Monroe Township 8/16/2016 meeting minutes

MONROE CHARTER TOWNSHIP

MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

Synopsis of a Regular Meeting

Held on August 16, 2016

at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

A meeting of the Monroe Charter Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Alan Barron at 7:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in the Monroe Charter Township Hall, 4925 East Dunbar Road, Monroe County, Michigan.

ROLL CALL

Present: Supervisor Barron, Clerk Schnurr, Trustees Heck and Janssens.

Excused: Treasurer Barton, Trustees Wilson and Pancone.

Others Present: Five (5) people in the audience.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Motion #1. Motion by Janssens, supported by Heck, to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of July 19, 2016, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #2. Motion by Heck, supported by Janssens, to approve the payment of bills/invoices, as listed by the Clerk. Motion carried.

Motion #3. Motion by Janssens, supported by Heck, to accept and place on file the July 2016 Fire Department Report, as presented by Chief Merkle. Motion carried.

Motion #4. Motion by Heck, supported by Janssens, to accept the consent agenda and place on file, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #5. Motion by Janssens, supported by Heck, to adopt Resolution #16-14, 2016 General Fund Budget Amendment #3, resolution #16-15, 2016 Special Revenue Fund Budget Amendment #3, Resolution #16-16, 2016 Capital Projects Fund Budget Amendment #3, and Resolution #16-17, 2016 Debt Service Fund Budget Amendment #3, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #6. Motion by Schnurr, supported by Heck, to authorize the supervisor to sign a three year contract (2017-2019) with Precision Irrigation to lock in rates for road side mowing, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #7. Motion by Heck, supported by Janssens, to set the annual Fall Clean-Up Day for Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and to contract with Steven’s Disposal as waste hauler. Location will be the Township Playground/Nature center parking lot, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #8. Motion by Schnurr, supported by Heck, to authorize acceptance of FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Award EMW-2015-FV-01565 in the amount of $500,000 for vehicle acquisition (Pumper/Engine Fire Truck) and authorize Chief Merkle to request updated bids, as required by grant, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #9. Motion by Janssens, supported by Heck, to accept and place on file the resignation of Firefighter Zach Bunch, effective May 31, 2016. Mr. Bunch has moved out of state, as presented. Motion carried.

Motion #10. Motion by Schnurr, supported by Janssens, to authorize Assessor Cathy Cousineau to apply for the State Tax Commission Program for the Michigan Master Assessing Officer (MMAO) and Annette Peters from the Assessing Department to apply for the Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (MAAO) and if accepted, authorize the Township to cover the cost of $1,000 each for the twelve (12) month programs, as presented. Motion carried.

PUBLIC AND BOARD COMMENTS

Public and board comments started at 7:13 p.m. There were seven comments. Public and Board comments ended at 7:36 p.m.

ADJOURMENT

Motion #11. Motion by Janssens, supported by Heck, to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m. Motion carried.

                    Bob Schnurr

                    Bob Schnurr, Clerk

                    Monroe Charter Township

Attested:

Alan Barron

Alan Barron, Supervisor

Monroe Charter Township

AUGUST 20, 2016