SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are unapproved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
October 19th, 2022 – 6:30 PM
The meeting was brought to order by Supervisor Moraska. The following Board members were present: Jim Moraska, Jerry Bartnicki, Cherryl Mencinger, Chris LeBoeuf and Kevin LaBonte. Guests included: Gerald Kleiman, Jim Nowack, Leon Felch, and Dan Hammerberg.
No public comment
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by Kevin to approve the agenda with Chris supporting.
All bills are up to date. A motion was made to accept the Clerks Report by Chris and was seconded by Kevin. Kevin and Chris looked over the expense statements. Minutes of the monthly meetings can be viewed on the Township website located at www.powers-spalding.org
Jerry gave the financial hand out showing the Township’s monthly balances and went over the report. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Kevin and seconded by Cherryl.
All is well at both taverns and at the grocery store for October.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 6 calls costing 0 dollars in losses and spending a total of 13 hours and 58 minutes.
1 memo was submitted.
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Subject: Memo #1 Grants
2021 AFG Grant
We were fortunate that they extended the grant application deadline to January 21, 2022. I submitted the application for a new fire engine to replace Engine 1 with an amount of $375,000. Our cost share if awarded is $17,857.14. The application was submitted on January 18, 2022. Waiting on award announcement. Announcements have started, no word yet.
2 burials since the last meeting, Gerald questioned if the Township would allow burials of cremains without an urn. That is something that would have to be researched.
The septic tank has been pumped at the park, and is shut down and the camping part closed off.
There was 9 building permits for the summer. We are two weeks away from generating the winter tax bills.
SNOW PLOW BID OPENING
2 bids were received, one from Ken Wilkey and one from Gerald Kleiman. The Board reviewed both bids and decided to go with Gerald Kleiman.
NEW COPY MACHINE INFO
There is an instruction manual on the side of the copier.
ROAD REPAIR FOR NEXT YEAR DISCUSSION
Our Township is scheduled to meet with the Road Commission in Janurary and will discuss which roads we feel need to be repaired in 2023. It depends on how much it will be for repairing these roads. Keep in mind that the Township does not maintain these roads the Road Commission does. Cherryl received bills for two roads that were repaired and we have a credit balance at the Road Commission. Why didn’t they use this credit balance. Jerry will look into this bill.
NOVEMBER MEETING DATE
The Board reviewed two alternate dates for November’s Board meeting. November 9th and November 23rd. It’s was decided to go with November 9th. The Luft’s Advertizer will be called to notify everyone of the date change.
CHARTER FRANCHISE INFO
It was decided to table this until next meeting.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by Kevin and seconded by Jerry, Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, Chris, yes, Kevin, yes, Motion approved.
Jim Nowack question if Jim talked to Jamie Gagne about putting some gravel on the south side of the fire dept. and he did talk to Jamie. Jim Nowack questioned about the job that the company that is installing the internet cable around the Township that is not doing a very good job covering the cable that they were installing. If anyone from the Township has a problem, contact Jason Keast @ 470-628-8693. Jim also questioned about the gravel at the corner of River Road and Pine Ave. Darrel Cass stated that the corner is exactly how is should be, it’s the people that are cutting the road and not using the blacktop.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
A motion was made to adjourn by Chris with Jerry seconding. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk