July 19, 2022
Supervisor Koshar called the meeting to order at 6:00p.m. Koshar asked that guest, Village Clerk, Jacqueline Terrill, lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Hess, Koshar, Mroz, Plummer, Schick
Motion by Schick, second by Hess, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Hess, second by Mroz, to approve the minutes from the June 21, 2022 as presented.
Motion by Koshar, support by Hess, to pay the bills in the amount of $119,318.45 with a change to check 8786 to the marijuana fund.
Roll Call: Ayes: Koshar, Hess, Mroz, Schick, Plummer – motion carried
Motion by Hess, support by Plummer, to accept treasurer’s report as presented. Treasurer Mroz also shared information for the upcoming audit from Seber Tans, PLC. More details will be forthcoming.
Public Comments: Tucker from Ranger Power shared details of their project in the township. The project will be located in the northeast portion of the township.
Scott McGraw, candidate for State Representative, shared details of his campaign to the Board and guests.
Bly Cemetery updates: Greg Grames shared an estimate for updating the fencing at Bly Cemetery. He shared three quotes, the lowest in the amount of $70, 801. He has also been researching companies to update the Bly Cemetery sign at the entrance.
Motion by Koshar, support by Schick to approve the quote for cemetery fence updates. Roll Call: Ayes: Koshar, Hess, Mroz, Schick, Plummer – motion carried
Jamie Wiseman-Stafne shared updates from the Road Commission. Citizen, Joyce DeRuiter, shared concerns about the culvert on Miller Road, between Cranberry and Dutchsettlement.
Joyce Locke, candidate for District 3 County Commissioner, introduced herself.
• Cass County Undersheriff Clint Roach reported. He reminded citizens to be mindful of drinking and boating. He also reminded the board and citizens of the 9-1-1- renewal on the August 2nd ballot.
• Sexton Kruger shared details of the fire at the maintenance building at Bly Cemetery. It appears that there was an animal that chewed the wiring. Currently, the water and electricity have been shut off, but will be restored. An estimate in the amount of $23,998.00, has been received from the insurance company to demolish the building. This includes debris removal of $4,700.
Motion by Koshar, supported by Hess, to demolish the pole barn and use the money to fix up the schoolhouse for storage
Roll Call: Ayes: Koshar, Hess, Plummer, Mroz, Schick – Motion Carried
• Commissioner File shared details of the building updates at the old County Courthouse.
• MAESA – Schick presented report for MAESA board
• Planning Commission – No updates
• Blight Administrator Grames spoke with the Township Ordinance regarding residents living in RVs. He requested that someone in the township collecting monies and giving permits so that stickers are available for the blight administrator. The clerk will handle this task.
• The Board, with guests, Village Clerk Jacqueline Terrill, discussed the proposed Village Annexation. Details were shared of the plans and maps of the proposed locations. No vote was taken. Supervisor Koshar indicated that he would attend the Village Council meeting on Thursday, July 21st. The Township Board set a meeting to be held on Friday, July 29th to vote on the planned annexation.
• Clerk Plummer asked the board about getting a credit card for use at the township. Discussion was had, followed by a motion by Hess, seconded by Schick, to approve a credit card with no annual fees and able to spend up to $1,000 per month.
Roll Call: Ayes: Koshar, Hess, Mroz, Schick, and Plummer All Ayes – motion carried
Motion by Hess, support by Schick, to adjourn at 7:45pm. Motion carried.
Darcie L. Plummer Marcellus Township Clerk