Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan

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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting December 11, 2017

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


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

MINUTES:The minutes of the November 13, 2017 meeting were presented. Moved by S. Ott and supported by L. Kubiak to accept minutes as printed. Approved

The Treasurer’s report was received with $759,541.22 in fund monies. Motion by W. Obrinske and supported by L. Kubiak to accept the Treasurer’s report subject to audit. Roll call taken 5 ayes 0 nays

Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner: The County Commissioners have approved the County Budget for 2017-2018 Talked about foreclosures in the country, Clarence Township has 13 properties. The County Treasurer has a Financial Hardship Extension for property owner that are having problems paying their taxes. The County is trying to help kept properties from going into foreclosure. Mr. Tompkins wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

CITIZENS COMMENTS: 9 citizens present: No comments at this time.

CORRESPONDANCE: A. Letter from Zoning Officer to resident on 27 ˝ Mile Road on utility structure not being a dwelling.


Fire Board: Fire Board: Linda:Linda: Next meeting will be December 18th at 7:00 p.m. Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: No Report

Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: No Report.
Planning Commission: Next meeting will be December12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Website: Ken Cool: No Report.
Five Year Township Recreation Plan: Bill Taylor: No Report.

OLD BUSINESS: Cypress Creek Renewables L.L.C. is again interested in the Township Property to install Solar Panels. Had a workshop with Township Attorney for some changes in the agreement. The Township Attorney David Smith will contact Cypress Creek Renewables with changes the Board wanted.
Supervisor Fisher and Stan Sommer met with Mark Mattson, engineer for D.L.Z. on new aerator system for the sewer lagoons, estimated cost could be $180,000.00, will look into some grants.

The Water Resource Commissioner is going to establishing a special assessment district on Duck Lake to repair dam at North end of lake. There is to be a Court hearing on December 15, 2017.
The Township’s Building Inspector, Joe Smit has sent a letter of resignation effective December 31, 2017. Supervisor Fisher has contacted Mr. Frank Ballard. Mr. Ballard has agreed to take over the position of Building Inspector after January 1, 2018. 


PAY BILLS: Motion by L. Kubiak supported by W. Obrinske to pay bills for the end of November in the amount of $10,989.41.
Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved
Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to pay bills for the first part of December in the amount of $24,807.02.
Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved.

Motion by W. Obrinske supported by S. Proteau to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m. Approved

Next regular meeting January 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk