February 6, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes

February 6, 2019

 

Present: Mark Fulks, Supervisor; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Mark Fraser and Frances Griffith, Trustees.

Guests: Duane Wood, John Plowman, and Tom Emery.

 

The Supervisor opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag.

The agenda was approved with additions. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

 

The January 2, meeting minutes were approved.  Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

Sheriff’s report:  136 calls, 28 traffic stops in the township.

SSESA: 32 runs for the month, 264 for the year in the township, and 1832 total SSESA runs for the year.

DDA: The 2019-2020 budget was passed. The supervisor visited and welcomed a new business, K&J Repair.  Consumers Energy gave an update on the Lansing Rd Lighting project with a projected completion date now of Feb. 19, 2019. The DDA and Planning Commission met to discuss the new marijuana law and decided that it was best to not take action on any requests at this time. The next meeting is April 18, 2019 at 7:00pm.

The financial statement and pay the bills was approved. Fulks moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

County Comm: Commissioner John Plowman gave a report on the County Business. Homeland Security would like to pay the director $80,000/year, however the wage study only supports $50,000. The County budget will require $1.5 million from the tax delinquent fund in order to balance the budget this year. There will be a ballot proposal in May for a new County Jail. The proposed millage is 1.64. There was discussion and a recommendation to Commissioner Plowman by the Board, that a commitment by the County Commissioners be added to the ballot language that any revenue surplus generated by the jail be used to pay down the bond and not be put into the general fund so to relieve the tax payers of this 1.64 mill tax earlier than the 20 year projection.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • ·         An additional tree trimming project in the amount of $13,260 was approved which will cover Morrice Rd from Miller Rd, South to Lovejoy Rd excluding the Village; Church Rd from Ruess West to Beardslee. Fraser moved; Fulks seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The light at M52/Beard Rd will be installed soon with a new LED light.

NEW BUSINESS

  • ·         The Board of Review dates for 2019 set by the State of Michigan (MCL211.29) are March 5 at 9:00am (Organizational meeting); March 11 at 9:00am – 3:00pm (1st Hearing session); and March 12 at 3:00pm – 9:00pm (2nd Hearing session).
  • ·         The 2019 Poverty Rates, Guidelines and Asset Test recommended by the State Dept. of Treasury, to be used by the Board of Review to prove hardship requests was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The 2019 Budget Work Session date was set for February 19, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Perry Township Hall.
  • ·         The 2019-2020 Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing date was set for March 6, 2019 at 6:45pm at the Perry Township Hall. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded to approve. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         2019 Salary resolutions were recommended for the elected officials to be set at $18,600 for the Supervisor. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried. $18,600 for the Clerk. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded. Roll call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried. $18,600 for the Treasurer. Fulks moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried. The recommendation is subject to review at the budget work session.
  • ·         The attorney’s contract between Thomas Emery and Perry Township was extended for 1 year at the same rate as 2018. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The 2019 Lawn mowing contract with Munro Enterprises LLC was extended 1 year at the same rate as 2018. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Board approved to send the Township Attorney to the MTA Conference. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Board approved a Township Hall floor repair, strip and waxing bid for 2 years in the amount of $2,150. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Board approved the updated Roselawn Cemetery Rules and Regulations. New Books will be printed and placed at the Cemetery in an Info Box along with a notice of the change. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Township Board approved the recommendation of Kris Morse with K & J Repair to serve on their Board for a partial term to expire 3-31-2021. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Supervisor was approved to attend the 2019 Capital Conference in the amount of $35. Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Orkin contract was approved for 1 year in the amount of $864. Fraser moved; Fulks seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried.

Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk