Township offices open on President’s Day, board meeting rescheduled

FLINT TWP. — After the board voted to keep township offices open on Feb. 18, President’s Day, following an agreement with the clerical union, it still voted to leave its board meeting moved to Feb. 19.

In the original township calendar for 2019, the Board of Trustees decided to close the offices on Feb. 18 for President’s Day. But that was before settling the contract with the clerical staff, in which they agreed to work President’s Day.

So, at the Jan. 7 Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee Tom Klee made the motion to change the calendar to reflect the offices being open Feb. 18 and to further move the Board of Trustees from Tuesday, Feb. 19 back to its regular day on Feb. 18.

During discussion about the motion, however, Trustee Frank Kasle objected to moving the meeting date.

“I’m against the motion,” said Kasle. “President’s Day is an important day, it’s a national holiday. People may have threeday weekends planned. The meeting is already scheduled for Tuesday. It doesn’t make sense to move it.”

Klee said the contract with the clerical union, where the staff had agreed to work President’s Day, was the reason for the change.

The vote to move the meeting date failed in a 3-3 vote, Supervisor Karyn Miller was absent.

The board then voted to have the offices open on President’s Day, but to keep its meeting set for Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the township offices, 1490 S. Dye Rd.

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