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Township Board Mtg Minutes, February , 2019

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Township Board Mtg Minutes, February , 2019

FEBRUARY 4, 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 February 4, 2019.            

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

MINUTES APPROVAL: Gipp motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve the January 7, 2019 minutes.  All in favor, motion passed.

AGENDA APPROVAL:  Soli requests “Permits” under “New Business.”  With the one addition Gipp motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the agenda.  All in favor, motion passed.     

PUBLIC COMMENT:   Dorothy Nankervis would like to see the Township find a new attorney. Gabe agrees with Nankervis’s comment.  She also let the board know that the Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting on wind turbines on February 6, 2019.

-Tom Kurkowski thanked Soli and Erickson for coming to their house in January.

-Kay Erickson updated the Township website.

OLD BUSINESS:   The Fire Dept. generator will be taken off until they can get a quote for one. -The Land Use Plan is coming along, there are no major changes.

-Vick’s point will be taken off the agenda for now.

NEW BUSINESS: Erickson motioned, seconded by Gipp to approve Rick Snyder for the Townships alternate Building/Zoning inspector.  All in favor, motion passed.

-The Fire Dept. millage has expired.  The Township will have to hold an election May 7, 2019.  On the ballot will be the Fire Dept. operating millage of 1.5 mills for the period of 2019 through 2023, raising an estimated $65,800.00.  Gipp motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve the millage proposal.  All in favor, motion passed.

-The Township Board would like to also put on the ballot a millage of .5 mills for the period of 2019 through 2021 for repairs to the Arvon Township Hall.  First year raising an estimated $21,933.00.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the millage proposal.  All I favor, motion passed. -Ken Anderson sent the board a list of price increases for building permits for the township.   Anderson also added a $250.00 nonrefundable penalty fee if a permit was not obtained before the construction work started.   The board discussed it and increased the penalty fee to $1,000.00, double if attempted twice not to pay for the permits needed.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Gipp to approve the increases.   All in favor, motion passed.

-The Annual/?Budget meeting is set for March 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fire hall.

JAMES FEDIE:  Absent/The Board of Review will be meeting March 11th from 9-3 and March 13 from 3-9.

MAIL CALL:   

 TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report was the same as last month,  General Fund-$179,381.68

Ambulance/EMT Fund-$29,842.99 Fire Fund-$119,370.16 Liquor Fund-$682.34, Road Fund-$15,289.65. 

Erickson motioned, seconded by Gipp to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  All in favor, motion passed.        

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

NEXT MEETING DATE:   The next meeting date will be March 4, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.

ADJOURN: Larson motioned, seconded by Erickson to adjourn at 6:30 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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