Wednesday, 05 August 2020 22:47

July 2020 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP BOARD

July 6, 2020

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

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

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion by Huber, supported by Quakenbush, to approve minutes of April 6, 2020.
Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the treasurer’s report of July 6, 2020 balance of $1,863,820.54 and overall balance of $2,441,943.52.
Roll call vote—Yes: Huber, Quakenbush, Smith, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION)

No comments.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

CYBER LIABIITY INSURANCE
Clerk Ash stated she received two options for cyber insurance from BHS Insurance. A $250,000.00 policy for $2399.00 and a $500,000.00 policy for $2940.00.
Motion by Huber, supported by Ash, to purchase the $500,000.00 policy for $2940.00.
Roll call vote—Yes: Ash, Quakenbush, Huber, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

NEW BUSINESS

BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Motion by Ash supported by Quakenbush to approve the following 2019-2020 budget
amendments: treasurer office expense: $25.00 and cemetery operation expense: $30.00.
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Huber, Smith, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

GRAVEL CONTRACTS
Motion by Ash, supported by Huber, to approve the following gravel contracts: Wise Rd. - .M-20 to end $5856.88, Genuine Rd. ½ mile to Remus Rd. $4905.06, Vroman Rd. – River Rd. N to end $9894.87, Chippewa Rd. – Deerfield Rd. to Millbrook Rd. $9810.13.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Quakenbush, Huber, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

ELECTION WORKERS
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to hire twelve election inspectors for the August 4, 2020 primary election.
Roll call vote—Yes: Huber, Ash, Quakenbush, Smith; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

ELECTION COMPUTERS
Clerk Ash stated the election computers were originally purchased by the State through the HAVA act years ago. New computers can be ordered through Isabella County.
Motion by Quakenbush supported by Huber to purchase three election computers for a cost of $1159.46 each.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Ash, Quakenbush, Huber; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PAY THE BILLS

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

OTHER

Planning Commission meetings and ZBA meetings will not be held until further notice due to the coronavirus.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Quakenbush, supported by Huber, to adjourn.
Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

Fran Ash
Chippewa Township Clerk