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                                          BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                                       Thursday, May 22, 2008 

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.      Approval of Agenda  

2.   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 May 8, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    Investment Report

3.      Premier Farms Show Cause Hearing

4.      Marion Drain #3

5.      HAPRA

6.      Three Signs on D-19

7.      2008 Marion Township Road Projects/Norton Road Bids

8.      Parking Lot Bids

Correspondence/ Updates

For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                                            DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Bob Hanvey , Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal , Les Andersen , Travis Hodge,

                                       Dan Lowe, and Paula Wyckoff

MEMBERS ABSENT:       None

OTHERS PRESENT:        Annette McNamara , Zoning Administrator

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

MEMBERS PRESENT/ABSENT

The members of the board introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Amanda DeGroot-Opolka introduced herself and said she is running for clerk of Iosco Township .

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Two items were added to the agenda:  #9 Volunteers and #10 Crystalwood/Foxfire water connection.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Bob Hanvey asked to have approval of the May 8 minutes removed from the consent agenda. Dave Hamann motioned to approve the consent agenda as amended.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

APPROVAL OF MAY 8, 2008 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

Bob Hanvey asked to have the following changes made: under Brent Drive, Manus should be spelled Manis; under definition of contractor storage yard, Ciciliano should be spelled Siciliano. Dave Hamann motioned to approve the minutes as amended.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

PREMIER FARMS SHOW CAUSE HEARING

Mark Janeck, representative for the owners, Bill and Peter Anest, was present in response to the request sent by the zoning administrator.  Annette McNamara said the two concerns are the barn that was buried at Amos and Norton Roads, and two houses on Cedar Lake Road that have the basements filled with debris. Mr. Janeck apologized to the board, and said he didn’t realize that permits were necessary. The houses on Cedar Lake Road were used by the fire department for training, and he was unaware he was supposed to obtain a permit. The barn was torn down to remedy an unsafe situation. Mr. Janeck provided a letter from the fire department indicating that the only items left inside the structures were ordinary construction materials. 

Dan Lowe motioned to require the barn site to have all of the material completely removed and filled.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

Dan Lowe motioned to excavate the two house sites and remove the ash completely, and the wells and septic systems abandoned according to code.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

Dan Lowe motioned to have Mr. Janeck notify the township at least two days prior to clean up so a township representative can verify the work is done.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

Jack Lowe said he felt that if the township has to have a representative on site, reimbursement should be made by the property owners.

MARION DRAIN #3

Ken Recker was present on behalf of the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s Office and provided the board with updated copies of the proposed resolution.  Mr. Recker discussed the various options with the board.

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution approving Option #1 plan as submitted by the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s Office to replace the existing tile drain at a cost of approximately $100,500.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hamann, Lowe, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff , Andersen, Hodge—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

HAPRA

Deb Mikula was present to ask the board for its approval of the revised Articles of Incorporation.   Dave Hamann had some questions regarding property outside of the boundaries of the Authority. 

Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution approving the HAPRA Articles of Incorporation as presented.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff —yes; Hodge—yes; Hanvey—yes; Hamann—no; Beal—yes; Andersen—yes; Lowe—no.  Resolution passed 5-2.

Paula Wyckoff said that HAPRA is interested in using the hall for future programs, and what the rules would be.  It was decided that HAPRA should follow the same guidelines as any group that would use the facility.  Tammy Beal did say that the township would have first priority.  Deb Mikula asked if she could get a list of equipment that’s available, so her group would know what they would have to supply.

D-19 SIGNS

Annette McNamara said she should have more information by next Tuesday.

2008 TOWNSHIP ROAD PROJECTS/ NORTON ROAD BIDS

No response has been received from the Livingston County Road Commission on this project.  Phil Westmoreland said he will work on an estimate for repairs on Norton Road from Burkhart to County Farm . 

PARKING LOT BIDS

Phil Westmoreland said he talked with Jeff Prince from the City of Howell, and the product they used was microseal.  Mr. Westmoreland will put together bid specifications for slurry seal and microseal and send the information to Tammy Beal, who will put the bid in the paper.

VOLUNTEERS

Tammy Beal stated that the township’s steam engine show and flea market will be held on June 14-15, 2008 .  Volunteers for that and all volunteers who help the township have liability coverage under the definitions of our property and liability coverage.

CRYSTALWOOD/FOXFIRE

Bob Hanvey asked the boards opinion on how to proceed with this project.  The board members discussed the route the pipe should take and easement issues.  Dan Lowe said he feels this project needs to move forward.  Mr. Hanvey said the treasurer has identified a source of funding.  Dan Lowe motioned to start procedures to move forward with this project.  Dan Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

None.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

None.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm .  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.