Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing via Zoom
March 3, 2021
Present: Present via Zoom: Mark Fulks, Supervisor participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan ; Mark Fraser, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan and, Frances Griffith, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Susan Doty, participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan;
The Annual Meeting was opened at 7:02 pm with the pledge to the flag.
The March 3, 2021 agenda was approved. Parmalee Moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried
The March 4, 2020 Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing Minutes were approved with corrections. Parmalee Moved; Fulks seconded. All ayes Carried.
The Supervisor gave his yearend report. Perry Township is in sound financial standing. The Township Board works very well together as well as providing outstanding service to the residents.
Perry Township had a Fiscal Budget of $549,000 and we were able to come in under Budget despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also completed all road projects that were approved totaling nearly $149,000. The Township sold 3 pieces of property near Beard Rd totaling $180,000, which is set to be used with a possible grant match for the water loop project.
The 2020 Perry Township Audit was conducted and deemed acceptable.
The Perry Township DDA Board welcomed new member Stacey Matthews; approved roadwork on Bennett Dr which was split with the Township. The DDA and Township Board also entered into a contract with an engineering firm to work up a cost estimate for a Federal Grant for a possible 80/20 split for the extension of the water line from the City of Perry. The SEDP was instrumental in assisting us and the City of Perry with the application process.
The 2020 Election year was very busy. The Township Clerk and election workers did an excellent job with the election during the pandemic.
The Township became very proficient on the ZOOM meetings to be in compliance with State of Michigan guidelines.
Public Comments: None
Salary Resolutions: The resolution as acted upon by the Township Board, to increase the salary of the Supervisor to $19,600. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded All ayes by hand vote; Opposed: none Carried.
Increase the Clerk to $19,600 Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded All ayes by hand vote; Opposed: none Carried
Increase the Treasurer to $19,600 Fraser moved; Fulks seconded All ayes by hand vote; Opposed: none Carried
The Annual Meeting adjourned at 7:12. Schmidt moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.
The Budget Hearing was opened at 7:12:30.
Parmalee explained the 2021-2022 budgets
The State revenue was similar to last year. Property taxes are up slightly. There was an increase in the Cemetery budget. Building and Grounds budget was reduced in salaries, utilities and hall deposit refund due to no rentals because of COVID. There was an increase in wages for the supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees, deputies, custodian, and board positions. All other budgets were similar to last year.
The DDA budget was adopted using last years budget numbers and will be subject to the DDA’s review and approval.
The Budget Hearing was opened to public comments hearing none. Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded to close the hearing at 7:18 pm. All ayes Carried
The 2021-2022 Budget and Ordinance to Establish a General Appropriations Act for Perry Township was Approved with one mill as reduced by the Headlee Role Back to be levied. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried. None opposed.
The Budget Hearing was adjourned at Fraser moved; Griffith seconded Carried
Kelly Schmidt, Clerk