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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
November 13, 2017, 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 Curt TerHaar, Coordinator of Park Planning and Development

7.

Superintendent Update

8.

Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information

8.I.

Zoning Board of Appeals meeting minutes of October 25, 2017

8.II.

Finance Committee meeting minutes of November 8, 2017

Documents:
  1. fc171108minutes.pdf
8.III.

Services Committee minutes of November 8, 2017

Documents:
  1. sc171108minutes.pdf
8.IV.

Planning Commission meeting minutes of November 1, 2017

Documents:
  1. PCM171101.pdf
8.V.

JHA October 2017 Member News

8.VI.

Ottawa County Road Commission letter dated 10-31-2017 regarding 28th Ave. and

8.VII.

Sheriff's Department September and October 2017 Reports

9.

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

10.

Consent Agenda

10.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

10.I.i.

Township Board Meeting Minutes of October 23, 2017

Documents:
  1. TBM171023.pdf
10.II.

Approval of the bills

10.II.i.

Bills and Utility Bills

11.

Fire Officer Promotions



Motion: To confirm the appointments by the Superintendent, as recommended by Fire Chief Dan Hamming and the Services Committee:

  1. Assistant Chief Gene DeWitt to the position of Deputy Fire Chief;
  2. Firefighter Phil VandenHeuvel to the position of Lieutenant at Fire Station #1;
  3. Firefighter John Nienhuis to the position of Lieutenant at Fire Station #3

12.

Fire Department Request for Jet Boat Motor



Motion: To allow the Superintendent to authorize the purchase of a jet boat motor for the jet boat at Fire Station #3, as recommended by Fire Chief Dan Hamming and Services Committee.

13.

Mowing Contract



Motion: To authorize the Superintendent to cancel the current mowing contract, as recommended by the Services Committee.
14.

Guideline Resolution for Poverty Exemption



Motion:: To approve the Guideline Resolution for Poverty Exemption, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
14.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
15.

Resolution for Waiver of Penalty and Interest for Untimely Filed Property Transfer Affidavits



Motion: To approve the Resolution for Waiver of Penalty and Interest for Untimely Filed Property Transfer Affidavits, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
15.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
16.

Green Meadow Condo Sidewalk Deviation



Motion: to approve the request from Green Meadow Condos to deviate the sidewalk onto their existing driveways.  Green Meadow will grant a non-motorized easement across the driveways along 18th Ave. and Edson Dr. and additional road right-of-ways as necessary.  The Township will make connections at each boundary and at the intersection if needed.  The deviation is recommended by the Utilities Committee.

17.

Resolution to Adopt Water Asset Management Plan



Motion: To approve the following resolution:

Whereas, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has required a Water Asset Management Plan of all water utilities serving over 1,000 in population by January 1, 2018, per the Michigan’s Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, R325 11606.Rule 1606.

Whereas, Georgetown Township has hired Prein&Newhof to perform this requirement.

Whereas, in cooperation with the Georgetown Township staff, including the Department of Public Works staff, a final report meeting this requirement has been presented.

Now, therefore be it resolved, that Georgetown Township approved said Water Assets Management Plan.

17.II.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
18.

Liquor License (LIQ1703) for Michigan Moonshine LLC, 664 Baldwin



Motion:  To  the resolution for the Liquor License (LIQ1703) for Michigan Moonshine LLC, 664 Baldwin, forwarded to the Board from the Finance Committee.
18.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
19.

Distributed Antenna Systems



Motion:           To adopt the resolution with fee schedule allowing Distributed Antenna Systems to be placed in certain circumstances, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
Documents:
  1. DAS Resolution.pdf
19.I.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
20.

Operation Changes at Library



Motion:           To join the MelCat Service, begin the process of inter-library loans for AV material and to eliminate the rental fee for DVDs, as requested by Rob Bristow, Library Director, and as recommended by the Services Committee.
21.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

22.

Discussion and General Information

23.

Meeting Adjourned