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The Township Board meets on the first Monday of each month (if Monday is a holiday we meet the following day) at 7:30 p.m. There is always opportunity for Township residents to comment on anything relating to the Township. This means you are welcome to the meetings.

Meeting dates.  Those dates are the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.  If the first Monday is a federally observed holiday, the meeting will be held the Tuesday following the Monday that is a holiday at 7:30 pm. The Annual meeting, budget hearing and regular meeting will be held the last regular business day in March  at 7:30 p.m    There will be no regular meeting in April.

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                                                      BOARD OF REVIEW

                                                    ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

                                                       BARRY COUNTY

                                                           MICHIGAN

 

 

Pursuant to Michigan Compiled Law (MCL 211), the ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW convened on Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 6:10 p.m.

 

PRESENT:  Lola Hedges, Member; Sally Sheldon, member.  Lola Hedges was unanimously elected to serve as chair.

 

BUSINESS AT HAND:

 

1.    The July 2018 BOR minutes unanimously approved as written.

2.    Poverty exemption granted to parcel 08-01-003-011-30 at 100% for 2018.

3.    Qualified agricultural exemption granted to parcel 08-01-011-005-40 for 2018.

4.    Principal residence exemption granted to parcel 08-01-011-001-00 for 2017.

5.    Principal residence exemption granted to parcel 08-01-011-001-00 for 2018.

6.   Principal residence exemption granted to parcel 08-01-036-029-10 for 2018.

7.   Principal residence exemption granted to parcel 08-01-036-029-10 for 2017.

8.  Meeting Adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

Mike P. Timmons, Secretary

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

December 3, 2018

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, December 3, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Ryder-Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT: 

-Thank you, to those that voted for her.

-The county has appointed a board to review the County Health Department, to assure money is being well spent.

-The Board of Commissioners delayed signing the contract for the new jail, to review the contract and take everything into consideration including the size of the building.

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion made by T. Ryder-Stephens, Supported by J. Miller to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The November 6, 2018 election went okay, there were a couple of issues, one of which was the VAT not printing ballots in the late hours of the election. It would have been very helpful to have been able to contact Pamela Eastman the night of the election for advice.  Also, phone service does not work in the hall area, making it impossible to receive advice and perform task at the same time. 

-More discussion in regard to up-dating the clerk’s computer system to windows 10. The last two elections the township used the Deputy Clerk’s personal computer that is equipped with windows 10.

-Once again the Supervisor has requested the format of the budget report be in a different format than it has been presented in for the last serval years, from the current system the township has supplied the Clerk with. The Clerk once again informed the Supervisor at this point in time she did not have the ability to do so. The Supervisor stated he was able to do so on a spread sheet.

-Ross Sprague from Walker, Fluke and Sheldon is here to present the findings of the audit.

 

TREASURER:

-Will research vacuum cleaners.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by J. Miller to spend up to $200.00 for a new vacuum for the hall. 

All members vote YES.

 

-The Treasurer would like to see window blinds installed in the new addition.

-Due to illness the Treasure was not able to attend the training approved in November and would like to be able to attend training December 13, 2018.

 

Motion made by T. Ryder-Stephens, Supported by M. Timmons to authorize the $133.00 for training previously approved in November to be applied to training on December 13, 2018.

All members vote YES.

 

-The Treasurer is still researching the amounts paid in the past to the Drain Commission.

-Discussion in regard to Deputy Treasurer.

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-There is a mouse issue he will be addressing.

-The board may want to consider gravel for the parking lot.

-Is researching the total cost of blown-in insulation, for the old section of the hall.

-Kent Oil will be checking the propane usage more often and the board may want to consider getting a larger holding tank.

-There may be a possibility of getting chairs donated for the new addition.

 

TRUSTEE:  Gene Waterbury

-Will be meeting with Jake from the Fire Department to check the fire extinguishers and the building for safety.

 

ASSESSOR:

 

-The computers are working well.

-There are some errors that will need to be addressed at the board of review.

-If it would be possible to obtain the information from the Veterans Administration in advance, the Assessor would be able to have thing prepared ahead.

                                                                                                                                               

SUPERVISOR: 

-Road Commission annual meeting is Tuesday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

-Board of Review:  December 11, Tuesday 6-7 p.m. to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact, Review Principle Residence changes and receive requests for property tax exemption.

-The township is still in need of one or two more alternate Board of Review Representatives.

-The Supervisor will purchase additional surge protectors for the hall.

 

In regard to Marihuana:  Because of the cost of inspecting, policing and other cost involved in administering the licensing of marihuana related establishments, Assyria Township has chosen not to authorize such establishments in the township.

 

Ross Sprague from Walker, Fluke and Sheldon presented the township’s audit report.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,   Annette Terry, Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

November 5, 2018

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, November 5, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:  None

 

Pete Dunn, Johnstown’s Fire Chief, introduced himself.

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion made by J. Miller, Supported by T. Stephens-Ryder to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The election is November 6, 2018. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

-In regard to the request of the Supervisor to change the format of the budget report, it is not possible to do so at this time.

-The auditor stated he was happy with the way the Clerk and Treasurer were performing their duties, that everything was neat clean.

-It will be necessary to up-date the clerk’s computer system to windows 10 in the near future.

 

TREASURER:

-Will research vacuum cleaners, once the taxes are out.

-The county needs to be reimbursed $559.84, for the tax exempt status of the Metcalf Lake property Parcel 08-01-031-020-00 being reinstated.

 

Motion made by T. Ryder-Stephens, supported by J. Miller to reimburse Barry County the sum of $559.84, for the Metcalf Lake property Parcel 08-01-031-020-00 tax exempt status being reinstated. 

All members vote YES.

 

-Discussion about computers and the possibility of hiring Pamela Eastman as our IT person rather than Dr. Chuck at The Matrix in Hastings. More information pending.

-There is a training class in Okemos on November 13th the treasurer would like to attend.

 

Motion made by T. Stephens-Ryder, supported by M. Timmons to pay $133.00 for treasurer training on November 13, 2018.

All members vote YES.

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-The exterior light has been installed, however we did not receive a quote as to the dollar amount in doing so.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by, T. Stephens-Ryder to revise the expense of having the generator and light installed from $6,700.00 to $7,000.00.

All members vote YES.

 

-There will need to be some additional work done to have the propane run to the generator.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by, T. Stephens-Ryder to pay up to $700.00 to have the plumbing ran to the new generator. 

All members vote YES.

 

-Dar Leaf will be attending our next meeting. 

 

TRUSTEE:  Gene Waterbury

-The air conditioning cover has been installed.

-A local jobber  will try to have figures to us as soon as possible in regard to the other miscellaneous items for upgrades  on the building. 

-Will inquire with the fire chief about inspecting the building’s fire extinguishers.

 

ASSESSOR:

-Recommends we hire Pam Eastland be our IT person.

-The computers are hooked up.

-Described the outdated condition of our property records and the need to bring the assessing database up to date which will require considerable extra hours of labor.   

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by, T. Stephens-Ryder to pay Roger Smith a bonus of $3,000.00 to bring Assyria Township’s assessing responsibilities in line.

All members vote YES.

                                                                                                                                               

SUPERVISOR:

-Supported combining the Murry & Roberts intercounty drains in the Barry/Eaton County Drainage District, which feeds the Kalamazoo Water Shed.

-Annual Road’s meeting is Tuesday January 15, 2019, at 1:00 p. m.

-An ad needs to be run in the Reminder November 26th and December 3, 2018:

Board of Review:  December 11, Tuesday 6-7 p.m. to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact, Review Principle Residence changes and receive requests for property tax exemption.

-Instructed the Clerk to contact the Fire Chief in regard to the third quarter fire payment.

                                                                                                                    

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

               Assyria Township Activity Report

 

Medical

Vehicle

Vehicle

Brush

Fire

Misc.

Structure

Special

Smoke/CO

Total

 

(CO)

Fire

Alarm

 

 

Assists

Accidents

Fires

Fires

Alarms

Runs

Fires

Rescues

Installs

Runs

January

5

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

1

8

February

3

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

5

March

 

1

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

5

April

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

2

May

1

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

2

4

June

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

4

July

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

August

2

1

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

5

 

September

7

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

9

 

October

5

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

8

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

YTD

10

1

1

2

2

2

5

0

5

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

October 1, 2018

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, October 1, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-Last week interviews regarding the Jail/Commission On Aging Building were held.

-Budget work shop to be held on Tuesday October 2nd.

-Drainage options are being discussed regarding the drainage issues south of the Wing farm. 

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Jack Ward from Code Enforcement, discussed issues being addressed in Assyria Township.  One of which was the property on the corner of M-66 and Tasker Road, a letter was sent July 27, 2018 as of late no response has been received.

-Assyria Township ranks 3rd in Barry County for the number of complaints.

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion made by T. Ryder-Stephens, Supported by J. Miller to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-Last day to register to vote and be eligible to vote is October 9, 2018. 

-Last day to request and absentee ballot is Saturday, November 3, 2018 by 2:00 p.m.

-Public Accuracy Test will be October 18, 2018 at Baltimore Township Hall, at 1:30 p.m.

-The election is November 6, 2018. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

-Election workers are:

 Sally Bivens, Chairperson

 Heidi Bartha, Co-Chairperson

 Ed Bartha

 Nora Peake

 Joan Bair

 Susan Elkins a.m.

 Nicole Ryder-Stephens p.m.

-Nashville Township is short workers for this election Valeta Norris, Victoria Mingus and Marilyn Higgins have agreed to work for Nashville Township. 

-There has been a delay in receiving ballots and the test decks for this election.  The test decks were received just before this meeting, Ballots will be going out next week.

-Reminder Barry County offers Dead Deer Road Clean Up. If you see a dead deer along the side of the road please call 269-948-4801.

-Bellevue School is collecting bottle caps and lids to make friendship benches.  Please save your clean medicine bottle, milk jug, detergent, hair spray, toothpaste, deodorant, drink bottle, flip top bottle tops and container lids less than 8” in diameter and any marked 2, 4 or 5 recycle. The school is going to be putting up a collection container.  If you would be willing to save and donate to the cause, but are unable to get them to the school, you may contact the clerk at 269-968-3329.

 

-Issues in the current budget need to be addressed.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, supported by T. Ryder Stephens, to move a total of $2,200.00 from account 446-901 to account 262-702 a sum of $800.00 and to account 262-962 a sum of $1,400.00.

All members vote YES.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, supported by T. Ryder Stephens, to move a total of $4,800.00 from account 446-901 to be evenly distributed between accounts 265-850, 265-920 and 265-962.

All members vote YES.

 

TREASURER:

-The township has received a shared revenue check in the amount of $28,827.00

-The vacuum is not repairable the township will need to purchase a new one.

-Discussion about computers.

 

Motion made by T. Ryder Stephens, supported by E. Waterbury to purchase a desk top computer for the Assessor and a laptop for the treasurer not to exceed $1,000.00.

All members vote YES.

 

-Discussion in regard to Dennis McKelvey’s retirement and he would not be signing our next Assessment roll. 

 

Motion made by T. Ryder-Stephens, supported by G. Waterbury that as of 10-01-18 Roger Smith be recognized as the Assessor for Assyria Township and as of 10-01-18 Dennis McKelvey be recognized as being retired from Assyria Township.

All members vote YES.

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-A Generator has been ordered for the hall at a cost of $6,700.00. 

-There are still some electrical issues that need to be addressed.

-Discussion in regard to flag poles.

 

TRUSTEE:  Gene Waterbury

-Besco has installed the water conditioning system.

-Requested reimbursement for an air conditioning cover.

 

Motion Made by G. Waterbury, supported by Terry Ryder-Stephens to reimburse Eugene Waterbury $99.09 for the air conditioning cover.

All members vote YES.

 

ASSESSOR:

-Has been preforming as an Assessor for over 30 years and will beginning the task of bringing the records up to date. 

                                                                                                                                               

SUPERVISOR:

-Will be investigating the possibility of office chairs from the State and Federal Surplus in Lansing.

-Ed Brown Sheriff’s Axillary will be using the Township hall on Saturday October 20 from 8:00

 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

-Tri-County Electric wants to go “fiber optic”. There are three copies of the agreement, two of which to be sent to the addresses indicated and one to be retained at the township.

 

-Discussion of the Metcalf Lake property.

 

 

                                                RESOLUTION: # 10012018-1            Date: 10/01/2018

 

                                               PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

 

WHEREAS PARCEL 08-01-031-020-00 (Metcalf Lake 160 acres) was deeded to the City of Battle Creek in 1999: and

 

WHEREAS said parcel laid fallow and tax exempt until 2017 without clear justification: and

 

WHEREAS Battle Creek is granted a full Tax Tribunal on 26 Oct 2018 in contest to the tax

Exemption being removed; and

 

WHEREAS the cost/benefit ratio in continued pursuit of the issue would not be judicious

use of the Township’s limited revenue and acting in the best interest of the Township.

 

THEREFORE the tax exemption withdrawn for 2017 is hereby restored.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, seconded by James Miller, to adopt the foregoing tax exemption resolution.  Upon roll call vote, the following number of members voted aye: 5. The following voted nay: 0. The Supervisor declared the motion carried and the resolution duly adopted on the first day of October 2018.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Bill Waterbury, introduced himself and announced he is running for Bellevue School Board, he would like to put common sense back in the school.

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:43 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                        Annette Terry, Township Clerk

      

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

September 4, 2018

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, September 4, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-The Sheriff received approval to transfer the federally owned Humvee to the County.           -Fall tax rolls were approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-The County Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals has positions available. They meet once a month.

-Many other committees have positions available.

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

The bills were reviewed. Motion made by J. Miller, Supported by T. Ryder Stephens to pay the bills.

Roll call taken. All members vote YES.

CLERK:

-Thank you to Rian Carr, for cleaning the hall after the election.

-The Clerk and the Treasurer will be researching furniture possibilities this month.

-In regard to the possibility of having a shred day, the fee is $300.00 for three hours or 5200 lbs.

The company does not take newspaper, but takes all office paper, junk mail and brochures.

Items to be shred would be mixed and securely shred as the individual is permitted to watch.

The board did not feel this was a worthy investment and will plan to burn documents as needed.

-The board did not wish to discuss further recycle possibilities, at this time.

- The Sexton has stated the cost to clean the tree lines for Assyria, Ellis and Bell cemeteries would be between $1 ,500.00 and $1 ,800.00.

Motion made by G. Waterbury, Supported by T. Ryder Stephens, to pay the Sexton $1,500.00 to clean the tree line at Ellis, Assyria and Bell cemeteries. All members vote YES.

TREASURER:

-The vacuum is at the sweeper repair shop, no word as of yet if it is repairable.

-The Treasurer would recommend using Dr. Chuck at the Matrix in Hastings as our IT person.

Motion made by T. Ryder Stephens, supported by A. Terry to use Arris Matrix Inc. as the townships IT specialist. All members vote YES.

-There is a training seminar in Grand Rapids September 20, 2018, the Treasurer would like to attend.

Motion made by T, Ryder Stephens, supported by M. Timmons to approve $145.00 for the training seminar.

All members vote YES.

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-Thanked Trumble Inc. for the work on the new addition.

-Would like the hall to have a quality flag pole.

-We need to double check the heat/air conditioning temperature, before leaving the building.

-The water should be shut off prior to leaving.

-Need to have an electrician install a new mercury vapor light outside.

TRUSTEE: Gene Waterbury

-Besco tested the water and it would be in the best interest of the township to invest in a water conditioning system.

Motion Made by G. Waterbury, supported by A. Terry to install a water conditioning system at a cost of up to $2,000.00. All members vote YES-

ASSESSOR:

-Tax rolls will have a 2% increase.

SUPERVISOR:

-Discussion in regard to the FOIA request. The Supervisor will be sending a letter advising of the estimated cost involved and requesting a 50% deposit.

-Tax Tribunal pre-hearing for parcel 01-031-020-00 is tomorrow in Lansing.

-Weeds in Checkered Cemetery by East fence are taking over, the clerk to contact the Sexton.       -Revisited purchasing a generator for the hall.

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by G. Waterbury, to purchase a higher quality generator with a better life expectancy. All members vote YES.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Ilene Thompson from the Health department introduced herself Also, advised there have been eight cases of the West Nile virus and as of late there have not been any cases of the Zika virus, however the breed of mosquito that can cause the virus has been found.

OLD BUSINESS: None

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

BELLEVUE FIRE CONTROL BOARD

 

FIRE DEPT RUNS YEAR TO DATE

               Assyria Township Activity Report

 

Medical

Vehicle

Vehicle

Brush

Fire

Misc.

Structure

Special

Smoke/CO

Total

 

(CO)

Fire

Alarm

 

 

Assists

Accidents

Fires

Fires

Alarms

Runs

Fires

Rescues

Installs

Runs

January

5

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

1

8

February

3

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

5

March

 

1

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

5

April

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

2

May

1

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

2

4

June

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

4

July

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

August

2

1

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

5

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

December

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

YTD

10

1

1

2

2

2

5

0

5

37

*Smoke alarm installations are # of residences in which alarms were installed and not included in the run

totals

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES OF AUGUST 20, 2018

 

Mike Jones:       Chairman                                                      Mark Jordan:          Fire Chief

Jason Farmer:   Convis Township-Vice Chairman                  Jacob Jackson:        Asst. Fire Chief

Hannah Coy:      Village of Bellevue-Sec.-Treas.

Mike Timmons:  Assyria Township-Member

Shane Lundy:      Village of Bellevue-Member

 

Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Mike Jones at 7:00 p.m.

 

Roll Call:  Mike Jones, Jason Farmer, Mike Timmons, Hannah Coy

Absent:    Shane Lundy

Guests:    Jacob Jackson, Mark Jordan, Linda Franks

 

Invoices:  A motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Hannah Coy, to approve the invoices for July and August.  The motion passed.

 

Minutes:  A motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Mike Timmons, to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2018, meeting.  The motion passed.

 

New Business:  A motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Hannah Coy, to move $1,500.00 from Line Item 975 and put it into Line Item 972.  Upon roll call vote, the following voted “Aye” 4, “Nay” O.  The motion passed.

 

Secretary Report:  None.

 

Fire Chief’s Report:  Jacob indicated that 6 used air packs have been purchased for $460.00 and need to be tested.  Masks are 15 years old, webbing is cracked and falling apart.  Jacob will check on the cost of new masks.  Jacob purchased more used hoses for $50.00 each.  Mark reported on firefighters resigning and Paul Crim and Nyle VanSickle have retired.  There are 21 firefighters at this time.  Discussed getting equipment from DNR.  A mutual aid agreement will need to be entered into in order to get equipment from the DNR.  A motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Mike Timmons, to enter into a mutual aid agreement with the DNR. 

 

Municipalities Report:  Mike Timmons discussed going to the Townships for more money because runs are up and to plan for the future.  Assyria Township may be trying to get a grant from the DNR for equipment and a pole barn.  Mike Jones indicated that Bellevue Township will earmark money in the budget for additional funds for the fire department.

 

Old Business:  None.

 

Public Comment:  None.

 

adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

August 6, 2018

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on August 6, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-There are several commission meetings scheduled on Tuesday August 7, 2018 that the commissioners will be attending.

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Dar Leaf wanted the township to be aware the jail is currently overcrowded, and that law enforcement has responded to over 9,000 calls in the last month. He will be here next month with more information. 

-Julie Callie, State Representative reported on State action in Lansing.

-Jake from the Bellevue Fire Department, made the township aware that Eaton County Millage passed for new radios, this will allow better communication for all the townships with no additional expense to Assyria Township or other participating townships.

-A new Fireman has been hired and there is a possibility a couple more will be hired in the       up-coming weeks.

-The Fire Department is hopeful the township will be able to provide a building to house additional trucks, to better serve the township, possibly saving lives, buildings and lowering homeowner insurance rates.

-There will be a CPR class available on Saturday August 11th, 2018, 9:00 am at the Bellevue High School.  Space is limited, however if there is enough interest an additional class will be taught at a later date. If interested please call Fire Chief, Mark Jordan at 517-719-0861.

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by T. Stephens, Support by J. Miller to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-Thank you to Dena Miller and everyone else that has helped to get the hall in order.

-The Election is Tuesday August 7, 2018, polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

-The Sexton’s contract has expired and needs to be renewed.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by A. Terry to extend the Sexton’s contract for an additional twent- four months as currently written. 

All members vote YES.

 

-The tree lines in the Cemeteries need to be cleaned up.  The Sexton is willing to do the work for an additional fee and will present an estimate at the next regular meeting.

-The Clerk has met an individual involved in recycling waste. The clerk will check into the possibility of a “paper shred” day. There was some discussion of recycling waste in the future.

