Public Notices for the Week of 8/9/17

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August 1, 2017 7:00 P.M.

The meeting opened with the flag pledge at 7:00p.m.  Seven board members were present and Township Planning Commission Chair Veenstra.

The Consent Agenda was approved as presented.  The consent agenda included the July 11, 2017 minutes, treasurer Report, payment of bills, amendment of the budgets, and the zoning report.  There was no attorney report and a short Planning Commission Report.  Public comment was offered at 7:02 p.m. there was none.  The agenda was approved as presented.

Old/Unfinished Business: NONE.  New Business: Approval 2017 L4029 for Lodi Township. Public comment offered at 7:04 p.m. there was none.  The meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.  Next meeting will be September 5, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The minutes may be viewed, after approval, on the Lodi Township web site ( or are available for review or purchase at the township hall during regular business hours.

Christina Smith, Lodi Township Clerk

Jan Godek,  Lodi Township Supervisor

Publish August 9, 2017


Special Stockbridge Township Board Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2017

Stockbridge Township Supervisor CG Lantis called the Special Stockbridge Township Board meeting to order on August 2, 2017 at 7:01pm. Stockbridge Township Board members present CG Lantis, Kris Lauckner, Becky Muraf, Terry Sommer, Ed Wetherell. Stockbridge Township Board members absent None.


Review Agenda Sommer motioned to accept the Stockbridge Township Board Meeting Agenda as written Wetherell second. All in favor motion carried

Citizen’s Comments: discussion on Medical Marihuana Introduction Supervisor Lantis Thanked everyone for coming. Stated that we as a board had been doing research on Medical Marihuana since January 2017. The Stockbridge Township board has worked very hard to be transparent on this matter. Medical Marihuana passed in Stockbridge in 2008 proposal 08-01 was passed by 63% in Stockbridge. Precinct one passed with 577 voters 389 yes and 188 people no. Precinct 2 passed with 508 voters 317 yes and 191 no.

How medical marihuana is currently being grown: 1) Caregiver can have 6 patients with 12 plants per patient that is 72 plants can be in any basement, garage, or barn currently.  Any extra could go to the black market currently.

New Laws: 1) Grow facility- not accessible to the public secured building. 2) Transportation- How Medical Marihuana will go from facility to facility 3) Testing Facility- to determine the CBD/THC level  4) Packaging Facility-will determine the products and packaging 5) Provisioning Center/ Dispensary Only licensed patients will have access. Each plant will be tracked from seed to sale.

There were people on Facebook who had Supervisor Lantis phone number but did not call and reach out to him with question and or concerns. Supervisor Lantis urges anyone with any questions or concerns to please reach out to him.

At the Planning Commission meeting on July 26, 2017 there were people that had questions but left before the ordinance was even read. Many of the concerns could have been addressed instead of fueling allegation and hearsay.

Old Business Medical Marihauna


Add to Permit Fee Schedule: Medical Marihuana Facility Inspection and Permit – $5,000.00

Medical Marihuana Facility Inspection and Permit Renewal – $5,000.00

Add to Article 2 – Definitions Section 2.01 Definitions “Medical Marihuana Grow Facility” – a licensed commercial entity that cultivates, dries, trims, or cures and packages marihuana for sale to a processor or provisioning center.

Medical Marihuana Processing Facility – a licensed commercial entity that purchases marihuana from a grower and extracts resin from the marihuana or creates a marihuana-infused product for sale and transfer in packaged form to a provisioning center.

Medical Marihuana Provisioning Center – a licensed commercial entity that purchases marihuana from a grower or processor and sells, supplies, or provides marihuana to registered qualifying patients, directly or through the patients’ registered primary caregivers.

Medical Marihuana Safety Compliance Facility – a licensed commercial entity that receives marihuana from a marihuana facility or registered primary caregiver, tests it for contaminants and for tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids, returns the test results, and may return the marihuana to the marihuana facility.

Medical Marihuana Secure Transporter – a licensed commercial entity that stores marihuana and transports marihuana between marihuana facilities for a fee.

Add to Article 4 – Zoning District Regulations Section 4.07 AR, Agriculture Residential District Section 4.07.2  Permitted Principal Special Uses (Reletter section) add:

-G.  Medical Marihuana Grow Facility, on at least ten (10) acres and subject to Section 7.02.22.

-H.  Medical Marihuana Processing Facility, on at least ten (10) acres and subject to section 7.02.22.

