November 15, 2005 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at 10595 Wallick Road, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Supervisor Dean called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Present: Bertchinger, Rogala, Dean, Keck, Davis
Absent: None

Guests: Roger Moore, Supervisor, Wawatam Twp

Agenda was approved as amended to move Proposed Fire & Ambulance Discussion to first item.

Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of October 18, 2005, approved as amended (Bertchinger name misspelled.)

Discussion of Fire and Ambulance service followed with Moore reporting that Wawatam levies millage to cover the cost for their township. He reported that in the past they have deducted any adjustments made to the tax rolls.

Mackinaw Township does not levy a direct millage but their assessment is based on Wawatam's amount. After further discussion, it was agreed that some surveying should be done to compare these costs with costs from other townships. Motion by Rogala, second by Bertchinger to table this bill until the January meeting. All aye, motion carried. Supervisor Dean will canvas surrounding townships to find out the costs for fire and ambulance service.

It was agreed that there should be a joint meeting between these two townships scheduled for once a year. This will be done when the meeting schedule is set for next year.

A new privacy policy covering social security numbers was reviewed. Motion by Davis, second by Rogala to accept the new policy as presented. Motion carried.

Davis and Dean discussed the information they had received concerning the plaque for the Memorial Garden. It was reported that this would cost $655.00. Motion by Bertchinger, second by Rogala to order this plaque and pay the cost from the General Fund. All aye motion carried.

Motion by Bertchinger, second by Davis to pay Humane Society $400.00 for the current year. All aye, motion carried.

An agreement received from Top of Michigan Trail Council was accepted on a motion by Rogala, second by Bertchinger. The clerk will sign and return the policy. All aye, motion carried.

The December Board of Review will be held on December 13, 2005. Dean will notify the clerk as to the correct time so that the information can be posted.

Motion by Bertchinger, second by Davis to request an extension of funds from CCRC for project use. All aye, motion carried.

Billing for Library Service was then reviewed. Motion by Rogala, second by Davis that this agreement and billing be accepted as presented. All aye, motion carried.

Credit Card Policy was discussed. Rogala felt this has been handled by the Board in the past so clerk will review files and find any information available.

Snow removal was next item on agenda. Motion by Rogala, second by Davis to contract with Big G for snow removal. All aye, motion carried. The clerk will review the meeting dates and other times snow should be dealt with.

Treasurer's Report as presented as follows:

Treasurer's Report accepted as presented.

Bills for November were approved as presented. Motion by Rogala, second by Davis to pay bills. All aye, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned to the call of the chair at 7:40 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk