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Georgetown Charter Township
1515 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI  49428
Township Board Meeting Agenda
March 22, 2021, 7:00 p.m.


1.

Virtual Meeting Option for the Public


In an effort toward transparency and community engagement in the meetings of the Georgetown Township Board, a livestream will be available via the Zoom platform, using the links and directions provided below.  Public comment via this platform will be made available at the designated times in our agenda.

Please Note:  While we will do our best to make this experience positive for our community, we anticipate it will not be without technical difficulties.  We ask for patience while we navigate and troubleshoot issues that arise, and invite you to attend our meetings in person if this virtual option does not meet your needs.  

This service is being made available as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be discontinued when health officials determine that the risk of community spread of the virus decreases for our demographics.

When: Mar 22, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Georgetown Township Board Meeting

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2.

Call to Order

3.

Prayer for Guidance

3.I.

Gary Veldink

4.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

5.

Roll Call

6.

Approval of Agenda

7.

Communications, Letters and Reports Received for Information

7.I.

January and February 2021 Sheriff's Department Reports

7.II.

January & February 2021 Fire Reports

7.III.

Balance Sheet & GL Report

8.

Public Hearings

8.I.

Public Hearing and Approval of an Application for IFEC (ACT 198), for Automated Machine Systems, Inc., 6651 Pine Ridge Court, Jenison, MI, 49428, P.P. # 70-14-22-477-003.



Motion:           To open the public hearing. 

After the public hearing-

Motion:           To close the public hearing.

Motion:           To approve the following resolution:


HEARING FOR APPLICATION FOR I.F.E.C.

(ACT 198) FOR Automated Machine Systems, Inc.,

6651 Pine Ridge Court, Jenison, MI, 49428, P.P. # 70-14-22-477-003

            Whereas, Act 198 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1974, as amended, authorized the Township to approve application for industrial facilities exemption certificate; and

            Whereas, pursuant to Act 198, and after a duly noticed public hearing held on May 28, 1996, this township established the “Industrial District,” for the property listed below:

Automated Machine Systems, Inc., 6651 Pine Ridge Court, Jenison, MI, 49428, P.P. # 70-14-22-477-003, Jenison, MI, Georgetown Township

            Whereas, Automated Machine Systems Inc., hereinafter referred to as “applicant”, has filed an application for an industrial facilities exemption certificate under the provisions of Act 198 and this township set March 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM or after, local time, as the time to give the Township Assessor and a representative of each affected taxing unit an opportunity to be heard regarding said application as amended; and

            Whereas, written notification of this hearing has been given to the Township Assessor and to the legislative body of each taxing unit which levies ad valorem taxes within the township; and

            Whereas, the Township Assessor and a representative of the affected taxing units have been given an opportunity to be heard with regard to the approval of an industrial facility exemption certificate for the applicant; and

            Whereas, there were no objections to the approval of the industrial facilities exemption certificate at the meeting held on March 22, 2021;

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Township Board of Georgetown Charter Township as follows:

1.         That this Township Board finds:

a)      The proposed facility is located within an industrial development district which was duly established in Georgetown Township upon request or on the Township’s own initiative, taken before commencement of the restoration, replacement, or construction of the facility.

b)      That completion of the facility shall not have the effect of transferring employment from another community within the State of Michigan to Georgetown Charter Township.

c)      That the aggregate State Equalized Value of real and personal property exempt from ad valorem taxes under Act 198 does not exceed 5% of the total State Equalized Value of the township plus the State Equalized Value of real and personal property thus exempted.

d)     That the granting of industrial facilities exemption certificate, considered together with the aggregate amount of industrial facilities exemption certificates previously granted and currently in force, shall not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the township of impairing the financial soundness of a taxing unit which levied an ad valorem property tax in the township.

  1. That the application of the applicant for an industrial facilities exemption certificate with regard to facilities set forth in the application to be constructed in the district be and is hereby approved for a period of twelve (12) years.

            Note:   All notices were sent and were published.

8.I.i.

Automated Machine IFT application

8.II.

Roll call

YEAS:
NAYS:
ABSTAINED:
9.

Public Comments for action items remaining on the agenda (maximum of three minutes per person)

10.

Consent Agenda

10.I.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

10.I.i.

March 11, 2021 Township Board Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. TBM210308.pdf
10.II.

Approval of the bills

10.II.i.

Bills

Documents:
  1. 210312bills.pdf
11.

Revised Poverty Exemption Policy



Motion:     To approve the Revised Poverty Exemption Policy, as recommended by the Finance Committee.
12.

Schedule Public Hearing for Sunset Manor, Inc. Waterford Place Campus Project


Sunset Manor, Inc., is looking to move ahead with their Waterford Place Campus expansion project.  A Public Hearing is needed to proceed.

     Motion: To approve the setting of a public hearing on the Project Plan, and to direct the publication of notice of such hearing, as required by the Georgetown Township Economic Development Corporation Act, in the form of the notice provided by the Sunset Manor, Inc. Bond Counsel and approved by the EDC Bond Counsel, as recommended by the Finance Committee. 
13.

Second Public Comment (maximum of three minutes per person)

14.

Discussion and General Information

15.

Meeting Adjourned