Inwood Township

   Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

       For June 21, 2023 submitted on July 19, 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 May – with corrections Motion S. Boudreau, Support K. Silkworth AIF M/C

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

Public Comment

Discussion on Cooks School South Road from residents living on that road

Old Business

2023 Road Projects- Davidson Road from CR-442 east 0.5 miles (estimated cost $33,625), Cooks School South Road from pavement south 0.6 miles south (estimated cost $39,335), and fixing portion of existing road to add a 4-inch lift.

2024 spring road projects to include Spielmacher Road from CR-442 west 0.5 miles (estimated cost $29,816) and Depot Road from pavement end to road end (estimated cost $17,164).

Marq 6 update- tabled

New Business

Seal Coating- Inwood township hall parking lot should be done every 5 years, last done in 2017. Estimate from UP Seal Coating for stripping, sealing and line striping is $4,600. Motion S. Boudreau, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

Township Hall Rental Prices- Cost for resident is currently $75.00, residents are still paying on hall for another year on their taxes, discuss again in the spring of 2024

Township Hall Rental Criteria- From this day forward, resident rentals will only include parents, children and grandchildren of resident renting the hall.
Motion B. Landis, Support S. Boudreau, R. Double-no, M/C

CD Renewal- Invest $151,000 from Manistique Federal Credit Union into Limestone Federal Credit Union for 9 months at a 5.25% APY. Motion S. Boudreau, Support R. Double AIF M/C

AED for Township Hall- Applied for a grant, if grant is not accepted, Inwood Township will purchase an AED for township hall out of the general fund at the cost of $2,091.00 plus additional 6% sales tax if they don’t except tax exempt. Motion K. Silkworth, Support B. Landis AIF M/C

FD/EMS From Brad Benard:

This month with the dry weather has been our busiest. We had 6 calls for fire and assisted with 3 Ems calls. All 6 were here in our township. We had to purchase a new booster line for our brush truck 381 since a fire last month claimed it. The agriculture training was a huge success. We had 6 departments from through the county come for it. It was two very long days but we learned many techniques for heavy equipment rescue and most importantly we learned how to rescue a patient from being engulfed in a silo. With the amount of local farming these skills will prove useful but hopefully never needed. Thank you all for allowing us to use the hall for that. Lastly, I was called yesterday by a guy doing a bike tour through our area and he asked me if they could set up a water/relief station in our parking lot with a porta John. I had told him I would have to ask as I’m simply the fire guy. If you can let me know the answer I will relay it to him. That is all I have for this month.

EMS from Ryan Knoph:

May 16th till June 20

5 calls

Accident, Seizure, Trauma, Sick person, Cardiac issue

Yearly state inspection will be done sometime in the next month. So, there will be a license renewal fee being sent once I apply. Will be needing to update some supplies that expire at end of June. Most of the supplies have a shelf life of 2 years. Someone from the board will need to get ahold of McKesson to get our account unlocked. They told me it has to be done by an approved township board member, because it is under their name. Never received an email or anything on an approval to get the ambulance turbo looked at by Bayview.


FOIA requests for Tax information

F65 is complete

Public comment

Payment of Outstanding Bills (CHECKING ACCOUNT ONLY)

Township deposits in the amount of $4,765.03, payments in the amount $19,249.17 Motion B. Landis, Support K. Silkworth AIF M/C

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 pm was made by B. Landis, Support K. Silkworth AIF M/C

Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township Hall were: Mike Herro, Ted Foye, Tony Neddleton, Jean Vanderville.


Submitted by Robin Double, Inwood Township Clerk