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October 1, 2014 PERRY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING

PERRY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

AND PUBLIC HEARING

October 1, 2014

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

Guests: Darlene Parks, Tom Emery, Beverly VandenBerg, John Plowman, Sandy Michalek, Jaime Pavlica, Matthew Shepard, Sheriff Braidwood.

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

Agenda approved with additions: Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Carried

AMBULANCE PUBLIC HEARING

The Public Hearing was opened at 7:01 pm

There were 2 questions asked by the public. Matt Shepard asked, “Does the ambulance service make a profit and do they collect from insurance companies? Fraser answered, “No any extra money is used to buy equipment and supplies and yes, the ambulance does collect insurance money.” Tom Emery (a former PMSA board member) confirmed that the property owners will pay $35 and the Township $10 each year and added that the community wanted a government run ambulance service. He asked, “What percent of the cost of an ambulance run is recuperated from the insurance money?” Parmalee responded with, “I’m not sure what it is today but a couple of years ago it was 50%.”A motion was made to accept the resolution of the proposed assessment roll and to place this special assessment on each parcel of real property, in the Perry Township Ambulance Special Assessment District, in the amount of $35, for 10 years, starting winter 2014. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded; Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser; All ayes. The “warrant for collection” was issued to the Treasurer of Perry Township.

The Public Hearing was closed at 7:15 pm

Sept. 3, 2014 regular meeting minutes approved: Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.

Sheriff’s Report: 168 calls, 58 traffic stops. Sheriff Braidwood explained what the failure of the Nov. 4 2014 public safety millage would do to the Shiawassee County Road Patrol. If this millage doesn’t pass he will be forced to cut 1.5 million from the public safety budget. “This will eliminate the road patrol.” There is 540 sq miles in the county. The only full time police depts are Durand and the City of Owosso. The State Police are part time and are posted in Flint. “We are very concerned about the eastern borders of the county.” Corrections and the 911 service will not be included in the cuts because of state mandates. “Public safety is what’s important. I don’t believe this is a game and I don’t believe there will be money at the 11th hour.” Sheppard asked, “First the Co. wanted $800,000 (headlee override), why now 1.5 million?” Braidwood responded, “You’ll have to ask the commissioners.” Emery asked, “No road patrol, what does that mean?” Braidwood responded, “The loss of 15 to 16 deputies.”

SSESA: 17 ambulance runs for Aug; 115 runs in Perry Twp, and 1129 total SSESA runs for the year.

DDA: Approved the public hearing draft of theTIF plan for the DDA’s extension. A public hearing will be held in Nov. The lighting project along Lansing road is still being worked on. Consideration of lowering the speed limit along Lansing Rd could save money for the lighting project.

Co. Comm: John Plowman updated the Counties financial situation. The Co. was hoping that the headlee override would pass to get through 2015-2016. Since it didn’t pass, the Co. is asking for the 1.5 mill to keep the Co. solvent and keep the budget balanced by tax revenue. If this doesn’t pass there will be cuts not only to the Sheriff’s budget other budgets as well. The next time the Co. can put a millage on is 2016 and in December 2016 the Co. operating millage will expire.

Library: Parmalee and Huguelet presented an explanation of the CDL’s involvement in the I69 International Trade Corridor & LDFA. It was decided that the CDL will not opt out of the LDFA because of the benefits of this water project.

I69 Corr: They are preparing the TIFA plan for the LDFA district. The public hearing is set for the Nov. meeting.

SEDP: They will be investing $50,000 with Wells Fargo at 4-6%.

Region 6: The charrette is being done in support of our CEDS/Regional Prosperity Plan projects.

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

Correspondence: The Morrice Senior Center will host a Halloween Dinner Nov. 1st. The cost is $15. Call Kim Kollek-Jewell at 517-625-4270.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • A draft of the “Water Main Extension Project” was reviewed. This project will be funded by tax increments through the DDA and LDFA, not by general tax revenues.
  • Lori Chant from Demis & Wenzlick reviewed the Townships audit. They gave a clean opinion. Parmalee moved; Grinnell seconded to accept the audit for the fiscal year 2013-2014 and release it to the State of Michigan. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes
  • The repair of headstone damage from the wind storm earlier this year is under way. There will be 3 foundations placed and multiple stones reset and repaired.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • A list for 2015 road projects was presented. Proposed projects are: Chip sealing- Morrice Rd from Miller Rd south to Lansing Rd; Morrice Rd from south of the Village limits to Beard Rd; Britton Rd from Morrice Village limits east to the Twp line. Crack sealing- Beard Rd from M-52 west to Twp line. Gravel- Miller Rd from Ruess Rd east to Morrice Rd. Mineral Brine- All gravel Roads.
  • The Planning Commission requested an opinion from the board regarding doing a “Master Plan” or reviewing the 5 year Land Use Plan with amendments. It was the Boards opinion that since the Master Plan will have to be redone completely in 5 years, it would be more economical to just update the Land Use Plan this year.
  • We had a retirement recognition for Attorney James Smith who has represented the Township for the last 29 years.

Public Comment: Matthew Shepard announced that he will be a write in candidate for the County Commissioner 7th district position in the Nov. election. He believes that “the county government must learn to operate within its means and that it isn’t fair that one department must carry the load in cuts.”

Adjourn: Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Carried

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

September 3, 2014 REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING

PERRY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

AND PUBLIC HEARING

September 3, 2014

 

Present: Sid Grinnell, Supervisor; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk; Francis Griffith, Trustee

Absent: Mark Fraser

Guests: Deana Finnegan, Tom Emery, Duane Dysinger

 

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

Agenda approved with additions: Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.

 

AMBULANCE PUBLIC HEARING

The Public Hearing was opened at 7:00 pm

There were no public comments. The resolution as presented to create of the Special Assessment District for an Ambulance Service for Perry Township excluding the Village of Morrice for the duration of 10 years was approved. It was noted that this was a renewal not a tax increase. Grinnell moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt Parmalee Grinnell. All ayes.

A second public hearing was set for October 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Perry Township Hall. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Roll call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Griffith. All ayes.

The Public Hearing was closed at 7:08 pm

 

August 6, 2014 regular meeting minutes approved: Parmalee moved; Grinnell seconded.

Sheriff’s Report: 205 calls, 104 traffic stops.

SSESA: 17 ambulance runs for July; 164 runs in Perry Twp , and 1010 total SSESA runs for the year.

Recycling: $200 donations for August. There will be a quarterly meeting next week.

Parks & Rec:  In order to put the Township on the Deed joint with the Village of Morrice on the Morrice Park, it has to go to the Vote of the People. Village attorney Grimley is looking into a long term lease. The Village is researching the options.

Region 6: In the process of creating their By Laws.

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

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • Parmalee gave an update on the Lansing Rd Water Extension project. The agreement for the base framework is largely in place and will be set off for review. The LDFA &TIF plan is being worked on. The projected installation of the first phase of the water project will be in the spring pending the development of the Transfleet project.  The will be a meeting with the Knapp Brothers (owners of Transfleet)  to firm up the time lines.
  • The Final Judgment from the Tax Tribunal was adopted for 5 years on the Ehrhart hearing.

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  • We received a request from Harold Nyquist to sell back cemetery plots. It was approved to buy back the cemetery plots for the same amount paid for in 1998 in the amount of $420.

Plots E-177-1&2.

  • Grinnell explained the Fall drain projects. The Bacon drain and there will be a second assessment on the south Looking Glass drain. Grinnell will be requesting bids for the 2015 road projects.

 

Public CommentProsecutor Deana Finnegan presented a 6mo update for Perry Twp. 11 drug cases, 8 MIP, 3 assaults, and others were investigated.  She also explained the upcoming Public Safety Millage that will be on the Ballot in November. The sheriff’s office needs 1.2 million for operating costs or the Road Patrol will be eliminated. There will be 10 -14 deputies laid off.  Currently the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office patrols 520 sq miles. The sheriff’s office is required by law to maintain the County Jail only. They are not required to maintain a road patrol. There has been 642 misdemeanors and 200 felonies (about 800+ CRIMES) this year investigated in our county. There is limited State Police coverage to date. The Shiawassee County State Police post closed 4 years ago and we are now using the troopers from the Flint post and sometimes they aren’t assigned to our county. If our county loses our road patrol, we will start to see an influx of crime from Flint, Saginaw, etc. The cause of the county’s financial shortfall is primarily due to a decrease in taxable value and loss of revenue sharing. Budgets will need to be trimmed 25%-30%.

 

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

Perry Township

 

AUGUST 6, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

PERRY TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 6, 2014

 

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

Guests: Deputy Mark Schmidt

 

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

Agenda approved with additions: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried

July 9, 2014 regular meeting minutes approved: Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried

Sheriff’s Report: 59 calls; 177 traffic stops; 2 breaking and entering in the township.

