Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan

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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting October 9, 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 September 11, 2017 meeting were presented.
Moved by W. Obrinske and supported by L. Kubiak to accept minutes as printed. Approved

The Treasurer’s report was received with $772,855.07 in fund monies. Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by W. Obrinske to accept the Treasurer’s report subject to audit. Roll call taken 5 ayes 0 nays

GUEST SPEAKER:Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner: skip paving work for 27 ½ Mile Road will be starting on Tuesday 10-10-71. Attended the Calhoun County Farm Bureau Agriculture 101 tour.

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

CORRESPONDANCE: A. Zoning Officer Morgan, sent letter to resident on Morse Drive regarding storm runoff water.
B. Letter to property owner on P Drive North, for burning without obtaining a permit.


Fire Board: Fire Board: Linda: Fire Board wants a workshop on reimbursement on run cost for people outside of each townships. Fire board honored Supervisor Fisher for his 34 years on the Fire Board.

Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: No Report.
Planning Commission: Sue: Working on amendment on Solar Energy 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.

Fall Dumpster Day: after much discussion it was decided not to have a fall cleanup will wait until spring.

Resolution 10-1-17 That will ensure that a marijuana facility will not operate in Clarence. Motion by W. Obrinske and supported by L. Kubiak to table the Resolution until next month so member could have a chance to research it. Roll call vote taken 4 ayes 1 nay Approved

Resolution 10-2-17 Cemetery Burial Rates effective 10-10-17.
Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to approve the Cemetery Burial rate as follow:
Grave Opening Mon-Fri. burial services completed by 3:00 p.m.
$425.00, after 3:00 p.m. $525.00.
Burial; on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays $525.00.

Services completed by 3:00 p.m. Cremations; Mon. – Fri. $175.00 and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays $275.00.

Use of thaw box additional $100.00.

Infant: one-half charge for standard grave opening.

The Township will install all foundations for Head Stone’s at a cost of $.40 per square inch. Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved


PAY BILLS: Motion by L. Kubiak supported by S. Ott to pay bills for the end of September in the amount of $18,739.13.
Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved
Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to pay bill for the first part of October in the amount of $17,366.69
Roll call vote taken: 5ayes 0 nays Approved.

Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to adjourn the meeting at 7:50.M.

Next regular meeting November 13th at 7:00 PM.

Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk