Board Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2018

1. Meeting called to order by Supervisor Jager at 7:02pm.
2. Pledge of Allegiance given by all present.
3. Roll Call of Board Members. Present: Supervisor Alan Jager, Trustee Bill Halbower, Trustee Tammy Jager, Clerk Sarah Hippler. Absent: Trustee Sherry Schroeder.
4. Agenda set as presented.
5. Approval of Minutes
A. 100118 Trustee Jager made the motion to approve the September 11, 2018 Regular Meeting minutes as presented. Treasurer Halbower seconded. Motion Carried.
6. Payment of Bills
A. 100218 Trustee Jager made the motion to approve the payment of bills as presented. Treasurer Halbower seconded. Motion Carried.
7. Business from the Floor
A. Mr. Bumstead was present at the start of the meeting, running for State Senate.
B. Mr. Foster was present at the meeting, running for County Commissioner. Stated his continual support for Holton. Also discussed Agreement between county and Union over retirement and healthcare contracts, saving county millions of dollars.
C. Mr. Louis Slater asked about the potential purchase of an LED sign for the Township. Supervisor Jager said it is being looked into with a cost between $4700-$4800 for a 36”x59” sign and $5600 for a 36”x89” sign.
8. Treasurer’s Report: Report not available. Township will be transitioning from PNC Bank to ChoiceOne Bank over the next two months. Switch will save the township in fees and also provide more money back in interest.
9. Department Reports
A. Permits for the month totaled $2077 and included a permit for a new residential construction.
B. Library: Many programs at the library. Fridays at 1pm “Stretch and More” offered. Great American Read Program. New refrigerator was purchased.
C. Fire Department: 261 paid man hours, 154 volunteer hours, 415 Total hours. Spent $7906 out of the 206 account and $0 out of the 207 account. New chassis for truck has been delayed due to shipping issues. Fire department will be getting a newer truck for less money.
10. Correspondence: 1 email in support of Fire Truck welcome for returning sports teams on special occasions.
11. Unfinished Business: None.
12. New Business
A. Resolution to adopt MABAS Agreement addendum. Chief Hawk explained the agreement allows for the Fire Department to offer and receive aid from other departments during times of prolonged emergency. No cost for Holton Fire to Participate.
1. 100318 Trustee Jager moved to accept the resolution to adopt the MABAS Agreement Addendum. Treasurer Halbower seconded. Roll Call Vote. Ayes: Supervisor Jager, Trustee Jager, Treasurer Halbower, Clerk Hippler. Nays: None. Absent: Trustee Schroeder.
B. Laptop for the Fire Department. Current laptop used for training is nonfunctioning. Laptop with DVD player and external hard drive will cost $752.87.
1. 100418 Motion made by Treasurer Halbower to purchase a new laptop with accessories for the fire department. Trustee Jager seconded. Motion Carried.
C. Pole Mounted Holiday Decorations. Township would like to purchase 7 pole mounted LED Snowflake decorations with hardware. Total cost $2165.
1. 100518 Trustee Jager made the motion to approve the purchase of holiday decorations up to $2165. Clerk Hippler seconded. Motion Carried.
D. Clerk Hippler would like to hand out candy at the Township for Halloween. Board Consented.
E. Accept Resignation of Marc Hawk as Public Works Director for Holton Township. Mr. Hawk believed it was time for a change. Board thanked Mr. Hawk for his many years of service to the township.
1. 100618 Trustee Jager made the motion to accept Marc Hawk’s resignation as Public Works Director immediately with regrets. Clerk Hippler seconded. Motion carried.
F. Discussion of new hire for Public Works Director. Township will take applications for two weeks. Supervisor Jager, Clerk Hippler, and Julie Vanderboegh will sit in for interviews of applicants.
13. Future Business: None.
14. Adjournment.
A. 100718 Trustee Jager made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:48. Treasurer Halbower seconded. Motion carried. Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Hippler, Clerk.

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