Roll call Vote No Provisioning Center in Stockbridge Township in any area – Wetherell Yes, Lauckner yes, Sommer Yes Muraf Yes and Lantis Yes

Section 4.13

-I. Industrial District Section 4.13.2  Permitted Principal Special Uses with Conditions add:

-E.  Medical Marihuana Grow Facility, subject to Section 7.02.22. F.  Medical Marihuana Processing Facility, subject to Section 7.02.22.G.  Medical Marihuana Safety Compliance Facility, subject to Section 7.02.22. H. Medical Marihuana Secure Transporter, subject to Section 7.02.22.

All in favor Yes Motion carried Add to Article 7 – Supplementary Regulations Section 7.02.22.  Medical Marihuana Facilities A.  A Medical Marihuana Grow Facility, Medical Marihuana Processing Facility, Medical Marihuana Safety Compliance Facility, and Medical Marihuana Secure Transporter, in accordance with the provisions of state law, may be permitted through the issuance of a special use permit pursuant to Article 3, Section 3.23 Special Use Permits, in the specified zone(s), provided that: 1.  The facility must be licensed by the state of Michigan and must be in compliance at all times with the laws of the state of Michigan, including, but not limited to, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, MCL 333.26421 et seq.; the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCL 333.27101 et seq.; and the Marihuana Tracking Act, MCL 333.27901 et seq.; and all other applicable rules promulgated by LARA, MDEQ, and the state of Michigan.  Every applicant must submit a photocopy of the applicant’s valid and current property and liability insurance, and Medical Marihuana Facility license issued by the state of Michigan in accordance with the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, MCL 333.27101 et seq. 2.  The Medical Marihuana Facility must be at all times in compliance with all other applicable laws and ordinances of Stockbridge Township. 3.  Medical Marihuana Provisioning Centers shall be prohibited in all zoning districts.  Medical Marihuana Grow Facilities shall be limited to four (4), Medical Marihuana Processing Facilities shall be limited to one (1), Medical Marihuana Safety Compliance Facilities shall be limited to one (1), and Medical Marihuana Secure Transporters shall be limited to one (1) within Stockbridge Township. 4.  A Medical Marihuana Facility, or activities associated with a licensed Medical Marihuana Facility, may not be permitted in a home as a home occupation or accessory use, nor may they include accessory uses except as otherwise provided in this ordinance. 5.  A nonrefundable permit fee shall be paid by each Medical Marihuana Facility that has been approved under this ordinance in an annual amount of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).  Said fee shall be to defray the costs incurred by the Township for inspection, administration, and enforcement of the local regulations regarding a Medical Marihuana Facility.  A Medical Marihuana Facility shall be available for inspection upon request by the Zoning Administrator, Building Official, Enforcement Officer, Fire Department, or State and Local Law Enforcement Officials for compliance with all applicable laws and rules.  An annual inspection and an updated photocopy of the applicant’s valid and current property and liability insurance, and Medical Marihuana Facility license shall be required for the renewal of a special use permit. 6.  A bond shall be paid by each Medical Marihuana Facility that has been approved under this ordinance in an amount of $10,000.00.  Said bond shall be required as proof that the conditions stipulated within the ordinance and special use permit will be fulfilled.  Said bond may be used to defray any costs incurred by the Township for repair or demolition of a Medical Marihuana Facility should the facility become abandoned, damaged by fire, or damaged by an act of nature. 7.  Stockbridge Township reserves the right to approve or deny a special use permit application.  Stockbridge Township further reserves the right to suspend or revoke a special use permit based on a finding that there was a misrepresentation of information contained in the application, the provisions of the special use standards in this section are not met, the terms of the special use permit and approved site plan are not met, there is a violation of this zoning ordinance which upon notice is not corrected, at the loss of property and liability insurance or a state of Michigan Medical Marihuana Facility License, if operations cease for a period of six (6) months or more, or upon failure or refusal to pay the annual fee or bond. B.  Medical Marihuana Facilities shall be subject to the following standards: 1.  Residency/Security:  A Medical Marihuana Facility must be operated by the property owner of record.  Said property owner must show proof of no less than one (1) year of ownership of the subject property.  In the AR, Agriculture Residential District, an owner of the subject facility may reside in a dwelling unit on the subject property.  Otherwise all Medical Marihuana Facilities shall have a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week staffed security presence on the property with a direct phone number supplied to local law enforcement.        (Roll call vote that Said property owner must show proof of no less than one (1) year of ownership of the subject property All board members voted yes.) 2.  Buffer Zones:  A Medical Marihuana Facility may not be located within five hundred (500) feet of a public or private elementary, junior, senior, vocational, or secondary school; a licensed child care center or preschool; a public playground, or public or private youth activity facility; a public park, public outdoor recreation area, or public recreation facility; a public library; a church; or a religious institution. (All in favor yes Carried) 3.  Lot size and Setbacks:  Lot sizes shall comply with Section 4.15 Schedule of Area, Height and Placement Regulations for their respective district, unless otherwise provided for elsewhere within this ordinance.  A minimum road frontage of three hundred (300) feet shall be required.  Setbacks shall be one hundred (100) feet from road right-of-way, one hundred (100) feet from side and rear property lines, and twenty-five (25) feet between structures. 4.  Structure:  Medical Marihuana activities shall be located entirely within one (1) or more fully enclosed, secure, indoor facilities with solid/rigid walls, a roof, and doors.  A minimum of two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet of building floor space may be used for all activities associated with a Medical Marihuana Facility.  If only a portion of a building is authorized for use in medical marihuana activities, a wall shall separate the Medical Marihuana activity space from the remainder of the building.  A partition wall must include a door, capable of being closed and locked, for ingress and egress between the Medical Marihuana activity space and the remainder of the building.  Windows shall not be permitted on the portion of a structure where Medical Marihuana is located.  A Medical Marihuana Grow Facility shall be completely enclosed within a ten (10) foot-high chain-link fence and have a secure gate that will remain locked at all times, except for the minimum length of time needed to allow for ingress or egress.  All Medical Marihuana Facilities shall be built or renovated to meet current State of Michigan building codes. 5.  Signage:  There shall be no exterior signage using the word “marijuana”, “marihuana”, “cannabis”, or any other word, phrase, picture, or depiction commonly understood to refer to marihuana.  Neon signs and nonfunctional decorative lighting shall be prohibited. 6.  Lighting:  Light cast by light fixtures inside any building used for Medical Marihuana activities shall not be visible outside the building from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following day and shall shield such operation from direct view from any point along the lot lines. 7.  Odor:  The building shall be equipped with an activated carbon filtration system for odor control to ensure that air leaving the building through an exhaust vent first passes through an activated carbon filter.  The filtration system shall consist of one (1) or more fans and activated carbon filters.  At a minimum the fan(s) shall be sized for cubic feet per minute (CFM) equivalent to the volume of the building (length multiplied by width multiplied by height divided by three (3)).  The filters shall be rated for the applicable CFM.  The filtration system shall be maintained in working order and shall be in use.  The filters shall be changed a minimum of the manufacturers recommended specifications or as deemed necessary by the Township.  Negative air pressure shall be maintained inside the building.  Doors and windows shall remain closed, except for the minimum length of time needed to allow people to ingress or egress the building. (All in Favor Carried) 8.  Waste:  All Medical Marihuana Facilities must comply with LARA, MDEQ, and EPA environmental waste disposal guidelines.9.  Security Cameras:  Security cameras shall be sufficient to cover all access areas and shall be installed and directed to record only the subject property and may not be directed to public rights-of-way, as applicable, except as required to comply with licensing requirements of the state of Michigan.  The security cameras shall be in operation 24-hours a day, 7-days-a-week, and shall be set to maintain the record of the prior sixty (60) days of continuous operation.  All recordings shall be available to any law enforcement officials upon request for inspection. (All in Favor Carried) 10.  Activities:  All activities, including all transfers of marihuana, shall be conducted within the structure and out of public view.  No marihuana or tobacco products shall be smoked, ingested, or otherwise consumed at the facility.  11.  Hours:  Hours of operation shall be Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (All in Favor Carried) 12.  Appearance:  The exterior appearance of the structure shall be maintained so as to prevent blight, deterioration, or diminishment or impairment of property values within the immediate area. (All in Favor Carried) 13. Vehicles:  No vehicle used for transportation or delivery of marihuana or marihuana-related products shall have markings using the word “marijuana”, “marihuana”, “cannabis”, or any other word, phrase, picture, or depiction commonly understood to refer to marihuana.  Nor shall a vehicle advertise for the sale, transfer, cultivation, delivery, transportation, or manufacture of marihuana, or in any way indicate that it is transporting marihuana. (All in Favor Carried) 14.  Access:  Security access codes will be given to S.A.E.S.A. (Stockbridge Area Emergency Services Authority) and local law enforcement. (All in Favor Carried) 15.  Environmental:  All Medical Marihuana Facilities must comply with Section 8.02 Landscaping, Greenbelts, Buffering, and Screening. (All in Favor Carried) 16.  Plan Review:  All Medical Marihuana Facilities must comply with Article 12 Site Plan Review, and all Ingham County and State of Michigan requirements. (All in Favor Carried) Wetherell motioned to table until we hear Final word from Lara Lauckner second All in Favor Motion carried. Supervisor Lantis motioned to end the Special Stockbridge Township Board Meeting at 10:37pm All in Favor Motion Carried meeting adjourn



Waterloo Township Unapproved Board Meeting Minutes

20 July 2017    7:00 P.M.

9773 Mt. Hope Road

Munith, MI 49259

Call to Order:  7:00 p.m.

Present:  Lance, Walz, Kitley, Morency, McAlister. Also present: 3 residents.

Public Comment: None

Consent Agenda: Kitley motioned with support from Walz to accept the consent agenda as presented.  Aye/all; no/none.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

Kitley motioned with support from Walz to add a special assessment to taxes belonging to 10253 Plum Orchard Road, over a five-year period beginning with the winter 2017 taxes to cover the cost to the Township for demolition of the house on the property.  Aye/all; no/none.  Motion carried.

At 8:03 p.m. Kitley motioned with support from Walz to amend the above motion to read as 10253 Territorial Road instead of Plum Orchard Road. Aye/all; no/none.  Amendment to motion approved.

New Business:

Morency covered discussion that took place at the Planning Commission meeting in July.  They discussed asking the DNR to notify the Township if they will be having a controlled burn so that the Township can notify SAESA and the surrounding neighbors so as not to create alarm.  They continue to move forward in finalizing the Master Plan draft document.

Lance motioned with support from Morency to approve the Boundary Adjustment for Dean Katz and James Greene as presented, involving 1 acre adjusting Parent parcels 000-05-07-327-001-00 and 000-05-07-326-001-01 becoming new Parent Parcels 000-05-07-327-001-01 and 000-05-07-326-001-02.  Aye/all; no/none.  Motion carried.

Lance motioned with support from Walz to approve the Land Division Application as presented from Joanne Krasnoff Revocable Trust Parent Parcel # 000-10-04-476-001-12 into Parcel 11A 000-10-04-476-001-15; 11B 000-10-04-476-001-14 and 10 #000-10-04-476-001-13.  Aye/all; no/none.  Motion carried.

The board members discussed two different options sent from our law firm regarding code enforcement through civil infractions for us to adopt as ordinances.  Board members will go through both of them and give input on changes or acceptance of one of them before adopting as an ordinance.

Public Comment:  Beals suggested modifying our fee structure to include consulting an engineering firm regarding cell tower location situations and other projects that needs legal signature or a bigger scope of review giving us the option to use the consulting engineer (a certified person) to make things happen quicker and cleaner and be legally more feasible.  Sometimes a site plan requires a more in depth determination and we need the option of hiring a civil engineer.  There will be more discussion.

Adjournment:  Walz motioned with support from McAlister to adjourn at 8:17 p.m.  The next Planning Commission meeting will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., and the next regular board meeting will be August 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by:  Janice Kitley, Waterloo Township Clerk


Special Meeting of the Webster Township Board Meeting Agenda


August 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

The Webster Township Board Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Supervisor John Kingsley on August 1, 2017 at the Township Hall, 5665 Webster Church Road Dexter, MI 48130. Members present: Supervisor: John Kingsley, Clerk: Barbara Calleja, Treasurer: Carol Whitney, Trustees: Gary Koch, John Scharf, John Westman, Richard Kleinschmidt, Deputy Clerk: Donna Whitney, and 3 citizens.

Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag

Motion Westman second Scharf to approve the agenda as presented. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion Scharf, second Calleja that we adopt Resolution 14-17 dated August 1, 2017 at 6:25 p.m., pending a possible typographical change by our attorney.

Roll Call vote. Westman aye, Whitney nay, Kingsley aye, Calleja aye, Scharf aye, Kleinschmidt nay, Koch nay. Motion carried.

Motion Westman second Whitney to approve the expenditure of PDR funds not to exceed $500 to commission a survey and legal description of a public access easement associated with property

2011-4. Roll Call vote. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion Scharf second Koch to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m. All ayes, motion carried.

The full minutes and a copy of the Resolution are available at

Respectfully submitted, Barbara Calleja, Clerk



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