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-absentpresent, Roberta Hazen-present, Pam Gilbert-present, Wade Caryl-absent. Four Present one absent.
Public in attendance: Various
Approval of the Minutes
Pam Gilbert motioned to approve regular meeting minutes of June 20, 2016 with corrections. Patti McNeilly seconded. Vote: All Ayes. Motion carried.
Approval of The Treasurers Report
Roberta Hazen motioned to accept Treasurers Report as presented. Pam Gilbert seconded. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.
General Fund $191,026.95
Fire Op Fund $37,637.53
First Responders Rescue Fund $13,491.31
Fire Equipment Fund CD $116,873.70
Fire Equipment Fund $169,975.93
Tax Collection $3,174.62
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 $1,511.21
Merrill Lake Roads-SA Fund $1,450.00
West Chippewa Vista-SA Fund $12,057.59
Approval of the Bills: Roberta Hazen motioned to approve the bills as presented:
General Fund 12030-12064 void 12012 $18,071.40
Fire OP Fund 4839-4846 $1,453.05
Rescue Fund 2505-2506 void 2504 $206.24
West Chip River Vista 689 $4612.50
Merrill Lake Improv 688 $88.56
Merrill Lake Roads 720 $80.00
Patti McNeilly seconded. Roll call vote: John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-absent, and Pam Gilbert-yes. Motion carried.
- Fork/Barryton Community Fire Dept: Report in binder.
Patti McNeilly motioned to allow Schooley Auto to complete grass rig 3 for $950.00. Pam Gilbert seconded. Roll call vote: John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-absent, and Pam Gilbert-yes. Motion carried.
Pam Gilbert motioned to have our township grounds people mow fire station and maintain grounds in its entirety. Patti McNeilly seconded. Vote: All Ayes. Motion carried.
- Fork Township Rescue: Report in binder
- Community Center: The monthly report was presented by the Manager Jessica Caryl.
Patti McNeilly motioned to allow Jessica to have LOR and Advance Auto to proceed with sign updates and repairs; LOR $344.00; Advance Art $160-200.00. Roberta Hazen seconded. Roll call vote: John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-absent, and Pam Gilbert-yes. Motion carried.
- Cemeteries: Report was presented by Sexton Jim McNeilly.
Discussed mowing of ball diamonds
- West Chippewa Vista Committee: No report.
- Merrill Lake Roads & Park Committee: No report.
- Roads Special Millage: Discussed road millage.
- Jackie Fitzgerald Drain Commissioner:
Gave report on Orient/Fork drain issue.
Patti McNeilly motioned to pass Resolution R-2016-10: Resolution to Expend Funds in Excess of $5000.00 Per Mile for Maintenance and Repair of a Drain. Roberta Hazen seconded. Roll call vote: John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-absent, and Pam Gilbert-yes. Motion carried.
Patti McNeilly motioned to allow Jackie, Drain Commissioner to stay with the township% instead of paying township and property owner % of the Orient/Fork Drain Maintenance project. Roberta Hazen seconded. Vote 3 Ayes; 1 Nay. Motion carried.
Letter from Jen postpone till next meeting.
Notice of terrorism – signed to reject.
Jerrilyn Strong discussed Complimented on road brochures. They are working on budget. Looking for EMS director.
John Singer, Supervisor –
Roberta Hazen, Clerk-
Discussed upcoming audit.
Patti McNeilly, Treasurer-
Discussed recycle at fire hall, recycle change was communicated to all the workers and regular recyclers, one worker forgot and it was noted on Community Center sign.
Pam Gilbert, Trustee-
Patti McNeilly motioned to have Steve Jones Const Inc start the concrete and other construction projects minus door replacement and add peephole and light at office door. Roberta Hazen seconded. Roll call vote: John Singer-yes, Patti McNeilly-yes, Roberta Hazen-yes, Wade Caryl-absent, and Pam Gilbert-yes. Motion carried.
Discussed DEQ Letter/risk analysis of water.
Wade Caryl, Trustee-
Pam Gilbert motioned to adjourn at 9:25 p.m. Patti McNeilly seconded. All Ayes. Motion carried.
Roberta Hazen, Fork Township Clerk Approved: 9-19-2016