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01-26-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 26, 2015

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 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: 4– residents; 0– employees; DPW Director, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor, and Attorney Brad Fisher

The January 12, 2015 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented.

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the January 26, 2015 meeting agenda with the following addition: 2015 Federal Poverty Income Standards under New Business, Letter B

PUBLIC COMMENTS – none received

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

1) Fruitport Township Fire Department 2014 Annual Report
2) Fruitport Township Police Department 2014 Annual Report
3) Michigan Townships Association (MTA) legislative up-dates

4) Michigan Gas Utilities notice of public concerning approval to implement a gas cost recovery plan to compute its natural gas custom’s bills.

5) For period ending December 31, 2014 Revenue and Expenditure report
6) 2015-2016 Water and Sewer budgets

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS


15-007 2015-2016 Budget Discussion

Discussion took place. The Budget Public Hearing will take place at the meeting to be held on February 23, 2015, and adoption of the budget on March 9, 2015.

NEW BUSINESS

15-008 MCRC Brining for 2015

Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Muskegon County Road Commission of the Township’s intention on one road brining which will include the MCRC participating 50/50 for the first brining plus 100% ofany private roads with approved special assessment districts.

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

15-009 2015 Federal Poverty Income Exemption Guidelines

Ron Becklin moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Federal Poverty Income Standards used for setting poverty exemption guidelines for 2015, as recommended by the Supervisor and the Assessor’s department.

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

15-010 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks: $5,027.31; Public Safety $9,958.36; Water: $22,922.37; and Sewer: $4,807.47 Total: $42,715.51

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS #2 -None received 

The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was Carried Unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:07.

CAROL HULKA, CLERK           BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

  

 

 

01/26/2015 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

 

01/26/2015

5:45 P.M. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION

7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

01. Pledge of Allegiance

02. Roll Call
03. Approval of Board Minutes: 01/12/15 Regular Meeting

04. Approve / Amend Agenda

05. Correspondence / Reports
06. Public Comments

07. Unfinished Business

A. 2015-2016 Budget Discussion

08. New Business

A. MCRC Brining for 2015

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

12. Adjournment

Dangerous Building Hearing Immediately Following

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

 

 

 

01-12-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 12, 2015

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 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 regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Also Present: 8 -township residents; 1-employee; and DPW Director, Farrar

The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to approve the meeting agenda and the consent agenda for January 12, 2015 board meeting.

The consent agenda includes the following:

a. Reappointment of Mike Michelli to Planning Commission

b. Reappointment of Dave Jacobs to Board of Review

c. Reappointment of George Manning to Board of Review

d. Reappointment of Jim Fett to Board of Review

e. Reappointment of E. David Farhat as Alternate on Board of Review

f. Reappointment of Steve Paul to Zoning Board of Appeals

15-001 Corrections—to the December 8, 2014 Board Meeting

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Chuck Whitlow, was carried unanimously, to approve the meeting minutes of December 8, 2014 board meeting— with the following corrections:

 Members Present:

FROM:

Carol Hulka, Clerk: . . .

TO:

Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; . . .

Agenda Item 14-127 Police Department Vacancy

FROM: . . . to promote part-time officer Rob Adkins to full-time effective 12/08/2014. Officer Adkins . .

TO:

. . . . to promote part-time officer Rob Atkinson to full-time effective 12/08/2014. Officer Atkinson . .

FROM

 CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

Michigan Township Legislative up-dates

Muskegon County Solid Waste Free Dump Day Program 2015
Quarterly up-date of Michigan Township Participating Plan—property & casualty
Preliminary 2014-2015 budget

PUBLIC COMMENTS--none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

15-002 Muskegon Area District Library

Mary Weimer, Laura Oldt, and Rose Dillon, all representing the Fruitport Library Committee, discussed the Muskegon Area District Library.

NEW BUSINESS-

15-003 Edward Jones Investment Option Additions and Deletions

Township retirement representative, Floyd Peplinski, discussed various Edward Jones investment options and recommended deletions and additions to the plan.

Ron Becklin moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the recommendations.

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

15-004 Dissemination Agreement w / Bendzinski

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Dave Markgraf, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into an agreement with Bendinski & Co, municipal finance advisors, to act as the Township’s dissemination agent regarding the Refunding Bonds, Series 2010 and 2013 General Obligation Bonds.

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

15-005 DPW Staffing

a. Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to promote township employee, Pat Nichols, to administrative assistant in the DPW Department.

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

 

b. Ron Becklin moved, Marjorie Nash seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to not fill the vacancy of the position vacated by the promotion of Pat Nichols to DPW Administrative Assistant.

Ayes: Becklin, Nash, Whitlow, Markgrarf, Hulka, Dillon, Werschem Nays: none

Continuation of DPW Staffing

c. Dave Markgraf moved, Chuck Whitlow seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to hire a full-time field worker and authorize DPW Director, Matt Farrar, to begin the hiring process and no nepotism is permitted.

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

d. Chuck Whitlow moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to make the promotion of Pat Nichols effective January 5, 2015.

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

15-006 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Carol Hulka MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund and Parks: $154,845.52; Public Safety: $141,191.31; Water: $199,875.43; Sewer $19,339.97 Total: $515,252.23

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mike Johnson, Norton Shores, new owner of the former Orchard Market in Cloverville, discussed his plans to hold a family event on the premises on Labor Day weekend. The Board showed unanimous support of this event.

Ken Hulka, Managing Director of the Muskegon County Road Commission, discussed and answered questions concerning a February 24th election for a millage proposal to supplement State road funding for local roads.

Fruitport Library committee representative, Laura Oldt, reminded the Board that he library committee meets every 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Fruitport Township hall and that the public is welcome.

ADDITIONAL REPORTS

DPW Director, Matt Farrar, reported that water switch over from Muskegon Heights to the City of Muskegon is on schedule for April 15, 2015.

ADJOURNMENT

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

CAROL HULKA, CLERK BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/08/2014 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 08, 2014

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014, in the township board room.

 

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

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

Also Present: 0-employees; 0-residents, and Public Safety Director, Doctor

The meeting minutes of November 24, 2014, regular meeting, were approved as presented.
The meeting minutes of November 24, 2014, closed session, were approved as presented.

The meeting agenda for December 8, 2014 board meeting was approved as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

The Board received the following:
a. Fruitport Charter Township Clerk, Carol Hulka, has attained the Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk
(CMMC) certification through the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks.

b. Fruitport Township Parks & Recreation minutes for October 2014.

c. MTA Legislative updates.

d. Revenue and Expenditure report for period ending 10/32/2014

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

– none received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

14-126 Adoption- Zone Change / 3721 Ida

Rose Dillon moved, Chuck Whitlow seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to amend the Township’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification as follows: from B-3 Business District to B-2 Business District. Property information: Parcel #61-15-800-000-0012-00 or 3721 Ida, Fruitport, M I 49415.

Reasons for changing the zoning classification:

a. Requested zoning will not result in spot zoning.
b. Requested zoning will not be inconsistent with the surrounding property.

c. Property does have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used as a conforming use.
d. Requested zoning would have the following effect on surrounding property values: remains the same.
e. Requested zoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question:
remains the same or possibly increase due to a conforming use.
f. Requested zoning would be consistent with the general trend of future building and population growth in
the area.

g. Requested zoning would be consistent with the Master Plan.

h. Rezoning will take the property from B-3, pre-existing, non-conforming to conforming under B-2 with a
square footage above the required 15,000 sq. ft. and frontage of 100’-o" or greater.

This constitutes the second and final reading. The Ordinance number 786.

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

NEW BUSINESS

14-127 Police Department Vacancy

Brian Werschem moved, Dave Markgraf seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to promote part-time officer Rob Atkinson to full-time effective 12/08/2014. Officer Atkinson is filling a full-time position due to a vacancy.

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

14-128 Budget Adjustments

Rose Dillon moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the budget adjustments as presented.

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

14-129 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills in the following amounts: General Fund (including Parks) $17,086.77; Public Safety $36,832.69; Water $74,698.30;

Sewer $10,784.03 = $139,40l.79 Grand Total

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

 

 

 

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DECEMBER 8, 2014

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

 REPORTS

Santa Claus will be fire station #2 on Black Creek Road on Saturday, December 13 at noon-2:00 p.m.

The Township employees Christmas party will be on December 18th. The party is sponsored by the Board of Trustees.

The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf,, was carried unanimously, to adjourned the meeting at 7:10 p.m.

 

CAROL HULKA, CLERK           BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting Minutes for Oct. & Nov. 2014

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                     Board Meeting Minutes for October and November 2014

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