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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

              AGENDA AND DRAFT MINUTES

                          AUGUST 25, 2005  

                     

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.

      A.) APPROVAL OF AGENDA: 

    B.) APPROVAL OF AUGUST 11, 2005 MINUTES

2. Verizon/Cell tower report

3. Peavy Force Main

4. Text Amendment Z-62-05(TXT 03-05; 8.01 E #6 Special Uses in RR District)

5. Text Amendment Z-63-05(TXT 04-05; 8.02 E#4 Special Uses in SR District)

6. Pines at Kingswood Site Plan Review

7. Clark Hill Invoice

8. Book Exchange

9. Cemetery Committee Report

10. Livingston County MTA Chapter

11. Eagle’s REUs

12. Carlisle/Wortman Fees  

13. Copperfield Special Assessment

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

CALL TO PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:  

                           DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle, Dave Hamann, Dan Lowe, and Tammy Beal

MEMBERS ABSENT:     None

OTHERS PRESENT:      Phil Westmoreland, OHM, Township Engineer                                       

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m. 

PLEDGE TO FLAG

MEMBERS PRESENT

The members of the board introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Tammy Beal requested the agenda be amended to include Parks & Recreation Report and Fire Authority, and to

postpone the Pines at Kingswood until contacted by the applicant.  Sue Lingle motioned to approve the agenda as

amended.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

APPROVAL OF AUGUST 11, 2005 REGULAR BOARD MINUTES

Sue Lingle motioned to approve the minutes as presented.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

VERIZON/CELL TOWER REPORT

Bob Hanvey reported that he contacted Cingular and confirmed that Verizon has applied and been approved as a

co-locator on the cell tower.  He also contacted Verizon and was told they are interested in using our cell tower. 

However, between now and the Super Bowl, work is only being done in the Detroit area.

TEXT AMENDMENTS

Bob Hanvey said the amendments would remove crematories as a Special Use in the Rural Residential (RR) and

Suburban Residential (SR) zoning districts.  However, the definition of cemetery needs to be redone because it also

includes a reference to crematories.  Dave Hamann motioned to send these text amendments back to the Planning

Commission until the definition of cemetery is also amended.  Dan Lowe seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CLARK HILL INVOICE

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the Clark Hill invoice in the amount of $3,280.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:

Dan Lowe, Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle, Tammy Beal, Dave Hamann—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

BOOK EXCHANGE

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt the Book Exchange Policy as presented.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

CEMETERY COMMITTEE REPORT

Tammy Beal reported the first meeting was held on August 16 and a committee was formed with ten members. 

A walk-through of the cemeteries is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30.  A suggestion was made for the township to have

curb carts available for one month in both the spring and fall to facilitate clean up.  Sue Lingle motioned to approve

spending $120 per year for curb carts.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann, Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey,

Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.  Charlie Musson mentioned there are some fence posts in need

of repair at Harger Cemetery . 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY MTA CHAPTER

A letter from Bill Thurner, Cohoctah Township Trustee and treasurer of the Livingston County chapter of the MTA, is

included in the packets.  Mr. Thurner is asking whether the Marion Township Board wishes to reactivate this organization

or deactivate it.  Tammy Beal motioned to have the Sue Lingle respond to Mr. Thurner’s request and advise him of

Marion Township ’s desire to have the organization deactivated.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

EAGLES REUs

A spreadsheet is included in the board packet.  Mr. Hanvey said the property was purchased by the Eagles with

53 water REUs purchased by the previous owner, and the various owners have been paying on them for ten years.

After investigating the current usage, it was decided that a more appropriate number of REUs would be eight.  The

Eagles have requested that the money be refunded.  Art Munsell, the Eagles representative, said he felt the refund on

the frontage fee should be modified.

Dan Lowe motioned to adjust the frontage fee by $10,000 and refund the Eagles a total of $46,742.35.  Tammy Beal

seconded.  Roll call vote:  Sue Lingle, Dave Hamann, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 5-0.

CARLISLE/WORTMAN FEES

A memo from the zoning administrator is included in the packets.  Discussion ensued regarding the number of meetings

 the Planning Commission has each month. 

Dave Hamann motioned to postpone this agenda item until additional information (contract, invoices, etc.) is

provided.  Sue Lingle seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.  Bob Hanvey added that most of this information would be

provided by the clerk’s office.

PEAVY FORCE MAIN

Phil Westmoreland reported that soil borings would be done in about a week. 

COPPERFIELD SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

Motion

Tammy Beal motioned to receive and file the petitions for the proposed sewer special assessment district.  Dave Hamann

seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Resolution

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt the following resolution: 

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED the township board does hereby tentatively declare its intent to provide sewer service to the

following described area in Marion Township :

Tax Code Numbers:  4710-01-301-003; 4710-01-301-004; 4710-01-301-005; 4710-01-301-007; 4710-01-301-008;

4710-01-301-009; 4710-01-301-010; 4710-01-301-011; 4710-01-301-012; 4710-01-301-013; 4710-01-301-014;

4710-01-301-015; 4710-01-301-016; 4710-01-301-017; 4710-01-301-018; 4710-01-301-019; 4710-01-301-020;

4710-01-301-021; 4710-01-301-022; 4710-01-301-023; 4710-01-301-024; 4710-01-301-025;

4710-01-301-026; 4710-01-301-027; 4710-01-301-028; 4710-01-301-029; 4710-01-301-030

in accordance with the petition filed by the property owners.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the township board does tentatively designate the special assessment district against

which the costs of the service is to be placed as Copperfield Sewer District which shall include the lands and premises

more particularly described above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a hearing on any objections to the petition for the service, to the cost, and to the

special assessment district proposed to be established for the assessment of the cost of such service, shall be held on

September 8, 2005, at a regular meeting of the township board at the Marion Township Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Road,

Howell, MI 48843, commencing at 7:15 p.m.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the clerk is instructed to give the proper notice of such hearing by mailing and

publication in accordance with law and statute provided.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all resolutions and parts of resolutions insofar as they conflict with the provisions of

this resolution be and the same are hereby rescinded.

Sue Lingle seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle, Dave Hamann—all yes. 

Resolution passed 5-0.

Motion

Tammy Beal motioned to receive and file the petitions for the proposed water special assessment district. 

Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

Resolution

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt the following resolution: 

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED the township board does hereby tentatively declare its intent to provide water service to the

following described area in Marion Township :

Tax Code Numbers:  4710-01-301-003; 4710-01-301-004; 4710-01-301-005; 4710-01-301-007; 4710-01-301-008;

4710-01-301-009; 4710-01-301-010; 4710-01-301-011; 4710-01-301-012; 4710-01-301-013; 4710-01-301-014;

4710-01-301-015; 4710-01-301-016; 4710-01-301-017; 4710-01-301-018; 4710-01-301-019; 4710-01-301-020;

4710-01-301-021; 4710-01-301-022; 4710-01-301-023; 4710-01-301-024; 4710-01-301-025;

4710-01-301-026; 4710-01-301-027; 4710-01-301-028; 4710-01-301-029; 4710-01-301-030

In accordance with the petition filed by the property owners.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the township board does tentatively designate the special assessment district against

 which the costs of the service is to be placed as Copperfield Water District which shall include the lands and premises

more particularly described above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a hearing on any objections to the petition for the service, to the cost, and to the

special assessment district proposed to be established for the assessment of the cost of such service, shall be held on

September 8, 2005, at a regular meeting of the township board at the Marion Township Hall, 2877 W. Coon Lake Road,

Howell, MI 48843, commencing at 7:15 p.m.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the clerk is instructed to give the proper notice of such hearing by mailing and

publication in accordance with law and statute provided.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all resolutions and parts of resolutions insofar as they conflict with the provisions of

this resolution be and the same are hereby rescinded.

Sue Lingle seconded.  Roll call vote:  Dave Hamann, Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dan Lowe—all yes. 

Resolution passed 5-0.

FIRE AUTHORITY

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution approving the Second Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of

the Howell Area Fire Authority.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle, Tammy Beal,

Dave Hamann, Dan Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 5-0.

PARKS & RECREATION REPORT

Provided in packets.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT

This will be presented at the next regular meeting.  Sue Lingle said she believes the reports should be included in the

packets for the first board meeting of each month.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bob Hanvey reported that the third and final dust control treatment would be started at the end of this week. 

He also said that the Howell School Board approved the agreement for the REUs . 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 p.m.  Sue Lingle seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.