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08-25-2014 Board Meeting Agenda

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, NEXT TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING, FRUITPORT, MI 49415


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

 

Public Safety: 5:45

Work Session: 6:30 p.m.

Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

01. Pledge of Allegiance

02. Roll Call
03. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes: August 11, 2014—regular meeting

04. Approve / Amend Agenda

05. Public Comments
06. Reports / Correspondence

Unfinished Business

07. Bike Path--Mt. Garfield Road

New Business

08. 2013-2014 Audit Presentation by Brickley DeLong
09. Chandy Acres Street Lights

10. Driving Range Liquor License

11. Private Road Maintenance Agreement
12. Payment of Bills
13. Reports
14. Public Comments

15. Adjournment

The Township will provide necessary reasonable aids and services for this meeting to individuals with disabilities by writing or telephoning the following Township Clerk: Carol Hulka, Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415 – (231) 865-3151

 

 

 

08-11-2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 11, 2014

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014, in the township board room.

 Members Present: Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustee Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash and Chuck Whitlow. Member Absent: Brian Werschem, Supervisor--excused

At 7:00 p.m., Clerk Carol Hulka opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with a prayer by Treasurer Rose Dillon.

Also Present: 0-employees; 0-residents, Public Safety Director, Doctor, DPW Director, Farrar, retirement representative, Peplinski, and Muskegon Chronicle reporter, Kloosteman

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, seconded by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to appoint Dave Markgraf as the President Pro Tem to chair the board meeting in the absence of the Supervisor.

The meeting minutes of July 28, 2014, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

The meeting agenda for August 11, 2014 board meeting was approved as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

The Board received the following:

1. Fruitport Township Parks & Recreation minutes for May and June 2014.

2. MTA Legislative updates.

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

a. Transfer ownership and location- Wesco, Inc., 2277 E. Broadway, Muskegon

b. New license type: SDM Name of applicant: Dolgencorp, LLC, 6395 Airline, Fruitport

 PUBLIC COMMENTS

– none received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

14-082 Resolution Confirming Bond Value Amount for West Michigan Regional Water Authority

The West Michigan Regional Water Authority is comprised of the City of North Shores and Fruitport Charter Township. The Authority is preparing for a bond sale in the amount of $15,700,000.00 to finance the improvements necessary to connect the City and the Township to the City of Muskegon‘s water filtration plant. Fruitport Township has a bond rating of AA - .

Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to ratify the action taken by the Authority at its meeting on July 24, 2014, and confirm the bond value amount at $15,700,000.00.

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

14-083 Award Contract E – West Michigan Regional Water Authority

Bids were received for Regional Water System Interconnect and Booster Station Contract E. The low base bid on the project was $647,841.00 from McCormick Sand, Inc. URS recommends acceptance of this bid.

 Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the low bid summited by McCormick Sand, Inc. $647,841.00 for Regional Water System Interconnect and Booster Station (Contract" E").

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

14-084 MML Workers’ Compensation Fund Board of Trustees Election

Three incumbent MML Workers’ Compensation Board of Trustees are seeking re-election this year.

The motion by Carol Hulka, seconded by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, that Fruitport Charter Township, by action of its governing body, has authorized its vote to be cast for Christine Burns, Frank Campbell, and Elva Mills to serve as Trustees of the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund for two year terms.

14-085 Payment of Bills

Marjorie Nash moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills in the following amounts: General Fund (including Parks) $131,683.77; Public Safety $41,520.43; Water $13,047.51;

Sewer $5,325.25 = $191,576.96 Grand Total

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS / REPORTS -- none received

 

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin to adjourned the meeting at 7.09 p.m.

CAROL HULKA, CLERK             BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07-28-2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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 FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 28, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Fruitport Charter Township Board was called to order by Supervisor Brian Werschem at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, in the township board room.

 

Supervisor Werschem open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

A prayer was offered by Pastor Joseph from Kainay Church.

 

Members Present:  Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Trustees:     Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash, and Chuck Whitlow.  Member Absent: Trustee Ron Becklin

 

Also Present:  Assessor, Lehner; DPW Director, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor; Township Attorney, Ron Bultje; and numerous residents including State Representative, Colleen Lamonte

 

The board meeting minutes dated July 14, 2014—regular meeting—were approved as presented

 

The board meeting agenda for July 28, 2014, was approved as presented.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORT

 

 

 OLD  BUSINESS  -  None Received

 

NEW BUSINESS

14-081 Dedication of the Fruitport Township Hall

 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Board members, Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; and Trustees Marjorie Nash, Charles Whitlow, David Markgraf, and Ronald Becklin made possible the execution of the Township Hall project on August 26, 2013;

 

WHEREAS, Past Supervisor Ron Cooper and the Fruitport Township Board Township Board of Trustees made possible the site by purchasing the property for the purpose of the construction of the new Township Hall;

 

WHEREAS, Past Supervisor Connie Smith and the Fruitport Township Board Township Board of Trustees made possible the project by setting aside the first $100,000 for the purpose of the construction of the new Township Hall;

 

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Fruitport, MI recognizes Concept Design Studios, particularly Kyle Osterhart and Kevin Osterhart for their outstanding design work and project oversight in constructing the new Township Hall;

 

WHEREAS; the Charter Township of Fruitport, MI recognizes Muskegon Quality Builders, particularly Aaron Cribley and Jim Grimm and all of their subcontractors for an excellent job in constructing the new Township Hall;

 

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Fruitport, MI recognizes Matt Farrar, DPW Director of Fruitport Charter Township for his staff level Project Management in constructing the new Township Hall;

 

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Fruitport, MI recognizes the entire staff of Fruitport Charter Township for their efforts in directly working on the project to keep costs down on the construction of the new Township Hall;

 

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Fruitport, MI recognizes several of our local business for direct support of the new Township Hall; Greg Gerdes of Metal Arc, Bill Adams of Adams Office Furniture, Mark Taylor Office Furniture, Rob Little of West Michigan Dirt Works, William Rensberger of Muskegon County Dispatch and OneCore IT;

 

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Fruitport welcomes Michigan Township Services as a partnering agency here at the new Township Hall;

 

NOW, THEREFORE The Fruitport Charter Township Board wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to everyone that made this project possible and does hereby dedicate this new Township Hall at 5865 Airline Road to the citizens of Fruitport Charter Township.  May it serve Fruitport for many, many decades to come.

 

WITNESS OUR HANDS and the official Seal of the Township, County of Muskegon.

 

 

______________________________________________   Clerk’s Signature

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 pm.

 

 

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CAROL HULKA, CLERK                        BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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