The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on September 5, 2007, 7:00pm at the Bennington Township Hall.
Present: Ray Wirth, Lee Ash, Gerald Sayles,
Nancy Zdunic arrived at 7:30pm.
Sayles moved to approve the agenda as printed. Second by Wirth. Motion carried.
Sayles moved to approve the minutes for the August 22, 2007 special board meeting as printed. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Sayles moved to approve the minutes for the August 6, 2007 regular board meeting as printed. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Sayles moved to accept the Treasurerís report as printed. Second by Wirth. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor.
Sayles moved to pay bills as presented in the amount of $18,412.15. Second by Wirth. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR:
Doug Klien- Expressed concern regarding the abandoned house at 5315 W. Bennington Rd. The Township Board will check on what can be done to clean up the residence.
Sheriffs' Dept.- C. Carson- Update. Report on file.
Library- F. Gregory- Report on file.
Plan Comm- D. Ash- Reviewing both the Subdivision Control Ordinance and the Land Division Application for updates and changes.
Roads- L. Ash- Grand River Rd. chip and seal is complete. Ruess Rd. project along with the brush spraying will be completed soon.
Web Page- J. Forsythe- Report on file.
(Nancy Zdunic arrived, 7:30pm)
SSESA- G. Hubbard- July- 2 fire, 4 MRF, 5ALS, 1 no transport. Report on file.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
F. Gregory- Questioned what was happening with the cemeteries regarding fixing of markers and signs. The Board scheduled a visit to Alton Cemetery on Monday, September 10, 2007, 9:00am to discuss what should be done about the broken markers and overgrown bushes.
Outdoor Ashtrays- Look into prices and local availability.
Aflac Insurance- Representative stopped at office and requested to meet with the board. There were no Board members which expressed interest in meeting with the Aflac representatives.Audit 2006- 2007- Sayles moved to accept the letter of recommendations from Demis & Wenzlick for the 2006-2007 Audit. Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried. L. Ash moved to accept the 2006-2007 audit report presented by Demis & Wenzlick. Second by Sayles. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Propane Bids- Four bids were received. Applebee Oil & Propane- $1.699/gal, Blight Propane, Inc.- $1.629/gal, Ferrellgas- $1.699/gal, Lansing Ice and Fuel Co.- $1.628/gal. Zdunic moved to contract with Lansing Ice and Fuel Co. At $1.628/gal. Motion died for lack of second. Sayles move to contract propane with Blight Propane, Inc. at a cost of $1.629 as Blight is a local business and we have contracted with this company before and had excellent service. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Sayles moved to adjourn. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:25pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk