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July 19, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Board of Trustees Meeting

July 19th, 2022

7:00 pm


I. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Richard Porter at 7:00 pm.


The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States: Led by Randy Fisher


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


Absent: None


Audience: Gary Tompkins, Harold Badger, Rusty Smith, James Cummings, Steve Frisbie, Michael Armitage


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 June 21st 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: Hydrogen companies are looking to come in with the solar arrays. Pine Gate wants to hold off on their CUP and PILT because they can’t get the materials to get started at this time.


VII. Committee Reports:


Planning Commission/Roads – Scott Frederick. The last Planning Commission Meeting included a public hearing for the Body Shop. There hasn’t been a meeting since then.

Fire – Chief Lance Lohrke. See the attached report for the calls in June. Training for June was water rescue. Lance Waito went over the report for June.


VIII. Public Comment: Sheriff Hinkley gave an update on the on their employee situation. They have been very busy in Sheridan Township recently. Tommy Miller is asking for support for the 2022 election. Gary Tompkins updated us on what is going on at the county. Gary is asking for support for the 2022 election. Steve Frisbie gave an update on how funding works for roads; explaining that misappropriation of funds is not what is happening at the county level. He gives an update on 28 Mile Rd. Michael Armitage the 911 executive director gives information on the 911 millage that will be on the August 2nd ballot.


IX. Unfinished Business:


1. Resolution 2022-07 to extend CUP Resolution 2021-03 for one year. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to not approve Resolution 2022-07 to extend CUP for Shipsterns solar. Roll call vote; 2 yes, 3 no. The motion failed. A motion was made by Stephanie, 2nd by Hayley to table this until August 1st. Roll call vote; 4 yes, 1 no. The motion passed.


2. Resolution 2022-08 to establish Industrial District for Shipsterns Solar, LLC. A motion was made by Stephanie, 2nd by Hayley to table this util August 1st. Roll call vote; 4 yes, 1 no. The motion passed.


X. New Business


1. Discuss and vote on purchase of new server from RBS. James cummings gives us an update on how the new computers are working. He goes over the new server that they would like us to purchase as the old one is about to go out of service. We will need to amend our capital outlay equipment line item to purchase this server. A move from Contingency to Capital Outlay Equipment is suggested for $7,500. A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Randy to purchase the new server from RBS for $7,485.43. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to amend the budget to reduce Contingency 101-271-961.000 and increase Capital Outlay Equipment 101-265-977.000 by $7,500. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed

2. Discuss Covid-19 procedures. At this time, we are going to follow the recommendations of the county.


3. Resolution 2022-09 selling foreclosed parcel 19-100-057-10. Township has no interest in keeping property. We need to include the summer taxes at 275.19 in the resolution. A motion was made Randy, 2nd by Scott to amend the proposed resolution to include the wording for summer taxes at $275.19. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed. A motion was made by Randy 2nd by Scott accept Resolution 2022-09. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


4. Amend 2022-2023 fire budget for insurance funds to repair truck damaged by fire. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to amend the fire budget increasing line 206-336-768.300 equipment by $29,694.64. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


5. Amend 2022-2023 Election Grant Budget. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to increase the State Grant 101-000-540.000 and the Capital Outlay Equipment 101-262-977.000 by $1,500. Roll Call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


XI. Adjourn: A motion was made by Hayley, 2nd by Stephanie to adjourn at 8:28. All in favor; the motion passed.



Stephanie Craig, Secretary






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