The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on February 2, 2009, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Donna Ash.
Nancy Zdunic, not present.
L. Ash moved to approve the agenda with additions. Second by Forsythe. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to approve the minutes for the January 5, 2009 regular meeting with the correction of the December minute approvals being changed from 2009 to 2008. Second by Garber. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
L. Ash moved to accept the Treasurerís report as presented. Second by D. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Garber moved to pay bills as presented in the amount of $32,073.76. Second by Forsythe. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Comments From the Floor:
Sergeant M. Gute from the Sheriffs Dept gave an update of activity within the Township. Report on file.
Justin Horvath from the Shiawassee Economic Development gave and update of activity.
Frank Gregory asked if there was a Deputy Treasurer. The Treasurer has appointed Maranda Bamber as Deputy Treasurer.
SSESA- Report on file.
LSW- Annual report on file.
Library- B. Adcock- Meeting on 1-28-09. Report on file.
Plan Comm- D. Ash- Rowe Eng. present to comment on Wind Energy.
Roads- L. Ash- A special meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 1:00pm to discuss 2009 road improvement projects.
Web Page- Forsythe- Report on file.
H. Sparks- Co Comm Update.
SATA- Representative form SATA present of answer questions. Forsythe moved to adopt a resolution to have Bennington Township become a participating member of SATA for a period of seven months form March 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 at a cost of no more than $3,222.05. Second by Garber. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried. (Complete wording of resolution can be obtained at the Township Hall).
2009 - 2010 Board Salary Resolution- D. Ash moved to request no salary increase for the fiscal year 2009 - 2010. Second by Forsythe. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
2009 Annual Meeting- Forsythe moved to hold an annual meeting for 2009 on March 31, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Township Hall with the Budget Hearing immediately following. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Budget Considerations- Forsythe commented on his opinions of the economy and suggestions for items to be considered as part of the 2009 - 2010 budget.
Forsythe moved to adjourn. Second by D. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:52pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk