April 20, 2021


The regular meeting of Newkirk Township was held Tuesday April 20, 2021 at the Newkirk Township Hall.  Supervisor Allan called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present:  Supervisor Gretchen Allan, Clerk Cheryl Fullerton, Treasurer Sharon Gray and Trustees Marilyn Gray and Rick Hall.

Visitors: Commissioner Martin

Visitor Comments: Commissioner Martin ask for correction of last month minutes error on Equalization and spoke briefly on county happenings.

Agenda Approval:R. Hall moved to approve the agenda M. Graysupported; motion carried 5-0.

February 16, 2021 draft minutes and financial report:  M. Gray moved to approve the March minutes with a correction of training in Equalization at 27 hundred not 27 thousand;R. Hall supported; motion carried 5-0


Luther Fire Dist. #1 April 1, 2021 draft minutes


a.       $2277.32                 US Treasury (payroll liabilities)

b.      $523.73                   State of Michigan (payroll liabilities)

c.       $38.08                     Great Lakes Energy

d.      $8.25                       Cheryl Fullerton (postage stamps

e.       $49.75                     Election Source $37.50

f.       $37.50                     John Hancock (pension)

g.       $70.00                     Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones (Supervisor emails re: deed

h.      $13.00                     Consumers Energy

i.        $76.61                     Verizon

j.        $93.50                     USPS box rent

k.      $600.00                   Osceola-Lake Conservation District (Hazardous Waste Collection)

l.        $78.69                     Treasurer Tax payment adjustments

Fullerton moved to pay the expenses; R. Hallsupported; roll call motion carried 5-0

Old Business: 

Blite continued monitoring

Continued Review of Storage Ordinance

New Business:

Discussion of the Marijuana Ordinance and Application process will be continued at May meeting.

Adjournment:  R. Hall moved to adjourn; S. Gray supported; motion carried 5-0 meeting adjourned at 9:10pm

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