Community Updates

Special Meeting Notice

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

MEETING NOTICE

Township Board:  Board of trustees

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

Township Telephone:  (213) 865-3151

Date/Time of Meeting:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 

Place of Meeting:   Fruitport Township Hall

Purpose of Meeting:  

1.      Fire truck 561 finance agreement

2.      Public Safety service agreement within the Village

 

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.

Andrea Anderson, Township Clerk
5865 Airline Road
Fruitport, MI 49415
(231) 865-3151

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Library Update January 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 2017

Beginning January 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Fruitport will begin our service agreement with Spring Lake District Library for the months of January, February and March 2017. Fruitport Library residents will go to Spring Lake Library, let them know you are a Fruitport resident, fill out an application for a library card (you will need your driver’s license) and there will be no cost.

It is the goal of the Fruitport District Library Board of Directors to have a soft library opening April 1, 2017 with plans for a grand opening in May 2017.

The Fruitport District Library Agreement and Plan of Service have been approved by the Library of Michigan.

If you are in the area, you may want to stop by the Fruitport Library across from Fifth Third Bank in the Village of Fruitport to meet our new librarian, Bethany Nettleton. There will be some events that will be held at the library and we are looking for more ways to use the library for the community.

The Library of Michigan has informed us that Muskegon County patrons that are qualified Blind and Physically Handicapped and meet these state requirements can utilize the subregional library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped located at the MADL Administration Building, 4845 Airline Road, as this address receives funding from the State. Those qualifying can pick up their books at this address or can have them delivered to their homes.

Thank you for your continued support during this rebuilding time. Fruitport District Library will experience start up pains, but once we are open for service, library services and programs will be provided for Fruitport library users.

Please join us for the monthly library meeting at the Fruitport Township Hall the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. where you can meet the Fruitport District Library Board and Library Director.

 

Contact the Library Liasons for additional information:

Rose Dillon                                                                                         Donna Pope

231 865-3151                                                                                      231 366-6030

rdillon@fruitporttownship.com                                               d.arlenepope25@gmail

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FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP LIBRARY INFORMATION

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fruitport Township Residents

Library Information

On November 19, 2016 the MADL will no longer staff the Fruitport Library. We will continue to see the inventory decrease at the Fruitport Library until that date.

Your current yellow MADL library card will be good to use at any MADL member libraries until December 31, 2016.

Your MADL card will be good until December 31, 2016.

Fruitport will join the Lakeland Library Cooperative giving us the circulation of books our residents currently have. Our residents will be able to use any library that has a membership with Lakeland Library Cooperative.

Until December 31st you can still continue to place books on hold as is your current practice using your MADL card. After that date you can continue to do that with your new library card.

The Fruitport Library will need to hire new staff.

The Fruitport Library plans to continue programs in the same manner our residents now experience them.

We are working with Spring Lake District Library to ensure our residents have library service should the Fruitport Library be unable to open January 1, 2017.

All books on hold will go to the Norton Shores Branch Library from November 19th until December 31, 2016.

The Fruitport Library drop box will not be accepting return books as of November 19th. Books should be returned to other MADL member libraries.

 

Contact the Library Committee for additional information:

Rose Dillon                                                                                         Donna Pope

231 865-3151                                                                                      231 366-6030

rdillon@fruitporttownship.com                                               d.irlenepope25@gmail

 

 

 

 

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ADOPTION NOTICE OF RETAIL FRAUD ORDINANCE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

RETAIL FRAUD ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE NO. 798

 

            AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 27 ENTITLED RETAIL FRAUD, TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND GENERAL WELFARE BY PROHIBITING CERTAIN DEFINED BEHAVIOR IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

            Section 1.  Addition of Chapter 27.  Chapter 27 is added to the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances, which Chapter will be known and cited as the "Fruitport Charter Township Retail Fraud Ordinance" and shall read in its entirety as follows.

 

CHAPTER 27

RETAIL FRAUD

 

Sec. 27-1.  Prohibitions.

 

            A person who does any of the following in a store or in its immediate vicinity is guilty of retail fraud.

 

            A.        While a store is open to the public, a person may not alter, transfer, remove and replace, conceal, or otherwise misrepresent the price at which property is offered for sale, with the intent to not pay for the property or to pay less than the price at which the property is offered for sale, if the resulting difference in price is less than $200.00.

 

            B.        While a store is open to the public, a person may not steal property of the store that is offered for sale at a price of less than $200.00.

 

            C.        With intent to defraud, a person may not obtain or attempt to obtain money or property from the store as a refund or exchange for property that was not paid for and belongs to the store, if the amount of money or the value of the property obtained or attempted to be obtained is less than $200.00.

 

Sec. 27-2.  Not a defense.

 

            Evidence that the property or money taken or attempted to be taken has a value equal to or greater than $200.00 shall not be a defense to a violation of this Chapter.

 

Sec. 27-3.  Penalties.

 

            Any person who violates a provision of this Chapter shall be responsible for a misdemeanor and subject to punishment per Section 1-13 of this Code.

 

            Section 2.  Repeal.  All resolutions, ordinances, orders in conflict in whole or in part with any of the provisions of this Chapter are, to the extent of such conflict, repealed.

 

            Section 3.  Effective date.  This Ordinance was approved and adopted by the Township Board of Fruitport Charter Township, Muskegon County, Michigan, on October 10, 2016, after introduction and a first reading on September 26, 2016, and publication after such first reading as required by Michigan Act 359 of 1947, as amended.  This Ordinance shall be effective 30 days after its publication.

 

 

 

______________________________                        ______________________________

Brian Werschem, Township Supervisor                      Carol Hulka, Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RETAIL FRAUD ORDINANCE--1ST. READING

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


 

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP

RETAIL FRAUD ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE NO. _____

 

            AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 27 ENTITLED RETAIL FRAUD, TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND GENERAL WELFARE BY PROHIBITING CERTAIN DEFINED BEHAVIOR IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF FRUITPORT, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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

 

            Section 1.  Addition of Chapter 27.  Chapter 27 is added to the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances, which Chapter will be known and cited as the "Fruitport Charter Township Retail Fraud Ordinance" and shall read in its entirety as follows.

 

CHAPTER 27

RETAIL FRAUD

 

Sec. 27-1.  Prohibitions.

 

            A person who does any of the following in a store or in its immediate vicinity is guilty of retail fraud.

 

            A.        While a store is open to the public, a person may not alter, transfer, remove and replace, conceal, or otherwise misrepresent the price at which property is offered for sale, with the intent to not pay for the property or to pay less than the price at which the property is offered for sale, if the resulting difference in price is less than $200.00.

 

            B.        While a store is open to the public, a person may not steal property of the store that is offered for sale at a price of less than $200.00.

 

            C.        With intent to defraud, a person may not obtain or attempt to obtain money or property from the store as a refund or exchange for property that was not paid for and belongs to the store, if the amount of money or the value of the property obtained or attempted to be obtained is less than $200.00.

 

Sec. 27-2.  Not a defense.

 

            Evidence that the property or money taken or attempted to be taken has a value equal to or greater than $200.00 shall not be a defense to a violation of this Chapter.

 

Sec. 27-3.  Penalties.

 

            Any person who violates a provision of this Chapter shall be responsible for a misdemeanor and subject to punishment per Section 1-13 of this Code.

 

            Section 2.  Repeal.  All resolutions, ordinances, orders in conflict in whole or in part with any of the provisions of this Chapter are, to the extent of such conflict, repealed.

 

            Section 3.  Effective date.  This Ordinance was approved and adopted by the Township Board of Fruitport Charter Township, Muskegon County, Michigan, on __________________, 2016, after introduction and a first reading on ____________________, 2016, and publication after such first reading as required by Michigan Act 359 of 1947, as amended.  This Ordinance shall be effective 30 days after its publication.

 

 

 

______________________________                        ______________________________

Brian Werschem, Township Supervisor                      Carol Hulka, Township Clerk

 

 

 


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FRIENDS OF THE FRUITPORT LIBRARY

Thursday, August 25, 2016

FRIENDS OF THE FRUITPORT LIBRARY

If you would like to be a part of a group of people who are passionate about libraries, please meet at the Fruitport Library on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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ZONING MAP AMENDMENT ORDINANCE

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE 797
ZONING MAP AMENDMENT ORDINANCE

                                             AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING MAP DESCRIBED IN THE
                                             ZONING CHAPTER OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR FRUITPORT
                                             CHARTER TOWNSHIP, MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, FOR THE
                                             PURPOSE OF REZONING CERTAIN LANDS FROM THE R-4 RURAL,
                                             RESIDENTIAL, RECREATION, AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT, TO THE
                                             R-1 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT.

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

                                             Section 1.  Amendment.  Section 42-251 of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of
                      Ordinances, in Article VI of Chapter 42, shall be amended so that the following lands shall be
                      rezoned from the R-4 Rural, Residential, Recreation, and Agricultural District, to the R-1 Residential
                      District.  The lands are in the Charter Township of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Michigan, and are
                      described as follows:

                                              Legal Description:
                                              NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4
                                              and S 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 26 T9N R16W Fruitport Township,
                                              Muskegon County, Michigan

                                             Section 2.  Effective Date.  This amendment to the Fruitport Charter Township Code of
                      Zoning Ordinances was approved and adopted by the Township Board of Fruitport Charter Township,
                      Muskegon County, Michigan on August 22, 2016, after a public hearing as required pursuant to Michigan
                      Act 110 of 2006, as amended, after introduction and a first reading on  August 8, 2016, and after posting 
                      and publication following such first reading as required by Michigan Act 359 of 1947, as amended.  This
                      Ordinance shall be effective on September 5, 2016, 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 and Act 110, as amended.
                     

 

                        
                                              

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Fruitport Library Director Responsibilities and Duties

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fruitport Library Director Responsibilities and Duties

  1. MEMBERSHIPS

    Patron Membership:

    Use of a computer program to register new patrons and provide Fruitport Library cards.

    Other Memberships:

    The Director will recommend all other memberships based on the needs of the library patrons.

     

  2. MEETINGS

    The Library Director shall attend official meetings the Fruitport Library Board on a monthly basis. Minutes from the meetings shall be presented to Fruitport Village and Township to be posted on their websites if available. Meetings will be open to the general public.

     

  3. RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Director provides professional counsel to the Board and has sole responsibility for the administration of the Library within the framework of policies adopted by the Board.  The Director recommends policies for Board action as occasion demands.

     

    The Director shall be responsible for the selection and purchase of all books and other materials as set forth in the policy statement on Selection of Books and Other Materials.

     

    The Director acts as representative of the staff in matters pertaining to salaries, working conditions or other areas concerned with the welfare of the staff.  The Director is the spokesman for suggestions from the staff which may lead to the improvement of Library service.

     

     The Director shall know local and state laws concerning libraries and shall keep abreast of current changes and developments in Library legislation.  The Board acknowledges the right of the Director in his or her official capacity to take a position on legislation directly affecting the Library or the Staff. The Director shall keep the Board informed of any such position taken.  The Director shall be encouraged to affiliate with local and state library associations

     

    The Director shall be successful with grant writing, administration and reporting.

    The Director shall provide Programs – Summer Reading; Storytime; New reader roundup

     

  4. Policies and Procedures

    The Director shall work with the Board to establish policies and procedures. The Director shall maintain files of minutes, policies, statistical reports, and other material useful to the Board, the Director and the Staff.

     

  5. Technology – monitor public computer workstations. Monitor librarian computers that include internet, word and excel software, periodical databases, catalogs, and CD-rom reference files, online circulation systems, overdue books and billing. Implement virus protection programs and proper information filters.

     

    Hours of service – currently, the library is open 40 hours a week. The first days of open operation may be limited, with returning to the regular 40 hours per week after inventory and other operational programs are set in place. The Director will work to help assure the day to day operation of the library is in place before returning to a 40 hour week. The desire is to increase that number in the future with the Library Director continuing to work a 40 hour week.

     

     

  6. Community -  Ensure that the library is a tool for community to have the type of atmosphere where growth is an ongoing possibility, whether it is providing resources and materials for securing employment, creating a business, for study purposes or for leisure reading. The Library Director will work to meet and exceed the needs of the Fruitport Library users.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruitport Library Director Job Posting

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fruitport Library Director

Library Director Description: Fruitport Library seeks an engaged and energized leader as its Library Director. As we are a newly developing library, the successful candidate will have the desire and ability to help develop and establish our library. The Director will meet the state criteria for a Class IV public library with a Level II Certification which requires a master’s degree or its equivalent from a library school accredited by the American Library Association.

The library, in its current state, is an older building located in the Village of Fruitport in the beautiful Pomona Park on Spring Lake on the west side of Michigan near Lake Michigan. The population of both the Village and Township is 13,598 with a large mall and a casino committed to coming in the next few years. There are nearly 7,000 parcels in total. The annual budget is $350,000 and is supported by a millage.

Responsibilities: The Fruitport Library Director will work in partnership with the Fruitport Library Committee of six members, three appointed by the Village of Fruitport and three appointed by the Township of Fruitport. The Director will work to develop and implement the Library’s strategic vision and plan. The Director works with a high degree of independence and supports the Library Committee. The Director will keep the Library Committee informed of internal conditions, programing, and all other library related events. The Library Director will be an articulate public spokesman for the library and a supportive team player while fostering positive relationships with employees, residents, officials, agencies and organizations. The Director will be familiar with budgets, all aspects of running a library and supervision of two or three part-time staff. Successful grants writing experience and other means to enhance and promote a culture that reflects the Library’s values is a must. The Director will establish community relationships and have a strong philosophy of service for library patrons.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are Class IV, Level II Certification and a minimum of five years of experience as a leading executive director, director, or management position in a public library. The candidate will have a Master’s Degree in library science and experience reporting to a governing board. Desired qualifications include, demonstrable proficiency in strategic planning, policy development and execution, strong fundraising skills and experience, working knowledge and execution of business processes. The candidate will demonstrate successful fiscal management skills, successful leadership of a small staff and have an understanding of project management. Additional abilities include managing change, seeking and writing grants, communicating effectively, summer and other library programs, providing excellent customer service, maintaining relationships with donors, supporters and other leaders.

The successful candidate must live within a reasonable commute distance of the Township and Village. See attached job description.

Compensation: The hiring range for the position is $45,000 – 60,000 based on qualification and experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

Send a letter of interest including qualifications, resume and names/contact information of three professional references by August 31, 2016 to Rose Dillon 231 865-3151 X1521, rdillon@fruitporttownship.com  Fax:  231-865-3118

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Fruitport Library Committee Responsibilities

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fruitport Library Committee

 

Members

Members of the committee are appointed by either the Fruitport Village Council or Township Board of Trustees to represent their shared interest in the library. The desire of the Committee is to present to our community a library we can all be proud of, a library that is a desirable place to be and to provide  an environment, atmosphere and materials that enhance our patron’s lives.

The building and grounds are located in the beautiful Pomona Park along Spring Lake.

Responsibilities

The members of the Fruitport Library Committee are all equal and are charged with the following duties and responsibilities:

Hold monthly meeting where review of building and grounds are discussed

Appoint a chairman, secretary and treasurer

Monitor and control revenues and expenses related to the building and grounds

Monitor the maintenance and cleanliness of the building and assure that equipment is in proper functioning condition

Monitor the maintenance of the grounds to make sure they are manicured and sprinkled in the summer and the walkways are salted and cleared for patrons in the winter.

Provide a reasonable perception of building and grounds to our library patrons

The committee chairman may make an expenditure up to $500.00 in only necessary situations.

Vacancy of a Member

If a member resigns, the committee will post for letters of interest. The committee will review letters and interview eligible candidates. The committee will make a recommendation to either the Township or Village depending on where the vacancy occurs.

Library Committee

The committee acts as a whole. One member may not act alone, or speak for the committee as a whole, unless authorized by the committee. Ethical Standards should be followed as all local, state and federal laws. Violation of such could require a resignation.

 

 

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