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                                  MARION TOWNSHIP

              AGENDA and DRAFT MINUTES

                     NOVEMBER 10, 2005                       

 

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

MEMBERS PRESENT/ ABSENT:  

CALL TO THE PUBLIC:    Agenda Items Only – 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  Minutes October 27, 2005

    c.)  October 25, 2005 Planning Commission Public Hearing Report

    d.) October 25, 2005 Planning Commission Report

    e.) Treasurers Report

 f.) DPW Report

 g.) Zoning Report

2. Peavy Force Main

3. Text Amendment Z-38-05(TXT 25-04;Section 6.18 F#1&G-Condomium Projects)

4. Text Amendment Z-39-05(TXT 07-04;Section 8.01 F# 6&7-Rural Residential District)

5. Text Amendment Z-40-05(TXT 23-04;Section 8.02 F# 6&7- Suburban Residential District)

6. Text Amendment Z-42-05(TXT 05-04;Section 6.19 B-Access Controls)

7. Text Amendment Z-41-05(TXT 21-04;Section 3.02 Landscaping Definitions)

8. Howell Township/Marion Township Joint Park

9. Loves Creek/Sesame Drive Private Road Maintenance Special Assessment

10. Snow Removal Bids

11. Livingston County Chapter of MTA

12. Social Security Privacy Policy

13. Zoning Board of Appeals Cost Analysis

14.  ZBA Report

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

CALL TO PUBLIC:

ADJOURNMENT:

                                DRAFT MINUTES

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Bob Hanvey, Sue Lingle, Dave Hamann , and Tammy Beal

MEMBERS ABSENT:    Dan Lowe

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

None.

CONSENT AGENDA

Sue Lingle motioned to approve the consent agenda.  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

TEXT AMENDMENTS

Dave Hamann motioned to table this item.  Sue Lingle seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

HOWELL TOWNSHIP/MARION TOWNSHIP JOINT PARK

Maureen Cross, the supervisor from Howell Township , was present to discuss a joint park project with

Marion Township .  The parcel is located on Norton Road .  Mr. Hanvey and Ms. Cross met at the site

with representatives from the Livingston Land Conservancy.  This item is also on the agenda for

Howell Township ’s next board meeting.  Tammy Beal motioned to have Bob Hanvey pursue

establishing a joint park with Howell Township .  Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

LOVE’S CREEK/SESAME DRIVE PRIVATE ROAD MAINTENANCE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

Larry Grunn, 3969 Love’s Creek Drive , turned in a petition signed by 27 property owners.  Bob Hanvey

provided a spreadsheet showing a variety of assessment formulas.  Mr. Hanvey reviewed the

differences between Act 139 and Act 188, which is what the township typically uses.  One of the

differences is that Act 139 requires that the allocation of costs be done on a pro rata frontage basis. 

Mr. Grunn said the people signed the petition with the understanding that everyone would pay the

same, like the previous special assessment.  Mr. Hanvey said he would like to schedule a public

hearing prior to the next board meeting to explain the options to everyone.  Mr. Grunn said it would

be difficult to get everyone to attend the meeting.  Bob Hanvey will check with the attorney on

whether the existing petition can be used.  The signatures will have to be validated by the clerk’s

office.  Bob Hanvey said the township could prepare a meeting notice to mail to property owners. 

SNOW REMOVAL BIDS

Tammy Beal provided copies of the two bids that were received.  After discussion, Tammy Beal

motioned to accept the bid from Absolute Outdoor Services for 2005-06 snow removal. 

Dave Hamann seconded.  Roll call vote:  Sue Lingle, Bob Hanvey, Dave Hamann ,

Tammy Beal—all yes.  Motion carried 4-0.

PEAVY FORCE MAIN

Phil Westmoreland reported that the internal review process is done and all of the changes will be

made next week.  He will obtain signatures from the township sometime next week for the permits.

The bidding process can be done without the permits.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY CHAPTER OF MTA

Tammy Beal said Bill Thurner from Cohoctah Township sent an invitation to the township to participate

in a meeting of the Livingston County Chapter of the MTA.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday,

February 22, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. at Green Oak Township Hall.

SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVACY POLICY

Tammy Beal provided a copy of an article from the MTA News that all townships must adopt a Social

Security Number Privacy Policy by January 1, 2006 .  A sample policy is available for review in the

clerk’s office.

ZBA COST ANALYSIS

Sue Lingle provided a handout showing the average cost per ZBA case.  She asked the board members to review and

make suggestions for raising the fee for a ZBA application.  Dave Hamann said the ZBA used to require a minimum

number of cases before a meeting date is scheduled.  Ms. Lingle said she thought there was a limit on the number of

days that the request can be held up.  Ms. Beal suggested giving the applicant the choice of waiting or paying the

additional amount.  Mr. Hamann said the Board should wait to make a decision until the ZBA representative is at the

meeting.

ZBA REPORT

Bob Hanvey reported that a front yard variance on D-19 was granted at the ZBA’s November 7 meeting. 

FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP

Bob Hanvey provided the board members with an update on the Chestnut rezoning hearing.

CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Larry Grunn, 3969 Love’s Creek:  Mr. Grunn introduced his son, Jeremy, who is working on a Boy Scout merit badge

for communications. 

Larry Diedrich, 3371 Sesame Drive :  Mr. Diedrich said the snowplowing bill is charged equally to everyone in the

neighborhood.  How is that different than road maintenance?  Mr. Hanvey said he would find out on Monday. 

Mr. Diedrich asked about when the current assessment expires, do they have to go through this same process? 

Ms. Lingle said yes.

ADJOURNMENT

Sue Lingle motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.   Dave Hamann seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.