Friday, November 25, 2011

Proposed 2012-2013 Township Budget To Be Discussed: Mon. 11/28 @ 7pm

Hi All,
There is a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 7 pm.   The Township will present the 2012-2013 preliminary budget.  That proposed budget is in the BOARD PACKET found on the Township website. This is the taxpayers first look at what the Township leaders are proposing for the next fiscal year.  Plan on reviewing it this weekend and attending the meeting on Monday for more details and discussion.  You will have 3 minutes to comment.  There will not be a final vote on the budget as that vote traditionally comes in March.  Keep in mind that a 2.5 public safety millage expires in 2012.  If the Township proposes a renewal... but that fails, what contingencies are planned?

There is a new look to the Bloomfield Township website as it relates to the AGENDAS of the various public meetings.
The link that takes you to agendas is still there, but that page no longer gives the date of the meeting which is very unfortunate.  If you go to the above listed site, you then must click on the "Agenda and Board Packet" words which then takes you to another link which is "Welcome to Minutes On Demand".

The Township CHANGED the website.   Here is some "helpful information" from the new site.

In an attempt to better serve the residents, we have created a searching tool that will allow you to view AGENDAS and MINUTES. Not only will you be able to look at the current meeting information but you will be able to search past meetings for specific meeting detail.


Archives are saved as PDF files. Adobe Reader is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To access PDF files you need Adobe Reader installed. If you do not have Adobe Reader on your computer, you can download it below.

Just in case you have trouble getting Adobe Reader downloaded to your computer, here is the:

Board of Trustees meeting agenda for MONDAY, November 28, 2011.

1. Approve Board Minutes of November 14, 2011
2. Consider Approval to Rescind Class C Liquor License Resolution for the Butterfly Group – Presented by Captain Steve Cook, Police Department
3. Consider Approval of Class C Liquor License Resolution for Honey Tree (Lindos Enterprises) – Presented by Captain Steve Cook, Police Department
4. Consider Award of Bid for Refurbishment of Emergency Vehicle – Presented by Fire Chief Piche’
5. Introduction of 2012 – 2013 Preliminary Budget – Presented by Supervisor Savoie
6. Consider Approval of the 2012 Budget for the 48th District Court – Presented by Supervisor Savoie
7. Consider Approval of the 2012 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule – Presented by Clerk Roncelli
8. Approve Payroll and Vouchers for 11/28/2011
9. Public Comment

Once you are at the site of:  Minutes On Demand,   also click on Board Packet found under Board of Trustees.  This is where all the details to be discussed at the meeting can be found.  The  PDF file of the Board Packet can be viewed two different ways.  In the header bar you will see the words: Layout  or Files.  The board packet automatically appears as Layout.  If you click the word Files...I think it is so much easier to read.  Try it out.  Choose the format (layout or files) that suits you best.

There are 36 pages to print if you want a hard copy of the preliminary proposed budget.
This is the first time the actual budget figures are given for the audited 2010-2011 budget. 
The actual figures for 2009-2010 have gone off the budget page.

Fire Department on Agenda for Equipment on/in a Vehicle
Please read agenda #4....award department vehicle refurbishment....
The first sentence in board packet letter says, "...department has acquired a "delivery" style truck...."  
My first thoughts:  How did the Township "acquire" the truck?  Gift? Bought? Cost? When? new vs used vehicle? etc.  What did the truck cost? 
The "refurbishing", if approved, will cost: $146,373.17.  
Was any of this in the #978 vehicle purchase budget?

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