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March 9 – Board Meeting Minutes

BLUE LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2020
1491 Owasippe Rd., Twin Lake, MI 49457

Meeting opened at 6:30 PM.

Present: Jeff Abram, Melonie Arbogast, Todd Conzemius, Lyle Monette
Absent: Debbie Therrian (excused)

Motion by Lyle, support by Jeff to approve the minutes of the February 10, 2020 regular board meeting. Motion carried on voice vote.

Perfection of agenda: None

Motion by Jeff, support by Lyle to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on voice vote.

Reports and correspondence noted.

Agenda Items

Supervisor

  • Road brining – Motion by Jeff, support by Todd to approve Doc. #20200309-01 inclusion in MCRC 2020 road brine program. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Property tax exemption application form – Motion by Lyle, support by Todd to approve Res. #20200309-01 Blue Lake Township, Muskegon County Application for Property Tax Exemption. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.

Clerk

Salary resolutions

  • Motion by Jeff, support by Lyle to approve Res. #20200309-02 Supervisory salary. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Jeff, support by Lyle to approve Res. #20200309-03 Treasurer salary. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Jeff, support by Lyle to approve Res. #20200309-04 Treasurer summer tax collection. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Jeff, support by Lyle to approve Res. #20200309-05 Clerk salary. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Jeff, support by Lyle to approve Res. #20200309-06 Trustee salary. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.

BS&A software upgrade – Motion by Jeff, support by Todd to approve Doc. #20200309-02 complete financial accounting suite software upgrade. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
Motion by Jeff, support by Todd to approve Doc. #20200309-03 building department software upgrade. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.

Fire Chief

  • Monthly report – Fire Chief Knop reviewed the monthly report with the board.
  • Promotion of Nick Phillipo – Nick Phillipo was sworn in as firefighter by Clerk Abram

Accounts Payable

  • Motion by Lyle, support by Todd to approve the February 2020 expenses in the amount of $15,463.42. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Lyle, support by Todd to approve the February 2020 net payroll in the amount of $11,873.42. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Lyle, support by Todd to approve the February 2020 federal EFTPS in the amount of $2,662.35. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Lyle, support by Todd, to approve the February 2020 state EFTPS in the amount of $597.83. Roll call vote: 4 yes. Motion carried.

Board Comments: Lyle – pleasure to add to our fire department.

Public Comments:

  • Marion Knash (2242 Raymond Rd.) – Proud of our board’s professionalism.
  • Kevin McCabe – comments given.

Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM.

Jeffery T. Abram
Clerk

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