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04-27-2015 Township Board Meeting Agenda

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A G E N D A

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

 

04/27/2015

 

6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION

7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

01. Pledge of Allegiance

02. Roll Call
03. Approval of Board Minutes: 04/13/15 Regular Meeting

04. Approve / Amend Agenda

05. Correspondence / Reports
06. Public Comments

07. Unfinished Business

A. Junk and Inoperable Vehicle Ordinance

B. FEMA Flood Plain Management Provision of the State Construction Code Ordinance

C. Resolution of Intent for Participating in the National Flood Insurance Program

D. Resolution to Manage Floodplain Development

E. Adoption of 2012 International Fire Code

A. Fruitport Soccer Club Request

B. Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance regarding Standards for Reviewing Special Use Applications – First Reading

C. West Michigan Spay & Neuter Clinic Resolution for Charitable Gaming License

09. Approval of Bills
10. Reports
11. Public Comments

12. 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

 

 

 

FREE Muskegon County Tire Collection Event

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FREE MUSKEGON COUNTY TIRE COLLECTION EVENT
Muskegon County Residents only - No businesses
Your tires can be up to 34" in diameter, with or without rims

Saturday, May 2, 2015 and August 8, 2015  9AM-2PM
Whitehall High School, 3100 W White Lake Dr.
Whitehall, MI 49461

Saturday, May 9, 2015     9AM-2PM
Fruitport Township Hall / Fire Station #1
5865 Airline Road (enter from Mt. Garfield Rd.)
Fruitport, MI 49415

Saturday, July 18, 2015    9AM-2PM
Cedar Creek Township Hall, 6556 Sweeter Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457

 

 

Clean-Up Days

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                                   FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAYS

Dates:    May 1st. & 2nd., 2015

Time:     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Location: Beside Public Safety Building
              5815 Airline Road
              Entrance off Mount Garfield Road
              Exit at Airline Road

The items accepted are:


 Small amounts of brush (no stumps)

Leaves and general yard waste – must be in biodegradable bags only

Household rubbish

E-Waste – separate from other waste

Computer monitors

Computers, keyboards, etc.

Used or new oil in plastic containers

Paint cans-paint must be dry. Cannot accept paint cans with wet paint inside

Hazardous waste - pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, poisons, pool chemicals, antifreeze, petroleum products and automotive fluids, wood stains, cleaning products, paint thinner, adhesives, aerosols, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury containing devices, batteries, and drain cleaner.

Car tires and smaller: $4.00 or $6.00 with rims. Larger tires: $15.00 or $20.00 with rim.

Commercial and contractor waste & refuse are not accepted.

 

This service is limited to Fruitport Township residents only and picture I.D. is required.

 

 

 

 

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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