ARVON TOWNSHIP ANNUAL/BUDGET MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 30, 2020
CALL TO ORDER: Supervisor James Soli called the March 30, 2020 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, Chris Wahmhoff-Trustee-absent.
ROLL CALL: Taken at 5:00 p.m.
MARCH 26, 2019 MINUTES APPROVAL: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Pam Nankervis to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2019 meeting. All in favor, motion passed.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Bette Gabe, to approve the Agenda. All in favor, motion passed.
SUPERVISOR’S TOWNSHIP UPDATE: Supervisor Soli presented the Township updates.
-Due to the Corona pandemic, the Annual/Budget meeting will be brief with only what is on the Annual agenda and to approve the budgets.
-The new part of the Skanee Cemetery is now surveyed.
-Hired Jason McCarthy to update the townships Master Plan. The township put $5,000 down and $5,000 at completion. Due to the coronavirus, this work has been delayed.
-The township website has been updated this year.
-The township signed an agreement with the Flood Insurance Program for property owners that would like to purchase flood insurance along the lake shore or river frontage, they may do so now on their own.
TOWNSHIP HALL MAINTENANCE: No hall maintenance was done this fiscal year.
DEPOSITORY: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Pam Nankervis to stay with Superior National Bank and Baraga Co. Credit Union as the Township depositories. All in favor, motion passed.
SALARY APPROVAL: The Supervisor’s salary to remain at $6,500.00, the Clerk salary to raise from $6,500.00 to $8,750.00 per year, the Treasurer’s salary from $8,000.00 to $10,250.00 a year and the Trustees raise from $55.00 to $100.00 per meeting. Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Sue Bollech to approve the salaries. 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. Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Bette Gabe to leave it the same. All in favor, motion passed.
MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES: Bette Gabe motioned, seconded by Pam Nankervis to approve the Federal Government rate per mile for reimbursement. All in favor, motion passed.
TOWN HALL/FIRE HALL RENTAL FEES AND AGREEMENTS: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Pam Nankervis to raise the rental fee for the downstairs and upstairs of the Town Hall from $75.00 to $150.00 each and leave the deposit fee for alcohol at $100.00. Rental of the Fire Hall remains $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: Joanne Erickson motioned to raise the cemetery lot fees from $200.00 to $400.00 for a full lot and a half lot from $100.00 to $250.00 for the taxpayers of Arvon Township. All in favor, motion passed.
CEMETERY CLEAN UP: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Sue Bollech 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 weeks paper.
BOARD OF REVIEW/ZONING BOARD/ELECTION BOARD SALARIES: Board of Review wage is $12.00/hr with paid lunch. Marinich requests that the Election Chairperson wage raise from $12.50/hr to $15.50/hr and the election workers wage from $12.00/hr to $15.00/hr, their paid lunches remain $10.00. Marinich requests that the Zoning Board/Zoning Board of Appeals chairperson and secretary raise from $50.00 to $65.00 per meeting, and the Zoning Board members from $35.00 to $50.00 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. Joanne Erickson motioned, second by Pam Nankervis to approve the increase for the Zoning board wages and election wages and to leave the Board of Review wages and training as is. All in favor, motion passed.
ANNUAL MEETING ADJOURNMENT: Joanne Erickson motioned, seconded by Pam Nankervis to adjourn the Annual meeting at 6:15 P.M. All in favor, motion passed.
BUDGET MEETING: Supervisor James Soli called the 2019-2020/2020-2021 Budget meeting to order at 6:15 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 2019-2020. All in favor, motion passed.
– After the board read through the Budget of 2020-2021, Krystal Larson motioned, seconded by Keith Erickson to approve the 2020-2021 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 6:30 P.M. All in favor, motion passed.
Lisa M. Marinich
Arvon Township Clerk