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MINUTES OF THE

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ANTWERP TOWHSHIP BOARD
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2001
7:00 PM
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Clerk Virg Hendrickson.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was given.
Board Members Present: Bruce Cutting, Ronald Derhammer, Virg Hendrickson, Bonnie Osborne.
Board Member Absent: Daniel J. Ruzick
Also Present:

Eleven guests.

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

All voted in favor.

Motion by Cutting, second by Derhammer to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2001 meeting as
presented.
Cutting, Derhammer and Hendrickson voted in favor, Osborne abstained. Motion carried.
Action on Planning Commission Recommendations:
a.
Mark Boven request for rezoning Medium Residential for property located at 54000 30th Avenue,
Paw Paw, MI 49079. Property number is 80-002-008-015-02, tax plate number 125, section 8,
currently zoned Agricultural/Low Density Residential. Planning Commission recommends denial
for reason stated in Wade-Trim review letter of October 22, 2001. This has been forwarded to Van
Buren County Planning and then before the Township Board at the December 11, 2001 meeting.
Pending Business:
a.
Motion by Derhammer, second by Cutting to approve Lawton Community Schools request to
annex 12 acre vineyard and 10 acre wood lot adjacent to the school. All voted in favor.
Motion carried.
b. Motion by Osborne, second by Derhammer to approve Powell Custom Homes request for Special
Assessment for Street lights in Birmingham Meadows Subdivision. Roll call vote: Derhammer-yes,
Cutting-yes, Hendrickson-yes, and Osborne-yes.
Motion carried.
c.
Motion by Cutting, second by Osborne to table the Jack Milhelich request for decision on rezoning
from Commercial/Agricultural to Commercial/Medium and High Density Residential so it can be
forwarded to the County Planning for review. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
d. Motion by Derhammer, second by Cutting to accept Globe Construction Company bid for Asphalt
road and driveway work to be done at Harwick and Maple Grove Cemeteries but the parking lot
was put on hold until warmer weather. Roll call vote: Osborne-yes, Hendrickson-yes, Cutting –
yes and Derhammer-yes.
Motion carried.
e.
Motion by Osborne, second by Cutting to accept the Poverty Income Standards – (set standards) –
as presented. Roll call vote:
Cutting-yes, Derhammer-yes, Osborne-yes and Hendrickson-yes.
Motion carried.
f.
Motion by Osborne, second by Hendrickson to approve New Years Eve and New Years Day as full
days off as it was stated in the old policy. In the new policy it has been changed to New Years Eve
half day and New Years day full day. Roll call vote: Osborne-yes, Hendrickson-yes, Cutting-no
and Derhammer-no.
Failed
New Business:
Correspondence/Announcements
Any other business/on going.

Reports given:
Attorney Harold Schuitmaker: report is attached.
Treasurer – Osborne, reports $112,341.92 in general account.
Building Activity – Hendrickson, reports sixteen permits taken out in the month of October.
Sunshine Branch Library – Osborne, reports Harry Potter successful, baby-sitting class is full, story hour
also full; December 1 st they will hold an American Girl Tea Party.
Lawton Fire Department – Cutting, reports they were able to order the new pump truck and they are
working on the figures for Antwerp’s share.
Mattawan Fire Department – Hendrickson, reports they had 6-fires and 2-arsons.
Cemeteries – Hendrickson, reports no burials in October.
Mattawan Quick Response – Osborne, reports no meeting.
Planning Commission – Derhammer, reports as discussed, there will be changes on how re-zoning is handled.
Zoning Board of Appeals – Osborne, reports no meeting.
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
$56,502.63.
Roll call vote: Cutting-yes, Derhammer-yes, Osborne-yes and Hendrickson-yes.
Motion carried.
Motion by Osborne, second by Cutting to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM
Respectfully submitted by,

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