Meeting Minutes 12-13-22


Leroy Township Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.

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

The meeting of the Leroy Township Board was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

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

Benjamin, R. Scott Diederich.

Also present:  James Utz, Dennis Dyko, Tom Smith, Marilyn Smith, Judy

Barton, Scott MacGuidwin.

The minutes of the November 1, 2022 monthly meeting were reviewed. 

Benjamin moved to accept the minutes as presented.  Support, Ream. The

motion passed.

Public comment:  Judy Barton and Scott MacGuidwin were present to discuss

the proposed updates to the Township Wind Ordinance.  The suggestion was for

the Township to contract with Mike Homier, from Foster, Swift, Collins &

Smith, P.C. to write up a separate Wind & Solar Ordinance. Also, next month

the Board will be considering the extension, of the current Wind

Ordinance Moratorium.

After further discussion, Diederich moved to accept the 2021-2022 Annual

Audit.  Support, Benjamin.  Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Ream-Yes, Griffes

-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed 5-0.

The Planning Commission met on November 30, 2022, to review a Rezoning

Request, from MAZ Logistics, to rezone 2525 E. Grand River, Williamston.

The Commission recommended to the Board to rezone the parcel from C-1 to

C-3. The owners plan on using the property for a truck terminal for their current

six trucks, with plans for an additional four.  After review, Benjamin moved

to rezone the property to C-3 to be in compliance, for the intended use.  Support,

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

The motion passed 5-0.

The Planned Unit Development Agreement, for Thomas & Marilyn Smith, owners

of Ocimeae Lavender Farm, at 3123 N. Gramer Road, was reviewed. The Planning Commission recommended that the draft P.U.D. contract be sent to the Board,

as written. There were changes in Section 2, Page 2 relating to the specific useful features of the property (c-h) since the original application was submitted. Benjamin moved to accept the P.C. recommendation to approve the agreement.  Seconded,

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

The motion passed.

The monthly N.I.E.S.A. report was given by Griffes. The 2023 Departmental Budget was approved.  Webberville DDA Revenue Sharing Agreement was discussed.  Director Yanz was given authority to prepare and deliver a proposed agreement to the Webberville DDA, for approval.

After review, Benjamin moved to accept the snow removal contract with

Webster & Griffes, Inc. for the 2022-2023 Season.  Snowplowing, salting and

partial salting of hill, were all increased by fifteen dollars per occurrence, along

with fuel surcharges, as warranted. Support, Ream. The motion passed.

Discussed the requested buyback of cemetery plots, in the original front Sections 1-4, of the Webberville Cemetery.  Tabled until the January meeting.

The bills were submitted by the Clerk.  After review, Ream moved to pay all

bills as presented.  Support, Benjamin.  Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Ream-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 8:24 p.m.  Support, Diederich.  Motion passed.


Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk