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5-12-20 DRAFT Minutes


May 12, 2020 Approved___________

The Locke Township Board met May 12, 2020 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Fuller, Shepler, VanDooren.  

Absent:  None.

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

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda:  Hall rental agreement, Website feed, PC Recording Secretary job description.  Items to be placed on June agenda.

Public Comment

New Business:

ADA auxiliary aid request.  Information received from Renna VanDooren on a possible voice amplification system to meet our needs.

Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes 3-5-20 Lawful Expenditures in regards to Rowley Cemetery drive.

Rowley Cemetery driveway quote.

[budget $20,000 for Rowley driveway & Bell Oak fencing]

One Way new drive & repair existing $12,690

TomCo new drive & repair existing $12000 [resurface remainder 9000 sq $8100]

Declare 5’ x 8’ US flag & 50 US cemetery flags beyond repair/dispose via Boy Scouts.  Motion VanDooren, second Shepler to declare the 5’ x 8’ US flag and 50 US cemetery flags beyond repair and dispose of via Boy Scouts.  PASSED {5-0}.

Declare 2 printers [Epsom and HP] of no value and dispose of thru Applied Imaging.  Motion Hart, second Turner to declare the 2 printers of no value and dispose of thru Applied Imaging.  PASSED {5-0}.  

Non-Statutory Duties Compensation update.  Motion Hart, second VanDooren that Glenda Turner be compensated for non-statutory duties, including: Locke Township Hall custodian at the wage rate established and in effect.  Roll call vote: Yes- Fuller, Shepler, VanDooren, Hart, Turner.  Nay- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Motion Shepler, second Fuller that Dorothy Hart, Locke Township Supervisor, be compensated for non-statutory duties, including: NIESA representative at the wage rate established and in effect.  Roll call vote:  Yes- VanDooren, Hart, Turner, Fuller, Shepler.  Nay- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Insurance- current AXIS accident coverage; Insurance Proposal info from the Breadon Group.  Consensus to solicit bids for Insurance 80 days prior to renewal date.

Discussion of Cybersecurity Insurance.  Consensus to not purchase Cybersecurity Insurance at this time.

Ingham County Road Dept, 2020 road improvements.

2019 agreement for Sherwood-2.5 mi full cap between Morrice & M-52 / 1 mi. skip pave between Morrice & Herrington.  Cost – $80,000 twp. & $33,300 County for 2019 work.

2020 budget $150,000 [County will chip seal approx. 4 mi at no cost to twp].

Consider – Bell Oak Rd-1 mi Harris-Dietz; ½ mi east of M-52; 1 mi Morrice-Herrington and Corey Rd-1/2 mi Bell Oak-Hoxie.  Cost- $101,700 twp & $33,300 County.

Will consider Bell Oak-1/2 mi east of M-52 and Corey Rd-1/2 mi Bell Oak- Hoxie upon receiving an agreement with cost from the Ingham County Road Department.

Unfinished Business:

Job posting procedure/Planning Commission Recording Secretary.


*Treasurer- April treasurers report distributed.  Motion Fuller, second Hart to pay accounts payable checks #4843-#4862 in the amount of $13,526.43.  PASSED {5-0}.

*Clerk- April 14, 2020 meeting minutes.  Motion VanDooren, second Fuller to approve the minutes of April 14, 2020 regular Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.  Apr Rev/Exp report distributed.   Presidential Primary expense reimbursement due by June 8.  No election audits for the Presidential Primary. Candidates for Locke Township Board of Trustees on the August 4, 2020 Primary ballot; Supervisor- Dorothy Hart, Clerk- Glenda Turner, Treasurer- Mary Shinkle and Sherri Rambo, Trustees- Bob Davis, Dale McGoron and Marcy Shepler.

*Trustee- Shepler received phone call for repair of gravestones at Rowley cemetery.  Sexton was contacted.

*Supervisor- Teams teleconferencing discussed.  Consensus to discontinue.

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

Communications, seminars, etc.

June 9 Tri-County Office on aging/Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Outing, Lansing.

May 29-Aug 5 Seventh-Day Adventist Church door-to-door literature evangelists distribution.

Aug 19-21, MAM Cemeteries Conference, Traverse City $129 by July 19th.

Mar 2020 Par Plan News

Public Comment

Any Other Business:  None.

Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:51 PM by Supervisor Hart.

Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

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