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Township Board Mtg Minutes June, 2019

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Township Board Mtg Minutes June, 2019

JUNE 3, 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 June 3, 2019.            

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

MINUTES APPROVAL: Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the May 6, 2019 minutes.  All in favor, motion passed.

AGENDA APPROVAL:   Soli requests “Boats for park” and “Zoning laws” under “New Business”. Erickson motioned, seconded by Walmhoff to approve the agenda with the additions.   All in favor, motion passed. PUBLIC COMMENT:   Bette Gabe request to have Sarah Makena and Brad Newman come up with a quote for next month’s meeting to update the townships Master Plan.  This will be tabled until next month’s meeting. -Keith Erickson let the board know that the Kallio fund will be donating $1,000.00 to pay for half of the cemetery clean up.   

-Kay Erickson requests hiring Paul Warner for the township website updating.  The cost is $2,000.00.  Marinich motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve the updating.  All in favor, motion passed.     

OLD BUSINESS:   Land Use will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

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

-Soli contacted two attorneys for the Township.  Michael Homier from Lower Michigan.  His quote was $225.00 an hr plus mileage and Steve Tinti from Crystal Falls, MI, his quote was $170.00 an hr. with no mileage charge.  Neither attorney charges a retainer fee.  After discussion Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to hire Tinti as the new Township attorney.  All in favor, motion passed.

-Joe Bollech was the only one that applied for the Planning Commission position.   Marinich motioned, seconded by Larson to approve Bollech.  All in favor, motion passed.  Marinich will swear him in after the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

NEW BUSINESS: Jay Loman would like to donate two old boats to the township park for decoration. 

After discussion the board opted out of the offer.                                                                                               –

Soli is going to contact the township attorney about the zoning ordinance additions and corrections that the Planning Commission brought in front of the board for approval.  Soli feels the set-back for wind turbines could put the township at risk.  All the additions and corrections will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

-Erickson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve WUPPDR to do the zoning map updating. The cost will be $500.00.  All in favor, motion passed.

JAMES FEDIE:   

MAIL CALL:    

 TREASURER’S REPORT: Larson gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report.  General Fund-$226,076.56

Ambulance/EMT Fund-$31,271.66 Fire Fund-$126,465.61 Liquor Fund-$503.70, Road Fund-$15,176.25. 

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

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

NEXT MEETING DATE:   The next meeting date will be July 1, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.

ADJOURN: Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to adjourn at 7:00 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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