Peaine Township Meeting Minutes 2007-2008

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, January 14, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Gallagher, Colleen Martin, Larry Kubic, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion LoDico, second Kubic to approve the proposed agenda, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second LoDico to aprove the December 10, 2008, minutes, motion approved.

Motion Martin, second Kubic to approve the Special Meeting minutes on December 22, 2008, motion approved

Motion Welke, second Kubic to approve the payment of current bills presented, motion approved.

RESOLUTION #2009-01 "Poppe's Path" offered by Welke, and supported by Kubic:

WHEREAS, the Charlevoix County Equalization Department has request a Peaine Township resolution acknowledging an existing private road called Poppe's Path, located in Section 19 T38N R10W, Charlevoix County, Michigan, recorded at Liber 646, page 768, Charlevoix County Records; and

WHEREAS, All requirements of the Peaine Township Planning Commission Land Division Case Number P-1542 have been satisfied; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED the Peaine Township Board hereby acknowledges the existing private road know as Poppe's Path in accordance with the request of the Charlevoix County Equalization Department.

Ayes: Welke, Kubic, Martin, LoDico, Gallagher Resolution Passed.

Don Spencer, an electrical engineer will do research on the emergency generators to determine what kilowatt is needed to run the Peaine Township Fire Hall Substation and the Peaine Township Hall.

RESOLUTION #2009-02 "Communications Tower Gift" offered by Welke, and supported by LoDico:

WHEREAS The Peaine Township Board has previously encouraged and facilitated creation of a high-speed internet network, and has entered into a land lease agreement with E. W. Marine, Inc. covering a high speed communications tower, and has supported development of this type of communication; and,

WHEREAS E.W. Marine, Inc. has constructed a communications tower in Peaine Township to facilitate these communication at at cost of $160,000; and,

WHEREAS E.W. Marine, Inc. has delivered ownership of this tower through a gift to Peaine Township to accelerate development of high speed communications within the township and the Island; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED Peaine Township hereby accepts this contribution from E. W. Marine, Inc. as of December 22, 2008, expresses its gratitude for the donor's generosity, and hereby releases E. W. Marine, Inc. from the Land Lease as of January 14, 2009.

Ayes: Welke, Kubic, Martin, LoDico, Gallagher Resolution Passed.

Copies of the 2008-2009 budget will be available at the Peaine Township Hall on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the public to review.

Motion Welke, second LoDico to pay the Deputy Supervisor, Deputy Clerk, and Deputy Treasurer an hourly rate of $20.00, not to exceed $3000 annually, and to present a monthly work schedule to be approved by the Supervisor, Clerk, or Treasurer prio to payment, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Kubic to appoing Jean Kinsley to replace Christin Morgan on the Board of Review for a 2-year term, January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010, motion approved. Welke abstained.

John Works and Laurain Dawson's terms have expired on the Beaver Island District Library Board. Motion LoDico, second Kubic to reappoint Laurain Dawson for a 4-year term, August 2008 through August 2012, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second LoDico to authorize Jack Gallagher to proceed in conversation with the Charlevoix County Road Commission to pursue the idea of the township donating a 2 or 3 acre parcel of land adjoining the Beaver Island Transfer Station for the construction on a new Charlevoix County Road Commission garage, motion approve.

Motion Gallagher, second LoDico to adjourn, motion approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, December 10, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Gallagher, Colleen Martin, Larry Kubic, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Resolution #0112008 offered by LoDico, supported by Welke

WHEREAS: It is in the best interest of Peaine Township and our local government to ensure public openness and board accountability for all Township decisions; and,

WHEREAS: It is in the best interest of Peaine Township and our local government to have active public participation and input into our deliberations and decision-making:

BE IT RESOLVED: that Peaine Township Board members affirm their commitment to public disclosure of, and ready access to all pertinent Township information, and the development and use of policies and practices that increase public understanding and participation in local government--with public accountability assured throughout.

AYES: Welke, Kubic, Gallagher, LoDico, Martin

Motion Welke, second Kubic to move public comments to the beginning of the meeting, and to post the agendas two days in advance of each meeting, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Welke to approve the 11/12/08 minutes with Paul Welke's request to note the reason for his Planning commission resignation was because only one township board member can be on the Planning Commission Board, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second Kubic to approve payment of all current bills, motion approved.

Financial Audit report reviewed. Waste Management and Airport Funds exceeded the proposed budget. Budgets will be amended as needed.

Motion Welke, second LoDico to purchase generators for the Peaine Township Hall and Beaver Island Fire Substation. Peaine Township will pay approximately $13,000 for the two generators, and will get reimbursed by the USDA with a $7000 grant, motion approved.

Resolution #021208 offered by Paul Welke, and supported by John Gallagher:

WHEREAS: John W. Works, Jr, has served as Peaine Township Supervisor for a period of 12 years and served on other township committees for an additional 10 years;

WHEREAS: during this period he has provided loyal and dedicated service and exceptional leadership and contributed immensely to the benefit of Peaine Township, it residents and taxpayers and the Beaver Island community,

THEREFORE: the Peaine Township Board recognizes John Works loyal and dedicated service with sincere thanks for all his efforts.

Resolution passed.

John Works accomplishment included the Peaine Township Fire Hall substation, Transfer Station improvements, Beaver Island Airport improvements, road improvements, Township Hall addition, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, and involvement in the phragmities education and eradication. It was suggested that the board recognize John Works with a plaque and for the community to gather at the township hall and give him "THANKS" for his dedicated service. Signs will be posted around town when the date is determined.

Don Vyse, Beaver Island Airport Committee Chairman stated that there is a 5-acre parcel of property for sale at the end of Runway 23. It is recommended by the Airport Committee to purchase this property. Motion Welke, second LoDico to approve an appraisal on the 5-acre parcel and make a $20,000 offer on the land purchase. Motion approved.

John Gallagher stated that he appointed Jim Birdsall to be his deputy supervisor. The deputy supervisor cannot moderate a meeting or vote on any matters. He will only assist the supervisor in duties that require additional help. Motion Welke, second Kubic to table the discussion on what compensation the deputy supervisor should receive, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Kubic to appoint Jean Kinsley to fill vacancy on the Board of Review by Arnie Rich. Martin objects to the appointment since the position was not posted. LoDico withdraws his motion. Position will be posted for 3 full Board of Review members, and two alternative Board of Review members. Appointments will be made at a special meeting on December 22, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall.

Motion Welke, second Gallagher to accept the Resolution offered by John Gallagher for the Senior Housing Project to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Peaine Township find that Beaver Island does not have adequate, affordable housing for Seniors and the disabled, that such housing is a priority for the Island, and that Beaver Island Community Development Corporation has a plan to provide such housing which the Township supports.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Peaine Township supports the grant request by the Beaver Island Community Development Corporation in the amount of $62,000, and urges the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to fund the request. Motion approved.

Motion Welke, second Gallagher to authorize Pete LoDico to pursue funding for the repaving of Kings Highway, Motion approved.

Letter from Ed Welter concerning the 3 communication towers erected on Beaver Island for cell and high-speed communication. Ed Welter will donate 2 of the 3 towers to the Townships. It is suggested that grant money be applied for. It is time to move forward and get the communication towers in operation for the safety, education, and economic growth of Beaver Island.

Letter presented for the Charlevoix County Equalization Department requesting approval for a private road name of "Poppe's Path" on Section 19 T38N R10W. The deed showing this road name was dated 10/25/2004. The decision to approve the private road name will be tabled until a later date.

Airport Committee report: Martin reported that the new Airport Terminal Building plans will be put on hold until the Land Acquisition purchase with Albin is resolved. The committee approved the purchase of the 5-acre parcel at the end of Runway 23.

Planning Commission report: Welke reported there is a vacancy on the Peaine Planning Commission. Motion Welke, second Kubic to post an opening for the Peaine Township Planning Commission member position and to appoint a new member at the Peaine Township Board Meeting in February 2009. Motion approved.

Motion, Welke, second Kubic to adjourn at 9:30 p.m. Motion approved.

 

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, November 12, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve the October 9, 2008, minutes, motion approved.

Motion Morgan, second LoDico to approve payment of current bills presented, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second LoDico to hire Veronica Mestelle for the cleaning position at Peaine Township Hall, motion approved. Sandy LoDico will show Vernonica what is expected and the treasurer will given Veronica a monthly calendar of the hall usage.

John works stated that the $7000 grant has been approved by the USDA for the emergency generators for the Peaine Township Hall and the Peaine Township Fire Hall substation.

Pete LoDico reported that he spoke with Bob Welke (head of the MDOT) and would like to proceed to apply for an Economic Development grant for funding to repave Kings Highway, and to work with the Charlevoix County Road Commission to hopefully get funding from the county road millage that was passed in the November election.

Paul, Welke, Planning Commission reported that Rich Gillespie's zoning permit was approved to rebuild a pole barn and to include a green belt. Paul Welke stated that he has resigned from the Planning Commission. (There can only be one Township Board member on the Planning Commission.)

John Works was given recognition by the audience and fellow board members on his hard work, dedication and accomplishments during his 12 years as Peaine Township Supervisor. John was also given recognition for his 10 years of service to the Peaine Township Planning Commission.

John Works presented Christina Morgan with an appreciation plaque for her 6 years of service as Peaine Township Treasurer.

Meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, October 9, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion LoDico, second Morgan to approve the 9/10/08 minutes, motion approved.

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve the payment of current bills, motion approved.

Janitorial Job Opening--Sandy LoDico is resigning her cleaning position at the Peaine Township Hall. Clerk will post a notice for any interested person in the cleaning position and the board will hire a new cleaning person at the November meeting.

Motion Works, second Morgan to appoint Kathy Ruis, Betty Scoggins, Janet O'Donnell and Donna Stambaugh as Election Inspectors for the General Election on November 4, 2008, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Welke to approve John Works to write a letter of support for the Beaver Island Rural Health Center to go in Partnership with Mackinac Island Medical Center, and Drummond Island Clinic to apply for a $100,000 grant to be shared equally by these three entities, motion approved.

John Works read a letter to Joyce Angel-Link, at the DNR Gaylord office concerning the county road conditions on the Camp 3 Trail where logging is being done, due to a complaint by Mr. Dan Wardlow. It was stated that the road would return to its original condition with no cost to the county or township. John Works, the DNR, and the County Road Commission will do the final inspection.

Works was questioned on the cost of the millage graph charts that were printed to help people get a better understanding of millage. Works state that he personally paid for the printing cost and there was NO cost to the township.

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, September 10, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico. Member absent: Paul Welke

Motion Works, second LoDico to approve the regular meeting minutes of 8/13/08 and the special meeting minutes of 8/19/08, motion approved.

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve the payment of all current bills, motion approved.

Motion Works, second LoDico to approve the renewal of our Cemetery C. C. for 36 months at 3.99% interest, motion approved.

RESOLUTION #010908 offered by John Works and supported by Christina Morgan to approve the General Fund Millage renewal ballot language for the General Election on November 4, 2008.

Ayes: Morgan, Works, LoDico, Martin Absent: Welke. Resolution passed.

A letter was read from the Beaver Island Property Association objecting to the use of ATV's on the roads.

Jack Gallagher requested that our accountant be asked to determine the overall aviation gas costs and profit in Peaine Township financial audit report.

John Works reported that over 600 phragmities sites have been hand swiped, registered and documented.

The trails committee reported that a culvert was installed on the Buffalo's Camp Trail.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, August 13, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion LoDico, second Morgan to approve 7/9/08 minutes, motion approved.

Motion Morgan, second Works to approve the payment of current bills, motion approved.

Copy of e. W. Marine's Liability Insurance was presented. Paul Welke commented that Peaine Township is not listed on the Insurance certificate. Table tower lease agreement approval until E. W. Marine's Insurance certificate is presented with the change.

RESOLUTION #010808 offered by Paul Welke and supported by Pete LoDico to approve the Phragmities Ordinance. Ayes: Welke, MOrgan, Works, LoDico, Martin Nays: none Absent: none Resolution passed.

John Works presented information on ORV ordinance. Counties or Townships cannot act on adopting an ordinance until July 2009. The public expressed the pros and cons for having an ORV ordinance. Main reason for opposing the use of ORV's on the roads is serious safety issues.

