Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan


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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting October 14, 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 September 9, 2019 meeting were presented.
Motion by S. Ott and supported by L. Kubiak to accept minutes as printed. Approved


TREASURER REPORT: The Treasurer’s report was received with $542,565.41 in Township Funds. 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: Talked about County side of 2020 budget cuts and his visit to the White House for the County Commissioners Leadership Day at the White House which included Commissioners from Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio.



CITIZENS COMMENTS:  60 citizens present: Mr. Dancer talked about complaint of a business on Country Club Way. He had a petition signed by 26 residents. Other residents spoke on the matter too.



CORRESPONDANCE: Zoning Officer, Mike Morgan received Complaint of a Zoning Violation on Country Club Way by a concerned resident. Mike and the Township’s Attorney reviewed the property and Attorney Smith wrote his opinion for the Township. Supervisor Fisher gave a copy of letter from Attorney Smith to Mr. & Mrs. Dancer.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:


Fire Board: Fire Board: Linda: Next meeting will be October 21, 2019.

Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: No Report.
Planning Commission: Sue: Next meeting will be December 10th.
Website: Ken Cool: None.
Five Year Township Recreation Plan:  Linda Kubiak: Next meeting Open House December 7th.


OLD BUSINESS: None


NEW BUSINESS:Resolution 10-1-19 conflict of Interest Policy. Motion by Linda Kubiak and supported by Walter Obrinske to approve Conflict of Interest Policy. Roll call vote taken: Linda Kubiak yes, Walter Obrinske yes, Sue Ott yes, Sheryl Proteau yes, Robert Fisher yes motion approved.

John Gross resigned effective October 1, 2019 as Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector, hired Coleman James DeConik as Inspector. Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott approve the hiring of Mr. DeConik as Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector. Motion approved.

All inspectors are charging retainer fees now from $60.00 to $100.00 per month. As of October 14, 2019, there shall be a charge of $40.00 for each permit to recover the cost of the retainer fees.
Motion by Linda Kubiak and supported by Walter Obrinske to approve the retainer fees for all permits. Roll call vote was taken: Walter Obrinske yes, Sue Ott yes, Sheryl Proteau yes Robert Fisher yes, and Linda Kubiak yes. Motion approved.

Amend the budget to include Retainer fees $1700.00. Motion by Sue Ott and supported by Linda Kubiak to amend the budget to include Retainer fees. Roll call vote taken: Sue Ott yes, Sheryl Proteau yes, Robert Fisher yes, Linda Kubiak yes, and Walter Obrinske yes motion approved


CITIZENS-COMMENTS - Question and comments on recycle bins and recycling in Calhoun County.


PAY BILLS: Motion by L. Kubiak supported by S. Ott to pay bills for the end of September in the amount of $12,701.35
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 October in the amount of $17,899.20
Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays Approved.


Motion by Sue Ott supported by S. Proteau to adjourn the meeting at 7:38 p.m. Approved

Next regular meeting November 11, 2019. Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk