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Minutes from Tecumseh Township Meeting - June 12, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:o5 PM by Supervisor, Curt Brown followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were Supervisor Brown, Treasurer Bunch, Clerk Gerald Coulter, Trustee Lamb and Trustee Feight. Attorney Mike Brooks was also in attendance.

The minutes from the May 8, 2017 meeting were not available. They will be submitted for discussion and approval at the July meeting.

Guests: Mr. and Mrs. Sean Murphy asked about regulations for opening a kennel in the Township. We informed them that our zoning regulations require a minimum of 10 acres for this purpose. They were informed of their right to request a zoning hearing along with costs they would incur for such a hearing. They thanked the Board and will consider their options.

The regular meeting was adjourned after a motion by Curt Brown, second by Rick Bunch was passed. We then moved into a special meeting to present and discuss the proposed 2017/2018 budget. We also discussed the potential to collect a special operating millage to be collected with our Winter Tax cycle. This is primarily to cover the extra cost incurred by the Township for re-assessing of all Township parcels.

During this session we also voted to increase the per meeting pay for Trustees from $ 100.00 to $ 120.00.

At 7:30 a motion to close the special session and re-open regular meeting was made by Rick Bunch, seconded by Mike Feight and passed.

The question of pay increases was then considered. Motion to approve made by Bunch and seconded by Brown. Motion passed.

A motion to approve 2017/2018 budget a s presented was made by Coulter, seconded by Feight and passed.

At this time the floor was turned over to Kevin Decker from Decker Insurance Agency who was in attendance to present our new policy for Township coverage. It is based on the PAR Plan model used for most townships. Our coverage is improved and updated and the total cost is only $ 25.00 per year additional. The Board thanked Kevin Decker for his presentation and for coming to our meeting to present it.

At this point, the Treasurer' report was read and placed on file.

Bills were presented. Coulter motioned to pay them as presented ;seconded by Lamb and approved.

Building permits presented and placed on file.

New Business: Curt Brown requested Township pay for an assessing and taxation seminar( $ 89.00 ) that he wants to attend. Motion to approve made by Bunch and seconded by Feight. Motion carried.

Pat Lamb reported that she had been approached by an out of town couple who wanted to put a mobile home on a lot in Agricultural zoned area. She advised them that they would need 20+ acres. She also informed them of their rights for a Zoning Board meeting as well as potential costs to do so. No action at this point.

A motion to adjourn was made by Coulter and seconded by Brown. Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

Curtis L. Brown,

Gerald Coulter,

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