Minutes for Regular Meeting of May 12, 2014

Present:  Supervisors, Tina McKeever, Roger McKeever, Deb Johnson; Treasurer, Alicia Kangas; Fire Chief, Phil Bonin; Commissioner Bruce Martinson;  Assistant Clerk, Gale Ring; and residents of Schroeder. Absent:  Clerk, Doug Schwecke

The meeting was called to order by T. McKeever at 7:00p.m.

The minutes of April 08, 2014.  R. McKeever moved to approve.  D. Johnson seconded.  Minutes approved.

Treasurer’s Report:  Receipts for April totaled $1.85.  Disbursements totaled $$39,712.67.  Ending checkbook balance as of April 30, 2014 was $5,465.77.  R. McKeever moved to approve the Treasurer’s report.  D. Johnson seconded.  Treasurer’s Report approved.

Claims 3279-3294 for $4,960.28 were approved with R. McKeever making the motion to approve and D. Johnson seconding.

Lodging Tax had not been received as of this date.

Bruce Martinson:  Covered the update on the five year plan for the county scheduled for 2016.  Items such as signs to be discussed for the plan.  It was mentioned that the county needs to grade Dyer Lake Road.  A cable is exposed after the harsh winter.

Fire and Rescue:  There was one call.  There were a few other calls that were cancelled.  P. Bonin is currently holding a fire department meeting at the same time as the board meeting, so he excused himself to attend the fire meeting.  On May 31st there will be the annual fire fighters’ training with instructors.  They will practice tearing apart cars. Also, attended Chief’s meeting.

Road and Bridge:  Appearance o.k. so far.  Late snow out and late thaw.  Upper corner on Skou Road by transformer will need repair.  R.  McKeever will get with Floyd Johnson to decide how to approach the repairs.

 Cemetery:  no new business.  Fire department asked to be called when need water tank filled.  No apparent erosion of gravel out of the driveway and onto the Cramer.

Recreation:  Port-a-lets are in place at Ball Field and at Father Baraga Cross Park.

Maintenance:  no new business.

 Other Business:   Angela Edgerton will schedule CCC to spray for the Tansy on July 14.  Schroeder will schedule another community clean up day to pull weeds.  Discussed a community clean up day for the playground and Ball Field.

  1. Martinson mentioned that there has been some discussion surrounding whether or not Planning and Zoning should waive permit fees. Would this help the permitting process? General opinion of the board is that the permitting process and approval process itself is what needs improving.  Requires better communication with builders and residents.
  2. McKeever announced that the Lake Cook County Township will have their meeting at Schroeder Hall on October first at 6:00 PM. Schroeder will feed the attendees.
  3. McKeever asked to revisit the idea of limiting a person to a fixed amount of time in which to present their views. He added that they should be allowed to continue their thoughts (or a rebuttal) at a later time. B. Martinson reminded board that a time limit does exist in the records of Schroeder Township.

McKeever moved to adjourn at 8:02P.M. D. Johnson seconded. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,


G. Ring

Asst. to Township Clerk