August 10th, 2020

Call to Order

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

The minutes of the Regular meeting held July 13, 2020 were accepted.

Financial Report

The financial report was given by Supervisor Center. As of the end of July, the General Fund was $674,519.86, Water was at $91,234.00, the Fire Department was at $52,622.00, Trust and Agency was at $820.00, and the Bond Redemption account was at $152,397.45.

Departments

Water Department: Dan Riley gave a brief update of current projects.

Fire Department: Nothing at this time

Update from Zoning Administrator: The report submitted by Zoning Administrator John Ferguson was reviewed and discussed.

Public Comment: Robert Banner discussed his run for District Court Judge.

New Business

Insurance renewal: Greg Burroughs spoke regarding insurance renewal. He discussed the few changes for the year. Christianson made the Motion, with Rajewski supporting to renew the insurance bid from Peterson McGregor. All were in favor and the Motion passed unanimously. (M-37-20)

Charlevoix Township Hospital Finance Authority: It was proposed that Tabitha Rudolf replace Bob Rajewski and the Township Representative for the Charlevoix Hospital Finance Authority. Christianson made the Motion to appoint Tabitha Rudolf, with Witherspoon supporting. Motion carried unanimously. (M-38-20)

Lafontaine Ford: Requesting to pave lake to lake trail in front of his property. Christianson made the motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to approve Lafontaine making the proposed improvements. The Motion carried unanimously. (M-39-20)

The Township repeater antenna was installed at Dan Riley’s home. The antenna was hit by lightning and damaged his personal property with the total cost of $1,303.74. Rajewski made the Motion, with Christianson supporting to pay Dan for the damages. Motion carried unanimously (M-40-20)

EMS invoice: EMS coverage went from $43,000 went to $83,000 annually. The invoice was discussed and the possibility of forming an authority to operate EMS in the future. Christianson made the Motion, with Rajewski supporting, to pay the EMS bill to the City of Charlevoix in the amount of $83,106.53. Motion carried unanimously (M-41-20)

Donation to the Venetian Festival: Discussed letter received from the Venetian Festival regarding expenses incurred. Rajewski made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting to donate $500 to the Venetian Festival. Motion carried unanimously (M-42-20)

Skate Park: Received a letter from the Charlevoix Skate Park asking for donations for the Charlevoix Skate Park. Christianson made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to donate $750. Motion carried unanimously M-43-20)

Rajewski made the Motion with Christianson supporting to allow the clerk to the pay the bills and presented. Motion carried unanimously (M-44-20)

Public Comments: Dan Thorp asked about fire department raise. This matter was briefly discussed and will be added to the agenda for next meeting.

Announcements: There is a company that has an option on property located on 31 North and looking to use if for a marijuana retail outlet. This will be added to the agenda next month.

The meeting adjourned at 7:43p.m. Respectfully submitted

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