Kearney Township Board Meeting Minutes
January 4, 2016
Kearney Township Board Meeting
Meeting called to order at 7:00pm.
Pledge of allegiance was given.
Roll call: present- Niepoth, Fleet Kotz, Hagood and Petrie. Absent -0.
Conflict of interest: Hagood will abstain from voting on the issue of her husband re appointed to the Board of Review.
Motion by Neipoth supported by Fleet to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of Dave Vansice under new business, carried.
Motion by Fleet supported by Hagood to approve the minutes of last month’s meeting, carried.
Motion by Hagood supported by Niepoth to approve the payment of the bills as presented, carried.
Public comment: Sheriff Dan Bean gave printed reports of activity in the township for December, also for all of 2015, He also spoke on the SMART 911 program they are working on that would allow citizens to voluntarily list their phone numbers, and any info that would be helpful to the department if we called with an emergency. Dispatch will have the information to forward to the officers. He also reported that the County Road Patrol is now fully staffed and they will be hiring two people for the dispatch department.
Janet Koch spoke to the board about county wide recycling and adding a $10 fee to residents’ tax bills to pay for it. The board rejected the idea and suggested the County should ask for millage to let the residents decide. The board is not against recycling, but feels a vote should be taken to decide it. Janet said it cost the County $343,000 for recycling last year. Motion by Kotz supported by Neipoth to decline the request. Roll call vote: yes- Neipoth, Fleet, Kotz, Hagood and Petrie. Motion carried.
Motion by Kotz supported by Fleet to appoint Tim Hannert to another term on the Board of Review.
Roll call vote- yes- Neipoth, Fleet, Kotz, Hagood and Petrie. No-0. Carried.
Motion by Hagood supported by Neipoth to appoint Tony Martinek to another term on the Board of Review. Roll call vote-yes- Neipoth, Fleet, Kotz, Hagood and Petrie. No-0. Carried
Motion by Neipoth supported by Kotz to appoint Rex Hagood to another term on the Board of Review.
Roll call vote-yes- Neipoth, Fleet, Kotz and Petrie. No -0. Hagood abstained, motion carried.
Motion by Neipoth supported by Fleet to appoint Bryan Smith to another term on the Board of Review as an alternate. Roll call vote- yes- Neipoth, Fleet, Kotz, Hagood and Petrie. No-0. Carried.
Motion by Fleet Supported by Neipoth to confirm to TBA that we will not bill them for tax collection, carried.
Dave Vansice spoke to the board about allowing Bee Well Meadery to move its operations into a building across from Lamina on Derenzy Road, which is in the Manufacturing District. This will be a temporary site for a year or so until they can construct a building of their own.
Motion by Kotz supported by Fleet to approve directing the Supervisor to send a letter of our decision to the Health Department. Roll call vote-yes- Neipoth, Fleet, Kotz and Petrie. No- Hagood. Carried.
Written Reports were given.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm.
Respectfully submitted by:
Sally Petrie, Clerk