Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The board members
TO THE PUBLIC
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
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
Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.Les Andersen seconded.Motion
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
board has 45 days to fill the position, and there are no statutory
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
Beal updated the board on this item.
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.
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.
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.
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
LAKE SAD INVOICE
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
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
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
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
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
TO THE PUBLIC
motioned to adjourn at 8:30 pm.Tammy