TUSCOLA COUNTY


DAYTON TOWNSHIP Regular Meeting Minutes April 7, 2014 Meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with the pledge to the flag.  Members Bob Cook, Stacy Phillips, Eleanor Kilmer, Bob Steele and James Satchel were present.  Minutes from the regular meeting on March 3, 2014 were motioned for approval by Steele and seconded by Satchel.  Motion carried with 5 yes. Minutes from the budget workshop meeting were motioned for approval by Steele and seconded by Kilmer.  Motion carried with 5 yes. Minutes from the budget public hearing were motioned for approval by Steele and seconded by Kilmer.  Motion carried with 4 yes: Steele, Kilmer, Phillips, and Cook; and 1 no: Satchel. Public Comment:  Mr. Daley, State Representative from Lapeer County who is running for State Senate was present to give some information in regards to himself and his accomplishments since his position as State Representative; and his campaign for State Senate.  Robert Adams questioned if another ticket was issued for the blight issue in Shay Lake.  Bob commented that another ticket was issued and it was now a misdemeanor.  He also commented that another certified letter was sent to the resident. Rick Seidler remarked that the article in the advertiser did not read accurately to the amount of the road fund.  That after the millage and the road commission allowance the actual amount of the road fund would not be the $126,000.00 from the general fund.  Rick also wanted to know about road side spraying and if the township would be able to have that performed this year.  Commissioner Trisch responded that the county road commission is in charge of the schedule and that he could call them and they would give it to him. James Satchel had some county reports from the Shay Lake area and commented on the roads and how much they were traveled on.  He also recommended that Bob have a two to five year plan in place of what roads he was going to repair or maintenance.  Bob commented that Mayville Rd. would get asphalt this year and then next year start working on some of the asphalt roads in the Shay Lake area but with the price of asphalt changing from year to year, and the weather conditions  he could not give an extended plan.  Henry Harris commented on Fernwood Rd. by Gifford Rd. and wanted to know if it possibly needed a culvert.  Bob stated that he would go look at it and determine what needs to be done. County Commissioner:  Christine Trisch was present to report.  Her first question of the night was if the board had heard anything from the road commission in regards to the bridge on Shay Lake Rd. and what the counties plan was.  Bob stated that we had a resolution from the county in regards to this and that it was on the agenda to be voted on tonight.  She also informed the board and floor of how well the EDC was working and that DFA (Dairy Farms of America) was bringing in around 200 jobs and was coming in to the Cass City area.  She also commented that the $7,500.00 for TV programming for the prisoners was a big discussion at their last meeting.  Finally she commented that if there were any questions in regards to animal control to let her know.  Personal from the dog pound have been citing and questioning residents and the animal control officer has not been following up with the resident on the particular problem.  Planning Commission:  Doug Graham reported that the next meeting is on the 21st of April at 7:30 p.m., and they will continue with the discussion of the master plan. Zoning Administrator:  No permits issued. Blight Enforcement:  Bob mentioned that what was discussed under public comment was the only thing taking place at this time. Cemetery:  Bob informed that signed the purchase agreement for the one acre of land for West Dayton Cemetery.  
The survey will be performed in the next 10 days and then they will have the closing.  Karen Crisp met with Eleanor to find a space for Dale, and Ron wanted to know when the cemeteries would be cleaned due to the fact that a burial was in two weeks. Trustee:  No report. Supervisor:  Bob commented that he had prices for the asphalt roads in the Shay Lake area; Helen Rd., Sunset Dr., and South Rd and the amount to repair these roads with chip and seal, and fog sealed would cost $30,000.00.  He also stated that the price for asphalt for Mayville Rd. from Hurds Corner Rd. to Pattison Rd. would cost $78,279.00.  The price of asphalt has increased quite a bit from last year and he had no idea what the cost would be from one year to the next. Treasurer: Eleanor commented that her financial report from the budget public hearing was the amounts of the accounts for the fiscal year end.  She also stated that there was a fire run payment in the amount of $1,500.00 and interest on the accounts that was collected after the end of the fiscal year.  Clerk:  There are invoices to be paid in the amount of $44,489.16 with the AUTO EFT and checks #6892 - #6910.  After a brief explanation of the said invoices it was motioned by Steele to pay the bills and seconded by Kilmer.  Motion carried with 5 yes. Stacy then read the letter from the Tuscola County Planning Commission in regards to the townships amendments and new ordinances for the publication of the townships new zoning books that the planning commission has been working on.  They approve all the information and were looking forward to our new books.  New Business:  The first on the agenda was the resolution that the Dayton Township Board supports the Tuscola County Road Commission in their application for State and/or Federal participation in the replacement of the Shay Lake Road Bridge.  With no other discussion it was motioned by Steele and seconded by Satchel to support this resolution.  Motion carried with a roll call vote to follow:  Steele – Yes, Satchel – Yes, Kilmer – Yes, Phillips – Yes, Cook – Yes. The Opperman Library (in the Kingston High School) Contract in the amount of $400.00 with no other discussion it was motioned by Steele and seconded by Satchel that we continue on with this contract.  Motion carried with a roll call vote to follow:  Steele – Yes, Satchel – Yes, Kilmer – Yes, Phillips – Yes, Cook – Yes. The final item on the agenda was the contract for the Sexton (Ron Gromak). With no changes to the contract and no other discussion it was motioned by Satchel to approve the contract as written seconded by Steele.  Motion carried with a roll call vote to follow:  Steele – Yes, Satchel – Yes, Kilmer – Yes, Phillips – Yes, Cook – Yes.  At this time there was a motion for adjournment at 8:40 p.m.