WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING – DECEMBER 8, 2020 – 7:30 PM
VIA VIDEO/TELECONFERENCE – GOTOMEETING
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 Pisano
Piper moved and Myers seconded to approve the Agenda as written. Carried 7-0.
Piper moved and Pisano seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Carried 7-0.
General Fund consisting of Voucher #33187 through Voucher #33272 equaling: $118,674.44 plus digital transfers and payments of $26,144.63 making a Grand Total of $144,819.07.
Payroll Report consisting of Voucher #41887 through #41906 equaling: $10,189.61 plus direct deposits of $59,627.48 making a Grand Total of $69,817.09.
Sheriff’s Report: Deputy Holliday reported on incidents in the township.
Planning Commission: Tomorrow there will be three Public Hearings for Special Use Permit request.
Sewer Board: At last meeting discussed the level of phosphates entering into the sewer system. A study is being done and more information is being gathered.
Emergency Service Department: Chief Miller reported: 1) One of the ambulances sideswiped a yellow pole at Eaton Rapids Medical Center while leaving the Emergency room, the area is quite tight. We are working with the insurance adjusters on claim. The ambulance is still in service and will only take about three days for repair. 2) The funds for the First Responder Hazard Pay Grant in the amount of $34,000.00 was received and dispersed to the Emergency Services Personnel that met the criteria. 3) The Township received $227,128.01 in State Revenue sharing for Fire Protection from the Local Community Stabilization Authority. This is more than in previous years. 4) The proposal from Kodiak was signed and the down payment was made to start the process rolling on the new ambulance. 5) Due to the new MIOSHA requirements, we have adjusted the Covid-19 procedure to include risk factors and such. 6) Three people, all currently licensed EMT’s, were interviewed for the EMS division. Paperwork is in the process of being completed, so background checks can start.
Assessor/Preston Community Services: December Board of Review is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15th at 9 AM.
Supervisor’s Report: 1) Bill Long, retired Sexton, has passed away. To honor Bill’s many years of service to the community, we have been working with Senator Tom Barrett’s office on a Tribute for Bill and it was just received. It’s a very nice Tribute and has been signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Senator Tom Barrett and Representative Angela Witwer. We will be presenting this Tribute to Bill’s wife Marty along with a plaque from the Township. An oak tree, donated by Cottage Gardens, has been planted at the cemetery in Bill’s honor. Working on obtaining a bronze plaque to be display at the tree. 2) Have been working on a lawsuit filed by Scott Carlson. After Mr. Carlson did not receive the property transfer affidavit he wanted through a FOIA request and appeal, he has filed a lawsuit. This document he wants has not been filed with the township and is not in our possession. On February 13, 2018, the Township Board passed a Resolution to waive the collection penalties or fines for the non-filing or late filing of Property Transfer Affidavits. 3) In reference to Blue Water Village code violations, they have made an effort to correct these violations; but there is minor setback issues in the distance with a couple of buildings. A letter basically accepting these setback conditions went out in the mail to them.
Public Officials: County Commissioner Matt Bowen announced this was his last meeting as commissioner and appreciated the time he had serving the community. Mr. Bowen volunteered his services to the township for any future positions.
Other Reports & Announcements: None
Hear Public Present for Agenda Items: None
Unfinished Business: None
Pray moved and Piper seconded to approve the reappointment of Fran Johnson and Brian Holtz to the Planning Commission for an additional three (3) year term. Carried 7-0.
Pisano moved and Piper seconded to approve the 2021 Meeting Schedule, changing the meeting time to 7:00 pm. Carried 7-0.
Myers moved and Piper seconded to approve the 2021 Holiday Schedule. Carried 7-0.
Rumsey moved and Fritts seconded to approve the Fees for 2021 as written with no fee increases. Carried 7-0.
Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to approve the Budget Amendments to the 2020 Budget as written. Carried 7-0.
Rumsey moved and Myers seconded to approve the 2021 Inter-Local Agreement for Local Police Services. Carried: 7-0.
Piper moved and Pisano seconded to approve AKEA’s website accessibility agreement. Carried 7-0.
In reference to 10652 W. Jolly Road, the Owner has failed or refused to comply with the Township Board’s Resolution and Order No. 20-004. Resolution and Order No. 20-007 was offered by Trustee Myers and Supported by Trustee Piper to contract for the demolition of the dangerous buildings or structures property and the making safe of the grounds adjoining the building or structure, located at 10652 W. Jolly Road, pursuant to Section 7(1) of Ordinance No. 39.
Ayes: Pisano, Pray, Fritts, Slucter, Rumsey, Piper and Myers.
Resolution and Order No. 20-007 approved: 7-0.
Hear Public Present on any subject: None
With no further business Supervisor Slucter adjourned the meeting at 8:28 pm.
Lisa A. Rumsey
Windsor Charter Township Clerk