General Fund operational millage was defeated at the August primary election. A special meeting will be held on August 19, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. to approve the millage wording for the November General Election.

RESOLUTION #020808 offered by John Works, and supported by Christina Morgan to approve the Airport Land Acquisition. Award funding is estimated to be $300,000.00 and the Beaver Island Airport share will by $7500.00.

WHEREAS, the Beaver Island Airport will be awarded funding for land acquisition in the Runway 9 approach, Donald Vyse, Beaver Island Airport Committee Chairman is authorized to sign all contracts, agreements, and approved payments related to this project. Ayes: Welke, Morgan, Works, LoDico, Martin Nays: none Absent: none Resolution passed.

Motion Works, second Welke to empower Christina Morgan, treasurer, to open up an SOS savings account for the donation and disbursement of Phragmities funds, motion approved.

Resignation presented from Arnold Rick to resign from the Peaine Township Board of Review and the Peaine Township Zoning Board of Appeals effective August 31, 2008.

MOTION Works, second Welke to approve the appointment of Jim Luteyn to the Peaine Township Trails Committee for a 1-year term, motion approved.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Peaine Township Special Meeting, August 19, 2008, at 9 a.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christian Morgan, Pete LoDico Members Absent: Paul Welke

Meeting called to order at 9:15 a.m.

MOTION Works, second LoDico to approve the ballot language for the Peaine Township General Fund Operational Renewal Millage for the November 4, 2008, General Election. Motion approved.

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, July 9, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

MOTION LoDico, second Welke to approve the June 11, 2008, minutes, motion approved.

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve payment of the current bills, motion carried.

Tower Lease Agreement with e. W. Marine was presented and discussed. The leased site is 5625 sq. ft. and the term is a 20 yr. lease. E. W. Marine will take on all liabilities. The tower lease can be terminated at any time by either party. E. W. Marine will invite any and all cell tower companies to lease the towers.

Peaine Township will require a copy of E. W. Marine insurance certificate prior to signing the contract and will extend the contract to 30 years. MOTION Welke, second LoDico to accept the tower lease agreement with E. W Marine with provisions and empower John Works to sign contract, motions approved.

Motion Morgan, second Works to appoint Kathy Ruis, Betty Scoggins, Janet O'Donnell, and Donna Stambaugh to be election inspectors for the August Primary Election, motion approved.

ORV research is in progress and a report will be made at the August township meeting.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, June 11, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion Works, second Welke to approve the 5/14/2008 minutes, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Morgan to approve the payment of all current bills, motion approved.

Mike Hurkman was present to as the township for approve to use ATV's and ORV's on the township roads. The public commented that the State of Michigan approved the use of these vehicles on secondary roads with the approval of the County and Township.

Motion Welke, second LoDico to have our township attorney look into this matter. Motion approved.

Supervisor as for public comment on the $7000.00 USDA grant application for two emergency generators (18 KW) for the Peaine Township Hall and the Peaine Township fire hall substation. A question was asked if the generators would still be purchased if the grant is denied. This will be decided at a later date.

Martin Gas and Oil fuel bid submitted for $4.78 per gallon.

Motion LoDico, second Welke to accept the fuel oil bid, motion approved. Martin abstained.

Motion Welke, second Morgan to accept the auditors proposed price of $5,250.00 for the Peaine Township audit for 2008, motion approved.

Phragmities public hearing to review the Phragmities Ordinance will be held on June 24, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burns are donating 2 acres adjacent to the Beaver Island Airport. Motion Welke, second Morgan to accept the property gift from Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burns, motion approved.

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve to empower John Works to sign a letter of support to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians for the Senior House Development Project, motion approved.

Quality of gravel being used on the county roads was discussed. The grave is a little short of the required requirement (in the binder) and will be continued to be tested. Public comment was made that the roads are the best they have been in 15 yrs.

Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

 

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, May 13, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members Present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christian Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion Works, second Welke to approve the April 9, 2008, minutes, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Morgan to approve payment of all current bills, motion approved.

The Township Board present a draft of the Phragmities Ordinance for review, prepared by township attorney, Brian Masterbrook (DNR) and Gary Crawford will be on the Island June 16th to evaluate the phragmities kill from last fall. Anything less than an 85% kill will be sprayed again.

