Meeting Minutes 1-9-24


Tuesday, January 9, 2024 – 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, Loretta K. Benjamin,

Heidi Ream. Absent:  R. Scott Diederich.

Also present: James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Todd Benjamin, Dave Burgdorf, Debbie

Burgdorf, Steve Moreno, Monica Moreno, Dennis Dyko.

After review, Ream moved to accept the minutes of the December 5, 2023, regular

monthly Board meeting, as presented.  Support, Griffes. The motion passed.

Three updated bids for the installation of a Township hall generator, were reviewed.

After review, Ream moved to accept the bid from F.D. Hayes for $34,188.70.

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

motion passed 4-0.

After review of the 2024 Poverty Exemption Income Guidelines and Asset Test

Resolution, Benjamin moved to adopt Resolution #2024-01, with the Federal

Poverty Guidelines.  Support, Ream.  The motion passed 4-0.

An application for Local Government Approval For Off-Premises Tasting Room License

was reviewed and discussed. The applicant Burgdorf Winery LLC requested approval

to locate at 4212 E Holt Road, Webberville.  Whitehead moved to approve the Off-Premises

Tasting Room License for Burgdorf Winery.  Support, Ream.  Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes,

Whitehead-Yes.  Benjamin-Abstain.  Diederich-Absent.  The motion passed 3-0.

Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks forwarded a letter to all Michigan Townships to

consider the Importance of Compensating Election Officials Appropriately, resulting from the

passing of Proposal 22-2, which adds the increase in extended election periods, increased workload and additional responsibilities. No action taken.

Planning Commission members whose terms expired on December 31, 2023, all were

interested in having their terms extended, for another three year term.  Motion by Griffes to reappoint Tim Dietz, Dennis Dyko and James Utz thru December, 2026.  Support, Ream.

The motion passed.

A work session held by the Planning Commission on January 3, 2024 and Benjamin

reported that they are moving forward with the Wind Ordinance and are working on the

Solar Ordinance. Plan is to have the Public Hearing on both ordinances, in March or April.

TruGreen submitted a Service Agreement Renewal for 2024. After discussion, the Board

moved to table the proposed agreement.

Griffes gave a report on the last NIESA meeting, December 14, 2023.  New fiscal year

budgets were passed, with no decision or budgeting to add full time ambulance services,

to the Webberville Station, this year.

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

Ream-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

Replacement of the Township mail box, for $125.00, was discussed.

Benjamin moved to adjourn at 7:56 p.m.  Support, Ream. The motion passed.


Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk