BOARD OF TRUSTEES

             AGENDA and MINUTES

                         Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 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 April 14, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    General Fund Investments

c.)    HAPRA Report 4/19/2011

d.)    HAFA Agenda/Minutes

e.)    MHOG Agenda/Minutes

3.      MTA Workmans Compensation

4.      Mitch Harris Hometown Purchase

5.      Hometown Phase III

6.      Coon Lake SAD

7.      Resolution to submit application to MLCC

8.      HAPRA Disk Golf

9.      Highland

Correspondence/ Updates:

      Pending Litigation     

Call to the Public

 Adjournment

*******Next packet will be ready for pick-up after 4:30 on May 5, 2011

 

APRIL 28, 2011

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

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

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Bob Hanvey asked to have Item #10—IT Consultant, added to the agenda; Tammy Beal asked to add Item #11—56 S. Burkhart Rd., and Item #12—Well; Paula Wyckoff added Item #13—Parks Maintenance Budget and Item #14—Brick Installation; Dan Lowe added Item #15—Crystalwood.  Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

MTA WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION

Ryan Timiney, MTA/WCSIF Agent, representing the MTA Worker’s Compensation Fund, presented information on this new service provided by MTA.  The program begins July 1, and applications are due by June 1.

MITCH HARRIS HOMETOWN PURCHASE

Mitch Harris was present to discuss options for purchasing lots from the township in Hometown Village .

HOMETOWN PHASE III

Scott Lloyd motioned to grant permission for Pat Esper to clean up and farm the property at Hometown without NRSC erosion approval at no cost for the first year, $35 per acre for the second year, and $50 per acre for the third year.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Lowe—yes; Lloyd—yes; Beal—yes; Hanvey—yes; Wyckoff —yes; Andersen—no; Hodge—no.  Motion carried 5-2.

COON LAKE SAD

The board members discussed various options for allocating shares for the special assessment.  Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to schedule a public hearing on the assessment roll for Coon Lake aquatic weed management special assessment district.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

MLCC RESOLUTION

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution that the organization, through its duly authorized officers, make application to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for a Special License for the sale of beer and wine, for consumption on the premises to be in effect on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 6-11 pm at the Marion Township grounds, 2877 W. Coon Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Andersen, Hodge, Wyckoff , Lowe, Hanvey—all yes; Lloyd—no.  Resolution passed 6-1.

HAPRA DISC GOLF

Paula Wyckoff reported that HAPRA approved the disc golf course at Marion Township at its April 19 board meeting.  They hope to have everything in place by June.

HIGHLAND

Two briefs from the MTT regarding Highland were provided for the board members to review.

IT CONSULTANT

Bob Hanvey asked if the board members had any objection to working with I.T. Right in Bath , MI for technical support.   

56 S. BURKHART

The board members were provided with a handout showing water/sewer usage over the past several years for this property, which is a group home.  Dan Lowe motioned to have the owner of the property purchase two more REUs at the current price, and the township will continue to monitor usage.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hanvey, Lowe, Wyckoff , Beal, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

WELL

Tammy Beal motioned to approve the proposal from Tom Browne Well Drilling for well tank replacement and labor, in the amount of $1062.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hodge, Beal, Andersen, Hanvey, Lloyd, Wyckoff , Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

Les Andersen motioned to authorize the clerk to contact Wylie Soft Water to install a filter system, up to $500.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Roll call vote:  Lowe, Wyckoff , Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen, Beal, Hanvey—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

PARKS MAINTENANCE BUDGET

Tammy Beal motioned to approve $6,000 for yearly maintenance of Parks 1 and 2.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff , Andersen, Hodge—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

BRICK PAVER INSTALLATION

Travis Hodge motioned to have the paver bricks installed by EPG Nurseries at a cost of $1500 for 200 square feet, which includes blank bricks.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

Windmill:  Jack Lowe has said he will get prices on having the windmill moved.  Paula Wyckoff said she would like to know costs involved for the entire project.

CRYSTALWOOD

Dan Lowe asked the board to withhold land use permits from Crystalwood until the trees along his property line are planted.  Bob Hanvey said he believes the detached homes and the attached condos have two different site plan approvals.  Mr. Hanvey will talk with Sterling Bank about the tree planting (AI #1.)  Dan Lowe will provide Bob Hanvey will information on location, size of trees, etc. (AI #2.)

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Bob Hanvey said the township received a copy of a letter sent to Charter Communications from Genoa Township about the southwest portion of their township having service provided by Charter. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

 Scott Lloyd motioned to adjourn at 9:30 p.m.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.