5.16.16 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.

 

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 Minutes

Patti McNeilly motioned to approve regular meeting minutes of April 18, 2016 as presented.  Pam Gilbert seconded. Vote: All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

Approval of The Treasurers Report

Wade Caryl motioned to accept Treasurers Report as presented.  Pam Gilbert seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

Treasurers Report:

 

General Fund                                                                        $184,520.24

Fire Op Fund                                                                        $41,190.20

First Responders Rescue Fund                                          $12,594.09

Fire Equipment Fund CD                                                   $116,343.53

Fire Equipment Fund                                                          $167,097.04

Tax Collection                                                                       $97.47

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                                                 $2,023.69

Merrill Lake Roads-SA Fund                                               $2,647.25

West Chippewa Vista-SA Fund                                          $14,948.89

 

 

Approval of the Bills: Roberta Hazen motioned to approve the bills as presented:

 

General Fund                            11927-1959 void 11944           $8634.38

Fire OP Fund                             4809-4819                                $2533.42

Merrill Lake Roads                     716-718                                  $1323.81

Merrill Lake Improvement        681-683                                     $565.79

 

Patti McNeilly 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.

Discussion of Junior Fire Fighter challenge at Lilac Fest.

 

John Singer motioned to put Ciara Johnson on cadet program.  Pam Gilbert seconded. All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

Pam Gilbert motioned to allow $183.00 plus shipping for a pistol grip and shut off for fire.  Wade Caryl seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

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

Patti McNeilly motioned to allow Supervisor Terry Vogel to purchase gloves for rescue, 16 boxes at $19.00 total $144.00 plus shipping.  Pam Gilbert seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

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

Patti McNeilly motioned to allow manager to spend monies for her purchase list items on 5/16/16 report. Pam Gilbert seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

 

  1. Cemeteries:  Report was presented by Sexton Jim McNeilly.

Discussed fencing at Brown and E Fork, black dirt, flags for all three cemeteries.

 

Pam Gilbert motioned to change cost of full burial fee from $400.00 to $450.00 with $400.00 being the grave opening and closing fee, $50.00 being for additional cost of burial. Wade Caryl seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-no, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Patti McNeilly motioned to hire Todd Taylor temporarily as employee for cemetery open and close graves. John Singer seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Pam Gilbert motioned to accept the Cemetery Commission Committee decision on removing trees on north side of East Fork Cemetery.  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. West Chippewa Vista Committee: Extra graveling this year.

 

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

 

  1. Roads Special Millage: Discussed having resolution ready for next meeting.

 

 

 

New Business:

 

  1. American Legion, Paul Mackersie and John Edwards:

Discussed activities for Lilac Fest and Barryton Days.

 

 

Correspondence:

Debby Nederhoed email, Clerk contact her and sign form.

 

Public Comment:

Jerrilyn Strong discussed County millage.

 

Reports:

 

John Singer, Supervisor –

Discussed drain.

 

 

Roberta Hazen, Clerk-

Pam Gilbert motioned to reimburse Clerk $81.00 for the MTA Election class and mileage  and per diem. 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-  Discussed our boxes, envelopes and brine contract.

 

Pam Gilbert, Trustee-  Discussed issue with a renter.

Pam Gilbert motioned to get two bids for repair and replace door at north back corner of township hall.  Wade Caryl seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

 

 

Wade Caryl, Trustee- No report.

 

Adjournment: 

Wade Caryl motioned to adjourn at 9:11 p.m. Patti McNeilly seconded. All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

 

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Roberta Hazen, Fork Township Clerk    Approved:  6-20-2016