June 17, 2008 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. on June 17, 2008 ay 10595 Wallick Road, Mackinaw City, Michigan.  Supervisor Dean led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Minutes of May 20, 2008 meeting approved on motion by Keck, second by Davis.  All aye, minutes approved  Agenda accepted as presented

Roll Call: Present: Keck, Dean, Bertchinger, Davis
Absent: Rogala
Also Present: Eric Jacobson

First item on Unfinished Business concerns contract for North County Gardens for 2008/  Motion by Keck, second by Davis to approve contract for Garden Maintenance not to exceed $800.00 for Summer, 08 maintenance.  All aye, motion approved.

Rogala arrived at 7:35 P.M.

There was no attorney report as Tim MacArthur was not in attendance.

Information concerning recent Spring Clean-Up was reviewed by Supervisor Dean.  There were a total of 64 drops with the breakdown as follows: Outside Village – Mackinaw Township – 11, Wawatam Township: 5 – Within the Village: Mackinaw Township 13, Wawatam Township- 34
In addition, the Village of Mackinaw delivered some items.  Because of the confusion this year over billing, Bonnie will call Jeff Lawson concerning their contract with Emmet County.

Membership in NEMCOG was again discussed.   Keck will bring further information for Board review at the July Meeting.

The recently signed fire agreement with the Village of Mackinaw was reviewed.  Again, the Board Members felt it would be advantages to pursue billing for automobile accidents in the Township which require equipment runs.  Bertchinger will call other fire departments in the area to find out if these departments do bill and if so, what the percentage of return from these billings.

The lawful/unlawful expenditure issue was again reviewed.  It behooves the Board to make sure any request for funds from the Township are lawful expenditures.

The shared tax tribunal costs will be reviewed in the near future.  It is understood from Attorney Lew Turner is drafting an agreement to be reviewed by all parties involved.

Keck reported that the Board should update the FOIA request and he said he would be using one that is recommend by MTA until the next Board Meeting.  He has received a request from a candidate running for office to be supplied with the names of people who request absentee ballots.

Keck requested permission to attend the National Association of Towns and Townships conference being held in Washington, D.C. on September 30, and October 1st.   Motion by Bertchinger, second by Davis to grant permission for Keck to attend this conference.  All aye, motion approved.

Motion by Keck, second by Rogala to appoint the following people to work at the August 5, 2008 Primary Election:  Donna Falor,  Mary Margaret Cosens, Sandy Prior, Nancy Hinsman, Darlene Krueger, Dawn Edwards, Eleanor Crisp and Glen Crisp.  All aye, motion approved as presented.

Treasurer’s Report reviewed with following balances:

Motion to pay warrant list for June presented by Davis, second by Bertchinger.  All aye, motion to pay bills approved.

Motion by Rogala, second by Bertchinger to adjourn at 9:00 P.M.  All aye, meeting adjourned.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk