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.
a.)Approval of March 27, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes
b.)March 25, 2008 Planning Commission Report
3.Re-appraisal of Residential and Agriculture Properties
4.2nd Preliminary Review of Text Amendment #02-07
5.Final Review of Text Amendment #15-07; Section 6.27 (Wellhead
Protection and Hazardous Substance Overlay Zone)
6.Parking Lot Bid Specs
7.2008 Marion Township Road Projects
9.Marion Township Heritage Days-June 14&15, 2008
For the Good of the
Call to the Public
MEMBERS PRESENT:Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann, Tammy Beal, Les Andersen,
Travis Hodge, and Dan Lowe
Scott Lloyd, 5717 Pingree:Mr. Lloyd passed out photos
of his property and asked why
charges taxes on excess concrete, while other townships don’t.The assessor, Vickie Moellmann, said the values on concrete are
placed by state cost manuals and she cannot alter the numbers.Dan Lowe asked why
taxes excess concrete and others don’t.Ms. Moellmann said it’s up to the discretion of the assessor, and
she doesn’t assess standard amounts, only amounts that are excessive for
the neighborhood.Mr. Lowe said
it’s not fair that residents are taxed on concrete and a parcel on
owned by residents of
is tax-exempt.Bob Hanvey said
that particular case was taken to the tax tribunal and the property owner
won.Ms. Moellmann said she will
check on what the re-filing options are for that case.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Dave Hamann motioned to approve the
agenda as amended to include item on D-19 drainage.Paula Wyckoff seconded.Motion
Andersen motioned to approve the consent agenda as presented.Dave Hamann seconded.
REAPPRAISAL OF RESIDENTIAL
Moellmann provided the board with information they had requested on
Appraisal Research Company.Bob
Hanvey said he would prefer postponing this item and reassigning duties to
the existing staff.Ms.
Moellmann said there isn’t anyone who can do field work.Paula Wyckoff said it’s to the residents benefit that the
information is correct.
Andersen motioned to approve the bid from Reliance Appraisals to be spread
over three fiscal years.Tammy
Beal seconded.Discussion:Dan Lowe said there is no urgency for this to be done now.Roll call vote:Hamann—no;
Lowe—no; Beal—yes; Hanvey—no;
—yes; Andersen—yes; Hodge—no.Motion
said he has met on-site with the Road Commission and Drain Commission.The LCRC will check out the culvert that goes across the street.He discussed the size of the pipes, and said they will run a camera
if possible to check for blockages.The
blow holes need to be fixed.Ed
Witt said that Marion Drain #3 needs to be restored.They discussed an easement across Mr. Witt’s driveway.Mr. Lowe said the school probably isn’t to blame, but they’re not
helping the situation.Sally
Witt said that Mr. Lowe is the most logical person she’s heard from in
years and she appreciates his efforts.She
read a handout that she provided to the board members, detailing some of the
history of this project.Steve
Ball, one of the neighbors, asked that property owners in the area be
notified of action that’s being taken.
SECOND PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF TEXT
AMENDMENT #02-07—HOME OCCUPATIONS
members discussed several items they would like to see modified.Annette McNamara will compile a list with all of the suggestions for
the Planning Commission to consider.Tammy
Beal motioned to send this text amendment back to the Planning Commission
with suggestions.Paula Wyckoff
FINAL REVIEW OF TEXT AMENDMENT
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE OVERLAY
Andersen motioned to approve text amendment #15-07, Section 6.27:Wellhead Protection and Hazardous Substance Overlay Zone, as
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
will be added to the next agenda for discussion.
Hanvey passed out preliminary budget information for the board to review.The numbers on the estimate received from Jodie Tedesco don’t add
up and clarification is needed.The
LCRC did indicate they would use a combination of 21AA and 23A.
Andersen motioned to approve $120,000 for repairs to
Cedar Lake Road
Coon Lake Road
to Jewell.Tammy Beal seconded.Roll call vote:
—yes; Hodge—yes; Hanvey—yes; Hamann—no; Beal—yes; Andersen—yes;
Andersen and Bob Hanvey will contact the LCRC on Monday (AI #1.)Mr. Andersen asked Mr. Hamann what his concerns were about this
project.Mr. Hamann said he
didn’t think it’s a good use of money right now.Estimates are still needed for crack sealing and repairs on
motioned to approve $75,000 for repairs to
to M-155.Tammy Beal seconded.Roll call vote:Beal,
Hanvey, Hodge, Andersen, Lowe,
, Hamann—all yes.Motion
Wyckoff passed out informational items from HAPRA.The HAPRA monthly meeting will be held at the township hall at
on May 13.A meeting for
township residents to discuss HAPRA’s five-year plan will be held at the
township hall at
on May 14.
MARION TOWNSHIP HERITAGE
DAYS—JUNE 14 & 15, 2008
Beal and Jack Lowe updated the board members on activities for this event.
letter was received from Unison, the company that previously wanted to buy
out the cell tower lease.Bob
Hanvey asked the board members if he should pursue this, but the board
letter was received from William Rogers, chairman of the LC Board of
Commissioners, encouraging the township to become a member of SEMCOG.
email was received from
regarding the Herren situation.The
zoning administrator has invited the Herrens to the next board meeting.
organ in the township hall will be donated to the
for the senior citizen group to use.
Hanvey passed out a copy of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act.
Beal said she needs responses from those who would like to attend the MSU
program on the new Planning Enabling Act.
Wyckoff said she received paperwork on the
Energy tree planting grant, which has been granted.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
CALL TO THE
Jack Lowe passed out a diagram of a roundabout that
could be constructed at the
intersection.This option would
save as much property as possible for a park behind the township hall.Desine will have a preliminary site plan for the park in the next few
months, which will be presented to the board.
Mr. Lowe also informed the board about a situation
on the Premier Farms property.A
barn at Norton and
was demolished and all of the debris was pushed into a hole.Mr. Lowe informed them not to cover the hole, but they did.The Wellhead ordinance prohibits landfills.Mr. Hanvey said the zoning administrator has tried to contact the
representative for the owners.
Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at
.Tammy Beal seconded.Motion carried 7-0.