Helena Township Board August 8, 2019 Minutes
Meeting called to order at 7 pm. Members present were Rick Teague, David Peterson, Butch Bartz, Bonnie Robbins, and Cathy Rice. Motion by Robbins to approve the agenda and supported by Bartz and approved. Motion by Robbins to approve the minutes and supported by Bartz and approved.
Public Comment: Questions raised as to the procedure to establish 25 mph speed limit on Valley and Smalley in Alden. Trustee Butch Bartz to contact Burt Thompson.
Treasurer’s report; beginning balance July 1, 2019 is $455,057.37
Total receipts: $6814.55 and total disbursements: $33,837.01
Ending balance as of 07/31/2019 is $428,034.91
Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Teague with support by Robbins and approved.
Presentation of Bills: July 1-31: $19,690.74 and August 1-8th; $11,472.25
Communications: Peterson informed the board that one of the solar array proposals came in at $64,000. Waiting for second proposal.
Zoning: Zoning report given by Bob Logee.
Planning Commission: Robbins presented resolution #7112019 from the planning commission for language changes approved for recommendation for the township board. Robbins made the motion to approve resolution #7112019 with support by Rice and motion was approved.
Ambulance Authority: EMS services millage renewed by voters.
Parks: Laura Westerman brought up concerns of the public for handicap accessibility at Valleau Landing due to parked cars encroaching on the adjacent sidewalk.
Roads: No update.
Old Business: None
New Business: Teague made the motion to have Bonnie Robbins; deputy clerk, to be added to signature card for the township general checking account, with support by Bartz and motion carried.
Additional Public Comment: Public commented on swimmer’s itch and discussion followed referred to Parks and Rec. Public commented on boat trailer parking in Alden downtown. Public commented on trash removal at the Alden Safe Harbor.
Teague made the motion to pay the bills with support by Robbins and the motion carried.
Adjournment by call of the chair at 7:50 PM.
Prepared by Helena Township Clerk; David Peterson