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CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JULY 5, 2017

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Lori Bush, and Debbie Whitman. Tom Loshaw was absent and excused . Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Kellogg, Jan Kellogg and Tom Serino (arrived at 7: 15 p.m.) Treasurer's Report given by Bush showing balance of certificate of deposits of $68,039.02 general fund of $189063.47, for a total of $255,836.59 Motion by Coultes, with support by Whitman , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Bush - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None offered. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that courthouse cannon has been repainted. Rachel Frisch has taken over for John Burt. Marlene Hopp applied for blight demolition grant. Land Use Services reduced charges in the building department – replacing windows/doors. $400,000 to 450,000 short on library budget – still trying to bring budget down. Starting construction on tennis courts. EMS asking for millage request - .78 mil increase (if goes through will drop .4 mill in November. Are helping Village pay for BS & A. Air show broke even plus some money as took out rain insurance. ASSESSING/ZONING: BOR 7/18/17 at 6:00 p.m. Dan Kerwin from BS & A did on site training. Would like to have him back in November – no objections voiced. CEMETERY: Nothing TWP PROPERTY: Music in the Park on Saturday, July 8 5 pm – 9 pm. Received many fine donations. In event of rainout, will move to Corwith Township Hall. Estimate for power flush toilets in both bathrooms from Alpine Plumbing for $1450.00. Had problem during one rental – got them working and then plugged again. This was recommended by the plumber. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Kassuba, to approve the estimate from Alpine Plumbing and Heating. Motion carried, 4-0. WASTE TRANSFER: Ground work proposal for the waste transfer site explained.. Five local contractors were contacted by Kassuba. Three submitted proposals which were reviewed.. Kassuba will get comparable proposal submissions from two lowest submissions. FIRE/RESCUE: Nothing to report. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the board approved continuing as a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, continued employment with Phil Graham as the maintenance/transportation employee, had the second reading of the VAS Wellness Policy, approved the 2016-17 revised budget, approved the 2017-2018 budget, approved the L4029, approved the 2017-18 school calendar, approved continuing agreement with Johannesburg-Lewiston for business services, and approved refinishing of gym floor. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg – Parks and Rec interviewed Siddock and NDG. Unanimously recommend that NDG be the first choice. Next step is to negotiate a price with NDG. VK would like couple board members and one parks and rec member. Motion by VK with support by Whitman, That the negotiation committee consist of two twp board members and one parks and rec member. Moiton carried, 4-0. Vern and Tom from Twp board, Parks and rec will send rep. Revised DNR lease received today. Reviewed changes. Term still 25 years, not 50 as requested. No consideration fee listed. Still needs to be presented to attorney for review. Grant awaiting governors signature. ROADS: Nothing RESOLUTION FOR VOTING SYSTEM PURCHASE: Motion by Whitman with support by Kassuba, to approve the Resolution for Voting System Purchase. Roll call voate: Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes Bus – yes, Coultes yes. Absent – Loshaw. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action required Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI June 7, 2017

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Lori Bush, Debbie Whitman, Vern Kassuba, Tom Loshaw and Pat Coultes . Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Kellogg, Jan Kellogg, and Kris Powell. Treasurer’s Report given by Bush showing balance in certificate of deposit of $68,039.02, general fund checking of $187,797.57 for a total of $258,836.59. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes, yes, Bush – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Nothing offered. ASSESSING/ZONING: Nothing to report. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that the library is removing basement option and adding second story as original bid came in high. Bid packet released for tennis court project, due June 13. John Burt leaving mid July, Rachel Frisch new administrator. Air show Father’s Day weekend, adding Wednesday with Canadian Snowbirds. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. WASTE TRANSFER: 8 compactor loads, 174 tires under 17”, 4 18” and over, 4 semi tires. Per Pac, we have the most trailers in northern Michigan coming to clean up day, Kassuba proposed making the pad bigger to allow for a loop drop off during Clean up Day. Quite a few trees to be removed but many will still be left (Kassuba has marked perimeter). Specs reviewed for proposed work. Would like proposals returned by June 30. Have already talked with 4 local excavators. Kassuba will persue. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported that the bulbs are starting to burn out on can lights. Asked about LED lights, currently have 65 watt, now getting 9.5 watt. Rebate through consumers for replacing the florescent lights – bid is for lights only, not installing. $3667.00 bulbs and connectors ( less 1497.50 rebate). Kassuba will get price from contractor for installing and bring back to board. Suggestion to put outlets on ceiling on switch. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported in the process of switching accounts to Huntington Bank. Village requested to move snow to fire hall lot, was told to take to well site. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Village proclaimed 7/1/2017 Sir Jon A MacDonald Canada Day, approved the conveyance of Village Property to Family Dollar, introduced new Village Treasurer and will have a public hearing on amending Ordinance 3-2002 on 7/11/2017. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the school supported the COPESD general education budget, accepted the bid from Baird, Cotter & Bishop to provide audit services, approved the contract for R & R Custodial for three years, and accepted the resignation of retirement of Mrs. Wilma Littleton. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported no planning held last month but Parks & Rec did meet. Received 3 qualifications for engineers for trail park project. One was submitted late and committee would not accept. The proposals will be heard a week from Thursday. (3:00 and 4:00 p.m.) Funding process has been delayed due to SB 280. Proposed Lease from DNR received for park property. Tom reviewed his concerns with the lease with discussion following. Suggest attorney look over lease and proposed changes for proper wording. Give week for additional comments and then send to attorney. Once recommendation for engineer is made to twp, someone from twp would have to negotiate the price. Jan reported that the Community Foundation awarded $5000 for the fitness equipment. ROADS: Road Commission to start brining next week. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT: This is a renewal. Kassuba has attempted to get service to the Airport Rd area off the feed going to the casino and has not been given an answer yet. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Loshaw, to approve the franchise agreement with Charter Communications with the correction from Township Manager to Township Supervisor. Motion carried, 5-0. MERS 457 PROGRAM: Motion by Whitman, supported by Loshaw to adopt the Resolution of MERS 457 Supplemental Retirement Progam and Trust Master Plan Document. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes to approve the MERS 457 Participation Agreement. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Coultes, with support by Whitman to approve the MER 457 Loan addendum. Motion carried, 5-0. Life Insurance policy discussed. Motion by Loshaw, to reject the life insurance proposal from MERS. Supported by Kassuba. 3 yes – 2 no (Coultes and Whitman). Motion carried. MTA PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE: Read by Kassuba. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman to approve the MTA Principles of Governance. Motion carried, 5-0. FORECLOSED PROPERTY: Two properties – Dunham/Ashley and Thumb lake/Standard Lake Rd. No interest expressed in obtaining the property. CHANGE BANKS: First Federal to Huntington Bank. Motion by Coultes, with support by Bush, to adopt the Open and Maintain Bank account resolution with Huntington Bank. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI May 3, 2017

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Lori Bush, Debbie Whitman, and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Paul Liss, Jan Kellogg, Maureen Derenzy, Kris Powell, and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Bush showing balance in certificate of deposit of $68,039.02, general fund checking of $190,719.13 for a total of $258,758.15 . Motion by Whitman , with support by Kassuba , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Coultes, yes, Bush – yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Serino reported the Memorial Day services will be on 5/28/2017 at Evergreen Hill Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Dinner dance this upcoming Saturday at the Senior Center at 6:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. $5.00 entrance fee and dish to pass. Maureen Derenzy- letters in for building signage, Kassuba suggested mounting like temporary sign is mounted. Library branch sign will be mounted under light in same manner. Rita has asked that drop box be labeled and Maureen asked if the current location would be a permanent location. Discussed the wall drop box again. Maureen will proceed with ordering labeling for the outside drop box. Kassuba reported that Ron Smith has brought in the picture frames that he has been working on. Ron was thanked for making these for the Township. Ron declined compensation. Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Loshaw, to purchase a $50 gift certificate for Ron. Kassuba – yes, Loshaw – yes, Bush – yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported the library has sold their parcels in Livingston Township. Library received variance for parking. Courthouse cannon being cleaned. Tennis court awaiting grant funding. Animal Control building garage to house equipment. 5/23/17 public hearing on what surface material to use on Iron Belle Trail in city of Gaylord. 6/10/17 9-2 pm hazardous waste disposal at Road Commission. 6/1/2017 9-11 am at Kirtland Grayling is presentation on PA 281, 282 and 283 (marijuana related businesses). Vern Schlaud passed away Sunday ASSESSING/ZONING: Nothing to report. CEMETERY: Starting spring burials Friday. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Audio Quote from Total Audio reviewed by Kassuba. This is in response to several requests for this service in the hall. This quote will update the system that was put in the 1970’s. Motion by Whitman, supported by Loshaw, to accept the quote from Total Audio Engineering for the sound system upgrade in the hall. Motion carried, 5-0. WASTE TRANSFER: Clean Up Day coming up this weekend. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported Ryan Cottrell new chair, Pat Coultes remains as Treasurer, Debbie as Clerk. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Council has approved selling property to Family Dollar, asking amount $3,038.00 (President and Clerk to negotiate), Judi Yurak appointed Zoning Administrator and Planning recording secretary, approved expenditure of $160.00 for perennials for flower pots, City will be sweeping streets, cleaning drains and filing road cracks, accepted resignation from Elizabeth Haus effective 4/30/2017, appointed Debra Toppins Treasurer, and Clean Up day to be held 6/10/2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the Superintendent’s contract was extended by one year and that the district entered into an agreement with Johannesburg-Lewiston to provide business services through June 30, 2017. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported that we are still waiting on legislative funding for the trail park. Parks & Rec Committee reported property description has been sent to the DNR. RFQ is out, awaiting on responses. Box placed in hallway for proposal drop off. Jan Kellogg submitted $5000 grant application for senior fitness equipment at the Community Foundation. Also submitted $5000 grant application for playground equipment area with NEMCOG. ROADS: Nothing to report. BS & A ONLINE TAX INFORMATION: Bush reported that tax information will be going on line. This will be free for property owners but a $2.00 charge per parcel for others. Assessor information will also be available through this at the same cost. NEW VOTING EQUIPMENT & MERS INFORMATION: Whitman reported on the new Dominion voting equipment that the township will be getting, explaining new features on this equipment and her desire to purchase a second fob for the machine. Whitman will check cost for fob. FINAL 2016-17 QUARTERLY: No action required. Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI APRIL 5, 2017

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Lori Bush, Debbie Whitman, Vern Kassuba. Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Kellogg, Jan Kellogg, Ron Smith, Kris Powell and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Bush showing balance in certificate of deposit of $68,039.02, general fund checking of $194,823.43 for a total of $262,862.45. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Coutles, yes, Bush – yes Kassuba- yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments offered. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that the Housing and Veterans Departments will be moving to the Information Center by the Sheriff office. Vern Schlau out on medical leave – will be hiring inspectors and shuffling hours to cover the extended leave. Library selling three lots contingent on rezoning. Passed resolution in opposition to marijuana laws. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported the Board of Review was held last month and reports turned into State. CEMETERY: Nothing to report TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: nothing WASTE TRANSFER: Clean Up Day May 6, 2017. Work Camp has been arranged Jim Huniwell has been contacted. Debbie, Lori and possibly Vern and Pat will work. FIRE/RESCUE: Ryan Cottrell appointed to fill village vacancy. VILLAGE: Whitman reported the Council adopted budgets for 2017-18, passed resolution to amend pay for Clerk and Treasurer for meeting attendance and extra hours worked, accepted the resignation of the Treasurer, approved use of the softball field by VAYSP, accepted resignation from Phil McMillion as Parks & Rec and appointed Ryan Cottrell to same, update given on Family Dollar, heard proposal from Ryan Cottrell for community garden and discussed amending the ordinance on project cars. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the board approved the unpaid leave for Rachel Keiser and entered into an agreement with Huron Pines and Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported that they are still waiting on legislative approval for the trail park and also discussed some of the Family Dollar issues with the Village. Letter of support for Discovery Center was sent. Parks & Rec Committee organizational meeting held. Meeting dates will be posted. Request for Qualifications put together by Jan Kellogg. Review process explained by Jan. She suggested mailing the proposal to local companies and placing an ad in paper. Motion by Kassuba, supported by Bush, to place ad for request for qualifications for Trailhead Park. Motion carried, 4-0. Responses to be received by May 12. DNR needed map and property description of trail head park property before proposed lease paperwork could be supplied. Tom Kellogg has put this together. Application submitted to the Community Foundation for $5,000 for adult fitness equipment for the trail park was submitted by Jan. Marketing and Economic development possibilities through NEMCOG found by Jan, due May 1 (Michigan regional prosperity initiative). Jan will follow up on. Enbridge also another possibility. Parks and Rec to do interviews of RFQ submittals and make recommendation to the board. Wait until proposed lease from DNR to review for possible changes. ROADS: Kassuba will be writing letter to OCRC on road plans, concerns (East Sturgeon Valley, Old 27 and Thumb Lake road surface, Berrywine, McGregor,) OTSEGO COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE AGREEMENT: Motion Whitman, supported by Coultes, to approve service agreement for 2017-18 for $750.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Tom Serino reported that the last dinner dance hosted by the Senior Center had 68 attendees. County Township Officers Association meeting 4/18/17 at Charlton Twp. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI March 1, 2017

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Lori Bush, Vern Kassuba, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Paul Liss, Kris Powell, Tom Serino Treasurer’s Report given by Bush showing balances for the month of February as follows: certificate of deposit $68,039.02, general fund $173,395.02 for a total of $241,434.04. Motion by Coultes , with support by Loshaw , to approve the minutes (regular meeting and workshop), bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote Coultes – yes, Bush – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes, Loshaw - yes Budget Hearing opened at 7:01 p.m. Will be left open if any questions or comments wish to be made. PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments offered. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that a grant was submitted to USDA for an ambulance ($50,000), Library phone conference with Standard and Poores – hoping for AAA rating. Looking at summer groundbreaking. Trying to sell their property on North Center Street. American Waste has presented a proposal for recycling – will be included when bids sought. $68 million taxable value set on Wolverine Power in Elmira Township. ZONING/ASSESSING: 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines – Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to adopt the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. TWP PROPERTY: Kassuba received revised bill from Chuck’s Electric, over $1000 less. Loshaw recommended that plowing should be done before meeting evenings and could be included in contract wording. WASTE TRANSFER: FIRE/RESCUE: Still waiting on Village rep to be appointed. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that Ray Musall was appointed School liaison , Judi Yurek to Planning Commission and Dorothy Robinson Nuisance Enforcement officer. Pay for Nuisance Enforcement was raised from $40.00 to $80.00 per month effective 4/1/17, approved .50 cents per hour increase for maintenance worker as well as approved $495.50 for retirement payment. Approved franchise agreement with Charter, approved Social Host Awareness Proclamation and agreement with SANE. Will be holding settlement night on 3/31/2017. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the resignation of Reliable Transit was accepted, Phil Graham was hired as the bus driver/maintenance employee, R & R Cleaning was contracted with for custodial services, budget was revised and heard report from Electrical Security Management regarding lighting options. PLANNING COMMISSION: No report given. Kassuba has possible lease agreement for trail head park. Asked that members review for next meeting. Budget – Kris Powell adjust dates over heading. Paul Liss asked if Debt retirement was building payment – yes. Motion by Loshaw with support by Kassuba to close the budget hearing at 7:23 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0. ROADS: Nothing to report. NEW BUDGET MOTIONS Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Loshaw, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Bush – yes, Loshaw-yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Kassuba, seconded by Loshaw. Roll call vote: Kassuba –yes , Coultes –yes , Whitman – yes , Bush –yes,. Loshaw-yes. Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Loshaw, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes –yes, Loshaw-yes, Bush –yes, Kassuba -yes, Whitman –yes. General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $431,305.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $257,433.00) and expenditures of $431,305.00, Motion to adopt by Whitman, sec.Kassuba. Roll call vote: Yes: Loshaw, Kassuba , Whitman, Coultes , Bush . Fiscal Year 2017-18 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Loshaw, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes: Coultes, Whitman, Bush, Kassuba, Loshaw, 2017-18 Budget: Motion by Coultes, to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $190.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $50,810.00, sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Bush -yes, Kassuba-yes, Loshaw-yes, Coultes-yes, Whitman-yes. Motion by Loshaw, to approve line 101-171-702 @ $9,500.00, 101-171-703 @ $3,315.00 with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $12,815.00, sec.Coultes. Roll call vote: Yes - Kassuba, Bush, Whitman, Coultes, Loshaw , Motion by Coultes, to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $9,275.00, sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes – Loshaw, Whitman, Kassuba, Bush, Coultes , Motion by Kassuba, to approve line 101-209-702 @ $18,378.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $26,164.00, sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes – Coultes, Kassuba, Loshaw, Whitman, Bush , Motion by Loshaw, to approve line 101-215-702 @ $16,281.00, 101-205-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $20,390.00, Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Yes - Coultes, Whitman, Bush, Loshaw, Kassuba , Motion by Whitman, to approve line 101-253-702 @ $16,281.00, 101-253-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $20,390.00. Sec. by Coutles. Roll call vote: Yes - Loshaw, Coultes, Bush, Kassuba, Whitman Motion by Kassuba, to approve line 101-265-702 @ $7,092.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,764.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $43,404.00. Sec. by Loshaw. Roll call vote: Yes - Kassuba, Loshaw, Bush, Whitman, Coultes Motion by Coultes, to approve line 101-276-702 @ $9,420.00, line 101-276-704 @ 875.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,764.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $29,729.00. Sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Yes - Bush, Kassuba, Coultes, Whitman, Loshaw, Motion by Whitman, to approve category 101-370 at $42,200. Sec. by Loshaw. Roll call vote: Yes - Bush, Whitman, Kassuba, Loshaw, Coultes Motion by Coultes, to approve line 101-375-702 @ $3,000.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $12,075.00. Sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Yes - Coultes, Bush, Kassuba, Whitman, Loshaw. Motion by Loshaw, to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $32,954.00, Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Yes – Loshaw, Kassuba, Coultes, Whitman, Bush ,. Motion by Whitman, to approve category 101-536 @ $9,200.00. Sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Yes – Coultes, Loshaw, Kassuba, Bush, Whitman Motion by Kassuba, to approve the General Expenses category @ $75,899.00 including Board of Review wages at $120.00 per full day and $60.00 per half day. Sec. by Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes - Coultes, Whitman, Loshaw, Bush, Kassuba, Motion by Loshaw, to approve the Parks and Recreation category 101-750-890 @ 45,000.00. Sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Yes - Bush, Loshaw, Kassuba, Coultes, Whitman Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Dates will be Wednesday, April 5, 2017; Wednesday, May 3, 2017; Wednesday, June 7, 2017; Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Wednesday, August 2 , 2017; Wednesday, September 6, 2017; Wednesday, October 4, 2017; Wednesday, November 1, 2017; Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Wednesday, January 3, 2018; Wednesday, February 7, 2018; and Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Motion carried, 5-0. Jan Kellogg will be looking into criteria on architect for the Trail Park project Project Manager or general contractor yet to be decided on, Kassuba recommend we allow Parks and Rec to oversee the Trail Park project. No objections voiced. Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Lori Bush, Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Kris Powell, Paul Liss, Jan Kellogg, Tom Kellogg, Tom Serino and Marilyn Cole. Treasurer’s Report given by Bush showing the following balances: certificate of deposit $68,039.02, General Fund Checking $154,914.70, Total $222,953.72. . Motion by Coultes , with support by Whitman , to approve the minutes (regular and workshop), bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Coultes - yes, Bush – yes, Loshaw – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments offered. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that Bagley Twp approved their portion of the Iron Bell Trail funding. Trail requestged to be stone or gravel through the city. Library getting ready to sell bonds for their expansion. Working on matching funds for tennis court grants. Recognition of appreciation from Otsego County Board of Commissioners given to Marilyn Cole. ASSESSING/ZONING: Land division 042-007-100-020-02 Motion by Whitman to recommend approval of LD 042-007-100-020-02 supported by Kassuba. Motion carried, 5-0 CEMETERY: Reimbursement in for storm damage received. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Nothing offered. WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing FIRE/RESCUE: nothing VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Village has asked if the trail park would be named – Jan Kellogg responded that the DNR would have to approve that. Ed Posgate was appointed to the trustee vacancy (3 applications received). Ray Musall was appointed Pro-tem, Tom Heintz – Employment Commission and Dobo McMillon Parks/Rec. Clean Up Day will be June 10 from 8 am to 2 pm. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the organizational meeting was held with the officers as follows: President – Bernie Matelski, Vice-President – Kim Snyder, Secretary – Tom O’Rourke and Treasurer – Neil Brasseur. PLANNING COMMISSION: Parks Committee; Trail Head Park Update by Jan Kellogg. Tom Kellogg reported that Ray Thatcher had suggested adult fitness equipment as a possibility when the new playground goes in. Concensus of Planning was that this suggestion is worth pursuing. Should hear in March if the trail park grant is funded. Jan would like to pursue a Community Foundation grant for playground equipment funding. Jan Kellogg that the DNR Trust fund grant was recommended for approval and don’t expect problems with funding but has to be passed by legislature. Can look at hiring engineer at this point – request for qualification process or request for proposal process explained. She recommends request for qualification process. Could also start on lease agreement with Twp/DNR and Twp/Village. Northwest Michigan Health Department program seeking proposals now – Kassuba had asked Jan Kellogg to send letter of intent. After conference call, she recommended not seeking this grant as it will be hard to meet the qualification of spending the money this year. Heath fitness activities are required and must be in place by September of this year. The Community Foundation is accepting applications for projects due March 28. Great Lakes Energy People Fund applications due April 15, feels both worth going after. Will send letters and also get started with RFQ. Sample lease from DNR was received and could be starting point on lease. Letter from Ray Thatcher expressing interest for the Parks and Recreation Committee reviewed. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Coultes, to appoint Ray Thatcher to the Parks and Recreation Committee. Motion carried, 5-0. ROADS: Nothing to report. AUDITOR CONTRACT: Up 300.00 from previous contract. Motion by Whitman, to approve 2017, 2018 and 2019 with Campbell Auditing. Seconded by Loshaw, Motion carried, 5-0. UP NORTH PREVENTION PROCLAMATION: April 2017 Social Host. Motion by Kassuba , seconded by Loshaw , to approve April 2017 Social Host Awareness Month Proclamation. Motion carried, 5-0. SANE AGREEMENT: Agreement for next year provided. Cost is again $500.00. Motion by Kassuba , with support by Coultes, to approve the agreement with SANE. Motion carried, 5-0. Budget came together at workshop, if everyone feels good with it, will take right to March meeting. Parks/Rec – put into contingency and will add line items as needed. Will check on if per diem can be paid to Parks/Rec members. Parks/Rec Committee can start meeting. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JANUARY 4, 2017

The meeting opened at 7:00p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Lori Bush, Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Paul Liss, George Plummer, Kris Powell, Dep. Tubbs, and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by L. Bush showing the following balances: certificate of deposit $68,039.02, General Fund Checking $ 96,686.81, for a total $164,725.83. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Bush – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Nothing offered. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commission Liss reported that Ken Borton was selected as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Doug Johnson Vice-Chairman. All contracts that were in negotiations have been settled. Ice tree now is lighted. Recognition of appreciation from County for Marilyn Cole (not present). ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba recommend Les Howard, Herm Hawn, Diana Webber and Kris Powell (as alternate) for Board of Review members. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to appoint Les Howard, Herm Hawn, Diana Webber and Kris Powell (alternate) to Board of Review. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Claim has been filed on the storm damage. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Nothing offered. WASTE TRANSFER: Clean Up Day Contract from PAC reviewed. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Coultes to approve Clean Up Day contact with PAC. Motion carried, 5-0. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported that the Department received $1500.00 DNR grant for foam or turn out gear. VILLAGE: January meeting moved to January 10, 2017. SCHOOL: Summer Tax Collection Contract. Motion by Whitman, second by Kassuba, to approve the Summer School Property Tax collection contract with VAS with changes noted, for 0.00 per parcel. Motion carried, 5-0. National School Choice week Proclamation. -No action taken as no offer of support was received. PLANNING COMMISSION: No meeting in December. ROADS: Kassuba has not checked Dunham Road on complaint due to snow cover. PIE&G LIAISON: Annual meeting notice. Liaison or Clerk or Supervisor could attend. Meeting Jan. 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman, to appoint Tom Loshaw liaison. Motion carried, 5-0.. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action necessary SCHEDULE BUDGET WORKSHOP: Wednesday, 1/25/17 @ 6:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 DECEMBER 7, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman, Lori Bush, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Others present were Paul Liss, Joy Brasseur, Kris Powell, Bernie Matelski, Tom Serino, George Plummer, Ron Smith, Jack Staskievitz and Marilyn Cole. Treasurer's Report for month of November given by Bush showing balance of certificate of deposits of $68,039.02, general fund of $102.000.63, for a total of $171,038.65. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes , bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Bush – yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jack Staskievitz asked about the burned out house on 27 as well as abandoned house on 27. He was advised there is a nuisance ordinance through the county. The burned out house has been purchased and is waiting on redemption period to take ownership. Other property is owned by Bay Mills. Tom Serino offered to contact Bay Mills. Ron Smith asked about the historical pictures. Working on frames so that they can be displayed. Ron offered to get sample frame. Paul Liss asked about the building sign – email from Maureen Derenzy will be discussed later in the meeting. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that an additional 25 acres and buildings is in process at the Groen Nature Preserve. Laying groundwork for library expansion. Kirtland taking over University Center. Have had contact with Ferris University on providing classes. DNR has recommended funding for the Vanderbilt Trail Park project and now waiting legislative approval. ASSESSING/ZONING: Nothing to report. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Building signage is not going to be copper over metal – copper would not cut right. Maureen found an exterior wood (painted copper) sign letters – library willing to pay for. No objections voiced. WASTE TRANSFER: PAC has been contacted for tire pick up. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported he is currently acting chair until Village appoints another member to replace Ed Posgate. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that E. Haus was reappointed as Zoning Administration, Ron Bush as Street Administrator, Ray Musall as School Liaison, and Tom Heintz as planning liaison. Will be making the appointments for pro-tem, code enforcement, parks and rec and fire board next month. They are also running ad for open trustee position and code enforcement officer as well as two planning commission member. Discussed changing their planning commission from seven members to five members. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the audit report was presented by Gabridge & Company, appro9ved extending a probationary contract to the school secretary, approved contracting with Johannesburg to provide business services, approved an agreement with RPK Enterprises and moved the December board meeting to 5:00 p.m. on 12/14/2016. PLANNING COMMISSION: Motion to Whitman, seconded by Loshaw, to reappoint Judi Jarecki to the Planning Commission. Motion carried, 5-0. This is a four year term. Kassuba reported we need to establish a Parks and Recreation Committee. He is aware of three people that are interested. He recommended Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg and Anna Marie Deeter. Bernie Matelski had spoken with Cheryl Horsell who stated she would be interested after June 22, 2016. He has not spoken with her recently. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Loshaw to appoint Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg and Anna Marie Deeter. Motion carried, 5-0. ROADS: Kassuba reported he had another call on Dunham Road. He drove the road and some berms were created that made some washouts on the edge of the road. Road grader cut down berms. Had another call tonight and will check the road tomorrow and call the Road Commission after that. PAYROLL RATE: Charge from Marilyn for running tax bills. Will also be attending court tomorrow. Will charge $20.00 per hour as a consultant. Bush would determine what time is needed. Simple contract will be drawn up at a rate of $20.00 per hour. Motion by Kassuba, supported by Loshaw. Kassuba – yes, Loshaw- yes, Coultes – yes, Bush – yes, Whitman – yes. MERS: Service credit purchase buy up discussed. Both Kassuba and Whitman recommended leaving as is. MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES LICENSING ACT: Discussion held. All in agreement to not adopt an ordinance. Kassuba reported that open mic is held on the third Thursday of the month and for Christmas, meat and potato are provided. Invited all to attend. Usually runs from 5:45 pm to 9:00 p.m. Tom Serino reported on the New Years Eve dinner dance to be held at the township hall. Meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 NOVEMBER 2, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Others present were Paul Liss, John Burt, Kris Powell, Bernie Matelski, Joy Brasseur, Ralph Fink, and Karen Fink. Treasurer's Report for month of October given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $68,039.02, general fund of $106,735.60, for a total of $174,774.62. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes , bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments offered. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: John Burt reported the Groen Nature Preserve is close to the next stage, hopefully around March will take possession of the additional property. 9508 Old 27 N went through Sheriff sale, purchased by Bill Blaker, March 22 is redemption period end. Will have 30 days after March 22 to clean up property. Iron Bell Trail (Fairview to Waters) received a $1.4 million grant, $ 319,000 additional needed. Dog park named Pontresina property (path, drinking fountain, etc – all grant funded.) Working on putting in mobile laptops in all patrol cars. New doors and windows being wrapped up at courthouse. In negotiations with clerical, bus and corrections unions. ASSESSING/ZONING: LD 042-010-300-010-00 application received and Kassuba recommended board approve this division. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole , to recommend approval of LD 042-010-300-010-00.. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Whitman reported that storm clean up was completed and fence has been fixed. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Project cost sheet from Tad Latuszek that was received in March redistributed with discussion following. Total cost cannot be provided yet as project has unfinished items. Ok to pay first installment of snow removal contract as soon as liability proof is received. WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. FIRE/RESCUE: Nothing to report. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the school will be contracting with Edustaff to employ substitute parapros and secretaries. They also accepted the bid from Pure Precision Lawn Care for snow removal for the next two years. PLANNING COMMISSION: Nothing to report. ROADS: Kassuba received call on Dunham Road washouts today. Working with OCRC on Fontinalis Road pavement. Will work on the trees with the Road Commission on Yuill Street. COUNTY TWP OFFICERS ASSOCIATION MEETING: Whitman reported that Riley Zionce of Huron Pines Americorp talked about the his duties for the soil conservation district. Forester Diane Bomer informed those present of her availability to work with landowners for wildlife plots and qualified forest program. Results of the break out session when officers were divided by office served to respond to questions provided were reviewed. TREASURER RESOLUTION: Vern Kassuba thanked Marilyn Cole for all the efforts and work for her efforts as treasurer since 1990. Kassuba also thanked Joy Brasseur for her service as deputy treasurer. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Kassuba, that.effective November 20, 2016,duly sworn Lori Bush, Treasurer and Kelly Bush, Deputy Treasurer, as well as Debbie Whitman Clerk and Bernie Matelski Deputy Clerk will be authorized to sign checks for Corwith Township. Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Whitman, to approve the payment for the Treasurers Guide to Tax Collection class for Lori Bush and Kelly Bush as well as purchase the newly revised Treasurer’s Guide to Township Government. Motion carried, 5-0. MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES LICENSING ACT: Letter from Bryan Graham distributed for review for discussion at the next meeting. HISTORICAL SOCIETY REQUEST: Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole, to approve the payment of $100 for storage of artifacts for 2016. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 OCTOBER 5, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Others present were Paul Liss, Bernie Matelski, Jan Kellogg, Kris Powell, Tom Serino, Kevin Hesselink, Jim Fischer, Maureen Derenzy. Treasurer's Report for month of September given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $68,039.02, general fund of $160,043.32, for a total of $228.082.34. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. Maureen Derenzy – Otsego County Library: Kassuba reported that the library is willing to participate in the purchase signs for the building. Kassuba reported price for letters that would match trim would be $3000 - $3500.00. Maureen Derenzy is checking other sign companies. Maureen Derenzy arrived and addressed signage and reported on prices she obtained from Interiortech and New Century Signs. As Interiortech is out of state, installation would not be provided by the company. Neither price included installation costs. Discussion on attaching signs to the EIFS was held – builder will be contacted. Maureen will check on installation costs and explore other sign options. Maureen also spoke on the upcoming millage proposal for .375 mills for six years to expand the Gaylord branch. She also reported that a Create and Connect Program will begin on 10/18/2016 at the Vanderbilt branch. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jan Kellogg reported on the Trail park grant. Our preliminary score is 340 points. She is putting together a supplemental filing hopefully worth 40 additional points. DNR contact was positive about our application. Will be decided on in December by the Trust Board. Can attend the December 7 committee meeting in Lansing to address committee deciding grant (have to be on agenda). Possible suggestions for Advisory Committee were Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg. Make up of members discussed. Kevin Hesselink – candidate for 46th Circuit Judge addressed the Board on his qualifications for this position. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported the Community Center outdoor area is completed. Will be article in the paper when electronic recycling is available at Crossroads Industries. Elmira Twp assessor is not qualified to assess Wolverine Power Plant so county will assess until Elmira is qualified. Georgia Pacific property offered to County will not be accepted by County due to future environmental issues. Starting union negotiations with corrections and clerical unions. Latest update on Weatherwax property given. Fannie Mae has until 10/15/2016 to approach county on cleanup. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported he had a lot line adjustment come in but did not require board actions. CEMETERY: Whitman reported on the damage at the cemetery and the clean up progress and insurance claim. Would like to pay Ron the additional 12.5 hours. No objections were voiced. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported that Community Mental Health has two clients in our community that they have interviews with often. Would like to use the back hall for interview when library is open. Maureen would like more information on the individuals. These individuals would be with the Mental Health staff. Concensus was not to allow. One bid for snow removal received. North Excavating and Ashphalt in the amount of $2448.00 for three years. Stated at 4” inch depth. Previous contract was 4 inches at waste transfer and 3 inches at township hall. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole, to accept the bid from North Excavating and Asphalting in the amount of $2448.00 with the change to 3” at the township hall. Motion carried, 5-0. Cole wants spreadsheet from Tad on final project costs. WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. FIRE/RESCUE: Nothing to report. VILLAGE: Whitman reported the a bump sign has been purchased for the trail crossing on Main Street and that the fines that were going to be assessed for the dangerous structure on Sheridan Street and the noxious weeds on Cedar Street cannot be collected without incurring attorney fees. The Village did not meet the deadline to collect their own delinquent taxes so they will be turned over to the county. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that IdaMary Smith was selected to fill the vacant seat and that Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian was approved to join the Northern Lakes Conference. PLANNING COMMISSION: Planning Commission will submit names for the advisory committee. ROADS: Kassuba reported that Sturgeon Valley Road may not get done until next spring. Standard Lake Road had guard rail installed and washed out repaired in one section. The Road Commission resloped the road. We may be asked in the future to make some repairs to this road. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action required. Meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Paul Liss, George Plummer, Bernie Matelski, Tom Serino, Kris Powell, Bill Blaker, and Ron Smith. Joy Brasseur arrived at 7:04 p.m. Kassuba reported there is a glitch in bills – two contracts written for same rental. Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,961.37, general fund of $152,537.93 for a total of $220,489.29. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes , to approve the minutes, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Whitman- yes, Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw – yes. Public Comment: Paul Liss asked when signs indicating that this is the hall will be installed. Kassuba reported that he is working on getting sign to match eaves, hopefully by end of month. George Plummer – saw some handicapped individuals have a difficult time getting into hall during election. Would be nice to see door that opened easier. Also table closer to door for those to vote that have trouble walking Relayed incident with the Clerk after the last meeting concerning absentee ballots and wants it in the minutes. He then questioned if the assessor could be required to hold office hours and who supervises the assessor. Report from County Commissioner: Commission Liss reported that pickle ball courts are completed and tennis court resurfaced. Electronics Recycling to begin shortly at the Crossroads Building. Recycling update given. There is a tool to push back material in bins as things are being left on ground. Hazardous Clean Up Day statistics given. County does have authority to demolish Weatherwax property. Assessing/Zoning: Land Division 041-023-100-075-00 Motion by Cole, seconded by Whitman, to approve LD 041-023-100-075-00. Motion carried, 5-0. Asked the Board to allow Jill Kassuba to help him with assessing. Doing GIS mapping and would like her to help him and would be within the amount budgeted for Deputy Supervisor. Motion by Loshaw, to allow the Supervisor/Assessor to use the assistance of a helper within budget and cannot exceed budget, seconded by Whitman. 4-1 (Cole voted no). Cemetery: Whitman reported on the storm damage that occurred yesterday and will contact Adam Gandolphi. Township Property: Snow removal bids by October meeting date. (Home Town and Herald Times). Heat tape – talked with Chuck’s, bid would be adjusted to amount of tape used. Motion by Loshaw, for Chuck’s to install heat tape for $4988.00, supported by Cole. Motion carried, 5-0. Payne and Dolan to pulverize driveway next week, paving the following week. Library could use north end entrance if parking area is not usable. Concrete work to be done as well as pex work. Drain spout elbow leaking at south end. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that another pickup was obtained from the DNR so switching out pickups at this time. School: Whitman reported that the secretary’s contract was extended 90 days with a 30 day review, accepted the resignation of Patti Kenyon, approved sinking fund millage for November ballot and increased the amount from $1,000 to $5,000 before requiring bids. Planning Commission: No report. Roads: Kassuba reported some roads were bladed and sand holes filled. Bernie met with the driver and rode with him as brining was being done. Three loads of brine were used for $1,950.00. Road Commission has already asked to meet with Vern – O’Rourke to Lewis on McGregor dirt work something to look at and work toward afton stone. Also mentioned Berrywine. If something board would like brought up, let Vern know. Loshaw felt the OCRC went above and beyond in accomplishing Pykeschool Road. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 AUGUST 3, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, and Tom Loshaw . Others present were Ron Smith, Paul Liss, George Plummer, Jackie Smith, Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg, Tom Serino, Kris Powell, and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,961.37, general fund of $200,003.97 for a total of $267,965.34. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Kassuba , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: George Plummer requested Supervisor maintain schedule of at least one day a week in office to be available to public. Asks all public records be kept at township hall available for viewing and copying. Also requested that a statement from Treasurer of income and expenses monthly or quarterly be provided.. He also wants copies of BOR minutes 2015 March, July and fall and March and July this year. Cole reported that she didn’t think you can mandate an elected official to hold office hours but will have to look it up. We do it as a convenience to tax payers. Mr. Plummer stated that if it was not appropriate, he can go with it. Given pay raise and should earn it. Ron Smith reported that per Vern Schlaud , if a Township deems a building dangerous, the township can demolish and put cost on tax record (in reference to Weatherwax property). REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that the basketball and pickle ball court completed at Community Center. Working on tennis courts next. Plaza project done. Veterans corner being redone. Groen Preserve clean up after storm completed and trails are reopened. Library will be seeking .375 mills for 6 years for library expansion approved for November ballot. ASSESSING/ZONING: Land Division 042-021-200-030-01 Motion by Whitman, seconded by Kassuba, to recommend approval of LD 042-021-200-030-01. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Whitman reported the Garage door S hooks broke and two panels will have to be replaced. Ron is working on this. TWP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported the air back up and working, don’t have schedule for paving yet. He will be meeting with the paving company before start. Eaves troughs up and drain pipe in. Going to talk to Chucks about the footage on the heat tape that was submitted. $1068.00 from Chucks for outlets for the heat tape. No objections voiced to staying with Chucks. South door – uneven step down. Will level gravel. Having difficulty getting prices for pex hookup. Been told in our area should go with furnace (in $15,000 - $20,000 range) but Kassuba doesn’t have good quotes yet. $918.00 to put pex in new slab to be poured in front of office. Discussion followed. Loshaw recommended putting the tubing in the slab. Motion by Loshaw, seconded by Cole, to put the pex in the slab and decide on hook up later. Motion carried, 5-0. WASTE TRANSFER: Kassuba reported there is a concern with some commercial use at the waste transfer site. He believes the person is a resident but has found out the person has not used bags so no proper way to charge. Kassuba will talk to Chet about it. Discussion followed. Waste must be bagged. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported that $4568.00 was received from the golf outing and $190.33 received in antique donations. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Village approved removing the tree in the alley by Roland Goff’s property, accepted the offer from Strait Sides construction for the plow, accepted bid from Dozer Construction for street work, looking at keeping tax collection until February and Undersheriff to attend next Planning Commission meeting. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the Board heard a presentation from Pastor Ballard on transgender restrooms/locker rooms and a presentation from the COPESD on board member role and duties. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported that the June meeting was cancelled due to lack of quorum. No updates on trailhead park yet. Two volunteer jackets are at the Village hall for anyone interested in helping keep the trail clean. Pigeon River Country headquarters group tour attended by Tom, recommended approval of the MUZ district language for Otsego County. Music in the Park was a success. Over 100 people attended the event. Billye Thatcher will be doing the thank you letters to the businesses that donated to the event. A drawing of gift certificates from businesses in town was held at the event. ROADS: Kassuba reported that the Pykeschool paving is done at both ends. Got a couple calls on dust issues, OCRC not doing any rebrining. 17.5 cents per gallon 1312.50 per transport, 3.5 to 4 miles per transport. 1-2 loads may be needed. Discussion followed. Concensus that if gets worse, go ahead and brine. Loshaw commented on the nice job done by Dozer Construction on the dirt work on Pykeschool Road.. COUNTY TWP ASSOCIATION MEETING: Whitman reported the following items were discussed at the meeting: Pigeon River Open House on 8/31/2016, use of fireworks and enforcement of statute, storm damage at Groen Preserve, improvements at Community Center, November millage request for library, MSP looking at eliminating midnight patrol, November millage for Otsego County Road Commission, Gaylord downtown project, Damage Assessment workshop to be held on 8/23/2016 and next meeting to be held in October at Bagley Township. Meeting adjourned at 8:01 pm. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JULY 6, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, and Tom Loshaw . Others present were Ron Smith, Paul Liss, George Plummer, Mike Edwards, Dana Edwards, Kris Powell, Tom Serino, Hugh Noeske (arrived at 7:07 p.m.) Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,961.37, general fund of $193,698.07, for a total of $261,659.44. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Mike Edwards, candidate for 46th Circuit Court Judge addressed the Board on his candidacy for this position. Tom Serino reported that they are having Northern Nites play for New Year’s Eve and would like to use the Township hall for the event and if they do realize a profit, would be willing to pay for the hall. No concerns were voiced for using the hall for the event. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that the Airshow was a success with the biggest turnout they have ever had. Courthouse plaza project is now complete. 8 foreclosures in the county that need demolition or clean up. Cannon on courthouse lawn to be sand blasted and repainted. Historical plaques to be refurbished Sprucing up veteran corner also Library going for .375 mills for 6 years on millage unofficially.. ASSESSING/ZONING: Land Division 042-004-200-010-00 – Kassuba recommended approval. Motion by Whitman, supported by Cole, to recommend approval of Land Division 042-004-200-010-00. Motion carried, 5-0. Jack Deming had served as the alternate BOR member and is no longer able to do so and Kassuba has asked Kris Powell to fill this position. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to appoint Kris Powell as the alternate Board of Review member. Motion carried, 5-0. Three parcels on foreclosure list for this township (one in Blackbear, other in Section 23 out east; Section 3 2.5 acre piece). No interest in this property was offered and no objections were made in sending in the right of refusal. CEMETERY: Ron requested to have trees trimmed higher – get estimates. TWP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported air conditioner is still not working – Carrier sending two new compressors and three fans. Received suggestion on the slab on township office side on raising slab to eliminate water collecting and step up. Estimates received for concrete reviewed. Motion by Loshaw to refurbish the concrete sidewalk and replace the handrail with bid from Siwecki Construction for $2181.00. Supported by Cole. Motion carried, 5-0. Discussion on eave troughs and the need of. Bids discussed, one with 1foot on center supports, other two 1.5 feet on center. Motion by Kassuba, with support Loshaw, to accept the Gutter pro estimate of $2380.00, Motion carried, 4-1 (Coultes voted no). Estimates for pex and drain line for eaves reviewed and discussed. Motion Loshaw, supported by Cole, to accept the bid for the drain line for the eaves of $1200 from Alpine Plumbing and Heating Inc. Motion carried, 5-0. Generator service agreement – bids reviewed. .Motion by Loshaw, with support by Kassuba , to accept the bid from Cummins Bridgeway LLC, for five year agreement with load test first year and fifth year. Motion carried, 5-0. Order rails for the fire department fence. Discussed what to do during the winter to prevent the breakage. Ron Smith had adjusted the front closures on the doors and also looking into the bathroom door closure WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported golf outting was held through Elkhorn Grill and was very successful. Loshaw thanked Allen Brown for his generous volunteering for the department. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Village will be receiving $8500.00 per year from the Road Commission millage for the village streets and reviewed bids for a new plow truck that they chose not to act on. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the 2015-16 budget was amended and the deficit did not come out at planned but came out at 71,193.00. 2016-17 budget was adopted for General Fund and shows having a fund balance of $34,967 at the end. PLANNING COMMISSION: Music in the Park Saturday from 5-9 p.m. Rain will move the event to the Elkland Center. ROADS: Kassuba got call on road that is rough – verified by Kassuba prior to the meeting. (Berrywine Road). Cross pipe and paving on Pykeschool discussed– can alter as long as stay within amount specified. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action required Meeting adjourned at 8:34 pm. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI June 1, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Vern Kassuba, Tom Loshaw and Pat Coultes . Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, George Plummer, Jason Thompson, Jeff O’Rourke, and Tom Serino Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $67,961.37, general fund checking of $253,195.39 for a total of $321,156.76. Motion by Cole, with support by , Loshaw, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes, yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: George Plummer – change 2015 to 2016 in last month’s minutes. Jason Thompson, candidate for 46th Circuit Court Judge introduced himself who is an attorney in Grayling. Tom Serino reported on the Memorial Service held Sunday, thanking Vern Kassuba for assisting with reading of the names and Herb Ashley for setting up the sound system. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported that a split was received today and is not complete. Assessment roll to be rolled over, PRE turned over to County and Marilyn to get update to start tax preparation. Bud Palin asked if he could bring catalog in on the pictures should someone wish to have a copy. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss was not present. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. WASTE TRANSFER: Whitman reported that Clean Up day last year had 9 compactors, 208 tires under 17”, 405 tires over 17” and 6 semi tires. This year, there were 5.5 compactors, 190 tires 17” and under and 2 tractor tires for a total costs of $5,043.00. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported that parking lot bids received for dirt work from Rieth Riley, Dozer Construction, Payne & Dolan and Elmers reviewed. Bids received for asphalting from Rieth Riley, Dozer Construction and Payne & Dolan reviewed and discussed. Right to withdraw and modify on Payne & Dolan discussed. Kassuba will have an attachment to accepted proposal of underground utilities that Miss Dig needs to be contacted on, attention to where septic tank is located. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Kassuba, to accept the bid from Payne & Dolan Inc. in the amount of $18,875.00 for the dirt work and $23,750.00 for the asphalt paving of the parking lot. Motion carried, 5-0. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported that 10 airpacks were purchased from Station 2 for $150.00 each. VILLAGE: Meeting next week. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the COPESD budget resolution was approved, and the board renewed the contracts for custodial/maintenance, transportation and food service. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported on the request for help on maintaining along the trail. Brought up to both Township and Village Planning Commission. Volunteer jackets to be dropped off at township and Village. Discussed the zoning language received from the County on towers and had no issues with the proposed language. The DNR visited the site for trail head grant. Can pick up extra points if there is a parks committee. Two township planning members are interested as well as two village members and one at large member has been found. A notice seeking volunteers would need to be posted. Music in the Park July 9 – will need someone to volunteer to cook and arrange getting musicians together. Advisory Parks and Recreation Resolution read by Whitman. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole, to adopt the Resolution to establish an advisory Parks and Recreation Committee. Motion carried, 5-0. ROADS: Kassuba reported that everything but the paving is done on Pykeschool Road. Project came in under projected cost and would like to use additional on south end intersection with Winters Road. No objections were voiced. George Plummer reported there is a hole in culvert on Badgley Road near Holewinski’s gate. Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI May 4, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, George Plummer, Obed Plummer, Kris Powell, Joy Brasseur, Colin Hunter, and Tom Serino, Deputy Tubbs (7:29 p.m.), and Paul Liss (7:08 p.m.). Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $67,961.37, general fund checking of $252,781.72 for a total of $320,743.09 . Motion by Coultes , with support by Cole , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Coutles, yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Colin Hunter introduced himself. He is running for 46th Circuit Court Judge. Ron Smith noted that he was present at the April meeting. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that the Hazardous Waste dropoff will be held on 6/11/2016 at OCRC 9-2 p.m. Airshow to be held Fathers Day weekend. Fountain coating to be finished at plaza project. Looking at once per month electronic recycle. Goodwill will take working appliances and all computers. Cleaning vet plaques to take place. Library seeking millage this fall for expansion. Red Cross is leaving the old information center building so will be available to a non profit organization. ASSESSING/ZONING: Land Division 042-025-300-005-01 – Motion by Whitman, with support to Kassuba, to recommend approval of land division 042-025-300-005-01. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Whitman reported that one load of gravel in, may need another. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported that Siwecki fixed the roof and EFIS, painter will be here to caulk when there is a good weather window. Recommend that the Board consider rain gutters, Kassuba will check into this. Bid specs for reconstructing parking lot areas presented. Kassuba would like an on site inspector, Bernie Matelski has said he would. Load tickets to be turned in. Bids to be turned in by 6/1/2016 at 7:00 p.m. Publish once in Herald Times and Our Home Town. Also has some addresses to send to for requests for bids. Furnace was disposed of by furnace contractor. WASTE TRANSFER: Clean Up coming up this weekend. Cole may not be able to show up but will pick up pizzas. 15.5 cents per gallon to brine 26 miles of township. Could come in with second application. $325.00 to brine transfer site if needed. Will have Chet contact Vern when it needs it. FIRE/RESCUE: Millage wording turned over to the county. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Council approved a bid to install electrical service at the storage building, approval purchase of a new wing plow, approved work to be done on the 1995 International up to $3500.00, approved the resolution to reclaim Garfield Street and approved a payment of 50 percent to start the drain on Cheboygan Street. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg has information from County on Wireless communications Services and Telecommunication Towers and Facilities. Since no meeting, will be asking Judi to contact Debbie with her comments. ROADS: Kassuba asked the Road Commission about millage money - $50000 going on Sturgeon Valley, 18,000 going toward paving on Pykeschool. Jeff O’Rourke doing dirt work on Pyke School. OTSEGO COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES AGREEMENT: Two year agreement - $6180.00 per year. Motion by Loshaw, with Support by Cole, to authorize signing of the contract. Motion carried, 5-0. Deputy Tubbs reported that they will be attempting to attend meetings to answer any questions or hear concerns. Meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI APRIL 12, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Vern Kassuba and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Paul Liss, Kris Powell, Joy Brasseur, Andy Noeske, Hugh Noeske, Tom Serino, AnnaMarie Deeter, John Deeter Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $67,961.37, general fund checking of $254,019.77 for a total of $321,981.14. Motion by Loshaw , with support by Cole , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Coutles, yes, Cole – yes Kassuba- yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments offered. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported city planning commission is reviewing change to allow chickens in the city. County Animal Control will be in charge of monitoring. Goodwill will take computers and appliances that work. Will develop site at Alpine Center to take electronics and television (twice per month). Household hazardous waste 6/11/16 from 9 – 2 pm at the Road Commission. Transition home possible in vacant part of work camp. Theron Higgins resigned, Tim Cherwinski is new Bus System Manager. Gaylord Schools to test water this summer, Joburg has tested with no issues found, Vanderbilt has Wade Trim test. No response from St. Marys and Otsego Christian schools. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported the Board of Review was held last month. CEMETERY: Whitman reported one burial was completed before winter returned. Kassuba reported that Henry Hillardis needs a veteran flag holder. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba went through hall with maintenance personnel. Floor has been waxed, covering lower shelves in kitchen. Has some specification from contractors on parking lot - 1 lift at 2.5 inches. This is what he would like to recommend: 6” of 22A gravel. Also suggested pulverizing what we have and the gravel should be put on top (for bid specs). Going to ask for an analysis of pavement and pull sample to make sure is in compliance with what is bid. Prime time for work is after August election through end of September WASTE TRANSFER: Clean Up Day May 7, 2016. Cole reported Jim Hunawill will work again, Kassuba Cole and Whitman will work. Will try for 3 work camp workers. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes requested new On Call for Fire Board. Requested Vern send letter to Village Market requesting more care taken when plowing – 4 busted rungs in fence. Approved wording for millage request for August ballot. AnnaMarie Deeter reported new village copier has been received and they would like to donate their current copier to the Fire Department. VILLAGE: Whitman reported the Council adopted budgets for 2016-17, approved purchase of street signs and made the following appointments: Street Administrator – Ron Bush, Code Enforcement – Mike Kenny, Zoning Administrator – Elizabeth Haus, School Liason – Ray Musall, Planning Commission – Tom Heintz,, Parks and Rec – Phil McMillion. School: Hired Amy Byleich and CeCe Rich as Parent/Community Engagement advocates, working on support staff contract, and extended the Superintendent’s contract for one year. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Loshaw reported they discussed on if they need to meet every month – possibly cutting meetings down as not as busy. ROADS: OCRC wants to edge and overlay on Sturgeon Valley – Tom Deans may come to Township for possibly $12,000.00. Cost for graveling Berrywine and McGregor. OCRC wants us to consider additional work on Berrywine and sealcoating (cut knoll and put in low area, put in culvert ($6,340 plus $2,800 for drainage , our share is 75%). Suggested 22A @ 5 inches at a cost of $42,130. Cost for 6 inches of afton stone would be $49,000.00. Cost to seal coat is $68.780.00. Suggested improvement to McGregory Road included sloping and straightening out the curve going down hill, correcting drainage, aggregate and seal coating at a cost of $131,330.00. QUARTERLY REPORT: Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to transfer $185.00 from 101-101-890 to 101-101-702 and to transfer $145.00 from 101-375-743 to 101-375-702 with no change in the total budget amount for the 2015-2016 budget. Roll call vote: Yes – Whitman, Cole, Kassuba, Loshaw, Coultes. Hugh Noeske asked if old furnace and air conditioner have been found. These were believed to have went to A & L. County Township Officers Association meeting 4/19/16 at Otsego Lake Twp Meeting adjourned at 7:32p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI March 2, 2016

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Debbie Whitman. Tom Loshaw was absent and excused. Others present were Tom Kellogg, Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Joy Brasseur, Jan Kellogg, Andy Noeske, George Plummer, Ron Smith, Hugh Noeske and Tom Serino. Tad Latuszek arrived at 7:26 p.m. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balances for the month of February as follows: certificate of deposit $67,961.37, general fund $284,902.09 for a total of $352,863.46. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes (regular meeting and workshop), bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Budget Hearing opened at 7:00 p.m. Will be left open if any questions or comments wish to be made. George Plummer on budget: This is time that wages are agreed upon for board members. Thinks board should consider reallocate what assessor is getting and allocate to supervisor. Thinks supervisor should be paid what clerk and treasurer are paid. Would like to see something in rules on how minutes are handled (publication, legal perpetual record of what is being said). Andy Noeske – was in a week ago Wednesday, building payment has changed in that time and was not filled in on resolution. He was advised this payment number came from the bank. Whitman explained about the excel spreadsheet formula corruption on first draft of the budget. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole, to close the budget hearing at 7:12 p.m. Motion carried, 4-0 PUBLIC COMMENTS: Andy Noeske asked why the $11,455 balance from loan was still in the General Fund. He was advised that the last two invoices are coming up tonight and the plan was to send the excess back to bank. Punch list and billing issues were holding up the last payments. Change orders were handled through the architect. No signatures for change orders or amounts. Hugh Noeske asked about the steel that was on the building – sold to Chet Borowiak, Siwecki Construction, Vern Kassuba and A & L. Marilyn Cole said it was discussed at a workshop that we were done with the bid process and to scrap with A & L, but minutes reflect that the steel would be sold as scrap. Noeske asked if there was weigh slip from A & L. Request was made to see a list of checks received for scrap and who received the scrap steel. H. Noeske feels public was cheated. George Plummer – wants some type of confidence that his issue of the wages will be discussed by the board. He wants others to be interested in the Supervisor position and feels the wage is too low to promote interest. PRESENTATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom and Jan Kellogg gave an update on the Trail Head project. Village will be considering at their next meeting either leasing or conveying Village portion to Township. $406,000 - $500,000 total project costs. Pledges to date reviewed. Jan asked if the Board could agree on the contract with WadeTrim and for cost sharing with the Village on Maintenance and also set up a special meeting date for the grant resolution. Motion by Cole to enter into the Professional Services agreement with wade trim for $5000.00. Seconded by Coultes. Motion carried, 4-0. Kassuba reported that the Village attorney would like to do framework for the maintenance agreement between the Village/Township and would like us to cost share this with the Village. No estimate has been given. Coultes feels he needs more information. Should have something for the special meeting to be held later this month. All numbers are not in to do the resolution for the grant. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported on new reverse 911 system (Code Red – available on county website). Plaza project will resume in the spring. Looking at doing an electronic recycling – possible drop off event. City wants to contract with County to do assessing services. Household hazardous waste drop off June 11, 2016 9 am – 2 pm at Road Commission facility. ZONING/ASSESSING: Nothing on zoning. Assessment change notices out. March Board of Review meetings scheduled. Requested tutor from BS&A – no objections voiced. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. TWP PROPERTY: Tad Latuszek went over the Chuck’s Electric billing. Discussion followed. Project additions and changes discussed. $2448 more than additions and bid price. Coultes recommended paying Chuck’s Electric amount billed. Motion by Coultes, seconded by Cole, to pay Chuck’s Electric. Roll call vote: Coultes yes , Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Siwecki Construction – stop payment has been done on August check. $23,726.20 due with no retainage. Still some issues on roofing hanging and leak on south eave. Butt joint leak on north side. Recommended holding retainage of $3000.00. Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Whitman, to pay Siwecki Costruction $20,726.20 with $3,000.00 held in retainage. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes, Coultes – yes. WASTE TRANSFER: Cole reported flyer out for Clean Up Day which will be held the first Saturday in May. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported the truck from DNR is only being used to plow the Fire Department – not going out on runs or plowing the well property. Not feasible to put money into. VILLAGE: Meeting not until next week SCHOOL: Whitman reported on a possible partnership with Kirtland Community College for the middle college program, hiring of Diane Kabat as a Title 1 teacher, scheduled the evaluation of the Superintendent, approved the Danielson model for teacher review and evaluation and approved a two year contract with the VEA. ROADS: Kassuba reported that the paving of Pykeschool from Huffman Lake Rd back 700 feet will be at no cost. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole to authorize the Supervisor to sign the contract. Motion carried, 4-0. Berrywine and McGregor estimates for afton stone are for $43,360 and $37,038 (township costs). This was offered as something for consideration. OCRC has suggested looking at hard surfacing. They will be sending something to us on this. Discussion continued on Supervisor and Assessor wages, with a final recommendation made by Coultes to increase the salary by $1,000.00. This amount to be taken from the amount in the Roads category. Recess taken from 9:03 p.m. – 9:10 p.m. Kassuba will work on getting specs for the hall parking lot so that the work can be bid out. NEW BUDGET MOTIONS Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Cole yes, Coultes yes, Whitman - no, Kassuba – yes. Absent: Loshaw Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Coultes, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Kassuba -yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes. Absent: Loshaw Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. Absent: Loshaw General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $514,423.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $257,433.00) and expenditures of $514,423.00, Motion to adopt by Kassuba, sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes , Whitman – yes , Coultes - yes , Cole – yes. Absent: Loshaw Fiscal Year 2016-17 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Whitman, seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Whitman - yes , Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes. Absent: Loshaw 2016-17 Budget: Motion by Kassuba to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $185.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $50,810.00, sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Cole- yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman –yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole to approve line 101-171-702 @ $9,500.00, 101-171-703 @ $3,315.00 with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $12,815.00, sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Cole- yes, Whitman – yes, Coultes – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $9,275.00, sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Whitman - yes, Kassuba - yes, Cole - yes, Coultes – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Whitman, to approve line 101-209-702 @ $18,018.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $25,804.00, sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole, to approve line 101-215-702 @ $15,960.00, 101-205-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $20,069.00, Sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. Absent: Loshaw. Motion by Whitman, to approve line 101-253-702 @ $15,960.00, 101-253-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $20,069.00. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes -yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole, to approve line 101-265-702 @ $6,960.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,728.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $103,236.00. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Coultes, to approve line 101-276-702 @ $9,228.00, line 101-276-704 @ 875.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,728.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $33,685.00. Sec. by Cole. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole, to approve category 101-370 at $42,100. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Cole - yes , Whitman - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole, to approve line 101-375-702 @ $3,000.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $12,075.00. Sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole, to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $32,954.00, Sec. by Whitman. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Cole, to approve category 101-536 @ $9,200.00. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. Absent: Loshaw Motion by Coultes, to approve the General Expenses category @ $143,331.00 including Board of Review wages at $120.00 per full day and $60.00 per half day. Sec. by Whitman. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Absent: Loshaw Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whtiman to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Dates will be Wednesday, April 6, 2016; Wednesday, May 4, 2016; Wednesday, June 1, 2016; Wednesday, July 6, 2016; Wednesday, August 3 , 2016; Wednesday, September 7, 2016; Wednesday, October 5, 2016; Wednesday, November 2, 2016; Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Wednesday, January 4, 2017; Wednesday, February 1, 2017; and Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:24 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Bernie Matelski, Joy Brasseur, Tom Serino, George Plummer, John Deeter, Paul Liss Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing the following balances: certificate of deposit $67,961.37, General Fund Checking $268,679.36, Total $336,640.73. Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman , to approve the minutes (regular and workshop), bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Coultes - yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None offered. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that plaza project is completed. EMS expansion is completed. OCFD going for 1 mill in August for new truck. Kyle Ryan new Parks and Rec director starting 2/8/2016. Talked to chair at Bay Mills. Opened up property to make sure no leaks etc. Still waiting for state to issue release. Asked for letter of support on Trail Head project and also sent letter to donate. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported he is working on assessment roll. CEMETERY: Nothing TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported meeting with two contracts to go over billing. Still have some punch list items to complete before releasing money. Thank you card from Cottrell’s read, thanking anonymous donor who paid for hall rental. WASTE TRANSFER: PAC Sanitation’s proposal for Clean Up Day reviewed – Saturday May 7, 2016 9 am to 2 pm $785.00 per compactor, tire prices of . No objections voiced. FIRE/RESCUE: Nothing to report. VILLAGE: Whitman reported SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the organizational meeting was held with the officers as follows: President – Bernie Matelski, Vice-President – Neil Brasseur, Secretary – Kim Snyder and Treasurer – Gayle Embree. Spaghetti dinner and student showcase 2/4/16 from 5-7 p.m. PLANNING COMMISSION: Motion by Whitman , second by Cole, to reappoint Tom Kellogg to the Planning Commission. Motion carried, 5-0. Tom reported that Ray Thatcher commented at their last meeting that possibly the Township could be a local information center (lighted sign for information), also use as an emergency shelter. Discussed public hearing on Trail Head grant – scheduled for 2/29/2016 at 7:00 p.m. (Planning Commission meeting night). Proposed budget for 2016-17 submitted. Dates for 2016 Planning Commission meetings were set. Will elect officers next month. ROADS: Nothing to report. UP NORTH PREVENTION PROCLAMATION: April 2016 Social Host. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole, to approve April 2016 Social Host Awareness Month Proclamation. Motion carried, 5-0. Economic Alliance Agreement: $750.00 for one year. Motion Cole, seconded by Loshaw, by to approve the service agreement with Otsego County Economic Alliance for $750.00. Motion carried, 5-0. SANE AGREEMENT: Agreement for next year provided. Cost is again $500.00. Motion by Coultes, with support by Kassuba to approve the agreement with SANE. Motion carried, 5-0. SECOND BUDGET WORKSHOP: 2/15/16 at 6:00 p.m. Chuck Klee agreed to meet with Kassuba, Whitman and Tad Latuszek to go over billing. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JANUARY 6, 2016

The meeting opened at 7:00p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Paul Liss, Bernie Matelski. Judi Jarecki, Kris Powell, Joy Brasseur and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by M. Cole showing the following balances: certificate of deposit $67,961.37, General Fund Checking $ 244,582.01, for a total $312,582.01. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s report. Roll call vote Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments were offered. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commission Liss reported that 88 children participated in Shop with a Cop, Bob Harkness was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Commissioners (8 applicants applied), plaza project has tables and benches installed, EMS expansion anticipate being finished by end of the month, interviewing tomorrow for Parks and Rec director (6 candidates), POLC union contract settled, Bill Kerr and Jack Thompson retired. ASSESSING/ZONING: Nothing CEMETERY: Nothing TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Hall Rental for fund raiser for Tim & Brenda Cottrell – asked for consideration of no charge rental. Whitman asked that consideration be given that if it is done for one, it has to be done for all. Kassuba suggested charging non-profit rate. (half cost of normal one day rental). Discussion followed. Motion by Kassuba to charge 75.00 – motion died for lack of second. Hall renovation: Punch list sent out – some have been completed. Drip edge installed just prior to rain – since then some water has come through drip edge (by fire engine display and on north side above middle window) leaking through eave. Bulletin board installed. Closures on new doors are not to spec according to Tad and first rental had door not closing because opener came out of adjustment. Bill readjusted. One week later, wind took door open, took closure apart and door hit stone. Tad feels correct closure will solve problem and latch system that we had on previous doors. Flat steel on eyebrows now. Punch list reviewed. Unsure if pecks is in part of cement that is not even in front – leave alone. EIFS and under stone on front not doable in this weather. Timer not hooked to light in engine room. Light switch to be removed that is no longer of use. Was not in plans to put drywall in storage room but must be done. Kneewall above mechanical room also drywalled. These two were not included in plan. Chuck’s Electric– release the check for $4025.00 – pay everything but retainage. Sidewalk solar – Haggards said could not hook up for the remaining $5000.00 left. Haggards backed out of package price. Hold Trinity check until can close project out. Discrepancy on what is owed to Siwecki Construction. Hold until more answers on punch list and amount billed. Release check for window after Tuesday service call. WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported that Allen Brown was promoted to Assistance Chief and Jon Boyd to Chief Engineer. VILLAGE: Whitman reported it was announced in December that they would be having only one public comment section on their agenda but January’s agenda still has two areas, Nicole Salvador was appointed to the Village Planning Commission , Elizabeth Haus resigned as Clerk but will be filling the created position of zoning/planning/training person until 3/31/2016. They also authorized Ed Posgate to sign the letter of acceptance from Otsego County. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the board accepted Michelle Kihn’s resignation, reduced the hours of the science teacher, accepted a bid for new fire doors and is seeking bids on construction of a front entrance wall and kitchen equipment. A community appreciation/student showcase spaghetti dinner is being planned for 2/4/2016. PLANNING COMMISSION: Judi Jarecki will be giving a presentation to Pigeon River Country Association on the Gateway Park Project. Kassuba has attended some of the committee meetings on the project – very positive. Property for project is not owned by Village. Whitman proposed being grant applicant as the Township is more prepared to financially provide maintenance in the future. Discussion followed. Loshaw agreed and also with possible partnering with Parks and Rec. No objections were voiced by the Board. ROADS: Kassuba relayed the thanks from Road Commission on partnering on the caution light on Thumb Lake. Bids for afton on Berrywine (Winters to Huffman Lake) $37,038 and McGregor (O’Rourke to Lewis) $43,630 received. OCRC suggested partnering on seal coating these roads, estimate will be forthcoming. Loshaw questioned if it would be better to bank the money instead of afton stoning. Loshaw suggesting getting Pykeschool done and then see where we are at. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action necessary SCHEDULE BUDGET WORKSHOP: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 DECEMBER 2, 2015

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Marilyn Cole was absent and excused. Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Kellogg, Joy Brasseur, Kris Powell, Bernie Matelski, Leo Francis, Tom Serino, and Amber Musall. Treasurer's Report for month of October given by Whitman showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,961.37, general fund of $199,474.13, for a total of $267,435.50. Motion by Coultes with support by Loshaw , to approve the minutes , bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Library open house Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that Lee Olson resigned at end of the month. 5-6 apps already received. Plaza project now has big stone placed – will continue to work on. Employee health care company went out of business, had to go back to Blue Cross – increase of $99,000.00 for the year. Starting interviews for new Parks and Rec Director next week. Board of Commissioners will meet only once in December – December 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.. Consumers is finished at the Thumb Lake/27 intersections. Waiting on electrical contractor now to finish for blinker light installation. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported that we are still working on the punch list for the hall Chuck’s Electric hasn’t submitted invoice yet to Trinity Architecture. Drip edge will be done around the building. Haggard’s has been paid and has paid the Township for the damage done with the power surge. No bids received for the shed or windows. Put sign on shed “For Sale – Make Offer”. Suggestion made to donate windows to Habitat Restore. WASTE TRANSFER: Whitman reported that she held the fuel payment this month until she knows if it will be Chet or Bob working the transfer site. FIRE/RESCUE: Nothing to report. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the school will be installing door boots, room numbers and ballistic shields on door glass from the Lockdown Company at a cost of $16,000.00, sports buttons are available as a season pass for basketball at a cost of $10.00 each, deficit is $119,500.00 which is down from the anticipated $126,000.00. If all goes as budgeted, the district should be in the black by $4,875.00 by the end of this fiscal year. Chris Phillips was appointed to fill the vacancy on the school board. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported that the Village Recreation Plan is on the docket for Monday. If passed, will be ready in time to apply for the grant. Tom to meet with Rudi Edel tomorrow to discuss what kind of input they want for the interpretive kiosk for the project and what they can contribute (maintenance of kiosk). Bernie Matelski talked with a building contractor on the pavilion – estimated $36,000 for the pavilion which is considerably less than projected by Wade Trim. Local businesses are interested in supporting the project financially. Kassuba met with the Village and Planning reps on 11/13/2015. Eliminated some things off the project to get into a more reasonably priced budget. Down to $405,000.00. $71,000 in local match already, $34,000 yet to match. Meeting again December 15, 2015. ROADS: Kassuba met with the Road Commission for projects for next year. Pyke School will be hit right away and they will do the 700 feet of paving. Cost requested for 6” of afton stone for O’Rourke to Lewis on McGregor 6” of afton and also on Berrywine Road. Happy with what they did with Dunham Rd on the hill – holding up well. VANDERBILT AREA SCHOOL SUMMER TAX COLLECTION: Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Whitman, to waive summer tax collection fee for 2016. Motion carried, 4-0. OTSEGO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Loshaw, to pay the Historical Society invoice for $100.00 for storage of artifacts. Motion carried, 4-0. On behalf of the school, Bernie Matelski thanked the board for waiving the collection fee for summer taxes. Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 OCTOBER 7, 2015

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Others present were Paul Liss, John Burt, George Plummer, Kris Powell, Tom Serino, Bernie Matelski, Joy Brasseur, Maureen Derenzy (7:06 p.m.), Tad Latuszek (arrived 7:22 p.m.) Treasurer's Report for month of September given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,961.37, general fund of $269,412.30, for a total of $337,373.67. Kassuba reported that he didn’t know what to say about the draws for the builders – checks not written yet as the Pay App was submitted late and the Project Manager had noted he was still working on a couple of contractors. This Pay App can be approved separately from the rest of the bills after it is explained by project manager. Motion by Loshaw , with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: George Plummer commented that he felt that his public comments from last meeting weren’t reflected correctly in the minutes. Still feels need new assessor. He feels that the minutes should reflect that he thinks the bill was not corrected at Board of Review. Kassuba explained that he gave Marilyn the percentage for the exemption– she said she needs dollar amount to be exempted and sought the formula for figuring this exemption from Equalization. She said other Treasurers get it from their assessors. Plummer also asked what happened to old appliances, windows and siding during the hall remodel. He was informed that the windows are in the shed – siding sold for scrap (A & L, Vern and two others). COUNTY COMMISSIONER: John Burt updated on county activities. Community Center renovation complete and will be reopening next Monday. Land Use services getting added restroom and breezeway. Grant for Gaylord Trail Head conceptual concept received. Groen Property working on second phase. Did some trail clean up on the Northcentral Trail. Looking at different telephone system – going through bid process right now. Updating County website also. Working on PLOC union contract. ASSESSING/ZONING: Nothing to report. CEMETERY: Artificial flowers to be removed by October 22. Whitman reported on the Mutch internment and the need to reintern. Motion by Coultes, with support by Kassuba, to charge a $400 flat fee for the Mutch reinternment. Motion carried, 4-1 (Loshaw voted no) WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported antique was taken to car show – $207 received in donations. $200 was also donated by Dennis Hall. The Fire Board will expend up to $1000 for repairs. Different fund raising activities are being discussed. (year around donation receptacle by show room suggested). Several new members have been added. Fire Class has been postponed – only members signed up are from Station 4. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Recreation Plan was accepted by the Council, the ad posted for two position will be reposted with clarification, approved two trees to be removed and discussed closure of alleys again. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that Rick Heitmeyer was hired as the Superintendent/Principal. The Board accepted the deficit elimination plan, the resignation of the athletic director and board member Pat Holborn. PLANNING COMMISSION: Bernie Matelski reported the preliminary estimate for the Trail Head project of $580,000 was received from Wade Trim. Discussion followed. ROADS: Nothing to report. Paul Liss reported the blinker light at Thumb Lake/Old 27 should be installed sometime later this month. Coultes reported that Ron Smith had reported that the lines have been painted on Jewell Road and this appears to be working. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action required. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Pay App reviewed and discussed. Invoicing for Siwecki Construction and Chuck’s Electric have not been submitted. Motion by Kassuba, to pay the following items on the Pay App #5: Division 0301 in the amount of $3400.00, Division 0701 in the amount of $893.00, Division 0801 in the amount of $2823.00 (to be held until invoice submitted), Division 0901 in the amount of $4793.00, Division 0902 in the amount of $1089.00, Division 0903 in the amount of $750.00, Division 1501 in the amount of $5919.00, A-CM in the amount of $2000.00, GC in the amount of $683.00, seconded by Whitman. Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes , Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, coultes – yes. Book Drop – Idea presented to place book drop between two posts at north end of building. Maureen happy with the exterior book drop idea. Have issues with slabs on back and south side of building. Top soil, seed, mulch and gravel are needed.. J & N, Earthworks, and Northern Processing bids being sought in conjunction with one from North Central for topsoil and gravel placement. (afton instead of 23A gravel). Will have special meeting when bids come in. Also costs of any demo that is needed for meeting. Special Meeting to be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to review bids. Tad Latuszek reported that Frontier’s engineer that if conduit is provided that they would put in the underground service for free (probably) Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Tom Kellogg, Maureen Derenzy, Diane YoungeDyke, George Plummer, Rita Tubbs, Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Tad Latuszek, Joy Brasseur (arrived at 7:02 pm) Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,791.37, general fund of $369,719.99, for a total of $437,681.36 Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes , to approve the minutes, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Whitman, yes, Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw – yes. Public Comment: George Plummer asked if the cost of living rider to be added to retirement would cost the township – he was advised that it is an employee paid plan. He feels we need a new assessor. He feels we need an assessor who does it full time outside of the supervisor’s position. He says he was assessed $1,000.00 too much. VK explained about the forestry exemption and that tax bill has been corrected. Wants to see minutes from July BOR because he was advised it was not brought to BOR as Kassuba said. Otsego County Library Board – Diane YoungeDyke: Diane thanked the board for the space being created. Maureen Derenzy asked for a written agreement on what the library has to pay for on the renovation. Merit line discussed as was not placed properly the first time and Maureen asked who would be responsible for the additional cost to move it. Drop box does not fit the totes even though that measurement was given several times. Library supposed to pay for carpet, lights and drop box. Lights are not what was supposed to be there, are same as what’s in Township office. Cole suggested project cover lights if they are not any different than what are in the township office. Cole feels that additions were made to the project with out a vote of the board. Tad Latuszek says when book drop was moved, merit line was then in open space. Tad then offered to pay for the construction costs associated with the move (not including Merit charge). Maureen would like Vern to talk to the Merit engineer before a decision is made. She would still like the conference call between, township, Merit, Library and architect to happen. Cole suggested township pay for all building costs including drop box. Kassuba had pushed the drop box in the wall, Maureen had found the door at a reduced cost. Kassuba had discussed with Maureen lighting, carpet, drop box and paint previously as library costs. Maureen will contact Merit to get costs. Tad reported that the County advised him that the Merit line is to be moved to the wall. Board will take care of building costs, Library will take care of Merit. Report from County Commissioner: Commission Liss reported that airshow made about $15,000. Sept 24 BOC meeting due to MAC conference. Don’t have to replace furnace or wall work which will save money. Board voted to go ahead with the plaza project – this was not unanimous, not exceed $300,000.00. $70.000 will come from grants and $230,000 from county coffers. Foreclosure sale – 27/Alexander cleaned up. Talked with Bay Mills – they are going ahead with Vanderbilt project. Have hearing at the end of month to go forward. Assessing/Zoning: Nothing to report Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba reported that there is a rental this weekend – natural gas will not be in for the wedding. Orifices to convert gas appliances to propane will cost approximately $200.00 plus shipping. Would also need 100 pound propane tanks.. This has to be operational for the weekend wedding. Don’t have a labor cost. Tad will try to find orifices locally (need 8 and two regulators). Carpet is scheduled to be installed in the library on the 10th. AC start tomorrow morning with factory rep on site. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported the golf outting profited about $270.00. On Antique, reached agreement that board is providing tires/tubes, Willie is doing carburetor. They will pursue the LLC but Fire Board will retain ownership of rig. They will bring information back to Fire Board next month. Village: Whitman reported that the recreational plan is now ready for council review and the council will be advertising for a secretary in mid September as Elizabeth Haus will be leaving by 12/31/2015. School: Whitman reported that Dixie Bunker was hired as the new secretary, approved the bid of $4010.00 for new fire doors and will be meeting tomorrow to negotiate a contract with a new Superintendent/Principal. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that Master Plan has been mailed out to adjacent communities. Waiting to hear back on cost estimates for trail head project. Gave update on what is happening at the County Planning Commission level. Playground equipment standards have changed which might require all new equipment when the park is moved for the trail head project. Roads: Kassuba reported that the Pykeschool project is still held up on the boring of the wire. Kassuba doesn’t want to see this work go too far into the fall weather season. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI AUGUST 5, 2015

The meeting opened at 7:02 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Ron Smith, Bernie Matelski, Kris Powell, Tom Kellogg, Paul Sopsich, Paul Liss, Maureen Derenzy, Paul Karslake,Tom Serino (arrived at 7:09 pm) Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,791.59, general fund of $116,506.79, for a total of $184,298.38. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes – Whitman, yes, Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw – yes. Public Comment: No comments offered. Tad Latuszek: This item was discussed later in the meeting. Report from County Commissioner: Commission Liss reported that the air show will come out even. Looking at going with Wings over Northern Michigan next year instead of Wings over Gaylord. September 22 meeting moved to September 24, 2015. Community Center renovations are turning into a money pit. – extend walls surrounding gym and need new furnace system estimated at $150,000.00 more. EMS building moving forward. Medical examiner will be moving to EMS building. Demolishing a couple more homes (Alexander/27). Ron Smith asked about the cost over run of $200,000 for courthouse lawn project. Liss reported they are meeting on this issue. Assessing/Zoning: Land Division presented for 042-015-200-075-00 and Kassuba recommended approval of it. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole, to recommend approval of LD 042-015-200-075-00. Motion carried, 5-0. Kassuba finished recertification classes for assessing. Meeting with Equalization for his MR review Friday. Asked Dan Curran to work with him on the .net program again for one half day. COLA increase for MERS will not require two different percentages to do the accuracy. Recommended we do one for $400.00 for 2.5%. Motion by Kassuba to have an actuary done at 2.5%, second by Cole, Motion carried, 4-1 (Loshaw abstained). Cemetery: Nothing to report. Waste Transfer: Kassuba asked someone to weld the brackets and trying to get some doors for the dumpsters.. Fire/Rescue: Water well maintenance agreement – Wolverine Power Systems wants to renew contract for $855.00. Currently paying $531.00. Suggested looking at other vendors for quotes. Kassuba reported that a quote has been received to repair the antique fire truck. Concensus of the board was to not repair the truck. Since then, he has spoke with Willie Marsh and there is interest by a group to form an LLC and repair the truck and display it. Paul Karslake gave some history on the truck and feels it is worth restoring for the community. LLC would then own the truck and could hopefully maintain from donations from display of the truck. Loshaw asked how many are interested in joining in the LLC. Coultes asked Paul Karslake to attend the Fire Board meeting on Monday. Village: Whitman reported that the Council heard a Trail Head project update from Tom Kellogg, August meeting moved to 8/11/2015, seeking flower donations for the park, approved County Treasurer to collect taxes after 9/16/2015 School: Whitman reported the August meeting was moved to 8/19/2015, accepted Devonna Lancaster resignation at July meeting and approved $3,000.00 in roof repairs for the bus garage. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg requested a resolution of Concurrence for the Master Plan. Music in the Park went well. Was attending by about 70 people. DNR landscaper is very busy but the commission does have enough done to move forward. Village Recreation plan is now going to the Village Council. Received another letter of support from the Pigeon River Country Association supporting the trailhead project. Jan Kellogg is looking into the wireless situation. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole to adopt the Resolution of Concurrence Corwith Township Master Plan. Roll call vote Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. Roads: Traffic light at 27/Thumb Lake – some road commissioners didn’t feel it necessary and did not like the offer we presented. But Tom Deans has offered to pay for 700 feet of paving at Pykeschool/Huffman if the traffic light is installed by the township. Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Cole, to put the blinking stop light up at Thumb Lake/Old 27 for $11466.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Will be boring a utility line on Pykeschool Road and is what’s holding up the project. Ron Smith reported the Road Commission is making a right turn lane for Jewell Road /27 with turn arrows. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Whitman reported on the presentation from Alpine Regional Tennis Association, presentation from Land Use Services, Township Property: Maureen Derenzy – only have verbal on what Township and Library paying for and suggested written contract on what Library is responsible for. Burt suggested Library Board pass resolution that will not pay for anything not specifically costed. Information needed will be provided to Maureen. Change order thru today provided by Tad Latuszek reviewed. Window bid reviewed. Solar Bronze deleted. Cole questioned the solar snow melt system and total budget for renovations. Concenus of Board to approve the change order summary. Kassuba reported original historical photos have been scanned and returned to the vault. If interested in changing size of photos prior to the printing, mark size in photo file. Paul Liss reported that Tricounty Sportsmens Club planning on classrooms, offices, meeting hall, student dorms, rifle range, camp ground, amphitheater, and gun range on 115 acres on Thumb Lake Road. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI June 3, 2015

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Vern Kassuba . Tom Loshaw was absent and excused. Others present were Ron Smith, Kris Powell, Tom Serino and Tom Kellogg. Tad Latuszek arrived at 7:25 p.m. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $67,791.59, general fund checking of $219,804.20 for a total of $287,595.79. Motion by Cole , with support by Kassuba , to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes, yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Serino commented on the $88,000 expenditure for heating. Information on why it costs $88,000 will be provided to Serino. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that the Community Center renovations due to water leaks, step damage to cost around $190,000.00. Bid package going out on EMS building expansion next week. GP sent letter back saying they want to change permit to allow them to leave building foundations – commissioners still want them removed. Ron Smith turned information into Vern Schlaud on depressed property on Old 27. Found county currently owns a trailer on one of these properties – will be taken out. County earmarking $50,000 toward trailhead project in Corwith Township. CEMETERY: Extremely busy with burials. WASTE TRANSFER: Clean Up day cost $8,221.00 – 9 compactor loads, 208 tires under 17 inches, 405 tires over 17 inches and 6 semi tires. Kassuba reworking cemetery/waste transfer sign. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: FIRE/RESCUE: 3 new members with another interview today. Ron Smith reported personnel master list has been created. Working on bidding for maintenance service. VILLAGE: Meeting next Tuesday, June 9. SCHOOL: Darren Conn was hired as the Middle School boys basketball coach, Cody Ferrier hired as High School English and Amie Byelich as 8th grade Sponsor, COPESD budget was approved and Best Practices Resolution was adopted. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported that a Trails meeting was held last month. Had about 25 attend the April meeting, May meeting was sparsely attended though. Maureen Derenzy suggested an educational opportunity that would establish wi-fi at the park (antennae would extend service 5 miles). Next meeting June 25 at 6 pm for the Trail project. Planning meeting 6/29/15 – will be a public hearing on the master plan. ROADS: Kassuba reported that the Thumb Lake Road traffic signal – additional costs associated with signal outlined in letter from Tom Deans. Original quote did not include cost of signal itself and electrical hook up. $11,466.00 new total cost. We offered originally to pay price first quoted ($5,243.00) $8350.00 (50 percent of additional cost) suggested by Kassuba with OCRC paying electric. If not acceptable, second option is 50/50 on signal and 50/50 on electrical usage costs. Recess taken from 7:38 p.m. – 7:39 ASSESSING/ZONING: LD 042-032-100-065-07 resplit (splitting back with the 20 acres it was split from a year ago. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes to recommend approval of the land division. Motion carried, 4-0. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported the Library would like a lease agreement as they will be expending funds on the expansion project. They would just like to have some confidence they will have their space for a given period of time. Library currently has the same agreement with Charlton Township. Members will review the contract provided and bring back to board. If attorney advise is needed, Kassuba needs to be notified prior to the next meeting. Loan – told we needed resolution now informed we don’t. It will be an installment purchase. Draw will be given to us by Trinity. Loan will be finalized by the end of the month. They need contract with Trinity and our taxable value. Approved for up to $500,000.00. Tad Latuszek reported contracts signed, permits obtained, started construction last week. Cultured Stone – Great Lakes Split face originally speced – Boral now acquired line only kept Superior. This would be about a $3.00 per square foot upcharge. Members will view stone available at APEX with choice to be made by Friday. Discussed choices on windows (vented in Twp office), doors, facia. Kassuba had the antique moved out of the storage room. Also asked Willie Marsh to get prices for front tires for the antique so it can be moved. Alternate storage has been found for antique. Concensus to sell metal coming off building for scrap. Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI March 4, 2015

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg, Kris Powell, Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Joy Brasseur and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balances for the month of February as follows: certificate of deposit $67,412.15, general fund $216,471.94 for a total of $283,884.09. Motion by Coultes, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes (regular meeting and two workshops), bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Budget Hearing opened at 7:02 p.m. Will be left open if any questions or comments wish to be made. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Serino reported that the Seniors had a good dinner dance last weekend. Had a band cancellation the morning of but were able to put together a group of people to perform. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported a new deputy was hired at the Sheriff Dept. Notifiied GP to remove concrete at Dickerson site. If not removed, their bond company will be contacted. As Mrs. Groen has passed away, the remaining 25 acres and buildings will be transferred to the County. Road Patrol office has been finished and is now being used by the Sheriff Dept. The Animal Shelter gave a presentation. Dog tags were due 2/28/15. 68 complaints were handled in Corwith Township last year. ZONING/ASSESSING: Land Division 041-030-200-035-00 (Letson), 041-023-100-085-01(Holborn). Kassuba recommended approval of both. Motion by Whitman, to recommend approval of Land Divisions 041-030-200-035-00 and 041-023-100-085-01. Motion carried, 5-0. Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015 Assessments Resolution read by Whitman. Motion by Cole, with support by Coultes, to adopt the resolution. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. Still working on new mower. TWP PROPERTY: Kassuba reported archetect has been meeting with people. Looking to let bids out end of March or beginning at April. He would like up to look over the advertisement for bids so a workshop may be necessary. Looking into broadcasting of Merit signal at this time. WASTE TRANSFER: Flyer out for Clean Up Day – first Saturday in May. FIRE/RESCUE: 2015-16 proposed budget available (82,990). Coultes reported that golf outing will be held the first Saturday in May at Treetops. Bernie Matelski reported that an ambulance will be obtained from the county at no cost (old #629) VILLAGE: Roger Spreeman filling in for Stan Zimbicki who broke his collar bone, publishing notice in spring about mowing and campfires. Dobo McMillon was appointed to fill the vacancy on the council. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg asked for any changes or additions to the Master Plan be given to him this month as he will be asking for approval next month. Attended DNR meeting with Bernie Mateski and a preliminary concept was prepared on the park project which he reviewed with the board. Judi Jarecki to serve as Chair, Bernie Matelski Vice-chair and Tom Kellogg secretary of the Planning Commission. Additional groups interested in helping on project if wait until next year (Phil Alexander, Tom Moran). ROADS: Kassuba reported the Road Commission agreed to pay half of the $5200 for the blinker light at Old 27 and Thumb Lake Road. They estimate electrical costs to be less than we estimated. Motion by Kassuba, that we pay for half of cost for installation of blinker light at Old 27 and Thumb Lake. Motion carried, 5-0. BS&A SOFTWARE UPGRADE: Kassuba reported this is for the assessing and Treasurer’s progams. $7450.00 upgrade (from pervasive to .net program). About half of county units have purchased the .net upgrade. $1490 for both programs support for a year. Motion by Loshaw, to purchase the upgrade for $7,450.00. Supported by Whitman. Motion carried, 5-0. INSURANCE: accept/reject terrorism coverage cost is $34.00 for year if wish to purchase. Concensus to reject terrorism coverage. OTSEGO COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE SERVICE AGREEMENT: (750) Kassuba reported that the Economic Alliance would like our continued support in the amount of $750.00 for 2015-16. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to approve the Otsego County Economic Allicance Service Agreement. Motion carried, 5-0. AMEND 2014-15 BUDGET: (create 101-265-801 Consultant line item with transfer of $15,000 from 101-265-930 with no change to total budget for 2014-15). Motion by Cole, to transfer $15,000 from 101-265-930 to an added line item of 101-265-801. Supported by Whitman. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Whitman- yes, Loshaw – yes, Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes. No comments were offered on the proposed budget. Motion by Whitman, supported by Cole, to close the public budget hearing at 7:36 pm. Motion carried, 5-0. NEW BUDGET MOTIONS Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Loshaw –yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman –yes, Kassuba - yes. Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Kassuba, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes. Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Kassuba, seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $511,117.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $271,666.00) and expenditures of $511,117.00, Motion to adopt by Whitman, sec.Cole. Roll call vote: Loshaw, - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes, Coultes - yes, Cole – yes. Fiscal Year 2015-16 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Kassuba, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, 2015-16 Budget: Motion by Kassuba_ to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $185.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $50,810.00, sec. by Loshaw. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-171-702 @ $8,500.00, 101-171-703 @ $3,315.00 with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $11,815.00, sec. by Cole. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Cole – yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes – yes, Loshaw - yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $7,275.00, sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Whitman - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-209-702 @ $18,018.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $25,804.00, sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole – yes., Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-215-702 @ $15,960.00, 101-215-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $20,069.00, Sec. Coultes . Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-253-702 @ $15,960.00, 101-253-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $20,069.00. Sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes., Motion by Whitman to approve line 101-265-702 @ $6,960.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,728.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $123,186.00. Sec. Kassuba. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Kassuba to approve line 101-276-702 @ $9,228.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,728.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $33,685.00. Sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-375-702 @ $2,500.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $8,750.00. Sec. Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $32,954.00, Sec. Kassuba. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole – yes. Motion by Cole to approve category 101-536 @ $9,200.00. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Whitman to approve the General Expenses category @ $167,100.00 including Board of Review wages at $120.00 per full day and $60.00 per half day. Sec. Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw – yes. Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Cole, with support by Coultes to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Dates will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015; Wednesday, May 6, 2015; Wednesday, June 3, 2015; Wednesday, July 1, 2015; Wednesday, August 5, 2015; Wednesday, September 2, 2015; Wednesday, October 7, 2015; Wednesday, November 4, 2015; Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Wednesday, January 6, 2016; Wednesday, February 3, 2016; and Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Motion carried, 5-0. Kassuba reported the Pipeline safety meeting is a good program to attend. This meeting will be held at Treetops on March 18, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 7:49 pm. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI FEBRUARY 4, 2015

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Bernie Matelski, Paul Liss, Paul Sopsich, Judi Jarecki, Joy Brasseur, John Sweeney, Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing the following balances: certificate of deposit $67,412.15, General Fund Checking $219,367.43, Total $286,779.58. Motion by Coultes, with support by Kassuba, to approve the minutes (regular and workshops), bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Coultes - yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman - yes PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Serino asked the township to support the website for another year at the cost of $150.00. Motion by Cole, to renew the website for $150.00 for another year. Supported by Coultes. Motion carried, 5-0. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported the Road Commission is in favor of the blinker light at Thumb Lake Road and 27, Community Center now available for hosting parties, Groen Nature Preserve completed removing ash trees, ice rink completed, ice tree growing, Sheriff office space completed and road patrol moving in. New deputy was hired for road patrol. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported his HP printer had a driver go out and he would like to get an estimate for repairs. He doesn’t care for the Dell printer he is using. Tom Serino offered to look at it. CEMETERY: Lawn mower – Ron got quotes on four mowers. He prefers the zero turn from John Deere. Quotes obtained were as follows: Lapans $7260.33 (price through March 31). Toro $8029.00. Cub Cadet $4440.00. Non-commercial quotes also obtained from Home Depot. Motion by Coultes, to purchase the John Deere Z920M zero turn mower for $7,260.33. Supported by Loshaw. Motion carried, 5-0. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Workshop with architect was held and another Workshop is planned for February 10 at 6 p.m. Kassuba reported he met with Maureen Derenzy on the library. She would like to gut inside completely and replace with new. Kassuba explained the planned expansion. He also reported that the library may pay for moving the Merit service and carpet. This is pending Library board approval. Recommendation is to not have a roof mount furnace but to enclose the outside furnace and create a storage area. WASTE TRANSFER: PAC Sanitation’s proposal for Clean Up Day reviewed – Saturday May 2, 2015 9 am to 2 pm. Compactor price is the same but tire prices did go up. $785.00 per compactor, tires $3.25, over 17” $5.00, semi tires $12.50, tractor tires $30.00. Motion by Whitman, to approve the proposal from Pac Sanitation. Second by Cole. Motion carried, 5-0. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported that the Golf Outing date has been set as May 2, 2015 at Treetops Resort. Cost to hold later in the season would be substantially higher. Discussion held on number on roster and how to increase it. Suggested that flyers be posted to seek members. Ad had been run in the past seeking members. Tom Serino suggested another possible article seeking members. VILLAGE: Whitman reported the Council passed the Social Host Awareness Month proclamation, appointed Sandy Boyd to the Planning Commission, having a Planning Workshop on 2/10/15 to set conditions for conditional zoning and a special use permit hearing on 2/17/15. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the organizational meeting was held with new officers as follows: President – Bernie Matelski, Vice-President – Tom Serino, Secretary – Kim Snyder and Treasurer – Pat Holborn. Homecoming to be held on 3/7/15, changed the April meeting to 4/15/15, approved the AMEC agreement with stipulation. Bernie Matelski explained further on the AMEC agreement. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg presented the draft minutes. He reported that they had a good discussion on a possible farmers’ market. They are seeking traffic numbers as well as number of campsites filled during the summer for possible numbers on how many would see a Friday farmers’ market. Other suggestion was civil war reenactment to commemorate Cornelius Vanderbilt. Meeting with DNR tomorrow morning on the trail head project. Gaylord Fireworks to be held July 3. Parks and Rec is expecting a presentation from the Village about the proposed Gateway/Trailhead project. Next step in Master Plan is to ask township for comments. Proposed budget submitted to township. Kassuba advised that the items listed for purchase would be purchased by the township and that a consultant line item of $3,300.00 was added to the Planning budget. Appointment –letters of interest received from Bernie Matelski, Billye Thatcher and Ken Goff. Loshaw recommended Matelski because he is involved and in the village. Motion by Loshaw, to appoint Bernie Matelski to the Planning Commission. Supported by Kassuba. 4-1 (Cole voted no). Motion by Coultes, to appoint Billye Thatcher to the Planning Commission. Supported by Cole, motion carried, 5-0. ROADS: Blinker light at Thumb Lake and Old 27 is a $5400.00 install and estimated use from Consumers Power (based on McCoy Road light) $470.00. Kassuba does not know what share the Road Commission is going to ask for. No objections voiced to placing the light. UP NORTH PREVENTION PROCLAMATION: April 2015 Social Host. Motion by Whitman, to approve April 2015 Social Host Awareness Month Proclamation. 2nd by Loshaw. Motion carried, 5-0. FOIA POLICY: Kassuba reported that Cost through Graham for FOIA policy creation is $300.00 and recommended having Young, Graham and Elsenheimer create the policy. Motion by Loshaw, that we proceed with having Young, Graham and Elsenheimer create the Corwith Township FOIA policy. Supported by Cole. Motion carried, 5-0. SANE AGREEMENT: Agreement for next year provided. Cost is again $500.00. SECOND BUDGET WORKSHOP: Monday, February 16, 2015 6 p.m. COUNTY TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION MEETING: Kassuba reported Fire Departments were discussed and loss of revenue to 911 because of less land lines. Next meeting 4/21/15 at Dover Twp. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JANUARY 7, 2015

The meeting opened at 7:00p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg and Paul Liss. Treasurer’s Report given by M. Cole showing the following balances: certificate of deposit $67,412.15, General Fund Checking $171,016.19, Total $238,428.34. Motion by Coultes, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commission Liss reported that they elected a new chairman – Ken Borton and Vice chairman– Doug Johnson. New Commissioner Julie Gehman seated. ASSESSING/ZONING: Land Division 042-005-100-020-00, 042-030-200-005-00 Kassuba recommended approval of both. Motion by Cole, supported by Whitman, to recommend approval of LD 042-005-100-020-00 and LD 042-030-200-005-00. Motion carried, 5-0. Discussion held on how the September deadline for principal residence exemptions has affected tax collection. Some taxpayers have already paid their summer taxes prior to having the principal residence exemption finalized, therefore money is then due back to them. Cole had contact the school bookkeeper on this and was advised of the process they have to go through to get this money from the State. Cole stated that she can’t comply with the law to reimburse the taxpayer within 30 days. Since laws don’t coincide, it was suggested that the school collect 9 mills in summer and 9 mills in winter. Cole ran report and then found that she had collected enough to not need help from the General Fund. This could be a reappearing problem next year CEMETERY: Mower quotes in for budget workshop TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Hall Remodel – Kassuba reported that the architect wants to meet on what we want to do. Have estimates and some information on cultured stone. We have to decide what we want to accomplish. Workshop meetings to be scheduled to decide scope of project and another to meet with architect. WASTE TRANSFER: Whitman reported that Chet is having a problem with padlock on gate. He will be advised that he can switch out with shed lock. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes presented the Treasurer’s Report. He reported that they decided against the 2/28/2015 fundraiser. Letter from Ron Smith expressing interest as the representative to the Fire Board received. Kassuba explained scope of position. Motion by Kassuba to appoint Ron Smith as representative at large for the Township. Second by Loshaw. Motion carried, 5-0. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that resignations were accepted from Al Haus, Planning Commission and Chuck Hawley, Village Council; 1/19/2015 Planning Meeting for Recreation Plan and Spreeman’s special use permit, waived permit fee for school to move playground and lack of publication of condition zoning ordinance. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that three revisions of the deficit elimination plan have been submitted but none have been approved by the State yet, board accepted resignation of teacher Ashley Knaffle, student registration form was revised, approved partnering with the Michigan Educational Partnership, re-organization meeting to be held in January, and graduation ceremony moved to 5/21/2015 at 6 pm. PLANNING COMMISSION: John and Lori LaFaves’ resignation due to move to Bagley Township received. Tom Kellogg reported that he had spoken with Bernie Matelski who would be interested in serving and also spoke with John Sweeney who may also be interested. CD of revised master plan given to each member. Any recommendations, (like a community wi-fi) let Tom know. Next meeting is January 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Wade Trim Agreement for conceptual design for trail head recreational facility presented. Drawing, cost estimate and plan view are needed to present to the DNR Trust Fund grant. Tom explained what Wade Trim is willing to do at cost of $4,000 - $7,000. Is Village willing to participate and at what percentage. Tom Loshaw suggested 50/50. Discussion held. Kassuba suggested setting limit of $5,500.00 from township and let Village kick in and instructed Tom Kellogg to have $5,500.00 limit from township and to try to get additional from Village. Tom will proceed. $5500.00 will be filled in the agreement with Wade Trim and the Township. ROADS: Kassuba reported the trees have been cut at the end of Pyke School Road. He m1et with Road Commission and had a discussion on intersections that were supposed to be paved this year and if price of material is going down that we don’t want to hold at the current price. He also mentioned that McGregor Road is too wide and needs to be narrowed down. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action necessary SCHEDULE BUDGET/REMODEL WORKSHOP: Kassuba will look at sample for FOIA policy for workshop also. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. and tentatively to meet with Tad Latuszek on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Kassuba will check with Tad to confirm on the 1/27/2015 workshop. Cole reported Swamp tax went up to $38,000.00 from approximately $25,000.00Pigeon River Advisory Council will meet at the Corwith Hall on 1/23/2015.County Township Officers Association will meet 1/20/15 at the Bagley Twp Hall. Meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 DECEMBER 3, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, and Tom Loshaw . Others present were Ron Smith, Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg, Paul Sopsich, Leo Francis, Tom Serino, Billye Thatcher, Ray Thatcher, Joy Brasseur, Tad Latuszek (7:20 p.m.) Treasurer's Report for month of November given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,412.15, general fund of $174,494.65, for a total of $241,906.80. Motion by Cole , with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes with the spelling correction, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes.. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Billye Thatcher addressed the board on the music gig to be held on 12/18/14. She extended an invitation to the potluck prior to the gig. Would like to do a treelighting at 6:30 pm inside the hall. Children from school will be performing some songs. Items to distribute to the children are welcome. Tom Serino updated the board on the New Year’s Eve party. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with music from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $5.00. Dish to pass is welcomed. Meal will be at 8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given during the evening. ASSESSING/ZONING: Kassuba reported that Board of Review will be held on 12/9/14 at 6:30 p.m. Had an assessing review by State Tax Commission. Reviewed findings of the review. Need to have a written policy for FOIA. Kassuba has advised the State that we will have this done in 3 months. Items that need attention :4035A form for tax value changes at BOR, this also needs to be done with personal property. Everything that was in default, other than the FOIA, will be corrected in the next tax roll. Economic condition factor lacking information from ag, commercial and industrial so will be adopting County factor. 11 of 173 parcels that had adjustments need to have comments on them added. Couple of flat land value deviation corrections to be made. CEMETERY: Nothing to report TWP PROPERTY: School wants to use hall as evacuation center, no objections were voiced. Kassuba will notify the Superintendent. Furnace in back is not working yet but will be tomorrow. Kassuba will contact Bud Palin who was awarded bid on photo restoration. Trinity Architecture proposal from Tad Latuszek on Phase II of the façade renovation was presented. He explained his modification to the agreement to progress into Phase II. Approx. 8 weeks to get bidding documents together and another month to get with contractors. This would prepare project for spring. Motion by Loshaw, supported by Whitman, to accept the modification agreement. Motion carried, 5-0. Recommend workshop to decide whole scope of project in January. Well property – Kassuba proposed offering the zero turn mower from cemetery to Fire Department and obtaining a new mower for the cemetery. WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes requested the use of the hall on 2/28/15 for a dinner/raffle to raise money for the department. Already on book for the department. 12/9/14 Christmas dinner at Fire Department. $77,371.81 balance as of December 1. Budget running at less than 50% as of today. VILLAGE: Whitman reports that appointments were made for the new term, ad to be placed for occasional worker for DPW, moved $2000 budgeted for elections to computer equipment. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that a presentation was hearad from the Michigan Educational Partnership, the agreement with AMEC is still at the school attorney’s office, approved $4,125.00 per month for custodial services with Math Investments through 6/30/2014, approve FMLA for Ashley Knaffle, hired Donna Kean as Senior Class sponsor, current count is 105 and Christmas program to be held on 12/17/2014 at 6:00 p.m. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg talked to Wade Trim about putting together list of items and costs for proposed trail head project. Update of Master Plan being put in. Once finished, this will be brought to the board prior to distribution for comments. Roads: Road Commission would like Kassuba to come in for next season road work planning in the winter now. Intersections that were not paved will have price held but if petroleum prices go down we might want to revisit this. The Road Commission is planning on cutting trees in right of way on Huffman Lake and Pyke School roads. Kassuba would also like to have this and stumping direct billed. He has the cost estimate for this which he did not have with him. MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM: Adoption Agreement reviewed. Whitman recommended that any employee hired or appointed after January 2006 be excluded also. Motion by Whitman, supported by Loshaw, to adopt the Adoption Agreement for the Municipal Retirement System. Motion carried, 5-0. VANDERBILT AREA SCHOOL SUMMER TAX COLLECTION: Kassuba reported that the district has again asked that the collection be at no charge. Cole stated that the agreement should be with the Treasurer, not with the Board. Kassuba offered to add her name to the contract. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to collect the taxes for the school for 2015 at no charge. Motion carried, 5-0. UNSOLD TAX FORECLOSED PARCELS: Cole reported all parcels for Corwith are Blackbear units. No objections to waiving the right to these parcels Meeting adjourned at 7:51p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw . Supervisor Vern Kassuba was absent and excused, and Trustee Tom Loshaw chaired the meeting in his absence. Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Jan Kellogg, Tom Kellogg, Ron Smith, Paul Sopsich and Bernie Matelski. Treasurer's Report for month of October given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,412.15, general fund of $172,725.70, for a total of $240,137.85 . Motion by Cole, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Whitman - yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Serino, representing the Otsego County Senior Housing Association, asked if the hall could be used for a New Year’s Eve dinner dance which will feature a band. Tom had already spoken to Vern about this. The association is a non-profit organization. Price for admission is $5.00 with a dish to pass. This is already on our agenda. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that two union contracts were settled and they will be going to mediation with the correction officers union. A new Parks and Rec director, Gina Marcio from Alanson, was hired. Commissioner Liss explained why money collected on building permits issued within the Village by the County is not shared with the Village. CEMETERY: Whitman reported that a headstone was damaged by a vehicle on the first Sunday in October. Police report made. Headstone was reset and foundation repaired. TWP PROPERTY: Otsego County Senior Housing Association Reguest -Tom Serino explained that the Otsego County Senior Housing Association is trying to get more younger people involved by having a country western band. Motion by Whitman, second by Cole, to allow the Otsego County Senior Housing Association free use of the hall on December 31, 2014 for their dinner dance. Motion carried, 4-0. Hours for the dance are 8 pm to midnight. WASTE TRANSFER: Cole reported that the tires were picked up but the lids have not been fixed yet. Discussion followed on possible solutions with suggestion made to replace two dumpsters and save lids for extras, buying lids from Patriot and having someone else do the welding. Will continue to work on this. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported doing more exploration on the gear. Cannot find anything written on years of service for gear. Allen Brown is putting together another benefit and was wondering if the hall could be used on February 28, 2015. Check with Vern on the scheduling. No responses received for the vacant fire board position. Cole suggested advertising the vacancy, this time running the notice in the Herald Times to try to reach a broader area for two weeks. Fire Board will be holding their meetings at the township office during the winter beginning next Monday. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that Jack Deming, Ryan Cottrell and Bernie Matelski have been appointed to the Village Planning Commission, approved the Metro Project to run optic line on Old 27 to Center Manufacturing, amended ordinance to allow for condition rezoning, allocated one mill to local street fund. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that.two teachers were hired as well as two paraprofessionals. The Summer Tax Levy resolution was adopted, five custodial bids were received and all were rejected as they were all over what had been budgeted. AMEC Environmental Company is seeking a restricted covenant on the deed for a portion of the school property (contamination plume), student count is 105 and $550 wad donated from the cage fight. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported the Village Planning Commission is working on their recreation plan. The Township Planning needs to find an engineering firm to do estimated costs for the trail head project. Otsego County Planning Commission discussed mining issues at their last meeting and also heard of the plans for Wolverine Power Company’s proposed facility near Elmira. The Otsego County Housing Committee has will be receiving the full grant of $275,000.00. PHOTO RESTORATION: Bids that had been received from Bud Palin and Jan Kellogg were reviewed and discussed. Motion by Coultes, second by Whitman, to accept Bud Palin’s proposal. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 OCTOBER 1, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Others present were Judi Jarecki, Paul Liss, Ron Smith, Jan Kellogg, Kris Powell, Tom Kellogg. Pictures and Treasurer's Computer added to agenda. Treasurer's Report for month of September given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,412.15, general fund of $194,442.37 , for a total of $261,854.52. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None. Jack Deming met with Kassuba and asked about cooperation between Village and Township. Also discussed tree planting and asked that he propose a plan. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that M32 between Michigan and Indiana AVenue closed from 10/6/14 to 10/17/2014. Replacing railroad crossing. Working on 2015 budget, waiting on tax revenue figures. Gaylord DDA has not hired a director yet. Groen Preserve hosted classes for all 8th grade classes in the County. This was funded by the Groen Trust Fund. DNR approved funds to purchase property for trail head in Gaylord (Gaylord Lumber site). Sheriff office space work to begin shortly. County Treasurer explained tax calculation to Treetops, with penalties close to $500,000. 1500 of 6000 jury questionnaires still not returned from May mailing. ASSESSING/ZONING: Nothing CEMETERY: Tree work done, artificial flowers out by October 22, 14 lots sold in last month. TWP PROPERTY: Pest Control agreement for $35.00 per month (insects and rodents) from Central Pest Control of West Branch presented by Kassuba. No objections voiced. Picture restoration sample from Bud Palin and Jan Kellogg reviewed as well as quotes submitted. Unsure of Palin quote per picture, as listed to scan, color correct or digitally correct individually. Kassuba asked to check on if image on CD is full resolution or thumbnail. Kassuba will follow up and report back. WASTE TRANSFER: Nothing to report. Tires not picked up yet per Paul Liss. FIRE/RESCUE: Kassuba and Loshaw met with Cathy Heintz who has turned in a letter of resignation as Fire Board member. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to accept the resignation of Cathy Heintz. Motion carried, 5-0. Will post and place ad in the paper. Loshaw questioned if turnout gear is available for the firefighters. Coultes reported that it is and that it was voted to purchase 3 new sets. Some conflicting information on age of gear or condition of gear for replacement has been received according to Coultes.. VILLAGE: Meeting next week. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that the current count is 103, the Preschool is now open with the Kindergarten teacher reassigned to preschool. VAS was nominated for the Community Foundation grant for their music program and won $500.00 grant. PLANNING COMMISSION: Judi Jarecki explained the request to review front setback requirements in FR and AR districts from County. It was recommended last year to remain at the same setbacks as currently have and this is recommended to remain the same again. Also reviewed the proposal to drop "non-profit" from certain uses in the RR district. The Planning Commission recommends that this is acceptable. Tom Kellogg reported that they will be reviewing the gateway concept for the trail head. Working on the Master Plan. Will be having a public input session at their October meeting.. ROADS: Kassuba reported that the Intersections off Thumb Lake Road are supposed to be paved by 10/7/2014. Asked that Road Commission cut trees before winter on PykeSchool project. He has a detailed breakdown on cost estimate for project. Kassuba will get this to members. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Motion by Kassuba to support the Historical Society in amount of $100 for storage of artifacts. Kassuba - yes, Cole - yes, Loshaw - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes. QUARTERLY REPORT: No action required. COUNTY TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION MEETING: Corwith is hosting meeting on 10/21/14. TREASURER'S COMPUTER: Cole reported that her computer is down for the second time since tax collection started in July. Cole reported that Kassuba had suggested purchasing a laptop and keeping current one when fixed for a backup. Quote needed before proceeding to fix. Cole will proceed with getting a laptop. Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Vern Kassuba. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Bud Palin, George Plummer, Bernie Matelski, Joy Brasseur, Jack Deming, Paul Liss, John Burt, Kris Powell, and Judge George Mertz. Tom Serino arrived at 7:02 Treasurer's Report for month of August given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $67,412.15, general fund of $178,690.83 , for a total of $246,102.98. Motion by M. Cole, with support by P. Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes , Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes. JUDGE GEORGE MERTZ: Judge Mertz is a candidate for Circuit Court Judge for 46th Circuit on the November ballot and gave a brief synopsis of his education and legal experience.. He has lived in Otsego County for 13 years. Efficient and cost effectiveness of the courts are a priority. Endorsed by most attorneys in the 3 county area. On ballot in November and asked for support. Tom Serino asked what could be done to help casino get to Vanderbilt but this is not what Judge Mertz has input on in Lansing. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jack Deming asked to wait until the end of the meeting. COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss deferred to county Administrator John Burt. John reported that bids have been received to remodel the old City PD for Sheriff Patrol and civil division, Mike Tarbutton retiring December 1 - 15 applications already received. Groen nature preserve looking at putting pavilion in next year paid for by trust fund. Bagley, Otsego Lake, Tourism Bureau working on study to extending trail. Union negotiations are ongoing with 3 unions. All have been 1 year agreements as there has been so much fluctuations with health care costs. Conservation District doing grant to put trees into dog park. Loshaw asked if any tax dollars were used for the County support of the streetscape project and the answer was yes. OCEA moving to lower level in courthouse. ASSESSING/ZONING: Land Division 042-003-300-025-02 presented and Kassuba recommended approval. Motion by Whitman, seconded by Cole, to recommend approval of land division 042-003-300-025-02. Motion carried, 5-0. CEMETERY: Nothing to report. TWP PROPERTY: Tire trailer is full. PAC Sanitation will be contacted. WASTE TRANSFER: Still waiting for lids to be fixed. October 9th last Thursday for waste transfer. FIRE/RESCUE: Coultes reported lawn mower has rear end problem and we will have to have alternate plan to mow at well site for next year. Kassuba asked if it should be leveled and seeded. Issues at board, one board member getting carried away, lashing out at members and department members. This is the township rep and Coultes was asked to bring it to the board. Kassuba suggested a couple members meet with the individual and will then make a recommendation to the board. Kassuba and Loshaw will meet with her. VILLAGE: Whitman reported that the Conservation District reported on recycling in Otsego County, approved the purchase of sand and gravel, Bay Mills has been invited to the October meeting for a casino update, approved a $900 increase in the village payment for Stan's insurance as well as gave Stan a .15 cent per hour raise, heard request from the Nuisance Officer to send a letter to the school giving 30 days to clean up mess from timbering, and informed the board that Family Dollar has requested zoning and sign permits. In response to a request from Roger Spreeman, the village is looking into conditional zoning for the Summit Street parcel. The Planning Commission will meet on 9/15/2014 for a resolution of intent on this and a public hearing has been scheduled for 9/25/2014 at 7:00 p.m. If the Planning Commission approves a resolution of intent, then the Village Council will meet sometime between the 15th and 25th to do the same. SCHOOL: Whitman reported that four teacher resignations were received, hired Rachel Keiser as 3rd-4th grade teacher and Darren Conn as social studies teacher. Approved transportation bid from Reliable Transit for $30,000.00. Approved food service contract with Inland Lakes Schools for $53,600.00. Approved IT contract and Epi-pen policy. Cage fighting fundraiser to be held at the school in September, with all proceeds to go to the school. PLANNING COMMISSION: Tom Kellogg reported that village PC members with Township PC members met and suggested plans for DNR property for trail head with two parking lots, pavilion etc. Next step is to get concept drawing and cost figures. Asked an acquaintance who is a landscape architect who is willing to help come up with a sketch of the idea. He also suggested that everything be made of recycled materials. DNR has been invited the Vanderbilt PC on 9/15/14 and hoping to have some plan ready by then. Work continuing on the Master Plan. ROADS: OCRC bid on Mason Pit (with 1200' down hill) and Standard Lake Roads intersections $34,108.00 (Township share). This is a 50% share cost with the Road Commission. Motion by Loshaw to fix intersections of Mason Pit/Thumb Lake and Standard Lake/Thumb Lake with estimated cost of $68, 216.00 with our share to be of $34,108.00. Second by Cole, Motion carried, 5-0. Pykeschool Road - Tom Deans asked if we could wait until spring to move the dirt. Our share is looking to be around $45,000.00. Kassuba will meet with him to look into these costs. PHOTOS: Jan Kellogg not able to be here tonight but Bud Palin did submit his written proposal. As Jan had called prior to the meeting, this item was not placed on the agenda. OTSEGO COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE SERVICE AGREEMENT: Kassuba reported this appears to be the same agreement we've had in the past at a cost of one time payment of $750.00. Motion by Kassuba to enter into agreement with OCEA with one time annual payment of $750.00, second by Loshaw. Kassuba - yes, Loshaw-yes, Cole - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes. Jack Deming asked if the Township is working with the Village. He understands there is some money that is going to be appropriated for low income housing. Deming is willing to give 17 acres of land off Summit Street. Tom Serino reported that Otsego County Housing has received CDBG grant money but this is not for low income housing like Jack suggested. Meeting adjourned at 8 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 AUGUST 6, 2014

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent and excused. Others present were Tom Kellogg, Jan Kellogg, Kris Powell, Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Bud Palin. Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $67,412.15, general fund of $186,705.06 , for a total of $254,117.21. Bill from Wolverine Power Systems billed to VCFR for well site maintenance but Township has paid in the past. Motion by MC, seconded by PC, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's and Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Coultes - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman -yes. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Tom Serino reported that the Village is discussing closing the alleys and wanted to know if this additional footage added to any residence resulting in taking the cap off the assessment. Kassuba responded that it would be put on as new. It would not uncap the property and buildings. He also asked if a report could be generated to show how much additional revenue this would provide to the village by closing the alleys and asked if this report could be provided prior to the September Village meeting but Kassuba was unsure if it could be accomplished that quickly. Discussion followed. Ron Smith asked if Kassuba had heard anything on the casino property. He advised that he had sent them a letter but had not heard anything back yet. REPORT FROM COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Commissioner Liss reported that Rotary installed a pavilion at the dog park, the gym floor has been repaired at the Community Center, the household hazardous waste drop off went well - paid for by recycling dollars. POAM negotiations started, waiting on health care numbers. Outside source looking over numbers on Treetops issue. Streetscape has raised $350,000 toward $450,000 match funds for the Streetscape project. This project could start within the next 1 to 2 years. Total project costs is $2,590,000.00 ASSESSING/ZONING: Land Division 042-032-100-065-12 (Goff); 041-026-100-005-01 (Liken) . Kassuba recommended approval of both. Motion by Cole, second by Whitman to approve LD 042-032-100-065-12 and 041-026-100-005-01. Motion carried, 4-0. Kassuba reported Board of Review was busy. CEMETERY: Bid for tree work - cut down large pine behind garage and take out dead from 8 large trees. Bid submitted from Goff's Tree Service. Motion by Cole to accept Goff's bid at 1475.00, second by Coultes. Motion carried, 4-0. TOWNSHIP PROPERTY: Jan Kellogg presented her proposal to restore the historical pictures at the Township Hall. Looked at 28 pictures at $60.00 per picture with prints to be made at various prices according to size. Copies of all digital files will be provided on a CD. $1860.00 total bid for 28 pictures. Additional pictures would be at the individual price of $60.00 plus cost of print. Bud Palin examples of restored photos were shown. He was not sure of what the board exactly wanted as there are many different variables, such as laminatedcoating vs. regular print. A basic copy, scan and print could be reasonably done. Cole stated she would like to have prints put back in the old frames. Bud Palin quoted the following: $10 for color, scan and correcting, 5X7 print $10, 8x 10 $15, 6.5 x 4.5 print $10, 11 x 14 print (would throw that in), 6 x 37.5 print approx $30-35. Would include CD of pictures. Kassuba suggested that the smaller pictures could be enlarged and rotated out in the Township Hall. Coultes would rather see all displayed at all times. Estimates discussed. Ron Smith suggested consulting the Historical Society on pictures that aren't identified and captioned at a later date. Palin does not include removing the pictures from the frame in his proposal amount, Kellogg proposal includes taking out of the frames. Cole suggested both present the restoration on the same picture and that Palin provide a written proposal. Kellogg will restore the same picture that Palin did and Palin will provide a written proposal with per unit costs. Board will like to receive both by the next meeting. Kassuba approached 3 banks for remodel and addition of the township hall and two proposals were submitted. He liked the one from Chemical bank as it does not secure anything. No decision will be made tonight but was sought to see if township could afford to pay it back and if a loan would be securable. Chemical Bank proposed the following: 5 yr term at 1.75%, 10 yr term at 2.99%, or 15year term at 3.49%; annual payment and interest on $300,000.00 10 yr payback is $35,000.00, $26,000/15 yr. Terms explained by Kassuba. Northwestern Bank proposed a secure loan for 15 years at 2.95%. This would require an appraisal, environment study, etc. Attorney recommended that we seek an unsecured installment loan. Any questions should be directed to Kassuba. He will continue working with the architect. Timeline needed to see what can be done before winter or if start now, to be ready for spring. WASTE TRANSFER: Thursday end date for the Waste Transfer site will be the 2nd Thursday of October (10/9/2014). Make flyer to be handed out. Sign needs to be replaced. Kassuba reported that he did call to get new lid for dumpster and company was supposed to contact Chet to be let in. Hasn't contacted Chet yet so Kassuba will recontact him. FIRE/RESCUE: Nothing to report VILLAGE: Whitman reported that juveniles involved in damaging the dugouts were turned over to the authorities, contracted to chip/seal some streets, motioned to change Yuill Street from Mill to Glawe property from local to major street, received application for variance from Roger Spreeman for storage units and outside storage on Summit Streets, closed Sheridan Street for the Back to School Bash, and announced that effective 10/1/2014, a building permit and a zoning permit will be required for all sheds over 120 square feet. A public hearing is being planned for September on closing of alleyways. PLANNING COMMISSION: Kellogg reported that the Planning Commission discussed what type of facilities they would like to see in the Trail Town concept. Two village members attended. The DNR has suggested they might be able to supply some land if needed and Planning would like to take advantage of that. Village restroom was discussed as a possible use, with DNR willing to pitch in dollars for renovation. A 26% match funding would need to be provided. Master Plan will be worked on using digital copy and projector for members to revise. A public hearing will be held prior to being brought to the board. Low attendance at Music in the Park this year. ROADS: Kassuba reported that there isn't firm pricing on doing the intersections of doing the intersections of Mason Pit Rd and Standard Lake Road yet. He has asked for pricing to do down Mason Pit hill also. This should be ready for our next meeting. Tom Serino stated it was a low volume road. Kassuba felt it was more a safety issue than volume issue. Kassuba has not received a price on Pykeschool Road yet. Coultes received comments that brining was done later and lighter by the Road Commission than when the township contracted for this service. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Kassuba reported that SANE is moving away from TRIDENT and will be asking for more funding. Recyling bins are filling fast in Gaylord, Vanderbilt and the Hayes sites. Road Commission wants list of roads that need improvement and are seeking input (chip Alexander, Sturgeon Valley Road east). PASER maps are available. Corwith hosts October meeting. Commissioner Liss offered to seek funding from the Board of Commissioners for local project when needed. Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JULY 2, 2014

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman, Vern Kassuba and Tom Loshaw . Others present were Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Kris Powell, Leo Francis Treasurers Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,412.15, general fund of $180,182.44, for a total of $247,594.59. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes , to approve the minutes, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes –Loshaw- yes, Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes. Public Comment: Tom Serino asked if there was anything done with the building discussed last month on Airport Rd. Kassuba will be boarding the windows up. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Air Show was a success but still waiting on numbers. Courthouse open space project met with USDA - Commissioners committed $50,000 toward project. No longer doing stream on lawn. Board committed $75,000 toward streetscape. Still trying to raise the $450,000 toward match on the project. Three new millage languages approved for November ballot (EMS 1 mill for 1 year, OCRC 1 mill for 10 years, Sportsplex 3/16 mill for 5 years). A household hazardous waste collection will be held on 7/12/14 at the Road Commission. The County is talking with their attorneys on having Georgia Pacific remove slab left on the site. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported that Board of Review is 7/22/14 at 7:30 p.m. Veteran exemption now goes through at Board of Review. Cemetery: Nothing to report Township Property: Kassuba reported he has contacted 3 banks for financing information on the addition/remodeling outside of hall. Don't need bonding but will do purchase agreement with bank and will have attorney look over. Cole reported at least a dozen tiles need to be replaced in the ceiling. Suggested installing hooks in the ceiling center and corners for decorations and also to establish some decorating rules. Kassuba asked maintenance to replace those tiles and use permanent maker to fix runner. They will look to see if cable is still in the center of the ceiling. Kassuba suggested he draw up new documents with rules and contact numbers and permanently affix in hall . Ron Smith has some hooks that fix on grid and suggested Kassuba look at. Post Office proposing to change hours - 7/31/14 meeting at 5:00 p.m. for public input at Corwith Township Hall. Waste Transfer: Whitman reported that more lids broken on the dumpsters and Chet asked on status of welder. Kassuba is having problem finding lids. PAC already checked with - they no longer have any lids. Fire/Rescue: Nothing to report from Coultes. Tom Serino reported a private company is doing a road project near Indian River and looking for water source. Would there be a charge from Township? Issues discussed that could happen if use allowed. Kassuba does not want to promote this use Let Coultes know so he can relate to Fire Board. Village: Whitman reported that petitions for village office are available. School: Whitman reported that Steve Vanderhyde was hired at the boys middle school basketball coach, bid of $20,000.00 was accepted for the Alexander Road property, announced that the district would not make its projected budget with a deficit of $97,000 but will be $120,000 - $130,000 in deficit. K-12 Principal/Superintendent's contract was approved but no details were provided to the public. Budget hearing was held last week but budget details were released at the hearing. Budget amendments were made but not provided to the publc. Planning Commission: Kassuba attending meeting with 2 village planning members and 2 township planning members, 1 DNR official and 1 contracted DNR person that work on developing trail heads, etc. through grants and trust funds. DNR asked Planning to put dream list together. Kassuba felt it could be a good thing to promote community. I-75 signage could be done through these grants. Suggest we could get involved with project. Village has facility that could be enhanced for trail use bathroom. Community responsibility to maintain and clean whatever is put up. Roads: Kassuba talked to board members on resurfacing Winters Road from Smolarz farms to Berrywine Road. Difference of opinion between board members so he told Tom Deans to go with what Livingston Township chooses. Sounds like Livingston wants to seal coat which would cost us about $19,000.00. Doesn't know if it will require authorization prior to next meeting. Loshaw suggested that permission be given so that the project would not be held up by calling a special meeting. Kassuba will look it over when it is received and will sign if looks okay. Mason Pit intersection (also down hill) and Standard Lake intersection bids to be forthcoming from private contractors. Tom Dean wants to crack seal (cost of $24,000) on Old 27 from township line to county line - VK didn't go either way. On Pykeschool Road, about 20 feet of height could be cut and have a decent slope and still have an 18' foot drive surface. This could happen right after the surfacing is done on Winters Road. Fill to be put at end of road, dirt portion of Airport Road and down near Tomaski's. OCRC brined our dirt roads solid and charge the township. 2014-15 Land Use Agreement: Cost to remain at $6180 per year for two years - 2015 and 2016. Motion by Kassuba, seconded by Loshaw to approve the contract for municipal land use with Otsego County. Motionc carried, 5-0 Cemetery: Coultes suggested afton stone for road wash out at the cemetery. Kassuba reported that it is difficult to get afton stone right now. Whitman also noted road in Meadow is getting over run with vegetation. Quarterly Report: No action required. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:46 pm Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JUNE 4, 2014

The meeting opened at 7:02 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss, Kris Powell, Tom Kellogg, and Tom Serino. Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,412.15,general fund of $188,349.80, for a total of $255,761.95. Motion by Whitman , with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes – Whitman, yes, Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes. Public Comment: Tom Serino reported that the Memorial Day service went well. Serino also reported that Ron Bush is working many hours at cemetery - asked board to consider help for him. Whitman advised that Jim Hunawill has not been available to help. Property across from Serino's on Airport Road needs attention. Report from County Commissioner: Commission Liss reported that OCCOA, library and recycle millage renewals are upcoming. Asked for opinion on the following requests that are forthcoming to the Board of Commissioners: Sportsplex coming back in November for 3/16 mill for five years, OCRC will be asking for 1 mill for 10 years (how distributed, city included, what roads to be fixed), EMS 1 mill for 1 year for storage building and vehicles. Kassuba reported that roads are rated and Otsego County's rating is falling and needs for repair exceed revenue. Concensus was no on Sportsplex and EMS and more information is needed from the Road Commission. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported PRE's are turned in, tax roll down load will be forthcoming to Cole. State will be doing an audit on assessing countywide. Cemetery: Whitman reported that there have been only a few burials, some foundation orders have been received, and Ron is working on clean up. Township Property: Kassuba working with architect, checking with banks (Mbank, Chemical, First Federal) on loan information. Waste Transfer: Cole reported Jim Hunawill will be covering for Chet this week. Fire/Rescue: Fence discussed, current fence is in disrepair. Options discussed and will be looked into further. Coultes reported some issues still need more addressing, some have been ironed out. Village: Whitman reported that Ed Posgate had spoken with John Powell at Bay Mills and it is unlikely that anything will happen with the casino until after the November election. Bids were received for resurfacing Yuill Road but were higher than anticipated so were put off until next year. Approved bid from Goff's Tree Service to remove tree on Donovan Street and limb tree on Main/Airport. Made decision on zoning issues as follows: Parcels proposed to move from A-1 to R-1 will remain at A-1, parcel on Summit Street owned by Roger Spreeman will remain at R-2, decided to allow use within class. Appointed Ryan Cottrell to Planning Commission. School: Whitman reported that Steve VanderHyde was hired as High School Boys Basketball Coach, Ted Stevens was hired as High School Girls Basketball Coach, accepted resignation of Carol Dockter, hired Devonna Lancaster as secretary, approved COPESD budget, approved leave of absence for Debbi Badgley, and hired Cindy Henderson as the Junior Class sponsor. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that Carey Weaver, Scott Whitcomb, and Lisa McComb met with Village and Township Planning on helping to make Vanderbilt a trail town or gateway community . Suggestions on what to highlight for grants given as well as people to contact for assistance. Possible use of Village hall restrooms if alteration are made to the building for access. Roads: Kassuba spoke with OCCR on brining our roads - Corwith to be first to be brined.and supposedly already started. Approval to Cancel Uncashed Checks (General Fund, Tax Collection): Cole reported that some checks that were issued were never cashed. Auditor would like motion by the board to clear these off the books. Tax Collection would go to over/under. Motion by Whitman, with support by Kassuba, to cancel Tax Collection uncashed check #2865 for $7.31, #2995 for $4.00, #3137 for $7.43, #3280 for $2.51, #3427 for $9.67 and returned to Tax Collection and General Fund check #9145 for $505.76 and returned to General Fund. Motion carried, 4-0. Basic Wireless Coverage Resolution: Motion by Whitman, supported by Cole, to adopt Wireless Service Resolution #2014-1. Motion carried, 4-0 Coultes asked that Kassuba contact Bay Mills to see if there is any support we can offer. If there is, proceed. Cole reported that it was reported at the Treasurer's Meeting that Treetops is still balking on paying their taxes, even after tribunal. They suggested that MTA should check that venues have paid their taxes prior to holding events at their facilities. She will be writing a letter on her own behalf and asked that the board consider the same. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 MAY 2, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Andy Noeske, Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Cathy Heintz, Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Ron Bush, Ardis Bush, Tom Serino, Vern Kassuba, Kelly Zimbicki, John LaFave, Cyndi Dudley, Tom Kellogg, Ann Marie Deeter, John Brink, Leo Francis and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balances for May 1, 2012 of $66,192.70 in certificates of deposit and $221,642.90 in general fund for a total of $287,836.69. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: YES - Loshaw, Gorny, Cole, Noeske and Whitman. Public Comments: No one offered comments at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Animal Shelter open house will be held on 5/4/12 and the Airport open house will be held on 5/19/12. A computer, printer and office space was given to the Veterans’ Trust. CMH is back occupying the first floor of their building after the flooding, ground floor to be finished in two weeks. The State is tentatively looking at building a state complex building on the property behind the 9-1-1 building. The recycling committee is now looking at asking for a county wide millage of .25 mills. The ballot wording has not yet been approved. Commissioner Liss was asked how he would vote on this wording and indicated he will follow his constituents wishes. He also indicated that a public hearing is not planned on this issure. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the L4626 report has been completed. He also complied with a FOIA request from a court on poverty exemptions for the last three years. He is working on some tribunal cases. He purchased a computer for under $500.00. Supervisors Report: Noeske presented the bid spec sheet for fire hall repairs. Items to be added to the sheet are to remove and replace facia and soffets and add wall insulation. Valerie Handy, USDA grants, will be over on 5/18/12 at 10 a.m. to discuss grants/loans for the fire department. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the civil war stone has been invited and an invitation has been extended to attend the dedication on 8;/18/12. Ron Bush thanked the Board for getting him help in getting Section A cleaned up. Cole reported that she received a written complaint. Ron requested to stay in open session. Cole read the complaint FILED by Cathy Heintz concerning an alleged gesture made by Ardis Bush and conversation occurring after that. Ardis explained that she had waved Cathy on and when asked if she was a Village employee, had responded no, as she is a township employee. Ron had asked Cathy to leave the cemetery, excercising the right as sexton. No action was taken on this at this time. Hall: Kassuba reported that CMH had asked to remain renting the hall until 5/11/12. CMH has been billed for March rentals. The plumber will be in after CMH leaves. The auto closure on the mens bathroom door is bent but should be able to be straightened. Kassuba is seeking prices to insulate the hall ceiling before summer. Waste Transfer: Clean Up Day to be held this Saturday. Noeske will not be able to be present. A rental sign could not be obtained and he had asked the owner of the sign at Jo-lynn’s to post the Clean Up Day information but it didn’t happen. The ad on Clean Up Day was run in the Marketplace and Our Home Town. Fire/Rescue: Noeske provided minutes, Treasurer’s Report and budget status report from the last meeting. March/April runs reviewed. Narrow banding will be put in in August. Village: Council does not meet until next week. School: Whitman reported that the Senior Trip and Prom were approved, the resignation of June Heintz from the school board was accepted, Kim Snyder was appointed to this position, sinking fund millage wording was approved, Michelle Kihn’s and Patti Kenyon’s contracts were approved, pickup and van were sold to the highest bidders and granted tenure to Kelly Long. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that Marilyn Cole had suggested expanding the waste transfer site to a year round drop off site with a compactor and also building a pavilion on the property belonging to the DNR. Both ideas will be explored with the Village. Proposed changes to Article 14 and Article 18 of the county Zoning Ordinance were reviewed. No reservations were noted and no recommendations were made. Music in the Park will be held on 7/14/2012. Roads: Noeske reported that he met with the Road Commission twice on Pykeschool Road. Wade Trim is now looking at cutting one curve and hill and doing it within the right-of-way. Economic Alliance: Request received to increase our current payment from $450 to $750. This was tabled for more information. Sane Funding: Invoice received requesting payment of $500. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, that before making a decision, would like the SANE rep to attend a meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Tax Foreclosure Properties: Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to waive second right of refusal for the 2009 foreclosed properties. Commissioner Liss asked for show of hands on who is in favor of the recycling proposal. Of 17 people in attendance, 2 were in favor. Cole asked when the cemetery and hall information would be on the county website. Whitman informed her she is waiting on pictures from Kassuba. Cole also could not find 2012 meeting tapes. She was informed that these are on the shelf in the vault and that dates are written inside the cases and that 2011 tapes are now being taped over. With no further action to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 APRIL 2, 2014

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss , Tom Kellogg and Tom Serino. Jack Deming arrived at 7:02 p.m. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,115.36, General Fund of $198,835.07 for a total of $265,950.43. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law Reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman-yes. Public Comments: Tom Serino reported the VFW is holding a chicken dinner fundraiser on 4/12/14. Jack Deming asked that the Village be asked to close J Street. He also feels there is room for a Corwith Township sign at the north county line. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Airport has purchased a snowblower from the Road Commission for $10,000.00. The County agreed with the City for the Community Center land. Lisa McComb of Petoskey is the new Economic Alliance Director. The Sheriff’s Department would like to utilize the space currently occupied by the Economic Alliance Director so a new office is being sought. The Renaissance Project passed by a 6-2 vote of the Commissioners. $100,000.00 has been set aside as the County contribution for the project. Zoning/Assessing: Kassuba reported he is working on assessing filing. Cemetery: Cole reported that a large pine is down in the cemetery. Whitman reported that spring clean up has been delayed due to the late arrival of spring. Township Property: Kassuba reported that Bud Palin’s proposal to restore the historical pictures will be forthcoming. More information will be available at the next meeting. Two architect proposals were presented for the hall upgrade project. Both proposals reviewed. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to contract with Trinity Architecture and Management LLC for the building upgrade and library expansion project. Motion carried, 5-0. A rough number on the project should be able to be obtained from the architect. Kassuba will visit banks for interest rates prior to the next meeting. Cole offered to contact the Economic Alliance Director on any grant opportunities for this. This is also in the proposal from the architect. Waste-Transfer: Kassuba, Chet Borowiak, Jim Hunawill and Whitman will work Clean Up Day. Cole will work until 11 a.m. Work Camp will be contacted for the use of three participants. Thursday transfer site hours will begin on Thursday after Memorial Day. Fire/Rescue: No report due to no meeting since last township meeting. Village: Whitman reported that the Village adopted their 2014-15 budgets totaling $375,073.91. General Fund millage increased from 7.8 mills to 9 mills. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the Cheboygan County Master Plan CD was received. Otsego County Planning Commission has requested comments on the HX district and he will be drafting a reply of no concerns from our Planning Commission. They are seeking dates to meet with the DNR and the Village. The Village Planning Commission is looking into the Rec Plan process. They would like to partner with us. The Master Plan review process will be beginning. The Pigeon River Advisory Council will be meeting at Corwith Twp. Hall on 4/11/14. Roads: Kassuba reported that the meeting scheduled for March has to be rescheduled. SANE Agreement: Motion by Whitman, with support by Kassuba, to contract with SANE for $500.00. Roll call vote: Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes. County Township Officer’s Association meeting scheduled for 4/15/14 at Charlton Township. Meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI MARCH 13, 2014

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were George Plummer, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss and Neil Brasseur (arrived 7:24 p.m.) The Budget Hearing was opened at 7:00 p.m. The board proceeded with regular business as the hearing was left open to address any questions. Public Comments: Tom Serino noted that Jill Kassuba’s appointment as Deputy Supervisor was not in the minutes. He was advised that this is an appointment by the Supervisor not the Board. 2014-15 budget does include a pay increase of 2% across the board, except cemetery. Hall maintenance did not get an increase due to the large increase last year. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole. As of 2/28/14 balance of certificate of deposits was $67,115.36, general fund $193,264.84 for a total of $260,380.20. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes (2 sets – regular and workshop), bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Joe Jarecki – Natural River Board of Review Update: Joe updated the board on what has happened at the Natural River BOR since 2009. Most permits are issued by Brian Bury. The township representative (Joe) only participates in requests made in Corwith Township. The Pigeon River is the 2nd designated natural river in the state. Standardized rules for statewide use were developed in September 2013 with a synopsis of the rules distributed to the members. Joe was thanked for serving as the township representative and for providing the update. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that a new Economic Development Director is still being sought. Two candidates have been interviewed with an offer being made to Bill Bradley of Indiana. County credit rating has risen to AA+ from AA-. The Red Cross is moving into the former Information center. Recycling is going well with recycling books to be available in the spring at the sites. A preview copy was distributed to the board. A bylaw change was made by the Commissioners and they will no longer be taping board meetings. Zoning/Assessing: Kassuba recommended approval of the two land divisions submitted. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole to approve land division 042-016-400-005-00/042-016-100-060-04 and 041-023-100-085-01. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba will be calling architects for pricing to oversee update to the building and possible expansion of the library. Waste Transfer: Kassuba reported the contract for Clean Up Day has been received from PAC Sanitation with pricing of $785.00 per compactor and tire pricing of $3.00/$5.00/$15.00. Date is to be 5/3/14. Coultes reported that the lids are in bad shape on the containers. Fire Rescue: Coultes reported that the2014-15 budget adopted by the Fire Board is at $77,909.00 not including any fund balance. This budget is reduced by $2,500 from last year due to the millage value dropping. Village: Whitman reported that Ed Posgate has spoken with Bay Mills, budget workshop scheduled for 3/14/14 at 6:00 p.m., public hearing on Summit Street rezoning scheduled for 3/18/14 at 7:00 p.m., and Settlement night will be held on 3/31/14 at 7:00 p.m. School: Whitman reported that the Priority School quarterly update was given, a gym use rental agreement was developed, deficit elimination plan was approved to be sent to the State, 2013-14 budget was amended, accepted the resignation of the Technology director, approved the senior trip, hired the baseball coach, looking into co-op agreement for middle school athletics, seeking bids for transportation, food service and auditors for the 2014-15 school year, and approved the music program provided by Billye Thatcher. Roads: Kassuba reported that the meeting with the Road Commission was rescheduled for the end of the month. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole, to close the Budget Hearing at 7:32 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0. NEW BUDGET MOTIONS Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Loshaw, seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba - yes. Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Loshaw, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes. Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $500,000.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $275,149.00) and expenditures of $500,000.00, Motion to adopt by Loshaw, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes - yes, Cole – yes. Fiscal Year 2014-15 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. 2014-15 Budget: Motion by Cole to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $180.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $48,510.00, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman – yes., Motion by Kassuba to approve line 101-171-702 @ $8,500.00, 101-171-703 @ $3,315.00 with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $11,815.00, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes , Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $7,275.00, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Whitman - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-209-702 @ $17,665.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $25,451.00, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole – yes. Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-215-702 @ $15,675.00, 101-215-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $19,784.00, Seconded by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-253-702 @ $15,675.00, 101-253-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $19,784.00. Seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Whitman to approve line 101-265-702 @ $6,765.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,695.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $122,959.00. Seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-276-702 @ $9,228.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,695.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $26,468.00. Seconded by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-375-702 @ $3,000.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $8,700.00. Seconded by Loshaw. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $32,954.00, Seconded by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole – yes. Motion by Whitman to approve category 101-536 @ $9,200.00. Seconded by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Kassuba to approve the General Expenses category @ $167,100.00 including Board of Review wages at $120.00 per full day and $60.00 per half day. Seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Loshaw – yes. Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Loshaw , with support by Kassuba to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Dates will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014; Wednesday, May 7, 2014; Wednesday, June 4, 2014; Wednesday, July 2, 2014; Wednesday, August 6, 2014; Wednesday, September 3, 2014; Wednesday, October 1, 2014; Wednesday, November 5, 2014; Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Wednesday, January 7, 2015; Wednesday, February 4, 2015; and Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JANUARY 2, 2014

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,115.36, General Fund of $123,501.42 for a total of $190,616.78. Motion by Coultes, with support by Kassuba, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law Reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman-yes. Public Comments: No one addressed the Board at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that 4 of the 5 county 911 dispatchers were hired by the State with the fifth dispatcher moving from the area. EMS will be seeking .2 mills on the November 2014 ballot for building expansion and equipment purchase. Financial forms for this millage request have not yet been submitted. The ice rink is being constructed on the courthouse lawn. Lights will be installed at the recycling area on Garfield Street. Red Cross will be leasing the former Information Center. The Renaissance Committee will be hosting an open house at City Hall on 1/15/14 at 6:30 p.m. Zoning/Assessing: Kassuba reported that he is working on the assessment roll. Board of Review held in December went fine. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba will be ordering more garbage bags. Waste-Transfer: Key for gate given to Roger Spreeman. Kassuba reported that more lids are broken on the container and will be contacting a different welder. Fire/Rescue: Nothing to report. Village: Meeting is not until next week. School: Whitman reported that the Administrator Evaluation Form was adopted. The reorganizational meeting will be held in January. Ashley Brooks was named the 8th grade class advisor. The renewal of the 18 mill non-homestead millage will be on the May 6, 2014 ballot. Graduation will be held on 6/1/2014 at 1:00 p.m. Planning Commission: Nothing to report. Quarterly Report: No action required. Schedule Budget Workshop: Workshop to be held at 6:30 p.m. on 1/23/14. Meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI DECEMBER 4, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Pat Coultes. Others present were Paul Liss, Bernie Matelski, Joy Brasseur, Tom Kellogg, Leo Francis and Tom Serino. Treasurers Report given by Cole showing balances in certificate of deposit of $67,115.36, General Fund $127, 106.48 for a total of $194,221.84 . Correction to November 6, 2013 minutes on roll call of Historical Society payment vote to change Coultes to Cole. Motion by Coultes, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes with correction, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: No one addressed the board at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that he checked on a question asked last month concerning the tax sale and Michawye parcels and found that the parcels were lumped together to stop speculation bids. The Workcamp will be shoveling around the recycling bins and plow contracts has been awarded. The four union contracts have been settled. One year contracts were agreed on. Insurance costs came in 6% less than the 28% that they anticipated. Remonumentation of Corwith Township shows 73 corners completed with 326 to go. Stuff the Bus will be held on 12/5/2013 and Shop with a Cop will be held on 12/7/2013. Zoning/Assessing: Board of Review will be held at 5:30 p.m. on 12/10/2013. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba reported that at the last two open mic nights, there have been 14 players and singers and about 30 spectators. He is still waiting to hear on the floor covering for the entryway. The firetruck display is lighted again. Bernie Matelski filled in for Ron Berdan when he was out of state. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that fence on the west side of the property was discussed and it will be closed off. Village: More information will be given on the rezoning of the Summit Street parcel at the 12/16/13 Village Planning meeting. No changes were made to the Grass or Car ordinances. School: Whitman reported that the audit report was in and the deficit grew by $66,124 to $221573. A K-12 art teacher was hired. The seventeen acres on Alexander Road was sold for $20,000 and closing costs to Mark Mathews. School is clearcutting the 60+ acres behind the school for $40,000.00. Letter received from Vanderbilt Area School, asking that their summer tax collection be done at no charge. Change made to contract to show remittance in “10 days” instead of “5 days”. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to collect the Summer 2014 taxes at no charge for the school. Motion carried, 5-0. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the MDNR has offered to assist with a grant application for a Gateway project. Resolution to approve the Recreation Plan was read by Kassuba. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to adopt the resolution to approve the Recreation Plan. Motion carried, 5-0. Roads: Nothing to report. Recess taken from 7:21 pm -7:31 pm. Board Policy work continued. Meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI NOVEMBER 6, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes, Vern Kassuba and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur and Tom Kellogg. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance for October of $67,115.36 in certificate of deposits, $137,049.44 in General Fund for a total of $204,164.80. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer and liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: Tom Serino reported that the Village Planning Commission will be holding an informational meeting on rezoning a parcel on Summit Street at 7:00 p.m. on 11/20/13. He asked that attend to maintain as much residential property in the village as possible and to keep the master plan intact. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the court union has been decertified. A dedication at the Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn will be held on Veteran’s Day at 11:00 a.m. Liss reported on the recent property sold at the tax sale. The 911 surcharge will continue on phone bills and equipment will still be purchased for county agencies. Greg McMasters will be holding a meeting in this area on the impact to the area from the DNR order on horses. Liss will advise when this meeting is scheduled. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba recommended approval of Land Division 042-004-300-005-00. Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman, to recommend approval of land division 042-004-300-005-00. Motion carried, 4-0. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba received a verbal quote to open the fence at the well site and fix the fence around the furnace of $1,000.00. No concerns were raised by the board. Whitman reported that the Pigeon River Advisory Council would like to have their meeting at the hall on 1/17/2014 from 6:00 pm – 10 p.m. They will be allowed use of the hall at no charge. Waste Transfer: Kassuba reported that the dumpster is still not fixed and he has contacted Ron Harding twice on this. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported the banquet went well. Village: Whitman reported that discussion on the Grass Ordinance and Car Ordinance were tabled. A public information hearing on zoning will be held on 11/20/13 at 7:00 p.m. School: Whitman reported that a new deficit elimination plan was approved, the Art teacher’s resignation was accepted, the Otsego County Bus System agreement was approved and bids will be accepted on the 17 acre parcel. Planning Commission: No decision was reached on whether to have a community assessment done by the Michigan Rural Council. Tom Kellogg reported that the draft Recreation Plan is available in acceptable, a resolution would come before the board at the next meeting. It will then go to the DNR for their final approval. Jeff Ratcliff attended the Planning meeting of 10/28/13 to discuss possible projects and grants available. They are working toward a trail head. Roads: Kassuba reported that Winters Road is holding up quite well with all the rain and the drainage is working quite well. He had called and left message with the property owner on Pykeschool Road and paperwork with a temporary grading permit has been sent by the Road Commission to them also. He also reported that McGregor Road has evolved into a too wide right of way road and is retaining water. He has spoken with the Road Commission but it is the wrong time of year to do anything about it and will be looked at again at the beginning of next year. Historical Society: Motion by Kassuba, with support by Coultes, to pay $100 to the Historical Society for storage of artifacts. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes, Coultes COLE– yes, Whitman – yes. Unsold Tax Foreclosed Parcels: The parcels are located in Black Bear. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman, to pass on the parcels. Motion carried, 4-0. 457 Plan: Kassuba explained this MERS plan which is all employee funded with no administration fees. An employee can contribute up to 25% of their wage. Discussion followed. This will be set aside until an interest is shown. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Whitman reported that Justin Burchet reported that 209,000 tons of recyclables were collected in 5 months. They are looking for an outlet for Styrofoam and electronics. 48,000 pounds of hazardous waste was collected on Hazardous Waste Clean Up day. Renewal of this millage will be on the 2014 ballot. Nuisance Ordinance was discussed. Prosecutor Rola will be invited to the January meeting. Sheriff Nowicki explained that the Sheriff Department cannot enforce the ordinance as it is not state law. A public open house on the Renaissance Project will be held on 11/20/13 at the City Building. The next Township Officer meeting will be held on 1/15/14 at Bagley Township. Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI OCTOBER 2, 2013

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Pat Coultes and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Paul Liss, Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Tom Serino and George Plummer. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $67,115.35, general fund of $147,391.06 for a total of $214,506.42. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Tom Serino thanked the Board for their support of the Area Guide and also provided information on the benefit for Brent Matelski. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the move of 911 to State control has been approved effective 1/1/14. This will save the County approximately $780,000.00 over the length of the contract. Contracts are being worked on – waiting to hear on cost of insurance which is estimated to increase by $200,000.00. Tammy Leboef was appointed to fill the vacancy of Commissioner Clark Bates. Turkey Trot will be held at the airport again this year. The Sportsplex is looking at a possible sinking fund. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the L4029 has been turned in. Cemetery: Artificial flowers to be removed by third week in October. Township Property: Kassuba reported that a gate needs to installed in the well property fence for a 15 foot easement. He will get an estimate which met with no objections. Tom Serino offered to show the township how to prep the fence for a gate. Kassuba asked members to think about providing some sort of area that is out of the weather to allow use of the WI-FI when the building is closed. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Patriot has still not been in to repair the dumpster. Brian Daubenspeck or John Corbin were suggested as local welders. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that the banquet will be held at the hall on 10/12/13 at 6:30 pm. Headcount is needed and tickets will be available at the door. Fence at the firehall discussed. Members will look at it to determine a solution. School: Whitman reported that Tom O’Rourke and Julie Perry were appointed to the board, the Teachers contract was ratified, no bids were received on the 17 acres, 60 new high school lockers will be installed, two companies to be in to bid on security system and approval given for new uniforms for the boys’ varsity basketball team. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the Village received a zoning request that caused the Village Planning Commission to revisit their zoning ordinance for allowable uses in each District and the potential effects on neighboring properties. The Housing Committee has a small amount of funds available. The draft recreation plan will be available for review at the 10/14/13 meeting and will be available for 30 days at the library and will be on the agenda of their November meeting. Paul Liss reported that he had spoken with both the Sheriff and Prosecutor on noise nuisance enforcement. The Sheriff would not be able to enforce a township ordinance and the Prosecutor would not prosecutor and an attorney for the township would have to do this. The Sheriff Department is willing to back up a nuisance officer. Paul is attempting to obtain a copy of Livingston Township’s ordinance. Roads: Kassuba reported that the Thumb Lake Road and Dunham and Lewis Roads intersections have been paved but shoulders have not be graveled yet. Copy of permit proposal to grade off right of way on Pykeschool Road has been forwarded to Doug O’Rourke. Kassuba will follow up with a phone call on this. Paul Liss commented on the property that was recently purchased by Bay Mills and is in need of clean up. He will contact Land Use Services on this. Kassuba will attempt to contact Bay Mills. Quarterly Report: No action necessary. Meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw, Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Tom Kellogg, Paul Liss, Judi Jarecki (7:07) and Tom Serino (7:17). Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificates of deposit of $67,037.29, general fund of $165,374.57 for a total of $232,406.92. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Tom Loshaw asked how to get natural gas run to homes in new areas with Paul Liss explaining what has to be done. Paul Liss asked if Charter has been run to the casino and will be contacting Charter. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the commissioners adopted a millage request policy and then explained the policy. Gypsy moth spraying may occur next spring in the Guthrie Lakes area. 140 tons of recycling has been sent to Emmet County. Four union contract negotiations will be forthcoming and it is projected that there will be a 28% increase in health care costs. Commissioner Clark Bates funeral arrangements were given . The commissioners will have 30 days to appoint a replacement. Assessing/Zoning: A permit was purchased from the Village for the well site property fence. Kassuba reported that we have stipulated with Treetops. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the GAR is using our civil war veteran marker to cast new markers. Township Property: Email read from Paula Duff, Otsego County Deputy Treasurer, concerning the public use deed. Fence at well site is complete, Switch by road and back switch also fixed. Mercury light needs to be replaced. Kassuba asked the repairman to get the software for the well controls so the pressure problem could be resolved. Disney has requested to purchase the antique fire engine but there is no interest in selling it. Glawe has asked for a 100’ right of way from Yuill Street to the Trail. Their request was never executed properly with the DNR. The Railroad Company has some residual right to the railroad property and the cleanest way is to deed us right of way across the trail which then makes it public use. No objections were offered to this suggestion. Waste Transfer: 253 tires were picked up by PAC. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that #410 sold for $1,425.00 to Willie Marsh. Balance in account is $62,700.00. Fire Banquet will be held October 12, 2013 with more information to be provided after the next Fire Board meeting. Village: Whitman reported that the ordinance concerning project cars and unmowed lawns are to be reviewed, approved upgrade to park electric, and participation with Experience Works. School: Whitman reported that Heather Rasper was hired as the Title 1 parapro, accepted Thomas Teeling’s resignation as a board member, no bids received on the 17 acres and received over a $4,000 credit from the COPESD for services last year. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the goals and objectives of the Recreation Plan were discussed at the public meeting and the 2008 plan was reviewed. The ice rink project is not included in the new plan but other projects were carried forward from the 2008 plan. John and Judi will be tabulating results from the survey. The proposed noise ordinance was discussed at the 8/12/13 meeting. This was also discussed with the Sheriff Department and they advised they would not enforce this type of ordinance and the township would have to hire an enforcement officer. Mike Rolla, Otsego County Prosecutor, was also contacted and advised Tom that prosecution would have to be done by the township attorney. The Planning Commission recommended that this ordinance may not be feasible for Corwith Township. It was suggested that law enforcement enforce disturbing the peace or drunk and disorderly in situations that would apply under a noise ordinance. Paul Liss had previously spoke with the Sheriff on enforcement of this type of ordinance and was advised that they would enforce it. He will be contacting the Sheriff to follow up on this. Judi Jarecki reported that the Planning Commission has recommended that B-1 or B-2 be used in zoning of highway interchanges instead of industrial. No objections were voiced. Roads: Kassuba reported that we are still waiting on the paving company for the Dunham and Lewis road intersection work. Winters Road is completed. Engineering estimates and a right of way agreement has been drawn up on Pykeschool Road. NIIMS Certifications: Jon Deming needs copies of all certifications. Area Guide: Tom Serino asked that the township co-sponsor an ad in the guide with the Village of Vanderbilt at a cost of $150.00. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole, to allow $150.00 to participate in the area guide. Roll call: Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes. Meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI AUGUST 7, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Vern Kassuba. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absentee but excused. Others present were Paul Liss, Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Tom Serino and Joy Brasseur (7:04 pm). Treasurer’s Report given by Cole. Balance for July as follows: CD $66,076.91, General Fund $186,661.89 for a total balance of $253,639.90. Motion by Coultes, with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Commissioner Liss reported that a noise ordinance cannot be adopted by the County and that the Township would have to adopt their own but the County Sheriff will enforce the township ordinance. This ordinance request will be turned over to the Township Planning Commission. Ron Smith reported that the County took care of the blighted property in the Old 27/Thumb Lake area and asked how to find out how to find out the owners of other properties. Tom Serino commented on the web site that hosts the tax sale. He was high bid online on a property but the property was sold to someone who was present at the sale that bid the same amount. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that Equalization has moved to the Alpine Center lower level. The Livingston Boulevard road projected has begun. The fence has been installed at the recycling site and the signs were increased in size. The cost of the hazardous waste week-end was $35,000.00. At the last Commissioners meeting, the decision to put the Friendship Shelter millage request on the ballot was reversed with Liss indicating that the citizens of Otsego County would prefer the Commissioners to decide on millages instead of public vote. He asked if there were any millage concerns from the Township and EMS and the Sportsplex were mentioned. Ron Smith suggested that supporting documents be supplied with any millage requests submitted to the Commissioners. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that he is in the midst of settling the Tribunal case with Treetops. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba reported that one survey corner was lost on the well site property when the dozer work was done for the road. This was remarked by Wade Trim at a cost of $300.00. Two bids were received for the fencing at the well site. Bids of $29,000.00 and $26,731.51 were reviewed. This bid is for 2,672 feet of fencing, 5 foot high, 9 gauge with 2 inch mesh, top rails and cemented posts. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole, to approve the bid of $26,731.00 from Lee’s Alpine Fence. Motion carried, 4-0. Cole reported that the property deed was in for the Storm property. The township has invested over $3,500.00 in this property. Deed received is a public use deed and it is unknown if there are any restrictions to the deed. Discussion followed with more research to be done. Kassuba asked if the Fire Department members would cut a swath around the perimeter of the well site and also cut down a couple small trees in this area. Coultes will check on this. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that the tire trailer is full and that she has already contacted PAC Sanitation on this. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that 410 is up for bids with bids to be opened at Monday’s meeting. The golf outing brought in approximately $700 in profits and there is talk of getting the Auxiliary up and running again. Village: Whitman reported that the Council passed a resolution to collect taxes and a resolution to enforce zoning and code enforcement. They are seeking electrical bids for outlet work at the park. The drains bid was awarded to North Excavating and Asphalting. They approved removal of a tree at Elm and Donavon Streets. School: Whitman reported that the Technology Agreement was renewed with Paul Cafuk, reopened the bid process on the 17 acres on Alexander Road, hired Heather Rasper as a long term sub for Art, hired Ashley Brooks as the secondary English teacher and middle school girls’ basketball coach and hired Tim McMillion as the boys’ middle school basketball coach. They accepted Math Investment’s bid for food service and Reliable Transportation’s bid for bussing. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported the recreation survey was mailed to 490 residents by Crossroads Industries. A public input meeting will be held on 8/26/2013 at 7:00 p.m. Planning will be going over their recreation plan at the 8/12/13 meeting. Roads: Kassuba reported that the Winters Road work will begin soon and he is still working on Pykeschool Road. Historical Society: Current invoice received states “contribution” which is no longer a legal expense. A contract is needed and suggested it be for storage and preservation of Corwith Township artifacts. Whitman will contact the Historical Society. Meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JULY 3, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Tom Kellogg, Paul Liss, Judi Jarecki, RonSmith, Paul Sopsitch, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur (arrived 7:23pm). June 5, 2013 minutes amended in the Banking section to include Insured Cash before sweep account and to delete Terms and conditions were uncertain in the same section. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance for the month of June in the certificates of deposit of $66,976.91 and general fund of $181,144.28 for a total of $248,121.19. Motion by Coultes, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes with corrections, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Paul Liss reported that there is an issue with a property on Thumb Lake Rd where they fire guns at all hours of the night. The Sheriff has been called and visited the property but due to the fact that the township does not have a noise ordinance, there was nothing they could do. Paul asked that the township look into adoption of a noise ordinance. Kassuba suggested that the County adopt a county wide ordinance so that it could be uniformly enforced throughout the county as the township is not equipped to enforce this at this time. Paul will look into this. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Airshow was successful with approximately 8,000 attendees. Recycling is going good with the fence to be installed at the Vanderbilt site shortly. The Commissioners passed a resolution to approve the millage language for the homeless shelter. This will be .21 mills for five years and will raise approximately $244,000 a year. This will be on the November 2014 ballot. They are trying to raise money to put this on the ballot this year. Ron Smith reported that he has heard negative comments concerning this millage and asked if the commissioners could reconsider their vote and revote on the passage. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that Board of Review will be held on 7/16/13. There were some computer glitches in data transfer between the assessor and treasurer. The IF bills still need to be printed. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Kassuba reported that the flooring is supposed to be installed in the entry way this month. Furniture in display room will be removed and sold for what offered. Truck to be dusted off and set up. Kassuba suggested that the board consider fencing in the well site. One survey pin may have to be resurveyed. He will follow up on this. Waste-Transfer: Cole reported that the Thursday hours were held today because of 4th of July. Kassuba contacted Patriot Steel for dumpster repairs but there has been no activity from them yet. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that a fundraiser golf outing will be held at Black Bear on 7/27/13. Pole and switch at the site need repairs – Kassuba will look into this. Balance as of June 1 was $81,518.43. A $1,000.00 grant was received from Enbridge for foam. Village: Whitman reported that Sheridan Street will be closed on 8/17/12 for the Baptist Church Back to School bash, two candidates interviewed for Treasurer – elector status being reviewed, Lincoln Office now going to the Church instead of the Village, purchased Kubota zero turn mower, streets to be striped and 13 attended the movie night held at the hall. School: Whitman reported that the board rejected the purchase agreement from Mr. Savoie for the Alexander Road property. It will be put back on the market. The 2013-14 budget was approved for $1,281,467.00. District must be out of deficit by the 2014-15 school year. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that assistance was sought from the Village of Vanderbilt for Music in the Park. Judi Jarecki reported that the township Planning Commission will not be meeting with the time allotted for comment on the county’s schedule of dimension for highway interchange districts and asked that a letter requesting an extension be sent. The July meeting had been moved to 8/12/13. Tom estimates that it will cost approximately $900 to do the recreation survey. Kassuba suggested that the fold out sign be used to advertise Music in the Park. Tom also has a banner to advertise it for the pavilion. Roads: Kassuba reported that the brine in some open areas is drying, but not in all areas. He spoke with Doug O’Rourke on Pykeschool Road. He doesn’t have total control over his property at this time and is very busy. Kassuba will look into this further. County Township Officer’s Association to meet 7/16/13 at Livingston Township. Ron Smith reported that the DNR open house is 8/7/13 from 3 – 6 pm at Headquarters. The date will be confirmed. Tribunal Case: Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to enter into executive session for the tax tribunal case at 7:43 pm. Roll cal vote: Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole, to close the executive session and reopen the regular meeting at 8:18 pm. Motion carried, 5-0. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:18 pm. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JUNE 5, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Tom Serino, Paul Liss, Bernie Matelski, Paul Sopsitch, Ron Smith and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $66,976.91 and general fund of $211974.22 for a total of $278,951.13. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman - yes. Public Comment: Tom Serino reported on the Memorial Day service at Evergreen Cemetery. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that recycling seems to be going well. The dog park has been started by the Otsego County Library with Lowes donating the fencing. The Air Show will be held on Father’s Day weekend. Ron Smith commented on the policy at the air show repressing free speech with Commissioner Liss explaining and discussion following. Joy Brasseur asked when the fence would be installed around the recyling bins and was informed it would happen shortly. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the PRE’s have been turned into the County and the roll would be coming to Cole next. Cemetery: Nothing to report Township Property: Kassuba reported that the chairs are in and are rated for 600 lbs. They have a 10 year warrantee. This company was recommended over the company that had chairs rated at 800 lbs. Old chairs will be sold for $5.00 each with a local posting on the sale as well as word of mouth to contact Vern. Kassuba will determine a quantity discount if the chairs are not moving. Waste-Transfer: Whitman reported that Clean Up Day used 6 compactors had took in 217 tires with a cost of $5,306.75. An individual has inquired about putting a trailer at the site to collect metal at all times. This will be allowed on a trial basis as long as it is kept clean and but in the back. Kassuba contacted Patriot Steel for repair to the dumpster. One 36” lid is ripped and a couple cross members are bent. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported that the switch at the front hydrant needs to be fixed and a post is needed at the back hydrant. DNR rig has been returned. Darley has been contacted on the other. Balance as of May is $80,769.58. Village: Whitman reported that the Council approved use of the field and concession stand to VAYSP, heard report that auditor had recommended not accepting the Lincoln Office building, music in Memorial Park planned for July 13 and August 4 and accepted Shirley Hawn’s resignation. School: Whitman reported the Board approved tenure for Chelsea Copenhaver, and COPESD budget was approved. Cole reported that the auditors said that we may not be able to waive the collection charge for the school’s summer tax collection. She is checking on this. Planning Commission: Nothing to report. Roads: Kassuba presented contracts from the Road Commission for Winters Road and intersection work. Cost for improvements to Winters Road from the pavement to Berrywine Road are $52,140.00 with a cost to Corwith Township of $17,380.00. This project would be a cooperative effort between Corwith Township, Livingston Township and the Road Commission. Kassuba recommended approval of this contract with the stipulation that Livingston Township participates. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole, to participate with the Otsego County Road Commission and Livingston Township for $17,380.00 for 8/10 mile on Winters Road providing Livingston Township participates. Motion carried, 4-0. Contract to pave the intersections of Thumb Lake and Lewis Road and Thumb Lake and Dunham Road reviewed. Cost for improvements is $17,250.00 with Corwith Township share at $8,625.00. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman to approve the agreement for the Otsego County Road Commission for the intersections of Thumb Lake and Lewis Roads and Thumb Lake and Dunham Road to be paved for $8,625.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Resolution of Support for the Immediate Need to Increase Michigan’s Investment in Road Infrastructure that was tabled last month was brought back into discussion. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole that we are not in favor of the resolution as presented for lack of specifics in the actual increases they are talking about in the fuel tax and registration fees. Motion carried, 4-0. Principles of Governance: Principles of Governance read by Kassuba. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to adopt the Principles of Governance for Corwith Township. Motion carried, 4-0. Banking: Cole presented the INSURED CASH Sweep Account from First Federal of Northern Michigan for the tax collection account again. She reported that the $250,000 minimum balance has been waived. Terms and conditions were uncertain. Discussion followed. She will be changing to this account. Property Purchase: Cole reported that cost to purchase the Storm property on tax sale will be $814.75. Motion by Kassuba, with support Cole, to purchase parcel 045-140-001-020-00 from the County of Otsego for $814.75. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI MAY 1, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vern Kassuba, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Pat Coultes and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Tom Serino, Paul Liss, Maureen Derenzy, John Walters and Scott Whitcomb. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificates of deposit of $66,971.91, general fund $208,592.16 for a combined total of $275,569.07. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Otsego County Library – Maureen Derenzy: Maureen reported that the broadband is now completed. She explained how the library service came about in Otsego County to the outlaying branches. We are the community anchor for broadband here. This was possible through a federal program, with a cost of $8,000.00 to run the broadband into the building. The library has committed to the e-rate and Merit fiber through June of 2014. The wireless is up and running now. She asked the township’s permission to switch from Charter to Merit which was agreed with. She also reported that she was approached by Village associates to move to a different facility to provide more space for the library and asked if the township needed the space that the library currently occupies. She was informed by Kassuba that this has never been discussed by the board and that we did not have to have their space. She also reported that the Library Board would not consider a move unless someone picked up the cost to move the broadband line which is estimated to cost between $10,000 and $20,000 to move. It was questioned if the wireless signal could be enhanced with an outdoor antennae. Maureen will check on this. Scott Whitcomb – Pigeon River Headquarters: Scott, manager of Pigeon River Headquarters, introduced himself. He is hoping to be more interactive with local government and is willing to do presentations. He also welcomed members to stop into Headquarters. John Walters, chairman of the Pigeon River Advisory Council, also offered to come back in the future to discuss what is happening in management of the forest. They are working on a tour of the Pigeon River forest and will advise the board when plans are completed. The Advisory Council meets quarterly with the next meeting to be held on 7/11/13 at 6:30 p.m. Tom Serino suggested that some of the Advisory Council meetings be held at the township hall instead of Headquarters. It is the policy of the Council, that if weather conditions are poor, meeting will be held at an alternate location. Report from County Commissioner: Commission Liss reported that the Clerk is looking into an electronic death recording system. Vanderbilt recycling will be up and running the latter part of next week and will be the first site to open in the county. Bus System annual stats given. Union negotiations to start in the fall. The request for a dog park behind the library was approved. The regional jail meeting was attended but does not seem feasible for Otsego County to participate. Loshaw thanked the commissioners for doing the Georgia Pacific demolition right. Assessing/Zoning: Nothing to report. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the clean up is well underway with burials to begin Friday. Township Property: Nothing to report. Waste Transfer: Clean Up Day details finalized. Fire/Rescue: Minutes and Treasurer’s Report showing balance of $83,025,.88 submitted. Coultes reported that Jon Boyd was accepted back on the department but as a fire fighter only. He reported that Cathy Heintz wanted more funding in capital outlay but only run payments will be designated when they come in. Charter internet is being replaced with Frontier. Cole suggested entering ICE in your cell phone (in case of Emergency). This will allow contact with a family member should an emergency occur and you are unable to provide any information. Scott Whitcomb also suggested that the department contact Headquarters when a search/rescue incident occurs in the forest. Village: Meeting not held until next week but the Council tentatively accepted the Lincoln office meeting at a special meeting held in April. School: Whitman reported Tim McMillion was hired as the golf coach, Carol Docktor and Kelly Long are the OPIE recipients, free child care will be offered before and after school next year and Michelle Kihn was hired as the Superintendent/Principal for next year. The School Board requested Tom Serino’s resignation as a member. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that Music in the Park will be held on 7/13/13. Use of Memorial Park will be requested from the Village. Tom asked that Kassuba invite the Open Mic musicians to attend. Otsego Lake Township has proposed a new zoning district. Tom asked if the Planning Commission could mail out a one page questionnaire with the summer taxes. Cole felt that the return envelope could pose a problem with people mailing their taxes back with the questionnaire to the Planning Commission. Discussion followed. Taxes are mailed out the last week of June. Roads: A Resolution of Support for the Immediate Need to Increase Michigan’s Investment in Road Infrastructure was presented and discussed. Action was tabled until June. Tax Foreclosed Property: The Board is interested in the Storm property. Cole will follow up on this. DNR Meeting: Loshaw reported that the state receives $2 billion in gas revenue yearly. Land fills, trail/snowmobiles were discussed. Scott Whitcomb added that this meeting also was seeking input on management of state land with possibility of selling land in this area to purchase land down state. The State is looking at selling islands of land so that their holdings will be contiguous. Hall Chairs: Kassuba reported that the last chairs were purchased in 1989. He has found heavy dutychairs with poly seats and back, 600# capacity with a 10 year warranty for $20.49 each. These chairs are stackable and carts are $149.00 each. 308 chairs would be needed. No objections to the purchase were given. Old chairs will be sold for $5.00 each with any unsold to be taken to a consignment shop. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Kassuba reported that the meeting was held on 4/16/13 at Otsego Lake Township. Ken Mills of SANE was present and gave their annual stats. Phil Alexander presented the Quality of Life survey results with a copy available for review. Tom Kellogg spoke on planning for grants. Dave Duffield will be retiring as City of Gaylord Treasurer after 37 years. Tom Dean presented the Road Commissions winter stats and also spoke on road work planned and funding the Road Commission. Jon Deming is now the director of Emergency Mangement for the county and the State dispatch supervisor is now supervising the County 911 dispatchers. Land Use Services has moved to Hayes Road. The new Undersheriff was introduced. The next meeting will be held on 7/16/13 at Livingston Township. Whitman asked that anyone planning to attend the MTA spring districts let her know as soon as possible. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI April 3, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Pat Coultes, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Tom Serino, Paul Liss, Bernie Matelski, Ron Bush and Jack Deming. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance of certificate of deposits of $66,890.96 and general fund of $202,711.20 for a total of $269,602.18. Motion by Coultes, with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes. Ron Bush thanked the board for allowing him to withdraw some retirement funds for the purchase of his Florida home. He also submitted two quotes for a chainsaw for the cemetery. Public Comment: Jack Deming suggested that an outdoor bulletin board be installed for notices. He also noted that the Fire Department is an important resources but is having some problems Kassuba will try to attend their meeting. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that Land Use Services will be moving to their new location on Hayes Road next week. Georgia Pacific has submitted an application for demolition of their buildings. Recycling information is available at otsegorecycling.org. Prosecutor Rolla gave a presentation on the medical marijuana law changes and a copy is available for review. Cole added the Board of Commissioners did support the property purchase by the DNR in Pigeon River. DNR representatives are to attend a township meeting and urged members to review the House Bills she distributed. She also complimented Commission Liss on his presentation during the purchase debate. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the Board of Review was not busy. Cemetery: Bids from Henski’s and Lappan’s were reviewed for a chainsaw with decision to go with Henski’s. Whitman suggested using Jim Hunawill instead of work camp members for the cemetery clean up which had no objections. Jack Deming suggested planting apple trees with discussion following. Kassuba suggested purchasing a quantity of trees to distribute on a first come, first serve basis. Further research will be done (type of tree, cost, etc.) for a future project. Township Property: Kassuba reported that it will cost $930.00 to replace the flooring in the entry way and trim (Phil’s Floor Covering). This is the same type that is currently there. There were no objections. Bernie Matelski suggested purchasing a keg cooler for the hall. Kassuba also priced runners for the entry way and food lines. Cost is approximately $3000.00. Kassuba will look into this further as well as rental costs for runners. He is also looking into the cost to replace the chairs as they were last purchased in 1989 and several different colors of chairs are in inventory. He also received a request to use a tent during a reception. It will be free standing. Cole questioned if this was for overflow as the hall has a capacity of 300 and additional shouldn’t be housed in a tent. Salvation Army has requested the use of the parking area as a collection site on a Saturday in April which met with no objections. Waste-Transfer: Clean Up Day will be held on 5/4/13 from 9 am – 2 pm. Discussion on Thursday hours with decision to run from 5/23/13 to 9/26/13 this year. Kassuba, Cole and Whitman will work Clean Up Day as well as Chet Borowiak and Jim Hunawill. Work Camp will be contacted for three workers. Fire/Rescue: Coultes asked if the maintenance at the Fire Hall could be done by the township maintenance person. Township maintenance only handles minor repairs such as painting and drains, but Kassuba will ask them on weatherstripping. A maintenance document between the department and Township was suggested. Loshaw suggested that the building be sold to the department for $1.00. Village: Whitman reported that the budgets were adopted at Settlement Night with copies available of the budget and fee schedule. Central Manufacturing has offered the Lincoln Office building to the Village for offices. Resolution approved for the Equipment fund to loan the funds for the new storage building. School: Whitman reported that the bid of $20,500 was accepted for the 17 acres on Alexander Road, accepted an energy grant for $4800 from DTE, Chandler and Corwith waived the summer tax collection fee but Dover, Hudson and Wilmot townships will be charging $2.50 per parcel, Prom to be held 5/18, discussion on free child care before and after school next year and eliminated the K-12 Principal position for next year. Planning Commission: Nothing to report. Roads: Kassuba reported he met with the Road Commission and also spoke to the Livingston Township Supervisor on applying afton stone to Winters Road from the pavement to Berrywine Road. Cost for 1 mile of afton stone is $48,000. Supervisor Brecheisen was favorable to this improvement. Kassuba is also looking into Old Vanderbilt and Whitehouse Trail and brining 20 miles of roads this spring. Total cost is being obtained for the wildlife signs requested by Lucinda Burns. No progress on Pykeschool Road as O’Rourkes are out of contact again. Kassuba is waiting on prices for the Dunham and Lewis road intersections. 2012-13 Budget: Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to transfer $16,000.00 from 101-441-801 to 101-265-930. Roll call vote: Whitman – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes. County Township Officers Assocation Meeting to be held 4/16/13 at Livingston Township. Kassuba informed members to plan on Board Policy work every meeting. Cole encouraged members to read the article on legal expenditures in the MTA magazine. Meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI MARCH 6, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Debbie Whitman and Pat Coultes. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Ron Smith, Bernie Matelski, Jack Deming, Tom Kellogg, Paul Liss, Elizabeth Haus, Tom Serino, Leo Francis, Joy Brasseur and Cathy Heintz. Budget Hearing was opened at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Kassuba who explained that he prepared the proposed budget, which in years past, had been prepared by the board at workshops. A 2% pay increase was put in the budget and the Roads line item was raised significantly. Kassuba is returning $168.00 per month of the Supervisor’s salary to the township. Metro Act line items were created in both revenue and expenditures. Hourly rates of $10.40 and $11.20 were raised $1.00 each. Joy Brasseur declined this hourly increase. Coultes stated he did not like the 2% with Cole concurring. The budget hearing was left open as the regular meeting continued. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balances for February of $66,890.96 in certificate of deposits, $184,857.87 in General Fund for a total of $251,748.83. Motion by Coultes, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes – Coultes, Cole, Kassuba, Whitman. Public Comments: No one offered comments at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the DNR is seeking the commissioners’ support to purchase the Rice tract and Skiba tract and advised he voted against this at their last meeting. He asked how up to date the State is on paying PILT and was advised that they had been paying late at a discounted rate for the last three years and this year Cole received it in full before the roll was turned in. Cole advised that they (the State) do not pay full taxes and personally, was not in favor of this purchase. Other negatives cited was deforestation, road conditions, and lack of wildlife. Liss asked that bullet points of concerns be submitted to him by Tuesday. Zoning/Assessing: Kassuba recommended that the federal income levels be used for Board of Review hardship exceptions. Motion by Cole, with support by Kassuba, to set the poverty income levels the same as the federal poverty guidelines. Motion carried, 4-0. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Township Property: Terrorism coverage discussed. Board decided to decline this coverage. Waste Transfer: Whitman reported that this has been set up with PAC Sanitation for the first Saturday in May and is awaiting the contract. Fire/Rescue: Proposed 2013-14 budget available for review. Wording from the Intergovernmental agreement creating the Authority reviewed with wording saying the member appointed shall be from Corwith Township and did not exclude within the Village. Whitman stated she felt that all 108 square miles of the township should be represented and that the township at large member should come from outside the village limits. Cathy Heintz questioned if there was an issue with her being the member. Kassuba responded that the Fire Board is a legislative body, not hands on day-to-day operation group. Jack Deming suggested that a more mature chief be sought. Village: Whitman reported that the Council approved a 3 year contract with their auditors which included a $200 price increase, approved payment of $150 for the webside and will hold Settlement Night on 3/25/13 at 6:30 p.m. School: Whitman reported that Tim McMillion resigned as boys basketball coach, millage proposal to be on the May ballot, accept $1500 technology grant, accepted bid of $2,110 for school van, rejected all bids received on the 17 acres on Alexander Road, and received letter advising of John Palmer’s retirement at the end of the school year. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that it was suggested that a liaison from the Township and Village Planning Commission attend each other’s meetings with an alternate suggestion of one member being appointed to both. Planning discussed the recreation plan process with a suggested survey to be sent out. Jack Deming commended the Planning Commission and suggested that a “Entering Corwith Township” sign be considered and expressed disapproval of the State purchasing more property for Pigeon River. Roads: Kassuba reported the meeting with the Road Commission will be at 4 p.m. on 3/21/13. He would like to check with Livingston Township on improving Winters Road from the end of the pavement to Berrywine Road. Cost for 1 mile of afton stone is currently $48,500.00. Will also discuss intersections of Thumb Lake Road and the north end of Pyke School Road with the Road Commission. Cathy Heintz asked whose responsibility it was for maintenance at the Fire Hall, such as servicing furnaces, or replacing rubber on doors. She was advised that the department should handle the minor routine maintenance and if it is a major item to approach the Township. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to close the budget hearing at 8:12 p.m. Motion carried, 4-0. Wage increases were deleted from the budget. Line containing Tax over/Under to be deleted from fiscal sheet. NEW BUDGET MOTIONS Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Cole –yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Kassuba – yes. Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Kassuba, seconded by Coultes. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes. Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $451,213.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $227,160.00) and expenditures of $451,213.00, Motion to adopt by Kassuba, seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes - yes, Cole – yes. Fiscal Year 2013-14 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Whitman, seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. 2013-14 Budget: Motion by Cole to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $178.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $48,510.00, sec. Kassuba. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-171-702 @ $8,500.00, 101-171-703 @ $3,315.00 with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $11,815.00, sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Whitman to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $7,195.00, sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Whitman - yes, Kassuba - yes, Cole -yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-209-702 @ $17,316.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $26,551.00, sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman -yes, Cole – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-215-702 @ $15,369.00, 101-215-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $19,784.00, Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. Motion by Coultes to approve line 101-253-702 @ $15,369.00, 101-253-703 @ $3,315.00 and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $19,784.00. Sec. by Whitman. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Coultes to approve line 101-265-702 @ $6,765.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,662.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $87,485.00. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Coultes – yes. Motion by Whitman to approve line 101-276-702 @ $8,787.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,662.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $26,055.00. Sec. by Cole. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-375-702 @ $2,500.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $8,700.00. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba - yes, Whitman - yes. Motion by Cole to approve category 101-536 @ $6,200.00. Sec. by Kassuba. Roll call vote: Coultes –yes, Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Coultes to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $32,954.00, Sec. by Cole. Roll call vote: Kassuba - yes, Coultes - yes, Whitman – yes, Cole – yes. Motion by Cole to approve the General Expenses category @ $156,180.00 including Board of Review wages at $118.00 per full day and $59.25 per half day. Sec. by Coultes. Roll call vote: Coultes - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Kassuba – yes. Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Cole, with support by Coultes to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Dates will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013; Wednesday, May 1, 2013; Wednesday, June 5, 2013; Wednesday, July 3, 2013; Wednesday, August 7, 2013; Wednesday, September 4, 2013; Wednesday, October 2, 2013; Wednesday, November 6, 2013; Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Thursday, January 2, 2014; Wednesday, February 5, 2014; and Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Motion carried, 4-0. Paul Liss reported that individuals may sign up for emergency notification through the Otsego County website. Notifications can be received via phone, email or text. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Pat Coultes. Others present were Paul Liss, Debbi Badgley, Brian Burns, Bernie Matelski, Ron Smith, Al Haus, Elizabeth Haus, Tom Kellogg and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance for January of $66,890.96 in certificate of deposits, $178,615.13 in General Fund for a total of $245,506.09. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law Reports. Roll call vote: Coultes, -yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: Tom Serino asked for the website to be approved for another year. Motion by Cole, with support by Coultes, to support the website at the cost of $150.00 for another year. Motion carried, 5-0. PIE & G Franchise Renewal: Brian Burns advised the board that this is a renewal of the thirty-year franchise that expires in October. They currently have 3 miles of line in Corwith Township for one service. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to adopt Ordinance 2013-1, Ordinance Granting Electric Franchise to Presque Isle Electric and Gas Co-op. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes, Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the State supervisor is now supervising the County emergency dispatchers at a cost savings to the county of approximately $50,000.00. Ice Rink has been built on courthouse lawn. The County is the recipient Chamber of Commerce awards for the Animal Shelter and Groen property. Courthouse security system has been installed. Contract has been settled with the deputies. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba recommended approval of land division 042-015-400-005-00. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to recommend approval for Land Division 042-015-400-005-00. Motion carried, 5-0. Kassuba reported that one of the Board of Review members will be unable to attend two of the March meetings and recommended appointing Jack Deming as the alternate member. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to appoint Diana Weber, Les Howard and Herm Hawn to Board of Review and appoint Jack Deming as the alternate member to Board of Review. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Ron and Ardis Bush have requested a partial distribution from their retirement accounts. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole to allow Ron and Ardis Bush to withdraw partial funds from their retirement account. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Whitman – yes. Hall: Kassuba reported two estimates were received to carpet the hall. Both estimates include disposal of the old carpet. Carpet squares were not recommended. The estimate with vinyl cove is $7575.85 and for carpet trim the estimate is $7,091.00. Two estimates were also received for wall work in the hall. The first estimate will touch up scratches and varnish in the main hall for $1600.00 and in the entry hall for $340.00. Does not include cleaning paneling which will be at $25.00 hour. The second estimate will sand, fill and treat scratches, followed by stain and poly for $2975.00 in the main hall, $700.00 in entry hall and $400.00 in entryway. Discussion followed. It would cost approximately $4300.00 to purchase vinyl sheeting for the back hall plus labor and trim. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Loshaw, to go with the Dipzinski Painting and Wallpapering estimate of $2,975.00 and $700.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman, to approve the $7,091.00 estimate from Phil’s Direct Flooring for carpet. Motion carried, 5-0. The two estimates to extend the width of the stage by 2’ and length by 16’ reviewed. First estimated included tongue and grove on the deck for $1600.00. Second estimate had an OSB deck for $800.00. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to enlarge the stage and accept the bid of $800.00 from Guy Williams. Motion carried, 5-0. While maintenance is away, their son will be taking care of the snow shoveling. Waste Transfer: Tires have been picked up. Fire/Rescue: Coultes reported the new truck is in service. The appointment of the township representative was tabled until the signed Authority paperwork is located. Village: Whitman reported that Jack Deming is checking on the availability of the Lincoln Office building, Chuck Ormsbee hired as fill in Maintenance worker, approved $100.00 to SANE, adopted Social Host Awareness Month resolution, no update from Onaway Credit Union and report that Bay Mills does not anticipate hearing anything further on the casino until May. School: Whitman reported that the budgetary control reports for November and December were approved. Gayle Embree will continue as president, Kevin Badgley as treasurer, Kim Snyder as secretary and Jim Ormsbee as vice president. The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner and dance held in the cafeteria on 2/9/13 from 5 pm – 9 pm. The school board has requested that the summer collection of school taxes be done at no charge. Cole noted that the five days on disbursement included in the contract should be changed to 10 days. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to approve the agreement for collection of summer taxes at no charge with the change to ten days on disbursement. Motion carried, 5-0. Planning Commission: Loshaw reported that bike stands, bathrooms and a reduction in the 50’ setback were discussed. Tom Kellogg’s appointment has expired. John LaFave will be serving as chair, Judi Jarecki vice-chair and Tom Kellogg secretary. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Coultes, to reappoint Tom Kellogg to the Planning Commission. Motion carried, 5-0. The recreation plan needs to be updated. Meetings for 2013 are as follows: March 25, April 29, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28 and November 25. Roads: The meeting with the Road Commission is scheduled for March 21 at 4:00 p.m. The wildlife rehabilitation center on Watson Hill Trail had requested signage to help in locating the facility. Signs have been built and the Road Commission will be installing them. Signs were paid for by the requestor. Calendars: Cole reported that she has her deputy updating the monthly calendars on the Supervisor’s computer but could not print. She was advised that computer prints at the copier. Notary: Cole reported that her notary expired. No objections were voiced to renewing her notary. SANE Agreement: $500 has been requested for two year. Cole would prefer a one year agreement. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman, to approve a one year agreement at $500.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Social Host Awareness Month Resolution: This resolution, proclaiming April as Social Host Awareness Month, was requested by Up North Prevention. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole, to approve the Social Host Awareness Month Resolution. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Coultes – yes, Whitman – yes, Loshaw – yes. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Kassuba reported the following items were discussed: MTA helping Dover Township in their Treetops Tribunal but the County of Otsego has denied any financial help, 768 complaints were handled by the Sheriff Department (7 deputies who are off road by 3 a.m.), Matt Maldore appointed Undersheriff, Jon Deming acting as 911 Director and will be doing some computer updating. Also working with ham radio operators as backup should 911 system go down. Also discussed shelter staffing, and Milbocker Road truck traffic. Next meeting to be held on 4/16/13 at Livingston Township. Cole reported on the Helping Michigan’s Hardest-Hit Homeowners program. This program has been awarded $498.6 million to assist in payment of taxes and house payments. Application can be found online. Public computers are also available in the courthouse across from the Treasurer’s Office. Meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m. Debbie Whitman

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JANUARY 2, 2013

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Tom Serino, Ron Smith, Darrol Miller, Bernie Matelski, Paul Liss and Roberta Tholl. “That has” was changed to “there are” in the last sentence under the Hall category in the December minutes. Motion by Whitman, with support by Coultes, to approve the minutes, pay bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: Coultes – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: No comments were offered. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Village has expressed interest in letting recycling use the lot next to their new storage building. New courthouse security will have the east and west doors with card access only. Resolutions honoring Jim McBride and Jack Deming for their years of service were passed by the Board of Commissioners. Lee Olsen will be the Chair of the Board of Commissioners and Ken Boardman will be vice-chair. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported he is working on the roll. He recommended that the current Board of Review members be reappointed. Motion by Cole, with support by Loshaw, to appoint Herman Hawn, Les Howard and Diana Weber to Board of Review. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Many trees and limbs down in cemetery from last storm. Township Property: Snow removal proposal from North Excavating and Asphalting to extend contract through 2015-16 season for $2,250 per year reviewed. Depth of 4” fine at transfer site but should be 3” at hall. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Whitman, to accept the proposal as changed. Motion carried, 4-1 (Cole voted no). Kassuba reported that the electrical work is almost finished. He also talked to three contractors on the walls in the hall. None recommended taking the paneling off, but that it could be sanded down and refinished. Loshaw suggested a wallboard that is easy to maintain and will bring in a sample. No prices were obtained on floor covering yet. A carpet/tile combination or the use of carpet squares were both suggested. Kassuba will check these out. He also received a request for the use of the hall for a community production and the requesters are willing to add on to the stage. No objections were voiced. A galvanized panel gate is at the well site that is not needed. He has an offer of $50 for the gate. Board had no objection to selling this. Waste Transfer site: Check needs to be done to determine if tires have been removed. Fire/Rescue: Cole reported that that Fire Department had requested she open the hall as a shelter during the last storm. Without a generator, really can’t be considered to be a shelter, just a warming center. The information on what we have available in these instances should be gotten out to the public. Kassuba can check with the electrician when he is here on what wattage is needed for the hall should a generator be considered. Coultes reported that the department has advertised for a Fire Board member to represent the department. Village: Whitman reported that Awaken Credit Union is looking at the bank building. School: Whitman reported that the custodial maintenance contract was reviewed as well as the school secretary contract. Graduation will be held on 6/2/13 at 1 p.m. The 3 boiler bid was awarded to J & P Heating. The Priority School Reform plan was approved. Another millage attempt will be on the May ballot. Planning Commission: Meeting to be held on 1/28/13, Roads: Road Commissioner Roberta Tholl reported that their budget has been approved and is increased due to road work. They have hired a driver but currently have 14 routes and 13 drivers. Tom Loshaw reported that he talked to Mr. O’Rourke on Pykeschool Road. Mr. O’Rourke feels it will cost over $20,000 and told him to put it for bid and that he was confident he would be a successful bidder. Kassuba is waiting to here back from Tom Deans on the cost of limestone, signs and intersection work. Quarterly Report: Report distributed with no action required. Schedule Budget Workshop: Kassuba reported that he is going to put a preliminary budget together for the Board’s review. Board Policy: Sections 3 and 4 of the policy were reviewed and amended. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 DECEMBER 7, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Pat Coultes, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Vern Kassuba and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Bernie Matelski, Joy Brasseur, Tom Serino, Paul Liss, Ed Posgate, Ann Marie Deeter, Fred Gorny and Leo Francis. The following corrections were made to the November minutes: the total of the General Fund was corrected to $224,062.00 and over was changed to oven in the Hall report. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing a balance in certificates of deposit of $66804.20, general fund of $164,540.83 for a total of $231,345.03. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes with corrections, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Coultes – yes, Kassuba – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: No one addressed the Board at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss presented a framed resolution from the Otsego County Board of Commissioners to Fred Gorny recognizing his service to Corwith Township and his outstanding contribution to the community. A map of possible recycling locations in Corwith Township was also provided. A 25’x40’ site is being sought to hold the four dumpsters. Single stream recycling is being looked at. It will be March or April before the site is utilized. If a site is found, contact Paul Liss or John Burt. Assessing/Zoning: Board of Review will be held at 7:00 p,m, on 12/10/12. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: North Excavating has offered to extend his snow removal contract to three years at the same price. Whitman will contact him for a written proposal. Kassuba reported that North Excavating comp coverage will be expiring on 12/10/12 but has been assured by his agent that it will be renewed. Louie’s Equipment had suggested to Kassuba that a new convection oven be purchased not used. For a mid range oven from Louie’s, price would be $3,170 which includes delivery, installation and removal of old oven. Cost from Detroit was $2,570 plus $150.00 for shopping. This does not include installation or unloading. A price of $3,123.75 was found online but this does not include installation either. Kassuba was told to go with Louie’s. Two quotes for canister lighting were obtained. The first is for 36 canisters in five zones for $4,500.00. The second contractor worked through a lighting engineer who suggested 60 canisters in 6 zones (this includes some in the hallway by the bathrooms) for $4,750.00. Concensus was to go with the 60 canisters. Kassuba reported that has THERE ARE concerns with the carpeting in the rental hall as they are having problems with stains. He will look at this. Waste Transfer: Whitman reported that PAC Sanitation will remove the tires for the same price as charged in May but there may be a $15.00 fuel surcharge. Fire/Rescue: Kassuba recommended Pat Coultes represent the township board at the Fire and Rescue Authority Board. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Cole, to appoint Pat Coultes to the Fire and Rescue Authority Board. Motion carried, 5-0. Village: Meeting not held until next week. School: Meeting to be held next week also. Planning Commission: Tom Loshaw volunteered to replace Fred Gorny on the Planning Commission. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Whitman, to appoint Tom Loshaw to the Township Planning Commission. Motion carried, 5-0. Cole reported that block grants and fire fighter safety grants were available on the MTA website. Roads: Tom Loshaw reported that he had a conference call with Tom Deans, Jeff O’Rourke and Joe Tomaski on Pykeschool Road with possibility of having road go around the hill instead of cutting the hill down. Kassuba spoke to Tom Deans on cost of brining roads in the spring and also the cost of afton stone on some of the local roads. He may also contact Livingston Township for cost sharing afton stone on Winters Road from the pavement to Berrywine Road. Unsold Foreclosed Properties: Property available in Corwith Township is one parcel in Blackbear. Board chose not to persue this property. Tax Tribunal Refund: Cole reported that a refund has been ordered by the Tax Tribunal on a 2012 tax and now interest has to be paid. She requested a budget amendment to create a line item in Tax Collection to accommodate this as well as a policy written. Discussion followed. As Tax Collection is not a budgeted fund, Cole can create the line item. Motion by Kassuba, with support by Loshaw, to write a $200.00 petty cash check to Tax Collection. Roll call vote: Kassuba – yes, Loshaw – yes, Coultes – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. Kassuba informed the Board that work would be done on the Board Policy after the next meeting. A working agenda will also be on the table throughout the month for any additions or deletions to the agenda. He asked that any changes to the agenda be initialed by the member making the change. Both trustees will now have keys to the office. County Township Officers Association Meeting: The following topics were discussed at the November meeting: fundraiser at Airport for Friendship Shelter, tax tribunals, 2013 Wings over Gaylord and having only quarterly meetings of the County Township Association. Next meeting to be held on 1/15/13 in Elmira. Cole will work on finding a yearly calendar. Kassuba is looking for individuals interested in forming a group to provide positive support in the community. Interested individuals should submit their electronic contact information as information will be distributed electronically. Meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI NOVEMBER 7, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw had advised the Clerk that he would be absent. Supervisor Andy Noeske also absent and Fred Gorny chaired the meeting in his absence. Others present were Ron Smith, Vern Kassuba, Tom Serino, Paul Liss, Joy Brasseur, Ann Marie Deeter, Bernie Matelski, Tom Kellogg and Judi Jarecki Cole read the Treasurer's Report showing a balance in certificate of deposits of $66,804.20 and in General Fund $157,257.80 for a total of $224,062.00. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Gorny - yes, Whitman - yes. Public Comments: Paul Liss commented on different addressed created in the village on renumbering done by Equalization and effect on QVF. He instructed the Clerk send a list of the registration address changes to the County Clerk. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that contract negotiations will be starting for the deputies, audit will be started and the Gaylord Middle School will be hosting a celebration for the veterans. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that he is in the process of working on some assessments. The special assessment report has been sent in. Supervisor's Report: Supervisor was not present. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Kassuba reported that the key pad on the four burner kitchen stove has went bad and is a little over $400 to replace. He suggested looking at a different type of convection over oven or a new stove (convection preferred). He is also looking at replacing the chairs and would like to price out recessed lighting zones with a dimmer. Miscellaneous items were purchased at Gordon Foods for the kitchen. He suggested that a hand mixer and stand mixer be purchased for the kitchen. He will check with Louie’s in Cheboygan for the mixers and convection oven for pricing. Cole suggested that the new kitchen items be engraved with our name. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that the tires still need to be emptied. Whitman will call Upper Lakes. Fire/Rescue: Letter received from Fire Board requesting assistance in defraying cost of equipping and renovation #402 was acknowledged. Whitman reported that Ed Posgate, chair of Fire Board, had asked that the letter be acknowledged but no action taken. Village: Whitman reported that Ordinance 2012-3 was amended and adopted, request from Fire Board acknowledged and looked at again next month, ground broken on new storage building but no additional funds to be paid until material is on site. School: Whitman reported that annual audit report was given and current budget was amended. District should be out of deficit in 2013-14. MASB will be supplying the district with updated to their policies at no charge, bullying policy adopted, best practice incentive resolution adopted. Work done in gym locker rooms and public restrooms was approved. Planning: Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to recommend Judi Jarecki to the County Planning Commission. Motion carried, 3-0. Update on County Planning Commission given. Tom Kellogg reported that it is time to update the township recreational plan. A community Christmas party is being planned with the Village Planning Commission, possibly in conjunction with open mic night on 12/20/12 or holding the school program at the hall. Follow up will be done. Kassuba suggested organizing something like open mic night for the youth. Tom Kellogg will talk to John LaFave about this. Roads: Nothing reported. Prescription Discount Cards Update: Whitman reported that in the past 12 months, 100 people have used the card. Cardholder savings has amounted to $3,830.00. Corwith Township has received $632.50 from use of the card. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 OCTOBER 3, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:02 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole and Debbie Whitman. In the absence of Supervisor Andy Noeske, Whitman asked for a volunteer to chair the meeting. Trustee Tom Loshaw volunteered with no objections from other board members. Others present were Ron Smith, Bernie Matelski, Jackie Skinner, Tom Kellogg, Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss, Joe Allen, Paul Repasky, Jack Deming, Annmarie Deeter, Tom Serino, Lori Bush, Kelly Zimbicki, Melinda Neff, Roberta Tholl, Donna Thompson and Tom Deans. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposits of $66,512.58, general fund of $169,525.96 for a total of $236,038.54. Motion by Gorny, with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law Reports. Roll call vote: Gorny – yes, Whitman – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes. Public Comments: Ron Smith announced that the Mackinaw Center is hosting a meeting at Marsh Ridge on 10/15/12 from 6 pm – 8 pm to explain the ballot proposals. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that both the jail and animal shelter are full. A 20 foot Christmas tree donated by Joe Switalski has been planted on the courthouse lawn. He also provided a handout explaining the ballot proposal from Community Mental Health. He was accompanied by personnel from the Road Commission as promised. Assessing/Zoning: Land Division 042-023-300-020-00 was presented and recommended for approval by Assessor Kassuba as it meets all criteria. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to approve Land Division 042-023-300-020-00. Motion carried, 4-0. Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor not present. Cemetery: Whitman reported the new sign has been installed and may wait until spring to finish landscaping around it. The first burial in Evergreen Meadow was held. She also explained the forthcoming payment on the Shaffer lot and the need to split the deed. No objection was given by the board members. Hall: Two bids for snow removal were received. North Excavating and Asphalt bid $2250.00. OEI bid $2500.00 with stipulations on payment. Discussion followed as North Excavating did not include proof of insurance. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to accept bid from North Excavating and Asphalt in the amount of $2,250.00 for snow removal for the 2012-13 season. Motion carried, 3-1 (Cole voted no). Jackie Skinner, Otsego County Library, reported that they had received a national grant for a community read and requested the use of the hall to show “Great Gatsby” on 10/25/12 at 7:00 pm. The grant will also provide copies of the book (both written and oral). Two book talks will be held as well as an art contest with $500.00 in prizes to be given. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to allow the library use of the hall on 10/25/12. Motion carried, 4-0. Cole gave an update on the McMullen swap property. A 1925 indenture was found listing Marjorie Storm as Marjorie Hixsom. Title Check found the same document. Mr. Storm is not Marjorie’s son. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that the Community Church requested to use one of the old four year dumpsters during their Eat for Heat dinners. The Board had no objections to this use. Fire/Rescue: No report as Noeske not present. Village: Whitman reported that the Council appointed Bernie Matelski to the Planning Commission, donated their old copier to Otsego County Nonprofit Housing Board, approved a Purchasing Policy, and are making Donavon Street one way in front of the school. School: Whitman reported that the milk bid was awarded, hired an Art Teacher and English Teacher, ratified the teacher and support staff contracts, approved handbooks and reconfigured student pickup and drop off after a discussion on ADA compliancy in the front parking lot. Tom Serino reported the student count is at 122. Planning Commission: Gorny reported the next meeting will be held on 10/29/12. Roads: Road Commissioners, Tom Deans and Paul Repasky of Wade Trim were all present. An engineering study was done on Pykeschool Road. There has been difficulty in communicating with the land owner adjourning the right of way so all engineering has been figured with the 66 foot right of way. Plan A, B and C were presented but no plans meets the sight distance requirement. Plan B and C require retaining walls. Plan A estimated cost is and B is $101,396. Plan C was not recommended. Discussion followed. Tom Loshaw will contact Doug O’Rourke to see if he will meet with the Township and Road Commission. Quarterly Report: No action required. Jack Deming suggested putting welcome signs on all side roads. He also suggested landscaping the building and recapping the parking lot. Also suggested sending a letter to Bay Mills on opening the casino. He believes the township and village should make sure turnout gear is obtained for the Fire Department. Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Vern Kassuba, Bernie Matelski, Ron Smith, Joy Brasseur, Kris Powell, Kelly Zimbicki, Lori Bush, Paul Liss, John LaFave, Clayton Boone, Ann Marie Deeter, Leo Francis and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance of certificates of deposit at $66,512.58, general fund at $158,091.25 for a total of $24,603.82 as of 8/31/2012. Motion by Gorny, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Storm Property: This property is the property involved in the McMullen swap. Storms were not present. Noeske reported a call is in to the attorney on this. Cole reported on her conversation with Mr. Storm who claims to be Marjorie Storm’s son as well as her conversations with Marty at Otsego County Abstract and Title Check. A Rod Anderson has also come forward claiming to be Olive Brown’s son. Anderson and Storm will have to prove their relationship to the property owners. Kassuba reported on his conversation with Rod Anderson and also how the property was acquired. He doesn’t believe the current inquiries are owners of deed. Public Comment: Tom Serino asked for the township’s support for the 29th annual Area Guide. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to approve the ad in the Area Guide for $150.00. Motion carried, 4-1 (Loshaw voted no). Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the jail and animal shelter are both full. The County is working on their 2013 budget. The Groen Preserve is up and running. Language was approved for the recycling millage for the November ballot. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the 4029 has been completed and signed. Two land divisions are in process. One appears to be a lot line adjustment and the original deed was not included in the other. He contacted attorney Robert Kerska for assistance in the tribunal filing on Treetops. Cemetery: Whitman reported on the sign prices she was able to obtain for the cemetery sign. Clayton Boone was present to explain his quote of $2,327.00 for the 35 square foot dimensional sign which includes the posts and installation. A price of $120.00 per square foot was quoted by Signs by Design but a written quote was not submitted. Whitman had also contacted Michigan State Industries who make sandblasted wood signs but a firm price could not be obtained without submitting a design. A sign of comparable size was estimated at $3,000.00. Whitman also reported that she would like to remove the stone planting wall and replace this with planters. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to accept the sign proposal from Clayton Boone for $2,327.00. Motion carried, 5-0. A payment of fifty percent will be made to start the project. The civil war stone rededication was reported on. Hall: Kassuba reported that a payment of 50% of the duct work quote has to be made to start the job. This is included in the bills. A 20 qt. and 30 qt. kettle are missing from a rental. If not returned, cost to be taken from deposit. Snow removal bid notice to be run for two weeks in Our Home Town and the Herald Times. Bids to be received by 7:00 p.m. on 10/3/2012. Waste Transfer: Thursday hours are done for the season. Tire trailer needs to be emptied. Noeske will take care of this. Fire/Rescue: Noeske presented the July minutes and read the Treasurer’s Report showing a balance for July of $80,801.22. EMS and fire runs were reviewed. A pumper was found and is now at the department. A tanker was also obtained from the DNR but needs some work. Village: Whitman reported on the storage building issues, resignation of Brian Munson from the Planning Commission, approved leasing new copier, adopted Sale of Asset policy and request from Billye Thatcher to hold summer concerts at the park in 2013. School: Whitman reported that the member appointed by the district for the county planning commission was not needed, bid for top soil/much was awarded to Precision Lawn Care, a special education/PE teacher was hired, the Food Service bid was awarded to Math Investments and the labor costs for the in-school renovations were approved. Planning Commission: Gorny reported that the next meeting will be held on 10/29/12. Roads: Gorny reported that the estimated obtained by Wade Trim for Pykeschool Road was $100,000.00. Another estimated was requested. Paul Liss will follow up on this. County Township Officers Association meeting to be held at Corwith Township on 9/18/12 at 6:00 p.m. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 AUGUST 1, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Brendan Curran, Hugh Noeske, Ron Smith, Jim Fisher, Kristine Powell, Bernie Matelski, John LaFave, Paul Liss, Ann Marie Deeter and Tom Serino. Treasurers Report given by Cole showing a balance in certificates of deposit of $66,512.58, general fund of $172,142.52 for a total of $238,655.10. A correct June report was also presented. Motion by Gorny, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurers Report. Roll call vote: Gorny – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: John LaFave wished everyone good luck in next week’s election. Brendan Curran, candidate for county prosecutor, introduced himself as well as giving a brief background history on himself. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported resolution were passed honoring Rudi Edel, Joe Duff and the Diocese of Gaylord. Groen property dedication to be held at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow. A dog park is being looked at on fairground property. No costs are known yet. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that Board of Review has been finished. There are no land divisions in zoning right now. Supervisors Report: Noeske reported on the County Township Association meeting. New county multipliers were given. Kassuba explained this further. Disaster kits were discussed and Noeske received a list of items and where to purchase them. Whitman added that a presentation was given by First Federal of Northern Michigan on their new type of account that could be used by the township and the proposed access road running between the Lowes area and Home Depot. Station 6 will also be replacing 3 rigs. Cemetery: Noeske read the letter from Gayle Embree on the condition of the sign. A quote was received from Clayton Boone two years ago on replacing this sign. Whitman will check on updating this quote as well as contacting Sign by Design and Joe’s Signs. Composite signs were also discussed. Noeske will contacts masons on repairing the stone work. The civil war stone rededication will be held on 8/18/12 at 11:00 am. Noeske will see if some fire departments members can attend. Hall: Kassuba reported that the back ceiling is in and any damaged tiles have been replaced. This has now created a hot spot above the ceiling which does not help the air conditioning situation. Two return ducts cold be put in the egg crates in the ceiling but Tom Forman has advised now that the unit is not big enough. Kassuba will get additional opinions on the situation. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Jim Hunawill will be working for Chet this Thursday. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that the department is still shopping for truck. June minutes were made available. Treasurer’s Report read showing balance of $91,389.13. Fire report reviewed. EMS report reviewed. Whitman questioned Noeske on the request for $10,000 that he presented from Fire Board last month. Noeske then stated the request came from a conversation he had with Don Posgate and that it was not discussed with the rest of the fire board members. Village: Meeting not held until next week. School: Whitman reported that Paul Cafuk’s contract was extended for one year, accepted Jennie Hill and Emily Westphal’s resignation, accepted the high bid of $1000 for the cub cadet tractor, accepted the bid from Reith Riley of $26,250 for parking lot improvements and appointed Kim Snyder to serve as Vanderbilt School’s representative to the Otsego County Planning Commission. Planning Commission: Gorny reported that due to the weather, Music in the Park was shut down at 7:30 p.m. Balance of pop and water was donated to the Fire Department. Next planning meeting will be held on 10/29/12. Roads: Noeske reported he is still waiting to here on Wade Trims work on Pykeschool Road. County Planning and Zoning Agreement: Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman, to approve the Planning and Zoning 2013 – 2014 agreement. Motion carried, 5-0. Corwith Township will hold the 9/18/12 County Township Association meeting. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JULY 5, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Vern Kassuba, Paul Sopsitch, Tom Serino, Paul Liss, Joy Brasseur, John LaFave, Ann Marie Deeter and Mike Czykoski. Cole read the Treasurer's Report showing a balance in certificate of deposits of $66,208.94 and in General Fund $183,593.51 for a total of $249,802.45. Motion by Gorny, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. Public Comments: No comments were offered. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the airshow was a success and came out in the black. The Groen property dedication will be at 1:00 p.m. on August 2, 2012 with a rain date of August 3. He also reported that the Bay Mills tribe argued against the injunction that closed the casino in May. It will take 3 months to get the ruling from the court but Bay Mills felt confident in their argument. Should the ruling come in their favor, their next step will be to the Governor. Tom Serino asked where the recycling issue stood. Commissioner Liss reported that a recycling committee is being set up. It appears townships with some type of waste management already present are not in favor of this millage. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that he is in the process of converting his files over to his new computer. Supervisor's Report: Whitman read the resolution to change the Board of Review meeting date from July 17, 2012 to July 18, 2012. Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman, to adopt the Resolution to Set an Alternate Date for the July Board of Review. Roll call vote: yes - Cole, Whitman, Loshaw, Noeske, Gorny. Cemetery: Whitman reported that Ron was able to straighten the fence bent by the elk. Hall: Kassuba reported that the ceiling work was started. He was going to ask the board about a podium in the place of the removed drinking fountain but it was installed before he could ask. No objection was voiced by a board member. Items missing from rentals have been replaced. Tom Serino requested to use the hall for a backup location for the Memorial Service on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day in 2013. No objections were voiced. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Thursdays are doing okay. Fire/Rescue: Village: Whitman reported that the village attorney was present for questions on the sale of the property off Sheridan Street and advised the council that nothing was done wrong, approved use of the park for a 4th of July picnic, passed ordinance to convey village property to Tom Serino, approved surveying property at the corner of Elm and Garfield Streets for the placement of their storage building and approved putting no parking signs on the northeast corner of Main and Mill Streets. School: Whitman reported that Stuart Clarks resignation (retirement) was accepted, Karen Matelski's resignation as accepted, the Internet Safety Policy was adopted, approved a leave of absence for Theresa Mathias, approved the use of the school buses for the Labor Day Bridge Walk, hired Justin Cherry as the Social Studies Teacher and Leanne Falconer as the English teacher, amended the 2011-12 budget and adopted the 2012-13 budget, approved bidding to resurface the parking lot and hired Wilma Littleton as the Science teacher. Planning: Gorny reported that it was a short meeting as only three members were present. Music in the Park will be on 7/14/12. Roads: Noeske reported that Tom Deans is working on the engineering of Pykeschool Road. NEMCOG Resolution: The County Board of Commissioners are working on their own resolution instead of the supplied resolution. Ron Smith offered information on house bills that he had obtained with discussion following. No action was taken on the motion. Quarterly Report: No action necessary. County Planning and Zoning Agreement: Distributed agreement to be reviewed and brought back to the August meeting. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Corwith is scheduled to host the 7/17/12 meeting but Cole had heard that Dover will be hosting. Whitman will check on this. Historical Society: Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to approve paying $100 to the Historical Society. Motion carried, 5-0. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 JUNE 6, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Joy Brasseur, Ron Smith, Maureen Derenzy, Bernie Matelski, Vern Kassuba, Jeff Ratcliffe, Lt. Mills, Greg Tobias and Tom Serino. Cole requested the May minutes be amended in the following way: Under Cemetery, replace "written by Marilyn Cole and Cathy Heintz" to "filed by Cathy Heintz". Treasurer's Report was given by Cole showing a balance for the month of May of certificates of deposit $66,208.94, general fund $220,747.55 for a total of $286,956.49. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes with the change, pay bills including MTA dues with legal defense fund and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Gorny - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. SANE: Lt. Mills explained the coverage area and staffing of the Straits Area Narcotic Enforcement unit. Monetary contributions are down but inkind contributions are up. Biggest costs for the task force are personnel, vehicles, communications, utilities and drug buying money. He asked for the township's support in funding the task force. Stats for 2011 were given as well as some education on bath salts and synthetic marijuana. Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman, to give $500.00 to SANE. Motion carried, 5-0. Library: Maureen Derenzy gave an update on the Merit network line and asked permission to put the lateral line in across the parking lot to the library on Monday and on Tuesday to do the inside wiring work. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to give approval for the Merit line to be run across the parking lot to the building and to do the inside work on the following day. Motion carried, 5-0. It may be possible for the Fire Department to utilize this internet through wireless but will not know for sure until installation is complete. Public Comment: No comments were offered. Economic Alliance Funding: Jeff Ratcliffe explained his current funding and the need for the increase to $750 from the previous $450. Fund balance has been depleted and he needs $58,000 - $60,000 to keep things going. The City of Gaylord has approved $10000 plus a services agreement and the County wll be addressing this in August. All but three townships have approved funding. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve $750 for the Economic Alliance. Motion carried, 5-0. Agreement will be supplied with the invoice. Fire/Rescue: Bids received for the fire hall remodeling were opened and are as follows: Kassuba Builders LLC $33,000.00 (Permits not included); Greg Tobias Builders $32,900.00 (Permits included); Siwecki Construction $46,216.00 with an optional addition of 4" of insulation in the ceiling for an additional $1,300.00. Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman, to accept Greg Tobias Builders LLC bid of $32,900.00 for work on the fire hall with proof of insurance coverage and builders license. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Noeske - yes, Gorny - yes. Noeske reported on the last Fire Board meeting. Treasurer's Report was read and minutes were available for review. April runs were reviewed. Using the Township hall as a shelter was discussed as the apartment fire happened at night and a shelter would have been a great thing to have. Chester Township has stocked supplies and purchased a cabinet for approximately $2500.00. Items stocked were pillows, blankets, food, diapers, 2 lawn chair recliners, water and mats. Use of cots vs. mats discussed. Army surplus in Cadillac was mentioned as an option of where to get supplies. Follow up will be done on this. Noeske reported Mike Czykoski resigned as Chief. Dave Cadaret is serving as interim Chief and Kassie Matelski as assistant EMS Coordinator. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss was not present but Whitman gave his report on the following: new airport sign constructed, old Animal Control building has been demolished as well as the building at 100 Livingston Blvd. The Groen property is scheduled to open on 7/14/12. Airshow will be held on June 15 -17, 2012. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that some lengthy street addresses obtained from the county have to be hand entered. He is getting ready to turn the roll over to Cole. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Kassuba received two estimates for the ballasts and hardware for the lights in the hall from the office back. One estimate calls for 48 fixtures at $3400.00 and the other only 44 fixtures for $2960.00. He was instructed to get who will be available to due the work. Two proposals were received for insulating the hall ceiling. Siwecki Construction bid $5,174 plus up to 50 additional wire ties at $7.00 each (R38). An option of R49 was given at $6,900.00. Guy Williams bid $5,800.00 for $30 or 38 with additional wire ties included. Kassuba was instructed to go with the lowest proposal. Kassuba reported that there was a delay in maintenance turning in some extra hours and reimbursement request from some hall repairs done when CMH was renting the hall. CMH will not be charged for the repairs. The two extra lawn mowers in the shed can be taken to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Bev Shuster has requested use of the hall for a benefit dinner for Brenda Coultes for the end of June. Rent will not be charged but a refundable deposit shall be made as well as some to take responsibility for the hall. Billye Thatcher requested use of the hall and parking lot for the harvest festival next October. This was approved. Village: Whitman reported that the Major and Local Street Fund budgets were adjusted to accommodate the road work to be done this summer. The village property between Sheridan and Forestview streets was sold to Tom Serino (high bidder). School: Whitman reported Superintendent Palmer's contract was renewed, Karen Matelski was hired as the high school English teacher and the Athletic Director's resignation was accepted. Planning: Next meeting to be held on 6/25/12. Roads: Noeske reported the Road Commission would like the township to pay 75% of the $3500 engineering bill from Wade Trim for Pykeschool Road. Discussion followed. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to pay 475% of the $3,500 engineering bill. Motion carried, 5-0. Software/Phone: Cole requested updated software (Microsoft office and Quickbooks) to work with her Windows 7. She priced online and an electronic transfer would be necessary to purchase from these places. No objections were made by the Board. She also needs to replace her phone and and was instructed to get one for $250 or less. NEMCOG Resolution Request: Resolution request concerning the DNR Trust Fund was tabled until July to allow for additional information to be obtained from the link concerning what the trust fund may be used for that will be supplied by Ron Smith. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 9:06 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 MAY 2, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Andy Noeske, Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Cathy Heintz, Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Ron Bush, Ardis Bush, Tom Serino, Vern Kassuba, Kelly Zimbicki, John LaFave, Cyndi Dudley, Tom Kellogg, Ann Marie Deeter, John Brink, Leo Francis and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer's Report given by Cole showing balances for May 1, 2012 of $66,192.70 in certificates of deposit and $221,642.90 in general fund for a total of $287,836.69. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's Report. Roll call vote: YES - Loshaw, Gorny, Cole, Noeske and Whitman. Public Comments: No one offered comments at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Animal Shelter open house will be held on 5/4/12 and the Airport open house will be held on 5/19/12. A computer, printer and office space was given to the Veterans' Trust. CMH is back occupying the first floor of their building after the flooding, ground floor to be finished in two weeks. The State is tentatively looking at building a state complex building on the property behind the 9-1-1 building. The recycling committee is now looking at asking for a county wide millage of .25 mills. The ballot wording has not yet been approved. Commissioner Liss was asked how he would vote on this wording and indicated he will follow his constituents wishes. He also indicated that a public hearing is not planned on this issure. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the L4626 report has been completed. He also complied with a FOIA request from a court on poverty exemptions for the last three years. He is working on some tribunal cases. He purchased a computer for under $500.00. Supervisors Report: Noeske presented the bid spec sheet for fire hall repairs. Items to be added to the sheet are to remove and replace facia and soffets and add wall insulation. Valerie Handy, USDA grants, will be over on 5/18/12 at 10 a.m. to discuss grants/loans for the fire department. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the civil war stone has been invited and an invitation has been extended to attend the dedication on 8;/18/12. Ron Bush thanked the Board for getting him help in getting Section A cleaned up. Cole reported that she received a written complaint. Ron requested to stay in open session. Cole read the complaint FILED by Cathy Heintz concerning an alleged gesture made by Ardis Bush and conversation occurring after that. Ardis explained that she had waved Cathy on and when asked if she was a Village employee, had responded no, as she is a township employee. Ron had asked Cathy to leave the cemetery, excercising the right as sexton. No action was taken on this at this time. Hall: Kassuba reported that CMH had asked to remain renting the hall until 5/11/12. CMH has been billed for March rentals. The plumber will be in after CMH leaves. The auto closure on the mens bathroom door is bent but should be able to be straightened. Kassuba is seeking prices to insulate the hall ceiling before summer. Waste Transfer: Clean Up Day to be held this Saturday. Noeske will not be able to be present. A rental sign could not be obtained and he had asked the owner of the sign at Jo-lynn's to post the Clean Up Day information but it didn't happen. The ad on Clean Up Day was run in the Marketplace and Our Home Town. Fire/Rescue: Noeske provided minutes, Treasurer's Report and budget status report from the last meeting. March/April runs reviewed. Narrow banding will be put in in August. Village: Council does not meet until next week. School: Whitman reported that the Senior Trip and Prom were approved, the resignation of June Heintz from the school board was accepted, Kim Snyder was appointed to this position, sinking fund millage wording was approved, Michelle Kihn's and Patti Kenyon's contracts were approved, pickup and van were sold to the highest bidders and granted tenure to Kelly Long. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that Marilyn Cole had suggested expanding the waste transfer site to a year round drop off site with a compactor and also building a pavilion on the property belonging to the DNR. Both ideas will be explored with the Village. Proposed changes to Article 14 and Article 18 of the county Zoning Ordinance were reviewed. No reservations were noted and no recommendations were made. Music in the Park will be held on 7/14/2012. Roads: Noeske reported that he met with the Road Commission twice on Pykeschool Road. Wade Trim is now looking at cutting one curve and hill and doing it within the right-of-way. Economic Alliance: Request received to increase our current payment from $450 to $750. This was tabled for more information. Sane Funding: Invoice received requesting payment of $500. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, that before making a decision, would like the SANE rep to attend a meeting. Motion carried, 5-0. Tax Foreclosure Properties: Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to waive second right of refusal for the 2009 foreclosed properties. Commissioner Liss asked for show of hands on who is in favor of the recycling proposal. Of 17 people in attendance, 2 were in favor. Cole asked when the cemetery and hall information would be on the county website. Whitman informed her she is waiting on pictures from Kassuba. Cole also could not find 2012 meeting tapes. She was informed that these are on the shelf in the vault and that dates are written inside the cases and that 2011 tapes are now being taped over. With no further action to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 APRIL 4, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:01 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Fred Gorny. Others present were Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Gordon McMullen, Shannon Merritt, Roberta Tholl, Joy Brasseur, Pat Coultes, Tom Serino, Vern Kassuba, Cathy Heintz, John LaFave, Ann Marie Deeter, Jack Deming, Billye Thatcher (arrived at 7:05 p.m.). Loshaw requested that the sentence in paragraph 5, second page of the 3/7/12 minutes concerning supervisor wage be stricken from the minutes. Treasurer's Report given by Cole. Balances for March are certificate of deposit $65,894.35, General Fund $214,632.41 for a total of $280,526.76. These numbers are subject to change as the fiscal year gets closed out. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes with the correction, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes - Gorny, Noeske, Loshaw, Cole, Whitman. Public Comments: Tom Serino commented on the supervisor wage increase percentage. AFLAC: Cathy Heintz and Shannon Merritt were present from AFLAC. Due to lack of interest as a group, any employees interested in this insurance can contact Cathy direct. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss distributed an overview on the recycling program and FAQ's. Free paper shredding will be done at Crossroads on 5/5/12. Also at the time, the Gaylord DPW will be accepting electronic equipment for recycling. The commissioners approved purchasing a computer for the Veteran Trust office. They also contracted with the Friendship Shelter to house homeless Otsego County residents for $2000.00. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that Board of Review was not busy. He requested to replace his assessing laptop for an expenditure of $650 or less. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, that Vern Kassuba has approval for purchasing of a new laptop for township assessing up to $650.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Supervisor's Report: Noeske reported that he met with the Road Commission and talked of straightening the curve on Pykeschool road for now. Tom Deans is now out until Monday but the Road Commissioners will meet next week. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the cemetery is now open and two burials have already been done. On 8/18/12, a rededication of a civil war vet's stone will be held. There will be large audience for the true to period rededication which is in Section A. Ron has asked for some jail help in getting the cemetery ready for this event. No objections were voiced concerning the help. Hall: Kassuba reported that the current stack will not work with a tankless hot water heater. Discussion on replacing the drinking fountain vs. plugging off the back hall fountain. Code will be checked before eliminating back fountain. Bid to replace hot water heater, gas valves is $3,385.00. Bid to replace hot water heater, gas valves and replace fountain is $3,800.00. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to accept the bid of 3,800.00 for a new hot water heater, gas valves and fountain repairs. Motion carried, 5-0. The full time rental of the hall is still ongoing until 5/11/12. There were toilet problems and a plumber was in today. Telephone problem has been fixed. Back room has been used for storage of CMH articles to work around week end rentals. Waste-Transfer: Clean Up Day discussed. Flyers will be put in stores. Use of large signs discussed. Tires limited to one pick up load. Workers and refreshments arranged. Two work camp workers will be obtained in addition to staff and township board members. Fire/Rescue: Treasurer Reports and minutes provided by Noeske. Budget status report was also presented. EMS and fire runs for February were reviewed. Noeske is putting together a bid package for fire hall repairs and should have the package completed by next month. Village: Whitman reported three nuisance complaints were received, budgets for the general fund, local street fund, major street fund and equipment fund were approved and the Medical Marijuana ordinance was passed. School: Whitman reported that 2 new buses will be leased, district is in search of a high school English/Spanish teacher and high school science teacher, and the NHS and Student Council are planning a community picnic. Summer Tax Collection Agreement received from the school. Whitman proposed that if the board could not do this for free, to only charge .45 cents per parcel to cover the postage. Loshaw offered to pay for the postage himself. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to collect Vanderbilt School summer taxes at no charge for this year. Motion carried, 5-0. Planning Commission: Gorny reported the next meeting is 4/30/12. Roads: Commissioner Roberta Tholl reported the Road Commission is only doing 22 miles of seal coat this year. Eight of the nine townships have met with the Road Commission this year. Ten hour days will be starting on 4/30/12. Discussion on who determines speed limits was held. Quarterly Report: No action required, with numbers subject to change as year closes out. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING & BUDGET HEARING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI MARCH 7, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Debbie Whitman, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron Smith, Jackie Smith, John LaFave, Lori LaFave, Tom Serino, Paul Sopsitch, Ann Marie Deeter, Paul Liss, Vern Kassuba and Leo Francis. Motion by Gorny, with support by Whitman, to open the budget hearing at 7:02 p.m. Roll call vote: Yes - Gorny, Loshaw, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. Questions on the budget will be addressed as asked. Treasurer's Report given by Cole. For February, certificate of deposit balance was $65,894.35, General Fund balance was $215,240.31 for a total of $281134.66. Three typographical errors were noted in the February minutes (paragraph 1 and 4). Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes (2 sets) as corrected, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Yes - Gorny, Noeske, Cole, Whitman, Loshaw. Public Comments: No one offered comments at this time. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Animal Control sign is now up. The recycling committee will be presenting ballot wording to the townships and village for recycling. Each municipality has the option to place this on the ballot. Ballot wording for millages for the Animal Control, EMS and Bus System has been approved by the commissioners. Phase 1 work at the Groen property will be starting. This will be funding by the Groen Trust. The VFW gained approval to install inscribed bricks at the War Memorial. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the assessment roll is $81,337,000 this year and was $82,759,350 last year. The taxable this year is $64,489,398 this year and was $64,327,601 last year. Supervisor: Noeske will contact Maureen Derenzy for further information on the Merit internet. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Kassuba reported that the cage fight event was well attended. Had little damage. They plan on booking another date (another no alcohol event). Maintenance has requested a professional vacuum. Cost to purchase the vacuum requested is $529.00. Kassuba has completed the credit application for ABC Warehouse. Motion by Whitman, With support by Loshaw, to purchase a new vacuum for maintenance for $529.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Due to the storm, hall parking lot was not plowed until Saturday afternoon on the weekend rental of 3/3/12. Discussion followed. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to refund $100.00 of the rent collected for the 3/3/12 weekend rental. Motion carried, 5-0. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that the transfer site was closed on 3/3/12 due to the storm. Fire/Resue: Noeske provided two months of Treasurer Reports and the budget status report for review. Fire and EMS runs for December and January were reviewed. The 2012-13 proposed budget was presented for review. Village: Whitman reported on the February and March meetings. Topics included shop students working on Gateway to Pigeon River - Sturgeon Valley Road sign, report from Jeff Ratcliffe on rejection of grant app by MEDC, passage of medical marijuana ordinance and Settlement night to be held on 3/26/12. School: Whitman reported on the term extension of some board members due to the change in the school election date, accepted the donation of a 2005 van from the ESD, leased two 2013 Bluebird buses for three years, and accepted the bid from Math Investments for bus driver labor for the 2012-13 school year. Planning Commission: Next planning meeting is 4/30/12. A letter requesting an extension for the review of the proposed amendment to Sec. 18.25 of Article 18 will be sent. Roads: Noeske and Gorny met with the Road Commission on 2/21/12. Bay Mills has a list of roads they want to help improve. Pykeschool Road was discussed. The Road commission is still waiting to get in touch with Doug O'Rourke. They will look at the curve at the top of the first hill. Noeske did mention the intersection of Jewell and Old 27 to the Road Commission. Ron Smith commented on the Trustee per diem in the proposed budget. It was explained that the per meeting rate is $178.00 with enough in the line item to cover the 12 monthly meeting and some specials should they occur. He also had a partial wage scale for townships in this county and noted that our Supervisor wage is low. Paul Sopsitch asked for a comparison in line items from last year. Cole reviewed the increases in the line items. Loshaw felt that the increase to the Supervisor wage was ridiculous as everyone else was a 3% increase and that wage was increased 37%. STRICKEN FROM RECORD BY ORDER OF ASSEMBLY 4/4/2012 DW Noeske reported that the wage was increased to equalize. Leo Francis questioned how mutual aid worked and was informed on how it worked. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to close the budget hearing at 7:48 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0. Cole reported that AFLAC forms were available if anyone is interested. Three enrollees are needed for payroll deductions. If no one is interested, the forms will be returned. She also reported that her computer needs replacement as her hard drive is full. A Dell with a 500 gig harddrive and 8 gig memory has been found for $939.00 plus shipping. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to purchase Treasurer Cole a new computer for $939.00 plus shipping. Motion carried, 5-0. NEW BUDGET MOTIONS Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Gorny. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Loshaw - no, Gorny - yes, Whitman - yes, Noeske - yes. Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Noeske, seconded by Gorny. Roll call vote: Noeske - yes, Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes. Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Gorny, seconded by Noeske. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $402,720.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $188,862.00) and expenditures of $402,720, Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Gorny. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes, Gorny - yes, Cole - yes., Fiscal Year 2012-13 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Gorny, seconded by Noeske. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole -yes, Noeske -yes. 2012-13 Budget: Motion by Noeske to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $178.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $47,510.00, sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Cole - yes, Noeske -yes, Gorny - yes, Loshaw - no, Whitman -yes. Motion by Gorny to approve line 101-171-702 @ $8,500.00, with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $8,500.00, sec. Noeske. Roll call vote: Noeske - yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes. Motion by Whitman to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $6,910.00, sec. Gorny. Roll call vote: Whitman - yes, Noeske - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Gorny - yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-209-702 @ $17,316.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $25,482.00, sec. Noeske. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes. Motion by Noeske to approve line 101-215-702 @ $15,369.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $19,413.00, Sec. Gorny. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Gorny - yes, Whitman -yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes., Motion by Gorny to approve line 101-253-702 @ $15,369.00, and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $19,413.00. Sec. Noeske. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. Motion by Whitman to approve line 101-265-702 @ $6,765.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,662.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $85,257.00. Sec. Gorny. Roll call vote: Noeske - yes, Cole - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw - yes, Gorny -yes. Motion by Noeske to approve line 101-276-702 @ $8,784.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,662.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $22,981.00. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Gorny - yes, Whitman -yes. Motion by Cole to approve line 101-375-702 @ $3,000.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $33,230.00. Sec. Gorny Roll call vote: Gorny -yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes, Loshaw -yes. Motion by Noeske to approve category 101-536 @ $6,200.00. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Noeske - yes, Cole - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman - yes. Motion by Gorny to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $37,814.00, Sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Noeske - yes, Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes. Motion by Noeske to approve the General Expenses category @ $90,010.00 including Board of Review wages at $118.00 per full day and $59.25 per half day. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Whitman - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Loshaw - yes. Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Dates will be Wednesday, April 4, 2021; Wednesday, May 2, 2012; Wednesday, June 6, 2012; Thursday, July 5, 2012; Wednesday, August 1, 2012; Wednesday, September 5, 2012; Wednesday, October 3, 2012; Wednesday, November 7, 2012; Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Wednesday, January 2, 2013; Wednesday, February 6, 2013; and Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Motion carried, 5-0. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI FEBRUARY 1, 2012

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Paul Liss, Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Cathy Heintz, Shannon Merritt, Joy Brasseur, Vern Kassuba, John and Lori LaFave and Tom Serino. Whitman reported that the minutes should note that the correction that was made at the January meeting to the minutes of the December meeting concerning the office hours of the Treasurer contained information that was not stated at the December meeting. Treasurer’s Report given by M. Cole. For the month of January, balance of certificates of deposit was $65,894.35, balance of general fund was $200,402.85 for a total of $266,297.20. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes – Gorny, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. Public Comments: Tom Serino asked if this fund balance would be the largest carryover. AFLAC: Cathy Heintz and Shannon Merritt offered ALFAC insurance to board members and township employees. An accident indemnity quote was provided but other insurances are available. A brief history of the company, as well as claim turn around was given. They asked that if three or more township members decide to do a policy, if payroll deduction could be started. Information provided will be reviewed and if a larger presentation is required, Cathy will be notified. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Animal Shelter is up and running. Commissioners passed a call out policy for Animal Control. Yearly stats for the Bus System were reported. The Bus System, Commission on Aging and EMS are working on coordinating transportation for patients to get to critical appointments during adverse weather situations. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba is continuing work on the assessment roll. Land Division 041-035-200-005-03 was presented. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to recommend approval of land division 041-035-200-005-03. Motion carried, 3-0. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske reported that Chester Township’s emergency action plan was received. This is a plan that was recommended to be done during ICS 300-400 training. This will be discussed at the workshop later this month. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Kassuba reported that the hall has been rented on 2/25/12 for cage fights. A hold harmless clause has been obtained and will be added as an attachment to the contract. Details, as known, were given by Kassuba on the planned event. Waste Transfer: PAC Sanitation proposal for Clean Up Day reviewed. Clean Up Day will be held on 5/5/2012. Proposal submitted for 25 yd compactors @ $780.00 each; metal dumpsters @ $100.00 each, 17” tires and smaller @ $2.75 each; 18” and larger tires @ $5.00 each and tractor tires @ $25.00 each. Freon removal will be checked. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to accept the proposal from PAC Sanitation to do Clean Up Day. Motion carried, 4-0. Fire/Rescue: Prior to Cathy Heintz leaving the meeting, Noeske had asked if she was to be resigning or remaining on Fire Board. She informed the board that she had talked issues with Noeske and will continue on to see if any forward movement on these issues is made and would then decide if remaining or resigning. Noeske reported that Fire Board did not meet in January but will meet in February. School: Whitman reported that the board approved the maternity leave for Chelsea Copenhaver, approved plans for a Senior Trip and will seek bids for the lease of new buses and privatization of busing. Village: Council will not meet until next week. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that budget request for $8,700.00 for 2012-13 has been submitted. Music in the Park will be held on 7/14/2012. Kassuba will have the sound system set up but will be unable to attend. Planning Commission officers will be Judy Jarecki – Chair; John LaFave – Vice-Chair and Tom Kellogg – Secretary. Update given on MEDC app, letter from thanks from Village on the 12/15/11 event, and update on Housing Committee activities. Scheduled meetings for 2012-13 are April 30, 2012; June 25, 2012; October 29, 2012 and January 28, 2013. Roads: Noeske will be scheduling a meeting with the Road Commission. Recess taken from 7:48 p.m. – 7:51 p.m. Budget Workshop: A budget workshop will be held on 2/20/12 at 6:30 p.m. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JANUARY 4, 2012

Meeting opened at 7:01 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw and Andy Noeske, Others present were Paul Liss, Ron Smith, Tom Serino, Vern Kassuba, and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer's Report given by Cole. For the month of December, certificate of deposit balance was $65,517.17, General Fund balance was $175,573.24 for a total of $241,090.41. Cole wanted the following added to the December minutes: Treasurer hours are printed on tax bills and will be posted on the door - Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes with amendments, approve bills and acknowledge the Treasurer's Report. Roll call vote: Loshaw - yes, Gorny - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that three contract negotiations have been completed, board opposition to HB 5125 and 5126 and completed the county administrator's evaluation. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that Board of Review was held with a few corrections made, PRE audit report has been turned into the State and he is working on ratios. Public Comment: Tom Serino asked the township to pay towards the website he maintains. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to pay $150.00 for the township website that Tom keeps. Motion carried, 3-2 (Loshaw and Whitman voted no). Supervisor's Report: Noeske reported that Board of Review members need to be appointed and recommended keeping the same members. Motion by Whitman, with support by Noeske, to reappoint Diana Webber, Herm Hawn and Les Howard to Board of Review. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Kassuba reported that the garbage bags have been exchanged and ice melt and cleaning supplies stocked. New spot remover did well on the carpets. Three lights will be installed on the south side of the building. Noeske reported that North Excavating has offered to extend their snow removal contract for two additional years at the same price. Discussion followed. This will be reconsidered when it comes time for snow removal contracts. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Noeske provided minutes for the October meeting and the November and December Treasurer's Report. No meeting will be held in January. Fire and EMS runs for November and October were reviewed. Request received from Fire and Rescue Authority Board to replace the at large township member. Poor attendance at meeting was cited. Discussion followed. Noeske will ask for her resignation. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, that upon receiving Cathy Heintz's resignation from the Fire and Rescue Authority Board, the township will immediately post to replace the member at large. Motion carried, 5-0. Village: Whitman reported that comments had been received to hold the Christmas celebration earlier in December. School: Whitman reported that the resignation of the English/Spanish teacher was accepted, grant award of $500 from Exxon/Blarney Castle received and bullying policy in place to meet State standards. Planning Commission: Gorny reported that the Christmas tree lighting went well. The Fire Department was thanked for the assistance in providing a safe crossing of Old 27 for the children. Musicians were also thanked for job well done. Next meeting will be held on 1/30/12. Roads: Nothing to report. Quarterly Report: No action necessary. Schedule Budget Workshop: Workshop to be held on 1/25/12 at 6:30 p.m. With nothing further to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI DECEMBER 7, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:01 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Ron Smith, Vern Kassuba, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss and Bernie Matelski. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $65,517.17, general fund of $161,404.26 for a total of $226,921.43. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes , bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law Report. Roll call vote: yes – Gorny, Cole, Loshaw, Noeske, Whitman. Public Comment: No comments were offered. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Truth in Taxation hearing was held and the budget adopted by the County for 2012. Three contract negotiations are in process. Phil Curtis was recognized by resolution of the Commissioners. Three new buses were received by the Bus System, but upon delivery two were undriveable. The Bus System participated in the Shop with a Cop program. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that Board of Review will be held on December 13. Supervisor’s Report: Nothing to report. Cemetery: Nothing to report as cemetery is closed for the season. Hall: Kassuba reported that supplies are in from KSS. Benchmark will be contacted to see if they will take back the case of oversized garbage bags. Light fixture for the north side of the building has been purchased and will be installed. Looking for paint match for bathroom and partition paint so touch up can be done. Noeske talked with Dale of OC Excavating. He is supposed to supply proof of comp coverage. The Fire Department is willing to plow until a contract can be done. Discussion followed on contacting OC's insurer to verify coverage and if no coverage, to go with the next lowest bidder for snow removal which was North Excavating. Recess taken from 7:17 p.m. - 7:23 p.m. During the recess, Noeske contacted Roger Spreeman of North Excavating who verified that his bid price was still good. Motion by Noeske, with support by Loshaw, that if OC Excavating is not complying with insurance requirements as of tomorrow, snow removal bid will be awarded to the next lowest bidder. Motion carried, 5-0. Waste Transfer: No report given. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that a November meeting was not held. Check received from Consumers Energy for $1,400.00 (two runs) and a check for $2,200.00 was received from the work comp audit. An extra valve was sold to Elmira Township. The Fire Board will meet next Monday. Village: Whitman reported that CDBG funds will not be available until fall of 2012, Jack Deming and Harley Ward were appointed to the Planning Commission, final draft of the marijuana ordinance sent to the attorney for review and Ed Posgate is meeting with Bay Mills on Tuesday. School: Whitman reported that the 2011-12 budget was approved and the Deficit Elimination plan was presented, art teacher and health/PE/Special Education teacher hired, summer tax resolution adopted and reassessing cooperative sports with Wolverine. Planning Commission: Tree lighting at Memorial Park on 12/15/11 at 6 p.m. Gorny invited everyone to attend. Gorny supplying cookies, Village Council will supply hot chocolate. Township will supply 10 dozen cookies and coffee. Roads: Complaint received from Claudia Rowland on answering machine. Whitman requested that, for the courtesy of the taxpayers, something be posted on when they can pay their taxes in person. Discussion followed. COLE ADDED THAT HER HOURS ARE PRINTED ON THE TAX BILLS AND WILL POST TUESDAY 9 AM – 1 PM ON THE DOOR. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI NOVEMBER 2, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Ron Smith, Vern Kassuba, Tom Serino, John LaFave, John Burt, Joy Brasseur and Paul Sopsitch. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing balance in certificate of deposit of $65,517.17, general fund of $155,358.46 for a total of $220,875.63. Gorny suggested that Marilyn Cole’s name be noted in the minutes as giving the Treasurer’s Report. Cole wanted the October minutes amended under the Hall category to say “if” misfiled when referring to the snow removal bids. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes with corrections, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: yes – Gorny, Cole, Loshaw, Noeske, Whitman. Public Comment: Paul Sopsitch asked if the township has had dealings with NEMCOG with discussion following. John LaFave reported that the Otsego County Housing Committee received $175,000.00 for emergency home repairs for the next fiscal year. Report from County Commissioner: As Commissioner Liss was not present, County Administrator John Burt reported that the Animal Control building is anticipated to be finished by 12/23/11. He also reported on the plans for the Groen property in Johannesburg and that a sidewalk has been installed from the pavilion area to the main entrance. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that he has finished a tribunal case and is working on another. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske reported that the computer board that was installed at the water well may now be the problem. Lights at the Fire Hall have been changed to high efficiency lights. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the fall clean up is being completed. A portion of the fence has been dented, possibly from elk. Hall: Kassuba reported that he is checking with KSS as a new supplier of janitorial supplies. Maintenance has requested new mops and lids for the indoor garbage cans. Towel dispensers will be replaced with roll towels. Waste Transfer: No report given. Fire/Rescue: Noeske made available the minutes, Treasurer’s Report and budget status report. The Fire Board has opted to meet every other month unless a meeting becomes necessary on the off month. In light of this, there will not be a November meeting. EMS and fire runs for September were reviewed. Village: Meeting to be held next week. School: Whitman reported that the audit report for 2010-11 was given by auditor Tom Zick, resignations were accepted from two teachers, custodial service was outsourced with snow removal included in the winning bid. This will provide a substantial savings to the district. With the State’s assistance, water testing costs were reduced. Planning Commission: Gorny reported that the Village Planning Commission has asked for assistance with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and caroling. Festivities are planned for 12/16/11 with refreshments and caroling after the lighting. They have requested to use the hall for the refreshments and caroling. Kassuba reported that the hall is not available on 12/16/11 but is available on 12/17/11. He then suggested that it be held on 12/15/11, which is open mic night. The board did not have any problem with the hall being used for this purpose. Gorny also reported that the dumpster document had been sent back to County Planning for further review. Cole suggested that the township and Village of Vanderbilt could look into obtaining the DNR property located behind the hall on Cheboygan Street with discussion following. Roads: No report was given. Prescription Discount Cards: Further discussion was held on this proposal from last month. Motion by Gorny, with support by Loshaw, to sign the agreement with Jacqueline R. Kosloskey DBA Cause RX. Motion carried, 5-0. County Township Officers Association Meeting: Whitman reported that Mike Thompson gave a presentation on winter preparedness, Patricia Osborn reported on the progress of the ten year assessment for the Soil Conservation District, $500 was contributed to the Quality of Life in Otsego County survey and Tom Deans reported that seal coating of local roads is $15,000.00 per mile. Kassuba reported that he had received a call from Theresa Mathias for use of the hall for the high school prom on 5/12/2012. The board approved of use of the hall free of charge for this purpose with the stipulation that indoor painting is not allowed. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 OCTOBER 5, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Paul Liss, Ron O'Rourke, Lori and John LaFave, Bernie Matelski, Roger Spreeman, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur and Deputy Matt Muladore. Treasurer's Report given BY M. COLE showing balance in certificates of deposit for the month of September of $65,219.30 and general fund of $164,296.98 for a total of $229,516.28. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. Public Comment: John Lafave, who sits on the Otsego County Housing Commission, reported that money is available for projects. He also spoke on the changes that will be coming to the program, which will concentrate funding to neighborhoods, opposed to individuals. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the building at 300 Livingston Boulevard has been demolished. The county web site is under construction and should be completed by Thanksgiving. The Animal Control building is on schedule. He also reported on court video conferencing and the completion of the Cross Street building remodeling. Dispatch negotiations have been completed. Low bid for the new salt storage building was $806,000.00. He also reported that if a municipality opts out, a county wide referendum cannot be held on recycling - he will keep the board informed on this. Zoning/Assessing: Assessor Kassuba reported that he is working on combining some parcels and a tax tribunal case with Burnside Apartments. Supervisor's Report: Noeske reported that he is working with Bridgeway on the well as the transducer that is 10 feet down in the well needs to be changed. Noeske and Marilyn Cole have completed ICS 300, with ICS 400 to start tomorrow. Cemetery: Whitman reported all artificial flowers are to be removed from the cemetery by October 22. The board had no problem with Nelson Funeral Home transferring ownership of Plat C, Lot 198 B to Thaddeus Edwards if they choose to do so. Hall: The first snow removal bid was opened, that of North Excavating and asphalt for $2,500.00 with free sanding. Cole questioned when bid was received and was advised that it was received that day as the Supervisor and Clerk had solicited bids that day as no bids were in the agenda file that day. Two bids, that of Alpine Landscape and O'Rourke Snowplowing were found in the paid bill file after additional bids were already solicited. The deputy treasurer informed the board that IF THEY WERE MISFILED, she had misfiled them. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, that due to the confusion, we will open all bids submitted for the meeting. Motion carried, 3-1 (Cole voted no). Additional bids opened as follows: Village Market (Dave Embree) - $2,500.00, Alpine Landscape - $4,250.00, O'Rourke Snowplowing - $2,550.00 and OC Excavating - $2,450.00 (includes sanding, salting and entry clearing). Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to accept the lowest bid, that of OC Excavating at $2,450.00 with proof of workers comp coverage. Motion carried, 3-1 (Cole voted no). Kassuba reported that Northern Management has booked numerous days through April. He will be grouping these together under one hall rental agreement and Lynn will hold the key throughout this time. A new lawnmower has been purchased and a Sears charge card obtained. When price checking on the outdoor lights he found that they were more expensive at the second store. He was advised by the county that a licensed contractor was not needed to change the fixtures. Maintenance is willing to work with him on changing these. He also spoke with the lighting specialist at Advance for recommendations. He will also going to try to eliminate using rock salt and go with ice melt for the winter. Waste Transfer: Noeske took 104 tires in today from the site. Porta-john to be removed at the same time as the cemtery's. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that he has not yet gotten the variance from the Village for the 6 foot fence. He read the Treasurer's report and had minutes available from the previous meeting for review. In August, there was 1 EMS run in the village, 2 in the township and three with no license available. There was one fire run in August. Noeske is now a member of the department, and has passed the National Registry test as an emergency medical responder. Village: Whitman reported that the Village gave the Fire Board $700.00, adopted Ordinance 4 of 2011 and 5 of 2011, had the Clerk and Treasurer trade positions, swore in new members and made appointments to code enforcement, zoning administrator, street administrator, parks and rec, pro-tem, Fire Board, planning liason, school liason, and planning commission. School: Whitman reported on donations received, approval of transportation agreement with Otsego County Bus System, acceptance of milk bid, seeking bids for custodial work and ratification of the teacher and support staff contracts. Planning Commission: Next meeting to be held on 10/31/11. Roads: Noeske reported that the Road Commission is filling the cracks on Old 27. Tom Dean did contact Doug O'Rourke and they are planning on meeting the next time he is in town. Prescription Drug Card: Whitman explained the discount drug card program and distributed the information she received from Bill Kosloskey from CauseRx. This information will be reviewed and placed on next month's agenda. Quarterly Report: No action necessary. Cole reported that she had found tax payments on her desk after September 14th. Kassuba informed her that he had found them slid under the door and had placed them on her desk. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Debbie Whitman CorwithTownship Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI SEPTEMBER 7, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Andy Noeske, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Fred Gorny and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Vern Kassuba, Tom Serino, Ron Smith, Tom Kellogg, Jan Kellogg and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer’s Report given showing balance in certificates of deposit of $65,219.30 and general fund of $149,015.40 for a total of $214,234.70. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Jeff Ratcliffe: Jeff informed the board that the MEDC would be opening up another rounds of grants for the streetscape – Trail Head restroom project that was not funded in the last round. The Village will have a DDA in place next week which was an area that was lacking in the last round. Pre-applications will be accepted by the MEDC until 10/21/11 and Jeff asked if the township would be willing to participate again with an increase in the funds pledged to $30,000.00. Tom Kellogg reported that he had spoken with the DNRE and they are looking at putting another letter of commitment together. Jeff reviewed the project submitted last year and will be asking the Village to contribute $200,000.00 toward the project. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny to pledge $30,000.00 toward the Village of Vanderbilt CDBG streetscape grant. Motion carried, 5-0. Public Comment: Jan Kellogg asked if it was known if any emergency services would be interested in tower space as Gaslight Media is looking at broadband internet service to Song of the Morning. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss was not present. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba anticipates a land division to be forthcoming as he has helped the applicants with the application. The L4029 will be forthcoming for signatures. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske asked opinion of putting up guard rail between the fire department and Village Market. Discussion followed with the suggestion that a higher fence would be a better option. Village zoning will be checked. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Kassuba reported that Maintenance has asked for different products to clean with as well as air fresheners (try to accommodate those with allergies). Kassuba will be upgrading the pushmower as they are cheaper now. He asked the board for thoughts on upgrading the paper towel dispensers to something more economical which met with approval. Outside lighting discussed. The orange sodium lights are not staying on all the time and do not provide adequate lighting. He priced similar replacement fixtures at $850.00 for four and deflecting fixtures at $984.00 for four. He will check further and will contact an electrician for recommendations on fixtures. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that the tire trailer can only hold 3 or 4 more tires. Thursday hours are now done. Fire Rescue: Noeske reported that he did not attend the last meeting as he was in MFR class and will be taking the National Registry test tomorrow. Fire Board will be meeting on 9/13/11 instead of 9/12/11. Village: Whitman reported that the Village meeting will be held on 9/12/11. The Village election will be held on 9/13/11. School: Whitman reported that the district has looked at outsourcing food service but found it was not economical but will have changes to the existing program. Custodial services were also looked into and outsourcing of this service will be on the 9/14/11 agenda. The deficit elimination plan is now a four year plan instead of a two year plan due to loss of revenue due to student count. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the MEDC grant was discussed at their last meeting. Music in the Park will now be held annually on the second Saturday of July. They also discussed County Planning activities, community activities and the planned overpass work. Recycling hasn’t been presented to the Planning Commission yet. Jim Conway’s trail news email was reviewed. Roads: No confirmation on any progress on Pykeschool Road at this time. Whitman asked that all vault key holders double check locking of the vault. Snow Removal Bids: Bids to be in for the October meeting. Notice of bid will run for two weeks in both the Herald Times and Our Home Town. Proof of insurance to be supplied with bid. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:49 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI AUGUST 3, 2011

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance followed the call to order. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske, Tom Loshaw and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Ron Smith, Paul Liss, Joy Brasseur, George Plummer, Vern Kassuba and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given showing balances for the month of July as $65,219.20 in certificates of deposit, $153,786.50 in General Fund for a total of $219,005.80. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Gorny – yes, Noeske – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. Tom Serino – Area Guide: Tom asked the township for the annual ad support of $150.00. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to approve $150.00 for the Area Guide. Motion carried, 4-1 (Loshaw voted no). Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that approximately a $1,200.00 profit was realized from the airshow, animal shelter is 4 -5 weeks ahead of schedule – January 1 opening anticipated. He also reported on the proposal from the recycling committee of $20-25 charge per household to fund the program, but it would be up to each community in the county to charge their residents/taxpayers this amount. They propose 5 drop sites in the county, which will be unmanned and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Discussion followed. Concensus of board is that the township supports recycling but not the program being presented. Commissioner Liss reported that he spoke with Roberta Tholl, OCRC commissioner on Pykeschool Road. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the Board of Review was held in July. He is finishing his recertification classes. Some PRE’s are being denied and he is working with residents on this. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske spoke with Roberta Tholl also on Pykeschool Road. She confirmed what the Road Commission has said of needing more property to upgrade the north section. He also reported that they are considering closing that road in the winter. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the gravel has been brought in for the road washout problems. Hall: Noeske reported that he no longer has time to do the Hall Administrator job but would cover until someone takes over. Vern Kassuba offered to take over the position on a trial basis. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, that Vern Kassuba fill the Hall Administrator position. Motion carried, 5-0. Waste Transfer: Painting is complete. Hours open ad will be discontinued. Chet had suggested changing the week day hours to Wednesday. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported there were 12 EMS runs and 7 fire runs during June. MFR class starts tomorrow night and continues for three nights per week during the month of August. He has not met with Lee’s Alpine Fence yet. Village: Whitman reported that a DDA hearing was held and the purpose for forming a DDA, nepotism policy, marijuana policy extension, September 13 village election, and zoning permits for accommodating health issues (ie. Wheel chair ramps, etc). School: Whitman reported that Gayle Embree is now president of the school board, Jim Ormsbee vice-president, June Heintz secretary and Kevin Badgley treasurer. The board also extending the technology director’s contract for 1 year, has state looking at cutting the water testing charges and VAS recipient of federal grant for staff development. VAS will also be advertising on TV 9 & 10 and WKLT and it’s sister stations. Planning Commission: Gorny reported on Music in the Park. It was suggested that an annual date be set. It will be the weekend after the July 4th weekend. Next meeting to be held on 8/29/11. Roads: Pykeschool Road was further discussed. Website: Cole reported that her email address is missing on the website. Whitman reported that the changes were made but are no longer there and is not able to access that page of the site. She will follow up on it. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JULY 6, 2011

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman, Andy Noeske and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Ron Smith, Jackie Smith and Vern Kassuba. Treasurers Report given with balances for the month of June of $64,923.24 in certificates of deposit and $147,141.41 in general fund for a total of $212,064.75. Motion by Gorny, with support by Loshaw, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: yes – Gorny, Loshaw, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. Gary Wagner – Liquor license local approval: Mr. Wagner was not present. Public Comment: No one addressed the Board. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Air Show was a success. The Animal Control building is on schedule. A resolution was passed allowing the Road Commission to bond for a salt storage building and storage tank. Barrels found on the Central Dispatch property have been disposed of. A resolution honoring Ron Chavey on his retirement from the Salvation Army was adopted. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that he may have a land division for next month’s meeting. Form 4626 has been turned in. Board of Review will be held on 7/19/11 at 5:30 p.m. An extension has been requested for the Michigan Fire Protection form. Supervisor: Noeske reported that Bridgeway had to come to the well site, as the transducer is not working properly. Wire is being replaced first. If this doesn’t cure the problem, the well will have to be pulled. Cemetery: Whitman reported that there are some washout areas on the hill and will try gravel in this area. Hall: Red Cross has requested to use the hall for a blood drive, co-sponsored by H & H Tube and Vanderbilt School, on 8/2/11. Motion by Whitman, with support by Noeske, to allow the Red Cross use of the hall on August 2, 2011 at no charge. Motion carried, 5-0. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Thursdays have been slow. An ad with the transfer sites hours will be placed in the paper. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that the Fire Board is working on an amendment to the fire charges ordinance. Fire hall has some maintenance issues such as lights not working in north bay and rotten siding. Noeske is getting prices for repairs. Runs for April and May were reported on. Fence quote for repair of fence at the fire hall was reviewed. Noeske would like to meet with Lee first as he feels some materials might be able to be reused. Village: Whitman reported that a public hearing on forming a DDA will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 12, 2011 at the Village Hall. Park use was approved for the Pigeon River Baptist Church vacation bible school. A back to school bash to also being planned by the Baptist Church. Resignations were accepted from Karen Matelski and Bernie Matelski. Budget was amended. Authorization was given for the Otsego County Treasurer to collect the delinquent taxes. School: Whitman reported that the 2010-11 budget was amended and the 2011-12 budget was approved. Gayle Embree was appointed Vice-President and Kevin Badgley was appointed Treasurer. Michelle Kihn will be filling the recreated principal position. Old band instruments were sold. Amanda Spreeman was hired as the 9th grade class sponsor. Dover Township tax collection charge was approved. Roads: Noeske reported that the Road Commission feels that nothing can be done with Pykeschool Road with the narrow right of way that this there. They will attempt to contact Doug O’Rourke again. Discussion followed. Cross road signs have been requested. Planning Commission: Music in the Park will be held on Saturday. Historical Society: Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to approve $100.00 for the Otsego County Historical Society as requested. Motion carried, 5-0. Merit Network: Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to authorize the supervisor to sign the application on the Metro Act permit for Merit Network. Motion carried, 5-0. Quarterly Report: No action necessary. Liquor License approval; Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to adopt the resolution transferring the license from Wolf Den Inc. to Bayview Loan Servicing. Roll call vote: Whitman – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – no, Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to adopt the resolution transferring the license from Bayview Loan Servicing to G & M Enterprises II Inc. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Gorny – yes, Whitman – yes, Noeske – no, Loshaw – yes. Commissioner Liss offered to discuss the Pykeschool Road issue with Road Commission Roberta Tholl. The offer was acceptable to the Board. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JUNE 1, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Marilyn Cole, Tom Loshaw, Fred Gorny, Debbie Whitman and Andy Noeske. Others present were Paul Liss, Ron Smith, George Plummer, Vern Kassuba, Jim Fischer, Billye Thatcher, Ray Thatcher, and Tom Serino. Treasurer’s Report given. For the month of May, balance in certificates of deposit was $64,923.34 and in General Fund $162,094.56 for a total of $227,017.90. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: Gorny – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Billye Thatcher – Fall Festival: Mrs. Thatcher reported that a group has begun making plans for a one day tractor show with a parade and pumpkin festival, planned for 10/1/11. Plans include music in the park, vendors, children’s area with crafts, contests, carving demonstration, farmers market, marshal arts demonstration, caricature artist, petting zoo, awards and a dinner dance. The group would like the use of the hall. They are hoping to secure a one time sponsorship to cover the costs of the festival. Board members had no objection to using the hall at no charge but asked that the hall be monitored throughout the day. Public Comments: No one addressed the Board. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported on demolition progress on Building 100 and 300 and remodeling at Cross Street building. Old Bus System building has been removed. Animal Control groundbreaking is 6/7/11 at 11 a.m. Barrels on old DNR property contained grease – nothing detrimental in the soil. The Administrative office has taken over the issuing of passports. With the passage of Senate Bill 7, governments are only responsible for 80% of an employees health care cost. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that industrial, real and personal reports have been sent to the state. Name and address update has been given to the Treasurer. Two tribunal cases will be forthcoming. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske reported that he received a call from the DNR with another offer to lease the Pigeon Bridge and Round Lake campgrounds. Closure of these campgrounds has been tabled until after the NRC meeting on 6/9/11. Consensus of the board members was not to lease. Noeske was contacted by Mark Walsh who owns property adjacent to the hydrant area. He would like the fence replaced. Discussion followed. Whitman will contact Lee’s Alpine Fence. Cemetery: Request received to buy back the south ½ of Plat D, Lot 397 owned by Arlene Schneider. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to buy back the south ½ of Lot 397, Plat D for $150.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Hall: Noeske reported that there are many rentals. Waste-Transfer: Clean Up Day reported on. Thursday hour sign is up and the main sign needs to be repainted. Trim on transfer site shed needs to be repainted. Jim Hunawill is willing to do the work. Noeske will pick up paint for the shed and for the signs. Fire/Rescue: No May meeting due to lack of quorum. Village: Village meeting not held until next week. School: Whitman reported that the Board accepted resignation from members Amy Cunningham and Gayle Embree, opened bids for custodial, food service and transportation services, granted tenure to Adam Respecki, approved the Superintendent and Business Manager contracts, approved tax collection contract with Corwith. Chandler Township agreed to collect at no charge. Next board meeting to be held on Thursday, June 2. Planning Commission: Gorny reported that Music in the Park will be from 5 pm – 9 pm on July 9. If it rains, it will be held in the school gym. Next planning meeting will be held on 6/27/11. Roads: Nothing to report. Brief discussion on township website and what it could contain. Kassuba also reported that the May open mic night was the largest they have had with 23 people performing and 40 audience members. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 4, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Trustee Tom Loshaw was absent. Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Kellogg, George Plummer, Joy Brasseur, Jim Fischer and Tom Serino (arrived at 7:25 p.m.). Treasurer’s Report given. For the month of April, balances were as follows: certificates of deposit - $64,923.34, General Fund - $160, 396.04 for a total of $225,319.38. Motion by Gorny, with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report and Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Gorny – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Tom Serino – Vanderbilt Website: Email on this request reviewed. As Tom Serino was not present, this item was tabled. Public Comments: No one addressed the Board. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported on reapportionment, bids for the Animal Shelter, removal of buildings at Alpine Center, Cross Street building improvements, analyzing of barrels on old DNR property and report from Marie Frick on jail programs. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba was not present. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske reported on testifying before the Senate on the proposed closure of the Pigeon Bridge and Round Lake Campground. At present, the DNR is attempting to lease the campgrounds before the bill passes. If the campgrounds are conveyed to the township upon passage of the bill, surveys would have to be done at an estimated cost of $800 - $1000 each. County Administrator John Burt had contacted Brian Mills if any restrictions would be tied to this property and was informed that there were not any restrictions. Commissioner Liss reported that Otsego County Parks and Recreation is willing to take over the campgrounds also. Cemetery: Bid from Lee’s Alpine Fence reviewed to repair fence and also to replace top rain on 1700’ of the west side fence. At 7:25 p.m., Tom Serino arrived. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to accept Lee’s Alpine Fence bid for $525.64 to repair 50’ of fence and the second option of replacing 1700’ of top rail with 1 5/8” top rail at $2,462.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Hall: North door near stage is not closing correctly. Noeske reported only one weekend in May is open. Waste Transfer: Summer hours will run from the Thursday after Memorial Day until the Thursday before Labor Day. Noeske is still working on the sign for the site hours. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to keep the porta-john at the Waste Transfer site for the summer. Motion carried, 4-0. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported on runs from March. The Fire Board had requested that the Township look at the fence bordering the Village Market property which needs repairing. Village Market is willing to contribute to the cost of repairs. Village: Whitman reported Village Dump Day is 6/11/11, VAYSP field use and concession stand use was approved, medical marijuana ordinance being worked on by Planning Commission, General Fund cash flow issues and the Equalization Department renumbering of houses in the village. School: Discussion on letter from Vanderbilt Area School requesting charge waiver for collection of the summer taxes. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny that the township do the summer tax collection for Vanderbilt Area School for 2011 at no charge. Motion failed, 2-2 (Noeske and Cole voted no). Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to collect like in the past at $1.25 per active parcel. Motion carried, 3-1 (Whitman voted no). Planning Commission: Music in the Park will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on July 9, 2011. Either the hall or the school is being considered for a rain out location. Plans will be finalized at the May Planning meeting. Tom Kellogg further reported that no futher development has been made on Memorial Day activities. The ordinance sent by County Planning for review and comment was not the most recent version. Officers on the Planning Commission will remain the same as last year. Kellogg also reported on the recreation asset planning website. Roads: Nothing to report. Consumers Energy Letter on Streetlighting: The Township will wait and let Consumers replace the street lights when needed. Copier Proposal: Copier proposal from Dunn’s Business Solution reviewed. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to purchase the refurbished copier (Option 5) to replace our current copier with total expenditure (including installation) of up to $2,000.00. Motion carried, 4-0. Quarterly Report: Final 4th quarter 2010-11 report reviewed with no action necessary. Vanderbilt Website: Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to put the Vanderbilt Website back on the agenda. Motion carried, 4-0. Tom Serino clarified that the Vanderbilt Website is both Vanderbilt and Corwith Township. Serino asked if the township would like to have anything added to it. The cost would be $150.00 per year. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to have the Corwith Township website thru Tom Serino for $150.00 per year. Motion failed, 2-2 (Gorny and Whitman voted no). With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 6, 2011

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Marilyn Cole, Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Vern Kassuba, Paul Liss, Ron Smith, Jackie Smith, Jim Fischer, Tom Serino, Tom Kellogg and John Sweeney. Treasurer’s Report given. Certificate of Deposit balance is $64,628.13, General Fund balance is $159,675.80 for a total of $224,303.93. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Yes – Loshaw, Gorny, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that census figures revealed his district is below the minimum population due to a population loss in Dover Township and the Village of Vanderbilt and reapportionment will be forthcoming. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that he is finishing up with Board of Review. Principal residence exemptions also need to be completed. Supervisor’s Report: Whitman read proclamation request from Catholic Human Services. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske to adopt proclamation May 2011 Is Social Host Liability Awareness Month. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Whitman reported work will start in the cemetery next week with first burial scheduled for April 30. Hall: Noeske reported that he would like to do some upgrades to the outside of the building and will be contacting contractors. There is only one hall rental opening for the month of April. Waste Transfer: Noeske reviewed contract from PAC Sanitation for Clean Up Day. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to authorize Supervisor Noeske to sign the contract with PAC Sanitation for Clean Up Day. Motion carried, 5-0. Noeske will check with Nathan Embree on making two signs indicating summer hours for Waste Transfer of Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm Memorial Day – Labor Day. Work camp participants will not be needed this year. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that the Fire Charges Ordinance was adopted by the Fire Board and reported on runs for the department last month. Noeske read Corwith Township Ordinance 1-2011 Repeal of Fire Charges Ordinance. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to adopt Ordinance 2-2011 Repeal of Fire Charges Ordinance. Roll call vote: Whitman – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes. Village: Whitman reported on the budgets adopted by the Village Council, update from Jeff Parker and repeal of the Village Fire Charges Ordinance. School: Whitman reported on the America & Me award winner, no action to be taken on moving school election to November, change in disciplinarian at VAS, granting of maternity leave to D. Ruppe and approval of Mackinaw Island trip. Summer Tax Collection: (tabled at March meeting) No request was received from the school. Deadline for request is 4/15/11 and agreement 4/30/11. Planning: Next meeting to be held on 4/25/11. Roads: Nothing to report. DNR Closure of some rustic campgrounds: Noeske reported on planned closure of Pigeon Bridge and Round Lake campgrounds and pending introduction of legislation to allow townships (and if they decline, counties) to take over operation and ownership of these campgrounds. More research will be done on this issue. Quarterly Report: Fourth quarter review with no action required. This report will be revised as any more year end bills are received. County Township Meeting: Gorny reported on the meeting. Items discussed were recycling, prescription drug abuse, bills affecting personal property units and free electronic recycling to be held on 5/7/11 at the Gaylord DPW. The next association meeting will be held on 5/17/11 at Otsego Lake Township. IRS Levy: Three way conversation between the Township, IRS and attorney (if power of attorney is received from the levied individual) to take place to sort out conflicting information received by different officers. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP BUDGET HEARING & REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 2, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Tom Loshaw, Fred Gorny and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Erma O’Rourke, Andy Blazic, Cathy Heintz, Paul Liss, Neil Berry, Janet Berry, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur, Rhonda Berdan, Tom Kellogg, David Embree, Ron Smith, Jackie Smith, Gayle Embree, Paul Sopsich, Leo Francis, John Bifoss, Hugh Noeske, Elizabeth Haus, Vern Kassuba, Jack Deming, George Plummer and Bernie Matelski. Supervisor Noeske opened the 2011-12 budget hearing at 7:00 p.m. Cathy Heintz, Ron Smith, Erma O’Rourke addressed wages and proposed 2% increase. Rhonda Berdan asked if hall cleaning could be outsourced to their business. Joy Brasseur, Deputy Treasurer commented that she did not want an increase. George Plummer addressed the low Supervisor wage as did Leo Francis who also suggested putting assessing out to bid. Deputy wages and assessor capitol outlay were explained. The public budget hearing was closed at 7:17 p.m. Treasurers Report given. For the month of February, certificate of deposit balance was $64,628.13, General Fund balance was $166,284.09 for a combined total of $230,912.22. Correction to February 2, 2011 minutes of vote count on motion concerning contents of minutes requested. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes (2 sets) with correction, pay bills and acknowledge Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: yes – Gorny, Loshaw, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. Public Comment: Leo Francis questioned the proposed expense of $20,000.00 to the trail town restroom. He was advised by Tom Kellogg that the MEDC did not approve this grant. Jack Deming suggested that people residing outside the township or non-property owners be charged more to use the waste transfer site. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported on the jail overcrowding issue being resolved, animal shelter building and 2010 statistics for the Building Department. Zoning/Assessing: Motion by Cole, with support by Whitman, to recommend approval of Land Division 042-018-200-030-00. Motion carried, 5-0. Roll has been finished with a reduction of $5,000.000.00 in assessed value and $2.7 million in taxable. CPI is 1.7%. Noeske will look into the Corwith/McMullen swap issue. Supervisor’s Report: Motion by Noeske, with support by Loshaw, to support SANE for $500.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Hall maintenance job description reviewed. Winter closure deleted, pay schedule will note that it is set in the township budget each year. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to a make these changes to the township hall maintenance duties job description. Motion carried, 5-0. Sexton job description reviewed. Pay day changed from Tuesday to Wednesday. Sentence concerning 10 full burials and pay for extra burials and cremations deleted. Township officers information updated. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to correct Section duties job description changing pay day from Tuesday to Wednesday, rate of pay set in budget each year, deleting sentences concerning 10 full burials and additional pay for burials and cremations and corrections last paragraph with officer information. Motion carried, 5-0. Landfill job description reviewed. Annual clean up day hours amended and Thursday seasonal hours added. Recycling information deleted. Officer contact information updated. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to change the Landfill job description with corrections as noted. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Nothing to report. Waste Transfer: Noeske reported that it was impossible to get a May date for clean up day from any company but PAC Sanitation who reserved the first Saturday in May (5/7/11) for us at the same prices as last year. Discussion on taking tires on clean up day. It was stressed this option is open all year long for tire disposal. One standard size pickup load will be taken on clean up day and no tires will be accepted from commercial business. This information to be underlines on the flyer for clean up day. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported on the progress of the fire charges ordinance, runs during the month of January and presented the proposed budget for 2011-12. Village: Whitman reported on the denial of the streetscape grant, able to pay for well without loan, and ordinance and resolution passed concerning 120 moratorium on the medical marijuana store. School: Whitman reported on the OPIE award winners for VAS, pupil count at 142, and projected 6% increase in retirement. She proposed waiving the summer tax collection fee for the school. Discussion followed with Noeske tabling the issue until next month. Planning: Tom Kellogg reported on the restroom grant denial. Next meeting to be held on 4/25/11. Roads: Noeske met with the Road Commission. The five year local road improvement plan and primary road improvement plan was presented. The Road Commission is looking at improving Pykeschool within the right of way. Bids are being sought to put the apron back on Dunham and Lewis roads. Prior to the budget motions, the Fiscal sheet was amended, deleting “over 10 burials” and sentences concerning Saturday and Sunday surcharge. The proposed 2% increase in wages was eliminated.

NEW BUDGET MOTIONS

Resolution to Establish Township Supervisors Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes: Cole, Loshaw, Gorny, Whitman, Noeske. Resolution to Establish Township Treasurer’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Gorny, seconded by Noeske. Roll call vote: Yes: Noeske, Gorny, Loshaw, Whitman, Cole. Resolution to Establish Township Clerk’s Salary: Motion to adopt by Cole, seconded by Gorny. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Loshaw, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. General Appropriation Resolution: General Appropriation Resolution with revenues of $376,570.00 (includes fund balance transfer of $173,973.00) and expenditures of $376,570.00, Motion to adopt by Noeske, seconded by Cole. Roll call vote: Yes: Loshaw, Noeske, Whitman, Gorny, Cole. Fiscal Year 2011-12 Sheet: Motion to adopt by Whitman, seconded by Noeske. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Whitman, Loshaw, Cole, Noeske. 2011-12 Budget: Township Board - Motion by Cole to approve line 101-101-702 @ $5,000.00 to be $173.00 per diem with the total of the category (101-101) including the above at $47,510.00, sec. Loshaw. Roll call vote: Yes: Cole, Noeske, Gorny, Loshaw, Whitman. Supervisor: Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-171-702 @ $5,433.00, with the total of the category (101-171) including the above at $5,433.00, sec. Gorny. Roll call vote: Yes: Noeske, Cole, Whitman, Gorny, Loshaw. Election: Motion by Loshaw to approve line 101-191-702 @ $4000.00 and balance of category (101-191) including the above at $6,910.00, sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Yes: Whitman, Noeske, Loshaw, Cole, Gorny. Assessor: Motion by Cole, to approve line 101-209-702 @ $16,812.00, and balance of category (101-209) including the above at $24,978.00, sec. Gorny. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Loshaw, Noeske, Whitman, Cole. Clerk: Motion by Loshaw, to approve line 101-215-702 @ $14,922.00 and balance of category (101-215) including the above at $18,966.00, Sec. Noeske. Roll call vote: Yes: Loshaw, Gorny, Whitman, Cole, Noeske. Treasurer: Motion by Noeske, to approve line 101-253-702 @ $14,922.00, and balance of category (101-253) including the above at $18,966.00. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Loshaw, Cole, Noeske, Whitman. Township Property: Motion by Noeske to approve line 101-265-702 @ $5,760.00, line 101-265-752 @ $1,614.00, and balance of category (101-265) including the above at $62,905.00. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes: Noeske, Cole, Whitman, Loshaw, Gorny . Cemetery: Motion by Gorny, to approve line 101-276-702 @ $8,784.00, line 101-276-752 @ $1,614.00 and balance of category (101-276) including the above at $22,933.00. Sec. Loshaw. Roll call vote: Yes: Loshaw, Cole, Noeske, Gorny, Whitman. Debt Retirement: Motion by Whitman, to approve category 101-370 @ $5,915.00. Sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Yes: Cole, Loshaw, Whitman, Noeske, Gorny. Planning Commission: Motion by Cole, to approve line 101-375-702 @ $3,000.00 and the balance of the category (101-375) including the above at $28,230.00. Sec. Noeske. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Cole, Noeske, Whitman, Loshaw. Water Well: Motion by Loshaw, to approve category 101-536 @ $6,200.00. Sec. Whitman. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Noeske, Cole, Loshaw, Whitman. Waste Transfer: Motion by Gorny, to approve line 101-526-702 @ $4,000.00 and balance of category (101-526) including the above at $37,714.00, Sec. Noeske. Roll call vote: Yes: Noeske, Gorny, Loshaw, Whitman, Cole. General Expense: Motion by Whitman, to approve the General Expenses category @ $89,910.00 including Board of Review wages at $115.00 per full day and $57.50 per half day. Sec. Cole. Roll call vote: Yes: Gorny, Whitman, Cole, Noeske, Loshaw. Meeting Date and Time: Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to set the meeting dates as the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Dates will be Wednesday, April 6, 2011; Wednesday, May 4, 2011; Wednesday, June 1, 2011; Wednesday, July 6, 2011; Wednesday, August 3, 2011; Wednesday, September 7, 2011; Wednesday, October 5, 2011; Wednesday, November 2, 2011; Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Wednesday, January 4, 2012; Wednesday, February 1, 2012; and Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Motion carried, 5-0. Cole reported that tax collection has balanced out. Lighting in parking lot was addressed. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:59 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI JANUARY 5, 2011

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Bernie Matelski, Vern Kassuba, Paul Liss, Jim Fisher, Jackie Smith, Ron Smith, Tom Serino, Tom Kellogg and Joy Brasseur. Treasurer's Report given. Balance of certificates of deposit is $64,235.11 and checking is $110,875.75 for a total of $175,110.86. Motion by Gorny, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Gorny - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Noeske - yes, Whitman - yes. Public Comments: Tom Serino requested that the township reconsider renewing the website with him. It now has a link to the Village and Fire Board minutes for the price of $150.00 per year. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that Ken Glasser, Bob Harkness and Mike Hyde had their last meeting as commissioners in December. Lee Olsen, Richard Sumerix and Ken Bolton joined the board in January. Paul Beachneau is now chairman. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported he is working on ratios. Agriculture is 50%, commercial 54.62%, industrial 52.54% and residential 53.07% (was 49.17%). Personal property statements are being sent out. Supervisor: Nothing to report. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Nothing to report. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that there were 6 EMS runs - 3 in the township (no license response) and 3 in the village. Fire runs for the month were three rollovers, 2 downed lines and 1 bonfire. Mike Czykoski was appointed chief. Village: Whitman reported that Bay Mills has requested affidavits of support for the Vanderbilt casino. The first 2% payment will be in February and Jeff Parker has requested that the village, township and county meet in committee to decide how this will be divided. Noeske and Whitman will represent the township. A conceptual drawing of the casino project was presented at the village and may be viewed at their office. Discussion on the request and lack of representation at this meeting were discussed. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to authorize individual board members to sign affidavits of support for Bay Mills. Motion carried, 5-0. Also reported on was the ordinance enforcement agreement, sander sold to Road Commission for $500 (no charge for sanding done for the Village), Jimmy Heintz appointed to the Planning Commission, and budget project requested to be submitted by 2/1/11. School: Whitman reported that the deficit elimination plan was approved. This is a two year plan. 178 districts in the state are in deficit. 2/8/11 is the deadline to file petitions for the three open school board seats. Planning Commission: The next meeting will be held on 1/31/11. Tom Kellogg reported that the pre-application on the trail town restroom and streetscape was filed and could hear back as early as 1/26/11. The DNRE committed $50,000.00 to the restroom project. Roads: Nothing to report. Quarterly Report: Motion by Loshaw, with support by Whitman, to transfer $400.00 from 101-101-890 to 101-101-702. Roll call vote: Noeske - yes, Loshaw - yes, Cole - yes, Gorny - yes, Whitman - yes. A budget workshop was set for 1/24/11 at 7:00 p.m. Website: As mentioned in Public Comments, Tom Serino requested support for his website for fiscal year 2011-12. Refund Check: Whitman reported that a tax refund check was issued before the check paying the taxes was deposited and cleared which is against the State accounting procedures. Cole reported that the State accounting procedures do MAY not apply to tax collection and SHE ATTENDED A NOVEMBER SEMINAR ON REFUNDS BEING MADE has to issue the refund immediately. Noeske will investigate further. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI DECEMBER 1, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the invocation led by Pastor Bifoss and the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Tom Kellogg, Ron Smith, Jackie Smith, Vern Kassuba, Joy Brasseur, Paul Liss, Jeff Ratcliffe, Tom Serino and John Bifoss. Treasurer’s Report given for the month of December with a balance of $64,235.11 in certificates of deposit and $102,720.81 in checking for a total of $166,955.92. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer and Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: No comments were offered. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that Roger White donated a hanger to the airport. It is currently being appraised. The County is still awaiting action by the DNR on the barrels found on the 911 property. The Sheriff Department and Bay Mills have reached an agreement for deputies to act on tribal property. The commissioners approved the 2011 budget - $500,000.00 in cuts were made. Reapportionment will be done in February. Show cause hearings will be held in January for the 308 jury questionnaires that were not returned. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported that the 4016 report has been submitted to the state. Board of Review will meet on 12/14/10 at 5:30 p.m. Supervisor’s Report: Noeske reported that the fuel at the well site did not need to be pumped out. It has been topped off and retreated. The fire charges ordinance is still at the attorney but a change in statute has occurred in that the Fire Authority can now write the ordinance. He will contact the attorney for the ordinance to be adopted by the Authority opposed to both the Village and Township adopting. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Hall: Noeske reported that the outdoor ashtray has been received and the ashtrays in the restrooms have been removed. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Chet would like to have the transfer site open on Friday before Christmas and also on Friday before New Years as the holiday falls on Saturday. An ad to this effect will be published as well as flyers handed out to advertise this change. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that there were 2 EMS runs in the village, 5 in the township and 7 with no license. There were 15-20 down power lines during the wind storm. Drop tank has been fixed. Pat Coultes announced he will only take the $1.00 per month meeting pay for being Treasurer. Current fund balance of the department is $26,204.56. The Board will try to act on the Fire Chief position this month. Village: Meeting will not be held until next week. School: Whitman reported that a second 3-4th grade teacher was hired. The snow removal bid acceptance was amended. The district will again be filing deficit elimination plans. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that Memorial Day activities are being planning. Budget work was tabled until the next meeting. He then gave a presentation on the Trail Town grant application for the gateway sign, restrooms for the public and a kiosk showing business and maps. Cost of the project is estimated at $115,000.00 plus $6,600.00 for engineering, bidding, documents and supervision. This is a CDBG grant. This would be in conjunction with the Village of Vanderbilt streetscape project. Tom has contacted the DNR to see if they would supply some funding for the restrooms on the trail and Jeff Ratcliffe has been in contact with the MEDC on possible funding. The township would need to supply a letter of commitment by 12/20/10 if they choose to get on board. Discussion followed. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to pledge $20,000.00 toward the streetscape/improvement project. Motion carried, 5-0. Roads: Nothing to report. Board Policy: A workshop will not be held this month. SANE Funding: Whitman reported that an email had been received from Mary Sanders informing that the County Township Association had asked that all townships discuss contributing $500.00 each to SANE at their December meeting. This request will be addressed during the budget workshops. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI NOVEMBER 3, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Sandra Boyd, Harvey Sides, Vern Kassuba, Paul Liss, Judi Jarecki, Joy Brasseur and Tom Serino. Cole presented a proposed amendment to the Board Policy section of the October 6, 2010 minutes with discussion following. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole. Certificate of Deposit balance is $64,235.11, General Fund balance is $100,358.98 for a combined total of $164,594.09. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2010 meeting with Cole’s amendment. Motion failed 2-3 (Loshaw, Gorny and Whitman voted no). Motion by Noeske, with support by Loshaw, to approve the bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Gorny – yes, Whitman – yes. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to approve the October 6, 2010 minutes without amendment. Motion carried, 3-2 (Cole and Noeske voted no). Public Comments: Tom Serino commented that the millage passed and the casino opened. Judi Jarecki: Appointment on the Otsego County Planning Commission will expire at the end of December. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to recommend that Judi Jarecki be reappointed to the Otsego County Planning Commission. Motion carried, 6-0. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported on ongoing negotiations with 9-1-1, correction officers and bus system. Preliminary plans have been received for the animal shelter and cost estimates are forthcoming. Jail population is holding steady. Prescription drug disposal available at the Sheriff Department. Community Mental Health services will be provided free to the jail in 2011 Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported on the ratios for the county and explained how the ratios were figured. He reported that lot line adjustments are being received opposed to land divisions. Supervisors Report: Noeske reported that the fuel for the well generator has been in the tank for three years and is ¾ full. Kassuba did report that the fuel was treated when put in the tank. Discussion followed on if this should be pumped out or not. It was suggested to contact Bridgeway for recommendations. Cemetery: All artificial flowers have been removed for the winter. Hall: Noeske reported that has many rentals. An outdoor ashtray is needed and was instructed to get one. Ashtray still needs to be removed in the bathroom. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Noeske was not at the last meeting so Tom Serino reported on the meeting. This included contacting Jeff Ratcliffe concerning assistance on possible FEMA grants, NIMS training, millage advertising, fire prevention presentation at the school, #421 light bar repair, new member Richard Simcek, tanker training for three members, mutual aid provided to Hudson Township with VCFD doing initial knockdown and donation of three lock sets. Noeske will send proposed fire charges ordinance to the attorney for review. Village: Whitman reported that Mike Kenny was appointed to a three year term on the Planning Commission and approval of computer training for the Treasurer. School: Whitman reported that the audit report for FY 2009-10 was reviewed, accepted a bid for snow removal, responded to the request from parents for elementary specials and will seek an additional teacher for the 3rd/4th grade class. Planning Commission: Next meeting to be held on November 29, 2010. Roads: Noeske reported that he will probably be meeting with the Road Commission and asked for input on roads to look at. McGregor Road was suggested as well as checking with the school on the roads on their bus route. Board Policy: Gorny suggested that this be done in a workshop at no charge with a one hour time limit. A Workshop was scheduled for November 11, 2010 at 7:15 p.m. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m. Debbie Whitman

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI OCTOBER 6, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with Pledge of Allegiance followed by the invocation which was given by Pastor Bifoss. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Ron O’Rourke, Joy Brasseur, Tom Serino, Ron Smith, George Plummer, Gerry Krajniak, Don Komraus, Paul Liss and John Bifoss. Treasurer’s Report given with the following balances given for the month of September: certificate of deposits $63,937.16 and general fund $118,973.90 for a total of $182,911.06. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: George Plummer addressed the Board concerning publishing of the full minutes and asked that reconsideration be given. Discussion followed. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported on contract negotiations with 911 and corrections officers, starting of the budget process, animal control facility, barrels found on 911 property and board policy change on succession of chair at meetings. Assessing: Assessor Kassuba was not present. Cemetery: Fall clean up underway with all artificial flowers to be removed by third week of October. Hall: Snow removal bids opened and reviewed. Bids received as follows: North Excavating and Asphalt - $2,750.00; Alpine Landscape and Snow - $4,500.00; and Ron O’Rourke $2,550.00 with $1,500 payment on execution and remainder of payment in January. Tom Loshaw questioned pay off in January and Ron O’Rourke offered to, and initialed change on bid, for second installment to be made on 3/31/11. Motion by Cole, wit support by Loshaw, to accept Ron O’Rourke’s bid of $2,550.00 for snow plowing. Motion carried, 5-0. Furnaces have been checked and filters changed. The ashtray in the men’s room has not been removed yet. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Thursdays had been slow later in September but then Saturdays had been also. She asked that the Board consider having Thursday hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day only. Fire: Noeske reported that the last payment was made on the pumper, reviewed fire calls for August and reported that tanker training was held Saturday. He presented two bids for garage door openers at the fire hall. Whitman felt that this money could be better spent on necessary expenditures such as improved lighting or replacing the rotting siding and Cole added insulation to the list. In most cases, support staff are present to close the doors. No further action was taken on the bids. Noeske presented a draft fire charges ordinance which was reviewed and changes were suggested. Village: Whitman reported on the September and October council meetings which included approval for amendment to H & H Tube IFT, appointed Christina Boone to the council vacancy, pledge $180,000.00 for Streetscape match, adopted vacancy policy on posting and advertising of, gave NEMCOG letter of support, approved Trail request, purchased sander and roll plow and approved drain work on Main at Arthur Street. School: Whitman reported on the resignation of a class sponsor and the discussion held on the district collecting their own summer taxes. Planning Commission: Gorny reported on the opportunity of a grant for rest rooms in the trail area and township planning will be meeting with village planning on 10/18. Memorial Day activities were discussed with the next meeting to be held on 11/29/10. Roads: Noeske reported that Wooden Road is now open. Loshaw reported that he spoke with Doug O’Rourke and the property at Pykeschool Road is tied up at this time and can’t do anything much at this time. Quarterly Report: Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to create line item 101-336-699 and to transfer $10,000.00 from 101-441-801 to that line item with no change to the total budget amount. Motion carried, 5-0. Minutes in Our Home Town: Discussion held with different members opinions and reasonings behind the opinions given. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to publish full minutes in Our Home Town after approval with Clerk to email at earliest convenience. Motion carried, 3-2 (Loshaw and Whitman voted no). NEMCOG Request: Motion by Noeske, with support by Cole, to give NEMCOG a letter of support. Motion carried, 5-0. Top of Michigan Trails Council Request: Motion by Noeske, with support by Whitman, to pledge $91.00 and a 4 x 4 post to the Top of Michigan Trails Council. Motion carried, 5-0. Board Policy: Members should pick options for the sections being reviewed. Cole wanted current section 6.5 amended to be made clear. Both the Clerk and Treasurer are to stamp the bills received when getting the mail. Check dates and Treasurer’s posted hours were both discussed. Thirty minutes will be set aside at the November meeting for policy work. McGregor Road: Both Don Komraus and Gerry Krajniak spoke on the constant state of lack of maintenance on this road, which they attribute, in part, to heavy traffic from the west. Brining discussed as well as brine concentration and the new restrictions coming from the DNRE. A solution offered to them by the Road Commission would be to tar and chip, with the township portion of that project to be approximately $47,000.00. Being so late in the season, both Mr. Komraus and Mr. Krajniak felt that this could wait until next year. Noeske will follow up on this. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 8170 MILL STREET, VANDERBILT, MI 49795 SEPTEMBER 1, 2010

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Debbie Whitman, Tom Loshaw and Marilyn Cole. Supervisor Andy Noeske was absent and in his absence, Clerk Debbie Whitman chaired the meeting. Others present were Paul Liss, Vern Kassuba, Herm Hawn, Shirley Hawn, Joy Brasseur, Ron Smith, Tom Serino, Jim Bifoss and Ken Mudget. Treasurer’s report was given. Balances as of the end of August were as follows: certificates of deposit - $63,937.16 and general fund - $104,198.83 for a total of $168,135.99. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer’s/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Ken Mudget, representing the Elkland Seniors and Elkland Senior Center, informed the Board that the seniors have been paying to have the minutes printed in Our Home Town. He would like the full minutes printed in our home town. The purpose of printing the synopsis over the minutes was explained to Mr. Mudget as well as the cost of printing. Whitman offered to explain this at one of the lunches as well as drop of a draft copy of the minutes at the Center monthly. Report from County Commissioner: Commisison Liss reported that a resolution approving the sportsplex ballot language for ¼ mill for 10 years was passed. He also reported on the Attorney General opinion concerning mental health services/hospitalization for inmates. Commission Liss read the resolution that was passed honoring Ralph Holewinski. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported that the tribunal was held and he did get a consent judgement on the power company. Hall: Snow removal bid ad to be run in both the Herald Times and Our Home Town, with bids to be received by 10/4/10. Cemetery: Nothing to report. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Thursdays are not doing as well this year as last year. It was suggested that a shingle be added to the sign stating that hours the site is open. Fire/Rescue: Approved millage wording was delivered to the County Clerk. Estimate for garage door openers reviewed with Loshaw requesting a second bid. As Noeske was absent, work on the ordinance for fire charges will be next month. Village: Meeting not held until next week. School: Two high school teachers were hired, leave of absence granted to Chris Ruppe, accepted resignation of boys basketball coach and no Race to the Top funds were reported on. Planning Commission: Next meeting to be 9/27/10. Roads: Loshaw reported that he spoke with Doug O’Rourke who stated he will be in town in the near future and will meet with the Road Commission and township on Pykeschool Road. Proposal from Our Home Town: Printing full minutes in Our Home Town discussed. Proposal submitted will be good for one year at $30 per half page; $45 for ¾ page and $60 for full page. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to print full minutes in Our Home Town for $30 for ½ page; $45 for ¾ page and $60 for full page. Motion failed, 2-2 (Loshaw and Whitman voted no). Contribution to Fire Department: Ed Posgate, Village President, had asked at the August workshop, that the township contribute $10,000.00 to the Fire Department. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to contribute $10,000.00 to the Fire Department. Roll call vote: Gorny –yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. Cole supplied copies of the first three sections of board policy for member review. Tom Serino offered to publish the synopsis for $30.00 per month, price good for one year. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to print the synopsis for $30/month in Our Home Town. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 4, 2010

Meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Bifoss offered the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Tom Serino, Paul LIss, Tom Kellogg, Vern Kassuba, Jim Bifoss, Erma O’Rourke (7:06 pm) and Joy Brasseur (7:10 pm). Cole wanted the following added to the July 7, 2010 minutes under Election Inspectors: “due to election law stating that elections inspectors are appointed by the Election Commission”. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole with balances at the end of July as follows: certificates of deposit $63,937.16, General Fund $115,277.46 for a total of $179,214.62. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorney, to approve the minutes as amended, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Noeske – yes, Cole – yes, Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comments: Tom Serino asked for $150 for the 26th year printing of the Area Guide. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to pay $150 to the Area Guide. Motion carried, 5-0. Vern Kassuba reported there would not be an open mic night in August. The next open mic night will be held on 9/16/10 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported on the resolution honoring Traverse City as a Coast Guard city, bid submitted for the Fairview Road property for the animal shelter, phase II environmental study by 911 center and the County Clerk’s report. Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported that a rescheduled tax tribunal case was held Tuesday. Supervisor’s Report: Nothing to report. Cemetery: Whitman reported burials have been less this year. Hall: Noeske reported two rentals have been booked, carpet scrubber received. Whitman relayed request from Stacy Loshaw for confirmation of her rental. Odor in back hall discussed – carpet had not been cleaned the last two rentals. No smoking signs should be posted as well as an outdoor ashtray obtained. Recess taken from 7:19 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. to contact hall maintenance personnel with no success. New flags are up. Waste Transfer: Nothing to report. Fire/Rescue: Noeske reported that Cathy Heintz was not sworn in as Fire Board member as Tim Cottrell had not been removed or resigned as the township member. Motion by Cole, with support by Gorny, to remove Tim Cottrell as Fire Board member for the Township. Motion carried, 5-0. Noeske reported on the July Fire Board meeting, giving a brief review of the runs made in both May and June. He also reported on reimbursement received from the State for the Grayling fire and the resignation of Chief Curt Boyd. Per the attorney, if the Fire Authority is dissolved, a new department would have to be started. Discussion followed on this topic as well as liability issues and steps to take next. A joint workshop with the village and Fire Board was tentatively set for Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Corwith Township Hall to further discuss this. The Fire Charges ordinance will be on the September agenda. NIMS 300-400 training is planned for this fall. Village: Whitman reported that Bill Russ resigned and letters of interest for the position will be taken until 9/3/10. Ed Posgate will now be the council member to Fire Board, Fence ordinance amended, winter DPW hours to start at 2:00 a.m. School: Whitman reported on board officers appointed at the July meeting and the change in meeting time from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, that school and village reports be removed from any township agenda. Motion failed, 2-3 (Gorny, Loshaw and Whitman voted no). Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the final version of the Trail Town manual should be out next month. John and Lori Lafave are looking into Memorial Day activities that could be held. Gorny reported that Music in the Park went well and thanked Vern Kassuba for his help. Roads: Loshaw reported that he spoke with Doug O’Rourke and if time allows, will meet on the Pykeschool Road issue. Whitman reported on Gerry Krajniak’s complaint concerning McGregor Road. Tom Serino requested an answer to the proposal he sent to board members concerning prices to publish minutes/synopsis. Discussion followed with Gorny asking that this be tabled. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 7, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:02 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Andy Noeske, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Paul Liss, Roberta Tholl, Ed Tholl, Judi Jarecki, Tom Kellogg, Joy Brasseur, Tom Serino, Erma O’Rourke, Bernie Matelski, Vern Kassuba, Elizabeth Haus, Al Haus, Rhonda Berdan and Jim Fischer. Treasurer’s Report given. Balances for the end of June are as follows: General Fund Certificate of Deposits $63,641.11; General Fund $112,841.91 for a balance of all General Fund monies of $176,483.02. Noeske questioned the Weekly Choice bill of $56.00 for publication of the synopsis. Whitman reported that she had received per column inch prices from all three Otsego County publications and they had the lowest per column inch price as well as being a free publication so that there would be no cost to our residents to read the paper. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, that the minutes be published in full after approval in Our Home Town News. Motion failed, 2-3 (Loshaw, Whitman and Gorny voted no). Motion by Loshaw, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bill and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Loshaw – yes, Gorny – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Rhonda Berdan addressed the Board on the problems that Hall Maintenance is having in getting supplies. Requests, notes and emails to the hall administrator are going unanswered. Discussion followed with resolution to the issue of maintenance ordering their own supplies after Noeske’s approval of the order. Roberta Tholl addressed the Board concerning seeking election as an Otsego County Road Commissioner. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that Animal Control is still looking for an affordable, usable building. New Animal Control director is Missy Fitzgerald. An environmental impact study is being done behind the 911 building as Rotary wishes to put a park there. Air show was success. Tax forclosure sale is 8/20/10., Assessing/Zoning: Assessor Kassuba reported on his recent tax tribunal cases. July Board of Review will be held on 7/20/10 at 5:30 p.m. Supervisor’s Report: No report was given. Cemetery: The large tree in the northeast corner has been taken down by Goff’s Stump Grinding. Hall: Noeske reported that he found a demo carpet cleaner for $2,100.00 from Sunrise Supply Co. Rhonda Berdan will forward the internet site for a model at $1,700.00. Benchmark will be giving a quote tomorrow. Brief discussion with importance of beater/bar scrubber noted. Motion by Whitman, with support by Gorny, to increase the expenditure for the carpet cleaner by $1,000.00 for a total of $3,500.00. Motion carried,5-0. Waste Transfer: Cole reported that Thursday’s are still slow. Fire/Rescue: Whitman reported that no June meeting was held. Currently have approximately $61,000.00 left with an insurance payment due in July of just under $10,000.00. Noeske read letter of interest from Cathy Heintz for at large member of Fire Board and from himself as the Twp. Board member to Fire Board. Whitman felt that Heintz’s appointment might be a conflict as her son is assistant Chief. Motion by Noeske, with support by Cole, to appoint Cathy Heintz at-large member to the Vanderbilt Corwith Fire & Rescue Authority Board. Motion carried, 3-2 (Whitman and Loshaw voted no). It was noted that Noeske’s son is also on the department. Motion by Gorny, with support by Cole, to appoint Andy Noeske as twp. Board member to the Vanderbilt Corwith Fire & Rescue Board. Motion carried, 5-0. Village: Whitman reported on both June and July Village Council meetings. School: Whitman reported that the 2009-10 budget was amended, the 2010-2011 budget was adopted. Granted a one year leave of absence to Matt Tholl. Accepted retirement resignation from Pat McMillion. Loshaw offered praise to the school board for their cooperative sport efforts with Wolverine. Roads: Noeske reported that he has spoken with Tom Deans of the OCRC numerous times but Doug O’Rourke has not returned any calls. They would like Doug to meet (in person) with both the OCRC and twp. At contention is the size of the right-of-way (60’ x 80’). Loshaw offered to check with Doug on this. Otsego County Historical Society: Motion by Loshaw, with support by Noeske, to pay the Otsego County Historical Society $100.00 for historical preservation. Motion carried, 5-0. Quarterly Report: Presented with no action necessary. Planning Commission: Music in the Park to be held on 7/10/10 starting at 5:00 p.m. Election Inspectors: Cole voiced opposition to the appointments being made by the full board DUE TO ELECTION LAW STATING THAT ELECTION INSPECTORS ARE APPOINTED BY THE ELECTION COMMISSION. No action was taken on this item. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JUNE 2, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Paul Liss, Jim Fischer, Ron Smith, Vern Kassuba, Tom Serino, Bernie Matelski, Leo Francis, Joy Brasseur, Judi Jarecki and Erma O’Rourke (aarived 7:07 p.m.). Whitman questioned the charge for program loading. Cole questioned payment to board members if signature is missing on request. Request can be signed at the meeting and check should be signed. Treasurer’s Report given by Cole. As of May 31, 2010, CD balance is $63,641.11, General Fund balance is 124,837.68 and Tax Collection balance is $565.04. Motion by Gorny, with support by Whitman, to approve the minutes, bills, and acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report. Roll Call vote: Gorny – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Public Comment: Tom Serino reported that he has had two letters at Our Home Town on publishing a synopsis opposed to minutes and would like the minutes emailed to him as he had someone willing to pay to publish. Discussion followed. Full minutes are available at the meeting, on the internet and by contacting the Clerk. Publishing of synopsis provides information to the public on what happened at the meeting much sooner than minutes. Report from County Commissioner: Commissioner Liss reported that the Board of Commissioners passed resolutions honoring John Ernst and Pearl Sehl. Entered into an agreement with the Friendship Shelter to pay $30 per day for each Otsego County resident in-house up to $1,000.00. Wings Over Gaylord airshow will be held June 19-20. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that the commercial/industrial report and assessing reports for the State of Michigan have been filed. Has had several tax tribunal hearings. Supervisor: No report given. Cemetery: Whitman reported that the heirs of Delbert and Myrtle Sanders (deceased) have requested that the township buy back sites A, B and C of Plat C lot 217. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to buy back sites A, B and C of Plat C, Lot 217 for $45.00. Motion carried, 5-0. A large maple needs to removed from the north end of the cemetery. Motion by Loshaw, with support by Cole, to have the tree removed by Goff’s Stump Grinding for $925.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Cole asked if a part time worker could be obtained for the cost of Work Camp fees and mileage. Hall: Noeske reported that “open mic” night went well. New refrigerator is in place. School did not want the old refrigerator. Brian Cottrell did take it. Rick and Rhonda Berdan requested waiver of hall deposit or part of rent for an August rental. This is not a perk offered to employees. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to purchase a new steam cleaner up to $2,500.00. Motion carried, 5-0. Waste Transfer: Whitman questioned if the board was going to offer a contract on last month’s bid notice request. A one year contract will be offered to start 4/1/11. No fuel surcharge to be accepted. Clean up day to be first weekend of May. Request for bid will be mailed out in January to be back by February 1. The current price increase with PAC Sanitation will be signed by Noeske. Fire/Rescue: Tom Loshaw resigned as Fire Board representative effective immediately. Letter from Fire Board requesting new appointees read. New candidates will be advertised for. Legal has requested questions to be answered concerning the Fire Department be sent. Village: Meeting to be held next week. School: Whitman reported that the board approved collection of summer taxes, received resignations (retirement) of Joanne Wilhelm and Dawn Swaim, acknowledged donations of $1,050 from Treetops and $1,150 from the PTO, approved signing the resolution for round 2 of Race to the Top, and received $14,500 in items from the COPESD grant. Planning Commission: Next meeting to be held 6/29/10. Noeske asked J. Jarecki for an update on the Pigeon River Advisory Council. Roads: Noeske received calls on the road brining. The county will be grading and brining again. Has left message for Doug O’Rourke to contact him concerning Pykeschool Road. Discussion held on questions for the attorney to answer concerning the Fire Department. The following was suggested: 1) grandfathering of equipment; 2)upon dissolution, does equipment have to be sold and divided as stated in the incorporation papers; 3) is the township exposing itself to more liability by assuming an underfunded department; 4) can Village request to waive the payment for their share of the assets; 5) way to speed up the dissolution process; 6) contracting with Otsego County. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m. Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 5, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Marilyn Cole, Debbie Whitman and Tom Loshaw. Others present were Herm and Shirley Hawn, Vern Kassuba, Bernie Matelski, Cali O’Rourke, Joel Deaner, Ron Smith, Tom Serino, Tom Kellogg, Erma O’Rourke and Joy Brasseur. Cole requested that the bill submitted by cemetery sexton Ron Bush be voted on separately as she did not agree with the mileage payment. Motion by Cole, to deny Ron Bush’s request for mileage submitted this month. Due to lack of second, motion died. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes, bills and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor law reports. Roll call vote: Gorny – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – no, Noeske – yes, Whitman – yes. Oral Treasurer’s report not given but balances from written report for the month of April are as follows: CD’s - $63,641.11; General Fund - $119,516.27; Tax Collection - $3,195.74. Public Comments: Vern Kassuba relayed request for hall use one weekday night, possibly once per month during the summer, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for open mic music. No objections were heard as long as a rental wasn’t booked. Billie Hatcher will contact Noeske for arrangements. Fire/Rescue: Loshaw reported on the millage defeat. There were four EMS runs and 1 PIA during the last month. Turnout gear is needed for the new member. Discussed millage defeat. A workshop with the Village and Fire Board to discuss the future of the department, was tentatively planned for Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Corwith Township Hall. Report from County Commissioner: As Commissioner Liss was not present, Whitman relayed the following from his report to the Village Council: Animal Control has a new pet adoption program, preliminary layouts are being obtained on three different buildings for a new Animal Control facility, Corwith Township now on County website; permits for building/zoning up $32,000.00 from this point last year; passed resolution accepting the Michigan Green Community Challenge and resolution requesting the Department of Veteran Affairs consider Gaylord as an alternate location for the building of the community based outpatient clinic. Assessing/Zoning: Kassuba reported that two tribunal cases were heard, one has been rescheduled and two others will be next week. Personal residence exemptions will be turned in to the county tomorrow and Cole will have the roll turned over next Tuesday. Supervisor: Nothing to report. Cemetery: Sign proposal from Clayton Boone reviewed. The board wanted additional quotes to be obtained. Noeske had not checked with a mason for the stone work yet. Hall: New refrigerator is still waiting to be moved to the kitchen. Waste Transfer: Clean Up Day went well but tires collected on that day were discussed. This item will be revisited in the future. Transfer site Thursday hours will begin on May 20, 2010 and run through September 30, 2010. Site will be open from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Service bid received from PAC Sanitation at $4.25 per yard for the dumpster with a $29.00 fee for extra items on ground. Contract start date was 5/4/10. Motion by Whitman, to authorize Supervisor Noeske to sign contract. Due to lack of second, motion died. Loshaw would like to bid out hall dumpster, waste transfer site dumpsters and Clean Up Day. Village: Whitman reported that the Village is considering a possible land swap for the old Higgins building; allowed use of Memorial Park on 5/30 for a community picnic , 7/12-16 for vacation bible school and on 7/18 for a biker group. Two zoning permits were issued. A presentation was heard from the county Equalization Department on addresses in the Village. School: Whitman reported that the 18.2 acres on Alexander Road have been listed with a realtor for $50,000.00. Board discussed the tax collection fee charged the district. MEAP scores up. District received a grant for a summer lunch program which will run in conjunction with summer school. Request from Vanderbilt Area School to waive the summer tax collection fee was discussed. Motion by Cole, with support by Noeske, to reject the school’s offer of waiver of the tax collection fee. Motion carried, 3-2 (Loshaw and Whitman voted no). Motion by Noeske, with support by Cole, to offer $1.25 per parcel collection fee. Motion carried, 3-2 (Loshaw and Whitman voted no) Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the Trail Town map was discussed. A farmers market has been suggested by one of their members. This could run in conjunction with the open mic music night and Music in the Park and could also be a joint project with the Village. Suggested contacting Gaylord’s DDA on vendors and if Village permits would be needed. Music in the Park will be held on 7/10/10. Planning has determined that no updates were needed to the master plan and have motioned to not amend the plan this year but will revisit yearly. Roads: Noeske will meet with Tom Deans of the Road Commission tomorrow. Quarterly Report: This report is the final quarter of 2009-10 and no action was necessary. County Website: Reported on during Commissioner’s Report. Discussion on payment to Our Home Town for bill received for website there. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to pay for four months at $12.50 per month. Motion carried 3-2 (Loshaw and Whitman voted no). Minutes: Full approved minutes will be available through the new website on Otsego County’s page. March minutes were sent via email to Our Home Town and will be resent. Tax Collection Administration Fee: It was opted to not charge this fee last year, but has been budgeted this year. Cole and Noeske attended the leadership meeting in Gaylord. Cole reported our Board policy is out of date and a MTA workshop on policies and procedures is being held in Gaylord in June. Cole and Noeske both opted to attend. With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.     Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk

CORWITH TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING MINUTES APRIL 7, 2010

The meeting opened at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the innovation offered by Pastor John Bifoss. Board members present were Fred Gorny, Tom Loshaw, Marilyn Cole, Andy Noeske and Debbie Whitman. Others present were Paul Liss, Tom Serino, Joy Brasseur, Tom Kellogg, Bernie Matelski, Ron Bush, Vern Kassuba and John Bifoss. Whitman requested to hold $150.00 payment to Our Home Town for the website and asked Commissioner Liss if the County could provide the space for the Township. Discussion followed. Motion by Whitman, with support by Loshaw, to hold the $150.00 payment to Our Home Town until information is received from the County on their website. Motion carried, 3-2 (Cole and Noeske voted no). Cole presented her addition to the minutes on the last items discussed (audit date and file system). Treasurer’s Report given by Cole showing $63,211.44 in certificates of deposit, $129,002.23 in General Fund and $557.64 in Tax Collection as of 4/1/10. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to approve the minutes as amended, bills (less $150 payment to Our Home Town) and acknowledge the Treasurer/Liquor Law reports. Roll call vote: Noeske – yes, Gorny – yes, Loshaw – yes, Cole – yes, Whitman – yes. Vanderbilt School Board – Bernie Matelski addressed the board on the charge to the district of $1.25 per parcel for the summer tax collection and asked why the district was charged but the county was not charged for the same thing. Cole explained that the township is required, by law, to collect the county taxes. The school could choose to collect their own. If the school was not on the summer tax bill, the state would pay $2.50 per parcel to the township for collection. The school is only charged for active parcels. Matelski asked that this information on why the school is charged and not the county be put into a letter to the School Board. Public Comment: Ron Bush reported that the cement work around the memorial in the cemetery need attention. Noeske will contact someone for estimates. The painted sign also needs to be touched up. Report from County Commissioner: Report included possible remodel of NCCI building for the animal shelter, upcoming amendments to the ORV ordinance, energy efficient grants for the Sheriff Department and Alpine Center the abandonment of the recycling program as Arrow Sanitation has expanded service. Assessing/Zoning: Land Division presented. Motion by Noeske, with support by Cole, to approve Land Division 042-011-300-055-00; 042-010-400-005-00; 042-011-300-010-02. Motion carried, 5-0. Assessor reported that he had received 550 calls during the last year on township business, has passed the test for his renewal and is waiting for the 6 hour class and his working on three tax tribunal cases since Board of Review. The roll will be turned over to the treasurer as soon as the PRE deadline passes. FOIA wages – Noeske didn’t agree with paying the wage for the FOIA request work and requested to rescind the motion creating the assessor hourly line item. Whitman reported that precedence has been set when hall maintenance salary employees were paid extra for additional cleaning. Cole talked with MTA and a coordinator could be paid but not the salaried person. Kassuba reported on the steps taken to fill the request and conversations with other assessors and felt that if the township was not going to have the expense of paying for the hours spent fulfilling the request, that the requestor should not be charged. Motion by Noeske, with support by Cole, that the money collected from the FOIA request stay in the General Fund. Motion carried, 4-1 (Whitman voted no). Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to rescind the motion of creation of line item 101-209-703 on 2/3/10. Motion carried, 5-0. Kassuba reported that there was a lot line adjustment from 041-034-100-120-00 to 041-034-100-115-00 and did not require board action. Supervisors Report: Noeske reported that the 2011-12 agreement for Planning & Zoning Services was received. Motion by Gorny, with support by Whitman, to approve the agreement for Planning and Zoning Services for 2011 and 2012 with contributions of $6,000.00 (2011) and $6,180.00 (2012). Motion carried, 5-0. Motion by Whitman, with support by Cole, to pay $5,756.80 for 2010 Planning and Zoning Services. Motion carried, 5-0. Cemetery: Ron Bush was thanked for opening the cemetery early for the late March burial. Hall: Noeske reported that three rentals have already occurred and 12 more are upcoming. The new refrigerator has been received. Mention was made of maintenance needed in the restrooms. The used refrigerator will be donated to the school. Waste Transfer: Hours will be the same as last year for Clean Up Day. Two work camp workers will be arranged. Also working will be Chet Borowiak, Jim Hunawill, Andy Noeske, Fred Gorny and Debbie Whitman. Fire/Rescue: Loshaw reported that the new officers are: Curt Boyd – Chief, Doug Heintz – Assistant Chief, Dave Cadaret – EMS Coordinator, John Boyd – Captain, Allen Brown and Danny Watkins – Lieutenants. Tom Serino retired after 26 years. The board adopted the budget for 2010-11 of $92,250.00 which Loshaw reviewed and the need for a successful millage passage. Village: Whitman reported that the Council adopted budgets for 2010-11, meetings will be the first Monday of the month except in April, July and September, when they will be held on the first Tuesday. The Village will not be getting the $650,000.00 grant they applied for. The grant for water is also not looking good. The Blight Grant is still a possibility. The Village Clean Up day will be held on June 12, 2010 from 7:00 am – 11:00 am. Deputy Treasurer Janae O’Rourke resigned. School: Whitman reported that the banks would not accept anticipated state aide as collateral for the school to borrow $275,000.00. Anticipated tax levy was used as collateral. Jane Sekora resigned as of 6/30/10. The school board discussed the property on Alexander Road. Planning Commission: Tom Kellogg reported that the trail map, drawn by Clayton Boone, was a coordinated effort by the Township and Village Planning Commissions. Music in the Park will be held on 7/10/10. The master plan review has been started. Meeting time was changed to a regular time of 7:00 p.m. Next meeting on 4/26/10. Roads: Noeske reported that a meeting will be held with Doug O’Rourke and the Road Commission when Doug gets to Michigan. Letter from Wally DeMoss concerning his opposition to improving Pykeschool Road was reviewed by Noeske. DEQ Land Applications: The land applications for Tomaski and Chaffee received no comments. Quarterly report: No action was required for the last quarter of 2009-10 but the year has not closed out yet and this report will be amended. County Township Meeting: Whitman reported that the following items were discussed at the meeting: recycling, county wide zoning, savings to the Road Commission with the light winter and upcoming renovations at the Library. The next meeting will be held on 5/18/10 at Chester Township. Clerk: Whitman presented a new travel expense/per diem voucher. Motion by Noeske, with support by Gorny, to pay the auditors on the day of the audit. Motion carried, 5-0. Whitman proposed publishing a synopsis instead of minutes as the synopsis would be out after the meeting opposed to a month later. Motion by Noeske, with support by Loshaw, to do the meeting synopsis instead of minutes. Motion carried, 5-0. Cole requested draft minutes per the Meetings Act and corrected copies of minutes also. With no further business to come before the board, the meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.     Debbie Whitman Corwith Township Clerk


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