TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE
May 10, 2017
A. A Regular Budget Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 7:00 PM at Independence Township Hall.
B. The Pledge of Allegiance was given
C. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, Aliaga, Loughrin, Ritchie, Schroeder
There was a quorum present.
Also Present: Matt Bleau, Independence Television Video Manager; Leanna Cole, Deputy Supervisor; Kim Feigley, Director of Assessing; Wendy Hillman, Finance Director; David McKee, DPW Director; Lt. Larry Perry, Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept.; Renée Poole, Fire Department Budget Business Manager; Mitch Petterson, Fire Chief; Derek Smith, PR&S Director; Rick Yaeger, Budget & Operations Analyst
Absent: David Belcher, Building Department Director
D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: As amended by relocating Budget Session Item 1. d. Millage/Headlee Reductions BEFORE Budget Session Item 1. c. Fund Overviews.
E. BUDGET SESSION:
1. Discussion and Setting of Township Wide Budget Goals: 2018 – 2019 – 2020 [Motion #2016-12-212]
a. Overview & Goals
b. Budget Assumptions
c. Millage/Headlee Reductions: Mr. Yaeger distributed a worksheet prepared by Kim Feigley, Director of Assessing; Value Projections – Estimated Tax Revenues
d. Fund Overviews
e. Finance Related Activity
f. Budget Enhancements: Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Guidelines: Wendy Hillman, Finance Director provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding this topic.
g. Proposal to Modify Budget Meeting Times
h. What Have We Missed?
F. BOARD/PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: Trustee Ritchie, Derek Smith, Trustee Loughrin
G. PUBLIC COMMENT: None
H. PUBLIC HEARING: None
I. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS: None
J. CARRYOVER / POSTPONED AGENDA ITEMS: None
K. CONSENT AGENDA: None
L. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA: None
M. REGULAR BUSINESS: None
N. COMMUNICATIONS / FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS / REPORTS: None
O. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: None
P. ADJOURNMENT: The Regular Meeting adjourned at 8:31 PM
Barbara A. Pallotta, CMC
Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017