WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING – JANUARY 12, 2021 – 7:00 PM
VIA VIDEO/TELECONFERENCE – GOTOMEETING
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Supervisor Slucter with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Slucter, Rumsey, Fritts, Myers, Piper, Pray and Pisano
Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to approve the Agenda as written. Carried 7-0.
Myers moved and Piper seconded to approve the Consent Agenda as amended, correcting the Special Meeting Minutes time of adjournment. Carried 7-0.
General Fund consisting of Voucher #33273 through Voucher #33319 and Voucher #41919 through Voucher #41920 equaling: $68,678.68 plus digital transfers and payments of $22,379.14 making a Grand Total of $91,057.82.
Payroll Report consisting of Voucher #41907 through #41918 equaling: $5,081.14 plus direct deposits of $37,206.99 making a Grand Total of $42,288.13.
Sheriff’s Report: None
Planning Commission: At last meeting held three Public Hearings for Special Use Permit request and recommended to township board for approval. January 13th meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.
Sewer Board: Scheduled to meet Thursday, January 21, 2021.
Emergency Service Department: Chief Miller reported: 1) In process of hiring three people to the Emergency Services staff, waiting on physicals to be completed. 2) Several of the Emergency Services staff have received their first round of the Covid-19 vaccine. 3) Melissa Endicott has stepped back from the 4 hour daytime position to being Paid on Call only.
Assessor/Preston Community Services: 1) Preparing 2021 assessments. 2) The March Board of Review will start the week of March 8th. Appeals can be made in writing or by appointment. 3) The poverty appeal application is being updated to incorporate the recent changes under statue.
Supervisor’s Report: 1) Working on a solution to restrict or limit the discharging of firearms in a densely populated residential area. 2) Have two abandoned houses looking to start the dangerous building ordinance process and working on three nuisance ordinance violations.
Public Officials: None
Other Reports & Announcements: None
Hear Public Present for Agenda Items: None
Unfinished Business: None
Slucter moved and Pray seconded to appoint Matt Bowen and James Fabijancic to the Planning Commission. Carried 7-0.
Slucter moved and Pisano seconded to reappoint Sandra Pray, as the township board representative, to the Planning Commission. Carried 7-0.
It has been recommended by the Sewer Board to adjust the sewer rates for uses based on seating occupancy for restaurants due to Covid restraints. New rates will be based on 50% seating capacity. The new rates will be retroactive to March 1, 2020. Rumsey moved and Piper seconded to reduce the sewer billing for restaurants based upon 50% seating capacity retroactive to March 1, 2020. Carried 7-0.
Discussion was held on a previous approved Special Use Permit for Green Peak Industries (GPI), for property located at 5943 N. Michigan Ave. Joe Neller, representative from GPI stated they are withdrawing their Special Use Permit for Michigan Ave., as the facility did not meet their needs. This new facility at 9410 Davis Hwy will meet their current and future needs. Slucter offered and Pray supported to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve Green Peak Special Use Permit for an adult use marihuana cultivation and processing facility located at 9410 Davis Hwy (Parcel ID #080-003-100-023-01), as its found to meet the general standards of Article VIII of the Ordinance, subject to a final site plan being submitted for final approval by the Planning Commission.
Ayes: Myers, Piper, Rumsey, Slucter, Fritts, Pray and Pisano
Green Peak Industries Special Use Permit for 5943 N. Michigan Ave. approved: 7-0.
Discussion was held on the Eaton County Road Commission Proposed 2021 Millage Program. Will keep in contact with the Road Commission on dust control for township gravel roads.
Hear Public Present on any subject: None
At the regular meeting of the Windsor Charter Township Board of Trustees held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in accordance with MCL 15.268(d), Pray moved and Myers supported to go into closed session to discuss real estate.
Roll Call was taken: Ayes: 7 Nays: 0 Absent: 0
Township Board went into closed session at 7:47 pm.
Slucter reopened the regular meeting at 8:42 pm.
Slucter moved and Pray seconded to instruct real estate broker to present counter offer on Holt Road property for the terms discussed in closed session. Carried 7-0.
With no further business Supervisor Slucter adjourned the meeting at 8:43 pm.
Lisa A. Rumsey
Windsor Charter Township Clerk