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FEBRUARY 12, 2019


The Regular Meeting of the Dundee Township Board was held Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Dundee Township Hall.  Supervisor Uhl called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.    The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Roll call of officials was taken:  Supervisor Uhl, Clerk Salenbien, Trustees:  Lazette, Travis Horkey, Jaworski and Trustee C.J. were present.  Treasurer Sontag was excused. 

Trustee C.J. moved to approve the Agenda and Trustee Travis supported.  Motion carried.  Clerk Salenbien moved to approve the Budget Workshop minutes of January 22, 2019 and waive the reading of such.  Trustee C.J. supported.  Trustee Jaworski abstained.  Motion carried.  Trustee C.J. moved to approve the Regular meeting minutes held on, January 22, 2019 and waive the reading of such.  Trustee Lazette supported.  Trustee Jaworski abstained.  Motion carried. Trustee C.J. moved to approve the correspondence and place on file.  Trustee Jaworski supported.  Motion carried. 


PUBLIC COMMENT:  Commissioner Hoffman reported on Act 51 funding. 



Library Report: Jennifer Grudnoski gave the January 2019 statics on programing and items checked out.  Jennifer reported the numbers were lower but felt it was due to the extreme cold weather.  Anyone wishing to contribute to the book mobile fund may do so at the Library.  The library will be closed for Presidents Day. 


Assessing Department:  None


Building Department:  None


Supervisor Uhl:  Supervisor Uhl reported she had contacted Stevens Disposal to confirm our annual clean up date.  The annual clean up date is April 27, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Trustee C.J.:  Trustee CJ reported there were a total of 56 runs in January 2019.  The fire department is working on grant funding.  Chief Motylinski stated should a grant require a township match he would bring to the board for approval before submitting.  The fire department is requesting funding from Michigan Gas for a gas sniffer and are looking for funding for active shooter equipment. 


Trustee Lazette: Trustee Lazette reported when the weather is better, he has a couple contractors lined up to come look at the library wall before disconnecting and removing the air conditioner units.


Trustee Travis Horkey:  Trustee Travis reported he and Trustee Jaworski will look for the corner irons on the Lloyd property given to the township when the weather is better.  Trustee Travis inquired about the insulation work at the firehall.   Chief Motylinski reported the south and north corner are done and will finishing up in the other area this week.  The contractor will be giving us a bid to finish the other room wall and the ceiling.  Chief Motylinski reported Thompson’s Plumbing & Heating will be coming every six months to check filters regularly and make adjustments.  Trustee Travis reported the Curtis Drain was being cleaned.  This drain is not listed on the MCDC site as an official drain.  Trustee Travis stated this work is paid for by the property owners. 


Trustee Jaworski:  Trustee Jaworski reported three flags for the cemeteries were ordered. 


Treasurer Sontag:  Excused


Clerk Salenbien:  Clerk Salenbien reported “Water District Lottery” letters were mailed and no requests were received.  Clerk Salenbien reported she spoke to a local “Boy Scout” troop and gave them a tour the township hall. 



Wilderness Retreat Special Approval Amendments: 

At the request of Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler (Owners -Wilderness Retreat Campground) the Planning Commission held a public hearing in January asking for some amendments to their special use approval.  The Planning Commission approved their request and made the recommendation to the township board for approval.   The board discussed the amendments and wording that was presented by our attorney.  After discussion, Trustee CJ moved to approve the special use amendments as requested, per the document, dated, February 11, 2019, (correcting the word “fo” to “of” in the second paragraph from the bottom and removing the following line from the third paragraph from the bottom; campers may not receive mail from USPS at campground)

to allow beer and wine package sales; tobacco and lottery sales at the campground store at the Wilderness Campground property with the following conditions;

Store shall not advertise, store products or services outside of Campground and shall primarily service registered patrons of Campground and their guests and day beach patrons.

-Store hours shall be limited. Store must close no later than 9pm. 

-Proof of current licensing by SOM as to campground licensure and beer and wine, tobacco and lottery licensures shall be provided to Township.    

-Signage for the Campground Store or any products or services which may be obtained from the Store (both directional and commercial) must not be visible from any point on Meanwell Road or Irish Road. 

-Placement of new signage for Store or any products or services obtainable from the Store must be approved by Building Official prior to installation. 

-Compliance with SOM Requirements for Campgrounds and PA 368 of 1978. 

-The Campground use shall be restricted to recreational and seasonal camping use by patrons on a temporary or short-term basis and not as intermediate or long-term housing.  No permanent/residential housing is allowed of any duration.

-No permanent structures may be affixed to campers and foundations shall not be permitted.  

-No school bus may pick up or drop off students from the Campground Property unless they are occupants of principal dwelling on Subject property. 

-Campground shall provide for removal of any camper which violates the terms and conditions of the approval of the Township.  

-Pursuant to Section 15.2(E) of the Zoning Ordinance, as amended, the Township maintains the authority to revoke any Special Approval Use should the applicant fails to comply with any requirements of the Township’s Ordinances or the conditions of the approvals for the Subject Property.  


Trustee Jaworski supported.  A roll call vote was taken with all board members voting in favor. Treasurer Sontag was excused.  Motion carried. 


Letter to Summerfield Township – Oakgrove Cemetery: To allow the newly acquired property from the Lloyd family to remain tax exempt a letter was requested by Summerfield Township stating the land will remain vacant and not be rented for agricultural use.  Supervisor Uhl prepared a draft letter.  Trustee Jaworski moved to send the prepared letter to Summerfield Township.  Trustee CJ supported.  Motion carried.  Arrangements will be made with our cemetery mowing company to maintain the weeds a couple times a year. 


Sale of Fire Truck 22-4:  Chief Motylinski reported a buyer is interested in purchasing the old 1991 Pierce fire pumper (22-4) at a cost of $3,500.00.  Clerk Salenbien moved to sell the old fire truck (22-4) at a cost of $3500.00.  Trustee CJ supported.  Motion carried.


MCRC Road Estimates – 2019 Estimates: 

Supervisor Uhl reported she met with the road advisory board to review and make recommendations for 2019 road projects based on the estimates received from the MCRC.   The advisory board felt it was a good idea to take care of the chip seals to keep everything up to date.  The decision the board needs to make is to decide which contracts we actually want to request.  A contract can be requested but until we sign it, we are not committed.  Primary roads are 100% funded by the MCRC.  The township’s cost for the Local Road work is $262,955 which is close to what we bring in for the year.  Fog sealing process was discussed.  Trustee CJ moved to ask for contracts for all the Local roads as listed by the MCRC.  Trustee Jaworski supported.  Motion carried. 



Clerk Salenbien inquired about the county giving up the MDOT road agreement and asked questions about where trucks/manpower would be responding from.  Commissioner Hoffman responded and recommended we invite Randy Pierce to a meeting to address this topic.      

Trustee Travis inquired about the Drain Assessment invoice on our accounts payable. 


Motion made by Trustee CJ supported by Clerk Salenbien to pay the bills from 2/07/19 in the amount of $10,750.59.   Motion carried.    


Motion made by Clerk Salenbien supported by Trustee CJ to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m. 


The next meeting will be February 26, 2019.  A budget workshop will be held at 5:00 p.m. prior to the regular meeting. 


                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,



                                                                        Janet M. Salenbien

                                                                        Township Clerk






Joanna Uhl



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