Independence Township

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the June 7, 2005, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Kelly, Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger
Absent: Dunn
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda as amended
Approval of Minutes of May 17, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $662,822.81
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $524,104.07
3. Approved purchase of new financial software
4. Tabled Wetland Board Appeal
5. Approved hiring of New Building Inspector and Clerk
6. Approved purchase of two new mowers for DPW
7. Approved Budget Amendment for Sewer Relining
8. Approved revision of EMS billing policy without rate increase
9. Approved Water and Sewer Bid for Station #2 to Santia & Sons
10. Approved amendment to Township’s ordinance for creation of SAD’s for financing
of grinder pumps
11. Approved amendment to Resolution Supporting Planning Analysis of Sashabaw
Corridor
12. Approved authorization to sign contract with Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority
13. Approved authorization to sign contract with Plante Moran.
14. Approved Motion to enter into executive session at 10:20 p.m.
15. Approved Motion to enter open session at 10:30 p.m.
16. Approved authorization to enter into compliance with Clarkston School Board’s
requests in exchange for parcel of property
17. Approved Motion to adjourn at 10:32 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: June 15, 2005

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, July 14,2005 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Fire Station #1, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE #2005-013
REZONING REQUEST
James Blanton, American Legion Chief Pontiac,
Post 377, Petitioner
From: REC (Recreational)
To: R-1A (Single Family Residential)
Parcel Identification Number: Part of 08-35-351-011
Common Description: 18.37 Acres of 48.38 Acres
4819 Edgewood Dr. (Mary Sue Ave.)
American Legion Chief Pontiac, Post 377
Intended Use: Single Family Residential
Any further information regarding the above Public Hearing may be obtained at the Township Planning Office during regular Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, CLERK

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:

Case #05-0042 Mark McGuire, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 6? TO CONSTRUCT FRONT PORCH
Griggs St., Lot 62, R-1A
Goodrich Farm Subdivision
08-26-351-014
Case #05-0043 John Morrison, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 4?6? TO CONSTRUCT NEW SUNROOM
Foxfire Circle, Unit 13, R-1A
Clarkston Farms
08-21-251-045
Case #05-0044 Boris, Inc., Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIZE VARIANCE OF 2420 SQ. FT. AND HEIGHT VARIANCE OF 10? TO CONSTRUCT ADDITION TO EXISTING POLE BARN STRUCTURE.
Clintonville Rd., 20 Acres, R1R Zone
08-25-100-035
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For Further Information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

PUBLIC NOTICE
Consumer Confidence Report with 2004 Water Quality Results was mailed June 16th, 2005 to all water customers. If you do not receive your copy, you can pick one up at the Department of Public Works, 6050 Flemings Lake Road. Normal business hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Charter Township of Independence

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the June 21, 2005, meeting to order at 7:31 p.m. at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Kelly, Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Dunn, Wenger
Absent: Travis
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda as amended
Approval of Minutes of June 7, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $2,723,906.75
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $2,669,067.78
3. Approved EMS billing policy, as amended
4. Approve funding for payment of lighting on Sashabaw with Safety Path funds
5. Approve budget amendment for funds from Safety Path to General Fund
6. Approved Motion to affirm the Wetland Board determination
7. Approved formation of Parks and Recreation’s Advisory Commission
8. Approved Motion to change representative for Blue Cross Blue Shield to Hantz Group
9. Approved application permit for 4th of July fireworks
10. Approved Motion to re-roof the library.
11. Approved Motion to enter into closed session at 9:04 p.m.
12. Approved Motion to reopen the regular meeting at 9:12 p.m.
13. Approved Motion to adjourn at 9:12 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: June 29, 2005

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0045 Gee, Stephen, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 40? FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY AND SIDE YARD VARIANCE OF 1? TO RECONSTRUCT HOME USING EXISTING FOUNDATION (DUE TO FIRE)
Clintonville Rd., Part of Outlot A, R-1A
Walter’s Clarkston-Orion Acres
08-13-301-013
Case #05-0046 Cook, Valerie, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIZE VARIANCE TO ALLOW 1200 SQ. FT. ACCESSORY STRUCTURE. Williamson St., 3.2 Acres, R-1A
08-34-151-011
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For Further Information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
STICKNEY-McCORD PROPERTY SALE & RESTORATION PROJECT
The Township has determined that in order to carry out these intentions and objectives it is necessary and would be appropriate to consider proposals for the purchase of the Homestead Property by a party that is qualified and willing, as a condition and requirement of its acquisition, to commit to completing the restoration and preserving the Homestead Property for historical preservation and residential purposes. Accordingly, the Request for Proposals (RFP) has been prepared and you are invited to submit your proposal subject to and in accordance with the instructions, conditions and requirements that follow.
This property is the 2.23 acre property located at the Northwest corner of Pine Knob and Stickney Road commonly known as the Stickney-McCord Homestead consisting of a farmhouse, barn, well and outbuilding, to the Township.
The Requests for Proposals (RFP) will be received in the Supervisor’s office of the Charter Township of Independence.
David H. Wagner, Supervisor

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
DATE: July 19, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes of July 5, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Approval of Consent Judgment
2. Dock Ordinance (Keyholing)
New Business
1. First Reading of a rezoning request from R-1R to PRO-R-1A, 6150 and 6140 Waldon Road, West of Sashabaw, 11.96 acres, 08-21-400-032, 033 and 013
2. First Reading of a rezoning request from C-3 to R-1A, Rockcroft, 08-33-304-004, 08-33-355-001,002,006,007 and 008, and rezoning request from R-1A to C-3 for Pt of 08-33-354-014
3. Approval of Audit
4. Outsourcing payroll to ADP
5. Township’s contribution for street paving of Bronco, Mustang and Paula Drives.
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the July 5, 2005, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Kelly, Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn
Absent: None
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of June 21, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $840,873.63
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $768,039.90
3. Adopted proposed amendment to Stonewall Farm PUD Agreement
4. Approved Resolution for individual SAD’s for the Andersonville Road Low Pressure Sewer System with $500,000.00 set aside for a Revolving Fund from Sanitary Sewer retained earnings
5. Approved Amendment to the Fire Prevention Code Ordinance and adoption of the 2003 International Fire Code
6.Approval of Budget Amendment for reviewing and updating Master Plan at a cost not to exceed $30,000.00
7. Approved authorization to hire Clerk for Parks and Recreation Director
8. Approved Motion to authorize Layne Northern to proceed with emergency well cleaning at Hillview Estates, with a 2005 budget adjustment of $50,000.00
9. Approved Motion to enter into closed session to discuss attorney opinion at 8:56 p.m.
10. Approved Motion to go into open session at 9:22 p.m.
11. Approved Motion to adjourn at 9:23 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
DATE: August 2, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes of July 19, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Outsourcing payroll to ADP
New Business
1. Proposed ballot language
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
DATE: August 2, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes of July 19, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Outsourcing payroll to ADP
New Business
1. Proposed ballot language
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0047 Griffith, James, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 37? TO CONSTRUCT DETACHED GARAGE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD.
Pine Knob Road, 4.25 Acres, R-1R
08-26-200-007
Case #05-0048 Tarverstad, Timothy and Kimberly, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIZE VARIANCE OF 604 SQ. FT. TO CONSTRUCT TWO STORY ADDITION ON NON CONFORMING STRUCTURE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD. (FUTURE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO BE CONSIDERED)
Ortonville Rd., Lot 13, 4.81 Acres, R-1R
Supervisor’s Plat of Independence Farms
08-08-200-015
Case #05-0049 Harrell Building, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 25? FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO CONSTRUCT COVERED FRONT PORCH, PLUS REAR ADDITION ON NON CONFORMING STRUCTURE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD.
Ortonville Rd., Lot 18, 4.83 Acres, R-1R
Supervisor’s Plat of Independence Farms
08-08-200-020
Case #05-0050 Esckelson, Richard, Jr., Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS THE FOLLOWING VARIANCES TO CONSTRUCT FRONT PORCH, ATTACHED GARAGE, AND BASEMENT TO NON CONFORMING STRUCTURE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD:
1) FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 13?.
2) 2ND FRONT YARD SETBACK OF 40? FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (ENCROACHES IN R.O.W.)
3) REAR YARD SETBACK OF 8?.
4) VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT BASEMENT UNDER EXISTING HOME (ALL SETBACKS TO BE CONSIDERED).
Mohawk Blvd. & Eston Ave., Lots 23-25, R-1A
Sunny Beach Country Club Sub.
08-12-330-049
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For Further Information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the July 19, 2005, meeting to order at 7:32 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn
Absent: Kelly
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of July 5, 2005, as amended
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $2,403.137.82
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $2,225,577.82
3. Approval of proposed Consent Judgment in the matter of Chamberlain vs Independence Township
4. Approved Motion to table Dock Ordinance (Keyholing)
5. Approved Motion to deny appeal of FOIA request
6. Approved Motion to approve First Reading of a rezoning request from R-1R to PRO-R-1A for 6150 and 6140 Waldon Road, West of Sashabaw, 11.96 acres, 08-21-400-032, 033 and 013
7. Approved Motion to approve First Reading of a rezoning request from C-3 to R-1A, Rockcroft, 08-33-304-004, 08-33-355-001, 002, 006, 007 and 008, and rezoning request from R-1A to C-3 for Pt of 08-33-354-014
8. Approved Motion for 5% contribution for Street Paving of Bronco, Mustang and part of Paula Drive
9. Approved Motion for approval of the 2004 Audit
10. Approved Motion to table outsourcing payroll to ADP
11. Approved Motion to adjourn at 10:50 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FIRE PREVENTION CODE ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its meeting on July 5, 2005, at 7:30 p.m., the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees held the first reading and approved an Amendment to the Township Fire Prevention Code, which Amendment is summarized below. A true copy of the adopted Ordinance can be inspected or obtained at the office of the Charter Township of Independence Clerk, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346.
summary of ordinance CODE amendments
Section 1 of Ordinance
Chapter 9, Article II, Section 9-16 has been amended to adopt the 2003 Edition of the International Fire Code (the ‘IFC?), including Appendices B-D, and provide for certain amendments, deletions, and/or additions as follows:
Amends Sec. 101.1 of the IFC regarding the title of the Charter Township of Independence Fire Prevention Code (the ‘Code?).
Amends Sec. 102.1 of the IFC regarding the applicability of the Code to new and existing conditions.
Amends Sec. 102.2 of the IFC regarding exemptions under the Code.
Amends Sec. 102.6 of the IFC regarding referenced codes, ordinances and standards in the Code.
Amends Sec. 102.10 of the IFC regarding applicability of state law in the event of a conflict with the Code.
Deletes Sec. 103 of the IFC regarding the Department of Fire Prevention from the Code.
Adds Sec. 104.12 of the IFC regarding those parties with enforcement authority under the Code.
Amends Sec. 109.3 of the IFC regarding penalties for violation of the Code.
Adds Sec. 109.4 of the IFC to provide for restitution under the Code.
Adds Sec. 112.1 of the IFC to provide for penalty in the Code for improper summoning of the fire department.
Adds Sec. 112.2 of the IFC to provide for penalty in the Code for improper activation of fire alarm systems in the Township.
Adds Sec. 304.4 of the IFC regarding location of dumpsters under the Code.
Deletes Sec. 307 of the IFC regarding open burning from the Code.
Adds Sec. 311.5 of the IFC regarding securing buildings damaged by fire to the Code.
Adds Sec. 401.6 of the IFC regarding boarding or tampering with fire department vehicles to the Code.
Adds Sec. 401.7 of the IFC prohibiting vehicles from crossing fire hoses to the Code.
Amends Sec. 501.2 of the IFC Definitions to amend the definition of Fire Apparatus Access Road; to add the definition of Primary Fire Apparatus Access Road; to add the definition of Secondary Fire Apparatus Access Road; and, to add the definition of Security Gate to the Code.
Amends Sec. 503.6 of the IFC regarding security gates by amending Sections 503.6.1, 503.6.2, 503.6.3, and 503.6.4 of the IFC in the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.5.7 of the IFC regarding installation and location of fire hydrants to the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.5.8 of the IFC regarding blocking fire hydrants and fire department connections to the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.6 of the IFC regarding prohibited hydrant use to the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.7 of the IFC regarding tampering with fire hydrants to the Code.
Adds Sec. 906.11 of the IFC prohibiting sale of defective fire extinguishers to the Code.
Adds Sec. 912.7 of the IFC providing for fire department connections to the Code.
Establishes Michigan Department of Transportation regulations as being the limits referred to in Sec. 3204.3.1.1. of the IFC
Establishes NFPA 30 Table 2-7 with Michigan Amendments ‘Flammable & Combustible Liquids Rules? as the limits referred to in Sec. 3404.2.9.5.2 of the IFC.
Establishes NFPA 30 with Michigan Amendments ‘Flammable & Combustible Liquids Rules? as the limits referred to in Sec. 3406.2.4.4 of the IFC.
Establishes NFPA/ANSI 58-1992 standards as the limits of Sec. 3804.2 of the IFC.
Section 2 of Ordinance
Chapter 9, Article III, Section 9-54 (c) (1) has been amended to permit the township fire official to allow open burning on public and private roads with certain conditions.
Section 3 of Ordinance
Repeals the 2000 Edition of the International Fire Code.
Section 4 of Ordinance
Severs provisions found to be invalid from the remainder of the ordinance.
Section 5 of Ordinance
Saves rights and liabilities acquired under existing ordinance.
Section 6 of Ordinance
Provides for effective date of the ordinance.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BY: SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, CLERK
Published: 8/10/05

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the August 16, 2005, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 2, 2005.
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $3,669,970.51.
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $3,668,349.96.
3. Approved Motion to table First Reading of a rezoning request from R-1R to R-1A, Holcomb Road at Allen, South of 1-75, 13 acres, 08-32-288-005.
4. Approved Motion to approve First Reading of a rezoning request from C-3 and R-1A to PRO/O, (Part of Lot 10) Lot 10, Moon Valley Subdivision, 6527 Maple Road, .5 acres, 08-32-277-005 and 006.
5. Approved Motion to approve First Reading of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.03, Accessory Building and Structures.
6. Approved Motion to approve First Reading of Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.11, Wireless Communication Facilities, Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, Section 5.22, Site Condominium.
7. Approved Motion to hire Deputy Supervisor.
8. Approved Motion to adjourn at 9:55 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: August 24, 2005

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.

TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
DATE: September 6, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of August 16, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Ballot Proposal Language
2. Motion to Rescind Ordinance Amending Fire Prevention Code and Open Burning Regulations
3. Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance Amending Fire Prevention Code and Open Burning Regulations
4. Bids for McCord Property
New Business
1. Oakland Woods Baptist Church proposal
2. Pole Building for Facilities/Maintenance and Safety Path
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the September 6, 2005, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 19, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $428,871.41
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $422,920.41
3. Approved motion to form a committee to study Issue of legal defense fund
4. Denied motion to amend ballot language for September 8 certification
5. Approved motion to rescind the July 5, 2005, motion of the Township Board of Trustees adopting the Ordinance Amending Fire Prevention Code and Open Burning Regulations
6. Approved motion to adopt the Ordinance amending Fire Prevention Code and Open Burning Regulations, without changes and after second reading of said Ordinance
7. Approved motion to accept bid for restoration of McCord property
8. Approved motion to accept bid for construction of Pole Building for Facilities/Maintenance and Safety Path
9. Approved motion to enter into closed session at 9:22 p.m.
10. Approved motion to reopen the Regular meeting at 9:40 p.m.
11. Approved motion to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: September 14, 2005

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
DATE: September 20, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of September 6, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from R-1R to PRO-R-1A, 6150 and 6140 Waldon Road, West of Sashabaw, 11.96 acres, 08-21-400-032, 033 and 013
New Business
1. Truth in Taxation Hearing
2. Oakland Woods Baptist Church proposal
3. Approval of the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Committee Members for the years 2005-2006
4. Permission to hire a new employee – Operations Specialist III
5. Permission to purchase a new pick-up truck
6. Permission for paving improvements at cemetery
7. Oakland County Radio Project
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON
INCREASING PROPERTY TAXES
The Board of the Charter Township of Independence will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase of .0454 mills in the operating tax millage rate to be levied in 2005.
The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI, 48346.
The date and location of the meeting to take action on the proposed additional millage will be announced at this public meeting.
If adopted, the proposed additional millage will increase operating revenues from ad valorem property taxes 4.6% over such revenues generated by levies permitted without holding a hearing. If the proposed additional millage rate is not approved, the operating revenue will increase by 4.3% over the preceding year’s operating revenue.
The taxing unit publishing this notice and identified below, has complete authority to establish the number of mills to be levied from within its authorized millage rate.
This notice is published by:
Charter Township of Independence
Clerk’s Office
90 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111
Published: 9/14/05

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO FIRE PREVENTION CODE ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its meeting on September 6, 2005, at 7:30 p.m., the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees held the second reading and approved an Amendment to the Township Fire Prevention Code, which Amendment is summarized below. A true copy of the adopted Ordinance can be inspected or obtained at the office of the Charter Township of Independence Clerk, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE TOWNSHIP CODE:
Section 1 of Ordinance
Chapter 9, Article II, Section 9-16 has been amended to adopt the 2003 Edition of the International Fire Code (the ‘IFC?), including Appendices B-D, and provide for certain amendments, deletions, and/or additions as follows: Amends Sec. 101.1 of the IFC regarding the title of the Charter Township of Independence Fire Prevention Code (the ‘Code?).
Amends Sec. 102.1 of the IFC regarding the applicability of the Code to new and existing conditions.
Amends Sec. 102.2 of the IFC regarding exemptions under the Code.
Amends Sec. 102.6 of the IFC regarding referenced codes, ordinances and standards in the Code.
Amends Sec. 102.10 of the IFC regarding applicability of state law in the event of a conflict with the Code.
Deletes Sec. 103 of the IFC regarding the Department of Fire Prevention from the Code.
Adds Sec. 104.12 of the IFC regarding those parties with enforcement authority under the Code.
Amends Sec. 109.3 of the IFC regarding penalties for violation of the Code.
Adds Sec. 109.4 of the IFC to provide for restitution under the Code.
Adds Sec. 112.1 of the IFC to provide for penalty in the Code for improper summoning of the fire department.
Adds Sec. 112.2 of the IFC to provide for penalty in the Code for improper activation of fire alarm systems in the Township.
Adds Sec. 304.4 of the IFC regarding location of dumpsters under the Code.
Deletes Sec. 307 of the IFC regarding open burning from the Code.
Adds Sec. 311.5 of the IFC regarding securing buildings damaged by fire to the Code.
Adds Sec. 401.6 of the IFC regarding boarding or tampering with fire department vehicles to the Code.
Adds Sec. 401.7 of the IFC prohibiting vehicles from crossing fire hoses to the Code.
Amends Sec. 501.2 of the IFC Definitions to amend the definition of Fire Apparatus Access Road; to add the definition of Primary Fire Apparatus Access Road; to add the definition of Secondary Fire Apparatus Access Road; and, to add the definition of Security Gate to the Code.
Amends Sec. 503.6 of the IFC regarding security gates by amending Sections 503.6.1, 503.6.2, 503.6.3, and 503.6.4 of the IFC in the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.5.7 of the IFC regarding installation and location of fire hydrants to the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.5.8 of the IFC regarding blocking fire hydrants and fire department connections to the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.6 of the IFC regarding prohibited hydrant use to the Code.
Adds Sec. 508.7 of the IFC regarding tampering with fire hydrants to the Code.
Adds Sec. 906.11 of the IFC prohibiting sale of defective fire extinguishers to the Code.
Adds Sec. 912.7 of the IFC providing for fire department connections to the Code.
Establishes Michigan Department of Transportation regulations as being the limits referred to in Sec. 3204.3.1.1. of the IFC
Establishes NFPA 30 Table 2-7 with Michigan Amendments ‘Flammable & Combustible Liquids Rules? as the limits referred to in Sec. 3404.2.9.5.2 of the IFC.
Establishes NFPA 30 with Michigan Amendments ‘Flammable & Combustible Liquids Rules? as the limits referred to in Sec. 3406.2.4.4 of the IFC.
Establishes NFPA/ANSI 58-1992 standards as the limits of Sec. 3804.2 of the IFC.
Section 2 of Ordinance
Chapter 9, Article III, Section 9-54 (c) (1) has been amended to permit the township fire official to allow open burning on public and private roads with certain conditions.
Section 3 of Ordinance
Repeals the 2000 Edition of the International Fire Code.
Section 4 of Ordinance
Severs provisions found to be invalid from the remainder of the ordinance.
Section 5 of Ordinance
Saves rights and liabilities acquired under existing ordinance.
Section 6 of Ordinance
Provides for effective date of the ordinance.
CERTIFICATION
It is certified that the foregoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence on the 6th day of September, 2005.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Introduced: 7/5/05
Adopted: 9/6/05
Published: 8/10/05 and 9/14/05
Effective Date: 9/14/05

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
COUNTY OF OAKLAND, STATE OF MICHIGAN
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on August 16, 2005, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees will consider adoption of an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 83, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, to amend Article V, Section 5.03 for the purpose of changing certain regulations pertaining to the construction of accessory buildings and structures. A full copy of this Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk’s Office for public review and inspection. The following is a summary of the Ordinance:
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE
The Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, hereby ordains:
Section I
Section 5.03.1.b Section 5.03.1.b is amended to permit a combination of both detached and attached accessory garages, in addition to providing for attached or detached accessory garages.
Section 5.03.1.b (2) Subparagraph (2) is amended to provide that maximum allowable floor space for accessory garages is either 50% of the total floor area of the principal dwelling or the particular square footage provided in this Subparagraph as to each district, whichever is greater.
Section 5.03.1.b (3) Subparagraph (3) is amended to provide that the maximum allowable floor space for a combination of detached and attached garages shall not exceed the amount set forth in Subparagraph (2) of this Subsection.
Section 5.03.1.b (4). Subparagraph (4) is amended to permit that, in addition to garage uses, the use of an attached residential garage for storage, or other uses incidental to the principal dwelling is permitted, if the area requirements are met.
Section 5.03.1.c The term ‘storage? to the section heading of Section 5.03.1.c.
Section 5.03.1.c (1) Subparagraph (1) is amended to change the standards for permitting detached accessory storage buildings from zoning district based regulations to parcel or lot area based regulations.
Section 5.03.1.c (2) Subparagraph (2) is amended to change the table of floor area regulations pertaining to detached accessory storage buildings to set forth parcel or lot area based regulations in place of the previous zoning district based regulations.
Section 5.03.1.c (3) Subparagraph (3) is added to permit the property owner to add the maximum allowable floor space of a detached storage building to the maximum allowable floor space for a detached accessory garage when both are contained in a single building.
Section 5.03.1.d The table of regulations for setback and height requirements set forth in Section 5.03.1.d is amended to reduce maximum for detached accessory buildings from 16 feet to 14 feet.
Section 5.03.1.e Section 5.03.1.e is amended to increase the number of detached supplemental accessory buildings permitted from the previous one building to two buildings, and increase the total floor area permitted from 150 to 300 square feet.
Section 5.03.1.f Section 5.03.1.f is amended to provide that as opposed to the regulations regarding decks set forth in this Section, the Township will determine deck regulations within a PUD, PRD or cluster lot development on a site plan by site plan basis.
Section II
Contains severance clause.
Section III
Contains savings clause.
Section IV
Contains effective date.
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN,
TOWNSHIP CLERK
Published: 9/14/05

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
COUNTY OF OAKLAND, STATE OF MICHIGAN
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on August 16, 2005, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees will consider adoption of an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 83, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, to amend Article III, Section 3.01 for the purpose of adding definitions to the Zoning Ordinance, to amend Article V, Section 5.11 for the purpose of changing certain regulations pertaining to wireless communication facilities in the Township, to amend Article V, Section 5.12 for the purpose of changing certain regulations regarding site plan review, and to amend Article V, Section 5.22 for the purpose of changing certain regulations relating to site condominium projects. A full copy of this Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk’s Office for public review and inspection. The following is a summary of the Ordinance:
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE
The Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, hereby ordains:
Section I
Section 3.01 Definitions. The definitions of ‘condominium?, ‘condominium documents?, ‘condominium unit?, ‘general common elements?, ? limited common elements?, ‘master deed?, ‘site condominium?, ‘building envelope?, ‘building site?, ‘wireless communications facilities?, attached wireless communications facilities?, ‘wireless communication support structures?, and ‘collocation?, have been added to the Zoning Ordinance. All other definitions are unchanged.
Section 5.11.2 Wireless Communication Facilities. Subsection (2) is amended to delete all existing definitions from this section and replace them with reference to those definitions contained in Article III, Section 3.01.
Section 5.11.3 Authorization Subsection. Subsection (3) is amended to change circumstances under which a new wireless communication facility shall be deemed a permitted use.
Section 5.11.5 Application Requirements. Subsection (5) (a) is amended to change certain application requirements pertaining to application for construction of wireless communication facilities to include application requirements for existing structures.
Section 5.12.1 Site Plan Review in Use Districts Required. Subsection 1 is amended to add the OS-1, OS-2, and IOP use districts to those districts for which site plans are required. It is also amended to delete subparagraphs a through g replacing them with a through c to clarify circumstances under which a site plan would and would not be required.
Section 5.12.2 Application Form. Subsection 2 is amended to add the requirement of including, with site plan application materials, a statement of intent to develop property pursuant to the Condominium Act, if applicable.
Section 5.22.1 Condominium projects. Subsection 1 is amended to repeal the definitions pertaining to ‘site condominium? project and replace them with an Intent Subsection to require a ‘condominium? project to be constructed in accordance with the standards of the Township Zoning Ordinance and other applicable Township regulations and standards.
Section 5.22.2 Approval requirement. Subsection 2 is amended to delete the introductory paragraph, leaving only the list of plan approval requirements for a ‘condominium?.
Section 5.22.3 Conceptual site plan approval. Subsection 3 is amended to remove the term ‘site? from the Subsection leaving the same provisions to apply to all ‘condominiums? and not just ‘site condominiums?.
Section 5.22.4 Final site plan approval. Subsection 4 is amended to replace the term ‘approval? with the term ‘recommendation? in Subparagraph a of Subsection 4. The remainder of the provisions of Subsection 4 are unchanged.
Section 5.22.5 Final site plan approval. Subsection 5 is amended to delete provisions regarding compliance with regulations in the Subdivision Ordinance and to permit, with Planning Commission approval, the issuance of building permits for buildings to be constructed prior to the completion of other site improvements, provided the applicant has submitted a suitable performance guarantee.
Section 5.22.6 Additional regulations applicable to site condominium projects. Subsection 6, Subparagraph a is amended to capitalize the term ‘zoning ordinance?. Subparagraph b is amended to include reference to the Development Design Standards Ordinance and Subdivision Control Ordinance to clarify that those Ordinances apply in review of site plans. Additionally, the term ‘preliminary plans? has been changed to ‘conceptual site plans?. Subparagraph d has been amended to permit a temporary certificate of occupancy to be issued by the Director of Building and Planning upon the developer, providing a suitable financial guarantee pursuant to Section 5.12.7. The remainder of Subsection 6 is unchanged.
Section II
Contains severance clause.
Section III
Contains savings clause.
Section IV
Contains effective date.
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN,
TOWNSHIP CLERK
Published: 9/14/05

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
COUNTY OF OAKLAND, STATE OF MICHIGAN
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on August 16, 2005, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees will consider adoption of an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 83, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, to amend Article V, Section 5.03 for the purpose of changing certain regulations pertaining to the construction of accessory buildings and structures. A full copy of this Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk’s Office for public review and inspection. A full copy of this Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk’s Office for public review and inspection. A summary of the Ordinance was published on September 14, 2005. The summary contained an error with respect to Section 5.03.1.d. The following is the correct summary of that Section and the other amendments summarized are unchanged:
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE
The Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, hereby ordains:
Section I
Section 5.03.1.d The table of regulations for setback and height requirements set forth in Section 5.03.1.d is amended to increase maximum for detached accessory buildings from 14 feet to 16 feet.
Section II
Contains severance clause.
Section III
Contains savings clause.
Section IV
Contains effective date.
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN,
TOWNSHIP CLERK

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the September 20, 2005, meeting to order at 7:32 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Heenan
Kelly arrived at 7:35
Absent: VanderVeen
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 6, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $2,777,316.85
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $2,768,086.56
3 Approved motion for a second reading and adoption of a rezoning request from R-1R to PRO-R-1A, 6150 and 6140 Waldon Road, West of Sashabaw, 11.96 acres, 08-21-400-032
4. Approved motion to approve 2005 millage rates
5. Approved motion to enter into a preliminary agreement with Oakland Woods Baptist Church for paving the parking lot at Sashabaw Plains Park
6. Approved motion to add Beth Sova, Julie Sprung and Jeff Swanberg to the 2005-2006 Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Committee
7. Approved motion to create a new AFSCME classification of Operation Specialist III
8. Approved motion to hire Treatment Operator
9. Approved motion to hire Operation Specialist III
10. Approved motion to purchase new truck for DPW
11. Approved motion for paving improvements at Lakeview Cemetery
12. Approved motion to enter into a Radio System Agreement with Oakland County
13. Approved motion to amend the Agenda for addition of the issue of emergency technical rescue in other states
13. Approved motion to approve participation in other states for technical rescue in the event of an emergency
14. Approved motion to adopt Resolution Authorizing West Nile Virus Fund Expense Reimbursement Request.
15. Approved motion to adjourn at 9:08 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: September 28, 2005

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
DATE: October 4, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of September 20, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and adoption of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.03, Accessory Buildings and Structures
New Business
1. Reclassification of Parks and Recreation employees
2. Sewer connection for Softwater Lake Development ? Springfield Township
3. Hire full-time Senior Bus Driver
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0069 Ginn, Theodore, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR OUTDOOR SALES OF CHRISTMAS TREES AND SEASONAL ITEMS PLUS SIGNAGE
Rattalee Lake Rd., 8.82 Acres, R-1R
Corner of Rattalee Lake Rd. and M-15
08-05-300-045
Case #05-0070 Gordon’s Light Construction, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO ENCLOSE FRONT PORCH (FUTURE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY TO BE CONSIDERED) PLUS VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT SECOND STORY ADDITION ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Ortonville Rd, Part of Lot 6, R-1R
Supervisors Plat of Independence Farms
08-08-200-008
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For Further Information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a Regular meeting of the Township Board held on September 20, 2005, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of a Rezoning Request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to PRO-R-1A (Single Family Residential), 6150 & 6140 Waldon Road, W. of Sashabaw, 11.96 acres, 08-21-400-032, 033 and 013, as follows:
The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Travis, supported by Kelly; the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Kelly, Rosso, Travis, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn. Nays: None. Absent: VanderVeen. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83
ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN ARTICLES OF ORDINANCE NO. 83
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section I
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.03.1.b shall be amended to read as follows:
b. Attached or detached accessory garages. Each single-family dwelling shall be permitted one (1) attached or detached accessory garage or a combination of accessory garages, subject to the following requirements:
(1) Unchanged.
(2) The allowable floor area of an attached or detached residential garage, shall not exceed fifty (50%) percent of the total floor area (excluding basements) of the principal dwelling or nine hundred (900) square feet in the R-1A district and twelve hundred (1,200) square feet in the R-1B, R-1C, and R-1R districts, whichever is greater.
(3) In the case of a combination of an attached and detached garage, the total allowable square footage shall not exceed the amount set forth in section 5.03.1.b (2).
(4) An attached residential garage shall conform to all setback and height requirements applicable to the principal dwelling. An attached residential garage may include storage and/or other uses which are clearly incidental to the principal dwelling, provided the total requirements for floor area are met.
(5) Unchanged.
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.03.1.c shall be amended to read as follows:
c. Additional detached accessory storage buildings. In addition to an attached or detached residential garage permitted in section 5.03.l.b., the following requirements shall be applicable to additional detached accessory storage buildings:
(1) One (1) additional detached accessory storage building shall be permitted on parcels or lots or one (1) acre or less. Two (2) additional detached buildings shall be permitted on parcels or lots of greater than one (1) acre.
(2) The total allowable floor area of detached accessory buildings shall be subject to the following requirements:
Parcel or Lot Area 15,000 s.f >15,000 s.f. >1.5 ac. >3 ac. >10 ac.
or less to 1.5 ac. to 3 ac. to 10 ac.
Dwelling with Attached
Garage
Allowable floor area 200 s.f. 300 s.f. 950 s.f. 1,600 s.f. 3,500 s.f.
(square feet), PLUS
Additional area per 1 s.f. 1 s.f. .5 s.f. .5 s.f. .25 s.f.
100 square feet of lot
area (square feet)
Maximum allowable 300 s.f. 950 s.f. 1,600 s.f. 3,500 s.f. 6,000 s.f.
floor area (square feet)
Dwellings with Detached
Garage
Allowable floor area 200 s.f. 300 s.f. 950 s.f. 1,600 s.f. 3,500 s.f.
(square feet), PLUS
Additional area per 1 s.f. 1 s.f. .5 s.f. .5 s.f. .25 s.f.
100 square feet of lot
area (square feet)
Maximum allowable 225 s.f. 475 s.f. 800 s.f. 3,500 s.f. 6,000 s.f.
floor area (square feet)
(3) When combined with a detached accessory garage in a single building, the allowable floor area for a detached accessory storage building may be combined with the allowable floor area for the detached accessory garage.
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.03.1.d shall be amended to read as follows:
d. Setback and height requirements for all detached accessory buildings. A detached accessory residential garage or storage building shall be located behind the front of the principal building and shall be subject to the following minimum setback and height requirements.
R-1A R-1B R-1C R-1R
Minimum Yard Setbacks (in feet)
Front 40 40 75 75
Side 10 10 10 50
Rear 10 10 50 75
Minimum Setbacks from Other Buildings (in feet)
Principal dwelling 10 10 10 10
Other accessory buildings 10 10 10 10
Maximum height (in feet) 16 16 16 16
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.03.1.e shall be amended to read as follows:
e. Detached supplemental accessory buildings. Detached supplemental accessory buildings shall be subject to the following:
(1) No more than two (2) detached supplemental accessory building shall be permitted.
(2) The total floor area shall not exceed three hundred (300) square feet.
(3) Unchanged.
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.03.1.f shall be amended to read as follows:
f. Decks. Decks requiring a building permit shall be subject to the following:
(1) Unchanged.
(2) Decks shall be subject to the following minimum setback requirements:
(a) A deck shall meet the required front and side yard requirements applicable to the principal building in the district in which it is located.
(b) A deck shall be permitted to encroach in the required rear yard by no more than ten (10) feet, provided the portion of a deck which occupies the required rear yard shall not be above the elevation of the first floor of the residence. Furthermore, the portion of a deck which occupies the required rear yard shall not contain any enclosed or covered structures, such as a gazebo or screened porch.
In the case of PRD, PUD and cluster lot developments which result in the reduction of lot sizes, specific provisions shall be set forth on the site plan for the manner in which decks are to be treated. The Township in their sole discretion, shall make a determination whether the requirements set forth in section 5.03.1.f. (2) may be applied.
(c) Unchanged.
Section II
If one or more repealed and/or amended sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases, and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section III
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.
Section IV
This ordinance shall be effective upon publication in the manner prescribed by law.
Certification
It is certified that the revision to the Ordinance set forth above was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting duly called and held on the 4th day of October, 2005.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Introduced: 8/16/05
Adopted: 10/4/05
Published: 9/14/05, 9/21/05 and 10/12/05
Effective: 10/20/05

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the October 4, 2005, meeting to order at 7:31 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, VanderVeen, Kelly
Absent: None
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 20, 2005
Approval of Minutes of Special Meetings on September 27, 2005, and September 28, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $720,341.54
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $714,413.96
3 Approved motion for a second reading and adoption of a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance #83, Accessory Buildings and Structures
4. Approved motion to promote Kelly Hyer to Recreation Supervisor at a rate of $44,660.00
5. Approved motion to begin necessary legal discoveries to prepare a document and willingness to participate in the tri-party agreements to extend to the Softwater Lake Development to the sewer capacity
6. Approved motion to hire Tom Mitcham as a Senior Center Mini-Bus Driver
7. Approved motion to adjourn at 8:12 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: September 28, 2005

INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD AGENDA October 18, 2005
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of October 4, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
New Business
1. On-call Firefighters? benefits
2. Recommendation of Planning Commission Member
3. New vehicle for Facilities Maintenance
4. Resolution approving the Andersonville Individual SAD’s
5. Resolution confirming Special Assessment Roll for Andersonville SAD #1
6. Sewer Lift Station Improvements
7. Appointment of Acting Director – Library
8. Permission to hire IT Circulation – Library
9. Halloween Hours
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0069 Ginn, Theodore, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR OUTDOOR SALES OF CHRISTMAS TREES AND SEASONAL ITEMS PLUS SIGNAGE
Rattalee Lake Rd., 8.82 Acres, R-1R
Corner of Rattalee Lake Rd. and M-15
08-05-300-045
Case #05-0070 Gordon’s Light Construction, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 33? FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, APPROXIMATELY 7 1/2? VARIANCE BETWEEN STRUCTURES PLUS SIZE VARIANCE OF 217 SQ FT TO CONSTRUCT SECOND STORY ADDITION ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Ortonville Rd, Part of Lot 6, R-1R
Supervisors Plat of Independence Farms
08-08-200-008
Case #05-0071 Maloney, Edwin, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 7 1/2? TO CONSTRUCT CARPORT (ALREADY CONSTRUCTED)
Maple Dr., Lot 37, R-1A
Moon Valley Subdivision
08-32-251-011
Case #05-0072 Coyle, Raymond and Jeanne, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS SECOND FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 10? TO CONSTRUCT ADDITION TO ATTACHED GARAGE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Pine Needle Dr., Unit 12, R-1A
Lake Waldon Village II
08-28-278-011
Case #05-0073 Foust, David and Regina, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2? TO CONSTRUCT NEW HOME ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD (CONSTRUCTION STARTED)
Ennismore, Pt of Lot 16, R-1A
Woodhull Lake Sub
08-34-386-011
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For Further Information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

PUBLIC HEARING
The Charter Township of Independence will hold a public hearing on November 1, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI, for the purpose of receiving public comments on:
1. The Community Development Block Grant 2006 program year application in the approximate amount of $73,513;
2. The re-programming of Community Development Block Grant funding:
$10,000 from 2005 Public Service (Senior Services ? Van) to 2005 Senior Services (Senior Center Staff Wages).
David H. Wagner
Township Supervisor

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD October 18, 2005
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the October 18, 2005, meeting to order at 7:40 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
Public Forum: Opened at 7:43 p.m. and closed at 8:15 p.m.
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 4, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,428.675.85
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,309,700.44
3. Approved motion to increase benefits for paid On-Call Firefighters
4. Approved motion to appoint Curt Carson to Planning Commission
5. Approved motion to approve purchase of new vehicle for Facilities Maintenance
6. Approved motion to adopt Resolution approving the Andersonville Individual SAD
7. Approved motion to adopt Resolution confirming Special Assessment Roll for Andersonville SAD #1
8. Approved motion to approve appointment of Patience Beer as Interim Director of Library
9. Approved motion to approve hiring Donald McGaw as Head of Circulation/Information Technology Manager of Library
10. Approved motion to set Halloween hours for October 31st at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
11. Approved purchase of new postage machine for Township Hall
12. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 9:20 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: October 26, 2005

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: November 1, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address he Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of October 18, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing
1. CDBG 2006 Funding Application
2. Re-programming of 2005 CDBG Account
3. 2006 Budget Hearing
Unfinished Business
New Business
1. Recodification of Ordinances – Municode
2. Approval of 2006 CDBG Application
3. Approval of 2005 CDBG Re-programming
4. Permission to participate with SMART’s Municipal Credit Program for transportation for year 2006
5. Approval of 2006 Budget Hearing
6. Post-employment Health Care Actuary Study
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Planning Commission of Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC#2005-026
Twenty First Century Development, Petitioners
REZONING REQUEST
FROM: R-1A (Single Family Residential) TO: R-2 (Multi-Family Residential)
Parcel Identification Number: 08-35-426-006 & 007
Common Description: Westside of Clintonville Road, North of Mann Road
8.48 Acres
Intended Use: Attached Condominiums
Any further information regarding the above Public Hearing may be obtained at the Township Planning Office during regular Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by phone at (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, CLERK

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a Regular meeting of the Township Board held on November 1, 2005, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of a Rezoning Request from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to PRO-O (Office), 6527 Maple, 08-32-277-005, 08-32-277-006. A map is in this week’s print edition of the Clarkston News or at the township office.
The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Rosso, supported by Kelly; the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: VanderVeen, Kelly, Rosso, Travis, Wenger. Nays: None. Absent: Wagner, Dunn. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Published: 11/9/05
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA November 15, 2005

7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: November 15, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of November 1, 2005 meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing
1. 2006 Budget Hearing
Unfinished Business
New Business
1. Approval of 2006 Budget
2. Permission to add Chris Turner to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
3. Property not sold at land sale
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Clerk VanderVeen called the November 1, 2005, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Travis, Wenger, Kelly
Absent: Wagner, Dunn
There was a quorum.
Trustee Dan Travis conducted the meeting.
Public Hearing for the CDBG 2006 Funding Application was opened at 7:43 p.m. and closed at 7:45 p.m.
Public Hearing for the Re-programming of 2005 CDBG Account was opened at 7:45 p.m. and closed at 7:48 p.m.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda, except the minutes of October 18, 2005
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,078.910.76
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $791,280.76
3. Approved Second Reading and Adoption of a Rezoning Request from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to PRO-O (Office), 6527 Maple, 08-32-277-005, 08-32-277-006
4. Approved motion to enter into a contract with Municode for recodification of ordinances
5. Approved motion for approval of 2006 CDBG Application
6. Approved motion for approval of 2005 CDBG Re-programming
7. Approved motion for participation with SMART’s Municipal Credit Program for transportation for 2006
8. Approved motion to conduct actuary study for post-employment health care cost
9. Approved motion to conduct Library Director Search with Hartzell-Mika Consulting, LLC
10. Approved motion to approve minutes of October 18, 2005, as amended
11. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 8:36 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: November 9, 2005

Important Information About Your Drinking Water
Tests showed coliform bacteria in
the Independence Township water system
Coliform bacteria detected in the Independence Township water supply
The Independence Township recently violated a drinking water standard in our distribution system. Our water system detected the presence of coliform bacteria in the water supply. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. We are required to take 15 samples for coliform bacteria during October 2005. Two of those samples showed the presence of coliform bacteria. The standard is that no more than one sample per month may do so.
Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the treatment or distribution system (pipes). Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E.’coli, are present. We did not find any of these bacteria in our subsequent testing. If we had, we would have notified you immediately.
What happened? What is being done?
You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
A sample collected at Ridge View Sample Station on October 10, 2005 was positive for total coliform bacteria. The repeat samples of the original location, upstream, and downstream sites were all negative for total coliform bacteria. A sample collected at Deerwood Road Sample Station on October 17, 2005 was also positive for total coliform bacteria. The repeat samples of the original location, upstream, and downstream sites were negative for total coliform bacteria.
If you have questions, you may call Linda Richardson at 248-625-8222 or the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at 586-753-3755.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION REGARDING September 2005 EVENT
Coliform bacteria detected in the Independence Township water supply
The Independence Township recently violated a drinking water standard in our distribution system. Our water system detected the presence of coliform bacteria in the water supply on Andersonville Road. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. We took 93 samples for coliform bacteria during September, 2005. Twenty-nine of those samples showed the presence of coliform bacteria. The standard is that no more than one sample per month may do so.
Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the treatment or distribution system (pipes). Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E.’coli, are present. We did not find any of these bacteria in our subsequent testing. If we had, we would have notified you immediately.
What happened? What is being done?
You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
A boil water advisory was in effect for the period from September 21 to September 23, 2005 for the entire water system. Confirmation samples indicating an absence of total coliform bacteria allowed the boil water advisory to be lifted for all areas except for Andersonville Road east of White Lake Road and residents on Parview and Curtis Lane fronting Andersonville Road. A boil water advisory was in effect until September 26 for the previously lifted areas until confirmation samples indicating an absence of total coliform bacteria allowed the boil water advisory to be lifted. A boil water advisory was in effect for 6973 Tuson Road from September 21 to October 14, 2005, until confirmation samples indicated an absence of total coliform bacteria.
If you have questions, you may call Linda Richardson at 248-625-8222 or the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality at 586-753-3755.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the November 15, 2005, meeting to order at 7:35 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Travis, Wenger, Wagner
Absent: Kelly
There was a quorum.
Mr. Kelly arrived at 7:47 p.m.
Public Hearing for the 2006 Independence Township Budget was opened at 7:51 p.m. and closed at 8:03 p.m.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of the November 1, 2005 minutes
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,282,943.47
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,275,464.40
3. Approved motion to amend 2006 CDBG Application
4. Approved motion to approve 2006 Budget
5. Approved motion to add Chris Turner to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
6. Approved motion to allow return of unsold property to Oakland County
6. Approved First Reading of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.03.1.c
7. Approved motion to table promotion and permission to post
8. Approved motion to approve Minutes of November 1, 2005
9. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 8:34 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: November 23, 2005

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0074 Dolbert, Phil, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SETBACK VARIANCE FOR EXISTING IN GROUND POOL TO BE CONSIDERED
Bitterbush, 9.66 Acres, R-1R
08-07-300-003
Case #05-0075 Loetzner, Peter and Rite-way Building & Development, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY
Sequoyah Ct., Thendara Park Country Club Park, R-1A
08-12-356-026
Case #05-0076 Cummings, Randall, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDEYARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 10? TO REMODEL (AND PARTIAL DEMO) HOME ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Sashabaw Road, Supervisor’s Plat No. 11, Part of Lot 23, R-1R
08-03-451-025
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For Further Information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: December 6, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes
.7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of November 15, 2005, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83:
Section 5.11, Wireless Communication Facilities
Section 5.12, Site Plan Review
Section 5.22, Site Condominium
2. Second Reading of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.03.1.c ? Accessory Buildings and Structures, maximum square footage for detached garage
3. Stickney/McCord Property
4. Pine Knob Scenic Easement
5. Permission to promote and permission to post
6. Correction to 2006 CDBG Application
New Business
1. First Reading of rezoning request from RO (Research Office) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Mixed Use Development on 29 acres (Pine Knob Corporate Center), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Clarkston Road, 08-15-451-002
2. Annual Work Permit for MDOT
3. Resolution ? Jacqueline Milzow Scholarship Fund
4. Approval of 2006 Board Meeting Schedule
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SPECIAL MEETING
The Planning Commission of Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing or:
Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Clarkston High School Auditorium, 6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the followina:
FILE PC#2005-007
Orco Investments, Inc., Petitioners
REZONING REQUEST
FROM: R-1A (Single Family Residential)
TO: C-2 (Planned Shopping Center) and
C-3 (Highway Commercial)
Parcel -Identification Numbers: 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025, 08-22-351-007, 08-22-351-006, 08-22-351-018, 08-22-351-017, 08-22-351-057, 08-22-351-016, 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011, 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058
Common Description: Approximately 70 Acres of land situated in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road).
Intended Use: Mixed Use Development
Any further information regarding the above Public Hearing may be obtained at the Township Planning Office during regular Office hours 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday trough Friday or by phone at (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, CLERK

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0077 Moore, Patrick, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR PLACEMENT IN FRONT YARD TO CONSTRUCT STORAGE BUILDING
Reese Rd., 14 Acres, R-1R
08-18-200-019
Case #05-0078 Lynn, Franklyn, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD VARIANCE OF 45? TO REBUILD GARAGE (FIRE) PLUS VARIANCE OF 33? FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY TO CONSTRUCT COVERED FRONT PORCH AND ADDITION ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Pine Knob Rd., 5.5 Acres, R-1R
08-26-200-011
Case #05-0079 TwentyFirst Century Development, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR LAND SIZE (AS PERMITTED IN R-2 ZONING)
Clintonville Road, 8.65 Acres, R-1A
08-35-426-006 (4.40 Acres), 08-35-426-007 (4.25 Acres)
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83 ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN ARTICLES OF ORDINANCE NO. 83
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section 1
Article III, Definitions, Section 3.01 shall be amended to add certain definitions to apply in the application of the regulations of the Ordinance, to wit:
Condominium. A place or project consisting of not less than two (2) condominium units established in conformance with the Condominium Act, Act 59 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended, and this Ordinance.
The following additional definitions shall apply in the application of the regulations of this Ordinance:
1. Condominium Documents: The master deed recorded pursuant to the Condominium Act, and any other instrument referred to in the master deed or bylaws which affect the rights and obligations of a co-owner in the condominium.
2. Condominium Unit. The portion of a condominium project designed and intended for separate ownership and use, as described in the master deed.
3. General Common Elements. The common elements other than the limited common elements.
4. Limited Common Elements. A portion of the common elements reserved in the master deed for the exclusive use of less than all of the co-owners.
5. Master Deed. The condominium document recording the condominium project to which are attached as exhibits and incorporated by reference the bylaws for the project and the condominium subdivision plan for the project and all other information required by Section 8 of the Condominium. Act.
Site Condominium. A condominium development containing uses permitted in the zoning district in which located, in which each co-owner owns exclusive rights to a volume of space within which a structure or structures may be constructed, herein defined as a condominium unit, as described in the master deed.
The following additional definitions shall apply in the application of the regulations of this Ordinance:
1. Building envelope shall mean the ground area occupied, or to be occupied by the principal structure which is, or is intended to be placed on a building site, together with any attached accessory structures, e.g., house and attached garage.
2. Building site shall mean the condominium unit, including the building envelope and the contiguous limited common area or element under and surrounding the building envelope, and shall be the counter-part of ‘lot? as used in connection with a project developed under the Subdivision Control Act, Act 288 of the Public Acts of 1967, as amended.
Wireless communications facilities shall mean and include all structures and accessory facilities relating to the use of the radio frequency spectrum for the purpose of transmitting or receiving radio signals, including those of a public utility. This may include, but shall not be limited to, radio towers, television towers, telephone devices and exchanges, micro-wave relay facilities, telephone transmission equipment building and private and commercial mobile radio service facilities. Not included within this definition cue: citizen band radio facilities; short wave receiving facilities; radio and television broadcast reception facilities, federally licensed amateur (ham) radio facilities; satellite dishes; and governmental facilities which are subject to state or federal law or regulations which preempt municipal regulatory authority.
The following additional definitions shall apply in the application of the regulations of this Ordinance.
1. Attached wireless communications facilities shall mean wireless communication facilities that are affixed to existing structures, such as existing buildings, towers, water tanks, utility poles, and the like. A wireless communication support structure proposed to be newly established shall not be included within this definition.
2. Wireless communication support structures shall mean structures erected or modified to support wireless communication antennas. Support structures within this definition include, but shall not be limited to, monopoles, lattice towers, light poles, wood poles and guyed towers, or other structures which appear to be something other than a mere support structure.
3. Collocation shall mean the location by two (2) or more wireless communication providers of wireless communication facilities on a common structure, tower, or building, with the view toward reducing the overall number of structures required to support wireless communication antennas within the community.
Except as modified herein, all other terms and conditions of this Article III, Section 3.01 shall remain the same.
Article V, General Provisions. Section 5.11(2), Definitions, shall be amended as follows:
The existing provisions of 5.11(2)(a}(b)(c)(d) and (e) are repealed and amended as follows:
(2) Definitions. The definitions that shall apply in the interpretation and application of this Ordinance and section are set forth in Article III, Definitions.
Article V, Section 5.11(3), Authorization, Subsection l(a) and (b) are amended to read as follows and subsection l(c) is repealed:
1a. An existing structure, including public utility poles and structures, which will serve as an attached wireless communication facility where the existing structure is not, in the discretion of the Planning Commission, proposed to be either materially altered or materially changed in appearance; provided the accessory equipment building is either not visible from any residence or can be screened in accordance with the standards set forth in Section 5.13.
1b. A proposed collocation upon an attached wireless communication facility which had been pre-approved for such collocation as part of an earlier approval by the Township.
1c. Deleted.
Except as modified herein, all other terms and conditions of this Article V, Section 5.11, shall remain the same.
Article V, Section 5.11(5), Application Requirements, Subsection (a) is hereby amended to read as follows:
a. A site plan prepared in accordance with Section 5.12 shall be submitted, showing the location, size, screening and design of all buildings and structures, including fences, and the location and size of outdoor equipment, and the location, number and species of proposed landscaping. In the case of an existing structure, including public utilities pole and structures, which will serve as an attached ‘Wireless communication facility, the Director may waive the requirements for conceptual site plan approval and allow the applicant to submit a final site plan, provided all other applicable requirements are met.
Except as modified herein, all other terms and conditions of this Article V Section 5.11 shall remain the same.
Article V, Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, Subsection (1) is amended to read as follows, subsections l(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) and (g) are amended as follows, and subsection 2(a) shall be amended to add 2(a)(9):
1. Site Plan Review in Use Districts Required. A site plan shall be submitted to the Planning Department for approval of any use in the R-2, R-3, RMT, O, OS-I, OS-2, C-I, C-2, C-3, C-4, MS, REC, ML, MH, IOP, and RO zones, and further such site plan approval shall be required in the following situations:
a. Any use of development for which the submission of a. site plan is required by a provision of this Ordinance.
b. All residentially-related Special Land Uses as permitted in single-family districts such as, but not limited to: Churches, schools, public facilities and similar uses.
c. All uses subject to the Michigan Condominium Act, PA 59 of 1978, as amended.
2(a)9) Statement of intent, if applicable, to develop the property under the Michigan Condominium Act, PA 59 of 1978, as amended.
Except as modified herein, all other terms and conditions of this Article V Section 5.12 shall remain the same.
Article V, Section 5.22, Condominium Projects, Subsection l(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) and (f), are repealed and amended as follows:
1. Intent. It is the intent of this Section to regulate condominium projects in accordance with this Ordinance and any other applicable Township standards and regulations.
Article V, Section 5.22, Subsection (2)(a), is amended to read as follows:
2(a) Conceptual site plan approval.
2(b) Unchanged.
2(c) Unchanged.
Article V, Section 5.22, Subsection 3 is amended to read as follows:
3. Conceptual site plan approval. A developer of a condominium project shall initially submit an application for conceptual site plan approval, in accordance with the requirements set forth in section 5.12, Site Plan Review.
a. Following review and recommendation by appropriate consultants, the conceptual site plan shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission for conformance with all applicable laws and ordinances, including the Design Standards Ordinance and the design requirements of the Subdivision Control Ordinance.
b. The Planning Commission shall also ascertain whether, based upon the submission, it appears, based upon the initial information presented, the conceptual site plan will conform with requirements for site plan review.
c. If the conceptual site plan conforms in all respects, conceptual site plan approval shall be granted by the Planning Commission. If the conceptual site plan fails to conform, the Planning Commission shall either deny the application or grant with conditions with a time limit for compliance with such conditions and resubmission, as deemed appropriate by the Planning Commission.
d. Conceptual site plan approval shall confer upon the developer a commitment of approval for a period of one year with regard to the size, shape and layout of building sites) and street layout. Such conceptual site plan approval may be extended if applied for by the proprietor within the effective period and approved by the Township Planning Commission.
Article V, Section 5.22, Site Condominium Projects, Subsection 4, is amended to read as follows:
4. Final site plan approval. Following approval of the conceptual site plan, if the developer desires to proceed with the project, an application for final site plan approval shall be submitted for review in accordance with the requirements of Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, and this section. In addition to any information required to be submitted for site plan approval, the developer shall include with the application for final site plan approval, sufficient information for determination whether the project conforms with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations enforceable by the Township.
a. The application for site plan review shall also include a copy of the proposed master deed, bylaws and any additional documentation to be recorded with the register of deeds, for review and recommendation by the appropriate Township consultants. The master deed shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission, with the advice of the Township consultants as deemed appropriate by the Planning Commission, with respect to all matters subject to regulation by the Township, including without limitation, ongoing preservation and maintenance of drainage, retention, wetland and other natural areas and common areas, and maintenance of landscaping in common areas, in the project.
b. If the site plan conforms in all respects, final site plan approval shall be granted by the Planning Commission. If the final site plan fails to conform, the Planning Commission shall either deny the application, or grant with conditions with a time limit for compliance and such conditions and resubmission) as deemed appropriate by the Planning Commission.
c. Final site plan approval shall be effective for a period of one year. Such approval may be extended if applied for by the developer within the effective period and granted by the Township Planning Commission.
Article V, Section 5.22, Site Condominium Projects, Subsection 5, is amended to read as follows:
5. Following the grant of site plan approval, if the developer desires to proceed with the project, an application for final engineering approval shall be submitted which shall include plans and information in sufficient detail for the Township, and appropriate consultants, to determine compliance with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations for the construction of the project, including, without limitation, the Design Standards Ordinance. A building permit for construction of a unit on a building site shall be issuable at such time as final engineering plans have been approved, all applicable permits and approvals have been secured from other governmental entities, and all improvements for the project have been constructed, provided, however, the Planning Commission may determine that certain improvements need not be constructed prior to issuance of building permits on the condition that the applicant has deposited a suitable performance guarantee, as set forth in Section 5.12.7.
Article V, Section 5.22, Site Condominium Projects, Subsections 6(a) (b) and (d) are amended to read as follows:
6. Additional regulations applicable to site condominium projects.
a. Each building site shall meet the requirements for street access set forth in Section 5.07 of this Zoning Ordinance, except that the Planning Commission may approve a private road designed and constructed in accordance with the Township Development Design Standards Ordinance, Article IX, Streets, Driveways, Safety Paths and Paving.
b. There shall be compliance with all requirements of the schedule of regulations, and other provisions of this section and other applicable ordinances, including, but not limited to the Development Design Standards Ordinances, codified as Chapter 8.1 and the Subdivision Control Ordinance, codified as Section 18-56 through Section 18.107 with the understanding that reference to ‘lot? in such regulations shall mean and refer to ‘building site? as defined in this Section, and reference to ‘building?? (meaning principal building) or ‘structure? (meaning principal structure) shall mean and refer to ‘building envelope? as defined under this section. In the review of conceptual site plans, site plans and engineering plans, it is recognized that it may not be feasible to precisely apply traditional definitions and measures applicable to developments proposed under, for example, the Subdivision Control Act. However, the review of plans submitted under this section shall be accomplished with the objective and intent of achieving the same results as if the improvements were being proposed pursuant to the Subdivision Control Act (aside from procedure).
c. Unchanged.
d. Prior to issuance of certificates of occupancy, the developer shall demonstrate approval by and other governmental entities having jurisdiction, and the Director of Building and Planning shall determine that all improvements have been completed in accordance with approved plans. If the director determines that a temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued prior to full completion, such a temporary certificate of occupancy may be granted for a specified period on the condition that a suitable performance guarantee, as set forth in Section 5.12.7, is provided.
e. Unchanged.
f. Unchanged.
g. Unchanged.
Except as modified herein, all other terms and conditions of this Article V, Section 5.22, shall remain unchanged.
Section 2
If one or more repealed and/or amended sections, provisions, phrases or words of this Ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases and words of this Ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this Ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section 3
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.
Section 4
This Ordinance shall be effective upon publication in the manner prescribed by law.
CERTIFICATION
It is certified that the revision to the Ordinance set forth above was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting duly called and held on the 6th day of December, 2005.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
INTRODUCED: 8/16/05
ADOPTED: 12/6/05
PUBLISHED: 9/16/05 & 12/14/05
EFFECTIVE: 12/22/05

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on December 6, 2005, the Township Board authorized a First Reading Amendment of a rezoning request from RO (Research Office) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Mixed Use Development on 29 acres (Pine Knob Corporate Center), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Clarkston Road, 08-15-451-002.
Published: December 14, 2005 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the December 6, 2005 meeting to order at 7:30p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 15, 2005.
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $972,533.65
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $957,493.30
3. Approved motion to approve Second Reading and Adoption of Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.11, Wireless Communication Facilities, Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, Section 5.22, Site Condominium
4. Approved motion to approve Second Reading of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.03.1.c ? Accessory Buildings and Structures, maximum square footage for detached garage
5. Approved motion for promotion of Renee Poole to Assistant Finance Director
6. Approved motion for permission to post position of Accounts Payable Clerk
7. Approved motion to correct CDBG Application
8. Approved motion to approve First Reading of rezoning request from RO (Research Office) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Mixed Use Development on 29 acres (Pine Knob Corporate Center), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Clarkston Road, 08-15-451-002
9. Approved motion to maintain status quo of the Pine Knob scenic easements
10. Approved motion to approve changes to changes to Stickney-McCord Agreement
11. Approved motion to approve Jacqueline Milzow Scholarship Fund
12. Approved motion to approve 2006 Board Meeting Schedule with the amending of date from July 3, 2006 to July 5, 2006.
13. Approved motion for permission to hire Lisa Sargent as Recreation Coordinator
14. Approved motion to adjourn at 10:46 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 12/14/05

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: December 20, 2005
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of December 6, 2005, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Blanket Purchase Requisition for 2006
d. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
New Business
1. Social Security Number Privacy Policy
2. Credit Card Policy
3. Parks and Recreation Budget Adjustment
4. First Reading of a PUD rezoning request from IOP (Industrial Office Park) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Self-Storage, Climate Control Storage on 7.29 Acres (Water Tower Self Storage). SE corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025, and 026
5. Safety Path Improvements at Maybee Road and Clintonville Road Intersection
6. Bid Award – Sewer Lift Station Improvements
7. On-Call Firefighters? Pension Fund
8. Non-Union salaries
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83 ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN ARTICLES OF ORDINANCE NO. 83
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section I
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.03.1.c shall be amended to read as follows:
c. Unchanged.
(1) Unchanged.
(2) Unchanged.
Parcel or Lot Area Unchanged.
Dwelling with Attached
Garage
Allowable Floor
Area (square feet),
PLUS Unchanged.
Additional area per
100 square feet of
lot area (square feet) Unchanged.
Maximum
Allowable floor area
(square feet) Unchanged.
Dwelling with
Detached Garage
Allowable floor
Area (square feet),
PLUS Unchanged.
Additional area per
100 square feet of
lot area (square
feet) Unchanged.
Maximum
Allowable floor area
(square feet) 225 s.f. 875 s.f. 1,525 s.f. 3,500 s.f. 6,000 s.f. (3) Unchanged.
Section II
If one or more repealed and/or amended sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases, and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section III
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.
Section IV
This ordinance shall be effective upon publication in the manner prescribed by law.
Certification
It is certified that the revision to the Ordinance set forth above was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting duly called and held on the 6th day of December, 2005.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
INTRODUCED: 11/15/05
ADOPTED: 12/6/05
PUBLISHED: 11/23/05 & 12/14/05
EFFECTIVE: 12/22/05

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD AGENDA January 3, 2006

7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: January 3, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of December 20, 2005, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Old Business
1. Keyholing Ordinance (For Discussion Only)
New Business
1. First Reading, Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval, American House (Independent and Assisted Living for the Elderly), Sashabaw Orchard Acres, Northwest corner at Sashabaw Road and Bow Pointe Drive, 6.7 acres, PUD Zoning, 08-27-100-030 and 031
2. Non-Union salaries
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on December 20, 2005, the Township Board authorized a First Reading Amendment of a rezoning request from IOP (Industrial Office Park) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Self-Storage, Climate Control Storage on 7.29 acres (Water Tower Self Storage), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025, and 026.
A map is in the print edition this week or can be viewed at the township office.

Published: December 28, 2005 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the December 20, 2005, meeting to order at 7:32 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Wagner
Absent: Kelly, Travis, Dunn
There was a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of December 6th Regular Meeting
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,402,557.04
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,261,616.181
3. Approved motion to adopt Social Security Number Privacy Policy
4. Approved motion to adopt Credit Card Policy, with amendments
5. Approved adjustment to Parks and Recreation budget
6. Approved First Reading of PUD Rezoning Request, Proposed Self-Storage, Climate Control Storage on 7.29 Acres (Water Tower Self Storage), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025 and 026
7. Approved Safety Path Improvements at Maybee Road and Clintonville Road Intersection
8. Approved Bid Award ? Sewer Lift Station Improvements
9. Approved Resolution for On-Call Firefighters? Pension Fund, with amendment
10. Approved motion to hire Rhett V. Grant for the position of Head of Adult Services
11. Approved motion to hire Andrea Spano for the Library position of Head of Children’s? Services
12. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 8:20 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: December 28, 2005

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on January 3, 2006, the Township Board authorized a First Reading Amendment Final PUD Site Plan Approval, American House ( Independent & Assisted Living for the Elderly), Sashabaw Orchard Acres, Northwest corner at Sashabaw Road and Bow Pointe Drive, 6.7 Acres, PUD Zoning, 08-27-100-030, and 031. Map available in office or the print edition of the Clarkston News

Published: January 11, 2006 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the January 3, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis Wenger,
Absent: Kelly, Dunn
There was a quorum.
Mr. Kelly arrived at 7:39 p.m.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of December 20th Regular Meeting
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $665,619.44
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $637,817.02
3. Approved First Reading, Amended Final PUD Site Plan, American House (Independent and Assisted Living for the elderly), Sashabaw Orchard Acres, Northwest corner at Sashabaw Road and Bow Pointe Drive, 6.7 acres, PUD Zoning, 08-27-100-030 and 031
4. Approved contract with Advance Floors for Carpeting at Senior Center and Carriage House
5. Approved motion for reappointment of Cheryl Karrick to Zoning Board of Appeals
6. Approved motion for replacement of Daniel Kelly by Larry Rosso to the Planning Commission.
7. Approved motion to enter into closed session to discuss Collective Bargaining Agreement at 8:32 p.m.
8. Approved motion to enter open session at 9:10 p.m.
9. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 9:10 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: January 11, 2006

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #05-0078 Lynn, Franklyn, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 42? VARIANCE FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY TO CONSTRUCT COVERED FRONT PORCH AND ADDITION ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Pine Knob Rd., 5.5 Acres, R-1R
08-26-200-011
Case #06-0002 Rood, Robert, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 5? AND SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 1?, PLUS VARIANCE FOR PLACEMENT IN FRONT YARD TO CONSTRUCT DETACHED GARAGE (REPLACEMENT) ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD (PREVIOUSLY GRANTED ON 08/07/02)
Meyers Rd., Lot 45, R-1A
Lake Oakland Knobs
08-34-478-021
Case #06-0003 Steele, Thomas, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR OUTDOOR STORAGE (CLARIFICATION OF PREVIOUS USE)
Dixie Highway, 1 Acre, C-3
(Formerly Michigan Rental)
08-32-226-016
Case #06-0004 Lee, John and Myrna, Petitioners
APPLICANTS REQUEST VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS WIDTH, CREATES TWO NON CONFORMING PARCELS)
Drayton Rd., Lots 106-108, R-1A
Drayton Heights Sub.
08-34-127-062
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Clerk Technical

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the January 17, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
Public Forum
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 3, 2006
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,307,653.85
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,307,486.76
3. Approved motion to separate non-union employees salary increase from elected officials? salary increase.
4. Approved motion that three elected officials meet prior to the next Board meeting, reach a suggested pay increase and present data supporting same.
5. Approved motion to accept the Supervisor’s recommended salary increase for non-union employees.
6. Approved motion to accept bid for 1983 GMC dump truck of $2,701.01 to Richard Minard.
7. Approved motion to reclassify Hugh Reid and Timothy McArthur to Maintenance Person at 2005 AFSCME Union Contract rate of $16.87 (after 1st year) and reclassify Josh Babe to Maintenance Person at the 2005 AFSCME Union Contract rate of $17.76 (after 2nd year).
8. Approved motion to promote Nedra Lambert from Clerk Tech to Secretary, with salary retroactive to January 9, 2006.
9. Approved motion to promote Jeff Morris from Recreation Specialist to non-union position of Recreation Programmer, effective immediately, with an annual rate of $40,685.00.
10. Approved motion to authorize Senior Citizen Coordinator to apply for the Specialized Services Grant for the fiscal year 2007 to receive $24,778.00.
11. Approved motion to authorize Senior Citizen Coordinator to purchase a handicap vehicle under Section 5310 of the SMART Program.
12. Approved motion to authorize Clerk to sign Letter of Engagement with Plante & Moran.
13. Approved motion to adjourn at 10:13 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: January 25, 2006

TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: February 7, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the
opportunity to address the Township Board on an
issue that is not on the agenda,limiting their
comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of January 17, 2005, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Old Business
1. Keyholing Ordinance
New Business
1.First Reading of a Rezoning Request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Multiple Family Residential), West side of Clintonville Road, North of Mann, 08-35-426-006 and 007
2. Permission to purchase new truck for Parks and Recreation
3. Softwater Village Resolution
4. Turnout Gear purchase
5. Permission to hire – Accounts Payable
6. Reclassification of Employee – Library
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the February 7, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
Opening Statements and Correspondence.
Public Forum
There is a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 17, 2006.
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $873,046.51
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $860,041.13
3. Approved motion to refer keyholing ordinance to attorney to prepare changes for first reading.
4. Approved motion to accept First Reading of a Rezoning Request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Multiple Family Residential), West side of Clintonville Road, North of Mann, 08-35-426-006 and 007
5. Approved motion to purchase 2006 GMC Sierra Truck for Parks and Recreation from Simms Chevrolet Motors for a purchase price of $25,211.00
6. Approved motion to adopt Resolution allowing Oakland County to design and construct a sewer connection from the Softwater Lake Development located in Springfield Township to Independence Township’s sanitary sewer system.
7. Approved motion to purchase Turnout Gear for Fire Department from Appolo Fire Equipment for a purchase price of $48,660.00
8. Approved motion to reclassify Faith Nelsen from Library Tech II to Clerk Technical (after 2nd year) effective immediately.
9. Approved motion to appoint Jeff McGee to Zoning Board of Appeals for a 3-year term ending December 31, 2008
10. Approved motion to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: February 15, 2006

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on February 7, 2006, the Township Board authorized a First Reading Amendment of a rezoning request, from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Multiple Family Residential), West side of Clintonville Road, North of Mann, 08-35-426-006 and 007.
Published: February 15, 2006
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: February 21, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of February 7, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Old Business
1. Elected Officials Salaries
New Business
1. Intergovernmental Fire Agreement with City of the Village of Clarkston
2. Reclassification of Employee ? Facilities and Maintenance
3. Permission to purchase Boom/Crane Truck ? DPW
4. Investment Report
5. Authorization to enter into Grant Agreement – HAVA
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

Charter Township of Independence
Is accepting bids for the sale of:
Item Miles Condition Minimum Bid
930 Chev Astro Van 93,604 Good No
92 Chev S-10 Extended 104,300 Good $350.00
93 Ford Club Wagon Van Good $400.00
93 Pontiac Sunbird 45,506 Poor No
94 Jeep Cherokee 4×4 74,950 Fair $500.00
96 Pontiac Grand Prix 66,300 Good $750.00
14? Trailer, Single Axle Good $400.00
21? Trailer, Double Axle Good $400.00
These vehicles may be inspected the Department of Public Works, 6050 Flemings Lake Road, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.
All Bids must have a check, money order or cashier’s check enclosed.
Sealed bids will be opened at the Clerk’s Office, 90 N Main, Clarkston, at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 14th, 2006. Bids will be awarded at the regular Township Board Meeting March 21, 2006.
Vehicles are sold As Is. All Sales are Final.
Independence Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

OFFICIAL NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Independence Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at the Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Review will meet at the Township Fire Station # 1 Training Room, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear year 2006 assessment appeals of value, classification and poverty on March 13, and 14, 2006 from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and on March 15, 2006 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The year 2006 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.
If you wish to appeal your assessment, it is required that you have an appointment with the Board of Review. An appointment can be made through the Assdssor’s Office at (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. If none of the posted hours are convenient for you please call the Assessor’s Office for an alternative date and time. Please use your parcel identification number when referring to your property so that your records can be quickly accessed.
Please note that taxes are levied against the TAXABLE. VALUE.
Sincerely,
David J. Kramer, ASA, CMAE3, Assessor

Charter Township of Independence
Is accepting bids for the sale of:
Item Miles Condition Minimum Bid
930 Chev Astro Van 93,604 Good No
92 Chev S-10 Extended 104,300 Good $350.00
93 Ford Club Wagon Van Good $400.00
93 Pontiac Sunbird 45,506 Poor No
94 Jeep Cherokee 4×4 74,950 Fair $500.00
96 Pontiac Grand Prix 66,300 Good $750.00
14? Trailer, Single Axle Good $400.00
21? Trailer, Double Axle Good $400.00
These vehicles may be inspected the Department of Public Works, 6050 Flemings Lake Road, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.
All Bids must have a check, money order or cashier’s check enclosed.
Sealed bids will be opened at the Clerk’s Office, 90 N Main, Clarkston, at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 14th, 2006. Bids will be awarded at the regular Township Board Meeting March 21, 2006.
Vehicles are sold As Is. All Sales are Final.
Independence Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0005 Naz Cramer, Candace, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD VARIANCE OF 2 ?? TO CONSTRUCT DECK
Wellesley Terrace, Lot 17, R-1A
Waterford Hill Manor
08-32-476-001
Case #06-0006 Fender, Robert and Kathy, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY PLUS REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 41? FOR EXISTING HOME (DUE TO CONSTRUCTION OF CUL-DE-SAC AND RECONFIGURATION OF PARCEL)
Townview, 2.73 Acres, R-1A
08-20-304-007
Case #06-0007 Dishon, Christopher, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (1ST PARCEL LACKS WIDTH AT SETBACK LINE AND SIZE
PLUS VARIANCE FOR 2ND FRONT YARD SETBACK OF 25?, 2ND PARCEL LACKS SIZE)
Meyers Rd., Lots 51-54, R-1A
Lake Oakland Knobs
08-34-478-061
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Secretary

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: March 7, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of February 21, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Old Business
1. Update from Parks and Recreation Commission ? Lohmeier
New Business
1. Presentation on the C.I.A.
2. Approval of fireworks at Clintonwood Park
3. Heavy rescues
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

OFFICIAL NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Independence Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at the Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Review will meet at the Township Fire Station # 1 Training Room, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear year 2006 assessment appeals of value, classification and poverty on March 13, and 14, 2006 from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and on March 15, 2006 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The year 2006 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.
If you wish to appeal your assessment, it is required that you have an appointment with the Board of Review. An appointment can be made through the Assdssor’s Office at (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. If none of the posted hours are convenient for you please call the Assessor’s Office for an alternative date and time. Please use your parcel identification number when referring to your property so that your records can be quickly accessed.
Please note that taxes are levied against the TAXABLE. VALUE.
Sincerely,
David J. Kramer, ASA, CMAE3, Assessor

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the February 21, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Wagner, Kelly, Travis
Absent: Dunn
There was a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of February 7, 2005, meeting
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $774,325.45
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $751,630.49
3. Approved motion to increase elected officials salary three percent
4. Approved motion to approve Independence-Clarkston Intergovernmental Fire Agreement
5. Approved motion to reclassify employee from Custodian to Laborer ? Facilities and Maintenance
6. Approved motion for purchase of Boom/Crane Truck ? DPW
7. Approved motion to retain Munder Capital as portfolio managers
8. Approved motion to affirm Investment Policy
9. Approved motion to ratify Grant Agreement – HAVA
10. Approved motion to hire Karen DeLorge for accounts payable position in Clerk’s office
11. Approved motion to hire Jennifer Yingling as Clerk in Parks and Recreations
12. Approved motion to hire Julia Meredith as Library Director
13. Approved motion to enter closed session at 8:42 p.m. to discuss legal opinion
14. Approved motion to enter into open session at 10:05 p.m.
15. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 10:05 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: March 1, 2006

OFFICIAL NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Independence Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at the Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Review will meet at the Township Fire Station # 1 Training Room, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear year 2006 assessment appeals of value, classification and poverty on March 13, and 14, 2006 from 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and on March 15, 2006 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The year 2006 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.
If you wish to appeal your assessment, it is required that you have an appointment with the Board of Review. An appointment can be made through the Assdssor’s Office at (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. If none of the posted hours are convenient for you please call the Assessor’s Office for an alternative date and time. Please use your parcel identification number when referring to your property so that your records can be quickly accessed.
Please note that taxes are levied against the TAXABLE. VALUE.
Sincerely,
David J. Kramer, ASA, CMAE3, Assessor

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the March 7, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: VanderVeen, Wenger, Wagner, Kelly, Travis
Absent: Dunn, Rosso
There was a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,093,838.37
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,090,382.14
Approval of Minutes of February 21, 2006
3. Approved motion to receive preliminary report and proceed with due diligence with the Township attorney and planner to research viability of a CIA for Sashabaw Corridor
4. Approved motion to authorize Parks and Recreation to raise funds for 4th of July fireworks with any surplus used for parade and children’s activities
5. Approved motion to purchase two heavy rescue vehicles for Fire Department
6. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 9:54 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: March 15, 2006

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD Public hearing notice ?
SITE SPECIFIC RELIEF AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION
Date: APRIL 4, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: CLARKSTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM
CLARKSTON SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION OFFICES
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, Michigan
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, on April 4, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clarkston School Board Meeting Room, Clarkston Schools Administrative Offices, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, the Independence Township Board shall conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment on the application of Orco Investments, Inc., for a Site Specific Relief Authorization under Section 5.30 of the Township Zoning Ordinance, seeking approval for a development of approximately 71.4 acres of land situated in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road).
The Properties which are the subject matter of the application are:
08-22-351-006, 08-22-351-007 (part), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011, 08-22-351-016, 08-22-351-017, 08-22-351-018, 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025, 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-057, 08-22-351-058.
The application, including a site plan, has been submitted, seeking site specific relief approval for approximately 4.81 acres of commercial development fronting on Waldon Road, and approximately 66.59 acres of residential development. The residential portion of the property is proposed to be developed with three forms of housing, as shown on the site plan: single family detached, town homes and twelve-plex units. A copy of the application is on file at the Township Building and Planning Offices, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan, for public examination during normal business hours.
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, TOWNSHIP CLERK
DATED: March ___, 2006

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: March 21, 2006

1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of March 7, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Old Business
1. Second Reading and adoption of a PUD rezoning request from IOP (Industrial Office Park) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Self-Storage, Climate Control Storage on 7.29 Acres (Water Tower Self Storage). SE corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025, and 026
New Business
1. First Reading of an Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance #83 ? New Keyholing Ordinance
2. First Reading of a rezoning request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), 12 acres, South of Clarkston Road and West of Sashabaw Road, 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Road), and 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Road)
3. Bid Awards for Township Vehicles
4. Acceptance of a bid to finance the purchase of fire trucks
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
TOWNSHIP BOARD
Public hearing notice ?
SITE SPECIFIC RELIEF
AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION
Date: APRIL 4, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: CLARKSTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM
CLARKSTON SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION OFFICES
6389 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, Michigan
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, on April 4, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clarkston School Board Meeting Room, Clarkston Schools Administrative Offices, 6389 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, the Independence Township Board shall conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment on the application of Orco Investments, Inc., for a Site Specific Relief Authorization under Section 5.30 of the Township Zoning Ordinance, seeking approval for a development of approximately 71.4 acres of land situated in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road).
The Properties which are the subject matter of the application are:
08-22-351-006, 08-22-351-007 (part), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011, 08-22-351-016, 08-22-351-017, 08-22-351-018, 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025, 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-057, 08-22-351-058.
The application, including a site plan, has been submitted, seeking site specific relief approval for approximately 4.81 acres of commercial development fronting on Waldon Road, and approximately 66.59 acres of residential development. The residential portion of the property is proposed to be developed with three forms of housing, as shown on the site plan: single family detached, town homes and twelve-plex units. A copy of the application is on file at the Township Building and Planning Offices, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan, for public examination during normal business hours.
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, TOWNSHIP CLERK
DATED: March ___, 2006

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the March 21, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: VanderVeen, Wenger, Wagner, Kelly, Travis, Dunn, Rosso
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $573,270.05
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $560,285.05
Approval of Minutes of March 7, 2006
3. Approved motion to adopt a policy that should the Township Attorney represent a client in business before the Township, they must secure a waiver by majority vote, publicly, of the Township Board
4. Approved motion of Second Reading and adoption of a PUD rezoning request from IOP (Industrial Office Park) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) Proposed Self-Storage, Climate Control Storage on 7.279 Acres (Water Tower Self Storage), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025 and 025
5. Approved motion to approve First Reading of a rezoning request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), 12 acres, South of Clarkston Road and West of Sashabaw Road, 08-15-351-003 (5879 Clarkston Road), and 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Road)
6. Approved motion for bid awards for sale of township vehicles
7. Approved acceptance of bid from LaSalle Bank to finance the purchase of fire rescue vehicles
8. Approve motion to go into closed session to discuss legal opinion at 8:25 p.m.
9. Approved motion to enter into open session at 9:46 p.m.
10. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 9:46 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: March 29, 2006

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a Regular meeting of the Township Board held on March 21, 2006, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of a Rezoning Request from IOP (Industrial Office Park) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Self-Storage, Climate Control Storage on 7.29 Acres (Water Tower Self Storage), S.E. corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025 and 026, as follows:

The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Rosso, supported by Dunn; the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Kelly, Rosso, Travis, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn. Nays: None. Absent: None. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Published: March 29, 2006
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
CLARKSTON SCHOOL
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING*
6389 CLARKSTON ROAD
Date: April 4, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of March 21, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing
1. Application of Orco Investments for development of approximately 71 acres of land at the corner of I-75 and Sashabaw Road
New Business
1. Resolution – Goose Round-up on Greens Lake and Lester Lake
2. 2006 Road Chloride Program
3. Oakland County Gravel Program
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
*PLEASE NOTE ALTERNATE LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on March 21, 2006, the Township Board authorized a First Reading of a rezoning request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), 12 acres, South of Clarkston Road and West of Sashabaw Road, 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Road) and 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Road), as follows:

Published: March 29, 2006
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: April 118, 2006
. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of April 4, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
New Business
1. Salary review ? Library employee
2. Replacement of heating and cooling system at Library
3. Water Capital Improvement Update and Additions
4. DPW vehicle purchase
5. Resolution for MERS for On-call Firefighters
6. Ballot language for Police Millage
7. Ballot language for Library Millage
8. Ballot language for Park and Recreation ? Bond/Millage proposition for Township Adult Activity Center
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the April 4, 2006, meeting to order at 7:38 p.m., at the Clarkston School Board Administration Room.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: VanderVeen, Wenger, Wagner, Travis, Dunn, Rosso
Absent: Kelly
There was a quorum.
Mr. Kelly arrived at 7:40 p.m.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more that three minutes. No one spoke.
3. Approved the Agenda, as submitted
4. Approved the Consent Agenda
a. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $987,766.65
b. Purchase Orders in the amount of $986,928.42
c. Minutes of March 21, 2006
d. Resolution for Goose Round-up on Greens Lake and Lester Lake
5. Approved motion to close public hearing no later than 10:00 p.m.
6. Public hearing was opened at 7:44 p.m.
7. Closed public hearing at 10:10 p.m.
8. Approved motion for 2006 Chloride Program with Road Maintenance Corp. at $.075 per foot
9. Approved motion for funding of Oakland County Gravel Program for 21AA Gravel at $12.00 per ton
10. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 10:30 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 4/12/06

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83. ORDINANCE GRANTING TOP NOTCH MANAGEMENT PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
(Text and Map Amendment to Zoning Ordinance)
An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 83, as amended, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, for the purpose of classifying certain property situated in Section 27 of the Township to PUD, Planned Unit Development, in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance, and to provide regulations for the development and use of such property.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section One of Ordinance
The approximately 7.31 acres of property in Section 27 of the Charter Township of Independence, known as Parcels 08-27-201-024, 08-27-201-025, 08-27-201-007 and 08-27-201-206 and more particularly described on the attached legal description (the ‘Property?), is hereby reclassified in the Zoning Ordinance and on the Zoning Map, from IOP (Industrial Office Park) to PUD, Planned Unit Development, subject to and in accordance with this amendatory ordinance.
Section Two of Ordinance
This amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is granted subject to, and all development and use of the Property shall be under and in accordance with, the following:
1. Article XXV of the Independence Township Zoning Ordinance as amended.
2. The Site Plans for the Water Tower Self Storage Planned Unit Development, as revised to date, and only as approved by the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees on the date of adoption of this Ordinance Amendment by the Independence Township Board.
3. The Development Agreement for the Water Tower Self Storage Planned Unit Development.
4. Any and all conditions of the approval of the Independence Township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission pertaining to the Water Tower Self Storage Planned Unit Development as reflected in the official minutes of such meetings.
5. All applicable Independence Township ordinances.
6. Recordation with the Oakland County Register of Deeds Office of an Affidavit by the owner of the Property prior to the sale or lease of any portion of the Property and specifying the date of approval of the Planned Unit Development and declaring that all future development of the property has been authorized, restricted and required to be carried out in accordance with this Ordinance.
Section 3 of Ordinance
Amended only as specified in this Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 4 of Ordinance
The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days from the date of publication, unless a notice of intent to file a petition requesting submission of this Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors is filed within seven (7) days of publication. If the notice of intent is filed within seven (7) days of publication, the Ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days from the date of publication, unless a petition determined to be adequate by the Township Clerk is filed within thirty (30) days of publication. If an adequate petition is filed within thirty (30) days of publication, the Ordinance shall be submitted to a vote of the Township electors, and if approved, the effective date of the Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors shall be deemed adequate by the Township Clerk if it is signed by a number of registered electors residing in the portion of the Township outside the limits of cities and villages equal to not less than ten (10%) percent of the total vote cast for all candidates for governor at the last preceding general election at which a governor was elected.
CERTIFICATION
It is certified that the foregoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence on the 21st day of March, 2006.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
INTRODUCED: 12/20/05
ADOPTED: 3/21/06
EFFECTIVE: 4/20/06
PUBLISHED: 4/12/06
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
EXHIBIT A
Phase I description
Part of the northwest 1/4 of the northeast 1/4 of section 27, t-4-n, r-9-e, independence township, oakland county, michigan, described as beginning at a point located s 01?41?28″ e 455. 00 ft along the north-south 1/4 line and n 87?47?32″ e 318.87 ft from the n 1/4 corner of section 27, t-4-n, r-9-e; th n 87?47?32″ e 15.78 ft; th n 85?06?55″ e 436.69 ft; th s 01?51?01″ e 385.10 ft; th s 87?24?17″ w 452.91 ft; th n 01?41?28″ w 367.77 ft to the point of beginning. Containing 3.93 acres.
Phase II description
Part of the northwest 1/4 of the northeast 1/4 of section 27, t-4-n, r-9-e, independence township, oakland county, michigan, described as beginning at a point located s 01?41?28″ e 395.00 ft along the north-south 1/4 line and n 87?47?32″ e 333.00 ft and n 85?10?50. E 438.96 ft and s 01?44?50. E 60.00 ft from the n 1/4 corner of section 27, t-4-n, r-9-e; th n 87?47?32″ e 362.00 ft; th s 52?33?00″ e 49.04 ft; th s 01?44?50″ e 273.37 ft; th s 87?30?30″ w 80.00 ft; th s 01?44?50. E 80.00 ft; th s 87?30?30″ w 320.00 ft; th n 01?44?50. W 386.11 ft to the point of beginning. Containing 3.38 acres.
Also including an easement with others for ingress & egress, and public utilities, over and across a strip of land 60 feet in width described as beginning at a point on the north-south 1/4 line of said section 27, located s 01?41?28″ e 395.00 ft from the north 1/4 corner of section 27, t-4-n, r-9-e; th n 87?47?32″ e 333.00 ft; th n 85?10?50″ e 438.96 ft; th s 01?44?50. E 60.08 ft; th s 85?10?50″ w 437.11 ft; th s 87?47?32″ w 334.91 ft to a point on the north-south 1/4 line of section 27; th along said north-south 1/4 line n 01 ?41′ 28″ w 60.00 ft to the point of beginning.

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
CLARKSTON SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING*
6389 CLARKSTON ROAD
Date: May 3, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of April 18, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Reappointment to Safety Path
Public Hearing
1. Application of Orco Investments for development of approximately 71 acres of land at the corner of I-75 and Sashabaw Road
New Business
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
*PLEASE NOTE ALTERNATE LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mrs. VanderVeen called the April 18, 2006, meeting to order at 7:35 p.m., at the Independence Township Public Library. Due to the Supervisor’s absence, and there being no objection, Mr. Travis chaired the meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Dunn, Rosso, Kelly
Absent: Wagner
There was a quorum.
1. Approved the Agenda, as amended
2. Approved the Consent Agenda
a. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $676,243.54
b. Purchase Orders in the amount of $676,131.78
c. Minutes of April 4, 2006
d. Approval of Liquor License for Pine Knob Wine Shoppe
3. Approved motion to approve salary increase of 4% for library employee, Tracy Malek, retroactive to January 1, 2006
4. Approved motion to purchase heating and cooling rooftop units for Library with Nichols Heating and Cooling, for a total cost of $59,389.00, with a budget adjustment after receipt of insurance proceeds
5. Approved motion to purchase 2006 GMC vehicle for DPW from Graff Truck Center of Flint at a cost of $36,636.00
6. Approved ballot language for Police Millage
7. Approved ballot language for Library Millage
8. Approved motion to table rescission of employee manual
9. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 8:08 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following case:
Case #06-0014 Olafsson, Thor & Glenida, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS FRONTAGE)
Clarkston Rd., 9.97 Acres, R-1A
08-14-326-002
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Secretary

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: May 16, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of May 3, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Update from David Lohmeier – Parks and Recreation/Senior Center millage
2. Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Multiple Family Residential), West side of Clintonville Road, North of Mann, 08-35-426-006 and 007
3. Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), 12 acres, South of Clarkston Road and West of Sashabaw Road, 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Road) and 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Road)
New Business
1. Resolution ? CIA Bill
2. Sashabaw Road Update
3. Community Wastewater Utility Systems
4. First Reading of a rezoning request from R1A (Single Family Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), proposed residential development on 79.97 acres (Steeple Chase), NE Section of Clintonville and Mann Roads, 08-36-300-006, 008, 010, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 020, 021, 025 and 026
5. Resolution for MERS for On-Call Firefighters
6. Opticom Traffic Control System
7. ISO Rating Consultants
8. Salary review for Library employee
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the May 3, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Clarkston School Administration Building.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
Public Forum opened at 7:35 p.m. and closed at 7:37 p.m.
The Public Hearing on the application of Orco Investments for development of approximately 71 acres of land at the corner of I-75 and Sashabaw Road at 7:38 p.m.
Applicant orally withdrew their application.
1. Approval of the Agenda
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda, as amended:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 18, 2006.
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $410,123.61
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $409,898.61
3. The Public Hearing on the application of Orco Investments for development of approximately 71 acres of land at the corner of I-75 and Sashabaw Road opened at 7:38 p.m. Applicant orally withdrew the application. Public Hearing closed at 8:22 p.m.
4. Approved motion to set a continued hearing date on the Application of Orco Investments for June 20, 2006
5 Approved motion to adjourn at 8:24 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: May 10, 2006

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on May 16, 2006, the Township Board authorized a First Reading Amendment of a rezoning request, from R1A (Single Family Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), proposed residential development on 79.97 acres (Steeple Chase), NE Section of Clintonville and Mann Roads, 08-36-300-006, 008, 010, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 020, 021, 025 and 026
Published: May 24, 2006 Shelagh VanderVeen
TownshipClerk

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a Regular meeting of the Township Board held on May 16, 2006, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of a Rezoning Request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), 12 acres, South of Clarkston Road and West of Sashabaw Road, 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Road) and 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Road.

The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Travis, supported by Kelly; the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Kelly, Rosso, Travis, Wenger, Wagner. Nays: None. Absent: VanderVeen, Dunn. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Published: 5/24/06 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the May 16, 2006, meeting to order at 7:31 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Kelly, Rosso, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Heenan (for VanderVeen)
Absent: VanderVeen, Dunn
There was a quorum.
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 3, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,157,792.79
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,137,896.65
3. Approved motion that the Township Board commit to provide the information necessary to the Parks and Recreation Commission to move ahead for the initiative for ballot presentation regarding the Senior Center millage in the November General Election
4. Approved motion for the Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Multiple Family Residential), West side of Clintonville Road, North of Mann, 08-35-426-006 and 007
5. Approved motion for the Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), 12 acres, South of Clarkston Road and West of Sashabaw Road, 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Road) and 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Road)
6. Approved motion to allow live music at the Waterford Hills Road Racing for a special event on a probationary basis with a subsequent follow-up report from Building and Planning regarding the sound levels
7. Approved motion to conduct a traffic study along the Sashabaw Corridor for an amount not to exceed $5,000.00
8. Approved motion to adopt the Resolution to approve the CIA for the Sashabaw Corridor and set the public meeting for June 20, 2006
9. Approved motion for the First Reading of a rezoning request from R1A (Single Family Residential) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), proposed residential development on 79.97 acres (Steeple Chase), NE Section of Clintonville and Mann Roads, 08-36-300-006, 008, 010, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 020, 021, 025 and 026
10. Approved motion to approve the Opticom System for the Fire Department with a budget adjustment to be determined
11. Approved motion to have the Supervisor and Clerk sign the Agreement with the Road Commission for Oakland County for the Opticom System
12. Approved motion to contract Rural Water Supply Systems, Inc. to prepare the Fire Department for an ISO review, at an amount not to exceed $7,500.00, plus travel, lodging and meals for the consultants
13. Approved motion to approve the Resolution of the Board involving the ISO study in going toward the ISO rating
14. Approved motion to increase the salary of Head of Circulation/Information Technology Manager, Donald McGaw, Jr., by $1,000.00, to an annual salary of $41,000.00, retroactive to May 1, 2006
15. Approved motion to apply for a grant with the State of Michigan for accessible voting systems
16. Approved motion to adjourn at 10:23 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 5/24/06

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0016 Nanney, Donald, DDS, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 9? HEIGHT VARIANCE FOR GROUND SIGN (REPLACEMENT)
S. Main Street, C2
Clarkston Professional Center
08-29-453-003
Case #06-0017 Langefeld, Howard, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS HEIGHT VARIANCE OF 4? TO CONSTRUCT POLE BARN
Pine Knob Rd., 10.12 Acres, R-1C
08-23-126-005
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Nedra L. Lambert
Secretary

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a Regular meeting of the Township Board held on May 16, 2006, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of a Rezoning Request from R1R (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Multiple Family Residential), West side of Clintonville Road, North of Mann, 08-35-426-006 and 007.

The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Rosso, supported by Kelly, the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Kelly, Rosso, Travis, Wenger, Wagner. Nays: None. Absent: VanderVeen, Dunn. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Published: 5/24/06 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of the Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48346, to consider the establishment of a Corridor Improvement Authority in accordance with Public Act 280 of 2005. The proposed boundaries of the Corridor Improvement Authority Development area are depicted in a map in the print edition or at the township office.

The Board will hear comments from citizens, taxpayers or property owners and officials from any affected taxing jurisdiction. No action will be taken. Any further information regarding the above Public Hearing may be obtained at the Township Clerk’s Office during regular office house 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at (248) 625-5111.
Shelagh Vanderveen, CLERK

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0018 Mayo, Jeffrey, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 7? SIDE YARD VARIANCE, 7? REAR YARD VARIANCE AND 152? SIZE VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
Frankwill, Lot 4, R-1A
Waterford-Drayton Sub
08-34-127-021
Case #06-0019 Nelson, Rick, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS WIDTH AND SIDE YARD SETBACKS CREATING TWO NON CONFORMING LOTS)
Waterford Rd, Lot 118 and 119, R-1A
Townsend’s Sub
08-33-357-018
Case #06-0020 Cornwall, Bryan, Rick, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR OUTSIDE EXERCISE AREAS (RUNS OR PENS)
Sashabaw Rd., 1.09 Acres, OS-2
Advanced Petcare
08-27-201-023
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Independence Township Building Department during regular hours each day, Monday through Friday until the date of the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen
Clerk

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: June 6, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of May 16, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from RO (Research Office) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Mixed Use Development on 29 acres (Pine Knob Corporate Center), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Clarkston Road, 08-15-451-002
New Business
1. MMRMA Insurance Renewal
2. Consideration for restoring part or all of previous cuts to annual support to the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance program.
3. Update regarding Library projects
4. Request for employee reclassification ? Building Department.
5. RFP for Township Legal Services
Closed Session for Collective Bargaining Agreement
Closed Session for Legal Opinion
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a Regular meeting of the Township Board held on June 6, 2006, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of a rezoning request from RO (ResearchOffice) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Mixed Use Development on 29acres (Pine Knob Corporate Center), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Clarkston Road,08-15-451-002. (Map available in this week’s print edition or at the Township offices.)
The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Travis, supported by Kelly; thevote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Kelly, Rosso, Travis, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn,VanderVeen. Nays: None. The motion carried.The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Published: 6/14/06
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the June 6, 2006, meeting to order at 7:33 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
Opening Statements and Correspondence
Public Forum opened at 7:35 p.m. and closed at 7:42 p.m.
1.Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2.Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 16, 2006
Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $990,935.09
Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $980,188.27
3.Approved motion to accept and adopt Second Reading of a rezoning request from RO (Research Office) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), Proposed Mixed Use Development on 29 acres (Pine Knob Corporate Center), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Clarkston Road, 08-15-451-002
4.Approved motion to renew Michigan Municipal Risk Management Association liability insurance for Independence Township
5.Approved motion to promote Scott Lenhart to Building Inspector I
6.Approved motion for publication of Request for Proposal (RFP) for Township Legal Services
7.Approved motion to enter into closed session to discuss Legal Opinion at 8:26 p.m.
8.Approved motion to enter into open session at 8:52 p.m.
9.Approved motion to table discussion of Carlisle/Wortman’s recommendations on rezoning
10.Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 8:53 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: June 20, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agend
a. Approval of Minutes of June 6, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing
1. Application of Orco Investments for development of approximately 71 acres of land at the corner of I-75 and Sashabaw Road
2. Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority discussion
New Business
1. Paving of Deerwood Subdivision
2. Liquor License Approval ? Hamlin Pub
3. Discussion of Carlisle/Wortman’s recommendations on rezoning
4. Approval of Audit
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the June 20, 2006, meeting to order at 7:33 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Travis, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
Opening Statements and Correspondence
1. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
2. Public Forum opened at 7:37 p.m. and closed at 7:37 p.m.
3. Presentation of Plante & Moran 2005 audit
4. Approved motion to untable Application of Orco
5 Approved motion to accept withdrawal of Orco Investment Site Specific Proposal
6. Public Hearing of Orco Investments for development of approximately 71 acres of land at the corner of I-75 and Sashabaw Road opened at 8:08 p.m. and closed at 8:08 p.m.
7. Presentation of Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority by Carlisle/Wortman and Hubbell, Roth & Clark
8. Public Hearing of Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority closed at 9:07 p.m.
9. Approval of the Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 6, 2006
b. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,043,662.26
c. Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,023,485.62
10. Approved motion to accept Plante & Moran 2005 Audit
11. Approved motion for Independence Township to contribute 5% of construction costs for Deerwood paving
12. Approved motion for approval of liquor license transfer to Hamlin Pub
13. Approved motion to send recommendation for a modification of the Township initiated proposal to Planning Commission for a report, to be completed for the July 5, 2006, Board Meeting
14. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 9:50 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 6/28/06

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: July 5, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address he Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of June 20, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Contract Renewal for Cross Connection Inspections
New Business
1. Liquor License Transfer ? Mesquite Creek/Andiamo
2. First Reading of proposed rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-2 (Planned Shopping Center) and C-3 (Highway Commercial), Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road), Orco Investments, 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025 (5955 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-007 (5961 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-006 (6750 Walters Road), 08-22-351-018 (5870 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-017 (5890 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-057 (6660 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-016 (5860 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011 (6730 Walters Road), 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058 (5920 Waldon Road)
3. First Reading of Township initiated rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Local Commercial), C-2 (Planned Shopping Center), OS-1 (Office Service One), OS-2 (Office Service Two), R-2 (Multiple Family), Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road), 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025 (5955 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-007 (5961 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-006 (6750 Walters Road), 08-22-351-018 (5870 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-017 (5890 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-057 (6660 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-016 (5860 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011 (6730 Walters Road), 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058 (5920 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-024 (5951 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-022 (5800 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-023, and from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to OS-1 (Office Service One), Approximately three acres of land situated on the south side of Waldon Road, approximately 1,500 feet west of Sashabaw Road, 08-27-100-032 (5925 Waldon Road), 08-27-100-033 (5915 Waldon Road), and 08-27-100-034 (5905 Waldon Road)
4. First Reading of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, Subsection 4b1, Procedures for Submission and Review of Application
5. First Reading of a rezoning request from REC (Recreation) to R-1A/PRO (Single Family Residential/Planned Rezoning Overlay), 18.37 acres, 4819 Edgewood Drive (Mary Sue Avenue), American Legion Chief Pontiac, Post 377, 08-35-351-012
6. Clinton-Oakland Sanitary Sewer rate increase
7. Water Capital Improvement Progress Report ? Budget Amendment
8. Sashabaw Town Center Park
9. Senior Center millage discussion
10. Reclassification of employee ? Clerk’s Office
11. Salary increase for Assistant Finance Director
12. Permission to post position ? Library
13. Request to purchase CCTV
14. Consideration for restoring Township sponsorship for the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Program
15. ZBA Alternate Appointment
16. Appointment to Safety Path Committee
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006, FOR
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP
To the qualified electors of the Township of Independence, County of Oakland, State of Michigan.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE WILL BE OPEN:
MONDAY, JULY 10, 2006
FROM 8:00 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 AUGUST 8, 2006, PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF INDEPENDENCE 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 PROPOSALS:
LIBRARY MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSITION
POLICE MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSITION
Full text of the proposals may be obtained from:
Shelagh VanderVeen
Independence Township Clerk’s Office
90 North Main Street
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111

PUBLIC NOTICE
Consumer Confidence Report with 2005 Water Quality Results was mailed June 23rd, 2006 to all water customers. If you do not receive your copy, you can pick one up at the Department of Public Works, 6050 Flemings Lake Road. Normal business hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Charter Township of Independence

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0021 Quinlan, Peter, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 28? FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO CONSTRUCT COVERED FRONT PORCH AND GARAGE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
9727 Hadley Rd., 1.13 Acres, R-1C
08-05-476-010
Case #06-0022 MacGillis, Steve, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 2? HEIGHT VARIANCE FOR FENCE (ALREADY EXISTS) WITHIN FRONT YARD SETBACK ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
4126 Meyers Rd., Lots 15 & 16, R-1A
Lake Oakland Knobs
08-34-478-053
Case #06-0023 Tech Express Corp., Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 10? REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE FOR GAS STATION/CONVENIENCE STORE ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
Clark Gas Station
4951 Sashabaw Rd., Pt. of Lot 21, MS
Pelton Heights Sub
08-34-326-013
Case #06-0024 Hambley Holdings, LLC, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR WIDTH TO DEPTH RATIO FOR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
American Legion
Oak Park Dr./Mary Sue Ave., Parcel A, REC/R-1A/PRO
08-35-351-012
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on July 5, 2006, the Township Board authorized a First Reading Amendment of a rezoning request from REC (Recreational) to R-1A/PRO (Single Family Residential/Planned Rezoning Overlay), 18.37 acres, 4819 Edgewood Drive (Mary Sue Avenue), American Legion Chief Pontiac Post 377, 08-35-351-012. Maps available at the township office or in this week’s edition of the Clarkstson News.
Published: 7/12/06 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on July 5, 2006, the Township Board authorized a First Reading of a rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Local Commercial), C-2 (Planned Shopping Center), OS-1 (Office Service One), OS-2 (Office Service Two), R-2 (Multiple Family), Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road), 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025 (5955 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-007 (5961 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-006 (6750 Walters Road), 08-22-351-018 (5870 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-017 (5890 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-057 (6660 Walters Road), 08-22-351-016 (5860 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011 (6730 Walters Road), 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058 (5920 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-024 (5951 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-022 (5800 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-023, and from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to OS-1 (Office Service One), Approximately three acres of land situated on the south side of Waldon Road, approximately 1,500 feet west of Sashabaw Road, 08-27-100-032 (5925 Waldon Road), 08-27-100-033 (5915 Waldon Road), and 08-27-100-034 (5905 Waldon Road). Maps available at the township office or in this week’s print edition of The Clarkston News.
Published: 7/12/06 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the July 5, 2006, meeting to order at 7:33 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn, Kelly
Absent: Travis
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:37 p.m. and closed at 7:37 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 20, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,034,476.95
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,023,835.83
5. Approved motion for approval of liquor license transfer to Andiamo of Clarkston LLC
6. Denial of First Reading of proposed rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-2 Planned Shopping Center) and C-3 (Highway Commercial), Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road, (north of Waldon Road), Orco Investments
7. Approved First Reading of Township initiated rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Local Commercial), C-2 (Planned Shopping Center), OS-1 (Office Service One) OS-2 (Office Service Two), R-2 (Multiple Family) Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road)
8. Approved First Reading of Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.12 Site Plan Review, Subsection 4b1, Procedures for Submission and Review of application
9. Approved First Reading of a rezoning request from REC (Recreation) to R-1A/PRO (Single Family Residential/Planned Rezoning Overlay) 18.37 acres, 4819 Edgewood Drive (Mary Sue Avenue), American Legion Chief Pontiac, Post 377
10. Approved motion approve concept of property swap for a passive pocket park and authorization to prepare a design plan at a cost not to exceed $3,500.00
11. Approved reclassification of Karen DeLorge from Clerk to Clerk Technical
12. Approved salary adjustment for Renee Poole, Assistant Finance Director
13. Approved motion to create and post for a full-time Custodial position at Independence Township Library
14. Approved motion to consider a budget adjustment for restoring sponsorship of CAYA
15. Approved ZBA alternate appointment of Joseph Lawrence
16. Approved Safety Path Committee appointment of Dale Massey and reappointment of Paul Klemm and Larry Rosso
17. Approved motion to enter into closed session ? IAFF Contract at 9:47 p.m.
18. Approved motion to enter into open session at 10:17 p.m.
19. Approved motion to accept IAFF Contract for 2006-2007.
20. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 10:19 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 7/12/06

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0025 Olson, Randy, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS FRONTAGE, REQUIRES SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE, WIDTH-TO-DEPTH RATIO)
5491 Maybee Rd., 2 Acres, R-1A
08-35-101-001
Case #06-0026 Mazza, Eugene, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 20? SIDE YARD VARIANCE, PLUS 2? HEIGHT VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
9348 Ellis Rd., 3.15 Acres, R-1R
08-07-100-024
Case #06-0027 Kapelanski, Gary, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 2?6? SIDE YARD VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT BASEMENT (UNDER EXISTING HOME) ON NON CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
4550 Clinton, Lot 9, R-1A
Oakland Ridge Sub
08-34-452-013
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARy
Date: July 18, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of July 5, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Approval of Thomas Patti Rezoning Request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential)
New Business
1. Oakland Wireless
2. Permission to advertise for Operation Specialist II
3. Clinton-Oakland Sanitary Sewer rate increase
4. Water Capital Improvement Progress Report ? Budget Amendment
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on July 5, 2006, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees authorized a First Reading of a text Amendment to certain Articles of Ordinance No. 83, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, for the purpose of requiring that building elevations are submitted with a conceptual site plan. A full copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk’s Office for public review and inspection. The following is the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment:
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section I
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.12.4.b shall be amended as follows:
b. Conceptual and Final Site Plan Approval. The procedure for processing the site plan includes two (2) phases:
1. The first phase is called conceptual approval, the intent of which is to present a site plan to the Planning Commission for initial review and approval of the overall concept of the development. A conceptual site plan shall contain all information required under Section 5.12.2, except that a detailed landscape plan, and utility information shall not be required at this state of review. Wherein the applicant intends to request variances from the Zoning Ordinance from the Zoning Board of Appeals, conceptual approval by the Planning Commission shall be conditional upon favorable action on any variance requested by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
2. Unchanged.
Section II
Contains severance clause.
Section III
Contains savings clause.
Section IV
Contains effective date.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, TOWNSHIP CLERK
Published: July 12, 2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Accuracy Test
The Charter Township of Independence announces a Public Accuracy testing of the computer program for the Election on August 8, 2006.
The testing will be held on July 25, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Independence Township Supervisor’s Conference Room, 90 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI.
Published: 7/19/06 Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Charter Township of Independence

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the July 18, 2006, meeting to order at 7:32 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Kelly
Absent: Dunn
Mr. Travis arrived at 7:34 p.m.
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:34 p.m. and closed at 7:34 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 5, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $887,726.70
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $864,719.47
5. Approved motion to enter into Wireless Oakland Agreement between Oakland County and Independence Township
6. Approved motion to approve application for Haunted Forest in Independence Township on October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 & 26-30, 2006
7. Approved motion to approve the request to advertise for an Operation Specialist II at a hire rate of $20.53 per hour plus benefits and approval of the budget increase in water account 591-000-706-000 for $25,000.00
8. Approved motion to approve User Rate Increase to the Township’s sanitary sewer usage rate of $61.50/quarterly, effective July 15, 2006 and approval of the Industrial Waste Control charges as outlined in the Oakland County Drain Commissioner’s letter dated July 6, 2006, and approval for a budget increase amendment of $38,000 in expenditures and $49,000 in revenues
9. Approved motion to approve additional work needed to complete the Water Capital Improvement Project, as outlined in the report ‘Cost Analysis of Construction? prepared by HRC, at a cost not to exceed $300,000.00 and approval of a budget increase of $300,000.00 in the 591-556-890-001 (Water Capital Improvements), the increase will come out of the retained earnings from the Water Fund
10. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:06 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: July 26, 2006

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: August 1, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of July 18, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Approval of the Thomas Patti Rezoning Request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), Maybee, East of Clintonville Road, #08-25-200-024, 025, 026
New Business
1. Permission to Hire ? Library
2. Presentation by the Parks and Recreation Commission
Closed Session to discuss Real Estate
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

NOTICE OF ELECTION ? PRIMARY ELECTION AUGUST 8, 2006
IN
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Primary Election will be held in
Charter Township of Independence
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2006
THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. UNTIL 8:00 P.M.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
PRECINCT NUMBERS POLLING LOCATION
Precincts 1 and 3 Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
6805 Bluegrass Drive
Precincts 2 and 6 North Sashabaw Elementary
5290 Maybee Road
Precinct 4 Free Methodist Church 5482 Winell @ Maybee Road
Precincts 5 and 14 Pine Knob Elementary 6020 Sashabaw Road
Precinct 7 Independence Elementary
6850 Hubbard Road
Precincts 8 and 9 Clarkston Elementary
6595 Waldon Road
Precinct 10 Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road
Precinct 11 First Congregational Church
5449 Clarkston Road
Precincts 12 and 15 Bailey Lake Elementary
8051 Pine Knob Road
Precinct 13 Maranatha Baptist Church 5790 Flemings Lake Road
FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
STATE: GOVERNOR
CONGRESSIONAL: UNITED STATES SENATOR, REPRESENTATIVE 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 PROPOSALS:
POLICE MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSITION
LIBRARY MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSITION
Full text of the ballot proposals AND Absentee Ballots may be requested from:
Independence Township Clerk’s Office
90 North Main Street
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111 x 233
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
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 July 19, 2006, 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 Independence, in said County, is as follows:
LOCAL UNIT VOTED INCREASE YEARS INCREASE EFFECTIVE

Township of Independence None

Clarkston Community Schools 19.2491 2006 – 2015
(Non-Homestead)
Lake Orion Community Schools 18.00 2005 -2014 Incl.
(Non-Homestead)
2.25 2006 ? 2014 Incl.
Waterford School District 18.00 2004 – 2013 Incl.
County School District Of
Oakland County 3.6483 Unlimited
County of Oakland .25 2002 to 2011 Incl.
Oakland Community College 1.00 Unlimited
.80 2002 to 2011 Incl.
Dated: July 19, 2006
Patrick M. Dohany, Treasurer
Oakland County
Published: 7/26/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-015
TEXT AMENDMENTS TO
ZONING ORDINANCE #83
Amend Sec. 5.16. Outdoor storage,
outdoor display, and sales and seasonal sales.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh Vanderveen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-013
TEXT AMENDMENTS TO
ZONING ORDINANCE #83
Revise Article XXXII. Board of Appeals
Section 32.02. Meetings; minutes; quorum.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD
AGENDA
7:30 p.m.
TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
Date: August 15, 2006
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of August 1, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval of two invoices over $10,000.00
e. Adjustment to Senior budget
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval, American House (Independent & Assisted Living for the Elderly), Sashabaw Orchard Acres, Northwest corner at Sashabaw and Bow Pointe Drive, 6.7 acres, PUD Zoning, 08-27-100-030 and 031
2. Second Reading and Adoption of Township initiated rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Local Commercial), C-2 (Planned Shopping Center), OS-1 (Office Service One), OS-2 (Office Service Two), R-2 (Multiple Family), Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road), 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025 (5955 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-007 (5961 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-006 (6750 Walters Road), 08-22-351-018 (5870 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-017 (5890 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-057 (6660 Walters Road), 08-22-351-016 (5860 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011 (6730 Walters Road), 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058 (5920 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-024 (5951 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-022 (5800 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-023, and from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to OS-1 (Office Service One), Approximately three acres of land situated on the south side of Waldon Road, approximately 1,500 feet west of Sashabaw Road, 08-27-100-032 (5925 Waldon Road), 08-27-100-033 (5915 Waldon Road), and 08-27-100-034 (5905 Waldon Road)
New Business
1. Amendment to the Utilities Ordinance
2. Christmas Light Festival at DTE
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At Regular meetings of the Township Board held on March 1, 2005, and August 9, 2006, the Board authorized a Second Reading and Adoption of the Thomas Patti Rezoning Request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), Maybee, East of Clintonville Road, 08-25-200-024, 025 and 026.

The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Wenger, supported by Rosso; the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Kelly, Rosso, Wenger, Wagner, VanderVeen. Nays: None. Absent: Travis, Dunn. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective immediately upon publication.
Published: 8/16/06 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0028 Williams, Ward, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 38? TO CONSTRUCT COVERED FRONT PORCH (CONSTRUCTION STARTED) ON NON- CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
8783 Beachwood Ave., Lots 15-17, R-1A
Sunny Beach Country Club
08-12-333-025
Case#06-0029 Loetzner, Peter, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 30?, 2ND FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 28? AND REAR YARD (LAKE) SETBACK VARIANCE OF 35? TO RE-BUILD HOME ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
8620 Sequoyah Ct., Lots 1-3 and part of Club Ground Park, R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club
08-12-356-053
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the August 9, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Kelly
Absent: Dunn, Travis
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as submitted
3. Public Forum opened at 7:40 p.m., and closed at 7:40 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 18, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $674,606.43
5. Approved motion for Second Reading of the Thomas Patti Rezoning Request from R-1R (Rural Residential) to R-1B (Suburban Residential), Maybee, East of Clintonville Road, #08-25-200-024, 025, 026
6. Approved Motion to hire Arlene Weber as Full-Time Custodian of the Library with a start date of 8/21/06 at the contract rate of $13.05 per hour and to permit the transfer of $4,000.00 from the line item ‘Service Charge ? WOLF System? to Health Insurance and the Transfer of $2,000.00 from the line item ‘Buildings? to Health Insurance.
7. Approved Motion to accept recommendation of Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission to put operating millage for the Senior Center of $650,000 annual revenue, requiring a millage rate of 0.4 on November 2006 ballot.
8. Approved Motion to accept recommendation of Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission to put Senior Center Bond for $3,100,000 required for construction of Senior Center on November 2006 ballot.
9. Approved motion to go into closed session to discuss real estate matter at 9:52 p.m.
10. Approved motion to go into open session at 10:04 p.m.
11. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 10:04 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 8/16/06

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83 AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE GRANTING AMERICAN HOUSE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 83, as amended, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, for the purposes of providing amended regulations applicable to the development and use of certain property situated in Section 27 of the Township that has been rezoned to the American House Planned Unit Development in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1 of Ordinance
The approximately 6.741 acres of property in Section 27 of the Charter Township of Independence, having Parcel Nos. 08-27-100-030 and 08-27-100-031, and more particularly described on the attached legal description (the ‘Property?), known as the American House PUD, were previously re-classified in the Zoning Ordinance and on the Zoning Map as PUD, Planned Unit Development, subject to and in accordance with an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance adopted on January 9, 2002, inclusive of a PUD Site Plan, Permit Conditions, Development Agreement and other documentation set forth in said amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, being referred to herein as the ‘Original American House PUD Ordinance?.
Section 2 of Ordinance
The Original American House PUD Ordinance is hereby amended to extend the duration of the PUD approval and approve amendments to the PUD Site Plans, Development Agreement and Permit Conditions. Accordingly, Subparagraphs 2, 3 and 4 under Section 2 of the Original American House PUD Ordinance are amended to read as follows, with the all other provisions of said Original American House PUD Ordinance remaining unchanged and applicable to the Property:
1. [Unchanged].
2. The PUD Plans for the American House Planned Unit Development, inclusive of the Elevations and Plan Sheets L-1.0, L-2.0, L-2.1, L-3.0, L-3.1, L-4.0, LI-1.0, P-1.0, P-2.0, P-3.0, P-4.0, P-5.0, P-6.0, SP-1.0, and SP-2.0, as revised to date and as amended to the extent reflected in the amended site plans prepared by Atwell-Hicks (dated 8/29/05) and approved by the Township Board of Trustees at its meeting on the date of adoption of this Ordinance Amendment by the Independence Township Board of Trustees.
3. The Permit Conditions for the American House Planned Unit Development, dated January 9, 2002, as amended May 6, 2003 and August 15, 2006.
4. The Development Agreement for the American House Planned Unit Development, dated January 9, 2002, as amended May 6, 2003 and August 15, 2006.
5. through 10. [Unchanged].
Section 3 of Ordinance
Amended only as specified in this Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance, including without limitation the Original American House PUD Ordinance, shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 4 of Ordinance
The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days from the date of publication, unless a notice of intent to file a petition requesting submission of this Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors is filed within seven (7) days of publication. If the notice of intent is filed within seven (7) days of publication, the Ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days from the date of publication, unless a petition determined to be adequate by the Township Clerk is filed within thirty (30) days of publication. If an adequate petition is filed within thirty (30) days of publication, the Ordinance shall be submitted to a vote of the Township electors, and if approved, the effective date of the Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors shall be deemed adequate by the Township Clerk if it is signed by a number of registered electors residing in the portion of the Township outside the limits of cities and villages equal to not less than fifteen (15%) percent of the total vote cast for all candidates for governor at the last preceding general election at which a governor was elected.
CERTIFICATION
It is certified that the foregoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence on August 15, 2006.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
INTRODUCED: January 3, 2006
ADOPTED: August 15, 2006
PUBLISHED: January 11, 2006 and August 23, 2006
EFFECTIVE: August 31, 2006
REZONED PROPERTY DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT
PARCEL I:
Part of Lot 4 of SASHABAW ORCHARD ACRES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Liber 61 of Plats, page 43, Oakland County Records, being more fully described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of said Lot 4; thence proceeding South 89 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds West 169.92 feet; thence North 00 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds West 132.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds East, 170.69 feet; thence due South 132.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Tax Item No. 08-27-100-031
PARCEL II:
Part of Lot 4 of SASHABAW ORCHARD ACRES SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Liber 61 of Plats, page 43, of Oakland County Records, described as beginning at a point South 89 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds West 169.92 feet along the South lot line from the Southeast lot corner; thence South 89 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds West 410.00 feet; thence North 132.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds East 409.04 feet; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East 132.00 feet to beginning, ALSO Lot 5. EXCEPT beginning at the Northwest lot corner; thence East 525.00 feet along the North lot line; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East 110.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes 00 seconds East 157.12 feet; thence South 232.17 feet; thence South 89 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds West 680.76 feet; thence Northerly 344.20 to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Tax Item No. 08-27-100-030

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the August 15, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn, Travis
Absent: Kelly
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:40 p.m. and closed at 7:56 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 9, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $594,702.76
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $579,161.23
d. Approval of two invoices over $10,000.00
e. Adjustment to Senior budget
5. Approved motion for Second Reading and Adoption of Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval, American House (Independent & Assisted Living for the Elderly), Sashabaw Orchard Acres, Northwest corner at Sashabaw and Bow Point Drive, 6.7 acres, PUD Zoning, 08-17-100-030 and 031
6. Approved motion for Second Reading and adoption of Township initiated rezoning from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Local Commercial), C-2 (Planned Shopping Center), OS-1 (Office Service One), OS-2 (Office Service Two), R-2 (Multiple Family), approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road), 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025 (5955 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-007 (5961 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-006 (6750 Walters Road), 08-22-351-018 (5870 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-017 (5890 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-057 (6660 Walters Road), 08-22-351-016 (5860 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011 (6730 Walters Road), 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058 (5920 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-024 (5951 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-022 (5800 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-023, and from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to OS-1 (Office Service One), approximately three acres of land situated on the south side of Waldon Road, approximately 1,500 feet west of Sashabaw Road, 08-27-100-032 (5925 Waldon Road), 08-27-100-033 (5915 Waldon Road), and 08-27-100-034 (5905 Waldon Road)
7. Approved motion to accept the First Reading of the Ordinance Amending Article III of the Utilities Ordinance to Provide for Penalties and Enforcement of the Ordinance
8. Approved Resolution recognizing David Edward Creech on attaining rank and honor of Eagle Scout
9. Approved motion in support of Oakland County Parks and Recreation purchase of Upper Bushman Lake property
10. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 8:16 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Published: August 23, 2006 Township Clerk

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on August 15, 2006, the Township Board authorized a Second Reading and adoption of a rezoning request from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to C-1 (Local Commercial), C-2 (Planned Shopping Center), OS-1 (Office Service One), OS-2 (Office Service Two), R-2 (Multiple Family), Approximately 70 acres of land situated in the Southwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and Sashabaw Road (north of Waldon Road), 08-22-351-021, 08-22-351-025 (5955 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-007 (5961 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-006 (6750 Walters Road), 08-22-351-018 (5870 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-017 (5890 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-057 (6660 Walters Road), 08-22-351-016 (5860 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-009, 08-22-351-010, 08-22-351-011 (6730 Walters Road), 08-22-351-056, 08-22-351-058 (5920 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-024 (5951 Flemings Lake Road), 08-22-351-022 (5800 Waldon Road), 08-22-351-023, and from R-1A (Single Family Residential) to OS-1 (Office Service One), Approximately three acres of land situated on the south side of Waldon Road, approximately 1,500 feet west of Sashabaw Road, 08-27-100-032 (5925 Waldon Road), 08-27-100-033 (5915 Waldon Road), and 08-27-100-034 (5905 Waldon Road):

The motion to approve this amendment was offered by Dunn, supported by Rosso; the vote on the motion was as follows: Ayes: Rosso, Travis, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn, VanderVeen. Nays: None. Absent: Kelly. The motion carried.
The ordinance amendment is effective on the 8th day after adoption.
Published: August 23, 2006 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Township Board held on August 15, 2006, the Board authorized a First Reading of an Amendment to the Utilities Ordinance as follows:
ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE III OF THE UTILITIES ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES AND
ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE
The Charter Township of Independence ordains:
Article III is amended to add Section 20-52 as follows:
Section 20-52. Penalties and Enforcement.
Section 1
A. Enforcement. The Enforcement Officer or his/her agent, officer or employee shall have authority under this Ordinance to enter upon privately-owned land for the purpose of performing the Township’s duties under this Ordinance and may take or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or samplings as are deemed necessary.
B. Civil remedies. The provisions of this ordinance shall be enforceable through any and all remedies at law or in equity in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any violation is deemed to be a nuisance per se.
C. This ordinance is supplemental to the provisions of the General Municipal Code Ordinance of the Township.
D. Penalties. In addition to the rights and remedies herein provided to the Township, a violation of this Ordinance shall be a civil infraction and subject to the following fines:
1. First violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$50.00; maximum fine-$500.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
2. Second violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$150.00; maximum fine-$1,000.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
3 Third violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$250.00; maximum fine-$2,000.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
4. Fourth violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$400.00; maximum fine-$4,000.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
5. Each act or violation, and on each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
E. Injunction. Any activity conducted in violation of this Section is declared to be a nuisance per se, and the Township may commence a civil suit in any court of competent jurisdiction for an order abating or enjoining the violation.
F. Appearance Tickets. In all arrests and prosecutions for violation of this Ordinance, appearance tickets and the appropriate procedures set forth in Act 147, Michigan Public Acts of 1968, as amended, may be used.
Section 2
If one or more repealed and/or amended sections, provisions, phrases or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section 3
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.
Section 4
This ordinance shall be effective upon publication in the manner prescribed by law.
Section 5
Except as amended herein, all other terms and conditions of this ordinance remain unchanged.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
Published: 8/23/06

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0030 Biondo, Michelle, Ward, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO BUILD SECOND STORY ADDITON TO NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE ON NON- CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
8753 Lakeview Blvd., Lots 27, R-1A
Sunny Beach Country Club
08-12-376-028
Case#06-0031 FDF Development, LLC, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS USE VARIANCE FOR GYMNASTIC FACILITY WITHIN A HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ZONE
White Lake Rd., 9.69 Acres, ML and MH Zoning
08-31-376-024
Case#06-0032 Timoff, Herb, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 5.54? TO CONSTRUCT NEW HOME (ALREADY BUILT) ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
4644 Second Street, Lot 187, R-1A
08-34-379-009
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
Date and Time: September 5, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of August 15, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Consideration of lease of copier
Unfinished Business
1. Adoption of the CIA Ordinance
New Business
1. Liberty Wetland Bank Resolution and Easement Amendment
2. Bid Award ? M-15 & I-75 Bridge Lighting Project
3. AFSCME Blue Cross/Blue Shield buyouts
4. Master Right-of-Way Plan for County Roads
5. Review of Board Appointments to the CIA
6. Review Library Agreement with the City of the Village of Clarkston
Closed Session ? Pending Litigation
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO.____________
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on September 5, 2006, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees introduced a First Reading of an Ordinance creating a Corridor Improvement Authority. The following is the proposed Ordinance:
CREATION OF
CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY
An ordinance creating a Corridor Improvement Authority and identifying the applicable Development Area, pursuant to the authority granted by Act 280 of the Public Acts of 2005 of the State of Michigan,
The Charter Township of Independence Hereby Ordains:
Sec. 1. Creation of an Authority.
The Independence Township Corridor Improvement Authority (the ‘Authority?) is hereby created and established pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 2005 as amended (‘the act?).
Sec. 2. Duration of effectiveness of the Authority.
The Authority shall be dissolved at such time as the authority has completed the purposes for which it was organized, as determined by the township board.
Sec. 3. Governing board of the Authority.
The Authority shall be under the supervision and control of a board (the ‘Authority Board?) consisting of the supervisor of the Charter Township of Independence and not less than 5 or more than 9 members appointed by the supervisor in accordance with Section 8 of the Act, and subject to the approval of the township board. Not less than one member of the Authority Board shall be a resident of the development area or an area within ? mile of any part of the development area and not less than a majority of the members shall be persons having an ownership or business interest in property located within the development area. The members of the Authority Board shall hold office and the Authority Board shall conduct itself in accordance with the terms and conditions of the act. The Board shall elect a chairperson from its members.
Sec. 4. Powers and duties of the Authority.
The Authority shall have the powers and duties as provided for in the act, except that the Authority shall not have power to:
(1) Borrow money and issue bonds or notes without the approval of the township board.
Sec. 5. Development Area.
The boundaries of the Development Area within and with respect to which the Authority shall exercise its powers are hereby designated by the description set forth on Exhibit A on file in the office of the township clerk and made a part of this ordinance by reference. This designation is subject to alteration or amendment as the township board may deem appropriate in the future, subject to limitations provided by law.
Sec. 6. By-laws and rules of the Authority.
The Authority shall adopt by-laws governing its procedures and rules regarding the holding of its meetings, all in accordance with section 8(3), and other applicable provisions in the act and any other applicable statute. The Authority shall immediately forward a copy of its proposed by-laws and rules to the township board in care of the township clerk. Such by-laws and rules shall be subject to the approval of the township board.
Sec. 7. Savings Clause.
All proceedings pending, all rights and liabilities existing, acquired or incurred pursuant to any other applicable Township ordinances, at the time this Ordinance takes effect, are saved and may be consummated according to the laws in force when they are commenced.
Sec. 8. Severability.
Should any section, subsection, clause or phrase of this Ordinance be declared by the courts to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so declared invalid.
Sec. 9. Ordinance Conflict.
Nothing in this Ordinance shall be interpreted to conflict with present or future state statutes on the same subject matter, conflicting provisions of this Ordinance shall be abrogated to, but only to, the extent of the conflict. Moreover, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed, if possible, to be consistent with relevant state regulations and statutes.
Shelagh Vanderveen, Township Clerk
Published: 9/13/06

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA: September 19, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road,
Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of September 5, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Consideration of lease of copier
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of a Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, Subsection 4.b.1., Procedures for Submission and Review of Application
New Business
1, Truth in Taxation Hearing
2. Approval of 2006 millage rates
3. Budget Adjustments
4. First Readings of Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83:
Section 5.04. Signs:
Subsection 3, General conditions, f.(3)
Subsection 8, Permitted temporary signs
Subsection 10, Special signs, c.
Section 5.16. Outdoor storage, outdoor display and sales and seasonal sales
Article XXXII, Board of Appeals, Section 32.02. Meetings; minutes; quorum
5. Consideration of a Waiver Request from development design standard, Hills of Pine Knob, 14.99 acres, R-2 Zone, Royal St. George (West side) at Bristol Parke intersection, 08-22-400-008, 015, and 016
6. Independence/Clarkston Sewer Maintenance Agreement
7. Request to purchase Integrated Library System (ILS) for Library
8. Legal Representation
Items removed from Consent Agenda for action or discussion will be moved to the last item under Unfinished Business.
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on September 5, 2006, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees introduced a First Reading of an Ordinance for Floodplain Management Provisions. The following is the proposed Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO __________.
FOR
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS
An enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Independence 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 Independence 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 Independence is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Independence under Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, State of Michigan. The Charter Township of Independence 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 Independence.
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.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
Published: 9/13/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON INCREASING PROPERTY TAXES
The Board of the Charter Township of Independence will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase of .0326 mills in the operating tax millage rate to be levied in 2006.
The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI, 48346.
The date and location of the meeting to take action on the proposed additional millage will be announced at this public meeting.
If adopted, the proposed additional millage will increase operating revenues from ad valorem property taxes 3.3% over such revenues generated by levies permitted without holding a hearing. If the proposed additional millage rate is not approved, the operating revenue will increase by 3.4% over the preceding year’s operating revenue.
The taxing unit publishing this notice and identified below, has complete authority to establish the number of mills to be levied from within its authorized millage rate.
This notice is published by:
Charter Township of Independence
Clerk’s Office
90 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111
Published: 9/13/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2004-042
Top Notch Management, LLC, Frederick Ritter, Petitioner
REQUEST AMENDED FINAL PUD SITE PLAN APPROVAL
Water Tower Self Storage
Intended Use: Self Storage ? Climate Control Storage, and Storage
Common Description: 7.29 Acres, East side of Sashabaw Road, south of Waldon Road
Parcel Identification Number: 08-27-201-007, 024, 025, & 026
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA Date and Time: October 3, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of September 19, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Holiday Light Show at DTE
2. Second Reading and Adoption of the Amendments to the Utilities Ordinance
3. Independence/Clarkston Sewer Maintenance Agreement
New Business
1. Halloween Hours
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and servies to individuals with disabilitites at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006, FOR
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP
To the Qualified Electors of the Township of Independence, County of Oakland, State of Michigan.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE WILL BE OPEN:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006
FROM 8:00 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.
REGISTRATIONS ARE ALSO TAKEN AT ANY SECRETARY OF STATE BRANCH OFFICE OR THE OAKLAND COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.
THE NOVEMBER 7, 2006, GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING 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
JUDICAL 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 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 FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:
BOND PROPOSITION
TOWNSHIP ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER MILLAGE PROPOSITION
Full text of the proposals may be obtained from:
Shelagh VanderVeen
Independence Township Clerk’s Office
90 North Main Street
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111
Published: 9/27/06

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case#06-0035 Wiegand, John and Kathleen, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS ROAD FRONTAGE, WIDTH TO DEPTH RATIO)
4640 Dora Lane, Outlot B, Also Part of Lot 8, R-1A
Supervisor’s Plat of Morgan Lake Sub
08-25-476-031
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the September 19, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Dunn, Travis, Kelly
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:34 p.m., and closed at 7:37 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 5, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $618,113.64
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $615,541.40
5. Approved Second Reading and Adoption of a Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.12, Site Plan Review, Subsection 4.b.1, Procedures for Submission and Review of Application
6. Approved Second Reading and Adoption of an Ordinance Creating a Corridor Improvement Authority
7. Truth in Taxation Hearing opened at 8:55 p.m., and closed at 8:59 p.m.
8. Approved motion to approve 2006 Millage rates
9. Approved First Readings of Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83:
Section 5.04. Signs
Subsection 3, General conditions f.(3)
Subsection 8, Permitted temporary signs
Subsection 10, Special signs, c.
10. Approved First Reading of Section 5.16, Outdoor storage, outdoor display and sales and seasonal sales.
11. Approved First Reading of Article XXXII, Board of Appeals, Section 32.01, Meetings; minutes; quorum
12. Approved motion to approve the waiver request from development design standard, Hills of Pine Knob, 14.99 acres, R-2 Zone, Royal St. George (West side) at Bristol Parke intersection, 08-22-400-008, 015, and 016
13. Approved motion to table agreement with the City of Clarkston to operate and maintain the sanitary sewers owned by the City.
14. Approved motion to purchase Integrated Library System.
15. Approved motion to accept panel for CIA Board.
16. Approved motion to table request for Holiday Light Show at DTE.
17. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 10:47 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: September 27, 2006

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ORDINANCE NO. 83
ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN ARTICLES OF ORDINANCE NO. 83
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section I
Article V, General Provisions, Section 5.12.4.b shall be amended as follows:
b. Conceptual and Final Site Plan Approval. The procedure for processing the site plan includes two (2) phases:
1. The first phase is called conceptual approval, the intent of which is to present a site plan to the Planning Commission for initial review and approval of the overall concept of the development. A conceptual site plan shall contain all information required under Section 5.12.2, except that a detailed landscape plan, and utility information shall not be required at this state of review. Wherein the applicant intends to request variances from the Zoning Ordinance from the Zoning Board of Appeals, conceptual approval by the Planning Commission shall be conditional upon favorable action on any variance requested by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
2. Unchanged.
Section II
If one or ore repealed and/or amended sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provision, phrases, and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section III
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 consumed according to the law in force when they are commenced.
Section IV
This ordinance shall be effective upon publication in the manner prescribed by law.
Certification
It is certified that the revision to the Ordinance set forth above was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting duly called and held on the 19th day of September, 2006.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Introduced: 7/5/06
Adopted: 9/19/06
Published: 7/12/06 and 9/27/06
Effective: 10/5/06

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83
ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN ARTICLES OF ORDINANCE NO. 83
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on September 19, 2006, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees authorized a First Reading of a Text Amendment to certain Articles of Ordinance No. 83, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance. A full copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk’s Office for public review and inspection. The following is the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment:
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section I
Article V, General Provisions, Sec. 5.04, Signs, Subsection 3, General conditions, f.(3) shall be amended as follows:
f. Signs permitted in all districts without a permit.
(1) Unchanged.
(2) Unchanged.
(3) Directional signs which indicate the direction of traffic flow on private property. Directional signs shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area and four (4) feet in height, shall contain no advertising, and may be illuminated.
Section II
Article V, General Provisions, Sec. 5.04, Signs, Subsection 8, shall be amended as follows:
8. Permitted temporary signs. The following temporary signs shall be permitted in accordance with the regulations herein.
a. All permitted temporary signs, except real estate signs advertising the sale of a single family home, shall require a permit from the Director of Building and Planning. Banners meeting the requirements of this Ordinance may be considered temporary signs.
b. Permitted real estate:
1. One (1) nonilluminated sign used for advertising land or buildings for rent, lease, or sale shall be permitted in any district provided such signs are located on the property intended to be rented, leased, or sold. Such signs shall not exceed an area of sixteen (16) square feet per side and a height of four (4) feet in all single family residential districts, an area of thirty-two (32) square feet per side and a height of six (6) feet in all other districts. Real estate signs shall be removed upon the completion of sale or full rental or leasing of the property.
2. One (1) illuminated freestanding sign listing persons or firms connected with construction work being performed on a development project shall be permitted. Such signs shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area, a height of six (6) feet, and be removed upon the completion of construction.
3. A minimum of four (4) temporary flags per entrance on poles not to exceed ten (10) feet in height advertising residential developments during the sales or leasing period.
c. Permitted temporary signs in all commercial, office, and industrial districts:
1. All portable temporary signs shall be free-standing, contain no moving parts, and shall not be affixed to any structure intended for another purpose, including but not limited to, utility poles and trees.
2. Only one (1) portable temporary sign shall be permitted per premises. In the case of multi-tenant buildings and/or premises, each tenant shall be permitted one (1) portable temporary sign provided such sign is located in an area not to exceed fifteen (15) feet from the entity to the tenant space.
3. A portable temporary sign shall not exceed four (4) feet in height.
4. A portable temporary sign shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet per side in area.
5. A portable temporary sign shall have a setback of fifteen (15) feet from a public right-of-way.
6. A portable temporary sign shall not be located within a public road right-of-way. A portable temporary sign located at the intersection of two roads shall not obstruct the clear vision of vehicular traffic on adjacent roadways or pedestrians using Township safety paths and/or other pedestrian walkways.
7. A portable temporary sign may be permitted for up to a fourteen (14) day period, not to exceed two (2) times per year. However, the Director of Building and Planning may permit one (1) additional fourteen (14) day period for a new business, as part of its start-up or grand opening phase, to display a portable temporary sign in all districts:
d. Permitted temporary signs for civic, charitable, and/or non-profit activities.
1. Temporary signs may be erected or displayed no more than ten (10) days prior to the event and must be removed within forty-eight (48) hours after the event.
2. A temporary sign, such as a banner, that extends across a public road right-of-way may require a permit from the Road Commission for Oakland County.
3. A civic, charitable, and/or non-profit organization which holds a number of events throughout the calendar year, may apply for an annual temporary sign permit in accordance with the following provisions:
a. Such organization shall provide a list of their events and the date(s) of each event.
b. Provided such organization has been in compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance, it shall be allowed to apply for a renewal of its temporary sign permit on an annual basis by supplying the Township with a list of their events and the dates of those events for that calendar year.
c. An annual permit shall limit the display of a temporary sign to no more than six (6) times per year.
Section III
Article V General Provisions, Section 5.04, Subsection 10. Special signs, shall be amended as follows:
a. Unchanged.
b. Unchanged.
c. Menu board. Two (2) menu boards for a drive-in or drive-through restaurant shall be permitted in addition to other signs permitted under these regulations, provided such signs do not exceed a total of forty-eight (48) square feet in area or six (6) feet in height from finished grade.
d. Unchanged.
Section IV
Article V. General Provisions, Section 5.16, shall be amended as follows:
Section 5.16. Outdoor storage outdoor display, and sales and seasonal sales.
1. The outdoor storage of goods and materials in all districts shall be prohibited unless otherwise specifically permitted herein. Where permitted, the standards set forth in Section 5.18.6 shall be met.
2. Outdoor display and sales.
a. An outdoor display shall be considered as an accessory use to the principal use conducted on the premises solely within the C-1, C-2, and C-3 Districts.
b. The exterior of the premises shall be kept clean, orderly and maintained.
c. The Township shall not be held liable or responsible for any type of damage, theft or personal injury that may occur as a result of an outdoor display.
d. In the administration of these provisions, the Building Director shall be permitted to refer a request to the Planning Commission for review and approval where site conditions may create difficulty in adherence to the standards contained herein.
e. The location of outdoor display shall meet all required setbacks.
f. An outdoor display shall not occupy or obstruct the use of any fire lane, off-street parking or landscaped area required to meet the standards of this Zoning Ordinance.
g. Outdoor sale and display areas that abut residentially zoned or used property shall be screened in accordance with Section 5.13.
3. Seasonal Sales. The outside sale of seasonal items such as Christmas trees, flowers and plants, pumpkins and other such seasonal items, and the sale of any other merchandise by persons other than the owner or tenant of the premises, shall require a permit from the Building Director subject to the following standards and conditions:
a. Seasonal sales may be located within any required side or rear yard and shall be no closer to a public road right-of-way than the required front yard setback or existing building, whichever is less. Where outdoor displays abut residentially zoned property, landscape screening in accordance with Section 5.13 shall also be provided.
b. Seasonal sales shall not occupy or obstruct the use of any fire lane, required off-street parking or landscaped area required to meet the requirements of this Zoning Ordinance.
c. Ingress and egress shall be provided in a manner so as not to create a traffic hazard or nuisance.
d. Such sales shall be permitted for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.
e. Upon discontinuance of the seasonal use, any temporary structure shall be removed.
Section V
Article XXXII, Board of Appeals, Section 32.02, Meetings; minutes; quorum, shall be amended as follows:
Section 32.02. Meetings; minutes; quorum.
The Chairman of the Board of Appeals shall direct the Director of Building and Planning to schedule one (1) regular meeting per month in accordance with a pre-published calendar provided there is business to conduct. In addition, the Board of Appeals shall hold such special meetings as necessary to expeditiously rule on appeals brought before it. All special meetings shall be held at the call of the Chairman of the Board of Appeals and notice posted in conformance with the Open Meeting Act. All meetings of the Board of Appeals shall be open to the public. The Board of Appeals shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member on each question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its finding, proceedings at hearings, and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Township Clerk and shall be a public record. The Township shall post said minutes as required by the Open Meetings Act. The Township Board of Appeals shall not conduct business unless a majority of the members of the Board are present.
Section VI
If one or more repealed and/or amended, sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provision, phrases, and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section VII
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 consumed according to the law in force when they are commenced.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BY: SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, CLERK
Published: 9/27/06

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO.____________
CREATION OF
CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY
An ordinance creating a Corridor Improvement Authority and identifying the applicable Development Area, pursuant to the authority granted by Act 280 of the Public Acts of 2005 of the State of Michigan,
The Charter Township of Independence Hereby Ordains:
Sec. 1. Creation of an Authority.
The Independence Township Corridor Improvement Authority (the ‘Authority?) is hereby created and established pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 2005 as amended (‘the act?).
Sec. 2. Duration of effectiveness of the Authority.
The Authority shall be dissolved at such time as the authority has completed the purposes for which it was organized, as determined by the township board.
Sec. 3. Governing board of the Authority.
The Authority shall be under the supervision and control of a board (the ‘Authority Board?) consisting of the supervisor of the Charter Township of Independence and not less than 5 or more than 9 members appointed by the supervisor in accordance with Section 8 of the Act, and subject to the approval of the township board. Not less than one member of the Authority Board shall be a resident of the development area or an area within ? mile of any part of the development area and not less than a majority of the members shall be persons having an ownership or business interest in property located within the development area. The members of the Authority Board shall hold office and the Authority Board shall conduct itself in accordance with the terms and conditions of the act. The Board shall elect a chairperson from its members.
Sec. 4. Powers and duties of the Authority.
The Authority shall have the powers and duties as provided for in the act, except that the Authority shall not have power to:
(1) Borrow money and issue bonds or notes without the approval of the township board.
Sec. 5. Development Area.
The boundaries of the Development Area within and with respect to which the Authority shall exercise its powers are hereby designated by the description set forth on Exhibit A on file in the office of the township clerk and made a part of this ordinance by reference. This designation is subject to alteration or amendment as the township board may deem appropriate in the future, subject to limitations provided by law.
Sec. 6. By-laws and rules of the Authority.
The Authority shall adopt by-laws governing its procedures and rules regarding the holding of its meetings, all in accordance with section 8(3), and other applicable provisions in the act and any other applicable statute. The Authority shall immediately forward a copy of its proposed by-laws and rules to the township board in care of the township clerk. Such by-laws and rules shall be subject to the approval of the township board.
Sec. 7. Savings Clause.
All proceedings pending, all rights and liabilities existing, acquired or incurred pursuant to any other applicable Township ordinances, at the time this Ordinance takes effect, are saved and may be consummated according to the laws in force when they are commenced.
Sec. 8. Severability.
Should any section, subsection, clause or phrase of this Ordinance be declared by the courts to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so declared invalid.
Sec. 9. Ordinance Conflict.
Nothing in this Ordinance shall be interpreted to conflict with present or future state statutes on the same subject matter, conflicting provisions of this Ordinance shall be abrogated to, but only to, the extent of the conflict. Moreover, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be construed, if possible, to be consistent with relevant state regulations and statutes.
Sec. 10. Effective Date.
This Ordinance shall become effective upon publication as provided by law. Made and passed by the Board of the Charter Township of Independence on the 19th day of September, 2006
Yeas: 5
Nays: 2
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BY: SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, CLERK
Introduced: 9/5/06
Adopted: 9/19/06
Published: 9/27/06
Effective: 9/27/06

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time;: October 3, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum – Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of September 19, 2005, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Resolution – Oakland County West Nile Virus Funding – ADDED
Unfinished Business
1. Liquor License Transfer – Andiamo’s – ADDED
2. Holiday Light Show at DTE
3. Second Reading and Adoption of the Amendments to the Utilities Ordinance – REMOVED
1. Independence/ Clarkston Sewer Maintenance Agreement
5. Second Reading and Adoption of the Ordinance for Floodplain Management – ADDED
New Business
1. Halloween Hours
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

Independence Township NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-020
Silverman Development Company, LLC, Petitioner
REQUESTS SPECIAL LAND USE APPROVAL
For Day Care
Sec. 5.23.Day care Facilities, Sec 5.23.2.c. and Sec.5.23.3.c
Special Land Use Request: Day Care (Sashabaw Crossings, Phase 2C)
Parcel Identification Number 08-22-400-017 part of

Common Description North East Sashabaw Road and I-75
C-1 and OS-2 Zone, 6 Acres part of 12.64 acres
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: October 17, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road,
Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of October 3, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing: CDBG Public Hearing
Unfinished Business
1. Approval of 2004 CDBG Re-programming
2. City Sewer Maintenance Agreement
3. Legal Representation
New Business
1. Permission to Hire Operation Specialist II
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case#06-0036 Waite, Richard, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 7? SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
6160 Ascension St., Lot 14, R-1A
Clarkston Villa Subdivision
08-21-203-005
Case#06-0037 Dishon, Christopher, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS WIDTH AT SETBACK LINE)
5690 White Lake Rd., Lot 7, R-1A
Supervisor’s Plat No. 3
08-30-476-007
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

PUBLIC HEARING
Community Development Block Grant Reprogramming
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements a Public Hearing will be held by the Township of Independence on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Township Library 6495 Clarkston Rd to receive written and verbal comment regarding the reprogramming of federal CDBG funds as follows:
Existing – 2004 Program Year
Activity Number 3552A/731696
Activity Description Senior Center
Amount $2,398.58
Old Description: Replace tables, dining chairs, office chairs and microwave.
New Description: Replace tables, dining chairs, office chairs and microwave and purchase steam table.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the October 3, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Travis, Kelly
Absent: Dunn
There was a quorum.
Mr. Dunn arrived at 7:36 p.m.

1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:35 p.m., and closed at 7:38 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 19, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $1,396,045.88
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $1,389,818.78
d. Resolution – Oakland County West Nile Virus Funding
5. Approved motion to untable Holiday Light Show at DTE
6. Approved motion to approve Holiday Light Show at DTE
7. Approved motion to untable Sewer Maintenance Agreement
8. Approved motion to authorize DPW Director to negotiate Sewer Maintenance Agreement with the City of Clarkston and charging the City the same amount as Independence Township residents
9. Approved motion to rescind Resolution to Manage Floodplain Development for the National Flood Insurance Program adopted on September 19, 2006
10. Approved Second Reading and adoption of the Ordinance for Floodplain Management
11. Approved motion to adopt Resolution to Manage Floodplain Development for the National Flood Insurance Program
12. Approved motion to set Halloween Hours at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 31, 2006
13. Approved motion for payment to Road Commission for Oakland County in the amount of $45,867.93
14. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 8:12 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 10/11/06

PUBLIC HEARING Community Development Block Grant Reprogramming
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements a Public Hearing will be held by the Township of Independence on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Township Library 6495 Clarkston Rd to receive written and verbal comment regarding the reprogramming of federal CDBG funds as follows:
Existing – 2004 Program Year
Activity Number 3552A/731696
Activity Description Senior Center
Amount ($14,253.05)
Proposed – 2004 Program Year
Activity Number 3560/731710
Activity Description Senior Center Vehicle
Amount ($14,253.05)

ORDINANCE No. _______
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN
FOR
FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS
An enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Independence 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 Independence 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 Independence is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibility of the Charter Township of Independence under Act 230, of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, State of Michigan. The Charter Township of Independence 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 Independence.
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 October 3, 2006, at a regular meeting of the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence and will become effective upon publication.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
INTRODUCED: 9/5/06
ADOPTED: 10/3/06
PUBLISHED: 9/13/06 and 10/11/06
EFFECTIVE: 10/11/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-011
TEXT AMENDMENTS TO ZONING ORDINANCE #83
PROPOSED KEYHOLING ORDINANCE
Article V, General Provisions to add Section 5.27 to the Township and to define terms as used in enforcement regulations
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Accuracy Test
The Charter Township of Independence announces a Public Accuracy testing of the computer program for the Election on November 7, 2006.
The testing will be held on October 24, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Independence Township Supervisor’s Conference Room, 90 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Published: 10/18/06 Charter Township of Independence

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346to hear the following cases:
Case#06-0038 Beer, Danny, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 2nd FRONT YARD VARIANCE OF 16? TO CONSTRUCT ADDITION AND DECK
9223 Wabun, Lots 21-25, R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club
08-11-280-010
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-020
Silverman Development Company, LLC, Petitioner
REQUESTS SPECIAL LAND USE APPROVAL Restaurants in OS-2 Zone
Article XXVIII. Office Service Two District,
Section 28.03. Special land uses. 1.
Special Land Use Request: Restaurants (Sashabaw Crossings, Phase 2B ? Retail Strip Center)
Parcel Identification Number: 08-22-400-017 part of
Common Description: North East Sashabaw Road and I-75
C-1 and OS-2 Zone, 6 Acres part of 12.64 acres
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Mr. Wagner called the October 17, 2006, meeting to order at 7:33 p.m., at the Independence Township Public Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Dunn, Rosso, Kelly, Wagner
Absent: None
There was a quorum
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. The Public Forum opened at 7:37 p.m. and closed at 7:50 p.m.
4. Approved the Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of October 3, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders in the amount of $716,897.47
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check in the amount of $715,241.63
4. The Public Hearing on CDBG opened at 8:05 p.m. and closed at 8:06 p.m.
5. Approved motion to reprogram the 2004 funds from Account Number 3552A/731696 to Account Number 731710 in the amount of $14,253.05
6. Approved motion to reprogram the 2004 funds in Account Number 3552B/731696 in the amount of $2,398.58 from old description to new description of ‘Replace tables, dining chairs, office chairs and microwave and purchase steam tables.?
7. Approved motion to approve the employment of Secrest Wardle for general counsel and tax work, Dickinson Wright for bond counsel, Greg Schultz for labor, and Peter Keenan for prosecutions.
8. Approved motion to set date of November 21, 2006 for Public Hearing of CIA Development Plan
9. Approved motion to adjourn meeting at 9:32 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 10/25/06

NOTICE OF ELECTION
GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 7, 2006
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP
To all Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in
Charter Township of Independence
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. UNTIL 8:00 P.M.
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precincts 1 and 3 –
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6805 Bluegrass Drive
Precincts 2 and 6 –
North Sashabaw Elementary, 5290 Maybee Road
Precinct 4 –
Free Methodist Church, 5482 Winell at Maybee Road
Precincts 5 and 14 –
Pine Knob Elementary, 6020 Sashabaw Road
Precinct 7 – Independence Elementary, 6850 Hubbard Road
Precincts 8 and 9 – Clarkston Elementary, 6595 Waldon Road
Precinct 10 –
Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road
Precinct 11 –
First Congregational Church, 5449 Clarkston Road
Precincts 12 and 15 –
Bailey Lake Elementary, 8051 Pine Knob Road
Precinct 13 –
Maranatha Baptist Church, 5790 Flemings Lake Road
FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL 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
JUDICAL 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 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 FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS:
BOND PROPOSITION
TOWNSHIP ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER MILLAGE PROPOSITION
Full text of the ballot proposals AND Absentee Ballots may be requested from:
Independence Township Clerk’s Office
90 North Main Street
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-5111 x 233
VOTING ACCESSIBILITY:
In compliance with the voting accessibility requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), all polling places are handicapped accessible and will include an AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal, which allows voters with disabilities to vote without the assistance of another. Braille and audio versions of voting instructions will also be available. Voters should feel free to contact Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk, at (248) 625-5111, ext. 203, for more information.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
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 July 19, 2006, 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 Independence, in said County, is as follows:
LOCAL UNIT VOTED INCREASE YEARS INCREASE EFFECTIVE
Township of Independence .6910 2006 ? 2009 Incl.
2.0547 2006 ? 2009 Incl.
Clarkston Community Schools 19.2491 2006 – 2015 (Non-Homestead)
Lake Orion Community Schools 18.00 2005 -2014 Incl. (Non-Homestead)
2.25 2006 ? 2014 Incl.
Waterford School District 18.00 2004 – 2013 Incl.
County School District of
Oakland County 3.6483 Unlimited
County of Oakland .25 2002 to 2011 Incl.

Oakland Community College 1.00 Unlimited
.80 2002 to 2011 Incl.
Dated: October 10, 2006
Patrick M. Dohany, Treasurer
Oakland County
Published: 10/25/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of the Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48346, to consider the establishment of aadoption of an ordinance approving a Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan as presented by the Corridor Improvement Authority in accordance with Public Act 280 of 2005.
(a) The proposed boundaries of the Corridor Improvement Authority Development area are Sashabaw Road, from North of Clarkston Road to the border of Waterford Township, including parts of Waldon and Maybee Roads, as depicted below:
(b) Maps, plats and a detailed description of the Development Plan and Tax Increment Finance Plan are available at the office of the Independence Township Clerk, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan (248) 625-5111. While the Act allows for relocation of persons displaced under the plan, there is no displacement and relocation contemplated in the current proposed plan (See Section 2.16 of the proposed plan for further information).
(c) All aspects of the Development Plan will be open for discussion at the public hearing including the impact of the tax increment financing plan on all affected taxing jurisdictions.
The Board will hear comments from citizens, taxpayers or property owners and officials from any affected taxing jurisdiction. No action will be taken. AAny further information regarding the above Public Hearing may be obtained at the Independence Township Clerk’s Office during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by phone at (248) 625-5111.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 10/25/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of the Charter Township of Independence, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48346, to consider the adoption of an ordinance approving a Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan as presented by the Corridor Improvement Authority in accordance with Public Act 280 of 2005.
(a) The proposed boundaries of the Corridor Improvement Authority Development area are Sashabaw Road, from North of Clarkston Road to the border of Waterford Township, including parts of Waldon and Maybee Roads.
(b) Maps, plats and a detailed description of the Development Plan and Tax Increment Finance Plan are available at the office of the Independence Township Clerk, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan (248) 625-5111. While the Act allows for relocation of persons displaced under the plan, there is no displacement and relocation contemplated in the current proposed plan (See Section 2.16 of the proposed plan for further information).
(c) All aspects of the Development Plan will be open for discussion at the public hearing including the impact of the tax increment financing plan on all affected taxing jurisdictions.
The Board will hear comments from citizens, taxpayers or property owners and officials from any affected taxing jurisdiction. Any further information regarding the above Public Hearing may be obtained at the Independence Township Clerk’s Office during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by phone at (248) 625-5111.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 11/1/06

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: November 8, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of October 17, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Consumers Energy/North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy Easement
Public Hearing ? CDBG 2007 Funding Application
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83:
Section 5.04. Signs:
Subsection 3, General conditions, f.(3)
Subsection 8, Permitted temporary signs
Subsection 10, Special signs, c.
Section 5.16. Outdoor storage, outdoor display and sales and seasonal sales Article XXXII, Board of Appeals, Section 32.02. Meetings; minutes; quorum
2. Second Reading and Adoption of the Amendment to the Utilities Ordinance ? to provide for penalties and enforcement of the Ordinance
New Business
1. Approval of 2007 CDBG Application
2. Blight Elimination Ordinance
3. First Reading of proposed Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval for Oil Change facility-Vision Development of Michigan, Inc., Petitioner, Town Center Auto Wash, 6380 Sashabaw Road, East side of Sashabaw Road, South of Waldon Road, 1.10 Acres, PUD Zoning, 08-27-201-022
4. Fee schedule amendment ? added fees for temporary signs
5. Reclassification of employee – Parks and Recreation
6. Permission to participate with SMART’S Municipal Credit Program for transportation for year 2007
Closed Session ? Pending Litigation
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Accuracy Test
The Charter Township of Independence announces a Public Accuracy testing of the computer program for the Election on November 7, 2006.
The testing will be held on November 2, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Independence Township Supervisor’s Conference Room, 90 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Published: 11/1/06 Charter Township of Independence

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0019 Nelson, Rick, Petitioner
(Tabled on August 2, 2006)
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS WIDTH AND SIDE YARD SETBACKS CREATING TWO NON CONFORMING LOTS)
Waterford Rd, Lot 118 and 119, R-1A
Townsend’s Sub
08-33-357-018
Case#06-0039 Landolt, Richard, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT INGROUND POOL ON PARCEL WITHOUT A PRINCIPAL BUILDING
Lake Forest Dr., Unit 5, R-1A
Lake Forest Estates
08-31-452-014
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the November 8, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wagner, Wenger, Travis, Kelly
Absent: Dunn
There was a quorum.
Mr. Dunn arrived at 8:20 p.m.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:42 p.m., and closed at 7:45 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 17, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $718,847.98
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $848,768.72
d. Consumers Energy/North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy Easement
e. Purchase of map plotter
5. Public Hearing – CDBG 2007 Funding Application opened at 7:47 p.m. and closed at 7:48 p.m.
6. Approved motion to approve Second Reading and Adoption of Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance #83:
Section 5.04. Signs:
Subsection 3, General conditions, f.(3)
Subsection 8, Permitted temporary signs
Subsection 10, Special signs, c.
Section 5.16. Outdoor storage, outdoor display and sales and seasonal sales
Article XXXII, Board of Appeals, Section 32.02. Meetings; minutes; quorum
7. Approved motion to approve Second Reading and Adoption of the Amendments to the Utilities Ordinance #20, Article III ? to provide for penalties and enforcement of the Ordinance
8. Approved motion to approve CDBG Application in the amount of $73,513.00
9. Approved motion to form a subcommittee to investigate and present a Blight Ordinance for Board Approval
10. Approved motion approve First Reading of proposed Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval for Oil Change facility ? Vision Development of Michigan, Inc., Petitioner, Town Center Auto Wash, 6380 Sashabaw Road, East side of Sashabaw Road, South of Waldon Road, 1.10 Acres, PUD Zoning, 08-27-201-022
11. Approved motion to reclassify employee Amy Laboissonniere to Clerk Tech, effective 11/9/06.
12. Approved motion to participate with SMART’S Municipal Credit Program for transportation for year 2007
13. Approved motion to enter into closed session to discuss pending litigation and Collective Bargaining Agreement at 8:40 p.m.
14. Approved motion to enter into open session at 9:45 p.m.
15. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:45 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: November 15, 2006

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83 ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN ARTICLES OF ORDINANCE NO. 83
The Charter Township of Independence ordains as follows for incorporation into the Independence Township Code:
Section I
Article V, General Provisions, Sec. 5.04, Signs, Subsection 3, General conditions, f.(3) shall be amended as follows:
f. Signs permitted in all districts without a permit.
(1) Unchanged.
(2) Unchanged.
(3) Directional signs which indicate the direction of traffic flow on private property. Directional signs shall not exceed four (4) square feet in area and four (4) feet in height, shall contain no advertising, and may be illuminated.
Section II
Article V, General Provisions, Sec. 5.04, Signs, Subsection 8, shall be amended as follows:
8. Permitted temporary signs. The following temporary signs shall be permitted in accordance with the regulations herein.
a. All permitted temporary signs, except real estate signs advertising the sale of a single family home, shall require a permit from the Director of Building and Planning. Banners meeting the requirements of this Ordinance may be considered temporary signs.
b. Permitted real estate:
1. One (1) nonilluminated sign used for advertising land or buildings for rent, lease, or sale shall be permitted in any district provided such signs are located on the property intended to be rented, leased, or sold. Such signs shall not exceed an area of sixteen (16) square feet per side and a height of four (4) feet in all single family residential districts, an area of thirty-two (32) square feet per side and a height of six (6) feet in all other districts. Real estate signs shall be removed upon the completion of sale or full rental or leasing of the property.
2. One (1) illuminated freestanding sign listing persons or firms connected with construction work being performed on a development project shall be permitted. Such signs shall not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area, a height of six (6) feet, and be removed upon the completion of construction.
3. A minimum of four (4) temporary flags per entrance on poles not to exceed ten (10) feet in height advertising residential developments during the sales or leasing period.
c. Permitted temporary signs in all commercial, office, and industrial districts:
1. All portable temporary signs shall be free-standing, contain no moving parts, and shall not be affixed to any structure intended for another purpose, including but not limited to, utility poles and trees.
2. Only one (1) portable temporary sign shall be permitted per premises. In the case of multi-tenant buildings and/or premises, each tenant shall be permitted one (1) portable temporary sign provided such sign is located in an area not to exceed fifteen (15) feet from the entity to the tenant space.
3. A portable temporary sign shall not exceed four (4) feet in height.
4. A portable temporary sign shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet per side in area.
5. A portable temporary sign shall have a setback of fifteen (15) feet from a public right-of-way.
6. A portable temporary sign shall not be located within a public road right-of-way. A portable temporary sign located at the intersection of two roads shall not obstruct the clear vision of vehicular traffic on adjacent roadways or pedestrians using Township safety paths and/or other pedestrian walkways.
7. A portable temporary sign may be permitted for up to a fourteen (14) day period, not to exceed two (2) times per year. However, the Director of Building and Planning may permit one (1) additional fourteen (14) day period for a new business, as part of its start-up or grand opening phase, to display a portable temporary sign in all districts:
d. Permitted temporary signs for civic, charitable, and/or non-profit activities.
1. Temporary signs may be erected or displayed no more than ten (10) days prior to the event and must be removed within forty-eight (48) hours after the event.
2. A temporary sign, such as a banner, that extends across a public road right-of-way may require a permit from the Road Commission for Oakland County.
3. A civic, charitable, and/or non-profit organization which holds a number of events throughout the calendar year, may apply for an annual temporary sign permit in accordance with the following provisions:
a. Such organization shall provide a list of their events and the date(s) of each event.
b. Provided such organization has been in compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance, it shall be allowed to apply for a renewal of its temporary sign permit on an annual basis by supplying the Township with a list of their events and the dates of those events for that calendar year.
c. An annual permit shall limit the display of a temporary sign to no more than six (6) times per year.
Section III
Article V General Provisions, Section 5.04, Subsection 10. Special signs, shall be amended as follows:
a. Unchanged.
b. Unchanged.
c. Menu board. Two (2) menu boards for a drive-in or drive-through restaurant shall be permitted in addition to other signs permitted under these regulations, provided such signs do not exceed a total of forty-eight (48) square feet in area or six (6) feet in height from finished grade.
d. Unchanged.
Section IV
Article V. General Provisions, Section 5.16, shall be amended as follows:
Section 5.16. Outdoor storage outdoor display, and sales and seasonal sales.
1. The outdoor storage of goods and materials in all districts shall be prohibited unless otherwise specifically permitted herein. Where permitted, the standards set forth in Section 5.18.6 shall be met.
2. Outdoor display and sales.
a. An outdoor display shall be considered as an accessory use to the principal use conducted on the premises solely within the C-1, C-2, and C-3 Districts.
b. The exterior of the premises shall be kept clean, orderly and maintained.
c. The Township shall not be held liable or responsible for any type of damage, theft or personal injury that may occur as a result of an outdoor display.
d. In the administration of these provisions, the Building Director shall be permitted to refer a request to the Planning Commission for review and approval where site conditions may create difficulty in adherence to the standards contained herein.
e. The location of outdoor display shall meet all required setbacks.
f. An outdoor display shall not occupy or obstruct the use of any fire lane, off-street parking or landscaped area required to meet the standards of this Zoning Ordinance.
g. Outdoor sale and display areas that abut residentially zoned or used property shall be screened in accordance with Section 5.13.
3. Seasonal Sales. The outside sale of seasonal items such as Christmas trees, flowers and plants, pumpkins and other such seasonal items, and the sale of any other merchandise by persons other than the owner or tenant of the premises, shall require a permit from the Building Director subject to the following standards and conditions:
a. Seasonal sales may be located within any required side or rear yard and shall be no closer to a public road right-of-way than the required front yard setback or existing building, whichever is less. Where outdoor displays abut residentially zoned property, landscape screening in accordance with Section 5.13 shall also be provided.
b. Seasonal sales shall not occupy or obstruct the use of any fire lane, required off-street parking or landscaped area required to meet the requirements of this Zoning Ordinance.
c. Ingress and egress shall be provided in a manner so as not to create a traffic hazard or nuisance.
d. Such sales shall be permitted for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days.
e. Upon discontinuance of the seasonal use, any temporary structure shall be removed.
Section V
Article XXXII, Board of Appeals, Section 32.02, Meetings; minutes; quorum, shall be amended as follows:
Section 32.02. Meetings; minutes; quorum.
The Chairman of the Board of Appeals shall direct the Director of Building and Planning to schedule one (1) regular meeting per month in accordance with a pre-published calendar provided there is business to conduct. In addition, the Board of Appeals shall hold such special meetings as necessary to expeditiously rule on appeals brought before it. All special meetings shall be held at the call of the Chairman of the Board of Appeals and notice posted in conformance with the Open Meeting Act. All meetings of the Board of Appeals shall be open to the public. The Board of Appeals shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member on each question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its finding, proceedings at hearings, and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Township Clerk and shall be a public record. The Township shall post said minutes as required by the Open Meetings Act. The Township Board of Appeals shall not conduct business unless a majority of the members of the Board are present.
Section VI
If one or more repealed and/or amended, sections, provisions, phrases, or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provision, phrases, and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section VII
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 consumed according to the law in force when they are commenced.
Certification
It is certified that the revision to the Ordinance set forth above was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting duly called and held on the 8th day of November, 2006.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
Introduced: 9/19/06
Adopted: 11/8/06
Published: 9/27/06 and 11/15/06
Effective: 11/23/06

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: November 21, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of November 8, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing: CIA ? Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan
New Business
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upn advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
AMENDMENT TO THE UTILITIES
ORDINANCE OF
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE NO. ______
ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE III OF THE UTILITIES ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE
The Charter Township of Independence ordains:
Section I
Article III is amended to add Section 20-52 as follows:
Section 20-52. Penalties and Enforcement.
Section 1
A. Enforcement. The Enforcement Officer or his/her agent, officer or employee shall have authority under this Ordinance to enter upon privately-owned land for the purpose of performing the Township’s duties under this Ordinance and may take or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or samplings as are deemed necessary.
B. Civil remedies. The provisions of this ordinance shall be enforceable through any and all remedies at law or in equity in any court of competent jurisdiction. Any violation is deemed to be a nuisance per se.
C. This ordinance is supplemental to the provisions of the General Municipal Code Ordinance of the Township.
Section 2
D. Penalties. In addition to the rights and remedies herein provided to the Township, a violation of this Ordinance shall be a civil infraction and subject to the following fines:
1. First violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$50.00; maximum fine-$500.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
2. Second violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$150.00; maximum fine-$1,000.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
3 Third violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$250.00; maximum fine-$2,000.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
4. Fourth violation of this Ordinance: minimum fine-$400.00; maximum fine-$4,000.00, plus costs, damages and other sanctions for each offense;
5. Each act or violation, and on each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
E. Injunction. Any activity conducted in violation of this Section is declared to be a nuisance per se, and the Township may commence a civil suit in any court of competent jurisdiction for an order abating or enjoining the violation.
F. Appearance Tickets. In all arrests and prosecutions for violation of this Ordinance, appearance tickets and the appropriate procedures set forth in Act 147, Michigan Public Acts of 1968, as amended, may be used.
Section 3
If one or more repealed and/or amended sections, provisions, phrases or words of this ordinance are declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, provisions, phrases and words of this ordinance, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section 4
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.
Section 5
This ordinance shall be effective upon publication in the manner prescribed by law.
Section 6
Except as amended herein, all other terms and conditions of this ordinance remain unchanged.
CERTIFICATION
It is certified that the revision to the Ordinance set forth above was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence at a meeting duly called and held on the 8th day of November, 2006.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
Introduced: 8/15/06
Adopted: 11/8/06
Published: 8/23/06 and 11/15/06
Effective: 11/8/06

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-021
Allied Signs Inc., for Rite Aid, Petitioner
REQUEST SPECIAL LAND USE APPROVAL
Rite Aid ? Two (2) Additional Wall Signs
Sec. 5.04., 5.a., (1)
Special Land Use Request: Additional Wall Signs
Parcel Identification Number: 08-15- 451-003
Common Description: 5751 Clarkston Road
Pine Knob Corporate Center
Southeast Corner Sashabaw Road & Clarkston Road
2.04 Acres, PUD Zoning
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: December 5, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of November 21, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval of 2007 Board Meeting Schedule
Unfinished Business
Public Hearing – CIA ? Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan
Public Hearing
2007 Budget Hearing
New Business
1. Waterford Hill Historic Classic Car Race
2. First Reading of an Ordinance Adopting Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan for the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority
3. OPEB Study
4. Approval of 2007 Budget
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Clerk VanderVeen called the November 21, 2006, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Township Library. Due to Supervisor Wagner’s absence, Mr. Travis was appointed to chair the meeting.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Dunn
Absent: Wagner
There was a quorum.
Also present: Tom Biehl, Hubbell, Roth and Clark
Dick Carlisle, Carlisle Wortman
Steven Joppich and Kristin Kolb, Secrest Wardle
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:35 p.m., and closed at 7:45 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 8, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $365,324.80
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $287,324.35
5. Approved motion to authorize Independence Township Fire Department to purchase three (3) medium Chevrolet chassis at a cost of $127,317.00
6. Approved motion to accept and approve for a First Reading, Amended Final PUD Site Plan (PC file #2004-042), Top Notch Management, LLC-Fred Ritter, Petitioner (Water Tower Self Storage), SE corner Sashabaw Road and Waldon Road, 08-27-201-007, 024, 025 and 026
7. Public Hearing: CIA ? Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan opened at 8:03 p.m.
8. Approved motion to adjourn Public Hearing on CIA to December 5, 2006.
9. Approved motion to table discussion on Capital Improvement Plan to December 19, 2005
10. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:34 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 11/29/06

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: December 19, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of December 5, 2006, meeting
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Blanket Purchase Requisition for 2007
d. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
e. Approval of 2nd and 3rd stage events at DTE Music Theater
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval for Oil Change Facility ? Vision Development of Michigan, Inc., Petitioner, Town Center Auto Wash, 5380 Sashabaw Road, East side of Sashabaw Road, South of Waldon Road, 1.10 acres, 08-27-201-022
New Business
1. Presentation ? Capital Improvement Plan
2. Presentation ? Corridor Improvement Authority
3. Annual Work Permit for MDOT
4. Appointments to Boards
5. Recommendation for acting Assessor
6. Infrared Imagers for Fire Department
7. Opticom Traffic Control System
8. First Reading of an Amendment to Chapter 16.5, Sewers and Sewage Disposal Ordinance
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the December 5, 2006, meeting to order at 7:34 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner
Absent: Dunn
There was a quorum.
Also Present : Susan Hendricks, Finance Director
Dick Carlisle, Carlisle/ Wortman
Steven Joppich and Kristin Kolb, Secrest Wardle
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:37 p.m
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 21, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $816,959.99
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $816,067.24
d. Approval of 2007 Board Meeting Schedule
5. Approved motion to untable Public Hearing ‘CIA, Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan
6. Public Hearing for CIA opened at 7:39 p.m. and closed at 8:03 p.m.
7. Public Hearing for 2007 Budget opened at 8:04 p.m. and closed at 8:21 p.m.
8. Approved motion to grant noise abatement waiver for one hour to Waterford Hill Historic Classic Car on August 30, 2007.
9. Approved motion to table First Reading of Ordinance Adopting Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan for the Sashabaw Road Corridor Improvement Authority
10. Approved motion to approve 2007 Budget, as presented with ability to amend in 2007.
11. Approved motion to go into closed session at 10:05 p.m., to discuss AFSCME Union Contract.
12. Approved motion to reopen regular meeting at 11:35 p.m.
13. Rejected motion to approve AFSCME Contract
14. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 11:35 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 12/13/06

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #06-0033 Mock, Maurice, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS RECONSIDERATION OF CASE HEARD ON OCTOBER 4, 2006 REQUESTING 10? FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT COVERED FRONT PORCH
5421 Columbia St., Lot 106, R-1A
Goodrich Farm Sub.
08-26-304-011
Case#07-0001 McCarty, Timothy, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS THREE (3) FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCES (36?, 23? AND 15?) TO CONSTRUCT NEW BASEMENT/FOUNDATION AND RELOCATE EXISTING HOME ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
8580 Thendara Blvd. & Park Dr., Lots 24 & 25, R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club
08-12-357-011
Case#07-0002 Barker, Raymond, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 8? SETBACK VARIANCE BETWEEN BUILDINGS FOR PLACEMENT OF DETACHED ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (ALREADY EXISTS)
8905 Nepahwin Dr., Lots 4 & 5, R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club
08-11-431-008
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the December 19, 2006, meeting to order at 7:35 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
Also Present : Dick Carlisle, Carlisle/Wortman
Steven Joppich, Secrest Wardle
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:36 p.m. and no one spoke
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Meetings of November 14, 15, 29; and December 1, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run in the amount of $558,344.91
c. Purchase Orders in the amount of $349,375.24
d. Approval of 2nd and 3rd stage events at DTE Music Theater
e. Approval of Budget Adjustment ? Safety Path
5. Approved Second Reading and Adoption of Amended Final PUD Site Plan Approval for Oil Change Facility ? Vision Development of Michigan, Inc., Petitioner, Town Center Auto Wash, 5380 Sashabaw Road, East side of Sashabaw Road, South of Waldon Road, 1.10 acres, 08-27-201-022
6. Presentation for Capital Improvement Plan by Dick Carlisle of Carlisle /Wortman
7. Approved motion to grant Annual Work Permit for MDOT
8. Approved motion to reappoint Joan McCrary and Cheryl Karrick to the Planning Commission for a new term through 2009
9. Approved motion to appoint Joseph Lawrence to the ZBA for a new term through 2009
10. Approved motion to reappoint Thomas Andrews to the ZBA for a new term through 2009
11. Approved motion to appoint Bev Shaver as interim Director of Assessing, subject to a letter of understanding being drafted and signed
12. Approved motion to purchase Infrared Images for Fire Department
13. Presentation on Opticom Traffic Control System by Fire Chief Steve Ronk
14. Approved First Reading of an Amendment to Chapter 16.5, Sewers and Sewage Disposal Ordinance
15. Approved motion to go into closed session to discuss pending litigation at 8:56 p.m.
16. Approved motion to go back into open session at 10:00 p.m.
17. Approved motion to authorize our attorney to prepare and execute settlement paperwork for Lynch v. Independence Township
18. Approved motion to approve minutes of December 5, 2006, with correction.
19. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 10:05 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 12/27/06

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: January 2, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes
.7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of December 19, 2006
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of an Amendment to Chapter 16.5, Sewers and Sewage Disposal Ordinance
2. Opticom Traffic Control System
New Business
1. Approval of 2007 Engagement Letter with Plante & Moran
3. Salaries for non-union employees and elected officials
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. _________
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SASHABAW CAR WASH PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 83, as amended, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, for the purpose of amending the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development situated in Section 27 of the Township, in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance, as amended, to amend the site plan to add an oil change facility to the PUD and to amend the regulations for the development and use of the property.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1 of Ordinance
The approximately 1.35 acres of property in Section 27 of the Charter Township of Independence known as Parcel 08-27-201-022, and more particularly described on the attached legal description (the ‘Property?), was previously re-classified in the Zoning Ordinance and on the Zoning Map as PUD, Planned Unit Development, subject to and in accordance with an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance adopted on February 3, 2004, inclusive of a Site Plan, Permit Conditions, Development Agreement and other documentation set forth in said amendment to the Zoning Ordinance (‘Original Sashabaw Car Wash PUD Ordinance?).
Section 2 of Ordinance
An amendment to the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development is granted subject to, and all development and use of the Property shall be under and in conformity with, the Original Sashabaw Car Wash PUD Ordinance, and PUD Documents and the following amendments to the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development Site Plans, Permit Conditions, Development Agreement and PUD Affidavit:
1. The Amended Site Plans, dated April 13, 2006, as revised to-date, and only as approved by the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees.
2. The First Amendment to Permit Conditions for the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development.
3. The First Amendment to Development Agreement for Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development.
4. Any and all conditions of approval of the Independence Township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission pertaining to the proposed amendments to the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development.
5. Recordation with the Oakland County Register of Deeds Office of an Affidavit by the owner of the Property prior to commencement of construction and prior to the sale of any property in the as yet undeveloped portions/phases of the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development Property, containing the legal description of the entire project, specifying the date of approval of the amendment to the Sashabaw Car Wash Planned Unit Development and declaring that all future development of the Property has been authorized, restricted and required to be carried out in accordance with the original Ordinance, as amended.
Section 3 of Ordinance
Amended only as specified in this Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance, including without limitation the Original Sashabaw Car Wash PUD Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 4 of Ordinance
The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days from the date of publication, unless a notice of intent to file a petition requesting submission of this Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors is filed within seven (7) days of publication. If the notice of intent is filed within seven (7) days of publication, the Ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days from the date of publication, unless a petition determined to be adequate by the Township Clerk is filed within thirty (30) days of publication, the Ordinance shall be submitted to a vote of the Township electors, and if approved, the effective date of the Ordinance will be the date that voter approval is determined. A petition requesting submission of this Ordinance to a vote of the township electors shall be deemed adequate by the Township Clerk if it is signed by a number of registered electors residing in the portion of the Township outside the limits of cities and villages equal to not less than fifteen (15%) percent of the total vote cast for all candidates for governor at the last preceding general election at which a governor was elected.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
By: Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
INTRODUCED: 11/8/06
ADOPTED: 12/19/06
EFFECTIVE: 1/4/07
PUBLISHED: 12/1/06 and 12/27/06
Property Description Exhibit
A Part of the NW ? of the NE ? of Section 27, T4N, R9E, Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan; More particularly described as commencing at the North ? Corner of Section 27, thence S 01? 41? 28? E 455.00 FT. along the N-S ? line to the Point of Beginning; Thence N 87? 47? 32? E 318.87 FT.; Thence S 01? 41? 28? E 184.43 FT.; Thence S 87? 47′ 32? W 318.87 FT. to a point on the N-S ? line of Section 27; Thence N 01? 41? 28? W 184.43 FT. along said ? line to the point of beginning, which property is subject to this Declaration, and is referred to herein as the ‘Property.?
Parcel Identification Number 08-27-201-022

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the January 2, 2007, meeting to order at 7:33 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
Also Present : Linda Richardson, DPW Director
Steve Ronk, Fire Chief
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:34 p.m. and closed at 7:37 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Meetings of December 19, 2006
b. Accounts Payable Check Run
c. Purchase Orders
5. Approved Second Reading and Adoption of Amendment to Chapter 16.5, Sewers and Sewage Disposal Ordinance
6. Approved motion to table purchase of Opticom Traffic Control System until March 6, 2007
7. Approved motion to approve 2007 Engagement Letter with Plante & Moran
8. Approved motion to table issue of salaries for non-union employees and elected officials until after budget workshops
9. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 8:37 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 1/10/07

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: January 16, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library1
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of January 2, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Request to amend date of Waterford Hill Historic Classic Car Race
Unfinished Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption of Amended Final PUD Site Plan, Top Notch Management, LLC ? Fred Ritter, Petitioner (Water Tower Self Storage)
New Business
1. Approval of Unattended Child Policy
Closed Session ? Legal Opinion
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its meeting on January 2, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees held the second reading and approved an Amendment to Chapter 16.5 of the Township’s Sewers and Sewage Disposal Ordinance, which Amendment is summarized below. A true copy of the adopted Ordinance can be inspected or obtained at the office of the Charter Township of Independence Clerk, 90 North Main Street, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346.
summary of ordinance CODE amendments
Section 1 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article I, Section 16.5-3 has been amended to include five additional definitions alphabetically, including: Available Cyanide, Best Management Practices (BMP), Quantification Level, Total PCB, and Total Phenolic Compounds.
Section 2 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 1, Section 16.5-52(b)(1) has been amended to provide for specific pollutant prohibits as set forth in Appendix C.
Section 3 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 1, Section 16.5-52(b)(2) has been amended to provide new limitations on pollutants in wastewater discharge.
Section 4 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 1, Section 16.5-52(b) has been amended to require that a compliance report be submitted within (180)-days after the effective date of this ordinance demonstrating compliance or noncompliance with new pollutant limitations.
Section 5 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 1, Section 16.5-52(o) has been amended to include a provision encouraging industrial users to implement pollution prevention programs and indicates that such a program may be required in certain circumstances.
Section 6 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 1, Section 16.5-59 (d) has been added to set forth certain particular circumstances which may require the industrial user to implement pollution prevention initiatives and demonstrate compliance. The following subsections have been re-lettered accordingly.
Section 7 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 1, Section 16.5-59 (f) has been amended to change a reference from Subsection (f) to Subsection (e).
Section 8 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 16.5-60 Appendix A has been amended to add the terms Centralized Waste Treatment, Copper Forming, Landfills, Metal Products and Machinery, Transportation Equipment Cleaning, and Waste Combustors to the existing list in Appendix A, alphabetically.
Section 9 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 16.5-60 is amended to add Appendix B.
Section 10 of Ordinance
Chapter 16.5, Article IV, Division 16.5-60 is amended to add Appendix C.
Section 11 of Ordinance
Repeals existing provisions only to the extent that they conflict with this amendment.
Section 12 of Ordinance
Severs invalid or unconstitutional parts of the ordinances saving those that are valid.
Section 13 of Ordinance
Provides for the effective date of the Ordinance Amendment.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
BY: SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, CLERK
Introduced: 12/19/06
Adopted: 1/2/07
Published: 1/10/07
Effective: 1/10/07

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #07-0003 Biondo, Michelle, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 6? AND A REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 8?6? TO REPLACE PART OF FOUNDATION AND CONSTRUCT SECOND STORY ADDITION TO NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
8753 Lakeview Blvd., Lot 27, R-1A
Sunny Beach Country Club Sub
08-12-376-028
Case #07-0004 Orler, Paul, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO ALLOW SECOND ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (900 SQ FT), SIZE VARIANCE OF 176 SQ FT NEEDED
9635 Dartmouth Rd., Lots 121 & 122, R-1A
Round Lake Woods
08-02-478-040
Case #07-0005 Pass, Kent, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 1?3? TO REBUILD HOME WITH ATTACHED GARAGE PLUS SIZE VARIANCE OF 20 SQ FT FOR GARAGE ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
4716 Clinton, Lot 26, R-1A
Oakland Ridge Sub
08-34-405-024
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the January 16, 2007, meeting to order at 7:31 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:33 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of Meetings of January 2, 2007
b. Accounts Payable Check Run
c. Purchase Orders
5. Approved Second Reading and Adoption of Amended Final PUD Site Plan, Top Notch Management, LLC ? Fred Ritter, Petitioner (Water Tower Self Storage)
6. Approved motion to offer Group Voluntary Term Life Insurance to all employees
7. Approved motion to adopt Unattended Child Policy for Library
8. Approved motion to form subcommittee to study possible reuse of the South Sashabaw Elementary School on Maybee Road as a Senior Center.
9. Approved motion to apply for FY 2008 SMART Specialized Services Grant
10. Approved motion to apply for SMART vehicle
11. Approved motion to enter into closed session at 8:54 p.m. to discuss pending litigation
12. Approved motion to reopen regular meeting at 9:35 p.m.
13. Approved motion to authorize the removal of dangerous buildings on Mann and Clintonville Road to make the property safe, allow the Building Director to modify the contract for a lesser amount; to have assurances that the LLC owns the property, that the signatory for the LLC is authorized to sign the contract and that there is no subordination of lien, and once prepared, authorize the Clerk and Supervisor to sign the contract.
14. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:35 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 1/24/07

State Of Michigan
County Of Oakland
Charter Township Of Independence
Ordinance No. 83 Ordinance Amending The Top Notch Management
Planned Unit Development
An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 83, As Amended, The Charter Township Of Independence Zoning Ordinance, For The Purpose Of Amending The Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development Situated In Section 27 Of The Township, In Accordance With The Zoning Ordinance, As Amended, To Amend The Site Plan To Add An Additional Story To The Climate Controlled Unit Within The Pud And To Amend The Regulations For The Development And Use Of The Property.
The Charter Township Of Independence
Ordains As Follows:
Section 1 Of Ordinance
The Approximately 7.31 Acres Of Property In Section 27 Of The Charter Township Of Independence Known As Parcels 08-27-201-024, 08-27-201-025, 08-27-201-007 And More Particularly Described On The Attached Legal Description (The ‘Property?), Was Previously Re-classified In The Zoning Ordinance And On The Zoning Map As Pud, Planned Unit Development, Subject To And In Accordance With An Amendment To The Zoning Ordinance Adopted On March 21, 2006, Inclusive Of A Site Plan, Development Agreement And Other Documentation Set Forth In Said Amendment To The Zoning Ordinance (‘Original Top Notch Management Pud Ordinance?).
Section 2 Of Ordinance
An Amendment To The Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development Is Granted Subject To, And All Development And Use Of The Property Shall Be Under And In Conformity With, The Original Top Notch Management Pud Ordinance, And Pud Documents And The Following Amendments To The Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development Site Plans, Development Agreement And Pud Affidavit:
1. The Amended Site Plans, Dated August 28, 2006, As Revised To-date, And Only As Approved By The Charter Township Of Independence Board Of Trustees.
2. The First Amendment To Development Agreement For Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development.
3. Any And All Conditions Of Approval Of The Independence Township Board Of Trustees And Planning Commission Pertaining To The Proposed Amendments To The Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development.
4. Recordation With The Oakland County Register Of Deeds Office Of The First Amendment To Development Agreement By The Owner Of The Property Prior To Commencement Of Construction And Prior To The Sale Of Any Property In The As Yet Undeveloped Portions/Phases Of The Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development Property, Containing The Legal Description Of The Entire Project, Specifying The Date Of Approval Of The Amendment To The Top Notch Management Planned Unit Development And Declaring That All Future Development Of The Property Has Been Authorized, Restricted And Required To Be Carried Out In Accordance With The Original Ordinance, As Amended.
Section 3 Of Ordinance
Amended Only As Specified In This Ordinance, The Zoning Ordinance, Including Without Limitation The Original Top Notch Management Pud Ordinance Shall Remain In Full Force And Effect.
Section 4 Of Ordinance
The Provisions Of This Ordinance Shall Become Effective Eight (8) Days From The Date Of Publication, Unless A Notice Of Intent To File A Petition Requesting Submission Of This Ordinance To A Vote Of The Township Electors Is Filed Within Seven (7) Days Of Publication. If The Notice Of Intent Is Filed Within Seven (7) Days Of Publication, The Ordinance Shall Take Effect Thirty-one (31) Days From The Date Of Publication, Unless A Petition Determined To Be Adequate By The Township Clerk Is Filed Within Thirty (30) Days Of Publication, The Ordinance Shall Be Submitted To A Vote Of The Township Electors, And If Approved, The Effective Date Of The Ordinance Will Be The Date That Voter Approval Is Determined. A Petition Requesting Submission Of This Ordinance To A Vote Of The Township Electors Shall Be Deemed Adequate By The Township Clerk If It Is Signed By A Number Of Registered Electors Residing In The Portion Of The Township Outside The Limits Of Cities And Villages Equal To Not Less Than Fifteen (15%) Percent Of The Total Vote Cast For All Candidates For Governor At The Last Preceding General Election At Which A Governor Was Elected.
Certification
It Is Certified That The Foregoing Ordinance Was Duly Adopted By The Township Board Of The Charter Township Of Independence On The 16th Day Of January, 2007.
Charter Township Of Independence
By: Shelagh Vanderveen, Clerk
Introduced: 11/21/06
Adopted: 1/16/07
Effective: 2/1/07
Published: 1/24/07
Property Description Exhibit
Phase I Description
Part Of The Northwest 1/4 Of The Northeast 1/4 Of Section 27, T-4-n, R-9-e, Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan, Described As Beginning At A Point Located S 01?41?28″ E 455. 00 Ft Along The North-south 1/4 Line And N 87?47?32″ E 318.87 Ft From The N 1/4 Corner Of Section 27, T-4-n, R-9-e; Th N 87?47?32″ E 15.78 Ft; Th N 85?06?55″ E 436.69 Ft; Th S 01?51?01″ E 385.10 Ft; Th S 87?24?17″ W 452.91 Ft; Th N 01?41?28″ W 367.77 Ft To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 3.93 Acres.
Phase Ii Description
Part Of The Northwest 1/4 Of The Northeast 1/4 Of Section 27, T-4-n, R-9-e, Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan, Described As Beginning At A Point Located S 01?41?28″ E 395.00 Ft Along The North-south 1/4 Line And N 87?47?32″ E 333.00 Ft And N 85?10?50. E 438.96 Ft And S 01?44?50. E 60.00 Ft From The N 1/4 Corner Of Section 27, T-4-n, R-9-e; Th N 87?47?32″ E 362.00 Ft; Th S 52?33?00″ E 49.04 Ft; Th S 01?44?50″ E 273.37 Ft; Th S 87?30?30″ W 80.00 Ft; Th S 01?44?50. E 80.00 Ft; Th S 87?30?30″ W 320.00 Ft; Th N 01?44?50. W 386.11 Ft To The Point Of Beginning. Containing 3.38 Acres.
Also Including An Easement With Others For Ingress & Egress, And Public Utilities, Over And Across A Strip Of Land 60 Feet In Width Described As Beginning At A Point On The North-south 1/4 Line Of Said Section 27, Located S 01?41?28″ E 395.00 Ft From The North 1/4 Corner Of Section 27, T-4-n, R-9-e; Th N 87?47?32″ E 333.00 Ft; Th N 85?10?50″ E 438.96 Ft; Th S 01?44?50. E 60.08 Ft; Th S 85?10?50″ W 437.11 Ft; Th S 87?47?32″ W 334.91 Ft To A Point On The North-south 1/4 Line Of Section 27; Th Along Said North-south 1/4 Line N 01 ?41′ 28″ W 60.00 Ft To The Point Of Beginnin

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-020
Silverman Development Company, LLC, Petitioner
REQUESTS SPECIAL LAND USE APPROVAL
Culver’s ? Two (2) Additional Wall Signs
Sec. 5.04., 5.a., (1)
Special Land Use Request: Additional Wall Signs
Parcel Identification Number: 08-22-400-017 part of
Common Description: North East Sashabaw Road & I-75
Sashabaw Crossings
6 Acres, part of 12.64 Acres,
C-1 and OS-2 Zoning
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston Michigan, 48346, to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-002
Becker Properties Development, LLC, Petitioner
REZONING REQUEST AND
CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL
FOR BALLY CARRIG PUD
From: R-1B (Suburban Residential)
To: PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Intended Use: Single Family Residential Homes
Parcel Identification Numbers: 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Rd.), 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Rd.), and part of 08-15-351-004 (5855 Clarkston Rd.)
Common Description: Approximately 14 Acres, South of Clarkston Road, West of Sashabaw Road
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2007-001
Nudell Architects, Petitioner
REQUESTS SPECIAL LAND USE AND
CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR BANK WITH DRIVE THRU IN SASHABAW TOWN CENTER OVERLAY DISTRICT
Section 5.31. Subsection 5.31.2.d.
CHASE BANKING CENTER
Special Land Use Request: Bank with Drive Thru in Sashabaw Town Center Overlay District
Parcel Identification Number: 08-27-300-023 (08-27-300-013)
Common Description: North West Corner of Sashabaw Road and Maybee Road
Part of 3.43 Acres, C-2 Zoning
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: February 6, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of January 16, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
New Business
1. Emergency hiring for Engineer/Paramedic for Fire Department
2. Appointments to Board of Review
3. Purchase of Breathing Air Compressor for Fire Department
4. Discussion regarding cell phone and internet policy
Closed Session ? Labor Negotiations
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2007-004
TEXT AMENDMENTS TO ZONING ORDINANCE #83
An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 83 of the Charter Township of Independence, as amended, being the ‘Zoning Ordinance,? for the purposes of: (1) amending Subsection 5.31.2 regarding the standards and procedures applicable to developments within the district; and (2) amending subsection 5.31.5.h(2)(i) regarding the review of proposed buildings exceeding the maximum permitted size in the district.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston Michigan, 48346, to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-002
Becker Properties Development, LLC, Petitioner
REZONING REQUEST AND CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL
FOR BALLY CARRIG PUD
From: R-1B (Suburban Residential)
R-1R (Rural Residential)
To: PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Intended Use: Single Family Residential Homes
Parcel Identification Numbers: 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Rd.), 08-15-351-003 (5863
Clarkston Rd.), and 08-15-351-004 (5855 Clarkston Rd.)
Common Description: Supervisor’s Plat No. 5, Lots 1, 2, & 3, Approximately 15.36 Acres, South of Clarkston Road, West of Sashabaw Road
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the
following cases:
Case #07-0006 Able Mobile Housing, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO ALLOW MOBILE HOME AS TEMPORARY HOUSING ON PROPERTY WHILE EXISTING HOME IS REPAIRED (DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE)
5425 Cecelia Ann Ave., Lot 51, R-1A
Sunshine Acres
08-35-126-017
Case #07-0007 Slocum, Bret, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 25? FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE PLUS VARIANCE FOR PLACEMENT IN FRONT YARD FOR ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (ALREADY EXISTS)
8702 Mohican Dr., Lots 14-17, R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club
08-12-352-036
Case #07-0008 Fox Creek Associates, L.P., Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUEST VARIANCE TO ALLOW TWO TEMPORARY BANNERS ON BUILDING (ALREADY EXISTS)
4855 Fox Creek Dr., Building 9, R-2
The Village of Fox Creek Apartment Development
08-36-151-008
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: February 20, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of January 16, 2007 and February 6, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
New Business
1. First Reading, Planned Unit Development, McLaren Health Care Corporation, Greg Lane, Petitioner, McLaren Health Care Village at Clarkston, Bow Pointe Drive, East of Sashabaw Road, 78 acres, IOP and OS-2 Zone, 08-27-251-003, 08-27-276-002, 08-27-276-004, 08-27-251-004, 08-27-251-009, 08-27-251-008, 08-27-251-005, 08-27-252-001, 08-27-252-003, and 08-27-252-004
2. Investment Report
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the February 6, 2007, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: VanderVeen
There was a quorum.
1. Approved motion to appoint Dan Travis as acting Secretary.
2. Opening Statements and Correspondence
3. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
4. Public Forum
5. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting dated January 9, 2007
b. Accounts Payable Check Run
c. Purchase Orders
6. Minutes of previous meeting to be reviewed and approved at next meeting.
7. Approved motion to hire Carrie Millen-Erbe as a full-time Engineer-Paramedic within the organizational structure of the Fire Department, subject to her successfully passing a physical exam.
8. Approved motion to appoint Susan Aulgur, Henry Hogan and Terry Haran to the Board of Review for an additional two-year term per Bev Shaver’s memo.
9. Approved motion to authorize the Fire Department to enter into an agreement with Breathing Air Systems for the purchase and installation of equipment for a price not to exceed $50,921.00.
10. Tabled policy issues on Cell Phone Use and Electronic Communication and Internet Use Policy.
11. Approved motion to re-appoint Fred Roeser, Mike Spillum and David Lohmeier to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.
12. Approved motion to enter into Closed Session at 8:16 p.m.
13. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:35 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 2/14/07

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Independence Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Review will meet at the Township Fire Station #1 Training Room, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear year 2007 assessment appeals of value, classification and poverty on March 12, and 13, 2005 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on March 14, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The year 2007 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.
If you with to appeal your assessment, it is require that you have an appointment with he Board of Review. An appointment can be made through the Assessor’s Office at (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please use your parcel identification number when referring to your property so that your record can be quickly assessed.
Please not that taxes are levied against the TAXABLE VALUE.
Sincerely
Beverly Shaver, cmae3 acting assessor
Publish: Feb. 14, 21, 28

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Independence Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Review will meet at the Township Fire Station #1 Training Room, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear year 2007 assessment appeals of value, classification and poverty on March 12, and 13, 2005 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on March 14, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The year 2007 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.
If you wish to appeal your assessment, it is required that you have an appointment with the Board of Review. An appointment can be made through the Assessor’s Office at (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please use your parcel identification number when referring to your property so that your record can be quickly assessed.
Please note that taxes are levied against the TAXABLE VALUE.
Sincerely
Beverly Shaver, cmae3 acting assessor
Publish: Feb. 14, 21, 28

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the February 20, 2007, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended
3. Public Forum opened at 7:32 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Accounts Payable Check Run
b. Purchase Orders
5. Approved motion to recuse Mr. Kelly from deliberating on issue of McLaren Hospital.
6. Approved motion to recuse Mr. Dunn from deliberating on issue of McLaren Hospital.
7. Approved First Reading, Planned Unit Development, McLaren Health Care Corporation, Greg Lane, Petitioner, McLaren Health Care Village at Clarkston, Bow Point Drive, East of Sashabaw Road, 78 acres, IOP and OS-2 Zone, 08-27-251-003, 08-27-276-002, 08-27-276-004, 08-27-251-004, 08-27-251-009, 08-27-251-008, 08-27-251-005, 08-27-252-001, 08-27-252-003, and 08-27-252-004
8. Approved motion to reaffirm Investment Policy.
9. Approved motion to have language included in McLaren PUD stating the height allowance is a one time exemption.
10. Approved motion to immediately advertise for lifeguards and to make a budget adjustment allowing for opening of Deer Lake Beach.
11. Approved motion to set a minimum of 20% and a maximum of 40% for Fund Balance.
12. Approved motion to accept recommendations of Finance Director for 2007 Budget Amendments in her memo dated 2/20/07, with the exception of the decrease in the Treasurer’s office.
13. Approved motion to table minutes of 1/16/07, 2/6/07 and 2/13/07.
14. Approved motion to enter into executive session at 12:00 a.m. to discuss AFSCME Contract negotiations.
15. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 12:02 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: February 28, 2007

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: March 6, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of January 16, 2007, February 6, 2007, February 13, 2007, and February 20, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
New Business
1 Cell Phone and Internet Use Policies
2. Annual Spring Clean-up and Household Hazardous Waste
3. Reorganization
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Independence Board of Review will meet for its organizational session, MCL 211.29(1), at Township Hall’s Office of the Assessor on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Review will meet at the Township Fire Station #1 Training Room, 6500 Citation Drive, Clarkston, Michigan to hear year 2007 assessment appeals of value, classification and poverty on March 12, and 13, 2005 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on March 14, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The year 2007 tentative equalization ratio is 50%, and the estimated multiplier is 1.0000 for all property classifications.
If you with to appeal your assessment, it is require that you have an appointment with he Board of Review. An appointment can be made through the Assessor’s Office at (248) 625-8114 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please use your parcel identification number when referring to your property so that your record can be quickly assessed.
Please not that taxes are levied against the TAXABLE VALUE.
Sincerely
Beverly Shaver, cmae3 acting assessor
Publish: Feb. 14, 21, 28

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
At a regular meeting of the Independence Township Board held on February 20, 2007, the Township Board authorized a First Reading of a rezoning request from IOP (Industrial Office Park) and OS-2 (Office Service Two) to PUD (Planned Unit Development), McLaren Health Care Corporation, Greg Lane, Petitioner, Bow Pointe Drive, East of Sashabaw Road, 78 Acres, 08-27-251-003, 08-27-276-002, 08-27-276-004, 08-27-251-004, 08-27-251-009, 08-27-251-008, 08-27-251-005, 08-27-252-001, 08-27-252-003, and 08-27-252-004, as follows:

Published: February 28, 2007 Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #07-0009 Wheeler, Robert and Miranda, Petitioners
APPLICANT REQUESTS REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 6? TO CONSTRUCT DECK
7250 Village Drive North, Unit 20, PUD
Village Park at Stonewood
08-30-401-018
Case #07-0010 Flynn, Matthew, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO EFFECTUATE SPLITTING OF PROPERTY (LACKS REQUIRED WIDTH AT THE SETBACK LINE)
9985 Hadley Rd., Acreage, R-1R
08-05-426-002
Case #07-0011 Gosley, Daniel, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 13? TO CONSTRUCT THREE SEASON ROOM ON NON-CONFORMING LOT OF RECORD
9267 Seneca Dr., R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club Lots 27, 28 & 29
08-11-277-010
Case #07-0012 Chase Bank, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE FOR SIGNAGE ON ATM STRUCTURE(MACHINE/CANOPY)
5601 Sashabaw Rd., C-2
08-27-300-016
Case #07-0013 Mollicone, Robert, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS VARIANCE TO REFACE EXISTING GROUND SIGN TO ALLOW FOR REAL ESTATE (OFF PREMISE) SIGN PLUS VARIANCE FOR SIZE
I-75 and Sashabaw Rd., Acreage, REC
Pine Knob Golf Course
08-22-400-008
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the March 6, 2007, meeting to order at 7:35 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as submitted.
3. Public Forum opened at 7:39 p.m. and closed at 8:05 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Accounts Payable Check Run
b. Purchase Orders
c. Minutes of February 13, 2007
5. Approved motion to approve Cellular Phone Use Policy
6. Approved motion to approve Amendment to the Township’s Record Retention Schedule: Electronic Mail Retention
7. Approved motion to approve Electronic Communications and Internet Use Policy
8. Approved motion to authorize DPW Director to seek bids for a 3-year contract covering the 2007, 2008, 2009 annual spring clean-up.
9. Approved motion to continue discussion for the next four months on the matter of the Township Manager form of government.
10. Approved motion to table minutes of February 20, 2007
11. Approved motion to approve minutes of February 6, 2007
12. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:52 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: March 14, 2007

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: March 20, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of February 20, 2007 and March 6, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval of MERS OPEB Resolutions
New Business
1. First Reading, Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, regarding Community Wastewater Utility Systems
2. First Reading of an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 20 to establish regulations applicable to Community Wastewater Utility Systems
3. First Reading of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 20 regarding permit fees for fire hydrant usage, meter bypass regulations, fees for testing malfunction meters, and water and sewer connection fees, charges and regulations
4. First Reading of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 2, Article III, Section 2-31(a) for the purpose of authorizing certain officials and employees to issue appearance tickets and other citations
5. First Reading, Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, proposed Keyholing Ordinance
6. First Reading, Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, Section 5.31, Subsections 5.31.2 and 5.31.5h(2)(i), Sashabaw Town Center Overlay District
7. 2007-2008 Safety Path Recommendations
8. City of the Village of Clarkston and Independence Township Consolidation Issues
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Supervisor Wagner called the March 20, 2007, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Wagner, Dunn
Absent: None
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended, with moving item #7 to #1.
3. Public Forum opened at 7:39 p.m. and closed at 8:05 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Accounts Payable Check Run
b. Purchase Orders
c. Minutes of February 20, 2007 and March 6, 2007
d. Approval of MERS OPEB Resolution
5. Approved motion to approve 2007-2008 Safety Path Recommendations, with the exception of Light Standards
6. Approved motion to introduce and approve for first reading text amendment to Zoning Ordinance 83A-07-01, regarding Community Wastewater Utility Systems
7. Approved motion to introduce and approve for first reading Ordinance 2007-02 amending Chapter 20 to establish regulations applicable to Community Wastewater Utility Systems
8. Approved motion to introduce and approve for first reading Ordinance 2007-03 amending Chapter 20 regarding permit fees for fire hydrant usage, meter bypass regulations, fees for testing malfunction meters, and water and sewer connection fees, charges and regulations
9. Approved motion to introduce and approve for first reading Ordinance 2007-04 amending Chapter 2, Article III, Section 2-31(a) for the purpose of authorizing certain officials and employees to issue appearance tickets and other citations
10. Approved motion to form a sub-committee to review Keyholing Ordinance
11. Approved motion to table First Reading, Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, proposed Keyholing Ordinance, pending sub-committee’s report
12. Approved motion to introduce and approve for first reading Zoning Ordinance 83A-07-02, Section 5.31, Subsections 5.31.2 and 5.31.5h(2)(i), Sashabaw Town Center Overlay District
13. Board Discussion of City of the Village of Clarkston and Independence Township Consolidation Issue where no action was taken
14. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 10:28 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: 3/28/07

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: April 3, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of March 20, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
New Business
1. Request for contribution for road paving projects
2. Approval of 2007 Road Chloride Program
3. Permission to hire Laborer for DPW
4. Permission to purchase mower
5. Sale of Fire Department ‘Special Responses Vehicle? to Brandon Township
6. Approval of Ambulance Construction by Wheeled Coach, Inc.
7. Renewal of Fire Dispatch Contract with Oakland County Sheriff
8. Software purchase for Fire Department
9. Independence Township Fire Department Staff Vehicle
10. Board consideration of County Application for Feasibility Study regarding the Township of Independence and the City of the Village of Clarkston consolidation and/or sharing resources
Only those matters that are listed on the Agenda are to be considered for action. A majority vote of the Board members may add or delete an agenda item.

Notice Of Close Of Registration
For The Election To Be Held On
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 For
Charter Township Of Independence
Oakland County, Michigan
Clarkston Community Schools ?
Member Of The Board Of Education ?
Vote For Two ? Four Year Term
Lake Orion Area School District –
Member Of The Board Of Education ?
Vote For Two ? Four Year Term
To The Qualified Electors Of The Charter Township Of Independence, County Of Oakland, State Of Michigan.
Notice Is Hereby Given That The Independence Township Clerk’s Office, The Oakland County Clerk’s Office And All Secretary Of State Offices Will Be Open:
Monday, April 9, 2007
Last Day To Register
From 8:00 A.m. Until 5:00 P.m.
For The Purpose Of Receiving Applications For The Registration Of The Qualified Electors In Independence Township Not Already Registered.
The May 8, 2007 Election Will Be Conducted In All Voting Precincts Of The Charter Township Of Independence For The Purpose Of Electing Candidates To Boards Of Education For Clarkston Community Schools And Lake Orion Area School Districts.
Shelagh Vanderveen
Independence Township Clerk’s Office
90 North Main Street
Clarkston, Mi 48346
(248) 62

Notice Of Close Of Registration
For The Election To Be Held On
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 For
Charter Township Of Waterford
Oakland County, Michigan
Clarkston Community Schools ?
Member Of The Board Of Education ?
Vote For Two ? Four Year Term
To The Qualified Electors Of The Charter Township Of Waterford, County Of Oakland, State Of Michigan.
Notice Is Hereby Given That The Waterford Township Clerk’s Office, The Independence Township Clerk’s Office, The Oakland County Clerk’s Office And All Secretary Of State Offices Will Be Open:
Monday, April 9, 2007
Last Day To Register
From 8:00 A.m. Until 5:00 P.m.
For The Purpose Of Receiving Applications For The Registration Of The Qualified Electors In Waterford Township Not Already Registered.
The May 8, 2007 Election Will Be Conducted In All Voting Precincts Of The Charter Township Of Waterford For The Purpose Of Electing Candidates To Boards Of Education For Clarkston Community Schools.
Shelagh Vanderveen
Independence Township Clerk’s Office
90 North Main Street
Clarkston, Mi 48346
(248

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Special Meeting
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 7:30 PM at The Independence Township Hall, Supervisor’s Office, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following case:
Case #07-0014 Rouse, Patrick and Michelle, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS FRONT YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 2?6? AND SIDE YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 6? (HOME RELOCATED AND PLACED ON NEW FOUNDATION)
5365 Sunnyside Dr., West 100? of Lot 59, R-1A
Sunshine Acres
08-35-176-020
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Clerk VanderVeen called the April 3, 2007, meeting to order at 7:36 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Dunn
Absent: Wagner
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as amended with removing item #7
3. Public Forum opened at 7:39 p.m. and closed at 7:40 p.m.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
Minutes of March 27, 2007
5. Approved motion for 5% contribution for road paving project on Simler and Phalen Court
6. Approved motion to table 2007 Road Chloride Program
7. Approved motion to hire Jeffry Teal at $14.96 per hour, effective April 9, 2007 for DPW
8. Approved motion to purchase mower at a price not to exceed $9,000
9. Approved motion to authorize Fire Department to sell Special Response Vehicle to Brandon Township for $125,000
10. Approved motion to start construction of ambulances, waive bid process and transfer money from fund balance
11. Approved motion to purchase software at a price not to exceed $37,157 with an annual maintenance fee of $4,650
12. Approved motion to purchase 2007 Ford Expedition EL for Fire Department
13. Approved motion to approve draft application to County’s Capital and Cooperative Initiative’s Revolving Fund
14. Approved motion to approve Minutes of March 20, 2007 with corrections
15. Approved motion to approve purchase orders and accounts payable check run
16. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:55 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published:

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Independence Township Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 7:30 PM at the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 to hear the following cases:
Case #07-0007 Slocum, Bret, Petitioner
(Tabled March 7, 2007)
APPLICANT REQUESTS 5? REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE AND 5? SIDE YARD SET BACK VARIANCE FOR RELOCATION OF EXISTING ACCESSORY STRUCTURE NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE
8702 Mohican Dr., Lots 14-17, R-1A
Thendara Park Country Club
08-12-352-036
Case #07-0015 Raymond, Joel, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS 29? SETBACK VARIANCE FROM FUTURE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, 32? SIDE YARD VARIANCE PLUS PLACEMENT IN FRONT YARD FOR DETACHED GARAGE
9779 Ortonville Rd., Part of Lot 4, R-1R
Supervisor’s Plat No. 10
08-05-300-055
Case #07-0016 Stawara, Jerome and Kathleen, Petitioner
APPLICANT REQUESTS REAR YARD SETBACK VARIANCE OF 23? TO CONSTRUCT ADDITION ON NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE
8204 Stickney Rd., 3.01 Acres, R-1R
08-11-401-007
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUESTS MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Respectfully submitted,
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2007-006
Earl Daup Signs LTD, Petitioner
REQUESTS SPECIAL LAND USE APPROVAL
Kroger ? Additional Wall Sign
Sec. 5.04., 5.a., (1)
Special Land Use Request: Additional Wall Sign for Drive Thru Pharmacy
Parcel Identification Number: 08-32-201-010
Common Description: 6625 Dixie Highway
Clarkston Oaks
9.01 Acres, C-3
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
90 NORTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 69
CLARKSTON, MI 48347-0069
WWW.TWP.INDEPENDENCE.MI.US
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: April 17, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of April 3, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval to Purchase a Township Server
e. West Nile Reimbursement Resolution
Unfinished Business
1. Reorganization
2. Approval of 2007 Road Chloride Program
New Business
1. Bid Award Spring Clean-up/Household Hazardous Waste
2. First Reading, Resolution to establish a policy regarding Township Financial Contributions to Special Assessments Road Projects
The Charter Township of Independence will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at (248) 625-5111.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Accuracy Test
The Charter Township of Independence announces a Public Accuracy testing of the computer program for the Election on May 8, 2007.
The testing will be held on April 25, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Independence Township Supervisor’s Office, 90 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
Published: 4/11/07 Charter Township of Independence

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston Michigan, 48346, to consider the following:
FILE PC #2006-002
Becker Properties Development, LLC, Petitioner
REZONING REQUEST AND CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL
FOR BALLY CARRIG PUD
From: R-1B (Suburban Residential)
R-1R (Rural Residential)
To: PUD (Planned Unit Development)
Intended Use: Single Family Residential Homes
Parcel Identification Numbers: 08-15-351-002 (5879 Clarkston Rd.), 08-15-351-003 (5863 Clarkston Rd.), and 08-15-351-004 (5855 Clarkston Rd.)

Common Description: Supervisor’s Plat No. 5, Lots 1, 2, & 3, Approximately 15.36 Acres,
South of Clarkston Road, West of Sashabaw Road
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
90 NORTH MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 69
CLARKSTON, MI 48347-0069
WWW.TWP.INDEPENDENCE.MI.US
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
Date and Time: May 1, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of April 17, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval of Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Committee
Unfinished Business
1. Sub-committee Update on Keyholing
2. Inter-Municipal Agreement – Softwater Village – Springfield Township/Oakland County Drain Commission.
3. Second Reading, Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2, Article III, Section 2-31 (a)
4. Final Report, Senior Citizen Center Makeover at South Sashabaw Elementary School
New Business
1. Comcast Franchise Agreement
2. Water and Sewer Rate Study
3. Request to purchase equipment for public computer lab for the Library.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston Michigan, 48346, to consider the following:
Wetlands File #W2007-003 McLaren Health Care, Gregory Lane, Petitioner
REQUESTS WETLAND AND NATURAL FEATURE
CONSIDERATION THAT IMPACTS APPROXIMATELY
1.61 ACRES OF REGULATED WETLAND FOR
THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTION OF AN
AMBULANCE DRIVE AND PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALKS
Proposed Development – Health Care Campus with Hospital,
Medical Office Buildings, and Related Retail Uses
PC File #2006-001
70 Acres, PUD Zoning
Bow Pointe Drive, East of Sashabaw Road
08-27-251-003 (5688 Bow Pointe Dr.), 08- 27-251-005 (5690 Bow Pointe Dr.), 08-27-251-009, 08-27-252-001 (5725 Bow Pointe Dr.), 08-27-252-003 (5689 Bow Pointe Dr.), 08-27-252-004 (5629 Bow Pointe Dr.), 08-27-252-005, 08-27-276-002, and 08-27-276-004
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
David Belcher, Department Director
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Clerk VanderVeen called the April 17, 2007, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Dunn, Wagner
Absent:
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as submitted.
3. Public Forum.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda, with the exception of d. Township Server, to be moved to the end of the meeting:
a. Minutes of April 3, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval to Purchase a Township Server
e. West Nile Reimbursement Resolution
5. Discussion and Presentation by Mr. Richard Wilson, Manager of Delta Township on issue of Reorganization
6. Approved motion to untable 2007 Road Chloride Program
7. Approved motion to approve Oakland County Road Commission to administer road chloride program
8. Approved motion to award bid to ESO and Waste Management for Spring Clean-up
9. Approved motion to approve Resolution Regarding Township Financial Contributions to Special Assessments Road Projects
10. Approved motion to approve purchase and installation of Windows Township Server
11. Approved motion to adjourn regular meeting at 9:40 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Independence Township Planning Commission, Oakland County, Michigan, will hold a Public Hearing on: Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
At Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346 to consider the following:
FILE PC #2007-007
Custom Sign Center Inc., John Gavin, Petitioner
REQUESTS SPECIAL LAND USE APPROVAL
Tim Horton’s – Additional Wall Sign
Sec. 5.04.m 5.a., (1)
Special Land Use Request: Additional Wall Sign
Parcel Identification Number: 08-27-400-037
Common Description: 5700 Maybee Road
Regency Independence Center
Condominium, Unit 6
Sashabaw Town Center
Overlay District
0.81 Acres, C-2 Zoning
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE REQUEST MAY BE EXAMINED at the Township Building Department during regular business hours. Written comments may be sent to the Planning Commission c/o the Independence Township Building Department, 90 N. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346 prior to the Public Hearing/Meeting. For further information call (248) 625-8111.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Clerk
The Township will provide the necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at a public hearing/meeting upon advance notice in writing or by calling the Township Building Department (248) 625-8111.

ELECTION NOTICE
MAY 8, 2007 FOR
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
LAKE ORION SCHOOL DISTRICT
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Election will be held in
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
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:

NUMBER POLLING LOCATION
12&15 BAILEY LAKE ELEMENTARY
8051 Pine Knob Road
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR LAKE ORION COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
FOUR YEAR TERM, VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN (2)
SHELAGH VANDERVEEN, INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP CLERK

SYNOPSIS
TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
Clerk VanderVeen called the May 1, 2007, meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., at the Independence Township Library.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Rosso, VanderVeen, Wenger, Travis, Kelly, Dunn
Absent: Wagner
There was a quorum.
1. Opening Statements and Correspondence
2. Approval of the Agenda, as submitted.
3. Public Forum.
4. Approval of the Consent Agenda:
a. Minutes of April 17, and April 24, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
d. Approval of Clarkston Area Youth Assistance Committee
5. Discussion on Keyholing
6. Approved motion to approve terms of the Inter-governmental Agreement between the Independence, Springfield and Oakland County
7. Approved motion to approve and adopt Second Reading of Ordinance No. 2007-04, amending Chapter 2, Article III, Section 2-31(a) of the Independence Township Code and repealing prior unnecessary or inconsistent ordinances.
8. Final Report, Senior Citizen Center Makeover at South Sashabaw Elementary School
9. Approved motion to approve Resolution Adopting Rate and Fee Schedule for the Independence Water and Sewer System
10. Approved motion to approve and adopt Second Reading of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 20 of the Charter Township of Independence Code of Ordinances and adoption of Resolution to amend Water and Sewer Rates
11. Approved motion authorize Clerk to send letter to Comcast advising of deficiencies in Agreement
12. Motion to approve purchase of 16 computers and 1 Universal Power Supply for Library
13. Motion to adjourn at 9:21 p.m.
Shelagh VanderVeen
Township Clerk
Published: May 9, 2007

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING
AGENDA
Date and Time: May 15, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Place: Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346

1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Roll Call
4. Opening Statements and Correspondence
5. Approval of Agenda
6. Public Forum ? Individuals in the audience have the opportunity to address the Township Board on an issue that is not on the agenda, limiting their comments to not more than three minutes.
7. Consent Agenda:
a. Approval of Minutes of May 1, 2007
b. Approval of Purchase Orders
c. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Run
Public Hearing
1. Reorganization ? Professional Manager for Independence Township
Old Business
1. Second Reading and Adoption, Planned Unit Development, McLaren Health Care Corporation, Greg Lane, Petitioner, McLaren Health Care Village at Clarkston, Bow Pointe Drive, East of Sashabaw Road, 78 acres, IOP and OS-2 Zone, 08-27-251-003, 08-27-276-002, 08-27-276-004, 08-27-251-004, 08-27-251-009, 08-27-251-008, 08-27-251-005, 08-27-252-001, 08-27-252-003, and 08-27-252-004
2. Second Reading, Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance #83, regarding Community Wastewater Utility Systems
3. Second Reading of an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 20 to establish regulations applicable to Community Wastewater Utility Systems
4. Independence Township/City of the Village of Clarkston sharing resources update
5. Capital Improvement Plan
New Business
1. Purchase request for new registration software for Parks and Recreation
2. Fund Balance Designation
3. Renewal of Fire Dispatch Contract with Oakland County Sheriff
4. Replace Truckster Safety Path
5. AT&T Franchise Agreement

STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDINANCE NO. 83A-07-03
AMENDMENT TO
ORDINANCE GRANTING THE McLAREN HEALTH CARE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
(Text and Map Amendment to Zoning Ordinance)
An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 83, as amended, the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinance, for the purpose of re-classifying certain property situated in Section 27 of the Township to PUD, Planned Unit Development, in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance, and to provide regulations for the development and use of such property.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1 of Ordinance
The approximately 74.4 acres of property in Section 27 of the Charter Township of Independence, having parcel numbers 08-27-251-003, 08-27-276-002, 08-27-276-004, 08-27-251-004, 08-27-251-009, 08-27-251-008, 08-27-251-005, 08-27-252-001, 08-27-252-003, and 08-27-252-004 and known as the McLaren Health Care PUD, and more particularly described on the attached legal description (the ‘Property?), is hereby reclassified in the Zoning Ordinance and on the Zoning Map, from IOP, Industrial Office Park, to PUD, Planned Unit Development, subject to and in accordance with this amendatory ordinance.
Section 2 of Ordinance
This amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is granted subject to, and all improvement and use of the Property shall be subject to and in conformity with, the following:
(A) Article XXV of the Independence Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended.
(B) The PUD Plans for the McLaren Health Care Planned Unit Development, as revised to date, and only as approved by the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees on the date of adoption of this Ordinance Amendment by the Independence Township Board of Trustees.
(C) The Permit Conditions for the McLaren Health Care PUD.
(D) The Development Agreement for the McLaren Health Care Planned Unit Development.
(E) The Declaration of Covenants, Easements and Restrictions and Conservation Easement for the McLaren Health Care Planned Unit Development to be submitted to the Township by the owner of the Property and recorded in accordance with the Permit Conditions and Development Agreement.
(F) Any and all conditions of the approval of the Independence Township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission pertaining to the McLaren Health Care Planned Unit Development as reflected in the official minutes of such meetings.
(G) All applicable Township ordinances and all design standards for the Sashabaw Corridor Town Center Area of the Township, of which this Planned Unit Development is a part.
(H) Recordation with the Oakland County Register of Deeds Office of an Affidavit by the owner of the Property upon this Ordinance becoming effective, containing the legal description of the Property, specifying the date of approval of the Planned Unit Development, and declaring that all future development of the Property has been authorized, restricted and required to be carried out in accordance with this Ordinance.
(I) All applicable Township ordinances and all Township design standards.
Section 3 of Ordinance
Amended only as specified in this Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 4 of Ordinance
The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective eight (8) days from the date of publication, unless a notice of intent to file a petition requesting submission of this Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors is filed within seven (7) days of publication. If the notice of intent is filed within seven (7) days of publication, the Ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days from the date of publication, unless a petition determined to be adequate by the Township Clerk is filed within thirty (30) days of publication. If an adequate petition is filed within thirty (30) days of publication, the Ordinance shall be submitted to a vote of the Township electors, and if approved, the effective date of the Ordinance to a vote of the Township electors shall be deemed adequate by the Township Clerk if it is signed by a number of registered electors residing in the portion of the Township outside the limits of cities and villages equal to not less than fifteen (15%) percent of the total vote cast for all candidates for governor at the last preceding general election at which a governor was elected.
CERTIFICATION
It is certified that the foregoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Independence on May 15, 2007.
Shelagh VanderVeen, Township Clerk
INTRODUCED: 2/20/07
ADOPTED: 5/15/07
PUBLISHED: 5/9/07
EFFECTIVE: 5/17/07
REZONED PROPERTY DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT
LEGAL DESCRIPTION – OVERALL PARCEL
Part of the East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, T.4N., R.9E., Independence Township, Oakland County, Michigan, described as:
Beginning at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 27; thence along the East-West 1/4 line of said section 27 as monumented, S88?23?42″W, 1330.17 feet to a found concrete monument; thence continuing along said East-West 1/4 line as monumented, S88?15?40″W, 1263.69 feet to the east line of Sashabaw Road (60 feet half width); thence along said east line, N01?07?14″W, 33.00 feet; thence leaving said east line, N88?15?40″E, 204.01 feet; thence N01?07?14″W, 165.01 feet; thence S88?15’40″W, 204.01 feet to the aforementioned east line of Sashabaw Road (60 feet half width); thence along said east line, N01?07?14″W, 542.32 feet to a point on the north line of Bow Pointe Drive (variable width); thence along said north line, N87?01?07″E, 114.97 feet; thence continuing along said north line, S81?43?07″E, 128.00 feet to a point on the north line of Bow Pointe Drive (70 feet wide); thence along said north line, N87?01?07″E, 131.01 feet; thence leaving said north line, N00?30?14″W, 364.60 feet; thence S86?49?46″W, 44.13 feet; thence N01?07?26″W, 236.65 feet; thence N88?17?07″E, 946.95 feet; thence N01?06?15″W, 503.95 feet; thence N01?25?43″W, 263.61 feet to the southerly line of Interstate-75 Highway (variable width); thence 922.16 feet along said southerly line on the arc of a curve to the left, having a radius of 5926.58 feet, a central angle of 08?54?54″, and a chord bearing S58?22?54″E, 921.23 feet; thence leaving said southerly line of Interstate-75, S01?35?00″E, 839.62 feet; thence 88.60 feet along the arc of a curve to the right, having a radius of 77.00 feet, a central angle of 65?55?51″, and a chord bearing S22?57?06″E 83.80 feet; thence N88?25?00″E 497.97 feet to a point on the east line of said section 27 as monumented; thence along said east line of Section 27, S01?35?00″E, 668.01 feet to the Point of Beginning; containing 77.993 acres more or less, and subject to easements and restrictions of record, if any.