July 20, 2021

The regular meeting of Newkirk Township was held Tuesday July 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:L. Monroe, Commissioner Dawn Martin

Visitor Comments:L. Monroe stated that an affidavit needs to be done for the Quick Claim Deed for S. State Rd.  The county gave the wrong property description.  G. Allan will prepare the affidavit.

Agenda approval and June 15, 2021, draft minutes, and financial report: R. Hall moved to approve the agenda M. Graysupported; motion carried 5-0


a.       Luther Fire Board Minutes of July 12,2021, and letter

b.      CM Rubber Technologies, Inc, G. Allan will sign contract for tire removal and return.

c.       Ballot for MML Workers’ Compensation Fund (Trustee Election) G. Allan will completer and return



a.       92.00         Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund

b.      3492.00     Burnham & Flower Agency, Inc (Insurance)

c.       37.50         John Hancock (pension plan)

d.      45.15         Pioneer Group (cleanup ad)

e.       76.13         Verizon (phone and internet

f.       40.00         Independent Rural Waste Services LLC (cemetery dumpster)

g.      15.03         Consumers Energy

h.      38.08         Great Lakes Energy

i.        120.00       Marilyn Gray, 12 Deputy Treasurer Hours

j.        102.79       Richard Hall, cemetery pump parts

k.      101.20       Richard Hall, mileage 2 x Cadillac, 1 x Baldwin 176 miles

l.        60.01         CV Kwik Mart (Carrieville) cemetery mower gas

m.    475.66       Richard Hall, cemetery hours 40.5

n.      5.00           Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Audit

o.      16402.42   Luther Fire district #1 August 1, 2021, payment


C. Fullerton moved to pay the expenses; S. Graysupported; roll call motion carried 5-0


Old Business: 

 Blite:  There is progress on May Road, we will continue to monitor.          

Any road repair is on hold, as well as payoff of Fire Loan until we have clarity on how we can use the MRM Fund.

New Business:

C. Fullerton moved to accept the bid from Krisch Tree Removal, S. Gray supported motion carried 5-0 roll call. (Cemetery trees)

R. Hall moved to accept the bid from K& M Trailor Removal, M. Gray supported motion carried 5-0 roll call. (Storage Building in Cemetery and Mobile Home and two sheds on Frost Drive) S. Gray will seek permits from Building Department this week.

We are still seeking advice how we can use the MRM Fund.  


Adjournment:R. Hallmoved to adjourn; C. Fullerton supported; motion carried 5-0 meeting adjourned at 8:45pm

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