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Fruitport Township Michigan | Official Website

05-26-2025 Parks & Recreation 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, May 26, 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

 

 

 

Adoption of Ordinance No. 790

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                               FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP |
                                      ORDINANCE NO. 790

 THIS IS AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING CHAPTER OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, CONCERNING THE GENERAL STANDARDS FOR REVIEWING SPECIAL USE APPLICATIONS.

 THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, COUNTY OF MUSKEGON, STATE OF MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:

 Section 1. Special Use General Standards. Section 42-157 of Chapter 42 of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances, concerning the general standards for reviewing special use applications, is restated in its entirety as follows.

 Sec. 42-157. General standards for making determinations.

 The township board, planning commission, or zoning administrator shall review the particular facts and circumstances of each special use application in terms of the following standards:

 (1) Will the proposed special use be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objectives of the township's future land use plan;

 (2) Will the proposed special use be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, in order to not change the essential character of the same area;

 (3) Will the proposed special use be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses;

 (4) Will the proposed special use be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the township as a whole;

 (5) Will the proposed special use be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, such as highways, streets, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, and schools; or will the persons or agencies responsible for the establishment of the proposed use be able to adequately provide any such service;

 (6) Will the proposed special use create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services, or be detrimental to the economic welfare of the township;

 (7) Will the proposed special use involve uses, activities, processes, materials, and equipment and conditions of operation that will be detrimental to any persons, property, or the general welfare by reason of excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, fumes, glare, or odors; and

 (8) Will the proposed special use be consistent with the intent and purposes of this chapter?

Section 2. Effective Date. This Ordinance was approved and adopted by the Township Board of Fruitport Charter Township, Muskegon County, on May 11, 2015, after a public hearing as required pursuant to Michigan Act 110 of 2006, as amended, and after introduction and a first reading on April 27, 2015, and publication after such first reading as required by Michigan Act 359 of 1947, as amended. This Ordinance shall be effective on May 29, 2015, which is the eighth day after publication 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT ORDINANCE

 

04-27-2015 (Draft) Board Meeting Minutes

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                                                       04-27-2015 (Draft) Board Meeting Minutes

The "Draft" Board Meeting Minutes of 04-27-2015, will be considered for approval at the board meeting on May 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the Fruitport Township Office, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415.  Telephone:  231-865-3151

To read the 04-27-2015 Board Meeting Minutes on the Township's website at www.fruitporttownship-mi.gov, go to

 1.  the left side of the home page, under Fruitport, and click on Government 
 2.  then, under Fruitport, click on Township Board
 3.  then click on Township Board Minutes 

 

04-13-2015 Board Meeting Minutes

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FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF APRIL 13, 2015

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 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 regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Also Present: 2-township residents; 3-employees; DPW Director, Farrar; Public Safety Director, Doctor;

MERS representative; and Attorney Brad Springer

The March 23, 2015 meeting minutes—regular meeting—were approved as presented.

The motion by Marjorie Nash, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to approve the meeting agenda for April 13, 2015 board meeting with the following change:

Agenda Item I - Addition of the words "First Reading"

 

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

Michigan Township Legislative up-dates

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Lions members Jim Kauppila and Bruce Gaultney were in attendance asking questions concerning the Fruitport Lions Old Fashioned Days Agreement.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

15-038 Regional Water System Agreement – Fruitport and Norton Shores

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Dave Markgraf, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Regional Water System Agreement between the City of Norton Shores and the Charter Township of Fruitport, as recommended by the DPW Committee.

NEW BUSINESS-

15-039 Resolution to Support "Bike to Work Week"

The motion by Dave Markgraf, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to support the resolution "Bike to Work Week" the week of June 15-19, 2015.

15-040 Site lease Agreement Extension – Cingular Wireless PCS

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, for the adoption of a resolution approving a five year extension of Site Lease Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC/AT & T, as presented.

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

15-041 Agreement for Appraisal Services – Judeh & Associates

Marjorie Nash moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve a resolution to employ Judeh & Associates, in the amount of $5,500.00, to appraise property at 5690 Harvey, Fruitport Township.

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

15-042 Junk and Inoperable Vehicle Ordinance – First Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to change an existing Ordinance entitled Junk and Inoperable Vehicles, which provides for the regulation of the storage of junk and inoperable vehicles and motor vehicles.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action and consideration of adoption will take place at the next regular scheduled meeting on April 27, 2015.

15-043 FEMA Flood Plain Management Provision of the State Construction Code Ordinance – First
Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to adopt an ordinance entitled Floodplain Management Provisions of the State Construction Code which designates an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Fruitport, and to designate regulated flood hazard areas under the provisions of the State Construction Code Act. Fruitport Township residents who live in a flood plain can participate if the Township adopts an ordinance.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action and consideration of adoption will take place at the next regular scheduled meeting on April 27, 2015.

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

APRIL 13, 2015

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15-044 MERS Defined Contribution 401A Plan

Dave Markgraf moved, Marjorie Nash supported, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into the MERS Defined Contribution Plan as described in the MERS Defined Contribution Adoption Agreement, and authorizes the Supervisor to execute the necessary paperwork. The first contribution will start the end of May 2015.

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

15-045 MERS Deferred Compensation 457 Plan

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Dave Markgraf, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt a resolution which will open a MERS Deferred Compensation 457 Plan effective as soon as possible and transfer all assets in the VOYA 457 Plan to the MERS Plan.

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

15-046 Participation in Muskegon County GIS

Dave Markgraf moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into a Muskegon County Geographic Information System (GIS) for up to five years. The Agreement permits Muskegon County and the Charter Township of Fruitport to have for their official use access to or output from the County’s geographical information system.

 

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

15-047 2012 International Fire Code Ordinance - First Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to adopt the International Fire Code, 2012 Edition.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action and consideration of adoption will take place at the next regular scheduled meeting on April 27, 2015.

15-048 Contract Extension for Assessing Services with Muskegon County

Chuck Whitlow moved, Marjorie Nash supported, MOTION CARRIED, to extend the Agreement for assessing services between the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners and the Charter Township of Fruitport which will provide property assessment services on a short term basis to be administered by the County Equalization Director, or designated representative, while the Fruitport Township’s Assessor is incapacitated.

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

15-049 Police Cruiser Replacement

Chuck Whitlow moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, to replace the police cruiser that was totaled at the price not to exceed $33,000 and using the insurance payout of $17,400 toward the purchase price.

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

15-050 Closed Session to Discuss Legal Matters with Attorney

( a. )

Chuck Whitlow moved, seconded by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to go into closed session at 8:07 p.m to consider a written opinion from the township attorney.

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

 

( b. )

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to go back in open session at 8:45 p.m.

15-051 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: $29,923.71; Public Safety: $101,538.47; Water: $288,309.80; Sewer $19,937.41 Total: $439,709.39

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS / ADDITIONAL REPORTS - None

ADJOURNMENT

The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

 

CAROL HULKA, CLERK                    BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE of Proposed Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE  that a Fruitport Charter Township Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance had its first reading at a meeting of the Fruitport Township Board meeting held on April 27, 2015.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Ordinance has been posted in the office of the Township Clerk , 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, Michigan (telephone 231-865-3151), and on the township's website at www.fruitporttownship-mi.gov.

                               FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

                       ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT ORDINANCE

                                      ORDINANCE NO. _____

 

THIS IS AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING CHAPTER OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, CONCERNING THE GENERAL STANDARDS FOR REVIEWING SPECIAL USE APPLICATIONS.

 THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, COUNTY OF MUSKEGON, STATE OF MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:

 Section 1. Special Use General Standards. Section 42-157 of Chapter 42 of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances, concerning the general standards for reviewing special use applications, is restated in its entirety as follows.

 Sec. 42-157. General standards for making determinations.

 The township board, planning commission, or zoning administrator shall review the particular facts and circumstances of each special use application in terms of the following standards:

 (1) Will the proposed special use be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objectives of the township's future land use plan;

 (2) Will the proposed special use be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, in order to not change the essential character of the same area;

 (3) Will the proposed special use be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses;

 (4) Will the proposed special use be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the township as a whole;

 (5) Will the proposed special use be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, such as highways, streets, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, and schools; or will the persons or agencies responsible for the establishment of the proposed use be able to adequately provide any such service;

 (6) Will the proposed special use create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services, or be detrimental to the economic welfare of the township;

 (7) Will the proposed special use involve uses, activities, processes, materials, and equipment and conditions of operation that will be detrimental to any persons, property, or the general welfare by reason of excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, fumes, glare, or odors; and

(8) Will the proposed special use be consistent with the intent and purposes of this chapter?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 
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