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Synopsis of Dec. 17, 2013 meeting



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January 08, 2014 - SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

December 17, 2013

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

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: Lohmeier

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Ken Elwert, Parks, Recreation and Seniors Director; Lt. Dirk Feneley, Oakland County Sheriff's Department, Mitch Petterson, Deputy Fire Chief; Renée Poole, Fire Department Business Manager; Linda Richardson, DPW Director; Barbara Rollin, Senior Center Coordinator; Steve Ronk, Fire Chief; Kristen Sieloff, Assessor; Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst; Richard Carlisle, Carlisle/Wortman Associates; Randy Ford, Hubbell, Roth & Clark;

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: None

F. BOARD/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Trustee Schroeder; Supervisor Kittle

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: Linda Richardson, DPW Director

H. PUBLIC HEARING:

Public Hearing opened at 7:07 PM

After receiving no public comment, the Public Hearing closed at 7:07 PM

1. Program Year 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Application and Subrecipient Agreement

a. Approval of Program Year 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Application and Subrecipient Agreement

b. Allocation of 2014 CDBG Funding for Battered and Abused Spouses (HAVEN)

c. Allocation of 2014 CDBG Funding for Youth Services (Clarkston Area Youth Assistance)

d. Allocation of 2014 CDBG Funding for Transportation Services (Senior Center)

e. Allocation of 2014 CDBG Funding for Other (Senior Centers)

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Presentation: Fiscal 2013 Actual to Budget Comments for Period Ending November 30, 2013 (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Certificates of Appreciation:

a. Certificate of Service Recognizing 19 Years of Service as a Member on the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA); B. Jill Palulian

b. Certificate of Service Recognizing 30 Years of Employment with the Charter Township of Independence; Sandy Miller

2. Approval of Payment Exceeding $5,000 for the Purchase of Fuel

3. Request to Approve Payment Exceeding $5,000 for Pump Repairs; Removed to be considered under L. Items removed from the Consent Agenda

4. Approval of Payment Exceeding $5,000 for Drilling of Test Wells

5. Approval of Budget Amendments/Amendments:

a. Approval to Transfer FY 2013 Deer Lake Beach Donation to FY 2014

b. Approval to Transfer Balance of FY 2013 Senior Center Architect Funds to FY 2014

c. Approval of Budget Amendment for Seniors Division

d. Approval of Transfer FY 2013 Funds to FY 2014 for Flat Roof Repair at Fire Department Station #1

e. Approval of 2013 Budget Amendment #12A

f. Approval of 2014 Budget Amendment #1A

6. Approval of Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Minutes of December 3, 2013

7. Approval of Payroll of December 6, 2013 and Check Run of December 11, 2013 for a Total Amount of $480,321.32

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Postpone of Request to Approve Payment Exceeding $5,000 for Pump Repairs; January 7, 2014 Regular Meeting

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Adoption of Resolution for Submittal of Application for Category A. Funds Economic Development Fund

2. Postponement of Second Reading and Adoption of Amendment to Concept Development Plan for Eagle Ridge at Morgan Lake Planned Residential Development (PRD); January 7, 2014 Regular Meeting

3. Authorization to Circulate Information Related to Amending the Master Plan-Sashabaw Corridor

4. Appointment of Independence Township Representative Members to the Clarkston Independence District Library Board

5. Approval to Post and Hire Full-time AFSCME Position for the Assessing Department

6. Approval of Agreement for 2014 Electronics Recycling Collection

7. Approval to Purchase a Mini Push Camera for Sewer System

8. Approval to Waive Recapture of 2011 Community Development Block Grant Funds

9. Approval to Post and Hire Full-time Non Union Position for the Senior Division

10. Approval to Create New Full-time Non-Union Position / Reclassify Non-Union Employee in the Senior Division / Eliminate Senior Coordinator Position

11. Approval of Phase II of Brady Lodge Restoration Project

12. Approval of Capital Improvement Plan Funding and Authorization of Solicitation of Bids for Tennis Court Reconstruction Project at Clintonwood Park

13. Approval to Purchase Laptops and Docking Stations

14. Approval of Amendment to Special Rules of Procedure for the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees

15. Approval of Wage Increase for Administrative Assistant in the Supervisor's Office

16. Approval of Reappointments for Board and Committee Members

a. Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA)

b. Planning Commission

c. Zoning Board of Appeals

There was a consensus of Township Board members present to move forward O. Communications/ Future Agenda Items / Reports before N. Board Member Comments

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Minutes: Senior Adult Activity Center Advisory Committee of November 13, 2013

2. Report: Liquor License Transfer-Lakes Grill, LLC; 6722 Dixie Hwy.

3. Report: Fiscal 2013 Actual to Budget Comments for Period Ending November 30, 2013 (Relocated as agenda item 1. under I. Presentations and Reports)

4. Report: November 10, 2013 High Five Races Back Roads Half Marathon and 10K / Clarkston State Bank Lt. Dirk Feneley provided an oral report

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Treasurer Brown, Clerk Pallotta, Trustee Aliaga, Supervisor Kittle

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 9:19 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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