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4-12-22 Meeting Minutes – Draft

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 04-14-2022

April 12, 2022                                                                                                                    Approved___________


The Locke Township Board met April 12, 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 2022 Hall mowing quote under New Business.

Action on March 8, 2022 meeting minutes.  Motion Shepler, second Rambo to approve the minutes of March 8, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on Accounts Payable Independent Bank checks #5430-#5463 totaling $18,456.93.  Motion Turner, second Davis to approve accounts payable checks #5430- #5463 in the amount of $18,456.93.  PASSED {5-0}.


Unfinished Business:

Current Zoning Administrator Appointment agreement.  No new information.

New Business:

Action on accepting temporary gas sur charge billing from Chase Lawn Care Services.  Their quote was submitted in February when gas was $3.75 per gallon.  Consensus to accept temporary gas sur charge billing from Chase Lawn Care Services.

Action on re purchase of 6 Rowley Cemetery burial sites [65% of 2100=$1365].  Motion Turner, second Rambo to re purchase 6 burial sites, Lot 94 in Rowley cemetery, at 65% of original purchase price as stated in the Locke Township Cemetery Ordinance. PASSED {4-1}.

Resolution 2022-09 Compliance with Applicable Law and Regulations: To Prohibit Discrimination. Motion Shepler, second Hart to adopt Resolution 2022-09 Compliance with Applicable Law and Regulations; To Prohibit Discrimination. Roll call vote; Yes- Davis, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Hart.  No-None.  Passed {5-0}.

Ordinance 2022-01 Large Solar Energy System Moratorium.  Consensus to send Solar and Wind Ordinance to attorney for review.

Action on verbal quote of $600 from Parisian Home Improvement for ceramic tile/grout repair replacement @ twp. hall.  Motion Turner, second Davis to accept quote from Parisian as stated.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on HSC, Inc 2 yr. Assessor Agreement extension @ $1800 mo. [current $1660 mo.].  Motion Shepler, second Davis to approve HSC, Inc 2 yr Assessor Agreement extension @ $1800 mo.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on 2022 Season Lawn Maintenance Agreement from Dan’s Services.  Motion Davis, second Rambo to accept the 2022 Season Lawn Maintenance Agreement from Dan’s Services as presented.  PASSED {5-0}.


*Treasurer- Mar Treasurers report distributed; Information provided on credit card payment options.

*Clerk- Mar Rev/Exp report distributed; quote from Spectrum Printers for 1511 voter ID cards $1063.88; 2022 Election Security Grant [possible avenue for security camera funding]; 3/16 met with John Schimmelmann-Dreamt Cemetery Software; 3/21 zoom webinar w/Dept of Treas-ARPA Reporting overview; completed qtr tax reports.

*Trustee- Shepler reported on a suspicious vehicle; PC update.  Davis reported on the corner store and expressed concern on land drainage.

*Supervisor-Attended 03-10 NIESA meeting/ 03/?? Met w/NIESA director [NIESA calls graph]; attend 3/08, 3/14 & 15 BOR

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

Communications, seminars, etc.:

Ingham Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle report for Feb- 5 calls: 1 domestic assault/4 vehicle


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

Par Plan News, April 2022 edition

Public Comment:  None.

Any Other Business/Board member comments:  None.

Adjournment:    Meeting adjourned at 8:04 by Supervisor Hart.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

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