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Unapproved Minutes of the Whitefish Township Board

Regular Meeting –   May 4th, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Supervisor Ertel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Present: Wanda Knox, Susan Anway, Richard Gratopp, and Darryl Ertel.

Absent: Edson Forrester.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

No amendments to the agenda.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to approve the minutes of the April 6th, 2017 regular meeting as presented. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to approve the minutes of the April 11th, 2017 special meeting as presented. Motion carried.

 

Clerk’s budget report received via Wanda Knox.

 

Treasurer’s report received via Susan Anway. (Attachment #1)

 

Waiver of First Right of Refusal

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to table the “Waiver of First Right of Refusal” until special meeting. Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s report received via Darryl Ertel.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to pay bills as presented in the amount of $194,495.77. Motion carried. (Attachment #2)

 

Correspondence received.

 

Public comment received.

 

Committee Reports

No Fire department report received.

 

EMS report received via letter from Renee Gray.

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to support Peggy Moore, Chris Lucas, and Kim Kirby in the Advanced EMT course scheduled to begin May 2, 2017. Cost is $195 per student for a total of 585. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to accept the “Mutual Aid Agreement” with Luce County Ambulance. Motion carried. (Attachment #3)

 

Motion by Ertel, second by Anway, to accept $10,000 for the old ambulance. Motion carried.

 

Library report received via Laurie Bicknell.

 

Zoning administrators report received via letter from Bill Mangham.

 

Ordinance Enforcement Officer (OEO) report received via Bill Mangham. (Attachment #4)

 

No Zoning Board of Appeals report received.

 

Planning Commission report received via Richard Gratopp.

 

No Assessor report received.

 

Old Business

 

The township is still seeking persons interested in the alternate positions for the Board of

Review.

 

New Business

 

Set budget workshop for May 8th, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

 

Set annual meeting date for June 30th, 2017 at 10 a.m.

 

Salary Resolution motion

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to approve the salary resolution for 2017/2018 year as presented. Motion carried. (Attachment #5)

Roll call: Knox – yes, Anway – yes,  Gratopp, - yes and Ertel - yes.

 

Budget amendments

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to approve budget amendments as presented. Motion carried. (Attachment #6)

 

License agreement with Cloverland electric.

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to sign “License Agreement for Temporary Seasonal Signs, Banners, & Decoration” with “Cloverland Electric Cooperative” as presented. Motion carried.

(Attachment #7)

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to approve a letter of support to the GLSHS for the “Capital Improvement Program of Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs 2017-2018”. Motion carried. (Attachment #8)

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to approve a letter of support to the GLSHS for the “Operational Support Program of Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs 2017-2018” Motion carried. (Attachment #9)

 

American tower proposal

Ertel recommended to

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to refuse the offer by American Tower to sell the lease agreement for a lump-sum payment. Motion carried. (Attachment #10)

 

Resident Officer

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to send a letter to the Michigan State Police and Lee Chatfield in regard to “Resident Officer”. Motion carried. (Attachment #11)

 

Northwood’s (3rd creek subdivision)

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to approve the final review the Preliminary Plat for the 3rd Creek Subdivision. Motion carried. Roll call: Knox – yes, Anway – yes, Gratopp – Abstained, and Ertel – yes.

 

No Land Divisions.

 

Signed minutes returned to the clerk.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, carried to adjourn meeting at 7:52 p.m.