The Austin Township Board Meeting was called to order by Supervisor Kenneth Vredenburg at the Township Hall at 14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood, Michigan, 49346 on January 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Present were: Kenneth Vredenburg, Elizabeth G Carr, John Brockway, Sandra Mayo, and Megan Sgro-DT. Carolyn Towsley was absent.

Minutes: Moved by Sandra Mayo, supported by John Brockway to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Finance Report: We have received the refund from the Morley Stanwood School District from the overpayment of taxes.

Payment of the Bills: Moved by John Brockway, supported by Sandra Mayo to approve for payment Township check #’s 8365-8402 and Cemetery check # 1522 and to present for review Fire Department check #’s 4998-5004 and First Responder check #’s 1472-1485. Motion carried.

Unfinished Business:

1.       Fire Department and First Responder Report: The next Fire Board Meeting will be January 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Marv Bell, the Fire Chief, will be retiring at the end of his term, March 31, 2015. The Fire Board will be starting the process of appointing a new Fire Chief.

2.       Assessor and Supervisor Report: The next Board of Review will be March 9-11, 2015.

3.       Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer has signed Summer Taxes.

4.       Clerk’s Report: There will be a Special State of Michigan Tax Election on May 5, 2015. Maintenance will be performed on the Tabulator at the Court House on February 9, 2015.

5.       Joint Township Meeting: The Joint Township Meeting will be here at Austin Township on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

6.       Cemetery Mowing: We will need to bid out the Cemetery mowing this year.

Adjournment at 8:25 p.m.