REGULAR BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 4, 2016
MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:00 PM BY SUPERVISOR JIM MAZUR, ALL BOARD MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:CLERK BARBARA EGELER, TRUSTEE JEROME PAPES, TREASURER PATTI GEERS, TRUSTEE BOB KESLING. WE HAD TEN GUEST ATTEND.
MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS PRESENTED.
SHERIFF’S REPORT WAS GIVEN BY STEVE HANSEN FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
ASSESSOR NANCY VANDERVEST GAVE REPORT ON VICTORY TOWNSHIPS BOARD OF REVIEW MEETINGS.
LIZ REIMINK MASON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER IS HERE TO DISCUSS THE MASON COUNTY HAZARDOUS
MITIGATION PLAN. AND, WHY TOWNSHIPS SHOULD ADOPT THE PLAN. FEDERAL FUNDING WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ADOPTED THE PLAN.
DANI MCGARRY OFFICER MANAGER FROM MASON LAKE CONSEVATION DISTRICT, CAME TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEIR OFFICE DOES, AND UPCOMING EVENTS. SUCH AS TREE SALES, AND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION IN AUGUST.
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO PAY DECEMBERS BILLS, BOB SECONDED
TREASURER REPORTED THAT THE MONEY MARKET FUND BALANCE ON 11-30-15 WAS $63,874.46, RECEIPTS FOR
DECEMBER WERE $19,068.11, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $18,302.58. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 12-31-15 OF $64,639.99.
PETTY CASH AND CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCES REMAIN AT $100.00 AND $200.00 ON 12-31-15.
PERPETUAL CARE CERTIFICATE BALANCE REMAINS AT $62,821.14 ON 12-31-15.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND BALANCE REMAINS AT $208,918.87 ON 12-31-15.
HALL RESERVATION FUND BALANCE ON 11-30-15 WAS $1,115.88, RECEIPTS FOR DECEMBER WERE $30.00,
DISBURSEMENTS WERE $30.00, INTEREST WAS .04 CENTS. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 12-31-15 OF $1,115.92.
TAX SAVINGS ACCOUNT BALANCE ON 11-30-15 WAS $9,824.44, RECEIPTS FOR DECEMBER WERE $300,864.06,
DISBURSEMENTS WERE $64,966.55, INTEREST WAS $5.02. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 12-31-15 OF $245,726.97.
TREASURERS REPORT ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED.
BOB MADE A MOTION TO HAVE CYNTHIA OHRLING BECOME AN ALTERNATE BOARD OF REVIEW MEMBER.
BOARD OR REVIEW TRAINING WILL BE HELD IIN FEBRUARY ON THE 12TH FROM 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM.
BOB MADE A MOTION TO HAVE ALL BOARD OF REVIEW MEMBERS, PLUS ALTERNATES AND SUPERVISOR GO TO THE
TRAINING. THE COST IS $15.00 EACH. JEROME SECONDED
BOB MADE A MOTION TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE LOCAL RESIDENTS TO APPEAL IN WRITING TO THE MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW IN VICTORY TOWNSHIP. ALSO, WILL ALLOW NON-RESIDENTS TO APPEAL TO THE MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW IN WRITING IF THEY CHOOSE. JEROME SECONDED
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO PASS RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE ALTERNATE MEETING DATES FOR BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING DATES FOR THE 2016 YEAR. BOB SECONDED
BOB MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING DATES FOR BOARD OF REVIEW MEETINGS FOR 2016: ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 3-9-16 6:00 PM. MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW 3-17-16 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM AND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM. AND, ON
3-18-16 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM AND 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM. JULY BOARD OF REVIEW (if needed) 7-20-16 AT 6:00 PM. DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW (if needed) 12-14-16 AT 6:00PM. JEROME SECONDED
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE POVERTY GUIDELINES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, NOTWITHSTANDING THE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TAX EXEMPTIONS UNDER MCL 211.7u, THE VALUE OF ALL
ADDITIONAL ASSETS SHALL NOT EXCEED 1 1/2 TIMES THE ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF THE APPLICANT. BOB SECONDED
BOB MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE HAZARDOUS MITIGATION PLAN. JEROME SECONDED
COUNTY COMMISSIONER JANER ANDERSEN GAVE THE COUNTY REPORT.
MOTION TO ADJOURN AT 7:28 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: email@example.com 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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