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Township Board Meeting Minutes - September 21, 2009

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

September 21, 2009

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lovelock at 7:00 p.m. in the Charter Township of Chesterfield Municipal Offices at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047.

Present: Supervisor Lovelock, Clerk Uglis, Treasurer Hartman

Trustees: Bell, DeMuynck, Ficht, Printz

Also Present: Deputy Clerk Wurmlinger, Township Attorney Seibert

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Boy Scout Troop 97, Arctic Fox Patrol.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to approve the: 4A) Agenda with an addendum to the regular agenda, Item F, Approve the highest sealed bid for the purchase of the Township property located in the Heatherwoods Subdivision. Also remove item 4I) from the consent agenda and add it to the regular agenda. 4B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 8, 2009. 4C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 4D) Approve the Gratiot Avenue Corridor Improvement Plan as reviewed by the Planning Commission on August 11, 2009 and authorize its inclusion in the Master Plan. 4E) Approve the Supervisor’s recommendation to appointment Marilyn F. Sypolt to the Beautification Committee with her term expiring July 3, 2011. 4F) Approve the Supervisor’s recommendation to reappointment Marvin Stepnak and Carl Leonard to the Zoning Board of Appeals with their terms expiring September 9, 2012. 4G) Approve Supervisor’s request to have all Township Building windows cleaned, inside and outside, by the lowest bidder, Tri-County Window Cleaning at a cost of $1,176.00. 4H) Approve Technology Committee request to renew the Internet Threat and Email Security Threat Software for 36 months from the lowest bidder, Hi-Tech at a cost of $9,000.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Hartman, seconded by DeMuynck to approve the renewal of the annual CARE’S WorkLife Solutions contract for employee assistance services at a cost of $4,410.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by Uglis, seconded by DeMuynck to approve the Fire Department’s request to purchase an Emergency Equipment Trailer from the lowest bidder, J.C.L. Trailer at a cost of $6,440.00; to have it lettered by the lowest bidder, GT Graphics at a cost of $600.00 and have it retrofitted at a cost of $1,500.00. Total cost is $8,540.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve the Fire Department’s request to purchase an Emergency Scene Lighting Tower from the lowest bidder, Time Emergency at a cost of $13,200.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Ficht, seconded by Hartman to approve the Fire Department’s request to purchase Rapid Intervention Team Equipment and Thermal Imaging Cameras from the lowest bidder Douglas Safety Systems at a cost of $44,379.75.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

Motion by Printz, seconded by DeMuynck to postpone until October 5, 2009 the Fire Department’s request to approve the repair of the front apron concrete at Station #1, 22001 22 Mile Rd. to the second lowest bidder, Center Point Building Department at a cost of $49,921.47.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by Ficht, seconded by DeMuynck to accept the bid of $106,552.00 from Paul Bishop for the township property in the Heatherwoods Subdivision.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Printz to renew the annual SEMCOG membership at the cost of $5,256.00. No second. Motion died for lack of support.

 

 

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Uglis to discontinue the Township’s SEMCOG membership.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Carl Leonard, Bernie Benso, and Marvin Stepnak addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to enter into closed session pursuant to Section 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act to conduct a discussion regarding strategy and negotiation sessions.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: DeMuynck, Printz, Hartman, Lovelock, Uglis, Bell, Ficht

Nays: None

Entered Closed Session at 7:23 P.M.

MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to return to Open Session at 7:54 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Hartman to direct the Police Chief to proceed consistent with closed session discussion.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

CONSENT AGENDA

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE ANNUAL CONTRACT WITH CARE FOR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE SERVICES/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF AN EQUIPMENT TRAILER FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

/APPROVED

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A LIGHTING TOWER FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

/APPROVED

 MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF INTERVENTION EQUIPMENT AND THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO POSTPONE UNTIL 10/5/09 THE REQUEST TO REPAIR CONCRETE AT FIRE STATION #1

/APPROVED

 

 

MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BID FOR THE TOWNSHIP PROPERTY IN THE HEATHERWOODS SUBDIVISION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RENEW ANNUAL SEMCOG MEMBERSHIP/NO ACTION TAKEN

 

 

MOTION TO DISCONTINUE SEMCOG MEMBERSHIP

/APPROVED

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

MOTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

/APPROVED

 

MOTION TO DIRECT POLICE CHIEF TO PROCEED WITH ITEM DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 Janice M. Uglis, Clerk
Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

 

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