Source: Sherman Publications

Independence Township
SYNOPSIS of MARCH 20, 2012 meeting

March 28, 2012

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

MARCH 20, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:05 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

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

Absent: Petterson, Rosso, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Susan Hendricks, Finance Director; Carol Gabris, Human Resources Director; Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst; Steve Ronk, Fire Chief; Julie Meredith, Library Director

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As presented

The meeting RECESSED at 6:09 PM

E. CLOSED SESSION: Union Negotiations, as permitted by MCL 15.286(c)

Trustee Rosso arrived at 6:17 PM.

The meeting RECONVENED at 7:35 PM

F. BOARD / PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: None

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: Peg Roth, DIA Installation in downtown Clarkston open to public on May 20th; Curt Carson, Water Bills on-line March 19, 2012.

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None Scheduled

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Presentation: District Library Presentation (Julie Meredith, Library Director)

2. Presentation: E-Rate Update (Julie Meredith, Library Directory)

3. Report: Superintendent’s Update (Bart Clark, Superintendent)

4. Report: CPAC Update (Joe Barnhart, Cable Access Program Manager)

Public Comment: Joe Wauldron

5. Report: Monthly Budget Update (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

6. Report: Budget Adjustments (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Request to Dispose of CPAC Assets – Approved

2. Request to Amend 2012 Board Meeting Schedule – Approved

3. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes – January 31, 2012

4. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes – February 7, 2012

5. Approval of Board of Trustees Budget Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2012

6. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Minutes – February 21, 2012

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Request to Consider Special Assessment District for Winter Maintenance of Private Roads-Thendara Park – Approved

2. Request to Renew CTS Unitel Agreement – Approved

3. Request to Approve Resolution of Intent to Utilize Tri-Part Program – Approved

The meeting RECESSED at 9:12 PM

The meeting RECONVENED at 9:21 PM

4. Request to Renew CMC Telecom Agreement – Approved

5. Request for Board Direction-Township IT Department – Approved

Public Comment: Jane Boyer

6. Request to Accept Letter of Engagement for 2011 Audit Services – Approved

Board Directive to Solicit Bids for 2012 Audit Services – Approved

7. Request to Accept Letter of Engagement for OPEB Study GRS – No Action

Board Directive to Solicit Bids for OPEB Study – Approved

8. Request to Approve Budget Amendment #3 – Approved

9. Request to Approve Agreement with My Choice Energy for Purchase of Natural Gas – Approved

10. Request to Receive Board Direction Regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request – Approved

11. Request to Establish Compensation for Supervisor’s Position Effective for the 2012 Term of Office – Postponed to the April 3, 2012 Regular General Meeting

12. Approval of the Accounts Payable Check Run and Payroll in the amount of $1,269.754.02 – Approved

Public Comment: Fred Ritter; Jeff Decker; Jane Boyer

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

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Report: February-Monthly Building Report Synopsis

2. Report: January-Monthly Report Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

3. Report: CIA Annual Report-Carlisle/Wortman

4. Communication: City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular General Meeting adjourned at 11:57 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012