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MINUTES OF THE

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ANTWERP TOWHSHIP BOARD
TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2002
7:00 PM
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Daniel J. Ruzick.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was given.
Board Members Present: Bruce Cutting, Ronald Derhammer, Virg Hendrickson, Bonnie Osborne and
Daniel J. Ruzick.
Board Member Absent: None
Also Present:

Twelve Guests.

Motion by Cutting, second by Derhammer to approve the agenda as presented.
carried.

All voted in favor. Motion

Motion by Osborne, second by Derhammer to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2002 meeting as presented.
All voted in favor.
Motion carried.
Action on Planning Commission Recommendations:
a. Motion by Derhammer, second by Cutting to grant approval as recommend by Planning Commission
for the request from Mark and Jim Boven Preliminary Plat request to subdivide 14.6 acres into 11 lots
and 7.1 acres of open space. Property is located just south of Red Arrow Hwy on 30th Street, Paw Paw
MI. Property number 80-02-008-015-02, Tax Plate number 125-, in section 8 and currently zoned
Residential. Roll call vote: Hendrickson-yes, Osborne-yes, Ruzick-yes, Cutting-yes, and
Derhammer-yes. Motion carried.
b.

Motion by Derhammer, second by Cutting to grant approval as recommend by Planning Commission
with item 1-7 in Wade -Trim letter dated June 21, 2002 to be addressed in next submittal for Powell
Custom Homes LLC Pre-preliminary request to construct Brownstone subdivision for 97 residential
lots on 83 acres. Property located on 24th Street, Mattawan MI. Property number 80-02-002-001-00,
tax plate number 12, in section 2 and is currently zoned Medium High Density. Roll Call vote:
Derhammer-yes, Cutting-yes, Ruzick-abstained, Osborne-yes and Hendrickson-yes. Motion carried.

c.

Motion by Derhammer, second by Cutting to grant approval as recommend by Planning Commission
with items 1-5 in letter dated June 13, 2002 be addressed in next submittal with written statement from
Road Commission in regards to the length of Cul-de-sac for Thomas Aleksich Pre-preliminary request
to construct Whispering Woods #3 subdivision for 28 residential lots on 70 acres. Property located
28845 64th Street, Lawton MI, property number 80-02-028-009-02, tax plate number 399, in section 28
and currently zoned Medium Density Residential. Roll call vote: Osborne-yes, Hendrickson-yes,
Ruzick-abstained, Cutting-yes and Derhammer-yes.
Motion carried.

d.

Motion by Derhammer, second by Hendrickson to grant approval as recommend by Planning
Commission for Richard L. Boven Site Plan request to build an additional Mini Storage unit
approximately 2400 square feet in size. Property located at 22867 Red Arrow Hwy, Mattawan MI.
Property number is 80-02-001-064-02, tax plate number 11-B, in section 1 and is currently zoned
Commercial. Roll call vote: Cutting-yes, Derhammer-yes, Ruzick-yes, Osborne-yes and
Hendrickson-yes. Motion carried.

e.

Motion by Osborne, second by Hendrickson to grant approval as recommend by Planning Commission
with the requirement that the retention pond be corrected on site plan and parking strips be shown for
David Boven Site Plan request to build proposed Vehicle Service Facility. Property located north of
Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw MI. Property number 80-02-009-011-30, tax plate number 131-B2, in
section 9 and is currently zoned Commercial. Roll call vote: Derhammer-yes, Cutting-yes, Ruzickyes, Osborne-yes and Hendrickson-yes.
Motion carried.

Pending Business:
None
New Business:
Motion by Cutting, second by Derhammer to grant approval of the Antwerp Township Budget as
presented for 2002/2003.
Roll call vote: Hendrickson-yes, Osborne-yes, Ruzick-yes, Cutting-yes and
Derhammer-yes.
Motion carried.
Any other business/on going
Reports given:
Attorney Harold Schuitmaker: report is attached.
Treasurer – Osborne, reports $149,452.44 in the general account.
Building Activity – Hendrickson, reports no report.
Sunshine Branch Library – Osborne, reports reading program started June 6 with 48 in attendance at kickoff
breakfast. June 26 will be accepting bids for new addition on the Library.
Lawton Fire Department – Cutting, reports appreciation dinner was very nice. With corporate and individual
donations they were able to purchase one heat sensing camera.
Mattawan Fire Department – Hendrickson, reports had six calls in May. They approved $374,673.00 for new
fire truck (delivery time 210 days) and $85,729.00 for a new mini pumper.
Cemeteries – Hendrickson, reports three burials in May.
Mattawan Quick Response – Osborne, reports no meeting in May.
Planning Commission – Derhammer, reports discussed in meeting.
Zoning Board of Appeals – Osborne, reports no meeting in May.
Recommendation from the committee on Antwerp Township, Antwerp Sunshine Library and Mattawan Fire
Department Bills. Motion by Cutting, second by Derhammer to accept bills for payment in the amount of
$54,374.37.
Roll call vote: Hendrickson-yes, Osborne-yes, Ruzick-yes, Cutting-yes, and Derhammer-yes.
Motion carried.
Motion by Osborne, second by Hendrickson to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by,

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Virg Hendrickson/Clerk
Minute’s taken/transcribed by: Linda Kruizenga

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