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Ordinance No. 2018-1
Consumers energy company electric franchise
AN ORDINANCE, granting to CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY, its successors and assigns, the right, power and authority to construct, maintain and commercially use electric lines consisting of towers, masts, poles, crossarms, guys, braces, feeders, transmission and distribution wires, transformers and other electrical appliances on, under, along and across the highways, streets, alleys, bridges, waterways, and other public places, and to do a local electric business in the TOWNSHIP OF OGDEN, LENAWEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, for a period of thirty years.
THE TOWNSHIP OF OGDEN ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. GRANT, TERM. The TOWNSHIP OF OGDEN, LENAWEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, hereby grants the right, power and authority to the Consumers Energy Company, a Michigan corporation, its successors and assigns, hereinafter called the “Grantee,” to construct, maintain and commercially use electric lines consisting of towers, masts, poles, cross-arms, guys, braces, feeders, transmission and distribution wires, transformers and other electrical appliances for the purpose of transmitting, transforming and distributing electricity on, under, along and across the highways, streets, alleys, brid-ges, waterways, and other public places, and to do a local electric business in the TOWNSHIP OF OGDEN, LENAWEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, for a period of thirty years.
SECTION 2. CONSIDERATION. In consideration of the rights, power and authority hereby granted, said Grantee shall faithfully perform all things required by the terms hereof.
SECTION 3. CONDITIONS. No highway, street, alley, bridge, waterway or other public place used by said Grantee shall be obstructed longer than necessary during the work of construction or repair, and shall be restored to the same order and condition as when said work was commenced. All of Grantee’s structures and equipment shall be so placed on either side of the highways as not to unnecessarily interfere with the use thereof for highway purposes. All of Grantee’s wires carrying electricity shall be securely fastened so as not to endanger or injure persons or property in said highways. The Grantee shall have the right to trim trees if necessary in the conducting of such business, subject, however, to the supervision on the highway authorities.
SECTION 4. HOLD HARMLESS. Said Grantee shall at all times keep and save the Township free and harmless from all loss, costs and expense to which it may be subject by reason of the negligent construction and maintenance of the structures and equipment hereby authorized. In case any action is commenced against the Township on account of the permission herein given, said Grantee shall, upon notice, defend the Township and save it free and harmless from all loss, cost and damage arising out of such negligent construction and maintenance.
SECTION 5. EXTENSIONS. Said Grantee shall construct and extend its electric distribution system within said Township, and shall furnish electric service to applicants residing therein in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
SECTION 6 FRANCHISE NOT EXCLUSIVE. The rights, power and authority herein granted, are not exclusive.
SECTION 7. RATES. Said Grantee shall be entitled to charge the inhabitants of said Township for electricity furnished therein, the rates as approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, to which Commission or its successors authority and jurisdiction to fix and regulate electric rates and rules regulating such service in said Township, are hereby granted for the term of this franchise. Such rates and rules shall be subject to review and change at any time upon petition therefor being made by either said Township, acting by its Township Board, or by said Grantee.
SECTION 8. REVOCATION. The franchise granted by this ordinance is subject to revocation upon sixty (60) days written notice by the party desiring such revocation.
SECTION 9. MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, JURISDICTION. Said Grantee shall, as to all other conditions and elements of service not herein fixed, be and remain subject to the reasonable rules and regulations of the Michigan Public Service Commission or its successors, applicable to electric service in said Township.
SECTION 10. REPEALER. This ordinance, when accepted and published as herein provided, shall repeal and supersede the provisions of an electric ordinance adopted by the Township on March 14, 1988 entitled:
AN ORDINANCE, grating to CONSUMERS POWER COMPANY, its successors and assigns, the right, power and authority to construct, maintain and commercially use electric lines consisting of towers, masts, poles, crossarms, guys, braces, feeders, transmission and distribution wires, transformers and other electrical appliances on, under, along and across the highways, streets, alleys, bridges and other public places, and to do a local electric business in the TOWNSHIP OF OGDEN, LENAWEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, for a period of thirty years.
and amendments, if any, to such ordinance whereby an electric franchise was granted to Consumers Energy Company.
SECTION 11. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect upon the day after the date of publication thereof; provided, however, it shall cease and be of no effect after thirty days from its adoption unless within said period the Grantee shall accept the same in writing filed with the Township Clerk. Upon acceptance and publication hereof, this ordinance shall constitute a contract between said Township and said Grantee.
We certify that the foregoing Franchise Ordinance was duly enacted by the Township Board of the TOWNSHIP OF OGDEN, LENAWEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, on the 6th day of March, 2018.
Township Clerk (880)
NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION:
AN ORDINANCE TO IMPOSE A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS, LICENSES, OR APPROVALS FOR, OR FOR ANY CONSTRUCTION OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
On March 12, 2018, Riga Township (the “Township”) adopted Ordinance No. 46, An Ordinance to Impose a Moratorium on the Issuance of Permits, Licenses, or Approvals for, or for Any Construction of, Commercial Solar Energy Systems (the “Ordinance”). The following is a summary of the Ordinance. A true copy of the Ordinance is available at the Office of the Township Clerk, 7817 Riga Hwy, Riga, MI 49276.
Section 1. Definition. This section defines “Solar Energy System.”
Section 2. Purpose and Findings. This section describes the purpose and findings of the Ordinance made by the Township Board. This section further states that imposing a moratorium, on a limited temporary basis, is reasonable and necessary in order to allow time for the Township Planning Commission to fully explore, analyze, research and make recommendations to the Riga Township Board regarding potential zoning regulations applicable to Solar Energy Systems.
Section 3. Moratorium. This section imposes a moratorium upon the issuance of any and all permits, licenses, or approvals for, or for any construction of, any commercial Solar Energy Systems on any property under the jurisdiction of the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, so long as this Ordinance is in effect.
Section 4: Term of Moratorium; Renewal. The moratorium imposed by this Ordinance shall remain in effect for six (6) months following the effective date of this Ordinance, or until amendments to the Township Zoning Ordinance regulating Solar Energy Systems take effect, whichever occurs first. Before the moratorium imposed by this Ordinance expires, the Township Board may, by resolution, extend the moratorium for an additional six (6) months, or some lesser period of time as the Township Board deems appropriate.
Section 5. Validity and Severability. This section provides that if any portion of this Ordinance is found invalid for any reason, such holding shall not be construed as affecting the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.
Section 6. Repealer Clause. This section provides that any ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent necessary to give the Ordinance full force and effect. Notwithstanding, this section further provides that the Ordinance should not be construed as a repeal or an amendment to the Township Zoning Ordinance; rather, the Ordinance is a temporary moratorium until such time as the Ordinance expires or amendments to the Township Zoning Ordinance regulating Solar Energy Systems take effect, whichever occurs first.
Section 7: Effective Date. This section provides that the Ordinance shall become effective immediately following publication. (445)
SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES
March 12, 2018,
Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m.
Present: Kastel, Goetz, Delgado, Thompson, Gust. Absent: None.
• Minutes from February 12, 2018
• PA-116 application request from Greg and Rebecca Lievens
• Treasurer’s report
• Payoff of the loan at Blissfield State Bank for $ and loan repayment of $18,000.00 to the General Fund from the Fire Equipment Fund
• Resolution 2018-10 to ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO IMPOSE A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS, LICENSES, OR APPROVAL FOR, OR FOR ANY CONSTRUCTION OF, COMMERICAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
• Sending the R2PC sample solar ordinance to the lawyer with a list of proposed changes for comment
• Adjusting the General Fund budget by increasing Cemetery Upkeep to $22,000.00 and Other Charges to $26,000.00 and decreasing Reserve & Contingency to $14,000.00.
• Adjusting the Fire Department Operating Fund by increasing the Fire Department Operations to $117,000.00 and decreasing Reserve & Contingency to $0.00
• Adjusting the Building Department Budget by decreasing Reserve & Contingency to $0.00, Site Plan to $100.00 and increasing Inspecting Expenses to $9,400.00
• The bid from Meredith Francis to complete the biannual audit and complete the F-65 report for $4,900.00.
• Dates for the Regular Township Board meetings in 2018-2019 Fiscal Year: second Monday of each month at 7:00pm
• Sending 2 unpaid ambulance billing of non-residents to collections, totaling $1,608.00
• Contract with the Len. Co. Road commission to place stone on local gravel roads and payment of deposit $6,841.07
• Payment of bills: Fire Checking checks 1803-1817 totaling $2,728.90 and General Checking checks 10959-10986 totaling $17,603.40
Other items discussed: Proposed tax revenue from the Ag Renaissance Zone, millage proposals for the August election, Planning Commission’s progress with the solar ordinance, hall roof maintenance
Meeting adjourned at 9:23 p.m.
Riga Township Clerk
Riga Township Supervisor
Copies of complete meeting minutes, resolutions, treasurer’s report, park information and budget available upon request from the Township Clerk or online at www.rigatownship.com (338)
Blissfield Township Special Meeting
February 16, 2018
Meeting called to order by Supervisor, Navarro. Members present: Gregg, Baldwin, Cranor.
Purpose of meeting: Elect Trustee and any other business needed to be conducted.
MOTION Gregg second Baldwin to recommend Roger William Gritzmaker to the open Trustee seat on the Township Board until the November, 2018 General Election.
Trustee Gregg waived the $75 special meeting compensation each Trustee is paid.
MOTION Gregg second Baldwin to amend the Fire Fund Repair/Mainenance to $5300 from $3500 budgeted in 2017/2018 budget. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Cranor second Baldwin to adjourn at 10:30 a.m. MOTION CARRIED.
Nancy Cranor, Clerk
Adolio Q. Navarro, Jr.,
Blissfield Township Board Meeting
March 13, 2018
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p,m. by Supervisor, Navarro. Members present: Cranor, Gritzmaker, Gregg, Baldwin.
MOTION Gregg second Baldwin to approve minutes of February 13th meeting. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Gritzmaker second Cranor to accept the Treasurer’s report of February 28, 2018. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Gregg second Cranor to approve payment of bills: General Fund: $1,273.41; Fire Fund $8,262.01. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Cranor second Baldwin to renew RAP Lawn Service’s contract for the mowing and maintenance of Pleasant View, Crane and Spiegel cemeteries along with Railroad Street lot. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Cranor second Gritzmaker to set 2018-2019 budget hearing for March 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION Cranor second Gritzmaker to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. MOTION CARRIED.
Nancy Cranor, Clerk
Adolio Q. Navarro, Jr.,
SPRING CEMETERY CLEANUP
Blissfield Township will be having spring cleanup at Pleasant View, Crane and Spiegel cemeteries. All Fall/Christmas flowers and decorative items on the ground and on the monuments must be removed or they will be discarded.
Deadline for removal is April 1, 2018.
Decorations may be placed on graves after April 15, 2018.
Nancy Cranor, Blissfield Township Clerk
BLISSFIELD TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
A Budget Hearing will be held March 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Blissfield Township Hall, 120 S. Lane Street, Blissfield, MI.
“The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the Proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.”
Budget will be available for inspection at the Township Office.
Blissfield Township Clerk
OGDEN TOWNSHIP CEMETERY
SPRING CLEAN UP
All decorations must be removed from the Ogden Township Cemetery before April 1, 2018. Items not removed will be discarded by the groundskeeper.
Ogden Township Board