MINUTES for REGULAR BOARD MEETING

Held on March 9, 2021

 

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

Present: Anderson, Becker, Gehris, Zimmermann, McAlindon

Absent: None

Minutes:

Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Zimmermann, CARRIED to approve the minutes for the February 9, 2021 meeting, as printed.

Treasurer’s Report:

J. Gehris announced that 96.4% of summer and winter taxes have been collected.

J. Gehris went over fund sheets.

Moved by Anderson, Seconded by McAlindon, CARRIED to receive the Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Zoning Report:

M. Fil reviewed his written report for the Board.

M. Fil asked for a 2% raise.

Moved by Gehris, Seconded by McAlindon, CARRIED to approve a 2% raise for the Zoning Administrator. The raise will be effective April 1, 2021.

Assessor’s Report:

J. Landry was not present for the meeting.

Fire Authority Report:

Someone needs to start going to the Fire Board meetings, because D. Becker will not be able to attend anymore.

Anderson will take over going to the meetings, starting this month.

Road Commission Meetings need to be taken over by someone, also. The Supervisor meetings for the Road Commission are quarterly. S. McAlindon has said that he will start attending the meetings if they fit into his schedule. Anderson said she would get the dates and let him know when they are.

Sims-Whitney Utilities Authority Report:

Mackie is raising issues with the audit and the water tower money, again.

We have requested that the topic of these issues be added to the Water Authority Agenda for the next meeting, even if it is not on the agenda the topic will be brought up.

Sims Whitney Cemetery/Transfer Station Report:

Mackie is trying to get a meeting set up for March 17, 2021 at 6:30. Everyone was okay with that date.

Sharon Zimmermann and Steve Gingerich will be Whitney Township’s alternates for the Board, as laid out in the by-laws.

McAlindon is applying for the joint money again for water meter replacement for 2% grant process.

Public Comment:

None

Old Business:

Roads- 5-Year Road Plan- Becker and Anderson have worked up a plan and need the Board to approve, if possible.

Moved by McAlindon, Seconded by Zimmermann, CARRIED to approve the 5-Year Road Plan, as printed.

New Business:

Approving the By-Laws for the Cemetery- The By-Laws were stipulated to by Sims Township and they now need to be signed by each Township.

The By-Laws need to be registered with the court, if that is not already part of the court process with Sims Township stipulating to them.
Moved by Anderson, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to approve the Cemetery By-Laws, as printed.

Pre-Budget Meeting- The Board needs to set a date to meet to go over the budget before the Annual Meeting/Budget Hearing.

March 17, 2021 at Noon at H&H Bakery works for everyone, so that is when the meeting will be held.

Virtual Conference for the MTA- Anderson needs to know if anyone wants to attend the virtual conference in April that the MTA is putting on.

McAlindon, Gehris, Becker, and Zimmermann all have opted not to attend. Anderson needs to attend, because of her position on the MTA Board of Directors.

D. Becker would like the Board to remember to get agenda items to him for Board Meetings on the Thursday before the meetings, so he can get the agenda ready for the meeting.

Pay the Bills:

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

Adjournment:

Moved by Anderson, Seconded by Gehris, CARRIED to adjourn at 7:47pm.

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Anderson
Whitney Township Clerk