WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 28, 2020
MEETING ROOM – 7:30 PM
Meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Trustee Myers with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Myers, Rumsey, Fritts, Piper, Pray and Fabijancic
Piper moved and Fabijancic seconded to approve the agenda as written. Carried: 6-0.
Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as amended, under New Business, change the address of the Billwood House from 9555 to 9995. Carried 6-0.
Sherriff’s Report: None
Planning Commission: At next meeting on February 5, 2020, holding a Public Hearing for Zoning Ordinance Amendment to provide for the zoning regulation of Adult Use Marihuana Establishments.
Sewer Board: 1) At last meeting recommended approval of the 2020-21 sewer budget to the Dimondale Village Council and Windsor Township to adopt. 2) Continuing to collect and analyze data from industrial use.
Emergency Services Department: 1) Assisted Delta Township Fire on a commercial structure fire at the corner of Sanders and Millett. 2) Restoration is taking place after a water pipe burst in the ceiling of the meeting room. 3) Attended a Windsor Drain meeting, this afternoon, in reference to Walnut Street construction schedule.
Library: 1) Distributed a 2019 Snapshot of our year at the Library. 2) Spread the word, the Adult Winter Reading program has begun, stop in and register.
Supervisor Report: None
Public Officials: Ben Cwayna introduced himself as a candidate for District Court Judge. He gave an overview on his background, experience and interest. For more information you can visit his website at and find him on Facebook (Vote Ben for Judge).
Other Reports & Announcements: 1) After the last board meeting, the township attorney sent out a letter of understanding to Crandell Bros Trucking in reference to the use of their property along Lansing Road causing disturbance to News Road residents. 2) Thursday, February 6, 2020 Eaton Rapids Township will be holding a Special Meeting to discuss the standing water at Canal and Columbia Road as well as drainage issues.
HEAR PUBLIC PRESENT FOR AGENDA ITEMS: None
Discussion took place on the house located at 9995 Billwood Hwy. A timeline for completion of the property’s exterior was provided. Rumsey moved and Myers seconded to accept the timeline provided and keep on the agenda for each board meeting to monitor progress until completion. Carried 6-0.
The minor changes to the Proposed Solar Energy Zoning Ordinance Amendment were completed. Clarification between small and large systems were made. Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to accept Planning Commission’s recommendation, with minor changes, and Introduce the Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 46; An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Windsor Charter Township to add Small Solar Energy Systems as a use permitted by right and to add Large Solar Energy Systems as a use permitted by special use permit in the Light Industrial District (M-1), Heavy Industrial District (M-2), and in the Agricultural District (A-1), to include Small Solar Energy Systems as a use not requiring site plan review, as well as to include supplementary regulations related to Small and large Solar Energy Systems and provide special use permit standards for Large Solar Energy Systems. Further, Ordinance No. 46 will be considered for final adoption at the February 11, 2020 regular board meeting. Carried 6-0.
Rumsey offered and Piper supported the Resolution to Authorize the removal of a parcel from Sanitary Sewer System District No. 8, the request for removal was due to parcel not able to connect to the system and has installed a private septic system to service 7378 Creyts Road, parcel number 23-080-002-300-080-00, removal from District No. 8 is hereby granted.
Yeas: Fabijancic, Pray, Fritts, Rumsey, Piper and Myers
Resolution adopted: 6-0-1.
HEAR PUBLIC PRESENT ON ANY SUBJECT:
Public Comment was heard.
With no further business Piper moved and Rumsey seconded to adjourn the meeting. Carried: 6-0. Adjourned at 8:04 pm.
Lisa A. Rumsey, Clerk
Windsor Charter Township