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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA AND MINUTES

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @
7:30 p.m.

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.      Approval of Agenda  

2.   Consent Agenda

a.)    Approval of January 12, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    January 9, 2012 Heritage Days Minutes

c.)    Assessing Report

d.)    Complaint Report

e.)    DPW Report

f.)     City of Howell WWTP

g.)    Treasurers Report

h.)    Zoning Report

       3. Garden Tractor Pull

       4. Crystalwood/Foxfire (bring back)

       5. Newman Property Transfer of REU

       6.  Home Town Agreement

       7.   Marion Township Roads

       8. Coon Lake SAD Goodman Invoice for $3,412.50

       9. Election Assistant Approval

      Correspondence/ Updates:

·        Pending Litigation

·        Copperfield

·        Cemetery Acreage Requirements

·        Livingston County Animal Control Letter

      Call to the Public

      Adjournment

MINUTES     

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bob Hanvey, Scott Lloyd, Les Andersen, Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, and Paula Wyckoff

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Travis Hodge

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CALL TO ORDER
Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Tammy Beal asked to have an item added before the tractor pull for Trustee. Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

TRUSTEE

Tammy Beal read a resignation letter from Travis Hodge, who has moved out of the community, effective February 6, 2012.  Les Andersen motioned to accept the resignation from Trustee Travis Hodge. Scott Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote:  Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen—all yes.  Motion carried 6-0.

The board has 45 days to fill the position, and there are no statutory requirements with regard to the procedure for filling the vacancy.  Mrs. Beal read a letter from Jim Murray expressing his desire to fill the position.  Scott Lloyd asked if it had to be publicized—the answer was no. Bernie Gerecke said she is also interested in the position, but was unaware of the opening. Scott Lloyd motioned to advertise the vacancy in the Livingston County Press, the township’s website, and WHMI. Resumes will be due by March 1 at noon for inclusion in the March 8 board packets. Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

GARDEN TRACTOR PULL

Tammy Beal updated the board on this item.

CRYSTALWOOD/FOXFIRE

Bob Hanvey updated the board on this item. A meeting was held with MHOG and Tetra Tech this week. More information will be available at Wednesday’s MHOG meeting.

NEWMAN REU TRANSFER

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to move the REU from Parcel #4710-01-300-003 to Parcel #4710-02-400-004,  after it’s paid in full. Tammy Beal seconded. Roll call vote: Wyckoff, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 6-0.

HOMETOWN AGREEMENT

A letter from Mike Kehoe regarding the sales agreement is included in the packet. Bob Hanvey said another draft of the agreement will be available in two weeks.

TOWNSHIP ROADS

Tammy Beal reported that she talked with both Dave Barr from Advance Dust Control and Michigan Chloride, and they will provide quotes for dust control.  Tammy Beal will also contact Hitchcock for price information (AI #1.) Also, Tim Johnson from the LCRC asked what the township’s plans are for road work. Board members discussed Peavy from Tracilee to Mason or Cedar Lake from Jewell to Norton. Dan Lowe said the paved portion of Cedar Lake Road can be repaired, and Ken Recker has a DEQ permit to correct the flow of the river at Peavy Road.

COON LAKE SAD INVOICE

Bob Hanvey said a letter went to the aquatic weed control SAD participants about payment of the Goodman invoice. Les Andersen motioned to pay the invoice from The Goodman Law Group in the amount of $3,412.50 from the SAD fund.  Scott Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote: Beal, Andersen, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes. Motion carried 6-0.

ELECTION ASSISTANT APPROVAL

Les Andersen motioned to authorize the clerk to hire Gary Beal as an election assistant for the February 28 election.  Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll call vote: Hanvey, Lowe, Wyckoff, Beal, Lloyd, Andersen—all yes. Motion carried 6-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Bob Hanvey said he visited the Copperfield site with Vito Serra, who’s working in Crystalwood. Minutes from the Copperfield Homeowner’s Association meeting are included in the packet.

Tammy Beal said John Enos provided information on private cemeteries, and they are required to be a minimum of 20 acres.

Bob Hanvey said a call was received from the bank for Marion Oaks to discuss the township’s interest.

The County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to alter the 2002 through 2007 chargeback interest rate from 1% to ˝% per month. As a result, the township will save money on payback of reimbursement for special assessments. 

An annual pipeline safety program is scheduled for February 21 in Lansing. If interested, Bob Hanvey has the details.

Representatives from the City of Howell will meet at the township next week regarding sewer rates.

Les Andersen reported that Livingston County Animal Control has new guidelines and they have been attending dog shows and picking up business cards from local residents.

The Livingston County Planning Department will have a presentation on the Parks & Recreation master plan on Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 pm, in the board room at the county administrative offices.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

ADJOURNMENT

Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:30 pm.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.