Webber Township board meetings

What follows are summaries of the minutes of the regular Webber Township Board meeting on Feb. 9, special meetings on Feb. 21 and 22 and an agenda for the meeting of March 8. Neither can be considered “official” because they have not yet been approved by the Board. Routine business, such as approval of bills to be paid and committee reports are not included unless some part is of special significance.

Regular Meeting - Feb. 9

All members of the Board were present. There were 13 residents present.

The Board was asked to waive the trash collection special assessment on Land Bank Properties. This matter was tabled until County officers making the request provide extra information about the Land Bank program.

On the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board voted unanimously to adpot a Land Use Plan Update. This document was prepared by Brian Wegener, a professional planner who is employed by the consulting firm of Williams and Works, and approved by the Commission before it was submitted to the Board. It fulfills the requirement in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act that Master Plans be reviewed every five years and updated as necessary.

The Fire Department was authorized to purchase 12 new tables and an LCD projector for not more than a total of $1,200 from their donations account.

The Fire Department is planning a Grand Opening on March 24 to show off their new fire barn to the public.

The Supervisor was authorized to purchase a sign for the new Fire Barn not to exceed $500.

Lawrence Galbraith, an 18-year-old student who has had a long-term interest in becoming a fire fighter, was approved by the Board for very limited duty as a volunteer on a 4 to 1 vote.

The seventh payment on the new Fire Barn in the amount of $55,760.25 was approved.

The Board authorized an expenditure of up to $350 for start up of a Township website.

Special Meetings - Feb. 21 and 22

All members of the Board were present for both meetings.

These meetings were held to discuss GEO’s appeal of the assesses value of the North Lake Facility. After considering information provided by Mark Barnett, our assessor, and the advice of Richard Wendt, the Township attorney, it was agreed that the Board needed to take no action at the present time.

Agenda - March 8

Persons scheduled to speak:

  • A representative of the Covenant Community United Methodist Church
  • B. Kutchinski, J. Hoffman and G. Motzer from Lake County Land Bank program.

Unfinished business:

  • Johnson Construction’s request for payment No. 8 in the amount of $52,416 on the new fire barn construction.
  • Final pay request from Architectural Classics.
  • Old Fire Department property disposition.