Charter Township of Orion
Special Meeting, Monday, March 1, 2010
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Matthew Gibb, Alice Young, Penny Shults, Mark Crane, Neal Porter, JoAnn Van Tassel
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: John Steimel
OTHERS PRESENT: Rochelle Beckemeyer, Jack McDowell, Lil Hutchison, Scott Rowe, Will Wilsher, Mike Gingell, Gerald Richards, George Hanley
Supervisor Gibb welcomed those present and provided an overview of the meeting format and the challenges the Township is anticipating based on projected revenue shortfalls.
Board members were asked to establish specific goals for the Orion Township multi-year budgeting process and identify areas of improvement to assist with the task of implementing the multi-year budget forecasting plan.
A multi-year budgeting video presentation by Lori Van Pelt, Director, Department of Management and Budget, Oakland County, was viewed and Board members were also presented with budgeting and forecasting information from the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association. Discussion followed regarding:
Three goals were identified to assist Board members in facilitating the multi-year budgeting process and are as follows:
Discussion followed regarding ways Orion Township can reduce operating costs by using revenue reports to track spending and identify basic core needs.
by Clerk Shults, seconded by Supervisor Gibb, to adjourn. MOTION
CARRIED The meeting was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.