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April 2020 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP BOARD

April 6, 2020

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

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

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion by Quakenbush, supported by Gill, to approve minutes of March 2, 2020.
Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to approve the treasurer’s report of April 6, 2020 balance of $1,883,443.28 and overall balance of $2,458,033.75.
Roll call vote—Yes: Gill, Quakenbush, Smith, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION)

No comments.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

CYBER LIABIITY INSURANCE
Clerk Ash stated she sent the application for the cyber liability insurance but hasn’t heard back from the insurance company.

NEW BUSINESS

BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Motion by Ash, supported by Gill, to approve the following 2019-2020 budget amendments:  Elections: Wages $2100.00, Office supplies $425.00, Treasurer: Office Supplies $140.00, Township offices: Operating supplies $325.00, Contracted services $4100.00, Cemetery: Operation expense $100.00, Supplies $650.00, Contracted services $1400.00, Contracted services mowing/maintenance $1900.00, Fire Protection: Per diems $250.00, Operating expense $2000.00, Planning Commission: Per diems $60.00. 
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Gill, Smith, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

SERVER UPGRADE
Motion by Ash, supported by Gill, to pay $699.00 to Robert Stump/Net Tekz to upgrade the township server from 2008 to 2016. 
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith,  Quakenbush, Gill, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PAY THE BILLS

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

OTHER

Governor Whitmer issued a “stay at home order”, EO2020-21 on Monday, March 23, 2020 in reference to Covid 19.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to approve the Resolution for Temporary Emergency Measures Resolution 2020-2. 
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Gill, Ash, Quakenbush; No: None.
Motion unanimously approved.

The resolution cancels meetings of the Chippewa Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals until the stay at home order is lifted. The Clerk, in conjunction with the Treasurer, will pay the payroll, budgeted expenditures, utilities, contractual agreements, etc. subject to the next meeting of the township board.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Fran Ash
Chippewa Township Clerk