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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and MINUTES

Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.

   

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 23, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes

                        b.) Peavy Road Flow Meter Readings

                        c.) Complaint Report

                        d.) DPW Report

                        e.) Treasurers Report

                        f.) Zoning Report

3.)    Crystal Wood

4.)    Copperfield

5.)    Township Engineer

6.)    Township Facilities Improvements

7.)    Smart Meters

Correspondence/Updates

  • Pending Litigation

Call to the Public

Adjournment

MINUTES              

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

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

Sundance #3:  Kristin Yule, vice president of the Sundance #3 homeowner’s association, was present to discuss concerns the homeowners have with the high school conducting a building trade class on a residential lot.  Copies of an email sent to the zoning administrator and a letter sent from the homeowner’s association to the high school are included in the packet.

Jessica Flynn, also a homeowner’s association board member, said she has talked with the superintendent of schools.  The homeowner’s association board feels there is a violation of Section 6.06, paragraph B, as well as violations of their own deed restrictions.  Bob Hanvey said that section of the ordinance does not apply, and the township cannot enforce deed restrictions.  The homeowner’s have concerns about the hours of construction, traffic, construction trailer(s) on the lot, students behaving inappropriately, and the length of construction. Bob Mack, 2386 Wild Cherry, said he was told that the high school had purchased two lots. Phil Westmoreland, 2995 Sunset Meadow, suggested the homeowner’s approach the school board. Bob Hanvey offered to get everyone together to discuss the project, and to report back to the homeowner’s association. Ms. Yule said she would like to be included in the discussion. 

Combine Court:  Mike Kollath, 3144 Combine Ct. , was present to ask the board to begin the process for a road improvement special assessment district. There are seven parcels on the road; two are vacant, with one lot being adjacent to the owner’s principal dwelling. The deed restrictions require an equal share be assigned to each parcel; a document to modify the deed restrictions will be drafted.  The residents have an estimate of $37,850 for the project.  Ted Baruzzini, 3069 Combine Ct. , asked if they could have the project certified by an engineer on their own, rather than including the cost in the special assessment. He said they would use Livingston Engineering.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Tammy Beal asked to have item #8—2012 Tax Rate Request, added to the agenda.  Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CRYSTALWOOD

No new information on this item; no action required.

COPPERFIELD

A proposal is included in the packet from Casa Villa Builders.  Scott Lloyd said he wasn’t interested in the proposal and suggested the builder buy ten lots up front or the township could sell them one-by-one.  Bob Hanvey will contact the representative from Casa Villa with this information (AI #1.)

TOWNSHIP ENGINEER

Les Andersen motioned to ask Spicer Group to submit a general services contract proposal.  Jim Murray seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

TOWNSHIP FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS

Dan Lowe and Scott Lloyd gave updates on drainage and gutters.  Les Andersen motioned to approve up to $300 for gutters from Livingston Gutter.  Jim Murray seconded.  Roll call vote:  Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen, Murray—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

Tammy Beal presented quotes from Crampton Electric and Tri-Star Electrical for the lower level lighting project.  Jim Murray motioned to accept the bid from Tri-Star Electrical in the amount of $5,330.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff, Murray, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

SMART METERS

A letter from a resident is included in the packet.  Bob Hanvey will contact Brighton Township for more information on the resolution its board passed on smart meters (AI #2.)

2012 TAX RATE REQUEST (L-4029)

Les Andersen motioned to approve form L-4029 as presented, with the millage rate at 0.8216.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES
Paula Wyckoff reported that about 60% of the summer taxes have been collected; due date is Friday, September 14 and the treasurer’s office will be open.

The community sale is scheduled for this Saturday, September 15. 

CAL L TO THE PUBLIC
No response.

ADJOURNMENT
Jim Murray motioned to adjourn at 9:23 pm.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.