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                            BOARD OF TRUSTEES

                           Thursday, October 12, 2006

                                         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 September 28, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes   

b.)    Complaint Report

c.)    DPW Report

d.)    September 26, 2006 Planning Commission Report

e.)    October 10, 2006 Special Planning Commission Report

f.)     Treasurers Report

g.)    Expense Report

h.)    Lawsuit Invoice

i.)      Zoning Report

3.   MHOG Water Issues

4.        Marion Retail Center Preliminary Site Plan Review

5.        3% Penalty on Winter 2006 Taxes (Resolution)

6.        Clark Hill Invoice

7.        Private Roads General Ordinance

8.        Parks & Recreation Report

 Correspondence/ Updates

    Mr. McCracken

          General Ordinance for Finalization Procedures (Dave & Dan)

          Cable Franchise

          Pump Station and Township Hall Outdoor Lighting

For the Good of the Township

Call to the Public

Adjournment  

                                        DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal, Dave Hamann, Dan Lowe, Paula Wyckoff

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 pm.

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG:

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

The Board members introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

None

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Dave Hamann motioned to approve the agenda as presented. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA  

CONSDave Hamann motioned to approve the consent agenda. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

               

            MHOG WATER ISSUES

 

Water   Water pressure needs to be improved at Home Town Village . Dan did some research and found that there was a 

             DEQ permit to connect an eight inch water line between Fox Fire and Crystal Wood. If the permit is expired then we 

             will have to get another one and we will have to have Tetra-Tech come back and inspect it, the money will have to 

             come out of Escrow money. Dan Lowe believes that Tetra-Tech was already paid for this but he will do more research.

 

 

              MARION RETAIL CENTER PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN

 

 

         A Representative from Boss Engineering explained the site plan for George Jappaya owner of Marion Retail Center . The

             Planning Commission has approved the preliminary site plan but wants them to get two variances. They have four REU’s

             presently but the final amount of REU’s needed will be determined by what types of businesses occupy the building. 

             Any change of use has to come back to the Planning Commission. They will come back to the Zoning Administrator for 

             permits whenever a new tenant is to occupy the building. They will also be required to go to the Zoning Board of Appeals

             for any required variances. Dave Hamann motioned to approve the Preliminary Site Plan Approval for Marion Retail  

             Center , tax code number 4710-02-400-013, subject to the same conditions that the Planning Commission requires. 

             Tammy Beal seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

 

3          3% PENALITY ON WINTER 2006 TAXES

 

Bob Hanvey explained the penalty on taxes paid after the February 14, 2007 due date.  Dave Hamann made a motion to 

adopt a resolution to approve the 3% penalty for taxes paid late, after February 14, 2007 for this year only, for the winter 

2006 taxes. Paula Wyckoff seconded. Roll call vote: Dave Hamann, Paula Wyckoff, Bob Hanvey, Tammy Beal—all yes.

Dan Lowe—no. Resolution passed 4-1.

            CLARK HILL INVOICE

 

 Da        Dave Hamann motioned to approve $2,353.80 for the payment of the Clark Hill Invoice. Paula Wyckoff  seconded. Roll call vote:

             Dave Hamann, Paula Wyckoff, Dan Lowe, Tammy Beal, Bob Hanvey---all yes. None. Motion carried 5-0.

 

PRIVATE ROADS GENERAL ORDINANCE

Pla       Planning Commission recommends that Preexisting Non-Conforming Private Road Ordinance be put in the General 

            Ordinances, not the Zoning Ordinances. Dave Hamann presented a rough draft to try to handle splits on unapproved 

             private roads. When residents of a private road come to the Zoning Administrator for a new split the Zoning Administrator

             will bring it to the Board of Trustees. That way they can look at each case individually and try to facilitate the 

             improvements of the road with the residents. Sue Lingle’s suggestion of different classifications of roads from a 1996 

             document will also be considered. Dave Hamann motioned to accept the Planning Commissions recommendation and 

             further investigation and finalization for the Preexisting Non-Conforming Private Road General Ordinance, along with 

             Sue Lingle’s previous recommendation and come up with a final ordinance that we are all comfortable with using. 

             Dan Lowe seconded. Motion carried 5-0.

 

PARK & RECREATION REPORT

            Paula Wyckoff reported that because the millage didn’t pass the Parks & Recreation would have to recon- figurate their 

            spending. Howell city would like to lower their contribution. New ways of funding programs will have to be determined.

             No action taken.

 

            CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

McCracken Case: Mr. McCracken never showed up for his October 3, 2006 case. There was a default judgment against 

him, he has 60 days to either move the barn, purchase more property or build a road or the judge will find him in contempt.

Finalization Procedures:  No updates

Cable Franchise: There is an MTA alert out but it was not available on line yet.

Pump Station and Outdoor Lighting:  Outdoor lights on the sides of the Township hall are satisfactory but the Peavy road

 pump station lighting is not.

 LAWSUIT REPORT:  A written request was sent to Marion Township from the Charter Townships of Comstock and

  Kalamazoo requesting funds to be donated to support their lawsuit against the MDEQ. No action taken.

             FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

 

Ch         Charlie Musson, 333 Triangle Lake Road said to the Board “keep up the good work”.

 

CALL   CALL TO THE PUBLIC

 

              None heard

 

             ADJOURNMENT

 

Dave      Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Dan Lowe seconded. Motion carried 5-0.