BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2005 @ 7:30 pm
to the Flag
Present/ Members Absent
to the Public
of July 28, 2005 Regular Board Minutes
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.
Approval of Agenda
Approval of July 28, 2005 minutes
Approval of 8-10-2005 Special Meeting Minutes
Zoning Administrator's Report
July Planning Commission Report
2. Radick Show Cause
4. Norton Road
5. REU’s for the High
6. Peavy Force
7. Water and Sewer Bonds
8. Merlyn Geer Show Cause
9. OHM Inspection
& Recreation Report
the Good of the Township
to the Public
REGULAR MEETING - DRAFT MINUTES
, Sue Lingle,
, and Tammy Beal
Phil Westmoreland, OHM, Township Engineer
CALL TO ORDER
meeting to order at
PLEDGE TO FLAG
Ecklund from Axe & Ecklund, the township’s bond counsel, was present
to ask that the board
a refunding bond resolution; the information is included in the packets.
He would like to
the bond sale for September 8, so the board can approve at it’s meeting
asked about the bond rating fee; Mr. Ecklund said the rating is good for
year. Sue Lingle asked about the
escrow account. Mr. Ecklund said
this is being done directly
, not with
. Mr. Ecklund is providing the
resolution to approve the Refunding Bond Resolution proposed by
& Ecklund. Tammy Beal
seconded. Roll call vote:
Beal—all yes. Resolution
Lingle made a resolution to approve the Resolution Approving the Undertaking
Disclosure by the
presented by Axe & Ecklund.
Roll call vote:
, Tammy Beal, Sue Lingle,
RADICK SHOW CAUSE
reported on the site visit he made with the zoning administrator.
administrator’s report is included in
authorize the clerk and supervisor to sign a contract with the Livingston
Road Commission (LCRC) per the Road Improvement Contract, dated
August 9, 2005
Lingle seconded. Roll call vote:
, Tammy Beal, Sue Lingle,
Westmoreland said he when he contacted MHOG to flag this project, he was
informed that MDOT
be making the necessary repairs in September.
for both parties have reviewed the agreement and are satisfied.
made a resolution to approve the Sanitary Sewer and Water Connection
Sue Lingle seconded. Roll
call vote: Tammy Beal,
, Sue Lingle—
yes. Resolution passed 4-0.
Phil Westmoreland said he would have the plans at next
GEER SHOW CAUSE UPDATE
The zoning administrator provided a written summary in the
packets. Sue Lingle asked if the
zoning administrator had
been able to schedule an appointment for a site visit.
said no. Ms. Lingle suggested
the board should wait
until the 90-day time limit originally set has passed.
Sue Lingle motioned to postpone this item for 30 days.
seconded. Motion carried 4-0.
OHM INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Discussion was held regarding the inspection procedures.
Charlie Musson asked why this would be done in a subdivision.
Phil Westmoreland said it’s only done when there are
public-type improvements involved. If
it’s in an existing subdivision
with roads that are already there, there’s nothing to do.
Also, if land splits are being done on a road that’s already
there’s nothing to do.
When there’s water, sanitary, storm or private roads, then
inspections are done.
Sue Lingle made a resolution to incorporate the OHM
Inspection Procedures, dated
June 3, 2005
, as part of the township’s
engineering standards. Tammy
Beal seconded. Roll call vote:
, Tammy Beal,
, Sue Lingle—
all yes. Resolution
Sue Lingle provided the board members with a suggested policy
and procedures for the township’s book exchange for their
review and discussion at the next meeting.
PARKS & RECREATION REPORT
Sue Lingle provided a written report in the packet.
She also added that the Parks & Rec committee is asking the city
council to recommend that no feeding of wildlife be posted at
the boat launch in the city park, and to recommend that cars
without boat trailers are not to park in the launch area.
reported in Dan Lowe’s absence.
The ZBA met on
August 1, 2005
and granted a variance for a
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
333 Triangle Lake Road
: Mr. Musson said the zoning
ordinance mentions protecting the health,
safety and welfare of the residents of
. He asked if the township is
enforcing that. Ms. Lingle
as best we can.
Mr. Musson said it was his understanding that Verizon would like to
have a cell tower in this area
and that the township has told them they would never
get another tower in this area. Mr.
Hanvey said Verizon wants
to co-locate in the existing tower.
Mr. Musson said he was told by Verizon that the township said no.
said the information Mr. Musson has is different
than the information the township has and he will verify on Monday.
said the 425 agreement to move the Darakjian and Highland-Howell property to
the city is done, with a
July 27 effective date.
Mr. Hanvey said he recommends that the zoning map not be published
until the new information
said the township is left with no zoning for manufactured homes or light
asked if the board wants to have the Master Plan readdressed to provide
those. Mr. Hanvey said there is
some resistance to that.
5757 Lange Road
: Mrs. Bauer expressed
concern that this might leave the township open to a
developer wanting to put manufactured housing
anywhere in the township, and feels the Master Plan should be
Bauer said there are laws that require townships to designate land.
Mr. Hanvey said the law is
stated on a regional basis, and the definition of
“region” is not clear. There
are manufactured home facilities close to
that are not filled. Mr. Musson
said he’s concerned about a developer wanting to do subsidized
Mrs. Bauer also expressed her desire to have speed
limits posted and reduced to 45 mph on dirt roads.
with the LCRC; she’s talked with Chris Ward.
They both said the township does have a say.
She said cars travel 80
mph on her road and it’s a bus route.
There’s too much growth to have traffic going that fast.
CALL TO THE
Sue Lingle motioned to adjourn the meeting at
Tammy Beal seconded.
Motion carried 4-0.