Friday, January 2, 2009

Minutes for December 2008

December 2,2008

The Township of Bear Creek held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday December 2nd, 2008 at the Bear Creek Town Hall with the meeting called to order at 8:00 P.M. by Chairman Marty McCluskey.
Present included : Harold Emerson and Dale Nachreiner, Supervisors; Sheila Tafs, Treasurer; Tim McCluskey, Patrolman; and Eileen Eberle, Clerk.
Minutes to the last meeting were read by the Clerk. Motion to approve as read was made by Harold Emerson , 2nd, and carried.
Treasurer’s report was given by the treasurer.Motion to approve as presented by Dale Nachreiner , 2nd, and carried.
Road work being done was discussed. Sand, salt,etc. ordered for the winter season.
Bindl/Bauer called and stated all bills to the town were currently paid..
The levies were all in the township for the schools and the taxes were at the county before Thanksgiving to be run.The clerk needs to complete the tax roll book, complete the Statement of Taxes before the 3rd Monday in December, and complete the levy report for the Department of Natural Resources so we get the In Lieu of Taxes money.
Smart Growth meetings are being held at the Town Hall monthly. They will meet in January.
The December town board meeting was held December 2nd, 2008. The January meeting will be January 6,2009 at 8:00 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall.
The 2009 Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates for the township offices whose names will appear on the April 7,2009 ballot will be held Tuesday January 6th at 7:30 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall. These terms are for 2 years and will start at the Annual Meeting to be held Tuesday April 14th at the Bear Creek Town Hall starting at 8:00 P.M. Caucus notice to be published and posted by the clerk.
The patrolman was given a Christmas bonus.
Pay for meetings was raised to $35.00 per meeting. Chairman salary of $2,000.00 per year. Supervisor 1 and Building Inspector salary is $1,800.00. Supervisor 2 salary is $1,600.00 per year.
A sheet was completed on the school levies, news of upcoming events in the township and copies to go out with the taxes. Also the new recycling sheet for 2009. This was the Spring Newsletter and sent out with the taxes.
The assessor has to attend meetings in 2009 so that we are in compliance with the state on our assessments.
The Clerk attended an energy meeting put on by the Town’s Association and brought back information for the board.
The Smart Growth check came in the amount of $3,686.18. Also a bill for $8626.64 which is due in January. Then we should get a reimbursement of $8,313,82 in the summer of 2009 and this should complete the billing of the Smart Growth Planning assistance from the county.
Motion was made by Dale Nachreiner, 2nd by Marty McCluskey to close the Township books as of December 31,2008 for 2008.
The tobacco selling permit papers need to be completed and sent to the state. Even if we have no permits out.
The board was paid for the budget meetings and the Smart Growth Committee paid for the 4th quarter.
Bills were paid as presented and approved by the board.
Motion was made at 8:50 P.M. by Sheila Tafs to adjourn the meeting, 2nd and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the meeting.
Recorded this 2nd day of December , 2008 by Clerk of Bear Creek Township
Mrs. Lawrence (Eileen)Eberle