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2-11-20 DRAFT Minutes


February 11, 2020 Approved___________

The Locke Township Board met February 11, 2020 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Fuller, Shepler, VanDooren.  Also, present:  Dave Roddy, Robert and Deanna Davis, Sheri Rambo, Dale McGoron.

Absent:  None.

Call to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Hart followed by pledge to flag. 

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: None.

Public Comment/Presentations:  Dave Roddy passed out information for Kristina Lyke (Candidate for Congress).

Leave Dave Roddy at 7:05 PM.

New Business:

Resolution 2020-02 Poverty Guidelines and Income/Asset Tests Resolution.  Motion Hart, second Turner to approve Resolution 2020-02 Poverty Guidelines and Income /Asset Tests Resolution.  Roll call vote; Aye-Fuller, VanDooren, Shepler, Hart, Turner.  Nay-None. 

PASSED {5-0}.  

Locke Township Rental Agreement update-number/limit of rental per person/organization?  Will discuss at April meeting.

Printer quotes to replace multi-office printer discussed. 

Cybersecurity- MS-ISAC Membership, IT Right recommends membership {when checking terms, conditions, membership list: message-Great News!  Your organization is a current CIS SecureSuite member.]

Action on paying expenses for Board members to attend MTA Annual Educational Conf. [April 27-30 registration $353; 3 nights hotel $228-$426; travel; meals].  Motion Turner, second Fuller to pay expenses for Board members to attend MTA Annual Educational Conf. April 27-30.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on paying trustee additional meeting wage @ $60, ICCMTA Feb 26th in Mason.  Motion Shepler, second VanDooren to pay trustee additional meeting wage @ $60 to attend the Feb 26th ICCMTA meeting in Mason.  PASSED {5-0}.

Lawn Maintenance in 2020

Chase Lawn Care bid-Rowley, Bell Oak & Shaftsburg Cemeteries [same as last year].

Dan’s Service-Locke Twp Hall [same as last year].

Motion Fuller, second Shepler to accept the 2020 Lawn Care Maintenance bid from Chase Lawn Care for Rowley, Bell Oak & Shaftsburg Cemeteries.  PASSED {5-0}.

Motion Shepler, second Fuller to accept the 2020 Lawn Care Maintenance bid from Dan’s Service for Locke Township Hall.  PASSED {5-0}.

Wages review [proposed increases highlighted].  Motion Hart, second Fuller to approve the 2020-21 Locke Township wages with increase in hourly wages effective 4/1/2020.  PASSED {5-0}.

Budget workshop 2020-21 proposed discussion [Budget Public Hearing, March 3, 2020 @ 7 PM scheduled].

Job posting procedure/Recording Secretary discussed [see page 2 & Jan 23/24 emails from Leroy & Wmstown].  Discussed need to reach out to inform residents of position openings.

Leave VanDooren at 8:15 PM.

Unfinished Business:

Rowley Cemetery- enter/exit only signs completed.


*Clerk- January 14, 2020 meeting minutes. Motion Hart, second Fuller, to approve minutes of January 14, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {4-0}.  Rev/Exp report distributed.   Presidential Primary Election preparation report, Correspondence from Decker Agency on upcoming Insurance renewal. 

*Trustee- None

*Treasurer- Jan Treasurers report distributed.  Motion Fuller, second Hart to approve accounts payable checks #4763-#4789 in the amount of $10,775.93.  PASSED {4-0}.  

*Supervisor-Attended 01-09 NIESA meeting & 01-15 NIESA personnel committee meeting.  Information received from the ICHD, can come to the Township and do a presentation on the proposed Sanitary Code before March 31.

*Zoning Administrator- Jan report distributed, building permits update. 

Communications, seminars, etc.

Feb 26th, MTA 2020 Capital Conference in Lansing.

Apr 27-30, 2020 MTA Annual Educational Conference/Expo, Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City.

Dec 2019 Holiday cards received from:  Decker Agency, HSC Services, Chase Lawn Care.

Note-our previous audit company SKT has merged with Maner Costerisan [Audit Agreement soon].

20200129 Ing Co HAZMAT letter and invoice.

Public Comment

Any Other Business:  None.

Adjournment:  Motion Turner, second Fuller to adjourn meeting.  PASSED {4-0}.

Meeting adjourned at 8:42 PM.

Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

Phone: (517) 468-3405
Fax: (517) 468-0105
3805 Bell Oak Rd
Williamston, Mi 48895