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SYNOPSIS of July 17, 2012 meeting



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July 25, 2012 - SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

July 17, 2012

A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

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

Absent: Petterson, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Bart Clark, Superintendent; Julie Meredith, Library Director; Joe Barnhart, Independence Television Manager; Dave Belcher, Director of Building, Zoning and Planning; Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst; Gregg Schultz, Schultz & Young, PC; Steven Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, PC; Dick Carlisle, Carlisle/Wortman Associates)

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as amended

The Regular Meeting RECESSED at 6:02 PM

E. CLOSED SESSION:

1. Attorney-Client Privileged-Legal Opinion, as permitted by MCL 15.268(h)

2. Union Negotiations as permitted by MCL 15.268 (c)

The Regular Meeting RECONVENED at 7:30 PM

F. BOARD / PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: None

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS

1. Presentation: 2011 Audit Report (Leslie Pulver, Kris Ray; Plante Moran)

Public Comment: Mike Clark

2. Report: Fiscal 2012 Budget Presentation; Cable TV (Joe Barnhart, Independence Television Manager; Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

3. Report: Superintendent's Report (Bart Clark, Superintendent)

Public Comment: Darwin Moore

4. Report: Building Department Director-Final Report (Bar Pallotta, Clerk; Bart Clark, Superintendent)

Public Comment: Jim Clark, Robertson Brothers; Joan McCrary; Gary Leber; Jim Elma

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Budget Meeting Minutes; June 12, 2012

2. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular General Meeting Minutes; June 19, 2012- Removed

3. Approval of Board of Trustees Special Meeting Minutes; June 25, 2012

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular General Meeting Minutes; June 19, 2012 as amended

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Approval of First Reading of Amendment to McLaren Health Care PUD (Dick Carlisle, Carlisle/Wortman)

2. Denial of Second Read of Amendments to Chapter 20, Fire Prevention and Protection, Article III, Open Burning (Larry Ross, Trustee; Steve Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, PC)

Public Comment: Dave Baran; Mike Marr; Dan Wheeler; Theodore Ginn; Brooke Davis; John Keusch; Charlie Valenti; Joette Kunse; Joan McCrary; Michele Keusch; Andrea Hirsch; Don Coppersmith; Kathy Vandeven

3. Appointment of District Library Board Members (Julie Meredith, Library Director)

The Regular Meeting RECESSED at 11:29 PM

The Regular Meeting RECONVENED at 11:35 PM

4. Approval to Direct Superintendent to further investigate Oil/Gas Drilling on Township Properties (Bart Clark, Superintendent)

Public Comment: Nanci Anderson-Bereznicki; Joette Kunse

5. Approval of Second Reading of Code of Ordinance Amendments (Bart Clark, Superintendent; Barb Pallotta, Clerk)

6. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run and Payroll in the amount of $1,041,619.5

7. Approval of Reconsideration and Approval of Language Change to District Library Agreement (Julie Meredith, Library Director)

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Trustee Lohmeier; Treasurer Carson; Trustee Rosso; Trustee Wallace

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: Monthly/Financial Update (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

2. Report: Safety Path Advisory Minutes; May 7, 2012

3. Report: Building Department Monthly Report; June 2012

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 12:24 AM on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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