REGULAR MEETING – JULY 14, 2020 – 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

Absent:  None


Piper moved and Fabijancic seconded to approve the agenda as written. Carried 7-0.


Myers moved and Piper seconded to remove Treasurers Report from Consent Agenda.  Carried 7-0.


Myers moved and Fabijancic seconded to approve Consent Agenda minus the Treasurers Report; Minutes of Previous Regular Meeting, General Fund Bills and Payroll.  Carried 7-0.


General Fund consisting of Voucher #32929 through Voucher #32984 equaling: $71,496.13 plus digital transfers and payments of $19,175.42 making a Grand Total of $90,671.55. 


Payroll Report consisting of Voucher #41810 through #41822 equaling: $4,444.59 plus direct deposits of $38,775.14 making a Grand Total of $43,219.73. 


Discussion was held on Treasurer Report; the General Fund Bills detail of $90,671.55 does not match the Total of Bills on Treasurers report of $91,417.43, off by $745.88. Myers moved and Piper seconded to table Treasurers Report until July 28, 2020 regular meeting to allow time for Treasurer and Clerk to determine the discrepancy.   Carried 7-0.




     Sheriff’s Report:  Deputy Holliday reported on some incidents in the township, audio was lost, report to continue at next meeting.


     Planning Commission:  1) Held a Public Hearing for a zoning change on the east 10 acres of Parcel 080-010-100-004-00 for Consumers Energy and voted to recommend to the township board to approve rezoning.  2) A Special Use Permit Public Hearing was set for next regular meeting.


     Sewer Board:  July’s meeting has been cancelled for lack of agenda items.


     Emergency Service Department:  Chief Miller reported: 1) Reviewing some CARES funding for COVID-19 response.  2) Have had some major expenditures in vehicle maintenance over the past few weeks. 3) Over the past week have seen an increase in calls for victims of violence.


     Assessor/Preston Community Services:  1) July Board of Review has been scheduled for July 21, 2020 from 9 AM to 10 AM.  This July Board of Review is not typical due to Governor’s executive orders allowing protest at this Review.  It was noted that tax assessments are based on property values as of December 31, 2019, not as of current situation.  2)  Approximately 400 notices went out for annual review of properties.  Staff to start field work next week. Personal protection equipment will be worn and social distancing will be followed by field staff.  3) Zoning map to be ready by the end of next week.   4)  Will coordinate with Planning Chairperson to schedule workshops to review draft zoning ordinance and master plan revisions


    Supervisor’s Report: 1) Working on obtaining information to establish a building department. 2) Have received quite a few complaints concerning guns discharging and more recently complaints of Tannerite explosions. Calling a committee meeting to explore options to resolve issue. 



Public Officials:

Representative Angela Witwer gave an update on what’s been happening recently.  1) Governor signed Senate Bill 690 which appropriated one hundred million dollars for Michigan Small Business Restart Program and fifteen million more for the Agriculture Safety Program.  Will start receiving application on July 15, 2020 for either Program.  2) The Michigan Education Association President is doing a Zoom Town Hall with Representative Witwer on July 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  Sign up on Representative Witwer’s Facebook page.  3)  The latest Executive Order is the mask order.  4) Auto no fault changes took effective July 1st.  Check with your agent for the best policy for you.  5)  If you are still have issues with unemployment, contact her office for help.  6) Representative Witwer host a Speaker series every other week on Facebook.  On Monday at 2 PM on Facebook Live, talking about how to make life better in our communities for our senior population. 7) Scheduling a State Tribute for the reopening of the new Windmill Travel Center in Windsor Township.


     Other Reports & Announcements:   

James Bogi of the Public Service Department reported on burials in the township cemeteries.

Treasurer Fritts reported the township’s annual audit went well.  


Hear Public Present for Agenda Items: 

Cheryl Salkeld, 6905 Thornhill Dr – asked several questions in reference to the property Consumers Energy has an interest in at the corner of Canal and Billwood. Also concerned with hearing guns discharging along Billwood Hwy.


Austin Robison, 9453 Billwood Hwy – noted he and his wife sent letter to supervisor and hopes their concerns will be addressed.  Also expressed concerns with Consumers Energy as well.


Unfinished Business:  

Matt Jankoviak updated the Board on the 9995 Billwood House.  Having trouble with contractor showing up to finish outside of house.  In process of looking for new contractor.  Supervisor Slucter requested to see a construction contract and schedule at next meeting.  


New Business:

Rumsey moved and Piper supported that the request from Michigan State Police Museum and Learning Center of Dimondale, county of Eaton, asking that they be recognized as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining charitable gaming licenses, be considered for approval.

Yeas:  Myers, Piper, Rumsey, Slucter, Fritts, Pray and Fabijancic

Nays:  None

Motion Carried:  7-0.


Slucter moved and Pray seconded to approve one (1) Medical Marijuana Class C Grower and one (1) Processor Facility Permits for Lake Life Farms, 10350 Harvest Park, subject to building floor plan being provided.  Motion Carried:  7-0.


Pray moved and Fabijancic seconded to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation and   Introduce the intent to rezone the east ten (10) acres of Parcel No. 080-010-100-004-00 from PUD to M-1. Further the rezoning be considered for adoption by the Township Board at the July 28, 2020 Regular Board Meeting.  Motion Carried:  7-0.


Hear Public Present on any subject: 

Kelly Morton introduced herself as running for Eaton County 56A District Court Judge.

Cheryl Salkeld expressed her concern about odor from Harvest Park.


With no further business Supervisor Slucter adjourned the meeting at 8:30 pm.



                                                                                    Lisa A. Rumsey

                                                                                    Windsor Charter Township Clerk