April 8, 2003

PRESENT:  Ginop, Dotski, Tracey, Haig    ABSENT: Antkoviak

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jackie, Quinter Burnet, Richard Buehler, Don Rader, Wil Mandrick

The Annual Meeting was called to order by Trustee Tracey at 7:00 p.m. at the fire sub station.

The Pledge to the Allegiance of the flag was recited.

Haig made the motion to accept the 2002 Annual Meeting minutes, supported by Dotski. Motion carried.

The 2002-2003 financial statement of the General, Road, Liquor and Cemetery Funds and the 2003-2004 Proposed Budgets were reviewed.  Haig made the motion to approve the budgets for all funds, supported by Dotski.  Motion carried.

Haig made motion to adjourn the meeting, supported by Dotski. Adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


PRESENT:  Ginop, Dotski, Tracey, Haig    ABSENT: Antkoviak

OTHERS PRESENT:  Jackie & Quinter Burnett, Richard Buehler, Don Rader, Wil Mandrick, Paul & Walter Nows

A motion by Haig, supported by Dotski to accept the March 11, 2003 meeting minutes.

Munro Township attorney, Tim MacArthur, explained that the State Legislature passed the Metro Act.  This is a broad band internet connection which the state will charge $.05 a foot for service on cable and internet service.  A township that does not charge a franchise fee for cable modem services may adopt a telecommunications right-of-way resolution before April 30, 2003 to be eligible to receive its allocated share of the 20% of the annual fees.

A motion was made by Tracey, and supported by Haig, to adopt the resolution.  Upon the call vote the following voted “aye”:  Ginop, Dotski, Tracey, Haig.   Antkoviak was absent.

Tracey declared the motion passed unanimously and the Resolution duly adopted.

Mr. MacArthur distributed the new lease agreement, and explained the terms and conditions to lease the fire sub station between Munro Township and the Joint Administrative Fire Board of the Inverness Fire Department.  After some minor changes, Haig made the motion to accept the lease wording, supported by Tracey.  All favored saying “aye”.  Motion carried.

The lease will be presented to the fire board for approval on Thursday evening.  Next month the two boards will sign the lease at the May meeting.

Mr. MacArthur presented the township board with his annual retainer agreement of $500.00.

Haig made the motion to accept the retainer agreement, supported by Ginop.  Motion carried.

The Michigan Townships Association asked if townships would like to be paired with another township to exchange ideas and information in order to benefit both communities.  Munro decided not to participate at this time.

Ginop asked that Tracey and Haig prepare an ad asking for bids for the township cemetery care for the year 2003.  A sealed bid should be received and opened at the May 13th meeting.

Clean up day for the township will be Saturday, May 24th beginning at 7:00 a.m.  All trash will be picked up at the road in front of residents homes.

The May 13th meeting will be held at the fire sub station. The June-October meetings will be held at the township hall.

Ginop made the motion to pay the monthly bills amounting to $3,016.49, supported by Dotski.  Motion carried.

Haig made the motion to adjourn, supported by Dotski.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Linda N. Ginop
Munro Township Clerk