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Township Board Meeting Minutes - November 15, 2010

Proposed MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING

OF

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHESTERFIELD

November 15, 2010

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: Township Attorney Seibert

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by newly elected Library Board Trustee Dorothy Stabile.

Clerk Uglis administered the Oath of the Office of Library Board Trustee to Dorothy Stabile.

Motion by DeMuynck, seconded by Ficht to approve the: 5A) Agenda as submitted with the following amendment: to remove item 5H from the consent agenda indefinitely. 5B) Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of November 1, 2010. 5C) Approve the Payment of Bills as submitted by the Finance Department. 5D) Approve the Police Department’s request to pay the annual support agreement for scheduling software to Visual Computer Solutions, Inc from January 2009 through December 2011 at a total cost of $3,000.63. 5E) Approve the Police Department’s request to renew the maintenance contract for the Livescan FingerRoll system with ID Networks Identification Technologies at a cost of $3,495.00. The contract is for one year, November 1, 2010 through November 1, 2011. 5F) Approve the Clerk’s Department request to approve the 2011 Commercial Garbage and Refuse Collection permit renewals, in accordance with Ordinance #65 Section 5.2 for the following companies: Allied Waste Services/Detroit North, Rizzo Services, Sterling Sanitation, Tringali Sanitation, Inc., Veolia Solid Waste Midwest, Waste Management East, and Wasteco, Inc. 5G) Set a Public Hearing for December 6, 2010 at 7 p.m. to hear comments on the proposed 2011 Township Budget. 5H) Supervisor’s Office requests approval to appoint Robert Kohler to the Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Printz, seconded by Lovelock to adopt Resolution 2010-20 declaring November, 2010 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Trustee Printz read the resolution into the record:

WHEREAS, in 2010, an estimated 43,140 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and 36,800 will die from the disease;

WHEREAS, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States;

WHEREAS, when symptoms of pancreatic cancer present themselves, it is usually too late for an optimistic prognosis, and 75 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first year of their diagnosis while 94 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first five years;

WHEREAS, incidence of pancreatic cancer is approximately 50 percent higher in African Americans than in other ethnic groups;

WHEREAS, approximately 1,330 deaths occurred in Michigan;

WHEREAS, there is no cure for pancreatic cancer and there have been no significant improvement in survival rates in the last 40 years;

WHEREAS, the Federal Government invests significantly less money in pancreatic cancer research than it does in any of the other leading cancer killers; and pancreatic cancer research constitutes only 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s federal research funding, a figure far too low given the severity of the disease, its mortality rate, and how little is known about how to arrest it; and

WHEREAS, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the first and only national patient advocacy organization that serves the pancreatic cancer community in Chesterfield and nationwide by focusing its efforts on public policy, research funding, patient services, and public awareness and education related to developing effective treatments and a cure for pancreatic cancer;

WHEREAS, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its affiliates in Michigan support those patients currently battling pancreatic cancer, as well as to those who have lost their lives to the disease, and are committed to nothing less than a cure;

WHEREAS, the good health and well-being of the residents of Chesterfield are enhanced as a direct result of increased awareness about pancreatic cancer and research into early detection, causes, and effective treatments;

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Charter Township of Chesterfield Board of Trustees adopt a Resolution declaring the month of November "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month" in the township of Chesterfield.

Roll Call Vote

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

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Lou Nigro and Andrea LaFontaine addressed the Board during Public Comments.

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to enter into closed session at 7:20 p.m. to discuss negotiation strategy in conjunction with several union contracts, pursuant to Section 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Uglis to return to Open Session at 7:53 p.m.

Ayes: All

Nays: None

Supervisor Lovelock stated no action was necessary as a result of the discussions during Closed Session.

Motion by Lovelock, seconded by Ficht to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 p.m.

Ayes: All

Nays: None MOTION CARRIED

Michael Lovelock, Supervisor

Janice M. Uglis, Clerk

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

LIBRARY BOARD TRUSTEE OATH OF OFFICE

CONSENT AGENDA

/APPROVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2010-20 DECLARING NOVEMBER 2010 AS PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

/ADOPTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

MOTION TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION /APPROVED

 

 

 

MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION /APPROVED

 

 

NO ACTION NECESSARY FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION

ADJOURNMENT

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