Regular Meeting

May 17, 2017

Minutes approved 6/21/2017

 

The regular meeting of the Clearwater Township Board was called to order at 7:00pm at the Clearwater Township Community Center by Clerk Eldridge with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Roll call of board members: Barb Crambell-present; Dwight Seaman-present; Pat Hubble-present; Kathy Eldridge-present; Larry Niederstadt-not present. Also present, Marletta Day, as recording secretary and 17 guests.

 

Moved by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, for Dwight Seaman to chair meeting, due to Niederstadt’s absence. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Moved by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of April 19, 2017. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Moved by Hubble, seconded by Eldridge, to approve the minutes from the special meeting of May 4, 2017.

All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Declaration of Conflict of Interest:  No conflict.

 

Public Comment:

Pat Gray reported  a complaint received prior to meeting, and she would fill out complaint form.

 

Approval of Agenda: Moved by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to approve agenda. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Report:  Crambell reported: General Fund, all accounts, $298,166.17; Public Improvement Fund, $3,097.71; Road Improvement Fund, $140,557.51; Fire Fund,$247,507.67; Fire Equipment Fund, $62,811.97; Tax Fund, $29.12.

 

Clerk’s Report:  Eldridge requested approval, moved by Hubble, seconded by Seaman, paying bills from General Fund as presented, voucher #22608 through #22673.  

Roll call vote: Crambell-yes; Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes; Eldridge-yes. Motion passed.

 

With much discussion about Silver Lake Engineering bill of $22,800 (voucher # 7917), it is not to be paid, until bill was itemized and explained.

 

Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to pay voucher #7902 thru #7916 and voucher #7918 thru #7919, omitting voucher #7917, until further explanation.

Roll call vote: Seaman-yes; Hubble-yes; Crambell-yes; Eldridge-yes. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Seaman, to approve a check for $34,907 for the new truck, from Berger Chevrolet.  Roll call vote: Crambell-yes; Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes; Eldridge-yes. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, to give Leo Zimmerman, a pay raise of $1.00 an hour, starting from March 1st, thru present.  Roll call vote: Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes; Eldridge-yes; Crambell-yes. Motion passed.

 

Accountability Statement:  The treasurer balanced with the bank, and the clerk balanced with the treasurer.

Sheriff’s Report:  Sgt Rich Gillisee delivered the monthly report, due to Officer Beaver’s absence.

 

Fire Department Report:  Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Hubble, to accept bid for old tanker truck of $12,500 from Tip Top.  Roll call vote: Crambell-yes; Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes; Eldridge-yes. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Hubble, seconded by Seaman, to hire Austin Minor, as fireman, for the township.

All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to allow $150. Per year  for uniforms for each fire department personnel. Roll call vote: Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes; Crambell-yes; Eldridge-yes. Motion passed.

 

Hospital Report:  No Report.

 

Parks and Recreation: Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to pay up to $500 for flowers for the township. Roll call vote: Crambell-yes; Hubble-yes; Eldridge-yes; Seaman-yes. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Crambell, seconded by Hubble, to pay $2,145 to update, and  redo several township signs.

Roll call vote: Seaman-yes; Eldridge-yes; Crambell-yes; Hubble-yes. Motion passed.

 

Planning Commission: Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Hubble, to approve Clearwater Township Planning Commission recommendation from the Memorandum dated May 7,2017, to approve Torch Grove Campground application to expand existing non-conforming use. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, to approve Clearwater Township Planning Commission recommendation from the Memorandum dated May 15,2017, to approve Karazia application to place second dwelling on property.  All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Zoning Administration Report:  Adam Parzych reviewed monthly report.

 

Assessor Report: No report.

 

Old Business

Sandbar Items – Water Sampling/Jet Ski Rental: Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, that Clearwater Township pay for the rental of jet skis for the price of $300 per day, 2 jet skis for total of 4 days, coming to $1,200 that is Saturday (July 1st) through Tuesday (July 4th).

Roll call vote: Hubble-yes; Eldridge-yes; Seaman-yes; Crambell-yes. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, for Clearwater Township to donate to Kalkaska County Sheriff department $1,500 for marine patrol during the 4th of July weekend.

Roll call vote: Seaman-yes; Crambell-yes; Eldridge-yes; Hubble-yes. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Seaman, to fund water testing for $1,215.

Roll call vote: Seaman-yes; Hubble-no; Crambell-no; Eldridge-yes. Motion denied.

 

Wilhelm Road – Revised Cost: Eldridge reported the estimated cost for Wilhelm Road repaving is under the estimated cost, with the bid coming in at $55,000.

 

Street Lights – Total Cost: Eldridge reported the street lights have been paid, but not yet installed.

 

Clean Up Day – Final Bill: Eldridge reported the final bill was $10,620, with 190 customers. The turnout was a great success.

 

Umlor Case: Eldridge reported the court date was April 26th. The judge ruled Umlor was in violation, but needed clarification on the definition of  structure. 

 

New Business

Approve ZBA Alternate Application:  Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to accept the application of Jule Moore for ZBA Alternate. All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Approve Money For Seeds: Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Seaman, to approve $3,500 for the Seeds Program.  Roll call vote: Crambell-yes; Eldridge-yes; Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes. Motion passed.

 

Zimmermann Rd. Quote:  Eldridge reported the estimated quote for paving Zimmerman Road would exceed $608,000.

 

Public Comment:

Bruce Belanger   inquired about the square footage of a house to be built.

 

Adjourned:

Moved by Crambell to adjourn meeting, seconded by Hubble. All in favor. Motion passed, ending meeting at 8:50 pm.

 

Respectively submitted by

Marletta Day, Recording Secretary