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Fruitport Township Michigan | Official Website

OPEN HOUSE

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP
OPEN HOUSE

Help celebrate the opening of our new office!!

When:  Monday, July  28, 2014
Where:  5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, 49415
5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

The Fruitport Lions will be providing hotdogs, chips and beverages and of course,
there will be cake!!

At 7:00pm we will hold our Board meeting and formally dedicate the Building.

 

FREE TIRE COLLECTION EVENT

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FREE TIRE COLLECTION EVENT

LOCATION:  Fruitport Township Hall/Fire Station #1, 5865 Airline Road (enter from Mt. Garfield Road)

DATE AND TIME:  August 2, 2014 at 9AM - 2PM

No businesses

Your tires can be up to 34" " in diameter, with or without rims

 

07-14-2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 14, 2014

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 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

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

Also Present: 3– residents; 0– employees; DPW Director, Farrar; Assessor, Lehner, and

State Senator Goeff Hansen

The June 23, 2014 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented.
The July 14, 2014 meeting agenda was approved as presented.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – none received

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1) General update from the DPW Director, Farrar
2) Michigan Townships Association (MTA) legislative up-dates

3) July issue of The Par Plan News (Michigan Township Participating Plan)

4) Planning Commission meeting minutes dated June 17, 2014.

5) A letter sent from Tom Lindeman, Risk Control Representative from Michigan Township Participating Plan (property & liability) stating that they have no recommendations to be made to the Township regarding their recent risk control checking of the day to day operations of the Township.
6) A letter of notification from Michigan Liquor Control Commission regarding a transfer ownership of license type: Transfer ownership 2014 Class C & SDM Licensed Business with Sunday Sales Permit
(PM) from Ye Olde Tavern, LLC, 24 S. Third, Fruitport, MI; and request New Sunday Sales Permit (AM)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
14-076 Adoption—Ordinance Amendment Concerning Nonconforming Uses and Structures
Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to amend the zoning chapter of the Code of Ordinances concerning continuation and extension of nonconforming uses and structures.

The zoning text amendment is effective eight days after publication in the Muskegon Chronicle as is required by Section 401 of Act 110, as amended, provided that the effective date shall be extended as necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 402 of Act 110, as amended. This constitutes the second and final reading. The new Ordinance number is 784.

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

NEW BUSINESS

14-077 Moving Voting Precinct #4 (Edgewood Elementary)

For the August 5, 2014 Primary Election, voting precinct #4, Edgewood Elementary, will need to be relocated because of the sewer project on Pontaluna Road. The move will be to the new Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road. The move is being made under an emergency provision through the State because the move cannot be made less than 60 days before an election. The recommendation was made by the Fruitport Township Election Commission.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Marjorie Nash, was carried unanimously, to relocate voting precinct #4, Edgewood Elementary to the new township hall for the August 5, 2014 election.

14-078 Relocating Voting Precinct #4 (Edgewood Elementary) to a Permanent Location

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was carried unanimously, to move precinct #4, Edgewood Elementary permanently to the new Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, after the August 5, 2014 election. A permanent move must he made at least 60 days before an election. The recommendation was made by the Fruitport Township Election Commission.

14-079 Payment of Bills

Rose Dillon moved, Marjorie Nash seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks: $15,136.15; Public Safety $14,080.15; Water: $52,266.22; Sewer: $15,418.97 Total: $96,901.47

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS #2

1)State Senator Geoff Hansen informed the Board on how things are going.

2)Resident Max Riekse, announced he is running for State Representative. Mr. Riekse also told of his safety concerns for a bike path needed along Bridge Street to the township line (Brooks Rd.)

14-080 Meeting Adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

CAROL HULKA, CLERK BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

- HULKA, CLERK BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ZONING ORDINANCE

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The following Ordinance was adopted at the Fruitport Charter Township Board meeting held on July 14, 2014: 

 

                                                       FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

                                                               ORDINANCE NO. 784

                                                 ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT ORDINANCE

THIS IS AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING CHAPTER OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, CONCERNING CONTINUATION AND EXTENSION OF NONCONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, COUNTY OF MUSKEGON, STATE OF MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:

Section 1. Continuance of Nonconforming Use or Structure. Section 42-121 of the Code of Ordinances, concerning nonconforming uses or structures, is restated in its entirety as follows.

Sec. 42-121. Continuance of nonconforming use or structure.

Where structures, uses, or lots of record would be prohibited under the provisions of this chapter, they may be continued subject to the provisions prescribed below. Structures which are nonconforming only by reason of height, area, parking, or off-street loading provisions may be extended, enlarged, altered, remodeled, or modernized, provided that the nonconformity is not thereby increased.

 

Section 2. Extensions, Enlargements, Moving. Section 42-125 of the Code of Ordinances, concerning extensions, enlargements, and moving, is restated in its entirety as follows.

Sec. 42-125. Extensions, enlargements, moving.

No nonconforming use of any land or structure may hereafter be enlarged or extended.

Section 3.  Effective Date.  This Ordinance was approved and adopted by the Township Board of Fruitport Charter Township, Muskegon County, on July 14, 2014, after a public hearing as required pursuant to Michigan Act 110 of 2006, as amended, and after introduction and a first reading on June 23, 2014, and publication after such first reading as required by Michigan Act 359 of 1947, as amended.  This Ordinance shall be effective on July 30, 2014, which is the eighth day after publication as is required by Section 401 of Act 110, as amended, provided that the effective date shall be extended as necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 402 of Act 110, as amended.

Brian Werschem, Supervisor                                        Carol Hulka, Clerk
Fruitport Charter Township                                          Fruitport Charter Township

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06-23-2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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