Monday, 09 March 2020 13:52

March 2020 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP BOARD

March 2, 2020

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

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

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion by Quakenbush, supported by Ash, to approve minutes of February 3, 2020.
Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to approve the treasurer’s report of March 3, 2020 balance of $1,828,111.37 and overall balance of $2,401,944.90.
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Smith, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION)
Public comment was held.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR TIM BEBEE
ZA Bebee was absent.

CONSUMERS ENERGY LIGHT RESOLUTION
Clerk Ash received paperwork from Consumers Energy. Consumers had done an audit of the streetlights in the township and has issued a credit of $8084.64 and requested a streetlight resolution for streetlight account #100000248094 and #103036005181.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to approve Consumers Energy streetlight resolution.
Motion carried.

CEMETERY CONTRACT
Grim Enterprises will keep cemetery mowing/maintenance prices the same as previous years.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakebush, to approve the cemetery contract with Grim Enterprises for the 2020-2021 budget year.
Roll call vote—Yes: Ash, Smith, Quakenbush; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

BRINE CONTRACT
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakebush, to approve the 2020 brine contract with Isabella Road Commission for three applications of Michigan chloride at a cost of $27,219.33.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Quakenbush, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PAY THE BILLS

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

OTHER

The board has received complaints of blight in the township.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to direct the Planning Commission to come up with a plan and budget for blight enforcement.
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Ash, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Quakenbush, supported by Ash, to adjourn.
Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.

Fran Ash
Chippewa Township Clerk