July 10, 2007
Munro Township Hall, 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT:  Antkoviak, Ginop, Dotski, Tracey and Mandrick.
OTHERS PRESENT:  Kathy Antkoviak, Stan and Maureen Antkoviak, Alice Cole, Walter Nows, Paul Nows, Jackie Burnett, Frank Zurawski, Ed Ginop, Joyce Brown Moore, Gary and Ann Douglas and Ann Chastain.

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

MINUTES:  Mandrick made a motion to accept the minutes of June 12, 2007 with the correction that Frank Zurawski is for recycling.  Tracey supported the motion.

Ann Chastain explained the history of the recycling committee and how the recycling program would work.  Ann was on the original recycling committee that was formed by a group of citizens in Cheboygan County.  The cost would be $24.00 per year per household.  To be fair, the committee suggested a “fee” instead of a millage that would be levied on all property, including vacant lots and farmland.

Antkoviak asked who was in favor of the recycling program.  All were in favor except for two residents, which already recycle in Emmett County.

Ginop made the motion to wait a month to find out what the other Townships were going to do.  Tracey supported the motion.   Kathy Antkoviak asked that Munro Township take a stand and approve the Interlocal Agreement with Cheboygan County.  Ginop withdrew her motion, and Tracey withdrew his support.  Ginop made the motion to approve the Interlocal Agreement with Cheboygan County on Recycling. Mandrick supported the motion.  Roll call vote:  Mandrick – yes, Tracey – yes, Antkoviak – yes, Dotski – yes, Ginop yes.  Motion carried.

Tracey made the motion to pay the June bills amounting to $7,736.19, supported by Dotski.  Motion carried.

A letter was received from Jerry and Lisa Atherholt protesting the recycling program.  They want the people to vote on the matter, and participate on a volunteer basis.

A letter was also received from Dennis Lennox protesting the Cheboygan County recycling program.

Mr. Jim Keiser asked about the speeding problem on Douglas Lake Road  Ginop reported that she already talked with the Cheboygan County Road Commission and the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department regarding speed signs.  Mr. Keiser was informed that the Road Commission and Sheriff’s Department would look into the matter.

Gary Wheelock and Steve Wheelock purchased cemetery lots.

Mr. Nathan Harris asked permission to plant a maple tree in his cemetery plot.   Ginop noted that the Munro Cemetery Ordinance states that no trees or shrubs can be planted in lots. Ginop said the township planted 10 trees last year, however, he could donate the tree in memory of his late wife,  but it would have to be planted somewhere else in the cemetery.  Mandrick said he would meet with Mr. Harris and talk about the placement of his tree.

Inverness and Beaugrand Township would like to build a new fire hall on the site of the present fire hall on Woiderski Road.  Being that all four townships own the property and equipment on a percentage, Inverness and Beaugrand would have to buy out Munro and Hebron Township’s share before they could tear down the hall.  Ginop, Mandrick and Hebron Township Clerk, Gary Douglas, had concerns about the rent that Inverness and Beaugrand Township want to charge the Joint Administrative Fire Board.  It was also stated that Inverness and Beaugrand wanted Munro and Hebron to pay their share to demolish the old fire hall.  Ginop noted that once they buy out Munro and Hebron’s share, they have no obligation to pay for the demolition costs.

A motion by Tracey, supported by Mandrick to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Linda N. Ginop
Munro Township Clerk