GENERAL BOARD MEETING
UNAPPROVED MINUTES, FEBRUARY 17,2015
7:00 p.m. Meeting called to order by: Terry Acton, Supervisor
Pledge of Allegiance respected by all
Roll Call of Officers Present: Terry Acton, Maye Rood, John Scherrer, Nancy Austin
Absent: Lee Dancer
Jim Gelios: County Commissioner. They are getting new bids for improvements on
County Bldg., meetings will be 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays now, Bldg Inspector is in charge
of all work now, new Security at the Court plus metal detector is back in use.
Sheriff’s Office: Pat Bolander gave report on township progress, traffic stops, RV
complaints starting to go down, keeping track of snowmobiles.
Kathy Metner of Mid Michigan Development Corporation, Rod Loomis, head of Chemical
Bank and with MMDC gave presentation of what is offered for the community. Kathy
Metner explained projects that MMDC is involved in, fund raising, large grants and support
to businesses in the area and to municipalities and to help bringing jobs to the community.
A contract and resolution with Hayes Township is on the agenda later in the meeting.
Consent Agenda: Unapproved General Board Minutes of Jan. 20, 2015, Spec. Board Meeting of
February 2 nd , 2015, Bills to be Paid , Bills Paid Prior ,Treasurer’s Report, Sheriff’s Report
Motion by Terry Acton to approve, 2 nd by John Scherrer, all ayes, M/C
Department Reports: Rod Williams/ Ordinance & Zoning . Williams gave report of MTA
Conference for 2 days, training in Lansing coming up. March 4 th Planning Commission meeting.
a. True Green Contract is on hold, may be on will call status for Soccer Field treatment.
b. USDA already pre- approved, no resolution is necessary for reimbursement from USDA.
To be discussed at next meeting.
c. Motion to amend the date of swearing in Officers of the Planning Commission, Zoning
Board and Board of Review to extend to Feb 20 th . 2015 as previous date was impossible
for some to meet.
Motion by Acton to extend the swearing in process to Friday, Feb. 20 th , 2 nd by Scherrer,
all in favor, aye, M/C.
a. Sheriffs Contract: This is on going contract, automatic renewal, no vote needed.
b. More Officers for the Holidays worked out well, no estimate of cost yet, will be on
c. Resolution #1420: Contract with Economic Development Services. Motion by
Rood to accept Resolution #1420, supported by Scherrer
Roll call: Rood, yes, Scherrer, yes, Austin, yes, Acton, yes
d. Resolution #1418 for Consumers to replace center suspension light for safety purposes
at no cost to the township. Motion by Acton to accept, 2 nd by Scherrer.
Roll call: Rood, yes, Scherrer,yes, Austin, yes,Acton, yes
e. Water Samples to be taken care of by John Scherrer for the Township
f. Resolution #1419 for the Rubbish Fund to send to the State with explanation and
corrections to resolve this. Motion by Rood to accept, 2 nd by Acton.
Roll call: Scherrer, yes, Austin, yes, Acton, yes, Rood, yes.
Board Requests: None Although Maye Rood said she graduated from the Township Governance Academy and thanked everyone for their support.
Comments on the changes to FOIA and MTA classes regarding this matter.
Public Comments: Questions regarding the Clerks progress and future actions.
7:55 Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Scherrer, 2nd by Acton, all ayes, M/C.
Nancy Austin/Hayes Township Clerk