Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan

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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting September 13, 2021

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Supervisor Linda Kubiak.


ROLL CALL: Sue Ott, Sheryl Proteau, Terry Siefert, Ben Dancer and Linda Kubiak. .

ADDITION OR DELETION TO AGENDA: Motion by S. Ott and supported by B. Dancer to accept agenda as printed. Motion approved

MINUTES: The Minutes of August 9, 2021 were presented, motion by B. Dancer and supported by S. Ott. to accept minutes as printed. Motion approved.

The Treasurers report was received with $852,101.95 in Township Total Funds. Motion by B. Dancer and supported by S. Proteau to accept the Treasurers report subject to audit. Roll call taken; 5 ayes 0 nays approved. Investments: Sewer $2,724.16 and Cemetery $4,635.40.

Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner: At last Commissioner meeting they approved the Calhoun County Health Dept 2022 budget. Still working on County wide broadband. 2020 census figures for Calhoun County by Township/Village/City and Clarence Township saw a reduction of 4.1% in population from 2010 to 1903 population for 2020.

CITIZENS COMMENTS: 8 Township residents attended, one citizen talked about sidewalks and street light on County Club Way. He was informed the steps it would take for street lighting.

CORRESPONDANCE: A. Zoning Official sent letter to Occupant at 19166 27 1/2 Mile Road purpose for cleaning. Posted as unsafe for human occupation. B. Letter was sent to all Duck Lake residents on the Smoke Testing for Sewer systems September 21 and 22, 2021.


Fire Board: Terry/Linda: Terry/Linda: Next meeting September 20, 2021 at Clarence Township Hall at 7:00 p.m. Calhoun Road Dept.: Ben/Linda/Walt: Ben/Walt/Linda: Crews are out fixing Pot Holes.
Planning Commission: Sue: Next meeting September 14
Website: Ken Cool: No report.
Five Year Township Recreation Plan: Linda:Next meeting of the Recreation Committee will be October 9 at the Township Hall.
Sewer: Sheryl: We have applied for EGLE permit.
Zoning Official: No Report

OLD BUSINESS: A. Motion by S. Ott and supported by T. Siefert to ratify the committee decision to hire Carl Fowler Jr as new Zoning Officer. Motion approved Duck Lake Association of Discover Day Connie Ross was not present will report next month. Linda and Sarah said it was a nice day. Calhoun County Broadband task force: still needs the survey filled out by anyone in the county.

NEW BUSINESS: A. Motion by S. Proteau and supported by T. Siefert to have the north and south ends of the Zeindler Bird Sanctuary surveyed and post put at both ends. Roll vote taken: Ott yes, Siefert yes, Dancer yes, Proteau yes, and Kubiak yes, motion approved.

Citizens Comments: None

PAY BILLS: Motion by S. Ott supported by B. Dancer to pay bills for the end of August in the amount of $7,848.11. Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved Motion by S. Ott and supported by B. Dancer to pay bills for the first part of September $53,835.60 Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved.

Motion by B. Dancer supported by/ S. Seifert to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 p.m. Approved

Next regular meeting October 11, 2021. Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk

Sheryl A Proteau Minutes Approved _______ Clarence Township Clerk Minutes Corrected________

Springport/Clarence Fire Board

September 20, 2021

Call to Order: Chairman Gordon Webb called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at Clarence Township.

Pledge to Flag:

Roll Call: Members present: Jeff Mitchell, Linda Kubiak, Gordon Webb, Carrie Mohler and Terry Siefert. Also, present Fire Chief Gary Ott and Sec/Treasurer Sheryl Proteau

Citizens present : 2 Fire personal

Addition/Deletions to Agenda: Addition to the agenda is the Amends made by the Auditor. Motion to approve agenda with addition by L. Kubiak and supported by T. Siefert, Approved

Minutes: Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by T. Siefert to approve June 21, 2021 minutes as printed, approved

