MINUTES for REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Held on April 14, 2020

Meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Donald Becker at 7pm.

Present: Gehris, Anderson, Becker, Zimmermann, McAlindon
Absent: None

Minutes:
March 3, 2020 Special Meeting
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Special Meeting Minutes from March 3, 2020, as printed.

March 3, 2020 Regular Meeting
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes from March 3, 2020, as printed.

March 18, 2020 Pre-Budget Special Meeting
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Pre-Budget Special Meeting Minutes from March 18, 2020, as printed.

March 25, 2020 Special Meeting
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Special Meeting Minutes from March 25, 2020, as printed.

March 28, 2020 Truth in Taxation
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Truth in Taxation Meeting Minutes from March 28, 2020, as printed.

March 28, 2020 Special Meeting/Budget Hearing
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Special Meeting/Budget Hearing Minutes from March 28, 2020, as printed.

Treasurer’s Report:
Gehris went over fund sheets
March 2020

General Fund
Income $30985.36 Disbursements $44145.07
Balance on Hand $161923.00

Water Department
Income $18144.40 Disbursements $30553.13
Balance on Hand $38205.10
Moved Anderson, Seconded by McAlindon, CARRIED to receive Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Zoning Report:
Fil filed a written report, which is attached.

Assessor’s Report:
No report the assessor is working from home

Fire Authority Report:
No meetings just paying the bills.

Sims-Whitney Utilities Authority Report:
There is still an issue with Sims Township thinking the mains and towers belong to the Authority and they don’t.

Sims Whitney Cemetery/Transfer Station Report:
*We need a plan for the Cemetery By-Laws
*Sims does not want to meet over the phone or the internet. Both Boards need to meet to iron out the differences on the by-laws.
*Sims has stated that they have given in on everything and now Whitney needs to give in on some things. We are not giving into Sims anymore. We want the number of Board Members reduced to 3 or 4 and not all 10 Board Members.
*We need to have a discussion with Eppert about the whole situation, 2 Board members should meet with him. Don will be one and Scott has volunteered to be the other. Anderson will set the meeting for afternoon any day. The lowest we will go on members of the Cemetery Board is 4 per Township.

Public Comment:
None

Old Business:

Lawn Care Bids- We did not receive one bid for the lawn care from the ad in the paper.
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to extend the contract with Karl’s Pro Serv.

Road Commission Meeting- We received our bids for all 4 road projects, we have 2 that we need to do through the Road Commission. The other 2 roads we need to see what kind of price we can get from Killingbeck Excavating.

Dump Fee for Jerry Brown at Brown’s Landing- the commercial tags are $55.00 and Jerry offered years ago to pay $600.00 a year for getting rid of his trash at the RV park.

Should we remove the $600.00 fee from Jerry’s taxes.
Moved by Becker, Seconded by Anderson, CARRIED with 1 no vote to remove the $600.00 fee from Jerry Brown’s taxes.

New Business:
Meetings because of COVID-19- the Township Board must be held but the Planning Commission and other non-essential meetings can be put off for now.

Water Meter Replacement- are we sending a letter to section 1 resident’s about water meters being replaced. We will ask the guys about whether it needs to be done or not.

Mosquito Control Program- they are going to start spraying like they normally do, even though with COVID-19 issue is going on.

Pay The Bills:
Moved McAlindon, Seconded by Becker, CARRIED to pay the bills and any that come in later.

Adjournment:
Moved by Anderson, Seconded by Zimmermann, CARRIED to adjourn at 8:36pm.

Kimberly Anderson
Whitney Township Clerk