Brandon Township

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 22, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1) Appeal #016-05 Sidwell #03-04-200-011
Name: Susan Heller
Location: 1630 N. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant requests a 4-foot variance in easement width to allow a 16-foot wide private easement. A minimum 20-foot easement width is required by ordinance.
2) Appeal #017-05 Sidwell #03-30-127-006
Name: John Forster
Location: 2174 Perry Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an addition to existing home on non-conforming lot of record, 15,000 square feet is size (20,000 square feet is required).
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in the Citizen 6/20/05

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING June 20, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willet, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the minutes of the June 6, 2005 regular meeting.
3. Approved the check processing policy interpretation.
4. Approved the resolution to rename the senior center the Edna Burton Senior Center.
5. Approved the township’s regular bills.
6. Approved the township’s pre-pays.
Approved By
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone: 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 6/27/05

charter township of brandon
planning and building
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on July 12, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
To consider the following request: Applicant requests a Home Occupation permit to permit a, by appointment, ‘skin care business? to be conducted in their home.
Common Description: 1674 S. Baldwin Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 7-4-05

SYNOPSIS
charter township OF Brandon
regular MEETING July 5, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved the agenda as amended.
2. Approved the minutes of the June 20, 2005 regular meeting.
3. Approved extending by seven days the demolition date for
the Sloan residence.
4. Rescinded the MTA Membership Renewal motion,
5. Approved the MTA Membership Renewal dues.
6. Approved the Resolution reducing the Township Constable
position to zero.
7. Approved paying the MTA Membership Renewal dues as a
pre-pay.
8. Approved the OTV Cable Coordinator Contract Renewal.
9. Approved the OTV Cable 2006 Budget as presented.
10. Approved the SMART Contract Municipal Credit FY2006.
11. Approved the Park Development Committee.
12. Approved the township’s regular bills.
13. Approved the township’s pre-paid bills.
14. Approved the trustee timesheets.
Approved by Ronald Lapp
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B.Jean McCreery,
CMC, Brandon Township Clerk

Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851

Published in The Citizen: July 11, 2005

Qualifying Income Limit to Defer Summer Property Taxes Modified
Change impacts senior citizens, veterans and persons with disabilities
The Michigan General Property Tax Act has been amended with Public Act 24 of 2005 to allow certain citizens, including senior citizens, veterans and persons with disabilities, to defer their summer property taxes if they have a household income below $35,000. The previous income level for deferment was $25,000.
At the beginning of July, treasurers across the state mailed property tax bills including information regarding property tax deferrals based on the previous $25,000 income limit. It has since been determined by the state that the new $35,000 income limit will be used in this year’s summer property tax collection.
To qualify for the deferment under the new qualifying income limit, a township resident must meet one or more of the following conditions as defined by the State Income Tax Act:
? Is a totally and permanently disabled person, blind person, paraplegic, quadriplegic, eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran or eligible widow or widower.
? Is 62 years of age or older, including the un-remarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death.
Township residents who believe they qualify under the new limit and wish to defer their summer property taxes can obtain an Application for Deferment of Summer Taxes from the Brandon Township Treasurer’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. Collection of the approved deferred taxes will be delayed until the winter property taxes are due.
Publish in The Citizen 7-25-05

Synopsis Regular meeting July 18, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the minutes of the July 5, 2005 special meeting.
3. Approved the minutes of the July 5, 2005 regular meeting.
4. Approved the Senior Center Refrigerator Disposal.
5. Approved the Clerk’s Wall of Fame.
6. Approved the Consent Agenda Policy Amendment.
7. Approved the township’s regular bills.
8. Approved the township’s pre-pays.
Approved by Ronald Lapp
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 7-25-05

SYNOPSIS
charter township OF Brandon
regular MEETIN august 1, 2005
Members present: Lapp, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the consent agent.
3. Approved the sale of the 1979 Fire Department mini-pumper with a minimum bid of $1,500.
4. Approved the Fire Department purchase and planting of trees at Station 3.
5. Approved the Fire Department request to purchase from Medtronics a 12-lead EKG unit for Station 3.
6. Approved the Fire Department request to accept the bid from Blackstone.
7. Approved the Fire Department membership dues to the North Oakland Mutual Aid Association.
8. Approved the Fire Department request to accept the bid from Summer Sprinklers to install an irrigation system at Station 3.
9. Approved the Fire Department rank changes.

Approved by Ronald Lapp
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B.Jean McCreery,
CMC, Brandon Township Clerk

Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen: 8-8-05

BRANDON twp.
charter township of brandon
planning & building
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 24, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1) Appeal #022-05 Sidwell #03-15-400-029
Name: Andrew Siring
Location: Deerpath Court (vacant).
Request: Applicant requests the following variances:
1) To permit sharing of a driveway by two residences for the first 100 feet of length.
2) To permit a 15 foot separation between driveways when they divide (minimum 30 feet is required by ordinance).
2) Appeal #023-05 Sidwell #03-30-376-012
Name: Christopher Mitchell
Location: 2834 Reese Road
Request: Applicant requests to construct new barn partially in front of the front building line of his home.
3) Appeal #024-05 Sidwell #03-30-115-015
Name: Bradley Jankow
Location: 484 Douglaston
Request: Applicant requests to construct two new decks into the required rear yard 7 & 11 feet respectfully from designated rear property line (shoreline of canal).
4) Appeal #025-05 Sidwell #03-08-200-043
Name: Michael & Dana Kochan
Location: 2053 Oakwood Road
Request: Applicant requests to maintain a 4 foot high fence in the front yard (a maximum of 3 feet is permitted by ordinance).
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 8-15-05

Brandon Fire Department is requesting sealed bids for a 1979 30 Series Chevrolet dual wheel, 4×4. It has a utility box with a 250 pump and tank. Very good condition, very low mileage.
The unit is located at 53 South Street, Ortonville. All sealed bids must be returned to Brandon Township Clerk’s Office 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 no later than 3 pm August 26, 2005.
A minimum bid of $1,500.00 is required.
Publish in The Citizen 8-15-05 & 8-22-05

Brandon Fire Department is requesting sealed bids for a 1979 30 Series Chevrolet dual wheel, 4×4. It has a utility box with a 250 pump and tank. Very good condition, very low mileage.
The unit is located at 53 South Street, Ortonville. All sealed bids must be returned to Brandon Township Clerk’s Office 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 no later than 3 pm August 26, 2005.
A minimum bid of $1,500.00 is required.
Publish in The Citizen 8-15-05 & 8-22-05

Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended.
3. Approved offering the MERS Defined Benefit program to full-time employees and elected officials, with an 8-year vesting period, prior service credit, 2% employee contribution.
4. Approved allowing employees the choice of participating in MERS or remaining with Manulife (now John Hancock) at the current rate of a 12% contribution, if Manulife (John Hancock) allows: otherwise, the Township agrees to keep the employee contribution at 12% going into an approved alternate defined contribution plan.
5. Approved making official request of Manulife (John Hancock) to transfer our funds to MERS, as well as their decision regarding employees who choose not to enroll in MERS but wish to remain in the Hancock fund.
6. Approved adoption of the Charter Township of Brandon, Michigan Cemetery Rules & Regulations as presented.
7. Rescinded the August 1 motion for the Fire Department rank changes and approved a new motion for Fire Department rank changes.
8. Approved budget amendments as presented.
Approved by Ronald Lapp
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 8-22-05

(Repeals Ordinance #101)
PREAMBLE
An ordinance to adopt by reference the Michigan Vehicle Code, including amendments enacted up to the effective date hereof. Pursuant to the authority granted the Charter Township of Brandon ordains:
ARTICLE 1
CODE ADOPTED
?1.1 The Michigan Vehicle Code, as promulgated under Act 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, and subsequent amendments through the effective date hereof, being also known as Michigan Compiled Laws 257.1 to 257.923, inclusive, is hereby adopted by reference.
ARTICLE II
REFERENCES IN CODE
?2.1 References in the Michigan Vehicle Code to ‘governmental unit? for purposes of this ordinance shall mean the Charter Township of Brandon.
ARTICLE III
NOTICE TO BE PUBLISHED
?3.1 The Township Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall publish this ordinance in the manner required by MCL 42.23, and at the same time, notice stating the purpose of the code and the fact that a complete copy of the code is available at the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times.
ARTICLE IV
PENALTIES
The penalty provided by the Michigan Vehicle Code are adopted by reference, provided, however, that the Township may not enforce any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code for which the maximum period of imprisonment is greater than 93 days.
Effective date: The Michigan Vehicle Code will be in effect as an Ordinance of the Charter Township of Brandon pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance thirty (30) days after publication.
Adopted: 8/15/05
Published 8/22/05
Effective: 9/22/05
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, PO 929 Ortonville, MI 48462 248 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 8-22-05

Motor Vehicle Code
Brandon Township, Michigan
Ordinance no. 106, Effective 9/22/2005
(Repeals Ordinance #101)
PREAMBLE
An ordinance to adopt by reference the Michigan Vehicle Code, including amendments enacted up to the effective date hereof. Pursuant to the authority granted the Charter Township of Brandon ordains:
ARTICLE 1
CODE ADOPTED
?1.1 The Michigan Vehicle Code, as promulgated under Act 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, and subsequent amendments through the effective date hereof, being also known as Michigan Compiled Laws 257.1 to 257.923, inclusive, is hereby adopted by reference.
ARTICLE II
REFERENCES IN CODE
?2.1 References in the Michigan Vehicle Code to ‘governmental unit? for purposes of this ordinance shall mean the Charter Township of Brandon.
ARTICLE III
NOTICE TO BE PUBLISHED
?3.1 The Township Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall publish this ordinance in the manner required by MCL 42.23, and at the same time, notice stating the purpose of the code and the fact that a complete copy of the code is available at the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times.
ARTICLE IV
PENALTIES
The penalty provided by the Michigan Vehicle Code are adopted by reference, provided, however, that the Township may not enforce any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code for which the maximum period of imprisonment is greater than 93 days.
Effective date: The Michigan Vehicle Code will be in effect as an Ordinance of the Charter Township of Brandon pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance thirty (30) days after publication.
Adopted: 8/15/05
Published 8/22/05
Effective: 9/22/05
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, PO 929 Ortonville, MI 48462 248 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 8-22-05

synopsis
Charter Township of Brandon
Regular meeting August 15, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended.
3. Approved offering the MERS Defined Benefit program to full-time employees and elected officials, with an 8-year vesting period, prior service credit, 2% employee contribution.
4. Approved allowing employees the choice of participating in MERS or remaining with Manulife (now John Hancock) at the current rate of a 12% contribution, if Manulife (John Hancock) allows: otherwise, the Township agrees to keep the employee contribution at 12% going into an approved alternate defined contribution plan.
5. Approved making official request of Manulife (John Hancock) to transfer our funds to MERS, as well as their decision regarding employees who choose not to enroll in MERS but wish to remain in the Hancock fund.
6. Approved adoption of the Charter Township of Brandon, Michigan Cemetery Rules & Regulations as presented.
7. Rescinded the August 1 motion for the Fire Department rank changes and approved a new motion for Fire Department rank changes.
8. Approved budget amendments as presented.
Approved by Ronald Lapp
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 8-22-05

The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a Special Meeting on September 19th, 2005, at 7:00 pm, at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of setting the millage rates for 2005.
The proposed 2005 millage rates are;
Year 2004 2005 Maximum allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0119
Police Operating 2.7500 3.0000 3.5543
Fire Operating 3.2983 3.2983 5.0000
Fire Equipment and Housing 1.0922 1.0922 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .6500 .6500 .9600
Total 8.7905 8.9905 15.5262
Millage roll back factor 1.0000
2004 Taxable values (real & personal) 477,153,100
2005 Taxable values (real & personal) 506,072,890
Increase in taxable values of 28,919,790
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only. All other millages are levied on real and personal property.
2004 Real property taxable values 465,824,940
2005 real property taxable values 492,210,360
Increase in real property taxable values 26,385,420
These millage rates will be levied on the 2005 December tax bills
B. Jean McCreery
Charter Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery , CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-5-05 & 9-12-05

ATTENTION BRANDON TOWNSHIP
CITIZENS
It is with deep regret that the DROP BOX outside the township offices will be discontinued. This was a convenience for our citizens, which we can no longer offer. The security of the box has been questioned. In fairness to all involved, this seems to be the best solution. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. Our office is opened for business from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., open through our lunch, Monday through Friday. We will be open this Saturday, September 10, 2005 from 9 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. And will be extending our hours for Sept. 12, 13 and 14, 2005 until 7:00 p.m. each day.
We look forward to serving you.
Respectfully,
Linda Owen, CPFA
Brandon Township Treasurer
Publish in The Citizen: 9-12-05

The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a Special Meeting on September 19th, 2005, at 7:00 pm, at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of setting the millage rates for 2005.
The proposed 2005 millage rates are;
Year 2004 2005 Maximum allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0119
Police Operating 2.7500 3.0000 3.5543
Fire Operating 3.2983 3.2983 5.0000
Fire Equipment and Housing 1.0922 1.0922 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .6500 .6500 .9600
Total 8.7905 8.9905 15.5262
Millage roll back factor 1.0000
2004 Taxable values (real & personal) 477,153,100
2005 Taxable values (real & personal) 506,072,890
Increase in taxable values of 28,919,790
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only. All other millages are levied on real and personal property.
2004 Real property taxable values 465,824,940
2005 real property taxable values 492,210,360
Increase in real property taxable values 26,385,420
These millage rates will be levied on the 2005 December tax bills
B. Jean McCreery
Charter Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery , CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-5-05 & 9-12-05

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING September 6, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the Consent Agenda as amended.
3. Approved the Supervisor’s Office Crop Walk Permit.
4. Approved motion to reimburse the Ericksons for the contested late tax payment and to have a policy prohibiting this in the future.
5. Approved the request for Lois Robbins to attend a Storm Water Management conference.
6. No action taken on the Pam Chester check cashing policy.
7. No action taken on the Oakland County/L. Brooks Patterson Oakland Chamber Network Magazine.
8. Approved motion to honor the Treasurer’s request for overtime and the Supervisor’s suggestion on discretionary spending.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-12-05

Synopsis
charter township of Brandon
regular meeting September 19, 2005
Members present: Lapp, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended.
3. Approved the MERS Membership Agreement for Defined Benefits.
4. Approved the Resolution for Adopting MERS of Michigan Defined Benefit – General Division.
5. Approved the Resolution for Adopting MERS of Michigan Defined Benefit – Trustee Division.
6. Approved the Resolution for Defining Hours Per Month for MERS Retirement Purposes – General Division (80 hours).
7. Approved the Resolution for Defining Hours Per Month for MERS Retirement Purposes – Trustee Division (40 hours).
8. Approved Resolution Directing Electronic Payment of Invoices to MERS.
9. Approved adopting the Verification of Trustee Service Credit Conversion Upon Promotion from Trustee Division to General Division as Policy.
10. Approved the expenditure of $700,000.00 from the Retiree Health Care Fund to the Municipal Retiree? Retirement System of Michigan, which will be paid as a pre-pay.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-26-05

Public notice posted by
charter township of brandon
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
New Cemetery Ordinance to be proposed and adopted
At the Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Brandon Board of Trustees
October 17, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Located at Brandon Township Offices
Copies of this ordinance on file in the Clerk’s office
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s
Open Meetings Act.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C., 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-3-05

Synopsis CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF
BRANDON Regular meeting October 3, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett,
Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson

1. Approved agenda as amended
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended
3. No action taken on Blackstone Construction mailbox
receptacle proposal.
4. Approved motion to deny the Nelsons? request for
payment of late fees in the amount of $36.56
5. Approved the M.E.R.S. employee 2% contribution.
6. Approved the reimbursable mileage increase effective
October 4, 2005.

Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk

Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-05

Charter Brandon Township has been working collectively with the Stony/Paint Subwatershed Group that includes representatives from Oakland and Macomb Counties, our neighboring communities, the Clinton River Watershed Council and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). The group has drafted the Stony/Paint Subwatershed Management Plan which outlines preservation goals and actions measures to maintain our high quality water resources including our lakes, streams and ultimately the Clinton River. The purpose of this public notice is to indicate that the DRAFT Stony/Paint Subwatershed Management Plan is available for public comment. The document is available for review and comment at the Brandon Township Supervisors Office, located at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan, It is also available for review and comment at the Clinton River Watershed Council, Addison Township Library, Brandon Township Library, Orion Township Public Library, Oxford Public Library and Rochester Hills Public Library. It is also available at www.crwc.org. Comments will be accepted in writing through Friday, October 21, 2005.
Posted by B. Jean Mc Creery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462. (248) 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-17-05

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING October 17, 2005
Members present: McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt
1. Approved agenda as amended
2. Approved Consent Agenda
3. Approved motion to postpone any action on the Cemetery Ordinance until the meeting of November 7th.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-24-05

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING November 7, 2005
Members present: McCreery, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda
2. Approved Cemetery Ordinance
3. Approved Consent Agenda
4. Approved waiving the size restrictions in the Seymour Lake Cemetery for the Yang family to erect monument.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 11-14-05

Notice of public hearing
November 21, 2005
at township offices
395 Mill street, ortonville
For the purpose of receiving comment on the Community Development Block Grant
Program year 2006 application in the approximate amount of $36,788.00, and to receive written and verbal comment regarding the reprogramming of existing 2005 program funds 3384E from emergency services to home chore.
The hearing is open to the public to voice their views or submit written comments. Contact Clerk, B. Jean McCreery at 248/627-2851 for further information or special services.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C., 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 11-14-05 & 11-21-05

The charter Township of Brandon
Has Adopted The Following Cemetery Protection Ordinance
Brandon Township, Michigan
Ord. no. 107 eff. November 14, 2005
An Ordinance to provide for the regulation and protection of cemetery grounds and burial lots located within the Township of Brandon and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS
Sec 1.1 BOARD.
‘Board? shall mean the Brandon Township Board.
Sec 1.2 BURIAL LOT.
‘Burial Lot? shall mean any lot or space, individually or in combination with other lots or spaces, used or to be used for the burial, interment, or preservation of human corpses or the remains thereof, including any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure or thing placed or designed for a memorial of the dead, or any fence, railing, curb, or other thing intended for the protection or ornamentation of any tomb, monument, gravestone, or other structure mentioned in this section.
Sec. 1.3. CEMETERY.
‘Cemetery? shall mean any cemetery, public or private, located within the Township of Brandon.
Sec. 1.4. PERSON.
‘Person? shall mean any natural person or any combination of persons or legal entity.
Sec. 1.5.TOWNSHIP.
‘Township? shall mean Brandon Township, Oakland County, Michigan.
Sec. 1.6. UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.
‘Unauthorized Person? shall mean any natural person or combination of persons or legal entity other than the burial lot owner or his representative, or a person having care, custody, or control of a burial lot or cemetery by virtue of law, contract or familial relationship.
Sec. 2.1 APPLICATION OF TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES.
All provisions of the Township Ordinances now in force or hereafter enacted, relating to and defining public offenses in the Township, shall, insofar as the same shall be applicable, be in full force and effect in the Township cemetery’s.
Sec. 2.2 UNLAWFUL ENTRY
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, other than duly authorized officers, officials or employees of the Township, to enter into or be upon the cemetery grounds of the Township during the time after sunset and before sunrise of any day without first obtaining the permission of the Township Clerk in charge of said cemetery. It shall further be unlawful at all times for any person to enter or leave the grounds other than by the established and open entrances or gateways.
Sec. 2.3 TRESPASS, LOITERING; EXCEPTIONS.
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter or trespass upon lots and graves of a Township cemetery or for the parent or guardian of any child under the age of sixteen to permit such child to be within said cemetery grounds unless accompanied by an adult person. Provided, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit any person having lawful business in the cemetery in connection with improvement thereof or persons visiting the graves of relatives or friends from being in said cemetery in accordance with the rules as established by the Board.
Sec. 2.4 SPEED OF VEHICLES
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle in said cemetery faster than I0 miles per hour.
Sec. 2.5 OPERATION OF VEHICLES AND PARKING.
(a) No person shall drive or move any vehicle within the cemetery except over a roadway open for vehicular traffic, or obstruct any path or driveway within the cemetery open to vehicular traffic. No person shall use the cemetery grounds or any driveway therein as a public thoroughfare or drive any vehicle through said grounds except for purposes of making deliveries in the cemetery, attending a graveside service or burial service, or visiting any grave site.
(b) It shall be the duty of the Township Clerk and his/her assistants to direct all vehicular traffic, and the clerk is authorized to direct the parking or standing of all vehicles in said cemetery .No person shall disobey or disregard the directions of the Clerk relating to the movement or standing of all vehicles within said cemetery .
Sec. 2.6 GRAVE DECORATIONS (FLOWERS, ETC.)
The placing of cut flowers or plastic flowers over individual graves shall be permitted; however, the Township shall not be responsible for the care of such flowers or the containers that they are placed in. Further, the Township shall remove, without notice, all dead, damaged, faded or unsightly grave decorations, real or artificial.
Sec. 2.7 RUBBISH; DEBRIS.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any rubbish, trash, waste materials, litter, or debris of any kind in the Township cemetery,
Sec. 2.8 PROPERTY DAMAGE
No person shall remove, molest, injure, mar, deface, throw down or destroy any headstone, monument, survey marker, corner marker, tomb, vault or mausoleum, or decoration on any cemetery lot in the Township cemetery, or open, disturb or molest any grave or place of burial therein. This shall not prohibit acts by cemetery officers and employees or public officials, in carrying out their duties nor shall this provision prohibit lot owners from engaging in repair or replacement of monuments.
Sec. 2.9 TREES, SHRUBS, AND FLOWERS.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to plant any tree, shrub or other plant in the cemetery except those permitted by the general landscape plan approved by the Board. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to cut down. injure, break or destroy any tree, shrub or other plant growing in the cemetery or to pick, pluck or cut any flower or decorative plant except as authorized by the cemetery rules.
Sec. 3.0 MONUMENTS
(a) In addition to those standards provided herein the Township Board may from time to time adopt regulations establishing standards and requirements regulating the type, location, size, material, number, the manner of placement and installation, and removal of monument markers, and plantings permitted with the Township cemetery to the extent not established by this article, and may prohibit the placement of new monuments.
(b) No monument or marker shall exceed 60? in height or 38? in width.
(c) Every monument and marker shall be placed in the space as shown on the cemetery plat or as directed by the Township Clerk. No monument or marker shall be placed unless its location has been approved by the Township Clerk and the full purchase price of the grave has been paid.
(d) No monument or marker may be constructed of limestone, sandstone, wood, or other materials which will not assure relative permanency.
(e) All markers or monuments shall be placed upon a suitable foundation and must be structurally sound and properly secured to avoid endangering public safety, health and other property. An apron of at least two (2) inches in width shall be placed around said marker or monument, which shall be made of concrete, which apron shall also be level with me surface of the ground, and which shall be affixed to the marker so as to prevent grass, weeds, or other vegetation from growing between the marker and apron. .
(f) This section and regulations that may be established by the Board shall not affect monuments or markers of plantings in existence as of the effective date, except in those instances where such monuments or markers or plantings have become unsafe.
Sec. 3.1 PENALTY
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars, and not exceeding Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, or imprisonment in the Oakland County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both, such fine and imprisonment together with the costs of prosecution.
Sec. 3.2 INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
In addition such penalties as above provided, the Township may seek such injunctive relief as may be necessary to restrain violations hereof.
Sec. 4.1 SEVERABILITY
If any section, clause, or provision of this Ordinance shall be declared to be unconstitutional or void by any court of competent jurisdiction, said section, or clause or provision shall be deemed severed herefrom without effect on the balance of the Ordinance.
Sec. 5.1 REPEAL
Brandon Township Ordinances number 58 of 1980 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 6.1 EFFECTIVE DATE.
The provisions of this Ordinance shall take effect immediately after publication.
EFFECTIVE DATE AND DECLARA TlON
This Ordinance is hereby declared and certified to have been duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan at a meeting of said Board duly called and held on the 7th day of Nov., 2005 and published in the manner prescribed by law, on the 14th day of Nov. 2005. The effective date of this Ordinance shall be Nov. 14, 2005
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 11-14-05

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON REGULAR MEETING November 21, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended
3. Approved limited tree removal by non-profit groups at township park site, and four recommendations for a development plan
4. Approved CDBG Waiver of Fund Recapture
5. Approved CDBG 2006 Subrecipient Agreement
6. Approved CDBG 2006 Allocation Recommendations
7. Approved Limited Contract Variance to Com Cast
8. Approved postponing decision on modification of sick-time policy until 12/5/05
9. Approved postponing decision on modifying tax collection procedures until 12/5/05
10. Approved postponing decision on the adoption of Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Membership and Bylaws Revisions until 12/5/05
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12-05-05

Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill Street, Ortonville
will hold a
SPECIAL MEETING and Public Hearing on December 14, 2005
6:00 P.M.
FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A ‘TRUTH IN TAXATION? PUBLIC HEARING AND TO ADOPT THE 2006 BUDGET
A copy of the proposed budget will be available in the Clerk’s office 12/6/05
at The Township Offices
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C., 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12-5-05

Brandon Township Board of Trustees
2006 Meeting & holiday Schedule
2006 Brandon Twp. Board Meetings – 7:30 pm
Jan. 09 (Due to Holiday Schedule) Jul. 03
Feb. 06 Aug. 07
Mar. 06 Sep. 05 (Due to Labor Day)
Apr. 03 Oct. 02
May 01 Nov. 06
Jun.05 Dec. 04
Brandon Township Offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays for year 2006
January 2, 2006 New Year’s Day
January 16, 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20, 2006 Presidents? Day
April 14, 2006 Good Friday
May 29, 2006 Memorial Day
July 04, 2006 Independence Day
September 04, 2006 Labor Day
November 10, 2006 Veteran’s Day (Observed)
November 23, 2006 Thanksgiving Day
November 24, 2006 Day After Thanksgiving
December 22, 2006 Christmas Eve (Observed)
December 25, 2006 Christmas Day
December 29, 2006 New Year’s Eve (observed)
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St. PO 929 Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-12-05

synopsis regular meeting December 5, 2005

Charter township of Brandon
regular meeting December 5, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved collection of property tax payment.
3. Postponed action on the the Sick-time Policy.
4. Postponed action on the Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Membership and Bylaws.
5. Approved Consent Agenda.
6. Approved Senior Center Restructuring.
7. Approved Township Health Care Plan Modifications.
8. Approved Fire Department 2005 Budget Amendments.
9. Approved Recreation Department 2005 Budget Amendments.
10. Approved 2006 Meeting and Holiday Schedule.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12-12-05

public notice
Brandon twp accepting bids
The Charter Township of Brandon will accept bids for the Newspaper of Record to publish official legal notices for the time period of January 9, 2006 to January 7, 2008. Bids must be submitted to the Clerk’s office no later than 5 pm (Wednesday) January 4, 2006 at 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
The following specifications should be included in the bid:
? Price per column inch, both retail and classified display
? Geographic area of circulation including percentage households covered in Brandon
? Circulation figures per zip code of both paid and non-paid households
? Method of delivery
? Post Offices delivered to
? School districts within circulation area
? Most current circulation audit
Posted by B. Jean McCreery,CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12-26-05

synopsis
Charter township of Brandon
regular meeting December 19, 2005
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Support.
3. Approved Consent Agenda.
4. No action taken on Treasurer’s Revisions to Policy Sections 3.0 & 3.2 (B).
5. Approved the minutes of the regular meeting of December 5, 2005 as corrected.
6. Approved the After Hours Drop Box Policy as amended.
7. Approved the Social Security Number Policy.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 1-2-06

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING January 9, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved the Social Security Policy.
3. Approved Consent Agenda.
4. Approved the Deputy Treasurer wages.
5. No action taken on the Treasurer/Mail Post Office Box.
6. Approved the pre-pays.
7. Postponed action on the Regular Township Minutes of December 19, 2005
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C., 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen January 16, 2006

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2006 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2006 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Monday March 13th 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 14th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday March 20th 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14th, 2006.
Applications for Hardship Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2005 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the hardship appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Posted by Ronald Lapp: Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in The Citizen 2-13-2006 & 2-20-2006

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING February 6, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as corrected.
2. Denied Policy Amendment, Medical Leave.
3. Denied allowing Trustee Willett to abstain from voting on the 12/19/05 minutes.
4. Approved Brandon Township Minutes of 12/19/05 Regular Meeting.
5. Approved Consent Agenda as amended.
6. Approved spending up to $1,250 to have a site plan prepared for the township park.
7. Approved Township Policy Amendment ? Hours of Work and Absences.
8. Approved Senior Center Coordinator Position Description.
9. Approved Senior Van Driver Position Description.
10. Approved Senior Center Coordinator Retirement Resolution.
11. Approved Senior Center Coordinator Promotion Resolution.
12. Approved Senior Van Program, Part Time Driver Promotion Resolution.
13. Approved the No-Haz Contract Approval Resolution as presented.
14. Tabled the Fire Department Property Purchase.
15. Approved Millage Restoration ? Request to place on August ballot.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 2-13-06

Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill St.
Ortonville, MI 48462
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
on March 6, 2006
6:00 P.M.
at Township Offices
395 Mill Street, Ortonville
For the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed purchase of the 14 acres of property that is behind McPhee’s Restaurant.
The hearing is open to the public to voice their views or submit written comments.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C., 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 2-20-06

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2006 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2006 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Monday March 13th 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 14th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday March 20th 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14th, 2006.
Applications for Hardship Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2005 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the hardship appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Posted by Ronald Lapp: Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in The Citizen 2-13-2006 & 2-20-2006

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING March 6, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda.
3. Approved Sick Time Policy.
4. Approved Summer Tax Collection 3 year contract.
5. Approved Fire Department/Medtronic Technical Service Support Agreement.
6. Approved Fire Department Policy Amendment for Minimum Attendance.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 3-13-06

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
To the qualified electors of the CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, County of Oakland, State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brandon Township Clerk’s office located at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI will be open daily, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and ON MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2006, the last day to register for the May 2nd Election, from 8:30 am until 7:00 pm for the purpose of receiving applications for the registration of the qualified electors in Brandon Township who are not already registered.
THE MAY 2, 2006 ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES TO BOARDS OF EDUCATION FOR BRANDON AND OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF DECIDING A BOND PROPOSAL FOR BRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT, as follows:
BOND PROPOSAL
Shall the Brandon School District, Counties of Oakland and Lapeer, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Seventy-Three Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($73,400,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefore for the purpose of defraying the cost of:
? Acquiring and installing technology infrastructure and equipment in and connecting School District buildings;
? Remodeling existing School District buildings, including security, technology and mechanical upgrades;
? Constructing, furnishing and equipping additions to School District buildings;
? Equipping, furnishing, re-equipping and/or refurnishing School District buildings, and acquiring school buses;
? Constructing, furnishing and equipping a new elementary school; and
? Acquiring, improving and developing sites, including playgrounds and outdoor athletic fields, facilities and structures in the School District?
The debt millage levy required to retire all bonds of the School District currently outstanding and proposed by this ballot proposal is currently estimated to remain at or below the current levy of 8.24 mills. The estimated millage to be levied in 2006 to service this issue of bonds is 0 mills ($0.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 4.85 mills ($4.85 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds may be payable in not to exceed thirty (30) years from the date of delivery. If the School District borrows from the State to pay debt service on the bonds of this issue, the School District may be required to continue to levy mills beyond the term of the bonds to repay the State.
(Under State law, bond proceeds may not be used to pay teacher or administrator salaries, routine maintenance or repair costs or other School District operating expenses.)
Posted by B. Jean McCreery,CMC Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St. PO 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248/627-2851 jmccreery@brandontownship.us
Published in Citizen March 27,2006.

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING April 3, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended.
3. Approved Country Oaks Landscape Review of Consent Agreement.
4. Approved Part-time Van Driver Hire of Helen Blair.
5. No action taken on School Bond Proposal Resolution.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-10-06

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
BUILDING CLOSURE
On Election Day, May 2, 2006, the Township Building will be closed except for the Clerk’s office for the conduct of Election Business ONLY. An Absentee Ballot Counting Board will be sequestered in this building and therefore no one else will be admitted. All other offices will be closed and inaccessible. Anyone who enters the sequestered area will be required to remain for the duration of the election.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-17-06, 4-24-06

PUBLIC NOTICE
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test has been scheduled for the following date and time for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the May 2nd, 2006 Election in BRANDON TOWNSHIP-OAKLAND COUNTY.
The Public Accuracy test will be held at
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
on April 25th, 2006 3:00p.m.
Candidates and other interested parties are invited to attend. For further information, contact the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 248-627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery,CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-17-06

BRANDON TWP.
PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
395 MILL STREET, ORTONVILLE, MI 48462
ATTENTION!
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY ANNUAL CLEAN-UP
Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, etc that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 30, 2006
The Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up and after that date, winter remains will be considered debris to be disposed.
Posted by B.Jean McCreery,CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-17-06, 4-24-06

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
BUILDING CLOSURE
On Election Day, May 2, 2006, the Township Building will be closed except for the Clerk’s office for the conduct of Election Business ONLY. An Absentee Ballot Counting Board will be sequestered in this building and therefore no one else will be admitted. All other offices will be closed and inaccessible. Anyone who enters the sequestered area will be required to remain for the duration of the election.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-17-06, 4-24-06

BRANDON TWP.
PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
395 MILL STREET, ORTONVILLE, MI 48462
ATTENTION!
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY ANNUAL CLEAN-UP
Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, etc that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 30, 2006
The Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up and after that date, winter remains will be considered debris to be disposed.
Posted by B.Jean McCreery,CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-17-06, 4-24-06

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON REGULAR MEETING May 1, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of April 3, 2006
? Study Session Minutes of April 24, 2006
? Elections Cell Phones Stipend
? 2006 ‘Ride For Wishes? request for use of parking lot
? Request for monetary support of MTA lawsuit Kalamazoo Twp. v. MDEQ
? Accumed Contract for Fire Department
? Regular Bills in the amount of $36,582.71
? Pre-pays in the amount of $582,110.09
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $2,244.94
3. Approved Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant
4. No action taken on State of MI MIDEAL Advantage Program.
5. Approved motion to send the proposed ballot language back to our attorney
6. Approved motion to move forward with the Shared Sergeant Contract
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill STreet, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 5-8-06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing May 24, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1) Appeal #006-06 Sidwell #03-29-151-003
Name: Richard & Pamela Patterson
Location: 2411 S. Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct unattached accessory building in front of home. Tabled from April 26, 2006
2) Appeal #007-06 Sidwell #03-20-354-003
Name: Michael Riddle
Location: 1935 Lake Pointe
Request: Applicant requests an extension of variances granted on May 26, 2004 to construct a new home on existing non-conforming lot of record.
3) Appeal # 008-06 Sidwell #03-30-276-012
Name: Roy Johnson
Location: 211 W. Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct a garage in front of the home.
4) Appeal # 009-06 Sidwell #03-34-101-009
Name: Daniel Reckker
Location: 3255 Perry Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to maintain existing accessory buildings on property after property is divided from 10 acres to 5 acres. Accessory buildings will exceed maximum square footage by 1662 square feet.
5) Appeal # 010-06 Sidwell # 03-14-300-030
Name: MS Development
Location: Granger & Sashabaw (vacant)
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit a sales trailer to market properties in the new Pheasant Ridge Development.
6) Appeal # 011-06 Sidwell # 03-27-426-013
Name: Bill Bayley
Location: 2600 S. Sashabaw Road
Request: Applicant requests an exclusive use access easement to an existing vacant parcel. This request would allow two easements across a single parcel. Only one easement per parcel is permitted.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 5-15-06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING June 5, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of May 1, 2006
? Renewal of Inserter/Folder Lease (Treasurer’s Office)
? Designated Funds ? Interest Designation
? Regular Bills in the amount of $60,297.64
? Pre-pays in the amount of $323,525.64
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,581.48
3. Approved Elections/Counting Board Precinct Township Building Closure August 8, 2006 and November 7, 2006
4. Approved CDBG/ADA Compliance ? Appoint Supervisor Lapp Section 504 Coordinator
5. Approved Removal of Fixed Assets from the Clerk’s and Treasurer’s Offices
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C.,Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 6-12-06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING and PUBLIC HEARING on JUNE 19, 2006 at 6:30PM to review the proposed Recreation Grant and reschedule the July 3rd Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C.,Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 6-12-06

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
BUILDING CLOSURE
The Brandon Township Board has voted to Close The Offices On Monday July 3rd due to the July 4th Holiday on Tuesday.
Regular business hours will resume Wednesday, July 5, 2006 At 8:30 A.M.
The Township Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting of July 3rd has been canceled and will be held July 10th, 2006 at 7:30 P.M.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Published in The Citizen June 26, 2006.

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006 FOR
BRANDON CHARTER TOWNSHIP
To the qualified electors of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, State of Michigan.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, 395 MILL STREET, ORTONVILLE, MI 48462, WILL BE OPEN:
MONDAY, July 10, 2006
FROM 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN SAID CITY/TOWNSHIP NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
THE AUGUST 8, 2006 PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP, FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
STATE Governor
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE State Senator and State Representative
COUNTY County Commissioner
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING:
DELEGATES TO COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES.
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL(S);
Shall the authorized charter millage for the Charter Township of Brandon as reduced by the required millage rollback which last resulted in a levy 1.0119 mills ($1.0119 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) upon taxable real and tangible personal property within the Township, be increased by .3981 mills ($0.3981 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) to offset such millage reductions for levy in the years 2006 through 2026 inclusive, which increase will raise in the first year of levy an estimated $213,131.78?
B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Clerk of Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill Street/PO 395, Ortonville, MI 48462
248/627-2851
Published in The Citizen June 26, 2006.

Brandon Township is requesting bids under Community Development Block Grant(CDBG)
Guidelines to provide the following services for the 2006 program year (June 16, 2006 – June 30, 2008).
Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please bid on one or both of the following services listed below.
Bids must include how units of service are defined, estimated number of units to be provided, value of the units of service to be provided.
1. Provide emergency food and food/personal care vouchers for low-moderate income households.
2. Provide emergency housing and utility assistance for senior, disabled and low-moderate income households.
ALL BIDS ARE DUE by 4pm on 7/21/2006, To Brandon Township Clerk B. Jean McCreery, CMC At:
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-10-06

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 26, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1) Appeal # 014-06 Sidwell # 03-35-300-009
Name: Richard Walker (Cracker Barrel)
Location: 5500 Oakhill Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit temporary signage to promote special sales. Tabled from June 28th meeting.
2) Appeal # 016-06 Sidwell # 03-30-451-007
Name: Lauer Lane
Location: 2978 Allen Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory building in front of the home and a side yard set back variance of 5 feet.
3) Appeal # 017-06 Sidwell # 03-21-404-028
Name: Cynthia & Jeffrey Allen & John & Patricia Chesser
Location: 2609 Lakeview
Request: Applicants requests an area variance expanding a non-conforming parcel of record. This request is required by a consent judgement dividing the subject parcel between the applicants.
4) Appeal # 018-06 Sidwell # 03-31-251-006
Name: Shaun & Kelly Carter
Location: 3417 Reese Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory building in front of the home.
5) Appeal # 019-06 Sidwell # 03-19-479-005
Name: William Penix
Location: 1970 Lake Pointe
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct a home addition on an existing non-conforming lot of record.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 7-17-06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING JULY 10, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
Special Township Minutes of June 19, 2006
Budget Amendments:
a. General Fund h. Recreation
b. Fire E & H i. Walnut Hills SAD
c. Fire Operating j. Zarieda SAD
d. Cemetery k. Upper Bushman SAD
e. Ambulance l. Lake Louise SAD
f. Public Contributions m. Retirement
g. Designated Funds
2006-07 Cable Budget
2006-07 Cable Coordinator Contract Renewal
Regular Bills
Pre-pays
Trustees? Timesheets
3. Approved Correction of June 5, 2006 minutes
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 7-24-06

The Charter Township of Brandon will accept bids for perimeter fencing for the Brandon Township Park beginning July 24, 2006. Bids will be accepted until no later than 5:00 p.m. August 2nd, 2006. The Brandon Township Park is located on the northeast corner of Hadley Road and Oakwood Road in Brandon Township.
The first bid shall be for chain link perimeter fencing using the specifications indicated for chain link fencing for the perimeter designated on the ‘BID ONE? site plan. This bid proposal shall be titled, ‘BID ONE: Brandon Township Park Perimeter Fencing’Chain Link.?
The second bid is for a combination of chain link and ornamental perimeter fencing indicated in the specifications for the area designated on the ‘BID TWO? site plan. This bid proposal shall be titled. ‘BID TWO: Brandon Township Park Perimeter Fencing’Ornamental/Chain Link.? Exact linear footage may be determined by viewing the actual site plan at the office of the Brandon Township Clerk, as well as obtaining a prepared Specification Packet.
Both bid proposals must include exact bidding specifications as well as itemized descriptions and linear feet calculations based on site plan park dimensions. Each bid proposal must include proof of liability insurance for the contractor as well as workmanship warrantee details.
Contractor selection is not based solely upon bid amount. Properly-titled bid proposals may be hand-delivered or mailed to the Brandon Township Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 929 (395 Mill Street), Ortonville, MI 48462-0929. Bid proposals are to be submitted in sealed envelopes and labeled as follows:
Attention Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
Bid Proposals for Brandon Township Park Perimeter Fencing/Brandon Township, Michigan
[Contractor Name/Contractor Address/Contractor Phone]
Bid Opening shall take place on August 3rd, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the township offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 and is open to the public.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal
Opportunity Employer
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, Brandon Township Clerk
P.O. Box 929, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462-0929
Phone (248) 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 7-24-06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test has been scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the August 8, 2006 Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, MI
on August 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.
in the township offices at
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Candidates and other interested parties are invited to attend.
For further information, contact the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 248 / 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7/31/06

BUILDING CLOSURE
On Election Day, August 8, 2006, the Township Building will be closed except for the Clerk’s office for the conduct of Election Business ONLY. An Absentee Ballot Counting Board will be sequestered in this building and therefore no one else will be admitted. All other offices will be closed and inaccessible. Anyone who enters the sequestered area will be required to remain for the duration of the election.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 7/31/06 & 8/7/06

NOTICE OF ELECTION PRIMARY ELECTION AUGUsT 8, 2006
IN
Charter Township Of Brandon
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Primary Election will be held in
Brandon Township
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
THE POLLS will be open 7 o’clock a.m. until 8 o’clock p.m.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 1 & 2 – Fletcher Intermediate School -300 South St Ortonville
Precinct 3 & 4- Fire Station #2 -3065 S. Sashabaw, Ortonville
Precinct 5 -Sash-Mead Clubhouse -4359 Dogwood, Clarkston
Precinct 6- Old Town Hall- 486 Mill St., Ortonville
FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
STATE GOVERNOR
CONGRESSIONAL UNITED STATES SENATOR,
REPRESENTATlVE IN CONGRESS
LEGISLATIVE STATE SENATOR,
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING:
DELEGATES TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING BRANDON TOWNSHIP PROPOSAL:
Shall the authorized charter millage for the Charter Township of Brandon as reduced by the required millage rollback which has resulted in a levy 1.0119 mills ($1.0119 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) upon taxable real and tangible personal property within the Township, be increased by .3981 mlls ($0.3981 per $1,000.00 of taxable value) to offset such millage reductions for levy in the years 2006 through 2026, inclusive, which increase will raise in the first year of levy an estimated $213,131.78.
*AV BALLOTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
Brandon Township Clerk’s Office 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box: 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
248/627-2851 B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 7/31/06

BUILDING CLOSURE
On Election Day, August 8, 2006, the Township Building will be closed except for the Clerk’s office for the conduct of Election Business ONLY. An Absentee Ballot Counting Board will be sequestered in this building and therefore no one else will be admitted. All other offices will be closed and inaccessible. Anyone who enters the sequestered area will be required to remain for the duration of the election.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 7/31/06 & 8/7/06

The Charter Township of Brandon proposes to adopt the following DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ORDINANCE
2ND READING at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting on September 5, 2006, 7:30 pm
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
PREAMBLE
The Township of Brandon has determined that an Ordinance to regulate the unlicensed sale or dispensation of drug paraphernalia used, designed, marketed or intended for unauthorized use with controlled substances necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township; and that there should be penalties for the violation thereof, and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
Section 1: Title
This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Brandon Township Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance.
Section 2: Purpose
This ordinance is enacted for the purpose of protecting public health, safety and general welfare of persons and property within Brandon Township, pursuant to the authority granted to townships in the Township Ordinances Act, Public Act 246 of 1945 (MCL 41.181, et seq.), by prohibiting possession, sale or dispensation of drug paraphernalia used, designed, marketed or intended for use with a controlled substance or substances without an appropriate license from the State of Michigan within Brandon Township, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.
Section 3: Definitions
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
3.1 Controlled substance means a controlled substance as that term is defined in Part 17 of Act 368, Public Acts of 1978 (MCL 333.7101 et seq.), as amended, the Michigan ‘Public Health Code.?
3.2 Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in preparing, testing, packaging, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substances in violation of state or local law. The term ‘drug paraphernalia? includes but is not limited to:
(1) Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing or preparing controlled substances.
(2) Scales and balances used, intended for use, or designed for use in weighing or measuring controlled substances.
(3) Separation gins and sifters used, intended for use or designed for use in removing twigs and seeds from, or in otherwise cleaning or refining, marijuana.
(4) Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons and mixing devices used, intended for use, or designed for use in compounding controlled substances.
(5) Capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used, intended for use, or designed for use in packaging controlled substances.
(6) Containers and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in storing or concealing controlled substances.
(7) Hypodermic syringes, needles and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in parenterally injecting controlled substances into the human body.
(8) Objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, or other controlled substances into the human body, such as:
a. Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens or punctured metal bowls.
b. Water pipes.
c. Smoking and carburetion masks.
d. Roach clips (meaning objects used to hold burning materials, such as a marijuana cigarette, that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand.)
e. Miniature cocaine spoons, and cocaine vials.
f. Bongs.
In determining whether or not an object is ‘drug paraphernalia,? a court or other authority should consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the following.
(1) Statements by an owner or by anyone in control of the objects, concerning its use.
(2) The proximity of the object to controlled substances.
(3) The existence of any residue of controlled substances on the object.
(4) Instruction, oral or written, provided with the object concerning its use.
(5) Descriptive materials accompanying the object which explain or depict its use.
(6) National or local advertising concerning its use.
(7) The manner in which the object is displayed for sale.
(8) Whether the owner, or anyone in control of the object is a legitimate supplier of like or related items to the community, such as a licensed distributor or dealer of tobacco products.
(9) The existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object in the community.
(10) Expert testimony concerning the use of the object.
Section 4: Prohibited Activities
(a) Possession. It is unlawful for any person to use, or possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia t manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, otherwise introduce into the human body, a controlled substance in violation of state or local law.
(b) Manufacture, delivery or sale. It is unlawful for any person to deliver, sell, possess with intent to deliver or sell, or manufacture with intent to deliver or sell, drug paraphernalia, knowing that it will be used to plant, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal inject, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body, a controlled substance in violation of state or local law.
(c) Advertisement. It is unlawful for any person to place in a newspaper, magazine, handbill, sign, poster or other publication, any advertisement, knowing that the purpose of the advertisement, in whole or in part, is to promote the sale of objects designed or intended for use as drug paraphernalia.
Section 5: Civil Forfeiture
Any drug paraphernalia used, sold, possessed with intent to use or sell, or manufactured with intent to sell in violation of this division shall be seized and forfeited to the Township.
Section 6: Penalties
Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, and/or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition, as an alternate remedy, the Township shall have the authority to proceed in any Court of competent jurisdiction to obtain an injunction, restraining order, or other appropriate remedy to compel compliance with the ordinance. Election of one of the foregoing remedies shall not preclude the application of the other remedy.
Section 7: Severability
Should any part of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional, illegal, or of no force or effect by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion thereof shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part of portion thereof.
Section 8: Effective Date
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this ordinance shall take effect on the 30th day following its adoption and publication in the local newspaper.

Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St. / PO 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-14-06

SYNOPSIS CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON REGULAR MEETING August 7, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Special Meeting Minutes of Election Commission of July 10, 2006
? Skate Park Mini Half Pipe Repairs Cost of $2,500
? Elimination of Shared O.C.S.D. Sergeant Position
? Fire Dept. Trailer Purchase in the amount of $6,000
? Fire Dept. Ambulance Purchase in the amount of $80,000
? Fire Dept. 800 mhz Agreement with Oakland Co.
? Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance ? First Reading
? National Flood Insurance Program ? First Reading
? Regular Bills in the amount of $32,323.57
? Pre-pays in the amount of $1,995,797.55
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,833.94
3. Approved Building Dept./ Mike Potvin/ Mike Toma ? 1st Reading ? Rezoning of R1-B Residential to C1-Commercial
4. Approved Village of Ortonville Easement Request
5. Approved the DTE vs. Brandon Township settlement
6. Approved the Regular Township Minutes of July 10, 2006 as amended
7. Approved the Fire Department Remodel of Station #1 at a cost of $65,000
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone (248) 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 8-14-06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 23, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1) Appeal # 020-06 Sidwell # 03-03-276-005
Name: Robin Richert
Location: 4045 Big Fish Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an addition to home on a non-conforming lot of record.
2) Appeal # 021-06 Sidwell # 03-30-112-016
Name: Doug Moon
Location: 498 Canal Dr.
Request: Applicant requests to construct addition to home on non-conforming lot of record that includes a front yard set back variance of 32.5 feet and a side yard setback variance of 5 feet.
3) Appeal # 022-06 Sidwell # 03-24-200-002
Name: Robert Hoffman
Location: Forest Hill Drive (vacant)
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 42 feet for the front yard set back and a variance of 2 feet for the rear set back to permit construction of a new home.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 8-14-06

Charter Township of Brandon
Planning & Building
Notice of public hearing
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on September 12, 2006 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following request: A request by Rick Zwiefel for a special use permit to allow outside display and or storage at his business known as ‘Antiques in the Village?.
Parcel ID # 03-19-327-010
Common Description: 1552 S. Ortonville Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 9-4-06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING September 5, 2006
Members present: Lapp, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified
2. Postponed Recreation Park Fencing Bid Proposals until September 18 Special Meeting and Public Hearing
3. Approved Consent Agenda as corrected
4. Approved National Flood Plain Amendment to Ordinance as presented
5. Approved the National Flood Plain Resolution as presented
6. Approved Potvin/Toma Rezoning
7. Approved Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-11-06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a
SPECIAL MEETING and PUBLIC HEARING on September 18, 2006 at 6:00PM to set the 2006 Millage Rates
and hold discussion regarding the recreation park fence and land balancing bids.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-11-06

TRUTH IN TAXATION
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a special meeting on September 18th, 2006 at 6:00pm, at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of setting the millage rates for 2006.
The proposed 2006 millage rates are;
Year 2005 2006 Maximum allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0046
Police Operating 3.0000 3.5000 3.5286
Fire Operating 3.2983 3.2983 5.0000
Fire Equipment and Housing
1.0922 1.0922 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .6500 .6000 .9530
Total 9.0405 9.4905 15.4862
Millage roll back factor .9928
2005 Taxable values (real & personal) $506,072,890
2006 Taxable values (real & personal) $535,372,474
Increase in taxable values of $ 29,299,584
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only. All other millages are levied on real and personal property.
2005 real property taxable values $492,427,540
2006 real property taxable values $522,320,254
$ 29,892,714
Increase in real property taxable values
These millage rates will be levied on the 2006 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-11-06

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
PREAMBLE
The Township of Brandon has determined that an Ordinance to regulate the unlicensed sale or dispensation of drug paraphernalia used, designed, marketed or intended for unauthorized use with controlled substances necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township; and that there should be penalties for the violation thereof, and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
Section 1: Title
This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Brandon Township Drug Paraphernalia Ordinance.
Section 2: Purpose
This ordinance is enacted for the purpose of protecting public health, safety and general welfare of persons and property within Brandon Township, pursuant to the authority granted to townships in the Township Ordinances Act, Public Act 246 of 1945 (MCL 41.181, et seq.), by prohibiting possession, sale or dispensation of drug paraphernalia used, designed, marketed or intended for use with a controlled substance or substances without an appropriate license from the State of Michigan within Brandon Township, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.
Section 3: Definitions
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
3.1 Controlled substance means a controlled substance as that term is defined in Part 17 of Act 368, Public Acts of 1978 (MCL 333.7101 et seq.), as amended, the Michigan ‘Public Health Code.?
3.2 Drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in preparing, testing, packaging, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substances in violation of state or local law. The term ‘drug paraphernalia? includes but is not limited to:
(1) Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing or preparing controlled substances.
(2) Scales and balances used, intended for use, or designed for use in weighing or measuring controlled substances.
(3) Separation gins and sifters used, intended for use or designed for use in removing twigs and seeds from, or in otherwise cleaning or refining, marijuana.
(4) Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons and mixing devices used, intended for use, or designed for use in compounding controlled substances.
(5) Capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used, intended for use, or designed for use in packaging controlled substances.
(6) Containers and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in storing or concealing controlled substances.
(7) Hypodermic syringes, needles and other objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in parenterally injecting controlled substances into the human body.
(8) Objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, or other controlled substances into the human body, such as:
a. Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens or punctured metal bowls.
b. Water pipes.
c. Smoking and carburetion masks.
d. Roach clips (meaning objects used to hold burning materials, such as a marijuana cigarette, that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand.)
e. Miniature cocaine spoons, and cocaine vials.
f. Bongs.
In determining whether or not an object is ‘drug paraphernalia,? a court or other authority should consider, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the following.
(1) Statements by an owner or by anyone in control of the objects, concerning its use.
(2) The proximity of the object to controlled substances.
(3) The existence of any residue of controlled substances on the object.
(4) Instruction, oral or written, provided with the object concerning its use.
(5) Descriptive materials accompanying the object which explain or depict its use.
(6) National or local advertising concerning its use.
(7) The manner in which the object is displayed for sale.
(8) Whether the owner, or anyone in control of the object is a legitimate supplier of like or related items to the community, such as a licensed distributor or dealer of tobacco products.
(9) The existence and scope of legitimate uses for the object in the community.
(10) Expert testimony concerning the use of the object.
Section 4: Prohibited Activities
(a) Possession. It is unlawful for any person to use, or possess with intent to use, drug paraphernalia t manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale, otherwise introduce into the human body, a controlled substance in violation of state or local law.
(b) Manufacture, delivery or sale. It is unlawful for any person to deliver, sell, possess with intent to deliver or sell, or manufacture with intent to deliver or sell, drug paraphernalia, knowing that it will be used to plant, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal inject, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body, a controlled substance in violation of state or local law.
(c) Advertisement. It is unlawful for any person to place in a newspaper, magazine, handbill, sign, poster or other publication, any advertisement, knowing that the purpose of the advertisement, in whole or in part, is to promote the sale of objects designed or intended for use as drug paraphernalia.
Section 5: Civil Forfeiture
Any drug paraphernalia used, sold, possessed with intent to use or sell, or manufactured with intent to sell in violation of this division shall be seized and forfeited to the Township.
Section 6: Penalties
Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, and/or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition, as an alternate remedy, the Township shall have the authority to proceed in any Court of competent jurisdiction to obtain an injunction, restraining order, or other appropriate remedy to compel compliance with the ordinance. Election of one of the foregoing remedies shall not preclude the application of the other remedy.
Section 7: Severability
Should any part of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional, illegal, or of no force or effect by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion thereof shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part of portion thereof.
Section 8: Effective Date
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this ordinance shall take effect on the 30th day following its adoption and publication in the local newspaper.
Adopted: _9/5/06
Published: 9/11/06
Effective: 10/11/06
EFFECTIVE DATE AND DECLARATION
This Ordinance is hereby declared and certified to have been duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan at a meeting of said Board duly called and held on the 5th day of September, 2006 and published in the manner prescribed by law, on the 11th day of September, 2006. The effective date of this Ordinance shall be October 11, 2006.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, MCM, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St./ PO 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 9-11-06

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing September 27, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1) Appeal # 023-06 Sidwell # 03-04-400-027
Name: Brandon Township
Location: Hadley Road (vacant)
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit graveled parking area in proposed Township Park.
2) Appeal # 024-06 Sidwell # 03-03-400-034
Name: Chris Nelson
Location: 116 Briar Ridge Lane
Request: Applicant requests a 9-foot side yard set back variance to construct a shed 16 feet from side property line (25 feet required by ordinance).
3) Appeal # 025-06 Sidwell # 03-19-477-011
Name: John Dickie
Location: Viola Drive (vacant)
Request: Applicant requests a 12-foot wetland buffer variance to construct new home 13 feet inside buffer zone (25 feet required by ordinance).
4) Appeal # 026-06 Sidwell # 03-23-100-002
Name: William Mullins
Location: 1247 S. Sashabaw Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit construction of an accessory building in front of home.
5) Appeal # 027-06 Sidwell # 03-08-200-045
Name: Alyce Wingett
Location: 1985 Oakwood Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit open parking/storage of trailer over 10,000 GVW on less than 10 acres (2.5 acres).
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 9-18-06

ORDINANCE No.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN
AN AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE NO. 98, (DATED APRIL 4, 2005) FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
PROVISIONS
An ordinance to amend the existing Ordinance Number 98, designating an enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Brandon located in Oakland County, under the provisions of the State Construction Code Act, Act No. 230 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended.
The Charter Township of Brandon ordains
Section 1. AGENCY DESIGNATED. Pursuant to the provisions of the state construction code, in accordance with Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, the Director of Building and Planning of the Charter Township of Brandon is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Brandon under Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, State of Michigan. The Charter Township of Brandon assumes responsibility for the administration and enforcement of said Act through out its corporate limits.
Section 2. CODE APPENDIX ENFORCED. Pursuant to the provisions of the state construction code, in accordance with Section 8b(6) of Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, Appendix G of the Michigan Building Code shall be enforced by the enforcing agency within the Charter Township of Brandon.
Section 3. DESIGNATION OF REGULATED FLOOD PRONE HAZARD AREAS. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Entitled “Flood Insurance Study, Oakland County, Michigan, and Incorporated Areas” and dated September 29, 2006 and the Flood Insurance Rate Map(s) (FIRMS) panel number(s) of, 26125C0050F, 26125C0075F, 26125C0180F, 26125C0185F, 26125C0190F, 26125C0195F, 26125C0205F, 26125C0211F, and 26125C0212F and dated September 29, 2006 are adopted by . reference and declared to be a part of Section 1612.3 of the Michigan Building Code.
Section 4. REPEALS. All ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Section 5. PUBLICATION. This ordinance shall be effective after legal publication and in accordance with the provisions of the Act governing same.
This ordinance duly adopted on September 5, 2006 at a regular meeting of the Township Board of the Charter Township of Brandon.
Motion By: Tom Stowell
Second By: Charlene Carlson
Yeas: 6
Nays 0 1-Absent
Signed on: 9-11-06
By B. Jean McCreery
Jeannie McCreery, Township Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon
Attested on: 9-11-06
By Ronald Lapp, Township Supervisor of the Charter Township of Brandon
This ordinance was published on 9-18-06
Effective: 10-18-06
Publish in The Citizen 9-18-06

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a Special Meeting of the Election Commission
on October 2nd, 2006
at 7:00 pm
for the purpose of setting the roster of election workers
for the November General Election
at the Township Offices.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C., 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10/2/06

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006 FOR
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
To the qualified electors of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON WILL BE OPEN:
TUESDAY, October 10, 2006
FROM 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN SAID CITY/TOWNSHIP NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
THE NOVEMBER 7, 2006 GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
STATE Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Two Members of the State Board of Education, Two Members of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, Two Members of the Michigan State Board of Trustees, Two Members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator, Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE State Senator, State Representative
COUNTY County Commissioner
JUDICIAL Two Justices of the Supreme Court (Incumbent Positions), Three Judges of the Court of Appeals ? 2nd District (Incumbent Positions), Six Judges of the Circuit Court ? 6th Circuit (Incumbent Positions), One Judge of the Probate Court (Incumbent Position).
LOCAL Two Members of the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees.
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:
STATE PROPOSAL 06-1
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE THAT MONEY HELD IN CONSERVATION AND RECREATION FUNDS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES
STATE PROPOSAL 06-2
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO BAN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS THAT GIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS BASED ON THEIR RACE, GENDER, COLOR, ETHNICITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR CONTRACTING PURPOSES
STATE PROPOSAL 06-3
A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 160 OF 2004 ? AN ACT TO ALLOW THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HUNTING SEASON FOR MOURNING DOVES
STATE PROPOSAL 06-4
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT GOVERNMENT FROM TAKING PRIVATE PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR CERTAIN PRIVATE PURPOSES
STATE PROPOSAL 06-5
A LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH MANDATORY SCHOOL FUNDING LEVELS
AND OXFORD SCHOOL PROPOSAL:
Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, exempting therefrom principal residence and qualified agricultural property as defined by law, in Oxford Area Community Schools, Oakland and Lapeer Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2007 to 2016, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2007 is approximately $5,400,000 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2006 tax levy)
COUNTY TREASURER’S STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT NO. 62 OF THE PUBLIC ACTS OF 1933 AS AMENDED
I, Patrick M. Dohany, County Treasurer of the County of Oakland, State of Michigan, do hereby certify that according to the records in my office, as of April 8, 2005 the total of all voted increases in the tax rate limitation above the 18 mills established by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 affecting taxable property in the Township of Brandon, in the County of Oakland, is as follows:
YEARS INCREASE
LOCAL UNIT VOTED INCREASE EFFECTIVE
Oxford Area Schools 18.00 1997 ? 2006 Incl.
County School District 3.6483 Unlimited
of Oakland Co.
County of Oakland . 25 2002 to 2011 Incl.
Oakland Community College 1.00 Unlimited
. 80 2002 to 2011 Incl.
*AV BALLOTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
Brandon Township Clerk’s Office , 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, 248 627-2851, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 10/2/06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING October 2, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of September 5, 2006
? Special Meeting Minutes of September 18, 2006
? Regular Bills in the amount of $38,393.73
? Pre-pays in the amount of $271,533.72
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $2,244.94
3. Accepted the First Reading of the Proposed Alcohol/Controlled Substance Emergency Response Cost Recovery Ordinance.
4. Approved Motion to Postpone Action on Treasurer’s Purchase of Separate Mail Box.
5. Approved Smart Municipal Credit Contract for 2007.
6. Approved SMART Allocation to Recreation.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone: 248-627-2851
Published Citizens Newspaper 10/09/06

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing October 25, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 028-06 Sidwell # 03-33-100-046
Name: Keith LaCroix
Location: 3291 Hickory Ridge
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 676 square feet in area to permit construction of an accessory building 1900 square feet in size. Maximum allowed by ordinance is 1224 square feet. Applicant also requests a side yard set back variance of 10 feet.
2) Appeal # 029-06 Sidwell # 03-17-200-035
Name: Robert Brinker
Location: 1335 Beth Lane
Request: Applicant requests the following variances to permit construction of an accessory building:
1) Area variance of 338 square feet, permitting 1280 square foot barn (maximum allowed 942 square feet).
2) Side yard set back variance of 9 feet.
3) A variance to permit building to be constructed in front of home.
3) Appeal # 030-06 Sidwell # 03-17-401-006
Name: Erik Lessel
Location: 1712 Kent Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 2/10ths of an acre to permit property division down to 2.31 acres (2.5 acres required by ordinance).
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Published Citizens Newspaper 10/16/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING
for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING
on October 30, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St. Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
to receive public comments and written requests
for the use of Oakland County Community
Development Block Grant Funds
for Program Year 2007 in the approximate amount of $36,788.
For further information, contact Brandon Township Clerk
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Clerk, B. Jean McCreery at (248) 627-2851 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-16-06

NOTICE OF ELECTION
GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 7TH 2006
IN
Charter Township of Brandon
To the Qualified Electors: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in
Brandon Township
Oxford School District
Oakland Community College District
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
THE POLLS will be open 7 o’clock a.m. until 8 o’clock p.m.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 1 & 2 ?
Fletcher Intermediate School – 300 South St. Ortonville
Precinct 3 & 4 ?
Fire Station #2 – 3065 S. Sashabaw, Ortonville
Precinct 5 ?
Sash-Mead Clubhouse – 4359 Dogwood, Clarkston
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill St., Ortonville
_____________________________________________________________________
THE NOVEMBER 7, 2006 GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
STATE Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Two Members of the State Board of Education, Two Members of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, Two Members of the Michigan State Board of Trustees, Two Members of the Wayne State University Board of Governors
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator, Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE State Senator, State Representative
COUNTY County Commissioner
JUDICIAL Two Justice of the Supreme Court (Incumbent Positions), Three Judges of the Court of Appeals ? 2nd District (Incumbent Positions), Six Judges of the Circuit Court ? 6th Circuit (Incumbent Positions), One Judge of the Probate Court (Incumbent Position),
LOCAL Six Members of the Oakland Community College Board of Trustees
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:
STATE PROPOSAL 06-1
A proposed constitutional amendment to require that money held in conservation and recreation funds can only be used for their intended purposes.
STATE PROPOSAL 06-2
A proposal to amend the state constitution to ban affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based on their race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin for public employment, education or contracting purposes.
STATE PROPOSAL 06-3
A referendum on Public Act 160 of 2004 ? An Act to allow the establishment of a hunting season for mourning doves.
STATE PROPOSAL 06-4
A proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit government from taking private property by eminent domain for certain private purposes.
STATE PROPOSAL 06-5
A legislative initiative to establish mandatory school funding levels.
OXFORD SCHOOL PROPOSAL:
Shall the currently authorized millage rate limitation of 18 mills ($18.00 on each $1,000.00 of taxable valuation) on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, exempting therefrom principal residence and qualified agricultural property as defined by law, in Oxford Area Community Schools, Oakland and Lapeer Counties, Michigan, be renewed for a period of 10 years, 2007 to 2016, inclusive, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2007 is approximately $5,400,000 (this is a renewal of millage which will expire with the 2006 tax levy)?
COUNTY TREASURER’S STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT NO. 62 OF THE PUBLIC ACTS OF 1933 AS AMENDED
I, Patrick M. Dohany, County Treasurer of the County of Oakland, State of Michigan, do hereby certify that according to the records in my office, as of April 8, 2005 the total of all voted increases in the tax rate limitation above the 18 mills established by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 affecting taxable property in the Township of Brandon, in the County of Oakland, is as follows:
YEARS INCREASE
LOCAL UNIT VOTED INCREASE EFFECTIVE
Oxford Area Schools 18.00 1997 ? 2006 Incl.
County School District
of Oakland Co. 3.6483 Unlimited
County of Oakland 25 2002 to 2011 Incl.
Oakland Community College 1.00 Unlimited
.80 2002 to 2011 Incl.
*AV BALLOTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:
Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
248/ 627-2851
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 10-23-06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING
for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING
on October 30, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St. Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
to receive public comments and written requests for the use of Oakland County Community Development Block Grant Funds for Program Year 2007 in the approximate amount of $36,788;
and, to receive public comment on Fire Department property purchase.
For further information regarding CDBG, contact Brandon Township Clerk;
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Clerk, B. Jean McCreery at (248) 627-2851 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851.
Published in Citizen October 23, 2006.

BUILDING CLOSURE
On Election Day, November 7th , 2006, the Township Building will be closed except for the Clerk’s office for the conduct of Election Business ONLY. An Absentee Ballot Counting Board will be sequestered in this building and therefore no one else will be admitted. All other offices will be closed and inaccessible. Anyone who enters the sequestered area will be required to remain for the duration of the election.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-30-06 & 11-6-01

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test has been scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the November 7th, 2006 Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, MI
on November 1, 2006 at 11:00 AM
in the township offices at
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Candidates and other interested parties are invited to attend.
For further information, contact the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 248 / 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 10-30-06

charter township of brandon
planning & building
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing November 15, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 031-06 Sidwell # 03-20-301-011
Name: Juan Louis Granado
Location: 539 East Glass Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an unattached garage on a non- conforming lot of record.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 11-06-06

The charter township of brandon has adopted the following ordinance at the regular brandon township board meeting of november 6, 2006
ALCOHOL/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE COST RECOVERY
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN
ORDINANCE NO. #112, EFFECTIVE 12-13, 2006
PREAMBLE
An Ordinance to provide cost recovery related to emergency responses where intoxicating liquor or controlled substance use is determined to be involved.
Pursuant to the general Ordinance authority granted Charter Townships and consistent with the provision of 345 PA 1998, the Charter Township of Brandon ordains:
ARTICLE I
1.1 This article is adopted for the purpose and intent of requiring the reimbursement of costs incurred by the Charter Township of Brandon in making responses by Township Police, Fire or other personnel to accidents or incidents involving persons who operate motor vehicles or engage in other actions while under the influence of or impaired by intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, oR a combination thereof.
ARTICLE II
2.1 ThiS article shall be known and may be referred to or cited as the Brandon Township Alcohol/Controlled Substance Emergency Response CoSt Recovery ordinance.
ARTICLE III: DEFINITIONS
When used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
3.1 Emergency response means the dispatch, provision or utilization of police, fire fighting, emergency medical, rescue services and/or other personnel by the township or by a law enforcement agency or private individual or entity operating at the request or direction of the township in connection with an incident resulting in a traffic stop or arrest, personal injury, property damage and/or controlling or operating a motor vehicle where one or more of the participants or drivers were acting while impaired by, or under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance or a combination of intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance.
3.2 Expense of an emergency response means the direct and reasonable costs incurred by the township, or a private person or entity operating at the request or direction of the township, when making an emergency response to the accident or incident, including the costs of providing law enforcement, fire fighting and emergency medical and/or rescue services at the scene. These costs further include, but are not limited to, all of the salaries and wages of the personnel responding to the incident, all salaries and wages of the township personnel engaged in investigation, supervision and report preparation, all costs connected with supervision and report preparation, all costs connected with the administration and provision of all chemical tests to blood, breath or urine and all costs related to any prosecution of the person involved in the incident.
3.3 Person responsible. Any person is liable for the expense of an emergency response, if while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the combined influence of an intoxicating liquor and a controlled substance, such person’s operation of a motor vehicle or other action proximately creates or causes any enforcement action, personal injury/property damage incident or accident resulting in an emergency respouse.
3.4 Presumptions. For the purpose of this article, a person is under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, or the combined influence of an intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, when his or her physical or mental abilities are impaired to a degree that he or she no longer has the ability to operate a motor vehicle with the caution characteristic of a sober person of ordinary prudence. Further, it shall be presumed that a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired or under the influence of an intoxicating liquor if a chemical analysis of his or her blood, urine or breath indicates that the amount of alcohol in his or her blood was in excess of five one-hundredths of one (0.05) percent.
article iv: assessment of COST
4.1 Charge against person. The expense of an emergency response shall be a charge against the person liable for the expenses under this article. The charge constitutes a debt of that person and is collectible by the township for incurring those costs in the same manner as in the case of an obligation under a contract, express or implied. Additionally, the 52/2 Judicial District Court is authorized to collect the above-described debt for the township and may charge a service fee for such collection in an amount mutually agreed upon by the court and the township.
4.2 Cost of recovery schedule. The township shall, by resolution, adopt a schedule of the costs included within the expense of an emergency response. This schedule shall be available to the public from the township clerk.
4.3 Billing. The township clerk or his/her designee, within thirty (30) days of receiving the itemized costs, or any part thereof, incurred by the township for emergency response, submit a bill for these costs by first class mail or personal service to the person liable for the expenses as enumerated under this article. The bill(s) shall require full payment in thirty (30) days from the date of service.
ARTICLE V; COST RECOVERY
5.1 Failure to pay; procedure to recover costs. Any failure, by the person described in this article as liable for the expense of an emergency response, to pay the bill within thirty (30) days of service shall be considered an act of default. The failure to pay may further be considered a violation of probation if the payment was ordered by the court at the time of sentencing. The township may commence civil suit to recover the expenses and all costs allowed by law.
ARTICLE VI SEVERABILITY
6.1 The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this ordinance.
ARTICLE VII; NOTICE TO BE PUBLISHED
7.1 The Township Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall publish this ordinance in the manner required by MCL 42.23.
Effective date: The Emergency Response Cost Recovery will be in effect as an Ordinance of the Charter Township of Brandon pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance thirty (30) days after publication.
Adopted: 11/6/06
Published: 11/13/06
Effective: 12/13/06
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 11-13-06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING November 6, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of October 2, 2006
? Minutes of the Election Commission of October 2, 2006, Budget Study Sessions of 10/16 and 23, 2006, and Special Meeting and Public Hearings of October 30, 2006
? Compensation to Recording Secretary increased from $50 to $65 per meeting
? 2006 Budget Amendments ? Recreation Department
? Regular Bills in the amount of $36,956.77
? Pre-pays in the amount of $403,720.14
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $2,369.50
3. Approved 2nd reading and adoption of Alcohol/Controlled Substance Cost Recovery Ordinance.
4. Approved purchase of Fire Department equipment.
5. Approved language of Fire Dept property purchase agreement.
6. Approved Fire Department loan from Chase Bank.
7. Approved hiring of paid call firefighters Robert Roop and Kenneth Kiley.
8. Approved hiring of paid call firefighters Ryan Fusina, Steve Koss and Aaron Starkey subject to interviews and background checks.
9. Approved motion to allow Trustee Carlson to abstain from voting on the CDBG Resolution, as she is a Youth Assistance board member.
10. Approved Resolution of CDBG 2007 Application.
11. Postponed the UNISON Cell Tower Purchase until the December meeting.
12. Approved request to have one Post Office box for township mail.
13. Approved Truck Purchase for Recreation Department.
14. Approved 1st reading of rezone of M15/Subway.
15. Approved Resolution to Vacate Seymour Lane.
16. Approved Upper Bushman SAD Extension of Contract 2006 ? 2010.
17. Approved Ortonville Cable TV Equipment Purchase as a Prepay.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 11-13-06

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING, NOVEMBER 28, 2006, 6:00 PM
FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING
On the 2007 Budget and to approve the 2007 General Appropriations Act.
Copies of the budget are available in the clerk’s office for the general public.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 11-20-06

Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI
The Charter Township of Brandon is accepting sealed bids for its used 1996 S-10 Chevrolet pick-up truck until 12:00 noon on December 15, 2006. The truck, which is White with a V-6 motor and a speedometer reading of 113,414 miles, is in need of the following: fuel lines, brakes, rear axle assembly, U-bolts, tailgate latch, and has rust in numerous spots, and will be sold in as-is condition. The highest bid will be accepted; payment to be in the form of cash or a cashier’s check to Brandon Township Treasurer.
Send or drop off sealed bids to:
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street / P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Bid Opening will take place at the Township offices on December 15, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. The sale is final. The Township accepts no responsibility for any repairs and is absolved of any liability associated with the truck after the sale.
Publish in The Citizen 12/4/06

charter township of brandon
zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing December 20, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 032-06 Sidwell # 03-09-376-010
Name: Allan Witherspoon
Location: 2351 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit construction of a garage in front of the home.
2) Appeal # 033-06 Sidwell # 03-09-376-015
Name: Jason C. Muz
Location: 2233 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a time extension to maintain accessory building (barn) on a vacant parcel. An extension was previously granted by the appeal board on October 27, 2004.
3) Appeal # 034-06 Sidwell #03-28-400-014
Name: Edward Kaleel
Location: 2523 Pheasant Run
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit construction of a garage in front of the home.
4) Appeal #035-06 Sidwell #03-19-477-011
Name: John Dickie
Location: Viola Ct.
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit construction of a new home partially in the 25 foot wetland buffer area.
5) Appeal #036-06 Sidwell #03-11-400-021
Name: James Lumber/Terry Combs
Location: 243 N. Hurd Road
Request: Applicant requests a 20 foot side yard set back variance to permit construction of a garage 5 feet from the side property line. A minimum 25-foot set back is required by ordinance.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917
Publish in The Citizen 12/04/06

2007 Brandon Twp. Board Meetings ? 7:30 pm
Jan. 08 (Due to Holiday Schedule) Jul. 02
Feb. 05 Aug.06
Mar. 05 Sep.04 (Due to Labor Day)
Apr. 02 Oct.01
May 07 Nov.05
Jun. 04 Dec.03
Township Offices will be closed
in observance of the following Holidays and
May 8th Election Day for year 2007
January 1, 2007 New Year’s Day
January 15, 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19, 2007 Presidents? Day
April 06, 2007 Good Friday
May 8th, 2007 Election Day
May 28, 2007 Memorial Day (Observed)
July 04, 2007 Independence Day
September 03, 2007 Labor Day
November 12, 2007 Veterans? Day (Observed)
November 22, 2007 Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2007 Day After Thanksgiving
December 24, 2007 Christmas Eve (Observed)
December 25, 2007 Christmas Day
December 31, 2007 New Year’s Eve (observed)
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12/11/06, 12/18/06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON REGULAR MEETING December 4, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as corrected.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as presented, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of November 6, 2006
? Special Meeting Minutes of November 21, and 28, 2006
? Holiday and Meeting Schedule for 2007
? Year-End Prepays
? Depository Resolution
? Budget Appropriations Act
? MDOT Application for Permit for miscellaneous operations in right-of-way
? Recreation Park ? Approach Contract Change Order
? Regular Bills in the amount of $24,581.84
? Pre-pays in the amount of $439,970.66
? Trustees? Timesheets in the Amount of $1,611.26
3. Approved M-15 Dortch/Subway 2nd Reading
4. Rejected the Unisom Cell Tower Purchase.
5. Approved Fire Department Payment to Old Mill.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 12/11/06

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING December 4, 2006
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as corrected.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as presented, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of November 6, 2006
? Special Meeting Minutes of November 21, and 28, 2006
? Holiday and Meeting Schedule for 2007
? Year-End Prepays
? Depository Resolution
? Budget Appropriations Act
? MDOT Application for Permit for miscellaneous operations in right-of-way
? Recreation Park ? Approach Contract Change Order
? Regular Bills in the amount of $24,581.84
? Pre-pays in the amount of $439,970.66
? Trustees? Timesheets in the Amount of $1,611.26
3. Approved M-15 Dortch/Subway 2nd Reading
4. Rejected the Unisom Cell Tower Purchase.
5. Approved Fire Department Payment to Old Mill.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12/18/06

2007 Brandon Twp. Board Meetings ? 7:30 pm
Jan. 08 (Due to Holiday Schedule) Jul. 02
Feb. 05 Aug.06
Mar. 05 Sep.04 (Due to Labor Day)
Apr. 02 Oct.01
May 07 Nov.05
Jun. 04 Dec.03
Township Offices will be closed
in observance of the following Holidays and
May 8th Election Day for year 2007
January 1, 2007 New Year’s Day
January 15, 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19, 2007 Presidents? Day
April 06, 2007 Good Friday
May 8th, 2007 Election Day
May 28, 2007 Memorial Day (Observed)
July 04, 2007 Independence Day
September 03, 2007 Labor Day
November 12, 2007 Veterans? Day (Observed)
November 22, 2007 Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2007 Day After Thanksgiving
December 24, 2007 Christmas Eve (Observed)
December 25, 2007 Christmas Day
December 31, 2007 New Year’s Eve (observed)
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 12/18/06

charter township of brandon
zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing January 24, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 033-06 Sidwell # 03-09-376-015
Name: Jason C. Muz
Location: 2233 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a time extension to maintain accessory building (barn) on a vacant parcel. An extension was previously granted by the appeal board on October 27, 2004. Tabled from December 20, 2006 meeting.
2) Appeal # 001-07 Sidwell #03-15-276-003
Name: Brad Jeffrey
Location: 3930 Poli
Request: Applicant requests the following variances to permit completion of new barn.
(1) Total area variance of 636 square feet (maximum 4164 square feet permitted.)
(2) Height variance of 13 feet to permit an overall height of 33 feet (maximum 20 feet permitted.)
(3) Variance to maintain accessory building in front of home.
3) Appeal #002-07Sidwell #03-19-476-033 Name: Brian Spencer
Location: 1949 Viola
Request: Applicant requests the following variances to permit reconstruction of accessory building.
(1)Variance to maintain accessory building in front yard.
(2)Total area variance of 230 square feet (maximum 538 square feet permitted.)
(3)A front yard set back variance of 17 feet to permit accessory building 18 feet from property line.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 1/08/07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 8, 2007
Members present: Lapp, Owen, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of December 4th, 2006
? Special Meeting Minutes of December 13th, 2006
? Additional Banks to the Depository Funds Resolution of 2007
? Re-appoint Members of Board of Review
? Resolution supporting recall of AutoMARK Voting Equipment
? SMART ? Third Party Contract FY2007
? Travel Reimbursement Rate Increase
? Tri-Party Funding Gravel Program
? Regular Bills in the amount of $13,770.70
? Pre-pays in the amount of $578,247.78
3. Approved MERS Retiree Funding Vehicle Uniform Resolution.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 1-22-07

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Brandon Charter Township is accepting sealed bids from qualified licensed contractors for minor renovations to Brandon Fire Station #1.
Sealed bids should be delivered to B. Jean McCreery, Brandon Township Clerk, no later than:
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill Street
P.O.Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Bids will be opened at 1:30 p.m. on February 20, 2007 in the Brandon Township Office Complex at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
No oral, telegraph or telephone proposals or modifications shall be considered.
Prior to submitting bids contractors are required to meet with Fire Chief Bob McArthur to discuss bid specifications.
The process by which a Contractor will be selected will not be based upon the bid price alone. The Fire Chief reserves the right to interview the bidders to discuss their qualifications, the completeness of their bids, their understanding of the work, any alternatives or discrepancies they would like to discuss before a contract is signed.
All proposals shall remain firm for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after official opening of bids. All Bid Proposals submitted shall be on the form provided and found in the specifications packet.
Requests for copies of the plans and specifications for this renovation and any questions regarding this renovation should be directed to Robert McArthur, Fire Chief, Brandon Fire Department, 53 South Street, Ortonville, Michigan, 248-627-4000.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery,CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill St./PO929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248/627-2851
Published in The Citizen January 29, 2007 and February 5, 2007.

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Brandon Charter Township is accepting sealed bids from qualified licensed contractors for minor renovations to Brandon Fire Station #1.
Sealed bids should be delivered to B. Jean McCreery, Brandon Township Clerk, no later than:
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill Street
P.O.Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Bids will be opened at 1:30 p.m. on February 20, 2007 in the Brandon Township Office Complex at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
No oral, telegraph or telephone proposals or modifications shall be considered.
Prior to submitting bids contractors are required to meet with Fire Chief Bob McArthur to discuss bid specifications.
The process by which a Contractor will be selected will not be based upon the bid price alone. The Fire Chief reserves the right to interview the bidders to discuss their qualifications, the completeness of their bids, their understanding of the work, any alternatives or discrepancies they would like to discuss before a contract is signed.
All proposals shall remain firm for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after official opening of bids. All Bid Proposals submitted shall be on the form provided and found in the specifications packet.
Requests for copies of the plans and specifications for this renovation and any questions regarding this renovation should be directed to Robert McArthur, Fire Chief, Brandon Fire Department, 53 South Street, Ortonville, Michigan, 248-627-4000.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery,CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill St./PO929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248/627-2851
Published in The Citizen January 29, 2007 and February 5, 2007

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING February 5, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of January 8, 2007
? Extension of 998 [Summer Deferred Taxes] to February 28, 2007
? Septemberfest ? Corporate Sponsor
? 2006 Budget Amendments: GF101, FE&H205, Police 207, Designated Funds250
? 2007 Budget Amendments: Designated Funds250
? Pre-pays in the amount of $395,498.17
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,232.14
3. Approved motion to rescind the original motion from the January meeting approving the pre-pays with total adjusted.
4. Approved motion to adopt original amounts for January pre-pays.
5. Approved Building Department Condemnation Request for 255 Hurd Road.
6. Approved Building Department Condemnation Request for 2330 Ortonville Road.
7. Approved Building Department Condemnation Request for 1717 Woodfield.
8. Approved motion to take Betty Street Rezone Request back to the Planning Commission for further study.
9. Approved Pension Plan, Administration and Healthcare ? New Ordinance #113
10. Authorized the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the Oakland County Wireless Agreement when it is drafted.
11. Approved paying the Traffic Improvement Association Dues.
12. Approved the invoice for the township attorney.
13. Approved the regular bills.
14. Approved motion to bring the designation of Right of Way Funds back to the board when the Park Committee has more accurate information.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St, PO 929, Ortonville, MI 48462

charter township of brandon
zoning board of appeals
notice of public hearing
regular meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will l hold a Public Hearing February 28, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 003-07 Sidwell #03-05-476-002
Name: Harold Allen/Abie Mobile Housing
Location: 1103 Honert Road
Request: Applicant requests to set temporary mobile home on property due to destruction of residents home by recent fire.
2) Appeal #004-07 Sidwell #03-32-400-012
Name: Silverman Development Company
Location: Ortonville Road (vacant)
Request: Applicant requests to be permitted to encroach into 25-foot wetland buffer running adjacent to existing access drive to permit truck traffic to and from construction site as approved by the Brandon Township Planning Commission on January 9, 2007.
3) Appeal: #005-07 Sidwell #03-18-352-024
Name: Randy Wise Ford
Location: 968 S. Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to permit the display of a temporary ‘A? Frame type sign to advertise various sales.
Any further information regarding the above may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 2/12/07

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2007 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2007 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Monday March 12th
8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 13th
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th, 2007.
Applications for Hardship Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2006 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the hardship appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Posted by Ronald Lapp: Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in Citizen 2-12-2007 & 2-19-2007

ORDINANCE #113
PENSION PLAN, ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH CARE
PREAMBLE
The Township of Brandon has determined that in order to attract quality personnel to serve its citizens as employees and/or full time elected officials it is appropriate that the Township should provide certain benefits as would be similar to programs generally available to persons in private employment situations.
In furtherance of said purpose:
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
Section 1. PLAN ESTABLISHED. Pursuant to Section 1 of Public Act 77 of 1989 (MCL 41.110b), as amended and related statutes the Township of Brandon hereby creates and establishes a pension plan, administrative program and medical plan for the benefit of eligible officers and employees, and for such purposes, authorizes the Township Supervisor and the Township Clerk to contract, in the name of the Township Board, with such plan, program or system as the Township Board may elect.
Section 2. DEFINITIONS. For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
LENGTH OF SERVICE. Service credited a member to the extent provided in ?7
TOWNSHIP MEMBER OR MEMBER. Any Township employee or elected official who meets the requirements of this Ordinance.
RETIREMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. The committee provided for in this ordinance.
COMPENSATION or SALARY. A member’s annual rate of compensation paid by the Township for services rendered by him/her.
CONTRIBUTING MEMBER. Any member who becomes a member of the Municipal Employees Retirement System, and any member of the Township’s former plan who elects to participate.
EFFECTIVE DATE. September 19, 2005
FISCAL YEAR. The 12 months period coinciding with the township’s fiscal year.
FORMER PLAN. The retirement system created and established by Ordinance No. 45 as amended.
FRACTION OF A YEAR. The ratio of the number of days employed to 365 days.
FULL TIME ELECTED OFFICIAL. The Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer, including an individual appointed to fulfill a mid-term vacancy in such office. Township Trustees may be defined as full time elected officials under various other laws, codes or regulations. Notwithstanding such references Trustee remains ineligible under this Ordinance for health benefits under Section 13 below.
RETIREMENT. Withdrawal from Township service based on age or number of years of service.
RETIREMENT PLAN OR PLAN. The Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS), as it may from time to time be amended.
SERVICE. Service rendered to the Township by an employee or elected official of the Township.
TOTAL SERVICE. The number of years, and fraction of a year, of full time service rendered to the Township by a member in the employ of the Township. The term ‘total service? shall include service rendered before and after September 19, 2005, to the extent allowed under this ordinance.
Section 3. SYSTEMS APPROVED. The resolution of the Township Board of September 19, 2005, adopting the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS) is hereby confirmed, and the provisions of such system are hereby adopted as the pension plan for Brandon Township. This Ordinance is intended to be supplemental to said system and should any provision of MERS be in conflict with this Ordinance then the MERS provision shall be controlling.
Section 4. RETIREMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
(A) There is hereby created a Retirement Oversight Committee in which is vested the authority and responsibility for the evaluation, oversight and study of the Retirement and Medical Plans of the Township and providing periodic reports to the Township Board as required by the Board, this Ordinance or the pension plan, and of construing and carrying into effect the provisions of this ordinance.
(B) The Committee shall consist of five members, who shall be appointed by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Township Board, and serve at the pleasure of the Supervisor.
(C) The Committee shall include one retiree, two active employees and two elected officials.
(D) The Committee shall designate from its own number a chairman and a vice-chairman.
(E) The Committee shall hold regular meetings, at least two in each year, and shall designate the time and place thereof. It shall adopt its own rules of procedure and shall keep a record of its proceedings. All meetings of the Committee shall remain open to the public.
(F) Three Committee members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the Committee. Each attending member shall be entitled to one vote in the meeting of the Committee and at least three concurring votes shall be necessary for a decision of the Committee at any of its meetings.
(G) The Committee shall annually furnish the Township Board a report showing the fiscal transactions of the retirement plan for the preceding fiscal year. The Township Board shall furnish the Committee with all reports from MERS concerning fiscal transactions for the reporting period as a condition of the committee’s duty herein.
(H) The Committee shall from time to time provide the Township Board with information concerning changes in mortality or other tables of experience and any other relevant information as are required for the proper review of the retirement plan, and retirement health care plan.
(I) STUDY OF PENSION AND MEDICAL PLAN AUTHORIZED. There is hereby authorized a study and report of various approaches to a pension plan and medical plan or plans for employees and elected officials of the Township. The study shall include any plan already in effect for Township employees and elected officials, plans available or required under state law, Individual Retirement Arrangements, and new, additional, supplemental or alternative plans. The purpose of this study is to enable elected officials of the Township to make an informed decision concerning the plan or plans, both present and future.
(J) SCOPE AND FORM OF STUDY. The study shall describe alternative approaches, characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and anticipated tax consequences of each, and shall not recommend or urge one approach over the others. The committee shall make projections of estimated effects of inflation on the anticipated purchasing power of the benefits or pensions expected from various approaches. Specific examples of various salary ranges will be used. If any technical words or words not in common usage are used in the report, a section on definitions will be included in the report. The report will keep the number of words needing definitions at a minimum. The report shall be written in clear language.
Section 5. CONSULTANTS. The Committee may designate an actuary who shall be technical advisor to the Committee and who shall perform such duties as are required in connection therewith. Compensation of such advisor shall be within the discretion of the Township Board.
Section 6. MEMBERSHIP RETIREMENT PLAN
(A) Subject to division (B) of this section and applicable restrictions of this ordinance, the membership of the retirement plan may include all employees of the Township who were regularly employed by the Township on September 19, 2005 and as otherwise defined herein.
(B) The membership of the retirement plan shall not include:
(1) Persons whose services are compensated in whole or in part on a fee basis;
(2) Members of appointed boards and commissions of the Township based on their service on such boards or commissions;
(3) Persons employed to make or conduct special surveys, investigations, examinations, or installation, if the Supervisor by written certification, classifies such persons as temporary employees; and
(4) Persons who are seasonal, part-time, or temporary employees.
(C) Except as otherwise provided in this article, should any member separate from Township service for any reason, except his/her death or retirement, he/she shall thereupon cease to be a member and his/her length of service credited to his/her service account shall be forfeited by him/her. In the event he/she re-enters township service within a period of one year from and after the date he/she last separated from Township service he/she shall again become a member of the retirement plan and the length of service credited to him/her at the time of his/her last separation from Township service shall be restored to his/her credit. In the event there is any conflict between this provision and the requirement of MERS, the MERS requirements shall prevail.
(D) In any case of doubt as to who is a member of the retirement plan the Committee shall review the facts and applicable regulations and issue a recommendation to the Township Board on the issue.
Section 7. SERVICE CREDIT
(A) The Committee, in its first year, shall study and make recommendations to the Township Board for service credits to be given employees as of the date of adoption of the MERS plan or the adoption of this ordinance as the Township Board may determine.
(B) In any case of doubt as to the length of service to be credited any member, the Township Board will have final power to determine the length of service to be so credited.
Section 8. TOTAL AND PERMANENT DISABILITY.
(A)(1) Upon the application of a member, or his/her department head, a member who:
(a) Is in the employ of the Township; and
(b) Becomes totally and permanently physically or mentally incapacitated for duty in the employ of the Township, may be categorized as retired by the Committee for purposes of this ordinance only.
(2) Provided, that after a medical examination of the said member made by or under the direction of a physician or physicians designated by the Committee, the said physician or physicians certifies to the Committee:
(a) That the said member is physically or mentally totally incapacitated for duty in the employ of the Township and that such condition is the result of the employee’s work for the Township;
(b) That such incapacity will probably be permanent; and
(c) That such member should be retired.
(B)(1) A participating member, who retires on or after his/her voluntary retirement date, on account of disability as provided in division (A) of this section, shall receive those benefits available pursuant to this ordinance based on length of service and age as set forth in this ordinance.
(2) A participating member who retires prior to his/her voluntary retirement date, on account of disability as provided in division (A) of this section, shall receive those benefits available pursuant to this ordinance based on length of service and age as though he/she had achieved his/her voluntary retirement date, subject to the provisions of MERS.
(C) At least once each year during the first five years following the retirement of a Township member on account of disability, and at least once in each three-year period thereafter, the Committee may, and upon his/her application shall, require the said disability qualifier, prior to his/her voluntary retirement date or age 65 years, whichever occurs first, to undergo a medical examination to be made by or under the direction of a physician or physicians designated by MERS. Should the said disability member refuse to submit to such medical examination(s) in any such period his/her disability status may be discontinued by the Committee until his/her withdrawal of such refusal. If upon such medical examination(s) of said disability member the said physician reports to the Committee that the said disability member is physically able and capable of resuming employment with the Township his/her disability status shall be suspended to his/her voluntary retirement date or attainment of age 65 years, whichever occurs first, and shall be resumed at that time, provided the said member is not in the employ of a governmental agency in the state.
Section 9. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES. The expenses of administering the retirement plan shall be paid by the Township. The administrative expenses shall be recommended by the Committee with the budget approved by the Township Board.
Section 10. PAYMENTS FROM PLAN FUNDS. All funds including accrued interest of the retirement plan and Retirement medical (including retiree health care plan) plan shall be held in those funds for the sole purpose of meeting disbursements as provided by MERS or this Ordinance and shall be used for no other purpose. No payment shall be made from the funds of the retirement plan unless same is authorized by resolution adopted by the Township Board.
Section 11. ASSIGNMENTS PROHIBITED. None of the moneys, annuities, or other benefits mentioned in this ordinance shall be assignable either in law, or in equity or be subject to execution, levy, attachment, garnishment, or other legal process, except as is specifically provided in this ordinance.
Section 12. EFFECTIVE DATE OF PLAN. The effective date of the supplemental retirement plan shall be the date the township became an employer in the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan.
Section 13. MEDICAL PLAN. There is hereby created for the Township employees and full time elected officials, (excluding Trustees) a medical plan. For purposes of such plan the Township supervisor and Township clerk are hereby authorized to contract, in the name of the Township (subject to recommendation by the Oversight Committee and/or approval by the Township Board) with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for medical insurance coverage, to the extent consistent with the resolutions of the Township Board.
a. Eligibility. Each employee and eligible full time elected official who is employed on the effective date of this Ordinance shall be eligible for coverage while so employed if he/she then meets the following requirements:
1. He or she has completed at least 30 days of continuous employment with the Township.
2. His or her age at their nearest birthday is at least eighteen (18) years.
3. He or she is scheduled to be employed 40 or more hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
Section 14. EXTENDED COVERAGE.
An extended medical plan is hereby created and established for the Brandon Township full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) and full-time employees. Any such official or employee who has completed twenty (20) or more continual years of service and achieved age fifty-five (55) shall have vested continued medical coverage, at the cost of Brandon Township, consistent with the plan in effect for retirees at time of retirement, which coverage will be adjusted when said official or employee becomes eligible for government sponsored medical coverage based on age and/or other criteria.
Section 15. EXISTING ORDINANCE. The Retirement plan established in Ordinance 45 is continued only as to employees eligible before September 19, 2005 and who have elected to remain in said plan.
Section 16. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect on the date of its publication. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent necessary to give effect to this ordinance.
CLERK’S CERTIFICATION
This Ordinance is hereby declared and certified to have been duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan at a meeting of said Board duly called and held on the 5th day of February, 2007 and published in the manner prescribed by law, on the 12th day of February, 2007. The effective date of this Ordinance shall be February 12th , 2007.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 2/12/07

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2007 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2007 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Monday March 12th
8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 13th
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th, 2007.
TENTATIVE RATIOS & ESTIMATED MULTIPLIERS
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER
Agricultural 49.82 1.00360
Commercial 49.00 1.02040
Industrial 46.40 1.07760
Residential 51.39 .9730
Applications for Hardship Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2006 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the hardship appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Posted by Ronald Lapp: Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in Citizen 2-12-2007 & 2-19-2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING
for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING
on March 19, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St. Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
to receive public comments on and
review of a DNR Grant Application.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Clerk, B. Jean McCreery at (248) 627-2851 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 3/5/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING
for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING
On March 19, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St., Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
to receive public comments on and review of a DNR Grant Application.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Clerk, B. Jean McCreery at (248) 627-2851 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery., CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 295 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone 248-627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 3/12/07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
March 5, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Meeting Minutes of February 5, 2007
? Special Meeting Minutes of January 30 Joint Meeting and February 12 Study Session
? Recreation ? Proposed Park Planning and Budget Approval
? Removal of Fixed Asset ? Clerk’s Printer
? Removal of Fixed Asset ? Deputy Supervisor’s Printer
? Removal of Fixed Asset ? Deputy Supervisor’s Printer
? Regular Bills in the amount of $29,141.70
? Pre-pays in the amount of $279,232.58
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $2,150.16
3. Approved recommendation of the Supervisor and Board for a public apology from Treasurer regarding employee complaint and policy change regarding conduct of elected officials.
4. Approved recommendation of the Supervisor and Board for a public apology from Treasurer regarding 2nd employee complaint and policy change regarding conduct of elected officials.
5. Approved the first reading of the Betty Street rezoning.
6. Approved Mr. Harrell’s bid at $28,306 for Fire Department Classroom Renovation.
7. Updated on the status of Recreation DNR Grant.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery., CMC, Braon Township Clerk, 295 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. Phone 248-627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 3/12/07

Notice Of Close Of Registration
For The Election To Be Held On
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 For
Charter Township Of Brandon
Oakland County, Michigan
Brandon School District ?
Member Of The Board Of Education
-vote For Two-four Year Term
Oxford Area Community Schools – Member Of The Board Of Education-vote For One-four Year Term
Member Of The Board Of Education
-vote For One-partial Term Ending 6/30/08
To The Qualified Electors Of The Charter Township Of Brandon, County Of Oakland, State Of Michigan.
Notice Is Hereby Given That The Charter Township Of Brandon Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St. Ortonville, Michigan 48462 Will Be Open:
Monday, April 9, 2007
Last Day To Register
From 8:00 A.m. Until 7:00 P.m.
For The Purpose Of Receiving Applications For The Registration Of The Qualified Electors In Said Township Not Already Registered.
The May Election Will Be Conducted In All Voting Precincts Of The Charter Township Of Brandon For The Purpose Of Electing Candidates To Boards Of Education For Brandon School District And Oxford Area Community Schools.
B. Jean Mccreery, Charter Township Of Brandon Clerk
395 Mill St.
Ortonville, Michigan 48462
248-627-2851
Published In The Citizen

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SEYMOUR LAKE ANNUAL CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up on April 23rd, 2007. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, etc that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 23ND.
After April 23nd, all winter remains, faded arrangements and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and desposed of.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 4/2/07 & 4/09/07

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up on April 23rd, 2007. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, etc that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 23rd.
After April 23rd, all winter remains, faded arrangements and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 4/2/07, 4/9/07 & 4/16/07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING April 2, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of March 5, 2007
? Special Meeting Minutes of Election Commission March 5, 2007
? Special Meeting Minutes of March 19, 2007
? Special Meeting Minutes of March 28, 2007
? Fire Department – Dispatch Contact
? Supervisor – Modification of Group Pension Plan
? Supervisor – Retirement Oversight Committee Appointments
? Recreation – Approve Trees Bid
? Regular Bills in the amount of $25,440.40
? Pre-pays in the amount of $353,768.20
? Trustees’ Timesheets in the amount of $1,516.48
3. No action taken on Supervisor – Sewer – Straw Poll Results
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor

Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township C-lerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4/9/07

Zoning Board of Appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing April 25, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 029-02 Sidwell # 03-34-101-001
Name: Cornerstone Baptist Church
Location: 3060 Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance extension to
permit outdoor tents providing for ‘Revival? services to be held.
2) Appeal # 006-07 Sidwell #03-14-400-039
Name: Jeremy & Theresa Hendley
Location: 915 Lockwood
Request: Applicants request a variance to permit
temporary maintenance of additional animals on their
property as described below.
This variance is requested to permit applicant’s family to
participate in 4-H activities.
A variance for an additional 6 goats (or livestock)
maximum number permitted by ordinance on applicant’s
3.86 acres is 3 livestock animals.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 4/9/07

planning & building
PUBLIC NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Brandon Township Planning Commission has been moved from Tuesday April 10th to Thursday April 12th.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON PLANNING COMMISSION
Special Meeting
April 12, 2007
Brandon Township Offices
395 Mill Street
7:30 P.M.
AGENDA
Meeting called to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
Acceptance of minutes of February 27, 2007
Acceptance of agenda
Chairman’s comments
Commission member’s comments

Old Business: None

New Business: Brandon Township Schools
Presentation: School Expansion Projects
ALL MEETINGS ARE GOVERNED BY ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT WHERE SPECIFIC RULES OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPLY.
Publish in The Citizen 4/9/07

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up on April 23rd, 2007. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, etc that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 23rd.
After April 23rd, all winter remains, faded arrangements and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 4/2/07, 4/9/07 & 4/16/07

NOTICE OF ELECTION – MAY 8, 2007
IN
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
FOR
BRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT, OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Election will be held in:
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007
THE POLLS will be open 7 o’clock a.m. until 8 o’clock p.m.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS
OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Brandon School District
Precinct 1& 2 ? Fletcher Intermediate School ? 300 South St., Ortonville
Precinct 3 & 4 ? Fire Station #2 ? 3065 S. Sashabaw, Ortonville
Precinct 5 ? Sashabaw Meadows Clubhouse ?4359 Dogwood, Clarkston
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill Street, Ortonville
Oxford School District
Precinct 3 & 4 ? Fire Station #2 ? 3065 S. Sashabaw, Ortonville
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
NON-PARTISAN OFFICE:
BRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT:
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION – VOTE FOR TWO ? FOUR YEAR TERM
OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT:
MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION – VOTE FOR ONE ? FOUR YEAR TERM
MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION – VOTE FOR ONE ? PARTIAL TERM ENDING 06/30/08
For further information, contact the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 4/30/07

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test has been scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the May 8, 2007 Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, Mi.
On May 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
In the Township offices at
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Mi. 48462.
Candidates and other interested parties are invited to attend.
For further information, contact the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in the citizen 4/30/07

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing May 25, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 007-07 Sidwell # 03-30-201-010
Name: Asghar & Sally Afsari
Location: 2211 Island Dr.
Request: Applicant requests a 1-foot front yard set back variance and a variance to permit construction of garage in front of home 34 feet from the front property line.
2) Appeal # 008-07 Sidwell #03-30-227-004
Name: John Hagar
Location: 2225 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicants requests to renew variance granted on May 26, 2004 to permit roof construction over existing deck dining area.
3) Appeal # 009-07 Sidwell #03-10-451-005
Name: Kevin & Peggy Banycky
Location: 3610 Woodpoint
Request: Applicant requests a 15-foot side yard set back variance to construct garage 10 feet from property line.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in the citizen 5/7/07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING May 7, 2007
Members present: McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of April 2, 2007
? Election Commission Minutes of April 4, 2007
? Special Meeting Minutes of April 17, 2007
? Removal of Fixed Assets/Printer, Laptop – Treasurer
? Election Worker’s Pay – Clerk
? Regular Bills in the amount of $67,876.40
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,251.36
3. Approved CDBG Allocation Revision – Clerk
4. Approved Ghost Hunting Program ? Library
5. Approved Fireworks Donation ? Ortonville Chamber of Commerce
6. Approved Financial Education Training Program ? Treasurer
7. Approved Pre-pays in the amount of $824,954.63
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 5/14/07

Zoning Board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
ADDENDUM
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing May 23, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 007-07 Sidwell # 03-30-201-010
Name: Asghar & Sally Afsari
Location: 2211 Island Dr.
Request: Applicant requests a 1-foot front yard set back variance and a variance to permit construction of garage in front of home 34 feet from the front property line.
2) Appeal # 008-07 Sidwell #03-30-227-004
Name: John Hagar
Location: 2225 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests to renew variance granted on May 26, 2004 to permit roof construction over existing deck dining area.
3) Appeal # 009-07 Sidwell #03-10-451-005
Name: Kevin & Peggy Banycky
Location: 3610 Woodpoint
Request: Applicant requests a 15-foot side yard set back variance to construct garage 10 feet from property line.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 5/19/07

Zoning Board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
ADDENDUM
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing May 23, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 007-07 Sidwell # 03-30-201-010
Name: Asghar & Sally Afsari
Location: 2211 Island Dr.
Request: Applicant requests a 1-foot front yard set back variance and a variance to permit construction of garage in front of home 34 feet from the front property line.
2) Appeal # 008-07 Sidwell #03-30-227-004
Name: John Hagar
Location: 2225 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests to renew variance granted on May 26, 2004 to permit roof construction over existing deck dining area.
3) Appeal # 009-07 Sidwell #03-10-451-005
Name: Kevin & Peggy Banycky
Location: 3610 Woodpoint
Request: Applicant requests a 15-foot side yard set back variance to construct garage 10 feet from property line.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 5/19/07

PUBLIC NOTICE
BRANDON TWP ACCEPTING BIDS
The Charter Township of Brandon will accept bids to furnish drawings and specifications for a fire suppression system designed for an historical building. Specific details are available by calling Fire Chief Robert McArthur at (248) 627-4000 or fax (248) 627-3181.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to submit bids.
Bids must be submitted to Brandon Township Clerk B. Jean McCreery’s office no later than 2pm (Thursday) June 21, 2007 at 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Published in Citizen June 9, 2007 & June 16, 2007

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING JUNE 4, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Re-amended the agenda to move Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance bylaws to the Consent Agenda.
3. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular township minutes of May 7, 2007
? Special meeting minutes of May 17, 2007
? M.T.A. dues
? Pre-pays in the amount of $423,617.25
? Trustees? timesheets in the amount of $1,611.26
? Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance Bylaws
4. Approved request to let bids for demolition of 2330 Ortonville Road and 1717 Woodfield.
5. Approved sending a response letter as drafted to the Village regarding proposed land purchase.
6. Approved acceptance of Township Park Development Financial Report as presented.
7. Approved the first reading of the addressing ordinance.
8. Approved the first reading of the open burning ordinance.
9. Approved the first reading of the ordinance amending the fire prevention code.
10. Approved regular bills in the amount of $58,036.29.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Published in Citizen June 9, 2007

charter township of brandon
zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
ADDENDUM
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 27, 2007at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 010-07 Sidwell # 03-35-400-029
Name: Daniel Kennedy
Location: 272 Mersino
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 488 square feet to construct an accessory building 576 square feet in size.
2) Appeal # 011-07 Sidwell #03-36-451-014
Name: Verne Mitchell
Location: 4770 Melanie
Request: Applicants requests a variance to locate an accessory building in a front yard set back.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Published in Citizen June 9, 2007

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements, a Public Hearing will be held by the Charter Township of Brandon on Monday, July 2, 2007 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township office building at 395 Mill St. to receive written and verbal comment regarding the reprogramming of federal CDBG funds as follows:
Existing ? 2005 Program Year
Activity Number 4615 Activity Number 4598
Activity Description Activity Description
Senior Citizen Vehicle Planning
Amount $9,800.00 Amount $5,800
Proposed 2005 Program Year
Activity Number 731696
Activity Description Senior Centers
Amount $15,600
Existing ? 2006 Program Year
Activity Number 731760 Activity Number 732011
Activity Description Planning Activity Description
Public Services ?
Transportation Services
Amount $7357.00 Amount $2554.00
Proposed 2006 Program Year
Activity Number 731696 Activity Number 732011
Activity Description Activity Description
Senior Centers Public Services
Senior Services
Amount $7357.00 Amount $2,554.00
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish: The Citizen – June 23, 2007

public notice
Brandon Township is requesting bids under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Guidelines to provide the following service for the 2007 program year (July 1, 2007 ? June 30, 2009.)
? Provide emergency food and food/personal care vouchers for low-moderate income households.
Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bids must include how units of service are defined, estimated number of units to be provided, value of the units of service to be provided.
ALL BIDS ARE DUE BY 4 PM ON 7/18/2007, TO BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK B. JEAN McCREERY, CMC AT: 395 MILL STREET, P.O. BOX 929, ORTONVILLE, MI. 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish: The Citizen – June 30, 2007

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
ORDINANCE NO. _115 OPEN BURNING THE TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
ARTICLE I
SHORT TITLE
Sec. 1.1. SHORT TITLE.
This Ordinance shall be known and may be cited and referred to as the Township of Brandon Open Burning Ordinance, and shall hereinafter be referred to as “this Ordinance”.
ARTICLE II
SCOPE AND APPLICATION
Sec. 2.1. SCOPE AND APPLICATION.
The terms and provisions of this Ordinance shall be interpreted and applied as minimum standards and regulations for the protection of life and property from exposure to the damages and hazards of fire and quantities of air contaminants in the outdoor atmosphere. The provisions of this ordinance are not exclusive and the enactment of this ordinance does not preclude the enforcement of statutes, codes and ordinances that may also regulate the activities described herein.
ARTICLE III
DEFINITIONS
Sec. 3.1. DEFINITIONS.
For the purpose of construction and application of this Ordinance, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Approved” shall mean approved by the fire chief or designated fire official applying recognized fire safety standards or principles.
(b) “Campfire” shall mean a fire that is smaller than 3 feet in diameter, and is no greater than 2 feet in height, and can be used for cooking, and burning seasoned wood only.
(c) “Commercial property” shall mean any property zoned for commercial purposes under the Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance.
(d) “Competent person” shall mean a person eighteen (18) years of age or older who is physically capable of guarding and controlling a fire, and mentally capable of understanding the procedures and dangers of fire.
(e) “District Court” shall mean and refer to the 52nd District Court for the State of Michigan, Second Division.
(f) “Industrial property” shall mean any property zoned for industrial purposes under the Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance.
(g) “Fire Chief” shall mean the Chief of the Brandon Fire Department, and reference to the “fire official” shall mean and refer to the Fire Chief. The Township Board may from time to time designate other fire officials by resolution.
(h) “Fire Department” shall mean the Brandon Fire Department.
(i) “Open Burning” shall mean any fire upon any ground and/or any woodlands, yards, lots, parcels, grass lands, field or public right-of-way, within the Township of Brandon not wholly contained within an approved outside fireplace, capable of containing all combustible material or approved cooking grill designed to contain a fire source for cooking purposes.
(j) “Person in possession” shall mean the person who has the possessory right of particular property and/or improvements, and shall include the agent of such person, and, also, the person having apparent authority with respect to such possession based upon reasonable inferences and grounds.
(k) “Recreational Fire” shall mean the same as bonfire, and must be no larger than 6 feet in diameter, 4 feet in height at its highest point.
(l) “Seasoned” shall mean any material that has dried to the point that a substantial amount of moisture contained within has dissipated.
(m) “Township” shall mean the Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan.
Sec. 3.2. TERMS NOT DEFINED.
Terms not specifically defined in this Article shall have the meanings customarily attributed to them.
ARTICLE IV
PERMIT
Sec. 4.1.
No person shall start or have any open fire without first obtaining a permit from the Fire Chief and/or the designated and authorized fire official and such permit shall state the address where the fire shall be located. The permit shall further itemize the materials that can be burned and cannot be burned, the size and location of what is to be burned and the general location on the property where burning can occur. The permit shall further state the types of fires and their requirements, a calendar of burning days and who is to follow the calendar.
Sec. 4.2.
The maximum duration of the permit is one calendar year and may be revoked by the Fire Chief or his designee for failure to comply with the permit requirements and is limited to the burning hours as are as designated on the permit.
Sec. 4.3.
A calendar shall be attached to the permit indicating allowable days to burn.
Exception: 1.parcels 3 acres in size or more;
2.campfires less than 3′ in diameter, extinguished by midnight; and
3.recreational fire w/permit, extinguished by midnight.
ARTICLE V
BURNING MATERIALS AND REGULATIONS
Sec. 5.1. Open burning materials shall consist of seasoned dry wood, seasoned dry leaves, and cut seasoned dry grass. Any deviation from these materials shall require an on-site inspection by the fire official, and a written endorsement on the permit. There shall be no burning of any pesticides or other chemicals or their containers.
Sec. 5.2. The allowable area of wood or other material to be burned shall be no larger than 6′ in diameter and no more than 6 feet high at the highest point. Any quantity larger than 6′ in diameter requires an on site inspection prior to ignition of the material. Burning is allowed from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise restricted in accordance with the permit.
Sec. 5.3. The location of the open fire shall be a minimum of 50 feet from any structure, with a mowed and cleared area with a minimum radius of 25 feet around the fire.
Exception: a campfire as defined herein may be located no closer than 25 feet to any structure.
Sec.5.4. Reserved
Sec.5.5. A recreational fire as defined herein, requires a permit and notification to the Fire Department the day of the fire, and must be extinguished by midnight of the approved day, and only dry seasoned wood is allowed.
ARTICLE VI
ATTENDANCE AT OPEN BURNING
Sec.6.1. The fire shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is completely extinguished. This person shall have fire extinguishing equipment readily available, garden hose, shovel, rake, extinguisher, a prepared pile of sand or dirt. Any person in attendance shall take all reasonable and necessary steps and precautions to extinguish or otherwise terminate and abate any open burning prior to leaving such burn.
ARTICLE VII
PROHIBITED OPEN BURNING
Sec.7.1. The fire chief or fire official may prohibit any or all open burning, including a recission of outstanding permits, which are or could be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions which unreasonably disturb properties adjacent or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire or fires hazardous to health, safety or property.
Sec.7.2. There shall be no open burning of material other than as authorized in Article V, Section 5.1.
Sec.7.3. Any open burning on commercial or industrially zoned property shall be approved materials specified in Article V, Section 5.1, and shall have an on-site inspection by the fire official prior to issuance of a permit.
Sec. 7.4. Open burning materials shall not consist of treated wood, wet or green leaves, paper, cardboard, furniture, rubbish, garbage, trash, construction materials, demolition materials, tires, roofing, any material made of or coated with rubber, plastic, leather, animal waste, or petroleum based materials, and shall not contain any flammable or combustible liquids.
Sec.7.5. Paper documents burned for security or identity purposes shall be burned in small quantities, upon receipt of a permit.
Sec.7.6. All materials being burned must be from on site. No materials may be brought to the site for purpose of disposal. There is no burning allowed on construction sites without a permit, an on-site inspection, and subject to conditions endorsed on the permit.

Sec.7.7. Open burning is prohibited after the dates and times as indicated on the permit. Campfires, or recreational fires must be completely extinguished by midnight.

Sec.7.8. There is no burning allowed in the road right-of-way.

Sec.7.9. There shall be no burning allowed during windy days or during drought conditions.
ARTICLE VIII
VIOLATORS AND PENALTIES
Sec.8.1. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and such imprisonment, as determined by the court.
Sec.8.2. Each act constituting a violation of this Ordinance, and each day during which such violation occurs, shall be deemed a separate offense and punishable as set forth in the immediately preceding section.
Sec.8.3. The penalties provided for in this Ordinance shall be in addition to, and not exclusive of, other remedies available to prevent violations of this Ordinance.
ARTICLE IX
SEVERABILITY
Sec.9.1. In the event that one (1) or more provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Ordinance unless expressly so determined by the Court.
ARTICLE X
REPEALER
Section 10.1. All other provisions in Ordinances effective in the Township of Brandon which are expressly inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be, and are hereby, repealed.
ARTICLE XI
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Section 11.1. This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in a newspaper in general circulation within the Charter Township of Brandon. This ordinance duly adopted on the 2nd day of July 2007 at a regular meeting of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees.
Adopted: July 2, 2007
Published: July 7, 2007
Effective: August 6, 2007
Publish in The Citizen 7/7/07

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
MINOR HOME REPAIR
The Charter Township of Brandon is seeking bid proposals from qualified service providers to administer a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Minor Home Repair Program for the 2007 year. The program will provide minor home repairs to qualified low to moderate-income residents of the Charter Township of Brandon.
Bid proposals must include a detailed outline on how the program will be managed and administered and must follow the guidelines established by the Charter Township of Brandon’s Minor Home Repair Document. A copy of this document may be obtained from the Clerk’s office.
The project will be in the amount of $11,500.00, funded with 2007 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and the administrator must be familiar with and comply with all applicable CDBG requirements. When the $11,500.00 is awarded the term of the contract will be for one (1) year.
Sealed bids will be received until 4:00 pm prevailing Eastern Time, July 27, 2007at which time proposals will be opened. Bids shall be addressed as follows:
Charter Township of Brandon
B. Jean McCreery, Clerk
P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
A legally authorized agent of the bidding firm must sign all bids. Envelopes must be plainly marked, ‘CDBG MINOR HOME REPAIR BIDS.?
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept any or all alternative proposals and award the contract to other than the lowest bidder, to waive any irregularities or informalities or both; to reject any or all proposals; and in general to make the award of the contract in any manner deemed by the Charter of Brandon, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of the Charter Township of Brandon.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7/7/07

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
ORDINANCE NO. 116 ORDINANCE AMENDING FIRE PREVENTION CODE
An Ordinance to amend Charter Township of Brandon Fire Prevention Code Ordinance No. 64, Articles III and IV, VII, VIII and X, to adopt the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
Article III of Ordinance
Section 3.1, subparagraph (a) is hereby amended to state:
(a) “Board of Appeals” shall mean and refer to a three (3) member body consisting of the following:
1. The Fire Chief.
2. A delegate appointed by the Village of Ortonville, which delegate shall serve for a two (2) year term from and after the date of appointment.
3. A delegate appointed by Brandon Township, which delegate shall serve for a two (2) year term from and after the date of appointment.
Section 3.1, subparagraph (c) is hereby deleted.
Section 3.1, subparagraph (f) is hereby amended to state:
(f) “Fire Department” means the Brandon Fire Department.
Article IV
Section 4.1 is hereby amended to delete the term “Fire Board” and replace said term with “Township Board”.
Article VII
Sections 7.1 and 7.2 are hereby deleted.
New Section 7.1 is hereby adopted as follows:
Section 7.1. Adoption of International Fire Code; Amendments.
a) The 2003 edition of the International Fire Code, including Appendix B, Appendix C and Appendix D, is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference as part of this Ordinance Code.
b) Complete printed copies of the International Fire Code shall be available for public use and inspection at the office of the Building Department and Fire Department.
The following sections and subsections of the International Fire Code are hereby amended or deleted as set forth, and additional sections and subsections are added as indicated. Section numbers used refer to the like numbered sections of the International Fire Code.
Amended Section 101.1 Title. These regulations as set forth herein shall be known as the Fire Prevention Code of the Charter Township of Brandon and are herein referred to as such or as “this code.”
Amended Section 102.1 New and Existing Conditions.
The provisions of this code and the Brandon Township building, mechanical and plumbing codes shall apply equally to new and existing buildings and conditions.
EXCEPTIONS:
1. Existing conditions which, in the opinion of the code official, do not constitute a distinct hazard to life or property.
2. The transportation of any article or substance under the jurisdiction of and in compliance with the regulations prescribed by the military forces of the United States.
Amended Section 102.2 Exemptions. Buildings built under and in full compliance with the codes and ordinances in force at the time of construction or alternation thereof, and that have been properly maintained and used for such use as originally permitted, shall be exempt from the requirements of this code pertaining to any of the following matters, except as otherwise provided for in this code:
1. Fire protection of building elements except as required for existing buildings under this code or the Brandon Township Building Code.
2. Exits required, except as required for existing buildings under this code or the Brandon Township Building Code.
3. Isolation of hazardous operations and mixed uses as required for existing buildings under this code or the Brandon Township building code; provided, however, that the code official requires the installation of fire safety devices or systems (fire extinguishers, fire protective signaling systems, automatic fire detection devices, sprinklers or similar systems) where such devices or systems are necessary to provide safety to life and property. In lieu of requiring the installation of safety devices or systems or when necessary to secure safety in addition thereto, the code official shall prescribe limitations on the handling and storage of materials or substances or upon operations that are liable to cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, or endanger life or property.
Amended Section 102.6 Referenced codes, ordinances and standards. The Codes and standards referenced in this Code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 45 and such Codes and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this Code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. With respect to any references to the prescribed extent of each such reference. With respect to any references to the International Building Code, electrical code, international mechanical code, international plumbing code and international property maintenance code, if the referenced provisions of such codes differ from the building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing or property maintenance codes adopted and/or enforced by the Township, to the extent that they are applicable to a given structure, condition, facility and/or situation in the Township, the codes adopted and/or enforced by the Township shall apply as if specifically referenced. Where differences occur between the provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the more strict provisions shall apply.
Added Section 102.10 State regulation.
Whenever state law or regulations apply a higher or more restrictive standard or requirement than is provided in this Code, the higher requirement or standard of the state law shall prevail.
Deleted Section 103 Department of Fire Prevention.
(The establishment of a similar department or bureau of fire prevention may be addressed separately in the ordinances of the municipality.)
Added Section 104.12 Enforcement authority. In addition to the code official, this article may be enforced by the fire chief, fire inspectors and designated officers, all of whom shall have the authority to issue appearance citations for violations of this article.
Amended Section 109.3 Violation penalties. The penalties for violating a provision of this code are set forth in Article X, Section 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 of this Ordinance. Subsection 109.3.1 of this Code, regarding abatement of violations shall apply in addition to the penalties referenced herein.
Added Section 109.4 Restitution.
When the fire department is called to respond to any emergency or incident which was the result of a violation of any federal, state or local regulation governing fire safety, or from gross negligence, the responsible person or firm shall reimburse the fire department for all costs incurred as a result of the emergency or incident. This provision is supplementary to and does not contravene or supersede other cost recovery or reimbursement ordinances of Brandon Township.
Added Section 112.1 Improper summoning of fire department. It shall be unlawful for any person to summon, in any way, the fire department unless a valid reason for their response is present. Violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor. The fine for a first offense shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00) and five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each repeat offense. In addition to the above fines, any person found responsible by a court of competent jurisdiction to have caused or assisted in a false alarm shall be liable for all costs incurred in responding to such alarm.
Added Section 112.2 Improper Activation of Fire Alarm Systems. A person shall not activate a fire alarm system in any building or place within the Charter Township of Brandon unless there is a reasonable belief that a valid fire emergency exists within that building or place. A fire alarm system is any system which upon activation warns the occupants of the building or place that a fire emergency exists.
Added Section 304.4 Dumpsters. Dumpsters shall be located a minimum of fifteen (15) feet from any building or structure. (Exception: Dumpsters connected to a compactor contained within a building or structure.)
Deleted Section 307 Open Burning.
Added Section 311.5 Opening Buildings Due to Fire. The fire code official or his duly authorized representative is empowered to order the securing of fire damaged buildings. If the owners of the affected building are present this order shall be given to them. If no owners or representatives of the building are present, and are not located upon reasonable investigation, the fire official or his duly authorized representative may have the building secured. The expense of this securing shall be a debt of the owner of the premises, collectible in accordance with Ordinance.
Added Section 401.6 Prohibition Upon Boarding or Tampering. A person shall not without proper authorization from the fire official in charge of fire department emergency equipment cling to, attach himself to, climb upon or into, board or swing upon any fire department vehicle, whether the same is in motion or at rest, or sound the siren, horn, bell or other sound-producing device thereon, or to manipulate or tamper with any levers, valves, switches, starting devices, brakes, pumps or any equipment or protective clothing on, or a part of, any fire department emergency vehicle.
Added Section 401.7 Vehicles Crossing Fire Hose. A vehicle shall not be driven or propelled over any unprotected fire hose of the fire department when laid down on any street, alleyway, private drive or any other vehicular roadway without the consent of the fire official in command of operations.
Amended Section 502.1 Definitions.
FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD. A road that provides fire apparatus access from a fire station to a facility, building or portion thereof. This is a general term inclusive of all other terms such as fire lane, public street, private street, parking lot land, access roadway and driveway.
Amended Section 502.1 Definitions.
PRIMARY FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD. A fire apparatus access road that provides the quickest and safest means of access, as determined by the fire code official, between the nearest fire station and the building or facility for which the fire apparatus access road is required.
SECONDARY FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROAD. A fire apparatus access road other than the primary fire apparatus access road.
SECURITY GATE. A moveable barrier or structure that is or may be used to restrict, limit or prevent fire, uninterrupted and unobstructed vehicle passage on a fire apparatus access road.
Amended Section 503.6 Security Gates.
503.6.1 Prohibited on Primary Fire Apparatus Access Road. Except for gates or barricades required by the fire code official under Section 503.5, and as provided in Sections 503.6.2 and 503.6.3, security gates are prohibited on primary fire apparatus roads.
503.6.2 Exception for single Building or Facility Primary Access Roads. A security gate on a primary fire apparatus access road that serves no more than one (1) building or facility may be constructed and maintained with the written approval of the fire code official if:
(1) All owners, occupants, insurers and persons with an interest in the building or facility sign an agreement committing to indemnify, defend and hold the fire code official, township and all township employees, agents, inspectors and officers harmless from all claims and damages of any kind that may arise or result from the security gate delaying police, fire, ambulance or other emergency vehicle or personnel response to the building or facility, and;
(2) Plans and specifications are submitted to and provided by the fire code official, confirming that the security gate will comply with the standards in Section D 103.5 of Appendix D, and;
(3) The security gate is constructed and maintained at all times in conformity with the plans and specifications approved by the fire code official and any conditions imposed on the approval by the fire code official.
(4) All owners of the building or facility sign an agreement, secured by a lien upon the real property upon which the building or facility is located, to reimburse the township for any damage that may be caused to fire apparatus by the security gate.
503.6.3 Exception for Multi-building or Facility Primary Access Road. A security gate on a primary fire apparatus access road that serves more than one (1) building or facility may be constructed and maintained with the written approval of the code official if, in addition to the requirements of Section 503.6.2, being satisfied for each building or facility served by the access road, the security gate, will be of a type that is openable by electric or electronic means by siren activation, keypad controls, a AKnox key@ or other means that is approved in writing by the code official.
503.6.4 Secondary Fire Apparatus Access Roads. A security gate on a secondary fire apparatus access road may be constructed and maintained with the written approval of the fire code official if:
(1) Plans and specifications are submitted to and approved by the code official, confirming that the security gate will comply with the standards in Section D103.5 of Appendix D, and;
(2) The security gate is constructed and maintained at all times in conformity with the plans and specifications approved by the code official and any conditions imposed on the approval by the code official.
Added Section 508.5.8 Blocking Fire Department Connections. It shall be unlawful to obstruct from view, damage, deface, obstruct or restrict the access to any fire department connection for the pressurization of fire suppression systems including fire department connections that are located on public or private property. No obstruction shall be placed or constructed within fifteen (15) feet of any connection.
Added Section 508.5.9 Removal of Obstructions and Cost Recovery. Upon the expiration of the time stated in a notice specifying a violation of subsections 508.5.4, 508.5.5 or 508.5.8, if obstructions or encroachments have not been removed, the fire official may proceed to remove the same. The expense incurred shall be debt owed to the township from the responsible person, and if necessary the township may institute appropriate legal action for the recovery of such costs.
Added Section 508.6 Connection Use.
A person shall not use or operate any fire connection intended for use of the fire department for fire suppression purposes unless such person first obtains permission from the fire official and secures a permit for such use from the department.
Added Section 508.7 Protection and Maintenance of Connections and Fire Appliances. A person shall not obstruct, remove, tamper with or otherwise disturb any fire connection or fire appliance required to be installed or maintained under the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code, except for the purpose of extinguishing fire, training or testing purposes, recharging or making necessary repairs, or when permitted by the fire official. Whenever a fire connection is removed as herein permitted, it shall be replaced or reinstalled as soon as the purpose for which it was removed has been accomplished. Defective and non-approved fire connections or equipment shall be replaced or repaired as directed by the fire official.
Added Section 906.11 Sale of Defective Fire Extinguishers. A person shall not sell, trade, loan or give away any form, type or kind of fire extinguisher which is not approved by the fire official or which is not in proper working order or the contents of which do not meet the requirements of the fire official. The requirements of this section shall not apply to the sale, trade or exchange of obsolete or damaged equipment for junk and the units are permanently disfigured or marked with permanent signs identifying the unit as junk.
Section 912.7 Fire Department Connections. On any premises or on any building or structure required to be equipped with a fire department connection, the connection shall be located within one hundred (100) feet of a water supply and within fifty (50) feet of a minimum twenty (20) feet wide paved driveway or street and in clear view of the fire department.
(c) The limits referred to in Section 3204.3.1.1 of the International Fire Code and hereby established as being the limits that are permitted by the applicable regulations of the Michigan Department of Transportation, as they may be amended from time to time.
(d) The limits referred to in Section 3404.2.9.5.2 of the International Fire Code and NFPA 30 table 2-7, are hereby clarified as being the limits set forth in NFPA 30 Table 2-7 with Michigan amendments AFlammable & Combustible Liquids Rules,@ as amended from time to time.
(e) The limits referred to in Section 3406.2.4.4 of the International Fire Code are hereby established as being the limits that are set forth in NFPA 30 with Michigan amendments AFlammable & Combustible Liquids Rules,@ as amended from time to time.
(f) The limits referred to in Section 3804.2 of the International Fire Code are hereby established as being the limits that are set forth in the NFPA/ANSI 58-1993, standards for the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases, as amended from time to time.
Article VIII of Ordinance
Amended 8.1 to state:
8.1 The Board of Appeals shall have jurisdiction to hear and decide all appeals and requests for variances arising under this ordinance, and shall serve as the Board of Appeals referenced in Section 108 of the 2003 International Fire Code.
Amended 8.3 to add:
(f) The variance is authorized on any grounds set forth in Section 108 of the 2003 International Fire Code.
Article XIV of Ordinance
All proceedings pending and all rights and the liabilities existing, acquired or incurred at the time this ordinance takes effect are saved and may be consummated according to the law in force when they are commenced.
ARTICLE XV SEVERABILITY.
In the event that one or more provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such a holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the ordinance unless expressly so-determined by the Court.
ARTICLE XVI. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in a newspaper in general circulation within the Charter Township of Brandon. This ordinance duly adopted on the 2nd day of July, 2007 at a regular meeting of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees.
Adopted: July 2, 2007
Published: July 7, 2007
Effective: August 30, 2007
Publish in The Citizen 7/7/07

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
ORDINANCE NO. 114
ADDRESSING ORDINANCE
ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLE.
Section 1.1 This Ordinance shall be known and may be cited and referred to as the Township of Brandon Addressing Ordinance, and shall hereinafter be referred to as “This Ordinance.”
ARTICLE II. SCOPE AND APPLICATON.
Section 2.1 The terms and provisions of this Ordinance shall be interpreted and applied as minimum standards and regulations for purpose of assuring the ability to identify and locate property in emergency circumstances in which human or welfare may be in danger and/or property may be in need of protection from the dangers and hazards of fire.
ARTICLE III. DEFINITIONS.
Section 3.1. For the purpose of construction and application of this Ordinance, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Commercial property” shall mean any property zoned for commercial purposes under the Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance.
(b) “District Court” shall mean and refer to the 52nd District Court for the State of Michigan, Second Division.
(c) “Industrial Property” shall mean any property zoned for industrial purposes under the Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance.
(d) “Fire Chief” shall mean the Chief of the Brandon Fire Department, and reference to the “fire official” shall mean and refer to the Fire Chief.
(e) “Fire Department” shall mean the Brandon Fire Department.
(f) “Person in possession” shall mean the person who had the possessory right of particular property and/or improvements, and shall include the agent of such person, and, also, the person having apparent authority with respect to such possession based upon reasonable inferences and grounds.
(g) “Township” shall mean the Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan.
(h) “Village” shall mean the Village of Ortonville, County of Oakland, State of Michigan.
Section 3.2. Terms not specifically defined in this Article shall have the meanings customarily attributed to them.
ARTICLE IV. INSPECTIONS.
An annual inspection and approval by the Fire Official shall be required in order to ensure proper addressing.
ARTICLE V. WHEN REQUIRED.
Section 5.1. Upon issuance of a building permit a temporary address shall be posted, and when occupancy is given a permanent address shall be posted, both to comply with this ordinance.
Section 5.2. Existing structures must comply with the ordinance within 90 days of its effectiveness.
Section 5.3. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property to install all required address numbers.
ARTICILE VI. RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION.
Section 6.1. All owners of primary residential structures which are located further than 75 feet from the edge of the traveled portion of the nearest road or which are not clearly visible year-round from the road because of vegetation, snow conditions, terrain, or other obstacles shall display their address number on a post. The post shall conform with the following standards:
(a) The post shall be located within ten feet of the driveway and at a location which is clearly visible year-round from the road. The post must be placed in a location which is no greater than ten feet from the edge of the traveled portion for roads with a defined shoulder or at least four feet from the edge of the traveled portion from roads without a defined shoulder.
(b) A sign on each post which contains the assigned address number on both sides of the sign. The sign shall be installed on the post from one edge and extend perpendicularly away from the road. The bottom of the sign shall be placed at a height which is no less than three feet above the level of the road surface. The sign shall contain white reflective numbers not less than three inches tall on a reflective background.
Section 6.2. All owners of primary structures which are located less than 75 feet from the nearest road and which are clearly visible year-round from the road must erect and maintain their assigned address numbers on the outside of the primary structure. The numbers must be 4″ in height and must be of contrasting color to the structures surface.
ARTICLE VII. COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES
Section 7.1. All owners of commercial, industrial, or other business structures which are located further than 75 feet from the edge of the traveled portion of the nearest road or which are not clearly visible year-round from the road because of vegetation, snow conditions, terrain, or other obstacles shall display their address number on a post. The post shall conform with the following standards:
(a) The post shall be located within ten feet of the driveway and at a location which is clearly visible year-round from the road. The post must be placed in a location which is no greater than ten feet from the edge of the traveled portion for roads with a defined shoulder or at least four feet from the edge of the traveled portion for roads without a defined shoulder.
(b) On the post must be placed a sign which contains the assigned address number on both sides of the sign. The sign shall be installed on the structure from one edge and extend perpendicularly away from the road. The bottom of the sign shall be placed at a height which is no less than three feet above the level of the road surface. The sign shall contain white reflective numbers not less than three inches tall on a reflective background.
Section 7.2. All owners of commercial, industrial, or other business structures which are located less than 75 feet from the edge of the traveled portion of the nearest road and which have clearly visible year-round from the road must erect and maintain their assigned address numbers on the outside of the primary structure. The address numbers must be located on a primary structure surface facing the nearest road. . The numbers must be 6 inches in height and must be of contrasting color to the structure’s surface.
Section 7.3. Multiple Commercial Installation: All owners of commercial, industrial, or other business structures with multiple structures must erect and maintain their assigned address numbers on the outside of each structure. The address numbers must be located on a surface facing the nearest access. The numbers must be 6″ in height and must be of contrasting color to the structures surface.
Section 7.4. Property owners may apply for a permit to post each address in a horizontal manner on a post within ten feet of the property address location. The bottom of the sign shall be placed at a height which is no less than three feet above the level of the road surface and otherwise comply with all requirements of the Fire Department. The sign/signs shall contain white reflective numbers not less than six inches tall on a reflective background.
ARTICLE VIII. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES.
Section 8.1. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and such imprisonment, as determined by the court.
Section 8.2. Each act constituting a violation of this ordinance, and each day during which such violation occurs, shall be deemed a separate offense and punishable as set forth in the immediate preceding section.
Section 8.3. The penalties provided for in this Ordinance shall be in addition to, and not exclusive of, other remedies available to protection violations of this ordinance.
ARTICLE IX. SEVERABILITY.
Section 9.1. In the event that one or more provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed invalid for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such a holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the ordinance unless expressly so-determined by the Court.
ARTICLE X. REPEALER.
Section 10.1. All other provisions in Ordinances effective in the Township of Brandon which are expressly inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be, and are hereby, repealed.
EFFECTIVE DATE.
Section 11.1. This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in a newspaper in general circulation within the Charter Township of Brandon. This ordinance duly adopted on the 2nd day of July 2007 at a regular meeting of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees.
Adopted: July 2, 2007
Published: July 7, 2007
Effective: August 6, 2007
Publish in The Citizen 7/7/07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP
OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING JULY 2, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following:
? Minutes, Township Regular Meeting June 4, 2007
? Proclamation – National Public Treasurer’s Week – Treasurer
? Turn Out Gear, Approval to Purchase – Fire Dept.
? Remodel Bunk Room Quarters, Approval – Fire Dept.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $48,098.35
? Pre-pays in the amount of $401,660.94
? Trustees’ Timesheets in the amount of $1,706.04
1. Approved Betty Street – Rezoning – 2nd Reading – Building Department
2. Approved New Sign Country Oak Landscape (consent agreement change) – Building Department
3. Approved Address Ordinance #114 – 2nd Reading – Fire Department
4. Approved Burning Ordinance #115 – 2nd Reading – Fire Department
5. Approved Prevention Code Ordinance #116 – 2nd Reading – Fire Department
6. Approved Hazardous Material Spill Cost Recovery Ordinance #117 – Fire Department
7. Approved New Hires – 3 Paid-on-Call – Fire Department
10. Approved Installing a dry hydrant at Brandon Recreation Park entrance not to exceed
$6,000.00 – Fire Department
11. Approved CDBG – Resolution to Reprogram 2005-2006 funds
12. Approved CDBG – Minor Home Repair Guidelines
13. Approved OTV Cable Coordinator Contract Renewal
14. Approved OTV Cable 2007 – 2008 Budget
15. Approved Contractor’s bid for well, labor, irrigation, pump, fittings & labor for
Brandon Recreation Park.
16. Approved change order #4 (electrical) to Roger Ingles Construction, Inc.
17. Approved waiving bid requirements for contracting for an irrigation system.
18. Approved the Change Order #5 (sod) to Roger Ingles Construction, Inc.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 7/7/07

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 25, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 012-07 Sidwell # 03-19-101-008
Name: Clearwater Campground/Michaelann Reis
Location: 1140 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests an interpretation of Section 14.01-4 of the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance permitting campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks. Specifically: Are on site constructed cabins, permitted in recreational zone district as opposed to “Transient” recreational housing.
2) Appeal # 013-07 Sidwell #03-23-300-008
Name: Gary Miller
Location: 1845 Sashabaw Road
Request: Applicants requests a side yard set back variance of 17 feet to construct a new garage 8 feet from the side property line ( a minimum of 25 feet is required by ordinance).
3) Appeal # 014-07 Sidwell #03-19-127-007 & 008 & 009, 03-19-201-004 & 005
Name: Brandon Development – Lockwood, LLC
Location: Ortonville Road (vacant)
Request: Applicants requests a variance to fill into the 25 feet wetland buffer area at the above identified vacant properties on M-15.
4) Appeal # 015-07 Sidwell #03-34-300-034
Name: Guy Wardell
Location: 3863 Perry lake Road
Request: Applicant requests an area variance of 412 square feet to construct a new accessory building 1320 square feet in size.
5) Appeal # 016-07 Sidwell # 03-27-326-017
Name: David Schmick
Location: 2610 Cook Trail
Request: Applicant requests a variance to maintain an 8-foot high privacy fence in rear yard (maximum 6 foot in height permitted by ordinance).
6) Appeal # 017-07 Sidwell #03-17-100-084
Name: John Craig
Location: 202 High Bank Trail
Request: Applicant requests a 5-foot side yard set back to construct a new shed 20 feet from the side property line (25 feet required by ordinance).
7) Appeal # 018-07 Sidwell #03-35-200-036
Name: Frank & Cathy Genovese
Location: 4780 Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicants request a variance to erect a permanent farm identification sign 32 square feet in area.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 7/7/07

charter township of brandon
zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 1, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 019-07 Sidwell # 03-08-351-029
Name: Allan & Amy Gibson
Location: 247 Faust
Request: Applicants requests a variance to permit construction of an accessory building in the front yard.
2) Appeal # 020-07 Sidwell #03-29-200-049
Name: Mark & Cindy Dickens
Location: 600 Rolling Acres
Request: Applicants requests a variance to permit construction of an accessory building in the front yard.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 7-14-07

Zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 22, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 021-07 Sidwell # 03-22-100-051
Name: William & Catherine Knight
Location: 3150 Granger Road
Request: Applicants request a side yard setback variance of 21 feet to construct an accessory
building 4 feet from side property line (25 feet required by ordinance).
2) Appeal # 022-07 Sidwell #03-08-176-010
Name: Donald & Louise Ruks
Location: 505 Timber Hill Drive
Request: Applicants request a variance to construct an accessory building in the front
yard set back.
3) Appeal # 023-07 Sidwell #03-14-300-006
Name: Alan Lavoisne
Location: 922 Lockwood
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory building in the front
yard set back.
4) Appeal # 024-07 Sidwell #03-18-376-004
Name: Cornell Sign Company/St. Anne Catholic Church
Location: 825 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests variances to construct a new ground sign 32 square feet
in size (maximum 20 square feet permitted by ordinance) and 7 feet high (maximum
overall height 6 feet permitted by ordinance).
5) Appeal # 025-07
Name: Brandon Township Planning & Building Department
Request: The Brandon Township Planning & Building Department request
clarification of Section 5.05-2-A of the Township Zoning Ordinance regarding maximum fence height. This request is made to examine and clarify enforcement policy on how and where fence height is to be measured.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 6, 2007
Members present: Lapp, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of July 2, 2007
? Study Session Minutes of July 26, 2007
? MERS Seminar ? R. McArthur
? Budget Amendments ? All Funds
? Regular Bills $24,102.18
? Pre-pays in the amount of $370,698.07
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,232.14
3. Approved spending $50 for the sponsorship of the Septemberfest Sack Race, with Trustee Carlson securing the staff and purchasing the gifts.
4. Adopted the Hazardous Material Spill Recovery Ordinance.
5. Denied the motion to allow the Treasurer’s office to use Tech Resources to service their computers.
6. Approved motion to accept the three bullet points as presented by the Brandon Preservation Committee.
7. Approved motion not to accept the Resolution in Support of Ecological Showcase Research.
8. Approved the CDBG Minor Home Repair Program contract.
9. Approved the $5,000 CDBG grant for Emergency Food and Personal Care Voucher Program.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Published in The Citizen 8/11/07

brandon township, michigan
ordinance #117
an ordinance to provide for hazardous material spill cost recovery
An Ordinance to establish charges for Township emergency services responding to an incident involving hazardous materials under Public Act 102 of 1990 (MCLA 41.806a) and other statutes and to provide for methods for the collection of such charges.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. PURPOSE. In order to protect the Township from incurring extraordinary expenses resulting from the utilization of Township resources to respond to an incident involving the spill, release or discharge of hazardous materials, or the improper handling or storage of hazardous materials, the Township board shall recover from the responsible parties the reasonable and actual costs incurred by the Township in responding in connection with hazardous materials release.
SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS
A. “Costs” and “Township Costs” mean any and all expenses incurred by the Township Fire, Township Police, and/or any other department hired by or cooperating with the Township to supply services, whether direct or indirect, and shall include, but not be limited to, expenses attributable to the response, control or abatement of any hazardous materials release, including costs of equipment, operation and personnel, costs of material utilized, fringe benefit costs overhead and administrative costs, cost of meals for all personnel, costs involved in the incident, costs of specialist, medical expenses for exposures, injuries or illnesses resulting from the incident, costs of experts or other contract labor services not in full-time employment of the Township, costs incurred by fire departments requested to assist and all other costs incurred by the Township as a result of said incident including costs and reasonable actual attorney fees for enforcement of this ordinance.
B. “Facility” means any area, place or property where a hazardous material has been released, deposited, stored or disposed of or otherwise comes to be located.
C. “Fire Department” means any fire department rendering service to The Charter Township of Brandon.
D. “Hazardous Materials” means any of the following:
1. Substances or materials in quantity or form which, in the determination of the Township Fire Chief or the principal officer of a fire department responding to the release of hazardous materials or his or her authorized representative, pose an unacceptable risk or danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the environment, or property, and shall include, but not be limited to, such substances as chemicals, explosive, radioactive materials, petroleum or petroleum products, gases, poisons etiologic (biologic) agents, flammables and corrosives.
2. Hazardous substances as defined in the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
3. Hazardous substances as defined in Part 201 of Act No, 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 of the State of Michigan, as amended.
4. Hazardous waste as defined in Part 111 of Act No. 451 of Public Acts of 1994 of the State of Michigan, as amended.
5. Regulated substance as described in Part 213 of Act No. 451 of the Public Acts of 1994 of the State of Michigan, as amended,
E. “Person” means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, limited liability company or any other legal entity.
F. ” Release” means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing of a hazardous substance into the environment, or the improper handing or storage thereof, or the abandonment or discharging of barrels, containers, or other receptacles containing a hazardous substance.
G. “Responsible Party” means any person who accidentally, negligently or intentionally causes or is responsible for any release, spill, or improper handling or storage of any hazardous materials in the Township shall be responsible and liable for the abatement, control, capture, removal and proper storage or disposal of such hazardous materials and for all costs associated therewith.
H. “Threatened Release” means any circumstances that may reasonably be anticipated to cause a release.

SECTION 3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ABATEMENT, CONTROL AND COSTS: USE OF OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS OR MUNICIPAL FORCES.
It shall be the duty of any responsible party to remove immediately hazardous materials released and undertake and complete a total cleanup of the area of the release in such a manner as to ensure that the hazardous materials are fully removed and the area is fully restored to its condition prior to the release of such hazardous materials, or to conditions or standards established by Michigan Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Part 201 of Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended or other applicable law or environmental law or regulation.
Any responsible party who fails to comply completely with the provisions of this ordinance shall be liable to the Township, its agents, contractors, and employees and cooperative departments for any costs incurred in the removal and cleanup of any and all hazardous materials and the restoration of the affected property.
In the event that any responsible party fails to remove immediately such hazardous material, the Township shall have the right but not the duty to enter on to the property involved with the release and remove and conduct a cleanup of all hazardous materials either by Township employees or by contractors and agents of the Township.
Where the HazMat Unit is used for any aspect of the removal, cleanup, control or monitoring of any release or other incident involving hazardous materials, the responsible party shall be liable to the Township for costs incurred in using the HazMat Unit.
SECTION 4. RECOVERY COSTS.
a. The Township shall be entitled to recover all assessable costs in connection with a public safety or fire emergency incident from any responsible parties jointly or severally.
b. The Township Supervisor or his or her designee shall determine the total assessable costs and shall in consultation with other Township personnel involved in responding to a public safety or fire emergency incident determine whether to assess any, all or part of such costs against any of the responsible parties. In making such determination, the following shall be considered:
1. The total assessable costs;
2. The risk the incident imposed on the Township, its residents and their property;
3. Whether there was any injury or damage to person or property;
4. Whether the public safety or emergency incident required evacuation;
5. The extent the public safety or emergency incident required an unusual or extraordinary use of Township personnel and equipment and
6. Whether there was any damage to the environment,
c. After determining to assess costs against a responsible party, the Township clerk shall mail an itemized invoice to the responsible party at its last known address. Such invoice shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days of the date of mailing and any accounts unpaid after such date shall bear a late payment fee equal to seven percent (7%) per annum for any period that the amount due and any previously imposed late payment fee remains unpaid. A responsible party may appeal the amount due within the 30 day period to the Township Board and shall be entitled to a hearing thereon.
d. In the event that said costs are not paid, the Township may take whatever collection steps may be deemed appropriate, including the placement of all such charges on the tax roll for said property and to levy and collect such costs in the same manner as provided for the levy and collection of real property taxes against such property.
e. If the responsible party fails to pay the Township for costs incurred within the thirty days of the date of the invoice sent by the Township to the responsible party, the Township may institute legal action to collect the costs due, including expenses, costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred to collect those costs.
SECTION 5. OTHER REMEDIES. The Township shall be entitled to pursue any other remedy or may institute any appropriate action or proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction as permitted by law to collect assessable costs from a responsible party.
SECTION 6. SEVERABILITY. Should any provision or part of the within ordinance be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or enforceable, the same shall not affect the validity or, enforceability of the remainder of this ordinance.
SECTION 7. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in a newspaper in general circulation within the Charter Township of Brandon. This ordinance duly adopted on the _ day of , 2007 at a regular meeting of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees.
Adopted:
Published:
Effective:
Published in The Citizen 8/11/07

planning & building
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
SPECIAL USE REQUEST
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on August 28, 2007 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following request: A request by Tractor Supply Company to be permitted to have outdoor storage and display at 700 S. Ortonville Road.
Parcel ID # 03-18-301-005
Common Description: Former James Lumber Building
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish The Citizen – August 18, 2007

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing September 26, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill, Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 026-07 Sidwell # 03-09-376-015
Name: Jason Muz
Location: 2233 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a review of storage limits and conditions for barn maintenance located at the above address.
2) Appeal # 027-07 Sidwell # 03-13-300-050
Name: Matt May/Ultimate Building
Location: 687 Green Creek
Request: Applicants request a variance to construct a garage in front of the home.
3) Appeal # 028-07 Sidwell # 03-19-451-006
Name: Chester Kosonog
Location: 1896 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to expand non-conforming building on a non-conforming parcel of record.
4) Appeal # 029-07 Sidwell # 03-03-400-039
Name: Joseph Boston
Location: 1119 Briar Ridge Lane
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 177 sq. ft. to construct an accessory building 1,200 sq. ft. in size. Maximum size permitted by ordinance is 1,023 sq. ft.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 9-8-07

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING to receive public comments on proposed changes to the Brandon Township Recreation Plan and to adopt the proposed changes via resolution. This meeting will be held on September 20, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Brandon Township Offices located at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929 Ortonville, MI 48462.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Clerk, B. Jean McCreery at 248.627.2851 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-8-07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of August, 2007
? Regular Bills in the amount of $75,213.96
? Pre-pays in the amount of $446,662.33
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,456.92
3. Approved Amendment to Specialized Services Vehicle Agreement.
4. Approved SMART Municipal Credit Contract.
5. Approved park name.
6. Approved park signage.
7. Approved a public hearing regarding the recreational park on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Approved by Ronald Lapp,
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 9-8-07

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
AMENDING ORDINANCE #144-12
Amending Ordinance adding section 46-304, Architectural Design Requirements to the Brandon Township Code of Ordinances.
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Article V, Section 46-304 be added, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Addition of Article V, Section 46-304 Architectural Design Requirements to read as follows:
Architectural Design Requirements.
The purpose of this section is to provide a consistent and equitable set of exterior architectural design standards, the intent of which is to create, enhance and promote the qualitative visual environment of Brandon Township. Also, the intent is to encourage developers and their architects to explore the design implication of their project to the context of the site, surrounding area and Brandon Township, and to provide the Planning Commission with a sense and appreciation for the design process. This section is not intended to regulate the quality, workmanship and requirements for materials relative to strength, durability and endurance, maintenance, performance, load capacity, or fire resistance characteristics.
Building design and location shall contribute to the uniqueness of the commercial zoned areas within Brandon Township with predominant material, elements, features, color range and activity areas tailored specifically to the site and its content. In the case of projects which contain more than one building, each individual building shall include predominant characteristics shared by all buildings in the development so that the development forms a cohesive place within the M-15 corridor and other commercial zoned properties. In projects containing more than one building, a distinct visual link shall be established among various buildings by using architectural or site design elements such as courtyards, plaza(s), landscaping and walkways to unify the project. A standardized prototype design shall be modified if necessary to meet the provisions of this ordinance per section A below. Emphasis shall be placed on providing a pedestrian circulation system which promotes safety and social interaction, connecting neighborhoods with open space, recreational and community facilities while offering commercial, office and mixed use areas.
A. Design Theme: Within each project, buildings shall be designed with an overall Architectural Theme consistent with or complementary to the Federal, Georgian, Italianate, or Greek Revival or other early American periods. Pre-existing buildings on adjoining tracts shall not be a factor in the design of new buildings unless they are consistent with the architectural objectives defined herein. Transition shall be developed between projects with different uses and intensities on adjacent parcels to provide an effective visual and functional shift. Transition may be created through appropriate building setback, height and landscape buffers.
B. Open Space and Community Design Feature:
(1.) Residential uses (not in single family residential districts). An active and passive recreation/open space shall demonstrate that at least ten (10) percent of the gross land area is maintained for recreation/open space amenities which accurately reflect the intended demographics of the development not withstanding other ordinance requirements for cluster housing options, planned unit development or other residential development standards.
(2.) All Non-Residential Uses. Each non-residential establishment shall contribute to the establishment or enhancement of community and public spaces by providing at least two (2) of the examples but not limited to any of the following: patio/seating area, pedestrian plaza with benches, window shopping walkway, outdoor playground area, water feature, clock tower, flag poles and shall include other such deliberately shaped area and/or focal feature or amenity that, in the sole discretion of the Planning Commission, is determined to adequately enhance such community and public spaces.
C. Building Proportion: A building(s) within a development should generally avoid long, monotonous, uninterrupted walls or roof planes. The design and placement of building facades, doors, windows, and architectural design details shall be used to accomplish this task.
D. Building Facades: Facades shall have a defined base or foundation, a middle or modulated wall, and a top formed by a pitched roof or articulated cornice, in each instance appropriate to the building style. Buildings with continuous facades that are ninety (90) feet or greater in width shall be designed with offsets (projecting or recessed) along at least twenty (20) percent of the length of the fa’ade. Windows, awnings, and arcades must total at least sixty (60) percent of a fa’ade length abutting a public street.
Facades constructed of more than one material shall only change materials along a horizontal line or along vertical line of an architectural element (not a diagonal line) unless it is an integral part of the design feature. The material that appears to be heavier shall always be placed beneath the lighter material. All facades of building shall be of the same material and similarly detailed. One dominant material shall be selected, with a preference towards stone or brickwork. Wood or wood appearing materials (vinyl siding, hardy board) are allowed however it shall be of a type that is installed as individual pieces and not of large panels. Buildings that are located at the termination of a view or vista shall be considered a more significant structure and will be required to have special architectural treatment. Block or metal sheet panel walls are strictly prohibited
Design elements of the elevations shall be organized such that openings line up horizontally and vertically with other openings. Openings in a fa’ade shall be arranged in a balanced, relatively uniform fashion. Openings of varying sizes are often centered vertically along the center line of the openings above or below.
E. Roofs: Roofs shall be simply and symmetrically pitched and only in the configuration of gables and hips, with pitches ranging from 4:12 to 14:12. Shed roofs are permitted only when the ridge is attached to an exterior wall of a building, and shall conform to pitch between 14:12 and 4:12. Flat roofs are permitted when consistent with the historic style or architecture, if edged by a railing or parapet, and if rooftop mechanical equipment is either camouflaged on all sides or visually integrated into the overall design of the building. All roofing materials shall be compatible with the style, materials, color, details and proportion of the building. In no case shall rooftop mechanical equipment be visible from adjoining streets or residential zones or uses.
Modulating of the roof and/or roof line will be required in order to eliminate box-shaped buildings. Parapets must be fully integrated into the architectural design of the building and provide seamless design transitions, including exterior materials between the main building mass, mechanical penthouses and other roof structures. Should they be used, partial parapets shall have a return that extends inward to at least the first structural bay, or twenty five (25) feet, whichever is greater.
Dormers shall be designed with correct details, proportion and type consistent with the overall building composition and roofed with symmetrical gables, hip or barrel roofs. Belvederes, cupolas, and pergolas are permitted if appropriate to the type, well proportioned, and fully detailed.
In instances where roof vents, roof mounted mechanical equipment, pipes, and other projections and equipment on the roof can be viewed from above, they shall be grouped together and painted to match the roof color to reduce their appearance, and screened from view. In instances where roof areas or mechanical equipment can be viewed from below, all roof vents, roof mounted mechanical equipment, pipes, and other projections and equipment on the roof shall be painted to match the roof color or screened from view. There shall be variations in roof lines to add visual interest.
F. Entrances: Primary building entrances shall be clearly defined and recessed or framed by a sheltering element such as an awning, arcade or portico in order to provide shelter from the summer sun or winter weather. The location, orientation, proportion and style of the doors must faithfully reflect the chosen style of the building.
G. Windows: All window designs shall be compatible with the style, materials, color, details and proportion of the building. The number window of panes, the way it opens, the trim around it and whether it is embellished with shutters must be consistent with the architectural style of the structure
H. Awnings. Fixed or retractable awnings are permitted if they complement a building’s architectural style, material, colors, and details; do not conceal architectural features ( such as cornices, columns, pilasters, or decorative details); do not impair fa’ade composition; and are designed as an integral part of the fa’ade. Metal or aluminum awnings are prohibited unless they are matching and compatible to the roofing material.
I. Storefronts. Storefronts shall be integrally designed with overall fa’ade character. Ground floor retail, service and restaurant uses should generally have large pane window displays, however, they shall not exceed seventy five percent (75%) of the total ground level (first floor) fa’ade area. Buildings with multiple storefronts shall be of unified design through the use of common materials, architectural details, signage and lighting consistent with the overall building style.
J. Drive-thru windows. Drive-thru windows shall be designed as a related, integrated architectural element and part of the overall design composition of the building.
K. Pedestrian pathways and sidewalks. Vehicular access and circulation shall be planned to ensure safe pedestrian movement within the development. Pedestrian systems shall provide safe, all weather, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing means of on-site movement and shall be an integral part of the overall design concept. Pedestrian pathway connections to parking areas, buildings and other amenities between on-site and perimeter pedestrian systems and paths shall be planned and installed when feasible. Pedestrian pathways shall also be provided to accommodate neighboring properties and connect to other pathway systems. The pathways are to be a minimum of 5 feet in width and constructed of approved hard surface materials.
L. Signage. All signs permitted within Brandon Township shall be subject to the provisions of Article X, (Signs) unless a stricter provision is provided below. All signs with in a specific development shall be subject to the following requirements and standards:
a. All signs shall be designed so as to be integral and compatible with the architecture and landscape component of the development.
b. A comprehensive sign plan shall be submitted with each development project.
M. Lighting. All lighting shall conform to the requirements of Section 46-421, in order to maintain vehicle and pedestrian safety, site security and accentuate architectural details.
N. Landscape, Greenbelts, Buffers and screening elements. All landscape features of the site shall conform to the requirements detailed in Article VIII. (Natural Resource Protections and Enhancement).
O. Utilities and Communication Devices. All exterior on-site utilities, including but not limited to drainage systems, sewers, gas lines, water lines, electrical, telephone and communications wires and equipment, shall be installed and maintained underground wherever possible. On site underground utilities shall be designed and installed to minimize disruption of off-site utilities, paving and landscape during construction and maintenance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective the day of publication, March 10, 2012.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of March, 2012 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced 1/17/2012
Adopted 3/05/2012
Published 3/10/20121
Effective 03/10/2012
The full Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 3-10-12

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING March 5, 2012
Members present: Thurman, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault, DePalma
Members absent: McCreery (with notice)
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved closed session minutes of March 5, 2012.
3. Approved allowing the township attorney to proceed with the litigation for Clearwater Campground as discussed in closed session.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
March 5, 2012
Members present: Thurman, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault, DePalma
Members absent: McCreery (with notice)
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following:
? Regular Meeting Minutes of February 6, 2012.
? Special Meeting Minutes of February 6, 2012.
? Regular Bills in the Amount of $163,627.19.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $73,166.97.
? Trustee Timesheets in the Amount of $651.00.
3. Approved the adoption of the new ordinance Section 46-304 Architectural Design Requirements as presented for second reading.
4. Approved Park Operations Budget Amendment.
5. Approved Resolution #227-12 Medical Marihuana Moratorium.
6. Approved Resolution #228-12 to Extend Gas Mains in Brandon Township.
7. Approve 2012-2014 Contract for Dispatch Services between the Township of Brandon and the Oakland County Sheriff Department.
8. Approved 2012 Part-Time Fire Department Employee Benefits.
9. Approved 2012 Full-Time Fire Department Employee Benefits.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 3-10-12

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2012 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2012 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Wednesday March 14th 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday March 15th 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling. All appeals must be accompanied by a completed L-4035 Form ‘Petition to the Board of Review? in order for your appeal to be valid. It is recommended that a detailed explanation, an appraisal and/or other documents be provided to support your appeal. The L-4035 will be provided by the Assessing Office or is available online at the Brandon Township website, or online at : http://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15th, 2012.
Applications for Poverty Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2011 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the poverty appeal.
The year 2012 tentative equalization ratios and multipliers are:
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER
Agricultural 51.86% .9641
Commercial 52.85% .9461
Industrial 57.59% .8682
Residential 49.81% 1.0038
Publish in The Citizen 2-25-12

BRAnDOn TOWNSHIP
Truth In Taxation
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a special meeting on September 28, 2007, at 10.00 am, at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville Michigan, for the purpose of setting the millage rates for 2007.
The proposed 2007 millage rates are:
Year 2006 2007 Maximum allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0046
Police Operating 3.5000 3.2500 3.5286
Fire Operating 3.2983 3.2983 5.0000
Fire Equipment and Housing 1.0922 1.0922 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .6000 .5000 .9530
Total 9.4905 9.1405 15.4862
Millage roll back factor
2006 taxable values for
(real and personal) $535,372,474
2007 taxable values for
(real and personal) $553.517.944
Increase on taxabIe values of $ 18,145,470
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only.
All other millages are levied on real and personal.
2006 real property taxable values $522,320,254
2007 real property taxable values $539,215.152
Increase in real property taxable values $ 17,820,488
These millage rates will be Ievied on the 2007 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under thc Michigan’s Open Meeting’s Act.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 248.627.2851 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonvllle,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 9/22/07

ADVERSTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Charter Township of
Brandon Township
PROJECT: Edna Burton Senior Center Architectural Design Services for the Renovation/Repair and Expansion
OWNER: Charter Township of Brandon Township
P. O. Box 929
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI.48462
Tel: 248-627-2851
Fax: 248-627-6208
Submittal Requirements
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk B. Jean McCreery, CMC at the following address by 3:00 P. M on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (Any bid submitted after 3:00 P.M. will not be considered).
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: B. Jean McCreery, CMC
395 Mill St. PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR:
Edna Burton Senior Center
Architectural Design Services for the Renovation/Repair & Expansion?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
No faxed or e-mailed proposals will be accepted.
BID OPENING: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:30 p.m.
Conference Room
Charter Township of Brandon Township
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI. 48462
BASIS FOR PROPOSALS:
Bids are solicited on a completed price listed on the proposal form. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible responsive bidder based upon the lump sum as indicated in the proposals for all the work specified. The Owner reserves the right to increase, decrease or delete selective bid items from base proposal to conform to monies budgeted. The term OWNER shall mean the Charter Township of Brandon and its representatives and the BIDDER/ARCHITECT shall mean any person, firm or corporation who submits a bid or is chosen to perform the work herein.
DESCRIPTION:
The work shall include architectural design services to convert the storage room to a computer lab, expand the storage space which includes the extending of the outer walls, raising of the floor level to be equal with the rest of the building, portioning for storage, design the installation of insulation and removing the outside door, running of heat and electrical as necessary to provide internet and phone lines. The design services shall include the designing of and to provide construction documents (plans and specifications) to meet Michigan Building Code 2009 requirements and of sufficient clarity to request contractors to bid the work to be performed as described above.
MANDATORY PRE-BID SITE INSPECTION:
Any bidder who fails to attend the pre-bid site inspection will be disqualified from bidding this project. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM local time on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 345 Ball Street in the Village of Ortonville, Oakland County, and State of Michigan. The bidder’s representative at the meeting shall be solely responsible for insuring the Bidder’s name, complete address and phone number appears clearly and correctly on the Township’s attendance roster. Any addendums sent out are based on the accuracy of this attendance roster. Any proposal received from a bidder whose name does not appear on the Township’s attendance roster may be declared non-responsive and their bid not opened. This meeting is mandatory as there is no specific information available for quantities and all necessary measurements to determine materials necessary are the responsibility of the bidder.
CDBG REQUIREMENTS:
The Contractor and Subcontractors on this project must comply with HUD contract provisions 24CFR part 85.36 (i), the Davis-Bacon Act, Nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 requirements, anti-Kickback Act, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Labor Standards and Regulations as set forth in the Contract Bid Documents. This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
OWNER’S RIGHTS:
The OWNER reserves the right to accept any Proposal, to reject any or all Proposals, and to waive any irregularities in any Proposal, in the interest of the OWNER.
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
Proposals which are not signed by the individual making them shall have attached thereto to a Power of Attorney evidencing authority to sign the Proposal in the name of the person for whom it is signed.
Proposals which are signed by a partnership shall be signed by all of the partners or by an Attorney-in-Fact. If signed by an Attorney-in-Fact, there shall be attached to the Proposal a Power of Attorney evidencing authority to sign the Proposal, executed by the partners.
Proposals which are signed for a corporation shall have the correct corporate name thereof and the signatures of the president or other authorized officers of the corporation manually written below the corporate name following the word ‘By.? If such a Proposal is manually signed by an officer other than the president of the corporation, a certified copy of a resolution of the Board of Directors evidencing the authority of such official to sign the Proposal shall be attached to it. Such a Proposal shall also bear the attested signature of the secretary of the corporation and the impression of the corporate seal.
All Bidders shall complete the enclosed form entitled ‘Legal Status of Bidder.?
EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT
The Bidder to whom an Award is made will be required to enter into a written Agreement in the form hereto annexed, within ten (10) days, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, after being notified of the acceptance of his/her Proposal and receipt by him/her of copies of the Contract Documents to be executed.
In case of failure to comply with this requirement, he/she shall be considered to have abandoned all rights and interest in the Award, his/her Proposal Guaranty may be declared forfeited to the OWNER and the Contract may be awarded to another.
INSURANCE
The successful Bidder will be required to carry insurance in the amounts and kinds specified in the General Conditions. Such insurance must be with companies and in a form satisfactory to the OWNER, and certificates of such insurance must be attached to each copy of the executed Contract Documents.
These certificates shall contain a provision that coverage afforded under the policies will not be canceled or materially changed until at least fifteen (15) days prior written notice has been given to the OWNER and OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE, as evidenced by return receipt or registered or certified mail.
BONDS
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish for each set of the executed Contract Documents and conformed copies thereof, an original conformed Performance Bond, and Labor and Material Bond on the forms attached hereto with a surety acceptable to the OWNER, as follows:
1) Performance Bond in the amount of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the Contract Price to insure the completion of the entire Project according to the Contract Documents.
2) Labor and Material Bond in the amount of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the Contract Price for the protection of the OWNER and to secure payments of all labor, materials and subcontractors according to the statute of the state at that time in effect.
PERMITS AND LOCAL CODES
The successful Bidders documents shall comply with all state and local construction requirements and shall comply with all local building codes and inspection requirements.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The successful Bidder shall comply with the Health and Safety Regulations, Chapter XVII of Title 29 CFR, Part 1926, as promulgated by the Department of Labor and/or applicable State and local safety and health regulations. All questions regarding compliance and enforcement, as well as requests for the regulations should be directed to the Department of Labor and/or local agencies.
LOCAL AND STATE REGULATIONS
The successful Bidder documents shall comply with all local and state regulations and be in accordance with all applicable regulations, standards and specifications as adopted by the local enforcing agencies.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 2-18-12

SUMMARY OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP ADMENDMENT TO ZONINNG ORDINANCE ADDING ARTICLE V, SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATION,
SECTION 46-304,
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STANDARDS
The following is a summary, as prepared by the Board of the Charter Township of Brandon, of an Amending Ordinance adding section 46-304, Architectural Design Standards, to the Brandon Township code of Ordinances. A true copy of the ordinance is on file and available for viewing by the public between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan
Section 46-304: Architectural Design Requirements.
The express purpose of the new section is to provide a consistent and equitable set of exterior architectural design standards intended to promote the ‘qualitative visual environment? of the Township. The section is not intended to regulate quality, workmanship and requirements for materials regarding strength, durability, load capacity, or fire resistance characteristics.
The balance of the ordinance is divided into sections A through O inclusive, which cite specific requirements.
A. Design Theme: This subsection incorporates design concepts of Federal, Georgian, Italianate, Greek revival or other early American periods, with recognition of pre-existing buildings.
B. Open Space and Community Design Feature: Subsection 1 and 2 set requirements for recreation/open space for residential uses excepting single family, and minimum requirements for non-residential features and amenities
C. Building Proportion: Presents design conditions to be avoided
D. Building Facades: Sets standards for any face of a building.
E. Roofs: Sets requirements for details such as pitch and configuration and visual conditions.
F. Entrances:: Addresses sheltering requirement for primary entrances.
G. Windows: Covers compatibility issues.
H. Awnings: Specifies conditions for fixed or retractable awnings.
I. Storefronts: Covers integration of storefront with overall fa’ade.
J. Drive-thru Windows: Must meet integration of design requirements.
K. Pedestrian Pathways and sidewalks: Establishes principles for safety of movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
L. Signage: Establishes additional requirements not stated in Article X of the zoning ordinance.
M. Lighting: Incorporates standards of code section 46-421.
N. Landscape, Greenbelts, Buffers and Screening Elements: Incorporates, Article VIII (Natural Resource Protection and Enhancements).
O. Utilities and Communications Devices: Requires all exterior on-site utilities to be underground.
The above summary is generally descriptive of the content of the new section 46-304. Persons interested in the details of the Ordinance may review the specific provisions at the location identified above. The Township Board will consider final approval at the regular Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. local time.
This summary prepared by Stuart B. Cooney, attorney for the Charter Township of Brandon.
Published by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 (248) 627-2851.
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BRANDON TOWNSHIP
AMENDING ORDINANCE #138-12
Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Accessory Building Ordinance adopted August 2, 2010, by revising Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. Attached accessory structures.
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Article IV, Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. Attached accessory structures be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Article IV, Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. Attached accessory structures to read as follows:
5. The total area of all attached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or a maximum of 1,000 square feet.
The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building less the existing attached accessory building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be seven (7) days after publication, February 18, 2012
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 6th day of February, 2012 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced 1/23/2012
Adopted 2/06/2012
Published 2/11/20121
Effective 02/18/2012
The full Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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BRANDON TOWNSHIP
AMENDING ORDINANCE #140-12
Amending Ordinance to the Parking Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010, by revising Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-246 Parking prohibited, and changing the existing section (a).
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-246 (a), Prohibited Parking be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Section 46-246 (a), Prohibited Parking to read as follows:
(a). Automotive vehicles, trailers of any kind, or recreational vehicles that are self-propelled or towed and designed for highway travel, which are not capable of such travel in its existing condition, or any dismantled, partially dismantled, discarded, wrecked, demolished or partially demolished unit or any unit designed for highway travel not bearing a current license plate or license certificate shall not be parked or stored on any residentially zoned property other than in a completely enclosed building.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be seven (7) days after publication, February 18, 2012
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 6th day of February, 2012 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced 1/23/2012
Adopted 2/06/2012
Published 2/11/20121
Effective 02/18/2012
The full Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test is scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Presidential Primary Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, MI. 48462.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
In the Brandon Township offices
at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462
If necessary, the alternate date for the test will be Thursday, February 23, 2012
at the same time and address as above.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
For further information, contact Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC at (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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BRANDON TOWNSHIP
AMENDING ORDINANCE #142-12
Amending Ordinance to amend the Parking Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010, by revising Article IV General Regulations Section 46-246 (d) Parking Prohibited, vehicle for sale, by inserting a newly created section (d)
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Article IV, Section 46-246 (d) Parking Prohibited, vehicle for sale be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Article IV, Section 46-246 (d) Parking Prohibited, vehicle for sale:
(d). Automotive vehicles, trailers or recreational vehicles may only be sold from property where the vehicle for sale is owned by the resident or owner of a property or in an approved new or used car lot. Vehicle(s) for sale in the road right of way or in a commercial parking lot is strictly prohibited. Vehicle(s) allowed for sale by this section shall be limited to (1) one vehicle at a time and no more than (4) four vehicles per year.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be seven (7) days after publication, February 18, 2012
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 6th day of February, 2012 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced 1/23/2012
Adopted 2/06/2012
Published 2/11/2012
Effective 02/18/2012
The full Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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BRANDON TOWNSHIP
AMENDING ORDINANCE #143-12
Amending Ordinance to amend the Signs Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010, by revising Article X General Conditions, Section 45-449 (a) (1) number of signs on a parcel.
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Article X, Section 45-449 (a) (1) number of signs on a parcel be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Article X, Section 45-449 (a) (1) number of signs on a parcel to read as follows:
(1). Within all nonresidential zoning districts, only one ground sign shall be permitted per zoning lot. If a second street frontage on the same zoning lot exceeds two hundred (200) feet or a parcel of land abuts three or more streets, two such ground signs may be permitted on separate street fronts. Sign size, number of signs, and location shall be finalized during site plan review. Maximum size area is provided in ‘Table A? found in subsection (b) of this section.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be seven (7) days after publication, February 18, 2012
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 6th day of February, 2012 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced 1/23/2012
Adopted 2/06/2012
Published 2/11/20121
Effective 02/18/2012
The full Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING February 6, 2012
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, DePalma
Members absent: King , Gault
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved closed session minutes of February 6, 2012.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
February 6, 2012
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, DePalma, Gault
Members absent: King (with notice)
3. Approved agenda.
4. Approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following:
? Regular Meeting Minutes of January 17, 2012.
? Special Meeting Minutes of January 23, 2012.
? Regular Bills in the Amount of $15,283.37.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $323,326.35.
? Trustee Timesheets in the Amount of $1,023.00.
5. Approved accepting the Brandon Township Planning Commission’s recommendation for case #11-117038-NZ.
6. Approved entering into the 2012 Clean-Up Recycling and Refuse Collection Agreement with Bedrock Express Limited as presented and to continue the $10.00 fee per load.
7. Approved the 2013 Specialized Services Application as presented.
8. Approved hiring R&R Earthmovers, Inc. to perform the Seymour Lake Cemetery Driveway Maintenance for $4,380.00.
9. Approve the sale of the Toshiba Risograph GR1700 with 3 drums through Midwest Surplus Equipment.
10. Approved continuing to employ Kim Feigley as Brandon Township Assessor and to award the assessing contract to Municipal Appraisal Services, Inc.
11. Approved hiring Paychex for human resource support services and payroll upon approval by the Ortonville Village Council for the Fire Department and Cable Fund allocations.
12. Approved the second reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. Attached Accessory Structures.
13. Approved the second reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-246 Parking Prohibited.
14. Approved the second reading of an Amending Ordinance to the code of Ordinances, Article IV, Section 46-246 (b) Parking Prohibited, Vehicle for Sale.
15. Approved the second reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article X General Conditions, Section 46-448 (a) (1) Number of Signs on a Parcel.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 1, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Willett, Stowell, Carlson, DeWitt
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Township Minutes ? Regular Meeting of September 4, 2007
? Township Minutes ? Special Meeting of September 20, 2007
? Supervisor Office ? Board of Review Appointment
? Budget Amendment – General Fund
? Budget Amendment – Recreation Fund
? Budget Amendment ? Designated Fund
? Regular Bills in the amount of $164,952.38
? Pre-pays in the amount of $169,101.39
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,706.04
3. Approved Fire Department Hire of three paid on-call Fire Fighters
4. Approved Bid Approval of Actuarial Valuation for OPEB
5. Approved Elections Interlocal Agreement Ballot Layout & Coding
6. Approved Cable equipment purchase of two Sony video cameras
7. Approved Cable purchase of one Multichannel Play to Air Video Server
8. Approved Senior Center Programmer to attend conference
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk 248.627.2851
395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonvllle, MI 48462
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing October 24, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following appeals:
1) Appeal # 030-07 Sidwell # 03-28-100-044
Name: David Wolgast
Location: 2245 S. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct a new garage in front of the home.

