June 15, 2021


The regular meeting of Newkirk Township was held Tuesday June 15, 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: none

Visitor Comments:  none

Agenda approval and May 18 & 25, 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 June 3, 2021

b.      Newkirk Township (Principles of Governance) …………. signatures

c.       EGLE Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program

d.      Newkirk Township Audit scheduled for September 13, 2021.




  1.  $          75.00             Rick Hall, May 25th special meeting
  2.             532.77             Michigan Townships Association dues
  3.             406.00             Mika Meyers Becket & Jones emails/medical marijuana amendment
  4.               25.06             Consumers Energy
  5.             116.10             The Pioneer Group, Medical Marijuana Ad
  6.             129.00             The Pioneer Group, Storage Ordinance Ad
  7.               76.82             Verizon
  8.               28.01             CV Kwik Mart, cemetery mower gasoline
  9.             228.00             Domain Listings annual fee
  10.               38.08             Great Lakes Energy
  11.             937.84             Great Lakes Assessing, printing and postage Assessor.
  12.             402.08             Richard Hall, 34 cemetery hours
  13.             178.14             John Deere Financial (replaced last month check to Badger) 
  14.             103.20             The Pioneer Group, Cemetery Tree Removal


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

Old Business: 

Blite a letter was drafted to send to property owner and occupantof property on May Road.

Final copy of the Marihuana Application was presented.

Brine, a mile stretch on State Road and Fullerton Road were added for July’s Brine. M. Gray made to motion to approve $460 to pay for additions and S. Gray supported, roll call motion carried 5-0

Election Computer, R. Hall moved to purchase costing no more than $760.00 M. Gray supported,roll call motion carried 5-0

Payoff of the Fire Hall Loan will be discussed at the July meeting.


New Business:

MRM (Medical Recreational Marihuana) Fund was established, Budget Amendment transferring $235,000 fromthe GeneralFundto line item:  MRMLicense Fees $235,000 in the MRM Fund.  R. Hall made the motion, C. Fullerton supported motion carried 5-0

An ad for bids, will be placed in the Star Paper to demolish and removal of the mobile home and the building by the pump at the North Park Cemetery, C. Fullerton made the motion to run the ad and R. Hall Supported, motion carried 5-0Rick Hall will check in to repairing the pump to working order.  Cheryl Fullerton will call Micro Sanitation for a quote on pumping the bathrooms at the cemetery, and check with Deputy Clerk, Deb Abplanalp about her possibly painting them.   Rick Hall will also in to pricing solar lights for the mower garage at the cemetery.

Sharon Gray will be adding, Returnables for Charity, 25 maximum tires for first trip thru the line and no frigs with freon/compressors will be taken (all during Trash Day August 28th) to the Newsletter.


Adjournment:  R. Hall moved to adjourn; S. Graysupported; motion carried 5-0 meeting adjourned at 9:17pm

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