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MARCH 21, 2019 AT 6:30 PM


The annual meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM with all Board members present, except Smith, and two visitors in attendance. Following the pledge to the flag, a motion was made by Neuman and supported by Van Overbeke to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2018 Annual meeting as written. All members-aye, motion CARRIED. The Treasurer reported the total amount of taxes collected and distributed to be $5,679,892.55. Of that, the township share of taxes collected was $240,747.02, and $13,513.83 delinquent. A motion was made by Shaw and supported by Neuman to retain Shelby State Bank and West Shore Bank, and add Fifth Third Bank, as our depositories for the General fund and Ramp fund. Roll call vote: Van Overbeke-aye, Neuman-aye, Fleming-aye, Shaw-aye; motion CARRIED. A motion was made by Shaw and supported by Neuman to continue to hold our regular meeting on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 PM, with the exception of the May meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. All members-aye, motion CARRIED.

Cemetery report: There were thirteen lots sold and one transferred. There were nine monument placements and twelve burials. At the request of a lot owner, a grave marker was repositioned at Benona Township Cemetery. We also responded to several requests for information for genealogical studies.

Zoning Administrator’s report: Airy gave an overview of his activities for 2018. Permit activity for 2016 was as follows: Regular Zoning permits-52, Critical Dune permits-4, Conditional Use permits-1, Sign permits-10, RV permits-40, Land divisions-15, Variance requests-2, and Lot Line Adjustments-1. Total fees collected for permits: $5,175.00.

Final changes to the 2019-20 General fund budget, the 2019-20 Ramp fund budget, 2019-20 Shelby-Benona Fire District budget, 2019-20 Shelby Area Library budget, and the 2019-20 Salary & Wage Schedule were explained by the Clerk and discussed. One final adjustment was made to the General Fund budget, increasing the Road Millage budget line to $212,500.00 and to the Salary & Wage Schedule increasing “Clerical” to match the Deputies’ rate to simplify FOIA billing. The Ramp Fund expenditures were also adjusted.

A motion was made by Van Overbeke and supported by Shaw to adjourn and the meeting was dismissed at 7:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Margie Shaw, Clerk