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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
March 27, 2017, 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.

Ice Center Presentation by Mike Hatkowski

7.

Water and Sewer Presentation by Dan Carlton, Superintendent

Documents:
  1. Presentation1.pdf
8.

Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information

8.I.

JHA March 2017 Member News

8.II.

Utilities Committee meeting minutes of 3/13/2017

Documents:
  1. ws170313minutes.pdf
8.III.

Planning Commission meeting minutes of March 15, 2017

Documents:
  1. PCM170315.pdf
8.IV.

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes of March 22, 2017

Documents:
  1. fc170322minutes.pdf
8.V.

ZBA minutes of March 22, 2017

8.VI.

Balance Sheet and GL Report

9.

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

10.

Consent Agenda

10.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

10.I.i.

Minutes of March 13, 2017 and March 20, 2017

10.II.

Approval of the bills

10.II.i.

Bills

Documents:
  1. 170324bills.pdf
10.III.

The layout of the Preliminary Plat of Eagles Ridge, P.P. # 70-14-08-400-045, and part of P.P. # 70-14-08-400-025, located at 3358 Bauer Rd. and 8100 36th Ave., Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan.

Approval to adopt the staff report as findings of fact and to to grant tentative preliminary plat overall plat and phase 1 approval of the layout of the plat of Eagles Ridge, P.P. # 70-14-08-400-045, and part of P.P. # 70-14-08-400-025, located at 3358 Bauer Rd. and 8100 36th Ave., Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan, as shown on the drawing dated 2/9/17, and with the following conditions, as recommended by the Planning Commission:

  1. Building envelopes appear to meet ordinance requirements, but will be reviewed for exactness at the time a building permit application is submitted.  Many lots are affected by wetlands and drainage easements.  These situations are noted to be self-created by the developer and would not, therefore, qualify to meet the standard in the ordinance regarding self-created situations should any time in the future a variance be requested based on those circumstances.
  2. An association shall maintain the detention ponds and the parkway along Bauer Rd. or shall be noted to be the responsibility of the owners of lots 46 and 71 and 21.
  3. All fees, including deferred assessments, shall be paid prior to the issuance of any building permits.
  4. If there is to be a plat entry sign on Bauer, some type of legal instrument must be submitted for the maintenance of the sign.
  5. Attached garages with a minimum of 400 square feet shall be provided.
  6. Sidewalks will be provided by the individual property owner at the time a house is constructed. 
10.IV.

The layout of the Preliminary Plat of Highpoint View No. 3, P.P. # 70-14-20-200-053, located east of 36th Ave. and south of Baldwin, Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan.

Approval to adopt the staff report as findings of fact and to grant tentative preliminary plat approval of Highpoint View No. 3, P.P. # 70-14-20-200-053, located east of 36th Ave. and south of Baldwin, Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, MI, as shown on the drawing dated 2/6/17, on the basis that Township ordinances have been met with the following conditions, as recommended by the Planning Commission:

  1. Building envelopes appear to meet ordinance requirements, but will be reviewed for exactness at the time a building permit application is submitted.  The lots on Rosewood are noted to have the required 90 foot setback from the centerline of the road.  Some of the lots are affected by drainage easements.  These situations are noted to be self-created by the developer and would not, therefore, qualify to meet the standard in the ordinance regarding self-created situations should any time in the future a variance be requested based on those circumstances.
  2. Each house is required to have a 400 square foot attached garage as per Sec. 3.6(I) and is to have a minimum of two parking spaces as per Sec. 26.8.
  3. Sidewalks will be provided by the individual property owner at the time a house is constructed.  
  4. All fees, including deferred assessments, shall be paid prior to the issuance of any building permits. 
10.V.

Approval of Changes to the Policy 2009-03 for credit card acceptance, as recommended by the Finance Committee.


11.

Elmwood Sewer

 
Motion: To complete the Elmwood Sewer Project, from Maplewood Park to Cottonwood Dr., and to install sanitary sewer, sanitary laterals, sanitary force main, storm sewer, 30’ wide valley gutter road, and 8’ wide bituminous path on the north side of Elmwood; sewer main and laterals are to be installed on a deferred assessment basis, as recommended by the Utilities Committee.  


12.

Cost Sharing Agreement for Paving with Residents on 12th Ave. North of Jackson to I- 196


Motion: To approve the Township’s participation to pay 50% of the cost to pave 12th Ave. north of Jackson St. to I-196, contingent upon the property owners petitioning the Township to create a special assessment district to pay the other 50% of the cost, as recommended by the Utilities Committee.


13.

28th Ave. Sidewalk Installation


Motion: To initiate the process to require the installation of sidewalks on the east side of 28th Ave., from Baldwin St. to the south end of Hager Park, and to hold a public hearing. Each property owner will be granted the option to provide to the Township an additional 17’ of right-of-way, in which case the Township will pay for the cost of installation. If all property owners agree to grant the additional right-of-way, the Township will pay the cost for the installation of an 8’ bituminous path, as recommended by the Utilities Committee.

14.

Set Water and Sewer Rates



Motion: To approve changes to the Township water and sewer rates, as recommended by the Finance Committee.


15.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

15.I.

Comments

Documents:
  1. comments.pdf
16.

Discussion and General Information

17.

Meeting Adjourned