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6-14-22 Meeting Minutes

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 06-16-2022

June 14, 2022                                                                                                                     Approved___________


The Locke Township Board metJune 14, 2022, in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis. Also present: JoshRockey (Z-Solutions), Marlene Epley, Leo Sheets, Deanna Davis, AmandaVorce, Brian Baer, Trent Smiley.

Absent:  None.

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

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: None.

Action on May 10, 2022 meeting minutes.  Motion Rambo, second Davis to approve the minutes of May 10, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.


Unfinished Business:

Both Twp. Hall bathrooms need sink grid strainers instead of pop-up [total of 4] per A.L Lantzer Inc.  Also Twp. Hall kitchen sink needs faucet repair.

Zoning Administrator duties, wages, etc.  Zoning Administrator position opening to be placed in newsletter and on Township website.

Cemetery Ordinance review/veterans right of burial re-purchase info.  Davis discussed some information received from surrounding Townships concerning veteran’s burials.


New Business:

Twp hall air conditioner repaired by Briggs Mechanical-hole in coil located on back of wall, difficult to access.  Estimated cost of repair $5768.35 [3-day repair after parts received].  Briggs was able to repair in one day.  Invoice has not yet been received.

Agreement for 2022 Local Road Improvements [$146,700 twp portion of $180,000 cost]  Motion Shepler, second Turner to accept the ICRD 2022 Local Road Improvement agreement at a cost of $146,700.   Roll call vote; Yes-Hart, Rambo, Turner, Shepler, Davis.  No-None.  Absent-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Kebs proposal for survey of Twp hall west property boundary and authorize Supervisor as contact person, cost $900.  Motion Rambo, second Shepler to accept proposal from Kebs for survey of Twp. Hall west property boundary at a cost of $900 and authorize Supervisor as contact person.  Roll call vote; Yes- Rambo, Hart, Turner, Davis, Shepler.  No-None.  Absent-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Discussion of fence for west property boundary [between Twp. Hall& former Parts Man parcel].  Consensus against putting up a fence at this time, possibly a post to mark the survey stakes.


Public Presentation/Public Comment: Amanda Vorcefrom Capital Area District Library gave an annual report presentation.


New Business:

Discussion/Written Acceptance of Twp. Hall mowing Agreement to be sublet temporarily from Dan’s Services to Nick’s Lawn Services-Owosso.  Motion Shepler, second Davis to accept subletting of Agreement providing receipt of certificate of Liability Insurance.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on Planning Commission referral of Apr 27, 2022, draft amendments to the Zon Ord-Solar Energy Systems [SES] (May 17, 2022 Plan Comm min).  Consensus to consider at the July Twp. Bd meeting.

NIESA representative. Motion Rambo, second Shepler to appoint Dorothy Hart for a 4 yr term expiring 6-30-26 [Current rep: 6-30-22 Dorothy Hart].  PASSED {5-0}.


Action on Accounts Payable checks with addition of Ck # 5530-Kebs-$900, Ck# 5531-USA Today-$202, Ck# 5532- Cummins-$418.81.  Motion Turner, second Davis to approve accounts payable checks #5491-#5532 totaling $27,041.81.  PASSED {5-0}.


Public Comment:  Leo Sheets commented on proposed Solar Ordinance.



*Treasurer- May Treasurers report distributed. Completed Civic Pulse survey; Information on potential for implementing card payments; Updating/adding to Twp. Website; drop box policy research.

*Clerk- May Rev/Exp report distributed; ordered August Primary Election Supplies; 5/12 met w/John S.-Dreamt software-software estimated to be installed in July; 5/12 completed US Vote Foundation questionnaire; 5/16 completed SAM annual renewal; 5/17 attended PC meeting; 5/26 completed ballot certification @ Ing County; 5/26 completed voter ID card transfer/mailing; 5/27 checked for damaged/missing flags in cemeteries; 5/28 mailed 574 AV ballot applications.

*Trustee- Davis: attended 5/17 PC meeting.  Commented on County applying chloride to roads.

Shepler: Solar Ordinance Public Hearing May 17th.

*Supervisor-Attended 05/12/22 NIESA meeting; 05/11 ph to Tyler Heating-does not do commercial; 05/12 met w/John-Dreamt cemetery software; FOIA request granted to Black Knight-2021 tax rolls/2022 assessment.

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


Communications, seminars, etc.:

Ingham Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle report for May (4 calls/reports)- All vehicle crashes.

NIESA, year ended 12/31/21 financial statements booklet

FLEIS &Vanderbrink, 2022 2Q Newsletter

MTA, Township Focus, June 2022 edition

Handy Twp, Master Plan Public Hearing, June 23rd, 7 PM, Handy Twp Hall, 135 N Grand, Fowlerville.

Public Comment:  None.

Any Other Business/Board member comments:  None.

Adjournment:  Motion Davis, second Shepler to adjourn meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.  Meeting adjourned at 8:19.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

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