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MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING FOR AUGUST 9, 2021

 6:30 PM AT MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL

 

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, MI  49791 at 6:30 PM on August 9, 2021.

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Judge Aaron Gauthier, Cheboygan County Circuit Judge.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren.

Judge Gauthier made his annual presentation on his goals for the Circuit Court which this year focused on increasing efficiency and communication.  Some of his initiatives included online ZOOM court, a UTube channel with over 1600 subscribers, and an “Ask the Judge” channel.

Public Comment was opened at 6:50 PM and closed at 6:55 PM.  Two people spoke regarding wanting to be able to reserve the Park pavilions.

Trustee Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the agenda be approved.  The motion July 12, 2021 be approved.  The motion passed.

Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Brett Lindgren, that the minutes of the July 12, 2021 meeting be approved.  The motion passed.

Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Mike Goerke, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

REPORTS:

The Treasurer’s Report for July 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                             $840,300.36

Fire Fund 206                                    $625,051.18

Liquor Fund 212                                $1,054.27

Street Light Fund 219                      $22,601.69

Library Fund 271                              $82,587.80

Tax Accounts                                     $275,408.49

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:       $1,847,090.55                    

The Clerk’s Expenditure Report for July 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                             $38,268.87

Fire Fund 206                                    $8,791.36

Liquor Fund 212                                $118.42

Street Light Fund 219                      $955.70

Library Fund 271                              $4,763.00

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:           $52,987.35

 

The Treasurer reported to the Clerk that all accounts were balanced for the month of July.

 

Clerk Denise Ackerman, with support from Treasurer Brenda Bowes, made a motion that Joyce Stroman, newly appointed Deputy Clerk, be added as signatory to the appropriate accounts by the Treasurer. The motion passed.

 

Mike Goerke reported for Oakhill Cemetery and Burt Lake Trail Committee.

 

James Hilyard reported on the new Mullett Township website.  Development begins August 11, 2021 and should be completed by the end of September.

 

Topinabee Fire Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report, reporting 13 runs (11 EMS and 3 Fire) for July. The annual Chicken BBQ will be Sunday, August 15th.     

 

East Mullett Fire Chief John Parrott reported 3 runs (2 EMS and 1 Fire) for the East Mullett Fire Department in July.

 

Clerk Denise Ackerman reported that the newly formed Library Committee met for the first time August 4, 2021, to discuss the renovation of the Depot and the future of the library and has decided to move the library in a new direction.  They have recommended unanimously that the Board appoint Judy Jacalone as the Library Director to implement their new vision.  The current library staff will remain at their current hourly rate as assistant librarians.  Denise Ackerman made a motion, with support by Brett Lindgren, that the Board appoint Judy Jacalone as the new Library Director effective immediately at the rate of $15.00 per hour. The motion passed.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

·         The permit for Woodruff Launch repairs is still in the hands of EGLE.  Both Wade Trim and Supervisor Surabian have reached out to EGLE to try to speed up the process. Cheboygan County Road Commission needs a $50 check for their permits.

·         Trustee Mike Goerke reported that the Fire Contract with Burt Township had been changed without consultation from Mullett Township so the committee will have to meet again to work out the details.  Attorney Tim MacArthur answered questions as to how and why the changes were made.

 

CURRENT BUSINESS

·         Supervisor Laz Surabian reported that a county-wide Blight Ordinance has been agreed to by the Cheboygan MTA and passed on to County personnel for the next step in the process.

·         A Performance Resolution for Municipalities required by Michigan Department of Transportation was offered by Clerk Denise Ackerman, with support by Brett Lindgren.  Upon a roll call vote, it was adopted.  Yeas:  Laz Surabian, Denise Ackerman, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, and Brett Lindgren.  There were no nays. 

·         Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Denise Ackerman, that a bid from North Star Landscaping in the amount of $9,436 be accepted for landscaping at the Topinabee Parking lot and Depot.  The motion passed.

 

Call to the Public was offered at 7:50 PM and closed at 7:55 PM with three commentors.

 

Motion to adjourn was offered by Mike Goerke, with support from Brett Lindgren, at 8:06 PM.  The motion passed.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Denise Ackerman

Mullett Township Clerk

www.mullettgov-clerk.org



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING FOR JULY 12, 2021

 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM AT MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, MI  49791 at 6:30 PM on July 12, 2021.

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee Brett Lindgren.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren.

Public Comment was opened at 6:33 PM and closed at 6:38 PM.  Two people spoke regarding the Burt Township Fire Contract.

Trustee Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Trustee Mike Goerke, that the agenda be approved.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Mike Goerke, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on June 14, 2021 be approved.  The motion passed.

Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Brett Lindgren, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

REPORTS:

The Treasurer’s Report for June 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                                              $864,446.19
Fire Fund 206                                                     $628,632.17
Liquor Fund 212                                                 $1,172.69
Street Light Fund 219                                      $22,609.79
Library Fund 271                                               $8/4,693.24
Tax Accounts                                                       $2.76
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:                          $1,601,556.84                           

 

The Clerk’s Expenditure Report for June 2021 is summarized as follows:

 

General Fund 101                                              $34,130.09

Fire Fund 206                                                     $26,990.78

Liquor Fund 212                                                 $118.42

Street Light Fund 219                                      $957.53

Library Fund 271                                               $4,486.20

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:                              $66,683.02

 The Treasurer reported to the Clerk that all accounts were balanced for the month of June.

 Clerk Denise Ackerman, with support from Treasurer Brenda Bowes, made a motion that the Board increase the Deputies’ hourly pay from $12 an hour to $15 to reflect the knowledge, skill, and flexibility of hours that are required for the job.  The motion passed.

 Brett Lindgren reported no meeting for the Burt-Mullett Cemetery Committee.  Mike Goerke reported for Oakhill Cemetery.  Report attached.

 Brett Lindgren’s report for the Burt Lake Trail Committee is attached.

 Treasurer Brenda Bowes reported for the Maintenance Department:

·         The painting of the Depot is underway.
·         Courts at Schoolhouse Park have been power washed and will be re-striped for both tennis and pickleball this                month
·         Cleanup day was held July 6th where weeding was done at Topinabee Park and a subsequent day will be held                  July   22nd

·          James Hilyard reported that the Technology Committee was recommending Shumaker Technology Group (STG) to design our new website.  Mike Goerke made a motion, with support by Brenda Bowes, that we accept their proposal for an amount not to exceed $5000 for the design the new website.  The motion passed.

 Mike Goerke reported for the Technology Committee that wiring in the Township Hall and Library are both in progress.

 Denise Ackerman reported for the library that Director Patty King has ordered new printers through a grant program.

 Topinabee Fire Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report, reporting 13 runs (8 EMS and 5 Fire) for June with average dispatch to enroute time of 3:62 minutes and average response time of 5:06 minutes. The annual Chicken BBQ will be Sunday, August 15.  He also reported that in recent hose testing it was discovered that 600 feet of 4” hose needed replacing at an approximate cost of $6000.  Laz Surabian, with support from Brenda Bowes, made a motion that the Board approved an expenditure of $6000 for 600 feet of 4” hose for the Topinabee Fire Department.    

 East Mullett Fire Chief John Parrott reported 4 runs (3 EMS and 1 Fire) for the East Mullett Fire Department in June with average dispatch to enroute time of 1.5 minutes and average response time of :53 minutes.   Two of the calls were canceled enroute.

 OLD BUSINESS:

·         Wade Trim has reported that the engineering cost for the Topinabee Parking Lot improvements may exceed their original estimate.  A motion was made by Brett Lindgren, with support by Mike Goerke, that the Board approve an amount not to exceed $5000 to cover those overages.  The motion passed.

·         Our permit for Woodruff Launch repairs is still in the hands of EGLE.  Both Wade Trim and Supervisor Surabian have reached out to EGLE to try to speed up the process.

·         Trustees Mike Goerke and Brett Lindgren reported the following proposal agreed to in principle at the joint negotiations with Burt Township in regards to our Fire Protection Agreement with Burt Township:

o    $50,000 in 2021-2022

o    $68,000 in 2022-2023

o    1 mill based on Taxable value of the covered sections in 2023-24

o    The contract will be for 10 years

·         Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Denise Ackerman, that a contract be drawn up by our joint attorney, Tim MacArthur, reflecting the agreed upon proposal by July 26th for review at our Town Hall Meeting.  The motion passed.

 CURRENT BUSINESS

·         Paul and Jane Huff requested a property line adjustment of 99 feet x 6.64 feet to grant Earhart Trustees an access easement.  A motion was made by Laz Surabian, with support by Brenda Bowes, to transfer approximately 99 feet by 6.64 feet, along with the lakeshore maintenance access easement presented in the letter received from Stephen Lindsay dated June 8, 2021, and supported by the Certificate on Survey dated July 3, 2019.  The motion passed.

·         A motion was made by Brenda Bowes, with support by Mike Goerke, to waiver our right of first refusal to acquire a property foreclosed upon in March 2021 in Mullett Township.  The motion passed.

·         In respect of the road abandonment of Woodruff, our attorney recommended that we get it inspected.

·         Dust control was June 30th.  A few roads were missed and Supervisor Surabian will follow up on those.

·         The County-wide Blight Agreement has been revised.  Board members were asked to review by July 20th.

 Call to the Public was offered at 8:30 PM and closed at 8:50 PM with six commenters.

 Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Brenda Bowes, at 8:52 PM.  The motion passed.

 Respectfully Submitted,
 Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk

MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING FOR JUNE 14, 2021
  AT 6:30 PM AT MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL
 

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, MI  49791 at 6:30 PM on June 14, 2021.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Cheboygan County Commissioner Ron Williams.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren.

Public Comment was opened at 6:34 PM and closed at 6:45 PM.  Five people spoke on a variety of issues.

Trustee Mike Goerke made a motion, with support by Trustee Brett Lindgren, that the agenda be approved with two additional items.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, with support by Mike Goerke, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on May 10, 2021, be approved.  The motion passed.  A motion was made by Brett Lindgren, with support by Brenda Bowes, that the minutes for the May 17, 2021 Special Meeting be approved.  The motion passed.

Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Mike Goerke, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

REPORTS:

The Treasurer’s Report for May 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                                              $895,116.03
Fire Fund 206                                                     $655,466.86
Liquor Fund 212                                                 $1,291.11
Street Light Fund 219                                        $23,565.23
Library Fund 271                                               $88,130.34
Tax Accounts                                                       $2.76
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:                              $1,663,572.33                           

The Clerk’s Expenditure Report for May 2021 is summarized as follows:

 

General Fund 101                                              $77,150.06

Fire Fund 206                                                     $3,398.65

Liquor Fund 212                                                 $118.42

Street Light Fund 219                                        $977.99

Library Fund 271                                               $3,81.19

TOTAL EXPENDITURES:                              $84,826.31

 The Treasurer reported to the Clerk that all accounts were balanced for the month of May.

 The Clerk reported that she is in the process of collecting direct deposit information for all employees for our migration to BS&A.

Mike Goerke reported no meeting for the Oak Cemetery Committee.  Brett Lindgren reported nothing of significance from the Burt-Mullett Cemetery Committee.

 Trustee  Brett Lindgren updated for the Burt Trail Committee informing us of shoulder work that will be done in August 2021.  If we expand the shoulder at this time the cost would be $106,000.  If we wait until next year that cost will be $200,000 as long as asphalt costs remain stable.

 Treasurer Brenda Bowes reported for the Maintenance Department:

  • ·         Playground equipment has been inspected and repaired as needed for the upcoming season
  • ·         Courts will be power washed and re-striped for both tennis and pickleball
  • ·         Both the Hall and Chamberlain Park have been refreshed with new mulch

 Mike Goerke reported on behalf of the Technology Committee that:

·         The design of our new Township website had been narrowed to three vendors.  Brett Lindgren, with support by Brenda Bowes, made a motion that the Board approve an amount not to exceed $5000, as the Committee fine tunes our requirements for the website, with final approval by July, 2021 meeting for the Board.  The motion passed.

·         Recommendations for printers for the library will be finalized by June 30th for Library Director Patty King to forward for approval to her grant provider.

·         Wiring for the Hall network will be completed by June 30th to facilitate rental of the Town Hall by July 6th.

 Clerk Denise Ackerman presented the Board with an estimate for 4 custom-made screen doors for our historic Depot from Creative Cabinetry.  The Board requested two more estimates.  Supervisor Surabian will reach out to Matowski Lumber and Wolverine Cabinets.

 Topinabee Fire Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report, reporting 8 runs (3 EMS and 5 Fire) for May with average dispatch to enroute time of 4.25 minutes and average response time of 7:19 minutes. 

 East Mullett Fire Chief John Parrott reported 3 runs (2 EMS and 1 Fire) for the East Mullett Fire Department in May with average dispatch to enroute time of 1.33 minutes and average response time of 1:51 minutes.

 OLD BUSINESS:

·         Adam Gandolfi, our risk manager, answered questions regarding our insurance coverage.

·         PIE&G requested a franchise agreement with Mullett Township to a right of way to distribute electricity and broadband communication services.  The Board approved Ordinance No. 2021-01 with a motion from Brett Lindgren, supported by Brenda Bowes.  The ordinance was adopted by roll call vote:  voting AYE:  Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Brett Lindgren, Mike Goerke, and Denise Ackerman.  Voting NAY: none

·         Topinabee Parking Lot improvements are set to be completed by July 4, 2021.

·         Our permit for Woodruff Launch repairs is in the hands of EGLE and Wade Trim.

·         BS&A go live is scheduled for August 23, 2021 with training scheduled for the Treasurer, Clerk, Deputy Treasurer and Supervisor.

·         Contracts for our sub-contractors are all in except for one.

NEW BUSINESS:

·         Road Abandonment for Woodruff Road End Abandonment has been tabled until July meeting.

·         Mullett Township Annual Guideline Resolution for Poverty Exemption, Resolution 2021-02 had to be revised at the request of Assessor Clayton McGovern for language refinement.  The foregoing resolution was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support by Brenda Bowes.  The resolution was adopted by roll call vote:  AYE:  Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Brett Lindgren, Mike Goerke, and Denise Ackerman.  NAY:  none.  The township clerk declared the resolution adopted on 6/14/2021.

·         Dust control will be June 30, 2021.

·         A motion was offered by Brenda Bowes, with support by Mike Goerke, that the Board resume rental of the Township Halls after July 5, 2021.  The motion passed.

·         Clerk Denise Ackerman made a motion that the Board establish a Park and Recreation Committee to revamp our Parks and Recreation Plan by September 2021, to be chaired by Treasurer Brenda Bowes.  Seconded by Trustee Mike Goerke, who offered to assist, the motion passed.  Constituents Judy Jacalone and Don Warren offered to sit on the committee.

·         Supervisor Laz Surabian will investigate a special assessment for Hiawatha Beach Road’s paving.

·         Supervisor Laz Surabian reported that a County-wide Blight Agreement to be enforced by the Cheboygan County Sheriff is being studied and proposed by Cheboygan County Township Supervisors.

·         Burt Township presented a written proposal to the Board for Fire Protection which was respectfully declined by the Board. A motion was made Mike Goerke, with support by Brenda Bowes, that a letter be sent to the Burt Township Board proposing that an in-person negotiation with Trustees Lindgren and Goerke representing Mullett Township and Trustees Hudulik and Parker representing Burt Township be held before June 28, 2021.  The motion passed.

 Call to the Public was offered at 9:48 PM and closed at 9:59 PM with three comments.

 Motion to adjourn was offered by Mike Goerke, with support from Brenda Bowes, at 10:01 PM.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk

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MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 SPECIAL MEETING FOR MAY 17, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 12:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom under Cheboygan County’s Emergency Order allowing virtual meetings.

The meeting was called to order at 12:03 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, and Treasurer Brenda Bowes, attending from Mullett Township. Trustee Mike Goerke and Trustee Brett Lindgren were attending from their places of employment.

Public Comment was opened at 12:04 PM and closed at 12:04 PM.  There was no public comment.

Brenda Bowes made a motion to approve the Agenda, with support by Brett Lindgren.  The motion passed.

The purpose of the special meeting was to award an engineering bid for the repair of Woodruff Boat Launch.  The Board considered two bids:  one from Wade Trim in the amount of $850 and one from Huron Engineering for $1000.

 The scope of the bids was to complete a permit application to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to remove sediment from the existing boat ramp and channel, if needed, to maintain a depth of 4.4 feet in the channel.

A motion was made by Denise Ackerman that the Board accept the bid from Wade Trim for $850 and inquire about expanding the scope to include the installation of a dry hydrant and the acquisition of a permanent maintenance permit.  With support from Brett Lindgren, the motion passed.

 There were no Public Information comments and no Board Comments.

A motion to adjourn was made by Brett Lindgren at 12:35 PM.  Supported by Brenda Bowes, the motion passed.


Respectfully Submitted,
 
Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org


MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING FOR MAY 10, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Cheboygan County Emergency Order.

The meeting was called to order at 6:33 PM with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by County Commissioner Ron Williams.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County.

Public Comment was opened at 6:36 PM and closed at 6:37 PM.  There were no public comments.

A motion was made by Trustee Brett Lindgren, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on April 12, 2021 be approved.  The motion passed.

Treasurer Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Trustee Mike Goerke, that the Agenda be approved.  The motion passed.

Denise Ackerman made a motion, with support by Brenda Bowes, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

REPORTS:

The Treasurer’s Report for April 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                                              $945,174.76
Fire Fund 206                                                     $658,717.01
Liquor Fund 212                                                 $1,409.43
Street Light Fund 219                                      $24,541.37
Library Fund 271                                               $91,028.13
Tax Accounts                                                       $5,364.63
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:                          $1,726,235.33                           

The Clerk’s Expenditure Report for April 2021 is summarized as follows:

 General Fund 101                                              $32,291.52
Fire Fund 206                                                     $2,267.40
Liquor Fund 212                                                 $118.42
Street Light Fund 219                                      $1,007.97
Library Fund 271                                               $3,107.65
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:                              $38,792.96

 Trustee  Brett Lindgren reported for the Burt Trail Committee informing us of shoulder work that will be done in 2021 that could affect the Burt Trail and its future costs.

 Treasurer Brenda Bowes reported for the Maintenance Department:

  • ·     The Pauley Road Storage Unit will be cleared out and any salvageable items will stored at the Old Schoolhouse.
  • ·     Brett Lindgren made a motion, supported by Mike Goerke, that the Board approve having Stanley Steamer of NW Michigan strip and wax the VCT floors in the Townhall and foyer at a cost of $2175.  The motion passed.
  • ·         A motion was made by Brett Lindgren, with support by Brenda Bowes, to approve the purchase of flushes for the Park Restrooms.

 Clerk Denise Ackerman reported that the Board had gratefully accepted a donation of $250 from the family of John Tiesworth for the dedication of a park bench at the Depot in memory of their brother.  They will install a plaque on the bench of their choice in his memory.

 James Hilyard reported on behalf of the Technology Committee that the RFP for the design of our new Township website had been sent to six vendors with experience in municipal website development.

 Topinabee Fire Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report, reporting 12 runs for April with average dispatch to enroute time of 3:42 minutes and average response time of 6:16 minutes. 

 East Mullett Fire Chief John Parrott reported 8 runs for the East Mullett Fire Department in April, all medical runs.

