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November 12, 2018 Tecumseh Township Meeting Minutes
Meeting called to order by Supervisor Curt Brown at 7:00 PM. In attendance were Supervisor Brown, Treasurer Bunch, Clerk Coulter, Trustees Lamb and Feight. Township Attorney, Mike Brooks, also in attendance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Guest Comments:
At this point, Amanda Lacelle, our Assessor, reported on the results of the AMAR Audit( Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements) which is conducted by the State of Michigan. Tecumseh Township needs to address deficiencies in 7 of the 11 requirements. Amanda explained the reasons for these and gave a positive outlook for complying with the audit. She has been given an extension by the State of Michigan until February 2019. She expects to have us in total compliance by then.
The Beales who own the semi-abandoned property at 9625 Tecumseh-Clinton Road addressed the Board re: the disposition of this property. The structure on this property is partially collapsed and needs to be repaired or torn down. They presented a plan to have this torn down by March 31, 2019 . They cited numerous problems they have encountered in getting this resolved but promised to resolve it. They reported that the well on the property has been covered and power to the house turned off. We informed them that they would need permits to tear it down and directed them to our Building Inspector.
The Minutes from the October 6, 2018 Board Meeting were discussed and a motion to approve made by Feight; seconded by Lamb. Motion passed.
Rick Bunch gave the Treasurer's Report and after some discussion was placed on file. Bills were presented, discussed and motion to pay them made by Coulter; seconded by Feight. Motion to pay bills passed.
Building Permits were presented. No action required.
Old Business: As part of the compliance to the AMAR deficiencies we need to approve a Property Transfer Affidavit waiving penalty fees associated with filing this property transfer within 45 days of the transfer. We are waiving these due to difficulty in collecting them within the guidelines. Motion to approve made by Coulter; seconded by Feight ; motion passed.
We also needed to approve Guidelines for Policy and Poverty Guidelines including Asset Guidelines for property taxes. The Policy statement was presented, discussed and motion to approve made by Brown; seconded by Bunch. Motion passed.
Curt Brown reported that he will do some additional comparisons of Building Permit fees and bring this to December meeting. He wants us to be able to act on this then to decide if we stay with Raisin Township for building inspections or switch to City of Tecumseh's inspector.
New Business: Clerk Coulter reported that we had 1100+ ballots cast ( in-person and AV ) during the Nov. 6, 2018 election. He reported some system problems during the election that caused some delays but these resolved by our excellent poll officials in a timely manner.
Supervisor's Report: Curt Brown presented the new bill from the Lenawee County Drain Commission.
He also informed us that Raisin Township is doing a new Master Plan for the township in case anyone has any input. No date given for public hearings.
Open Discussion: Clerk Coulter brought up the question of whether or not Tecumseh Township needs an ordinance stating our policy on potential growing, processing , or distribution of marijuana in light of the recently passed proposal allowing recreational use of marijuana. He has contacted MTA for their legal opinion and will share input at December meeting.
There being no additional business before the Board, Coulter mad a motion to adjourn; seconded y Feight. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 8:04 PM.
Gerald Coulter, Clerk                                         
Curtis Brown, Supervisor


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