MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD HELD JUNE 11, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Prayer for guidance by Richard VanderKlok

 

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

 

Roll Call

Present:           Bill Holland, Stanley Sterk, Del South, Marvin VanSomeren, Dale Mohr, Richard

VanderKlok

Absent:            Daniel Carlton-with notice

 

#070611-01 - Public Comments

 

No one was present to make public comments.

 

#070611-02 - Approval of agenda as presented for June 11, 2007

 

Moved by Richard VanderKlok, seconded by Marvin VanSomeren, to approve the agenda as presented.

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-03 - Communications, letters and reports: Received for information, to be filed:

 

A.    Code Enforcement Officer’s May 2007 Monthly Report

B.     Senior Center Monthly Activity Report for May 2007

C.     Fire Department Report for May 2007

D.    Planning Commission agenda for June 20, 2007

E.     Planning Commission minutes for May 16, 2007 and June 6, 2007

F.      DPW Report for May 2007

G.    General Ledger Report May 2007

H.    Jenison Historical Society Footnotes for May 2007

I.       Zoning Board of Appeals minutes for May 23, 2007

J.       Election Commission minutes for June 5, 2007

K.    News article regarding Grandville water rates

L.     Library Report for April 2007

 

#070611-04 - Consent agenda

 

Moved by Richard VanderKlok, seconded by Del South, to approve the consent agenda as presented.

a.         Approval of minutes of the regular board meeting held on May 14, 2007

b.         Approval of the regular monthly bills, monthly bills and utility bills, bill

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-05 - Water Rate Change

 

Moved by Dale Mohr, seconded by Stanley Sterk, to approve the water rate change as proposed.

 

            Note:               The Water/Sewer Committee recommended approval

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-06 - Personnel Manuel

 

Moved by Dale Mohr, seconded by Stanley Sterk, to approve the revised Personnel Manual and to revoke any prior Manuel and to add the amount of 40 hours to the maximum total comp time on page 12 item d

 

            Note:               The Water/Sewer Committee recommended approval

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-07 - Request from Harbor House Ministries

 

Moved by Richard VanderKlok, seconded by Del South, to approve the following resolution as requested in the letter from Harbor House

 

That the request from Harbor House Ministries asking that they be recognized as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining charitable gaming licenses be approved.

 

Yeas:   Bill Holland, Del South, Dale Mohr, Stanley Sterk, Richard VanderKlok, Marvin

VanSomeren

Nays:   none

Absent:  Daniel Carlton

 

Note:               The Finance Committee recommended approval

 

MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-08 - Extend Approval Time for a PUD

 

Moved by Stanley Sterk, seconded by Richard VanderKlok, to approve the request from Lee Dykema, Dykema Development for a twelve month PUD extension for Andrea’s Crossing which was approved on July 5, 2006 and would extend the approval until July 5, 2008

 

            Note:               The Finance Committee recommended approval and Sec. 22.13 of the Zoning

Ordinance allows a developer to request an extension

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-09 - Special Use Permit (SUP0702) Gerald and Kimberly VanderTill, 5188 12th Ave.

 

Moved by Del South, seconded by Richard VanderKlok, to approve Special Use Permit-(SUP0702) Gerald and Kimberly VanderTill, 5188 12th Ave., to have a customary agricultural operation including the keeping & raising of livestock (up to 20 animals –alpacas) under Sec. 7.3(C), on a parcel of land described as P.P. # 70-14-35-400-050, located at 5188 12th Ave., in a (RR) Rural Residential district, Georgetown Charter Township, Ottawa County, Michigan (submittal material), based on the findings that the requests meets the applicable standards of the ordinance including Sec. 7.3(C), and to waive the limitation on the number of animals and permit up to 20 animals under Sec. 7.3(C)(3)(b) because the determination has been made that 20 animals on 8.21 acres will not negatively impact the neighboring property owners due to the size of the parcel, the proximity to the expressway, the natural features including woods on the site, and the fact that animals are kept on the neighboring properties.

 

            Note:               The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-10 - Preliminary Plat of  Meadowvale. 

 

Moved by Marvin VanSomeren, seconded by Del South, to approve granting tentative preliminary plat approval of Meadowvale Plat as shown on the drawing dated 5/7/07 on the basis that Township ordinances have been met.

 

            Note:               The Planning Commission recommended approval

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-11 - Special Use Permit (SUP0703) Faulk & Foster, 8375 20th Ave.

 

Moved by Del South, seconded by Marvin VanSomeren, to approve Special Use Permit (SUP0703) Faulk & Foster, 3040 Charlevoix, Grand Rapids, for Clearwire US LLC, to have a commercial wireless communication tower, under Sec. 8.3(O), on a parcel of land described as P.P. # 70-14-10-300-016, located at 8375 20th Ave., in a (LDR) Low Density Residential district, Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan. (site plan, NIER letter, letter, variance letter and application, JPS co-location letter, map with coverage, map without coverage), based on the findings that the proposed plan meets the applicable standards of the ordinance for the general special use standards under Sec. 20.3(A) and the specific special use standards under Sec. 20.4(AB).

 

            Note:               The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

            MOTION CARRIED.

 

#070611-12 – Public Comment

 

No one was present to make public comments.

 

#070611-13 – Board Open Discussion

 

The Supervisor gave an update on the Baldwin St. extension project.

 

#070611-14 – Announcement of any scheduled meeting of interest to board members

 

It was noted that the Services Committee has a meeting scheduled for June 18, 2007.

 

#070611-15 - Reports from Standing Committees

 

            Finance Committee meeting minutes of June 8, 2007

            Water/Sewer committee minutes of June 5, 2007

            Services Committee meeting minutes of May 21, 2007

 

#070611-16 - Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

                                               

William Holland, Supervisor

 

                                               

Del South, Clerk