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April 4, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes and Public Hearing

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes and Public Hearing

April 4, 2018


PRESENT: Mark Fulks, Supervisor; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Mark Fraser and Frances Griffith, Trustee.

GUESTS: Duane Wood, Justin Horvath, Henry Wolf and Mark Coscarelli.


The Supervisor opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag.

Agenda was approved: Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. All ayes Carried.


The Public Hearing for Spartan Fence Inc. was opened at 7:01 pm.

Public Comments: Justin Horvath commented that Spartan Fence located on Bennett Dr. has chosen Mallory Builders as their builder, is working on financing, and will be putting a site plan together shortly. They are currently looking to hire 3 to 4 additional fence installers.

Spartan Fence Inc. has submitted an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate with respect to a facility addition and new personal property investment within Perry Township Industrial Park, Industrial Development District Spartan Fence, Inc. The Board of Trustees has resolved to approve the application for a 2 year period. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded to approve the application. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.

Public Comments: None

The Public Hearing was adjourned at 7:05 pm.


The Regular meeting was opened at 7:06 pm

March 7, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes were approved: Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

Comments: Henry Wolf, Constituent Services for Ben Fredrick introduced himself.

Sheriff’s report: 169 calls in the township, 51 were traffic stops. It was reported by a resident that people are running the stop sign at Ellsworth and Ruppert. This will be passed on to the Sheriff’s Office.

SSESA: 6 runs in the township,23 runs for the year. 299 total SSESA runs for the year.

DDA: Next meeting April 19, 2018

County Commission: Commissioner Coscarelli updated the Board on happenings at the County level. A report on the condition of the Shiawassee Co. Jail by the State of Michigan Corrections Dept. was reviewed. The jail is in poor condition and there will be a study completed to determine the best options to move forward in repair or new construction. A wage study was completed for County employees. The County has not given cost of living raises in over 10 years. 80% of the employees will be receiving raises to bring them up to competitive levels. The Clerk’s office was approved for another part time position to reinstate the office to full time hours. Changes to the  Wind Energy Ordinance were approved with a number of changes and will be going back out for comment. The County appointed Mike Harending as the new Co. Coordinator.

Recycling: There were $385 in donations for February and March.

Community District Library: Morrice Branch received new lighting.

SEDP: Michigan Iron and Equipment LLC is looking for a tractor mechanic.

Financial Statement and Pay the Bills: Fraser moved; Griffith seconded to approve. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

Correspondence: Supervisor Fulks received the Notice of Review of Apportionments for the Looking Glass River. The meeting will be Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 149 E. Corunna Ave L-1, Corunna MI 48817 from 9 am – 5 pm. Any owner of land within the drainage district feeling aggrieved by the apportionment may appeal within 10 days after the day of review by making application to the Shiawassee Co. Probate Court for the appointment of a board of review. For more information contact the Shiawassee County Drain Comm. Office at 989-743-2398.




  • ·         A Lift Station maintenance proposal from Platinum Mechanical, Inc. in the amount of $1,795 was approved. A review of how often the maintenance should be done will be evaluated after this maintenance is done. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         Additional 2017 Budget amendments include a General fund increase to assessor contracted services by $1,100 to $1,180 and decrease contingency by $1,100 to $28,900; Roselawn fund increase unrealized gain/loss on investments by $2,500 from $0 and decrease contingency by $2,500 to $57,600. Fulks moved; Fraser seconded to approve. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         The Township has received higher revenue sharing this year so the Board recommends year end transfers, transferring $5000 to the Land and Building Fund for future parking lot repair and $20,000 to the Road Fund for future road projects. Time lines may be moved up by the County for future major projects. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded to approve. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.
  • ·         Supervisor Fulks received a letter from a township resident as well as phone calls regarding a potential mud bogging operation in Woodhull Township that borders our township. We are monitoring the ongoing controversy. The Shiawassee Co. Planning Comm. has the ultimate decision on allowing such an operation.


Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded to adjourn. All ayes Carried

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk