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2-8-2022 Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 02-10-2022

February 8, 2022                                                                                                                               Approved___________


The Locke Township Board met February 8, 2022 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis.

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 Scheduling Budget Public Hearing under New Business.  Addition of hall rental deposit refund under Clerk report.

Action on Accounts Payable Independent Bank checks #5386-#5409 totaling $18,543.20.  Motion Shepler, second Rambo to approve accounts payable checks #5386- #5409 in the amount of $18,543.20.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on January 11, 2022 meeting minutes.  Motion Hart, second Shepler to approve the minutes of January 11, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.

Public Comment/Presentation: None.


Unfinished Business:

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

Received $97,237 Nov. 2021, + additional $391.52 in Jan. 2022 [reallocated from declined non-entitlement units].

Cemetery records software:

BS & A-     $3960/$365 annual maint.

Pontem (Leroy)-   $4695/$945 annual maint. OR $11380 w/GIS maps.

CemSites (Conway)-$4230 + $750 annual maint. Or $13400 in Cloud.

Received & distributed information from Dreamt Software- $1500-$5000.


New Business:

Appointments-ZBA member, Jordan Smith-remainder of Montgomerie 12-31-23 term.  Motion Hart, second Shepler to appoint Jordan Smith to Zoning Board of Appeals for remainder of Laurens Montgomerie term expiring on 12/31/23.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on LandPlan Inc proposal for Wind & Solar Energy Zon Ord Amendments at a cost up to $6500 as stated in Dec. 23, 2021 communication [letter distributed in January].

[Note-Wheatfield Twp retained LandPlan for their Wind/Solar; White Oak retained McKenna Assoc].  Motion Turner, second Shepler to enter into agreement with LandPlan for Wind & Solar Energy Zon Ord Amendments at a cost up to $6500.  PASSED {5-0}.

Resolution 2022-03 Poverty Guidelines.  Motion Turner, second Davis to adopt Resolution 2022-03 Poverty Guidelines.  Roll call vote; Yes-Davis, Rambo, Shepler, Hart, Turner.  No-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

2022-23 Wages.  Motion Shepler, second Turner to adopt 2022-23 Locke Township wages as presented.  PASSED {5-0}.

Resolution 2022-04 Township Officers Salary.

Motion Turner, second Rambo that as of April 1, 2022, the salary of the Township Supervisor shall be $12186 annually, exclusive of assessing duties.  Roll call vote; Yes-Rambo, Davis, Turner, Hart, Shepler.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Motion Shepler, second Davis that as of April 1, 2022, the salary of the Township Clerk shall be $17503 annually and $500 per each election conducted.  Roll call vote; Yes-Turner, Davis, Rambo, Shepler, Hart.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Motion Turner, second Davis that as of April 1, 2022 the salary of the Township Treasurer shall be $16879 annually, winter and summer collections.  Roll call vote; Yes-Shepler, Davis, Hart, Rambo, Turner.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Motion Rambo, second Hart that as of April 1, 2022, the salary of the Township Trustee shall be $153 per township board meeting, $65 per additional in person meeting per day OR virtual meeting over 2 hrs. when approved by the Board, $30 per additional virtual meeting, less than 2 hours, when approved by the Board.  Roll call vote; Yes-Hart, Shepler, Rambo, Davis, Turner.   No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Resolution 2022-05 Governmentwide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace distributed for review.

Worksheet for multiyear Proposed General Budget distributed and discussed.

I.T. Right quote for Clerk & Treasurer computer replacement- $1737.50.  Motion Turner, second Shepler to accept quote from I. T Right for the purchase of Clerk & Treasurer replacement computers.  Roll call vote; Yes- Rambo, Shepler, Hart, Turner, Davis.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

I.T. Right quote for e-pollbook replacement laptop-$884.84.  Motion Hart, second Shepler to accept quote from I. T. Right for the purchase of e-pollbook replacement laptop. Roll call vote; Yes- Davis, Hart, Rambo, Turner, Shepler.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

04/01/2021-03/31/2022 Budget Amendments.

101 446 819 Highways/Streets/Bridges Expense       $5310.00 DR

101 000 528 ARPA Grant Funds Income                                     $97237.00 CR

Motion Hart, second Shepler to approve Budget Amendments as stated.

Roll call vote; Yes- Shepler, Turner, Rambo, Hart, Davis.  No- None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Schedule Budget Public Hearing.  Motion Hart, second Rambo to schedule the Budget Public Hearing for March 8, 2022 @ 7 PM.  PASSED {5-0}.



*Treasurer- Jan Treasurers report distributed; attended BS & A tax training Jan 13-14 in Mason.

*Clerk- Jan Rev/Exp report distributed; completed qtrly & yr end filings; completed polling place accessibility w/ Sec of State; completed local election survey w/Brennan Law; 2/2/22 zoom mtg with Paul Seddon-Plotbox Cemetery software.  Discussed with Board issue of hall rental deposit re-imbursement.  Recent issue with individual who signed the hall rental agreement and where the check for the deposit was from.  Refund was sent to the information on the check.  Consensus that the deposits should be sent to whomever the check is from.

*Trustee- Shepler reported on PC.  Davis mentioned the bridge on Okemos Rd.

*Supervisor-Attended 01-13 NIESA meeting & 01-26 NIESA personnel meeting; completed Annual Census Boundary/Annexation Survey [no changes].; Attended Jan 27th ICHD proposed Sanitary Code Chapter 2; submitted TriCounty Hazard Mitigation Plan survey of capabilities.

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


Communications, seminars, etc.:

Ingham Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle report for Jan- 4 vehicle crashes, 1 suspicious situation, 1 larceny, 1 attempt home invasion, 1 deceased person/natural death. .

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

Public Comment:  None.


Any Other Business/Board member comments:  None.


Adjournment:  Motion Davis, second Shepler to adjourn meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.  Meeting adjourned at 8:34 by Supervisor Hart.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk




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