Sullivan Township Board Meeting Minutes January 4, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Tony Mabrito at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Tony Mabrito-Supervisor, Libby Spencer-Clerk, Tracey McGhan-Treasurer, John Carr-Trustee Joe Kremm-Trustee was absent
Residents: 4 residents were present
It was moved by Tracey McGhan supported by John Carr, to accept the minutes of the regular meeting held. Motion carried.
Finance: The Treasurer’s report on Township receipts of $48,637.20 for the period of December 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021 was presented by Treasurer Tracey McGhan.
It was moved by Libby Spencer supported by Tracey McGhan, to pay bills of $72,961.11 as presented by Clerk Libby Spencer. Motion carried.
Planning Commission: The Planning Commission did not meet in December
Old Business: Tracey McGhan reported that the new Sullivan Township Website is active and encouraged everyone to go on-line and check it out
New Business:Tracey McGhan discussed concerns with having an excessive sum in the Common Fund and will be investing it for the township this month.
Libby Spencer presented several budget amendments that need to be made to the FY2021/2022 Budget. The Amendments were passed unanimously with a Roll Call Vote.
In preparation to creating next years Budget, several items were discussed. Projects being looked at include chip and seal to sections of the following roads: Hile Rd, Sullivan Rd and Sheringer Rd. The Sprinkler System and Grave Site Plotting at the Cemetery as well as developing paths to the bike trail and the waters edge at the Sullivan Lake Park.
John Carr presented several examples of ordinances used in other townships to regulate the use of shipping containers and trailers. The board agreed to have the Planning Commission review these and make their recommendation for our township.
Tracey McGhan reported that we are still struggling to persuade employees of the township to sign up for Direct Deposit and we have several outstanding checks dating back as far as October.
It was moved to add that all checks are void after 60 days to the payroll checks.
The Community Room and Kitchen will once again be available for Renting in April of 2022. More information will be provided to the residents in the following months.
John Presented a new Automated Complaint form that could be developed to provide automatic response to our residents. Tracey agreed to investigate this further.
Public Comments: Scott Nestell and Garry Johnson brought the concern that Engine Braking on Maple Island Road has increased. Due to an inability to enforce this ordinance, it was suggested that they call the truck company of the offending drivers. We also agreed to move the Engine Braking Sign south of Devo Drive. Libby Spencer will be contacting the MCRC.
Adjournment: With no other business to come before the Board, it was moved that by John Carr and supported by Tracey McGhan that we adjourn at 6:50pm.
Recorded by Clerk, Libby Spencer