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)
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
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