Category: Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes 10-4-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Township Hall – 1685 N. M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting of the Leroy Township Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

by the Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Loretta K. Benjamin,

R. Scott Diederich, Heidi Ream.

Also present:  Dennis Dyko, James Utz, Lindsay Utz.

Public comment:  Dennis Dyko commented on the Consumer’s Power gas lines

being planned, for the 2023-2024 calendar year.  The local easements are ready for next spring, when area work is scheduled to begin.

Supervisor, Griffes explained why and how this year’s road projects were

chosen.  He met with Ingham County Road Department and decided to

chip & seal the newly paved roads to protect them, before starting any

additional roads repairs.

The 2021-2022 Audit was discussed.  The Township Auditor stated that

a couple of budget items need reviewing. Tabled until next month’s meeting.

The plans to plant trees, in the new sections (Blocks 7 & 8) of the Webberville

Cemetery, were discussed.  After review, Whitehead moved to accept the

contract with Peterson Farms, to transplant approximately 34 trees.  Support,

Ream.  Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.

The motion passed 5-0.

Griffes gave the N.I.E.S.A. report, for the September meeting.  The patching and sealing of the Williamston Station parking lot is going to done, with no major repairs.  Lots owned by N.I.E.S.A., adjacent to the old fire hall is being listed for $80,000.00.  Cashed a certificate of deposit to purchase an ambulance. A Personnel Committee meeting was held for an exit interview, for a twenty-four month employee.

After review, a motion by Benjamin to pay all bills as presented.  Support, Ream.

Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The

motion passed.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:33 p.m.  Support, Diederich.  The motion

passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 9-6-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting of the Leroy Township Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

by the Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Loretta K. Benjamin,

R. Scott Diederich.  Absent:  Heidi Ream.

Also present:  Shelly Hall, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Dennis Dyko.

The minutes of the August 9, 2022 monthly meeting were reviewed.  Benjamin

moved to accept the minutes as presented.  Support, Diederich.  Motion passed.

The Planning Commission minutes for the rezoning of property, at 3537 E. Grand River, Williamston, were reviewed.  The Commission recommended to the Board

to rezone the property, owned by R. Scott Diederich, from C-3 to C-2.  Motion by Benjamin to rezone parcel #33-08-08-04-300-027, 5.65 acres, from C-3 to C-2.

Support, Whitehead.  Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. Diederich-Abstained.  Ream-Absent.  The motion passed 3-0.

Benjamin gave Planning Commission report.  Property on the corner of Howell

and Dietz Roads, owned by R. Hamlin, plan on returning to Agricultural

zoning. The Wind Turbine Ordinance was reviewed and discussed.

NIESA report given by Scott Diederich.  Williamston station parking lot is in need

of repair and not in this year’s budget.  Vacant lot owned by NIESA, 2 acres, zoned commercial and residential, is being put on the market.  The student grants are

going well, the class fee is being paid, but student class time is not.

After review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills as presented.  Support, Whitehead.

Diederich-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. The motion passed.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:28 p.m.  Support, Diederich.  Motion passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 9-6-22


Leroy Township Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.
The meeting of the Leroy Township Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
by the Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.
Members present: Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Loretta K. Benjamin,
R. Scott Diederich. Absent: Heidi Ream.
Also present: Shelly Hall, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Dennis Dyko.
The minutes of the August 9, 2022 monthly meeting were reviewed. Benjamin
moved to accept the minutes as presented. Support, Diederich. Motion passed.
The Planning Commission minutes for the rezoning of property, at 3537 E. Grand
River, Williamston, were reviewed. The Commission recommended to the Board
to rezone the property, owned by R. Scott Diederich, from C-3 to C-2. Motion by
Benjamin to rezone parcel #33-08-08-04-300-027, 5.65 acres, from C-3 to C-2.
Support, Whitehead. Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. Diederich-
Abstained. Ream-Absent. The motion passed 3-0.
Benjamin gave Planning Commission report. Property on the corner of Howell
and Dietz Roads, owned by R. Hamlin, plan on returning to Agricultural
zoning. The Wind Turbine Ordinance was reviewed and discussed.
NIESA report given by Scott Diederich. Williamston station parking lot is in need
of repair and not in this year’s budget. Vacant lot owned by NIESA, 2 acres, zoned
commercial and residential, is being put on the market. The student grants are
going well, the class fee is being paid, but student class time is not.
After review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills as presented. Support, Whitehead.
Diederich-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. The motion passed.
Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:28 p.m. Support, Diederich. Motion passed.


Wilma J. Whitehead
Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 8-9-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Loretta K. Benjamin,

R. Scott Diederich, Heidi Ream.

Also present:  James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Dennis

Dyko, Todd Benjamin.

The minutes of the July 12, 2022 monthly meeting were reviewed.  Benjamin moved to accept the minutes as presented.  Support, Ream.  Motion passed.

The Township Assessor position applicants, were reviewed.  Griffes and Diederich previously met with Scott Cunningham, owner of H.S.C. Services, Inc.  After

discussion, Griffes moved to enter into a contract with H.S.C. Services.  Support,

Benjamin.  The motion passed.

The Choice Farm Site Plan, was reviewed.  Dennis Dyko, Planning Commission Chairman, reported on the P.C. meeting, July 20, 2022, reviewed proposed site plan.  After review, Diederich moved to accept the Planning Commission recommendation to approve the final site plan for Choice Farm.  Support, Whitehead.  Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes¸ Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed 4-0.

After review, Ream moved to pay all bills as presented, including the cemetery

fence repair for $l,433.00.  Support, Benjamin.  Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-

Yes, Whitehead-Yes, Diederich-Yes.  The motion passed.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:26 p.m.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 8-9-22

Leroy Township Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.
Members present: Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Loretta K. Benjamin,
R. Scott Diederich, Heidi Ream.
Also present: James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Dennis
Dyko, Todd Benjamin.
The minutes of the July 12, 2022 monthly meeting were reviewed. Benjamin
moved to accept the minutes as presented. Support, Ream. Motion passed.
The Township Assessor position applicants, were reviewed. Griffes and Diederich
previously met with Scott Cunningham, owner of H.S.C. Services, Inc. After
discussion, Griffes moved to enter into a contract with H.S.C. Services. Support,
Benjamin. The motion passed.
The Choice Farm Site Plan, was reviewed. Dennis Dyko, Planning Commission
Chairman, reported on the P.C. meeting, July 20, 2022, reviewed proposed site
plan. After review, Diederich moved to accept the Planning Commission
recommendation to approve the final site plan for Choice Farm. Support,
Whitehead. Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes¸ Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. The motion
passed 4-0.
After review, Ream moved to pay all bills as presented, including the cemetery
fence repair for $l,433.00. Support, Benjamin. Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-
Yes, Whitehead-Yes, Diederich-Yes. The motion passed.
Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:26 p.m. Support, Ream. The motion passed.


Wilma J. Whitehead
Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 7-12-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream,

Loretta K. Benjamin, R. Scott Diederich.

The minutes of the June 7, 2022 monthly meeting were reviewed.  Ream moved to accept the minutes as presented.  Support¸ Diederich.  The motion passed.

The Township Assessor position was discussed.  There are three candidates are interested in the position and no final decision has been made.  After further

discussion, Benjamin moved to pay Cindy Young, her full monthly Assessor pay

for the work, she has performed since retiring, on May 31, 2022.  Support, Diederich. The motion passed.

Township Planner, Chris Kohrey, explained the Planning Commission meeting

minutes, June 22, 2022, for the Benjamin PUD.  Loretta Benjamin explained that all products sold in their store will be farm products, to promote farming and draw people to the community.  Marilyn Smith asked if the Benjamins are required to go before the Planning Commission yearly.  Chris stated that this is unique to this PUD.  Dave Wheeler read a letter of support written by Janice Wheeler.  Also, support, from Chris Wilke, Ernie Nims, Susie Hitchcock and the rest of the audience.  Motion by Whitehead to approve the conceptual PUD for   Choice Farm & Adventure.  Support, Ream.  Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed 4-0. 

Wind Turbine Moratorium Ordinance, was discussed.  Benjamin moved to adopt

Resolution #2022-1, for a six month period for the Planning Commission to work

on the current ordinance, Section 433, esp. pertaining to set-backs and heights.  Support, Ream. Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes.  The motion passed.

N.I.E.S.A. report was given by Scott Diederich. The Revenue Sharing Agreement between NIESA and the Village of Webberville DDA was reviewed, edited and it was recommended that the amended agreement be sent to NIESAs attorney, for review.  A sealed bid, for the purchase a used brush truck, was approved.

After review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills as presented.  Support, Ream.

Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Ream-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The

motion passed.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:38 p.m.  Support, Ream. The motion passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 6-7-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream,

R. Scott Diederich.  Absent:  Loretta K. Benjamin.

Also present:  James Utz, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Bob McManaman,

Judy McManaman, Amanda Vorce.

The minutes of the May 3, 2022 monthly meeting, were reviewed.  Ream

moved that the minutes be accepted, with the addition of the support and

motion passed to the Township Receptionist paragraph.  Support, Diederich.

The motion passed.

It was stated that the Township Zoning Ordinance, Section 433, Wind Energy

conversion Systems needs to reviewed for updates.  Some of the revisions being

requested for the Planning Commission to be considered are the height, sound

vibrations and setbacks of the wind turbines.  The Planning Commission would

like the specific directions, from the Township Board, on the changes to be made

to the ordinance.

A moratorium for the acceptance of any Wind Turbine applications was discussed.  The Board agreed that the Supervisor contact the Township Attorney

to write up a moratorium, while the wind ordinance updates are being revised.

CADL, Webberville Branch Head Librarian, Amanda Vorce was present to give

their 2021 annual report.  They are glad to be back open again, to the public

since being closed for the pandemic. 

N.I.E.S.A. report was given by Griffes.  The DDA fund discussion was tabled until

the June Meeting. 

After review, Ream moved to pay all bills as presented.  Support, Diederich.

Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

A proposal was received from G.W. Seal Coat to seal the Township Hall parking

lot.  Motion by Diederich to accept the bid to seal and restripe the parking lot, for

the sum of $3,600.00.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

Motion by Diederich to adjourn at 7:48 p.m.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 5-3-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

Township-Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream, Loretta K.

Benjamin. R. Scott Diederich.

Also present:  Dennis Dyko, Todd Benjamin, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Bob McManaman,

Judy McManaman, Ralph Tucker, Tim O’Brien.

After review, Benjamin moved to accept the minutes of the April 5, 2022 monthly meeting as

presented.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

Public comment:  Resident asked about the Township minutes and other information not being updated on the Township website.  The Clerk will contact the Township IT rep. again.  Also, a request to have the wind turbines, on the next Planning Commission Work Session agenda, on May 18, 2022, to strengthen the current wind ordinance.

A bid to build a 50’ X 80’ basketball court at the Simmons Memorial Park, was reviewed. 

Motion by Benjamin to accept the proposal from Concrete Landscapes, LLC, with an

additional cost of $7.00 per yard for cement and with the total project cap of $25,000.00.

Support, Whitehead.  Diederich, Ream, Griffes, Benjamin, Whitehead.  The motion passed.

After discussion, Ream moved to pay the Township Receptionist for regular office hours off,

to provide a close family member with needed assisted medical care.  Support, Whitehead.

The motion passed.

Trustee, Diederich gave a report on the regular N.I.E.S.A. meeting, held on April 14, 2022. 

The Webberville DDA Agreement for Revenue Sharing, the latest floor plan for the Leroy Township Fire Station project, along with the appointment of a temporary Building Committee

were discussed.  A request to include the N.I.E.S.A. Board Member-At-Large primary representative open position notice and the Leroy Township Fire Station floor plan be added

to the Township’s website.  The N.I.E.S.A. Board approved Lexipol Solutions proposal for an updated customization of department policies.

The bills were presented and after review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills.  Support, Ream.

Griffes, Benjamin, Whitehead, Ream, Diederich-all Yes.  The motion passed 5-0.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:34 p.m.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

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Wilma J Whitehead

Leroy Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 4-5-22

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Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

Township Hall – 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Board members present:  Earl. L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream,

Loretta K. Benjamin, R. Scott Diederich.

Also present:  Dennis Dyko, James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Steve Moreno, Monica

Moreno, Todd Benjamin.

After review, Diederich moved to accept the minutes of the March 1, 2022 monthly meeting as presented.  Support, Benjamin.  The motion passed.

The minutes of the Annual Budget Public Hearing, on March 30, 2022, were reviewed.  Motion by Benjamin to accept the minutes as presented.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

Public comment:  Resident suggested that the Township Agri-Tourism Ordinance and the Wind Turbine Ordinance be more complete and be placed on the Planning Commission Agenda, for their next work session.

The revised Agri-Tourism/PUD Amendments, were reviewed.  The Township Planning Commission recommended to the Board to approve Zoning Ordinance Amendments that define the terms Agritourism and Banquet Facility, clarify the rules for Planned Unit Development with an Agricultural Enterprise underlying zoning district and clarify the procedures for approving Planned Unit Developments.  Motion by Ream to adopt the amendments as presented. Support, Whitehead.  Diederich-No, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed 4-1.

Lawn maintenance proposal from Lawn Crafters was reviewed.  Motion by Griffes to accept the bid, for the 2022 season. Support, Benjamin.  Motion passed.

Lawn mowing quotes for the hall, cemetery and the park were reviewed. Motion by Diederich to accept the bid from Emjay Total Lawn Solutions.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

Supervisor, Griffes gave the report for the March 10, 2022 N.I.E.S.A. meeting.

No report on Station 62 Project and the Personnel & Finance Committee appointments remain the same.  Standard Operation Guidelines were reviewed.

Building Inspector, Tim O’Neil, submitted his new building inspection schedule and it was accepted by the Board.

A quote to repair the main entrance cement, for $1,600.00 was discussed. Benjamin moved to accept the bid.  Seconded by Ream.  Motion passed 5-0.

The bills were presented and after review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills. Support, Ream.  Ream-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes, Diederich- Yes.  The motion passed. 

A letter of resignation from the Township Assessor, Cindy Young, was read and accepted, by the Board.  Advertising will take place for a position replacement.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.  Support, Ream.  Motion passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Budget Meeting 3-30-22

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Leroy Township Board Budget Public Hearing

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – 10:00 A.M

Township Board Room, 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

The meeting was called to order at 10:03 a.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream, R. Scott

Diederich, Loretta K. Benjamin.  Audience:  None.

The Budget Public Hearing was called to order at 10:05 a.m.

The current millage rate of .8062 was discussed.  Motion by Ream to have the Township millage rate remain the same for 2022-2023.  Seconded, Benjamin.  Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. The motion passed.

The proposed Revenues for fiscal year 2022-2023 were reviewed.  Benjamin moved to have all revenues remain the same.  Support, Diederich.  Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

The 2021-2022 Budget Amendments were reviewed.  Motion by Diederich to accept the Budget Amendments of $12,540.45.  Support, Benjamin.  Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes, Diederich-Yes.  Motion passed.

The proposed Expenditures for fiscal year 2022-2023 were reviewed.  Motion by Benjamin to increase the salaries of Elected Officials, Assessor, Receptionist, by the current inflation rate of 6% and the Building Inspector by $5.00 per building inspection, plan reviews and office hours.  Support, Ream.  Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes.  The motion passed.

After review and discussion, Benjamin moved to adopt the 2022-2023 Annual Budget, as presented.  Seconded, Ream.  Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

The Budget Public Hearing was closed at 11:04 a.m.

Motion by Benjamin to hold the regular meeting dates of the Township Board, on the first Tuesday of each month, except for July, August and January, which will be held on the second Tuesday, of the month.  Support, Whitehead.  The motion passed.

The 2022-2023 Streetlight Budget was presented, by Ream.  After review, Diederich moved to adopt the Budget.  Seconded, Benjamin.  Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

Motion by Ream to use Huntington Bank and MSU Federal Credit Union for bank depositories, with the option to use other banks.  Support, Benjamin. The motion passed. 

Benjamin moved to approve the Township authority to buy and sell property. Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

Motion by Griffes to retain Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. as Township legal counsel.  Support, Benjamin.  The motion passed.

Griffes moved to retain McKenna Associates, Inc. as the Township planners. Support, Ream.  The motion passed.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 11:36 a.m.  Support, Ream.  Motion passed.

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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