MUNRO TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
August 9, 2005
Munro Township Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Antkoviak, Ginop, Tracey, Mandrick ABSENT: Dotski
Paul Nows, George Bliss, Ed Ginop, Jackie & Quinter Burnett, Thomas & Ann Chastain, Keith & Patricia Sipperley, attorney Tim MacArthur
Supervisor Antkoviak called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Tracey made the motion to accept the July 12, 2005 meeting minutes, supported by Mandrick.
- NEMCOG – Watershed meeting
- Cheb. County Road – comparison of township road funding
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Mandrick made the motion to pay the monthly bills amounting to $3,619.73,supported by Tracey. Motion carried.
Supervisor Antkoviak reported that Stan’s Electric bill for a replacement light on the fire hall station should be paid. The original light was of poor quality material and a better light has been installed.
Ginop showed the new cemetery map and listings done by Mr. Keith Sipperley and his wife, Patricia. The old map, that showed the lot owners, was done in 1950. It was torn and tattered. The township had no old records of people buried in the cemetery. The Sipperleys recorded the information from the grave stones and made a listing of lot owners and the people buried in each lot. Ginop said that the listings will be very helpful for people searching for family information.
- Lawrence Antkoviak sent in an application to have a land split on property along N. Extension Road. Ginop made the motion to approve the split, supported by Tracey.
- Kelly Bockheim sent in an application to have a land split on Keopke Road, the property has a house, well and septic, property is on Lancaster Lake. Ginop made the motion to approve the split, supported by Tracey.
- David Todd asked for a land split. He wants to sell two 60’ lots and make it one, he also wants to split property behind the two lots. Tracey made the motion to approve the split, supported by Mandrick.
Tracey made a motion to recind and deny the split for David Todd, Mandrick supported the motion. The two lots 3 & 4 are in a platted subdivision so no approval is necessary to sell. The property behind the two lots does not meet the 4-1 ratio (width x length). Suggestion was to have Mr. Todd resubmit his application and make the back property length smaller so it meets the 4-1 ratio.
- Tim MacArthur, attorney for Munro Township reported that Patricia Sanders who is asking for a land split on Munro Lake Access Road can not divide a lot in a platted subdivision.
- Thomas & Ann Chastain came before the board asking to have their land split that was denied last month be approved with a revised application. Tim MacArthur stated that Munro Twp. Land Division Ordinance does not preclude an un-buildable lot from being created by land division. Sect. V(g) of the ordinance states that unless a division creates a parcel which is acknowledged and declared to be “not a development site”, all divisions shall result in buildable parcels. This means that generally all of the parcels created must be of a buildable nature but that if a parcel is created that is smaller than that required by the Cheboygan County Zoning Ordinance for a buildable lot, the same can be approved but the application must state that the parcel created is to be “not a development site” and there should be some type of a deed restriction placed on the property so that, in the future, it can not be developed or built on.
Ginop said that the Chastains are still splitting a 50’ lot on the lake and can sell it with parcel 2 to make it a lake access lot.
Mrs. Chastain read a letter that she wrote dated August 4, 2005, she would like it to be recorded in the meeting minutes.
Mr. Keith Sipperley also read his letter and asked that it also be recorded in the minutes. Copy
Antkoviak made a motion to accept he split as revised with the exception that parcel 3 will have a permanent deed restriction as be a “not a development site”. Mandrick supported the motion. Roll call:
- Antkoviak – Yes
- Ginop –No
- Tracey – Yes
- Mandrick – Yes
- Antkoviak reported that the Cheboygan County Road Commission needs a contract signed tonight to reseal Weadock Road. If the road does not get re-sealed the road will fall apart in a short time. The money will come out of the County’s township allocation road fund, money that will be lost if not spent this year. Mandrick made the motion to have Weadock Road re-sealed, supported by Tracey.
GRIPES, WHINES & GROANS:
Paul Nows asked when the sides of the roads will be mowed. The intersections are getting dangerous to see around. Ingleside road needs to be graded also. The County hires someone to mow the grass along the sides of the roads it should be done shortly as they have already done the main highways.
Mandrick made the motion to adjourn the meeting, supported by Tracey. The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
Linda N. Ginop
Munro Township Clerk