Fruitport Township

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

Such requests will be forwarded onto the Public Safety Director.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

SPECIAL MEETING

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None received

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS: PART II – None received

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 08/13/18

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

AUGUST 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Special Board Meeting Agenda – 08/08/18

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

SPECIAL MEETING

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

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

05. New Business – none

06. Public Comment
07. Adjournment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION

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

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

BOARD MEETING

Called to order at 7:04

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

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

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

04. Correspondence / Reports: None.

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics.

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

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

New Business

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

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

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

2. The motion is based upon specific findings by the Township relative to the factors specified in Section 42-224 of the Zoning Chapter.
–a. All elements of the site plan are harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the size and type of lot, the character of adjoining property and the type and size of buildings. The site will not impede the normal and orderly development or improvement of surrounding property for permitted uses. This finding is based upon the following fact(s):Site Plan
–b. The landscape will be preserved in its natural state, insofar as practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal, and by topographic modifications which result in maximum harmony with adjacent areas. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan
–c. Special attention has been given to proper site surface drainage. Removal of stormwaters will not adversely affect neighboring properties. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No changes to the drainage.
–d. The site plan will provide reasonable visual and sound privacy for all dwelling units located therein. Fences, walks, barriers, and landscaping [will/will not] provide appropriate protection and enhancement of property and privacy of its occupants. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change.
–f. Every structure or dwelling unit does have access to a public street, walkway, or other area dedicated to common use. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change to site.
–i. Exterior lighting is arranged so that it is deflected away from adjacent properties and will not impede the vision of traffic along adjacent streets. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): No change

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 6-6-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 1 year. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: N/A

Support by Suchecki. Roll call unanimous.

Old Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. If the motion is to grant approval, the following conditions are established.
–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 1-7-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.
–b. The development must comply with all federal, state, and Muskegon County laws, rules, regulations, and requirements.
–c. The development must be acquired, developed, and completed in conformance with the Zoning Chapter, as amended, and the rest of the Fruitport Charter Township Code of Ordinances.
–d. The development must be completed within 2 years. This deadline may be extended by the Township, without going through the entire application process, upon request by the applicant and evidence showing that the applicant is proceeding in good faith toward completion.
–e. If the site plan approval is contingent upon public water service or public sanitary sewer service or both being provided, then no construction of the development may begin until all required easements are in place, all required forms have been completed, and all approvals for service have been obtained.
–f. A digital copy of the site plan as approved shall be provided to the Fire Inspector at brian.michelli@mcd911.net, or such other e-mail address as the Fire Inspector may designate.
–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Show building size, install bark path (not gravel) between existing structure and seasonal outdoor market, final elevations to be approved by PC Chair and Zoning Administrator. Sign location to meet set back requirement 42-579 of the Zoning Ordinance and sign to meet requirements of the sign ordinance.

Motion supported by Suchecki and carried unanimously.

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

No action taken, continue to table.

09. Public Comments: None

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

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

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

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

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

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

The motion by Todd Dunham, supported by Greg Hulka, was carried unanimously, to approve the minutes of May 14, 2018 as presented.

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

Item 8-F: WAS: Reappoint Mike Michelli as Planning Commission Chair
NOW: Reappoint Mike Michelli to Planning Commission

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

AGENDA

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

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

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

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

New Business
06. None

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

08. Public Comments
09. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 07/23/18

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

JULY 23, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
A. Business registration discussion

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting – AGENDA – July 9, 2018

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

JULY 9, 2018

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

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

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

08. New Business
A. Street light request- corner of Mt. Garfield & Maple Island
B. Zoning enforcement discussion
C. Business registration discussion

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

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

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

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION

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

BOARD MEETING

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

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

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

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: None.

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

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

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacobs/Osterhart motion / support to close public hearing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

–h. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the planned unit development:
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Motion was supported by Franklin. Roll call vote.

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

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

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments: None

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


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

(231) 865-3151.

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

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances: Table of uses:

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

BOARD MEETING

Chair called meeting to order at 7 p.m.

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

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

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

04. Correspondence / Reports: None

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Site Plan.

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

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

–h. All loading and unloading areas and outside storage areas, including areas for the storage of trash, which face or are visible from residential districts or public thoroughfares are screened by a vertical screen consisting of structural or plant materials no less than six feet in height. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): Conditions of approval below and site plan.

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

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

–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated March 15, 2018, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

–g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: 1. If a dumpster is used in the future, the dumpster pad and enclosure to be approved by the Planning Commission, 2, screen fencing for the outdoor storage area will be of neutral color that matches the buildings, solid non-see through, made of vinyl, including the gates.

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

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

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments

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


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

(231) 865-3151.

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

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION

Continue review of ordinances: Table of uses:

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

BOARD MEETING

Chair called meeting to order at 7 p.m.

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

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

03. Approve / Amend Agenda: Accepted as submitted

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

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I. RESOLUTION

The Planning Commission recommends to the Township Board that the proposed rezoning, to rezone the land generally described in the Notice of Public Hearing, and more specifically described in the proposed Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance be approved, based upon the following criteria. The property in question includes the following parcel number(s): 61-15-134-400-0003-00.

II. CRITERIA

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

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

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

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

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

6. The requested rezoning would be consistent with the general trend of future building and population growth in the area.

7. The requested rezoning would be consistent with the Master Plan.

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

Site Plan

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

Konstance Tariske 4759 Airline Road

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

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

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

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

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

–e. Buildings or groups of buildings are arranged as to permit emergency vehicle access. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): existing/no change

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

–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 3-20-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Use

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No discussion or action taken.

09. Public Comments

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


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

(231) 865-3151.

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

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION

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

BOARD MEETING

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

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

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

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

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

–a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 2-14-18, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion was supported by Franklin. Roll Call: Unanimous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Business
None

09. Public Comments

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


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

(231) 865-3151.

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 01/16/18

MINUTES

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

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

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

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

For next meeting the PC will review R1 through R6.

BOARD MEETING

Chair Michelli called the meeting order at 7:00 PM

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

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

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

04. Correspondence / Reports. None

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

–a. The special use will be harmonious with and in accordance with the general objectives or with any specific objections of the Master Plan. This finding is based upon the following fact(s): it will not have an impact on the master plan since no business will be done at the address.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion was supported by Newmyer, carried unanimously.

Old Business
None

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

08. Adjournment


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

(231) 865-3151.

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 06/11/18

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

JUNE 11, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
none

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: none

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 05/14/18

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

MAY 14, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
none

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

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

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – April 23, 2018

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

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

APRIL 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

08. Public Comments
09. Adjournment

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

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

New Business

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

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

Old Business

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

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

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

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

APRIL 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS: none

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – March 26, 2018

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

5865 AIRLINE ROAD, FRUITPORT, MI 49415

MARCH 26, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business

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

08. New Business

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

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

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 12, 2018

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

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

07. Unfinished Business
A. 2018-2019 budget discussion

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

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

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

Fruitport Charter Township Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes of February 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Correspondence/Reports #8:

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

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

18018 Extrication demonstration and discussion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR

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

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

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

08. Informational – Sternberg/Quarterline Hotel Development

Old Business
None

09. Public Comments
10. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Board Meeting Agenda – 02/12/18

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

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

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

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

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

08. New Business
A. Swearing in new Firefighters
B. Extrication demonstration and discussion
C. Police Department vacancy
D. Quarterline water main
E. 2018-2019 budget discussion

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

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Agenda – 01/16/18

AGENDA

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

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

WORK SESSION
Continue review of ordinances

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

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

Old Business
None

07. Public Comments
08. Adjournment

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

Fruitport Township Planning Commission Meeting Minutes – 12/19/17

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION 

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

BOARD MEETING 

Chair Michelli called meeting to order at 7:01.

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

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

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

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

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics: None.

New Business 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old Business 

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

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

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

09. Public Comments

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

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

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

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

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

BOARD MEETING 

Chair Michelli called the meeting to order at 7:00

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

NEW BUSINESS 

No new business

OLD BUSINESS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINUTES

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

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

WORK SESSION

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

No change to 42-88

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

BOARD MEETING 

Chair Michelli called the meeting to order at 7:05 

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

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

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

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

05. Public Comments pertaining to agenda topics:

New Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacobs/Newmyer to close. Unanimous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Motion was supported by Farrar. Roll Call: Unanimous.

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

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

They will not lose any parking spaces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

j.

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

a. The development must comply with the site plan, dated 1-25-17, submitted to the Township, as well as any written material submitted by the applicant to the Township.

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

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

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

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

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

g. Any other conditions placed by the Township upon the site plan approval: Place internal drive thru signage to divert drive thru traffic shall be placed to the far west isle. 

Supported by Newmyer. Roll call-unanimous

Old Business
None

08. Public Comments

09. Adjournment: 8:34


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

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

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

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

BOARD MEETING: call to order at 7:03

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gordon Becklin is concerned about signage and gun sales.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members discussed the animal ordinance.

Old Business
07. Public Comments: None were heard

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

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

Fruitport Township Board – Minutes – January 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CORRESPONDENCE / REPORTS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

18-005 LED lighting for town hall 

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

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

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

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

18-006 Conservation Club lease 

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

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

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

18-007 Resolution for land use fees 

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

18-008 Employee handbook 

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

18-009 Trustee candidate interviews 

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

NEW BUSINESS: 

18-010 Property & liability insurance 

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

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

18-011 Closed session per employee request for personnel matters 

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

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

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

18-012 Closed session continued 

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

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

18-012 Payment of bills 

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

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

ADDITIONAL REPORTS: none

PUBLIC COMMENTS PART II: 

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

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

_______________________________
ANDREA ANDERSON, CLERK

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HEIDI TICE, SUPERVISOR