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 November 8, 2007 Regular Meeting Minutes
Parks & Recreation Report
3.Hazard Mitigation Plan (Ordinance Approval)
4.FEMA-National Flood Insurance Plan Ordinance
7.Poverty Exemptions Guidelines
8.2008 Bids for Legal Advertising
10.Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc. Charity/Organization
12.Howell AERIE #3607 Fraternal Order of Eagles/Howell Auxiliary
#3607 Fraternal Order of Eagles Co-Liquor Licensees
Sponsored Christmas Tree
For the Good of the
Call to the Public
MEMBERS PRESENT:Bob Hanvey, Paula Wyckoff, Dave Hamann, Tammy Beal, Les Andersen,
Travis Hodge, and Dan Lowe
Tammy Beal motioned to approve the
agenda as amended.Les Andersen
Hamann motioned to approve the consent agenda.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion
HOWELL AERIE #3607 FRATERNAL ORDER
OF EAGLES/HOWELL AUXILIARY #3607 FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES CO-LIQUOR
from the Eagles said that each auxiliary has to be named as a co-licensee on
the liquor license to avoid penalties and/or fines.This request does not involve any change in the group’s activities.
Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to add Howell Auxiliary #3607 Fraternal
Order of Eagles as co-licensee on dance permit in conjunction with 2007
club-licensed business, located at 141
.Paula Wyckoff seconded.Roll call vote:Hamann,
Lowe, Beal, Hanvey,
, Andersen, Hodge—all yes.Resolution
Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the Hazard Mitigation Plan
.Les Andersen seconded.Roll call vote:
, Hodge, Hanvey, Hamann, Beal, Andersen, Lowe—all yes.Resolution passed 7-0.
said he has the name of the person from MDEQ who is responsible for the
maps, and is waiting to hear from him.Jack
Lowe asked if Les Thomas had responded back to the board regarding issues
discussed at the previous meeting.Tammy
Beal said yes.Charlie Musson
said that Jack Lowe had an invitation to meet with representatives from MDEQ,
and he would be willing to go with him.Bob Hanvey offered to provide Mr. Musson with a copy of the map for
his property (AI #1.)Jack
Lowe said the elevations are still inaccurate; the contours are incorrect.
motioned to table approval of the FEMA general ordinance #07-04 until the
next meeting.Motion failed due
to lack of second.
Beal motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the FEMA general ordinance
to be the enforcement agency.Paula
Discussion:Dave Hamann asked what the appeal procedure is for general
ordinances.Bob Hanvey said he
wasn’t sure.Dan Lowe asked if
the roll call votes will include names.Tammy Beal said yes.
Hanvey said the agreement has been reviewed by the attorney.The $1000 can be taken from the NPDES Phase II budget and will
contribute to Recycle Livingston’s capital improvement project to install
industrial three-phase power at the recycling center.Travis Hodge motioned to adopt a resolution to approve the agreement
to assist with the capital improvement project in the amount of $1000.Dave Hamann seconded.Roll
call vote:Hanvey, Lowe,
, Beal, Hamann, Hodge, Andersen—all yes.Resolution passed 7-0.
FOR LEGAL ADVERTISING
Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution to accept the bid from the
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus for legal advertisements to be
published on Fridays unless otherwise necessary.Paula Wyckoff seconded.Roll
call vote:Hodge, Beal,
Andersen, Lowe, Hanvey, Hamann,
—all yes.Resolution passed
POVERTY EXEMPTION GUIDELINES
Hanvey said this item requires further discussion.The township will be required to provide an asset test to the Board
of Review.Mr. Hanvey will
prepare an asset test for review at the next meeting (AI #2.)
PA 116 APPLICATION
Hanvey said he will prepare information for the board’s review at the next
meeting (AI #3.)
CARLISLE/WORTMAN ASSOCIATES, INC.
Associates, Inc. asked the township for suggestions for its annual
Hamann motioned to suggest that Carlisle/Wortman consider the
for its charitable contribution.Les
Beal said the township needs to formally approve the Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) form and appoint someone as the FOIA coordinator.Les Andersen motioned to adopt a resolution approving the FOIA
Request for Public Records form, and to appoint Sandi Longstreet as the FOIA
seconded.Roll call vote:Lowe,
, Hamann, Hodge, Andersen, Beal, Hanvey—all yes.Resolution passed 7-0.
and Chris Arsenault from Pfeffer, Hanniford & Palka were present to
review the recent audit.Mr.
Palka reviewed the Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 2007.He specifically mentioned the Sewer Fund and said the township should
consider increasing the sewer rates.Bob
Hanvey asked if they could provide a cash flow projection for sewer and
water.Mr. Palka said they will
submit a proposal.Mr. Arsenault
reviewed the audit comments and recommendations.The auditor has given the township their unqualified opinion.Dave Hamann motioned to accept the audit report as presented.Les Andersen seconded.Motion
Bridge:Dan Lowe reported that the pavement was done today.MDOT’s new estimate for completion is December 12 or sooner.
Bridge:With regard to culverts, Tammy Beal said she talked with Mike Crain
from the LCRC, who said the state holds government entities to different
standards than individuals.
Logo/Flag:Tammy Beal showed the board members the new township logo, which will
be used on a new flag for
Tree:The township officials and employees are sponsoring a Christmas tree
through the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.
Chestnut:Bob Hanvey updated the board members on Chestnut.They have filed a request for a new trial with the circuit court.Our attorney has 21 days to respond.
Musson has property adjacent to
that he is interested in selling.Tammy
Beal said she wants to review the county specifications.Phil Westmoreland said he will also get information.
Service:Bob Hanvey and Paula Wyckoff updated the board members on a meeting
they attended this week.The
project is planned to be complete by the end of 2008.Municipalities will be asked to waive permit fees and to allow
antennas on township property.Michtel
is asking municipalities to sign an agreement with the county.A copy was provided for the board members to review prior to the next
meeting.Dave Hamann said the
township needs to make sure it doesn’t conflict with its zoning ordinance.
FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
Dan Lowe said there is a large pile of salt on the
sidewalk that needs to be removed.
CALL TO THE
Dave Hamann motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.Travis Hodge seconded.Motion