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					CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CLINTON REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2002 PRESENT: ROBERT CANNON WILLIAM SOWERBY GEORGE FITZGERALD ERNEST HORNUNG KIM MELTZER ROBERT STEINER ABSENT: DENNIS C. TOMLINSON SUPERVISOR TREASURER TRUSTEE TRUSTEE TRUSTEE TRUSTEE CLERK (Excused)

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Doug Martz. Also in attendance were Marge Rama, Deputy Clerk, and John A. Dolan, Township Attorney. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: The Deputy Clerk asked that items 1, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 14, be deleted and the following items be added to the agenda: 11. 33. 34. SITE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR OAKRIDGE ESTATES REQUEST TO HIRE NEW FIREFIGHTER PURCHASE OF OFFICE FURNITURE: TOWNSHIP ENGINEER

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to approve the agenda as amended. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. AbsentTomlinson. Motion carried. 1. SANITARY SEWER REPORT NO. 27

This item was deleted. 2. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING GREAT LAKE STATUS LAKE ST. CLAIR

Mr. Martz was present and discussed the environmental and financial impact of Lake St. Clair obtaining Great Lake status. Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Steiner, to adopt the Resolution supporting Great Lakes Status for Lake St. Clair, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 2 __________________________________ 3. SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING ON COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - 2003 PROGRAM YEAR

Mr. Cannon opened the public hearing. Giamette Lewis of COTS, Jeryn Calhoun, 42605 Orchard for the Colchester Neighborhood Association, Mike Kennedy of HOM, Dee McArdle of Solid Ground, Inc., Cathy Gordon of Care House were present to request consideration for CDBG funding. Mr. Santia stated that his department would be receiving requests for funding for another two weeks. He stated that he had also received requests from the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department, the Senior Citizen Department, Compassion Pregnancy, and Village Road Resurfacing and Piper’s Board Acres. He noted that the Township was able to fund 10 separate projects last year. Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive and file the comments on the Community Development Block Grant Program for 2003. Roll Call: Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 4. SITE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR OTT RETAIL BUILDING: 4.46 ACRES FRONTING THE SOUTH SIDE OF HALL ROAD, EAST OF GARFIELD

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file, and concur with the correspondence dated November 5, 2002 from the Planning Commission and approve site development for Ott Retail Building, to be located on 4.46 acres of land fronting the south side of Hall Road (M-59) east of Garfield, Section 5, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried 5. SITE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR VILLAGE OFFICE BUILDINGREQUEST FOR TEMPORARY WAIVER OF MASONRY WALL

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 6, 2002 from the Planning Commission and approve the site development for Village Office Building and the request for temporary waiver of masonry wall, subject to the execution of a covenant for future installation of the wall, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Sowerby, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-Fitzgerald. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 6. INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENT TO REFUSE ORDINANCE

Mr. Steiner asked about the penalties for non-compliance. Mr. Dolan explained that it would be a misdemeanor violation carrying a penalty of fine or imprisonment.

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 3 __________________________________ Mr. Robert Campbell of 41830 Kentvale asked what would residents who had compostables during the period when they were not normally collected. Mr. Westerman stated that residents could call the Township and arrangements would be made to collect compostables. Although he did not want to encourage residents to put out compostable materials between December 1 and April 1, the Township would work with residents to dispose of such materials. Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated June 19, 2002 from the Township Attorney and introduce the amendment to Section 1060 of the Township Code of Ordinances, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 7. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON TOWNSHIP’S MASTER RECREATION PLAN

This item was deleted. 8. APPEAL OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST DENIAL

Mr. Dolan stated that the request had been reviewed and that the petitioner had requested documents of particular dates. The additional documents could be obtained by requesting them and he believed the matter could be handled through the Police Department. The petitioner, Linda Gullah, stated that it was difficult to come to a public meeting to discuss matters which she felt were of a personal nature and suggested that the appeal process be addressed to provide more privacy to requesters. Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive and file the correspondence dated October 31, 2002 from Linda Gullah. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 9. APPROVAL OF POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

This item was deleted. 10. RESOLUTION FOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence from the Water and Sewer Department dated November 7, 2002 and adopt the resolution for the Department of Transportation as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby,

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 4 __________________________________ Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 11. SITE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR OAKRIDGE ESTATES

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 5, 2002 from the Planning Commission and approve the site development for Oakridge Estates, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes: Sowerby, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 12. BID AWARD - NEW PUBLIC WORKS POLE BARN

Mr. Westerman stated that the bid specs were sent to three potential bidders. His department only received one bid. Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated October 28, 2002 from the Public Works Department and approve the bid award for the Pole Barn to Orchard Construction, Inc., in a total of $33,985, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. AbsentTomlinson. Motion carried. 13. MICROFILMING OF RECORDS - BUILDING DEPARTMENT

This item was deleted. 14. REQUEST FOR SIDEWALK WAIVER - U.S. STORAGE DEPOT - SHORELINE INDUSTRIAL PARK: GARNET ROAD FRONTAGE

This item was deleted. 15. REQUEST FOR NINETY DAY TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION TRAILER CLINTON-MACOMB PUBLIC LIBRARY

Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated October 31, 2002 from Frank Rewold and Son, Inc., and approve the request for a 90 day temporary permit for construction trailer for the Clinton-Macomb Public Library. Roll Call: Ayes-Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 16. REQUEST APPROVAL OF EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY PERMIT: 43550 ELIZABETH ROAD

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated October 29, 2002 from Ronald L. Marsh, and approve a 90 day extension

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 5 __________________________________ of the temporary occupancy permit of 43550 Elizabeth Road, as requested. Roll Call: AyesSowerby, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 17. REQUEST APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY TRAILER STORAGE - 35900 GRATIOT - DORIAN FORD, INC.

There were no objections from the Building Department. Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated October 30, 2002 from Mike Dorian Ford, Inc., and approve a 90-day permit for temporary trailer storage at 35900 Gratiot, as requested. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 18. REQUEST APPROVAL OF TENT SALE - PARKWAY CHRYSLER - 1625 S. GRATIOT

Mr. Mannino stated that the Building Department had not objections, but the petitioner was not to erect any additional banners and flags. Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 7, 2002 from Image Builders of Michigan, Inc., and approve the request for Parkway Chrysler tent sale at 1625 South Gratiot, as requested, further, the petitioner is not to erect any additional banners and flags. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 19. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARD OF REVIEW

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the appointment of Frank Barresi, Ralph Labadie, Joann Granata, Jesse Powell, Gordon Reh and John Smeekens to 2 year terms on the Board of Review expiring December 31, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. 20. APPOINTMENTS TO REFUSE DISPOSAL COMMITTEE

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the appointment of Dennis Tomlinson, William Sowerby, George Fitzgerald, George Westerman, and Norman Troppens to two-year terms on the Refuse Disposal Committee expiring November 20, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. AbsentTomlinson. Motion carried.

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 6 __________________________________ 21. APPOINTMENTS TO ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the reappointment of Robert Campbell and Peter Catalano to 3-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals expiring December 31, 2005. Roll Call: Ayes-Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. REAPPOINTMENT TO EMPLOYEE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the reappointment of John Russi to the Employee Civil Service Commission for a 6 year term expiring December 31, 2008. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPOINTMENTS TO COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the reappointment of Dan Sauter, Kenneth Pearl and Linda Badamo to 2 year terms on the Communications Committee expiring December 31, 2004 and appoint Diane Blain and Luther Gilllispie to 2-year terms expiring December 31, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPOINTMENTS TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the reappointment of Lynette Holmes, Henry Sommerstorfer, Allen Verbrugge and Dara Brooks to the Cultural Diversity Committee for 2 year terms expiring November 30, 2004 and the reappointment of San Juanita Barrages, Raymund Macksoud and Lucretia Nister to 3 year terms expiring November 30, 2005. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Sowerby. NaysNone. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPOINTMENTS TO CONSERVATION COMMITTEE Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the appointment of Linda Steigerwald, Charles Dunlap, Brent Avery to 3 year terms on the Conservation Committee, expiring November 30, 2005, and Robert Steiner to 2 year term expiring November 30, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. AbsentTomlinson. Motion carried.

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 7 __________________________________ APPOINTMENTS TO HOUSING COMMISSION Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the appointment of David Cornelius to a 5 year term on the Housing Commission expiring January 3, 2008. Roll Call: Ayes-Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. AbsentTomlinson. Motion carried. APPOINTMENTS TO HISTORICAL COMMISSION Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the appointment of Nancy Henk, James Hungerford and Thomas A. Platz to 2 year terms on the Historical Commission expiring April 13, 2004. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPOINTMENTS TO PLANNING COMMISSION Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 8, 2002 from the Supervisor, and approve the appointment of John Truax, Pamela Weiss, and Norman A. Yurkie to 3 year terms on the Planning Commission expiring November 30, 2005. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT OF PROPERTY APPRAISER I Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 4, 2002 from the Township Assessor, and approve the appointment of Terri Berthiaume as Property Appraiser 1, effective November 25, 2002 at a beginning rate of $35,676 annually. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITION OF CLERK I-PARKS & RECREATION Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 13, 2002 from the Parks and Recreation Department and approve the appointment of Kathy Edwards as Clerk I. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried.

RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITION OF RECREATION COORDINATOR

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 8 __________________________________ Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 6, 2002 from the Parks and Recreation Director, and approve the appointment of Elizabeth Hewson as Recreation Coordinator, effective November 19, 2002 at a beginning rate of $33,566 annually. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST - IT DEPARTMENT Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 7, 2002 from the IT Director and approve the appointment of Valerie Kesler, as Communications Support Specialist, effective November 25, 2002 at a beginning rate of $35,648 annually. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. REQUEST TO HIRE NEW FIREFIGHTER Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated November 13, 2002 from the Township Fire Department, and approve the appointment of Michael S. McLaughlin, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Sowerby, Meltzer. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. PURCHASE OF OFFICE FURNITURE: TOWNSHIP ENGINEER Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive and file the correspondence from the Township Engineer, and approve the purchase of office furniture from Office Express in the amount of $4,689, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES- REGULAR MEETING OF NOVEMBER 4, 2002 Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 4, 2002, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Steiner, Fitzgerald, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES-SPECIAL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 12, 2002 Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of November 12, 2002, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF BILLS

Charter Township of Clinton Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees November 18, 2002 Page 9 __________________________________ Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to approve the bills as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT Ms. Sue Westlake of 37314 Charter Oaks congratulated the Board on the improvements to the IT department and the Township website. She also thanked the Board for the opportunity to serve on the RECREATE Committee. ADJOURNMENT Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to adjourn. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon. Nays-None. Absent-Tomlinson. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

Dennis C. Tomlinson Clerk, Charter Township of Clinton


				
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