LYONS TWP REG. MEETING
Nov. 1, 2021
The meeting was called to order with the Pledge to the Flag. There were 6 citizens, and 5 board members present.
Minutes to the meeting were presented for review. A motion to accept the minutes with the words members present added to the first paragraph was made by A Hengesbach and supported by R Scheurer. Motion carried.
Correspondence: J Thelen received an email about Alzheimer’s support. The board agreed to put the Alzheimer’s support information on our website.
Cemetery: We have had a lot of rain lately and it has washed out the roads in the cemetery. The board asked J Heckman to get ahold of J Wickham to ask him to grade the roads. There is a headstone in the southeast corner of the cemetery that has fallen over.
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.
Bills in the amount of $50,258.61 to the general fund and $24,166.43 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: J Heckman invited Kim Thelen from Pewamo to the meeting to introduce her as the new Deputy Clerk.
Robert Rose, Drain Commissioner, was here to ask Lyons Township to sign a petition for consolidating and organizing two or more drainage districts as a single drainage district. This consolidation is of the Clinton and Ionia Intercounty with the Cook intercounty Drain. This will now be known as the Clinton and Ionia Intercounty Drain Drainage district. A motion to sign the petition and consolidate the two drainage districts was made 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.
Bob Vanderveen was here again to see if we have found anything out on his wife’s family headstones. J Heckman will get with the sexton before the next meeting to try and get some answers.
The dry hydrant is being pushed back till spring to be put in.
The board would like an itemized list of expenditures for the new office.
Building: We are in our new building. Julie Bennett has expressed interest to do the cleaning of the new office. A motion was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach to except Julie Bennett’s bid of $30 an hour to clean the office. Motion carried.
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:20 was made by R Scheurer and supported by A Hengesbach. Motion carried.