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                                          MARION TOWNSHIP

                       AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                               AUGUST 24, 2006  

                    

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

MEMBERS PRESENT/ ABSENT:  

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

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.

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 August 10, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes         

b.)    Parks and Recreation Report

3.)    Clark Hill Invoice ($5,471.37)  

 4.)Continuation of Howell Area Recreation Authority

 5.) Loves Creek / Sesame Drive

 6.) MEMAC approval

Correspondence/ Updates

     Mr. McCracken

           OHM   Procedures (Dave & Dan)

           Fire Hall Roof

           Heating/Cooling Maintenance Program

           Township Hall Cooling Center

           Township Hall Outdoor Lighting

           Township Wide Rubbish Removal 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

CALL TO PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:  

                     DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal, and Dan Lowe

MEMBERS ABSENT:       None

OTHERS PRESENT:        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

Dave Hamann asked to add discussion on the PC budget.  Dan Lowe asked to add discussion on meeting times and 

Mitch Harris’ road.  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.

CLARK HILL INVOICE

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the Clark Hill invoice for $5,471.37.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann

Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

HOWELL AREA RECREATION AUTHORITY

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution that the Marion Township Board of Trustees supports the continuation of the Howell 

Area Recreation Authority.  Bob Hanvey seconded.  Discussion:  Dave Hamann said he would like to see the Authority and

Livingston County unify. He also asked about the number of voters in Marion Township who voted yes on the millage.  

Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann —no; Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal—all yes; Dan Lowe—no.  Resolution passed 3-2.

LOVE’S CREEK/SESAME DRIVE

Dan Lowe, Bob Hanvey and the township attorney met with representatives from Love’s Creek, who were told the township 

must follow Public Act 188.  The representatives will get back with the township if they are interested.

MEMAC APPROVAL

Dave Hamann motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CAMPAIGN SIGNS

Tammy Beal said Mike Rogers’ office contacted the township regarding how soon campaign signs can be put up for the 

November election.  The board’s preference is that the signs be placed no sooner than 30 days prior to the election and be no 

larger than 4’ x 8’.

FOSTER & SWIFT INVOICE

Bob Hanvey has a question on one of the line items on the invoice.  Tammy Beal motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  

Dan Lowe seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

PLANNING COMMISSION BUDGET

As the representative to the Planning Commission, Dave Hamann asked the board for some formal guidance to help manage the 

budget. 

MEETING TIME

Dan Lowe said his preference is that the meeting time be changed back to 7:30 p.m.   He would like an informal poll of 

residents to get feedback.

MITCH HARRIS ROAD

Dan Lowe said he would like the attorney’s advice on letting Mr. Harris very clearly know that the new owners must be informed 

about the PUD agreement and the conditions for the new road.  Bob Hanvey will contact the attorney.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

McCracken Case:  Bob Hanvey said the date is still pending. 

OHM Procedures:  Dave Hamann said the name should be changed by removing “OHM.”  He also said he and Mr. Lowe need to

meet with the zoning administrator and OHM to discuss.  Dan Lowe said he is trying to obtain a sample document that’s being 

used in another municipality.

Fire Hall Roof:  Tammy Beal said that Tom Kors inspected the roof, but was only able to find one hole.  He will get in touch with 

Dan Lowe for another inspection prior to fixing.

Heating/Cooling:  Tammy Beal said she has a spec sheet, an ad will be in the newspaper on Sunday, and this item should be on 

the September 14 board agenda.

Outdoor Lighting:  Tammy Beal spoke with Paul Ganz, who will send a price quote.

Rubbish Removal:  Bob Hanvey said Hometown Village of Marion asked if the township would be willing to get involved in a 

coordinated effort for rubbish removal.  Tammy Beal will get more information.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

The cement has been poured on both sides of the fire hall driveway.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Vickie Fyke, 3821 Norton:  Mrs. Fyke said she is starting a petition drive to have MDOT make some improvements to

Exit 133 (Burkhart/M-59.)  She is asking for the township’s support.  Tammy Beal and Bob Hanvey both said they would 

support the effort.  Mrs. Beal will check to make sure that the township is allowed to support such an effort.  

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 p.m.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.