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Dec 2 2020 Board Meeting via Zoom

Township Board Meeting via Zoom

The December 2, 2020 Perry Township Board meeting will be held via Zoom at 7:00 pm due to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) “Gatherings and Face Mask Order” restrictions currently in effect.

All members of the public are welcome to participate in the zoom meeting. There will be two way audio and/or video communications available. The public will be able to listen to all discussion by Board members and will be permitted to speak for up to 5 minutes during the public comment sections of the agenda. Upon entering the zoom meeting the participant must declare the following:

  1. State your name to participate in public comment and for meeting minute reporting.
  2. Announce that you are participating remotely, except for military absence.
  3. Identify the county, city, township, or village and state from which you are attending remotely.

To enter the Perry Township Board Zoom meeting, you must be logged into Zoom on a computer at https://zoom.us/join or download the Zoom App from your mobile device.

The meeting ID is: 3092059393

Pass Code is: GM2aGt

 

An agenda is available for this electronic meeting on this web site under the heading “Information” and “Meeting Agendas”.

 

Items of business to be added to the agenda may be submitted any time prior to the approval of the agenda at the Board Meeting.

 

Participating Board Members: Supervisor Mark Fulks, 517-625-4597 ext 6; Treasurer Troy Parmalee, 517-625-4597 ext 1; Clerk Kelly Schmidt, 517-625-4597 ext 3; Trustees Mark Fraser 517-625-4597 and Francis Griffith 517-625-4597.

 

Persons with disabilities who require assistance in order to participate in the electronic public meeting should contact the Township at the earliest opportunity by emailing clerk@perryownship-mi.us or by calling 517-625-4597 ext 3.

 

 

 

 

I69 International Trade Corridor Public Informational Meeting

Please take notice that the I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation Local Development Finance Authority will be hosting a Public Informational Meeting as required by PA 57 of 2018 on Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 7 PM at the Perry Township Hall located at 2770 Ellsworth Rd. Perry, MI 48872. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public and taxing units information on the goals and direction of the authority and any projects planned for the coming year. Persons requiring additional accommodations or any other information should contact Troy Parmalee, Perry Township Treasurer and LDFA Board member at 517-625-4597 Ext. 1.

November 11, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes

November 11, 2020

 

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

Guests: John Plowman

 

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

The agenda was approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

The October 7, 2020 minutes were approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

Sheriff’s Report: 149 calls in the Township for the month; 25 Traffic stops.

SSESA: 26 runs for the month; 206 in the TWP for the year; 1252 Total SSESA runs for the year.

DDA: The DDA met in October. Members of the DDA are very supportive of the proposed water loop from Lansing Rd to Bennett Dr to Britton Rd tying into the Perry City water system. A request for the road commission to bid Rose Blvd from Lansing Rd south to the dead end for scratch course/chip seal for a 2021 road project was made.   As of 10/20/2020 the DDA fund balance is $185,927.

Co. Comm: Plowman reported that zoning enforcement would be picking up. There have been changes to the violation enforcement. The 2020-2021 budget is looking good with a $300,000 surplus. 2021-2022 budget looks like it may have a $200,000 surplus. An 8% increase in taxable value is projected. Previous county commissioners were re-elected with one new commissioner, Gary Brodeur. He has a background in finance.

 

The financial statement was approved to pay the bills. Fulks moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The preliminary Engineering report for the water loop was reviewed. A resolution in support of an application to the Economic Development Administration, United States Department of Commerce’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program for Water System Upgrades was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded; Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.
  • Perry Township’s website has be updated.
  • The Clerk gave statistics for the General Election. There was a 72% voter turnout. 1219 Absent Voter ballots were sent and 1193 received. Prec 1 had 539 in person voters and Prec 2 had 642. There were 413 new registered voters from Jan. to Nov. There are 885 permanent absent voters in the Township.
  • The Supervisor presented the proposed 2021 road projects.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Snow Plow bids were requested. Fulks moved; Fraser seconded to accept Suggate Construction LLC bid for snow plowing for one year. Fulks moved; Griffith seconded to approve. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2020 Special Assessments for county drains at large in the amount of $4,220.85 was approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.

 

Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

October 7, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes

October 7, 2020

 

Present: Mark Fulks, Supervisor; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Mark Fraser and Francis Griffith, Trustees, Tom Emery, Attorney.

Guests: John Plowman, Caroline Wilson, Justin Horvath, Michael Hoover, Julie Sorenson, Jamie Cromley.

 

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

The agenda was approved. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. All ayes Carried.

 

The Hearing for the Spartan Fence IFT renewal for an additional 2 years was opened at 7:01 pm. The taxing units were notified. There was no public comment. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded to approve. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried. The hearing was closed at 7:03pm.

 

The first required public informational session for the LDFA was opened at 7:03pm. The current LDFA balance is $20,583. A current project is the utilities along Lansing Rd. The informational session was closed at 7:04pm.

 

The September 2, 2020 minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

 

Public Comments: Justen Horvath reported he presented Ben Frederic an award recognizing his efforts of economic development in our area. Horvath has been working closely with the Township and DDA to secure a grant for water down Lansing Rd. Horvath introduced Michael Hoover, a new business owner of the Mosquito Squad to the Township; Mr Hoover purchased the old Spartan Fence Building. He employs 24 people and has 10 trucks in his fleet that service all over the State of Michigan. Caroline Wilson reported that the County Clerks offices hours are back to normal, in person is still by appointment only. CPL’s have increased by 1500 this year and request for renewals should be done online. Finger printing has been moved to the Sheriff’s Office by appointment only. Elections have been very busy and training for new election workers has increased. County Treasurer Julie Sorenson reported that she will be running in November. Things are going well in the office. The County is now accepting partial payments for property taxes and credit card payments are accepted as well.

 

Sheriff’s Report: 43 traffic stops; 139 calls for the month.

DDA: The next meeting will be at 6:30pm on October 21, 2020.

County Commissioner’s Report: John Plowman reported that the County is not looking at a short fall in revenues this year. The commissioners have asked all departments to cut 15% out of their budgets. Buyouts are being offered to those close to retirement. The defined benefit retirement will be switched to a defined contribution for all new employees, pending negotiations. The County expects to see an 8% increase in SEV for next year.

Library: Jamie Cromley gave the District Library’s annual report. The local libraries reopened on June 8. Foot traffic is 50-60% than before COVID. There are online programs available. The library millage passed in August. Computers have been upgraded and late fines have been eliminated. The library received a technology and digital inclusion grant.

Planning Commission Report: Because of the lack of consideration for the Townships Land Use Plan and the disregard of our recommendations given to the County Commissioners on building and zoning, the Township Planning Commission and Township Board will explore the possibility of doing our own building and zoning.

 

The financial statement was approved to pay the bills. Griffith moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The DDA water extension process is moving forward. Talk of placing a water tower on the old Talbot property is being considered.
  • The Slocum rezoning request from A2-M1 was approved by the County Commissioners despite numerous objections and the recommendation by the Township to not approve.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The Audit was completed and sent to the State on the due date. The Township is in good standing with an increase in the general fund of $50,000. Fulks moved; Griffith seconded to accept the audit. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • The foundation fee for the Sexton to receive all of the money collected for resident and non-resident charges was extended until Dec. 31, 2020. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • The Township’s Website theme support has expired and needs to be updated. Schmidt moved; Fraser seconded to update the theme not to exceed $1000. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried.
  • The snow plowing contract was tabled until the November meeting so we can open it up for bids.
  • The hall will be disinfected after the election at a cost of $250.

Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

 

 

 

I69 International Trade Corridor Informational Meeting Oct 7, 2020

I-69 International Trade Corridor

Informational Meeting

 

Please take notice that the I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation Local Development Finance Authority will be hosting a Public Informational Meeting as required by PA 57 of 2018 on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 7 PM at the Perry Township Hall located at 2770 Ellsworth Rd. Perry, MI 48872. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public and taxing units information on the goals and direction of the authority and any projects planned for the coming year. Persons requiring additional accommodations or any other information should contact Troy Parmalee, Perry Township Treasurer and LDFA Board member at 517-625-4597 Ext. 1.

Spartan Fence IFT Public Hearing

PERRY TOWNSHIP

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

(UNDER ACT 198, PUBLIC ACTS OF MICHIGAN, 1974)

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, That the Perry Township Board will hold a public hearing on October 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Perry Township Hall, 2770 W Ellsworth Rd, Perry Township, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Spartan Fence, Inc., located at 10838 Bennett Drive Morrice, Michigan, under the provisions of Act 198 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1974 (Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development Districts Act) for:

 

AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FOR

SPARTAN FENCE, INC.

 

ANY OWNER of said real estate, or any resident, or taxpayer of Perry Township may appear at this hearing and give testimony.

 

Kelly Schmidt

Perry Township Clerk

Upcoming Public Information Sessions

Please take notice that the I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation Local Development Finance Authority will be hosting a Public Informational Meeting as required by PA 57 of 2018 on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 7 PM at the Perry Township Hall located at 2770 Ellsworth Rd. Perry, MI 48872. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public and taxing units information on the goals and direction of the authority and any projects planned for the coming year. Persons requiring additional accommodations or any other information should contact Troy Parmalee, Perry Township Treasurer and LDFA Board member at 517-625-4597 Ext. 1.

September 2, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 2, 2020

 

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

 

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

The agenda was approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

The August 12, 2020 minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

SSESA: 27 runs for the month; 153 in the TWP for the year; 853 Total SSESA runs for the year.

Library: The Perry Library will be holding an outdoor book sale Sept. 17-19.

 

The financial statement was approved to pay the bills. Fulks moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • ·        Fulks and Parmalee met with Justin Horvath, the City of Perry, and an engineer to get information about the current water system in the City of Perry to see if the DDA water extension is a viable project. Information was requested from the City so the EDA grant paperwork can be filled out and filed
  • ·        The Slocum rezoning request from A2-B3 went to the County Planning Commission and passed 4-2 despite the TWP Boards recommendation to not approve the request. The request will now go to the County Commissioners. A letter from the TWP will be sent to the Commissioners with our concerns and recommendation.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • ·        Two bids were received from MR Green and Sons for the repair of the Cemetery School House roof ($175) and the trimming of tree branches that are touching the roof ($425). Fulks moved; Griffith seconded to approve. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.

 

Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

Aug 12, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 12, 2020

 

Present: Mark Fulks, Supervisor; Darlene Parks Deputy Clerk; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Mark Fraser and Frances Griffith, Trustees.

Absent: Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

Guests: Matt Slocum, Larry Slocum, John Slocum, Catherine & Terry Matthews

 

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

The agenda was approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

The July 1, 2020 minutes and July 15 Special Meeting Minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

 

Sheriff Report: 28 traffic stops; 131 calls for the month.

SSESA: 23 runs for July; 126 runs in the Twp for the year. 701 total SSESA runs for year

 

The financial statement was approved to pay the bills. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.

 

DDA: Discussion of possible lighting project with the City of Perry from Elsessers to Signature Ford.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • ·        The Water Property sale was closed and lot line adjustments were approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • ·        The Township Board authorized Supervisor Fulks to secure an engineer to file form ED-900 to secure Federal/State funding to assist the Perry City and Perry Township Water project loop not to exceed $2000. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Fraser, Fulks, Parmalee. All ayes. Carried
  • ·        The Township Board will make a recommendation to the County Development Department a denial of the application request by the Slocum’s to rezone 014-04-400-001-06 from A2 to B3 because of spot zoning. Parmalee move; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fraser, Griffith, Fulks. All ayes Carried.Public Comment: Catherine Matthews expressed concern regarding safety issues if the rezoning of the Slocum’s property passes.

Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk