January 17, 2006 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 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: Rogala, Dean, Keck
Absent: Bertchinger, Davis

Agenda was approved as amended to delete discussion of Library Service and Humane Society. There was an additional item added concerning Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of November 15, 2005 approved as presented.

Agreement for Fire and Ambulance Service with the Village of Mackinaw City was discussed with Supervisor Dean reporting on information he had gathered since the last meeting. After further discussion, a motion by Keck, with second by Rogala to accept contract as presented.

Roll Call:
Yes: Dean, Keck, Rogala
No: None
Absent: Bertchinger & Davis

Because Davis was absent, any discussion concerning Memorial Garden Plaque was postponed until next meeting.

Keck reviewed the Credit Card Policy presented to the Board and the need for the Board to be on record with this policy. Motion by Dean, second by Rogala to accept Policy Resolution on Credit Card Use.

Roll Call:
Yes: Rogala, Keck, Dean
Absent: Bertchinger & Davis

A Policy was presented to the Board Members to concur with requirements for Federal Poverty Exemption Guidelines and ordinance to be adopted. Motion by Dean, second by Rogala that this policy be accepted.

Roll Call:
Yes: Rogala, Keck, Dean
No: None
Absent: Bertchinger – Davis

Under new business, after discussion by the members, a motion was presented by Keck to change the date of the March meeting from March 21, 2006 to March 14, 2006. Support for this motion was by Rogala. All aye, motion carried.

A second motion was presented by Keck, second by Rogala to change the date of the April Board Meeting from the 18th to the 20th. All aye, motion carried.

Keck brought to the attention of the Board Members the packet concerning the new budget and asked that they study it for review at the February meeting.

It was also reported that review of all Board Policies was overdue and should be included in the April meeting.

Treasurer’s Report for both November and December were then reviewed. Motion by Dean, second by Keck to accept these reports as presented. All Aye, motion carried.

November Report: December Report:
General Fund: 106,562.83 109,262.32
Memorial Garden: 289.49 289.99
Road Fund: 41,901.01 41,974.02
Liquor Control: 2,138.85 2,142.56
Improvement Fund 60,413.55 60,414.27

Financial Reports for the quarter were discussed with Keck asking members to review reports and bring any questions concerning them to the February Board Meeting.

Motion by Rogala, second by Keck to pay bills for January as presented. All aye, motion carried.

Committee Reports concerning roads, Liquor Control, County Recreation and Property Acquisition were briefly discussed by the members. Rogala reported on State Properties which could be available in the future if and when the township decides it would like to obtain property for future development.

Correspondence and Information Items were reviewed.

Meeting was adjourned to the call of the chair at 7:25 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk