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7-12-22 Meeting Minutes DRAFT

LOCKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES                                     Draft 07-14-2022

July 12, 2022                                                                                                                       Approved___________


The Locke Township Board met July 12, 2022 in the Locke Township Hall, 3805 Bell Oak Road.

Present:  Hart, Turner, Rambo, Shepler, Davis.  Also, present:  Charles Hauser, Leo Sheets.

Absent:  None.

Call to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Hart followed by pledge to flag.

Additions to agenda/approval of agenda: None..

Action on June 14, 2022 meeting minutes.  Motion Shepler, second Rambo to approve the minutes of June 14, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.

Action on Accounts Payable Independent Bank checks #5533-#5561 totaling $121,363.89, (addition of Ck# 5561 to transfer ARPA funds in the amount of $97,626.31 from Independent Bank to Huntington Bank).  Motion Hart, second Shepler to approve accounts payable checks #5533- #5561 in the amount of $121,363.89.  PASSED {5-0}.


Public Comment/Presentation: Charles Hauser commented on Ordinance #2022-02 Solar Energy Systems [SES] Amendments to Zoning Ordinance.

Leo Sheets commented on Ordinance #2022-02 Solar Energy Systems [SES] Amendments to Zoning Ordinance.


Unfinished Business:

Kitchen faucet repaired.  Bathroom sinks not required by MI Code to have grid strainers instead of pop-up.

Hall Rental Damage to wall.  Cost to repair $195.00.  Motion Shepler, second Rambo to bill renter $145.00 plus retention of Hall rental deposit of $50.00 to cover cost of damages.  Roll call vote:  Yes- Hart, Shepler, Rambo, Davis, Turner.  No-None.  PASSED {5-0}.

Review Cemetery Ordinance/veterans right of burial re-purchase info [May-yellow copies].  Twps can’t give burial spaces for free-there must be a value for value paid or exchanged.

Ordinance #2022-02 Solar Energy Systems [SES] Amendments to Zoning Ordinance.  Planning Commission referral of Apr 27, 2022, SES draft amendments to the Zon Ord.  Consensus to submit written suggestions back to PC for consideration.

concerning the following:

Clarification by Mark Eidelson, LandPlan IncSec. C. 3,7,9&12 – language confusing, private property rights, greenscaping/fencing and 50% maximum lot coverage, glare/visual impact.


New Business:

ARPA federal funding received $97,626.31 also Mar/Apr 2022 Rev Sharing $31,667.00.

Action on Resignation submitted by David Carlson.  No Action.

Assessor computer purchased Sept 2018, possibly replace in 2023.


*Trustee- Davis commented on high-speed internet work being done in Township.  Shepler shared comments form Mark Eidelson (Landplan) on questions ask concerning Solar Energy Systems.

*Clerk- June Rev/Exp report distributed; 6/15 completed Clerks Election Cycle Certification @ County; 6/22 attended ICC-MTA virtual meeting/broadband update; checked/repaired/replaced veterans flags in cemeteries; completed 2ndqtr tax reports.

*Treasurer- June Treasurers report distributed; 738 tax bills mailed; continue looking into credit/debit card pymt info-FAQ about ALLPaid credit/debit card info; attended MTA webinar “Assessing Your Twps Assessing” & completed webinar survey; attended meeting w/Tom Reif-marihuana; attended Capital Area Treas meeting in Mason.

*Supervisor-Attended 06/09 NIESA meeting; FOIA request Black Knight-2021 tax/2022 assessment completed on 14th communication; FOIA request Steep Steel-cell tower leases; met w/Tom Reif-marihuana; completed County annual Storm System Maintenance Verification.

*Zoning Administrator- June report distributed, building permits update.


Communications, seminars, etc.:

Ingham Co Sheriff Dept Sgt Chad Doyle report for June- None received at this time.

MI Assoc of Municipal Cemeteries annual conference Aug 17-19, Frankenmuth, registration $139 by Aug 5th plus $129 per night lodging.

Apr 17-20, 2023 MTA Annual Conference, Traverse City.

07/18/22 Par Plan News-July 2022


Public Comment


Any Other Business/Board member comments:  None.


Adjournment:  Motion Shepler, second Davis to adjourn meeting.  PASSED {5-0}.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20 by Supervisor Hart.



Glenda S Turner

Locke Township Clerk

Phone: (517) 468-3405
Fax: (517) 468-0105
3805 Bell Oak Rd
Williamston, Mi 48895