The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on December 1, 2008, 7:00pm at the Bennington Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Nancy Zdunic, Donna Ash.
Forsythe moved to approve the agenda as printed. Second by Zdunic. Motion carried.
Zdunic move to approve the minutes for the November 3, 2008 regular board meeting as printed. Second by Forsythe. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to approve the Treasurerís report as presented. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to pay bills as presented in the amount of $61,211.15. Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Comments from the floor:
H. Sparks- Co. Comm Update.
SSESA- Report on file.
Library- B. Adcock- Minutes on file.
Plan Comm- D. Ash- Discussed a variance request for Mr. Denard to build a barn that exceeds the maximum area and height. Mr. Denard was present and the issue was discussed. Concerns of the Township was the actual need to exceed the building size maximum and a land division on the property that had yet to be filed. No official stand was taken by the Township. Approval of a land division resulting in two parcels for Edingtons. Forsythe moved to concur with the Planning Commission and approve two land divisions for Larry and Lori Edington on parent parcel 010-36-100-007-04. Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Web Page- Forsythe- Report on file.
SATA- SATA is currently working on a cost analysis to determine the feasability of no zones.
Board of Review- Appointment to the board of review need to be made by January 1, 2009. Letters of interest are now being accepted. Appointments will be made December 17, 2008, 4:30pm.
Liability Insurance- Forsythe moved to continue with a 4 million dollar liability. Second by Garber. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Deputy Treasurer- The new Treasurer would like to be able to have two deputies for the month of December in order for the past Treasurer to help train. Forsythe moved to approve the appointment of two deputies for the Treasurer pending confirmation from MTA as to the legality of having two deputies. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
File Cabinets- There is a need for additional fire proof file cabinets at the Township Hall. Forsythe moved to approve the purchase of up to four additional two drawer lateral fireproof file cabinets. Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried. Garber moved to accept the construction proposal form LA Bennett Construction to install the file cabinets with top, move desk area to second office and install file cabinet in Assessors office, at a cost of $2,320.00. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Lake Manitou Association has invited the board to its annual meeting on December 6, 2008.
D. Ash moved to adjourn. Second by Zduinc. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 9:00pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk