THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OSHTEMO

Township Board Minutes

SEPTEMBER 9, 1997

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 Elaine Branch
Treasurer Lois Brown
Trustee Norman Anderson
Trustee Marvin Block
Trustee David Bushouse
Trustee Fred Johnson

Also present was Richard Reed, Township Attorney and Robert Snell, Township Engineer, along with 3 interested people.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion made by Block, seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes of the last meeting, August 26, as prepared. Carried.

Income to the General Fund of $3,116.64 and disbursements of $102,399.94 were reported. Fire Fund income was $14,011.50 with disbursements of $51,069.94. Motion made by Bushouse, seconded by Johnson to approve the report and pay the bills. Carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS

NONE

REZONING - SECTION 35 - CORAKIS

An ordinance rezoning approximately 3.5 acres, situated to the rear of property located at 6703 Stadium Drive, from "AG" to "C" Local Business, was presented for Second Reading and adoption. Motion made by Brown, seconded by Johnson to approve the Planning Commissions recommendation to rezone the property from "AG" to "C" and adopt the ordinance amendment. Roll call showed: All Board Members voting "aye".

FRUIT BELT ELECTRIC FRANCHISE RENEWAL

Attorney Reed presented an ordinance that grants the Fruit Belt Electric Cooperative a renewal of their irrevocable franchise, for thirty (30) years. The issue will be submitted to the voters in November of 1998, for their confirmation. It was explained that Fruit Belt Electric serves a small section of the township along South VanKal.

Motion made by Brown, seconded by Block to accept the ordinance for First Reading and set the Second Reading for September 23. Carried.

WINDOWS AND DOORS

The Building Committee recommended the replacement of five windows in the rear of the office building along with the installation of exterior airlock doors on the two employee entrances. The new energy efficient windows and doors will provide an energy savings and better working conditions.

Four bids were sought and two were received.

Vandam & Krusinga $14,878.38 Pro Glassworks $10,300.00

Motion made by Anderson, seconded by Johnson to purchase the windows and doors from Pro Glassworks. Supervisor Fleckenstein stated he would abstain because a family member owned the company. Motion carried 6 to 0 with 1 abstention

OTHER BUSINESS

GREYSTONE PLAT WATER PROBLEM -

Attorney Reed asked that this matter be added to the agenda due to the timing of the Public Hearing. He explained, in order to more fairly assess the properties responsible for the water run off problem in the Greystone Plat, he recommended that the Township petition the Board of Determination to consolidate the Greystone Plat Drainage District and the Forest Creek Drainage District and organized a single district.

He further explained that this action in no way suggests the Township has any liability for the cost of the remedy. It is only a tool to aid in the fair distribution of the assessment for the needed remedy.

There was general discussion about how the run off water flowed and which area should be included or not included.

Trustee Bushouse questioned past action and stated he felt there should be other avenues available to solve the problem before assessing the people. An explanation was given of the lega jurisdiction and proposed remedy the problem.

A resolution was presented and a motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Johnson to adopt the resolution to ask for the consolidation of the two districts. Roll call showed: Anderson - yes

Johnson - yes Block - yes Brown - yes Bushouse - no Branch - yes Fleckenstein - yes
(copy filed in "Supplements to Minutes")

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

ELAINE J. BRANCH, CMC Attested: RON FLECKENSTEIN
Township Clerk Supervisor

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THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OSHTEMO

Township Board Minutes

SEPTEMBER 9, 1997

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 Elaine Branch
Treasurer Lois Brown
Trustee Norman Anderson
Trustee Marvin Block
Trustee David Bushouse
Trustee Fred Johnson

Also present was Richard Reed, Township Attorney and Robert Snell, Township Engineer, along with 3 interested people.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion made by Block, seconded by Anderson to approve the minutes of the last meeting, August 26, as prepared. Carried.

Income to the General Fund of $3,116.64 and disbursements of $102,399.94 were reported. Fire Fund income was $14,011.50 with disbursements of $51,069.94. Motion made by Bushouse, seconded by Johnson to approve the report and pay the bills. Carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS

NONE

REZONING - SECTION 35 - CORAKIS

An ordinance rezoning approximately 3.5 acres, situated to the rear of property located at 6703 Stadium Drive, from "AG" to "C" Local Business, was presented for Second Reading and adoption. Motion made by Brown, seconded by Johnson to approve the Planning Commissions recommendation to rezone the property from "AG" to "C" and adopt the ordinance amendment. Roll call showed: All Board Members voting "aye".

FRUIT BELT ELECTRIC FRANCHISE RENEWAL

Attorney Reed presented an ordinance that grants the Fruit Belt Electric Cooperative a renewal of their irrevocable franchise, for thirty (30) years. The issue will be submitted to the voters in November of 1998, for their confirmation. It was explained that Fruit Belt Electric serves a small section of the township along South VanKal.

Motion made by Brown, seconded by Block to accept the ordinance for First Reading and set the Second Reading for September 23. Carried.

WINDOWS AND DOORS

The Building Committee recommended the replacement of five windows in the rear of the office building along with the installation of exterior airlock doors on the two employee entrances. The new energy efficient windows and doors will provide an energy savings and better working conditions.

Four bids were sought and two were received.

Vandam & Krusinga $14,878.38 Pro Glassworks $10,300.00

Motion made by Anderson, seconded by Johnson to purchase the windows and doors from Pro Glassworks. Supervisor Fleckenstein stated he would abstain because a family member owned the company. Motion carried 6 to 0 with 1 abstention

OTHER BUSINESS

GREYSTONE PLAT WATER PROBLEM -

Attorney Reed asked that this matter be added to the agenda due to the timing of the Public Hearing. He explained, in order to more fairly assess the properties responsible for the water run off problem in the Greystone Plat, he recommended that the Township petition the Board of Determination to consolidate the Greystone Plat Drainage District and the Forest Creek Drainage District and organized a single district.

He further explained that this action in no way suggests the Township has any liability for the cost of the remedy. It is only a tool to aid in the fair distribution of the assessment for the needed remedy.

There was general discussion about how the run off water flowed and which area should be included or not included.

Trustee Bushouse questioned past action and stated he felt there should be other avenues available to solve the problem before assessing the people. An explanation was given of the lega jurisdiction and proposed remedy the problem.

A resolution was presented and a motion was made by Anderson, seconded by Johnson to adopt the resolution to ask for the consolidation of the two districts. Roll call showed: Anderson - yes

Johnson - yes Block - yes Brown - yes Bushouse - no Branch - yes Fleckenstein - yes
(copy filed in "Supplements to Minutes")

There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

ELAINE J. BRANCH, CMC Attested: RON FLECKENSTEIN
Township Clerk Supervisor