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10-14-2014 Special Planning Commission Meeting

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October 14, 2014 - FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

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Heights Ravenna. They consolidated a lot of their loads and they don’t leave or arrive after 9:00.

c. James Kotecki, 3820 Brooks Road:

a. Responded there are trucks traveling all night long.

b. Jacobs suggested Hazekamp Meats needs to review their current procedures & address this issue. Jacobs also stated they are a permitted use in B-3 and have to be allowed to conduct business.

c. Hazekamp responded he is doing all he can & isn’t aware of the trucks traveling past 9 p.m. but will look into the issue.

K. A motion is made by Chairman Jacobs to grant the site plan request for parcel number 61-15-112-400-0006-00, 3933 S. Brooks Road.

L. This motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.

a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact: It will improve on the current noise levels from the equipment used to operate the facility.

b. The site plan will provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping will provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants.

c. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following facts: The fire department review.

d. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact: The structures have access to the public street.

e. Exterior lighting will remain within the property lines and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets.

M. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.

a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 09.23.2014, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.

c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.

d. The development must be completed within 1 year. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.

e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.

f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.

N. Newmyer supports.

a. Roll Call:

a. Ayes: Jacobs, Newmyer, Osterhart, Lee, Dadd, Whitlow.

b. Nays: None.

07. Public Comments:

Brian Werschem, Township Supervisor, commented we will have the regular planning commission meeting next Wednesday.

08. Adjournment:

There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at

7:51 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kyle D. Osterhart, Secretary

Date: October 14, 2014

Chairman Jeff Jacobs brought the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

01. Roll Call:

- Members Present: Jeff Jacobs, Morrie Dadd, Randy Lee, Kyle Osterhart, Geoff Newmyer, Chuck Whitlow.

- Members Absent: Mike Michelli Jr.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes:

Regular Meeting of September 16, 2014.

A. Accepted as presented.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda:

A. Accepted as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports:

None.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:

None.

New Business:

06. Site Plan Review: Premier Foods / Hazekamp Meats:

A. Chairman Jacobs explained to the audience that Hazekamp Meats is a permitted use in B-3.

B. David Hazekamp, from Hazekamp Meats, is present to explain the plans.

a. They are adding on to three different areas of the building. Two of the additions will be used to enclose more energy efficient HVAC units. The large addition in the rear of the building will be used for a new cooler and production space. The existing cooler will be demolished. Parking is to remain the same.

C. Lee questioned how many employees they have. Hazekamp replied they have approximately 140 employees & approximately 130 to 170 at one time in the summer.

D. Osterhart questioned whether all the exterior lighting will be night sky compliant. Hazekamp said yes & that no illumination will occur outside of their property lines.

E. Lee questioned the handicap parking. Jackie Essenberg, from Michigan Township Services, replied they are showing the correct number of spots.

F. Osterhart questioned the surface drainage. Hazekamp replied it is sufficient.

G. Osterhart questioned how long it would take to complete. Hazekamp replied a few months.

H. Jacobs questioned the dumpster enclosure. Hazekamp responded they are going to install a 6’-0" high vinyl dumpster enclosure around the existing dumpsters.

I. Lee questioned if they are increasing the water usage within the building. Hazekamp responded they are not.

J. Public Comment:

a. Mary Kotecki, 3820 Brooks Road:

a. Commented the existing condensers and diesel trucks are noisy and is pleased to hear the new condensers will be housed within a building. She asked if the new addition is going to be grinding racks & where the water is going because it sometimes creates an odor.

b. Hazekamp responded the water currently goes to the lagoons which are approximately 700 feet behind the building. The lagoons are monitored and they comply with all government requirements. He also stated that there will not be an increase in water usage. They are currently using about 1/5 of what they used in the past. Hazekamp Meats has complete control of all the water that goes out of there. It eventually settles into the ground, but he reinforced it is monitored by the government and complies with all their requirements.

b. Ron Kadelsik, 3716 Cline Road:

a. Is excited to see Hazekamp Foods thriving in our community. He was mostly concerned with the wastewater and the trucks coming and leaving on Cline, which should be going to Sternberg.

b. Jacobs responded the Hazekamp Foods needs to address that concern.

c. Hazekamp said he instructs all his trucks to not use Cline or Sternberg, but solely Heights Ravenna. He said they typically stay overnight in the Wal-Mart parking lot. There are signs instructing them to head towards

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Fruitport Charter Township

5865 Airline Road

Fruitport, MI 49415

 

10-13-2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 13, 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, October 13, 2014, in the township board room.

Supervisor Werschem open the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Trustees: Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash, and Chuck Whitlow. Member Absent: None

Also Present: DPW Director, Farrar and Public Safety Director, Doctor

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to correct the board meeting minutes dated September 22, 2014—regular meeting—as follows:

Item 14-093 Township Hall Project Update

Was: The total cost of the new township hall is $1,180.00
Corrected: The total cost of the new township hall is $1,180,000

The board meeting agenda for October 13, 2014, was approved as presented.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

– None received

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORT

Michigan Township Association (MTA) Legislative Updates
MTA Participating Plan News (Property & Casualty)
Township Utilities Department- Water Sanitary Survey
Muskegon County Road Commission annual roadkill banquet for Muskegon County municipality officials is October 30th.

OLD BUSINESS - None Received

NEW BUSINESS

14-102 Retirement Plan Document Amendments

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to amend the Townships’ retirement plan to recognize the term "marriage" to include a marriage between same-sex individuals recognized under state law and the terms "spouse", husband and wife, "husband" and "wife" to include a same-sex spouse.

 

14-103 Transferring Assets from Cemetery to Utility Department

Ron Becklin moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to sell the 2003 cemetery vehicle with snowplow to the Utility Department at the cost of $4,500.

 

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

14-104 Community Service Worker Agreement—Voluntary Status

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Marjorie Nash, was carried unanimously, to adopt the Community Service Worker Agreement as prepared by the township attorney dated October 2, 2014, as modified.

14-105 Pontaluna Sidewalk

At the corner of Pontaluna and Cottonwood there is no sidewalk for children to walk on when going to school.

Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to split the cost—not to exceed $2,500—with Fruitport Schools for a sidewalk at the corner of Pontaluna and Cottonwood. Fruitport Schools will maintain and snowplow the sidewalk.

Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Werschem Nays: Becklin

14-016 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks $15,117.28; Public Safety $74,693.50; Water $35,297.08

Sewer $ 47,163.06 Totaling: 172,270.92$

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS --

None received

ADDITIONAL REPORTS

—Bridge Street project—two water main breaks in last several years—400 ft. will be replaced.

Adjournment

The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Chuck Whitlow, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 p.m.

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10-14-2014 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

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AGENDA

 

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

5865 AIRLINE RD

FRUITPORT, MI 49415

 

October 14, 2014

7:00 PM

 

01. Roll Call

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: Regular Meeting of September 16, 2014

03. Approve / Amend Agenda

04. Correspondence / Reports

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business

06. Site Plan Review: Premier Foods/Hazekamp Meats

07. Public Comments

 

08. Adjournment

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

 

 

 

 

 

09-22-2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

 

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014, in the township board room.

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

Also Present: 0–employees; 2-residents; Director of Public Works, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor; and Ron Bultje, township attorney;

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

The meeting minutes of August 25, 2014, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

The board meeting agenda for September 22, 2014, was approved as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

1. Michigan Townships Association legislative updates

2. Revenue and Expenditure Report for period ending 8-31-2014

3. Parks & Recreation meeting minutes of 07-29-2014

4. Planning Commission meeting minutes of 09-16-2014

5. A Community Mixer, sponsored by the Muskegon Rotary & Muskegon Heights, on October 1, 2014 at Mona Lake Park, 4 – 7 p.m.

6. A notice of hearing for customers of Michigan Gas Utilities Corp: A request to consider an application which seeks Commission approval of its proposed tariff revisions relating to Operational Flow Orders and Centrally Metered Installations.
7. Notice of the quarterly meeting of the Muskegon County Chapter of Michigan Townships Association to be held on September 29, 2014, at the Fruitport Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS - PART 1

No comments received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
14-093 Township Hall Project Update

The total cost of the new township hall is $1,180.00. The cost is approximately $70,000 under budget.

14-094  Capital Fund Budget Adjustments from Carry-over

Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to carry forward $49,000 left over from last year’s bond proceeds and add to budgeted Capital Improvement for 2014-15.

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

NEW BUSINESS

14-095 Part-time Police Wages

Public Safety Director, Doctor, explained the wage structure for the part- time police secretary, part-time desk officer/office manager, and part-time police officers. The following are proposed salary increases to begin on October 1, 2014:

Part-time Office Clerk- new wage proposed is $12.00 per hour (Last increase was 4/30/12), Part-time Office Manager /Certified Officer- new wage proposed is $13.50 per hour (Last increase was 7/1/13), Part-time police officers- new wage proposed is $12.75 per hour (Last increase was 10/1/11)

Marjorie Nash moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to increase part-time wages to take place on October 1, 2014, for the police secretary, office manager/certified police officer, and part-time police officers. Part-time wages for police are to be reviewed annually in September for October implementation. The Public Safety committee made the recommendation.

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

14-096 Police Department- Full Time Vacancy

Public Safety Director, Doctor, explained the need to replace a full-time police officer who resigned in March of this year.

 The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to hire part-time police officer, James Hodges, to a full-time position starting September 29, 2014. The recommendation was made by the Public Safety committee.

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14-097 Demolition Bids for 6543 Airline Road

Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the low bid for demolition and dismantling of the former Fruitport Township Hall from Melching, Inc. of Nunica. The low bid is $10,750 plus $3,000 for asbestos testing and removal totaling $13,750. The recommendation was made by the Facilities committee.

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

14-098 Cemetery / Maintenance / Plow Vehicle

Carol Hulka moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to purchase a 2015 cemetery/maintenance truck with snow plow package at the price of $29,656.00.

Ayes: Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem Nays: Markgraf

14-099 Adjustments to Capital Outlay Budget

Ron Becklin moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to make the following adjustments to the capital outlay budget, as recommended by Supervisor Werschem:

$340,000.00 to the town hall project
$ 14,000.00 to the demolition of the former township hall
$ 30,000.00 to acquire a new cemetery/maintenance truck

Ayes: Bucklin, Dillon, Nash, Hulka, Margrave, and Werschem Nays: none

14-100 Ordinance Overhaul

The township zoning ordinances are in need of being up-dated. Township attorney, Ron Bultje and his firm of Scholten Fant will assist in this project.

14-101 Payment of Bills

Dave Margrave moved, Marjorie Nash seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks $64,602.96; Public Safety$28,056.59; Water $207,595.57; Sewer $714,612.29. Totaling: $1,014,867.41

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS

A formal presentation will be done at an up-coming meeting concerning the Class 4 ISO rating the fire department received.

 PUBLIC COMMENTS - Part II -- None received

Adjournment

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin, was CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY, to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m.

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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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