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 July 10, 2023.
ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS PRESENT: Jay Fish-Supervisor, Lisa Marinich-Clerk, Krystal Eliason-Treasurer, Robert Janda-Trustee, Chris Walmhoff-Trustee.
MINUTES APPROVAL: Wahmhoff motioned, seconded by Janda to approve the June 5, 2023 minutes. All in favor, motion passed.
AGENDA APPROVAL: Eliason motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the agenda. All in favor, motion passed.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Linnea Barron let the board know that her term on the Planning Commission expires in October and at that time she will retire from the position.
-Rosie VanWagner thanked the board for the tree removal on Park Rd.
OLD BUSINESS: Fish has called Tinti several times with no response. May have to look into another township attorney to hire. Land division will be tabled until next months’ meeting.
-Marinich will put an ad in the paper for bids on the restoration of the town hall. Windows that need to be changed and the cedar shake siding/drip edge. Table until next months’ meeting.
-Marinich received quotes from Homestead Graphics for signs in Arvon township. The some of the public thought that there should be more than one quote. Marinich will get more for next months’ meeting.
-Doug Mills was present at the meeting. The township let him know that there is approximately $116,000.00 in the road fund. We asked him what kind of projects could be done in Arvon Township. Mills replied that starting in 2025, there is a grant that has 2 phases-Jentoft Rd. to Town Rd. in Arvon township and then from Town Rd to McComb’s Corner in Arvon township. There will be a 20% match for this project, Mills is looking for additional funding sources. The money in the Road fund could be used towards the match. Mills will keep the township updated.
-Strohshein gave the Planning Commision update. They have been working with Jason McCarthy from Northwoods Planning & Zoning for several months to update the Recreation Plan, per State of Michigan regulations. We are at the point where the Final Draft is available for public review. The board will be having a public meeting in September.
NEW BUSINESS: Marinich let the board know that she submitted an application for a Fire Dept Grant. The grant could be up to $10,000.00. Disbursement of funds could be as soon as August 10, 2023 for the local governments awarded.
-After discussion, Fish will contact Jim Nankervis to see if he is willing to survey the new section of the cemetery.
-Fish would like to purchase a bigger lawn mower for the cemetery. The one we have now is too small for the new section of the cemetery. Wahmhoff motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve Fish the purchase of a riding lawn mower for the cemetery. Not to exceed $5,000.00. All in favor, motion passed.
-Eliason motioned, seconded by Janda to approve Rukkila Negro Associates to complete the yearly F-65 form. All in favor, motion passed. JAMES FEDIE: Jim let the board know that the Board of Review will be meeting July 18, 2023.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Eliason gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report. General Fund-$350,316.56 Ambulance/EMT Fund-$28,317.19 Fire Fund-$318,022.50 Liquor Fund-$578.39, Road Fund-$166,299.06. Marinich motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the Treasurer’s Report. All in favor, motion passed.
BILL APPROVAL: Eliason motioned, seconded by Janda to approve the bills. All in favor, motion passed.
NEXT MEETING DATE: The next meeting date will be August 7, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.
ADJOURN: Eliason motioned, seconded by Janda to adjourn at 6:50 P.M. All in favor, motion passed. Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk