LYONS TWP REG. MEETING
AUG 2, 2021
The meeting was called to order with the Pledge to the Flag. There were 2 citizens, and 5 board members present.
Minutes to the meeting were presented for review. A motion to accept the minutes with adding in the first paragraph board members present, was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.
Correspondence: There was no correspondence.
Cemetery: J Heckman brought to the board’s attention that Mr. Kimball had come in a month and a half ago upset that his wife’s foundation wasn’t poured yet so their headstone could be placed on it. I had talked to J Wickham to find out what was going on and he informed me he hadn’t gotten any paperwork from Lowell Granite company. Lowell Granite finally sent the paperwork out and J Wickham still had not gotten it poured. He was trying to keep up with mowing with all the rain that had come down. Last I spoke to Lowell Granite they had talked to J Wickham and hopefully this will be resolved soon.
There were a couple foundations poured in the new part of the cemetery we need to ask J Wickham if he did those or if someone did their own.
Also need to ask J Wickham if he will kill the weeds in the middle of the cemetery roads.
Public comment: There was no public comment.
Treasurer’s report: The money received from the selling of the township building and the maturing of the last CD was put into the building fund. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.
Bills in the amount of $31,745.19 to the general fund and $7,616.59 to the building fund were presented for payment. A motion to pay the bills was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.
TWP Business: T Bennett was here from LMFD to discuss the New Grass Rig that was tabled a few months ago. The vehicle should cost approximately $45,000. A motion was made to help LMFD purchase the New Grass Rig by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. A roll call vote was taken R Scheurer yes, A Hengesbach yes, J Thelen yes, C Babcock yes, and J Heckman yes. Motion carried.
The Ionia County Road Department sent a bill of $16,462.71 for the culvert on Stoney Creek. They would like the township to pay for the materials and the ICRD would pay for the labor. The board has asked to have more information on the bids that were considered. This is tabled until next month when we can see all the bids.
C Babcock asked when a survey should be done on the new property, the board agreed it should be done now.
The board would like to thank Kathy Pinkston for cleaning for us. We hope she enjoys her retirement.
Building: T Bennett was here to discuss how the remodeling job is going. They found out the building was never winterized so they found lots of leaks in the pipes. Luckily, they found them before they drywalled. The hope is for the remodeling to be done before our September meeting but with this setback he is unsure.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 was made by R Scheurer and supported by J Thelen Motion carried.