Helena Township Board Meeting
September 12th, 2013
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance by Supervisor Rick Teague. Present: Catherine Rice, David Peterson, Bonnie Robbins and Butch Bartz. Motion to approve agenda by Robbins with support by Bartz and motion carried.
Conflict of Interest: None
Public Comment: None
Approval of minutes: Rice made the motion to approve the minutes with support by Robbins and motion carried.
Treasurers Report: Township: Beginning balance as of August 1, 2013 $435,232.23
Bank balance 8/31/13 $344,258.47
Motion to approve Treasurers report by Bartz, supported by Teague and motion carried.
Presentation of bills: August 1-31, 2013 – $95,864.58 and September 1-12, 2013 – $8,913.39
Committee reports: Zoning Administrator Molby gave report for August.
Robbins reported that the Planning Commission did not meet in September.
Ambulance authority no report.
Parks and Recreation Committee no report.
Bartz reported that the work on North Cemetery was nearing completion. Board has not received estimate for resurfacing North Lake Street at this time.
Old Business: Jack Findlay presented the board with a letter seeking final approval for a Veterans Memorial at the Depot Park. The board was given a revised Memorandum of Understanding and the Antrim County Soil and Erosion Control Program. Discussion followed and Clerk David Peterson spoke about the Alden Volunteers using the $33,267.00 earmarked for the Veterans Memorial to establish an endowment fund that would assist families of veterans and establish scholarships for the children of veteran s. Bartz made the motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding and have the Alden Volunteers proceed with the Veterans Memorial at the Depot Park with support by Rice. The motion carried with 4 aye votes and one no vote from Clerk David Peterson.
New Business: Steve Dell and Ruth Ann Smith representing the Parks and recreation Committee reviewed the major points of the Parks and Recreation Five Year and Natural Resources Plan. Supervisor Teague made the motion to accept the Parks and Recreation Five Year and Natural Resources Plan with support by Robbins and the motion carried.
Announcements: Supervisor Teague announced that the No Overnight Mooring at the Alden Safe Harbor Ordinance was in effect (became effective Sept. 7th). The signs need to be put up at the Alden Safe Harbor and a copy of the Ordinance sent to the Marine Division of the Antrim County Sheriffs Department.
Additional Public comment: None
Motion to pay bills: Robbins motioned with support by Bartz and motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:39 PM.
Respectfully submitted, David G. Peterson Jr., Helena Township Clerk