Camp Nahelu zoning tops Brandon Township Briefs

n Camp Nahelu Rezoned – In the second of two required public hearings, on April 19, the Brandon Township Board unanimously approved rezoning Camp Nahelu from recreational to residential.
While township board members were reluctant to approve further development of open land within the township, the board unanimously approved a first reading to rezone Camp Nahelu, on Perry Lake.
The first of two required public hearings was read on April 5, in which the board approved rezoning more than 77 acres of Camp Nahelu, located on the north side of Perry Lake, from recreation zoning to rural estate zoning.
The conceptual layout for the proposed development, according to Tim Palulian, Director of the Planning and Building Department, is completely in-line with the township Master Plan.
The planned 31 home cluster development indicates preservation of open space and existing beach property in which 16.43 acres of the 77 are the non-motorized Perry Lake.
While the township ordinance mandates a two and a half acre minimum per single home, property owners will be building on an average of slightly larger than an acre and the remainder of the acreage will become common property to allow for green-way belts and easement within the development.
nRecognition – The board presented local artist Emily Pruett, of H.T. Burt Elementary, a framed copy of her award winning design for the county wide 2004 HazMet campaign.
Pruett’s design was picked as the cover art for the county wide clean-up campaign.
nNo action on assessor contract – The board did not act on extending a current contract to a proposed five-year contract with property assessors, SpectraSite. Township Supervisor Ron Lapp said although spectraSite has been the contracted property assessor, the board was uncomfortable locking a potential future board into a contract that would extend beyond the current board.
‘I feel the board made the right choice,? he said.
nCredit card approved – The township board voted unanimously to approve a township credit card policy drafted by Fire Chief Bob McArthur, with the assistance of the treasurer and clerk, after McArthur requested that a card be issued to his department for emergency, or cost effective purchases. The card was approved contingent upon the resolution of a credit card use policy. The policy language was drawn with guidance of a recommended policy from the Michigan Township Association.
? Teri Stiles