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General Membership Meeting
September 13, 2005
Warren, Michigan

President Niland called meeting to order at 12:50 p.m.

PROGRAM
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.

REVIEW OF MINUTES
Motion by member Penn, seconded by member Pumphrey to approve the minutes of August 09, 2005 meeting as presented. The motion Carried/Unanimous.

TREASURER’S REPORT
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.

OLD BUSINESS
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.

NEW BUSINESS
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.

Submitted by:
Marlene Struckman
Secretary