November 18, 2008 Regular Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mackinaw Township Board was called to order at 6:00 P.M. on November 18, 2008 at 10595 Wallick Road, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Supervisor Dean led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Agenda approved as presented. Minutes of October 21, 2008 meeting approved on motion by Keck, second by Bertchinger. All aye, minutes approved.

Fire Board status reviewed. No communication has been received from the Village concerning the letter sent to them from Attorney MacArthur. Rogala suggested the Fire Agreement currently in place should be reviewed.

Keck requested that Current Board Policies be reviewed at January meeting. He mentioned Policy #1 should be revised. This will be studied and presented at January meeting.

Keck reminded Board members that a new Oath of Office must be administered for the next term. This will be done by Keck following the close of the regular meeting.

Keck requested permission from the Board to purchase a new laptop computer to replace the one he now uses. Motion by Bertchinger, second by Rogala to approve purchase of computer in the amount of $2300.00. All aye, motion approved.

Board of Review members must be appointed for the next term. Motion by Bertchinger, second by Rogala to appoint Eugene Cooley, William Bertchinger and Greg Harwick to serve on the Board of Review. All aye, motion approved.

Attorney MacArthur arrived to report to the Board on the current issues concerning taxation. There was a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, November 18, 2008 concerning possible settlement of several of these. The information will be turned over to the assessor for review.

MacArthur reported he had received a verbal response from the Village of Mackinaw concerning the fire agreement and he would notify the Board when a written response was received.

Treasurer’s Report accepted as presented. Warrant List for November approved on motion by Rogala, second by Dean. Bills approved as presented.

Keck requested that a review of current budget be held in January in preparation for the new fiscal budget to be prepared in February. Any budget adjustments necessary will be brought before the Board at that time.

Motion by Bertchinger, second by Keck to adjourn at 7:15 P. M.

Following the close of the meeting, Keck administered the oath of office to Supervisor Barry Dean, Treasurer Bonnie Bertchinger and Trustee Chris Rogala.

Jack A. Keck, Clerk