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Township Board Meeting Minutes

Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For September 19, 2018 submitted on October 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 and Sara Roberts

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

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

 Old Business

Cemetery issues are still being worked on. Received a new draft of cemetery layout – TABLED

 New Business

-Sheriff on mileage – Absent

 -Dog/Noise ordinance – Eight bear dogs barking all day and night has caused some disturbance in the community. Police were involved and gave warnings until township creates an ordinance. Board has compared to Manistique ordinance, that anything over four dogs must have a kennel license. Board will also be looking at county ordinances to get ideas on creating one for Inwood. Kelly to be writing a certified letter to the dog owner with a warning on future ordinance. -TABLED


F.D. has gotten three quotes from three different banks for new truck. USDA is offering a $50,000 match grant. If F.D. can match $50,000 themselves it looks like they would qualify. They can find out as early as November/December or as late as March. It may be a couple week wait to hear back from USDA on the paperwork. A new tanker could cost as much as $180,000. F.D. asking the board to help fill out paperwork and if approved by USDA, for the board to purchase new tanker. $50,000 if the grant goes through - $120,000 from bank loan. F.D. will be looking at $20,000 annually if everything goes through, with contingencies on borrowing money from the bank with lowest interest to buy new or used tanker. Based on approval of the grant - motion S.Roberts Support B. Landis AIF M/C

-New face shields for helmets to be ordered. Manistique gave Inwood theirs because of shortage. $257.00 for four face shields. Motion C. Watchorn Support B. Elliott AIF M/C

EMS- Becky Knoph and Cindy Swayer to attend conference that was discussed at last month’s meeting.

-EMS needs to order supplies from EMS account.

-Had a 4-wheeler accident, but all went well considering.


Discussed health insurance bills.

Bill Anderson on swing set fencing. Hoholik’s has cheaper garden fencing compared to Delta Fencing, which is more commercial. Township to go with cheaper price.

Public Comment

- Bill Anderson spoke on behalf of Sheriff on mileage.   

 Payment of Outstanding Bills

Payments made in the amount of $11,199.64 and deposits in the amount of $13,353.63

Motion B. Elliott Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

 Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:54pm was made by C. Watchorn support B. Landis AIF M/C

 Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township hall were: Keith and Mary Rochefort, Don and Dorothy Rochefort, Jan Carley, Sandy Roder, Bill Anderson, Cindy Swayer, Terry and Sandy Brooks. Jean Frankovich, and Joan Gossett.

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