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OSHTEMO CHARTER TOWNSHIP

TOWNSHIP BOARD

July 11, 2000


                                
The Oshtemo Township Board held its regular meeting at the Township Hall. The meeting was
called to order by Supervisor Fleckenstein, at 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT:
Supervisor Ron Fleckenstein
Clerk Deb Everett
Treasurer Lois Brown
Trustee Norm Anderson			
Trustee Marvin Block
Trustee Dave Bushouse
Trustee Fred Johnson

Also present was Richard Reed, Township Attorney, Bob Snell, Township Engineer, and 16
interested people.

Clerk Everett advised the Planning Department had requested the minutes of the June 27th
meeting be corrected as follows: regarding the Text Amendment - I-R District, 2nd paragraph,
third line, change "permitted" to "allowed", 3rd paragraph, second line, change second
"permitted" to "special exception use".  Motion made by Block, seconded by Johnson to approve
the minutes as corrected.  Carried.  

Income to the General Fund of $16,941.82 and disbursements of $95,866.01 were reported. 
Income to the Fire Fund of $1,396.39 and disbursements of $60,902.53 were reported.   Motion
made by Johnson, seconded by Anderson to acknowledge the receipts and pay the bills.  Carried.
                                
                       CITIZENS COMMENTS
Kadir Mohmand, 6147 Old Log Trail, referring to a July 3rd article in the Kalamazoo Gazette
was critical of Supervisor Fleckensteinís comments.  He further commented he will continue
looking into the 10th Street/West Main office development to see if any of the Republican Party
top officials have connections to the development.  He further requested that his comments from
the June 27th meeting be put in the minutes.  (Copy of statement read at June 27th meeting has
been filed in Supplements to Minutes) 

William Jameson, 1715 Old Deer Run, commented on a variance request regarding signage
tabled by the Zoning Board of Appeals at the July 10th meeting, stating he felt when presented
with a variance request, the ZBA should act on it, not table it in anticipation of the Planning
Commission recommending a change to permit the use.  He also commented the sign ordinance
is reasonable and would urge a careful look before considering changes to the proposed sign
ordinance.

Ed Sharp, 379 West Ridge Circle, questioned a variance granted regarding the square footage for
an office building in the 9th Street Focus Area Overlay Zone, stating he felt it did not meet the
criteria of the overlay zone as approved.  Supervisor Fleckenstein advised the Planning
Department would respond.  

          TEXT AMENDMENT - I-R, I-1, C, C-1 DISTRICTS
The Planning Commission recommendation regarding office use in the I-R and I-1 districts and
removal of enclosed storage buildings and mini-warehouses from the C and C-1 districts was
before the Board for first reading.

Motion made by Block, seconded by Anderson to set the text amendment for second reading on
July 25th.  Carried.  

    MASTER LAND USE PLAN - AMENDMENT TO INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
The Planning Commission recommendation to amend the Master Land Use Plan updating text 
regarding the Industrial districts was before the Board for first reading.

Motion made by Brown, seconded by Block to set the amendment for second reading on July
25th.  Carried.

   TEXT AMENDMENT - DRIVE UP & DRIVE THROUGH SERVICE WINDOWS
The Planning Commission recommendation to change drive up and drive thorough windows
from permitted uses to special exception uses in the Commercial districts was before the Board
for first reading.   

Motion made by Block, seconded by Johnson to set the amendment for second reading on July
25th.  Carried.  

                                
             ACTION MATTERS - GUS MACKER TOURNAMENT
Terri Benton-Ollie, representing Action Matters, was present to announce the Gus Macker
Basketball Tournament will be returning to Kalamazoo, to be held September 29th  - October 1st 
at Maple Hill Mall.  She advised there will be other activities including training for referees, kids
arts and crafts, wellness information, tutoring sign-up and voter registration.  She urged anyone
interested in participating to volunteer.

                     BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
Trustee Johnson inquired if the Post Office driveway on Drake Road was still planned to be 
closed and redirected through the mall property to the traffic light.  Supervisor Fleckenstein
responded he had been advised this was the case but has not received a recent update.

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Trustee Bushouse advised he would not be at the July 25th meeting.

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Treasurer Brown provided the Board with a final report on the Gypsy Moth spray program.  She
advised the County probably will not continue the program; it was not as successful as they had
hoped it would be.
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Trustee Block inquired if a requirement for right turns only could be placed on the eastern most
drive from Meijers onto West Main due to the number of accidents that occur.  Supervisor
Fleckenstein advised they can be contacted.  
  
                                
There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.



DEBORAH L. EVERETT                              Attested: RON FLECKENSTEIN
Township Clerk                                            Supervisor