STAMBAUGH TOWNSHIP—At its regular Oct. 2 meeting, the Stambaugh Township Board was informed by the water department that the M-73 line replacement should be completed and ready for use by the end of next week.
Township Supervisor Eugene Pellizzaro said that the funds for the bike trail were never requested by the deadline, Aug. 31, so the funds have to be reapplied for.
“I’m not that confident that they will get the funds,” he said. He told the board that he doesn’t know many details now about reapplying.
Before the township could pay its monthly bills, it had to vote to adjust the budget so that its auditor could be paid. Originally, the township had only budgeted $7,000 for the audit, but with the audit expense costing more than than that, the board voted to move $2,200 from the budget stabilization fund into the audit as a line item.
During public comment, Big Bear Road was the only topic discussed. A citizen wanted to know when or if the road would be paved. Pellizzaro said that the Road Commission is aware of the situation, and the first step would be to properly crest the road so that the water runs properly.
The board suggested that he attend the next Road Commission meeting to voice his concern there as well.
Pellizzaro notified the board of a meeting with a business consultant that led to the discussion of her helping to get a business plan to raise money or grants for the Windsor Center.
In other business:
--John Stindt was appointed to the board of appeals.
--A motion was made and approved to support the resolution supporting Belle Isle to Ironwood bike trail.
--Trustee George Brunswick said all flowers must be removed from the cemetery by Oct. 15.
--The board voted to approve the WE Energies franchise renewal.