The Bennington Township special board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on May 12,2010, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Nancy Zdunic, Donna Ash.
Jim Forsythe- Not present.
Shiawassee DistrictLibrary- Director Steven Flayer, Representatives Travis Senk and Brian Boggs.
Community District Library- Representative Josh Schu.
Township Residents- Four- Ron DeHaas, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Humphrey
Ron DeHaas- Stated that he believes the library is needed and the resources are necessary. However he did not like the accountability system. He also stated that it did not seem equitable to pay on acreage as a opposed to per household.
There was discussion about the future possibility of a single county library.
Currently Bennington Township is a member of the Shiawassee District Library. Residents pay for this service with a 1.25 mill levied on their taxes. There is no discussion of an increase in millage. There are 270 library cards issued within the Township, cards are issued per person. A card for non participating areas is $82/family.
The Community District Library currently collects a 0.5 mill for participating areas. There is discussion of an increase to 0.75 mills. A card for non participating areas is $45/family.
The library service issue will be placed on the June 7, 2010 regular board meeting agenda for further discussion.
D.Ash moved to adjourn. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:10pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk