Township Board Meeting Minutes December 2022

Skanee Townhall

CALL TO ORDER: Supervisor Jay Fish called the Regular Board meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. at the Arvon
Township fire hall on December 5, 2022.
ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS PRESENT: Jay Fish-Supervisor, Krystal Eliason-Treasurer, Lisa Marinich-Clerk, Robert Janda-Trustee , Chris Walmhoff-Trustee.
MINUTES APPROVAL: Walmhoff motioned, seconded by Janda to approve the November 7, 2022 minutes. All in favor, motion passed.
AGENDA APPROVAL: Janda motioned, seconded by Eliason to approve the agenda. All in favor, motion
PUBLIC COMMENT: Strohshein let the board know that the Planning Commission will be holding a meeting
December 8, 2022. Sue Bollech asked about the Fire/EMT radios. Marinich let her know they are not
updated yet.
-Kelly Erickson asked if the twp hall will be winterized this year. Kay Erickson would like to see it open until
their family leaves after the holiday. They would like to play games upstairs. Wahmhoff motioned, seconded by Janda to winterize the hall after the holiday. All in favor, motion passed.
OLD BUSINESS: Fish talked to Tinti about the land division issue. Tinti let him know that when he goes to
Houghton, he will look it up. Table until next months meeting.
-Glen Anderson from U.P. Health Dept asked for a copy of the minutes where the township board denied
approval of a remote cabin/vaulted privey to the Sawmill property owners. WUPHD will now take action on this issue.
-Fish let the board know that a few guys went to the cemetery, found the markers and staked it off.
-LeClaire was not present at the meeting. This will be taken off the agenda until further notice.
JAMES FEDIE: Fedie let the board know that the tax bills are out and that there will be no Board of Review
meeting in December.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Eliason gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report. General Fund-$346,063.11
Ambulance/EMT Fund-$19,958.06 Fire Fund-$277,829.77 Liquor Fund-$846.35, Road Fund-$120,035.16.
Marinich motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the Treasurer’s Report. All in favor, motion passed.
BILL APPROVAL: Marinich will add $21.17 to Kay Erickson for website support. With the addition, Eliason
motioned, seconded by Janda to approve the bills. All in favor, motion passed.
NEXT MEETING DATE: Due to the New Year holiday, the next meeting date will be January 9, 2023 at 6:00
P.M. at the Fire hall.
ADJOURN: Eliasion motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to adjourn at 6:25 P.M. All in favor, motion passed.
Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

Planning Commission Work Session November 9, 2022

November 9, 2022

Call to order:  6 PM

Roll Call:  Nancy Strohschein, Chairperson; Linnea Barron, Secretary; Joe Bollech, Trustee; Bob Janda, Township Board Representative; Robert Lindert, Trustee; Joe Loman, Trustee.  Absent:  Donna Preston, out of town.

Pledge of Allegiance:  Recited.

Guests:  Bette Gabe

Purpose of Meeting:  Updating of Recreation Plan and begin work on the Zoning Ordinance.

Approval of Agenda:  Robert made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Bob.  Motion carried.


1. Meetings:  Michigan law does not allow remote member attendance.

2.  Recreation Plan:  The previous Recreation Plan (2012-2016) was reviewed page by page.  Noted was the public participation for this plan, our existing recreation opportunities (snowmobiling, ATV access, fishing).  Goals and objectives included the improvements to the Waterfront Park with grant monies including boat launch and piers.  The need for ADA accessible projects was discussed.  Bette brought up the trail fees (sticker/trail permit), DNR stickers, etc., required for use of trails.  Future action programs include what Covid monies are available.  The assignment for members is to review other township recreation plans for our next meeting, yet to be announced in December.  We tentatively set a date for a public participation meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2023, maybe at the Finns with pizza, 6 PM.  The purpose is to move the recreation plan along to possibly be completed by April 1, 2023, for grant application deadlines. 

3.  Zoning Ordinance:  One area of importance in the Ordinance is definitions.  We received from Jason McCarthy examples of definitions we may need to adopt.  These will be reviewed by members for the next meeting.

Adjournment:  Jay made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Joe.  Motion carried.

Next Meeting:  Nancy will contact us on the best date in December.

Submitted by Linnea Barron, Secretary