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February 13, 2017

Minutes of Meeting

Meeting called to order by Supervisor Curt Brown at 7:02 PM. Present were Brown, Bunch, Coulter, Feight and Lamb. Attorney Mike Brooks was also in attendance.

Minutes for prior meeting were read and approved by voice vote. Motion to approve by Rick Bunch;seconded by Pat Lamb.

Rick Bunch gave the Treasurer's Report. It was placed on file. Rick Bunch presented bills which were discussed and approved by voice vote. Motion to approve made by Gerald Coulter and seconded by Mike Feight.

Building Inspector's Report: no report.

Old Business: Amanda Lacelle's proposed contract to serve as our Assessor for the state mandated re-assessment was reviewed again in light of additional information from recent Michigan Township Association ( MTA ) training stating that "an Assessor must be an employee of the Township". Our proposed contract has her listed as an independent contractor. This ruling is believed to be driven primarily by the IRS wanting to insure taxes and social security are being withheld. Mike Brooks stated that he believes this would be covered by her employment contract with the City of Tecumseh but Curt Brown will check with City of Tecumseh to make sure this is properly covered. In the meantime, she will move forward with the re-assessment needed to satisfy the State of Michigan.

Amanda Lacelle prepared a letter explaining this re-assessment and what residents can expect from this. This will be sent to all Township residents in the upcoming newsletter( April 2017 ). Pat Lamb asked for any additional info Board members would like to see in this upcoming newsletter. G. Coulter suggested we let residents know that we no longer have access to G & S materials on Ives Rd. for dropping off grass, brush and yard waste.

New Business: Coulter and Brown shared information on Lenawee County's project to replace all voting equipment, hopefully in time for proposed November 2017 elections. Curt Brown and a poll worker will attend demonstration of proposed equipment in March. Gerald Donaldson was approved by voice vote to be renewed as our representative to the River Raisin Watershed Council. Lamb made motion to approve; Coulter seconded.

Board of Review Training was held in Jackson, Michigan and was attended by Paul Slavinski, Curt Brown and Carl Brown.

Curt Brown made a motion to approve paying cost of overnight stay for Clerk Coulter when he attends Election Certification Training in Grand Rapids area in April. Pat Lamb seconded and motion was approved by voice vote.

G. Coulter asked for approval to buy a new phone for Clerk's home use. Old phone is not working well. Motion made by Bunch;seconded by Lamb and approved by voice vote.

Curt Brown shared the ratios established for 2016/2017 by the State of Michigan Tax Commission. They are Agriculture( 46.49 ), Commercial( 49.91 ), Industrial ( 49.08 ), and Residential (47.48 ).

G. Coulter moved to adjourn meeting;seconded by C. Brown. Motion approved by voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Gerald Coulter,

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