Webber board holds business session

WEBBRE TWP. - Four members of the Board of Trustees met for a regularly scheudled session of the Webber Township Boardheld April 12. T

While the township treasurer was absent, her deputy sat in on the meeting as a non-voting member.

There were also 17 residents attending.

During the meeting, Fred Warren offered to buy two lots across the street from his home which were cleaned up at township expense. His offer was tabled pending the outcome of foreclosure proceedings on two lots adjacent to the one he is offering to purchase. The county has offered to make these adjoining lots available to the township. This would create one buildable parcel.

The fire department made 16 runs in the month of April. Many were for residents burning trash on no-burn days. These owners will be assessed $175 to cover the cost of suppression under ordinance.

The Board authorized an expenditure of $200 to replace a radio that was accidentally destroyed.

Sandy Clarke announced that the Lake County Community Foundation grant for the park has been approved. She reminded residents that two millages are coming up for renewal at the August election. One is for Dial-a-ride and the other is for 911.

The county has been awarded a grant of $150,000 for emergency home repair and rehabilitation. Applications for these funds may be picked up from 2:30 -4:30 p.m. on May 8 in the Commission Room at the Courthouse. The county is authorized to hire four students in grades nine through 12 and one veteran to help with the program. Applications for these jobs may also be picked up at the Courthouse between 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on May 8.

It was noted that the Mason-Lake Soil Conservation District is putting on a tree seminar on May 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 in the ISD Building in Mason County.

In order to meet one of the requirements of the DNR Recreation Passport Grant for the Park, the township’s 20- year lease with the county had to be converted to a 40-year lease. The township’s share of the cost of making that change is $160. The Board authorized reimbursement of the county for that amount.

Scott Williams reported that the old 4H building at the 4H park cannot be torn down until a glitch in the old lease is cleared up. That should happen in the near future. He also reported that the Amvets and the County Youth Committee had a very successful Easter Egg hunt at the Webber Township Park. The supervisor thanked everyone involved for cleaning up the so thoroughly.

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The board members voted to have the township’s truck painted at a cost of $950 and purchase and license a utility trailer for $325.

Kevin Jewett reported for the Township Recreation Committee that the application for a DNR Recreation Passport grant has been completed and submitted. The committee is planning a program for Get Outdoors Day on June 9 at the Park.

A spring cleanup day was discussed. Scott Williams will have a plan and a cost estimate for the May meeting.

Budget workshops are scheduled for May 15 and 24 at 6:30 p.m.