November 9th, 2020

Call To Order

The Charlevoix Township Board Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Center with Board Members Christianson, Rajewski and Williams. Witherspoon was absent.

The minutes of the Regular meeting held October 12, 2020 were accepted as corrected.

Financial Report

The financial report was given by Treasurer Williams. As of the end of October, the General fund was $402,790.58, the Water Department, $62,397.83, Fire Department $95,503.84, Trust and Agency $2,471.91 and Fire Department Bond Retirement Account: $152,435.76. The proposed amended budget was reviewed and discussed. Williams made the Motion, with Rajewski supporting, to approve the 2020/2021 Fiscal Budget as amended. Motion carried unanimously. (M-55-20)


Water Department:

Dan Riley gave a brief update of the Main break on the south side, pump installed at the country club and leaf pick up.

Fire Department:

Nothing to report.

Zoning Administrator.

Zoning Administrator report was reviewed and discussed

Public Comments: None

New Business

Emily Selph of the Charlevoix County Equalization Department explained a new state regulation (PA660 of 2016) regarding the Assessor’s role. It is required to have a designated assessor for each county of the State and must be in place by December 31. She has offered to take on the responsibility for the County. There would only be a cost to the Township if services were utilized. Rajewski made the Motion, with Christianson supporting to approve Resolution 20-12. Motion carried unanimously (M-56-20)

Old Business

Marijuana Ordinance. Dan Ulrich spoke on where the Planning Commission on the progress of the Recreational Marijuana Ordinance. Attorney Golski is preparing a draft ordinance incorporating their recommendations. The matter has been tabled.

Update from Supervisor: There is some action at the old Kmart building. Dollar Tree is coming back to space where they were formally located along with the old Radio Shack.

Rajewski made the Motion, with Christianson supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried unanimously. (M-57-20)

Public Comments: None

Theda Williams spoke regarding the Board Members. Outgoing board members, Dave Christianson (with over 15 years on the Planning Commission, Township Board for 8 years and Fire Department for 40+ years), Nancy Rajewski (with about 40 on the Township Board, 35 years on the Planning Commission), and Chuck Center (with over 40 years on the ZBA, Planning Commission, 12 years on the Township Board, 8 of them as Supervisor) were thanked for their many years of service to Charlevoix Township. Hopefully in the spring/summer an open house will be held to honor all three of them.

Mentioned the Free Flu Clinic held at the Fire department

The meeting adjourned at 7:25pm

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