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May 5, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2021

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

Guests: Dave Draggoo.

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

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

The April 7, 2021 minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

Sheriffs Office: 7 traffic stops; 31 calls for the month.

SSESA: 22 runs for the month; 68 runs in Perry Township for the year and 576 total SSESA runs for the year.

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

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • The ZBA tabled the Slocum Variance Application at the April 27 meeting. It was recommended to the Slocums to apply to MDOT for a driveway permit.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Dave Draggoo gave information regarding a new Greater Laingsburg Recyclers Center. The current center is open the 2nd Sat. of the Month. The new center will be open twice a week. The total cost of the project is $240,000. The GLRC has been doing fundraisers and was awarded a $50,000 grant. They will be partnering with the Laingsburg School who donated the land and will do maintenance on the new building and the City of Laingsburg who will be the fiduciary for the Center. They still need $30,0000 to complete the project but they have enough to start the new building late summer. The board offered to send a letter to Commissioner Plowman and the Solid Waste Committee on their behalf in support of the new Center encouraging the County to give greater financial support to help get the Laingsburg Recycling Center going for the southwest part of the county.
  • There was a Budget Amendment for 2020-2021 #2 for the Roselawn Fund to increase unrealized gain/loss on investments by $1000 to $6000 and decrease contingency by $1000 to $59,200. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried

Public Comment: None

Adjourn:   Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded. Carried

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

2021-2022 Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing Minutes

Perry Township

Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing via Zoom

March 3, 2021

 

Present: Present via Zoom: Mark Fulks, Supervisor participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan ; Mark Fraser, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan and, Frances Griffith, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Susan Doty, participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan;

 

The Annual Meeting was opened at 7:02 pm with the pledge to the flag.

 

The March 3, 2021 agenda was approved. Parmalee Moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried

The March 4, 2020 Annual Meeting & Budget Hearing Minutes were approved with corrections. Parmalee Moved; Fulks seconded. All ayes Carried.

 

The Supervisor gave his yearend report. Perry Township is in sound financial standing. The Township Board works very well together as well as providing outstanding service to the residents.

Perry Township had a Fiscal Budget of $549,000 and we were able to come in under Budget despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also completed all road projects that were approved totaling nearly $149,000. The Township sold 3 pieces of property near Beard Rd totaling $180,000, which is set to be used with a possible grant match for the water loop project.

The 2020 Perry Township Audit was conducted and deemed acceptable.

The Perry Township DDA Board welcomed new member Stacey Matthews; approved roadwork on Bennett Dr which was split with the Township. The DDA and Township Board also entered into a contract with an engineering firm to work up a cost estimate for a Federal Grant for a possible 80/20 split for the extension of the water line from the City of Perry. The SEDP was instrumental in assisting us and the City of Perry with the application process.

The 2020 Election year was very busy. The Township Clerk and election workers did an excellent job with the election during the pandemic.

The Township became very proficient on the ZOOM meetings to be in compliance with State of Michigan guidelines.

 

Public Comments: None

 

Salary Resolutions: The resolution as acted upon by the Township Board, to increase the salary of the Supervisor to $19,600. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded All ayes by hand vote; Opposed: none Carried.

Increase the Clerk to $19,600 Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded All ayes by hand vote; Opposed: none Carried

Increase the Treasurer to $19,600 Fraser moved; Fulks seconded All ayes by hand vote; Opposed: none Carried

 

The Annual Meeting adjourned at 7:12. Schmidt moved; Fraser seconded. Carried.

 

The Budget Hearing was opened at 7:12:30.

 

Parmalee explained the 2021-2022 budgets

 

The State revenue was similar to last year. Property taxes are up slightly. There was an increase in the Cemetery budget. Building and Grounds budget was reduced in salaries, utilities and hall deposit refund due to no rentals because of COVID. There was an increase in wages for the supervisor, clerk, treasurer, trustees, deputies, custodian, and board positions. All other budgets were similar to last year.

 

The DDA budget was adopted using last years budget numbers and will be subject to the DDA’s review and approval.

 

The Budget Hearing was opened to public comments hearing none. Parmalee moved; Schmidt seconded to close the hearing at 7:18 pm. All ayes Carried

 

The 2021-2022 Budget and Ordinance to Establish a General Appropriations Act for Perry Township was Approved with one mill as reduced by the Headlee Role Back to be levied. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried. None opposed.

 

The Budget Hearing was adjourned at Fraser moved; Griffith seconded Carried

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

March 3, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes via Zoom

March 3, 2021

 

Present via Zoom: Mark Fulks, Supervisor participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk ; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan ; Mark Fraser, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan and, Frances Griffith, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan

Guests: Susan Doty, participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Tina Braman, Assesor participating remotely from Clare County, Michigan.

 

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

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

The February 3, 2021 minutes and the February 22, 2021 Budget Work Session meeting minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

SSESA: 28 runs for January; 28 in the TWP for the year; 138 Total SSESA runs for the year.

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

 

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Tina Braman gave the Assessors yearend report. In 2020 there was a lot of field work done in the Village of Morrice. +/- 200 properties were visited. Changes in Class Codes and Land Tables were made. The Assessor will be working on an application and procedure process for all tax exempt properties.
  • 2021-2022 Township Board Meeting Dates and Times were approved. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • The Depository list (TCF Bank, PNC Bank, Ameriprise Financial and MSU Federal Credit Union was approved. It was noted that TCF Bank would no longer be paying interest on any accounts held there. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • The Board approved a pay increase per meeting for the Planning Commission, Township SSESA Board members and the Board of Review from $35 to $50. Parmalee moved; Fulks seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.
  • A new contract with MR Green and Sons for the Sextons position was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.
  • The Cemetery price list was amended and approved to raise resident graves to $200 with $100 perpetual care = $300; Non-resident graves to $400 with $100 perpetual care = $500. Saturday and Evening burials is an additional $100. No Sunday and Holiday burials plus the day before and day after the holiday. Foundation prices increased to resident 4” thick $.30/sq”; 6” thick $.45/sq” and non-resident 4” thick $.40/sq”; 6” thick $.55/sq”. Flush mount foundations will be an additional $40. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021 Annual MTA Conference & Expo will be held virtually from April 19-21 at $159/person. All members of the Board, Deputies and the Attorney were approved to attend. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • A virtual Master Plan Process class is being offered March 30 & 31 in the amount of $75/person. Up to 5 members of the Planning Commission are approved to attend. Fraser moved; Schmidt seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt All ayes Carried.
  • An increase of $4.50 to the Clifford Field Special assessment for lights was approved from $47.50 to $52.00 per parcel due to increase in costs by Consumers Energy. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried.

Comments: Another light pole was hit on Lansing Rd. It has been reported so hopefully will be replaced soon.

Adjourn: Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes via Zoom

February 3, 2021

Present via Zoom: Mark Fulks, Supervisor participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan ; Mark Fraser, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan and, Frances Griffith, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan

Guests: Justin Horvath, participating remotely from Owosso, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Tom Emery, participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Joe and Brenda Ocenasek, participating remotely from Bradenton, State of Florida.

Due to technical difficulties with Zoom the Supervisor ended the meeting with the pledge to the flag.

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

The January 6, 2021 minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

SSESA: 18 runs for the month; 263 in the TWP for the year; 1804 Total SSESA runs for the year.

DDA: Meeting was January 20, 2021 at 6:30 via zoom. The Board discussed the proposed lighting project from M52 west to Signature Ford. The annual SEDP pledge was approved in the amount of $2500.

Library: Then local libraries are supplying IRS tax forms to residents. They have been doing curbside book pickup and have continued children’s programs.

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

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The “Water Loop” (Lansing Rd to Bennett Drive to Britton Rd) Justin Horvath reported that the Federal Grant money has been depleted. There is hope that in the next round of stimulus money we may be able to secure the funding. Funding for the project is being researched further.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The County’s ordinance enforcement questioned if Ocenasek’s Sand and Gravel had the proper permitting to operate a gravel pit. The Township Board approved to send a letter to the county zoning administrator acknowledging the gravel pit has been operational since before the County’s 1982 zoning ordinance and should be considered “grand fathered in” as an existing non-conforming use and that any future changes should follow the procedures for handling any other non-conforming use. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • The Township Board approved the reappointment of Duane Wood and Walt Saxton for another 3 year term on the Planning Commission Board. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • The Township Board approved the reappointment of Adam Elsesser and Kris Morse for another 4 year term on the DDA Board. Schmidt moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried.
  • The Township Board approved the reappointment of Patty Fraser for another 4 year term to the CDL Board. Fulks moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021 Budget Work Session date and time was set for February 22, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Perry Township Hall. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • 2021-2022 Annual Meeting and Budget hearing is set for March 3, 2021 at 7:00pm at the Perry Township Hall. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines and Asset Tests to be used by the Board of Review to prove hardship requests was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021 Resolution to Protest to the Board of Review in writing was approved. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021 Board of Review dates and times were set for March 2, 2021 at 8:30am (Organizational Meeting); March 8, 2021 at 9am-3pm (first appeals hearing) and March 10, 2021 at 3pm-9pm (second appeals hearing) in accordance with the State of Michigan (MCL211.29). Griffith moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021 Salary resolutions were recommended for the elected officials to be set at $19,600 for the Supervisor. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser. All ayes Carried. $19,600 for the Clerk. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt. All ayes Carried. $19,600 for the Treasurer. Fulks moved; Schmidt seconded. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Fraser, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • Tom Emery agreed to continue for the year 2021-2022 as the Township Attorney at the same rate. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021-2022 Orkin Contract was approved at the same rate as last year. Griffith moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.
  • The 2021-2022 Lawn Care contract by Rescue Me Lawn Care was extended for another year with no changes from last year. Schmidt moved; Fraser seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee. All ayes Carried.
  • There was discussion about possible amendments to the Morrice sewer contract. The Board approved Troy Parmalee to talk with the Village of Morrice regarding this. Griffith moved; Schmidt seconded. All ayes Carried.

Adjourn: Fraser moved; Griffith seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

January 6, 2021 Meeting Minutes via Zoom

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes via Zoom

January 6, 2021

 

Present via Zoom: Mark Fulks, Supervisor participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk ; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan ; Frances Griffith, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan

Absent: Mark Fraser

Guests: Justin Horvath, participating remotely from Owosso, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan.

 

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

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

The December 2, 2020 minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. All ayes Carried.

SSESA: 20 runs for the month; 244 in the TWP for the year; 1621 Total SSESA runs for the year.

DDA: Upcoming meeting January 20, 2021 at 6:30 via zoom.

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

 

Correspondence/Announcements: CNJ of Perry, LLC applied for a minor site plan review to construct two 40’x100’ storage buildings. One to be constructed now and one for a future phase of construction. The Board sees no problems with this request. The annual Asset Forfeiture Report was submitted Jan. 5, 2021.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The “Water Loop” (Lansing Rd to Bennett Drive to Britton Rd) federal grant application was presented by Justin Horvath. “This is a good project with a good engineering report and supported by 7 property owners that anticipate job creation from this project.” The application will be signed on Friday by the City of Perry’s Mayor and be sent off to Washington for review for funding. We are hoping for an 80% contribution.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The Board approved the appointment of James Bashore, Dave Fletcher, and Tim Place to the Board of Review for a 2 year period. Parmalee moved; Griffith seconded. Roll Call: Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.
  • The Board approved training in the amount of $380 to send all board of review members, the supervisor, and assessor to required Board of Review training. Roll Call: Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks, Griffith. All ayes Carried.
  • The Board of Review had 11 corrections and 1 poverty exemption at their December meeting via Zoom. Documents have been sent to the State. Parmalee suggested we think about changing the qualifications for poverty exemptions. More will be presented at the next meeting.
  • The Board approved the Election Coordinating Committee agreement with the County effective Jan. 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024. Fraser moved; Parmalee seconded. Roll Call: Fulks, Parmalee, Schmidt, Griffith. All ayes Carried.

 

Public Comments: COVID vaccines are available January 11th to people 65 years and older. Contact the Shiawassee Co. Health Department if interested.

 

Adjourn: Griffith moved; Fulks seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

 

 

 

December 2, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Perry Township

Regular Meeting Minutes via Zoom

December 2, 2020

Present via Zoom: Mark Fulks, Supervisor participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan; Kelly Schmidt, Clerk ; Troy Parmalee, Treasurer participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan ; Mark Fraser, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan and Frances Griffith, Trustee participating remotely from Perry Township, Shiawassee County, State of Michigan

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

The second I-69   Corridor LDFA informational meeting was held as required by PA 57 of 2018.

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

The November 11, 2020 minutes were approved. Parmalee moved; Fraser seconded. All ayes Carried.

Sheriff Report: 28 traffic stops and 112 calls for the month.

SSESA: 18 runs for the month; 224 in the TWP for the year; 1438 Total SSESA runs for the year.

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

Correspondence/Announcements: The City of Perry made a resolution to approve the Lansing Rd water loop in the amount of $127,500. The MEDC will review the application for the water loop before it heads to the state. Sarah Payton has been made the Shiawassee County designated Assessor. The road commission will be putting together the road budget for next year.

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The Board of Review will meet December 15, 2020 at 9:00am for errors, omissions and poverty applications only.
  • Due to COVID restrictions the Township staffing will split work hours to reduce the number of people in each office. This should not have an affect on the public.
  • The Board approved a resolution for electronic meetings of public bodies that will also added to the Perry Township Administrative Policies and Procedures section 2.0 Perry Township board administration, subsection 3 Township board meeting administration, section I. Fraser moved; Griffith seconded to approve.   Roll Call: Fraser, Griffith, Schmidt, Parmalee, Fulks. All ayes Carried.

Adjourn: Griffith moved; Schmidt seconded. Carried.

Kelly Schmidt, Clerk

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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