2019 Year End Budget Meeting

Call to Order

The Charlevoix Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Center with Board Members Rajewski, Williams and Witherspoon present. Christiansen absent.

Financial Report

Treasurer Williams distributed the Budgets for the General Fund, the Water Fund, and the Fire Department.

Treasurer Williams gave an overview of the water budget and a discussion was had regarding the anticipated budget needs for the water department in the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. Expenditures stay basically the same as the previous budget. The accountant suggested that money be transferred from the water fund to the general fund to cover salaries related to the water systems instead of having a separate payroll. May need discuss a budget adjustment at a future meeting.

Treasurer Williams gave an overview of the Fire Department budget and a discussion was had regarding the anticipated budget needs for the Fire Department in the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.

Public Comment: John Haggard asked for clarification of the terms of the fire department contracts

The general fund budget was reviewed and the anticipated budget needs for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year were discussed. It was suggested for increase salary of the Board with a 2.8 percent cost of living increase. The Treasurer’s salary is partially based upon parcel numbers of the school tax collection and parcel numbers continue to go down. Requesting the amount received per parcel from $3.00 to $3.50 per parcel. There are approximately 1,800 parcels, which would amount to an approximate $902 increase. Rajewski made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to increase the amount the Treasurer’s salary by 50 cents a parcel. Motion carried unanimously. (M 28-19) Center made the Motion with Rajewski supporting, to increase salaries by 2.8 percent for elected officers and employees of the Township. A roll call vote was taken, with unanimous support. (M 29-19)

A motion to approve the proposed general fund budget as presented was made by Witherspoon, supported by Rajewski. A roll call vote of the Board took place with unanimous support. (M-30-19)

Resolution 19-004 was read by Sandra Witherspoon:

WHEREAS, Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix County, State of Michigan, has met all of the requirements of Section 16 of the Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act, allowing the levy of the maximum allowable millage greater that the Base Tax Rate to support the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 fiscal year budget as stated at a public hearing on the proposed budget held on June 27, 2019, at 10:00am, at the Charlevoix Township Hall, and

WHEREAS, Charlevoix Township has complete authority to establish the number of mills to be levied from within its authorized requirement that an increase resolution be adopted by the Charlevoix Township Board.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix County of the State of Michigan, shall levy 3 mills to support the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget.

Rajewski made the motion, with Williams supporting, that Resolution 19-004 be adopted. Roll Call Vote: All in favor. (M-31-19)

A motion to approve the proposed Water Fund Budget and Fire Department Budget as presented was made by Williams and supported by Witherspoon. A Roll Call Vote was taken and the Motion carried with unanimous support. (M-32-19)

Public Comment: A comment was made thanking the Board for making the decision to use Wojan Windows for the Fire Hall.

The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m. Respectfully submitted

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