Meeting Minutes 2-7-23

LEROY TOWNSHIP BAORD MEETING                                                                                      101

Tuesday February 7, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.

Township Hall – 1685 N. M-52¸ Webberville, MI.

The meeting of the Leroy Township Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the

Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream, Scott R. Diederich.

Absent:  Loretta K. Benjamin.

Also present:  James Utz, Dennis Dyko, Steve Moreno.

The minutes of the January 10, 2023 monthly meeting were reviewed.  Ream moved to

accept the minutes as presented.  Support, Diederich.  The motion passed.

James Utz questioned if the Township Attorney and Planner were going to receive a

draft copy of the updated Wind Ordinance, before the joint meeting, of the Township Board

and the Planning Commission.  Board agreed that would be helpful for review, prior to the meeting.  Dennis Dyko stated that the large number of people in the audience, at Planning Commission work sessions, causes the meetings to drag on.

The 2023 Local Road Program project suggestions, were discussed.  This year’s Matching

Program total allocation available is $45,000.00. The Board members will drive the roads that

are considered a priority, before next month’s Board meeting.

After review of the 2023 Poverty Exemption Income Guidelines and Asset Test Resolution, Diederich moved to adopt Resolution #23-01, with the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Support, Ream. Griffes-Yes,

Ream-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  Motion passed 4-0.

Diederich gave the monthly N.I.E.S.A. report for January, 2023.  The Training Policy for the

Department members was passed, reestablishment of the special recognition awards ceremony

was discussed and the retirement of Deputy Chief, Rod Pfiester was recognized.

After review, of the Resolution to Establish Township Officers Salaries, Diederich moved to

adopt Resolution #23-02, that the salaries shall be increased based on the increase of the

cost of living and/or additional responsibilities.  Support, Ream.  Ream-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Griffes

-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.  The 2023 Organization Meeting is scheduled for

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

The monthly bills were submitted to the Board for review.  Motion by Ream to pay all bills as

presented.  Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

W&L Quality Cleaning, LLC gave notice that they will be retiring, at the end of February.

The Clerk will put an ad in the local newspaper and they will be reviewed, at the March meeting.

Ream moved to adjourn at 7:48 p.m.  Support, Diederich.  The motion passed.

Wilma J. Whitehead, Township Clerk