Orion Twp. Board of Trustees – Jan. 21, 2020 meeting synopsis





Called meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. All Members present.

Invocation, Clerk Penny Shults. All rose for Pledge of Allegiance.

Bill Schramm was honored as January Citizen of the Month.

Presentation was heard regarding Detroit Institute of Arts.

Presentation was heard regarding the ONTV 10th annual food drive.

Approved payment of bills in the amount of $1,939,215.74, and payrolls of $288,812.03. Total disbursement of funds of $2,228,027.77.

Approved Agenda, as presented.

Approved Consent Agenda, as presented.

Approved Minutes, Regular Meeting, January 6, 2020, as presented.

Received and filed Orion Library Board of Trustees letter regarding DDA capture.

Approved request to hire three firefighters per the approved positions in the 2020 budget.

Approved Community Service Agreements with Orion Area Youth Assistance and North Oakland Community Coalition and authorized the Supervisor and Clerk to sign once financial information on funds from 2019 are provided.

Authorized Township Supervisor to close Township Buildings (except for fire stations) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and direct the Clerk to post closings.

Authorized purchase of a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Double Cab with additional equipment, at a cost of $38,707.00.

Authorized purchase of a 2020 John Deere Gator Maintenance Vehicle, at a cost of $7,832.70.

Approved request to advertise for sealed bids for Civic Center Playground Renovation, Friendship Park Baseball Field Lighting (Fields #1 & #4), Accessible Walking Trails, Alberici Lodge/Birch Grove Lodge Roofing & Siding, Orion Center Audio updates.

Authorized tuition reimbursement for Conner Reiter in an amount not to exceed $1,559.25, contingent upon all requirements as listed in the tuition reimbursement policy.

Approved creating a part-time position of Clerk – Building Department with a start rate of $15.88 per hour, no benefits, and authorized posting/advertising the position.

Approved revised job description, changing it from “Clerk – Public Services/Building” into “Clerk – Public Services”, and approved Kristine Gordon’s transition from the shared position, at her current rate of pay, effective immediately.

Approved Accounting Controller to the make the necessary $780,000.00 budget adjustment with funds to come from the Water & Sewer Fund Balance (moving existing funds from 2019 to 2020).

Authorized the 2020 membership for SEMCOG and the payment of $4,805.00 in annual dues.

Approved renewal of peddler/solicitor license for Steven McGrath under Ord. 95.

Approved facility use compensation rate for churches/non-profit polling locations at $200.00 per election totaling $3,600.00 in 2020, and authorized the necessary budget adjustments.

Approved the Transportation Alternatives Program Construction Work agreement with the Road Commission for Oakland County, and authorized the Supervisor to execute same.

Approved first reading of amendments to Orion Township’s Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine Products, and Vapor Products Ord 158 and directed the Clerk to publish in accordance with state law, and hereby set the second reading for February 18, 2020.

Approved Resolution to Oppose the 2020 Regional Transit Authority Millage Proposal, and authorized the Clerk to certify and file same.

Received and filed Police and Fire Reports, as presented.

Received and filed Orion Township Public Library Strategic Plan

Received and filed preliminary financial statements.

Meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

Penny S. Shults, Clerk

Publish: 01/29/2020 Chris Barnett, Supervisor 


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