The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 10595 Wallick Road, Mackinaw city, Michigan, Supervisor Dean called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
There was no change to Agenda as presented. Also, minutes of April 20, 2006, minutes approved as presented.
Supervisor Dean briefly reviewed progress in reaching an agreement with the Village of Mackinaw. The theory of establishing a fire district has received some favorable response as well as the idea that this should result in long-term solutions. The board members expressed strong feelings that all citizens should be taxed equally and fairly.
Nancy Campbell reported to the Board Members on the new Library Director recently hired for the Mackinaw Public Library. Sarah Lindsey Allaire has a Master's Degree and is very pleased with the position. Posters for the summer reading program were distributed. This notice will be posted on the Township website.
June 10th Trash Day is all set. Keck reported he had called for a copy of J&N's liability insurance as recommended by MTA.
A brief discussion of the distribution of tax tribunal legal costs ensued. Keck reported that Evelyn David of MTA felt this cost should be paid by the township since it is a township duty. LaChapelle said there are very few cases where the County Government assists with these costs.
Keck had contact with the Cheboygan County Road Commission concerning Hebron Mail Route road. The Vincent's who reside on this road are very anxious to have it paved. Kathy Jensen (engineer for CCRC) said a new survey would be done and the costs would be reported back to the Board.
Bonnie Bertchinger will get information on self-directed Annuities and report back to the Board at the June meeting.
Motion by Bertchinger, second by Davis to support a resolution on Cable Franchise to be decided on the local level. This resolution will be sent to the Federal Government. All aye, motion carried.
Treasurer's Report was accepted as presented. Bertchinger reported she has two personal property tax bills unpaid and these will be served with notices this week.
Motion by Davis, second by Rogala to accept bills for payment as presented. All ay, motion carried.
Keck reviewed several workshops and meetings he had attended during the past month and distributed information to the Board members. He offered to supply further information on any meeting of interest to other members.
The proposal on the August ballot concerning taxes for the County, Intermediate and townships was reviewed. This would bring the operational millage rate back to 7 mills and would allow for the elimination of the County Tax Allocation Board for a five-year period. LaChapelle provided additional information on this issue.
Meeting Adjourned to the Call of the Chair at 9:20 P.M.
Jack A. Keck, Clerk