Draft Helena Township Board Meeting February 13, 2020
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM. Members present were Rick Teague, David Peterson, Bonnie Robbins, Cathy Rice and Butch Bartz absent. Motion by Robbins to approve the agenda and supported by Rice and approved. Motion by Teague to approve the minutes and supported by Robbins and approved.
Conflict of Interest: None
Public Comment: Patty Niepoth, register of deeds, informed board of a scanning project for converting paper records to digital and that she is running for reelection.
Treasurer’s Report: beginning balance January 1st, 2020 is $490,866.16
Total receipts: $88,307.84 and total disbursements: $24,017.55
Ending balance as of 1/31/2020 is $555,156.45
Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Robbins and supported by Teague and approved. Presentation of Bills: January 1-31; $14,951.20 and February 1-13th; $4,763.24
Zoning: Logee presented zoning report for January 2020.
Planning Commission. Robbins reported PC generated work sheets with proposed revised language changes.
Ambulance Authority: No update.
Parks: Ruth Smith reviewed P & R report from Feb. 5th meeting and is available in the office. Robbins made the motion to pass a resolution that there is no hunting allowed on township property and that will be on the new Coy Mtn. sign with support by Rice. Roll call vote was 4 yes and zero no with one absent.
Roads: Received letter from Burt Thompson/Antrim County Road Commission with cost estimates for improvements for Helena Road and East Torch Lake Drive. Details available in the office. Motion by Teague to approve improvements to Helena Rd. and E. Torch Lake Dr. not to exceed $310,000.00 with support by Robbins and motion carried.
Old Business: None
New Business: Rice read poverty exemption resolution no. 02132020 with support by Teague. Roll call vote 4 yes and zero no votes.
Teague appointed Brad McArtor, John Tish, Tom Hammerstein to the board of review with Bob Clore as alternate until March 2021
Rice presented board with Mancelona School District summer tax collection proposal. Resolution 021320 presented by Rice and supported by Teague. Roll Cass vote 4 yes and zero no votes.
Additional Public Comment: Jim Gurr commented.
Teague made the motion to pay the bills and supported by Robbins and approved.
Adjournment by call of the chair at 7:55 PM.
Prepared by Helena Township Clerk: David Peterson