LYONS TWP REG. MEETING
DEC 6, 2021
The meeting was called to order with the Pledge to the Flag. There were citizens 6 and 4 board members present. J Thelen was absent.
Minutes to the meeting were presented for review. A motion to accept the minutes was made by R Scheurer and supported by C Babcock. Motion carried.
C Babcock asked for a moment of silence for Tony Thelen Sr. former Supervisor of Lyons Township who passed away.
C Babcock wanted to thank J Thelen for the insight to look into the former doctor’s office to purchase for our new office building.
Correspondence: There was no correspondence.
Cemetery: J Wickham was on vacation all of November, so the road was not graded, and J Heckman was not able to get with him on the Vanderveen plots.
Public comment: There was no public comment.
Treasurer’s report: A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.
A motion to move $200,000 out of Independent bank and into a different bank into a CD was made by A Hengesbach and supported by B Scheurer. Motion carried.
Bills in the amount of $34,410.16 to the general 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: Jason Orton, our insurance rep was here to discuss our renewal. He also brought us a dividend check for $681.70 from Accident fund. Jason asked the board if we wanted to have cyber insurance and the board agreed we should have it. A motion was made to buy cyber insurance by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. A roll call vote was taken, R Scheurer yes, A Hengesbach yes, C Babcock yes, J Heckman yes. J Thelen was absent. Motion carried.
Ionia County Prosecutor was here to discuss the child advocacy program I’M SAFE. This started in January of 2015 and has grown tremendously. This organization helps children who have been abused in Ionia and Montcalm counties. Since 2015 there have been about 1747 victims that have been helped with this program. They have full time and part time workers. It costs $1,250.00 per child to run this program that is free to families. I’M SAFE gets a grant but they need to have a 20% match. They are just trying to get the word out, so people know they are there to help. Lyons Township gives to support this program and will continue to give as they can in the future.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.