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Perry Township Board Regular Meeting

Present: Sid Grinnell, Supervisor; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Mark Fraser and Francis Griffith, Trustees.

Guests:  Greg Wekwert, JoAnne O’Berry, James Huguelet, Deputy Mark Schmidt, Kevin Feuka, Beverly Vandenburg, Tom Emery, Darlene Parks, Justin Horvath, and John Plowman.


The Supervisor opened the Regular Meeting with the pledge to the flag.

Agenda approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

April 2, 2014 regular meeting minutes and April 22, 2014 special meeting minutes approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried

Sheriff’s Report: Deputy Schmidt reported 131 calls, 57 traffic stops and 11 911 hang ups for the Township.

SSESA: 108 runs, 18 runs in Perry Twp., and total SSESA runs for the year was 401.

DDA: A restrictive covenant for the Talbot property was reviewed.

Zoning:  The Movalson property west of the cemetery will not require a variance to be combined.

Co.Comm:  Homeland security has been in Perry for training. SCOA is requesting a millage increase proposal for the August election which will be reviewed by the County Commissioners annually.

Recycling: $168 in donations for April.

I69 Corr: Working on the CEDS plan.

SEDP: Plans for renovations are moving forward for the armory and tenants have been lined up.

Planning Comm: Received an update on the Lansing Rd. Water Project from Kelly Schmidt, Clerk. Committee is continuing to work on the Land Use Plan.

Region 6: SEDS plan is under way to help qualify for federal dollars. They are also working on a regional plan in hopes of bringing state dollars as well.

Financial Statements and bills paid. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded; Roll Call: Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes.

Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Erhart’s  tax tribunal hearing will be held later this month.



The McCrea drain is complete but tree stumps need to be treated. The Buck drain banks need to be dug out. The Lansing Rd. Water Project with the City of Perry was reviewed. Parmalee proposed how the Township would finance our portion (50%) of the project.  Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded to accept the proposal subject to the DDA’s review and negotiations with the City of Perry. Grinnell and Parmalee will be the Townships representation on the negotiating team with the City. Roll Call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.

M.R. Green and Sons requested half payment of the accepted cemetery clean up bid ($11,600) in the amount of $5,800 with the remaining balance paid when the job is complete.



The wording to re-establish the Emergency Service (Ambulance) Special Assessment District for the August Election was approved. This special assessment district expired after the 2013 winter tax levy. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded; Roll call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.

A request from “MAGNET” for contribution was approved in the amount of $2000. Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes.

A bid was approved from Door Mart in the amount of $1235 to repair the pole barn overhead door at the cemetery that was damaged in the April storm. Parmalee moved; Griffith, seconded; Roll call: Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes.

A bid was approved from Glazing Solutions Inc. in the amount of $1695 each for the hall doors that don’t meet accessibility requirements. One door is covered by a grant. Parmalee, moved; Grinnell; seconded. Roll call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.

A bid was approved from Jim Jarrad in the amount of $1190 to replace the concrete in front of the southwest door to the parking lot and the sidewalk to the south of the door to meet accessibility requirements. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes

The need to upgrade the assessor and the deputy clerks computers due to program requirements and age was approved not to exceed $1500. Parmalee, moved; Fraser seconded. Roll call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.

The Twp Board approved all members that want to attend the Regional MTA meeting held in Frankenmuth, June 16, 2014 in the amount of $99. Parmalee, moved; Fraser seconded. Roll call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes.

Discussion of Bill Colby’s headstone foundation calculation due to the special construct was determined that the standard calculation be used with Colby to provide all re-rod and framing. Colby to pay $840 and the sexton to receive $432. Schmidt, moved; Fraser seconded. Carried


Kelly Schmidt, Clerk