Fruitport Township

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

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

OCTOBER 12, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 09/28/20

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

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 09/15/20

AGENDA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Business
09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

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

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

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, August 24, 2020, via Webex electronic meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

8. Unfinished Business
A. Public Hearing: Proposed DDA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This constitutes the second and final reading of Amendment Ordinance No. 821.

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

NEW BUSINESS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

A work session of the Fruitport Charter Township Board began at 6:30pm on Monday, August 10, 2020, via Webex electronic meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

Minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion by Osterhrart

I. RESOLUTION
Motion by Osterhart that the Planning Commission recommends to the Township Board that the proposed rezoning, to rezone the land generally described in the Notice of Public Hearing, and more specifically described in the proposed Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance, from M-1 to R-1, be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-101-200-0004-00

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

Supported by Jacobs. Roll call unanimous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I. RESOLUTION
Motion by Osterhart that the Planning Commission recommends to the Township Board that the proposed rezoning, to rezone the land generally described in the Notice of Public Hearing, and more specifically described in the proposed Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance, from B-3 to R-1, be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-123-400-0009-00

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

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

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

Discussion ensued relative to the site plan inadequacies.

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

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

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

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

Minutes

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

July 8, 2020
7:00 PM SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

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

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

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

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

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

New Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established as authorized by Section 42-158 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated June 8, 2020, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The special use must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The special use must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The construction of the special use must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the special use approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the special use may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: N/A
–g. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the special use: None

Motion was supported by Newmyer. Roll call was unanimous.

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

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

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated June 8, 2020, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Plan for a fence area by the new garage doors to separate children from traffic to be approved by Zoning Administrator and Chair.

Supported by Newmyer. Roll call was unanimous.

Old Business
09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment

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

Minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, date 3-18-2020, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Zoning administrator & planning commission chair to approve the siding, add canopy to the front entrance to also be approved by ZA and PCC, and maintain a 15 foot tree buffer in the back. On west, east, and south side of site to have privacy measures (chain-link slats) & handi-cap parking with barrier free curb ramp access directly in front of main entry. Building signage must be presented to the ZA and PCC for approval.

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

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

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

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

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established as authorized by Section 42-158 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. The special use must comply with the site plan, dated 3-18-20, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The special use must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The special use must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The construction of the special use must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the special use approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the special use may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A financial guarantee is required as allowed by Section 42-158(d) of the Zoning Chapter. The details of the financial guarantee are: _______________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–g. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the special use: Fiber Optic cable, utility poles, conduit no more than 6’ high. No storage higher than top of fence. Everything to be stored within the screened fence. Work trucks to be parked in back of building.

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

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

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

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated _______________, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: has a maintenance agreement approved by the Township that includes: the information for the deed restriction in regards to the water main and appropriate hydrants if the parcel is ever divided or developed for more than one home, zoning administrator follows through with a deed restriction on the property.

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

Old Business

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

09. Public Comments

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

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

AGENDA

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

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

Information to access the meeting:
Meeting number (access code): 1265574900
Meeting password: VdAx76MwiY6 (83297669 from video systems)
Toll Phone: 1-415-655-0001 Access code: 1265574900

BOARD MEETING

01. Roll Call

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

03. Approve / Amend Agenda

04. Correspondence / Reports

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

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

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

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

09. Public Comments

10. Adjournment

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

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

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

AUGUST 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remove George Manning until he can be present.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An agreement will be prepared and presented.

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Special Meeting Agenda – 08/13/20

AGENDA

FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SPECIAL MEETING
August 13, 2020
7:00 P.M.

This meeting will be held virtually via Webex.com in order to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Information to access the meeting:
Meeting number (access code): 142 006 6951
Meeting password: fxGcQPgB345 (39427742 from video systems)

01. Pledge of Allegiance

02. Roll Call

Unfinished Business
Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
Second Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg

New Business — none

03. Purpose of Special Meeting: staffing change in Police Department

04. Public Comment

05. Adjournment

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

Posted August 11, 2020 @ 3:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Item 8-G: Approval to purchase tabulator

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews will be July 22, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

AUGUST 10, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda – 07/27/20

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

JULY 27, 2020

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

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

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

08. New Business
A. First Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Broadway
B. Frist Reading: Zone Change Amendment Ordinance- Sternberg
C. Dirt Bike Nuisance Discussion

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

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

Fruitport Township Board of Trustees Agenda – 07/13/20

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

JULY 13, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minutes

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

April 21, 2020
7:00 PM VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING

Work Session
Will postpone until May Planning Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

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

Motion by Osterhart to approve the following motion.

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

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

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll call: Unanimous.

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

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

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

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

Chairman Michelli asked for but received No Public Comment.

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

Motion made by Farrar to grant the PUD change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion was supported by Jacobs. Roll Call unanimous.

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

09. Adjournment Meeting was adjourned at 7:41

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

JUNE 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUNE 8, 2020

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

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

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

08. New Business
A. Fire Department parking lot repaving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Item 8-E: Resolution for Temporary Emergency Measures

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

There were no comments heard.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

MAY 11, 2020

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

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
none

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Item 8-D: Cooley Rd. street light request

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

MARCH 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

MARCH 23, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 03/17/20

AGENDA

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

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

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

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

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

Old Business
07. Public Comments
08. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 03/09/20

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

MARCH 9, 2020

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
A. 2020/2021 budget discussion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other budgets were presented and reviewed.

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

MINUTES

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

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

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

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

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

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as presented.

04. Correspondence / Reports: None were presented.

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

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

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

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

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):Existing use, no increase in volume.
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Will be approved by engineer or drain commission
–i. Exterior lighting is arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent properties and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No new parking lights other than wall packs on the buildings.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated November 19, 2019, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, devenloped, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: 1. Owner to provide engineering certifications for the drainage or get approval from the Muskegon County Drain Commission. 2. Parking spaces to be a minimum of 9’ x 20’. 3. No additional site lighting other than wall packs on the building that are night sky applicant. 4. Signs to be approved by the zoning administrator and the PC chair. 5. Any future changes to the site plan will be brought back to the site plan.

Motion supported by Jacobs. Roll call: Unanimous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINUTES

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

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

Work Session
Left off at Sec. 42-270-

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

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

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as presented.

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

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

New Business
None

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

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

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Property complies with R4 requirements
–b. The landscape will be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Using existing drives and expanding on it.
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Road details have been provided.
–d. The site plan [will/will not] provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping [will/will not] provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ______________ _________________________________________________________________.
–e. Buildings or groups of buildings [are/are not] arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): _____________ _________________________________________________________________.
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit [does/does not] have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–g. A pedestrian circulation system which is insulated as completely as reasonably possible from the vehicular circulation system [is/is not] provided. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): _______________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–h. All loading and unloading areas and outside storage areas, including areas for the storage of trash, which face or are visible from residential districts or public thoroughfares [are/are not] screened by a vertical screen consisting of structural or plant materials no less than six feet in height. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–i. Exterior lighting [is/is not] arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent properties and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): ______________________________ _________________________________________________________________.
–j. Any other findings regarding any other factors established by the Zoning Chapter for the site plan: ____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 10-4-19, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: ______ _________________________________________________________________.
Motion was supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

07. Public Comments: None.

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 24, 2020

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

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

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

08. New Business
A. Adopt Public Meeting Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK
HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

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

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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