FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 27, 2015
A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 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 -township residents; o-employees; Public Safety Director, Doctor and Attorney Ron Bultje
The board meeting minutes for July 13, 2015—regular meeting—were approved as presented.
The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Chuck Whitlow, was carried unanimously, to approve the board meeting agenda for July 27, 2015, with the following addition:
Under Unfinished Business, add agenda item 7C “Postpone the resignation of Lieutenant Bruce Morningstar from August 1, 2015 to August 9, 2015”, as recommended by the Public Safety Committee.
CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
Michigan Township Legislative up-dates
15-080 Separation from MADL Ballot Language
Ron Becklin moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, for adoption of a Resolution to withdraw from the Muskegon Area District Library (MADL), and to place the withdrawal on the November 2015 ballot, as prepared by the township attorney.
Ayes: Becklin, Nash, Dillon, Hulka, Markgraf, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None
15-081 Mt. Garfield Culvert Failure Payment Approval
Ron Becklin moved, supported by Marjorie Nash, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the amount of $6,798.54 be paid toward a culvert failure on Mt. Garfield Road. The money will be taken out of the revolving road fund.
Ayes: Markgraf, Nash, Dillon, Hulka, Whitlow, Becklin, Werschem Nays: None
15-082 Change of Resignation Date for Lieutenant Bruce Morningstar
The motion by Chuck Whitlow, seconded by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to postpone the resignation of Lieutenant Bruce Morningstar, Fruitport Police Department, from August 1, 2015 to August 9, 2015.
15-083 Abandonment of Ellis Road between Harvey and Quarterline
Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Chuck Whitlow, MOTION CARRIED, to support the proposed abandonment of Ellis Road between Harvey and Quarterline.
Ayes: Markgraf, Whitlow, Becklin, Nash, Dillon, Hulka, Werschem Nays: None
15-084 Payment of Bills
Dave Markgraf moved, supported by Carol Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund, Cemetery and Parks: $96,588.40; Public Safety: $132,109.98; Water: $52,057.52; Sewer $20,935.42 Total: $301,691.32
Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Whitlow, Werschem Nays: None
PUBLIC COMMENTS / REPORTS
Janet Hooker, 3240 Star, asked about a lighting problem in her yard.
The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
CAROL HULKA, CLERK BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR