Northville Township Board met Oct. 8.
Here is the minutes provided by the board:
The Northville Township meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present – Trustee Jim Byrne, Trustee Joe Emma, Trustee Jerry Owens, Trustee Richard Felstead
Chairman – Jim Swanson
Others Present – Highway Commissioner – John Middleton, Clerk -Patty Pfau, Assessor - Hal Ament
Public Present- None
Pledge to the Flag
Approval and/or Correction of Prior Meeting’s Minutes
Trustee Byrne motioned to approve the September 10, 2019 meeting minutes and Chairman Swanson seconded. All ayes per voice vote, so motion passed.
Reports from Officers
Supervisor’s Report – None
Highway Commissioner’s Report – See Attached
Assessor’s Report – Waiting for County to issue New Tax bills they are running behind. Daily work and analysis update. Also we had a visit from the Big Rock Township Deputy Assessor to see how we do work here.
Clerk’s Report- Posted availability of the Auditors report in the Ottawa Paper.
Trustees’ Reports –None
New Business –
Discuss Budget Contingency
Last month it was noticed that there was more than 5% in Road Budget Contingency. The Local Government office that made this limit is no longer in existence and has been gone for several year. Our lawyer was contacted by Supervisor Swanson and he checked and was not able to find anywhere that there is any law requiring us to have the 5% limit anymore, but next year we will make the Road Budget Contingency 5%.
Discuss Paper Shredding and Craig’s Lists Transactions
Supervisor Swanson contacted the County and they said they were interested in Paper shredding, but not this year, there will be further discussion on this. Toirma hasn’t returned Supervisor Swanson’s phone about the Craig’s list transactions, letting people use the township parking lot instead of their home. There may also be a need to put surveillance cameras up for this. There will be more discussion on this at the next meeting.
Old Business - None
Review Time Sheets
Trustees reviewed time sheets
Town and Road Bills
Town bills were reviewed and signed.
Trustee Byrne motioned to accept the Town bills and Trustee Emma seconded. All ayes per voice vote, so motion passed.
Road bills were reviewed and signed.
Trustee Byrne motioned to approve the Road bills and Trustee Owens seconded. All ayes per voice vote, so motion passed.
Trustee Felstead motioned to adjourn the meeting and Trustee Emma seconded. All ayes per voice vote, so motion passed.
Meeting ended at 7:42 p.m.