Meeting Minutes 7-12-22


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.


Wilma J. Whitehead Township Clerk