SSESA: 123 ambulance runs for June; 24 runs in Perry Twp, and 880 total SSESA runs for the year.

Zoning: There were permits issued for 1 poll building and house and 4 misc. permits.

Recycling: $200 donations for July. The Future Problem Solvers organization would like to be involved in the recycling program this year as a project.

District Library: At their meeting provided the annual report; will be starting a lease program for books on CD & DVD.

Parks & Rec: Trustee Griffith contacted the Lardie’s requesting the purchase of property behind the Twp Hall, they declined at this time.

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

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • Parmalee gave an update on the Lansing Rd Water Extension project. The Twp and City are very close to an agreement. The board approved an agreement with the City to split evenly the costs of engineers, expenses, etc., for services related to the project to date if the project doesn’t happen. Fraser moved; Schmidt seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes.
  • Ellsworth Rd has been seal coated and Beardslee Rd has been ditched.
  • We received the proposed opinion and judgment in the case of Lon &Ina Ehrhart vs Perry Township. The proposed ruling is in favor of the Township.

 

NEW BUSINESS

  • The DDA has approved the Rowe Engineering TIF Development Plan update proposal. The update will extend the DDA another 15 years. Public hearings will follow.
  • The agreement between Perry Twp and Perry Fest Inc. was updated for Perry Fest. Fraser moved; Grinnell seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.
  • The board approved Thomas Emery to fill a vacancy on the DDA board. He will serve 3 years of a 4 year term that will expire March 31, 2017. Schmidt moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes.
  • The public hearings for the Ambulance Special Assessment is set for Sep. 3, 2014 and Oct. 1, 2014 all meetings will start at 7:00 pm. Notices will be sent to all residents. Parmalee moved; Grinnell seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Grinnell, Schmidt. All ayes.
  • Gorsline-Runciman contacted the Twp for a disinterment of cremains. $100 was approved to charge for the disinterment with the Sexton receiving the normal contract rate. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes.
  • The Twp attorney will be retiring at the end of Oct. We will be accepting proposals from other attorneys. Parmalee requested the use of William Fahey to review the Lansing Rd water extension agreement. Grinnell moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.

Adjourn: Grinnell moved; Parmalee seconded. Carried

 

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

 

July 9, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

Perry Township Board Regular Meeting

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

Guests: Kevin Feuka, Matt Stewart, Matthew Shepard, Beverly VandenBerg-Emery, Tom Emery, Justin Horvath

 

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

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

June 4, 2014 regular meeting minutes approved: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

Sheriff’s Report: 211 calls; 90 traffic stops in the township.

Public Comments: Matt Stewart, running for 35th Circuit Court Judge introduced himself and presented his qualifications. Matthew Shepard, running for 7th District Shiawassee County Commissioner introduced himself and presented his qualifications.

SSESA: 137 runs, 23 runs in Perry Twp., and 714 total SSESA runs for the year.

Zoning: There were permits issued for 2 pools, 1 sign, 2 decks, and 2 land divisions.

Recycling: $210 in donations for June. At the quarterly meeting it was noted that the current recycling agreement with the Township, Village and City will be expiring at the end of the year. Currently, each contributes $500 per year to support the program; however, it’s not enough due to low donations. Discussions of how to proceed with a new agreement will be held in January.

District Library: New Lothrop hiring temporary staff for their branch. Morrice branch is still having issues with water leaking into the building.

Parks & Rec: Trustee Griffith was given permission by the board to sending a letter to Mr.& Mrs. Lowerie requesting consideration of selling ½ to 2 acres of property directly behind the Perry Township Hall, to the township, to put in a picnic and play area.

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

Correspondence: We received information on urban farming and Dec. 2013 winter ice storm funding, however we did not qualify.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

·         Perry City presented a proposal (floating formula plan) to spread the cost of the Lansing Rd Water Extension Project. Parmalee will evaluate to see if it’s a fair proposal. Discussion on creating a LDFA district for the City and Township through the I69 corridor to generate more revenue to support this project was agreed upon. Parmalee presented this to the i69 corridor board and it was approved.

·         Kevin Feuka from C2AE informed the board that upon hook up of the sewer line for Knapp Trucking, it was filled with sand and needed to be cleaned out. He recommended that we run a camera through the line to see if it is cracked. Parmalee will seek bids. The board approved up to $3000.00 to have the sewer line cleaned and checked. Grinnell moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes.

·         The door and sidewalk approved by the accessibility grand will be completed by July 31, 2014.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

·         Because of the Lansing Rd Water Extension Project it was recommended that the DDA’s expiration be extended.  Rowe Engineering prepared contract wording to extend the DDA another 15 years. This contract is contingent on the approval of Shiawassee Co. and the Twp. DDA.

·         Wilma Parkherst contacted Grinnell about the heavy rains and water in her ditch. Grinnell advised the County Road Comm., and was told it is MDOT’s responsibility to correct. A letter will be sent to Ms. Parkherst.

·         The I69 Corr. Committee approved the LDFA district for the Twp. A hearing will be set in August to approve the resolution. The board would highly recommend that the Co. Dist. Library and SSESA not opt out. The Perry Twp. Board approved proposed resolution to put a LDFA district in our township. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes.

·         The board approved to renew our agreement with Demis and Wenzlick, P.C. for 3 years with fees not to exceed $4100 for 2014, $4200 for 2015, and $4300 for 2016 for audit services. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.

·         The board approved this year’s pledge of $3556 to the SEDP. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes.

·         The board was informed of numerous leaks in the roof of the Twp Hall. Schmidt will have the roof repaired but recommended it be evaluated next year for replacement due to rotted boards.

·         The board was informed of a water line leak in the utility room. Schmidt will have it repaired.

Public Comments: Matthew Shepard expressed his support for Peter Konetchy for US Congress.

Adjourn: Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

 

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

June 4, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

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.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

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 flagamerican.com 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

May 29, 2014 DDA

Perry Township DDA

Minutes – Special Meeting May 29, 2014

Members present: Brian Pfeifle, Bob Piro, Sid Grinnell, Joe Audia, Bob Roberts, Adam Elsesser.

Guest present: Justin Harvath, Kevin Feuka, Tom Chaput, Troy Parmalee, Jim Huguelot.

Opportunity for the public to address the board: None present.

Old Business: Why is DDA asked to come up with the money for the Water Main Extension Project and the township is not contributing. Joe Audia called for special meeting after meeting with township board and discussions on Water Main Extension Project, so all DDA members could have a better understanding of the proposal. Troy Parmalee from township board explained how the township captured tax, expenditures and the balance of captured tax collected each year was put into the roads. As a result, the township does not have funds to contribute to the project. Troy Parmalee was able to acquire request number for Lansing Road Street Light Project from Consumers Power.  Joe Audia explained that the DDA has been working on putting street lights down Lansing road to attract more business to the area and if the DDA uses the funds to fund the Water Main Extension Project, that the DDA will not have enough money to do the street light project. Joe Audia asked if the township could contribute to the Lansing Street Light Project so that could be completed. Kevin Feuka suggested, that maybe there could be a cost savings in the street light project by laying the cable for the lighting, at the same time as the water main. Kevin Feuka will look into a cost savings and follow up with the DDA Board. Many ideas where discussed. Motion by Brian Pfeifle to participate in current concept with further discussion of funding for phase one of water main extension project. Also that the DDA be part of any future negotiations and or discussions on water main extension project. Supported by Sid Grinnell. All ayes. Motion carried. Meeting set for Monday, June 2 @ 7:00pm City Hall, 3rd floor (DDA, Township and City Board Members) to further discuss funding of Water Main Extension Project.

Adjourned: Motion by Joe Audia to adjourn. Second by Bob Piro. Meeting adjourned at 7:57pm

May 15, 2014 DDA

Perry Township DDA

Minutes – May 15, 2014

Members present: Joe Audia, Sid Grinnell, Brian Pfeifle, Bob Piro, Bob Roberts, Adam Ellsesser.

Guest present: Justin Horvath

Approval of the agenda: Motion by Brian Pfeifle to approve agenda. Supported by Sid Grinnell. Motion carried.

Opportunity for the public to address the board: None present.

Approval of the minutes: Motion by Brian Pfeifle to approve minutes. Second by Adam Elsesser. Motion carried.

Treasures Report: Given by Brian Pfeifle. Attorney bill 1,000 – 04/23/14, Chemical Bank Interest 14.57 – 04/30/14, Munro Enterprises (Lawn mowing) 100.00 – 05/07/14, Perry Township Special Split – Light Bill 218.70 – 109.26 05/07/14, Attorney fees April 549.50 – 05/14/14. New balance = 175,516.09 Motion by Bob Piro to approve Treasurers Report. Supported by Bob Roberts. All ayes. Motion carried.

Old Business: Update from Joe Audia on request number from Consumers.

Joe was told by consumers that they could not give him a request number due to the fact, that he was not an elected official. Sid Grinnell to work on getting request number.

Update on Talbot Covenant from Brian Pfeifle. Attorney requested to change wording on Covenant and to verify well depth per DEQ. DEQ will approve property for commercial use.

Justin Horvath reviewed water main extension project expense break down presented by  township. With many questions not able to be answered and confusion around expense break down by township. Motion by Sid Grinnell to appoint Joe Audia and Bob Piro to serve as representatives for the DDA Board and to enter into negotiations with Township Board over water main extension project. Second by Bob Piro. Motion carried.

New Business: Property purchase for future combined Fire Departments (Perry & Morrice) centrally located. Sid Grinnell to contact property owner for possible purchase of property or donation of property to DDA.

Adjourned: Motion by Brian Pfeifle to adjourn. Supported by Bob Piro. Meeting adjourned at 8:07pm

May 7, 2014 REGULAR MEETING

Perry Township Board Regular Meeting

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

Guests:  Greg Wekwert, JoAnne O’Berry, James Huguelet, Deputy Mark Schmidt, Kevin Feuka, Beverly Vandenburg, Tom Emery, Darlene Parks, Justin Horvath, and John Plowman.

 

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

Agenda approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

April 2, 2014 regular meeting minutes and April 22, 2014 special meeting minutes approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Carried

Sheriff’s Report: Deputy Schmidt reported 131 calls, 57 traffic stops and 11 911 hang ups for the Township.

SSESA: 108 runs, 18 runs in Perry Twp., and total SSESA runs for the year was 401.

DDA: A restrictive covenant for the Talbot property was reviewed.

Zoning:  The Movalson property west of the cemetery will not require a variance to be combined.

Co.Comm:  Homeland security has been in Perry for training. SCOA is requesting a millage increase proposal for the August election which will be reviewed by the County Commissioners annually.

Recycling: $168 in donations for April.

I69 Corr: Working on the CEDS plan.

SEDP: Plans for renovations are moving forward for the armory and tenants have been lined up.

Planning Comm: Received an update on the Lansing Rd. Water Project from Kelly Schmidt, Clerk. Committee is continuing to work on the Land Use Plan.

Region 6: SEDS plan is under way to help qualify for federal dollars. They are also working on a regional plan in hopes of bringing state dollars as well.

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

Correspondence: Mr. & Mrs. Erhart’s  tax tribunal hearing will be held later this month.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

The McCrea drain is complete but tree stumps need to be treated. The Buck drain banks need to be dug out. The Lansing Rd. Water Project with the City of Perry was reviewed. Parmalee proposed how the Township would finance our portion (50%) of the project.  Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded to accept the proposal subject to the DDA’s review and negotiations with the City of Perry. Grinnell and Parmalee will be the Townships representation on the negotiating team with the City. Roll Call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.

M.R. Green and Sons requested half payment of the accepted cemetery clean up bid ($11,600) in the amount of $5,800 with the remaining balance paid when the job is complete.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

The wording to re-establish the Emergency Service (Ambulance) Special Assessment District for the August Election was approved. This special assessment district expired after the 2013 winter tax levy. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded; Roll call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.

A request from “MAGNET” for contribution was approved in the amount of $2000. Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes.

A bid was approved from Door Mart in the amount of $1235 to repair the pole barn overhead door at the cemetery that was damaged in the April storm. Parmalee moved; Griffith, seconded; Roll call: Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes.

A bid was approved from Glazing Solutions Inc. in the amount of $1695 each for the hall doors that don’t meet accessibility requirements. One door is covered by a grant. Parmalee, moved; Grinnell; seconded. Roll call: Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes.

A bid was approved from Jim Jarrad in the amount of $1190 to replace the concrete in front of the southwest door to the parking lot and the sidewalk to the south of the door to meet accessibility requirements. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell. All ayes

The need to upgrade the assessor and the deputy clerks computers due to program requirements and age was approved not to exceed $1500. Parmalee, moved; Fraser seconded. Roll call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser. All ayes.

The Twp Board approved all members that want to attend the Regional MTA meeting held in Frankenmuth, June 16, 2014 in the amount of $99. Parmalee, moved; Fraser seconded. Roll call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Grinnell, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes.

Discussion of Bill Colby’s headstone foundation calculation due to the special construct was determined that the standard calculation be used with Colby to provide all re-rod and framing. Colby to pay $840 and the sexton to receive $432. Schmidt, moved; Fraser seconded. Carried

Adjourned.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk