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07-27-2015 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

 

07/27/2015

 

5:45 Public Safety Committee

6:30 WORK SESSION

7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

01.   Pledge of Allegiance

02.   Roll Call
03.   Approval of Board Minutes: 07/13/15 Regular
        Meeting

04.   Approve / Amend Agenda 

05.   Correspondence / Reports
06.   Public Comments

 

07.  Unfinished Business

A.   Separation from MADL Ballot Language

B.   Mt. Garfield Culvert Failure Payment Approval

 

08.  New Business

A. Abandonment of Ellis Road between Harvey and Quarterline

 

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

 

Parks & Recreation Commission Monthly Meeting

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 MEETING NOTICE

Township Board:   Parks & Recreation

Township Hall Address:  5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415

Township Telephone:  (213) 865-3151

Date/Time of Meeting:  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  

Place of Meeting:   Fruitport Township Hall

Purpose of Meeting:     Monthly Meeting

 

This notice is posted in compliance with the State of Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, and MLA 41.72a (2) (3).

The Charter Township of Fruitport will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting or public hearing upon notice to the township.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township Clerk by writing or calling the following.

Carol Hulka, Township Clerk
5865 Airline Road
Fruitport, MI 49415
(231) 865-3151

 

07-13-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 13, 2015

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015, 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:   2– residents;   1-guest; 0– employees;   DPW Director, Farrar and Public Safety Director, Doctor

 

The June 22, 2015 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented.

 

The July 13, 2015 meeting agenda was approved as presented.

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1)  Michigan Townships Association (MTA) legislative up-dates

2) Michigan Township Participating Plan News
3) Fruitport Charter Township is now approved to participate in the Federal Flood Insurance Program.

4) Marathon Pipe Line LLC will be conducting a clean water test of a petroleum pipe line in our community to ensure safe and efficient operation.
5) Muskegon County Road Commission will hold a public hearing on August 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at the Road Commission regarding a request to abandon a public road—Ellis Road between Harvey Street and Quarterline Road
6) Public Hearing- 
Michigan Gas Utilities requests approval to increase its natural gas base rates by 4.75%
7) Planning Commission meeting minutes of July 9, 2015

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Susan Franklin, 2231 Colbert Drive and Chris McClain, asked questions regarding the proposed separation from MADL

 

Shawn M. Grabinski, Executive Director of Muskegon Central Dispatch 9-1-1, discussed the up-coming Muskegon County Central Dispatch Millage Renewal.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS--  None

 

NEW BUSINESS
15-073  Sale of Township Assets

A)   Dave Markgraf moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the DPW Director, Matt Farrar, to sell the Parks and Recreation’s trailer.

 

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

 

B)  Dave Markgraf moved, Marjorie Nash seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the DPW Director, Matt Farrar, to sell the snow thrower.

 

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

 

15-074  Separation from MADL (Muskegon Area District Library)

Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Dave Markgraf, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the township attorney to prepare a resolution placing a proposition on the November 2015 ballot for withdrawal from MADL.

 

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

 

 

15-075  Muskegon County Tax Foreclosed Properties

Marjorie Nash moved, supported by Chuck Whitlow, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor to purchase the following property through the 2015 County Foreclosures-

 

Property located at 4951 E. Sternberg Road, Parcel #15-020-300-0002-00, at the cost not to exceed $6,500.00.

 

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

 

15-076  Mt. Garfield Culvert Failure

Discussion on the Mt. Garfield culvert failure.  The culvert will be repaired this week at an estimated cost to the Township of $8,000 to $12,000.  The cost will be on the next meeting agenda.

 

 FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JULY 13, 2015

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 15-077  Resignation of Leslie Lehner, Assessor, Effective August 3, 2015

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to accept the resignation of Leslie Lehner, Assessor, effective August 3, 2015.  Ms. Lehner is leaving due to health reasons.

 

15-078  Resignation of Bruce Morningstar, Police Department, Effective August 1, 2015

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to accept the  resignation of Lieutenant Bruce Morningstar, Police Department, effective August 1, 2015.  Lieutenant Morningstar is leaving for another opportunity.

 

15-079  Payment of Bills

Carol Hulka moved, Marjorie Nash seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts:   General Fund & Parks: $15,369.08;  Public Safety $8,412.58  Water: $134,083.19; and Sewer: $17,208.40        Total:  $175,073.25

 

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS #2

DPW- the “bowl” was put up on the new water tower.

Public Safety-  Bike time starts this week.

 

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m.                               

 

CAROL HULKA, CLERK                 BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

                                 

 

 

 

06-22-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 22, 2015

 

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 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:  3-employees; 2-residents, Deputy Chief Michelli, DPW Director, Farrar, Township Attorney, Bultje, and Muskegon Chronicle reporter, Steve

 

The meeting minutes of June 8, 2015, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

 

The meeting agenda for June 22, 2015, was approved as presented.

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

The Board received the following:

1. Muskegon County Road Commission (MCRC) improvement project for Fruitport and Sullivan Townships, from Sternberg Road from Brooks Road to Maple Island Road

2.  MTA Legislative updates

3. Michigan Liquor Control Commission:  received application for a license, as follows:    Transfer ownership and location of 2015 Class C & SDM License of Teddy
  Spaghettis,  LLC, 3032 Heights 
Ravenna, Muskegon

4. The Muskegon County Chapter of Michigan Townships Association will meet on
    June 29, 2015 at 
Whitehall Township at 7:00 p.m.                                   
 
5. 
Muskegon Area District Library (MADL) discussion

 PUBLIC COMMENTS – none received

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

15-069  Adoption—Zone Change at 2605 W. Fruitport Road

Chuck Whitlow moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to amend the Township’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification from R-4 Rural, Residential Recreation and Agriculture to R-1 Residential District for Parcel Numbers 61-15-630-026-0002-00 (commonly known as 2605 W. Fruitport Road), 61-15-630-026-0005-00, and 61-15-360-023-0006-00, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

 

At a public hearing on May 19, 2015, the Planning Commission gave the following reasons supporting the zone change-

 

1.  Fits master plan of medium density residential by switching to R-1.

2.  Makes the properties less non-confirming.

 

The zoning amendment Ordinance No. 791 shall be effective eight days after publication in the Muskegon Chronicle.  The constitutes the second and final reading.

 

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

15-070  Deputy Chief Michelli’s Review

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to accept Deputy Chief Michelli’s performance review per the recommendation from Public Safety Director Doctor, that one year be added to Deputy Chief Michelli’s rolling contract, and also he be given a salary increase of 1.5% retroactive to April 1, 2015, per contract language.

 

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

 

15-071  Windstream Norlight, LLC Metro Act Extension

Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to extend the existing Metro Act Permit  to Windstream Norlight, LLC for five years contingent on the following:

 

1.  Receiving an updated Certificate of Liability Insurance
2.  Provide copies of approval to the individuals listed on Exhibit A of the document

 

The motion also includes the authorization for the Supervisor to sign the document.

 

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

 

 

 

 

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

JUNE 22, 2015

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15-072     Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills in the following amounts:  General Fund (including Parks) $60,401.07;   Public Safety $144,915.81;   Water $119,821.77;

Sewer $17,423.20 =   $342,561.85  Grand Total

 

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS / REPORTS – None received

 

ADJOURMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

 

 

CAROL HULKA, CLERK                              BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06-08-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES                     

 MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 8, 2015

 

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015, in the township board room.

 

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

 

Also Present:   1–employee; 2-residents; Director of Public Works, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor;     MLive reporter; and 1 guest

 

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


The meeting minutes of May 11, 2015, 2015, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

 

The motion by Dave Markgraf, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the meeting agenda for June 8, 2015, 2015, with the following addition:  First Reading:  Zone change request at 2605 W. Fruitport Road, Spring Lake, MI.

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS     

1) Michigan Townships Association legislative updates
2) Planning Commission meeting minutes of May 19th
.
3) Parks and Recreation meeting minutes of April 29
th
4) Invitation from Sgt. Daniel Stout II, Muskegon County Emergency Manager, to their Northern Exposure Michigan National Guard Exercises Orientation which is a training exercise simulating a nuclear detonation in the Grand Rapids area.
5) A letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding Fruitport Township’s enrollment in the flood insurance program.

6) Michigan Gas Utilities notice of hearing on reconciling its Energy Optimization (EO) plan costs and revenues for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2014 and to revise its EO surcharges.

               

PUBLIC COMMENTS  -  PART 1   

Jim Jackson, 3671 Mt. Garfield, asked about the rat situation.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

15-063  Lease Agreement with Fruitport Soccer Club

A.   Brian Werschem moved, seconded by Chuck Whitlow, MOTION CARRIED, that Brian Werschem abstain from voting on the lease agreement with Fruitport Soccer Club because of his association with the Club.

 

Ayes:  Werschem, Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash     Nays:  none

 

B.  Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, for adoption of a Fruitport Soccer Club Lease Agreement, as presented.

 

Ayes:  Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash      Nays:  none

 

NEW BUSINESS  

15-064  US Signal Company, L.L.C. Metro Permit Application

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, supported by Marjorie Nash, was carried unanimously, for adoption of a Metro Act Permit with US Signal Company L.L.C. for access to and ongoing use of the public right-of-way, including public roadways, highways, streets, alleys, easements, and waterways in Fruitport Township for a telecommunications system.  The motion includes authorization for the Supervisor to sign the document.

 

15-065  FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

Dave Markgraf moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, for the adoption of a resolution for FOIA Procedures and Guidelines and the Public Summary for Fruitport Charter Township, effective July 1, 2015, making the Township compliant with the amendments.

 

Ayes:  Markgraf, Dillon, Nash, Whitlow, Hulka, Werschem        Nays: none

 

15-066  Watch Muskegon Campaign

Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, gave an informative presentation on “Watch Muskegon Go” campaign.

 

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to support the concept of the Muskegon Lakeshore Image Campaign Stakeholder Agreement and for Brian Werschem to represent Fruitport Township as a committee member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JUNE 8, 2015

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15-067  Zone Change Request From R-4 to R-1 at 2605 W. Fruitport Road, Spring Lake, MI

On May 19, 2015, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Township Board to approve the zone change from R-4 to R-1 for parcel numbers 61-15-630-026-0002-00 (commonly known as 2605 W. Fruitport Road, 61-15-630-026-0005-00, and 61-15-360-023-0006-00 .  This constitutes the first reading.  Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on June 22, 2015.   

 

15-068   Payment of Bills

Dave Margraf moved, seconded by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts:  General Fund & Parks $31,341.98;  Public Safety $49,141.78;   Water $78,443.76;    Sewer $76,700.77.        Totaling: $235,628.29

 

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

                                                                          

REPORTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS  -  Part II   -- 

 

ADJOURNMENT

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

 

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CAROL HULKA, CLERK                                BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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