Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008
AGENDA AND DRAFT MINUTES
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Members Present/ Members Absent
Call to the Public
1. Approval of Agenda
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.
Approval of February 14, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes
b) Clark Hill Invoice for $4,730
3. Snow Plowing
4. 2008 Marion Township Road
7. Budget for HAPRA
For the Good of the
Call to the Public
Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann, Tammy Beal, Les Andersen,
Travis Hodge, and Dan Lowe
Phil Westmoreland, OHM
CALL TO ORDER
Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at
The members of the board introduced
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Art Munsell was present on behalf
of George Jappaya. They are
having a problem getting the permits approved through the county building
department, and would like to modify the building.
The changes would not change the footprint of the building.
Dave Hamann said the board can approve the changes, but a new site
plan with new dates would be required, although he doesn’t think they
would have to go through site plan approval again.
Mr. Hamann also said that Section 18.10 of the zoning ordinance
states that a site plan change does have to go back to the Planning
Commission. Dan Lowe said he
doesn’t believe it’s a site plan change, it’s just a change in the
Dan Lowe motioned to accept the new
plan as presented because it’s not a site plan change, it’s a structure
change. Les Andersen seconded.
Discussion: Dave Hamann
said that the zoning administrator will need a new print with proper dates.
Motion carried 7-0.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Dave Hamann motioned to approve the
agenda as presented. Travis
Hodge seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Hamann motioned to approve the consent agenda.
Travis Hodge seconded. Roll
call vote: Hamann, Lowe, Beal,
Hanvey said that he and Tammy Beal met with the snow plowing contractor in
response to questions raised by Dan Lowe at the last meeting.
Dan Lowe questioned where the information from Accuweather.com came
from. Joanne Beauvais from
Absolute Outdoor Services explained that it is one of the tools they use,
among others. Paul Beauvais,
1795 Peavy, introduced himself and asked Mr. Lowe what his specific concerns
were. Mr. Lowe said one of the
issues was the fire hall sidewalks not being cleared properly.
Travis Hodge said he hasn’t heard any negative feedback from the
staff at the fire hall. Bob
Hanvey asked Mr. Lowe what he suggests be done.
Mr. Lowe said two of the snow plows and some of the salt should be
removed from the bills. Dan Lowe
motioned to not pay snow plowing bills until the next meeting, and go
through the bills to determine the amounts due.
Motion failed due to lack of second.
Mr. Beauvais will prepare the February bill and will drop off on
Friday for Mr. Lowe’s review.
Hanvey said at the end of the fiscal year, there will be approximately
$375,000 available without lowering the fund balance below the budget.
Les Andersen summarized the recent road commission meeting that he
attended, and it appears there won’t be any funds available from the road
commission for cost sharing. He
feels the priorities should be fixing the curves on
Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to hold a public hearing on whether to
create a Special Assessment District for
motioned to adopt a resolution to hold a public hearing on whether to create
a Special Assessment District for Love’s
Hanvey said that both
BUDGET FOR HAPRA
Mikula, director of HAPRA, presented the board members with the 2008-09
proposed budget. She stated that
the City of
Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the
Hanvey said he received an email late this afternoon from Rich Burke of
Hometown Village of Marion regarding bonding for pavement.
Mr. Hanvey wasn’t able to locate any information, but asked to have
this item added to the next agenda (AI
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
The new copier was delivered today.
Dan Lowe asked if the township still had dye to use for testing the sewer. Bob Hanvey said yes.
Tammy Beal said the assessor will be holding a meeting for residents on March 3 and March 5, and the handouts for the meeting are available on the website.
CALL TO THE
Barney Cole mentioned school traffic on
Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:38 p.m.
Les Andersen seconded. Motion