Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan


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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting June 10, 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 May 13, 2019 meeting were presented.
Motion by W. Obrinske and supported by S. Ott to accept minutes as printed. Approved


TREASURER REPORT: The Treasurerís report was received with $940,975.32 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 Approved


GUEST SPEAKER: Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner reported that contracted crews have completed the township as Clarence was #1 on list to get the pot holes patched. If you discover more or additional please contract the road dept and they will do the request.
Calhoun County will have 3 events for scrap tire collection June 27 Tekonsha, July 17 Ketchum Field in Albion and September 13 in Athens.

Kate Turner Calhoun County Senior Services handed out pamphlets on what the County has for Seniors as part of the Senior Millage: Transportation, Adult Day Care, Dental services, Home Heating Assistance, Minor Home Repairs and many more services if you are interested we have the pamphlets in the Office.



CITIZENS COMMENTS: None



CORRESPONDANCE: County Commissioner, Gary Tompkins, sent a copy of Policy the Board of Commissioners tried to pass: however, it was tabled 5-2. The proposed Policy would allow the Road Department to pulverize any Township Road deemed a safety hazard by its engineers. Supervisor sent a reply of the letter to Commissioner Gary Tompkins that we did not wish to have any of our roads pulverized.



COMMITTEE REPORTS: Zoning Officer sent letter to resident on North Shore Drive for a permit Violation.


Fire Board: Fire Board: Linda/Walt: Next meeting Monday June 17th at 7:00 pm.

Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: None.
Planning Commission: Sue: Next meeting will be June 11th, this is a public hearing for the fence ordinance at 7:00 p.m.
Website: Ken Cool: None.
Five Year Township Recreation Plan:  Linda: Next meeting will be June 18 at 9:00 a.m.


OLD BUSINESS: None


NEW BUSINESS: The 2008 sewer fund has $425,837.98 in funds, if we pay $290,000.00 which will pay down principal and interest at $10,000 a year for the remaining 29 years. Motion by S. Ott and supported by L. Kubiak to pay the $290,000 to USDA Rural Development-. Roll call vote taken: Linda Kubiak yes, Walter Obrinske yes, Sue Ott yes, Sheryl Proteau, yes and Robert L. Fisher yes. 5 ayes 0 nays.

Motion by S. Ott and W. Obrinske to amend the Budget to increase Sewer Revenue and Expense Budget $290, 000.00 total of $355,00.00 Roll call vote taken: Walter Obrinske yes, Sue Ott yes, Sheryl Proteau, yes, Robert L. Fisher yes and Linda Kubiak yes. 5 ayes 0 nays

The Power Siblings have had two (2) houses given back and ask if we could wave the payoff of the 2008 Sewer Assessment until they could sale the houses. Motion by W. Obrinske and supported by L. Kubiak to allow them to pay the assessment on the winter taxes until the houses are sold. Motion approved


Had a meeting with Engineer Matt Mattson, Paul Bristol USDA Rural Development Specialist, Attorney David Smith, Stan Sommers, and Supervisor Fisher for a loan for Sewer Project. $900,000.00 with 3 3/8% interest if submitted before Oct 1, 2019. Revenue Bond-monthly charges is the method the Township is looking to be used to collect bond and interest payment for 40 years. This is for information only at this time.



CITIZENS-COMMENTS - None.


PAY BILLS: Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to pay bills for the end of May in the amount of $28,741.84. Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays motion approved
Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to pay bills for the first part of June in the amount of $325,289.80. Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays motion approved.


Motion by S. Proteau supported by W. Obrinske to adjourn the meeting at 7: 41 p.m. Approved. Next meeting July 8, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. regular meeting.

Sheryl Proteau, Clarence Township Clerk