The regular meeting of the Bruce Township Board was held on July 10, 2014 at the Bruce Township Hall with board members Marsh, Sawyers, LaJoie, Pins and Rogers present.  Absent none.  There were 2 township residents present.  The Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

               Public Comments:  Eric Alexander commented on several things he felt needed corrected on his property assessment.  He was advised to go to the Tax Tribunal.

               The minutes of the June 12, 2014 meeting were presented.  Motion was made by Rogers, seconded by Pins to accept the minutes as presented.  All were in favor, motion carried.                       

              Motion was made by Pins, seconded by Rogers to pay the bills.  Checks #7969 through # 8008 were issued for a total of $ 39,255.07 All were in favor, motion carried.

               County Commission Report:  Commissioner McLean was not present.

               Reports of Special Meetings:  There were no reports.

               Zoning Administrator:  There have been 19 permits issued this year.

               Assessor’s Report:  The Assessor is continuing to do property inspections.  They have taken classes on water front assessing and a class from BS&A.

               Planning Commission Report:  There was no meeting in July.

               Treasurer’s Report:  The Treasurer’s report was read.  The balance of all funds is $1,028,771.63.

               Clerk’s Report:  The routine water test was taken with nothing detected.

               Firemen’s Report:  There was no report.

               Grounds and Park Report:  The Park continues to be very busy.

               Old Business:  The bid for the boat launch at Conly’s Point was too high so it will be rebid in September or October.

               The roads have been brined.  A grant has been received for replacement of a cement culver on W. 12 Mile Rd.  This will probably be done next summer. 

                    The excess equipment that had accumulated has been sold with the mower selling for $125.00 and the saw for $25.00.

               New Business:  Discussion was held on the grass being mowed on County roadsides.  Motion was made by LaJoie, seconded by Rogers to have the township roads sides cut.  All were in favor, motion carried.

               The Assessor’s Contract needs to be renewed.  Motion was made by Pins, seconded by Rogers to bid the contract for Assessor in the Evening News.  All were in favor, motion carried.

               The Newsletter will be sent by the end of July.  Motion was made by Marsh, seconded by LaJoie to send the newsletter to all registered voters on file.  Motion carried.

               A new refrigerator has been purchased for the Kitchen and the Fire Hall will take the older one.

               Discussion was held on a building for the fire truck and maintenance equipment.  The Supervisor will get some prices.

               The lectern in the Hall is broken.  National Office gave a price of $415.00.  It was tabled until next meeting.

               Public Comment:  The July Board of Review will be held on July 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

               Motion was made by Pins, seconded by Rogers to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The Supervisor adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.


                                                                      ___________________________                                                                      Wanda Sawyers, Clerk

                                                                       ___________________________                                                                      Carl Marsh, Supervisor