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Township Board Meeting Minutes - July 5, 2011

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

July 5, 2011

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: DeMuynck, Ficht

Excused: Trustee: Bell

Also Present: Deputy Clerk Wurmlinger, Township Attorney Seibert

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve the: 4A) Agenda as submitted. 4B) Approve the minutes of the Study Session Board Meeting of June 15, 2011 and the Regular Board Meeting of June 20, 2011. 4C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 4D) Approve Code Enforcement’s request to seek in Circuit Court authorization to demolish the buildings at 56770 Burdon, Chesterfield, MI 48047.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Uglis, seconded by DeMuynck to open the Public Hearing at 7:03 P.M. to hear comments concerning the estimate of cost and expense of providing Police protection as determined by the Township Board and also on the distribution of the existing Special Assessment Levy for said Police protection as approved by the voters in 1996.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Robert Adair Sr., Lou Nigro, Marianne Tear, Tom Yashen, Bill Benenati, John Peters, Cindy Gadford, Darren Green and Joe Miller addressed the board.

Clerk Uglis stated under public comments that correspondences protesting the Special Assessment Levy were received from Rosemary T. Young, Thomas Guastello and Joseph S. Hayost.

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to close the Public Hearing at 7:49 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Lovelock to approve the 2012 Police Budget.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: DeMuynck, Lovelock, Hartman, Ficht, Uglis

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Hartman to deny items B and C together authorizing the Township Supervisor to sign the Letter of Understanding with the POLC-Detectives, Patrol Officers and Dispatchers as it relates to uniforms and their cellular phone allowance, and the Police Department’s request approving the revisions made to Police Department SOP for Internal Investigations, Independent Alcohol Testing, Bail Bondsmen, Smoke and Tobacco Use and Cellular Phones and to print same for distribution to all personnel. (Both items were postponed from June 6, 2011.)

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Lovelock, Hartman, Uglis, Ficht, DeMuynck

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to adopt ordinance amendment 110-98 to amend section 76-331, provisions applicable to agricultural and residential districts for Accessory Buildings. (Summary: An ordinance amending the Charter Township of Chesterfield Code of Ordinances, by amending Article IX, Agricultural and Residential Districts, for Accessory Buildings. The purpose of this Amendment is to provide regulation of accessory buildings and repealing any and all Ordinances and/or resolutions in conflict to wit.)

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Lovelock, Ficht, DeMuynck, Hartman, Uglis

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve theTechnology Committee’s request to renew the Township’s Computer Service Contract with HI Tech for a total cost of $34,277.40 effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Uglis, seconded by Hartman to approve the Finance Department’s request to contract with Gabriel, Roeder, Smith and Company to prepare an actuarial evaluation of the retiree health care benefits for the Township’s Retiree Health Care Plan at a cost of $7,080.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to approve the Fillin’ Station Bar and Grill’s request for an outdoor party with tents at 49434 Gratiot, Chesterfield, MI 48051 on Saturday July 30, 2011 from 10am to 10pm.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Uglis to adopt Resolution 2011-09 approving an increase in Water and Sewer Rates. Water rates will increase from $3.18 to $3.57 per one thousand gallons and from $3.26 to $3.65 per one thousand gallons for second meters. Sanitary Sewer rates will increase from $4.24 to $4.75 per thousand gallons.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Lovelock, Uglis, Ficht, DeMuynck, Hartman

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to adopt Resolution 2011-10 approving Suburban Sewage Rates.

Roll Call Vote:

Ayes: Lovelock, DeMuynck, Ficht, Hartman, Uglis

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to approve the Police Department’s request to accept a Justice Assistance Grant for $15,475.00 and apply this money to the cost of fire suppression and battery back-up upgrades during the renovations to the Radio Room.

Lou Nigro, Tom Yaschen, Joe Miller, Marianne Tear and Bill Benenati addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

CONSENT AGENDA

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APPROVED

MOTION TO OPEN PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING COST AND EXPENSE OF POLICE PROTECTION AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE EXISTING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LEVY FOR POLICE PROTECTION /APPROVED

MOTION TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2012 POLICE BUDGET/APPROVED

 

 

 

 MOTION TO DENY AGENDA ITEMS B AND C TOGETHER (POSTPONED FROM JUNE 6, 2011) REGARDING THE LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING FOR UNIFORM AND CELL PHONE ALLOWANCES TO POLC AND FIVE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE REVISIONS

/APPROVED

MOTION TO ADOPT ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 110-98, AGRICULTURAL AND RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY BUILDINGS/ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE TOWNSHIP’S COMPUTER SERVICE CONTRACT WITH HI TECH THROUGH JUNE 30, 2010/APPROVED

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE A CONTRACT WITH GABRIEL, ROEDER, SMITH AND CO. FOR AN ACTUARIAL EVALUATION OF THE TOWNSHIP’S RETIREE HEALTH CARE PLAN/APPROVED

MOTION TO APPROVE AN OUTDOOR PARTY WITH TENTS FOR THE FILLIN’ STATION BAR AND GRILL

/APPROVED

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2011-09 TO INCREASE THE WATER AND SEWER RATES/ADOPTED

 

 

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2011-10 APPROVING SUBURBAN SEWAGE RATES/ADOPTED

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE POLICE DEPT.’S REQUEST TO ACCEPT A JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT

/APPROVED

PUBLIC COMMENT

ADJOURNMENT

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