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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
January 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.


1.

Call to Order

2.

Prayer for Guidance

2.I.

Jim Wierenga

3.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

4.

Roll Call

5.

Approval of Agenda

6.

Presentation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department

7.

Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information

7.I.

Utilities Committee meeting minutes of 12/11/2017

Documents:
  1. ws171211minutes.pdf
7.II.

Zoning Board of Appeals meeting minutes of December 13, 2017

7.III.

Finance Committee meeting minutes of January 3, 3018

Documents:
  1. fc180103minutes.pdf
7.IV.

Services Committee minutes of January 4, 2018

Documents:
  1. sc180104minutes.pdf
8.

Public Comments for items remaining on the agenda (maximum of three minutes per person)

9.

Consent Agenda

9.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

9.I.i.

Township Board Meeting Minutes of December 11, 2017

Documents:
  1. TBM171211.pdf
9.II.

Approval of the bills

9.II.i.

Bills and Utility Bills

9.III.

Approval to resurface the roads in 2018 that are highlighted in green on the Township staff recommended list, as recommended by the Utilities Committee.

Also, to add Hearthway Ave. to the list of roads to be resurfaced in 2018 for a cost of $72,947.60, as recommended by the Finance Committee.  Note it had been left off the initial list that was received from the OCRC.
9.IV.

Approval to authorize the Superintendent to purchase computers for Township offices based on the current five year replacement plan, as recommended by the Finance Committee.

9.V.

Approval to purchase a new truck for the Department of Public Works for $16,800.00 from the low bidder, Borgman Ford, to replace the 2011 Ford F150 truck with 104,000 miles, as recommended by the Finance Committee.

9.VI.

Approval to authorize $28,000 for the Superintendent to resolve the Pinewood sewer issue, as recommended by the Utilities Committee.

10.

Library Improvement Resolution



Motion:           To approve the following resolution, as recommended by the Finance Committee:

Georgetown Township Library Improvement Resolution


At a regular meeting of the Georgetown Charter Township Board, held in Ottawa County, State of Michigan on January 8, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Present:          

Absent:

The following resolution was offered by              and seconded by                   :


WHEREAS, the Township Board has determined that libraries are a community center, free and open to the entire community, providing equal access to information, resources, and support to community members of all ages, interests, and abilities; and


 WHEREAS, the Township Board has determined that libraries are a gathering place for exploring new ideas, learning new skills, and meeting new people, and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Board has determined that libraries help foster a healthy and vibrant community that attracts new residents and businesses; and


WHEREAS, the Township Board has determined that libraries are important partners with parents and local school systems in promoting literacy and education and fostering child development; and


WHEREAS,
Township Boards in the past as far back as 2009, and including the current Township Board, have determined that library improvements were a Board goal and have been saving funds for such a project.


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township Board does authorize the Finance Committee to spend up to twelve million dollars to build a library not to exceed 30,000 square feet in the current location and for related improvements.



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT
the Finance Committee can create a citizen committee for the purposed of gathering community input to help establish priorities for the library improvements.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Township Board does authorize the transfer of one million dollars from the Stabilization fund where the funds have been saved for a future need.  



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that the Township Board does authorize the Superintendent to sell cell tower leases to help fund the project.

                                                                                                              

GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP

Dated: ________________                                                                                                

By:      Richard VanderKlok

Its:       Clerk


10.I.

Library Concept Drawing and Library Estimate

10.II.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
11.

Cottonwood Dr. Watermain



Motion:           To approve the replacement of the watermain along Cottonwood Dr., for an estimated amount of $1.5 million, as part of the Cottonwood Dr. rebuild project in 2018, as recommended by the Utilities Committee.
12.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

13.

Discussion and General Information

14.

Meeting Adjourned