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Township Board Meeting Minutes

Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For December 20, 2017 submitted on January 17, 2018


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, Bonnie Elliot, with Sara Roberts absent

Accepted previous meeting minutes as presented by Treasurer from Clerk. Motion B. Landis Support B. Elliot  AIF M/C.

Accepted the financial report as presented by treasurer. Motion B. Elliot Support B. Landis AIF M/C


Old Business

-Ridge Road issues continue to be TABLED, until we get more information from the lady from Equalization. There is only one person that receives mail, other are camps. Concerned that if there is no sign, that the Fire Department or Law Enforcement won’t be able to find it. Keith had met with the ladies from Equalization and apparently the issues are getting worked on. One sign that says Ridge Road and another that says private drive are ready to be put up.


New Business

-Allen Barr working on getting better internet service for the area. Has been working on it for the last three years, but has always been told that it would be too expensive. Finally have found a company, Marq 6 Broadband, which has said yes to the project. It is currently being tested on the tower in Cooks. Planning on covering all of Schoolcraft and Delta counties. Other engineering elements are still being worked on at the moment. They will have a few different services that will be offered. Cost will be $60 for standard service, $80 for extra user service, and $20 extra for phone service. No contract and free installation. There will be a building in town where you can go in to discuss the service. Ready for purchase and installation now. For more information visit their website www.marq6.com


-The old Save-A-Lot has been purchased for Good Neighbors, adding a soup kitchen and a bigger food pantry.


-Ad was put in the paper for snow plowing bids and DesJarden’s was the only one we received. Plow for $25 at the Fire Hall per occurrence and $60 at the Township Hall. Prices include shoveling sidewalks. Kelly will be contacting Jason to push snow further back so we don’t lose parking space. Plowing at the hall will be done as needed, but will be done before board meeting every month. Plowing will be done regularly at the Fire Hall to insure easy access for fire equipment.


-Board of Review Training will be held in Harris on February 21, 2018. Asking to approve for January meeting when we get prices. Want to send in early to get cheaper price. Motion B. Elliot Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C


-Furnace in Fire Hall has quit working. Asked Hoholik’s and Paul’s Plumbing for bids on a new furnace. Hoholik’s bid was $2,800 for new furnace, labor, and to remove old furnace. Paul’s was $3,000 for same items. When call was made to Hoholik’s no one was available to go out there, but Paul’s Plumbing sent someone out immediately. Due to Paul’s outstanding customer service and immediate help when the furnace quit, board has decided to go with Paul’s despite the $200 difference. Motion B. Elliot Support B. Landis AIF M/C



-Fire Department asking for $200 towards Annual Fire Department Potluck on January 20, 2018. Motion C. Watchorn Support B. Landis AIF M/C


-Cindy to check to see if there is a red light outside of the fire hall that indicates whether the furnace is on or not.


-Cindy is asking for $600 to pay for an EMT student to finish the EMT course. Motion C. Watchorn Support B. Landis AIF M/C




Public Comment


Payment of Outstanding Bills

Payments made in the amount of $8,349.94 and deposits in the amount of $107.88. Motion C. Watchorn Support B. Landis AIF M/C


Motion to adjourn the meeting at was made by B. Landis support C. Watchorn AIF M/C


Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township hall were: Allen Barr, Dan Links, Cindy Swayer, Keith Rochefort, Mary Rochefort, Don Rochefort, Dorothy Rochefort, Pat Carley, Jan Carley, and Terry Brooks.



   Submitted by Sara Roberts, Inwood Township Clerk   
Approved on Janusry 17, 2018