Inwood Township

   Inwood Township Meeting Minutes  (As Corrected)

For April 19, 2023, MAY 17, 2023 submitted on May 17, 2023  JUNE 21, 2023

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

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

Acceptance of meeting minutes from April- need corrections

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

Public Comment

Old Business

ARPA Updates:

-accept standby generator for township hall from NLB Electric and Maintenance in the amount of $9,670.00. Includes 22kw Generator, 200 Amp Transfer Switch, Oil Heater, Battery Heater, Battery, Wire, Connectors, stand for keeping it out of the snow, Permit, and Labor. Motion R. Double, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Township Hall replacement of sink- tabled

Marq 6 update- tabled

New Business

Manistique Public Safety Update. Tim Russell and Corey Barr went over the millage that is being proposed for November election. They want to ask for a 2.35 mil, 5 years on the first go around.

City of Manistique would like to:

·       Provide a service that is legally obligated by licensure, which is to be able to respond to emergency ambulance calls (911) as an ALS agency twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This service is available countrywide COUNTYWIDE.

·       Provide transport service from Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (SMH) to other critical care facilities; Marquette Duke Lifepoint, Petoskey, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Green Bay, and more. This is necessary because of the need for further services not currently performed by SMH. It is crucial to understand that SMH only performs scheduled surgeries, not emergency surgery. Once stabilized, critically ill patients are transferred to other hospitals by an ambulance staffed with ALS personnel. This ensures proper patient care enroute and until they reach a care facility that can properly attend to a patient’s needs i.e heart catheterization, open heart surgery, stroke intervention embolisms etc.

·       Provide transport services back to Schoolcraft cunt COUNTY, SMH Swing bed/short term care, Schoolcraft medical Care Facility long term are CARE, Woodland Assisted Living, and home. These places offer long term care, rehabilitation services, and hospice.


Road Projects: discussion on priority roads that need work, asking for new estimates from Schoolcraft County Road Commission for updated estimates for 2023-2024.

Township Hall- Accept Cross General Contracting quote for the following:

·       Provide and install self-adhesive gasketing at door pair leading to pavilion and at outside door near restrooms.

·       Replace all exterior door sweeps with neoprene sweeps. Total door sweeps to be replaced (5)

·       Repair caulking joints at all exterior thresholds

·       Remove and replace (1) door closer with hold open function at storage room

Total Cost is $2,680.00. Motion K. Silkworth, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Inwood Township has SIGNED tax agreement with Schoolcraft County Treasurer- 2-year contract for creating 2023 database and generating the current tax bill.

Ambulance Stipend: Pay Cooks Volunteer EMS personnel a stipend of $25.00 for each run they go on. (Maximum 3 people per run). Record of attendance on runs will be sent monthly with updates. Motion K. Silkworth, S. BOUDREAU Support R. Double AIF M/C


FD/EMS From Brad Benard: We had 4 calls this month two were mutual aid. The past few months we have been working with the sheriff to put together a search and rescue team for the county staffed by different members from every department in the county. I’m still waiting on getting contractors to look at repairing the hall. No one seems to have time to come down and look at it. I’ll keep at it and let you all know as soon as I can catch a break. Lastly our agricultural incident training is coming up soon. We will be hosting all departments in the county, should be a good turnout and a good training.

EMS from Ryan Knoph:

March to current EMS report

2- fall/ lift assist, 2- PI accidents

The ambulance will have to go to Bay View truck repair sometime soon. Located the ongoing issue with the ambulance from the last time they looked at it. It will be to have a new turbo. Sometimes the rig will only run 50mphs.


FOIA requests for all 2020 general election data

Public comment

Payment of Outstanding Bills (CHECKING ACCOUNT ONLY)

Township deposits in the amount of $36,972.97, payments in the amount $29,475.65 Motion B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C


Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 pm was made by B. Elliott, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township Hall were: Jan Carley, Steve Seppane, Tim Russell, Corey Barr.

Submitted by Robin Double, Inwood Township Clerk