TOWNSHIP OF BRUCE

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JANUARY 12, 2012

 

 

            The regular meeting of the Bruce Township Board was held on January 12, 2012 at the Bruce Township Hall with board members Marsh, Sawyers, Avery, Rogers and LaJoie present.  Absent none.  Also present were 4 township residents.  The Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Public Comments:  There were no public comments.

 

            The minutes of the December 8, 2011 meeting were presented.  Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by Avery to approve the minutes as presented.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            Motion was made by Avery, seconded by Rogers to pay the bills.  Checks #6793 through #6832 were presented for a total of $78,997.52.   All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            County Commission Report:  Commissioner McLean was not present.

 

            Reports of Special Meetings:  The Board of Review met on December 13, 2011.

 

            Zoning Administrator:  There have been no permits issued this year.  In 2010 there were 34 permits issued and in 2011 there were 24 permits issued.

 

            Planning Commission Report:  There was no meeting in January.

 

            Treasurer’s Report:  The Treasurer’s report was read.  The balance of all funds is $537,975.82.

 

            Clerk’s Report:  The water tests from the Chippewa County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality showed nothing detected.

 

            Firemen’s Report:  There was no report.

 

            Grounds and Park Report:  There was no report.

 

            Old Business:  The invoice from Chippewa County Road Commission for a partial payment of road work on Ridge Rd. was presented.  The amount that is currently due is $63,544.14.  Motion was made by Marsh, seconded by Rogers to pay the bill for $63,544.14 to the Chippewa County Road Commission for partial payment for Ridge Rd.

 

All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            The plaque has been ordered for the names of all Good Citizen of the Year and Good Neighbor of the Year and will be engraved and presented at the Annual Meeting.       

 

            New Business:  Discussion was held on on-line Quick Books training that is available.  Motion was made by LaJoie, seconded by Avery that the Clerk, Treasurer and Deputy Clerk take the training.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            The surveillance camera will be installed this Saturday.

 

            A work session will be held before the next meeting to work on policies.

 

            A CD is available from the County called Earth Imagery at a cost of $200.00 plus accessories.  Motion was made by LaJoie, seconded by Marsh to purchase the CD for a cost of $200.00 plus the accessories.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            We have a new candidate for the Planning Commission and we are waiting for his resume.

 

            Public Comments:  The question was asked what the check was for to Gillett & Halverson.  It is for our audit that is required every two years.

 

            Motion was made by Avery, seconded by Rogers to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The Supervisor adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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                                                                        Wanda Sawyers, Clerk

 

 

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                                                                        Carl Marsh, Supervisor