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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

               BUDGET - PUBLIC HEARING 

          REGULAR BOARD MEETING TO FOLLOW

                      AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                            JUNE 29, 2006  

                                        TRUTH IN TAXATION

                                   PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

Call to Order

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public  

Truth in Taxation Millage Rate (0.8216)

Presentation of the 2006-2007 Budget

Public Comment

Adjourn

                        BOARD MEETING PROPOSED AGENDA                     

 

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.       Approval of Agenda

    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 June 7, 2006 Special Meeting Minutes

            b.) Approval of June 8, 2006 Board Minutes

            c.) Approval of June 12, 2006 Election Commission Minutes

            d.) Parks and Recreation Report

            e.) June 6, 2006 Planning Commission Public Meeting Report

            f.) June 6, 2006 Planning Commission Special Meeting Report  

      2.   Approval of the 2006-2007 Budget

3.   Sheriffs Coverage Presentation: Steve Williams and Dave Domas

4.   July National Park and Recreation Month

5. Foreclosed Land Purchase

a.) #4710-09-401-019

b.) #4710-09-401-018

6.   Board Members and Staff Pay Rates

7.   Approval of Community Wastewater Utility Systems, General     

      Ordinance  

8. Fire Station Lease

9. Intergovernmental Agreement for the Water Shed Consultant

10. McCracken Violation/Court Case

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Call to the Public

Adjournment  

                                                        DRAFT MINUTES

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:                 None

OTHERS PRESENT:                  Phil Westmoreland , OHM

                                                David Schroeder, OHM         

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 8:35 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

CONSENT AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Dan Lowe seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

SHERIFF’S COVERAGE PRESENTATION

Steve Williams, 5118 Hinchey Road, Planning Commissioner for District 6, introduced himself; Planning Commissioner Dave Domas, 

Chairman of the Public Safety Subcommittee; and Livingston County Undersheriff Michael Murphy.  Mr. Williams asked for the 

opportunity to discuss the township’s support of sheriff’s road patrols, provide background information and answer any questions the

board may have. Mr. Domas also discussed 911 services in the county.  Mr. Murphy discussed contracts that the sheriff’s department 

has with municipalities in the area and provided board members with a handout detailing numbers of calls, etc.

APPROVAL OF 2006-07 BUDGETS

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the General Fund Proposed Budget Amendments for the year 

ending 6/30/06 .  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, 

Dave Hamann —all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the General Fund Proposed Budget for the year ending 6/30/07 . 

Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe—all yes.  

Resolution passed 5-0.

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Sewer Fund Proposed Budget for the year ending 6/30/07 . 

Dave Hamann seconded.  Roll call vote:  Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe—all yes.  

Resolution passed 5-0.

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Water New User Fund Proposed Budget Amendments for the

year ending 6/30/06 .  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Paula Wyckoff, Tammy Beal, Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe, 

Bob Hanvey—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Water New User Fund Proposed Budget for the year

ending 6/30/07 .  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes

Resolution passed 5-0.

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Water Assessment Fund Proposed Budget for the year 

ending 6/30/07 .  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey—all yes. 

Resolution passed 5-0.

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Love’s Creek Fund Proposed Budget for the year ending 6/30/07 .

Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Dan Lowe, Dave Hamann , Paula Wyckoff, Tammy Beal—all yes.  

Resolution passed 5-0.

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Road Assessment Fund Proposed Budget Amendments for the

year ending 6/30/06 .  Dave Hamann seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dan Lowe, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, 

Dave Hamann —all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Cemetery Fund Proposed Budget for the year ending 6/30/07 . 

Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Paula Wyckoff, Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey—all yes. 

Resolution passed 5-0.

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to approve by activity the Recreation Fund Proposed Budget for the year ending 6/30/07 .

Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dave Hamann , Paula Wyckoff, Dan Lowe—all yes.  

Resolution passed 5-0.

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to approve a millage rate of .8216 for fiscal year ending 6/30/07 .  Tammy Beal seconded.  

Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Dan Lowe, Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution as follows:

Whereas, parks, recreation activities, and leisure experiences provide opportunities for young people to live, grow, and develop

into contributing members of society; and

Whereas, parks and recreation creates lifelines and continued life experiences for older members of our community; and

Whereas, generating opportunities for people to come together and experience a sense of community through fun recreational pursuits; 

and

Whereas, park and recreation agencies provide outlets for physical activities, socializations, and stress reducing experiences; and

Whereas, parks, playgrounds, nature trails, open spaces, community and cultural centers, and historic sites make communities 

attractive and desirable places to live, work, play, and visit, in a manner that contributes to our ongoing economic vitality; and

Whereas, parks, greenways, and open spaces provide a welcome respite from our fast paced, high-tech lifestyles while simultaneously 

protecting and preserving our natural environment; and

Whereas, parks and recreation agencies touch the lives of individuals, families, groups, and the entire community, which positively 

impacts upon the social, economic, health and environmental quality of our community.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we proclaim July as Recreation and Parks Month, and encourage all citizens to celebrate healthy,

active lifestyles by participating in their choice of recreation and park activities.

Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe, Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey—all yes.  

Resolution passed 5-0.

FORECLOSED LAND PURCHASE

Bob Hanvey motioned to adopt a resolution that the township purchase the subject property on Jewell Road .  Tammy Beal seconded. 

Roll call vote:  Dan Lowe—no; Tammy Beal—yes; Bob Hanvey—yes; Paula Wyckoff —yes; Dave Hamann —no.  Resolution passed 3-2.

BOARD AND STAFF PAY RATES

Tammy Beal motioned to increase the hourly pay rate by fifty cents per hour, with the exception of the assessor, deputy clerk, and 

intern.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, Dan Lowe, Bob Hanvey—all yes. 

Motion carried 5-0.

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to increase the supervisor’s salary by 3% to $31,392.  Tammy Beal seconded.  

Discussion:  Bruce Love asked if it’s normal to raise the salary every year.  Mr. Hanvey said the township has been following the 

Board of Review guidelines for the inflation rate.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, 

Bob Hanvey—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to increase the clerk’s salary by 3% to $31,392.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  

Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Paula Wyckoff, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to increase the treasurer’s salary by 3% to $31,392.  Tammy Beal seconded. 

Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe, Paula Wyckoff—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

COMMUNITY WASTEWATER UTILITY SYSTEMS GENERAL ORDINANCE

At the Planning Commission’s request, Dave Hamann motioned to postpone this item until the zoning ordinance related to this item is 

finalized.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

FIRE STATION LEASE

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the fire station lease for the fiscal year ending 6/30/07 .  

Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann —all yes.  

Motion carried 5-0.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE WATERSHED CONSULTANT

Tammy Beal motioned to continue this agreement as it was in the past.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann

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

MCCRACKEN VIOLATION/COURT CASE

Bob Hanvey provided the board members with an updated aerial view of the subject property.  The violation is now at the stage where the

court case is in default.  The township attorney would like to review this new information.  Tammy Beal motioned to postpone this item

until additional information is received from the township attorney.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

PROPERTY TAX ADMINISTRATION FEE

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution as follows:  Whereas, the Township of Marion, Livingston County, Michigan is responsible

for assessing of ad valorem property taxes, the collecting of property tax levies and the handling of review and appeal matters arising

there from; and

Whereas, PA 206 of 1893, MCL 211.44(3), provides for imposition of a property tax administration fee (PTAF) of not more than one

percent (1%); and

Whereas, it is the desire of this Township Board to approve and authorize the imposition of a property tax administration fee as a fee to

offset the cost incurred in assessing property values, collecting tax levies and in the review and appeal process.

Now, therefore, be it hereby resolved by the Township Board of Marion Township that the Township Board does hereby approve and

authorize the imposition of a property tax administration fee of one percent (1%) on all sums voluntarily paid for property taxes.

This resolution shall apply to all property tax levies that shall become due in 2006 or any year thereafter and this resolution shall 

continue in full force and effect unless and until revoked or rescinded by resolution of the Marion Township Board.

Bob Hanvey seconded.  Discussion:  Dan Lowe asked how long the township has been collecting the administration fee. 

Mr. Hanvey said four or five years.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann —no; Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—yes.  

Resolution passed 4-1.

LOVE’S CREEK/SESAME DRIVE BID SHEET

Dave Hamann motioned to have OHM provide the township with a price to prepare a bid packet, contracts, permitting, on-site inspection,

etc.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bruce Love, 2876 Cedar Lake Road , said it’s difficult for audience members to hear the proceedings and would like speakers

 installed.

Tammy Beal thanked Steve Williams and the Livingston County Road Commission for the work done on West Schafer .

Dan Lowe asked if the LCRC had provided prices for ditching.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m.   Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.