TOWNSHIP OF BRUCE

MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 13, 2014

 

 

            The regular meeting of the Bruce Township Board was held on February 13, 2014 at the Bruce Township Hall with board members Marsh, Sawyers, LaJoie, Pins and Rogers present.  Absent none.  Also present were two 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 9, 2014 meeting were presented.  Motion was made by LaJoie, seconded by Pins to accept the minutes as presented.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by LaJoie to pay the bills.  Checks # 7784 through # 7815 were issued for a total of $17,490.78.   All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            County Commission Report:  Commissioner McLean was not present.

 

            Reports of Special Meetings:  The Clerk, Supervisor and Trustee’s attended the Annual MTA Convention in Traverse City. 

 

            Zoning Administrator:  There have been no permits issued this month.

 

            Assessor’s Report:  Board of Review will meet Monday, March 4th for clerical errors.  Board of Review will be held on Monday, March 10th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 11th from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

            The Assessor is working on putting property cards on the computer.

 

            Planning Commission Report:  There was no Planning Commission meeting in February.

 

            Treasurer’s Report:  The Treasurer’s Report was read.  The balance of all funds is $842,074.63.

 

            Clerk’s Report:  A letter was received from AT&T with an agreement that extends the existing METRO Act Permit that expires on March 31, 2014.  The extension is for a term to end March 31, 2017.           Motion was made by Marsh, seconded by Rogers to extend the agreement for three years until March 31, 2017.  All were in favor, motion carried.

            There will be an election in May.

 

            Firemen’s Report:  There have been 4 calls this year.  There are two new firemen joining the Fire Department.  

 

            Grounds and Park Report:  There was no report.

 

            Old Business:  The Supervisor had an estimate from Pickford Building Center for new kitchen doors.  The purchase price was $1,049.00 for the doors, this was not for installation.  Nothing was decided.

            We need to do some measuring before deciding on metal cupboards for the furnace room.

 

            New Business:  A salary resolution was presented by the Clerk, to remain at $14,008.00 for the year 2014-2015.  Motion was made by Marsh, seconded by LaJoie to accept the resolution.  Roll call vote – Ayes, LaJoie, Sawyers, Marsh, Pins and Rogers.  Nays, -0.  Resolution adopted.

 

            A salary resolution was presented by the Treasurer to remain at $14,008.00 for the year 2014-2015.  Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Marsh to accept the resolution.  Roll call vote – Ayes, Rogers, Pins, Marsh, Sawyers and LaJoie.  Nays – 0.  Resolution adopted.

 

            A salary resolution was presented by the Supervisor to remain at $13,600.00 for the year 2014-2015.  Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by Pins to accept the resolution.  Roll call vote – Ayes, Sawyers, Marsh, Pins, Rogers and LaJoie.  Nays- 0.  Resolution adopted.

 

            Due to a conflict with the date of the Annual Meeting for March 29th , the motion was made by Pins, seconded by Rogers to change the Annual Meeting to Saturday, March 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Roll call vote – ayes, Marsh, Pins, Rogers and Sawyers.  

Nays – LaJoie.  Motion carried.         

 

            The following budget adjustment was made to the General Fund:

Motion was made by Sawyers, seconded by Marsh to increase #726, Election Postage by $46.00 and decrease #694, Contingency by $46.00.  Motion carried.

 

            Land Division was presented for Robert McCrory on S. M-129 with 20 acres taken off a 160 acre parcel.  Motion was made by Marsh, seconded by Rogers to accept the land division for Robert McCrory.  All were in favor, motion carried.

 

            Public Comment:  There will be a newsletter in March.

 

            Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by Pins to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The Supervisor adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

 

 

 

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                                                                                    Wanda Sawyers, Clerk

 

 

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                                                                                    Carl Marsh, Supervisor