Board Meeting Minutes for August 11, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance given by all present.

Roll Call: Trustee Wilson, Trustee Jager, Clerk Johnson, Supervisor Noble present. Treasurer Halbower will be late.

Add to agenda – 12.G Drains and assessments

Agenda is set.

Review of minutes:

080115 Trustee Wilson made a motion to accept the July 14, 2015 minutes as presented. Trustee Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Review of Bills:

080215 Trustee Wilson made the motion to pay the bills as presented. Trustee Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Business from the Floor: Mr. Jeff Lohman County Commissioner talked about the Quality of Life milage.
Reported – will be meeting with County Grant writer, himself, Mick and Jason Kennedy – school Superintendent.
Mark Eyebath – Muskegon County Administrator also talked about projects for the Quality of Life milage.

Treasurer’s Report:

080315 Trustee Wilson made the motion to accept the treasurers report as presented. Trustee Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Department Reports:

Fire Chief Stevens reported man-hours for the month of July. Total man hours 244.5 hours. Expenses for the 206 account were $13,671.24 and is currently 9% of budget and 1% under budget. The 216 account had $0 expenses.

Treasurer Halbower arrived at 7:10pm.

No Correspondence:

Unfinished Business:

Still need to hire a Rental Inspector – Mick talked with Muskegon Township Rental Dept. and they are putting together a proposal. Trustee Jager suggested checking with MI Township Services from Fruitport.

New Business: Mr. Cal Bennet of Hart Road talked about a property issue he is having – he will get together with Bill after the meeting to get some additional information.

Appointment to Board of Review – Mick suggested Kent Klomp. Bill Van Dyke is resigning and can assume the Alternate position.

080415 Treasurer Halbower made the motion to appoint Kent Klomp to the BOR to finish out Bill Van Dyke’s term. Clerk Johnson seconded. CARRIED.

080515 Clerk Johnson made the motion to appoint William Van Dyke to the Alternate position on the BOR. Treasurer Halbower seconded.. CARRIED.

Resolution to adopt Hazard Mitigation Plan – Trustee Jager said she received no information on and could not make an informed decision.

080615 Treasurer Halbower made the motion to table this till next meeting. Trustee Wilson seconded. CARRIED.

There is an offer to repair potholes on Brickyard road by a citizen for $600 – this was done last year and Mick checked to see if the Road Commission would chip and seal after it was done – they said the road was too far gone to do that. It was discussed and no action was taken.

Treasurer request to appoint Angela Slowik as Deputy Treasurer – it was pointed out that as she is already Deputy Clerk she could not be Deputy Treasurer as it would be a conflict. She can help the Treasurer as Secretary without being Deputy Treasurer. Bill suggested a $2000 a year stipend.

080715 Trustee Jager made the motion to pay Angela Slowik a $2000 per year stipend for helping the Treasurer. Trustee Wilson seconded. CARRIED.

County Drains and Assessments – the Drain Commissioner has started charging residents and the township for engineering and maintenance costs. Some of this is for the previous 7 years. It was suggested we invite her to come to a meeting and bring her maps and explain her rational for this.

Motion to Adjourn:

080815 Trustee Jager made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m. Trustee Wilson seconded. CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted,

Melanie Johnson
Holton Township Clerk

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