January 13th, 2020

Call to Order

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

The minutes of the Regular December 9, 2019 Board meeting and the December 16, 2019 special meeting were accepted.

Financial Report

The financial report was given by Treasurer Williams. As of the end of December, the General Fund was at $375,365.03; Water Fund $157,882.33; the Fire Department $48,406.09; Trust and Agency $4,479.82; Fire Department Bond Retirement fund $21,431.66; and the Fire Station Construction Account $184,023.71.

Departments

Water Department: Working on valves in the Country Club. All the pumps and scales are almost complete. Working with Performance Engineers on switching paperwork over with the State. Working on the repair Country Club well house repairs from damage from van. Looking at pouring four inches of concrete to raise the floor to avoid water coming into the pump house located at the old fire station when it thaws/rains; waiting on a quote. There are around 20 water meters left to be installed.

Zoning: Zoning Administrator Ferguson’s report was reviewed and discussed.

Old Business

Discussed the disposal of the old election computer which doesn’t support Windows 10. Will be wiped clean and disposed of.

New Business

Discussed reappointing Robert Rajewski to the Charlevoix Township Hospital Finance Authority for a five year term from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2025. Christianson made the Motion, with Williams supporting, to reappoint Robert Rajewski to the Charlevoix Township Hospital Finance Authority. Motion carried unanimously, with Rajewski abstaining. (M-01-20)

Mark Heydlauff, City of Charlevoix Manager, was present to discuss a non-motorized trail from the wheelway to downtown. Suggested that City and Township each match $5,000 with a $5,000 grant for a total of $15,000 towards the project, they would tailor it so that the County money is used towards properties owned by Township and City. The location and need for trails was discussed. Rajewski made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to approve the $5,000 match with the City and also pledge $5,000 for the total of the $15,000 for the engineering and easement issues for the non-motorized trail. Motion carried unanimously.

Mark Heydlauff, City of Charlevoix Manager, was present to discuss a non-motorized trail from the wheelway to downtown. Suggested that City and Township each match $5,000 with a $5,000 grant for a total of $15,000 towards the project, they would tailor it so that the County money is used towards properties owned by Township and City. The location and need for trails was discussed. Rajewski made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to approve the $5,000 match with the City and also pledge $5,000 for the total of the $15,000 for the engineering and easement issues for the non-motorized trail. Motion carried unanimously. (M-02-20)

Irrigation for the ballfield, playground and concession stand area was discussed. Three bids were requested and received only one. Christianson made the Motion, with Williams supporting, to approve the bid received from Boyne Irrigation for $18,237. Motion carried unanimously. (M-03-20)

Supervisor Update: None

Correspondence: None

Rajewski made the Motion, with Williams supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay bills presented. Motion carried unanimously. (M-04-20)

Fire Department: Chief Thorp discussed the need for adopting of a fire code. He has be checking fire suppression systems and found some not inspected/updated for several years. He would need to meet with Harry Golski to work on getting input/correct language. Williams made the Motion, with Witherspoon supporting, to approve Chief Thorp to meet with attorney Harry Golski to work on language for the fire code. Motion carried unanimously. (M-05-20)

Public Comments: None

The meeting adjourned at 7:50p.m. Respectfully submitted

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EXECUTIVE ORDER: Governor announced an executive order called Stay Home Stay Safe closing all non essential businesses. That includes Charlevoix Township Hall. Our water department and fire station personnel will continue to work.