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Unapproved Minutes of the Whitefish Township Board

Regular Meeting – June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Supervisor Ertel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

Absent: None.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to add to the agenda Wolverine Firework contract. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to approve the minutes of the May 4th, 2017 regular meeting as presented. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to approve the minutes of the May 8th, 2017 special meeting as presented. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to approve the minutes of the May 17th, 2017 special meeting as presented. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to approve the minutes of the May 30th, 2017 special meeting as presented. Motion carried.

 

Clerk’s budget report received via Wanda Knox.

 

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

 

Supervisor’s report received via Darryl Ertel.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to pay bills as presented in the amount of $ 52,258.38. Motion carried. (Attachment #2)

 

Correspondence received.

 

Public comment received.

 

Committee Reports

Fire department report received via Steve Guidebeck.

 

EMS report received via letter from Renee Gray. (Attachment #3)

 

No Library report received.

 

Zoning administrators and Ordinance Enforcement Officer OEO) report received via letter from Bill Mangham. (Attachment #4)

 

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

 

No budget amendments at this time.

 

Discussion took place on Wolverine Fireworks 2017 contract.

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to hire Wolverine for the 2017 fireworks display. Insurance should be paid prior to receiving the fireworks. Motion carried.

 

Signed minutes returned to the clerk.

Unapproved Minutes of the Whitefish Township Board

Special Meeting – June 30th, 2017 at 10:27 a.m.

 

Supervisor Ertel called the meeting to order at 10:27 a.m.

 

Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Present: Wanda Knox, Susan Anway, Edson Forrester and Darryl Ertel.

Absent: Richard Gratopp.

 

Citizens present: Nikki Craig, Scott Erickson, and Steve Guidebeck.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to recess special meeting at 10:28 a.m. Motion carried.

 

Supervisor Ertel called the public hearing on the 2017/2018 budget to order at 10:28 a.m.

 

Present: Wanda Knox, Susan Anway, Edson Forrester and Darryl Ertel.

Absent: Richard Gratopp.

 

Floor opened to the public.

 

Line by line review of the budget took place.

 

Public comment received.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to close the public hearing at 11:19 a.m. Motion carried.

 

Special meeting reconvened at 11:19 a.m.

 

Present: Darryl Ertel, Wanda Knox, Susan Anway, and Edson Forrester.

Absent: Richard Gratopp.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to authorize the clerk to make budget amendments to the 2016/2017 to amend all actual legal expenditures. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to adopt the 2017/2018 budget as amended. Motion carried. (Attachment #1)

Roll Call: Knox – yes, Anway – yes, Forrester – yes, and Ertel– yes.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to adopt the 2017 Tax Levy Resolution as presented. Motion carried. (Attachment #2)

Roll Call: Knox – yes, Anway – yes, Forrester – yes, and Ertel– yes.

 

Principle of Governance

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to sign as presented the “Principle of Governance”. Motion carried. (Attachment #3)

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to include the Fire-department pay disbursement definitions in the minutes. Motion carried. (Attachment #4)

 

WAGES SET AS FOLLOWS:

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, in change shift pay to $36 per 24 hour shift. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Ertel, to approve a decrease for the EMS Director wages from $350 to $325 per month. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to approve a decrease for EMS Manager wage rate from $100 to $75 per month. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to leave the EMS driver rate at $50 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to leave the EMS MFR rate at $60 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to leave the EMS EMTB rate at $70 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to leave the EMS AEMTS rate at $80 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to leave the EMS Paramedic rate at $90 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to leave the Standby Cover rate at $11 per hour. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to leave the Instructor pay rate at $16 per hour. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to leave the EMS Director and the EMS Manager starting pay as it is. EMS Director starting is $175 per month. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to approve the 2017/2018 ambulance fee schedule as presented. Motion carried. (Attachment #5)

 

Motion b Forrester, second by Knox, to approve the Provider/Driver pay schedule for transfer time along with meal reimbursement as presented. Motion carried. (Attachment #6)

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to increase the Fire chief wage from $150 to $325 per month. Ayes (3), Nays (1). Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to increase Deputy Fire Chief Rate from $75 to $100 per month. Ayes (3), Nays (1). Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to leave the 911 response Fire Department personnel at $50 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Ertel, to leave the Fire Department stand by personnel per Show up pay at $30. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Knox, to leave the Fire Department duty pay personnel at $20 per run. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Ertel, second by Forrester, to leave the Fire Department personnel training at $20. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Ertel, to leave the Fire department probationary pay for 911 responses at $30. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel, to increase the Township Custodians wages. Increased from $11.20 to $12.00 per hour. Effective July 1st, 2017.  Ayes (3), Nays (1). Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Ertel to increase the Transfer Station Custodians wages. Increased from $11.20 to $12.00 per hour. Effective July 1st, 2017.  Ayes (3), Nays (1). Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to increase the Zoning Administrator wages. Increased from $11.20 to $12.00 per hour. Discussion took place.

Forrester withdrew support.

Motion dies from lack of support.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Ertel, to leave the Zoning Administrator wage at $11.20 per hour. Discussion took place. Roll call: Forrester – yes, Ertel – yes, Anway – no, Knox – no. Motion failed.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to increase the Zoning Administrator wages. Increased from $11.20 to $11.50 per hour. Effective July 1st, 2017. Roll call: Anway – yes, Knox – yes, Ertel – yes, Forrester – no. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to increase the OEO wage from $11.20 to $11.50 per hour. Effective July 1st, 2017. Roll call: Knox – yes, Anway – yes, Forrester – no, Ertel – yes. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to increase the deputy clerk wage from $9.85 to $10.00 per hour. Effective July 1st, 2017. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Forrester, to increase the deputy treasurer wage from $9.85 to 10.00 per hour. Effective July 1st, 2017. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester, to increase the Deputy Supervisor wage from $9.85 to $10.00 per hour. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Forrester to leave the ZBA and Planning Commission Secretary rate of pay at $20 per meeting. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Knox, to leave the Planning Commission rate of pay at $40 per meeting. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Anway, second by Forrester, to leave the B.O.R. at $70 per meeting. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Forrester, second by Anway, to leave the Zoning Board of Appeals at $40 per meeting. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to leave the Election chair persons wage at $11.50 per hour.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to leave the Election workers wages at $11.00 per hour. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to leave the Township Assessor wages at $37,000.

Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, second by Anway, to leave mileage reimbursement at .50 per mile. Motion carried.

 

Motion by Knox, seconded by Ertel, carried to adjourn meeting at 12:30 p.m.