Fruitport Township

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 06/11/18

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

JUNE 11, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
none

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

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2018

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

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

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

Also Present: 4– residents; 11– employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; Attorney Ron Bultje.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 05/14/18

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

MAY 14, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
none

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – April 23, 2018

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

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

APRIL 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 04/17/18

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

08. Public Comments
09. Adjournment

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

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

New Business

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

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

Old Business

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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

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

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

APRIL 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, March 12, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 3– residents; 7– employees; 0- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; and Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of February 26, 2018 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Rose Dillon shared a report on the Whitham Drain assessment.
2. Rose Dillon shared that a budget public hearing will be held at the next meeting.
3. Brian Michelli reported a large drug bust in the Township.
4. Brian Michelli shared that interviews for the open Police Officer position will occur on Thursday.
5. Brian Michelli mentioned that the new extrication equipment that was purchased for the Fire Department will be coming in mid-April.
6. Brian Michelli shared information on the traffic speed sign that Ofc. Andy Hunt secured a grant for.
7. Ron Langlois reported that the Muskegon County Road Commission has contracted with JMC for the repair to Farr Rd.
8. Ron Langlois reported that 28 water service stubs have been completed for Chandy Acres East.
9. Heidi Tice shared that Paul Bowman from the MCRC reported that the Road Commission will be replacing a culvert on Stringer Rd, including curb and apron approach. The project will be done as part of the Farr Rd culvert repair and at no cost to the township.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-023 2018-2019 Budget discussion
Proposed budgets were discussed. Proposed budgets will come to the board for approval at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

18-024 Approval to purchase lawn tractor for Cemetery Department
The Clerk has requested approval to purchase a new lawn tractor for the cemetery. The purchase was approved by the Cemetery Committee and budgeted for.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Clerk to purchase the requested lawn tractor for the Cemetery Department at the cost of $6,348.

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

18-025 Approval to purchase turnout gear for the Fire Department
The Public Safety Director requested authorization to purchase 3 sets of turnout gear for the Fire Department. Total cost to equal approximately $6,000. This purchase was budgeted for.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to purchase the requested gear.

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

18-026 Approval for 2018 local road brine program with the Muskegon County Road Commission
The total cost for the program will be $19,581 for 2018.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to participate in the 2018 local road brine program with the Muskegon County Road Commission.

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

18-027 Adoption of Federal Poverty Guidelines
The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to adopt the Federal Poverty Guidelines that are used in the determination of poverty exemptions for 2018.

18-028 Approval of union labor agreements
Proposed labor union agreements were discussed for Police, Fire, and SEIU unions.
The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to TABLE the labor union contracts.

18-029 DPW Director evaluation and contract renewal
The Supervisor reported on the performance review of the DPW Director, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger was carried unanimously, to TABLE this item.

18-030 Public Safety Director evaluation and contract renewal
The Supervisor reported on the performance review of Public Safety Director, Brian Michelli.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to TABLE this item.

18-031 Parks Department suggestions for improvements
The proposed projects were discussed. The Supervisor will invite the Parks Committee to the next meeting to provide further explanation.

18-032 Letter of support for casino project
It was requested that the current board draft a letter of support for the proposed casino project.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to send a letter of support for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Fruitport casino project.

Jeff Jacobs will send the letter that was presented to Heidi for her to complete and send.

18-033 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $5,021.63; Public Safety $12,957.84; Water $63,780.72; Sewer $222.02
Totaling: $81.982.21

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Rick Tice, 8th Ave, suggested that the Supervisor request the Parks’ minutes be changed if they are incorrect in stating that the Supervisor will get them their normal budget + cell tower funds + $50,000 for improvements, rather than the fact that she will try to make those funds available.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Denise Winebarger was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 10:02pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – March 26, 2018

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

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

MARCH 26, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 3/12/2018
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business

A. 2018-2019 budget discussion
B. DPW Director evaluation and contract renewal
C. Public Safety Director evaluation and contract renewal
D. Approval of Fire Department union labor agreement
E. Approval of SEIU labor agreement
F. Parks Dept. suggestions for improvements
G. Adopt Employee Handbook

08. New Business

A. Approve purchase of traffic speed sign
B. Adopt public meeting schedule for FY 2018-2019
C. Property & Liability insurance
D. Approval of computerized tax roll
E. Budget public hearing
F. Adopt 2018-2019 budget
G. FY 2018-2019 Budget amendments
H. Banking and Investing resolution

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

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting – Agenda – 02/26/18

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

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 2/12/2018
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Land use fees resolution
B. 2018-2019 budget discussion

08. New Business
A. Spring clean up
B. Office vacancy

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

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

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting – Agenda – 03/12/18

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

MARCH 12, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 2/26/2018
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. 2018-2019 budget discussion

08. New Business
A. Approval to purchase lawn tractor (Cemetery)
B. Approval to purchase turnout gear (FD)
C. Approval for local road brine program
D. Adoption of Federal Poverty Guidelines
E. Approval of union labor agreements
F. DPW Director evaluation and contract renewal
G. Public Safety Director evaluation and contract renewal
H. Parks Dept. suggestions for improvements
I. Letter of support for casino project

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 26, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, February 26, 2018, in the township board room.

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

At 7:02pm, Heidi Tice opened the regular meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

Also Present: 7– residents; 3– employees; 2- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; and Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Denise Winebarger, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of February 26, 2018 as presented with the following change in wording:

Correspondence/Reports #8:

WAS: Greg Hulka made mention that the County Drain Commissioner’s Kuis drain project was denied bonding from Muskegon County and in turn the terms will be shorter and interest rates will be higher than originally projected.

NOW: Greg Hulka made mention that the County Drain Commissioner’s Kuis drain project was denied bonding from Muskegon County and in turn the terms may be shorter and interest rates may be higher than originally projected.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the addition of item C under New Business requested by Brian Michelli: Police Officer hiring.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Brian Michelli shared a video of moments from the Night to Shine event as well as information on local support and donations that were received for the event.
2. Brian Michelli reported that Officer Thompson made a large drug bust in Walmart’s parking lot as a result of an improperly parked vehicle.
3. Ron Langlois reported that Chany Acres East water main is complete. Sanitary sewer is yet to be completed. 28 service stubs to be installed beginning next week.
4. Ron Langlois reported that sewer for Holiday Inn is being installed and inspections are underway.
5. Ron Langlois reported that the Township’s engineering firm is investigating how to protect the Bridge St water main from further intrusions.
6. Ron Langlois shared that the Muskegon County Road Commission is predicting another 2 weeks to have Farr Road repaired. Greg Hulka suggested that the Township set up an emergency fund for such repairs that may occur in areas that the Township would be responsible for funding.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Linda Corinti requested a copy of the proposed budget. Heidi will get it to her once it is put together.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18-017 Land use fees resolution
Andrea Anderson shared where changes will be seen on the fee schedule as well as how the fees were calculated to include the Township’s out-of-pocket costs. Jeff Jacobs explained the removal of subdivision and plat applications. Attorney Ron Bultje suggested a wording change to the proposed resolution removing publication and mailing fees from the items covered by escrow accounts.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the resolution for land use fees with the stated changes.

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

18-018 2018-2019 Budget discussion
The proposed Public Safety budgets were discussed. Heidi predicts the union contracts to be finished with negotiations and will be ready to present to the board at the next meeting. Approval of the contracts will allow for more accurate budgeting. Jeff Jacobs inquired as to when the rest of the proposed budgets will be presented; Heidi stated that they will come to the Board for discussion at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

18-019 Spring clean-up
The Supervisor shared information on when the County is offering a free dump day. Fruitport’s Spring Clean-Up opportunity was discussed.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to offer Fruitport Township’s Spring Clean-Up Days on May 4th & 5th and apply for the free dump day offered by the County on May 5th.

18-020 Office vacancy
The Supervisor shared that there will be an office position vacancy created by a retirement and a lateral movement. She is requesting the authority to post the position externally in the event it is not filled internally.

Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Supervisor to fill the vacancy from outside of the township in the event there are no internal applicants.

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

18-021 Police Officer hiring
Brian Michelli shared that the Police Department has received a low number of applicants for the open full-time officer position. He shared that qualified potential applicants are hesitant to apply due to a pending grievance. Brian has requested that the positon be absorbed in the event that another officer returns to work pending the outcome of a grievance. He states that absorbing the Officer in that case will reduce overtime on other Officers and reduce the use of part-time Officers.

Todd Dunham moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to re-confirm the posting of full-time Police Officer position indicating the position will be absorbed if required based on an arbitrator’s ruling per pending grievance.

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

18-022 Payment of bills
Jeff Jacobs moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $6,809.68; Public Safety $21,088.70; Water $70,021.32; Sewer $21,639.73; T&A $660.00; Street lights $13,321.92
Totaling: $133,541.35

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Andrea Anderson shared regarding an Unemployment scam that many people are currently experiencing in which individuals are receiving notices of filed Unemployment Insurance Agency claims when in fact no legitimate claim has been made by the individual.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Andy O’Riley introduced himself as a Democratic candidate for the 91st district for the State of Michigan. He shared his background, his support for Muskegon County and for protecting public education.
2. Jeff Jacobs requested that the work sessions begin promptly at 6:30pm and the meeting at 7:00pm as posted.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 8:31pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

 

 

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2018

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, February 12, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 27– residents; 7– employees; 3- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; and Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of January 22, 2017 as presented.

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

Item #8-F: Approval to renew copy machine lease for Police Department.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Ron Langlois reported that the DPW repaired a hole in a water main at Bridge St. and Brooks Rd. on Sunday.  The cause of the hole is being investigated.

2. Ron Langlois reported that the DPW is installing water service stubs for the Chandy Acres East development.

3. Brian Michelli shared that the Fruitport Fire and Police Departments partnered with The Lakes Church for their Night to Shine event. Several members of the departments volunteered and the event was a success.

4. Brian Michelli let the board know that information from Muskegon County Central Dispatch regarding a 911 surcharge will be coming soon.

5. Brian Michelli shared that Firefighters Dave Clark and Tim Doctor have completed an application for a FEMA grant for Firefighter assistance.

6. Brian Michelli shared that Police Officer Andy Hunt was successful in writing a grant to provide funding to help with the purchase of an electronic traffic speed sign.  Thank you, Officer Hunt!

7. Andrea Anderson shared that the street light at Parkland/Walker is installed and that the Weigle family shared their thanks.

8. Greg Hulka made mention that the County Drain Commissioner’s Kuis drain project was denied bonding from Muskegon County and in turn the terms will be shorter and interest rates will be higher than originally projected.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Linda Corinti inquired as to what is being built at Sternberg/Quarterline.

2. Muskegon County Treasurer, Tony Moulatsiotis, shared his support for trustee candidate Terry Knoll.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

18013 Employee handbook
Several topics of the handbook were discussed including the social media policy, lunch breaks, and hiring/firing. Once requested changes have been passed on for attorney approval, the employee handbook will come to the board for approval.

18014 Resolution for Land use fees
Andrea Anderson gave an update. The resolution was TABLED while further information is gathered to ensure the most accurate schedule of fees.

18015 Trustee appointment
Each member of the board voiced their top three candidate choices for Trustee in no particular order. After narrowing the nominations by most nominations received, Todd Dunham, Terry Knoll, and Paul Lindale were the most mentioned names of the nine candidates.

Rose Dillon moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, to appoint Terry Knoll to the open Trustee position.

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

Greg Hulka moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to appoint Todd Dunham to the open Trustee position.

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

18016 Swearing in new trustee
Todd Dunham was sworn into his position as Trustee by the Clerk. He then took his seat among the board. Congratulations Todd.

NEW BUSINESS:

18017 Swearing in new Firefighters
Lonnie Morren and Kyle Morrow were sworn into their positions as Firefighters by the Clerk and badges presented accordingly. Congratulations Lonnie and Kyle.

18018 Extrication demonstration and discussion

Brian Michelli shared that Fruitport Fire Department’s current extrication equipment that is 35 years old and does not function effectively with late model vehicles that are built using stronger metals. He shared that the replacement of this equipment was included in the 2017-2018 budget. Carl from Hurst Tools shared facts regarding the current equipment we have and the equipment being demonstrated tonight. The new Hurst cutter and combination tools are battery operated, each come with 2 batteries, are made in the USA, and can be available to the department in approximately 8 weeks at a cost of $22,400. Replacement batteries are $600.

Members of the board and meeting attendees stepped outside to watch Firefighters demonstrate the old and new equipment as they cut the doors off of a vehicle, which the use of was donated by Baxter’s Towing.

Greg Hulka moved, Rose Dillon seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize Brian Michelli to purchase the Hurst cutter and combination tools demonstrated tonight at a cost of $22,400.

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

18019 Police Department vacancy
Brian Michelli staffing options with the board. With the recent vacancy in the Police Department, the department can work short staffed, continue to fill with part-time staff/full-time staff on overtime, or post the position to hire one full-time officer.

Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to fill the full- time Police Officer vacancy in the Fruitport Police Department.

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

18013 Quarterline Rd water main approval
Fruitport DPW requested the water main be upsized and brought down Quarterline Rd to service the new hotel developments rather than service coming off of Sternberg. The cost to the Township would be in the form of reduced trunkage fees to the developer, therefore no out-of-pocket expense would occur. This would provide 25% of the water main needed to eventually extend from Sternberg south to Mt. Garfield Rd.

Rose Dillon moved, Jeff Jacobs seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the DPW Director to move forward with the Quarterline water main project as presented.

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

18014 2018-2019 Budget discussion
The proposed parks and Supervisor budgets were discussed. A $50,000 increase was noted in the proposed Parks budget as well as revenue from a cell tower located at Pine Park. Options for how the Parks Department can request additional funds for projects was discussed.

Additional budgets will come to the Board for discussion at the next meeting.

18015 Copy machine lease
Brian Michelli recommended a renewal of a 5 year lease for the Police Department copy machine.

Rose Dillon moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to authorize the Public Safety Director to enter into the requested lease.

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

18016 Payment of bills
Denise Winebarger moved, Andrea Anderson seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $2,561.43; Public Safety $9,576.91; Water $5,798.12; Sewer $1,226.65; T&A $705.00
Totaling: $19,868.11

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Heidi Tice shared that there will be a representative from BS&A at the next meeting to inform the board on a software program that will be beneficial with rental registrations and planning commission functions. The cost of the software is approximately $20,000.

2. Rose Dillon introduced Nathan Petersen who is a Life Scout from Troop 1127 and a freshman at Fruitport High School. He entered the Boy Scout program in second grade and is currently working on citizenship in the community so he came to observe a public meeting. His goal is to become an Eagle Scout.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:
1. Linda Corinti shared her liking for the democratic process that happens on the board. She also inquired with Brian Michelli as to if a dummy is used during typical extrication training in order to provide a more real experience and ensure caution is used in the process; Brian shared the different ways the department ensures a realistic process.

The motion by Andrea Anderson, supported by Heidi Tice was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00pm.

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 02/20/18

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes:  January 16, 2018
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05.  Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

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

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

08. Informational – Sternberg/Quarterline Hotel Development

Old Business
None

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 02/12/18

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

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 1/22/2018
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Employee handbook
B. Land use fees resolution
C. Trustee appointment
D. Swear-in newly appointed Trustee

08. New Business
A. Swearing in new Firefighters
B. Extrication demonstration and discussion
C. Police Department vacancy
D. Quarterline water main
E. 2018-2019 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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 01/16/18

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: December 19th, 2017
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

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

Old Business
None

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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 12/19/17

MINUTES

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

December 19, 2017
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION 

Continue review of ordinances.42-92, B 1, Change “Ag Agricultural” to “R-4, R6, or the R-1”. Next week start at 42-93.

BOARD MEETING 

Chair Michelli called meeting to order at 7:01.

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: December 6th, 2017. Motion by Jacobs to accept the minutes as changed. Support by Franklin and carried.

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Agenda accepted by the chair as presented

04. Correspondence / Reports: Chair Michelli referenced the memo from Lesli Lehner relative to the noise ordinance violation alleged. The PC prefers to let the problem be solved rather than change an ordinance to regulate garbage pick-up times. Board discussed the issue on Pleasantwood that was brought to the PC’s attention in July of 2017 relative to trailers which a resident views as trailer blight. All trailers are in compliance and registered. There is no prohibition against utility trailers in the yard. The PC does not wish to change the ordinance to prohibit utility trailers in the front yard.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None.

New Business 

06. Special Use / Site Plan – LRBOI / All Seasons RV
Parcel: 61-15-115-300-0026-00
Purpose: Storage of non-motorized recreational vehicles

Motion by Osterhart, supported by Newmyer to open public hearing.

Ed Geerlings 4701 Airline Road. Stated they wanted to lease Tribal land to store non- motorized RV’s. The RV’s will be fenced in and stored on existing pavement. They proposed to use 30,000 square feet of the property. This would be overflow of duplicate models so customers would not be on the site. The stored units would not have gas or batteries in them until they are moved across the street.

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

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the special use request for parcel number 61-15-115-300-0026-00 for the following requested special use:

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-157 of the Zoning Chapter.

a. The special use [will/will not] be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objections of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

b. The special use [will/will not] be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, and it [will/will not] change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

c. The special use [will/will not] be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses. This finding is based upon the following facts: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.

d. The special use [will/will not] be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the Township as a whole. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

e. The special use [will/will not] be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, or have them adequately provided by the applicant; facilities and services include highways, streets, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, and schools. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

f. The special use will not create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services and [will/will not] be detrimental to the economic welfare of the Township. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No additional requirements from the Township.

g. The special use will not involve uses, activities, processes, materials, and equipment and conditions of operation that will be detrimental to any persons, property, or the general welfare by reason of excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, fumes, glare, or odors. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): storage for business only and no public or customers will be brought to the site

h. The special use [will/will not] be consistent with the intent and purposes of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ____________ _________________________________________________________________.

i. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the proposed special use: __________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

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

a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated 11-13-17, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.

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

h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the special use: New models only.

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll call vote was unanimous.

Old Business 

Motion was made by Jacobs to amend the agenda to include the Journey Church to old business #8.. The motion was supported by Suchecki and carried. 6-1.

08. PC discussed the Journey Church SLU. Staff handed out updated plans from the Consultant/Contractor. General consensus was they met the intent of the elevation changes requested by the PC.

A motion was made by Jacobs to approve the site plan, dated 12-15-17 as submitted. The motion was supported by Newmyer. Motion carried 5-2.

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment: Chair Michelli adjourned the meeting at 8:20.

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 12/06/18

MINUTES
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP
5865 AIRLINE ROAD
FRUITPORT, MI 49415

December 6, 2017
7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING 

Chair Michelli called the meeting to order at 7:00

1. Roll Call: Present: Jeff Jacobs, Mike Michelli, Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, Jason Franklin Absent and excused: Matthew Farrar, Geoff Newmyer
2. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: November 21, 2017 : Chair Michelli corrected athletic in section of New Business item 06. line number 7. to esthetics. Board accepted the minutes with correction.
3. Approve/Amend Agenda: Chair set the meeting agenda as presented.
4. Correspondence/Reports. None.
5. Public comments pertaining to agenda topics.
a. Dale McClain address 432 Farr Rd Norton Shores, MI 49441; owner of 5694 S Quarterline gave the members a letter stating his concerns and pictures; addressing the Journey Church site plan. He suggested a six foot berm in front of parking space 42 to keep the headlights from shining in windows and reduced noise for his renters that are in the Quarterline home. Also concerned that his well is less than 50 foot from proposed drain field. His home has open field and worried that with removal of trees to build, not enough boundary separation. Commissioner Michelli stated the health department would give them the placement of their drain field. Commissioner Jacobs felt a six foot berm may be a bit too high however feels some type of berm there would be prudent.

NEW BUSINESS 

No new business

OLD BUSINESS 

6. Follow up on Special Use / Site Plan – Hughes Builders / Journey Church
Parcel: 61-15-122-100-0020-10
Purpose: Build New House of Worship

Commissioner Franklin would like to see spot elevations on the asphalt. He is concerned the elevations that are given will not retain the water. Stated the retention pond doesn’t calculate for capacity given on the plan, rest of the board agreed. There was much discussion of how the contractors could back up the statement that “all water would remain on the property”.

Representative for Hughes Builders asked if pump for fire suppression can be in the church even though it will hold a small amount of water. Also would like to know if the tank for the system can be buried. Commissioner Jacobs attempted to contact Public Safety Director Brian Michelli, however unable to get through. He then stated they would need to get in touch with Brian and configure it in a way that is approved by him. He also needs to see the materials and specific dimensions and placement of the pump house.

Commissioner Jacobs stated they need to see better detail of the berm, screening at parking spaces 35-42 for water retentions and screening for the neighbors. He stated all trees south of the south drive need to remain for screening purposes; only remove enough for the drive. Commissioner Osterhart agreed either a berm for screening on those parking spaces or omit them.

All Commissioners felt north and south elevations still needed more break up and more plantings. Commissioner Osterhart would like different material on west elevation above the small amount of split block. Suggested to wrap west elevation around to north and south elevation from east. Possible different tones of gray. He was frustrated and felt the Planning Commissioners were having to design the building for Hughes Builders.

Chairman Michelli expressed frustration with the letter from Stephen Parker. He feels the corrections they required at the last meeting were not followed and the reasoning given by Mr. Parker of “no set requirement in the Fruitport Zoning Ordinances” is offensive and inadequate.

Commissioner determined lighting was okay suggested to shine entrance light toward church yet contain on the property. Sign was approved.

Discussion ended with a determination that the site plans needs to come before them again with the changes and corrections.

7. Public Comments: No comments given
8. Work Session: Determined to forego due to time.
9. Adjournment: Chair Michelli adjourned the meeting at 8:45

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 11/21/17

MINUTES

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

November 21st, 2017
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION

Continuing review of new zoning ordinances. Begin at 42-88.

No change to 42-88

42-89 D: table. Change gravel to “6” of finished compacted MDOT Aggregate. Eliminate 1100t and change 1.75 inches to “minimum 220# per square yard.” I, 1, add “or engineer of the township’s choosing” after the township engineer.

BOARD MEETING 

Chair Michelli called the meeting to order at 7:05 

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

02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: October 17th, 2017: Motion by Osterhart to accept the minutes with changing the hours of operations of Item H to “8:00am to 7:00 pm. Motion was supported by Newmyer and carried.

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

04. Correspondence / Reports: Supervisor Tice presented a request to extend its construction period by 6 months. This was granted by the Supervisor.
Tice also reported the status of the Hazekamp noise complaints. Supervisor Tice feels Hazekamp is in compliance with what the planning commission has approved.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:

New Business

Motion by Newmyer, supported by Osterhart to open a public hearing. All in favor.

06. Public Hearing on Special Use / Site Plan – Hughes Builders / Journey Church
Parcel: 61-15-122-400-0020-10
Purpose: Build new House of Worship

Matt Lewis, 847 Torrie Circle. Robert Tusk 3279 east Laketon (Hughes Builders).

Dale McLain 5694 Quarterline requested to see a copy of the plans (Hughes Builders gave him a copy of the plans.

Kyle Osterhart:
1. Did not see the storm water calculations or topography on how the water will get to the retention pond.
2. Commented on the landscaping. Would rather see something other than grass in light of the fact that future development will be medium density residential. Would rather see more plantings.
3. Would like to see some sort of landscape/green area buffers between the development and the existing homes.
4. Ingress/egress: suggests looking at a combined curb-cut.
5. Exterior wal packet on the outside of the building but did not see any parking lot lighting. (Pastor Lewis stated most of the use will be during the day).
6. Utility plan: no public water? (There will be a well and a pump with a 20,000 gallon underground storage for domestic and fire suppression. Hughes stated that they will move the storage tank out from under the building structure.)
7. Exterior elevations: The proposed exterior elevations do not seem to blend into the area with other buildings in the area. Since this is a special use, the PC must be cognizant of esthetics. Recommends some architectural elements on south elevation. East elevation is 22’ of sold metal panel. The west elevation facing the road, the roof is also visible which makes for a lot of metal panel. The south elevation split face block looks very similar to the roof. Like to see difference colors in the steel and architectural elements and details to blend better with the immediate area, along with more landscaping.

Jeff Jacobs affirmed Osterhart’s comments and reiterated this area will be residential and supported more architectural elements and landscaping to better blend with current and future development. Because this is a special use, the PC must be aware of the appearance. Wants to see the storm sewer plan including flows, hydraulics, elevation, and the like.

Pastor Lewis stated they planned on leaving the high density forest in the 20’ buffer zone.

Franklin questioned how the water was to convey from the roof to the pond. Hughes stated it will be piped.

Jacobs prefers if changes are made and it comes back that it be approved by the Chair and Osterhart.

Dale is concerned with a landscaping/buffer between his house and the church. Also concerned with lighting bleeding over to his property.

Jacobs/Newmyer to close. Unanimous.

1. The motion is made by Jacobs to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 61-15- 122-400-0020-10, for the following requested special use: Journey Church

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-157 of the Zoning Chapter.

a. The special use [will/will not] be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objections of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

b. The special use [will/will not] be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, and it [will/will not] change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

c. The special use [will/will not] be hazardous or disturbing to existing or future uses. This finding is based upon the following facts: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.

d. The special use [will/will not] be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the Township as a whole. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

e. The special use [will/will not] be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, or have them adequately provided by the applicant; facilities and services include highways, streets, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, and schools. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

f. The special use [will/will not] create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services and [will/will not] be detrimental to the economic welfare of the Township. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________________.

g. The special use [will/will not] involve uses, activities, processes, materials, and equipment and conditions of operation that will be detrimental to any persons, property, or the general welfare by reason of excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, fumes, glare, or odors. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): __________________________________________________________.

h. The special use [will/will not] be consistent with the intent and purposes of the Zoning Chapter. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ____________ _________________________________________________________________.

i. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the proposed special use: __________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

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

a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated _______________, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.

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

h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the special use, to be approved by the PC:

1. Applicant comes back to the PC with the following changes for approval before work begins.
2. Add architectural elements and breakups which can be a color change, design features on the north and west and south elevations suitable for the surrounding area.
3. Detailed water run off plan including roof and parking area including hydraulic calculations
4. Landscape plan that softens the look of the parking lot.
5. Detailed lighting plan.
6. Move suppression tank outside of the building footprint
7. Directional traffic signs shown on plan.
8. Pictures of the natural buffer between the neighbors’ homes,
9. Sign design (this can come back to the chair for approval at a later date).

Motion was supported by Farrar. Roll Call: Unanimous.

07. Site Plan Revision – Walid Jamal (IHOP) – Christian Cini (General Contractor)
Parcel: 61-15-122-100-0009-51
Purpose: Tenant Space Drive Thru

Christian Cini with Newco. Explained they want to add a drive thru to the building (IHOP). Add one window to the south elevation.

They will not lose any parking spaces.

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61- 15-122-100-0009-51

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

a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan and building use.

e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Plan will be approved by the public safety department of Fruitport.

f. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site plan

i. Exterior lighting is arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent properties and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): site plan

j.

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

a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 1-25-17, 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: Place internal drive thru signage to divert drive thru traffic shall be placed to the far west isle. 

Supported by Newmyer. Roll call-unanimous

Old Business
None

08. Public Comments

09. Adjournment: 8:34


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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 10/17/17

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

October 17th, 2017
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING: call to order at 7:03

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

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

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

04. Correspondence / Reports. Supervisor reported the lions club will be selling trees at the driving ranges as they do each year. Supervisor to make sure the trees do not interfere with the line of sight.

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

New Business
06. Public Hearing on Special Use – Garry M. VanDyke III
Parcel: 61-15-110-300-0018-00
Purpose: Gunsmith (repairs) within residence

Motion by Newmyer\Jacobs to open public hearing. Unanimous.

No shooting of long guns will occur on the property. The work will be done on the main floor.
There will be an electronic security system and a safe for firearms. All firearms stored on site will be in a safe. This type of work requires a federal license and a FFL. Machinery will include a lathe, drill press, grinders, and the like. Customers will have the option to drop off guns or pick up. Hours of operations are proposed to be 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Mr. Kubanek, who lives on Towner on the other site of the site. Concerned if in the future this site could sell guns. Mr. Kubanek is concerned people could target this site due to the future sale of guns. Commissioner Jacobs pointed out that this permit is for working on guns and not for the sale.

Gordon Becklin is concerned about signage and gun sales.

Mr. Tice (8th). Commented on gun shops in general.

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

1. The motion is made by Osterhart to grant the special use request for parcel number(s) 61-15-110-300-0018-00 for the following requested special use: Gunsmith.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-157 of the Zoning Chapter.

b. The special use will be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, and it will not change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change to the exterior or site.

d. The special use will not be a substantial improvement to property in the immediate vicinity and to the Township as a whole. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change to the exterior.

e. The special use will be served adequately by essential public facilities and services, or have them adequately provided by the applicant; facilities and services include highways, streets, police and fire protection, drainage structures, refuse disposal, and schools. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No changes to the current site which is adequate.

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

a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated _______________, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.

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

h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the special use:
• Licensed FFL specific to gunsmithing,
• No exterior signage,
• Storage and solvents shall reported to and inspected the Fruitport public safety department
• Machining to be separately approved.
• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (hours of operations everyday)
• No test firing at the site,
• Electronic security and safes required prior to beginning of operations of business. Safe capacity to cover the number of guns on property.
• No gun sales

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

Members discussed the animal ordinance.

Old Business
07. Public Comments: None were heard

08. Adjournment: Chair Michelli adjourned the meeting at 8:25

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

Fruitport Township Board – Minutes – January 22, 2018

 Fruitport Charter Township Board Of Trustees Meeting Minutes – January 22, 2018 

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, January 22, 2018, in the township board room.

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

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

Also Present: 25– residents; 4– employees; 3- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois; and Attorney Ron Bultje.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of January 8, 2017 as presented.

The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Jeff Jacobs, was carried unanimously, to approve the agenda as presented with the removal of item 8-A, swearing in new Firefighters. Remaining items will moved up. This item will be moved to the February 12, 2018 agenda.

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS 

1. Ron Langlois summarized 2017 water use. The DPW installed 65 new water services. Water usage was reported to be 412,912,000 gallons or 1.2 million gallons per day; this is an increase of 3.5% from 2016.

2. Ron Langlois reported that Chandy Acres East has begun the final phase which will include 28 homes in total.

3. Brian Michelli shared that The Lakes Church, 5873 Kendra Rd, is hosting a Night to Shine event for special needs individuals to experience a formal dance. The event will be February 9, 2018. Members of the fire department will be volunteering and offering medical services for the event.

4. Heidi Tice shared that the Fruitport Lions will be having a pancake dinner February 9, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at Fruitport high school. Tickets are $5 adults/$3 kids. Proceeds benefit the National Honor Society.

5. Heidi Tice shared that after completion of a survey, the University of Michigan rated Fruitport Charter Township as a 5 star community. The survey focused on how the community relates to entrepreneurship, economic development, and job growth.

6. Heidi Tice shared that Michigan Township’s Association will be having its next meeting at Dalton Township on January 29, 2018 at 7:00pm.

7. Heidi reported that proposed budgets will be coming to the board for discussion beginning at the first meeting in February.

8. Several members of the Thunderhoofs 4H club were in attendance and were recognized by the board.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:

1. Linda Corinti, 6th Street, inquired on if the annual water report is available.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

18-005 LED lighting for town hall 

Previous discussions regarding converting town hall to a more energy efficient LED lighting were had October 9, 2017. Due to the opportunity for rebates was ending soon, the topic was put on hold. New rebates are now available and an updated quote produced.

Rose Dillon moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, to approve the conversion to LED lighting and to have the clerk confirm the quoted price and for budget amendments to move funds between Building and Grounds line items.

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

Jeff Jacobs requested that the project be stretched toward the expiration of the quote in order to be closer to the end of the fiscal year and ensure the funds won’t be needed elsewhere.

18-006 Conservation Club lease 

After review, the lease was determined admissible, however the value of the $1,000,000 insurance will decrease by the end of the lease, therefore it was requested that the insurance limits be indexed appropriately over the years.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Denise Winebarger seconded, to approve the lease drafted January 17, 2018 with insurance limits indexed appropriately. The supervisor and clerk are authorized to execute the lease.

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

18-007 Resolution for land use fees 

This topic was TABLED until the next meeting when an updated list of costs can be presented.

18-008 Employee handbook 

Ron Bultje will send sample language for examples as requested. Heidi will email a revised copy of the handbook leaving ample time for review before the next meeting.

18-009 Trustee candidate interviews 

Nine letters of interest were received for the open board seat. A panel interview with six questions took place for each of the nine candidates. A candidate will be selected at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: 

18-010 Property & liability insurance 

With insurance rates on the rise, the board recommended to seek RFP’s for property & liability insurance.

The motion by Greg Hulka, supported by Rose Dillon, was carried unanimously, to authorize the clerk to seek RFP’s for property & liability insurance.

18-011 Closed session per employee request for personnel matters 

A. Rose Dillon moved, supported by Denise Winebarger, MOTION CARRIED, to go into closed session at 8:33pm per Section 8A of the Open Meetings Act, per employee’s request to discuss specific personnel matters.

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

B. The motion by Jeff Jacobs, seconded by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously to go back into open session at 10:22pm.

18-012 Closed session continued 

Jeff Jacobs moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the recommendation of the Public Safety administration made in closed session.

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

18-012 Payment of bills 

Denise Winebarger moved, Greg Hulka seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $9,954.23; Public Safety $20,483.04; Water $137,285.76; Sewer $4,389.55; Street lights $13,251.43
Totaling: $185,364.01

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: 

Eli Cooper, 5967 Airline Rd, provided handouts regarding a tenant’s right to refuse inspection. He also shared opportunities of escrow for renters who make safety complaints regarding their place of residence.

The motion by Jeff Jacobs, supported by Greg Hulka was carried unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 10:41pm.

_______________________________
ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

______________________________
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Charter Township Board Meeting – Agenda – 01/22/18

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

JANUARY 22, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 1/8/2018
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. LED lighting for town hall
B. Conservation Club lease
C. Land use fees resolution
D. Employee handbook
E. Trustee candidate interviews

08. New Business
A. Swearing in new Firefighters
B. Property & Liability insurance discussion
C. Closed session per employee request for personnel matters

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 – 12/19/17

AGENDA

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

December 19, 2017
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: December 6th, 2017
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Special Use / Site Plan – LRBOI / All Seasons RV
Parcel: 61-15-115-300-0026-00
Purpose: Storage of non-motorized recreational vehicles

Old Business
None

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 Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 12/06/17

AGENDA

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

December 6, 2017
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING
WORK SESSION

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: November 21st, 2017
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
None

Old Business
06. Follow up on Special Use / Site Plan – Hughes Builders / Journey Church
Parcel: 61-15-122-400-0020-10
Purpose: Build new House of Worship

07. Public Comments

WORK SESSION

08. Adjournment


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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 09/19/17

MINUTES
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP
5865 AIRLINE ROAD
FRUITPORT, MI 49415

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
6:30 P.M. WORK SESSION
7:00 P.M. BOARD MEETING

BOARD MEETING

Chair Michelli called the meeting to order at 7:04

1. Roll Call: Geoff Newmyer, Jeff Jacobs, Mike Michelli, Kyle Osterhart, Brett Suchecki, & Matthew Farrar
2. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: August 15, 2017 : Chair Michelli accepted the minutes as presented.
3. Approve/Amend Agenda: Chair set the meeting agenda as presented.
4. Correspondence/Reports. None.
5. Public comments pertaining to agenda topics. No comments were heard.

NEW BUSINESS

6. Public Hearing on Special Use-Andrew McClain (Nick Halter, Gen. Cont.)
Parcel: 61-15-115-200-0019-00
Purpose: Hair salon within residence
Motion support by Jacobs/ Newmyer to open a public hearing.

Nick Halter 7157 Quimby. Wants to put a hair salon in a new house on 2310 East Hile.
Days and hour of operations are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be no signs and parking will be in front of the garage.
No other comments were heard. Motion and support by Jacobs/Newmyer to close public hearing. Unanimous.

Motion by Osterhart

1. The motion is made to grant the special use request for parcel number, 61-15- 115-200-0019-00 for the following requested special use: hair salon.

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-157 of the Zoning Chapter.

–a. The special use will be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objections of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): it complies with the Ordinance

–b. The special use will be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained so as to be harmonious and appropriate in appearance with the existing or intended character of the general vicinity, and it [will/will not] change the essential character of the same area. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): It meets intent.

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

–a. The special use must comply with the site plan, Presented to the Planning Commission submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

–d. The construction of the special use must be completed within 1 year. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.

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

–f. A 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 special use: Days of operations are Tuesday’s and Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm. No signs are permitted.

Motion was supported by Newmyer. Roll call vote was unanimous.

7. Site Plan-Holiday Inn/Marriott Suites
Parcel: 61-15-122-300-0004-00 & 61-15-122-300-0005-00
Purpose: Revise site plan for hotel(s) development

Justin Longstreth of Moore & Bruggink, Inc. spoke on behalf of the development and outlined the development and answered questions from the Commission.

Motion by Osterhart

1. The motion is made to grant the site plan request for parcel number(s) 61-15- 122-300-0004-00 & 61-15-122-300-0005-00

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): fits the master plan

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

–c. A pedestrian circulation system which is insulated as completely as reasonably possible from the vehicular circulation system is provided. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Sidewalks are provided

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

–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 9-12-17, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: None

Motion was supported by Suchecki. Roll call vote was unanimous.

8. Public Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance
Purpose: Keeping of Animals Ordinance

Motion was made by Osterhart and supported by Newmyer to open public hearing. Voice vote was unanimous.

Emilia Marshal 1077 Shonat, Muskegon spoke in support of an ordinance that would allow her having chickens.

Raven Vallee 2658 Height Ravenna asked why only four hens were allowed.

Ashton Buxton 1755 Judson Road inquired about the ordinance impact on rabbits. Asked how to change her property to R4

Dallas Latch 1755 Judson Road asked if this included R6.

Jacobs/Suchecki to close public hearing…unanimous.

A motion was made by Osterhart to recommend to the Board the zoning text amendment ordinance, Keeping of Animals with the following changes:

Special use will include R1 to R5. The permitted side only includes R6. Minimum lot for first animal will go to 1 acre with the additional will be .1 acre.

Animals other than house pets of the owner of the premises are kept or allowed outside, a fence of such construction as to keep such animals from leaving the premises at will shall be provided and regularly maintained; no horses or livestock will be allowed in any platted sub-division.

Add section E to read “Exterior slaughter or processing of any animals except for a completely enclosed building is prohibited.”

The motion was supported by Newmyer and carried 5 to 1.

OLD BUSINESS

Commission discussed the rental ordinance. Suggest provide a disclaimer on the rental inspection form that would make clear the items on the form are not all inclusive for health and safety items. Other items were suggested by the Commission to staff. The Commission does not want rental inspections to go beyond health and safety.

9. Public Comments
10. Adjournment: Chair Michelli adjourned the meeting at 8:30

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 01/08/18

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

JANUARY 8, 2018

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 12/11/2017
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Approval of Walker/Parkland street light

08. New Business
A. Employee handbook 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 November 13, 2017

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, November 13, 2017, in the township board room.

