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Fruitport Township Michigan | Official Website

Notice of Posting of Adopted Ordinance

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Fruitport Charter Township Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance was adopted at a meeting of the Township Board held on June 22, 2015.

The AMENDMENT Ordinance #791 will rezone Parcels #61-15-630-026-0002-00 (commonly known as 2605 W. Fruitport Road, Spring Lake, MI), #61-15-630-026-0005-00, and #61-15-360-023-0006-00 from R-4 Rural, Residential, Recreation and Agriculture to R-1 Residential District.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Amendment Ordinance will take effect the eighth day after publication in the Muskegon Chronicle.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Ordinance has been posted in the Office of the Township Clerk, Fruitport Charter Township, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415 (telephone: 231-865-3151), and on the Township website at www.fruitporttownship-mi.gov.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

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                                                     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
                                                   FRUIITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP
                                                       ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

      PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 22, 2015, public hearings will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals at the Fruitport Charter Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415, at 8:00 p.m., to consider the following matters.

1.  In 2013, the Zoning Board of Appeals granted a use variance for the continued operation of the Critter Café in a nonconforming single-family dwelling on property in the B-3 Zoning District, subject to various conditions.  The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider whether those conditions have been violated, and whether the use variance should be revoked.

The land subject to the granted use variance is located at 5818 Airline Road, Fruitport, Michigan. permanent Parcel Number 61-15-125-100-0008-00.

2.  The Zoning Board of Appeals will also consider a request by Grace Assembly of God to replace a nonconforming sign with a new but smaller sign in a new location.  

The land subject to the sign variance request is located at 2956 Pontaluna Road, Fruitport, Michigan, permanent Parcel Number 61-15-126-400-0024-00. 

Written comments will be received at the Township Hall of Fruitport, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, Michigan 49415 (telephone: 231-865-3151), between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Township will provide necessary and reasonable auxiliary aids and services at these hearings, upon receipt of seven days' prior notice.  Disabled persons requiring such auxiliary aids or services should so notify the Township by contacting the Township Clerk.

Dated:  June 1, 2015                                             Carol Hulka, CMMC
                                                                           Fruitport Charter Township Clerk

   

 

04-13-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 13, 2015

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015, in the township board room.

Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash and Chuck Whitlow. Members Absent: None

At 7:00 p.m., Supervisor Werschem opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Also Present: 2-township residents; 3-employees; DPW Director, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor;

MERS representative; and Attorney Brad Springer

The March 23, 2015 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented.

The motion by Marjorie Nash, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to approve the meeting agenda for April 13, 2015 board meeting with the following change:

Agenda Item I - Addition of the words "First Reading"

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

Michigan Township Legislative up-dates

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Lions members Jim Kauppila and Bruce Gaultney were in attendance asking questions concerning the Fruitport Lions Old Fashioned Days Agreement.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

15-038 Regional Water System Agreement – Fruitport and Norton Shores

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Dave Markgraf, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Regional Water System Agreement between the City of Norton Shores and the Charter Township of Fruitport, as recommended by the DPW Committee.

NEW BUSINESS-

15-039 Resolution to Support "Bike to Work Week"

The motion by Dave Markgraf, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to support the resolution "Bike to Work Week" the week of June 15-19, 2015.

15-040 Site lease Agreement Extension – Cingular Wireless PCS

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, for the adoption of a resolution approving a five year extension of Site Lease Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC/AT & T, as presented.

Ayes: Whitlow, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Markgraf, Hulka, Werschem Nays: None

15-041 Agreement for Appraisal Services – Judeh & Associates

Marjorie Nash moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve a resolution to employ Judeh & Associates, in the amount of $5,500.00, to appraise property at 5690 Harvey, Fruitport Township.

Ayes: Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: None

15-042 Junk and Inoperable Vehicle Ordinance – First Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to change an existing Ordinance entitled Junk and Inoperable Vehicles, which provides for the regulation of the storage of junk and inoperable vehicles and motor vehicles.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action and consideration of adoption will take place at the next regular scheduled meeting on April 27, 2015.

15-043 FEMA Flood Plain Management Provision of the State Construction Code Ordinance – First
Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to adopt an ordinance entitled Floodplain Management Provisions of the State Construction Code which designates an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Fruitport, and to designate regulated flood hazard areas under the provisions of the State Construction Code Act. Fruitport Township residents who live in a flood plain can participate if the Township adopts an ordinance.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action and consideration of adoption will take place at the next regular scheduled meeting on April 27, 2015.

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

APRIL 13, 2015

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15-044 MERS Defined Contribution 401A Plan

Dave Markgraf moved, Marjorie Nash supported, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into the MERS Defined Contribution Plan as described in the MERS Defined Contribution Adoption Agreement, and authorizes the Supervisor to execute the necessary paperwork. The first contribution will start the end of May 2015.

Ayes: Markgraf, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: None

15-045 MERS Deferred Compensation 457 Plan

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Dave Markgraf, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt a resolution which will open a MERS Deferred Compensation 457 Plan effective as soon as possible and transfer all assets in the VOYA 457 Plan to the MERS Plan.

Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem Nays: None

15-046 Participation in Muskegon County GIS

Dave Markgraf moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into a Muskegon County Geographic Information System (GIS) for up to five years. The Agreement permits Muskegon County and the Charter Township of Fruitport to have for their official use access to or output from the County’s geographical information system.

 

Ayes: Markgraf, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: None

15-047 2012 International Fire Code Ordinance - First Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to adopt the International Fire Code, 2012 Edition.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action and consideration of adoption will take place at the next regular scheduled meeting on April 27, 2015.

15-048 Contract Extension for Assessing Services with Muskegon County

Chuck Whitlow moved, Marjorie Nash supported, MOTION CARRIED, to extend the Agreement for assessing services between the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners and the Charter Township of Fruitport which will provide property assessment services on a short term basis to be administered by the County Equalization Director, or designated representative, while the Fruitport Township’s Assessor is incapacitated.

Ayes: Whitlow, Nash, Becklin, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: None

15-049 Police Cruiser Replacement

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, to replace the police cruiser that was totaled at the price not to exceed $33,000 and using the insurance payout of $17,400 toward the purchase price.

Ayes: Whitlow, Nash, Becklin, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: None

15-050 Closed Session to Discuss Legal Matters with Attorney

( a. )

Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to go into closed session at 8:07 p.m to consider a written opinion from the township attorney.

Ayes: Whitlow, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Markgraf, Werschem Nays: None

 

( b. )

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to go back in open session at 8:45 p.m.

15-051 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund and Parks: $29,923.71; Public Safety: $101,538.47; Water: $288,309.80; Sewer $19,937.41 Total: $439,709.39

Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None

PUBLIC COMMENTS / ADDITIONAL REPORTS - None

ADJOURNMENT

The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

 

CAROL HULKA, CLERK                    BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03-23-2015 Board Meeting Minutes (draft )

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF MARCH 23, 2015, 2014

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015, in the township board room.

Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustee Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash and Chuck Whitlow. Members Absent: None

At 7:00 p.m., the Supervisor opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with a prayer.

Also Present: 0-employees; 0-residents, Public Safety Director, Doctor, DPW Director, Farrar, Township Attorney, Bultje, and Muskegon County Administrator, Mark Eisenbarth

The meeting minutes of March 9, 2015, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

The motion by Ron Becklin, supported by Marjorie Nash, was carried unanimously, to amend the meeting agenda for March 23, 2015 board meeting as follows:

Under Item 07 Unfinished Business- remove Item A, Budget Amendments

Under Item 08 New Business- add Item C, Fire Department Hose Replacement
Under Item 08 New Business- add Item D, DPW Director Wage and Review

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

The Board received the following:

1. Fruitport Township Planning Commission minutes dated March 17, 2015.

2. MTA Legislative updates.

3. Michigan Liquor Control Commission: received application for a license, as follows:

a. Transfer ownership – Fruitport Country Club, Inc., 6330 S Harvey, Muskegon

4. Fruitport Township Clean Up Days will be May 1st and 2nd
5. Fruitport Township will be hosting a free tire collection with the County of Muskegon on May 9th
6. A letter of recognition was received from Lt. Bruce Morningstar concerning two township officers,
Jason Pavlige and James Hodges. The police department received a call concerning an unrestrained
infant in a vehicle. It was determined the family did not have a car seat for the infant and did not have
the means to purchase one. The officers went above and beyond by purchasing a car seat for the family
with their own money.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – none received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – none

NEW BUSINESS

15-033 Letter of Support to Crockery Township for Grant Application

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, supported by Dave Markgraf , was carried unanimously, to adopt a resolution in support of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Application for a grant to develop Phase 2 of the North Bank Trail in Crockery Township.

15-034 Third Street Sewer Project (Third Avenue from Pontaluna Road south to Oak Street)

Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf supported, MOTION CARRIED, to approve West Michigan Dirt Works as low bidder on the Third Street sewer project contingent upon commitment signed by four businesses in the amount of at least $90,000 and a franchise agreement completed with the Village of Fruitport.

Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem Nays: none

15-035 Fire Department Hose Replacement for 2015-2016

The motion by Marjorie Nash, supported by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to use $6,000 out of the Capital Improvement line item of $15,000 for fire department hose replacement for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

15-036 DPW Director Wage and Review

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, to increase the DPW Director, Matt Farrar, wage by 2%, per his contract, for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Supervisor Werschem gave Director Farrar’s review an excellent rating.

15-037 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills in the following amounts: General Fund (including Parks) $9,507.27; Public Safety $34,339.92; Water $44,368.90;

Sewer $509.42 = $88,725.51 Grand Total

Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MARCH 23, 2015

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PUBLIC COMMENTS / REPORTS

County Administrator, Mark Eisenbarth, introduced himself.

A Muskegon Community College student was in attendance working on a governmental project.

DPW Director, Farrar, reported that cell tower rental has increased by $8,000 per month.

ADJOURMENT

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin, was Carried Unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

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02-23-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 23, 2015

 

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015, 2014, in the township board room.

Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash and Chuck Whitlow Members Absent: None

Also Present: 0–employees; 0-residents; Director of Public Works, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor; and 4-Muskegon Bike Time board members

At 7:00 p.m., Supervisor Werschem opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

The meeting minutes of January 26, 2015, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

The board meeting agenda for February 23, 2015, was approved as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

Michigan Townships Association legislative update of 02/06/15.

Revenue and Expenditure report for period ending 01/31/2015.

PUBLIC COMMENTS - PART 1

No comments received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

15-011 Muskegon Bike Time 2015 Agreement

Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into a 2015 Agreement with Muskegon Bike Time, LLC. and to authorize the Supervisor to sign the document.

Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem Nays: None

15-012 Public Hearing – Truth in Taxation Hearing

(a.) Dave Markgraf moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to open the Truth in Taxation hearing at 7:26 p.m.

Ayes: Markgraf, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Hulka, Werschem Nays: None

(b.) Public Hearing: The Supervisor announced the proposed millage rates as follows: General Fund at the millage rate of .9965, Public Safety at 1.50 mills, Police at 1.00 mills and street lighting at .45 mills.

No further discussion was heard.

Budget adoption of the 2015-2016 township budgets will be done at the next meeting on March 9, 2015.

(c.) The motion by Dave Markgraf, supported by Rose Dillon, was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to close the public hearing at 7:28 p.m. and return to open session.

15-013 OPEB (Other Post Employee Benefits) Funding Adjustments and Reallocation

Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Ron Becklin, was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to make the following changes to the current investment portfolio for our OPEB plan:

Transfer all funds from Short Term Income to a 50/50 split in Large Cap Stock index and Mid Cap Stock index and make future contributions in the same fashion.

This change in current funds and future investments need to be applied to both Portfolio Division 600283 and Portfolio Division 600286.

15-014 Public Meeting Schedule for 2015-2016

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to adopt the board and committee meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, as presented, with cancellation of board meeting on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.

15-015 Bridge Street Water Main Replacement Project

Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was MOTION CARRIED, to accept the low bid from Tiles Excavating, Inc. on the summer schedule with asphalt to be covered by the Village of Fruitport, and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the necessary documents.

Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem Nays: None

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

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15-016 Police Cruiser Cameras

Marjorie Nash moved, seconded by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to outfit three police cruisers with cameras and accessories at the cost of $20,410 and the two remaining police cruisers will have cameras and accessories installed and paid for out of the 2015-2016 budget. Part of the cost of the cameras and accessories will be paid for from a MTA (Michigan Townships Association) grant of $3,500. The Police Committee made the recommendation.

Ayes: Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: None

15-017 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks $10,665.21; Public Safety$18,745.49; Water $67,586.45; Sewer $50,294.79. Totaling: $147,291.94.

Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None

REPORTSMatt Farrar, DPW Director, stated that Fruitport Township will be getting water from the City of Muskegon in April.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS - Part II --

None received

ADJOURNMENT

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Chuck Whitlow, was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to adjourn the meeting at 7:51p.m.

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CAROL HULKA, CLERK                  BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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