General Membership Meeting
September 13, 2005
President Niland called meeting to order
at 12:50 p.m.
The program for today was a Round Table Discussion on the
use of PODS (metal storage containers). Most communities
regulate them with the use of their Zoning Ordinances by
identifying them as accessory structures. They then have
to comply with the Zoning Ordinance as far as location on
the site. The use of the PODS does not seem to be a major
problem in most Cities.
Motion by member Penn, seconded by member Pumphrey to approve
the minutes of August 09, 2005 meeting as presented. The
Treasurer Martin reported we have 12,762.28 in our checking
account and $19,455.96 in our savings account. A motion
was made by member Haluska and supported by member Wiggle
to approve the Treasurer’s Report. The motion Carried/Unanimous.
The Fall Conference will be held October 11, 2005 in Novi.
The cost is $20.00 for the lunch. There is no cost for the
conference itself. Assistant City Attorney, Susan Lancaster
from the City of Troy and Judge Carniak from the 52-3 District
Court will be on hand to hold Court on civil infractions
and criminal prosecutions.
President Niland announced the Xmas Luncheon will be held
again at Cranks. Vice President Gysel made a motion that
we spend $1,500.00 for gift cards for members. The motion
was supported and seconded. The motion Carried/Unanimous.
Member Underhill made a motion to support
the Katrina Effort by our organization donating $l, 000.00
to the Red Cross or Salvation Army. Member Blazak supported
the motion with the stipulation to donate to Salvation Army.
The motion Carried/Unanimous.
Member Chambers made a motion that we
also send a $1,000.00 to the American Red Cross. The motion
was supported and Carried/Unanimous.
Vice-President Gysel requested that people
put some thought into the White Elephant give exchange for
the Xmas Meeting. She stated it should be fun and that you
shouldn’t go buy something to give away but find something
around your home.
President Niland read the Thank You note
from Phil Mannio’s family. She also announced that
member Bruce Phillips from Inkster passed away in August.
50/50 Drawing: Members of Sterling Heights and Chesterfield
Township were winners of the 50/50 drawing.
Lunch Drawing: Member Martin of Warren won the lunch drawing.
President Niland accepted a motion to adjourn the meeting
at 1:45 p.m.