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February 2020 Minutes

Plainfield Township

Regular Meeting

February 19th, 2020

Eagle Pointe Plaza

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

Present:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd Absent.  6 Guests

Approval of Agenda:  Motion by Bassi supported by Reilly to accept agenda as presented with the following additions:  Under New Business #4- Approve Daves Computer Contract for 2020 and #5 Approve Restorative Lake Sciences Contraact for 2020 for Long Lake.  All Ayes.  Houthoofd absent.

Public Comments:  One person commented.

Approval of Minutes:  Motion by Allen supported by Bassi to approve Minutes from January 15th, 2020.  All Ayes.  Houthoofd absent.

Financial Report:  Presented by Bassi

Budget Report:  Presented by Lewis.

Presentation of Bills:  Motion by Allen supported by Bassi to pay the bills as presented.  Roll Call Vote:  Ayes:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd absent. Nays: none.   Motion carried. 

General Fund:  55028-55094

Fire Fund:  6582-6597

Road Fund:  1610

Library:  1706-1707

Building:  1997-2004

Sewer:  2856-2858

Waste Site:  3316-3318

Tax Account:  4080-4089 & 9003977-9003978

Loon Lake 8441015

Long Lake:  8451019

Big Island Lake:  8491001

MFR Class Update:  Classes set for April, May and Mid June at Firehall.

Approve Board of Review Members:  Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to reappoint for a 1 year term , Rob Streeter, Jim Szafran, Todd Herzog and ALT Pat Ready appointed in Dec.  Roll call vote:  Ayes:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd absent.  Nays: none. Motion carried. 

Planning Commission Recommendations for Change: 

Motion by Allen supported by Reilly to make the following changes:

Map Amendment
 To label CSC (Community Service Commercial) on the East side of South Branch Road from existing CSC (Kokosing Rd) to Weston Road and NSC(Neighborhood Service Commercial) on the west side of South Branch Road from Rose City Road to lot 072-031-300-012-00.

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

Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to make the following changes: 

Ordinance Amendment
Add sections 12.03 E and 13.03 D to read as follows “State of Michigan licensed campground facility” added to Permitted Principle Special Uses With Conditions for CSC and NSC Districts as currently allowed under Section 15.10 F. 5. b. c& c.

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

Loon Lake Road name change Meeting:  Motion by Allen supported by Reilly to set meeting for Loon Lake Road name changes for March 14th, 2020 at 9:00 am at Eagle Pointe Plaza Meeting Room.  Roll call vote:  Ayes:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd absent.  Nays:  none.  Motion carried. 

Purchase of New BS&A software and cemetery software- tabled.

Daves Computer Contract for 2020:  Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to renew Daves Computers Contract for 2020.  Roll call vote:  Ayes:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd absent.  Nays:  none.  Motion carried. 

Restorative Lake Sciences 2020 Consulting Contract for Long Lake:  Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to approve Restorative Lake Sciences 2020 Consulting Contract for Long Lake.  .  Roll call vote:  Ayes:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd absent.  Nays:  none.  Motion carried. 

Subscription to Commercial Free You Tube for Towanda:  Motion by Bassi supported by Allen to purchase subscription to Commercial Fee You Tube for Towanda.  .  Roll call vote:  Ayes:  Allen, Bassi, Lewis and Reilly.  Houthoofd absent.  Nays:  none.  Motion carried. 

Committee Reports: 

Board Comments:  Township Truck needed to fix plow.  Forklift needs to be Serviced and Jeff Streeter will be doing this.  Lewis is concerned with Census hoping numbers are not low which affects our monies. 

Motion by Bassi to adjourn at 7:07 pm.  All Ayes.  Motion carried.

Elected Officials

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