Inwood Township

   Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

For March 15, 2023, submitted on April 19, 2023


Meeting was called to order at 7 P.M. by Clerk Robin Double.

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

Acceptance of meeting minutes from January, Motion B. Elliott, Support S. Boudreau AIF M/C

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

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

Public Comment

Old Business

ARPA Updates:

- Estimates for a standby generator for township hall. Tabled

- New air Purification System, currently waiting on another estimate. Tabled

New Business

- Approve 2023/2024 budget IN THE AMOUNT OF $280,700.00. Motion B. Landis, support S. Boudreau AIF M/C

- Advisor will be sending printed ads with invoices

- Inwood Township T-ball support. Tabled

- Inwood Township to pay registration, food, lodging and mileage FOR TRAINING FOR CLERK ROBIN DOUBLE TO THE training for board members MTA CONFERENCE IN TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN. Motion S Boudreau, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C

Allowance of hourly rate for trainings to be $15.00 per hour. Tabled

- CD. Current CD ends March 27th from Peninsula Federal Credit Union.

- Continue current amount of $176,188.91 plus interest that will be received on March 27th for 15 months at 4.60% APY. Adding an additional $50,000 out of State Savings checking account to the CD in Peninsula Federal Credit Union

- Take $150,000 out of State Savings checking account and put it into Manistique Federal Credit Union CD for 3 months at a rate of 2.75% APY

- Take $75,000 from checking account in State Savings and put into a CD at State Savings Bank for 6 months at 3.00% APY. Motion B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

- Spring Cleanup- Zellars Sanitation will accept 600 pounds per Inwood Township household from May 15th-19th 8am-4pm and on May 20th from 8am-12pm at .0825 cents per pound. Inwood township will also pay extra for mattresses and TV’s. Motion R. Double, Support S. Boudreau AIF M/C

- Lawn Care ad- adding “must be insured” to our current accepting mowing bids for Inwood Township ad. Also running the Mowing ad for 2 more weeks. Motion B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

- Budget Amendment: Take $3,000 out of 201-446 Roads and put into 101-265 Building and Grounds. Motion S. Boudreau, Support R. Double AIF M/C


Report from Brad Benard- Not a super long report tonight. We’ve had one call and that was for a chimney fire. It was actually in our township and the fire was contained to the chimney thanks to quick action from Scott Williams. Our side by side is currently being worked on by Nate Berg. He will wire the lights on our trailer when he’s done. We are ramping up our planning for the corn roast, purchasing prizes and such. We actually purchased our grand prize early this year. It is a Polaris ranger double cab. We are excited to see how much interest we have in it. that’s all I have for the month. Thank you


Report from Ryan Knoph-

February 15th till March 15th EMS report

5 calls

1 fall call

4 sick person call


Pay $2,000 payment to Tri County Volunteer Fire Department for Annual Mutual Aid Services. Motion R. Double, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C

Continue to pay Municipal Retirement Systems in advance for retirement plan.

Liquor Commission sent Certificate of Compliance

Public comment

Pat Carley stated that hired/elected positions should be given a job list (used County Commissioners as an example) before they accept the position. All duties and requirements of the position should be known. Attending trainings should not have to go to board for approval every time.

Payment of Outstanding Bills

Township deposits in the amount of $70,717.48 $70,777.48, Payments in the amount of $10,804.18  10,363.18

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

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:44pm was made by B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township Hall were: Jean Vanderville, Pat and Jan Carley.


Submitted by Robin Double, Inwood Township Clerk