Township Board Minutes – December 9th, 2010

 Helena Township Board Meeting

December 9th, 2010


The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by Supervisor Wagner and pledge of allegiance was said.  Present: Rice, Peterson, Wagner, Gurr, Teague.  Motion to approve agenda by Gurr with support by Rice, motion carried.  Five people in audience.


Public Comment: None


Approval of minutes: Rice made motion to approve the minutes as amended, support from Wagner.  Motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report: Library beginning balance as of November 30, 2010  $41,519.58

Receipts             $1935.39

Disbursements        $11,677.08

Bank balance as of 11/30/10         $31,777.89

$Two CD’s; $46,417.12 and $15,655.88


As of November 30, 2010 Total Assets $93,850.89


                                   Township beginning balance as November 30,2010  $201,056.22

Receipts                       $10,271.05

General Fund Disbursements       $22,313.09

Cemetery                     $1,267.90

Building                          $2,155.79

Total Disbursements                     $25,736.78                                                            

                       TOTAL BANK BALANCE AS OF November 30, 2010     $185,590.49

Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Wagner, support Teague, motion carried.


Presentation of bills: Township November 1-30, 2010: $15,229.22 and December 1-9, 2010: $7,079.30.  Library reported spending $11,667.08 and the TLFD reported spending $19,037.89.


Speakers: None


Communications: Sheriff’s report.


Committee reports: Zoning administrator.  Molby provided board with written report of status of the seven requirements at the car wash.


Planning Commission:  Jim Gurr reported there will be a joint meeting in January with the planning commission and the township board.


Ambulance authority:  Rick Teague updated that work has begun on the renovations at the old fire barn in Mancelona.


Old business:  None


New Business: Information from the Helena Township Library regarding their desire to become a district library for board members review.  Township energy audit identified areas at the community center which need insulating.  Jerry Alpers to begin to work on completing some of these items.  Reviewed township audit and discussed recommendations.


Announcements: December 10th at 2:00 PM a special meeting of the Helena Township board will be held to open bids for the Alden dock project.


Additional Public Comment:  None.


Motion to pay bills by Wagner, support Rice, and motion passed.


Meeting adjourned at 8:27 PM.


Respectfully submitted, Helena Township Clerk


David G. Peterson Jr.