BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Pledge of Allegiance
Members Present/ Members Absent
Call to the Public
1. Approval of Agenda
MHOG Water Authority Minutes
Peavy Road Flow Chart
HAFA Proposed Budget
Hometown Phase III
Heritage Days Liquor License
Reconsideration of TXT# 04-09 Outdoor Wood Furnaces
Copperfield Master Deed
Animal Control Letter
Joe Vellardita e-mail
Call to the Public
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
Phil Farmer, an owner at Sunridge,
was present to ask about the status of the homeowner’s association at Sunridge.
The developer, Mitch Harris, has filed bankruptcy and lots have gone back
to Bank of America. Mr. Farmer said
the roads need repair, and common areas need to be maintained.
Bob Hanvey asked Mr. Farmer if he would be willing to meet with township
officials for further discussion.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item #11, Fire Hall Roof Leak, was
added to the agenda. Les Andersen
motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Paula
Wyckoff seconded. Motion
Andersen motioned to approve the consent agenda.
Tammy Beal seconded. Motion
A copy of
the recent newsletter was included in the packet.
Tammy Beal also said that Heritage Days is being held June 11-12 this
year, and she is seeking volunteers.
Hanvey said objections to the SAD have been received from owners of
approximately 16.6% of the land.
Stevenson said he feels people should be responsible for paying their share of
the cost of weed control.
said she is in favor of the SAD and feels it a civic duty to help maintain the
lake. She said her family has paid
more than their fair share since 1968.
Arthur said everyone should pay their fair share, but the wealthy land owners
who own large parcels should pay one share per lot, or based on frontage.
There should be a reduced rate for non-lakefront parcels.
Hanvey reminded everyone that the numbers presented are proposed numbers.
Two public hearings are required: one
to decide whether to create the district, and one to determine the allocation.
said he’s in favor of the SAD, but objects to the allocation of cost.
He feels owners of multiple lots should pay one share for the principal
lot, and a minimum of 10% of a share on additional lots.
Anolick said it’s not about lakefront or who’s wealthier; it’s about using
said is should be fair and equal. He
said 108 property owners are paying for 140 properties.
Cohen said that everybody should pay.
Arthur said the SAD doesn’t benefit anyone.
VanNocker said the lake needs weed control; not doing it would devalue the
Ealovega said a committee should be formed, and she has concerns with the
Pfister said the DNR tightly regulates the procedure.
Weiss said that all of Ms. Ealovega’s suggestions have been explored.
asked when the allocation will be decided.
Hanvey said if the district is created, there would be a public hearing at an
said that about 1/3 of the residents don’t want the SAD.
Walsh said those residents already pay for weed control, and with an SAD, the
cost may be less.
Pfister said there are 38 people who aren’t in the association and don’t
contribute to weed control.
Anolick said the decision shouldn’t be reduced to finances.
Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to create a Special Assessment District
for Coon Lake Weed Control. Scott
Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote:
Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey,
Bob Hanvey said the next public hearing will be on the allocation of
Beal motioned to adopt a resolution approving
HAFA PROPOSED BUDGET
Hicks, Deputy Chief, was present to ask for the Board’s approval of the HAFA
2011-12 proposed budget. Tammy Beal
motioned to adopt a resolution to adopt the Howell Area Fire Authority budget
for fiscal year July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
Les Andersen seconded. Roll
Hanvey provided the board members with a copy of the 2011-12 allocation budget
for the county.
HOMETOWN PHASE III
Beal said she talked with Pat Esper, and the land needs to be mapped by NCRS.
She has faxed a request to them. Also
in the packet is a letter from Tesha Humphriss from MHOG regarding farming the
site. Les Andersen said the mapping
needs to be done first. Dan Lowe
said it’s not a big deal and shouldn’t need mapping.
This item will be discussed further at the next board meeting.
HERITAGE DAYS LIQUOR LICENSE
Beal said the Heritage Days committee would like to have a beer and wine tent on
Saturday evening during Heritage Days. Bonnie
White said she supports the beer tent. Scott
Lloyd said he doesn’t think it’s a good idea.
Jack Lowe suggested trying it once.
Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to authorize a beer and wine tent from
6-11 pm on Saturday, June 11. Tammy
Beal seconded. Roll call vote:
Beal—yes; Hanvey—yes; Andersen—yes; Hodge—yes; Lloyd—no;
from the Livingston County Road Commission for a letter of support from the
township board is in the packet. Jack
Lowe said he’s concerned the township would have to match funds.
Bob Hanvey said according to Mike Craine, the township would not have to
match funds. Tammy Beal passed
around a letter of support for the board members to sign.
RECONSIDERATION OF TXT #04-09:
OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACES
Commission member Jerry Sidlar was present to ask the board to reconsider its
decision to not have an ordinance on outdoor wood furnaces.
The lack of an ordinance allows anything as long as it’s within
setbacks. Scott Lloyd said he feels
it should be part of the nuisance ordinance.
Bob Hanvey suggested the township provide residents with a list of
“suggestions” for outdoor wood furnaces.
Jack Lowe said the Planning Commission would continue to discuss.
Lloyd presented the board with three proposals for repairs to the fire hall
roof. Tammy Beal motioned to approve
Proposal Items #2 & #3 for the repairs.
Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll
call vote: Hodge—yes; Beal—yes;
Andersen—yes; Lowe—yes; Hanvey—yes; Lloyd—abstain;
A copy of a letter to the county treasurer regarding delinquent tax reimbursements for special assessments is included in the packet.
Bob Hanvey provided the board members with photographs of the Darakjian property.
A letter from prosecuting attorney David Morse in response to the township’s letter about animal control was received.
An email from Joe Vellardita regarding
An Advantage Livingston presentation was held on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 pm, attended by Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal and Paula Wyckoff.
A presentation on the Impact of Early Childhood Education on Economic Development is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 7:30 am.
Tammy Beal said she has a copy of the
A Heritage Days meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 18 at 7 pm.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Tammy Beal motioned to adjourn at 9:27 p.m. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.