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9-16-21 Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

September 14, 2021 Approved___________
The Locke Township Board met September 14, 2021 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak
Present: Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis. Also, present: Dane Porter (Maner Costerisan),
Mike Gleason, Christine McGoron.
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 wind turbines under New Business.
Action on Accounts Payable Independent Bank checks #5244-#5270 totaling $15,726.65.
Motion Shepler, second Hart to approve accounts payable checks #5244- #5270 in the amount
of $15,726.65. PASSED {5-0}.
Action on August 10, 2021 meeting minutes. Motion Shepler, second Rambo to approve the
minutes of August 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting. PASSED {5-0}.
Public Comment/Presentation: Presentation by Dane Porter (Maner Costerisan) on Township
audit year ending March 31, 2021.
Public Comment.
Unfinished Business:
American Rescue Plan (ARP) federal funding thru Ingham County, Locke to receive $194,474.
Application received pending audit review; 1 st payments anticipated in Sept. Received
correction notification from the Michigan Dept of Treasury. Clerk Turner to make the necessary
New Business:
Resolution 2021-11 Zoning Fees. Motion Hart, second Turner to adopt Resolution 2021-11
Zoning Fees. Roll Call vote; Yes-Davis, Rambo, Shepler, Hart, Turner. No-None. Absent-None.
PASSED {5-0}.
Resolution 2021-12 Vern Cobb Appreciation. Motion Hart, second Davis to adopt Resolution
2021-12 Vern Cobb Appreciation. Roll Call vote; Yes-Turner, Hart, Shepler, Rambo, Davis. No-
None. Absent-None. PASSED {5-0}.
Update of COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan. Consensus to keep current plan.
Upcoming MTA Professional Development Retreats in Frankenmuth. Motion Turner, second
Shepler to pay expenses for elected officials to attend MTA Professional Development Retreat
in Frankenmuth. PASSED {5-0}.
Information from Shepler concerning wind turbines received from White Oak Township.
*Clerk- Aug Rev/Exp report distributed; attended Aug 18-20 MI Assoc of Cemeteries Conf in
Traverse City (info distributed); September 1 st attended zoom MAMC Free Education Day-
Bureau of Elections update and Redistricting presentation. Cemetery program- Information
received from Mac Donnelly (Williamstown Twp sexton) about Cemsite cemetery program,
Viewed BS & A cemetery program and received quote from BS & A, viewed Pontem program,

attended 2 zoom meetings with Cemsite to view their program. Received Nov 2020 AV postage
reimbursement $347.05.
*Treasurer- Aug Treasurers report distributed. Report on taxes paid to date.
*Trustee- Davis commented on condition of Herrington Rd; Bill Conklin of Ingham County Road
Commission retiring.
*Supervisor-Attended 08/12/21 NIESA meeting; 8/24 met with Sheriff Wriggelsworth re:
change to Felony Firearm Charging Policy by Prosecutor Carol Siemon; attended 8/24 ZBA
meeting; road work update.
*Zoning Administrator- Aug report distributed, building permits update.
Communications, seminars, etc.:
MTA Now You Know, noon-1PM webinars, $25 ea:
Oct 1 What the Board Needs to Know about Elections
Nov 5 What the Board Needs to Know about Tax Collection
Dec 10 Legislative Update.
Ingham Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle report for July-1 ID theft, 1 child abuse case
Sept 11 NIESA 9/11 Ceremony & retirement open house-Siegel & Risch
Sept 23 rd ICC-MTA zoom meeting-Active Shooter Training 3:45-6 pm [rsvp by 9/16].
Oct 5 Par Plan Fire Safety Seminar-virtual.
Public Comment
Any Other Business/Board member comments: None.
Adjournment: Motion Davis, second Rambo to adjourn meeting. PASSED {5-0}. Meeting
adjourned at 8:29 by Supervisor Hart.

Glenda S Turner
Locke Township Clerk

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Fax: (517) 468-0105
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