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SYNOPSIS of MAY 15, 2012 meeting



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May 23, 2012 - SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

MAY 15, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:32 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

C. ROLL CALL: Present: Carson, Pallotta, Rosso, Wallace

Absent: Lohmeier, Petterson, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Bart Clark, Superintendent; Mitch Petterson, Acting Fire Chief; Gary Sharp, Staff Captain; Kristen Sieloff, Assessor; Joe Barnhart, Cable Access Program Manager; Steven Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz and Joppich

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: None scheduled

F. BOARD / PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: None

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

H. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Thendara Park Private Road Winter Maintenance Special Assessment District

The Public Hearing Opened at 7:42 PM

Public Comment: Tom Neal

The Public Hearing Closed at 7:45 PM

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Report: Superintendent's Update (Bart Clark, Superintendent)

2. Presentation: Jordan Development Company-Oil & Gas Exploration at Bay Court Park

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Request to Purchase Equipment for Independence Television Studio Removed

2. Budget Amendment #6, Part 1 and 2 Removed

3. Approval of Contract Renewal with Parastar, Inc. for EMS Billing Services

4. Approval of OCSO Agreement for Dispatching Services

5. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Budget Meeting Minutes April 10, 2012

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval to Purchase of Equipment for Independence Television Studio

2. Approval of Budget Amendment #6; Part 1 and 2

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Approval of Agreement between M-15, LLC and Independence Township and Transfer Ownership of Class C Liquor License to M-15, LLC

2. Adoption of Resolution #2 for Thendara Park Country Club Subdivision Private Road Special Assessment District

3. Adoption of Ballot Language for Fire Millage for Placement on the August 7, 2012 Primary Election Ballot

Public Comment: Ron Ritchie; Joette Kunse; Patrick Kittle; and Joel DeLong

4. Approval to Conduct a Title Search for Bay Court Park Property

5. Approval to Direct Superintendent and Township Attorney to Draft and Execute DTE Agreement for Police Coverage

6. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the Amount of $301,261.90.

Reconsideration of Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run

Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the Amended Amount of $413,803.59

Approval of Payroll in the Amount of $259,044.61

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Board Members commented on various topics.

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: March 2012 Monthly Report from Oakland County Sheriff's Office

2. Report: Monthly Financial Update through April 30, 2012

3. Report: Budget Adjustment #2

4. Report: DPW Projects Update

5. Safety Path Advisory Committee Minutes April 11, 2012

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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