Leroy Township Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
Leroy Township Hall, 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI
Board members present: Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream, Loretta K. Benjamin, R. Scott Diederich. Also present: Shelly Hall, Dennis Dyko, James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno.
After review, Diederich moved to accept the minutes as presented. Support, Benjamin. The motion passed.
The proposal to contract with AGS Mechanical & Electrical, was discussed. It was stated that the company has a record of allowing inspections that are not up to current code regulations, which have caused problems, for commercial sites. The Board decided to stay with the State, for the Township’s electrical and mechanical inspections, at this time.
One bid for snow plowing was received from Webster & Griffes, Inc. After review, Diederich moved to accept the bid, for the 2021-2022 season. Support, Ream. The motion passed.
A report was given by Benjamin, on the last Planning Commission meeting, September 8, 2021, which was a site plan review, for Geyer property on Grand River, which passed unanimously. A report was given by Whitehead, on the last Board of Appeals meeting, September 14, 2021, which was held for Mark and Mary Hitchcock’s variance request, addressing the lot width for their parcel, that is 66 feet wide. Section 1210 of the Township zoning ordinance was cited stating that a variance wasn’t needed because the easement was established prior to 2018 and is grandfathered in.
Diederich gave a report on the October 14, 2021, N.I.E.S.A. meeting. The training room at the Leroy Station was dedicated, as the Greg M. Flynn Training Room, recognizing his twenty year service with the department. A revision to the Departments Retirement Plan was made with a match Increase of 5% to 10%. A feasibility study for the renovation, of the NIESA Leroy station is being discussed and the Village of Webberville is planning on paying their share of the needed siren repairs and updates.
The bills were presented and after review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills. Support, Ream. Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes. The motion passed.
Supervisor Griffes, presented a letter, dated September 27, 2021, from the Township Attorney. The letter stated procedures, for the Township to consider, for Planned Unit Development, Agri-Tourism Ordinance plans and site plans reviews, by the Planning Commission and Township Board.
Currently there are no Planned Unit Developments, in the Township. Comment was that the Township Board should have to approve all PUD’s and the Township needs to be careful what precedencies are set. Benjamin stated there is more control with a PUD development. Shelly Hall felt that after the Planning Commission recommends an approval, for a PUD and site plan review it should go back to the Board for final approval. The proper procedures need to be reviewed and put into place. It was suggested that the Township Attorney be at the November 17th Planning Commission Public hearing. Griffes will contact her to see if she will be available.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Benjamin moved to adjourn at 7:27 p.m. Support, Ream. The motion passed.
Wilma J. Whitehead