February 4, 2013
The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on February 4, 2013, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Donna Ash.
Nancy Zdunic was 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 7, 2013 regular board meeting as printed. Second by L. Ash. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
L. Ash moved to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Second by Forsythe. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Garber moved to approve payment of bills as presented in the amount of $18,317.30. Second by Forsythe. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Fred Farkas- Spoke of his campaign for an Area Community Organization and Partnership that would include Lake Manitou and some surrounding areas. Currently taking a survey in regards to the interest in participation in using only one refuse service for the area.
Library- Ed Humphrey- Minutes for the January 2013 meeting on file.
Plan Comm- D. Ash- 2013 meeting days were approved. Discussed the Woodhull Master Plan review. Approved one land division for Steve Kobe. Forsythe moved to approve one land division on parcel #010-06-200-001 for Steven Kobe (with) the contingency of providing a legal description for new parcels and approval of the owners of the property. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Roads- L. Ash- Update. Need to set up a meeting to discuss 2013 Road Improvement Projects.
Web Page- Forsythe- Update.
Unfinished Business: None
Propane Tank- The Township has switched to the use of natural gas an no longer needs the propane tank. Forsythe moved to sell the propane tank to Shawnee Creek Farms for $900.00 and the conditions that the buyer moves the tank as their cost. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
SSESA- G. Hubbard- Purchased a new ambulance at a
cost of ~$140,000. Spoke of
the amended service fee schedule of the Authority.
Lake Manitou Association Hall Use- Letter was received form Fred Farkas inquiring as to the use of the Bennington Township Hall by the Lake Manitou Association for their monthly meetings with no charge to the Association. No action taken.
Library Newsletter- E-mail was received for the District Library inquiring as to the possibility of placing a newsletter from the library within the tax bills. The County which processes the Township tax bills is not able to mechanically place more than two pieces of paper within each envelope.
Cemetery Lawn Maintenance- L. Ash moved to accept the
contract extension from Munro Enterprise at a cost for all three
cemeteries of $300.00 per mow, $800.00 spring clean up, and $250.00 lawn
rolling. Second by Garber.
All board members in favor.
Annual Meeting- Forsythe moved to hold the Bennington
Township annual meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7:00pm with the
Budget Hearing immediately following at the Township Hall.
Second by L. Ash.
Salary Resolution- L. Ash moved to adopt a resolution to establish township Clerk and Treasurer salaries to be determined by the township residents. Second by Garber. All board members present in favor. Motion carried. (Complete wording of resolution available at Township Hall)
Fireworks Permit- Forsythe moved to approve the Fireworks Permit for William Nash for a fireworks display on July 27, 2013, 7:00pm – 12:00midnight with the contingency of proof of liability insurance. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried. L. Ash moved to approve the Fireworks Permit for Ace Pyro, LLC for the Lake Manitou Association on July 6, 2013 (rain date July 7, 2013) 8:00pm - 11:30pm. Second by Garber. Motion carried.
Poverty Exemption- Forsythe moved to adopt a resolution for Poverty Exemption Guidelines and Asset Test. Second by Garber. All board members present in favor. Motion carried. (Complete wording of resolution available at Township Hall)
Forsythe moved to adjourn. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:10pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk