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                                             BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                                                  September 27, 2007

                                                 Agenda and Draft Minutes

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Members Present/ Members Absent

Call to the Public

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 Sept. 13, 2007 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    Parks and Recreation Reports

c.)    Sept. 12, 2007 Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Invoice for $1,960.00

d.)    Sept. 12, 2007 Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Invoice for   $26,061.15

e.)    Sept. 20, 2007 Clark Hill Invoice for $352.00

f.)     Sept. 11, 2007 –Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick, Inc. Invoice for $1,370.00

g.)    Sept. 1, 2007 Carlisle/Wortman Invoice for $3,237.50

h.)    Sept. 12, 2007 Virchow, Krause & Company Invoice for $1,937.50

i.)      Sept. 8, 2007 Value trends, Inc. Invoice for $21,968.00

3.    Marion Township Park and Recreation Request

4.      Tornado Sirens

5.      Private Road General Ordinance

Correspondence/ Updates

      Norton Road Bridge

      Jewell Road Bridge

      Sexton Road Gravel

     For the Good of the Township

            a.) Recycle Livingston

            b.) Alarm System

Call to the Public

Adjournment     

                                        Draft Minutes

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Bob Hanvey , Paula Wyckoff , Dave Hamann , Tammy Beal , Les Andersen,

                                    Travis Hodge, and Dan Lowe (arrived at 7:15 pm )

MEMBERS ABSENT:    None

OTHERS PRESENT:     Phil Westmoreland , OHM                                                                                             

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves.   

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as presented.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hamann, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff , Andersen, Hodge—all yes.  Motion carried 6-0.

TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION REQUEST

Paula Wyckoff motioned to adopt a resolution to amend the current year’s Parks & Recreation budget by transferring in $11,000.  Bob Hanvey seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Hamann, Beal, Andersen—all yes.  Resolution passed 6-0.

TORNADO SIRENS

Bob Hanvey passed out a sketch with a possible configuration for tornado sirens.  The sirens cost approximately $20,000 and the township would probably need nine.  After discussion, Mr. Hanvey will gather more information for presentation at a future meeting.

PRIVATE ROAD GENERAL ORDINANCE

Les Andersen suggested changing the proposed ordinance to require 51% of the frontage owners to sign a written complaint rather than just one person.  Dave Hamann agreed.  Bob Hanvey will rewrite those portions of the ordinance and have the attorney review prior to the next meeting (AI #1).

Tammy Beal motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Norton Road Bridge :  Dan Lowe said the progress is slow.

Jewell Road Bridge :  Dan Lowe said the DEQ requirements are too restrictive and incur unnecessary cost.  He is going to continue looking into this item (AI #2).

Sexton Road Gravel:  The LCRC contacted the township and recommended more gravel on Sexton Road east of County Farm prior to the next dust control application.  They were given approval to add 300 tons of gravel.

Tammy Beal said she received the AT&T franchise agreement, which is available in her office for review.  She will include it in the next board packet.  Bob Hanvey said AT&T has indicated they will start in the northeast corner of the township sometime in November.

Tammy Beal said a representative from AFLAC contacted the township and is scheduled to make a presentation to employees on Thursday, October 4 during lunch.  She would also like to make a presentation to all board members.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bob Hanvey corrected information provided at an earlier meeting regarding the Chestnut appeal.  The time limit for Chestnut’s appeal hasn’t started yet.

Recycle Livingston :  Representatives from the township will be volunteering on Saturday, October 13 and are looking for volunteers.  Phil Westmoreland said he would possibly be able to help.

Alarm System:  Tammy Beal said the alarm system will be reconfigured and keys have been redone to allow outside groups to use the basement.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Paula Wyckoff brought pictures from the recent dedication of Marion Township Park #1.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at 7:36 p.m.   Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.