WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING – FEBRUARY 11, 2020
MEETING ROOM – 7:30 PM
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Supervisor Slucter with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Slucter, Rumsey, Fritts, Myers, Piper, Pray and Fabijancic
Fabijancic moved and Myers seconded to approve the agenda as written. Carried 7-0.
Myers moved and Piper seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Carried 7-0.
General Fund consisting of Voucher #32657 through Voucher #32706 equaling: $105,839.25 plus digital transfers and payments of $16,290.45 making a Grand Total of $122,129.70.
Payroll Report consisting of Voucher #41718 through #41736 equaling: $4,896.74 plus direct deposits of $37,848.90 making a Grand Total of $42,745.64.
Sheriff’s Report: Sheriff Reich reported 1) On incidents in the township. 2) All county cars have been switched over to the new radio system and its working great. 3) Eaton County had been selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails. Already there are success stories from people going through the program in Eaton County jail. 4) Working on budget and trying to get some positions restored.
Planning Commission: 1) Held the public hearing for the Zoning Ordinance Amendment to provide the zoning regulation of Adult Use Marihuana and recommended to the board for approval. 2) Approved the site plan for Dollar General with conditions. 3) Working on goals and objectives for the master plan.
Sewer Board: February’s meeting has been cancelled.
Emergency Service Department: Chief Miller reported 1) We have begun to switch over to the State 800 system, using portable radios and new pagers. The new radio base in the station as well as the apparatus will begin installation on Thursday. 2) Rumsey moved and Myers seconded to approve the hiring of Anne Marie Hoeve Cavalcante as an EMS trainee and Trevor Sims as a Fire and EMS trainee. Carried 7-0. 3) Emergency Service crews had a couple of arrest saves in the past couple of weeks. 4) Myers moved and Piper seconded to allow the Hugh Howard Canoe Challenge to use the back side of Emergency Services parking lot on April 24, 2020. Carried 7-0. 5) Interviews have concluded for the two open Lieutenant positions. Phil McGill and John Lance will start out as Acting Lieutenants for a six month period, with monthly performance reviews. 6) Asst Chief Fabijancic reported on prevention activities and the need for more information concerning Lake Life Farms building and Unitech Laboratory.
Assessor: The March Board of Review is scheduled for March 9th from 3pm to 9pm and March 12th from 9am to 3pm. Assessment notices to be sent out at the end of February.
Supervisor’s Report: Have been working on property violating the Public Nuisance Ordinance.
Eaton County Commissioner Matt Bowen reported there has been discussion on a Resolution, centered around the 2nd Amendment Rights, on whether to make Eaton County a Sanctuary County.
Ralph Reznick, Village of Dimondale President, reported there has been no action on whether to close Walnut Street, in front of the school, while school is still in session, to work on the Windsor Drain.
Other Reports & Announcements: None
Hear Public Present for Agenda Items: Public Comment was heard.
Slucter offered and Myers supported the final adoption to the Zoning Amendment Ordinance 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.
Ayes: Myers, Piper, Rumsey, Slucter, Fritts, Pray and Fabijancic
Solar Energy Systems Zoning Amendment Ordinance No. 46 Adopted: 7-0.
Matt Jankoviak updated the Board on the 9995 Billwood House: Gable ends are going up Wednesday, February 12 or Thursday, February 13, 2020; the front Trusses are completed and currently working on the back ones; and all the siding has been purchased.
Myers moved and Fabijancic seconded to table the 2020 Inter-Local Agreement for Local Police Services to next meeting, February 25, 2020. Carried: 7-0.
Discussion was held on the proposed Sewer Budget with it being noted there is no rate increase. Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to approve the Dimondale/Windsor Wastewater Treatment Plant 2020-2021 Budget as presented. Carried 7-0.
Pray offered and Piper supported to accept Planning Commission’s recommendation and Introduce the Zoning Amendment Ordinance No. 47; An Ordinance to amend the Windsor Charter Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to provide for the zoning regulation of Adult Use Marihuana Establishments; and designate such Establishments and Operations as special uses; in order to maintain the public health, safety and welfare of the residents and visitors to Windsor Charter Township. Further, Ordinance No. 47 will be considered for final adoption at the February 25, 2020 regular board meeting. Carried 7-0.
Rumsey offered and Piper supported the adoption of the Poverty Exemption Eligibility Requirements, Income Standards/Asset Test and Application Resolution for 2020 to comply with Public Act 206 of 1893 (MCL 211.7u).
Yeas: Myers, Piper, Rumsey, Slucter, Fritts, Pray and Fabijancic
Resolution adopted: 7-0.
Hear Public Present on any subject: Public comment was heard.
With no further business Supervisor Slucter adjourned the meeting at 8:45 pm.
Lisa A. Rumsey
Windsor Charter Township Clerk