The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on May 7, 2007, 7:00pm at the Bennington Township Hall.
Present: Ray Wirth, Nancy Zdunic, Lee Ash, Gerald Sayles, Donna Ash.
Sayles moved to approve the agenda as printed. Second by D. Ash. Motion carried.
Zdunic moved to approve the minutes for the April2, 2007 regular board meeting as printed. Second by Wirth. Motion carried.
L. Ash moved to approve the Treasurerís report as presented. Second by Sayles. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Zdunic moved to pay bills as presented in the amount of $41,841.04. Second by Sayles. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:
H. Sparks- County Commissioner Update. The Soil Erosion Permits fees will be reviewed at a future meeting.
Sheriffs Dept.- C. Carson- Update. Report on file.
Library- F. Gregory- Meeting was cancelled.
Plan Comm- D. Ash- The Commission did not support the text amendment for Shared Driveways and the elimination of Private Roads. Stephanie Wuttke resigned because she is moving out of the Township.
Roads- L. Ash- The County Road Comm will chip and seal 2 miles of road within the Township, these two miles will be Grand River Rd. from Ruess Rd. west to the Twp line. The contracts were received from the Road Commission for the 2007 road improvements. There was discussion regarding what the Twp was going to do with Ruess Rd. from Garrison Rd. north to Bennington Rd. Sayles moved to have L. Ash speak with the property owners whose land would be needed to drain water from the road and if they were willing to work with the county in regards to easements, then proceed with the Road Commission preparing a bid for reconstruction. Second by D. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Sayles moved to approve the contracts received from the County Road Commission for the 2007 Road Improvements as printed:
Asphalt- Hibbard Rd. from M -52 west to the joint section with Owosso Township 0.84 miles $ 91,850.00
Crack Seal- By Contractor $ 6,000.00
Grand River Rd. from M -52 east to Cook Rd. 3.17 miles
Delaney Rd. from Grand River Rd. to Brewer Rd. 1 mile
Brewer Rd. from M -52 east to Delaney Rd. 1.01 miles
Chip and Seal- Grand River Rd. from Ruess Rd. east to M -52 $ 12,400.00
Gravel- Gale Rd. from Grand River Rd. south to Tyrrell Rd. $ 15,000.00
Roadside Foliar Brush Control- $ 985.32
Garrison Rd. from Baldwin Rd. to Friegle Rd.
Gale Rd. from Grand River Rd. to Tyrrell Rd.
Brewer Rd. from Ruess Rd. to M -52
Ruess Rd. from Brewer Rd. to Grand River Rd. (West side only)
Roadside Foliar Brush Control- $ 485.60
Hibbard Rd. from M -52 west to the joint section with Owosso Township.
Hibbard Rd. from the joint section west of Baldwin Rd. (South side only) ___________
Sub-total $ 126,720.92
Minus Gas Tax $ 45,000.00
Total $ 81,720.92
Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Cemetery Signs- Waiting to receive a sample.
Cable Franchise- Zdunic will check with MTA to find out if they have come up with a sample ordinance as of yet.
Garage Roof Bids- Four bids were received to replace the roof on the garage. Bids received: L.A. Bennett Construction- $3,596.00, Richard L. Darr Builder- $3,125.00, Sean Trombley- $2,820.00, Chamberlain Windows & Siding- $3,490.00. Sayles moved to accept the bid form Sean Trombley to replace the garage roof as specified at a cost of $2,820.00. Second by Wirth. Roll call vote: Wirth-yes, Zdunic-no, D. Ash- yes, Sayles-yes, L. Ash-yes. Motion carried.
Magnet Donation- L. Ash moved to donate $1,000.00 to MAGNET (Mid-Michigan Area Group Narcotics Enforcement Team). Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
L. Ash moved to adjourn. Second by D. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 9:50pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk