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                                 MARION TOWNSHIP

                  AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES                                                     

                             July 14, 2005 

 

Call to Order

Pledge to the Flag

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

Approval of Agenda

Approval of June 9, 2005 Regular Board Minutes  

OLD BUSINESS

 Cingular Cell Tower

 Radick Show Cause

  Marion Township Roads

      a.) Salt Brine

 REU’s for the High School

             Peavy Force Main

             Handicap Handrail

                   a.)    $3100.00 one side

                   b.)    $5800.00 both sides

               OHM Inspection Procedures

               Recreation Authority

               McCracken Show Cause

NEW BUSINESS

Clark Hill Invoice

Petition the LCRC to lower the speed limit to 25 M.P.H.

in the Schadel Subdivision

Article XII of the Howell Area Fire Authority Articles

of Incorporation

Marion Township Fee Schedule

Retention Schedule

New Agenda Format

Planning Commission Report

Parks & Recreation Report

ZBA Report

Zoning Administrator Report

DPW Report

Treasurers Report

For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                          DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Bob Hanvey , Sue Lingle, Dan Lowe, Dave Hamann , and Tammy Beal

MEMBERS ABSENT:     None

OTHERS PRESENT:                  Phil Westmoreland, OHM, Township Engineer                                           

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:30 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 as amended. Sue Lingle seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, June 9, 2005

Sue Lingle motioned to approve the minutes as presented. Dave Hamann seconded Motion carried 5-0.

Board of Trustees Budget Public Hearing, June 9, 2005

Sue Lingle motioned to approve the budget public hearing minutes as presented.  Tammy Beal seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

OLD BUSINESS

Recreation Authority

Sue Lingle made a resolution to approve proposed Recreation Authority Articles of Incorporation for

publication, as follows:

Whereas, the Marion Township Board of Trustees have reviewed the proposed Articles of Incorporation

which create the Howell Area Recreation Authority;

Whereas, the proposed Articles of Incorporation have been reviewed by and the same meet with the written

approval of the Marion Township attorney as to form;

Whereas, the Howell Area Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing at its regularly scheduled

meeting on August 9, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. to take any public comment on the proposed Articles;

Whereas, it is required by law that the proposed Articles of Incorporation be published in its entirety prior

to formal adoption by the township;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Marion Township Board of Trustees approve the proposed Howell Area

Recreation Authority Articles of Incorporation as to form and authorize its publication in the Livingston

County Press & Argus on July 31, 2005 .

Be it further resolved that the Marion Township Board of Trustees approve the payment of publication of the

proposed Articles through the 2005-06 budget of the Howell Parks and Recreation Commission.

Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann , Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey , Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—

all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS

Article XII of the Howell Area Fire Authority Articles of Incorporation

Sue Lingle made a resolution to approve the amended Articles of Incorporation.  Tammy Beal seconded. 

Roll call vote: Dan Lowe, Bob Hanvey , Tammy Beal, Sue Lingle, Dave Hamann —all yes.

Resolution passed 5-0.

OLD BUSINESS (continued)

Cingular Cell Tower

Dave Hamann motioned to postpone this agenda item until Unison contacts the township.  Tammy Beal

seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Radick Show Cause

Dan Lowe, the ZBA representative, said the variance request was tabled until a special meeting

scheduled for July 19.  The township attorney asked for time to investigate the debarking issue.

Dave Hamann said the noise isn’t an issue for the ZBA and shouldn’t have been discussed.

Dan Lowe said the ZBA is trying to negotiate an arrangement.  Charlie Musson commented that

debarking a dog is inhumane and should not be done.  Dan Lowe motioned to postpone this agenda

item until the next board meeting.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Marion Township Roads

Phil Westmoreland said he talked with Jody from the Livingston County Road Commission (LCRC), and

the LCRC will provide an estimate for Cedar Lake Road .  Bob Hanvey said the contract needs to be in

place before the first of August. 

Sue Lingle motioned to approve payment for July dust control.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote: 

Dan Lowe, Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey —all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

Tammy Beal motioned to authorize a third dust control application, date to be determined.  Dave Hamann

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

Motion carried 5-0.

High School REUs

Bob Hanvey reviewed a proposed agreement between the Howell School Board and the township.

Sue Lingle motioned to postpone this agenda item until the next regular board meeting to complete REU

arrangements with Howell Public Schools.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Phil Westmoreland explained that the plans for the sanitary sewer system are basically approved at

this point.  An MDEQ permits needs to be obtained, which takes 3-4 weeks.  Bob Hanvey said the

township can’t sign the permit until the contract has been approved.

Peavy Force Main

OHM provided a revised estimate for replacement of the sanitary sewer force main next Peavy Road . 

Dan Lowe motioned to authorize OHM to have bid documents prepared. Sue Lingle seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

Handicap Handrail

An additional bid was received for $5800 for both sides or $3100 for one side.  Tammy Beal motioned to

postpone this agenda item.  Sue Lingle seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

OHM Inspection Procedures

Sue Lingle motioned to postpone this agenda item.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

McCracken Show Cause

Dave Hamann motioned to have this item forwarded to the township attorney.  Dan Lowe seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

NEW BUSINESS (continued)

Clark Hill Invoice

Dave Hamann motioned to pay the Clark Hill invoice for $7,680.  Sue Lingle seconded.  Roll call vote:

Dan Lowe, Bob Hanvey , Sue Lingle, Tammy Beal, Dave Hamann —all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

Petition to LCRC

Tammy Beal said the residents of Schadel subdivision on Cedar Lake Road have requested that 25 mph

speed limit signs be installed.  There would be no cost to the township. Dave Hamann motioned to request

the LCRC install 25 mph speed limit signs in the Schadel subdivision.  Tammy Beal seconded. 

Motion carried 5-0.

Retention Schedule

Tammy Beal provided the board members with copies of the Michigan Township Record Retention General

Schedule #10.  Sue Lingle motioned to adopt this schedule.  Tammy Beal seconded. 

Motion carried 5-0.

New Agenda Format

Tammy Beal presented the board members with a proposed format for meeting agendas. The length of the

minutes will also be reduced.  This format will be followed beginning with the July 28, 2005 meeting. 

Ms. Beal also suggested using e-packets in the future. 

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

Dave Hamann reported that the regular PC meeting was held on June 28.

PARKS & RECREATION REPORT

Sue Lingle provided a report on the P&R meeting.

ZBA REPORT

Dan Lowe reported that the Radicks’ variance request was tabled and a special meeting will be held on

Tuesday, July 19.

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

Provided in packets.  Bob Hanvey asked to have the number of condo units verified.

DPW REPORT

Provided in packets.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Dave Hamann motioned to accept the treasurer’s report with expenses of $106,774.96.  Tammy Beal

seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bob Hanvey asked to have a review of staff assignments added to the next board agenda. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Barney Cole, 918 Francis Road :  Mr. Cole said he thought that Adler was going to pave Francis

Road to the entrance of  Copperfield.  Dave Hamann said it was a discussion item only.

Charlie Musson, 333 Triangle Lake Road :  Mr. Musson said he has completed the gate he was

asked to build.  Mr. Musson also commented on haul routes and recommends that the gravel

ordinance be amended. 

Jack Lowe, 345 Woodcreek:  Mr. Lowe said the “speed bumps” on Norton Road are becoming

more of a problem with the gravel trains from Northern Materials.  He asked about having the spots

blended with a milling machine.  Phil Westmoreland said it would require a grinding machine and he

will check on prices.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.