Frenchtown Township 5/19/2020 meeting minutes

PAID PUBLIC NOTICE

FRENCHTOWN

CHARTER TOWNSHIP

BOARD WORKSHOP

MEETING MINUTES MAY 19, 2020

A Regular Meeting of the Frenchtown Charter Township Board was held on May 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Township Hall, 2744 Vivian Road, Monroe, Michigan.

PRESENT: SUPERVISOR-Jim McDevitt, CLERK-Kyle Bryant, TREASURER-Julie Ellison, TWP. ATTORNEY-Kerry Bondy, TRUSTEE-Al VanWashenova, TRUSTEE-Jack Lindquist, Sr., TRUSTEE-Kraig Yoas, TRUSTEE-Hedwig Kaufman.

Deputy Clerk, Jessica Burt; Fire Chief, Wendy Stevens; Utility Director, Richard Weirich; Human Resources Generalist, Meagan Russell and 1other person were in attendance.

Supervisor McDevitt declared there was quorum at 10:00 am.

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA: Correct Agenda Item #10 going into Closed Session under 8A.

MOTION #20.122 – AGENDA APPROVAL: Motion made by Mrs. Ellison; seconded by Mr. Bryant to approve the May 19, 2020 Agenda as amended. A voice vote was taken. Motion carried 7-0.

MOTION #20.123 – APPROVAL OF MAY 19, 2020 CONSENT AGENDA: Motion made by Mrs. Kaufman; seconded by Mr. Lindquist to approve the May 19, 2020 Consent Agenda. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. Bryant-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mrs. Ellison-Yes; Mr. VanWashenova-Yes. Motion carried 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA:

a) May 12, 2020 – Regular Board Meeting Minutes

b) Invoices Paid between May 13, 2020 to May 15, 2020

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

MOTION #20.124 - DISCUSSION – JEFFERSON SCHOOLS PROJECT: Motion made by Mr. Yoas; seconded by Mr. Bryant to approve contracting with Mannik & Smith for the Jefferson Schools water main engineering with the understanding that address a cost savings plan as requested by Director, at a cost not to exceed $24,725.00. A roll call vote was taken. Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. VanWashenova-No; Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mr. Bryant-Yes; Mrs. Ellison-Yes. Motion carried 6-1.

MOTION #20.125 - DISCUSSION – PLANT DRAIN/SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT: Motion made by Mrs. Kaufman; seconded by Mrs. Ellison to approve contracting with Monroe Plumbing & Heating to replace the drain and sewer lines at the Water Treatment Plant at a cost not to exceed $186,000.00. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. VanWashenova-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mr. Bryant-Yes; Mrs. Ellison-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes. Motion carried 7-0.

MOTION #20.126 – CLOSED SESSION: Motion made by Mrs. Ellison; seconded by Mr. Bryant to go into Closed Session under Open Meetings Act Section 8(a) with Utility Director Weirch and to include the Township Attorney , Human Resources Generalist and Deputy Clerk. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. VanWashenova-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mrs. Ellison-Yes; Mr. Bryant-Yes; Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes. Motion carried 7-0. This vote was taken at 10:35 am.

MOTION #20.127 – ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION / APPROVE CLOSED SESSION MINUTES /

RECONVENE TO BOARD WORKSHOP MEETING: Motion made by Mrs. Kaufman; seconded by Mr. VanWashenova to approve the minutes of the closed session and to reconvene in open session. A voice vote was taken. Motion carried 7-0. This vote was taken at 10:58 am.

MOTION #20.128 – UTILITY DIRECTOR’S CONTRACT: Motion made by Mr. Yoas; seconded by Mr. Lindquist to approve the Utility Director’s three year contract with the following changes to the salary as follows: year 1-$95,000.00; year 2-$98,000.00 and year 3-$101,000.00 with the 401A contribution to remain at 10% percent. A roll call vote was taken. Mr. McDevitt-Yes; Mrs. Kaufman-Yes; Mr. Yoas-Yes; Mr. Lindquist-Yes; Mr. VanWashenova-Yes; Mr. Bryant-Yes; Mrs. Ellison-Yes. Motion carried 7-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

MOTION #20.129 – ADJOURNMENT: Motion made by Mr. Lindquist; seconded by Mrs. Ellison to adjourn the May 19, 2020 Regular Board Meeting at 11:39 AM. A voice vote was called. Motion carried 7-0.

                    Kyle Bryant-Clerk

James A. McDevitt-Supervisor

JUNE 4, 2020