February Meeting Minutes
LYONS TWP REG. MEETING
FEB 7, 2022
The meeting was called to order with the Pledge to the Flag. There were 2 citizens, and 4 board members present. A Hengesbach was absent.
Minutes to the Dec 17th special meeting for the ordering of the jaws of life were presented for Review. A motion to accept the minutes was made by J Thelen and supported by R Scheurer. Motion carried.
Minutes to the meeting were presented for review. A motion to accept the minutes was made by R Scheurer and supported by J Thelen. Motion carried.
Correspondence: A letter from our attorney’s at Varnum LLP was read stating that Matt Zimmerman is transitioning from Partner to Counsel, which means he is semi retiring. He is turning responsibility over to Mary Kay Shaver.
Cemetery: There is no cemetery report.
Public comment: Sgt. Stan Hoskins who was here as Liaison for the Sheriff’s Department. He said if we have any concerns at the moment to contact Lt. Peters. Sgt. Hoskins is retiring. Thank You for you service Sgt. Hoskins.
Treasurer’s report: A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented was made by R Scheurer and supported by J Heckman. Motion carried.
Bills in the amount of $218,583.54 to the general fund were presented for payment. A motion to pay the bills was made by R Scheurer and supported by J Thelen. Motion carried.
TWP Business: There was a short discussion about the Portland Ambulance Contract. C Babcock has contacted Life Ambulance to come to a meeting to talk about their services so that we can make a decision on what to do about Ambulance service.
C Babcock has suggested that the Board and Election workers receive a 3% raise. There was a roll call vote; C Babcock yes, J Thelen yes, R Scheurer yes, and J Heckman yes.
There was a motion made by R Scheurer and supported by C Babcock to give the Fire Fighters, Election workers, Treasurer and Clerk $500.00 hazard pay from the Covid money. Motion Carried.
J Heckman was asked to try and get a date for an informational meeting between the villages and the township about combining the 2 fire departments into 1.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 was made by R Scheurer and supported by J Thelen. Motion carried.
Julie Heckman, Clerk
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Julie Heckman records these minutes. To contact her, visit the Board Members section of the website.