January 16, 2007 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 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, Rogala, Bertchinger

Absent: Davis

Guest: Nancy Campbell- Mackinaw Area Public Library, Tim MacArthur Township Attorney

Addition to Agenda as follows: New Business: Article F – Board of Review appointments.

Motion by Keck, seconded by Bertchinger, to accept November Minutes as presented. All aye, motion carried.

Nancy Campbell addressed the Board on current status of Library Operations. Dennis Fay is new Board secretary. Several new grants have been received as well as applications for additional grants. Programs now being conducted have been very successful with good support from the public.

Attorney Tim MacArthur then gave a report to the Board members on the progress of the Superior Hotel tax question. This issue has been in process for several years and there is, as of this date, nothing further to report. The question of jurisdiction is one that has held this up for some time. Mr. MacArthur will continue to keep the Board informed of any further developments.

Dean and Rogala reported on the latest meetings concerning fire and ambulance service.

While there have been several meetings, the issue will require further study and it is again going to be an issue for some time to come. It was again agreed that until such time as agreement is reached, the status quo would continue.

Dean and Rogala reported on their findings concerning additional storage at the Township Hall. Motion by Keck, second by Bertchinger that this committee proceed with ideas and costs for an addition on the existing building. All aye, motion carried.

Motion by Rogala, second by Dean to authorize Keck to proceed with arrangements to have storage building repaired so it can be used for storage. All aye, motion carried.

A Resolution for support of the Cheboygan Recreation Plan – 2007 as presented was reviewed. Motion by Bertchinger, Second by Dean to accept this plan.

Roll Call: Keck – Yes, Rogala – Yes, Absent - Davis, Dean – Yes, Bertchinger - Yes

Motion Carried

The Budget Worksheet for the upcoming 07/08 Budget year was discussed. Board members should write in any changes they wish to be considered.

Concerning maintenance needs of the Township, Keck asked for permission to have Werner Plumbing and Heating service the furnace and air conditioner. He further asked to have Robert Derris perform necessary repairs with the storage shed and future repairs. Motion to support by Dean, support by Rogala. All aye, motion carried.

Keck reported on Broadband study being done to determine feasibility of providing service to rural areas. He will continue to pursue this possibility and report back to the Board.

Roads were again discussed with information that the work on Hebron Mail Route hasstarted. The possibility of Sealcoat considered for Mary Ann Boulevard, Steve Road and Stimpson was met with favor and Keck will contact the CCRC for costs for this project.

The following amendment to the current Budget was included in the motion by Rogala, second by Dean:

Roll Call: Dean – Yes, Keck – Yes, Absent - Davis, Rogala – Yes Bertchinger - Yes

Motion Approved

Keck reviewed a letter from MTA asking for further support for the legal fund on the Enbridge Pipeline Appeal. Motion by Keck, Second by Bertchinger to send an additional $100.00. All aye, motion carried.

Appointments to Board of Review are as follows: Eugene Cooley, William Bertchinger, and Greg Harwick. Motion by Keck, support by Bertchinger to accept these appointments. All aye, motion carried.

Treasurer’s report for December and January were accepted on motion by Keck, second by Rogala. All aye, motion carried.

Dean, second by Rogala, approved bills for December and January on motion. All aye, motion approved. Meeting adjourned to the call of the Chair at 7:20 P.M.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk