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Independence Township
SYNOPSIS of MARCH 20, 2012 meeting

March 28, 2012

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

MARCH 20, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:05 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

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

Absent: Petterson, Rosso, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Susan Hendricks, Finance Director; Carol Gabris, Human Resources Director; Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst; Steve Ronk, Fire Chief; Julie Meredith, Library Director

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As presented

The meeting RECESSED at 6:09 PM

E. CLOSED SESSION: Union Negotiations, as permitted by MCL 15.286(c)

Trustee Rosso arrived at 6:17 PM.

The meeting RECONVENED at 7:35 PM

F. BOARD / PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: None

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: Peg Roth, DIA Installation in downtown Clarkston open to public on May 20th; Curt Carson, Water Bills on-line March 19, 2012.

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None Scheduled

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Presentation: District Library Presentation (Julie Meredith, Library Director)

2. Presentation: E-Rate Update (Julie Meredith, Library Directory)

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

4. Report: CPAC Update (Joe Barnhart, Cable Access Program Manager)

Public Comment: Joe Wauldron

5. Report: Monthly Budget Update (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

6. Report: Budget Adjustments (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Request to Dispose of CPAC Assets Approved

2. Request to Amend 2012 Board Meeting Schedule Approved

3. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes January 31, 2012

4. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes February 7, 2012

5. Approval of Board of Trustees Budget Meeting Minutes February 14, 2012

6. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes February 21, 2012

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Request to Consider Special Assessment District for Winter Maintenance of Private Roads-Thendara Park Approved

2. Request to Renew CTS Unitel Agreement Approved

3. Request to Approve Resolution of Intent to Utilize Tri-Part Program Approved

The meeting RECESSED at 9:12 PM

The meeting RECONVENED at 9:21 PM

4. Request to Renew CMC Telecom Agreement Approved

5. Request for Board Direction-Township IT Department Approved

Public Comment: Jane Boyer

6. Request to Accept Letter of Engagement for 2011 Audit Services Approved

Board Directive to Solicit Bids for 2012 Audit Services Approved

7. Request to Accept Letter of Engagement for OPEB Study GRS No Action

Board Directive to Solicit Bids for OPEB Study Approved

8. Request to Approve Budget Amendment #3 Approved

9. Request to Approve Agreement with My Choice Energy for Purchase of Natural Gas Approved

10. Request to Receive Board Direction Regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Approved

11. Request to Establish Compensation for Supervisor's Position Effective for the 2012 Term of Office Postponed to the April 3, 2012 Regular General Meeting

12. Approval of the Accounts Payable Check Run and Payroll in the amount of $1,269.754.02 Approved

Public Comment: Fred Ritter; Jeff Decker; Jane Boyer

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Board members discussed various topics.

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: February-Monthly Building Report Synopsis

2. Report: January-Monthly Report Oakland County Sheriff's Office

3. Report: CIA Annual Report-Carlisle/Wortman

4. Communication: City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular General Meeting adjourned at 11:57 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012