February 21, 2006 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, February 21, 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:


Agenda was approved as amended to allow Nancy Campbell to address the Board as a first order of business so she would not have to stay for further proceedings. The changed was approved by the Board.

On motion by Davis, second by Keck, the minutes of January meeting were approved as presented. All aye, motion carried.

Any further action on the memorial plaque will be tabled until the next meeting.

Nancy Campbell reported that Judy Ranville has retired as head of the Mackinaw City Library. The position has been advertised, and there have been 14 applications thus far.

The job requires working 32 hours per week. Because the position only pays between $15,000 and $20,000, it is not expected that this would suffice as a full time job. The recent book sale was a success but there are still books available. The summer reading program is being planned and will be posted when available.

The budget for the new fiscal year starting April 1, 2006, was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Bertchinger, second by Davis that budget be accepted as presented.

Roll Call: Yes: Bertchinger, Keck, Rogala, Dean, Davis.

Budget accepted as presented for Budget Hearing on March 14, 2006.

The discussion then centered on the agreement with the Village of Mackinaw City which provides both fire and ambulance service to the township. A letter from the Village was received by the township concerning the agreement for these services.

Roger Moore of Wawatam Township touched on the discussions being held by their township board members. The agreement by Mackinaw township board members resulted in the following actions: A letter will be sent to the Village thanking them for the letter sent to the township and further reporting that the Board is researching all aspects of the agreement and will contact the Village as soon as possible. It was agreed that meetings would be set up with two members of both Mackinaw and Wawatam Township to continue discussion.

Treasurer's Report was presented as follows:

Financial Reports for expenditures thru January were also distributed to the Board members.

Bills for February were approved on motion by Davis, second by Bertchinger. All aye, motion carried.

Bertchinger requested permission to have a quit claim deed drawn up for property being donated to the township. Motion by Davis, second by Bertchinger that Tim MacArthur be requested to draw up this deed. All aye, motion carried.

Committee Report concerning roads followed. It was also reported that the Liquor Inspections will be carried out on schedule by Rick Miller. Rogala pointed out some possible parcels of land owned by the State of Michigan which could be of value to the township in the future.

Meeting adjourned to the call of the chair at 8:00 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk