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                                       BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                                        Thursday, Oct. 11, 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. 27, 2007 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    August 28, 2007 Planning Commission Report

c.)    Complaint report

d.)    DPW Report

e.)    Zoning Report

f.)     Treasurers Report/Investments

3.      FEMA Ordinance

4.      Storm Water Ordinance

5.      Private Road General Ordinance

6.      AT&T Cable Agreement

7.      Proposed TXT Amendment  # 01-07

·        Section 17.10 –Wireless Communication Facilities

·        Section 3.02 Wireless Communication Facilities Definitions

8.      Proposed TXT Amendment # 06-07

·        Article VII Zoning Districts & Map

9.      Proposed TXT Amendment # 08-07

·        Section 8.03 Urban Residential Uses Permitted by Right

·        Section 17.29 Two Family Dwellings

10.  Proposed TXT Amendment # 09-07

·        Section 6.30 Family/Accessory Apartment

·        Section 3.02 Family/Accessory Apartment Definition

11.  Proposed TXT Amendment # 11-07

·        Section 3.02 Utility Easement Definition 

12.  ZBA Report

13. Triangle Lake Drainage

14.  Prioritizing of Text Amendments for Planning Commission 

15.  U.S. Census Bureau (LUCA) Program  

Correspondence/ Updates

   Norton Road Bridge

   Jewell Road Bridge

For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment     

                                        DRAFT MINUTES

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

                                     Travis Hodge, and Dan Lowe

MEMBERS ABSENT:      None

OTHERS PRESENT:       Phil Westmoreland , OHM

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.  

PLEDGE TO FLAG

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves.   

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

None.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as presented.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA

Travis Hodge motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

FEMA ORDINANCE

Ken Recker from the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s office was present at Bob Hanvey ’s request to discuss this item.  He said he hasn’t administered FEMA and suggested the board talk with participating townships.  He said he doesn’t feel knowledgeable enough to give an unqualified endorsement.  Bob Hanvey asked if Mr. Recker had heard of any bad experiences.  Mr. Recker said he hasn’t heard any direct negative experience.  Charlie Musson asked when the maps were done.  Mr. Recker said he believes approximately two year ago, and Tammy Beal said the maps she received are dated 2005.  Mr. Recker said that Les Thomas from the MDEQ may be able to provide more information to the township.  Dan Lowe said he opposes adopting the FEMA ordinance.  Jack Lowe, chairman of the Planning Commission, said he would like the Planning Commission to have an opportunity to review how participating with FEMA might impact the zoning ordinance.

Bob Hanvey reported that he and Tammy Beal talked with representatives from Hamburg Township and Green Oak Township .  Both communities have participated for a number of years and feel it is a benefit to the residents.

After additional discussion, Les Andersen motioned to table this item until the October 25 board meeting.  Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

STORM WATER ORDINANCE

Bob Hanvey provided the board with a copy of the general ordinance from Green Oak Township , and a sample maintenance agreement.  Les Andersen motioned to have the Planning Commission review this proposed ordinance after it reviews the FEMA information.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

PRIVATE ROAD GENERAL ORDINANCE

Bob Hanvey motioned to adopt a resolution to adopt the Private Road General Ordinance #-07-03.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Hamann—no; Lowe, Beal, Hanvey, Wyckoff , Andersen, Hodge—all yes.  Resolution passed 6-1.

AT&T CABLE AGREEMENT

The township attorney has reviewed this agreement.  Travis Hodge motioned to adopt a resolution to authorize the clerk to sign the AT&T video service franchise agreement.  Les Andersen seconded.  Roll call vote:  Wyckoff , Hodge, Hanvey, Hamann, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.  Resolution passed 7-0.

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS

The proposed text amendments --#01-07, #06-07, #08-07, #09-07, #11-07—have not been reviewed by the county yet.  Les Andersen motioned to send these text amendments to the Livingston County Planning Department for review and comment.  Paula Wyckoff seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

ZBA REPORT

Dan Lowe reported that two variances were discussed at the October 1 ZBA meeting.  Mrs. Herren is working with ITC to try obtaining a 99-year lease on the property, and the ZBA has requested the attorney’s opinion on whether this is acceptable.  A second variance request was granted for a garage addition on County Farm Road .

TRIANGLE LAKE DRAINAGE

Bob Hanvey reported on this item.  A meeting was held at the site this week with representatives from the Drain Commissioner’s office, OHM, the LCRC, and the township.  Mr. Hanvey said this could qualify as a Phase II project, and possibly Metro Act funds could be used.

PRIORITIZING OF TEXT AMENDMENTS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

This item was addressed earlier in the meeting.  The Planning Commission will review FEMA first, then the Storm Water ordinance.

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (LUCA) PROGRAM

Based on information that Bob Hanvey and Tammy Beal received at a meeting this week, Paula Wyckoff motioned to authorize the township to use county services for LUCA, and have the clerk withdraw the application from the Census Bureau.  Travis Hodge seconded.  Roll call vote:  Beal, Hanvey, Hodge, Andersen, Lowe, Wyckoff , Hamann—all yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Norton Road Bridge :  Dan Lowe updated the board on the progress of this project.

Jewell Road Bridge :  Discussion was held regarding the types of culverts used for the bridges.  It was suggested that Rich Powers from the MDEQ Water Bureau may be able to answer questions.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Les Andersen asked about the credit union in the new high school, and concerns he heard about a commercial activity outside of the commercial zoning district.

Barney Cole, 918 Francis Road , said the culvert on Francis Road was put in today.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Jack Lowe, 345 Woodcreek, said he feels that Wright Road east of the new high school is a scenic route and would like to minimize any changes made to the road.

ADJOURNMENT

Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.   Tammy Beal seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.