MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016 @ 7 pm
will be the first Board of Trustees meeting with the new board members: Dani Walsh and Michael Schostak. Brian Kepes will now be Treasurer. Swearing in ceremony was 11-21-16.
The agenda: (also found at end of this blog)
The most important thing to view is the BOARD PACKET 11/28/16 for all the supporting detail provided by the township. 227 pages. go to: http://bloomfieldtwpmi.minutesondemand.com
My comments on this agenda and information copied from the township website/ board packet:
Savoie is trying to silence the public. A resolution to change how public comment is done at the meetings. I often comment on most issues because the township either fails to reveal all information necessary for complete understanding of the issues or false information is being given. If this resolution is passed... my comments will not be heard. How can we ask questions or add more information? Answer: we won't if this is passed.
See agenda #2. in pdf board packet pp 44-49
Surprise: another Hubbell, Roth, Clark project. See agenda # 4 Appears to be competitively bid but the other bidders had no real chance as HRC already has no bid contract work that overlaps the new project being bid and HRC has been basically the exclusive contractor for the past 3 decades or more.
Savoie is continuing the no-bid contract scenario: See agenda #5 Safety Paths in pdf board packet pp 60-63
This is similar to what the township did for Rizzo contract... for Bidigare contract... for Gypsy Moth contract... and the list goes on and on and on.
More costs coming to your water and sewer bills/ another 20 year Bond See Agenda # 6 pdf in board packet pp 64-136
EESD (Engineering and Environmental Services Dept) Annual Report Agenda # 7 pdf pp 137-164
MORE increases in fees: Agenda #8 pdf pp 168-168 Water tap/meter charges. Packet does NOT show what the fees were when approved in 2005. So increase % amt. is unclear
48th District Court 2017 Budget and reports: Bl. Twp is the landlord and improvement are needed on the building. More costs to the taxpayers for this? Agenda #9 pdf pp 169-193
Preliminary Budget for 2017-2018 Agenda # 10 pdf pp 194-213 This is the first look for the Trustees and the public. Take a good look now. What you see is probably what you'll get. More collected in property tax. Will your house be one of many with the increase to your property's value? So much to say here. Stay tuned.
Payroll and Voucher list Agenda #11.. pdf pp 214-223 How can the Trustees and/or the public know what account these expenses are debited from? You don't and the Trustees don't , and Savoie likes it that way.