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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

            AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                              July 27, 2006  

                     

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

MEMBERS PRESENT/ ABSENT:  

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

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA  

2. 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 July 13, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes  

1.      Approval of Agenda

2.   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 July 13, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes  

b.)    May 23, 2006 Planning Commission Regular Minutes

c.)    June 27, 2006 Planning Commission Public Hearing Minutes

d.)    June 27, 2006 Planning Commission Regular Meeting Minutes

       3. Parker High School

      4. OHM   Procedures

       5. Loves Creek/Sesame Drive

       6. Mr. Lewis (Someplace Special)

      7. HAVA Reimbursement ($9193.58)

       8. Fire Hall bids

       9. Foster/Swift Invoice

      10. Leasing of Township Agriculture Property

      Correspondence/ Updates

      HAVA Reimbursement ($9193.58)

 May 2, 2006 School Election Reimbursement ($4,714.39 Howell);   ($212.56 Pinckney)

      Lucy Road LLC

      Mr. McCracken

      Highland

For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                                                           DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann , Dan Lowe 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 7:00 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dan Lowe asked to have a discussion item added to the agenda regarding meeting time.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as amended. 

Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

PARKER HIGH SCHOOL

Dave Schroeder from OHM provided the board members with the proposal from Spaulding-DeDecker & Associations.  After lengthy

discussion, Dave Hamann motioned to authorize OHM to inform Spaulding-DeDecker that the township board authorizes the design

referenced in OHM’s letter dated July 27, 2006 .  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 4-1 (Lowe opposed).

OHM PROCEDURES

Phil Westmoreland said discussion took place about status of projects in the township.  The question is how far does OHM stay involved

with a project; at what point do they say it’s accepted and sign off.  Dan Lowe suggested having the zoning administrator sign off when

the final compliance is issued.  Dave Hamann suggested the ordinance should be changed.  Charlie Musson suggested this should be

a general ordinance.  Dave Hamann and Dan Lowe will work together to write a general ordinance

LOVE’S CREEK/SESAME DRIVE

Phil Westmoreland said there are legal and ethical issues involved in only participating in certain parts of the project.  A suggestion was

made that the homeowner’s association, contractor and township could form a three-party agreement.  Dave Hamann referred to Public

Act 162 of 1982 for nonprofit corporations.  Larry Grunn will check with the homeowners’ attorney and respond back to the township.

Bob Hanvey will talk with the township’s attorney next week.

MR. LEWIS (JANA’S SOMEPLACE SPECIAL)

Tammy Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to alter the REUs for Mr. Lewis to six (6) by determining the property is a combination of a

convalescent home and senior housing project, using the Equivalent Unit Table.  Dan Lowe seconded.  Roll call vote: 

Dave Hamann —no; Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 4-1.

HAVA REIMBURSEMENT

Tammy Beal reported the township has received the grant money for the basement renovations.

FIRE HALL BIDS

Tammy Beal said there haven’t been any more leaks since this winter.  Dan Lowe offered to check the plywood inside the attic for

leaks. Tammy Beal presented three bids for repairing the approach at the fire hall. 

Dan Lowe motioned to adopt a resolution to accept the bid from Armstrong Masonry, Inc. using 8” concrete and the township will okay

the subgrade before concrete is placed, and the work will be done one bay at a time.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Roll call vote:

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

FOSTER/SWIFT INVOICE

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the Foster/Swift invoice for $20,205.23 from Midwest Claims Service. 

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

Resolution passed 5-0.

LEASING OF TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURE PROPERTY

Jerry Wilson, Sr. is interested in leasing ten acres from the township for growing hay.  After discussion, Tammy Beal motioned to

authorize Jerry Wilson, Sr. to have the soil tested on the property in question.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

MEETING TIME

Dan Lowe asked to have this agenda item added because he feels that 7:00 p.m. is too early to start the meetings, and would like it

changed back to 7:30 p.m.   Tammy Beal said there was a unanimous motion at the June 8, 2006 meeting to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Dan Lowe motioned to postpone this item until the tape from the June 8 meeting can be reviewed.  Dave Hamann seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Tammy Beal said the township has received $4,714.39 from Howell Schools and $212.56 from Pinckney Schools from running

the May 2 school election. Bob Hanvey gave updates on the Lucy Road property, McCracken violation, and Highland .

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

None.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 p.m.   Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.