Monthly Minutes

November 13, 2023
Attendees: Supervisor Curt Brown, Treasurer Rick Bunch, Clerk Rita Roth, Trustee Jerry Coulter, Trustee Mike Feight, Attorney Michael Brooks
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Curt Brown.  Supervisor Curt Brown led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Guest Comments:
All Board members had reviewed minutes from the October 9, 2023 meeting. There were no corrections or changes. Bunch made a motion to approve, seconded by Brown. Motion passed by voice vote.
Treasurers Report:
Treasurer Bunch gave a report on the financial status of the Township.  There being no additions or corrections, the report was placed on file.  Treasurer Bunch presented the list of bills for discussion. The October bills included 19 inspections in September for building, electrical, and mechanical projects. Motion to pay bills made by Coulter, seconded by Feight. Motion passed by voice vote.
Clerks Report:
1. Clerk Roth provided election results for the November 7, 2023 Tecumseh Public School renewal millage - 23% voter turnout, approved with 465 of 656 yes votes.
2. Election expenses for the November 7 election of $366.95 is being submitted to Tecumseh Public Schools for reimbursement.
3. Additional AV ballot envelopes for 2024 were ordered from Spectrum Printers and the invoice was submitted to the treasurer for payment.
4. Clerk Roth discussed signage needs for the new township location, and shared meeting highlights presented at recent Bureau of Elections Proposal 2022-2 update. Michigan legislature session is expected to end November 14, 2023 which allows for Early Voting option for voters and the Presidential Primary Election date to be February 27, 2024.
Building Inspectors Report:
Old Business
Solar Ordinance - The Planning Commission has finalized the Solar Ordinance and will present motion for approval at public hearing January 8, 2024. Details of the Solar Ordinance are available for review on the township website.
Township Hall - Attorney Michael Brooks distributed copies to the board of the lease agreement with Riverbend Friends Church for use of office, meeting, and election site, with a term of 5 years, beginning November 2023. A public notice will be issued in local newspapers and new Voter ID cards mailed to advise voters of the new polling location after the contract has been signed by both parties.
New Business: 
A Quotation from Spectrum Printers for printing and mailing of new voter ID cards with the new township polling location was presented to the board but will not be ordered before a signed contract by Riverbend Friends Church. Motion to approve made by Brown, seconded by Bunch. Motion passed by voice vote.
Supervisors Report
Open Discussion:
There being no additional business before the Board, Bunch made a motion to adjourn. Motion seconded by Feight. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.
Next meeting is Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7 pm.

Rita Roth, Clerk

Curtis Brown, Supervisor



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