|REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MAY 2, 2016
MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6PM BY SUPERVISOR JIM MAZUR, BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT WERE CLERK
BARBARA EGLER, TRUSTEE JEROME PAPES, TREASURER PATTI GEERS, AND TRUSTEE BOB KESLING, WE HAD TWELVE GUEST ATTEND.
MINUTES FROM MARCH WERE APPROVED AS PRESENTED.
ERIC GUSTAD FROM CONSUMERS ENERGY IS HERE TO TALK TO THE BOARD ABOUT RENEWING A 30 YEAR FRANCHISE ORDINANCE. WE HAVE HAD THE SAME ORDINANCE WITH CONSUMERS SINCE 1956, IT IS A REVOCABLE FRANCHISE ORDINANCE PERMITTING CONSUMERS ENERGY TO PROVIDE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO OUR TOWNSHIP. JIM ALSO READ A LETTER FROM TOM COLEMAN, HE IS AGAINST THE BOARD SIGNING A 30 YEAR ORDINANCE. DISCUSSION FOLLOWED WITH THE PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE AND THE BOARD, AND MR. GUSTAD.
JIM MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REVOCABLE FRANCHISE ORDINANCE WITH CONSUMERS ENERGY, TO HAVE THEM PROVIDE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO VICTORY TOWNSHIP AS PRESENTED. BARB SECONDED
ROLL CALL VOTE:
YEAS: PATTI, BARB, JIM, BOB, JEROME
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO PAY APRIL BILLS. BOB SECONDED
TREASURER REPORTED THAT THE MONEY MARKET FUND BALANCE 2-29-16 WAS $53,315.97, RECEIPTS FOR MARCH WERE $71,913.73, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $9,375.92. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 3-31-16 OF $115,853.78.
PETTY CASH AND CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCES REMAIN AT $100.00 AND $200.00 ON 3-31-16.
` PERPETUAL CARE CERTIFICATE BALANCE REMAINS AT $62,821.14 ON 3-31-16.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND BALANCE REMAINS AT $208,918.87 ON 3-31-16.
HALL RESERVATION FUND BALANCE ON 2-29-16 WAS $1,116.01 RECEIPTS FOR MARCH WERE $120.00, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $120.00. INTEREST WAS .05 CENTS. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 3-31-16 OF $1,116.06.
TAX SAVINGS ACCOUNT BALANCE ON 2-29-16 WAS $175,879.96, THERE WERE NO REEIPTS FOR MARCH, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $175,892.45, INTEREST WAS $12.49. LEAVING A BALANCE OF .00 ON 3-31-16.
TREASURER REPORTED THAT THE MONEY MARKET FUND BALANCE ON 3-31-16 WAS $115,853.78. RECEIPTS FOR APRIL WERE $324.51, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $10,240.22. LEAVING A BALANCE OF $105,240.22 ON 4-30-16.
PETTY CASH AND CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCES REMAIN AT $100.00 AND $200.00 ON 4-30-16.
PERPETUAL CARE CERTIFICATE BALANCE REMAINS AT $62,821.14 ON 4-30-16.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND BALANCE ON 3-31-16 WAS $208,918.87. CD MATURED, INTEREST WAS $1,048.95, LEAVING A BALANCE ON 4-30-16 OF $209,967.82.
HALL RESERVATION FUND BALANCE ON 3-31-16 WAS $1,116.06, THERE WERE NO RECEIPTS, AND NO DISBURSEMENTS, INTEREST WAS .05 CENTS. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 4-30-16 OF $1,116.11.
TAX SAVINGS ACCOUNT BALANCE REMAINS AT .00 ON 4-30-16.
TREASURERS REPORTS, WERE ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED.
MOTION WAS MADE BY BOB AND SECONDED BY JEROME TO ACCEPT THAT ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT.
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE DOCK PERMITS FOR LUCIUS BECK, AND CHUCK STOUT. BOB SECONDED
FLAGS ARE AT THE CEMETERIES.
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ROAD CONTRACTS: GRAVEL COLBURN ROAD @$5084.00, AND, MINOR GRADING ON ARROWHEAD TO DENNIS @$10,377.00. BOB SECONDED
RON KREPS AND RON MELCHERT WITH RURAL FIRE AUTHORITY HERE TO TALK ABOUT MILLAGE ON AUGUST BALLOT.
RENEWAL FOR 1 MIL 10 YEARS. AND, A .5 MIL FOR 8 YEARS.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER JANET ANDERSEN GAVE COUNTY REPORT.
MARY ALWAYS CAME TO INTRODUCE HERSELF, SHE IS RUNNING FOR COUNTY CLERK.
WAYNE ANDERSEN GAVE REPORT ON HAMLIN LAKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, AND ALSO GAVE THUMBS UP TO MASON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION FOR DOING A GOOD JOB.
MOTION TO ADJOURN AT 7:34 PM.
Victory Township will be looking into updating our web site in the upcoming future. We will be looking into possible new ADA(American Disability Act) requirements as well as updating pictures,cemetery ordinance,etc. Any thoughts or ideas on what anyone would like to see added are welcome. Contact me for your thoughts.
Jim Mazur Township supervisor
Suzanne S. of Sunset Bluff Resort organized a meeting about nuisance lake vegetation affecting Upper Hamlin Lake. Two biologist from The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Allison Smart and Josh Beaulaurier ) were asked to attend . After much discussion Brian Zimmerman(property owner in Hamlin Shoals) suggested a boating channel marked by buoys be established from Hamlin Shoals to the Meyer Road line. The idea is to have concentrated boater traffic through that channel to keep the vegetation in check.
After the meeting Wayne Andersen contacted MDEQ,MDNR,&Mason County Sheriff Marine patrol regarding the proposal. All agencies feel this is a viable solution to establish a navigable boater route. Brian Zimmerman(property owner in Hamlin Shoals)agreed to plot the coordinates of the channel by GPS the weekend of Oct.5-7th.Feel free to provide input to this preliminary proposal.
All Board of Review meeting are held @ Victory Township Hall- 4411 N. Stiles Rd. Scottville Michigan
Property owner(s) may also appeal to the Board of Review in writing. Please submit written appeal to the Township Assessor, Nancy Vandervest,5635 W. Dewey Rd.,Ludington,Mich by March 19th, 2018.The Township Assessor will also take calls,emails,or fax appeals and present them to the Victory Township Board of Review.Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax(231) 845-8270
July Board of Review: July 17th 2018 @6:30 pm
December Board of Review: December 11 2018 @ 6;30 pm
All meeting are open to public .Please note that no hearings will be held at the Organizational meeting.
The Board of Review will hear appeals on March 19th and March 20st 2018.
We have posted information about the FOIA. Find all required documents here.
Our mission is to do what will be beneficial to our township and its residents by dedicated and efficient attention to the responsibilities entrusted to us.
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