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Township Board Meeting Minutes - September 7, 2010

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

September 7, 2010

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 Anderson

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Lt. Dawn Shaw-Murphy, Chesterfield Twp. Fire Department.

Motion by Uglis, seconded by DeMuynck to approve the: 4A) Agenda as submitted with an addendum to the end of the Regular Agenda as item H. 4B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of August 16, 2010. 4C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. Supervisor noted for the record that there was an emergency expenditure of $6,150.00 to Quality Lumber and Building for carpet removal and installation in the board room.4D) Approve Finance Department’s request to renew an annual service agreement for FundBalance software at a cost of $2,790.70 effective November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011. 4E) Approve Benefits Coordinator’s request to pay Gabriel, Roeder, Smith and Company to cover the annual Actuarial Equivalence Test for the Medicare Part D subsidy at a total cost of $2,250.00. 4F) Approve Clerk’s Department request to pay Municipal Code Corporation for the printing and publication of supplemental pages to the Code of Ordinances at a cost of $1,534.58. 4G) Approve Clerk’s Department request to pay Melanie Weidmeyer for the Accu-Vote Programming of the August 3, 2010 Primary at a total cost of $2,000.00. 4H) Approve Treasurer’s Department request to place the Detention Pond Special Assessments on the 2010 tax rolls. 4I) Approve Treasurer’s Department request to place the Special Lighting Special Assessments on the 2010 tax rolls.4J) Approve Police Department’s request to renew membership with the Macomb County Criminal Justice Training Center for advanced police training at a total cost of $5,520.00 effective July 1, 2010 to June 20, 2011.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to open the Public Hearing at 7:14 P.M. to hear comments on an application from T&H Grinding Company for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for Personal Property. The facility is located at 48351 North Gratiot, Chesterfield, MI 48051.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Mr. Nelson Templeton addressed the board on behalf of T&H Grinding and answered questions from the Township Board. There were no comments or questions from the public.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to close the Public Hearing at 7:18 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Ficht, seconded by Lovelock to approve an application from T&H Grinding Company for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for Personal Property for four years. The facility is located at 48351 North Gratiot, Chesterfield, MI 48051.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve a request from Genisys Credit Union for an outside grand opening event at Clear Creek Plaza, 49688 Gratiot, Chesterfield, MI 48051 pending their submission of their Business Registration form. The event would be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 8am to 1pm.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to approve a request from the Clerk’s Department to purchase twenty-five replacement memory cards for the AccuVote ballot tabulators at a cost of $6,375.00. The sole source vendor for the Midwest is Governmental Business Systems.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to approve AEW’s request to award the Municipal Building PV Solar Array, Project #0126-0957, to the low bidder Electrex Company at a total cost of $156,500.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Hartman to adopt Resolution 2010-16 accepting the provisions of the Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan specific to the Charter Township of Chesterfield. Clerk Uglis read the resolution into the record.

WHEREAS, the mission of the Charter Township of Chesterfield includes the charge to protect the health - safety, and general welfare of the people of the Charter Township of Chesterfield; and

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Chesterfield, Macomb County, Michigan is subject to flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, and other natural, technological, and human hazards; and

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Chesterfield recognizes the hazards and their affects to all people in the Charter Township of Chesterfield, Macomb County, State of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, the Macomb County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), has developed the MACOMB COUNTY HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN (the "Plan") as an official document of the County; and

WHEREAS, the Plan has been widely circulated for review by the County’s residents, municipal officials, and state, federal, and local review agencies and has been revised to reflect their concerns.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Charter Township of Chesterfield and the Township Board adopts the Macomb County Hazard Mitigation Plan (or section(s) of the Plan specific to the Charter Township of Chesterfield) as an official plan of the Charter Township of Chesterfield.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Lovelock to approve DPW’s request to solicit competitive bids to rebuild the City of Detroit’s water system connection at 24 Mile and Fairchild Roads.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Bell to adopt Resolution 2010-17 designating September 20, 2010 through September 26, 2010 as Childhood Obesity Awareness Week in Chesterfield Township. Clerk Uglis read the resolution into the record.

WHEREAS, childhood obesity has tripled in the past decade,

WHEREAS, one in three children are now considered obese or overweight, and experts estimate that by 2020, approximately 15 million U.S. children will be considered obese,

WHEREAS, at the current rate, a third to half of the children born in the 21st century will become diabetics, and

WHEREAS, in Michigan, 12 percent of middle school children and 15 percent of high school students are considered obese, and

WHEREAS, parents are encouraged to sit down with their children and teach them how to make healthier food choices, the importance of portion control and the value of exercise, and

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Chesterfield would like to recognize the efforts of such organizations as Medical Weight Loss Clinic in providing the resources and tools for Michigan Youth to make healthy food choices

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Charter Township of Chesterfield, Board of Trustees does hereby proclaim the week of September 20th, as Childhood Obesity Awareness Week in Chesterfield Township. We would like all citizens to recognize and take advantage of programs designed for and available to their children and support them in leading healthier lifestyles.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Uglis, seconded by DeMuynck to receive and file a report from the Give a Gift Foundation.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Gary Gendernalik addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to enter into closed session to consult with the Township Attorney regarding a settlement strategy in conjunction with pending arbitration proceedings with AFSCME Council 25, pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Open Meetings Act.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Entered Closed session at 7:49 p.m.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to return to Open Session at 7:53 p.m.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Lovelock to authorize the Township Attorney to proceed with the settlement of the arbitration proceedings with AFSCME Council 25, consistent with the stipulations outlined in Attorney Seibert’s confidential letter dated August 17, 2010.

Roll Call Vote:

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

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

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk
Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

CONSENT AGENDA WITH REGULAR AGENDA ADDENDUM

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO OPEN PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AN IFEC APPLICATION FROM T&H GRINDING COMPANY/APPROVED

MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE AN IFEC APPLICATION FROM T&H GRINDING COMPANY FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR FOUR YEARS/APPROVED

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE GENISYS CREDIT UNION’S REQUEST FOR AN OUTSIDE EVENT/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF TWENTY-FIVE ACCUVOTE MEMORY CARDS/APPROVED

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE AWARDING THE SOLAR ARRAY BID TO THE ELECTREX CO./APPROVED

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2010-16 ACCEPTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE MACOMB CO. HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN/ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE SOLICITATION OF BIDS TO REBUILD THE 24 MILE -FAIRCHILD RDS. WATER CONNECTION

/APPROVED

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2010-17 DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER 20 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 AS CHILDHOOD OBESITY WEEK

/ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RECEIVE AND FILE A REPORT FROM THE GIVE A GIFT FOUNDATION

/APPROVED

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY TO PROCEED WITH THE ARBITRATION SETTLEMENT WITH AFSCME COUNCIL 25

/APPROVED

 

ADJOURNMENT

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