BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and MINUTES

Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 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 10, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    HAPRA Minutes from 12/14/2010

      3.      Mike Arens CIRAB Presentation

4.      Debbie Mikula-HAPRA Presentation

5.      MHOG Update/Transfer of Operational Responsibilities

6.      MHOG Master Operating Agreement (bring back)

7.      Resolution Terminating Prior Master Operating Agreement

8.      MHOG Authorization Letter

9.      Resolution for the Investment Policy

10.  Coon Lake Goose Control Resolution

      11. Resolution to Set Coon Lake Public Hearing

Correspondence/ Updates:

      Pending Litigation

      Howell Township Sewer Rate Meeting

Call to the Public

 Adjournment

MINUTES              

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

 MEMBERS ABSENT:     None

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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

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff asked to have an item regarding approval of Park Committee Officers and Priorities   added as item #12.  Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Travis Hodge motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 C.I.R.A.B. PRESENTATION

Mike Arens explained about the proposed repairs and costs for the waste water treatment plant improvements. He stated that Howell City and Marion are partners in this not customers of one another. The cost share does need to be worked out between Howell City and Marion Township .

Vicki Putala, Environment Director Representative from OHM, has toured the waste water plant and explained the proposal that OHM has submitted for reviewing the City of Howell ’s WWTP upgrade plan.

H.A.P.R.A. PRESENTATION

Deb Mikula, Director of Howell Area Park & Recreation Authority explained the three tiers of rates and how Marion Township‘s share is $62,790. This is the middle level when residents register to participate in a class.

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the H.A.P.R.A. budget for the FY July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 as presented. Les Andersen seconded. Roll call vote: Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff , Andersen, Hodge—all yes. Resolution passed 7-0.

MHOG UPDATE

MHOG board will be coming to the March Planning Commission with site plans for the water tower and booster station on Sanatorium Road .

MHOG MASTER OPERATIONG AGREEMENT

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the MHOG Master Operating Agreement, dated February 1, 2011 , approving the water system and to terminate certain prior agreements. Les Andersen seconded. Roll call vote: Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes. Resolution passed 7-0.

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to terminate all prior agreements. Scott Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote: Beal, Andersen, Hodge, Wyckoff , Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes. Resolution passed 7-0.

MHOG AUTHORIZATION LETTER

Scott Lloyd made a motion to have the Clerk sign the authorization letter that allows MHOG to present an application for a special use permit and site plan for an elevated water tower and approach drive to be constructed on Marion Township property, tax code #4710-11-200-018. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

INVESTMENT POLICY

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to accept the Investment Policy that was presented with changes, dated February 24, 2011 . Travis Hodge seconded. Roll call vote: Hanvey, Lowe, Wyckoff , Beal, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen—all yes. Resolution passed 7-0.

COON LAKE GOOSE CONTROL

Travis Hodge motioned to adopt a resolution to approve submitting the permit for Coon Lake geese management and nest destruction. Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hanvey, Lowe, Wyckoff , Beal, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

COON LAKE PUBLIC HEARING

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to set the Coon Lake Aquatic Weed Control Public Hearing for March 24, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Travis Hodge seconded. Roll call vote: Lowe, Wyckoff , Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen, Beal Hanvey—all yes. Resolution passed 7-0.

PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Scott Lloyd motion to approve 2011 Park Advisory Committee Officers. Chairman-Jim Murray, Co-Chair-Beth Schrader, Secretary- Paula Wyckoff. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

 The Darakjian foreclosure will not take place this year.

The Dan Lowe Personal Property case is removed from small claims division to the general civil division of the 53rd circuit court for further proceedings.

 Bob Hanvey attended Howell Township ’s Sewer rate increase meeting and notes were included in the packet.

 County Planning Commission had its brown bag lunch at Marion Township on February 23, 2011 the topic was Livingston County Strategic Growth, approximately 35 attended.

 Bob Hanvey has a copy of the study of the City’s waste water treatment plant by Hubbell, Roth and Clark, Inc. if anyone would like to review it.

 CALL TO THE PUBLIC

 None.

 ADJOURNMENT

 Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.   Scott Lloyd seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.