November 19, 2007 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was called to order at 6:00 P.M. on November 19, 2007 at 10595 Wallick Road, Mackinaw City, Michigan.  Dean led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Present: Dean, Keck, Rogala, Davis

Absent: Bertchinger

Also Present: Tim MacArthur, Eric Jacobson

Agenda amended to allow Tim MacArthur to address the Board as Item A on the Unfinished Business portion.  Minutes of October 16, 2007 minutes approved as presented.

Attorney MacArthur then reviewed with the Board Members the third litigation report concerning cases pending before the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  There are currently seven cases on the list, with three of these cases recently settled and the stipulation for settlement submitted to the Tribunal.

MacArthur also reviewed the current Mackinaw Township Board Policies and submitted any corrections he felt should be made.  Overall, he felt there were not real problems with any of the existing policies.   Keck reported he would be preparing report for the Board for the January meeting concerning corrections or additions of policies.

Dean reported on the Cooperative Fire Project.  There is some dissatisfaction with current developments and it was agreed that the Fire Committee should meet further with the members of the Safety Committee of the Village of Mackinaw.

After discussion concerning attendance at the Annual Township meeting, a motion was brought forth by Rogala,  with second by Keck that Item 2 under Reimbursement of Expenses be changed to state that the Board will pay for any officials to attend the MTA convention in January.  All aye, motion approved.

A brief review of meeting with Mackinaw City Schools concerning tax litigation was next item on agenda.  Keck will get more information from entities involved and how these cases might be handled in the future.  It was agreed that MacArthur would continue to represent the township in these cases.

Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented on motion by Dean, second by Davis.  All aye, motion accepted.

November bills presented for payment.  Motion by Keck, second by Davis to accept bills as presented.  All aye, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 on motion by Davis, second by Keck.  All aye, meeting adjourned.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk