The Saline Township Board unanimously approved the township’s FY18 budget at their meeting on Monday evening. The proposed spending of $611,581.00 represents an increase of $57,441.00 over the previous years’ spending.
As township clerk Kelly Marion highlighted the changes in the FY18 budget, she noted that much of the increase in spending is found in funds support repair work on the township’s roads and bridges.
Township supervisor Jim Marion asked for clarification if the proposed budget included an increase in the compensation for citizens who served on township boards and commissions. Ms. Marion said that everyone who served on a township board or commission would receive a small increase in their compensation.
The township board also approved township hall maintenance supervisor to explore the purchase and installation of new windows for the township hall. Clerk Marion noted the women who staff the hall during national, state and local elections have complained about how cold they get when in the hall for several hours.
The board approved the language in two resolutions approving a 425 Agreement with Washtenaw County and the Washtenaw County Road Commission to facilitate the repair of the Macon road bridge.
The 425 Agreement refers to Public Act 425 of 1984, which is also known as the Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer of Property by Contract Act. The 425 Agreement provides a means for local units of government (in this case Saline Township, Washtenaw County and the road commission to share tax revenues. The three local units of government are sharing tax revenues to repair the Macon road bridge.
Township Supervisor Jim Marion announced that the Washtenaw County Road Commission will be attending the April 9 township board meeting. The road commission is expected to outline the road repair schedule for 2018 as well as give township residents a chance to ask questions or air concerns over local road conditions.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.