August 13th, 2018

Call to Order

The Charlevoix Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Center with Board Members Rajewsk (arrived at 7:10), Christiansen, Williams and Witherspoon present. 

The minutes of the regular July 9, 2018 Board meeting and the August 2, 2018 Special Meeting were accepted as presented.

New Business

Aaron Nordman of PEI gave an overview of the water department.  Discussed issues with various wells and what they found once they were able to view them with the camera. Two pumps were replaced/repaired.  The received quote for meters from Badger of $261,000 (original quote was $277,000), which includes installation, training and cross connection inspection.  They hope to complete installation within one billing cycle.  Witherspoon made the motion, supported by Christianson to approve the purchase of the Badger Meters. Motion carried unanimously (M-49-18)  The light on the tower needs to raised.  The airport has contacted us has the antenna on the north side tower which is obstructing the light.   Rajewski made the motion, supported by Witherspoon to approve the raising of the lights on the north side tower for $1,700. Motion carried unanimously (M-50-18). It was also discussed the need for electrical upgrades on the south side wells Christianson made the motion, supported by Witherspoon to approve of the upgrade by Windemueller for $14,887.  Motion carried unanimously (M-51-18) 

Fire Department had no updates.  Pay for the fire chief and assistant fire chief was discussed.  Williams made the motion, supported by Rajewski (with Christianson abstaining)  to increase Chief Thorp’s pay to $1,000 per month and  Assistant Chief Christianson’s pay increased to $500 per month. Motion carried unanimously. (M-52-18) 

Mrs. Titus and Mrs. Martin have had an issue with people hitting golf balls into their yards from the baseball field and asked if this could be watched and signs placed for people to not do that.

St. Mary Cement Mining Plan was reviewed by a professor at Michigan Tech.  The report on the Plan was discussed.  Rajewski made the motion, supported by Christianson, to approve the St. Mary Cement Annual Mining Report.  Motion carried unanimously (M-53-18) 

Mrs. Peters sent a letter regarding issues with moss on the tennis courts making it slippery.  Dan Riley is working on correcting the issue.  It was suggested that they speak to someone who works on the care and upkeep of tennis courts.

The bids for a hydraulic trailer were discussed.  Christianson made the motion, supported by Williams, to approve the purchase of a sure track trailer from RV USA for $7,410. Motion carried unanimously. (M-54-18) 

Quote to repair the brick walls coming into the front entrance that are in need of repair. From Stevens concrete was discussed  Rajewski made the motion, supported by Christianson, to approve the repair of the brick walls by Stevens Concrete for $1,654 . Motion carried unanimously.  (M-55-18) 

Rajewski made the motion, with Williams supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay bills presented Motion carried unanimously.   (M-56-18)

Public Comments:  Mr. Haggard suggested that public comments should be asked prior to making a motion.

The meeting adjourned at 8:11pm

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