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Synopsis of Jan. 29, 2013 meeting



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February 13, 2013 - SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

January 29, 2013

A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:00 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga,

Lohmeier, Ritchie, Schroeder

Absent: None

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: David Belcher, Building Director

Ken Elwert, Parks, Recreation & Seniors Director

Gary Sharp, Deputy Fire Chief

Kristen Sieloff, Director of Assessing

Steve Ronk, Fire Chief

Steven Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, PC

Richard Carlisle, Carlisle/Wortman, Assoc.

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As presented

E. CLOSED SESSION: None requested

F. BOARD/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jose Aliaga, Trustee; Patrick J. Kittle, Supervisor

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: Jim Tedder; David Lohmeier

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Presentation: Introduction of Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

2. Presentation: Overview and Update: Oil/Gas Drilling on Township Properties

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Request for Sound Variance at Waterford Hills Road Racing for Historical Vintage Automobile Race

2. Approval of Agreement with Oakland County Genealogical Society for Digitization of Historical Assessment Records

3. Establishment the Beginning Date for Convening of Board of Review and Adoption of Resolution for the Granting of Hardship Exemptions

4. Approval of 2013 Budget Amendment #1

5. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes: January 8, 2012

6. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run and Payroll in the Amount of $1,197,995.76.

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Approval of Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Amendment - 1st Reading

2. Request to Retain Derk Beckerleg, Secrest Wardle for Legal Services for Michigan Tax Tribunal Valuation Appeals

3. Approval of Request to Create and Post Position and Hire Fire Department Business Manager

4. Approval of Request to Create and Post Position and Hire Fire Prevention Specialist I/II

5. Approval of the Oakland County Collaborative Asset Management System (CAMS) Intergovernmental Agreement

6. Appointments to Boards and Committees: Board of Review; Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority; and Investment Advisory Committee

7. Approval of Request to Amend Chapter 30, Article IV (Offenses Against Property) of the Charter Township of Independence Code of Ordinances - 2nd Reading

8. Approval of Increase Late Fees for Water and Sewer Bills

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Board members discussed various topics

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: Building Department Monthly Report for December 2012

2. Report: Sheriff's Department Monthly Report for November 2012

3. Report: Minutes Safety Path Advisory Committee Meeting-December 12, 2012

4. Report: Minutes Parks, Recreation & Seniors Meeting-November 15, 2012

5. Future Agenda Item (February 5, 2013): Presentation: Update from Jordan Development: Oil/Gas Drilling on Township Properties

6. Future Agenda Item (February 5, 2013): 2nd Reading of Third Amendment to Ordinance Granting the McLaren Health Care Planned Unit Development

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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