|REGULAR BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6PM BY SUPERVISOR JIM MAZUR, BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT WERE CLERK BARBARA
EGELER, TRUSTEE JEROME PAPES, TREASURER PATTI GEERS, AND TRUSTEE BOB KESLING. WE HAD 12 GUEST ATTEND.
MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS PRESENTED.
THERE WAS NO SHERIFF’S REPORT, SHERIFF WAS OUT OF TOWN.
JEROME MADE AMOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS FOR AUGUST. BOB SECONDED
TREASURER REPORTED THAT THE MONEY MARKET FUND BALANCE ON 7-31-17 WAS $103,301.04, RECEIPTS FOR AUGUST WERE $225.63, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $12,530.98. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 8-31-17 OF $90,995.69.
PETTY CASH AND CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCES REMAIN AT $100.00 AND $200.00 ON 8-31-17.
PERPETUAL CARE CERTIFICATE BALANCE REMAINS AT $62,821.14 ON 8-31-17.
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND BALANCE REMAINS AT $210,855.87 ON 8-31-17.
HALL RESERVATION FUND BALANCE ON 7-31-17 WAS $1,116.81, RECEIPTS FOR AUGUST WERE $60.00, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $60.00, INTEREST WAS ,05 CENTS. LEAVING A BALANCE ON 8-31-17 OF $1,116.86.
TAX SAVINGS ACCOUNT BALANCE ON 7-31-17 WAS $59,455.88, RECEIPTS FOR AUGUST WERE $164,308.45, DISBURSEMENTS WERE $135,882.00, THERE WAS NO INTEREST REPORTED AT THIS TIME. LEAVING A BALANCE OF ON 8-31-17 OF $87,882.33.
TREASURERS REPORT ACCEPTED AS PRESENTED.
SUPERVISOR REPORTED THAT N. VICTORY CORNER PROJECT PAVING IS COMPLETE, BUT THEY ARE STILL WORKING ON THE DITCHES. FRONTIER LINES ARE RUNNING THRU THE DITCHES AND THE ROAD COMMISSION IS STILL WORKING ON THAT ISSUE.
JEROME MADE AMOTION TO APPROVE SCHOLTEN PLUMBING TO REPLACE THE TILING FROM THE TWO WEST GUTTERS AT THE HALL, WITH SOCKED PLASTIC FRAIN TILES TO THE VICTORY DRIVE SOUTHWEST DRAIN BASIN. BOB SECONDED
WAYNE ANDERSEN REPORTED THAT THE MUTE SWAN AGREEMENT WITH THE USDA PROGRAM THAT THE TOWNSHIP HAD WAS ABOUT TO RUN OUT. IT WAS STARTED IN 2013 SEPTEMBER, AND FROM THEN TILL PRESENT WE HAVE HAD A TOTAL OF 140 MUTE SWANS REMOVED FROM HAMLIN LAKE. AND, SINCE THE PROGRAM HAD WORKED SO WELL, HE WAS BRINGING IT TO THE TOWNSHIPS ATTENTION THAT WE COULD RENEW THE PROGRAM FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS.
BOB MADE A MOTION THAT THE TOWNSHIP APPLY AGAIN FOR A PERMIT WITH THE MICHIGAN DNR FOR THE REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF MUTE SWANS FROM VICTORY TOWNSHIP WATERS ON HAMLIN LAKE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS. JEROME SECONDED
WAYNE ALSO REPORTED THAT HE HAD LOOKED INTO WEED CONTROL ON HAMLIN LAKE , THERE WERE 12 PERMITS PULLED FOR WEED CONTROL 9 ARE PRIVATE PARTIES, 3 ARE DORMANT. WAYNE ASKED IF ANY TOWNSHIPS HAVE EVER DONE THE WEED CONTROL, AND HE WAS TOLD NO, ONLY PRIVATE PARTIES AND LAKE BOARDS.
WE ARE DISCUSSING THE JUNK ORDINANCE AGAIN, WE HAVE IT BROUGHT UP AT EVERY MEETING ASKING IF WE ARE OR ARE NOT GOING TO JOIN THE COUNTY JUNK ORDINANCE. JIM REPORTED THAT HE GETS SEVERAL CALLS ON IT, AND PATTI SAID SHE HAS SEVERAL PEOPLE CALL HER ALSO. SO, AFTER SOME DISCUSSION AGAIN, WE DECIDED TO PUT IT TO A VOTE. WE WERE ASKED WHY IT COULDN’T GO ON THE BALLOT AND LET THE VOTERS DECIDE. JIM SAID HE HAD LOOKED INTO THIS ALSO, AND WAS TOLD THAT THIS TYPE OF DECISION HAS TO BE TOWNSHIP BOARD APPROVED ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, THIS IS A ADVISORY BALLOT AND CAN NOT USES TAX PAYER DOLLARS FOR AN ADVISORY BALLOT.
JIM MADE A MOTION THAT THE TOWNSHIP JOIN THE COUNTY JUNK ORDINANCE , WE CAN JOIN FOR TWO YEARS, AND IF WE WANT TO, WE CAN OPT OUT AFTER TWO YEARS. AFTER THE TWO YEARS WE WILL REVIEW AND MAKE THE DECISION TO STAY IN OR OPT OUT. PATTY SECONDED
ROLL CALL VOTE: BOB (NO), PATTI (YES), JIM (YES), JEROME (NO), BARB (YES)
COUNTY COMMISSIONER JANET ANDERSEN GAVE THE COUNTY REPORT.
MOTION TO ADJOURN AT 6:52 PM.
Victory Township will be looking into updating our web site in the upcoming future. We will be looking into possible new ADA(American Disability Act) requirements as well as updating pictures,cemetery ordinance,etc. Any thoughts or ideas on what anyone would like to see added are welcome. Contact me for your thoughts.
Jim Mazur Township supervisor
Suzanne S. of Sunset Bluff Resort organized a meeting about nuisance lake vegetation affecting Upper Hamlin Lake. Two biologist from The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Allison Smart and Josh Beaulaurier ) were asked to attend . After much discussion Brian Zimmerman(property owner in Hamlin Shoals) suggested a boating channel marked by buoys be established from Hamlin Shoals to the Meyer Road line. The idea is to have concentrated boater traffic through that channel to keep the vegetation in check.
After the meeting Wayne Andersen contacted MDEQ,MDNR,&Mason County Sheriff Marine patrol regarding the proposal. All agencies feel this is a viable solution to establish a navigable boater route. Brian Zimmerman(property owner in Hamlin Shoals)agreed to plot the coordinates of the channel by GPS the weekend of Oct.5-7th.Feel free to provide input to this preliminary proposal.
All Board of Review meeting are held @ Victory Township Hall- 4411 N. Stiles Rd. Scottville Michigan
Property owner(s) may also appeal to the Board of Review in writing. Please submit written appeal to the Township Assessor, Nancy Vandervest,5635 W. Dewey Rd.,Ludington,Mich by March 19th, 2018.The Township Assessor will also take calls,emails,or fax appeals and present them to the Victory Township Board of Review.Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax(231) 845-8270
July Board of Review: July 17th 2018 @6:30 pm
December Board of Review: December 11 2018 @ 6;30 pm
All meeting are open to public .Please note that no hearings will be held at the Organizational meeting.
The Board of Review will hear appeals on March 19th and March 20st 2018.
We have posted information about the FOIA. Find all required documents here.
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