March 19, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Board of Trustee’s

March 19, 2019

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Richard Porter @ 7:00 p.m.

Pledge: The pledge was given

Present: Roll call Randy Fisher, Scott Frederick, Shanna Pollman, Brenda Heisler, and Richard Porter

Absent: None

Audience: Chief Lance Lohrke, Rebecca and David Nelson citizens, County Commissioner Gary Tompkins, and Library Director Cindy Stanczak

Approval of Agenda: A motion was made by Shanna Pollman, 2nd by Brenda Heisler to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried.

Minutes: Stand as amended, a motion was made by Randy Fisher, 2nd by Scott Frederick. The motion carried.

Bills: A motion was made by Brenda Heisler, 2nd by Scott Frederick to pay the bills. Roll call vote – Yes – Brenda Heisler, Richard Porter, Shanna Pollman, Randy Fisher, and Scott Frederick. The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Investment Report: Accepted as written.

Correspondence: -Ranger Power – 1,800 acers with 1,000 actual panels. We are going to ask for a new Grass Rig as part of their agreement. Ranger Power will be seeing Chief Lohrke on Friday.

-There is a Hearing conducted by Ranger Power on April 3, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 at the Albion College Ludington Building.

Planning Committee: -Scott Frederick reported that the Planning Committee is working on the Master Plan.

-The Road Committee reported that a couple in our township has said they would donate $300.00 for the Road Millage for signs.

Fire Department: -Chief Lance Lohrke – the fire department held a covered scene size-up on February 10th and 11th.

-See attached Fire Department Report

Public Comment: -David & Becky Nelson came in and expressed frustration on a neighbor who has blight in their yard and wants to know how to handle the situation. We as a board suggested he come in and see out Zoning Administrator Wes Cuatt to make a report.

-County Commissioner Tompkins discussed the road side dumping and what can be done.

-Commissioner Tompkins reported that the weight restrictions were put on and they now have a “Policy” that was sent out to all Supervisor on the 7th.

-Commissioner Tompkins said public input session for transportation to be held in April, dated to be determined later for the public.

-The Nelson’s received a copy of County Commissioner Gary Tompkins newsletter from Brenda Heisler.

-Commissioner Tompkins passed out a Survey to enlighten him on what we want to have him do.

-Commission Tompkins brought up the .45 Cent gas tax proposed by Governor Whitmer and how the disproportionate is unfair to rural communities.

-Scott Frederic asked about 24 Mile Road and a healthy discussion followed.

-Albion District Library Director Cindy Stanczak – reported the new elevator in the library will be active in a few weeks.

-Director Stanczak said there are tax forms available at the library.

-Director Stanczak said there are 5 mobile hot spots available to most citizens of Sheridan Township with library cards. (Those in Marshall School District)

Unfinished Business: Ken Powers is asking to be put on as a full time At Will Employee – his pay is still the same, this way he will be covered by our Liability Insurance. A motion was made by Scott Frederick, 2nd by Randy Fisher to add Mr. Powers. Roll call vote – Yes – Randy Fisher, Richard Porter, Shanna Pollman, Brenda Heisler, and Scott Frederick. The motion carried.

New Business: -Supervisor Richard Porter talked of the Budget, copies were distributed and a discussion followed. A motion was made by Brenda Heisler, 2nd by Shanna Pollman to accept the Sheridan Township Budget for 2019-2020 year. Roll call vote – Yes – Randy Fisher, Richard Porter, Scott Frederick, Shanna Pollman, and Brenda Heisler. The motion carried.

-A motion was made by Randy Fisher, 2nd by Shanna Pollman to accept the Fire Department Budget for 2019-2020 year. Roll call vote – Yes – Randy Fisher, Brenda Heisler, Shanna Pollman, Richard Porter, and Scott Frederick. The motion carried.

-A motion was made by Randy Fisher 2nd by Brenda Heisler to accept the Budget Amendments. Roll call vote – Yes – Randy Fisher, Shanna Pollman, Richard Porter, Scott Frederick, and Brenda Heisler. The motion carried.

-A motion was made by Scott Frederick, 2nd by Shanna Pollman to appoint Rick Offerson to the Board of Review as the alternate. The motion carried.

-A motion was made by Randy Fisher, 2nd by Scott Frederick to accept the Board of Trustee’s Board Meeting dates. The motion carried.

-There was a discussion concerning the Road side pick up by Walt Obrinski with his bid of $800.00, plus extra for tires to be picked up. A motion was made by Scott Frederick, 2nd by Randy Fisher to employ Mr. Obrinski. The motion carried.

Adjourn: A motion was made to adjourn by Scott Frederick, 2nd by Randy Fisher @ 8:35 p.m. The motion carried.


Respectfully Submitted



Brenda Heisler, Secretary





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