Ravenna Township

3770 Blackmer Road, Ravenna Michigan 49451

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October 9, 2014

The October meeting of the Ravenna Township Board was called to order on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Ken Punter. Pledge to the Flag was led by Punter. Prayer was led by Trustee Elmer Hoyle.  Members present were:  Ken Punter, Supervisor; Sonja Patterson, Treasurer; Penny Sherman, Clerk; Elmer Hoyle Trustee; Bruce Yonker, Trustee; and Greg Crowley, Fire Chief.   Motion by Yonker, support by Hoyle to approve the Agenda.  Motion carried.  Motion by Sherman, support by Patterson to approve minutes from the September 11, 2014 Township Board Meeting and the September 19, 2014 Special Meeting.  Motion carried.

Citizens Comments: None.


Assessor: Assessors attended a meeting regarding a State audit that will be taken County wide in the near future. Microsoft Office needs to be purchased and installed on the Assessor’s computers.

Fire Board:  Call report: 13 Medicals, 1 P.I., 5 Wire Down calls and 1 Fire (assist to Moorland).  Fire Prevention Open House with an appearance by Smokey Bear will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.   Tanker has been purchased in the amount of $15,000.00 from the Casnovia Fire Department.  Street light at the corner of Ravenna Road and Ellis Road needs to be fixed.  Motion by Sherman, support by Patterson to approve the yearly Fire Department Payroll in the amount of $39,216.00.   Motion carried.   People interested in a burn permit may go the web site: www.dnr.state.mi.us/burn permits.   Address signs are available to purchase for $20.00, if anyone is interested they should call the Township Hall at 231-853-6205.

Building Inspector: 3 permits were issued (1 electrical and 2 mechanical).

Museum/Library: Larry has finished painting the outside step, approach and book return container and it looks great. Ravenna Township would like to thank the Friends of the Library for purchasing 2 speakers and a Blue-Ray player.

Cemetery: Sherman is completing the application to receive reimbursement from the State for the damage to the Cemetery during the April 12th storm.

Planning Commission: Planning Commission will meet October 20, 2014.

Zoning Administrator:   A desk top computer needs to be purchased for the Zoning Administrator.  Zoning Administrator is sending  out letters to residents who have a code violation.

Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce will meet October 14, 2014.

Road Commission: Work on Ellis Road from Ravenna Road to Squires Road will be done next Spring.

New Business: None

Unfinished Business: None.

Treasurers Report: Patterson presented Treasurer’s report.  Motion by Hoyle, support by Yonker to pay  bills and accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried.

Ravenna Township would like to thank Sharon DeLong (Kay Punter’s mother) for painting the saw blade to replicate our Township Flag. We would also like to thank Andrew Spencer and Brandy Freeland from Spencer’s Auto Body for clear coating and lines/pinstriping the saw blade.

Motion by Yonker, support by Hoyle to adjourn. Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

– Submitted by: Penny Sherman, Clerk

These minutes are considered proposed until approved at the next board meeting.