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Township Board Mtg Minutes August 2019

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Township Board Mtg Minutes August 2019

AUGUST 5, 2019 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

CALL TO ORDER:  Supervisor James Soli called the Regular Board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m at the Arvon Township Fire Hall on August 5, 2019.

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS PRESENT:  James Soli-Supervisor, Lisa Marinich-Clerk, Krystal Larson-Treasurer, Keith Erickson-Trustee and Chris Wahmhoff-Trustee.

MINUTES APPROVAL:  Larson motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve the July 1, 2019 minutes.  All in favor, motion passed.

AGENDA APPROVAL:  Erickson motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the agenda.  All in favor, motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  The Planning Commission presented the new zoning map that Homestead Graphics completed.  Bette received a Master Plan quote of $16,600.00 from a Jerald Wuoremmaa.  This will be put on next month’s meeting.

-Bert Mason asked the board if they received the paper’s he gave at last month’s meeting to read over. It pertained to wind turbine information.  None of the members received anything.  He said he left an envelope on the township boards table. 

OLD BUSINESS: Bette is waiting on 2 gentlemen from Michigan Tech to let her know about working on the Land Use Plan.  This will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

-Fire fighters will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

-Marinich motioned, seconded by Erickson to accept that the Zoning Administrator have the authority over small houses.  All in favor, motion passed.                                                                                   Marinich motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve that the Zoning Administrator is appointed by the township supervisor, not the Planning Commission.  All in favor, motion passed.

-MTA sent Marinich a sample ordinance to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments.  Marinich will type an Arvon Township ordinance to be motioned on at next month’s meeting.  This will be tabled until next month.

NEW BUSINESS: Before a person can apply for flood plain insurance the Township has to participate in the program.  The first 30 days insured you’re restricted for the coverage, after that up to $250,000.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to participate the flood plain insurance program. Soli will get the application sent to FEMA.  This will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

FEDIE:  Jim is doing fieldwork right now.

MAIL CALL:

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Larson gave the Treasurer’s Report.  General Fund-$234,554.05, Ambulance/EMT Fund-$30,260.89, Fire Fund-$133,328.68, Liquor Fund-$459.04, Road Fund-$18,340.83.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Wahmhoff to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  All in favor, motion passed.

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

NEXT MEETING DATE:  Due to the Labor Day holiday the next meeting date will be held on September 3, 2019 at the Arvon Township Fire Hall.

ADJOURN:  Larson motioned, seconded by Marinich to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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