Board Meeting Minutes for March 13, 2018

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

Roll Call: Trustee Jager, Clerk Johnson, Supervisor Jager, Treasurer Halbower, and Trustee Schroeder present.

Pledge of Allegiance given by all present.

Add to agenda: Move Comcast Rep to 6A.

New Business – Door is E.

Agenda is set.

Review of minutes:

030118 Trustee Jager made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Treasurer Schroeder seconded. CARRIED.

Review of Bills:

030218 Trustee Jager made the motion to pay the bills as presented. Supervisor Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Mr. Jeff Snyder – Comcast Representative answered questions regarding the Franchise Renewal Agreement.

030318 Treasurer Halbower made the motion to renew the Comcast Franchise Agreement at the current 3% franchise fee. Trustee Schroeder seconded. CARRIED.

Business from the Floor: Gary Foster, Muskegon County Commissioner asked that we give suggestions for what we would like the Senior millage funds to be used for. He also talked about a program available through DTE called Test & Tune where residents who use DRE can receive $1700 towards the cost of a new furnace is they apply for this program.

Residents: Kim Glaze- Mikko Dr, Art Stevens – Schow Rd, Amy Brookhouse – Holton Duck Lake, Deanna Brandt – Holton Whitehall Rd, Brain Williams – Brunswick Rd, Angel Coon – 3rd St, Dana McClean – 3rd St, commented regarding a marijuana grow facility as a new business, medical marijuana use, would like Planning Commission to work on a marijuana ordinance. Also Justin Dunakiss from DCD returned and asked if there were any questions he could answer regarding the marijuana law.

Treasurer’s Report:

030418 Trustee Jager made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Treasurer Schroeder seconded. CARRIED.

Department Reports: Fire Chief Hawk reported total man-hours of 333 for February. Expenses for the 206 account were $10,256.02 which is currently 16% under budget. 216 account had 0 expenses.

Correspondence: Brochures from County on recycling, and tire recycling event dates for the County.

Alan talked about information he received from the Road Commission regarding costs for chip and seal on some roads.

Holly Hughes will be available on March 29th from 10:30-11:30 for area residents to come and discuss any issues with her.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: Free dump day – May 12, 2018

030518 Trustee Jager made the motion to have the free dump day on May 12, 2018. Clerk Johnson seconded. CARRIED.

Resolution 18-05 Property Transfer Affidavits:

030618 Trustee Jager made the motion to adopt Resolution 18-05 Property Transfer Affidavits

Trustee Schroeder seconded. ROLL CALL VOTE: Trustee Jager – YES, Clerk Johnson Yes, Supervisor Jager – YES, Treasurer Halbower – YES, Trustee Schroeder – YES.


Conflict of Interest: Val Jensen presented information to the board regarding Conflict of Interest for Planning Commission Members. As all of the members have not had regular training this will be presented at their next meeting.

Quotes for Town Hall entry door. Marc presented 4 quotes for a door with/without frame and with a panic bar. Lowes – Door and panic bar – $319.09, Menards – door w/frame and panic bar – $466.69, Home Depot Door and panic bar – $458.93, Keene Lumber – door 2/frame and panic bar – $1239.49.

030718 Treasurer Halbower made the motion to purchase the door and panic bar from Lowes for cost of $319.09. Trustee Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Future Business: None

Motion to Adjourn:

030818 Supervisor Jager made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m. Trustee Schroeder seconded. CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted,

Melanie Johnson

Holton Township Clerk

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