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 23, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes
b.)Oct. 27, 2008 Planning Commission Report
g.)Joint Advisory Committee Report
3.Snow Plowing Bids
4.Marion Retail Center
5.Fox Fire/Crystal Wood Water Connection
7.Marion Park II
8.Red Flag Policy
9.City of Howell and Marion Township Joint Planning Commission
10.Planning Commission/ZBA Appointments
Call to the Public
MEMBERS PRESENT:Bob Hanvey,
, Travis Hodge, and Dan Lowe
Dan Lowe asked to have an item added about newspapers.Bob Hanvey asked for an item on the
added an item on
County Farm Road
motioned to approve the agenda as amended.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion
Andersen motioned to approve the consent agenda.
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
bids were received for the second request for bids, both from the same
companies.Dan Lowe motioned to
select Jay Bird.Bob Hanvey
said he would prefer that the plowing be done the same each day of the week,
not based on Monday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday.The motion was rescinded so that the form of the bid can be voted on
motioned to have the plowing done on a full-week basis.
seconded.Motion carried 6-1.
Lowe motioned to select Jay Bird.Bob
Hanvey seconded.Roll call vote:Hamann—yes; Lowe—yes; Beal—no; Hanvey—yes;
—yes; Andersen—yes; Hodge—yes.Motion carried 6-1.Discussion:
confirmed the price for salt with the representative from Jay Bird.
Hanvey gave the board members an update on the sewer situation at
.A TV crew looked at the pipe
.They found a buildup of
grease, which they broke up and flushed.Also, the flow between the system and
has doubled.OHM will do a flow
test to determine the source of the water.
motioned to authorize OHM to approve the plans without bringing back to the
Dan Lowe said that soil borings
need to be started.
FOXFIRE/CRYSTALWOOD WATER CONNECTION
Bob Hanvey said there was no new
information on this item.
Bob Hanvey reported the he met with
Messrs. Darakjian, Schoenshank and Shields regarding the township’s offer
to take back the
and relieve them of the burden of repaying.They would like the principal paid to be applied to the special
assessments, with no cash changing hands.There is $250,000-260,000 paid on the principal.Travis Hodge asked if this would only be done for the hospital.Bob Hanvey said yes.Any
final agreement will be brought back to the board for its approval.
This item has been postponed for
had Ken Palka draw up a policy.
CITY OF HOWELL/TOWNSHIP
JOINT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Bob Hanvey updated the board
members on this advisory committee.The
next meeting is scheduled for
PLANNING COMMISSION/ZBA APPOINTMENTS
Bob Hanvey said that a board member
needs to be appointed to replace
as the board representative to the Planning Commission.No one volunteered, so Bob Hanvey nominated himself.
motioned to approve the nomination of Bob Hanvey.
seconded.Motion carried 7-0.
The ZBA appointment will be
discussed at the next board meeting.Two
Planning Commission spots expire next month—Bob Hanvey said he has asked
to take one of the spots.Mr.
Hamann said he wasn’t sure he could accept due to employment issues.Bob Hanvey said the three Board of Review members and the alternate
also need to be reappointed.
A letter from DuBois-Cooper
Associates to the City of
is in the packet.The estimate
to install the pump is $500 to the City of
.Dan Lowe said the price of
$10,833 for the third pump seems high and he would like
to look at it.
motioned to approve the third pump pending approval by OHM.Travis Hodge seconded.Roll
call vote:Wyckoff, Hodge,
Hanvey, Hamann, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
Dan Lowe said the newspapers being
thrown in driveways are becoming a problem, and he has already called the
Green Sheet.He suggested that
if they want to deliver the papers, they should put a hook on the mailbox to
keep them off the ground.
said phone books were recently delivered and they contribute to the problem.Mr. Lowe said the township should contact the Green Sheet and the
Community News, and if the problem isn’t solved, they should be given a
$500 littering fine.Bob Hanvey
said he will contact the newspapers (AI #1.)
Bob Hanvey said he called Mike
Crain from the Road Commission.Mr.
Hanvey, Dan Lowe and Jack Lowe visited the site on County Farm Road by
Sanitorium Road.The problem
can’t be fixed this year.The
township will pay the invoice and include a letter stating that the township
would like the problem fixed next year (AI #2.)
MARION PARK 2
Wyckoff provided the board with draft minutes from the Parks
and Recreation Committee.She
also gave an update on HAPRA.A
group of citizens gave a slide presentation on purchasing Chemung Hills Golf
Course.They have approached
HAPRA about purchasing the property and taking advantage of grants.Other activities coming up are the Buck Pole and
in the Park.Citizen’s
Insurance made a donation to upgrade the
letter and invoice from D&H Asphalt is included in the packet.
said she’s talked with them several times about the striping in the
parking lot.Travis Hodge
motioned to withhold items #9 and #10 from the payment in the amount of
$2061.00.Dan Lowe seconded.Roll call vote:Beal,
Hanvey, Hodge, Andersen, Lowe, Wyckoff, Hamann—all yes.Motion carried 7-0.
Hanvey reported that the siren will be installed in the next week or two.
swearing-in for the new board members will be held at the B-Line on
Thursday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m.Those
interested in attending should let Sandi or Tammy know.Also, there won’t be a second board meeting held in November or
for his service on the Board of Trustees.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion