OSHTEMO CHARTER TOWNSHIP

TOWNSHIP BOARD - Special Meeting

March 24, 2004

The Oshtemo Township Board held a special meeting at the Oshtemo Community Building. Supervisor VanDyke called the meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT:
Supervisor John VanDyke
Clerk Deb Everett
Treasurer Nancy Culp
Trustee Lois Brown
Trustee Dave Bushouse
Trustee Ted Corakis
Trustee Stan Rakowski

Also present was James Porter, Township Attorney, Fire Chief Ken Howe, Deputy Fire Chief Paul Karnemaat and 8 interested people.

Supervisor VanDyke advised he has concerns regarding the request from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department requesting indemnification concerning the dispatch procedure outlined in the contract between the Township and Life EMS.

Attorney Porter commented he feels the Township is provided with indemnification in the contract, however, Kalamazoo County is not but the issue could be resolved by a separate indemnification agreement outside the contract with Life EMS.

Motion by Brown, second by Rakowski to direct the attorney to prepare indemnification agreements in which the Township would indemnify Kalamazoo County and Life EMS would indemnify the Township. Carried.

There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

DEBORAH L. EVERETT TOWNSHIP CLERK Attested: JOHN VANDYKE SUPERVISOR