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Township Board Meeting Minutes - July 6, 2009

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

July 6, 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

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jennifer Hildebrand, Anchor Bay Valedictorian and member of the State Runners-up Girls Softball Team.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Motion by Uglis, seconded by DeMuynck to approve the consent agenda as submitted and note that item 4I) should eliminate the word purchase and replace with the word use. 4A) Approve the agenda with change to closed session wording. Eliminate wording as reflected on the published agenda and replace with"… consult with the township’s attorney regarding pending litigation for case # 2:07-CV 12573, Charter Township of Chesterfield v Rebecca Pollock."

4B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 15, 2009 and Study Session Board Meeting of June 24, 2009. 4C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 4D) Approve Supervisor’s Office recommendation to reappoint Denise Calvert to the Beautification Committee with her term expiring July 3, 2012. 4E) Approve Supervisor’s Office recommendation to reappoint Thomas Yaschen to the Beautification Committee with his term expiring July 3, 2011. 4F) Approve Code Enforcement request to seek in Circuit Court authorization to make safe or demolish open basement construction at 51182 Caroline. 4G) Approve Clerk’s Office request for a Used Car and Junkyard license at a second location for G&T Surplus Resale and Auto Part Sales at 54525 Gratiot Ave. The license fee is $125.00 and will expire May 15, 2010. 4H) Approve DPW request to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc to provide Storm Water Permit Compliance for 2009 and 2010 at a cost of $16,500.00. 4I) Approve Senior Transportation Program request to expend $3,194.00 from SMART Community Credits to assist in the use of a new vehicle. 4J) Approve Police Department request to enter into a 60 month lease with the low bidder, Office Equipment Resources Inc., for four Multi-Function Copy machines at an annual cost of $9,398.27. 4K) Approve Police Department request to donate $1,000.00 to Crime Stoppers, a non-profit organization that provides rewards for tips that assist with the investigation and prosecution of criminals. 4L) Approve Easement Encroachment Agreement for Donald R. Smith, 51455 Nicolette for a permit for encroachment on a public utility easement to construct an in-ground pool, subject to abiding by comments of the DPW and Building Department. 4M) Approve Easement Encroachment Agreement for Garry and Alissa Leslie, 52494 Ford Lane for a permit for encroachment on a public utility easement to construct an above ground pool, subject to abiding by comments of the DPW and Building Department.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to adopt a resolution for a Renaissance Recovery Zone for Dynamic Plastics, Inc. located at 29831 Commerce Blvd., Chesterfield, MI 48051, for ten years.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by Hartman, seconded by DeMuynck to adopt a resolution for a Renaissance Recovery Zone for Kimastle Corp. located at 28291 Kehrig, Chesterfield, MI 48047, for ten years.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendation, to the Township Board, denying Michael Furnari’s, Petition #333, request for rezoning property located at 28050 Cotton Rd., from R-1-B (Single Family Residential) to RM-3 (Multiple Family). The following reasons were read into the record by Supervisor Lovelock.

The requested zoning designation is not consistent with the Master Plan. The Master Plan designation for this property is single family residential with density consistent with R-1-B.

The applicant has not provided evidence that this property can’t be developed as currently zoned.

The applicant has not provided evidence that the current zoning denies the property owner of all economically viable

use of the land.

The current zoning designation is compatible with the adjacent land use and zoning designations.

A suitable transitional use exists as a buffer between this property and I-94, that being the consent judgment property for senior housing.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Uglis, seconded by Ficht, to approve the purchase of two properties through the Tax Reversion process, pursuant to PA 206 of 1983 as amended. The total cost is $55,043.93 and the parcels are located in the Heatherwoods Subdivision #150910474016 and Raleigh Place Condominium #150917400087.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: Printz MOTION CARRIED

At this time in the meeting Supervisor Lovelock announced that public comment and board comments would be moved ahead on the agenda and then the board would go into closed session as indicated on the agenda.

Joe Miller addressed the board during Public Comments.

 

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to enter into closed session pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Open Meeting Act to consult with the township’s attorney regarding pending litigation for case # 2:07-CV 12573, Charter Township of Chesterfield v Rebecca Pollock.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Entered Closed Session at 8:02 P.M.

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Hartman to return to Open Session at 8:15 P.M.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Uglis, seconded by Ficht to authorize the township’s legal counsel to enter into settlement negotiations consistent with terms and conditions discussed in closed session.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

CONSENT AGENDA

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO ADOPT A RENAISSANCE RECOVERY ZONE RESOLUTION FOR DYNAMIC PLASTICS

/APPROVED

MOTION TO ADOPT A RENAISSANCE RECOVERY ZONE RESOLUTION FOR KIMASTLE CORP.

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO DENY PETITION #333 FROM MICHAEL FURNARI REQUESTING REZONING OF PROPERTY AT 28050 COTTON RD.

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF TWO PROPERTIES THROUGH THE TAX REVERSION PROCESS

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

MOTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

/APPROVED

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE TOWNSHIP COUNSEL TO ENTER INTO SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS IN CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP V POLLACK

/APPROVED

ADJOURNMENT

 Janice M. Uglis, Clerk
Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

     

 

 

 

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