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May 14, 2018 Monthly Meeting, Tecumseh Township
 
Meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Supervisor, Curt Brown. In attendance were Brown, Treasurer Bunch, Clerk Coulter, Trustee Lamb, and Trustee Feight. Legal Counsel Michael Brooks was also in attendance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said and comments from the audience were invited. There were no guest comments.
Minutes from April meeting were reviewed Rick Bunch moved to approve them; second by Mike Feight. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report given by Rick Bunch. There was no discussion and the report was placed on file.
Rick Bunch presented bills for payment. Motion to pay these made by Coulter; seconded by Feight. Motion passed.
Building Inspector: No report.
 
New Business
Mike Brooks gave a quick update on meeting with our lawyer Brian Doyle from Varnum Law Group in Grand Rapids. Curt Brown and Gerald Coulter attended this meeting held in Mike Brooks office on May 14, 2018. This is the Marogi challenge to our Zoning Board decision to deny their request to rezone the parcel on the corner of M-50 and Billmeyer Hwy.to commercial. The suit is in the beginning stages of discovery and there is no significant development to report at this time.
Gerald Coulter informed the group of the upcoming Dinner Meeting for the Lenawee County Planning Commission to which we are invited.
Supervisor Brown presented the wording of the renewal assessment for the Township for safety, police protection, and ambulance service for four (4) years. Millage to be 1 mil on each dollar of State Equalized Value( SEV ). Motion to approve made by Lamb, seconded by Bunch. Motion passed. Clerk Coulter to file with County Clerk’s office to be included on August 7, 2018 Primary Election ballot.
Curt Brown discussed the need to get the 2017/2018 Budget completed. We will hold a public meeting at 7:15 PM at our next monthly meeting, June 11, 2018. Clerk Coulter will make sure public notice is given in the Tecumseh Herald. A motion to give the Township Clerk authority to amend the budget as needed to meet non-budgeted items was made by Curt Brown; seconded by Pat Lamb. Motion passed.
Curt Brown reminded the Board that our Charter requires us to hold twice yearly open public meetings for Township citizens to address zoning issues. He wants to get the Board and Zoning Board to start holding these on a regular basis.
Curt Brown presented the request from the county to confirm tax rates as proposed. Motion to accept made by Coulter; seconded by Bunch. Motion passed.
Clerk Coulter requested permission to purchase additional shelving to get all Township records safely stored off floor in Martin’s storage areas we rent. He cited roof leaks during winter and water damage to adjoining rooms in that facility. Cost to be approximately $ 75.00. Bunch made motion to approve; seconded by Feight. Motion passed.
 
Old Business:  None
Motion made to adjourn meeting by Coulter; seconded by Bunch. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.
 
 
Gerald Coulter, Clerk                                               
Curtis Brown, Supervisor

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