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Township Board Meeting Minutes - October 5, 2009

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

October 5, 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 Cub Scout Pack #211

The Board held a moment of silence for former Township Treasurer Pamela Harris and former Township Deputy Clerk John Saad who passed away the preceding week.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve the: 4A) Agenda as submitted and to remove item 4E from the consent agenda and add it to the regular agenda. 4B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of September 21, 2009 with correction. (Trustee Printz voted nay to discontinue the Township’s SEMCOG membership) 4C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 4D) Approve the Supervisor’s recommendation to appoint Thelda Miller to the Parks and Recreation Commission with her term expiring June 9, 2012. 4F) Approve Clerk’s request to direct the Township Attorney to draft an ordinance permitting Township Building Officials to inspect vacant and foreclosed properties. 4G) Approve Clerk’s request to direct the Township Attorney to draft an ordinance adopting the International Building Code as the Township Building Code and then repealing Ordinance #46. 4H) Approve DPW’s request to purchase a Pressure Seal Machine from Matrix Printing Systems at a cost of $5,450.00. 4I) Approve Code Enforcement’s request to have the Township Attorney seek in Circuit Court authorization to demolish an uninhabited house at 25314 21 Mile Rd., Chesterfield, MI 48051. 4J) Approve Police Department’s request to renew annual maintenance agreement with Business Information Systems for department telephones and radio recording systems at a cost of $7,752.00. Renewal agreement will run from November 14, 2009 through November 13, 2010. 4K) Approve setting a Public Hearing for October 19, 2009 at 7 p.m. on an application from Burtek, Inc. for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate

(IFEC) for Real and Personal Property. The facility is located at 50405 Patricia, Chesterfield, MI 48051.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Hartman to approve the Fire Department’s request to repair the front apron concrete at Station #1, 22001 22 Mile Rd. and award project to the second lowest bidder, Center Point Building Department at a cost of $49,921.47 and to include an additional $3,000.00 for an inspection and County Certification (Postponed from September 21, 2009). No action was taken and the motion was withdrawn by both the maker and supporter.

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to deny the Fire Department’s request to repair the front apron concrete at Station #1, 22001 22 Mile Rd. and award project to the second lowest bidder, Center Point Building Department at a cost of $49,921.47 (Postponed from September 21, 2009).

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to postpone until November 2, 2009 DPW’s request to change the Water and Sewer billing from quarterly to bi-monthly effective January 1, 2010.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

Motion by Printz, seconded by Uglis to establish a committee to review the Water and Sewer Billing Schedule.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Supervisor Lovelock asked that three members of the board serve on the committee and Trustees DeMuynck, Ficht and Bell agreed to serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Hartman to approve Police Department’s request to advertise, test and create an eligibility list for the position of Emergency Dispatcher at a cost of $6,100.00.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to approve AEW’s request to release $64,302.00 from water and sewer fund to an escrow account with Greco Title for work done on the 21 Mile Rd. Sanitary Sewer, AEW Project # 0126-0773.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

Motion by Printz, seconded by Ficht to approve DPW Superintendent Joe Gayeski’s request directing the Township Attorney to amend the contract pursuant to the Township Board’s action on the previous matter.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Hartman to approve AEW’s request to award the Sutton Road Pump Station Force Main Extension contract, AEW Project #0126-0935, to the certified low bidder, Salvatore Excavating Company at a cost of $667,549.75.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion by Hartman, seconded by Ficht to receive and file the Supervisor’s report on the donation of playscape equipment to the Township.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to deny Police Department’s request to schedule an Open House on October 18, 2009 at a cost not to exceed $4,800.00 for supplies, refreshments and necessary additional manpower due to financial reasons and the scheduling of another event in the township.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Thelda Miller, Tracy Antrikin and Richard Piekarski addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to enter into closed session pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss a proposed settlement offer in case #08-4557- CC, Charter Township of Chesterfield v Steven Bankhead, et al, and to consult with the Township Attorney strategy in connection with labor arbitration.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED Entered Closed Session at 7:38 P.M.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to return to Open Session at 7:48 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Printz to deny the proposed settlement in case #08-4557- CC, Charter Township of Chesterfield v Steven Bankhead, et al, and to direct the Township Attorney to proceed consistent with closed session discussion.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Hartman, seconded by Ficht to direct the Township Attorney to proceed consistent with closed session discussion in connection with labor arbitration.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by DeMuynck to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 P.M.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

 

CONSENT AGENDA

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S REQUEST TO REPAIR CONCRETE APRON AT STATION 1/ NO ACTION TAKEN

 

 

MOTION TO DENY FIRE DEPARTMENT’S REQUEST TO REPAIR CONCRETE APRON AT STATION 1/APPROVED

 

MOTION TO POSTPONE UNTIL NOVEMBER 2, 2009 DPW REQUEST TO CHANGE WATER AND SEWER BILLING

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO REVIEW WATER AND SEWER BILLING SCHEDULE

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE THE ADVERTISING, TESTING, AND CREATION OF AN ELIGIBILITY LIST FOR EMERGENCY

DISPATCHER

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE RELEASE OF MONEY FROM TOWNSHIP WATER AND SEWER FUND TO ESCROW ACCOUNT FOR COMPLETED WORK ON THE 21 MILE SANITARY SEWER PROJECT/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO APPROVE TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY  TO AMEND CONTRACT RELATING TO ACTION TAKEN IN PREVIOUS MATTER/APPROVED

MOTION TO APPROVE AWARDING SUTTON ROAD PUMP STATION TO SALVATORE EXCAVATING

/APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO FILE AND RECEIVE SUPERVISOR REPORT ON DONATED PLAYSCAPE EQUIPMENT

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO DENY POLICE DEPARTMENT REQUEST TO CONDUCT AN OPEN HOUSE/APPROVED

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

 

MOTION TO DENY PROPOSED SETTLEMENT IN CASE #08-4557-CC

/APPROVED

 

 

MOTION TO DIRECT TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY TO PROCEED AS WAS DISCUSSED REGARDING LABOR ARBITRATION

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk
Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

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