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FROM THE SUPERVISOR’S DESK
NOVEMBER – TIME IS FLYING BY . . . WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN OUR FIRST SNOW FALL
October Board business included reappointing David Nussdofer and Chad Impellizzeri to the ZBA and Lora Carleton and Jeffrey Clarke to the Planning commission. The township is fortunate that we have strong people on both of these commissions. We also approved funds for necessary maintenance work on the boat launch and decided to hold off on doing the surveys on the road ends.
At this point there is nothing major on our November Agenda. The first draft will be placed on the web site on Thursday, November 16, after 2 pm.
Anyone interested in joing the Planning Commission can contact me as I am interested in having people available for any vacancies that may occur.
The Clerk is looking for individuals that would be interested in helping with elections in 2024. There are new rules going in effect and there will be three separate elections that we’ll be managing through. Please contact the Clerk’s office if you can help. It is a paying position.
A quick snapshot of our October YTD financial results are as follows:
YTD OCTOBER 2023
REVENUE $ 350,490 Higher than budget by $100,667 . . Down $(61,686) vs 2022
EXPENSES ($1,381,819) Lower than budget by $188,305 . . Higher than prior year $(101,673)
NET ($1,031,329) Net change: positive to budget $288,972 and negative to prior year $(163,359)
The cash position remains strong as we have a total of $1,453,611 with $511,427 in the General Fund.
Further details will be found in my financial report to the Board at the November 21 Board meeting.
The November Board meeting is Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Final Board package and agenda will be online after 2 PM on Saturday November 18.
The Planning Commission meeting is on November 14 at 7 PM. Check the website for agenda and packages.
CORRECTION: The Zoning Board of Appeals will be having an organization meeting on November 15 and there is no case to be heard.
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The supervisor has released his 2023-2024 DRAFT Budget Presentation for the Budget Hearing on March 7, 2023, at 6 PM.
Click here to the Power Point presentation.
Click here to review the budget.
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May is here and summer can’t be far off . . . .
This is coming out later than usual as it has been a very busy month so far. The board approved at the April Board meeting the 2023 road improvement plans and the key areas are as follows: Old Mission Estates gravel roads will now be paved sometime during the summer; the upper portion of Barnes road will be repaired and repaved; a section of Lore Rd will be fixed and repaved; and Stone Circle will be resurfaced with a limestone mixture that should allow that road to hold up better for the next few years.
As mentioned in my last letter, I had been approached by Central Lake Village to see if we would be interested in sharing the cost of an additional police officer. I had an additional discussion this past week. Based on input from the Central Lake Village attorney, the original idea was not going to meet the legal test necessary for our involvement. The attorney provided some alternatives which will be explored at out Board meeting on May 16th. They had received a grant to provide for an officer in the school but had not been successful with getting someone on a part-time basis. Since part of our Township is within the Central Lake School district, our Township has a vested interest in ensuring the students in the Central Lake School district are properly protected.
Here is the snapshot of the financial results in April is located below.