March 14, 2006 Regular Board Meeting

The Budget Hearing for the Mackinaw Township Board was opened at 6:00 P.M. on March 14, 2006, at 10595 Wallick Road, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Dean led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

The new budget presented is an increase of .437% over last year.

Motion by Bertchinger, second by Davis to close the Budget Hearing. All aye, motion carried

The regular Board meeting was opened at 6:10 P.M.

The minutes of the February 21, 2006 regular meeting were approved as presented.

Addition to Agenda requested by Bertchinger to include land transfer for new property.

There being no further input, a motion by Rogala, second by Keck to approve the 2006/2007 budget as presented.

Roll Call:

Budget for 2006/2007 approved as presented.

Dean briefly reported on current situation with contract for Fire and Ambulance Service. A letter was sent to the Village of Mackinaw on February 28, 2006. There has been no reply but it was expected that it would be an item on the next Village Council meeting. Several questions were addressed as to how the service could be financed and what might be covered in a meeting with the Village officials. This item will be continued on the April Agenda.

The drawing of the Memorial Plaque was reviewed by the Board members. On motion by Davis, second by Bertchinger the Plaque was approved as presented at a cost of $655.00. All aye, motion approved.

Motion to accept MacArthur Law Firm for service in the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year was presented by Rogala, second by Davis.

Roll Call:

Motion carried as presented.

Bertchinger reported on the property currently in review to be donated to the Township. The title must be cleared and Bertchinger will pursue this procedure.

Treasurer's Report for March was presented to the Board for review.

Bills to be paid for current month were reviewed. Motion by Rogala, second by Davis to pay bills as presented. All aye, motion carried.

Committee Reports were reviewed. These included Road reports, and Election plans.

Meeting adjourned to the call of the chair at 7:26 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk