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January 2020 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP BOARD

January 6, 2020

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

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

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion by Huber, supported by Gill, to approve minutes of December 2, 2019.
Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the treasurer’s report of Jan. 6, 2019 balance of $1,728,919.73 and overall balance of $2,300,717.44.
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Smith, Ash, Gill, Huber; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION)

None.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTMENT
Motion by Smith, supported by Huber, to appoint Matt Flegel to a 3 year term to the Planning Commission.
Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR TIM BEBEE
ZA Bebee arrived late. Attorney Bloem stated that the board has done all that is needed to be done for the Master Plan. Clerk just needs to sign it and send copies to the county and surrounding townships of Denver, Greendale, Coe and Union.

MTA EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Motion by Ash, supported by Gill, to pay registration, per diem, mileage, meal allowance, and hotel for the township board, Deputy Treasurer VanderKolk and Matt Flegel to attend the 2020 MTA Educational Conference in Traverse City, April 27th -30th.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Gill, Huber, Ash, Quakenbush; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

2020 MILEAGE RAGE
Motion by Ash, supported by Gill, to keep the 2020 mileage rate at 50 cents.
Roll call vote—Yes: Ash, Gill, Smith, Huber, Quakenbush; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

TOWNSHIP SHARE OF FIRE DEPT. BUDGET
Motion by Ash supported by Huber to pay $66,936.30 for Chippewa Township’s share of the Shepherd Tri-Twp Fire Dept. budget.
Roll call vote—Yes: Gill, Ash, Quakenbush, Huber, Smith; No: None
Motion unanimously carried.

PAY THE BILLS

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

OTHER

Clerk Ash stated that the price Your Way Lawncare gave for salting the parking lot only included the hall parking lot not the firehall parking lot.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to pay Your Way Lawncare $110.00 to salt both parking lots when needed for icy conditions.
Roll call vote—Yes: Gill, Ash, Quakenbush, Huber, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously approved.

Clerk Ash stated that the Nov. minutes didn’t include the roll call vote for the budget amendments. She said she would include the motion in January minutes so there would be a record of it. The motion should have been in the minutes as follows:

Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to approve the following 2019-2020 budget amendments: Township board: Dues $75.00, Assessor: Contracted services $500.00, Assessor: Computer & software $1000.00, Township offices: operating supplies $300.00, Cemetery: operation expense $200.00, Cemetery: supplies $500.00, Cemetery: miscellaneous $50.00, Roads: brine expense $1220.00, Social security: township share: $3000.00.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Quakenbush, Gill; No: None.
Motion unanimously approved.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Gill, supported Ash, to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 7:23 pm.

Fran Ash
Chippewa Township Clerk