Sunday, February 1, 2015

                     December 2,2014
      The Township of Bear Creek held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday
 December 2nd, 2014 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 Jeff Scallon, Supervisors; Sheila
Carver, 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 Jeff Scallon , 2nd, and carried.
    Road work being done was discussed. Sand, salt,etc. ordered for the
winter season.
       The levies were all in the township for the schools and the taxes were
 at the county after  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.
      The tax sheet  needed to be completed and sent to the state that we are
 compliant with our tax levy.
      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
 2015. This was the Spring Newsletter and sent out with the taxes.
    New structures in Bear Creek sheet was given to Harold. Pat Barrot putting
up a shed. Peter  Geise is now builing a house instead of a shed so $75.00
more due to township.
    Funds were moved from  the equipment account to the general fund
as the roads cost more than anticipated for 2014.
    The treasurer was given a check of $280.00 for postage  to mail
out the taxes.
    The tavern licenses report was completed and sent to the state.
   Lottery credit and First Dollar sheets were run for the board.
   The fire departments are making some changes in their services.
 More on this later.
   New law in permits of husbandry, transporting equipment in areas,
and Marty McCluskey appointed to issue the permits on this. Weights
and limits of distance included in this.
   The January meeting was set for January 6th at 8:00 P.M..
   The 2015 Caucus was set for January 6th at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall
to place names on the April ballot for the board for the next 2 years.
 Clerk to post and publish the Caucus.Town monthly meeting will be
 held immediately following the Caucus.

     Motion was made by  Harold Emerson , 2nd , and carried to close the Township
 books as of  December 31,2014  for 2014.
    The tobacco selling permit papers were completed and sent to the state.
Even if we have no permits out.
     The ballots were ordered for the February 17th election and the April 7th
     Clerk to have the W-2s ready by the next meeting  . Also new binders
 for the board for 2015
      The patrolman was given a Holiday Bonus.
      The election board for the next  year includes Judy Brassington, Phyllis
Meister, Ken Blum, Cathie Faber, Emma Needham, Jane Furchgot, and Rose Gilligan. 
      The patrolman is to be paid 1/2 of his insurance in January and 1/2 in July .
     Bills were paid as presented and approved by the board.
     Motion was made   at 9:00  P.M. byJeff Scallon to adjourn the meeting, 2nd
and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the meeting.
   Recorded this 2nd  day of  December , 2014 by Clerk of  Bear Creek Township
                           Mrs. Lawrence  (Eileen)Eberle

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