THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF OSHTEMO
Township Board Minutes
May 25, 1999
The Oshtemo Township Board held its regular meeting at the Township Hall. The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Fleckenstein, at 7:00 p.m.
Supervisor Ron Fleckenstein
Clerk Elaine Branch
Treasurer Lois Brown
Trustee Norman Anderson
Trustee Marvin Block
Trustee David Bushouse
Trustee Fred Johnson
Also present was Richard Reed, Township Attorney and Robert Snell, Township Engineer along with 11 interested people.
Motion made by Johnson, seconded by Block to approve the minutes of our
last meeting on
May 11, 1999, as corrected. Carried.
Income to the General Fund of $6,980.27 and disbursements of $60,875.67 were reported. Fire Fund income was $18,501.77 with disbursements of $42,643.72. Motion made by Anderson, seconded by Johnson, to acknowledge the receipts and pay the bills. Carried.
INTERVIEWS FOR THE POSITION OF TOWNSHIP CLERK
Supervisor stated that with Clerk Elaine Branch=s announced retirement, effective July 1, 1999, applications were accepted to fill the position. Applications were received from two people and interviews were scheduled as follows:
7:10 p.m. Debbie Everett
7:30 p.m. Theresa Paddock
Trustee Block, Chairman of the Personnel Committee, opened the interviews by explaining that each of the two candidates would be asked a series of questions by the Board, some of which they were given ahead of time.
The questions dealt with their background/qualifications, understanding of the duties of the Clerk and the number of hours required of the position, vision of township=s future growth, vision of the Clerk as a part of the Administrative team, self rating for people skills, identifying one way to improve the township, and willingness to seek the position in the next election.
The audience was given an opportunity to make comments. There were none.
The Board thanked the candidates for their interest in the position and advised that the decision would be made on June 1, at a Special Meeting to be held at 4:00 p.m.
SANITARY SEWER CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT
WEST POINTE DEVELOPMENT
Plans for an office park to be located on the east side of North 10th Street, between W. Main Street and West Point Drive, were being prepared by West Pointe Development, L.L.C. and Dykstra Group, Inc. They are interested in extending the sanitary sewer to their site from the main that is currently being extended to the north side of the intersection of W. Main and North 10th.
An agreement had been negotiated for the construction of the line approximately 1,400 feet. The cost is expected to be $135,000 and would be fully paid by the Developer.
A resolution, stating the conditions of the agreement, was presented to the Board for their action.
A motion was made by Block, seconded by Anderson to approve the agreement, with Developer paying the $135,000. Roll call showed: Block - yes Anderson - yes Bushouse - yes Branch - yes Brown - yes Johnson - yes Fleckenstein - yes
MICHIGAN TOWNSHIPS ASSOCIATION DUES
An invoice in the amount of $4,313.14 was received for annual dues to the Michigan Townships Association. The amount includes a voluntary contribution of $244.14 towards the legal defense fund. Motion made by Anderson, seconded by Block to approve the payment of $4,313.14 for the MTA dues. Carried.
Clerk Branch reported that a group of 50 young women, under the guidance of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, completed a community service project in our Oshtemo Township Park. They created two trails through the woods along the southern boundary of the Park. A letter of appreciation had been sent.
A resolution was presented authorizing the Board to move to a closed session for the purposes of discussing and considering a written opinion from our attorney related to the KL Avenue Landfill clean-up.
Motion made by Block, seconded by Brown to adopt the resolution authorizing the close session. Roll call showed: Block - yes Brown - yes Johnson - yes Anderson - yes Branch - yes Bushouse - yes Fleckenstein - yes
At 7:45 p.m. the Board adjourned to closed session.
At 8:40 p.m. the Board reconvened.
There was no further business and the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.