The Charlevoix County Road Commission will send over a grader and 2-10 yard trucks. 29,000 gallons of chloride has been ordered @$.88 per gallon, and 3 ton of Dow flake chloride.

Motion Works, second Welke to approve of the wording for the Fire Department, Transfer Station, and Operational renewal millages to be put on the ballot for the August 5, 2008, primary election, motion approved.

Motion Works, second Welke to approve the relocating the Beaver Island Community School playground equipment to the Font Lake Park location, motion approved.

Township board empowered Treasurer to sign waiver stating Peaine Township is not interested in purchasing 6 parcels of foreclosure property in Peaine Township.

John Works will apply for a 55% USDA ($7000) grant to purchase 2-16K generators for emergency purposes; one for the East Side Fire Hall, and one for the Peaine Township Hall.

Joint township boards, and joint planning commission boards will have a meeting on June 17th at 7 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall to discuss the Storm Water Ordinance with the Charlevoix Storm Water Committee.

Tom Whitman reported that 35 trees have been girded at Hannigan Rd. and Fox Lake Rd. intersection area. Township will give a reward for any information.

A Thank You went out to BJ Wycoff and Marvin Gardens for the donation of $3000 in plants for the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.

Meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, April 9, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Welke, Pete LoDico

Motion Works, second LoDico to approve the 3.12.08 minutes, motion approved.

Motion Morgan, second LoDico to approve the current bills for payment, motion approved.

Motion LoDico, second Morgan to approve the 2008-2009 proposed budget, motion approved.

New Business:

Township board empowered John Works to sign the EMS and Paramedic Salary agreement.

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve to amend the Peaine Township Zoning Ordinance to include the towers, short-term rentals, and adult sexually oriented businesses, motion approved.

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve the rezoning of John Pacquin property (15-012-015-008-000 from A (Agricultural) to R-2 (Residential), motion approved.

Dust Control was discussed. Beckman's dust control is 38% of calcium chloride and Robert Gillespie's is 26% calcium chloride. The township will start out with Beckman's chloride and then use Gillespie's later in the season.

Treasurer, Tina MOrgan announced that she would not be running for the Treasurer's position. Candidates interested in running for township offices must turn in their nominating petition to the township clerk by 4:00 p.m. on May 13, 2008.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, March 12, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Welke, Pete LoDico

Motion Works, second Welke to approve the 2/13/2008 minutes, motion approved

Motion LoDico, second Morgan to approve payment of current bills, motion approved.

Proposed budget was reviewed and the only change was to the Beaver Island EMS Budget for the EMS Director's wages.

Supervisor reported that there were fourteen Board of Review protests, and there are usually thirty on average.

Commission on Aging meeting will be held on April 9, 2007 at 4 p.m. Shirley Roloff will be attending.

Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing will be held on March 22, 2008, at 11 a.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.

 

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, February 13, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Welke

Members absent: Pete LoDico

Motion: Morgan, second Works to approve the 1/10/08 minutes, motion approved

Motion: Morgan, second Welke to approve payment of current bills, motion approved

WHEREAS, Michigan compile Law 41.95 authorizes the township board of Peaine Township to determine the salaries for the offices of supervisor, clerk, treasurer, and trustees for the 2008 fiscal year, by adoption a resolution at least 30 days prior to the township annual meeting, and

WHEREAS, the township board deems that adjustments in the salaries of these elected township officials is warranted in consideration of the increase in the cost of living, now

BE IT RESOLVED, that as of April 1, 2008, the salaries of the township board members shall be as follows:

Supervisor $15,455.09 ($347.48 increase) moved by Morgan, supported by Welke

Clerk $14,559.13 ($328.23 increase), moved by Morgan, supported by Works

Treasurer $14,559.13 ($328.23 increase) moved by Works, supported by Welke

Trustees (2) $5,129.51 ($115.33 increase) moved by Works, supported by Morgan

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that this resolution shall be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting to be held on March 22, 2008, at which time the electors can modify these amounts. Modifications made by the electors cannot result in a reduction of salary during the official's term of office.

