Township Board Minutes – October 11, 2012

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Helena Township Board Meeting

October 11, 2012


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Penny Wagner and the pledge of allegiance was said. Present: Wagner, Peterson, Rice, Gurr, and Teague. Motion to approve agenda with changes by Gurr with support by Teague; motion carried.

Conflict of Interest: None

Approval of Minutes: Rice made motion with support from Teague; motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Township beginning balance as of September 1, 2012   $248,867.64

                                                                                          Receipts                        $2,196.85

                                                                       General Fund Disbursements       $15,331.63

                                                                                  Cemetery & Bldg.                 $3,912.71

                                                                         Total Disbursements                 $19,244.34

                                                                        12 month CD (Roads)                   $70,000.00

Total Bank Balance as of September 30, 2012                                                $231,820.15

Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Wagner with support from Gurr; motion carried.

Presentation of Bills: Township: August 1-31, 2012: $26,428.25 and September 1-13, 2012: $7,677.23.

Speakers: Brenda Ricksgers gave presentation as a write in candidate for District 6 Antrim County Commissioner.

Communications: Board given copy of sheriff’s report.

Zoning Administrator: Guy Molby gave report and reviewed by board.

Planning Commission: Gurr reported for the planning commission that the planning commission recommended approval of the special use permit for the installation of vacuums at the car wash.

Ambulance Authority: Teague reported that the ambulance authority has been discussing a backup generator using natural gas.

Parks & Recreation: Ruth Smith reported that committee is still working on five year plan. Board reported that the grading around the basketball court and the pavilion was completed as well as repairs to the ball park driveway.

Old Business: None

New Business: Coy Mountain has several trees down crossing the trail. Teague and Lane to investigate and remove the sections of the trees blocking the trail.

Announcements: Gurr announced that the Michigan Association of Planning is scheduled for October 17th -19th. Molby and Gurr to attend. Wagner to call Floatation Docks to schedule time to move floating docks for the winter. Alden Meadows requests a street light for the intersection on to highway. Wagner to investigate and contact Consumers and the county road commission.

Additional Public Comment: None

Motion To Pay Bills: Wagner made the motion to pay the bills with support from Teague and motion carried.

Adjournment: 7:32 PM.

Respectfully submitted: Helena Township Clerk; David G. Peterson Jr.