Monthly Archives: January 2020

Fruitport Board of Education Meeting Agenda – 01/20/20

Fruitport Community Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Shettler Elementary
2187 Shettler Rd. Muskegon, MI 49444
Monday, January 20, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. PRESENTATIONS
Board Appreciation Presentation – Art Department
Welcome and Shettler Families – Janelle Duffey

V. COMMUNICATIONS

VI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

VII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

VIII. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes of December 9, 2019 (attachment VIII-1)
2. Approval of Bills (attachment VIII -2)
General Fund                     $238,537.51
Other Funds:
Early Childhood Center             219.02
Food Service                           77,839.57
Coop Ed (ISD) Tech Millage    7,764.00
Capital Projects (Bond)       359,142.55
Total Bill List                    $683,502.65

3. Acceptance of Monthly Financial Report and ACH Transactions (attachment VIII -3)
4. Acceptance of Student Activity Summary Report (attachment VIII -4)
5. Acceptance of Credit Card and Utilities Report (attachment VIII -5)
6. Approval of Capital Projects Progress Report (attachment VIII -6)
7. Approval of Personnel Report (includes confirmation of new hires, resignations, retirees, and transfers) (attachment VIII -7)

IX. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Other

X. BUSINESS & FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Elroy Buckner, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held January 13, 2020 (attachment X-1)

XI. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Steve Kelly, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held January 13, 2020 (attachment XI-1)
2. MAISD Payroll Service (attachment XI-2)

XII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Jill Brott, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held January 14, 2020 (attachment XII-1)
2. New Course – Musical Theatre (attachment XII-2)
3. ECC Pay Increase (attachment XII-3)
4. Overnight Trip Requests (attachment XII-4)

XIII. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS

XIV. AGENDA ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF SPECIAL MEETINGS
1. Schedule Business & Finance Committee Meeting
2. Schedule Personnel Committee Meeting
3. Schedule Student Affairs Committee Meeting

XV. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

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*Time is provided for members of the audience to address the Board of Education regarding any topic including items on the agenda. The board is providing two opportunities for the public to comment during the meeting. The first is for people who wish to bring issues to the Board of Education for board consideration. At the end of the meeting the board will provide a brief opportunity for community members to comment on activities and/or discussion that took place during the board meeting. Time limits may be placed if a large number of individuals would like to address the board.

Denial of Veteran’s Peddler State License

My name is David R Padecky.  I am a Vietnam Era Veteran (Coast Guard).

I own a State Licensed STFU Food Wagon.  I am SafeServ Certified.  I have Food Vendor’s Insurance, I have been issued a Veteran’s Peddler License by the State of Michigan, through our Muskegon County Clerk’s Office.

Brian Werscham (zoning) of Muskegon Charter Township and the Township Attorney, Mr. Hughes, are denying me , and other Veterans who may come forth in the future, our State given Right to Vend Food in Muskegon Charter Township, for more than 30 days.  At Brian’s discretion, he may allow an additional 30 days.

To stand for the Veteran Right, I had to hire my Attorney Brianna T. Scott.  However, since this is new to her and her firm, we are in need of addition help by other Veterans and anyone else who is interested in engaging into this battle, to protect the Right of Veteran Peddlers and Vendors.

Please respond.

Thank-you,

David R Padecky
HotDogs In A Hurry
231-288-3337

Don’t Lose Your Health Care Coverage

Do you have Medicaid coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan?
Starting January 2020, there is a new work requirement. Many will have to take a moment to report 80 hours a month of work or other activities like job search to keep coverage. Some will be excused if they are unable to work due to health or other reasons.

Will this change affect you? Get the details at HealthyMichiganPlan.org.
1-800-642-3195 (TTY: 1-866-501-5656)

Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour to Florida

franklingrahamFranklin Graham hit the road early in 2020, sharing the Gospel in six Florida cities from the Panhandle to Key West. Starting Jan. 11 in Jacksonville Beach, the Decision America Sunshine State Tour travelled to Plant City, Panama City Beach, Key West, Boca Raton and Fort Myers. Christian music artists Jeremy Camp and Dennis Agajanian shared testimonies of Jesus’ love and led the crowd in worship.

In November, more than 1,900 people attended kickoff prayer events for the upcoming tour. During a gathering in southwest Florida, Christ-followers learned how to get involved with the tour and reach their neighbors for Christ.

Florida is where Billy Graham felt God calling him to a lifetime of ministry. The evangelist studied at Florida Bible Institute and preached on the streets of Tampa.

Now his son, Franklin Graham, is following God’s lead in taking the Gospel across America and around the world.

“We need a spiritual awakening in Florida,” said Franklin Graham. “We all face crossroads in our lives—moments when we need to make important decisions. Through this event, people will have the opportunity to make a decision that can impact their lives for eternity.”

Graham brought a message of hope at each stop on the Sunshine State Tour.
To learn more about the Decision America Sunshine State Tour, visit DecisionAmerica.com.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 1/20/20 – 1/27/20

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Monday, January 20
*Visit Muskegon office is closed Monday, January 20:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Museum
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Muskegon Museum of Art located at 296 W. Webster Ave. will open their doors for free in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Visitors can enjoy the galleries, films in the auditorium, crafts in the classroom, and mini tours led by docents and Muskegon High School art students.  For more information call 231-720-2570.Schedule: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm – Film: “Black Man” by Jon Covington 10:00am – 1:00pm – Tours led by MMA docents 11:00am – 2:00pm – Craft in the classroom

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill located 446 W. Western Ave. Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Tuesday, January 21

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

Interactive Movie: The Wizard of Oz
4:00 pm
Join the Norton Shores Library located at 705 Seminole Rd., for an interactive screening of the classic movie, “Wizard of Oz!”  You can take part in this action with props, sounds effects, and fun or just relax and enjoy the movie. This free event is for ages 11-18.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

We Are Stars Planetarium Show: FREE
7:00 pm
January 14 – February 27, and March 10 – March 26, (no shows on March 3 and 5) come to the Carr-Fles Planetarium at Muskegon Community College located at 221 Quarterline Rd., for the free show, “We Are Stars!”  What are we made of? Where did it all come from?  Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.  Narrated by Andy Serkis.  This is a 35-minute presentation.  For more information call 231-777-0289.

Wednesday, January 22

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

Ice Breaker Wednesdays
6:00 pm
Every Wednesday, January 8 – February 26 at 6:00pm, enjoy “Ice Breaker Wednesdays” at the Muskegon Luge & Adventure Sports Park located at 462 Scenic Dr. This is your chance to learn how to skate and cross country ski with free skate and ski lessons for beginners.  Whether young or old, all beginners are welcome to participate.  A $5 rink or trail pass is required for each activity.  Rental equipment is also available for $5 inside the lodge.  Lessons begin promptly at 6:00pm.  All participants should arrive early enough to purchase a pass and get equipment on.  For more information, visit www.msports.org.

The Winningest High School Football Team in Michigan
6:30 pm
Come to the Norton Shores Library located at 705 Seminole Rd., as local historian Ron Pesch, co-author of “100 Years of Muskegon Big Red Football,” shares the storied history of Muskegon High School’s Big Reds football program along with the team’s modern-day accomplishments.  For more information call (231) 780-8844.

Thursday, January 23

Muskegon Civic Theatre presents: Fun Home
7:30pm
The Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “Fun Home” on the Frauenthal stage located at 425 W. Western Ave.! Tickets are $26.50.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.  Fun Home is refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

We Are Stars Planetarium Show: FREE
7:00 pm
January 14 – February 27, and March 10 – March 26, (no shows on March 3 and 5) come to the Carr-Fles Planetarium at Muskegon Community College located at 221 Quarterline Rd., for the free show, “We Are Stars!”  What are we made of? Where did it all come from?  Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.  Narrated by Andy Serkis.  This is a 35-minute presentation.  For more information call 231-777-0289

Exhibit Tour: Cheers! A History of Brewing in Muskegon
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Check out the Lakeshore Museum Center located at 430 W. Clay Ave., for “Cheers! A History of Brewing in Muskegon” Exhibit Tour!  Join Michael Brower, co-founder of Pigeon Hill Brewing Co., and exhibit project manager, Aaron Mace, for a guided tour of their newest exhibit.  Get a deeper history behind many of the items on display, and learn even more about Muskegon’s brewing heritage. Tickets are $5, or free for Museum members.  Please RSVP via Eventbrite.com or by calling 231-722-0278.

Friday, January 24

The Alley Door Club: Root Doctor
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrating its 15th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Center located at 425 W. Western Ave., kicks off January 10, 2020 with live performances from an array of local bands!  Performing on select Friday nights through April, The Alley Door Club features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.  The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Tickets are $10 per person.  Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.   For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Comedian Josh Blue
6:30pm & 9:30pm
Comedian Josh Blue will perform two shows at 6:30pm and 9:30pm at the Back Alley Comedy Club located at 1531 W. Sherman Blvd.  Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability.  He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.  Having already established himself as one of the most sought after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on Last Comic expanded his fan base exponentially. Tickets are $20 General Admission or $25 VIP includes preferred seating and meet and greet.  For more information call (616) 570-8765 or visit the website below.

ESME, Classical Crossover @ The Block
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Visit The Block located at 360 W. Western Ave., second floor for “ESME, classical crossover!” This concert features West Michigan Symphony Associate Concertmaster Gene Hahn and Detroit Symphony cellist Jeremy Crosmer.  ESME (Eclectic String Music Ensemble) arranges and performs their own covers and mashups of classical and popular music from Ravel, Bach and Beethoven to Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Led Zeppelin.  Tickets are $25 – $35.  Students are $10.  For more information call (231) 726-3231.

Muskegon Civic Theatre presents: Fun Home
7:30pm
The Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “Fun Home” on the Frauenthal stage located at 425 W. Western Ave.! Tickets are $26.50.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.  Fun Home is refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

Learn to Luge Weekends: Weather Permitting
Friday * Saturday * Sunday
The Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park located at 462 Scenic Dr. offers one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.
THEY WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO LUGE
Their coaching staff enjoys sharing their knowledge of the sport with others and teaching new sliders steering and form techniques. While luge is referred to as the fastest sport on ice, their track is designed for the first time slider at slower speeds than an Olympic track where sliders can reach speeds of 90+ mph.  The top speed on this track from the public start is approximately 30 mph on a “good ice” day, although to most new sliders this still feels like 90 mph!  Each “Learn to Luge” sliding session is 2.5 hours and is limited to a maximum of 30 participants which allows 3-5 runs depending on efficiency of group.  Since 1984 our program has provided a “Olympic” type luge experience to tens of thousands of sliders visiting from across the globe.
EQUIPMENT
Participants are outfitted with elbow pads and a helmet. Participants will share an authentic luge training sled, handcrafted by the Gasser family, 3rd generation luge sled builders in Austria.
PARTICIPANT AGE
All participants must be at least 8 years old at the time of their session. An instructor will explain the components of the sled and teach how to control the sled.
GET SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE WINTER
The most strenuous part of the luge experience is carrying your sled to the top of the luge track. Sleds weigh between 25-40 lbs. and are transported up a flight of stairs to the top of the luge track by human power…you!  Small children will most likely need adult help to get their sled back up the hill.  If you have heart troubles or health issues that may be complicated by climbing stairs or participating in adrenaline pumping outdoor thrill sports, this activity may not be recommended.
OTHER THINGS TO EXPECT
All participants must complete a waiver and provide proof of health insurance at check in for the luge session. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.  After purchasing your tickets you will receive a downloaded waiver that can be filled out in advance of your visit. For more information call (231) 744-9629

Saturday, January 25

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market located at 6401 Harvey St., offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round; summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby.

Winter Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers Market located at 242 W. Western Ave., invites you to their Winter Farmers Market!  Vendors will be there offering produce and other hand made goods. For more information visit the website below.

2020 Muskegon Polar Plunge
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
It’s the 2020 Muskegon Polar Plunge at Fricano’s Muskegon Lake located at 1050 W. Western Ave. This event will benefit Special Olympics Michigan.  Registration takes place in the Hideaway Lounge from 12:00pm – 2:00pm Fricano’s. Participants will be bused down to Hartshorn Marina to Plunge from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and bused back to the Event Center for the Awards and After Splash Bash immediately following. Register to Plunge for free! Plungers must raise a minimum of $75 to receive the 2020 Polar Plunge Event T-shirt.  Individuals on a team need to average $75 per person to receive the T-shirt.  Additional higher level Polar Plunge incentive items are available the more money you raise!  For more information call (989) 774-3911.

Comedian Josh Blue
6:30pm & 9:30pm
Comedian Josh Blue will perform two shows at 6:30pm and 9:30pm at the Back Alley Comedy Club located at 1531 W. Sherman Blvd.  Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability.  He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.  Having already established himself as one of the most sought after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on Last Comic expanded his fan base exponentially. Tickets are $20 General Admission or $25 VIP includes preferred seating and meet and greet.  For more information call (616) 570-8765 or visit the website below.

Hot Rod Harley-Davidson 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s the Hot Rod Harley-Davidson 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off  located at 149 Shoreline Dr. Get free samples and vote for your favorite (while supplies last).  Get a bowl of your favorite for a donation to Pioneer Trails Camp. Also, “Pick your Pepper” for a sizzling hot deal of 15% – 25% off officially licensed products. The discount will be drawn at time of purchase and applied to regularly priced items. This discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Motorcycles, labor and select special orders are excluded.  For more information call (231) 722-0000.

Minecraft at Hackley Library: FREE
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library located at 316 Webster Ave., to play Minecraft!  Kick your creative mind into overdrive and craft something new on the Minecraft server.  This computer-based activity is open to the first 20 participants. Registration is required, so visit hackleylibrary.org, call 231-722-8014, or stop into Hackley Public Library to reserve your spot.  This free event is for ages 7-12.

Muskegon Civic Theatre presents: Fun Home
7:30pm
The Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “Fun Home” on the Frauenthal stage located at 425 W. Western Ave.! Tickets are $26.50.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.  Fun Home is refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Learn to Luge Weekends: Weather Permitting
Friday * Saturday * Sunday
The Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park located at 462 Scenic Dr. offers one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.
THEY WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO LUGE
Their coaching staff enjoys sharing their knowledge of the sport with others and teaching new sliders steering and form techniques. While luge is referred to as the fastest sport on ice, their track is designed for the first time slider at slower speeds than an Olympic track where sliders can reach speeds of 90+ mph.  The top speed on this track from the public start is approximately 30 mph on a “good ice” day, although to most new sliders this still feels like 90 mph!  Each “Learn to Luge” sliding session is 2.5 hours and is limited to a maximum of 30 participants which allows 3-5 runs depending on efficiency of group.  Since 1984 our program has provided a “Olympic” type luge experience to tens of thousands of sliders visiting from across the globe.
EQUIPMENT
Participants are outfitted with elbow pads and a helmet. Participants will share an authentic luge training sled, handcrafted by the Gasser family, 3rd generation luge sled builders in Austria.
PARTICIPANT AGE
All participants must be at least 8 years old at the time of their session. An instructor will explain the components of the sled and teach how to control the sled.
GET SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE WINTER
The most strenuous part of the luge experience is carrying your sled to the top of the luge track. Sleds weigh between 25-40 lbs. and are transported up a flight of stairs to the top of the luge track by human power…you!  Small children will most likely need adult help to get their sled back up the hill.  If you have heart troubles or health issues that may be complicated by climbing stairs or participating in adrenaline pumping outdoor thrill sports, this activity may not be recommended.
OTHER THINGS TO EXPECT
All participants must complete a waiver and provide proof of health insurance at check in for the luge session. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.  After purchasing your tickets you will receive a downloaded waiver that can be filled out in advance of your visit. For more information call (231) 744-9629.

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

Sunday, January 26

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

Learn to Luge Weekends: Weather Permitting
Friday * Saturday * Sunday
The Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park located at 462 Scenic Dr. offers one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.
THEY WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO LUGE
Their coaching staff enjoys sharing their knowledge of the sport with others and teaching new sliders steering and form techniques. While luge is referred to as the fastest sport on ice, their track is designed for the first time slider at slower speeds than an Olympic track where sliders can reach speeds of 90+ mph.  The top speed on this track from the public start is approximately 30 mph on a “good ice” day, although to most new sliders this still feels like 90 mph!  Each “Learn to Luge” sliding session is 2.5 hours and is limited to a maximum of 30 participants which allows 3-5 runs depending on efficiency of group.  Since 1984 our program has provided a “Olympic” type luge experience to tens of thousands of sliders visiting from across the globe.
EQUIPMENT
Participants are outfitted with elbow pads and a helmet. Participants will share an authentic luge training sled, handcrafted by the Gasser family, 3rd generation luge sled builders in Austria.
PARTICIPANT AGE
All participants must be at least 8 years old at the time of their session. An instructor will explain the components of the sled and teach how to control the sled.
GET SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE WINTER
The most strenuous part of the luge experience is carrying your sled to the top of the luge track. Sleds weigh between 25-40 lbs. and are transported up a flight of stairs to the top of the luge track by human power…you!  Small children will most likely need adult help to get their sled back up the hill.  If you have heart troubles or health issues that may be complicated by climbing stairs or participating in adrenaline pumping outdoor thrill sports, this activity may not be recommended.
OTHER THINGS TO EXPECT
All participants must complete a waiver and provide proof of health insurance at check in for the luge session. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.  After purchasing your tickets you will receive a downloaded waiver that can be filled out in advance of your visit. For more information call (231) 744-9629.

Monday, January 27

Wedo Robotics: FREE
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Come to Hackley Public Library located at 316 Webster Ave. for “Wedo Robotics!”  Explore LEGOs and coding with these special WeDo kits.  Instructors will be on hand to teach the group and guide individual learning for kids ages 7-14. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Art Exhibit: A House Divided
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
“A House Divided,” an exhibition of artwork by Muskegon Community College art faculty member Erin Hoffman, will be on shown from January 21 – February 28 in the Overbrook Art Gallery! Overbrook Gallery located at 221 Quarterline Rd. hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, with special weekend and evening hours during performances and concerts in the adjacent Overbrook Theater. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information.

Smash Wine Bar & Bistro: DIY Floral Workshop
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chase away the winter blahs with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Workshop at the Smash Wine Bar & Bistro located at 415 W. Western Ave., in beautiful Downtown Muskegon!  This will be a fun night of flower arranging as you learn, step by step, how to create a beautiful floral arrangement that you’ll take home with you at the end of the night.  All supplies are provided, as well as lots of tips and tricks to arranging and keeping fresh cut flowers.  Make sure to come early for a bite to eat.  Happy hour is from 4:00pm – 6:0pm and “Manic Monday” drink specials are available all day including 1/2 off bottles of wine! Seating is limited and tickets are $59 (+tax) through Eventbrite.com.  The registration deadline is January 22 at 9:00pm.

Team Trivia Game Show
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill located 446 W. Western Ave. Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Ask Dr. Universe – Snow Globes

Dr. Universe: How do you make a snow globe? – Alexa, 10, Salem, MO

Dear Alexa,

If you have a long winter break ahead and are looking for a great way to spend the afternoon, you might just want to make your very own snow globe. There are a few different ways to build a snow globe, but the first thing you’ll need is the perfect container.

To make a small snow globe, you might use something like an empty baby food jar. Or maybe if you want to make a bigger snow globe, you could choose an empty spaghetti sauce jar.

An empty water bottle could also work well for a snow globe. This is a great project to do if you have a few old items you want to make into something new. Once you have your perfect container, you’ll want to fill it up with certain kinds of liquids.

My friend Lindsay Lightner, a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, teaches people how to become science teachers and knows lots of great science activities to try. Her students make lava lamps to learn about something called viscosity. A lava lamp actually isn’t too different from a snow globe when it comes to viscosity.

Viscosity is a property, or characteristic, of liquids. We often use the word viscosity to describe how fast or slow a liquid flows. If you stuck a spoon into a jar of peanut butter, it would probably stick to the spoon. It’s really thick and has a high viscosity—it behaves almost like a solid.

But if we heated some peanut butter in the microwave, it would move around much more freely and have a much thinner consistency. It now has a much lower viscosity. For your snow globe, you will want to figure out how viscous to make your liquid. You can try it out with an experiment.

You can fill up one jar with water. Then fill another jar with water and a teaspoon of something called glycerin. Glycerin is what we sometimes use to make bubbles and it can make water more viscous. It’s easy to find in many stores. You might even make a third jar with a tablespoon of glycerin. You can adjust the amount, as needed.

Finally, you can add your “snow.” There are all kinds of different things you can use for snow. You might make your snow out of aluminum foil. You can use a hole punch to create some tiny flakes that will reflect the light.

If you want to re-use a material, Lightner said you can also use eggshells to make your snow. You could wash out the eggshells and then crush them up with a rolling pin into snowflake-sized pieces. No matter what solid object you decide to use, you will want to make sure it doesn’t dissolve in liquid. Lightner adds that you could also add little toys, like old Lego people, to decorate the inside of your snow globe.

Finally, you’ll want to put the lids on your containers tightly and give them a shake. Which of your snow globes has snow that falls the slowest or fastest? Tell us about what you created sometime at Dr.Universe@wsu.edu.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes – 12/23/19

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 23, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, December 23, 2019, in the township board room.

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Greg Hulka, Jeff Jacobs, Terry Knoll
Members Absent: Denise Winebarger, excused

At 7:00pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

Also Present: 5- residents; 0- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of December 9, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that he is following up on date for the proposed Truck Route Ordinance; the Merle Boes agreement has been signed and tanks will be placed soon.
2. Steve Biesiada is anticipating a professional recommendation to help with the erosion problem affecting the water main in Lake Michigan.
3. Heidi Tice would like to form a committee to handle the funds allocated from the Senior Millage; several entities have developed proposals and requested that municipalities dedicate their Senior Millage funding to them; the Village of Fruitport acquired a $125,000 grant for the kayak launch.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-152 Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
The general feeling of the Board was not to join the Chamber.

19-153 Muskegon County Road Commission Performance and Indemnification Resolution
Per the township Attorney’s advice, the Board chose not to adopt the Muskegon County Road Commission Performance and Indemnification Resolution, staying with the application and permit process and following the terms and conditions for each project going forward.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-154 Recognition of Ethan Selle
Brian Michelli thanked Ethan Selle for his work to spruce up the area around the Public Safety Department sign at the Police/Fire Station. Ethan shared that the project helped him achieve his Eagle Scout and he thanked the volunteers who helped him complete the project.

19-155 Insurance matters
Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the solution for increased amount to meet required insurance deductible.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: none

19-156 FDL recommendation to appoint Library Board Trustees
The Fruitport District Library Board recommends the reappointment of Rose Dillon and the appointment of Junella (June) Rule to the FDL Board for a two year term to expire on December 31, 2021. Letters of interest were taken and interviews performed by the FDL Board.
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to appoint Junella Rule and reappoint Rose Dillon to the FDL Board for a two year term to expire on December 31, 2021.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: none

19-157 Everstream Metro Act permit
Everstream GLC Holdings LLC is looking to provide telecommunications services within Fruitport Township and has requested a 15 year bilateral agreement with 3 5 year extensions. Attorney, Ron Bultje, recommends approving a 5 year unilateral agreement to provide more flexibility if needed in the future.
The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to approve a 5 year unilateral Metro Act Permit for Everstream GLC Holdings LLC and authorize the Clerk to submit the paperwork.

19-158 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts:
General Fund           $9,141.40;
Public Safety          $22,567.17;
Water                      $77,420.81;
Sewer                      $21,934.93;
street lights            $28,266.34;
Trust & Agency        $9,683.55;
Revolving Road           $398.72
Totaling:               $169,412.92
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Jeff Jacobs asked what timeline is for budgets to be presented for review, Heidi said they should be expected by the end of January.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Jay Bolt presented updates for the Village of Fruitport: grants have been issued in the amounts of $125,000 for the kayak launch, $115,000 for the 3rd Avenue resurfacing project, and $90,000 for traffic signal updates; storm drain issues are being looked at; the 3rd Avenue resurfacing project bidding is moving along and the project is anticipated to begin in June 2020; land use codes have been updated; the zoning map has been updated; the Village is hoping to form committees for different areas in regards to the master plan update that they hope to have updated by the end of 2020; DeVere Bendixen was recognized for his many years of service to the Village of Fruitport.
2. Greg Hulka recommended the possibility of using the road millings from 3rd Avenue to dump on local gravel roads.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:50pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

20 for 20 Michigan Illustrators Round Out Winter Season at Muskegon Art Museum

Muskegon, MI—The Muskegon Museum of Art completes the launch of its winter season on January 16, 2020, with the opening of 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators, an exhibition of original artwork created by 20 children’s book illustrators from across the state.

20 for 20 brings together paintings, drawings, collages, and digital artwork by nationally recognized and emerging Michigan children’s book illustrators. MMA Curator of Education Courtney Jackson comments that “the exhibition celebrates the diversity found amongst illustrators here in Michigan and sets a precedent for beyond.” The show was organized by the MMA and runs through April 19, 2020.

Voters Use New Rights to Make Voices Heard

More than 1,000 registered on Election Day for Nov. 5 election

LANSING – Preliminary data from the Nov. 5 election shows Michiganders taking advantage of their new voting rights to make their voices heard in local elections.

Under the “Promote the Vote” constitutional amendment, voters can now register within 14 days of an election (up to and including Election Day) by going to their city or township clerk’s office with residency verification.

Within 14 days of the Nov. 5 election, more than 2,000 Michiganders registered to vote and were eligible to participate. More than 1,000 of these registrations took place on Election Day itself.

“I am excited to see such great new participation in our democracy,” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “My office will continue to work with our Bureau of Elections and clerks across the state to ensure voters are educated on and able to take advantage of their new rights.”

Young voters took particular advantage of the new registration opportunities: About one-third of those registering on Election Day were 18-21 years old, and more than half were 30 years old or younger. This was true both of voters registering on Election Day and within the 14-day period. Voters of all ages took advantage of the new opportunities to vote, however, as more than 300 voters aged 60 or older registered to vote.

The registration numbers are a significant increase from May, when about 600 voters registered in the 14-day period, and August, when about 700 voters registered.

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/13/20 – 01/20/20

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Team Trivia Game Show
January 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Storytime at The Coffee Factory
January 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hackley Public Library and The Coffee Factory in Muskegon are teaming up for special Story Times!  They’ll have fun with reading books and singing songs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. These special Story Times will occur on January 14 and January 28, from 10:00am – 10:45am and are free to the public.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Live Music at the Library
January 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for live music from classical guitarist, Kyle Thompson!  Kyle first picked up the guitar at age thirteen and became fascinated by it. Now a Professor of Guitar at Grand Valley State University, he is sharing his skills and talent with you! This free musical performance is recommended for all ages. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Trivia Night
January 14 @ 6:00 pm
The North Muskegon Library invites you to Trivia Night!  Are you a wise guy?  A smarty pants?  Go head to head against others and prove it. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded.  Test your knowledge and exercise your mind.  This event is open to anyone 16 and older.  Call 231-744-6080 to register.

Open Mic Night
January 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Open Mic Night!  Bring a poem, song or reading and share it with a friendly audience.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

We Are Stars
January 14 & 16 @ 7:00 pm
January 14 – February 27, and March 10 – March 26, (no shows on March 3 and 5) come to the Carr-Fles Planetarium at Muskegon Community College for the free show, “We Are Stars!”  What are we made of? Where did it all come from?  Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.  Narrated by Andy Serkis.  This is a 35-minute presentation.  For more information call 231-777-0289.

Ice Breaker Wednesdays
January 15 @ 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday, January 8 – February 26 at 6:00pm, enjoy “Ice Breaker Wednesdays” at the Muskegon Luge & Adventure Sports Park! This is your chance to learn how to skate and cross country ski with free skate and ski lessons for beginners.  Whether young or old, all beginners are welcome to participate.  A $5 rink or trail pass is required for each activity.  Rental equipment is also available for $5 inside the lodge.  Lessons begin promptly at 6:00pm.  All participants should arrive early enough to purchase a pass and get equipment on.  For more information, visit www.msports.org.

Movies + Music @TheBlock
January 15 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00pm, it’s “Movies + Music @TheBlock!” This popular series is back, and this time the theme centers on music from around the world integrated masterfully into films that explore the art of animation.
Join The Block for casual evenings as you explore the creative marriage of movies and music through a series of three acclaimed films. A panel discussion will follow.  Doors and bar open at 6:30pm.  General admission is $8.  For more information call 231-726-3231.
Film: Allegro non troppo (Fantasy/Romance)
A “gorgeous send-up of Fantasia” with a sly sense of humor. Six animation shorts synchronized with six iconic classical music pieces, and several bizarre black and white intermezzi featuring a sleazy promoter, a bully conductor, a harried artist, and an all-female geriatric orchestra.  (Films contain adult themes and are intended for mature audiences.)
Panelists:
• Julie Goldstein, Animation Chair, GVSU Film & Visual Arts
• Andy Buelow, Executive Director, West Michigan Symphony

After Hours Tours at Hackley Library
January 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 16 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, dive into history and learn details about Hackley Public Library during an ‘After-Hours’ guided tour!  Visitors are asked to arrive at 4:45pm to gather in HPL’s lower level meeting rooms.  The tours will begin at 5:00pm.  Please park in the rear parking lot as the front doors will be locked. Tours will be approximately 1 hour. Call (231) 722-8000 with any questions.

Opening Reception – 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators
January 16 @ 5:30 pm
The Muskegon Museum of Art completes the launch of its winter season on January 16, 2020, with the opening of “20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators,” an exhibition of original artwork created by 20 children’s book illustrators from across the state.
20 for 20 brings together paintings, drawings, collages, and digital artwork by nationally recognized and emerging Michigan children’s book illustrators.  MMA Curator of Education, Courtney Jackson, comments that “the exhibition celebrates the diversity found amongst illustrators here in Michigan and sets a precedent for beyond.”  The show was organized by the MMA and runs through April 19, 2020.
OPENING RECEPTION
The public is invited to a free, family-friendly reception to celebrate the 20 for 20 opening on Thursday, January 16, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Light snacks will be provided at the event and reservations are not needed.  For more information call 231-720-2580.

Jazz Night: Checkers Morton
January 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, January 16 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for Jazz Night featuring Checkers Morton!  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Muskegon Civic Theatre presents: Fun Home
January 17 – 19 & January 23 – 25
Beginning January 17, the Muskegon Civic Theatre presents, “Fun Home” on the Frauenthal stage! Tickets are $26.50.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.  Fun Home is refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Learn to Luge Weekends
January 17 – 19
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 27 – March 8, enjoy “Learn to Luge Weekends” at the Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park! They offer one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.  www.msports.org

Friday Family Fun Night: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
January 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
January 17 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for the Friday Family Fun Night: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?  Its cold outside, but that does not mean you can’t have fun! Join them for their Friday Family Fun Night dedicated to snow.  Participate in the snowman-building contest, see what is really in the snow you eat, warm up with hot cocoa in the museum and enjoy more fun snow-themed activities.  The cost is $5, or free for Muskegon County residents.  No RSVP is required.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

Tim O’s No-Cook Friday
January 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
January 17 at 6:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for “Tim O’s No-Cook Friday!”  Enjoy slow-cooked Pork Marsala, mashed potatoes and salad for only $10.  Come for dinner, stay for music. There will also be a full bar.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
January 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. Catch home gamed Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at 7:05pm at the L.C. Walker Arena as they take on the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.  Friday, it’s “13 On Your Side” Night featuring $2 beers and Saturday, it’s Star Wars Night!  Tickets range from $10 – $17.  For more information call (231) 724-5225.

Live Comedy at SE4SONS
January 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday, January 17 at 7:00pm, join SE4SONS Banquet Center and Fresh Ghost Comedy in welcoming Ricarlo Winston and Mike Geeter for a fun night of live comedy!  Tickets are $20 and include the show and pre-show appetizers from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  The show begins at 8:00pm.  Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at SE4SONS bar during restaurant hours.  For more information call 231-759-3405.
A little more about Mike:
As an Ivy League dropout and community college graduate from Pontiac, MI, Mike brings a pointed look at life, family, and relationships that few others can…or should.  From his upbringing in a family with 17 children to discussing his life as a father, Mike’s comedy is jagged wit mixed with a smooth delivery.  Mike has headlined some of the finest comedy venues in the country and has worked with such outstanding comedians as Kevin Hart, Hannibal Burress, Natasha Leggero, Jim Norton, and Rickey Smiley, to name a few.  Mike was featured on Fox Television’s comedy showcase “Laughs” (Season 1) and the Detroit episode of “Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City 2” on Comedy Central (Season 2).

Live Music: Carl Webb Band
January 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, January 17 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from the Carl Webb Band.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
January 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round, Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby.  For more information visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers Market
January 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers Market invites you to their Winter Farmers Market!  Vendors will be there offering produce and other hand made goods. Come visit on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

C.O.O.K. Kids Culinary Competition with Chef Jack Page
January 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, from 9:00am – 12:00pm, come to Kitchen 242 inside the Muskegon Farmers Market for the C.O.O.K. Kids Culinary Competition with Chef Jack Page! Teams of kids are paired with local chefs to create dishes using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients along with a mystery ingredient. Common cooking ingredients will also be available to all teams.  Teams will be given tokens to shop in the Muskegon Farmers Market then return to Kitchen 242 to prepare their masterpieces with the guidance of their chef.  Local celebrities will judge the dishes and present the winners with a prize. Participation is limited and the cost is $40 to enter.  This event is for ages 7 – 13.  For more information call (231) 769-2202.  Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.

ASD Sensory Saturday
January 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, come to the Lakeshore Museum Center for an ASD Sensory Saturday!  Families whose children have ASD, or sensory disorders, are invited to attend this free, special event.   A variety of accommodations have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming, and safe place for the children and families where you can visit the museum’s exhibits, work on a craft, and have the option to visit the quiet area to relax and unwind.
Sensory bags with items like noise canceling headphones, visors, and fidget toys will also be available for families to check out.  Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center website to download a “Sensory Story” to read with your child before your visit.
To Register contact Jackie at jackie@lakeshoremuseum.org, call (231) 724-5526, or register with Eventbrite.com.  For more information call 231-722-0278.

Hot Rod Harley-Davidson Cornhole Tournament
January 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 18 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, Hot Rod Harley-Davidson is having a Cornhole Tournament!  So, you think you’re good at Cornhole?  Come out and compete for the top spot.  Hot Rod Harley is letting YOU decide what the PRIZES are for this 2-man team, bracket style tournament happening in the Deal Dungeon!  For more information call (231) 722-0000.
• 15 Teams = $100 Gift Card for 1st Place
• 10 Teams = $50 Gift Card for 1st Place
• 5 Teams = $25 Gift Card for 1st Place
• Hot Rod T-Shirts for 2nd place

Alcohol Ink Glass Gem Necklaces
January 18 @ 11:00 am
Saturday, January 18 at 11:00am, come to the North Muskegon Library to create Alcohol Ink Glass Gem Necklaces!  Use alcohol ink on glass gems to make your own one of a kind necklace. Call 231-744-6080 to register.  This event is geared toward children ages 11-18.

Murder by the Book: A Library Murder Mystery
January 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 18 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for “Murder by the Book:  A Library Murder Mystery!”  During a seemingly normal day at the library, a librarian is found dead in the stacks.  Whodunnit?  There are plenty of suspects with a motive for murder.  Will you be able to help the detective crack this case?  This is a free, ticketed event.  Free tickets are available to pick up at Hackley Library.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Books and Bookbinding at Hackley Library
January 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Did you know Hackley Library has a special collection of historical books in glass cases? Saturday, January 18 at 2:00pm, HPL will present a program where you’ll learn the history of bookbinding, interact with a few books normally off-display, and make a book of your own to take home.  Registration is required and open to the first 35 participants.  Please register at hackleylibrary.org, by calling 231-722-8014, or stop into HPL to reserve your spot for this free event geared toward children 8 and above.

Essential Oils 101
January 18 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 18 at 2:00pm, come to Norton Shores Library to discover essential oil basics, why quality matters, and how to safely use them to enhance your home, wellness, beauty and balance.  Brittany of Clever Care Essentials will teach you how to make a synergy blend to take home. Call 231-780-8844 to register.

Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
January 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. Catch home gamed Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at 7:05pm at the L.C. Walker Arena as they take on the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.  Friday, it’s “13 On Your Side” Night featuring $2 beers and Saturday, it’s Star Wars Night!  Tickets range from $10 – $17.  For more information call (231) 724-5225.

Live Music: John Nowak
January 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 18 at 7:00pm, come to the Book Nook & Java Shop for live music from John Nowak!  John is a Michigan musician in the nationally-touring band Desmond Jones.  When not playing drums or guitar for Desmond Jones, Nowak can be found playing solo shows on guitar and piano, with his side project Semis Passing Semis, or spinning vinyl dance parties at venues and festivals across the state.  While Desmond Jones is known for their high-energy funk, rock and jazz fusion- Nowak’s singer-songwriter approach to his solo original music errs on the side of Americana and folk rock.  Instrumental piano music, flowing and easy to listen to is also a component of John Nowak’s solo repertoire.  For more information call 231-894-5333.

MLK Day at the Museum
January 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, January 20 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, the Muskegon Museum of Art will open their doors for free in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Visitors can enjoy the galleries, films in the auditorium, crafts in the classroom, and mini tours led by docents and Muskegon High School art students.  For more information call 231-720-2570.
Schedule:
• 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm – Film: “Black Man” by Jon Covington
• 10:00am – 1:00pm – Tours led by MMA docents
• 11:00am – 2:00pm – Craft in the classroom

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 01/13/20

AGENDA
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

JANUARY 13, 2020

6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION
7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 12/23/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Public Hearing: Mt. Garfield Special Assessment District Roll
B. Second Reading: Truck Route Ordinance

08. New Business
A. Prosecutor presentation regarding senior services
B. Reappoint Board of Review members
C. Street light at Park ‘n Ride
D. Approval of Bendzinski & Co document

09. Approval of Bills
10. Reports
11. Public Comments
12. Adjournment

The Township will provide necessary reasonable aids and services for this meeting to individuals with disabilities by writing or telephoning the following Township Clerk: Andrea Anderson, Fruitport Township Hall, 5865 Airline Road, Fruitport, MI 49415   (231) 865-3151

Ask Dr. Universe – Why Microwaves Hum

Dr. Universe: Why do microwaves hum? – T.J., Middle School, Ohio

Dear T.J.,

Long before humans invented microwave ovens, they had to rely on stoves or an open flame to heat up their food.

These days, we can warm up food in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. A lot of parts had to be invented to make that all happen. These parts help electricity flow through the microwave in lots of different ways.

One part called a transformer helps move the electricity from one area to another. As it does so, it may vibrate or shake a little, and that tiny movement can cause a humming noise.

Electricity is actually a big part of what powers microwaves, just as it does refrigerators, lightbulbs, and cellphones. The electrical current travels through a wire, sort of like water through a hose.

Inside of a microwave, we also find tiny parts called diodes which work like gates, allowing electricity to move in one direction but not the other. We might also find some capacitors in the microwave which work to store electrical energy.

You may also be interested to know that microwaves are actually a form of electromagnetic energy.

I found out all about it from my friend Sumeyye Inanoglu, a graduate student researcher at Washington State University. She is very curious about how we can preserve food and use microwave technology to make better ready-to-eat meals.

These kinds of energy move in waves, not too unlike the shape of the wave you see crashing onto the beach.

The light you see with your eyes is also a kind of energy. There are a lot of different kinds of electromagnetic energy, so many that we call them part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The spectrum is sort of like a rainbow of energy, with the different lengths of waves forming the colors of the rainbow. We find very long waves, like radio waves, at one end of the spectrum, and very short waves, like X-rays, at the other end. Microwaves are in the middle.

Sumeyye told me that many years ago there was a scientist named Percy Spencer who was studying radar and was experimenting with microwaves—the wave, not the appliance.

One day Spencer had chocolate in his pocket and those microwaves ended up melting all the chocolate. That melted chocolate eventually led to the invention of the actual appliance.

The waves are produced inside the appliance from a part called a magnetron. The magnetron is mainly made up of two big magnets. You may also hear some sounds or vibrations coming from a fan that cools the magnetron.

Lots of tiny parts can add up to do really useful stuff. But they’ll also make some noise as they vibrate. Those vibrations are also why moving parts eventually wear out and have to be replaced.

You might just say you are hearing the sounds of engineering. It’s something to think about the next time you are waiting for the microwave timer to beep.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

Muskegon County Calendar of Events 01/07/20 – 01/13/20

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org

Let’s Get Physical
January 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 7 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for the Michigan State University Extension program, “Let’s Get Physical!”  Physical activity is important to stay healthy and the MSU Extension wants to guide you through different activities to help you move more and sit less at this free public event.  For more information call the library at (231) 722-8000.

Aromatherapy Meditation for Seniors
January 8 @ 2:00 pm
The first Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm, Ravenna Public Library invites you to join them as you learn how to use both aromatherapy and meditation for inner peace.  For more information call 231-853-6975.

Ice Breaker Wednesdays
January 8 @ 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday, January 8 – February 26 at 6:00pm, enjoy “Ice Breaker Wednesdays” at the Muskegon Luge & Adventure Sports Park! This is your chance to learn how to skate and cross country ski with free skate and ski lessons for beginners.  Whether young or old, all beginners are welcome to participate.  A $5 rink or trail pass is required for each activity.  Rental equipment is also available for $5 inside the lodge.  Lessons begin promptly at 6:00pm.  All participants should arrive early enough to purchase a pass and get equipment on.  For more information, visit www.msports.org.

Learn to Luge Weekends
January 10 – 12
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 27 – March 8, enjoy “Learn to Luge Weekends” at the Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park! They offer one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.  For more information call (231) 744-9629.

Black History Month Calendar Contest
January 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Participate in Hackley Library’s annual calendar contest, where they’ll showcase artwork from all ages to celebrate African American achievements!  Everyone is invited to submit drawings.  To enter, draw a picture from African American history on your entry form which can be picked up at Hackley Library.  The best pictures will be published in a free calendar which will be available throughout Muskegon.  Don’t forget to pick up your free entry form at Hackley Library!  All submissions are due at Hackley Library by Friday, January 10. They’ll announce the winners at the Awards Ceremony on February 3 during Open Mic Night.  All ages are recommended to participate in this calendar contest.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

The Alley Door Club
January 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrating its’ 15th season, The Alley Door Club at the Frauenthal Center  kicks off January 10, 2020 with live performances from an array of local bands!  Performing on select Friday nights through April, The Alley Door Club features live music from popular West Michigan bands in a fun environment which includes a cash bar and dancing in the Ballroom located on the 3rd Floor of the Hilt Building.  The doors open at 6:00pm for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks), with live music from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

The 2020 Alley Door Club performance schedule is as follows:
• January 10 – The Vincent Hayes Band (Blues, Funk, Soul)
• January 24 – Root Doctor
• February 14 – Westside Soul Surfers (R & B, Funk, Soul)
• February 28 – That Beatles Thing
• March 13 – Brena (Rock)
• March 27 – The Steeple Hill Band
• April 10 – Yard Sale Underwear (The Self-proclaimed King of Polyester, Pop & Soul)
• April 24 – Big Daddy Fox & Friends

Tickets are $10 per person.  Tables may be reserved at $75.00 for a 4-top or $115.00 for an 8-top.   For more information, call the Box Office at 231-727-8001.

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
January 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round, Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  Summer markets are held in the parking lot; winter markets are inside the lobby.  For more information, visit www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org.

Winter Farmers Market
January 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Muskegon Farmers Market invites you to their Winter Farmers Market!  Vendors will be there offering produce and other hand made goods. Come visit on Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  For more information, visit www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com.

Dinosaurs Super Saturday
January 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
January 11 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, come to the Muskegon Museum of Art for the Free Family Fun Day, “Dinosaurs Super Saturday!” RAWRRR! Come down to the MMA for a roaring good time this dinosaur themed free event.  Dinosaur outfits and stuffed friends are welcome!  For more information call 231-720-2570.

Muskegon Bridal Expo
January 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 11 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Center for the Muskegon Bridal Expo presented by the Muskegon Bridal Association! The lakeshore’s largest and longest running bridal show features the area’s top vendors.  There’ll be free wedding planning workshops along with a fashion show.  This is a wonderful wedding planning experience for brides and their team.  Admission is free!  For more information call (231) 343-3188.

Hackley Family Crafts: Make Your Own Slime
January 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 11 at 2:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library to Make Your Own Slime!  Take time to create something new and unique with a monthly craft for families at Hackley Library.  Activities are designed for all ages and ability levels. Supplies are limited, and are available first-come/first-served basis at this free event. For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Muskegon Risers Home Game
January 11 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 11 from 7:15pm – 9:15pm, come to the L. C. Walker Arena for the second home game of the Muskegon Risers’ 2019/20 arena season. They’ll take on Oakland County FC!  Season and single game tickets are available at www.muskegonrisers.com/mens-arena-tickets.

Ottawa County Libraries Awarded Grant for Mobile Broadband Hotspots for Patron Check-Out

Access to the internet is a necessity in today’s world. It opens doors to education, employment, and opportunity. With just the click of a mouse, the world is at our fingertips. For well over a decade, Ottawa County has experienced an impressive growth in broadband coverage resulting in the majority of people in the County being connected. Despite this widespread coverage, a technology gap still exists. Ottawa County survey data shows 22% of county households do not have a fixed broadband connection, and 35% say home internet access is unaffordable.

Together, area libraries and Ottawa County officials are bridging that information resources gap with a pilot program: the Mobile Hotspot Device Lending Initiative. Mobile hotspots are small, portable devices that provide wireless Internet access for any device that can connect to a wireless signal, such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or gaming device. Now, all nine libraries within Ottawa’s borders have been awarded a Library of Michigan Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, which is administered at the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, totaling $81,450 to go toward expanding the program. The need is clear: three of nine Ottawa County libraries (Herrick District Library, Howard Miller Library and Coopersville District Library) have offered mobile hotspots on loan free-of-charge to patrons for several years. These three libraries cite a continuous waiting list as long as 30 people for use of the hotspots.

“Herrick District Library launched their respective Mobile Hotspot Device Lending Initiative in 2016,” Herrick District Library Director Diane Kooiker said. “It’s been an overwhelming success. The numbers speak for themselves ­– I can’t stress enough how valuable this service is to our patrons.”

With the LSTA grant money and matching funds, Ottawa County will work with local libraries to fill the void in internet accessibility and affordability. Starting in October 2019, 100 T-Mobile hotspots were acquired and distributed, making the devices available for loan to the county’s more than 283,000 residents through all local libraries.

Ask Dr. Universe – Naming Places

Dear Dr. Universe: How do people name continents or places on earth? Thank you. – Lila Grace, 8, Virginia

Dear Lila Grace,

Our world is full of so many different places. They get their names in lots of different ways.

One way a place might get a name is from the person who explored it. The Americas are named after an Italian explorer, Amerigo Vespucci. But Amerigo wasn’t the first person to explore these continents.

There were already people living there when he arrived. Still, “America” was named after Amerigo. For the most part, people name things because they are claiming possession of a place. Because of that, sometimes the original names of places are lost or erased.

That’s what I found out from my friend Theresa Jordan, a history professor who teaches a geography course at Washington State University.

I also found out that Native Americans in the northeast of North America were already calling the place they lived “Turtle Island.” The Guna people, the first to live in Panama and Columbia, called the Americas “Abya Yala.”

The names of places can also come from stories, legends, or myths. “Europe” comes from a Greek myth about a princess called Europa. One of Jupiter’s moons is also named after Europa.

“Asia” originated from another Greek story about the east coast of the Aegean Sea, which is near the place we today call Greece. We still don’t really know the origin of the name “Africa.”

Meanwhile, some places are named after leaders or people in power. Sometimes we will take a person’s full name and put a twist on it. For example, the state of Georgia is named after the English King George the II. Louisiana is named after Louis XIV, king of France. Washington state was named after our first president, George Washington.

Believe it or not, some people have different names for the same place. For example, people in the U.S. might call a country South Korea, but the people who live in South Korea call their country Hanguk.

People in Japan or China might call it Chosŏn. It’s a good reminder that people look at the world through different lenses, or worldviews.

In fact, if we looked at maps around the world they might look very different depending on where were visiting. In a classroom in China, you might find that the country is in the middle of the map rather than to the left as it is in U.S. classroom maps.

Jordan said it’s great to think about questions like the one you’ve asked. In fact, historians and researchers think about these kinds of questions a lot.

“Who is writing the history? Who’s history are you reading?” Jordan said. “As historians we always have to be asking those questions.”

Those are good questions for all of us to ask, too. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll study history or geography to help us understand more about the past and work to help shape our future.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

Fruitport Personal Counseling

submitted by Maribeth Clarke, Administrative Assistant, Fruitport Community Schools

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Marissa Brandenburg and Audra Kommer

Over the past few years, schools across America have seen an increase in mental health concerns of students such as depression, anxiety, behavioral disruption, etc.  We, at Fruitport Community Schools, have also seen this increase and recognize the impact mental health has on not just student learning, but overall success in both school and life.

Please know that we have formed important partnerships with two organizations to help address this growing issue.  First, we have partnered with Hackley Community Care to bring personal counseling services to our main campus to help students overcome the mental health barriers that might be in the way of their learning. This counseling service, provided by licensed counselor, Marissa Brandenburg, is for all of our students no matter the grade or the building they attend.  Their office is located in the southeastern corner of Edgewood Elementary and will have its own entrance adjacent to the office.  Her assistant, Audra Kommer will help with scheduling appointments and can be reached at 231.733.6720.

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Dawn Rymal

Another related support for families comes through a partnership with The Health Project which is affiliated with Mercy Health.  Through The Health Project we will have the services of Dawn Rymal, an experienced Community Health Worker.  Dawn will help families identify resources they need to help remove barriers to student success.  These resources could address housing, food, transportation, dental, vision, and/or other health related needs.  Should you have such a need, you can call Dawn directly at 231.865.4113, or work through school staff to access this support.

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of December 9, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, December 9, 2019, in the township board room.

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Greg Hulka, Jeff Jacobs, Terry Knoll, Denise Winebarger
Members Absent: none

At 7:00pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

Also Present: 11- residents; 0- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada.

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of November 25, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada shared that the water main on Beach Street is being monitored closely during these times of erosion and that permanent solutions are being researched.
2. Brian Michelli reported that arrests continue to be made in connection to unlawful vehicle entries; the Trees for Tots sale went well and is sold out of trees, funds will be used to purchase cold weather gear for students at Fruitport Schools; Shop with a Hero will be happening the next two Tuesdays; December 14th the Fire Department will be hosing the Santa Open House from 12-2pm.
3. Heidi Tice shared information on a potential change to farm market zoning requirements; the Fruitport Education Foundation held a raffle for which the winners won a ride on the fire truck while escorting Santa and Mrs. Clause to Old Fashioned Christmas; Veteran’s homes are expanding in Grand Rapids.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Daniel Taber shared support for the proposed Truck Route Ordinance; shared concern for the condition of Kendra Rd. and who will pay to fix it; shared that experts expect Lake Michigan to rise 12-18 inches in the spring.
2. Ralph Kotecki, E. Ellis Rd., shared that the road is in poor condition due to semi-trucks that tear up the road and shake their homes; he and the majority of his neighbors would not want the road paved in the future; he also read a letter from another resident who couldn’t be present.
3. Greg Gerdes from Metal Arc offered his support for the Truck Route Ordinance, stating that he does his best to direct the truck traffic from his business to the paved portion of Ellis Rd, and suggested additional directional signs in the intersections approaching Ellis Rd that Metal Arc would be willing to pay for.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-146 Public Hearing: Mt. Garfield Rd. special assessment district for gravel upgrade
(a.) Andrea Anderson moved, seconded by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to open the Public Hearing at 7:45pm.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

(b.) Public Hearing: The Supervisor announced that this hearing is to hear public comment and accept written objections regarding the setting of a special assessment district for road improvements on Mt. Garfield Rd. The assessment amount would be divided equally and assessed per parcel per the request of the residents, totaling $2,637 per parcel. The residents would have the option of paying up front or having the amount added in equal installments to their tax bill over 10 years at 6% interest.

Comments:
1. Darleen Whitlow, 6727 E. Mt. Garfield Rd. expressed her support.

There were no written objections received by the board.

(c.) Terry Knoll moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to close the Public Hearing at 7:48pm and return to open session.

Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Resolution to authorize procedures to set up a special assessment district for Mt. Garfield Road improvements and schedule the public hearing for January 13, 2020 on the setting of the assessment roll for Mt. Garfield road improvement special assessment district No. 2019-1.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

Full text of said resolution can be found on file in the Clerk’s office. Filed with documentation on SAD 2019-1

19-147 Second Reading: Truck Route Ordinance
Much discussion regarding the need and enforceability occurred.

The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried 5 aye/2 nay, to table the adoption until January 13, 2020 in order to give the Police Department time to gather data.

19-148 Second Reading: Charge in Lieu of Assessment Ordinance
Heidi Tice moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 814, the Charge in Lieu of Assessment Ordinance. Said ordinance will create a charge in lieu of a special assessment for a property that has been divided after the assessment is in place within Fruitport Township.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 815.

Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

19-149 Muskegon County Road Commission Performance and Indemnification Resolution
The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to table until further information is gathered and the Township Attorney approves.

19-150 Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
The Supervisor is looking for direction from the Board on if the Township shall join the Chamber of Commerce. The topic will come to the next meeting for a decision so the membership fee can be budgeted for in the coming fiscal year.

19-151 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $64,784.66; Public Safety $6,240.62; Water $86,751.33; Sewer $18,280.78; street lights $10.13; Trust & Agency $2,921.00
Totaling: $178,988.52
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Clayton Stressman felt that the Truck Route Ordinance should not be delayed.
2. Daniel Taber was disappointed that the Truck Route Ordinance did not get adopted tonight and felt it to be a waste of money to use resources to gather the information to determine if the Truck Route Ordinance is necessary; he thanked the Supervisor for getting requested ordinances to him.
3. Rick Tice seconded an idea to put up signs to help control truck traffic; he suggested that if the Truck Route Ordinance is adopted the information should be shared with GPS companies in order for them to update maps to prohibit trucking on the particular roads.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:35pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR