New electrical permit fees were approved by the Seneca Township Board at the Aug. 10 meeting.
The new fee scheduled calls for the following fees: water heater, $7; air conditioner, $10; sub panel, $10; administrative fee, $35; and an additional inspection, $30.
The fall trash collection day was approved for Sept. 26. Allied Waste will provide a collection truck from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DRAIN—The board approved a resolution authorizing drain maintenance of excess of $5,000 a mile for work on the Seneca Drain 2 and Seneca Drain 2, Branch 2.
The Lenawee County Drain Commission needs authorization from local government when the cost of the work exceeds $5,000 a mile.
FENCE—Discussion with attorney Mark Bruggeman, representing the township, continued about the need for a fence at a child care facility on Weston Road owned by Dayna Cordts.
Township law requires a fenced area of at least 5,000 square feet for nursery schools, day nurseries and child care centers. Cordts claims she is exempt from the law because her facility is classified as a day care group home (for seven to 12 children).
Bruggeman advised one of two options: Comply with the fence ordinance or seek a variance to the 5,000 square foot requirement. If neither is done, the township must report the issue to state licensing authorities that rely on special use permits granted by local government units. Seneca’s permit includes the fence requirement.