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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA AND MINUTES

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/Members Absent

Call to the Public

1.)    Approval of Agenda

2.)    Consent Agenda

                        a.) Approval of August 22, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes

                        b.)  Complaint Report

                        c.) DPW Report

                        d.) Treasurers Report

                        e.)  Zoning Report

            3.)  TXT#03-13; Definitions

            4.)  TXT#04-13; Residential Zoning Districts

5.)  TXT#01-13; Sec. 17.16-Standards for Specific Special Land Uses

      Adult Foster Care & Large Group Homes

6.)  TXT#05-13; Sec. 17.01-Standards for Specific Special Land Uses

       Group Child Care Homes

7.)  Pinebrook Meadows REU Resolutions    

8.)  Triangle Lake Road /D-19

9.)  Fee Schedule (Bring back)

10.)  Bath-Open Burning Complaint

11.) Wastewater Treatment Increase

12.) Mud Bogs

Correspondence/Updates

            Wireless Capitol Partners, LLC

             SEMCOG

Call to the Public

                                                                        MINUTES

                                                                                                           

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bob Hanvey, Scott Lloyd, Les Andersen, Paula Wyckoff, Tammy Beal,
Jim Murray, and Dan Lowe 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   None

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CALL TO ORDER


Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. 

 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE   

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 


CALL TO THE PUBLIC

No response.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

Tammy Beal added item #13—Esper Hometown Village Property Lease.  Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Jim Murray motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

TXT #03-13:  DEFINITIONS

 

Jim Murray motioned to approve TXT #03-13 as presented.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

TXT #04-13:  RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS

 

Les Andersen motioned to approve TXT #04-13 as presented.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

TXT #01-13:  SECTION 17.16—STANDARDS FOR SPECIFIC SPECIAL LAND USES ADULT FOSTER CARE & LARGE GROUP HOMES

 

Jim Murray motioned to approve TXT #01-13 as presented.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.


TXT #05-13:  SECTION 17.01—STANDARDS FOR SPECIFIC SPECIAL LAND USES GROUP CHILD CARE HOMES

 

Jim Murray motioned to approve TXT #05-13 as presented.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

PINEBROOK MEADOWS REU RESOLUTIONS

 

The developer is requesting water and sewer special assessments for five units. Dan Lowe said the township needs to have a plan in place for completing the road work.  Bob Hanvey said there may be a provision in the Master Deed; he’s uncertain whether there’s money in the escrow account.

 

Les Andersen motioned to postpone action for further investigation.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

TRIANGLE LAKE ROAD/D-19

 

Board members discussed correspondence about Triangle Lake Road and D-19 safety issues.  No action was taken at this time.

 

FEE SCHEDULE

 

Bob Hanvey asked to have the fee for zoning ordinances and the comprehensive plan changed to $15 for an electronic version.  Les Andersen motioned to approve the fee schedule as amended.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

BATH—OPEN BURNING COMPLAINT

 

Correspondence from the DEQ regarding open burning is included in the packet.  Dan Lowe suggested that the neighbors who have filed complaints should be sent the information as well (AI #1.)

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT INCREASE

 

A letter from the City of Howell regarding a rate increase is included in the packet, along with a memo from Bob Hanvey.  No action required until a report from Spicer and verification of the profit and loss statement from the auditors are received.

 

MUD BOGS

 

John Grill, 1298 S. Alstott, was present to discuss concerns with a recent mud bog in the township.  Les Andersen has been researching this issue and this item is on the agenda for the next Planning Commission meeting. 

 

ESPER HOMETOWN VILLAGE PROPERTY LEASE

 

Tammy Beal reported that Pat Esper contacted the township about signing another lease to farm the HVM property.  Mr. Esper is asking for a three-year lease at $70 per acre.  Les Andersen said this should be bid, and feels that a one-year lease would be more appropriate.  Mr. Andersen will provide the clerk’s office with verbiage for the bid notice.

 

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

 

Another offer was received for the cell tower lease from Wireless Capital Partners.

 

An invitation from SEMCOG to become a member was received and is included in the packet.  No action taken.

 

The Economic Development Council annual meeting is Thursday, September 19, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at Cleary University.

 

Livingston County United Way’s 2013 Campaign Kick-off and Spencer J. Hardy Airport Open House is Tuesday, September 17, from 3:30-7:00 pm at the airport.

 

The Livingston County Planning Department is holding a brown bag lunch on September 25 at noon at Oceola Township Hall.  The topic is the Livingston County permit process.

 

Paula Wyckoff reported that the paver bricks have been installed at the gazebo.  She also reported that HAPRA is conducting interviews for the director position and they have identified two candidates.  They hope to have the position filled by October 1.

 

Dog Park naming ceremony was held September 6, 2013 at the site on Highlander Way. 

 

Dan Lowe and Phil Westmoreland discussed paving the Mason Road pump station.  Mr. Westmoreland will discuss with Erv at the City of Howell.

 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC


No response. 

 

ADJOURNMENT
Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:45 pm.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.