Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan

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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting May 10, 2021

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


Present: Sue Ott, Sheryl Proteau, Terry Siefert, Ben Dancer and Linda Kubiak. Due to COVID-19 we will be practicing social distancing.

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

MINUTES: The Minutes of April 12, 2021 meeting were presented motion by S. Ott and supported by T. Siefert to accept minutes as printed. Motion approved.

The Treasurers report was received with $879,555.67 in Township Total Funds. Motion by B. Dancer and supported by T. Siefert to accept the Treasurers report subject to audit. Roll call taken Ott yes, Siefert yes, Proteau yes, Dancer and Kubiak yes. 5 ayes 0 nays Approved.

GUEST SPEAKER:Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner: The County Commissioners approved & adopted the 2021 Equalization report as presented. Residential Avg Market Value per parcel for a 6 year trend Clarence Township is up 4.53%, Real Property Value for Clarence Township 2.02%, and Personal Property -2.09%. State Representative Jim Haadsma, reported on whats happening at the State.

8 Township residents no comments.

CORRESPONDANCE: A. Letter from Attorney David Smith on properties at 25869 and 25879 P Drive north zoning violations. Report from Zoning Officer that junk cars on one property are gone. We are still working with property owner for the other property. B. Letter from Zoning Officer to Occupants at 19166 27 1/2 Mile Road on zoning violations. There seems to be squatter living there trying to put up tires and bath room stool for a fence but this is still a work in progress.


Fire Board: Terry/Linda: Terry/Linda: Terry/Linda: Fire Department now have certified plans for the new station. We will be talking about this at our next meeting June 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Public is welcome.

Calhoun Road Dept.: Ben/Linda/Walt: Still trying to work with County on some of our roads.
Planning Commission: Sue: Next Meeting June 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., working on Home Occupations.
Website: Ken Cool: No report.

Five Year Township Recreation Plan: We have received a check from the county and donation from citizens.

Sewer: Sheryl: We are making progress on the design; we are working with a cost analysis for the Sewer System.

OLD BUSINESS: We will have a dumpster at the Township Hall on May 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Township residents for trash pickup day.

NEW BUSINESS: A. Supervisor Kubiak would like to add to the meeting agenda a quarterly report on the investment. Motion by B. Dancer and supported by S. Ott to add to the agenda a quarterly investment report. Motion approved B. Supervisor Kubiak would like approval to appoint Terry Baker to the road Committee. Motion by B. Dancer and supported by T. Siefert to approver appointment. Motion approved.

Citizens Comments: None.

PAY BILLS: Motion by S. Ott supported by T. Siefert to pay bills for the end April in the amount of $8,275.51 Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved Motion by S. Ott and supported by T. Siefert to pay bills for the first part of May $14,394.32 Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved.

Motion by B. Dancer supported by S. Ott to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Approved

Next regular meeting June 14, 2021. Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk

Sheryl A Proteau Minutes Approved _______ Clarence Township Clerk Minutes Corrected________