January 11th, 2021

Call To Order

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

Others present: Dave Christianson, Dan Thorp and Dan Riley

The minutes of the Regular meeting held December 14, 2020 were accepted. Witherspoon made the Motion to approve the minutes with Ulrich supporting. Minutes were approved.

 

Financial Report

The financial report was given by Treasurer Williams. As of the end of December, the General fund was $382,587.51, the Water Department, $44,409.47, Fire Department $ 85,936.71, Trust and Agency $3,566.91 and Fire Department Bond Retirement Account: $152,435.76. Taxes are coming in, a quarterly payment was made to the Fire Department and a donation of $2,000 was received from KLM for the Fire Department.

Departments

Water Department:

Completed pfas testing, which cost around $4,000 for the entire system. Results were sent to the State. Todd has been working on GIS mapping. He has been finding maps to help map the system and getting installed on the tablets. Working with Performance Engineer regarding the PaBaShan well site. There is a reduced pump rate. He is looking into the matter further to get the well running at its full capacity. Justin and Casey and are currently working on their water classes. Salter working great so far. Two trucks have failed inspection. One needed rear brakes and is scheduled for repair and the van needs some expensive repairs. Dan is getting some estimates. The annual pumping report has been completed. The pumpage for the north side is about 10 million lower than last year. The south side pumped about 2 million gallons more. Discussed putting a meter on a site for bulk water sales and how to regulate this better.

Fire Department:

Discussed the need to buy a two new sets of turn out gear $3,100 per set. Williams made the Motion, with Stewart supporting, to purchase two sets of turn out gear for the fire department. Motion passed unanimously. (M-01-21)

Zoning Administrator.

Zoning Administrator report was reviewed and discussed.

Public Comments: None

 

Old Business

None

 

New Business

Fire Department Pay

Fire Chief Dan Thorp requested that the fire department be paid monthly rather than quarterly. The matter was discussed. Williams made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to pay the Fireman monthly instead of quarterly. (M-02-21)

Security Cameras at Township

Reviewed and discussed the addition of adding cameras in the Township building. Williams made the Motion, with Stewart supporting, to purchase cameras from EPS. (M-03- 21)

EMS Authority

Reviewed and discussed a letter from the City of Charlevoix regarding EMS Services. The City is refunding money to the Township. The EMS authority issue was also discussed.

 

Update from Supervisor

  • Salt spreader seems to be working well
  • Zoom meetings seem to be going well.
  • The proposed Short Term Rentals Ordinance was discussed. The matter will be moved to an agenda in the future.

 

Williams made the Motion, with Ulrich supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried unanimously. (M-04-21)

The Proposed Marijuana ordinance was discussed. The ordinance is currently being worked on by the Planning Commission.

Public Comments: none

The meeting adjourned at 8:36pm

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