Osceola Township Board Meeting Minutes and Information
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Osceola Township Meeting Minutes
November 14, 2018
The regular meeting of the Osceola Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Karpiak on November 14, 2018, at 6:35 p.m. in the Osceola Township Board Room. Board members present were Steve Karpiak, Judy Odgers, and Christa Gardner. Don Wareham and Aaron Janke were absent.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Odgers, supported by Gardner to accept the minutes of the October meeting. AVIF
Motion by Odgers, supported by Gardner to approve the financial reports for the General fund: with adjustments #701 -$2,500, #752 +$500, and #960 +$2,000; Road: with adjustments #50-32 +$15,000: Mason Wastewater; OT water: with adjustments #730 -$500, #745 +$5,000, #802 -$250, #803 +$2,000, #830 -$2,000, #921 -$1,500, #956 -$300, #957 -$500, #958 -$1,000; and TC water funds. AVIF
Motion to approve payment to Julio Contracting in the amount of $13,520 for the work done in the drainage ditch running from the baseball field to 6 th St. between Dogwood Ave and Cedar Ave in Dollar Bay by Odgers, supported by Karpiak. AVIF
Motion by Karpiak, supported by Odgers for payment of the bills: General Fund: $11,799.73; Road Fund: District 1 $9,000, District 2 $88,520, District 4 $7,000; TC Water: $15,754.63; and OT Water: $5,010.37. AVIF
Karpiak will speak to Kevin Harju, Houghton County Road Commission, to find out who approved the extra work done on the corner of 6th and Elm. Water supervisor Mattfolk informed the board that he asked that only the 3 sections where the water valves were to be done, not the whole corner. He feels the water company should only have to pay a small portion of the $18,000 it is being invoiced for.
Public Comment: none
Agenda: Add to unfinished business b. lights, and to new business a. TC culvert repair. Motion to approve the agenda with additions by Odgers, supported by Gardner. AVIF
a. Assessor: No report.
b. Maintenance: Written report for October.
c. DBVFD: Written report. Held fire prevention week at the school along with the TCFD, led the grade school Halloween parade, handed out candy and watched the streets on Halloween night. Santa will be at the Runeberg Hall on Dec. 21st at 7 pm.
d. First Responders: Written report. Had 5 calls in Osceola Township. YTD calls are 61.
e. TCVFD: Written report. The department responded to flooding in Mason on M 26, Held their monthly meeting and training session, patrolled the streets and passed out candy on Halloween. In September, 5 members went to Green Bay and participated in the Lambeau 911 walk. Chief Klein sent a letter to Supervisor Karpiak asking him to address the issue of a blocked fire hydrant. The supervisor called the resident and the issue is being taken care of.
f. TC Utility Board: The November agenda and the October minutes were submitted.
g. TLSA: No report.
h. Supervisor reports: Karpiak attended the KEDA meeting. Informed the board that the road millage passed, Yes 575, No 237.
a. Mason Sewage: UPEA informed Karpiak that the easement to run the line from M26 to the railroad grade has been acquired. They are now working on getting a quit claim deed from Quincy Development Co. for an easement for a portion of Handyman Rd(Sand Flats Rd) then they will work on finalizing the proposed lift station site from Lakeshore Estates.
b. Ice rink furnace/lights: Motion to approve the proposal from Byron Heating & Air conditioning for a new furnace in the amount of $1,470 by Odgers, supported by Karpiak. AVIF Motion to approve proposal for lights from Bay Electric in the amount of $600 by Karpiak, supported by Gardner. AVIF Bay Electric is donating labor and materials in the amount of $4,620.
c. FY 2017-18 audit: Motion to approve the FY 2017-18 audit report prepared by Rukkila Negro & Associates by Odgers, supported by Gardner. AVIF
d. Ditch to Coast Guard Station: Motion to table the Julio Contracting Co. to the December 12th meeting by Gardner, supported by Odgers. AVIF
e. Carlson/Township dispute: Karpiak met with Jeff West, UPEA, Jon Carlson and LeClaire to discuss options with the disputed survey. UPEA did a survey in 2002 and LeClaire did on in 2017 which showed that the points differ. West, UPEA will resurvey the property. Karpiak said that the township would pay. Odgers and a resident in the room asked why? UPEA is responsible if they made a mistake. Another resident asked about the title insurance. Karpiak will look into the matter to get more information. Motion to table to the December 12th meeting by Gardner, supported by Karpiak. AVIF
New Business: a. Culvert repair – TC: Motion to pay Tony Burcar Contracting, Inc. In the amount of $9,000 for storm sewer repair on 6th in Tamarack City by Gardner, supported by Odgers. AVIF
Motion by Odgers, supported by Gardner to adjourn at 7:44 p.m. Motion carried. AVIF
DECEMBER 12, 2018 MEETINGS WILL BEGIN AT 5 PM
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