 OLD BUSINESS:

·         Supervisor Surabian reported that he had responded to Burt Township’s request for more information.  Tabled until June 14, 2021, awaiting their response.
·         Supervisor Surabian has asked for several estimates and recommendations from engineers on how to address the problems at Woodruff Launch.  Tabled until June 14, 2021, waiting for their reports.
·         Clerk Denise Ackerman reported to the Board that our installation of BS&A software, along with their hardware requirements, is progressing on schedule, with a go-live target of end of August.
·         Supervisor Surabian is continuing discussion with ADT to streamline our security costs.
·         We have pushed back the timeline for painting the Depot until after the Parking Lot Improvements are completed (target date is June 25) to avoid any dust or dirt that might hamper the painting.
·         Our fire insurance coverage is renewed in early June and the Supervisor is in consultation with the Fire Chiefs regarding increasing our coverage to include new vehicle replacement.
·         Mike Goerke made a motion, with support by Brett Lindgren, that the Board continue the hazard pay of $100 per election inspector for working the May 4, 2021 Special Election under current pandemic conditions.  The motion passed.

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • ·         Clerk Denise Ackerman presented new three-year contracts for Corbin Plowing, Cronan Tidy Lawn Care, DAS, and Northern Home Elements. Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Brenda Bowes, that the Board approve the contracts.  The motion passed.
  • ·         Supervisor Laz Surabian presented a request by Dollar General Development for consideration to bring a Dollar General Store to Mullett Township.  After discussion, the Board indicated that they were not interested in pursuing this request.
  • ·         The Library staff requested that they be allowed to continue offering wireless printing for the community under the new Library hardware configuration.  The Board will continue that practice as long as appropriate security measures are in place.
  • ·         Mike Goerke made a motion, with support by Brett Lindgren, that $5000 be allocated to make initial improvements to the Old Schoolhouse Park to include, but not limited to, two new basketball hoops, resurfacing and relining of the tennis courts and basketball courts, and fill dirt to eliminate any unsafe surfaces.  The motion passed.
  • ·         Denise Ackerman made a motion, with support by Brenda Bowes, that we resume in-person meetings for the June 14, 2021 monthly Board of Trustees meeting, and those thereafter, and that all future meetings be moved to Mullet Township Hall in Topinabee until social distancing requirements have been lifted, also offering ZOOM access for those interested in attending remotely.  The motion passed.

Call to the Public was offered at 8:44 PM and closed at 8:49 PM.

 Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Brenda Bowes, at 8:56 PM.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

 Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org

To view a recording of this meeting, click here:  https://youtu.be/J5yYgZOi3hk



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING FOR APRIL 12, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Cheboygan County Emergency Order.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County.

Public Comment was opened at 6:31 pm and closed at 6:32 PM.  There were no public comments.

A motion was made by Trustee Mike Goerke, with support by Trustee Brett Lindgren, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on March 8, 2021 be approved.  The motion passed.

Emma Cook from Enbridge made a presentation about Line 5.

Treasurer Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Trustee Mike Lindgren, that the Agenda be approved.  The motion passed.

Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Brenda Bowes, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s Report for March 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                                $1,000,730
Fire Fund 206                                      $650,460
Liquor Fund 212                                   $1,426
Street Light Fund 219                          $24,457
Library Fund 271                                 $57,223
Tax Accounts                                        $6,973
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:           $1,741,270                        

The Clerk’s Expenditure Report for March 2021 is summarized as follows:

 General Fund 101                                $48,860

Fire Fund 206                                            
Liquor Fund 212                                   $118
Street Light Fund 219                          $997
Library Fund 271                                 $5,233
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:              $141,152

 Trustee Brett Lindgren reported for the Burt Trail Committee that discussion ensured that signage was needed on the trail and continuing concern over the shoulder work to be done on Topinabee Mail Route Road by the Road Commission that would not accommodate the future Trail.

 Trustee Mike Goerke reported for the Oakhill Cemetery Committee that the 2021-2022 Budge had been set and approved.  Mullett Township’s contribution for 2021-2022 will be $4500.

James Hilyard reported on behalf of the Technology Committee that the basic outline of our new website had been designed and was ready to go out for RFQ.  The timeline for vendor selection would be about 5 weeks.

 The Board reviewed the following maintenance projects that were completed in March:  New Bulletin Board at East Mullett Hall, New Gutters at Mullett Town Hall, new slip-proof epoxy floors in the Topinabee Park Restrooms, and the beginning of the reseeding at Topinabee Park with the removal of three overgrown bushes.

 Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report, reporting 23 runs for March with average dispatch to enroute time of 1.33 minutes and average response time of 10.22 minutes. 

 Fire Chief John Parrott reported 2 runs for the East Mullett Fire Department in March, with two training sessions.

 Under Old Business, Supervisor Surabian reported that there was a change order for the Topinabee Parking Lot improvements for an additional $7,647 over the $32,000 the Board approved in the February meeting.  Consumers Power also quoted a price of approximately $11,000 to move the utility pole across the road to accommodate the improvements.  Brenda Bowes made a motion, with support by Mike Goerke, that the Board allocate an additional $20,000 to the project.  The motion passed.

 Brenda Bowes reported on the delivery of a dumpster for Township trash.

Under New Business it was reported that All Purpose Exteriors will begin repainting the Depot as soon as weather permits.

 Laz Surabian reported on new insurance coverage recommended by our insurance agent and risk assessment manager to increase our liability coverage to 2,000,000 and to acquire cyber insurance covering us for $250,000.  Those increases would cost approximately an additional premium of $2550.

 Brett Lindgren made a motion, supported by Mike Goerke, continue with our policy not to rent the Townhall at this time.  We will revisit the matter at our June 14, 2021 meeting.  The motion passed.

 Future Board meetings will continue to be held via ZOOM until we received further clarification.

 Supervisor Surabian reported on the negotiations regarding the Burt Township Fire Agreement.  Burt Township has asked for justification for our request for an increase in the contract.  Supervisor Surabian will respond to Burt Township’s request.  We will wait for Burt Township’s response.

 Call to the Public was offered at 8:33 PM and closed at 8:36 PM.

 Under Board Comments, Supervisor Surabian suggested reviewing past plans for a path at Boy Scout Park.

 Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Mike Goerke, at 8:46 PM.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,
Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org




MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING FOR MARCH 8, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings. 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee Mike Goerke.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County except Brenda Bowes, who was attending from Oakland County.

Public Comment was opened at 6:32 pm and closed at 6:33 pm.  There were no public comments.

A motion was made by Trustee Mike Goerke, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on February 8, 2021 be approved.  The motion passed.

Trustee Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the Agenda be approved.  The motion passed.

Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Trustee Mike Goerke, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s Report for February 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                                $758,105
Fire Fund 206                                      $559,447
Liquor Fund 212                                   $65
Street Light Fund 219                          $5,977
Library Fund 271                                 $62,734
Tax Accounts                                        $684,821
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:               $862,794                          


The Clerk’s Expenditure Report for February2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101                                $31,193
Fire Fund 206                                      $11,765
Liquor Fund 212                                   $118
Street Light Fund 219                          $1,013
Library Fund 271                                 $4,849
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:                  $48,939

 Trustee Brett Lindgren reported for the Burt Trail Committee that with the resurfacing of Topinabee Mail Route Road being moved up for 2021 that the Committee was discussing funding for the expansion of the paved shoulder to accommodate the projected Burt-Mullett Trail.  Roughly $187,000 may be needed. 

 Trustee Mike Goerke reported on behalf of the Technology Committee that much of their list had been completed at this point.  Still outstanding are decisions on the design of the Website and purchase of a new desktop and printer for the library.

 Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report, reporting 12 runs for February with average dispatch to enroute time of 2.17 minutes and average response time of 9.17 minutes.  He also reported the receipt and implementation of 16 new handheld radios and 3 apparatus radios.

 Fire Chief John Parrott reported 3 runs for the East Mullett Fire Department in February, but he also received 13 handheld radios and 3 apparatus radios.

 Clerk Denise Ackerman, speaking as the Board Liaison to the Library, gave the Library Report in lieu of Director Patty King, reporting on the work of the librarians on moving all the shelves to make the library more ADA compliant and allowing for 36 inches clearance between shelves.

 Chief Mike English also reported on the Topinabee Fire Department New Building Committee for Captain Kevan Flory.  Funding options are being explored.

 Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support from Mike Goerke, that the Board accept BSA’s Proposal for Software and Services, to include Financial Management for General Ledger and Accounts Payable, Personnel Management for Payroll, and Online Public Records Search in an amount not to exceed $25,000 plus potential travel expenses if in-person training is allowed.  The motion passed.

 Mike Goerke made a motion, with support from Brett Lindgren, that the Board accept the Change Order for the Topinabee Village Center Parking Area submitted by Wade Trim for an amount not to exceed $32,000.  The motion passed.

 Discussion of a new dumpster was tabled until the April meeting.

 The Public Hearing for the Budget for April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 was opened at 7:17 pm with discussion of the Mullett Township Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.  A motion was made by Brett Lindgren, with support by Brenda Bowes, that the Board adopt Resolution 2021-03: Mullett Township General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year.  The resolution was adopted by roll call vote:  Ayes were Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, Brett Lindgren, and Denise Ackerman.  There were no Nays.  The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.  The Public Hearing was closed at 7:37 pm.

The April 11, 2021 Township Board Meeting will be held in-person at East Mullett Hall since future Board meetings are now required to be in-person with no more than 25 people, observing social distancing and wearing masks. ZOOM will be available for viewing only.

 Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support from Mike Goerke, that the Board enter into a Municipal Retainer Agreement with Attorney Timothy MacArthur for April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 in the amount of $500, and an hourly rate of $180.  The motion passed.

 Call to the Public was offered at 7:47 pm and closed at 7:48 pm. There were no public comments.

 Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Brenda Bowes, at 7:49 pm.  The motion passed.

 

Respectfully Submitted,
 
Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org

To view the recording of this meeting go to: https://youtu.be/u5cZukjVwPI

 


MULLETT TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ELECTORS
MARCH 1, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

The Mullett Township Annual Meeting of the Electors met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings. 

The meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mullett Township Supervisor Laz Surabian. 

Electors present were Laz Surabian, Denise Ackerman, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, Brett Lindgren, Howard Gandelot, Lori Hoehn, James Hilyard, and Zoom Moderator Ken Hoehn.

Public Comment was opened at 6:36 pm.  There were no public comments.

A motion was made by Mike Goerke, with a second by Brett Lindgren, that the reading of the minutes from the last Annual Meeting of the Electors having been held prior to 1988, be waived.  By voice vote the motion passed.

Supervisor Laz Surabian outlined the significant powers designated by state law to electors at the annual meeting:

1)    All Electors may vote to alter or accept the recommendation of the township board as presented in salary resolutions for each office passed by the township board 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. (MCL 168.358)

2)    In a general law township with a population of 5000 or more, or having 3000 registered voters, may expand the size of the board to four trustees.  Mullett Township has a population and registered voters of less than those thresholds. (MCL 41.95)

All salaries in Mullett Township have remained the same from the last fiscal year so no vote was necessary.

Public comment was again offered and there was none.

Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Brenda Bowes, at 6:42 pm.  The motion passed.


Respectfully submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk

To view the recording of this meeting go to: https://youtu.be/CAOXj_42i9Q 



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 BUDGET WORKSHOP MINUTES
FEBRUARY 15, 2021, AT 6:30 P.M. VIA ZOOM

 The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met via ZOOM February 15, 2021 to discuss the Fiscal Year Budget for 2021-2022.  All Board Members were present: Laz Surabian, Denise Ackerman, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, and Brett Lindgren.

 The meeting was called to order at 6:39 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was no public comment.

 The budget items discussed by the Mullett Township Board of Trustees were 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:  and Library 271 Revenue and Expense.  All will be offered in a department budget to be considered at the Mullett Township Board of Trustees regular meeting on March 8, 2021.

 There will be no change from last fiscal year in salaries.  Salary resolutions will be considered at the regular meeting of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees Meeting which will be held via ZOOM on March 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  The appropriations act will be considered in an open public hearing at this meeting.

 Motion was made by Mike Goerke, with support by Brett Lindgren to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed.

 Meeting adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted,
 
Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org


To view the recording of this meeting click here:  https://youtu.be/nouw0KPUac8


MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings.
  
The meeting was called to order at 6:33 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee Mike Goerke.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County.

Public Comment was opened at 6:34 pm and closed at 6:35 pm.  There were no public comments.

A motion was made by Trustee Brett Lindgren, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on January 11, 2021 be approved.  The motion passed.

Trustee Mike Goerke made a motion, with support by Trustee Brett Lindgren, that the Agenda be approved.  The motion passed.

Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s Report for January 2021 is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101 $786,528
Fire Fund 206 $572,364
Liquor Fund 212 $65
Street Light Fund 219         $7,561
Library Fund 271 $68,675
Tax Accounts $323,872
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS: $1,759,065


General Fund 101 $18,649
Fire Fund 206 $3,934
Liquor Fund 212 $118
Street Light Fund 219 867
Library Fund 271 $1,749
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:             $23,318

Trustee Mike Goerke reported on behalf of the Technology Committee on their progress in evaluating and updating the computers, cellphones, and internet connections at the Mullett Townhall, the East Mullett Townhall, and the Library.  The Committee is also evaluating our thermostats, furnaces, and security systems.  Mike also presented the Mullett Township Phone, Computer, Email and Software Policies. A motion was made by Brett Lindgren, with support from Denise Ackerman, to accept the policy.  The motion passed.  Mike also presented the Mullett Township Board Member/Employee Agreement and Acknowledgement Regarding Receipt of Laptop Computer and/or Cell Phone Policy.  Brenda Bowes, with support from Brett Lindgren, made a motion that the Board accept that policy as well.  The motion passed.

Chief Mike English made his monthly Fire Report which outlined resumption of the Firefighter Training program, receipt of new radios and new nozzles, and the development of a response plan with the Sheriff’s Department for 64 Marine Rescue 1 and 2.  He also reported 18 runs for January with average dispatch to enroute time of 1.6 minutes and average response time of 7.9 minutes.

Fire Chief John Parrott reported no runs for the East Mullett Fire Department in January, but he conducted two training sessions.

Clerk Denise Ackerman, speaking as the Board Liaison to the Library, gave the Library Report in lieu of Director Patty King discussing the library’s need for an updated computer and printer before they upgrade to Alexandria 7.

Chief Mike English also reported on the Topinabee Fire Department New Building Committee for Captain Kevan Flory.  Report attached.

In unfinished business Supervisor Surabian reported that the East Mullett kitchen is completed except for a few minor finishes.  See attached pictures.

Resolution 2021-01:  Resolution Appointing FOIA Coordinator designating Clerk, Denise Ackerman as FOIA coordinator for Mullett Township was adopted by roll call vote:  The ayes were Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, Brett Lindgren, and Denise Ackerman.  

Brenda Bowes reported that a recent review of the Mullett Township Hall Rental Policy found it to be in order, needing only the addition of an online calendar accessible to the Librarians, Townhall and Maintenance Department to ensure seamless communication. 

The Board reviewed the Change Order for Topinabee Parking Improvements which will need more information to finalize.

Brenda Bowes presented a proposal from BSA for Software and Services, along with Online-Public Records Search for the Board’s review.  Tabled until March meeting. 

Laz Surabian presented the Board with information gathered regarding our Brine and Dust Control Agreements.  There was no price increase for 2021, agreement to review maps so no roads were missed, and more oversight from the township.

Resolution 2021-02:  Annual Guideline Resolution for Poverty Exemption was revised to allow for an automatic extension for three years if circumstances remained unchanged.  The Resolution was adopted by roll call vote with the ayes being Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, Brett Lindgren, and Denise Ackerman.

Call to the Public was offered at 7:52 pm and closed at 7:53 pm. There were no public comments.

In Board comments the public was invited to attend the Budget Workshop being held via ZOOM at 6:30 pm, Monday, February 15th, 2021.

Motion to adjourn was offered by Mike Goerke, with support from Brett Lindgren, at 8:02 pm.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org


To watch a recoding of this ZOOM meeting, click here:  https://youtu.be/-xpPkrK0NSU


MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING FOR JANUARY 11, 2021
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings.
  
The meeting was called to order at 6:31 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance led by Trustee Brett Lindgren.

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County.

Public Comment was opened at 6:35 pm and closed at 6:36 pm.  There were no public comments.

A motion was made by Trustee Mike Goerke, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that the minutes for the Regular Meeting on December 1, 2020 be approved.  The motion passed.

Trustee Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Trustee Mike Goerke, that the Agenda be approved.  The motion passed.

Clerk Denise Ackerman made a motion, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s Report for December 2020 is summarized as follows:
General Fund 101 $779,282
Fire Fund 206 $575,492
Liquor Fund 212 $82
Street Light Fund 219 8,132
Library Fund 271 $71,407
Tax Accounts $560,563
TOTAL ASSETS:        $1,993,958

The Clerk’s Third Quarter Expenditure Report is summarized as follows:

General Fund 101 $61,791
Fire Fund 206 $48,072
Liquor Fund 212 $355
Street Light Fund 219 $2,923
Library Fund 271 $7,517
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:    $120,658

Clerk Denise Ackerman, speaking as the Board Liaison to the Library, gave the Library Report outlining the Library services and proposed improvements over the next year.

A motion was made by Denise Ackerman, seconded by Brenda Bowes, that Trustees Mike Goerke and Brett Lindgren represent Mullett Township on the Burt Trail Committee.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Denise Ackerman, supported by Brenda Bowes, that both Mike Goerke and Brett Lindgren represent Mullett on the Burt-Mullett Cemetery Board and that Mike Goerke represent Mullet on the Oak Hill Cemetery Board. The motion passed.

The Board is continuing with the current Firehouse Committee of Chief Mike English, Captain Kevan Flory, Assistant Fire Chief Brian Coffell, with Laz Surabian representing the Board. Other Board members will rotate in based on when their expertise is needed, such as financial, commercial building, etc. 

Mike Goerke reported for the Technology Committee that new radios had been acquired by the Fire Departments, laptops and cellphones had been purchased, Wi-Fi and VPN was being installed at the Hall, redundant phone lines were being eliminated, new programable thermostats were being explored, a new Website was on the horizon, as well as a new IT policy.

John Parrott, East Mullett Fire Chief, gave an annual summary of his Department’s activities as follows:  34 runs consisting of 15 EMS runs, 12 power lines down, 4 public service runs, and 3 cover assignments.  He also reported that they have 19 members, 12 of whom are active.

Mike English, Topinabee Fire Chief, gave his annual Fire Report which reflected that his Department responded to 118 runs in 2020 consisting of 47 EMS runs, 26 power lines down, 15 Nuisance alarms, 8 car accidents, and 5 water/ice rescues. The average dispatch to enroute time was 1.54 minutes and the average response time dispatch to arrival was 7.50 minutes.  The average mileage is 3.5 miles.  He also reported 25 members, 6 of whom are auxiliary.

East Mullett Hall renovations are 95% completed with only a few finishing touches that should be finished this week.

The Board reviewed a proposal for financial audit services from Gabridge & Co of Traverse City.  A motion was made by Brenda Bowes, with support by Mike Goerke, to engage them for years ending March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022, with an option for years 2023-2025.  The motion passed.

Topinabee Library is a beneficiary of the Elizabeth Benson Trust and we had to decide whether we wanted to receive stock or cash in a disbursement from the Trust.  A motion was made by Mike Goerke, with support by Brett Lindgren, to take cash rather than stocks. The motion passed.

Supervisor Surabian read Resolution 2020-16-A:  Credit Card Use Policy to amend the Resolution 2020-16:  Credit Card Policy to include the Library Director as an authorized card holder with a credit limit if $2000.  Brett Lindgren, with support by Brenda Bowes, moved that the Board adopt Resolution 2020-16A:  Credit Card Use Policy.  By roll call vote: Ayes were Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, Brett Lindgren and Denise Ackerman.  There were no Nays.  The Supervisor declared that the Resolution was adopted.

Denise Ackerman made a motion, with support by Brenda Bowes, to define a meeting for purpose of per diem compensation as any meeting outside of the member’s statutory duties, including any training sessions, committee meetings, planning boards and commissions, or other meetings subject to the Board’s approval. The motion passed. 

Brenda Bowes suggested that the Board explore getting a Township dumpster and codifying our Hall Rental procedures. Duane Smith is researching the dumpster issue and Patty King is writing up the Hall Rental policies. 

Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Mike Goerke, at 8:27 pm.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org

To watch the recording of this ZOOM meeting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txc20Ru2EiI


MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING FOR DECEMBER 1, 2020
 VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM


(For the PDF version of these minutes, click here.)


The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings. 

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

Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County.

After opening remarks by Supervisor Surabian, Public Comment was opened at 7:05 pm and closed at 7:06 pm.

As the minutes of the regular meeting of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees for November 10, 2020 was conducted by the previous Board and they did not hold a Special Meeting to approve them, it was recommended by the MTA (Michigan Township Association) that this Board simply file the meeting notes and record the meeting as having occurred.

A motion was made by Trustee Brett Lindgren, with support by Trustee Mike Goerke, that the minutes for the Special Meeting of November 23, 2020 be approved.  The motion passed.

Trustee Brett Lindgren made a motion, with support by Treasurer Brenda Bowes, that we pay the bills.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer’sReport for November 2020 is as follows:

General Fund 101                                      $792,040
Fire Fund 206                                              $584,741
Liquor Fund 212                                         $99
Street Light Fund 219                               $10,130
Library Fund 271                                       $71,256
Tax Accounts                                               $25,843

The Clerk reported that with the January meeting, the Board would reinstate the practice of providing the Trustees and Supervisor with the bills in advance of the monthly meeting so they can review and approve them before each meeting.  Also beginning in January, a monthly expenditures report will be provided by the Clerk rather than a quarterly report.

 Mike English, Topinabee Fire Chief, gave his monthly Fire Report which reflected that the Department responded to 12 runs in the month of November. The average dispatch to enroute time was 1.75 minutes and the average response time dispatch to arrival was 10.92 minutes.  The average mileage is 4.9 miles.

 Supervisor Surabian reported that he and the Clerk would be meeting with the Library Director and her staff on December 8th.  The Library Director will provide the Board with reports in 2021 after the Library reopens.

The Supervisor also reported that the renovation to the East Mullett Hall was well underway, with a new kitchen and furnace being installed.  A furnace repair was also made to the Fire Hall’s furnace.

Clerk Denise Ackerman made a motion, with support by Brett Lindgren, to appoint Joyce Stroman, Theresa Remeur, and Ron Clymer as Board of Review members for the term of January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.  The motion passed.

Supervisor Surabian read Resolution 2020-19:  Poverty Exemption Guideline and Asset Test for 2021.  Treasurer Brenda Bowes, with support by Clerk Denise Ackerman, moved that the Board adopt Resolution 2020-19:  Property Exemption Guidelines and Asset Test for 2021.  By roll call vote: Ayes were Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Mike Goerke, Brett Lindgren and Denise Ackerman.  There were no Nays.  The Supervisor declared that the Resolution was adopted.

The Supervisor also read Resolution 2020-20:  Authorize the Approval and Signing of an Interlocal Agreement for the Cheboygan County Designated Assessor.  A motion was offered by Mike Goerke, with support by Brenda Bowes, that the Board adopt Resolution 2020-20: Authorize the Approval and Signing of an Interlocal Agreement for the Cheboygan County Designated Assessor.  By roll call vote:  Ayes were Laz Surabian, Brenda Bowes, Brett Lindgren, Mike Goerke and Denise Ackerman.  There were no Nays. The Supervisor declared the Resolution adopted unanimously,

The Supervisor presented the need for new laptops, program and security software, additional equipment and cabling to support virtual meeting delivery, and overall modernization of Township business operations.  Advice from the MTA recommends that all Township business be conducted on Township-owned equipment.

Treasurer Brenda Bowes, with support by Mike Goerke, moved that the Board approve an IT investment up to $9000 for the acquisition of Township laptops and related program and security software, new phones, and any other equipment needed to modernize Township business operations.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Supervisor also reported that the maintenance team advises that an epoxy coating/sealing be added to the bathroom floors and up one cinder block on the wall to ensure proper cleaning, sanitation and safety for the public’s use.

Clerk Denise Ackerman, with support by Brett Lindgren, made a motion to approve a restroom floor coating/sealing not to exceed $2500 to include both restroom locations if needed.  The motion passed.

The next scheduled meeting of the Mullett Township Board of Trustees will be January 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm.  The ZOOM information will be posted on the website, along with the agenda, for the public’s convenience.

During Board Comments, Mike Goerke reported that the IT Committee would have an update for the Board at the January meeting.  He also announced the formation of Citizen Committees to facilitate public input on future projects. Denise Ackerman reported that much progress had been made merging the previous Clerk’s home office with the records kept at the Township Hall.  The Supervisor informed the Board that future business would include a new auditor, a new website, and proper locks on the Old School House.  Continued focus will be on the new Fire Hall and an Interlocal Fire Agreement with Burt Township.

Motion to adjourn was offered by Brett Lindgren, with support from Mike Goerke, at 7:55 pm.  The motion passed.

 

Respectfully Submitted,
 
Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org

The ZOOM meeting was interrupted so there are two portions. To watch the first portion of the  Zoom recording of this meeting, click here.  To watch the second portion click here.


MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 SPECIAL MEETING FOR NOVEMBER 23, 2020
 VIA ZOOM AT 6:30 PM

(For the PDF version of these minutes, click here.)

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings.  

The meeting was called to order at 6:36 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members present were Supervisor Laz Surabian, Clerk Denise Ackerman, Treasurer Brenda Bowes, Trustee Mike Goerke, and Trustee Brett Lindgren. All members of the Board were attending from their homes in Mullett Township, Cheboygan County.

After opening remarks by Supervisor Surabian, Public Comment was opened at 6:41 pm and closed at 6:44 pm.


Supervisor Surabian read Principles of Township Governance Excellence, which the Board members signed upon taking office on November 20, 2020. Trustee Brett Lindgren, with support from Trustee Mike Goerke, moved that the Principles of Township Governance Excellence be entered into the official minutes of Mullett Township and permanently posted in the Township Office as our pledge to the citizens of the Township.  The motion passed unanimously.

Supervisor Laz Surabian read Mullett Township Standards of Ethics and Conduct, which the Board members also signed on November 20, 2020.  Treasurer Brenda Bowes, with support by Brett Lindgren, moved that the Mullett Township Standards of Ethics and Conduct also be entered into the official minutes of Mullett Township and permanently posted in the Township Office as our pledge to the Township.  The motion passed unanimously.

Supervisor Surabian presented Resolution 2020-17:  2021 Regular Meeting Schedule establishing 2021 Meeting dates on the second Monday of each month at an earlier time of 6:30 pm.  Meetings will be held via Zoom until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.  Trustee Brett Lindgren moved, with support by Clerk Denise Ackerman, to adopt Resolution 2020-17:  2021 Regular Meeting Schedule.  The Resolution was adopted by roll call vote 5 yes; 0 no. 

Clerk Denise Ackerman moved that bank signature cards for all accounts held by Mullett Township including, but not limited to, those at Citizens National Bank, Straits Area Federal Credit Union, Awakon Federal Credit Union, MBank, 1st Community Bank, and any new accounts that may be opened, be updated to reflect Treasurer Brenda Bowes and Clerk Denise Ackerman, along with Deputy Clerk Laura LaHaie and Deputy Treasurer Judy Jacalone, as signatories.  With support by Trustee Mike Goerke, the motion passed unanimously.

Supervisor Surabian presented Resolution 2020-16:  Credit Card Use Policy setting policy for the use of the credit cards and limits for the card holders in the following amounts:  Supervisor, $5000; Clerk, $10,000; Fire Chiefs, $2000.  With a motion by Trustee Goerke and support by Trustee Lindgren, the roll call vote was 5 yes and 0 no.  The Resolution was adopted unanimously.

A motion was made by Brett Lindgren, with support by Denise Ackerman, to pay the Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer $12 an hour effective November 24, 2020.  By roll call vote, the motion was adopted unanimously.

Supervisor Surabian presented Resolution 2020-18:  Learning and Development Policy to support continuous learning and development of its officials, employees, and volunteers, giving them access to online courses, print publications, conferences, and local meetings.  Trustee Brett Lindgren moved to adopt Resolution 2020-18:  Learning and Development Policy.  With support from Denise Ackerman, the Resolution was adopted by unanimous roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mike Goerke, with support by Denise Ackerman, that the Board approve the purchase of MTA’s Premium Online Pass in the amount of $1900 for Education and Training for the entire Board, plus any others that the Board designates as needing additional training in their roles as employees or volunteers.  In addition, the Board approves each Board member have an additional $500 for the fiscal year to pursue other needed Education and Training not covered by the Premium Online Pass.

After closing remarks by the Supervisor, and Board comments, Mike Goerke made a motion to adjourn at 7:12 pm, which was seconded by Brenda Bowes.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Denise Ackerman
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org

To watch the Zoom recording of this meeting, click here.




MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR NOVEMBER 10, 2020
MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Public Health Department’s order limiting public gatherings.  Members present were Supervisor Hobart Kirsch, Clerk Rachel Osborn, Treasurer Kathy Flory, Trustee Dennis Dombroski, and Trustee 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.

