TOWNSHIP OF BRUCE

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 9, 2012

 

 

            The regular meeting of the Bruce Township Board was held on February 9, 2012 at the Bruce Township Hall with board members Marsh, Rogers, Sawyers and LaJoie present.  Absent Avery.  Also present were 5 township residents.  The Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

            Public Comments:  There were no comments.

 

            The minutes of the January 12, 2012 meeting were presented.  Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by LaJoie to approve the minutes as presented.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            Motion was made by LaJoie, seconded by Rogers to pay the bills.  Checks #6833 through # 6860 were presented for a total of $ 12,108.37.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            County Commissioner Report:  Commissioner McLean was not present.

 

            Reports of Special Meetings:  Supervisor Marsh attended a Chippewa County Road Board meeting.  Riverside Dr. between 9Mile and 15 Mile Rd. is scheduled for work in 2013. 

            Supervisor Marsh attended the State MTA Convention in Detroit the end of January. 

 

            Zoning Administrator:  There has been one permit issued this year.

 

            Planning Commission Report: There was no meeting in February.  There is a vacancy on the Planning Commission.  A letter was received from Jeffery Moran stating that he is interested in the position.  Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by LaJoie to appoint Jeff Moran to the Planning Commission.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            Treasurer’s Report:  The Treasurer’s report was read.  The balance of all funds is $571,113.96.

 

            Clerk’s Report:  There was no correspondence.

 

            Firemen’s Report:  The Department had two fire calls this month.  The Department is looking into purchasing a heart defibulator.  It was suggested they contact Tim McKee at 911 and find out more information on this.

 

            Grounds and Park Report:  There was no report.

 

            The Assessor is busy looking at new construction in the Township.

 

           

Old Business:  Some of the Township Policies that we have been working on are finished.  We will wait until next meeting to adopt them.

 

            Board of Review will be held on Monday, March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 pm.

 

            New Business:  The following budget adjustments were made to the General Fund Budget:   Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 802, Legal Fees by $540.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by 540.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Roger to increase 702, Deputy Treasurer by $900.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $900.00.  Motion carried

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 727, Treasurer Office Supplies by $125.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $125.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 860, Treasurer Mileage by $300.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $300.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 702, Web Tech Salary by $185.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $185.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 715, Web Tech FICA by $17.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $17.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 740, Fuel by $321.00 and decrease 964, Contingency by $321.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 702, Custodian Salary by $1700.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $1700.00.  Motion carried.

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 715, Custodian FICA by $57.00 and decrease 694, Contingency by $57.00.  Motion carried.

            Budget Adjustment Fire Fund:

            Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Rogers to increase 740, Fuel by $1,458.30 and decrease 694, Contingency by $1,458.30.  Motion carried.

 

            A salary resolution was presented by the Treasurer to remain at $14,008 for the year 2012-2013.  Motion was made by Marsh, seconded by Sawyers to accept the resolution.  Roll call vote – Ayes, Marsh, Rogers, LaJoie and Sawyers.  Nays -0.  Resolution adopted

 

            A salary resolution was presented by the Clerk to remain at $14,008.00 for the year 2012-2013.  Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by LaJoie to accept the resolution.  Roll call vote – Ayes, Rogers, Marsh, Sawyers and LaJoie.  Nays – 0.

Resolution adopted.

 

            A salary resolution was presented by the Supervisor to remain at $13,600 for the year 2012-2013.  Motion was made by LaJoie, seconded by Rogers to accept the resolution.  Roll call vote – Ayes, Sawyers, Marsh, LaJoie and Rogers.  Nays – 0.  Resolution adopted.

           

            The Presidential Primary will be held on February 28, 2012.

 

 

 

            Public Comments:  There were no comments.

 

            Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by LaJoie to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor, motion carried. The Supervisor adjourned the meeting at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

 

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                                                                        Wanda Sawyers, Clerk

 

 

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                                                                        Carl Marsh, Supervisor