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December 2019 Minutes

Plainfield Township

Regular Meeting

December 18th, 2019

Eagle Pointe Plaza

Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Supervisor Lewis followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present:   Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  7 Guests.

Approval of Agenda:  Motion by Houthoofd supported by Reilly to accept agenda as presented with the addition of  C) under New Business-approve Planning Commission Changes.  All Ayes.   Motion carried.

Public Comments:  One Person Commented.

Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Allen supported by Bassi to accept the Minutes from November 20th,  2019 regular meeting with the change of adding the word use under info/discussion items as follows:  The Fema grant was found that paid for old fire truck and if we use the money toward a new firetruck the money does not have to be paid back.  Also to accept the minutes from Special Meeting December 2nd, 2019.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Financial Report:  Presented by Bassi.

Budget Report:  Presented by Lewis.  Motion by Reilly supported by Houthoofd to approve Budget Amendment as follows:  Fire Fund Equity from $261,667.00 to $272,667.00 an increase of $11,000.00.  EMR Salaries from $12,154.00 to $17,154.00 an increase of $5000.00 and EMR Truck Replacement from $25,000.00 to $31,000.00 an increase of $6000.00.  Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried. 

Presentation of Bills:   Motion by Houthoofd supported by Allen to accept the bills as presented.  .  Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried. 

General Fund 54893-54974 w/ 54959 to Unifirst being voided and rewritten.

Fire Fund:  6553-6567

Library Fund:  1699-1701

Building Fund:  1988-1990

Sewer Fund:  2848-2850

Waste Site Fund:  3303-3306

Tax Acct-4060-4070 & 9003974

Bass Lake:  1006

Little Long Lake:  8421011

Loon Lake:  8441012

Long Lake weed:  8451016

Chain Lake:  9461010

Jose Lake:  8471009

Indian Lake Improvement: 8481009

Info-Discussion Items-2020 Park Projects vs Schools Crossings:  Presented by Lewis.

Object to Tax Foreclosure Property Transfers to the Township 4 Parcels:  Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to object to Tax Foreclosure Property Transfers to the Township 4 Parcels.  .  Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried. 

Approve Savin as Big Island Lake Treatment Contractor:  Motion by Bassi supported by Houthoofd to approve Savin Lake Services as Big Island Lake Treatment Contractor,  Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried. 

Board of Review Alternate:  Motion by Reilly supported by Bassi to appoint Patrick Ready as Board of Review Alternate Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.

New Planning Commssion Member:  Motion by Reilly supported by Allen to appoint Sheryl Szafran as Planning Commission Member replacing Micheal Reilly.  Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.

Approve Plannning Commssion Changes:  Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to approve Zoning Ordinance changes to 18.10 Fences, walls and screens to read: “Combined into Section 18.21 12/19”. Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Bassi supported by Reilly that 18.21 Fences shall read:  A.  The erection, construction, materials of construction or alteration of any fence or other type of protective barrier shall be approved through permit by the Zoning Administrator as to their conforming to the requirements of the zoning districts wherein they are required because of land use development .  – and – 18.21 D1-Side yard fences shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. 

Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.

Committee and Dept Reports: 

Fire Dept-Christmas Party scheduled for January 6th, 2019 and invitation extended to the Board.  New MFR Rig to be decaled by Outlaw Graphics.  Motion by Houthoofd supported by Reilly to approve purchase of lights, sirens and wiring for radio not to exceed $2500.00.  Roll call vote:  Ayes: Allen, Bassi, Houthoofd, Lewis and Reilly.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.

Motion by Bassi to adjourn at 7:20 p.m.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Sue Reilly

Plainfield Township Clerk

Elected Officials

Supervisor –  Fred Lewis
Clerk –  Sue Reilly
Treasurer – Roma J. Bassi
Trustee – Dianne M. Allen
Trustee – Roger Houthoofd