Members Present: Heidi Tice, Supervisor; Andrea Anderson, clerk; Rose Dillon, Treasurer; Trustees Ron Becklin, Jeff Jacobs, Denise Winebarger, and Greg Hulka
Members Absent: none

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

Also Present: 32– residents; 4– employees; 4- guests; Director of Public Safety, Brian Michelli; and Director of Public Utilities, Ron Langlois.

The motion by Ron Becklin, supported by Denise Winebarger, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of October 23, 2017 as presented.

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS
1. Heidi Tice shared proposed changes from the Muskegon Area Transit System.

2. Andrea Anderson shared that Modern Warrior Monument Committee is seeking donations for the Modern Day Warfare memorial.

3. Brian Michelli reported that the Public Safety departments received risk control recommendations from the Michigan Township Participating Plan Risk control Department. The Public Safety departments have updated policy and procedures as recommended and received a letter of compliance.

4. A letter was shared that was from a Fruitport area landlord, addressing other area landlords.

5. Andrea Anderson shared that the request for a streetlight at Walker and Parkland has been passed on to Consumers Energy. Information should be available in time for the next meeting.

6. Brian Michelli shared a report on Heroine/Opiod overdoses in Muskegon County.

7. Brian Michelli reported that smoke detectors are available through a grant program to those in need. They will be provided and installed by the Fire Department.

8. Brian Michelli shared information regarding a drug bust that occurred in Fruitport on November 3, 2017.

9. Brian Michelli announced that the annual Santa Open House will be December 2, 2017 from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Fire Station #2 3368 Black Creek Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444.

10. Brian Michelli shared that Fruitport Fire took the trophy home for the Battle of the Bones. The event is sponsored by Texas Road House and all funds raised are donated to a local Veterans group.

11. Brian Michelli met with Sullivan Township Supervisor regarding changes to the current Public Safety agreement.

12. Ron Langlois reported that the water and sewer for the Odeno project is in final testing. Sherridan Rd. is paved from Mt. Garfield to Odawa Trail. Construction of homes will begin in December.

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:
Heidi Tice shared the formal procedure that will be followed for public comments.

The following residents and guests made comments regarding the Rental Unit Registration Restatement Ordinance:
Fred Sherman 2951 Vandenberg Rd.
Eli Cooper 5967 Airline Rd.
Eugene Johnson 4035 E. Sternberg Rd.
Larry Tilford 3764 Fernhill

The comments from those listed above were centered on the questions of why does Fruitport need a rental inspection program and what is it going to cost.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

17-170 Retirement celebration for Randy Lee
Randy was not in attendance, therefore the board moved to the next agenda item.

17-171 Second reading: Rental Unit Registration Restatement Amendment Ordinance
Andrea Anderson moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt the Rental Unit Registration Restatement Amendment Ordinance as written. Said ordinance will update section 6-52 changing the renewal date from the end of the calendar year to the anniversary of issuance date, and also update section 6-58 changing the reference of a civil fine from 2-183 to 1-14.

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 805.

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

17-172 Public Hearing: Police Special Assessment Roll

(a.) Ron Becklin moved, seconded by Andrea Anderson MOTION CARRIED, to open the Public Hearing at 7:31pm.

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

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

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

There were no written objections received by the board.

Public comments: none

(c.) The motion by Rose Dillon, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously to close the Public Hearing at 7:34pm and return to open session.

Jeff Jacobs moved, Ron Becklin seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to adopt 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 December 1, 2017 and shall be payable on or before February 14, 2017.

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

17-173 Discussion: Quarterline Rd (Pontaluna to Judson)
Brian Michelli reported that a police cruiser received approximately $500 in damage while traveling this section of Quarterline Rd to respond to a call. He is requesting that this stretch of road be considered for improvement in order to get police and fire vehicles to the houses located there.

Jeff Jacobs believes this road pre-dates the private road agreement. It was suggested that letters be sent out to the residents to evaluate their interest in having the road repaired by special assessment.

17-174 Discussion: Resolution for land use fees
A new resolution was introduced with publication and mailing costs added to the language of the current resolution.

A decision regarding the implementation of this resolution will be brought to the next meeting.

17-175 Budget amendments
Rose Dillon requested a change in the presented budget amendments: $6,000 to transfer from contracted services to Treasurer postal expenses for the in-house printing of tax bills.

Jeff Jacobs moved, supported by Greg Hulka, MOTION CARRIED, to accept the budget amendments as presented with the addition of a $6,000, rather than $3,000, transfer from contracted services to Treasurer postal expenses.

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

17-176 Payment of bills
Ron Becklin moved, Heidi Tice seconded, MOTION CARRIED, to approve bills as presented for payment in the following amounts: General Fund $15,089.75; Public Safety $34,506.86; Water $129,061.25; Sewer $13,889.09; Roads $6,250.00; Street Lights $13,018.02; Trust & Agency $1,913.00
Totaling: $213,727.97

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:
1. Andrea Anderson shared that the November 7th election went well. 1,839 voters participated.
2. Greg Hulka asked if homes participating in the rental inspection program that are older than a certain year will be grandfathered and not required to have GFI outlets.
3. Denise Winebarger inquired on the purpose of controlling excessive peeling of paint on homes in the rental inspection program.

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II:

The following residents and guests made comments regarding the Rental Unit Registration Restatement Ordinance:

Frank Petrowski 2667 Shettler Rd.
Fred Sherman 2951 Vandenberg Rd.
Dave Markgraf 2800 E. Sternberg Rd.
Eli Cooper 5967 Airline Rd.
Lori West 1991 Forrest Park- speaking for T&W Rentals 2838 Vandenberg

The comments from those listed above were again centered on the questions and concerns of privacy of renters, definition of a rental, and cost of registration/cost to bring homes up to code. It was suggested that only landlords who have complaints against them be required an inspection.

Mark Fenlon 18710 168th Ave, Spring Lake is interested in opening a cannabis growing and processing facility- potentially on the property at the corner of Airline & Mt Garfield across the street from the Public Safety building.

Jamie Cooper is a medical marijuana consultant looking to open a provisioning center in the area (not in Fruitport). She hopes for time on a future agenda to discuss further. She shared printed information on medical marijuana. Jeff Jacobs shared that the board is waiting for laws/regulations to come from the state level.

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 12/11/17

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

DECEMBER 11, 2017

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 11/13/2017
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence / reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
none

08. New Business
A. Re-appointment of Fruitport District Library Board trustees

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

Wanted – Fruitport Memorabilia

Photos, Post Cards, Year Books, etc… Anything Fruitport related.

The Fruitport Historical Society is collecting all things Fruitport history.
If you can help, please bring your donation to the Fruitport Library. Scans or copies
can be made, or original documents and photographs can be donated
and preserved for future generations.

If possible, please label photos; see example below:

Fruitport Memorabilia example

Click for larger image.

Shop with a Hero

by Heidi Tice

For several years now Detective Sergeant Bryan Rypstra has organized a program to give kids with financial needs a time to shop for Christmas gift for their whole family. The principal of each elementary school provides Det. Rypstra with names of children that families are struggling for Christmas. Meijer and Walmart organize sponsors that donate $100.00 gift cards for this event. The Fruitport Police and Fruitport Fire Department employees donate their time to take these kids through the stores and purchase gifts for their family members and of course 1 gift for them. After shopping they help the kids wrap the gifts so everything is ready to go under their tree.

Last year the amount collected for the program was $3,500.00 and their where 15 kids that participated. With any leftover gift cards, Det. Rypstra and his wife purchase hams, turkeys and can good to deliver to the homes for a help toward Christmas dinner.

The entire event is enjoyed by all. The kids get to give to their family this they are proud of and the Police & Fire guys get to soak up all the smiles and admiration. When a child looks up, smiles and says “thank you”; you know they really mean it.

News From Fruitport Charter Township

by Rose Dillon

Keep the Flag Flying
Fruitport Township is responsible for keeping the flag flying at I96 and US 31 intersection and it is an expensive task. Since its inception we have relyed on your donations to purchase the flags. We would like to thank those that donated toward the flag fund. Fruitport Conservation Club was the largest donor with $1,500, Port City Diesel at $750 and many others came along side with support to help keep the flag flying. You may not be aware that Fruitport’s own Tim McFarland donates hours of his time to switch out the flags and repair them so the life of a flag can last longer. Thank you Tim!


Fruitport Lions Club
Thank you to the Fruitport Lions Club for the donation to the fire department for the purchase of much needed emergency equipment.


Winter 2017 Tax Bills
We would not want to disappoint those of you excited to receive your winter tax bill. Be watching your mail box around December 1st.

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting – Agenda – 11/21/17

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

November 21st, 2017
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continuing review of new zoning ordinances.

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: October 17th, 2017
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Public Hearing on Special Use / Site Plan – Hughes Builders / Journey Church
–Parcel: 61-15-122-400-0020-10
–Purpose: Build new House of Worship

07. Site Plan Revision – Walid Jamal (IHOP) – Christian Cini (General Contractor)
–Parcel: 61-15-122-100-0009-51
–Purpose: Tenant Space Drive Thru

Old Business
None

08. Public Comments
09. Adjournment

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

Best Yard in Fruitport Contest Winner

bestyardThe winner of 2017’s the best yard in Fruitport goes to 326 8th ave, owned by Shirley Baker. Shirley inherited this home from her Parents and has transformed the garden area into a wonderful back yard display. The entries this year were all wonderful and the Township Board thanks everyone that sent in nominations. Shirley was given a yard sign to proudly display and pictures of her yard are on display at the township hall. Stop by the hall and take a look at the beautiful best yard wall of pictures.

The Township Board is looking forward to next years best yard contest; so spruce up your yards and make sure to enter.

Kuis Drain News

In 2014, the County Drain Commissioner held a board of determination (BOD) for the Kuis drain. Over 200 people attended the meeting, although many were opposed the BOD decided to approve the drain project. The county did take the drain commission to court, not wanting to incur any cost for that drain and lost, they appealed and lost there as well. Fruitport Township chose not to file suit against the Drain Commission. One resident filed, however dropped the suit before going to court. The minutes to the Board of determination meeting, as well as the engineering findings, are on the County Drain Commission website. Fruitport attended, with its attorney, a public meeting with the DEQ & Drain Commission concerning the drain. The DEQ did not find a need to alter the drain project.

The township’s attorney gave his opinion that we would need to spend a great deal of Public funds to hire an engineering firm to re-evaluate the drain and bring a different conclusion to an appeal court regarding the condition of the drain and the boundary. This would need to be compelling enough to have the court of appeals agree with a different opinion. He stated this would be very difficult, as well as costly, if we could even find an engineering firm with a different opinion. The Drain Commission has, by law, the authority to establish and assess drain projects. The township has no authority to create or halt a drain project that is deemed necessary and conducive to public health, convenience and welfare.

The township’s current administration has worked with the Drain Commissioner to help with some of the cost of the cleanout contract. The Commission’s engineer has gone line by line and has reduced some of the bid amount. MDOT is contributing over $200,000 for the work being done next to the highway, the township water department is paying for some of the work that is being done with regards to their water main, and the board removed a culvert replacement from the bid that Muskegon County Road Commission determined to have 25 years of life left in it. With no way to stop this process, (which could only have been done in 2014 at the Board of Determination and 10 days after with an appeal), the township is concentrating on reducing costs.

At the Fruitport Township Board meeting held on September 11, 2017, the Drain Commissioner was held up at another meeting; due to her arrival time being undetermined the board moved on to the next agenda items. The last item on the agenda was to go into closed session regarding a matter under the open meetings act, unrelated to the Kuis Drain. The Supervisor called the Drain Commissioners cell phone at that time and was unable to contact her. It was decided to move to the next agenda item and go into closed session. It was unfortunate the Drain Commissioner came shortly after that and the board was not there to hear comments from the audience. After the closed session the Drain Commissioner did update the board and the township board expressed its concerns regarding the necessity, scope and cost of the project.

Fruitport Charter Township Board Meeting Agenda – 11/13/17

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

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

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

01. Pledge of Allegiance
02. Roll call
03. Approval of board minutes: 10/23/2017
04. Approve / amend agenda
05. Correspondence/reports
06. Public comments regarding agenda items

07. Unfinished Business
A. Retirement celebration for Randy Lee
B. Second Reading: Rental Unit Registration Restatement Amendment Ordinance
C. Public Hearing: Police Special Assessment Roll

08. New Business
A. Discussion: Quarterline Rd. (between Pontaluna-Judson)
B. Discussion: Resolution for land use fees
C. Budget amendments

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

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting – Agenda – 09/19/17

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

September 19th, 2017
6:30 PM WORK SESSION
7:00 PM BOARD MEETING

WORK SESSION
Continuing review of new zoning ordinances. (Review 42-60 through 42-85)

BOARD MEETING
01. Roll Call
02. Approval of Planning Commission Minutes: August 15th, 2017
03. Approve / Amend Agenda
04. Correspondence / Reports
05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

New Business
06. Public Hearing on Special Use – Andrew McClain (Nick Halter, Gen. Contractor)
–Parcel: 61-15-115-200-0019-00
–Purpose: Hair salon within residence
07. Site Plan – Holiday Inn / Marriott Suites
–Parcel: 61-15-122-300-0004-00 & 61-15-122-300-0005-00
–Purpose: Revise site plan for Hotel(s) development
08. Public Hearing on Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance
–Purpose: Keeping of Animals Ordinance

Old Business
09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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