Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan


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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting August 12, 2019


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


PLEDGE TO FLAG:


Present: R. Fisher, W. Obrinske, L. Kubiak, S. Ott and S. Proteau


MINUTES: The minutes of the July 8, 2019 meeting were presented.
Motion by S. Ott and supported by L. Kubiak to accept minutes as printed. Approved


TREASURER REPORT: The Treasurerís report was received with $648,389.80 in Township Funds. Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by W. Obrinske to accept the Treasurerís report subject to audit. Roll call taken 5 ayes 0 nays


GUEST SPEAKER: Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner: Joe Verlin of Gabridge & Co. did the 2018 Calhoun County Audit and indicated that a non-modified opinion was issued and are in accordance with applicable financial reporting framework. More talk about Act 51 on roads.

Sheriff Matt Saxton said that there have been more B & Eís in the area and suspects have been arrested.



CITIZENS COMMENTS:  9 citizens present no comments at this time



CORRESPONDANCE: Supervisor Fisher sent a letter to the County Road Department expressing how displeased he was with their skip paving on M Drive North and he requested they correct their mistake at their expenses.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:


Fire Board: Fire Board: Linda: Members of the Fire Board went to the Fire Station on July 30th, to see what the Fire personal did. They have difficulty getting trucks out of the Station, it is close quarters and why they feel that we need a bigger Station.

Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: Road meeting August 15th.
Planning Commission: Sue: Next meeting will be September 10th.
Website: Ken Cool: None.
Five Year Township Recreation Plan:  Linda Kubiak: Next meeting will be August 13th at 9:30 am at the Township Hall.


OLD BUSINESS: The Water Resources held a day of apportionments for Gang of Lakes inter county drain, on August 8th form 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at its office.


NEW BUSINESS: August 6th Township Election to over-ride the Headle Act, vote was 71 yes 62 no, passed by 9 votes.

Need to amend 2019-2020 Budget as follows; Township Cemetery; to increase Social Security by $1168.00 for a total of 1548.00 Medicare 272.00 for total of $362.00. Motion by Linda Kubiak and supported by Sue Ott to amend budget. Roll call vote taken 5 ayes 0 nays.
Motion by Linda Kubiak and supported by Walter Obrinske to amend the Contingency line item by $1440.00 leaving $7419.00 in Contingency. Roll call vote taken 5 ayes 0 nays


CITIZENS-COMMENTS - None.


PAY BILLS: Motion by S. Ott supported by L. Kubiak to pay bills for the end of July in the amount of $19,291.33
Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved
Motion by S. Ott and supported by L. Kubiak to pay bills for the first part of August in the amount of $25,849.56.
Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved.


Motion by S. Ott supported by L. Kubiak to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m. Approved

Next regular meeting September 9, 2019. Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk