BOARD OF TRUSTEES
AGENDA AND MINUTES
Call to Order
Call to the
Approval of Agenda
a.) Approval of
MTA Invoice $5,452.64
7.) Park #1 Tree Rings
8.) Township Facilities Improvements
Call to the
Bob Hanvey, Les Andersen, Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Jim Murray, Paula
Wyckoff, and Scott Lloyd
Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
The board members introduced themselves.
TO THE PUBLIC
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Les Andersen motioned to
approve the agenda as presented. Paula
Wyckoff seconded. Motion carried 7-0.
Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda. Les Andersen seconded. Roll
call vote: Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen, Murray—all yes.
Motion carried 7-0.
Beal motioned to approve up to $200 for two signs, one post, and
installation at Copperfield. Les
Andersen seconded. Roll call
vote: Wyckoff, Murray, Hanvey,
Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes. Motion
Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to schedule a public hearing for the
Bonnie Circle Paving Special Assessment District Creation as presented.
Les Andersen seconded. Roll
call vote: Beal, Andersen,
Murray, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.
Resolution passed 7-0.
Beal reported that four resumes have been received; the deadline for
submission is May 31. Jim Murray
said he felt the interview process should be done with the supervisor,
clerk, and treasurer because they will work with the assessor on a daily
basis. Recommendation would be
brought to the board for approval. Jim
Murray motioned that the interviewing of applicants for the assessor
position be done by the supervisor, clerk, and treasurer in a closed meeting
and have them bring recommendations back to the board for approval.
Tammy Beal seconded. Discussion:
Scott Lloyd said he thinks the entire board should conduct
interviews; he asked if they would at least see the resumes.
Jim Murray said yes, just not a public interview process.
Roll call vote: Hanvey—yes;
Lowe—no; Wyckoff—yes; Beal—yes; Lloyd—no; Murray—yes;
board members discussed the revised estimate for Triangle Lake Road repairs.
Dan Lowe reported that he spoke with the director of the Nature
Center, who wasn’t willing to contribute to dust control costs.
Traffic counts from the road commission show that 925 out of 2600
cars over a three-day period were attributed to the Nature Center.
After discussion, Scott Lloyd motioned to accept the second proposal
from the Livingston County Road Commission for Triangle Lake Road repairs in
the amount of $40,000 and address additional repairs next year.
Dan Lowe seconded. Roll call vote: Murray, Beal, Andersen,
Lowe,Hanvey, Lloyd, Wyckoff—all yes. Motion
#1 TREE RINGS
handout is included in the packet. Tammy
Beal motioned to have tree rings installed by Goodsell totaling $605.
Les Andersen seconded. Discussion:
Dan Lowe said if the lawn service damages a tree again, they should
pay for it. Roll call vote:
Lowe, Wyckoff, Lloyd, Murray, Andersen, Beal, Hanvey—all yes.
Motion carried 7-0.
Wyckoff asked about getting a bid on having the cattails sprayed in the
gazebo pond. Dan Lowe suggested
talking with Don McGowan.
Lowe will contact D&H Asphalt and Tom Rogers regarding the parking lot (AI
#1.) Tammy Beal will check
on what the cost was last time (AI #2.)
members discussed removing the shrubs in front of the building, and
installing a bench. Funds are
available from an ITC donation. Tammy
Beal will put information in the next packet.
budget meeting is in three weeks, and Bob Hanvey asked if there are items to
be included in the budget. Mr.
Hanvey mentioned staff increases, Parks & Rec, and Jewell Road
improvements. Les Andersen said
he felt the township may be interested in expanding Lakeside Cemetery and
funds should be set aside in case the property becomes available.
Mr. Hanvey said the township used to budget $25,000 per year for
parks. Dan Lowe felt those funds
should go to road improvements. Jim
Murray felt that roads and salaries are important.
Mr. Hanvey said the budget will be presented at the June 14 meeting,
and approved at the June 28 meeting.
Beal said there is a pile of debris past the gazebo from the County Farm
Road repairs that could be hazardous, especially during Heritage Days.
Dan Lowe will discuss possible remedies with Jack Lowe. Les Andersen
motioned to authorize up to $500 to facilitate this project out of the
general fund. Jim Murray
seconded. Roll call vote: Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen,
Murray—all yes. Motion
Lloyd asked if signs will be put up that the disc golf course will be closed
during Heritage Days; Tammy Beal said they were just put up.
Information was passed out regarding the recent visit to Creature Comforts.
A letter is included in the packet from HCC regarding denial of a claim.
Bob Hanvey updated the board members on property on Lydia Lane that is involved in litigation and the township may have to create a nonconforming parcel.
water main connection project has started.
Bob Hanvey said a developer asked about redoing the Crystalwood plan, and there may be issues related to the Condominium Act.
The redemption period for the Marion Oaks property is not over.
A list of vacant property in the township up for auction is in the packet; none of the parcels include sewer/water.
A letter was received regarding an old barn on County Farm Road and possible danger it may pose. Bob Hanvey said the township could contact the Livingston County Building Department.
Richard Newman, 1587 Villa View Lane, was present on behalf of Copperfield. He thanked the board for its assistance with the emergency exit, and asked if signs could be put up. Bob Hanvey said the board approved funds for two signs earlier in the meeting. Mr. Hanvey also advised Mr. Newman to contact the Sheriff’s Department prior to installing the Neighborhood Watch signs.
Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:58 pm. Tammy Beal seconded. Motion carried 7-0.