The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on February 1, 2010, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Donna Ash.
Nancy Zdunic- Not Present
Forsythe moved to approve the agenda with the addition of Township Sign and Cemetery Headstone. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Garber moved to approve the minutes for January 4, 2010 regular board meeting with correction of the word to, to is. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to approve the Treasurers report as presented. Second by L. Ash. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to pay bills as presented in the amount of $18,164.44. Second by Garber. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Comments from the floor:
Jim Stechschulte- Candidate for 85th District State Representative.
Deputy Duffield- County Sheriffs update.
Lieutenant Nickols- SSESA update.
Library - No representative.
Plan Comm- D. Ash- Review of the variance request for James Edwards. No action taken the county has already approved. Next meeting 2/25/10.
Web Page- Forsythe- Update.
Burnham & Flower- Insurance Clarification, the Township could not take Parts A, B & C for a reduction. - Forsythe moved to choose Part B for a reduction and continue at four million in liability, causing an additional payment of $553.00. Second by Garber. Roll call vote: All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Farmers Market- Information about joining Michigan Farmers Market Association. A special meeting will be held on March 15th for vendors that are interested in participating in the market this year. D. Ash moved to place an ad in the paper for the special farmers market meeting on March 15. Second by Forsythe. Motion carried.
2010 Road Meeting- There will be a special meeting held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00 noon to discuss the 2010 Road projects.
2010 Annual Meeting Date- The 2010 Annual Meeting will be held on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Board Salary Resolutions- The board will not be seeking an increase in salary for 2010.
H. Sparks- County Comm Update.
Cemetery Headstone- Forsythe stated that there was a headstone in Howard Cemetery that was broken. L. Ash stated that the headstones were in the process of being fixed.
Twp Sign- Forsythe stated that there was no Township boundary sign on Tyrrell Rd. L. Ash will check with the Road Comm for placement of a sign.
Assessors Report- Steve Schweikert.
Owosso Fire- New Chief Dave Johnson and Assistant Chief Mike Thornburg present to discuss their ideas for the Owosso Fire Department.
Forsythe moved to adjourn. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:15pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk