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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

            AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                          October 13, 2005  

                     

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

MEMBERS PRESENT/ ABSENT:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:    Agenda Items Only Ė 3 minute limit

1. 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 Agenda

    b.) Approval of September 22, 2005 Public Hearing Minutes

    c.) Approval of September 22, 2005 Minutes

    d.) Approval of September 28, 2005 Special Meeting Minutes

    e.) DPW Report

    f.) Zoning Report

    g.) Approval September 26, 2005 Joint Meeting Minutes

    h.) September 27, 2005 Planning Commission  Report

    i.)  October 3, 2005 ZBA Report

    j. ) Treasurer's Report

    k. ) Parks & Recreation Report

2. Peavy Force Main

3. 3% Penalty on Winter 2005 Taxes

4. Radick Show Cause Update

5. Assessor Appointment and Salary

6. Cingular Cell Tower (Black Dot Buy Out)

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

CALL TO PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:  

                                      DRAFT MINUTES

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle, Dave Hamann, Tammy Beal, 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 7:30 p.m. 

PLEDGE TO FLAG

MEMBERS PRESENT

The members of the board introduced themselves.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

John Zwerlein, 2501 Clivedon: A developer came to myself and my wife and wanted to put a sign on our yard at

the corner, advertising the Knolls of Grass Lake. We want to make a plea not to have a sign placed there. When the

development when in we specifically asked not to have a sign placed there and the developer promised no sign.

Bob Hanvey- itís your property and if you donít want a sign on your property thatís up to you.

Senator Valde Garcia, 1152 Hudson Drive : made a presentation of what heís been doing for the past few months

and what heís doing for the community. He asked if any one in the audience had any questions.

Horace Cole, 918 Francis, asked whatís happening with the garbage coming from Canada . Senator Garcia

responded that because itís an International trade they canít do much about it, in fact some townships want it

because it adds to their revenue. Mike Rogers is working on a bill to help with the garbage issue.

Ken Tyler, 5200 Richardson Road : I hope the Board of Trustees limits the power of the Planning Commission.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

PEAVY FORCE MAIN

Phil Westmoreland gave an update on this project. Everything is ready to go when we want to bid it out.

Dan Lowe noted that there is a manhole cover missing near the force main, Phil said when he walked it this summer it

was in place but he will take care of it.

3% PENALTY ON WINTER 2005 TAXES

Sue Lingle explained the penalty on taxes paid after the February 14 due date. Dave Hamann made a motion to adopt a

resolution to approve the 3% penalty for taxes paid late, after February 14, 2006, for the Winter 2005 taxes. Tammy Beal

seconded it. Roll call vote Dave Hamann, Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey, Dan Lowe, Tammy Bealóall yes.

Resolution passed 5-0.

RADICK SHOW CAUSE UPDATE

The zoning administrator talked to Mrs. Radick and the dogs have been de-barked. Bob Hanvey talked to a neighbor

across the road from the Radicks and she said that she still hears the dogs at feeding time, but she has never heard

them at night.

ASSESSOR APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

Dave Hamann motioned to adopt a resolution to keep Marilyn Collins on for 2 days a week until the end of the year and

for Victoria Moellmann to receive an annual salary of $49, 862.00 with the normal work week being 32 hours. Sue Lingle

seconded. Roll call voteóDave Hamann, Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey, Dan Lowe, Tammy Bealóall yes.

Resolution passed 5-0.

CINGULAR CELL TOWER (BLACK DOT BUY OUT)

Sue Lingle motioned to turn down the Black Dot offer to buy the Cell Tower Lease. Dave Hamann seconded.  

Motion carried 5-0

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bob Hanvey reported that he has been getting the Townshipís Zoning Ordinance on the web sight and hopefully by the

next township meeting it will be available. Sue Lingle reported that she passed out Articles of Incorporation on the

Parks & Recreation Department from Shea Charles to each Board Member. She would like to have the Board members

read it and be ready to vote on it by the next meeting.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Charlie Musson, 333 Triangle Lake Road :  Mr. Musson commented that the cell tower is worthless. Why doesnít the

township buy it and then have control over it? Bob Hanvey responded that we werenít given the opportunity to purchase it.

Dan Lowe the water main by the bridge on Norton Road needs to be located and dug up. Is it MHOGís Responsibility or

the townships responsibility?

ADJOURNMENT

Sue Lingle motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.