Board of Review and Assessing

The Assessor will be available Tues., Wed., Fri. to discuss 2021 Assessment values.  Please call ahead to schedule.

The Board of Review holds Its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, March 2 at 9:00 at Leroy Township Hall.  There will be no public appeals heard at this time.

The Board of Review meets for Assessment Appeals by appointment on Monday, March 8 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and Tuesday, March 9 from 2:00 – 9:30 pm.  Please call 517-521-3729 and ask for an appointment.

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Meeting Minutes 12-1-2020

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December 1, 2020

Leroy Township Hall, 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

 

Board Members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Heidi Ream.

Members absent:  Loretta K. Benjamin, R. Scott Diederich.

Also present:  James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Dennis Dyko, Shelly Hall, Larry Fulger

and family.

 

After review, Griffes moved to accept the minutes of the November meeting

as presented.  Support, Whitehead.  The motion passed.

 

Public comment:  Shelly Hall had questions about the Dominion Tabulator

System’s random updates, at midnight, before the November Election. The

Clerk tried to explain the accuracy and security of the voting machines. 

 

Larry Fulger informed that their mobile home was going to be delivered and set up tomorrow.  There are some repairs needed to be done, there is a furnace,

with plans on adding a wood burner.

 

Hall rental during the pandemic was discussed.  Griffes stated that they are

adults and should be responsible. Whitehead felt that the health and safety

of the residents would be compromised, by allowing gatherings, at this time.  Motion by Griffes to rent the hall as normal.  Support, Ream.  Whitehead-No, Ream-Yes, Griffes-Yes.  Motion failed with two yes votes.

 

Office mask requirements for anyone entering the building, were discussed.

Ream felt that masks should be worn.  It was decided that the current sign, stating that masks are highly recommended and that the Plexiglas dividers

that were used during the election, be placed, on the office counter.

 

After review, Ream moved to contract with Webster, Griffes, Inc., at the same

rate, for the 2020-2021 season.  Support, Whitehead.  Motion passed.

 

The Williamston Senior Center Millage Proposal Resolution was reviewed.

Motion by Griffes to adopt Resolution #2020-03.  Support, Ream.  Ream-Yes,

Griffes-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

 

After review, Griffes moved to pay the bills as presented and all the standard bills

that arrive, within the next week.  Support-Ream.  Griffes-Yes, Ream-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

 

Motion by Ream to adjourn at 7:31 p.m.  Support, Whitehead.  Motion passed.

 

                                                           

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 11-10-20

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November 10, 2020                                                                                                          

Leroy Township Hall, 1685 N M-52, Webberville, MI.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

 

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Roberta M. Hamlin, R.

Scott Diederich, Loretta K. Benjamin.

Also present:  Dennis Dyko, Colin Kummerfeldt, Shelly Hall, James Utz, Lindsay Utz.

 

After review, Diederich moved to accept the October minutes, as presented.  Support,

Benjamin.  The motion passed.

 

Public comment:  Dennis Dyko stated that a bald eagle was spotted at the corner of

Grand River and Dietz Road and felt that it’s presence should be considered when

considering the addition and construction of new wind turbines.

 

Supervisor, Griffes felt that some proactive action should be taken, to notify the Township residents, of the proposed wind turbines, within the Township.  James Utz added that around 70% are not in favor of the turbines, a public hearing isn’t necessary at this point and an informational meeting could be considered, by the Board.  Lindsay Utz questioned if a response from the community is necessary and to find inquire if a meeting is needed at all.  Griffes will work on a letter to send out with the December tax bills, it will also be available, on the Township website and in the local newspapers.

 

Updates on the Fulger property were given and discussed. Post holes are filled with concrete, pylons are done, the footings outside of the mobile home need to be completed before the home is delivered and set up.  Because of missing deadlines and no substantial progress, by

the Fulgers, the Board decided that a letter will be sent out, appealing for more progress by a December 1st deadline or the Township legal service will be contacted.

 

The Clerk requested, that because of the nonstop line of voters and exposure to the virus,

the election inspectors be considered, for Election Day hazard pay.  After discussion, Diederich moved that an additional $100.00 be added to the election workers regular hourly wages.  Support, Whitehead.  Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

 

Diederich reported that the 2021 N.I.E.S.A. General & Equipment Budget has been passed,

With 7.5 mills Building & Equipment and 1.2 mills General.  An Investment meeting will be

on November 12th and will be voted on.  The training room in the Webberville Station will be named in honor of long time dedicated fire fighter, Gregg Flynn.

 

It was decided by the Board, that DeLau Fire Services recommendation to add two additional fire extinguishers, to the Township Hall will not be necessary, at this time.

 

After review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills, as presented.  Support, Hamlin.  Griffes-Yes,

Benjamin-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

 

Hamlin stated that Barbara Alchin would like to thank the Board for the bench, installed at

the Simmons Memorial Park, in memory of Trustee, Gerald E. Alchin.

 

Benjamin moved to adjourn at 8:06 p.m.  Support, Hamlin.  The motion passed.

                         

 

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Wilma J. Whitehead                                       

Township Clerk                                              

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Proposed Windmills in Leroy Township

Apex Clean Energy is exploring Windmills in Leroy Township, click below for the packet presented to the Township

Click Here for Additional Information Brochure

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Vote!

Vote Today at Leroy Township Hall if you are a registered voter for Leroy and Village of Webberville.

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Meeting Minutes 10-6-20

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        October 6, 2020

        Leroy Township Hall, 1685 N. M-52, Webberville, MI.

        Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

 

          Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Roberta M.

          Hamlin, R. Scott Diederich, Loretta K. Benjamin.

          Also present:  Dennis Dyko, James Utz, Lindsay Utz, Sean Stocker, Kris Lycos,

          Colin Kummerfeldt, Brian O’Shea, Heidi Ream, Debbie Schultz, Shelly Hall.

 

          After review, Diederich moved to accept the minutes, of the September regular

          meeting as presented.  Support, Benjamin.  The motion passed.

       

          The Township has two vacancies on the Board of Appeals and received a letter of

           Interest from Lindsay Utz and Kris Lycos.  After discussion, Griffes moved to appoint

           Kris Lycos to the Board.  Support, Benjamin. Motion passed.  Motion by Hamlin to

           appoint Lindsay Utz to the Board.  Support, Benjamin.  The motion passed.

 

          Apex Clean Energy, Inc. representatives were present to introduce their renewable

          Energy Company and their proposed wind turbine project.  Brian O’Shea introduced

          Sean Stocker, who gave an overview of their company and their planned development.

          The steps that will be taken are community development, wind and land studies,

          power purchase agreements, construction and energize, and produce energy.  The

          audience had questions and comments.  James Utz suggested that the Township

          contact the Township Planners and Attorney to draw up information for all

          Township residents and to get an objective view from them. Loretta Benjamin feels the   

          project will have an adverse effect on rural farm land and residents. Scott Diederich

          noted that the public needs to get involved first of all. Dennis Dyko stated that feasibility

          studies need to be completed.  Shelly Hall felt that the people need to considered first

          and property values will decrease because of the wind turbines. 

          Sean Stocker responses were that the wind turbines will produce needed clean energy,      

          the owners of their leased property will benefit financially, will increase jobs and

          spending during construction and additional tax benefits for the community.                     

          This was the an informational meeting and Apex Clean Energy, Inc. needs to apply

          for a public hearing with the Township Planning Commission.    

 

          Trustee, Scott Diederich reported that N.I.E.S.A. meetings are still being held virtually.  

          Discussed the proposed alarm response requirements and budget public hearing dates.

 

          

          DeLau Fire Services suggested that the Township Hall is getting older, that fire

          extinguishers be provided for the furnace and computer rooms.  Diederich will

          check further to see if there would be an advantage to have them installed.

          Motion by Diederich to table until next month.  Support, Benjamin. Motion passed.

 

         After review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills as presented.  Support, Hamlin.

         Benjamin-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion

         passed.

 

         Hamlin moved to adjourn at 8:13 P.M. Support, Diederich.  Motion passed

 

                                                                                      

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          Wilma J. Whitehead

          Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes 9-1-2020

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September 1, 2020

The Leroy Township Board Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by the Supervisor,

Earl L. Griffes.

 

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Roberta M. Hamlin, R. Scott

Diederich, Loretta K. Benjamin.

Also present:  James Utz, Larry Fulger, Jennifer Fulger, Dennis Dyko, Heidi Ream.

 

After review, Benjamin moved to accept the August meeting minutes as presented.  Support,

Diederich.  The motion passed.

 

Arthur Webster and Mark Kucharczyk have  both resigned from the Board of Appeals.  The Supervisor will send letters of interest, to the residents that are interested in be appointed.

 

Larry and Jennifer Fulger were present to update the Board, on their plans to place a mobile

home, on their property.  Mr. Fulger stated that the permit is taking longer to finalize then

they had anticipated.  They also have applied for a new property address off of Frost Road.

They are in the process of staking the site, updating their driveway, installing a wooden

Foundation, with piers and cement blocks.  They thanked the Board for being very patient

with them through this whole process.

 

The 2019-2020 Audit was presented.  Board members requested additional time to review

the audit before adoption.

 

August N.I.E.S.A. meeting was held virtual again because of the pandemic.  Their final audit

was accepted.  Frans Wilbrink was appointed as primary Member-at-Large, filling a two year

term and Ben Stiffler was appointed as alternate Member-at-Large, for a four year term.

 

The bills were presented by the Clerk.  Motion by Hamlin to the pay the bills as presented and

the additional bills that will be coming in later, because of the meeting being, on the first.

Support, Diederich.  Hamlin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.

The motion passed.

 

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. would like to meet with the Board at next month’s meeting.

The Clerk will put them on the agenda.

 

Benjamin moved to adjourn at 7:46 p.m.  Seconded, Hamlin.  The motion passed.

 

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

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Meeting Minutes 8-11-20

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August 11, 2020

The Leroy Township Board meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Roberta M. Hamlin. R. Scott Diederich,

Loretta K. Benjamin. 

Also present:  Dennis Dyko, Heidi Ream.

 

After review, Benjamin moved to accept the July meeting minutes as presented.  Support, Diederich.

The motion passed.

 

A building permit has been pulled for the Fulger property to set a mobile home, on their property

and footings need to be installed.  The Board agreed that a letter should be sent to the Fulgers, stating

the home set within sixty (60) days. 

 

The 2020 Road Project was discussed.  Motion by Benjamin to accept the Ingham County Road

Department Local Road Agreement of $83,300.00, County portion $33,300.00, Township contribution

of $50,000.00.  Support, Hamlin.  Hamlin-yes, Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Whitehead-

Yes.  The motion passed.

 

N.I.E.S.A. report by Diederich.  The July 9th monthly meeting was held virtual again this month, because of the pandemic.  The member-at-large two year position and the alternate member-at-large four year

positions were discussed.  A portion of the N.I.E.S.A. millage that passed, on the August 4th ballot,

is designated to provide full-time paramedics, for the Leroy Station.

The bills were presented by the Clerk.  After review, Hamlin moved to pay all bills as presented.  Support, Benjamin.  Benjamin-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The

motion passed.

 

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 7:46 p.m.  Support, Diederich.  The motion passed.

 

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes 7-7-20

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July 7, 2020

 

Leroy Township Board meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor, Earl L. Griffes.

 

Board members present:  Earl L. Griffes, Wilma J. Whitehead, Roberta M. Hamlin, R. Scott

Diederich, Loretta K. Benjamin.

Also present:  John Roy Castillo, Susan Cockerill, Julie Rudd, Dennis Dyko, Lindsay Utz, James Utz.

 

After review, Diederich moved to accept the minutes of the June meeting as presented.

Support, Benjamin.  The motion passed.

 

Williamston Senior Center Board members were present to discuss funding and millage for

the center.  Motion by Diederich to adopt the Resolution #2020-02, for the Millage Proposal to be placed on the November 2020 Ballot, to let the voters decide.   Support, Hamlin.  Benjamin-Yes, Diederich-Yes, Griffes-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

 

The 2019 Annual Capital Area District Libraries Report was reviewed.

 

Michigan Brewery Works building is complete.  Outdoor lighting and parking lot lining need to be addressed before occupancy permit can be issued.

 

The 2020 Ingham County Road Department Project was discussed.  A report from Bill Conklin stated that there hasn’t been a resolution because of their drop in revenue and will have it ready by the first of August.

 

Webberville Woman’s Advance Club would like to use the board room for their September meeting.  Motion by Benjamin to allow the service organization to use the room with no fee.

Support, Diederich.  The motion passed.

 

After review, Benjamin moved to pay all bills as presented.  Seconded. Hamlin.  Diederich-Yes,

Griffes-Yes, Hamlin-Yes, Benjamin-Yes, Whitehead-Yes.  The motion passed.

 

Motion by Benjamin to adjourn at 8:06 p.m.  Support, Diederich.  The motion passed.

 

 

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Wilma J. Whitehead

Township Clerk

 

 

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