AGENDA

Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 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 March 14, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

                        b.) March 18, 2013 Heritage Days Meeting Minutes

                        c.) March 20, 2013 MHOG Agenda/Minutes

                        d.) March 20. 2013 HAFA Agenda/Minutes

                        d.) Treasurer’s Report

             3.) 2013 Lawn Maintenance Bids

             4.) HAFA Budget

             5.)  Marion Township Roads

             6.) Crystal Wood

             7.) Copperfield

             8.) Park Advisory Committee Members/ Grant

             9.) Elevated Water Storage Tank

Correspondence/Updates

Turtle Creek Update        

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                                                                   MINUTES

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

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

Two items were added to the agenda:  #10—Howell-Highland/Howell City issue, and #11—Hometown Village. Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

2013 LAWN MAINTENANCE BIDS

Three bids were received: Goodsell Custom Services; Ever So Green; and American Green Scapes. Jim Murray motioned to select Goodsell with the 3% discount for a three-year contract. Tammy Beal seconded. Roll call vote: Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen, Murray—all yes. Motion carried 7-0.

HAFA BUDGET

Les Andersen motioned to approve the Howell Area Fire Authority proposed 2013-14 budget as presented.  Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll call vote: Wyckoff, Murray, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes. Motion carried 7-0.

TOWNSHIP ROADS

Les Andersen said he would like the township engineer’s opinion on Norton Road, Coon Lake Road between Cedar Lake Road and Embassy Drive, and both sections of Jewell Road.  Phil Westmoreland will report back to the board at the next meeting. Bob Hanvey said there is a meeting of the Livingston County chapter of MTA, with Mike Crain as the guest speaker, at the Brighton Chamber on April 10 at 7:00 pm.

CRYSTALWOOD

Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey, and Dan Lowe met with the Crystalwood Estates board members on March 26, and updated the township board members.  Another meeting will be held at the township hall on April 8 at 7:00 pm.

COPPERFIELD

A letter from Thomas Larabel from Allen Edwin Homes is included in the packet, requesting permission from the township to apply for permits on lots owned by the township.  Scott Lloyd motioned to deny the request from Allen Edwin Homes.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-1 (Hanvey—no.)  Bob Hanvey will follow up with the township attorney (AI #1.) 

PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS/GRANT

Jim Murray updated the board members on this item. Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution approving the application for funding from the Michigan Township Participating Plan Risk Reduction Grant Program #2013-09, as presented. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll call vote: Beal, Andersen, Murray, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

Tammy Beal motioned to approve the officers of the Park Advisory Committee:  Chairman Jim Murray, Vice Chair Beth Schrader, and Secretary Paula Wyckoff.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK

Dan Lowe said he talked with Greg Tatara and they will need to get power to the tank.  He also said there is a large dirt pile, and they’ve been washing concrete trucks and it’s going into the storm sewer.  Bob Hanvey said he will contact them (AI #2.)  The board members discussed colors for the storage tank.  Tammy Beal motioned to select Sea Spray for the top of the tower and Zucchini for the bottom. Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

HOWELL-HIGHLAND/CITY OF HOWELL

Bob Hanvey passed out a letter from Shea Charles outlining several options for settling the outstanding special assessment balances on the property. Dan Lowe suggested that the city could apply the amount toward future sewer plant expansion. Bob Hanvey said the board will have to hold a special meeting. The closed session will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:00 pm, and will be posted.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

As discussed at the last meeting, Bob Hanvey and Annette McNamara visited Turtle Creek to check on location of permits, valid permits, etc., and everything is in order.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

ADJOURNMENT

Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:48 pm.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.