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September 25, 2018


The Regular Meeting of the Dundee Township Board was held Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the Dundee Township Hall.  Supervisor Uhl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.    The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Roll call of officials was taken:  Supervisor Uhl, Treasurer Sontag, Clerk Salenbien and Trustees:  C.J. Horkey (arrived late), Gary Lazette, Travis Horkey and Ken Jaworski were present.  Clerk Salenbien moved to approve the agenda upon adding under “Old Business”, Assessing Discussions.  Trustee Travis supported.  Motion carried.  Treasurer Sontag moved to approve the Regular Meeting minutes of September 11, 2018 and waive the reading of such.  Trustee Lazette supported.  Motion carried.  Trustee Jaworski moved to approve the August 2018, Treasurer’s report and Clerk Salenbien supported.  Motion carried.  Treasurer Sontag moved to approve the correspondence and place on file.  Clerk Salenbien supported.  Motion carried. 



A resident who lives on Petersburg Road was present to address his driveway approach since the road work was completed.  Residents from Dundee Ridge and Representatives from Dundee Products discussed/shared concerns regarding the Dundee Products new addition. 



Assessing Department:  Assessor Brazeau reported later in the meeting. 


Building Department:  Dennis Kolar presented the monthly permit list from August 25, 2018 through September 25, 2018.  Inspector Kolar reported the building department is busy with permits. 


Supervisor Uhl:  None


Trustee C.J.:  None


Trustee Lazette: Trustee Lazette reported he attended a “coffee hour” with Jason Shepard and addressed Radka Road repairs and DEQ permitting.  Mr. Shepard suggested Commissioner Hoffman and Randy Pierce contact him for further discussions. 


Trustee Travis Horkey:  None


Trustee Jaworski:  Trustee Jaworski reported the gate at Maplegrove Cemetery needs some repair work and has contacted Larry Kreps regarding this. 


Treasurer Sontag:  Treasurer Sontag reported all taxes received are in and posted.  Anyone with information for the yearly inserts will be needed soon.  Treasurer Sontag reported that her Deputy, Laura Nevers has agreed to assist the assessing department with some clerical work.  Her first priority is to Treasurer Sontag. 


Clerk Salenbien:  Clerk Salenbien reported ballots will be going out in the couple weeks. 



Library Step Repair Quotes:  Trustee Lazette reported on two quotes he had received for repairs to the Library steps.  One quote from Soave Landscaping was for $3,000 and one from Concrete Saw Cutters was $1,750.  The board discussed both proposals and scope of work.  Trustee Jaworski moved to accept the quote for $1750.00 from Concrete Saw Cutters to repair the steps at the Library.  Clerk Salenbien supported.  Motion carried.


Leib Cemetery Flag Pole Discussion:  A dedication will take place at Leib Cemetery on October 6th at 10:00 a.m. where a flagpole was installed by the “Flags over Veterans” group.  All are invited to attend. 


Schultz Pond-Bond-Discussions:  Supervisor Uhl reported on the letter received from Mr. Schultz in response to his obligation to the Township.  Nothing has changed in his offer other than Mr. Schultz is asking for a five year extension in the deadline to October 1, 2023.  A letter has been set to Stoneco and the bond company regarding Mr. Schultz’s failure to honor his obligation to the township by the deadline date according to the consent judgement. 


Assessing Discussions:  Assessor Brazeau was present to discuss the vacancy in the assessing department and the search for a replacement.  Mr. Brazeau explained the extreme shortage of qualified applicants in the field of assessing.  One application was received from Barry Waldron.  Assessor Brazeau requested several weeks ago that he be allowed to use Barry as temporary help until this meeting at which time a decision would be made.  Assessor Brazeau reported Barry is willing to learn and has already enrolled in the online course to obtain his Level 2 certification.  Trustee CJ expressed some concern if Barry will stay around to get his level 2 and will he stay after he obtains his certification.  Mr. Brazeau felt Barry is qualified and capable of doing the job and would like to make a recommendation to the board to hire him as an employee.  Clerk Salenbien reported that Mr. Waldron stated in his resume that if he was hired he would be willing to immediately pursue the MCAO training and certification to advance his abilities and professional development.  These classes would be at his expense and not the township’s.  A tornado warning was issued at this time.  Supervisor Uhl made a motion to hire Barry Waldron as an employee and that he be paid $15.00 hour until he has his MCAO certification at which time the board will review the salary according to our pay range.  Treasurer Sontag stated her deputy could assist in assessing when she is not needed in her department.  Trustee CJ supported.  Motion carried.     



2019 Road Discussions:  Supervisor Uhl reported that the final section of Petersburg Road is going to be paid for 100% by the MCRC.  They are going to use the $83,000 that we would get from them for our primary roads in 2019 but other than that we don’t have to budget to pay the bulk of that project.  With additional funds available it now opens up possibilities to finish our chip seal rotation work that we couldn’t do in 2018 along with 2019 chip seal work and money to significantly improve one of our local roads.  Supervisor Uhl gave board members a “Cost Per Mile Estimates” handout that was received from the MCRC.  Supervisor Uhl stated she will meet again with our Roads Committee for ideas and asked board members to do the same.  There was additional discussion of stoning and berm removal areas. 



Trustee Jaworski commented on how well Dundee Products representatives and Dundee Ridge residents communicated with each other earlier in the meeting. 


Motion made by Supervisor Uhl supported by Trustee Lazette to pay the bills from 9/20/18 in the amount of $40,247.40.   Motion carried.    


Motion made by Trustee CJ supported by Trustee Jaworski to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m. 


                                                                                                Respectfully Submitted,



                                                                                                Janet M. Salenbien

                                                                                                Township Clerk






Joanna Uhl





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