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ALL RIGHT. I'D LIKE TO CALL TO ORDER THE NOVEMBER 2ND, 2022 MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN, AND INVITE

[1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER]

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO PROVIDE REMARKS TO THE COMMISSION AT THIS TIME, SEEING NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

[3. CHANGES TO/APPROVAL OF AGENDA]

WE'LL MOVE TO CONSIDERATION OF THE AGENDA.

ANY COMMENTS, CHANGES, ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, ENHANCEMENTS OF THE AGENDA AS DISTRIBUTED HEARING ON THE AGENDA IS ADOPTED WITHOUT OBJECTION, APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

SOMEBODY LIKE TO MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES AND HAVE A MINOR CORRECTION.

SO THAT'S A MOTION TO ADOPT.

SURE. SUPPORT.

THANK YOU. SARVER.

ANY DISCUSSION, PLEASE? YEAH. SORRY ABOUT THE ORDER THERE.

JUST A COUPLE OF MISSPELLINGS.

AS FAR AS MY LAST NAME.

ONE IS IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH UNDER CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN SHOULD BE Z-I.

AND THEN SAME ISSUE APPEARS IN THE PARAGRAPH ON THE SECOND PAGE, PROVIDING UPDATES AND THE GREEN TEAM .. AND OUR CHAIR'S LAST NAME ALSO NEEDS A..

ATTENTION TO THE NAMES OF PEOPLE.

SUPER. ANY OTHER CHANGES? YES. I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.

WHEN WE HAVE AMENDMENTS TO THE MINUTES FROM A PRIOR MEETING, I DON'T SEE THEM ATTACHED HERE, WHERE DO THOSE GO? SO I THINK THEY'RE POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE WHEN THEY'RE ADOPTED.

OKAY. THEY'RE NOT ON THE WEBSITE.

YEAH, THEY'RE MEANT TO BE.

YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD SUGGESTION.

YEAH. AND I ALSO NOTICE LIKE THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR OF THE AGENDA, THEY.

Q I WONDER, DID YOU SAY THE OFFICERS ARE NOT UPDATED? OKAY. THANK YOU.

YEAH, PLEASE. ANOTHER NAME? IT'S THE EAST SIDE LANSING FOOD CO-OP, NOT THE LANSING FOOD CO-OP.

SO WE CAN ADD THAT.

IF WE'RE GOING TO LOSE.

SUPER. ANYTHING ELSE? ANY OBJECTION TO ADOPTING THOSE MINUTES AS AMENDED.

ALL IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING. PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE. ALL OPPOSED SAY NAY. THE MINUTES ARE ADOPTED AND THANKS TO LOREN [INAUDIBLE] FOR THE DRAFT.

YAY! ANYBODY WHO DOES MINUTES THAT I DON'T HAVE TO DO IS A WINNER IN MY BOOK.

AND THESE ARE GOOD.

[5. NEW BUSINESS]

THAT BRINGS US TO NEW BUSINESS.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF MEMOS IN OUR PACKET WITH STAFF LIKE TO INTRODUCE THOSE FOR THE VIEWING PUBLIC.

THE FIRST FIRST EDITION IS A JUST A MEMO FROM BRIAN TELLING US, ANNOUNCING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT ON THE MASTER PLAN.

THERE'S A LINK IN THIS MEMO AND WE MIGHT JUST WANT TO DISCUSS IF THERE'S ANY PARTICULAR PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION THAT WE MIGHT WANT TO OFFER AS A GROUP. BUT YOU CAN ALSO COMMENT INDIVIDUALLY.

I'M HOPING TO WORK ON THE MASTER PLAN IN NEXT YEAR.

SO IT'S THEY'VE OPENED IT UP FOR COMMENTS.

ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD TO THAT BILL AS A PLANNING COMMISSIONER? YEAH. IN REVIEWING THE DRAFT OF THE REVISED CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN, THERE'S CLEARLY A NUMBER OF AREAS IN THAT PLAN WHERE THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO LAND USE PLANNING, AND WE EVEN CALL OUT IN SOME SPOTS, USE LAND USE PLANNING TO ENCOURAGE THIS, DISCOURAGE THIS, ACHIEVE THIS, ACHIEVE THAT. SO AT THE VERY LEAST, I THINK IT BEHOOVES US TO PULL THOSE PIECES OUT AND COMMUNICATE THOSE MORE FORMALLY TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION THROUGH THE MASTER PLAN INPUT.

OF COURSE, THAT PRESUMES THAT WE'VE FINALIZED THOSE PIECES.

SO AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND KIND OF ADOPT, AS IT WERE, PIECES OF THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE MASTER PLAN, WE SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT THOSE GET CONNECTED.

AND I'LL CIRCLE BACK ON THAT A LITTLE BIT WHEN WE GET TO THAT ITEM ON THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN ON THE AGENDA.

THE SECOND MEMO IS JUST ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE SPECIAL USE PERMIT FOR THE MSU TO LAKE LANSING CONNECTOR TRAIL.

AND THERE ARE SOME WORK HAPPENING IN THE FLOODPLAIN.

THERE'S WETLANDS AND SO THERE'S A MAP HERE.

THERE'S ALSO SOME MORE INFORMATION FROM EAGLE ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES.

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SO WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS ON THAT AS WELL.

SO BRIAN COULDN'T MAKE IT TONIGHT, BUT THESE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT HE'S BEEN DEALING WITH THAT RELATE TO OUR WORK HERE.

SO.

ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THE SECOND MEMO REGARDING THE COMPENSATING CUT FLOODPLAIN FIELD COMPENSATING CUT? YEAH.

SO THEN IS THE PLAN THAT BRIAN IS GOING TO COME TALK TO US ABOUT THAT AND THEN WE GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN OR THOSE OR WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS ON THIS? THE MEMO SAYS STAFF WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION TO US WHEN THEY RECEIVE IT.

SO MY SENSE IS THAT THIS IS AN INITIAL KIND OF HEAD'S UP.

THIS IS COMING ALONG AND WE'LL LEARN MORE AS THE PROPOSAL PROGRESSES.

THAT'S A PRETTY ROUGH DRAWING.

IT HAVE TO BE AN ENGINEERING SCALE BEFORE IT KIND OF GOT.

BUT IT APPEARS THEY DO HAVE AN EAGLE NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION.

SO THEY'RE FAIRLY FAR ALONG ON THERE AND IT'S BEEN APPROVED BY EAGLE.

SO THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT THAT THE TOWNSHIP DOES TO FURTHER REGULATE ONCE EAGLE IS ISSUED A PERMIT FOR A FLOODPLAIN FIELD.

IF IT WAS A WETLAND IMPACT, THEN THEY WOULD COME FOR A WETLAND USE PERMIT IN ADDITION.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANY WETLAND IMPACT IN THIS MEMO.

THING I ALSO DON'T SEE IN THE MAP THOUGH, IS THE FILL.

AND I'M ASSUMING, RIGHT, THAT THE FILL IS SOME PLACES ALONG THE PATHWAY WHERE THERE ARE LOW SPOTS THAT WOULD BE FILLED AND SOME OF THOSE ARE IN FLOODPLAINS.

SO THEY NEED TO BE COMPENSATED BY REMOVING BY REMOVING SOME FILL FROM THE FLOODPLAIN TO MAINTAIN THE SAME STORAGE CAPACITY. AND THAT'S THE STATE REGULATION.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT DIRT IN A FLOODPLAIN, YOU'VE GOT TO DIG SOME UP SOMEWHERE ELSE SO THE WATER'S GOT SOMEPLACE ELSE TO GO.

I DO SEE SOME LABELED COMPENSATING CUT AREAS.

IS THAT SO? WHEN YOU WHEN YOU FEEL YOU'VE GOT TO GO CUT SOMEWHERE ELSE AND THAT'S CONSIDERED THE COMPENSATING CUT, I JUST DON'T SEE CLEARLY INDICATED WHERE THE FILL IS.

I THINK WE CAN KIND OF PROBABLY INFER IT THAT IT'S THE PATHWAY, BUT IT'D BE BETTER.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE THAT CALLED OUT EXPLICITLY ON THE IN THE MAP WHERE THE FILL IS AND WHAT THE.

BECAUSE THOSE ARE BIG COMPENSATING CUTS.

I MEAN, THOSE ARE LOW AREAS ALREADY.

SO THEY'RE JUST BASICALLY GOING TO DIG THEM OUT AND MAKE THEM A LITTLE DEEPER TO.

YEAH, I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW. YOU KNOW, IN AGAIN, BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER, THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TOWNSHIP DOESN'T CUT AND FILL IN THE WRONG PLACES.

IT JUST FOR OUR INFORMATION, IS HELPFUL TO KNOW.

AND IF PLANNING HAD A MAP THAT ALSO SHOWED WHERE WETLANDS ARE AND WHERE THEY'RE BEING AVOIDED, THAT'D BE WONDERFUL TO SEE.

JUST FOR UNDERSTANDING.

MY GUESS IS THAT TRAIL IS GOING TO GO ALONGSIDE A WHOLE BUNCH OF WONDERFUL WETLANDS ALONG THE RAILROAD TRACKS HERE.

YEAH, IT'S A PRETTY EXCITING DEVELOPMENT AND MAJOR CONNECTOR IN, AH, BETWEEN COMMUNITIES.

SO THERE'S CERTAINLY SOME ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY, BUT A LOT OF BENEFITS TOO, FROM THIS HAVING THIS NON-MOTORIZED ROUTE.

HEY LEROY, FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE SCREEN'S NOT ON OK, SO WE CAN'T SEE WHAT YOUR PRESENT SWITCH ON THE SIDE OF THE PODIUM THAT PEOPLE USE WITH MAGICAL EFFECTS.

THE ON SWITCH, I THINK THERE'S A LIKE A THERE'S A REMOTE.

YEAH. I'D LIKE TO.

SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

TOUCH ANYTHING.

SO THE LOWER LEVEL ONE IS RIGHT ON THE MUD LAKE DRAIN.

AND I WAS WONDERING, I REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WELL, MAYBE NOT THE LAST TIME, BUT ONE OF THE TIMES WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT A COMPENSATING CUT THAT WAS ACTUALLY INTERSECTING A DRAIN, THERE WAS A LOT MORE ENGINEERING BEING DONE TO SORT OF SLOW THE RATE OF OR CONTROL THE RATE OF EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE BASICALLY THE RESERVOIR, YOU MIGHT SAY THE WHAT THE BLOB OF WETLAND AND THE DRAIN ITSELF.

AND I JUST JUST WONDERING HOW.

BUT PRESUMABLY WE'RE GOING TO HEAR MUCH MORE DETAIL LATER.

YEAH, THEY HAVE SLUICES AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT RESTRICT THAT FLOW.

AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION I HAD WAS ABOUT AND THIS IS JUST A SORT OF LEGALISTIC THING AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND THE ACCESS ROAD THAT TAKES YOU DOWN

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TO GRAND RIVER BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ANOTHER DIRECT WAY TO CONNECT TO THE TRAIL OR KEEP ON GOING WITH THE TRIP.

YOU'RE GOING TO GO DOWN TO GRAND RIVER, RIDE BASICALLY THE SIDEWALK ALONG GRAND RIVER.

I GUESS I'M ACROSS THE STREET AT PARK LAKE.

BUT DO WE HAVE ANY IS THERE ANY SPECIAL SORT OF POLITICAL NEGOTIATION THAT HAS TO HAPPEN TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO USE THE CAMPUS HILL, WHICH IS PRESUMABLY PRIVATE ROADWAY, DRIVEWAY, WHATEVER IT IS? YEAH. THERE ARE A LOT OF EASEMENTS AND THAT'S A LOT OF THE WORK THAT'S GONE INTO THIS SO FAR IS JUST OVER TIME GETTING THE EASEMENTS TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.

YEAH, IT'S GOING TO BE WONDERFUL WHEN IT'S THERE TO CONNECT, TO BE UNDER THE OVERPASS.

I DON'T THINK SO.

THAT'S BEEN DISCUSSED MANY TIMES, BUT I AND IT SEEMS LIKE A GREAT IDEA.

AND IF YOU LIKE CROSSING RAILROAD TRACKS, IT'S FINE.

BUT I THINK THEY DON'T HAVE A WAY OF DOING IT.

WELL, THE LEROY, I'M SURE, IS MORE UP ON IT THAN I AM.

BUT THE LAST TIME WE TALKED ABOUT IT, IT SEEMED LIKE IT'D BE GREAT TO SLING SOMETHING UNDERNEATH LIKE THEY HAVE UNDER BRIDGES, ON THE RIVER TRAIL AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

BUT I ASK YOU TO SPEAK INTO THE MICROPHONE.

OH, I'M SORRY. PEOPLE CAN HEAR YOU WHEN YOU TALK AND POINT THE DIRECTION AT YOUR MOUTH, TOO.

YEAH, I WAS JUST SAYING, WE HAVE IN THE PAST DISCUSSED, OR AT LEAST SOME OF US HAVE WISHED WE COULD TALK ABOUT SUSPENDING THE PATH UNDER THAT OVERPASS.

BUT I GUESS THAT'S NEVER BEEN SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED, PARTLY FOR REASONS OF COST AND PARTLY FOR REASONS OF.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHO OWNS THE AIR THERE.

YOU KNOW, IT MAY BE THE RAILROAD, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT THAT WAS NEVER REALLY, I THINK, VERY SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED, AT LEAST IN THE TIME I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT.

ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THE SECOND MEMO FROM THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT?

[6. OLD BUSINESS]

THEN WE'LL MOVE ON TO OLD, OLD, OLD BUSINESS ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2017 OVER IN THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN, EDITS AND NEXT STEPS. I'M INTERESTED IN HEARING THE COMMISSION'S THOUGHTS ON NEXT STEPS WE SHOULD TAKE.

AT THIS POINT I HAVE MY OWN THOUGHTS, BUT I'M INTERESTED IN HEARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK WOULD BE THE LOGICAL NEXT STEPS FOR US TO BE TAKING. I'M JUST GOING TO OPEN THE FLOOR THAT WAY, AND IF NOBODY PIPES UP, YOU'RE GOING TO GET MY OWN OPINION.

PLEASE GO AHEAD. I WANT TO JUST SAY ON THE WATER MANAGEMENT AND THE THINGS LIKE THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT COMPLETE.

SO I YOU KNOW, I WORKED WITH WITH DR.

HUMAN LEE ON THE WETLAND PORTION OF IT, BECAUSE WATER MANAGEMENT A LOT IS VERY COMPLICATED.

AND SO WE DID THE WETLAND PORTION OF IT AND I MET WITH SOME FOLKS WITH THE [INAUDIBLE] AND SUSAN ANDREWS FROM LAKE LANSING, AND ANOTHER COMMUNITY RESIDENT COULD KIND OF START TALKING ABOUT SOME IDEAS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, STANDING WATER AREAS, LAKES AND PONDS AND DETENTION RETENTION PONDS.

SO THERE ARE SOME IDEAS COMING IN THAT DIRECTION.

AND THEN THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A MEETING THAT I COULD ATTEND WITH, YOU KNOW, ABOUT STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, ALL OF THAT KIND OF STUFF.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT DID THAT HAPPEN TRUSTEE WISINSKI I DIDN'T KNOW.

OKAY. OKAY. SO WHAT I'M HEARING THEN IS THAT THERE'S A LOT OF DYNAMISM AROUND THE WATER SECTION OF THE PLAN AND IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU CONSIDER FULLY BAKED. I'M GETTING THE IMPRESSION THAT THE ENERGY TEAM HAS A DIFFERENT FEEL FOR THEIR SECTION OF THE PLAN.

IS THAT YOUR SENSE, JOHN, THAT ONE'S GOTTEN A GOOD AMOUNT OF REVIEW AND FOLKS HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN AND IT'S PRETTY WELL COOKED? THAT'S TRUE. I THINK IT'S ACCURATE TO SAY THAT THOSE SECTIONS THAT WE DID ARE PRETTY WELL BAKED.

I WOULD RAISE THE QUESTION, THOUGH, AND SINCE NOW WE'RE GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE WE'RE KIND OF IN THE FINAL DRAFT STAGE, MAYBE WHETHER APPROPRIATE STAFF HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO TOWNSHIP STAFF LOOK AT BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT THEY'RE OBLIGATED TO DO THAT'S IN THE PLAN.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF AND THEN THERE'S OTHER POTENTIAL COMMISSIONS AND LIKE YOU REFERENCED, THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

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SO I WOULD IN A GENERIC SENSE, NOT KNOWING WHO MIGHT HAVE I GUESS IT'S A QUESTION FOR YOU, HAS HAS THE PLAN ACTUALLY IN SOME SORT OF FORMAL WAY BEEN SENT TO CERTAIN STAFF LIKE PUBLIC WORKS? THE DRAFT THAT YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW IS TAKING WHAT HAS BEEN EDITED ON THE WEB AND MOST OF THAT TRYING TO PUT IT INTO A DOCUMENT JUST SO YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE AND HOPEFULLY GET A BETTER SENSE OF WHAT'S MISSING OR WHAT.

SO SOME OF THE SECTIONS ARE CERTAINLY LACKING IN TERMS OF OUR COMPLETION.

SO I THINK KENDRA POINTED OUT SOME OF THAT.

THERE'S ALSO I THINK THE WATER MIGHT BE THE MOST COMPLICATED BECAUSE THAT INCLUDES THINGS LIKE STORMWATER AND WETLANDS AND JUST WATER USE IN GENERAL.

AND HOW DO WE SEPARATE THOSE THINGS.

OBVIOUSLY IT'S HARD TO EVERYTHING IN THE ENVIRONMENT IS INTERCONNECTED.

SO HOW WE DIVIDE THESE THINGS IS AN ISSUE.

BUT I THINK YOUR YOUR SUGGESTION, IT'S A CHALLENGE TO PUT A NICE REFINED DOCUMENT TOGETHER.

SO HAVING STAFF ALSO OUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT LOOK AT IT IS A VERY GOOD LOGICAL STEP ONCE WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH OUR ROUGH DRAFT.

WELL TOO, I'M WONDERING IF LET'S USE THE ENERGY SECTION AS AN EXAMPLE, IF WE CONSIDER THAT FINAL DRAFT, MAYBE THAT'S SO THAT STAFF, PUBLIC WORKS, ENGINEERING, PLANNING, WHOEVER ISN'T OVERWHELMED, MAYBE DIFFERENT SECTIONS SHOULD BE SHARED WITH THOSE STAFF AND IN KIND OF A FORMAL ASKING FOR INPUT PIECE BY PIECE.

YEAH, NO, I THINK THAT'S AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTION.

PLEASE. YEAH, I THINK THAT'S AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTION AS WELL.

AND I'LL WEIGH IN SAYING OUR FOOD SECTION, WE STILL NEED TO DO SOME WORK ON IT AS WELL.

I WONDER IF PART OF THE NEXT STEP IS COMING UP WITH A TIMELINE OF WHEN WE'RE ONE.

WE'RE COMMITTING TO HAVE THIS DRAFT BY AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF A WORK PLAN FROM NOW UNTIL WHATEVER DATE WE'RE DECIDING TO HAVE THIS DONE.

YEAH, A TIMELINE MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO ME.

I THINK DEADLINES WORK SOMETIMES, MIRACLES SOMETIMES.

AND I ALSO LIKE THE IDEA OF OF NOT THROWING A WHOLE DRAFT TO A DEPARTMENT OR ANOTHER COMMISSION ALL AT ONCE.

AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION GETS THE ENERGY SECTION ON ITS AGENDA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE A HUGE ITEM, BUT IT ALWAYS DEPENDS ON WHAT OTHER APPLICATIONS THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAS GOT.

AND THAT WOULD BE THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT'S OPPORTUNITY TO HELP FACILITATE THAT DISCUSSION AMONG THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THOSE ISSUES THAT ARISE IN THAT ENERGY SECTION AND GIVE US A FEEL FOR HOW THAT PROCESS WORKS.

OTHERS, LIKE WATER AND WETLANDS, HAVE OTHER BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS THAT ARE CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH THEM, AND WE'LL ALSO WANT TO GET ON THOSE AGENDAS, WHETHER IT'S PARKS OR LAND PRIZE OR WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE.

TRANSPORTATION, OBVIOUSLY, WE WANT TO HAS THAT.

I DON'T THINK IT'S COME ANY OF THIS HAS COME TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S AGENDA THAT I'VE SEEN.

SO IT'S ANOTHER ONE THAT I CAN TAKE IS TO TRY TO GET THAT ON THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION'S AGENDA SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE A LOOK AT THOSE PIECES THAT I THINK ARE PRETTY WELL IN PLACE AND GET A FIRST ROUND OF INPUT FROM THOSE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND THOSE DEPARTMENTS.

LIKE YOU SAY, THERE WAS A MEETING PLANNED WITH PUBLIC WORKS TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE WATER STUFF, BUT THAT HASN'T YET WORKED.

BUT LET'S, I THINK MAYBE PRIORITIZE THE ENERGY ONE WHICH A LITTLE BIT EASIER FOR THEM TO RESPOND TO AND THEN SORT OF WORK OUR WAY DOWN.

BUT IF MAYBE STAFF AND I CAN KIND OF BRAINSTORM UNLESS WE WANT TO TRY TO DO THAT HERE OF WHO SHOULD WE ENGAGE IN, WHAT PARTS OF THE PLAN AND COME UP WITH A TIMELINE.

YEAH. WELL, SO BOTH KENDRA AND VALERIE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO HERD CATS AND I HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF THE CATS.

I'M SUPPOSED TO HAVE SAT DOWN AND GONE OVER THE WATER STORY.

BUT BETWEEN LIFE AT MSU AND LIFE AT HOME, MARRYING OFF OUR SON A MONTH AGO, NOT QUITE A MONTH AGO, I HAVE TO ADMIT I HAVEN'T PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO THIS KIND OF DOCUMENT, SO I'M AWARE THAT I THAT'S MY ASSIGNMENT, BUT I HAVE NOT GOTTEN TO IT AND I APOLOGIZE.

I'M TRYING TO RECALL THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

IF THERE ARE BROWNFIELD ISSUES DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO THE WATER ISSUES, WELL, IN THE CURRENT DRAFT,

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THAT WOULD POTENTIALLY YOU'D WANT TO RUN BY THE BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, FOR INSTANCE.

BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE ANYTHING EVEN IN OUR GROWING WATER SECTION ABOUT THAT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE APPLICATION AT FOUR CORNERS IS STILL ABOUT KEEPING THOSE POLLUTANTS OUT OF THE RED CEDAR RIVER. SO IT KIND OF IS REALLY CLOSE TO.

SO MAYBE THAT'S A SPOT YOU COULD ALSO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU GET THE TIME TO GO THROUGH THAT SECTION AND SEE IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE BRE WOULD WANT TO SEE.

YEAH, CERTAINLY I CAN I CAN BRING IT TO OUR NEXT MEETING.

WE HAVEN'T HAD A MEETING IN A WHILE.

WELL YOU COULD HAVE JUST ONE MEETING ON THIS.

THAT'S LORD KNOWS I, I WANT TO JUST MENTION THAT I DID RUN SOME OF THIS BY COMMUNICATIONS AND I DON'T KNOW IF I MENTIONED THIS, BUT BEFORE.

BUT THE TYPICAL ATTENTION SPAN USED TO BE 3 MINUTES.

NOW IT'S LIKE 3 SECONDS.

SO I DON'T THERE MIGHT BE SOME ADVANTAGE TO TRY AND STREAMLINE WHAT WE HAVE.

WE CAN ALWAYS ADD A LOT TO OUR ACTION PLAN NEXT YEAR.

THANKS. YOU'RE A STALWART FOR STREAMLINING, AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

OH, I HAVEN'T DONE A LOT OF STREAMLINING.

SO THE IDEA, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE A STALWART TO THE IDEA.

I UNDERSTAND COMMUNICATION HAS OFFERED TO TO COME UP WITH LIKE A CONDENSED TWO PAGER AT ONCE.

WE ARE COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT WE'VE GOT.

I'M GOING TO GO BACK.

OUR 2017 PLAN HAD A ONE PAGE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THAT TOOK THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS, AND IF WE WANT TO MAKE IT TOO, WE CAN MAKE IT TOO.

I PERSONALLY THINK WE MIGHT WANT TO THINK SORT OF 21ST CENTURY AND MAYBE COME UP WITH A DOCUMENT THAT ISN'T NECESSARILY FIT FOR PDF, BUT ONE THAT HAS HIGHLIGHTS THAT YOU CAN SEE QUICKLY AND YOU CAN DRILL DOWN THROUGH WITHOUT TRYING TO FIND AN ANNEX OR SOMETHING ELSE.

GOOD POINT. THE OTHER POINT I WANTED TO MAKE WAS THAT HOW TO DO THAT? I DON'T THINK WE NECESSARILY HAVE THAT CAPACITY.

SO ONE THOUGHT THAT OCCURRED TO ME IS TO EXPLORE WITH THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE POSSIBILITY OF A BUDGET FOR SOMETHING MORE THAN WE CAN PULL TOGETHER INTERNALLY WITH OUR OWN RESOURCES.

PLEASE, I LIKE THAT IDEA.

I ALSO WONDER IF THERE IS I MEAN, THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT FORMAT, LIKE CONSISTENCY OF FORMAT, WHICH I THINK HAVING ONE EYE ON WOULD BE HELPFUL.

AND I'M LOOKING BACK ON SOME OF OUR OTHER NOTES WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT EDITING THIS DOWN TO AN EIGHTH GRADE READING LEVEL, WHICH I ALSO THINK MAKES SENSE IN TERMS OF ACCESSIBILITY FOR.

SO IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET ALL OF OUR IDEAS DOWN AND IF THERE'S A RESOURCE FOR KIND OF, YES, GETTING IT INTO THAT FORMAT, NOT JUST GRAPHICALLY OR IN TERMS OF LIKE WHAT SYSTEM WE, YOU KNOW, IS IT A WEB WEBSITE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT ALSO SOME OF THE READING LEVEL FORMATTING CONSISTENCY PIECES.

I JUST WANT TO MENTION ONE OTHER COMMENT THAT DAN OPPSOMER HAS DONE A LOT OF EDITING IN HIS CAREER, AND HE OFFERED TO WHEN WE'RE READY WITH SOMETHING FOR TO TO DO HIS EDIT OVERVIEW AS HAS THE POINT STAFF PERSON ON MUCH OF WHAT'S GOING INTO THIS.

THAT'LL BE GREAT.

WE'D LOVE TO SEE HIS HIS, HIS EDITS BECAUSE THAT MEANS HE AGREES WITH IT.

I ASKED WHAT THE TIMELINE.

SO AND MAYBE I JUST MISSED THIS ONE BECAUSE IT'S I DIDN'T HEAR IT.

SO WITH THE MASTER PLAN AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET THIS DONE SO IT CAN BE KIND OF LIKE REFERENCED IN THE MASTER PLAN.

RIGHT. BUT ONCE THE MASTER PLAN GETTING DONE, YEAH, HE WAS BY THAT WHOLE I KNOW IT'S A TRICKY ONE BECAUSE IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES UP OFTEN, BUT THE PROCEDURE THAT WE USED IN THE PAST AND THE MASTER PLAN USED IN THE PAST WAS TO ADOPT THIS PLAN BY REFERENCE, MEANING WHATEVER VERSION OF THIS PLAN EXISTS AT THE MOMENT, THAT'S THE ONE THAT WE HEREBY ADOPT SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT EVERY FIVE YEARS WHEN YOU REDO THE MASTER PLAN TO RE ADOPT, CHANGE EVERYTHING.

SO IT'S ACTUALLY A DECOUPLING.

SO THE MASTER PLAN COULD BE ADOPTED TOMORROW AND IT WOULD REFERENCE THE EXISTING OLD PLAN.

BUT AS SOON AS WE UPDATE THE NEW PLAN, THEN THAT WOULD BE THE CURRENT PLAN THAT WOULD THEN BE ADOPTED BY REFERENCE.

SO IT KIND OF TAKES THE PRESSURE OFF, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHY WAIT? WELL, I AGREE WITH THAT. BUT AND WE ALSO MIGHT THINK IF WE DID END UP WITH A MORE DYNAMIC FORMAT THAN THE 2017 PDF, THAT

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WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO COME BACK EVERY FIVE YEARS NECESSARILY AND SAY, NOW WHAT ARE WE DONE? AND AS ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE MADE TOWARDS IT, THEY COULD BE ADDED INTO THE PROGRESS AND REMOVED FROM THE GOALS.

OR WE MET THIS RIGHT WAY WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE WHOLE THING AGAIN.

SO THAT'S WHAT I'M KIND OF WONDERING IS, IS WOULD THE WOULD THE BOARD BE INTERESTED IN MORE OF A LIVING DOCUMENT THAN A CONCRETE DOCUMENT? THE MASTER PLAN IS TOUGH BECAUSE YOU GO TO COURT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S OUR MASTER PLAN.

THAT'S THE ONE THAT WAS FORMALLY ADOPTED.

AND THIS IS THIS IS ADVISORY.

IT'S SUGGESTED. IT'S IT'S AND SO I DON'T KNOW HOW OTHER PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THAT.

MORE OF A LIVING DOCUMENT THAN A ONE EVERY FIVE YEARS.

WE FINALLY MANAGED TO CRANK OUT SOMETHING WE ALL AGREE ON.

YOU KNOW, I PERSONALLY LIKE THAT BEING AMENDABLE AND BEING ABLE TO CHANGE BECAUSE KEEPING IT AT THE SAME WAY AND JUST WAITING FOR THE FIVE YEARS TO EXPIRE, YOU KNOW? YEAH. WHEN WE ADOPT, WHEN WE CHANGE OUR ORDINANCES, WE DON'T REVIEW EVERY ORDINANCE IN THE BOOK AND TRY TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE ALL UP TO DATE.

WE TAKE A SECTION AND WE SAY, OKAY, THIS ONE IS GOING TO NOW BE LIKE THIS.

SO THE ENERGY PLAN COULD THE ENERGY SECTION COULD BE ADOPTED AS THE NEW SECTION AND AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH STAFF REVIEW AND OTHER COMMISSION BOARDS.

AND THE TOWNSHIP BOARD SAYS, YEAH, IT'S GOOD.

AND THAT BECOMES THE NEW SECTION OF THE PLAN, I THINK IT'S HELPFUL TO HAVE THE THE FIVE YEAR KIND OF REVIEW IN THE PLAN BECAUSE IT BECOMES KIND OF A DEADLINE, YOU KNOW.

BUT I LIKE THE IDEA TOO, OF HAVING MORE QUICKER REVIEWS.

AND JUST TO KIND OF FACILITATE THAT, WE MAY WANT TO CONSIDER HAVING A ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, JUST LIKE A AN IDEA THAT DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE CHANGED IN THE PLAN OR DOES YOUR TEAM OR YOUR COMMITTEE OR WHATEVER HAVE THEY MADE ANY MAJOR CHANGES IN THEIR PLANS THAT SHOULD BE REFLECTED IN THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN? BECAUSE I THINK IN A REAL SENSE, RIGHT, ALL THE DIFFERENT TEAMS AND COMMITTEES, THE WORK THEY'RE DOING IS CHANGING CONSTANTLY.

I THINK WE'LL JUST HAVE TO MAYBE HAVE SOME SORT OF PROCESS BY WHICH WE TRY TO CAPTURE THAT MAYBE ONCE A YEAR FOR SURE. THE FIVE YEAR, THOUGH, I THINK IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO HAVE A MORE FORMAL KIND OF REVIEW JUST TO KEEP IT STRAIGHT.

SURE. SURE.

I'M LOOKING AT THE CURRENT PLAN.

THE EXISTING PLAN SECTION F WAS MONITORING EVALUATION, AND THE SECOND STRATEGY WAS AN ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT WILL BE PREPARED BY TOWNSHIP MANAGEMENT ON ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN.

AND I KNOW THAT INFORMATION IS GENERATED AND REPORTED.

WE HAVEN'T KIND OF MAINTAINED A SYSTEM WHERE WE HAVE A MEETING THAT'S DEVOTED TO TOWNSHIP STAFF REPORTING ON THINGS THAT HAPPENED THAT YEAR, BUT MAYBE THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING TO HAVE ON OUR ANNUAL AGENDA.

LET'S TAKE STOCK AND SEE WHAT WE GOT DONE AND WHAT WE MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT MORE.

AND THEN AFTER FIVE YEARS, LET'S SEE IF WE'RE STILL ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

WE'RE NOT JUST STAYING WITH THE SAME STUFF.

I ASSUME THAT HAS THAT SECTION IS STILL IN THE DRAFT.

SOME OF THE. YEAH.

NO, IT'S LEAKING.

I'M GAINING WEIGHT. NO.

AS HE SHRINKS THAT I MELT.

YEAH, IT'S STILL IN THE DRAFT.

SO WE JUST NEED TO HOLD OURSELVES TO ACCOUNT FOR THAT.

ANY OTHER. ARE YOU GETTING CLEAR GUIDANCE HERE ON, ON WHERE WE WANT TO GO WITH THIS IN TERMS OF REACHING OUT TO STAFF AND FIGURING OUT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE BITS AND PIECES? I THINK SO.

AND EXPLORING WITH COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT SOME ALTERNATIVE FORMATS.

YEAH, I KNOW COMMUNICATIONS HAS BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH FLIPBOOK, WHICH IS I'M NOT SURE HOW ORGANIC THAT IS, BUT IT DOES MAKE THE DOCUMENT MORE ALIVE AND ACCESSIBLE. SO I THINK YOU'LL BE EXCITED TO SEE A VERSION OF THIS IN THAT AND THEY'LL BE DELIGHTED TO TRY IT OUT, I IMAGINE.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT, COMMUNICATIONS? THE LIGHT'S NOT FLASHING, SO YOU MUST BE OKAY.

WE TALKED ABOUT A DEADLINE FOR SOME OF THE COMMITTEES TO COME UP WITH A FINAL AND THEN ALSO SHARING A SECTION OR MORE WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, BUT ALSO WITH OTHER STAFF RELATED TO ENERGY.

IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE I MISSED?

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I'M NOT SURE. I GAVE A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FOLKS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE WATER PART.

OBVIOUSLY, PUBLIC WORKS.

SOME A LOT OF THE WETLAND STUFF IS GOING TO INTERSECT WITH PARKS AND LAND PRESERVATION.

THERE MAY BE OTHER.

YOU MENTIONED BROWNFIELDS.

YEAH, AND THAT WAS A STRETCH.

BUT YES, COULD BE.

I MEAN, I NEED TO RELOOK AT IT, BUT THERE COULD BE SOME INPUT FROM LAND PRESERVATION ON THE FOOD PORTION.

YES. WHERE THE WHERE THE DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IS HAPPENING AND PARKS, OBVIOUSLY THE FARMERS MARKET, WE WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT THOSE STAFF ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THIS AND PROVIDE.

THOMAS HAD A CHANCE YEAH IT'S BEEN ON THE WE DIDN'T INCLUDE ANY OF HIS COMMENTS YES.

THERE'S ALSO AN AGRICULTURAL COMPONENT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THE THE LAND PRESERVATION BOARD OVERLAPS WITH THAT OR NOT.

YOU KNOW, THE THE THE SOILS AND THE HEALTH OF THE SOILS AND THAT KIND OF THING.

SURE. SO PERHAPS THE REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE VARIOUS TEAMS COULD GET BACK WITH THEIR TEAMS ABOUT WHAT WHAT A TIMELINE MIGHT BE FOR THEIR SECTIONS, AND THEN THEY WOULD SET THEIR OWN DEADLINES AND THEN WE'D SHOP THOSE AROUND WHEN.

WHEN THEY WERE READY. YEAH, I THINK.

FOR THIS FIRST PART OF OF STAFF, REVIEW THOSE DEADLINES.

WE CAN'T SET RIGHT.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL US WHEN THEY CAN GET BACK TO US.

SO AS FAR AS REACHING OUT TO OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, I THINK WE'LL EACH WORK WITH THE CHAIRS OF THOSE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET ON ON THE PROPER AGENDAS AS AS THINGS MATURE. AND LIKE I SAY, I THINK THE TRANSPORTATION SECTION IS READY TO GO TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

I THINK THE WATER STUFF STILL, WE GOT PLENTY OF FUN STUFF TO DO ON THAT ONE.

YEAH. SO I DID JUST REACH OUT TO DAN AGAIN.

SO HE WILL BE GETTING WITH KENDRA AND I TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AT THAT TIME.

WE CAN ASK HIM WHO HE THINKS OUTSIDE OF HIM MAKE THE MAIN REVIEWER FROM DPW AND ENGINEERING, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

YEAH, AND I JUST GOT WORD, TOO, THAT A VERY DRAFT, VERY, VERY DRAFT TIMELINE FOR THE MASTER PLAN IS SPRING.

THAT'S MY KIND OF DEADLINE.

QUARTER. YEAH.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

JUST WONDERING, AFTER YOUR STAFF AND VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN.

WOULD WE WANT, LIKE, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO VIEW THIS AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT BEFORE WE AS A BODY OFFICIALLY ADOPT IT? ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY.

MY ONE OF MY HOPES IN REACHING OUT TO OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT MAY HAVE DIFFERENT AUDIENCES AND ADDITIONAL AUDIENCES IS THAT THOSE MEETINGS WILL BE THE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PUBLIC TO HEAR ABOUT IT AND SEE ABOUT AND WEIGH IN.

SO BASICALLY DOING OUR IN REACH.

YEAH, THERE'S ALL SORTS OF FUN STUFF.

I JUST GOING THROUGH THE WATER SECTION WAS REALIZING THAT WE DIDN'T REALLY TALK ABOUT OUR SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM.

WE TALKED ABOUT OUR WATER DELIVERY SYSTEM, BUT WE DIDN'T AND WE TALKED ABOUT STORMWATER, BUT THE WHOLE SANITARY SEWER IS MISSING FROM HERE.

AND I'M JUST LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE FACT THAT OUR WATER RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY HAS FINISHED THE CONSTRUCTION OF ITS ANAEROBIC DIGESTER, SO THEY ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE SOME ENERGY FROM SOME OF THEIR PRODUCTS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER DIGESTERS RUN, BUT STILL CAPTURING ENERGY AND REDUCING THEIR LANDFILL.

SO THOSE ARE BIG INVESTMENTS THAT ARE BEING MADE IN THE EAST LANSING, MERIDIAN WATER AUTHORITY THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE CAPTURING HERE.

SO ALL SORTS OF IT'S A QUICK MOVING LANDSCAPE.

LOTS OF STUFF, TOO, FOR THE I GUESS SO THE WATER SECTION AND THE FOOD SECTION ARE THE MAIN ONES THAT NEED EDITING RIGHT NOW.

THE OTHER ONES ARE PRETTY CLOSE.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE WON'T BE FURTHER EDITS, BUT I WOULD IT BE MORE EASY, EASIER FOR YOU TO EDIT A WORD DOCUMENT BECAUSE OF THE SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES OR A GOOGLE DOC OR WHAT? WHAT IS THE COMMITTEE'S PREFERENCE ON THAT?

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I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL EDITING THE SAME DOCUMENT.

ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUY? WELL, I GUESS I WOULD SAY IF WE'RE WANTING TO, I'LL EDIT THE SAME DOCUMENT THEN.

MAYBE A GOOGLE DOCUMENT.

YEAH. OKAY.

I'LL SEND AN UPDATED VERSION THEN OF THE GOOGLE DOC, WHICH MIGHT INCLUDE BOTH SECTIONS.

OR YOU WANT SEPARATE SECTIONS.

OR THE WHOLE DOCUMENT AS IT IS RIGHT NOW.

YEAH. MAYBE SEPARATE SECTIONS.

THAT MIGHT BE SEPARATE SECTIONS.

AND THEN WE.

YEAH. AND THEN WE CAN SEND THEM BACK TO YOU AND YOU CAN PUT THEM INTO A MASTER DOCUMENT ONCE WE'RE DONE WORKING WITH THEM.

AND THEN WE CAN, THEN WE'LL KNOW VAL AND I OR YOU AND YOUR TEAM WILL KNOW WE'RE ALL WORKING ON THE SAME DOCUMENT.

OKAY. DO YOU WANT FULL EDITING PRIVILEGES OR JUST COMMENTING PRIVILEGES FOR EDITING? OKAY. SOUNDS GOOD.

THANK YOU. ANYTHING ELSE ON THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN.

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE.

[7. REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS]

WE'RE MOVING ON TO REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

ANY THING GOING ON AT THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION SHOULD BE KEEPING ITS EYE ON? IT'S BEEN KIND OF SLOW, SO NO, NOT NOT YET.

BUT WE ARE HAVING OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING.

AND MAYBE IF YOU WANTED TO BRING UP THE ANNUAL LOOK AT THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN, I KNOW THAT THE BOARD WOULD LIKE AN UPDATE TOO.

SO. SO MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING OTHER THAN THAT.

NO, IT WAS A VERY SHORT MEETING YESTERDAY.

RECORD TIMES 715.

SO BUT WE DO HAVE SOME BUSY, BUSY FOUR WEEKS COMING UP, SO.

ANY OTHER BOARD, COMMISSION LIAISON, GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS, ENERGY TEAM AND SOMETHING NEW AGO.

WELL, YOU ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING GOOD.

YEAH, WELL, YEAH.

AND OUR AT OUR MOST RECENT MEETING, ROGER EBERHART LED US THROUGH A EV ELECTRIC VEHICLE SMART COMMUNITIES CHECKLIST, WHICH I THINK WAS VERY HELPFUL BECAUSE THERE'S BEEN WORK DONE ON THE TOWNSHIP FLEET.

BUT THIS KIND OF EXPANDED OUR THINKING TO THINK IN TERMS OF WHAT WE MIGHT BE DOING IN THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAD, I THINK, A VERY GOOD DISCUSSION.

ONE THING THAT WAS AND I THINK THIS IS INEVITABLE IN THE COMMUNITY SIDE IS, YOU KNOW, FUTURE EFFORTS WOULD BE FOCUSED ON CHARGING, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE ENCOURAGE MORE PUBLIC CHARGING, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU THINK IN TERMS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN APARTMENT BUILDINGS, YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T HAVE GARAGES THAT THEY CAN GET A CHARGER IN.

