Source: Sherman Publications

Independence Township
SYNOPSIS of the JANUARY 31, 2012 meeting

February 08, 2012

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

JANUARY 31, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:30 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

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

Absent: Rosso, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Bart Clark, Superintendent; Carol Gabris, Human Resources Director; Ken Elwert, Parks & Recreation Director; Barbara Rollin, Senior Center Coordinator; Steven P. Joppich, Secrest/Wardle; Gregg Schultz, Schultz & Young

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA as amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: Attorney-Client Privileged Legal Opinion, as permitted by 15.268(h) – FAILED

The meeting recessed at 6:32 PM

The meeting reconvened at 6:42 PM

M. PUBLIC COMMENT: Forrest Milzow

Regular Business: L-4 Selection of Superintendent – No action taken

G. PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled

H. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Proposed Senior Center Project (John Lowell, Friends of the Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center)

2. Superintendent Report (Bart Clark, Superintendent)

Motion to suspend rules - Approved

Motion to authorize funding for clerical support for the Building Department – Approved

I. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

J. CONSENT AGENDA: None

K. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes – December 20, 2011 – Approved as amended

2. Board of Trustees Regular Budget Meeting Minutes – January 10, 2012 – Approved as amended

L. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Request from James Dopriak for Sound Variance for Waterford Hills Road Racing - Approved

2. Request from Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn – Transfer of 2011 Resort Class C with Dance-Entertainment Permit - Approved

3. Appointment of Cable Access Program Manager – Approved

4. Selection of Superintendent – Removed and placed earlier on the agenda.

5. Reconvening of the Employees Benefit Resolution Committee – No action taken

6. Resolution Regarding Township’s Publication of Notices – Approved

7. Request to Change Parks and Recreations Department Name – Approved

8. Request to Approve Parks, Recreation and Seniors Advisory Committee By-Laws - Approved

Public Comment: Joette Kunse; Carolyn Morrison

9. Request to Purchase New Tractor, Parks and Recreation – Approved

10. Request to Grant Pricing Authority by Category, Parks and Recreation - Approved

11. Request to Direct the Parks and Recreation Director to Present an Annual Year- End Cost Recover Summary Report – Approved

12. Request to Authorize Change in Cost Recover Policy for 2014 Pricing – Approved

13. Request to Waive Recapture of 2009 CDBG Funds – Approved

14. Request to Authorize the Issuance of Motor Vehicle Permits – Approved

15. Request to Approve the Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $355,443.01 - Approved

F. PUBLIC COMMENT: Joette Kunse

G. CLOSED SESSION: Attorney-Client Privileged Legal Opinion, as permitted by 15.268(h)

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: Board members discussed various topics

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular General Meeting adjourned at 10:30 PM.

Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012