Public Comment closed at 7:04 pm.

Dennis Dombroski, with support by John Brown, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the October 6, 2020 meeting with one correction by Kathy Flory which identified the Treasurer’s Report as being for July instead of September.  The motion passed. 

The Treasurer’s report for October 2020 is as follows:

General Fund 101                                                           $810,808

Fire Fund 206                                                                 $605,227

Liquor Fund 212                                                                    $115

Street Light Fund 219                                                     $10,130

Library Fund 271                                                             $74,657

Tax Accounts                                                                     $28,931

  Fire Chief Mike English reported that the Topinabee Fire Department had an opportunity to deploy their new boat to locate an overdue boater and all went well.  He also reported that he is working to secure another boat for Mullett Lake to be ready in the Spring.

 Clerk Rachel Osborn reported that Wade Trim had recommended that the Board accept the low bid of $163,530.40 from Tri County Excavating Group to complete the Topinabee Village Center Parking Area Improvements, with work to be completed by June 15, 2021.  A motion to accept Tri County Excavating Group’s bid was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Rachel Osborn.  By role call vote:  John Brown, no; Dennis Dombroski, yes; Hobie Kirsch, yes; Kathy Flory, yes; and Rachel Osborn, yes.  The motion passed four to one.

 Supervisor Kirsch reported that he and Trustee Dombroski had made inspection of four Blight complaints.  He forwarded the four reports on those inspections to all Board members.

 Kathy Flory offered Mullett Township Board of Trustees Resolution #2020-15, with support by Dennis Dombroski, that application be made for a Risk Reduction Grant through the Michigan Township Participating Plan (Par Plan) in order to purchase backup cameras for the five (5) Mullett Township fire trucks to cover half the cost up to $2500 as recommended by Fire Chief Mike English.  Upon roll call vote the following voted AYE:  John Brown, Dennis Dombroski, Kathy Flory, Hobart Kirsch, and Rachel Osborn.  The Supervisor declared the Resolution adopted.

 In Board comments Clerk Rachel Osborn requested that the Board approve hazard pay in the amount of $100 per Election Inspector for both the August Primary and the November General Election due to the difficult conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.  A motion was made by Kathy Flory, with support by Hobart Kirsch, that the Board approve the hazard pay with the thanks of the Board.  The motion passed unanimously.

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

Kathy Flory made a motion to adjourn at 8:04 pm, which was seconded by Dennis Dombroski.  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 OCTOBER 6, 2020
MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

 The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Governor’s executive order limiting public gatherings.  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.

Public Comment closed at 7:02 pm.

John Brown, with support by Kathy Flory, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the September 1, 2020 meeting.  The motion passed. 

The Treasurer’s report for July 2020 is as follows: 

General Fund 101                                                             $806,062
Fire Fund 206                                                                   $605,172
Liquor Fund 212                                                                      $132
Street Light Fund 219                                                         $10,130
Library Fund 271                                                              $109,961
Tax Accounts                                                                    $312,185

 The Mullett Township Board of Trustees Expenditure report for the Second Quarter of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 is as follows:


General Fund 101                                                            $105,399
Fire Fund 206                                                                    $35,453
Liquor Fund 212                                                               $355.26
Light Fund 219                                                                   $1,837
Library Fund 271                                                               $9,754
TOTAL:                                                                         $152,798

Fire Chief Mike English reported that the Fire Department responded to 40 incidents (21 in Mullett, 15 in Burt, and 4 Mutual Assistance) with an average dispatch to enroute time of 1.35 minutes and an average response time, dispatch to arrival, of 7.70 minutes

 Supervisor Kirsch explained the process of approving a County-appointed Designated Assessor, which will have to be completed by the end of December.

 Judge Aaron Gauthier made his yearly report to the Township on the goals of his Court for the previous year.  He increased the efficiency of the Court by reducing costs and increased communication with constituents by providing a U-Tube channel for all Court proceedings.

Clerk Rachel Osborn read the Township Auditor’s letter of resignation.

 Supervisor Kirsch advised the Board that there had been one blight complaint that he and Trustee Dombroski investigated in September.  And he also reported that there were four additional complaints that would be investigated in October and reported on at the November meeting.

 A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Rachel Osborn, to pay Consumers Power $100 for the installation of a new streetlight at Woodmansee Rd and M27.

Clerk Rachel Osborn reported that the work by Aqua Irrigation has been completed and paid.  She will send a copy of the paid invoice to the Topinabee Development Association’s Treasurer for reimbursement.

 Supervisor Kirsch opened four sealed bids for the Topinabee Park Parking Lot project.  Team Elmers bid $191,030, Harbor Springs Excavating bid $199,743.88, Tri County Excavating bid $163,530.40, and Wilkinson and Sons bid $199,834.75.  Copies of the bids will be sent to all Board members for their review and to Paul Repaskey of Wade Trim for a Bid Preferential.  The bid will be awarded at the November meeting.

 The next Board Meeting for November 10, 2020, will continue to be via ZOOM.  The ID# will be published online and in the newspaper.

 In Board comments:  Supervisor Hobart Kirsch reported that the work at East Mullett Hall was underway. Duane Smith will be completing the work with assistance from Custom Cabinets this coming weekend.  He also reported that the painting of the Depot would not be completed this fall.  The Board should put the painting out for bids in the Spring and also for the Hydro Seeding of Topinabee Park.  Trustee John Brown inquired about the other unfinished projects at Boy Scout Park.  Supervisor Kirsch informed the Board that quotes were being sought for a new furnace at East Mullett Hall, along with the work on the exhaust on the Firehall furnace.  Contractors are still being sought for installing the posts and boat dock at Boy Scout Park.  Clerk Rachel Osborn informed Supervisor Kirsch that Attorney Tim MacArthur needed a resolution from the Berean Bible Church Board of Deacons accepting the land swap for the property for the Proposed New Topinabee Fire Hall.

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

 John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 8:06 pm, which was seconded by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

 Respectfully Submitted,

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

MULLETT TOWNSHIP ELECTION COMMISSION MINUTES
OCTOBER 6, 2020 AT 6:45 PM
VIA ZOOM #836-0023-6781


The Mullett Township Election Commission was called to order by the Mullett Township Clerk, Rachel Osborn.  The meeting was held via ZOOM on October 6, 2020 at 6:45 PM.  All members of the commission were present:  Rachel Osborn, Hobart Kirsch and Kathy Flory.

 After the recitation of the Pledge, public comment was offered.

 On a motion by Kathy Flory and seconded by Hobart Kirsch, Irene Tryban was appointed to be the manager of the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020 at the Mullett Township Hall.  Motion passed.

 Hobart Kirsch made a motion to appoint the following Election Inspectors for the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020 at the Mullett Township Hall.  With a second by Kathy Flory, the motion passed.

                                                Linda Biskupski                        Democrat

                                                Health Stevens-Clymer           Republican

                                                Ron Clymer                             Republican

                                                Patty King                                Republican

                                                Laura LaHaie                           Republican

                                                Rachel Osborn                         Republican Clerk

                                                Lisa Porter                               Republican

                                                Joyce Stroman                         Democrat

                                                Karen Warsecke                      Republican

                                                Anne Whitmore                      Democrat

 Kathy Flory made a motion, seconded by Hobart Kirsch, to appoint Irene Tryban and Rachel Osborn to serve as the Receiving Board for the November 3, 2020 Election.  Motion passed.

 Meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk
www.mullettgov-clerk.org     

 

MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Governor’s executive order limiting public gatherings.  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.
Public Comment closed at 7:07 pm.

John Brown, with support by Rachel Osborn, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the August 1, 2020 meeting.  The motion passed.
 
The Treasurer’s report for July 2020 is as follows:                                                                      
                      General Fund 101                                                                   $793,550
                      Fire Fund 206                                                                         $609,388
                           Liquor Fund 212                                                                         $649        
                      Street Light Fund 219                                                             $12,128
                      Library Fund 271                                                                   $114,167
                      Tax Accounts                                                                          $379,616

Fire Chief Mike English reported that the Fire Department took possession August 29, 2020, of a new Fire Rescue Boat, thanks to the generosity of Burt Lake Preservation Association (BLPA).  He also reported that there will be a need to replace air packs and 20 cylinders for both Topinabee and East Mullett departments by early 2021, at an approximate cost of $20,000.  Treasurer Flory informed the Board that several designated CDs will come due in time to fully fund the replacement.

 Supervisor Kirsch reported that he is working with incoming Supervisor Surabian to finalize implementation of the Woodruff Boat Launch Resolution.  He also suggested that the new long-term contracts for Scott Cronin and Brian Wallace be negotiated by the incoming Board.  Both Cronin and Wallace are content to continue on a month to month basis until then.

 A motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support from Kathy Flory, to accept a bid to paint the Depot from Jim Stempky for $8300, to be completed this season.  The motion passed.

 Supervisor Kirsch also reported that the work at East Mullett Hall is underway, with the cabinets being unloaded and set and the old cabinets disposed of.  Duane Smith will be completing the work.

 A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Rachel Osborn, to eliminate the bump outs in the proposed parking lot at Topinabee Park restrooms, providing instead whatever MDOT requires for safety requirements.  The motion passed.

 The next Board Meeting for October 6, 2020, will continue to be via ZOOM.  The ID# will be published online and in the newspaper.

 In Board comments:  Supervisor Hobart Kirsch reported that Michigan Lake Products fixed the flagpole at the Depot, also providing nighttime lighting.  The flag has also been replaced and Mel Vieau trimmed the nearby maple tree.  He also reported that our maintenance man, Duane Smith, was now maintaining Chamberlin Park.  He also reported that the big hole in Beeson Street, which had resulted in the road being closed, would be repaired before Labor Day weekend. Clerk Rachel Osborn reported that the request for an Annual Meeting will be on the November 3rd Ballot.  She also verified that the Blight Complaint that she forwarded to Supervisor Kirsch had been received.  Supervisor Kirsch and Trustee Dombroski will investigate the complaint.  Clerk Osborn also reminded the Board that Mullett Township will be assuming financial responsibility for the title insurance involved in the land swap between Mullett Township and Berean Bible Church at a coat of $375 for each parcel.

