REGULAR MEETING – JULY 28, 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 Myers seconded to approve the agenda as written.  Carried 7-0.


Piper moved and Fabijancic seconded to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as written.  Carried 7-0.


Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to untable treasury report. Carried 7-0.   Discussion was held on electronic check #968 to Pitney Bowes Global Financial, for lease on postage meter.  The check was incorrectly dated in the computer for May when it should have been June 11, 2020; therefore was left off the detail check register report for June by mistake. This is why at the last meeting the general fund bills detail did not match the treasury report.  Myers moved and Piper seconded to receive treasury report.  Carried 7-0.




     Sheriff’s Report:  None


     Planning Commission:  At next meeting a public hearing is scheduled for a Special Use Permit.


     Sewer Board:  July’s meeting was cancelled.


     Emergency Service Department:   Chief Miller reported 1) Update was given on maintenance issues with Ambulance 170, Engine 11-51 and 11-53.  2) Prevention inspections have begun again after being put on hold due to pandemic.  3)  Working on applying for a hazard pay premium grant program put out by the Michigan Department of Treasury.  Myers moved and Piper seconded authorizing Supervisor Slucter to sign grant application.  Carried 7-0.


     Assessor/Preston Community Services:  1) July Board of Review was last week and process several appeals/corrections. 2) Zoning map has been completed and continue to move forward with the Planning Commission on master plan/zoning ordinance workshops.


Library:  1) New guidance was given from the state on quarantining of library materials from 72 hours to 96 hours.  2) Working on wireless printing options. 3) Penal fines are down by 25% from last year, looking at options to make up shortfall.  4)  Will be having author visits virtually.


    Supervisor’s Report:  1) Held the Dangerous Building Hearing on 10652 W. Jolly Road.  Property owner didn’t show but two neighbors were there lending their support for a dangerous building.  2) Discovered a person, claiming to have a medical marijuana caregiver license, was growing on a commercial property at 5096 Canal Road.  Our zoning ordinance requires a special use permit to grow marijuana on commercial property.  A cease and desist letter was sent.  3) Township and Library Audit was touched upon.  4) A study was done on whether the township should start its own Building/Construction Code Department.  More research is being done and will have a recommendation at next meeting.  5)  The township’s Holt Road property was discussed.  There is an irregular triangle piece of the property, approximately 6000 SF that if disposed of would clean up the property description and would not affect a sale of the whole parcel.  There are two adjacent property owners, both are interested in purchasing.  Myers moved and Piper seconded authorizing Supervisor Slucter to proceed with sealed bids between the two adjacent property owners of the irregular triangle piece (approximately 6000 SF) of Holt Road property and for purchaser to pay all closing cost.  Carried 7-0.  6) Pray corn is available.  A discount is being offered to, Emergency Services workers at the Gunnell Road stand.  7)  Patricia Pisano, currently a Planning Commission member, was introduced as a Write In Candidate for Township Trustee on the August 4, 2020 Election.  8)  A note was received from Sue Wright Reid on how happy she is with the care of the cemetery.  She visits often and wants to thank the Sextons for their good work.   


Public Officials:

Dairus Reynnet introduced himself as running for County Commissioner District 10.  Visit his Facebook page, Reynnet for County Commissioner.


Commissioner Matt Bowen running for re-election for County Commissioner District 10.  Gave an update on what’s been going on in Eaton County.


Will Pitylak introduced himself as running for County Drain Commissioner.


     Other Reports & Announcements:   None


Hear Public Present for Agenda Items:  Public Comment was heard.


Unfinished Business:  

Matt Jankoviak gave an update on the 9995 Billwood House. 


Trustee Pray offered and Trustee Fabijancic supported the final adoption on the rezoning of the east ten (10) acres of Parcel No. 080-010-100-004-00, from PUD to M-1.

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

Nays:  None

Ordinance to amend the zoning map adopted:  7-0.


New Business:

Slucter moved and Piper seconded to schedule a public hearing on the dangerous building located at 10652 W. Jolly Road before the regular meeting on August 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the meeting room of the Emergency Services building.   Carried 6-0.


Rumsey moved and Myers seconded to adopt the Food & Beverage Policy as presented with the removal of regular meeting and special meetings at end of item 1 and in item 4 add after Clerk “Emergency Services Chief or designee” and change the amount per occasion to $500.00.  Carried 7-0.


Hear Public Present on any subject:  Public comment was heard.


With no further business Supervisor Slucter adjourned the meeting at 9:06 pm.



                                                                                    Lisa A. Rumsey

                                                                                    Windsor Charter Township Clerk