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Township Board Meeting Minutes

Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For March 15, 2017 submitted on April 19, 2017

Pledge of allegiance was said
Meeting was called to order at 7 P.M. by Kelly Silkworth Supervisor.
Board members present: Cindy Watchorn, Kelly Silkworth, Bryan Landis, Sara Roberts, and Bonnie Elliot
Accepted previous meeting minutes as presented by clerk. Motion B. Landis Support S. Roberts AIF M/C.
Accepted the financial report as presented by treasurer. Motion S. Roberts Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Old Business
New budget for 2017/2018 fiscal year was presented. Motion C. Watchorn Support S. Roberts AIF M/C

New Business
-Al Grimm from the local Moose Lodge spoke about honoring “Local Heroes” by offering a free one year membership for the Lodge. Local Heroes include firemen, policemen, EMT, first response, military, and others of that nature. Applications available. The Moose is great for gatherings and is for members only. Some of the money made by the Moose is donated to places such as a Chicago school for neglected children. To become a new member, costs for men are $65 for men and $45 for women.

-BOR wage increase was discussed. Surrounding townships were compared to Inwood, and was decided to increase BOR wages from $10/hour to $13/per hour and also have one dinner provided for the one evening meeting in March. Was also mentioned that BOR is in need of alternates. Motion C. Watchorn Support B. Landis AIF M/C

-At the last meeting it was mentioned that the F.D. in upcoming years will be in need of a new fire truck. Board is proposing that the township will put money away towards a new truck as long as the F.D. contributes as well. $10,000 was put into an account already. Money that is left over at the end of each year in that account will be carried over into the following year. Amounts to be contributed each year will be discussed in upcoming meetings – TABLED

-A $200.00 donation will be made out to Becky Dennis to help with expenses for the Annual Big Bay de Noc Easter Egg Hunt. Motion C. Watchorn Support B. Landis AIF M/C

-Letter from TriCounty was received. A $2,000 donation will be made out to their department for helping cover areas for Inwood. Their fundraiser will be held July 15th, 2017. All invited Motion B. Landis Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

-Spring Cleanup proposed at 600lbs at $.0825/lb. Approximately $2,000 was spent last year towards the cleanup. Will be held the first full week in June.
-T-ball and Baseball signup was held. Only eight kids signed up. Due to lack of players, the children will have to play for Manistique. Recreation fund to donate $420 towards shirts for the kids to play. Motion S. Roberts Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

-DesJarden’s wants approval to start salvaging the old hall to prepare for upcoming demolition. Whatever is taken out of the hall will be deducted off of demolition price. Wants to start immediately. F.D. may be interested in stoves and refrigerators – Board granted a two week time frame for items to be removed.

-F.D. – nothing Loren Swayer absent

-EMS – CPR Training to be held 3/20/17. Plans on advertising for two weeks. Pipeline training to be held 3/22/17. Will be open to other townships. Yearly inspection was done. A lot of updates needed on outdates items. Outdated supplies are used in training.
-EMS funds come out of F.D. budget.
-Anything over $200 in costs needs to be approved by the Board before purchasing.
-Garage door opener ordered through Menards.

Open skate list was fixed and updated. $212 balance.

Public Comment
-Public member mentioned talking to Doyle Township about closed down F.D. for possible salvageable items.

Payment of Outstanding Bills
Payments made in the amount of $8,304.68 and deposits in the amount of $62,789.48. Motion S. Roberts Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m. was made by B. Landis Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township hall were: Keith Rochefort, Mary Rochefort, Don Rochefort, Dorothy Rochefort, Al Grim, Pat Carley, Jan Carley, Shirley Demars, Pete Crotteau, Cindy Swayer, Claire Marr, and Russ Marr.

Submitted by
Sara Roberts
Inwood Township Clerk Approved on March 15, 2016