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June 21, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Board of Trustees Meeting

June 21, 2022

7:00 pm


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


Pledge: The pledge was led by Tommy Miller


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


Absent: None


Audience: Richmond Offerson, Lance Lohrke, Gary Tompkins, Tyler Collins, Rusty Smith, Tommy Miller


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


III. Approval of previous Township Board Minutes: A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Randy to accept the April 19th meeting minutes. All in favor, the motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to accept the May 10th meeting minutes. All in favor, the motion passed. A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Randy to accept the June 1st meeting minutes. All in favor, the motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to accept the June 16th meeting minutes. All in favor, the motion passed.


IV. Payment of Bills: A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to pay 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. All in favor; the motion passed.


VI. Correspondence: Albion college wants to talk to us about putting hydrogen production in with the solar arrays. The township will need to do research on this and see if it is something that we would like to participate in.


VII. Committee Reports


1. Planning Commission/Roads – Scott Frederick. Planning Commission is currently working with the Body Shop (a health and wellness facility) to get their business up and running.


2. Fire – Chief Lance Lohrke. See the attached report for the calls for April, May, and June. Chief goes over the calls for April, May, and June. Training for April was grass fire, training for May was rapid intervention/ self-rescue. We are still waiting on the wiring harness for Engine-16. It was decided that the harness will be built instead of waiting for it. Soon everything should be ready for Chief to go and look at it.


VIII. Public Comment: Tommy Miller, County Commissioner made public comment/campaign speech. Gary Tompkins made public comment/ campaign speech. He updated us on what is happening in the county.


IX. Unfinished Business: None


X. New Business


1. Discuss first right of refusal on foreclosed township parcels. There are 2 parcels in Sheridan Township in foreclosure. A resident is willing to purchase one of the properties and do the clean-up if we decide to accept this property back. A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Randy to accept back property number 19-100-057-10 from the county. All in favor; the motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to not accept the right of first refusal for property number 19-271-057-00, address 27620 C Dr N Albion, MI 49224. All in favor; the motion passed.


2 Amend 2022-23 fire budget, for insurance funds to repair truck damaged by fire. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to table this item until the next meeting. All in favor; the motion passed.

3 Resolution 2022-05 to apply for 2022 election security grant. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve Resolution 2022-05 to accept the 2022 Election Security Grant. All in favor; the motion passed.


4 Resolution 2022-06 to approve 2022 tax rate request. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve resolution 2022-06 to approve 2022 tax rate request. All in favor; the motion passed.


5 Discuss and vote on purchase of new server from RBS. There was discussion about the quote for the new server. The board would like more information on this issue. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to table this item until the next meeting. All in favor, the motion passed.


6 Disposal of old township laptops. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to allow the supervisor to decide on the disposal of the old laptops. All in favor, the motion passed.


7 Motion to support letter to Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman requestion to be made whole of loss of solar revenue. A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Randy to approve the letter to Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


8 Resolution 2022-07 to extend CUP resolution 2021-03 for one year. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to table this item for 30 days. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


9 Resolution 2022-08 to establish Industrial district for Shipstern solar. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to table this item for 30 days. Roll call vote; all in favor. The motion passed.


XI. Adjourn: A motion was made by Hayley, 2nd by Scott at to adjourn at 8:16 pm. All in favor, the motion passed.



Stephanie Craig, Secretary




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