October 10th, 2022

Call to Order

Members present: Supervisor Chuck Center, Dan Ulrich, Kate Stewart, Sandy Witherspoon and Theda Williams.

Agenda: Approved as presented. Stewart made the Motion, with Ulrich supporting, to approve the agenda. (M59-22)

Minutes: The minutes of the September 12, 2022 meeting were approved. Stewart made the Motion, with Ulrich supporting, to approve the minutes as presented. (M60-22)

Financial Report

Treasurer Williams was present to discuss the accounts. As of the end of September, the General Fund was $513,830.97. The Water Department was at $136,540.23, the Fire Department was at $306,333.55 Trust and Agency was $1,636.76 and the Fire Department Millage is currently $171,622.69. There will be a payment of $132,630 made in December. Discussed moving accounts to 4Front Federal Credit Union, starting with the general fund to ease the transition. The current Budget was reviewed and discussed.

Departments

Fire Department: Dan Thorp was present with a fire department update. Discussed the lease of the fire truck. Have not received truck back from accident. Started fire inspections of some commercial buildings.

New Business

Fire Contracts: The status of the Fire Department Contracts were discussed. EMS: Building is still in progress. Meeting scheduled for next week.

Water Department: Dan Riley was present to give an overview of the water department. Starting to prepare for the winter; Peerless Midwest working on well controls; Discussed on a time for Dixon to speak with the Board with an overview of the process of well painting; Started hydrant flushing; Discussed winter projects; Would like to create an ordinance book; Tapping fee increase was discussed.

Recreation Department: Dan Riley was present to discuss the recreation department. The sidewalk is completed and looks great. The irrigation will be winterized. Gutters will be installed tomorrow. Discussed overseeding of the sports field. The price came back very high. They will speak with North Bay Hydro Seed to get more information

Zoning: The Zoning Administrator’s report was reviewed.

Public Comment: JB Hoyt was present to discuss House Bill 4722 regarding short term rentals.

Old Business: Charlevoix Skate Park donation was discussed. Witherspoon made the Motion, with Stewart supporting, to give $800.00 to the Charlevoix Skate Park. All in favor. Motion carries unanimously. (M61-22)

New Business: Ryan Deery was present to give an update on the Charlevoix Public Library.

Supervisor Update: None at this time

Correspondence: None

Williams made the Motion, with Ulrich supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay the bills. Motion carried unanimously. (M62-22)

Public Comment: None

Announcements: None

Meeting adjourned at 7:43pm

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