11-18-2015 Meeting Minutes


11/23/2015                                 REDDING TOWNSHIP

                                  UNAPPROVED MEETING MINUTE

                                                  NOVEMBER 18, 2015


The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm.

 Followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 Board Members Present: Supervisor Krchmar, Clerk Borgula, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee Mann and Trustee McGlashen.

 Guest: Nancy Scarbrough, Linn Pruden, Robert and Cara Uber, Linn Pruden, Carolyn Pruden, Edward Uber, Ray Borgula, Pam Mayfield, John Jaffers, Mike Trzcienski and Marybeth Trzcienski.


Guest Speakers:

New voting machines will be coming outin 2017 the cost of each voting machine will be approximately $7000.00.

Pam said townships need to be prepared to cover most of the cost of the new machines.

County Clerks are now responsible for the concealed pistol permits. Pam gave the amount of permits issued for the last seven years.

Dale Majewski – Clare County Commissioner,

Clare County Transit will have to put a millage on the ballot in 2016, the wording on the August election was not clear on the collection year.

Sheriff Incidents. 

30 were reported.

Motion to Approve October 21, 2015 Meeting Minutes.

A motion to accept the minutes was made by Trustee Mann /Treasurer Gruber – Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report.

The Treasurer’s report was reviewed. A motion to approve up to $350.00 for seven rolls off stamps was made by Clerk Borgula/ Trustee McGlashen – Motion carried.

A motion to approve up to $50.00 for printing and folding of tax letters was made by Trustee Mann / Trustee McGlashen.- Motion carried.

New Transfer Station Attendant starting November 22, 2015.

Linn Pruden retired as the Township Transfer Station Attendant. The Board thanked Linn for his many years of service. Robert Uber will be taking over Linn’s position for the remaining contract.

Board of Review Appointment.

A motion was made by Trustee McGlashen / Treasurer Gruber to appoint John Jaffurs to the Board of Review.-Motion Carried.


The Board of Review will meet at 3:30 pm on December 15th.



The Harvest Dinner will be November 21st. at 2:00 pm. The Holiday Party will be December 12th at 1:00 pm.

 Snow Removal Bids.

Two bids were presented for the 2015/2016 snow removal. A motion was made by Clerk Borgula / Trustee Mann to accept Mike Clark’s bid at $1800.00 for the season. Motion carried.

MTA Payment.

A motion was made by Trustee McGlashen / Treasurer Gruber to approve the 2016 local Michigan Township Association’s payment of $10.00. – Motion carried.

Public Comment.

Supervisor Krchmar presented Linn Pruden with a plaque for his years of service. Carolyn Pruden was given an award for her involvement with Fernwood Cemetery. The Board thanked Linn and Carolyn. Linn said the lid on dumpster # 3 needs to be replaced and rock salt is needed for the Transfer Station.

Approval of Bills.

Checks #2741-2756 and payroll withholding equaling $5864.20.

A motion was made by Trustee McGlashen/ Trustee Mann. – Motion carried.

Trustee Mann’s Resignation.

A motion was made to accept Sandy Mann’s resignation by Clerk Borgula / Treasurer Gruber – Motion Carried.

The Board thanked Sandy for her many years of service on the Board and for everything she has done for the Township. She’ll be greatly missed.

Appointment of New Trustee.

Nancy Scarbrough and Cara Uber applied for the Trustee position.The Board voted 3-1 to appoint Nancy Scarbrough as the new Township Trustee.

Motion to Adjourn.

Clerk Borgula /Trustee McGlashen at 8:08 pm.

Motion Carried.

Written by M. Borgula