Inwood Township

   Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For February 15, 2023, submitted on March 15, 2023


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 meeting minutes from December, Motion B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Acceptance of previous meeting minutes from January, tabled minutes for corrections

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


Public Comment

Joanne Annelin thanked the board for sending her to the Board of Review Training in Harris

Old Business


New Business

- Budget Amendment: Take $3,000 out of 101-448 Public Works and put into 101-257 Assessing Equalization

- Take $2,000 out of 101-262 Elections and put into 101-272 Other Government

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

Schoolcraft County Road Commission presented 5-year plans for roads

ARPA Updates:

- S. Boudreau getting estimates for a STANDBY generator for township hall.

- Received Hoholik Enterprises estimate for New Lennox PureAir air Purification System at $2,885.00. Currently waiting on another estimate.

Schoolcraft County Commissioner DAN HOHOLIK asked Inwood Township if they have any proposed projects that we need help paying for. Inwood is proposing to ask for help paying for road repairs.

Ceiling fans- completed installation of 4 fans by Nathan Berg, NBL Electrical & Maintenance LLC. certified electrician. Paid down payment of $1000.00, paying remaining balance of $831.00.

Approve Paying for 6 paper towels, 6 soaps, and 80 rolls of toilet paper from Fastenel for the hall in the amount of $355.13. Erie Demers will install Dispensers.


Report from Brad Benard- We had three calls since last meeting. One was for a snowmobile accident up by gooseneck lake where we used our side by side to transport medics and the patient. The other was mutual aid for the Fishdam accident. We used our brush truck to do traffic control and provided man power to help on the scene itself. The third was a mutual aid for Manistique fd for a fire on range street. We didn’t bring any apparatus just man power. As per our last fire meeting that was attended by Kelly and Sherry we are asking permission to build a permanent building for an improved chicken cooking area. All materials and labor would be donated or covered by us. We would just like permission from the board to proceed. And finally, the increase in the power bill was because we need to provide heat to our side by side in the winter so it will be dependable and start when needed. Also there has been a lot more activity there the past month with lights being on and doors being opened and closed. So, I would expect a higher bill. The heater was only used to offset the really cold weather. It’s is off now. I am currently gathering quotes on fixing the issues we discussed with the hall. I hope to have three by my next report. Finally, I contacted Nate Berg to wire some emergency lights for our trailer. This cost will be covered by us. Just simply filling you all in on the goings on. Thank you to Kelly and Sherry for attending our last meeting, I left there feeling very confident that we are in a good position between our department and the township. Looking forward to working together in the future to provide our Township with a reliable and effective department.


Permission to place a permanent chicken cooking area for annual Corn Roast on Inwood Township property. Motion K. Silkworth, Support B. Landis AIF M/C


Report from Ryan Knoph-

Ems report from December to today

We have been paged out 8 times

Two mutual aid calls for Tri Star. MVA and a fall

Two Snowmachine accidents

And 4 sick person calls.

Three fatalities from these calls.


CUPPAD- Support the 2023 Schoolcraft County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Schoolcraft County Hazard Mitigation Plan is defined as any action taken before, during, or after a disaster or emergency to permanently eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life and property.

WHEREAS, Robert T. Stafford disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, is the federal law that creates the framework for state, local, tribal and territorial governments to engage in hazard mitigation planning to receive certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance; and

WHEREAS FEMA manages the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program which provides funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments so they can develop hazard mitigation plans and rebuilt in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities.


Public comment


Payment of Outstanding Bills

Township deposits in the amount of $9,809.334, $23,584.43 Payments in the amount of $13,272.80 $12,272.80

Motion K. Silkworth, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:53pm was made by B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township Hall were: Nathan Berg, Keith and Mary Rochefort, Jean Vanderville, Rob Lacroix, Joanne Annelin, Barb and Darryl Foor.


Submitted by Robin Double, Inwood Township Clerk