The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Supervisor Babcock with the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag. Board members present were: J. Heckman, R. Scheurer, J. Thelen.
Absent: T. Thelen.
Three citizens were present.
Minutes of the meeting of May 6, 2019 were presented for review. A motion by Scheurer to
accept the minutes as presented. Motion supported by J. Heckman. Motion carried.
Cemetery: Clerk Heckman reported there were no lot sales and no burials. B. Russell reported
he had completed the wall repair. Another wall is also in need of repair which he stated he
would complete. Board agreed to compensate Mr. Russell for his work. Trustee Scheurer
presented the bid in the amount of $10,603.00 from Williams Asphalt for road repair consisting
of installation of crushed asphalt. Scheurer will contact other area contractors for more bids.
Mr. Russell stated the Township is no longer collecting fee for perpetual care. Board discussed
cost of lots for residents and non-residents alike be increased to $150.00. $50.00 of the lot sale
will be for the perpetual care. The perpetual care fund will continue to be accounted for in a
separate account from lot sales. It was moved by R. Scheurer, supported by J. Thelen to
approve the increase effective July 1, 2019. Roll call vote: C. Babcock: yes, J. Heckman: yes, R.
Scheurer: yes, J. Thelen: yes. Motion carried.
Supervisor Babcock presented photos of stones and foundations that are in need of repair.
Babcock will contact Wickhams for bid on repairs.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
TREASURER’S REPORT: Treasurer Thelen reviewed the accounts with the Board. Thelen
informed the Board that a CD was due for renewal at Union Bank. The rate for 15 mos would
be 2.27%. Board agreed to leave at Union Bank and reinvest at the 15 month rate. A motion to
accept the Treasurer’s report as presented was made by Scheurer, supported by J. Heckman.
Bills in the amount of $20,681.69 to the General Fund and $1,576.50 to the Building Fund were
presented for payment. Motion was made by R. Scheurer, supported by C. Babcock to approve
the payment of bills as presented. Motion carried.
TOWNSHIP BUSINESS: Clerk Heckman informed the Board that Larry Teijema, CPA would be
conducting the annual audit on June 17.
Clerk Heckman reported she has again contacted the Fowler Village in regards to the
agreement with Lebanon Township for fire coverage. The contact person has been ill and
stated that they would provide information for the next meeting.
OTHER TOWNSHIP BUSINESS: None
BUILDING FUND: Trustee Scheurer presented the bid from TL Masonry in the amount of
$3,500.00 for tuck point on South and West wall. Supervisor Babcock has had no response
from company he requested bid on doing the painting and caulking. It was moved by Scheurer,
supported by J. Thelen to accept the bid form TL Masonry. Motion carried.
There being no further business, it was moved by R. Scheurer and supported by J. Thelen to
adjourn at 8:05 pm. Motion carried.
Connie Scheurer, Deputy Clerk