Helena Township Board Meeting
January 10, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Rick Teague and pledge of allegiance was said. Present: Teague, Rice, Peterson, Robbins, and Bartz. Motion to approve agenda by Bartz with support by Robbins, motion carried.
Conflict of Interest: None
Public Comment: None
Approval of minutes: Rice made the motion to approve the minutes from the December 10th Township Board Meeting with support by Teague and motion carried.
Treasurers Report: Township beginning balance as of December 1, 2012 $210,143.65
General Fund Disbursements $20,930.03
Cemetery & Bldg. $5,183.18
Total Disbursements $26,113.21
Total Bank balance as of 12/31/2012 $361,278.57
12 month road CD of $70,000.00
Treasurer reported the profit and loss statement for the South Torch Lake Fire Department for July 2012 through June 2013. Total income is $70,336.87 and total expenses of $60,238.23.
Motion to approve treasurers report by Teague with support by Robbins, motion carried.
Presentation of bills: Township: December1-31, 2012: $17,438.49 and January 1-10, 2013: $24,340.98
Speakers: TLA (Three Lakes Assoc.) Becky Norris, Tina Fields, and Leslie Myers Becky Norris presented board with a memorandum of understanding and a contract for the application of an herbicide to treat the Eurasian milfoil in the Alden Safe Harbor. The township board will make a decision at the February board meeting.
Communications: Sheriff Dan Bean reviewed the December report and the 2012 report.
Committee reports: Zoning administrator. Molby gave report.
Planning Commission: Trustee Bonnie Robbins commented that they discussed a policing ordinance for not allowing motorized vehicles on township property such as snowmobiles on the ball park but at the present time there would be no enforcement.
Ambulance Authority: Rick Teague reported that the Ambulance Authority in Mancelona expects to install a natural gas generator in the next 60 days.
Parks & Recreation: No report
Old business: None
New Business: Teague made the motion to accept the appointees to the Board of Review with support by Rice and motion carried. Steve Dell, Ken Renaud, Steve Kershner and Dorothy Cole were appointed to the Board of Review with Bob Logee recording the minutes.
The Alden Mens Club requested the boards permission to apply for a charitable Gaming License which the board agreed to.
Additional Public Comment: Paul Sak invited board members to a meeting on January 30th at the YMCA (Camp Hiawatha) for local government representatives put on by the local environmental groups.
Motion to pay bills by Teague, with support Robbins, and motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:16 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Helena Township Clerk
David G. Peterson Jr./David G. Peterson Jr.