 A motion was made by Hobart Kirsch, with support by Dennis Dombroski, that Township Attorney Tim MacArthur rewrite the deeds for the property swap between Mullett Township and Berean Bible Church.  The motion passed.

Kathy Flory made a motion, with support by John Brown, that the Supervisor and the Clerk be authorized to sign the Inter-Township Agreement between Koehler Township and Mullett Township to collect the penal fines for Topinabee Library.  The motion passed. 

Clerk Rachel Osborn presented the Performance Resolution for Governmental Agencies for purposes of issuing to a municipal utility an “Individual Permit for Use of State Highway Right of Way”. This Resolution enables Wade Trim to go out for bid, to get permits and to make crosswalks for the Parking Lot project.  Motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Rachel Osborn, to approve this resolution. 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 adopted.

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

 Kathy Flory made a motion to adjourn at 8:05 pm, which was seconded by Dennis Dombroski.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk

Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerkwww.mullettgov-clerk.org


MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING FOR AUGUST 11, 2020MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Governor’s executive order limiting public gatherings.  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.
Public Comment closed at 7:01 pm.
Rachel Osborn, with support by Kathy Flory, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the July 7, 2020 meeting with correction of the name “Cottage Care” to “Cronin’s Tidy Lawn Care”.  The motion passed. 
The Treasurer’s report for July 2020 is as follows:                                                                          
                      General Fund 101                                                       $824,415
                      Fire Fund 206                                                            $609,276
                      Liquor Fund 212                                                                 $61
                      Street Light Fund 219                                                 $12,128
                      Library Fund 271                                                         $80,667
                      Tax Accounts                                                               $202 269

Fire Chief Mike English reported that there is a possibility that Burt Lake Preservation Association (BLPA) will donate a boat to the Topinabee Fire Department for water rescues. He also reported meeting with Burt Township and that they have sent a rebuttal to the Inter-Township Fire Agreement between Mullett and Burt Township to Attorney Tim McArthur.  And he also reminded the Board that the Annual Chicken BBQ is being held August 16, 2020, with curbside service only.
The Board decided by consensus to leave the estimate from the architect on upgrading the historic Old Schoolhouse for the new Board’s consideration.
A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Hobart Kirsch, to go out to bid for the Topinabee Park parking lot with the following schedule:  Advertisement to go out for bid 9/2/20, with bid opening 10/6/20; notice of award of contract on 11/10/20 for work to be started 5/10/21 and completion by 6/18/20.  The motion passed 3 ayes to 2 nays.
A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support from John Brown, to replace two SCBA gears for East Mullett Fire Department, with the source of funding to be at the Treasurer’s discretion.  The motion passed.
Materials for the upgrades to the kitchen at East Mullett Hall have been delivered and Hobie Kirsch and Duane Smith plan to get everything installed within the next few weeks.
The next Board Meeting for September 1, 2020, will continue to be via ZOOM.  The ID# will be published online and in the newspaper.
Supervisor Kirsch will prepare a list of new signage, indicating park hours and restrictions, for both Topinabee Park and Boy Scout Park for the Board’s consideration at the September meeting.
In Board comments and concerns: John Brown expressed concern that Boy Scout Park’s posts were never put in, and the swim dock and swim buoys were not installed. John also voiced concern over recent illegal camping.  He reported on a new lock that needed to be installed at East Mullett Hall and on his meeting regarding Oakhill Cemetery.  Dennis Dombroski relayed concerns from constituents regarding maintenance at the Depot.  Supervisor Kirsch is going to try and get an estimate by the September meeting for a painter to repair rotting wood and paint the entire building.  Kathy Flory asked Supervisor Kirsch about contracts and proof of insurance still outstanding for Cronin’s Tidy Lawn Care and Brian Wallace.  Supervisor Kirsch is working on it.  Rachel Osborn asked about Duane Smith’s maintenance contract which Supervisor Kirsch said has another year. 
A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by John Brown, to pay the bills.  The motion passed.
Dennis Dombroski made a motion to adjourn at 7:49 pm, which was seconded by John Brown.  The motion passed.

 Respectfully Submitted, Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township ClerkDenise Ackerman, Deputy Clerkwww.mullettgov-clerk.org



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR JULY 7, 2020
MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Governor’s executive order limiting public gatherings.  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.

Public Comment closed at 7:07 pm.

Rachel Osborn, with support by Kathy Flory, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the June 9, 2020 meeting.  The motion passed. 

The Treasurer’s report for June 2020 is as follows:                                                                          
                      General Fund 101                                                     857,716
                      Fire Fund 206                                                            638,395
                      Liquor Fund 212                                                                 77                                                            
                      Light Fund 219                                                             12.127
                      Library Fund 271                                                        80,334
                      Tax Accounts                                                                        2

Mullett Township Expenditures for 1st Quarter 2020-21 were as follows:

                      General Fund 101                                                          89,366
                      Fire Fund 206                                                                48,650
                      Liquor Fund 212                                                                 291
                      Lighting Fund 219                                                           3,780
                      Library Fund 271                                                             2,680  

Fire Chief Mike English reported 21 runs for the first quarter with an average dispatch time of 1.38 minutes and an average response time of 6 minutes.

Supervisor Kirsch, reporting on the progress of the new Firehouse, stated that they had adjusted the building plans to reduce cost.  The committee also met with Burt Township in further discussion of a Joint Fire Advisory Board.

Chief English outlined the Fire Department’s plans for the Annual Chicken BBQ to be held August 16, 2020.  To accommodate Covid-19 concerns they will be offering curbside pickup only, with only workers inside the Town Hall observing social distancing and cleaning protocols. He requested permission from the Board to proceed with the event.

A motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support by Dennis Dombroski, to allow the Fire Department to hold their Annual Chicken BBQ under those conditions.  The motion passed.

After discussion about Hall rentals, a motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support by Kathy Flory, that the Board table a decision until after the August 4th Election. The motion passed.

Clerk Rachel Osborn read the Mullett Township Board of Trustees Resolution #2020-13 to Establish a Millage Rate for a Special Light District at .0003 per parcel for 2020-2021 tax season to raise $19,814.95 for the winter tax of 2020-21.  Motion was made by Kathy Flory, with support by Dennis Dombroski, that the resolution be adopted.  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 adopted.

Supervisor Kirsch reported that Duane Smith will be installing a landing at the boat dock at Boy Scout Park, anchoring the buoys, and installing the posts under Supervisor Kirsch’s supervision.

The upgrades to the kitchen and bathroom at East Mullett Hall were discussed with a rough estimate given of around $10,000 with the work beginning in September.

After discussion, Dennis Dombroski made a motion, with support by John Brown, to proceed with going out for bid on the Topinabee Park parking lot with an expenditure of $29,500 for engineering costs by Wade Trim.  The motion passed.

In Board comments and concerns, Dennis Dombroski relayed concerns from constituent Linda Miller regarding outdated signage in Topinabee Park.  Dennis suggested that all Board members take a look at the Park before the August meeting to facilitate further discussion on how the signage could be updated and improved. Discussion followed about hydro-seeding the Topinabee Park area and by consensus the Board agreed that Aqua Lawn and North Star would work together to complete that project after Labor Day.  Dennis also reported that the Burt-Mullett Cemetery would not be needing any contributions from Mullett Township this year.

Treasurer Kathy Flory again requested that, if at all possible, tax bills be paid at the bank or by mail. 

Supervisor Kirsch reminded the Board that Board of Review would meet at the Township Hall on July 21, 2020 from 12 - 3 PM to review evaluation issues and any clerical errors.

Clerk Rachel Osborn reminded the Board that she still needed contracts from Scott Cronin and Brian Wallace.

Hobie Kirsch made a motion, with support by Dennis Dombroski, that the Board pay Scott Cronin, DBA Cottage Care, and that the Board create a mutually agreed upon contract.  The motion passed.  Supervisor Kirsch will facilitate both Cottage Care’s contract and a contract for Brian Wallace.

Rachel Osborn also requested $1500 for a folding machine for use in elections and sending tax receipts.  A motion was made by Kathy Flory, with support by Dennis Dombroski, that $1500 be approved by use in elections and sending tax receipts.  The motion passed.


Rachel Osborn made a motion to amend the budget, with support from Kathy Flory, to increase the Election Equipment line (101-262-980) by $1500.  The motion passed.

Rachel Osborn made a motion, with support from Kathy Flory, that the Board move $3000 from the Cemetery Fund (101-276-001.2) to the Election Fund (101-262-702).  The motion passed.

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

Dennis Dombroski made a motion to adjourn at 8:35 pm, which was seconded by Kathy Flory.  The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk
Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk



     MULLETT TOWNSHIP ELECTION COMMISSION MINUTES FOR JULY 7, 2020
        MULLETT TOWNSHIP HALL - 6:45 P.M.  TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN 49791
The Mullett Township Election Commission was called to order by the Mullett Township Clerk, Rachel Osborn.  The meeting was held at the Mullett Township Hall in Topinabee, Michigan 49791 on July 7, 2020 at 6:45 p.m.  All members of the commission were present:  Hobart Kirsch, Kathy Flory, and Rachel Osborn.
After the recitation of the Pledge to the Flag, Public Comment was offered and there wasn't any public comments offered.
On a motion by Kathy Flory and seconded by Hobart Kirsch, Irene Tryban was appointed to be the manger of the Primary Election, August 4, 2020 to be held at the Mullett Township Hall. Motion passed.
Hobart made a motion to appoint the following election inspectors for the Primary Election, August 4, 2020,to be held at the Mullett Township Hall.  The motion was seconded by Kathy Flory and was passed:  Jill Lutz, Republican: Joyce Stromen Democrat:  Linda Biskupski,Democrat:  Laura LeHaie, Republican:  Heather Clymer, Republican:  Ann Klebba, Republican: Rachel Osborn, Republican:
Kathy Flory motioned to appoint the Receiving Board with Irene Tryban and Rachel Osborn serving with a second by Hobart Kirsch.  Motion passed.
Meeting Adjourned at 6:47 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Rachel Osborn
Mullett Township Clerk



MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR JUNE 9, 2020
MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Governor’s executive order limiting public gatherings.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Public Comment was opened at 7:03 pm.

Public Comment closed at 7:13 pm.

Rachel Osborn, with support by Dennis Dombroski, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the May 5, 2020 meeting with one correction clarifying the nature of State reimbursement for the postage to send AV applications.  The motion passed.
 
The Treasurer’s report is as follows:                                                                          
     General Fund 101                                                874,372
     Fire Fund 206                                                      637,687
     Liquor Fund 212                                                           94                                                      Street     Light Fund                                              14,125
     Library Fund 271                                                  84,327
     Tax Accounts                                                                  2

Supervisor Kirsch reported that the new speed signs are on their way.  They will be installed north of The Breakers and south of Beeson Street.

Resolution 2020 #11 – Resolution of Mullett Township Board Authorizing Placement of a Proposition to Determine if an Annual Meeting Shall Be Reestablished in Mullett Township, Or Not, On the Ballot For the General Election to Be Held on November 3, 2020 was read by Clerk Rachel Osborn.  Motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Hobart Kirsch, that the resolution be adopted.  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 adopted.

Resolution 2020 #12 – Resolution of Mullett Township Board Authorizing Exchange of Real Property was read by Clerk Rachel Osborn.  Motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Hobart Kirsch, that the resolution be adopted.  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 adopted.

The Topinabee Library will be opened at the Library Director’s discretion with safety measures as outlined by the Governor’s latest Executive order, including social distancing, masks, and daily screenings in place.

Supervisor Kirsch reported that Brian Wallace will be installing a landing at the boat dock at Boy Scout Park and anchoring the buoys.  Duane Smith will be installing the posts.

The upgrades to the kitchen and bathroom at East Mullett Hall will be done by Hobart Kirsch and Duane Smith.

A motion was made by John Brown, with support by Kathy Flory, that the bathrooms at Topinabee Park and Boy Scout Park be reopened as of June 10, 2020 with safety measures in place.  The motion passed.

The Sprinkler system for Topinabee Park, as well as the seeding and landscaping, will require the Park to be closed for six weeks so it will be scheduled for the fall.

A streetlight at the NW corner of Woodmansee Road is on the schedule for installation later this summer.

Further clarification is needed with Wade Trim before the Topinabee Restroom parking lot can go out for bid.  Tabled until the July meeting.

A motion was made by Hobart Kirsch, with support by Kathy Flory, to pay the North Star invoice in the amount of $1229. The motion passed.

In Board comments and concerns, Kathy Flory requested that, if at all possible, tax bills be paid at the bank or by mail.  Supervisor Kirsch read an email from a constituent.  The future rental of the township halls will be tabled until the July meeting, which will again be held via ZOOM on July 7, 2020.  The meeting ID# and phone in # will be posted and published as soon as available.

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

Kathy Flory made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 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
 FOR MAY 5, 2020
MEETING REMOTELY VIA ZOOM AT 7:00 PM

The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met remotely via Zoom due to the Governor’s stay at home order.  Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski, and John Brown.

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Public Comment was opened at 7:03 pm. 

Public Comment closed at 7:05 pm.

Dennis Dombroski, with support by Rachel Osborn, moved that the Board approve the minutes of the March 3, 2020 meeting, with one correction for a typographical error in the date.  The motion passed.  Rachel Osborn, with support by Kathy Flory, made a motion that the Board approve the minutes for the April 21, 2020 Special Meeting.  The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s reports are as follows:
                                                                             3/31/2020        4/30/2020
                      General Fund 101                             919,582          902,144
                      Fire Fund 206                                   651,932           627,130
                      Liquor Fund 212                                      115                  111
                      Street Light Fund 219                        15,411             13,412
                      Library Fund 271                                23,780             84,320
                      Tax Accounts                                            270                      2

Fourth Quarter Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 are as follows:

                        General Fund 101                        71,424.66
                        Fire Fund 206                              23,053.01
                        Liquor Fund 212                               322.95
                        Light Fund 219                              2,989.27
                        Library Fund 271                        14,208.59

 Revenue and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 are as follows:

                           Revenue/Projected Revenue   Expenditures /Budgeted Expenditures
General Fund      $412,748         $384,400                 $332,172                $678,125
Fire Fund            $214,737          $221,500               $176,069                $297,760
Liquor Fund            $1,383               $1502                   $1,184                    $1,440
Light Fund            $14,314            $15,000                 $12,262                  $13,000
Library Fund         $49,516           $46,470                 $46,116                   $61,500

Chief Mike English reported that in the last quarter the Topinabee Fire Department made 21 runs, had 1 large fire, and responded to power lines down.  They conducted training and equipment testing.

Topinabee Fire Committee reported that Township Attorney Tim MacArthur is writing the resolution for the property swap between the Township and the Berean Bible Church to be ready for the June meeting. Pre-engineering work in still ongoing with the construction company to finalize the price. Burt Township is planning on having their millage request on the November ballot.

The Board received a revised bid from Wade Trim regarding the Restroom parking lot expenditure.  Packets will be prepared and mailed to the Board members for their review and will be discussed at the June meeting.

A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Kathy Flory, to accept the Topinabee Development Association’s (TDA) offer to pay for the installation of a sprinkler system by Aqua Irrigation contingent on receiving sketches of the completed project.  The motion passed.

A motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support from Kathy Flory, to get a cost estimate for the renovation of the Old School House project.  The motion passed.  This estimate will be available to the public at a Public Hearing this summer to discuss this project.

In discussion of the status of the Library, the Board will wait for the Governor to approve the reopening of the Library.  The Board will ask the Library Director, Patty King, to explore the possibility of online cataloging of our books in the meantime.

Supervisor Kirsch will explore finding someone to put in stairs and installing the
posts at Boy Scout Park.  He will also research the problem with the buoys installed last year.

John Brown made a motion, with support from Kathy Flory, that Tim MacArthur’s contract as Township attorney be renewed and his retainer sent.  The motion passed.

Rachel Osborn, with support from Dennis Dombroski, made a motion that the Board suspend the practice of the trustees reviewing and signing off on the bills and bank ledger until in-person meetings can be reestablished.  The motion passed.

Rachel Osborn informed the Board that the Blight Ordinance Resolution was filed by the attorney on April 23rd and will be effective May 23, 2020.

Rachel Osborn also notified the Board that the Request for an Annual Meeting will be on the November ballot.

In light of the ongoing concern regarding the coronavirus pandemic, Township Clerk Rachel Osborn is going to send every registered voter an application to vote by Absentee Ballot for the August primary.  The postage and envelope costs are being reimbursed to Township to send out the applications are being reimbursed to the Township by the State.  (Correction made 6/9/2020)

Supervisor Kirsch will be proceeding with cost estimates for the upgrades at East Mullett Hall.  He is also continuing to investigate the issues on Birchwood Road and a streetlight at Woodmansee and 27.

Treasurer Kathy Flory informed the Board that the Library received $25,000 from the Elizabeth Benson Trust.  Supervisor Kirsch expressed the Board’s gratitude and appreciation for her generosity.

The June 2nd Board meeting will be held at Boy Scout Park if the Governor lifts the stay at home order.  If not or in case of rain, the meeting will be held via Zoom again.  The ID# will be posted on the website, bulletin boards, and newspapers.

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

John Brown made a motion to adjourn at 9:03 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


SPECIAL MULLETT TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
 FOR APRIL 21, 2020
TOPINABEE BEACH PAVILION – TOPINABEE, MICHIGAN, 6:00 PM


The Mullett Township Board of Trustees met at the Topinabee Beach Pavilion in Topinabee, Michigan, on April 21, 2020, at 6:00 PM. Members present were Hobart Kirsch, Rachel Osborn, Kathy Flory, Dennis Dombroski and John Brown. Social distancing was practiced as ordered by the Governor of Michigan.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Public Comment was opened at 6:01 p.m. with Patty King, Library Director, requesting direction about requests for the rental of Township facilities in the month of May and beyond in light of the Governor’s stay-at-home order. After discussion, a motion was made by Rachel Osborn, with support by Dennis Dombroski, to assume cancellation of any rental of township facilities, including the Mullett Township Hall and East Mullett Hall, through June 1st until the Governor lifts the order. The motion passed. Mrs. King was directed to notify those that had made inquiries.

Public Comment was closed at 6:09 p.m.

The purpose of the Special Meeting was to discuss the Topinabee Beach Public Restrooms. The pros and cons of having the restrooms remain open were discussed. A motion was made by Dennis Dombroski, with support by Hobart Kirsch, that the restrooms remain open. The motion failed to pass. By consensus of the Board the restrooms will be closed Wednesday, April 22, at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until the Board votes to reopen them.

The Board also discussed how to proceed with the May 5, 2020, monthly meeting. Supervisor Kirsch is going to explore options of either a remote Zoom meeting or an outdoor meeting at Schoolhouse Park.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Rachel Osborn, Mullett Township Clerk

Denise Ackerman, Deputy Clerk



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 March 3, 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 - $3500 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 $15 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.

John Brown motioned to hire Mike Marks to remove debris from the 
School House beginning as soon as the weather breaks at a rate of $25.00 per hour with a
second by Dennis Dombroski, motion passed>  ( this motion was mistakenly left out of the
minutes which were posted in March 2019, this is a correction on July 8, 2020)

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