MARION TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and MINUTES

                                                              Thursday, March 24, 2011

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.      Approval of Agenda  

2.   Consent Agenda

a.)    Approval of March 10, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    General Fund Investments

3.      Coon Lake SAD Public Hearing  

            Notice of Hearing

            Coon Lake OBJECTIONS and RESPONSES

            PROTEST FORM.pdf

4.      HAPRA Disk Golf

5.      Hometown Phase III Trespassing Issue

6.      Delinquent SAD Reimbursements

Correspondence/ Updates:

      Pending Litigation

Call to the Public

 Adjournment 

 MINUTES

MARCH 24, 2011

   

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:                 Paula Wyckoff, Travis Hodge

 

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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

Bob Hanvey asked to have Tractor Pull added as item #7.  Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Scott Lloyd motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

COON LAKE SAD PUBLIC HEARING

Bob Hanvey explained the purpose of the public hearing and the options the township has. 

Call to the Public

Bob Sabo stated he feels the assessment structure is wrong and unfair.  He feels that the estimate of $30,000 is too high, and there are 139 parcels, but only 112 shares.

Don Walsh asked for clarification on how the shares are allocated.

Gary Vianueva said he objects to the SAD and provided the board with a letter.

John Tomasko said the electric meters are not hard wired; units were purchased at Home Depot.

Carol Kelly said she agrees with Mr. Sabo, and objects to the allocation.

Don Walsh voiced concern about the homeowner’s association vs. non-association members.  Bob Hanvey said the homeowner’s association has not been put in charge of this.

Jack Reynolds questioned a letter he received from the association at the end of January.

Bruce Pfister said the homeowner’s association has no plans to spend $30,000.

Monika Ealovega said there is friction between members and non-members and has a concern about who will be in charge.  Older residents have less income and this would be an extra burden.  This is not a matter of urgency.

John Arthur said the Coon Lake Board has exceeded its authority, and there should have been a meeting with property owners and the board prior to this public hearing.

Carol Kelly said you don’t need an association to have an SAD.

Tom Vanderplas voiced two objections, and feels those with less frontage should receive a reduced share.

Jack Reynolds read a letter from Bill Manuel, who was unable to attend, and one from himself.  He also presented the township board with signed letters from property owners. 

Tammy Beal motioned to recess the Coon Lake SAD public hearing until the next regularly scheduled board meeting, 4/14/11, to validate signatures, and a mailing informing property owners of the meeting will be sent by the township. Les Andersen seconded. Roll call vote: Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Andersen—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

HAPRA DISK GOLF/ARCHERY CLASSES

Scott Lloyd motioned to authorize HAPRA to use township grounds for disk golf and a walking trail.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

Tammy Beal motioned to authorize HAPRA to use the township grounds for an archery class.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Andersen, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

HOMETOWN PHASE III TRESPASSING ISSUE

Tammy Beal motioned to discuss the possibility of farming the township-owned property in HVM with Pat Esper.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Discussion:  Les Andersen said the township needs to verify Mr. Esper has insurance, and will also provide a copy of a standard lease form (AI #1.)  Dan Lowe will investigate location of irons with representatives from Kebs (AI #2.)  Roll call vote:  Hanvey, Lowe, Beal, Lloyd, Andersen—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

DELINQUENT SAD REIMBURSEMENTS

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution that the township not receive reimbursement from the county for 2010 SADs for property owned by Mitch Harris and Clarkston Bank.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Andersen, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

TRACTOR PULL

The board members discussed the possibility of a pulling track for an antique tractor pull.   

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

A letter from the township attorney regarding the township vs. Lowe was handed out.

A circular was handed out regarding the most recent census numbers.

A Strategic Growth meeting is scheduled for April 13, 7:30 am, at Crystal Gardens .

On April 12 at 12 noon, Livingston County is hosting a meeting for elected supervisors and appointed managers of all local units to discuss the governor’s upcoming message and ways of sharing services and reducing costs.  

A letter from Gov. Snyder regarding community development and local government reforms was passed out.

A Livingston County map showing delinquent tax parcels was handed out.

A request from ITC was passed out, asking for the township to send a letter to congress.

Tammy Beal reported that 122 pounds of food was delivered to Gleaner’s from the collection box.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Tammy Beal motioned to adjourn at 9:45 p.m.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.