Kearney Township Board Meeting Minutes



February 6, 2017


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Kearney Township Board Meeting

February 6, 2017

Minutes



Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Pledge of allegiance.

Roll call: Present – Niepoth, Fleet, Valuet, Hagood Absent – Petrie

Motion by Valuet, supported by Hagood to approve the expanded agenda as presented, carried.

Valuet stated a conflict of interest in regards to her appointments to both the Library Board and the Planning Commission on the agenda.

Hagood stated a conflict of interest in regards to Rex Hagood's reappointment to the Board of Review on the agenda.

Fleet stated a conflict of interest in regards to his appointment to the Zoning Board of Review on the agenda.

Motion by Hagood, supported by Valuet to approve the January 2, 2017 minutes with one addition. “The board discussed a taxation dispute over a hangar in the Antrim County Airport with the township assessor” and approved Nicole Essad to move forward as our representative before the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Presented and carried.

Motion by Fleet, supported by Valuet to approve payment of the bills, presented and carried.

Old Business

Kearney Township Nuisance Ordinance #1 of 2017 was discussed among the board. The $500 fee per violation seemed excessive to the board, $200 seemed more reasonable. “$200 per violation” should be added in Section 5 by our attorney. Motion by Valuet, supported by Fleet to approve this ordinance with this addition. Roll call vote – Niepoth, yes; Fleet, yes; Valuet, yes: Hagood, yes. No – 0. Carried.

New Business

The assessor has requested a Board of Review date change request to Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Motion by Valuet, supported by Hagood to approve the change. Carried.

Motion by Hagood, supported by Valuet to reappoint Marcia Varble to the Library Board for a four year term. Carried.

Motion by Hagood, supported by Fleet to reappoint Michelle Valuet to the Library Board for a four year term. Carried. Valuet recused herself on this vote.

Motion by Valuet, supported by Hagood to reappoint Bryan Smith to the Board of Review. Carried.

Motion by Valuet, supported by Fleet to reappoint Tim Hannert to the Board of Review. Carried.

Motion by Valuet, supported by Fleet to reappoint Rex Hagood to the Board of Review. Hagood recused herself on this vote.

Motion by Valuet, supported by Hagood to reappoint Tony Martinek to the Board of Review. Carried.

Motion by Hagood, supported by Fleet to appoint Michelle Valuet to the Planning Commission. Carried. Valuet recused herself on this vote.

Motion by Hagood, supported by Valuet to appoint John Fleet to the Zoning Board of Review. Carried. Fleet recused himself on this vote.

Motion by Fleet, supported by Valuet to reappoint Bob Huey to the Zoning Board of Review. Carried.

Motion by Hagood, supported by Valuet to use KCI for mailing out assessor tax notices. Carried.

Motion by Valuet, supported by Fleet, to collect 2017 Summer taxes and not charge TBA-ISD a per parcel fee. Carried.

Motion by Fleet, supported by Valuet to approve contract with Bert's Excavating for snow removal this winter. Carried.

Correspondence

A letter was received from the Village of Bellaire in regards to a tax abatement request from

Art Cruse for the new call center. No action required.

There is an open position on the Economic Development/Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board.


Respectfully submitted by Joyce Hagood



Kearney Township Special Board Meeting

with Forest Home Township

and the Bellaire Fire Board

February 20, 2017

Minutes


Meeting called to order at 4:58pm.


Motion by Niepoth supported by Crandall to approve the agenda, carried.


Roll call: present- Hagood, Petrie, and Niepoth. Absent – Fleet and Valuet.


Motion by Hagood supported Crandall approve the minutes of the March 21, 2016 meeting, carried.


Motion by Petrie supported by Hagood to set the Millage rate for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at 1.25 mils.


Roll call: Yes-Petrie, Hagood, Niepoth, carried. No-0. Motion carried.


Motion by Kent supported by Crandall to approve the 2017-2018 budget as proposed, roll call vote, Yes – Petrie, Hagood, Niepoth, carried.


Public comment time was given.


The Board received the financial report for the fire authority for the year.


Motion by Crandall supported Hagood to approve Alden State Bank, Huntington (formerly First Merit Bank), and 4Front Credit Union as their financial depositories for the Fire Department, carried.


Respectfully Submitted by:

Sally Petrie, Clerk.