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MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR MARCH 3, 2020
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on February 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, and Dennis Dombroski.  John Brown was absent with excuse.

Supervisor Kirsch called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm immediately following the Library Board meeting.

Public Comment was opened at 7:09 pm and closed at 7:33 pm.
 
Kathy Flory moved that the Board approve the Minutes of the Mullett Township Election Commission Meeting for February 4, 2020.  Seconded by Dennis Dombroski, the motion passed.

Rachel Osborn moved that the Board approve the Minutes of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees Meeting for February 4, 2020. Seconded by Kathy Flory, the motion passed.

Rachel Osborn also made a motion that the Board approve the minutes for the February 10, 2020, Mullett Township Board of Trustees Budget Workshop.  Seconded by Dennis Dombroski, the motion passed.

The Treasures Report is as follows:                                     

                                      General Fund 101                             530,916
                                      Fire Fund 206                                   502,573
                                      Liquor Fund 212                                        28
                                      Street Light Fund 219                          1,103
                                      Library Fund 271                                28,173
                                      Tax Accounts                                     913,327

Supervisor Kirsch opened the Public Hearing for Fiscal Year Budget for April 1, 2020, to March 31, 3021 at 7:37 pm.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#1: Mullett Township General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

   Estimated Township      Fund Balances     Revenues Expenses
     General Fund 101        $800,000               $392,300         $774,200
     Fire Fund 206              $550,000               $215,600         $317,600
     Liquor Fund 212                 $400                   $1,502             $1,460
     Light Fund 219              $13,000                 $15,000           $14,000
     Library 271                    $22,000                 $47,820          $667,900

Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Dennis Dombroski.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Mullett Township Resolution 2020-#2:  Adding Funds to Assigned Accounts for Future Projects:  The following accounts will receive the following deposits:  101-000-002.2:  $30,000 Topinabee Parking Lot; 101-000-002.4:  $30,000 Schoolhouse/Library Annex; 101-000-004.5:  $30,000 Hall Renovation.  Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Dennis Dombroski.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#3:  to Establish Township Officers Salary for Mullett Supervisor, Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer, Deputy Clerk, and Trustees: March 3, 2020:  Supervisor--$12,000 per year; Clerk -- $23,500 per year; Deputy Clerk -- $15,000 per year; Treasurer -- $23,500 per year; Deputy Treasurer - $5000 per year; Trustees -- $5300 per year; All receive $75 per diem plus $.575/mile reimbursement. Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Dennis Dombroski.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#4 to Establish Township Employee Salary for the Mullett Township Assessor Level III – March 3, 2020, at $24,000 per year. Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Hobie Kirsch.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#5 to Establish Township FOIA Coordinator Salary for Mullett Township – March 3, 2020 at $1,200 per year.  Either the Mullett Township Clerk or the Mullett Township Deputy Clerk will receive the compensation for the above duty. Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Hobie Kirsch.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#6 to Establish Township Office of Liquor Inspector Salary for Mullett Township – March 3, 2020 at $110 per month. Motion to adopt was offered by Rachel Osborn with support by Kathy Flory.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#7 to Establish Township Employees of the Mullett Township Topinabee Library Pay Schedule for the Library Director at $15.00/hour, for the Assistant Librarian at $13.00/hour and for the Substitute Librarian at $13.00/hour.  Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Rachel Osborn.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#8 to Establish a Pay Schedule for the Topinabee and East Mullett Fire Departments – March 3, 2020:  Topinabee and East Mullett Fire Chief - $2500 per year;  Topinabee and East Mullett Assistant Fire Chief - $2250 per year; Fire Chiefs will receive a $75 per Diem plus mileage; Chiefs will received $40 for the 1st hour and $15 an hour thereafter; Fire Fighters will received $20 for the 1st hour and $16 an hour thereafter; First Responders will receive $30 an hour, and all training is paid at $10 an hour.  Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Hobie Kirsch.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#9 to Establish Township Board of Review Salary for Mullett Township Board of Review – March 3, 2020 at $150 per day for training and $175 per diem when sitting at Board of Appeals.  Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Rachel Osborn.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented Resolution 2020-#10 to Establish Township Election Managers and Inspectors’ Pay for Mullett Township – March 3, 2020 at $15/hour for Election Managers and $13/hour for Election Inspectors.  Election Training will be pay at $75 per Diem plus mileage.  Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Rachel Osborn.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Supervisor Kirsch closed the Public Hearing for Fiscal Year Budget for April 1, 2020, to March 31, 3021 at 8:13 pm.

The Public Hearing of the Topinabee Mullett Township Library Public Hearing was opened at 8:21 pm.

Public comment was heard from Holly Stevens offering to donate her children’s library collection and from Kathleen Pawloski with suggestion to use the Old Schoolhouse as a museum.

The Public Hearing of the Topinabee Mullett Township Library Public Hearing was closed at 8:28 pm.

Clerk Rachel Osborn read the Renewal Millage Proposition for Mullett Township Operating Millage: Motion to adopt was offered by Kathy Flory with support by Dennis Dombroski.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Clerk Rachel Clerk read the Renewal Millage Proposition for Fire Protection:  Motion to adopt was offered by Hobart Kirsch with support by Dennis Dombroski.  By roll call vote the ayes were Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays and John Brown was absent.  The Resolution was adopted.

Topinabee Fire Committee reported on another meeting with Burt Township regarding a Joint Fire Administration Board and an Inter-Township Agreement for Fire Protection.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to contribute $4000 for architectural services for the proposed new Firehouse renderings contingent on Burt Township also contributing $4000.  With support from Hobart Kirsch, the motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to authorize Hobart Kirsch and Rachel Osborn, as Supervisor and Clerk of Mullett Township, to accept and sign the Library Service Contract between Koehler Township and Topinabee Public Library.  Seconded by Kathy Flory, the motion passed.

Assessor Clayton McGovern requested $250 for a new computer, expenses to be shared among all the townships he serves.  The Board agreed by consensus to contribute the $250.

Hobie Kirsch and Rachel Osborn read letters from the public.

Motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Kathy Flory, to pay the bills.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Kathy Flory, to adjourn at 9:10 pm.  The motion passed.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk




MULLETT TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR MARCH 3, 2020
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 6:00 PM

The Mullett Township Library Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on March 3, 2020, at 6:00 pm.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and Warren Meyer.  John Brown was absent with excuse.

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Public Comment was opened at 6:03 pm and closed at 6:09 pm. 

Library Director, Patty King, made the following report to the Board:
·       Through February 29, 2020, (Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2020) the Library served an estimated 4000 patrons, which include 800 using the Internet, 1300 downloading E-Books, and 2700 books checked out.  Almost $500 in revenue was generated through faxes, copies and overdue book fees.  180 children attended the Children’s Programs and 42 adults attended the Adult programs, which began in October.
·       Mrs. King reported that the Library has many ongoing maintenance needs which include painting and scraping the interior, replacing the carpet, all interior doors need replacing due to gaps throughout and not being ADA accessible (pictures provided for all preceding items); storage space needed, new lighting since light bulbs are no longer available for current fixtures, computer table is not ADA accessible, and new book shelving due to larger book sizes than the past.
·       Mrs. King addressed the many issues involved with making the current space ADA accessible outside, and the number of stacks that would be lost inside due to the renovation to make in the inside ADA compliant.
·       Mrs. King listed some of the programs they would like to see happen if they had more space which include both Youth and Adult book clubs, Story Time and Crafts for children, Computer Training classes, Mah Jong, Exercise groups, Teen Group Meetings, Kids’ Computer Coding Classes, Lego Club, Proctor Testing, Tax Preparation for Seniors, Family Movie Night, and Mel Delivery (Northland).
·       Mrs. King’s recommendation, and that of her staff, was that the Library be moved to the Old Schoolhouse.

The Board announced that the pay for the Library Director was increased under the new Budget to $15.00 an hour and the Library Assistants to $13.00 an hour.  The Board thanked Mrs. King and her staff for the thorough report and their hard work.


Detailed discussion about the future of the library followed Mrs. King’s report about the feasibility of making the Depot ADA compliant versus the relocation of the library to the Old Schoolhouse.  After laying out the pros and cons of each option the suggestion was made that both options have plans drawn and a cost analyses done to help in clarifying the Board’s options.

Supervisor Kirsch adjourned the meeting at 7:07 pm and immediately called the March Township Board meeting to order.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org





MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2020
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on February 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 pm and closed at 7:24 pm.
 
John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes of the January 7, 2020 meeting with a second by Kathy Flory. Motion passed. 

The Treasurer’s report is as follows:
                                      General Fund 101                             672,783
                                      Fire Fund 206                                   502,648
                                      Liquor Fund 212                                        44
                                      Street Light Fund 219                          3,103
                                      Library Fund 271                                36,609
                                      Tax Accounts                                     617,131

Topinabee Fire Committee reported on a meeting with their Burt Township counterparts on 1/29/2020 where the possibility of a future Inter-Local Agreement for joint jurisdiction was discussed.  They also reminded residents to report to their insurance company that the Topinabee Fire Department has an improved ISO rating of 8B for a possible reduction of rates.
                                  
The final revision of the Blight Elimination Ordinance, Ordinance #2020-01, having been reviewed by the Board of Trustees, was approved with a roll call vote as follows:  ayes – John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays.  The ordinance was enacted.

In discussion regarding possible future uses of the Old School House, primary concern was expressed that the historic nature of the building be preserved and that the school be used to benefit the community as a whole.  Several options were mentioned including a Community Center with meeting rooms, possible offices for the Township, Township Record storage, a Children’s Library Annex, and a Museum Area for historical artifacts.  Area residents are encouraged to present their ideas via email, letter, phone call, or directly to a Board Member.  If someone would like to address the Board as whole, please use the Public Comment portion of the March Board Meeting on March 3, 2020.  There will also be a Library Board Meeting prior to that March Board Meeting at 6:00 pm.

There will be a Budget Workshop meeting at 6:00 pm on February 10, 2020.

A motion was made by John Brown, with support by Dennis Dombroski, to pay the bills.  The motion passed.

John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 pm, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk

www.mullettgov-clerk.org




MULLETT TOWNSHIP ELECTION COMMISSION MEETING
 FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2020
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 6:45 PM

The Mullett Township Election Commission met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on February 4, 2020, at 6:45 pm.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, and Kathy Flory.

The meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm.

Kathy Flory made a motion, supported by Hobart Kirsch, to appoint Denise Ackerman, Republican, and Irene Tryban, Democrat, as Managers of the Presidential Primary to be held March 10, 2020, to be paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour.  Motion passed.

Motion was also made by Hobart Kirsch, with support by Kathy Flory, to appoint the following Election Inspectors for the same Presidential Primary, to be paid at the rate of $13.00 per hour, as follows:  Linda Biskupski, Democrat; Laura LaHaie, Democrat; Jill Lutz, Republican; Karen Morgan, Democrat; Rachel Osborn, Republican; and Joyce Stroman, Democrat.  Motion passed.

Hobart Kirsch made a motion to adjourn at 6:55 pm, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk

www.mullettgov-clerk.org




MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR JANUARY 7, 2020
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on January 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Public Comment was opened at 7:05 pm and closed at 7:27 pm.
 
Dennis Dombroski moved that the Board approve the minutes of the December 3, 2019 meeting with a second by John Brown. Motion passed. 

The Treasurer’s report is as follows:
                                      General Fund 101                             669,915
                                      Fire Fund 206                                   502,564
                                      Liquor Fund 212                                        59
                                      Street Light Fund 219                          5,102
                                      Library Fund 271                                37,014
                                      Tax Accounts                                     778,075

The Library Quarterly Report for the period October-December 2019 is as follows: 
                                      
                                       Beginning Balance                             124.00
                                       Expenditures                                      (80.60)
                                       Cash In                                                 36.60
                                       Balance                                                 80.00
                                 
                                       Fines, Faxes                                        106.90
                                       Hall Rental                                            45.00

The Mullett Township Third Quarter Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 is as follows:
                                       General Fund 101                          60,169.95
                                       Fire Fund 206                                60,899.67
                                       Liquor Fund 212                                 322.95
                                       Street Lighting 219                         2,998.96
                                       Library 271                                      9,821.20
                                       TOTAL:                                        134,212.73

Topinabee Fire Department reported the following for 2019:  169 runs which consisted of 111 EMS (66%), 16 Accidents (9%), Gas Leaks/Power Lines 15 (9%) and Nuisance Alarms 14 (8%). The location of the runs were as follows:  Mullett Township 109 (64%), Burt Township 50 (30%), and Mutual Aid 10 (6%). 
                                  
The Topinabee Fire Committee reported a positive meeting with their Burt Township counterparts and encouraging reports from financing sources.  They anticipate having more information at the next meeting.

Supervisor Kirsch reported that Dollar General had indicated an interest in opening a store in Mullett Township.  The Board indicated more information would be needed on a site location before any discussion could ensue.

Rachel Osborn made a motion that approval be given to paint the Hall restrooms with a second by John Brown.  Motion passed.

Assistant Librarian Laura LaHaie reported that Windows 10 was successfully installed on all the Library’s public computers.  She also reported three community programs being offered currently at the Library: Children’s Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:30 am; Craft Club on Thursdays at 1:00 pm; and Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  She’s had 68 people participating.

Rachel Osborn presented preliminary plans for a possible use of the Old School House for the Board’s review.  She also fielded questions from the public in attendance.

Rachel Osborn and Hobie Kirsch read 18 emails received by the Board.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to pay the bills, which was seconded by John Brown.  The motion passed.

John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 8:25 pm, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk

www.mullettgov-clerk.org






MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR DECEMBER 3, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on December 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Public Comment was opened at 7:01 p.m. and closed at 7:02 p.m.
 
John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes of the November 5th and November 12th, 2019 meetings with a second by Kathy Flory. Motion passed. 

The Treasurer’s report is as follows:
                                      General Fund 101                             687,042.70
                                      Fire Fund 206                                   522,661.23
                                      Liquor Fund 212                                        74.33
                                      Street Light Fund 219                          5,101.96
                                      Library Fund 271                                41,291.54
                                      Tax Accounts                                       25,240.09

East Mullett Fire Chief John Parrott reported 10 incidents responded to for the East Mullett Lake Fire Department for the period 9/1/19 – 12/1/19.

The Topinabee Fire Committee recommended the next step in the process to build a new Firehouse in Topinabee would be for our representatives to meet with their Burt Township counterparts to discuss our joint fire safety interests.

With a motion from Dennis Dombroski, supported by John Brown, Mullett Township Resolution 2019 #14: Board Resolution to Adopt Poverty Exemption Income Guidelines and Asset Test for 2020 was approved by roll call vote.  Voting aye were John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays.

With a motion by Kathy Flory, seconded by Dennis Dombroski, Mullett Township Board of Trustees Resolution 2019 #15:  Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2020 was approved by roll call vote.  Voting aye were John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays.

After extensive discussion and review of the Bid Proposal from Wade Trim for the parking lot next to the restrooms on Straits Highway, a motion was made by Dennis Dombroski to send the bid back for revision to remove the drainage system proposed and design a drain into the township’s current system.  With support by John Brown, the motion passed.

In Board member comments the decision was made to set discussion regarding the final disposition of the Old Schoolhouse for the February 4, 2020, regular Board Meeting.

In a motion by John Brown, with support by Kathy Flory, approval was given for the East Mullett Fire Department to purchase a new computer not to exceed $1000.

A motion was made by John Brown, with support by Dennis Dombroski, to update the computer system at the Library:  Patty King will get two estimates, one for a new computer system and one for rebuilding the old computers for an amount not to exceed $8500.  The motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to pay the bills, which was seconded by John Brown.  The motion passed.

John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 8:37 PM, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk




SPECIAL MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 12, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan, on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, and Kathy Flory.  Dennis Dombroski and John Brown were absent. Richard Mahlmeister, CPA, Auditor for Mullett Township, and Timothy MacArthur, Attorney for Mullett Township, were also present,

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  

There was no Public Comment.

The purpose of the Special Meeting was to discuss financing options for the proposed new Fire Facility.  Financing options presented included USDA funding, Rural Development Bonds, Lease/Purchase Bond Sale, additional Fire Millage, and the establishment of a Special Assessment District.

Supervisor Hobart Kirsch adjourned the meeting at 8:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 5, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN  49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan,
on November 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:00 Pm and closed at 7:02 PM.  Assistant Librarian Laura LaHaie reported that the Library was offering a Genealogy Advisory Workshop open to the public every Saturday from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes of the October 1, 2019 meeting with a second by Dennis Dombroski.  Motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

                                            General Fund 101                               694,546.14
                                            Fire Fund 206                                     548,138.92
                                            Liquor Fund 212                                          89.62
                                            Street Light Fund 219                             5,101.55
                                            Library Fund 271                                  46,241.05
                                            Tax Accounts                                        26,617.59

Richard Mahlmeister, CPA, presented the Audit for Mullett Township, Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019.  He commended both Treasurer Kathy Flory and Clerk Rachel Osborn for the excellent management of Township accounts and records.  The Township is in excellent fiscal position.

Based on the Topinabee Fire Committee's recommendations, a motion was made by John Brown, with support by Kathy Flory, to contract with Seidell Architects for the preliminary design of the proposed new Fire Department Facility with a retainer of $5000.  The motion passed.

John Brown also made a motion based on the Committee;s recommendation to enter into contract with FED Corporation for the Pre-construction Budget and Bidding portion of the construction of the proposed Fire Facility in the amount of $10,950.  With support  from Kathy Flory, the motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion that the Board call a Special Meeting tentatively set for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 7:00 PM to discuss financing options with the Township Attorney and Accountant.  Seconded by John Brown, the motion passed,

The Old Schoolhouse Work Report from Mike Marks was received.  Said report will follow these minutes in its entirety.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by John Brown, to approve Resolution 2019 #13 of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees Requesting Relinquishment of Jurisdiction by the  Cheboygan County Road Commission of the Road End of the Woodruff Launch in Topinabee, Michigan.  By roll call vote the ayes were John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays.  The Resolution was approved.

Board members comments included a discussion of the new buoys at Boy Scout Park and road conditions of Richardson Rd and Liberty Point.  Rachel Osborn discussed the need for a FOIA Coordinator.  Hobart Kirsch reported that the Board of Review is set for December 10, 2019, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to pay the bills, which was seconded by John Brown.  The motion passed.

John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 8:31 PM, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel  Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE WORK REPORT
Mission Statement:  Safely, practically, and economically perform soft demolition on prescribed areas to facilitate future restoration project on a community historical landmark.

1.   Pry open 13 nailed shut windows and doors to ventilate building.
2.   Hinge important windows and doors to ventilate building.
3.   Sort two floors of stored trash.
4.   Haul out to dumpster, separate recyclable materials.
5.   Unbox and prep generator for use.
6.   Remove fencing and posts to facilitate access to basement from outside.
7.   Remove over 200 feet of floor moldings and remove all nails to save areas.
8.   Remove all ceiling light fixtures throughout the building.
9.   Coordinate trash and recycling pickups to maintain safety.
10.  Remove plumbing fixtures to dumpster.
11.  Remove plumbing pipes to recycle.
12.  Rent waste pipe cutter and remove 220 ft 4 inch cast iron black waste pipe.
13.  Demo 4 cabinets with heavy plate glass to dumpster.
14.  Build air handler for dust control.
15.  Remove 400 ft electrical conduit to recycle.
16.  Remove 700 sq ft rubber backed carpet from basement floor.
17.  Rent scraper and remove rubber stuck to floor,
18.  Remove main floor fiber ceiling tiles and purlins, approx 1100 sq ft to dumpster.
19.  Remove approx 300 linear ft fiber wainscot molding to safe storage.
20.  Remove and denail approx 300 ft of wainscot to safe storage.
21.  Remove electrical boxes, alarms, fuse substations from mechanical room to recycle.
22.  Dispose of approx 500 lbs broken slate in basement to dumpster.
23.  Dismantle oil furnace to manageable pieces to recycle.
24.  Build ramp and pulley system for heavy removal from basement up stairwell.
25.  Build harness carriages form oil tanks to safely move.
26.  Winch furnace, hot water heater, stove, and 2  fuel oil tanks (contains 30 gals of fuel)
27.  Remove 700 sq ft plaster and razor wire from basement to dumpster and recycle.
28.  Remove basement addition and stairwell to dumpster.
29.  Move old train station doors to lower level.
30.  Remove utility rooms plaster and walls from basement to dumpster.
31.  Remove wood lath from basement stairwell to dumpster.
32.  Build ramp system from window to dumpster to facilitate disposal.
33.  Remove main floor walls addition to dumpster.
34.  Build pulley system to haul 6 sheets plywood to rafters for catwalk.
35.  Repair attic lighting.
36.  Remove all ceiling plaster and wood lath on main floor rooms to dumpster.
37.  All removal done with 2-5 gallon buckets.
38.  Remove all visible electrical wiring.
39.  Cut and remove over 200 ft flooring on main level to relax swelling from leak in roof.
40.  Remove over 200 ft flooring from basement stage for repair.
41.  Hours of malleting peak floor boards on main floor to flatten.
42.  Cut and set replacement floor boards.

I would like to thank Mullett Township for allowing me to be chosen to perform such a unique task on such an historical artifact.  I've enjoyed all the history and positive comments I experienced from the 50 or so people that took the time to discover what was happening.

Mike Marks







MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR OCTOBER 1, 2019
EAST MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- INDIAN RIVER, MICHIGAN  49749

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the East Mullett Township Hall in Indian River, Michigan on October 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:02 PM and closed at 7:06 PM.

John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes of the September 3, 2019 meeting with a second by Dennis Dombroski.  Motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:
                                General Fund 101                            704,026.08
                                Fire Fund 206                                  552,928.54
                                Liquor Fund 212                                     104.91
                                Street Light Fund 219                          5,101.12
                                Library Fund 271                               46,628.51
                                Tax Accounts                                     40,516.04

The Mullett Township Second Quarter Fiscal Year Expenditures for 2019-2020 is as follows:
                                 General Fund 101                             93,328.86
                                 Fire Fund 206                                   11,015.19  
                                 Liquor Inspections 212                         332.95
                                 Light Fund 219                                  3,154.75 
                                 Library Fund 271                             13,319.14 
                                 TOTAL:                                          121,140.89  

Topinabee Fire Department reported the following incidents for the Second Quarter: 61 total incidents; Average dispatch time to enroute time was 1.64 minutes; Average response time, dispatch to arrival, was 7.39 minutes; Average mileage was 3.1 miles.  91 training hours with 26 topics were offered.

The Topinabee Fire Committee selected two Design and Construction Management Teams to present to the Board:  FED Design/Builders represented by Brock Dennings, President; and Westwind Construction represented by Tim Johnson and David Williams.  The Committee's goal is to have a recommendation to the Board at the November meeting on which firm to select and an estimated budget in order to proceeds for a February Project Bid Schedule.

Motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support from Kathy Flory, to amend the Budget in order to pay for the Blight Ordinance in the following amounts:  $5000 (101-528-702) for compensation of $50 per trustee/board member (2 per call) to investigate each complaint; $1000 (101-528-860) for mileage in connection with enforcement; $2000 (101-528-814) for lawyer fees; $500 (101-528-727) for supplies.  Motion passed. 

The Woodruff Resolution was tabled until the November meeting.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, seconded by John Brown, to accept a Proposal from Wade Trim for the Mullett Township Topinabee Village Center Parking Area Enhancement Project Design and Construction Engineering Services in the amount of $25,900.  The motion passed.

Upon a motion by Kathy Flory, supported by Dennis Dombroski, the Board considered Resolution 2019 #12 Establishing a Payment Schedule for Mullett Township Accounts Payable and Payroll.  By roll call vote the ayes were John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory and Rachel Osborn.  There were no nays.  The Resolution was approved.

A motion was made by John Brown, seconded by Kathy Flory, to install a panic bar on the front door to the Township Hall in Topinabee.  The motion passed.

The Board approved installation of epoxy on the Park bathroom floors by consensus.

A motion was made by John Brown, with support by Hobart Kirsch, to pay an invoice to plow Jewel  Rd for Boy Scout Park.  The motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to pay the September bills, which was seconded by John Brown.  The motion passed.

Kathy Flory made a motion to adjourn at 8:57 PM, which was seconded by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk
        



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN  49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on September 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Supervisor Kirsch noted the passing of former township supervisor Mary Ann Gale and offered the Board's condolences to the family.

Public comment was opened at 7:02 PM and closed at 7:10 PM.

Aaron Gauthier, 53rd Circuit Court Judge, addressed the Board to outline three priorities of his court:  to fulfill his judicial obligations to the law as written, to streamline the jury selection process, and to increase communication between the public and the Court and between lawyers and the Court.

John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes of the August 6, 2019 meeting with a second by Rachel Osborn.  Motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:
                               General Fund (101)                                  716,253.19
                               Fire Fund (206)                                        551,676.33
                               Liquor Fund (212)                                           770.17
                               Street Light Fund (219)                                7,100.67
                               Library Fund (271)                                     53,980.69
                               Tax Accounts                                            259,005.63

The issuance of a Medical Marijuana Ordinance was discussed and tabled.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, supported by John Brown, to authorize the land swap with the Berean Bible Church and to move forward with the title work and legal documentation required to complete this transaction.  Motion passed.

It is the intent of the Topinabee Fire Department's New Building Committee to present a detailed project budget at the October Board meeting for review.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by John Brown, to table indefinitely the proposed Earhart/Huff land split until the Zoning office and Assessor can bring more information to light.  Motion passed.

A motion was made by John Brown, with support by Dennis Dombroski, to move forward with the proposed Blight Ordinance with one addition in Section 4:A(6) to read:  "Use District Health Department Sanitary Code Resources whenever possible."  In addition, the Ordinance will not be effective until a Budget line item is approved by the Board.  The motion passed by roll call vote as follows:  4 Yeas -- John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, and Kathy Flory.  One Nay -- Rachel Osborn.  The ordinance was passed.

Upon motion by Dennis Dombroski and supported by Hobart Kirsch, a Library Cash Policy was adopted by roll call vote.  Voting Aye:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown.  The policy was approved.

John Brown made a motion, seconded by Dennis Dombroski, to approve a budget adjustment of $2500 from Capital Outlay (271901970) to Equipment (271790980) for a children;s computer for the library.  It was seconded by Hobart Kirsch.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Rachel Osborn with support by Kathy Flory to amend Library Advertising (Budget item 27190900) to increase it by $500 to advertise the availability of new books.  Motion passed.

Motion was made by Kathy Flory, seconded by Rachel Osborn, to hire and train two election inspectors to do E-Poll Book work for 2020 elections.  The recommendation was to hire Ann Klebba at $12 an hour and Irene Tryban at $13 an hour.  Motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski moved that the Board continue the contract with the Cheboygan Humane Shelter for animal control at $500 yearly.  Seconded by Hobart Kirsch, the motion passed.

On a motion by Kathy Flory, supported by Rachel Osborn, the Board amended Resolution 2019 #11.1. Establishing a Special Assessment District for Lighting Purposes, to change the millage rate from .0002341 to read .000234.  On a roll call vote the ayes were Hobart Kirsch, RachelOsborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.  There were no nays.  The resolution was approved.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, supported by John Brown, to allow East Mullett Lake and Topinabee Fire Departments to purchase two AED machines with extra parts as needed up to $5000.  The motion passed.

Upon a motion by Hobart Kirsch, seconded by Kathy Flory, approval was given to pay a bill for repair and servicing of the Sprinkler System.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support by Dennis Dombroski, to enter into a Library Service Contract between Koehler Township and Topinabee Public Library.  The motion passed.

During Board comments Dennis Dombroski reported that construction on the Burt Trail was starting today.  Hobart Kirsch reported that MDOT had approved the Speed Signs requested for Topinabee.  Rachel Osborn addressed previous questions about reimbursement to the Clerk for computer and internet usage.

John Brown made a motion to pay the August bills, which was seconded by Hobart Kirsch.  The motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to adjourn at 9:06 PM, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk





MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR AUGUST 6, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN  49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on August 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory and John Brown.  Dennis Dombroski was absent with excuse.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 PM and was closed at 7:11 PM.

John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes for the July 2, 2019 meeting with a second by Kathy Flory.  Motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

                               General Fund 101                                         743,438.72
                               Fire Fund 206                                               551,677.56
                               Liquor Fund 212                                                  152.40
                               Street Light Fund 219                                       7,100.09
                               Library Fund 271                                            53,714.66
                               Tax Accounts                                                 367,057.11

Kathy Flory made a motion to add current Deputy Treasurer, Laura LaHaie, to all Citizen National Bank accounts, SAFCU, Awakon Federal Credit Union, MBank, 1st Community Bank and any accounts that may be opened, and to remove Judy Jacalone.  The Signature Cards will consist of the following names:  Rachel Osborn, Clerk; Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk; Kathleen Flory, Treasurer; and Laura LaHaie, Deputy Treasurer.  Motion, being seconded by Rachel Osborn, passed unanimously.

Roman M Benson and Dennis W Bila II, principles for B+B LLC, made a presentation to the Board to ask for approval to apply for a Marijuana Provisioning Facility in Mullett Township.  A boilerplate ordinance will be presented to the Board for their review and consideration at the September meeting.

Kathy Flory made a motion to rehire Ann Klebba as an As-Needed Librarian at the same rate she was receiving previously.  John Brown seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Kathy Flory made a motion to approve an expenditure to Indian River Gravel for $1680.  It was seconded by Hobart Kirsch.  The motion passed.

Augusta Earhart submitted a proposed land split for the Board's approval for 1822 Lake Shore Dr (Parcel 130-T25-013-005-00).  Tabled for clarification until the September meeting.  Treasurer Flory  will verify all taxes are paid and Supervisor Kirsch will consult with Assessor McGovern.

Mike Peltier, Zoning Enforcement Officer for Cheboygan County, made a presentation to the Board regarding the Blight Ordinance and Blight Enforcement.  The County is prohibited from enforcing a township ordinance, but he outlined the need for a Blight Officer, a lawyer to act as prosecutor, and to establish an appeals process.  By consensus, the Board is going back to the Township Attorney for an addendum to the Ordinance spelling out the enforcement process.  Vote tabled until the September meeting.

Kevan Flory reported on a proposed land swap with Berean Bible Church.  John Brown made a motion that, pending the Church Board's approval of such at their August 11, 2019 meeting, the Board hire Brian Fulford to continue with legal documents for the Board's review.  Kathy Flory seconded the motion.  The motion passed 3 to 1.

Burt Township made a request for the Board to review the millage requested for years subsequent to March 31, 2021, in respect to the Inter-Township Agreement for Fire Protection between Burt and Mullett Townships.

Hobart Kirsch made a motion to pay the County Road Commission $300 to initiate a Public Hearing for the Township to assume responsibility for the Boat Launches.  Seconded by John Brown, the motion passed.

Kathy Flory clarified the hiring process and timeline for the Assistant Librarian.

Rachel Osborn read the guidelines for Meeting Minutes under the Open Meeting Act (MCL 41.66).

John Brown made a motion to pay the July bills, which was seconded by Hobart Kirsch.  The motion passed.

John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 9:17 PM, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR JULY 2, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- TOPINABEE, MI  49791

The Mullett  Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, MI on July 2, 2019, at 7:00 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn,Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 PM and closed at 7:12 PM.

John Brown moved that the Board approve the minutes of the Jun 4, 2019 meeting with a second by Dennis Dombroski.  Motion passed.  John Brown also moved that the minutes for the Special Meeting of June 19, 2019 also be approved, with a second by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer's Report is as follows:
                                                General Fund 101              803,959.86
                                                Fire Fund 206                    551,556.16
                                                Liquor Fund                              107.09
                                                Street Light Fund                   9,099.32
                                                Library Fund                        46,780.01
                                                Tax Accounts                                2.01

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees Expenditures for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019-2020 are as follows:
                                                General Fund                      106,499.99
                                                Fire Fund                              84,699.22
                                                Liquor Fund                               215.30
                                                Light Fund                              3,119.47
                                                Library Fund                          8,550.48
                                                TOTAL                               200,083.96

Topinabee Fire Department Report is as follows:  30 total number of incidents; Average dispatch to enroute time is 1.62 minutes; Average response (dispatch to arrival time) is 6.95 minutes; and average mileage is 2.6 miles.

Kevan Flory and the Fire Hall Committee was tasked by consensus of the Board to meet with the surveyor, assessor, and attorney to proceed with the preliminary designs of the proposed Fire Hall.

Having been read by Rachel Osborn, a motion was made by John Brown and supported by Kathy Flory to adopt the Mullett Township Board of Trustees Resolution 2019#11 Establishing Special Assessment District for Lighting Purposes.  By roll call vote the ayes were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown.  No nays.  The resolution was adopted.

Rachel Osborn made a motion to table a vote until the August meeting on the proposed Blight Elimination Ordinance for Supervisor Kirsch to do additional research with the Sheriff's Department and Tuscarora Township to develop a job description for the Blight Officer and various other blight enforcement options.  She was supported by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Kathy Flory and supported by John Brown to amend budget item 101-276-011.2  for Burt-Mullett Cemetery to increase it by an additional $3000.  The motion passed.

The Board ordered a Special Meeting of Electors per MCL 41.25 on July 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Mullett Township Hall for the purposes of allowing a brief discussion by the electors present of the potential relocation of the library, the status of the streetscape, and blight elimination.  Motion was made by Hobart Kirsch and supported by John Brown that the Resolution be adopted.  By roll call vote the ayes were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

John Brown made a motion to pay the Jun bills with support by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

John Brown made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:11 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Recording Secretary, Deputy Clerk  for
Rachel Osborn, Township Clerk



                                                 
MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES FOR JUNE 19, 2019 -- 7:30 PM
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -- TOPINABEE, MI 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on June 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The  meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:31 PM and was closed at 7:35 PM.

John Brown moved that the Board go into closed session pursuant to MCL: 15.268(a) for the specific purpose of considering personnel issues, including complaints or charges against an employee, at the request of said employee, Patty King.  Supported by Dennis Dombroski, a roll call vote was taken with the ayes being John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory and Rachel Osborn.  No nays.  The motion passed.

The Board went into closed session from 7:38 PM to 9:14 PM.

A motion was made by John Brown that the Board come back into open session, seconded by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

The following motion was made by Dennis Dombroski:  After hearing all the responses to our questions, with respect to all the email evidence presented us, I move that we retain Patty King as director of the library.  The motion was seconded by Rachel Osborn and passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Kathy Flory that a wage be set for Laura LaHaie, the new Assistant Librarian, at $12.00 an hour, to be reviewed after six months.  The motion was seconded by Rachel Osborn.  The motion passed.

Motion was made by John Brown and seconded by Dennis Dombroski to pay the bills for May.  Motion passed.

Kathy Flory moved that the Board adjourn, seconded by John Brown.  Motion was passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:16 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Recording Secretary/Deputy Clerk for
Rachel Osborn, Township Clerk




MULLETT TOWNSHIP  BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR JUNE 4, 2019 - 7:00 PM
EAST MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL - INDIAN RIVER, MICHIGAN 49749

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the East Mullett Township Hall in Indian River, Michigan on June 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown.  Rachel Osborn was absent, but excused.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m. with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegience.

Public Comment was opened at 7:16 p.m. and was closed at 7:24 p.m.

Dennis Dombroski motioned to approve the minutes of the May, 2019 minutes, with a second by John Brown, motion passed.

The Treasurer's Report is as follows:

                          General Fund 101                  $795,446.95
                          Fire Fund 206                          590,778.63     
                          Liquor Fund 212                            182.98 
                          Street Light Fund 219               11,098.49
                          Library Fund 271                      50,985.64
                          Tax Accounts                                     2.01

Presentation by Tim MacArthur, Attorney for Mullett Township, on the revisions made to the Blight Elimination Ordinance.  Tabled until the next meeting pending final revisions.

Having been read by Hobart Kirsch, a motion was made to adopt the Mullett Township Board of Trustees Resolution 2019-#10:  Audit Procedures for Granting or Removal of Real Property Exemptions by Kathy Flory and supported by Dennis Dombroski.  By roll call vote the Ayes were John Brown, Hobart Kirsch, Dennis Dombroski and Kathy Flory.  No Nays.  Absent, Rachel Osborn.  The resolution was adopted.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski to approve the Inter-Township Agreement for Fire Protection with Burt Township with one change in Section 2 -- Cost of the Fore Protection, to include wording that all future agreements base the calculation of the payment on the actual rate assessed based on the current taxable value of Burt Township property.  Seconded by Kathy Flory the motion passed.

The Committee formed to hire an Assistant Librarian for the Topinabee Public Library recommended Laura LaHaie.  Motion was made by John Brown and seconded by Dennis Dombroski to extend an offer of employment to Laura LaHaie.  Motion passed.

Motion was made by Hobart Kirsch and seconded by Dennis Dombroski to table decision on the prints for the parking lot by the restrooms until next meeting.  Motion passed.

Motion was made by Dennis Dombroski and seconded by John Brown to authorize the Firehouse Committee to set up discussion with the Bereanh Bible Church for a land swap.  Motion passed.

Kathy Flory made a motion, seconded by John Brown, that the Township exercise the Waiver of First Right of Refusal for current tax sale properties.  Motion passed.

Motion was made by Hobart Kirsch to submit payment of $8000 to Burt/Mullett Cemetery for operating costs for 2019-2020.  Seconded by Kathy Flory.  Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Recording Secretary/Deputy Clerk






MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR MAY 7, 2019 - 7:00PM
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL-TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett 
Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on May 7, 2019 at
7:00 p.m.  All Board Members were present:  Hobart Kirsch,
Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the recitation of
the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 p.m. and was closed at 7:36 p.m.

Dennis Dombroski motioned to approve the minutes of the April 9, 
2019 meeting with a second by John Brown, motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

                                     General Fund 101                $888,876.34
                                     Fire Fund 206                        590,763.64
                                     Liquor Fund 212                          198.26
                                     Street Light Fund 219             13,097.48
                                     Library Fund 271                    19,694.47
                                     Tax accounts                                    2.01

A motion by Dennis Dombroski to approve the signing of a letter of
support to the "Mullett to Mackinaw" Trail Committee  with a second
by Rachel Osborn, Motion passed.

John Brown motioned to form a committee to interview people interested
in the job of Assistant Librarian for the Topinabee Public Library with a
second by Dennis Dombroski, motion passed.  The Board Members
appointed are Hobart Kirsch and Kathy Flory.

By Consensus, the board agreed to invite Tim MacArthur, Attorney for
Mullett Township to the next regular meeting to discuss the Blight Ordinance
and also the Fire Contract with Burt Township.  Hobart Kirsch will make the
arrangements.

On a motion by Dennis Dombroski with a second by John Brown to finalize
the prints for the parking lot by the restrooms with Wade Trim, also will specify the
large drain as originally discussed when the project was first drawn up.  The
intent is to have a set of prints ready to go out for bid.  Seconded by John Brown
and the motion was carried.

Rachel Osborn motioned to approve the purchase of a swim dock from Michigan
Lake Products in the color of tan for the Boy Scout Park, in the amount of $6,455.75
with a second by John Brown, motion passed.

Kathy Flory motioned to approve the retainer to the MacArthur Law Firm for the
2019-2020 to represent Mullett Township's need for legal services, seconded by
Rachel Osborn,  motion passed.

Motion by John Brown to pay the bills with a second by Dennis Dombroski,
motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk







MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR APRIL 9, 2019 - 7:00PM
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL - INDIAN RIVER, MICHIGAN


 The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the East
Mullett Township Hall in Indian River, Michigan 49749 on
April 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The following Board Members
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Dennis Dombroski
and John Brown. Kathy Flory is excused.

Call to order at 7:00 p.m with the recitation of Pledge of
Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 and closed at 7:02 p.m.

John Brown motioned to approve the minutes of the March 5,
2019 regular meeting and budget hearing with a second by
Dennis Dombroski, motion carried.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

                    General Fund 101             $851,155.82
                    Fire Fund 206                     615,908.06
                    Liquor Fund 212                       212.02
                    Light Fund 219                     13,096.33
                    Library Fund 271                  20,128.14
                    Tax Accounts                          1,041.67

Expenditures Report for 4th quarter Fiscal year 2018-2019
                      before audit

                     General Fund 101                $68,339.27
                     Fire Fund 206                        25,466.64
                     Liquor Fund 212                         387.56
                     Street Light Fund                     3,037.00
                     Library Fund 271                    14,686.43
                     Total                                    $111,916.90 

Topinabee Fire Department reported a total number of incidents
at 38, with 21 medical assists and 11 training sessions.

East Mullett Fire Department reported 8 medical assists with an
assist for power down line and also an unintentional smoke
detector activation.

Catherine Schultz of the "Mullett to Mackinaw" Trail spoke of the
drive to get a Trail Town grant from the Pure Michigan Trail Towns
program.  It would be a way to promote our area including the
Topinabee and Cheboygan area.  This particular trail would run
from the Southern end of Mullett Township to the West of
Mackinaw Township.  Mullett Township will consider a letter of
support for this initiative at the May 7, 2019 regular township
meeting.

Discussion of the need for a new swim dock for Boy Scout Park and
also a ramp to accommodate the boat dock.  Hobie Kirsch will be
contacting our supplier and getting quotes for the May meeting.

John Brown will be looking at the small trail which would go West from
the pavilion as a walking trail with our supplier to get an idea of costs
for this project which will be discussed at the May meeting.

Rachel Osborn will be purchasing several fire rings for Boy Scout and 
also the paint for the East Mullett Town Hall.  Also will be getting
quotes for 75 bullards treated to discuss at the May meeting.

Motion offered by John Brown and seconded by Rachel Osborn to pay
the bills, with one opposing, motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk
    



The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett
Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on March 5, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.  All Board Members were present:  Hobart
Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, John Brown and
Dennis Dombroski.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the
recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were no public comments.

On a motion by John Brown to approve the minutes of
February 5, 2019 meeting minutes with a second by
Dennis Dombroski, Motion carried.

John Brown motioned to approve the minutes of the
February 26, 2019 budget work shop with a second by
Kathy Flory.  Motion carried.

The Treasurer's Report is as follows:

               General Fund 101        $610,193.42
               Fire Fund 206                443,365.40
               Liquor Fund 212                   725.78
               Light Fund 219                 15,095.26
               Library Fund 271               4,473.70 
               Tax Funds                      457,977.70

Motion to pay for the new printer which was needed for the
Election and Board of Review in the amount of $893.19 was
offered by Dennis Dombroski and seconded by Kathy Flory,
motion passed.

A Lot Split was approved with a motion by Dennis Dombroski and
seconded by John Brown for Donald G. Dunham F/K/A Donald G.
Adams, Donald G. Adams, Rodney G. Adams as grantors to
Rodney G. Adams and JoAnne Adams to following described
premises situation in the Township of Mullett, County of Cheboygan
and State of Michigan:  Lot#9, Block 7 as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats,
Page 61. Cheboygan County Record for parcel #130-P15-007-009-00
to correct survey for a small corner of parent lot. No set back or
building, well and etc. are affected. The driveway use has been in
use since the middle 1980's.  Motion passed.

           THE BUDGET HEARING WAS OPENED FOR THE
            FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020  AT 7:04 PM

MULLETT TOWNSHIP GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020  RESOLUTION #2-2019

A Resolution to establish a general appropriations act for Mullett
Township to define the powers and duties of the Mullett Township
Officers in relation to the administration of the budget.  The Mullett
Township Board of Trustees resolves:
1.  The resolution shall be known as the Mullett Township Appropriations
      Act.
2.  The Supervisor shall be the Chief Administration Officer and shall
     perform said duties.
3.  The Clerk shall be the Chief Fiscal Officer and shall perform said
      duties.
4.  For General Law township:  Pursuant to MCLA141.142:MCLA141:143,
     a notice of public hearing was published in the Straitsland Resorter.
     A public hearing on the proposed budget was held on March 5, 2019.

5.  Estimated Township       Fund Balance     Revenues      Expenses 2019-2020
     General Fund 101           $700,000.            $384,400      $666.625.
     Fire Fund 206                  $725,000.            $221,500.    $297,760.
     Liquor Fund 212                 $1,000.                  $750.          $1,300.
     Light Fund 219                  $15,000.             $15,000.        $13,000.
     Library 271                        $17,000.             $46,470.        $61,000.

6.  Mullett Township Board of Trustees adopted the 2019-2020 fiscal year
     budget by cost center.  Township official responsible may make transfers
     among the various cost centers.  The board shall be notified of any
     transfers in various cost centers.

7.  The fiscal officer shall transmit to the Board at the end of each quarter
      a report of the expenses for each one of the five funds to the budger
      101, 206, 212, 219, 271

Motion offer by Kathy Flory
Supported by Hobart Kirsch

Roll call vote:  Ayes: John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch,
                         Kathy Flory, Rachel Osborn
                         Nayes:  none
                         Absent:  none

The Clerk declared the motion carried and the resolution adopted
on March 5, 2019.

Budget Hearing closed on 7:30 p.m.

MULLETT TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION 2019-#3 ASSIGNED ACCOUNTS
                   FOR FUTURE PROJECTS

WHEREAS, Mullett Township must comply with the Government Standards
Board Number 54 set of rules, and

WHEREAS, the accounts maintained by Mullett Township Fiduciary
Financial Officer are used for accounting and payable purposes according
to the chart of accounts mandated by the State of Michigan, and

WHEREAS,  the Government Accounting Standards Board has mandated
number 54 set of rules for maintaining accounts to township to show
unassigned and assigned accounts for planning financial expenditures
for future use with the Township of Mullett, and,

WHEREAS, Mullett Township maintains General Fund 101 to budget
and expend funds for general activities.  The needs of the township to
maintain and expand projects for the future betterment of the community
will be by putting money into assigned accounts.  Those accounts will 
have a special purpose and will be named as such.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the unassigned account will be
101-000-001 which is a checking account and 101-000-002 which is a
savings account.  Both accounts are maintained at the Citizen National
Bank of Cheboygan, Michigan.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED;  the assigned 
accounts maintained by Mullett Township will be as follows:

                   First Community CD                101000002.4
                   (Old School House Renovation)

                   Awakon Federal Credit Union     101000004.5
                   (Mullett Township Hall Renovation)

                   Straits Area Federal Credit Union   101000002.2
                   (Township Parking Lot - Topinabee)

                   Fifth-Third Long Term CD's    101000004.2 & 101000004.3
                   (Topinabee Streetscape)

Motioned by Kathy Flory
Supported by Dennis Dombroski
The Clerk declared the resolution adopted by a roll call vote:

                       Ayes:  John Brown, Hobart Kirsch, Dennis Dombroski,
                                  Kathy Flory and Rachel Osborn
                       Nayes:  none
                       Absent:  none

Adopted March 5, 2019

MULLETT TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION 2019#4
ADDING FUNDS TO ASSIGNED ACCOUNTS
FOR FUTURE PROJECTS

WHEREAS, Mullett Township must comply with the
Government Accounting Standards Board number 54
set of rules: and,

WHEREAS,  the account maintained by Mullett Township
Financial Fiduciary Officer is used for accounting purposes
according to the chart of accounts mandated by the State
of Michigan is a Savings Account 101-000-002 maintained
by Citizens National Bank and is an unassigned account:
and,

WHEREAS,  the Government Accounting Standards Board
has mandated number 54 set of rules for maintaining accounts
to show unassigned and assigned accounts for planning
financial expenditures for future use with the Township of
Mullett: and,

WHEREAS, Mullett Township is looking to do several projects in future
it is in the best interest of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees
to contribute funds to thos projects for a future expenditure
from the General Fund 101-000-002 Savings Account which is
an unassigned account to several assigned accounts already in
existence: and,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: the unassigned account
101-000-002 which is at the Citizens National Bank will transfer
to the following assigned Accounts:  101-000-002.4 and 101-000-002.2
and,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  the amounts
to be transferred from 101-000-002 to 101-000-002.2 will be $50,000.00
and to 101-000-002.4 will be $150,000.00 to take effect by March 31, 2019.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  the amounts
that will receive a deposit will be:
                        101-000-002.2               $50,000.00 Topinabee parking lot
                        101-000-002.4             $150,000.00  Old School House

Motioned by Kathy Flory
Supported by John Brown
The Clerk declared the resolution adopted by a roll call vote:
               Ayes:  John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch
                          Kathy Flory, Rachel Osborn
                Nayes:  none
                Absent:  none

Adopted March 5, 2019

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH TOWNSHIP OFFICERS SALARY
                2019#5 LIQUOR INSPECTOR
                2019#6 TRUSTEES
                2019#7  SUPERVISOR
                2019#8  TREASURER
                2019#9  CLERK

WHEREAS, pursuant to MCLA41.95(3) which provides that in a township
that does not hold an annual meeting for salary for officers composing the
township board shall be determined by the township board: and,

WHEREAS, the board of Mullett Township deems it desirable to adjust
the salary of the following township officers to ensure that those positions
remain equitable and commensurate with the duties of said elective office,

            Liquor Inspector    $100.00 per month
            Trustees                  $10,600 per year ($5,300.00 for each)
            Supervisor              $12,000 per year
            Treasurer                $22,500 per year
            Clerk                      $22,500 per year

The foregoing resolution offered by Board Member Hobart Kirsch
Supported by John Brown

Upon a roll call vote:   Ayes:  John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, 
                                                Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory
                                                Rachel Osborn

The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.

         CERTIFICATION OF CLERK FOR ALL RESOLUTIONS

I, Rachel Osborn Mullett Township Clerk do hereby certify that the
foregoing is a true and original copy of a resolution adopted by the
Mullett Township Board of Trustees at a regular meeting thereof
held on the 5th day of March 2019

Hobart Kirsch motioned to pay the bills with a second by Kathy Flory,
motion passed with one opposed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Respectfully admitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk                 








MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
BUDGET WORKSHOP MINUTES FEBRUARY 26,
2019, AT 7:00 P.M. MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -
TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on
February 26, 2019 to discuss the Fiscal Year Budget
for 2019-2020.  All Board Members were present:
Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, John
Brown and Dennis Dombroski.

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the
Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

All budget items discussed by the Mullett Township
Board of Trustees was the General Fund 101 Revenue
and Expense:  Fire Fund 206 Revenue and Expense:
Liquor Fund 212 Revenue and Expense:  Street Light
Fund 219 Revenue and Expense:  Library 271 Revenue
and Expense which will be offered in a department
budget.

Salary resolutions were considered for the Liquor Inspector,
Trustees, Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer

All resolutions discussed during this workshop will be
considered at the regular meeting of the Mullett Township
Board of Trustees Meeting which will be held at the Mullett
Township Hall on March 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The
appropriations act will be considered in an open public
hearing at this meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk





MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES FOR JANUARY 8, 2019
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL - 7:00PM
TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
Mullett Township Hall on January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
All Board Members were present:  Kirsch, Osborn,
Flory, Brown and Dombroski.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the
recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 p.m. and was
closed at 7:10 p.m.

The minutes of the December 4, 2018 meeting were
approved by a motion from Dennis Dombroski and
seconded by John Brown, Motion passed.

The Treasurer's Report is as follows:

     General Fund 101          $648,613.07
     Fire Fund 206                  457,038.31
     Liquor Fund 212                     133.42
     Light Fund 219                  17,092.75
     Library Fund 271               13,084.92
     Tax Accounts                    708,532.23

The Mullett Township Expense Report for Third
Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018-2019

        General Fund 101               $49,745.62
        Fire Fund 206                       52,984.13
        Liquor Fund 212                        290.67
        Light Fund 219                       2,937.12
        Library Fund 271                    9,727.67
        Total                                  $115,685.21

Topinabee Fire Department presented a report for the
calendar year of 2018 containing all the information
concerning every type of run made for instance:
Accidents - 6%,  Gas Leaks/Power lines - 8%
Nuisance alarms 7%,  Fire 10%.  EMS 69%.  Location
of runs as follows:  Mullett had 115 runs, Burt had
47 runs and Mutual aid had 9 runs.  In addition,  the
fire departments participated in training sessions during
the year (17).

Discussion of a contract between Burt Township and
Mullett Township for fire coverage of the East Half of
Burt Township: MacArthur Law Firm to write a contract
for approval of the Mullett Township Board.  Motion by
John Brown to have MacArthur Law Firm write a contract
to re-negotiate the Fire Contract between Burt and Mullett
Townships for Fire Services by Topinabee Fire Departmentt
with a second by Rachel Osborn, motion passed.

On a motion by Dennis Dombroski to appoint Ron Clymer
as an Alternate Board of Review Member to service until
2021, with a second by Kathy Flory, motion passed.

Question for Tim MacArthur:  Is internet provided and paid
for by the township for township officials that have a home
office legal?  MacArthur Law Firm to write an opinion.

RESOLUTION OF MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD ESTABLISHING
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR LIGHTING PURPOSES

Excerpts of minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of
Mullett Township, County of Cheboygan, Michigan held at the Mullett
Township Hall on the 8th day of January, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    PRESENT:  Kirsch, Osborn, Flory, Dombroski and Brown
    ABSENT:  None

Upon motion of John Brown and supported by Rachel Osborn the
following resolution was adopted by roll call vote:

                           RESOLUTION

     WHEREAS, the Township Board of Mullett Township believes
that it is in the public interest to provide lighting for certain road and
streets located within the Township which will serve certain real
property located on or near said roads and streets which real property
is identified as follows:

     All parcels of real property located on or contiguous to
     M-27 from the Mullett Township boundary line with
     Inverness Township on the north and terminating at
     North Park Trail on the south and all parcels of real
     estate which are within one-half (1/2) mile westerly
     and one-half (1/2) mile easterly of that portion of M-27
     described herein whether or not located on M-27 and,

     WHEREAS, the Mullett Township Board further believes
that it is in the public interest to provide lighting by a special
assessment district to the aforesaid parcels of real property 
located on the identified roads or streets located with the
Township, and

     WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the free holders so
affected and the township that such lighting be paid for by
special assessment to ensure effective collection of funds for
such lighting: and

     WHEREAS, the Township Board of the Township of Mullett
in accordance with Public Act 246 of 1931, has held a public hearing
to hear objections to the lighting district, the creation of a Special
Assessment District for financing same, and the estimate of costs
and the method of assessment for the same: and

     WHEREAS, the notice was given to all property owners
within the proposed special assessment district by regular mail
ad notice was published in a local newspaper of general circulation
on two different occasions: and

     WHEREAS, the Township Board of the Township of Mullett
has duly noted any objections brought forth at the public hearing
on the establishment of the Special Assessment District for lighting.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township
Board of the Township of Mullett, in accordance with Public Act 246
of 1931 does hereby establish a lighting district and hereby creates
a Special Assessment District for the collection of funds for such
lighting.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Special Assessment Distrct
shall be known as the Mullett Township Lighting Special Assessment
District #19-01

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the configuration of the
lights within the Mullett Township Lighting Special Assessment
District #19-01 shall not, in the future, be changed without the
approval of the Township Board of Mullett Township.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Township Board of
Mullett Township hereby determines and directs that the
lighting assessment shall be assessed a millage on the taxable
valuation of the parcels located with the Mullett Township 
Lighting Special Assessment District #19-01.

   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, if the special assessment
roll is confirmed, the Township Board of Mullett Township shall
annually review the costs of lighting in the Special Assessment
District area at its' August regular meeting each year and shall
establish by resolution, the charges for lighting within the
Special Assessment Distract area for the subsequent year:

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the supervisor and assessing
officer of the township shall prepare a special assessment roll in 
the amount of $15,000.00 for 2019 covering all the parcels of
land in the Mullett Township Lighting Special Assessment
District #19-01, according to the relation of the benefit to each
parcel of land to the total benefit to all parcels of land in such
Special Assessment District and shall affix thereto their
Certificates as required by this Resolution.

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said special assessment
roll shall be filed with the township Clerk and shall be available
for public examination during regular working hours of regular
working days from the present date until the public hearing of
the same and shall further be examined at such public hearing:

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the township board shall
meet at 6:45 on February 5, 2019 at the Mullett Township Hall
located at 1491 No. Straits Hwy, Topinabee, Michigan 49791,
within the township, to review such special assessment
roll and to hear any objections thereto:

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the township Clerk shall
cause Notice of such hearing and the filing of such assessment roll
to be published twice in the Straitsland Resorter, a newspaper of
general circulation in the township prior to the date of hearing with 
the first publication being not less than ten (10) days prior to the
hearing and shall further cause Notice of such hearing to be mailed
by First Class Mail to all owners of or persons interested in
property with the Mullett Township Lighting Special Assessment
District #19-01 as shown on the current assessment roll of the
township also at least ten (10) days prior to said hearing, all in
accordance with law and statute provided.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all Resolutions and parts
of Resolutions insofar as they conflict with the provisions of the
within Resolution are hereby rescinded.

     Upon roll vote, the Board voted as follows:
Ayes:  John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Rachel
           Osborn Kathy Flory
Nayes:  None
Absent:  None

The supervisor declared the Motion carried and Resolution
duly adopted.

EXCERPTS OF MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

    Excerpts of minutes of a regular meeting of the Township
of Mullett, County of Cheboygan, State of Michigan, held at
the Mullett Township Hall on the 8th day of January 2019 at
7 o'clock p.m.

           PRESENT:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn,
                               Kathy Flory, John Brown,
                               Dennis Dombroski
              Absent:    None
              Upon motion of Dennis Dombroski and support
              by Kathy Flory, the following Ordinance was
              adopted by roll call vote:

                         TOWNSHIP OF MULLETT
                       COUNTY OF CHEBOYGAN
                            STATE OF MICHIGAN
                            ORDINANCE NO. 19-01
                      ADOPTED:  JANUARY 8, 2019
                   EFFECTIVE:  FEBRUARY 7, 2019

PROHIBITION OF RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA
ESTABLISHMENTS ORDINANCE
An ordinance to provide a title for the ordinance to define
words: to prohibit marihuana establishments within the
boundaries of Mullett Township pursuant to Initiation 
Law 1 of 2018, MCL333.27951 et seq., as may be amended
to provide penalties for violation of this ordinance:  to
provide severability:  to repeal all ordinance or parts
of ordinances in conflict therewith: and to provide an
effective date.

THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLETT, COUNTY OF CHEBOYGAN
                           MICHIGAN ORDAINS:

                                   SECTION I

This ordinance shall be known as and may be cited as the Mullett
Township Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance.

                                  SECTION II

Words used herein shall have the definitions as provided for in
Initiation Law 1 of 2018, MCL333.27951 et seq., as may be
amended

                                SECTION III
                       NO MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

Mullett Township hereby prohibits all marihuana establishments
within the municipal boundaries of Mullett Township pursuant
to Initiation Law 1 of 2018, MCL333.27951 et seq., as may be
amended.

                                 SECTION IV

1.  Any person who disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply with
any provision of this ordinance or who causes also or consents to
any of the same shall be deemed to be responsible for the violation
of this ordinance.  A violation of this ordinance is deemed to be a
nuisance per se.

2. A violation of this ordinance is a municipal civil infraction, for
which the fines shall not be less then $100.00 nor more than $500.00
in the discretion of the court.  The foregoing sanctions shall be in
addition to the rights of the Township to proceed at law or equity
with other appropriate and proper remedies.  Additionally, the
violator shall pay costs which may include all expenses,
direct and indirect, which the township incurs in connection with
the municipal civil infraction.

3. Each day during which any violation continues shall be deemed
a separate offense.

4.  In addition, the Township may seek injunctive relief against
persons alleged to be in violation of this ordinance, and such other
relief as may be provided by law.

5.  This ordinance shall be administered and enforced by the
Ordinance Enforcement Officer of therewith Township or by such
other person (s) as designated by the Township Board from time to
time.

                                     SECTION V
                                 SEVERABILITY

The provision of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.
If any clause, sentence, word, section or provision is hereafter
declared void or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent
jurisdiction, it shall not affect the remainder of such ordinance
which shall continue in full force and effect.

                                  SECTION VI
                                     REPEAL

All ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are
hereby repealed.

                                  SECTION VII
                              EFFECTIVE DATE

This ordinance shall take effect on February 7, 2019

Those voting aye:  John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch
                               Kathy Flory
Those voting nay:  Rachel Osborn
Those absent:         None

The supervisor declared the Ordinance Adopted

John Brown motioned to engage Richard Clements at a cost of
$3,500.00 to render preliminary drawings for the Old School
with possible uses, seconded by Dennis Dombroski, motion
passed.

Hobart Kirsch read a MInews wire concerning fighting blight in
rural Michigan and how Townships can apply for grant
money to clean up areas of blight.

Rachel Osborn read letters from Mary Anne Gale, against
library move, Joyce Stroman and Cindy Lou Poquette both
for a move and also pro growth of the library for better
services to the community.

Motion by Hobart Kirsch to pay the bills, seconded by Joh
Brown, motion passed with one opposed.

Meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.
Respectfully submitted
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk




MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEE
MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 4, 2018
6:45PM - AND PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STREET LIGHT
DISTRICT - MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL -
TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees meeting was
called to order at 6:45 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance
recited by all in attendance at the Mullett Township Hall
in Topinabee, Michigan 49791.  All Board Members
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy 
Flory, John Brown, Dennis Dombroski.

Public Comment for all issues other than the Street
Light District was opened at 6:46 p.m. and was closed
at 6:50 p.m.

Dennis Dombroski motioned to approve the minutes for
the November 13, 2018 meeting with a second by John
Brown, motion carried.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

              General Fund 101                 $633,469.37
              Fire Fund 206                         477,738.89
              Liquor Fund 212                            147.19
              Light Fund 219                         17,091.30
              Library Fund 271                      17,491.51
              Tax Funds                                  25,957.94

Public Hearing regarding the establishment of a Street
Light District was opened at 6:52 p.m.  The following
citizens expressed their opposition to the Street Light
District:

Marvin Redmond, Robert Wilt, David Jacalone, Ervin
Crawford, Judy Crawford, Kayleen Pawloski, Roger
Liebner, Mary D. Liebner, Kevin Paridee, Otto Taylor,
Marie Frick, Tom Frick, Brian Whitman, Anne Whitman,
Laz Surabian, Ed Krueger, Jim Leh, Patty King, Jim
Larson, Minette Lefkiades, Carl Muscott

Close of Public Hearing regarding the Establishment of a
Street Light District was closed at 7:22 p.m.

A discussion of the board resulted in a tabling of the
Resolution to go forward with the Street Light District
by consensus, the Board wants to explore the possibility
of expanding the district to include all persons (parcels)
from the shore of Mullett Lake to the Westerly boundary
of Mullett Township. The general consensus was all should
be responsible to pay for the lights since all use the main
highway - M27 - which has most of the lighting for public
safety.  A new mailing would have to be completed and a
new hearing with those changes if we find that we are
able to expand the district.  Timothy MacArthur and
Clayton McGovern will be consulted to gather information
on the next step in the process?

Hobart Kirsch Motioned to appoint Teresa Remuer as a
permanent member of the Board of Review, with a second
by Dennis Dombroski, motion carried.

Rachel Osborn motioned to appoint Joyce Stroman and
Roger Dombroski to serve on the Board of Review with a
second by Kathy Flory, motion passed.
Alternate member to be determined,

                  MULLETT TOWNSHIP

Board Resolution to Adopt Poverty Exemption income
Guidelines and Asset Test for 2019

WHEREAS, the principal residence of persons who, in the
judgement of the supervisor and board of review by reason
of poverty are unable to contribute to the public charges is
eligible for exemption in whole or part from taxation under
the General Property Tax Act 390 of 1994 MCL2117u and

WHEREAS, the township board is required by Section 7u of
the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 390 of 1994
(MCL211.7u) to adopt guidelines for poverty exemptions:

NOW THERE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, pursuant to
PA 390 of 1994 that Mullett Township, Cheboygan County
adopts the following guidelines for the supervisor and board
of review to implement.

The guidelines shall include but not be limited to the specific
income and asset levels of the claimant and all persons residing
in the household , including any property tax-credit returns,
filed in the current or immediately preceding year.

To be eligible, a person shall do all the following on an
annual basis:

1. Be an owner of and occupy as a principal residence the
property for which an exemption is requested.

2. File a claim with the supervisor or board of review,
accompanied by federal and state income tax return for
all persons residing in the principal residence, including
any property tax credit returns filed in the immediately]
preceding year or in the current year of a signed State Tax
Commission Form 4988.  Poverty Exemption Affavidit.

3.  File claim reporting that the combined assets of all
persons do not exceed the current guidelines.  Assets
include but are not limited to real estate other than the
principal residence, agricultural acreage, personal property
motor vehicles, recreational vehicles and equipment,
certificate of deposit, savings accounts, checking accounts,
stocks, bonds life insurance, retirement funds, etc.
Maximum assets shall not exceed $150,000.00.

4.  Produce a valid drivers license or other forms of 
identification if requested.

5. Produce, if requested a deed, land contract, or other
evidence of ownership of the property for which an 
exemption is requested.

6. Meet the federal poverty income guidelines as defined
and determined annually by the United States Department
of Health and Human Services or alternative guidelines
adopted by the governing bocy, providing the alternative
guidelines do not provide eligibility requirements less than
the federal guidelines.

7.  The application for an exemption shall be filed after
January 1, but one day prior to the last day of the December
Board of Review.  The filing os this claim constitutes an
appearance before the Mullett Township Board of Review for
the purpose of preserving the right of appeal to the 
Michigan Tax Tribunal.

Meeting additional eligibility requirements as determined by 
the township board, including Federal Poverty Guidelines 
Used in the Determination of Poverty Exemption Size of
Family unit:  2019 Poverty Guidelines

1 person                                 $12,140
2 person                                   16,460
3 person                                   20,780
4 person                                   25,100
5 person                                   29,420
6 person                                   33,740
7 person                                   38,060
8 person                                   42,380
additional person $4,320

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the board of review shall follow the
above stated policy and federal guidelines in granting or denying an 
exemption, unless the board of review determines there are substantial
and compelling reasons why there should be a deviation from the
policy and federal guidelines and these are communicated in 
writing to the claim and supported by Board Member

The foregoing resolution offer by Board Member Kathy Flory

Upon roll call vote:  the following vote:

Ayes:  John Brown
           Dennis Dombroski
           Hobart Kirsch
           Kathy Flory
           Rachel Osborn

Nayes;  None

Absentees:  None

The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.

             CERTIFICATE OF THE CLERK

I, Rachel Osborn, the duly elected and acting Clerk of Mullett
Township, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was
adopted by the township board of said township at the regular
meeting of said board held on December 4, 2018, at which a
quorum was present by a roll call vote of said member as
hereinbefore set forth that said resolution was ordered to
take immediate effect.

                                      __________________________
                                      Rachel Osborn
                                       Mullett Township Clerk

MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES RESOLUTION
2018 MEETING SCHEDULE FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2019

WHEREAS, the Mullett Township Board of Trustees wishes to 
set the following meeting schedule for the coming calendar year,
and,

WHEREAS, the public needs to have this information in order to attend
open meetings of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees and learn of
the business of the township board and,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the following schedule will be
published in a paper of general circulation in Mullett Township with the
following dates and times for the Mullett Township Board of Trustees
Meetings at 7:00 p.m.

                        JANUARY 8. 2019                           Topinabee
                        FEBRUARY 5, 2019                        Topinabee
                        MARCH 5, 2019                               Topinabee
                        APRIL 9, 2019                                  East Mullett
                        MAY 7, 2019                                    Topinabee
                        JUNE 4, 2019                                    East Mullett
                        JULY 2, 2019                                    Topinabee
                        AUGUST 6, 2019                             Topinabee
                         SEPTEMBER 3, 2019                     Topinabee
                         OCTOBER 1, 2019                          East Mullett
                         NOVEMBER 5, 2019                      Topinabee
                         DECEMBER 3, 2019                       Topinabee

ALL MEETINGS WILL START AT 7:00 PM IN EACH TOWNSHIP
HALL UNLESS NOTED

Motion offered by Kathy Flory
Seconded by Hobart Kirsch

Roll Call votes:  Ayes: John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch
                                     Kathy Flory, Rachel Osborn

                          Nayes:  None

The supervisor declared the resolution adopted.

Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk

I, Rachel Osborn, Clerk of Mullett Township, Topinabee, Michigan
do hereby certify that above is a true and correct copy of the
resolution.  This resolution was adopted on December 4, 2018 by
the Mullett Township Board of Trustees at a regular meeting

                       ___________________
                       Rachel Osborn
                       Mullett Township Clerk
December 4, 2018

Rich Kaufman of the East Mullett Fire Department reported that
they had met with the representative from ISO who went over the
training, equipment, testing and certifications to see about moving
the East Mullett  Fire Department from a 9 rating to an 8b rating.
He  (ISO) will be meeting the Topinabee Fire Department sometime
in January and then there should be results at that time.

Brian Coffell of the Topinabee Fire Department reported that they
were able to save a house in Mullett Township this past week.

Motion to pay the deputy Clerk, Denise Ackerman an hourly rate
of $12.00 per hour this fiscal year remaining offered by Dennis
Dombroski, and seconded by Kathy Flory, motion carried.

Motion to add Denise Ackerman as Deputy Clerk to all Citizens
National Bank Accounts (except Tax Savings and Tax Checking)
and remove Irene Tryban, Deputy Clerk.  Also, to all other Bank
Accounts held by Mullett Township including 5th3rd, SAFCU,
mBank, lst Community, Awakon and any other new accounts
that may be opened.

The signature cards will consist of Rachel Osborn, Clerk
                                                        Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk
                                                        Kathy Flory, Treasurer
                                                        Judy Jacalone, Deputy Treasurer

Motioned by Kathy Flory
 Seconded by Rachel Osborn

Motion carried.

Hobart Kirsch motioned to pay the bills with a second by John Brown,
motion carried with one opposed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk

                       


                 









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MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES - NOVEMBER 13, 2018
7:00 PM - TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on
November 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  All Board Members
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy
Flory, John Brown and Dennis Dombroski.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the
recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 p.m. and was 
closed at 7:10 p.m.

John Brown motioned to approve the minutes of the
October 2, 2018 meeting with a second by Kathy
Flory, motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

              General Fund 101          $641,925.06
              Fire Fund 206                  523,580.61 
              Liquor Fund 212                     160.96
              Light Fund 219                  19,089.87
              Library Fund 271               21,834.21
              Tax Fund                            25,591.72

Jamie Chevalier of J & E Cottage Care spoke about
the changes needed for his contract for next year. He
suggested an irrigation system might be in order for
the area south of the pavilion.  Also, needed to anchor
the buoys in Boy Scout Park with a better weight 
system in order to keep them standing in an upright
position.  All will be addressed in the Spring of 2019.

On a motion to change the audit year from the even
year to odd year was offered by Kathy Flory and
seconded by Dennis Dombroski, (2019 will be the
next audit), motion passed.

Discussion:  Speed signs at each end of the Topinabee
Village (Breakers to Public Launch at Woodruff)
tabled until the budget process and can be addressed
at that time.

An extensive mark up of the Blight Ordinance was
undertaken by the board.  The revision will be sent
to the attorney along with the questions the board
has regarding the recovery of costs.

John Brown motioned to enter into an agreement with
the Cheboygan County Road Commission to provide
road maintenance on the DNR Public Access from
October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 at a cost of
$624.71, seconded by Hobart Kirsch, motion passed.

Sherry Nelson sent an e-mail asking for a street light
at the intersection of Jewell Road and Patrick Drive.
Since her road is a private drive, the township would
not be able to provide same.

The resolution opposing SB396 was passed which
pertains to the use of public roads by heavy trucks
before the frost laws are lifted in the Spring.  Mullett
Township believes the laws regarding use of the roads
before the frost ban is lifted will be detrimental and
will cause damage and more expense to repair roads
from misuse.

Motion to pay the bills by Hobart Kirsch, seconded by
John Brown, motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk
















MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES - OCTOBER 2, 2018 7:00PM
EAST MULLETT TOWN HALL - INDIAN RIVER,
MICHIGAN 49749

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
East Mullett Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. on October 2, 2018
in Indian River, Michigan 49749.  All Board Members
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy
Flory. John Brown, Dennis Dombroski.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with the
Pledge of Allegiance recited by all in attendance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 and since there
were not public comments, public comment was 
closed forthwith.

John Brown motioned to approve the minutes of the 
September 4, 2018 meeting with a second by Dennis
Dombroski, motion passed.

Treasurer's Report is as follows:

        General Fund 101                 $634,204.19
         Fire Fund 206                        523,391.63
        Liquor Fund 212                            174.73
        Light Fund 219                         19,088.14
        Library Fund 271                      22,161.17
        Tax Funds                                  19,161.11

Mullett Township 2nd quarter expenses for Fiscal year
2018-2019

       General Fund 101                 $77,718.82
        Fire Fund 206                        15,379.94
        Liquor Fund 212                         290.67
        Light Fund 219                        3,033.08
        Library Fund 271                   10,159.48

Chief Parrott reported for the East Mullett Fire Department a
total of 5 fire calls, 2 mutual aid assists and two medical runs.
There were five training sessions involving the new truck and
the equipment.

Chief English reported for the Topinabee Fire Department a
total number of incidents at 66.  There were three building
fires, 3 power lines down, 2 grass fires, extrication of victims
from vehicle (using new jaws equipment), a controlled burn,
45 medical assists.

There was a discussion of the Street Light District and the fact
the Street Light Fund will run out of money in the fiscal year
2019-2020.  A letter from the township attorney, Mr. Timothy
MacArthur laid out the way to get the millage on the L-4029
for the winter taxes of 2019-2020.  The following resolution was
adopted to start the process of updating the paperwork to get the
definition of the street light district in place to accomplish a new
street light district.

RESOLUTION OF MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO BEGIN SPECIAL ASSESSMENT
DISTRICT FOR LIGHTING PURPOSES

Excerpts of the minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees
of Mullett Township, County of Cheboygan, Michigan, held at the
East Mullett Town Hall on the 2nd day of October, 2018, at 7:00
o'clock p.m.
                    PRESENT:  Kirsch, Osborn, Flory, Brown,
                                        Dombroski
                    ABSENT:   None

                    Upon a motion by John Brown and supported by
                    Kathy Flory, the following resolution was adopted
                    by roll call vote:

                          RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Township Board of Mullett Township believes
that it is in the public interest to provide lighting for certain
roads and streets located within the Township and to serve 
certain real property located on said roads and streets in said
Township which are identified as follows:

   All parcels of real property located on or contiguous to
   M-27 from the Mullett Township boundary line with
   Inverness Township on the north and termination at
   North Park Trail on the south and all parcels or real
   estate which are within one-half (l/2) mile westerly and
   one-half (l/2) mile easterly of that portion of M-27
   described herein whether or not located on M-27; and

WHEREAS, the Mullett Township Board further believes that 
it is in the public welfare, safety and interest to provide lighting
by a special assessment district to the aforesaid parcels of real
property located on the identified roads or streets located within
the Township; and

WHEREAS, there is currently a special assessment district
established by the Township to provide collection of funds
for a lighting district in that area, but said district shall be
disbanded by further resolution of the Township Board; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the free holders so
affected and the Township that such lighting continue to be
paid by special assessment to ensure effective collection of funds
for such lighting;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the Township Board of the Township of Mullett, in accordance
with Public Act 246 of 1931, does hereby agree to hold a public
hearing to hear objections to the lighting district, the creation of a
Special Assessment District for the same, and the estimate costs
and assessments to be held in accordance with Public Act 246 of
1931 on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Township Clerk are hereby
directed to provide appropriate notice in accordance with said Act,
to all affected property owners;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the first hearing to be conducted
with regard to the establishment of a special assessment district for 
the proposed lighting district shall be in accordance with the Open
Meetings Act, and all other applicable Michigan Statues.

