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Township Meeting Minutes October 2019

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Township Meeting Minutes October 2019

OCTOBER 7, 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 October 7, 2019.          

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

MINUTES APPROVAL: Marinich motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve the September 3, 2019 minutes.  All in favor, motion passed.

AGENDA APPROVAL:   Soli requests “Baraga Telephone Co.” under “New Business.”  Marinich motioned, seconded by Erickson to approve the agenda.   All in favor, motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENT:   Kay Erickson let the board know that the townships updated website is now up and running.

-Bert Mason did not read in the last month’s minutes that he gave the Township board a copy of a presentation by the Friends of the Huron Mountains and a copy of land easement between RES and private landowners.  He would like this added in the minutes.     

-Bette Gabe asked if the Planning Commission can use the new Township attorney for legal advice.  If they have a question to ask the township attorney, to call Soli and he will contact him for them.   Soli explained that when the Planning Commission meets, Keith Erickson that sits on behalf of the Township Board should be the one speaking on behalf of the Planning Commission.   

OLD BUSINESS:  With two board members absent, Public comment, Dust control, Flood Plain Insurance and Cemetery will be tabled until next month’s meeting.                                                                                                              Doug Mills talked to the township about dust control, how expensive it is and that if the township would put a millage up for vote for a road millage, it could help with costs.

-Soli let the board know that Scott Swanson has the new part of the Skanee Cemetery surveyed and set up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NEW BUSINESS: With two board members absent, Baraga Chamber of Commerce and Baraga Telephone will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

-Debbie Stouffer from the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce was present.  She is asking the Township to join.

JAMES FEDIE:  

MAIL CALL:   

TREASURER’S REPORT: Marinich gave the monthly Treasurer’s Report.  General Fund-$243,489.12 Ambulance/EMT Fund-$28,184.90 Fire Fund-$134,256.23 Liquor Fund-$936.88, 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 Marinich to approve the bills.   All in favor, motion passed.                                                                                                                                                                        NEXT MEETING DATE:   The next meeting date will be November 4, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Fire hall.

ADJOURN: Erickson motioned, seconded by Marinich to adjourn at 7:10 P.M.  All in favor, motion passed.

Lisa M. Marinich/Arvon Township Clerk

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