Minutes: January 14, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Presented for approval at the February 8, 2022 Board Meeting


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Chair Michelle Meis, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Supervisor’s present includes Stan Iskierka, Branden Mell, John Paitl, and absent was Supervisor Betsy Rising.  Treasurer Mary Dillner and Clerk Mary Winter were also present. 



Motion to approve the agenda by John Paitl, seconded by Stan Iskierka.  Approved.


Motion to approve the minutes by Braden Mell, seconded by Stan Iskierka.  Approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report by John Paitl, seconded by Branden Mell.  Approved.


Motion to approve paying bills by Branden Mell, seconded by Stan Iskierka.  Approved. 

Treasurer Mary Dillner provided a folder for all board members with information for the audit in February.  Mary Dillner explained the forms that were printed from CTAS for the audit meeting.  Requested board members to email her with any questions they have prior to the February audit meeting giving her time to investigate any questions.   The audit meeting will be held at 6:30 prior to the board meeting in February.  

Open Forum

None at this time.

Road Maintenance Report

  • A lot of small snow falls, did some plowing.
  • Started cutting ice today at corners.  Hard backed basically on corners.
  • Dusting of snow to come this Thursday and Friday.  Potential of plowing.
  • In leu of plowing, I’ll be back on the roads cutting ice and cleaning up corners.
  • We are supposed to have warmer temperatures.  

Liquor License

Motion to approve preliminary liquor license by Branden Mell, seconded by John Paitl.  Approved. 

Committee Reports

  1. Road Committee 
    • We had a few complaints on snow plowing that were easily resolved.  
  1. Budget Committee  
    • Board member Mell asked if the loosing of the restrictions on the ARP funds will change our path forward.  It was determined we will not change our priorities at this time.  Salt shed we will continue to move forward.  The funds will be able to go into our general fund to be used as needed.  Deadline for use of ARP funds is December 2024
    • Board reviewed the proposed 2023 budget.  Total recommendation for 2023 budget $797,800  
    • Board reviewed the proposed levy for 2023.  Recommendation for levy are as follows…
      • Road and Bridge Fund……………………………..$469,640
      • Fire Protection Fund………………………………..$ 61.880
      • General Fund……………………………………….$ 77,510
      • General Obligation Bond Debt Services (Fiber)……$118,350
      • Total recommendation 2023 Levy………………..$727,380
    • Treasurer explained the dust control account.  In the budget we have $13,000, in the levy we have $11,000.  With our new accounting system CTAS as we collect for dust control it will be allocated back in the dust control account as it is received.  
  1. Contract Committee 
    • No update at this time.
  1. Policy Committee  
    • No update at this time.

Old Business

  1. Liquor License – Moved up on agenda after road maintenance report.
  1. Valuation of Nessel Township – Board reviewed Nessel Valuation from the County Auditor Treasurer, Bridgitte Konard from 2019 to proposed 2022 and an example of a resident’s Nessel Township taxes.  Board appreciated information.  
    • Reminder for clerk to add the annual meeting date and time on our website
  1. Salt Shed – Board Chair opened the submitted sealed bids for proposed Salt Shed.  Bid is for precast and the cover for the precast.
    • Greystone $76,425.00 (Quonset style)
    • Lakeside Construction 74,616.52 (Barn style) $76,164.94 (Quonset style)
    • Greystone has an additional $5,000 added to bid for an engineering stamp.  Per the county it is not needed.  The product is engineered and does not need the stamp.  This reduces the amount to $71,425.00.
    • Lakeside Construction included sales.  Nessel Township will provide ST3 tax exemption.  This will reduce the Barn Style bid by $4,248.52.  Total bid $70.368.00.  This will reduce the Quonset Style bid by $4,354.94.  Total bid $71,810.00.
    • Discussion around both companies and bids followed.  Fabric from both companies is the same.  Both companies have an engineered product.  Type of welds were talked about.  Township is responsible for fees and permit.
    • Motion to approve bid from Lakeside Construction for $74,616.52 for the TFSB Fabric Building Barn style salt shed less sales tax of $4,248.52.  For a total of $ 70,368.00 by Branden Mell, seconded by John Paitl.  Approved.
    • Supervisor Branden Mell will provide additional information to Stan Iskierka for Lakeside for signature with the assumptions about start dates and completion dates, with Nessel to provide site work.   Included will be a purchase order, the accepted bid, the bid specs provided by Stan Iskierka, tax exemption form ST3 and a check for 1/3of cost as a down payment $23,456.00.  
  1. Townhall Improvement Quotes – Clerk presented the 9 quotes from suppliers for Nessel Township improvements for flooring, painting and furnace/air exchanger/air conditioning.  It was determined by board to look at a budget number for ARP funds.  Board did not move forward with improvements at this time.  Budget numbers are as follows…
    • Flooring – $10,000
    • Painting – $5,000
    • Furnace/air exchanger/ air conditioning – $25,000
    • Total Budget number – $40,000

New Business

  1. New CTAS Format – Reviewed under Bills.

Motion to adjourn by John Paitl, seconded by Branden Mell at 8:54 pm.   Approved.