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1-12-21 DRAFT Minutes

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 01-13–2021

January 12, 2021                                                                                                                              Approved___________

The Locke Township Board met January 12, 2021 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis.  Also, present:  David Carlson.

Absent:  None.

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

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: Addition of PC Annual Report under New Business.

Public Comment/Presentation:  None.

Unfinished Business:

Blight Ordinance [No new information prepared yet].

Al’s Aerial Spraying, LLC, gypsy moth info.  No action.

Cummins Sales and Service planned generator maintenance agreement.  Motion Hart, second Shepler to enter into 5 yr. planned equipment maintenance agreement with Cummins at a total 5 yr. price of $5,625.52.  PASSED {5-0}.

New Business:

Action to authorize MTA New Officials Training registration @ $94.  No action, none attending.

Action to compensate Township Trustees for virtually attending above @ $60.  No action, none attending.

Appointment of temporary sexton Jan-Mar 2021.  Consensus to appoint Jim Benjamin as temporary sexton Jan-Mar 2021.

Res. 2021-01 Designated Assessor & Interlocal Agreement.  Motion Turner, second Hart to adopt Resolution 2021-01 Designated Assessor & Interlocal Agreement.  Roll call vote; Yes-Rambo, Shepler, Davis, Hart, Turner.  No-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

DTE tree trimming map distributed.

2021 wages-20180125 MTA Salary Survey Comparison/2020 Salary Comparison.  Motion Shepler, second Hart to accept 2021 wages as presented.  PASSED. {5-0}.

Resolution 2021-02 Officers Salary review.

Budget worksheet review.

Action to authorize MTA Board of Review Training registration @ $20 for supervisor.  Motion Turner, second Shepler to authorize Board of Review Training, registration @ $20, for Supervisor Hart.  PASSED {5-0}.

PC Annual Report distributed.

Reports: [All elected officials participated in Dec 9th Fahey Schultz New Officials ZOOM Workshop].

*Treasurer- Dec treasurers report distributed.  Motion Rambo, second Turner to pay accounts payable checks #5057-#5083 in the amount of $12,253.32.  PASSED {5-0}.  Treasurer participated in 12/22 Capital Area Treasurers virtual meeting.

*Clerk- December 8, 2020 meeting minutes.  Motion Shepler, second Rambo, to approve the minutes of December 8, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}. December rev/exp report distributed.  4th Qtr. taxes paid; working on W-2’s and 1099’s.

*Trustee- Shepler shared positive comments on the Election process for the November 2020 election in Locke Township.  Davis commented on individuals driving at high rates of speed down Corey Rd; questioned missing sign at Bell Oak and Corey Rd; received complaints of NIESA fire trucks sirens.

*Supervisor- Attended Dec 10, 2020 NIESA ZOOM meeting; Dec 9th Bd of Review [drone info to share]; worked diligently toward webmaster domain relinquish [extended position from Oct 31st to Dec 31st w/pay]; granted 2 FOIA request; Tidbits from the Attys Dec 9th New Officials Workshop:

            *Locke Twp has 27 employees           *Locke Twp is a general law township [not charter]

            *Locke Twp does NOT have an employment policy manual

            *FOIA info [Supervisor is the Freedom of Information Act coordinator].

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

Communications, seminars, etc.

20201215 IT Right, Chain Cyber Attacks email.

MTA, Board of Review Training, basic-$20 per person.

Public Comment

Any Other Business:  None.

Adjournment:  Motion Shepler, second Turner to adjourn meeting.  PASSED {5-0}. Meeting adjourned at 8:39 PM.

Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

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