Regular Meeting

June 21, 2017                                                                          Approved July 19, 2017

 

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

 

Roll call of board members: Barb Crambell-present; Pat Hubble-present; Dwight Seaman-present; Kathy Eldridge-present; Larry Niederstadt-not present. Also present, Marletta Day, as recording secretary and 37 guests.

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, for Dwight Seaman to chair meeting, due to Niederstadt’s absence.

All in favor. Motion passed.

 

Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of May 17, 2017.

All in favor – Motion passed.

 

Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, to approve the minutes from the special meeting of June1, 2017.

All in favor –motion passed.

 

Declaration of Conflict of Interest:  No conflict.

 

Public Comment:

Wes Umlor addressed the Board, discussing his property

 

Mary Beth Kazanski read a letter with 16 signatures, to the Board, encouraging them to protect the water with appropriate setback regulations.

 

Ruby Howard voiced her opinion, not seeing an issue with state of resident’s property.

 

Judy Umlor voiced her support for her son’s property on Crystal Beach Road.

 

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

 

Treasurer’s Report:  Crambell reported: General Fund, all accounts, $278,807.13; Public Improvement Fund, $3,098.27; Road Improvement Fund, $74,559.35; Fire Fund, $242,762.59; Fire Equipment Fund, $62,823.51; Tax Fund, $29.29.

 

Clerk’s Report:  Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, paying bills from General Fund as presented, voucher #22675 through #22720.  

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

 

Eldridge requested approval, Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, paying bills from Fire Fund as presented, voucher #7917 through #7945.  

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

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Crambell, to assign Pat Gray, Deputy Clerk, authorization to sign title for sale of Township Fire Tanker truck.

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

 

Motion by Eldridge, seconded by Seaman, approval of Resolution by the board, grant to purchase new voting equipment that will be provided by the State with no cost to us. Motion passed.  All signed names.

 

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

 

Sheriff’s Report:  Officer Beaver reviewed monthly May report, answered question from the board and audience.

 

Motion by Seaman, seconded Hubble, to close Lake Street to regular parking Friday (June 30), Saturday (July 1), Sunday (July 2) Monday (July 3), Tuesday (July4) for Emergency vehicle parking only.

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

 

Fire Department Report: Fire Chief Jeff West reported a fire on Wilhelm road with no injuries.

 

Motion Eldridge, seconded by Seaman, to assign a member of township board, Pat Hubble, to represent the Clearwater Board at the Fire Department monthly Business Meetings which are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm. 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 Eldridge, to approve $1,150.  For  removal of a tree on Lake Street access.  Roll call vote: Hubble-yes; Crambell-yes; Seaman-yes; Eldridge-yes. Motion passed.

 

Planning Commission: Eldridge reported that at  the July 10th meeting, they will set the date and time for a public hearing, discussing the definition of structure, which will be posted in the newspaper.

 

Zoning Administration Report: Seaman reviewed monthly June report, accepting as is with no signature. Adam Parzych submitted report due to Guy Mobly illness.

 

Motion by Seaman, seconded by Crambell, that “ No Motorized Vehicles Allowed” signs be ordered and posted at two locations on Rapid City Rd. at either ends of the sidewalk.

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

 

Assessor Report: Dawn Kahn reported on another tribunal case and has filed an appeal.

 

Motion by Hubble, seconded by Seaman, to support hiring Laura Hallahan of Hallahan & Associates PC, 1750 S Telegraph Rd, Suite 202, Bloomfield Hills MI 48302 to represent Clearwater Township in the Appeal of Riverside Energy LLC with an hourly rate of $185, noting the cost will be the hourly rate but pro-rated based on the number of units under similar appeals with her firm.   

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

 

Old Business

Sand Bar Items – Water Sampling/Jet Ski Rental/Dumpsters/Port-a-Johns: Discussion of the placements,  dumping schedules of dumpsters and placement and cleaning schedule of port-a johns. TLPA is looking into water sampling and testing. It was also stated that there is definitely 1 Jet Ski, maybe 2, but will only have to pay for one.

 

Seeds Report: Hubble reported he will contact the Seeds workers this week.

 

Silver Lake Engineering Project for Fire Dept: Motion by Crambell, seconded by Hubble, to pay the bill for Silver Lake Engineering not to exceed $23,000. Roll call vote: Hubble-yes; Crambell-yes; Eldridge-yes; Seaman-yes. Motion passed.

 

Update on Baggs Rd and WilhelmRd: Eldridge reported after speaking to John Rogers, Baggs Rd project will begin the weeks of June 26th, and Wilhelm Rd will start the week after July 4th.

 

New Business

Bids on Township Truck: Motion by Hubble, seconded by Seaman, to accept bid from Jim Riegler of Rapid City, MI, in the amount of $6785.00 with the funds going into the General Fund account. Eldridge recused herself from voting.  Roll call vote: Crambell-yes; Hubble-yes; Seaman-yes. Motion passed.

 

MTA Principals of Governments Pledge: Eldridge read Pledge, and all signed.

 

Public Comment:

Sheriff Whiteford updated the time frame status of the 800 mhz radio system.


Adjourned:

Motion by Seaman  to adjourn meeting,. All in favor.  Motion passed, ending meeting at 8:55 pm.

 

 

Respectively submitted by

Marletta Day, Recording Secretary