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Independence Township
Synopsis of March 4, 2014 meeting

March 12, 2014

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

March 4, 2014

A. A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:02 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: David Belcher, Building Department Director; Lt. Dirk Feneley, Oakland County Sheriff's Department; Bruce Harbin, Fire Marshall; Susan Hendricks, Finance Director; Mitch Petterson, Deputy Fire Chief; Linda L. Richardson, DPW Director; Steve Ronk, Fire Chief; Steven P. Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, PC; Jon H. Wheatley, Bendzinski & Co., Municipal Finance Advisors

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: None

F. BOARD/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Linda Richardson, DPW Director; Trustee Aliaga, Trustee Schroeder

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: Mark Petterson, Paul Workman, Robert Namowicz

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled.

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Report: 1st Reading of Amendment to Chapter 18; "Environment" Article IV Wetlands and Watercourses (Steven P. Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz & Joppich, PC and Richard Carlisle, Carlisle / Wortman Associates, Inc.)

The meeting RECESSED at 8:39 PM

The meeting RECONVENED at 8:55 PM

2. Presentation: Water System Rates (Jon H. Wheatley, Bendzinski & Co., Municipal Finance Advisors

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Minutes of February 18, 2014

2. Approval of Payroll of February 28, 2014; and Check Run of February 25, 2014 for a Total Amount of $1,189,228.86

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Acceptance of Proposal for Professional Services to Develop Plans, Specifications and Bid Documents for Cleaning and Televising of the Township's Sanitary Sewer System

2. Postponement of the 1st Reading of Amendment to Chapter 18; "Environment" Article IV Wetlands and Watercourses

3. Approval of Increase in Water Rates

4. Approval of Delegation of Authority Agreement for Inspections of Consumer Fireworks Retail Locations

5. Reappointment of Board and Committee Planning Commission Representative Member to the Zoning Board of Appeals

6. Reinstatement of Budget Analyst Position; Approval of Employment Agreement and Budget Amendment

N. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: Sheriff's Department Monthly Report for January 2014

O. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Supervisor Kittle

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 9:52 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014