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Minutes from Tecumseh Township Meeting-----May 8, 2017

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Curt Brown at 7:00 PM followed by the pledge of allegiance. Supervisor Brown, Treasurer Bunch, Clerk Coulter, Trustees Brown and Feight were in attendance. Attorney Michael Brooks was also in attendance.

The minutes were approved as published by Feight: motion, Lamb: seconded. Motion carried. Treasurer's report was presented and placed on file.

Bills were presented by Treasurer Bunch and approved for payment. Motion: Coulter, Seconded: Feight. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Brown reported the receipt of a letter from the State of Michigan Tax Commission informing the Township that the state will assume the tax rolls for the township for 2017 absent any assessor signature for the rolls. Curt notified the Tax Commission of our situation due to dismissal of former assessor and the hiring of Amanda Lacelle to handle these duties for 2017 and beyond. We will pursue steps to get this situation back under our control.

Brown also advised us that Amanda Lacelle is moving forward with the re-assessment as mandated by the State of Michigan and expects to meet the deadlines set by the state.

New Business:

We reviewed the list of road improvement projects for 2017 which would exceed $ 184,000 if all done this year. Discussion followed and it was decided to do the following based on need and funds available.

Billmeyer Hwy.---M-50 to Milwaukee( $ 75,2002.12 )

Stone Rd.---Smith Rd. to Tec/Macon line ( our share half or $10,320.64 )

Allen Rd.---Macon Rd. to Tec./Clinton Twp. Line ( our share half or $2,668.65 )

Terms: 1/3 payment down initially and 2/3 balance on completion.

Motion: Coulter, Seconded: Lamb, motion carried.

Lilly Fund----It was moved( Lamb), seconded(Brown ) that we write checks from this fund as in the past to Tecumseh Service Organization and The Daily Bread Basket. Motion carried.

Comcast Franchise Agreement: It was agreed that we would retain current franchise rate of 3%. Motion,Bunch: Seconded, Feight, motion carried.

Wage Reviews: Supervisor Brown would like to review wage structure for possible reduction for the Supervisor and an increase for meeting rate for non-officer Trustees. This discussion will be continued to future meetings.

Corridor Improvement Authority by City of Tecumseh is looking to form an Improvement Corridor to promote business development in the area. It would also seek to find a way to obtain a beer/wine/liquor license for the former Big Boy when it sheds its franchise agreement with the Big Boy chain this year. Because there are areas in the proposed corridor that are in the Tecumseh Township , they want to include us in the efforts. We will study this further but no action was taken.

We will finalize our 2017/2018 Township budget at the June meeting at 7:15 PM and Clerk Coulter was requested to get a notice of this posted in the Tecumseh Herald prior to the meeting.

G.Coulter reported from the Quarterly Clerk's meeting that Dominion had been chosen as the supplier of the new voting equipment for the county. It is projected that the county will have this equipment operational for the November elections. Cost for the Township's share are estimated to be approximately $ 7,900 annually. A resolution to apply for a grant to fund was introduced by the clerk. A motion to approve offered by Bunch and seconded by Feight. The motion was passed unanimously and declared adopted.

G. Coulter motioned that the meeting be adjourned; seconded by Brown. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Curtis L. Brown,

Gerald Coulter,

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