March 14, 2006
Munro Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT – Antkoviak, Ginop, Dotski, Tracey, Mandrick

OTHERS PRESENT: George Bliss, Michael Robinson, Patricia & Keith Sipperley, Paul Nows, Walter Nows, Dale Dotski, Linda & Steve Alexander, Ed Ginop, Keith Ginop, Clay Ginop, Barb & Nat Wilkinson.

Supervisor Antkoviak called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Pledge to the flag was recited.

MINUTES – Tracey made the motion to accept the minutes of Feb. 14, 2006, supported by Mandrick. Motion carried.

BILLS – Tracey made the motion to pay the monthly bills amounting to $5,294.60, supported by Dotski. Motion carried.


Mr. Keith Sipperley asked for copies of letters from attorney, Tim MacArthur, dating December 27, 2005 and February 14, 2006. Discussion was held on three items pertaining to Loznak’s easement.

Mr. Keith Sipperley also asked why it is taking so long to finalize Munro’s Land Division Ordinance. Tim MacArthur is revising it after looking over the Michigan Townships Association’s newest version.

AUDIT – Daniel Nieland turned in a bid of $3,400.00 to do the audit this year. Ginop stated that the lowest bid is not always the best. Years ago the township hired an auditor who turned in a low bid and he kept the township’s books for five months. Ginop made the motion to accept Nieland’s bid, supported by Tracey. Motion carried.



Mr. Sipperley stated that the Loznak/Chastain easement is still not aligned right. It is still an illegal 30’ non-conforming easement from James Juilleret to Chastain’s.


There was a long discussion on the Inverness Fire Dept and Pellston Fire Department regarding Munro Township. Supervisor Antkoviak said Pellston should keep the area they are now covering, including MacArthur Road. Ginop stated that the new fire hall on Levering Road was built for the purpose of faster response time in Munro Township. It was agreed that when equipment was in the new fire hall Munro would give Inverness Fire Department more area to cover. Therefore more money would be paid to their department. Antkoviak reported that Pellston Fire Department would not lower their fire fees for the upcoming year. Ginop said response time is critical and if the township has a building with fire trucks, they should be covering areas closest to them. Pellston would keep the Southwest section of Munro Township and all of Silver Strand Road.

Mr. Dale Dotski, who is a fireman at the Inverness Fire Dept., said there is not enough man- power and equipment at Station No. 2. Firemen Clay Ginop, Keith Ginop and Neil Hill said yes there are enough men to respond; besides the rest of the Inverness Fire Dept. would be assisting.

Mandrick made the motion to have Inverness Fire Department cover MacArthur Road, Brill Road, Reinhardt Road, Ingleside Road, Vincent Road and Koepke Road. Tracey supported the motion. Roll call vote. Antkoviak – No, Dotski - No, Tracey – Yes, Mandrick – Yes, Ginop – Yes. Motion Carried.

Tracey made the motion to take Antkoviak off the Inverness Fire Board and replace him with Mandrick. Ginop supported the motion. Roll call: Antkoviak – No, Dotski - No, Tracey – Yes, Mandrick – Yes, Ginop – Yes. Motion carried.

Tracey made the motion to adjourn the meeting, supported by Mandrick. The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

Linda N. Ginop
Munro Township Clerk