4.18.16 Minutes

Fork Township Supervisor, John Singer, called the Regular Meeting of the Fork Township Board to order at 7:00 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag was recited at annual meeting.

 

Roll call of board members:  John Singer-present, Patti McNeilly-present, Roberta Hazen-present, Pam Gilbert-present, Wade Caryl-present. All Present.

Public in attendance:  Various

 

Approval of the Annual Minutes

Patti McNeilly motioned to approve annual meeting minutes of March 26, 2016.  Pam Gilbert seconded. Vote: All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of the Minutes

Patti McNeilly motioned to approve regular meeting minutes of March 26, 2016 with corrections.  Wade Caryl seconded. Vote: All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of The Treasurers Report

Roberta Hazen motioned to accept Treasurers Report as presented.  Wade Caryl seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Treasurers Report:

 

General Fund                                                                        $194,466.08

Fire Op Fund                                                                        $42,370.65

First Responders Rescue Fund                                          $12,692.88

Fire Equipment Fund CD                                                   $116,163.48

Fire Equipment Fund                                                          $168,761.60

Tax Collection                                                                       $97.46

East Fork Cemetery Flower Fund                                      $3,759.83

East Fork Cemetery Trust fund                                          $12,751.00

Flake Cemetery Trust Fund                                                $16,500.00

Merrill Lake Park-SA Fund                                                 $2,037.06

Merrill Lake Roads-SA Fund                                               $2,647.00

West Chippewa Vista-SA Fund                                          $14,947.15

 

 

Approval of the Bills: Wade Caryl motioned to approve the bills as presented:

 

General Fund                            11899-11926 void 11899        $13,251.61

Fire OP Fund                             4798-4808                                 $2940.10

Rescue Fund                                   2500                                        $100.00

Merrill Lake Improvements           680                                          $13.57

 

Pam Gilbert seconded.  Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-Yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Clerk and Treasurer Balance.

 

Unfinished Business: 

 

  1. Fork/Barryton Community Fire Dept: The monthly Chiefs report was presented to the board by Chief, Terry Vogel.

Patti McNeilly motioned to allow Terry to purchase 2 sets of Irons from Time Emergency for $500.00 plus shipping: 30” halligan, 8# sledge, orange with strap and 30” halligan, 6# flat axe, orange with strap.  John Singer seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-Yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Ciara Johnson request for cadet.

 

 

  1. Fork Township Rescue: The monthly report was presented by the Supervisor Terry Vogel to the board.

 

 

  1. Community Center: The monthly report was presented by the Manager Jessica Caryl.

Pam Gilbert motioned to have Ideal Asphalt do seal coating on Community Center parking lot for quote of $3680.00.  Patti McNeilly seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

  1. Cemeteries:  Some clean up done,  pulled stumps.

 

 

  1. West Chippewa Vista Committee: No report.

 

  1. Merrill Lake Roads & Park Committee: No report.

 

  1. Lawn mowing:

 

Patti McNeilly motioned to hire Harley Pardee for mowing of cemeteries and township properties. Wade Caryl seconded. All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

 

  1. Roads Special Millage: Tabled to after new business.

 

 

 

New Business:

 

  1. Jackie Fitzgerald, Drain Commissioner

Discussion of the drain near 10th Ave and Meceola Rd.

 

Roads Special Millage:

Discussed getting sample resolution and proposal language ready.

 

Roberta Hazen motioned to contract with Mecosta County for 2 additional brine applications for 2016 using Metro funds .  Patti McNeilly seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-no.  Motion carried.

 

 

Correspondence:

 

Public Comment:

Jerrilyn Strong discussed discontinue of landline, Bike trail named The Dragon.

 

Reports:

 

John Singer, Supervisor –

Pam Gilbert motioned to allow John to become member of MATS.  Wade Caryl seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

 

Roberta Hazen, Clerk-

Pam Gilbert motioned to allow Roberta to attend MAMC conference for $401.00 plus mileage, per diem and lodging. John Singer seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Patti McNeilly, Treasurer-  Comment on Terry’s comment at annual meeting concerning salaries: we are within comparison with others and need to include the 25% retirement as wage also.

 

Pam Gilbert, Trustee-  Will attend road commission meeting.

 

 

Wade Caryl, Trustee- No report.

 

Adjournment: 

Wade Caryl motioned to adjourn at 10:00 p.m. Pam Gilbert seconded. All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

 

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Roberta Hazen, Fork Township Clerk   Approved:  5-16-2016