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2-16-21 DRAFT Minutes

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 2-16–2021

February 09, 2021                                                                                                                            Approved___________


The Locke Township Board met February 9, 2021 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis.  Also, present:  David Carlson, Christine 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:  Christine McGoron read prepared response to discussion recollection she asked of Board Members regarding January 12, 2021 Supervisors Report-webmaster domain relinquish (Declined to leave copy, will e-mail portions to clerk), of which she asks for retraction to be included in the minutes.


Unfinished Business:

Blight Ordinance draft distributed and discussed. Need a more detailed Blight definition.


New Business:

Resolution 2021-02 Township Officers Salary.

Supervisor-Motion Turner, second Shepler that as of April 1, 2021 the salary of the Township Supervisor shall be $11,496 annually, exclusive of assessing duties.  Roll call vote; Yes-Rambo, Shepler, Davis, Hart, Turner.  No-None.   PASSED {5-0}.

Clerk-Motion Davis, second Turner that as of April 1, 2021 the salary of the Township Clerk shall be $16,512 annually and $400 per each election conducted.  Roll call vote; Yes-Hart, Turner, Shepler, Davis.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.  Consensus on clarification of additional election salary.

Treasurer- Motion Shepler, second Hart that as of April 1, 2021 the salary of the Township Treasurer shall be $15,924 annually, winter and summer tax collections.  Roll call vote; Yes- Davis, Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Trustee- Motion Hart, second Rambo that as of April 1, 2021 the salary of Township Trustee shall be $144 per Township Board meeting and $60 per additional meeting when approved by the Board.  Roll call vote; Yes- Shepler, Davis, Hart, Turner, Rambo.  No-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Budget worksheet reviewed.  Motion Hart, second Turner to schedule Budget Public Hearing for March 9, 2021 at 7 PM.  PASSED {5-0).

Leave Christine McGoron at 7:32 PM.

Resolution 2021-03 Poverty Guidelines and Income/Asset Tests Resolution.  Motion Shepler, second Hart, to approve Resolution 2021-03 Poverty Guidelines and Income /Asset Tests Resolution.  Roll call vote; Aye-Davis, Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler.  Nay-None.

PASSED {5-0}.

Lawn Maintenance in 2021

Chase Lawn Care bid-Rowley, Bell Oak & Shaftsburg Cemeteries.

Motion Turner, second Davis to accept the 2021 Lawn Care Maintenance bid from Chase Lawn Care for Rowley, Bell Oak & Shaftsburg Cemeteries.  PASSED {5-0}.





*Treasurer- Jan Treasurers report distributed.  Motion Shepler, second Hart to approve accounts payable checks #5084-#5108 in the amount of $122,519.74.  PASSED {5-0}.

*Clerk- January 12, 2021 meeting minutes. Motion Hart, second Turner, to approve minutes of January 12, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}. January Rev/Exp report distributed. Attended 2 virtual School Election Coordinating Committee meetings.  Completed Nov. 6, 2020 election Risk Limiting Audit.

*Trustee- Davis commented on house destroyed by fire on Lovejoy Rd; new Bell Oak/Corey Rd signage.

*Supervisor-Attended 01/14/21 NIESA Zoom meeting, 01/25/21 Bd of Review training webinar and 01/28/21 Par Plan virtual risk reduction mitigation seminar.

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


Communications, seminars, etc.

Thank you note from John/Becky Rhodes for Bell Oak Cemetery fence replacement.

Ing Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle, 7 Dec calls-3 traffic crashes, 1 destruction of property, 1 personal protection order violation, 1 civil complaint, 1 medical assist.  6 Jan calls-3 vehicle crashes, 1 suspicious situation, 1 fraud complaint, 1 warrant arrest.


Public Comment:  None.

Any Other Business:

ICC/MTA Feb 24 agenda distributed.

Ing Co Trails & Parks estimated revenue 2014-2020 distributed.

MI Assoc of Planning- Planning & Zoning Online Training brochure.


Adjournment:  Motion Turner, second Rambo to adjourn meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28 PM.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk





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