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SALE

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NOTICE

VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD
COUNCIL MEETING Sept. 10, 2018
The meeting of the Deerfield Village Council was called to order by President Todd Nighswander.
Trustees Present: Kevin Eggleston, Mike Gilson, Dave Rogers, Connie Sieler & Superintendant Conner.
Absent: Nate O’Connor & Donna Holubik
Minutes of the meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s Report – Motion Sieler to approve treasurer’s report 2nd Eggleston Carried.
Council received a copy of the audit from the Lally Group. A special meeting for community Q & A regarding the proposed millage increase that will be on the Nov. ballot will be held Oct. 23rd @ 6:00. Negotiating Comm. will be meeting Oct. 10th @ 6:30 to review employee contract renewal.
Village Supt.’s Report – Report on file & website. 5 hrs over time for Aug. At this time the plan is to operate with 3 employees.
Police report & Building Inspector Report – reviewed.
New Business – a certified letter will be sent to those delinquent on their personal property taxes.
Motion Sieler to adjourn meeting @ 8:30 Second Eggleston Carried.
Next Council meeting Oct. 1,2018.
Respectfully Submitted,
Denise Wylie (180)

NOTICE

Palmyra Township Board
Regular Meeting
-Synopsis-
September 13, 2018 Regular Meeting
Members present: Jim Isley, Chris Whited, Matt Koester, Perry Pooley, and Steve Papenhagen
Members absent: None
Supervisor Isley called meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
The August 9, 2018 Regular Meeting minutes were approved, and all reports received were approved as presented.
Time was allotted for public comment.
Communications: Clerk Whited reported that a FOIA request was made by “Emily,” but the request is actually from a Democratic super PAC, Priorities USA Foundation. Trustee Pooley reported that a concerned citizen took care of the weeds in the culvert at Crane Cemetery. Clerk Whited reported that the Main Cemetery is well maintained and looks beautiful. Supervisor Isley reported that MTA is offering several workshops.
Unfinished Business: The Sewer/Water Fee Collection Hearing opened at 7:33 pm. During the hearing, one comment was made by Ken Southwell concerning the number of properties that are delinquent. Supervisor Isley replied that a total of 39 properties are delinquent, totaling $12,506.17. The hearing closed at 7:36 pm; Approval to adopt the Resolution to Collect Delinquent Sewer/Water Charges; Discussion of Building Committee.
New Business: Approval for the Planning Commission to bring the 1993 Zoning Ordinance into compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and the Michigan Planning Enabling Act; Motion failed on a wind moratorium; Approval for the Supervisor to write a letter to Dave Brown expressing dissatisfaction with the Township Website; Approval for the Supervisor to place an ad in the local newspaper advertising the need for Planning Commission members; Approval to allow the PTFD to enter into contract with SQUAD 5 for the purpose of organizing RIT training for the PTFD and offering the training to local fire departments as well; Approval to allow the PTFD to purchase the Avon MI TIC E 3 thermal imaging camera from First Due at a cost not to exceed $4,500; Approval to table the Target Solutions Training Program until the October 11 Regular Meeting; Approval to send Chad Baughey to Fire 1 & 2 training in October at a cost of $750.
Bill Payment: All Township and PTFD bills presented were approved for payment.
Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
Next regular meeting will be held October 11, 2018.
Complete Minutes of these or any other Palmyra Township meeting may be obtained from Christine Whited, P.O. Box 97, Palmyra, MI 49268. Approved minutes can be viewed on our website at www.palmyratownship.net.
Respectfully Submitted,
Christine Whited, Clerk (408)

NOTICE

RIGA TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES
September 10, 2018, Regular Meeting
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Present: Goetz, Delgado, Gust, Kastel, Thompson.
Absent: None.
Items approved:
• Corrected minutes from August 13, 2018
• Treasurer’s Report
• Resolution 2018-14 to extend the moratorium on solar installations
• Hiring Dalton VasBinder onto the Fire Department
• Payment of bills: Fire Checking checks 1917-1934 totaling $6,456.59 and General Checking checks 11159-11190 totaling $20,925.96. Fundraising Checking check 1091-1097 totaling $1,700.00
• Ordinance 47 – Water and Sewer Rates
• Re-allocating $0.26/gallon of the ethanol plant water usage by putting $0.18 to Sewer O&M and $0.08 to Water O&M.
Other: Riga clean-up day Sept 22 and Cemetery Fall Clean up Oct 1. Private contractor is supposed to repair the west lane of Silberhorn Hwy north of Weston.
Meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.
Katy Gust,
Riga Township Treasurer
Gary Kastel,
Riga Township Supervisor
Copies of complete meeting minutes, treasurer’s report, and budget available upon request from the Township Clerk or online at www.rigatownship.com. (169)

NOTICE

ORDINANCE 47
AMENDMENT TO RIGA TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE NO. 45
FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
AND SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
WHEREAS, the Township wished to amend a portion of Ordinance No. 45,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that previously ordained Disconnect and Reconnection Charges, Billing, Enforcement and Water Rates and Sewage Disposal Rates are hereby deleted in their entirety and the following combined rates are adopted in their place upon the effective date of this Amendment:
I DISCONNECT AND RECONNECTION CHARGES
If water is turned off for non-payment of utility charges, a $50.00 disconnect and reconnection charge shall be assessed which shall be paid prior to water service being re-established to the premises.
II BILLING
Bills shall be rendered monthly with the water meters being read on the 15th of each month. Bills for service shall be due and payable on the 10th of the month after billing. All bills not paid when due shall be charged a penalty of 10 percent (10%). In addition to other remedies for collection available, the Township shall have the right to shut off water to any premises when utility charges are not paid by the 20th of each month. Each Premise shall pay for water and sewer service in accordance with rates established in this ordinance.
III ENFORCEMENT
Monthly charges for services provided by the water system and the sanitary sewer system and annual water and sewer connection fee payments shall constitute a lien on the property served, and if not paid by the 1st of September of each year, the official or officials in charge of collection thereof, shall certify to the Township Assessing Officer, the facts of such delinquent charges. The Township Assessing Officer shall prepare a Special Assessment Roll for the Township Board listing all such delinquent charges as to Property ID Number and Owner of record and send by 1st class mail a notice of Special Assessment Hearing stating the date, time, place and charges delinquent to the owner of record for each property with delinquent charges. After the Township Board holds the Special Assessment Hearing they shall vote as to which delinquent charges shall be entered upon the next general Township Tax Roll as a charge against such premises and the same shall be collected and the lien therefore enforced in the same manner as general Township taxes against such premises are collected and the lien enforced. The Township shall have such other and further remedies as have been established by Act No. 178 of the Public Acts of 1939, as amended, and enforcement and all remedies are cumulative along with other actions, proceedings, and remedies permitted by law.
IV WATER AND SEWER COMBINED RATES
The following monthly charges shall be made against each premise connected to the system:
For three quarter inch water meters there will be a $64.98 monthly base charge and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $8.00 per 1,000 gallons, plus $38.25 per month debt service charge.
For one inch water meters there will be a $103.10 monthly base charge and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $8.00 per 1,000 gallons, plus $58.34 per month debt service charge.
For one and one-half inch water meters there will be a $187.24 monthly base charge and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $8.00 per 1,000 gallons, plus $109.60 per month debt service charge.
For two inch water meters there will be a $297.56 monthly base charge and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $8.00 per 1,000 gallons, plus $170.06 per month debt service charge.
For three inch meters there will be a $598.47 monthly base charge and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $8.00 per 1,000 gallons, plus $331.52 per month debt service charge.
For four inch water meters there will be a $991.65 monthly base charge and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $8.00 per 1,000 gallons, plus $511.99 per month debt service charge.
For industrial water only customers with a two inch water meter there will be a $182.56 minimum and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $5.98 per 1,000 gallons, plus $76.70 per month debt service charge.
For industrial water only customers with a three inch water meter there will be a $372.26 minimum and all consumption by a user shall be at the rate of $5.98 per 1,000 gallons plus $147.70 per month debt service charge.
For industrial water only customers with a four inch water meter there will be a $570.51 minimum and all consumption by a user shall be at a rate of $5.98 per 1,000 gallons, plus $227.78 per month debt service charge.
For industrial water only customers with meters larger than four (4) inches, the monthly charge shall be fourteen thousand nine dollars and sixty-four cents ($14,009.64), or consumption by the user at the following rates: $4.66 per 1,000 gallons for consumption up to 14,583,332 gallons per month (174,999,999 gallons per year), $4.21 per 1,000 gallons for consumption over 14,583,333 gallons per month (175,000,000 gallons per year) up to 16,666,666 gallons per month, and $3.79 per 1,000 gallons for consumption over 16,666,667 gallons per month (200,000,000 gallons per year), whichever is greater.
Bulk water fill station at 7817 Riga Hwy. will be at the rate of $14.75 per 1,000 gallons.

V CONNECTION CHARGES
Connections after September 1, 2004 shall pay the connection fee in full at the time of application and in addition each premise connecting to the water supply system or the waste water sewer system, shall pay the actual cost of connection and inspection plus $3,500.00 for water connection and $5,250.00 for sewer connection.
VI MANDATORY CONNECTION
Furthermore, Section 5 of the “Enforcement” paragraph of the Ordinance shall be amended as follows:
Section 5. Each existing building with water and sewage requirements which is situated within two hundred feet (200’) of an available public sanitary sewer line shall connect to the sanitary sewer system and each building situated within two hundred feet (200’) of an available public water line shall connect to that public water system within one year after receiving notice of the availability of said public water, and, or, sanitary sewer service. Any new structure with water and sewage service requirements to be built within two hundred feet (200’) of an existing water main and sewer main shall pay the hook-up fees in full prior to obtaining a building permit and be connected to same prior to obtaining an occupancy permit.
VII ADOPTION
This ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption and publication.
I hereby certify that the foregoing constitutes a true and complete copy of Ordinance No. 47 duly adopted by a roll call vote of _5_yes, and _0__no, by the Township Board of the Township of Riga, County of Lenawee, Michigan at a regular meeting held on September 10, 2018 at which_5_ members were present, and _0_ members were absent.
Natalie Thompson, Clerk (1177)

NOTICE

TOWNSHIP OF RIGA
NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF ORDINANCE TO IMPOSE A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS, LICENSES, OR APPROVALS FOR, OR FOR ANY CONSTRUCTION OF, COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its meeting on September 10, 2018, the Township Board for the Township of Riga approved a Resolution To Extend Moratorium On The Issuance Of Permits, Licenses, Or Approvals For, Or For Any Construction Of, Commercial Solar Energy Systems which extends, for an additional six (6) months or until such time as Solar Energy System regulatory amendments to the Township’s Zoning Ordinance become effective, whichever occurs first, the moratorium on the issuance of any and all permits, licenses, or approvals for any property subject to or under the jurisdiction of the Township’s Zoning Ordinance for the establishment or use of commercial Solar Energy Systems. A copy of the resolution is available for inspection at the Township Office, 7817 Riga Hwy, Riga, MI 49276.
NATALIE THOMPSON,
CLERK
Riga Township
7817 Riga Hwy
Riga, MI 49276 (169)

NOTICE

Blissfield Township Board Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2018
Meeting began at 7:00 p.m.
MOTION Gritzmaker second Cranor to appoint Gregg as facilitator of meeting due to absence of Supervisor Navarro. MOTION CARRIED
Members present: Gregg, Gritzmaker, Cranor, Hudson.
Absent: Navarro.
MOTION Gritzmaker second Cranor to approve minutes of August 14th meeting.
MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Gritzmaker second Cranor to accept Treasurer’s Report of August 31, 2018.
MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Gritzmaker second Cranor to approve payment of bills: General Fund – $1302.50; Fire Fund – $7141.83; Road Fund – $3456.52.
MOTION CARRIED.
County Commissioner, Knoblauch gave update on happenings at the county.
MOTION Cranor second Gritzmaker to approve purchase of 42 feet of gutter and downspout for $504.50 from A-1 Seamless Gutters for front of Fire Station.
MOTION CARRIED
Fire Department was awarded a grant from FEMA in amount of $129,524 to puchase air packs at roughly $6800 a piece.
Dale Fruchey will be attending Haz Mat Tech2 in Lansing.
Life Flight will be at Fire Station Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m. for training.
MOTION Cranor second Gritzmaker to increase burial of cremains on Saturday, Sunday and holidays for residents to $500.
MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Cranor second Gritzmaker to adjourn meeting at 7:38 p.m.
MOTION CARRIED
Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Cranor, Clerk
Orrin Gregg, Facilitator (213)

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