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November 2021 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP BOARD

November 1, 2021

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

Present: Rob Smith, Fran Ash, Kathy VanderKolk, Michelle Quakenbush
Absent: Gail Huber

PREVIOUS MINUTES

Motion by Quakenbush, supported by VanderKolk, to approve meeting minutes of October 4, 2021.
Motion carried.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to approve the treasurer’s report of Nov. 1, 2021 available balance of $2,600,142.27and overall balance of. $2,772,243.40.
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Smith, VanderKolk, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT (AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION)

Public comment was held.

Deputy Fire Chief, Ben Bryant, was in attendance and gave the board the fire protection costs.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to pay $27,683.19 for Chippewa Township’s share of Shepherd Tri-Twp Fire Dept. labor costs.
Roll call vote—Yes: Smith, Quakenbush, VanderKolk, Ash; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

BLIGHT OFFICER

ZA Bebee met with Trevor Reid, who is interested in the blight officer position, to discuss the Code Enforcement position and its duties. There are several items that need to be discussed by the township board: wages, vehicle signage, reimbursement, etc. Attorney Bloem will go over the current blight ordinance to see if it needs revised.

POLICIES
Attorney Bloem will make modifications to the policies and send them to the clerk and treasurer.

NEW BUSINESS

ZONING ADMINSTRATOR – TIM BEBEE
ZA Bebee gave an update.

STOVAK LAND SPLIT
Motion by VanderKolk, supported by Ash, to approve Stovak land split.
Motion carried.

ASSESSOR RESIGNATION
Assessor, Brad Beach, is resigning his position as of December 31st. Tina Braman was in attendance at the meeting. She has worked with Beach for several years. She is a Level 3 MAAO.
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to hire Tina Braman as the Chippewa Township Assessor at an annual salary of $36,000.
Roll call vote—Yes: Quakenbush, Ash, Smith, VanderKolk; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

BUDGET AMENDMENTS
Motion by Ash, supported by Quakenbush, to amend the following 2021-2022 budget line items:

CPA $1500.00,
Treasurer per diem $1000.00,
Treasurer bond $500.00,
Election wages $2500.00,
Election office supplies $100.00,
Election postage $450.00,
Road expense $150,000.00,
Cemetery gas and fuel $200.00.

Roll call vote—Yes: Ash, Smith, VanderKolk, Quakenbush; No: None.
Motion unanimously carried.

PAY THE BILLS

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

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Huber, supported by Ash, to adjourn.
Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:06 pm.

Fran Ash
Chippewa Township Clerk