Monday, 13 May 2019 18:30

April 2019 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP BOARD

April 4, 2019

Supervisor Smith called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 

Present: Gail Huber, Fran Ash, Rob Smith.
Absent: Michelle Quakenbush, Jan Gill.

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion by Huber, supported by Ash, to approve minutes of March 4, 2019.
Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the treasurer’s report of April 4, 2019 balance of $1,705,036.53 and overall balance of $2,267,023.39.
Roll call vote—Yes: Huber Ash, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION)
None.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

MASTER PLAN
ZA Bebee stated there were two responses from the Master Plan notifications. One from the City of Mt Pleasant stating that the boundary map was incorrect. The other was from Isabella County but no comments.

NEW BUSINESS

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR TIM BEBEE
ZA Bebee gave his report.

2019 BRINE CONTRACT
Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the 2019 Brine Contract for three applications for $27,219.33.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Huber, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously approved.

BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the following amendments to the 2018-2019 budget: Township board: printing and publication $200.00, Assessor: printing $10.00, Clerk: office expense $300.00, Treasurer: deputy treasurer $400.00, Treasurer: education & training: $110.00, Drain at large: $1800.00, Planning Commission: per diem $150.00, ZBA: per diem $125.00, Social security township share: $1200.00.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Huber, Ash; No: None. 
Motion unanimously carried.

PAY THE BILLS

Motion by Huber, supported by Ash, to pay the bills.
Roll call vote—Yes: Huber, Ash, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

OTHER

Clerk Ash stated there was a change in the cost of the salting of the parking lot in the Your Way Lawncare contract from $20/$25 to $40 per salting of the parking lot.
Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the revised snowplowing contract from Your Way Lawncare.
Roll all vote—Yes: Ash, Huber, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously approved.

Supervisor Smith stated he has an issue with the Road Commission meeting the board had last month. The board was handed a bill for $89,000 for the bridge on Shepherd Rd.
Motion by Huber, supported by Ash, for Supervisor Smith to write a letter to the Isabella County Road Commission that the township will not pay the $89,000 for the Shepherd Rd. bridge.
Motion carried.

He also received a call from a furious resident on Loomis Rd. because they are going to put a bridge on Loomis Rd. She did not know anything about it until Frontier came to her house and wanted her to sign for a new easement on her property.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Huber, supported Ash, to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 7:27 pm.

Fran Ash
Chippewa Township Clerk