Meeting Minutes - May 8, 2017 

Charlevoix Township Board

Minutes of Regular Meeting

May 8, 2017

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The Charlevoix Township Board meeting was called to order by Township Clerk Witherspoon with Board Members Rajewski, Christiansen, and Williams present.  Chuck Center was absent.


The minutes of the regular April 10, 2017, Board meeting were accepted as presented.


The financial report was given by Treasurer Williams.


Fire Chief Dan Thorp reported on the merger of the City of Charlevoix and Charlevoix Township fire departments. Cross-training has begun for all personnel and equipment, and he is looking into obtaining a polo-type shirt for all personnel. He informed the Board that the City's Fire Department previously had in place a non-profit association for fund raising purposes, and he was advised to meet with the Township's accountant.


Witherspoon reported that Scott Boss will store any trees removed from his property until the Township decides where they will be transplanted. 


The agenda listed the municipalities under contract for fire protection with the Township and the dollar amount of each contract.  Public comment was heard regarding the contract funds being segregated in a separate fire department account.


Public comment was heard requesting more effort to publicize the Township spring cleanup dates.


Rajewski moved and Williams supported a motion to allow the Clerk to pay bills presented and appropriated. Motion carried unanimously.   (M-18-17)


Rajewski reported that the Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for May 17, 2017, and Williams reported that there will be a Special Township Board Meeting on May 17, 2017, to discuss insurance and salary increases.


The meeting adjourned at 7:23 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Teresa A. Sotuyo,

Recording Secretary