Ravenna Township

3770 Blackmer Road, Ravenna Michigan 49451

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The January meeting of the Ravenna Township Board was called to order on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Ken Punter. Members present were: Sonja Patterson, Treasurer; Penny Sherman, Clerk; Elmer Hoyle, Trustee; Bruce Yonker, Trustee; Ken Punter, Supervisor; Greg Crowley, Fire Chief and 3 guests. Pledge to the Flag was led by Diane Landheer. Prayer was said by Trustee Elmer Hoyle. Motion by Hoyle, support by Sherman to approve the minutes from the Regular Township Board Meeting held December 12, 2013. Motion carried. Agenda was approved as presented.
Public Comments: None.
Assessor: No report.
Fire Board: Call Report: 12 Medicals, 4 P.I.’s and 5 Fires (1 assist to Conklin and 1 assist to Moorland). Sherman will call for a repair of the thermostat in the fire station. The Fire Department Annual Bowling Tournament will be held on January 25, 2014 at the Ravenna Bowl. There will be three shifts. Please come out and support our Fire Department. We had 171 runs in 2013. People interested in a burn permit may go the web site: www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits. Address signs will be $20.00 and may be purchased by contacting the Township Hall at 231-853-6205. PLEASE KEEP HYDRANTS SHOVELED AND CLEAR.
Building Inspector: None.
Zoning Administrator: None.
Museum/Library: Everything is going good. Old part of the library is being drywalled at this time. Double doors for the interior and exterior will be ordered and will cost approximately $6000.00 total. Library Expansion project is running close to budget and looks to be completed in late February/early March.
Cemetery: Motion by Sherman, support by Patterson to pay plowing bill for November/December in the amount of $780.00. Motion carried.
Planning Commission: Did not meet. Members of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals will be notified regarding upcoming training meeting at the Ottawa County Building/Fillmore location.
Chamber of Commerce: Will meet on January 14, 2014.
New Business: Motion by Patterson, support by Yonker to approve payment of $1000.00 to Sickles Consulting for creation of the new website. Motion carried. (Punter abstained due to family relationship.) Motion by Sherman, support by Patterson to approve creation of new township emails at a price of $300.00 to Sickles Consulting. Motion carried. (Punter abstained due to family relationship.) The new township website address is: www.ravennatwp.com Motion by Patterson, support by Sherman to approve Punter and one other Township Board Member to attend the Local Road Millage Ballot Campaign Workshop at a price of $85.00. Motion carried.
Unfinished Business: None.
Treasurer’s Report: Patterson presented Treasurer’s Report. Motion by Sherman, support by Punter to pay all bills and accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. Office Administrator wages are $14.50 per hour and Maintenance/Sexton wages are $9.00 per hour.
Correspondence: Thank you was received from Randy Landheer.
Public Comment: None.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Submitted by: Penny Sherman, Ravenna Township Clerk
These minutes are considered proposed until approved at the next board meeting.