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2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

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2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

ARVON TOWNSHIP ANNUAL/BUDGET MEETING MINUTES

MARCH 26, 2019

CALL TO ORDER: Supervisor James Soli called the March 26, 2019 Annual/Budget meeting to order that was held at the Skanee Fire Hall at 5:00 P.M. 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: James Soli-Supervisor, Krystal Larson-Treasurer, Lisa Marinich-Clerk, Keith Erickson-Trustee, Karl Gipp-Trustee-absent.

ROLL CALL: Taken at 5:00 p.m.

MARCH 29, 2018 MINUTES APPROVAL: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Linnea Barron to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2018 meeting.  All in favor, motion passed.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Krystal Larson motioned, seconded by Joanne Erickson, to approve the Agenda.  All in favor, motion passed.

SUPERVISOR’S TOWNSHIP UPDATE:   Supervisor Soli presented the Township updates.

-Steven Tinti is the township’s new attorney.

-The new part of the Skanee Cemetery is now surveyed.

-Hired Jason McCarthy to update the townships Master Plan.  $5,000 down and $5,000 at completion.

-The township website has been updated.

TOWNSHIP HALL MAINTENANCE:  No hall maintenance was done this fiscal year.         

DEPOSITORY:  Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Nancy Soli to stay with Superior National Bank and Baraga Co. Credit Union as the Township depositories.  All in favor, motion passed. 

SALARY APPROVAL: The Supervisor and Clerk salary is $6,500.00 per year, the Treasurer’s salary is $8,000.00 a year and the Trustees are $55.00 per meeting.  Nancy Soli motioned, seconded by Linnea Barron approving the salaries remain the same.  All in favor, motion passed.

DATES, TIMES, LOCATION OF REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS: The Regular monthly meetings are at 6:00 P.M. At the Skanee Fire Hall. Keith Erickson motioned, seconded by Joanne Erickson to leave it the same.  All in favor, motion passed.

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Linnea Barron to approve the Federal Government rate per mile for reimbursement.  All in favor, motion passed.

TOWN HALL/FIRE HALL RENTAL FEES AND AGREEMENTS: Kelly Erickson motioned, seconded by Kay Erickson to keep the rental fee for the downstairs and upstairs of the Town Hall at $75.00 each and leave the deposit fee for alcohol at $100.00.  Rental of the Fire Hall is $50.00 and a $100.00 deposit for alcohol.  The Fire hall rental will be free to all Fire Dept. members.  All in favor, motion passed.

CEMETERY LOT FEES: The cemetery lot fees are $200.00 for a full lot and a half lot $100.00. Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Kay Erickson stay with the same fees for the taxpayers of Arvon Township.  All in favor, motion passed. 

CEMETERY CLEAN UP: Dorothy Nankervis motioned, seconded by Linnea Barron to bid out the Skanee cemetery clean up again this year.  All in favor, motion passed.  Marinich will put an ad in paper for bids in the next week’s paper.

BOARD OF REVIEW/ZONING BOARD/ELECTION BOARD SALARIES:  Board of Review wage is $12.00/hr with paid lunch. The Election Chairperson wage is $12.50/hr. and the election workers wage is $12.00/hr., their paid lunches are $10.00. The Zoning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals chairperson is $35.00, secretary $30.00, Zoning Board members $25.00 per meeting. Any training for the Board of Review, Zoning Boards or the Election Board will be paid  $25.00 for a half day (up to 4 hours) and $50.00 for a full day (over 4 hours) plus mileage.  Marinich asked for a raise for the two Zoning Boards, $50.00 for the chairperson and secretary, $35.00 for the members per meeting.  Joanne Erickson motioned, second by Kay Erickson to approve the increase for the two Zoning board wages and to keep the Board of Review and training as is.   All in favor, motion passed.        

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS:   Marinich asked that the Township Janitor receive a raise.  From $6,500 a year to $7,200 a year.  Keith Erickson motioned, seconded by Nancy Soli to approve the raise.  All in favor, motion passed.

ANNUAL MEETING ADJOURNMENT: Keith Erickson motioned, seconded by Linnea Barron to adjourn the Annual meeting at 5:30 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

BUDGET MEETING: Supervisor James Soli called the 2018-2019/2019-2020 Budget meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. at the Township Fire Hall.  After the board read through the revised budget, Keith Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the revised budget of 2018-2019.  All in favor, motion passed.

– After the board read through the Budget of 2019-2020, Krystal Larson motioned, seconded by Keith Erickson to approve the 2019-2020 Budget.  All in favor, motion passed. 

TOWNSHIP BILL APPROVAL:  Keith Erickson motioned, seconded by Krystal Larson to approve paying the bills.  All in favor, motion passed. 

ADJOURNMENT:  Keith Erickson motioned, seconded by Krystal Larson to adjourn the Budget meeting at 5:45 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich

Arvon Township Clerk

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