SYNOPSIS of November 10, 2009 meeting
November 25, 2009 - CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OXFORD
COUNTY OF OAKLAND MICHIGAN
Of the Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Oxford Board of Trustees held on November 10, 2009 at the Oxford Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
PRESENT: Supervisor Dunn, Clerk Wright, Treasurer Ferrari, Trustee Bellairs, Trustee Cryderman, Trustee Spisz.
ABSENT: Trustee Bunting.
The following actions were taken:
•Approved the agenda as amended.
•Approved the Consent Agenda as amended.
•Opened the Public Hearing to discuss CDBG funding for 2010.
•Closed the Public Hearing to discuss CDBG funding for 2010.
•Allocated 2010 CDBG funds as follows:
$23,502.00 for mobile home minor home repair servicing residents in Lake Villa and Parkhurst;
$7,571.00 to provide residents with emergency food, utility, rent/mortgage, medical and educational assistance;
$2,500.00 to HAVEN to provide emergency shelter, crisis lines, advocacy, counseling programs, etc for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
•Adopted Ordinance No. 107A.004, an Ordinance to amend the Sewer Operational Ordinance, Collection of Rates and Charges.
•Adopted the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
•Approved consideration of Fire Department employees as Township employees and on the same health care plan and renewal cycle as other Township employees.
•Approved renewal of the benefit plan beginning January 1, 2010 with BC/BS Plan 12 with deductibles and office co-pays paid through a Health Reimbursement Arrangement funded by Oxford Township, to renew the dental coverage with a BC/BS Plan 6 and the vision coverage with Vision Services Plan and to renew the Oxford Fire Department plan with same.
•Determined that health care benefits will be reviewed on an annual basis.
•Adopted the Oxford Township Parks and Recreation Master Plan, with appropriate grammatical changes, and the accompanying Resolution as presented.
•Authorized Trustees Spisz, Bunting and Cryderman to sit down with the two Village Council representatives to possibly negotiate another settlement for the OPFEC litigation.
•Directed the Planning Commission to begin the Zoning Plan and to form a Subcommittee on Economic Development and return with a proposal to the Township Board.
•Approved waiving of the bidding process to enter into a three-year (3) contract agreement with BAM Lawn Care to provide cemetery maintenance at the Burdick Street Cemetery (north and south sides), the North Oxford Cemetery and the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and to authorize Supervisor Dunn to negotiate a contract price.
•Approved entering into a three-year (3) contract with BAM Lawn Care to provide cemetery maintenance at the Burdick Street Cemetery (north and south sides), the North Oxford Cemetery and the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at the following rates:
2010 $47,500.00/year; monthly rate of $3,958.33
2011 $48,500.00/year; monthly rate of $4,041.67
2012 $49,500.00/year; monthly rate of $4,125.00
•Awarded the Emergency Services Bid for 2009 Community Development Block Grant Funds in the amount of $5,072.00 to Oxford/Orion FISH.
•Authorized the Community Development Block Grant Coordinator to publish a reallocation hearing for 2009 CDBG from Vet's hall repair to minor home repairs.
•Approved obtaining bids for the replacement of three Vet's Hall doors with universally accessible doors, and to allow the Clerk and Supervisor to accept the lowest qualified bid.
•Approved the Consultant Bills, with the exception of Giffels-Webster Engineers, Inc. Invoice #099164.
•Meeting was adjourned at 10:01 pm.
Curtis W. Wright
Oxford Township Clerk
300 Dunlap Road
P.O. Box 3
Oxford, MI 48371
248-628-9787, ext. 5
Publish: Oxford Leader: November 25, 2009