Township Board Minutes – March 10, 2016

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 Helena Township Board Meeting


Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Supervisor Rick Teague. Present: Catherine Rice, Rick Teague, Bonnie Robbins, David Peterson and Bartz absent. Motion to approve agenda by Robbins supported by Rice.

Conflict of Interest: None.

Public Comment: Jim Gurr commented on the positive layout for the presidential primary election.

Approval of Minutes: Motion by Robbins, supported by Teague and motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Beginning balance: $435,019.42

Receipts: $132,371.41

Disbursed: $21,229.77

Balance: $546,161.06

Motion to approve Treasurer’s report by Teague, supported by Robbins and motion carried.

Presentation of Bills: Feb. 1-29; $14,060.89 and Mar. 1-10; $9,196.70

Speakers: None

Communications: Cathy Rice presented board with Mancelona School Agreement to collect summer taxes and signed by the supervisor and the clerk. Risk Management Plan audit previewed by Peterson. Planning Commission Reappointments.

Zoning: January report given by Guy Molby.

Planning Commission: Robbins reported two reappointments needed for the Planning Commission. Teague reappointed Mike Robinson and Jim Gurr for 3 more years until April, 2019.

Ambulance Authority: No report.

Parks & Rec: Steve Dell presented four recommendations for remaining services for the DNR grant to resurface the tennis courts in the amount of $2930.00. Board decided to only do option one for contractor coordination and project management. Teague made the motion to approve $765.00 for contractor coordination and project management with Gourdie-Fraser with support from Robbins and the motion carried.

Ruth Smith reported erosion problem at the Ball Park and awaiting further information from Heidi Shaffer.

Roads: No report.

Old Business: None

New Business: Rice reviewed changes to the Cemetery Policy for inherited lots. Robbins made the motion to approve the policy changes with support by Rice and motion carried.

Announcements: None

Additional Public Comment: Laura Westerman gave public comment.

Motion to pay bills: Teague made the motion to pay the bills; supported by Robbins and motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.

Helena Township Clerk; David G. Peterson Jr.