The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting at 7 AM, October 5, 2011 to appoint new members for the vacant positions at the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Supervisor Leo Savoie, according to Township law, was required to make the appointment for the Planning Commission with the full Board then voting on that appointment. The Zoning Board of Appeals process was slightly different. All members of the Board of Trustees could nominate a candidate, with full Board needing to approve the appointments.
Ms. Lisa Seneker was appointed by Supervisor Leo Savoie to fill the remainder of the vacant term on the Planning Commission. The full Board of Trustees voted unanimously for that appointment. The Planning Commission vacancy was created when Ms. Sherry Stefanes resigned as a result of the legal department noting that an employee of the Township may not have a position on either the Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals. Ms. Seneker's new position on the Planning Commission expires January 1, 2012. Ms. Seneker is also a current member of the Zoning Board of Appeals (Jan. 2014) and will remain in that position, as Township law requires one person to be a member on both Boards.
The two vacant positions on the Zoning Board of Appeals created by the appointment of Ms. Corinne Khederian to a Trustee position and the resignation of Ms. Sherry Stefanes have been filled by Ms. Carol Rosati and Ms. Tracy Leone. The motion to appoint the two current alternates, Ms. Rosati and Ms. Leone, of the Zoning Board of Appeals to the regular positions on that Board was unanimous. Their new positions have a January 1, 2013 expiration date.
Since the two alternates moved up, that created two new vacancies on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Both new vacant positions are as alternates on the ZBA. After discussion of several candidates and one motion that failed, the Board of Trustees nominated and appointed Mr. Justin Winkleman and Ms. Pamela Williams in separate motions for the alternate positions on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Their term as alternates will expire on January 1, 2014.
All the new appointees need to be sworn in before commencing their new positions. Congratulations.
Because this was a special meeting of the Board of Trustees and decisions were made at this meeting, the video taping of this meeting can be seen on Cable 15 and on the Township website:
The exact schedule for viewing on cable and website was not known at this time.
There are several positions on both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals that are due to expire January 1, 2012. Those appointments are traditionally made and voted on at the (2011) December Board of Trustee meeting. The process to appoint for those positions was not answered at this meeting.