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Perry Township Board Regular Meeting

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

Guests:  George Stevenson, George Sode, Kevin Feuka, Beverly Vandenburg, Tom Emery, and John Plowman.


The Supervisor opened the Regular Meeting with the pledge to the flag.

Agenda approved with additions. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.

May 7, 2014 regular meeting minutes approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried

Sheriff’s Report: 194 calls; 89 traffic stop for the Township.

Public Comments:  Candidate for 35th Judicial Circuit Court George Stevenson introduced himself and presented his qualifications. Candidate for 85th District Michigan State Representative George Sode, introduced himself and his intent. Tom Emery endorsed George Stevenson and feels he is well qualified.

SSESA: 172 runs, 28 runs in Perry Twp., and total SSESA runs for the year was 573. Bids will be requested for a new engine to replace Engine 2 that is currently housed in Morrice. Kevin Feuka suggested that they investigate grants to help with the cost. Bob Ridenhour was presented a gift certificate in appreciation for his support to the fire department.

Zoning:  A variance hearing request by Bruce O’Berry will be held June 11, 2014.

Co.Comm: SCOA will have a proposal to increase to .5 mills  for the August election. There have been talks of a potential partnership between Memorial Healthcare and Pleasant View to build a new nursing home behind Home Depot off of State Rd.  A proposal to increase to 5.55 mills (Headlee Override) will be on the ballot in Aug.

Recycling: $190 in donations for May.

I69 Corr: Working on the CEDS plan. CEDS sent out a survey and will be reviewing the results.

Planning Comm:  Working on updating the Land Use Plan.

Financial Statements and bills paid. Fraser moved; Schmidt seconded; Roll Call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.

Correspondence: Morrice will have a public hearing to repeal ordinance NO. 10-01 and to add a prohibited land use clause on June 10, 2014, 6:00 pm at The Village Hall.  Mr. & Mrs. Earhart’s hearing was held May 23, 2014.  A written ruling on the issue will follow.



The DDA approved the general terms of the Lansing Rd Water Extension at a special meeting. However, they have concerns regarding the Lighting Project funding. The City of Perry attended this meeting and presented their proposal for the Lansing Rd Water Extension. Further discussion is needed to address their proposal. Potential extension of the DDA’s expiration date and potential school mills capture was suggested.

Rose Lawn Cemetery Storm Damage Cleanup is almost complete. An estimate of $4505.00 was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All Ayes.



C2AE Agreement was approved to provide inspection services for sewer connections as needed at a rate of $80 to $150/hour and will expire on Dec. 31, 2014. Fraser moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes.

Cemetery Flag and Holder purchase to comply with the State statue 35.831 from was approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.

The 8:00 am, July 22, 2014 Summer Board of Review date was approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

Public Comments:  George Sode commented about the Water extension project to offer owners a waiver of fees at the time the line goes in or charge the fees at the time of sale so not to burden the current owner.  Whoever (City or Twp) decides to move forward with the project after phase 1 should pay the 75%.

Adjourn Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.



Kelly Schmidt, Clerk