REGULAR MEETING

AGENDA AND MINUTES

Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m.

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.      Approval of Agenda  

2.   Consent Agenda

a.)    Approval of August 11, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    Approval of August 4, 2011 Special Meeting Minutes

c.)    Township Investments

d.)    Peavy Road Flow Meter Readings

e.)    August MHOG Agenda/Minutes

f.)     August HAFA Agenda/Minutes

3.      Prusak Mediation

4.      Township Road Update

5.      Insurance (Bring Back Proposal)

6.      Mortgage Payoff

7.      Budget Update

8.      Foreclosed Property Auction

9.      Township Volunteer Mowing

Correspondence/ Updates:

·        Pending Litigation    

Call to the Public

 Adjournment

MINUTES  

                                                                                                           

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Bob Hanvey, Scott Lloyd, Les Andersen, Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, and Travis Hodge

 MEMBERS ABSENT:     None

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

 CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

 APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 CONSENT AGENDA

 Tammy Beal motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 PRUSAK MEDIATION

Copies of letters from the township attorney and Ms. Prusak’s attorney are included in the packet.  No action required at this time.

 TOWNSHIP ROAD UPDATE

 Bob Hanvey talked with Jodie Tedesco from the Livingston County Road Commission who said the intent of the contract is to pay for the contractor’s portion, not LCRC salaries.  No action required.

INSURANCE

 Les Andersen motioned to accept alternative plan #1 presented by Burnham & Flower (page 6).  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen, Hodge—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.  Bob Hanvey will bring a resolution to change the budget to the next meeting (AI #1.)

Tammy Beal motioned to have the township contribute $250 per participating employee (11 total) to each employee’s flexible savings account to cover the cost of prescription or medical reimbursement.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff, Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

 MORTGAGE PAYOFF

 Travis Hodge motioned to authorize payoff of the mortgage on the township addition in the amount of $65,926.41 from the general fund.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Andersen, Hodge, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

BUDGET UPDATE

 Bob Hanvey presented a resolution to add $330,000 to the 2011-12 General Fund budget line item 6446-446-806, Road Maintenance, resulting in a budget total for that line item of $330,000.  The proposed use of the funds is the improvement of County Farm Road from Sexton Road to Coon Lake Road.  The work will be completed by the Livingston County Road Commission prior to October 1, 2011.  Scott Lloyd motioned to adopt the resolution as presented.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hanvey, Lowe, Wyckoff, Beal, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

 Mr. Hanvey also said the board may want to consider contributing some funds to a joint venture with Genoa Township for improvements to Fisk Road.

 FORECLOSED PROPERTY AUCTION

 Bob Hanvey updated the board members on the auction held on Wednesday.

 TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER MOWING

Tammy Beal said the insurance policy covers volunteers who help mow the lawns.  Howard Manson and his grandsons have been volunteering.  She would also like to add the gazebo area to the request for bids for next year’s mowing.

AFLAC

Tammy Beal gave an update for the trustees.  AFLAC offers different options and it’s available to employees who wish to sign up at their own expense.  The clerk’s office needs the forms signed, even for those declining, and returned to the clerk’s office.

 CRYSTALWOOD WATER LINE

 Dan Lowe said the loop into Foxfire was part of Crystalwood’s site plan and needs to be completed.  Bob Hanvey will talk with Greg Tatara of MHOG to get some numbers on cost.  Mr. Lowe said it needs to be operational by next spring or summer to help alleviate issues with water pressure.  Mr. Hanvey said the township probably won’t have any options for recovering the cost.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

 Twenty one petitions were filed with the MTT against the Coon Lake SAD, although most did not file appeals at the public hearing as required.

 Bob Hanvey gave an update on Highland.

 The issue with an individual tripping at Woodberry that resulted in injury was referred to MHOG and the  insurance carrier, MMRMA, has denied the claim.

 Tammy Beal said appointments for the Zoning Board of Appeals are coming up.

 Paula Wyckoff updated the board members on HAPRA and they will end the year in the black for the first time.

 Bruce Love contacted the supervisor regarding funds for County Farm Road versus Cedar Lake Road.

 CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

 ADJOURNMENT

Scott Lloyd motioned to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.