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Village of Fruitport Council Meeting Agenda – 07/20/20

VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
AGENDA
JULY 20TH, 2020
COUNCIL MEETING

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of July 20th Council Meeting Agenda
4. Approval of June 15 and June 22nd Council meeting minutes
5. Public Comments (limited to 3 minutes each)
6. Correspondence
7. Reports from Officers

New Business
8. Safe deposit box at 5/3rd bank
9. Ditch repair on Pontaluna 4th to 6th Street
10. Guard Rails and Curb Quote
11. Bike Path & Boat Launch Quote

Old Business
12. Village Logo/Motto
13. 2020 3rd Ave Project
14. Bridge Street Grant
15. Kayak Launch
16. Boat Launch
—-a. New Sign
—-b. Amendment to Boat Launch Ordinance
17. Storage Building at DPW

18. Public Comment (Limited to 3 minutes each)
19. Warrants
20. Adjournment

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Agenda – 07/13/20

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

JULY 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: 6/22/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. First Reading: Prohibition Against Disturbing Public Order and Decency Ordinance
B. First Reading: Resisting, Opposing, or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer Prohibition Ordinance
C. First Reading: Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance

08. New Business
A. George Manning Recognition Resolution
B. Risk and Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan
C. Police Department staffing
D. Fire Department Staff Interviews
E. Board of Review Resolution
F. DDA Discussion

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 – Vaccines

How are vaccines made? – Sibagh, 7, New York City, NY

Dear Sibagh,

It might seem strange, but a small piece of something dangerous can protect you against something much more dangerous. This idea has been around for a long time—and it works.

To learn more, I talked to Guy Palmer at Washington State University. As a scientist who studies infectious disease, Palmer likes learning about how to protect both human and animal health. Vaccines are one way to accomplish this.

Instead of making you sick, vaccines do something very powerful. They help your body learn more about a germ and how to protect you from it.

Vaccines work by pushing a little piece of a virus or bacteria into your body. But they don’t give you the full germ that makes people sick. Instead, they give you a version that’s weak or dead. This germ can’t make copies of itself or spread in your body.

When your body meets the weak germ, it makes antibodies. Antibodies are like little warriors in your blood. They help you fight strong germs if you ever meet them in the future. This gives you a special kind of protection called immunity.

It’s no accident that the word “vaccine” comes from the Latin word “vaca,” meaning “cow.” The first vaccine was invented over 200 years ago, to protect against smallpox. It was created by pulling cowpox from a cow’s skin, then injecting it into a human.

Since then, scientists have invented more complicated ways of making vaccines. They can now safely work with viruses and bacteria in a lab, pulling out and changing pieces of them.

“All vaccines work essentially the same way,” Palmer explained. “The way they’re made is how they differ.”

Some vaccines use only parts of a germ, or a very weak version of it, so it can’t spread inside you. With other vaccines, the germs are killed by heating them up or using chemicals.

Vaccines help you build antibodies like a shield. But in order to make that shield, scientists have to figure out how different germs work. Some germs are more complicated than others, changing all the time. So we don’t have vaccines for everything yet.

“As time has gone on, we’ve gotten more sophisticated,” Palmer said. “We now can find the very piece of the organism that induces the immune response that protects us against disease. But the basic way vaccines work has stayed the same.”

It takes a long time to create a new vaccine. Scientists test them to make sure they are safe, and that can take several months to over a year. “First you have to test it to be sure it doesn’t cause disease in people—that it actually is safe, and there’s not something you weren’t expecting,” Palmer said.

It’s not very fun to get a shot. But remember: the sting is temporary, and the protection lasts. By getting vaccinated, you’re keeping yourself and everyone around you safe.

“We know through research that vaccines are safe,” Palmer said. “They protect us.”

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

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Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 04/21/20

Minutes

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP
5865 AIRLINE RD
FRUITPORT, MI 49415

April 21, 2020
7:00 PM VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Will postpone until May Planning Meeting

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call: Osterhart, Michelli, Farrar, Franklin, Jacobs, Suchecki, Newmyer

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: March 17, 2020. Accepted as presented

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Chair accepted as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports. Letter to Michael Belt, Doron David, Andy Mast & Andrew Brooks. Supervisor reported the Sternberg “Hotels” have completed the items required to remove the site from a “dangerous building.” Chair reported the site plan has expired and they will need to come back to PC.

05. Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06.    Zone Change Public Hearing – 6205 Walker Rd Fruitport, MI 49415
∙        Parcel – 61-15-126-100-0005-00
∙        Purpose – Change property zone from R-6 to R-1

Motion made by Suchecki to open a public hearing. Motion was supported by Franklin and carried unanimously.

Wade VandenBosch of Westshore Consulting. Developer has acquired an adjacent property on Walker Road. Developer proposes to add the acquired property to the PURD.

Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

Motion by Suchecki to close public hearing. Supported by Franklin and carried unanimously.

Motion by Osterhart to approve the following motion.

I. RESOLUTION
The Planning Commission recommends to the Township Board that the proposed rezoning, to rezone the land generally described in the Notice of Public Hearing, and more specifically described in the proposed Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance, from R-6 to R-1, be approved based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-126-100-0005-00

II. CRITERIA
1. The requested rezoning will not result in spot zoning.
2. The requested rezoning will not be inconsistent with the surrounding property.
3. The property does not have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used.
4. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on surrounding property values: positive.
5. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question: positive.
6. The requested rezoning would be consistent with the general trend of future building and population growth in the area.
7. The requested rezoning would be consistent with the Master Plan.

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll call: Unanimous.

07. PURD Site Plan revision Public Hearing – Odeno PURD – Sheridan Rd Muskegon, MI 49444
∙      Parcel – 61-15-126-100-0003-00

Motion by Jacobs to open public hearing. Supported by Suchecki carried unanimously.

Wade VandenBosch of Westshore Consulting. Purpose – Revision of site plan as follows: Zoning density for 118.26 acres 2.90 lots/acre results in 343 lots – Zoning density for 118.26 PURD 2.90 lots/acre results in 309 Lots. 50% reduction for existing wetlands. Total lots to be 276. Total land area = 118.26 acres. Total open space = 36.07 acres. Total open space = 30.5%

Proposing to add the newly acquired property into the PUD and remove “Phase 5”. Net decrease of 5 units. Increased open space.

Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

Motion by to close public hearing was made by Jacobs. Motion supported by Suchecki. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion made by Farrar to grant the PUD change.

1. The motion is made to grant the planned unit development application for parcel number(s) 61-15-126-100-0003-00, for the proposed planned unit development known as Odeno.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-486 of the Zoning Chapter.

–a. The proposed planned unit development is consistent in all respects with the preliminary development plan approved by the Township Board, including any conditions imposed on the preliminary development plan approval. Changes in any of the following features of the planned unit development shall require resubmittal of a revised preliminary plan for review by the Planning Commission and the Township Board:
(1) Addition of uses different from those included in the preliminary plan;
(2) Increases in the size, height, or number of buildings;
(3) For a residential development, any increase in the number of dwelling units; and
(4) Any change deemed by the Planning Commission to be inconsistent with the preliminary plan previously approved by the Planning Commission and the Township Board.

–b. The proposed planned unit development conforms with the policies, goals, guidelines, and recommendations concerning land use, vehicular access and circulation, pedestrian circulation, building placement and design, landscaping, signage, and amenities contained in the Master Plan, and any sub-area plan which has been adopted by the Planning Commission as an element of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

–c. The proposed planned unit development [is/is not] consistent with and [does/does not] promote the intent of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________.

–d. If the proposed planned unit development contains more than one type of use, the uses [are/are not] arranged in a manner, and with use of appropriate types of buffers, to result in no adverse impacts of one use upon another, and to create a logical relationship of one use to another. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): __________________________________________________.

–e. The proposed planned unit development is compatible with surrounding uses of land, the natural environment, and the capacities of affected public services and facilities. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan

–f. The proposed planned unit development is consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare of the Township. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan

–g. The proposed planned unit development has safe and efficient ingress and egress, with particular reference to pedestrian safety and convenience, traffic flow, and control and access in case of fire or other emergency. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan

–h. The design and placement of buildings and other structures, parking, lighting, signs, refuse storage, landscaping, and other elements of the proposed planned unit development [are/are not] compatible with surrounding properties and properties within the proposed planned unit development. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________.

–i. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the proposed planned unit development: ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.

–a. The planned unit development must comply with the site plan, dated 3-31-20, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

–b. The planned unit development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.

–c. The planned unit development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.

–d. The conditions of the planned unit development, including a performance guarantee, shall be set forth in an agreement between the Township and the applicant which complies with Section 42-487 of the Zoning Chapter.

–e. The time limit for the planned unit development must comply with Section 42-489 of the Zoning Chapter.

–f. If the planned unit development approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the planned unit development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.

–g. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.

–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the planned unit development:
1. Contingent on the Township Board approving the zoning change to parcel 61-15-126-100-0003-00
2. 4 additional lots are to be included in phase I.
3. Only changes, in phases other than phase 1, include renumbering of the lots.
3. Removal of 9 lots from the originally approved PURD
4. Increased green space.

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll Call unanimous.

Old Business
08. Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

09. Adjournment Meeting was adjourned at 7:41

Instructions for Participating in the July 20th Fruitport Village Council Meeting

The Village Council meeting will be held on Monday July 20th at 7pm. Due to COVID-19 it will be done as a teleconference call. To participate you will need to call 1-844-474-0925 and use a passcode of 57182580 followed by the # sign. The meeting will start at 7pm but the phone line will be open at 6:45pm to allow for you to join prior to the opening of the council meeting. Just like a regular meeting the public will be given an opportunity to talk during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. If possible, please mute your phone if you participate and only unmute if you make a public comment. Thank you.

Fruitport Board of Education Truth and Taxation Public Hearing Minutes – 06/29/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Truth and Taxation Public Hearing
June 29, 2020 6:30 p.m.
Board Room

I. The Truth and Taxation Public Hearing of the Fruitport Community School district was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. ROLL CALL: Present – Jill Brott, Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, and Dave Hazekamp.
Absent – Steve Kelly.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-050. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Franklin to approve the agenda as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

IV. Budget Hearing Presentation
Director of Business Services, Mark Mesbergen opened the Budget Hearing with a 2019-/20 General Budget Overview. He also spoke on the topics of: Taxable Values & Millage Levy Rates, Outstanding Debt, 2020/21 Budget Assumptions, Enrollment Trends, School of Choice, Foundation Allowance Trends, 2020/21 MPSERS Rates, 2020/21 General Budget Overview, and Revenues vs. Expenditures. Mark covered Budget Overviews of the Early Childhood Center, Food Service, Technology and a Fiduciary Account. He also answered all questions asked by board members.

Steve Kelly entered the meeting: 6:45 p.m.

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

VI. OTHER
None.

VII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-051. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Kelly, Board Secretary
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting Minutes – 06/29/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Annual Organizational Meeting
June 29, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room

I. The Annual Organizational meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

III. ROLL CALL: Present – Jill Brott, Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, Steve Kelly and Dave Hazekamp.

IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-052. MOTION by Burgess, SECOND by Cole to approve the agenda.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

V. Re-Adoption of All Existing Bylaws/Policies for the Board of Education
Item 20-053. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adopt all existing Bylaws and Policies of the Fruitport Community Schools as presented. Bylaws and policies are to remain in effect until such time they are modified by the Board of Education. Roll Call Vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VI. Designation of Banking Institution
Item 20-054. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to continue with Fifth/Third Bank of Fruitport as the district’s official depository and banking institution and authorize the district to use Michigan Liquid Asset Fund, Fifth/Third Bank, Huntington Bank, and Community Shores for investment of surplus funds.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VII. Resolution for Investment Authority
Item 20-055. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Cole to adopt a Resolution authorizing the Superintendent of Schools or the Director of Business Services to invest idle funds of the school district in accordance with Act 86, of the Public Acts of 1979 and act as Electronic Transfer Officers (ETO) in accordance with Policy 6144. Roll Call Vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VIII. Designation of Legal Firms
Item 20-056. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to authorize the District to work with Thrun Law Firm, PC of Lansing; Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey of Grand Rapids; and, Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex & Morley PC of Troy; and Clark Hill PC in various legal matters relating to the school district.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IX. Establishment of Board Compensation
Item 20-057. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to approve $599 compensation per Board member for the 2020-21 fiscal year payable in three installments: the first to be paid in August 2020; the second to be paid in December 2020; and the third to be paid in June 2021.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

X. Memberships and Affiliations
Item 20-058. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to continue with memberships in the following organizations:
Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) ($5,380)
Michigan Negotiators Association ($225)
Rotary International Muskegon ($320)
Michigan Institute for Educational Management (MIEM) ($365)
Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) (*approx. $1,925)
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XI. Designation of Board Liaison to MASB
Item 20-059. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Buckner to appoint Susan Franklin as the Board’s official liaison to Michigan Association of School Boards.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XII. Adoption of Schedule of Regular Monthly Meetings
Item 20-060. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to approve the regular meetings of the Board of Education for the third Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m., (with the exception of December and June) meetings to be held on a rotating basis, per a set schedule, in the Board of Education meeting room and at district building sites unless otherwise changed by the Board for the 2020-21 school year. Roll Call Vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIII. Designation of Authorized Signatures
Item 20-061. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve the Board President and Treasurer to sign checks; the Superintendent or his designee to sign contracts; the Superintendent or his designee to sign agreements; and the Director of Business to sign purchase orders.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIV. Administrator Designation of Treasurer Responsibilities
Item 20-062. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to designate the Director of Business Services to assume the responsibilities of the Treasurer for the administration of District funds.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XV. Safe Deposit Box Authority
Item 20-063. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Franklin to recommend that if there is ever a need for a District Safe Deposit Box, the Director of Business Services would become the authorized user.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XVI. Fee for Board Meeting Date Request
Item 20-064. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to recommend that in the event an individual would like a copy of the Board Meeting Schedule mailed to their home, there will be NO fee involved in requesting a copy.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XVII. Approval of Courses Contained in the District Course Catalog
Item 20-065. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Cole to adopt the Fruitport Community Schools’ Individual Course List as presented on the Fruitport website: www.fruitportschools.net/departs/curriculum.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XVIII. Adjournment
Item 20-066. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn the Organizational Meeting
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The Organizational Meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Kelly, Board Secretary
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes – 06/29/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Regular Monthly Meeting
June 29, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Board Meeting Room

I. The Regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:23 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. ROLL CALL: Present – Jill Brott, Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, and Steve Kelly.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-067. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the agenda as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IV. PRESENTATIONS
None.

V. COMMUNICATIONS
Steve Kelly read aloud a thank you note from the Muskegon Rescue Mission.

VI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

VII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
None.

VIII. CONSENT AGENDA
Item 20-068. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Kelly to approve the Consent Agenda as listed.
1. Approval of Workshop Meeting Minutes of June 23, 2020
2. Acceptance of Bills, Monthly Financial Report, and ACH Transactions
3. Acceptance of Student Activity Summary Report
4. Acceptance of Credit Card and Utilities Report
5. Approval of Capital Projects Progress Report
6. Approval of the Personnel Report
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IX. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. MHSAA 2020-21 Membership.
Item 20-069. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to adopt the 2020-21 Membership Resolution as prepared by MHSAA for Participation.
Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

2. Shared Services with North Muskegon Public Schools.
Item 20-070. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Brott to approve the Agreement for Business Services with NMPS adding the word “who” to the first sentence of the second paragraph.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

X. BUSINESS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held June 22, 2020.
Elroy Buckner reported on a Business and Finance Committee meeting held June 22, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Kris Cole, Elroy Buckner, Bob Szymoniak, and Mark Mesbergen were present. The committee discussed Budget, Cashflow, Chartwells, Food Service Prices, the Operating Millage, COVID-19, High School Gym Audio System, and L-4029.

2. 2019-20 School Service Fund Amendment.
Item 20-071. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the 2019-20School Service
Fund Amended Budget resolution as presented.
Roll call vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

3. 2019-20 General Fund Budget Amendments.
Item 20-072. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the 2019-20 General Fund Amended Budget resolution as presented.
Roll call vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

4. School Service Fund.
Item 20-073. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the 2020-21 School Service Budget as presented.
Roll call vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

5. Budget Appropriations Act of 2020-21 General Fund.
Item 20-074. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt the Budget Appropriations Act of 2020-21 as presented.
Roll call vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

6. Operating Millage.
Item 20-075. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt a Resolution Calling for a School Election for an Operating Millage Proposal on November 3, 2020 as presented.
Roll call vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

7. Authority for Fruitport Community Schools to Borrow Funds.
Item 20-076. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to adopt a Resolution allowing Bob Szymoniak and Mark Mesbergen the authority, if needed, to borrow funds on behalf of Fruitport Community Schools, not to exceed $3,500,000 as presented.
Roll call vote: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

8. Main Gym Sound System.
Item 20-077. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve the purchase of a sound system for the main gym as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

9. 2020-21 Chartwells’ Renewal.
Item 20-078. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve the 2020-21 Chartwells’ contract for management services, including the addendum as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

10. L-4029 Property Tax Levy.
Item 20-079. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to approve the L-4029 for the fiscal year 2021 as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

11. Food Service Prices for the 2020-21 School Year.
Item 20-080. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve maintaining the food service prices for the 2020-21 school year as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XI. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held June 22, 2020.
Tim Burgess reported on a Personnel Committee meeting held June 22, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Tim Burgess, and Bob Szymoniak, were present. The committee discussed staffing changes due to COVID-19, Schooling in light of the coronavirus and changes to the Alternative Education program.

XII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held June 18, 2020.
Jill Brott reported on a Student Affairs Committee meeting held June 18, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Jill Brott, Susan Franklin, Allison Camp, Amy Upham, and Bob Szymoniak, were present. The committee discussed academics during the school closure, the Middle School handbook, Education this fall, and restructuring Alternative Ed.

2. Reproductive Health Resource.
Item 20-081. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve the Reproductive Health Resource, “Willing to Wait” as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

3. Middle School Handbook.
Item 20-082. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve changes to the middle school handbook as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

4. Overnight Trip Requests.
Item 20-083. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve the overnight trip requests as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIII. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS
Bob Szymoniak spoke about possible changes to school funding.

Kris Cole stated that the Robotics Team won the FIRST Robotic’s Chairman’s Award. Students competed at the State level via Zoom. The team is waiting for word on how well they did.

Dave Hazekamp provided a Facilities Committee Update.

XIV. AGENDA ITEMS for FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF ANY SPECIAL
MEETINGS
1. Business and Finance Committee will meet July 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
2. Personnel Committee will meet July 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
3. Student Affairs Committee will meet July 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

XV. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

XVI. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-084. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Kelly, Board Secretary
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 15, 2020

This meeting was held virtually via Webex due to COVID-19.

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

At 7:03pm, Heidi Tice opened the SPECIAL MEETING.

Also Present: 0- residents; 1- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

20-048 Staffing change in Police Department
Officer Josh Karafa has requested that he be transferred to a part-time officer due to personal needs.
Rose Dillon moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the transfer of Officer Josh Karafa from full-time to part-time officer.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

Jeff Jacobs moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to give the Public Safety Director authorization to begin the process of hiring a full-time Police Officer.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:11pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 8, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 8, 2020, 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: 6- residents; 1- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of May 11, 2020 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported a slight decrease in responses to COVID related calls; the speed trailer was put on Sheridan Rd in response to speeding/drag racing complaints and received reasonable results showing that speed is not an issue.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that the DPW has seen a surge in water service requests since construction has resumed; the Smiley water tower valve work is due to resume this week; preparation for clean-up days is underway; the water main supplying water from Lake Michigan appears to be stable.
3. Heidi Tice shared that there was no Fruitport Old Fashioned days festivities due to COVID, however there was a small show of support in the form of a short and unexpected parade through the village; there will be no acceptance of hazardous materials (other than oil) during clean-up days; it is unknown at this time if there will be a tire event this year.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-044 Second Reading: Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt ordinance #816 to amend the Township’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification from R-6 Single Family Residential District to R-1 Medium Density Residential for parcel number 61-15-126-100-0005-00 or 6025 Walker Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415 as recommended by the Planning Commission.

At a public hearing on April 21, 2020, the Planning Commission gave the following reason supporting the zone change:
1. The requested rezoning will not result in spot zoning
2. The requested rezoning will not be inconsistent with the surrounding property
3. The property does not have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used
4. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on surrounding property values: positive
5. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question: positive
6. The requested rezoning would be consistent with the general trend of future building and population growth in the area
7. The requested rezoning would be consistent with the Master Plan

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 816.

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

20-045 Cooley Road street light request
The minimum estimate from Consumers Energy to place a street light at the requested location is $7,800. The board choose not to move forward.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-046 Fire Department parking lot repaving
The parking lots at both fire stations are in poor condition. The repair for each location was planned for in the current budget. Bids from four companies were presented.

The Public Safety Committee recommends contracting Asphalt Paving, Inc. to repave station #2 at a cost of $21,700.00; Pittman Asphalt Maintenance to fill cracks, repair damaged areas, seal, and stripe station #1 at a cost of $6,275.00; Pittman Asphalt Maintenance to fill cracks, seal, and stripe station #2 at a cost of $3,947.00.

Terry Knoll moved, supported by Jeff Jacobs, MOTION CARRIED, to complete the Fire Department parking lot projects as proposed.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

20-047 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $22,555.99; Public Safety $32,422.49; Water $38,717.74; Sewer $17,303.67; Street Lights $14,518.61; Trust & Agency $639.00
Totaling: $126,157.50
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared an online educational program offered by Michigan Township Association and would like the board to decide at the next meeting whether to participate or not.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Craig Sturtevant and another neighbor from Medema St. shared ongoing troubles they have had with a neighbor who consistently has loud parties causing a neighborhood disturbance.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:56pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Village of Fruitport Council Meeting Minutes – 05/18/20

VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
COUNCIL MEETING
MAY 18TH, 2020

1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 7pm.

2. Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Amy Haack, Jeff Guiles, Carl Rothenberger, Jay Bolt and Ann LaCroix
Absent: Donna Pope, Bill Overkamp (excused)

3. Approval of May 18th Council Meeting Agenda
Motion made by Amy to approve the agenda, supported by Carl. With a unanimous vote the motion carried.

4. Approval of April 29th Special council meeting minutes
Motion made by Amy to approve the meeting minutes, supported by Carl. With a unanimous vote the motion carried.

5. Public Comment
Denise Kelly, 157 8th Avenue questioned the road pavement near her home. She said it causes run off to the east. Roger agreed to check into it for her.

6. Correspondence
Ann read the Declaration of State of Emergency for Muskegon County. Amy suggested the protocol going forward is to share the information with residents. All agreed.

7. Reports from Officers
Amy will report under agenda items.
Carl – nothing to report.
Jeff – nothing to report.
Jay – will report under agenda items.
Roger – nothing to report.

8. 2020 3rd Avenue Project
Jay gave an update on the 2020 3rd Avenue Project. Jay advised that on May 12th that the obligated federal funding was approved. The bidding will take place in July. The project will be scheduled for August through October 2020.

9. Bridge Street Grant
Jay gave an update on the grant process. Frank Brechting, Brechting Bridge is working on the grant applications and it will be submitted by June 1st.

10. Kayak Launch
Amy gave an update on the kayak launch project. Prein & Newhof will survey the area this week. Once that is completed, Prein & Newhof will start developing construction plans.

11. Senior Millage
Amy advised there has been no update since the Letter of Intent and Senior Millage Municipal portion applications were submitted. She will follow up on them if no word prior to the next council meeting.

12. Boat Launch
Roger gave a report of boat launch earnings for the weekend. Roger advised the buoys will be going in soon.

13. 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Audit
Ann advised that the audit took place remotely this year. Copies of the audit will be available from our CPA in the next month. All 3 fund balances have increased this year leaving us in a good position for funding the 2020 3rd Avenue Project, Kayak Launch, and other budget items.
Ann also advised that our State Revenue Sharing payments have been decreased for the upcoming year due to COVID-19. The decrease is approximately 25%.

14. Garbage rate fee for 2020-2021
Ann advised that the garbage rates will be $132.89 this year if paid by July 31st. The delinquent fee will be $166.11 if paid after July 31st. The increase is due to increased costs billed by RMS Disposal. Motion made by Carl to approve the rates as presented, supported by Jeff.
Roll Call AYES: Haack, Rothenberger, Bolt, Guiles and Vanderstelt.
NAYS: None
Absent: Pope and Overkamp.

15. Public Comment
None

16. Warrants
Ann advised two additional bills have been received since emailing the bills to council. Prein & Newhof Engineering fee of $2900.00 out of the Major Street Fund and MML Workers Compensation payment of $2361.00 out of the General Fund. Motion made by Amy to approve the bills including the two additional bills, supported by Roger.
Roll Call AYES: Haack, Rothenberger, Bolt, Guiles and Vanderstelt.
NAYS: None
Absent: Pope and Overkamp.

17. Adjournment
Motion made by Amy to adjourn at 7:53pm, supported by Jeff. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,

Ann LaCroix
Clerk

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of May 11, 2020

This meeting was held virtually via Webex due to COVID-19.

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, May 11, 2020, via Webex electronic meeting.

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

At 7:04pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Also present via web: 0- residents; 1- employees; 3- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of March 23, 2020 as presented.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli shared local COVID-19 statistics; reported all Public Safety staff to be healthy and working.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that the smiley water tower valve project was postponed due to COVID-19; a brass and copper water service supplies purchase was made; a grand option is being explored for the erosion problem at the water filtration plant; the DPW crew will being working full staff on May 18th with precautions in place.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

20-044 First Reading: Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance
On April 21, 2020, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Township Board to approve the zone change from R-6 Single Family Residential District to the R-1 Medium Density Residential District for parcel number #61-15-126-100-0005-00 or 6205 Walker Rd, Fruitport, MI 49415. The change would be consistent with the Master Plan. This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on June 8, 2020.

20-043 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $102,667.40; Public Safety $173,574.23; Water $415,599.50; Sewer $88,971.51; Street Lights $14,652.90; Trust & Agency $4,428.78
Totaling: $799,894.32
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Andrea Anderson reported that burials have proceeded as needed at the cemetery.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:33pm.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

FCS – Business and Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – 06/22/20

Business and Finance Committee
Monday, June 22, 2020
11:30 a.m., Board Room
Meeting Minutes

Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Bob Szymoniak, and Mark Mesbergen

1. Budget
Mark presented the 2020 final budget amendments for the General Fund and the Special Revenue Funds. The General Fund is projected to finish with a $2,6,73,701 fund balance (8.65% of expenses). The Special Revenue Funds are all seeing big changes to their bottom line due to COVID-19. Mark presented the proposed 2021 original budget for the General Fund and the Special Revenue Funds. The General Fund is projected to have a $1,117,302 deficit and end with a $1,556,399 fund balance (5.15% of expenses).

2. Cashflow Resolution
Mark gave an update on Fruitport’s cash flow. Mark recommends the board take action on a resolution giving Bob and Mark the authority to borrow money for cash flow. Mark is not sure if the district would need to borrow due to the State budget situation but Mark felt this is something that could be done ahead of time to save time if there was a need to borrow.

3. Chartwells’ Renewal
Based on our contract with Chartwells, management fees are adjusted annually in accordance with the cpi. Management fees are adjusted to increase by 1% for the 2020-21 school year. Pre the State of Michigan, Fruitport needs to approve the contract renewal agreement which will be attached with the resolution. An addendum was included due to MDE guidance regarding summer food service programs.

4. 2020-21 Food Service Prices
Every year, our food service director has to complete a report for MDE to determine if Fruitport Community Schools has to increase our food service prices. The USDA has guidance that if a district has a positive fund balance, the district could freeze meal prices for the 2020-21 school year. The recommendation is to freeze meal prices.

5. Operating Millage Resolution
Fruitport’s Operating Millage is expiring this year. Mark recommended that we renew our millage of 18.5 mills (max to levy is 18 mills) for 4 years. If the district experiences a couple of rollbacks in that timeframe, the district could go back to the public. The election will be this November.

6. COVID -19 Update
Bob gave an update regarding COVID-19.

7. High School Gym Audio Bid
Over the past year, the current sound system in the main gym has been having some issues. During events, the system has been going in and out and sometimes the system has to be shut off and turned back on to work. The system is roughly 20 years old. Our technology consultant created an RFP to get a price to update the system. Daktronics was the lowest qualified bidder when the mandatory alternative was added to the bid amount.

8. Other – L-4029
The L-4029 is the report that Fruitport submits to the local townships to tell the township when and how much mills to levy the public. Every year, the board of education has to approve the report. The report states that summer taxes will be levied for Fruitport and Spring Lake Townships.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:56 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen

FCS – Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – 06/22/20

Personnel Committee
Monday, June 22, 2020
6:00 p.m. ~ Board Room
MEETING MINUTES

Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Tim Burgess, Bob Szymoniak

1. A personnel report was given which focused on staffing implications of the budget development process.

2. It was reported that planning on the return to school in light of the coronavirus has been put on hold until the requirements are made known from the governor on June 30.

3. An update on changes to the alternative education program was given.

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Bob Szymoniak

FCS – Student Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes – 06/18/20

Student Affairs Committee
Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:00 p.m. ~ Board Room
MEETING MINUTES

Attendance: Amy Upham, Allison Camp, Jill Brott, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, Bob Szymoniak

1. A recommendation was made and supported by the committee to place the “Willing to Wait” resource on the Board agenda for approval. This resource received an endorsement from the Reproductive Health Committee.

2. A recap was given regarding how academics went during the mandated school closure.

3. A change to the middle school handbook was shared.

4. It was reported that any further planning on what school will look like this fall in light of the coronavirus would be placed on hold until the governor released her plan for schools on June 30.

5. Preliminary plans for restructuring alternative education were given.

Meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Bob Szymoniak

Ask Dr. Universe – Parachutes

How do parachutes work? -Lucas, 11, Alberta, Canada

Dear Lucas,

Have you ever blown on a puffy white dandelion? Your breath sends dozens of seeds scattering, gliding to a soft landing somewhere new.

Look closely at one of those seeds, and you’ll see a familiar shape. The tiny passenger (the seed) has a wispy, circular top, which helps it float to its next destination.

Parachutes work a lot like dandelion seeds—using the same invisible forces all around us. Nicholas Cerruti, a physics professor at Washington State University, helped me learn how.

The air around you is packed with tiny things called molecules. You can’t see them, but you’re constantly bumping into them. This is true for you, and for every object in motion on Earth.

“As an object moves through air, it needs to move the air around it,” Cerruti explained.

Imagine you drop a piece of paper. As the paper falls, it strikes air molecules. Molecules bounce off the paper and each other. Bumping together, they produce a force. As the paper falls, air molecules push against it in the opposite direction. This force slows the paper’s motion.

Scientists call this “air resistance” or “drag.” Gravity pulls everything down on Earth: whether it’s a person jumping from a plane or a paper falling from your hand. But drag works against that pull, slowing it down.

Some objects fall faster than others because they produce less drag. “A classic example is a penny and feather,” Cerruti said. “If you drop a penny and feather at the same time, the feather will drop at a slower rate.”

A feather takes up more space than a penny, just like a person takes up more space with a parachute. With more surface to work against, the air gives a bigger push against gravity’s pull. That’s why someone with a parachute falls more slowly than someone without one.

Parachutes work by creating lots of drag. The same idea appears in nature: in dandelion seeds, bird wings, and more. “Flying squirrels have a skin between their legs that develops like a parachute,” Cerutti said. “Instead of the squirrel dropping out of a tree, they can glide.”

Every year, Cerruti and the Physics and Astronomy Club test these ideas by dropping pumpkins from the top of a tall building.

“Usually we use parachutes on pumpkins as a joke,” he said. “We’ll put a very small parachute on, and it doesn’t slow it down very much. But we’ve been doing an egg drop the past couple of years. Using parachutes really does slow down the egg, and it can land safely.”

You can try this out yourself at home. Ask an adult to help you find a coffee filter or plastic bag and some string.

Try attaching your “parachute” to different small objects: an action figure, pencil, or penny.
When you drop them, do they slow down? Can you help your passenger fall to a soft landing? Try it and see what works!

Happy experimenting,
Dr. Universe

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FCS – Truth and Taxation Public Hearing Special Board Meeting Agenda – 06/29/20

Fruitport Community Schools
TRUTH AND TAXATION
PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Monday, June 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room

AGENDA

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. BUDGET HEARING PRESENTATION

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

VI. OTHER

VII. 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.

Fruitport Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting Agenda – 06/29/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Annual Organizational Meeting
June 29, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room

I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Re-adoption of all Existing Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Education (attachment #1)
VI. Designation of Banking Institution (attachment #2)
VII. Resolution for Investment Authority (attachment #3)
VIII. Designation of Legal Firms (attachment #4)
IX. Establishment of Board Compensation (attachment #5)
X. Approval of District Memberships and Affiliations (attachment #6)
XI. Designation of Board Member Liaison to MASB (attachment #7)
XII. Adoption of Schedule of Regular Monthly Meetings (attachment #8)
XIII. Designation of Authorized Signatures (attachment #9)
XIV. Administration Designation of Treasurer Responsibilities (attachment #10)
XV. Safe Deposit Box Authority (attachment #11)
XVI. Fee for Board Meeting Request (attachment #12)
XVII. Approval of Courses Contained in the District Course Catalog (attachment #13)
XVIII. Adjournment

– Recess –

Fruitport Board of Education Meeting Agenda – 06/29/20

Fruitport Community Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Board Room
3255 E. Pontaluna Rd, Fruitport, MI 49415
Monday, June 29, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. PRESENTATIONS

V. COMMUNICATIONS

VI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

VII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

VIII. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Workshop Meeting Minutes of June 23, 2020 (attachment VIII-1)
2. Approval of Bills (attachment VIII-2)
General Fund                           $35,048.20
Other Funds:
Early Childhood Center              2,094.49
Food Service                                 3,460.66
Coop Ed (ISD) Tech Millage        3,312.50
Capital Projects (Bond)             21,471.98
Total Bill List                          $65,387.83

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. MHSAA 2020-21 Membership (attachment IX-1)
2. Shared Services with North Muskegon Public Schools (attachment IX-2)

X. BUSINESS & FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Elroy Buckner, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held June 22, 2020 (attachment X-1)
2. School Service Fund Amendment (attachment X-2)
3. General Fund Budget Amendment (attachment X-3)
4. School Service Fund 2020-21 (attachment X-4)
5. Budget Appropriations Act of the 2020-21 General Fund (attachment X-5)
6. Operating Millage (attachment X-6)
7. Authority for Fruitport Community Schools to Borrow Funds (attachment X-7)
8. Main Gym Sound System (attachment X-8)
9. 2020-21 Chartwells’ Renewal (attachment X-9)
10. L-4029 Property Tax Levy (attachment X-10)
11. Food Service Prices for the 2020-21 School Year (attachment X-11)

XI. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Steve Kelly, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held June 22, 2020 (attachment XI-1)

XII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Jill Brott, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held June 18, 2020 (attachment XII-1)
2. Reproductive Health Resource (attachment XII-2)
3. Middle School Student Handbook (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.

Village of Fruitport Special Council Meeting Agenda – 06/22/20

VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
AGENDA
JUNE 22nd, 2020
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of June 22nd Council Meeting Agenda
4. Public Comments (limited to 3 minutes each)

New Business
5. 2020 3rd Avenue Resolution
6. Boat Launch
–a. Fines
–b. Extra boat launch attendant hours

7. Public Comment (Limited to 3 minutes each)
8. Adjournment

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 06/22/20

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

JUNE 22, 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: 6/8/20 and 6/15/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Kris Collee, Agewell Services, to present senior services plan

08. New Business
A. Donna VanderVries with an update from Muskegon County Equalization
B. Disturbing the peace ordinance discussion
C. MTA online training membership
D. Blue Care Network COVID relief medical insurance adjustment
E. Water shut-offs and penalties
F. City of Muskegon beach parking pass

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

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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 – What Tornadoes are Made Of

What is a tornado made of? – Alice, 6, Ames, Iowa

Dear Alice,

Have you ever felt a warm wind blow by you, followed by a cold gust of air? You can’t see it, but you can sense it on your skin. Invisible to you, winds mix together.

Usually, these winds are harmless. But under the right conditions, they can also be the main ingredients for a tornado.

To learn more, I chatted with Jon Contezac, Craig Oswald, and Joe Zagrodnik, a team of Washington State University scientists who are very curious about the weather.

To make a tornado, they explained, you need two big things: rising air and rotating air.

“When you have the right amount of both, a storm is more likely to produce a tornado,” Zagrodnik said. “That’s no guarantee—you’re just more likely to have a tornado under those conditions.”

A special storm called a “supercell” often has those ingredients. Supercells form as a rotating mass, with air rising quickly within.

Different temperature winds can cause rising and rotation. Warm air rises, but cool air sinks. Warm air trapped near the surface can rise fast if there’s much cooler wind above it. When these winds cross paths from different directions, they may spin skyward.

Rising, rotating air can form a funnel cloud: the first visible sign of a potential tornado. Funnel clouds look like an ice cream cone pulling down from the sky. They’re usually dark gray, made of condensed water like other clouds.

Tornadoes get their color from moisture, plus things picked up along the way. “It’s like a cloud at some point,” Oswald explained. “If it reaches the ground and starts to stir up dirt, it will lift that dirt up into the funnel and turn it dark.”

If a funnel cloud’s rotation touches the ground, it becomes a tornado. But many funnel clouds never do. Their rotation fades, and they disappear without causing damage.

Tornadoes aren’t the only weather patterns to form from twirling wind. Where I live in Washington, I sometimes see dust devils: spirals of swirling dirt. But they’re different from tornadoes.

“Tornadoes’ rotation comes from the cloud and goes down to the surface,” Contezac said. “But dust devils have pockets of intense hot air at the surface, and air spins rapidly around those pockets. They’re generated from the surface upward.”

Not all rotating storms cause tornadoes. But it’s important to know how to stay safe if a tornado happens near you. A watch means the ingredients to produce a tornado exist. A warning means a tornado has actually been created.

During a tornado watch, you should be on the lookout for storms in your area. A tornado warning is when you should go to a safe location, like a basement or bathroom. Talk to grown-ups you live with about where to go.

Although scientists know tornadoes’ general recipe, they still hold a lot of mystery. We’re still trying to learn why some storms make tornadoes and others don’t. Maybe someday you can help uncover the answer.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

Instructions for Participating in the June 15th Fruitport Village Council Meeting

The Village Council meeting will be held on Monday June 15th at 7pm. It will be held as a teleconference call. To participate you will need to call 1-844-474-0925 and use a passcode of 57182580 followed by the # sign. The meeting will start at 7pm but the phone line will be open at 6:45pm to allow for you to join prior to the opening of the council meeting. Just like a regular meeting the public will be given an opportunity to talk during the Public Comment portion of the meeting. If possible, please mute your phone if you participate and only unmute if you make a public comment. Thank you.

Ask Dr. Universe – How Bees Fly

How can bees fly? – Christopher, Kansas

Dear Christopher,

Bees fly like a blur, with wings too fast to see. Often, you hear them before you see them. They’re small, but their sound is unmistakable. Bees hover with a telltale buzz.

And that buzz offers a big clue. It comes from very fast vibrations—the secret to bees’ flight.

That’s what I learned from Steve Sheppard, an entomologist at Washington State University who studies bees.

Look closely at a bee, and you’ll see their bodies have three major parts: a head, a middle bundle, and a large, striped rear. That middle part is called the thorax, home to all six legs and four wings. It’s also the anchor for the bee’s movement.

Bees’ wings attach to muscles in the thorax. They work sort of like spoons inside a shoebox, Sheppard explained.

“Think of a shoebox with the lid slightly smaller than the box,” Sheppard said. “Then you have the wings—let’s say they’re like wooden spoons sticking out through that gap. So you can imagine that if the lid goes up and down, then the wings go up and down.”

Bees’ wings work similarly. They’re hinged to the thorax. When the bee moves its thorax up and down, its wings move too.

But the wings don’t exactly flap up and down. They actually twist in a special figure-8 pattern. Combining short, choppy rotations with incredible speed, bees’ wings can beat over 200 times each second!

When bees churn their wings like this, they spin the air around them. Twisting wings create a vortex, a sort of small tornado. Rotating the air around them, bees can lift their body up, down, forward, and backward. They can even hover in mid-air.

But there’s another very special thing about bee flight. Like birds, bees direct their wings through signals from their brain. When the brain sends instructions to the flight muscles, the wings move.

For most birds, one brain signal equals one wing flap. “When you think of a bird, it sends an electrical signal to the muscle and it says, ‘Boom, contract,’” Sheppard said. The muscle tightens and relaxes, flapping the wing.

But bees’ wings work differently. They rely on something called resonance frequency: very fast vibrations, started by one initial movement. Their brains don’t send signals for every single rotation. Instead, their wings beat by vibrating.

“They just send a signal every now and then, and that’s enough to keep the muscle bouncing,” Sheppard said.

Using this combination of rotation and vibration, bees can move their wings very fast with each brain signal. That’s what helps them beat their wings at such incredible speed.

Bees aren’t the only insects who use this method. Flies and beetles fly like this, too. Even hummingbirds beat their wings with vibration—a very unusual style for a bird.

The next time you meet a bee, you probably won’t see its wings beating within the blur. But you’ll know there’s a lot going on beneath its buzz.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

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FCS – Special Board Meeting Minutes – 06/01/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Special Board Meeting
June 1, 2020
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

I. The Special Meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 6:08 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. ROLL CALL: Present – Jill Brott, Elroy Buckner, Susan Franklin, Kris Cole, Dave Hazekamp, and Steve Kelly.
Absent – Tim Burgess

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-041. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Cole to approve the agenda as presented.
Roll Call Vote: Buckner, Yes; Brott, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes. Absent – Burgess.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

IV. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes.
Item 20-042. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2020.
Roll Call Vote: Buckner, Yes; Brott, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes. Absent – Burgess.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

2. Construction Change Order.
Item 20-043. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to approve the change order to regrade and repave the parking lot located between the High School and Edgewood Elementary as presented.
Roll Call Vote: Buckner, Yes; Brott, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes. Absent – Burgess.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

3. Federal Funding Resolution.
Item 20-044. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to adopt the resolution in support of Federal Funding of Public Education in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as presented.
Roll Call Vote: Buckner, Yes; Brott, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes. Absent – Burgess.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

VI. OTHER
None.

VII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-045. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

The meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Maribeth Clarke, recording secretary for the Board of Education

Village of Fruitport Special Council Meeting Minutes – 04/29/20

VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 29, 2020

1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 6:04pm.

2. Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Bill Overkamp, Amy Haack, Jeff Guiles, Carl Rothenberger, Jay Bolt and Ann LaCroix
Absent: Donna Pope (excused)

3. Approval of April 29th Council Meeting Agenda
Motion made by Amy to approve the agenda, supported by Jeff. With a unanimous vote the motion carried.

4. Approval of April 20th council meeting minutes
Motion made by Bill to approve the meeting minutes, supported by Amy. With a unanimous vote the motion carried.

5. Public Comment
None

6. 2020 3rd Avenue Project
Jay advised that he and Roger attended a virtual meeting with MDOT and Prein & Newhof. The design phase for the project will be complete this week and out for bidding no later than June. The bids should be received in July and obligated by August. Jay and Roger requested that the project be completed August – October 2020 instead of the new projected time frame of June-August 31, 2021. The timeframe will be determined after the bidding process is completed. Ann confirmed that the village contribution for the project is in the budget. Jay will continue to update the council on the status of the project.

7. Boat Launch
A discussion took place on when to start selling daily and annual passes for the Boat Launch. Due to the Stay Home order it was determined that the boat launch will continue to be free until May 16th. At that point user will need to purchase an annual pass or daily use pass. Ann will check with the Pharmacy and Waypoint regarding their willingness to sell the annual passes again this year.

8. Public Comment
None

9. Adjournment
Motion made by Amy to adjourn the meeting at 6:48pm, supported by Jeff. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,

Ann LaCroix
Clerk

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 06/08/20

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

JUNE 8, 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: 5/11/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Second reading: Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance
B. Cooley Rd. street light request

08. New Business
A. Fire Department parking lot repaving

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 – The Internet

How does the Internet actually work? I know you can type in most anything and it just pops up and all that, but how? – Eden, age 8, Oregon

Dear Eden,

If you wrote me a physical letter, it would take a few days to reach me. You put the letter in your mailbox. A postal worker picks it up. Then it travels between different post offices on its journey from you to me.

But within seconds of you sending this question over the Internet, it was sitting in my inbox. How can this be?

The whole Internet works like the mail system—but much faster. That’s what I learned from Adam Hahn, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington State University.

You can think of the Internet as one big network connecting different devices. They’re all able to “talk” to each other because they follow the same rules, called protocols. Computers all have their own address, called an “IP address.” An IP address is a long combination of letters and numbers.

The Internet carries information through electronic signals, invisible to you. But it needs physical things to carry these signals. Special devices called “routers” pick them up and push them to their destination, using wires and cables.

Some computers play a special role as “servers.” Servers are like filing cabinets, keeping all the information of a particular website. They receive your request for information, find the right file, and send it back to you.

When you search for something, your request goes from your IP address to the nearest router. That router bounces it to another router, and so on, until it reaches the server. The server sends information back to your IP address the same way, through the router network.

But what are those electronic signals made of? All the information on the Internet travels in the form of “packets.” Packets are broken-up pieces of a file. They’re written in a language of 1s and 0s, which computers can read. Everything you send or receive is made of packets—whether it’s this question, a Google search, or even a video call with family far away.

“You can think of a packet like an envelope, and your IP address as like a zip code or mailing address,” Hahn explained. If you wrote me a letter, you’d send it in a single envelope. But on the Internet, your message travels as lots of packets.

Imagine writing a letter, cutting it into tiny pieces, and sending them in their own individual envelopes. When the letter arrives, it would have to be taped back together!

But on the Internet, information travels faster sliced into pieces. Packets take different routes to arrive at the same place. When all the packets arrive, your computer puts them all back together like a puzzle. This all happens in under a second.

I’m glad the Internet does this work for us. There’s nothing more exciting to me than reading your curious questions. Thanks to the Internet, I don’t have to wait long to see them.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

Local Farm Markets Open for Season with New Safety Measures

WEST MICHIGAN – As Spring comes into full bloom and starts to hint of Summer, it’s the time of year when Farm Markets are starting to open throughout West Michigan, with fresh, local food offerings.

Read on to learn more about Agritourism destinations in West Michigan, as featured in this year’s Carefree Travel Guide. The travel guide is available to view digitally, or request a free copy by mail at WMTA.org.

Visitors are encouraged to confirm with any business they are planning to visit to check if they are currently open for visitors, and any new safety restrictions they may have in place.

Dairies
Local dairies are a great place to teach kids about where our food comes from. You’ll find Country Dairy in New Era, and MOO-ville Creamery in Nashville, both of which offer tours of their facilities. Learning about their robotic milking machines is a great way to see technology in action, and you’ll even see cows waiting in line for their turn to walk themselves into the completely-automated milking robot at Country Dairy! Make sure you plan time for a stop at the free petting farm when you visit MOO-ville Creamery, where your kids can visit the farm animals and burn some energy on the farm toys in the play area. Trying the homemade ice cream when you visit is a must, but know that both Country Dairy and MOO-ville are great stops for lunch, and you can enjoy an endless glass of fresh milk (white or chocolate) with your meal!

Petting Farms
Visiting a petting farm gives your kids the chance to interact with animals they won’t find at home! The Critter Barn in Zeeland has a wide range of animals, plus special events throughout the year. Admission is by donation, & you’ll get to visit with all of their animals (including the babies in spring!). You can buy hay buckets for 50¢ to feed the sheep, goats, & cows. In New Era, Lewis Farms turned one of their older orchard areas into a barnyard which is now home to a fantastic collection of unusual animals & birds, including an aviary full of colorful and social parakeets. Post Family Farm in Hudsonville is a great destination for school field trips. Students are encouraged to pet the animals, even a pig if the tour guide can catch one! You can feed the goats and sheep while visiting, and pick up a homemade pumpkin donut for yourself.

U-Picks
There’s something about picking your own produce that makes it taste better! Check what’s in season, and head out to a local orchard. The u-pick apple orchard at Gull Meadow Farms in Richland opens in early September each fall and begins with McIntosh and Honey Gold, with other varieties ripening throughout the season. You’ll find 12 different varieties of blueberries growing on 800 acres of blueberry plants at Reenders Blueberry Farms in West Olive. Overhiser Orchards in South Haven offers u-pick options from roughly the first week of July when their sweet cherries ripen. As the season goes on, you’ll also find sour cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears, and apples for picking.

Farm Markets
Local farm markets bring the best of what’s fresh and seasonal right to you. You’ll also find a great variety of locally-made products, with everything from jams and jellies to baked goods and syrups. Many cities host regular farmers markets, showcasing local farmers, producers, and artisans. The Muskegon Farmers Market, Grand Haven/Spring Lake Farmers Market, Holland Farmers Market, and Allegan Farmer’s Market are all good stops to make when you’re in town. If you’re interested in all things blueberry, you’ll want to stop by Leduc Blueberries in Paw Paw, Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market in Holland, or Crossroads Blueberry Market in Grand Haven. When you heading north, make time to visit Farmer White’s in Williamsburg or Friske’s Farm Market in Ellsworth.

Opening Businesses Together on the Muskegon Lakeshore

Muskegon, MI – The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce promotes reopening local business as soon as possible. The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber is providing resources to assist businesses in opening up in time for tourism season.

Surveys show that reopening a business is a process that can take anywhere from one to four weeks. “We are happy to see some industries open like manufacturing, construction and retail” said Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. “It is now time for more small businesses to experiment with soft or test openings.” To effectively train employees on the new safety processes, they need practice, according to Larsen. “We are encouraging businesses to get ready now for when the state officially opens.”

“As long as business owners and employees are diligent in taking all the safety precautions such as social distancing and stringent cleaning protocol, life can get back to normal in Muskegon County”, said Kathy Moore, Muskegon County Public Health Director and Officer.

Local governments are ready to assist in this important process. “Residents in Muskegon County need to know that local government and law-enforcement are working together to support the safe reopening of business,” stated DJ Hilson, Muskegon County Prosecutor.

“The Muskegon Lakeshore is a premier waterfront destination,” Bob Lukens, Director of Visit Muskegon, the county’s convention and visitors bureau. “Muskegon has big, clean beaches that offer visitors room to spread out and enjoy the sun and water, and our outdoor spaces provide activities for the entire family, like biking, hiking, boating or simply relaxing in our beautiful lakeshore communities.”

Fruitport Board of Education Virtual Meeting Minutes – 05/18/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Regular Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting

I. The Regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

II. ROLL CALL: Present – Jill Brott, Elroy Buckner, Tim Burgess, Kris Cole, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, and Steve Kelly.

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-033. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve the agenda as presented. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

IV. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

V. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Superintendent, Bob Szymoniak gave an update on distance learning and iReady. He stated the district has seen a student participation rate that has exceeded his expectations.

Business and Finance Director, Mark Mesbergen spoke about the State’s financial crisis. He explained how the State might balance the budget with significant cuts to school funding. More details will follow.

VI. CONSENT AGENDA
Item 20-034. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Burgess to approve the Consent Agenda as listed. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
1. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2020
2. Acceptance of Bills, Monthly Financial Report, and ACH Transactions
3. Acceptance of Student Activity Summary Report
4. Acceptance of Credit Card and Utilities Report
5. Approval of Capital Projects Progress Report
6. Approval of the Personnel Report
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VII. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. MAISD 2020-21 General Fund Budget Resolution.
Item 20-035. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Buckner to adopt the Resolution to approve the MAISD 2020-21 budget as presented. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

VIII. BUSINESS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Nothing to Report.

IX. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Letter of Agreement, Fruitport Education Association.
Item 20-036. MOTION by Kelly, SECOND by Franklin to approve the Fruitport Education Association’s Letter of Agreement to adjust the mentor section of the contract as presented. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

X. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Parent-Student Athletic Handbook.
Item 20-037. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve the Parent-Student Athletic Handbook with changes as presented. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XI. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS
Steve Kelly spoke about distance learning.
Kris Cole stated that the Robotics Team won the FIRST Robotic’s Chairman’s Award.

XII. AGENDA ITEMS for FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF ANY SPECIAL MEETINGS
1. Business and Finance Committee will meet June 22, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
2. Personnel Committee will meet June 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
3. Student Affairs Committee will meet June 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
4. Board Workshop, June 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
5. Truth and Taxation Budget Hearing, June 29, 2020
Item 20-038. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to schedule a Truth and Taxation Budget Hearing on June 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

6. Regular June Board Meeting
Item 20-039. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to postpone the Regular June Board Meeting to June 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Roll call: Brott, Yes; Buckner, Yes; Burgess, Yes; Cole, Yes; Franklin, Yes; Hazekamp, Yes; Kelly, Yes.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

XIV. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-040. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Steve Kelly, Board Secretary
Maribeth Clarke, Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education Virtual Meeting Agenda – 05/18/20

Fruitport Community Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Monday, May 18, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

V. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

VI. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2020 (attachment VI-1)
2. Approval of Bills (attachment VI-2)
General Fund                                $108,574.73
Other Funds:
Early Childhood Center                     6,174.74
Food Service                                   136,807.96
Coop Ed (ISD) Tech Millage            37,987.14
Capital Projects (Bond)                   83,275.04
Total Bill List                              $372,819.61

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

VII. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. MAISD 2020-21 General Fund Budget Resolution (attachment VII-1)

VIII. BUSINESS & FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Elroy Buckner, Chairperson

IX. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Steve Kelly, Chairperson
1. Letter of Agreement, Fruitport Education Association (attachment IX-1)

X. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Jill Brott, Chairperson
1. Parent-Student Athletic Handbook (attachment X-1)

XI. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS

XII. 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

XIII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

XIV. 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.

ACT on the Fair and Equal Michigan Ballot Initiative

by Steve Huston

A Brief History:
The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in Michigan on the basis of “religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, familial status, or marital status” in employment, housing, education, and access to public accommodations. After passing both the Senate and the House, it was signed into law by Michigan Governor William Milliken in 1977.

lgbtqflagMembers of the LGBT community sought, unsuccessfully, to be included in the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act while it was still in committee hearing (1973); and since Elliott-Larsen’s passage, several additional bills have been introduced to add protections for the LBT community—all of them unsuccessful. To read more about this history click here. To read the law itself, click here.

Currently:
A group of activists and businesses are promoting The Fair and Equal Michigan ballot initiative. If passed, this would re-define the word “sex” in the Elliott-Larsen law to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression”, effectively extending this law’s protections to the LGBT community. It would also define “religion” to include the religious beliefs of an individual.

While we certainly do not encourage discrimination against any group of people, neither do we, as Christians, want to bring us into a position where we are more easily discriminated against.

It’s no surprise that Governor Whitmer supports this endeavor; gratefully there are those in our system of government who are standing against this push.

Bridgemi.com reports: “House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, has questioned the need for LGBT anti-discrimination protections and won election in 2014 by defeating a Republican incumbent who had introduced gay rights legislation.

“‘I do not believe we can pass this law while still protecting religious freedom,’ Chatfield said last year on WKAR-TV’s ‘Off The Record.’

“‘You’ve seen these laws passed in other states where what happens, in my opinion, is a reverse discrimination against those who have religious beliefs.’”

House Speaker Chatfield was also quoted by mlive.com as saying, “I probably would not allow a bill to come up that I believe would infringe on religious freedom.”

“Personally, I don’t believe people should be discriminated against,” he said. “But at the same time, I’m never going to endorse a law or allow a bill to come for a vote that I believe infringes on someone’s ability to exercise their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Who else is pushing this pro-LGBTQ+ agenda? :
Business leaders backing the petition drive include DTE Energy President and CEO Jerry Norcia, Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe, Herman Miller President and CEO Andi Owen, Whirlpool Corp. Vice President Jeff Noel, and Dow Inc. CEO Jim Fitterling.

What can we do? :
Fair and Equal Michigan is in the process of obtaining the 340,000+ signatures needed to place this initiative on the ballot. If they are successful, and it is likely they will be, we need to mobilize to defeat it at the ballot box. As stated above, if passed, it will eliminate religious liberty as we have come to know it.

The Family Research Council (FRC) asks that those who care about religious liberty do the following:

1. Get the word out to those in your networks about this proposal.  For you pastors, gather two or three others in your area and hold a press conference announcing your opposition and reasons.

2. They have established a Facebook page called “Michigan Families Voting No to Discrimination”.  Please go to the page, like it, and share it with your friends.  They’re using the page to post important resource information about the issue.

3. They also ask that if you lead a group, please strongly consider issuing a press release announcing your opposition to the proposal.

A further word from FRC Michigan:
Working together, we can defeat this and insure our religious liberties and the ability to preach the full counsel of the Word of God remains intact.  When the church shows up, we win!

We at American Decency Association urge you to be earnestly praying over this and the many other issues that we face in this upcoming election. Pray that God will rule and overrule and that He will bless us with His grace to handle each and every outcome. These are times that require a steadfastness that only comes from knowing intimately the God of the Bible and His Word. May we constantly walk in discernment and wisdom, truly ending up on the right side of HIS story (history).

Muskegon County Implements Limited Access to Address Fiscal Emergency

The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the participation of county employees in the State of Michigan’s Work Share program and will reduce employee work hours anywhere from 20% – 60% each week starting immediately through July 25, 2020. This is in addition to the 100 full-time employee furloughs that began in mid-April.

After having consulted with the chief judges of the Muskegon County Courts, elected officials, and department heads, the Board determined that a fiscal emergency requires temporary limited access to certain county facilities, including the Hall of Justice. Generally, county departments conducting 24/7 operations and mandated services will not be affected. Muskegon County will continue to follow the recent extension of the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order issued May 22, 2020, which remains in effect until June 12, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

In response to the Board’s decision, the courts as well as many county departments have agreed to temporarily reduce hours of operation from May 25, 2020 to July 25, 2020 while other departments will begin June 1st.

Reduced hours will be Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. As an exception, due to the July 4, 2020 holiday being observed on Friday, July 3, 2020, courts will have limited access on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Each court will continue to follow procedures for all emergency matters as outlined by Local Administrative Order 2020-03J. This limited access plan will not impact the courts’ mandate for a phased return to full capacity as required by the Michigan Supreme Court in Administrative Order 2020-14.

In all, the County will have approximately 400 employees furloughed through July 25th. The County’s proactive measures to offset anticipated revenue losses from COVID-19 are estimated to save approximately $1.8 million across all departments.

The following County Department Offices, deemed essential by Executive Order 2020-96, will operate with a reduced workforce on Fridays:

Airport, HealthWest, Jail, JTC, MATS, Parks, Prosecutor, Public Health, Sheriff, Solid Waste, Treasurer, Wastewater and Water.

All other departments will operate Monday through Thursday.

Ask Dr. Universe – Orange Carrots

Why are carrots orange? – Caden, 11, NC

Dear Caden,

When you picture the carrot section at a grocery store in the United States, you probably imagine rows of orange. But carrots can come in a rainbow of other colors: purple, yellow, red, and more.

And the first carrots weren’t orange at all. They were stark white.

That’s what I learned from Tim Waters, a Vegetable Specialist at Washington State University-Extension. He studies how to grow different kinds of vegetables, and helps others learn how to grow them too.

Carrots you eat today are domesticated. Domestication happens when humans tame wild plants or animals for many generations. Over a long period of time, people bred the carrot ancestors for traits such as sweet taste and attractive color.

Domestication helps explain how wolves became dogs, and how teosinte became maize. It’s also how a wild white root became sweet and orange.

“Before carrots were domesticated, they were believed to be white and very bitter and woody,” Waters said. “When people began domesticating them, the first types that were bred and fed upon by humans were purple and yellowish in color.”

Scientists think people first domesticated carrots in Central Asia around 1100 years ago.

Even though the first carrots weren’t as sweet as the ones you eat today, people probably weren’t eating the roots.

“It’s known that carrots were first grown primarily for seed and the uses of leaves,” Waters said. But as more colors emerged, the roots became tastier and became the more valuable part of the carrot.

We don’t know exactly when the first orange carrots appeared. But we have a good idea of why that color stuck around—simply because humans liked it.

“Orange wasn’t a naturally occurring color. It was kind of a genetic flaw, and then it was selected for,” Waters said.

One story says orange carrots became popular in the Netherlands in the 1600s. Orange became the national color, so orange carrots were supposedly associated with the royal family and William of Orange. But orange carrots probably weren’t bred by the Dutch. They just became more popular there.

Over time, orange carrots became the most common variety in some parts of the world. “That’s really why, in Western society, everybody perceives carrots to be orange,” Waters said.

But that orange color isn’t just for looks.

Orange carrots are packed with chemicals called carotenoids—specifically, beta-carotene. Your body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which helps you grow and protects you from getting sick.

Beta-carotene isn’t just nutritious. It’s also loaded with orange pigment. That’s why vegetables with lots of beta-carotene—like sweet potatoes, squash, and pumpkins—share the same color.

But what about that rainbow of other carrot colors? They have their own special qualities, too. Purple carrots get their color from loads of anthocyanin, a chemical that is healthy for your heart.

Carrot breeders have even created carrots with multiple colors. You can get the best of both worlds: a carrot that is orange on the inside, purple on the outside!

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

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FCS – Special Board Meeting Agenda – 06/01/20

Fruitport Community Schools
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Monday, June 1, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

AGENDA

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Regular Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2020 (attachment IV-1)
2. Construction Change Order (attachment IV-2)
3. Federal Funding Resolution (attachment IV-3)

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

VI. OTHER

VII. 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 one opportunity for the public to comment during the meeting. Members of the audience may wish to bring issues to the Board of Education for board consideration. Time limits may be placed if a large number of individuals would like to address the board.

Ask Dr. Universe – Popcorn

How was popcorn discovered? – Jalen, 12, Benson, N.C.

Dear Jalen,

There’s nothing like popcorn in progress: the snapping kernels, the warm buttery smell, and the knowledge that a delicious snack will be ready in minutes. It gives you some good time to think and wonder: how did humans first start doing this?

To find out where popcorn came from, I visited my friend Erin Thornton, an archaeologist at Washington State University. Archaeologists study how humans lived in the past—including the things they ate.

To learn the story of popcorn, we have to trace the history of maize.

Maize is another word for what you think of as corn. Humans grow it all over the world today, but it all started in Mexico.

Long before maize, there was a plant called teosinte (tay-oh seen-tay). If you saw teosinte in person, you probably wouldn’t guess it’s the grandparent of your popcorn. “It doesn’t really look like modern maize at all because it lacks large cobs—instead it looks more like a weedy grass,” Thornton said.

But over time, ancient people selected teosinte plants with softer and larger numbers of kernels. Over many generations, this resulted in the plant we know as maize.

Many scientists think all the first corn was popping corn. It was very important to the people who made it. The Aztecs used popcorn for both decoration and for eating. They also had a word, “totopoca,” for the sound of popcorn popping.

The Maya even tell stories about humans being created from maize. “It speaks volumes about how important this crop was to people who lived at that time,” Thornton said.

Popcorn is easily destroyed, so it can be hard for archaeologists to find it after hundreds or thousands of years. But the oldest popcorn ever found comes from a cave in New Mexico, estimated to be 5,600 years old. (Not quite as fresh as your popcorn, straight out of the microwave.)

We don’t know exactly who first discovered that popcorn can pop. But it’s a process that would have happened when people first started mixing dried kernels and heat.

Popcorn pops through interaction with heat. If you’ve ever looked at popcorn kernels before popping, you know they have a very hard outer shell. The insides are very hard too—until heat touches them.

When heat meets the natural moisture in the kernel, it creates pressurized steam within the shell. This steam softens the kernel’s insides. That heat and pressure increases, until the kernel can’t hold it anymore. And then pop! It explodes.

With that pop, the pressure in the kernel suddenly drops. The steam expands. All that inner goodness puffs out. That’s why popcorn looks like a little cloud.

We don’t know if the first popcorn-makers used flavorings. But when European colonists first learned about popcorn, they enjoyed eating it with milk and sugar like cereal!

Thornton told me white cheddar is her favorite popcorn flavor. Which kind do you like best?

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe