Held on April 11, 2023

Meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Donald Becker at 7:00pm.
Present: McAlindon, Becker, Anderson, Gehris
Absent: Zimmermann

March 14, 2023
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the minutes from the March 14, 2023
meeting, as printed,

March 25, 2023
Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the minutes from the March 25, 2023
Special Meeting/Budget Hearing, as printed.

Treasurer’s Report:
Gehris went over fund sheets for General Fund and Water Department
March 2023

General Fund
Balance on Hand

Water Department
Balance on Hand
Moved by Anderson, Seconded by McAlindon, CARRIED to receive the Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Zoning Report:
J. Vinson was unavailable for the meeting.

Assessor’s Report:
Board of Review handled 6 appeals: 1 write in; 1 walk in; and 4 others.
Assessor’s contract has expired, and she has sent over a new contract. She would like to get a cost of living increase.
Moved McAlindon, Seconded by Anderson, CARRIED to increase the Assessor’s wages by 8%.

Fire Authority Report:
The discussion of the new fire truck continues. K. Hummerick house is supposed to be meeting with the sales rep soon, but he has been informed that the truck would take 2 years to produce. Estimated cost is somewhere between $600000.00 and $800000.00.

Sims-Whitney Utilities Authority Report:
The new membranes for the filters are not going to be here until sometime in June.

Sims Whitney Cemetery/Transfer Station Report:
We gave employees a raise at both places of $1.00/hour.
The budget was approved, we approved more stone for the Transfer Station and Cemetery, discussed the grants being submitted to Tribal Council, and many other things.

Public Comment:
What is being done on 23? It is going to be ground up and resurfaced, with all the bumps hopefully being addressed.

Old Business:
Quote on Lighting for Hall- We haven’t received the quote from the electrician that came in.
Survey- The price for SSI’s survey is going to be $2350.00, Anderson has not heard back from Riggs and will call again to try and get an answer.

New Business:
Local Control Issue- McAlindon printed a resolution that was sent from a group trying to preserve local control for Townships. No decision needs to be made and can be discussed again next month.

Solar Ordinance- Planning Commission is trying to get a Solar Ordinance in place for large solar farms, we keep running into road blocks in the process.

A resident asked a question about what constitutes blight. Anderson is going to get her a copy of the ordinance.

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

Moved by Anderson, Seconded by McAlindon, CARRIED to adjourn at 7:30pm.




Kimberly Anderson
Whitney Township Clerk