Meeting in Brief: Montcalm Township

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:47 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Name of board: Montcalm Township Board.
Reporting official: Clerk Carol Rosebrook.
Meeting date: Feb. 8.
Actions taken:
1. Approved to accept the agenda.
2. Approved the Jan. 11 township board meeting minutes.
3. Approved the treasurer’s report as presented.
4. Approved the payment of bills.
5. Approved the appointment of Tracy Keeney to the Board of Review.
6. Approved to adopt by resolution the 2012 poverty guidelines.
7. Approved the March Board of Review dates for 3 to 9 p.m. on March 9 and 13 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 16.
8. Approved to adopt alternate start dates for March, July and December Board of review.
9. Approved to hire Kurtis Perry as a probationary firefighter.
10. Approved licensed mechanic Carl Katterjohn to provide minor service work and the annual inspections for the fire trucks.
11. Approved the purchase of an 800 MZ radio for the fire department at the cost of $518.
Discussion items:
1. The report was received by the supervisor regarding the audit that took place at the end of October. The township has 90 days to provide an action plan to the State Treasury Department for items that were found to be noncompliant with the state statues including taxes not distributed according to the general property tax act, the budget, investment policy and cemetery perpetual care funds.
2. Supervisor Michael Adams gave an update about a past due invoice of over $15,000 from Hungerford. Adams said the invoice is incomplete and inconsistent with township records and being disputed with both Hungerford and their attorney.
3. Discussed being careful on the lake ice because of the unusually warm weather.
4. Received reports from the sheriff’s office, planning commission, zoning board of appeals, library board, zoning administrator, assessor, county commissioner, fire department, trustees and the clerk.
5. The board decided to postpone any decisions regarding the fire board until the March meeting.
Members present: Supervisor Michael Adams, Clerk Carol Rosebrook, Treasurer Rose Hyde, Trustees Tom Smith and Rick Rought.
Next regular meeting: 7 p.m., March 14.
For more information: Contact Carol Rosebrook at (616) 754-5133.

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