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Township Board Meeting Minutes - February 22, 2011

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

February 22, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Lovelock at 7:03 p.m. in the Charter Township of Chesterfield Municipal Offices at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047.

Present: Supervisor Lovelock, Clerk Uglis, Treasurer Hartman

Trustee: Printz

Also Present: Deputy Clerk Wurmlinger, Township Attorney Anderson

Excused: Trustees: Bell, DeMuynck, Ficht

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Sgt. Ken Franks.

Motion by Printz, seconded by Uglis to adopt resolution 2011-04 honoring the life of K-9 Officer Chaos. Clerk Uglis read the resolution into the record:

WHEREAS, K-9 Officer Chaos, who was born in Czechoslovakia in 2001, was a certified Patrol Dog with the International Police Working Dog Association.

WHEREAS, on July 7, 2002, at sixteen months old, K-9 Officer Chaos was sworn in as one of two canine officers to serve as a member of the Chesterfield Township Police Department under the supervision of handler Sergeant Kenneth Franks.

WHEREAS, after numerous hours of training K-9 Officer Chaos went into full time mode as one of the newest members of the Chesterfield Police Department serving in the capacity of a bomb sniffing expert and full-service canine.

WHEREAS, during his years with the Chesterfield Police Department, K-9 Officer Chaos has been utilized in over 400 calls and directly involved in the arrest of over 70 people including assisting in the arrest of four robbery suspects after tracking them for over four miles; and on many occasions because of his presence alone has stopped minor incidents from turning into something major.

WHEREAS, on December 31, 2010, K-9 Officer Chaos retired from the Chesterfield Police Department after serving the community of Chesterfield for eight honorable years.

WHEREAS, on January 8, 2011 after a very brief battle with an aggressive form of bone cancer retired K-9 Officer Chaos was laid to rest.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Chesterfield, Macomb County, Michigan to honor the memory of K-9 Officer Chaos for his commitment to the residents of Chesterfield Township and that he will be greatly missed by all those lives he has touched.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Printz, Uglis, Hartman, Lovelock

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Clerk Uglis, Firefighter Antrikin and Mr. Ken Wilcox representing the Blair Meadows Homeowners Association presented Sgt. Franks, Chaos’ handler, plaques honoring the service of Chaos. Chief Smith presented Sgt. Franks with Chaos’ retired badge. Supervisor Lovelock wanted it noted for the record that the video presentation was done by Officer Chris Swanson.

Motion by Uglis, seconded by Printz to approve the: 5A) Agenda with an addendum and removing item 5D) from the consent agenda and adding to the regular agenda as item 7D). 5B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 7, 2011. 5C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 5D) Approve the Anchor Bay Rotary’s request to use the Township Municipal Grounds, Senior Center, and restroom facilities on Saturday August 20, 2011 for their 3rd Annual Fun Run. 5F) Approve the Police Department’s request for revisions to the Police Department‘s SOP for Car Audio/Visual Recordings and to print same for distribution to all personnel. 5G) Approve the DPW’s request to pay Pamar Enterprises Inc. $5,186.64 for the installation of the Senior Pedestrian Bridge. 5H) Approve setting a Public Hearing for March 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. on an application to transfer an existing Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (IFEC) # 2006-236 for Olson Carbide Inc. located at 25225 Terra Industrial Dr., Chesterfield, MI 48051. 5I) Approve setting a Public Hearing for March 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. on an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (IFEC) for personal property submitted by Pro-Weld Inc. located at 50625 Richard W. Blvd., Chesterfield, MI 48051. 5J) Approve setting a Public Hearing for March 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. on an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate (IFEC) for real and personal property submitted by Off Site Manufacturing Technologies Inc. located at 50350 E. Russell Schmidt Blvd., Chesterfield, MI 48051. 5K) Approve the Police Department’s request to enter into a contract with MedStar Ambulance for suspect alcohol/drug blood draws.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Hartman to open the Public Hearing to hear comments from citizens concerning Community Development and Housing needs (Community Development Block Grants) as required by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended at 7:28 P.M.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Printz, Hartman, Lovelock, Uglis

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

The following individuals addressed the board:

Tim Stockard-Hope Center

Paddy Laske-CARE

Kathy Goodrich-Macomb County Warming Center

Cathy Gordon- Care House

Joe Miller

Motion by Uglis, seconded by Printz to close the Public Hearing at 7:54 P.M.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Uglis, Printz, Hartman, Lovelock

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Hartman to allocate funds from the 2011 Community Development Block Grant as follows:

Chesterfield Township senior Roof Repair-$65,685.00

Senior Programming-$3,000.00

Fund Administration-$2,000.00

CARE-$1,000.00

Care House-$2,000.00

MCREST-$1,300.00

Macomb County Warming Center-$1,000.00

Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan-$600.00

Turning Point-$2,000.00

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lovelock, Hartman, Uglis, Printz

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Uglis to approve the Police Department’s request to purchase and outfit three patrol cars, an SUV and a detective car at a total cost of $129,517.00. The patrol cars and SUV will be purchased per the 2011 Macomb County Contract Bid from Signature Ford and the detective car from Shaheen Chevrolet per the State of Michigan Contract.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Hartman to approve the DPW’s request to purchase two GMC pick-up trucks at a total cost of $43,140.00. The trucks will be purchased per the Oakland County Contract Bid from Red Holman Pontiac-GMC.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Printz to adopt Resolution 2011-03, as adopted by the Chesterfield Township Election Commission, consolidating precincts at six polling locations for the 2011 School Elections. Clerk Uglis read the resolution into the record:

WHEREAS, Election law allows that any voting precincts with less then 2,999 registered voters may be consolidated, and;

WHEREAS, there are five polling locations with 2 precincts located within the same building and meet the criteria for consolidation of those precincts, and;

WHEREAS, the Charter Township of Chesterfield has and does continue to experience voter turnout of less then 20% for school elections, and;

WHEREAS, on February 14th, 2010, the Election Commission voted unanimously to consolidate Precincts 2 and 10, Anchor Bay Middle School South, Precincts 4 and 12, Carkenord Elementary School, Precincts 7 and 14, Great Oaks Elementary School, Precincts 11 and 16, Chesterfield Municipal Building, and Precincts 13 and 18, Higgins Elementary School, and;

WHEREAS, this consolidation will save L’Anse Creuse Public Schools at least $2,100.00 and Anchor Bay School District at least $1,200.00 in direct cost.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the current 20 precincts in the Charter Township of Chesterfield be consolidated into 15 precincts and voting locations for the May 3rd, 2011 School Election only.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Director of Elections for Macomb County.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lovelock, Printz, Uglis, Hartman

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Hartman to hire Mr. Dean Babb for the level IV part-time position in the Assessing Department.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Lou Nigro, Tom Dunn, Joe Miller, Glenn Quick and Jim O’Connor addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Printz to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk

Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2011-04 HONORING K-9 OFFICER CHAOS

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 PRESENTATION OF PLAQUES HONORING CHAOS AND THE RETIRED BADGE (POSTHUMOUSLY) OF K-9 OFFICER CHAOS.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED ALLOCATIONS FOR THE 2011 CDBG FUNDS/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED ALLOCATIONS FOR THE 2011 CDBG FUNDS/APPROVED

MOTION TO

ALLOCATE 2011

CDBG FUNDS

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF POLICE VEHICLES

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF DPW TRUCKS

/APPROVED

 

 MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2011-03 CONSOLIDATING PRECINCTS FOR THE 2011 SCHOOL ELECTION/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO HIRE DEAN BABB AS A PART-TIME LEVEL IV ASSESSOR

/APPROVED

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

ADJOURNMENT

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