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Fruitport Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes – 09/21/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Regular Monthly Meeting
September 21, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Board Room

Zoom Conference Log-In: https://zoom.us/j/94986161975?pwd=dHhiREZFZU1LWGpMc214VkRBZktPdz09

I. The Regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 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, Dave Hazekamp, and Steve Kelly.

IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-107. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the agenda with the following two changes: table X-2 (Downtown Development Authority Resolution) and eliminate XVII (Closed Session to Discuss Upcoming Superintendent Evaluation)
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

V. PRESENTATIONS
None.

VI. COMMUNICATIONS
Steve Kelly read aloud thank you notes from Paul Guzman and Maribeth Clarke.

VII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
Kate H. (virtually) stated that she is writing a story on how school districts are responding to the pandemic. She will contact Superintendent, Bob Szymoniak with questions regarding Fruitport’s Response Plan.

Heidi Tice (virtually) asked the Board to educate themselves before voting on the Downtown Development Authority resolution.

Kendrah Robinson (virtually) thanked Curriculum Director, Allison Camp for allowing her son to transition back to the classroom after starting the year virtually. Kendrah stated that she feels the district has gone the extra mile to ensure the safety of the staff and students. “It is working!” she said.

VIII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Superintendent, Bob Szymoniak shared his appreciation for how well the staff and students have responded to COVID-19 protocols. All is going remarkably well.

IX. CONSENT AGENDA
Item 20-108. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Brott to approve the Consent Agenda as listed below:
1. Approval of Special Meeting Minutes of August 24, 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

X. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Naming the Soccer Field.
Item 20-109. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Burgess to approve naming the high school soccer stadium the Ken Erny Field as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

2. Downtown Development Authority Resolution. (tabled for future discussion)

XI. BUSINESS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held September 14, 2020.
Elroy Buckner reported on a Business and Finance Committee meeting held September 14, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Mark Mesbergen, John Winskas, Tim Tiefenbach, and Bob Szymoniak were present. The committee discussed the Audit, Election, COVID Funding, the Bond, the DDA, Naming the Soccer Field, and the Opening of School.

2. Second and Final Reading of Updated Food Service Policy #8500.
Item 20-110. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve the second and final reading of updated Food Service policy #8500 as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XII. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held September 14, 2020.
Steve Kelly reported on a Personnel Committee meeting held September 14, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly, Tim Burgess, John Winskas, Tim Tiefenbach, and Bob Szymoniak were present. The committee discussed the Facilities Committee, Naming the Soccer Field, the DDA, and a Letter of Agreement with the Food Service and Transportation Union.

2. Fruitport Bus Drivers/Food Service Association Letter of Agreement.
Item 20-111. MOTION by Kelly, SECOND by Burgess to approve the letter of agreement with the Fruitport Bus Drivers/Food Service Association as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XIII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held September 16, 2020.
Susan Franklin reported on a Student Affairs Committee meeting held September 16, 2020. Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, Allison Camp, John Winskas, Tim Tiefenbach, and Bob Szymoniak were present. The committee discussed the Facilities Committee, the DDA, Naming the Soccer Field, and the Beginning of School.

XIV. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS
Kris Cole mentioned the middle school Robotics kick off. He acknowledged the state’s extra effort in keeping everyone safe and extending the season. Kris spoke about his actions in trying to get the Governor to move forward with band performances. He also stated that last year’s 5th Grade Shettler trip to Chicago will be going in the Spring of 2021.

Steve Kelly shared the recent success of the Fruitport Trojans’ Fishing Team. Evan and Cade were crowned tournament champions and Jacob and Collin finished in 2nd place at the 2020 High School State Championship held on September 5th and 6th.

Jill Brott spoke about the Shettler Leadership Meeting. There will be an emphasis put on Spirit Week activities in late October. Jill also asked if the Band Performance on 10/19/20 could be live streamed for the community to view.

Dave Hazekamp explained that the Superintendent Evaluation tool may look slightly different this year and that a Board Workshop would be needed to discuss the tool.

XV. AGENDA ITEMS for FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF ANY SPECIAL MEETINGS
1. Business and Finance Committee will meet October 12, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
2. Personnel Committee will meet October 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
3. Student Affairs Committee will meet October 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
4. October Regular Board Meeting Date Change.
Item 20-112. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Brott to approve moving the Regularly scheduled Board meeting from October 19 to October 20, 2020.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

5. Schedule a Board Workshop.
Item 20-113. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Brott to approve scheduling a Board Workshop on October 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the superintendent evaluation tool.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XVI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

XVII. CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS UPCOMING SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION

XVIII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-114. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Steve Kelly
Board Secretary

Maribeth Clarke
Recording Secretary

Muskegon County Calendar of Events – Monday 10-12-20 to Sunday 10-18/20

Please check out our website for many virtual events happening every day.
www.visitmuskegon.org

September 29 – October 31
StoryWalk at Hackley Park: FREE 
Take a Walk, Read a Book, Have an Adventure! The Hackley Public Library invites everyone to enjoy a story while walking along the walking path in Hackley Park during the month of October! StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity promoting reading and outdoor physical activity for kids and families. The book in HPL’s StoryWalk® is “Full of Fall” by April Pulley Sayre. Signs with pages from “Full of Fall” will be posted along the walking path in Hackley Park for everyone to read and enjoy! This is an ongoing event – feel free to visit this StoryWalk® anytime in Hackley Park, all during the month of October. Be sure to take pictures of your time enjoying this StoryWalk® and share them with HPL on Facebook or Instagram! (facebook.com/HackleyPL) (instagram.com/hackleypubliclibrary)

Monday October 12:

Muskegon Drum Crew
Lakeshore Sports Arena
4470 Airline Road
A fun workout for all ages and fitness levels!
Men and women both welcome!
Lakeshore Sports Arena located at 4470 Airline Road from 7-8 pm
$2 Class Fee $1 Equipment Rental
Facebook Group facebook.com/groups/muskegondrumcrew

Tuesday October 13:

Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 
242 W. Western Ave.
The Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from May 2 through November 30, 2020. Hours are 8 am to 2 pm For
COVID19 safety measures, the market will have a different look and feel this year: Please wear your mask and walk within the direction arrows. Thank you

Live Music at Marine Tap Room
Marine Tap Room, 
1983 Lakeshore Drive
Live Music on the patio every Tuesday through October from 6pm-8pm Check the “events” tab on the Marine Tap Room Facebook for the most current information.

Wednesday October 14:

Muskegon Flea Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market,
242 W. Western Ave.
Market Season: May – October Market Day: Wednesday Market Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Open Studio: Fall into the Arts: FREE
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arts Council of White Lake, 106 E. Colby St.
Middle & High School Students FREE Middle and High School students are invited to the ACWL-Nuveen for Open Studio sessions on Wednesdays between 2:00 and 5:00, p.m. ACWL-Nuveen staff will be available to help students with both art and music projects. Art students are welcome to bring in projects they are already working on

Social Dance Classes
October 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Orchard View Community Education
1765 Ada, Muskegon
With a focus on “social dancing” we will be covering a variety of couple dancing styles including salsa, bachata and swing. Sign up with a partner. These are beginner lessons. No experience needed. MASKS are required. Salsa & Bachata have a flair that hooks both spectators & dancers. Swing dance is an unabashedly joyful dance, with a solid flowing style that closely reflects its music from the late 20’s Hot Jazz to the early 40’s Big Bands. Classes are every Wednesday evening in October, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Orchard View Community Education Gym at 1765 Ada Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49442. $20 per person for the month. Sign up must go thru Orchard View Community Education at https://orchardviewce.digitalsignup.com/Class/17-social-dance-class, (231) 760-1350

Thursday October 15:

Toddler Story Time with Hackley Library
October 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
We are excited to welcome a very limited audience to our story times in September! Our space is limited to two families at each story time. For In-Person Story Time, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling 231-722-8014. Everyone present, including children 2 and older, must wear a face mask covering their noses and mouths. Don’t worry if you can’t be here in person! We stream all story times on Facebook Live and post the recordings. Not sure which day to attend/watch? Our Toddler Story Time is intended for children who enjoy shorter stories and more movement activities. Our Preschool Story Time is designed for children who prefer to follow along with longer stories. Toddler Story Time in October will take place at 10:30 AM on October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. *On Thursday and Friday mornings, the Youth Services Department will be closed for browsing between 10:00 and 11:00. Holds pick up will still be available.

Muskegon Museum of Art: Free Thursdays
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Muskegon Museum of Art, 
296 W. Webster Ave.
Free museum admission all day every Thursdays, compliments of The Meijer Foundation. Please remember your mask

Fall Open House
October 15-16
Century Club Retail Center
356 W. Western Ave.
Stop by and shop their unique stores and art gallery. Thursday from 5:00pm-8:00pm and Friday from 11:00am – 8:00pm. Prizes will be given away at individual stores as well as a grand prize. Please wear a mask when entering the building.  231-571-9101

Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market
October 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 
242 W. Western Ave.
The Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from May 2 through November 30, 2020. Hours are 8 am to 2 pm For COVID19 safety measures, the market will have a different look and feel this year: Please wear your mask and walk within the direction arrows. Thank you

Muskegon Drum Crew
Lakeshore Sports Arena
4470 Airline Road
A fun workout for all ages and fitness levels!
Men and women both welcome!
Lakeshore Sports Arena located at 4470 Airline Road from 7-8 pm
$2 Class Fee $1 Equipment Rental
Facebook Group facebook.com/groups/muskegondrumcrew

Friday October 16:

Friday Family Fun Night: Smashing Pumpkins
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lakeshore Museum Center
430 W. Clay Ave.
Join us outside at the Lakeshore Museum Center for our annual Smashing Pumpkins night featuring the museum’s trebuchet flinging pumpkins at the building, pumpkin painting, staff pumpkin carving contest and more. To protect staff and guests we ask guests to wear facemasks, use hand sanitizer often, and maintain a 6ft+ distance from other guests when possible. Free for Muskegon County residents, non-residents ages 3 and up are $5. Open-house style event, advanced registration not required.

West Michigan Vintage Market: Fall Vendor Sale
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
S. Getty Street
This event will be Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th from 9:00am-4:00pm at My Space Office and Storage. We are going to be offering 10,000+ sqft of amazing curators, local food vendors, and artisans featuring shabby chic decor, mid-century modern & re-purposed furniture! Free Entry!! Family Friendly!!
Since deciding to cancel our Spring Vendor Event we’ve dusted ourselves off and are gearing up for our Fall Event.

Fall Open House
October 15-16
Century Club Retail Center
356 W. Western Ave.
Stop by and shop their unique stores and art gallery. Thursday from 5:00pm-8:00pm and Friday from 11:00am – 8:00pm. Prizes will be given away at individual stores as well as a grand prize. Please wear a mask when entering the building.  231-571-9101

Fall Fundraiser for Muskegon Civic Theater and the Penguin Project
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art Cats Gallery
1845 Lakeshore Dr.
This year it is more important than ever to support the Arts. Please join us in our Shopping for a Cause two day event on October 16 and 17. from 11-5 located at Art Cats Gallery, 1845 Lakeshore Dr. We will be donating a portion of all sales to Muskegon Civic Theater and The Penguin Project. All online sales are also included. A Part of AH FEST

Frau Brau Release – Cheers to the Next 90 Years!
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pigeon Hill Brewing, 
500 W. Western Ave.
“Cheers to the next 90 years! In celebration of the Frauenthal Theater’s 90th anniversary, they have partnered with Pigeon Hill Brewing Company to create a special batch of German weiss beer, the Frau Brau!

Saturday October 17:

West Michigan Vintage Market: Fall Vendor Sale
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
S. Getty Street
This event will be Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th from 9:00am-4:00pm at My Space Office and Storage. We are going to be offering 10,000+ sqft of amazing curators, local food vendors, and artisans featuring shabby chic decor, mid-century modern & re-purposed furniture! Free Entry!! Family Friendly!!
Since deciding to cancel our Spring Vendor Event we’ve dusted ourselves off and are gearing up for our Fall Event. We are doubling down to make it bigger and better! Don’t miss it!

Fall Fundraiser for Muskegon Civic Theater and the Penguin Project
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art Cats Gallery
1845 Lakeshore Dr.
This year it is more important than ever to support the Arts. Please join us in our Shopping for a Cause two day event on October 16 and 17. from 11-5 located at Art Cats Gallery, 1845 Lakeshore Dr. We will be donating a portion of all sales to Muskegon Civic Theater and The Penguin Project. All online sales are also included. A Part of AH FEST

Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Muskegon Farmers Market, 
242 W. Western Ave.
The Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from May 2 through November 30, 2020. Hours are 8 am to 2 pm For COVID19 safety measures, the market will have a different look and feel this year: Please wear your mask and walk within the direction arrows. Thank you

Montague Farmers’ Market
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Montague Farmers’ Market, 
Church St. at Water St.
Montague Farmers Market Hours: Saturday 9 am – 12:30 pm (May – October)

Sweetwater Local Foods MarketSweetwater Local Foods Market – OFFERING PREORDERS FOR PICKUP
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweetwater Local Foods Market, 6401 Harvey St.
Sweetwater Local Foods Market will be offering a PREORDER ONLY market, out in the parking lot, from 10:00am to 11:00am. Sign up for the newsletter to get your order in here: https://tinyletter.com/SweetwaterLocalFoodsMkt or get the list from the website here: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org Sweetwater Local Foods Market offers healthy, humane, homegrown, local food you can trust! They are open year-round.

Fall Festival at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo, 4180 West M-20
New Era, Michigan
Looking for something to do with the kids this fall? The Fall Festival at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo is the perfect place to be!  Weekends in October, capture the perfect photo in the Pumpkin Patch and enjoy their 46+ farm attractions!

Boomtown Market Craft Beer & Wine Tastings
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
BoomTown Market, 351 W. Western Ave
Boomtown Market in Downtown Muskegon invites you to free Draft, Craft Beer & Wine Tastings every Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Sample unique Craft Beers on Tap from all around Michigan ! If you like it, we’ll can a 32 ounce-er for you right then and there!

Please remember to check our website www.visitmuskegon.org for the many virtual events happening every day.

Ask Dr. Universe – Robot Language

Dr. Universe: Do robots have their own language? And is there a translator? – Hank, 8, Virginia

Dear Hank,

Robots do have their own language—and yes, there’s a translator.

That’s what I found out from my friend Manoj Karkee, an engineer at Washington State University who is also really curious about robots.

Karkee and his team work on lots of robots that help farmers do important jobs. They can program robots to do different tasks such as pick apples or pull weeds.

Robots are machines that use computer languages to work. But this language is different than the one humans use.

The English language, for example, is made up of more than a hundred thousand words which are made up of just 26 building blocks called letters. Robot languages are built on just two basic building blocks.

“In a very basic form, computers, and for that matter robots, run with ones and zeroes,” Karkee said.

You might think of these ones and zeroes kind of like a light switch. The ones and zeroes help computers know how to send a current of electricity through robots or other electronics.

Zero stands for “off.” One stands for “on.” It’s all part of the binary system. In binary, for example, the number one is “0001” and the number two is “0010” and the number three is “0011.”

The combination of ones and zeroes can also represent letters to form words like “Hi.” The capital letter “H” for example is written as 01001000 in binary. The lowercase letter “I” is written as “01101001.” But there’s a bit of a catch.

“These days when we have to tell robots to do something, we don’t provide ones and zeroes,” Karkee said. “We provide a set of instructions in a language that is not like our human language, but that humans can understand.”

Lots of different computer scientists throughout human history have worked with those ones and zeroes to build more complex robot languages. These are called programming languages. Karkee and his team had to create a specific program, for example, to help the robots pick apples.

Karkee said that creating robot and computer programs requires a lot of math. So, if you want to program or build robots one day it is important to practice those math skills.

But the hard work pays off, especially when you get to build something new and amazing that can help people do important things.  Humans have programmed some robots to speak in human languages. Other people have programmed robots to translate human languages.

“Robots and other computer programs can act as a translator of human language. There are intelligent programs that can translate English into Spanish or Spanish to Nepali,” he said.

Of course, it took the work of programmers to tell the robots how to do that task in the first place.

Who knows, maybe one day you will help us create new languages for robots or come up with ideas to change our world. You might just become a translator yourself—connecting humans to the world of robotics.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

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Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 10/12/20

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

OCTOBER 12, 2020

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

1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
2. Roll call
3. Approval of board minutes: 9/28/20
4. Approve / amend agenda
5. Correspondence / reports
6. Public comments regarding agenda items

7. Unfinished Business
A. DDA Discussion
B. Approval of Property Assessment Administration Contract

8. New Business
A. Approval of bench honoring Marjorie Nash
B. Approval of Annual Health Insurance Renewal

9. 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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of September 14, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, September 14, 2020, in the township board room.

The township’s auditor, Eric VanDop, gave the audit presentation during work session (due to time constraints with another municipality).

The meeting was moved to the Fire Department next door in order to comply with the current COVID-19 executive order and allow for more people to be gathered in an outdoor space.

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: 12- residents; 1- employees; 4- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director or Public Utilities.

Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the fiscal year 2019/2020 audit.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to leave the balance of $198,503 in Public Safety for future capital purchases.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of August 24, 2020 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that the recently purchased police cruisers should be delivered soon; the Fire Department will be wearing yellow rose shirts as part of their uniform for the month of September as part of fire fighter suicide prevention awareness.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that the backhoe has been repaired and is back in operation; hydrant flushing will be taking place over the next 3 weeks; the new valve installed in the smiley water tower is working and showing positive effects.
3. Andrea Anderson shared election turnout statistics for the August election.
4. Heidi Tice shared that Crockery Township is working on updating their master plan; the Police Officer’s Labor Council would like to start collective barganning soon and asked the board to submit input; shared the Muskegon County AMAR report; shared the Township Insights newsletter.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-091 Public Hearing: Proposed DDA
(a.) Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to open the Public Hearing at 7:15pm.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

Comments:
1. Matt Farrar, Muskegon County Public Works Director and Economic Development, opened with statements regarding the function of a DDA including what funds can be spent on such as water and sewer infrastructure, roads, streetscapes, and more. Whether or not Muskegon County would opt out would need to be considered by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners. The only tax increments captured by the DDA would be on growth and new development.

2. Ron Cooper asked many questions on why it is needed, what it would be used for, how it would impact the schools, and more.

3. Jon Bryant of Rockford Michigan and developer in the area of the proposed DDA inquired about the limitations and uses of the funds, are funds directed at properties in the DDA. He mentioned that he is aware of many times where the existence of a DDA has benefitted the community. He has developed several businesses in which having a DDA was influential in the location choice.

4. Bob Szymoniak, Superintendent of Fruitport Community Schools, asked questions on what school funds could be included in the tax capture of the DDA. He shared that a resolution would be going in front of the school board to opt out of the DDA.

5. Tim Burgess inquired about the boundaries and what would be included in the DDA.

6. Denny Cherette, owner of the golf course within the proposed DDA boundaries, gave some history and benefits of DDA’s, shared that he has been involved in several DDA’s in other areas including Grand Haven, gave opinions that there is zero economic downfall to developing a DDA, and stated that a DDA would make the area become competitive.

7. Pam Harris, Fruitport resident, inquired about what type of development would be encouraged in the area of the DDA, shared that the area needs to be stimulated with multifaceted growth and needs to continue with development in that particular corridor.

8. Tony Moulatsiotis, Muskegon County Treasurer, stated that the County is not in any position financially to opt in to a DDA.

9. Trustee Denise Winebarger asked for an update on the proposed casino. She also stated that she is an employee of the County and that her hours have been cut and that the County is not in a good financial position.

10. Treasurer Rose Dillon stated that the Muskegon County Administrator said in a previous meeting that he would be in favor of getting the DDA approved in Fruitport.

11. Trustee Jeff Jacobs made a statement clarifying that he does not own any property within the proposed DDA district.

A heated discussion involving Tim Burgess, Denny Cherette, Tony Moulatsiotis, Ron Cooper, other attendees, and members of the board occurred.

(b.) The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 8:16pm and return to open session.

Trustee Greg Hulka asked if the Township can wait to make a decision on creating the DDA until it is known whether the County and school will opt out.

Supervisor Heidi Tice stated that she would seek the Attorney’s advice on the questions presented in the public hearing.

The Township has 60 days from the time of the public hearing to adopt the ordinance to create the DDA.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-092 Appointment of Ron Becklin to the Board of Review
Heidi Tice moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to appoint Ron Becklin to fill the current term as “alternate” on the Board of Review.
Ron’s term will end January 1, 2021.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

20-093 Payment of bills
Heidi Tice moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $53,229.75; Public Safety $34,641.66; Water $172,717.14; Sewer $1,622.17; Trust & Agency $2,400.00; Street Lights $14,302.73
Totaling: $278,913.45
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:26pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Ask Dr. Universe – Coins

Dr. Universe: How are coins made? -Dahlia, 10, Olympia, WA

Dear Dahlia,

In the United States, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and other coins are made through the U.S. Mint. It turns out, they’ve been making a lot more coins than usual during the global pandemic. But more on that in a moment.

It takes both science and art to make coins. Coins are made from metals that have been mixed together. We call these kind of metals alloys. The very first coins in the world were made thousands of years ago in Turkey from electrum, an alloy of gold and silver. A penny is made from an alloy of copper and zinc.

According to the U.S. Mint, an artist will design the coin with all its details. Then sculptors create a model of the coin in clay or using a digital model and use it to make a plaster cast.

People scan the plaster cast using a computer and the computer’s software helps cut the coin design into the end of a metal cylinder. The metal cylinder is used to create more stamps, or dies, that will be used to press the coin design into metal.

Meanwhile, a machine cuts out flat circle shapes from sheets of metal. The circles are called blanks. The blanks heat up, get a bit soft, cool, go through water, and dry.

They go through a machine that raises the edges of the coin before going through another machine that presses the design into the coin.

Finally, the coins are bagged and shipped out to banks. We use them as we buy different things or do laundry at the laundromat.

Each month the U.S. Mint produces about 1 billion coins, which are made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Denver, Colorado.

But because people are trying to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, they haven’t been exchanging many coins lately. There are fewer coins moving through the economy.

That’s what I found out from my friend Elizabeth Reilly Gurocak, an economist at Washington State University. She’d been noticing a lot of signs at restaurants and supermarkets informing customers that the country is having a coin shortage.

Your question even inspired her to start collecting coins from around the house and from family members. She takes the coins to counting kiosks at stores or to the bank to exchange for paper money.

“I’m going to start paying for things with coins just to put them back in the economy,” she said. “I’m going to be like the coin fairy!”

To help add more coins to the economy the U.S. Mint also plans to make about 1.65 billion coins each month for the rest of the year. You can help with the coin shortage, too.

“Empty those piggy banks,” Reilly Gurocak said. “Bring coins to the bank to exchange for paper money, buy things with coins, or take them to coin kiosks. We can solve this problem together.”

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

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Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 09/28/20

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

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

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

This meeting will be held virtually via Webex.com in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Information to access the meeting:
Meeting number (access code): 126 697 1095
Meeting password: vXgJ22ZPfJ4 (89452297 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone: 1-415-655-0001

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 9/14/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Reappointment of Jason Franklin to Planning Commission
B. DDA Discussion

08. New Business
A. Property Assessment Administration Contract Discussion
B. Water/Sewer Penalties/Late Fees
C. Michigan Public Safety Communications System Member Subscriber Agreement

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

FCS – Student Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes – 09/16/20

Student Affairs Committee
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
12:00 p.m. ~ Board Room
MEETING MINUTES

Attendance: Tim Tiefenbach, John Winskas, Susan Franklin, Dave Hazekamp, Allison Camp, Bob Szymoniak

1. A Facilities Committee update was given with no action necessary at this time.

2. The proposed Harvey Street Corridor DDA was discussed with no action necessary at this time.

3. It was shared that renaming the soccer field would be an action item on the upcoming Board agenda.

4. An update was given on how the opening of school has gone given the fact that some students have chosen a virtual option while secondary students are on a hybrid schedule. No action is necessary at this time. Updates, per law, will be given at each upcoming Board of Education meeting.

Meeting Adjourned at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Bob Szymoniak

FCS – Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes – 09/14/20

Personnel Committee
Monday, September 14, 2020
5:30 p.m. ~ Board Room
MEETING MINUTES

Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly, Tim Burgess, John Winskas, Tim Tiefenbach, Bob Szymoniak

1. An update was given on the status of the Facilities Committee. No action necessary at this time.

2. Renaming the soccer field was discussed and will be on the Board agenda for action at the September meeting.

3. A letter of agreement that prorates attendance incentive bonuses to Food Service/Transportation bargaining unit members given changes that might be required because of the pandemic was presented and will be on the Board agenda for action at the September meeting.

4. A discussion on the proposed Harvey Street Corridor DDA was held with no action necessary at this time.

Meeting Adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Bob Szymoniak

FCS – Business and Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – 09/14/20

Business and Finance Committee
Monday, September 14, 2020
11:30 a.m., Board Room
Meeting Minutes

Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Bob Szymoniak, Tim Tiefenbach, John Winskas, and Mark Mesbergen

1. Audit Update
Mark gave an update on the audit for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The auditors are not quite done but everything seems to be going well.

2. Election Update
Bob and Mark gave an update regarding a DDA resolution that states the district will opt out of DDA within Fruitport Township.

3. COVID Buckets
Mark gave an update regarding the different restricted grants that Fruitport is receiving. These funds are restricted so there are certain expenses that Fruitport can allocate to those grants.

4. Bond Update
Tim, John, Bob and Mark gave an update regarding the scope of the potential 2021 bond. There also was discussion on the scope of the remaining funds for the 2016 bond.

5. Opening of School Update – what are you hearing?
Discussion was held regarding what the committee is hearing from the public regarding the school.

6. Other
Bob discussed renaming the soccer field.

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen

Instructions for Participating in the September 21st, 2020 Council Meeting

The Village Council meeting will be held on Monday September 21st  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 Village Council Meeting Agenda – 09/21/20

VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2020
COUNCIL MEETING

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of September 21st Council Meeting Agenda
4. Approval of August 17th Council meeting minutes
5. Public Comments (limited to 3 minutes each)
6. Correspondence
7. Reports from Officers

New Business
8. Planning Commission Appointment
9. MSU Sustainable Built Environment Initiative
10. Playground
11. Power boxes/Photo Eyes on 3rd Avenue

Old Business
12. 2020 3rd Ave Project
13. Village Logo/Motto
14. Kayak Launch

15. Public Comment (Limited to 3 minutes each)
16. Warrants
17. Adjournment

Fruitport Board of Education Meeting Agenda – 09/21/20

Fruitport Community Schools
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Board of Education Meeting Room
Monday, September 21, 2020 -7:00 p.m.

I. CALL to ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. ROLL CALL

IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

V. PRESENTATIONS

VI. COMMUNICATIONS

VII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

VIII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

IX. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of Special Meeting Minutes of August 24, 2020 (attachment IX-1)
2. Approval of Bills (attachment IX-2)
General Fund                         $253,586.48
Other Funds:
Early Childhood Center              4,061.24
Food Service                               77,272.63
Coop Ed (ISD) Tech Millage       57,986.91
Capital Projects (Bond)            305,043.20
Total Bill List                          $697,950.46

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

X. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Naming the Soccer Field (attachment X-1)
2. Downtown Development Authority Resolution (attachment X-2)

XI. BUSINESS & FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Elroy Buckner, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held September 14, 2020 (attachment XI-1)
2. Second and Final Reading of Updated Food Service Policy #8500 (attachment XI-2) 3.

XII. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Steve Kelly, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held September 14, 2020 (attachment XII-1)
2. Fruitport Bus Drivers/Food Service Association Letter of Agreement (attachment XII-2)

XIII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Jill Brott, Chairperson
1. Report of Committee Meeting held September 16, 2020 (attachment XIII-1)

XIV. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS

XV. 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

XVI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

XVII. CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS UPCOMING SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION

XVIII. 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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 09/15/20

AGENDA

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

September 15, 2020
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 42-274

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: 8/18/2020
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Site Plan – South Walker Road – Little River Holdings, LLC
Parcel – 61-15-126-100-0003-00
Purpose – Private road

07. Reappointed recommendation – for Jason Franklin
08. Zoning violation discussion (request from Zoning Administrator)

Old Business
09. Public Comments
10. 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 Township Clerk:
Andrea Anderson
Fruitport Charter Township
5865 Airline Rd, Fruitport, MI 49415
(231) 865-3151.

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of August 24, 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, August 24, 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 7:00pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

Also Present: 0- residents; 2- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director or Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Attorney, Ron Bultje.

Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the minutes of August 10 and 13, 2020 as presented with the following change:
1. List Greg Hulka and Andrea Anderson as excused from the meeting.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the agenda as presented with the following addition:
Item 8-B: Backhoe Transmission Repair
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that the Police Department has gotten complaints regarding gatherings that outnumber the Governor’s Executive Order.
2. Steve Biesiada thanked Roosevelt Park for use of their backhoe.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

20-087 Approval to Hire Officers Brendan Zandi and Noah Robart
Both candidates passed physical and psychological exams and are recommended for hire by the Public Safety Committee.
Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to hire Brendan Zandi and Noah Robart as full-time Police Officers.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

NEW BUSINESS:

20-088 Reappointment of Jason Franklin to Planning Commission
Heidi Tice moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to TABLE this topic until it is confirmed that Jason Franklin is planning to continue on the Planning Commission.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

20-089 Backhoe Transmission Repair
The DPW Committee recommends having the backhoe repaired by McCann Industries. The repairs are estimated to cost $10,258.25.
Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the DPW’s recommendation to use McCann for the repairs to the backhoe.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

20-090 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $17,348.17; Public Safety $8,575.56; Water $2,686.88; Sewer $23,564.07; Trust & Agency $645.00; Street Lights $14,380.31
Totaling: $67,199.99
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Chris Herweyer was representing Brian Hosticka as his campaign manager for State House. Brian is running to be a representative for everyone in the 91st district (including Fruitport Twp). If anyone has any questions for Brian or Chris he welcomed them to reach out to them.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:24pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Ask Dr. Universe – Dogs Telling Time

Dr. Universe: Can dogs tell time? -Sam, 8, Indiana

Dear Sam,

Dogs might not use clocks to tell time like humans do, but they are pretty good at following a schedule. They often know when it is time for a walk, dinner, or sleep.

A lot of animals rely on something called a circadian rhythm, a 24-hour cycle, to help them figure out when it is time to do different things. This system is sort of like an inner clock.

That’s what I found out from my friend Lynne Nelson, a veterinarian and researcher at Washington State University who takes care of lots of animals.

The circadian rhythm system is controlled by light. Humans’ ability to sense light is part of the reason why they are awake and alert during the day. And that’s why when it’s dark out, they go to sleep.

Different animals can have slightly different circadian rhythms. Cats, for example, are diurnal animals. They go out at night and sleep a lot during the day.

In a way, humans have helped dogs learn to tell time. When humans train dogs, dogs learn how to interact with both their humans and their environment.

“Dogs are training their brains based on different events, like owners coming home or when the food is going to come out,” Nelson said.

She also told me about something called entrainment, or the interaction between an animal’s circadian rhythm and the environment. You can think of it sort of like the way your stomach growls to signal that it is almost time for lunch.

“Dogs and cats know when they normally eat. So, they start to get hungry before then and start to bug their owners—even before they put the food out,” Nelson said.

All these things are entrained based on certain genes that control the development of different traits, as well as wiring in our brains, Nelson said.

“It all goes on in our brains and it happens without us even anticipating or knowing,” she adds.

There are some animals that not only have daily schedules, but seasonal schedules. We see this in animals that migrate or hibernate. They get cues from nature in the form of daylight and temperature. As winter approaches, bears know it is time to make their move because days get shorter and the air gets colder.

Nelson is really curious about bears. She said bears are really good at knowing schedules, including when it is the best time to get into people’s trash cans. They use clues from their environment, along with their circadian rhythms, to know when humans will put out the trash. Then they can look for a snack.

“Animals that are food-motivated like dogs and bears can become especially attuned to telling time because of special treats,” Nelson said.

When dogs aren’t eating or playing, they spend a lot of their time sleeping. Dogs sleep for around 14 hours or so a day. No matter the hour, it is almost always prime time for a nap.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

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Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 09/14/20

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

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

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

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, NEXT DOOR TO TOWN HALL.
5815 AIRLINE RD., FRUITPORT, MI 49415
WORK SESSION WILL BE HELD AT TOWN HALL.

**Auditor presentation of 2019/2020 fiscal year audit will occur during work session**

1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
2. Roll call
3. Audit Acceptance
4. Approval of board minutes: 8/24/20
5. Approve / amend agenda
6. Correspondence / reports
7. Public comments regarding agenda items

8. Unfinished Business
A. Public Hearing: Proposed DDA

9. New Business
A. Appointment of Ron Becklin to the Board of Review

10. Approval of Bills
11. Reports
12. Public Comments
13. 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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of August 13, 2020

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

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

At 7:02pm, Heidi Tice opened the SPECIAL MEETING.

Also Present: 0- residents; 1- employees; 0- guests.

Terry Knoll moved, Denise Winebarger seconded MOTION CARRIED, to approve the agenda as presented with the following change:

Remove: “Staffing change in Police Department” that was left on the agenda by mistake from a previous meeting.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-085 Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
Terry Knoll moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt ordinance #820 to amend the Township’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification from M-1 Commercial Industrial District to R-1 Medium Density Residential for parcel number 61-15-101-200-0004-00 or 3724 E. Broadway Ave., Muskegon, MI 49444 as recommended by the Planning Commission.

At a public hearing on July 21, 2020, the Planning Commission gave the following reasons supporting the zone change:

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

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 820.

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

20-086 Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg
Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt ordinance #821 to amend the Township’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification from B-3 Service Business District to R-1 Medium Density Residential for parcel number 61-15-123-400-0003-00 or 2921 E. Sternberg Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415 as recommended by the Planning Commission.

At a public hearing on July 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 have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used.
4. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on surrounding property values: Make the property conforming.
5. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question: Improve, make it consistent with surrounding area.
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. 821.

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

NEW BUSINESS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared options for repairs to Kendra Rd. A meeting was held to discuss options and cost sharing with property owners.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:40pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of August 10, 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, August 10, 2020, via Webex electronic meeting.

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

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

Also Present: 2- residents; 1- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director or Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada.

Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the minutes of July 27, 2020 as presented.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the agenda as presented.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported an uptick in breaking and entering’s, reminding residents to lock their vehicles; costly fire truck repairs are coming; Senator Jon Bumstead visited the Police Department with a resolution of thanks; two Police Officers have been offered full-time positions and are undergoing checks and testing with hopes of getting them started soon.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-078 Harvey Street DDA Resolution
Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution declaring Fruitport Township’s intent to establish a DDA and schedule a public hearing for September 14, 2020.
Ayes: Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: Denise Winebarger

The public hearing will be to consider the establishment of the authority and the designation of the boundaries of the Downtown District.

20-079 Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to TABLE the second readings for Broadway and Sternberg zone changes until a special meeting to be held August 13, 2020 at 7:00pm.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

20-080 Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg
This item was TABLED due to the Muskegon Chronicle dropping the publication.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-081 Foreclosure Property in Fruitport Township
Parcel #61-15-740-000-0032-00 at 2636 Hts. Ravenna Rd was foreclosed upon April 1, 2020. The township has the right to invoke the second right of refusal before the parcel goes to the County Land Bank or is sold at public auction. The township can purchase the property for the cost of back taxes. This property is contiguous to the Black Creek Rd. Fire Station #2 and will be used to expand on the needs of the fire department.

Terry Knoll moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Treasurer to prepare and submit necessary paperwork to the office of the Muskegon County Treasurer and to include a check for the total amount of $4,837.64 for the back taxes and recording fees.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

20-082 Police Cruiser Purchase
The purchase of two police cruisers is a budgeted expense and part of a planned fleet rotation.

Terry Knoll moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution authorizing the purchase of two police cruisers and equipment for $88,745.00.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: None

20-083 Kiwanis Peanut Sales
A Kiwanis representative has inquired if the township will allow their group to proceed with their September peanut sale fundraiser day on local street corners.

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to allow Kiwanis to go forward with their peanut fundraiser.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: none

20-084 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $29,798.34; Public Safety $6,211.39; Water $159,882.63; Sewer $20,994.56; Trust & Agency $4,117.00
Totaling: $221,003.92
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Rose Dillon shared that state revenue sharing may be made whole on the next check by the CARES Act.
2. Heidi Tice shared that there will be a Kendra Road meeting on Wednesday evening at 6:00pm.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:00pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Ask Dr. Universe – Why We Need to Eat and Drink

Dr. Universe: Why do we need to eat and drink? -Victoria, 7, MN

Dear Victoria,

Just like a car needs gas to run, food is the body’s fuel. Food gives us energy, or the power to do work. It helps us run, jump, think, and do all kinds of things.

That’s what I found out from my friend Alice Ma, a dietician at Washington State University.

When you take a bite of food it goes down your throat, or esophagus, and down into your stomach. In the stomach and small intestine, things like bile, acid, and enzymes help digest, or break down your food so your body can absorb the parts it needs.

Food also contains carbohydrates, a substance rich in energy that is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

Carbohydrates can give us a lot of energy, especially when they come from foods like grains, pasta, rice, veggies, breads, legumes, and nuts.

Here’s how it works: the body breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars, which get absorbed into your blood.

Sugar levels rise and your pancreas—an organ down on the right side of your belly—releases something called insulin, which helps move the sugar into your cells. Your cells can now use the sugar to produce energy, or store the sugar for later use.

There are all kinds of different foods to try in our world. One of Ma’s favorite ingredients is peanut butter. She likes to put it on top of her pancakes, cook it into curry, and dip spring rolls into a peanut butter sauce.

“I cook a lot of different things,” Ma said. “I’m always experimenting.”

She said one question she also gets is, “What would be the one good food to take with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?”

“There’s not one single food that everyone can eat to power everything,” she said. “You need a variety of foods.”

Food also contains lots of different parts such as vitamins and minerals that get absorbed as digestion happens. Protein from foods like meat and peanut butter get stored in muscle, skin, and other tissues and organs. Calcium from things like cheese or green leafy veggies can help the heart pump and keep bones strong.

As a dietician at WSU, Ma helps plan and create meals that fill the bellies and power the brains of thousands of university students. She also encourages people to drink plenty of water.

Water is important to our cells, along with our organs and tissues. In fact, water is what makes up most of our blood. Blood helps carry things like oxygen and nutrients through our body.

We lose a lot of water everyday through things like breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom. That’s why it is so important to drink water every day.

While food and drinks are important to our health, they are also a big part of culture. Humans celebrate entire days about food and throw festivals to appreciate different cuisines. What kinds of foods do you celebrate in your family? Tell us about it sometime at Dr.Universe@wsu.edu.

Sincerely,
Dr. Universe

P.S. If you or someone you know needs access to food or wants to donate to a food bank, search the Food Finder for more information: https://foodfinder.us/

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Fruitport Board of Education Special Board Meeting Minutes – 08/24/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Special Board Meeting
August 24, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Board Room

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I. The Special meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Board President, Dave Hazekamp.

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

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-103. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Buckner to approve the agenda as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

IV. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Regular Meeting Minutes of August 17, 2020.
Item 20-104. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes of August 17, 2020 as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

Steve Kelly entered the meeting at 6:08 p.m.

2. Updates to the 2020-21 School Calendar.
Item 20-105. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the revised 2020-21 school calendar as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
Kendrah Robinson introduced herself, via Zoom, as a new parent in the district.

VI. OTHER
None.

VII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-106. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Maribeth Clarke
Recording Secretary

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 07/21/20

Minutes

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

July 21, 2020
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 42-273 and ended at

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: Special meeting July 8, 2020. Minutes were accepted as presented.

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

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor sent a letter to Port City Church outlining the condition of site plan approval.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None were heard.

New Business
06.   Public Hearing – Rezone from M-1 to R-1
∙       Parcel – 61-15-101-200-0004-00
∙       3724 E Broadway Muskegon, MI 49444 Owner Dennis Beebe

Motion by Farrar, supported by Newmyer to open public hearing for rezone from M-1 to R-1 for parcel 61-15-101-200-0004-00. Unanimous.

Dennis Beebe 3724 East Broadway stated he would like to build a pole barn on his property which requires a zone change to R-1.

Motion by Farrar, supported by Newmyer to close public hearing. Unanimous.

Motion by Osterhrart

I. RESOLUTION
Motion by Osterhart that 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 M-1 to R-1, be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-101-200-0004-00

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 have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used.
4. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on surrounding property values: Make the property conforming.
5. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question: Improve, make it consistent with surrounding area.
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.

Supported by Jacobs. Roll call unanimous.

CHAIR MICHELLI NOTED THE MASTER PLAN NEEDS TO BE UPDATED BY P&N

07.   Public Hearing – Rezone from B-3 to R-1
∙       Parcel – 61-15-123-400-0009-00
∙       Purpose – 2921 E Sternberg Fruitport, MI 49415 Owner David Reed

Motion by Newmyer supported by Farrar to open public hearing for rezone from B-3 to R-1 for parcel 61-15-123-400-0009-00. Unanimous.

David Reed 2921 East Sternberg wants to build pole barn which requires a zoning change. Mr. Reed has six acres. His property is surrounded by residential.

Mark Hansen 4515 Farr asked if this zone change will affect the neighbor. Chair Michelli answered no.

Motion by Newmyer, supported by Jacobs to close public hearing. Unanimous.

I. RESOLUTION
Motion by Osterhart that 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 B-3 to R-1, be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-123-400-0009-00

II. CRITERIA
1. The requested rezoning will not result in spot zoning.
2. The requested rezoning will be inconsistent with the surrounding property.
3. The property does have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used.
4. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on surrounding property values: Consistent with master plan.
5. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question: Consistent with the surrounding area.
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 Newmyer. Roll call unanimous.

08.   Site Plan – 2West 5542 S Dangl Fruitport, MI 49415
∙       Parcel 61-15-124-300-0001-00
∙       Purpose – Expansion of retail greenhouse

John DeHaan. Wants to add two structures and expanded retail.

Discussion ensued relative to the site plan inadequacies.

Motion by Franklin to table this item until a site plan is submitted that meets requirements. Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll call unanimous.

Old Business
09. Public Comments: Andy Andre 2600 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills. Mr. Andre discussed the Sternberg Hotels. Stated there can be no hotels on this site until 2028. Mr. Andre requested consideration in the PUD zoning relative to the density requirement for this site so they could change the use to senior housing. He provided concept drawings for senior housing. Argued the density should be much higher. Mr. Andre requests the PUD be changed to something higher than 14 units per acre or add another use group for senior housing that is higher than 14 units per acre. Mr. Andre would like an answer from the township if it is willing to amend the PUD ordinance. Discussion ensued. The Chair will communicate with the Township Board on ways to move forward.

10. Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes – 07/08/20

Minutes

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

July 8, 2020
7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: June 16, 2020

03. Approve / Amend Agenda
Motion Franklin, supported by Newmyer. Unanimous.

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor reported Cliff’s Trailers has been sold. Next meeting there will be some contract zone changes. 2West will bring a site plan in the near future.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business

06.   Public Hearing – Special use – Port City Church revised Site Plan
∙       3387 Heights Ravenna Rd

Motion to enter public hearing was made Newmyer and supported by Franklin. Unanimous.

Aaron Stanski, 724 Pamlico, Sleepy Hollow, Ill. He is with Chris Foster of Chicago. Port City Church wants to update and renovate the 20 year building.

Motion by Farrar to close public hearing. Supported by Newmyer and carried unanimously.

1. The motion is made by Farrar to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 61-15-112-100-0014-00 for the following requested special use: Continuation as a church and its proposed update.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-157 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The special use will be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objections of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): continuance of same special use
–b. The special use will be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, and it will not change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Continuance of same special use
–d. The special will not be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the Township as a whole. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–e. The special use will be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, or have them adequately provided by the applicant; facilities and services include highways, streets, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, and schools. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established as authorized by Section 42-158 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated June 8, 2020, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The special use must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The special use 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 construction of the special use must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the special use approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the special use may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: N/A
–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 special use: None

Motion was supported by Newmyer. Roll call was unanimous.

07.   Site Plan – 3387 Heights Ravenna Rd
∙       Parcel – 61-15-112-100-0014-00
∙       Purpose – Revised site plan Port City Church

1. The motion is made by Farrar to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-112-100-0014-00

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site [will/will not] impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan
–b. The landscape will be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change to storm drainage

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated June 8, 2020, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The 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 development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. 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.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Plan for a fence area by the new garage doors to separate children from traffic to be approved by Zoning Administrator and Chair.

Supported by Newmyer. Roll call was unanimous.

Old Business
09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 06/16/20

Minutes

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

June 16, 2020
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 42-273

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: April 21, 2020. Minutes were accepted as amended.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Agenda accepted as amended (reverse item 6 & 7)

04. Correspondence / Reports
1. Cherette Group – Preliminary informal discussion regarding proposed apartment homes for the Fruitport Golf Course property
Denny Cherette & Larry Hall of the Cherette Group 333 Washington Street Grand Haven.
Mr. Cherette outlined the proposed project on the current golf course and timelines. He handed out representative renderings of the proposed project. Mr. Hall presented a preliminary site plan. The general consensus of the PC was overall concurrence with the concept.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None were heard.

New Business
06.   Site Plan – Airline Rd. vacant land –Nesson Cable Engineering
∙       Parcel – 61-15-123-400-0009-00
∙       Purpose – New building and parking lot

Wade Vandenbosch, Westshore Engineering 2454 Black Creek Road. Nesson Engineering is looking to expand to a larger footprint. Wade outlined the proposed project.

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-123-400-0009-00

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Public Safety approval received.
–h. All loading and unloading areas and outside storage areas, including areas for the storage of trash, which face or are visible from residential districts or public thoroughfares are screened by a vertical screen consisting of structural or plant materials no less than six feet in height. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Proper fence and screening
–i. Exterior lighting is arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent properties and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Only have wall packs

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, date 3-18-2020, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The 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 development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. 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.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Zoning administrator & planning commission chair to approve the siding, add canopy to the front entrance to also be approved by ZA and PCC, and maintain a 15 foot tree buffer in the back. On west, east, and south side of site to have privacy measures (chain-link slats) & handi-cap parking with barrier free curb ramp access directly in front of main entry. Building signage must be presented to the ZA and PCC for approval.

Motion was supported by Jacobs and carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

07.   Public Hearing – Special use – outdoor storage
∙       Airline Rd. – vacant property owned by Nesson Cable Engineering

Motion by Jacobs, support by Osterhart to go into a public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Nesson stated they plan to store cable, fiber, coax, utility poles, and similar items. They need to have stock in storage to address poles that are frequently hit.

Motion by Jacobs to close public hearing. Motion supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously.
1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 61-15-123-400-0009-00 for the following requested special use: New building and parking lot.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-157 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The special use will be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objections of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): similar adjacent uses
–b. The special use will be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, and it will not change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Similar adjacent uses.
–d. The special use will be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the Township as a whole. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Within Master Plan

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established as authorized by Section 42-158 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated 3-18-20, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The special use must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The special use 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 construction of the special use must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the special use approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the special use may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–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 special use: Fiber Optic cable, utility poles, conduit no more than 6’ high. No storage higher than top of fence. Everything to be stored within the screened fence. Work trucks to be parked in back of building.

Motion was supported by Jacobs. On a roll call vote the motion carried unanimously.

08.   Private Road – Vacant land Judson Rd. – Gary Shepherd (owner) & West Shore Engineering & Surveying
∙       Parcel 61-15-134-200-0012-00
∙       Purpose – proposed private road to establish frontage for a single family home

Motion was made by Michelli to allow Osterhart to abstain due to a financial conflict (he is designing the new home proposed for this lot). Motion was supported by Farrar and carried unanimously.
1. The motion is made by Jacobs to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-134-200-0012-00

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):Previously approved land division.
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): retained on site
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Fire Department approval receive.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated _______________, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The 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 development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. 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.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: has a maintenance agreement approved by the Township that includes: the information for the deed restriction in regards to the water main and appropriate hydrants if the parcel is ever divided or developed for more than one home, zoning administrator follows through with a deed restriction on the property.

Support by Franklin. On a roll call vote: ayes 5, nays, 0, abstain 1 (Osterhart).

Old Business

Members discussed changing the density for senior housing at Sternberg and Quarterline. General consensus of the PC was to not make any changes.

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment: Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:45.

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 08/18/20

AGENDA

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

August 18, 2020
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING
Meeting will be held virtually via Webex.com in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes:  meeting July 21, 2020

03. Approve / Amend Agenda

04. Correspondence / Reports

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06.   Public Hearing – PUD special use
∙       Parcel – 61-15-122-100-009-50
∙       Meijer Store #232 – additional electric car charging stations

07.   PUD site plan revision – Additional electric car charging units
∙       Parcel – 61-15-122-100-0009-50
∙       Address: 5300 S Harvey St. Muskegon, MI 49444 Meijer Store #232

Old Business
07.   Site Plan – 2West 5542 S Dangl Fruitport, MI 49415
∙       Parcel 61-15-124-300-0001-00
∙       Purpose – Expansion of retail greenhouse

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Board of Education Regular Monthly Meeting Minutes – 08/17/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Regular Monthly Meeting
August 17, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Board Room

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I. The Regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 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, Dave Hazekamp, and Steve Kelly.

IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item 20-098. MOTION by Franklin, SECOND by Brott to approve the agenda as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

V. PRESENTATIONS
None.

VI. COMMUNICATIONS
None.

VII. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

VIII. SUPERINTENDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
Superintendent, Bob Szymoniak read aloud a letter recognizing the leadership of Allison Camp in the development of Fruitport Community School’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan and all of the related documents and actions pertaining to reopening of school for the 2020-21 school year. He congratulated her on a job well done!

IX. CONSENT AGENDA
Item 20-099. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Franklin to approve the Consent Agenda as listed below:
1. Approval of Special Meeting Minutes of August 12, 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

X. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
None.

XI. BUSINESS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held August 10, 2020.
Elroy Buckner reported on a Business and Finance Committee meeting held August 10, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Mark Mesbergen, and Bob Szymoniak, were present. The committee discussed Bus Bids, the updates to Food Service policy #8500, and the financial implications of the COVID Preparedness Plan.

2. Bus Purchase.
Item 20-100. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Cole to approve the bid from Midwest Transit Equipment to purchase a bus and warranty not to exceed $73,339 as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

3. First Reading of Updated Food Service Policy #8500.
Item 20-101. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Kelly to approve the first reading of updated Food Service policy #8500 as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

XII. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held August 10, 2020.
Steve Kelly reported on a Personnel Committee meeting held August 10, 2020. Dave Hazekamp, Steve Kelly, Tim Burgess, and Bob Szymoniak, were present. The committee discussed human resource implications regarding the pandemic.

XIII. STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Report of a committee meeting held August 12, 2020.
Jill Brott reported on a Student Affairs Committee meeting held August 12, 2020. Susan Franklin, Jill Brott, Allison Camp, and Bob Szymoniak were present. The committee discussed education options and changes to handbooks with regard to COVID-19.

XIV. BOARD MEMBER REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS
Jill Brott spoke about the change to the football season and asked about the interim athletic director.

Dave Hazekamp reminded everyone to review the Superintendent Evaluation tool.

Kris Cole announced the Middle School Robotics kick-off that is scheduled to take place on September 12th. He was excited to share that FMS will be a hub for other schools if needed.

XV. AGENDA ITEMS for FUTURE MEETINGS & SCHEDULING OF ANY SPECIAL MEETINGS
1. Business and Finance Committee will meet September 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
2. Personnel Committee will meet September 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
3. Student Affairs Committee will meet September 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

XVI. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

XVII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-102. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Steve Kelly
Board Secretary

Maribeth Clarke
Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education Special Meeting Agenda – 08/24/20

Fruitport Community Schools
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Monday, August 24, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room
and Virtual via Zoom

AGENDA

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Regular Meeting Minutes of August 17, 2020 (attachment IV-1)
2. Updates to the 2020-21 School Calendar (attachment IV-2)

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.

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 08/24/20

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

AUGUST 24, 2020

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

This meeting will be held virtually via Webex.com in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Information to access the meeting:
Meeting number (access code): 126 639 9866
Meeting password: 7Szg2TpQZc8 (77942877 from phones and video systems)
Join by phone: 1-415-655-0001

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 8/10/20 and 8/13/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Approval to Hire Officers Brendan Zandi and Noah Robart

08. New Business
A. Reappointment of Jason Franklin to Planning Commission

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

FCS – Business and Finance Committee Meeting Minutes – 08/10/20

Business and Finance Committee
Monday, August 10, 2020
11:30 a.m., Superintendent’s Office
Meeting Minutes

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

1. Bus Bids
Mark presented a recommendation to accept a bid from Midwest Transit Equipment to purchase an off-leased bus. This bus would replace a bus that blew its engine during the spring. The recommendation is to purchase the warranty for an additional $5,100.

2. Updated Food Service Policy #8500
Bob presented an updated food service policy #8500 for review.

3. COVID Preparedness Plan – Financial Implications
Bob and Mark talked about the preparedness plan and a high level view of the financial implications. They also talked about the plan to track all cost associated with COVID.

Meeting adjourned at 12:21 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen

Fruitport Board of Education Special Meeting Minutes – 08/12/20

Fruitport Board of Education
Special Board Meeting
August 12, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Board Room

I. The Special meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 6:02 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 20-093. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the agenda with the addition of item #IV-3 Handbook Addendum.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

IV. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Special Meeting Minutes of August 6, 2020.
Item 20-094. MOTION by Cole, SECOND by Buckner to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of August 6, 2020 as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0

Steve Kelly entered the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

2. COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.
Curriculum Director, Allison Camp presented information on the district’s journey to create Fruitport’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. She covered multiple topics from what Face-to-Face and virtual instruction will look like this fall to cleaning classrooms, distributing meals, and hand sanitizing. She and Superintendent, Bob Szymoniak addressed all of the questions and concerns the online community shared during the meeting.
Item 20-095. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Buckner to approve the Fruitport Community Schools’ COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

3. COVID-19 Handbook Addendum.
Item 20-095. MOTION by Brott, SECOND by Franklin to approve the COVID-19 Handbook Addendum as presented.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC
None.

VI. OTHER
Dave Hazekamp spoke about the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. He reminded everyone that the Plan is an offensive-minded plan and is only temporary.

Susan Franklin expressed her appreciation for all of the hard work that went into creating the Plan.

VII. ADJOURNMENT
Item 20-096. MOTION by Buckner, SECOND by Brott to adjourn.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0

The meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Maribeth Clarke
Recording Secretary

Fruitport Board of Education Special Meeting Agenda – 08/12/20

Fruitport Community Schools
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting Room

AGENDA

I. CALL to ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

IV. GENERAL BOARD BUSINESS
1. Special Meeting Minutes of August 6, 2020 (attachment IV-1)
2. COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

V. REMARKS FROM THE PUBLIC*

VI. OTHER

VII. ADJOURNMENT

*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.

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of July 27, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, July 27, 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 Safety, Brian Michelli; Director or Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Attorney, Ron Bultje.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of July 13, 2020 as presented.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the following change:

Remove George Manning until he can be present.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that the new DPW truck has arrived; the Broadway lift station has a pump down, but is being repaired tomorrow.
2. Brian Michelli reported that the Fire Department parking lot repairs and sealing are in progress.
3. A report from the Muskegon County Equalization office was shared.
4. Heidi Tice shared a cell tower lease buyout opportunity; MSU Extension newsletter was shared; produce boxes are being given away on Thursdays through a farm to family program; Senior Power of Produce is happening at the farmer’s market.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-068 Second Reading: Prohibition Against Disturbing Public Order and Decency Ordinance
The proposed ordinances will be additional tools to be able to take immediate action rather than waiting for the Prosecutor and provide a quicker way to diffuse a situation within Fruitport Township.

Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 817, the Prohibition Against Disturbing Public Order and Decency Ordinance as presented.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 817.

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

20-069 Second Reading: Resisting, Opposing, or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer Prohibition
Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 818, the Resisting, Opposing, or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer Prohibition Ordinance as presented.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 818.

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

20-070 Second Reading: Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance
Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 819, the Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance as presented.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 819.

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

20-071 Harvey Street DDA
A DDA would develop a plan for improvements in a specified area. The plan would potentially increase the value of properties in the area and attract growth. The tax increments on the growth would be captured by the DDA.

The next step to begin the process would be to adopt a resolution to schedule a public hearing, declare the intent to form a DDA, and set boundaries.

20-072 Spruce Street Special Assessment
The topic of refusal of payment of invoice for attorney fees associated with altering the Spruce Street Special Assessment at the request of a resident was discussed. The option of taking the matter to court will not be worth the time and costs associated with it.

Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to drop the pursuit of attorney fees associated with the alteration of the Spruce Street special assessment.

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

It is recommended that an escrow account be set up for any future similar situations.

20-073 Kris Collee, AgeWell Services, to present senior services plan
Kris Collee was present to share the plan for senior services funding to be allocated to AgeWell Services. She recommends getting started with memberships for our residents that would provide seniors with opportunities to access wellness programs, fitness, meals, art, outdoor activities, etc. A different formula would be looked at for next year if the COVID pandemic is over. The Safe Seniors Task Force is a future option. AgeWell is currently providing meals to 8 residents in Fruitport.

Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the concept presented by Kris Collee to use $31,700 of senior service millage funds to provide meals on wheels and senior wellness activities.

An agreement will be prepared and presented.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-074 First Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
On July 21, 2020, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Township Board to approve the zone change from M-1 Commercial Industrial Park District to the R-1 Medium Density Residential District for parcel number #61-15-101-200-0004-00 or 3724 E. Broadway Ave., Muskegon, MI 49444. The change would be consistent with the Master Plan and make the property a conforming lot. This constitutes the first reading of Ordinance 820. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on August 10, 2020.

20-075 First Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg
On July 21, 2020, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Township Board to approve the zone change from B-3 Service Business District to the R-1 Medium Density Residential District for parcel number #61-15-123-400-0003-00 or 2921 E. Sternberg Rd., Fruitport, MI 49415. The change would be consistent with the Master Plan. This constitutes the first reading of Ordinance 821. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on August 10, 2020.

20-076 Dirt Bike Nuisance Discussion
Complaints continue to come regarding the noise and dust created by dirt bikes being ridden in a residential neighborhood. A discussion on how to resolve the issue included the option to create an ordinance limiting nuisances causing an unreasonable breach of peace on lots smaller than a particular size. The board would like the Planning Commission to look for a solution.

20-077 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $22,672.60; Public Safety $19,106.46; Water $45,097.76; Sewer $10,226.03
Totaling: $97,102.85

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Brian Michelli shared that the August slip ‘n slide event is cancelled due to the COVID pandemic; interviews have been done for the 2 vacant Police Officer positions and offers have been given.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Mary Race thanked the board for looking for a solution for the dirt bike nuisance problem. She brought a copy of a letter signed by 7 neighbors who are concerned about the situation.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR