Fruitport Township

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

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, July 13, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 6- residents; 3- employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director or Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of June 22, 2020 as presented.

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

Item 8-G: Approval to purchase tabulator

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that face covering mandates are being enforced the best they can.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that there have been many broken water services lately; the new valve installed in the smiley water tower is in operation; the purchase of the approved pick-up truck has been delayed.
3. Heidi Tice shared a notification regarding the board of determination for the North Point Drain as well as a notice of public hearing for Consumers Energy.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-057 First Reading: Prohibition Against Disturbing Public Order and Decency Ordinance
This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on July 27, 2020.

20-058 First Reading: Resisting, Opposing, or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer Prohibition
This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on July 27, 2020.

20-059 First Reading: Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance
This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on July 27, 2020.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-060 George Manning Recognition Resolution
George Manning was to be honored for his 25 years of service to Fruitport Township. George served on the Planning Commission from 1992-1994 and on the Board of Review from 1997-2020. He was not able to be present at the meeting.

20-061 Risk and Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan
The Utilities Department is looking to participate with other water customers of the City of Muskegon in contracting with Prein & Newhof to perform the EPA required Risk, Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan. Fruitport’s 1/3 share between Fruitport Township, the City of Norton Shores, and the Water Authority would be $5,666.00. There is a cost savings by doing it as a group.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to participate in the cost share for services related to the Risk, Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan.

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

20-062 Police Department Staffing
Officer Brett Holmes has submitted his resignation effective July 14, 2020.
Terry Knoll moved, supported by Heidi Tice, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the resignation of Officer Brett Holmes.

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

Terry Knoll moved, supported by Jeff Jacobs, MOTION CARRIED, to give the Public Safety Director authorization to fill the vacancy.

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

Interviews will be July 22, 2020.

20-063 Fire Department Staff Interviews
The Public Safety Committee interviewed the Full-time fire department staff in regards to community, personnel safety, leadership, and communication. Overall, the feedback was positive. The police department staff will be interviewed in the future.

20-064 Board of Review Resolution
The Board of Review needs to allow for more hours than a typical July BOR.

MCL 211.53B affords the governing body the opportunity to set an alternate start date for the July Board of Review to be during the week of the third Monday in July.

Heidi Tice moved, supported by Andrea Anderson, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to move the start date of the July 2020 Board of Review to Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

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

20-065 DDA Discussion
Matt Farrar from Muskegon County presented information on tax increment financing. He shared some of the benefits of capturing tax revenue on growth to assist in infrastructure expenses that hinder development.

20-066 Approval to purchase tabulator
The Clerk presented the need for an additional tabulator due to a dramatic increase in absentee ballots. The need was unforeseen due to COVID and the issuance of absentee applications to all registered voters by the State of Michigan. The cost for the tabulator and related equipment is $5,545. The Clerk has applied for a 50% cost share through federal CARES act funding that is likely to be granted. This expense was not budgeted for due to the unforeseen nature.

Terry Knoll moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Clerk to purchase an additional voting tabulator.

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

20-067 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $16,299.27; Public Safety $34,403.79; Water $56,361.16; Sewer $18,411.59; Street Lights $14,419.37; Trust & Agency $1,595.00
Totaling: $141,490.18

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Tim Demumbrum introduced himself as a candidate for Muskegon County Drain Commissioner.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:02pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of June 22, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 22, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 10- residents; 1- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of June 8, 2020 and June 15, 2020 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli reported that call volumes are normalizing as fear of COVID decreases.
2. Heidi Tice reported that the water main coming from Lake Michigan is still holding; there was a Board of Determination for the North Point Drain; JC Penny filed for bankruptcy; Muskegon Area First has produced an industrial directory.
3. Rose Dillon shared current financials.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
20-049 Kris Collee presenting senior services plan
Kris Collee was not present.

NEW BUSINESS:
20-050 Donna VanderVries with an update from Muskegon County Equalization
The Muskegon County Equalization Director, Donna VanderVries, presented updates. By Executive Order 2020-87, the opportunity for property tax appeals has been extended to the July Board of Review due to COVID, however appeals must still be based on values before December 31, 2019. Donna also reviewed pending and recently settled tax appeals including:
Stellar Hospitality- 1951 & 1989 E. Sternberg (Pending)
JC Penny- 5690 S. Harvey (Pending)
Muskegon Wings- 5648 S. Harvey (Pending)
GMRI- 1651 E. Sternberg (Pending)
TF Muskegon MI LLC (Sears)- 5500 S. Harvey (Settled)
Stellar Hospitality- 1951 & 1989 E. Sternberg (Settled)
Lakes Mall (Younkers)- 5580 S. Harvey (Settled)
Lakes Mall (The Lakes Mall)- 5500 S. Harvey (Settled)
JC Penny- 5690 S. Harvey (Settled)
FHVK- 1720 E. Sternberg (Settled)
CD2007- 1720 E. Sternberg (Settled)
Bonstores (Younkers)- 5580 S. Harvey (Settled)
Arby’s- 5560 S. Harvey (Settled)
Mercy Health- Personal Property (Settled)

20-051 Disturbing the peace ordinance discussion
Brian Michelli presented 3 ordinances that are general policing ordinances and are consistent with state law. The following ordinances will come to the board for first readings at the next meeting:
Prohibition Against Disturbing Public Order and Decency Ordinance
Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance
Resisting, Opposing, or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer Prohibition Ordinance

20-052 MTA online training membership
The general consensus was that it would not be utilized enough to justify the cost.

20-053 Blue Care Network COVID relief medical insurance adjustment
Rose Dillon reported that the Township received a COVID relief insurance adjustment in the amount of $483.60 for dental and $11,241.76 for medical from Blue Care Network.

20-054 Water shut-offs and penalties
The extension of the State of Emergency also extends the restrictions on penalties and shut-offs.

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to resume normal procedures in regards to water & sewer penalties and shut-offs once the executive order is lifted.

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

20-055 City of Muskegon beach parking pass
The Township has been given the opportunity to purchase beach parking passes from the City of Muskegon at a discounted rate of $15.00. The Township would then have them available for purchase at town hall.

Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to purchase 50 passes to make available for sale.

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

20-056 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $6,948.97; Public Safety $19,280.96; Water $70,493.70; Sewer $628.96; Street Lights $14,361.51; Trust & Agency $736.62
Totaling: $112,450.72

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Brian Michelli reported that the July slip ‘n slide community day will be cancelled due to COVID social distancing guidelines.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. A group of residents and interested parties including Tim & Linda Wright, Barb Griffith, Steve Jones, Meggan Johnson, and Alison McKee were present to share their displeasure with the condition of Kendra Road.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:53pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 08/10/20

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

AUGUST 10, 2020

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

This meeting will be held virtually via Webex.com in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Information to access the meeting:
Meeting number (access code): 126 981 6729
Meeting password: pKSgDEcp694 (75743327 from phones or video systems)

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 7/27/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Harvey Street DDA resolution
B. Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
C. Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg

08. New Business
A. Foreclosure Property in Fruitport Township
B. Police Cruiser Purchase
C. Kiwanis Peanut Sales

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 of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 07/27/20

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

JULY 27, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 7/13/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. George Manning Recognition Resolution
B. Second Reading: Prohibition Against Disturbing Public Order and Decency Ordinance
C. Second Reading: Resisting, Opposing, or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer Prohibition Ordinance
D. Second Reading: Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance
E. Harvey Street DDA
F. Spruce Street Special Assessment
G. Kris Collee, Agewell Services, to present senior services plan

08. New Business
A. First Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
B. Frist Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg
C. Dirt Bike Nuisance 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 Board of Trustees Agenda – 07/13/20

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

JULY 13, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 6/22/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

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

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

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

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

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

Minutes

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

April 21, 2020
7:00 PM VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Will postpone until May Planning Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

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

Motion by Osterhart to approve the following motion.

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

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

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll call: Unanimous.

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

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

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

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

Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

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

Motion made by Farrar to grant the PUD change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll Call unanimous.

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

09. Adjournment Meeting was adjourned at 7:41

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, June 8, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 6- residents; 1- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli.

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

JUNE 22, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 6/8/20 and 6/15/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUNE 8, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 5/11/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

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

08. New Business
A. Fire Department parking lot repaving

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of March 23, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, March 23, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of March 9, 2020 as presented.

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

Item 8-E: Resolution for Temporary Emergency Measures

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that the DPW has completed an inventory; the valve in the Smiley water tower should be hooked up soon to be able to communicate with the filtration plant.
2. Brian Michelli reported that the Fire Department has enough PPE to last a few weeks; there have been policies put in place to limit employees responding to calls as well as cleaning procedures; contact between Police Officers and the public is being limited; the Public Safety departments have applied for additional supplies with little luck.
3. Heidi Tice shared that the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled; she also gave a Census update.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-034 2020/2021 Budget discussion
Ken Hulka, Parks Director, would like to see unused funds rolled over to the next budget. The Parks Commission is trying to get a building for concessions and restrooms at the soccer park; rough plans were presented.

20-035 Budget Public Hearing
(a.) The motion by Terry Knoll, seconded by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to open the Budget Public Hearing at 8:23pm.

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

There were no comments heard.

(c.) The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 8:25pm and return to open session.

19-036 2020/2021 Budget Adoption
The budget was agreed upon as presented with the change of budgeting $120,000 plus the requested roll over for the Parks Department.

Rose Dillon moved, supported by Heidi Tice, MOTION CARRIED to adopt the April 1, 2020- March 31, 2021 draft budget as revised and to approve the millage rate and millage levies. Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees shall cause the listed millages to be levied and collected on all real and personal property within the township upon the 2019 general property tax roll an amount equal to the above shown mills as authorized under state law and approved by the electorate.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

20-037 MCRC Local Road Project Contract
Under the agreement the following local roads will be improved with a chip seal:

Shettler Road, Walker Road, and Cline Road: from Sheridan to Brooks (approx. 2.3 miles)
Quarterline Road: from Shettler Road to Hile Road (approx.. .75 miles)
Walker Road: from W. Fruitport Road to Pontaluna Road (approx. .5 miles)
Sheringer Road: from Dangl Road east to end (approx. .5 miles)

Project(s) estimate: $130,037
Fruitport Township share: $65,018.50
Muskegon County Road Commission share: $65,018.50

Heidi Tice moved, supported by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the local road project contract with the Muskegon County Road Commission and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to execute the presented agreement.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

20-038 Banking and Investing Resolution
Rose Dillon moved, supported by Denise Winebarger, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution approving the use of financial institutions and investments for the 2020-2021 FY.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: None

20-039 Budget amendments
Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the Treasurer to make end of fiscal year April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020 final budget amendments. The amendments will ensure that all department budgets have zero impact on the total of each budget.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

20-040 Police Cruiser Purchase
The Public Safety Committee recommends moving this pre-approved purchase from Ford Motor Lease Program to get an installment purchase from Shelby Bank for $50,775 at 2.4% interest.
Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the change, and receive an installment purchase loan from Shelby Bank.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

20-041 Senior Millage funds allocation
Ron Bultje recommended asking for a contract with terms for the agreement.

Rose Dillon moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution and have the Supervisor work with AgeWell to gather a binding commitment in writing.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

20-042 Resolution for Temporary Emergency Measures
The resolution covers items that may need to occur without board approval while the Governor’s stay-at-home order is in place such as making changes to public meetings, payment of invoices, and making changes to office hours.

Rose Dillon moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution as presented.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

20-043 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Gerg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $6,511.54; Public Safety $7,887.89; Water $1,038.38; Sewer $1,464.93; Street Lights $14,560.31
Totaling: $31,463.05
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 05/11/20

A G E N D A
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP HALL
5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

MAY 11, 2020

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

This meeting will be held virtually via Webex.com
Information to access the meeting: Meeting number (access code): 622 722 579
Meeting password: jdGqgZKp466 (53474957 from phones and video systems)

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 3/23/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
none

08. New Business
A. First reading: Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of March 9, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, March 9, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 15- residents; 1- employees; 6- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of February 24, 2020 as presented.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the following addition:

Item 8-D: Cooley Rd. street light request

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

1. Steve Biesiada reported that the valve has been installed in the Smiley water tower and is in the process of being hooked up for service.
2. Brian Michelli reminded all to lock your vehicles and buildings; the No More Sidelines charity basketball game went well.
3. Heidi Tice shared that the Lion’s Club pancake dinner went well.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Daniel Taber asked the board to consider more funding for roads.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-028 2020/2021 Budget discussion
Discussion occurred regarding the proposed 2020/2021 budget. The budget public hearing will take place at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-029 2020 Brine Program Approval
The cost for the local roads will be $19,536.66 and the cost for additional roads (Cline, Wolf Lake, and Mt Garfield) will be $1,437.48.

The total cost for the program will be $20,974.14 for 2020.

Greg Hulka moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to participate in the 2020 local road brine program with the Muskegon County Road Commission.
Ayes: Hulka, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

20-030 Budget amendments
Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the budget amendments as presented.
Ayes: Hulka, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

20-031 Fuel Management System Agreement
Proposed is a system provided by The Oscar W. Larson Company to manage the use of the on-site fuel tanks. The start-up cost to implement the system, purchase the hardware, and install the system is $7,753.99. The monthly user fee is $85/month.

Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to purchase the system from The Oscar W. Larson Company and enter into the service agreement.
Ayes: Hulka, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

20-032 Cooley Rd. street light request
Residents have requested a street light be placed between 5125 and 5165 Cooley Rd.

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to request the Clerk to get a price quote from Consumers Energy for the placement of a street light on Cooley Rd.

20-033 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $7,726.43; Public Safety $23,478.91; Water $76,179.44; Sewer $21,021.74; T&A 3,239.00
Totaling: $131,645.52
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Andrea Anderson reminded everyone to vote tomorrow.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Mark Curtis introduced himself as a candidate for 60th District Court Judge.
2. Boy Scouts Troop 1023 introduced themselves, several of whom were earning their citizenship and community merit badge.
3. Dave Henry spoke on the potential of forming a Township Manager position.
4. Daniel Taber inquired about the approval of a street light at the entrance of the Farr Rd. Park ‘n Ride.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:33pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees AMENDED Meeting Agenda – 03/23/20

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

MARCH 23, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 3/9/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. 2020/2021 budget discussion
B. Budget Public Hearing
C. Adopt 2020/2021 budget
D. MCRC Local Road Project Contract

08. New Business
A. Banking and Investing Resolution
B. Budget amendments
C. Police Cruiser purchase
D. Senior Millage funds allocation

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of February 24, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, February 24, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 8- residents; 2- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Attorney, Ron Bultje.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of February 10, 2020 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that there has been a delay in the valve replacement in the Smiley water tower.
2. Brian Michelli shared that the charity basketball game with the Fire Department, Norton Shores Fire Department, and No More Sidelines will be this Friday.
3. Heidi Tice shared that the Lion’s Club pancake dinner will also be this Friday.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Jason Kolkema introduced himself as a candidate running for District Court Judge.
2. Daniel Taber requested that additional funding be put toward the repair of Kendra Road.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-024 Brian Michelli contract renewal
Requested changes include a 3% salary increase and changes in regards to insurance including vision reimbursement and an additional 4 years of health insurance coverage for his spouse beyond his reaching Medicare eligible age post-retirement should he change his retirement age from 55 to 58.

Heidi Tice moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION FAILED, to increase the salary of the Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli, 3% to $96,871.50, and approve the requested insurance changes, and extend his contract with changes as presented for one year.
Ayes: Knoll, Tice, Dillon
Nays:  Anderson, Winebarger, Hulka

Rose Dillon moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to increase the salary of the Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli, 3% to $96,871.50, and approve the addition of vision reimbursement, and extend his contract with the amended changes for one year.
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: Tice

20-025 2020/2021 Budget discussion
Discussion occurred regarding the proposed 2020/2021 budget.  The Budget Public Hearing will be scheduled for March 23, 2020.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-026 Adopt Public Meeting Schedule
The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to adopt the Schedule of Public Meetings for fiscal year 2020/2021.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none

20-027 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts:  General Fund $24,090.14; Public Safety $6,710.84; Water $1,279.97; Sewer $775.69; Street Lights $648.16
Totaling: $33,504.80
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice reported that commercial properties do not have to come before the Board of Review before going to the Tax Tribunal.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Daniel Taber inquired as to when the budget will be available for public inspection.  He was provided a draft copy of the 2020/2021 budget.
2. Rick Tice suggested that a representative from the Parks Department should be present to present their budget request as the other departments do.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:05pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 03/23/20

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

MARCH 23, 2020

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

01.   Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02.   Roll call
03.   Approval of board minutes: 3/9/20
04.   Approve / amend agenda
05.   Correspondence / reports
06.   Public comments regarding agenda items

07.  Unfinished Business
A. 2020/2021 budget discussion
B. Budget Public Hearing
C. Adopt 2020/2021 budget
D. MCRC Local Road Project Contract

08.  New Business
A. Banking and Investing Resolution
B. Budget amendments
C. Senior Millage funds allocation

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 – 03/17/20

AGENDA

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

March 17, 2020
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

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

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

New Business
06. Site Plan – 3443 Farr Road – Fruitport Family Medicine
Parcel – 61-15-125-300-0014-00
Purpose – Addition and new parking

Old Business
07. Public Comments
08. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 03/09/20

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

MARCH 9, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 2/24/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. 2020/2021 budget discussion

08. New Business
A. 2020 Brine Program approval
B. Budget amendments
C. Fuel Management System Agreement

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of February 10, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, February 10, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of January 27, 2020 as presented.

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

Item 7-D: Letter from Spruce Street resident regarding Special Assessment.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that that valve has been installed in the Smiley water tower to help control the chlorine residuals; the DPW has a large inventory of fittings containing lead that will be recycled.
2. Brian Michelli shared that he received a letter from Fruitport Community Schools sharing how pleased they are with the School Resource Officer; there are 4 new part-time Firefighters going through the Fire Academy; Night to Shine was well represented by the Public Safety departments; the No More Sidelines charity basketball game with be on February 28, 2020.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-016 Street light at Park ‘n Ride
Consumers Energy can only light public roadways so they are not able to turn the requested light into the Park ‘n Ride lot owned by MDOT or place a light further into the lot. The Board would still like to see a light be placed at the entrance of the Park ‘n Ride.

Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the requested light pole at the entrance of the Park ‘n Ride on Farr Road into the Fruitport Charter Township Lighting District.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

20-017 Letter from Spruce Street resident regarding Special Assessment
The Township has received another letter of appeal from Mrs. Ferrier in regards to costs associated with changing a special assessment on Spruce Street. The Board’s opinion remains the same, agreeing that the costs are the responsibility of Mrs. Ferrier. The invoice will be re-sent.

NEW BUSINESS:

20-018 Steve Biesiada annual review and contract renewal
The Supervisor reported on the performance review of the DPW Director, Steve Biesiada.

Requested changes include a 2% salary increase and 15 gallons/week fuel expense.

Jeff Jacobs moved, supported by Heidi Tice, MOTION CARRIED, to increase the salary of the DPW Director, Steve Biesiada, 2% to $71,400, include 15 gallons of fuel/week, and extend his contract with changes as presented for one year.

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

20-019 Brian Michelli annual review and contract renewal
The Supervisor reported on the performance review of Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli.

Requested changes include a 3% salary increase and changes in regards to insurance.

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

20-020 Water service tap fee increase
The DPW Committee has recommended an increase in the water service tap fee from $1,200 to $1,500 to cover increased costs to the Township.

Jeff Jacobs moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the sixteenth revised water rate resolution to increase the water service tap fee to $1,500.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

20-021 Water Interconnection Contract
The DPW Committee recommends the authorization of the Township Supervisor to sign the updated water connection agreement. This agreement is an updated version laying out procedures that must be followed for maintenance and operation should there be an emergency requiring a municipality to use another municipality to feed it water.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to authorize the Supervisor to sign the agreement as presented.

20-022 2020/21 Budget discussion
Discussion and review of the DPW budget.

Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the DPW budget as presented.
Ayes: Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Jacobs, Knoll
Nays: none

Other budgets were presented and reviewed.

20-023 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $2,365.40; Public Safety $4,842.14; Water $64,404.81; Sewer $314.66
Totaling: $71,927.01
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Andrea Anderson, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:49pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 11/19/19

MINUTES

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

November 19, 2019
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 45-270-D

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call: Geoff Newmyer, Kyle Osterhart, VC, Brett Suchecki, Matt Farrar, & Jeff Jacobs, Staff Supervisor and Jacob Mason

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: October 15, 2019: Accepted as presented.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports: None were presented.

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

New Business
06. Site Plan – 5542 S Dangl Rd – 2 West
Parcel    –    61-15-124-300-0001-00
Purpose  –  parking lot expansion

John DeHaan, 2976 Madison Avenue SE Wyoming
Has been using the front for parking for years. Customers have been driving on grass and now want to pave the area due to high peak volumes.
Grow 90% of product on site. Proposes to 10’ x 20’ parking so customers can fit shopping carts between vehicles. Discussion ensued.

1. The motion is made by Kyle Osterhart to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15-124-300-0001-00

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 not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):Existing use, no increase in volume.
–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): Will be approved by engineer or drain commission
–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 new parking lights other than wall packs on the buildings.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated November 19, 2019, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, devenloped, 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. Owner to provide engineering certifications for the drainage or get approval from the Muskegon County Drain Commission. 2. Parking spaces to be a minimum of 9’ x 20’. 3. No additional site lighting other than wall packs on the building that are night sky applicant. 4. Signs to be approved by the zoning administrator and the PC chair. 5. Any future changes to the site plan will be brought back to the site plan.

Motion supported by Jacobs. Roll call: Unanimous.

Old Business
07. Public Comments: Andy Andre with Steller Development. 2600 Auburn Road, Suite 160, Auburn Hills MI.

Mr. Steller is an employee of the group that owns the site at 1951 Sternberg asked for feedback on the site. He stated the litigation is in discovery phase of damages which could take years (albeit Mr. Steller is not certain of the legal status). Steller development commissioned a study on senior independent housing as it believes this use is approved in the approved PUD. This use would entail modifications to the buildings like combining rooms into one to make them large enough for senior apartments for one building with the other simply making modifications to the existing rooms. There are currently 6 acres (5.9 less ROW) on the site and are considering 157 total rooms. The site size currently allows for 83 units with 5.9 acres. Jacobs stated the PC could not approve anything other than 83 units and this would need to be considered by the ZBA.

Mr. Andre stated the building would be evaluated for structural integrity since it was in the weather for so long.

Discussed options to reuse this site for something other than hotels. PC members requested a proposal to fence the site off for safety purposes.

Supervisor mentioned the Township engineer has recommended updating the GIS. PC discussed. General consensus is to simply update the zoning map.

08. Adjournment: Vice Chair Osterhart adjourned the meeting at 8:20

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 10/15/19

MINUTES

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

October 15, 2019
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Left off at Sec. 42-270-

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call, Geoff Newmyer, Matthew Farrar, Jeff Jacobs, Jason Franklin, Brett Suchecki, Kyle Osterhart, & Mike Michelli

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: September 17, 2019 Accepted as presented.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor Tice notified the Village invited the PC to attend an October 24 meeting of its planning commission. Andy Mast has met with the Public Safety Director to address his concerns. John DeHaan has a private road and desires a land split and have a property that touches two private roads. Will need to enter into a maintenance agreement when they sell. Corporate Counsel is assisting.

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

New Business
None

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

1. The motion is made by Osterhard to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 15-030-200-0012-00

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Property complies with R4 requirements
–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): Using existing drives and expanding on it.
–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): Road details have been provided.
–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 10-4-19, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: ______ _________________________________________________________________.
Motion was supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

07. Public Comments: None.

08. Adjournment: Chair adjourned the meeting at 8:35

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 02/24/20

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

FEBRUARY 24, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 2/10/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Brian Michelli contract renewal
B. 2020/2021 budget discussion

08. New Business
A. Adopt Public Meeting Schedule

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 Minutes – 01/27/20

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES OF January 27, 2020

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, January 27, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of January 13, 2020 as presented with the following addition:

Item 20-006: Add “This will be a 5 year renewal.”

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

Item 8-A: The Prosecutor will not be in attendance, Kris Collee from Age Well will take his place.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Rose Dillon shared a house bill that has been introduced that would eliminate fees associated with FOIA requests.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

20-008 Kris Collee presentation regarding senior services
Kris Collee is the Executive Director of Age Well services. She shared a way for Fruitport to partner with Age Well to provide memberships that include social interaction, fitness opportunities, and meals to Fruitport seniors with the funds allocated to Fruitport Township from Muskegon County’s senior millage.

Decisions on how the funds will be used must be made by July 2020 and must be allocated by September 2020.

20-009 Resolution for George Lakatos’ 100 Birthday
George Lakatos, a long-time Fruitport Resident, will be presented a resolution to honor his 100th Birthday.

The motion by Terry Knoll, seconded by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to adopt the resolution honoring George Lakatos on this 100th birthday.

20-010 Library Board Appointment
The Library Board recommends that Angela Johnson be appointed to replace Marjorie Stonecypher who has resigned due to residential relocation. Angela would complete Marjorie’s term that will expire January 2021.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to appoint Angela Johnson to the FDL Board to complete the term ending January 1, 2021.

20-011 Resolution for West Michigan Regional Water Authority
Bonds financed with Muskegon County are set to be repaid-in-full as of May 1, 2020. The City of Norton Shores, the Township of Fruitport, and the County of Muskegon have agreed to transfer all of their rights and responsibilities related to the water supply infrastructure and certain lease agreements to the West Michigan Regional Water Authority.

Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution transferring rights and responsibilities to the WMRWA.

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

20-012 Local Road Project Contract with MCRC
The motion by Andrea Anderson, seconded by Terry Knoll, was carried unanimously, to TABLE this agreement tentatively until the budget is adopted with the funds allocated for such.

20-013 AT&T Local Franchise Renewal
AT&T has requested a local franchise renewal. The agreement is for 10 years with the franchise fee and PEG fee remaining the same.

Denise Winebarger moved, supported by Greg Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the AT&T Local Franchise Renewal as presented.

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

20-014 Resolution for Board of Review dates
The March Board of Review dates conflict with the March 10th Presidential Primary. All available public meeting spaces will be needed for the election. MCL 211.30 affords the governing body the opportunity to set alternate start dates be it the Tuesday or Wednesday following the second Monday in March.

Denise Winebarger moved, supported by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to move the start date of the March 2020 Board of Review to Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

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

20-015 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts:
General Fund          $26,091.82;
Public Safety           $27,678.56;
Water                         $9,737.59;
Sewer                       $19,932.93;
Street Lights                 $319.43;
Revolving Road            $405.26;
T&A                             $2,359.00
Totaling:                   $86,524.59

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 7:43pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 02/10/20

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

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 1/27/20
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Street light at Park ‘n Ride

08. New Business
A. Steve Biesiada annual review and contract renewal
B. Brian Michelli annual review and contract renewal
C. Water service tap fee increase
D. Water Interconnection Contract
E. Budget discussion

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

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

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

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, January 13, 2020, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 1- residents; 2- employees; 1- guests; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of December 23, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada shared that congratulations are in order for two employees who have obtained higher level water licenses, Saxon Smith obtained an S1 and John Hulka obtained an S2.
2. Heidi Tice reported that the Police Department has seen an increased number of break-ins to commercial buildings and that the Township is checking on the cost to activate the security system at town hall.
3. Rose Dillon reported that the land contract for the property on Porter Road, between Daniel Farhat (purchaser) and Fruitport Township (seller) has been paid-in-full ahead of the extended schedule.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

20-001 Public Hearing: Roll and Confirmation of Mt. Garfield Road Improvement Special Assessment District No. 2019-1
(a.) Andrea Anderson moved, seconded by Terry Knoll MOTION CARRIED, to open the Public Hearing at 7:08pm.
Ayes: Hulka, Winebarger, Dillon, Tice, Anderson, Knoll
Nays: none
Absent: Jacobs

(b.) Public Hearing: The Supervisor announced that this hearing is to hear objections to the assessments to be levied and to correct any errors on the roll of the Mt. Garfield Road Improvement Special Assessment District No. 2019-1. The assessment amount will be divided equally and assessed per parcel per the request of the residents, totaling $2.637 per parcel. The residents would have the option of paying up front or having the amount added in equal installments to their tax bill at 6% interest for 10 years.
Comments: none
There were no written objections received.

(c.) The motion by Heidi Tice, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 7:19pm and return to open session.

Each property will receive a letter with the approved roll, amount of assessment, dates of window of opportunity to make payments interest free, when interest will begin, and when payments will be due.

Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Resolution to approve the assessment roll and confirm the rate of installments of the special assessment district for Mt. Garfield road improvements contingent upon Sullivan Township’s participation.

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

20-002 Second Reading: Truck Route Ordinance
The Police Department placed cameras to gather traffic data on the proposed roads. Upon review of the data it was determined that there is enough truck traffic to suspect that they are causing damage to certain roads. The prohibited roads will be reported to the GPS companies. It was suggested that Cline Road be omitted and ask that the garbage company operating on that road be contacted to work out an agreement for slower travel to preserve the road.

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 815, the Truck Route Ordinance as presented, but with the omission of Cline Road. Said ordinance will prohibit heavy truck traffic on certain roads within Fruitport Township.

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

20-003 Prosecutor presentation regarding senior services
Prosecutor was not present.

20-004 Reappoint Board of Review members
Heidi Tice moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to reappoint the following positions to the Board of Review:
∙          Dave Jacobs, 2-year term
∙          George Manning, 2-year term
∙          E. David Farhat, 2-year term
∙          Marty Mieras, serving as alternate, 2-year term

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

A Board of Review training will now be required by the State of Michigan for all BOR members.

20-005 Street light at Park ‘n Ride
The Clerk has requested that a street light be placed at the entrance of the park ‘n ride at Farr Rd. and Airline Rd.

The Board would like to see a quote for two lights, one at the entrance and one at the rear of the lot.

The motion by Rose Dillon, seconded by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to request that the clerk contact Consumers Energy for a quote for the placement of two lights at the requested location and bring the information back to the board for approval.

20-006 Approval of Bendzinski & Co. document
It is required that the Township prepares a report for bond holders on the financial position of the Township. The Treasurer recommends that the Township continue to use Bendzinski for this service at a cost of $1,000 annually. This will be a renewal for 5 years.

Rose Dillon moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to retain Bendzinski for reporting services for this task.

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

20-007 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $7,281.33; Public Safety $24,843.64; Water $11,673.30; Sewer $1,405.36; street lights $14,119.06
Totaling: $59,322.69
Ayes: Knoll, Anderson, Tice, Dillon, Winebarger, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared a report on building permits.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Allen O’Shea from CBS Solar would like the Township to consider some updates to its Solar Ordinance in regards to bi-facial solar panels and storage systems, among other things.

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 01/27/20

AGENDA

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

JANUARY 27, 2020

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 1/13/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
none

08. New Business
A. Prosecutor presentation regarding senior services
B. Resolution for George Lakatos’ 100th Birthday
C. Library Board Appointment
D. Resolution for West Michigan Water Authority
E. Local Road Project Contract with MCRC
F. AT&T Local Franchise Renewal
G. Resolution for Board of Review dates

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 December 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

JANUARY 13, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

There were no written objections received by the board.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 12/23/19

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

DECEMBER 23, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 12/9/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
B. Muskegon County Road Commission Performance and Indemnification Resolution

08. New Business
A. Recognition of Ethan Selle
B. Insurance matters
C. FDL recommendation to appoint Library Board Trustees
D. Everstream Metro Act permit

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 Minutes – 11/25/19

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 25, 2019

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

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

At 7:03pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

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

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of October 28, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared the Muskegon County Wastewater newsletter; Fruitport Township’s status as a 5-star e- Cities Community; December 10 @ Shettler Elementary there will be an anti-bully workshop all are welcome to attend.
2. Steve Biesiada reported that the Smiley water tower leak has been repaired and the tower is back in service; the Water Authority is looking at the possibility of having a valve placed on the Smiley water tower to allow the Broadway water tower to get more usage; the Water Department recently gained access to a SCADA software system to allow them to monitor certain essential functions within the water system.
3. Brian Michelli reminded folks to lock your vehicles and not leave behind valuables as unlawful entry incidences continue to occur across the county; the on-site fuel tank project is progressing.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-139 Second Reading: Law Enforcement Cost Recovery Ordinance
Terry Knoll moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt Ordinance 813, the Law Enforcement Cost Recovery Ordinance. Said ordinance will allow for the costs for law enforcement services above and beyond a specified amount to be recovered on an individual basis.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 813.

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

19-140 Public Hearing date change for Mt. Garfield Rd. special assessment district
Due to a conflict with the Muskegon Chronicle, the Notice of Public Hearing was not published as requested in order to meet the time requirements.

Heidi Tice moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to revise the original resolution that was adopted October 28, 2019 to move the public hearing date to December 9, 2019.

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

19-141 Truck Route Ordinance discussion
Discussion occurred regarding Supervisor Tice’s request for the Board to consider a Truck Route Ordinance for the following roads:

• Ellis from Airline to Brooks
• Stringer from Sternberg to Farr
• Kendra from Farr to Sheridan
• Cooley from Sternberg to Cline

Discussion included adding Cline from Brooks to Wolf Lake in section 30-108 and adding “provided any prohibited truck route is avoided or used no more than is essential to serve these residents (i.e. no prohibited truck route may be used in any event if an alternate route is available)” to the end of section 30-110 (d).

The ordinance would prohibit heavy truck traffic on specified roads within Fruitport Township.

This constitutes the first reading of the draft dated 11-25-2019. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on December 9, 2019.

NEW BUSINESS:

19-142 Daily Deals liquor license request
The District Manager and Store Manager were present to answer questions about the store. They anticipate a mid-December opening of the 1755 E. Sherman Blvd. location.

Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution approving the application from Daily Deals Food Outlet for an SDM off-premises license at 1755 E. Sherman Blvd., recommending the application be considered for approval by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

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

The Clerk will submit the resolution.

19-143 Charge in Lieu of Assessment Ordinance discussion
Discussion occurred.

The ordinance would create a charge in lieu of a special assessment for a property that has been divided after the assessment is in place within Fruitport Township.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on December 9, 2019.

19-144 Appoint Heidi Tice to the West Plan Technical Committee
The West Plan Technical Committee is a group that meets to discuss primary roads and bridges in Muskegon County.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to appoint Heidi Tice to the West Plan Technical Committee.

19-145 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts:
General Fund          $43,060.48;
Public Safety           $58,908.93;
Water                     $186,323.83;
Sewer                       $19,700.98;
street lights                  $258.41;
Trust & Agency            $633.00
Totaling:               $308,885.63

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Jeff Jacobs asked where the Township is at with the grant process is with Safe Routes to School for bike paths to the schools, the grant deadline is in April; Jeff discussed the halted hotel projects.
2. Andrea Anderson discussed cyber insurance for the Township.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
Daniel Taber thanked the Water Department for their mindfulness in working with him to not flush away his fresh grass seed during hydrant flushing; he thanked the Clerk for help with absentee ballots; he brought several other concerns including the halted hotel situation and how it will be handled going forward, the church on Quarterline Rd., the pond at Chandy Acres East, the future of Kendra Rd. and who will pay to fix it. He commented that Safe Routes to School is a great opportunity.

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 12/09/19

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

DECEMBER 9, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 11/25/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Public Hearing: Mt. Garfield Rd. special assessment district
B. Second Reading: Truck Route Ordinance
C. Second Reading: Charge in Lieu of Assessment Ordinance

08. New Business
A. Muskegon County Road Commission Performance and Indemnification Resolution
B. Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

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 October 28, 2019

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, October 28, 2019, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 1- residents; 3- employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Steve Biesiada; Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of October 14, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that the water main coming to the water filtration plant is still doing ok with the rubble that has been put in place to protect it; the Smiley water tower is out of service while repairs are being completed.
2. Brian Michelli reported that the Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a local business robbery; an arrest has been made in connection with local vehicle break-ins; the Public Safety sign was redone as an Eagle Scout project by Ethan Selle.
3. Heidi Tice shared that local Trunk-or-Treat events are safe places to visit and stay out of the weather this Halloween season; Halloween at the Hall will be 3:30-4:30pm on Halloween.
4. Andrea Anderson shared a correspondence from the Old Newsies Goodfellows stating that they are closing their organization.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Robert Huss, President of the Still Water Springs Home Owner’s Association, shared that he was there to support a potential Truck Route Ordinance.

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, 2019.

The Township ended the fiscal year with a $185,644.00 surplus in revenue over expenditures.

The Township’s OBEB liability was discussed. The Township’s OBEB fund is currently 26.9% funded, when the recommendations lean toward 40%. It is recommended that the Township continue to grow this fund.

The motion by Rose Dillon, Supported by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to accept the audit as presented.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-125 Police Special Assessment District
The Board expressed interest in including a letter giving reason for the change along with the assessment stating that because Act 33 of 1951 was amended by the lame duck Michigan Legislature in 2018, to require that a special assessment under Act 33 of 1951 must be based on the taxable value of the property in the Special Assessment District and not based on the police protection provided in the prior year to the property, the Township Board has no alternative but to levy the special assessment accordingly (however, in future years, the Township Board intends to use a Cost Recovery Ordinance so that those property owners receiving the police protection will pay for those services).

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Second Annual Resolution #3 to ratify, confirm, and adopt the special assessment roll for the Police Special Assessment for the Sherman Blvd and Harvey St corridors. The assessment is to be billed on December 1, 2019 and shall be payable on or before February 14, 2020.

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

Full text of said resolution can be found on file in the Clerk’s office. Filed with documentation on SAD 2017-2.

19-126 First Reading: Law Enforcement Cost Recovery Ordinance
The ordinance would allow for the costs for law enforcement services above and beyond a specified amount to be recovered on an individual basis.

This constitutes the first reading. Final action will take place at the next regular scheduled board meeting on November 25, 2019.

19-127 Appeal from resident regarding attorney invoice
Mrs. Ferrier has been invoiced for attorney fees that were incurred during the processing of her request for change to the Spruce St. Special Assessment District. When she made the request, she made a commitment to pay the expenses associated with executing the change. Without the request for change, the township would not have incurred the attorney fees that have been invoiced to her. Given that the request came from Mrs. Ferrier, the costs incurred are her responsibility as well. The invoice will be re-issued.

19-128 Streetlight request: Kersting Dr/Danglwood Ct
At this time, power is unavailable in the desired location. The cost to trench from the current transformer would be $3,000-$6,000. If power becomes available in the future, the resident may submit a request again and the Board may reconsider.

19-129 Resolution so set Public Hearing date for Mt. Garfield Rd. special assessment district
The special assessment is proposed to be by parcel.

Andrea Anderson moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution declaring its intent to improve the roadway and to set the public hearing date for November 25, 2019.

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

19-130 Consideration of a Truck Route Ordinance
Supervisor Tice would like the Board to consider a Truck Route Ordinance for the following roads:

Ellis from Airline to Brooks
Stringer from Sternberg to Farr
Kendra from Farr to Sheridan
Cooley from Sternberg to Cline

The motion by Heidi Tice, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried 6-1, to draft a Truck Route Ordinance for consideration.

The Attorney was asked to draft the ordinance.

19-131 Approval to hire Joshua Wise to fill part-time Police Department clerical vacancy
Joshua Wise is a current Part-time Officer with the Police Department who has filled in at the desk from time to time. The Public Safety Director would like to fill the clerical vacancy with Officer Wise, keeping him at his Part-time Officer wages as he will be able to complete a number of tasks as a sworn Officer that a clerical person is not typically able to do.

Rose Dillon moved, seconded by Terry Knoll, MOTION CARRIED, to hire Joshua Wise to fill the Police Department clerical vacancy.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

19-132 Employee Health Insurance
Options were presented for employee healthcare for 2020.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to offer option 3 that included the Blue Care Network PCP Focus plan; to apply the rebate amount to the premium to bring it down to $481,499.46; and to continue the employee’s contribution of $55.00 per pay period.

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

19-133 Sewer rate increase
The County Wastewater System has approved a wastewater treatment rate increase of 1% effective October 1, 2019. Fruitport DPW proposes to increase the customer rate 1%, from $3.87 to 3.91 per 1,000 gallons effective November 1, 2019; approved by the DPW Committee.

Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the presented resolution and approve a sewer rate increase of 1% to match the increase from the County, effective November 1, 2019.

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

19-134 Poverty Exemption Policy and Guidelines amendment
Two changes have been recommended to help ensure that Fruitport Township passes the AMAR audit:

1. 7 (II) The Asset Test- delete first paragraph as the state will not allow this language.
2. Delete the entire paragraph in number 8 as the state will not allow the Board of Review to deny a poverty exemption based on the applicant not meeting ordinance criteria such as debris, trash, junk cars, etc in yard/home.

Andrea Anderson moved, seconded by Rose Dillon, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the amendments to the Poverty Exemption Policy and Guidelines as presented.

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

19-135 Resolution for Parks Department to roll over unused budget balance
Heidi Tice moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to roll over unused budget funds from fiscal year end March 31, 2019 into the new fiscal year end March 31, 2020 Parks and Recreation budget the balance amount of $17,283.00.

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

19-136 Resolution to commit Public Safety fund balance
Terry Knoll moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution to honor the Public Safety Committee’s recommendation to commit $445,000.00 of Public Safety Fund Balance for future capital improvement projects.

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

19-137 Opioid Class Action Lawsuit
The matter was discussed, no opt-out motion was offered. By taking no action the Township will remain in the class.

19-138 Payment of bills
Andrea Anderson moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $11,319.25; Public Safety $7,580.26; Water $299,722.46; Sewer $1,231.03; street lights $14,720.45; Trust & Agency $2,688.54
Totaling: $337,261.99

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Brian Michelli gave an update that the new cruiser is expected to arrive in December and that the Township may be able to finance at a rate near 3.75%.
2. Heidi Tice shared that the local Treasurers Association has invited the Township staff to participate in a cyber security workshop on November 26, 2019.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

The motion by Terry Knoll, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:10pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 11/25/19

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

NOVEMBER 25, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 10/28/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Second Reading: Law Enforcement Cost Recovery Ordinance
B. Public Hearing date change for Mt. Garfield Rd. special assessment district
C. Truck Route Ordinance discussion

08. New Business
A. Daily Deals liquor license request
B. Charge in Lieu of Assessment Ordinance discussion
C. Appoint Heidi Tice to the West Plan Technical Committee

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 – 11/19/19

AGENDA

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

November 19, 2019
6:30 Work session
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Continue review of Ordinances starting at Sec. 45-270-B-6

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

New Business
06. Site Plan – 5542 S Dangl Rd – 2 West
Parcel – 61-15-124-300-0001-00
Purpose – parking lot expansion

Old Business
07. Public Comments
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 Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of October 14, 2019

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

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

At 7:05pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

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

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of September 23, 2019 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Steve Biesiada reported that hydrant flushing is complete; the Smiley water tower will be going out of service for repair soon.
2. Brian Michelli reported that 3 new part-time Firefighters are going through the Fire Academy; the police cruiser that was ordered is on backorder; Firefighter Adam Morse is away at the State Police Arson Training.
3. Heidi Tice shared that there will be a Trunk-or-Treat event on October 29th from 5-6:30pm at Morea Chiropractic; Trick-or-Treat at the Township Hall will be on October 31st; the Village of Fruitport Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on October 24th regarding the rezoning of 3 parcels; the State of Michigan shared a certificate of proclamation to honor Michigan Manufacturing Week; there will be an anti-bullying workshop coming soon.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

19-117 Approval to hire selected candidate for Assistant Assessor
Supervisor Tice came seeking permission to hire Angela Walachovic to fill the Assistant Assessor vacancy. Angela was one of three applicants interviewed for the position. Her wages will begin as outlined in the SEIU labor agreement, with a review after 6 months.

Terry Knoll moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to hire Angela Walachovic to fill the Assistant Assessor vacancy.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Hulka
Nays: None

19-118 Approval of Merle Boes agreement
The township’s Attorney has reviewed the agreement and adjustments have been made.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Terry Knoll seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize execution of the presented contract.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Hulka
Nays: None

NEW BUSINESS:

19-119 Appeal from resident regarding attorney invoice
Discussion was requested to continue at the next meeting with the township’s Attorney present.
The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Heidi Tice, was carried unanimously, to table this topic until the next meeting.

19-120 Streetlight request: Kersting Dr/Danglwood Ct
A request was received from Michael Cody, 2986 Danglwood Ct, to place a streetlight on the corner opposite of his property, at Kersting Dr/Danglwood Ct.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, seconded by Terry Knoll, 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.

19-121 DPW vehicle and equipment purchase
The DPW Director has requested approval to purchase a Boss 8 foot steel straight blade snowplow. Low bid was received from Monroe Truck at $5,200.00.
Also requested is approval to replace the Township’s 2005 Chevy 2500 with a 2020 GMC outfitted with a service box. Todd Wenzel Buick quoted the truck under the Oakland County Michigan Cooperative Purchasing Program at $43,041.00 for the outfitted truck.
Requesting permission to sell the Township’s 2005 Chevy 2500 service truck and 2003 Chevy 2500 truck and plow.
The discussed purchases and sales are recommended by the DPW Committee. Funds from capital outlay will cover the purchases.

Terry Knoll moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve the purchase of a plow and outfitted truck and to sell the two trucks as discussed.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Hulka
Nays: None

19-122 Consideration of petitions for Mt. Garfield road improvement
Residents along the portion of East Mt. Garfield Road located west of Maple Island Road, between Maple Island Road and continuing west to the dead end have signed petitions requesting a gravel upgrade.

Andrea Anderson moved, Greg Hulka supported, MOTION CARRIED, that the petitions for road improvement on Mt. Garfield Road be received by the Township Board and move forward to schedule a public hearing to create an assessment district.
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Hulka
Nays: None

19-123 Consideration of a Truck Route Ordinance
Supervisor Tice has taken complaints from residents regarding trucking on certain roads. She asked for discussion on creating a truck route ordinance and provided a sample ordinance from the Muskegon County Road Commission. The roads discussed were the following:

Ellis from Airline to Brooks
Stringer from Sternberg to Farr
Kendra from Farr to Sheridan
Cooley from Sternberg to Cline

This topic will come back for further discussion at the next meeting.

19-124 Payment of bills
Terry Knoll moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $25,240.55; Public Safety $15,113.39; Water $4,268.26; Sewer $43,867.35; street lights $14,908.65; Trust & Agency $1,285.00
Totaling: $104,683.20
Ayes: Knoll, Jacobs, Anderson, Tice, Hulka
Nays: none

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 10/28/19

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

OCTOBER 28, 2019

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 10/14/19
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

**Auditor presentation of 2018/2019 fiscal year audit**

07. Unfinished Business
A. Police Special Assessment District
B. First Reading: Law Enforcement Cost Recovery Ordinance
C. Appeal from resident regarding attorney invoice
D. Streetlight request: Kersting Dr/Danglwood Ct
E. Resolution to set Public Hearing date for Mt. Garfield Rd. special assessment district
F. Consideration of a Truck Route Ordinance
G. Approval to hire Joshua Wise to fill part-time Police Department clerical vacancy

08. New Business
A. Health insurance
B. Sewer rate increase
C. Poverty Exemption Policy and Guidelines amendment
D. Resolution for Parks Department to roll over unused budget balance
E. Resolution to commit Public Safety fund balance
F. Opioid Class Action Lawsuit

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 September 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

OCTOBER 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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