REGULAR MEETING – MAY 11, 2021 – 7:00 PM




The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Supervisor Slucter with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Present:  Slucter, Rumsey, Fritts, Myers, Pray and Pisano

Absent:  Piper


Pisano moved and Myers seconded to approve the Agenda as written. Carried 6-0.


Myers moved and Fritts seconded to approve the Consent Agenda.  Carried 6-0.


General Fund consisting of Voucher #33469 through Voucher #33507 equaling: $96,732.89 plus digital transfers and payments of $1,351.27 making a Grand Total of $98,084.16. 


Payroll Report consisting of Voucher #41967 through #41987 and Direct Deposit #DD2552 through #DD2609 plus digital payments for a Grand Total of 70,823.11. 




     Sheriff’s Report:  Deputy Holliday reported on incidents in the township.


     Planning Commission:  At meeting last month, renewed two annual Special Use Permits and tomorrow’s meeting agenda includes reviewing two more annual Special Use Permits, setting a public hearing for a change of zoning request and continuing discussion on Master Plan/Zoning Ordinance Update.


     Sewer Board:  April meeting has been cancelled and May meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2021.


     Emergency Service Department:  Chief Miller reported: 1) Had a few significant calls since the last meeting.  2) The chip issue that has been plaguing the auto manufacturers could possible push our new ambulance back from January 2022 delivery date. 3) Tanker 11-55 has damage in the pump from a rock, which tore up the impeller.  Can still be used to haul water and nursing operations.  Hopefully will receive parts for repair soon


     Assessor/Preston Community Services:   Finalizing the assessor roll getting ready to hand over to treasurer for Summer taxes.  Starting to work on the next step for the state’s assessor reform, going through the data base and standardizing classifications.


    Supervisor’s Report:  1) Received email and calls inquiring on when the Library will be open.  Shirley Watson, President of the Library Board, read a statement:  “It’s our intention to move the Library to Phase 4 of our reopening plan which will allow limited occupancy and to do so with 4-8 weeks or sooner if possible.  In addition we look forward to the creation of a joint committee between members of the township board and library board to address issues that affect both of us.”  The discussion continued on a joint committee.  2)  Trash was reported on Wilbur Hwy, the public service department responded within the hour and it was cleaned up before we could get there.  Thank you to whomever picked up the trash.  3) Statistics on accidents at the intersections of Canal & Windsor Hwy and Canal & Vermontville Hwy were obtained.  For the time period 1/01/2010 to current, at Canal & Windsor Hwy, there were 16 accidents with 4 being personal injury and at Canal & Vermontville Hwy, there were 47 accidents with 10 being personal injury.  4)  Been working on getting Harvest Park road dedicated.


Public Officials:  None


     Other Reports & Announcements:  

Jim Bogi reported they were fine tuning the cemetery for Memorial Day and gave an update on the cemetery mausoleum repairs. 

Clerk Rumsey reported on the May 4th Special School Election.  We had a 32% overall turnout between both Waverly and Holt Schools. 


Hear Public Present for Agenda Items:  None


Unfinished Business:

Pray moved and Slucter seconded to un-table the Special Use Permit for Terry Haines (5096 Canal Rd).  Carried 6-0. After much discussion, Slucter moved and Pray seconded to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the petitioned Special Land Use Permit for a portion (approximately 800 SF) of the principal structure for use as a primary caregiver to be located on the east side of Canal Rd and as legally described in Section 15 of Windsor Charter Township (Parcel Tax ID #: 080-015-300-066-00) based on the following reasoning and conditions:  Reasoning 1) Subject to the conditions provided below, it is found that the petitioned special land use meets the general standards as provided for in Article VIII of the Ordinance.  2) Subject to the conditions provided below, it is found that the preliminary site plan generally meets the general standards as provided for B-2 District and site development requirements set for under Section 5.8-A.3.  Conditions 1) Provide information as noted under Section 3 and 4 of the staff report as having not been provided for on the site plan or in supplemental information.  2) Provide manufacturers documentation on fans and filters proposed for odor mitigation use.  3) Provide plans indicating the location of where the FM200 Fire Suppression System will be housed.  4) A final site plan shall be submitted for final approval by the Planning Commission.  Carried 6-0.


New Business: None


Hear Public Present on any subject:  None


At the regular meeting of the Windsor Charter Township Board of Trustees held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in accordance with MCL 15.268(e),   Rumsey   moved and   Fritts    supported to go into closed session to discuss attorney’s legal opinion.


Roll Call was taken:  Ayes:    6        Nays:    0        Absent:    1    

Township Board went into closed session at 7:45 pm. 


With no further business Supervisor Slucter adjourned the meeting at 8:39 pm.


                                                                                    Lisa A. Rumsey

                                                                                    Windsor Charter Township Clerk