Fruitport Township

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of September 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of September 9, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the following addition:

Item 8-B: Authorization for Kiwanis street corner sales.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli asks that residents lock their vehicles to discourage theft.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that hydrant flushing is underway.
3. Heidi Tice shared that the MTA meeting will be at Muskegon Charter Township next Monday.
4. Andrea Anderson shared that the County of Muskegon has reimbursed the Township $6,620.05 for costs associated with the August election.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-111 Police Special Assessment District- Police Cost Recovery Ordinance
Discussion of a potential cost recovery ordinance taking the place of the current special assessment continued. Recent changes to the law called for changes to the current special assessment, leaving some businesses with large, unwarranted increases in their assessment. Creating a Cost Recovery Ordinance for Police services would allow the Township to recover only costs for services used beyond an amount outlined in the ordinance. The Board requested that the attorney draft the ordinance that the Board will discuss at the last meeting in October.

19-112 Second Reading: 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code Ordinance
Andrea Anderson moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 811, the 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code Ordinance. Said ordinance will allow for updates from the most current edition of the International Fire Code within Fruitport Township.
This constitutes the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 811.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-113 First Reading: Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance to prohibit recreational marihuana establishments
Denise Winebarger moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 812, the Zoning text amendment ordinance to prohibit recreational marihuana establishments within Fruitport Township.
This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 812.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

19-114 Mt. Garfield road project
Heidi Tice shared information regarding a potential gravel upgrade project requested by residents on Mt. Garfield Rd. The estimated cost is $72,000; ½ of the road is in Sullivan Township; the Muskegon County Road Commission will pay 25% of the project; $27,000 will be the responsibility of the Fruitport Township residents on Mt. Garfield Rd. Fruitport Township is willing to act as the bank and special assess the residents involved. Fruitport Township will not be putting any monies from the General Fund toward the project.

19-115 Kiwanis street corner sales
The Kiwanis organization has requested permission to solicit on the corners of Sternberg/Dangl and Sheridan/Shettler for the next Fruitport home game, Friday and Saturday from 2pm-6pm.
The motion by Terry Knoll, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously to allow Kiwanis to solicit during the requested times.

19-116 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $12,262.14; Public Safety $24,906.53; Water $13,596.99; Sewer $1,967.87; street lights 15,031.11; Trust & Agency $639.00
Totaling: $68,403.64
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Jay Bolt, Village of Fruitport councilmember, shared Village happenings:
Sign updates in the Veteran’s park and Pomona Park
Parks & Rec master plan is being finalized
Land Use Ordinance approved
Zoning map proposed changes, to which he also expressed his gratitude for the assistance received from Jeff Jacobs and Mike Michelli on the project
Update Master Plan in the near future, expected to take 9-12 months to complete
The Village would like to discuss the future of the library building and playground with the Library Board
2020 Project plans include resurfacing 3rd Avenue and replacement of traffic signals
Working on a sidewalk and street improvement plans

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:50pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 10/14/19

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

OCTOBER 14, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 9/23/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Approval to hire selected candidate for Assistant Assessor
B. Approval of Merle Boes agreement

08. New Business
A. Appeal from resident regarding attorney invoice
B. Streetlight request: Kersting Dr/Danglwood Ct
C. DPW vehicle and equipment purchase
D. Consideration of petitions for Mt. Garfield road improvement
E. Consideration of a Truck Route Ordinance

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

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 08/20/19

MINUTES

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

August 20, 2019
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 42-255 (c)
42-257: Discussion on the performance guarantee and when the PC or Township Board or Zoning Administrator could require a PG. Current language appears gray or ambiguous. In new ordinance, can there be a statement the Township may ask for a PG at any time the project stops for a certain period or doesn’t meet a deadline.

Start at 42-270

BOARD MEETING: Chair Michelli called meeting to order at 7:04

01. Roll Call: Kyle Osterhart, Matthew Farrar, Jeff Jacobs, Mike Michelli, & Brett Suchecki.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: July 16, 2019: Motion by Michelli with clarification item 7(3)g, dumpster enclosure will be of like material as the building. Support by Suchecki. Unanimous

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

04. Correspondence / Reports: Read letter from Greg Mason to Asmar Construction dated 8-13-19: Two letters from Supervisor Tice to TMC Ventures and the Public Safety Director.
Supervisor Tice has received calls on permits for fences and the fact that if there is a dispute, it is a civil matter. Discussed if the Township should require surveys prior to installation. PC will review fence ordinance at the next work session (42-74).

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

New Business
06. Public Hearing
Site Plan Review / Conditional Zone Change
Parcel:       15-111-200-0001-00
2875 Heights Ravenna Rd – Andy Mast Greenhouses

Motion by Osterhart, supported by Jacobs to open public hearing. Unanimous.

Dave Mast, 1534 Pannell Road, GR. Discussed plans on the site.

Discussion ensued. To move forward PC needs a contract zoning agreement. Developer will develop an agreement for contract zoning for PC to consider.

Called for additional public comment. None were heard. Mr. Mast asked what he can do with the property if the front is B-2. Discussion, no firm direction was given.

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

Motion by Osterhart to table the contractual zone change. Support by Suchecki and carried unanimously.

The Chair will discuss with the Township attorney on the possibility for contract zoning.

Old Business
07. Public Hearing – Site Plan Review – 1879 E Sherman Blvd. Walmart
Parcel:              15-785-000-003-00
Purpose:          Approval of dedicated parking for pick-up

Motion by Jacobs to open public hearing. Supported by Suchecki and carried. Amy Miles discussed the project. Re-striping for pick up customers along with a canopy.

Cindy and Jeff Beckwith 1931 East Broadway asked what side of the building will this impact. Concerned with the neighborhood. Concerned with the fences, berms, and shipping containers. Feels semi-trucks should not be using the back entrances. Also concerned with the traffic on the road and crime. Overall the development is not well kept. Loud generator at Lowes.

Motion by Jacobs supported by Suchecki to close public hearing.

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 15-785-000-003-00

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): No change to existing use.
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change to existing layout.
–g. A pedestrian circulation system which is insulated as completely as reasonably possible from the vehicular circulation system is provided. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Walking path is for employees only.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 6-18-19, 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 1 year. 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: NA

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

08. Private Road Review – 4764 Farr Rd – Keith Skrabis
Parcel:           15-030-200-0012-00
Purpose:       Private road land split – Keith requests to table to next month

09. Public Comments
None were heard.

10. Discussion – Planning Commission Documents: No discussion.

11. Adjournment: 8:25

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 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes – 09/09/19

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

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

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

Also Present: 5- residents; 2- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of August 26, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada shared that erosion along Beach St by the water filtration plant is being carefully watched to ensure the support and integrity of the 30” water supply line that supplies Fruitport’s water.
2. Brian Michelli shared that the new police cruiser should arrive toward the end of October; The police and fire stations are being updated with a key fob entry system that will be done in a few weeks- the update will cost approximately $3,500; School is back in session and school zone speeds should be followed; Officer Butler, the School Resource Officer, is back at the schools.
3. Heidi Tice shared Village of Fruitport zoning changes that will have an effect on the Township; Muskegon County will be holding a recycling event on October 19th; The Airline/US31 overpass will be closing for repair for approximately 1 month.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-105 Police Special Assessment District
Discussion of a potential cost recovery ordinance taking the place of the current special assessment continued. The topic will continue to the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-106 Resolution in honor of Lueneda Johnson’s 100th Birthday
A resolution was presented to long-time resident, Lueneda Johnson, in honor of her 100th birthday.

19-107 First Reading: 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code Ordinance
The ordinance would allow for updates from the most current edition of the International Fire Code.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on September 23, 2019.

19-108 First Reading: Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance to prohibit recreational marihuana establishments
After a public hearing on May 21, 2019, this amendment ordinance was recommended by the Planning Commission.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on September 23, 2019.

19-109 Approval to fill part-time Police Department clerical vacancy
The part-time clerical staff person at the Police Department has taken a job elsewhere, leaving a vacancy.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to authorize the Public Safety Director to fill the part-time Police Department clerical vacancy.

19-110 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $9,913.30; Public Safety $12,386.10; Water $28,044.41; Sewer $7,781.38
Totaling: $58,125.19

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Brian Michelli shared that the on-site fuel user contract from Merle Boes was sent to the attorney for review, his response was sent back to Merle Boes, and return response is pending.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none
The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:31pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 09/23/19

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

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION
7:00 P.M. BOARDMEETING

1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
2. Rollcall
3. Approval of board minutes: 9/9/19
4. Approve/amend agenda
5. Correspondence/reports
6. Public comments regarding agenda items

7. Unfinished Business
A. Police Special Assessment District
B. Second Reading: 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code Ordinance
C. Second Reading: Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance to prohibit recreational marihuana
establishments

8. New Business
A. Mt Garfield road project

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 August 26, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, August 26, 2019, in the township board room.

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

At 7:07pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of July 22, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented, with the following addition:

Item 8-F: Approval for Lion’s Club street corner sales

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that a pump went down at the Mt. Garfield lift station and is being rebuilt; the leak at the Smiley water tower will be repaired soon, waiting for part.
2. Rose Dillon shared that the Public Safety Director will have a user agreement soon from Merle Boes for the on-site fuel station.
3. Heidi Tice shared that the Community Day slip ‘n slide went well; the new Tree House Child Care Center is now open for business in the Village.
4. Andrea Anderson shared the turnout of the August 6th election; the Township will be reimbursed $6,620.05 by the Veterans Administration for the cost associated with the August 6th election; there will not be a November election in Fruitport.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-097 Best Yard Contest
The addresses submitted for this year’s Best Yard Contest were:
2129 E. Swanson Ct.
5360 Brooks Rd.
6865 Walker Rd.
85 N. 8th Ave.

5360 Brooks Rd. was chosen as the winner.

19-098 Police Special Assessment District discussion
Discussion occurred. The roll was reviewed. The concept of a cost recovery ordinance was also discussed.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-099 Approval for Farr Rd. culvert replacement
Per the Muskegon County Road Commission, a culvert failure has been identified on Farr Rd between Johnson Rd and Brooks road. The preliminary cost for the replacement is $9,850.51; of which $2,425.26 is the Township’s responsibility.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the replacement of the culvert on Farr Rd.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: None

19-100 Budget amendments
Terry Knoll moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve budget amendments as presented.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: None

19-101 Permission to fill Deputy Assessor vacancy and job description approval
Discussion on who will sit on the interview panel and review of the job description.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to grant permission to fill the Deputy Assessor vacancy and approve the job description provided.

19-102 Cell tower lease agreement amendment
The rent received from the tower company is currently $800/month. American Tower has requested to decrease the monthly rent to $450 and add renewal terms (however, the tower company can terminate at any time).

The sentiment of the Board is to leave the lease agreement alone; they are satisfied as is and do not wish to make any changes.

19-103 Road maintenance agreement
Terry Knoll moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to execute the agreement once it is updated with the addition of Spruce St.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: none

19-104 Approval for Lion’s Club street corner sales
The Lion’s Club has requested permission to have their street corner fundraiser on September 13 &14 at the corners of Dangl/Sternberg and Shettler/Sheridan.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to allow the Lion’s Club to sell fundraising items at the designated intersections.

19-104 Payment of bills
Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $47,247.77; Public Safety $37,668.39; Water $148,547.38; Sewer $13,258.57; T&A $4,784.00; Street lights $15,080.78
Totaling: $266,586.89
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Andrea Anderson shared liquor license correspondences for 6523 Airline Rd. and 5648 Harvey St.
2. Ron Bultje shared copies of sample fireworks ordinances.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:32pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 09/09/19

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

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 8/26/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Police Special Assessment District

08. New Business
A. Resolution in honor of Lueneda Johnson’s 100th Birthday
B. First Reading: 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code Ordinance
C. First Reading: Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance to prohibit recreational marihuana establishments
D. Approval to fill part-time Police Department clerical vacancy

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of July 22, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, July 22, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 1- residents; 4- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of June 24, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented, with the following change:
Item 8-F Best Yard Contest 2019 will be moved to the next meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that they have broken ground on the Tree House daycare sewer extension.
2. Brian Michelli reported that the individual who was wanted for shooting a Muskegon Heights Police Officer was arrested by state and federal officers at a local Fruitport Motel; There was a meeting recently with local and state officials regarding the new legislative changes affecting the Police Special Assessment district in the Harvey/Sherman corridors.
3. Heidi Tice shared that the traveling Cirque Italia circus held in the Lakes Mall parking lot was successful and well attended; The Township Community Day slip ‘n slide was successful and will be held again on August 24th; There will be a 911 Dispatch open meeting to interview the candidates to fill the vacant Director position; Muskegon County Wastewater report was shared; A Consumers Hearing date was shared.
4. Andrea Anderson shared an article about the success of the School Resource Officer, Dan Butler.
5. Rose Dillon shared a billing update on the switchover to LED street lights with Consumers Energy.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-089 Public Hearing: Police Special Assessment Roll
(a.) The motion by Andrea Anderson supported by Rose Dillon was carried unanimously, to open the Public Hearing at 7:25pm.

(b.) Public Hearing: The Supervisor announced that this hearing is to hear public comment and accept written objections regarding the roll of a special assessment for Police services in the business corridors on Sherman and Harvey.

The district includes the business corridor on Sherman Blvd from Lowes to US-31 and on Harvey Street from Independence Drive to Mount Garfield Rd.

Discussion:
Recent legislative changes state that the costs associated with a special assessment such as this cannot be divided based on the volume of service.
The roll shall be assessed based on taxable value.
The special benefit to the businesses in this district is excess service.
Fruitport Township board members wish to make the way in which the roll is assessed be the most fair to the users involved.
State Representative, Greg VanWoerkom, shared that the legislative change was initialized by Meijer.
This legislative change will no longer allow the Township to hold the highest users of service accountable.
The board discussed the roll among staff and Representative VanWoerkom.

There were no written objections received by the board.

There were no property owners present to make comment. A representative from the Lakes Mall was present, but gave no comment.

Public comments: none

(c.) The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 8:09pm and return to open session.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to TABLE this topic for further discussion and review of the roll.

19-090 On-site fuel final approval
A site plan for the fuel tank area was taken to the Planning Commission and approved.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to move forward with Merle Boes to draft an agreement for fuel tank usage for fueling the Township vehicles; the agreement shall come to the board for approval.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

19-091 Approval to purchase police cruiser
The purchase of a cruiser will allow the department to follow the current fleet vehicle replacement schedule. This purchase was planned for the current budget. It will be a 4 year lease agreement with an annual payment of $14,115.00; total costs associated with the lease and including the necessary equipment and installation will be $50,775.00. The purchase of the SUV style vehicle is approximately $2,000 less than the cost of a sedan style. Given the low trade-in value for the vehicle being replaced, the Public Safety Director suggests using it to create a pool car for township-wide usage for employees to take when traveling for trainings or other work related trips.
This purchase is recommended by the Public Safety Committee.
Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to take the Public Safety Committee’s recommendation and purchase the requested cruiser.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

19-092 Approval for Quarterline Rd. culvert replacement
Per the Muskegon County Road Commission, a culvert failure has occurred on Quarterline Rd between Mt. Garfield Rd and Pontaluna Rd. The cost to replace the culvert is $24,125.65, of which $9,562.83 is the township’s responsibility. The Road Commission has agreed to allow the township to split the costs to allow for a $5,000 payment now and $4,562.83 in the following budget year. The current fiscal year budget allows for $7,000 in culvert expenses. If there are no other culvert costs in the current fiscal year, the remaining $2,000 of budgeted fund will be put toward the cost before the close of the fiscal year.
Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to enter into the agreement with the Muskegon County Road Commission to replace the Quarterline Rd culvert, paying $5,000 this fiscal year and the remainder in the next fiscal year.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

19-093 Approval to purchase water meters
This is an annual purchase of water meters from Ferguson Waterworks. The cost is $22,538.00 plus freight.
Terry Knoll moved, supported by Jeff Jacobs, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Utilities Director, Steve Biesiada, to purchase the requested water meters from Ferguson Waterworks for $22,538.00.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

19-094 Wage approval for Deputy Treasurer
The Treasurer, Rose Dillon, has appointed a new Deputy Treasurer, Brooke Vanhouten. The wage for a deputy is determined at the time of annual budgeting and is currently $13.53/hour. The previous Deputy Treasurer is getting older and working is becoming more difficult.

19-095 Discussion on fireworks ordinance
The Public Safety Director has suggested discussing a fireworks ordinance to limit the days/times that fireworks are permitted following state guidelines. The board requested that the township attorney provide sample ordinances to review.

19-096 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $41,187.84; Public Safety $34,087.28; Water $177,403.91; Sewer $21,635.93; T&A $2,507.00; Street lights $13,086.76
Totaling: $289,908.72
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared that there will be an MTA meeting on the 5th Monday of July at Fruitport town hall where a presentation will be made regarding the Police Special Assessment District.
2. Andrea Anderson shared that residents, Scott and Joyce Tisch, expressed interest in purchasing the township owned property on Sternberg Rd. The township is not currently looking to sell that property.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:44pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting – 07/16/19

Minutes

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

July 16, 2019
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 42-255c

BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call: Chair Michelli, Brett Suchecki, Jason Franklin, Kyle Osterhart, Geoff Newmyer, Jeff Jacobs, & Matthew Farrar.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: May 21, 2019. Chair accepted as presented.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda. Chair removed item 6 from the agenda as it is a special use and must be posted for public hearing in SC1 zoning.

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor Tice handed out a drawing of requested setbacks of the private Road off Farr. Chair Michelli noted the supervisor sent a copy of the motions to the property owners from the last meeting and Mr. Margraf. Mr. Dave Mast was sent a letter relative to the development by his greenhouse on Hts. Ravenna. He was informed the property is zoned R-1 and any changes require zoning change.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics.

New Business

06. Site Plan Review – 1879 E Sherman Blvd. Walmart
Parcel: 15-785-000-003-00
Purpose: Approval of dedicated parking for pick-up

07. Site Plan Review – 3319 Mill Iron rd. TMC Mechanical
Parcel: 15-101-300-0013-30
Purpose: Site plan review of new commercial building

1. The motion is made by Newmyer to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 15-101-300-0013-30

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): Site Plan
–b. The landscape [will/will not] 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): similar buildings in area…site plan.
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of storm waters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Storm water plan.
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan
–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): Wall packs
–j

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 6-26-29, 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: Dumpster enclosure will be will be of like material as the building and same color as the building with a drawing submitted to and approved the ZA and PC Chair. No outside storage. Canopy to be removed or enclosed. Landscape plan and signage plan to be submitted to and approved by the Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission Chair.

Motion was supported by Farrar. Unanimous

08. Site Plan Review – 5865 Airline Rd Station 1 site plan modification – Fruitport Township
Parcel: 15-125-100-0003-10
Purpose: Site Plan for above ground fueling station

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 15-125-100-0003-10

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): site plan
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of storm waters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): _____________ Site plan
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit [does/does not] have access to a public

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 7-9-2019, 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:

Motion was supported by Newmyer and carried unanimously.

09. Private Road Review – 4764 Farr Rd – Keith Skrabis
Parcel: 15-030-200-0012-00
Purpose: Private road land split

1. Need two passing lanes per ordinance that are 20 feet wide and 60 feet long or pursuant to the fire code. Location of pass lanes and number of pass lanes will be approved by the Public Safety Director.
2. Need a survey to determine if there is actually 15 acres.
3. Back two lots are not five acres.
4. Need a meets & bounds survey to determine if there is adequate acreage for the zoning.

Motion by Franklin to table. Supported by Farrar and carried unanimously.

Old Business

11. None

12. Public Comments: None

13. Discussion – Planning Commission Documents

14. Adjournment Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:15

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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 05/21/19

MINUTES

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

May 21, 2019
No Work Session only Meeting
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call: Geoff Newmyer, Matthew Farrar, Mike Michelli, Kyle Osterhart, Jeff Jacobs, & Brett Suchecki. Staff: Supervisor Tice, & Jacob Mason

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: April 16, 2019: Chair accepted as presented.

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

04. Correspondence / Reports: Chair Michelli read the correspondence and reports.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: No comments were heard.

New Business

06. Site Plan Review – 2770 E Sternberg Rd
Parcel: 15-123-100-0035-00
Purpose: Approval of new storage building

Dave Markgraf 2800 East Sternberg stated he wants to build a commercial building behind a home he owns. Supervisor Tice stated DPW Director has no issues. Discussion ensued.

1.0 The motion is made by Newmyer to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s). 15-123-100-0035-00

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 storm waters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–d. The site plan [will/will not] provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping [will/will not] provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ______________ _________________________________________________________________.
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–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): Site plan and special conditions

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 4-5-19, 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: 1) Dumpster location to be approved by the Fire Marshall. 2) trees planted in the back, 3) front façade to meet ordinance and to be approved by the Chair and include canopy over entry doors, 2) signage to meet current ordinance, 3)screening to block light to the building to the west, & 4) dumpster enclosure to match building and be approved by the Supervisor and Chair.

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll call, 5 yes, 1 no

07. Public Hearing & Zone Change – 2034 Judson Rd
Parcel: 15-134-200-0013-00
Purpose: Rezone subject land from R-4 to R-6

Motion Jacobs support Newmyer to open public hearing. Roll call unanimous

Steve Vallier, with Westshore representing the property owners. Requesting change from R4 to 6. States area does not conform to r4 currently as properties do not have the minimum 5 acres or frontage. R6 is more compliant with what is already there in the neighborhood. This will allow the lot in the back to have access to Judson and be developable. This will make the lot conforming and the dwelling less non-conforming.

Richard R Archambeau 2034 Judson stated the lot was larger when he bought it.
He is not opposed to the rezone.

Motion to close public hearing made by Farrar and supported by Suchecki unanimous.

Motion made by Jacobs to pass the following resolution. Motion was supported by Newmyer. Carried unanimously.

I. RESOLUTION
The Planning Commission recommends to the Township Board that the proposed rezoning, to rezone the land generally described in the Notice of Public Hearing, and more specifically described in the proposed Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance, from R4 to R6, be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 15-134-200-0013-00

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

08. Public Hearing & Site Plan revision – Arby’s 1757 E Sherman
Parcel: 15-900-251-1210-00
Purpose: Site Plan Adjustment for Special Use

Motion by Newmyer supported by Osterhard to open public hearing. Carried unanimously.

Jason Potter 1811 4 mile road. GR. Arby is doing a national rollout project. This is a forced remodel. Site has building issues which has forced the remodel to move up.

All changes are decorative and repairs. Will lose 82 square feet.

Motion was made by Osterhart to close public hearing. Supported by Suchecki. Roll call unanimous
1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 15-134-200-0013-00

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/will not] 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): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
b. The special use [will/will not] 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/will not] change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ________Update façade with approved materials.
–f. The special use will not create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services and will not be detrimental to the economic welfare of the Township. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): existing use.

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 4-24-19, 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.
–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:

Motion was supported by Newmyer. Motion carried unanimously.

09. Public Hearing & Site Plan revision- Pin Crest Lanes 6751 Airline Rd.
Parcel: 15-125-400-0027-00
Purpose: Site Plan Adjustment for Special Use

Motion made by Farrar supported by Osterhart to go into public hearing. Unanimous.

Amy Cohoon 13962 Garfield Street Spring Lake. Site plan proposal to fence in south lawn and install walk up area and improve façade and kitchen area.
Mrs. Cohoon outlined the changes made to date future plans.
No other

Motion to close public hearing made by Newmyer supported by Farrar and carried.
1. The motion is made by Farrar to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 15-125-400-0027-0 0for the following requested special use:

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/will n 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): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–b. The special use [will/will not] 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/will not] change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–c. The special use [will/will not] be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses. This finding is based upon the following facts: _______________________ _____________________________________________Improve existing use____________________.
f. The special use [will/will not] create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services and [will/will not] be detrimental to the economic welfare of the Township. 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 4-25-19, 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.
–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: Panic hardware required on all gates.

Supported by Suchecki. Unanimous.

10. Public Hearing & Site Plan/use revision – Dust & Vac Maid Service – 5232 Airline Rd.
Parcel: 15-123-100-0018-00
Purpose: Site Plan review for change of use to a special use

Motion by Farrar supported by Osterhard to open public hearing supported by Osterhart. Unanimous

Sheila Prenger 281 3rd avenue. Wants to move her business 5232 Airline Road. Business is a change of use so current code is required.

Motion by Farrar to close public hearing supported by Newmyer. Unanimous.
1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 15-123-100-0018-00

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): Consistent with surrounding area.
–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): Elevation to remain the same.

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 11-25-09, 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.
–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: Provide 20’ access around building for public safety. Since this is a change of use, and must meet current code for the intent of the new use.

Support by Suchecki. Unanimous.

Old Business

11. Public Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance
Purpose: Prohibit all recreational marijuana establishments in all zones within Fruitport Charter Township

Motion by Suchecki to open a public hearing. Supported by Osterhart and carried unanimously.

No public comments were made.

Motion by Newmyer supported by Osterhart to close public hearing. Unanimous

Motion by Osterhart to recommend the amendment to the Board. Support by Newmyer. Unanimous roll call.

12. Public Comments: None

13. Discussion – Planning Commission Documents: No discussion

14. Adjournment: Chair adjourned at 9:15

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 Township Board Meeting Agenda – 08/26/19

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

AUGUST 26, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 7/22/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Best Yard Contest 2019
B. Police Special Assessment District discussion

08. New Business
A. Approval for Farr Rd. culvert replacement
B. Budget amendments
C. Permission to hire Deputy Assessor and job description approval
D. Cell tower lease agreement amendment
E. Road maintenance 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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 24, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 24, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 4- residents; 0- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of May 13, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared a letter from the Drain Commissioner to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding water/drainage concerns for the potential casino property- Jeff Jacobs suggested that she should have scheduled meetings to work with the Tribe for a resolution before now.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that lead and copper sampling is underway; the Water Authority is making progress in repairing the Smiley water tower leak.
3. Rose Dillon shared events from the time capsule ceremony and shared a resolution from the State of Michigan that was presented at the ceremony.
4. Heidi Tice shared that Fruitport Congregational Church will be burying a church time capsule and having an anniversary party on July 14th; the annual Fruitport Community Day and slip ‘n slide will be in Pomona Park on July 20th.
5. Andrea Anderson reported on cemetery improvements that have taken place and come in under budget- the dilapidated green garage has been torn down and 3 retaining walls throughout the cemetery have been replaced.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-081 Approval to purchase turnout gear
The Fire Department budgeted for the replacement of 3 sets of turnout gear this year as part of the replacement plan. The bulk of the cost will come out of the Turnout Gear line account and any additional will come out of the Equipment line account.

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to purchase 3 sets of turnout gear for $7,030.50.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

19-082 Adoption: Zoning map amendment ordinance
Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt ordinance #810 to amend the Township’s zoning map by changing the zoning classification from R-4 Residential-Agricultural District to R-6 Single Family Residential for parcel number 61-15-134-200-0013-00 or 2034 Judson Rd., Spring Lake MI 49456 as recommended by the Planning Commission.

At a public hearing on May 21, 2019, the Planning Commission gave the following reason supporting the zone change:
1. Will make the property conforming.
2. Will make the placement of the existing house less non-conforming.
3. Will allow for easement to landlocked property.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 810.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

18-083 Police SAD discussion
The purpose of the current assessment is to recuperate costs incurred. Recent legislation does not allow for the assessment to be based on volume of service, but rather must be based on taxable value, SEV, or square footage.
With this change, the Township must change the way we assess the district. The consensus of the Board is to assess based on square footage.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to schedule a public hearing to reestablish the assessment roll on July 22, 2019.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

19-084 Land contract time extension for Porter Rd. Property
David Farhat was present as a representative for his brother and land contract holder, Daniel Farhat. In good faith, the Township allowed Daniel Farhat to purchase the nearly 40 acres of land on Porter Rd. on land contract for $99,900 in 2014. The April 2019 payment and May 2019 payoff were missed. Mr. Farhat has asked for a one year extension to pay off the property. Discussion of contract violation occurred regarding the property being logged and timber being sold for profit. Mr. Farhat explained that the area had a problem with diseased trees, therefore the land was cleared to avoid the spread of disease.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to extend the land contract for 1 year, payable by May 16, 2020; asserting that the April and July payments including interest on the missed quarterly payment will be made by July 1, 2019; no further trees are to be cut down unless approved by the Township Board; authority be given to the Supervisor and Clerk to execute the updated agreement.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: Hulka

19-085 Discussion of possible on-site fuel
Representatives from the Township have met with Merle Boes regarding the possibility of on-site fuel tanks for unleaded and diesel. Between all Township departments, approximately $51,000 was spent in fuel last fiscal year. Having fuel on-site would save approximately $0.51/gal of unleaded and $0.57/gal of diesel, totaling approximately $13,000 annually. The tanks that have been discussed would be a 1,000 gallon unleaded and 500 gallon diesel, both of which are double wall, self-contained tanks. The Township would be responsible for a fuel management system to track usage. Liability insurance coverage would cost $159 annually.

Terry Knoll moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize Brian Michelli to move forward with obtaining the tanks and the requirements of such and to look into further pollution insurance possibilities.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-086 Approval of copper water service material supplier
Core & Main was the lowest bid out of 3, $10,956.

Andrea Anderson moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Utilities Director, Steve Biesiada, to accept the low bid for copper service materials from Core & Main for the water & sewer department.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-087 Approval of new Metro Act permit for Zayo Group
Zayo Group, a fiberoptic broadband commercial internet provider, has requested a 15 year bilateral agreement with 3 5 year extensions. Attorney, Ron Bultje, recommends approving a 5 year unilateral agreement to provide more flexibility if needed in the future.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve a 5 year unilateral Metro Act Permit for Zayo Group.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-088 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $18,480.47; Public Safety $46,918.84; Water $26,461.66; Sewer $2,607.11; T&A $645.00; Street lights $15,184.67
Totaling: $110,297.75
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Denise Winebarger suggests emailing the recent Marihuana ordinance to lara-bmmr-enforcement@michigan.gov.
2. Heidi Tice reported on high water affecting much of Fruitport.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:53pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 07/22/19

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

JULY 22, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 6/24/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Public hearing: Police Special Assessment District roll
B. On-site fuel final approval

08. New Business
A. Approval to purchase police cruiser
B. Approval for Quarterline Rd culvert replacement
C. Approval to purchase water meters
D. Wage approval for Deputy Treasurer
E. Discussion on fireworks ordinance
F. Best Yard Contest 2019

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 04/16/19

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

April 16, 2019

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances
-Start at 42-251

BOARD MEETING – Call to order 7:02 p.m.

01. Roll Call: Jacobs, Suchecki, Chair Michelli, Osterhart

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: March 19, 2019. Accepted as submitted.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda

04. Correspondence / Reports:
– Pincrest Lanes requested Zoning Administrator/PC Chair approval on making some changes due to deck and fencing needing to be removed in order to connect to municipal sewer. Chair Michelli requested a print of just the proposed cement patio and advised other changes purposed would need to come before the Planning Commission.
– Temporary Use Permit was given to Phantom Fireworks to operate a retail fireworks tent in the parking lot of JC Penney 5600 Harvey St.
– A letter was sent from Supervisor Tice to Dave Markgraf of Golls Welding, allowing him to still rent out a house on his property while trees are being cleared for a new project that will be coming to Planning.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business

06. Ordinance amendment: prohibiting marihuana establishments. A public hearing needs to be scheduled for this item at the next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting.

Old Business

07. Zone Change- North Ottawa Community Hospital
Parcel/s:         15-134-100-0001-00
∙                       15-134-100-0002-00
∙                       15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose: Re-zone to match Fruitport Township’s master plan: Commercial/B-2
– Continue to table, PC requested contact w/North Ottawa on their intentions with this rezone.

08. Public Comments: None

09. Adjournment – 8:25 p.m.

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 10, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 10, 2019, in the township board room.

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

At 7:09pm, 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 of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of May 13, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the following addition:

Item 8-E: Culvert on Stringer Rd.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli shared that the many rumors of violence during Old Fashioned days were untrue.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that the Smiley water tower has a leak at an expansion joint that is being evaluated; the new lift station at Motion Dynamics is operational; the DPW will be meeting with the Village regarding the sewer extension for the Treehouse Daycare Center.
3. Heidi Tice is in communication with the Chamber of Commerce regarding a placement plan for the Harvey St district; Community Day went well; July 20th will be the next Community Day-slip ‘n slide; the August slip ‘n slide date may change; Clean-up Days went well; shared the Muskegon County Road Commission policy on residential speed limit signs.
4. Andrea Anderson shared that an invoice for $6,760.18 has been sent to Muskegon Central Dispatch for the costs associated with the May election; shared the Muskegon County Board of Canvassers report, noting no issues in any of Fruitport’s precincts; Muskegon County has approved funding for the August election; Fruitport will take part in a Risk Limiting Audit pilot for elections on Wednesday.
5. Rose Dillon shared a letter from the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks recognizing that Clerk Andrea Anderson has attained the Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk (CMMC) certification; shared a current investments spreadsheet.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-074 Review response to letter from Tribe
A letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs requesting response to questions regarding impact, response is due Friday.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-075 Approval to purchase turnout gear
The Public Safety Director requested this item to be tabled.

The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to TABLE this item until the next meeting.

19-076 First reading: Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance
On May 21, 2019, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Township Board to approve the zone change from R-4 Residential-Agricultural District to the R-6 Single Family Residential District for parcel number #61-15-134-200-0013-00 or 2034 Judson Rd, Spring Lake, MI 49456. The change would make the lot conforming and the current house less non-conforming. It will create access to landlocked property. This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on June 24, 2019.

19-077 Michigan Township Services ordinance violation/citation discussion
A discussion occurred regarding cost recovery associated with ordinance enforcement. It was asked that the Supervisor check to see if the Township has an official Municipal Ordinance Violation Bureau and find any other information associated with such.

19-078 Resolution for inclusion in time capsule
Rose Dillon shared a resolution to be included in the next 50 year time capsule along with a photo of the Board. A ceremony will take place on June 22nd @ 1:00pm.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adopt the resolution and have it be included in the time capsule.

19-079 Culvert on Stringer Rd.
Information was brought to the Board regarding a hole in Stringer Rd caused by the failure of a small culvert.

Greg Hulka moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor to sign the repair agreement when it is presented.

Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll.

Information to consider in the future was discussed regarding Jensen Rd. The residents of Jenson Rd would like to have a gravel upgrade. A current culvert does not have much life left and will need to be replaced if a gravel upgrade is done. The Road Commission will not pay cost associated with a culvert replacement if the culvert has not failed.

19-080 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $26,765.68; Public Safety $41,390.30; Water $103,210.87; Sewer $21,881.30; T&A $6,170.00
Totaling: $199,418.15

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared that the Public Safety Director is gathering information regarding the possibility of implementing a hotel impact fee.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:15pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 06/24/19

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

JUNE 24, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 6/10/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Approval to purchase turnout gear
B. Adoption: Zoning map amendment ordinance
C. Police SAD discussion

08. New Business
A. Land contract time extension for Porter Rd property
B. Discussion of possible on-site fuel
C. Approval of copper water service material supplier
D. Approval of new Metro Act permit for Zayo Group

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of May 13, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, May 13, 2019, in the township board room.

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

At 7:01pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

Also Present: 3- residents; 0- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of April 22, 2019 as presented.

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

Item 8-C: Resolution for Ron Langlois

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli shared that the 911 surcharge passed in last week’s election and will help eliminate many dead radio areas in Fruitport; The Public Safety departments are gearing up for Fruitport Old Fashioned Days.
2. Ron Langlois shared that the Smiley water tower is scheduled to be cleaned between May 18 and 21, weather dependent; The new DPW Director will begin training on May 20th.
3. Heidi Tice shared events that are coming soon to Fruitport, including Dancing into the Sunset and Fruitport Old Fashioned Days; Central Dispatch Director, Shawn Grabinski will be retiring in July; periodicles regarding state and local topics are available at Town Hall that have been provided by Senator Jon Bumstead and Representative Greg VanWoerkom; 2-1-1 would like to use the Township’s webpage to assist in providing services.
4. Andrea Anderson reported a dividend of $1,619.16 received from Michigan Township Participating Plan; Election turnout was low with an average of 16.35%.
5. Rose Dillon shared that Fruitport’s 50 year time capsule has been opened and artifacts will be on display at the Village Pharmacy and on the Fruitport Historical Society website; On June 22, 2019 the public is invited to witness the placement of the new 50 year capsule that will be unearthed in 2069.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-067 Approve appointment of Russell Stressman to the ZBA
At the end of his term, John Winskas stepped down as a member of the ZBA.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, seconded by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the Supervisor’s appoint of Russell Stressman to a three year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. His term will end January 1, 2022.

19-068 Police Special Assessment discussion
The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to TABLE this topic until the June 24th meeting.

19-069 Discussion of foreclosure property
Discussion occurred. The Township chooses to have no interest in the Hts. Ravenna property.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-070 Public Hearing: Special Assessment Roll for Spruce St road maintenance

(a.) Andrea Anderson moved, supported by Rose Dillon MOTION CARRIED, to open the Public Hearing at 7:22pm.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson
Nays: none

Brenda and Wayne Ferrier, property owners at 3509 S. Sheridan Dr. (corner of Sheridan and Spruce) have requested that the roll be split per parcel rather than by percentage of road frontage. The property was vacant when the assessment was created to pay for road maintenance on Spruce Street. The property owners have built a home that is solely accessed from Sheridan Dr.

Comments:
1. Brenda Ferrier presented a petition signed by 100% of property owners in the above mentioned Special Assessment District in favor of a per parcel split.
2. Dave Sims, White St, inquired if the White St Special Assessment District could become strictly snow plowing without the grading and brining services.

(b.) The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 7:32pm and return to open session.

Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the proposed roll for Spruce St. road maintenance Special Assessment District, splitting the costs by parcel.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson
Nays: none

19-071 Discussion regarding letter from Bureau of Indian Affairs
Discussion of the impacts a casino would have on the community. The Supervisor asked to send any other opinions to her in the next week.

19-072 Resolution for Ron Langlois
Rose Dillon read a resolution to honor the public service of Ron Langlois in his 18 years with Fruitport Township.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to adopt the presented resolution.

19-073 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $31,711.79; Public Safety $35,881.97; Water $109,080.39; Sewer $17,640.84; T&A $1,535.00; Street Lights $15,147.93
Totaling: $210,997.92
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Brian Michelli has an upcoming meeting to evaluate potential cost savings of having an on-site fueling station, he will bring information back to the Board.
2. Heidi tice shared that the June Community Day will be June 7th from 3:30-5:30pm at Town Hall.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 06/10/19

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

JUNE 10, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 5/13/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Review response to letter from Tribe

08. New Business
A. Approval to purchase turnout gear
B. First reading: Zoning map amendment ordinance
C. Michigan Township Services ordinance violation/citation discussion
D. Resolution for inclusion in time capsule

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, April 22, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 3- residents; 1- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities Ron Langlois; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of April 8, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared on road projects throughout the County for 2019; There will be a group of people volunteering to clean up the areas around the Lakes Mall on Saturday, April 27th; The Lions Easter Egg Hunt went well.
2. Ron Langlois shared that D&J Sewer Cleaning has donated a Diaphragm Pump to the DPW; The West Michigan Regional Water Authority has contracted with H2O Towers to clean the Smiley water tower in May at the price of $4,365; The DPW will be contracting with Advanced Sealing and Paving to reseal their parking lot.
3. Rose Dillon shared that the Fruitport Youth Club’s opening day is this Saturday.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-059 Second Reading: Business Registration Ordinance
Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to establish the charge for the registration fee at $35.00.
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Business Registration Ordinance. Said ordinance will require any business establishment to obtain a certificate of registration within Fruitport Township.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 809.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

19-060 Approval to hire Director of Public Utilities
Current Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois, recently shared that he will be retiring this summer. The DPW committee recommends the hiring of Steve Biesiada and recommends offering him the presented contract.

The Board discussed adding additional verbiage to item #7-

Was: Vacation. Will receive 4 weeks vacation.
Amended: Vacation. Will receive 4 weeks vacation annually. Carry over as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the SEIU.

Greg Hulka moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the hiring of Steve Biesiada and approve the contract as presented with the above change as discussed.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

19-061 Approve reappointment of ZBA members: John Winskas and Joe DeMarco
John Winskas has not confirmed his willingness to serve, therefore his reappointment will be tabled.
Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the Supervisor’s reappoint of Joe DeMarco to a three year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. His term will end January 1, 2022.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

19-062 Approval of water service material supplier
Andrea Anderson moved, supported by Denise Winebarger, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Utilities Director, Ron Langlois, to accept the low bid for brass service materials from Ferguson Waterworks and to continue to purchase iron materials from EJCO for the water & sewer department.
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-063 AT&T Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension
Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve a 5 (five) year unilateral Metro Act Permit with AT&T. The purpose for the permit is for access to and on-going use of public rights-of-way within the Township of Fruitport for the purpose of providing telecommunication services to its customers.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

19-064 Police Special Assessment discussion
Ron Bultje shared that a recent amendment to the statute that the Township used in the creation of the Police Special Assessment District states that such assessments may not be assessed by usage. Ways of assessment must be uniform and may be calculated by percentage of taxable value, store frontage, square footage, etc. The Board would need to adopt a new resolution to establish a new formula.
It was requested that the Supervisor run the numbers based on square footage for the next meeting.

19-065 Discussion of foreclosure property
Discussion of a property on Hts Ravenna Rd. Final discussion will take place at the next meeting.

19-066 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $11,578.54; Public Safety $80,048.10; Water $285,540.67; Sewer $299.71; T&A $648.00; Street Lights $15,093.73; Drug Forfeiture $2,500.00
Totaling: $395,708.75
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Matt Peterson, Spruce St, inquired about the process of changing the roll for the Spruce St special assessment district.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:08pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 03/19/19

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

March 19, 2019
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call: Geoff Newmyer, Matthew Farrar, Kyle Osterhart, Jason Franklin, Brett Suchecki.
Staff: Supervisor Tice, Jacob Mason.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: February 19, 2019; No comments accepted as presented.

03. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: Special Meeting February 27, 2019; No comments, vice chair Osterhart accepted as presented.

04. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as presented.

05. Correspondence / Reports: None

06. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics. None were heard

07. Discussion: Proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting marihuana establishments

New Business

Old Business

08. Zone Change- North Ottawa Community Hospital
Parcel/s:             15-134-100-0001-00
∙                           15-134-100-0002-00
∙                           15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose:            Re-zone to match Fruitport Township’s master plan: Commercial/B-2

Motion by Suchecki, support by Newmyer to table this item. Unanimous

09. Site Plan Review– Township of Fruitport/Sheringer Park
Parcel:             15-112-100-0040-00
Purpose:          Approval for improvements

Newmyer: Disposition of the sand piles? Mr. Hulka is trying to move some of the sand piles once the weight restrictions are removed.

Suchecki: are the walk ways completed? Not yet, will be at some point.

Osterhart: Outlined the options before the PC. Requested more trees between the park and residential homes. Phase I landscaping is excellent. Restrooms, trails, parking, and fields need to be completed.
Suggested the following priorities:
1  Parking
2  Landscaping
3  Restrooms
4  Traffic Pattern: that does not include outletting into the residential area to the north.

Farrar: No comments.

Karen Johnson stated the soccer club pays for portable restroom.

A motion was made by Farrar to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 15-112-100-0040-00 for the following requested for a soccer park.

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/will not] 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): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–b. The special use [will/will not] 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/will not] change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–c. The special use will not be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses. This finding is based upon the following facts: Existing use & Site Plan
–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): Existing use and 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): Site plan.
–f. The special use [will/will not] create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services and [will/will not] be detrimental to the economic welfare of the Township. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________________.
–g. The special use [will/will not] involve uses, activities, processes, materials, and equipment and conditions of operation that will be detrimental to any persons, property, or the general welfare by reason of excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, fumes, glare, or odors. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): __________________________________________________________.
–h. The special use [will/will not] be consistent with the intent and purposes of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ____________ _________________________________________________________________.
–i. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the proposed special use: __________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

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 07-06-11, 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 as funding becomes available. 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: NA
–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: Begin with landscaping in the buffer areas between the park and residential dwellings.

Motion was supported by Newmyer:
Roll Call yes, Farrar, Suchecki, Newmyer, & Osterhart.
No: Franklin.

10. Site Plan Review Modification – Chandy Acres East 2239 Mt. Garfield Rd.
Parcel:          61-15-127-2000-0007-40
Purpose:      Modification of approved site plan under section 42-226

Dan Taber 5859 Chandonnet. Has concerns about the CAE. States pond has not received approval of the drain commissioner, concerns with the land division, North third of the retention pond will be parceled off. Also wants to make light there was a bunch of trees cleared over the past two months without an approved site plan. Concerned about a separate HOA. Is against having separate entities in the proposed development.

Dan Larabel AEH Byron Center Michigan: AEH has reverted to the original. One master deed and one site condo. Drain commissioner has approved the current storm water. Is clearing more trees for retention capacity. A 433 drain agreement is recorded.

Dan: Why was the tree clearing started prior to site plan approval. It was explained by the vice chair. PC was concerned with the retention done without approval, the numbering system, and the like. What AEH has submitted addresses these concerns. Dan feels the process has been not been followed and that work has been ongoing without PC approval.

Farrar: The PC was concerned with these things as well but they have been addressed.

Dan S: How deep is the pond, Dan L: 22 feet deep. The new size of the retention has eliminated lot A.

Osterhart: Overall, the changes made from the previous site plan have improved greatly. Does not like the large retention pond but that is what the County is doing everywhere. The numbering system is improved…more consistent neighborhood.

Bob Haren 5968 Chandonnet: The other pond is 30’ deep.

Matt Brink 2192 Colbert. Is the new pond private.

1 The motion is made by Farrar to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s)
61-15-127-2000-0007-40

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): Site plan.
–b. The landscape [will/will not] 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):
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of storm waters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Storm water plan has been approved by the MCDC
–d. The site plan [will/will not] provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping [will/will not] provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ______________ _________________________________________________________________.
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan approved by the FTFD
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–g. A pedestrian circulation system which is insulated as completely as reasonably possible from the vehicular circulation system [is/is not] provided. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): _______________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–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/are not] 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): ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–i. Exterior lighting [is/is not] 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): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–j. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the site plan: ____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 11-1-18, 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: none.

Supported by Osterhart.
Roll Call: Yes. Newmyer, Farrar, Osterhart.
No Franklin & Suchecki.

11. Public Comments
3292 Sheringer Road. Will there only be one exit off Sheringer. Wants to open an outlet Mark Street and does not want a second curb cut off Sheringer.

12. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:57.

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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 Township Board Meeting Agenda – 05/13/19

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

MAY 13, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 4/22/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Approve appoint of Russell Stressman to the ZBA
B. Police Special Assessment discussion
C. Discussion of foreclosure property

08. New Business
A. Public Hearing: Special Assessment Roll for Spruce St road maintenance
B. Discussion regarding letter from Bureau of Indian Affairs

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of April 8, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, April 8, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 1- residents; 2- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of March 25, 2019 as presented

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the following addition:

Item 8-D: Police Department voluntary demotion and approval to hire replacement.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that there was an armed robbery at the Speedway gas station, still looking for suspect; The Fire Department is receiving the generous donation of a gear extractor from Dr. Donna Rick DDS; The No More Sidelines charity basketball game went well.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-051 First Reading: Business Registration Ordinance
The ordinance would require any business establishment to obtain a certificate of registration within Fruitport Township.
This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on April 22, 2019.

19-052 Second Reading: Marihuana Establishments and Sale and Consumption in Public Places Ordinance
Terry Knoll moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Marihuana Establishments and Sale and Consumption in Public Places Ordinance. Said ordinance will prohibit marihuana establishments and would conform to Michigan law prohibiting the sale and consumption of marihuana in public places within Fruitport Township.
This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 808.
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-053 Annexation for City of Muskegon Development
Heidi Tice moved, seconded by Denise Winebarger, MOTION CARRIED, to remove from future agendas until further notified.
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

19-054 Bob Szymoniak with a School Resource Officer report
The Superintendent of Fruitport Schools, Bob Szymoniak, shared that Officer Dan Butler has been a perfect fit at Fruitport Schools and had helped in many ways. He thanked the Township for this partnership.

19-055 Patrick Finnegan to present a new online civil infraction mediation platform
Patrick shared a new service that is available to Police Departments for online dispute resolution. The costs would be covered by the court during their 1st trial year.
The Public Safety Director will monitor the progress of current hearings and bring information to the Public Safety Committee.

19-056 Local Road Project Contract
Under the agreement the following local roads will be improved with a chip seal:
Quarterline Rd: from Sternberg Rd to Pontaluna Rd (approx. 2 miles)
Brooks Rd: from Sternberg Rd to Cline Rd (approx. 1.5 miles)
Brooks Rd: from Cline Rd to Heights Ravenna Rd (approx. 1 mile)
Sheridan Rd: from Sternberg Rd to Mt. Garfield Rd. (approx. 0.5 mile)

Project(s) estimate: $161,750
Fruitport Township share: $72,750
Sullivan Township share of Brooks Rd: $8,125
Muskegon County Road Commission share: $80,875

Andrea Anderson moved, supported by Greg Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the local road project contract with the Muskegon County Road Commission and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to execute the presented agreement.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

19-057 Police Department voluntary demotion and approval to hire replacement
An Officer would like to step back to part-time for personal reasons.
Terry Knoll moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to fill the full-time position with current part-time Officer Jason Kuzyk.
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-058 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $31,822.70; Public Safety $65,731.75; Water $30,582.21; Sewer $21,062.97; T&A $1,920.00
Totaling: $151,119.63
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Muskegon County recycling events are coming and are posted in the lobby; Fruitport Township clean-up days will be May 3 & 4; the Muskegon recycling facility has closed permanently.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:07pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 04/16/19

AGENDA

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

April 16, 2019
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances
-Start at 42-251

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: March 19, 2019
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Ordinance amendment: prohibiting marihuana establishments

Old Business
07. Zone Change- North Ottawa Community Hospital
Parcel/s:     15-134-100-0001-00
∙                   15-134-100-0002-00
∙                   15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose:     Re-zone to match Fruitport Township’s master plan: Commercial/B-2

08. Public Comments
09. 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 Agenda – 04/22/19

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

APRIL 22, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 4/8/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Second Reading: Business Registration Ordinance

08. New Business
A. Approval to hire Director of Public Utilities
B. Reappoint ZBA members: John Winskas and Joe DeMarco
C. Approval of water service material supplier
D. AT&T Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension
E. Police Special Assessment discussion
F. Discussion of foreclosure property

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of March 25, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, March 25, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of March 11, 2019 as presented

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Ron Langlois shared a letter with the Board announcing his retirement effective July 1, 2019 and thanking the Township for many years of employment.
2. Heidi Tice shared that she attended a seminar in Lansing for Financially Responsible Communities.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-040 2019/2020 Budget Review
Discussion occurred. Any changes from the last meeting were reviewed.

Attorney Ron Bultje arrived at 7:20pm, during budget discussion.

19-041 Business Registration review and discussion
A proposed Business Registration Ordinance will be presented and available for first reading at the next meeting.

19-042 Annexation for City of Muskegon Development
No new information or discussion. Item TABLED.

19-043 First Reading: Marihuana Establishments and Sale and Consumption in Public Places Ordinance
The ordinance would prohibit marihuana establishments and would conform to Michigan law prohibiting the sale and consumption of marihuana in public places within Fruitport Township.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on April 8, 2019.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-044 Budget Public Hearing
(a.) Andrea Anderson moved, supported by Terry Knoll MOTION CARRIED, to open the Budget Public Hearing at 8:10pm.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

(b.) Public Hearing: The Supervisor announced the proposed millage rates as follows: General Fund at the millage rate of .9962 mills, Public Safety at 1.50 mills, Police at 1.00 mills, and Street Lights at .40 mills.

There were no comments heard.

(c.) The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 8:12pm and return to open session.

19-045 2019/2020 Budget Adoption
Rose Dillon moved, supported by Greg Hulka, MOTION CARRIED to adopt the April 1, 2019- March 31, 2020 draft budget as revised and to approve the millage rate and millage levies. Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees shall cause the listed millages to be levied and collected on all real and personal property within the township upon the 2019 general property tax roll an amount equal to the above shown mills as authorized under state law and approved by the electorate.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

19-046 Final 2018/2019 FY Budget Amendments
Rose Dillon moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the budget amendments as presented and to allow the Supervisor and Treasurer to make minor inter account adjustments which will have no effect on the overall account balances prior to year-end.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

19-047 Banking and Investing Resolution
Heidi Tice moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution approving the use of financial institutions and investments for the 2019-2020 FY.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

19-048 Nonpartisan Offices Resolution
Andrea Anderson moved, supported by Jeff Jacobs, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to support legislation that would allow Township Boards the option to have its elected officers appear as nonpartisan on the ballot.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

The Clerk will execute the resolution and return to Michigan Townships Association.

19-049 Casino support discussion
Discussion regarding further support of the Casino project occurred.

19-050 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $24,164.77; Public Safety $33,203.29; Water $34,018.46; Sewer $4,221.83; T&A $648.00; Street Lights 15,106.05
Totaling: $111,362.40
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is expected to be at the next Michigan Townships Association meeting.
2. The Board discussed the proposed kayak launch for Pomona Park in the Village of Fruitport.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 04/08/19

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

APRIL 8, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 3/25/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. First Reading: Business Registration Ordinance
B. Second Reading: Marihuana Establishments & Sale & Consumption in Public Places Ordinance
C. Annexation for City of Muskegon development

08. New Business
A. Bob Szymoniak with a School Resource Officer report
B. Patrick Finnegan to present a new online civil infraction mediation platform
C. Local Road Project Contract

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of March 11, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, March 11, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 3- residents; 0- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of February 25, 2019 as presented, with the following addition:

It shall be noted that Jeff Jacobs requested the Supervisor to seek comparisons for the Non-union, Boards, and administrative wages spread sheet.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Pastor Bob Davies discussed the relocation of Calvary Church into the former Bethel Baptist Church building across the street from Fruitport High School.
2. Brian Michelli shared that the Public Safety Departments will again be participating in the charity basketball event with No More Sidelines at Calvary Christian School on March 26th at 6:00pm; Central Dispatch’s request for a 911 surcharge has been updated with a 13 year sundown clause.
3. Ron Langlois shared that the Motion Dynamics expansion project is expected to be complete June 1st and a new lift station will be placed at the corner of Dangl and Mt Garfield.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-029 Business Registration review and discussion
The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously to TABLE this topic.

19-030 Planning Commission fee schedule revision
Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution for land use fees with the requested changes.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: None

19-031 Annexation for City of Muskegon Development
The motion by Terry Knoll, seconded by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously to approve Supervisor Tice’s request for Jeff Jacobs be included in future meetings with the City of Muskegon regarding the proposed annexation.

19-032 Second Reading: Zone Text Amendment Ordinance for Solar Energy Regulation
Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Solar Energy Regulation Ordinance as written. Said ordinance will outline the allowance of and regulations for solar energy production in particular zoning districts.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 806.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

19-033 2019/2020 Budget Review
Budget discussion occurred. Regarding the Parks Department budget, the Board discussed beginning their budget at $120,000 for fiscal year 4/1/19 – 3/31/20 and potentially allowing them to carry unused monies from the previous year (determined after the audit).

19-034 Review of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance
Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to send the zoning text amendment ordinance through the Planning Commission.

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

The regulatory ordinance will be put on the next agenda for a first reading.

19-035 Approval for Local Road Brine Program
The cost for the local roads will be $18,837.00 and the cost for additional roads (Cline, Wolf Lake, and Mt Garfield) will be $1,386.00.

The total cost for the program will be $20,223.00 for 2019.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to participate in the 2019 local road brine program with the Muskegon County Road Commission.

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

19-036 Old Fashioned Days Agreement
Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor to execute the Fruitport Lions Old Fashioned Days agreement.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: None

19-037 Frontier Communications Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension
Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve a 5 (five) year unilateral Metro Act Permit with Frontier Communications. The purpose for the permit is for access to and on-going use of public rights-of-way within the Township of Fruitport for the purpose of providing telecommunication services to its customers.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

19-038 ACD (KEPS Technologies) Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension
Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve a 5 (five) year unilateral Metro Act Permit with ACD (KEPS Technologies). The purpose for the permit is for access to and on-going use of public rights-of-way within the Township of Fruitport for the purpose of providing telecommunication services to its customers.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

19-039 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $25,070.52; Public Safety $33,066.00; Water $40,513.45; Sewer $19,862.13; T&A $1,295.00
Totaling: $119,807.10
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:42pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes – 02/27/19

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

February 27, 2019
8:00 AM BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING: Call to order at 0800

01. Roll Call: Kyle Osterhart, Matthew Farrar, Brett Suchecki, & Geoff Newmyer.
Staff Present Kim Morse, & Jacob Mason.

02. Approve / Amend Agenda: Vice Chair Osterhart accepted the agenda as presented.

03. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business

06. Site Plan Modification– Motion Dynamics Special Use/Public Hearing
Parcel:              15-124-300-0011-00
∙                         15-124-300-0016-00
Purpose:          Amend site plan for expansion

Chris Witham and Mr. Milanowski stated they added office space and break area by 5,000 square feet; added 40 parking spots south of the entry drive off Dangl. Water main was re-routed and permitted by DEQ. Public Safety Director explained his requests and stated all were accommodated on the amended site plan.

1. The motion is made by Newmyer to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 15-124-300-0011-00 & 15-124-300-0016-00.

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): updated 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): Drain Commission has approved the site drainage.
–d. The site plan will provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping [will/will not] provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site complies with requirements of the Fruitport Fire Department.
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–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): Site Plan

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated February 7, 2019, 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: Completion of the maintenance agreement approved by the Fire Department. Night lights to be compliant and remain on property.

Motion Supported by Suchecki. Roll call vote unanimous.

05. Public Comments: None.

06. Discussion – PC documents: No discussion

07. Adjournment: 0820

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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 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 03/25/19

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

MARCH 25, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 3/11/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. 2019/2020 Budget review
B. Business Registration review and discussion
C. Annexation for City of Muskegon development
D. First Reading: Marihuana Establishments & Sale & Consumption in Public Places Ordinance

08. New Business
A. Budget Public Hearing
B. Adopt 2019/2020 Budget
C. FY 2018/2019 Budget Amendments
D. Banking and Investing Resolution
E. Nonpartisan Offices Resolution
F. Casino support discussion

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of February 25, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, February 25, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 1- residents; 4- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; Attorney Ron Bultje

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of February 11, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Ron Langlois reported that a water main at Sheringer Rd. had to be lowered under the Kuis Drain due to elevation changes.
2. The West Michigan Regional Water Authority budget was shared; A tour of the new Fruitport High School project will be March 4th at 7:00pm; the Clerk shared appreciation for a $200 flag fund donation from the Fruitport Lioness Club; Senator Bumstead held office hours at Fruitport Town Hall this week and it went well.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-175 Business Registration review and discussion
Information on the concept was reviewed. The Fire Department will be responsible for the administrative duties of the business registration. The Board asked the Attorney to develop the ordinance with the presented information.

NEW BUSINESS:

18-176 Discussion: annexation for City of Muskegon development
Frank Peterson from the City of Muskegon presented a proposed development plan for the former site of the correctional facility. The property is split between the city of Muskegon and Fruitport Township. The City of Muskegon is asking that Fruitport Township annex the property to them. The Board requested that the City of Muskegon bring back ideas for a 425 agreement.

18-177 Fire Department vacation time payout
The Public Safety Director has requested that a maximum of 54 hours of PTO time be paid out for fire personnel due to scheduling conflicts and a shortage of available staff. The fulfillment of this request is recommended by the Public Safety Committee.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to proceed with negotiating a memorandum of understanding with the IAFF union to accomplish the request.

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

18-178 First Reading: Zone Text Amendment Ordinance for Solar Energy Regulation
On February 19, 2019, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Township Board to approve the Zone Text Amendment Ordinance for Solar Energy Regulation. The ordinance would allow for and regulate the production of Solar Energy in Fruitport Township.
This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on March 11, 2019.

18-179 Planning Commission fee schedule revision
Supervisor Tice recommends adding a PUD Pre-application meeting and PUD workshop meeting to the Planning Commission fee schedule. It is suggested that the ability to add a Planning Commissioner to a meeting be added. The Board requested the Supervisor to get comparable fee schedules and reevaluate our current schedule. This topic will return to the next meeting.

18-180 Board of Review Resolution
Add to the presented resolution that the letter must be received before the close of the Board of Review.

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the revised resolution granting residents the opportunity to file an appeal with the Board of Review by mail.

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

18-181 Adoption of the Schedule of Public Meetings
Change the presented schedule to list Public Safety meetings on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30pm.

Heidi Tice moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the revised Schedule of Public Meetings for fiscal year 2019/2020.

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

18-182 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $3,599.73; Public Safety $3,065.17; Water $602.01; Sewer $1,325.78; T&A $648.00; Street Lights $14,726.69
Totaling: $23,967.38

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. The Township’s free dump day will be May 4th during Spring Clean-up.
2. Jeff Jacobs requested that the Supervisor seek comparisons for non-union, Boards, and Administrative wages spread sheet.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:52pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 03/19/19

AGENDA

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

March 19, 2019
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances
-Start at 42-250

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: February 19, 2019
03. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: Special Meeting February 27, 2019
04. Approve / Amend Agenda
05. Correspondence / Reports
06. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics
07. Discussion: Proposed ordinance amendment prohibiting marihuana establishments

New Business

Old Business
08. Zone Change- North Ottawa Community Hospital
Parcel/s:       15-134-100-0001-00
∙                     15-134-100-0002-00
∙                     15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose:      Re-zone to match Fruitport Township’s master plan: Commercial/B-2

09. Site Plan Review– Township of Fruitport/Sheringer Park
Parcel:          15-112-100-0040-00
Purpose:      Approval for improvements

10. Site Plan Review Modification – Chandy Acres East 2239 Mt. Garfield Rd.
Parcel:            61-15-127-2000-0007-40
Purpose:        Modification of approved site plan under section 42-226

11. Public Comments
12. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 03/11/19

AGENDA
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

MARCH 11, 2019

6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION
7:00P.M. BOARDMEETING

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 2/25/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence /  reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Business Registration review and discussion
B. Planning Commission fee schedule revision
C. Annexation for City of Muskegon development
D. Second reading: Zone Text Amendment Ordinance for Solar Energy Regulation

08. New Business
A. 2019 / 2020 Budget review
B. Review of Marihuana Establishments Ordinance
C. Approval for Local Road Brine Program
D. Old Fashioned Days Agreement
E. Frontier Communications Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension
F. ACD (KEPS Technologies) Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda – 02/27/19

AGENDA

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

February 27, 2019
8:00 AM BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approve / Amend Agenda
03. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
04. Site Plan Modification – Motion Dynamics
Parcel:          61-15-124-300-0011-00
∙                     61-15-124-300-0016-00
Purpose:      Amend site plan for expansion

05. Public Comments
06. Discussion – Planning Commission Documents
07. 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 February 11, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 1- residents; 10- employees; 4- guests (approx. 35 players and family from Calvary Christian Basketball Team were in attendance, unknown resident or non); Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; Attorney Ron Bultje (arrived @8:25pm)

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of January 14, 2019 as presented.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the following addition:
New Business- Item J: Annexation discussion

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that the weather in the previous weeks had led to very busy Public Safety Departments; Fruitport Public Safety Departments participated in Night to Shine event at the Lakes Church.
2. Ron Langlois reported that the power outages led to the sewer lift stations needing to be pumped manually; Report of total gallons of water used by Fruitport in 2018 was 410,000,078.
3. Senator Jon Bumstead will be holding office hours at Fruitport Township Hall on February 22, 2019; A worker’s comp report was shared and all departments had excellent results reported; Fruitport High School will be offering a guided tour of the new high school building project on Monday, March 4th @7pm; New assessing reform has been established; Senior Resources will be holding community forums to get input regarding the next three-year area plan; the US Census Bureau is beginning to ramp up preparations for the 2020 Census.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-163 Sheringer Park Discussion
This topic was delayed until Attorney’s arrival.

The Planning Commission had questions regarding 3 things:

• If the Planning Commission approves the site plan as is, would the Township Board be required to provide the extra funding needed to complete the park?
–Attorney’s response: No, the Parks Committee has the responsibility to plan for and maintain the Township parks and would be responsible to find funding if above and beyond the budget that is given by Township Board. The Township Board also has the authority to dictate which projects are completed with funds given by the Township Board/General Fund.

• The phasing was not done as anticipated.

• Can the use of the park be limited until adequate parking is in place for the use of each field?
–Attorney’s response: It is the Planning Commission’s responsibility to ensure zoning ordinance and land use procedures are followed. Do they comply with the zoning ordinance for parking availability? It is determined that they do comply.

The topic of Sheringer Park will return to the Planning Commission at their next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

18-164 Community Life Saving Award
Luke Anhalt, a student at Calvary Christian School, collapsed on the basketball court, in cardiac arrest, when his coaches took action calling 911 and putting the on-site AED to work.
The Public Safety Director introduced the team of people who played a part in saving Luke that day, including coaches, the 911 Dispatcher on the line, Fruitport Firefighters, Fruitport Police, and Paramedics.
Presentation of Life Saving Awards to coaches Jeffery Zehr and Mike Harris for their efforts in saving the life of Luke Anhalt on December 13, 2018.

18-165 Platinum Pines Development Agreement
An agreement was approved by the previous administration, however it was never executed. Minor changes have been made to the original agreement.
The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adopt the Platinum Pine Development Agreement as presented and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign on behalf of the Township.

18-166 Drain Assessments
This topic was delayed until the Attorney’s arrival.

The Treasurer inquired if it would be in the Township’s best interest to borrow funds at a lower interest rate to pay off drain assessments assessed by the County Drain Commissioner. The Attorney shared that the money it would cost the Township to do such a transfer would not make it monetarily worth doing the transaction, and such small bonds would be difficult to sell. The Township will continue paying the assessments as usual.

18-167 Approval to purchase extrication tools
A current set of extrication equipment that is 42 years old is in need of $2,000 in repairs. Norton Shores Fire Department has an 8 year old set of extrication tools for sale for $12,500.
Terry Knoll moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety director to purchase a complete set of extrication tools from the Norton Shores Fire Department in the amount of $12,500. The purchase was recommended by the Public Safety Committee and the City of Norton Shores has allowed the purchase to be split over this fiscal year and the next.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-168 DPW Director evaluation and contract renewal
The Supervisor reported on the performance review of the DPW Director, Ron Langlois.
A 3% salary increase was requested.
Greg Hulka moved, supported by Jeff Jacobs, MOTION CARRIED, to increase the salary of the DPW Director, Ron Langlois, 3% to $77,445 and extend his contract with changes as presented for one year.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-169 Public Safety Director evaluation and contract renewal
The Supervisor reported on the performance review of Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli.
Requested changes include a 1.5% salary increase, a $1,350 signing bonus, and 5 oil changes per year for Brian’s personal vehicle.
Jeff Jacobs moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to increase the salary of the Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli, 1.5% to $94,090 and extend his contract with changes as presented for one year.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-170 Performance Resolution for Government Agencies
An updated resolution needs to be competed in order to move forward with the Motion Dynamics sanitary sewer project.
The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to approve the resolution to be sent to MDOT.

18-171 Business Registration discussion
Information was shared regarding a proposed business registration. The Attorney was asked to take the information and put into ordinance form. The Board was asked to review the information and bring thoughts and suggestions to the next meeting.

18-172 Budget Amendments
Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the budget amendments as presented.
Ayes: Hulka, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

18-173 Annexation discussion
The City of Muskegon has requested that Fruitport Township annex land that they are purchasing from the State of Michigan (previously used by the Prison system). Options were discussed. The topic will return to the next meeting.

18-174 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $92,298.28; Public Safety $39,741.98; Water $76,962.52; Sewer $18,723.54; T&A $13,159.00
Totaling: $240,885.32
Ayes: Hulka, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared that Muskegon Central Dispatch has requested the 911 surcharge be placed on the May 2019 ballot. Shawn Grabinski was present to answer questions.

***Attorney arrived, delayed topics proceeded***

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Rick Tice commented that the Cemetery mausoleum roof may contain asbestos, be weary if repairs are done.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:49pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 02/19/19

Regular Planning Commission Meeting
Fruitport Charter Township
5865 Airline Road

Date: February 19, 2019

Work Session: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
– 42-228: (a) and (d): Add ‘The applicant is responsible for the cost of this meeting’.
– 42-232: (a), Add (6): Add ‘A copy of all maintenance agreements shall be provided’.
– 42-231: (d), Add (and Planning Chair) after Zoning Administrator.
– Next P.C. Meeting Work Session to start at 42-250.

Chairman Michelli Jr. brought the regular planning commission meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
01. Roll Call:
A. Members Present: Mike Michelli Jr., Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, Jason Franklin, Geoff Newmyer, & Jeff Jacobs.
B. Members Absent: Matt Farrar.
C. Others Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Kim Morse, Township; Jacob Mason, Michigan Township Services.

02. January 15, 2019 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes:
A. Approved as presented.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda:
A. Approved as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports:
A. A letter regarding the bicentennial notice with Crockery Township was provided.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None.

New Business

06. Public Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance
Purpose: Solar Ordinance
A. Motion to open the public hearing by Jacobs with support by Newmyer.
–1. Ayes: All in favor.
–2. Nays: None.

B. Daniel Tabor, 5859 Chandonnet. It was not available online and would have preferred if it were so the public has access to it.

C. Motion to close the public hearing by Osterhart with support by Jacobs.
–1. Ayes: All in favor.
–2. Nays: None.

D. Motion by Jacobs to recommend to the Township Board the Zoning Text for Solar Energy with support by Newmyer.
–1. Ayes: Jacobs, Newmyer, Suchecki, Franklin, Osterhart, Michelli
–2. Nays: None.

07. Site Plan Review – Storms Ahead Kennel
Parcel:           #15-027-200-0001-10
Purpose:       Site Plan Adjustment for Special Use
A. Eric Raha, Raha Builders. In 2012 they provided a site plan to the planning commission that was review and approved.

B. Suchecki asked how close the closest house is and Raha responded several hundred yards.

C. Raha said it is R4 & the use is to remain the same. The kennel license from previous use is to remain the same and there will not be a growth in animals that are kenneled.

D. Fire Department provided correspondence that the new building and site is to meet all current codes and regulations and the site plan does not provide that information. Raha said the intention is to comply with their requests. The fire department is to review the driveway and provide the requirements.

E. Janet Rehfus, 6911 Mount Garfield, Nunica. The property owner & currently holds the license for the kennel.

F. The motion is made to grant the site plan request by Newmyer, supported by Suchecki, for parcel number(s) #15-027-200-0001-10

G. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–1. 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: The existing use is to remain.
–2. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact: The fire department is to review and approve.
–3. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the site plan: The site plan & building are required to be approved by the Fire Department.

H. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–1. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 12/11/19, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–2. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–3. 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.
–4. The development must be completed within 1 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.
–5. 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.
–6. 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.
–7. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: The site plan and building are required to be approved by the Fire Department.

I. Roll Call:
–1. Ayes: Newmyer, Suchecki, Franklin, Jacobs, Osterhart, & Michelli.
–2. Nays: None.

OLD BUSINESS

08. Zone Change – North Ottawa Community Hospital – Public Hearing
Parcels:      #15-134-100-0001-00
∙                    #15-134-100-0002-00
∙                    #15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose:    Re-zone to match Township Master Plan – Commercial/B2
A. No new information was provided.
B. Motion to continue to table the zone change request by Osterhart, support by Newmyer.
–a. Roll Call: All in Favor.

09. Site Plan Review – Township of Fruitport Sheringer Park
Parcel:         #15-112-100-0040-00
Purpose:     Approval For Improvements
A. Jacobs reported his discussion with the township attorney:
–a. The PC could make an order of projects completed recommendation to the township board and the Township Board would be required to follow that order.
–b. The PC could set a timeframe for the projects to be completed in but the township is not required to complete it if it is not possible.
–c. The only way we could limit the use of the fields is if we have an ordinance that specifies the parking requirement, so we would not be able to limit the field use.
–d. Any recommendation the planning commission makes would be to the township board.

B. Jacobs suggested before the PC makes any motion the residents should be notified of the public meeting.

C. Motion by Jacobs to continue to table the site plan review with support by Suchecki.
–a. Roll Call: All in Favor.

10. Site Plan Modification – Platinum Pines
Parcel:       #15-127-100-0009-00
Purpose:   Amend Site Plan
A. Gary Smith, 15100 Hickory, Spring Lake. Brought plans that show the increase in the height of the actual stone and removing some of the vinyl stone that is currently on it. Also brought documents showing progress of dumpster enclosure and a note from the paving company that it is on the schedule.

B. Motion by Suchecki to approve the site plan modification for Platinum Pines. 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): the revised elevations provided, dated 2/13/19, meet the intent of the original submittal.
–b. Supported by Franklin

C. Roll Call:
–a. Ayes: Suchecki, Franklin, Newmyer
–b. Nays: Michelli, Jacobs
–c. Abstain: Osterhart.

11. Site Plan Modification – Chandy Acres East 2239 Mount Garfield Road
Parcel:         #61-15-127-2000-0007-40
Purpose:     Modification of previously approved site plan under section 42-226
A. Daniel Tabor, 5859 Chandonnet. Wanted to get a sense of where it is in the planning process. They have started back up and started clearing trees. Daniel was provided the site plan at the meeting to review. Daniel tried to contact the Drain Commission to find out where is it at and they didn’t provide any information.

B. No new information presented.

C. Motion to continue to table the modification by Jacobs, support by Newmyer.
–1.Roll Call: All in favor.

12. Public Comments:
A. Anthony Davis, Westwind Construction. He would like to get the Motion Dynamics site plan to the planning commission through a special meeting and suggested it is urgent.
B. Chris Witham, Motion Dynamics. Questioned why the shared drive has to have a maintenance agreement? Jacobs responded that two properties share the drive and to protect future owners and the township, there needs to be a maintenance agreement.
C. The P.C agreed 8 a.m. on February 27, 2019 will be the special meeting.

13. Discussion:
A. Planning Commission Documents:
–1. Kim Morse provided Zoning Protocol Documents. There are many inefficiencies in the submittal process that she would like to P.C. to review. The P.C. is to review the documents and make comments for the next meeting.

14. Adjournment: There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Kyle Osterhart, (Acting) Secretary / Vice Chairman

Fruitport Charter Township Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 01/15/19

Regular Planning Commission Meeting
Fruitport Charter Township
5865 Airline Road

Date: January 15, 2019

Work Session: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Chairman Michelli Jr. brought the regular planning commission meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

01. Roll Call:
A. Members Present: Mike Michelli Jr., Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, Jason Franklin.
B. Members Absent: Matt Farrar, Jeff Jacobs, Geoff Newmyer.
C. Others Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Kim Morse, Township; Jacob Mason, Michigan Township Services.

02. December 18, 2018 Regular Planning Commission Meeting Minutes:
A. Motion by Osterhart to add Jacobs to the Roll Call. Support by Suchecki.
–1. Ayes: All in favor.
–2. Nays: None.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda:
A. Approved as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports:
A. None.

05. Solar Ordinance Discussion:
A. Dave Caldon: Varnum LLP, on behalf of Riverside Solar:
–1. The proposed site is on Brooks, north of Hazekamps. He feels it would provide a nice buffer use between heavy industrial and residential. Noise from the solar panels would not be heard off-site and it is a low-impact use. This site is 17.73 acres and the ordinance we are reviewing states 20 acres minimum for Utility Scale Solar. He would like to PC to consider reducing the acreage.
–2. Michelli mentioned this is for review only and we will have to consult with the township attorney on changing the Utility Scale acreage to 15 acres and add the wording (or other approved screening by the PC) to the screening portion. Michelli will coordinate with the Township Attorney on suggested changes.

06. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:
A. None.

New Business

07. Zone Change – North Ottawa Community Hospital – Public Hearing
Parcels:       #15-134-100-0001-00
∙                     #15-134-100-0002-00
∙                     #15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose:     Re-zone to match Township Master Plan – Commercial/B2

A. Motion to open the public hearing by Osterhart with support by Suchecki.
–1. Ayes: All in favor.
–2. Nays: None.

B. Mark Reenders (Facilities Director for North Ottawa Community Hospital) suggested tabling the Zone Change because they have a new interest in the site as its current use.

C. Geraldine (1721 Pontaluna) asked if they are selling the site and Reenders replied that they may.

D. Motion to close the public hearing by Franklin with support by Suchecki.
–1. Ayes: All in favor.
–2. Nays: None.

E. Motion to table the Zone Request by Suchecki with support by Franklin.
–1. Ayes: Suchecki, Franklin, Michelli, Osterhart.
–2. Nays: None.

OLD BUSINESS

08. Site Plan Review – Township of Fruitport Sheringer Park
Parcel:          #15-112-100-0040-00
Purpose:      Approval For Improvements
A. Continue the motion to Table. More discussion by the PC with the Township Attorney to occur on options moving forward.

09. Site Plan Modification – Platinum Pines
Parcel:           #15-127-100-0009-00
Purpose:       Amend Site Plan
A. Continue the motion to Table. No new information presented by Platinum Pines.

10. Business Registration Ordinance: PC discussed this is now in the Boards hands.

11. Site Plan Modification – Chandy Acres East 2239 Mount Garfield Road
Parcel:          #61-15-127-2000-0007-40
Purpose:      Modification of previously approved site plan under section 42-226
A. Continue the motion to Table. No new information presented.

12. Public Comments: None

13. Adjournment: There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kyle Osterhart, (Acting) Secretary / Vice Chairman

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of January 14, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, January 14, 2019, in the township board room.

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Greg Hulka, Jeff Jacobs, Terry Knoll, and 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: 13- residents; 18- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of December 10, 2018 as presented.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Ron Langlois reported that the Motion Dynamics water main extension is in, the sewer extension is going out for bid, an expected completion of June 2019; the water main for the Chestnut Fields expansion is in, sewer in progress.
2. Brian Michelli shared that Fruitport’s generous participation in the sponsorship of a family through Shields of Hope led to a very Merry Christmas for a Fruitport family; a false bomb threat was reported at Fruitport High School; the Burning of the Greens event was cancelled as the result of criticism; Fruitport Public Safety departments participated in many public events during the Holidays.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

18-155 Presentation of Fire Department commemorative badges
The Ahrens family of Fruitport wanted to show their appreciation to the Fire Department for the outstanding service they have provided to their family and community. 150 year commemorative badges were presented by the family. We thank the Ahrens family for their generosity and thoughtfulness.

18-156 Introduction of Public Safety Chaplin
Pastor Church has been the Chaplin for the Fruitport Public Safety departments for 21 years; we look forward to many more years of partnership in good times and bad.

18-157 Sheringer Park discussion
Sheringer Soccer Park was a topic of discussion at December’s Planning Commission meeting, where concerns and questions were brought up regarding field use, parking, restrooms, and ADA compliance. The topic will be discussed again at the next meetings of both the Planning Commission and the Township Board. Areas of discussion to include limiting the use of fields until parking is complete, Soccer Club contract & revenue, and whether the Board would be responsible to provide additional funding should the Planning Commission place a time line on the completion of the park per the site plan and planned phases.

18-158 Discussion of policies and procedures in regards to the Planning Commission
Points from this discussion include:
Policies on how developments are presented to the Planning Commission and procedures for the steps it shall go through in order to be deemed ready to be presented.
How Planning Commission documents are to be saved/stored electronically, who can access them, how are they protected.
Compensation of Planning Commission members who are requested to meet at times other than at a Planning Commission meeting to view development plans.
Procedures to be put in place by Board resolution.

18-159 Approve reappointment of Geoff Newmyer and Kyle Osterhart to Planning Commission
Andrea Anderson moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the Supervisor’s reappoint of Geoff Newmyer and Kyle Osterhart to a three year term on the Planning Commission. Their terms will end February 1, 2022.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

18-160 Approve mileage rates for 2019
The motion by Denise Winebarger, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adopt the standard mileage rates issued by the IRS for 2019, $0.58/mile.

18-161 Approve water rate increase
Rose Dillon moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the fifteenth revised Water Rate Resolution to approve a water rate increase of $0.17 per 1,000 gallons, effective January 15, 2019.
This increase is due to an increase in the cost to Fruitport from the City of Muskegon for in capital improvements and operating expenses at the City of Muskegon’s Filtration Plant. This increase came recommended by the DPW Committee.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

18-162 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $107,051.47; Public Safety $58,742.93; Water $70,970.08; Sewer $22,490.39; Street Lights $28,377.16; T&A $1,861.00
Totaling: $289,493.03
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared that calendars are still available for sale, $15 each.
2. Rose Dillon shared current financials.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Ron Cooper had questions regarding the authority of the Planning Commission; suggested keeping hard copies of Planning Commission files; made comment on the water rate increase.
2. Zach Lahring introduced himself as the new Muskegon County Commissioner representing Fruitport Township.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:12pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 02/25/19

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

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 2/11/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Business Registration review and discussion

08. New Business
A. Discussion: annexation for City of Muskegon development
B. Fire Department vacation time payout
C. Frist Reading: Solar Energy Regulation Ordinance
D. Planning Commission fee schedule revision
E. Board of Review Resolution
F. Adopt Schedule of Public Meetings

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 02/19/19

AGENDA

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

February 19, 2019
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances
-Start at 42-228

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: January 15, 2019
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Public Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance
Purpose: Solar Ordinance

07. Site Plan – Storms Ahead Kennel
Parcel:        15-027-200-0001-10
Purpose:    Site Plan Adjustment for Special Use

Old Business
08. Zone Change- North Ottawa Community Hospital
Parcel/s:      15-134-100-0001-00
∙                    15-134-100-0002-00
∙                    15-134-100-0004-00
Purpose:     Re-zone to match Fruitport Township’s master plan:
∙                    Commercial/B-2

09. Site Plan Review– Township of Fruitport/Sheringer Park
Parcel:          15-112-100-0040-00
Purpose:       Approval for improvements

10. Site Plan Modification – Platinum Pines
Parcel:        15-127-100-0009-00
Purpose:     Amend Site Plan

11. Site Plan Review Modification – Chandy Acres East 2239 Mt. Garfield Rd.
Parcel:         61-15-127-2000-0007-40
Purpose:     Modification of approved site plan under section 42-226

12. Public Comments
13. Discussion – Planning Commission Documents
14. 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 Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 02/11/19

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

FEBRUARY 11, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 1/14/18 (meeting scheduled for 1/28/19 cancelled due to weather)
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Sheringer Park discussion

08. New Business
A. Presentation of Community Life Saving Award
B. Approval of Platinum Pines Development Agreement
C. Drain Assessments
D. Approval to purchase extrication tools
E. DPW Director evaluation and contract renewal
F. Public Safety Director evaluation and contract renewal
G. Performance Resolution for Government Agencies
H. Business Registration discussion
I. Budget Amendments

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