Charter Township of Orion
Oakland County, Michigan
 

 

Township Board
Synopsis, Regular Meeting, Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Called meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

All members present.

Approved payment of bills in amount of $860,074.35, and payrolls in amount of $76,879.19, for total disbursement of funds of $936,953.54, as presented; and approved request by Treasurer for attendance at fall conference of Michigan Municipal Treasurers Association at cost of $575.10 (early bird rate – added).

Supervisor proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month (added).

Supervisor read proclamation for St. Joseph Church’s 80th anniversary (added).

Approved Agenda, as presented, with correction to August 19, 2008 minutes and revisions to August 27, 2008 minutes per Township legal counsel.

Approved Consent Agenda, as presented, with revisions to minutes as noted.

Approved August 18, 2008 regular meeting minutes, as submitted.

Approved August 19, 2008 special meeting minutes: 2009 Budget Work Session I, as corrected.

Approved August 20, 2008 special meeting minutes: 2009 Budget Work Session II, as submitted.

Approved August 27, 2008 special meeting minutes: Joint Zoning Workshop, as revised.

Set date for Truth-in-Budgeting Public Hearing, on proposed 2009 Budget(s) and proposed millage rates to be levied for 2008, for 8:00 p.m. on September 15, 2008 and directed Clerk to publish proper legal notice for same.

Confirmed 2008-2009 Water and Sewer Rates and amended Sections 4 and 5 of Water & Sewer Regulations, which accompany Ordinance 68, as presented.

Received and filed 2007 Paint Creek Trailway Commission Financial Statements, as submitted.

Approved request of Boy Scout Troop #128 to conduct door-to-door bottle and can drive in Orion Township, scheduled for September 6, 2008 and November 1, 2008, and waived requirements of Sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 of Ordinance 95, Peddlers & Solicitors Regulation, because of non-profit status.

Approved request of Adam Stanley of Boy Scout Troop #128 to conduct door-to-door bottle and can drive in Keatington subdivisions in Orion Township, scheduled from September 3, 2008 through October 31, 2008, to raise money for Eagle Scout project to benefit Gingellville Community Church, and waived requirements of Sections 4, 5, 6, and 8 of Ordinance 95, Peddlers & Solicitors Regulation, because of benefit to non-profit organization.

Accepted Letter of Engagement from Plante & Moran for preparation of Five (5) Year Financial Forecast Plan, as presented, at cost not to exceed $15,000 with Township assistance, and authorized Supervisor to sign it on behalf of Township.

Authorized hiring Lois Hall as Senior Center Programmer (Level 4, full-time Clerical Union position, 40 hours per week, full benefits) at starting pay rate of $14.21 per hour, effective September 13, 2008.

Approved request of Dave Skibicki and adopted resolution, as presented, allowing temporary closure of Trailway Ct. and 907-920 Ridgeview Circle, Paint Creek Ridge #3 Subdivision, on Saturday, September 13, 2008 (rain date, September 19, 2008), from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., to hold subdivision block party, and directed Clerk to forward certified copy of resolution to Road Commission for Oakland County.

Scheduled required public hearing for request from Advanced Defense Vehicle Systems (ADVS) to have building which they are leasing from Harmony – Orion, Inc., located at 4590 Joslyn Road, designated as Industrial Development District (IDD), for September 15, 2008, immediately following Truth-in-Budgeting public hearing at 8:00 p.m.

Received and filed Sewer Billing Report from Director of Public Works, as presented.

Received and filed Water Storage Report, as presented, and requested OHM to report to Township Board again, with update, at October 20, 2008 meeting.

Received and filed Building Department Report, as presented.

Received and filed Investment Report dated September 2, 2008, as presented.

Adjourned meeting at 8:30 p.m.