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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

            AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES

           Thursday, April 27, 2006

                                

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1. Consent 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.

            a.) Approval of Agenda

            b.) Approval of April 13, 2006 Minutes

  1. Zoning Map Approval
  2. Marion Township Roads
  3. Cable Franchise
  4. Alternates for MHOG and Fire Authority
  5. Subdivision Ordinance No #5
  6. Clark Hill Invoice
  7. Appointment of Deputy Clerk
  8. Joint Meeting between Board of Trustees/Planning Commission
  9. Limestone on Schafer between Hinchey and Cedar Lake Road
  10. Lucy LLC Status
  11. Jimmy McCracken Status

For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                                  DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:               Bob Hanvey, Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Sue Lingle, and Dan Lowe

MEMBERS ABSENT:                 None

OTHERS PRESENT:                  Phil Westmoreland , OHM                                                                                         

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

MEMBERS PRESENT

The members of the board introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Charlie Musson asked about the trees for the park.  Dan Lowe said he has them.  A resident asked if the Board 

would be discussing Cedar Lake Road between Coon Lake and Schafer.  Mr. Hanvey said he doesn’t have all 

of the information yet.

CONSENT AGENDA

Bob Hanvey asked to have the minutes of April 13, 2006 removed from the consent agenda.  Sue Lingle motioned to 

approve the consent agenda as amended.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF APRIL 13, 2006 MINUTES

Bob Hanvey asked to have a correction made to the item on Maher Easement Agreement.  The amount should be

$10,000.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the minutes as amended.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

ZONING MAP APPROVAL

Mr. Hanvey said the he and the zoning administrator met with the attorney, who indicated that publication is not required.

The update procedure is for the township to contact OHM and have the updates that are missing from their current map

made onto the township’s GIS map.  A copy will be kept in a glass-enclosed case in the clerk’s office and every time 

there is a change, it would be made on the computer version of the map, reprinted and placed over the old map.  

Sue Lingle said she would like the date that it’s amended on the map.    

TOWNSHIP ROADS

Mr. Hanvey said he gave a copy of the letter from the Livingston County Road Commission (LCRC) to Dave Schroeder of 

OHM and hasn’t received feedback yet.  The dust control will be started as soon as possible.  Mr. Hanvey said the 

LCRC approached the township on behalf of Putnam Township to see if Marion Township would be interested in a cost 

sharing on the limestone portion of Schafer Road , between Hinchey and Cedar Lake Road .  The LCRC is resurfacing the 

paved portion, but not the limestone portion.  Dan Lowe asked if there were any traffic counts on Schafer Road .  

Mr. Hanvey said they’re all on the website.  Charlie Musson said the supervisor should go to the LCRC in person to 

discuss this issue.  Dave Hamann suggested a cost-analysis and five-year plan.  Phil Westmoreland said OHM does that

for other communities. 

Dave Hamann motioned to assign the task of creating a five-year plan for roads to OHM.  Tammy Beal seconded.  

Roll call vote:  Sue Lingle—no; Dave Hamann —yes; Tammy Beal—yes; Dan Lowe—no; Bob Hanvey—no.  

Motion failed 2-3. 

Dave Hamann motioned to have OHM prepare a cost-estimate for a five-year plan for roads.  Sue Lingle seconded.  

Motion carried 5-0.

CABLE FRANCHISE

Bob Hanvey said there’s been no progress on this item.

MHOG/FIRE AUTHORITY ALTERNATES

Sue Lingle motioned to appoint Tammy Beal as the MHOG alternate.  Dan Lowe seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Sue Lingle motioned to appoint Tammy Beal as the Fire Authority alternate.  Dan Lowe seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

Bob Hanvey provided the board with his comments related to this ordinance for its review.  Dave Hamann asked if 

Mr. Hanvey has reviewed the document with John Enos.  Mr. Hanvey said he discussed some of the items with 

Mr. Enos.  Dave Hamann motioned to have the supervisor review the document with the township planner.   

Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CLARK HILL INVOICE

Sue Lingle motioned to approve the Clark Hill invoice for $9,360.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann

Sue Lingle, Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CLERK

Dave Hamann motioned to appoint Debra Pasinski as Deputy Clerk with a salary of $14.50 per hour.  Sue Lingle

seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

JOINT MEETING

The Planning Commission’s regular meeting is scheduled for May 23.  The Township Board members will be guests at 

the PC meeting for an update from the developer of Premier Farms.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the joint meeting 

for May 23.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.  Discussion:  Mr. Hanvey said there would be no decisions or 

votes made at this meeting, it’s an information session.

LUCY ROAD LLC STATUS

A letter from the township attorney on this item was received today.  The board members reviewed the attorney’s 

comments.  Dave Hamann motioned that the supervisor will attend the meeting scheduled for May 1 and, based on the

results, determine whether to proceed with the contempt hearing.  Sue Lingle seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

MCCRACKEN STATUS

The township will have its attorney send Mr. McCracken a letter reminding him that his pole building needs to be moved.  

MOTION TO AMEND AGENDA

Dan Lowe motioned to add Jesse Drive to the agenda.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

JESSE DRIVE UPDATE

Dan Lowe updated the Board on the status of Jesse Drive .  Mr. Lowe said there was very little oversight by Mr. Ward’s 

engineer until there were wet conditions. Phil Westmoreland said OHM has asked for reports.  Mr. Ward attended a 

pre-construction meeting and was made aware of the procedure.  Mr. Lowe is concerned that three land use permits have

been issued and the road may need to be redone. 

Dan Lowe motioned to send this item to the township attorney to determine if the township can set deadline of May 15 for

Mr. Ward to provide OHM with paperwork to determine if the road should be approved, and that no land use permits will 

be issued until the township has certification from the engineer that the road can be approved.  Sue Lingle seconded.

Discussion:  Dave Hamann asked if there is a violation of the ordinance now.  Phil Westmoreland said Mr. Ward’s 

engineer was hired only to do survey staking.  Motion carried 5-0.

Mr. Westmoreland said he will discuss the procedure for private roads with the zoning administrator.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bob Hanvey said the first brine treatment has been scheduled.  He also said the basement has been carpeted. 

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to honor Sue Lingle-Kerr for her 9 ½ years of service as the Marion Township 

Treasurer; and

Whereas, during her tenure, Ms. Lingle-Kerr demonstrated her commitment to the township through her various activities

with the Parks & Recreation Authority and Garden Club; and

Whereas, she was instrumental in establishing the first Marion Township Community Park and the township hall’s rain 

garden; and

Whereas, she was a valued member of both the township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals; and

Whereas, Sue played a crucial role in the development and implementation of sewer and water facilities in Marion

Township ; And further, she was the primary caregiver to the township’s lovable mascot, Mr. Bones;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Marion Township Board of Trustees hereby commends and acknowledges 

Sue Lingle-Kerr with sincerest thanks for her outstanding contributions to Marion Township .

Dan Lowe seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Sue Lingle abstained.

Resolution passed 4-0-1.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Charlie Musson asked about correspondence indicating approval for Musson Hills South tentative preliminary plat. 

Sue Lingle concurred that something should be signed and sent to the applicant.  The clerk will investigate what needs to

be done.

Bob Hanvey said the township has a new Township Zoning Act and will provide copies. 

Phil Westmoreland gave an update on Peavy Road .  The replacement pipe is in and should be ready shortly.

ADJOURNMENT

Sue Lingle motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.   Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.