The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on June 6, 2011, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Nancy Zdunic, Donna Ash.
L. Ash moved to approve the agenda with additions. Second by Garber. Motion carried.
Zdunic moved to approve the minutes for the May 2, 2011 regular board meeting as printed. Second by L. Ash. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
L. Ash moved to approve the Treasurer's report as presented. Second by Zdunic. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Zdunic moved to pay bills as printed in the amount of $84,865.47. Second by Garber. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Public Comment: None
Shiawassee County Road Commission -Lonny Latunski - Discussed the chip seal problems from last year and the chip seal projects for this year. The cost to fog seal the problem roads from last year with no guarantee of the success are: Friegel Rd. - $13,350, Delaney Rd. - $3,900, Bennington Rd. - $11,715, Grand River Rd. - $11,570.
Library - E. Humphrey - Minutes on file.
SSESA - G. Hubbard - Delivered contract. Gave an update of activity in the area.
Plan Comm - D. Ash - Discussion of the Cell Tower
Application and the Flood Insurance Ordinance.
Roads -L. Ash - Mineral Well Brine will be applied June 15 - 21.
Web Page - Forsythe - Update.
SSESA Contract- Signed contract received.
SATA Contract - Zdunic moved to contract with SATA for public transportation from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 at a cost not to exceed $12,500.66. Second by Garber. All board members in favor. Motion carried. (This is a millage item that was voted in by residents in November 2010.)
Admin Fee - Zdunic moved to approve a 1% administration fee on the summer and winter tax billings of 2011. Second by Garber. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Tables for Hall- Zdunic suggested the purchase new tables for the hall, her reason for new tables was that plastic tables would be lighter and easier to manage. Zdunic will look into prices for tables.
Emergency Sirens - Forsythe mentioned the possibility of placing some emergency alert sirens within the Township. Chief Hubbard indicated that the cost for each siren was about $10,000 not including maintenance fees. One siren would serve five square miles.
Roads - Zdunic moved to chip and seal Bennington Rd. from M-52 west to Baldwin Rd. at a cost of $52,400.00 with an additional fog seal at a cost of $10,556 and to chip and seal Tyrrell Rd. from Morrice Rd. east to township line at a cost of $18,125.00. Second by Forsythe. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to adjourn. Second by Garber. Motion carried.
Donna Ash, Clerk