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Meeting Minutes 6-15-23 –DRAFT

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 06-15-2023

June 13, 2023                                                                                                                     Approved___________


The Locke Township Board met June 13, 2023 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis.  Also present:  Deanna Davis, Duane and RaeDeane Pinckney, Linda MacKenzie, Leo Sheets, Bruce Jennings, Penny Dale, Tyler and Cindy Prossen.

Absent:  None.

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

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: Supervisor Hart requested ICRD agreement and NIESA Fire Equipment grant be added under New Business.

Action on May 9, 2023 meeting minutes.  Motion Shepler, second Rambo to approve the minutes of May 9, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on Accounts Payable Independent Bank checks #5884-5920 totaling $25,029.66.  Motion Shepler, second Davis to approve accounts payable checks #5884-5920 in the amount of $25,029.66.  PASSED {5-0}.


Public Comment:  Comments about Township Planner and clarification of comments made.


New Business:

The Fiber Company, franchise agreement for internet service for underserved communities.  No action.

Discussion-selecting Township Planner.  Consensus to invite McKenna and Williams & Works to our July meeting.

Resolution 2023-05 Acceptance of Payments by Financial Transaction device.  No action.  Discussion to investigate other means of accepting electronic payments.  Poll residents to get an idea of interest in offering service.

Schedule EGLE for informational Landfill permitting process/regulations presentation on Aug 8 TB meeting.  Consensus to schedule meeting and invite County Commissioners and

Drain Commissioners to meeting.

ICRD Local Road Improvement agreement.  Motion Rambo, second Turner to enter into 2023 Agreement for Local Road Improvement, Herrington Road (Royce Rd to Mohrle Rd), Moyer Road (M-52 to Webberville Rd) in addition 4 miles of gravel road improvements at an estimated cost of $344,328.42.  Roll call vote:  Yes-Rambo, Davis, Hart, Shepler, Turner.  No-None.  Absent-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

NIESA Fire Equipment grant letter of intent in support.  Motion Turner, second Davis to authorize a Letter of Intent in support of NIESA’s application to the State of Michigan for the MI Fire Equipment Grant Program to purchase fire gear for firefighters.  PASSED {5-0}.


Unfinished Business: None.



*Treasurer- May Treasurers report distributed.  Met w/Independent Bank branch manager & regional manager re: credit card options and recent bank failures; attend 5/10 MTA Meeting Requirements webinar; installed 2023 summer tax database; prepared Resolution 2023-05 Acceptance of Payments.

*Clerk- May Rev/Exp report distributed; placed 243 flags on Veterans graves in 3 cemeteries; held Election Commission meeting for Aug 8 Morrice School Election; received Par Plan ins. Dividend of $184.92.

*Trustee- Davis reported Herrington Road had been completed.  Shepler reported the Planning Commission continuing work on Solar/Wind Ordinances.

*Supervisor-Attended the 05/11 NIESA meeting; May NIESA report [dk pink]; 2024 Rev Sharing est $198,144; road work update-completed Moyer Rd, M-52 to Webberville Rd.

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


Public Comment:  Individuals commented on accepting card payments, Dietz Rd bridge and hall grounds trimming.


Communications, seminars, etc.:

May 24 MTA dues informational letter.

June 14 MTA noon webinar Who Can Talk to the Twp Atty $25 [treas registered].

Ing Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle: 4 May calls: child abuse complaint, assault complaint, check welfare, and suspicious situation.

Aug 16-18, MI Assoc of Cemeteries Conference, Traverse City, $149 registration by Aug 4.


Any Other Business/Board member comments:  Draft newsletter distributed for input/approval.


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


Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

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