June 25th, 2018

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

Treasurer Williams distributed the Budgets for the for the General Fund, the Water Fund, and the Fire Department.

The general fund budget was discussed the anticipated budget needs for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year.  It was suggested for increase salary of the Board with a 2 percent cost of living increase; Dan Riley will already receive a salary increase in August and February, as previously agreed upon.  Justin will receive a $1.00 an hour raise.

Public Comment: John Haggard asked the amount of CDs – there are two:  one for $250,000 and one for $140,000 and it was confirmed that there were included on cash on hand in the budget.

A motion to approved the proposed general fund budget as presented was made by David Christianson. And supported by Nancy Rajewski.    A roll call vote of the Board took place with unanimous support. M-33-18

Resolution 18-003 was read allowed by Sandra Witherspoon:

WHEREAS, Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix County, State of Michigan, has met all of the requirements of Section 16 of the Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act, allowing the levy of the maximum allowable millage greater that the Base Tax Rate to support the July 1, 2018 –June 30, 2019 fiscal year budget as stated at a public hearing on the proposed budget held on June 25, 2018, at 7:00pm, at the Charlevoix Township Hall, and

WHEREAS, Charlevoix Township has complete authority to establish the number of mills to be levied from within its authorized requirement that an increase resolution be adopted by the Charlevoix Township Board.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Charlevoix Township, Charlevoix County of the State of Michigan, shall levy 3 mills to support the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget.

Christianson made the motion, with Witherspoon supporting, that Resolution 18-003 be adopted.  Roll Call Vote:  All in favor.   (M-34-18)

Public Comment:  John Haggard stated that if this is to override the Headley Amendment he believes it should be published to state that fact.

Williams made the motion, with Christianson supporting that Resolution 18-004 be adopted, which indicates the salary for Nancy Rajewski, Trustee with added duties, to be $6,824.00.  Motion carried unanimously with Rajewski abstaining.  (M-35-18)

Williams made the motion, with Rajewski supporting that Resolution 18-005 be adopted, which indicates the salary for Supervisor Chuck Center to be $26,69.00.  Motion carried unanimously with Center abstaining.  (M-36-18)

Williams made the motion, with Rajewski supporting that Resolution 18-006 be adopted, which indicates the salary for Clerk Sandra Witherspoon, to be $26,104.00.  Motion carried unanimously with Witherspoon abstaining.  (M-37-18)

Witherspoon made the motion, with Rajewski supporting that Resolution 18-007 be adopted, which indicates the salary for Theda Williams, Treasurer to be $20,135.00.  Motion carried unanimously with Williams abstaining.  (M-38-18)

Williams made the motion, with Christianson supporting that Resolution 18-008 be adopted, which indicates the salary for office of Trustee, David Christianson, to be $2,422.00.  Motion carried unanimously with Christianson abstaining.  (M-39-18)

Treasurer Williams gave an overview of the water budget and a discussion was had regarding the anticipated budget needs for the water department in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year.

A motion to approved the proposed water fund budget as presented was made by David Christianson. And supported by Sandy Witherspoon.   Motion carried with unanimous support. M-40-18

Treasurer Williams gave an overview of the Fire Department budget and a discussion was had regarding the anticipated budget needs for the Fire Department in the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year.

Public Comment:  requested information for breakdown of income for City and Townships.  He questioned what the Township contributes to Fire Department fund.

A motion to approved the proposed Fire Department budget as presented was made by Nancy Rajewski and supported by Sandy Witherspoon.   Motion carried with unanimous support, with Christianson abstaining. M-41-18

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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