BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and MINUTES

Thursday, March 8, 2012

 

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 23, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.) January 9, 2012 Heritage Days Minutes

c.) Assessing Report

d.) Complaint Report

e.) DPW Report

f.) Treasurers Report

g.) Zoning Report

3.)    HAPRA Budget

4.)    Copperfield Emergency Gate

5.)   Crystalwood/Foxfire (Bring Back)

6.)   Home Town Agreement

7.)   Marion Township Roads

8.)  Marion Oaks

9.)  Budget

10.)Trustee Appointment

  Correspondence/Updates

  Call to the Public

Adjournment  

MINUTES  

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

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
No response.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as presented. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

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

HAPRA BUDGET
Deb Mikula, Director of Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, was present for this agenda item. Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the 2012-13 proposed budget as presented. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 6-0.

COPPERFIELD EMERGENCY GATE
Bob Hanvey reported the attorney confirmed that general funds can be used to make necessary repairs.  Board members will investigate the site again and talk with residents; there was no objection to using general fund money for the repairs.

CRYSTALWOOD/FOXFIRE
Bob Hanvey reported on his meeting with Mr. Doyen, who would like stronger language with regard to repairing any damage that may be done.  This will be presented at the next meeting.

HOMETOWN AGREEMENT
Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to accept the proposed agreement and authorize the supervisor and clerk to sign.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Roll call vote:  Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen—all yes.  Resolution passed 6-0.

TOWNSHIP ROADS
Tammy Beal received an email from Michigan Chloride, who indicated that after the initial complete application, they can do less than the entire township; Tim Johnson of the LCRC indicated that he can’t guarantee the graders will be available on an as-needed basis. Les Andersen motioned to accept the proposal from Michigan Chloride for 2012 dust control. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll call vote: Wyckoff, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  
Motion carried 6-0
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MARION OAKS  
No new information available on this item; however, the taxes have not been paid.

BUDGET
Bob Hanvey reviewed the budget summary for the allocation board, which is included in the packet.

TRUSTEE APPOINTMENT
Tammy Beal said that Helen Haessly withdrew her application from consideration. The seven applicants—Ronald Lawhead, Marcus Wilcox, Robert Peter, David Hamann, James Murray, Bernie Gerecke, and Larry Grunn—were present.  Les Andersen asked the applicants if they have flexibility in their schedules for trustee duties during the day; all of the applicants indicated yes. 

Paula Wyckoff motioned to nominate James Murray to fill the vacant trustee position through November, and thanked all of the applicants for their interest.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Andersen, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.  Motion carried 6-0.

As a result of Mr. Murray becoming a trustee, there is now a vacancy on the Planning Commission.  Bob Hanvey asked that applicant’s name be forwarded to him for this board’s approval.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES  
Tammy Beal provided the board members with information on the recent election. 

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday at 2 am.

The Board of Review is in session Monday-Wednesday, March 12-14.

A Heritage Days meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 12 at 7 pm.

For those trustees with funds still in their Flexible Savings Account, it needs to be spent by the end of March.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC 
Dave Barr from Advanced Dust Control introduced himself and said his company now has double the equipment, and offered his services to the township.

ADJOURNMENT
Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:25 pm.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.