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October 17, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

Sheridan Township Board of Trustees Meeting

October 17, 2023

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 Tommy Miller.

 

Present:  Richard Porter, Scott Frederick, and Stephanie Craig.

 

Absent:  Hayley England - Excused.

 

II.         Approval of Agenda:  An item needs to be added to the agenda; to reaffirm the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd Stephanie to accept the agenda with the addition of item 9.  All in favor, the motion passed. 

 

III.        Approval of previous township board minutes.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Dick to accept the September 19th meeting minutes as presented.  All in favor, the motion passed. 

 

IV.        Payment of Bills:  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Stephanie to approve the payment of bills.  Roll call vote; all in favor.  The motion passed.

 

V.         Treasurers Report:  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Stephanie to approve the treasurers report as presented.  All in favor, the motion passed.

 

VI.        Correspondence:  None

 

VII.       Committee Reports:

 

1.      Planning Commission/Roads - Scott Frederick.  The last Planning meeting was in September.  Planning has decided that a review of the solar ordinance is necessary.  DG market will be coming into the Township where Albion Motors used to be.   

 

2.      Fire - Chief Lance Lohrke.  Chief Lohrke goes over his report for September.  See attached.  Training for September covered search and rescue.  The fire department is beginning to install the smoke detectors that we received from the State. 

 

3.      Disability insurance committee report/fire department.  Stephanie updates on the progress with the search for insurance for the fire department.

 

VIII.      Public Comment:  Public comment was taken at this time.  Tommy Miller gives a county update.  Kimberly Hinkley gives information about the County Early Voting Agreement.

 

IX.        Unfinished Business:  None

 

X.         New Business:

 

1        Accept Randy Fisher's letter of resignation.  Randy Fisher’s letter of resignation was read.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Stephanie to accept Randy Fisher's letter of resignation.  Roll call vote; all in favor.  The motion passed.

 

2.      Appoint Rusty Smith to fill Trustee completion of term.  A letter of support from Hayley England was read.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Stephanie to approve the appointment of Rusty Smith as Trustee.  All in favor; the motion passed. 

  

3.      Audit report, Scott McLane, Markowski and Company.  Scott McLane gives an overview of the audit from 2022-2023.  A motion was made by Stephanie, 2nd by Scott to accept the audit for 2022-2023.  Roll call vote; all in favor.  The motion passed.

 

4.      Review bids for fire barn addition.  A special meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2023, to decide with the full board which company will be awarded the bid. 

 

5.      Approve agreement for Early Voting.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Dick to approve the agreement with Calhoun County for early voting.  All in favor; the motion passed. 

 

6.      Resolution 2023-15 to oppose legislation to move permits on large scale solar from local to Michigan Public Service Commission.  Dick gives an overview of Resolution 2023-15.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Dick to approve Resolution 2023-15 to oppose legislation to move permits on large scale solar from local to Michigan Public Services Commission.  Roll call vote; all in favor.  The motion passed.

 

7.      Approve fall roadside trash pickup.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Stephanie to approve the fall roadside trash pickup from Walt Obrinske.  Roll call vote; all in favor.  The motion passed.

 

8.      Review road bids for 2024 work.  Dick updates on the 2024 road bids and the current situation with the County about roads.     

 

9.      Reaffirm ordinance 2023-01 adopting the 2021 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code.  David Martin explains the reason for reaffirming the ordinance.  A motion was made by Scott, 2nd by Dick to approve resolution 2023-01 to reaffirming the use of the International Property Maintenance Code.  Roll call vote; all in favor.  The motion passed.


XI.        Adjourn:  A motion was made by Stephanie 2nd by Scott to adjourn at 7:57.  All in favor; the motion passed.

 

 

Stephanie Craig, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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