Process for obtaining aquatic plant control special assessment districts in Barry Township may b
Process for obtaining aquatic plant control special assessment districts in Barry Township may be more difficult in the future.
Barry Township tackles weeds Luke Froncheck Contributing Writer
The process for obtaining aquatic plant control special assessment districts in Barry Township may be more difficult in the future.
During Tuesday’s regular board meeting, the township voted 3-1 to approve a resolution that raises the number of property owners needed to enact special assessment districts. State standards require that petitions are signed by a majority of landowners, but townships are given the option to specify a specific percentage.
Township officials increased the number from 50 percent to 60 percent of lake property owners who would be required to approve the creation of a special assessment district. Signatures on a petition would be valid for up to a year.
Trustee Lee Campbell was absent due to illness and trustee Teresa Schuiteboer cast the only dissenting vote.
In other action, the board:
* accepted the $1,600 bid by SCOPE Projects Inc. for landscaping work, planting flowers and pulling out trees at the new township offices. “Let’s make Delton look even better,” Schuiteboer said.
- Unanimously passed an ordinance to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments in the township.
- Approved the hire of Clayton Mumy for the Hickory Corners Fire Department and Bryan Keeler for the township police department. “He has excellent credentials and were really excited to have him back,” Barry Township
- Police Chief Mark Doster said of Keeler who was previously employed by the township police department.