2019 Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing

Perry Township

Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing

March 6, 2019

 

Present: Five residents in attendance.

 

The Annual Meeting was opened at 6:45 pm with the pledge to the flag.

 

The March 6, 2019 agenda was approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

The March 7, 2018 Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing Minutes were approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

 

The Supervisor gave his year-end report.  Perry Township continues to be in sound financial standing. The Township Board works very well together and we are all working towards keeping Perry Township in good, sound fiscal condition as well as provide outstanding service to the residents.

During this last year, we completed the change-over from TDS to DayStarr phones, fax and internet service providing a cost savings of over $1,500/year.

We also completed all the road projects which were approved by the Township Board including several tree trimming projects as well as asphalt and gravel road maintenance through the Township totally nearly $180,000.

The 2018 Perry Township audit was conducted and deemed acceptable.

The Perry Township DDA Board welcomed new members and business into the business district. We also saw the construction start on the long awaited Consumers Energy- Lansing Road Lighting Project installing 37 steel poles and SED fixtures along our industrial parkway. Completion is expected by early spring.

It was a very busy and productive year for us.

 

Salary Resolutions: The salary resolution as acted upon by the Township Board, to increase the salary of the Supervisor to $18,600. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes by hand vote. Increase the salary of the Clerk to $18,600. Fraser moved; Fulks seconded. All ayes by hand vote. Increase the salary of the Treasurer to $18,600. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes by hand vote.  None opposed.

 

The Annual Meeting adjourned at 6:50pm. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.

 

The Budget Hearing was opened at 6:51 pm.

 

Parmalee explained the 2019-2020 budgets.

 

The DDA adopted their budget at the January meeting. The State shared revenue has increased this year. Property taxes are up slightly. There was a reduction in the board of review salaries and an increase in seminars and office supplies. There was a reduction in the audit category. There were increases in wages under supervisor, clerk, treasurer, election, and building and grounds categories. The highway and street line item was increased and recycling contributions were eliminated. No money will be taken from the road fund this year.

 

The Budget Hearing was opened to public comment at 6:53 pm and closed at 6:54pm.

 

The 2019-2020 general fund and other budgets were approved with 1 mill as reduced by the Headlee Role Back to be levied. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser Griffith. All ayes Carried. None opposed.

 

The Budget Hearing was adjourned at 6:55pm. Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk