The regular meeting of the Bruce Township Board was held on January 9, 2014 at the Bruce Township Hall with board members Marsh, Sawyers, LaJoie, Pins and Rogers present.  Absent none.  Also present was one township resident.  The Supervisor called the meeting to order a 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

               Public Comments:  There were no comments.

               The minutes of the December 12, 2013 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 # 7755 through # 7783 were issued for a total of $ 15,116.50.   All were in favor, motion carried.

               County Commission Report:  Commissioner McLean was not present.

               Reports of Special Meetings:  No one attended any meetings.

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

               Assessor’s Report:  The Assessor has been working on deeds and splits and property combines.

               Planning Commission Report:  The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  Election of officers was held with all officers remaining the same. Chairman – Jeff Moran, Vice Chairman, John Hillock, Secretary, Marjorie Mitchell, members Dan Rogers and Jeremy McLean.  They also set the monthly dates for there meeting.

               Treasurer’s Report:  The Treasurer’s report was read.  The balance of all funds is $753,851.51.

               Clerk’ Report:  The Upper Peninsula Assessors Association Board of Review Schools will hold training at Rudyard Township Hall on February 13, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

              The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Townships Association will occur January 28 – 31, 2014 at the Grand Traverse Resort.

               Firemen’s Report:  There was no report.

               Grounds and Park Report:  There was no report.

               Old Business:  The Supervisor has talked to 911 Emergency Services to have both sides of 9 Mile Rd. serviced by Sault Ambulance.

               New Business:  Motion was made by Pins, seconded by Rogers to have the Supervisor and 3 Board of Review members attend the MTA workshop for 2014 Board of Review training to be held in St Ignace on February 13, 2014.  Motion carried.

               Discussion was held on when we would publish another newsletter.  It will probably be in March.

               Discussion was held on replacing the two kitchen doors and purchasing two steel cabinets for the furnace room.  The Supervisor will gather more information before the next meeting.

               Public Comments:  There were no comments.

               Motion was made by Pins, seconded by Rogers to adjourn the meeting.  All were in favor, motion carried.  The Supervisor adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.


Wanda Sawyers, Clerk

Carl Marsh, Supervisor