Sheridan Township Board of Trustees Meeting
January 5, 2022
I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Richard Porter at 10:03 am.
The Pledge was led by Richard Porter
Present: Randy Fisher, Scott Frederick, Stephanie Craig, Richard Porter, and Hayley England.
II. Approval of Agenda: A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve the agenda as presented. All in favor; the motion passed.
III. Public Comment: None
IV. New Business
1. Workshop to discuss road work for 2022. Richard updates us on the solar companies, and the funds coming in from them. We have $150,000 coming in from Ranger Power which is now owned by D.E.Shaw. Savion was purchased over the holiday by Shell Oil. They are selling power to DTE. We have $375,000 coming in each year from them. Pine Gate will be paying $75,000 annually. In addition to the solar funds coming in, we also have $160,000 from the road millage. The adds to $760,000 that we have available for 2022. We would like to go to the county with our amounts and see what they will be willing to match for us. Richard would like to do a board meeting in which Kelly would attend, or at least a meeting with her that two of our board members would attend. Randy would like to see us take our 20-year funding amounts to this meeting, in addition to a plan for 2022. He would like see the Township have more input on what company does the roads. If the township is paying 100%, we would like to be able to get the bids ourselves. It is noted that we would also want to check on canopy costs, which is important to the longevity of the road. We need to choose which roads to do this year so we can go to the county with a plan. Discussion follows about which road would be the best choice. J drive and H drive are suggested. It is decided that we would like to do H drive between 28 and 29 Mile, and J drive between 26 and 27 Mile as these are some of our worst roads, and are higher in traffic. We will try to set up a meeting with the county next week along with Gary Tompkins to discuss our options for moving forward on the roads that were chosen.
V. Adjourn: A motion was made by Hayley, 2nd by Randy to adjourn at 11:12. All in favor; the motion passed.
Stephanie Craig, Secretary