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 22, 2009 Regular Meeting Minutes
b.)October 27, 2009 Planning Commission Report
c.)October 19, 2009 Heritage Days Meeting Minutes
d.)October 27, 2009 Park Advisory Meeting Minutes
e.)Pfeffer, Hanniford, Palka Invoice ($16,500)
3.Snow Plow Bids
4.Musson Hills Extension
6.Preliminary Review of TXT# 02-08 Article XV Signs
12.Livingston County Sheriff Department
Loves Creek/Sesame Drive
Consumer Energy Alliance
AT & T Cell Tower Trees
Meeting-December 10, 2009
Call to the Public
, Scott Lloyd,
, Travis Hodge,
, and Dan Lowe
Mark Benedetti, president of the
Triangle Lake Property Owner’s Association, was present to request the
board to create a special assessment district for weed management.
suggested the board follow the normal public hearing process.Property owners can object, in person or in writing, through the end
of the first public hearing.If
objections are received from owners of land constituting more than 20% of
the total area in the proposed special assessment district, then the
association would need a petition.The
TLPOA would be charged 5% interest on the amount spent.Mark Benedetti said he would like to send a letter to the property
owners before the township’s letter is sent.
Gail Mosley, 2230 Wild Cherry, said
this is her first meeting, and she thought the township didn’t get
involved with homeowner’s associations.
explained Public Act 188 and said the township can create special assessment
district for certain issues like weed control, storm sewers, snowplowing,
Rebecca Mistretta, 2883 Rubbins,
said it was her understanding that the amount would be assessed equally.If an individual owns more than one lot, and they are contiguous,
they would only be charged one share.
Beal motioned to adopt a
resolution to proceed with the process by sending a letter to property
owners scheduling the first public hearing for
January 14, 2010
seconded.Roll call vote:Lowe, Lloyd, Beal, Hanvey,
, Andersen, Hodge—all yes.Resolution
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Dan Lowe asked to have item #13
added regarding the litter ordinance.Item
#5 should be changed from cell tower to tornado siren.
motioned to approve the agenda as amended.
Paula Wyckoff motioned to approve the consent agenda.Travis Hodge seconded.Roll
, Hodge, Hanvey, Lloyd, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
were received and are included in the packets.One of the bidders was not present.Scott Lloyd asked the representative from Ever So Green how many
trucks they have (9).
asked how many years of experience they have.The representative said 30 years, and they have several local
accounts they can provided references from.
clarified with Absolute Outdoor Services that the amount for sidewalk
de-icing material was for something other than salt.
Lloyd motioned to select Ever So Green for the 2009-2010 snowplowing.Travis Hodge seconded.Roll
call vote:Beal, Andersen,
Wyckoff, Lowe, Hanvey, Lloyd—all yes.Motion
MUSSON HILLS EXTENSION
Les Andersen motioned to approve a two-year extension on the approval for the final
preliminary approval of Musson Hills platted sub.Scott Lloyd seconded.Roll
call vote:Hanvey, Lowe,
, Beal, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
Les Andersen motioned to authorize
to sign the easement agreement for an ingress/egress/ utility easement.Tammy Beal
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF
#02-08—ARTICLE XV: SIGNS
Les Andersen said the township is waiting for authorization from the Livingston County
Road Commission giving the township zoning administrator the authority to
remove signs from the road right-of-way.Scott Lloyd questioned the section on home occupation.Some questioned the size of signs allowed for agricultural products
and home occupations.
motioned to send the ordinance back to the Planning Commission for review.
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
Bob Hanvey said that the township received details on the bill from OHM and it
should be sent to MRC by next week.
Coon Lake Road
County Farm Road
repairs are done.John Peretto,
2669 Rubbins, said they missed a spot just south of where the work was done.
said there’s not enough in the budget to do any more work.Scott Lloyd asked how many brine applications were done.
Lloyd motioned to authorize up to $3,000 for Tri-Star Electrical to install
service at Park #2.
seconded.Roll call vote:Lloyd,
, Lloyd, Hodge, Andersen, Beal, Hanvey—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
on picnic tables is included in the packet.
said the tables should be handicap accessible, and should be durable/no
maintenance.Dan Lowe said they
need to be anchored.
said the contribution from
can be used for the tables.The
board decided to discuss this at next month’s meeting once Jack Lowe has
more information on the Amish picnic tables.
Bob Hanvey said they have another three weeks before the deadline to submit appeal
Bob Hanvey updated the board members on this item.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFF
from the Livingston County Sheriff Department is included in the packet.Travis Hodge said residents have approached him about this idea.The cost is approximately $260,000 per year, or about $100 per year
per house.It can be done by a
special assessment or a millage.Gail
Mosley said the township needs additional police presence.The township can also contract with the state police rather than the
sheriff department.She said
there’s a lack of understanding of how 911 calls are prioritized.Residents need to be educated and she volunteered her assistance.Dan Snyder, 4219 Sundance Meadows, said he’s not sold on
contracting, but if it goes forward, he would like to consider the state police,
as well as the sheriff department.
said he doesn’t see any major issues in the township, and feels there is
more of a police presence now than ever before.Ms. Mosley said the population has increased and the economy has
declined.She agrees with
creating a special assessment district, but feels that the public needs to
be educated first or it won’t be passed.
said he personally doesn’t support contracting with the police; he would
rather have a road millage.
said he would be willing to discuss this further with Ms. Mosley (AI #1.)
said the “generic” letter sent by the township regarding littering was
not effective.Dan Lowe motioned
to have the zoning administrator send a letter to the violators giving them
72 hours to remove the debris or be assessed a $500 fine, per the township
ordinance and signs.Discussion:
said he’s not comfortable sending a letter that cites an ordinance that
can’t be enforced.
918 Francis Road
, asked if Dan saw them dumping.Mr.
Lowe said no, but others did and they admitted it.Scott Lloyd seconded.Roll
Lloyd—yes; Beal—no; Hanvey—no;
—no; Andersen—no; Hodge—no.Motion
Hanvey said the ordinance needs to be modified and offered to help work on
it.Mr. Lowe said he doesn’t
want to work on the ordinance.Mr.
Lowe said if the ordinance isn’t enforceable, then the signs should be
taken down.Mr. Hanvey said he
will talk with the attorney and work on the ordinance (AI #2.)
reported that the work on Love’s
is completed until next spring.Scott
Lloyd asked if they pulled soils out.Mr.
Hanvey said the township hasn’t received a report yet.
Michigan Road History:A handout is included in the packet.
Alliance:An invitation from Consumer Energy Alliance is included in the
packet.They are hosting a
discussion on Federal Climate Change and Energy Legislation on November 17.
Tower Trees:The cell tower trees have been paid for.
next board meeting will be on Thursday, December 10 at
There will also be a
presentation from Burnham & Flower regarding 2010 benefits on December
Tammy Beal said the office staff has adopted a family for
Christmas.If any of the other
board members are interested in contributing, she has a sign-up sheet in her
letter from Michigan Municipal League regarding the family continuation
benefit is included in the packet.The
board needs to decide at the next meeting whether the township will cover
CALL TO THE
motioned to adjourn at
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.