March 30, 2015
The Annual Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor
Lee Ash on March 30, 2015, 7:00pm at the Township Hall.
Present: Jim Forsythe, Cindy Garber, Lee Ash, Donna Ash.
Nancy Zdunic not present.
Also present: Township Attorney Lynn Bowne
Perry Fire Chief Guy Hubbard
Residents: Mary Jo Forsythe, Dorine Luft, Russ Thomas, Frank Gregory.
Forsythe moved to approve the agenda as printed. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Garber moved to approve the minutes for the March 26, 2014 Annual meeting as printed. Second by Forsythe. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Supervisor Comments: Lee Ash- Year End Report of Township Activities.
SSESA – Fire Chief Guy Hubbard – Year End Report for the Township.
Old Business: None
Salary Resolution – Resident Frank Gregory moved to increase the Township Board Elected Officials salary by $60.00 per month. Second by Resident Russ Thomas. Hand vote: Yes – 8, No – 0. Motion carried.
Meeting Dates – L. Ash moved to approve the regular meeting schedule for 2015 -2016 with meetings to be held on the first Monday of each month except for September when the meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, with all meeting beginning at 7:00pm at the Township Hall. Second by Forsythe. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Annual Meeting 2016 – Forsyth moved to hold an Annual Meeting for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. Second by Garber. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
2015 – 2016 Budget Presentation:
Frank Gregory – Asked about the auditors merge with another company, the accessory building at Lake Manitou, and how the attorney fees were charged.
Mary Jo Forsythe – Stated that everyone on the board was doing a great job.
Lynn Bowne Township Attorney – Updated the board on the property purchase, fielded questions about property lines regarding fencing and overhanging trees, the removal of deer carcasses, and was requested to make changes to the weed ordinance.
Forsythe moved to adjourn. Second by L. Ash. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:02pm
2015-2016 Budget Hearing:
The Bennington township Budget Hearing was called to order by Supervisor Lee Ash on March 30, 2015, 8:02pm at the Bennington Township Hall.
Forsythe moved to approve the 2015 – 2016 budget as presented. Second by Garber. All board members present in favor. Motion carried.
Forsythe moved to adjourn. Second by Garber. Motion carried.
Adjournment at 8:03pm.
Donna Ash, Clerk