PAID PUBLIC NOTICE

FRENCHTOWN

CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD WORKSHOP

MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 16, 2016

A Board Workshop Meeting of the Frenchtown Charter Township Board was held on August 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Township Hall, 2744 Vivian Road, Monroe, Michigan.

PRESENT: SUPERVISOR-Jim McDevitt, CLERK-Mark J. Baker, TREASURER-Rhonda Sommers, TWP. ATTORNEY-Kerry Bondy, TRUSTEE-Jack Lindquist, Sr., TRUSTEE-Kraig Yoas, TRUSTEE-Hedwig Kaufman, TRUSTEE-Donald Lingar-EXCUSED.

Deputy Clerk Jessica Burt; Utility Director Rich Weirich; Township Engineer Barry Buschmann; Building Official Joe Lehmann and Electrical Inspector Roger Morgan were present.

Supervisor McDevitt declared there was a quorum at 10:00 AM

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA: An additional agenda item 10a, Discussion – Tiny Homes.

MOTION #16.200 - AGENDA APPROVED: Motion made by Mrs. Sommers; seconded by Mr. Yoas to approve the August 16, 2016 Agenda as amended. A voice vote was taken. Motion carried 6-0

MOTION #16.201– APPROVAL OF AUGUST 16, 2016 CONSENT AGENDA: Motion made by Mr. Lindquist; seconded by Mrs. Kaufman to approve the August 16, 2016 Consent Agenda as presented. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. Baker-Yes; Mr. LindquistYes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mrs. Sommers-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes. Motion carried 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:

a) August 9, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes

b) Invoices Paid between August 10, 2016 to August 12, 2016

c) Invoices Paid on August 16, 2016

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

MOTION #16.202 – SONGCO/HIND WATER MAIN RELOCATION AGREEMENT: Motion made by Mr. Yoas; seconded by Mrs. Sommers to approve the Water Main Relocation agreement as presented. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mr. Baker-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mrs. Sommers-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes. Motion carried 6-0.

DISCUSSION – WATER DEPARTMENT 2017 BUDGET WORKSHEET: The Board discussed the proposed 2017 Water Department Budget.

DISCUSSION – BUILDING OFFICIAL EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT: Mr. Lehmann requested to go into closed session.

MOTION #16.203 – CLOSED SESSION – OPEN MEETINGS ACT 8 (A) TO DISCUSS PROPOSED CONTRACT/PERFOMANCE: Motion made by Mrs. Sommers; seconded by Mr. Baker to go into Closed Session as requested by Joseph Lehmann under Open Meetings Act Section 8 (a) for the purpose of discussion of the proposed contract/performance and to include Township Attorney Kerry Bondy and Deputy Clerk Jessica Burt. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. Baker-Yes; Mrs. Sommers-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes. Motion carried 6-0. This vote was taken at 11:23 AM.

MOTION #16.204 – ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION/APPROVE CLOSED SESSION MINUTES/ RECONVENE TO REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Motion made by Mrs. Sommers ; seconded by Mr. Baker to approve the minutes of the closed session and to reconvene in open session. A voice vote was taken. Motion carried 6-0. This vote was taken at 12:05 PM.

MOTION #16.205 – BUILDING OFFICIAL EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT: Motion made by Mr. Yoas; seconded by Mr. Lindquist to approve the Building Official’s proposed contract as presented to be effective from August 12, 2016 to August 12, 2019. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. Baker-No; Mrs. Sommers-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-No; Mr. Yoas-Yes. Motion carried 4-2.

DISCUSSION – TINY HOMES: The Board discussed Tiny Homes.

MOTION #16.206 – INSPECTOR AGREEMENTS: Motion made by Mr. Yoas; seconded by Mr. Lindquist to approve the revised Inspector Agreements as presented by the Building Official and to provide written notice to the Inspectors as required before said Agreements go into effect. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mr. Baker-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mrs. Sommers-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes. Motion carried 6-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

MOTION #16.207 – MOTION TO ADJOURN: Motion made by Mr. Lindquist; seconded by Mrs. Sommers to adjourn the August 16, 2016 Board Workshop Meeting at 12:46 PM. Motion carried 6-0.

       Mark J. Baker – Clerk

James A. McDevitt – Supervisor

AUGUST 27, 2016