Redding Township Meeting Unapproved Minutes
September 18, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Guests: Dale Majewski, Linn and Carolyn Pruden, Dave Gruber, Patrick Agin
Board Members Present: Treasurer Gruber, Supervisor Krchmar, Clerk McBurney, Trustee Mann, Trustee Ashbaugh
Dale Majewski County Commissioner District #1 spoke on the following topics:
•Old US 27 has the pavement installed between Mansiding Road and Harrison. The sides of the road are still being worked on.
•Pere Marquette District Library and Harrison Library are offering computer classes for the month of September.
•The Board of Commissioners has the work on the County Budget almost completed. This is for fiscal year October 1, 2013 thru September 30, 2014.
•Central Michigan District Health Department was notified that they have become the first Nationally Certified Health Department in Michigan.
•Ground breaking for the new Central Michigan Health Clinic & Dental Clinic was held Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 4:00pm.
•East Michigan Council of Government (EMCOG) will be holding a free Regional Resource Workshop on September 20, 2013 from 9:00am – 12:00 noon. It will be held at the Pinconning Township Hall, 1751 E Cody Estey Road in Pinconning. The workshop is on loan and grant funding for community and regional projects.
Patrick Agin – Harrison Fire Chief
He came to answer any questions that the people wanted to ask. He gave an update on the two fire runs that were made in Redding Township in August, 2013.
Motion to accept 08-21-2013 minutes with changes made by Treasurer Gruber and supported by Trustee Mann. Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Treasurer Gruber, Clerk McBurney and Trustee Ashbaugh. Motion carried.
No one attended the meeting.
Treasurer’s report was reviewed.
•Fire department incident report was reviewed.
•Sheriff Incident Report was reviewed.
•Director of Emergency Management – Jerry Becker sent us a letter that Redding Township has been designated as a short term sheltering location. However, the Board requested at our September meeting more information on this entire issue. Instead of getting information back, we received the letter designating Redding Township. Dale Majewski and Tom Krchmar will get more information to make a decision. This issue had a favorable response by the board, based on more information. Also, Clerk McBurney will contact our Liability Insurance Cmpany for any problems with this issue.
•Clare County Equalization sent us an L-4029 worksheet for millage request. The only millage increase is for the fire department. The Board ageed to increase the millage from .40 to .70. The form has a due date of September 30, 2013. Clerk McBurney will take the form to the Equalization Department for corrections on Supervisor and Clerk names. The Supervisor and the Clerk have to sign the form. Motion to increase. by Trustee Mann and second by Treasurer Gruber. Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Trustee Ashbaugh, Treasurer Gruber and Clerk McBurney. Motion carried.
•State of Michigan – Bureau of Construction Codes – They sent us a notice that there will be a public forum October 24, 2013 in Okemos, MI to discuss construction code changes or additions. Supervisor Krchmar will attend the meeting.
•Marion and Wexford-Missaukee school districts sent us form L-4029 Tax Rate Increase Worksheet. No increase in taxes. These documents will be filed away.
Activities – Pot Luck dinners are successful.
Lake George Booster Club will have a fish (cod) fry dinner on October 18, 2013 at 4:00pm.
Collection of canned goods and other staples can be dropped off in the barrel in the foyer. This is for the needy at Thanksgiving.
November 16, 2013 a bake sale will be at the Hall. Also, maybe a chili dinner for hunters that evening. The bake sale could be combined with the dinner. Volunteers are needed to provide some ingredients for the chili dinner. If the bake sale is not combined with the dinner, it will start at 9:00am.
•Cemetery – Sign poles should be fixed in two to three weeks.
•State of Michigan form F-65 will be completed by Jon Damoff. This form is necessary for state revenue sharing to local governments. The due date is Decemberr 31, 2013. At the next Clerk’s meeting, ask other clerks who prepares their F-65.
1.) The hall rental notice will be changed to read that non-profit associations from Redding Township only will have no rental fees. Motion by Trustee Mann and second by Trustee Ashbaugh, Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee Ashbaugh and Clerk McBurney. Motion carried.
2.) National Builders Association – Energy Efficiency Standards – A form was received specifying the pro and cons of using energy efficient features in home construction. The question is to build these standards into construction codes or not. A signature is required by the Supervisor to acknowledge that Redding Township is aware of the pro and cons of this issue going forward. Motion by Trustee Mann and second by Trustee Ashbaugh, Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee Ashbaugh. Clerk McBurney abstained. Motion carried.
3.) Election in November – 2013 No election will be held.
4.) Fire millage increase from .40 to .70/mill. Motion by Trustee Mann and second by Treasurer Gruber. Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee Ashbaugh and Clerk McBurney. Motion carried.
5.) Bids for snow plowing for this winter will be sent out.
6.) Truck Load Restrictions – Weight restriction signs are needed on certain dirt roads in the Township. This is especially true in the spring. Supervisor Krchmar will contact the Clare County Road Commission for placement of the signs.
7.) Electricity for Transfer Station Office – Supervisor Krchmar will check into the cost and equipment needed to make this happen. The overall cost will be the main factor in this decision.
8.) Re-order checking account checks. A spending limit of seventy dollars was agreed upon. The order will be 500 or 1000 checks depending on cost. Wal-Mart will be the vendor. Motion by Trustee Ashbaugh and second by Trustee Mann. Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee Ashbaugh and Clerk McBurney. Motion carried.
Motion to approve bills 2220 – 2233, 9998 in the amount of $5,836.57. – Motion made by Trustee Mann and second by Treasurer Gruber. Board members in favor: Trustee Mann, Treasurer Gruber, Trustee Ashbaugh and Clerk McBurney. Motion carried.
Motion to adjourn made by Clerk McBurney and supported by Trustee Mann at 9:20pm.