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OSHTEMO CHARTER TOWNSHIP

TOWNSHIP BOARD

January 29, 2002

The Oshtemo Township Board held a special "town meeting" at the Township Hall. Supervisor VanDyke called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT:
Supervisor John VanDyke
Clerk Deb Everett
Treasurer Nancy Culp
Trustee Tom Brodasky
Trustee Lois Brown
Trustee Dave Bushouse
Trustee Jim Worline

Also present was Michael Ortega, Township Attorney, Bob Snell and Marc Elliott, Township Engineers and approximately 135 interested people.

Supervisor VanDyke advised the purpose of the meeting was to present information regarding the KL Landfill site.

Attorney Ortega presented information on the history of the landfill; Kevin Walsh of Pharmacia Corporation presented information on clean up alternatives and information from studies conducted regarding the levels of contamination. Bruce Minsley from the City of Kalamazoo presented an update on the water extension project that will be taking place in the spring. The potential future use of the property as a passive recreational site was also discussed.

Representatives from MDEQ and US EPA were present and offered the opportunity to speak. Tim Prendeville from EPA advised the request from the KL Group regarding alternative clean up methods is being considered and they hope to make a decision in about a month and the public would be invited to comment on it.

There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:50 p.m.

DEBORAH L. EVERETT
TOWNSHIP CLERK

Attested: JOHN VANDYKE
SUPERVISOR