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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
February 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.


1.

Call to Order

2.

Prayer for Guidance

2.I.

Richard VanderKlok

3.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

4.

Roll Call

5.

Approval of Agenda

6.

Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information

6.I.

Finance Committee meeting minutes of January 10, 2018 and February 7, 2018

6.II.

January 17, 2018 Planning Commission meeting minutes

Documents:
  1. PCM180117.pdf
6.III.

Services Committee minutes of February 8, 2018

Documents:
  1. sc180208minutes.pdf
6.IV.

Mineral Mining Board meeting minutes of January 29, 2018

Documents:
  1. minutes180129.pdf
6.V.

December 2017 Sheriff Department Report

Documents:
  1. Report.pdf
6.VI.

JHA January 2018 Newsletter

6.VII.

Letter from Ottawa County Road Commission dated 1.16.18 regarding signing at 12th Ave. and Chippewa

6.VIII.

January 29, 2018 letter from OCRC regarding 12th Ave. and Chippewa

6.IX.

Balance Sheet and GL Report November 2017

6.X.

Balance Sheet and GL Report December 2017

7.

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

7.I.

1st period comments

8.

Consent Agenda

8.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

8.I.i.

Township Board Meeting Minutes of January 8, 2018

8.II.

Approval of the bills

8.II.i.

January 22, 2018 bills, February 12, 2018 bills and utility bills

8.III.

Approval to authorize the Superintendent to shrink the fleet for the Senior Transportation Program by pursuing the sale of the 2009 Glaval bus, as well as the 2014 Eldorado Aeroelite, upon completion of the current replacement order, as recommended by the Services Committee.

8.IV.

Approval to authorize the purchase of replacement computers and the purchase of a minivan to replace the 2013 Dodge Caravan for the Senior Center Transportation Program, using grant money from MDOT, as recommended by the Services Committee.

9.

(REZ1803) Ordinance 2018-06 To change from (LDR) Low Density Residential to (AG) Agriculture parcels of land described as P.P. # 70-14-07-400-009 and -023, located at 4050 Bauer Rd. and 42nd Ave



Motion: To approve the resolution, as recommended by the Planning Commission.
9.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
10.

Introduction and First Reading of Ordinance No. 2018-07, Mineral Mining Ordinance Revision



Motion: To approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2018-07, Mineral Mining Ordinance Revision, as recommended by the Finance Committee, as follows:


ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP MINERAL MINING ORDINANCE

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GEORGETOWN (the “Township”) ORDAINS:

Article I. Sec. 27-72 of the Mineral Mining Ordinance is revised to read as follows:

Sec. 26-72.  Definitions.

For purposes of this article, the following definitions and provisions shall apply:

 

(a) Mineral mining official: The engineer zoning administrator of Georgetown Charter Township or such other person as from time to time appointed by resolution of the township board.

(d) Review board: A mineral mining review board (the "review board") is hereby created. The review board shall consist of two members of the township board appointed by the township board and two members of the township planning commission appointed by the township supervisor subject to confirmation by the township board and a mineral mining official. The terms of the members of the review board shall be three years but in no event longer than their respective official tenures. Meetings of the review board shall be open to the public and shall be held as necessary to consider applications for licenses or to take other actions as provided by this article. A meeting shall be held within 45 days of receipt by the township of an application for a license. Action of the review board requires a concurring vote of not less than a majority of the three members. The review board shall keep a record of its proceedings, findings and determinations, which shall be a public record and shall be filed in the office of the township clerk. The review board may establish rules to govern its procedures and may call on other township officials or boards for assistance in the performance of its duties.

Article II. Except as specified above, the balance of the Georgetown Charter Township Mineral Mining Ordinance, as amended, shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

Article III. Severability. In the event that any one or more sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall be found to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases, or other words of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment, and the balance of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

Article IV. Effective Date. This Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall become effective upon the expiration of seven (7) days after the date this Ordinance/ordinance amendment or a summary thereof appears in the newspaper after adoption as provided by law.
10.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
11.

Introduction and First Reading of Ordinance No. 2018-08, Distillery Ordinance Revision



Motion:           To approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 2018-07, Distillery Ordinance, as recommended by the Finance Committee, as follows:
11.I.

Ordinance No. 2018-08, Distillery Ordinance Revision

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP LIQUOR LICENSE AND CONTROL ORDINANCE TO ADD A NEW AND REVISED SUBSECTION 4-6(a)(18) (and delete subsections 4-6(a)(19) and (20)) REGARDING DISTILLERIES AND TASTING FACILITIES RELATED THERETO.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GEORGETOWN (the “Township”) ORDAINS:

Article I.         A new and revised Subsection 4-6(a)(18) is hereby added to the Georgetown Charter Township Liquor License and Control Ordinance (which will amend the existing Subsection 4-6(a)(18)) to read as follows:

(18)     Any premises that has a distillery that produces spirits on site or has a distillery that produces spirits on site that also serves such spirits to customers on site are prohibited unless the activities, sales or dispensing regarding the spirits produced on site is limited to the following:

a.  The manufacturing and distillery of spirits.

b. The sale of spirits in sealed bottles or containers to customers (not to be consumed on site).

c. Allowing members of the general public to taste or sample such spirits produced on site.  However, customers may not be charged a fee or other monetary consideration for such sample and the sample may not involve the mixing of spirits with any other drinks (i.e. the spirits produced on site may not be mixed with soda pop, quinine water, juice, fruit, ice cream, drink mixes or any other alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages). 

d. If any food is served to customers on site or there is any fee for sampling any spirits produced on site, then the requirements of Subsections 4‑6(a)(15) and (16) for a restaurant shall apply.  If the distillery qualifies as a restaurant and receives all approvals from the Township for a restaurant, then any samples given to members of the public on site may involve a fee or a monetary consideration and the spirits produced on site may be sold for consumption on site and may be mixed with other beverages for on-site consumption if the appropriate liquor license is obtained from the Township and the state and all other Township ordinance requirements are met. 


A distillery that is open to the public shall also comply with all of the following:


i. The distillery may be open to the public only from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ii. The distillery shall have no more than 10 seats for members of the public unless it also meets the requirements for a restaurant pursuant to Subsections 4-6(a)(15) and (16). 



The Township Board may attach conditions to the operation of any such distillery.

*  *  *

This new Subsection 4-6(a)(18) shall replace and supersede Subsections 4-6(a)(18), (19) and (20) previously adopted by the Township Board for Georgetown Charter Township on December 11, 2017.

Article II.        Except as specified above, the balance of the Georgetown Charter Township Liquor License and Control Ordinance, as amended, shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

Article III.       Severability.  In the event that any one or more sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall be found to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or the enforceability of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases, or other words of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment, and the balance of this Ordinance/ordinance amendment shall remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

Article IV.       Effective Date.  This ordinance shall become effective upon the expiration of the thirtieth day after publication after adoption.  This ordinance was read for the first time on _______________, 2018, published on ______________, 2018, read for the second time and adopted by the Georgetown Charter Township Board on _______________, 2018, published for the second time on _____________, 2018, and effective thirty days from second publication.

                                                                                   

Richard VanderKlok, Clerk

                                                                           Georgetown Charter Township

Documents:
  1. Changes shown.pdf
11.II.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
12.

Reconsider Distillery Liquor License Application



The proposed motion was requested by the Township Board at the January 8, 2018 meeting. 


Motion: To approve the resolution for Michigan Moonshine LLC and to authorize the Clerk to sign the LCC106 Local Government Resolution (local government approval) upon the submission to the Township of the completed Zoning and Compliance Agreement.
13.

Road Commission Wetland Proposal



Motion:           To authorize the Township Superintendent to enter into any and all agreements including signing easements with the Ottawa County Road Commission and the State of Michigan to create the wetland area adjacent to Maplewood Lake as proposed on the Maplewood Park Master Plan, as recommended by the Finance Committee.

14.

Maplewood Trail Extension Master Plan and Grant Opportunities



Motion:           To initiate the process of amending the Maplewood Park Master Plan to include the future trail, as recommended by the Services Committee.
15.

Resolution for Written Appeals to Board of Review by Residents



Motion:           To approve the resolution as follows:

RESOLUTION FOR WRITTEN APPEALS TO BOR BY RESIDENTS

Whereas, Under PA206 of 1893, The governing body of a local tax collecting unit may allow, by resolution, a resident taxpayer to file his or her protest before the board of review by letter without personal appearance by the taxpayer or his or her agent. (MCL 211.30);

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED the Township of Georgetown, Ottawa County authorizes a resident taxpayer to file his or her protest before the board of review by letter without personal appearance by the taxpayer or his or her agent. 
15.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
16.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

16.I.

2nd period Comments

17.

Discussion and General Information

18.

Meeting Adjourned