Board Meeting Synopsis – Webster Township 5/15/18





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WEBSTER TOWNSIP

SYNOPSIS Regular Board Meeting

May 15, 2018, 7:00 P.M.



The Webster Township Board Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor John Kingsley on May 15, 2018 at the Webster 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, Zoning Administrator: Randy Raiford, Deputy Clerk: Donna Whitney and 15 citizens. Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag

Motion to approve the minutes as presented of the Webster Township Board of Trustees Regular Meeting held on April 17, 2018. Carried. Motion to approve the agenda asamended to add item L under New Business, PDR Expenditures. Carried. Motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and pay bills as presented, as well as those anticipated bills received before the June 19, 2018 meeting. Carried.

Motion to approve Cobblestone Farms events for June 16th, August 3rd-5th, September 16th and October 28, 2018 with the contingency that there are no complaints or problems from the previous event. Carried.     Motion to approve a Webster Township 2018 Local Gravel Road Improvement Survey to be sent out with the Summer Tax Bill 2018, for an amount not to exceed $750.00. Carried.

Motion to support the Dexter Area Historical Society in the amount of $250.00 for their storage and keeping of historical records. Carried. Motion to authorize contracts with the Washtenaw County Road Commission for the following projects: Three solid applications of Kaiser Well Brine in the amount of $42,985.80. Application of 6” limestone with associated ditching, etc. Valentine Road, Jennings to Webster Church Rd. in the amount of $67,500.00 and Valentine Road, Merrill to Scully Rd. in the amount of $117.700.00. Total amount: $228,185.80. Minus WCRC Matching Funds: $28,428.00. Total funds from FY2018 budget $199,757.80. Carried. Motion to make a budget adjustment of $70,000 in Line Item #101-449-813.000. Carried. Motion to approve the amended adoption date of the new Boundary Map to May 15, 2018 due to the zoning change made at the February 20,2018 Board Meeting. Carried. Motion to adopt Zoning Ordinance amendments replacing certain outmoded defined terms relating to roads with the correct current defined terms. Carried. Motion to adopt Zoning Ordinance amendments changing language regarding Escrows. Carried. Motion to adopt new Zoning Ordinance Section 16.30, creating a “Natural River Overlay District,” and allowing Webster Township to become a “local governance” jurisdiction under Michigan’s Natural Rivers program. Carried. Confirmation of the appointment of Kay Stremler to the Webster Township Planning Commission to finish out a term ending in January 2019. Motion to hire The Architects Design Group Inc. to be a supervising architect for the Webster Township Fire Station project. Carried. Motion to authorize a contract with UTEC for a new copy machine in the amount of $5,200.00. Carried. Motion to support Webster Township Historical Society in the amount of $350.00 for keeping Webster Township historical records and to continue positive relations for Webster Township. Carried.

Motion to postpone approval of expenditure of PDR funds, not to exceed $158,250 for the purchase of development rights on property described in application 2006-1. Carried. Motion to approve the expenditure of PDR funds, not to exceed $3200 to commission a survey described in application

2011-1. Carried. Motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:07 p.m. Carried.

Respectfully submitted, Barbara Calleja, Clerk. www.twp.webster.mi.usfor full meeting minutes.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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