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									Plainfield Charter Township
Regular Meeting                                      DRAFT
September 22, 2008

A work session of the regular board meeting of Plainfield Charter Township Board was called to
order by Supervisor Meek the on 22nd of September, 2008 at 6:30pm at the Township Offices,
6161 Belmont Avenue NE, Belmont MI. Members present: Supervisor Meek, Clerk Morrow,
Treasurer Stover, Trustees Hagedorn, Heindrichs, and Parris. Members absent: Trustee Borek.
Also present: Township Attorney Eric Brandt. The Board reviewed the agenda items, the
consent agenda items, and the accounts payable. The meeting recessed at 7:20pm.

1. The Regular Meeting of the Plainfield Charter Township Board was called to order at
   7:30pm on September 22, 2008 at the Township Offices, 6161 Belmont Avenue NE,
   Belmont, MI by Supervisor Meek.

2. Members present: Supervisor Meek, Clerk Morrow, Treasurer Stover, Trustees Hagedorn,
   Heindrichs, and Parris. Member absent: Trustee Borek. Also present: Township Attorney
   Eric Brandt and Fire Chief David Peterson.

3. Mrs. Morrow offered the invocation and Mr. Hagedorn led the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Mr. Parris moved, supported by Mr. Stover that the agenda be approved with the following
   change: item 5g. Change the figure from $6200.00 to $6022.00. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion
   carried.

5. Mr. Parris moved, supported by Mr. Hagedorn that the consent agenda be approved as
   follows:
   a. Approve August 11 closed meeting, September 08 regular meeting, and September 15
        special meeting minutes
   b. Receive Clerks Budget, Financial, Investment, Building, Fire, Ordinance Enforcement,
        Passport and Water Department reports
   c. Award bid to Natural Landscapes in the amount of $12,710.00 for 2008-2010
        snowplowing contract (4 bids)
   d. Approve waiving rental fee at the Community Center one Monday night a month for
        Moms Bloom through December 31
   e. Approve Companion Life Insurance Company for voluntary dental program
   f. Grant merit salary increase to Robert Homan, Township Manager (1.66%)
   g. Approve use of unallocated Kent County Community Block Grant funds in the amount of
        $6,022.00 for Division Avenue sidewalk project
   h. Accept the low bid in the amount to $156,300.00 from Allied Mechanical Services Inc. (4
        bids) for Rockhill Pump station improvements.
   i. Accept the low bid from Quality Air (3 bids) in the amount of $38,775.00 for the
        replacement of roof top air conditioning units at Plainfield Library
   j. Approve pay estimate #1 in the amount of $51,540.00 to Michigan Pipe and Valve for
        Coit Ave water supply system extension and improvements
   k. Approve Resolution #08-34 establishing a voluntary roll for water on Coit Avenue with an
        interest rate of 6% on unpaid balance beginning April 01, 2010
   l. Approve lease of 6156 Belmont Avenue with D & L Farms for Christmas Tree sales
   m. Approve payment to McDonald Plumbing in the amount of $14,955.00 for completion of
        sanitary sewer project on Grand River Drive

6. The public hearing to consider the application from Wynalda Litho for an Industrial Facilities
   Tax Exemption was opened for comment. Tim Ottenwess, Controller for Wynalda Litho


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    Incorporated, indicated that the application was to purchase four pieces of equipment.
    Wynalda Litho produces specialty packaging for many companies. They make packages
    predominately for the food and home entertainment industries. There being no comments
    from the public the hearing was closed and discussion returned to the Board. Mr. Parris
    asked Mr. Ottenwess to explain the process of printing packages and he explained the
    process. Mrs. Morrow asked if Wynalda Litho was able to purchase any of their supplies
    locally. She was told that most of the supplies for the printing and packaging were not
    purchased locally because the supplies are not available in the area, however, Wynalda
    Litho does use local electricians and other skilled specialty contractors in the area. Twenty-
    five jobs will be kept because of the purchase of this equipment. Wynalda Litho expects to
    add three more positions. Mr. Stover reported that Wynalda Litho is a regular, on-time
    taxpayer. Mr. Heindrichs asked how a company from Belmont competes on the global
    market. Mr. Ottenwess responded that, 1) ownership involved with the large customers, 2)
    the company is focused on quality and delivery and 3) they are fair and pay attention to their
    customers. Supervisor Meek asked how Wynalda Litho gets their name into the industry. Mr.
    Ottenwess responded that Wynalda Litho is well known in California because it is the base
    of the entertainment industry. Wynalda Litho has developed a marketing department; they
    use the Internet; and they increased their local sales staff. Wynalda Litho started as a
    commercial printing business doing specific projects for companies. They have moved into
    specialty packaging and printing and have found a niche in the market. Mr. Heindrichs
    moved, supported by Mr. Hagedorn that Resolution #08-35 approving an Industrial Facilities
    Exemption Certificate be granted for personal property for a total of 3 years with a review
    and reconsideration for an additional three (3) years. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.

7. Citizens were offered an opportunity to address the Board on any subject that was not on
   the agenda. Jim Koetje, candidate for judge, introduced himself and explained his
   background in business litigation and the legislature.

8. Fire Chief David Peterson encouraged the Board to consider changes in the current Burning
   Ordinance. It has been more than 15 years since the current ordinance went into effect. The
   change that he proposes is to ban open burning in the entire township, regardless of lot
   size, except in the farming areas, which are permitted to burn under the state law. Several
   companies in the area accept yard waste for recycling. There are also pamphlets from the
   State of Michigan explaining various recycling and composting options. Mr. Hagedorn
   moved, supported by Mrs. Morrow that the public hearing to consider changes to the
   Burning Ordinance be set for October 06, 2008 and that the ordinance, if adopted, would
   take immediate effect upon publication. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.

9. Mr. Hagedorn moved, supported by Mr. Parris that the accounts payable in the amount of
   $788,535.98 be approved and authorized for disbursement and that the check for
   Cannonsburg Engraving be resubmitted. Roll call vote. Ayes: Meek, Morrow, Stover, Parris,
   Hagedorn, and Heindrichs. Nays: none. Motion carried.

10. Board members commented on various issues.

11. The meeting adjourned at 8:25pm.


_______________________________                      _______________________________
Susan L. Morrow, MMC, Clerk                          George K. Meek, Supervisor
Plainfield Charter Township                          Plainfield Charter Township




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                                              - CERTIFICATION -

I, the undersigned, Susan L. Morrow, the duly qualified and elected Clerk for the Charter
Township of Plainfield, Kent County, Michigan, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the forgoing is a
true and complete copy of the proceedings taken by the Township Board of said Township at a
regular board meeting held on the 22nd day of September, 2008.


____________________________
Susan L. Morrow, MMC, Clerk
Plainfield Charter Township




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