May 5, 2014
The Bennington Township regular board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on May 5, 2014, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Nancy Zdunic, Donna Ash
Forsythe moved to approve the agenda with subtraction of web page report. Second by Zdunic. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to approve the minutes with typo corrections. Second by Garber. 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 presented in the amount of $24,414.75. Second by Garber. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
Deana Finnegan, Prosecuting Attorney – Candidate for 35th Judicial Circuit Court
George Stevenson – Candidate for 35th Judicial Circuit Court
Justin Horvath – Shiawassee Economic Development Update
Jeff Bartz- Shiawassee County Commissioner Update
Library – E. Humphrey – Minutes on file
Plan Comm – D. Ash – Reviewed a variance request from Jeaneen Jacobs.
Roads – L. Ash – Update
Township Garbage Pickup – The board was updated on the information received. Research into this will continue for next meeting.
Cost Recovery – Fire Charges Ordinance - Owosso Township presented an ordinance for cost recovery of fire expenses that they wanted the Township to consider. The ordinance will be reviewed again for next meeting.
Fireworks Permit – Forsythe moved to approve the Permit for Fireworks Display for Ace Pyro, LLC for Lake Manitou on July 5, 2014 at 9:00pm to 11:30pm with a rain date of July 6, 2014 contingent upon the filing of insurance information. Second by Zdunic. All board members in favor. Motion carried. L. Ash moved to approve the Permit for Fireworks Display for William Nash – MPAG for Nash Nurseries on July 19, 2014 at 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight contingent upon the filing of insurance information. Second by Garber. All board members in favor. Motion carried
Hardy- Jennings Drain Resolution – At the last meeting Drain Commissioner Tony Newman presented the board with a resolution to consider that would combine the Hardy and Jennings Drains together. Garber moved to pass a resolution to combine the Hardy Drain and the Jennings Drain into one Drain titled the Hardy-Jennings Drain. Second by Forsythe. All board members in favor. Motion carried.
MAGNET – Letter was received requested money from the Township to help fund the MAGNET program. The Township will hold for a representative from MAGNET to come to a meeting.
City Of Perry – Roundabout Resolution – The City of Perry requested that the Township pass a resolution against the roundabout scheduled to be placed in Perry. As of this meeting MDOT is no longer considering Perry as a location for a roundabout.
Junk Day – Spring & Fall – consideration of having a Township Junk Day twice a year. This will be held unto a decision has been made regarding Township Garbage Pickup.
Zdunic moved to adjourn. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 9:15pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk