Sullivan Township Board Meeting Agenda February 1, 2022
Meeting was called to order by Tony Mabrito at 5:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL: Present: Tony Mabrito-Supervisor, Libby Spencer-Clerk, Tracey McGhan-Treasurer, Joe Kremm-Trustee, John Carr-Trustee
Guests: Muskegon County Trail Riders, Christina Achterhoff
Residents: 2 residents
MINUTES: It was moved by Libby Spencer, supported by Tracey McGhan, to accept the minutes of the regular meeting held. Motion carried.
FINANCE: The Treasurer’s report on all Township receipts of $17,144.20 for the period of January 1, 2022, to Tracey McGhan supported by Joe Kremm to pay bills of $25,605,80 as presented by Clerk Libby Spencer. Motion carried.
REPORTS: John Carr reported the Planning Commission is working on an ordinance to regulate shipping containers and Trailers used as storage and the Rezoning of property splitting. Michigan Township Service and Fresh Coast Planning Activity was reviewed
An Up-Date on the ATV ordinance will be provided by John Carr at the March board meeting
The Muskegon County Trail Riders Association had four representatives present to request consideration of developing riding and walking trails through some of our public land. They will attend a future meeting with a proposal of potential trails.
The Certification Eligibility of Sullivan becoming a Charter Township was discussed and reviewed. This has also been posted on the website as well as published in the Ravenna Independent. It was also requested that our lawyer’s input on this issue as well.
Cemetery Price increases were reviewed, and it was agreed that we will raise our prices to cover the cost that we are charged from West Michigan Burial. We also unanimously agreed to charge non-residents $500/lot.
Information on the International Property Maintenance Code that has been adopted by the State of Michigan was presented and requested to have the Board Members review for possible use for our township.
The Area Township Officials Wage Comparisons were gathered and presented to the board to review and will be discussed at the March board meeting.
The remainder of the Halloween Party money was discussed and unanimously decided to be used for the Sullivan Lake Park improvements.
There are a couple of old desks and adding machines that are no longer used and are available at the hall.
It was agreed that our office hours will follow the Muskegon County Holiday Calendar.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Christina Achterhoff was present to up-date us on some of the Bills that Senator Jon Bumstead has introduced to the Michigan Senate that have bipartisan support. They include the Veteran’s Property Tax Reform Bill 783-784, the State Parks Supplemental Bill 702-704, and the Water Supplemental Bill 565
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Jeremy Rios and John Carr reported the continuation of excessive noise being created by the resident on Hts Ravenna Rd which fails to comply with the court order issued on Jan 20th. If this activity continues, it is important that the township continues to receive documentation of the disturbances.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Board, it was moved by Tony Mabrito, supported by Joe Kremm to adjourn at 7:05pm. Motion carried.
Libby Spencer, Sullivan Township Clerk