BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and MINUTES

            Thursday, July 28, 2011

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.      Approval of Agenda  

2.   Consent Agenda

a.)    Approval of July 14, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    Township Investments

c.)    June 28, 2011MT Park Advisory Meeting Minutes

d.)    July 20, 2011 HAFD Agenda/Minutes

e.)    July 20, 2011 MHOG Agenda/Minutes

3.      Health Insurance

4.      Township Road Update

5.      Budget Update

6.      Home Town Lease Agreement

7.      Lowe Lawsuit

Correspondence/ Updates:

·        Pending Litigation    

·        Highland-Howell Hearing

·        Final Inspection for Marion Retail Center

 Call to the Public

 Adjournment

MINUTES

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

 MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

CALL TO ORDER

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
The board members introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC
None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Tammy Beal added item #8— Pardee Lake SAD .  Scott Lloyd motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Les Andersen seconded.
Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA
Les Andersen motioned to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.   Motion carried 7-0.

HEALTH INSURANCE
Jack Schmitz from Burnham & Flower contacted the township and said that rule and policy changes will impact the prescription drug coverage.  Prices aren’t available yet, and Mr. Schmitz will attend the next meeting to update the entire board.

TOWNSHIP ROAD UPDATE
Mike Crain from the Livingston County Road Commission sent a letter with options for the County Farm repairs.  Bob Hanvey will contact the road commission to get more details and ask if a representative can meet with board members.

BUDGET UPDATE
No action required on this item because no money was approved for the roads (above).

HOMETOWN LEASE AGREEMENT
Les Andersen motioned to approve the lease agreement with modifications, and authorize the clerk to sign the agreement.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

LOWE LAWSUIT
A letter from the attorney is included in the packet.  Scott Lloyd asked why the assessor can’t take the amount off.  Bob Hanvey said the assessor doesn’t have jurisdiction at this point.  Tammy Beal motioned to respond that the township doesn’t have the authority to accept the offer from Dan Lowe.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 5-1 (Lowe—abstain; Lloyd—no.)

PARDEE LAKE SAD
Tammy Beal updated the board members on this item.  Eight property owners on Pardee Lake live in Marion Township and aren’t part of Genoa Township ’s special assessment.  The township was approached to create a SAD for those property owners.  A petition will be circulated.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES
Pending Litigation:  No new information on Chestnut or Prusak; the Highland court date is November 1.

Marion Retail Center :  No new information.

The $80,000 from MHOG was received.

Additional documents for Hometown Village are posted on the website; the HVM annual meeting is August 3 at the township hall.

Hunter’s Safety class begins next week.

The Livingston County Drain office is having a rain barrel/compost bin sale on Saturday, August 6.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Les Andersen said the road commission will know by fall if the Jewell Road bridge is eligible for federal funds.

ADJOURNMENT
Tammy Beal motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 pm.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.