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Independence Township
Synopsis of the Oct. 2, 2012 regular meeting

October 10, 2012

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

October 2, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:30 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; Joe Barnhart, Cable Access Program Manager; Randy Ford, Hubbell, Roth & Clark; Steven Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, P.C.

Appointment of Acting Chair: Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: None requested

F. BOARD / PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Bart Clark: Rotary Wine Tasting Event on November 1, 2012; Joe Wauldron: Farmer's Market; Barb Pallotta, Clerk: Mailing of Absent Voter Ballots on Friday, October 5th.

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Superintendent's Report

2. Report: Annual Report; Clarkston Public Access Television Committee

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS:

1. Request to Adopt Open Burning Policy

PUBLIC COMMENT: Michael Catana; Dan Wheeler; Sandra Boggemes; Dave Barran; Larry Brown; John Keusch; Sam Moraco; Tracy Flood

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Request to Approve Additional Expenses for Independence Television Reconstruction Project - Removed

2. Approval Minutes of Board of Trustee's Regular Budget Meeting; August 28, 2012

3. Approval Minutes of Board of Trustee's Regular Budget Meeting; September 14, 2012

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Additional Expenses for Independence Television Reconstruction Project Removed

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Approval of 1st Reading of Proposed Fireworks Ordinance

2. Approval Official Payments Service Agreement: Agenda Addition

3. Approval of Tri-Party Program Agreement for Installation of Traffic Signal Light at Flemings Lake and Sashabaw Roads

4. Request to Approve 2012 Cemetery Rates: Carryover item to October 9, 2012 Regular Budget Meeting

5. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run and Payroll in the Amount of $830,177.82

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

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: Park, Recreation & Seniors Advisor Committee Minutes of July 19, 2012

2. Report: Annual Report; Clarkston Public Access Television Committee

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular General Meeting adjourned at 9:43 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012