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3-9-21 DRAFT Minutes

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 3-11-2021

March 9, 2021                                                                                                                    Approved___________


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

Present:  Hart, Turner, Shepler, Davis.  Also, present:  Kevin Decker (Decker Agency), Tyler and Cynthia Prossen, Christine McGoron, Sarah Lackey.

Absent:  Rambo.

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

Arrive Rambo at 7:01.

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: Addition of March 4, 2021 e-mail from Christine McGoron under New Business.


Budget Public Hearing opened at 7:01 PM.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear public comment on the proposed budget for fiscal year 04-01-21 thru 03-31-22.  Explanation by Supervisor Hart on the proposed General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 04-01-21 thru 03-31-22.

Public Comment: None.

Budget Public Heating closed at 7:02 PM.


Public Comment/Presentation:  Kevin Decker (Decker Insurance Agency) presented the insurance renewal review with additional coverage options for the Board to consider and Special Features of the Public Entity Program.


Unfinished Business:

Blight Ordinance 2nd draft discussed.  Davis suggested checking to see how Ordinance would fit into Right to Farm.


New Business:

MTA info – Taking Minutes distributed, what information is required to be included.

E-mail from Christine McGoron received on March 4, 2021 pertaining to discussion at the January 12, 2021 Board Meeting concerning “webmaster domain relinquishment”.  Motion Hart, second Shepler to include the March 4, 2021 McGoron e-mail with the March 9th minutes.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on Feb 9, 2021 meeting minutes.  Motion Shepler, second Hart to approve the minutes of February 9, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.

Resolution 2021-04 General Fund Budget & Appropriation Act fiscal year 01/01/21 – 03/31/22.


Roll Call Vote; Yes- Rambo, Shepler, Hart, Davis, Turner.  No- None.  Absent- None.

PASSED {5-0}.

2021 Township Hall Lawn Maintenance Agreement-Dan Stiffler [$70 same as prior year].  Bid from E&W’S Lawncare of Ovid, $77.  Motion Shepler, second Davis to enter into 2021 lawn maintenance agreement with Dan Stiffler for mowing service at Township Hall.  PASSED {5-0}.

IT Right information distributed-list of computers/purchase date [5 year suggested replacement].

MI Twp Assoc Annual Conference-virtual, April 19, 20 & 21 cost $159.  Motion Turner, second Hart to pay registration fee for elected officials attending the 2021 MI Twp Assoc Annual Conference.  PASSED {5-0}.  Consensus to pay Trustees $60 per day to attend the MI Twp Assoc Annual Conference.



*Treasurer- Feb Treasurers report distributed.  Motion Hart, second Shepler to approve accounts payable checks #5109-#5124 in the amount of $16,674.36.  PASSED {5-0}.  Attended 02-24 ICC/MTA zoom meeting.  Completed 2020 tax settlement with the county.

*Clerk- February Rev/Exp report distributed. Attended 02-24 ICC/MTA zoom meeting.

*Trustee- No reports.

*Supervisor-Attended 0/01/21 meeting at NIESA re: website; Attended NIESA Zoom meeting 02/11/21; completed Census Boundary/Annexation & 2021 Gov Units Surveys.  03/08/2021 e-mail from William Conklin distributed in reference to ICRD match balance available in 2021 and possible roads to be addressed in 2021.

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


Communications, seminars, etc.: None.

Public Comment.

Any Other Business: Blight Ordinance discussed.


Adjournment:  Meeting adjourned at 8:46 by Supervisor Hart.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk






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