The November meeting of the Saline Township Board began with a moment of silence in recognition of Veterans Day. Township Supervisor Jim Marion said that all of the churches in Saline tolled 21 times at 11 a.m., recognizing the Veterans Day holiday.
Following that it took exactly thirty-five minutes to address all of the items on the agenda.
In November 2016, the board approved the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Andelina Farms but failed to publicize that approval, in violation of established protocol. In a motion by Trustee Robert Marion, seconded by Treasurer Renee Luckhardt, the board approved the Andelina Farms PUD, with publication of the approval to occur within fifteen days of the board’s vote.
The Andelina Farms final site plan in on the Township’s Planning Commission agenda for their December meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 12-4-18 at 7 p.m. If approved by the Planning Commission, the site plan will be up for a vote by the township board at their meeting on Monday, 12-10-18 at 7 p.m.
The Board reported that the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is still planning on the repairs to the Macon Road bridge to be completed by the end of the year. Ms. Luckhardt reported that equipment is at the site of the bridge and the repairs have started.
Township Clerk Kelly Marion reported that in the November mid-term election 1146 township residents voted, including 256 absentee ballots. The township has 1793 registered voters, meaning approximately 64% of registered voters cast a ballot in the mid-term election. Marion said over 1,300 residents voted in the 2016 presidential election.
After several minutes of discussion, the board voted to prohibit all marijuana establishments within Saline Township. Each municipality needed to “opt-out” if they did not want establishments selling marijuana within their jurisdiction. The board stated that the prohibition did not affect medical marijuana. Anyone found in violation of the ordinance would be guilty of a civil infraction and could be subject to a civil suit.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.