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Township Board Meeting Minutes

Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For November 19, 2018 submitted on December 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, Bryan Landis, Bonnie Elliot and Sara Roberts

Accepted previous meeting minutes as presented by Clerk. Motion B. Elliott 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

-Cemetery – Meeting to be held after the holidays to match all existing paperwork. Hoping to be ready for spring. TABLED

New Business

-Jean Frankovich from Road Commission spoke about Senate Bill 396. This bill deals with road restrictions. Wanting the board to take a roll call to oppose the bill, and support it being rewritten. Road Commission just wants to help preserve roads better from bigger trucks, logging companies, etc. Jean does not have a time frame on acquiring an answer.

Roll call - 5 YAYS - 0 NAYS

-Advent Road sign and stop sign were cut down. Ordering new signs and to be billed to Inwood Township.

-Inwood Township audit has been approved.

-DesJarden’s snow plowing pricing has not changed from last year. Board will accept their bid as long as they push the snow back further. Motion K. Silkworth Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C


-Kelly contacted Becky Knoph on F.D. finances. They currently have $1,918.31 in checking and $62,257.40 in savings. Last year they netted $19,210.00

-EMS - absent


-Big Bay de Noc Class of 2019 looking for donations for their senior over night party. Motion to donate $100 B. Landis Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

-Little Bear Ice Skating season has begun. Current balance is $220. Motion to accept current balance B. Landis Support C. Watchorn AIF M/C

-Steve Schmeck sent an article about green burials. Kelly to check with funeral home on more details.

Public Comment

-Public comment is for comments only. If individuals want to speak and get answers they must ask to be put on the agenda.

-Dog/Noise ordinance – things have gotten better. Dogs will bark at feeding or hunting time. Board has asked to give it until spring to show more improvement.  -TABLED

Payment of Outstanding Bills

Payments made in the amount of $24,868.04 and deposits in the amount of $12,692.30

Motion B. Landis Support S. Roberts AIF M/C

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:57pm was made by C. Watchorn support B. Landis AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township hall were: Bill Anderson, Pat/Jan Carley, Sandy Roder, Jordan/Alexis Farmer, Don/Dorothy Rochefort, Keith/Mary Rochefort, Ed/Lisa Slavinski, Pete Crotteau, and Jean Frankovich

Submitted by  Sara Roberts, Inwood Township Clerk                      Approved on December 19, 2018