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SYNOPSIS of the JANUARY 31, 2012 meeting



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February 08, 2012 - SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

JANUARY 31, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:30 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

C. ROLL CALL: Present: Carson, Lohmeier, Pallotta, Petterson, Wallace

Absent: Rosso, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Bart Clark, Superintendent; Carol Gabris, Human Resources Director; Ken Elwert, Parks & Recreation Director; Barbara Rollin, Senior Center Coordinator; Steven P. Joppich, Secrest/Wardle; Gregg Schultz, Schultz & Young

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA as amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: Attorney-Client Privileged Legal Opinion, as permitted by 15.268(h) FAILED

The meeting recessed at 6:32 PM

The meeting reconvened at 6:42 PM

M. PUBLIC COMMENT: Forrest Milzow

Regular Business: L-4 Selection of Superintendent No action taken

G. PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled

H. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Proposed Senior Center Project (John Lowell, Friends of the Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center)

2. Superintendent Report (Bart Clark, Superintendent)

Motion to suspend rules - Approved

Motion to authorize funding for clerical support for the Building Department Approved

I. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

J. CONSENT AGENDA: None

K. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes December 20, 2011 Approved as amended

2. Board of Trustees Regular Budget Meeting Minutes January 10, 2012 Approved as amended

L. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Request from James Dopriak for Sound Variance for Waterford Hills Road Racing - Approved

2. Request from Kruse's Deer Lake Inn Transfer of 2011 Resort Class C with Dance-Entertainment Permit - Approved

3. Appointment of Cable Access Program Manager Approved

4. Selection of Superintendent Removed and placed earlier on the agenda.

5. Reconvening of the Employees Benefit Resolution Committee No action taken

6. Resolution Regarding Township's Publication of Notices Approved

7. Request to Change Parks and Recreations Department Name Approved

8. Request to Approve Parks, Recreation and Seniors Advisory Committee By-Laws - Approved

Public Comment: Joette Kunse; Carolyn Morrison

9. Request to Purchase New Tractor, Parks and Recreation Approved

10. Request to Grant Pricing Authority by Category, Parks and Recreation - Approved

11. Request to Direct the Parks and Recreation Director to Present an Annual Year- End Cost Recover Summary Report Approved

12. Request to Authorize Change in Cost Recover Policy for 2014 Pricing Approved

13. Request to Waive Recapture of 2009 CDBG Funds Approved

14. Request to Authorize the Issuance of Motor Vehicle Permits Approved

15. Request to Approve the Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $355,443.01 - Approved

F. PUBLIC COMMENT: Joette Kunse

G. CLOSED SESSION: Attorney-Client Privileged Legal Opinion, as permitted by 15.268(h)

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Board members discussed various topics

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular General Meeting adjourned at 10:30 PM.

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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