Township minutes 4/24/12

Colon Township Board Meeting

Minutes of APRIL 24, 2012   7:00pm                    Accepted______________________


Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call:

Present: Jackson, McKelvey, Smigla, Zimmerman, Miller

Absent: None


The agenda was amended to include the cemetery, village banners and lakeboard report.


Without objection the minutes of the 3/27/12 regular meeting were approved.                                           Without objection the bills were approved in the amount of $36,747.58.


Ron Taylor was present to discuss the placing of the flags at the cemetery.  He was asking for the flags to be displayed for a longer period.  After discussion by the board it was decided to have the flags in place from Memorial Day until Labor Day.  Motion by Jackson, second by Smigla – all ayes.  The clerk will notify the Legion of the decision.


Zoning report – Lindsey absent.


Attorney Thornton report – Candace Smith paid her lien; will notify the planning commission concerning the zoning ordinance revues.


Supervisor report – McKelvey


Fireboard Report was given by Dan Smigla.


Lake Board Report – George Slouber

You must be 16 to operate a watercraft legally.  The class will be held on 6/2/12 at 9:00 a.m. at the fire department.  Next board meeting is 5-12-12 at 10:00 a.m.


Old business:

  1. Pontom      Software was discussed.  Motion by      Smigla, second by Zimmerman to renew the data manager only.  All ayes.


New business:

  1. Terrorism      Insurance Coverage – the board felt this policy was not needed at this      time.
  2. Jackson      read a letter from the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Shelter.  They were asking for us to consider      signing a contract with them based on $.25 per resident.  Motion by Smigla, second by Zimmerman to      table any decision until we had more information.
  3. Key      distribution – Motion by Jackson, second by Smigla that key distribution      will be by board approval only.  All      ayes.
  4. Zimmerman      presented a form from the Downtown Development Authority to sponsor a      banner to be placed downtown at a cost of $170.00. Motion by Jackson,      second Zimmerman.
  5. Cemetery –      Miller asked that the position for grounds worker be posted.  After board discussion it was decided to      post the job at the library, post office, village hall and township hall.  Applications will be taken for 10      days.  On May 9, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.      the board and cemetery sexton will meet to go over the applications.  Motion by Miller, second by Zimmerman.  All ayes.
  6. Lakeside      cemetery roads will be addressed at the May meeting.





  1. Wayne Held
  2. Tom Whitford


Tom Whitford informed the board that on May 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. a group of Colon citizens, along with Bruce Caswell, will be on the senate floor in Lansing to have Colon declared  the Magic Capitol of the World.


Meeting adjourned.


Sandi Jackson, Clerk

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