2) Appeal # 031-07 Sidwell # 03-15-201-007
Name: Keith Schmaltz
Location: 3555 Poli Road
Request: Applicants requests an extension to variance granted June 28, 2006 permitting a barn to be kept on vacant property.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that The Township of Brandon will receive sealed bids for the installation of a dry suppression sprinkler system at the Old Mill Museum located in the Village of Ortonville. Plans and specifications may be obtained on or after October 7, 2007 from the Brandon Township Clerk’s Office at the address listed below. The contractor is allowed to pick up one set of plans and specifications.
Bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the Brandon Township Clerk’s office and must be received no later than 2:20pm on October 26, 2007. The Bid proposal shall be on the form found in the specifications and placed in a sealed envelope, including all enclosures and labeled: ‘BID PROPOSAL FOR OLD MILL SPRINKLER SYSTEM.? Sealed proposals will be opened publicly and read aloud on:
Date: October 26, 2007
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill St.
P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Attn: B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
This is a federally funded project.
The Contractor and Subcontractors on this project must comply with HUD contract provisions 24CFR part 85.36(i), the Davis-Bacon Act, Nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 requirements, Anti Kickback Act, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Labor Standards and Regulations as set forth in the Contract Bid Documents.
This project shall comply with current 2003 Michigan Building Code (MBC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) #13 and all Village Ordinances. For additional information, contact B. Jean McCreery, Brandon Township Clerk at (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk 248.627.2851
395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonvllle, MI 48462
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SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
JOINT BOARD MEETING BRANDON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND BRANDON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION January 23, 2012
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, DePalma, King , Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. Attached Accessory Structures.
3. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-246 Parking Prohibited.
4. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the code of Ordinances, Article IV, Section 46-246 (b) Parking Prohibited, Vehicle for Sale.
5. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article X General Conditions, Section 46-448 (a) (1) Number of Signs on a Parcel.
6. Approved the first reading of Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article V Supplemental Regulations, Architectural Design Standards, Section 46-304.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
JOINT BOARD MEETING BRANDON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND BRANDON TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION January 23, 2012
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, DePalma, King , Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. Attached Accessory Structures.
3. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article IV General Regulations, Section 46-246 Parking Prohibited.
4. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the code of Ordinances, Article IV, Section 46-246 (b) Parking Prohibited, Vehicle for Sale.
5. Approved the first reading of an Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article X General Conditions, Section 46-448 (a) (1) Number of Signs on a Parcel.
6. Approved the first reading of Amending Ordinance to the Code of Ordinances, Article V Supplemental Regulations, Architectural Design Standards, Section 46-304.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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Charter Township Of Brandon
State Of Michigan
County Of Oakland
Notice Of Election Presidential Primary Election February 28, 2012
Charter Township Of Brandon
To The Qualified Electors:
Notice Is Hereby Given That A Presidential Primary Election Will Be Held In:
The Charter Township Of Brandon
County Of Oakland, State Of Michigan
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Polls Will Be Open
7 O’clock A.m. Until 8 O’clock P.m.
All Polling Places Are Handicap Accessible
Braille And Audio Versions Of Voting Instructions Are Available
At The Polling Places Listed Below:
Precinct 1: Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St, Ortonville, Mi
Precinct 2: Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South St, Ortonville, Mi.
Precinct 3: Oakwood Elementary,
2839 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, Mi
Precinct 4: Fire Station #2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Brandon Twp.
Precinct 5: Sashabaw Meadows Club House, 4359 Dogwood, Clarkston, Brandon Twp.
Precinct 6: Old Town Hall,
486 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi
For The Purpose Of Electing Candidates Of All Participating Political Parties For The Following Offices:
Presidential: President Of The United States
Av Ballots May Be Obtained From:
The Charter Township Of Brandon,
Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St.,
Po Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
B. Jean Mc Creery,
Brandon Township Clerk, Cmc
Posted By B. Jean Mccreery, Cmc, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Po Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TOWNSHIP MEETINGS
REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 17, 2012
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Stowell, Beltramo, King, DePalma, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Special Meeting Minutes of December 19, 2011.
? Regular Meeting Minutes of December 19, 2011.
? Regular Bills in the Amount of $18,695.35.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $11,985.52.
3. Postponed request to renew membership in the Clinton River Water Shed Council for 2012 until after the Township Audit and after the Board has been able to have a budget workshop to review the Township Finances following the Audit.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
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Charter Township Of Brandon
State Of Michigan
County Of Oakland
Notice Of Close Of Registration For The Presidential Primary Election To Be Held On
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 For
The Charter Township Of Brandon
To The Qualified Electors Of The Charter Township Of Brandon, County Of Oakland, State Of Michigan:
Notice Is Here By Given That The Charter Township Of Brandon 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. Will Be Open:
Monday, January 30, 2012
From 8:30 A.m. To 5:00 P.m.
Last Day To Register
For The Purpose Of Receiving Applications For The Registration Of The Qualified Electors In Said Township Not Already Registered.
The February 28, 2012 Presidential Primary Election Will Be Conducted In All Voting Precincts Of The Charter Township Of Brandon For The Purpose Of Nominating Candidates For The Following Office:
President Of The United States
Republican Candidates: Democratic Candidates:
Michele Bachmann Barack Obama
Herman Cain Uncommitted
Newt Gingrich
Jon Huntsman
Gary Johnson
Fred Karger
Ron Paul
Rick Perry
Buddy Roemer
Mitt Romney
Rick Santorum
Uncommitted
B. Jean Mc Creery, Clerk, Cmc
Charter Township Of Brandon
395 Mill St.
Ortonville, Mi 48462
248-627-2851
Posted By B. Jean Mccreery, Cmc, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Po Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing January 25, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 001-12 Sidwell # 03-30-202-019
Name: Robert Rohde
Location: 2236 Allen Road
Request: Applicants request a ‘non-conforming lot of record? variance:
1. North side 5.6 feet variance for a setback of 4.4 feet. Section # 46-215
2. A. South side 16.1 feet for the porch setback of 3.9 feet. Section # 46-215
B. South side 12.3 feet for building wall setback of 7.7 feet. Section # 46-215
C. South side 4.9 feet for remaining building wall setback of 15.1 feet. Section #46-215
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248-627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
ORDINANCE NO. 113-11 PENSION PLAN, ADMINISTRATION AND HEALTH CARE AMENDING ORDINANCE
PREAMBLE:
On or about February 5, 2007 the Board of the Charter Township of Brandon adopted Ordinance 113, also known as the ‘Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care Ordinance? to designate certain benefits available to township employees and designated elected officials upon qualification. The Charter Township of Brandon has now determined that Ordinance 113 must be amended to recognize changing economic conditions and to further address the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, COUNTY OF OAKLAND, STATE OF MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:
SECTION 1: Short Title
Sec. 1.1. This Ordinance shall be known and may be cited and referred to as the Brandon Township Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care Amending Ordinance, and shall hereinafter be referred to as ‘this Ordinance?.
SECTION 2: Scope and Application
Sec. 2.1. This Ordinance shall not interfere with, diminish and/or minimize the effect and force of any other law, ordinance, rule or regulation in effect or hereafter given effect, relating to the same subject matter, except as specifically designated herein.
SECTION 3: Revocation of prior sections
Sec. 3.1. Section 6, Membership Retirement Plan, of Ordinance 113 is hereby revoked in its entirety:
Sec. 3.2. Section 13, Medical Plan, of Ordinance 113 is hereby revoked in its entirety.
Sec. 3.3. Section 14, Extended Coverage, of Ordinance 113 is hereby revoked in its entirety.
SECTION 4: Adoption of Revised Section 6, Membership Retirement Plan
Revised Section 6 of Ordinance 113 is hereby adopted as follows:
Sec. 6. Membership and credited service shall be determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in the MERS Plan Document.
SECTION 5: Adoption of Revised Section 13,
Medical Plan.
Revised Section 13 of Ordinance 113 is hereby adopted as follows:
Sec. 13. Medical Plan. There is hereby created for the township employees and full time elected officials, (excluding trustees) a medical plan. For purposes of such plan the township supervisor and township clerk are hereby authorized to contract in the name of the township (subject to recommendation by the Oversight Committee and approval by the Township Board) with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for medical insurance coverage, to the extent consistent with the resolutions of the Township Board.
a. Eligibility. Each employee shall be eligible for coverage while so employed if he/she then meets the following requirements:
1). He or she has completed at least 30 days of continuous employment with the Township
2). His or her age at their nearest birthday is at least eighteen (18) years.
3). He or she is scheduled to be employed 40 or more hours per week for 52 weeks per year
b. Full time elected official (excluding trustees) are eligible for coverage while serving their term of office.
SECTION 6: Adoption of Revised Section 14,
Medical Plan.
Revised Section 14 of Ordinance 113
is hereby adopted as follows:
Sec. 14 Extended Coverage. An extended medical plan is hereby created and established for the Brandon Township full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) and full-time employees. Any such official or employee who has retired with twenty (20) or more continuous years of service and achieved age fifty-five (55) shall have vested continued medical coverage, at the cost of Brandon Township, consistent with the coverage in effect for then current full time employees. When said official or employee becomes eligible for Medicare, a comparable allowance or supplemental coverage to the coverage in effect for then current full-time employees shall be offered.
SECTION 7: Affirmation of all other
provision of Ordinances113.
Sec. 7.1. All provision of Ordinance 113 as adopted February 5, 2007 are hereby affirmed and approved in their entirety except as otherwise provided in this amending Ordinance.
SECTION 8: Severability
Sec. 8.1. In the event any one or more section, provision, phrases, or words of this Ordinance shall be held invalid, void, unenforceable and/or unconstitutional by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity, effectiveness or enforceability of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases or words of this Ordinance
SECTION 9: Effective Date and Declaration
Sec. 9.1. This Ordinance is hereby declared and certified to have been duly adopted by the Board of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, at a meeting of the Board duly called and held on the 19th day of December, 2011 and published on December 24, 2011 in the manner prescribed by law. The effective date of this Ordinance is the date of publication.
Introduced 12/05/2011
Published 12/17/2011
Adopted 12/19/2011
Published 12/24/2011
The full text of the ordinance can been seen at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-24-11

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing January 10, 2012 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following request: A modified rezoning at 3967 Seymour Lake Road, (Country Oaks) Parcel ID #03-27-476-005 from RE ? Rural Estates to C-1 Local Commercial with restrictions as a proposed settlement for the appeal.
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting
Ron Haase, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 12-24-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
December 19, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, DePalma, King , Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved closed session minutes of December 19, 2011.
3. Approved the recommendation of the attorneys representing Brandon Township in the Barton VS. Brandon Township case.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
December 19, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, DePalma, King , Gault
Members absent: None
4. Approved agenda.
5. Approved the Consent Agenda, which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of December 5, 2011.
? Appointment of Alternate Charles Murray to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
? Approval of the 2012 Meeting and Holiday Schedule.
? Regular Bills in the Amount of $16,490.38.
6. Approved the Fire Authority’s recommendation to increase TAX TRIBUNAL & REFUNDS in the 2011 budget from $1,000.00 to $2,500.00.
7. Approved Fire Authority’s recommendation to increase MTT (Michigan Tax Tribunal) REFUNDS in the 2011 budget from $1,000.00 to $15,000.00.
8. Approved the 2012 S.M.A.R.T. Specialized Services Contract as presented.
9. Approved the second reading of Amending Ordinance #139-11 Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.
10. Approved the second reading of Amending Ordinance #113-1, Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-24-11

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing January 10, 2012 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following request: For the purpose of hearing public comments on a proposed new ‘Architectural Design Standards? ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance are open for review at the Brandon Township Building Department.
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting
Ron Haase, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 12-24-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Ordinance Amending Section 46-249 (2) m. of the Home Occupation
Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-249 (2) m. 5, Home Occupation be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.
Revise section 46-249 (2) m to read as follows:
26-249 (2)
m. One business vehicle may be permitted at the dwelling. Business vehicles larger than a pickup truck or domestic van shall meet the requirements of sections 46-246 and 46-285, if eligible.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be seven (7) days after publication, January 1, 2012.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 19th day of December, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced 7/18/2011
Adopted 12/19/2011
Published 12/24/2011
Effective 01/01/2012
The full Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-24-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Amending Ordinance #113-11
to Ordinance 113, Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care
The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the Amending Ordinance #113-11 at a Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 5, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 19, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Section 6. MEMBERSHIP RETIREMENT PLAN
(C) Membership and credited service shall be determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in the MERS Plan Document.
Section 13. MEDICAL PLAN. There is hereby created for the Township employees and full time elected officials, (excluding Trustees) a medical plan. For purposes of such plan the Township supervisor and Township clerk are hereby authorized to contract in the name of the Township (subject to recommendation by the Oversight Committee and approval by the Township Board) with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for medical insurance coverage, to the extent consistent with the resolutions of the Township Board.
(A) Eligibility.
a. Each employee shall be eligible for coverage while so employed if he/she then meets the following requirements:
1. He or she has completed at least 30 days of continuous employment with the Township.
2. His or her age at their nearest birthday is at least eighteen (18) years.
3. He or she is scheduled to be employed 40 or more hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
b. Full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) are eligible for coverage while serving their term of office.
Section 14. EXTENDED COVERAGE. An extended medical plan is hereby created and established for the Brandon Township full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) and full-time employees. Any such official or employee who has retired with twenty (20) or more continual years of service and achieved age fifty-five (55) shall have vested continued medical coverage, at the cost of Brandon Township, consistent with the coverage in effect for current full-time employees. When said official or employee becomes eligible for Medicare, a comparable allowance or supplemental coverage to the coverage in effect for current full-time employees shall be offered.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-17-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Amending Ordinance #113-11
to Ordinance 113, Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care
The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the Amending Ordinance #113-11 at a Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 5, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 19, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Section 6. MEMBERSHIP RETIREMENT PLAN
(C) Membership and credited service shall be determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in the MERS Plan Document.
Section 13. MEDICAL PLAN. There is hereby created for the Township employees and full time elected officials, (excluding Trustees) a medical plan. For purposes of such plan the Township supervisor and Township clerk are hereby authorized to contract in the name of the Township (subject to recommendation by the Oversight Committee and approval by the Township Board) with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for medical insurance coverage, to the extent consistent with the resolutions of the Township Board.
(A) Eligibility.
a. Each employee shall be eligible for coverage while so employed if he/she then meets the following requirements:
1. He or she has completed at least 30 days of continuous employment with the Township.
2. His or her age at their nearest birthday is at least eighteen (18) years.
3. He or she is scheduled to be employed 40 or more hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
b. Full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) are eligible for coverage while serving their term of office.
Section 14. EXTENDED COVERAGE. An extended medical plan is hereby created and established for the Brandon Township full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) and full-time employees. Any such official or employee who has retired with twenty (20) or more continual years of service and achieved age fifty-five (55) shall have vested continued medical coverage, at the cost of Brandon Township, consistent with the coverage in effect for current full-time employees. When said official or employee becomes eligible for Medicare, a comparable allowance or supplemental coverage to the coverage in effect for current full-time employees shall be offered.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-17-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Amending Ordinance #113-11
to Ordinance 113, Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care
The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the Amending Ordinance #113-11 at a Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 5, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 19, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Section 6. MEMBERSHIP RETIREMENT PLAN
(C) Membership and credited service shall be determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in the MERS Plan Document.
Section 13. MEDICAL PLAN. There is hereby created for the Township employees and full time elected officials, (excluding Trustees) a medical plan. For purposes of such plan the Township supervisor and Township clerk are hereby authorized to contract in the name of the Township (subject to recommendation by the Oversight Committee and approval by the Township Board) with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for medical insurance coverage, to the extent consistent with the resolutions of the Township Board.
(A) Eligibility.
a. Each employee shall be eligible for coverage while so employed if he/she then meets the following requirements:
1. He or she has completed at least 30 days of continuous employment with the Township.
2. His or her age at their nearest birthday is at least eighteen (18) years.
3. He or she is scheduled to be employed 40 or more hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
b. Full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) are eligible for coverage while serving their term of office.
Section 14. EXTENDED COVERAGE. An extended medical plan is hereby created and established for the Brandon Township full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) and full-time employees. Any such official or employee who has retired with twenty (20) or more continual years of service and achieved age fifty-five (55) shall have vested continued medical coverage, at the cost of Brandon Township, consistent with the coverage in effect for current full-time employees. When said official or employee becomes eligible for Medicare, a comparable allowance or supplemental coverage to the coverage in effect for current full-time employees shall be offered.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-17-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REQUESTS FOR BIDS
PROJECT: Grade, level and gravel the entryway to Seymour Lake Cemetery.
AGENCY: Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Web Site: www.brandontownship.us
CONTACT: Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC.
Ph: 248-627-2851
Fax: 248-627-6208
DEADLINE Date: December 21, 2011
PROCEDURES: Process: Written Bid to Clerk’s office.
Brandon Township is soliciting bids to grade and gravel the entry drive into Seymour Lake Cemetery. The cemetery is located at the corner of Sashabaw Road and Seymour Lake Road behind the Brandon Township Fire Station. The entryway is on the north side of the Fire Station. If you are interested in providing a bid for this service please submit it in writing no later than Wednesday, December 21, 2011 to:
SELECTION CRITERIA
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of at least two references.
All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal shall be made to the Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC at 248-627-2851.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-10-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TOWNSHIP MEETINGS
REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 5, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Stowell, Beltramo, King, DePalma, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Regular Meeting Minutes of November 21, 2011
? 2011 Budget Amendments
? Appointment of Jody Hall, George Buhler and Dick Lowthian to the Planning Commission.
? Appointment of Bobby Harrison and Dennis DeCovich to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
? Minutes of the Budget Workshop held November 29, 2011.
? Approval to prepay 2011 invoices.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $24,305.73.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $369,401,76.
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $1023.00.
3. Approved employee health care plan and approved opting out of requirements set forth in Senate Bill No. 8 (P.A. 152)
4. Approved the 2012 Cable Budget.
5. Approved the 2012 Cable Consultant Contract and awarded to Greg Normand.
6. Approved the 2012 Budget Appropriations Act.
7. Approved sale of parcel 03-30-106-005.
8. Approved referring suggested consent judgment from Country Oaks to the Planning Commission for a public hearing, review and recommendation.
9. Approved first reading of amendments to Ordinance #113.
10. Approved hiring Eileen McClennen as the part-time administrative assistant for Parks & Recreation effective December 12, 2012.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-10-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
During the upcoming Holidays, Brandon Township Offices will be closed as follows:
Thursday, December 22, 12:00 noon ? 1:30 P.M.
Friday, December 23 all day
Monday, December 26, all day
Friday, December 30, all day
Monday, January 2, 2012, all day.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-10-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Amending Ordinance #113-11
to Ordinance 113, Pension Plan, Administration and Health Care
The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the Amending Ordinance #113-11 at a Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 5, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of December 19, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Section 6. MEMBERSHIP RETIREMENT PLAN
(C) Membership and credited service shall be determined in accordance with the provisions outlined in the MERS Plan Document.
Section 13. MEDICAL PLAN. There is hereby created for the Township employees and full time elected officials, (excluding Trustees) a medical plan. For purposes of such plan the Township supervisor and Township clerk are hereby authorized to contract in the name of the Township (subject to recommendation by the Oversight Committee and approval by the Township Board) with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for medical insurance coverage, to the extent consistent with the resolutions of the Township Board.
(A) Eligibility.
a. Each employee shall be eligible for coverage while so employed if he/she then meets the following requirements:
1. He or she has completed at least 30 days of continuous employment with the Township.
2. His or her age at their nearest birthday is at least eighteen (18) years.
3. He or she is scheduled to be employed 40 or more hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
b. Full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) are eligible for coverage while serving their term of office.
Section 14. EXTENDED COVERAGE. An extended medical plan is hereby created and established for the Brandon Township full time elected officials (excluding Trustees) and full-time employees. Any such official or employee who has retired with twenty (20) or more continual years of service and achieved age fifty-five (55) shall have vested continued medical coverage, at the cost of Brandon Township, consistent with the coverage in effect for current full-time employees. When said official or employee becomes eligible for Medicare, a comparable allowance or supplemental coverage to the coverage in effect for current full-time employees shall be offered.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-17-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TOWNSHIP MEETINGS
REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 5, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Stowell, Beltramo, King, DePalma, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Regular Meeting Minutes of November 21, 2011
? 2011 Budget Amendments
? Appointment of Jody Hall, George Buhler and Dick Lowthian to the Planning Commission.
? Appointment of Bobby Harrison and Dennis DeCovich to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
? Minutes of the Budget Workshop held November 29, 2011.
? Approval to prepay 2011 invoices.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $24,305.73.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $369,401,76.
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $1023.00.
3. Approved employee health care plan and approved opting out of requirements set forth in Senate Bill No. 8 (P.A. 152)
4. Approved the 2012 Cable Budget.
5. Approved the 2012 Cable Consultant Contract and awarded to Greg Normand.
6. Approved the 2012 Budget Appropriations Act.
7. Approved sale of parcel 03-30-106-005.
8. Approved referring suggested consent judgment from Country Oaks to the Planning Commission for a public hearing, review and recommendation.
9. Approved first reading of amendments to Ordinance #113.
10. Approved hiring Eileen McClennen as the part-time administrative assistant for Parks & Recreation effective December 12, 2012.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-10-11

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing December 13, 2011 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following request: A special use permit to allow a Home Occupation ‘Pet Grooming? at 793 Oakwood Road, from the accessory structure, Kim Malmquiest owner
Parcel identification number: 03-07-276-006
Common Description: 793 Oakwood Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting
Ron Haase, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 11-26-11

public hearing
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING within the regular meeting of November 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 to receive public comments on the proposed 2012 budget.
A copy of the budget will be available at the Clerk’s office after 4:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2011.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 11-05-11

PUBLIC HEARING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held within the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 7:30 PM on Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 for the purpose of hearing public comments on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2012 application in the approximate amount of $31,665.00 to fund eligible projects AND to WAIVE/RECAPTURE 2009 funds AND to REPROGRAM 2010 FUNDS as follows:
Existing Account
Activity Number Activity Description Program Year 731696 Planning 2010
Proposed Account
Activity Number Activity Description Program Year
731696 Senior Center 2010
Description change to: Improve the Edna Burton Senior Center by installing lighting along the pathways and motion security lighting on the building, install insulation & vapor barrier under the floors of the building, convert the storage room to a computer lab and expanded storage space which includes extending the outer walls, raising the floor level with the rest of the building, partitioning for storage, installing insulation, removing the outside door, running heating vents and electrical, run internet & phone lines and any necessary carpentry work to the outside to comply with township ordinances and to install built in shelving throughout the building where necessary for storage.
All interested citizens are requested to attend the Hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 until 12:00 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
This meeting is open to all members of
the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.?
Publish in The Citizen 11-05-11

public hearing
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING within the regular meeting of November 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 to receive public comments on the proposed 2012 budget.
A copy of the budget will be available at the Clerk’s office after 4:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2011.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 11-05-11

PUBLIC HEARING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held within the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 7:30 PM on Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 for the purpose of hearing public comments on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2012 application in the approximate amount of $31,665.00 to fund eligible projects AND to WAIVE/RECAPTURE 2009 funds AND to REPROGRAM 2010 FUNDS as follows:
Existing Account
Activity Number Activity Description Program Year 731696 Planning 2010
Proposed Account
Activity Number Activity Description Program Year
731696 Senior Center 2010
Description change to: Improve the Edna Burton Senior Center by installing lighting along the pathways and motion security lighting on the building, install insulation & vapor barrier under the floors of the building, convert the storage room to a computer lab and expanded storage space which includes extending the outer walls, raising the floor level with the rest of the building, partitioning for storage, installing insulation, removing the outside door, running heating vents and electrical, run internet & phone lines and any necessary carpentry work to the outside to comply with township ordinances and to install built in shelving throughout the building where necessary for storage.
All interested citizens are requested to attend the Hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 until 12:00 PM Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
This meeting is open to all members of
the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.?
Publish in The Citizen 11-05-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test is scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the Tuesday, November 8, 2011,
Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, MI. 48462.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM.
In the township offices at
395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462
If necessary, the alternate date for the test will be Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the same time and address as above. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
For further information, contact Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC at (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 10-29-11

NOTICE OF ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Charter Township of Brandon
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Election will be held in:
Brandon Township
Brandon School District
Oxford School District
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
THE POLLS will be open
7 o’clock a.m. until 8 o’clock p.m.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF
VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 1 & 2 ? Fletcher Intermediate School ? 300 South St., Ortonville
Precinct 3 ? Oakwood Elementary School ? 2839 Oakwood Road, Ortonville
Precinct 4 ? Fire Station #2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Brandon Township
Precinct 5 ? Sashabaw Meadows Clubhouse ? 4359 Dogwood, Clarkston, Brandon Township
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill Street, Ortonville
INFORMATION ON OBTAINING AN
ABSENT VOTER BALLOT FOR THE ELECTION
Absentee Ballots can be obtained by submitting an application for an absentee ballot to the Clerk no later than Saturday, November 5, 2011, 2:00P.M. Absentee ballots can be voted in the office on Monday, November 7, 2011 up to 4:00PM.
for the purpose of electing candidates for the following offices:
LOCAL Two Members of Brandon School District School Board, One Member of Oxford School District School Board.
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851. or email jmccreery@brandontownship.us
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 10-29-11

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing October 26, 2011, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 012-11 Sidwell # 03-29-151-006
Name: Darius Reynolds
Location: 2445 S. Ortonville Road
Request: Applicants request a side yard variance of 10 feet to construct an attached garage 10 feet from side yard, 20 feet is required by Section 46-215.
2) Appeal # 013-11 Sidwell #03-10-300-004
Name: Dean Salley
Location: 3115 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant request to expand the non-conformity by adding to one of the three structures.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 10-08-11

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing October 26, 2011, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 012-11 Sidwell # 03-29-151-006
Name: Darius Reynolds
Location: 2445 S. Ortonville Road
Request: Applicants request a side yard variance of 10 feet to construct an attached garage 10 feet from side yard, 20 feet is required by Section 46-215.
2) Appeal # 013-11 Sidwell #03-10-300-004
Name: Dean Salley
Location: 3115 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant request to expand the non-conformity by adding to one of the three structures.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 10-08-11

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY,
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
FOR THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP
OF BRANDON
To the qualified electors of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, 395 MILL ST, ORTONVILLE, MI. 48462, WILL BE OPEN:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
FROM 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
THE NOVEMBER 8, 2011 ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES FOR THE BRANDON AND OXFORD AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851 or email jmccreery@brandontownship.us
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street,
PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in the citizen 10/01/2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing October 11, 2011 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following request: A special use as defined in Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance 46-214 GI General Industrial zoned district to operate a metal
recycle center (junk yard) as defined in section (2) on an existing semi improved site known as 103 Wolfe Lane.
Parcel identification number: 03-08-352-035
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Ron Haase, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING DECEMBER 17, 2007
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as presented.
2. Approved the General Revenue Operating Budget.
3. Approved the Police Budget.
4. Approved the Cemetery Budget.
5. Approved the Special Assessments Budget.
6. Approved the Retirement Budget.
7. Approved the Fire Department Equipment and Housing Budget.
8. Approved the Fire Department Operating Budget.
9. Approved the Fire Department Ambulance Budget.
10. Approved the Fire Department Donations Budget.
11. Approved the Recreation Programs Budget.
12. Approved the Designated Funds Budget.
13. Approved the General Appropriations Act Budget language.
14. Approved the CDBG Fire Suppression ? Old Mill.
15. No action taken on 2008 Mileage rates.
16. Approved promoting Doug Brice from a paid call firefighter to a full time firefighter.
17. Approved the General Fund 101 Budget Amendment.
18. Approved the Designated 250 Fund Budget Amendment.
19. Approved the Recreation 508 Budget Amendment.
Approved by Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-29-07

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 7, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of December 3, 2007
? Brandon Township Election Commission Minutes of December 11, 2007
? Brandon Township Special Meeting Minutes of December 17, 2007
? MDOT ? Annual Application and Permit for Misc. Work in Right of Way
? SMART ? Specialized Services Operating Assistance Program Third Party Contract 2008
? Regular Bills in the amount of $0.00
? Pre-pays in the amount of $371,309.98
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $864.22
3. Postponed vote on ? 2008 Newspaper of Record to January 22, 2008 meeting
4. Approved Fire Department ? Modification of Date of Hire to January 1, 2008 for Firefighter/Medic Brice
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 1/12/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing within it’s regularly scheduled meeting on September 19, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. At 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed millage rates for 2011.
The proposed 2011 millage rates are:
Maximum
Year 2010 2011 allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0046
Police Operating 3.2500 3.2500 3.5286 Fire Operating 3.2983 3.2983 5.0000
Fire Equipment & Housing .5922 .5922 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .7500 .7400 .9530
Total 8.8905 8.8805 15.4862
Millage roll back factor
2010 taxable values for (real & personal) $452,110,986
2011 taxable values for (real & personal) $424,454,784
Decrease on taxable values of $ 27,656,202
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only.
All other millages are levied on real and personal.
2010 real property taxable values $437,478,346
2011 real property taxable values $408,721,164
Decrease in real property taxable value $ 28,757,182
These millage rates will be levied on the 2011 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-10-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DUST CONTROL AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR THE PRIVATE ROAD OF LEGAULT AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGAULT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #1 .
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-01-300-035 03-01-300-047 03-01-300-063 03-01-300-077 03-01-300-037 03-01-300-048 03-01-300-064 03-01-300-081 03-01-300-039 03-01-300-049 03-01-300-070 03-01-300-082 03-01-300-040 03-01-300-052 03-01-300-071 03-01-300-083 03-01-300-041 03-01-300-053 03-01-300-072 03-01-300-084 03-01-300-042 03-01-300-054 03-01-300-073 03-01-300-087 03-01-300-044 03-01-300-055 03-01-300-074 03-01-300-088
03-01-300-045 03-01-300-060 03-01-300-075 03-01-300-089 03-01-300-046 03-01-300-061 03-01-300-076 03-01-300-090

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11, 8-27-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TREATMENT FOR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION AND/OR ALGAE AS PERMITTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT ON UPPER BUSHMAN LAKE AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF UPPER BUSHMAN SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #2.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands fronting Upper Bushman Lake and are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-34-476-005 03-34-476-013 03-34-477-005 03-34-477-012
03-34-476-007 03-34-476-016 03-34-477-006 03-34-477-015 03-34-476-008 03-34-476-017 03-34-477-009 03-34-477-016 03-34-476-009 03-34-476-018 03-34-477-010 03-34-476-012 03-34-477-004 03-34-477-011

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11, 8-27-11

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
395 MILL STREET
ORTONVILLE, MI 48462
TELEPHONE: (248) 627-2851
PURPOSE
Brandon Township is soliciting proposals from experienced human resource consultants to provide a wide range of human resource services. The information contained in this Request for Proposal (RFP) is provided to supply responders with background information to allow for the completion of proposals.
BACKGROUND
Brandon Township is located in northwest Oakland County. The latest census (2010) figures set the population of Brandon Township at 15,175. Brandon Township is a rural community located in north central Oakland County and is approximately 36 square miles in area.
Brandon Township is a Charter Township operated under the direction of a 7 member Board of Trustees. Separate millages are levied for Police and Fire services. While police services are contracted for with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, fire services are provided by township employees and overseen by both the Township Board and the Village of Ortonville Council.
There are a total of 24 full-time employees including 3 officials, 9 township employees, and 12 fire department employees. The township also hires 30 regular part-time employees and approximately 30 seasonal employees. The fire department hires approximately 27 paid on-call firefighters.
SERVICES REQUIRED
It is anticipated that the Human Resource Consultant shall provide the following services:
HRIS System, Manager and Employee Self Service
Employee Handbook Development & Publishing
Employee Compensation Statements
Job Description Development
Access to Fortune 1000 benefits program
On-Site HR Trainings ‘Leadership & Staff
? Employee Management
? Hiring Practices
? Employee Discipline and Termination
? Non-Harassment
? Workplace Diversity
Designated HR Advisor
Designated Safety Advisor
Safety Manual Publishing
Safety Trainings/Postings
401k plan
Flexible Spending Account with Debit Card
Employee Assistance Program
Cobra Administration
Employee Discount Program
New Hire Reporting
State Unemployment Claims Response
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Deadlines to Submit Proposal
A total of two (2) copies of the proposal shall be submitted in 8 ?? X 11″ format by sealed bid. Completed proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2011. Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered. The bid opening will take place at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2011 at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan. Proposals must remain valid for at least 60 days past the deadline for submittal. All costs incurred for proposal preparation, presentation or contract negotiation shall be the responsibility of the consultant. Questions regarding specifications or handling of proposals shall be directed to the Township Supervisor at (248) 627-4918.
Submittal Requirements
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC at the following address:
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: B. Jean McCreery, CMC
395 Mill St.
PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
No faxed or e-mailed proposals will be accepted.
PROPOSAL FORMAT
Proposals shall include the following information:
1. Cover Letter. The cover letter shall be signed by a member of the consulting firm empowered to commit the firm to a contractual arrangement with the Township. The cover letter shall also identify the person who will be responsible for regular communications with the Township.
2. Corporate Background. Provide information on the firm’s background, including:
a. Organization, size and Michigan office locations.
b. The office location where work associated would be performed.
c. A description of the range of services provided by your firm. Specify any area of expertise the firm has, or members of the firm that have special qualifications to handle Township human resource services.
3. Professional Staff. Identify the individual or individuals who would be providing human resource services to the Township. List their experience in providing human resource services to townships similar in size and character.
4. Experience and References. Provide descriptions of recent prior experience with similar communities undertaken within the last five (5) years. For each client, include the name, title and telephone number of a representative that the Township may contact to discuss your experience.
5. Fees. Include rates for human resource services: The rate descriptions shall detail the rate for each type of service to be provided.
6. Insurance. Provide evidence of general liability, automobile liability, and professional liability in an amount of at least $500,000 combined single limit as well as Workers Compensation Insurance with the statutory overages.
7. Disclosure. Brandon Township expects each potential Human Resource Consultant to identify any potential conflicts of interests and a plan for handling these matters.
8. Omission of Services. If a respondent believes that some of the services being requested are not necessary, please identify those services and reasons for their omission.
9. Assurances.
In that the selected Human Resource Consultant(s) will be required to assume responsibility for all services offered in their proposal, the Charter Township of Brandon will consider the selected Human Resource Consultant(s) to be the sole point of contact with regard to any subcontractors. In connection with the performance of work under a contract with the Charter Township of Brandon, the contractor must agree not to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, or disability. The aforesaid provision shall include but not be limited to the following: recruitment or recruitment advertising; employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; layoff and selection or training, including apprenticeship, in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by various Federal agencies.
10. Freedom of Information Act
Human Resource Consultants are hereby notified that all information contained in their proposal is subject to the provisions of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
PROPOSAL REVIEW, EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Selection of a Human Resource Consultant will be made at the complete discretion of the Charter Township of Brandon Board of Trustees, which reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. All submissions or parts thereof become property of Brandon Township and are subject to disclosure under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.
Proposals will be reviewed by the Brandon Township Supervisor and Clerk to determine which Human Resource Consultant(s) will be invited to participate in an interview with the Township Board.
Township officials shall evaluate the proposals based upon the firm’s ability to provide the service required, the qualifications of personnel assigned, the location of the office which will serve the community, the compatibility of submission with respect to the Request for Proposals, reference analysis from other communities, and past experience of the firm with similar Townships.
Brandon Township reserves the right to waive any informality in any proposal or to reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, should it be deemed in the Township’s best interests to do so.
All proposals shall remain firm for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after official opening of bids.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-27-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 22, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Willett, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of January 7, 2008
? Township Study Session Minutes of January 16, 2008
? Regular Bills in the amount of $18,081.73
? Pre-pays in the amount of $257,890.44
3. Approved motion to contract The Citizen as the newspaper of record.
4. Approved Fire Department ? Paid call Firefighter hires Bryon Seelbach, Joshua Kaltz, John Dahlke, and Lauren Roop.
5. Approved Fire Department ? Purchase Thermal Imaging Camera.
6. Approved motion allowing the Supervisor to research shelving needs in the storage room.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 1-26-08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DUST CONTROL AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR THE PRIVATE ROAD OF LEGAULT AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGAULT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #1 .
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-01-300-035 03-01-300-047 03-01-300-063 03-01-300-077 03-01-300-037 03-01-300-048 03-01-300-064 03-01-300-081 03-01-300-039 03-01-300-049 03-01-300-070 03-01-300-082 03-01-300-040 03-01-300-052 03-01-300-071 03-01-300-083 03-01-300-041 03-01-300-053 03-01-300-072 03-01-300-084 03-01-300-042 03-01-300-054 03-01-300-073 03-01-300-087 03-01-300-044 03-01-300-055 03-01-300-074 03-01-300-088
03-01-300-045 03-01-300-060 03-01-300-075 03-01-300-089 03-01-300-046 03-01-300-061 03-01-300-076 03-01-300-090

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TREATMENT FOR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION AND/OR ALGAE AS PERMITTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT ON UPPER BUSHMAN LAKE AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF UPPER BUSHMAN SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #2.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands fronting Upper Bushman Lake and are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-34-476-005 03-34-476-013 03-34-477-005 03-34-477-012
03-34-476-007 03-34-476-016 03-34-477-006 03-34-477-015 03-34-476-008 03-34-476-017 03-34-477-009 03-34-477-016 03-34-476-009 03-34-476-018 03-34-477-010 03-34-476-012 03-34-477-004 03-34-477-011

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11

Brandon twp planning & building
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
TOWNSHIP BOARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public meeting of the Brandon Township board will be held at the Brandon Township Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Mi. 48462 (248-627-4916), on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. During this meeting the Township Board will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of Design Standards Ordinance.
As the entire amended and re-codified zoning ordinance is the subject of this public hearing, interested residents are encouraged to view the full text of the proposed ordinance at the Brandon Township Clerk Office during regular office hours. Written comments may be received at the Township office during regular business hours until the day of the public hearing.
DEVELOPMENT DESIGN STANDARDS
SYNOPSIS
SECTION 1-1 SHORT TITLE
This document shall be known as the Charter Township of Brandon (“Township”) Development Design Standards, and shall hereinafter be referred to as “Standards.”
SECTION 1-2 PURPOSE
The purpose of the Standards is to establish general requirements for the design and construction of subdivisions, site condominiums, commercial sites, and all other site improvements under the jurisdiction of Brandon Township which require site plan submittal in conformance with the Township’s Zoning Ordinance or as required by the Brandon Township Planning and Building Department Director.
SECTION 1-3 INTENT
It is the intent of these standards to:
1. Provide a flexible yet reasonable and proper basis for the design and construction of land improvements, including but not limited to, drainage facilities, storm water management facilities, road and parking lot improvements, pedestrian activities, landscaping, grading, community sewage systems, sewage collection and disposal systems, potable water supply, potable water distribution, and fire suppression facilities.
2. Establish uniformity in Township Design and Construction requirements and supplement Township Ordinances.
3. Outline information required for plans submitted for review so that the plans are complete and in a proper form.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street/PO 929,
Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 2/2/08

Brandon twp planning & building
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
TOWNSHIP BOARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public meeting of the Brandon Township Board will be held at the Brandon Township Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Mi. 48462 (248-627-4916), on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. During this meeting the Township Board will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of Community Waste Water Treatment System Ordinance.
As the entire amended and re-codified zoning ordinance is the subject of this public hearing, interested residents are encouraged to view the full text of the proposed ordinance at the Brandon Township Clerk Office during regular office hours. Written comments may be received at the Township office during regular business hours until the day of the public hearing.
COMMUNITY WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM ORDINANCE
SYNOPSIS
An Ordinance to regulate community sanitary sewer systems, by establishing standards for design, construction, maintenance, and operation; providing procedures for Township review of requests for Waste Water Treatment Systems; Authorizing imposition of fees for Township Review; and providing penalties for violation.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
Article 1 – SHORT TITLE.
This Ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the Charter Township of Brandon “Community Waste Water Treatment Ordinance”.
Article 2 – PURPOSE AND POLICY.
2.1 The Charter Township of Brandon is a rural community which is not presently serviced by Public Sewers. It is considered unlikely that a public sewer system servicing a major portion of the Township will be constructed within the Township in the foreseeable future.
2.2 Pursuant to Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) MCL 324.101 et seq., as amended, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (“MDEQ”) is authorized to issue permits for on-site sewage disposal systems that service more than one (1) property (referred to herein as a community Waste Water Treatment System (WWTS). In issuing a permit the MDEQ requests the Township to adopt a resolution stating that the Township will assume responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and, in the event of system failure, clean-up of the proposed system, if the owner fails to do so. The Township is not required to consent. While the Township recognizes that a community sewer system may be in the best interests of the health, safety, and welfare of the Township and its residents in some circumstances, the Township requires assurance that should an MDEQ permit be issued, and if the Township consents to support such system, that the Township shall be indemnified from any costs or liability in connection with the design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair and/or replacement of that system. To this effect, this Ordinance is intended to regulate community sewer systems to provide those assurances.
2.3 This ordinance sets forth uniform requirements for applicants who desire to develop land within the Township using a community WWTP as permitted by state law and this ordinance and enables the Township to comply with all currently applicable state and federal laws.
2.4 The objectives of this ordinance are.
a) To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the community’s natural resources which will directly or indirectly contaminate or otherwise damage such resources.
b) To prevent the flow of pollutants into the Township soils and wetlands which will pass through, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with accepted disposal standards.
c) To provide for supervision of systems and response to system failures when deemed appropriate. The ordinance provides for the regulation of the construction and operation of community waste water treatment systems through the issuance of permits to certain users and through enforcement of general requirements for such users, authorizes monitoring and enforcement activities, requires user reporting, assumes the existing customer’s capacity will not be preempted, and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street/PO 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 2/2/08

Brandon twp planning & building
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
TOWNSHIP BOARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public meeting of the Brandon Township Board will be held at the Brandon Township Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Mi. 48462 (248-627-4916), on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. During this meeting the Township Board will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of a fully amended and re-codified Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance.
As the entire amended and re-codified zoning ordinance is the subject of this public hearing, interested residents are encouraged to view the full text of the proposed ordinance at the Brandon Township Clerk Office during regular office hours. Written comments may be received at the Township office during regular business hours until the day of the public hearing.
The following Articles are found within the proposed Zoning Ordinance:
Article1 Title, Purpose, and Legal Clauses
Article 2 Rules of Construction and Definitions
Article 3 Administration and Enforcement
Article 4 District Regulations
Article 5 General Regulations
Article 6 Supplementary Regulations
Article 7 Site Plan Review
Article 8 Special Land use
Article 9 Planned Unit Development (PUD)
Article 10 Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements
Article 11 Natural Resource Protection and Enhancement
Article 12 Environmental Performance Regulations
Article 13 Sign Regulations
Article 14 Public Notice
Article 15 Nonconforming Structures and Lots of Record
Article 16 Board of Appeals
Article 17 Amendments
Appendix A Figures
A full text of the aforementioned ordinance amendment and re-codification may be examined at the Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Mi. 48462 by interested persons during office hours weekdays, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Any person having interest in said Township matter or their duly appointed representatives shall there and then be heard at the above described meeting or adjournment thereat relative to any matters in relation to the ordinance amendments and re-codification.
Brandon Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon 10 days notice to Brandon Township. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Brandon Township by writing or calling the Brandon Township Supervisor at (248-627-4918.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street/PO 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 2/2/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING within the Regularly Scheduled meeting on February 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St. Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
to receive public comments on and review of the submission of the
Land and Water Conservation Fund
2008 Grant Application
and for the
1st Reading Amended Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance
1St Reading Adoption of Community Waste Water Treatment Ordinance
1st Reading Adoption of Design Standards Ordinance
1st Reading of Community Park Regulation Ordinance and Penalties Thereof (synopsis)
(full ordinance available at Clerk’s office Brandon Township Offices 8:30 am ? 5:00 pm Monday – Friday)
SUMMARY OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP
COMMUNITY PARK REGULATION ORDINANCE
AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
The following is a summary, as prepared by Stuart B. Cooney, Township attorney, of Ordinance No. 121, as adopted on _____________, 2008. The Ordinance applies to the Brandon Township Community Park and any other parks acquired by the Township at any time.
A true copy of the ordinance is on file and available for viewing by the public at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In the Ordinance the Township ordains as follows:
SHORT TITLE.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 1.1 indicates the Ordinance shall be known as the Brandon Township Community Park Ordinance
SCOPE AND APPLICATION.
ARTICLE II, SECTION 2.1 AND 2.2. The terms and provisions of the ordinance set forth minimum standards for public health, safety and welfare in Township parks. In addition, this ordinance does not preclude enforcement of other laws and ordinances in such parks.
DEFINITIONS.
ARTICLE III, SECTIONS 3.1(a) through 3.1(j) provide definitions of certain terms as used in the ordinance.
PARK SCHEDULE.
ARTICLE IV, SECTIONS 4.1 to 4.3 set forth days and times that the park(s) will be open. Current times for opening of parks include 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. all days or as adjusted by the Parks and Recreation Director or Township Board. The ordinance gives a priority to Recreation Department activities.
PARK REGULATIONS.
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 5.1(a) through 5.1(w) itemize activities that are prohibited in parks. Examples of prohibited activities include causing damage to facilities, bringing animals into the park except dogs on leashes of 6 feet or less, igniting fires except in designated facilities, camping, loitering, carrying or discharging firearms or other weapons, possession or use of alcohol, tobacco or controlled substances, interfering with or disobeying park or Township officials.
SECTION 5.2 indicates some activities otherwise prohibited may be allowed under special permit.
SPECIAL PERMIT PROCEDURES.
ARTICLE VI, SECTIONS 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 describe types of activities that are subject to special permit and the procedures by which permits may be requested.
PENALTIES.
ARTICLE VII provides penalties for violation of the ordinance:
SECTION 7.1 indicates that violations of park rules can result in ejectment from a park and misdemeanor arrest.
SECTION 7.2 provides that a person found guilty of violating the ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both.
SECTION 7.3 states that each act that violates the ordinance is a separate offense.
SECTION 7.4 states that other remedies are also available to the Township.
SEVERABILITY
ARTICLE VIII of the ordinance provides that if any section, provision, words or phrases of the ordinance are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining sections, provisions, words or phrases shall remain in force.
EFFECTIVE DATE
ARTICLE IX provides that the ordinance shall be effective 30 days after publication and the ordinance was adopted on ________ of _________, 2008.
Respectfully submitted,
Stuart B. Cooney, Township Attorney.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Ron Lapp at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 2/9/08

public notice
charter township of brandon
2008 board of review
The 2008 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Monday March 10th 9:00 a.m. to Noon and
1:30 p.m. – to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 11th Noon to 4:00 p.m. and
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Appointments Required: Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
Applications for Poverty appeals are available in the Supervisor’s office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax returns for 2007 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the poverty appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Posted by Ronald Lapp, Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in The Citizen 2-9-8 & 2-16-8

zoning board of appeal
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 24, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 010-11 Sidwell # 03-07-201-017
Name: Tony Young
Location: 720 Sands
Request: Applicants request a variance to construct an accessory building in his front yard. Section 46-
242 (1) c. does not allow structures in the front yard.
2) Appeal # 011-11 Sidwell # 03-30-403-014
Name: John Wolfert
Location: 453 Bald Eagle Lake Road
Request: Applicant request a variance of 484 square foot to build an accessory building 624 square foot. By Section 46-242 (1) c.3 shall not exceed more than a 1000 square foot in R1-A
Zoning.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #137-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. of the Accessory Building Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-242 (1) d. 5, Accessory Buildings and Structures be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.
Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:
5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: Stowell, DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #141-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 141-11, Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances, ordinance 141-11, be amended to include Appendix A Figures, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Addition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
The figures to be added to the Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #137-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Section 46-249 (2) m. of the Home Occupation Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-249 (2) m. 5, Home Occupation be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.
Revise section 46-249 (2) m to read as follows:
26-249 (2)
m. One business vehicle may be permitted at the dwelling. Business vehicles larger than a pickup truck or domestic van shall meet the requirements of sections 46-246 and 46-285, if eligible.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by McCreery, seconded by Stowell.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #137-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. of the Accessory Building Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-242 (1) d. 5, Accessory Buildings and Structures be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.
Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:
5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: Stowell, DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #141-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 141-11, Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances, ordinance 141-11, be amended to include Appendix A Figures, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
A09ddition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
The figures to be added to the Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #141-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 141-11, Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances, ordinance 141-11, be amended to include Appendix A Figures, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
A09ddition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
The figures to be added to the Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

zoning board of appeal
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 24, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 010-11 Sidwell # 03-07-201-017
Name: Tony Young
Location: 720 Sands
Request: Applicants request a variance to construct an accessory building in his front yard. Section 46-
242 (1) c. does not allow structures in the front yard.
2) Appeal # 011-11 Sidwell # 03-30-403-014
Name: John Wolfert
Location: 453 Bald Eagle Lake Road
Request: Applicant request a variance of 484 square foot to build an accessory building 624 square foot. By Section 46-242 (1) c.3 shall not exceed more than a 1000 square foot in R1-A
Zoning.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 4, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as amended, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of January 22, 2008
? Regular Bills in the amount of $19,668.74
? Pre-pays in the amount of $22,977.06
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $2,199.00
? Taxes – Summer Deferred Extension
3. Approved amended allocation of 2008 CDBG funds.
4. Approved Recreation ? Non resident user fee.
5. Approved ? Recreation ? park purchased items not to exceed $9,800.
6. Approved advertising the retired senior van for bids and selling it to the highest bidder.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street/PO 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462. Phone 24-627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen: 2-16-08

Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI
The Charter Township of Brandon is accepting sealed bids for a 2001 V8 Chevrolet G35 Express STD 2 door passenger extended van. The van was used as transportation for the Edna Burton Senior Center, has 138,000 miles and a wheelchair lift in the rear.
The van has been maintained on a regular schedule and is drivable but needs the following repairs: Replace passenger door hinges, master brake cylinder, catalytic converter, body repainted to remove township and senior center information.
The van will be sold in as-is condition and can be viewed at the Township offices at 395 Mill St from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Please call the Clerk’s office for an appointment, (248) 627-2851.
Sealed bids must be received in the Clerk’s office by 12:00 noon March 7, 2008 and the bids will be opened at 1:00pm the same day. The sale is final. Brandon Township accepts no responsibility for any repairs and is absolved of any liability associated with the vehicle after the sale.
Submit all sealed to:
Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC
395 Mill St.
PO Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462
The public is welcome to attend the opening of bids at 1:00 pm on March 7, 2008 at the township offices at 395 Mill St.
Publish in The Citizen 2-16-08

public notice
charter township of brandon
2008 board of review
The 2008 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Monday March 10th 9:00 a.m. to Noon and
1:30 p.m. – to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 11th Noon to 4:00 p.m. and
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Appointments Required: Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
Applications for Poverty appeals are available in the Supervisor’s office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax returns for 2007 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the poverty appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Posted by Ronald Lapp, Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in The Citizen 2-9-08, 2-16-08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on August 8, 2011 within a Special Meeting at 6:30p.m. at the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DUST CONTROL AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR THE PRIVATE ROAD OF LEGAULT AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:
03-01-300-035
03-01-300-037
03-01-300-039
03-01-300-040
03-01-300-041
03-01-300-042
03-01-300-044
03-01-300-045
03-01-300-046
03-01-300-047
03-01-300-048
03-01-300-049
03-01-300-052
03-01-300-053
03-01-300-054
03-01-300-055
03-01-300-060
03-01-300-061
03-01-300-063
03-01-300-064
03-01-300-070
03-01-300-071
03-01-300-072
03-01-300-073
03-01-300-074
03-01-300-075
03-01-300-076
03-01-300-077
03-01-300-081
03-01-300-082
03-01-300-083
03-01-300-084
03-01-300-087
03-01-300-088
03-01-300-089
03-01-300-090
The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District.
Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. An appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11 and 7-30-11.

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the following ordinance amendments at a Special Brandon Township Board Meeting of July 18, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of August 1, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Revisions to Accessory Building Ordinance.
Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.
Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:
5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
Revision to Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.
Revise section 46-249 (2) m to read as follows:
26-249 (2)
m. One business vehicle may be permitted at the dwelling. Business vehicles larger than a pickup truck or domestic van shall meet the requirements of sections 46-246 and 46-285, if eligible.
Addition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.

SEVERABILITY: The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on August 8, 2011 within a Special Meeting at 6:30p.m. at the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TREATMENT FOR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION AND/OR ALGAE AS PERMITTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT ON UPPER BUSHMAN LAKE AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands fronting Upper Bushman Lake and are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:
03-34-476-005
03-34-476-007
03-34-476-008
03-34-476-009
03-34-476-012
03-34-476-013
03-34-476-016
03-34-476-017
03-34-476-018
03-34-477-004
03-34-477-005
03-34-477-006
03-34-477-009
03-34-477-010
03-34-477-011
03-34-477-012
03-34-477-015
03-34-477-016
The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District.
Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. An appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11 and 7-30-11.

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING of FEBRUARY 19 , 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as modified, which included the following items:
? Regular Bills in the amount of $9,780.73
? Pre-pays in the amount of $154,050.72
3. Approved Purchase of Accounting Software & Hardware Upgrade
4. Approved 1st Reading Amended Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance
5. Approved 1St Reading Adoption of Community Waste Water Treatment Ordinance
6. Approved 1st Reading Adoption of Design Standards Ordinance
7. Approved 1st Reading ? Park Ordinance
8. Approved to Submit Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant 2008
9. Approved Fire Dept Promotion of Jerry Wivo to Captain and Billy Starr to Sergeant
10.Approved demolition of 1131 Ortonville Rd.
11.Approved minutes of February 4, 2008
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen: 2/23/08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 136-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 40 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Chapter 40, Article II Traffic Code be revised, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 40 is hereby amended by adding a Section, to be numbered 40-21 which Section reads as follows:
1. Chapter 40, Section 40-21 State Motor Carrier Safety Act adopted:
(a) The Michigan Motor Carrier Safety Act as promulgated under Public Act No. 181 of 1963 (MCL 480.11 et seq), and subsequent amendments is hereby adopted by reference.
(b) References in the Motor Carrier Safety Act to the term ‘governmental unit? for the purposes of this Article shall mean Brandon Township.
(c) The penalties provided by the Michigan Motor Carrier Safety Act are adopted by reference; provided, however, no fine shall exceed $500.00, nor period of imprisonment to exceed 93 days, pursuant to Sec. 1-11 Brandon Code State Law reference ? authority to adopt the Michigan Carrier Safety Act by Reference. MCL 42.23.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 133-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 28 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Chapter 28, Article VIII be revised, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 28, Article VIII is hereby amended by adding Sections, to be numbered 28-488; 28-489; and 28-490, which said Sections shall read as follows:
Section 28-488 Furnishing alcoholic liquor to persons under 21 years of age.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly give or furnish any alcoholic liquor to a person under 21 years of age except upon authorization of and pursuant to a prescription of a duly licensed physician.
(State law reference ? Similar provisions, MCL 750.28, 750.141a.
Section 28-489 Children; contributing to neglect or delinquency of
Any person who shall by any act, or by any word, encourage, contribute toward, cause or tend to cause any minor child under the age of 17 years to become neglected or delinquent so as to come or tend to come under the jurisdiction of the juvenile division of the probate court, as defined in section 2 or chapter 12a of Act No. 288 of the Public Acts of 1939, as added by Act No. 54 of the Public Acts of the First Extra Session of 1944,1 and any amendments thereto, whether or not such child shall in fact be adjudicated a ward of the probate court, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(State law reference MCL 750.145)
Section 28-490 Aiding underage children to violate law, misdemeanor
Any person of the age of 16 years or over assisting, aiding, abetting, allowing, permitting or encouraging any minor under the age of 16 years to violate the provisions of sections 28-539 and 28-540 Brandon Code of Ordinances, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(State law reference MCL 722.753)
PENALTY
Any person who shall violate these Sections shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1-11 of the Brandon Code of Ordinances.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 134-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 32 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Section 32-23 omits certain clarifying language regarding penalties and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 32, Article II, is hereby amended as follows:
1. Section 32-23 of this Code of Ordinances as adopted August 2, 2010 is hereby repealed.
2. New Chapter 32, Art. II, Section 32-23 is hereby adopted:
Sec. 32-23 Penalties
Violation of Article II of Section 32-21, Sub-Section(s) (3), (19), (20) is a civil infraction.
A person in violation of any other section of Art. II shall be subject to either or both of the following, at the discretion of the Court:
(1) Ejectment from park by the enforcement official
(2) Misdemeanor arrest and/or citation
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law. B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 135-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 40 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Chapter 40, Article VI, Section 40-139 regarding penalties be revised, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 40 is hereby amended as follows:
1. Section 40-139 of this Code of Ordinances as adopted August 2, 2010 is hereby repealed.
2. New Chapter 40, Art. VI, Section 40-139 is hereby adopted:
Sec. 40-139 Violations
All penalty provisions set forth in MCL 324.81101 et seq. that do not exceed Ordinance authorization Chapter 1, Section 1-11 shall apply.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 2, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault, DePalma
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of April 4, 2011.
? Appointment of Cheryl Gault to the Retirement Oversight Committee.
? Appointment of Dana DePalma to the Parks & Recreation Sub-Committee.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $57,222.35.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $303,342.22.
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $623.00.
3. Approved Resolution 215-11 for Deposit of Funds.
4. Approved awarding the Senior Center roof repair to Phoenix U.R. to be paid with CDBG funds.
5. Approved the purchase of a Konica Minolta Bizhub 280 copier for the Fire Department.
6. Approved allowing the Brandon Community Park Club to operate concessions for Brandon Township Parks & Recreation.
7. Approved payment for the Bookkeeper and Clerk’s Administrative Assistant to attend an educational seminar.
8. Approved informing the Upper Bushman group that there is now a $300.00 application fee to apply for an S.A.D.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
MAY 2, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault, DePalma
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Closed Session to discuss litigation; Barton v. Brandon Township and Country Oaks v. Brandon Township.
3. Approved Closed Session Minutes.
4. Approved Directing Township Attorney to proceed.
5. Approved Directing Township Attorney to proceed with Discussions concerning Country Oaks v. Brandon Township.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 6-18-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING MARCH 7, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, DeWitt, Gault
Members absent: Stowell with notice
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of February 7, 2011
? Township Board Minutes for the Special Meeting of February 7, 2011
? Township Board Minutes for the Special Meeting of February 23, 2011
? Regular Bills in the amount of $17,491.10
? Pre-pays in the amount of $296,247.25
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $1,667.00
3. Approved hiring Terri Darnall effective January 1, 2011 as a part-time eligible Administrative Assistant in the Treasurer’s office
4. Approved allowing the Treasurer’s Part-Time Eligible Administrative Assistant to work more than the 32 hours when needed.
5. Approved the 2011 Fire Department Part-Time benefits.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 21, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of March 7, 2011
? Regular Bills in the amount of $30,046.38
? Pre-pays in the amount of $47,427.77
3. Approved the 2011 Clean-up Recycling and Refuse Collection Agreement Contract.
4. Accepted the resignation of Trustee Robert DeWitt Jr. with regret.
5. Approved the Medical Marihuana Moratorium Resolution.
6. Approved amending policies 2.14, 2.18, 2.19, 2.25, and 2.26 of the Charter Township of Brandon Administrative and Operational Policies and Procedures.
7. Approved the adoption of policy 2.34, Inclement Weather Policy.
8. Approved awarding the 2011 Brandon Township Community Park Maintenance contract to Northern Pines, Inc.
9. Approved the Fire Department 2011 Full-Time Employee Benefits.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 4, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of March 21, 2011.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $9,192.28.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $436,579.70.
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $651.00.
3. Approved compensating Mary Kassuba at part-time wages.
4. Approved entering lease agreement with Dave Bonner for the OTV Cable channel at 433 Mill Street.
5. Approved awarding the 2011 Dust Control Contract to Road Maintenance Corporation.
6. Approved declining to participate in Oakland County’s 2011 West Nile Virus Program.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
APRIL 18, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the appointment of Dana DePalma to the Brandon Township Trustee position vacancy.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 6-11-11