FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 26, 2015
A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015, in the township board room.
Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash, and Chuck Whitlow. Members Absent: None
At 7:00 p.m., Supervisor Werschem opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Also Present: 4– residents; 0– employees; DPW Director, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor, and Attorney Brad Fisher
The January 12, 2015 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented.
The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the January 26, 2015 meeting agenda with the following addition: 2015 Federal Poverty Income Standards under New Business, Letter B
PUBLIC COMMENTS – none received
CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1) Fruitport Township Fire Department 2014 Annual Report
2) Fruitport Township Police Department 2014 Annual Report
3) Michigan Townships Association (MTA) legislative up-dates
4) Michigan Gas Utilities notice of public concerning approval to implement a gas cost recovery plan to compute its natural gas custom’s bills.
5) For period ending December 31, 2014 Revenue and Expenditure report
6) 2015-2016 Water and Sewer budgets
15-007 2015-2016 Budget Discussion
Discussion took place. The Budget Public Hearing will take place at the meeting to be held on February 23, 2015, and adoption of the budget on March 9, 2015.
15-008 MCRC Brining for 2015
Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Muskegon County Road Commission of the Township’s intention on one road brining which will include the MCRC participating 50/50 for the first brining plus 100% ofany private roads with approved special assessment districts.
Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem Nays: None
15-009 2015 Federal Poverty Income Exemption Guidelines
Ron Becklin moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Federal Poverty Income Standards used for setting poverty exemption guidelines for 2015, as recommended by the Supervisor and the Assessor’s department.
Ayes: Becklin, Dillon, Nash, Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Werschem Nays: None
15-010 Payment of Bills
Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks: $5,027.31; Public Safety $9,958.36; Water: $22,922.37; and Sewer: $4,807.47 Total: $42,715.51
Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None
PUBLIC COMMENTS #2 – None received
The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was Carried Unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:07.
CAROL HULKA, CLERK BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR