April Board Minutes

WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 24TH, 2019 7:00PM
Meeting opened by Supervisor Jack Heidtman with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present included Supervisor Jack Heidtman, Deputy Clerk Deena Barnhart, Treasurer Catherine Shaw, and Trustee Kris Shaw. Clerk Michelle Christal and Trustee Tim Overmyer were excused. Also present was Ray Johnson, Peg Jensen, Fred St. Onge, and Charles Bhremer.

AGENDA: A motion to approve the Agenda was made by Catherine Shaw and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C

PUBLIC COMMENT: Peg Jensen asked if there were any applicants for the TAC board. There have not been any applications. Fred St. Onge spoke about property usage with a neighbor of his. There was discussion about this issue with the Board.

MINUTES: A motion to approve the Budget Hearing minutes was made by Kris Shaw and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C A motion to approve the Truth N Taxation hearing minutes was made by Kris Shaw and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C A motion to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes as presented was made by Kris Shaw and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C

JOINT OPERATIONS BILLS: A motion to approve the JOB bills totaling $26,607.05 was made by Kris Shaw, and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C

JOINT OPERATOINS BUDGET: A motion to approve the JOB budget with the changes was made by Catherine Shaw and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C

FINANCIAL REPORT: A motion to approve the Financial Report as presented was made by Catherine Shaw and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C

BUDGET REPORT: A motion to $1809.45 from Township Board to Buildings and grounds was made by Kris Shaw and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C A motion to move $130.00 from Township Board to Elections, $40.00 from Township Board to Board of Review, and $1548.93 from Township Board to Tipping Fees was made by Kris Shaw and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C A motion to approve the current budget was made by Catherine Shaw and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C

BILLS PAYABLE: A motion to pay the total West Branch bills totaling $30,047.53 was made by Kris Shaw and supported by Catherine Shaw. M/C

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: Nothing at this time.

ASSESSOR REPORT: Jack Heidtman read a letter from Dulce Ranta with a quote for assuming the assessing duties in West Branch. Jack Heidtman would like to invite her to the May board meeting.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Deena Barnhart and Kris Shaw gave report from Planning Commission Meeting. Discussion was held about the marijuana ordinance. Next meeting is in August.

JOINT OPERATIONS: Discussion was held about the meeting. Minutes are on file. A motion to put Brandon Koenig on the bank account was made by Catherine Shaw, and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C

RECREATION COMMITTEE: Nothing at this time.

SOA: Nothing at this time.

CORRESPONDENCE: All correspondence is on file.

OLD BUSINESS:

A. MARIJUANA ORDINANCE: A motion to authorize a public hearing was made by Jack Heidtman and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C
B. KITCHEN/STAGE UPDATE: Ray Johnson discussed his ideas for removing the stage. Jack Heidtman asked Mr. Johnson to put together a proposal for the May board meeting.
C. LANDFILL MILLAGE UPDATE: There will be a proposal on the ballot in August for millage to support the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority.

NEW BUSINESS:
A. NEW EMPLOYEE (Fill in – office): A motion to hire Nicole Latta as a fill-in office worker was made by Catherine Shaw and supported by Kris Shaw. M/C
B. OFFICE MANAGER AT MEETINGS: Jack Heidtman stated he did not feel it was necessary for the Office Manager to be present at every meeting. Supervisor Heidtman suggested the Office Manager write a monthly report for the board much like the Assessor does.
C. CARD READER UPDATE: Catherine Shaw stated she has been trying to reach the company the board decided to use. Supervisor Heidtman stated thee needs to be a policy for this card reader. Kris Shaw suggested a monthly report be made on how much use the card reader gets.

EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT: Charles Bhremer spoke to the Board about an incident with a Board member. Discussion was held resulting in Supervisor Heidtman closing meeting.

BOARD COMMENT:

Meeting adjourned at 8:22 pm

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Submitted by Deena Barnhart, Deputy Clerk

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Board of Review
July 16, 2019
11:30-12:30