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Township Meeting Minutes December 2019

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Township Meeting Minutes December 2019

DECEMBER 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 December 5, 2019.          

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

MINUTES APPROVAL: Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the November 4, 2019 minutes.  All in favor, motion passed.

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

PUBLIC COMMENT:    Bette Gabe let the board know that the Planning Commission had a work session in Baraga.  They will be holding another meeting in January.

OLD BUSINESS:    The Planning Commission requested a moratorium on the wind turbine issue for the winter.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Marinich to approve a 3-month moratorium.  All in favor, motion passed.

-With the November power outage, the township should have an on- demand generator at the fire halls.  The cost would roughly be $15,000 to $18,000 for a 20,000-watt generator.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to put out bids.  All in favor, motion passed.

-After discussion, it would be best to put the road millage proposal on the August 4, 2020 election because the snowbirds will be home.   Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to approve the reading of the Road millage proposal and the date of August 4, 2020.  All in favor, motion passed.

Marinich motioned, seconded by Larson to also have the AMB/EMT millage renewal proposal on the August 4, 2020 election and approve the reading of the millage.  All in favor, motion passed.                              

NEW BUSINESS:

JAMES FEDIE:  Fedie let the board know that the Board of Review will be meeting on December 10th.

MAIL CALL:   Marci Cella sent a packet to the board to read on property values decreasing in the L’Anse area due to turbine controversy.

-Soli questioned paying the Planning Commission board for the meeting held out of Arvon Township.  After discussion, Marinich motioned, seconded by Larson to approve their pay.  All in favor, motion passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Larson gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report.  General Fund-$224,200.31 Ambulance/EMT Fund-$25,457.40 Fire Fund-$133,108.76 Liquor Fund-$802.90, Road Fund-$18,340.83.  Erickson motioned, seconded by Marinich 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 January 6, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.

ADJOURN: Erickson motioned, seconded by Larson to adjourn at 6:40 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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