August 9th, 2021

Call To Order

The Charlevoix Township Board Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Center with Board Members Stewart, Witherspoon, Ulrich and Williams.

The Minutes of the August 9, 2021 were accepted.

Financial Report

The Financial report was given by Treasurer Williams.

Departments

Water Department:

Dan Riley gave an update. He said that the lead and copper report came back and the results were good. Discussed prices for new fire hydrant. Flow testing should occur the first week of October. Discussed a north side hydrant flush. Talked to the state about the Pine Point well. Valve turning has been completed. The irrigation that was approved at the last meeting is almost completed.

Fire Department:

An estimate for the tanker truck was reviewed and discussed. Last year some pump work was completed. Need to replace tanker as it will take a year or two to replace. They will get some estimates. Contracts and their status were discussed.

Parks and Recreation:

Justin Perkins was present to discuss the various recreation areas. Baseball field was used 5-6 days a week. Soccer fields and Tennis Courts are being used frequently. An estimate for equipment to fertilize the fields instead of contracting it out was discussed. Williams made the Motion, with Stewart supporting, to purchase the Skag Fertilizer in the amount of $12,827.00. Motioned passed unanimously. (M57-21)

EMS Service:

An invoice for EMS services from the City of Charlevoix for EMS services was reviewed and discussed. Stewart made the Motion, with Ulrich supporting to pay the City of Charlevoix for the $37,345.40 invoice. All in favor. Motion passed unanimously. (M58-21)

EMS:

Kate Stewart gave an update on the EMS Authority. The have hired one paramedic and working
on another. Discussed the property on US 31 for use by the EMS.

Zoning Administrator:

Zoning Administrator’s Report was reviewed and discussed.

Public Comment: John Haggard was present to discuss the tower lease regarding ATT and Verizon. Suggested that we may want to increase their lease. The matter was discussed. JB Hoyt was present and mentioned that the Township should to discuss long term capital budget for major expenses for better planning for the future.

Old Business

The millage forms to be submitted to the County were discussed.

Skate Park Request:

Discussed Laura Stebe’s annual report and request for funds. Witherspoon made the Motion, with Williams supporting, to donate $800 to the Charlevoix Community Skate Park. All in favor. Motion passed unanimously. (M59-21)

Annual Fire Department Report was discussed.

Bill Payments

Williams made the Motion, with Stewart supporting, to approve paying the bills as presented. All in favor. Motion passed unanimously. (M60-21)

Announcement:

No planning meeting this month/week as there is nothing on the agenda

The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm

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The April 21st meeting of the Planning Commission has been canceled.