Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees — September 26, 2016


A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016, in the township board room.

Members Present: Brian Werschem, Supervisor; Carol Hulka, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Ron Becklin, Dave Markgraf, Marjorie Nash, and Chuck Whitlow. Members Absent: None

At 7:00 p.m., Supervisor Werschem opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with a prayer.

Also Present: 5 – residents, 0 – employees, 1 – guest, Public Safety Director, Michelli, DPW Director, Farrar, and Attorney Bultje

The meeting minutes of September 12, 2016, regular meeting, were approved as presented.

The motion by Chuck Whitlow, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to approve the meeting agenda with the following additions under new business:

  1. Evidence Tech
  2. Soccer Club Contract


1)Michigan Townships Association legislative updates
2)Fruitport Township Planning Commission meeting minutes dated September 20, 2016
PUBLIC COMMENTS—   none received



16-081 Public Works Service Agreement – Odeno Development
Chuck Whitlow moved, Ron Becklin supported, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Public Water and Sanitary Sewer Extension Agreement dated September 19, 2016, between Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Fruitport Charter Township, and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the Agreement.

Ayes: Whitlow, Becklin, Nash, Dillon, Hulka, Markgraf, Werschem   Nays: None


16-082 Muskegon County Prosecutors Agreement

Chuck Whitlow moved, Dave Markgraf supported, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Muskegon County Prosecutors Agreement dated September 22, 2016,between Fruitport Charter Township and Muskegon County Prosecutor, and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the Agreement substantially as drafted. The purpose of this Agreement is to provide for the prosecution by the Prosecutor’s office of ordinance violations cited by the Township through its Police Department.

Ayes: Whitlow, Markgraf, Hulka, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem         Nays: None


16-083 Retail Fraud Ordinance – First Reading

The Township Board made a recommendation to adopt the Retail Fraud Ordinance that will protect the public health, safety, and general welfare by prohibiting certain defined behavior in the Charter Township of Fruitport.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular meeting scheduled on October 10, 2016.


16-084 Hiring of an Evidence Tech
Dave Markgraf moved, supported by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to hire a part time Evidence Tech at a cost not to exceed $16.00 per hour. The recommendation was made by the Public Safety Committee.

Ayes: Markgraf, Becklin, Nash, Dillon, Hulka, Whitlow, Werschem     Nays: None


16-085 Soccer Club Contract – there was discussion with no action taken


16-086 Payment of Bills

Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks $34,895.55; Public Safety $32,952.99; Water $19,627.28; and   Sewer $15,745.09.         Totaling:  $103,220.91

Ayes: Nash, Markgraf, Whitlow, Hulka, Dillon, Becklin, Werschem  Nays: None


REPORTS – none received


PUBLIC COMMENTS: PART II –   None received


The motion by Chuck Whitlow, supported by Dave Markgraf, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:24 p.m.


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