Monthly Minutes!

January 9, 2017

The regular meeting of the Tecumseh Township Board was called to order at 7:05 PM by Supervisor Curt Brown who led the assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present were: Supervisor Brown, Clerk Coulter, Treasurer Bunch, Trustee Lamb. Trustee Mike Feight was absent. Attorney Mike Brooks was also present.

There were no guest comments

A motion to approve the minutes from the December 12th, 2016 meeting was made by Bunch and seconded by Lamb. The motion carried.

Treasurer's report was given by Rick Bunch and was placed on file.

Bills were presented by Bunch, motion to pay made by Lamb, seconded by Coulter. Motion passed.

Building Inspectors Report: Pat Lamb presented the Permit List for YTD 2017 for building, renovation projects. It was placed on file.

Old Business:
A. Amanda Lacelle's proposed contract presented for review and approval. This is for Reappraisal services only. Mike Brooks pointed out several areas that needed revising, esp. designating Amanda as an "Independent Contract Employee". He will revise and re-submit with corrections noted. The Board approved the contract as amended so that we can move forward with this reappraisal. Motion made by Lamb, seconded by Coulter and approved.

New Business:
A. The new slate for the Board of Review was presented by Supervisor Brown. Members are as follow: Paul Slovenski, Greg Lewis, Charlie McLaughlin with Karl Brown serving as Alternate. Motion to accept and approve made by Coulter, seconded by Bunch and approved.
B. Two petitions for alterations/splits of land were submitted . One by R. Maynard on his property to allow his son to build and one by J. Travis to divide a lot in Loire Valley. Both petitions previously reviewed by Tim Voorhees when he was still our Assessor and by the county. Motion to approve made by Brown , seconded by Lamb and passed.
C. Curt Brown asked for ideas for the new Township Newsletter. Suggestion was made to include an overall review of the reappraisal program so that Township residents will be clear about all provisions.
D. Coulter related conversations re: request for a Risk Assessment review for the Township as requested by Pam Code of Control Services. This was discussed with our insurance carrier, Kevin Decker for verification. Decker Agency is aware and urged us to participate. This is a no charge service as part of our insurance coverage. Coulter was instructed to schedule this meeting for either February 8th or 9th, 2017.

Supervisor's Report: Curt Brown reported that the Township had received an invitation from the Lenawee County Solid Waste Committee as follow-up to the widespread rejection by many municipalities of their originally submitted plan. Meeting is scheduled for January 18th, 2017. Coulter will plan to attend to represent the Township. A motion was also made at this time to provide funding for new Board of Review members for training in Chelsea. Motion made by Bunch, seconded by Brown and passed.

There were no Guest Comments.

Motion to adjourn meeting made by Bunch, seconded by Brown and passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:59 P.M.

Curtis L. Brown,

Gerald Coulter,

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