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 July
10, 2008 Regular Meeting Meeting
Road Maintenance (Set 1st Public Hearing)
4.Parking Lot Bids
5.Final Review of
Text Amendment TXT #02-07/Z-22-08 (Home Occupations)
Review of Text Amendment TXT #01-08 (General Provisions)
Township Road Projects/Norton Road Bids
Wood Water Connection
the Good of the Township
to the Public
, Dan Lowe,
, and Travis Hodge
Dave Raymond was present on behalf
.He said the hospital has
purchased an option to buy the former Marion Oaks property, and they have a
limited window of time.They
have hired Wayne Perry from Desine Inc. to work on this project, as well as
a landscape architect and an architectural firm.
Bob Sabo, 4303 Irene, asked if the
hospital would be doing road improvements to accommodate the additional
traffic.Mr. Raymond said they
will work with the Livingston County Road Commission and hire a traffic
consultant.Travis Hodge asked
if the hospital would have a higher level trauma center to eliminate
.Mr. Raymond said the cardiac
services would be enhanced and they would like to eliminate transfers.
suggested that two or three board members, along with two members from the
Planning Commission, form a committee to determine the procedures.Mr. Hanvey said the current zoning ordinance needs to address some
issues to make this project viable, specifically Article 17.17.John Lowe and
from the Planning Commission have agreed to participate.Travis Hodge and
, along with
, will represent the township board on this committee.
Andersen motioned to authorize the
Planning Commission to start reviewing the zoning ordinance, specifically
Article 17.17, uses permitted by Special Use Permit in Suburban Residential,
and height restrictions, to suggest changes.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Wyckoff asked to have Investments added to the agenda.
asked to have County Farm Road Repair added.
motioned to approve the agenda as amended.
Les Andersen motioned to approve the consent agenda.
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
Six residents were present from the
said the board needs to schedule the public hearings.The township attorney has suggested that there be two separate
districts:one for road
maintenance and one for snow plowing.The
board members discussed Public Act 188 and the procedures.
motioned to adopt a resolution to hold a public hearing on the creation of a
Special Assessment District at the
August 14, 2008
seconded.Roll call vote:Hamann, Hodge,
, Hanvey, Beal, Lowe, Andersen—all yes.Resolution passed 7-0.
Two bids were received:Alan’s Asphalt and D&H Asphalt.Scott Holmes was present on behalf of D&H Asphalt.No one was present on behalf of Alan’s Asphalt.The board members and engineer discussed the project with Mr. Holmes.
asked that the work be done after the August 5 election.
motioned to accept the bid from D&H Asphalt for $12,868.Travis Hodge seconded.Roll
, Hanvey, Beal, Haman, Hodge, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
FINAL REVIEW OF TEXT AMENDMENT
zoning administrator provided the board members with a clean copy of the
motioned to approve the proposed
#02-07—Home Occupations and related standards.Travis Hodge seconded.Discussion:
said that any home occupation now in place would be considered pre-existing.Roll call vote:Andersen—yes;
Lowe—no; Beal—yes; Hanvey—yes; Hamann—yes; Hodge—yes;
—yes.Motion carried 6-1.
PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF TEXT
discussed this text amendment and
had a concern about Section 6.06 E, item 3.The board members agreed this should be deleted.
motioned to grant preliminary approval of
#01-08—General Provisions as amended.
seconded.Roll call vote:Hanvey, Beal,
, Hamann, Hodge, Lowe, Andersen—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
said that MDOT fixed the manholes.
said there is an email from Mike Crain in the board packets.Dan Lowe said that some of the manholes still need repair.Dan Lowe and
will identify the bad spots and report at the next meeting (AI #1).
motioned to table this item until the next board meeting.
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
Bob Hanvey said the board should approve a written policy stating what is provided
to those who are specially assessed.
motioned to authorize Lowe Excavating to install curbs stops and tap water
main per MHOG regulations at a cost of $3,470.Travis Hodge seconded.Discussion:
asked if the money would come out of the construction fund.
said yes.Roll call vote:
, Beal, Hanvey, Hodge, Hamann, Andersen—all yes.Lowe abstained due to his relation to the bidder.Motion carried 6-0-1 abstention.
Bob Hanvey provided the board members with a diagram showing the proposed locations
for tornado sirens in the township.
asked if there were any population estimates for each area.Mr. Hanvey said not yet.He
said the sirens would be placed on existing poles, and the township would
pay the electric service.Dan
Lowe asked about locating a siren on the water tower.
said he would contact the county to get more information (AI #2).
Phil Westmoreland said he met with Mr. Doyen.Mr.
Westmoreland would like to clarify with MHOG whether the vegetation needs to
Paula Wyckoff provided the board with a
letter from Stockbridge State Bank, and a list of stocks showing local banks
and how their stock is performing.
motioned to add Stockbridge State Bank to the list of approved banking
Tammy Beal said the Livingston County Road Commission has
indicated that the repairs on
County Farm Road
will cost more than originally expected.
motioned to approve sharing the cost overrun on the
County Farm Road
seconded.Roll call vote:Hamann, Hodge, Andersen, Hanvey, Beal, Lowe,
—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
Tammy Beal provided the board members with information on
placing political signs, and rules for candidates on election day.
email was received from Mike Arens indicating his willingness to be an
alternate on the ZBA.
motioned to appoint Mike Arens and Mike Smith as alternates for the Zoning
Board of Appeals.
letter is included from the township attorney regarding Lucy Road LLC.
has been stopped for now.Dan
Lowe said the engineer should be able to stop work immediately.The procedure will be to contact the township supervisor.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
said he was contacted by Howard Lindsey from Barkmore Kennels, who said that
has installed some type of siren or loudspeaker that is disruptive.Mr. Andersen told Mr. Lindsey to contact the zoning administrator’s
office to file a complaint.
CALL TO THE
Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at