December 12th, 2019

Call to Order

The Charlevoix Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Center with Board Members Christiansen, Rajewski, Witherspoon and Williams present.

The minutes of the Regular November 11, 2019 Board meeting were accepted.

Financial Report

The financial report was given by Treasurer Williams. As of the end of October, the General Fund was at $416,932.54; Water Fund $145,250.28; the Fire Department $63,796.48; Trust and Agency $3,991.93; Fire Department Bond Retirement fund $137,969.66; and the Fire Station Construction Account $300,078.41.

Departments

Water Department: Wrapping everything up for winter and working on cross connection inspections.

Fire Department: Nothing to report at this time.

Zoning: Zoning Administrator Ferguson’s report was reviewed and discussed.

New Business

Water Department: Dan Riley has passed his state exam for the State of Michigan drinking water operator’s license. This responsibility had been sublet to Performance Engineering. The Township would like to thank Performance Engineering for their leadership and mentoring of Dan. Supervisor Center recommends that Dan Riley be promoted to Operator in Charge with an hourly rate of $25 per hour Rajewski made the Motion, with Christianson supporting, to promote Dan Riley to Operator in Charge and increase his hourly wage to $25 per hour effective January 1, 2020. Motion carried unanimously. (M-56-19)

Lot Split: A lot split for property owned by Pete Pace (near Esperance/Urhick) was reviewed and discussed. The proposed split meets all requirements. Williams made the Motion with Witherspoon supporting, to accept the lot split as presented. Motion carried unanimously. (M-57- 19)

St. Mary Cement Brownfield Plan Amendment: Mac McClelland of Otwell Mawby spoke regarding St. Mary Cement’s request amend brownfield plan to make a line item adjustment, moving interest allocation to account for demolition and asbestos abatement, with no change in the total budget. This has been reviewed and approved by the Brownfield Authority. . Christianson made the Motion with Williams supporting, to accept the amendment to the Brownfield Plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously. (M-58-19)

County Storm Water Control Ordinance: The Ordinance was passed in 2012, which contained a sunset clause wherein the Township could have their own storm water control or renew with the County. Witherspoon made the Motion with Williams supporting, to have the county control the Storm Water Control Ordinance. Motion carried unanimously. (M-59-19) (Agenda was amended to move this matter to #4 on the agenda)

Property Value Issues/Assessment with Kmart store: The sales for old Kmart buildings throughout Michigan were compared to come up with a price per square foot of $14.50. The owners were asking to settle the matter to approximately $12.50 a square foot. After discussion, Kmart representatives agreed to the $14.50 per square foot. Christianson made the Motion with Williams supporting, to accept the $14.50 per square foot for issue. Motion carried unanimously. (M-60-19)

Charlevoix Cheboygan Emmet County Central Dispatch Authority: Pam Woodbury, the executive director of the Charlevoix Cheboygan Emmet County Central Dispatch Authority was present to discuss areas that they are looking at a place to install a tower in the area to improve quality and reception. They looked at places that meet the needs and think the new fire department would be a good spot. They are proposing to install 45ft x 45ft footprint area wherein they would have a tower and small building for equipment. The Board feels that the new fire department property/area is not the best placement for the tower and have suggested other areas. They will review and study the alternative areas.

Supervisor Update: The cleaning company wanted access to the Fire Department on Thursday. Also would like to thank Dave Christianson for all his work on Fire Station build.

Two FOIA requests were received by the Township and have been taken care of.
Rajewski made the Motion, with Christianson supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay bills presented.

Motion carried unanimously. (M-61-19)

Public Comments: None

Announcements: Planning Commission Meeting a week from Wednesday

The meeting adjourned at 7:58p.m. Respectfully submitted

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EXECUTIVE ORDER: Governor announced an executive order called Stay Home Stay Safe closing all non essential businesses. That includes Charlevoix Township Hall. Our water department and fire station personnel will continue to work.