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Township Board Meeting Minutes - February 17, 2009

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

February 17, 2009

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

Present: Supervisor Lovelock, Clerk Uglis, Treasurer Hartman

Trustees: Bell, Ficht, Printz

Excused: Trustee: DeMuynck

Also Present: Deputy Clerk Wurmlinger, Township Attorney Siebert

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Cub Scout Pack #372, Webelos II.

 

MEETING OPENED

     

Motion by Hartman, seconded by Ficht, to approve: 4a) the Consent Agenda as stated with the removal of agenda item 4d) to be placed in the regular agenda. 4b) Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 2, 2009. 4c) Approve the payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 4e) Approve Treasurer’s Office request to renew the annual service and support fee for the Equalizer Tax System and Equalizer Special Assessment System at a cost of $2,695.00. 4f) Approve Police Department request for an additional $1,377.00 for the purchase of a police vehicle as part of the package approved at the February 2, 2009 Board Meeting. 4g) Approve Supervisor’s Office recommendation to reappointment Barbara Weldon, Joel Schuler, and Brian Thomas to the Board of Review. Their term will expire on December 31, 2010.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA/

APPROVED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht, to adopt Resolution 2009-04 calling on the President and Congress to enact accounting changes to assist local banks balance sheets.

WHEREAS, there exists a direct correlation between the strength of Macomb County’s economy and the viability of its Community Banks;

WHEREAS, a majority of the funds deposited in Michigan are invested in other areas of the Country which exacerbates the credit crunch in Michigan;

 

 

WHEREAS, the funds made available through the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) has had little impact on promoting the availability of credit to Michigan citizens and businesses;

WHEREAS, economic recovery in Macomb County and Michigan will occur with the free flow of credit to stimulate investment;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, representing Chesterfield Township call upon President Obama and the Members of Congress to:

▪Suspend mark – market accounting for held to maturity investments;

▪Expand the 12-month time limit for capitalizing deferred tax assets;

▪Restrict loan impairment requirements for performing loans;

▪Increase the amount of the allowance for loan and lease losses

eligible for inclusion in tier 2 capital;

▪Increase FDIC insurance to cover all governmental unit deposits;

▪Make permanent the $250,000 FDIC guarantee for all other deposits.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2009-04/ APPROVED

     

Louis Nigro addressed the Board during Public Comments.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

     

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Printz, to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 p.m.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

ADJOURNMENT

__________________________ ___________________________

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk Michael E. Lovelock, Supervisor

   

 

 

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