November 21, 2006 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, November 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: Present: Dean, Keck, Davis, Rogala, Bertchinger

Absent: None

Guest: Linda Socha

Agenda stands as presented. Minutes of October 17, 2006 meeting approved as presented.

Unfinished Business as follows: Supervisor Dean reported he had contacted Lynn Harvey and he will be drafting a proposal for the township to use as a guideline. This has not been received yet. Dean also said he had contacted Roger Moore of Wawatam Township and asked him what he thought about asking Jeff Lawson of the Village to join Moore and Dean in drafting a contract. This was received with favor; however, Rogala said he felt there should be some understanding of what the townships want before the meeting to draft a contact. Dean also discussed the report received from ISO concerning fire protection. Out of a possible 100% rating, Mackinaw Township only received 52%.

Socha added that this rating affects insurance premiums. Continued discussion covered other areas of fire protection issues.

Construction storage space report by Dean and Rogala will be moved to next meeting. In addition, storage space rental will be reported at next meeting by Keck.

Keck discussed Recreation Grant Project and the continued search for easement the township might have which could be used for a parks project.

New Business:

Unused road funds – Motion by Bertchinger, second by Rogala that unused Road funds from this current year be carried over to be used next year. All aye, motion carried.

Budget study for 07/08 Fiscal Year. Keck asked for input for new budget and suggested a workshop in January for budget building. Rogala suggested a fund earmarked for road repairs...

Motion by Keck, second by Rogala, that March, 07 meeting be moved from March 20th to March 13th and April 07 Board Meeting be moved from April 17th to April 24th. All aye, motion carried.

Tire recycling – This item was reported on by Keck as he has attended some meetings held by MTA groups. There was further discussion by Socha concerning activities at the county level on general recycling, tire recycling, and hazardous waste disposal.

Keck suggested we should consider a contract to have furnace serviced each year and possibly the air conditioner. The possibility of a Handyman Service to handle repairs at the Township Hall was also discussed. This will be addressed at a later date.

Since it will be necessary to pay the cleaning person by payroll check and deductions for Social Security taken, a motion by Bertchinger, seconded by Davis to pay Mary Nelson $13.00 per hour was brought forth. All aye, motion carried.

Dean reported that the December Board of Review would be held on December 13, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. at the Township Hall.

Treasurer’s Report presented by Bertchinger. Motion by Keck, seconded by Dean to accept report as presented. All Aye, motion carried. November bills for payment reviewed. Keck reported on total election costs. Motion by Davis, seconded by Bertchinger to pay bills as presented.

Correspondence included a report from the Humane Society and a request from Keck for information for MTA directory. Rogala reported he will attend Annual Meeting for PIE&G. Keck said a report from the Library had been received and Nancy Campbell had asked to attend the January meeting.

Meeting adjourned to the call of the Chair at 7:30 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk