Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
The board members introduced
TO THE PUBLIC
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Tammy Beal added item
#11—Building Maintenance to the agenda.Les Andersen motioned to approve the agenda as amended.Paula Wyckoff seconded.Motion
Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.Tammy Beal seconded.Roll
call vote:Lowe, Lloyd, Beal,
Hanvey, Wyckoff, Andersen, Hodge—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
offer to lease the cell tower property from Landmark Dividend is included in
the packet.Les Andersen
motioned that the township not accept the offer from Landmark Dividend.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion
Hanvey updated the board members on the recent Huron Valley Federal Aid committee meeting.Improvements
will be made on D-19 from Coon Lake Road to Wright Road next summer, funded
almost entirely with federal funds.The
remainder will be funded by the Livingston County Road Commission.
Lloyd said the second coat of asphalt on County Farm Road looks good.
Beal presented the board with an invoice from Advanced Dust Control.Dave Barr from Advanced has expressed that he’s unhappy with the
current procedure for dust control; he feels it’s not efficient or
effective to do the roads piecemeal. He also said that another application
should be done before winter. Dan
Lowe said they do a minimum of four miles at a time.Les Andersen motioned to approve payment of the Advanced Dust Control
invoice in the amount of $6,977.60.Scott
Lloyd seconded.Roll call vote:Wyckoff, Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
Hanvey asked if there will be another application.Dan Lowe said Tim Johnson from the LCRC will contact him when they
should be done.
Andersen motioned to adopt the resolution to oppose incorporation as a
charter township as presented.Travis
Hodge seconded.Roll call vote:Beal, Andersen, Hodge, Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.Resolution passed 7-0.
Wyckoff updated the board on this item.Jack Lowe suggested stamped concrete instead of pavers.He is concerned about the drainage with the new gutters.Scott Lloyd said stamped concrete requires maintenance, is slippery,
and there is a drainage concern.Scott
Lloyd will talk with Jack Lowe (AI #1.)No action required at this time.
Beal motioned to accept the $500 donation from ITC for the landscaping
project at the hall.Les
Hanvey updated the board members on this item.The MHOG meeting was held on Wednesday and they didn’t say no.Dan Lowe said the total cost should be around $80,000; several items
on Tetra Tech’s opinion of probable cost shouldn’t be necessary.The board will wait for the MHOG proposal.Bob Hanvey and Dan Lowe will meet with Tesha Humphrissfrom MHOG on Thursday, September 29 at 1:30 pm.
Scott Pruitt, a resident who
lives at Cedar Lake Road and Schafer, approached the township about donating
property on the northwest corner to be used as a cemetery, across the street
from Gilkes Cemetery in Putnam Township.Tammy Beal has talked with the county, and will continue to
investigate this opportunity.
gutters have been installed, but they need to be hooked up to the drain.Also, the basement is leaking.Tammy
Beal had Family Basement Repair take a look at it and they will repair it
for approximately $300-400.Ms.
Beal has also talked with several companies about new doors, and she will be
Goodman will discuss this item with the board during the closed session.
Howell Area Fire Authority will
be hosting an open house on Sunday, October 9 from 1-4 pm.
A meeting on-site at Hometown
Village will be held next Thursday, September 29 at 1:30 pm to discuss the
driveway approach and trees.
Paula Wyckoff updated the board
members on the Lowe personal property case.Judge Geddis granted the township’s motion for summary disposition
and granted a judgment in the township’s favor for 2009 taxes plus court
costs and statutory attorney
A tentative agreement has been
reached in the Prusak mediation, and will be brought to the next board
No new information on Chestnut.
CALL TO THE
by Les Andersen, second by Tammy Beal, to go into a closed session at 8:05
pm to consult with attorney regarding the Highland lawsuit on settlement
strategy in connection with specific pending litigation because an open
meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigation or
settlement position of the township.Roll
call vote:Hanvey, Lowe,
, Beal, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen—all yes.Motion
to come out of closed session by Tammy Beal, seconded by Paula Wyckoff, at
8:50 pm. Roll call vote: all yes.Motion
Lowe motioned to direct attorney Neil Goodman to proceed with negotiations
as discussed in closed session. Scott Lloyd seconded.Roll call vote: Lowe,
, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey—yes; Hodge, Andersen—no.Motion carried 5-2.
Tammy Beal motioned
to adjourn at 8:55 p.m. Les
Andersen seconded.Motion carried 7-0.