UPON A ROLL CALL VOTE,  the Board voted as follows:

AYES:  John Brown
             Dennis Dombroski
             Hobart Kirsch
             Kathy Flory
             Rachel Osborn

NAYES:  None

ABSTENTIONS:  None

ABSENT:  None

The Supervisor declared the motion carried, and Resolution duly
adopted.

          CERTIFICATE OF CLERK

The undersigned, RACHEL OSBORN, being duly elected Clerk for
the Township of Mullett and the keeper of the records of said
township, and having been in attendance at the regular meeting
of October 2, 2018, at which meeting five (5) Board Members were
present, which meeting was held pursuant to the Open Meetings Act
and after appropriate notice had been given, hereby certifies that the
above is a true and accurate copy of the Resolution adopted by the
board of said township at said meeting

Dated:  October 2, 2018

                                         ________________________
                                         RACHEL OSBORN
                                         Mullett Township Clerk

There were three letters read from constituents regarding the blight
ordinance and the library, which will be added to the record.

John Brown mentioned the Oak Hill Cemetery will be starting to 
look for bids for the maintenance work that will need to be done
in the cemetery.

Dennis Dombroski reported the Burt Trail will be started sometime
in the Spring of 2019 again.

Hobart Kirsch had spoke to the DNR personnel regarding the addition
of a trail to Boy Scout Park which could be looked at also in the 
Spring of 2019

Hobart Kirsch motioned to pay the bills, with a second by John Brown,
motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org










MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES - SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
7:00PM - TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
Mullett Township Hall on September 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
in Topinabee, Michigan 49791.  All Board Members
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy
Flory, John Brown and Dennis Dombroski.

Public Comment was opened at 7:00 p.m.  Many comments
about blight ordinance.

Public Comment was closed at 7:05 p.m.

John Brown motioned to approve the minutes of the
August 14, 2018 meeting with a second by Dennis Dombroski,
motion passed.

The Treasurer's Report is as follows:

           General Fund 101          $654,624.87
           Fire Fund 206                  507,861.99
           Liquor Fund 212                    188.50
           Light Fund 219                 19,086.68
           Library 271                       26,439.30
           Tax Fund Accounts          337,570.44

On a motion by Kathy Flory to transfer funds in the budget
#101242801 in the amount of $1,500.00 to the account
number 101528931 (clean up day) in order to pay Pac
Sanitation for their participation in the Clean-up Days in
August of 2018, with a second by John Brown, motion
passed.

The Sutherland steps will be repaired soon since the board
had supplied the money in the budget to do the same.

An on going discussion about blight and the process needed
to througly address how to go forward with an ordinance
to meet the needs of Mullett Township.

Discussion of the Street Light District and the need to bring
the paperwork up to date for Equalization.  Tim MacArthur
will be sending a letter to the Board regarding the process
for doing same.

John Brown offered to post the minutes of the Mullett Township
Board of Trustees on the bulletin board at East Mullett Hall.

On a motion by John Brown to allow Rachel Osborn to hire
an election worker to help with the FOIA which was recently
received should the need arise, seconded by Hobart Kirsch.
Motion passed.

Huron Pines phones with a report that Japanese Knotweed was
spotted on the Northside of Woodruff on the Chamerlain
Property.  They will notify the owner and let us know of
progress and also will be checking again next year in Mullett
Township for futher growth.

Letters:  Judy Jacalone presented 164 signatures for the blight
ordinance and also presented pictures of a property she
once owned which was next door to a blighted property and
 was preventing the sale of her property, point being that
blight does affect property values.
A thank you letter from State Senator Wayne Schmidt
opposing HB 6049 and SB 1025.
Also a letter from Joshua Howe regarding the growth over
the sidewalks going down to Noka.  Their family and many
others walk and would like to see the township clean that
area so it is more walkable.

John Brown motioned to put the old fire truck at East 
Mullett Fire Department up for bid.  John Parrott will
be giving the board a description and the ad will be
placed in both local papers as well as a Traverse City
paper, seconded by Dennis Dombroski, motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski talked about Burt Trail which is in the
second phase of construction which will possibly be started
next Spring.

John Brown would like to see the double fire ring installed
at the Boy Scout Park.

The rain garden on the East Side of the Pavilion Parking Lot
should be completed this Fall.

Motion by Hobart Kirsch and seconded by John Brown to pay
the bills with one opposing vote.  Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk




MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES - AUGUST 14, 2018 - 7:00PM
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL - TOPINABEE,
                       MICHIGAN

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on
August 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  All Board Members
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn,
Kathy Flory, John Brown and Dennis Dombroski.

The meeting was called to order with the Pledge of
Allegiance being recited by all in attendance.

Public Comment was opened at 7:01 with comments
regarding the recycling agreement with Cheboygan
County: blight ordinance and library.  All written
comments will be maintained in the record.

Public Comment was closed at 7:20 p.m.

A motion offered by John Brown and supported by
Kathy Flory to approve the minutes of the July 10,
2018 meeting was passed.

The Treasurer's Report is as follows:

        General Fund 101                  $682,311.83
        Fire Fund 206                          507,889.76
        Liquor Fund 212                             202.26
        Light Fund 219                          19,085.06
        Library Fund 271                       30,239.36
        Tax Funds                                 179,356.75

Dennis Dombroski motioned to sign  the five year
agreement with Cheboygan County for Mullett Township's
participation in the Recycling Program for the years
2018-2022.  Kathy Flory seconded and the motion was
passed.

On a discussion of the Public Launch at Woodruff:  Hobart
Kirsch will be asking the Cheboygan County Road 
Commission how they might propose to fix the power
loading problem which is occurring and causing an
accumulation of sand on top of the new ramp used
for launching.

The Board spent time marking up the old "Blight
Ordinance" with a discussion of how to best go forward
with funding, process and implementation.

A Resolution to oppose House Bill 6049 and Senate Bill
1025 which will change how assessing is done at the local
level was passed with a roll call vote:  Ayes:  John Brown,
Dennis Dombroski, Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory and
Rachel Osborn,  Nayes:  None    Absent:  None

John Brown motioned the following people to serve on the
"Old School House" Committee:  Rachel Osborn, Chair:
Patty King, Joyce Stroman, Karen Magee, Cindy Poquette
and Linda Miller with a second by Kathy Flory, motion
passed.

Letters from Penny Kent, Bob Scillion and Peggy Rappleye
were read into the record.

Rachel Osborn motioned to amend the budget for 2018-2019
as follows:  Add on the revenue side the account number
206336698 known as Loan Proceeds in the amount of
$160,000.00.  Add on the expense side the account number
of 206901970 know as Capital Outlay in the amount of
$360,000.00, seconded by Kathy Flory, motion passed.

Hobart Kirsch motioned to the bills with a second by John
Brown, one opposed, motioned passed.

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES - JULY 10, 2018 - 7:00PM
MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL - TOPINABEE, 
                   MICHIGAN

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the
Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan on
July 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  All Board Members 
were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn,
Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with
the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The public comment was called for at 7:05 p.m.
with the following concerns being voiced:  Blight
(5 spoke), recycling ( 2 spoke) and 42 signatures
were presented to the board to continue the program
with the Cheboygan County, Library parking problem
(1 spoke and three letters) boat dock at Boy Scout
Park, Giaque Beach Association offered a letter of
support for the efforts of the Topinabee Development
Association for the Streetscape Project,  East Mullett
Lake Property Owners Association offered up to
$1,000.00 towards a new boat dock for Boy Scout
Park

Public Comment was closed at 7:25 p.m.

John Brown offered a motion to approve the minutes
of the June 5, 2018 meeting with a second by Dennis
Dombroski, motion passed.

The Treasurer's report is as follows:

                    General Fund 101              $708,242.44
                    Fire Fund 206                      489,335.00
                    Liquor Fund 212                         815.98
                    Light Fund 219                      19,083.39
                    Library Fund 271                   23,681.45
                    Tax Account                                    2.00

Mullett Township First Quarter Fiscal Year Expenses
                  2018-2019 are as follows:

                    General Fund 101              $54,969.74
                    Fire Fund 206                      60,569.98
                    Liquor Fund 212                       290.67
                    Light Fund 219                      2,980.97
                    Library Fund 271                 15,557.69
                    TOTAL                             $134,369.05

Topinabee Fire Department report by Brian Coffell
reported 38 runs which consisted mostly of medical
assist, responded to down electric line on M27,
also participated in training exercises.

East Mullett Fire Department report by John Parrott
reported 1 run and nine medical assists.

Motion by John Brown to hire a small brine truck to do
Birchwood Dr, So Extension from Numbers to Ranch
Road, not to exceed $1,000.00 seconded by Kathy
Flory, motion passed.

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to decline the purchase
of the property at 5115 Pruyn St. in Topinabee, thus
waiving the first right of refusal to Cheboygan for Tax
Foreclosed parcels, seconded by John Brown, motion
passed.

John Brown made a motion to appoint Rachel Osborn as
a committee chair to get committee members who make
a recommendation to the board as to the use of the Old
School House on Lea Street and also a recommendation
as to the use of the Topinabee Depot.  Kathy Flory
seconded the motion and the motion was passed.

By consensus, the re-cycle agreement with Cheboygan
County was tabled.

Dennis Dombroski motioned to re-schedule the payments
for the fire truck since the total price came in lower then
expected:  township would pay $40,802 for three years
with a lower payment at the fourth year (one payment has
already been paid in the amount of $40,802.00).  Kathy Flory
seconded and the motion was passed.

A copy of the blight ordinance which the board worked on
several years ago was passed our for review to the board
members with the intent of addressing and marking up
what needs to be changed if any are required and taking
another look at whether the board would like to proceed?

Rachel Osborn presented a report covering a meeting with
Huron Pines regarding Japanese Knotweed an invasive
species which could harm Mullett Lake.  Huron Pines 
will get back to the township with a report on how to
proceed to keep this plant in check.

Dennis Dombroski motioned to pay all the bills except
internet for the board members, motion died for lack of
support.

John Brown motioned to pay all the bills with a second
by Rachel Osborn, motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk