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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
October 28, 2019, 7:00 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.

September 23, 2019 Utilities Committee meeting minutes

Documents:
  1. ws190923minutes.pdf
6.II.

August 2019 Sheriff Department Report

6.III.

Sheriff's Department September 2019 Monthly Report

6.IV.

September 25, 2019 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting minutes

6.V.

October 2, 2019 Planning Commission meeting minutes

Documents:
  1. PCM191002.pdf
6.VI.

JHA October 2019 Newsletter

6.VII.

JHA October 2019 Treasurer Report and September 2019 minutes

6.VIII.

October 16, 2019 Planning Commission meeting minutes

Documents:
  1. PCM191016.pdf
6.IX.

October 23, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. fc191023minutes.pdf
6.X.

October 2019 Investment Report

6.XI.

Balance Sheet and GL Report

7.

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

8.

Consent Agenda

8.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

8.I.i.

September 23, 2019 Township Board Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. TBM190923.pdf
8.II.

Approval of the bills

8.II.i.

Bills for October 14, 2019

8.II.ii.

October 28, 2019 Bills

Documents:
  1. 191025bills.pdf
8.III.

Approval of the Guideline Resolution for Poverty Exemption, as recommended by the Finance Committee

8.IV.

Approval to adopt the staff report as finding of fact and to grant tentative preliminary plat approval of the overall Preliminary Plat of Sugar Maple Estates, P.P. # 70-14-21-100-095, located at Sugar Maple Dr., zoned LDR, Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan, as shown on the drawing dated 06/04/19, and with the following conditions, as recommended by the Planning Commission:

a)      Building envelopes appear to meet ordinance requirements, but will be reviewed for exactness at the time a building permit application is submitted.  Some lots are affected by a drainage easement or a detention basin and those are situations noted to be created by the developer and would be considered to be a self-created situation in case any variance requests are submitted in the future. 

b)      There shall be no plat entry sign.

c)      Attached garages with a minimum of 400 square feet shall be provided.

d)     Sidewalks will be provided by the individual property owner at the time a house is constructed. 


8.V.

Approval of the Request to Extend Tentative Preliminary Plat Approval of Teton Farm for one year, as recommended by the Finance Committee.

Note:  The Township Board granted tentative preliminary plat approval of Teton Farm on December 10, 2018.  As per Sec. 50-29 in the Code of Ordinances, the developer is required to resubmit the preliminary plat to the Township Board for final approval within one year from the date of tentative approval, unless such time has been extended by action of the Township Board. 
9.

2020 Grand Rapids Press Legal Publication Rates



Motion:  To approve the bid from the Grand Rapids Press for publishing legal notices from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
9.I.

Note from Finance Committee

The Finance Committee noted a frustration with the huge increase in rates because the fees collected for applications which need legal notices published won’t cover costs for publication.  The fee schedule for applications will be reviewed and adjusted at the regular time next year.  In addition, there are no other options to fulfill the requirement in the Zoning Enabling Act to publish legal notices.

10.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

11.

Discussion and General Information

11.I.

Sidewalks/Non-Motorized Paths on Port Sheldon between 40th Ave. and 48th Ave. Rough estimate of $400,000 (plus any needed additional right-of-way) from the Ottawa County Road Commission for the addition of a 6 foot bike lane along the outside of the road.

12.

Meeting Adjourned