Source: Sherman Publications

Independence Township
Synopsis June 19, 2012

June 27, 2012

SYNOPSIS

TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE

June 19, 2012

A. A Regular General Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:34 PM at the Independence Township Hall.

B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

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

Absent: Petterson, Wagner

There was a quorum present.

Also Present: Bart Clark, Superintendent; Mitch Petterson, Acting Fire Chief; Carol Gabris, Human Resources Director; Dave Belcher, Building, Planning & Zoning Director; Julie Meredith, Library Director; Steven Joppich, Johnson, Rosati, Schultz and Joppich

Appointment of Acting Chair - Approved

D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as amended

E. CLOSED SESSION: None scheduled

F. BOARD / PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Curt Carson, Treasurer; Larry Rosso, Trustee; Barbara Pallotta, Clerk

G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

H. PUBLIC HEARING: None

I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS:

1. Introduction of Lt. Mark Gardner as Independence Township’s New Command Officer

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

J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None

1. Approval of First Reading to Amend Chapter 20, Fire Prevention and Protection, Article III, Open Burning

2. No action taken on Proposed Ordinance or Resolution Prohibiting the Sale, Distribution or Possession of Synthetic Intoxicants

K. CONSENT AGENDA:

1. Approval of 2011 CDBG Contract with Springfield Township

2. Approval of Budget Amendment for Repairs to Spray Park Pumps

3. Approval of Budget Amendment #8; Part 2 for Fire and General Fund

4. Approval to Implement On-Line Payment Program for Water & Sewer Users

5. Authorization of Fireworks Display for Independence Township

6. Authorization of Fireworks Display for Lake Oakland

7. Approval of Board of Trustees Regular General Meeting Minutes of May 15, 2012

L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None

M. REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Removed: Request to Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement between Independence Township and IAFF; and MERS Appendix

2. Approval of Transition of Mitch Petterson and Gary Sharp from Staff Captains to Deputy Fire Chief

3. Approval of Request to Replace Rescue/Extrication Tools for Fire Department

4. Approval of Reorganization of Building Department

5. Approval of Internal and External Job Posting for the Building Department

6. No Action Taken on Request to Prepare RFP’s for Library Maintenance Work

7. Reconsideration of Approval of Ballot Language for August 2012 Primary Election

8. Approval of Amendments to Independence Township Code of Ordinances

9. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run and Payroll in the Amount of $782,119.85

10. Consensus of Process for Selecting Library Board

N. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: None

O. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS:

1. Communication: Letter of Appreciation from Clarkston Renaissance High School to Independence Township Studio

2. Report: Addition of Pay Cards as Payroll Receipt Option (Curt Carson, Treasurer)

2. Report: Budget Adjustment #3 (Rick Yaeger, Budget Analyst)

3. Report: Monthly

4. Report: DPW Projects Update

5. Safety Path Advisory Committee Minutes – April 11, 2012

P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular General Meeting adjourned at 11:44 PM.Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC

Township Clerk

Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012