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October 3, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes and Thornapple Dr Public Hearing

October 3, 2018


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

Guests: Duane Wood, Tim Kubu, Bart Terburg, Charlie Krupka, Mark Coscarelli, Justin Horvath, Rick Wilder, Joni Barnard, Lloyd Bennickson.


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

Agenda was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.


The Thornapple Dr Public Hearing was opened at 7:01 pm.

A petition was accepted from the property owners of Thornapple Dr with at least 51% of the total road frontage signed requesting the establishment of a special assessment district to finance the maintenance of Thornapple Dr.

A request from the property owners was also received asking to increase the per parcel cost from $200 to $250, estimating the annual cost of $4,750 for 5 years.

The Clerk received a Certificate from Supervisor and Assessing Officer Mark Fulks certifying that 51% of the total frontage was signed and that all assessment roll and records have been verified with the Register of Deeds on the day of filing the petition.

A copy of the current balance for Thornapple Dr was inspected by the residents.

No questions or written correspondence was presented to the Board.

By resolution the Township Board does hereby create, determine and define a special assessment district to be known as Thornapple Drive Special Assessment District of 2018 within which the costs of such improvements shall be assessed on tax parcel numbers:

Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Ayes, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. Nays, none.

The next public hearing is set for October 31, 2018.

The public hearing is closed at 7:08pm.


The Regular meeting opened at 7:09pm.

September 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

Sheriff Report: 17 Traffic stops and 136 calls for the Township.

SSESA: 19 runs for the month, 180 for the year in Perry Township. Total SSESA runs for the year was 1263.

Recycling: $176 in donations for September.

County Comm.: Mark Coscarelli updated the Board on what’s going on in the county. Construction of a 4000 sq ft maintenance building in the amount of $550,000 will begin in the spring. The City of Corunna wants rent for the current building so the county deeded over 10 acres of land worth $42,000 to them to call it even. The county upgraded their accounting system with BS&A software in the amount of $250,000.

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




  • The Supervisor and Clerk took a tour of the county jail to see the condition. A power point was given and copies of it can be obtained at the Township for public review. The Sheriff’s Office is giving public tours of the jail call the sheriffs office to set up a time. 989-743-3411 ext 7226. On Oct. 17th the inspectors that inspected the jail will present their report to the County Commissioners.
  • The General Election will be held on Nov. 6, 2018 from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm for precincts 1 & 2 for Perry Township
  • The November Township meeting will be held Oct. 31, 2018 due to the election. The second public hearing for Thornapple Dr. will also be held.
  • Zeleny, LLC, a new business, will be leasing the commercial building on Bath Rd. They will be producing electric radiant heated dry wall and drop ceiling panels.



  • The Supervisor attended the Bennington Township meeting regarding the Miller Rd Drain. After discussion Bennington Twp tabled a decision for repair pending an engineering evaluation from the county.
  • The Supervisor presented the proposed 2019 Road Projects.
  • The work on the north corner of the cemetery has begun and should be completed by the first of November.


  • The MTA Annual Banquet will be held a D’Mar Banquet center for $26/person. The Board will not be sending anyone due to the cost.
  • The Recycling Committee met to discuss the illegal dumping at the recycling center. After numerous attempts with news paper articles, notices posted, etc., it is their recommendation to discontinue the recycling program at the end of the year. They don’t feel it’s fair to the donator’s to have to pay for disposing of illegal dumping. It is the Township’s recommendation to again post in the paper requesting suggestions from the community on how to stop the illegal dumping. If there is no reasonable resolution, the Township is in support of discontinuing the recycling program.
  • The 2018-2019 Snow Removal contract was extended another year at the same rate as last year. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.


Adjourn: Schmidt moved; Fulks seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk