Helena Township Board Meeting – 08/09/2018
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Rick Teague. Present: Rick Teague, David Peterson, Bonnie Robbins, Butch Bartz and Catherine Rice. Motion to approve agenda by Bartz and support by Robbins and motion carried.
Conflict of interest: None
Public Comment: Barry Cole spoke about his candidacy for Antrim County probate judge.
Approval of minutes: Motion by Rice w/support by Robbins to approve minutes with changes and motion carried.
Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance as of July 1, 2018: $456,391.21 Receipts: $9,882.44 Dispersed: $20,299.21 Ending balance: $438,254.87 as of 07/31/2018
Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Teague w/support by Robbins and motion carried.
Presentation of Bills: July 1st-31; $12,419.87 and August 1st-9th; $25,855.78
Communications: Peterson presented a proposal from Power Home Solar and Roofing for a solar electric system for the community center. It would include 86 ground mounted solar panels, an inverter, design and permitting for a cost of $99,575.00. To be reviewed.
Zoning: Bob Logee is the new zoning administrator effective 08/10/2018
Planning Commission: Robbins reported that there was no quorum at last meeting. ZBA meeting scheduled for August 15th. Teague appointed Gordy Schafer to the planning commission to replace Ken Renaud.
Ambulance Authority: No update. Working on five year expenditure plan for equipment.
Parks: Ruth Smith reported that the trail work at Coy Mtn. will start August 13th. Ribbon cutting at the tennis courts scheduled for 10:30 AM, August 25th.
Roads: Bartz reported that repair work to Helena Road is completed except for the striping.
Old Business: None
New Business: Paul Delange reviewed proposed improvement to the Depot parking lot by placing asphalt along the concrete walkway and in front of the storage garage to the veteran’s memorial at a cost of $6500.00. Teague made the motion that the township share would be not to exceed $5000.00 with support by Robbins and the motion carried. Delange indicated that the Historical Society may contribute $1500.00 and may obtain another bid.
Additional Public Comment: Jim Gurr
Motion to pay bills: Teague made the motion to pay the bills w/support by Robbins and motion carried.
Adjournment at 7:43 by call of the chair.
Helena Township Clerk; David G. Peterson Jr./David G. Peterson Jr.