SPALDING TOWNSHIP MINUTES REGULAR BOARD MEETING MARCH 17 , 2021
POWER, MI THESE MINUTES ARE UNAPPROVED
March 17-2021- 6:30 pm
Meeting called to order by Supervisor, Jim Moraska.
The following board members were present: Kevin La Bonte, Chris Le Bouf, Jerry Bartnicki,
Guests were: Larry Johnson; count Commissioner
Leon Felch, Tax Accessor
Troy Verhaghen, Resident
Dan Hammerberg Fire Chief
Jim Nowack, Assistant Fire Chief
Elizabeth Burk, Deputy Clerk
Pledge of Allegiance; Led by Jim Moraska
Roll Call , 4 members present:
Approval of Agenda : Motion was made by Chris, to approve the agenda, Jerry supported, all in favor Motion passed.
Public Comment: Troy Verhaghen presented a Marijuana Micro Business, asking to have 150 plants, 1200 sq ft building, growing, processing facility in a fenced area. Would follow LARA Licensing through state of Michigan. Would be selling CBD oils and other products. Much discussion about this topic. Board would like to contact other counties that have similar businesses in their areas. Board decided to table this topic and revisit it at the next township meeting.
Clerk’s report was read, Motion to approve by Chris, 2nd by Jerry. Motion carried
Financial Report read; Motion to accept by Kevin, 2nd by Jim. Motion carried
Fire Report by Dan , See attached report. Dan brought up the issue of Mental Health for fire fighters. Is it covered by Workman’s Comp Insurance? Jim will investigate and report back
Park Report by Jim Nowack. Need more security around building, Rocks were removed, motorized tracks around area. Jim Moraska suggested putting up a fence. Will discuss further at future meetings
Accessor Report by Leon Felch. All taxes have been collected, no late filings Filings given to Jim Moraska to file Jim thanked Members of Board of Review for attending the two days of meetings. Data base is closed out, has been sent to the Equalization Dept.
Sherriff’s Report: Tom Draze is the new Under Sherriff for Menominee County. We wish him the very Best and much success.
Floor is finished and looks very nice
Jim received an email from CUPAD, regarding the platform review project, with costs for Gathering Platform & permits. This will be further reviewed to make a decision.
New Business: Laptop computer for township. A MOTION TO PURCHASE LAPTOP FOR THE TOWNSHIP BY Chris made a motion, Kevin 2nd. Motion passed
ROAD PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR THIS YEAR
TOWNSHIP LINE RD 600.00
KELL RD 18,000.00 FOR GRAVEL AND CRUSHED LIMESTONE SPLIT HALF WITH HARRIS TOWNSHIP
2000 CU YARDS GRAVEL FOR VARIOUS ROADS IN SPLADING TOWNSHIP 15,000.00
NEW REVIEW AND DISCUSS AND APPROVE OTHER ROAD PROJECTS FOR THIS SUMMER
Double chip seal FROM RIVER ROAD FROM PINE AVE PASS CEMETARY TO TOWER RD
TOWNSHIP FUNDS 45,000.00
Double chip seal from Ashland to Tower RD on county rd, 566 pass the church 61,900.00 township funds
Road Commission to do 563 from old US 2 north to 566 at no cost to the township
Road Commission to crack seal roads in confined area of Spalding, oak st, elm st, cedar st
A Motion to accept by Chris , 2nd by Kevin to approve these jobs motion approved
Portion of Quarry rd from US 2 to Spur RD to US 2 for bypass to repair bridge on US 2 at no cost tot the Township
Budget Over View: Page 4 – Fire Dept, 2 items are over budget 179.00 SS taxes overbudget 50.00
Account # 206000920002 Transfer 230.00 from Heat Budget
Account 2060000956000 put into Fire Dept Misc 180.00
Account 206862862000 SS taxes 50.00
Deputy Constable – Dan Hammerberg, Motion by Chris, 2nd by Jim Moraska, Motion passed
Motion to pay Chris 1st, Jerry 2nd, Roll call vote : Jerry, Chris, Kevin Jim
Public Comment: Leon Felch Township accessor said Lyme Great Lakes Timber, still getting old tax bills after properties were split and sold. We will check with Equalization regarding this matter
Motion was made to adjourn by Kevin, 2nd by Jerry at 7:55 pm MOTION APPROVED.
ELIZABETH BURK, DEPUTY CLERK
SPECIAL MEETING – APPROPRIATION ACT MEETING
Call to Order 8:00 PM 3-17-21