Clarence Township, Calhoun County Michigan

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Minutes CLARENCE TOWNSHIP - Regular Meeting August 14, 2017

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Supervisor R. Fisher.


Present: Present: R. Fisher, L. Kubiak, W. Obrinske, S. Proteau and S. Ott.

MINUTES:The minutes of the July 10, 2017 meeting were presented. Moved by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to accept minutes as printed. Approved.

The Treasurerís report was received with $864,854.01 in fund monies. Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by W. Obrinske to accept the Treasurerís report subject to audit. Roll call taken 5 ayes 0 nays.

GUEST SPEAKER:Gary Tompkins 7th District County Commissioner: Talked about his trip to Washington DC and the White House with Michigan County Commissioners Conference. Christopher Boltís role as Managing Director of our Road Department has ended with Calhoun County.

Sheriff Max Saxton let the residents know that Breaking and Enterings are down in Clarence Township. The Sheriff Department is hiring four new Deputies.

CITIZENS COMMENTS: 16 citizens present: Some citizens are concerned about Speed Limits around the area. Supervisor Fisher will call the Sheriff Department ask for a little more road patrol in the area.

CORRESPONDANCE: A Resident on Anderson Drive requested the Zoning Board of Appeals to review her Zoning Violation to classify the wall as a fence. Zoning Board of Appeals granted her request.


Fire Board: Fire Board: Linda: No Report.

Calhoun Road Dept.: Walt: No Report.
Planning Commission: Sue: No Report.
Website: Ken Cool: No Report.
Five Year Township Recreation Plan: Bill Taylor: No Report.

OLD BUSINESS: Proposal from D.L.Z. of $14, 601.83 to evaluate sewer lagoons for different aeration system and to apply for Grant for replacement of lift-station motors. Motion by S. Ott and supported by L. Kubiak to hire D.L.Z. to evaluate sewer lagoons and to apply for Grants. Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays.

Amendments to Township Zoning Ordinance Section 23.16 addressing large outdoor public gathering for 150 or more people. S. Proteau moved to adopt the amendment ordinance of the 1991 Clarence Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended, prepared by Landplan Inc. and dated July 26, 2017, and recommended for Township Board adoption by the Planning Commission, and which shall be assigned the ordinance number of 24-8 supported by S. Ott. Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays.

Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by W. Obrinske for Resolution 08-01-17 to hire David Smith as Township Attorney. Motion Approved.

The Township Board reviewed the Fire Department charges ordinance of Springport Township, after much discussion it was decided that no action be taken at this time.
Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by W. Obrinske for Resolution 08-02-17 Aquatic Weed treatment cost for 2017 tax year will be $75.00 for lake front properties. Roll vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays.


PAY BILLS: Motion by L. Kubiak supported by S. Ott, to pay bills for the end of July in the amount of $7,089.50 Roll call vote taken: 5 ayes 0 nays: Approved.
Motion by L. Kubiak supported by S. Ott to pay bills for the first part August in the amount $64,565.36.
Roll call vote taken: 5ayes 0 nays Approved.

Motion by L. Kubiak and supported by S. Ott to adjourn the meeting at 7:50.M.

Next regular meeting September 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Sheryl Proteau Clarence Township Clerk