JANUARY 25, 2022
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
A Regular Meeting of the Dundee Township Board was held Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Supervisor Uhl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Present were: Supervisor Uhl, Treasurer Hunt, Clerk Sanders and Trustees: Gary Lazette, CJ Horkey, Ken Jaworski & Travis Horkey.
Treasurer Hunt made a motion to revise the agenda to correct the dates of the Treasurers report from December 2022, to November 2021 & December 2021 and also to correct receipt 12160 on the report. The description should read “donation” not “rents”. Trustee Travis Horkey supported. Motion carried.
Trustee CJ Horkey made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on January 11, 2022. Clerk Sanders supported. Motion carried.
Clerk sanders made a motion to accept both Treasurers reports from November 2021 & December 2021. Trustee Gary Lazette supported. Motion carried. Trustee CJ Horkey made a motion to waive the reading and place on file, the 7 items of correspondence. Treasurer Hunt supported. Motion carried.
There was no public comment for this meeting.
In official reports, Supervisor Uhl informed the board that the letter from the AMAR was received for the audit of the assessing department. As discussed in the last meeting, Bryan Renius received 10 out of 10 for Dundee Township as well as other jurisdictions that he oversees. She also discussed the letter that we received from the Michigan department of State, informing us that according to the most recent United States census, the township has a population of 2,000 or more, which makes Dundee Township eligible to be incorporated as a charter township. There are agreements that have been made with the Village of Dundee that will be affected if the township became a charter township. The supervisor will look into what those are & let the board know. The board can choose to not enter into the process of becoming a charter township, or it can choose to become a charter township per a resolution, or it can be put on a ballot to be voted on. This item will be discussed further at a later date. The supervisor also asked the board to look at dates so that we can schedule the first 2 budget workshops. The board decided that on February 8th 2022 & February 22nd 2022, the first and second budget workshops will be held at 5pm before our regular board meetings.
Trustee CJ Horkey had a meeting with the fire chief and supervisor Uhl to discuss the needs & issues of the department & gave an update. As of 1/25/22 they have reached 97 calls for the year which has stretched the department thin. They have invited some of the Ida fire department to come to a meeting to discuss changes they have made and ideas they may have that we possibly would be able to use to help Dundee fire department. The fire department will have an updated budget to bring to the workshop next month.
Trustee Gary Lazette discussed light fixture updates that he has made at the library & also discussed the condition of Dixon Rd. He has noticed some inverted bumps located where the work was done on the road tiles. Supervisor Uhl expressed that she has spoken to the MCRC about the issue. Trustee Lazette also discussed his hopes to attend a zoning meeting at the Ida community room on February 9, 2022.
Trustee Ken Jaworski expressed his appreciation to Troy Goodnough for getting back to the township about an intersection that Trustee Jaworski said was a dangerous intersection and had noticed an increase in accidents, at a previous board meeting.
Treasurer Hunt discussed her contact with First Merchants bank. They may be able to offer the ability to accept credit card payments in the treasurer’s office for a lesser fee than what is currently offered. Further discussion with First Merchant will be had after the winter tax collection wraps up.
There was no Old Business to discuss at this time.
In new business, Clerk Sanders & Supervisor Uhl discussed the work and reviews they have been doing with Treasurer Hunt on the current budget. There will be more discussion on information for the board at the first budget workshop on February 8, 2022.
Clerk Sanders made a motion to pay the bills for 1/20/22 in the amount of $21,990.54. Trustee CJ Horkey supported. Motion carried.
Trustee Gary Lazette made a motion to adjourn. Treasurer Hunt supported. Motion carried. The meeting ended at 7:42pm.
The next meeting will be February 8, 2022.
Unapproved minutes submitted by:
Dundee Township Clerk
This page last updated on 3/22/2022.