Waterloo Township

Waterloo Township Board Meeting Unapproved Minutes

28 February 2017    7:00 P.M.

9773 Mt. Hope Road

Munith, MI 49259

Call to Order:  7:00 p.m.

Present:  Lance, Kitley, Walz, Morency, and McAlister. Also present:  Charlie Barnum, Building Inspector and 7 residents.

Public Comment:  Ruth Burgess read a letter addressed to the Board stating several concerns regarding the Master Plan draft.  The letter is available for viewing at the township offices.  It is too costly to publish the letter in the paper.  The board is still looking into cost of sound deafening panels for walls and audio equipment.  Tom Clark expressed that there is a need for bicycle paths and reconstruction of Trist Rd., Seymour Rd and Mt. Hope Rd. for the purpose of safety for all of the bicycle groups that use the Waterloo Recreation Area for proposed rides in the summer as well as local residents who bicycle the Waterloo area.

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

Correspondence: There were two other letters concerning the Master Plan draft and whether it should be sent out to surrounding townships and be online for residents to view.  Both letters will also be available for viewing at the township offices.

Old Business: Bids were read for demolition of 10253 Territorial Road.  Bids were as follows:  K & D Excavating, $7700; Lester Brothers, $8400; Risner Building and Excavating, $8,000; Jim Moss & Son Construction, $16,675.  McAlister motioned with support from Morency to accept the K & D Excavating bid for demolition of 10253 Territorial Road at a cost of $7700.  Roll call vote: Yes/Walz, Lance, Morency, McAlister.  Abstain/Kitley.  No/none.  Motion carried.

New Business: Morency said that new PC member Ralph Schumacher was appointed as Secretary. Zoning ordinances will soon be looked at for updates.

Lance motioned with support from Walz to approve distribution of the Master Plan Draft to surrounding Townships and other entities whose comments are to be considered.  Yes/Lance, Walz, Kitley, McAlister.  No/Morency.  Motion carried.

Lance motioned with support from Morency to hold a special Board meeting on March 13 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of Board discussion of the Master Plan Draft.  Aye/all; No/none.  Motion carried.

Lance motioned with support from McAlister to appoint Gary Siegrist and Bill Steere to 2-year positions on the Planning Commission Committee.  Aye/all; No/none.  Motion carried.

An Alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals is needed. This will be posted on the website.

Lance motioned with support from Morency to appoint Bill Richardson to an addition position on the Extraction Committee.  Aye/all; no/none.  Motion carried.  Ted Beals will sit on the committee until a replacement for Janet Sanders is appointed from the Planning Commission.

Other Business That Comes Before The Board: Walz motioned with support from Kitley to approve the purchase of  4 white banquet tables and 32 chairs from Sam’s Club at a cost of $1398.  Roll call vote:  Yes/Kitley, Lance, Morency, McAlister, Walz.  No/none.  Motion carried.

Public Comment:  Tom Clark asked if there would be another draft of the Master Plan. Lance said no. Draft will be available for residents to look at on the website and copies would also be available on request at the Township offices.  Ruth Burgess felt it was embarrassing to send the draft out as it is now written.  Peggy Beals asked if tables for use at Board meetings could be donated.

Adjournment:  Walz motioned with support from McAlister to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.  Yes/all; no/none.  Motion carried.  The next Planning Commission meeting will be March 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The next regular board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Note: The regular board meeting dates are now the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Submitted by:  Janice Kitley, Waterloo Township Clerk

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