 

TREASURER:

-The township needs to consider updating or purchasing a new computer for the Assessors.

-The treasurer will check into IT possibilities.

-The township needs to get the audit underway. A. Terry to make contact with the accounting firm.

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-WIFI is up and running.

-Would like to be reimbursed for items he purchased for the hall.  Miscellaneous cleaning items, waste baskets, towel holders, etc.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by A. Terry to reimburse Jim Miller $209.69 for the items purchased for the hall.

All members vote YES.

 

-The possibility of hiring Rian Carl to clean was discussed at the previous meeting, however no decision was made.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by A. Terry to hire Rian Carl at a rate of $10.00 per hour to clean the hall on a as needed basis.

All members vote YES.

 

TRUSTEE: G. Waterbury

-Considering the condition of the water we may want to have a water conditioner installed. 

-The trustee looked over the existing vacuum cleaner and he believes it can be repaired.

 

ASSESSOR:

-More discussion about the computers and finding an IT person. 

                                                                                                                                                           

SUPERVISOR:

-Discussion in regard to office furniture. A committee of the Deputy Assessor, Treasure and Clerk to research and select office furniture.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by T. Stephens to spend up to $5,000.00 for four work stations.

All members vote YES

 

-July Board of Review actions:

 

1.     The BOR granted 100% Homestead Exemption to parcel 08-01-033-021-60 Retroactively to include both 2016 and 2017.

2.     The BOR granted 100% Homestead Exemption to parcel 08-01-033-012-00

Retroactively to include both 2016 and 2017.

3.     The BOR granted 100% Homestead Exemption to parcel 08-01-010-004-10

Effective 2018.

4.     The BOR granted veteran’s 100% tax exempt status to parcel 08-01-033-004-00 for 2018.

5.     The BOR granted veteran’s 100% tax exempt status to parcel 08-01-034-001-20 for 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARCEL 08-01-031-029-00 issue… Assyria Township owns the property the Township Hall is on, Ellis Cemetery, Assyria Cemetery, Bell Cemetery and Checker Cemetery.  All are open to the public generally with no regulatory limitations being open or closed and no seasonal restrictions.  In general, the cemeteries are open from sunup to sundown.  There are no documents prohibiting accessing any parcel.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Discussion in regard to tax exemption.

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 Assyria Township Board Minutes

                                                 July 2, 2018

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, July 2, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Ryder-Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Jim Dull from the Drain Commission and Lauren Dutcher from Clark Hill PLC discussed problems and possible solutions to a drainage problem in the township. After questions and answer from both the public and the board, it was determined it would be in the townships best interest to pass a resolution requesting maintenance and improvement of the intercounty drain.

 

                                                        RESOLUTION FOR

      PETITION FOR MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENT OF AN INTERCOUNTY DRAIN

                                                       ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

 

                                  GIBSON &TRISKETT INTERCOUNTY DRAIN

 

At a regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board, held in Barry County, State of Michigan on the 2nd day of July, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

 

PRESENT:  Mike Timmons, Eugene Waterbury, James Miller, Terry Ryder-Stephens and                                                             

                     Annette Terry.

 

ABSENT:  None

 

The following resolution was offered by Mike Timmons and seconded by Annette Terry.

 

            WHEREAS, the Township requests the maintenance and improvement of an intercounty drain, located in Barry and Eaton Counties, pursuant to Chapter 8 of Public Act 40 of 1956, as amended: and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township has determined that the maintenance and improvement of the intercounty drain is necessary for the public health in the Township; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township will be liable for an assessment at large against it for a percentage of the cost of the proposed maintenance and improvement. 

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Township Board does authorize the filing of a petition for maintenance and improvement of the intercounty drain.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Supervisor is authorized to execute the petition for maintenance and improvement of the intercounty drain.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk shall forward to the Barry County Drain Commissioner a copy of this Resolution for the petition for maintenance and improvement of the intercounty drain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roll call vote:

 

Number voting Yeas:  5

Number voting Nays:   0

Abstain:  0

Absent:  0

 

The Supervisor declared the resolution 07022018-1 adopted.

 

Annette Terry

07-02-2018

 

County Commissioner:  Absent

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by J. Miller, Support by G. Waterbury to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-There will be an Election on August 7, 2018.                                                                                     -The Public Accuracy test will be July 19, 2018, at the Baltimore Township Hall, at 1:00 p.m.

-Unfortunately, Clyde Morgan, Marilyn and Mike Higgins are unable to commit to working the elections at this time. Therefore, in addition to Sally Bivens, Heidi Bartha, Edward Bartha, Joan Bair, Nora Peake and Myself; Nicole Ryder-Stephens, Susan Elkins, Victoria Mingus and Valeta Norris will be working the elections.  We have all attended the election training class. Appointment for the up-coming election will be:  Sally Bivens as Lead Chairperson and Heidi Bartha as 2nd Chairperson.  The goal is to have everyone work at least half of the Election Day for the experience.  A final schedule will be announced.

-Time permitting, there will be an additional training for the workers and meeting to bring all of the necessary paper work up to date.

-Letters notifying the non-selected applicants for the Assessor’s positon were mailed June 7, 2018.

-On March 30, 2018 the Clerk made a motion in error, in regard to the Assessor’s pay. 

 

Motion made by A. Terry, Supported by J. Miller to nullify the motion made March 30, 2018, regarding the Assessors pay. 

All members vote YES.

 

TREASURER:

-Tax notices were sent out.

-If a resident’s mortgage is with Wells Fargo, they will receive two notices.

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-His Grand Daughter Ryan would be interested in cleaning the hall.

-Letter from EMC Status Inquiry, Timmons suggest contacting Rhonda from Trumble.

-Check into the possibility of cleaning the hall flag.

-Discussion in regard to getting internet service at the hall.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, Supported by M. Timmons to contact Barry County Telephone to have internet service installed at the hall.

All members vote YES

 

TRUSTEE: G. Waterbury

-Assyria Cemetery Fence is in need of painting.

                            

ASSESSOR:

-Received notice from AMAR, that we are compliant.

-Introduced the new Deputy Assessor Roger Smith.

                                                           

SUPERVISOR:

-The Supervisor will be purchasing storage bins to start empting the storage cabinets into.

- Suggest holding off with furniture for the new addition. 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

                                 Assyria Township Board Minutes

                                                 June 4, 2018

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, June 4, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-Barry County Transit will provide transportation to Battle Creek for Barry County Residents. 

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Jake Jackson from the Bellevue Fire Department, wants to remind the Assyria Township Residents, the Bellevue Fire Depart will provide and install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. If anyone is interested, please contact him at 269-487-5695 or the Bellevue Fire Department at 269-763-3262.

-The DNR has offered the use of extra vehicles to surrounding townships that would be willing to house them at the township. This would offer quicker response times for both fire and medical calls. It would be necessary to have a secure structure that could be heated to at least 54 degrees. This could make a difference not only being able to save lives and structures, but may also reduce the cost of home owners insurance to the residents. 

-Bellevue’s annual car show will be July 14, 2018.

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by J. Miller, Support by G. Waterbury to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-There will be an Election on August 7, 2018.

-The Clerk and Deputy Clerk have attended a training class on the use of the new election equipment. 

-The Public Accuracy test will be July 19, 2018, at the Baltimore Township Hall, at 1:00 p.m.

-The township has enough Republican election workers, however, we could use one or two more Democrat election workers.  Anyone interested in working the elections should contact the clerk ASAP at 269-968-3329 or 269-967-8032. A two hour training class, which is required to be certified to work as an election inspector is being held at the end of June.

-In order to verify and correct inaccuracies of the current cemetery records, the township will be asking the residents of Assyria to provide a copy of any type of document they may have in regard to reserving a burial  plot and/or lot.  Even if that is only a cancelled check. Any other information the residents are able to give would be greatly appreciated.

-The existing ballot boxes are not compatible with the new tabulator.  Therefore the existing boxes will need to be disposed of.  Anyone interested in them should contact one of the board members. 

 

TREASURER:

-Tax season is upon us, the newsletter and tax bills will be going out the first part of July.

-The petty cash account is being established.

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller and G. Waterbury

-Expressed their concern that the building project was not complete. 

-J.  Miller will be contacting the builder.

                                                                                                                                    

ASSESSOR:

-The data transfer on the computer went well.

-The assessor needs to get moved into the hall ASAP.

-The assessor has a desk and chair he is willing to sell to the township.

 

SUPERVISOR:

-The Supervisor will be contacting Roger Smith, informing him he has been selected as the Assistant Assessor with a 45 day trial period.

-The Supervisor instructed the Clerk to send letters to the other applicants.

 

 

                                                 Resolution 06042018-1

                                           Real Property Tax Exemptions

                                                     Assyria Township

                                                Barry County, Michigan

                                      Adopted and effective June 04, 2018

 

WHEREAS the Michigan State Tax Commission AMAR 0f 2018 appears to require townships to have written procedures, including audit procedures, for determining how to grant real property exemptions or remove real property exemptions when the property no longer qualifies for exemption; and.

 

WHEREAS MCL211.1 thru MCL 211.156 not only addresses the granting and removal of real property exemptions, it also identifies (MCL 211.10e) what manuals are approved for Assessor use by the State Tax Commission. 

 

The Assyria Township Board hereby resolves and directs that the Township Assessor not only abide by MCL211.1 thru MCL 211.156 and State Tax Commission Bulletins & Forms (including date stamping Form 5076 upon receipt) but also annually (as of 31 December) provide to the Township Board an acceptable accounting of Real Property Tax Exemptions granted, denied, removed and/or unresolved.

 

The Foregoing resolution offered by Board Member Mike P. Timmons

 

Second offered by Board Member James Miller.

 

Roll call vote:

 

Number voting “Aye”   Five

Names of Members voting “Nay”   None

 

The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.

 

Annette Terry      

06-04-2018

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-A resident questioned why the funds in the budget for dirt roads had decreased from $10,000.00 to $7,000.00.  

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

May 7, 2018

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, May 7, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, T. Stephens, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

A special thank you to Beth Miller for her years of service as the Township Treasurer.  The board has been impressed with her knowledge and the service she has provided over the years. She will be greatly missed as Treasurer. The board is very grateful she is willing to stay on as Deputy Treasurer.

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-There is a need for a new Jail and the condition of the Commission on Aging building needs to be addressed.  The Commission will be investigating possible options.

-The new Director for the animal shelter is doing a great job.

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

-There will be a special Planning Committee meeting in regard to the Bay Pointe project at the

  Tyden Building in Hastings, on Monday May 14th at 6:00 p.m. 

-Jack Ward, the County Zoning Enforcement Officer introduced himself and took questions. 

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by J. Miller, Support by G. Waterbury to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-Terry Ryder Stephens was sworn in on April 30, 2018 as the new Treasurer for Assyria Township.

-Elizabeth Miller was sworn in on May 1, 2018 as the new Deputy Treasurer for Assyria Township.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, Supported by J. Miller to remove Elizabeth Miller from all bank accounts and add Terry Ryder-Stephens to all bank accounts.                                                                All members vote YES.

 

-The new voting equipment has arrived, it is currently at the Clerk’s home until the construction of the new addition is complete. 

-The new VATE voting machine is going to require reprogrammable cards.  The Clerk recommends the Township purchase an additional 15 cards and a reprograming scanner.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by A. Terry to purchase 15 cards and a scanner not to exceed $250.00.

All members vote YES

 

The existing ballot boxes are not compatible with the new tabulator.  Therefore; the existing boxes will need to be disposed of.  Anyone interested in them should contact one of the board members. 

 

TREASURER: No Report

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller

-Floor covering for the new addition has been ordered.  He also thanked Gene Waterbury for the cleaning work he did for tonight’s meeting.                                                                                                                                           

 

TRUSTEE: G. Waterbury

-Nothing to report.

 

ASSESSOR:

-The BANA assessing program has made many changes. The current lap top computer probably won’t be compatible with the new system, the desk top computer may be compatible.

-Addressed the probable findings of the April 11, 2018 AMAR.

                                                                                                                                               

SUPERVISOR:

-Discussed township roads and going on a road tour to observe their condition. 

-Discussed the dust control treatment.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by J. Miller to advise the county to do our normal double application treatment this year. 

All members vote YES

 

-Discussed the Township policy manual he is working on.

-Selection of the individuals to be interviewed for the part-time Assessors position was made.      -The clerk will contact them to schedule a date and time.

-The Planning Commission did not approve the request to open a Junk Yard on M-66.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Discussed the Township Cemeteries.

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

                       ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING

                                            March 30, 2018

                                     MEETING OPENED AT 7:30 P.M.

 

 

Per MCL 41 Sections 8 & 95, the Assyria Township Board has by resolution on February 5, 2018 set Board annual salaries effective April 1, 2018 as follows:

 

 

Clerk salary:             $9,446.00

Treasure salary:     $10,873.00

Supervisor salary:    $6,763.00

 

The electors of this Township were given the opportunity to alter the amount of salary fixed by this resolution.  No motion to alter salaries was presented. 

 

Adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

 

ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP FY2019 BUDGET HEARING

                                       Assyria Township Hall                                                                                    

                           8094 Tasker Road, Bellevue, MI 49021

                                            March 30, 2018

 

 

Members present: M. Timmons, B. Miller, E. Waterbury and A. Terry

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

FY2019 proposed budget presented and approved to forward to the next regular meeting for vote.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

March 30, 2018

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, March 30, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:50 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, B. Miller, E. Waterbury and A. Terry

                               J. Miller arrived at 8:10 p. m.

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Absent 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written. 

 

The bills were reviewed, it was noticed there were not any checks for the Board of Review members.

                                                                                    

Motion by M. Timmons, Support by B. Miller to pay the bills including checks for the board of review members.                                                                  Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK: 

-There have been nine resumes received showing interest in the Part-time Assessor position.

-The clerk is in need current W-4’s from the board and other staff. 

-Barry County has a dead deer clean-up program, if anyone sees a dead deer along the road side in Barry County, please call the Sheriff’s office at 269-948-4801.  They will ask for the location, nearest cross roads and/or other land marking to help the clean-up crew locate the carcass.

-The clerk inquired if the board was considering any compensation for internet/cell service.  The board did not feel it was the townships responsibility at this time.   

-Reviewing the budget, it appears as though there was an over sight to make a motion to increase the Assessor’s wage last year. 

 

Motion made by A. Terry, Supported by B. Miller to retro actively increase the Assessor’s salary for fiscal year 2018-2019 to $15,070.00.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

TREASURER: 

-Financial Statements presented.

-A reminder we will want to swear in the new Treasurer on May 1, 2018.

- Recommend retaining the current financial institutions, which include:

 

Hastings City Bank

Eaton Federal Savings

Mercantile Bank

Commercial Bank

Chemical Bank

Eaton Federal Savings

Commercial Bank

 

Motion made by B. Miller, Supported by J. Miller, to retain the township’s current financial institutions.

All members vote YES

 

Trustee:

-J. Miller

Discussion as to the size of opening for the pass through window.  Present configuration too large and could allow unauthorized entry.

 

-E. Waterbury

The septic is in.

 

ASSESSOR:

-Reminder of the Amar-Audit on April 11, 2018.

 

SUPERVISOR: 

-Will verify insurance coverage on the new addition.

-Discussion in regard to the new addition.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by A. Terry for B. Miller to purchase a new printer for the hall not to exceed the cost of $400.00. 

All vote YES

 

Public Comment:

 

There will be Planning Commission meeting in regard to Bay Point on April 9 and 10, 2018 at the Titan Building in Hastings at 7:30 p.m.

 

It was voiced, that the board may want to reconsider some assistance in supplementing the clerks internet/cell cost.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, Supported by B. Miller to supplement the clerk $60.00 per month towards internet/cell service until there is internet available at the township hall.

All vote YES

 

NEW BUSINESS: NONE

OLD BUSINESS:                                                                                                          The Board approved the FY2019 General Appropriations     resolution by unanimous vote and the Supervisor declared the motion carried and the resolution duly adopted on this date March 30, 2018. .

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:35 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted 

 

Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

                 ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP

 

   ACTUAL AS OF

       FY2019

 

        FY = 1 APRIL thru 31 MARCH

 

    2 Jan 2018

 

 approved

 

                         REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

402-000 Current Property Taxes

 

0.00

 

43,000.00

 

411-000 DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTION

4,203.35

 

4,000.00

 

445-000 Penalties & Interest on Taxes

 

270.39

 

300.00

 

447-000 Property Tax Admin Fee

 

2,740.00

 

2,700.00

 

574-000 STATE SHARED REVENUE

 

137,369.00

 

160,000.00

 

575-000 METRO Act Revenue

 

2,745.68

 

2,500.00

 

626-000 CEMETERY Services Charges

 

2,510.80

 

2,500.00

 

664-000 Interest Income

 

1,244.17

 

1,300.00

 

672-000  0ther Revenue

 

127.14

 

100.00

 

673-000  Sale of Fixed Assets

 

 

 

0.00

 

676-000 Reimbursements

 

301.97

 

300.00

 

TOTAL REVENUE                     

 

        151,512.50

 

       216,700.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

          101  TOWNSHIP BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

101-702 TRUSTEES salaries and wages

 

2,089.44

 

2,786.00

 

101-705 EMPLOYER share of FICA

 

159.84

 

213.00

 

101-801 Accounting and Audit Fees

 

1,750.00

 

4,500.00

 

101-802 Legal Fees

 

0.00

 

100.00

 

100-900 Printing and Publishing

 

801.86

 

4,000.00

 

101-955 Insurance

 

3,870.00

 

5,500.00

 

101-960 Dues and Memberships

 

1,128.70

 

1,200.00

 

101-961 Training

 

0.00

 

100.00

 

101-962 Miscellaneous Expenses

 

1,750.74

 

1,000.00

 

Township Board Total               

 

11,550.58

 

19,399.00

 

                   171  SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

171-702  Salary & Wages

 

4,972.50

 

6,763.00

 

171-705 Employer share of FICA

 

380.43

 

518.00

 

171-961 training

 

254.00

 

300.00

 

171-962 SUPERVISOR EXPENSE

 

385.45

 

400.00

 

  Supervisor Total                       

 

            5,992.38

 

           7,981.00

 

                            215 CLERK

 

 

 

 

 

215-702  Clerk Salary

 

6,945.75

 

9,446.00

 

215-705  Employer share of FICA

 

571.91

 

723.00

 

215-703 DEPUTY CLERK wages

 

530.00

 

1,000.00

 

215-705  Employer share of FICA

 

 

 

77.00

 

215-727  OFFICE Supplies

 

470.97

 

1,200.00

 

215-961 Training

 

0.00

 

500.00

 

215-962   Miscellaneous Expense

 

286.19

 

500.00

 

 Clerk Total                                

 

8,804.82

 

13,446.00

 

             247 BOARD OF REVIEW                         

 

 

 

247-702  SALARY & Wages

 

900.00

 

900.00

 

247-705  Employer share of FICA

 

78.05

 

69.00

 

247-961  TRAINING & Manuals

 

120.00

 

300.00

 

247-962 Miscellaneous Expenses

 

332.62

 

400.00

 

Board of Review Total                   

 

1,430.67

 

1,669.00

 

                        253  TREASURER

 

 

 

 

 

253-702  TREASURER Salary

 

7,994.97

 

10,873.00

 

253-705  Employer share of FICA

 

613.62

 

832.00

 

253-703 DEPUTY TREASURER

 

0.00

 

1,000.00

 

253-705   Employer share of FICA

 

 

 

77.00

 

253-727 TREAS office supplies                     

1,508.48

 

5,000.00

 

253-961 training

 

109.00

 

800.00

 

253-962  Miscellaneous Expense

 

174.96

 

500.00

 

 253-960  Dues

 

 

 

10.00

 

253 Treasurer Total                               

10,401.03

 

19,092.00

 

                    257-000 ASSESSOR

 

 

 

 

 

257-702 SALARY & Wages

 

11,201.22

 

15,371.00

 

257-703  Employer share of FICA

 

856.89

 

1,176.00

 

257-727  OFFICE Supplies

 

630.40

 

800.00

 

257-804  MISC.Operational  Expenses

 

0.00

 

4,000.00

 

257-704  Deputy Assessor

 

0.00

 

10,000.00

 

257-705  Employer share of FICA

 

 

 

765.00

 

257  Assessor    Total               

 

12,688.51

 

32,112.00

 

                 262-000  ELECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

262-702  SALARY & Wages

 

791.04

 

2,000.00

 

262-804  CONTRACTED Services

 

0.00

 

500.00

 

262-961  TRAINING

 

0.00

 

400.00

 

262-962 MISCELLANEOUS Expenses

 

1,002.42

 

1,400.00

 

262  Election     Total                   

 

1,793.46

 

4,300.00

 

              265-000 TOWNSHIP HALL (buildings & grounds)

 

 

 

265-850  TELEPHONE

 

367.17

 

800.00

 

265-920 UTILITIES  (Elect/ Propane)

 

255.71

 

1,000.00

 

265-930  REPAIRS & Maintenance

 

45.00

 

1,000.00

 

265-962  MISCELLANEOUS Expenses

 

665.00

 

1,000.00

 

265 Bbuilding & Grounds Total      

 

1,332.88

 

3,800.00

 

                       276-000 CEMETERIES

 

 

 

 

 

276-805 SEXTON Contract Cost

 

12,297.12

 

16,418.00

 

276-900  UNION CEMETERY Dues

 

2,500.00

 

0.00

 

276-962  INTERMENTS

 

3,092.00

 

3,500.00

 

278-962 Grounds Support & Misc.

 

0.00

 

2,000.00

 

276 Cemetery Total                      

 

17,889.12

 

21,918.00

 

               336-000  FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

 

336-804 ANNUAL COST SHARE

 

7,250.00

 

28,000.00

 

336-900  APPARATUS ACQUISTION

 

 

 

0.00

 

336 Fire Department Total                

 

7,250.00

 

28,000.00

 

                  445-001 DRAIN COMMISSION

 

 

 

 

445 Drain Commission Total                

55.17

 

800.00

 

                   446-000 ROADS

 

 

 

 

 

446-901  UNPAVED ROADS

 

10,000.00

 

7,000.00

 

446-000  PAVED ROADS

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

446-804  Dust Control

 

13,792.00

 

14,000.00

 

446 Roads Total                        

 

23,792.00

 

21,000.00

 

                       651-000  AMBULANCE

 

 

 

 

 

651-804 FIRST RESPONDERS Bellevue                   

5,950.00

 

0.00

 

651-900 FIRST RESPONDERS Johnstown

 

10,850.00

 

15,000.00

 

                              AMBULANCE   TOTAL

 

16,800.00

 

15,000.00

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

901-000  CAPITAL  OUTLAY TOTA   

 

687.50

 

300,000.00

 

                                      TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Expenses

 

488,517.00

 

 

 

Bldg Removed

 

-300,000.00

 

 

 

Without Bldg

 

188,517.00

 

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

March 5, 2018

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, March 5, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: B. Miller, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

Members absent: M. Timmons

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-There has been a wage commission study, most elected officials are getting a raise.

-The commission is going to reduce the number of members on several boards.                    

-The commission is still working on a new program to replace the TOST program.    

-Bay Point has obtained land with the intent of expanding. 

 

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Clarissa Boggs-Blake from the Health Department spoke of some of the programs available from the Health Department. 

 

Previous minutes reviewed, a couple of corrections to be made:

Add the words up to before the $6,796.00 in the motion made regarding concrete and insulation.

Also, to pluralize the word Trustee in the resolution to establish township officers salary.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by J. Miller, Support by A. Terry to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The township has received six replies in regard to the advertisement seeking a new part-time Assessor.

-Inquiry made to the board to consider the possibility of reimbursement for or at least partial reimbursement for the phone and/or internet needed to adequately preform the clerk’s job.

-Unfortunately, another township resident has passed away and there will be a funeral within the week.

-Due to the additional advertising needed there will be a short fall in the budget for printing and publishing. 

 

Motion made by A. Terry, Support by B. Miller to increase the printing and publishing account by $900.00.

Roll call taken. All members vote YES.

 

-Minimum wage is now above $9.00 per hour.  Currently we are paying our election workers $9.00 per hour and the chairperson $10.00 per hour. Therefore, the board may want to consider an increase in pay to the election workers.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, Support by B. Miller to increase the election workers hourly rate to

$10.00 per hour and the chairperson’s rate to $11.00 per hour.

Roll call taken. All members vote Yes.

 

TREASURER:

-Financial Statements presented.

-We have received our State Shared Revenue check in the amount of $26,908.00.

-Terry Stephens is to be sworn in as Treasurer on May 1, 2018.  There will be an immediate need for her to be able to sign checks.  Therefore, it would be in the townships best interest to have her added to the general checking account.

 

 

Motion made by B. Miller, Support by A Terry to add Terry Stephens to the Hastings City Bank general account.

Roll call taken. All members vote YES

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller                                                                                                                                             -Discussion in regard to floor covering for the existing hall.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, Support by A. Terry to table the purchase of floor covering, for the existing hall, at this time.

Roll call take.  All members vote YES

 

TRUSTEE: G. Waterbury

None

 

ASSESSOR:

-Questioned in lieu of the Supervisors absences, if a Secretary has been arranged for the Board of Review meetings.  B. Miller (As meeting Moderator.) thought arrangements had been made. 

-Also, inquired if internet service would be available in the near future at the township hall.  B. Miller (As meeting Moderator) advised it was in the plan.

                                                                                                                                                                       

SUPERVISOR: (B. Miller as Meeting Moderator.)

 

-Continue advertising for the Assessor position.

 

                                               PART-TIME ASSESSOR WANTED

 

Our present part-time Assessing Officer expects to retire in about one year. Assyria Township is a General Law township of 1,150 parcels consisting mostly of agricultural and residential properties (population of about 2,000) in southeast Barry County.  We are looking to hire a part-time Michigan Certified Assessing Officer to replace him upon his retirement. Persons interested may send a letter of interest and resume to:

 

The Assyria Township Board

P.O. Box 211

Bellevue, MI  49021

Our website is:  www.assyriatwp.org

 

Closes April 30, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-A notice of the public hearing on the proposed township budget for the fiscal year 2019 and the township’s regular meeting schedule needs to be placed in the Reminder in mid-March, in 11 point bold face type.  The announcement should read as follows:

 

The Assyria Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2019 and a copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Township Hall on Tasker Road at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 30.  The annual meeting will follow and in turn be followed by the last meeting of the fiscal year.  April’s business will be conducted that night and there will be no regularly scheduled April meeting.

 

-Discussion whether or not to charge residents a late fee if they are late in filing a property Transfer.

 

Motion made be B. Miller, Support by J. Miller to accept the following resolution:

 

 

                                                            Assyria Township

                                                        Resolution 03052018-1

 

                Waive Collection of Penalties for failure to file Property Transfer Affidavits.

 

Whereas the Assyria Township Board is aware the Michigan statues MCL 211.27b requires that

                 the buyer, grantee or transferee of a property notify within 45 days the local asses-

                 sing office when a transfer of ownership occurs.  The state’s form Property Transfer

                 Affidavit, form 2766 should be used to fulfill this requirement.                                                                

 Whereas the Township Board is aware that there are penalty fees that must be collected for

                 failure to file the Property Transfer Affidavit. Michigan statues MCL 211.27b(5) allows

                 that the governing body of a local tax collecting unit may waive, by resolution, the

                 penalty levied under subsection (1) (c) or (d).                                                                                      

                 Whereas the Assyria Township Board finds that the collection of the penalties is un-

                 necessary. Therefore, be it.

                 

Resolved, that:

1.     Assyria Township as provided under statues MCL 211.27b(5) waive, the penalty

levied under subsection (1)(c) or (d).

                         

2.     Any Township resolution, resolution section, policy, or directive in conflict with this Resolution is repealed or amended to reflect and achieve the purposes stated herein.

                                                                                                                                                   This resolution offered by board member Beth Miller.

Seconded by board member James Miller.

Upon roll call vote, the following voted: Yes   4   No:  0

 

The Moderator declared the motion carried and the Resolution adopted this day of March 5, 2018.

 

Beth Miller, Moderator

Annette Terry, Clerk

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-In regard to the project Bay Point is requesting permits for, one of the issues is there is a large tree several years old in the way of the access road.                                                                                                                                        

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

February 5, 2018

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, February 5, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: B. Miller, J. Miller, G. Waterbury and A. Terry

Members absent: M. Timmons

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-The commission voted to repeal the TOST program.  They will be holding county meetings to work on developing a new program.

-At this time the Commissioner is unsure if she will be running for re-election.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes reviewed, correction in the hours of operation for the Board of Review on March 12, 2018 should read:  9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by J. Miller, Support by G. Waterbury to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The township has received two replies in regard to the advertisement seeking a new part-time Assessor.

 

TREASURER:

-Financial Statements presented

-Per the Supervisor’s request the Treasurer agreed to stay in office until April 30, 3018.

-Terry Stephens is to be sworn in as Deputy Treasurer this evening and will become the Treasurer on May 1, 2018.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, Support by G. Waterbury to accept B. Miller’s resignation effective April 30, 2018. 

Roll call taken. All members vote YES

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller                                                                                                                                             -Discussion in regard to generator options. 

 

Motion made by J. Miller, Support by A. Terry to table the purchase of a generator at this time.

Roll call take.  All members vote YES

 

Motion made by J. Miller, Support by G. Waterbury to the addition of concrete and insulation in the front of the building for an additional amount of $6,796.00.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES

 

-Discussion to have the contractor provide the grab bars, mirrors and residential style toilet paper holders for the restrooms.

 

-Discussion in regard to cabinets for the kitchen.  Holding off at this time to see what we may be able to find in a display kitchen or other options.

-Agreed not to have the contractor install phone or internet.

 

TRUSTEE: G. Waterbury

-Waterbury attended the Union Cemetery meeting on behave of Timmons and J. Miller.  There has been a dissolution of the Union Cemetery.

-Discussion in regard to new soffit over the existing structure.

 

Motions made by G. Waterbury, Support by A. Terry to include new soffit over the existing structure for the amount of $924.00.

Roll call vote.

Waterbury and Terry vote YES

B. Miller and J. Miller vote NO

Motion Failed

 

ASSESSOR:

-Discussion in regard to a letter received from Barry County Equalization.

-Any Deed is a legal document that no one has any authority to change.

-M-Dot purchased some areas as clear vison areas, he would be able to change those.

-Beth will discuss this with M. Timmons and recommend turning it back to the county.                                                                                                                                                            

SUPERVISOR: (B. Miller as Meeting Moderator.)

-Discussion in regard to a letter received by Walker, Fluke & Sheldon, PLC

 

Motion made by B. Miller, Support by J. Miller to have Walker, Fluke & Sheldon, PLC perform the township’s audit for the year ending March 31, 2018.  Not to exceed payment of more than $4,270.00, which includes $295.00 for the preparation of the State of Michigan Form F-65.

Roll call vote. All vote YES

 

-The board will hold a budget work shop directly following this meeting.

-Continue advertising for the Assessor position.

 

                                               PART-TIME ASSESSOR WANTED

 

Our present part-time Assessing Officer expects to retire in about one year. Assyria Township is a General Law township of 1,150 parcels consisting mostly of agricultural and residential properties (population of about 2,000) in southeast Barry County.  We are looking to hire a part-time Michigan Certified Assessing Officer to replace him upon his retirement. Persons interested may send a letter of interest and resume to:

 

The Assyria Township Board

P.O. Box 211

Bellevue, MI  49021

Our website is:  www.assyriatwp.org

 

Closes April 30, 2018.

 

A Board of Review notice is to be placed in the Reminder the 3rd and 4th week on February.   The notice should read as follows:

 

                    ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP 2018 BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE

 

The Assyria Township Board of Review for 2018 will be held at the Assyria Township Hall, located at 8094 Tasker Road, Bellevue, MI, on the following dates:

 

                March 06 (Tues) @ 6:00pm to receive the tax roll (MCL211.29(1)

                March 12 (Mon)   9 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm

                March 14 (Wed)   6 pm -   9 pm

                March 15 (Thur)   6 pm -   9 pm

                March 16 (Fri)      6 pm -   To close-out paperwork if necessary.

 

Residents are required to petition in person.

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property of 2018 are as follows:

 

 

 

 

                                                              Ratio                      Multiplier                

           

   Agricultural                                         46.81 %                    1.068

               Commercial                                       44.37 %                     1.126

               Industrial                                            47.38 %                     1.055

               Residential                                         48.03 %                     1.041

               Timber Cutover                                  50.00 %                     1.000

               Developmental                                   50.00 %                     1.000

               Personal Property                              50.00 %                     1.000

 

 

-A notice of the public hearing on the proposed township budget for the fiscal year 2019 and the township’s regular meeting schedule needs to be placed in the Reminder in mid-February, in 11 point bold face type.  The announcement should read as follows:

 

The Assyria Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2019 and a copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Township Hall on Tasker Road at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 30.  The annual meeting will follow and in turn be followed by the last meeting of the fiscal year.  April’s business will be conducted that night and there will be no regularly scheduled April meeting.

 

 

TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE CALENDAR YEAR 2018

 

Jan   2nd   Tue

Feb   5th   Mon

Mar   5th   Mon

March   6th Tue   @ 6 to receive the tax roll (MCL211.29(1)

March 12th Mon   9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm to receive petitions

March 14th Wed   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm to receive petitions

March 15th Thur   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm to receive petitions

March 16th Fri      6:00 pm to close out paperwork if necessary

 

March 30th Fri Annual meeting @ 7:30 pm, followed by budget meeting, followed by final FY2017 meeting.

 

No April meeting. (All April business to be conducted at the last meeting in March.)

 

May   7th Mon

Jun    4th Mon

Jul     2nd Mon

 

Board of Review July 17 (Tues.) 6 pm - 7 pm to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of facts.  Review principle residence changes & receive requests for property tax exemptions.

 

Aug   6th Mon

Sep   4th Mon

Oct    1st Mon

Nov   5th Mon

 

November 6, 2018 election day.

Dec 3rd Mon

 

Board of Review December 11th Tue 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm to correct clerical errors and mutual mistakes of facts.  Review Principle Residence changes and receive requests for property tax exemption.

 

                  RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH TOWNSHIP OFFICERS SALARY

 

WHEREAS, MCL 41.95 authorizes the Assyria Township Board to determine the salaries for the offices of supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustees for fiscal year 2019 by adopting a resolution for each office at least 30 days prior to the township annual meeting of the electors; and WHEREAS, the current Federal cost of living increase is 2 percent the township board deems that an adjustment in the salary of the office of supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee is warranted. 

 

NOW BE IT RESOLVED that as of 1 April 2018 the annual salary of the office of supervisor shall be $6,763.00.  BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting to be held on 30 March 2018, at which time the electors may increase these amounts pursuant to MCL 41.95(7).  In the event that the electors fail increase said salary, said resolution shall stand. 

This resolution offered by board member Beth Miller, Supported by board member Annette Terry. Upon a roll call vote, the following voted: 4 Aye 0 No. The supervisor/moderator declared the resolution adopted.  Annette Terry, Clerk

 

NOW BE IT RESOLVED that as of 1 April 2018 the annual salary of the office of Treasurer shall be $10,873.00.  BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting to be held on 30 March 2018, at which time the electors may increase these amounts pursuant to MCL 41.95(7).  In the event that the electors fail increase said salary, said resolution shall stand. 

This resolution offered by board member Beth Miller, Supported by board member Jim Miller.  Upon a roll call vote, the following voted: 4 Aye 0 No.  The supervisor/moderator declared the resolution adopted.  Annette Terry, Clerk

 

NOW BE IT RESOLVED that as of 1 April 2018 the annual salary of the office of Clerk shall be

$9,446.00.  BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting to be held on 30 March 2018, at which time the electors may increase these amounts pursuant to MCL 41.65(7).  In the event that the electors fail increase said salary, said resolution shall stand.

This resolution offered by board member Beth Miller, Supported by board member Gene Waterbury. Upon a roll call vote, the following voted:  4 Aye 0 No.  The supervisor/moderator declared the resolution adopted. Annette Terry, Clerk

 

NOW BE IT RESOLVED that as of 1 April 2018 the annual salary of the office of Trustee shall be $1,421.00.  BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting to be held of 30 March 2018, at which time the electors may increase these amounts pursuant to MCL 41.95(7).  In the event that the electors fail increase said alary, said resolution shall stand.

This resolution offered by board member Beth Miller, Suppported by board member Annette Terry.  Upon a roll call vote, the following voted:  2 Aye 2 No.  The supervisor/moderator declared the resolution failed. Annette Terry, Clerk

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None                                                                                                                                             

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

.Assyria Township Board Minutes

January 2, 2018

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, January 2, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, B. Miller, J. Miller and A. Terry

Members absent: G. Waterbury

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT: Absent

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written. 

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by Mike Timmons, Support by A. Terry to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

 

Motion made by A. Terry, supported by B. Miller to pay Scott Higgins $500.00 for digging a corrected interment grave.

 

TREASURER:

-Financial Statements presented

 

TRUSTEE: Jim Miller                                                                                                                                             - Discussion in regard to the dissolution of the Union Cemetery.

-The building project is on schedule, other than slight delay due to the extreme temperatures.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by J. Miller to sign Trumble Group’s request for a change order for an additional $10,495.00 to include residing and 1” foam sheathing under the siding of the existing hall.

M. Timmons, J. Miller and A. Terry vote YES

B. Miller vote NO

 

ASSESSOR: Nothing to report                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

SUPERVISOR:

-Road Commission meeting @ 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 11, 2018.

-Beth Miller is appointed as Meeting Moderator while Mike Timmons is on medical restriction.

-Jim Miller will serve as Assyria’s voting representative to the Fire Board and the Union Cemetery Association.                                                                                                                              

-Three applicants have applied for the Treasurer’s position, a special meeting will be called within the next two weeks to interview each of them. The time and location of the meeting will be posted prior to the meeting.  Once a decision has been made, the individual selected will be sworn in as deputy clerk and then sworn in as the Treasurer on Friday March 30, 2018. 

- Discussion in regard to finding a part time Michigan Certified Assessing Officer to replace the current Assessor upon his retirement. An ad will be placed in many publications surrounding the Assyria Township area.  The ad will read:

 

                                               PART-TIME ASSESSOR WANTED

 

Our present part-time Assessing Officer expects to retire in about one year. Assyria Township is a General Law township of 1,150 parcels consisting mostly of agricultural and residential properties (population of about 2,000) in southeast Barry County.  We are looking to hire a part-time Michigan Certified Assessing Officer to replace him upon his retirement. Persons interested may send a letter of interest and resume to:

 

The Assyria Township Board

P.O. Box 211

Bellevue, MI  49021

 

Closes April 30, 2018.

 

A Board of Review notice is to be placed in the Reminder the 3rd and 4th week on February.  It should read as follows:

 

                    ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP 2018 BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE

 

The Assyria Township Board of Review for 2018 will be held at the Assyria Township Hall, located at 8094 Tasker Road, Bellevue, MI, on the following dates:

 

                March 06 (Tues) @ 6:00pm to receive the tax roll (MCL211.29(1)

                March 12 (Mon) 9 am – 12 pm – 5 pm

                March 14 (Wed)  6 pm -   9 pm

                March 15 (Thur)  6 pm -   9 pm

                March 16 (Fri)     6 pm -   To close-out paperwork if necessary.

 

Residents are required to petition in person.

The tentative ratios and the estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property of 2018 are as follows:

 

                                                              Ratio                      Multiplier                

           

   Agricultural                                         46.81 %                    1.068

               Commercial                                       44.37 %                     1.126

               Industrial                                            47.38 %                     1.055

               Residential                                         48.03 %                     1.041

               Timber Cutover                                  50.00 %                     1.000

               Developmental                                   50.00 %                     1.000

               Personal Property                              50.00 %                     1.000

 

A notice of the public hearing on the proposed township budget for the fiscal year 2019 and the township’s regular meeting schedule needs to be placed in the Reminder in mid-February, in 11 point bold face type. 

 

Public:                                                                                                                                              -A Gentleman (100 % disabled veteran) inquired of the Supervisor how to go about requesting a property tax exception.

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m., Respectfully submitted,  Annette Terry, Assyria Township Clerk

 

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The ASSYRIA TOWNSHIP BOARD  

will hold a special meeting at 6 pm on Thursday 11 Jan at the township hall to interview three applicants for the upcoming vacant Township Treasurer position.

 

The Board may make its selection after the interviews.

 

####################

 

   The Union Cemetery Association meeting at

         Baltimore Township hall @ 7 p.m. on Thursday

         18 January will now be held at the Johnstown

         Township hall

  #######################################

 

 Assyria Township Board Minutes

December 4, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on December 4, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller, E. Waterbury, B. Miller and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER:

-The commission has several appointments available on a number of boards.

-The commission will be holding budget hearings

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes were reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by J. Miller to upgrade to 200 Amp underground electric service.

All members vote YES.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by Gene Waterbury to pay $687.50 to Consumers Power for the upgrade. 

All Members vote YES

                                                                                                            

Motion made by Jim Miller, supported by G. Waterbury to pay the bills.                                          All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The November 7, 2017 election went okay. There were a number of people that did not sign their application for a ballot and a couple that did not sign their ballot. 

-The tabulator went off count after absentee ballots were processed. 

-Assyria and a few another townships were required to come in for a recount.  It is unknown, but suspected a ballot with a coffee stain may have caused the miscount.

-Assyria and a few another townships were audited. Just a couple of issues were discussed. It is a requirement for the Supervisor, Treasurer and the Clerk to be at both the preliminary and public testing. The township’s meeting to appoint election workers should be a separate meeting, similar to our annual meeting and we should consider having more Democrat workers. 

-Request for reimbursement for the election has been made to the county.

 

TREASURER: 

-Taxes went out.

-Will be resigning effective March 31, 2018.

 

TRUSTEE: None

 

Assessor:

-There will be a number of Assessment changes in 2018. The assessor’s computer issued by the township may not be adequate to handle the assessing program after the changes.

- The assessment company (see 3 Oct 2016 minutes {CLR Appraisals}) that has been assisting in Assyria Township’s assessments has been dissolved and longer exists

- The Assessor expects to retire before too long. He suggests it would be appropriate to hire him an apprentice with the idea that the apprentice would take over upon retirement.

 

SUPERVISOR:

- The Supervisor requested an ad be placed in the Reminder and Banner advertising for a new treasurer:   

 

Township residents interested in being appointed to the position should provide a resume and letter to the Assyria Township Supervisor, 7415 Wolf Road, Bellevue, MI  49021.  Synopsis of Duties:  Collects real and personal property taxes, keeps an account of township receipts, (revenues) and expenditures, collects and disburses township checks, deposits township checks, deposits township revenues, must appoint a deputy, must be bonded, serves as a member of the township elections commission.  Requirements for the position:  Strong computer skills, bookkeeping and accounting background, along with the ability to interact well with the community.   

 

-The supervisor will be unable to attend the January 18, 2018, Union Cemetery meeting. Jim Miller was asked to attend on his behalf.                                              

 

The building committee:                                                                                                                   - Discussion of possible changes to the remodeling project.

 

It was decided not to include a glass window in the basement door.

 

Motion made by G. Waterbury, supported by J. Miller to include residing and 1” foam sheathing under the siding of the existing hall providing removal and haul away of the existing siding is included in the bid.                                                                                                            Timmons, Waterbury, Terry and J. Miller vote YES.                                                                                        B. Miller voted NO.   

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by G. Waterbury to add underground conduit under concrete maintenance strip and sidewalk from meter socket to 2’ past sidewalk for Consumers Energy to use for wire.

All vote yes.                        

 

Public Comment: None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes 

December 4, 2017

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on December 4, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller, E. Waterbury, B. Miller and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER:

-The commission has several appointments available on a number of boards.

-The commission will be holding budget hearings

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes were reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by J. Miller to upgrade to 200 Amp underground electric service.

All members vote YES.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by Gene Waterbury to pay $687.50 to Consumers Power for the upgrade. 

All Members vote YES

                                                                                                            

Motion made by Jim Miller, supported by G. Waterbury to pay the bills.                                          All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The November 7, 2017 election went okay. There were a number of people that did not sign their application for a ballot and a couple that did not sign their ballot. 

-The tabulator went off count after absentee ballots were processed. 

-Assyria and a few another townships were required to come in for a recount.  It is unknown, but suspected a ballot with a coffee stain may have caused the miscount.

-Assyria and a few another townships were audited. Just a couple of issues were discussed. It is a requirement for the Supervisor, Treasurer and the Clerk to be at both the preliminary and public testing. The township’s meeting to appoint election workers should be a separate meeting, similar to our annual meeting and we should consider having more Democrat workers. 

-Request for reimbursement for the election has been made to the county.

 

TREASURER: 

-Taxes went out.

-Will be resigning effective March 31, 2018.

 

TRUSTEE: None

 

Assessor:

-There will be a number of Assessment changes in 2018. The assessor’s computer issued by the township may not be adequate to handle the assessing program after the changes.

- The assessment company (see 3 Oct 2016 minutes {CLR Appraisals}) that has been assisting in Assyria Township’s assessments has been dissolved and longer exists

- The Assessor expects to retire before too long. He suggests it would be appropriate to hire him an apprentice with the idea that the apprentice would take over upon retirement.

 

SUPERVISOR:

- The Supervisor requested an ad be placed in the Reminder and Banner advertising for a new treasurer:   

 

Township residents interested in being appointed to the position should provide a resume and letter to the Assyria Township Supervisor, 7415 Wolf Road, Bellevue, MI  49021.  Synopsis of Duties:  Collects real and personal property taxes, keeps an account of township receipts, (revenues) and expenditures, collects and disburses township checks, deposits township checks, deposits township revenues, must appoint a deputy, must be bonded, serves as a member of the township elections commission.  Requirements for the position:  Strong computer skills, bookkeeping and accounting background, along with the ability to interact well with the community.   

 

-The supervisor will be unable to attend the January 18, 2018, Union Cemetery meeting. Jim Miller was asked to attend on his behalf.                                               

 

The building committee:                                                                                                                   - Discussion of possible changes to the remodeling project.

 

It was decided not to include a glass window in the basement door.

 

Motion made by G. Waterbury, supported by J. Miller to include residing and 1” foam sheathing under the siding of the existing hall providing removal and haul away of the existing siding is included in the bid.                                                                                                            Timmons, Waterbury, Terry and J. Miller vote YES.                                                                                        B. Miller voted NO.   

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by G. Waterbury to add underground conduit under concrete maintenance strip and sidewalk from meter socket to 2’ past sidewalk for Consumers Energy to use for wire.

All vote yes.                        

 

Public Comment: None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

 

                                            ASSYRIA     TOWNSHIP

    SPECIAL OPEN MEETING

             @ 6:30 pm

Wednesday 13 December 2017

      At the Township Hall

                PURPOSE:

To approve Election payments

 

 

 

 

 

Assyria Township Board Minutes

November 6, 2017

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, November 6, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller, E. Waterbury, B. Miller and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER:

-The Commission has voted to make the TOST (Time of Sale or Transfer) program voluntary rather than mandatory.

-The annual budget has passed.

-Considering combining Charlton Park with Parks and Recreation.

-The new director of the Animal Shelter started October 2, 2017.

-The millage request for the Commission on Aging will be on the ballot November 7, 2017.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes and the special meeting minutes were reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.

 

Motion made by Jim Miller, supported by Gene Waterbury to pay Zac Carl $45.00 instead of $25.00 previously approved to repair to the light in the hall.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by Gene Waterbury to pay $145.00 to MTA to allow Mike Timmons to attend the Policy Matters training and receive the training book.  Motion passed

                                                                                                            

Motion made by Jim Miller, supported by Beth Miller to pay the bills.                                          All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The election is November 7, 2017. The polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

-There are some short falls in the current budget that need to be addressed.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, supported by M. Timmons to increase Supervisor training by $300.00 to $500.00.

All members vote YES.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, supported by M. Timmons to increase Election Expenses by $1,000.00 to $1,400.00.

All members vote YES.

 

TREASURER:

-Received State Revenue Sharing in the amount of $29,199.00. 

 

TRUSTEE: None

 

Assessor: Absent

 

SUPERVISOR:

- The supervisor has had training that will allow him to assist Veterans in obtaining copies of their missing DD214 papers. 

-The supervisor will be attending the MTA training Policy Matters.

-Barry County Transit has modified their routes to include all areas of Barry County. Scheduling   a day or two in advance is recommended.

Rates:

KCC students discounted rate to and from the Hastings Campus is $1.00 in town and $1.50 outside of town.

Senior Citizen (60 and over) within Barry County:

Under 5 mile trip $1.00.

Over 5 mile trip $1.50.

General Public (Age 5 to 60) within Barry County:

Under 5 mile trip $2.00.

Over 5 mile trip $3.00.

 

The building committee presented their report and recommended accepting the bid from Trumble Builders in the amount of $263,560.00 for the new addition.

 

Motion made by Jim Miller, supported by Gene Waterbury to accept the bid of $263.560.00 from Trumble Builders.

Timmons, Waterbury and J. Miller vote YES.                                                                                        B. Miller and A. Terry vote NO.                            

 

Public Comment: None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry. Assyria Township Clerk

 

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Assyria Township Board Minutes

October 2, 2017

 

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, October 2, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller, E. Waterbury, B. Miller and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER:  Absent

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

-Regina Young from the Barry/Eaton County Health Department came to introduce herself and ask everyone to consider the many things they are involved in to try to protect the public’s health. They are not interested in taking away rights, they are there to protect the community.  The TOST (Time Of Sale or Transfer) program is only one of their many responsibilities but is the most volatile.  Mostly because people do not realize the “hundreds” of dangers to health found and corrected by the program such as open sewage pools, sewage piped to a county drain, stream or other water body, wells less than 25 feet deep, wells in or too close to existing and abandoned sewage drain fields and manure disposal sites, abandoned unplugged wells and failed septic tanks.

 

Jim Miller articulated his recent unsatisfactory experiences (giving examples) with the department.  Regina acknowledged a shortage of personnel and a need to develop an improved visit/call answering system and    encourages anyone to contact her with questions or concerns at 269-798-4103 or www.barryeatonhealth.org.

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by B. Miller to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-The last day to register to vote is October 10, 2017 in order to be eligible to vote in the election November 7, 2017.  You may contact the clerk at 269-967-8032 to do so.

-Election Inspection will be at 3:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017 at the Baltimore Township Hall.

-The appointment of the election inspectors for the November 7, 2017 election is as follows:

Sally Bivens -Chairman

Joan Bair –To work all day.

Nora Peake-To work all day.

Marilyn Higgons- Will work in the a.m.

Mike Higgons-Will work in the p.m.

-Discussion in regard to township residents pouring their own foundations in the Cemeteries. There are policies in regard to the pouring of foundations in place.  The Supervisor will contact the Sexton in regard to this matter.

-There are some short falls in the current budget that need to be addressed.

 

Motion made by A. Terry, supported by B. Miller to:

 

Printing and Publishing to be increased by $400.00, from $400.00 to $800.00.

Supervisor Training increased by $200.00 from 00.00 to $200.00.

