This meeting's 298 page packet contained 37 individual documents and spreadsheets.

To ease your viewing pleasure, I've extracted each one and made them available below.

Meeting Docs:

Master Plan

Township Marijuana Laws 

In the board packet is the following, unindexed text of the 2018 Michigan citizens' initiative legalizing use of a substance that for almost a century has been villified in laws institutionalizing racism and incarceration and weirdly protective of Dupont's synthetic fiber business.  As presented in the packet, the law is basically 40 pages of unnavigable white noise.  The Michigan Legislature has provided a more useable index into the law's components.  For that, click on the second item below.


Also in the packet and on tonight's agenda, our township planner is providing a brand new addition to the regulatory maze that business must navigate to do business in our already business unfriendly corner of Washtenaw county.  Some of the provisos of the marijuana regs are pulled directly out of our esteemed advisor's asses.  You'd have to reach back to Stalinist Russia's Five Year Plans to equal the brilliance of regulating the number of marijuana plants grown indoors as a function of acreage of outdoors (acreage) owned.  In Michigan's short growing season, it's all grown indoors, under lights in scientifically calibrated, horticulturally optimal environments.  It's grown that way everywhere and if my informal surveys are any indication, by individuals in every closet, demographic, and social strata of American society.

A note to Planning Commissioner Brad Cousino, who strongly objects to allowing it in our community:  Ad hoc grow-ops sited in houses ruin the structures.  They generate literally tons of moisture, moisture which gets trapped in the building envelope.  The moisture feeds fungi.  Entire house structures decay.  What's that mean?

It means the house has to be replaced decades before its normal lifetime.  That's good for the home construction industry, no?  Of course, and thinking outside the envelope, designing and building grow facilities that didn't rot to the ground in five years would be an even more excellent business opportunity. 

But why do that when it's so much easier to rant like old men, like Archie Bunker about "hippies!"   You're forcing people to drive long distances to buy their way to high, increasing their their time on the road, possibly under the influence - as people are wont to be, endangering the lives of others, all so you can pompously declare your community safe from "hippies."

Meanwhile, Township laws force bars and alcohol peddling restaurants to bend over backwards to park the mass quantities of death dealing automobiles driven by their best - read that as alcohol drinking, customers.

Financial Reports: 

Sale of 75 Barker Road

 2019-2020 Budget

Sign Ordinance Revisions

 Public Safety, Police and Fire Departments:

ZBA and Code Enforcement:

WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Community and Senior Center:

Committee and Board reports: