Brandon Township

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
To amend that zoning ordinance and map for proposed rezoning of parcel A (03-35-151-027) and Parcel B (03-35-151-028) from RE Rural Estate to R1A Single Family Residential
Chapter 46, Article I. Section 46-6, Definitions. Building height.
Amend this section to modify how building heights are measured to have a maximum height of any structure at 35 feet.
Chapter 46, Appendix A. Figures. Section 2.
Delete this figure for measuring heights of structures to match the above amendment
Chapter 46, Article II, Section 46-166 Change reference section from 46-38 to 46-37. There is no 46-38
Chapter 46, Article III, Section 46-215, Schedule of regulations
Amend table by deleting inappropriate footnotes and inserting others to meet the current ordinance and the proposed amendments
Chapter 46, Article III, section 46-216 (i) Footnotes to schedule of regulations deleting reference to section 10.04 and adding section 46-363.
Chapter 46, Article IV, Section 46-242 (1)(g). Accessory buildings and structures.
Amend this section to modify heights of accessory buildings and structures to be compatible with the modification of 46-6.
Chapter 46, Article IV, Section 46-242(1)(e). Accessory buildings and structures.
Amend this section to correct a numbering error referencing another section.
Chapter 46, Article IV, Section 46-282 (b) (2) a. Regulation of animals.
Amend this section to allow horses to be regulated as other Class II animals.
Adoption: 4/7/14
Published: 4/12/14
Effective: 4/14/14
Complete text of the proposed ordinance amendments can found on the Brandon Township website www.brandontownship.us or at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office located at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI. For further information please contact the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 4-12-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
April 7, 2014
Call to order: 7:00 PM.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as amended.
2) Citizen Comments: Received comments addressing Enbridge Energy request to extend work hours. Received comment addressing funding for senior center trip transportation.
3) Approved the amended consent agenda containing the following:
a. Regular Minutes of March 3, 2014.
b. Special Meeting Minutes of February 26, 2014.
c. Regular Bills in the amount of $27,658.61.
d. Prepays in the amount of $247,180.51.
e. Trustee timesheets in the amount of $1,140.00.
f. Special Meeting Minutes of March 26, 2014
4) Denied Enbridge Energy extended work hours; stipulating 7:00 am to 8:00 pm only. Adopted separately, after second readings, each of the following Amendments to the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, MI:
a) Amendment rezoning Parcels 03-35-151-027 & 03-35-151-028 to R1-A.
b) Amendment to 46-6.
c) Amendment to Appendix A, Sec. 2.
d) Amendment to Section 46-166 (b).
e) Amendment to Chapter 46, Sec. 46-215.
f) Amendment to 46-216 (i).
g) Amendment to 46-242, Sec. (1) g.
h) Amendment to 46-242, Sec. (1) e.
i) Amendment to 46-282, Sec. (b) (2) a.
5) Approved 2014 Dust Control Program with Oakland County Road Road Commission.
6) Approved hiring of part-time janitor applicant Wendi Hardin.
7) Approved hiring part-time police clerical applicant Gary Godschalk.
8) Authorized termination of enhanced township listing with Super Media.
9) Citizen Comments – Received information on Oakland County Recreation Assistance Program transportation. Received comments from Boy Scout Troop 139, attending for Citizenship in the Community merit work.
10) Adjourned 8:46 PM.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 4-12-14

PUBLIC NOTICE
Charter Township of Brandon
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
2013 Program Year
Brandon Township is requesting sealed bids under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Guidelines to provide the following services for the 2013 program year.
Please bid on the following service listed below. Brandon Township has allocated $4,000.00 to reimburse a nonprofit agency for emergency food vouchers to be expended at the Ortonville Community Emergency Food Pantry, emergency food and or personal care vouchers to be expended at Cook’s Farm Dairy and or Bueche’s Food World II for low and moderate income families in Brandon Township.
Your bid will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. How familiar you are with Community Development Block Grant and HUD regulations.
2. Your capability to administer the program, intake and eligibility of low to moderate clients.
3. The dollar amount awarded for each personal care voucher per week per household.
4. The dollar amount awarded for each food voucher per week per household.
All sealed bids are due by 12:00 P.M. on April 30, 2014 to the Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen, at: 395 Mill Street. P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. on April 30, 2014 and submitted to the Brandon Township Board of Trustees the regular scheduled Board Meeting of May 5, 2014.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. The Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids at the designated meeting and to extend the bidding period.
Questions can be directed to the Brandon Township Clerk, (248) 627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 4-26-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
April 22, 2014
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma (arrived 8:00 P.M. with notice), DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, and Thurman the following actions were taken:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as amended.
2) Discussed Township Policies and Procedures in workshop format.
3) Deferred final police millage ballot language to a special meeting.
4) Approved Parks and Recreation Department staff purchases their own work apparel.
5) Approved the Qualified Voter File Grant Agreement with the State of Michigan.
6) Adjourned at 9:43 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 4-26-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
APRIL 28, 2014
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, DePalma, Lapp, Rumball and Thurman
1) Approved the meeting agenda as presented
2) Approved new police ballot language
3) Approved contract for CDBG Architectural Design Service Contract for flooring project at Edna Burton Senior Center
4) There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15PM
A full copy of the regular minutes of April 28th for 2014 Police Ballot Language and CDBG Architectural Design Services are available in the Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 5-3-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing May 27, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider for a ‘Special Use? approval in an RE Zoned District for parking, signage, and structures pursuant to GAAMP for Farm markets. Ordinance 46-204 (c) (8).
Parcel identification number: 03-11-200-025
Common Description: 4790 Oakwood Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 5-10-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 5, 2014
Members present: Allen, DeWitt, DePalma, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
Absent with notice: Darnall
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as presented.
2) Approved the Consent Agenda with the following:
1. Regular meeting minutes of April 7, 2014
2. Special meeting minutes of April 22, 2014
3. Special meeting minutes of April 28, 2014
4. Regular Bills in the amount of $9,206.63
5. Prepays in the amount of $236,773.60
6. Trustee timesheets in the amount of $1,520.00
3) Approved hiring Nichole Medlock as part-time Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer.
4) Approved hiring Amy Ferree as part-time Janitor for the Police Substation.
5) Approved an agreement with AccuMed Billing Services for the Fire Department.
6) Approved an agreement with ESO Solutions for the Fire Department.
7) Approved the Community Fireworks Display to be held June 21, 2014. (rain date, June 22)
8) Adopted an Oakland County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment Resolution.
9) Approved the Community Development Block Grant 2014 Emergency Service allocation to the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund (OCEF.)
10) Approved a resolution to purchase and receive reimbursement for mosquito control products under Oakland County’s 2014 West Nile Virus Fund Program.
11) Adjourned at 8:02 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 5-10-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing June 24, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider for a ‘Special Use? permit for a home occupation per ordinance 46-204 (c) (9) for on-line sales of fire arms and accessories.
Parcel identification number: 03-20-101-011
Common Description: 825 E. Glass Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting
Richard Lowthian, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 6-07-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 25, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeal.
Appeal # 006-14 Sidwell # 03-19-352-036
Name: Craig Worline
Location: 385 W. Glass
Request: Applicant requests a front yard setback variance of 17 feet to construct attached garage 18 feet from front property line. Per 46-215 Schedule of regulations 35 feet is required.
Appeal # 007-14 Sidwell # 03-16-351-006
Name: Christopher Johnson
Location: 951 S. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant needs a side yard variance of 12 feet to construct attached garage 13 feet from side property line. Per 46-215 Schedule of regulations 25 feet is required.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248-627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 6-07-14

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL MAINTENANCE OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES
Bid proposal is for a cemetery maintenance contract for the following properties.
Seymour Lake Cemetery Shurter Cemetery
Carmer Cemetery Eaton Cemetery
Bald Eagle Lake Cemetery Hummer Rock Site
The Contract term is 5 months. Contractor will be paid in monthly payments. Bid packets will be available on June 9, 2014 at the Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. Please call the Clerk’s office at 248-627-2851 if you have any questions regarding the Cemetery Maintenance Bid. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place. A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
Submit your bid proposal no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 to:
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street – P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462-0929
Bid opening will take place June 24, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at the Brandon Twp. Municipal Building.
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of two references. Please provide a current certificate of insurance with your bid proposal. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to ensure a mutual understanding.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Pursuant to Public Act 517 of 2012, individuals who have economic relations with Iran are prohibited from submitting bids on this project.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 6-07-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
June 2, 2014
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, DePalma, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as amended.
2) Approved the Consent Agenda containing the following:
a. Regular Minutes of May 5, 2014
b. Regular Bills in the amount of $20,864.06
c. Prepays in the amount of $509,663.54
d. Trustee timesheets in the amount of $380.00
3) Approved hiring Brenda Cadarette as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Planning and Building.
4) Approved contributing $1,000.00 to the cost of the 2014 fireworks, pending MTA approval.
5) Approved the Metro Act Right of Way Permit Extension Agreement with AT&T.
6) Approved the Intergovernmental Agreement providing a police liaison officer for Brandon Schools.
7) Postponed payment approval of Michigan Townships Association dues to the June 30, 2014 Special Meeting.
8) Approved the 2015-2017 Community Development Block Grant Cooperation Agreements and Resolution 239-14 renewing it for those years.
9) Approved Ehresman Associates, Inc. as the bidding and construction agent for the CDBG flooring project at the senior center in the amount of $2,640.00.
10) Approved hiring Thornberry Lawn Care, LLC as temporary maintenance contractor pending approval of a new contract for cemetery maintenance.
11) Adjourned at 8:33 PM.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 6-07-14

Public notice
Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE AUGUST 5, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION
To the Qualified Electors of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland:
Notice is hereby given that the last day to register for the August 5, 2014, Primary Election will be Monday, July 7, 2014. If you are not currently registered to vote or need to register at a new address, you may do so at the following locations and times:
In Person:
? Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Monday ? Friday 8:30am ? 5:00pm.
? County Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341, Monday ? Friday, 8:00am ? 4:30pm.
? Secretary of State Branch Offices.
? At specified agencies for clients receiving services through Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some offices of the Commission for the Blind.
? At military recruitment offices for persons who are enlisting.
By Mail:
? Voter Registration Application – Mail to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.
Note: Persons registering by mail are required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the state or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.
The election will be conducted in all voting precincts of the Charter Township of Brandon for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices:
State Governor
Congressional United States Senator and Representatives in Congress
Legislative Representative in State Legislature
County County Commissioner
Delegate Delegate to County Convention of the Republican and Democratic Parties
Full text of the State Proposal 14-1 and Township Police Millage proposal(s) may be obtained from:
Brandon Township Municipal Building
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone 248-627-2851
Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 6-21-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
June 30, 2014
Call to Order at 6:34 P.M.
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, DePalma, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as amended.
2) Held a Public Hearing for the Community Development Block Grant 2012 and 2013 Reprogramming.
3) Citizen Comments included asking for township support in paving a portion of Oakhill Road as well as future consideration to improve local trails used for hiking and bicycling.
4) Approved Michigan Township Association dues payment of $5,189.00.
5) Approved PY 2012 and PY2013 Community Development Block Grant Reprogramming Resolutions.
6) Approved advertising bidding on hay harvesting on the township’s Hadley Road property.
7) Discussed in workshop format the township’s Strategic Plan.
8) Adjourned at 9:21 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 7-05-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 23, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 008-14 Sidwell # 03-30-131-009
Name: James & Judith Johnston
Location: 2364 S. Island Dr.
Request: Applicant requests a variance from section 46-215 Schedule of regulations, Minimum yard setbacks, total side yard which requires 30 feet. Also a variance of 17?4″ feet would be required for the total side yard setback. Variances required because of ‘Non-Conforming lot of record? per section 46-491 (b) (1).
Appeal # 009-14 Sidwell # 03-35-300-002
Name: Thomas Trese
Location: 5390 Oakhill Road
Request: Applicant requests a side yard variance of 20 feet to build an accessory structure 5 feet from side property line per section 46-242 (1) f. 25 feet required.
Appeal # 010-14 Sidwell # 03-02-200-010
Name: Charles Burd
Location: 3595 Davison Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a side yard variance of 21 feet to put addition onto home 4 feet from side property line per section 46-242 (1) f. 25 feet required.
Appeal # 011-14 Sidwell # 03-30-127-009
Name: Michael Ezyk
Location: 2140 Dunwoodie
Request: Applicant requests a side yard variance of 8 feet to construct deck 2 feet from side property line and requesting a variance of 15 feet to construct a walk way 20 feet from front property line per section 46-215 of a ‘Non-Conforming lot of record? per section 46-491 (b) (1)
Appeal # 012-14 Sidwell # 03-12-227-007
Name: Sylvia Runyon
Location: 5870 Oakwood Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory structure in the front of the home per section 46-242 (1) c.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 7-05-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 7, 2014
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
Members absent: None
Present:
1) Approved Agenda as Amended.
2) Approved Consent Agenda as Amended, Which Contained the Following Items:
? Regular Meeting Minutes of June 2, 2014
? Regular Bills in the Amount of $58,873.77
? Pre-pays in the Amount of $277,331.63
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $1,330.00
3) Approved Supervisor – 2013 Audit Report
4) Approved Clerk – CDBG Award Flooring Bid
5) Approved rejecting the bid from Thornberry Lawn Care, LLC on the CDBG Cemetery contract and allow the clerk to hire a lawn maintenance company for no more than $400 per week until a new contract is awarded
6) Approved taking no action on Oakland County 2014 Foreclosed properties
7) Approved postponing discussion of Special Meeting Minutes of June 30, 2014
8) Meeting Adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 7-12-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
ACCURACY TEST FOR THE
PRIMARY ELECTION
AUGUST 5, 2014
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the August 5, 2014 Primary Election has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM, the alternate day if necessary will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:30 AM in the Township Municipal Meeting Room, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI. 48462.
The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and computer that will be used to tabulate the results of the election and counts the votes in the manner prescribed by law.
Candee Allen, Clerk
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462-0929
248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 7-26-14

Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION
AUGUST 5, 2014
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Charter Township of Brandon
To the Qualified Electors of the Brandon Township, County of Oakland:
Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held in the Brandon Township, County of Governor, United States Senator 26District, Representative in Congress 8District, State Oakland on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the purpose of electing candidates for the following offices: Governor, United States Senator 26th District, Representative, in Congress 8th District, State Senator 14th District, Representative in State Legislature 46th District, County Commissioner 3rd District, Delegate to County Convention.
And to vote on the following proposals
14-1 Amendatory Act to Reduce State Use Tax and Replace with A Local Community Stabilization Share to Modernize the Tax System to Help Small Businesses Grow and Create Jobs.
Township Police Millage
The polling place locations for said election are as follows:
Precinct #1, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South Street
Precinct #2, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South Street
Precinct #3, Oakwood Elementary School, 2839 Oakwood Road
Precinct #4, Brandon Fire Station #2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Road
Precinct #5, Clarkston Lakes Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 4260 Dogwood Blvd., Clarkston
Precinct #6, Old Town Hall, 486 Mill Street
For assistance in determining the accessibility of the polling place locations and the availability of voting instructions in alternative formats such as audio and Braille, please contact the Brandon Township clerk’s office.
Persons wishing to obtain an absentee ballot may do so by contacting the Brandon Township clerk’s office. The Clerk, or their designee, will be available in the Clerk’s Office on the Saturday preceding the election, August 2nd, until 2:00 p.m., the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot which will be mailed.
For names of candidates, full text of proposals or any other information, please contact the Brandon Township Clerk’s Office at 248-627-2851.
Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk
Brandon Township Municipal Building
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone 248-627-2851
Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
JULY 23, 2014
Call’to’Order’at?6:00’P.M.
Members’present:’Allen, Darnall,’DeWitt,’Lapp,? Rumball’and’Thurman?? Absent:’DePalma’with’notice? The’following’actions’were’taken:
1) Approved’the’meeting’agenda’as’presented.?
2) Approved’Special’Meeting’minutes? of’June?30,?2014.?
3) Motion’failed’to’allow’the’Clerk’to? abstain’from’voting’on’hay’contract.?
4) Awarded’the’hay’contract’on’Hadley’Road’to? Rocan’Services.?
5) Approved’termination’of’the’part time’employee’in’the’Treasurer’s’Office.?
6) Amended’Township’policies?2.7?
(a)’Suspension’or’Discharge’and?2.13’General? Employment’Information A,’B’and’C.
7) Rewarded’the’CDBG’flooring contract? to’Conventional’Carpets,’Inc.
8) Adjourned’at?6:34’P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Published in The Citizen 8-2-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 27, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 013-14 Sidwell #03-25-301-007
Name: James Mellema
Location: 5215 Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory structure in the front of the home per section 46-242 (1) c.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 8-9-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BRANDON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
County of Oakland, Michigan
ON THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2015
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS IN THE LIBRARY DISTRICT OF THE
BRANDON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Brandon Township Public Library, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, will hold a public hearing on Monday, the 27th day of August 2014, at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Room of the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, to consider the approval and adoption of the operating budget of the Brandon Township Public Library for fiscal year 2015.
Copies of the proposed budget are on file at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, for inspection during regular business hours. At the public hearing, all citizens, taxpayers, and property owners of the Brandon Township Public Library District, County of Oakland, Michigan, shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in regard to the approval of the budget.
THE PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEVIED TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED BUDGET TO BE THE SUBJECT OF THIS HEARING.
This notice is given by order of the Board of Trustees of the Brandon Township Public Library, County of Oakland, Michigan.
Dr. Royann Hassinger
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Brandon Township Public Library
304 South Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
County of Oakland
State of Michigan
Any citizen requesting accommodation to attend this meeting, please contact the Brandon Township Public Library at 248-627-1460.
To obtain this notice in alternate formats please contact the Brandon Township Public Library at 248-627- 1460.
Copies of the Budget may be obtained at the Library’s front checkout desk.
Publish in The Citizen 8-9-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 27, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 013-14 Sidwell #03-25-301-007
Name: James Mellema
Location: 5215 Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory structure in the front of the home per section 46-242 (1) c.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 8-9-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 11, 2014
Present: Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
Absent: DePalma, with notice
The following actions were taken:
? Approved the Meeting Agenda as amended.
? Approved the Consent Agenda as corrected which contained:
? Regular meeting minutes of 7/7/2014
? Special meeting minutes of 7/30/2014
? Supervisor – Transfer of 2013 funds
? Regular bills in the amount of $24,410.72
? Pre-pays in the amount of $306,583.00
? Trustee time sheets in the amount of $1,425.00
? Awarded the township 2015-2017 audit contract to Pfeffer, Hanniford & Palka for $19,750 per year including additional consulting services at $95.00 hourly.
? Approved a Resolution to oppose the proposed ET Rover Pipeline.
? Approved a Resolution to Re-route the ET Rover Pipeline out of the township.
? Approved the clerk’s office to accept the lowest qualified estimate for painting at the senior center as well as the following budget amendments:
a) Amend Fill-in-Help 101-266-703.000 from $2,000.00 to $500.00
b) Amend Operating Supplies 101-266-740.000 from $4,600.00 to $3,600.00
c) Amend Senior Newsletter 101-266-741.000 from $1,000.00 to $0.00
d) Amend Senior Education 101-266-960.000 from $500.00 to $0.00
e) Amend Equipment 101-266-977.000 from $1,000.00 to $0.00
f) Amend Equipment Capital Outlay 101-266-977.100 from $1,000.00 to $0.00
g) Amend Janitorial Wages 101-266-707.00 from $6,000.00 to $7,000.00
h) Amend Building Renovations 101-266-975.000 from $0.00 to $5,000.00
? Approved transfer of $15,000.00 from General Fund 101-944-985.000 into Cemetery 209-203-702-101 for cemetery maintenance and amended line item 209-203-702-000 from $6,500.00 to $21,500.00.
? Approved correction in the Meeting Minutes of July 23, 2014.
? Adjourned at 8:11 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 8-23-14

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing within its? regularly scheduled meeting on September 02, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. At 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed millage rates for 2014.
The proposed 2014 millage rates are:
Year 2013 2014 Maximum allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0046
Police Operating .5286 4.2500 4.2500 Fire Operating 3.2983 3.8000 5.0000
Fire Equipment & Housing .8922 .5905 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .7000 .6700 .9530
Total 9.4191 10.3105 16.2076
Millage roll back factor 1.0000
2013 taxable values for (real and personal) $433,781,291
2014 taxable values for (real and personal $443,578,669
Increase in taxable values of $ 9,797,378
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only.
All other millages are levied on real and personal.
2013 real property taxable values $413,328,631
2014 real property taxable values $423,422,049
Increase in real property taxable value $10,093,418
These millage rates will be levied on the 2014 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 8-23-14

Brandon Charter Township Planning Focus Group Meeting
Brandon Charter Township is sponsoring a Planning Focus Group Meeting to receive input from the public regarding the Township’s Master Plan. If you are a resident of Brandon Township we need your input.
Join your neighbors and Township officials and exchange ideas on the future of your community. The Brandon Charter Township Master Plan articulates a vision for the Township’s future growth and development. It is the guiding document for future decision-making, outlining the goals and objectives for the Township’s activities for the coming years. The Planning Focus Group Meeting will be informal and its success is dependent upon your participation.
The special workshop will be held on:
September 15: 6:30-8:30 pm
Brandon Township Library
304 South Street
Ortonville, MI. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-30-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing September 24, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 015-14 Sidwell #03-19-102-010 & 11
Name: Shelly Sammons
Location: 1140 Ortonville Road Lot 10 &11
Request: Applicant request a variance to the consent judgment with Clearwater Campground Association regarding the ‘one weekend per month? requirement and have a caregiver allowed occupancy through the closed season.
Appeal # 014-14 Sidwell #03-19-102-052
Name: James Cartwright
Location: 1140 Ortonville Road Lot 52
Request: Applicant requests a variance to the consent judgment with Clearwater Campground Association regarding the ‘one weekend per month? requirement and have son (Wayne Cartwright) stay with them as a caregiver to allow occupancy through the closed season.
Appeal #016-14 Sidwell #03-05-251-003
Name: Ingrid & Bill Kliffel
Location: 1625 Honert Road
Request: Applicant request two variances:
1. Approval of landscape plan for screening the milk house (pursuant to Appeal #015-03).
2. Extension of variance granted under Appeal #015-03.
Appeal #017-14 Sidwell # 03-04-100-049
Name: George Lauwers
Location: 1837 N. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to build accessory structure in the front yard which is not allowed per Section 46-242 (1) c.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 9-06-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Call to Order at 6:00 P.M. followed by the Pledge of Allegiance
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman
? Approved the agenda as presented
? Approved Closed Session minutes
? Adjourned at 6:50 P.M.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 9-13-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
AUGUST 26, 2014
Call to Order at 6:30 P.M.
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman
? Approved the agenda as amended.
Discussed in workshop format:
? 2013 508-Parks & Recreation Budget & Audit
? 2014 508-Parks & Recreation Budget
? 2015 508-Parks & Recreation Budget
Adjourned at 9:55 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 9-13-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Meeting Agenda as amended.
2) Conducted the Truth in Taxation Public Hearing.
3) Approved the Consent Agenda as presented:
a) Regular meeting minutes of August 11, 2014.
b) Special meeting minutes of August 18, 2014.
c) Regular bills in the amount of $26,103.92.
d) Pre-pays in the amount of $223,627.47.
e) Trustee time sheets in the amount of $1,045.00.
4) Approved the 2015 Municipal Credit Contract with SMART in the amount of $13,490.00, designating $1,000.00 for youth ski club buses and $12,490.00 to the senior center transportation program.
5) Approved the 2014 millage rates for the Township Operating (1.000), Police Operating (4.2500), Fire Operating (3.800), Fire Equipment & Housing (.5905) and Township Library Debt (.6700) as presented.
6) Approved funding the replacement of tile and carpet in the police sub-station for $7,004.68.
7) Adjourned at 11:18 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 9-13-14

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
COMMUNICATIONS
TOWER CONSTRUCTION
Horvath Communications, Inc. is planning on constructing a communications tower in Clarkston, MI. Horvath Communications, Inc. has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for an Antenna Structure Registration utilizing Form 854 with a filing number of A0922285. The tower is generally located in 450 feet west of MI-15/S. Ortonville Road and 855 feet north of Oak Hill Road with an address of approximately 3858 MI-15/S. Ortonville Road, Clarkston, MI 48348. Coordinates of the location are 42? 47? 43.7″ N, 083? 25? 26.1″ W. The project will consist of the construction of a 195? tall monopole tower with appurtenances. The ground space will be developed with a fenced in compound measuring 75? x 75?. The tower will not be lit. Interested persons can review this application by going to: www.fcc.gov/asr/applications and entering the Form 854 file number of A0922285. Persons who may have environmental concerns about this structure are able to raise such concerns by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the Federal Communications Commission. The Federal Communication Commission strongly encourages interested parties to file a Request for Environmental Review. Interested persons can file a Request for Environmental Review at www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest. If you would rather mail in a paper copy you can do so to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20554.
Publish in The Citizen 9-20-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE November 4, 2014 Primary ELECTION
To the Qualified Electors of the Brandon Township, County of Oakland:
Notice is hereby given that the last day to register for the November 4, 2014, Primary Election will be Monday, October 6, 2014.
If you are not currently registered to vote or need to register at a new address, you may do so at the following locations and times:
In Person:
? Brandon Township Clerk’s office 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462, Monday ? Friday, 8:30am ? 5:00pm.
? County Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341, Monday ? Friday, 8:00am ? 4:30pm.
? Secretary of State Branch Offices ? hours vary.
? At specified agencies for clients receiving services through Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some offices of the Commission for the Blind.
? At military recruitment offices for persons who are enlisting.
By Mail:
Voter Registration Application -Mail to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.
Note: Persons registering by mail are required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the state or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.
For more information, please visit or call Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 (248) 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 9-20-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Call to order at 6:33 p.m.
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball & Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1. Approved the agenda as presented
2. Entered closed session per 15.268, Sec.8 (a) of the Open Meetings Act at 6:36 p.m. and reconvened to open meeting at 9:00 p.m.
3. Approved minutes of the closed session as read in that session.
4. Approved termination of employee Christine Fisher effective September 22, 2014 with all benefits owed to be paid by October 16, 2014.
5. Adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 9-27-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2014
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma (late), DeWitt (late), Lapp, Rumball, Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Meeting Agenda as presented.
2) Went into Closed Session to consider the purchase or lease of real property.
3) Approved minutes of Closed Session.
4) Adjourned at 6:58 P.M.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 10-11-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing October 28, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
1. To consider for a “Special Use”
A permit for a home occupation per ordinance 46-204 (c) (9) for motorcycle repairs.
Parcel identification number: 03-27-100-008
Common Description: 3398 Breezewood Court
2. To consider the following Ordinance amendments:
Chapter 46, Article I, Section 46-6 (1), Definitions. Class I animal. Domesticated household pets. “Eliminating the phrase of weighing less than 150 pounds”.
Chapter 46, Article I, Section 46-6 (3), Definitions. Class II animal. Move the phrase, “animals weighing less than 75 pounds not specifically classified as follows”, to the beginning of the definition.
Chapter 46, Article V, Section 46-282 (b) (3a), Regulation of animals. Amend this section to state that 25 class III animals shall be permitted for the first 2? acres and 5 additional class III animals permitted for each full one acre in excess of 2? acres. Adding a maximum of one rooster shall be permitted for each lot or parcel.
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to ail members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 10-11-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public accuracy test for the November 4, 2014 General Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM, the alternate day if necessary will be Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM in the Township Municipal Meeting Room, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI. 48462.
A public accuracy test is scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate voted ballots for the November 4, 2014 General Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Michigan.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, which require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor Kathy Thurman at 248-627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
POSTED BY: Brandon Township Clerk ? Candee Allen – 395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462 – 248 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-25-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF ELECTION
GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in:
Charter Township of Brandon
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
THE POLLS will be open
7 o’clock a.m. until 8 o’clock p.m.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 1 & 2 ? Fletcher Intermediate School ? 300 South St., Ortonville
Precinct 3 ? Oakwood Elementary School ? 2839 Oakwood Road, Ortonville
Precinct 4 ? Fire Station #2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Brandon Township
Precinct 5 ? Clarkston Lakes Clubhouse ? 4260 Dogwood Blvd., Clarkston, Brandon Township
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill Street, Ortonville
INFORMATION ON OBTAINING AN
ABSENT VOTER BALLOT FOR THE ELECTION
Absentee Ballots can be obtained by submitting an application for an absentee ballot to the Clerk no later than Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00P.M. Absentee ballots can be voted in the office on Monday, November 3, 2014 up to 4:00PM.
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
STATE Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress ? 8th District
LEGISLATIVE State Senator ? 14th District and Representative in State Legislature 46th District
STATE BOARDS State Board of Education, University of Michigan Regents, Michigan State University Trustees, Wayne State University Governors
COUNTY County Commissioner ? 3rd District
JUDICIAL Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of the Supreme Court – Incumbent Position, Judge of Court of Appeals 2nd District ? Incumbent Position, Judge of Circuit Court 6th Circuit ? Incumbent Position, Judge of Circuit Court 6th Circuit ? Non-Incumbent Position, Judge of Probate Court ? Incumbent Position and Judge of District Court 52nd District, 2nd Division ? Incumbent Position.
LOCAL SCHOOL BRANDON SCHOOL DISTRICT ? Board Members
OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ? Board Members
COMMUNITY COLLEGE Board of Trustees Member ? Oakland Community College
LOCAL OFFICES VILLAGE OF ORTONVILLE ? President and Trustees
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF
VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL(S):
STATEWIDE PROPOSAL(S)
PROPOSAL 14-1
A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 520 OF 2012 –
Establishing a hunting season for wolves and authorizing annual wolf hunting seasons.
Public Act 520 of 2012 would:
PROPOSAL 14-2
A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 21 OF 2013 ?
Granting the Natural Resources Commission the power to designate wolves and certain other animals as game without legislative action.
Full text of State Proposals 14-1 and 14 -2 may be obtained from:
Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Monday ? Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
POSTED BY: Brandon Township Clerk ? Candee Allen
395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462 – (248) 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-25-14

Ortonville & brandon twp.
Public meeting for community input on a joint Brandon Township/Village of Ortonville Parks & Recreation Master Plan
Brandon Township and the Village of Ortonville are joining hands to prepare a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Please come to a public meeting on October 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Township Public Library. You’ll have a chance to tell Township and Village staff and officials your ideas for parks, pathways, and recreation, helping plan for the recreation facilities and programs for the next five years.
The purpose of the recreation plan is to guide the community’s planning and development efforts of the parks, pathways, and recreation over the next five years. The plan serves as the road map to set priorities and allocate resources. It must meet the Michigan Department of Natural Resources guidelines to maintain eligibility for state grant programs.
This input will help set priorities and identify areas for future improvements. Thanks for your help!
For more information please contact Brandon Township Supervisor Kathy Thurman at 248-627-4918 or by email at Kthurman@brandontownship.us. You may also contact Ortonville Village Manager John Lyons at 248-627-4976 or villagemanager@ortonvillevillage.com.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Township Supervisor at 248-627-4918 or the Village Manager at 248-627-4976 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 10-25-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
OCTOBER 21, 2014
Call to order at 6:35 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the agenda as presented.
2) Announced an open invitation to the public at the Recreation Plan Workshop, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Public Library by the Charter Township of Brandon and the Village of Ortonville Planning Commissions soliciting public input.
3) Approved public consideration of township attorney opinions on committee appointments and minute approvals.
4) Voted to dissolve the Parks and Recreation Sub-committee created October 6, 2014.
5) Approved the meeting minutes of September 2, 2014.
6) Discussed in workshop format 2015 proposed budgets: Police, General Fund, Cemetery, Cable, Special Assessment and employee wages.
Adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929,
Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 11-1-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
OCTOBER 21, 2014
Call to order at 6:35 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the agenda as presented.
2) Announced an open invitation to the public at the Recreation Plan Workshop, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Public Library by the Charter Township of Brandon and the Village of Ortonville Planning Commissions soliciting public input.
3) Approved public consideration of township attorney opinions on committee appointments and minute approvals.
4) Voted to dissolve the Parks and Recreation Sub-committee created October 6, 2014.
5) Approved the meeting minutes of September 2, 2014.
6) Discussed in workshop format 2015 proposed budgets: Police, General Fund, Cemetery, Cable, Special Assessment and employee wages.
Adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 11-1-14

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing November 19, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 018-14 Sidwell #03-30-201-019
Name: Darren & Sheri Micallef
Location: 2385 Island Drive
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-215 Schedule of regulations, Minimum Yard Setbacks, a variance of 5?-3? would be required for the north side yard setback and the Minimum Front Setback to place a second floor on existing house that is encroaching into the private road. Pursuant to section 46-491 (b) (1) it is a ‘Nonconforming Lot of Record?.
Appeal # 020-14 Sidwell #03-19-454-031
Name: Genevieve Turner
Location: 1844 Viola
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-215 Schedule of regulations, Minimum Yard Setbacks, Total Side Yard which requires 30 feet. A variance of 20?-0? feet would be required for the total side yard setback. Further, Minimum Yard Setbacks, Least Side yard requires a minimum of 10 feet. A variance of 6?-0? would be required. Pursuant to section 46-491 (b) (1) it is a ‘Nonconforming Lot of Record?.
Appeal # 021-14 Sidwell #03-33-400-026
Name: Vanski Wade
Location: 2595 Clinton Hills Drive
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-242 (1) d.5. The addition added to existing accessory building will exceed sq. ft. allowed, requiring a variance of 640 sq. ft.
Appeal #022-14 Sidwell #03-30-130-007
Name: Scott Christy
Location: 2257 N. Island Drive
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-389 (a) to construct a patio within 25 feet of the lake. The patio is 18 feet from the lake, requiring a 7 foot variance.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 11-1-14

APPOINTMENTS TO
PLANNING COMMISSION AND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Applications for 3 year term appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission are available at the Supervisor’s office located at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI or on the township website at www.brandontownship.us. Applicants must be a township resident and registered to vote in Brandon Township. Completed applications are due to the above location by 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2014. Questions may be directed to the Supervisor’s office at (248) 627-4918.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., P.O. Box 929 Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 11-15-14

public hearing
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING at its Regular Meeting on December 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 to receive public comments on the proposed 2015 budget.
A copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Clerk’s office after 4:00 pm on November 21, 2014.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., P.O. Box 929 Ortonville, MI 48462
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 11-15-14

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT REPROGRAMING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements a Public Hearing will be held by the Township of Brandon on Monday, December 1, 2014 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal Building, 395 Mill St. to receive written and verbal comment regarding the reprogramming of federal CDBG funds as follows:
Existing Account
Activity Number Activity Description Program Year
731696 Senior Center 2014
Changes to the description are available in the Clerk’s Office concerning PY 2014.
All interested citizens are requested to attend the Hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 until 12:00 PM Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Clarkston News 11-26-14

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT REPROGRAMING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements a Public Hearing will be held by the Township of Brandon on Monday, December 1, 2014 7:00 p.m. at the Township Municipal Building, 395 Mill St. to receive written and verbal comment regarding the reprogramming of federal CDBG funds as follows:
Existing Account
Activity Number Activity Description Program Year
731696 Senior Center 2014
Changes to the description are available in the Clerk’s Office concerning PY 2014.
All interested citizens are requested to attend the Hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 until 12:00 PM Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 11-29-14

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
395 MILL STREET
ORTONVILLE, MI 48462
TELEPHONE: (248) 627-2851
PURPOSE
Brandon Township is soliciting proposals from experienced human resource consultants to provide a wide range of human resource services.
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Request for Proposal specifics are available at the Brandon Township Supervisor’s office or on the Brandon Township website at www.brandontownship.us
Deadlines to Submit Proposal
A total of two (2) copies of the proposal shall be submitted in 8 ?? X 11″ format by sealed bid. Completed proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014. Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered. The bid opening will take place at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan. Proposals must remain valid for at least 60 days past the deadline for submittal. All costs incurred for proposal preparation, presentation or contract negotiation shall be the responsibility of the consultant. Questions regarding specifications or handling of proposals shall be directed to the Township Supervisor at (248) 627-4918.
Submittal Requirements
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen, at the following address:
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: Candee Allen
395 Mill St.
PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
No faxed or e-mailed proposals will be accepted.
PROPOSAL REVIEW, EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Selection of a Human Resource Consultant will be made at the complete discretion of the Charter Township of Brandon Board of Trustees, which reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. All submissions or parts thereof become property of Brandon Township and are subject to disclosure under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.
Brandon Township reserves the right to waive any informality in any proposal or to reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, should it be deemed in the Township’s best interests to do so.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 11-29-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Call to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: ?’Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman. ?
The following actions were taken:
1) ?’Approved the Agenda as presented.
2) ?’Held Public Hearing for the 2015 Proposed Budget.
3) Received citizen comments on agenda items.
4) Approved the Consent Agenda.
5) Approved fund balance allocation for Tower Fund.
6) Approved hiring Kay Caryl as Fire Department Administrative Assistant.
7) Approved hiring Colleen Collins Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer.
8) Approved purchase of BS&A software for Planning & Building Department.
9) First readings of the following ordinance amendments:
a) Amendment to modify Sec. 46-6 Article I, Definitions (1).
b) Amendment to modify Sec. 46-6 Article 1, Definitions (3).
c) Amendment to modify Sec. 46-282, Article V, (b) (3) a.
10) Approved flex time for senior center employees on township election days.
11) Approved a resolution approving the 2015 CDBG allocation.
12) Adopted a resolution to reprogram 2014 CDBG funds.
13) Approved applying the Lake Louise Special Assessment District administration fee upon renewal of the current contract.
14) Approved purchase of a telephone system.
15) Approved Fiscal Year 2015 General Appropriations Act.
16) Approved to opt out of PA 152, Public Funded Health Insurance, for 2015.
17) Approved new cemetery lot fees beginning January 1, 2015.
18) Awarded Chesnutt Outdoor Services LLC a 2-year snow plowing contract for the senior center.
19) Approved a 2014 budget amendments and authorizations as presented.
20) Adjourned at 10:38 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 12-06-14

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Board of Trustees
The following are dates of the regularly scheduled Meeting that will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Brandon Township Municipal Building, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462:
Monday, January 5, 2015 Monday, July 13, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015 Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015 Monday, October 5, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 Monday, November 2, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015 Monday, December 7, 2015
The above calendar was approved at the regular board meeting held on December 1, 2014.
Motion by: DeWitt
Seconded by: DePalma
Ayes: 7
Nays: 0
This notice posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as Amended (Open Meetings Act) MCLA 41.72(S) (3) and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Posted Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-20-14

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
MINUTES OF THE
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
January 5, 2015
Members present: Thurman, Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, DePalma, Lapp and Rumball.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as presented.
2) Approved to move into closed session.
3) Approved minutes of closed session as presented.
4) Approved possible land acquisition.
5) Adjourned at 6:49 P.M.
Publish in The Citizen 01-10-15

SYNOPSIS OF THE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
January 5, 2015
7:00 P.M.
Charter Township of Brandon
Brandon Township Offices
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Members present: Thurman, Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, DePalma, Lapp and Rumball.
The Board took the following actions:
1) Approved the meeting agenda as amended.
2) Approved the Consent Agenda containing the following:
a. Regular meeting minutes of December 1, 2014.
b. Regular bills in the amount of $144,730.37.
c. Pre-pays in the amount of $200,759.56.
d. Trustee timesheets in the amount of $570.00.
e. Tri-party budget amendment.
f. Appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
g. Appointments to the Planning Commission.
3) Approved hiring of Clerk’s Administrative Assistant/HR Coordinator.
4) Approved requesting an M-15 speed study.
5) Approved the Memorandum of Understanding Invasive Species.
6) Approved as pre-pays all remaining 2014 invoices.
7) Adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Publish in The Citizen 01-10-15

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
PROJECT: Mowing Maintenance of the Charter Township of Brandon Community Park
AGENCY: Charter Township of Brandon
Brandon Township Parks & Recreation
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Web Site: www.brandontownship.us
CONTACT: Fred Waybrant, Director of Parks & Recreation.
Ph: 248-627-4640 / Cell 248-830-2397
Fax: 248-627-6560
DEADLINE Date:February 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
PROCEDURES: Process: Sealed Bid to Clerk’s office.
Bid Opening: February 9, 2015
at 10:30 a.m.
Bid packets are available at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.
Bids shall be submitted on or before February 9, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place.
A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of at least two references. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to insure a mutual understanding.
All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal shall be made to the Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Department Office at 248-627-4640. The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Questions can be directed to The Parks & Recreation Director, Fred Waybrant, (248) 627-4640.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 01-17-15

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
PROJECT: Weed and Feed Maintenance of the Charter Township of Brandon Community Park
AGENCY: Charter Township of Brandon
Brandon Township Parks & Recreation
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Web Site: www.brandontownship.us
CONTACT: Fred Waybrant,
Director of Parks & Recreation.
Ph: 248-627-4640 / Cell 248-830-2397
Fax: 248-627-6560
DEADLINE Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m.
PROCEDURES: Process: Sealed Bid to Clerk’s office.
Bid Opening: February 9, 2015
at 1:30 p.m.
Bid packets are available at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.
Bids shall be submitted on or before February 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place.
A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of at least two references. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to insure a mutual understanding.
All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal shall be made to the Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Department Office at 248-627-4640. The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Questions can be directed to The Parks & Recreation Director, Fred Waybrant, (248) 627-4640.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 01-17-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Call to order and Roll Call
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) Presented a Service Award to George Buhler, retired from the Planning Commission.
3) Held a Public Hearing for the Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
3) Approved the Consent Agenda as amended:
a. Regular meeting minutes of January 5, 2015
b. Accounts payable
c. Appointment of Lisa LemMon to the Retirement Oversight Committee
4) Postponed adoption of a Parks & Recreation Master Plan to a future meeting.
5) Approved amending the Planning & Building Department 2015 revenue budget.
6) Approved amending 2015 Planning & Building Department budget line items.
7) Approved Cintas contract at Edna Burton Senior Center.
8) Approved a resolution for a speed study on M-15.
9) Approved a Frontier Metro Act Telecommunications Right-of-Way permit as revised.
10) Approved Parks & Recreation, Enbridge Stewardship Grant budget amendment.
11) Approved a resolution to withdraw from the John Hancock Pension Plan.
12) Discussed how to distribute trees to township residents in accordance with the Enbridge Woodlands Settlement Agreement.
13) Approved increased service costs for voter data requests as revised.
14) Approved wage increase for election and maintenance workers.
15) Adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 02-07-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing February 25, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 15-001 Sidwell #03-34-300-021
Name: Harry Holmes
Location: 3650 Perry Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests two variances:
1. Increase a nonconforming structure per section 46-488 (1)
2. Add the lean-to on the nonconforming structure in a front yard per section 46-242 (1) c.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 02-07-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2015 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2015 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Wednesday March 11th 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday March 12th 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling. All appeals must be accompanied by a completed L-4035 Form ‘Petition to the Board of Review? in order for your appeal to be valid. It is recommended that a detailed explanation, an appraisal and/or other documents be provided to support your appeal. The L-4035 will be provided by the Assessing Office or is available online at the Brandon Township website, or online at : http://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12th, 2015.
Applications for Poverty Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2014 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the poverty appeal.
The year 2015 tentative equalization ratios and multipliers are:
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER
Agricultural 48.17% 1.0379
Commercial 48.83% 1.0239
Industrial 48.91% 1.0222
Residential 45.78% 1.0921
Publish in The Citizen 02-28-15

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
MAINTENANCE OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES
Bid proposal is for a cemetery maintenance contract for the following properties.
Seymour Lake Cemetery Shurter Cemetery
Carmer Cemetery Eaton Cemetery
Bald Eagle Lake Cemetery Hummer Rock Site
The Contract term is two years. Your proposal should be divided into two annual prices; spring – fall 2015, spring – fall 2016. Contractor will be paid in monthly payments. Bid packets will be available on March 2, 2015 at the Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. Please call the Clerk’s office at 248-627-2851 if you have any questions regarding the Cemetery Maintenance Bid. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place. A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
Submit your bid proposal no later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to:
Candee Allen
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street – P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462-0929
Bid opening will take place March 18, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at the Brandon Twp. Municipal Building.
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of two references. Please provide a current certificate of insurance with your bid proposal. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to ensure a mutual understanding.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Pursuant to Public Act 517 of 2012, individuals who have economic relations with Iran are prohibited from submitting bids on this project.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 02-28-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Call to order and Roll Call
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as presented.
2) Interviewed for Human Resource Services
3) Approved employee rollover from John Hancock to MERS Defined
4) Approved Brandon-Ortonville Parks & Recreation Master Plan
Adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 02-28-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2015 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2015 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Wednesday March 11th 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday March 12th 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling. All appeals must be accompanied by a completed L-4035 Form ‘Petition to the Board of Review? in order for your appeal to be valid. It is recommended that a detailed explanation, an appraisal and/or other documents be provided to support your appeal. The L-4035 will be provided by the Assessing Office or is available online at the Brandon Township website, or online at : http://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12th, 2015.
Applications for Poverty Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2014 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the poverty appeal.
The year 2015 tentative equalization ratios and multipliers are:
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER
Agricultural 48.17% 1.0379
Commercial 48.83% 1.0239
Industrial 48.91% 1.0222
Residential 45.78% 1.0921
Publish in The Citizen 02-28-15

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
MAINTENANCE OF BRANDON
TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES
Bid proposal is for a cemetery maintenance contract for the following properties.
Seymour Lake Cemetery Shurter Cemetery
Carmer Cemetery Eaton Cemetery
Bald Eagle Lake Cemetery Hummer Rock Site
The Contract term is two years. Your proposal should be divided into two annual prices; spring – fall 2015, spring – fall 2016. Contractor will be paid in monthly payments. Bid packets will be available on March 2, 2015 at the Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. Please call the Clerk’s office at 248-627-2851 if you have any questions regarding the Cemetery Maintenance Bid. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place. A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
Submit your bid proposal no later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to:
Candee Allen
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street – P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462-0929
Bid opening will take place March 18, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at the Brandon Twp. Municipal Building.
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of two references. Please provide a current certificate of insurance with your bid proposal. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to ensure a mutual understanding.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Pursuant to Public Act 517 of 2012, individuals who have economic relations with Iran are prohibited from submitting bids on this project.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 02-28-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Call to order and Roll Call
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as presented.
2) Interviewed for Human Resource Services
3) Approved employee rollover from John Hancock to MERS Defined
4) Approved Brandon-Ortonville Parks & Recreation Master Plan
Adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 02-28-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 2, 2015
Call to order at 7:03 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman
The following items were approved:
Agenda as amended
Consent Agenda
Poverty Standards Resolution
Two Recreation DNR Grant Resolutions
Parks & Recreation part-time employees and Site Directors? hourly wage scale
Fire Dispatch Service Agreement with Oakland County
Fire Department ambulance purchase
Fire Department Brush Truck purchase
Fire Department Self Contained Breathing Apparatus purchase
Building Department budget amendment
2015 Clean-Up, Recycling & Refuse Collection Agreement
Cemetery Rules & Regulations revision
Enbridge Woodlands Settlement tree purchase
Schultz & Young, P.C. for Human Resource support
Adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 03-07-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Call to order and Roll Call
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as presented.
2) Interviewed for Human Resource Services
3) Reviewed all Human Resource Proposals
3) Adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 03-07-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing
March 25, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 15-002 Sidwell #03-09-376-015
Name: James Muz
Location: 2233 Hummer Lake Road (no dwelling)
Request: Applicant requests a 3.5 year extension to maintain an accessory building (barn) on a vacant parcel. Extensions were previously granted by the appeal board on October 27, 2004, January 24, 2007 and March 24, 2010.
Appeal #15-003 Sidwell #03-09-376-014
Name: Brett Crockett
Location: 2211 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 908 sq. ft. of accessory building per Section 46-242(1) d. 5., to allow for a future land combination with an existing accessory building (barn).
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 03-07-15

NOTICE of SPECIAL MEETING
Charter Township of Brandon
Election Commission Will hold a Meeting Monday, March 16, 2015
6:00 PM
At the Brandon Township Offices
395 MILL STREET
Ortonville, MI 48462
For the purpose of:
A. Approving Minutes of September 22, 2014
B. Appointing Election Inspectors and designating chairpersons per precinct
C. Appointing Election Commission Assistants
D. Appointing Receiving Board members
E. Setting the date and time of Public Accuracy Test
F. Authorizing the Clerk to appoint emergency election workers
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.?
Posted March 12, 2015
Publish in The Citizen 03-14-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Brandon Township Land and
Water Conservation Fund 2015 Grant Applications
6:30pm MARCH 25, 2015
Brandon Township Offices,
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
The public is encouraged to
attend to provide public comments on:
1.) The 2015 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Application for $200,000 with a local match of $100,000 to provide land balancing, two baseball fields, and parking area at the Brandon Township Community Park.
2.) The 2015 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Application for $77,200 with a local match of $27,200 to provide a basketball court, volleyball courts and linking pathway at the Brandon Township Community Park.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting are requested to contact Supervisor Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 03-14-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE’May 5, 2015 Special ELECTION
To the Qualified Electors of the Brandon Township, County of Oakland:
Notice is hereby given that the last day to register for the May 5, 2015, Primary Election will be Monday, April 6, 2015.
If you are not currently registered to vote or need to register at a new address, you may do so at the following locations and times:
In Person:
? Brandon Township Clerk’s office 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462, Monday ? Friday, 8:30am ? 5:00pm.
? County Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341, Monday ? Friday, 8:00am ? 4:30pm.
? Secretary of State Branch Offices ? hours vary.
? At specified agencies for clients receiving services through Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some offices of the Commission for the Blind.
? At military recruitment offices for persons who are enlisting.
By Mail:
Voter Registration Application – Mail to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.
Note: ‘Persons registering by mail are required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the state or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.
The election will be conducted in the following voting precinct of Brandon Township for the purpose of Proposal 15-1:
Precinct #1, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South Street
Precinct #2, Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, 300 South Street
Precinct #3, Oakwood Elementary School, 2839 Oakwood Road
Precinct #4, Brandon Fire Station #2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Road
Precinct #5, Clarkston Lakes Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 4260 Dogwood Blvd., Clarkston
Precinct #6, Old Town Hall, 486 Mill Street
Full text of the proposal may be obtained from the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851.
Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 03-21-15

PUBLIC NOTICE
TO
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
PROPERTY OWNERS
Brandon Township Noxious Weed Ordinance, #43, Sec. 18-19 through 18-27, requires property owners to destroy noxious weeds before they reach seed-bearing stage, to prevent such weeds from perpetuating themselves and to prevent such weeds from becoming a detriment to the public health, and further to maintain all varieties of grass and weeds to not exceed the height of 12 inches by June 1st, 2015, and thereafter. Failure of property owners to comply with said duties will result in Brandon Township to enter upon owner’s land and cut or cause said noxious weeds to be destroyed. All expenses incurred in cutting or destroying said weeds shall be paid by the owner and the Township shall have a lien against the land for such expense until collected. Further, any owner who refuses to comply with said ordinance will be subject to a fine as provided for as a municipal civil infraction.
Publish in The Citizen 03-21-15

SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETARY ANNUAL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up in April. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths and holders, etc. that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 15, 2015.
After April 15th, all winter remains including wreaths, grave blankets and faded floral arrangements including the holder, and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Questions can be directed to the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Candee Allen
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 03-28-15, 04-04-2015

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 16, 2015
Call to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Darnall, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman. Absent with notice: Allen, DePalma.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as presented.
2) Awarded Municipal Appraising Services, LLC the township 3-year assessing contract.
3) Approved Kim Feigley as Township Assessor and her 3-year employment agreement as presented.
4) Discussed in workshop format revision of the township Policies & Procedures and the Employee Handbook with Schultz & Young P.C.
5) Adjourned at 7:34 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 03-28-15

Request for Proposal
Charter Township of Brandon
PROJECT: Edna Burton Senior Center Insulation and Vapor Barrier Project
OWNER: Charter Township of Brandon Township
P. O. Box 929, 395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
Tel: 248-627-2851
SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Bid packets will be available on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30 ? 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk at the following address by 3:00 P. M on Thursday, April 16, 2015. (Any bid submitted after 3:00 P.M. will not be considered).
Attn: Clerk’s Office
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR: EBSC Insulation & Vapor Barrier Project?
395 Mill St. PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
No faxed or e-mailed proposals will be accepted.
BID OPENING: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 P.M. at the address listed above in the Conference Room
DESCRIPTION: The work shall include installing vents, insulation and vapor barrier with pea gravel under the main room where accessible.
CDBG REQUIREMENTS:
This is Federally Funded project. The Contractor and Subcontractors on this project must comply with HUD contract provisions 24CFR part 85.36(i), the Davis-Bacon Act, Nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 requirements, Anti-Kickback Act, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Labor Standards and Regulations as set forth in the Contract Bid Documents. This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Pursuant to Public Act 517 of 2012, individuals who have economic relations with Iran are prohibited from submitting bids on this project.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Publish in The Citizen 04-04-15

SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETARY
ANNUAL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up in April. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths and holders, etc. that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 15, 2015.
After April 15th, all winter remains including wreaths, grave blankets and faded floral arrangements including the holder, and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Questions can be directed to the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Candee Allen
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk,
395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 03-28-15, 04-04-2015

Charter Township of Brandon
Planning & Building Department
395 Mill Street P.O. Box 929 Ortonville, MI. 48462 PH. 248-627-4916
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing April 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 15-004 Sidwell #03-32-200-028
Name: Jonathan & Natalie Rascher
Location: 3180 S. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct an accessory structure in the residential front yard which is not allowed per Section 46-242 (1) c.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 04-04-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION MAY 5, 2015
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the May 5, 2015 Special Election has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30 A.M., the alternate day if necessary will be Thursday, April 23at 8:30 A.M. in the Township Municipal Meeting Room, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI. 48462.
The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and computer that will be used to tabulate the results of the election and counts the votes in the manner prescribed by law.
Candee Allen, Clerk
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 04-11-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 6, 2015
Call to order at 7:03 p.m.
Present: ?’Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman. ?
The following actions were taken:
1) ?’Approved Agenda as presented.
2) ?’Approved Consent Agenda as presented.
3) Approved a 2-year park grounds maintenance agreement with Northern Pines Lawn & Landscaping Inc.
4) Approved a 2-year park turf maintenance agreement with TruGreen, Flint.
5) Approved the first reading of an amendment to Chapter 46, Article I, Sec. 46-6 Class II animals.
6) Approved a 2-year cemetery maintenance contract with Northern Pines Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.
7) Approved participation in the Oakland County 2015 West Nile Virus Program.
8) Approved the 2015 Oakland County Road Commission dust control program.
9) Approved road projects with 2015 Tri-Party and road repair funding for gravel and Geo Teck fabric applications.
10) Adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 04-11-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
APRIL 21, 2015
Call to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp, Thurman. Absent with notice: Rumball. ?
The following actions were taken:
1) ?’Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) ?’Approved closing the township offices on May 5, 2015 for the special election.
3) Discussed in workshop format:
a) 2015 Police budget amendments.
b) Township goals and financial projections; 2015 – 2018.
4) Adjourned at 9:01 pm.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929,Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 05-02-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
May 4, 2015
Call to order at 7:06 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman. Absent with notice: DeWitt.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as presented.
2) Approved the Consent Agenda as presented.
3) Accepted Citizen Comments on Agenda Items.
4) Approved a proposal for Fire Station 2 and Seymour Lake Cemetery parking lots.
5) Authorized application for a DNR 2015 Iron Bell Trail reimbursement grant.
6) Approved the 2015-2016 Intergovernmental Agreement providing a Police Liaison Officer for Brandon Schools and to contract for an additional Patrol Investigator beginning June 20, 2015.
7) Denied a request by the Brandon Board of Education asking for partial funding for the Police Liaison Officer.
8) Adopted amendments (second reading) to the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 46:
a. Article I, Sec. 46-6, Class I Animal.
b. Article I, Sec. 46-6 Definitions (2) Class II Animal, a-f.
c. Article I, Sec. 46-6 Definitions (3) Class III Animal.
d. Sec. 46-282 (b) (3) a. Class III Animal.
9) Approved increasing the township’s half-time Deputy Sheriff Position to full-time.
10) Approved allocating up to $2,000.00 to survey and estimate treatment of invasive plant species along township roadways and authorized application for Oakland County Right-of-Way Treatment Funds.
11) Approved contribution of $2,000.00 to Brandon Groveland Youth Assistance from the 2015 budget.
12) Accepted Citizen Comments.
13) Adjourned at 9:22 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 05-16-2015.

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 1, 2015
Call to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Rumball, & Thurman. Absent with notice: Lapp. ?
The following actions were taken:
Michigan Municipal Risk Authority gave a presentation
Approved Agenda as corrected
Approved Consent Agenda as presented
Approved 2014 Audit as presented.
Approved Permit for Chamber & DDA Fireworks Display on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Approved $1,000.00 firework contribution
Approved West Nile Virus Resolution
Received Citizen Comments
Adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.

Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 24, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 15-0007 Sidwell #03-33-100-067
Name: Dale Whittaker
Location: 2424 Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-242(1) d. 5. The accessory building will exceed sq. ft. allowed, requiring a variance of 320 sq. ft.
Appeal # 15-0008 Sidewell #03-34-451-017
Name: Barry Patterson
Location: 3888 Morel Lane
Request: Applicant request two variances:
1. To construct an accessory structure in the residential front yard per Section 46-242 (1) c.
2. Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-242(1) d. 5. The accessory building will exceed sq. ft. allowed, requiring a variance of 800 sq. ft.
Appeal # 15-0009 Sidewell #03-16-351-008
Name: David Bratt
Location: 2071 Granger Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-242(1) d. 5. The accessory building will exceed sq. ft. allowed, requiring a variance of 400 sq. ft.
Appeal # 15-0010 Sidewell # 03-26-301-010
Name: Mark LaRaia
Location: 4144 Ramsey Road
Request: Applicant request two variances:
1. A variance from Section 46-242(1) d. 5. The accessory building will exceed sq. ft. allowed, requiring a variance of 400 sq. ft.
2. A variance of 17 feet from side yard line per Section 46-242 (1) f.
Appeal # 15-0011 Sidewell # 03-30-152-022
Name: Steven Ahonen
Location: 487 Aarons Way
Request: Applicant requests a variance from Section 46-215 Schedule of regulations, Minimum Yard Setbacks, Total Side Yard which requires 30 feet. A variance of 2.5 feet would be required for the total side yard setback. Also, a variance of 1? 10? would be required for least side yard.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 06-06-15

BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 18, 2015
Present: ?’Allen, Darnall, Rumball & Thurman. Absent with notice: DePalma, DeWitt & Lapp. ?
Approved Agenda as amended; cancelling the scheduled closed session due to lack of quorum.
Approved revised FOIA policy as presented and stipulated.
Discussed in workshop format draft sections revised Employment Policies and Procedures Manual.
Adjourned at 9:12 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 06-27-15

Township is seeking
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
1. Municipal Life Insurance Services
2. Health Care Insurance Services
3. Workers Compensation Insurance Services
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Request for proposals are available at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 and online at www.brandontownship.us -for questions call 248-627-2851.
Brandon Township will accept sealed bids of any proposal or any combination of proposals. Submission deadline is Friday, July 17at 10:00 a.m., with the bid opening to take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Brandon Township Municipal Building. Bids not received by the deadline date and time will be disqualified, no exceptions.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. The Charter Township of Brandon Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids in the discretion of the board.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 07-04-15

Charter Township of Brandon
Planning & Building Department
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal # 15-0012 Sidwell #03-22-200-060
Name: Joseph Mannino
Location: 300 Sleepy Hollow
Request: Applicant request two variance:
1. A variance to construct an accessory structure in the residential front yard which is not allowed per section 46-242 (1) c.
2. A variance of 9 feet from rear/side yard line per section 46-242 (1) f.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 07-04-15

Charter Township of Brandon is accepting sealed bids
for the Under Floor Space Project at the
Edna Burton Senior Center located at 345 Ball Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Bid packets are available beginning July 6, 2015 at the Brandon Township’s Clerk’s Office located at 395 Mill Street 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929 Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
TYPE OF PROPOSALS:
Sealed bids will be received until Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Brandon Township Clerk’s
Office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929. Bids will not be accepted by fax or email
and will be disqualified if not received by the deadline date and time.
BID OPENING will occur Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the large conference of the Brandon
Township Municipal Building.395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462. For questions call 248.627.2851.
CDBG REQUIREMENTS
The Contractor and Subcontractors on this project must comply with HUD contract provisions 24CFR part
85.36 (i), the Davis-Bacon Act, Nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 requirements, Anti-kickback Act, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Department Of Labor Standards and Regulations as set forth in the Contract Bid Documents.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women and minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE
The Owner reserves the unconditional right to waive any informality or irregularity, reject any or all proposals, or to accept proposals which in the judgment of the Owner will serve its best interests, and to make in its judgment a determination as to the adequacy of the Contractor’s qualifications, experience, and capability.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929.
Publish in The Citizen 07-04-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
HELP WANTED
Brandon Township Parks & Recreation is accepting applications for a Part-Time programming Assistant position. Up to 22 hours per week, must be flexible with working hours.
Job Description is available for review at the recreation office, 395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462.
Preference will be given to existing employees.
Please submit cover letter and resume no later than 12:00 Noon, Date July 31, 2015
To:
Fred Waybrant
Brandon Township Recreation Director
395 Mill St. PO Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Questions can be directed to the Recreation Office, (248) 627-4640.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 07-18-15, 7-25-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
July 20, 2015
Call to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, Rumball, & Thurman. Absent with notice: DeWitt, Lapp.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) Discussed in workshop format drafts of the revised Employment Policies and Procedures and Fire Department Employee Benefits and Policies Manuals.
3) Adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 07-25-15

The Charter Township of Brandon is accepting sealed bids for : Architectural Design & Management Services for the Edna Burton Senior Center Restroom Renovations, located at 345 Ball Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Submittal Requirements:
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk Candee Allen, at the following address by 2:00 P. M on Thursday, July 30th, 2015. (Any bid submitted after 2:00 P.M. will not be considered).
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St. PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR:
Architectural Design & Management Services
for the Edna Burton Senior Center
Renovation/Repair & Expansion?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted.
BID OPENING: at 2:30 p.m. on
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Conference Room
Charter Township of Brandon Township
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI. 48462
DESCRIPTION:
The work shall include architectural design and management services to renovate two (2) ADA restrooms at the Edna Burton Senior Center. The design services shall include the designing of and to provide construction documents (plans and specifications) to meet Michigan Building Code 2009 requirements and of sufficient clarity to request contractors to bid the work to be performed as described above.
Please include your familiarity with federal programs.
Experience with ADA bathrooms fixtures, lighting, flooring, etc. design and management.
Include all fees and three (3) references including company name, contact person, address and phone number.
Each candidate will be based on a point system and once proposals are reviewed the award will be given within 30 days.
This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Any or all bids may be accepted or rejected by Brandon Township.
Contact Candee Allen, Clerk at 248-627-2851 or email at callen@brandontownship.us with questions.
Publish in The Citizen 07-25-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
HELP WANTED
Brandon Township Parks & Recreation is accepting applications for a Part-Time programming Assistant position. Up to 22 hours per week, must be flexible with working hours.
Job Description is available for review at the recreation office, 395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462.
Preference will be given to existing employees.
Please submit cover letter and resume no later than 12:00 Noon, Date July 31, 2015
To:
Fred Waybrant
Brandon Township Recreation Director
395 Mill St. PO Box 929
Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Questions can be directed to the Recreation Office, (248) 627-4640.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 07-18-15, 7-25-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
July 20, 2015
Call to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, Rumball, & Thurman. Absent with notice: DeWitt, Lapp.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) Discussed in workshop format drafts of the revised Employment Policies and Procedures and Fire Department Employee Benefits and Policies Manuals.
3) Adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 07-25-15

The Charter Township of Brandon is accepting sealed bids for : Architectural Design & Management Services for the Edna Burton Senior Center Restroom Renovations, located at 345 Ball Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Submittal Requirements:
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk Candee Allen, at the following address by 2:00 P. M on Thursday, July 30th, 2015. (Any bid submitted after 2:00 P.M. will not be considered).
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St. PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR:
Architectural Design & Management Services
for the Edna Burton Senior Center
Renovation/Repair & Expansion?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted.
BID OPENING: at 2:30 p.m. on
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Conference Room
Charter Township of Brandon Township
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI. 48462
DESCRIPTION:
The work shall include architectural design and management services to renovate two (2) ADA restrooms at the Edna Burton Senior Center. The design services shall include the designing of and to provide construction documents (plans and specifications) to meet Michigan Building Code 2009 requirements and of sufficient clarity to request contractors to bid the work to be performed as described above.
Please include your familiarity with federal programs.
Experience with ADA bathrooms fixtures, lighting, flooring, etc. design and management.
Include all fees and three (3) references including company name, contact person, address and phone number.
Each candidate will be based on a point system and once proposals are reviewed the award will be given within 30 days.
This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Any or all bids may be accepted or rejected by Brandon Township.
Contact Candee Allen, Clerk at 248-627-2851 or email at callen@brandontownship.us with questions.
Publish in The Citizen 07-25-15

Charter Township of Brandon is currently accepting
proposals for:
Architectural Design & Management Services for the Edna Burton Senior Center Restroom & Kitchen Renovations
Submittal Requirements: Place both proposals for ADA Restrooms design and construction management and for Kitchen design and construction management into one envelope.
Sealed bids are due to the office of Brandon Township Clerk, by 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 27, 2015. (Any bid submitted after 10:00 AM will not be considered).
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St. PO Box 929,
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR:
Architectural Design &
Construction Management Services
for the Edna Burton Senior Center
ADA Restrooms & Kitchen Renovations
Ortonville, MI?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
BID OPENING: at 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Charter Township of Brandon
Township Conference Room
395 Mill Street ~ PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI. 48462-0929
DESCRIPTION: The proposal shall include architectural design and construction management services to renovate two (2) ADA restrooms and kitchen at the Edna Burton Senior Center and include a complete set of construction documents (plans and specifications) to meet current Michigan Building Code of sufficient clarity to request contractors to bid the work to be performed as described above. This project is federally funded and requires compliance with HUD.
PROPOSAL: Please include your familiarity with the Davis Bacon program and other federal programs.
Experience with ADA bathrooms.
Experience with ADA kitchens.
Overall project management requirements will include, but not be limited to recommendations to approval
payments and CDBG requirements.
Provide unit costs for all staff capacity and three (3) complete references plus total costs for this project.
POINT SYSTEM: Each candidate will be based on a point system.
20 points ? Total cost
20 points ? Complete references
20 points ? Experience with ADA restrooms
20 points ? Experience with construction management
20 points ? Experience with CDBG
This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid. Any or all bids may be accepted or rejected by the Brandon Township Board.
For questions or to schedule a walk through at the Edna Burton Senior Center, contact Candee Allen, Clerk at 248-627-2851 or email at callen@brandontownship.us by Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
Publish in The Citizen 08-08-15

Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 26, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal #15-0013 Sidwell #03-24-200-002
Name: Howard Studt
Location: 568 Forest Hills
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 27 feet from ordinance 46-215, Schedule of regulations, Minimum Front Yard Setback.
Appeal #15-0014 Sidewell #03-17-100-043
Name: Jon Sheppard
Location: 130 Pine Tree Lane
Request: To construct an accessory building applicant request two variances:
1. From section 46-242 (1) d. 5, variance of an additional 588 sq. ft.
2. From section 46-242 (1) d. 1, variance of one additional detached structure.
Appeal #15-0015 Sidewell #03-08-200-044
Name: Jason Hallberg
Location: 1999 Oakwood Road
Request: To construct an accessory building applicant request three variances:
1. Zoning ordinance 46-242 (1) c. states that detached accessory building or structures shall not be erected in any residential front yard. Proposed structure is in a front yard by definition.
2. Zoning ordinance 46-215 Schedule of Regulations in the RE zoned district requires a front yard setback of 50 feet. Plans indicate a setback of 25 feet therefore in violation of this ordinance of 25 feet.
3. Zoning ordinance 46-242 (1) d. 5. By calculations allows an accessory structure of 1788 sq. ft. Proposed structure of 1800 square feet is in violation of the ordinance by 12 square feet.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 08-08-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR
CONFIRMATION OF ASSESSMENT
FOR IMPROVEMENT OF SHELMAR LANE SAD #2
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
WILL HOLD A PUBLIC
HEARING AT 395 MILL STREET, ORTONVILLE, MI
ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
AT 7:00 P.M.
FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING
THE PETITION OF PROPERTY OWNERS
FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
KNOWN AS SHELMAR LANE SAD #2
AND FOR HEARING ANY OBJECTIONS
TO THE PETITION AND TO THE
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT,
ACCORDING TO THE RESOLUTION
OF THE BOARD DATED August 26, 2015
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Board has passed a Resolution tentatively declaring its intention to undertake the project and to establish a Special Assessment District and has further tentatively found the Petition for the road maintenance to be in compliance with statutory requirements. If the project is undertaken the cost will be spread among the properties noted below.
The Plans and Cost Estimates are on file with the office of the Township Clerk at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, Michigan, and are available for examination at said location, along with the Resolution of August 26, 2015, during regular business hours.
A map of the proposed special assessment district and the parcels included is attached hereto.
At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petition, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District.. An appearance and protest or the filing of a protest in writing with the township prior to the close of the public hearing is required in order to appeal the special assessment to the state tax tribunal.
If the Special Assessment District is approved, Periodic Redetermination of Costs may be made without a change in the Special Assessment District and without further Notice to Record Owners or Interested Parties.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48642; 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 08-29-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
August 17, 2015
Call to order at 7:30 P.M.
Members present: Thurman
Absent with notice: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp and Rumball
No action was taken due to lack of quorum.
Adjourned at 7:34 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 08-29-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
August 19, 2015
Call to order at 8:00 p.m.
Members present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Lapp and Rumball
Absent with notice: Thurman ? arrived at 8:10 p.m.
Approved contract with Natural Community Services
Adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 08-29-15

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing within its? regularly scheduled meeting on September 08, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. At 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed millage rates for 2015.
The proposed 2015 millage rates are:
Maximum
Year 2014 2015 allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 .9966 .9966
Police Operating 4.2500 3.7500 4.2232 Fire Operating 3.8000 3.8000 5.0000
Fire Equipment & Housing .5905 .5905 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .6700 .6300 .9455
Total 10.3105 9.7671 16.1653
Millage roll back factor .9985
2014 taxable values for (real & personal) $443,578,669
2015 taxable values for (real & personal) $488,662,330
Increase in taxable values of $ 45,083,661
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only.
All other millages are levied on real and personal.
2014 real property taxable values $423,422,049
2015 real property taxable values $438,727,530
Increase in real property taxable value $ 15,305,481
These millage rates will be levied on the 2015 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 08-29-15

SYNOPSIS
Charter Township of Brandon
Special Meeting
August 31, 2015
Call to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, Lapp, Rumball, & Thurman. ?
Absent with Notice: DeWitt
1) Approved agenda as presented.
2) Discussed next OPEB report
3) Discussed in workshop format the following:
a. Proposed 2016 Police Budget
b. Fire Department benefits & policy manual
4) Adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 09-05-15

Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing September 23, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
Appeal #15-0016 Sidwell #03-12-400-038
Name: Daniel Williams
Location: 5800 Bliss Drive
Request: To construct an accessory building applicant request two variances:
1. Combination of parcel #03-12-276-015 & 03-12-400-038 will exceed allowable width to depth ratio of 4 to 1.
2. Zoning ordinance 46-242 (1) c. states that detached accessory building or structures shall not be erected in any residential front yard. Proposed structure is in a front yard by definition.
Appeal #15-0017 Sidewell #03-19-102-052
Name: James Cartwright
Location: 1140 Ortonville Road Lot 52
Request: Applicant request a variance to the consent judgement with Clearwater Campground Association regarding the ‘one weekend per month? requirement and have son (Wayne Cartwright) stay with them as a caregiver to allow occupancy through the closed season.
Appeal #15-0018 Sidewell #03-19-102-012
Name: Donald Buza Sr.
Location: 1140 Ortonville Road Lot 12
Request: Applicant requests a variance to the consent judgement with Clearwater Campground Association regarding the ‘one weekend per month? requirement to allow occupancy through the closed season.
Appeal #15-0019 Sidewell #03-19-102-010 & 011
Name: Shelly Sammons
Location: 1140 Ortonville Road Lot 10 & 11
Request: Applicant requests a variance to the consent judgement with Clearwater Campground Association regarding the ‘one weekend per month? requirement to allow occupancy through the closed season.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 09-05-15

REVISED PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing at a special meeting on September 24, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed millage rates for 2015.
The proposed 2015 millage rates are:
Year 2014 2015 Maximum allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 .9966 .9966
Police Operating 4.2500 4.0000 4.2232 Fire Operating 3.8000 3.8000 5.0000
Fire Equipment & Housing .5905 .5905 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .6700 .6300 .9455
Total 10.3105 10.0171 16.1653
Millage roll back factor .9985
2014 taxable values for (real and personal) $443,578,669
2015 taxable values for (real and personal) $488,662,330
Increase in taxable values of $ 45,083,661
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only.
All other millages are levied on real and personal.
2014 real property taxable values $423,422,049
2015 real property taxable values $438,727,530
Increase in real property taxable value $15,305,481
These millage rates will be levied on the 2015 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 09-12-15

SYNOPSIS
Charter Township of Brandon
Special Board Meeting
September 14, 2015
Call to order at 6:32 P.M.
Members present: Allen, DeWitt, Rumball, Thurman.
Absent with notice: Darnall, DePalma, Lapp.
The following actions were taken:
a) Accepted the agenda as presented.
b) Discussed in workshop format the revised Township and Fire Department policies, procedures, benefits and operations.
Adjourned at 8:21 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 09-19-15

NOTICE OF
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE November 3, 2015 Special Election for Village Residents Only
To the Qualified Electors of the Brandon Township, County of Oakland:
Notice is hereby given that the last day to register for the November 3, 2015, Special Election will be Monday, October 5, 2015.
If you are not currently registered to vote or need to register at a new address, you may do so at the following locations and times:
In Person:
? Brandon Township Clerk’s office 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462, Monday ? Friday, 8:30am ? 5:00pm.
? County Elections Division, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341, Monday ? Friday, 8:00am ? 4:30pm.
? Secretary of State Branch Offices ? hours vary.
? At specified agencies for clients receiving services through Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some offices of the Commission for the Blind.
? At military recruitment offices for persons who are enlisting.
By Mail:
Voter Registration Application – Mail to the election official as directed on the application by the close of registration deadline.
Note: Persons registering by mail are required to vote in person unless they have previously voted in person in the state or are at least 60 years of age or are handicapped.
The election will be conducted in the following voting precinct of Brandon Township for the purpose of Sale of Bonds for Village Residents Only:
Precinct #6, Old Town Hall, 486 Mill Street
Full text of the proposal may be obtained from the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851. Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 09-19-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR
CONFIRMATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR SHELMAR LANE
SAD #2
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
WILL HOLD A PUBLIC
HEARING AT 395 MILL STREET, ORTONVILLE, MI
ON OCTOBER 5, 2015
AT 7:00 P.M.
FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT KNOWN AS SHELMAR LANE SAD #2 AND FOR HEARING ANY OBJECTIONS TO SUCH ROLL, ACCORDING TO THE RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD DATED SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The Assessment Roll, as prepared by the office of the Township Supervisor, has been filed with the office of the Township Clerk at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, Michigan, and is available for examination at said location, along with the Resolution of 2015, during regular business hours.
Persons objecting to the Roll must present objections at the hearing or by filing the objections in writing with the Township Clerk before the close of the public hearing to preserve their right of appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Shelmar Lane SAD #2 has been established for the maintenance, repair, dust control and snow removal. All real property located within the Special Assessment District will be assessed a proportion of the cost of the project.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.?
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48642; 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 09-26-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
September 24, 2015
Call to order at 6:32 P.M.
Members present: Allen, DeWitt, Rumball, Thurman, DePalma, Darnall
Absent with notice: Lapp.
The following took place:
1. Approval of agenda as amended. Removed item A. from the workshop.
2. Public Hearing: Truth in Taxation
3. Approval of 2015 Millage Rates as presented.
4. Closed Session on Country Oaks Settlement
5. Approval of closed session minutes.
6. Denial of proposed Country Oaks Settlement
7. Workshop discussion of Operations Manual policy revisions.
Adjourned at 8:50 P.M.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 10-03-15

Charter Township of Brandon
Regular Board Meeting
October 5, 2015
Call to order at 7:03 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Rumball, & Thurman. Absent with notice: Lapp.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) Held a Public Hearing on Shelmar Lane Special Assessment District #2.
3) Took citizen comments on agenda items.
2) Approved the Consent Agenda which contained the following:
a. Regular meeting minutes of September 8, 2015.
b. Special meeting minutes of September 14, 2015
c. Special meeting minutes of September 24, 2015.
d. Regular bills in the amount of $39.089.80.
e. Pre-pays in the amount of $406,733.44.
f. Trustee time sheets in the amount of $1,164.00.
3) Approved a resolution confirming the Shelmar Lane Road Improvement Special Assessment District #2.
4) Approved a budget amendment and funds transfer for the Parks & Recreation Department.
5) Approved contracting with Burnham & Flower Insurance Group for healthcare.
6) Approved transfer of cable franchise funds to the township general fund and to remit to the Village of Ortonville their proportion of funds in 2016.
7) Approved the 2015 Oakland County CISMA Memorandum of Understanding as presented.
8) Approved to participate in the Oakland County Cooperative CISMA 2015 DNR grant application.
9) Accepted the resignation of Trustee Lapp.
10) Adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-15

Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing October 28, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals:
Appeal #15-0014 Sidewell #03-17-100-043
Name: Jonathon Sheppard
Location: 130 Pinetree
Request: Applicant requests a variance from zoning ordinance 46-242 (1) d. 5. Proposed attached accessory structure will exceed sq. ft. allowed, requiring a variance of 636 sq. ft.
Appeal #15-0016 Sidwell #03-12-400-038
Name: Daniel Williams
Location: 5800 Bliss Drive
Request: Applicant request two variances :
1. Combination of parcel #03-12-276-015 & 03-12-400-038 which will exceed allowable width to depth ratio of 4 to 1.
2. Zoning ordinance 46-242 (1) c. states that detached accessory building or structures shall not be erected in any residential front yard. Proposed structure is in a front yard by definition.
Appeal #15-0021 Sidewell #03-19-476-034
Name: Lisa Orsini
Location: 1959 Viola Drive
‘Nonconforming Lot of Record?
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 3.2? least side yard
2. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 6.5? total side yard
3. Section 46-491 (b) (4) of .2? for side yards less than required for fire prevention
4. Section 46-242 (1) c. to construct detached accessory structure in front yard
5. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 19.6? of required front yard setback
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, you are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST FOR THE
SPECIAL ELECTION
November 3, 2015
To the Qualified Electors:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 3, 2015 Special Election has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 21st at 8:30 A.M., the alternate day if necessary Will be Thursday, October 22nd at 8:30 A.M. in the Township Municipal Meeting Room, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI. 48462.
The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and computer that will be used to tabulate the results of the election in the manner prescribed by law.
Candee Allen, Clerk
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462-0929
248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-15

SYNOPSIS
Charter Township of Brandon
Special Board Meeting
October 1, 2015
Call to order at 6:43 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, Thurman
Absent with notice: DePalma, Rumball, Lapp
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved Agenda as presented.
2) Discussed a proposal for health and workers compensation insurance needs.
3) Discussed Recreation Department budget with Director Waybrant.
4) Reviewed and discussed the general fund budget.
5) Discussed 2016 wage increase proposal.
Adjourned at 8:43 p.m.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-15

The Charter Township of Brandon Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for a Trustee position. The term of office will be from November 3rd, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Applications are available in the Clerk’s office and on the township website: www.brandontownship.us
Applications are due by 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2015. (Any application submitted after 5:00 PM will not be considered). Please submit application in person or by mail to:
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St.
PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
This municipality is an equal opportunity employer. For questions, contact Candee Allen, Clerk at 248-627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-15, 10-17-15

The Charter Township of Brandon Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for a Trustee position. The term of office will be from November 3rd, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Applications are available in the Clerk’s office and on the township website: www.brandontownship.us
Applications are due by 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 22, 2015. (Any application submitted after 5:00 PM will not be considered). Please submit application in person or by mail to:
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St.
PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
This municipality is an equal opportunity employer. For questions, contact Candee Allen, Clerk at 248-627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 10-10-15, 10-17-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF ELECTION
SPECIAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
To the Qualified Electors of the Village of Ortonville:
Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the Village of Ortonville, County of Oakland on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the purpose of voting on the Sewage Disposal System Contract Proposition.
The proposed Oakland County Ortonville Sewage Disposal System Contract between the County of Oakland and the Village of Ortonville dated as of December 1, 2015, provides for the acquisition and construction of sewage disposal facilities comprising the Oakland County Ortonville Sewage Disposal System Project at an estimated cost of $20,000,000, for the issuance of bonds by the County of Oakland in one or more series to defray the cost of such facilities and for the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Village of Ortonville to the payment amounts to the County of Oakland which are sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds. Pursuant to such pledge, the Village of Ortonville is obligated, subject to constitutional, statutory and charter tax limitations, to levy ad valorem taxes on all taxable property to the County of Oakland to the extent that other funds, including special assessment and sewage disposal system revenues, are not available. Shall the contract be approved?
______Yes
______ No
For assistance in determining the accessibility of the polling place location and the availability of voting instructions in alternative formats such as audio and Braille, please contact the Brandon Township clerk’s office.
Persons wishing to obtain an absentee ballot may do so by contacting the Brandon Township clerk’s office. The Clerk or the designee will be available in the Clerk’s Office on the Saturday preceding the election, October 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot which will be mailed.
AT THE POLLING PLACE LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill Street, Ortonville
____________________________________________________________________
Full text of Sale of Bonds or any other information, please contact the:
Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Monday ? Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(248) 627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-17-15

Charter Township of Brandon
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS 2016 Program Year
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Hearing will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.at the Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 for the purpose of hearing public comments on the CDGB Program Year 2016 application in the approximate amount of $32,137.00 to fund eligible projects. All interested citizens are requested to attend the hearing. Comments will also be received in writing or in person at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 until 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under
Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor Kathy Thurman at
(248) 627-4918 at least
72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 10-24-15

Charter Township of Brandon
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing November 18, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals:
Appeal #15-0022 Sidewell #03-30-126-006
Name: Steven Smith
Location: 2081 Dunwoodie Ct. ‘NONCONFORMING LOT OF RECORD?
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 3? least side yard
2. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 14? 6″ total side yard
3. Section 46-242 (1) c. to construct detached accessory structure in front yard
4. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 15? of required front yard setback
Appeal #15-0023 Sidwell #03-18-351-002,
3-18-351-006, 03-18-351-007
Name: Stonehouse Development, LLC
Location: 850 S. Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant request variance from Section 46-215 with a zoning of C-4, which requires minimum lot size of 40,000 sq. ft. of area and 200? minimum road frontage.
Appeal #15-0024 Sidewell #03-29-200-013
Name: Adam Rush
Location: 2444 S. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-242 (1) c. to construct detached accessory structure in front yard
2. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 50? of required front yard setback from the unimproved Electa Drive proposed 20?, requiring a variance of 30?
Appeal # 15-0025 Sidewell #03-09-326-009
Name: Ben Detavernier
Location: 315 N. Hadley Road
Request: Applicant requests variance from Section 46-242 (1) f. of 12? 11 ?? side yard setback
Appeal #15-0026 Sidewell #03-19-279-005
Name: Rick Fisher
Location: 1571 Michael St. ‘NONCONFORMING LOT OF RECORD?
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 8? least side yard
2. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 18? total side yard
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, you are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 10-31-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
November 2, 2015
Call to order at 7:05 p.m.
Present: ?’Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Rumball, & Thurman.
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) Held a Public Hearing for the 2016 Community Development Block Grant fiscal year.
3) Approved the Consent Agenda as presented.
4) Approved the appointment of Elizabeth Waters as Trustee.
5) Approved a 2016 services agreement with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department.
6) Approved 2015 budget amendments as presented.
7) Approved appointment of Trustee DeWitt to the Election Committee.
8) Approved costs for relocation of the welcome sign on M-15 near Oakhill Road.
9) Approved processing all 2015 bills as prepays through the end of the year.
10) Discussed Operations Manual revisions in workshop format.
11) Adjourned at 9:24 p.m.
Publish in The Citizen 11-7-15
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 11-7-15

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING at its Regular Meeting on December 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462 to receive public comments on the proposed 2016 budget.
A copy of the budget will be available for public inspection at the Clerk’s office after 12:00 pm on November 25, 2015.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 11-21-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY PARKING LOT
FIRE STATION #2 DRIVE REPLACEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
00030 / 1
ADVERTISEMENT
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY
PARKING LOT
FIRE STATION #2
DRIVE REPLACEMENT
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Brandon Township is accepting sealed proposals from Contractors for the Seymour Lake Cemetery Parking Lot and Fire Station #2 Drive Replacement. The proposals will be received by the Brandon Township, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, Attention Township Clerk, until 12:00 p.m., Local Time on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read.
Bidders shall review and comply with the Instructions to Bidders, which are incorporated by reference, and carefully review all Contract Documents, as defined in the Instructions to Bidders. Bids submitted after the exact time specified for, receipt will not be considered.
Requested services include, but may not be limited to; pavement removal and reconstruction of concrete and new asphalt parking lots, grading and other earthwork, limited drainage improvements, driveway adjustments, and other miscellaneous items of work necessary to parking lot and driveway repairs.
Copies of the Specifications will be available on or after 12:00 p.m. (noon) November 30, 2015 at the offices of Hubbell, Roth & Clark? Inc., Consulting Engineers, 555 Hulet Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302-0360. A non-refundable payment of Forty-five Dollars ($45.00), check or credit card ONLY, payable to “Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.” will be required for each REQUEST procured. The Specifications can be ordered by phone and shipped by U.P.S. ground for a shipping and handling charge of Fifteen ($15.00) Dollars, check or credit card only, non-refundable, to Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. Please call 248-454-6300 and a copy of the specifications will be overnighted upon payment. A copy of the Specifications will be available for Contractor review at the offices of the Brandon Township, 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Brandon Township Fire Station #2 3065 S. Sashabaw Road, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. Contractors are recommended to field walk or drive the project before the pre-bid meeting.
Proposals submitted by Contractors who have been debarred, suspended, or otherwise made ineligible by any Federal or State Agency will not be evaluated. Any Contractor who submits a proposal agrees to waive any claim it has or may have against the Owner, the Architect/Engineer, and their respective employees, arising out of or in connection with the administration, evaluation, or recommendation of any Statement.
Brandon Township reserves the right to reject all bids and to waive irregularities in this process. No bid will be received and evaluated unless delivered to the Township on or before the date and time specified. All proposals shall be enclosed in sealed envelopes, and labeled as indicated below. Bids are firm and cannot be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening of the bids. If mailed, the sealed envelopes containing proposals shall be inserted in a separate mailing envelope labeled and addressed as follows:
Addressed to: Labeled as:
Brandon Township Proposals for
395 Mill Street Seymour Lake
P.O. Box 929 Cemetery Parking Lot
Ortonville, MI 48462 Fire Station #2 Drive Replacement
Attn: Township Clerk Brandon Township,
Oakland County, Michigan
HRC Job No. 20150242
Questions may be directed to Mr. Albert Mickalich, P.E., at Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., Telephone: 248-454-6380. Published in MITN and CAM on Monday, November 30, 2015.
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
Job 20150242
Publish in The Citizen 12-05-15

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
December 7, 2015
Call to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Darnall, DeWitt, Rumball, Waters & Thurman.
Absent with notice: Allen & DePalma
The following actions were taken:
1) Approved the Agenda as amended.
2) Held Brandon Township 2016 Budget public hearing.
3) Approved Consent Agenda as presented.
4) Approved Capital Improvement Fund as presented
5) Adopted 2016 Brandon Township Budget as amended.
6) Approved 2016 Calendar as amended.
7) Approved CDBG contract amendment as presented.
8) Approved CDBG application resolution as presented.
9) Postponed door replacement until further information is gathered.
10) Approved Cable Coordinator contract as presented.
11) Approved the opting out of Public Act 152 of 2011.
12) Approved Life Insurance Provider for 2016.
13) Adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 12-19-15

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Board of Trustees
The following are dates of the regularly scheduled Meeting that will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Brandon Township Municipal Building, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462:
January 4 July 11 (Due to 4th of July)
February 1 August 8 (Due to Election)
March 14 Tuesday, September 6
(Due to Election) (Due to Labor Day)
April 4 October 3
May 2 November 14 (Due to Election)
June 6 December 5
The above calendar was approved at the regular board meeting held on December 7, 2015.
Motion by: Rumball
Seconded by: Waters
Ayes: 5
Nays: 0
This notice posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as Amended (Open Meetings Act) MCLA 41.72(S) (3) and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Posted Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 12-19-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing January 27, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals:
Appeal #15-0027 Sidewell #03-34-300-022
Name: Mary Lynn Shindorf
Location: 3731 Perry Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-488 (1) for increasing a nonconforming structure.
2. Section 46-242 (1) to add the lean-to on the nonconforming structure in a front yard.
Appeal #15-0028 Sidwell #03-24-400-033
Name: Michael Strader
Location: 5775 Sherwood Road
Request: Applicant request variance from Section 46-242 (1) c. to construct detached accessory structure in front yard.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 1-9-16

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
January 4, 2016
Call to order at 7:04 p.m.
Present Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, Waters, Rumball, Thurman
Late with notice: DePalma
Also in attendance: Parks and Recreation Director Waybrant, Township Tax Assessor Kim Feigley.
The following actions were taken:
1. Approved the Agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as presented.
3. 3Approved hiring HRC to perform engineering services.
4. Agreed to alter the OCSD Law enforcement contract. To add 1 Lieutenant
5. Approved the METRO Act Right of Way permit extension.
6. Approved Security Benefits 457 DC Plan adopting resolution and Adoption agreement.
7. Approved hiring of Kapala Heating and A/C to replace 3 heat exchangers and 1 gas shutoff on township equipment, on the approval of Bill DeWitt.
8. Approved the correction of HUD dollar amount for CDBG, $32,137.00
9. Approved the first reading of Code of Ordinance, Chapter 18, Article IV, Sections 18-71 to 18-77, Public buildings and facilities.
10. Adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 1-16-16

NOTICE OF ELECTION
NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
for Brandon Township
To the qualified electors of Brandon Township, the County of Oakland, and State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HERE BY GIVEN that the Brandon Township Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville will be open:
MONDAY, February 8, 2016
FROM 8:30 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m.
THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER
For the purpose of receiving APPLICATIONS for the REGISTRATION of the QUALIFIED ELECTORS in BRANDON TOWNSHIP NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
THE MARCH 8, 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP AT:
Precinct 1 & 2 ? Fletcher Intermediate School ? 300 South St., Ortonville
Precinct 3 ? Oakwood Elementary School ? 2839 Oakwood Rd., Ortonville
Precinct 4 ? Brandon Fire Station #2 ? 3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Brandon Township
Precinct 5 ? Clarkston Lakes Mobile Clubhouse ? 4260 Dogwood Blvd., Clarkston, Brandon Township
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill St., Ortonville
For the purpose of nominating candidates for the following office: PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Posted by Candee Allen – Brandon Township Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 1-23-16

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing February 24, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals:
Appeal #16-0001 Property ID #03-03-226-006
Name: Jordan Reinert
Location: 4094 Big Fish Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-242 (1) c. to construct detached accessory structure in front yard
2. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations of 20? of required front yard setback
3. Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. for additional sq. ft. of 2,160
Appeal #16-0002 Property ID #03-11-300-018
Name: Brian Hansen
Location: 4299 Hummer Lake Road
Request: Applicant request variances from:
1. Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. for additional sq. ft. of 808
2. Section 46-242 (1) d. 1. for two additional detached accessory buildings
Appeal #16-0003 Property ID #03-19-430-017
Name: Richard Hanes
Location: 344 E. Glass Road
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-242 (1) d. 3. for additional sq. ft. of 380
2. Section 46-242 (1) d. 1. for an additional detached accessory building
Appeal # 16-004 Property ID #03-19-326-016
Name: Consumers Energy
Location: 1695 S. Ortonville
Request: Applicant requests variances from:
1. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations with C-4 zoned district, for front yard setback of 27?
2. Section 46-215 Schedule of Regulations for 5? side yard setback
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

synopsis
charter township of brandon
regular meeting
February 1, 2016
Call to order and roll call at 7:04 p.m.
Approved: Agenda
Consent Agenda
2016 Deposit of Funds
Senior Housing Fund
Contract with I.T. Right
contract with Bedrock for 2016 Clean-up Days
Purchase ADA Door Opener with Acton Rental and Sales Co.
Presentation by Lois Robbins of NOLHLC
Discussion: Map Committee
Adjournment at 8:23 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street. PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 2-13-16

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test is scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the March 8 Presidential Primary Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, Mi. 48462.
On Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 PM in the township offices at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462
If necessary, the alternate date for the test will be Thursday, February 18, at the same time and address as above.
Interested citizens are encouraged to attend.
For further information, contact Brandon Township Clerk, Candee Allen at (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 2-13-16

NOTICE OF ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION MARCH 8, 2016
To the Qualified Electors of Brandon Township:
Notice is hereby given that a Presidential Primary Election will be held in the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the purpose of voting on a Presidential Candidate.
For assistance in determining the accessibility of the polling place locations and the availability of voting instructions in alternative formats such as audio and Braille, please contact the Brandon Township clerk’s office.
Persons wishing to obtain an absentee ballot may do so by contacting the Brandon Township clerk’s office. The Clerk or their designee will be available in the Clerk’s Office on the Saturday preceding the election, March 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot which will be mailed.
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 1 & 2 ? Fletcher Intermediate School ? 300 South St., Ortonville
Precinct 3 ? Oakwood Elementary School ? 2839 Oakwood Road, Ortonville
Precinct 4 ? Fire Station #2, 3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Brandon Township
Precinct 5 ? Clarkston Lakes Clubhouse ? 4260 Dogwood Blvd., Clarkston, Brandon Township
Precinct 6 ? Old Town Hall ? 486 Mill Street, Ortonville
_____________________________________________________________________
For full list of the Candidates for President of the United States, please contact the:
Brandon Township Clerk’s Office
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Monday ? Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(248) 627-2851
POSTED BY: Brandon Township Clerk ? Candee Allen
Publish in The Citizen 2-20-16

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
February 8, 2016
Call to order at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Allen, Darnall, DeWitt, Rumball, Waters & Thurman
Absent with notice: DePalma
Approved:
Agenda as presented
Part-Time Senior Van Driver hours
Part-Time employee hours, Treasurers office
Website host
Fire Department Emergency Support Operations Plan and Resolution
Discussion:
Building Department statistics
Waste hauler Ordinance
Property maintenance Code
International Fire Code
Adjourned at 8:54 p.m.
A full copy of the minutes is available at the Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 or on the Brandon Township Website at www.brandontownship.us
Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462.
Publish in The Citizen 2-20-16

SYNOPSIS
Charter Township of Brandon
Special Board Meeting
February 22, 2016
Held at Village or Ortonville Offices
486 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance at 7:02 p.m.
Roll call: Present ? Allen, Darnall, DePalma, DeWitt, Rumball and Thurman
Waters arrive at 7:04 p.m.
Approved: Agenda
Grant writer contract for park development grant projects
MMRMA Insurance contract renewal
No Citizen’s Comments
Adjournment at 7:34 p.m.
Publish in The Citizen 2-27-16

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2016 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2016 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI on the following dates and times:
Wednesday March 16th 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday March 17th 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling. All appeals must be accompanied by a completed L-4035 Form ‘Petition to the Board of Review? in order for your appeal to be valid. It is recommended that a detailed explanation, an appraisal and/or other documents be provided to support your appeal. The L-4035 will be provided by the Assessing Office or is available online at : http://www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. Appeals must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16th, 2016.
Applications for Poverty Appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of household income by providing current copies of your Federal and State income tax return for 2015 and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the poverty appeal.
The year 2016 tentative equalization ratios and multipliers are:
CLASS RATIO MULTIPLIER
Agricultural 49.64% 1.0073
Commercial 48.69% 1.0269
Industrial 48.60% 1.0288
Residential 46.10% 1.0846
Publish in The Citizen 2-27-16, 3-5-16

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing March 15, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Brandon Township Office, at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider for a ‘Special Use? approval in C-4 Zoned District to operate an open air business for a used car dealership.
Parcel identification number: 03-18-351-009
Common Description: 830 S. Ortonville Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 2-27-16

SYNOPSIS REGULAR MEETING January 20, 2004
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, Palmer, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved the minutes of the January 5, 2004 Regular meeting.
3. Approved appointment of Trustee Sandy Willett to the Planning Commission.
4. Approved 2004 rates of reimbursable mileage.
5. Approved Amended Allocation for CDBG Reduction.
6. Approved the CDBG Budget Amendment.
7. Approved the No Haz contract renewal.
8. Approved keeping Trustee Charlene Carlson as representative on the No Haz Committee.
9. Approved the Township’s Regular bills.
10. Approved the Township’s Pre-pays.
Approved by Ronald Lapp,
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery,
Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 2, 2004

planning & building notice of planning commission meeting
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on February 10, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To consider the following request:
A request by Mr. & Mrs. Tommie Bliss to park and/or store commercial highway truck and trailer at 3900 Oakwood Road. This is a special permitted use as authorized by the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance Section 8.03 – 10.
Parcel ID # 03-10-226-021
Common Description: 3900 Oakwood
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky
Planning Commission Chairman
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 9, 2004

charter township of brandon
planning & building
Notice of planning commission meeting
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on February 10, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To consider the following request:
A request by Mr. & Mrs. Jim Coffey to maintain a home occupation (Matco Tool Distributorship) at 972 Bald Eagle Lake Road. Authorization for this request is found in Section 5.25 of the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance.
Parcel ID # 03-30-301-016
Common Description: 972 Bald Eagle Lake Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky
Planning Commission Chairman
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 9, 2004

regular meeting
February 2, 2004
Members present: Lapp, Owen, Willett, Stowell, Palmer, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the minutes of the January 13, 2004 Study Session.
3. Approved the minutes of the January 20, 2004 Regular meeting.
4. Approved Resolution of Support and funds for Creekfest 2004.
5. Approved Motion of Support for 2004 Tri-Party Project.
6. Approved motion for ventilation/exhaust system for Fire Station #2.
7. Approved motion to add parking lot drains to Fire Station #3.
8. Approved motion to pay $3,000 to the North Oakland Mutual Aid Association.
9. Approved Spring Clean-up 2004 dates.
10. Approved the Township’s regular bills.
11. Approved the Township’s pre-pays.
12. Approved the Trustee timesheets.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp,
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
Gail Glaspie,
Brandon Township Deputy Clerk
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 9, 2004
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2004 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2004 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, on the following dates and times:
Monday March 8th 9:00 a.m. to noon & 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 9th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 10th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2004.
Applications for hardship appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of house hold income by providing current copies of your Federal and State tax return for 2003. Also, copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the hardship appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 16 & 23, 2004
Posted by B Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851

charter township of brandon
Planning & building
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing February 25, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following appeals:
1) Appeal #002-04 Sidwell #03-25-326-014
Name: Ron Lyons
Location: 5428 Seymour Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 863 square feet to construct a pole barn 2000 square feet in size. A maximum area of 1137 square feet is permitted by ordinance.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 16, 2004
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
2004 BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2004 March Board of Review will meet at the Brandon Township Office at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, on the following dates and times:
Monday March 8th 9:00 a.m. to noon & 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 9th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 10th 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED. Please call 248-627-4918 or 248-628-2720 during regular business hours for an appointment. Please have your parcel identification number when calling.
Letters of appeal are also accepted. They must be received in the Supervisor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2004.
Applications for hardship appeals are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of house hold income by providing current copies of your Federal and State tax return for 2003. Also, copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide the required information will result in denial of the hardship appeal.
Ronald Lapp, Supervisor
Charter Township of Brandon
Publish in The Citizen Feb. 16 & 23, 2004
Posted by B Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851

NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING
Charter Township of Brandon
will hold a Public Hearing
March 1, 2004
6:00 P.M.
at the Township Offices
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a
public hearing to discuss a proposed five-year
RECREATION PLAN prepared for the
Township. Once finalized, the Recreation Plan
will be submitted to the Department of Natural
Resources for their approval. An approved
recreation plan on file with the DNR will allow the
Township to apply for grant funding and serves as
a guide for moving recreation issues forward over
the next five years.
A copy of the Recreation Plan can be viewed at
the Clerk’s office.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 1, 2004

charter township of brandon
planning & building
notice of planning commission meeting
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on March 23, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, beginning at 7:30 p.m. To consider the following request:
A request by Mr. Fred Stern to rezone 77 plus acres from existing REC Commercial Recreation to RE Rural Estates Residential minimum 2.5 acres lot size.
Parcel ID# 03-21-200-003
Common Description: Property is also known as Camp Nahelu (see map).
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky
Planning Commission Chairman
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 1 & 15, 2004

NOTICE of SPECIAL MEETING
Charter Township of Brandon
395 Mill Street, PO 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
will hold a Special Meeting
March 10, 2004
6:00 P.M.
at Brandon Fire Station #1
15 South Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
for the purpose of holding an executive session
pertaining to a real estate purchase proposal
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone 248-627-2851
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 8, 2004

charter township of brandon
planning & building
Public notice to all demolition contractors
Brandon Township is accepting bids for the demolition and removal of the partially collapsed home and accessory building at 1076 Legault Blvd. This includes removing all debris, construction material, equipment and filling in the existing open excavation.
An on site inspection of the property with the Township Building Director is required prior to bid submittal.
Sealed bids must be received by the Brandon Township Clerks office no later than the end of business hours on March 31, 2004, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462.
The successful bidder shall be fully insured and bondable. Please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Building Department to schedule the required on site inspection of this property. 248-627-4916
B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C.
Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen March 8, 15 & 22, 2004

Synopsis
charter township of brandon
regular meeting
March 1, 2004
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, Palmer, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the minutes of the February 17, 2004 regular meeting.
3. Adopted the proposed five-year recreation plan with the discussed changes.
4. Approved the motion for the Building Department to move forward and secure bids to demolish 1076 Legault.
5. Approved the Township’s regular bills.
6. Approved the Township’s pre-pays.
7. Approved the Trustee time sheets.
Approved by Ronald Lapp,
Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 3-8-04

charter township of brandon
planning & building
notice of planning commission meeting
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on March 23, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, beginning at 7:30 p.m. To consider the following request:
A special use request by Mr. Mark Ugo to park and store a commercial highway tractor and trailer at 1701 Honert Road, over 10,000 G.V.W. This is a permitted use after special review and approval by the Planning Commission per Section 8.03-10 of the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance.
Parcel ID# 03-05-251-001
Common Description: 1701 Honert Road
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky
Planning Commission Chairman
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 15, 2004

charter township of brandon
planning & building
Public notice to all demolition contractors
Brandon Township is accepting bids for the demolition and removal of the partially collapsed home and accessory building at 1076 Legault Blvd. This includes removing all debris, construction material, equipment and filling in the existing open excavation.
An on site inspection of the property with the Township Building Director is required prior to bid submittal.
Sealed bids must be received by the Brandon Township Clerks office no later than the end of business hours on March 31, 2004, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Mi 48462.
The successful bidder shall be fully insured and bondable. Please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Building Department to schedule the required on site inspection of this property. 248-627-4916
B. Jean McCreery, C.M.C.
Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 MIll Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen March 8, 15 & 22, 2004

planning & building
Notice of public hearing regular meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing March 24, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the following appeals:
1) Appeal #003-04 Sidwell #03-20-101-022
Location: 955 East Glass Road
Request: Applicant requests the following variances to permit expansion of attached garage:
1. Front yard set back variance of 21 feet (50 feet is required by ordinance).
2. An area variance of 1440 square feet.
2) Appeal #004-04 Sidwell #03-01-200-030
Name: David Wilkins
Location: 141 Hollyhock Lane
Request: Applicant requests a vairance of 242 square feet to permit the use of the second floor in his existing barn for office/recreation space.
3) Appeal #005-04 Sidwell #03-36-451-023
Name: Steven Syerson
Location: 3760 Melanie Ct.
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 846 square feet to construct a barn 1920 square feet in size. Maximum permitted size by ordinance is 1074 square feet.
4) Appeal #005-04 Sidwell #03-26-351-010
Name: Charles & Elizabeth McGhee
Location: 4161 Seymour Lake Road
Request: A request by the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department to consider revocation of temporary variance granted to Charles & Elizabeth McGhee on 4161 Seymour Lake Road for the maintenance of sheep & horses on their property.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 15, 2004

charter township of brandon
planning & building
notice of planning commission meeting
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a Public Hearing on March 23, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, beginning at 7:30 p.m. To consider the following request:
A request by Mr. Fred Stern to rezone 77 plus acres from existing REC Commercial Recreation to RE Rural Estates Residential minimum 2.5 acres lot size.
Parcel ID# 03-21-200-003
Common Description: Property is also known as Camp Nahelu (see map).
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky
Planning Commission Chairman
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 8 & 15, 2004

Bid Sheet for
Sherman Village Park Ball Diamonds Infield Renovations
Brandon Township Recreation is accepting bids for the following renovations to infields one and two, located at the Sherman Village Park on the corner of Cedar and Ball streets within the Village of Ortonville. All sealed bids are to be sent to the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill St. Box 929 Ortonville, MI 48462-0929 by Monday April 5, 2004 by 2:30 p.m. Bids will be opened at 3:00 p.m., all are welcome to attend. Please itemize your bid accordingly. Brandon Township holds the right to contract for all or part of the following services.
1) Enlarge the infield so that 70 foot base running is possible (currently they are at 60 feet). Install 60 and 70 foot base anchors.
2) Remove 3″ of old infield soil and haul away.
3) Remove the necessary topsoil from the outfield to lengthen the infields.
4) Refurbish the infield with 2.5 inches of soil that has a mix of 60% fine sand, 28% screened clay and 12% silt.
5) Add .5 inches of Marco red clay
6) Reinstall out of bounds poles with larger foundation
7) Install pitcher’s mounds and two pitcher foot rubbers
8) Install batter box with red clay brick and cover with Marco red clay
Brandon Township Recreation Director can be reached at 248-627-4640 (office) or 248-840-2397 (cell), for any questions.
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 29 & Apr. 5, 2004

Petitions are available in the Clerk’s office for the following elected positions:
Partisan: Township Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, four (4) Trustees, And One (1) Township Constable
The filing deadline for the August 2004 Primary Election is 4:00 p.m. MAY 11, 2004. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on May 14
Non-partisan: Six (6) Library Trustees
Candidates for Library Trustees may pay a $100 filing fee to Brandon Township in lieu of gathering a minimum of 40, maximum of 100, signatures on the petition.
Michigan Election Law Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.544c, subsection (6) states: ‘An individual shall not sign more nominating petitions for the same office than there are persons to be elected to the office. An individual who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.?
For further information or questions, please call the Clerk’s office.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen Apr. 5, 2004

Bid Sheet for
Sherman Village Park
Ball Diamonds Infield Renovations
Brandon Township Recreation is accepting bids for the following renovations to infields one and two, located at the Sherman Village Park on the corner of Cedar and Ball streets within the Village of Ortonville. All sealed bids are to be sent to the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill St. Box 929 Ortonville, MI 48462-0929 by Monday April 5, 2004 by 2:30 p.m. Bids will be opened at 3:00 p.m., all are welcome to attend. Please itemize your bid accordingly. Brandon Township holds the right to contract for all or part of the following services.
1) Enlarge the infield so that 70 foot base running is possible (currently they are at 60 feet). Install 60 and 70 foot base anchors.
2) Remove 3″ of old infield soil and haul away.
3) Remove the necessary topsoil from the outfield to lengthen the infields.
4) Refurbish the infield with 2.5 inches of soil that has a mix of 60% fine sand, 28% screened clay and 12% silt.
5) Add .5 inches of Marco red clay
6) Reinstall out of bounds poles with larger foundation
7) Install pitcher’s mounds and two pitcher foot rubbers
8) Install batter box with red clay brick and cover with Marco red clay
Brandon Township Recreation Director can be reached at 248-627-4640 (office) or 248-840-2397 (cell), for any questions.
Publish in The Citizen Mar. 29 & Apr. 5, 2004

Planning & building
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on April 27, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village of Ortonville Old Town Hall at 486 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462, at 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding the following proposed amendments to the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance.
DEFINITION REVISIONS: ARTICLE III
AMENDED TO READ
1. Buildable Area. The Interior portion of the net lot area that remains after the minimum yard requirements have been met pursuant to the application of the appropriate zoning district regulations specified in this ordinance.
2. Lot, Gross Area. The total area of a parcel within the lot lines.
3. Lot, Net Area. The portion of a parcel that is not encumbered by open water, creek, stream, river, flood plain, wetland as designated by the Goemaere-Anderson Wetlands Protection Act, public or private right-of-way, and/or major electrical or oil transmission line easement.
ARTICLE XVIII SCHEDULE OF REGULATIONS FOOTNOTES
G. Minimum land area required for each dwelling unit in the RM District shall be:
REGULATIONS TO BE DELETED
Area In Square Feet
Dwelling Unit Site Apartment Townhouse
Efficiency or one bed 5,500 6,700
room unit
Two bedroom unit 6,700 7,900 Three bedroom unit 7,900 9,700
Four or more bedroom 9,700 9,7000
unit
REGULATIONS TO BE AMENDED – NEW LANGUAGE
1. Net Lot Area in Square Feet with Sewer and Water
Row, Townhouse, Single-family
Type of Unit Apartment Terrace, Garden Detached 1, 2
Efficiency or 1 BR 5,500 6,700 NA
2-Bedroom 6,700 7,900 2 to 4 bedroom
3-Bedroom 7,900 9,700 homes
4-Bedroom3 9,700 10,000 12,000
1 Deduct 20% of the net parcel area for the complex to represent new right-of-ways before determining the density of the complex.
2 The minimum net lot area of any lot in a RM Multiple-famlly Residential Zoning District being designed for a Cluster Single-family, detached residential development shall be 6,600 square feet.
3 For every unit with 5 or more bedrooms or rooms that can reasonably be converted to a bedroom add 2,000 square feet to the net lot area of the 4-bedroom unit.
2. Net Lot Area In square feet The land area shall be as W/O Sewer and Water permitted by the Oakland County Health Department
but shall not be more dense than what the net lot area requirements will permit.
Row, Townhouse Single-family
Type of Unit Apartment Terrace, Garden Detached 1,2
Efficiency or 1 BR 12,000 NA NA
2-Bedroom 20,000 28,000 2 to 4 bedroom
3-Bedroom 28,000 35,000 homes
4-Bedroom3 35,000 42,000 42,000
1 Deduct 10% of the net lot area for the complex to represent new right-of-way before determining the density of the complex.
2 The minimum net lot area of any lot in an RM Multiple-family Residential Zoning District being designed for a Cluster Single-family, detached residential development shall be 10,000 square feet.
3 For every unit with 5 or more bedrooms or rooms that can reasonably be converted to a bedroom, add 2,000 square feet to the net lot area of the bedroom unit.
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Joseph Rohovsky
Planning Commission Chairman
Publish in The Citizen Apr. 12, 2004

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING April 5, 2004
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, Palmer, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved the minutes of the March 15, 2004 regular meeting.
3. Approved the minutes of the March 18, 2004 special meeting.
4. Approved the minutes of the March 24, 2004 special meeting.
5. Approved disposal of the Senior Center pool table.
6. Approved reassignment of the Architectural Agreement/Old Mill Renovation to Design Resources.
7. Approved hiring of part-time firefighters Ronald Schoonover
and Bryan Messer.
8. Approved the Fire Department Medtronics Service Agreement.
9. Approved the Fire Department pumper purchase.
10. Approved the Fire Department credit card, pending policy adop tion.
11. Approved the road chloride annual bid from Oakand County.
12. Approved the Building Department – Stern/Camp Nahelu rezoning first reading.
13. Approved the Brandon Recreation-Skate Park Sign Purchase.
14. Approved the MTA Voluntary Contribution for assistance to court case.
15. Approved the township’s regular bills.
16. Approved the township’s pre-pays.
17. Approved the trustee time sheets.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen Apr. 12, 2004

charter TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY CLEAN-Up
Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths, etc that you wish to retain, prior to
MAY 15, 2004.
The Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up and after that date, winter remains will be considered debris to be disposed.
Posted by Brandon Township Clerk B. Jean McCreery, CMC
395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 48462 Phone 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen Apr. 12, 19, & 26, 2004

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Special Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 27, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 4846 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 011-08 Sidwell # 03-11-200-028
Name: Timothy Sinischo
Location: 765 N. Hurd Road
Request: Applicant requests a variance of 936 square feet to construct addition onto barn.
Maximum additional square footage permitted is 464 square feet.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 08-9-08

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 4, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Opened the public hearing regarding the Presidio-Freedom Trail Special Assessment District.
3. Closed the public hearing regarding the Presidio-Freedom Trail Special Assessment District.
4. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Township minutes of July 7, 2008
? Clerk ? Election Commission minutes of July 14, 2008
? Clerk ? Cell phone usage on Election Day
? Treasurer ? Amended Bank of Deposit Funds Resolution 2008
? Regular Bills in the amount of $100,183.95
? Pre-pays in the amount of $397,112.18
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,455.00
5. Approved Clerk ? Township property maintenance
6. Approved Clerk ? Irrigation system bid
7. Approved Supervisor ? Brandon Township culvert award
8. Postponed Supervisor – Clinton River Watershed Council ? Dues until the next meeting
9. Accepted the Supervisor ? Presidio Freedom Trail Resolution as presented
10. Approved changing the non-resident recreation fees
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 08-9-08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING
The Charter Township of Brandon will hold a public hearing within its regularly scheduled meeting on September 2, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. At 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed millage rates for 2008.
The proposed 2008 millage rates are:
Maximum
Year 2007 2008 allowable
Township Operating 1.0000 1.0000 1.0046
Police Operating 3.2500 3.2500 3.5286
Fire Operating 3.2983 3.2983 5.0000
Fire Equipment and Housing
1.0922 .5922 5.0000
Township Debt (Library) .5000 .6500 .9530
Total 9.1405 8.7905 15.4862
Millage roll back factor
2007 taxable values for (real and personal) $553,517,944
2008 taxable values for (real and personal) $554,237,753
Increase on taxable values of $ 719,809
PLEASE NOTE: Fire millage rates will be levied on real property only.
All other millages are levied on real and personal.
2007 real property taxable values $540,140,742
2008 real property taxable values $540,828,981
Increase in real property taxable values $ 688,239
These millage rates will be levied on the 2008 December tax bills.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Ron Lapp at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 08-16-08

Brandon Charter Township Planning Focus Group Meeting
Brandon Charter Township is sponsoring a Planning Focus Group Meeting to receive input from the public regarding the Township’s Master Plan. This is the second public meeting on the Master Plan and if you are a resident of Brandon Township we need your input. We will specifically be discussing the results of our first Planning Fair that was held June 24, 2008. We need further public input to help develop consensus on the previous workshop results as well as discuss new issues that arise.
Join your neighbors and Township officials and exchange ideas on the future of your community. The Brandon Charter Township Master Plan articulates a vision for the Township’s future growth and development. It is the guiding document for future decision-making, outlining the goals and objectives for the Township’s activities for the coming years. The Planning Focus Group Meeting will be informal and its success is dependent upon your participation.
The special workshop will be held on:
September 9, 2008: 7:30-9:30 pm
Brandon Township Library
304 South Street
Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Contact for additional information on this workshop or interview:
Doug Lewan, Carlisle/Wortman Associates @ 734.662.2200
Publish in The Citizen 08-30-08 & 09-06-08

PUBLIC NOTICE
Because the People Want to Know
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements, a Public Hearing will be held by the Charter Township of Brandon during the regular meeting on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township office building at 395 Mill St. to receive written and verbal comment regarding the description reprogramming of federal CDBG funds as follows:
EXISTING (FROM):
Program Year: 2008
Activity Number: 731696
Activity Name: Senior Center
Activity Description: Fund construction of ADA compliant ramp, installation of underground sprinkler system, and lighting.
PROPOSED (TO):
Program Year: 2008
Activity Number: 731696
Activity Name: Senior Center
Activity Description: Fund construction of ADA compliant ramp, installation of underground sprinkler system, lighting and remove and replace retaining wall.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St. PO 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 08-30-08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
2011 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
CHARTER TOWNSHP OF BRANDON
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone: 248-627-4918 Fax: 248-627-6938
The 2011 March Board of Review
will meet at the Brandon Township Offices on
Wednesday March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you wish to appear in person to present your valuation appeal, it is required that you have an appointment with the March Board of Review. An appointment can be made by calling 248-627-4918 or 248-627-2720 during regular business hours.
A resident and non-resident may present a written appeal to the Board of Review by mail. Written appeals must be received by March 17th, 2011. All appeals must include a completed and signed ‘Petition to the Board of Review? (Form L-4035). This form is available online at: www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf and it is also available at the Supervisor’s Office within the Township Hall. The form should be mailed to the Brandon Township Assessing Department, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462. Written appeals must be received prior to the close of March Board of Review and documentation supporting your opinion of value should be attached to the petition.
Poverty Exemption Applications are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of all household income by providing current signed copies of your Federal and State income tax returns and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide this information or an incomplete/unsigned application will result in a denial of the poverty appeal.
The year 2011 tentative equalization ratios and multipliers are:
Class Ratio Multiplier
Agricultural 54.43% 0.91860
Commercial 55.02% 0.90880
Industrial 56.54% 0.88430
Residential 54.45% 0.91830
Please note that taxes are levied against the Taxable Value.
Questions can be directed to The Assessor’s Office at, (248) 627-4918.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 2-26-11 and 03-05-2011.

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING January 18, 2010
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, Stowell, DeWitt, Gault
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board minutes for the Special Meeting of December 28, 2010.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $59,736.99.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $265,188.93.
3. Amended Charter Township of Brandon Administrative and Operational Policies and Procedures.
4. Accepted recommended corrections to the 2011 Budget as presented.
5. Denied request by James and Mark Cherry to rezone 12.890 acres from Rural Estates Residential to C-2 General Commercial.
6. Approved the OTV Consulting agreement.
7. Denied the request of the Clearwater Campground Association to amend the consent judgment.
8. Approved the Regular Meeting Minutes of December 20, 2010 as amended.
9. Appointed Ron Haase, Donna Ferrara and Joseph Dean to the Charter Township of Brandon Planning.
10. Appointed Donna Ferrara, Stan Skibo, Duane Getzmeyer and alternate member Dennis DeCovich to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
February 7, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, DeWitt, Gault
Members absent: Stowell with notice
11. Approved agenda.
12. Approved the removal of all documents pertaining to disciplinary action of March 9, 2009 from employee’s personnel file.
13. No decision on appeal of disciplinary action of July 19, 2010.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
February 7, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, DeWitt, Gault
Members absent: Stowell with notice
14. Approved agenda.
15. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board minutes for the Special Meeting of January 18, 2011.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $13,152.42.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $218,886.26.
16. Approved the 2011 Specialized Services Application.
17. Approved Farmland and Open Space Preservation Application for Farmland Agreement, Parcel D03-33-300-045and Parcel D03-28-400-007.
18. Approved the amended OTV Consulting agreement.
19. Adopted MERS Resolution.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 2-26-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL Maintenance of the Charter Township of Brandon Community Park for April through October 2011.
AGENCY: Charter Township of Brandon
Brandon Township Parks & Recreation
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Web Site: www.brandontownship.us
CONTACT: Fred Waybrant, Director of Parks & Recreation.
Ph: 248-627-4640 / Cell 248-830-2397
Fax: 248-627-6560
DEADLINE Date: March 15, 2011
Time: Ten O’clock a.m.
PROCEDURES: Process: Sealed Bid to Clerk’s office.
Bid Opening: March 15, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.
Bid packets are available at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.
Bids shall be submitted on or before March 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place.
A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of at least two references. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to insure a mutual understanding.
All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal shall be made to the Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Department Office at 248-627-4640. The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Questions can be directed to The Parks & Recreation Director, Fred Waybrant, (248) 627-4640.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in the citizen 2/26/11 and 3/5/11.

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL
PROJECT: Maintenance of the Charter Township of Brandon Community Park for April through October 2011.
AGENCY: Charter Township of Brandon
Brandon Township Parks & Recreation
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462-0929
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Web Site: www.brandontownship.us
CONTACT: Fred Waybrant, Director of Parks & Recreation.
Ph: 248-627-4640 / Cell 248-830-2397
Fax: 248-627-6560
DEADLINE Date: March 15, 2011
Time: Ten O’clock a.m.
PROCEDURES: Process: Sealed Bid to Clerk’s office.
Bid Opening: March 15, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.
Bid packets are available at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office at 395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.
Bids shall be submitted on or before March 15, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Bidders assume full responsibility for delivering their bid proposal on time to the designated place.
A bid may not be modified, withdrawn or cancelled by the bidder for a period of sixty (60) days after Bid Opening.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The Charter Township of Brandon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Selection will be based on the submitted cost estimation and an evaluation of listed services. Contractor selection is not based solely on bid amount. The bidder shall also submit a minimum of at least two references. Finalists may be interviewed to clarify qualifications, the submitted proposal and to insure a mutual understanding.
All inquiries regarding this Request for Proposal shall be made to the Brandon Township Parks & Recreation Department Office at 248-627-4640. The Charter Township of Brandon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Questions can be directed to The Parks & Recreation Director, Fred Waybrant, (248) 627-4640.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in the citizen 2/26/11 and 3/5/11.

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
2011 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
CHARTER TOWNSHP OF BRANDON
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Phone: 248-627-4918 Fax: 248-627-6938
The 2011 March Board of Review
will meet at the Brandon Township Offices on
Wednesday March 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 17th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you wish to appear in person to present your valuation appeal, it is required that you have an appointment with the March Board of Review. An appointment can be made by calling 248-627-4918 or 248-627-2720 during regular business hours.
A resident and non-resident may present a written appeal to the Board of Review by mail. Written appeals must be received by March 17th, 2011. All appeals must include a completed and signed ‘Petition to the Board of Review? (Form L-4035). This form is available online at: www.michigan.gov/documents/l4035f_2658_7.pdf and it is also available at the Supervisor’s Office within the Township Hall. The form should be mailed to the Brandon Township Assessing Department, P.O. Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462. Written appeals must be received prior to the close of March Board of Review and documentation supporting your opinion of value should be attached to the petition.
Poverty Exemption Applications are available in the Supervisor’s Office. You must show proof of all household income by providing current signed copies of your Federal and State income tax returns and copies of any other information to prove financial need. Failure to provide this information or an incomplete/unsigned application will result in a denial of the poverty appeal.
The year 2011 tentative equalization ratios and multipliers are:
Class Ratio Multiplier
Agricultural 54.43% 0.91860
Commercial 55.02% 0.90880
Industrial 56.54% 0.88430
Residential 54.45% 0.91830
Please note that taxes are levied against the Taxable Value.
Questions can be directed to The Assessor’s Office at, (248) 627-4918.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 2-26-11 and 03-05-2011.

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
The Charter Township of Brandon will receive sealed bids for dust control for the secondary roads in Brandon Township.
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk B. Jean McCreery, CMC at the above address and must be received no Later than March 29, 2011 at Ten O’clock (10:00) a.m. Please place two copies of the bid proposal in a sealed envelope, including all enclosures, etc. and labeled as follows:
ATTENTION:
BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK’S OFFICE
BID PROPOSAL FOR DUST CONTROL
395 MILL STREET
PO BOX 929
ORTONVILLE, MI 48462
ALSO INCLUDE ON ENVELOPE: Contractor’s Name
Contractor’s Address
No oral, electronic, fax or telephone proposals or modifications shall be considered.
Proposals shall be opened publicly and read aloud on the date and at the time cited herein as follows:
Date: March 29, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Brandon Township Meeting Room
395 Mill St,
PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Bidding documents may be obtained on or after March 14, 2011 from the Brandon Township Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462. (248) 627-2851.
The process by which a Dust Control Provider will be selected may not be based upon the bid price alone. Two or three low bidders may be required to submit statements of qualification and references on three current dust control programs being administered or recently administered. Brandon Township may also interview the low bidders to discuss their qualifications, the completeness of their bids, their understanding of the work, any alternatives or discrepancies they or their subcontractor would like to discuss before a contract is signed. A recommendation by the Township Supervisor will be presented to the Township Board.
Brandon Township reserves the right to waive any informality in any proposal or to reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, should it be deemed in the Owner’s best interests to do so.
All proposals shall remain firm for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after official opening of bids.
Questions can be directed to Kathy Thurman, Brandon Township Supervisor at (248) 627-4918
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 3-19-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETARY ANNUAL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up in April 2011. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths and holders, etc. that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 15, 2011.
After April 15th, all winter remains including wreaths, grave blankets and faded floral arrangements including the holder, and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Questions can be directed to the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 03-19-2011, 3-26-2011 and 4-2-2011.

ADVERSTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Charter Township of
Brandon Township
PROJECT: Edna Burton Senior Center Mansard Roof Replacement
OWNER: Charter Township of Brandon Township
P. O. Box 929
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI.48462
Tel: 248-627-2851
Fax: 248-627-6208
Submittal Requirements
Sealed bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the office of Brandon Township Clerk B. Jean McCreery, CMC at the following address by 3:00 P. M on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
Charter Township of Brandon
Attn: B. Jean McCreery, CMC
395 Mill St. PO Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
The proposal shall be placed in a sealed envelope including all enclosures and labeled as follows:
‘ATTENTION: CLERK’S OFFICE?
‘BID PROPOSAL FOR ‘Mansard roof Replacement?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN?
Firm’s Name
Firm’s Address
No faxed or e-mailed proposals will be accepted.
BID OPENING: Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 3:30 P. M.
Conference Room
Charter Township of Brandon Township
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI. 48462
BASIS FOR PROPOSALS:
Bids are solicited on a completed price listed on the proposal form. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible responsive bidder based upon the lump sum as indicated in the proposals for all the work specified. The Owner reserves the right to increase, decrease or delete selective bid items from base proposal to conform to monies budgeted. The term OWNER shall mean the Charter Township of Brandon and its representatives and the BIDDER/CONTRACTOR shall mean any person, firm or corporation who submits a bid or is chosen to perform the work herein.
DESCRIPTION:
The work shall include the removal and replacement of the asphalt shingles on the mansard roof and cleaning and repair of any damaged areas of the existing flat roof.
Cleaning of the existing flat roof is to be performed by using the appropriate cleaning materials and methods as recommended by the roofing manufacturer to remove any dirt or mold. Repair any portions of the flat roof that may need to be repaired using the appropriate materials and methods for the roof.
Remove the existing mansard roof shingles, underlayment (felt or ice and water shield), nails or staples or any other debris to prepare for the new shingles. Dispose and remove from property all old shingles and debris. Prepare the surface for the attachment of the new shingles per the manufacturer recommendation and the Michigan Building Code 2006. Remove and replace any copings, flashing, roof drainage devices (sumps or screens), drip edges, venting devices, gutters and downspouts or any other items to perform the work above. Install new drip edge, felt or ice and water shield, starter strip as required by Michigan Building Code 2006 and shingles with coping as necessary to complete the work per the manufacturer recommendation as described. Any materials damaged during the removal process shall be replaced with new materials of the same color, size, thickness and quality as what was removed.
It is the responsibility of the bidder/contractor to procure all necessary permits from the Village of Ortonville.
It is the responsibility of the bidder/contractor to provide for the removal and replacement (temporary and permanent) of any utility connections necessary to perform the work above. This is to be done with a minimum of disruption to the activities of the Senior Center as possible. Every effort shall be made to not interrupt electric service to the building as practical during the hours of operation.
Any building materials uncovered during the re-roofing process that was not visible during the pre-bid site inspection process which is not acceptable for shingle installation will be authorized to be included. The bidder is required to establish a bid price per sheet of sheathing to include materials and labor to replace said damaged material. Verification of any replacement material will be the sole decision of the OWNER or OWNER’S representative.
The shingle type to be installed shall be an Owens Corning or equal dimensional architectural 30 year type shingle, with color to be chosen by owner.
PROPOSAL GUARANTY:
Each proposal shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, money order or bid bond, payable to the OWNER, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the Proposal, as a Proposal guaranty. Proposal guaranty of the Bidders under consideration will be returned after approval of the contract by the OWNER. All others will be returned within 7 days after the Proposal opening.
CONTRACT SECURITY:
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance bond and Labor and Material Bond, each in the amount of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the Contract.
MANDATORY PRE-BID SITE INSPECTION:
Any bidder who fails to attend the pre-bid site inspection will be disqualified from bidding this project. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM local time on the 8th day of April, 2011 at 345 Ball Street in the Village of Ortonville, Oakland County, and State of Michigan. The bidder’s representative at the meeting shall be solely responsible for insuring the Bidder’s name, complete address and phone number appears clearly and correctly on the Township’s attendance roster. Any addendums sent out are based on the accuracy of this attendance roster. Any proposal received from a bidder whose name does not appear on the Township’s attendance roster may be declared non-responsive and their bid not opened. This meeting is mandatory as there is no specific information available for quantities and all necessary measurements to determine materials necessary are the responsibility of the bidder.
CDBG REQUIREMENTS:
The Contractor and Subcontractors on this project must comply with HUD contract provisions 24CFR part 85.36 (i), the Davis-Bacon Act, Nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 requirements, anti-Kickback Act, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Labor Standards and Regulations as set forth in the Contract Bid Documents. This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
OWNER’S RIGHTS:
The OWNER reserves the right to accept any Proposal, to reject any or all Proposals, and to waive any irregularities in any Proposal, in the interest of the OWNER.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 3-26-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION
Fencing around graves at the Seymour Lake Cemetery will no longer be allowed. All fencing must be removed by May 15, 2011. All fencing not removed by that date will be removed and disposed of by the maintenance crew.
Fences get tangled in the maintenance equipment; they are a repository for dead leaves and foliage which makes the cemetery unsightly and many of them are placed on the wrong side of the headstone directly in the walkway between graves forcing people to walk on someone’s grave to go around them. All decorations and flowers must be placed or planted on the east side of the headstone, not the west side of the headstone. That property is owned by the Township and is maintained as a walkway between graves; it is not a part of the grave site.
Additionally, all plastic flowers placed in the walkway may be removed and all flowers planted in the walkway may be mowed over. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in the citizen 3/26/2011 and 4/2/2011

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETARY ANNUAL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up in April 2011. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths and holders, etc. that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 15, 2011.
After April 15th, all winter remains including wreaths, grave blankets and faded floral arrangements including the holder, and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Questions can be directed to the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 03-19-2011, 3-26-2011 and 4-2-2011.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Special Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 6, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 010-08 Sidwell # 03-19-452-038
Name: Lou Dortch/Subway
Location: Ortonville Road (vacant)
Request: Applicant request 3 variances to construct a new Subway building.
1) 8 foot parking set back from south property line (10 foot required) 2 foot provided.
2) 3 foot reduction in width of drive thru stacking spaces (12 foot required) 9 foot provided.
3) Reduction of required shrubs 18 less than required.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 08-2-08

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE
On Election Day, August 5, 2008, all township offices at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462 except the Clerk’s office will be closed. The Clerk’s office will be open for the conduction of Election Business ONLY. An Absentee Ballot Counting Board will be sequestered in this building. Anyone who enters the sequestered area will be required to remain there until the polls close at 8:00pm.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 08-2-08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY
TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION
Fencing around graves at the Seymour Lake Cemetery will no longer be allowed. All fencing must be removed by May 15, 2011. All fencing not removed by that date will be removed and disposed of by the maintenance crew.
Fences get tangled in the maintenance equipment; they are a repository for dead leaves and foliage which makes the cemetery unsightly and many of them are placed on the wrong side of the headstone directly in the walkway between graves forcing people to walk on someone’s grave to go around them. All decorations and flowers must be placed or planted on the east side of the headstone, not the west side of the headstone. That property is owned by the Township and is maintained as a walkway between graves; it is not a part of the grave site.
Additionally, all plastic flowers placed in the walkway may be removed and all flowers planted in the walkway may be mowed over. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in the citizen 3/26/2011 and 4/2/2011

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETERY
TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION
Fencing around graves at the Seymour Lake Cemetery will no longer be allowed. All fencing must be removed by May 15, 2011. All fencing not removed by that date will be removed and disposed of by the maintenance crew.
Fences get tangled in the maintenance equipment; they are a repository for dead leaves and foliage which makes the cemetery unsightly and many of them are placed on the wrong side of the headstone directly in the walkway between graves forcing people to walk on someone’s grave to go around them. All decorations and flowers must be placed or planted on the east side of the headstone, not the west side of the headstone. That property is owned by the Township and is maintained as a walkway between graves; it is not a part of the grave site.
Additionally, all plastic flowers placed in the walkway may be removed and all flowers planted in the walkway may be mowed over. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in the citizen 3/26/2011 and 4/2/2011

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
SEYMOUR LAKE CEMETARY ANNUAL GROUNDS CLEAN-UP
Seymour Lake Cemetery will undergo spring clean-up in April 2011. Please remove any personal artifacts, artificial flowers, wreaths and holders, etc. that you wish to retain PRIOR TO APRIL 15, 2011.
After April 15th, all winter remains including wreaths, grave blankets and faded floral arrangements including the holder, and any other items deemed to be unsightly will be removed and disposed of.
Questions can be directed to the Clerk’s office at (248) 627-2851.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill Street, P.O. Box 929
Ortonville, MI 48462
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 03-19-2011, 3-26-2011 and 4-2-2011.

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing April 27, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 002-11 Sidwell # 03-32-300-030
Name: Alan Solley
Address: 160 Deerfield Lane
Request: Applicant request a variance to build an accessory building located in the front yard. Zoning ordinance Section 46-242 (1) structures shall not be erected in any residential front yard.
2) Appeal # 003-11 Sidwell # 03-32-300-030
Name: Ralf & Daguar Contzen
Location: 498 Canal Drive
Request: Applicants request a variance to build an attached garage 14 feet from front property line. Zoning ordinance Section 46-215 requires 35 feet from front property line, therefore requires a variance of 21 feet.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 4-02-11

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
A public accuracy test is scheduled for the purpose of testing the accuracy of the tabulating equipment and programs which will be used to tabulate the voted ballots for the August 5th, 2008 Primary Election in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Ortonville, Mi. 48462.
On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM In the township offices at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462
If necessary, the alternate date for the test will be Thursday, July 31, at the same time and address as above.
Candidates and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.
For further information, contact Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC at (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Ron Lapp at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 07-26-08

NOTICE OF ELECTION
PRIMARY ELECTION AUGUST 5, 2008
IN
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
To the qualified electors of the Charter Township of Brandon, County of Oakland, State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Primary Election will be held in:
Brandon Township
County of Oakland, State of Michigan
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2008
THE POLLS will be open
7 o’clock a.m. until 8 o’clock p.m.
ALL POLLING PLACES ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
BRAILLE AND AUDIO VERSIONS OF VOTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
AT THE POLLING PLACES LISTED BELOW:
Precinct 1 Fletcher Intermediate School
300 South St. Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Precinct 2 Fletcher Intermediate School
300 South St. Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Precinct 3 Fire Station #2
3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Mi. 48371
Precinct 4 Fire Station #2
3065 S. Sashabaw Rd., Oxford, Mi. 48371
Precinct 5 Sashabaw Meadows Clubhouse
4359 Dogwood, Clarkston, Mi. 48371
Precinct 6 Old Town Hall
486 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462
INFORMATION ON OBTAINING
ABSENT VOTER BALLOT FOR THE ELECTION
Absentee Ballots can be obtained from the Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, 395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462, (248) 627-2851, fax: (248) 627-6208, email: jmccreery@brandontownship.us no later than 2:00PM on Saturday, August 2nd. Thereafter, Absentee ballots can be obtained and voted at the Clerk’s office up to 4:00 P.M. on Monday, August 4th, 2008.
FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING POLITICAL PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
CONGRESSIONAL UNITED STATES SENATOR, REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE IN STATE LEGISLATURE
COUNTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE, PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, SHERIFF, CLERK/REGISTER OF DEEDS, TREASURER, DRAIN COMMISSIONER AND COUNTY COMMISSIONER
JUDICIAL JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT ? 6TH CIRCUIT ? NON-INCUMBENT POSITION
JUDGE OF PROBATE COURT ? OAKLAND COUNTY ? NON-INCUMBENT POSITION
JUDGE OF DISTRICT COURT ? 52-2ND DISTRICT ? INCUMBENT POSITION**
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR, CLERK, TREASURER, TRUSTEE, BRANDON TOWNSHIP LIBRARY BOARD
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING:
DELEGATES TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL:
OAKLAND COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL AUTHORITY
The Oakland County Zoological Authority was established pursuant to Public Act 49 of 2008, and formed to allow for continuing zoological services for the students, residents and visitors of Oakland County. The law allows the Authority to seek authorization from the electors to levy a tax of not more than 0.1 mill (10 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) on real and personal property to provide revenue for this purpose. Accordingly, to continue providing zoological services to benefit the residents of the County, shall a 0.1 mill on all of the taxable property located within the County be imposed for a period of ten (10) years, being years 2008 through 2017. It is estimated that if approved and levied, this new millage will generate approximately $6,474,597.63 in 2008.
Shall this proposal be adopted?
COUNTY TREASURER’S STATEMENT AS REQUIRED BY ACT NO. 62 OF THE PUBLIC ACTS OF 1933 AS AMENDED
I, Patrick M. Dohany, County Treasurer of the County of Oakland, State of Michigan, do hereby certify that according to the records in my office, as of July 2, 2008, the total of all voted increases in the tax rate limitation above the 18 mills established by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 affecting taxable property in the County of Oakland, is as follows:
YEARS INCREASE
LOCAL UNIT VOTED INCREASE EFFECTIVE
County of Oakland .25 2002 ? 2011 Incl.
Oakland Community College 1.00 Unlimited
.80 2002 ? 2011 Incl.
County School District of
Oakland County 3.6483 Unlimited
Brandon School District 16.0410 2005 ? 2009 2.959 2005 ? 2009
Brandon Township 1.00 Unlimited
2.00 Min
4.00 Max 1994 ? 2013
0 ? 5.00 Unlimited
0 ? 5.00 Unlimited
Oxford Area
Community Schools 18.00 2007 ? 2016
Dated: July 2, 2008
PATRICK M. DOHANY, TREASURER
OAKLAND COUNTY
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 07-26-08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Brandon Township Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing April 26, 2011 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Township Offices at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462.
To consider the amendments to the following Zoning Ordinances and make recommendations to the Township Board:
Section 46-242 Accessory buildings & structures; revise sub section (1) d.5. to allow for a minimum of 1200 square foot accessory building in RE zoned districts.
Section 46-246 Parking prohibited, revise title & subsections (a), (c), & (d) and insert a new section (b). to allow restricted and prohibit specific parking as amended.
Section 46-Appendix A ? Figures, to include pages A-1 through A-15 in the zoning ordinance from previous version.
Section 46-249 Home Occupation, revise to correct specific reference sections of new ordinance.
Section 46-477 Signs, revise to define the timing for change in copy of electronic signs and to correct a previous typographic error.
For any additional information regarding the above hearing please contact Bill Dinnan at Brandon Township Planning & Building Department at 248-627-4916.
Ron Haase, Chairman
Brandon Township Planning Commission
Publish in The Citizen 4-9-11

PUBLIC NOTICE
TO
BRANDON TOWNSHIP
PROPERTY OWNERS
Brandon Township Noxious Weed Ordinance, #43, Sec. 18-19 through 18-27, requires property owners to destroy noxious weeds before they reach seed-bearing stage, to prevent such weeds from perpetuating themselves and to prevent such weeds from becoming a detriment to the public health, and further to maintain all varieties of grass and weeds to not exceed the height of 12 inches by June 1st, 2011, and thereafter. Failure of property owners to comply with said duties will result in Brandon Township to enter upon owner’s land and cut or cause said noxious weeds to be destroyed. Any expenses incurred in cutting or destroying said weeds shall be paid by the owner and the Township shall have a lien against the land for such expense until collected. Further, any owner who refuses to comply with said ordinance will be subject to a fine as provided for as a municipal civil infraction.
Publish in The Citizen 4-9-11

REQUEST FOR BIDS
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Brandon is receiving bids for maintenance of township properties through November, 2008. Specifications are available at the office of the Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, 395 Mill St, Ortonville, MI. 48462, (248) 627-2851, from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. All bids must be received by the Clerk at the above address no later then Monday, July 28 at 3:30 pm. Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen July 19, 2008

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on August 4, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St. Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASPHALT REPAVING PRESIDIO AND FREEDOM TRAIL ROADS, FOR THE PLANS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
The plans and cost estimates are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District.
Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. An appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Ron Lapp at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St. Ortonville, 48462 248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen July 19, 2008

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Brandon Township is accepting sealed bids to install an irrigation system at the Edna Burton Senior Center, 345 Ball St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. This project is to be coordinated with a current retaining wall replacement project. Project specifications are available from the Clerk’s office beginning Monday, July 21, 2008 at 8:30am. Sealed bids must be submitted to the Clerk at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462 by 3:30pm, Wednesday, July 30, 2008. Bids will be opened at 4:00 pm on July 30 at the township offices.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk 395 Mill St/PO 929 Ortonville,MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen July 19, 2008

NOTICE OF
ZONING ORDINANCE ADOPTION
The Charter Township of Brandon has adopted the following ordinance at the Regular Brandon Towsnhip Board Meeting of July 7, 2008
SUMMARY OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ZONING ORDINANCE AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
A true copy of the Zoning ordinance is on file and available for viewing by the public at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In the Zoning Ordinance the Township ordains as follows:
ARTICLE 1. Title; Purposes and Legal Clauses.
Article 1 sets forth the ‘Short Title? of the Ordinance as the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance of 2008, Ordinance No. 122. Article 1 also repeals the previous ordinance, sets forth the purposes of the Ordinance with respect to developing a plan for the Township, provides that if any provision in the Zoning Ordinance is found to be invalid the rest of the Ordinance remains valid, and, indicates that where the Zoning Ordinance is in conflict with any other ordinances the more restrictive of the ordinances will apply. The effective date of the new Zoning Ordinance will be seven days after the ordinance or a summary of the Ordinance is published.
ARTICLE 2. Rules of Construction and Definitions.
Article 2 sets forth the rules for interpreting the ordinance and specific terms therein, and provides definitions for specific terms as used throughout the ordinance.
ARTICLE 3. Administration and Enforcement.
Article 3 establishes that the Township Supervisor is the primary enforcement officer and that any other designated official may act to enforce the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. The duties of an enforcement officer are set forth in detail. Article III also establishes when permits are required for altering land and the requirement for Certificate of Occupancy for the use of land. The authority for charging fees for assumed permits and various other actions is established in this article as well as the provisions and penalties for violation of the terms of the Zoning Ordinance. The primary penalty for violation is a civil infraction and the Township may proceed on a civil infraction ticket and/or seek injunctive relief as it determines to be appropriate.
ARTICLE 4. District Regulations.
Article 4 defines the various districts that exist within the Zoning Ordinance, and incorporates an official zoning map showing where the various districts exist within the Township. Uses and improvements of land must be authorized in the Zoning District where the land is located. Article 4 also contains a schedule of regulations that apply in the various zoning districts as defined in the Ordinance.
ARTICLE 5. General Provisions.
This Article describes various uses and improvements that may not be specific to a particular district or are in addition to district restrictions. Regulations include, by way of example, accessory buildings, fences, street frontage, parking, swimming pools, condominiums and home occupations.
ARTICLE 6 Supplementary Regulations.
This Article identifies specific uses which may be permitted as conditional in certain zoning districts. By way of example the Article provides regulation for a cluster housing option, the establishment of public and private schools, regulation of animals including some commercial uses, cemeteries, parking and storing of commercial vehicles, stables, child daycare facilities, mobile home parks and use of mobile homes outside of mobile home parks, motor vehicle amusement facility, stamping plants, service stations, commercial boat launches, campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks, churches, drive-in restaurants, drive-in theaters, wireless communication facilities, open business uses, warehousing, manufacturing, adult entertainment facilities, shopping centers and mining or extracting operations.
ARTICLE 7. Site Plan Review.
This Article sets forth the requirements for site plan review by the township planning commission, including preliminary plans, final plans and the necessity of approval of development by the Brandon Township Planning Commission and development in compliance with such approval.
ARTICLE 8. Special Land Use.
The Zoning Ordinance recognizes that while the Township is divided into general districts where various uses are permitted, there are uses that require review to minimize their affect on the surrounding community. The Brandon Township Planning Commission is granted authority to approve or reject certain uses based on criteria set forth in the ordinance for special uses. Article 8 presents standards that must be met by the applicant and determined by the Planning Commission before a special land use will be allowed.
ARTICLE 9. Planned Unit Development (PUD).
The Township has recognized that there are conditions under which greater value of land can be realized both as to the property owner and the community by establishing multifunctional developments under specific coordinated plans and conditions. Article 9 states the conditions under which the Planned Unit Development shall be considered and establishes regulations to be applied by the Township’s planning commission in determining if a Planned Unit Development should be allowed on a particular property.
ARTICLE 10. Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements.
Regulations are established based on type of use and space available to assure that adequate parking facilities are available, and to avoid encroachments on enjoining uses and the public right-of-way by excessive parking demands. Article 10 recognizes that Greenbelts and appropriate surfaces are effective in preventing damage to surrounding uses and the community and the avoidance of blight. This Article also addresses off street waiting and loading areas and requires completion of parking facilities as part of site plan approval and issuance of certificates of occupancy.
ARTICLE 11. Natural Resource Protection and Enhancement Regulation.
Article 11 establishes standards for landscaping, greenbelt, buffers and screens. Regulations are provided regarding buffering between specific land uses, parking lot landscaping, refuse control and various other landscape requirements. This Article also deals with lake privileges for non-occupant persons, wetland protection, surface water drainage and woodlands preservation. Moreover, Article 10 sets forth the standards for preparation of impact assessments on specific property as required for site plan or other permit approvals. There are also regulations established for removal of soil deposits even when incidental to uses other than mining, and conditions that may be applied by the planning commission as part of a permit process.
ARTICLE 12. Environmental Performance Regulations.
Article 12 provides that property may not be used in the Township so as to create any dangerous, injurious, noxious or otherwise objectionable condition which may adversely affect the surrounding area directly or indirectly. Permitted uses are subject to regulations that minimize any adverse effects. Examples of areas that are regulated include without limitation emissions, or contaminants, noise, vibrating, hazardous substances, radio waves, electrical current, lighting, flammable materials, litter and debris.
ARTICLE 13. Sign Regulation.
In order to preserve the property values attendant to a rural community atmosphere various regulations for signs have been established in Article 13. Regulations are non-content specific. The size and location, and types of signs are subject to specific conditions as set forth in the Article. Off site or billboard signs are regulated. Temporary signs are prohibited except under special permit. Limited regulations on election signs are applied. Signs are prohibited in the public right-of-way. An application process is established for signs that require approval. Article 13 also provides that signs that do not meet the conditions of the ordinance may be removed and destroyed by an ordinance enforcement officer.
ARTICLE 14. Public Notice.
Article 14 incorporates the requirements for providing Public Notice for hearing and other actions by the boards and commissions of the Township as such hearings may pertain to enforcement or processing under the Zoning Ordinance.
ARTICLE 15. Non-conforming Structures and Loss of Record.
Uses and structures that are valid at the time of adoption of the Zoning Ordinance will remain valid after adoption even where those uses no longer comply with the new requirements as long as there is no unpermitted change in the use of the premises. Article 15 contains limitations on when such uses may be repaired, expanded, or abandoned.
ARTICLE 16. Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Ordinance creates a Board of Appeals to hear all objections or requests for interpretation that may arise as a result of application of the ordinance to uses of land and structures thereon. Any administrative order under the Zoning Ordinance may be appealed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Special Use approvals or denials by the Planning Commission are not appealable to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
ARTICLE 17. Amendments.
Article 17 sets forth the procedure for amending the Zoning Ordinance and incorporates requirements of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and the Charter Township act. Article 17 also establishes the method by which individuals may petition for such amendment. Conditional rezoning of land is allowed where determined to be appropriate.
ARTICLE 18. Appendix.
The Ordinance includes an Appendix A which contains descriptive illustrations as a means of describing matters referred to in the Ordinance.
Respectfully submitted,
Stuart B. Cooney, Township Attorney
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 07-12-08

The Charter Township of Brandon has adopted the following ordinance at the Regular Brandon Towsnhip Board Meeting of July 7, 2008
ORDINANCE ADOPTING CIVIL INFRACTION PENALTIES FOR SPECIFIED ORDINANCES
ORDINANCE NO. 124
Preamble. The Charter Township of Brandon having adopted its Civil Infraction Ordinance determines that various existing Township Ordinances, previously misdemeanors, would be better enforced as Civil Infractions. Therefore,
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON ORDAINS:
Sec. 1. Short Title. This Ordinance shall be known as the Brandon Township Civil Infraction Penalty Amending Ordinance.
Sec. 2. Civil Infractions. Each ordinance set forth below is hereby amended to remove the existing penalty provision and in its place and stead insert the following:
Violation of this Ordinance is a municipal civil infraction, and the sanction for a violation shall be a civil fine in the amount as provided by this ordinance, plus any costs, damages, expenses and other sanctions, as authorized under Chapter 87 of Act No. 236 of the Public Acts of 1961, as amended, and other applicable laws.
a. The civil fine for a first violation within a 3-year period of this ordinance shall be $50.00, plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction.
b. Increased civil fines may be imposed for repeated violations by a person of any requirement or provision of this ordinance. As used in this Section, ‘repeat offense? means a second (or any subsequent) municipal civil infraction violation of the same requirement or provision (i) committed by a person within 3 years and (ii) for which the person admits responsibility or is determined to be responsible. The increased fine for a repeat offense under this ordinance shall be as follows:
i. The civil fine for a second violation within a 3-year period shall be $125.00 plus costs and other sanctions.
ii. The civil fine for a third violation within a 3-year period shall be $250.00, plus costs and other sanctions.
iii. The civil fine for a fourth or subsequent violation within a 3-year period shall be $400.00, plus costs and other sanctions.
c. In addition to ordering the defendant determined to be responsible for a municipal civil infraction to pay a civil fine, costs, damages and expenses, the Judge or magistrate shall be authorized to issue any judgment, writ or order necessary to enforce or enjoin violation of this ordinance.
d. Each act of violation, and on each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
e. In addition to any remedies provided for in this ordinance, any equitable or other remedies available may be sought.
f. The Judge or magistrate shall also be authorized to impose costs, damages and expenses as provided by law.
g. A municipal civil infraction shall not be a lesser included offense of a criminal offense or of an ordinance violation which is not a civil infraction.
Sec. 3. Ordinance Amended. The above language is hereby adopted in the place of all penalty and enforcement language in the following ordinances:
a. Ordinance 4, Junkyards, Article 6, Section 6.1.
b. Ordinance 9, Liquor Control, Section 6.
c. Ordinance 9a, Garbage and Rubbish Control, Section 8.
d. Ordinance 10, Used Car Lots, Section 6.
e. Ordinance 16, Recreation Centers, Section 7.
f. Ordinance 19, Dangerous or Unsafe Buildings or Structures.
g. Ordinance 20, Outdoor Gatherings, Section 14. Enforcement; Penalties; Separate Offenses.
h. Ordinance 28, Watercraft Regulations: Seymour Lake, Section 4.
i. Ordinance 30, Motorcycles, Article 8, Section 8.1.
j. Ordinance 36, Hunting, section 4.
k. Ordinance 38, Private Street Naming, Article VII, Section 7.1.
l. Ordinance 43, Noxious Weeds, Article 5, Section 5.1.
m. Ordinance 46, Landfills, Article 10, Section 10.3.
n. Ordinance 47, Solicitors, Article 8, Section 8.1
o. Ordinance 51, Animal Control, Article 7, Section 7.1.
p. Ordinance 57, Watercraft Regulations: Perry Lake, Section 4.
q. Ordinance 61, Amusement Centers and Recreation Halls, Article IX, Section 9.1.
r. Ordinance 62, Disabled and Abandoned Vehicles, Article 10, Section 10.1.
s. Ordinance 65, Arcade Ordinance, Article X, Section 10.1.
t. Ordinance 70, Truck and Commercial Vehicle Route Ordinance, Article VIII, Section 1.
u. Ordinance 74, Litter Ordinance, Article IV, Section 4.1.
v. Ordinance 79, Trespassing, Article VI, Section 6.4.
w. Ordinance 80, Host Ordinance, Article IV.
x. Ordinance 88, Property Access Ordinance, Article IX, Section 9.1.
y. Ordinance 96, Massage Establishment License Regulation Ordinance, Section 25.
z. Ordinance 97, Private Roads, Article X, Section 10.2.
aa. Ordinance 107, Cemetery Protection Ordinance, Section 3.1.
bb. Ordinance 114, Addressing Ordinance, Article VIII, Section 8.1.
cc. Ordinance 115, Open Burning, Article VIII, Section 8.1.
Sec. 4. Severability
Should any part of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional, illegal, or of no force or effect by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion thereof shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part of portion thereof.
Sec. 5. Saving Clause
An enforcement proceeding which is pending on the effective date of this ordinance and which arose from a violation of an ordinance amended by this ordinance, or a prosecution which is started within one (1) year after the effective date of this ordinance arising from a violation of an ordinance amended by this ordinance amended by this ordinance and which was committed prior to the effective date of this ordinance, shall be tried and determined exactly as if the ordinance had not been amended.
Sec. 6. Repeal, Effective Date
All parts of the above noted ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this ordinance shall take effect immediately upon publication in the local newspaper.
Adopted: July 7, 2008
Published and Effective: July 12, 2008
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 07-12-08

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a SPECIAL MEETING for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING to receive public comments on the Brandon Township Non-Resident Fees.
Date: July 31, 2008
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Brandon Middle School
609 Ortonville Road
Ortonville, MI 48462
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meeting Act.
Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting are requested to contact the Supervisor at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours proir to the start of the meeting.
Publish in The Citizen 07-12-08

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Charter Township of Brandon is receiving bids for maintenance of township properties through November 2008. Specifications are available at the office of the Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, MI 48462, from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 07-12-08

The Charter Township of Brandon has adopted the following ordinance at the Regular Brandon Towsnhip Board Meeting of July 7, 2008
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
ORDINANCE NO. 123
An Ordinance adopted pursuant to Chapter 87 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Public Act 236 of 1961, as amended, Municipal Civil Infractions (MCL 600.101, et seq.), to establish a Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau for the purpose of accepting admissions of responsibility for ordinance violations designated as municipal civil infractions for which municipal ordinance violation notices have been issued and served by authorized officials; to collect and retain civil fines/costs for such violations as prescribed herein; and to create an Ordinance Enforcement Officer.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:
ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLE.
Section 1.1. This Ordinance shall be known and cited as the Brandon Township Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau and Municipal Civil Infraction Regulations and Enforcement Ordinance.
ARTICLE II. DEFINITIONS.
Section 2.1. For the purpose of construction and application of this Ordinance, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) ‘Municipal civil infraction? shall mean a violation of a provision of these ordinances for which the remedy and/or penalty is prescribed to be a civil fine, or other sanction other than a criminal penalty. A municipal civil infraction is not a lesser included offense of a criminal offense or of a ordinance violation that is not a civil infraction.
(b) ‘Municipal civil infraction determination? shall mean a determination that a defendant is responsible for a municipal civil infraction by one of the following:
(1) An admission of responsibility for the municipal civil infraction.
(2) An admission of responsibility for the municipal civil infraction, with explanation.
(3) A preponderance of the evidence at an informal hearing or formal hearing.
(4) A default judgment for failing to appear at a scheduled appearance.
(c) ‘Repeat offense? shall mean a determination of responsibility for a second or any subsequent municipal civil infraction with regard to the same ordinance provisions, committed by the same person within any three (3) year period, unless some other period is specifically provided with regard to a specific ordinance provision.
(d) ‘Responsible or Responsibility? shall mean a determination entered by a court or magistrate that a person is in violation of a provision of these ordinances prescribed to be a municipal civil infraction.
(e) ‘Violation? shall mean any act which is provided, made or declared to be unlawful or any offense under this ordinance, including affirmative acts as well as omissions and/or failures to act where the act is required by these ordinances.
(f) ‘Bureau? shall mean the Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau established in the following Section.
(g) ‘Municipal Ordinance Violations Notice? shall mean a written notice prepared by an authorized official, directing a person to appear at the Township Ordinance Violations Bureau for the purpose of paying a civil fine and/or costs for a violation which is prescribed to be a civil infraction.
ARTICLE III. COMMENCEMENT OF MUNICIPAL CIVIL INFRACTION ACTION.
Section 3.1. A municipal civil infraction action may be commenced upon the issuance by an authorized official of either of the following:
(a) A municipal civil infraction citation directing the person alleged to be responsible to appear in court; or
(b) A municipal civil infraction violation notice directing the person alleged to be responsible to appear at the Township Ordinance Violation Bureau.
Section 3.2. The form of citations used to charge municipal civil infraction violations shall be in accordance with state law, being Section 600.8709 of the Michigan Complied Laws.
Section 3.3. The basis for issuance of a municipal civil infraction citation shall be as set forth below:
(a) An authorized official who witnesses a person violate an ordinance, the violation of which is a municipal civil infraction, shall prepare and subscribe, as soon as possible and as completely as possible, an original and three (3) copies of a citation, unless such official issues a municipal civil infraction violation notice.
(b) An authorized official may issue a citation to a person if, based upon investigation, the official has reasonable cause to believe that a person is responsible for a municipal civil infraction.
ARTICLE IV. ESTABLISHMENT, LOCATION AND PERSONNEL OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BUREAU.
Section 4.1. Establishment. The Brandon Township Municipal Ordinance Violations Bureau (hereafter ‘Bureau?) is hereby established pursuant to Public Act 12 of 1994 ( MCL 600.8396), as amended, for the purpose of accepting admissions of responsibility for ordinance violations designated as municipal civil infractions, and to collect and retain civil fines/costs for such violations as prescribed herein.
Section 4.2. Location. The Bureau shall be located at the 52/2 District Court, 2nd Division, 5850 Lorac Drive, Clarkston, Michigan 48346 or such other location as may be designated by resolution of the Township Board.
Section 4.3. Bureau Authority. The Bureau shall only have authority to accept admissions of responsibility (without explanation) for municipal civil infractions for which a municipal ordinance violations notice (as compared to a citation) has been issued and served, and to collect and retain the scheduled civil fines/costs for such violations specified pursuant to this Ordinance or other applicable ordinance. The Bureau shall not accept payment of fines/costs from any person who denies having committed the alleged violation or who admits responsibility only with explanation. The Bureau shall not determine or attempt to determine the truth or falsity of any fact or matter relating to an alleged ordinance violation.
Section 4.4. Ordinance Violation Notice Requirements, Admission/Denial of Responsibility.
(a) Ordinance Violation Notice Requirements. Municipal civil infraction violation notices shall be issued and served by authorized Township officials as provided by law. A municipal ordinance violation notice shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
1. The violation;
2. The time within which the person must contact the Bureau for purposes of admitting or denying responsibility for the violation;
3. The amount of the scheduled fines/costs for the violation;
4. The methods by which the violation may be admitted or denied;
5. The consequences of failing to pay the required fines/costs or contact the Bureau within the required time;
6. The address and telephone number of the Bureau;
7. The days and hours that the Bureau is open.
(b) Denial of Responsibility. Where a person fails to admit responsibility (without explanation) for a violation within the jurisdiction of the Bureau and pay the required civil fines/costs within the designated time period, the Bureau shall advise the complainant to issue and file a municipal civil infraction citation for such violation with the 52/2 Judicial District Court.
The citation filed with the court shall consist of a sworn complaint containing, at a minimum, the allegations stated in the municipal ordinance violation notice and shall fairly inform the alleged violator how to respond to the citation. A copy of the citation may be served by first class mail upon the alleged violator at the alleged violator’s last known address. The citation shall thereafter be processed in the manner required by law.
Section 4.5. Schedule of Civil Fines/Costs. Unless a different schedule of civil fines is provided for by an applicable ordinance, the civil fines payable to the Bureau upon admissions of responsibility by persons served with municipal ordinance violation notices shall be determined pursuant to the following schedule:
1st violation within 3-year period* $50.00
2nd violation within 3-year period* $125.00
3rd violation within 3-year period* $250.00
4th or subsequent violation within 3-year period* $400.00
*determined on the basis of the date of violation(s).
In addition to the above-prescribed civil fines, costs in the amount of $10.00 shall be assessed by the Bureau if the fine and costs are paid within 10 days of the date of service of the municipal ordinance violation notice. Otherwise, costs of $20.00 shall be assessed by the Bureau.
Section 4.6. Records and Accounting. The Bureau or designated Township official/employee shall retain a copy of all municipal ordinance violation notices, and shall account to the Township Board once a month or at such other intervals as the Township Board may require concerning the number of admissions and denials of responsibility for ordinance violations within the jurisdiction of the Bureau and the amount of fines/costs collected with respect to such violations.
The civil fines/costs collected shall be delivered to the Township Treasurer at such intervals as the Township Board shall approve, and shall be deposited in the general fund of the Township.
Section 4.7. Availability of other Enforcement Options. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to require the Township to initiate its municipal civil infraction ordinance enforcement activity through the issuance of an ordinance violation notice. As to each ordinance violation designated as a municipal civil infraction the Township may, at its sole discretion, proceed directly as a municipal civil infraction citation or take such other enforcement action as is authorized by law.
ARTICLE V. ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Section 5.1. Ordinance Enforcement Officer. There is hereby established the office of Ordinance Enforcement Officer within the Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan.
Section 5.2. Appointment. The Brandon Township Board is hereby authorized, by resolution, at any regular meeting of said Board, to appoint any person or persons to the office of Ordinance Enforcement Officer for such term or terms as may be designated in said resolution. Said Board may further, by resolution, remove any person from said office, in the discretion of said Board.
Section 5.3. Authorization. The Ordinance Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to enforce all ordinances of Brandon Township, whether currently or hereafter enacted, and whether such ordinances specifically designate a different official to enforce the same or do not designate any particular enforcing officer. Where a particular officer is so designated in any such ordinance, the authority of the Ordinance Enforcement Officer to enforce the same shall be in addition and supplementary to the authority granted to such other specific officer. Any ordinance-enforcing authority of (the Township Supervisor/Superintendent and any other) officers specifically designated in any Township ordinance (or the Charter Township Act, Public Act 359 of 1947, as amended (MCL 42.10)) shall continue in full force and effect and shall in no way be diminished or impaired by the terms of the within ordinance.
Section 5.4. Duties. The ordinance enforcement duties herein authorized shall include, among others, the following:
(a) Investigating ordinance violations;
(b) Serving notice of violations;
(c) Serving appearance tickets as authorized under Chapter 4 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, Public Act 175 of 1927, as amended (MCL 764.9c);
(d) Appearing in court or other judicial proceedings to assist in the prosecution of ordinance violators; and
(e) Such other ordinance enforcement duties as may be designated by the Township Supervisor/Superintendent or assigned by the Township Attorney.
ARTICLE VI. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
Section 6.1. The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable and the invalidation of any one or more of the same by any judicial determination or statutory or constitutional provision shall not invalidate the remainder of said provisions or ordinance.
ARTICLE VII. EFFECTIVE DATE.
Section 7.1. This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon publication in a newspaper in general circulation within the Charter Township of Brandon. This ordinance duly adopted on the 7th day of July, 2008 at a regular meeting of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees.
Adopted: July 7, 2008
Published: July 12, 2008
Effective: July 12, 2008
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 07-12-08

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as modified.
2. Approved Consent Agenda as modified, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes ? June 2, 2008
? MTA dues statement
? Pre-pays in the amount of $311,124.61
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $1,649.00
3. Approved the second reading of Brandon Township #122 Zoning Ordinance, effective 30 days after it is published by the Clerk.
4. Approved the second reading of Brandon Township #123 Zoning Ordinance, effective 30 days after it is published by the Clerk.
5. Approved the second reading of ordinance #124, effective 30 days after it is published by the Clerk.
6. Adopted the Resolution and Enforcement of Ordinance Violations as presented.
7. Approved the hiring of four paid on call firefighters, subject to physical exams and driving and criminal record checks.
8. Fire Department ? Approved the purchase of two sofas, three recliners, two lamps and stands.
9. Fire Department – Approved the purchase of tires for four vehicles.
10. Recreation – Approved the policy for hiring part-time employees and site directors.
11. Recreation – Approved having a public hearing on a designated date that we choose regarding the non-resident fees.
12. Recreation – Denied the motion to rent the field at $45 per hour for games.
13. Recreation ? Approved the motion to allow travel soccer clubs to use the park fields at $40 per hour for games.
14. Approved the 2008 operational budget for OTV Cableaccess.
15. Approved the contract renewal for OTV Cableaccess.
16. Approved the retaining wall bid for the Edna Burton Senior Center.
17. Terminated the Township Lawn Maintenance Contract and authorized the Clerk to place bids for the five remaining months of the contract.
18. Approved the Township’s regular bills of $65,540.78.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 07-12-08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing July 23, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 009-08 Sidwell # 03-19-176-012
Name: Brian Harrison
Location: 1358 Ortonville Road
Request: Applicant requests variance to set a temporary sales trailer at above address for approximately one year. The temporary facility is to accommodate existing business activities until a new permanent facility is constructed.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.
Publish in The Citizen 7/5/08

NOTICE OF DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS BALD EAGLE DRAIN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special assessment amounts and the apportionment of costs of lands within the Bald Eagle Drain Special Assessment District for maintenance of the Bald Eagle Drain will be available for review on May 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, One Public Works Drive, Waterford, MI 48328.
This special assessment will be for properties located within the Bald Eagle Drainage District, described as those properties located in Sections 19 and 30 of Brandon Township.
Therefore, all unknown and non-resident persons, owners and persons interested in the above described lands, and the County Clerk of Oakland County, Board of Oakland County Road Commissioners and Charter Township of Brandon Supervisor are hereby notified that the time and place aforesaid and at such other time and place to which said day of review may be adjourned, the apportionment for benefits and the land comprised within the Bald Eagle Drain Special Assessment District will be subject to review.
The owner of any land in the special assessment district or any city, village, township, district or county who may disagree with the apportionment of benefits may appeal the apportionment within ten days after this day of review of apportionments by making an application to the Oakland County Probate Court for appointment of a Board of Review, as provided in Section 155 of the Michigan Drain Code (Act 40 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1956, as amended).
The County of Oakland will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the review should contact the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office at least one week in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.
Publish in The Citizen 5-14-11 & 5-21-11

NOTICE OF DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS
CRAFT DRAIN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special assessment amounts and the apportionment of costs of lands within the Craft Drain Special Assessment District for maintenance of the Craft Drain will be available for review on May 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, One Public Works Drive, Waterford, MI 48328.
This special assessment will be for properties located within the Craft Drainage District, described as those properties located in Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10 of Brandon Township.
Therefore, all unknown and non-resident persons, owners and persons interested in the above described lands, and the County Clerk of Oakland County, Board of Oakland County Road Commissioners and Charter Township of Brandon Supervisor are hereby notified that the time and place aforesaid and at such other time and place to which said day of review may be adjourned, the apportionment for benefits and the land comprised within the Craft Drain Special Assessment District will be subject to review.
The owner of any land in the special assessment district or any city, village, township, district or county who may disagree with the apportionment of benefits may appeal the apportionment within ten days after this day of review of apportionments by making an application to the Oakland County Probate Court for appointment of a Board of Review, as provided in Section 155 of the Michigan Drain Code (Act 40 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1956, as amended).
The County of Oakland will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the review should contact the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office at least one week in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.
Publish in The Citizen 5-14-11 & 5-21-11

NOTICE OF DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS
KENT DRAIN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special assessment amounts and the apportionment of costs of lands within the Kent Drain Special Assessment District for maintenance of the Kent Drain will be available for review on May 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, One Public Works Drive, Waterford, MI 48328.
This special assessment will be for properties located within the Kent Drainage District, described as those properties located in Sections 17, 18, 19 and 20 of Brandon Township.
Therefore, all unknown and non-resident persons, owners and persons interested in the above described lands, and the County Clerk of Oakland County, Board of Oakland County Road Commissioners and Charter Township of Brandon Supervisor are hereby notified that the time and place aforesaid and at such other time and place to which said day of review may be adjourned, the apportionment for benefits and the land comprised within the Kent Drain Special Assessment District will be subject to review.
The owner of any land in the special assessment district or any city, village, township, district or county who may disagree with the apportionment of benefits may appeal the apportionment within ten days after this day of review of apportionments by making an application to the Oakland County Probate Court for appointment of a Board of Review, as provided in Section 155 of the Michigan Drain Code (Act 40 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1956, as amended).
The County of Oakland will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the review should contact the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office at least one week in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.
Publish in The Citizen 5-14-11 & 5-21-11

NOTICE OF DAY OF REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENTS
WOOLMAN-WELLS DRAIN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special assessment amounts and the apportionment of costs of lands within the Woolman-Wells Drain Special Assessment District for maintenance of the Woolman-Wells Drain will be available for review on May 25, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, One Public Works Drive, Waterford, MI 48328.
This special assessment will be for properties located within the Woolman-Wells Drainage District, described as those properties located in Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 of Brandon Township.
Therefore, all unknown and non-resident persons, owners and persons interested in the above described lands, and the County Clerk of Oakland County, Board of Oakland County Road Commissioners and Charter Township of Brandon Supervisor are hereby notified that the time and place aforesaid and at such other time and place to which said day of review may be adjourned, the apportionment for benefits and the land comprised within the Woolman-Wells Drain Special Assessment District will be subject to review.
The owner of any land in the special assessment district or any city, village, township, district or county who may disagree with the apportionment of benefits may appeal the apportionment within ten days after this day of review of apportionments by making an application to the Oakland County Probate Court for appointment of a Board of Review, as provided in Section 155 of the Michigan Drain Code (Act 40 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1956, as amended).
The County of Oakland will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the review should contact the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office at least one week in advance of the meeting to request mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance.
Publish in The Citizen 5-14-11 & 5-21-11

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2008 FOR
brandon township
groveland township
To the qualified electors of Brandon Township and Groveland Township, County of Oakland, and State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT THE BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK’S OFFICE at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462 WILL BE OPEN:
MONDAY, July 7, 2008
FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 7:30 P.M.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN SAID CITY/TOWNSHIP NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
THE AUGUST 5, 2008 PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP AND GROVELAND TOWNSHIP, FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE Representative in State Legislature
COUNTY County Executive, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Drain Commissioner and County Commissioner.
JUDICAL Judge of Circuit Court ? 6th Circuit ? Non-Incumbent Position
Judge of Probate Court ? Oakland County ? Non-Incumbent Position
Judge of District Court ? 52 2nd District ? Incumbent Position
TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustee, Brandon Township Library Board.
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING:
DELEGATES TO COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES.
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL(S):
OAKLAND COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL AUTHORITY
The Oakland County Zoological Authority was established pursuant to Public Act 49 of 2008, and formed to allow for continuing zoological services for the students, residents and visitors of Oakland County. The law allows the Authority to seek authorization from the electors to levy a tax of not more than 0.1 mill (10 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) on real and personal property to provide revenue for this purpose. Accordingly, to continue providing zoological services to benefit the residents of the County, shall a 0.1 mill on all of the taxable property located within the County be imposed for a period of ten (10) years, being years 2008 through 2017. It is estimated that if approved and levied, this new millage will generate approximately $6,474,597.63 in 2008.
Shall this proposal be adopted?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
jmccreery@brandontownship.us
395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Hours: Monday ? Friday
8:30 ? 5:00 pm
GROVELAND TOWNSHIP CLERK
Pamela Mazich, CMC
clerk@grovelandtownship.net
4695 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI 48442
Hours: Mon. ? Thursday 9:00 am ? 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 to Noon
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 06-21-08

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2008 FOR
brandon township
groveland township
To the qualified electors of Brandon Township and Groveland Township, County of Oakland, and State of Michigan:
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT THE BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK’S OFFICE at 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462 WILL BE OPEN:
MONDAY, July 7, 2008
FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 7:30 P.M.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS IN SAID CITY/TOWNSHIP NOT ALREADY REGISTERED.
THE AUGUST 5, 2008 PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ALL VOTING PRECINCTS OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP AND GROVELAND TOWNSHIP, FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES OF ALL PARTICIPATING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:
CONGRESSIONAL United States Senator and Representative in Congress
LEGISLATIVE Representative in State Legislature
COUNTY County Executive, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Clerk/Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Drain Commissioner and County Commissioner.
JUDICAL Judge of Circuit Court ? 6th Circuit ? Non-Incumbent Position
Judge of Probate Court ? Oakland County ? Non-Incumbent Position
Judge of District Court ? 52 2nd District ? Incumbent Position
TOWNSHIP Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Trustee, Brandon Township Library Board.
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING:
DELEGATES TO COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES.
AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL(S):
OAKLAND COUNTY ZOOLOGICAL AUTHORITY
The Oakland County Zoological Authority was established pursuant to Public Act 49 of 2008, and formed to allow for continuing zoological services for the students, residents and visitors of Oakland County. The law allows the Authority to seek authorization from the electors to levy a tax of not more than 0.1 mill (10 cents per $1,000 of taxable value) on real and personal property to provide revenue for this purpose. Accordingly, to continue providing zoological services to benefit the residents of the County, shall a 0.1 mill on all of the taxable property located within the County be imposed for a period of ten (10) years, being years 2008 through 2017. It is estimated that if approved and levied, this new millage will generate approximately $6,474,597.63 in 2008.
Shall this proposal be adopted?
BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
jmccreery@brandontownship.us
395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Hours: Monday ? Friday
8:30 ? 5:00 pm
GROVELAND TOWNSHIP CLERK
Pamela Mazich, CMC
clerk@grovelandtownship.net
4695 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI 48442
Hours: Mon. ? Thursday 9:00 am ? 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 to Noon
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 06-21-08

PUBLIC NOTICE
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
meeting on June 26, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Township Offices 395 Mill St. Ortonville
Mailing: P.O. 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASPHALT REPAVING PRESIDIO AND FREEDOM TRAIL ROADS, AND FOR HEARING ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLANS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
The plans and cost estimates are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District.
Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. An appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Ron Lapp at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC,
Brandon Township Clerk
395 Mill St. Ortonville, MI 48462
248/627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 06-14-08

zoning board of appeals
notice of public hearing
rEGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 25, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following:
1) Appeal #006-08 Sidwell #03-22-200-024
Name: Willis D. Wood
Location: 3800 Granger Road
Request: Applicant request variance of 576 Square Feet for barn addition to existing 2,112 Square Foot barn for storage of large recreational vehicle. Barn size allowance in this zoning is 1,200 square feet.
2) Appeal #007-08 Sidwell #03-08-351-029
Name: Allen & Amy Gibson
Location: 247 Faust
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct garage in front of home as well as a side yard setback of 15 feet in a required 25 foot setback zoning.
3) Appeal #008-08 Sidwell #03-27-351-012
Martin Sylvia Law
2715 Perry Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests variance of 336 square feet for barn construction as well as possible height variance of 2.5 feet depending on resulting roof pitch requirement to store classic show automobiles. Outbuilding allowance in this zoning is 1200 square feet; height restriction is 20 feet. Applicant desires 1,536 square feet barn and a height of 22.5 feet.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.

The Charter Township of Brandon has approved the first reading of the following ordinance at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of June 2, 2008
SUMMARY OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ZONING ORDINANCE AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
The following is a summary, as prepared by Stuart B. Cooney, Township attorney, of the proposed new Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance. The ordinance applies to all land in the Township and replaces the 1974 Zoning Ordinance. The Ordinance was introduced on June 2, 2008 and will be considered for adoption on July 7, 2008.
A true copy of the Zoning ordinance is on file and available for viewing by the public at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In the Zoning Ordinance the Township ordains as follows:
ARTICLE 1. Title; Purposes and Legal Clauses.
Article 1 sets forth the ‘Short Title? of the Ordinance as the Brandon Township Zoning Ordinance of 2007, Ordinance No. ___. Article 1 also repeals the previous ordinance, sets forth the purposes of the Ordinance with respect to developing a plan for the Township, provides that if any provision in the Zoning Ordinance is found to be invalid the rest of the Ordinance remains valid, and, indicates that where the Zoning Ordinance is in conflict with any other ordinances the more restrictive of the ordinances will apply. The effective date of the new Zoning Ordinance will be seven days after the ordinance or a summary of the Ordinance is published.
ARTICLE 2. Rules of Construction and Definitions.
Article 2 sets forth the rules for interpreting the ordinance and specific terms therein, and provides definitions for specific terms as used throughout the ordinance.
ARTICLE 3. Administration and Enforcement.
Article 3 establishes that the Township Supervisor is the primary enforcement officer and that any other designated official may act to enforce the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. The duties of an enforcement officer are set forth in detail. Article III also establishes when permits are required for altering land and the requirement for Certificate of Occupancy for the use of land. The authority for charging fees for assumed permits and various other actions is established in this article as well as the provisions and penalties for violation of the terms of the Zoning Ordinance. The primary penalty for violation is a civil infraction and the Township may proceed on a civil infraction ticket and/or seek injunctive relief as it determines to be appropriate.
ARTICLE 4. District Regulations.
Article 4 defines the various districts that exist within the Zoning Ordinance, and incorporates an official zoning map showing where the various districts exist within the Township. Uses and improvements of land must be authorized in the Zoning District where the land is located. Article 4 also contains a schedule of regulations that apply in the various zoning districts as defined in the Ordinance.
ARTICLE 5. General Provisions.
This Article describes various uses and improvements that may not be specific to a particular district or are in addition to district restrictions. Regulations include, by way of example, accessory buildings, fences, street frontage, parking, swimming pools, condominiums and home occupations.
ARTICLE 6 Supplementary Regulations.
This Article identifies specific uses which may be permitted as conditional in certain zoning districts. By way of example the Article provides regulation for a cluster housing option, the establishment of public and private schools, regulation of animals including some commercial uses, cemeteries, parking and storing of commercial vehicles, stables, child daycare facilities, mobile home parks and use of mobile homes outside of mobile home parks, motor vehicle amusement facility, stamping plants, service stations, commercial boat launches, campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks, churches, drive-in restaurants, drive-in theaters, wireless communication facilities, open business uses, warehousing, manufacturing, adult entertainment facilities, shopping centers and mining or extracting operations.
ARTICLE 7. Site Plan Review.
This Article sets forth the requirements for site plan review by the township planning commission, including preliminary plans, final plans and the necessity of approval of development by the Brandon Township Planning Commission and development in compliance with such approval.
ARTICLE 8. Special Land Use.
The Zoning Ordinance recognizes that while the Township is divided into general districts where various uses are permitted, there are uses that require review to minimize their affect on the surrounding community. The Brandon Township Planning Commission is granted authority to approve or reject certain uses based on criteria set forth in the ordinance for special uses. Article 8 presents standards that must be met by the applicant and determined by the Planning Commission before a special land use will be allowed.
ARTICLE 9. Planned Unit Development (PUD).
The Township has recognized that there are conditions under which greater value of land can be realized both as to the property owner and the community by establishing multifunctional developments under specific coordinated plans and conditions. Article 9 states the conditions under which the Planned Unit Development shall be considered and establishes regulations to be applied by the Township’s planning commission in determining if a Planned Unit Development should be allowed on a particular property.
ARTICLE 10. Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements.
Regulations are established based on type of use and space available to assure that adequate parking facilities are available, and to avoid encroachments on enjoining uses and the public right-of-way by excessive parking demands. Article 10 recognizes that Greenbelts and appropriate surfaces are effective in preventing damage to surrounding uses and the community and the avoidance of blight. This Article also addresses off street waiting and loading areas and requires completion of parking facilities as part of site plan approval and issuance of certificates of occupancy.
ARTICLE 11. Natural Resource Protection and Enhancement Regulation.
Article 11 establishes standards for landscaping, greenbelt, buffers and screens. Regulations are provided regarding buffering between specific land uses, parking lot landscaping, refuse control and various other landscape requirements. This Article also deals with lake privileges for non-occupant persons, wetland protection, surface water drainage and woodlands preservation. Moreover, Article 10 sets forth the standards for preparation of impact assessments on specific property as required for site plan or other permit approvals. There are also regulations established for removal of soil deposits even when incidental to uses other than mining, and conditions that may be applied by the planning commission as part of a permit process.
ARTICLE 12. Environmental Performance Regulations.
Article 12 provides that property may not be used in the Township so as to create any dangerous, injurious, noxious or otherwise objectionable condition which may adversely affect the surrounding area directly or indirectly. Permitted uses are subject to regulations that minimize any adverse effects. Examples of areas that are regulated include without limitation emissions, or contaminants, noise, vibrating, hazardous substances, radio waves, electrical current, lighting, flammable materials, litter and debris.
ARTICLE 13. Sign Regulation.
In order to preserve the property values attendant to a rural community atmosphere various regulations for signs have been established in Article 13. Regulations are non-content specific. The size and location, and types of signs are subject to specific conditions as set forth in the Article. Off site or billboard signs are regulated. Temporary signs are prohibited except under special permit. Limited regulations on election signs are applied. Signs are prohibited in the public right-of-way. An application process is established for signs that require approval. Article 13 also provides that signs that do not meet the conditions of the ordinance may be removed and destroyed by an ordinance enforcement officer.
ARTICLE 14. Public Notice.
Article 14 incorporates the requirements for providing Public Notice for hearing and other actions by the boards and commissions of the Township as such hearings may pertain to enforcement or processing under the Zoning Ordinance.
ARTICLE 15. Non-conforming Structures and Loss of Record.
Uses and structures that are valid at the time of adoption of the Zoning Ordinance will remain valid after adoption even where those uses no longer comply with the new requirements as long as there is no unpermitted change in the use of the premises. Article 15 contains limitations on when such uses may be repaired, expanded, or abandoned.
ARTICLE 16. Zoning Board of Appeals.
The Ordinance creates a Board of Appeals to hear all objections or requests for interpretation that may arise as a result of application of the ordinance to uses of land and structures thereon. Any administrative order under the Zoning Ordinance may be appealed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Special Use approvals or denials by the Planning Commission are not appealable to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
ARTICLE 17. Amendments.
Article 17 sets forth the procedure for amending the Zoning Ordinance and incorporates requirements of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act and the Charter Township act. Article 17 also establishes the method by which individuals may petition for such amendment. Conditional rezoning of land is allowed where determined to be appropriate.
ARTICLE 18. Appendix.
The Ordinance includes an Appendix A which contains descriptive illustrations as a means of describing matters referred to in the Ordinance.
Respectfully submitted,
Stuart B. Cooney, Township Attorney
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 06-07-08

REQUEST FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that The Township of Brandon will receive sealed bids for the installation of Retaining Wall Construction system at the Brandon Township Senior Center located in the Village of Ortonville. Plans and specifications may be obtained from the Brandon Township Clerk’s Office at the address listed below. Bids may be mailed or delivered personally to the Brandon Township Clerk’s office and must be received no later than Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at 4 p.m. The Bid proposal bid shall be placed in a sealed envelope, including all enclosures and labeled: ‘BID PROPOSAL FOR Retaining Wall CONSTRUCTION.?
PROJECT: Brandon Township Senior Center Retaining Wall Construction
OWNER: Charter Township of Brandon
P.O. Box 929
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
Tel: 248-627-2851
Fax: 248-627-6208
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:
Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc.
605 South Main, Suite 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-2200
(734) 662-1935(FAX)
BID DEADLINE/OPENING: Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at 4 p.m., local time
Clerk’s Office
Charter Township of Brandon
P.O. Box 929, 395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
Bids will be opened July 1, 2008, 4:30 p.m., at 395 Mill St.
BASIS FOR PROPOSALS: Bids are solicited on a unit price basis as listed on the proposal form. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible responsive bidder based upon the unit prices or lump sums as indicated in the proposal for all work specified. The Owner reserves the right to increase, decrease or delete selective bid items from base proposal to conform to monies budgeted.
DESCRIPTION: The work includes the construction of a retaining wall.
PROPOSAL GUARANTY: Each Proposal shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, money order or bid bond, payable to the OWNER, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the Proposal, as a Proposal guaranty. Proposal guaranty of the Bidders under consideration will be returned after approval of the Contract by the OWNER. All others will be returned within 7 days after the Proposal opening.
CONTRACT SECURITY: The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory
Performance Bond and Labor and Material Bond, each in the amount of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the Contract.
DOCUMENT ON FILE: Township Clerk’s Office
Charter Township of Brandon
P.O. Box 929
395 Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
Tel: 248-627-2851
Fax: 248-627-6208
Dodge Reports Livonia Plan Room
36060 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Tel: 734-464-2959
Fax: 734-464-3104
Construction Association of Michigan ?
Bloomfield Hills
43636 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Tel: 248-972-1000
Fax: 248-972-1135
DOCUMENT DEPOSIT: Contract Documents may be obtained at the Township Clerk’s Office for Twenty dollars ($20.00). Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per set is requested if bidder wants copies mailed.
CDBG BID REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor and Subcontractors on this project must comply with HUD contract provisions 24CFR part 85.36 (i), the Davis-Bacon Act, Nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 requirements, Anti-Kickback Act, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and Department of Labor Standards and Regulations as set forth in the Contract Bid Documents. This municipality is an equal opportunity employer, businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to bid.
PROPOSAL WITHDRAWAL: Withdrawal of any Proposal is prohibited for a period of 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
OWNER’S RIGHTS: The OWNER reserves the right to accept any Proposal, to reject any or all Proposals, and to waive any irregularities in any Proposal, in the interest of the OWNER.
Publish in The Citizen 06-07-08

zoning board of appeals
notice of public hearing
REGULAR MEETING
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 25, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462. To hear the following:
1) Appeal #006-08 Sidwell #03-22-200-024
Name: Willis D. Wood
Location: 3800 Granger Road
Request: Applicant request variance of 576 Square Feet for barn addition to existing 2,112 Square Foot barn for storage of large recreational vehicle. Barn size allowance in this zoning is 1,200 square feet.
2) Appeal #007-08 Sidwell #03-08-351-029
Name: Allen & Amy Gibson
Location: 247 Faust
Request: Applicant requests a variance to construct garage in front of home as well as a side yard setback of 15 feet in a required 25 foot setback zoning.
3) Appeal #008-08 Sidwell #03-27-351-012
Martin Sylvia Law
2715 Perry Lake Road
Request: Applicant requests variance of 336 square feet for barn construction as well as possible height variance of 2.5 feet depending on resulting roof pitch requirement to store classic show automobiles. Outbuilding allowance in this zoning is 1200 square feet; height restriction is 20 feet. Applicant desires 1,536 square feet barn and a height of 22.5 feet.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 627-4916 & 627-4917.

The Charter Township of Brandon has adopted the following ordinance at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of June 2, 2008
ORDINANCE #121
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
PREAMBLE
The Township of Brandon has determined that an Ordinance to prohibit Domestic Violence is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township and that it is appropriate to provide a separate ordinance dealing with conduct arising out of actions between persons who are not strangers to each other and have or previously had a defined domestic relationship; and that there should be penalties for the violation thereof, and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
Section 1: Title
This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Brandon Township Domestic Violence ordinance.
Section 2: Purpose
This ordinance is enacted for the purpose of protecting public health, safety and general welfare of persons and property within Brandon Township, pursuant to the authority granted to townships in the Township Ordinances Act, Public Act 246 of 1945 (MCL 41.181, et seq.), by prohibiting assault, battery, intimidation and abusive conduct between persons whose relationship meets the definition set forth in section 3 below, within Brandon Township, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.
Section 3: Definitions
Any person who shall assault and/or batter his or her spouse or former spouse, an individual with whom he or she has a dating relationship, an individual with whom he or she has a child in common, or a resident or former resident of his or her household shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
As used in this section, ‘dating relationship? means intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional involvement. This term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in a business or social context.
Section 4: Penalties
Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, and/or by imprisonment in the County jail for not to exceed ninety-three (93) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall be enforced in accordance with MCL 764.15.
Section 5: Severability
Should any part of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional, illegal, or of no force or effect by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion thereof shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part of portion thereof.
Section 6: Repeal, Effective Date
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this ordinance shall take effect immediately upon publication in the local newspaper.

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING JUNE 2, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of May 5, 2008
? Library ? Gaming License
? Regular Bills in the amount of $49,132.66
? Pre-pays in the amount of $274,357.24
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $970.00
? Retirement payment of $30,684.71
? R. Roberts Memorial Tribute Sculpture for Larry Roberts at Brandon Township Community Park
3. Approved 2nd Reading Ordinance #121 ‘Domestic Violence Ordinance?
4. Approved 1st Reading Ordinance #123 ‘Civil Infraction Ordinance?
5. Approved 1st Reading Ordinance #124 – Adopting Civil Infraction Penalities for Specified Ordinances
6. Approved 1st REading of Brandon Towsnhip Zoning Ordinance #122 with amendment sections 3.06 and 3.07
7. Approved Bid Acceptance for Demolition of 2330 Ortonville Road
8. Approved Resolution 173-08 to Participate in the CDBG Program for 3 Years
9. Approved Hiring Part Time Senior Bus Driver J. Claire
10. Approved Senior Van Rider Donation Program
11. Approved Petition to Purchase Flags and Flag Holders for Veterans Graves
12. Approved Chamber of Commerce – Brandon Township Fireworks Donation
13. Approved Accepting SAD ? Presidio/Freedom Property Paving Petition
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 06-07-08

zoning board of appeals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing June 22, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 003-11 Sidwell # 03-32-300-030
Name: Ralf & Daguar Contzen
Location: 498 Canal Drive
Request: Applicants request a variance to build an attached garage 8 feet from front property line. Zoning ordinance Section 46-215 requires 35 feet from front property line, therefore requires a variance of 27 feet.
2) Appeal # 004-11 Sidwell # 03-18-476-003 &
Name: Eileen McClennen Sidwell # 03-18-400-023
Location: 620 Granger Road
Request: Applicant request a variance of 5.6 times the width which is in violation by 168 feet. By ordinance 4 to 1 depth ratio is required.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 6-4-11

SUMMARY OF BRANDON TOWNSHIP
COMMUNITY PARK REGULATION ORDINANCE AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF
The following is a summary, as prepared by Stuart B. Cooney, Township attorney, of Ordinance No. 120, as adopted on March 17, 2008. The Ordinance applies to the Brandon Township Community Park and any other parks acquired by the Township at any time.
A true copy of the ordinance is on file and available for viewing by the public at the Brandon Township Clerk’s office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In the Ordinance the Township ordains as follows:
SHORT TITLE.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 1.1 indicates the Ordinance shall be known as the Brandon Township Community Park Ordinance
SCOPE AND APPLICATION.
ARTICLE II, SECTION 2.1 AND 2.2. The terms and provisions of the ordinance set forth minimum standards for public health, safety and welfare in Township parks. In addition, this ordinance does not preclude enforcement of other laws and ordinances in such parks.
DEFINITIONS.
ARTICLE III, SECTIONS 3.1(a) through 3.1(j) provide definitions of certain terms as used in the ordinance.
PARK SCHEDULE.
ARTICLE IV, SECTIONS 4.1 to 4.3 set forth days and times that the park(s) will be open. Current times for opening of parks include 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. all days or as adjusted by the Recreation Director or Township Board. The ordinance gives a priority to Recreation Department activities.
PARK REGULATIONS.
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 5.1(a) through 5.1(w) itemize activities that are prohibited in parks. Examples of prohibited activities include causing damage to facilities, bringing animals into the park except dogs on leashes of 6 feet or less, igniting fires except in designated facilities, camping, loitering, carrying or discharging firearms or other weapons, possession or use of alcohol, tobacco or controlled substances, interfering with or disobeying park or Township officials.
SECTION 5.2 indicates some activities otherwise prohibited may be allowed under special permit.
SPECIAL PERMIT PROCEDURES.
ARTICLE VI, SECTIONS 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 describe types of activities that are subject to special permit and the procedures by which permits may be requested.
PENALTIES.
ARTICLE VII provides penalties for violation of the ordinance:
SECTION 7.1 indicates that violations of park rules can result in ejectment from a park and misdemeanor arrest.
SECTION 7.2 provides that a person found guilty of violating the ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both.
SECTION 7.3 states that each act that violates the ordinance is a separate offense.
SECTION 7.4 states that other remedies are also available to the Township.
SEVERABILITY
ARTICLE VIII of the ordinance provides that if any section, provision, words or phrases of the ordinance are determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining sections, provisions, words or phrases shall remain in force.
EFFECTIVE DATE
ARTICLE IX provides that the ordinance shall be effective immediately after publication and the ordinance was adopted on March 17, 2008.
Respectfully submitted,
Stuart B. Cooney, Township Attorney
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 06-07-08

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING MARCH 7, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, DeWitt, Gault
Members absent: Stowell with notice
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of February 7, 2011
? Township Board Minutes for the Special Meeting of February 7, 2011
? Township Board Minutes for the Special Meeting of February 23, 2011
? Regular Bills in the amount of $17,491.10
? Pre-pays in the amount of $296,247.25
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $1,667.00
3. Approved hiring Terri Darnall effective January 1, 2011 as a part-time eligible Administrative Assistant in the Treasurer’s office
4. Approved allowing the Treasurer’s Part-Time Eligible Administrative Assistant to work more than the 32 hours when needed.
5. Approved the 2011 Fire Department Part-Time benefits.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 21, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, King, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of March 7, 2011
? Regular Bills in the amount of $30,046.38
? Pre-pays in the amount of $47,427.77
3. Approved the 2011 Clean-up Recycling and Refuse Collection Agreement Contract.
4. Accepted the resignation of Trustee Robert DeWitt Jr. with regret.
5. Approved the Medical Marihuana Moratorium Resolution.
6. Approved amending policies 2.14, 2.18, 2.19, 2.25, and 2.26 of the Charter Township of Brandon Administrative and Operational Policies and Procedures.
7. Approved the adoption of policy 2.34, Inclement Weather Policy.
8. Approved awarding the 2011 Brandon Township Community Park Maintenance contract to Northern Pines, Inc.
9. Approved the Fire Department 2011 Full-Time Employee Benefits.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 4, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of March 21, 2011.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $9,192.28.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $436,579.70.
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $651.00.
3. Approved compensating Mary Kassuba at part-time wages.
4. Approved entering lease agreement with Dave Bonner for the OTV Cable channel at 433 Mill Street.
5. Approved awarding the 2011 Dust Control Contract to Road Maintenance Corporation.
6. Approved declining to participate in Oakland County’s 2011 West Nile Virus Program.
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
APRIL 18, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved the appointment of Dana DePalma to the Brandon Township Trustee position vacancy.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 6-11-11

PUBLIC NOTICE
Brandon Township is requesting bids under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Guidelines to provide the following services for the 2008 program year (July 1, 2008 ? June 30, 2010.
? Provide emergency food and food/personal care vouchers for low-moderate
income households in Brandon Township.
? Provide emergency services for personal care items, food/dietary needs as needed for low to moderate income residents in Brandon Township.
? Provide a safety and repair program for seniors aged 62 and older and adults 18 and over with severe disabilities living in Brandon Township.
Businesses owned by women or minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bids must include how units of service are defined, estimated number of units to be provided, value of the units of service to be provided.
ALL BIDS ARE DUE BY 4PM ON 7/01/2008, TO BRANDON TOWNSHIP CLERK B. JEAN MCCREERY, CMC AT: 395 MILL STREET, P.O. BOX 929, ORTONVILLE, MI. 48462.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 05-31-08

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON AND PLANNING COMMISSION
The Brandon Township Planning Commission invites you to a Planning Fair to be held on Tuesday, June 10th, from 7 to 9 pm at Brandon Middle School (609 Ortonville Road).
The fair is being conducted to gather your thoughts and to help guide the update of the Township Master Plan. A number of very important planning studies have been conducted over the past several years however, the need for an updated, forward ? thinking Master Plan has never been greater.
The Brandon Township Master Plan is the official policy guide to be used by Township officials to help resolve and guide community development issues. Through the text and map, the Master Plan articulates a vision for the Township’s future growth and development. The Planning Fair offers a means for public comment on the future of our community and its success is in part dependent upon your participation.
Please attend to have a say in planning for the future of your community.
For more information, contact Doug Lewan at dlewan@cwaplan.com or at 734-662-2200.
We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
Brandon Township Clerk, B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 05-31-08

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 2, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault, DePalma
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda which included the following:
? Township Board Minutes for the Regular Meeting of April 4, 2011.
? Appointment of Cheryl Gault to the Retirement Oversight Committee.
? Appointment of Dana DePalma to the Parks & Recreation Sub-Committee.
? Regular Bills in the amount of $57,222.35.
? Pre-pays in the amount of $303,342.22.
? Trustee Timesheets in the amount of $623.00.
3. Approved Resolution 215-11 for Deposit of Funds.
4. Approved awarding the Senior Center roof repair to Phoenix U.R. to be paid with CDBG funds.
5. Approved the purchase of a Konica Minolta Bizhub 280 copier for the Fire Department.
6. Approved allowing the Brandon Community Park Club to operate concessions for Brandon Township Parks & Recreation.
7. Approved payment for the Bookkeeper and Clerk’s Administrative Assistant to attend an educational seminar.
8. Approved informing the Upper Bushman group that there is now a $300.00 application fee to apply for an S.A.D.
SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
SPECIAL MEETING
MAY 2, 2011
Members present: Thurman, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, King, Gault, DePalma
Members absent: None
1. Approved agenda.
2. Closed Session to discuss litigation; Barton v. Brandon Township and Country Oaks v. Brandon Township.
3. Approved Closed Session Minutes.
4. Approved Directing Township Attorney to proceed.
5. Approved Directing Township Attorney to proceed with Discussions concerning Country Oaks v. Brandon Township.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 6-18-11

Resolution to Proceed With
Improvements to Lake Louise
At a special meeting of the Lake Louise Improvement Board held in the Brandon Township Community Meeting Room on the 14th day of May 2008, at 7:00 p.m., local time.
PRESENT: Dewitt, Murphy, O’Dea, Willett
ABSENT: Jacobsen
The following resolution was offered by member Dewitt and seconded by member O’Dea.
WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on the improvement program for Lake Louise; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Lake Louise Improvement Board to proceed with implementation of a five-year (2009 to 2013) aquatic plant control program for Lake Louise with a total annual cost not to exceed $37,000.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. The Lake Board hereby determines that the proposed improvements are practical and it confirms its intent to proceed with the improvements.
2. The Lake Board hereby approves the lake improvement plan and the estimate of costs for the improvements.
3. This resolution shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Oakland County. The project shall not, thereafter, be subject to attack except in an action brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within 30 days after publication.
ADOPTED: AYES: All
NAYS: None
RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.
STATE OF MICHIGAN )
) ss
COUNTY OF OAKLAND )
I, Gayle Murphy, secretary of said Lake Louise Improvement Board, do hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by the lake board at a meeting held on the 14th day of May 2008. Public notice of said meeting was given pursuant to and in compliance with Act?267, Public Acts of Michigan?1976, as amended.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, this 14th day of May, 2008.
Gayle Murphy, Secretary
Lake Louise Improvement Board
Publish in The Citizen 05-24-08

Notice of Confirmation Of Special Assessment Roll For Improvements to Lake Louise
TAKE NOTICE that the Lake Louise Improvement Board has confirmed the Special Assessment Roll for improvements to Lake Louise. The Special Assessment Roll in the amount of $185,000 has been prepared for the purpose of assessing the cost of an aquatic plant control program on Lake Louise over a five-year period (2009 to 2013). Said Special Assessment Roll and all assessments thereon are final and conclusive unless attacked in a court of competent jurisdiction within 30 days of this notice.
This notice is being published pursuant to Part 309 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, PA 451 of 1994, as amended.
Lake Louise Improvement Board
Oakland County, Michigan
Publish in The Citizen 05-24-08

The Charter Township of Brandon will adopt
the following zoning ordinance amendment
at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of June 2, 2008
SECTION 3.06 MUNICIPAL CIVIL INFRACTION, NUISANCE PER SE, REMEDIES.
(a) Any person or anyone acting on behalf said person who should violate the provisions of this ordinance, or who fails to comply with the regulatory measures or conditions adopted by the board of appeals, planning commission or the township board, shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction.
(b) Uses of land, and dwellings, buildings, or structures, including tents, trailer coaches and mobile homes, used, erected, altered, raised, or converted in violation of any provision of this chapter are hereby declared to be a nuisance per se. The court may, in addition to the remedies provided in subsection (a) of this section, order such nuisance abated and the owner and/or agent in charge of such dwelling, building, structure, tent, trailer coach, mobile home, or land may be adjudged guilty of maintaining a nuisance per se.
SECTION 3.07 PENALTIES, SANCTIONS AND REMEDIES FOR CHAPTER VIOLATION.
(a) Remedies and Penalties for Municipal Civil Infractions.
(1) Schedule of Fines. The Civil fines payable upon admission of responsibility or upon a determination of responsibility for a violation of this Ordinance:
1st violation within 3-year period* $50.00
2nd violation within 3-year period* $125.00
3rd violation within 3-year period* $250.00
4th or subsequent violation within 3-year period* $400.00
*determined on the basis of the date of violation(s).
(2) Authorization to impose costs, etc. The judge or magistrate shall also be authorized to impose costs, damages and expenses as provided by law.
(3) Continuing offense. Each act of violation, and on each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
(4) Remedies not exclusive. In addition to any remedies provided for in this chapter, any equitable or other remedies available may be sought.
(5) Authorization to issue judgment, etc. In addition to ordering the defendant determined to be responsible for a municipal civil infraction to pay a civil fine, costs, damages and expenses, the judge or magistrate shall be authorized to issue any judgment, writ or order necessary to enforce or enjoin violation of this chapter.
(b) Infraction not an included offense. A municipal civil infraction shall not be a lesser included offense of a criminal offense or of an ordinance violation which is not a civil infraction.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 05-17-08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 136-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 40 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Chapter 40, Article II Traffic Code be revised, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 40 is hereby amended by adding a Section, to be numbered 40-21 which Section reads as follows:
1. Chapter 40, Section 40-21 State Motor Carrier Safety Act adopted:
(a) The Michigan Motor Carrier Safety Act as promulgated under Public Act No. 181 of 1963 (MCL 480.11 et seq), and subsequent amendments is hereby adopted by reference.
(b) References in the Motor Carrier Safety Act to the term ‘governmental unit? for the purposes of this Article shall mean Brandon Township.
(c) The penalties provided by the Michigan Motor Carrier Safety Act are adopted by reference; provided, however, no fine shall exceed $500.00, nor period of imprisonment to exceed 93 days, pursuant to Sec. 1-11 Brandon Code State Law reference ? authority to adopt the Michigan Carrier Safety Act by Reference. MCL 42.23.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 133-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 28 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Chapter 28, Article VIII be revised, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 28, Article VIII is hereby amended by adding Sections, to be numbered 28-488; 28-489; and 28-490, which said Sections shall read as follows:
Section 28-488 Furnishing alcoholic liquor to persons under 21 years of age.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly give or furnish any alcoholic liquor to a person under 21 years of age except upon authorization of and pursuant to a prescription of a duly licensed physician.
(State law reference ? Similar provisions, MCL 750.28, 750.141a.
Section 28-489 Children; contributing to neglect or delinquency of
Any person who shall by any act, or by any word, encourage, contribute toward, cause or tend to cause any minor child under the age of 17 years to become neglected or delinquent so as to come or tend to come under the jurisdiction of the juvenile division of the probate court, as defined in section 2 or chapter 12a of Act No. 288 of the Public Acts of 1939, as added by Act No. 54 of the Public Acts of the First Extra Session of 1944,1 and any amendments thereto, whether or not such child shall in fact be adjudicated a ward of the probate court, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(State law reference MCL 750.145)
Section 28-490 Aiding underage children to violate law, misdemeanor
Any person of the age of 16 years or over assisting, aiding, abetting, allowing, permitting or encouraging any minor under the age of 16 years to violate the provisions of sections 28-539 and 28-540 Brandon Code of Ordinances, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(State law reference MCL 722.753)
PENALTY
Any person who shall violate these Sections shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1-11 of the Brandon Code of Ordinances.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 134-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 32 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Section 32-23 omits certain clarifying language regarding penalties and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 32, Article II, is hereby amended as follows:
1. Section 32-23 of this Code of Ordinances as adopted August 2, 2010 is hereby repealed.
2. New Chapter 32, Art. II, Section 32-23 is hereby adopted:
Sec. 32-23 Penalties
Violation of Article II of Section 32-21, Sub-Section(s) (3), (19), (20) is a civil infraction.
A person in violation of any other section of Art. II shall be subject to either or both of the following, at the discretion of the Court:
(1) Ejectment from park by the enforcement official
(2) Misdemeanor arrest and/or citation
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law. B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE # 135-11 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 40 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
PREAMBLE
The Board of Trustees of the Township of Brandon has determined that the current code of ordinances Chapter 40, Article VI, Section 40-139 regarding penalties be revised, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
That the Code of Ordinances, Charter Township of Brandon, Oakland County, Michigan Chapter 40 is hereby amended as follows:
1. Section 40-139 of this Code of Ordinances as adopted August 2, 2010 is hereby repealed.
2. New Chapter 40, Art. VI, Section 40-139 is hereby adopted:
Sec. 40-139 Violations
All penalty provisions set forth in MCL 324.81101 et seq. that do not exceed Ordinance authorization Chapter 1, Section 1-11 shall apply.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective immediately upon publication.
CERTIFICATION
The forgoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Brandon at its regular meeting called and held on the 5th day of July, 2011 and was ordered to be given publication in the manner required by law.
B. Jean McCreery, CMC
Charter Township of Brandon
Introduced: 06/13/2011
Adopted: 07/05/2011
Published: 07/9/2011
Effective: 07/9/2011
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-9-11

Notice of Confirmation
Of Special Assessment Roll For Improvements to Lake Louise
TAKE NOTICE that the Lake Louise Improvement Board has confirmed the Special Assessment Roll for improvements to Lake Louise. The Special Assessment Roll in the amount of $185,000 has been prepared for the purpose of assessing the cost of an aquatic plant control program on Lake Louise over a five-year period (2009 to 2013). Said Special Assessment Roll and all assessments thereon are final and conclusive unless attacked in a court of competent jurisdiction within 30 days of this notice.
This notice is being published pursuant to Part 309 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, PA 451 of 1994, as amended.
Lake Louise Improvement Board
Oakland County, Michigan
Publish in The Citizen 05-24-08

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING MAY 5, 2008
Members present: Lapp, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Regular Township Minutes of April 21, 2008
? Special Session Minutes of April 28, 2008
? Regular Bills in the amount of $45,929.51
? Pre-pays in the amount of $332,521.69
? Trustees? Timesheets in the amount of $2,425.00
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 05-10-08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on August 8, 2011 within a Special Meeting at 6:30p.m. at the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DUST CONTROL AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR THE PRIVATE ROAD OF LEGAULT AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:
03-01-300-035
03-01-300-037
03-01-300-039
03-01-300-040
03-01-300-041
03-01-300-042
03-01-300-044
03-01-300-045
03-01-300-046
03-01-300-047
03-01-300-048
03-01-300-049
03-01-300-052
03-01-300-053
03-01-300-054
03-01-300-055
03-01-300-060
03-01-300-061
03-01-300-063
03-01-300-064
03-01-300-070
03-01-300-071
03-01-300-072
03-01-300-073
03-01-300-074
03-01-300-075
03-01-300-076
03-01-300-077
03-01-300-081
03-01-300-082
03-01-300-083
03-01-300-084
03-01-300-087
03-01-300-088
03-01-300-089
03-01-300-090
The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District.
Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. An appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11 and 7-30-11.

ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the following ordinance amendments at a Special Brandon Township Board Meeting of July 18, 2011. The 2nd reading of the ordinance amendment will take place at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of August 1, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Revisions to Accessory Building Ordinance.
Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.
Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:
5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
Revision to Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.
Revise section 46-249 (2) m to read as follows:
26-249 (2)
m. One business vehicle may be permitted at the dwelling. Business vehicles larger than a pickup truck or domestic van shall meet the requirements of sections 46-246 and 46-285, if eligible.
Addition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.

SEVERABILITY: The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill St., PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462, (248) 627-2851.
Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on August 8, 2011 within a Special Meeting at 6:30p.m. at the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TREATMENT FOR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION AND/OR ALGAE AS PERMITTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT ON UPPER BUSHMAN LAKE AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAID SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands fronting Upper Bushman Lake and are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:
03-34-476-005
03-34-476-007
03-34-476-008
03-34-476-009
03-34-476-012
03-34-476-013
03-34-476-016
03-34-476-017
03-34-476-018
03-34-477-004
03-34-477-005
03-34-477-006
03-34-477-009
03-34-477-010
03-34-477-011
03-34-477-012
03-34-477-015
03-34-477-016
The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District.
Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. An appearance and protest at the hearing in the special assessment proceedings is required in order to appeal the amount of the special assessment to the state tax tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 7-23-11 and 7-30-11.

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #137-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. of the Accessory Building Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-242 (1) d. 5, Accessory Buildings and Structures be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.
Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:
5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: Stowell, DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #141-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 141-11, Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances, ordinance 141-11, be amended to include Appendix A Figures, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
A09ddition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
The figures to be added to the Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #141-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 141-11, Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances, ordinance 141-11, be amended to include Appendix A Figures, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
A09ddition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
The figures to be added to the Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

zoning board of appeal
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 24, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 010-11 Sidwell # 03-07-201-017
Name: Tony Young
Location: 720 Sands
Request: Applicants request a variance to construct an accessory building in his front yard. Section 46-
242 (1) c. does not allow structures in the front yard.
2) Appeal # 011-11 Sidwell # 03-30-403-014
Name: John Wolfert
Location: 453 Bald Eagle Lake Road
Request: Applicant request a variance of 484 square foot to build an accessory building 624 square foot. By Section 46-242 (1) c.3 shall not exceed more than a 1000 square foot in R1-A
Zoning.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 8-3-11

charter township of brandno
planning & building
PUBLIC NOTICE
Brandon Township is accepting bids for the demolition and removal of the house at 2330 Ortonville Road. The demolition requires disconnects of utilities (gas & electric) demolition of house, removal of all debris, which includes entire foundation and floor, backfilling of basement, grading and balancing of the property as required.
The successful bidder shall hold the required insurances, and be able to post a performance bond of $ 50,000.00 in the form of cash, letter of credit or surety.
Bids shall be sealed and submitted to the Brandon Township Clerks office at 395 Mill Street in Ortonville. Closing date for bid submittals shall be 5: 00 p.m. May 9, 2008.
Any questions regarding bid requirements may be directed to Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department, 248-627-4916
B. Jean McCreery
Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 4-26-08, 5-3-08

zoning board of appeal
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Regular Meeting
The Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing August 24, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at Brandon Township Offices, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 to hear the following appeals.
1) Appeal # 010-11 Sidwell # 03-07-201-017
Name: Tony Young
Location: 720 Sands
Request: Applicants request a variance to construct an accessory building in his front yard. Section 46-
242 (1) c. does not allow structures in the front yard.
2) Appeal # 011-11 Sidwell # 03-30-403-014
Name: John Wolfert
Location: 453 Bald Eagle Lake Road
Request: Applicant request a variance of 484 square foot to build an accessory building 624 square foot. By Section 46-242 (1) c.3 shall not exceed more than a 1000 square foot in R1-A
Zoning.
Any further information regarding the above hearing may be obtained at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department during regular office hours, or telephone 248-627-4916.
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #137-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Section 46-242 (1) d. 5. of the Accessory Building Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-242 (1) d. 5, Accessory Buildings and Structures be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Sec. 46-242. Accessory buildings and structures.
Revise section (1) d. 5. to read as follows:
5. The total area of all detached accessory buildings in the RE district shall not exceed the total square footage of the living area of the principle building or 1,200 square feet, whichever is greater. The square footage of finished or unfinished basements shall not be considered when determining accessory building area. The area of detached accessory buildings may be increased by 400 square foot for each acre over 2.5 acres where additional acreage is part of a single lot or parcel.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: Stowell, DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #141-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Ordinance 141-11, Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances, ordinance 141-11, be amended to include Appendix A Figures, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Addition to the Zoning Ordinance of Appendix A ? Figures
By way of explanation for the addition of Appendix A ? Figures being pages A-1 through A-15 inclusive, the previous zoning ordinance was a separate free standing ordinance. With the Codification that took place last year, the section in the zoning ordinance being Appendix A ? Figures was unknowingly omitted. This was not noticed until such time as an explanation was offered to a resident whereby the figure page was referenced and noticed that it did not exist.
We are proposing no changes to the Appendix A – Figures, just inserting the previously omitted pages at the end of the existing zoning ordinance portion of the Code of Ordinances for the township.
As this section is a part of the Zoning portion of the ordinance it must be reviewed and recommended by the Planning Commission to the Township Board for insertion into the zoning ordinance.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by Beltramo, seconded by McCreery.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
The figures to be added to the Code of Ordinances can be viewed at the Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE #137-11
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
Ordinance Amending Section 46-249 (2) m. of the Home Occupation Ordinance of the Code of Ordinances adopted August 2, 2010
PREAMBLE
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: that the current code of ordinances Section 46-249 (2) m. 5, Home Occupation be amended, and it is appropriate for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township that the Code be amended accordingly.
Revision to Home Occupation Section 46-249 (2) m.
Revise section 46-249 (2) m to read as follows:
26-249 (2)
m. One business vehicle may be permitted at the dwelling. Business vehicles larger than a pickup truck or domestic van shall meet the requirements of sections 46-246 and 46-285, if eligible.
SEVERABILITY
The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Ordinance.
PUBLICATION
The Clerk for the Charter Township of Brandon shall cause this Ordinance to be published in the manner required by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Act 110 of 2006 as amended and MCL 42.22.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall be effective seven (7) days after publication, August 13, 2011.
CERTIFICATION
I, B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Clerk of the Charter Township of Brandon County of Oakland, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is the complete amendment to the Charter Township of Brandon Zoning Ordinance, and was introduced July 18, 2011, adopted by the Brandon Township Board of Trustees on August 1, 2011 and given publication in the Citizen, a newspaper of general circulation, on August 6, 2011, the following members of the Brandon Township Board of Trustees voted as follows in connection with this resolution to adopt the above amendment. Motion by McCreery, seconded by Stowell.
AYES: DePalma, King, McCreery, Beltramo, Stowell, Thurman
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Gault (with notice)
Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-6-11

SYNOPSIS
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
REGULAR MEETING APRIL 21, 2008
Members present: Lapp, McCreery, Owen, Willett, Stowell, DeWitt, Carlson
1. Approved agenda as amended.
2. Approved Consent Agenda, which included the following items:
? Minutes of the regular meeting of April 7, 2008
? Minutes of the special meeting of April 10, 2008
? Regular Bills in the amount of $24,041.97
? Pre-pays in the amount of $345,183.32
3. Approved the Skate Park recommendations.
4. Approved the No Reason Voting Resolution 171-08.
5. Approved the Fire Department Crossing Approval.
6. Approved the Fire Department Equipment Purchase.
7. Approved Resolution 172-08 to Appoint Receiving Boards.
8. Approved the Domestic Violence Ordinance ? First Reading.
Approved by
Ronald Lapp, Brandon Township Supervisor
Approved by
B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 04-26-08

NOTICE OF HEARING OF
PRACTICABILITY AND REVIEW OF
LAKE LOUISE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL
TAKE NOTICE that the Lake Louise Improvement Board will hold a public hearing on the practicability of continuing an aquatic plant control program on Lake Louise for an additional five years (2009 to 2013). The public hearing will be held at the Brandon Township Community Meeting Room, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a special assessment roll has been prepared and is on file at the office of Brandon Township located on 395 Mill Street in Ortonville, Michigan, for public examination during normal business hours. Said special assessment roll has been prepared for the purpose of assessing the cost of the Lake Louise Aquatic Plant Control Program to benefiting properties.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Lake Louise Improvement Board will hold a hearing immediately following the aforementioned hearing of practicability for the purpose of reviewing said special assessment roll and for hearing any objections thereto. An owner of or party with interest in real property to be assessed or his/her agent may appear in person to object to the special assessment or may protest such special assessment by letter filed with the Lake Board at or prior to the time of the hearing. Written objections may be filed with or mailed to Lake Louise Improvement Board, c/o Brandon TownshipTreasurer, P.O. Box 929, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI 49462. Notice is also given that the owner of any real property within the Lake Louise Special Assessment District who, having made an objection to said special assessment either in person or in writing, may, within thirty (30) days after the confirmation of the special assessment roll, appeal such special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal or other court of competent jurisdiction.
Lake Louise Improvement Board
Brandon Township, Oakland County, Michigan
Publish in The Citizen 4-19-08, 4-26-08

charter township of brandno
planning & building
PUBLIC NOTICE
Brandon Township is accepting bids for the demolition and removal of the house at 2330 Ortonville Road. The demolition requires disconnects of utilities (gas & electric) demolition of house, removal of all debris, which includes entire foundation and floor, backfilling of basement, grading and balancing of the property as required.
The successful bidder shall hold the required insurances, and be able to post a performance bond of $ 50,000.00 in the form of cash, letter of credit or surety.
Bids shall be sealed and submitted to the Brandon Township Clerks office at 395 Mill Street in Ortonville. Closing date for bid submittals shall be 5: 00 p.m. May 9, 2008.
Any questions regarding bid requirements may be directed to Tim Palulian at the Brandon Township Planning & Building Department, 248-627-4916
B. Jean McCreery
Brandon Township Clerk
Publish in The Citizen 4-26-08, 5-3-08

The Charter Township of Brandon has had the 1st reading of the following ordinance at the Regular Brandon Township Board Meeting of April 21, 2008
ORDINANCE #121
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREAMBLE
The Township of Brandon has determined that an Ordinance to prohibit Domestic Violence is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township and that it is appropriate to provide a separate ordinance dealing with conduct arising out of actions between persons who are not strangers to each other and have or previously had a defined domestic relationship; and that there should be penalties for the violation thereof, and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.
THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRANDON, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN ORDAINS:
Section 1: Title
This ordinance shall be known and cited as the Brandon Township Domestic Violence ordinance.
Section 2: Purpose
This ordinance is enacted for the purpose of protecting public health, safety and general welfare of persons and property within Brandon Township, pursuant to the authority granted to townships in the Township Ordinances Act, Public Act 246 of 1945 (MCL 41.181, et seq.), by prohibiting assault, battery, intimidation and abusive conduct between persons whose relationship meets the definition set forth in section 3 below, within Brandon Township, and to provide penalties for the violation thereof.
Section 3: Definitions
Any person who shall assault and/or batter his or her spouse or former spouse, an individual with whom he or she has a dating relationship, an individual with whom he or she has a child in common, or a resident or former resident of his or her household shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
As used in this section, ‘dating relationship? means intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional involvement. This term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in a business or social context.
Section 4: Penalties
Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, and/or by imprisonment in the County jail for not to exceed ninety-three (93) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall be enforced in accordance with MCL 764.15.
Section 5: Severability
Should any part of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional, illegal, or of no force or effect by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion thereof shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other part of portion thereof.
Section 6: Repeal, Effective Date
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this ordinance shall take effect immediately upon publication in the local newspaper.
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, MI 48462 248-627-2851
Publish in The Citizen 4-26-08

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DUST CONTROL AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR THE PRIVATE ROAD OF LEGAULT AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGAULT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #1 .
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-01-300-035 03-01-300-047 03-01-300-063 03-01-300-077 03-01-300-037 03-01-300-048 03-01-300-064 03-01-300-081 03-01-300-039 03-01-300-049 03-01-300-070 03-01-300-082 03-01-300-040 03-01-300-052 03-01-300-071 03-01-300-083 03-01-300-041 03-01-300-053 03-01-300-072 03-01-300-084 03-01-300-042 03-01-300-054 03-01-300-073 03-01-300-087 03-01-300-044 03-01-300-055 03-01-300-074 03-01-300-088
03-01-300-045 03-01-300-060 03-01-300-075 03-01-300-089 03-01-300-046 03-01-300-061 03-01-300-076 03-01-300-090

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON APPROVING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING TREATMENT FOR NUISANCE AQUATIC VEGETATION AND/OR ALGAE AS PERMITTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT ON UPPER BUSHMAN LAKE AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF UPPER BUSHMAN SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #2.
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands fronting Upper Bushman Lake and are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-34-476-005 03-34-476-013 03-34-477-005 03-34-477-012
03-34-476-007 03-34-476-016 03-34-477-006 03-34-477-015 03-34-476-008 03-34-476-017 03-34-477-009 03-34-477-016 03-34-476-009 03-34-476-018 03-34-477-010 03-34-476-012 03-34-477-004 03-34-477-011

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11

BRANDON TOWNSHIP
Brandon Township will hold a PUBLIC HEARING meeting on September 19, 2011 within their Regular Scheduled Meeting at 7:30p.m. At the Township Offices, 395 Mill St., Ortonville, Mi. 48462. – Mailing: PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF THE PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, DUST CONTROL AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR THE PRIVATE ROAD OF LEGAULT AND FOR THE HEARING OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PLAN AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGAULT SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT #1 .
The District within which the foregoing road services are proposed and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed consists of the lands are specifically identified by the following permanent parcel numbers:

03-01-300-035 03-01-300-047 03-01-300-063 03-01-300-077 03-01-300-037 03-01-300-048 03-01-300-064 03-01-300-081 03-01-300-039 03-01-300-049 03-01-300-070 03-01-300-082 03-01-300-040 03-01-300-052 03-01-300-071 03-01-300-083 03-01-300-041 03-01-300-053 03-01-300-072 03-01-300-084 03-01-300-042 03-01-300-054 03-01-300-073 03-01-300-087 03-01-300-044 03-01-300-055 03-01-300-074 03-01-300-088
03-01-300-045 03-01-300-060 03-01-300-075 03-01-300-089 03-01-300-046 03-01-300-061 03-01-300-076 03-01-300-090

The plans, cost estimates and a map of the proposed district are on file with the Clerk of Brandon Township for public examination, along with a description of the proposed Special Assessment District. Redeterminations of costs for the project may be made without further notice to record owners or parties in interest in the property. At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said Board, at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Petitions, Estimates and Costs or to said Special Assessment District. Anyone wishing to object to the Assessment Roll and preserve their right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal must attend the hearing or file their objection in writing with the Clerk’s office before the end of the hearing. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to protest the special assessment, or shall be permitted to file his or her appearance or protest by letter and his or her personal appearance shall not be required. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
This meeting is open to all members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact Supervisor, Kathy Thurman at (248) 627-4918 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Questions can be directed to The Clerk’s Office, (248) 627-2851.
Brandon Township is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.?
Posted by B. Jean McCreery, CMC, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462
Publish in The Citizen 8-20-11, 8-27-11