All items listed are
considered to be routine by the Board and will be enacted by one motion.
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Board member or
Citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the
Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.
a.)Approval of December 11, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes
b.)Dec. 16, 2008 Planning Commission Report
3.Fireworks Permit Policy
5.Burnham & Flower Insurance Renewal
Farm Repair Invoice
7.MHOG Funding for Improvements
8.Sunridge Sewer Cleaning Invoices
9.Green Sheet Delivery Issues
and City of
Joint Planning Committee
11.School District Elections
Summer Tax Resolution
Road Pump Station
Call to the Public
MEMBERS PRESENT:Bob Hanvey,
, Travis Hodge, Dan Lowe, and Scott Lloyd
Les Andersen asked to have an item
added regarding bridges.
motioned to approve the agenda as amended.
Andersen motioned to approve the consent agenda.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion
Les Andersen motioned to have Bob Hanvey check with the attorney
on the procedure to prohibit fireworks displays in the township.Dan Lowe seconded.Motion
Dan Lowe and
discussed progress on this project.Bob
Hanvey gave the board members information on
meter readings.The deadline is
for the schedule to be submitted to OHM.
motioned to send a notice to Mr. Jappaya regarding non-compliance if the
schedule received by OHM isn’t satisfactory.
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
BURNHAM & FLOWER INSURANCE RENEWAL
Beal motioned to accept the quote from Burnham &
Flower with the optional $2,500 deductible, for a total amount of $42,694.
seconded.Discussion:Dan Lowe asked about workman’s comp and sewer liability and said
the township should check on what the City of
is doing (AI #1.)Roll
call vote:Lowe, Lloyd, Beal,
, Andersen, Hodge—all yes.Motion
FARM REPAIR INVOICE
Dan Lowe motioned to withhold
remaining payment of $5,868.58 until the repairs are done.Scott Lloyd seconded.Motion
MHOG FUNDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS
Bob Hanvey asked the board members
for feedback regarding the method for making improvements to the system.He passed out a rate sheet with comparisons to other municipalities.No action is required on this item at this time.
SUNRIDGE SEWER CLEANING INVOICES
Lynn Ward, a resident in Sunridge,
was present to discuss the recent repairs that were made.Bob Hanvey passed out a sketch.The
board members discussed how this problem may have occurred, and what could
be done in the future to prevent this type of problem.Dan Lowe said he’s talked with Erv Suida from the City of
and said that no Certificate of Occupancy should be issued without the
city’s approval.Mr. Lowe also
said that certain subdivisions should be identified to be sure everything is
Andersen motioned to pay Lynn Ward $650 from Sewer
O&M fund as reimbursement for repairs.
seconded.Roll call vote:
, Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
GREEN SHEET DELIVERY ISSUES
Lowe motioned to direct the Planning Commission to create an ordinance
prohibiting newspaper delivery on the ground, with a $500 penalty for
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
JOINT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Tammy Beal motioned to adopt the resolution as presented
supporting the creation of a joint advisory committee with the City of
seconded.Roll call vote:Beal, Andersen, Hodge,
, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.Resolution
Les Andersen motioned to approve hosting school elections in
November of even years.Travis
Hodge seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
Les Andersen said he talked with Mike Crain regarding stimulus
package funding for bridge repairs based on an article he read in the
News.Mr. Crain said projects
will probably have to be “shovel-ready” to qualify for funding.Bob Hanvey said OHM did some evaluation of the
bridge, and will check with
Phil Westmoreland(AI #2.)
Paula Wyckoff said there is a copy of
the tax resolution and agreement with Howell Public Schools for summer tax
collection in the packet.
Hanvey said the city got bids for the
pump station and the contract was awarded to Lightning.He also said the city would like to put monitors in the pump stations
at a cost of approximately $500-600 each.Dan Lowe said only three or four pump stations have three-phase.
Paula Wyckoff said she sent everyone an
email with a link to the HAPRA master plan.
Marion Township Parks & Recreation Committee will meet on Tuesday,
January 20 at
Tammy Beal said the next Steam Engine meeting is scheduled for
Monday, January 19 at
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
696 Hewitt, said he is glad to be back in the community after 30 years.He also said the City of
crew did a good job on the recent sewer problems.
Arsenault from Pfeffer, Hanniford and Palka brought copies of the final
audit report.Bob Hanvey said
the cash flow analysis will be done soon.He has some concerns on how the repairs at Crystalwood will be
Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at