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Township Board Meeting Minutes - December 21, 2009

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

December 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, Finance Director Victoria Bauer, Deputy Treasurer Ellen Clark

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Kaitlyn Ditto.

Supervisor Lovelock asked Clerk Uglis to read into the record the Township Proclamation honoring Kaitlyn Ditto.

WHEREAS, on the evening of November 26, 2009 Kaitlyn Ditto a 16 year old young lady saved the life of her 80 year old grandfather;

During Thanksgiving Dinner Mr. Frank Rutkowski had begun to cough at the dinner table and left to go into the rest room, after a few minutes his daughter went in

to check on him and found him slumped over with his eyes fixated and no response.

One member of the family dialed 911 another member of the family ran across the street to the Chesterfield Fire Department for help. Mr. Rutkowski had begun to turn blue and had no pulse. At that time Kaitlyn calmly took over the scene from her mother.

WHEREAS, Kaitlyn Ditto began to administer the back hand thrust and managed to dislodge the object that was in Mr. Rutkowski throat. He finally took his first breath. When Lt. John Houlihan and Fire fighter Jim Schafer Jr. arrived and they began giving him Oxygen.

WHEREAS, Mr. Rutkowski was taken to the hospital and later released and is doing fine thanks to his granddaughter Kaitlyn Ditto.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Charter Township of Chesterfield, Macomb County, Michigan, Board of Trustees, does hereby honor Kaitlyn Ditto for her courage to stay calm and save a life without hesitation. You truly are someone’s Angel.

At this time the Chesterfield Fire Department and Firefighter Union Local 4011 presented Kaitlyn a Life Savers plaque in recognition of her action on November 26, 2009.

Supervisor Lovelock requested that the record reflect the change in the Agenda’s Order and requested that the Township Board approve of this change so that Kaitlyn Ditto could be appropriately recognized for her lifesaving actions. He also asked that the Parks and Recreation Department’s presentation of the 2009 Holiday House

Decorating Contest winners be moved ahead of the Consent Agenda. The Board agreed to these changes by voice affirmation.

Parks and Recreation Commission Chairperson Alan Christ announced the winners of the 2009 Holiday House Decorating Contest and presented them with their prizes. Mr. and Mrs. Vigneau, Tony McPherson Award; Rich Bove, Commissioner’s Award; Mr, and Mrs. Tocco, Luminary Award; Mr. and Mrs. Vogt, Mrs. Clause Award; Mr, and Mrs. Boren, Elves Award; Troy VanHee, Noel Award.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION TO KAITLYN DITTO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGE IN AGENDA’S ORDER

 

 

 

PRESENTATION OF 2009 HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to approve the: 4A) Agenda as submitted and remove item 4E) from the consent agenda and add it to the regular agenda as item H. 4B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 7, 2009. 4C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 4D) Approve the 2010 Township Regular Meeting Calendar. 4F) Approve Police Department’s request to have revisions made to Standard Operating Procedures #04-3.102, Sick Leave and On-Duty Injury Reporting, and to print same for distribution to all personnel. 4G) Approve Police Department’s request to hire Kenneth Forgiel to design and supervise the heating and cooling project for the Police Department’s Dispatch and Server Rooms at a cost of $4,500.00. 4H) Approve DPW’s request to purchase materials, contract for an Insurance Inspection and transfer funds to install the donated playscapes at the Township Offices, Pollard Park, and Brandenburg Park at a cost of $26,376.89. 4I) Approve DPW’s request to purchase a Muller E-5 Tapping Machine from Michigan Pipe and Valve at a cost of $1,075.17.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve a resolution for a Charitable Gaming License to be issued to Vipers Fastpitch.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by Ficht, seconded by Hartman to approve request from the Finance Department to have the Township Supervisor sign the Engagement Letter and Professional Services Agreement with Plante and Moran to perform yearly audits for the years ending December 31, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve the Macomb Intermediate School District request to have the Township collect 100% of their 2010 Summer tax levy to include debt services, pursuant to and in compliance with P.A. 333 of 1982.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by DeMuynck to approve the Anchor Bay Board of Education request to have the Township collect 50% of their 2010 Summer tax levy to include debt services, pursuant to and in compliance with P.A. 333 of 1982.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Ficht, seconded by DeMuynck to approve the L’Anse Creuse Public School District request to have the Township collect 100% of their 2010 Summer tax levy to include debt services, pursuant to and in compliance with P.A. 333 of 1982.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Uglis to approve the New Haven Public School District request to have the Township collect 50% of their 2010 Summer tax levy to include debt services, pursuant to and in compliance with P.A. 333 of 1982.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve the Macomb Community College request to have the Township collect 100% of their 2010 Summer tax levy to include debt services, pursuant to and in compliance with P.A. 333 of 1982.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to approve the purchase of two lawn mowers from, the lowest bidder, Greenia’s Power at a cost of $11,757.76. This price includes the trade-in of two lawn mowers.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Tom Rowley, Tracy Antrikin and Joe Miller addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to enter into closed session pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Open Meetings Act to review the report submitted by Assistant Assessor regarding the status of her Level IV certification.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Entered Closed session at 7:42 p.m.

Motion by Uglis, seconded by Ficht to return to Open Session at 9:40 p.m.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Hartman to take no action at this time. Supervisor Lovelock wanted it noted for the record that discussion in closed session included that a written reply within two weeks from Ms. Bruci on a full and complete response from the state on where she is with her narrative for her Level IV certification. This written response is to be available at the January 4, 2010 Township Board meeting. Trustee Hartman also wanted it noted for the record and to amend the motion that a Level IV certification for Ms. Bruci is required for her job. The Amendment was accepted by Mr. Lovelock

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to adjourn the meeting at 9:46 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk
Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION FOR A GAMING LICENSE TO VIPERS FASTPITCH

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH PLANTE AND MORAN TO PERFORM YEARLY AUDITS THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2013/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO COLLECT 2010 SUMMER TAXES FOR MACOMB INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT /APPROVED

 

 

MOTION TO COLLECT 2010 SUMMER TAXES FOR ANCHOR BAY BOARD OF EDUCATION /APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO COLLECT 2010 SUMMER TAXES FOR L’ANSE CREUSE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT /APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO COLLECT 2010 SUMMER TAXES FOR NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT /APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO COLLECT 2010 SUMMER TAXES FOR MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE /APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO PURCHASE TWO LAWN MOWERS FROM GREENIA’S POWER/APPROVED

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

 

MOTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO TAKE NO ACTION AT THIS TIME BUT DIRECT MS. BRUCI TO SUPPLY A WRITTEN NARRATIVE TO THE BOARD ON HER LEVEL IV CERTIFICATION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

 

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