12/21/16 Meeting Minutes




Dec. 21, 2016

8391 W. Temple DriveHarrison, MI48625


The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.

Followed by the Pledge of Allegiance


Board Members Present:Supervisor Borgula, Clerk Galloway, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee McGlashen and Trustee Scarbrough.


  • Guests: Trisha &Mike Galloway, Dale Majewski, Ed Uber, Dave Gruber, Ken Lind, Ray Borgula


  • Guest Speakers: Dale MajewskiClare County Commissioner

They have 1 part time Magistrate position open.

Two positions in the Treasurers office have been filled.

New Commissioner Sandy Bristol.


·         Guest Speakers: Tammy Galloway – Activities Director

Holiday Dinner with Santa was a success served about 167.


  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: 11/16/2016 Meeting Minutes & Special Meeting Minutes 12/3/16

A motion was made to accept the minutes after correction to Meeting Minutes – under unfinished business Hall Lights balusters was changed to ballast.

And correction to the Special Meeting Minutes – Date from Dec. 2, 2016 to Dec. 3, 2016

Motion made by Treasurer Gruber/Trustee McGlashen all in favor Motion carried.


·         Sheriff’s Incidents: 18 calls


  • Unfinished Business:

Cemetery Clean-up – Completed and final check will be sent after the approval of the bills.

Hall Lights – Ray Borgula, fixed the lights and replaced bulbs with LEDs

BOR – Meeting held Dec. 8, 2016 / 7 total approved 1 denied.


·         New Business:

Fire Contract – The amount went up a little from last year. New contract starts 1/1/17. Motion was made to except the contract by Clerk Galloway and Supported by Treasurer Gruber – all in favor Motion carried.

Repairs / Supplies and emergencies – Motion was made by Trustee Scarbrough to keep the Supervisors unapproved funds at $500.00 Supported by Treasurer Gruber – all in favor Motion carried.

Town Hall Floor – Supervisor Borgula spoke with Tom Corwin and he said he would wax the hall floor for $10.00 an hour as long as the tables and chairs were moved. Supervisor Borgula made a Motion to have Tom Corwin do the floor but not to exceed $150, 00. Trustee Scarbrough supported – all in favor Motion carried.

Transfer Station / recycling / report – Supervisor Borgula checked into having the recycling bin full time, there is no contract the cost is $250.00 per fill. Motion to try recycling full time was made by Supervisor Borgula and Supported by Treasurer Gruber – all in favor Motion carried.

Transfer Station report – Trustee Scarbrough filled 5 bins / 3 people with no cards / 2 guys from another township trying to dump that she turned away. Besides that no other problems with people showing their cards.

Cemetery – Supervisor Borgula will finish the work on the cemetery and in the spring will show Clerk Galloway the cemetery and at that point they will work together.

Road Commission Meeting – Supervisor Borgula attended the meeting and stated that Cook Ave is slated for gravel in 2017.

 MTA – 4 Board members attended the classes. 2 books were purchased for the township 1 regarding policies which the board is going to start working on.

Agenda – Public comment (3 minutes) will be added to the beginning of the agenda as well as the end of the agenda. Clerk Galloway will continue to do the Agenda and will send out an email 5 days prior to the meeting to board members to see if they have anything to add to the agenda for the upcoming meeting.


·         Public Comment:

It was brought to the board’s attention that the street lights at Johnson & 61 / Trumbul & Cook & the cemetery need to be looked at flicking off and on. Supervisor Borgula will contact Consumers Energy.


·         Approval of Bills:

A motion was made by Treasurer Gruber to approve bills total amount of $18,519.49 Supported by Trustee Scarbrough – all in favor Motion carried.


·         Motion to adjourn: Made by Supervisor Borgula Supported by Treasurer Gruber and in favor Motion carried

·         Meeting Adjourned 8:20





TGalloway – Clerk