Meeting Minutes 11-10-20


November 10, 2020                                                                                                          

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

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


Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Roberta M. Hamlin, R.

Scott Diederich, Loretta K. Benjamin.

Also present:  Dennis Dyko, Colin Kummerfeldt, Shelly Hall, James Utz, Lindsay Utz.


After review, Diederich moved to accept the October minutes, as presented.  Support,

Benjamin.  The motion passed.


Public comment:  Dennis Dyko stated that a bald eagle was spotted at the corner of

Grand River and Dietz Road and felt that it’s presence should be considered when

considering the addition and construction of new wind turbines.


Supervisor, Griffes felt that some proactive action should be taken, to notify the Township residents, of the proposed wind turbines, within the Township.  James Utz added that around 70% are not in favor of the turbines, a public hearing isn’t necessary at this point and an informational meeting could be considered, by the Board.  Lindsay Utz questioned if a response from the community is necessary and to find inquire if a meeting is needed at all.  Griffes will work on a letter to send out with the December tax bills, it will also be available, on the Township website and in the local newspapers.


Updates on the Fulger property were given and discussed. Post holes are filled with concrete, pylons are done, the footings outside of the mobile home need to be completed before the home is delivered and set up.  Because of missing deadlines and no substantial progress, by

the Fulgers, the Board decided that a letter will be sent out, appealing for more progress by a December 1st deadline or the Township legal service will be contacted.


The Clerk requested, that because of the nonstop line of voters and exposure to the virus,

the election inspectors be considered, for Election Day hazard pay.  After discussion, Diederich moved that an additional $100.00 be added to the election workers regular hourly wages.  Support, Whitehead.  Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.


Diederich reported that the 2021 N.I.E.S.A. General & Equipment Budget has been passed,

With 7.5 mills Building & Equipment and 1.2 mills General.  An Investment meeting will be

on November 12th and will be voted on.  The training room in the Webberville Station will be named in honor of long time dedicated fire fighter, Gregg Flynn.


It was decided by the Board, that DeLau Fire Services recommendation to add two additional fire extinguishers, to the Township Hall will not be necessary, at this time.


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

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


Hamlin stated that Barbara Alchin would like to thank the Board for the bench, installed at

the Simmons Memorial Park, in memory of Trustee, Gerald E. Alchin.


Benjamin moved to adjourn at 8:06 p.m.  Support, Hamlin.  The motion passed.



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Wilma J. Whitehead                                       

Township Clerk