August 21, 2017 1. The Regular Meeting of the Burtchville Township Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Appel. Pledge of Allegiance was followed by roll call.
Members Present:Cindy Minnie, Trustee
2. Consent Agenda: The consent agenda includes the pre and post approval for payment of bills totaling $536,689.90.
Motion by Briolat supported by Minnie to approve consent agenda minus Briolat Construction invoice of $1,850.00. Roll call vote: Ayes: Briolat, Minnie, Janks, Bailey, and Appel. Nays: 0. Motion carries.
Motion by Bailey supported by Minnie to approve invoice for Briolat Construction of $1,850.00. Roll call vote: Ayes Bailey, Minnie, Janks, and Appel. Abstain: Briolat.
3. Citizens wishing to address the board: None
4. Approval of Agenda: Motion by Briolat supported by Bailey to accept the agenda as written. Motion passes unanimously on voice vote.
5. Department Reports: Chief Harrington requested that we forgive the fire call bill for Eden court as it was getting out of hand. Motion by Appel supported by Janks to forgive the fire call invoice for Eden Court. Motion passes unanimously on roll call vote. Harrington to write letter to Worth Township and notify them verbally that a letter is forth coming.
a. Fire Department: Chief Harrington reported on receiving notice of grant approval for $300,000.00 to purchase a new water tender truck.
Motion by Appel supported by Minnie to accept $300,000.00 Grant from AFG for the Burtchville Township Fire Department. FEMA will pay 95% of Water Tender Truck, up to $288,715.56 of the grant and the Fire Department will be responsible for 5% or up to $14,285.00 per Chief Harrington. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Appel, Minnie, Janks, Briolat, and Bailey. Nays 0. Motion Carries. Harrington stated Paul Mitchell will present the check on August 25th @ 3:00 p.m. at the fire station.
Motion by Appel supported by Bailey to approve the mailing of “Bid Specification List” by Chief Harrington to prospective tanker truck dealers. Motion passes unanimously on
Motion by Appel supported by Minnie to approve the selling of the current two old tanker type trucks after the new Water Tender Truck is received and placed into service. Motion passes unanimously on roll call vote.
b. Building Department: none
c.Water Department: none
d. Library: Jane representing the library stated all was well and the Annual Library meeting will be held at the Old Town Hall @ 6:30 p.m. August 22, 2017.
6. Unfinished Business:
a. Burtchville Township Resolution # 2017-08-21.
Resolution to repave State road from Metcalf to Burtch roads, with matching funds from St. Clair County Road Commission assistance program for the year 2018
Motion by Briolat supported by Appel to approve Resolution # 2017-08-21. Motion passes unanimously on roll call vote.
b. Short Term Rental Ordinance:
Appel stated that Attorney Touma would be attending the next Planning Commission meeting, at the request of Supervisor Appel, to assist in questions and concerns on the proposed Short Term Rental Agreement Ordinance.
c. Cemetery Rates: Motion by Bailey supported by Minnie to raise price of cemetery plots from $250.00/resident to $350.00/resident and from $450.00/non-resident to $600.00/non-resident. Motion passes unanimously on roll call vote. Bailey to notify local funeral homes of the price increases September 1, 2017.
d. YouthBasketball poles and location: Janks and Briolat stated they were not in favor of the new pad and having the poles and backboards mounted at the same location. They felt the old cement pad was good enough for the basketball poles and backboards. Much discussion was given on the topic with a motion resulting. Motion by Bailey supported by Minnie to place the pad and poles with backboards as staked out in the park running parallel to Lakeshore road and slightly across from the Tally Ho.
7. New Business:
a. Motion by Briolat supported by Appel to transfer remaining Drain balance matching funds to Roads matching funds after work order # 811072 is completed and paid. Motion passes unanimously on roll call vote.
b. Discuss Applications for DPW Supervisor: Applications were reviewed and two applicants were selected for an interview. A Special Executive Meeting will be held Wednesday August 30, 2017 starting at 5:30 p.m.
c. Building penalties and fines: Motion by Appel supported by Minnie to reaffirm that any and all building penalties belong to the township and NOT divided among the inspectors. Motion passes unanimously on voice vote.
d. King & King Audit: Motion by Minnie supported by Janks to accept the audit from King & King dated March 31, 2017. Motion passes unanimously on roll call vote.
8. Supervisors Report: none
9. Clerks Report: none
10. Treasurers Report: none
11. Trustee’s Report: a. Minnie spoke on the need for section lettering in the cemetery. Minnie stated it is confusing trying to locate a plot/grave for people. Minnie was going to get a price for the signs and posts.
b. Janks stated that there was gravel on the bike path along Norman road that needs to be swept off the path. Bailey stated it would be a good job for Brandon.
12. Extended Public Comment: none
13. Adjourn: Motion by Bailey supported by Appel to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Motion passes unanimously on voice vote.