Meeting in Brief: Fairplain Township

By Daily News • Last Updated 11:00 am on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Name of board: Fairplain Township Board.
Reporting official: Clerk Coleen Myers.
Meeting date: Feb. 6.
Actions taken:
1. Accepted the minutes of the January meeting.
2. Accepted the treasurer’s report.
3. Accepted payment of bills.
4. Approved using federal guidelines for Board of Review poverty exemptions.
5. Set meeting dates for 2012-2013.
Discussion items:
1. A budget hearing will be 7:30 p.m. March 5.
2. Documentation is complete for Fairplain Cemetery.
3. The library has new cases to keep things locked up.
4. Commissioner Tom Lindeman reported the recent Montcalm County Brownfield Authority report was not good and has been sent back to the Authority for review.
5. Brent Bosley will be in assessor class in April and May and will be difficult to contact. This year, residential assessment stayed the same, agricultural land is increased, commercial is the same, industrial is increased, taxable values will increase and a busy Board of Review is anticipated.
6. Mid-Michigan District Health Department officials spoke about well and drain field ordinances and the recent Michigan Township Association meeting.
Members present: Supervisor Tom Sova, Clerk Coleen Myers, Treasurer Sharon Swindell and trustees Tom Hansen and Bill Lutherloh.
Next meeting: 7:30 p.m. March 5.
For more information: Call the township hall at (616) 225-1050.

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