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August 16, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Board of Trustees Meeting

August 16, 2022

7:00 pm


I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Richard Porter at 7:07 pm.


The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States: Led by Stephanie Craig


Present: Randy Fisher, Scott Frederick, Stephanie Craig, and Richard Porter


Absent: Hayley England, excused


Audience: Rusty Smith, Lance Waito, Lance Lohrke


II. Approval of Agenda: A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to accept the agenda as written. All in favor. The motion passed.


III. Approval of previous Township Board Minutes. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by to Scott accept the July 19th meeting minutes as presented. All in favor. The motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by to Scott accept the July 28th special meeting minutes as presented. All in favor. The motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by to Scott accept the August 1st special meeting minutes as presented. All in favor. The motion passed.


IV. Payment of Bills: A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve the payment of the bills. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


V. Treasurers Report: A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to accept the treasurers report as presented. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


VI. Correspondence: We received a “thank you” note from the Albion Shuffleboard Club. They would like to take a photo with the board sometime soon. We received a letter from Roxanne Seeber from Bauckham Sparks law firm in response to the letter that we sent them last month. We have a meeting with the firm on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 3:00, which will take place in a close session.


VII. Committee Reports:


Planning Commission/Roads – Scott Frederick. The Planning Commission is currently in contact with Carlisle Wortman about a couple of ordinances. They would like to see more information required for homes that are installing more than 200-amp service. They are also looking into the ordinance on swimming pool gates, and fences.

Fire – Chief Lance Lohrke. See the attached report for the calls in July. Chief Lohrke goes over the report for July. Training for July was boom deployment. Engine 16 should be returned soon, possibly even this week.


VIII. Public Comment: None


IX. Unfinished Business: None


X. New Business


1. Create committee to investigate hiring a township manager. To include job description, qualifications, wages, and contract. It is suggested that Randy Fisher, Richard Porter, Lance Lohrke, Sherrie Case, and David Martin would be on the committee. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to create a committee to investigate a township manager. All in favor. The motion passed.


2. Form a committee to investigate a fire station addition. To include recommending size and getting quotes. We will be using the ARPA funds for the fire station, so it is important to have a plan for how the funds will be used. It is suggested that Lance Lohrke, Richard Porter, Rusty Smith, and Randy Fisher, along with possibly one other firefighter, be a part of this committee. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to create a committee to investigate the expansion of the fire station. All in favor. The motion passed.


XI. Adjourn: A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Randy to adjourn at 7:31. All in favor; the motion passed.



Stephanie Craig, Secretary







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