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									                      CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CLINTON
                 REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                          MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2003

       PRESENT:       ROBERT CANNON                        SUPERVISOR
                      WILLIAM SOWERBY                      TREASURER

                      GEORGE FITZGERALD                    TRUSTEE
                      ERNEST HORNUNG                       TRUSTEE
                      KIM MELTZER                          TRUSTEE
                      ROBERT STEINER                       TRUSTEE

       ABSENT:        DENNIS C. TOMLINSON                  CLERK

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 6:30 p.m. in
the Board Chambers. Also in attendance was Marge Rama, Deputy Clerk, and
John A. Dolan, Township Attorney. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The Deputy Clerk asked that Items 9 and 10 be deleted and the following be
added:

30.    REQUEST PERMISSION FOR HYDRANT HOOK-UP FOR
       PORTABLE CONCRETE BATCH PLANT

31.    REQUEST PERMISSION TO HOST HARLEY-DAVIDSON 100TH
       ANNIVERSARY PARTY-44660 NORTH GRATIOT

32.    CIVIC CENTER INTERIOR RENOVATIONS

33.    REQUEST CAPITAL OUTLAY PURCHASE FROM SID FUNDS

34.    RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO PARK RANGER
       POSITION -PUBLIC WORKS

35.    RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITION OF
       COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PLANNER II

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to approve the agenda as
amended. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon,
Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

1.     PUBLIC HEARING FOR RENEWAL OF POLICE AND FIRE
       SPECIAL ASSESSMENT MILLAGE RATES
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Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
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Mr. Cannon opened the Public Hearing.

Ms. Sue Westlake of 37314 Charter Oaks felt that the Police and Fire were
understaffed and under funded because the Board would not increase the millage
without a vote of the residents. She stated that the Board should not receive
increases in pay unless it was approved by the voters.

Mr. Cannon stated that the public hearing would remain open until the end of the
meeting.

2.     PUBLIC HEARING NO. 2 - SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PROJECT S-
       1012 MORAVIAN/VENICE SANITARY SEWER

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to close Public Hearing No.
2 and adopt Resolution No. 5 for Special Assessment Project S-1012
Moravian/Venice Sanitary Sewer. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby Fitzgerald, Steiner,
Hornung, Meltzer, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

3.     ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 1- SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PROJECT
       P-1018 MURRAY STREET PAVING

Mr. Jack Miflin of 23950 Murray asked how exempted property was determined.

Ms. Bednar noted that the properties taken out of the district were already on
paved streets or did not have access to Murray. She explained that the cost of the
paving at those lots was spread across the remaining district.

Mark Gregg of 24001 Murray asked why all the residents were not assessed
equally.

Mr. Dolan explained that the formula for the special assessment projects is set by
State statute and it is done on the basis of lineal footage.

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive and file the
correspondence dated July 25, 2003 from the Township Engineer and to adopt
Resolution 1 for Special assessment project P-1018 Murray Street Paving. Roll
Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None.
Absent-Tomlinson. Motion Carried.
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
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4.     ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 1 - SPECIAL ASSESSMENT
       PROJECT P-1029 HARVARD SHORE PAVING

Louis Bennett stated that he was in favor of the paving.

Thomas Regowski of 23612 Harvard Shore stated that he just purchased his home
and was not aware of this special assessment.

Mr. Dolan recommended that he review his purchase agreement and seek the
opinion of his own attorney.

Judy Hale of 23624 Harvard Shore asked why the project would be a concrete
paving rather than asphalt.

Mr. Westerman explained that at the informational meeting the options of a
concrete road and an asphalt road were presented and a majority of the residents
present were in favor of a concrete road.

Sherry Sevegny of 23355 Harvard Shore asked if there was anyway to prevent the
project from going forward. She was informed that the Board had the authority to
stop the process at any time.

Ann Gillis of 23615 Harvard Shore asked how the assessment would be paid.

Mr. Dolan explained that a resident could pay the entire amount at once or could
pay the yearly installments over a 10 year period. He also stated that if a resident
could show need and presented his last two years’ income taxes that the
assessment could be set as a lien on the property, to be paid when the property
was sold.

Ray Hale of 23624 Harvard Shore felt that the recent construction on Jefferson
contributed to the deterioration of the road.

Sherri Sevegny asked if the entire assessment would become due if they sold their
property.

Mr. Dolan explained that often the mortgagee of a buyer would insist upon the full
payment of the assessment.
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August 11, 2003
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Kurt Lange of 23225 Harvard Shore asked who would be responsible if there was
a back up during the sewer installation.

Mr. Dolan explained that contractors are required to post bonds and carry
insurance against such events.

Jean LeClair of 23551 Harvard Shore stated it was the County’s responsibility to
maintain the street until it is paved. She was concerned about the large holes and
asked for the Township to assist the residents in getting them filled before the
construction started.

Mr. Westerman assured her that his department would help with contacting the
County.

Tim LeClair of 23551 Harvard Shore asked about the timeline for the project.

Mr. O’Connor stated it was their goal to get the road paved this year with
restoration next year. He pointed out that it is late in the construction season but
they would have a very aggressive schedule.

Roberta Schimmelpfennig of 23600 Harvard Shore asked about school busses on
the road.

Mr. O’Connor stated that it will be passable but there will be some coordination
with the schools.

Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive and file the
correspondence dated July 25, 2003 from the Township Engineer, and adopt
resolution No. 1, for Special Assessment District P-1029 for Harvard Shore
Paving. Roll Call: Ayes-Steiner, Meltzer, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby.
Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

5.     BID AWARD: MORAVIAN/VENICE SANITARY SEWER

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 6, 2003 from Spalding, DeDecker
Associates and award the contract for the Moravian/Venice Sanitary Sewer and
Water Main Extension to Macomb Pipeline & Utilities Company in the amount of
Charter Township of Clinton
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August 11, 2003
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$55,100, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Sowerby, Steiner,
Fitzgerald, Meltzer, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

6.     BID AWARD: ALBERT STREET WATER MAIN

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 6, 2003 from Spalding, DeDecker
Associates and award the contract for the Albert Street Water Main project to
Macomb Pipeline & Utilities Company in the amount of $121,212.00, as
recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Meltzer,
Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

7.     SANITARY SEWER REPORT NO. 31

Mitch O’Connor of Spalding DeDecker was present and reviewed the report for
the Board.

Mr. O’Connor also discussed items brought up at the Sanitary Sewer Committee
meeting which was held earlier in the day. He stated that they would like the
members to be named as the Department Heads or their designees rather than
specifically naming each individual.

Correspondence from the MDEQ dated August 1, 2003 was also read in which
they were requesting more information on the effectiveness of the footing drain
project and the sewer rehabilitation project. Spalding had agreed to provide the
MDEQ with the information by September 15, 2003.

Mr. Fitzgerald asked about the limited number of companies which were being
used for the sewer relining project. He felt that the Township may not be getting
the best possible price for the work and wanted to see more qualified companies
bid for the relining projects.

Mr. O’Connor explained that Lanzo and Insituform were the only bidders that met
the original parameters for the project. He stated that Spalding only wanted to use
bidders who had prequalified for the project that Spalding was comfortable with,
and at the time they were limited to the two companies. Spalding would be
looking at the parameters which were set for the Township to see if more
companies would be able to bid for the work.
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
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Mr. Sowerby stated that the Township taxpayers expect a fair bidding process and
since 1999 there have only been the two companies allowed to bid. The Sewer
Committee wants to open the bidding up to more companies.
Mr. Sowerby was concerned with the correspondence from the DEQ. He noted
that acquiring funding for the solution to the SSO ACO was based on the footing
drain disconnect and the relining projects. If the DEQ was against the footing
drain disconnect project they should not have accepted the ACO. If the State
Revolving Fund is not going to provide the dollars the Township is in a Catch-22
situation. He felt that it might be wise for the Township engineer to contact other
communities that have used a footing drain disconnect project about lobbying the
DEQ to approve these project and obtain funding. Mr. Sowerby felt that
environmentally it makes sense to take the storm water out of the system and to
remove the footing drains.

Sue Westlake informed the Board that when the contractors came into her condo
complex last year, they performed the work very well and the area was restored
satisfactorily.

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive and file Sanitary
Sewer Report 31, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung,
Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion Carried.

8.     PROPOSED REZONING FROM R-1 ONE-FAMILY
       RESIDENTIAL (15,000 SQ. FT. MIN.) TO R-5 ONE-FAMILLY
       RESIDENTIAL (7,800 AQ. FT. MIN): LOTS 29, 30 & 31
       GROESBECK-NUNNELEY SUBDIVISION

Mr. Fitzgerald noted that the site looked small to change the zoning. He asked the
petitioner if the proposed homes would be smaller than those of the surrounding
neighborhood.