Treasurer Training increased by $200.00 from 00.00 to $200.00.

BOR Salary and wage increased by $600.00 from $600.00 to $1,200.00.

BOR Payroll Tax increased by $200.00 from $46.00 to $246.00.

Bellevue Ambulance increased by $2,200.00 from $5,000.00 to $7,200.00.

 

TREASURER:

-MTA has a 50% off special in October for on line training.

 

TRUSTEE: None

 

Assessor:

-Requested, due to the late hour, we reserve time for him to present his report at the next meeting.

 

SUPERVISOR:

-Discussed the training he and the treasurer attended.  They both felt we may want to consider investing in a new up-dated web site.

-In regard to Parcel #80-01-031-020-00, the City Of Battle Creek’s petition, he is checking into the possibilities of the County’s Lawyers handling the case, rather than the township.

-Update from the building committee:

Discussion in regard to the delays in getting up-dated prints, unable to obtain up-dated bid, cost of material on the rise, due to recent weather events and the late date, it may be best to put the project on hold.  Jim M. to gather more information, if necessary a special meeting of the board will be called and posted, to make the decision to proceed or not.

 

 

Public Comment: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:  None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry, Assyria Township Clerk

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                                            ASSYRIA     TOWNSHIP

    SPECIAL OPEN MEETING

             @ 7:30 pm

        Monday 30 October 2017

      At the Township Hall

                PURPOSE:

  To discuss and make decisions with regard to the   

             impending building project

    and any other business the Board deems appropriate.

 

 

 

         ASSYRIA     TOWNSHIP

                          SPECIAL OPEN MEETING

                                  @ 5 pm

                     Monday 23 October 2017

                          

                                                 PURPOSE:

 

              To modify, accept or reject builder’s bid and any other business the Board deems appropriate.

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SPECIAL MEETING

  The Assyria Township Board will meet in

             SPECIAL OPEN SESSION at 4 p.m. Monday 9 October 2017 to review building plans for an addition to the existing township hall structure.

         The Board will either APPROVE

       the plans and proceed with the addition

                 or NOT APPROVE the plans.

 

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Assyria Township Board Minutes

September 5, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, September 5, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller, E. Waterbury, B. Miller and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-Concerns regarding the Health Department have been voiced. Currently Eaton and Barry counties are combined, the commissioners are researching other options. There is a survey that can be taken during the month of September.

-Interviews for the Animal Shelter position have been held. The board of commissioners is considering an individual from New York.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.

 

Motion made by B. Miller, supported by J. Miller to pay BS&A in the amount of $1,437.00, before the next meeting. 

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by B. Miller to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-Election Inspection will be at 3:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017 at the Baltimore Township Hall.

-The Election Board will need to appoint the election inspectors at the next board meeting held on October 2, 2017.

-Confirmed both M. Timmons and B. Miller will be attending the MTA training Creating a Vision for Your Township on Wednesday, September 27, 1027. 

 

Motion made by B. Miller, Supported by M. Timmons to pay MTA $218.00, before September 12, 2017.

 

TREASURER:

-Received $27,561.00 from State Shared Revenue.

-The last day to pay taxes, without interest is September 14, 2017.

 

TRUSTEE: None

 

Assessor:

-With regard to Parcel #08-01-031-020-00, the City Of Battle Creek’s petition, the Assessor requested that an attorney handle the paper work.  M. Timmons will inquire about cost and options.

 

SUPERVISOR:

-The county will be responsible for handling the National Census information.

-Discussed a resolution in regard to Medical Marihuana Facilities. It was deemed unnecessary at this time. 

-Discussed renewal of the Tri County Electric ordinance.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by E. Waterbury to renew ordinance #09052017.

All members vote YES.

 

-Update from the building committee:

 

It has been decided to proceed with the updated plan, including a basement. The permit for the Septic has been obtained.  J. Miller ask for funds to obtain a well permit.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by A. Terry to allow up to up to $400.00 for a well permit. 

All members vote YES.

 

There have been concerns in regard to correct elevations.  Amy is to get revised prints to Trumble in the next week. 

 

Public Comment: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:  None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry, Assyria Township Clerk

 

 

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  Assyria Township’s formal birth occurred on 29 February 1844. The inception occurred about 1841 when Cleaveland Ellis, as the newly appointed postmaster selected Assyria as the discrete name for his newly commissioned post office.  Which was only five years after Joseph Blasdell settled himself here as the first non-nomadic resident.

 

The Township’s basic responsibilities are property assessment administration, elections administration and tax collection, also fire protection, medical first responders, and cemeteries.  

 

Zoning and land use regulation are controlled by the County, as well as non-zoning ordinances controlling activities such as parks and recreation programs and roads

 

Townships, as the level of government closest to the people, try to provide services tailored to meet the needs of their residents.

 

Historically Assyria is more rural than cosmopolitan.  This is more by natural occurrence than by plan, mostly because there is no plan.  Currently we are working toward upgrading our Township Hall to be a hospitable location for residents to gather to plan for the future of the Township as a community with a coherent and supportive physical and administrative framework that provides for a stable and healthy environment.

 

The Township Board meets at the Township Hall the first Monday of every month at 7:30 PM unless it is a holiday, then it meets the next day.  Our website is assyriatwp.org and e-mail is assyriatwp@gmail.com.

 

ALL residents are invited to be a “person of interest” in our future.

 

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Assyria Township Board Minutes

September 5, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, September 5, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller, E. Waterbury, B. Miller and A. Terry

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT:

-Concerns regarding the Health Department have been voiced. Currently Eaton and Barry counties are combined, the commissioners are researching other options. There is a survey that can be taken during the month of September.

-Interviews for the Animal Shelter position have been held. The board of commissioners is considering an individual from New York.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.

 

Motion made by B. Miller, supported by J. Miller to pay BS&A in the amount of $1,437.00, before the next meeting. 

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by B. Miller to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.

 

CLERK:

-Election Inspection will be at 3:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017 at the Baltimore Township Hall.

-The Election Board will need to appoint the election inspectors at the next board meeting held on October 2, 2017.

-Confirmed both M. Timmons and B. Miller will be attending the MTA training Creating a Vision for Your Township on Wednesday, September 27, 1027. 

 

Motion made by B. Miller, Supported by M. Timmons to pay MTA $218.00, before September 12, 2017.

 

TREASURER:

-Received $27,561.00 from State Shared Revenue.

-The last day to pay taxes, without interest is September 14, 2017.

 

TRUSTEE: None

 

Assessor:

-With regard to Parcel #08-01-031-020-00, the City Of Battle Creek’s petition, the Assessor requested that an attorney handle the paper work.  M. Timmons will inquire about cost and options.

 

SUPERVISOR:

-The county will be responsible for handling the National Census information.

-Discussed a resolution in regard to Medical Marihuana Facilities. It was deemed unnecessary at this time. 

-Discussed renewal of the Tri County Electric ordinance.

 

Motion made by M. Timmons, supported by E. Waterbury to renew ordinance #09052017.

All members vote YES.

 

-Update from the building committee:

 

It has been decided to proceed with the updated plan, including a basement. The permit for the Septic has been obtained.  J. Miller ask for funds to obtain a well permit.

 

Motion made by J. Miller, supported by A. Terry to allow up to up to $400.00 for a well permit. 

All members vote YES.

 

There have been concerns in regard to correct elevations.  Amy is to get revised prints to Trumble in the next week. 

 

Public Comment: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:  None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                               Annette Terry

Assyria Township Clerk

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                 BELLEVUE FIRE CONTROL BOARD

Minutes of August 21, 2017

 

Mike Jones:  Chairman                               

Jason Farmer:  Convis Twp.-Vice Chair 

Hannah Coy:  Village of Bellevue-Sec.

Mike Timmons:  Assyria Twp.-Member

Don Chase:   Bellevue Twp.-Member

 

                                                                                           Mark Jordan:  Fire Chief 

                                                                                   Jacob Jackson:  Asst. Chief

 

Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Mike Jones at 7:00 p.m.

 

Roll Call:  Mike Jones, Jason Farmer, Don Chase, Mike Timmons

Absent:  Hannah Coy, Mark Jordan

Guests:  Linda Franks, acting Administrative Assistant

 

Minutes:  A Motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Mike Jones, to approve the minutes of the July 17, 2017, meeting with the revision to strike the statement regarding $110,000.00 being paid by Bellevue Village for police services, indicating it was only a discussion, not a statement of fact.  The Motion passed.

 

Invoices:  Reviewed bills to be paid.  A Motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Mike Jones, to approve and pay the bills.  The Motion passed.

 

A Motion was made by Mike Timmons, seconded by Jason Farmer, to obtain a credit card for  Linda Franks and add her to that account.   The motion passed.  A Motion was made by Jason Farmer, seconded by Don Chase, to cancel the credit card held by Hannah Coy.  The motion passed.

 

New Business:  None.

 

Secretary Report:  None.

 

Fire Chief’s Report:  Mike Jones indicated that Mark Jordan will get run reports to all the entities for the Township meetings. 

 

Municipalities Report:  Mike Timmons indicated a report of fire runs needs to be sent by e-mail.

Discussed cell towers.

 

Old Business:  Discussed lost revenue and money for runs.  The Board has determined that because there Is no longer a process for collecting money for fire run billings for residents that the billing will stop.  Further discussion at next meeting.

 

A Motion was made by Mike Timmons, seconded by Jason Farmer, to adjourn the meeting at 7:50  p.m.  Motion passed.

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                                      Assyria Township Board Minutes

                                                 August 7, 2017

 

A regular meeting of the Assyria Township Board was held at the Assyria Township Hall on, August 7, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Members present: M. Timmons, J. Miller and A. Terry

Members absent:  B. Miller and E. Waterbury

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REPORT: Absent

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Judge Amy L. McDowell and Randy Van Liere came to make the township aware of a new non-profit organization called:  Barry County Hope House.  It is a non-profit organization assisting non-violent substance abuse offenders in rebuilding their lives by providing drug and alcohol free temporary housing for those committed to recovery from chemical abuse and addiction.  There will be a Fundraising Dinner on August 19, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Barry Community foundation. Tickets are $20.00.  For more information call 269-978-8589. 

 

Amy Laverty-Meeker left a new copy of a proposed floor plan, for the new addition.    

 

Previous minutes reviewed and approved as written.

 

The bills were reviewed.  Motion by J. miller, Support by M. Timmons to pay the bills.

Roll call taken.  All members vote YES.