Thursday, April 12, 2007 @ 7:00 p.m.
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 March 22, 2007 Regular Meeting Minutes
March 27, 2007 Planning Commission
Public Hearing Report
March 27, 2007 Planning Commission Report
3. Township Wide
Rubbish Removal Discussion
- Planning Commission to attend
Fire Budget/Articles of Incorporation
11. ZBA Report
12. Township Flea Market
Supreme Court Case
For the Good of the
Call to the Public
Mike Kehoe, Township Attorney
John Enos, Township Planner
PLEDGE TO FLAG
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
The board members
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
chairman called joint meeting to order at
and members introduced themselves.)
Dave Kocsis, 2808 Black Eagle Ridge, talked briefly with the board about
his experience as a city manager in Garden City and provided a copy of the
bid specs the city used. He
discussed advantages and disadvantages, and told the board members to expect
phone calls at home if residents aren’t happy with the service.
Mr. Hanvey commented on the severe penalties for failure to meet the
contract specifications. Mr.
Kocsis said those penalties are common in the
Debra Wiedman-Clawson, 2355 White Birch Trail:
Ms. Wiedman-Clawson asked how many responses were received to the
Les Andersen said that Cohactah and Iosco townships both allow residents
to opt out of the service if they desire.
Mr. Kocsis cautioned the board that if the township does proceed with this
service, the performance bond should be renewed well in advance, and the
contract is typically for five years.
REVIEW—JOINT WITH PLANNING COMMISSION
John Enos from Carlisle
Wortman, the township’s planning consultant, gave a brief history of this
project. The conceptual plan was
approved in 1999-2000. This is a
three-phase project in the suburban residential zoning district, with 1000+
acres. He explained that a
Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a negotiated development.
Mr. Enos feels that the new conceptual plan is substantially the same
as the old one, and that several units will be eliminated before the
preliminary plan is presented. Mr.
Enos also said that the Planning Commission feels the new plan is
substantially in compliance.
Mr. Enos said the
applicant will be asked to provide a marketability study.
Mr. Hanvey said the
number of units is not fixed. Mr.
Enos said the number of units proposed is still fewer than the number that
could be developed by right.
Steve Williams, 5118
Hinchey (resident for 39 years): Mr.
Williams is the county commissioner for District 6, and wanted to clarify a
recent article in the newspaper regarding road work.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will only be
resurfacing the existing ramps at M-59 in
John Lowe asked about
offsite improvements. Mr. Enos
said the projected build out is 15 years.
The township can’t project the impact to require offsite
improvements. He cited the
Arrowhead case in
Jack Lowe asked Mr.
Enos to clarify the deviation between the original plan and this plan.
Mr. Enos said the new plan has 80+ more units, and 10-15 acres less
in property. The wetlands,
easements and road right-of-way are deducted from the total.
Also, the configuration of the commercial area is different.
Steve Williams asked if
the development would include senior low-income housing.
Mr. Enos said he didn’t know.
Gary Dunn, 893 Hurley
(resident since 2000): Mr. Dunn
asked what good is a master plan if the township backs down rather than be
sued. Mr. Hanvey said there are
currently two cases of the township not backing down before Judge Latrielle.
Jim Barnwell, Desine,
Inc., said he has been involved with this property since 1987.
Mr. Barnwell said this proposal is consistent with the master
Mark Janeck introduced
himself as the representative for the owners.
Mr. Janeck said he has been working for the past year to get to this
point for affirmation from the board. He
highlighted the following items. The
previous plan had Amos connect to
Steve Williams asked
about having an ambulance/fire substation.
Mr. Janeck said this is possible.
Matt Kuehn asked about
how the common areas would be maintained.
Mr. Janeck said the builders have to put up a letter of credit to
finish public improvements.
pointed out that this property is located in the Wellhead Protection Area
and the types of commercial business would be limited.
John Lowe adjourned the
Planning Commission portion of the meeting at
Paula Wyckoff and
It was discovered the line from
Information is provided in the packets on dust control.
There is also a map from the LCRC showing the two curves being
considered for improvements. Les
Andersen said he feels someone representing the township needs to attend all
of the LCRC meetings. The board
members discussed the curve on Peavy/Sexton with Tom Kizer, who lives on the
curve. Mr. Kizer said he’s
willing to work with the township on the improvements.
Dan Lowe motioned to approve up to four (4) brine applications, as needed.
Les Andersen motioned to approve $50,000 for overlay project on
HOWELL AREA FIRE
AUTHORITY ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Travis Hodge motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the Third
Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Howell Area Fire
Authority. Paula Wyckoff
seconded. Roll call vote:
Hodge, Beal, Andersen, Lowe, Hanvey, Hamann,
HOWELL AREA FIRE
Eight bids were received and copies were provided to the board members.
After reviewing the bids, Dan Lowe motioned to select Jay-Bird’s
Lawn Care for the 2007 season. Les
Andersen seconded. Roll call
vote: Hamann—no; Lowe, Beal,
Dan Lowe reported that a variance request was heard from Pat & Judy
Keough for an accessory building without a principal dwelling on a 20-acre
parcel. The case was tabled for
three months to allow the Keoughs enough time to plant trees.
The zoning administrator will inspect the site.
TOWNSHIP FLEA MARKET
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
Les Andersen asked the
treasurer, Paula Wyckoff, and Charlie Musson, a former trustee, to provide
the board members with some background information and history on the Parks
& Recreation Authority at the next board meeting.
TO THE PUBLIC
2355 White Birch Trail (resident for 15 years):
Ms. Wiedman-Clawson asked about the flea market.