|REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 3, 2018
MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6 PM BY SUPERVISOR JIM MAZUR, BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT WERE CLERK BARBARA EGELER, TRUSTEE BOB KESLING, TREASURER PATTI GEERS, TRUSTEE JEROME PAPES. WE HAD THIRTEEN GUEST ATTEND.
MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS PRESENTED.
SHERIFF’S REPORT WAS GIVEN BY SHERIFF KIM COLE.
JEROME MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS, BOB SECONDED
TREASURERS REPORT: MONEY MARKET FUND BALANCE ON 10-31-18 WAS $251,306.63, RECEIPTS FOR NOVEMBER WERE $21,527.29, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $11,336.62, LEAVING A BALANCE OF $261,497.30 ON 11-30-18.
PETTY CASH AND CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCES REMAIN AT $100.00 AND $200.00 ON 11-30-18.
PERPETUAL CARE CERTIFICATE BALANCE REMAINS AT $62,821.14 ON 11-30-18.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND BALANCE REMAINS AT .00 ON 11-30-18. (WAS MOVED INTO GENERAL FUND, UNTIL CD’S CAN BE REINVESTED)
HALL RESERVATION FUND BALANCE ON 10-31-18 WAS $1,117.67, DEPOSITS FOR NOVEMBER WERE $30.00, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $30.00, INTEREST WAS .07 CENTS. LEAVING A BALANCE OF $1,117.74 ON 11-30-18.
TAX SAVINGS ACCOUNT BALANCE ON 10-31-18 WAS $10,761.07, RECEIPTS FOR NOVEMBER WERE $6,156.08, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $2,885.87, NO INTEREST REPORTED AT THIS TIME. LEAVING A BALANCE OF $14,031.28 ON 11-30-18.
TREASURERS REPORT ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED.
JIM REPORTED THAT HE WAS CONTACTED BY A 94 YR OLD WORLD WAR II VETERAN, (FORMER LONG TIME RESIDENT AND CURRENT PROPERTY OWNER) WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT THE MEMORIAL SECTION AT VICTORY PARK FOR HIS GRAND DAUGHTERS WEDDING, JIM TOLD HIM IT WAS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, THAT WE DON’T RENT OUT THE PARK . THEY ARE WELCOME TO USE THE UPPER PARK FOR THE WEDDING, HOWEVER, THEY WANT TO SET UP A TENT FOR THE WEDDING, AND ASKED IF THEY COULD STAY IN A CAMPER OVERNIGHT WHILE THE TENT WAS SET UP TO MAKE SURE NOTHING HAPPENS TO THE SET UP. JIM BROUGHT IT TO THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC WHO ATTENDED THE MEETING, AND, WE ARE MAKING AN EXCEPTION TO THE “NO OVER NIGHT CAMPING RULE”. IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD AND THOSE ATTENDING, THAT WE ALLOW THIS VETERAN TO HAVE HIS GRAND DAUGHTERS WEDDING THERE.
JIM READ A LETTER FROM PAUL COLEMAN, IT WAS ABOUT HIS CONCERNS WITH THE WATER LINES THE CITY OF LUDINGTON WANTS TO RUN THROUGH VICTORY TOWNSHIP TO WEST SHORE COLLEGE.
TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR NANCY VANDERVEST CAME TO THE MEETING, TO HAVE THE BOARD ADOPT A FEW POLICIES REQUIRED BY STATE OF MICH AMAR(AUDIT OF MIMINUM ASSESSING REQUIREMENTS)
1) JIM MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE POVERTY PROPERTY EXEMPTION GUIDELINES (AMAR REQUIRED) JEROME SECONDED MOTION CARRIED
2) 2019 CONSUMERS PRICE INDEX 1.024
3) JIM MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNER ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, ETC.) (AMAR REQUIRED) BOB SECONDED MOTION CARRIED
4) SMALL BUSINESSES WITH PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER $80,000 TRUE CASH VALUE CAN CLAIM THE SMALL BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMTION
5) JIM MADE A MOTION TO WAIVE THE PROPERTY TRANSFER AFFIDAVIT FEE (AMAR REQUIREMENT) JEROME SECONDED
6) JIM MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT PUBLIC INSPECTION POLICY (AMAR REQUIREMENT) POLICY BOB SECONDED
7) AMAR AUDIT WILL BE 2021
8) BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING DATES WILL BE POSTED ON WEB SITE.
9) JIM MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING DATES. JEROME SECONDED
10) JIM MADE A MOTION TO ADOPT PERSONAL PROPERTY CANVAS POLICY (AMAR REQUIREMENT) BOB SECONDED
11) NO DECEMBER 2018 BOR
TOWNSHIP RESIDENT BETTY MACKEY CAME TO THE MEETING WITH CONCERNS ON TOWNLINE ROAD FROM QUARTERLINE ROAD EAST TO 31. SHE WOULD LIKE THE ROAD COMMISSION TO DO SOME WORK ON IT.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER JANET ANDERSEN GAVE THE COUNTY REPORT.
MOTION TO ADJOURN AT 7:22 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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