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Fruitport Township Michigan | Official Website

08-25-2014 Township Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 25, 2014

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014, in the new 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; 0-employees;  Public Safety Director, Doctor;  DPW Director, Farrar; Township Auditor, VanDop;  and Township Attorney, Bultje

 

The August 11, 2014 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented. 

 

The board meeting agenda for August 25, 2014, was approved as presented.

                    

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS-- Received

Letters were received from Michigan Township Participating Plan / Risk Control, complimenting various departments for a job well done in being in compliance with previous Risk Control representatives, and for adopting appropriate Standard Operating Procedures. 

 

A letter was received from Paul Kollmeyer, Manager of Resource Protection and Cooperation Programs, regarding trapping on Commercial Forest land.

 

Michigan Township Legislative up-dates

 

Two notices of hearings for customers of Michigan Gas Utilities Corp.:
1. 
A request to roll-in a cumulative gas costs recoveries underrecovery of ($7,561,060) into its 2014-2015 gas costs recovery plan period gas costs and

2.  Review the joint application of Wisconsin Energy Corp and Integrys Energy Group for waivers of, or declaration regarding the applicability of, Code of Conduct transaction guidelines, and related approvals.

 

OLD  BUSINESS-

14-086  Bike Path – Mt. Garfield Road

The Board concurred with the Supervisor to fulfill an obligation to maintain and clean up a section on Mt. Garfield Road bike path.

 

NEW BUSINESS-

14-087 Audit Presentation for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2014

Eric VanDop CPA, Senior Manager from the firm of Brickley DeLong, PLC, gave an overview and analysis of the financial activities of the Township for the Fiscal Year ending March 2014.  At the end of the analysis of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year, the governmental funds reported a total General Fund balance of $1,402,231.00.

 

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to accept the audit presentation and findings for Fiscal Year ending March 2014.

 

14-088  Chandy Acres Street Lights

Ron Becklin moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the proposed street lighting into the township system once street lights are installed by the developer in Chandy Acres.

 

14-089  Driving Range Liquor License

Applicant, Larry Maxwell, withdraw his application for a driving range liquor license, pending planning commission recommendations.

   

The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Marjorie Nash, was carried unanimously, to accept the withdrawal of the application.

 

14-090  Agreement for Road Maintenance

The motion by Marjorie Nash, seconded by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to adopt a 5-year Agreement for Road Maintenance with Muskegon County Road Commission for the following roads:  DeBaker Road (south of East Broadway), DeVowe Road (south of East Broadway), South Sheringer Road (east and south of Dangl Road – 1328’ +/- south of dead end), White Road (west of Medema Street) and

Spruce Street (west of Sheridan)

 

14-091  Payment of Bills

Carol Hulka moved, seconded by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts:   General Fund and Parks: $36,581.64;  Public Safety: $29,873.16;  Water: $89,960.27;   Sewer $363,365.27         Total: $519,780.34

 

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

 

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AUGUST 25, 2014

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ADDITIONAL REPORTS

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

  

14-092  Adjournment

The motion by Dave Markgraf, supported by Carol Hulka, was carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:03 p.m. 

    

CAROL HULKA, CLERK                          BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR                

 

 

 

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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

 

01-27-2014 Board Meeting Agenda

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A G E N D A

 

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL

6543 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014

 

Work Session: 6:45 p.m.

Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

01. Pledge of Allegiance

02. Roll Call
03. Approval of Board Meeting Minutes: January 13, 2014—regular meeting

04. Approve / Amend Agenda

05. Public Comments

06. Reports / Correspondence

Old Business

07. Town Hall Project Update
08. Capital Purchases UpDate
09. 2014-2015 Budget Update

New Business - None

10. Payment of Bills
11. Reports

12. Public Comments
13. 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, 6543 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415 - (231)865-3151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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