Meeting Minutes - October 9, 2017

Charlevoix Township Board

Minutes of Regular Meeting

October 9, 2017

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The Charlevoix Township Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor Center with Board Members Rajewski, Christiansen, and Williams present.  Witherspoon was absent.


Supervisor Center announced that the zoning change requested for a possible assisted living and memory care center on Boyne City Road would not be on the agenda as originally planned due to errors found on the original application for rezoning with regard to incomplete tax ID numbers for the subject parcels. Center stated that the developer was instructed to submit a new application to begin the process again and that the property owners within 300 feet of the subject parcels would be notified of a new Public Hearing date.


The minutes of the regular September 11, 2017, Board meeting  were accepted as presented with two corrections: The reference to "Northern Lights" Economic Alliance should have said "Northern Lakes" Economic Alliance, and the minutes should reflect that a copy of Resolution #17-011 is attached to the minutes.


The financial report was given by Treasurer Williams, and the quarterly budget report was distributed.  


Water supervisor Holecheck informed the Board that Matt's Underground would begin work next week to install a new 10-inch water feed line from Old Orchard to the tower.


Fire Chief Thorp displayed new fire department jackets, which will cost approximately $245 each. After further discussion, Williams made the motion, with Rajewski supporting, that the Township would purchase the jackets with the requirement that each jacket recipient would be required to pay $100.00 of the jacket cost and that who the recipients would be would be high-volume participants chosen by the Fire Chief. Motion carried unanimously.  (M-57-17)


Public comment was heard inquiring if the boat launch dock was being worked on.


Supervisor Center indicated he received a request from the Skatepark for an annual donation.  After further discussion, Rajewsk made the motion, with Williams supporting, to approve a $500.00 donation.  Motion carried unanimously.   (M-58-17)


The township received the final billing from the subcontractor who maintains the Southside Beautification project.  After further discussion, Christensen made the motion, with Rajewski supporting, that the final bill of $7,144.30 be approved for payment.  Motion carried unanimously. (M-59-17)


The need for general maintenance of generators was discussed.  Christensen asked Holecheck what regular maintenance was done and Holecheck indicated that the generators were run at least once a month and that the Township has a maintenance contract on them.  Further discussion involved the need for automatic switches, and Holecheck will pursue bids for both North and South side water tower pumps.


A previous bid had been received from North Country Power for approximately $4,988 to install automatic transfer switches at the two firehouses. After further discussion, Williams made the motion, with Christensen supporting, that the bid be accepted.  Motion carried unanimously.  (M-60-17)





After delaying discussion of the Application received from the Belvedere Club for a lot split, information was received from the Zoning Administrator for the Board's clarification of the exact parcel involved. The Belvedere Club was requesting a split of parcel #004-034-039-00 to create a 100-foot-wide "greenbelt" parcel along the bike path, and then allowing for possible sale of the remaining parcel by the Club.  The parent parcel was approximately 9.375 acres, and the Zoning Administrator had already approved the split.  After clarification and further discussion, Williams made the motion, with Christensen supporting, that the lot split be approved.  Motion carried unanimously.  (M-61-17)


Rajewski made the motion, with Christensen supporting, to allow the Clerk to pay bills presented and appropriated. Motion carried unanimously.   (M-62-17)


Public comment was heard regarding the maintenance of the "big pie" on the South side that is done by Vince Currier at no charge, and it was suggested that Currier be recognized at the next Board meeting.


The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa A. Sotuyo, Recording Secretary