June 20, 2006 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, June 29, 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.

Roll call: Present: Dean, Keck, Rogala Bertchinger

Absent: Davis

There were no changes to Agenda as presented. Minutes of May 16, 2006 meeting approved as presented.

Davis arrived at 7:35 P.M

Discussion of fire and ambulance service followed. Dean reported that there had been no response from the Village. Motion by Keck, second by Rogala that minutes of the last meeting held with Village personnel by acquired. All aye, motion carried.

Dean reported on the Trash Day held on June 10. It was a very successful day with a total of 60 vehicles served. There were 40 cars from the village and 10 each from Mackinaw Township and Wawatam Township. It was agreed that it might be best to change location for next year's Trash Day. The area behind the school was one possibility but it will have to be cleared with the Village and Wawatam Township. The hours will remain the same.

There was nothing to report concerning Cable franchising at the Federal level.

Bertchinger reported on her inquiry concerning self-directed annuities. Because of the necessity for the current policy to be funded immediately, it was agreed that this would be a study item for next year.

Motion by Rogala, second by Davis to approve slate of election inspectors as follows:

Donna Falor, Bonnie Bertchinger, Joanne Clark, Mary Margaret Cosens, Nanette Keck, Jack Keck, Sandra Prior, Darlene Krueger.

All aye, motion carried.

First item under new business was consideration of Broadband service for township residents. Rogala reported that the Mackinaw Campground has been successful in obtaining wireless service. Motion by Rogala, second by Davis to instruct Keck to investigate possible service availability. All aye, motion carried.

The placement of the Cutter Mackinaw in Mackinaw Township is a plus for the area and the Board members concurred that a letter should be sent to Bill Shepler thanking him for making this possible. Keck will write this letter.

Storage space has become a problem at the township. Records could possibly be stored below the building in the crawl space. The storage shed is not secure and will have to be repaired before it is safe to store records.

Treasurer's Report approved as presented. Warrant list for payment in June also approved.

Motion by Davis, seconded by Bertchinger that new computers be ordered. Bertchinger will get information from Dell and report back to the Board. All aye, motion carried.

A monthly maintenance schedule is to be initiated with Bertchinger checking with one of her employees who might be interested in cleaning the building. The liability insurance will have to be reviewed to make sure it covers this type of service. Keck will check with the insurance carrier.

A non-agenda item brought forth by Davis asked that the trees in the Memorial Garden area be trimmed. Dean reported that the person living in the house across the street wanted the trees left as they are for noise protection. The matter will be taken up at a later date.

Meeting adjourned to the call of the chair at 8:50 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk