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12-16-21 Meeting Minutes – DRAFT

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 12-16-2021

December 14, 2021                                                                                                                         Approved___________


The Locke Township Board met December 14, 2021 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Shepler, Davis.

Absent:  Rambo.

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

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: None.

Action on Accounts Payable Independent Bank checks #5320-#5354 totaling $12,232.41.  Motion Hart, second Turner to approve accounts payable checks #5320- #5354 in the amount of $12,232.41.  PASSED {4-0}.

Action on November 9, 2021 meeting minutes.  Motion Shepler, second Davis to approve the minutes of November 9, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {4-0}.


Public Comment/Presentation: None.


Unfinished Business:

American Rescue Plan (ARP) federal funding, Locke has received $97,237.00.  Funds have been deposited in separate account at Huntington Bank.

Cemetery Software-No new info.


New Business:

Appointments; ZBA member- Motion Hart, second Shepler to appoint David Wheeler for a 3-year term expiring 12-31-2024.  PASSED {4-0}.

NIESA alternate representative- Motion Hart, second Shepler to appoint David Carlson to a term expiring 6-30-2024.  PASSED {4-0}.

Action on appointment of temporary sexton [Jan-Apr]-Jim Benjamin.  Motion Turner, second Davis to appoint Jim Benjamin as temporary sexton January 2022-April 2022.  PASSED {4-0}.

Resolution 2022-01 Seatbelt Use DRAFT [yellow], distributed for review.

Resolution 2022-02 Ban Text Messaging While Driving DRAFT [pink], distributed for review.

Declare used cemetery flags & outdoor flag to be of no value and dispose of properly.  Motion Hart, second Turner to declare used cemetery flags & outdoor flag to be of no value and dispose of properly.  PASSED {4-0}.


*Treasurer- Nov Treasurers report distributed. $97,237 ARPA grant transferred to Huntington Bank.

*Clerk- Nov Rev/Exp report distributed; removed veterans flags from cemeteries; 11/17 attended BS&A Payroll user group webinar; completed BS&A phase 6 Chart of Account change; 11/23 completed required 2020/21 Continuing Education election training; 12/2 attended BS&A financial management user group webinar; received Shiawassee County and Fowlerville Schools November election reimbursements.

*Trustee- Shepler reported the PC is working on Solar and Wind in the Master Plan.

*Supervisor-Attended 11/11/21 NIESA meeting; completed forfeiture of property to MI State Police [none]; participant in new Tri-County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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


Communications, seminars, etc.:

Ingham County Reapportionment Plan/District Map

Tri-County ‘No Senior without Christmas’ 2021 referral opportunity.

Ingham County Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle Oct report-6 calls; 3 vehicle crash, 1 harassment

complaint, 1 fire dept assist, 1 family trouble call.  Nov report-11 calls; 1 obscenities complaint,

1 death, 1 domestic assault, 5 vehicle crashes, 1 lost property, 2 criminal sexual conduct



Public Comment:  None.


Any Other Business/Board member comments: Condition of gravel roads comments.


Adjournment:  Motion Davis, second Shepler to adjourn meeting.  PASSED [4-0}.  Meeting adjourned at 7:41 PM.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk





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