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Agenda 1-11-22


TUES  JANUARY 11, 2022, 7:00 PM

LOCKE TWP HALL- 3805 BELL OAK RD, WMSTN 48895     517 468-3405


  1. Call to Order, Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Additions to agenda/approval of agenda
  3. Action on Accts Payable Ind. Bank checks #5355 – #53___ totaling $ ___________
  4. Action on December 14, 2021 meeting minutes
  5. Public Presentation / Public Comment [3 minutes limitation]
  6. Unfinished Business:

*American Rescue Plan (ARP) federal funding thru Ingham County, Locke to receive $194,474

Received $97,237                     Need Policies: Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace,               

*Cemetery records software:                         Compliance with Applicable Law and Regulations

[yellow] BS&A                         $3960 / $365 annual maint.

[blue]    Pontem    [Leroy]       $4695 / $945 annual maint. OR $11380 w/GIS maps / $1130  one user

[green]  CemSites  [Conway]     $4230 / $750 annual maint. OR $13400 in Cloud / $2400   three users

Legacy     [Wmstown]   not yet received

  1. New Business:


*Res 2022-01 Seatbelt Use [yellow]

*Res 2022-02 Ban Text Messaging While Driving [pink]

*Action to pay $103 in-person/$78 online registration & mileage for Bd of Review members training [Kitchenmaster, Shinkle & Hart registered online]

*Action on Trustee $60 additional meeting compensation:

Shepler:  Mar 24 virtual Renewable Energy seminar; June 8 MTA zoom; Sept 23 Active Shooter Training webinar; Dec 22 Fahey, Schultz Attys Buying/selling Twp property [4 meetings]

Davis:  June 8 MTA zoom; Nov 9 Fahey, Schultz Attys in person [2 meetings]

*Action to pay $125 registration, lunch, mileage for Treasurer to attend Jan13-14 BSA training in Mason

*20211223 LandPlan letter regarding Zon Ord amendment for wind/solar energy

quote of $5500 – $6500 [update proposed by Planning Commission]

*Annual Planning Commission Report 2021

*Hall Rentals summary [any interest in using some of our ARPA grant for lost rental revenue & hazard pay for non elected employees?]

*wages and salaries review for next budget year


  1. Reports:

Treasurer –Dec treas report

Clerk –  Dec rev/exp report; attended 12/16 ICC/MTA zoom meeting re: County  broadband update;

Completed Chart of Accounts change with BS&A; attended 1/07 Dept of Treas SLFRF Final Rule

Briefing on ARPA funds

Trustee –  Shepler: attended 12/22 Fahey Schultz Attys webinar: Top 5 insider tips for twps. buying/selling property


Supervisor –  attended 12/09 NIESA meeting-Weiland-Davco preparing quote to upgrade Leroy Station; attended 12/16 ICC/MTA zoom meeting re: County  broadband update [Ing Co Bd of Comm entered into an agreement w/Merit Network for $56,000 to assess county-wide broadband needs and planning]; attend

Dec 9th zoom Tri County Hazard Mitigation plan; attend/moderate Dec. Bd of Rev meeting

Zoning Administrator –Dec report; building permits update


  1. Communications, seminars, etc.

*Ingham County Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle-Dec calls:

*Holiday cards from: Decker Agency, Jodi Johnson, HSC

*Decker Agency Ins-rec. $99.70 dividend return from Accident Fund Ins [10%]

*MTA-Cindy Dodge 12/16 email re: BOR conflict of interest “A family member is not necessarily a conflict unless they are on the deed or part of a trust having financial gain.  A BOR member may choose to abstain from making decisions on family member properties for a public perception reason, but it is not required.”

*MTA Annual Educational Conference, April 25-28, 2022 in Lansing [$388 in person / $199 virtual]


  1. Public Comment [3 minute limitation]
  2. Any Other Business / Board member comments
  3. Adjournment


The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board meeting upon

3 days notice in writing or by calling the Locke Township Clerk at 517 468-3405.


Dorothy G Hart, Locke Township Supervisor                                                      Next meeting – Feb 8


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