Osceola Township Board Meeting Minutes and Information
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Osceola Township Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2018
The regular meeting of the Osceola Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Karpiak on February 14, 2018 at 6:27 pm in the Osceola Township meeting room.
Board members present were Steve Karpiak, Judy Odgers, Christa Gardner, Aaron Janke, and Don Wareham.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Karpiak, supported by Odgers to accept the minutes of the January meeting. AVIF
Motion by Gardner, supported by Wareham to accept the financial reports for the General fund with adjustments to # 718 +$1700.00, #722 -$2350.00, #727 +$300.00, #730 +$150.00, and #800 +$200.00 .00.
Motion by Gardner supported by Wareham to accept the financial reports for the Road funds and Mason
Wastewater funds. AVIF
Motion to pay $28,235.68 in bills from the General fund by Janke, supported by Odgers. AVIF
Motion to pay $8467.56 in bills from the Mason Wastewater fund by Odgers, supported by Karpiak. AVIF
Public Comment: Mike Mallow, a new resident in Oneco Location, attended the meeting to see how it is run and to introduce himself.
Agenda: Motion to approve the agenda with the date changed to February 14th by Odgers, supported by Karpiak. AVIF
a. Assessor: Written report. Earhart reported that Property Transfer Affidavits are required to be filed with the assessor within 45 days of ownership of real and personal property or pay a late fee up to $200.00. Motion to pass a resolution waiving the late fee for not filing the property transfer affidavits with the assessor within the time period required (the affidavit is still required within 45 days) by Odgers, supported by Wareham. AVIF
The Board of Review meetings were published in the Daily Mining Gazette. The first meeting will held March 12th from 2pm to 9 pm and the second meeting will be held March 15th from 9 am to 4 pm. Motion to adopt the Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2018 by Janke, supported by Wareham. AVIF
b. Maintenance: Written report for December.
c. DBVFD: Chief Kokkonen reported that the department responded to one call for a car accident.
d. First Responders: Written report. In December, there were 5 calls in Osceola Twp. and 4 calls in Torch Lake Twp. There were a total of 3 calls in 2018. Two new members of the First Responders are having completed the MFR schooling and will take the National Registry test.
e. TCVFD: Written report for January. The department held its monthly training and meeting sessions. They responded to two calls, one pickup/semi accident and a chimney fire.
f. TC Utility Board: The February agenda and the January meeting minutes were submitted. Operator’s report, secretary’s report, letter from TLSA informing the board of sewer rate increase, and an insurance report on the hydrant opened by vandals. Motion to accept the financial reports with adjustments to #728 +$185.00, #731 +$200.00, and #803 -$385.00 by Wareham, supported by Janke. AVIF Motion to pay the bills in the amount of $4952.71 by Gardner, supported by Karpiak. AVIF
g. TLSA: Written reports for December 2017 and January 2018.
h. Supervisor reports: Karpiak attended meetings for KEDA, MTA in Houghton County and Lansing, and TLPAC.
a. Mason Sewage: Motion by Odgers, supported by Gardner to table any action until the March meeting on the ordinances. AVIF
b. Osceola Township Roads: Motion to go forward with the following projects by Odgers, supported by Janke. AVIF
North End: County Road $12,000 and Church Street behind Holiday $7,000. Tamarack City: Tamarack Hill Rd. $75,000. Dollar Bay: Sixth Street $85,000 and the ditch from the baseball field to Sixth Street $15,000.
c. Credit Services, Inc.: Motion to use Credit Services, Inc. to collect on fines and water bills if all other attempts to collect fail by Gardner, supported by Janke. AVIF
d. Hungarian creek update: Karpiak has spoken to Dianda’s office to confirm that the DNR will be paying Julio Contracting for clearing the creek when it flooded. He was told the person handling the situation no longer is with Dianda but someone else will be working on the situation.
a. Training wages: Odgers requested training wages for elected officials for mandatory training. She suggested $15.00 hrly. Motion to approve the request by Wareham, supported by Gardner. AVIF
b. Federal Poverty Exemption for 2018: was moved to assessor.
c. Meeting dates for FY 2018-19: Motion to approve by Gardner, supported by Wareham with footnote for
Motion to adjourn at 7:15 pm by Wareham, supported by Janke. AVIF
Previous Board meeting minutes can be viewed by clicking on the months below:
March 2017 Public Budget Meeting