Ayes: Works, Morgan, Welke, Martin

Absent: LoDico

Resolution passed.

MOTION Works, second Morgan to appoint the following committee members:

Board of Review; 2 year terms Joan LaFreniere, Jacque LaFreniere, Arnold Rich

Zoning Board of Appeals; 3 year term William Markey

Trails Committee; 3 year term Terry Saxton, Doug Tilly

Waste Management Committee; 3 year term Darrell Butler

Cemetery Committee; 3 year term Carolyn Works

Medical Center Board; 2 year term Pete LoDico

Planning Commission; 3 year term Paul Welke

RESOLUTION #010208 offered by Works, supported by Morgan to approve the Estoppel Agreement with Global Tower Partners; Ayes: Works, Welke, Morgan, Martin Absent LoDico Resolution passed.

The Planning Commission approved a property split for Terry Scully at Deerwood. A phragmities ordinance is being drafted.

Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

 

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, January 9, 2008, at Peaine Twp Hall

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion: Morgan, second Lodico to approve the 12/12/07 minutes, motion approved

Motion Works, second Morgan to approve the payment of current bills, motion approved

RESOLUTION #010108 offered by Works, and supported by Morgan to adopt the Poverty Guideline Resolution.

Ayes: Welke, Morgan, Works, LoDico, Martin......Resolution passed

Supervisor reported: Gordon Heikka Liability Insurance certificate was received as requested. Tub Grinder Savings Account was opened as requested by the USDA. CCRC snow plowing policy for 'no weekend snow plowing' was discontinue for Beaver Island.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting, December 12, 2007 at 7 pm

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Pete LoDico, Paul Welke

Motion: Morgan, second LoDico to approve the 11/14/07 minutes, motion approved.

Motion: Works, second Morgan to approver the payment of current bills, motion approved.

Motion: LoDico, second Welke to accept Gordon's Auto Clinic Plowing Service snow plowing bid of $87.00 per hour for the Beaver Island Transfer Station and request Gordon to give the Clerk a copy of his liability insurance to have on file and to request that Peaine Township be a rider on his insurance certificate, motion approved. It was also suggested that the snow plowing bid be posted from now on.

Motion: Martin, second Morgan to appoint Kathy Ruis, Betty Scoggin, and Margaret Hoogendoorn to be Election Inspectors for the Presidential Primary Election to be held on January 15, 2008, motion approved.

Letter presented from the Charlevoix County Road Commission stating that there will be no snow plowing on the weekends, unless there is a Life Threatening Medical or Fire emergency. It was suggested that the CCRC give the township a copy of their snow plowing policy. John works stated that individual contractors that helped with last weekend's snow plowing would be paid by the CCRC. Kath Jones suggested that board member should attend the CCRC monthly meetings so that Beaver Island 's concerns are heard, but this effort was tried in the past with no results.

John Works announced that Peaine Township has re-applied for the $77,000.00 USDA grant for the tub grinder, and it has been awarded to Peaine Township . Peaine Township is required to open up a separate bank account to deposit the grant monies into. Motion: works, second Morgan to approve a Peaine Township Tub Grinder Savings Account, motion approved.

A rezoning request by John and Joanne Paquin to rezone their 34 acre parcel of property on the east side of Lake Geneserath in Peaine Township from Agricultural (A) to Single Family Residential (R-2) has been approved by the Peaine Township Planning Commission and the Charlevoix county Planning Commission. Motion: Welke, second LoDico to approve the rezoning of John and Joanne Paquin property from (A) Agricultural to (R-2) Single Family Residential, motion approved.

Meeting adjourned at 7:34 pm

Peaine Township Meeting Minutes, November 14, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Members present: Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Welke, Pete LoDico

Members absent: John Works

Meeting called to order by Colleen Martin at 7:00 pm.

Motion: Morgan, second Welke to approve the 10/10/07 minutes, motion approved

Motion: LoDico, second Morgan to approve the payment of current bills, motion approved

Motion to re-approve the zoning amendments presented by the Peaine Township Planning Commission (This motion was needed to be after the Charlevoix County's Planning commission staff report), motion approved.

