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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

             AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                             JUNE 8, 2006  

                     

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

MEMBERS PRESENT/ ABSENT:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:    Agenda Items Only – 3 minute limit

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 May 25, 2006 Minutes

  c.) Approval of May 23 Special Joint Meeting

  d.) May 23 Planning Commission Report

  e.) Approval of Minutes from June 5, Special Board of Trustees Meeting

   f.) DPW Report

  g.) Zoning Report

  h.) Complaint Report

  i.) Treasurer's Report

  j.) General Fund Investments

  2. Tracilee Easement

  3. Marion Township Meeting Schedule  

   4. Foreclosed Land Purchase

      a. #4710-09-401-019

      b. #4710-09-401-018

   5. Kraft complaint

   6. Approval of TXT # 11-05; Section 17.16 Group Day Care Homes

   7. Peavy Road Force Main Invoice Approval

   8. Appoint Treasurer to collect for Special Assessments

   9. Township Data on line. 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

CALL TO PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:  

                                               DRAFT MINUTES     

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Bob Hanvey, Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, and Dan Lowe

MEMBERS ABSENT:      None

OTHERS PRESENT:       Phil Westmoreland , OHM

                                      David Schroeder, OHM

                                      Ken Palka, Pfeffer, Hanniford & Palka

                                      Chris Arsenault, Pfeffer, Hanniford & Palka                                                                                                                                         

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CALL TO ORDER

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

PLEDGE TO FLAG

MEMBERS PRESENT

The members of the board introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Carol Hackett Garagiola introduced herself as a candidate for Probate Court judge.  Linda Walker introduced

herself as a candidate for District Court Judge.  Jay Drick introduced himself as a candidate for Howell

District Court Judge.

Travis Hodge, Les Andersen, and Gary Dunn introduced themselves as candidates for Marion Township

trustee.

CONSENT AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Bob Hanvey asked to have the approval of the current agenda removed from the consent agenda in the future. 

2006-07 BUDGET REVIEW

Bob Hanvey reviewed the preliminary 2006-07 budget.  Mr. Hanvey said he would like changes in four areas:

cemetery, recreation fund, planning, and watershed.  The 2006-07 budget hearing/truth in taxation will be held on

June 29, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

KRAFT COMPLAINT

In response to a complaint the township received, Bob Hanvey said he and the zoning administrator visited the

Kraft property and found no violation.  Mr. Kraft had comments regarding the neighbors who signed the complaint. 

Dan Lowe said he has heard loud music coming from the Kraft’s property.  Mr. Kraft said there’s no noise

ordinance, and the gun club is louder than he is.  Mr. Lowe said as long as it’s quiet, the issue is over.

TRACILEE EASEMENT

Dan Lowe motioned to authorize up to $2,000 for installation of lights and three posts with a chain at the

Tracilee and Peavy Road pump stations.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann ,

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

2006-07 TOWNSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

Dave Hamann motioned to accept the proposed 2006-07 township meeting schedule.  Paula Wyckoff seconded. 

Motion carried 5-0.

The Board of Trustees meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. , and the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of

Appeals will continue to meet at 7:30 p.m , effective in July. 

FORECLOSED LAND PURCHASE

Paula Wyckoff provided information on two parcels of land that the township has the opportunity to purchase.

The deadline to respond is July 4, 2006 .

TEXT AMENDMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to approve Text Amendment #11-05:  Section 17.16—Group Day Care Homes, which

shall become effective seven days after publication.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dan Lowe, Tammy

Beal, Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann —all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

PEAVY ROAD FORCE MAIN INVOICE

Tammy Beal motioned to approve payment of $74,200.18 from the sewer fund to C&E Construction Co. for the

Peavy force main repair.  Dan Lowe seconded.  Roll call vote:  Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe,

Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

AUTHORIZATION FOR TREASURER TO COLLECT SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

Dan Lowe motioned to adopt a resolution regarding certain special assessment bills as follows:  WHEREAS, the

Township Board (the “Board”) of the Township of Marion, Livingston County, Michigan (the “Township”), has the

authority to direct the Township Treasurer to attend to billing of special assessments which have been approved by

the Township Board; and

WHEREAS, by law, if a property within the Township is subject to a special assessment and the property is

subsequently annexed to a city, the special assessments that have not yet been paid remain valid and remain a

lien on such property.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARION ,

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN , as follows:

1.       In the event any property located within the Township which is subject to a special assessment and which

remains unpaid in part, is annexed to a city, the Township Treasurer shall prepare and send to the property

owner a special assessment bill for each special assessment that remains unpaid.

2.       The Township Treasurer shall obtain from the city treasurer the address and name to whom such special

assessment bill shall be sent which shall be the same person or persons as are listed on the tax roll of the

city for such property.

3.       All previous resolutions, or parts of previous resolutions, of the board that are inconsistent with this

resolution are hereby rescinded.

Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey,

Dan Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

TOWNSHIP DATA ONLINE

Bob Hanvey asked the board to consider having assessing and tax information available online.  Tammy Beal also

would like the township cemetery information online.  Tammy Beal motioned to authorize the Cemetery

Preservation Committee to have the cemetery information available online.  Dave Hamann seconded. 

Motion carried 5-0.  No motion was offered for the online assessment and tax information. 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Tammy Beal said the LCRC representative, Tim Johnson, asked when the next brine treatment should be done. 

He suggested waiting until the end of June/first of July.  Charlie Musson said Triangle Lake Road is very dusty.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Dan Martin volunteered to be part of the watershed group.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at 8:57 p.m.   Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.