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November 15, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Board of Trustees Meeting

November 15, 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 Richard Porter.


Present: Scott Frederick, Stephanie Craig, Hayley England, Randy Fisher

and Richard Porter


Absent: None


Audience: Rusty Smith, Lance Lohrke


II. Approval of Agenda: The Zoning Administrator update needs to be removed from the agenda. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve the amended agenda. 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 October 18th meeting minutes as presented. All in favor. The motion passed. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to accept the October 28th 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. A CD with Homestead is coming due in December. If the interest rates are up, we will leave it as a CD to gain more interest.


VI. Correspondence: None


VII. Committee Reports:


1. Planning Commission/Roads – Scott Frederick. There has not been a Planning meeting since the last board meeting, so there are currently no updates.


2. Fire – Chief Lance Lohrke. See the attached report for the calls in October. Chief Lohrke goes over the report for October. Training for October was pumping. Chief researched providing CPR classes to the public, and it would cost about $1,000 to do so. The cost would be about $2,000 to purchase the supplies to run a class. Discussion followed on how the classes would work, and if it’s something that we would like to offer in the future.


VIII. Public Comment: None


IX. Unfinished Business: None


X. New Business:


1. Accept River Forks person property report for 2022 per P.A. 328 requirements. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to extend the deadline for $65,000,000 capital investment obligation in Section 1 of the Agreement to December 31, 2023. All in favor; the motion passed.


2. Resolution 2022-13 10-year local franchise agreement with Millennium Digital Media. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve resolution 2022-13 for the 10-year local franchise agreement with Millennium Digital Media. All in favor; the motion passed.


3. Resolution 2022-14 amending retirement plan. A motion was made by Randy, 2nd by Scott to approve resolution 2022-14 amending the retirement plan to permit loans. All in favor; the motion passed.


4. Discuss credit card payment of bills. We received a notice from Johnson Controls encouraging us to switch to EFT/ACH payments. The board would not like to do change to EFT/ACH, checks are preferrable.


5. Approve 2023 Holiday Schedule. A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Hayley to accept the yearly closings for 2023. All in favor; the motion passed.


6. Christmas luncheon. The Christmas luncheon is scheduled for December 20, 2022.


XI. Adjourn: A motion was made by Hayley, 2nd by Stephanie adjourn at 7:38. All in favor; the motion passed.



Stephanie Craig, Secretary







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