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Perry Township Board Regular Meeting

Present: Sidney Grinnell, Supervisor; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Mark Fraser and Francis Griffith, Trustees.

Guests: Sandra Michalek, Deanna Finnegan, Shiawassee Co. Prosecuting Attorney


The Supervisor opened the Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm, following the Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing.

Agenda approved with an addition. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

February minutes approved. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Carried.

2014 Budget work shop minutes approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.

Comments: Deanna Finnegan reported that the MI St Police were most active in the Township since the first of the year with 4 arrests, 1 arrest made by the Sheriff’s Dept., and 1 arrest by the Morrice PD. No real major crimes to report.  Schmidt reported there were 3 programmable thermostats installed in the Hall for free through the Consumers Energy program and multiple floor tiles have been replaced before the floors are waxed at the end of March.

Sheriff’s Report: 121 calls, 22 traffic stops.

SSESA: 98 runs, 16 in the Twp for the year. Total SSESA runs for the year are 107. Full time employees have been notified of higher health insurance costs. SSESA is looking into purchasing a hummer for use in hazardous conditions.

DDA: The DDA has hired a lawyer to assist in the closure of the Talbot property.

Zoning: A ZBA public Hearing is set for March 12, 2014, 7:00 pm in the Board of Commissioners Chambers (Corunnna) to hear a request by Mr & Mrs Movalson for the property at 2107 Ellsworth Rd, to create a parcel that would exceed the maximum lot size within the A-2 zoning district.

Recycling:  $157 in donations for February. The quarterly meeting was held, all is well.

Parks & Rec: The committee is at a stand still awaiting an intergovernmental agreement to be drafted between the Twp and Village.

I69 Corr: Marketing efforts are being displayed at trade shows. A large project for the CEDS is being developed.

SEDP: Prints are being drawn up for the buildings and construction is expected to start the second week of March.

Planning Comm: The Land Use Plan is being reviewed; Gene Paez will be facilitating the MDOT meeting.

Region 6: A grant was approved to start up the Region 6.

Financial statements and bills paid. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded to approve. Roll Call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

Correspondence: The Twp received the deed for a land locked parcel ID# 014-29-400-002-01 that went up for delinquent taxes.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business:

·         Grinnell reported that the following drains will need consideration for projects this year Bacon, McCrea and Fox.

·         Planning Commission Reappointments: Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded, to reappoint Joe Ocenasek and Laurence Place to the Planning Commission for another 3 year term. Roll call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes Carried.

·         DDA Reappointments: Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded to reappoint Robert Taylor and Robert Piro to the DDA for another 4 year term. Roll call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.

·         Fraser requested we send a letter to the County Zoning Board, to consider a change to the ordinance that addresses requirements for banking institutions and their practices when cleaning out foreclosed homes. Currently, there is a third party hired to remove all debris from a foreclosed home and it is piled outside by the road, only to sit for weeks. Fraser suggested that all debris must be placed in a dumpster paid for by the bank or third party, thus eliminating the eyesore and littering in our township. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded to send a letter. All ayes Carried.

Adjourn: Parmalee, moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.


Kelly Schmidt, Clerk