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Township Board Mtg Minutes May, 2019

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Township Board Mtg Minutes May, 2019

MAY 6, 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 May 6, 2019.            

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

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

AGENDA APPROVAL:   Soli requests “Building permits”, “Cemetery survey bids”, and “Township Insurance” under “New Business”. Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the agenda with the additions.   All in favor, motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENT:   Bette Gabe let the board know that the Planning Commission Board should either have 5, 7 or 9 members.  As of now the board has 6 members.  Marinich will put an ad in the paper for another board member.      

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

-Wendy Goodreau talked about the Baraga Co. Branding Phase 1.  The county is asking the township for a one time cost of $1,000.00 towards this project.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve the $1,000.00.  All in favor, motion passed.

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

-Township attorney will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

-Samantha Larson, James Hahn and Chris Wahmhoff applied for the Township Trustee position.  After discussion, Board members Soli, Marinich, Larson and Erickson all approved Chris Wahmhoff for the trustee position.  All in favor, motion passed.  Marinich will swear him in after the meeting.

-Anderson let the board know that a fine of $1,000 for not applying for a building application is too high.  The max a township can fine is $500.00.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the $500.00 fine.  All in favor, motion passed.

-Cemetery survey bids will be tabled until next month’s meeting.                                                                                                           

NEW BUSINESS: There were two bids for the Skanee Cemetery clean up.  Royal Lawn Care-$2,000.00 and McMahan Lawn Care-$2,200.00.  Larson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve the Royal Lawn Care bid.  All in favor, motion passed.

-The Township insurance premium is due with Hannula Agency.  The amount is the same as last year$11,294.00.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve the amount.  All in favor, motion passed.

JAMES FEDIE:  Fedie let the board know that there will be an AMAR audit for 2020.  He is working on the data base and rolled things over on May 1, 2019.

MAIL CALL:  Marinich received a letter from Rukkila for preparation of the form F-65 for fiscal year end 3/31/19. Larson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve the preparation from Rukkila.  All in favor, motion passed.

 TREASURER’S REPORT: Larson gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report.  General Fund-$231,569.32

Ambulance/EMT Fund-$31,409.66 Fire Fund-$135,846.01 Liquor Fund-$548.36, Road Fund-$15,289.65. 

Marinich motioned, seconded by Erickson 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:   The next meeting date will be June 3, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.

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

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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