SO THAT WAS KIND OF DISCUSSED IN LIKE ALL THE OTHER AREAS TO EDUCATION.

YOU KNOW, WHAT CAN WE DO IN AN EDUCATION SENSE TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS AND MAYBE SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT THEY SHOULD CONSIDER IF THEY'RE BUYING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE? THE NEXT MEETING WE ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSING IN ON NEXT YEAR'S SOLAR RISE MERIDIAN PROJECT.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD SOME PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS AND HAVE TALKED IN TERMS OF MAYBE HAVING FOUR MEETINGS SPREAD OUT DURING THE COURSE OF NEXT YEAR IS ALL PRELIMINARY. AND IN THE NEXT MEETING, LIKE I SAID, WE'LL KIND OF START GETTING INTO IT AND MAYBE MAKING MORE SPECIFIC PLANS.

WE STILL HAVE SOME OH, THE LAST MEETING YOU WE HAVEN'T GOT THE FINAL NUMBERS YET WITH RESPECT TO HOW MANY PEOPLE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND PURCHASE A SOLAR SYSTEM.

BUT AT THE NEXT ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MEETING, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO REPORT TO YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED, HOW MANY PEOPLE GOT PROPOSALS, AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND BUY A SOLAR SYSTEM.

SO WE'RE ALMOST ALMOST THERE GETTING CLOSE AND THAT'S IT.

I'M REMEMBERING SOMETHING ABOUT SOME UTILITY GIVING CREDITS FOR HEAVY, HEAVY ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

BUT THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT THE TOWNSHIP IS LIKE, OH, YOU KNOW, ONE NOW THAT I DON'T REMEMBER.

COMING UP, ONE THING THAT WE HAD CONSUMERS ENERGY'S REPRESENTATIVE ON THAT CALL AND ONE THING HE MENTIONED WAS THAT BECAUSE OF THAT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IN THEIR PILOT THAT WE SHOULD AT LEAST BUY ONE VEHICLE BY 2024 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTAIN INCENTIVES THAT COME WITH

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THIS PILOT PROGRAM.

BUT THEN THERE'S ALL THESE POSSIBILITIES.

AND THE THE NEW FEDERAL LEGISLATION, TOO, THAT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT ABOUT AS TIME GOES ALONG.

AND SO WE'LL HAVE TO THE TOWNSHIP HOPEFULLY CAN JUMP ON SOME OF THOSE.

BUT THE I'M GLAD THE CONSUMER'S ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE KIND OF MENTIONED THE FACT THAT THERE WAS SPECIAL FUNDING RELATED TO THE THEIR PILOT IN THEIR ASSESSMENT THAT THEY HAD DONE.

AND ACTUALLY, ONE THING THAT MAYBE I FOUND OUT AT A DIFFERENT MEETING WAS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE WORKING WITH MSU, THEIR ENERGY ASSESSMENT CENTER, TO DO THE MAJOR BUILDINGS, WHICH WILL BE VERY HELPFUL.

AND APPARENTLY THERE'S SOME SPECIAL FEDERAL FUNDING THAT GOES ALONG WITH THAT PROGRAM AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND SO WHEN THEY MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DIFFERENT BUILDINGS, THEY'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO KIND OF LINE US UP FOR SOME SPECIAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO HELP IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH TO ME WAS VERY GOOD NEWS.

YEAH. JANET.

OH, I'M SORRY. SORRY.

I KNOW IT WAS OVER HERE.

I WAS JUST GOING TO REPORT THAT THE FOOD TO COMPOST HAS THEIR MONTHLY MEETING ON FRIDAY, EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT NOON.

AND ANYBODY IS INVITED TO ATTEND THE ZOOM MEETING.

THIS TIME WE HAVE TWO AREAS THAT WE'RE EXPLORING.

ONE IS WITH TOWNSHIP PARKS AND LOUANNE MEISNER WILL BE THERE TO TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGES WITH TRASH COLLECTION IN THE PARKS, BECAUSE IT STARTED WITH TRYING TO SEPARATE THE TRASH AT THE MARKET SO THAT WE'RE SENDING VERY LITTLE TO THE LANDFILL.

THAT WAS TIME KERRY WANTED TO DO THAT.

AND SO LUANN WANTED TO I MEAN, SAID THAT THERE'S CHALLENGES THERE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BRING THAT UP AS A TOPIC, HOPING TO COME TO SOME MAYBE SOME TWEAK AND MAKING IT BETTER IN TERMS OF MORE PLACES TO BREAK DOWN.

LIKE AFTER YOU EAT YOUR LUNCH WHERE YOU PUT ALL THE STUFF AND MAKE IT CLEAR WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO, BECAUSE OFTEN IT'S SO UNCLEAR WHAT GOES WHERE.

WE'RE ALSO ASKING FOR A COUPLE OTHER THINGS, MAYBE TO EXPAND THE GLEANING PROGRAM FOR NEXT YEAR THAT LUANNE WOULD WOULD HELP US WITH.

WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON MANAGEMENT FOR FOR NEXT YEAR ARE THE VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT.

THERE'S A NICE A NICE DEVELOPMENT WITH CO-CHAIR PEOPLE AND VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DO THE GLEANING.

AND THEN THE OTHER EXCITING TOPIC, I THINK, IS THAT THE SCHOOLS WILL BE JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT CURRICULUM, ENVIRONMENTAL CURRICULUM AND A COUPLE OF THINGS THEY WANT TO DO.

AND OF COURSE WE'VE ALREADY HAD SOME DISCUSSION WITH HASLETT AND BRIDGET BOOTH AND WHETHER SHE CAN BE THERE OR NOT.

I'M NOT SURE YET. BUT THEY'LL, OKEMUS SCHOOLS WILL ALSO BE INCLUDING THEIR NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF NUTRITION.

LIKE WE WERE ABLE TO TALK WITH THE ONE FROM HASLETT LAST YEAR WHEN WE DID THE FOOD AUDIT.

SO MAYBE ANOTHER FOOD AUDIT IS IN THE OFFING.

I DON'T KNOW. BUT ANYWAY, THOSE ARE EXCITING AND SO I'LL HOPE TO BE PROVIDING REPORTS AND MAYBE THIS IS AN OPPORTUNE TIME TO SAY THIS WILL BE MY LAST MEETING.

I'M MADE DECISIONS.

WELL, THEY WERE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, DURING COVID.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WELL THOUGHT OUT THEY ARE, BUT WE'VE MADE A COMMITMENT TO BE IN WARMER WEATHER FOR A FEW MONTHS, WHICH MEANS LIKE, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN YOU HAVE TO BE HERE PHYSICALLY FOR THE MEETING.

SO OBVIOUSLY THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.

AND IT'S THE END OF MY MY TERM COMING UP.

SO I'M HOPEFUL TO CONTINUE WITH FOOD TO COMPOST AND WE'LL BE FUNNELING THE INFORMATION TO YOU, IF THAT'S OKAY ANNA.

YEAH, AND HOPE TO CONTINUE IN THE ENERGY TEAM TOO.

SO ANYWAY, THAT'S MY REPORT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

BY THE WAY, IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE.

I'VE LEARNED A LOT AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO APPLY IT AND CONTINUE TO HELP.

THANK YOU. YEAH, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

KIND OF GOING ALONG WITH WHAT YOU SAID.

I WAS ALSO TALKING TO THE DIRECTOR OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SERVICE AND HAD A MEETING WITH HER.

AND SHE IS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL KIND OF PARTNERING WITH EARTH CLUB AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET MORE VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN OPTIONS IN THE CAFETERIA.

AND SHE'S ALSO HELPING WITH THE GLEANING.

AND ALSO WE'RE STARTING TO GET THAT SET UP.

WE'LL HAVE OUR VEGAN TASTE TEST ON THE I BELIEVE, THE 17TH.

SO THAT'S AWESOME.

YEAH. SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL GET IN SOON.

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SO I'LL SEND YOU AN INVITE IF YOU I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE ANY WHEN YOU HAVE SCHOOL, BUT WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU IN THE CONVERSATION.

PERFECT. YEAH. DEFINITELY GET A HALL PASS FOR A MEETING, SET YOU UP ON ZOOM.

ANY OTHER BOARD COMMISSION LIAISONS? WORK GROUP, STUDY GROUP.

GO AHEAD. TOM WERE YOU GOING TO SPEAK, GO AHEAD.

EITHER WAY. REAL BRIEFLY, THE GREEN TEAM IS PLANNING TO MEET NEXT WEEK.

WE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT IN EARLY OCTOBER, AND I KNOW LEROY REPORTED ON THAT IN HIS STAFF REPORT, SO I WON'T GET INTO ALL THE DETAILS OF THAT.

BUT OUR NEXT MEETING, WE'RE HOPING TO LAY OUT DIFFERENT RECYCLING EVENTS FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND WE HOPE TO HAVE ONCE AGAIN A LOT OF POP UP EVENTS AT THE FARMER'S MARKET WHERE WE JUST TAKE IN ONE OR TWO ITEMS. AND SO AGAIN, WE'RE HOPEFUL THE KIND OF SCHEDULE THAT ALL OUR ARE IN OUR NEXT MEETING NEXT WEEK.

SO QUICK UPDATE.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE ON.

OKAY. SO I'LL START WITH PLEASE.

OH, THANK YOU. SO THE WETLAND EDUCATION TEAM, WE LAST MET ON SEPTEMBER 21ST.

AND SO THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE ON OR ADJACENT TO WETLANDS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE WETLAND LETTER THAT GOING OUT AROUND OCTOBER 8TH.

SO THIS FLIER IN THE WETLAND LETTER WENT OUT, WHICH MADE IT SO IT'S GREAT ABOUT FOUR MONTHS IN THE PROCESS AND WE GOT IT OUT.

SO IT'S GOOD.

AND ANOTHER EXCITING THING IS THIS I DON'T KNOW IF FOLKS HAVE SEEN THIS YET, THIS NATIVE PAINTING, A NATIVE MERIDIAN, AND I WORKED REALLY HARD ON THIS. SOME OF THIS THE IDEAS OF SOME OF THESE PARTS OF THIS CAME OUT FROM THE WETLAND EDUCATION TEAM, THE THE PRACTICAL NATIVE PLANT PLANS ANYWAYS, BUT EMMA TOOK IT BEYOND THAT.

SHE DID A FANTASTIC JOB GIVING SOME PRACTICAL LIKE HERE'S SOME BUFFERS OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF THINGS AND SOME PLANT PLANS.

BUT SHE ALSO SHOWED FOLKS WHAT WHAT FLOWERS, FOR EXAMPLE, CARDINAL FLOWER, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, WHAT KIND OF SOIL TO GROW IT IN.

AND SO SHE GAVE IT SHE JUST SHE SPENT LOTS AND LOTS OF HOURS ON THIS.

AND SO THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FOLKS I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S ON THE WEBSITE YET, BUT AT THE NATIVE PLANT SALE AT HARRIS, WHICH WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT THEY EVER DID, THEY WERE GIVING OUT LITTLE ZIP DRIVES OF THIS BECAUSE IT'S SO, SO LARGE.

SO ANYWAYS AND THEN IT'LL BE WE'RE GETTING WE'RE WORKING UP FOR THAT FOR THE SPRING NEXT YEAR TOO.

SO REALLY GRATEFUL TO EMMA AND REBECCA FOR ALL THEIR HARD, HARD WORK ON THIS.

SO IT'S JUST, IT'S REALLY FANTASTIC.

HAVE SOMETHING REALLY PRACTICAL.

DID YOU CONSIDER CHARGING FOR IT? I MEAN, IT LOOKS I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW, THAT'S LIKE SOME KIND OF NOMINAL AMOUNT.

NO, I MEAN IT. I MEAN, I'VE LOOKED FOR ONE AND THEY'RE HARD TO FIND.

AND SOMEONE COULD HAVE THEIR OWN KNOW.

IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

RIGHT. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

BUT YEAH.

YEAH. I MEAN, I'D HAVE FOR SURE.

EXACTLY. YEP. YEAH.

SO. BUT GOOD IDEA.

I WILL ASK NEXT WEEK WHEN I SEE HER AGAIN.

SO. YEAH. SO THIS IS A FANTASTIC, I THINK A HUGE SUCCESS, NOT ONLY JUST FOR LIKE KIND OF WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT, LIKE WETLANDS AND BUFFERS AND ALL THAT STUFF.

I MEAN, IT HAS ALL KINDS OF LIKE NOT ONLY JUST ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO IN YOUR YARD WITH THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF.

I GOING TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE PRACTICAL PLANS, LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE ONE FOR WHICH SHE HAS ONE FOR.

IMPROVING GROUNDWATER.

WE HAD THE BUFFER MIX.

WE HAVE JUST DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO ON YOUR PROPERTIES BASED ON TRY TO FIND OTHER ONES FEED WILDLIFE.

I MEAN, SHE'S GOT JUST A TON OF THEM IN HERE.

SHE JUST DID A FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC JOB.

SO REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

LET'S SEE. GO AHEAD. IS THAT GOING TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE? I, I THINK THEY WERE TRYING TO I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S UP THERE YET.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION I ASKED FOR IT TO BE ON THE WEBSITE AT LEAST A PRACTICAL PLANS AND MAYBE A LINK WHERE YOU CAN GET MORE.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S UP THERE YET.

I ASKED FOR THAT TO BE THE CASE, BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT IT IS THERE YET.

BUT I WILL ASK WHEREVER WE COULD INFORMATION ON WHERE WE COULD GET.

I MEAN, I'D LIKE A COPY, RIGHT? YEAH. I MEAN, IT'S AWESOME.

IT'S JUST I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

I FEEL LIKE THIS IS LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED THIS THIS TEAM, LIKE, IN SEPTEMBER OF 21.

AND I THINK, LIKE, THE AMOUNT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS WE'VE REALLY HAD IS GREAT AND WITH LOTS OF COMMITMENT FROM A LOT OF FOLKS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, WHICH IS

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BEEN FANTASTIC. SO VERY EXCITED.

SO GOOD TO HEAR. YES.

WELL, I ALSO REALLY LIKE VAL'S IDEA, BUT I WONDER IF YOU COULD DO LIKE A SUGGESTED DONATION.

SO THEN YOU'RE NOT YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT LIMITING ACCESS TO ANYONE.

BUT MAYBE THERE IS YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE A FUNDRAISING TYPE OF THING BECAUSE IT JUST LOOKS SO GREAT.

IT IS FANTASTIC.

[INAUDIBLE] YEAH, IT'S REALLY GOOD.

SO, YEAH, SO I THINK WE WANTED TO SPEND I THINK THE WE ORIGINALLY HEARD THAT THE WETLAND LETTER WAS GOING TO COST THE MAILING WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AROUND [INAUDIBLE] AND THEN SO THEN EMMA AND REBECCA WORKED ON SOME SIGNAGE, BUT THEN I GUESS THAT MONEY WAS NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE.

SO AND SO THAT'S GONE, RIGHT? LIKE IT WAS SPENT ON THAT.

WE DIDN'T INCLUDE THE PRINTING COSTS OR THE MAILING COSTS IN THAT.

SO I THINK THAT ATE UP MOST OF IT, BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN THE LATEST.

OKAY, FANTASTIC.

BECAUSE I KNOW. SO I GUESS WE CAN JUST WAIT FOR THAT FOR NEXT YEAR ANYWAYS.

AND SO. ALL RIGHT, SO THAT'S THE WETLAND TEAM AND THEN THE LAND WE MET, WE DID NOT MEET IN OCTOBER, BUT WE DID MEET IN SEPTEMBER AND I DIDN'T ATTEND THIS OCTOBER MEETING.

SO I DID SUBMIT PARTS OF THE WETLAND PART OF THE CLIMATE FOR FEEDBACK FOR THE CLIMATE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN TO THE LAND PRESS BOARD.

AND DEER MANAGEMENT HAS BEGUN, AS PROBABLY FOLKS ARE AWARE OF AROUND HERE.

AND THEY'RE WE'RE CONTINUING TO LOOK AT PROPERTIES FOR CONSIDERATION FOR PURCHASE.

SO WE'RE IN THE REALLY BEGINNING STAGES OF SOME OF THAT.

SO WE'LL GET UPDATES.

THANK YOU. ANYTHING ELSE? ANY OTHER NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS? EXCITING THINGS.

GOING ONCE. YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY WANTS A STAFF UPDATE.

ARE YOU ASKING ME? I'M ASKING FOR A STAFF UPDATE.

I'VE BEEN. I'VE BEEN PERUSING THE STAFF UPDATE.

OH, GOOD. I WAS GOING TO REMARK JUST HOW ACCESSIBLE IT IS.

I MEAN, EVEN RIGHT DOWN TO THE FLICKR FOR ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS, WHICH IS VERY COOL.

AWESOME. BRIEFLY, I JUST PULL IT UP SO I REMEMBER WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF MEETINGS WITH CLUB MEMBERS.

THEY'RE ACTUALLY A TEAM AND THEY'RE WANTING TO DO A PODCAST.

SO I JUST WANT TO INVITE YOU IF YOU'VE GOT ANY IDEAS FOR SPEAKERS ON A PODCAST OR TOPICS, I THINK THEY WOULD AMIRA AND ADI WOULD BE INTERESTED IF ANY OF YOU WERE INTERESTED IN MAYBE GETTING INVOLVED WITH THIS PODCAST COMMITTEE.

IT'S KIND OF KIND OF FUN IDEA.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE IT'S GOING TO GO, BUT THERE'S ALREADY BEEN SOME REALLY GOOD DISCUSSIONS AND UNFORTUNATELY THE MEETINGS HAVE CONFLICTED WITH THE PEANUTS PLAY.

IT'S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO IS INVOLVED WITH THAT, BUT WE'RE HOPING IT'LL PICK UP AGAIN IN MID-NOVEMBER AND WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE THE FIRST PODCAST ON NOVEMBER 22ND AND THAT'LL BE RECORDED. AND YOU CAN SEE THAT SOME OF YOU ARE AWARE OF THE SOLAR PANELS GOING UP ON THE POLICE CARPORTS.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH COMPLETE.

NOW. YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE IT VERY WELL FROM THE GROUND, BUT THERE'S A PICTURE HERE OF ONE OF THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE WORKS.

SO THAT'S AN EXCITING PROJECT.

IT'LL BE ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR PANEL ARRAYS IN THE TOWNSHIP.

TOM MENTIONED THE GREEN TEAM ACTIVITIES.

THE GREEN DIALOGS HAVE BEEN PRETTY INTERESTING.

WE HAD TOM SMITH LAST WEEK WHO HAS BEEN DOING ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPING FOR 40 YEARS AND HE'S ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL PESTICIDE SAFETY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION LOCALLY HERE.

I MEAN, IT'S A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION.

SO HE'S HE GAVE US SOME GOOD IDEAS AND SHARED SOME COOL FACT SHEETS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST.

ONE OF THE TOPICS THAT CAME UP WAS EDUCATING LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ABOUT ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPING.

AND NEXT NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO TALK WITH AMANDA, WHO WANTED TO PICK UP ON THAT AND DEVELOP A FACT SHEET ON QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK YOUR LAWN CARE PROVIDER.

SO THAT'LL BE A CONVERSATION NEXT WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 9:00.

THERE'S A NICE PICTURE HERE.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE VALERIE, WHO HELPED LEAD THE SUSTAINABLE HOME TOUR, BIKE TOUR FIRST EVER.

AND I HOPE YOU COME BACK FOR THAT NEXT FALL, VALERIE, AND LEAD THAT AS WELL, BECAUSE THAT WAS A FUN EVENT, WHICH I WASN'T ABLE TO GO

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ON. BUT NICE PICTURE.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THAT.

THAT'S ALL I'M REALLY GOING TO MENTION RIGHT NOW.

OTHER THAN IN YOUR PACKET, YOU SAW AN APPLICATION FROM EMMA FOR FORMALLY BEING APPOINTED TO THE COMMISSION AND WE, WE IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL HAVE AN OPENING WITH VALERIE LEAVING AND THEN REAPPOINTMENT WE CAN TALK ABOUT NEXT MONTH.

I THINK A COUPLE OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE UP FOR REAPPOINTMENT.

LUCA. BILL WHO DID I MISS SOON SINCE THE WEBSITE IS UPDATED. WELL NO.

YEAH, I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

YEAH. AND YEAH, THAT'S, THAT'S ABOUT IT FOR NOW.

THANK YOU. YOU HAD ONE QUESTION.

GO AHEAD. YES. I WAS WONDERING, WHO SHOULD WE GIVE OUR PODCAST IDEAS TO? YOU CAN GIVE THEM TO AMIRA ADDY, PROBABLY EMMA OR MYSELF.

OKAY. YEAH, IN FACT, YEAH.

VALERIE OFFERED EARLIER ABOUT POSSIBLY BEING INTERVIEWED RELATED TO THE FOOD GROUP.

SO YEAH, I THINK EMMA WOULD BE A GOOD CONDUIT SINCE SHE SEES THESE PEOPLE MORE REGULARLY THAN I DO.

OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE RELATED TO THE PODCAST? HOW ARE PEOPLE GOING TO FIND OUT ABOUT IT? OR IS IT TARGETED? JUST THEY'RE ALL WATCHING RIGHT NOW.

IS IT TARGETED AT OTHER STUDENTS OR IS IT COMMUNITY FOCUSED? SO IT'S MORE TARGETED TOWARDS MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL? WE WERE MAYBE GOING TO EXPAND ON THAT, BUT WE'RE STARTING A LOT OF OUTREACH FOR SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF AT THE SCHOOL SO YOU CAN GET AROUND.

BUT THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND I THINK ONCE WE HAVE A BETTER PLAN, I MEAN, PART OF THE PROCESS IS RESEARCHING WHAT IS A PODCAST AND HOW DO WE HOW DO WE MARKET IT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. SO WE'RE LEARNING ANSWERS AS WE LEARN LEARN A WAY INTO THIS.

WELL, I THINK HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, THE GREEN MERIDIAN FACEBOOK PAGE, THE GREEN NEIGHBOR NETWORK, WOULD BE EASY WAYS TO GET IT OUT TO FOLKS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED. GREAT.

YOU. DID YOU HAVE YOUR HAND UP? ALL RIGHT. THESE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF TYPOS IN THE IN THE GREEN AND THE STAFF UPDATE.

SO NICOLAS PEPE'S IS HIS NAME IS SPELLED P.

U. E. K.

O. DOWN AT THE BOTTOM THERE.

THANK YOU. AND EXTENSION IS ACTUALLY SPELLED WITH AN S BEFORE THE IOM.

THAT'S UNFORTUNATELY, I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF EDITING LATELY.

THANK YOU. THE EDITOR IN CHIEF.

YEAH. NED, YOU'VE BEEN.

BEEN CHAMPING AT THE BIT TO MAKE ONE OTHER ANNOUNCEMENT.

CONGRATULATIONS. SO I'M GOING TO.

I'M GOING TO HAND YOU THE.

I HAVE ONE OF ONE AMONGST US WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD.

WELL, I WAS ACTUALLY HOPING THAT WE COULD ALL GO OUT DRINKING, BUT, YOU KNOW, PUT THE KIBOSH ON IT ALREADY.

SO, OF COURSE, JOHN, OUR COLLEAGUE, GOT RECOGNIZED BY THE TOWNSHIP FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE TOWNSHIP.

AND CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU. BEEN ABLE TO BE HERE LAST NIGHT.

WELL, HE IS TEACHING A CLASS.

AND YOU SHOULD MENTION THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE'S LOOKING AT THE LIST OF PREVIOUS VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR.

NED IS ON THAT LIST AND I'M NOT SURE.

2015 STONE AGE.

YEAH, WELL, THAT'S NOT THAT LONG AGO.

SO IT'S NICE TO SEE AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION HAS HAD VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED.

THAT WAS NICE. IT WAS VERY NICE THE OTHER NIGHT.

YEAH, I APPRECIATED THE HONOR.

WELL-DESERVED. YEAH, DEFINITELY.

YEAH. PLEASE, I JUST HAVE A SHORT ANNOUNCEMENT.

VAL AND I HAVE BOTH HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE RECENT MICHIGAN GOOD FOOD CHARTER COUNCIL MEETING, SO WE'RE.

I DON'T HAVE ANY MAJOR UPDATES ABOUT THAT.

BUT JUST FLAGGING THAT WE ARE TRYING, THEY DO HAVE A SUSTAINABILITY SECTION, THE CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABILITY SECTION OF THE GOOD FOOD CHARTER, WHICH OF COURSE IS WHERE WE'VE GOTTEN SOME IDEAS FOR THIS SUSTAINABILITY PLAN.

AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO LOOK AT ALIGNING THE TOWNSHIP AND TOWNSHIP GOALS AND PRIORITIES WITH THE LARGER GOALS OF HOW TO CREATE A GOOD FOOD SYSTEM IN MICHIGAN.

SO GREAT SEEING NO OTHER HANDS BEING RAISED.

I THINK NED JUST MOVED TO ADJOURN.

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WAS THAT WHAT THAT DOES? YES. AND KENDRA JUST SECONDED THAT MOTION.

ALL IN FAVOR OF ADJOURNMENT.

PLEASE SAY YIPPEE.

YIPPEE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.