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Pierson Township: Sewer Management
The Transition from Montcalm County Drain Commission to Pierson Township is underway!
April Sewer billings for both Little Whitefish and Big Whitefish Sewer were mailed from the County on the Pierson paper on April 1.
Little Whitefish had a second, corrected billing on 4/2 with debt service. Please pay the Debt Service & O/M. Two checks are fine.
Checks are to be payable to Pierson Township Treasurer and mailed or dropped off at the township.
21156 W. Cannonsville Rd, Pierson, MI 49339.
The Township Board along with it's refinance team of Miller Cranfield and Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors along with Attorney Rob Thall closed on the refinance of the 1997 & 2006 Little Whitefish Lake Sewer Bond on April 8 with a lower interest rate and 15 year end. The Debt Account will be billed at 2.95% for the 15 year term.
Pierson Township has received half of the O/M funds from both LWL & BWL and all Debt Account funds. The County Drain Commission is doing an audit of the account, then the remainder of the funds will be transferred to the township.
The Sewer Advisory Committee "SAC" will then look at the accounts, O/M and debt amounts being collected to address the schedule of fees being collected.
Sewer Advisory Committee or "SAC"
The Sewer Authority Committee "SAC" will be meeting on April 20 at 5 pm. The committee is comprised of:
Miles and Mary Underwood from Big Whitefish Lake, Brent Boden, Steve Campbell and Bob Coffin from Little Whitefish Lake. Supervisor Dan Buyze and Al Evink from Maintech make up the rest of the crew.
The SAC will oversee budgets and planning of the sewer systems and treatment center.
(Agenda or Minutes when available):
July 22, 2021
October 19, 2021
January 18, 2022
Late Notice Billings
A one time 10% penalty is added to late billings and a recurring 1% will be added to late billings.
COUNTY SEWER AUDIT
On August 17 the Township Board approved the County Drain offer of 1/2 the variance of the Sewer Audit of the BWL & LWL Sewer accounts.
If it is discovered there are misappropriated funds between accounts , they will be corrected by Pierson Township.
On August 10, 2021 at 6 pm the Township Board held a meeting to discuss the findings of the County Audit of the Big Whitefish Lake Sewer O/M Fund and the Little Whitefish Lake Sewer O/M Fund.
In attendance with the Board (Bergman absent) was the Sewer Advisory Committee, Todd Sattler the County Drain Commissioner, Pat Carr, County Commissioner, and Ron Baker, County Commissioner. In addition, Kevin Gilfillian the BWL Association President and Brent Boden, President of the LWL Association. Many lake residents were present.
For the draft minutes from the meeting click here. They will be approved at the next Board meeting on August 17 at 7 pm.
Even though the BWL and LWL associations approved taking the County offer of half the variance, the Board was unable to pass a motion. This will go on the Board Agenda on August 17.