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                                  BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                         AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                               Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

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 26, 2007 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    Complaint Report

c.)    DPW Report

d.)    Treasurers Report

e.)    Zoning Report

f.)     Value Trends, Inc. Invoice for $5,750.00

g.)    Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., Invoice for $954.40

3.      Cedar Creek Association

  1. Marion Township Roads

a.)    Private Roads General Ordinance Comments

b.)   County Farm Road Invoice for $50,000

  1. Fox Meadows—Site Plan Amendment
  2. Preliminary review of Section 8.04 E #3 ERS Yard Set Back Requirements
  3. Preliminary Review of Section 3.02 figure 3-9 ERS Rear Yard Requirements Diagram
  4. Final Review of Section 6.20 New Private Roads Serving Single-Family, Multiple-Family and Commercial Developments
  5. Section 3.02 Figure 3-8 Cul-de-sac Front Yard Set Back Diagram
  6. Section 6.19 B Lots to Have Access
  7. FEMA Resolution
  8. NPDES Watershed
  9. Handbook Update (Retiree Health Care)
  10. Rolling Thunder Flag
  11. I-96 Rest Stop to Sewer hook-up
  12. ZBA Report

Correspondence/ Updates

   Norton Road Bridge

   MHOG Waterline

    Darakjian and Highland Special Assessment

 For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                                                 DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:               Bob Hanvey , Paula Wyckoff , Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal , Les Andersen, and Travis Hodge

MEMBERS ABSENT:                 Dan Lowe

OTHERS PRESENT:                  Phil Westmoreland , 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

Mark Montagano, 3386 Prescott:  Mr. Montagano asked about a response to his complaints #104-07 and #105-07, and also asked the board to enforce Section 18.06 of the zoning ordinance with regard to Cedar Creek.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Tammy Beal asked to have MHOG removed from Correspondence/Updates and listed as item #17, and add the high school track as item #18.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Travis Hodge motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hamann, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff , Andersen, Hodge—all yes.  Motion carried 6-0.

CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION

Bob Hanvey said the attorney has responded that the township’s role has expired and no longer has jurisdiction over site plan violations at Cedar Creek.  Joanne Wreford asked if the township can prevent construction on the vacant building sites.  Mr. Hanvey said no.  Any further action should be between the homeowners and the developer.

TOWNSHIP ROADS

The comments from the attorney need to be reviewed.  Bob Hanvey will prepare a packet for final approval at the next meeting (AI #1.)

Dave Hamann motioned to pay the Livingston County Road Commission $50,000 for improvements to County Farm Road between Sexton and Sanatorium Roads.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Hamann, Beal, Andersen—all yes.  Motion carried 6-0.

FOX MEADOWS SITE PLAN AMENDMENT

Chris Grzenkowicz was present for Desine, Inc. to request a minor site plan amendment related to sidewalks.  The township’s Planning Commission has reviewed and recommended approval.  Dave Hamann motioned to approve the Fox Meadows site plan amendment, dated July 26, 2007 .  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

PRELIMINARY REVIEW:  SECTION 8.04 E #3— ERS YARD SETBACK REQUIREMENTS

Dave Hamann provided an update on this item.  The requested change is at the request of the zoning administrator.  The Planning Commission is asking for the board’s comment prior to sending to the county.  Les Andersen motioned to return this item to the Planning Commission without comment.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

PRELIMINARY REVIEW:  SECTION 3.02, FIGURE 3-9— ERS REAR YARD REQUIREMENTS DIAGRAM

Tammy Beal motioned to return this item to the Planning Commission without comment.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

FINAL REVIEW:  SECTION 6.20— NEW PRIVATE ROADS SERVING SINGLE-FAMILY, MULTIPLE-FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS

Dave Hamann motioned to table this item until the Private Road General Ordinance is finalized.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

SECTION 3.02, FIGURE 3-8—CUL-DE-SAC FRONT YARD SETBACK DIAGRAM AND SECTION 6.19 B—LOTS TO HAVE ACCESS

Dave Hamann motioned to table both items until the Private Road General Ordinance is finalized.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

FEMA RESOLUTION

Dave Hamann motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  \

Motion carried 6-0.

NPDES WATERSHED

Bob Hanvey reported that the signs are starting to go up, and a resident has volunteered to attend the goose program sponsored by SEMCOG on August 29.

HANDBOOK UPDATE (RETIREE HEALTH CARE )

Tammy Beal provided the board members with cost comparisons for health care.  Dave Hamann motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

ROLLING THUNDER FLAG

Travis Hodge will check on placing the flag outside the fire department or inside the township hall, and will set up a date (AI #2.)  Dave Hamann motioned to table this item.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

I-96 REST STOP SEWER HOOK -UP

Bob Hanvey said he received information on usage from the City of Howell , approximately 120,000 gallons per month, with 15 REUs .

ZBA REPORT

Bob Hanvey reported that three cases were tabled for additional information. 

MHOG

Tammy Beal motioned that the township pay for a live tap and curb stop.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Hanvey, Hodge, Andersen, Wyckoff , Hamann—all yes.  Motion carried 6-0.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The high school will provide the township and adjacent property owner with a letter regarding liability.  Bob Hanvey volunteered to be available during tracks meets.  Tammy Beal motioned to authorize the Howell High School cross-country team to use the township property.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Norton Road Bridge :  Work is supposed to resume early next week and be done by the end of the construction season.  Bob Hanvey also cautioned residents not to move the barricades.

Darakjian/Highland:   Darakjian has hired a forensic accounting firm to verify the amounts.

ITC :  Paula Wyckoff read a letter from ITC thanking the township for allowing them to contribute $1,000.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Les Andersen said the LCRC has indicated the state funding will be cut next year.

Tammy Beal said the cemetery debris has been cleaned up.

Bob Hanvey said the McCracken issue has to be resolved 30 days from the date the order was signed by the judge, which was August 2.

Most of the walking path has been installed in Marion Township Park #1.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Joanne Wreford, 2246 Ashbury:  Ms. Wreford said it’s her understanding from tonight’s discussion that the developer doesn’t have to adhere to the zoning ordinance.

Homa Najafi, 3036 Ridley Way :  Ms. Najafi was present to ask for the board’s help with drainage problems she’s having in Turtle Creek.  Bob Hanvey said the situation is similar to Cedar Creek, and the township board no longer has jurisdiction.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.   Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.