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Agenda

Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.)    Approval of Agenda

2.)    Consent Agenda

                       a.) Approval of June 27, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

                        b.) Complaint Report

                        c.)  DPW Report

                        d.)  Parks and Recreation Reports

                        e.)  Treasurers Report

                        f.)  Howell City WWTP

                        g.)   Zoning Report

            3.)    Marion Township Roads   

4.)    Pardiac Special Use Permit SUP #01-13  

5.)    Cell Tower

6.)    Noise Ordinance

7.)    Crystal Wood

8.)    Howell/Highland

Correspondence/Updates  

            From the Ground on Up

Call to the Public

Adjournment

 

MARION TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JULY 11, 2013

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: Phil Westmoreland, Spicer Group

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CALL TO ORDER

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Bob Hanvey asked to have item #9-Turtle Creek Sewer (Harris), added to the agenda. Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Tammy Beal seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff asked to have the June 27 regular meeting minutes corrected; the item under Correspondence/Updates should read Peavy Road instead of Mason Road. Jim Murray motioned to approve the consent agenda as amended. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

ROADS

An email from Mike Craine regarding subgrade issues on Bonnie Circle is included in the packet.

PARDIAC SPECIAL USE PERMIT SUP #01-13

Bob Pardiac was present as the applicant for the special use permit for a Class II home occupation. Tammy Beal questioned the hours: is it Monday-Friday or Monday-Saturday? Item #12 will be changed to reflect Monday-Saturday. Item #6 will be further clarified to read Class 5 trucks and under. Tammy Beal motioned to recommend final approval for SUP #01-13 Home Occupation Class II, Pardiac Auto Repair, as recommended by the Planning Commission conditions. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

CELL TOWER

Another proposal from Md7/AT&T is included in the packet, along with a memo from Bob Hanvey detailing the latest lease modification. Scott Lloyd motioned to decline. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

NOISE ORDINANCE

An anonymous letter from a resident regarding fireworks and a noise ordinance is included in the packet. Bob Hanvey feels that a noise ordinance is unenforceable. Les Andersen suggested that the Planning Commission review. Jim Murray motioned to have the zoning administrator research other communities' general ordinances regarding fireworks/noise. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

CRYSTALWOOD

The amended and restated consent judgment is included in the packet. Dan Lowe said the agreement needs to refer to the road as public; Rick Elkow said he cannot force the LCRC to accept the road. Bob Hanvey asked how the roads being public would benefit the township; Dan Lowe said the owners bought homes with the understanding that the roads would be public. Jim Murray motioned to accept the revised consent judgment as presented. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Discussion: Dan Lowe wants it documented that the board is making a decision without documentation from the Livingston County Drain Commission and the Livingston County Road Commission. Roll call vote: Lowe-no; Lloyd-yes; Beal-yes; Hanvey-yes; Wyckoff-yes; Andersen-yes; Murray-yes. Motion carried 6-1.

HOWELL/HIGHLAND

Bob Hanvey updated the board members on this item. The city is purchasing the property and will close on 7/16. Scott Lloyd said the board has already declined purchasing the property. Bob Hanvey said if the offer changes, it can be brought to the board again.

TURTLE CREEK SEWER-RICHARD HARRIS

Bob Hanvey passed out an email from Phil Westmoreland. The board members discussed the various options. Bob Hanvey motioned to postpone action on this item to gather more information on the extent of the easement from Turtle Creek to Maple Farms. Jim Murray seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

An email was received from Brigette Patton, From the Ground On Up, regarding a youth outreach program.

Tammy Beal said new carpet is being installed on Tuesday and asked for help after the meeting removing furniture from the boardroom.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

ADJOURNMENT

Tammy Beal motioned to adjourn at 9:27 pm. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

Submitted by: S. Longstreet