A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 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: 9 – residents, 3 – employees, 1 – guest, Public Safety Director, Michelli; DPW Director, Farrar, and Attorney Bultje
The meeting minutes of October 10, 2016, regular meeting, were approved as presented.
The motion by Dave Markgraf, seconded by Carol Hulka, was Carried Unanimously, to approve the meeting agenda for October 24, 2016 with the following addition: Establishment of an application and license fee for Medical Marihuana.
CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1) Michigan Townships Association legislative updates
2 )Fruitport Township Planning Commission meeting minutes dated October 18, 2016
3) /Fruitport Library Information
Steve and Kristy Jones, 5703 Fairview Ct. (Stillwater Springs) and Dr. Watkins, from Calvary Christian School, Kendra Road, continued the discussion regarding repair of Kendra Road.
16-091 Fury FC / Fruitport Soccer / Sheringer
The motion by Ron Becklin, seconded by Dave Markgraf, was Carried Unanimously, to table the matter regarding Fruitport Soccer (Fury FC) on Sheringer.
16-092 Air Pack Demonstration
Public Safety Director, Michelli, and part time Fruitport firefighter, Shane Ingersoll, gave a demonstration of the new air packs.
16-093 Medical Marihuana License and Application Fee
Dave Markgraf moved, seconded by Ron Becklin, MOTION CARRIED, to establish the Medical Marihuana license and application fee at $250.00.
Ayes: Markgraf, Becklin, Nash, Dillon, Hulka, Whitlow, Werschem
16-094 Payment of Bills
Dave Markgraf moved, Carol Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills for payment in the following amounts: General Fund & Parks $3,738.32; Public Safety $111,301.78; Water $226,085.81 and Sewer $2,156.83 Totaling: $343,282.74
Ayes: Markgraf, Hulka, Whitlow, Dillon, Nash, Becklin, Werschem
Utility Director, Matt Farrar, announced his upcoming departure from Fruitport Township in December. Director Farrar will become the Director of Public Works for the County of Muskegon. Ron Langlois, Fruitport Township Utility Supervisor, will be the interim Utility Director.
Director Farrar also acknowledged Utility Serviceman, Matt Vallee, working for the Township for a total of 26 years.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: PART II – None received
The motion by Dave Markgraf, supported by Ron Becklin, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 p.m.
CAROL HULKA, CLERK
BRIAN WERSCHEM, SUPERVISOR