AUSABLE TWP. – The AuSable Township Board of Trustees met via Zoom, on Monday April 5, and approved Resolution 2021-1, Resolution Affirming Local State of Emergency.
According to Superintendent Leisa Sutton, the state mandate allowing virtual meetings to be in compliance with the Open Meetings Act expired on March 30.
“With the continued restrictions due to COVID it became apparent that we would need items in place for the health, safety and welfare of the elected officials, staff and residents in AuSable Township,” stated Sutton in her Superintendent report.
She said a Local State of Emergency is being put into place to allow the township to continue virtual meetings to allow them to comply with the Open Meetings Act. She added that on March 30, Supervisor Kevin Beliveau declared a Local State of Emergency and the declaration was filed with the local and state emergency managers.
The resolution was presented to board members. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Trustee Alanda Barnes and was seconded by Trustee Ron Janis receiving a 7-0 vote.
Other business included
• Approval of a request from a local Girl Scout Troop to place bird houses behind the bird viewing station at Shoreline Park and along the walking path at Children’s Park for a community service project. A motion to approve the request was made by Barnes and was seconded by Trustee Yvette Ramsdell.
• Approval to hold the 2022 Masters Walleye Fishing Tournament in AuSable Township once an official date as been established. A motion to approve was made by Treasurer Mary Jo Samotis and was seconded by Barnes receiving a 7-0 vote.
• AuSable Township was notified in March that they would receive $195,107 as part of the American Rescue Plan. No action was required as this was only for information’s sake.