The Bennington Township Annual Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on March 31, 2009, 7:00pm at the Bennington Township Hall.
Present: Board Members- Lee Ash, Cindy Garber, Jim Forsythe, Nancy Zdunic, Donna Ash.
Attorney- Lynn Bowne
Residents- Mary Jo Forsythe, Frank Gregory, Bob Ware, Dorothy Ware, Carolyn Morse, Carol Palembas, Allan Dutcher, Yvonne Cooper.
Non-residents- Julia Heilig
Forsythe moved to approve the agenda as printed. Second by Zdunic. Motion carried.
Zdunic moved to approve the minutes for the March 31, 2008 annual meeting with corrections. Second by Garber. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Supervisor Comments- Lee Ash- Year End Report of Township Activities.
Unfinished Business: None
Township Projects- Discussion of possible projects for the year of a junk day/recycling day, and a farmers market.
2009-2010 Meeting Dates- Forsythe moved to accept the 2009-2010 regular meeting dates for the first Monday of each month unless Monday is a legal holiday then the meeting will be held on the first available day. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
2010 Annual Meeting- Forsythe moved to hold an annual meeting for 2010. Second by D. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
|General Fund-||Revenues||$ 680,175.00|
|Fire Fund-||Revenues||$ 106,820.62|
|Cemetery Fund||Revenues||$ 600.00|
|Ambulance Fund||Revenues||$ 49,770.00|
|Revolving Fund||Revenues||$ 0.00|
Comments from the floor:
Frank Gregory- Questioned if the budget included a salary increase.
The Board is not requesting a raise.
Carol Palembus- Questioned why the property values decrease and the taxes increase.
Proposal A allows for a 5% increase or the cost of living increase.
Yvonne Cooper- Questioned if the Planning Commission was a separate board from the Twp Bd.
Yes it is a separate board.
Attorney Lynn Bowne- Referred to the SATA contract in that it was not necessary to be an additionally insured as they are an independent contractor.
Frank Gregory- Asked about the 2009-2010 road projects.
Zdunic moved to adjourn. Second by Forsythe. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 7:47pm.
Zdunic moved to open the budget hearing meeting at 7:47 pm. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to accept the 2009-2010 budget as printed. Second by Zdunic. Roll call vote: All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Zdunic moved to adjourn. Second by Garber. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 7:50pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk