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Unapproved Minutes of the Whitefish Township Board

Regular Meeting – August 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Clerk, Wanda Knox called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Present: Edson Forrester, Susan Anway, Richard Gratopp, and Wanda Knox.

Absent: Darryl Ertel.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

No amendments to the agenda.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to approve the minutes of the July 6th, 2017 regular meeting as printed. Motion carried.

 

Clerk’s budget report received via Wanda Knox.

 

Treasurer’s report received via Susan Anway. (Attachment #1)

 

Motion by Knox, Second by Forrester, to send to collection ambulance fees in the amount of $901.00 for account #F00000005550. Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s report received via letter from Darryl Ertel. (Attachment #2)

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to rescind motion appointing Bill Mangham to the planning commission. He may not be on the planning commission because he is the Ordinance Enforcement Officer. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to open the floor to discussion on supervisor’s letter in regards to Whitefish Township Airport. Motion carried. (Attachment #3)

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to have Supervisor Ertel contact Jim Stabile for update on cost for construction, a financial statement, monetary support, and aviation commitment for airport. Ayes – 4, nays – 0. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to pay bills as presented in the amount of $38,601.78. Ayes (3), Nays (1). Motion carried. (Attachment #4)

 

Correspondence received.

 

Public comment received.

 

Committee Reports

Fire department report received via Steve Guidebeck. Fire chief announced that the fireworks shall not be sponsored by the Whitefish township fire department.

 

EMS report received via letter from Renee Gray.

 

Library report received via Laurie Bicknell.

 

Zoning administrators report received via letter from Bill Mangham.

 

Ordinance Enforcement Officer (OEO) report received via letter from Bill Mangham.

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to issue citation for blight, Case A, in accordance with the Whitefish Township Blight Ordinance. Motion carried. Ayes – 4, Nays – 0. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to issue citation for blight, Case B, in accordance with the Whitefish Township Blight Ordinance. Motion carried. Ayes – 4, Nays – 0. Motion carried.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals report received via Edson Forrester.

 

Planning Commission report received via Richard Gratopp.

 

No assessor report received.

 

Old Business

 

The township is still seeking persons interested in the alternate positions for the Board of

Review.

 

New Business

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to accept Hiawatha’s Quote of $979.68 for IPO IP500v2 combo card, and an IP500 Extension card. Ayes – 4, Nays – 0. Motion carried.

 

Land Divisions

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to approve the Land division resolution for JAMES M COLLINS< CO-TRUSTEE OF CLINTON L COLLINS TRUST (016-160-008-00 & 016-160-009-00) providing approval of Sharon Kennedy (Whitefish Township Land Division Coordinator), approval of the health department, the zoning, and that the division meets and satisfies all the “Land Division Act” requirements.  Motion carried. (Attachment #5)

Roll call: Knox – yes, Forrester – yes, Anway – yes, and Gratopp – yes.

 

Signed minutes returned to the clerk.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Gratopp, carried to adjourn meeting at 8:04 p.m.