MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD HELD OCTOBER 10, 2005, 7:30 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chairperson Bill Holland.

 

Prayer for guidance by Dale Mohr

 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

 

Roll Call

Present:            Bill Holland, Daniel Carlton, R. J. Poel, Del South, Richard VanderKlok,

Stanley Sterk, Dale Mohr

Absent: none

 

#051010-01 - Public Comments

 

No one was present to make public comments.

 

#051010-02 - Approval of agenda as presented for October 10, 2005

 

Moved by R. J. Poel, seconded by Del South, to approve the agenda as presented, with the addition of one item for Lowing Woods No. 3 and 4.

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

#051010-03 - Communications, letters and reports: Received for information, to be filed:

 

A.     Letter from Charter Communications regarding rate increase

B.     Code Enforcement Officer’s September 2005 Monthly Report

C.     Zoning Board of Appeals minutes for September 28, 2005

 

#051010-04 - Consent agenda

 

a.         Approval of minutes of the regular board meeting held on September 26, 2005

b.         Monthly Bills

 

Moved by R. J. Poel, seconded by Dale Mohr, to approve the consent agenda as presented.

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

#051010-05 - Waive Some Sidewalks in the Industrial District

 

Moved by Bill Holland, seconded by R. J. Poel, to waive the sidewalk requirement for Pine Ridge, Roger and Center Industrial Dr.

           

Note:                As recommended by the Finance Committee    

 

Moved by Dale Mohr, seconded by Del South, to refer the item to the Facilities Committee

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

#051010-06 - Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m., or after, for an Industrial Facilities Exemption

Certificate for Elenbaas Hardwood Inc., 2363 Port Sheldon Ct., Jenison, MI, P.P. # 70-50-15-027-525

 

Moved by R. J. Poel, seconded by Daniel Carlton, to open the public hearing

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

No one was present to speak on this topic.

 

Moved by Del South, seconded by Richard VanderKlok, to close the public hearing.

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

Moved by Stanley Sterk, seconded by Del South, to approve the resolution as follows for Elenbaas Hardwood Inc., 2363 Port Sheldon Ct., Jenison, MI, P.P. # 70-50-15-027-525, Georgetown Township, for a project cost of $669,400.00, as follows:

 

“HEARING FOR APPLICATION FOR I.F.E.C.

(ACT 198) FOR ELENBAAS HARDWOOD INC.”

 

            Whereas, Act 198 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1974, as amended, authorized the Township to approve application for industrial facilities exemption certificate; and

 

            Whereas, pursuant to Act 198, and after a duly noticed public hearing held on April 14, 1986, this township established the “Corporate Center Industrial District,” for the property listed below:

 

Elenbaas Hardwood Inc., 2363 Port Sheldon Ct., Jenison, MI, P.P. # 70-50-15-027-525

 

            Whereas, Elenbaas Hardwood Inc., hereinafter referred to as “applicant”, has filed an application for an industrial facilities exemption certificate under the provisions of Act 198 and this township set October 10, 2005, at 7:30 PM or after, local time, as the time to give the Township Assessor and a representative of each affected taxing unit an opportunity to be heard regarding said application as amended; and

 

            Whereas, written notification of this hearing has been given to the Township Assessor and to the legislative body of each taxing unit which levies ad valorem taxes within the township; and

 

            Whereas, the Township Assessor and a representative of the affected taxing units have been given an opportunity to be heard with regard to the approval of an industrial facility exemption certificate for the applicant; and

 

            Whereas, there were no objections to the approval of the industrial facilities exemption certificate at the meeting held on October 10, 2005,

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Township Board of Georgetown Charter Township as follows:

 

1.         That this Township Board finds:

 

a)      The proposed facility is located within an industrial development district which was duly established in Georgetown Township upon request or on the Township’s own initiative, taken before commencement of the restoration, replacement, or construction of the facility.

 

b)      That completion of the facility shall not have the effect of transferring employment from another community within the State of Michigan to Georgetown Charter Township.

 

c)      That the aggregate State Equalized Value of real and personal property exempt from ad valorem taxes under Act 198 does not exceed 5% of the total State Equalized Value of the township plus the State Equalized Value of real and personal property thus exempted.

 

d)      That the granting of industrial facilities exemption certificate, considered together with the aggregate amount of industrial facilities exemption certificates previously granted and currently in force, shall not have the affect of substantially impeding the operation of the township of impairing the financial soundness of a taxing unit which levied an ad valorem property tax in the township.

 

2.                  That the application of the applicant for an industrial facilities exemption certificate with regard to facilities set forth in the application to be constructed in the district be and is hereby approved for a period of twelve (12) years.

 

Yeas:    Bill Holland, Daniel Carlton, R. J. Poel, Del South, Richard VanderKlok, Stanley

Sterk, Dale Mohr

Nays:   none

Absent: none

 

            Note:    All notices and advertisements were published, and all fees paid

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#051010-07 - Final Preliminary Plat of Georgetown Shores No. 6

 

Moved by Dale Mohr, seconded by Daniel Carlton, to grant final preliminary plat approval (construction) for Georgetown Shores No. 6, Part of the NE ¼ Section 27, T6N, R13W, Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan

 

Note:                Application, Ottawa County Road and Drain Commission approvals, signed

street light petition, and signed sidewalk compliance letter are on file in the office.   Lot inspection fees paid. 

           

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#051010-08 - Final Preliminary and Final Plat of Lowing Woods No. 3 and 4

 

Moved by Dale Mohr, seconded by R. J. Poel, to grant final preliminary plat approval (construction) and final plat approval for Lowing Woods No. 3 and 4, Part of the NW ¼ Section 9, T6N, R13W, Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan, provided all state, county & local ordinance comply & all fees are paid.

 

Note:                Letter of Credit, applications, Ottawa County Road and Drain Commission

approvals, signed street light petition, signed sidewalk compliance letter were all received and are on file in the office.   All fees are paid to date (including $50 per lot).

           

MOTION CARRIED.

 

#051010-09 - Public Comment

 

No one was present to make public comments.

 

#051010-10 - Board Open Discussion

 

            A:         Report on sidewalk and Bike Path.

            B:         Discussion about test period of County Wide Wireless Broadband.

 

#051010-11 - Announcement of any scheduled meeting of interest to board members

 

R. J. Poel said that the Services Committee will meet Monday, October 17, 2005 at 7:30 am.

 

#051010-12 - Reports from Standing Committees

 

            Finance Committee meeting minutes of September 30, 2005

 

#051010-13 - Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

 

 

                                               

William Holland, Supervisor

 

                                               

R. J. Poel, Clerk