Treasurer: Motion by J. Mitchell and supported by L. Kubiak to approve Quarterly expenditures of $30,506.78. Roll call vote taken 5 ayes 0 nays, approved
Motion by J. Mitchell and supported by L. Kubiak to approve the Quarterly Payroll of $16,790.71 for regular pay. Roll call vote taken 5 ayes 0 nays, approved
Motion by J. Mitchell and supported by L. Kubiak to approve total of all funds $98,181.53. Roll call vote taken 5 ayes 0 nays, approved
Motion by J. Mitchell and supported by L. Kubiak to approve the Treasurer Report subject to audit. Roll call vote taken: Siefert yes, Mitchell yes, Webb yes, Mohler yes, Kubiak yes, 5 ayes 0 nays motion, approved.

Correspondence: None

Chairman Webb and Fire Chief Ott met with the engineer and building contactor on cost. Hope to have some numbers in the next couple weeks. Will have special meeting in October, to discuss numbers for new station and holding public meetings. Amendments recommended and made by the Treasurer on the advice of the auditor, motion by L. Kubiak and supported by C. Mohler to ratified action of Treasurer. Roll vote taken: Mohler yes, Siefert yes, Mitchell yes, Kubiak yes, and Webb yes, motion approved.

New Business: Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by J. Mitchell to accept the audit from Markowski and Company. Roll call vote taken: Mitchell yes, Mohler yes, Siefert yes, Kubiak yes and Webb yes, approved

Chiefs Report: Installed New Scotts on all the trucks, (no Room in Rescue Truck)
Installed New Suction Values on Engine 83 and Tanker 81
Waterway canceled our hose testing, due to COVID-19 outbreaks. (Not sure if it will be rescheduled or not?)
Had a house fire on Springport Road, guys did a very good stop /knockdown.
Do we need to look at Consumers (charge back rates? What are they?) Treasurer answer $100 per fire personal and $40 per truck after the first two hours. Chief will talk to other departments and see what the charges are,
Added a line item for Medical Supplies? Treasurer says that is no problem.
T. Woolworth, G. Kirchmeier and Chief Ott took a “HASYO” class at Henrietta on August 25, 2021.
Our turnout gear will be going up 10% on October 1st, Ordering more A.S.A.P? We have money in the budget for more. Mini Pumper Truck, Still looking, possibly Spencers will have something?
We are going to receive 800 to 1000 ft. on LDH Hose from Parma.
Chief Ott moved W. Betz to Captains position, G. Hayworth to Lieutenants position and G. Hayworth will also be responsible for Fire and Medical reports. Troy Scott has been put back on as return member.
Possibly adding on more personnel and a cadet.
On August 28th Asst Chief Kirchmeier and Chief Ott spent 2 hours at Clarence Township “Discover your Township Event” Very Positive feedback from the Township Folks. Going to be burning some houses in both townships this fall for training
A.F.G. Grant may not be getting anything????
Chief Ott attended a tanker shuttle class on 9/18/2021
Township COVID Relief aid funds? (Station /Truck?)

The Board has given Chief Ott permission to sell the old Scott Air Packs.

Pumper Truck: Motion by B. Webb to have Chief Ott to look at the pumper truck supported by T. Siefert and if the Chief Ott feels that it is a good deal. Then an email will be sent to all member for a Vote to purchase for up to $10,000.00 and $5000.00 for lettering and other items need for the Truck and action will be ratified at the next board meeting. Roll call vote was taken G. Webb yes, T. Siefert yes, C. Mohler yes, J. Mitchell yes and L. Kubiak yes 5 ayes 0 nays. Motion approved

Motion by T. Siefert and supported by G. Webb to purchase 4 gate vales for $6400.00 for trucks. Roll call vote taken: C. Mohler yes, T. Siefert yes, G. Webb yes L. Kubiak yes and J. Mitchell yes. 5 ayes 0 nays motion approved

Citizens Comments:none

Next Regular Meeting will be December 20, 2021 , 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Motion to adjourn by L. Kubiak and supported by T. Siefert at 7:45 P.M. Passed

Respectfully submitted: Sheryl Proteau, Secretary