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Independence Township
Synopsis of January 21, 2014 meeting

January 29, 2014

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

January 21, 2014

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, Lohmeier, Ritchie, Schroeder Absent: None

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: David Belcher, Building Department Director; Susan Hendricks, Finance Director; Linda Richardson, DPW Director; Kristen Sieloff, Director of Assessing

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: None

F. BOARD/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Andrea K. Schroeder, Trustee

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled.

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Presentation: Update to Water & Sewer System Rate Study (Jon H. Wheatley, Bendzinski & Co.)

a. Acceptance of the 2013 Water and Sewer Rate Study and Approval of a Rate Increase for 2014 Sewer Services (Linda L. Richardson, DPW Director)

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Minutes of January 7, 2014

2. Approval of Payroll of January 17, 2014; and Check Run of January 16, 2014 for a Total Amount of $821,594.83

3. Approval of Budget Amendment for Building Department

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Approval to Establish Beginning Date for the Board of Review and Adoption of the Resolution for the Granting of Hardship Exemptions

2. Acceptance of the 2013 Water and Sewer Rate Study and Approval of a Rate Increase for 2014 Sewer Services– Relocated under Presentations and Reports

3. Appointment of Board and Committee Member to Assume Unexpired Term on Safety Path Advisory Committee

4. Approval to Increase Annual Wage and Associated Budget Amendment for Parks, Recreation & Seniors Director

5. Approval of Salary and Reclassification of the Deputy Treasurer Position

6. Approval of the Creation of a new Full-Time AFSCME Union Job Classification

N. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Communications: Michigan Liquor Control Commission; Transfer Ownership of SDD and SDM License for Clarkston Gas Express, Inc. – 6480 Sashabaw

2. Minutes: Water & Sewer Ad-Hoc Committee of December 16, 2013

3. Report: Fire Department Monthly Report for December 2013

O. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Comments were made by various Board Members

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 8:17 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014