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Township Board Meeting Minutes

Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For August 15, 2018 submitted on September 19, 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, Bonnie Elliot, Sara Roberts, and Bryan Landis absent

Accepted previous meeting minutes as presented by Clerk. Motion S. Roberts Support B. Elliott AIF M/C.

Accepted the financial report as presented by Treasurer. Motion S. Roberts Support B. Elliot AIF M/C 

Old Business

-Mike Peterson surveying has done new survey on the new part of the cemetery. He found all markers, finishing the project today. Will be sending found information and a bill. – TABLED 

New Business

-Rose Pann from Michigan Works spoke. She stated that 38% of Schoolcraft County is at poverty level. Michigan Works is trying to branch out by helping not only with finding jobs, but also with paying for college, college supplies, CDL testing, hotel expenses, etc. They also help build resumes. Visit the office with any questions. 

-Sandy Roder has been researching on how many people in the downtown Cooks area that may be interested in switching to Marq 6 service. It is currently not available past Cooks hill due to the current location of the tower. Marq 6 is looking for other options for an addition tower to help the people in this area. They are looking to talk to Ed Rondeau for possible tower placement. All people that are looking to switch would need a router. Marq 6 is very secure and reasonably priced. If you have any questions you can look on their website.  

-Discussion on hall rental pricing “For Profit”. Ex. Rummage Sale. Asking to reduce price from $100 to $75. Pricing to stay the same until February when all prices are revisited.  


FD – all has been calm. Prepping for Corn Roast. Discussed tanker options. Pricing anywhere from $180,000 - $255,000 for new and $127,000 - $137,000 for used. Maximum length that can fit at the Fire Hall is 25 feet. Got a quote from State Bank. A $200,000 loan at 10 years would be $24,642.93 annually at 3.93% interest. Or a 7 year at 3.7% and $20,000 annually. Board requested to get more ideas on tankers and more bank loan quotes.

EMS – Sending EMTs to conference. Wanting Board to pay for them to go at $100/person per day for Friday and Saturday, and $40 on Sunday. Coming out of FD Budget. As many that want to go can go. 


-Pricing on propane.  

Public Comment

- Cleanup some things on the cemetery. Certain areas that cannot be mowed or weed whipped. Need to do cleanup at cemetery and behind ball field that may cost some money.   

-Void Ck# 7024
-Schoolcraft County Transit Authority had started new Regional Route to Escanaba. Runs Monday through Friday, three times per day. Call for any questions at 906-341-2111.

Payment of Outstanding Bills

Payments made in the amount of $15.761.71 and deposits in the amount of $3,596.13.

Motion S. Roberts Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:24pm was made by C. Watchorn support S. Roberts AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township hall were: Rose Pann, Dan Lance, Barb Foor, Don & Dorothy Rochefort, Keith & Mary Rochefort, Becky Knoph, Walt Thompson, Jean Frankovich, Bill Anderson, Sandy Roder, Ella Carley, Preston Swayer, Loren & Cindy Swayer, and Sarah Unger.


Submitted by Sara Roberts Inwood Township Clerk

Approved on September 19, 2018