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                                          BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                                          Thursday, October 22, 2009

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 October 8, 2009 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.)    General/ Water/ Sewer Fund Investments

c.)    HAPRA Report

3.      Wind Energy Regulations

4.      Marion Retail Center

5.      Marion Township Roads

6.      Marion Township Park #2

7.      Copperfield Villas

8.      Highland

9.      Darakjian (Materials to be distributed during meeting)

10.  ITC Donation

11.  Annual 3% Penalty Charge

Correspondence/ Updates

            Trunk or Treat

            Tornado Siren       

Call to the Public

Adjournment

                                                  DRAFT MINUTES 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Scott Lloyd, Les Andersen, Travis Hodge, Tammy Beal, and Dan Lowe

MEMBERS ABSENT:              None

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CALL TO ORDER

Bob Hanvey called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. 

PLEDGE TO FLAG

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

The board members introduced themselves. 

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Deb Mikula, 127 Jewett Street, Howell said that the Marion Oaks Golf Course officials have signed the lease with HAPRA so they may use it until June 2010. The Buck pole is being built and the event will be held on opening day, November 15, 2009.  Sponsors are being contacted at this time. On November 20, 2009 from 7-8:30 p.m. HAPRA is hosting a reception to recognize volunteers, everyone is invited to attend.

Bob Hanvey announced that we received notification today from the Grants Management Department of the DNR stating that Marion Township’s Recreation Plan has been approved.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

CONSENT AGENDA

Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Les Andersen seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.

WIND ENERGY

Motion by Tammy Beal to have the Planning Commission review Wind Energy devices for home units. Les Andersen seconded. Motion carried 7-0.

MARION RETAIL CENTER

We received a quote from Subterranean Inc. to clean the Peavy Road lift station and to seal the manhole. They can start Friday, October 23, 2009 and the Howell plant has agreed to let them dump the contents of the wet well there. After that is completed we will make an appointment to meet with Mr. Jappaya.

TOWNSHIP ROADS

Tom Rogers has repaired the rough spot on County Farm Road and it will be striped when it stops raining. Dan Lowe motioned to pay Tom Rogers for the County Farm Road repair as soon as the striping is completed. Scott Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote:  Lowe—yes; Lloyd—yes; Beal—yes; Hanvey—yes; Wyckoff—yes; Andersen—yes; Hodge—yes.  Motion carried 7-0.

TOWNSHIP PARK #2

The building permit is in but a waiver needs to be obtained from the Livingston County Health Department. Scott Lloyd said he would get the waiver. (AI #1)

COPPERFIELD VILLAS

The Copperfield property will not be available at the tax sale until 2011 this is because the forfeiture procedure that was started for 2009 and was done improperly.

HIGHLAND

We received notice that Highland will appeal the MTT Judge’s ruling.

DARAKJIAN

An error was made when the legal description was filed so the parcel south of the railroad tracks will be foreclosed on in 2010 and the parcel north of the railroad tracks will not be up for foreclosure until 2011. The Miechiel’s property will be foreclosed on in 2010.

ITC Donation

ITC never sent the $1000 donation from last year. When contacted they said that they will send the $1000 from last year and $500 for this year. It was decided that picnic tables would be purchased with their donation because this is something that a plaque can easily be placed on stating that it was donated by ITC. Tammy Beal offered to check on picnic table prices. (AI #2)

Annual 3% Penalty

Resolution by Travis Hodge to not impose the 3% penalty on 2009 winter taxes. Scott Lloyd seconded. Roll call vote: Wyckoff—yes; Hodge—yes; Hanvey—yes; Lloyd—yes; Beal—yes; Andersen—yes; Lowe—yes. Resolution passed 7-0.

Note-2009 winter taxes will now be due on February 28, 2010 instead of February 14, 2010.

CORRESPONDENCE/UPDATES

Trunk or Treat: October 31, 2009 we will be having Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of the hall. Hot dogs, cider and donuts will be served at 5:15 for the people passing out treats and trick or treaters will be collecting treats between 6-8 p.m.

Tornado Siren: The desired location is on the Wellman property, 5205 Pinckney Road, north of the driveway and 150 feet off of the road. An easement needs to be secured because it is not located  in the County Road easement.

Immunizations: There was a press release today from the Livingston County Health Department concerning the H1N1 Vaccination Campaign. They have ordered 98,000 doses of the vaccine but just received a fraction of the doses ordered. Until a sufficient amount of the vaccine is obtained there will be no community clinics scheduled.

MHOG: Authority voted to have Tetra-Tech do another study on the water tower with modeling for a cost of $14,500.

Fire Board: Some of the local units are not as eager to merge as others so the meeting that was tentatively scheduled for all the municipalities has been postponed.

Scott Lloyd stated that Mr. Cole is concerned with people entering Hometown Village off of Peavy Road. Mr. Hanvey said that Mike Kehoe is working on the Quiet Title and as soon as that is completed we will have more control over what happens on the property.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Charlie Musson asked if we have heard anything about the hospital purchasing Marion Oaks? Mr. Hanvey said that everything has been put on hold.

Mr. Hanvey asked about a hockey rink going in there; Deb Mikula responded that Datapak owns a team and would like to secure 70 acres somewhere so they could move their team there.

ADJOURNMENT

Les Andersen motioned to adjourn at 8:12 p.m.  Scott Lloyd seconded.  Motion carried 7-0.