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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA

Thursday, February 23, 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 February 9, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    MHOG Agenda/Minutes

c.)    HAFA Agenda/Minutes

3.)    Copperfield Representative

4.)    Crystalwood/Foxfire (Bring Back)

5.)    Home Town Agreement

6.)    SAD Reinbursements

7.)    Marion Township Roads

8.)    Marion Oaks

Correspondence/Updates

  • Pending Litigation
  • MWEA

Call to the Public

Adjournment

MInutes

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:                 None *********************************************************************************************************************************

CALL TO ORDER

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

PLED GE OF ALLEGIANCE

BOA RD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Helen Haessly, one of the candidates for the trustee position, introduced herself to the board members.

Fire Chief Andy Pless was present to discuss the fire millage proposal in the upcoming election.  The HAFA is asking to replace the 1.1 mills with 1.5.  Chief Pless encouraged everyone to vote on Tuesday.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Bob Hanvey asked to have two items added:  #9—Board of Review Letter Appeals Resolution, and #10—Procedure for Trustee Evaluation. Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Paula Wyckoff seconded.
Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

COPPERFIELD REPRESENTATIVE

Richard Newman, president of the Copperfield Homeowner’s Association, was present to ask for the board’s input on the emergency exit in Copperfield.  Bob Hanvey said the township is the successor developer.  Information from the attorney on the funding options will be presented at the next meeting.

CRYSTALWOOD/FOXFIRE

Bob Hanvey said that he, Tammy Beal and Gary Markstrom met with Mr. Doyen regarding an easement.  Bob Hanvey said the balance on Mr. Doyen’s water REU is approximately $1,000 and suggested the township could pay it off as compensation for the easement.  Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to have the engineer and attorney prepare an easement document.  Scott Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote: Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen—all yes.  Resolution passed 6-0.

HOMETOWN PURCHASE AGREEMENT

An updated agreement will be presented at the next board meeting.

SAD REIMBURSEMENTS

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to request the Livingston County treasurer to withhold reimbursements for the Mitch Harris parcels listed on the handout.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 6-0.

TOWNSHIP ROADS

Quotes from Michigan Chloride, Advanced Dust Control, and MBH are included in the packet.  Dan Lowe said the first application of the season should be the entire township, then as needed for subsequent applications.  Tammy Beal will confirm with Michigan Chloride that they can do five miles at a time as opposed to the entire township (AI #1) for the remainder of the applications.  She will also ask Tim Johnson how many gallons of salt brine are normally used on the roads (AI #2.)

MARION OAKS

Nothing has been paid yet on this parcel’s property taxes; they have until March 31, 2012.  Bob Hanvey said an appraiser for the bank has been collecting information.

BOARD OF REVIEW LETTER APPEALS RESOLUTION

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to  allow Marion Township residents and non-residents with property in Marion Township to file an appeal by letter to the Board of Review that will preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.  The letter must arrive at the township by 5:00 pm on March 14, 2012.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Resolution passed 6-0.

TRUSTEE EVALUATION

Seven resumes have been received to date.  Tammy Beal will inform the applicants via email that they will be given the opportunity to make a one-minute statement to the board at the March 8 meeting and asked questions by the board members (AI #3.)

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Pending Litigation:  The Prusack hearing has been postponed for one week.

The meeting with the City of Howell regarding sewer rates was cancelled; however, Bob Hanvey said Shea Charles indicated they would be requesting a substantial increase.

Included in the packet is a letter from the Michigan Water Environment Association announcing Greg Tatara as the Public Utility Management Professional of the Year.

Tammy Beal said she received a master plan amendment from the City of Howell, which is available in her office for review and comment.  Comments are due to Erin Perdu by March 8.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

ADJOURNMENT

Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:31 pm.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.