Don Spencer spoke on behalf of the BIRHC---Request for financial help to purchase Medical Disaster supplies for disasters in case of a major Island emergency, such as, major fires, flu epidemic, plane crash, multi vehicle crash, or a boating accident. Supplies needed would include cots, bedding, pillows and medicines. The Medical Center (BIRHC) could house up to 25 patients. It was suggested that the Old Medical Center basement would be a good location to store these supplies. Motion: Welke, second Morgan to table this matter until a dollar amount can be given on the supplies, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second Morgan to approve Martin Gas & Oil's fuel oil bid for $3.60 per gallon for the 2007-2008 heating season. (November 2007-May 2008), motion approved.

The supervisor wrote a letter of support for the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association grant request to purchase musical instruments for the young people of Beaver Island.

Motion: Martin, second Morgan to adjourn, motion approved.

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular Meeting--October 10, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Welke

Members absent: Pete LoDico

Motion Welke, second Morgan to approve 9/11/07 minutes, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second Morgan to approve payment of current bills, motion approved.

Motion Welke, second Morgan to pay K&M Diversified Contractor for the Beaver Island Transfer Station addition in the amount of $54,822.00, motion approved.

It was suggested that the Planning commission secretarial hours be itemized for future reference.

John Works report that the tub grinder grant for $77,000.00 was declined, and that the Beaver Island Transfer Station will have to get a loan for the total purchase price of $140,000.00 for the tub grinder before December. The Townships will borrow the money from the Charlevoix State Bank with annual loan payments for about 10 years.

The Peaine Township Planning commission has made amendments to the Township Zoning Ordinance. Amendments include Rentals, Towers, and State of Nudity. Motion: Welke, second Morgan to approve the amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, motion approved.

E.W. Marine (Ed Welter) is financing the Communication Towers for the high speed Internet, and would like to proceed with the construction of the tower at the Beaver Island Fire Department substation. The board agrees to allow the construction to begin o the tower. John Works, don Vyse, and two other board members will meet with Ed Welter and decide on the terms of the lease agreement. Our attorney, before board approval, will review the lease agreement.

John Works reported that the Phragmities had been sprayed, and that it takes 3 weeks to see results. It appears that some areas, especially Cables Bay and McCauley's Point still have green left. Brian Mastenbrook will come and do a fly by to look over these areas. It was suggested that a drive by would be more productive. It was also suggested that the public continue to be informed on the spraying results and continued effort.

Paul Welke reported that the Planning Commission had an application from the BI Golf Course for 2 buildings. It was suggested that the planning commission board members receive agendas prior to the meetings.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Peaine Township Regular meeting--September 12, 2007--7 p.m.

Members present: John Works, Colleen Martin, Christina Morgan, Paul Welke, Pete LoDico

Motion: LoDico, second Welke to approve the 8/8/07 minutes, motion approved.

Motion Morgan, second Works to approve the payment of current bills, motion approved.

Resolution #010907 offered by Morgan, and supported by LoDico; WHEREAS, the Beaver Island Airport will be awarded funding for land acquisition in the Runway 9 approach, the Chairman of the Beaver Island Airport Committee is authorized to sign all contracts, agreements, and approved payments relating to this project.

Yeas: Works, Morgan, Welke, LoDico, Martin

Nays: None

Resolution declared adopted.

The appraisal will be done on the 40-acre parcel owned by Keith Albin. This parcel needs to be purchased so the trees can be cleared for the Runway 9 approach. The state will make an offer to Albin for his property and if a price cannot be negotiated this time, the state will condemn the property and take it. This is a safety issue and needs to be settled!

Resolution #020907 offered by Morgan, and supported by LoDico; WHEREAS the Beaver Island Airport will be awarded funding for the airport Terminal Area Study and Design, the Chairman of the Beaver Island Airport Committee is authorized to sing all contracts, agreements, and approved payments relating to this project.

Yeas: Works, Morgan, Welke, LoDico, Martin

Nays: None

Resolution declared adopted.

Motion: Works, second LoDico to approve the 8.7780 mills for the 2007-2008 tax year, motion approved.

Reports: It was reported that the Phragmities team has arrived on the Island today to do the eradication of the phragmities. Signs will be posted on the property to indicate that the spraying has been done.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.