Board Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance given by all present.

Roll Call: Treasurer Halbower, Supervisor Noble, Clerk Johnson, Trustee Jager, and Trustee Wilson.

Add to agenda. Cindy Buckner – concerns on Cedar Creek Drive

Agenda is set.

Review of minutes:

010115 Trustee Jager made a motion to accept the December 09, 2014 minutes as Trustee Wilson seconded. CARRIED.

Review of Bills:

010215 Trustee Wilson made the motion to pay the bills as presented. Trustee seconded. CARRIED.

Business from the Floor: Mr. Jeff Lohman newly sworn in Muskegon County Commissioner talked about the various committees he is on or going to be on – committees that he can represent our township on.

Treasurer’s Report:

010315 Trustee Wilson made the motion to accept the treasurers report as presented. Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Department Reports:
Received written reports from Art for the fire department.

Planning Commission Chair Ken Schaub reported that their regular meeting is the 20th this month. They will be working on wording of Zoning Ordinances. There is also a public hearing coming up in February for Jager’s.

No Correspondence:

Unfinished Business: Cindy Buckner of Cedar Creek Drive addressed the board regarding Cedar Creek Drive. The road used to be maintained years ago and the contract was not renewed. She has contacted Ken Hulka about having the road maintained again. The Road Commission will look at it in Spring and let her know if possible, and if so she would like the townships help with setting up a Special Assessment for it.

New Business: Appointments

010415 Trustee Jager made the motion to appoint Brian Fialek to the Park Commission. Trustee
Wilson seconded. CARRIED.

010515 Trustee Wilson made the motion to appoint Tom Monette, Sr. as alternate to the Zoning Board of Review. Trustee Jager seconded. CARRIED.

Park Caretaker Agreement

010615 Trustee Wilson made the motion to renew the Park Caretaker agreement. Clerk seconded. CARRIED.

Free Dump Day – suggested date of May 09, 2015

010715 Trustee Jager made the motion to accept May 09, 2015 as our free dump day. Wilson seconded.. CARRIED.

2015 Poverty Guidelines

010815 Trustee Jager made the motion to adopt the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Trustee Wilson
seconded. CARRIED.

Blight Ordinance: Discussion of the ordinance. Two changes were suggested and agreed on. Change to 38.003 Sec. 3 – add on at the end “at owners expense“. Correct typo error in 38.007 sec 7.7 – remove “y” after 7.7.

010915 Treasurer Halbower made the motion to approve Holton Township Blight Ordinance # 38.000.
Trustee Wilson seconded. ROLL CALL VOTE: Trustee Wilson – YES, Trustee Jager – YES, Clerk Johnson – YES, Supervisor Noble – YES, Treasurer Halbower – YES. Supervisor Noble Declared Ordinance # 38.000 adopted.

Motion to Adjourn:

011015 Trustee Wilson made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Trustee seconded. CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted,

Melanie Johnson
Holton Township Clerk

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