Inwood Township

   Inwood Township Meeting Minutes

       For July 19, 2023 submitted on August 16, 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 June – with correction Motion B. Elliott, Support S. Boudreau AIF M/C

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

*$220. Coming back from Marquette County Equalization due to a typo on the invoice.


Public Comment


Old Business

2023 Road Projects- Schoolcraft County updated the estimates to be more accurate.  

Davidson Road from CR-442 east 0.5 miles (estimated cost $37,682.51)

Cooks School South Road from pavement south 0.6 miles south also

fixing portion of existing road to add a 4-inch lift (estimated cost $61,790.41

2024 spring road projects to include Spielmacher Road from CR-442 west 0.5 miles (estimated cost $33,203.37) and Depot Road from pavement end to road end (estimated cost $19,065.62).

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


Marq 6 update- no update


AED for Township Hall- Applied for a grant, grant wasn’t lowering cost as expected. Inwood Township will purchase an AED and basic cabinet from AED Superstore 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 R. Double AIF M/C


New Business

Propane Prebuy through UP Propane for the 2023/2024 winter-

Firehall, purchase 2,000 gallons AT $1.799 PER GALLON (balance from previous year of $1,838.61). Total cost is $1,759.39.

Township Hall, purchase 1,400 gallons AT $1.799 PER GALLON (balance from previous year of $1,337.36). Total cost is $1,181.24.

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


Cloverland bill for Fire Hall is extremely high. Cloverland is going to check electrical services inside and out to see if there Is a reason for high costs. Fee of $75. Will be charged if they can’t find anything wrong. Motion K. Silkworth, Support B. Landis AIF M/C


FD/EMS From Brad Benard:

We had two calls, on the same day actually. One was way on the west end of our area over by Pete’s Lake. Our brush truck 381 started having issues at the parade. The dash lights and gauges started going “screwy” scheduled and appointment with up tire to have it looked at. I’ll keep the board apprised of the situation. As far as the quote for a new building, we were waiting on the last few prices for some small things. However, when I found out it would be a couple years at least, I dialed back my efforts to obtain prices. My thinking was that prices would change in a couple years and I wanted the most accurate price I could get. If the board just wants a ballpark number, I can get a speculative price. This is something I’d really like to see happen, but I feel we are getting ahead of ourselves. I believe we first should agree on a location for the building since we cannot build over the old one because our vehicles cannot stay outside. I’m not sure if that’s something we can sit down and discuss outside of a meeting or not. If we can I’ll be more than happy to sit down on a weekend for a bit and talk. Lastly, I was wondering if we could get our lines and writing on the pavement in front of our hall re-painted. They are worn quite extensively and I’m not sure the last time it was done. End of Brads Report.

*K. Silkworth finding out about Parking lot lines for Fire Department


EMS from Ryan Knoph:

4 call outs

2- falls

1- stroke

1- sick person

For the third month in a row. I’m waiting for a green light to bring the ambulance to bay view and get the turbo replaced. And waiting on if the McKesson account is opened back up. Inspection is second in August so supplies will need to be ordered shortly. Thank you. End of Ryans Report.

*Need to find different company other then McKesson to order supplies through as they want to take it directly out of township checking account

*Bring ambulance to be fixed



Brighthouse Financial Group Plan

Public comment


Payment of Outstanding Bills (checking account only)

Township deposits in the amount of $12,022.17, payments in the amount $15,522.32 Motion B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C


Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 pm was made by B. Landis, Support B. Elliott AIF M/C


Others present for the regular meeting at the Inwood Township Hall were: Ian Stampfly


Submitted by Robin Double, Inwood Township Clerk