FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
The regular meeting of the Fruitport Charter Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Brian Werschem at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2015, in the township board room.
Supervisor Werschem opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash and Chuck Whitlow. Members Absent: No one
Also Present: 0 -township residents; o-employees; Public Safety Director, Doctor; DPW Director, Farrar; Eric Van Dop, Brickley DeLong; and State Representative Holly Hughes.
The board meeting minutes of August 24, 2015—regular meeting—was approved as presented.
The board meeting agenda for September 14, 2015, was approved as presented.
CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1) Michigan Township Legislative up-dates
2) On August 19,2015, the Muskegon County Road Commission abandoned and discontinued Ellis Road,
between Harvey Street and Quarterline Road, as a County road.
3) Three notices of public hearings for the month September were received from Michigan Gas Utilities
15-087 Amendment to Bendzinski and Co. Contract
Ron Becklin moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the amended Bendzinski & Co. contract regarding bonding. In addition to submitting the Township’s Annual Information Statement and Audited Financial Statements to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) through Electronic Municipal Market Access (“EMMA”), Bendzinski & Co. also agrees to submit Fruitport’s portion of the West Michigan Regional Water Authority’s audited financial statements to the MSRB through EMMA.
Ayes: Becklin, Dillon, Nash, Hulka, Markgraf, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None
15-088 2014 – 2015 Audit Presentation
Eric Van Dop, CPA and Senior Manager from the firm of Brinkley DeLong, PLC, gave an overview and analysis of the financial activities of the Township for the Fiscal Year ending March 2015. At the end of the analysis of the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year, the governmental funds reported a total General Fund balance of $1,403,026.
The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Marjorie Nash, was Carried Unanimously, to accept the audit presentation and findings for Fiscal Year ending March 2015, and enter these into public record.
15-089 Payment of Bills
Dave Markgraf moved, supported by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund and Parks: $22,223.59; Public Safety: $13,180.23; Water: $18,549.20; Sewer $24,782.01 Total: $78,735.03
Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Whitlow, Becklin, Werschem Nays: None
PUBLIC COMMENTS / REPORTS
Through a grant and efforts of the Fruitport Village Council, Fruitport Village received 16 trees for planting. The Village only needing 6 trees gave 10 trees to the Township that were then planted at the soccer field on Sheringer Road.
Holly Hughes, State Representative in the 91st District, gave an informational overview of the legislative happenings in Lansing.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35p.m.
CAROL HULKA, CLERK BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR