Fruitport Township

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting – Agenda – 10/22/18

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

OCTOBER 22, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 10/8/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Employee health insurance
B. Administer Oath to Officer Robert Norris

08. New Business
A. Public Hearing: Police Special Assessment roll
B. Safe Routes to School
C. Part-time Fire contract
D. Vig Drive case
E. Calendar fundraiser
F. YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program classes
G. November 12th meeting cancelation

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 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 10/08/18

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

OCTOBER 8, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 9/24/18 & 9/28/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Motion Dynamics IFT request
B. OPEB discussion

08. New Business
A. Health insurance discussion
B. MCCR of Muskegon request for Charitable Gaming License
C. Yard sale discussion

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 Board Special Meeting Agenda – 09/28/18

AGENDA
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415
September 28, 2018
5:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll Call
03. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items

04. Unfinished Business– none

05. New Business
1. Approval to pave Farr Rd from Brooks to Farr Park

06. Public Comment
07. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of September 10, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, September 10, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 4- residents; 5- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of August 27, 2018 as presented.

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

Item 8-B: Approval to paint Fire Station #2 exterior.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that unlawful entries to vehicles has continued and reminds residents to secure their belongings; $4,000 was donated for fire equipment by the Hospitality Company building the new hotels.
2. Several acknowledgements were shared for our Police and Fire Departments for outstanding efforts.
3. Heidi Tice shared the AA- rating of Fruitport Township by S&P Ratings.
4. Correspondences were shared regarding Alzheimer’s Community Forums and Seniors Power of Produce.
5. MTA meeting will be at Muskegon Township on October 29, 2018.
6. Trick-or-Treating at Town Hall will be October 31, 2018 from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
7. Rose Dillon shared recognition for all of the hard work, volunteers, and donors that were organized by Ryan O’Neal and Fruitport Trojans Youth Football in order to complete the new concession area and bathrooms at Pine Park. In addition to the labor donated by Ryan O’Neal, Mark Jados, Matt Kotecki, RJ Wiggins, Jeff Bogart, Matt Mellem and VanVellen Contruction, a plaque will be mounted at the site to thank the many donors that contributed to the project.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

Auditor Presentation of 2018/2018 fiscal year audit:
Eric VanDop from Brickley DeLong shared the annual audit report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.
The Township ended the fiscal year with a $281,186 surplus in revenue over expenditures.
The Township’s OBEB liability was discussed. The full unfunded liability will appear in the financial statements next year. The Township’s OBEB fund is currently 21.1% funded, when the recommendations lean toward 40%. It is recommended that the Township continue to grow this fund.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-115 Approval to hire a Police Officer
The School Resource Officer agreement between Fruitport Schools and Fruitport Township has been signed by both parties. A current Patrol Officer will be used to fill that position, leaving a Patrol Officer vacancy that will need to be filled.
Heidi Tice moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to hire an additional Police Officer to fill the vacancy created by moving a current Officer into the SRO position.
Ayes: Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

18-116 Proposed Soccer Park Project
Members of the Parks Board have given a presentation for a parking lot expansion project they wish to have done at the soccer park and have requested funding from the General Fund. Two bids were presented: Paul Schultz Trucking & Excavating $99,142.00 and West Michigan Dirtworks $87,958.36.
Greg Hulka moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to move $90,000 out of the General Fund to complete the proposed parking lot expansion at the Sheringer Soccer Complex, accepting the low bid from West Michigan Dirtworks.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Tice, Anderson
Nays: Dillon, Jacobs

Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to amend the budget to move $90,000 from fund balance to Parks capital improvements.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson
Nays: Jacobs

NEW BUSINESS:

18-117 Approval for Lion’s Club street corner solicitation
The Fruitport Lion’s Club and Lioness Club have requested permission to solicit at 4 way stops in Fruitport Township on September 21 & 22, 2018 for their annual Sight & Hearing Campaign.
The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to allow the Lion’s Club and Lioness Club to solicit donations on street corners on September 21 & 22, 2018.
Proof of liability insurance will be provided to the Clerk.

18-118 Approval to paint the Exterior of Fire Station #2
Brian Michelli reported that the exterior paint of the building has blistered/flaked off causing blistering of paint and water damage to the interior walls. He has provided 3 estimates: AJ Vallier Sons $5,950.00, Dimension Four Painting $7,615.00, K&A Painting $14,870.00.
Heidi Tice moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept AJ Vallier Sons’ bid and complete the exterior painting project.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs
Nays: none

18-119 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $7,731.40; Public Safety $16,184.41; Water $109,855.43; Sewer $327.48; T&A $1,545.00
Totaling: $135,643.72
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. The next meeting shall include OPEB discussion.
2. The Parks Board thanked the Township Board for their consideration in funding the soccer park project.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes – 09/05/18

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

September 5, 2018
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING
Called to order at 7:00 p.m.

01. Roll Call: Chair Michelli, Suchecki, Franklin, Newmyer, Jacobs. Staff: Supervisor Tice, Jacob Mason.

02. Approve / Amend Agenda: No changes

03. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: none

Old Business
04a. Site Plan Review / Revision – PCR Properties
Parcel:              61-15-101-300-0003-00
Purpose:          Site Plan Revision-adding loading dock

The motion is made by Suchecki to grant the site plan request for parcel number 61-15-101-300-0003-00. Newmyer supported, motion unanimously passed.

1. The motion is made to [grant/deny] the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-101-300-0003-00

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/are not] 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): _____________ _________________________________________________________________.

–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 followingfact(s):

–c. Special attention [has/has not] been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters [will/will not] adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): __________________________.

–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/are not] arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):___________________________________________________.

–f. Every structure or dwelling unit [does/does not] have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):

–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 9-1-18, 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 ____ 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:______________.

04b. Chair Michelli discussed Teddy Spaghetti contacting him on using LP board & batten instead of split faced blaock for addition on back for the kitchen. Can Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission Chair approve? Yes, the change is minor enough for the Zoning Administrator and Planning Chair to approve.

05. Public Comments: None

06. Adjournment 7:30 p.m.

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 – 08/21/18

MINUTES

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

August 21, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Discussion begin on section 42-160 stopped at 42-210

BOARD MEETING

Called to order at 7:02

01. Roll Call: Chair Michelli, Newmyer, Jacobs, Suchecki, Osterhart, Farrar & Franklin. Staff: Supervisor Tice, Jacob Mason.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: July 17, 2018, 2018. Accepted as presented

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Osterhart/Newmyer to add correspondence from Drain Commission Moore. Unanimous

04. Correspondence / Reports: Letter from the US DOI relative to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was received.
Brenda Moore, Drain Commissioner: Discussed the new stormwater regulations. Commissioner expressed concerns over communications with development relative to stormwater.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics.

New Business

06. Business Registration Ordinance. No discussion.

07. Site Plan Review – PCR Properties
Parcel:           61-15-300-0003-00
Purpose:       Site plan revision-Add Loading Dock
Representative from Port City described the loading dock. Item tabled until engineered plans are provided. Jacobs/Osterhart m/s carried.

08. Site Plan Review – Chestnut Fields Retirement Village
Parcels:        61-15-122-400-0018-00
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-10
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-20
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-80
Purpose:      PUD Revision
Dennis Johnson spoke on behalf of Chestnut Fields. Mr. Johnson presented the drawings and proposed new layout of the entire development.

1. The motion is made Osterhart to grant the planned unit development application for parcel number(s)
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-00
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-10
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-20
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-80
______________________________________________________________, for the proposed planned unit development known as Chestnut Fields Retirement Village

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-486 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The proposed planned unit development is consistent in all respects with the preliminary development plan approved by the Township Board, including any conditions imposed on the preliminary development plan approval. Changes in any of the following features of the planned unit development shall require resubmittal of a revised preliminary plan for review by the Planning Commission and the Township Board:
(1) Addition of uses different from those included in the preliminary plan;
(2) Increases in the size, height, or number of buildings;
(3) For a residential development, any increase in the number of dwelling units; and
(4) Any change deemed by the Planning Commission to be inconsistent with the preliminary plan previously approved by the Planning Commission and the Township Board.

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

–c. The proposed planned unit development is consistent with and does promote the intent of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

–d. If the proposed planned unit development contains more than one type of use, the uses are arranged in a manner, and with use of appropriate types of buffers, to result in no adverse impacts of one use upon another, and to create a logical relationship of one use to another. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

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

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

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

–h. The design and placement of buildings and other structures, parking, lighting, signs, refuse storage, landscaping, and other elements of the proposed planned unit development are compatible with surrounding properties and properties within the proposed planned unit development. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, with the following conditions are established.
–a. The planned unit development must comply with the site plan, dated 7-17-2018, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

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

–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the planned unit development: Provide the Chair and Supervisor a drawing of the proposed carport(s) and additional garages that are constructed for approval. Sidewalk connection from the south of Byerly road to the north side of unit 1 with a crosshatch to connect to sidewalk across Darley to connect to walk way on west side Darley. Changes to the shades of cottages to be approved by the Chair. Include a phase 7 for the 20 units along Sternberg. Show utilities to cottage #1.

Motion was supported Jacobs. Unanimous roll call

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s)
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-00
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-10
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-20
•                    61-15-122-400-0018-80

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/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 stormwaters 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

–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 provided. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

–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 7-17-2018, 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 the phasing plan submitted in the PUD. 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 Supported by Newmyer. Roll call unanimous.

09. Site Plan Review/Revision-Motion Dynamics
Parcels:        61-15-124-300-0011-00
•                    61-15-124-300-0016-00
•                    61-15-124-300-0017-00
•                    61-15-124-300-0018-00
Purpose:      Addition
Jim Malinowski, Chris Witham, Tom Joyner, Greg Olezuk and spoke on behalf of Motion Dynamics. Greg outlined the project as represented in the site plan.
Osterhart disclosed his company provided elevations. General consensus was he is not to be recused.

1. The motion is made by Farrar to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s)
•                    61-15-124-300-0011-00
•                    61-15-124-300-0016-00
•                    61-15-124-300-0017-00
•                    61-15-124-300-0018-00

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 impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan

–b. The landscape will be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan

–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): 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

–f. Every structure or dwelling unit [does/does not] have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

–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 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): Site Plan

–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 1-19-18, 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

Motion Supported by Newmyer and carried unanimously on a roll call.

Old Business
09. 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

No action taken, continue to table.

10. Public Comments: None

11. Adjournment: Chair Michelli adjourned the meeting at 8:45

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of August 27, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, August 27, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 11- residents; 3- employees; 4- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of August 13, 2018 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Rose Dillon shared Library minutes.
2. Brian Michelli reported an ongoing problem with vehicle breaking and entering; there was a media release regarding the traffic sign and the grant used to purchase it; new turn out gear has been delivered to the Fire Department; Lowes donated a basketball hoop to the Fire Department; new speed limit signs have been installed in the Village.
3. Ron Langlois reported that the Water Department just completed hydrant painting in district C; hydrant flushing will begin September 17th and will occur between the hours of 5:30pm-10:30pm; completed cleaning of wet wells in the lift stations.
4. The August Community Day Slip ‘n Slide was successful and well attended- Thank you to the Lion’s Club and Fruitport Trojans Youth Football for your partnerships.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Linda Corinti asked if the last year’s Library operating costs were within the projected budget.
2. Jay Bolt of the Village Council made a statement thanking the Public Safety Department for their efforts in community outreach and participation in the events in Pomona Park; must get the word out for residents to support the library; the proposed 2020 project would potentially bring sewer down 3rd St during the road improvement construction.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-110 Muskegon Heights water settlement bond figures
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Township to expend such amount of Township funds from the water system fund as is necessary to pay the judgment to settle the Muskegon Heights litigation and costs of issuance of judgment bonds over and above an amount of $2,000,000 received for these purposes from the issuance of judgment bonds, with the Township Supervisor and Township Treasurer authorized to approve the final amount of this expenditure; alternatively, if the Township is able to pay off existing County bond with 2 payments left, Township Officers have authority to pay off that County bond and then bond up to 2,431,717.91 to settle the Muskegon Heights lawsuit.
Ayes: Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

18-111 School Resource Officer
Under the proposed agreement, Fruitport School District would contribute $40,000 annually to have a School Resource Officer placed in the school district by Fruitport Township Police Department. The cost of a senior officer would be approximately $87,635 annually. There is the possibility of a grant being available to the Police Department next year for such a position. The Public Safety Director stated that with changes made within the Police Department this fiscal year, there will be enough funds in the current budget to cover the expense of adding this Officer. Upon discussion among the Board and the Township Attorney, 5 changes were proposed to the presented agreement.
Jeff Jacobs moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the agreement after the 5 presented changes occur.
Ayes: Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: Hulka

NEW BUSINESS:

18-112 Presentation of proposed Parks project
Members of the Parks Board were present to request funds for the installation of a crushed concrete sub-structure for an additional driveway and parking lot at the Sheringer Soccer Park. Two bids were presented: (1) Paul Schultz Trucking and Excavating $99,142.00 (2) West Michigan Dirtworks $87,958.36.
The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to TABLE this topic until the next meeting when the Auditor will be giving the annual audit report.

18-113 911 surcharge presentation
Shawn Grabinski, Director of Muskegon Central Dispatch along with Chief Dave Glotzbach of Muskegon Township Fire Department and Board Member of Muskego Central Dispatch gave a presentation to share information on the proposed 911 surcharge that will be on the November 6th ballot. The proposed surcharge would increase the current $0.42 surcharge to $2.75 per phone line.

18-114 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $36,307.82; Public Safety $19,830.56; Water $13,136.53; Sewer $17,329.71; T&A $654.00; Street lights $100.00; Revolving Road $5.95
Totaling: $87,364.57
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Jeff Jacobs confirmed with the Board that all members are still in support of the proposed Little River Casino. The project is moving forward to the next step in their lengthy process.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Jay Bolt asked if there would be a savings of monies paid to interest if the current County bond would be paid early.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Heidi Tice was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:31pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 09/24/18

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

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 9/10/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
none

08. New Business
A. Public Hearing: Motion Dynamics IFT request
B. Sewer rate increase
C. OBEB 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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 09/18/18

AGENDA

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

September 18, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances
-Start at 42-210

BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: August 21, 2018
03. Approval of Planning Commission Special Meeting Minutes: September 5, 2018
04. Approve / Amend Agenda
05. Discussion: Keeping of animals in R-4
06. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
07. Business Registration Ordinance

Old Business
08. 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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of August 13, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, August 13, 2018, in the township board room.

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Todd Dunham, Denise Winebarger, and Greg Hulka
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; 2- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of July 23 and August 8, 2018 as presented.

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

Unfinished Business- Item 7-C: Mt. Garfield/Maple Island street light approval.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared a letter from a resident regarding interest in purchasing township owned property.
2. Andrea Anderson shared public hearing information for Spring Lake’s master plan update.
3. Andrea Anderson reported that the township has received a check for $1,656.30 from Consumers Energy, this rebate completes the Town Hall LED lighting project.
4. Andrea Anderson shared that 3,409 voters participated in the August 7, 2018 Primary Election.
5. Andrea Anderson shared that Office Machines Company, Fruitport’s copy machine vendor, is now offering IT services.
6. Brian Michelli shared that there will be a school board meeting coming up where the topic of School Resource Officer will be discussed. Brian also shared that the next slip ‘n slide event will take place this Saturday.
7. Ron Langlois reported a progress report on the Broadway water main upgrade; the road will be open in October. The Kuis Drain project is said to be on schedule.
8. Rose Dillon shared that the Fruitport Library Millage failed in the August Primary Election. It is likely that the millage request will be on the ballot again in November.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-101 Resolution to bond for Muskegon Heights water settlement
The issuance of up to $2,500,000 of bonds to pay the cost of a judgment against the Township.
Heidi Tice moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, adopt the resolution to issue bonds for the purpose of raising money to pay amounts the Township is ordered to pay pursuant to the Judgment and paying the costs of issuing such bonds.

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

18-102 Authorize signature for Engagement Letter for Ratings Agent for Muskegon Heights water settlement
Andrea Anderson moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor to sign the letter of engagement from Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services for use as the Ratings Agent.

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

18-103 Mt. Garfield/Maple Island street light resolution
Resident, Chuck Whitlow, requested a light be placed at this corner. The cost for adding a single LED streetlight at this location is $100.00.
Heidi Tice moved, Greg Hulka seconded, to adopt the resolution approving the addition of a street light on the SW corner of Maple Island Rd and Mt Garfield Rd, which makes a change in the lighting service as provided in the Standard Lighting Contract between Fruitport Township and Consumers Energy.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

18-104 Resolution for Attorney’s presents during Mediation
Todd Dunham moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to ensure the Township Attorney’s attendance at mediations regarding Township business.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: Hulka

18-105 Resolution to adopt amended investment policy
With changes presented, the Township will now be able to participate in investment pools, giving increased investment choices when CD return rates are low.
Heidi Tice moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the amended investment policy as presented.

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

18-106 Budget Amendments
Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the budget amendments as presented.

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

18-107 Approval for parking lot sealing and striping
The parking lot surrounding Town Hall is due to be sealed and re-striped. Three bids were collected for a 2-coat seal and restriping: (1) Lakeshore Parking Lot Maintenance $3,611.00, (2) Advanced Sealing & Paving $3,000.00, (3) Weather Mark $5,238.00. The project was anticipated and budgeted for.
Denise Winebarger moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the town hall parking lot sealing and striping with Advanced Sealing & Paving for the amount of $3,000.00.

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

18-108 Best Yard Contest
There were 7 submissions. 1901Pontaluna was chosen as the winner.

18-109 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Todd Dunham seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $32,284.88; Public Safety $15,038.17; Water $104,244.92; Sewer $13,387.42; T&A $1,320.00; Street lights $14,736.11
Totaling: $181,011.50

Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Dunham
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. The Board of Review Alternate position will be filled in December.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Rick Tice, asked if current resolutions bind the hands of future boards.

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:49pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda – 09/05/18

AGENDA

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

September 5, 2018
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

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

Old Business
04. Site Plan Review / Revision – PCR Properties
Parcel:         61-15-101-300-0003-00
Purpose:     Site Plan Revision-adding loading dock

05. Public Comments
06. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 09/10/18

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

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 8/27/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

**Auditor presentation of 2017/2018 fiscal year audit**

07. Unfinished Business
A. Approval to hire a Police Officer
B. Proposed Soccer Park Project

08. New Business
A. Approval for Lion’s Club street corner solicitation

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 – 07/17/18

MINUTES

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

July 17, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances:42-152 – “Zero Lot Line in 152” up to 42-160.

BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call:
Commissioners present: Chairman Michael Michelli, Geoff Newmeyer, Brett Suchecki, and Jeff Jacobs.
Staff present: Jacob Mason, Kim Morse, & Supervisor Tice
Commissioners absent: Kyle Osterhart, Jason Franklin, and Matthew Farrar

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes for June 19, 2018:
With NO CHANGES needing to be made, Chairman Michelli ACCEPTED the Minutes as presented.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda:
With NO CHANGES needing to be made, Chairman Michelli ACCEPTED the Agenda as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports:
Chair Michelli referenced a conversation between himself and Ron Bultje regarding future site plan approvals. The conversation included the facts that if it is the intent of the Commission to limit or place restrictions on any site for the betterment of the community or surrounding properties, then we should do so as contingencies in the Approvals.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:
NO Public Comment

New Business
06. None

Old Business
07. 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
NO new information or action taken regarding this approval. This item remains tabled.

08. Supervisor Tice expressed a need for a Business Registration Ordinance. The Commission agreed to assist in the composing of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Township. Supervisor Tice is going to get the Commission samples of similar ordinances from other municipalities as well as the items she would like to see expressed in the new ordinance being composed.

09. Supervisor Tice also discussed the Blight Ordinance. The Commission informed her that Blight Ordinances are Enforcement Ordinances and should be handled as such. There was much discussion as to violation fines and how to best handle these issues. She is looking for increased fine amounts and decrease the times of enforcement. The Commission agreed to assist in writing/improving on the Blight Ordinance but asked the Supervisor to speak with the Township Attorney to inquire about linking the unpaid fines to the property taxes and any other legal issues that may accompany increasing the fines and decreasing enforcement times. The Commission also asked samples of this ordinance and for the particulars of the fine amounts, times, etc. before proceeding.

10. Public Comments:
NO Public Comment

11. Adjournment 7:47pm

Respectfully Submitted-
Chairman Michelli

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 08/27/18

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

AUGUST 27, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 8/13/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Muskegon Heights water settlement bond figures
B. School Resource Officer

08. New Business
A. Presentation of proposed Parks project
B. 911 surcharge presentation; Dispatch Director Shawn Grabinski

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 23, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, July 23, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 18- residents; 2- employees; 5- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; Attorney, Ron Bultje.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of July 9, 2018 as presented with the following changes:

Item 18-089: Remove “Additional discussion will occur at the next meeting”

Public Comments Part II: Greg Hulka requested additional details be added to comment #1. The following will be added; “After discussion, Supervisor Tice confirmed it was she who gave her friend a key to the building and staff allowed access to a computer to aid her in her work as an attorney. It was requested that the key be given back, to which Heidi said she would comply.”

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

Item #3: Minutes to approve are from 7-9-18

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. The Community Day Slip ‘n Slide was successful and came with much positive feedback from the community. The next Community Day will be August 18th, 2018.
2. Walmart will be hosting a grand opening celebration on July 27th, 2018 at the Sherman location.
3. Rose Dillon shared that the Fruitport District Library ballot proposal wording states that it is a “new additional” millage because the Library has changed names, however it is the same amount as before so it is more of a renewal.
4. Brian Michelli shared that ladder testing has been completed on the fire engines. He also gave reminder to lock your vehicles at all times as there has been a number of break-ins in the area and throughout Muskegon County.
5. Ron Langlois reported that an individual tampered with and left a hydrant open dumping a large, but unknown amount of water. Water main has been installed on Broadway and testing will occur next week; construction on the project is set to go until October 12, 2018. 1,500 feet of water main has been installed at the site of the new high school project. The Eagle Scout hydrant post painting project is complete; with 19 people they were able to complete 97 posts in 4 hours.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Linda Corinti: Inquired if the public is allowed to make comment or question during the Board’s discussion of an agenda item rather than only at the designated “Public Comment” portion of the meeting. She asked the legalities of a closed session portion of a meeting. She also inquired as to whom the Supervisor answers to for decisions made.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-092 Business registration discussion
Fruitport is one of the few municipalities that does not require business registrations. Benefits of business registrations were discussed and include allowing all departments (including Public Safety and assessing) to have the same information, prevents businesses from opening within a zone that does not allow that particular use, allows all Township departments to retain current contact information, and inform the appropriate departments of hazardous materials on site that may pose a danger in a public safety situation. The Fire Department would process the administrative needs of the registrations and complete ordinance enforcement. The fee for such registrations would not likely exceed $25 annually.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Todd Dunham, was carried unanimously, to request that the Planning Commission begin to develop the ordinance, working with the Public Safety Director to coordinate the details.

NEW BUSINESS:

18-093 POLC Labor agreement ratification
Concerns were heard regarding the language surrounding the removal of discipline from an employee’s file. The Attorney shared his opinion that a severe discipline such as a suspension should not be removed or loose validity after 5 years.

Todd Dunham moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to ratify the proposed POLC labor agreement, including the settlement proposal dated July 12, 2018.

Ayes: Dunham, Jacobs, Tice, Hulka
Nays: Anderson, Dillon, Winebarger

18-094 Old Newsies Goodfellows roadway solicitation
The Old Newsies Goodfellows of Muskegon County have requested that the Board allow them to stand on street corners to solicit donations throughout Fruitport Township on Saturday, December 1, 2018. They will provide the proper Certificates of Liability Insurance to the Township.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to accept the request, allowing the Old Newsies Goodfellows of Muskegon County to stand and solicit donations on street corners within Fruitport Township on December 1, 2018.

Such requests will be forwarded onto the Public Safety Director.

18-095 Sprint antenna’s on Airline water tower
Ron Langlois reported that Sprint would like to upgrade three (3) existing antennas and add three (3) additional antennas to the Airline water tower; revenue from rent would increase approximately $2,600. This change must be approved by Fruitport Township, the City of Norton Shores, and Muskegon County.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to support the presented Sprint antenna project.

18-096 School Resource Officer
Brian Michelli presented a proposal to provide a School Resource Officer to the Fruitport School system. He has a verbal agreement from the school administration to support the position with $40,000/yr with a workspace on a four (4) year agreement. Having an Officer dedicated to the school would increase safety on campus, better the students’ perception of Law Enforcement through interaction, faster de-escalation of problems, and put Law Enforcement on the front end of issues such as bullying, vapping, drugs, sex, and threats.

The total cost, including benefits, for a senior Patrol Officer is approximately $87,635.00/yr.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Todd Dunham, was carried unanimously, to request that the Public Safety Director move forward with gathering information and bring a formal proposal back to the Board.

18-097 Sullivan Township Public Safety services agreement
Minor changes are proposed to be made to the existing agreement. The percentage based actuary in paragraph 3 no longer works due to Fruitport’s call volume growing more rapidly than Sullivan’s. A proposed change would provide Fruitport with $120,000 annually for services with an additional $10,000 to be placed in a restricted revolving line item for equipment purchase and replacement. This agreement would for 5 years; 2019-2023.

Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to request the Public Safety Director to present the proposed agreement to the Sullivan Township Board for approval.

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

18-098 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $12,083.04; Public Safety $33,811.96; Water $10,579.48; Sewer $1,713.08; T&A $645.00; Street lights $14,753.54
Totaling: $73,586.10

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Jeff Jaocbs requested that a resolution be prepared for the next meeting that would state that the Township Attorney would be present at any and all future mediations.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Tammy Barnhard, 3561 Kersting Dr., requested that the Township sue the Muskegon County Drain Commissioner or file an injunction to stop work outside of the original boundary of the Kuis drain project. She asked what it would cost.
The Township Attorney addressed the Board stating that the cost is unpredictable, but the outcome would not be favorable for the Township for the following reasons: the Township would have to hire engineers that would have to provide scientific proof that the expanded district is not served by the Kuis Drain (proving the Drain Commissioner’s engineers wrong), the proper legal procedures to expand the Kuis Drain were followed by the Drain Commissioner, and the Township has no right to appeal when there was no intention to do so initially.

2. Alan Jagar introduced himself as a candidate running for State Representative and states that he will work to re-write the drain code.

3. Linda, Kersting resident wants to see the process of re-districting done over.

4. Zach Lahring introduced himself as a candidate running for Muskegon County Commissioner. He wants the Township to support the residents in the fight against the Kuis Drain project and the Muskegon County Drain Commissioner.

5. Brandon Popps introduced himself as a candidate running for Muskegon County Commissioner. He wants the Township to support the residents in the fight against the Kuis Drain project and the Muskegon County Drain Commissioner.

6. Greg VanWoerkom introduced himself as a candidate running State Representative.

7. Dale Martin, 3046 Danglwood Ct, shared his disapproval of the Kuis Drain project.

Ron Bultje, Township Attorney, addressed the Board, reiterating that it would be a waste of time and money for the Township to pursue a legal battle regarding the Kuis Drain that they don’t have a chance at winning.

Brian Michelli, Public Safety Director, reminded the public that the Kuid Drain construction workers are there to do the job they were hired to do by the Drain Commissioner and destruction of property or equipment will not be tolerated.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Heidi Tice was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:22pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of August 8, 2018

SPECIAL MEETING

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Greg Hulka, Todd Dunham, and Jeff Jacobs.
Members Absent: Denise Winebarger

At 6:05pm, Supervisor Tice opened the special meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Also Present: 0– residents, 0– employees, 0- guests, Attorney Ron Bultje

The motion by Greg Hulka, seconded by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda for August 8, 2018 was approved as provided with the following addition:
ADD: Item 18-100 Adopt Settlement Resolution

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-099 Closed session to discuss pending Muskegon Heights water litigation with attorney; exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Greg Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to go into closed session at 6:08pm to discuss pending Muskegon Heights water litigation.

Ayes: Dunham, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

The motion by Andrea Anderson, seconded by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to return to open session at 6:42pm.

18-100 Adopt Settlement Resolution
Presented was a resolution in which Fruitport Township wishes to accept Muskegon Heights’ settlement offer and authorizes the Township Supervisor and the Township’s legal counsel handling the litigation to sign documents on the Township’s behalf.

Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the settlement resolution.

Ayes: Dunham, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

Heidi Tice moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor to sign letters of engagement from Dickenson Wright for legal counsel and Bendzinski & Co for municipal financial advisor.

Ayes: Dunham, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

PUBLIC COMMENTS: PART II – None received

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 6:49pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 08/13/18

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

AUGUST 13, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 7/23/18 and 8/8/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Resolution to bond for Muskegon Heights water settlement
B. Authorize signature for Engagement Letter for Ratings Agent for MH water settlement

08. New Business
A. Resolution for Attorney’s presents during Mediation
B. Resolution to adopt amended investment policy
C. Budget amendments
D. Approval for parking lot sealing and striping
E. Best Yard contest

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 Special Board Meeting Agenda – 08/08/18

AGENDA
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415
AUGUST 8, 2018
6:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll Call
03. Public Comments Regarding Agenda Items

04. Unfinished Business
A. Closed session to discuss pending Muskegon Heights water litigation with Township Attorney; exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act

05. New Business – none

06. Public Comment
07. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, July 9, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 7- residents; 0- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Todd Dunham, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of June 11, 2018 as presented with the following change noted:

Item 18-084: removed “Chair” from the language, appointing Mike Michelli to the Planning Commission rather than appointing him as “Chair to the PC.”

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared that our Slip ‘n Slide Community Day will be July 21, 2018 in Pomona Park. She also shared a listing of free community events hosted by Fruitport Area Churches. More information can be found posted on the front door and also on our Facebook page.
2. Rose Dillon shared an OPEB notice reporting that none of Fruitport’s retirement systems meet the definition of underfunded status. Jeff Jacobs still suggests action be taken to fund retirement/OPEB.
3. Heidi Tice shared the Muskegon County Road Commission’s list of chip sealing operations for 2018.
4. Heidi Tice shared the Muskegon County Waste Water’s newsletter.
5. Brian Michelli that new part-time officers are on the road for training. The Fire Department is now trained in airway assistance and administering epi, expanding the level of care they are able to give. A new cruiser has been ordered for the Police Department.
6. Ron Langlois reported that a new altitude valve has been installed in the smiley water tower to assist in fluctuating the water levels, keeping fresh water in both towers.
7. Heidi Tice shared that she attended a grant writing class.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-086 Closed session to discuss pending Muskegon Heights water litigation with attorney and discuss collective bargaining for POLC labor agreement; exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
Todd Dunham moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to go into closed session at 7:17pm to discuss pending Muskegon Heights water litigation and collective bargaining for the POLC labor agreement.
Ayes: Dunham, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to return to open session at 8:34pm.

18-087 Resolution for Muskegon Heights water dispute
Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to TABLE this topic.
Ayes: Dunham, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

18-088 Street light request
Fruitport resident, Chuck Whitlow, has requested the placement of a street light at the corner of Mt. Garfield and Maple Island.
The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to request that the clerk contact Consumers Energy for a quote for the placement of a light at the requested location and bring the information back to the board for approval.

18-089 Zoning enforcement discussion
The topic of whether to bring zoning/ordinance enforcement in house was discussed. The concept of bringing on an additional Fire Fighter and having zoning/ordinance enforcement done through the Fire Department was introduced.

18-090 Business registration discussion
The benefits of enforcing a business registration were discussed. Future discussions will occur.

18-091 Payment of bills
Denise Winebarger moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $29,039.54; Public Safety $43,484.63; Water $108,199.18; Sewer $19,840.40; T&A $12,806.00; Street lights $14,639.06
Totaling: $228,008.81
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Dunham
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. The conversion to LED lighting has been completed in Town Hall and the rebate (approx. $1,600.00) has been processed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Ron Cooper, 4491 E. Pontaluna, wished to bring to the board’s attention that an individual not employed by the township has been given a key to town hall and has been granted access to a township computer in which she was able to insert a flash drive. He shared his concerns on this matter. After discussion, Supervisor Tice confirmed it was she who gave her friend a key to the building and access to a computer to aid her in her work as an attorney. It was requested that the key be given back, to which Heidi said she would comply.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:25pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 06/19/18

MINUTES

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

June 19, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Discussed solar farms with Ron Bultje. He will provide draft ordinances for solar farms.

Discussed rentals at the CA site. Staff will find the original and subsequent approvals for the Chandy Acres site.

BOARD MEETING

Called to order at 7:04

01. Roll Call: Chair Michelli, Jacobs, Suchecki, & Franklin. Staff: Supervisor Tice, Jacob Mason, Ron Bultje, & Kimberly Morse.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: May 23, 2018. Jacobs/Suchecki accepted with one spelling change.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Jacobs/ Franklin Move # 6 to 7a. Unanimous.

04. Correspondence / Reports: None.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics.

Kristy Horan 5968 Chandonnet. Is opposed to AEH proposal to build rentals in Chandy Acres.

Pat Griswold 5936 Larson Lane. Showed the PC a picture of a rental owned by AEH in Chandy Acres.

New Business

06. Site Plan Review – McDonald’s 1696 E Sternberg Rd.
Parcel:            61-15-122-100-0009-70
Purpose:        Site plan revision

John Fick with Progressive AE. 1811 Four Mile Road. Proposing to add a drive thru lane along with barrier free updates and exterior changes.

1. The motion is made by Jacobs to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s)
61-15-122-100-0009-70

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 be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No changes to the 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): No change.
–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): No change to site.
–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): No change

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

Support by Suchecki. Roll call unanimous.

Old Business

07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:           61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose:       Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

Motion by Jacobs to re-open the tabled public hearing. Supported by Franklin and carried unanimously.

David Gawlik 4553 Oriole Street. Presented his site plan and pointed out the following changes: additional pictures of siding changed the dumpster area with enclosure to match siding, ada ramp, and landscaping separating the zoning area between R1.

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

1. The motion is made by Franklin to grant the special use request for parcel number
61-15-293-000-0001-00

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site [will/will not] impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):Site Plan.
–b. The landscape will be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–d. The site plan will provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping will 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 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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 1-7-18, 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: Show building size, install bark path (not gravel) between existing structure and seasonal outdoor market, final elevations to be approved by PC Chair and Zoning Administrator. Sign location to meet set back requirement 42-579 of the Zoning Ordinance and sign to meet requirements of the sign ordinance.

Motion supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously.

08. 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

No action taken, continue to table.

09. Public Comments: None

10. Adjournment: Chair Michelli adjourned the meeting at 8:05

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 11, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 11, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 20- residents; 1- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities Ron Langlois.

The motion by Todd Dunham, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of May 14, 2018 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: WAS: Reappoint Mike Michelli as Planning Commission Chair
NOW: Reappoint Mike Michelli to Planning Commission

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared information from Cypress Creek renewables, a solar energy company. The Planning Commission is considering creating a zoning ordinance amendment to address solar energy applications.
2. Heidi Tice shared information on lawn care and snow removal opportunities to seniors provided by Muskegon County Senior Millage funding.
3. Heidi Tice shared the Standard Terms of Engagement for Dickenson Wright. There will be no fee increases for this year.
4. Brian Michelli reported that the Police Department is back at full staff; Shawanna Evans was hired to fill the part-time clerical position for the Police Department; New leases are underway for Police Cruisers; The new traffic sign has been put into use and is receiving positive feedback; The second part of the extrication tools for the Fire Department is in and staff will be trained soon; Fire engine 562 will be getting new tires shortly; Old Fashioned Days had no major issues for Police, Fire, or Medical.
5. Ron Langlois reported that the water main break that occurred on Seaway Drive has been replaced- the $65,000 cost will be paid by the West Michigan Regional Water Authority; Phase 1 of a Broadway road project between US31 and Bailey is said to occur from June 18th to October 5th; Effective May 30th the Township gained ownership of the water and sewer infrastructure in the Odeno housing development.
6. Heidi Tice shared a thank you note and photo from Mychal VanAllsburg for allowing the Township to complete his Eagle Scout garden project.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Kristi Horan, 5968 Chandonnet, shared concerns regarding plans for rental units in the Chandy Acres extension. Other neighbors were in attendance for the same purpose. Kristi will be contacted when this topic is due to be in front of the Planning Commission.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

18-079 Application for Farmland Agreement
Lucille O’Bradovich has submitted an Application for Farmland Agreement (PA116) for property located at 6960 E. Judson Rd. The application has been reviewed by the Muskegon Conservation District and WMSRDC, both of whom found no issues with the application and found the site to be consistent with enrollment standards.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the O’Bradovich application for Farmland Agreement (PA 116), request that the Clerk forward the application to the Farmland and Open Space Program, and request the agreement be for a 10 year term.

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

18-080 Resolution to waive penalty for not filing Property Transfer Affidavits
Rose Dillon shared that this is a fee that we have always waived historically, however the proper method to waive the penalty, it must be done by board resolution.

Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution allowing Fruitport Township to waive the penalty for failure of a buyer, grantee, or other transferee to file a Property Transfer Affidavit.

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

18-081 Approval of hydrant post painting
Scout Gerald Race would like to paint hydrant posts as a project towards earning his Eagle Scout rank. It would be one or two days in July or August.

Denise Winebarger moved, Rose Dillon seconded, motion was carried unanimously, to allow Eagle Scout Gerald Race, and his team, to paint hydrant posts within the Township.

18-082 Approval of Town Hall landscape project
Bruce DeVries has expressed interest in improving the landscaping around the front sign at Town Hall. He would donate his time, but would like reimbursement for supplies, not to exceed $350.00.

Rose Dillon moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the landscape project around the electronic sign, cost not to exceed $350.00.

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

18-083 Discussion of Refuse Ordinance
The Zoning Department has requested that a change be considered for the Refuse Ordinance regarding the clean-up of blight.

The Board agreed to request that the Planning Commission evaluate the ordinance and determine if change is necessary.

18-084 Reappoint Mike Michelli to Planning Commission
Heidi Tice moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to reappoint Mike Michelli to Planning Commission, term ending January 2021.

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

18-085 Payment of bills
Todd Dunham moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $42,811.82; Public Safety $82,253.66; Water $170,085.82; Sewer $33,672.78; T&A $14,218.00
Totaling: $343,042.08

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Community Day is happening at Town Hall on Friday, June 15, 2018. Free fun and food for anyone in the community.
2. Heidi Tice shared that Dave Markgraf has resigned as the Alternate on the Board of Review. The Township is accepting letters of interest to fill the seat.
3. Denise Winebarger shared an article regarding road funding.
4. Fruitport’s dirt roads will be brined this week.
5. There will be a Fruitport District Library millage proposal on the August ballot.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Tammy Barnhard, 3561 Kersting, has requested that the Township file a lawsuit against the Muskegon County Drain Commissioner, claiming that the Kuis Drain district was expanded illegally. She requested the support of the Board.

2. Ron Cooper commented that the drains may not be in as rough of shape if herbicides were used regularly.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Todd Dunham was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:21pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 07/17/18

AGENDA

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

July 17, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances
-Start at 42-152 – “Zero Lot Line in 152”

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: Jun 19, 2018
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. None

Old Business
07. 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

08. Public Comments
09. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 07/23/18

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

JULY 23, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 7/23/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Business registration discussion

08. New Business
A. POLC Labor agreement ratification
B. Old Newsies Goodfellows roadway solicitation
C. Sprint antenna’s on Airline water tower
D. Approval to hire a school resource officer
E. Sullivan Township Public Safety services 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 Township Board Meeting – AGENDA – July 9, 2018

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

JULY 9, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 6/11/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Closed session to discuss pending Muskegon Heights water litigation with attorney and POLC labor agreement; exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
B. Resolution for Muskegon Heights water dispute

08. New Business
A. Street light request- corner of Mt. Garfield & Maple Island
B. Zoning enforcement discussion
C. Business registration 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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 05/23/18

MINUTES

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

May 23, 2018
,
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances: Start at 42-152. June Start at “Zero Lot Line in 152”

BOARD MEETING

Chair called meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

01. Roll Call: Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, Mike Michelli, Matthew Farrar, Jeff Jacobs, & Jason Franklin. Staff present, Jacob Mason, & Kimberly Morse.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: April 17, 2018. Chair accepted the minutes as presented. No comments

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: None.

04. Correspondence / Reports: Correspondence from the Road Commission relative to the Journey Church changing two entrances to one. Approved by the Chair.

Chair introduced Kimberly Morse as the new liaison to the PC.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business
06. 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

Mr. Dan Larabelle 795 Clyde Court, Wyoming Mi. On behalf of Allen Edwin Homes. Same lot dimensions and layout. Only change is to split the project into two phases and renumbering of the lots and HOA’s (two). Same houses and same lots.

PC members expressed some concerns about the storm water system not being reviewed or approved by the Drain Commission. It was learned that there were changes to the pond that is already dug that did not get approval from the appropriate authority (County Drain Commission) and that this pond is larger and deeper than the previously approved by the PC. Concerns were also expressed about the rental units.

Motion was made by Osterhart to table this item until the Drain Commission approves the storm water system and show more detail on which HOA is responsible for what items and have such in the HOA docs. Supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously.

07. Public Hearing/PUD Revision-Garage Doors Plus 3074 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:           61-15-111-200-0009-10
Purpose:       3,200 SF storage Building

Motion by Farrar supported Franklin to open a public hearing. Unanimous.

Mr. Eric Norbotten outlined his project he is proposing. Mike Johnson 141 West Pontaluna, 49444. No objections to the project just wants the Township to make sure it is done in compliance with all ordinances.

Jacobs/Osterhart motion / support to close public hearing

Motion to approve the item was made by Jacobs and supported by

1. The motion is made to grant the planned unit development application for parcel number(s) 61-15-111-200-0009-10, for the proposed planned unit development ammendment known as Garage Door Plus.

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

–a. The proposed planned unit development is consistent in all respects with the preliminary development plan approved by the Township Board, including any conditions imposed on the preliminary development plan approval. Changes in any of the following features of the planned unit development shall require resubmittal of a revised preliminary plan for review by the Planning Commission and the Township Board:

—(1) Addition of uses different from those included in the preliminary plan;

—(2) Increases in the size, height, or number of buildings;

—(3) For a residential development, any increase in the number of dwelling units; and

—(4) Any change deemed by the Planning Commission to be inconsistent with the preliminary plan previously approved by the Planning Commission and the Township Board.

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

–c. The proposed planned unit development is consistent with and does promote the intent of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan.

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

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

–h. The design and placement of buildings and other structures, parking, lighting, signs, refuse storage, landscaping, and other elements of the proposed planned unit development are compatible with surrounding properties and properties within the proposed planned unit development. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan.

–i. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the proposed planned unit development: none.

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

–a. The planned unit development must comply with the site plan, dated 4-17-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

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

–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the planned unit development:
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.

Motion was supported by Franklin. Roll call vote.

Ayes: Jacobs, Newmyer, Farrar, Suchecki, & Franklin
Nays: None
Abstain: Osterhart

Old Business
07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:           61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose:       Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments: None

10. Adjournment. Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:18


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 – 04/17/18

MINUTES

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

APRIL 17, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances: Table of uses:

Stop at 42-152: Changes made to the zoning charts recorded .

BOARD MEETING

Chair called meeting to order at 7 p.m.

01. Roll Call: Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, Geoff Newmyer, Matthew Farrar, Jeff Jacobs, & Jason Franklin. Staff present, Jacob Mason, Lela Miller, & Supervisor Tice.

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: March 20, 2018. Motion to approve the minutes by Osterhart with the addition of the correspondence reported by Supervisor Tice. Support by Jacobs and carried unanimously.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Motion by Newmyer to accept the minutes with one change. Supported by Osterhart and carried unanimously.

04. Correspondence / Reports: None

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business
06. Site Plan Review-3041 Heights Ravenna Road
Parcel:           61-15-111-200-0009-10
Purpose:       New Storage Building

Wade Vandenbosh 2534 Black Creek Road, Westshore Engineering, spoke on the proposed site plan. Want to make the former oil change facility to add a 3,200 square foot facility for storage and make the existing building offices. 1,500 square foot of paving for five additional parking spots.

Discussion ensued on the outdoor storage. Being a PUD, it may be possible.

1. The motion is made by Newmyer, supported by Suchecki, to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-111-200-0009-10

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

–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): Storm water management plan on the 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 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 provided. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan.

–h. All loading and unloading areas and outside storage areas, including areas for the storage of trash, which face or are visible from residential districts or public thoroughfares are screened by a vertical screen consisting of structural or plant materials no less than six feet in height. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Conditions of approval below and 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 March 15, 2018, 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. If a dumpster is used in the future, the dumpster pad and enclosure to be approved by the Planning Commission, 2, screen fencing for the outdoor storage area will be of neutral color that matches the buildings, solid non-see through, made of vinyl, including the gates.

Ayes: Jacobs, Newmyer, Farrar, Suchecki, & Franklin
Nays: None
Abstain: Osterhart

Old Business
07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:           61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose:       Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment. Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:55.


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 – 03/20/18

MINUTES

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

MARCH 20, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances: Table of uses:

Stop at 42-151: Table will be attached when complete.

BOARD MEETING

Chair called meeting to order at 7 p.m.

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: February 20, 2018. Motion to approve the minutes by Osterhart with the addition of the correspondence reported by Supervisor Tice. Support by Jacobs and carried unanimously.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as submitted

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor Tice reported the letter received by Crockery Township dated February 6, 2018.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:

New Business
06. Public Hearing-Zone Change     Paul J (Jamie) Kosch
7046 S. Quarterline
Parcel:              61-15-134-400-0003-00
Purpose:          Rezone from R-4 to R-6

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

Jamie Kosch 7046 Quarterline: Purchased house one month ago. Currently R-4 and Jamie wants to change to R-6 so to put a home on the front of the property. The Lot is currently 1.95 acres.

Pat Gillette 7119 Quarterline: want to know the plan for the existing house. Chair stated that is not the issue before the PC. Jacobs explained that if the change to R6 is approved, it will allow for one split only.

Mark Gillette, 1765 Judson: stated they are wasting their breath talking to us because it’s part of the future master plan. The only reason he opposes is he lives out there because to keep away from houses and neighbors.

Richard Archambeau, 2034 Judson: Asked if this applied to the entire area or the parcel in question,

Mike Wisniewski 2027 Judson: he moved there for agriculture and to raise horses and this request will prevent him for future agricultural and farm use. If we change this there will be houses everywhere and there is too much traffic on that road.

Lori Wisniewski, 2027 Judson: Has a pool and if there are more neighbors they will complain. Sewer will need to be above the ground and “he” is too close to build a house up out of the groundwater. It was explained that there are setback rules that anyone will have to abide by.

Linda Johnson, 7082 Quarterline: If a drive comes off Quarterline, south of Judson, who pays to upgrade the road? Private Road ordinance states all homeowners would have to agree to upgrade and pay for the road.

Motion by Jacobs to close the public hearing. Support by Newmyer and carried.

Motion by Osterhart, support by Jacobs to pass the following resolution. Roll call unanimous.

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 be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-134-400-0003-00.

II. CRITERIA

1. The requested rezoning will not result in spot zoning.

2. The requested rezoning will not be inconsistent with the surrounding property.

3. The property does have to be rezoned in order to be reasonably used.

4. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on surrounding property less non-conforming and fits with the master plan.

5. The requested rezoning would have the following effect on the market value of the property in question: no effect.

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.

07. Site Plan Review & Special Use– Konstance Tariske 4759 Airline Road
Parcel:                     61-15-115-300-0010-00
Purpose:                 Child care/daycare expansion

Site Plan

Motion by Jacobs supported by Newmyer to open the public hearing. Unanimous.

Konstance Tariske 4759 Airline Road

Wants to take over and combine the middle unit between the two units in the strip. Which would alleviate safety issues relative to child movement.

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

1. The motion is made by Osterhart supported by Newmyer to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-115-300-0010-00

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): Site plan. Expansion of 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): existing/no change

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

–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 3-20-18, 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

Special Use

1. The motion is made to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 61-15-115-300-0010-00 for the following requested special use: Child care/day care expansion

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): Expansion of existing.

–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): Existing no change

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established as authorized by Section 42-158 of the Zoning Chapter.

–a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated 3-30-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

–b. The special use must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.

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

–d. The construction of the special use must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.

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

–f.
–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.

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

Old Business
07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:             61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose:         Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment. Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.


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 – 02/20/18

MINUTES

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

February 20, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances: Begin at section 42-151, Table of Uses. Remove PUD as it, and PURD, under a SLU.

BOARD MEETING

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: January 16, 2018. Motion to approve the minutes by Osterhart with the amendment to add the motion/support and roll call vote to item 6. Support by Newmyer and carried unanimously.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Chair Michelli moved to accept the agenda with the addition of item 9: Review of solar farm operations. Support by Newmyer and carried unanimously.

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor Tice discussed a letter sent to ALDI relative to acceptance of sidewalk rather than a bike path.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Site Plan Review – Teddy Spaghettis – 3032 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:            61-15-530-000-0009-00
Purpose:        Addition to existing restaurant

Mr. Ted Cerniglia, 3332 Heights Ravenna. Wants to build on the back of the building behind the kitchen, add to the cooking line for improved customer service. Over the last 8 years they have outgrown their business. This will accommodate more dishwashing and kitchen space. No additional customer seating space. All deliveries will be the same as current. Osterhart commented the rear setbacks will still be met with this proposed addition. Will us split face block and match existing colors

Motion by
1. The motion is made by Franklin to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-530-000-0009-00

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.

–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): Within the setback and permitted use.

–d. The site plan will provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping will provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Existing barriers will remain.

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

–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 2-14-18, 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.

Motion was supported by Franklin. Roll Call: Unanimous.

07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel:          61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose:      Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

Motion by Jacobs, support by Newmyer to open public hearing. Unanimous

Mr. Gawlik 4553 Oriole Street. Wants to sell specialty and seasonal products at 2963 Hts. Ravenna Road. He would like to put up a building and wants to know what he can and cannot do. The special use is required by the seasonal use. Osterhart commented on the accessibility of the facility and would require an ADA ramp. Chair stated the dumpster enclosure and dimensions are not on the print; lighting needs to remain on site; need landscaping to separate the different zoning districts; prefer more screening than just a wood fence, prefer shrubbery to block traffic lights from the residential; advised the architect to review ordinance 42-638; drive needs to be paved (gravel is not acceptable); any flow agreements with the North pole: show signage.

Jacobs wants more detail on the operations of the seasonal outdoor market. Jacobs also commented that the PC needs to see, on paper, what the proposal is for the special land use. Also advised to list the materials to be used and colors on the print and to show the dumpster enclosure like the building. Information will be emailed to Mr. Gawlik.

Motion by Michelli to table the public hearing. Supported by Newmyer. Carried unanimously.

08. Informational – Sternberg/Quarterline Hotel Development: Justin Longstreth with Moore & Bruggink, outlined the changes required by the MCRC if the curb cut on Quarterline was used. He is requesting the site plan be changed to remove the curb cut on Quarterline on the site plan and install a fire-only access off Quarterline with a Knox Box. There would be a loss of parking spots but still enough to meet ordinance.

General consensus of the PC is to allow these changes to be approved by staff with input from the Chair.

09. Solar Farm Operations Ordinance: PC discussed moving forward with an ordinance that regulates solar farms. Initial thoughts is to make it a SLU in any zoning district. Chair Michelli will direct Counsel to gather ordinances of other communities relative to solar farms to bring back to the PC.

Old Business
None

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment. Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:22


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 – 01/16/18

MINUTES

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

January 16, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

42-93: Consensus of the Planning Commission is to use the Township’s current medical marihuana ordinance.

Article IV Districts: Combine AG & R-1 are R4. Low density residential to R6. Medium density is R-1. Multiple family is R2. Manufactured housing community is R-5. B-1 is a reserved district for future zoning. B-2 & 3 are ok as written. SC-1 is OK as written. Add PURD is a special use in the underlying zoning district. M-1 is commercial and industrial (not park).

For next meeting the PC will review R1 through R6.

BOARD MEETING

Chair Michelli called the meeting order at 7:00 PM

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: December 19th, 2017. Chair Michelli accepted the minutes as presented.

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

04. Correspondence / Reports. None

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

New Business
06. Special Use: Timothy L. Bakker, 2028 E. Hile Road
Parcel:                 61-15-640-000-0001-10
Purpose:             Retain Federal Firearms License (FFL)
No business to be conducted at this address

Motion by Jacobs, supported by Osterhart to open a public hearing on the special use. Unanimous.

Mr. Timothy Bakker, 2028 E. Hile stated he wanted to keep his FFL license and does not want to conduct business at his address. Mr. Bakker needs a property associated with the FFL.
The BAFT requires an address and approval to hold this license.

Motion to close public hearing by Jacobs, support by Newmyer.
All in favor.

A motion was made by Osterhart to grant the special use request for 61-15-640-000-0001-00 for home occupation to retain an FFL.

1. The motion is made to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 61-15-640-000-0001-10 for the following requested special use: grant the special use for a home occupation to retain an FFL.

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): it will not have an impact on the master plan since no business will be done at the address.

–b. The special use will not be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses. This finding is based upon the following facts: no business will be done at the address.

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 all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.

–b. 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.

–c. 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.

–d. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the special use: No customer activity:
—1. No business will be done at the address and as a result, no increase in traffic shall occur.
—2. No customers
—3. Any increase in business would have to come back in front of the PC.

Motion was supported by Newmyer, carried unanimously.

Old Business
None

07. Public Comments
a. Michelli is corresponding with Walmart regarding a change in their exterior façade. He is further clarifying what they are proposing.

08. Adjournment


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

(231) 865-3151.

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 06/19/18

AGENDA

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

June 19, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: May 23, 2018
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Parcel: 61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose: Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

07. Site Plan Review – McDonald’s 1696 E Sternberg Rd.
Parcel: 61-15-122-100-0009-70
Purpose: Site plan revision

Old Business
08. 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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, May 14, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 9– residents; 10– employees; 12- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of April 23, 2018 as presented.

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

ADD: Unfinished Business item A- Scout Mychal VanAllsburg to present his garden.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Andrea Anderson shared that two candidates for Fruitport Township Trustee have submitted qualifying petitions; Todd Dunham and Terry Knoll.
2. Heidi Tice shared that the Fruitport Aldi will be opening on May 24th.
3. Rose Dillon shared the language for the Library millage that will be on the August ballot. She explained the bridge between the former library district and the current; the millage will state that it is a new additional millage although it is the same millage that currently stands so it is more like a renewal given that there is no change.
4. Brian Michelli reported that the LEIN audit for the Police Department was successful.
5. Brian Michelli shared that the new traffic sign was used for the first time last weekend and that it will be very useful in the future.
6. Brian Michelli shared that he attended a Homeland Security conference.
7. Old Fashioned Days begin on May 23, 2018.
8. Ron Langlois shared that the Water Filtration Plant open house had 300-400 visitors.
9. Heidi Tice shared that she attended a community bike training.
10. Heidi Tice shared that the Township Clean-up Days were successful.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-069 Mychal VanAllsburg to present garden project
Mychal VanAllsburg led the group outside on the lawn to present his Eagle Scout project. He installed a garden to honor the members of the Fruitport Fire and Police Departments. He thanked the Board and his sponsors of the project. Mychal had $158 left over from the funds he raised for the project that he donated to the Township. The $158 was applied as a donation to the flag fund. Thank you, Mychal- job well done!

NEW BUSINESS:

18-070 Presentation from Larry Romanelli, Tribal Ogema with Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Larry Romanelli, Tribal Ogema; Joseph Riley, Speaker of the Tribal Council; and Ron Pete, Shoreline Committee, spoke regarding two projects that the Tribe is working on in Fruitport Township. The Odeno housing development will have 282 homes in total. The Casino project went to Washington to move the project forward; much support was received. The project leaders are hopeful for a timeline of less than 2 more years. With approximately 1,000 jobs that will be created, a payroll of 35-45 million is expected. The group shared thankfulness for the support at the local level. Further letters of support can be mailed to Jim Cason, United States Department of the Interior.

18-071 Presentation from Kevin Kieft, Prein & Newhof
Kevin Kieft gave the final report regarding the Water Asset Management Plan. He shared that the plan helped to estimate costs for future capital improvements. There will not be water or sewer rate increases for this year.

Todd Dunham moved, seconded by Greg Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution approving the Water Asset Management Plan dated December 2017.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-072 Odeno Development street lights
Andrea Anderson shared a request from Westshore Consulting regarding the addition of one (1) additional street light for the Odeno Development. The additional pole was recommended by their engineer due to the road curve and vertical differential.

Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Andrea Anderson, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the one (1) additional light pole in the Odeno Development into the Fruitport Charter Township Lighting District, under the stipulation that the pole must be lit with an LED light.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-073 Chandy Acres Development street lights
Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Todd Dunham, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the requested five (5) light poles in the Chandy Acres Development addition into the Fruitport Charter Township Lighting District, under the stipulation that the poles be lit with LED lighting.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-074 Cell tower funds transfer from Muskegon Co to WMRWA
Current bonds will retire in 2020 at which time Muskegon County will relinquish its rights. Ron Langlois has requested that the $759,000 from cell tower payments be disbursed from the account with the County to the West Michigan Regional Water Authority. The funds will be used on improvements to the regional water system.

Andrea Anderson moved, seconded by Todd Dunham, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution authorizing the transfer of cell company rental funds from the County of Muskegon to the WMRWA.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-075 Police cruiser lease discussion
Brian Michelli has built a Police Cruiser replacement plan to avoid replacing all cars at the same time. It has been suggested to lease one additional car in order to keep miles down on all cars and put the cars into a 5 year rotation.

Greg Hulka moved, seconded by Todd Dunham, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety director to add one additional leased police cruiser.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-076 Re-appoint Steve Paul to ZBA
Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to re-appoint Steve Paul to the Zoning Board of Appeals for an additional term ending January 2021.

Ayes: Dunham, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Hulka
Nays: None

18-77 Muskegon Area Smart Commute Week
The Motion by Todd Dunham, seconded by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to adopt the resolution in which Fruitport Charter Township proclaims June 11-15, 2018 as Muskegon Area Smart Commute Week, encouraging citizens to bike, walk, carpool, and use public transportation rather than driving single occupant vehicles.

18-078 Payment of bills
Todd Dunham moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $17,289.34; Public Safety $34,829.61; Water $60,787.22; Sewer $21,191.23; Street Lights $14,647.69; T&A $2,338.00
Totaling: $151,083.09

Ayes: Hulka, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Dunham
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared that the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days schedule of events is available.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Andy O’Riley, candidate for Michigan State Representative, shared support from his candidacy and from Roosevelt Park for the Tribe and the casino project.

2. Brenda Moore, Muskegon County Drain Commissioner, reported that bonds have been secured for the Kuis Drain project. The interest rate from JJB Hilliard and WL Lyons LLC is 3.8% to which the Drain Commissioner will charge an additional 1%, totaling 4.8% over the 20 year assessment period.

3. Jon Bumstead, Candidate for Michigan Senate, shared his support for the casino project.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Heidi Tice was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:38pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 06/11/18

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

JUNE 11, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 5/14/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
none

08. New Business
A. Application for Farmland Agreement; re: parcel #61-15-034-100-0002
B. Resolution to waive penalty for not filing Property Transfer Affidavits
C. Approval of hydrant post painting
D. Approval of Town Hall landscape project
E. Discussion of Refuse Ordinance
F. Reappoint Mike Michelli as Planning Commission Chair

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 23, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, April 23, 2018, in the township board room.

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, Clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Todd Dunham, Jeff Jacobs, Greg Hulka, 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: 4– residents; 11– employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of April 9, 2018 as presented.

The motion by Todd Dunham, supported by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of April 16, 2018 as presented.

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

ADD: Swearing-in of new Police Officer, Brett Holmes, as item A in Unfinished Business. Move other items down sequentially.

ADD: Cancellation of regular meeting that falls on Memorial Day as item D in New Business.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Ron Langlois shared the results of a DEQ report of Fruitport Township’s water system. The DEQ commended Fruitport on the management of its water system.
2. Joan Stark is retiring after employment with the Township for 24 years. There will be a celebration on Friday, April 27 from 12:30-2:00pm.
3. Heidi Tice shared that there will be an MTA meeting April 30, 2018, 7:00pm, at Fruitport Township Hall.
4. Heidi Tice shared a letter from NutriGro regarding the application of biosolids on parcel # 61-15-029-100-0014-00 and # 61-15-029-300-0002-00.
5. Brian Michelli shared that the new extrication tools came in. Many members of the Fire Department went through a 5 hour training with a representative from the company.
6. Brian Michelli reported that it was a busy weekend for fires within the Township.
7. Brian Michelli shared that the speed sign has been ordered and that he has approached the Village regarding sharing the cost.
8. Brian Michelli reported that the Police Department will soon receive a lein audit.
9. Heidi Tice shared that the United Way is hosting an Open House on April 25, 2018, from 1:30-3:30pm.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-061 Deliver Oath of Office to new officer
Brett Holmes was sworn in by the Clerk as a Police Officer with Fruitport Township.

18-062 Closed session to discuss pending litigation and discuss collective bargaining for IAFF labor agreement
Heidi Tice moved, seconded by Todd Dunham, MOTION CARRIED, to go into closed session at 7:17pm to discuss pending litigation and collective bargaining for the IAFF labor agreement.

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

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to return to open session at 8:08pm.

18-063 Approval of Fire Department union labor agreement
Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Todd Dunham, MOTION CARRIED, to ratify the IAFF labor agreement as presented.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

18-064 Floyd Peplinski, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
Floyd Peplinski informed the Board that the 457 pension plan with Lord Abbett is being discontinued through Edward Jones. He shared his research and recommendation to switch to Aspire Smart Retirement Solutions 457 Pension Plan. Floyd has met with all employees who will be affected by this change.

18-065 Resolution to approve new 457 plan
Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Heidi Tice, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to remove Lord Abbett and appoint Aspire Smart Retirement Solutions as a Fruitport Township pension plan effective May 1, 2018.

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

18-066 SEIU backpay
Attorney, Ron Bultje, shared the Public Employment Relations Act that states that parties to a collective bargaining agreement shall not agree to any retroactive wages; therefore no action was taken.

18-067 Memorial Day meeting cancelation
The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Todd Dunham, was carried unanimously, to cancel the regular board meeting scheduled for May 28, 2018, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

18-068 Payment of bills
Denise Winebarger moved, Todd Dunham seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $38,537.48; Public Safety $20,999.90; Water $226,964.34; Sewer $1,169.24; Street Lights $13,484.82; T&A $660.00
Totaling: $301,815.78

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Brian Michelli shared that $3,500 was raised by the charity basketball game in which Fruitport Public Safety was a participant.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:20pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 05/23/18

AGENDA

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

May 23, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: April 17, 2018
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. 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

07. Public Hearing / PUD Revision – Garage Doors Plus 3074 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Parcel: 61-15-111-200-0009-10
Purpose: 3,200 SF storage building

Old Business
08. Site Plan Review & Special Use –2963 Heights Ravenna Rd.
Parcel: 61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose: Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 05/14/18

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

MAY 14, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 4/23/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
none

08. New Business
A. Presentation from Larry Romanelli, Tribal Ogema with Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
B. Presentation from Kevin Kieft, Prein & Newhof
C. Odeno development street lights
D. Chandy Acres development street lights
E. Cell tower funds transfer from Muskegon Co to the WMRWA
F. Police cruiser lease discussion
G. Reappoint Steve Paul to ZBA
H. Muskegon Area Smart Commute Week

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 Board Meeting Agenda – April 23, 2018

A G E N D A
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

APRIL 23, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 4/9/2018 and 4/16/18
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Closed session to discuss pending litigation and discuss collective bargaining for IAFF labor agreement, exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
B. Approval of IAFF labor agreement

08. New Business
A. Floyd Peplinski, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
B. Resolution to approve new 457 plan
C. SEIU back-pay

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 – 04/17/18

AGENDA

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

April 17, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: March 20, 2018
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Site Plan Review – 3041 Hts Ravenna Road
Parcel: 61-15-111-200-0009-10
Purpose: New Storage Building

Old Business
07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel: 61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose: Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

08. Public Comments
09. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 03/20/18

AGENDA

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

March 20, 2018
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: February 20, 2018
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business

06. Public Hearing – Zone Change Paul J (Jaime) Kosch
7046 S. Quarterline
Parcel: 61-15-134-400-0003-00
Purpose: Rezone from R-4 to R-6

07. Site Plan Review & Special Use – Konstance Tariske
4759 Airline Road
Parcel: 61-15-115-300-0010-00
Purpose: Child care / daycare expansion

Old Business

08. Site Plan Review & Special Use – 2963 Hts. Ravenna Rd.
Parcel: 61-15-293-000-0001-00
Purpose: Smokehouse/General Store and Seasonal Outdoor Market

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board Meeting Agenda – 04/09/18

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

APRIL 9, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 3/26/2018
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Second reading- zone change
B. Approval of Fire Department union labor agreement
C. Approval of SEIU labor agreement

08. New Business
A. Approval of water service material supplier
B. Authorization to hire Police Officer
C. Approval to roll Public Safety funds

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