Mr. Santia described the various zoning designations surrounding the lots and felt
that R-5 would not be incompatible with the area.

Mr. Hornung asked how many homes would be put into the rezoned area.
Mr. DiLorenzo felt that there would be sufficient space if the lots were configured
correctly to get 5 buildable lots on the property possibly utilizing an eyebrow or
cul-de-sac.
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Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
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Mr. Roger Holzlander of 36764 Harper stated that he would like to see
development in the area.

Mr. Tom Bloor of 36423 Egan stated that he lived next to the lots and felt there
were many inconsistencies in the request. He stated that the property had always
been R-1 and at the Planning Commission meeting the petitioner was only looking
at building 4 homes and after the meeting he was talking about 6 to 8 homes on
the lots. Mr. Bloor also stated that the lots could be sold and cited another lot in
the area that had recently sold for $60,000. Mr. Bloor was also concerned that the
petitioner would go to the ZBA for a variance on the size of the lots once the
property was rezoned. Mr. Bloor stated that the neighbors would like to see the
street developed but would like it to be compatible with the homes that are already
there. He stated that the residents in the area would be willing to go along with a
R-4 rezoning if the lots were 75 feet wide and all of them faced Egan. He
submitted a petition signed by the neighbors on Egan.

It was explained that an R-4 zoning allowed 70 foot lots. Mr. Bloor stated that the
residents would not be in favor of lots less than 75 feet.

Mr. DiLorenzo stated that he has always wanted to develop the land as 5 lots. He
also pointed out that in the 50's the land was zoned commercial.

Mr. Cannon offered a motion which was supported by Mr. Fitzgerald rezoning the
property to R-4 for the purpose of putting in 4 lots instead of 5 and eliminating the
need for an eyebrow.

Mr. Chester Frederick of 36370 Egan stated he had lived in the area for 50 years
and it was always residential. He stated that he did not want an eyebrow as it
would change the neighborhood. He felt the petitioner should sell the lots to
others to develop in a manner consistent with the neighborhood.

Ruth Frederick stated that 1900 to 2000 square foot homes would have to be two-
stories and that would be out of place in the neighborhood. She also felt that 5
homes would not allow the homes to face Egan. The petitioner’s plan does not
conform to the neighborhood.

Mr. Sowerby stated that it sounded as if the neighbors would be happy with an R-
3 zoning which would be consistent with the neighborhood.
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Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 8
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After some discussion, Mr. Cannon and Mr. Fitzgerald withdrew their motion and
support.

Mr. DiLorenzo stated that he did not want an R-3 zoning and did not understand
what the problem was with R-4.

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive and file the
correspondence dated July 30, 2003 from the Planning Commission and deny the
request. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Fitzgerald, Hornung. Nays-Steiner, Cannon,
Meltzer. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion fails.

Mr. Bloor stated that the problem was that once the petitioner received the
rezoning, he could do whatever he wanted on the property.

Mr. DiLorenzo stated that he would build 4 homes with no eyebrow if he received
an R-4 zoning and offered a covenant that would limit him to 4 homes.

Mr. Dolan suggested that the matter could be settled with a consent judgment and
advised that the Township may have trouble enforcing a covenant. A consent
judgment could be done fairly simply and quickly. The cost to the Township in a
situation such as this would be less than $1,000. Mr. Dolan also expressed
concern that such covenants erode the integrity of the Township’s zoning
ordinance. There was also a problem with it being considered contract zoning.

Mr. Steiner stated that while he respected the residents, homes in R-4 districts
were some of the nicest in the Township.

Motion by Mr. Cannon, supported by Mr. Steiner, to postpone action for two
weeks. Roll Call: Ayes-Cannon, Steiner, Meltzer. Nays-Hornung, Fitzgerald,
Sowerby. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion fails.

Mr. Sowerby felt that the Board was on a slippery slope and they should listen to
the advice of the Attorney.

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive and file the
correspondence dated July 30, 2003 from the Planning Commission and deny the
request. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald,
Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 9
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The Board recessed for 5 minutes and reconvened at 8:50 p.m.

9.     PRESENTATION OF REVISED MIGRATION TECHNOLOGY
       PLAN

       This item was deleted.

10.    PROPOSED THREE YEAR FINANCIAL PROJECTION

       This item was deleted.

11.    PUBLIC HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR NEW INDUSTRIAL
       FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE: FREER TOOL & DIE,
       INC.

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 7, 2003 from the EDC and approve the
application of Freer Tool & Die, Inc. for a new industrial facilities exemption
certificate for real and personal property for a term of 11 years. Roll Call: Ayes -
Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-
Tomlinson. Motion carried.

12.    PUBLIC HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF
       INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE NO.
       2000-244; FREER TOOL & DIE, INC.

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur with
the correspondence dated August 7, 2003 from the EDC and approve the
application of Freer Tool & Die, Inc. for transfer of industrial facilities exemption
certificate No. 2000-244 for personal property for a remaining term of 9 years.
Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon Sowerby. Nays-
None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

13.    PUBLIC HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR NEW INDUSTRIAL
       DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: ZUCKERO INDUSTRIAL
       DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 7, 2003 from the EDC and approve the
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application of Zuckero Investment Company for a new industrial development
district. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer.
Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

14.    MACOMB COUNTY HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to approve the Macomb
County Hazard Mitigation Plan, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald,
Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson.
Motion carried.

15.    REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO PROVIDE CAUCUS SITE

Ms. Meltzer asked if it was legal for the Township to use the facilities for this
purpose.

Mr. Dolan assured her that approving the request would be consistent with
Township policy.

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 6, 2003 from the Clerk and authorize the
Township to provide caucus sites to the two major political parties in 2004. Roll
Call: Ayes-Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-Meltzer.
Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried

16.    CHIPPEWA VALLEY SCHOOLS CROSSING GUARDS

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 29, 2003 from the Finance Director and
approve the Chippewa Valley Schools Crossing Guard invoice in the amount of
$30,260.81, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Meltzer, Steiner,
Hornung, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

17.    FRASER SCHOOLS CROSSING GUARDS

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 29, 2003 from the Finance Director and
approve the Fraser Schools Crossing Guard invoice in the amount of $3,634.74, as
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August 11, 2003
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recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Sowerby, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon,
Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

18.    CLINTONDALE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CROSSING GUARDS

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 29, 2003 from the Finance Director and
approve the Clintondale Community Schools Crossing Guard invoice in the
amount of $135.053.42, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Fitzgerald,
Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion
carried.

19.    AWARD PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE
       FOR THE 2003-04 YEAR

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to postpone action for two
weeks. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby.
Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

20.    HAUNTED ATTRACTION - 35615 GRATIOT AVENUE (OLD
       MAJOR MAGICS)

Ms. Rama noted that none of the requested information from the petitioner had
been received by her office.

Mr. Cannon noted that a lot of individuals have been working very hard to
redevelop and upgrade the South Gratiot area.

Mr. Codron informed that Board that he had contacted some of the communities
in which the petitioner had indicated he had done business. While none of the
communities had any problems, they did not have the same type of enforcement
standards as the Township.

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to deny the request of Tim
O’Brien for a Haunted Attraction at 35615 Gratiot Avenue. Roll Call: Ayes-
Meltzer, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-
Tomlinson. Motion carried.
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 12
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21.    REQUEST PERMIT TO ERECT GOLF DOME: C.J.
       BARRYMORE’S - 21750 HALL ROAD

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 28, 2003 from C. J. Barrymore’s and approve
the request to erect a golf dome at 21750 Hall Road, as requested. Roll Call:
Ayes-Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None.
Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

22.    REQUEST TEMPORARY BUILDING PERMIT FOR HAUNTED
       HOUSE: C.J. BARRYMORE’S - 21750 HALL ROAD

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 28, 2003 from C. J. Barrymore’s and approve
the request for a temporary building permit for a haunted house at 21750 Hall
Road, contingent upon the petitioner meeting all requirements of the Building and
Fire Departments. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald,
Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

23.    REQUEST PERMISSION FOR SIDEWALK SALE: VITA SMART
       NUTRITION CENTER -42359 GARFIELD

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Hornung, to received, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 29, 2003 from Vita Smart Nutrition Center
and approve the request for sidewalk sale at 42359 Garfield as requested,
contingent upon the petitioner meeting all requirements of the Building
Department and that there will be no cash sales outside. Roll Call: Ayes-
Sowerby, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-
Tomlinson. Motion carried.

24.    REQUEST PERMISSION FOR TEMPORARY TENT-ART VAN
       FURNITURE-33801 GRATIOT

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Cannon, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 28, 2003 from Art Van Furniture and approve
a temporary tent up to 20' x 20' at 33801 Gratiot and that there be no cash sales
outside. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Cannon, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald,
Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 13
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25.    RECOMMENDATION OF PERSONNEL VACANCY REVIEW
       COMMITTEE

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur
with the report dated August 5, 2003 from the Personnel Vacancy Review
Committee and approve the recommendations as requested. Roll Call: Ayes-
Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-
Tomlinson. Motion carried.

26.    RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO BILLING AND
       POSTING CLERK POSITION: PUBLIC WORKS

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated July 30 from the Department of Public Works and
approve the appointment of Janet Goike to the position of Billing and Posting
Clerk, effective August 12, 2003 at a starting annual salary of $35,170, as
recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer,
Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

27.    APPOINTMENTS TO THE BUILDING AUTHORITY

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 1, 2003 from the Supervisor and approve
the appointment of Allen Verbrugge and Vincent Pipia to the Building Authority
for a period of 6 years each, expiring August 31, 2009. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby,
Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson.
Motion carried.

28.    REQUEST TRANSFER OF ALL STOCK IN 2003 CLASS C
       LICENSED BUSINESS WITH DANCE PERMIT - 26 S.
       GROESBECK

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to approve the request for
transfer of all stock in a 2003 Class C Licenses Business with dance permit at 26
S. Groesbeck. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald,
Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 14
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29.    APPOINTMENT OF EMPLOYEE DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE
       AND OFFICER DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE - ANNUAL
       M.E.R.S MEETING

Motion by Mr. Cannon, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 5, 2003 from the Clerk and approve the
nomination of Debbie Burney as the Employee Delegate to the M.E.R.S. meeting
and appoint as Board Delegate Fred Wutzke and approve Debbie McClellan to
attend as a guest. Roll Call: Ayes-Cannon, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Meltzer,
Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

30.    REQUEST PERMISSION FOR HYDRANT HOOK-UP FOR
       PORTABLE CONCRETE BATCH PLANT

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 6, 2003 and approve the request for
permission for a hydrant hookup for a portable concrete batch plant as requested.
Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-
None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

31.    REQUEST PERMISSION TO HOST HARLEY-DAVIDSON 100TH
       ANNIVERSARY PARTY-44660 NORTH GRATIOT

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Steiner, to approve the request to host
Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Party at 44660 North Gratiot subject to
review of the Building and Fire Departments for compliance with all Township
ordinances. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon,
Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

32.    CIVIC CENTER INTERIOR RENOVATIONS

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 5, 2003 from the Department of Public
Works and approve the request to waive all permit and inspection fees associated
with the Civic Center interior renovations. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Meltzer,
Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion
carried.
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Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 15
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33.    REQUEST CAPITAL OUTLAY PURCHASE FROM SID FUNDS

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 5, 2003 and approve of capital outlay
purchase from SID funds in the amount of $17,500, as requested. Roll Call:
Ayes-Meltzer, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None.
Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

34.    RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO PARK RANGER
       POSITION -PUBLIC WORKS

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 7, 2003 from the Department of Public
Works and approve the appointment of David Benson to the position of Park
Ranger effective August 12, 2003 at a pay rate of $9.22 per hour with limited
benefits. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer,
Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

35.    RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITION OF
       COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PLANNER II

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur
with the correspondence dated August 7, 2003 from the Department of Planning
and Community Development and approve the appointment of Edwin Manninen
to the position of Community Rehabilitation Planner II effective August 28, 2003
at a starting annual salary of $48,188, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-
Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-
Tomlinson. Motion carried.

1.     PUBLIC HEARING FOR RENEWAL OF POLICE AND FIRE
       SPECIAL ASSESSMENT MILLAGE RATES

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald supported by Mr. Hornung, to close the Public Hearing
and adopt the resolution for renewal of police special assessment millage rates.
Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-
None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald to close the public hearing
and adopt the resolution for renewal of fire special assessment millage rates. Roll
Charter Township of Clinton
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees
August 11, 2003
Page 16
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Call: Ayes-Hornung, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None.
Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Hornung, to approve the minutes of the
Regular Board of Trustees Meeting of July 28, 2003, as presented. Roll Call:
Ayes-Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None.
Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF BILLS

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Hornung, to approve the bills as
presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon,
Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Hornung, to adjourn. Roll Call: Ayes-
Meltzer, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-
Tomlinson. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Dennis C. Tomlinson, Clerk

								
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