Draft Minutes - Board of Trustees
July 29, 2003
Lingle, Lowe, Schlittler and
CALL TO ORDER
Hanvey called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Myrna Schlittler motioned to approve the agenda as presented. Dave Hamann seconded.
Motion carried 5-0.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Tom and Kathleen Christian, 2525 Rubbins Drive, were present to continue discussion with the
township board concerning the neighbor’s disruptive dogs. They presented a videotape to support
their claims, which documented dates and times of the disturbances. They also have documentation
showing nineteen 911 calls and six police reports. Mr. Christian would like the township to implement
a dog ordinance with a monetary penalty. The Christians have filed for a show cause hearing in
court, to be held Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m.
prosecutor’s office and was told they only enforce state laws. Mr. Lowe is waiting for a return phone call
from Ann Burns of the Livingston County Animal Control, who is supposed to find out who the county
prosecutor is. The Christians have talked with Ms. Burns and she has indicated that her office doesn’t have
staff on duty after 5:00 p.m. and, therefore, cannot substantiate the claims. Dan Lowe indicated he would
follow-up with the Christians once he’s talked with Ms. Burns from Animal Control. Bob Hanvey will
whether the township could issue violations with a monetary penalty
Bob Hanvey gave an update on the status of the cell tower lease. Michael Sivore from AT&T indicated he
has the authority to substitute paragraphs in the lease document and has been working with the township to
modify the language. Mr. Sivore also indicated he has obtained an address from the county for the tower.
Bob Hanvey indicated that the builder, Bill Richardson, and the bank representative, Dennis Gehringer, have
had discussions and are working out the payment details (late fees) in the contract.
Legal Support Application
Neil Goodman, the attorney representing the township in the Highland situation, suggested that the township
may want to contact MTA to see if they are interested in joining the Supreme Court case, which is going to
resolve the jurisdictional issues as to whether the complaint regarding breach of contract should be held in
the circuit court or the tax tribunal. Sue Lingle said the brief needs to be done by the end of August and
times of the essence. Sue Lingle moved by resolution to pursue the jurisdictional portion of the case in
the Michigan Supreme Court. Dave Hamann seconded. Roll call vote: Dave Hamann, Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey,
Dan Lowe—all yes. Resolution
Construction Pay Request for Georgetown Pump
Bob Hanvey provided a copy of the first pay request. This document will be modified by adding a place for the
township to sign. Mr. Hanvey has visited the site several times and everything seems to be progressing. The concrete
work is done, the hut is set, the pump is set on the pipes, the enclosure is on the ground, the transformer pad is done,
the transformer is down, and the generator pad is poured, but there’s no generator yet. Most of the mechanical
is done. Dan Lowe suggested
tabling this item until the generator arrives.
the county to pay $35,569.80 as payment for 40% completion of the Georgetown Water Booster Station.
Dave Hamann seconded. Roll call vote: Dan Lowe—no; Myrna Schlittler, Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle,
Hamann—yes. Motion carried 4-1.
Bob Hanvey said that SEMCOG has requested information from the assessor’s database. He would like
authorization from the township board to provide them with the information requested. Sue Lingle pointed
out that SEMCOG doesn’t do anything for Livingston County. Sue Lingle motioned to authorize the
to provide SEMCOG with database information.
Myrna Schlittler seconded.
Motion carried 5-0.
TO THE PUBLIC