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Missaukee County Board of Commissioners
Lake City, Michigan
Commissioners Room
April 12th, 2011 @ 2:00 P.M.


 Meeting Called to Order by Chairman Rogers.

 Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance given by Comm. Vivian.

 Roll Call of Districts – All present

 Motion by Bridson, supported by Elmquist to approve board agenda with the addition of PA 116 partial termination of Harold Dodde added to the Building and Grounds Committee.  Carried

 Public Comment:


 Sheriff Bosscher gave his monthly report.

 Treasurer Hancock gave her monthly investment report and requested a $100,000 loan to the Energy Fund be forgiven.

 Motion by Vivian supported by Vanderwal to forgive the $100,000 loan from the Tax Revolving Fund to Fund #352 Chemical Bank Energy Note effective immediately. This loan was given originally to the Capital Improvements Fund #402 to establish a basis to begin the Asbestos removal and energy-heating project.  Roll Call Vote:  7 Yeas 0 Nay Carried

 Carol Palmer, District Court Administrator, gave her monthly update.

 Robert Schlueter, AAA Director, introduced himself to the board and thanked them for the Elmquist appointment and for the good working relationships between the two boards.

 Pam Niebrzydowski, COA Director gave her Annual 2010 report and reviewed the outlook for 2011 and the projects they will continue to provide.

 Dale Mosher, Equalization Director, gave his annual Equalization Session.  Taxable values are up for the county with a General Fund increase of $134,000 plus.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Vivian to accept the Equalization Session and report as presented.    Roll Call Vote 7 yea 0 nay Carried

 Finance Committee Report

 Motion by Vivian, supported by Bridson to approve the 2011 Budget Amendments #1 as presented.  Carried.

 Vivian reported that the Johnson Controls project is completed and signed off.

 General comments on moratorium on medical marijuana dispensary.  Sheriff would like to have the county pass the 180 days to let the legislature and the legal process clear up the gray areas.

 Motion by Hughston, supported by Vivian to pass the following:



 WHEREAS, the use of medical marijuana for a debilitating medical condition is presently governed in Michigan pursuant to MCL 333.26423 and rules, if any, to be issued by the State Department of Community Health under MCL 333.26425; and

WHEREAS, the Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a pronouncement that the current law does not authorize dispensaries for marijuana; and

WHEREAS, the question of whether and how local units of government are required to provide for regulation relating to the dispensing or distribution of marijuana remains an issue of discussion and debate; and

WHEREAS, the County is desirous of providing for an informed deliberative process in order to determine the issue of whether within the County, dispensing and distribution if any should occur, whether other regulatory controls should be implemented and is desirous of further review of the issues;

NOW, THEREFORE, upon motion by Comm. Hughston, supported by Comm. Vivian,

 IT IS RESOLVED THAT, the following moratorium is implemented;

 a.       A moratorium prohibiting the establishment of any business or premises, for the distribution or dispensation of marijuana other than for use by the person occupying the premises as a resident who has a debilitating medical condition allowing the use of marijuana as allowed pursuant to state law is hereby adopted, effective immediately upon the adoption of this resolution.  It shall remain in effect for one hundred eighty (180) days.  This resolution does not restrict a licensed physician from prescribing marijuana compliant with state law.

 Any and all resolutions in conflict herewith are repealed only to the extent necessary to give full force and effect to the foregoing provisions.

 Yeas:   Hughston, Vivian, Rogers, Bridson, Zuiderveen, Elmquist, Vanderwal

Nays:               None

Absent:            None


Carolyn Flore, County Clerk



I hereby certify that the foregoing constitutes and true and complete copy of a Resolution adopted by the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners, County of Missaukee, State of Michigan at a regular meeting held on April 12th, 2011, and that public notice of said meeting was given as required by Act 267, Public Acts of 1976, as amended.

Carolyn Flore, County Clerk

 Building and Grounds –Claims and Accounts Committee

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Bridson to approve Claims and Accounts and Own Accounts as presented.  Carried.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Vivian to approve the PA 116 application of Kenneth and Ruby Meekhof.  Carried

 Koster LLC PA 116’s received for information and will be voted on at the May 10th meeting.

 Motion by Zuiderveen, supported by Hughston to approve the Partial Termination of PA 116 of Harold Dodde.



 At a regular meeting of the Missaukee County Board of Commissioners, Missaukee County, Michigan, held in the Commissioners Room, County Courthouse, Lake City, on the 12th day of April, 2011 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

 Present:           Rogers, Vivian, Bridson, Hughston, Zuiderveen, Vanderwal, Elmquist

Absent:            None

 The following resolution was offered by Vivian and seconded by Bridson.

 WHEREAS, on April 11, 2011 the County Board received a request from Harold Dodde for approval to have a certain parcel released from Farmland Development Rights Agreement number 57-13772-123113 which was executed in accordance with the provisions of PA 116 of 1974, commonly known as the Farmland and Open Space preservation Act (“The Act”); and

WHEREAS, the County Board has reviewed this request and DETERMINED that AT LEAST ONE STRUCTURE LOCATED ON THE PARCEL WAS PRESENT PRIOR to the original execution of said agreement; and

WHEREAS, the parcel proposed for release from the agreement is two acres or less in size OR applicant provided documentation for larger that two-acre parcel; and

WHEREAS the County Board finds that the request for release of the particular parcel is acceptable;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Missaukee County Board of Commissioners as follows:

 1)      That the County Board hereby approves the request to release the following described piece of property from said Farmland Development Rights Agreement>

 Beginning 600 feet East of SW corner of W ½ of NE ¼, Thence North 312 feet, East 86 feet, South 312 feet, West 86 feet to the P.O.B. – part of Section 3, T21N, R6W .6160 Acres.

 2)      That the County Board hereby certifies that at least one structure located on the certain piece of property was present prior to the original execution of said Farmland Development Rights Agreement.

3)      That the County Clerk is hereby directed to transmit certified and sealed copies of this resolution to the person making the request AND to the Farmland Unit of the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

 ADOPTED:    YEAS: Bridson, Rogers, Vivian, Hughston, Zuiderveen, Vanderwal, Elmquist

                        NAYS:            None

 State of Michigan       )

                                   ) ss
County of Missaukee)

 I, the undersigned, the duly qualified and acting County Clerk for the County of Missaukee, Michigan, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of certain proceedings taken by the County Board of said County at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of April, 2011.


Carolyn Flore, Missaukee County Clerk

 Monthly Commissioners reports:  Zuiderveen reviewed PA 116’s; Rogers went to Health Dept Meeting.

 Public Comment:


 Meeting adjourned until May 10th, 2011 at 2:00 PM or Call of the Chair.


 ___________________________________  ____________________________________

Susan Rogers, Chairman                                 Carolyn Flore, Clerk

 2011 Amendments #1



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Transfer In



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