6.20.16 Minutes

Fork Township Supervisor, John Singer, called the Regular Meeting of the Fork Township Board to order at 7:01 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 May 16, 2016 with corrections.  Wade Caryl 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                                                                        $194,384.38

Fire Op Fund                                                                        $36594.05

First Responders Rescue Fund                                          $12,955.60

Fire Equipment Fund CD                                                   $116,518.05

Fire Equipment Fund                                                          $169,933.44

Tax Collection                                                                       $97.52

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                                                 $1,632.08

Merrill Lake Roads-SA Fund                                               $1,729.69

West Chippewa Vista-SA Fund                                          $16,300.43

 

 

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

 

General Fund                            11960-11994                         $23,143.21

Fire OP Fund                             4820-4830                              $11,788.79

Merrill Lake Roads                     719                                            $200.00

Merrill Lake Improvement        684-685                                      $32.62

 

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

 

 

Unfinished Business: 

 

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

John Singer signed paperwork request for Federal Excess properties for DNR.

 

 

Pam Gilbert motioned to expend no more than $500.00 for a cement pad to hold fuel tank and generator.  Wade Caryl seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Patti McNeilly motioned to allow Terry to buy new Amkus Rescue tools from Time Emergency for $5999.00 plus shipping. John Singer seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Wade Caryl motioned to allow Terry to order 30 pairs of work gloves totaling $243.00: 3 Wildland helmets totaling $119.97: 3 Wildland goggles totaling $92.97; 10 hoods totaling $349.50 from Time Emergency plus shipping. Roberta Hazen seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Roberta Hazen motioned to adopt the following resolution R2016-7 millage ballot language for Fire department operations true renewal. Patti McNeilly seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried. The supervisor declares this resolution adopted.

 

Roberta Hazen motioned to adopt the following resolution R2016-8 millage ballot language for Fire department equipment true renewal. Patti McNeilly seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried. The supervisor declares this resolution adopted.

 

 

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

 

Patti McNeilly motioned to increase the rescue payroll point system to  $11,000.00. Wade Caryl seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

 

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

 

 

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

Discussed fencing at East Fork.

 

Wade Caryl motioned to order flags for $483.61 from Carrot-Top Pam Gilbert seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

Roberta Hazen motioned to adopt Cemetery Sexton/Grounds Maintenance job description in our regular meeting pack 6/20/2016.  Pam Gilbert seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

 

  1. West Chippewa Vista Committee: Organizing for more work on roads.

 

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

 

Roberta Hazen motioned to adopt the following resolution R2016-6 millage ballot language for roads maintenance and repair.  Pam Gilbert seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried. Supervisor declared resolution adopted.

 

 

New Business:

 

  1. Letterhead:

Discussed letterhead options.

  1. Consumers Energy:

 

Patti McNeilly motioned to adopt ordinance O-2016-01 Consumers Energy Company Electric Franchise ordinance. Wade Caryl seconded.            Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

Consumers Energy accepts the ordinance.

 

 

 

Correspondence:

Mecosta Co Conservation District letter postpone till next meeting.

Notice of terrorism insurance coverage postpone till next meeting.

 

 

Public Comment:

Jerrilyn Strong gave a services building update.

New resident gave opinion on festivals.

Linnea Weis discussed her running for Drain commissioner.

Bill Larson discussed his running for Road commissioner.

 

 

Reports:

 

John Singer, Supervisor –

Discussed options Isabella bank has to offer.

 

 

Roberta Hazen, Clerk-

MAMC conference was very informative.

 

 

Patti McNeilly, Treasurer-

Will be absent next meeting.

 

Pam Gilbert, Trustee-

Still waiting on contractors for back door quotes. Discussed signage or mailings for road millage. Discussed injection wells.

 

 

Wade Caryl, Trustee-

Wade Caryl motioned to allow township hall keys to Fire Chief, Community Center manager, Custodian.  Roberta Hazen seconded. Roll call vote:  John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-yes, and Pam Gilbert-yes.  Motion carried.

 

 

Adjournment: 

Wade Caryl motioned to adjourn at 9:45 p.m. Patti McNeilly seconded. All Ayes. Motion carried.

 

 

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Roberta Hazen, Fork Township Clerk    Approved:  7-18-2016