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					                               CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CLINTON
                          REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                   MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2002

PRESENT:               ROBERT CANNON                          SUPERVISOR
                       DENNIS C. TOMLINSON                    CLERK
                       WILLIAM SOWERBY                        TREASURER

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

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 recited. Also in attendance was John A. Dolan, Township Attorney. The Supervisor asked for a
moment of silence in memory of Frank Budd.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The Clerk asked that Items 2, 4 and 8 be deleted and the following items be added to the agenda:

       14.     REQUEST TO SCHEDULE CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS ATTORNEY-CLIENT
               PRIVILEGE CORRESPONDENCE RE GPCRDA LAND SALE

       15.     CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING PAVING PROJECT-NORTH NUNNELLY

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

1.     PUBLIC HEARING NO. 2 AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 5 - SPECIAL
       ASSESSMENT PROJECT P-1000 METROPOLE RECAPPING

Mr. Cannon reopened the public hearing. Mr. Tomlinson read correspondence from Mr. Westerman of the DPW.

Resident, Robert Livingston of 37232 Vita Marie asked about the portion of the capping in front of the school. He
pointed out that this had been done in the last several years and questioned why it was being done again and who
would be paying for that portion of the district.

Mr. O’Connor stated that the Road Commission visited the site, prepared the estimate for the district and
determined the necessity for recapping the portion in front of the school. The cost of the paving would be borne by
the residents of the district.

Mark Koltz of 37239 Vita Marie thanked Ms. Bednar and Mr. Westerman for addressing the residents concerns. He
also asked about the timeline for seeding.

Mr. Westerman expected that it would be completed this year.

Motion by Mr. Tomlinson, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to close the public hearing No. 2 and adopt Resolution No.
5 for SAD Project P-1000 Metropole Recapping. Roll Call: Ayes-Tomlinson, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung,
Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

2.     APPROVAL OF OFFICE FURNISHINGS FOR IT DEPARTMENT
Charter Township of Clinton
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
October 7, 2002
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This item was deleted.

3.     PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TEXT: PART TWELVE OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES
       OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CLINTON-PLANNING & ZONING CODE

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Sowerby, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
September 27, 2002 from the Planning Commission and adopt the proposed amendment to text of Part Twelve of
the Codified Ordinances of the Township of Clinton Planning and Zoning Code, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-
Fitzgerald, Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer, Tomlinson. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion Carried.


4.     PROPOSED REZONING FROM SP-1 SPECIAL PURPOSE (NURSING HOMES) TO RMH
       MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (HIGH-DENSITY): 6.54 ACRES AT THE SOUTHWEST
       CORNER OF METRO PARKWAY AND UNION LAKE ROAD

This item was deleted.

5.     REQUEST TO BEGIN PROCESS-NEW MASTER PLAN FOR CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
September 27, 2002 from the Planning Commission, to authorize the commencement of the process of soliciting
responses from qualified planning consulting firms through the Request for Proposal, as presented. Roll Call:
Ayes-Fitzgerald, Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer Sowerby, Tomlinson. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion
carried.

6..    SMART MUNICIPAL AND COMMUNITY CREDIT ALLOCATIONS FOR 2002-2003

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file, concur with the correspondence dated September
26, 2002 from the Finance Director and approve the 2002-2003 Municipal and Community Credit contracts with
Smart, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Sowerby, Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Tomlinson. Nays-
None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

7.     SITE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR LIBERTY INDUSTRIAL BUILDING “B”: 8.89
       ACRES FRONTING THE EAST SIDE OF MORLEY DRIVE, SOUTH OF HALL

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
September 24, 2002 from the Planing Commission and approve the site development for Liberty Industrial Building
“B”, to be located on 8.89 acres of land fronting the east side of Morley Drive, south of Hall Road, (M-59), Section
1, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Meltzer, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Sowerby, Tomlinson. Nays-
None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

8.     INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED REFUSE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

This item was deleted.
Charter Township of Clinton
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
October 7, 2002
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9.     REQUEST VARIANCE OF FENCE ORDINANCE: DORIAN FORD: 35900 GRATIOT AVENUE

Mr. Sowerby asked if there was pending litigation regarding the site and whether the Board should withhold action
because of the litigation.

Mr. Codron pointed out that the lawsuit dealt with a different matter and that the increase in the fence height and the
placement of the barbed wire was a matter of public health, safety and welfare.

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Tomlinson, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
September 26, 2002 from Mike Dorian Ford, Inc., and approve the variance to the fence ordinance for Dorian Ford
at 35900 Gratiot Avenue, as requested. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Tomlinson, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Hornung,
Cannon, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

10.    BID AWARD: TWO REPLACEMENT STAFF VEHICLES: DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND
       RESCUE

Motion by Ms. Meltzer, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
September 25, 2002 from the Township Fire and Rescue Department and approve the bid award for two
replacement staff vehicles for the Department of Fire and Rescue through the Macomb County Purchasing
Department at a cost of $22,982.50 each, as recommended. Roll Call: Ayes-Meltzer, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung,
Cannon, Sowerby, Tomlinson. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

11.    PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT UNDER W.M.D. GRANT: FIRE DEPARTMENT

Motion by Mr. Steiner, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence from Fire
and Rescue Department dated September 30, 2002, and the purchase of the Equipment under W.M.D. Grant in the
amount of $69, 244, as requested. Roll Call: Ayes-Steiner, Hornung, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby,
Tomlinson. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

12.    RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITION OF MECHANIC: PUBLIC
       WORKS

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Hornung, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
September 26, 2002 from the Department of Public Works and approve the appointment of Daniel Kay to the
position of Mechanic, effective October 9, 2002 at a starting salary of $35,016.80 annually, as requested. Roll
Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Hornung, Steiner, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby, Tomlinson. Nays-None. Absent-None.
Motion carried.
13.     RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT TO POSITION OF FLOATER: CLERK’S OFFICE

Motion by Mr. Fitzgerald, supported by Mr. Steiner, to receive, file and concur with the correspondence dated
October 1, 2002 from the Township Clerk, and approve the appointment of Shermona Gantt to the position of
Floater in the Clerk’s Office, effective October 8, 2002, at a starting salary of $22,929 annually, as requested. Roll
Call: Ayes-Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung, Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby, Tomlinson. Nays-None. Absent-None.
Motion carried.

14.    REQUEST TO SCHEDULE CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS ATTORNEY-CLIENT
Charter Township of Clinton
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
October 7, 2002
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       PRIVILEGE CORRESPONDENCE RE GPCRDA LAND SALE

Motion by Mr. Tomlinson, supported by Mr. Hornung, to schedule a closed session immediately following the
October 7, 2002 Regular Meeting to discuss the written attorney-client privilege correspondence regarding the
Grosse Pointe Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority sale of property in Lenox Township and Lipke Road and not
return to open session or take action. Roll Call: Ayes-Tomlinson, Hornung, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Meltzer,
Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

15.    CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING PAVING PROJECT-NORTH NUNNELLY

Mr. Sowerby stated that he had received numerous phone calls from the residents in the district regarding the
payment of the sum being requested by the Homeowners’ Association. He also had questions concerning how the
district was able to qualify for the 80%/20% funding through the Road Commission as there were a number of other
similar projects in the Township which would benefit from such funding. Mr. Sowerby was also concerned with
the process, good government and fairness to the residents of the Township.

Mr. Fitzgerald did not understand why this matter was being brought to the Board and felt that Mr. Sowerby should
have contacted the Road Commission if he had questions on the project and felt that to bring representatives from
the Road Commission before the Township Board might antagonize the Commission and did not want to do that.

Mr. Cannon agreed and noted that he had not received any residents’ inquiries on the paving.

Motion by Mr. Sowerby, to ask the Road Commission to send personnel to the next Township Board meeting to
answer questions about the North Nunnelly Road paving project between Moravian and Garfield. The motion died
for lack of support.

Motion by Mr. Tomlinson, supported by Mr. Fitzgerald, to receive and file the correspondence and discussion
regarding the North Nunnelly road paving project. Roll Call: Ayes-Tomlinson, Fitzgerald, Steiner, Hornung,
Cannon, Meltzer, Sowerby. Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES-REGULAR MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2002

Motion by Mr. Hornung, supported by Ms. Meltzer, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of September
23, 2002, as presented. Roll Call: Ayes-Hornung, Meltzer, Steiner, Fitzgerald, Cannon, Sowerby, Tomlinson.
Nays-None. Absent-None. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF BILLS

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ms. Judy Prather of Clinton Grove Condominiums asked about the sewer smell which was evident on Garfield
from 17 Mile to 19 Mile.
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October 7, 2002
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Mr. Cannon gave a short explanation of why it was occurring and that with the completion of the sewer work from
21 Mile Road the smell should stop. Mr. Westerman was asked to provide Ms. Prather with a full explanation
following the meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Dennis C. Tomlinson, Clerk
Charter Township of Clinton

				
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