Inwood Township

   Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For March 16th, 2022, submitted on April 12th, 2022 

Meeting was called to order at 7 P.M. by Supervisor Kelly Silkworth.

Board members present: Bonnie Elliott, Bryan Landis, Sherry Boudreau, Robin Double, Kelly Silkworth

Acceptance of previous meeting minutes from February. Motion B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C

Acceptance of financial report as presented by Treasurer Sherry Boudreau. Motion B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Public Comment

Old Business

New Business

Board of Review- Would like to have paper assessor cards back, the information put in the computer was minimal. Kelly Silkworth finding out if we can obtain a search warrant for the paper cards from Tom Kitzman. We need to take legal action in getting Inwood property back from the former assessor Tom Kitzman

2022-2023 budget approved as presented. The budget amount approved is $252,335. Motion B. Landis, Support S. Boudreau, AIF M/C

Grant for Franchise to Cloverland Electric. Cloverland Electric wants a signed contract for continued access as in the past under Edison Sault Electric. Tabled

ARPA - Inwood Township to elect under the Final Rule, which will take effect April 1, 2022 the "Standard Allowance" for revenue loss of $10 million. Recipients that select the standard allowance may use that amount for government services, not to exceed the award allocation. Most townships really only want to use their ARPA funds for "normal" Michigan township needs, such as facility improvements, road projects, improving or adding township programs or services that may or may not have any connection with the COVID pandemic. The new $10 million "standard allowance" gives much more flexibility. Recipients must make this one-time decision during the April 2022 reporting deadline. Motion B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

941 Filing and W-2s -Changing Company from Capital Business to Lakeshore Accounting. 2020 941s from Capital business were not amended, but they amended them in 2021 stating they were done wrong. The years 2020 and 2021, the 941s were done quarterly exactly the same. Motion B. Landis, Support R. Double, AIF M/C

Hall Rentals – Accept new Hall Rental Prices presented by R. Double

        1-Day Hall Rental - $75
3-Day Hall Rental- $200
        50th Wedding Anniversary-Free 

        1-Day Rental - $175
        3-Day Hall Rental - $500
Funeral - $100

*All Hall rentals require a $100 deposit.
*All hall rentals need to have a $300,000 insurance rider for day of event.

Motion B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C 

K. Silkworth stated that meeting minutes should be sent out 8 days after a meeting and contracts to be sent out Friday or Saturday after meeting

Date of April Meeting- Change monthly township meeting to Tuesday April 12th instead of April 20th. Motion K. Silkworth, Support B. Landis AIF M/C 

New Sexton- Jerry Silkworth submitted bid for Inwood Township sexton, accept Jerry as Sexton and continue to pay Sexton monthly payment of $50 from April thru November. Motion B. Landis, Support R. Double AIF M/C 

Budget Amendment- Taking $200 from Building & Grounds 101-265 and adding it to Legislative Council Board and Commission 101-128.  Motion B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C 


Airgas- annual contract is no longer required


The Donald P. Thennes family donated a gift of $250.00 for the use of the hall for their loved one's service in January. 

Tri-County Fire department is asking for our annual fee of $2,000.00 to protect the north end of our township. Motion K. Silkworth, Support S. Boudreau AIF M/C 

Public Comment

Jean Vanderville from Schoolcraft County Road Commission explained Road ratings for our graveled township roads and the draining structures.

Payment of Outstanding Bills

Township deposits in the amount of $66,540.25, payments in the amount of $14,875.99. Motion R. Double, Support B. Landis, AIF M/C 

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:13pm was made by R. Double, Support B. Landis, AIF M/C 

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township hall were: Jean Vanderville, Keith and Mary Rochefort, Gail Demars, Cindy Swagart, Pat & Jan Carley, Joanne Annelin, Ian Stamply, Gina Feichtenbiner 

Submitted by Robin Double, Inwood Township Clerk                     
Approved on March 16, 2022