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February 7, 2017 Sylvan Township Board Meeting

Draft Meeting Minutes

Call to Order at 7:00 p.m.



Present:  Supervisor McKernan, Clerk Kennedy, Treasurer Branham, Trustee Koseck.

Absent:  Trustee Schmidt

Motion to approve of Agenda move by Branham, supported by Kennedy, all approved, motion carried.

Motion to approve January 3, 2017 Board meeting draft minutes, January 23, 2017 Work Session draft minutes and January 30, 2017 draft work session minutes by Branham, supported by Koseck, all approved, motion carried.

Motion to approve Presentation of Bills move Koseck, supported by Kennedy, all approved, motion carried.

Presentation from Trihn Pifer, Executive Director of Chelsea Senior Center

Public Comment, Committee Reports and Board Reports were given.

Unfinished Business:

Citizen of the Year 2016 –awarded to Karen Woollams for her dedication to the Township.

Website—getting quotes

Use of Board Room for non-Township activities—collecting policies from neighboring townships

New Business:

Motion to accept Trustee Schmidt resignation by Koseck, supported by Branham, all approved, motion carried.

Consideration of Township Trustee Vacancy Process—letters of interest by Feb 21, board will rank and select at March mtg.  Must appoint by 45 days from absence.  This term will run through 2018, then run in primary for remaining term through 2020.

Land Division Committee—will create resolution for future

Motion to Approve Resolution to Establish Treasurer Salary by Kennedy, supported by Koseck, all approved, motion carried.

2017-2018 Proposed Township Budget—all line item details will be available via pdf and upon request.  Draft budgets available for comment and discussion encouraged.

Consideration of Township Engineer—Midwestern Consulting does not do sewer and water.  Options: OHM serves Dexter Twp., Process Results in Ann Arbor (Chelsea, Manchester use), and Whiteman and Assoc. who partners with Infrastructure Alternatives.

Motion to appoint Tom McKernan as alternate to Leoni Regional Utilities Authority by Kennedy, supported by Branham, all approved, motion carried.

Motion to request the Planning Commission ratify the zoning map as soon as possible to create a new official zoning map for Sylvan Township by Kennedy, supported by Koseck, all approved, motion carried.  Discrepancies in various zoning districts have been identified on the last known adopted zoning map from 2009.   An official map signed by the Supervisor cannot been located.

Motion to approve revised Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meeting dates by Branham, supported by Koseck, all approved, motion carried.

Bids for copiers-current lease ends March 21, 2017—receiving bids

Public Comment was received.

Motion to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. by Branham, supported by McKernan, all approved, motion carried.

These are a synopsis of draft minutes.  To view minutes in their entirety, please visit www.sylvan-township.org.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen Kennedy, Sylvan Township Clerk

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