Marshall Township Board Meeting 12-19-16. Call to Order at 7:00 p.m. Present: Bosserd, Lyng, Albaugh, George, Quinn (phone). Pledge by Steve Buller. There were no audience comments. Motion by Lyng to approve agenda. Quinn requested addition of #9 for a closed session re: lawsuit. George seconded. Motion carried. Reports accepted as printed. Presentation re: proposed Senior Center in Marshall Township by Jack Reed, Carl Gibson, Richard Lindsey and Carla Fales. Jason Orton of David Chapman Agency presented insurance proposal. Albaugh moved, 2nd by George, to authorize renewal of insurance with Trident, request the agent by Jason Orton of David Chapman Agency, and to further authorize the Insurance Committee consisting of Quinn and Lyng to work out the details and to renew AD&D in the best interest of the Township; also change renewal date from January 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017 to coincide with Workers Comp renewal. Roll Call Vote: Yes –Quinn, Lyng, Bosserd, Albaugh, George. Motion carried unanimously. Albaugh moved, 2nd by Lyng, to go into Closed Session. Roll Call Vote: Yes – Lyng, Bosserd, Albaugh, George, Quinn. Back into Open Session: Motion by Quinn, 2nd by Lyng, to retain Ross Leisman of Mika Meyers PLC to file suit against the insurance companies who denied Township claims against Cousino. Roll Call Vote: Yes – Albaugh, Bosserd, Lyng, Quinn, George. Motion Carried unanimously. Motion to approve: minutes of 11-21-16 meeting, Resolution 16-24, Meeting Dates for 2017, Board of Review appointments: Kiessling, Stanley, Schroder, Parker, Planning Commission appointments: A. Egnatuk, D. Boshears, K. Hoffman, Fire Board reappointment of Albaugh, new appointment of George, Zoning Board of Appeals reappointment of Albaugh, Caswell, new appointment to follow in February, update on Cousino….by Albaugh, 2nd by Quinn. Roll Call Vote: Yes – Albaugh, George, Quinn, Lyng, Bosserd. Motion carried unanimously. Discussion: State police will not recommend the prohibition of parking on C Drive from Michigan Ave to west of Fire Station #1. Foundation that oversees Ceresco Green will be contacted to urge cooperation with neighbors who complain of people parking on their properties. Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
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General Information Formed in 1832, Marshall Township is a general law township located at the crossroads of Interstates I-94 and I-69 in Calhoun County, Michigan. The combination of low property taxes, several attractive residential developments and being within favorable commuting distance of Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Ann Arbor has made the Township a very desirable place to live.
The Township also has some of the best farmland in Calhoun County. In addition, Marshall Township has one of the largest pieces of vacant land zoned light industrial with railroad between Detroit and Chicago. The land totals approximately 774 acres in all. Overall, the Township is a thirty-six square mile area surrounding the city of Marshall on the north, west and south.
The 2012 Census has placed the Township's population 3,113 people. State Equalized Value of the township for 2013 is $122,146,315 with a Township millage rate of 0.8061 mills. The Township only has one mile of unpaved road.
Marshall Township is a zoned community, with the first zoning ordinance enacted in 1955. The Township is governed by a five member board elected every four years in the general election. The make up of the Board is one Supervisor, Treasurer, Clerk and two Trustees. The duties of each appear in State Statute; all meetings of the Township Board, or any other Board or Commission appointed by the Board are open to the public in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. The Township is a member of Michigan Township Association.
Today, Marshall Township stands at not only literally the crossroads of two major interstates which are a part of the NAFTA trade route, but at the crossroads of planning for its future development as an entity unto itself with great quality of life for its residents while maintaining the lowest possible tax structure.