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Township Board Meeting Minutes July 2021

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Township Board Meeting Minutes July 2021

JULY 5, 2021 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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 5, 2021.

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS PRESENT: Jay Fish-Supervisor, Krystal Larson-Treasurer, Lisa Marinich-Clerk, Robert Janda-Trustee , Chris Walmhoff-Trustee.

MINUTES APPROVAL: Wahmhoff motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the June 7, 2021 minutes.  All in favor, motion passed.

AGENDA APPROVAL: Fish requests “Point Abbaye” and “Dust Control” under “Old Business”, Marinich requests “UPSET” under “Old Business”.   With the additions to the agenda, Larson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve the agenda.   All in favor, motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Linnea Barron let the Board know that the Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting July 15, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. To 8:30 p.m.  Land Use Plan -vision for Arvon Township.  Jason McCarthy will be attending the meeting.  Barron also let the board know that they will be holding their annual meeting on July 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

-Marinich Sworn in Nancy Strohschein as a member of the Planning Commission on July 15, 2021.

-The land on the end of Sawmill Road has been notified to Ken Anderson.  Complaints have been made about.

OLD BUSINESS:  The cemetery will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

-A special meeting was held on June 30th about the ORV trailing in Arvon Township.  Not many showed for the meeting so the Board asked the Planning Commission board if they would bring this issue up at their special meeting thinking there would be more attending.  This will be tabled until next month’s meeting. 

-Fish has been getting complaints about people driving their vehicles out to the end of the Point Abbaye.  They are wondering why the large rocks were pushed aside allowing this to happen.  Fish will contact the Baraga Co. Road Commission and Wendy Goodreau about this issue.  Table until next month’s meeting.

-A few residents attended the meeting concerned if the township is going to do anything about the dust control.   Fish will contact the Baraga Co. Road Commission to see what can be done.  Table until next month’s meeting.

-UPSET is seeking funding to assist with operating expenses which greatly enhance investigative efforts in our community.  The township contributed $1,000.00 in the past.  Larson Motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve a $1,000.00 contribution to UPSET.  All in favor, motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS:  Bay Ambulance is requesting additional funding.   They are desperately in need of replacing ambulances.  Marinich let the board know that there would be $15,000.00 available to contribute.  There would be enough in the Amb/EMT fund to pay all the monthly bills for the fiscal year after contributing the $15,000.00 to Bay Ambulance.  Larson motioned, seconded by Janda to approve the $15,000.00 to Bay Ambulance to put towards a new ambulance.  All in favor, motion passed. 

-MTA strongly suggests the township should approve a Principles of Governance. This is to maintain the highest standard and traditions of Michigan townships.  Marinich motioned, seconded by Larson to approve a Principles of Governance.  All in favor, motion passed.  

JAMES FEDIE:  Fedie let the board know that the Board of Review will be meeting on July 21, 2021.

MAIL CALL:   

TREASURER’S REPORT: Larson gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report.  General Fund-$321,138.77 Ambulance/EMT Fund-$38,624.95 Fire Fund-$224,733.45 Liquor Fund-$524.82, Road Fund-$70,385.21. Marinich motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  All in favor, motion passed.      

BILL APPROVAL:  Larson motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the bills.   All in favor, motion passed.

NEXT MEETING DATE:   The next meeting date will be August 2, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.

ADJOURN: Marinich motioned, seconded by Larson to adjourn at 6:50 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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