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     BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                                         May 13, 2010

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 22, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)     April 19, 2010 Heritage Days Meeting Minutes

c.)    April 27, 2010 Planning Commission Report

d.)    Assessing Report

e.)    Complaint Report

f.)     DPW Report

g.)    Treasurers Report

h.)    Zoning Report

3.      Marion Retail Center

4.      Request for a Transient Merchants General Ordinance

5.      Final Review of Article XV Signs

6.      Preliminary Review of Section 6.27 Wellhead Protection Area Overlay Zone

7.      Preliminary Review of Section 6.12 Height Requirement Exceptions

8.      Approval to Distribute Marion Township Master Plan

9.      Marion Township Roads

10.  Budget-Set Hearing Date

11.  Loves Creek/Sesame Drive

12.  Pension Resolution

13.  Marion Township Park #2

14.  Cemetery

15.  Lower Level Hand Rail

16.  Hometown Village

17.  ZBA Report

      Correspondence/ Updates:

      Pending Litigation

      Assessing

      Bond Ratings

      Livingston Recycle

     Call to the Public

    Adjournment

                                            DRAFT MINUTES  

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

 MEMBERS ABSENT:                 None

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

MARION RETAIL CENTER

George and Kevin Jappaya were present to request approval of a land use waiver for some rooftop equipment.  After discussion, Tammy Beal motioned to not approve a land use waiver for new construction of exhaust vents until a site plan for previous work is submitted, approved and completed. Les Andersen seconded. Roll call vote:  Lowe—no; Lloyd—yes; Beal—yes; Hanvey—yes; Wyckoff —yes; Andersen—yes; Hodge—no.  Motion carried 5-2.

REQUEST FOR TRANSIENT MERCHANT GENERAL ORDINANCE

Les Andersen motioned to postpone this item until additional requests are received.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

FINAL REVIEW OF ARTICLE XV—SIGNS

Dan Lowe felt that the size for “warning” signs was too small.  Two square feet will be changed to four square feet.  Les Andersen motioned to approve Article XV—Signs, as amended.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF SECTION 6.27—WELLHEAD PROTECTION AREA OVERLAY ZONE

Tammy Beal motioned to send Section 6.27—Wellhead Protection Area Overlay Zone to the Planning Commission to schedule a public hearing.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF SECTION 6.12—HEIGHT REQUIREMENT EXCEPTIONS

Dan Lowe motioned to postpone this item until the next meeting so revisions can be made.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

APPROVAL TO DISTRIBUTE TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN

Les Andersen motioned to allow the zoning administrator to distribute the township master plan as required.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

TOWNSHIP ROADS

The first application of dust control has been done. The road commission representative said the work on County Farm Road shouldn’t be done until they can use hot seal.

BUDGET—SET HEARING DATE

Travis Hodge motioned to schedule the budget and millage public hearings for the June 10, 2010 meeting.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

LOVE’S CREEK/SESAME DRIVE

The board members discussed the status of this project.  Scott Lloyd said he’s not happy with the work that’s been done.

PENSION RESOLUTION

Scott Lloyd motioned to adopt a resolution to change the employer contribution to the pension plan from 8% to 2%.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

TOWNSHIP PARK #2

John Lowe asked about a temporary entrance for Heritage Days.  This will be discussed at the Heritage Days meeting on Monday.  Work on the gazebo is done, with the exception of seed and topsoil.  Porta-potties have been delivered.

CEMETERY

Tammy Beal reported that Tom Lloyd has graded the back of Lakeside Cemetery .  A nice thank-you note was received the Mecklenburg family.  A resident wants to make a donation to the cemetery, possibly flowering trees and/or fencing.

LOWER LEVEL HAND RAIL

Travis Hodge motioned to have Gary Beal paint the lower level hand rail for $600 plus paint. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll call vote: Beal, Andersen, Hodge, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes. Motion carried 7-0.

HOMETOWN VILLAGE

Soil borings have been done, but the report hasn’t been received.  Dan Lowe will investigate getting rid of the remaining debris and also investigate having some means to close off the access (AI #1.)

ZBA REPORT

Dan Lowe reported that one variance was heard at the May 3, 2010 meeting for an accessory structure.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

The Darakjian property is up for tax sale; the city of Howell may be interested in a joint venture.

The Brighton, Howell and Hartland Chambers of Commerce and the Land Policy Institute, along with the cooperative extension service, have created a series of seminars on the new economy.

Chestnut was heard by the Court of Appeals.

Information from the Livingston Hunger Council is in the packet.

The city of Howell is doing work on the water line down Norton Road. Dan Lowe will find out how and when the work is being done (AI #2.)

A representative from Woolly Bully’s “Eat to the Beat” met with township representatives about a 3000 square foot restaurant.

Bob Hanvey said former township clerk Myrna Schlittler is having medical issues if anyone would like to get in touch with her.

An email from Steve Williams is included in the packet with information on assessing.

A copy of the most recent bond ratings is in the packet.

Recycle Livingston is recruiting new members.

Rain barrels will be sold on Saturday, May 22 at a discounted price.

Late hours on Mondays will be discontinued at the end of May.

The next Heritage Days meeting is Monday, May 17 at 7:00 pm .

Scott Lloyd asked if furlough days have been given; an update was given on who has been given furlough days.

Paula Wyckoff said a Parks & Recreation meeting was held on May 11.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adjourn at 9:40 p.m. Tammy Beal seconded. Motion carried 7-0.