PRESENT: Antkoviak, Ginop, Dotski, Tracey, Haig
OTHERS PRESENT: Richard Buehler, Ed Ginop, Walter Nows, Paul Nows, Don Rader, Wil Mandrick, John Ormsbee, Larry Quigley
Supervisor Antkoviak called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. at the fire hall.
Pledge to the flag was recited.
Tracey made the motion to accept the October 12, 2004 meeting minutes. Haig supported the motion. Motion carried.
Antkoviak reported that the Cheboygan County Road Commission has $1736.00 in matching funds and $4001.00 in unmatching funds for Munro Township. Antkoviak told the board that the Weadock Road needs to be resealed again. Mr. Paul Nows said that no township money should be used to reseal Weadock Road. Money should be spent on other roads that need improvements. Ginop said resealing of Weadock Road was never mentioned when the board agreed to spend the matching funds last year on seal coating the road. Mr. Walter Romanik, who owns Romanik’s Ranch on Weadock Road paid for the matching half of the cost to seal coat Weadock Road. Some residents stated that maybe Mr. Romanik should pay for the resealing.
Antkoviak presented at bill from The Well Drilling Company amounting to $357.50 for the flag pole at the hall. Ginop questioned why it took 2 ˝ hours labor to put up a pole. At the last meeting, Antkoviak said he’d get a pole, put it in himself. The township would pay for materials only, no labor charge. Antkoviak said he did not charge for his time, his brother’s company charged for his men’s work. Ginop suggested paying the bill, it was still cheaper than the other bids the township received.
Mr. John Ormsbee of the Afton Deer Management explained his concern regarding the present deer herd future. Tracey made the motion to support the Afton Deer Management Program. Haig supported the motion. All favored saying “Aye”. Mr. Ormsbee asked that the Open Letter to Concerned Citizens of Michigan be printed in the minutes.
AN OPEN LETTER TO CONCERNED CITIZENS OF MICHIGAN
WHEREAS, We, the membership of Afton Deer Management, a Michigan nonprofit corporation, do hereby voice our concerns regarding the present status of Michigan’s deer herd and its future.
Our mission is to explore all potential measures so as to foster the cultivation and maintenance of a healthy and well-managed deer herd for the enjoyment of generations of hunters through education, planting and cultivating of crops for the sole purpose of feeding the deer herd and providing nutrition for a stronger deer population, and for select clear cutting to promote new foliage for deer consumption.
As part of this mission, we are requesting your support in our endeavor to bring about the enactment of measures to ensure the quality of the future deer herd in Michigan. By pledging your support, you will be assisting our organization in bringing about the enactment of public policies that will effectuate changes to present deer population control measures, which do not adequately safeguard the prosperity of Michigan’s deer herd for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations of hunters and other sportsmen.
As part of our dedication to the cultivation and maintenance of a healthy and well managed deer herd, we are putting forth every effort to make certain that measures are put into place so as to guarantee a thriving deer herd for ensuring generations to enjoy. An accurate deer count in every Michigan county, as well as the maintenance of an appropriate buck-to-doe- ratio, proper volume and distribution of deer hunting licenses, and the most beneficial scheduling of hunting seasons are all tantamount to the future prosperity of Michigan’s deer population.
Effective deer herd management is a concern to all Michigan residents. The economies of many Michigan communities depend on the annual influx of hunters and sportsmen to their respective areas. Any decline in the quality of Michigan’s deer population could have negative economic impact in these communities and, ultimately, the state of Michigan itself. Therefore, Afton Deer Management is respectfully requesting your support of our continuing efforts to fulfill our mission of ensuring the future success of Michigan’s deer herd. By signing the original copy of this letter, you or your organization can assist us in expressing that our mission is of concern to every Michigan resident.
Afton Deer Management thanks you for pledging your support.
Haig made the motion to pay the monthly bills amounting to $3,639.43. Tracey supported the motion. All favored saying “Aye”.
Ginop swore in the newly elected officials, each signing the oath of office.
Robert Haig regrets to inform the board that he has to resign his position of Trustee because of personal reasons. The board accepted his resignation. Ginop suggests posting the position in a newspaper ad and fill the trustee position at the next meeting. The trustee appointment would be till the next election.
Ginop made the motion to adjourn, supported by Dotski. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Linda N. Ginop
Munro Township Clerk