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Independence Township
Synopsis of the March 18, 2014 meeting

March 26, 2014

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

March 18, 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: Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Ritchie, Schroeder (Arrived at 7:01)

Absent: Kittle, Lohmeier

There was a quorum present.

Appointment of Clerk Barbara A. Pallotta as Acting Chair.

Also Present: Ken Elwert, Parks, Recreation & Seniors, Director; Marilyn Pomeroy, Clarkston Independence District Library Board President, Julie Meredith, Clarkston Independence District Library Director

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: No action taken.

E. CLOSED SESSION: None

F. BOARD/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Trustee Aliaga

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

H. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Public Hearing #1 Avington Park Special Assessment District (SAD) Road Improvements (Paul A. Brown, Treasurer)

Public Hearing Opened at 7:04 PM

Ralph R. Safford spoke in opposition on behalf of Clarkston Holdings, LLC

Public Hearing Closed at 7:08 PM

2. Reprogramming of Unused 2011 and 2013 Community Development Block Grant Funds (Ken Elwert, Parks, Recreation & Seniors Director)

Public Hearing Opened at 7:12 PM

No public was present to comment

Public Hearing Closed at 7:12 PM

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Presentation: Clarkston Independence District Library Update (Marilyn Pomeroy, Library Board President)

2. Report: Planning Commission Update (Ronald Ritchie, Trustee)

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Minutes of March 4, 2014

2. Approval of Payroll of March 14, 2014; and Check Run of March 12, 2014 for a Total Amount of $522,494.25

3. Approval of Budget Amendment for Parks Division 2014 FY Budget (Ken Elwert, Parks, Recreation & Seniors Director)

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Approval of Request to Reprogram Unused 2011 and 2013 Community Development Block Grant to Funds (Ken Elwert, Parks, Recreation & Seniors Director)

N. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Minutes: Video Center Board of December 18, 2013 and January 22, 2014

2. Minutes: Safety Path Advisory Committee of January 8, 2014

3. Future Agenda Item: Establishment of a Residential Road Improvement Incentive Policy

4. Report: Building Department Monthly Report for February 2014

5. Report: Charter Township of Independence Investment Analysis for Quarters Ending June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013

6. Report: Monthly Actual to Budget Financial Update-February, 2014

O. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: None

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 8:04 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014