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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
January 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

1.
Call to Order
2.
Prayer for Guidance
2.I.
Richard VanderKlok
3.
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
4.
Roll Call
5.
Approval of Agenda
6.
Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information
6.I.
Utilities Committee meeting minutes of 12/12/2016
Documents:
  1. ws161212minutes.pdf
6.II.
Letter from Ottawa County Road Commission dated 12.7.2016
6.III.
Ottawa County Road Commission Newsletter January 2017
6.IV.
Sheriff's Department November 2016 Report
6.V.
Balance Sheet and GL Report
6.VI.
Letter from Ottawa County Road Commission dated 12.21.2016 regarding 40h and Highland
6.VII.
Letter from Ottawa County Road Commission dated 12.21.2016 regarding Meijer Driveway
6.VIII.
2016 End of Year Building Permit Report
6.IX.
Finance Committee meeting minutes of January 4, 2017
Documents:
  1. fc170104minutes.pdf
6.X.
Letter from WCET dated December 21, 2016
6.XI.
Planning Commission meeting minutes of January 4, 2017
Documents:
  1. PCM170104.pdf
6.XII.
Services Committee minutes of January 5, 2017
Documents:
  1. sc170105minutes.pdf
7.
Public Comments for items on the agenda ONLY (maximum of three minutes per person)
8.
Consent Agenda
8.I.
Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
8.II.
Approval of the bills
8.II.i.
Bills
8.II.ii.
Bills and Utility Bills
8.III.
Approval of the Bid to Publish Legal Notices
from Advance Newspapers for publishing legal notices from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, for $10.92 per column inch sent electronically, 20% upcharge for hardcopy submission, (less than 1% increase) with the contract to be signed by the Clerk, as recommended by the Finance Committee.

Note: The Advance only has one year contracts.  It is not possible to get multiple bids because the Grand Rapids Press and the Advance are owned by the same company.  If there is no contract, the rate is $20.63.
9.
(REZ1701) Ordinance 2017-01 To change from (RR) Rural Residential to (LDR) Low Density Residential parcels of land described as P.P. # 70-14-17-300-004 and P.P. # 70-14-17-300-003, located at 7345 and 7381 36th Ave., Georgetown Township, Ottawa County, Michigan.


Motion: To approve adopting the resolution, as recommended by the Planning Commission.
10.
Annual Renewal of Liquor Licenses

Motion: To approve the renewal of the following liquor licenses, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
  1. Liquor License (LIQ0901) for Sunnybrook Golf Club LLC, 624 Port Sheldon, as requested.  The initial liquor license was approved by the Township Board on December 14, 2009 and renewed each year.   
  2. Liquor License (LIQ1601) Peppino’s Pizza, 135 Chicago Dr., as requested.  The initial liquor license was approved by the Township Board on February 8, 2016.  At this time, the restaurant has not completed renovations for the expansion and has not started serving drinks yet.  
  3. Liquor License (LIQ1602) The Win, 7628 Georgetown Center, as requested.  The initial liquor license was approved by the Township Board on March 14, 2016.  The restaurant opened the end of summer and has been in operation since.  
  4. Liquor License (LIQ1603) Los Amigos, 1814 Baldwin, as requested.  The initial license was approved by the Township Board on July 11, 2016.  At this time the restaurant has not completed renovations and is not open yet.  

Note: Sec. 4-4(f) and (g) in the Code of Ordinances requires annual renewal of all liquor licenses before February 1 of each year.  There is no fee for renewal.

11.
24th Ave. Sewer Agreement


Motion: To approve the 24th Ave. Sewer Agreement, as recommended by the Utilities Committee..
12.
Resolution to Establish a Polling Location


 
Motion: To approve the following resolution to establish a polling location, as recommended by the Election Commission.

GEORGETOWN CHARTER TOWNSHIP ELECTION COMMISSION

Resolution to Establish Polling Locations

Resolution No. EC170109-03

WHEREAS, Section 661 of Michigan Election Law, Public Act 116 of 1954, MCL 168.661, provides for township boards to establishing polling locations and provides the criteria for a polling location; and

WHEREAS, The Township Board of Georgetown has determined that establishing polling locations for the precincts as follows is appropriate and that these polling locations all meet the criteria as stipulated in Michigan Election Law, MCL 168.661, as attested to by authorized agents of each facility;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Georgetown Charter Township Board hereby establishes polling locations for newly created precincts: 16 and 17 as follows:

Precincts        Polling Locations

16                    Jenison Bible Church, 6360 14th Ave. Hudsonville, 49426

17                    Jenison Bible Church, 6360 14th Ave. Hudsonville, 49426

LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED that the Township Board directs the Township Superintendent to sign all the associated agreements and directs new Voter ID cards to be sent to registered voters in the Township as prescribed by Election Law (for all changes listed in Election Law) and approves the associated costs for all such mailings.


The foregoing resolution offered by Township Board Member
                              , and second offered by Township Board Member                                    .


Upon roll call vote the following voted yes:
                                                

Upon roll call vote the following voted no:                                                  


Note:         The polling location for Precinct 16 is located in Jenison Bible Church, 6360 
14th Ave.  Precinct 17 will be located in the same facility, just down a different hallway.  So the voters in Precinct 17 will continue to go to the same facility they did when they were in precinct 16.  An authorized agent of the facility has consented to sign agreements designating their facility has complied with the criteria listed in the law for a polling location.

As per Election Law, the Township Board is charged with establishing polling locations and an updated Voter Identification Card must be sent to every voter affected by a new precinct or polling location.

13.
School Coordinating Committee Agreements


Motion: To approve the following agreements and to authorize the clerk to sign the agreements, as recommended by the Election Commission:
  1. Grandville Public School District Election Coordinating Committee Agreement,
  2. Grand Rapids Community College Election Coordinating Committee Agreement,
  3. Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) Election Coordinating Committee Agreement,
14.
Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)
15.
Discussion and General Information
16.
Town Hall Meeting
16.I.
Town Hall Meeting Notes
17.
Meeting Adjourned