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        Township owned land parcels now on market

           The long-planned sale of eight  good-faith deposit at the time of                                                       priced at $100,000; 68.38 acres on
        parcels of Sumpter Township    the sale. During the citizens com-                        ”                                 Martinsville Road priced at
        owned land was approved by the  ments portion of the agenda, res-       Sale of the township-owned properties              $275,000; 3.56 acres on Willow
        board of trustees during their  ident Corey Blue repeated his               has been a topic of discussion                 Road priced at $60,000; 3.54
        regular meeting June 14 meet-  concerns about the sale of the                                                              acres on Willow Road priced at
        ing.                           land. Blue has previously criti-     for months at regular meetings of the trustees.        $30,000; 1.52 acres on Willow
           Sale of the township-owned  cized the efforts of the township                                                           Road priced at $125,000; 67.95
        properties has been a topic of  to sell the land which includes                                                            acres of land on Rawsonville
        discussion for months at regular  one parcel adjacent to his prop-  was located in a well-established  the $3,000 escrow payment with  Road priced at $500,000 and
        meetings of the trustees.      erty. He contends that the busi-  residential district.      offers to buy the land. Oddy also  14.72 acres on Martinsville Road
        Township Supervisor Tim        ness zoning of the property is   Blue also asked the board   suggested that Bowman state    priced at $100,000.
        Bowman had previously suggest-  incorrect as it is in a residential  members for some assurance  publicly and for the record the  Township attorney Rob Young
        ed placing the properties with an  section of the township.   that there would be no “conflict  terms of the sale and list the spe-  reminded the board members
        auction company in an effort to  During the June 14 meeting,  of interest” in the sale and to  cific properties and price,  that following any sale of the
        expedite sales of the land but  he again questioned the specifics  ensure that bids were not  including language that the sale  land, the township would have to
        during the meeting this month,  of the land sale asking the board  received from anyone related to  would be according to a standard  determine the amount to be paid
        suggested the township use the  members how the appraisals of  township trustees or officials.  real estate agreement as   to Wayne County. He noted that
        Moving the Mitten real estate  the property were completed      “Things need to be resolved,”  reviewed by the township attor-  the township had multiple and
        company for the sale.          commenting that the real estate  he said.                    ney. Trustee Peggy Morgan cast  various expenses which could be
           Terms of the sale include a 5  appraisal of the land value   Following Bowman's motion   the lone no vote on the sale of the  charged against the county por-
        percent commission to the real  included comments that the land  to place the property for sale  properties which include:  9.32  tion of the sales price but that
        estate company to be paid by the  was not appraised in comparison  with the real estate company,  acres on Sumpter Road priced at  those would have to be carefully
        buyer and a $3,000 equity or   to any commercial property and  Trustee Matthew Oddy suggested  $75,000; 9.75 acres on Wear Road  calculated to ensure accuracy.
        Fairground neighbor’s fencing will be replaced

           Efforts to install new fencing  Hoffman, had contacted her                                                                Bowman said that the
        at the Sumpter Township festi-  complaining about the fence                              ”                                 replacement of the fencing was
        val grounds will include the   removal and the location of the                   We are, in good faith                     included in the bids he had for
        replacement of 320 feet of fenc-  festivals on property adjacent to        replacing her fence on our dime.                the festival grounds fencing. His
        ing owned by the owner of adja-  hers. Morgan said the resident                                                            suggestion was questioned by
        cent property.                 was “very upset” that she had               She's not going to pay anything,                Morgan who wanted to know if
           The resident's fencing was  not been contacted by anyone on                                                             the project had been properly
        demolished in error when con-  the board regarding the fencing                                                             let out for bids. Morgan said the
        tractors removed the aging fenc-  matter and wanted to know if  “There will be more festivals  resident's fence.           resident was “only concerned
        ing from the township-owned    the township planned to buy the  if I have anything to with it,”  “I don't know if we have to go  about her fence.”
        festival property on Sumpter   property behind hers.          Bowman said. He added that he  out for bids. We created the    Trustee Don LaPorte asked
        Road explained Township          Morgan said the resident was  “would like to see a parks and  damage,” he said and asked  about the specifications in the
        Supervisor Tim Bowman.         critical of the festival location,  recreation director” in the town-  Finance Director Scott Holtz for  bids for the fencing. “I need to
           “I regret to say that Mrs.  cancelled the past two years due  ship to handle all such events or  his input. Holtz said that  know everybody is bidding on
        Hoffman's 320 feet of fence,   to the COVID pandemic. “She    an events coordinator, rather  because of the amount of the  the same project” he said.
        while not in great shape, but it  said that she and her neighbors  than the current all-volunteer  purchase, the replacement of  Following  discussion,
        still looked good was removed.  like the peace and quiet and are  parks and recreation committee.  the fencing would have to  trustees voted to finalize the
        They (contractors) were under  totally against the fairgrounds,”  Trustee Matt Oddy expressed  adhere to the township purchas-  specifications and accept sealed
        the impression that it was town-  Morgan said.                his concern about the demoli-  ing process and would take    bids for the replacement of the
        ship property and nobody came    Bowman responded that pur-   tion of the resident's fencing and  about two and a half to three  fencing and gates at the fair-
        forward and said it is not our  chase of adjoining property   suggested the township seek a  weeks.                        grounds, with a separate item
        property,” he told the board.  might be a wise move for the   separate bid “just to get that   “We are, in good faith replac-  for the fencing removed from
           Trustee Peggy Morgan said   township which may need a new  done.” He also suggested the  ing her fence on our dime. She's  the resident's property. Morgan
        that the owner of the fence,   township hall or other munici-  township hire a fencing compa-  not going to pay anything,” Holtz  cast the lone no vote on the
        whom she identified as Mrs.    pal building in the future.    ny immediately to replace the  said.                         motion.
        Deputy pay rate OK’d                                                              To subscribe to The Eagle visit

           A salary recommendation regarding   clerk and the deputy treasurer were held
                                                                                                          CITY OF ROMULUS INVITATION TO BID
        the deputy clerk and deputy supervisor  to the same level of accountability and     ITB 22/23-01 DEMOLITION OF SUBSTANDARD STRUCTURES-32185 Ecorse Road
        prompted a split vote among Sumpter    should be paid at the same rate. He com-  The City of Romulus, Michigan is seeking bids from qualified contractors for the demolitions of structures and all required site
        Township Trustees during the June 14   mented that these were not "career jobs"  restoration on the following property:
        meeting.                               but were at-will appointments of the offi-  Single family residential structure, detached garage, one mobile house used as accessory structure at 32185 Ecorse Road
           A committee appointed to examine    cials elected to the two positions.      1. Qualified individuals and firms wishing to submit a bid must use the forms provided by the City.  Official bid forms and
        the current wages of the two statutory   Oddy commented that the two               specifications may be obtained from the MITN Purchasing Group page of BidNet Direct (   Bids
        positions, suggested a resolution setting  employees did not receive the same ben-  may be rejected unless made on the forms included with the bidding documents. Copies of documents obtained from any
                                                                                           other source are not considered official copies.
        the pay of the two positions at $3 per  efits based on seniority and there needed  2. Bids may be rejected unless made on the forms included with the bidding documents.
        hour more than current union contract  to be some compensation for seniority.   3. Clarifications, modifications, or amendments may be made to this solicitation at the discretion of the City.  Any and all
                                                                                           addenda issued by the City will be posted on the MITN system.  All interested parties are instructed to view the MITN
        rate for a 90-day office clerk. That rate,  "Do they receive the same vacation time,"  website regularly for any issued addenda.  It is the responsibility of the proposer to obtain the available addenda and
        which is currently $23.41, would increase  he asked.                               acknowledge any issued addenda on the Table of Contents for this solicitation, and further submit a printed copy of the
                                                                                           addendum attached as part of the required documents for this solicitation
        the deputy treasurer's hourly rate to    Clerk Esther Hurst said she strongly   4. A total of three copies (one marked "Original" and two marked "Copy") of the bid must be submitted together in one
        $26.41 per hour. The deputy clerk's    opposed paying the two positions at the     sealed package/envelope and returned to the City Clerk's Office no later than 2:00 P.M., July 14, 2022.  Bids should be
                                                                                           addressed using the bid package label provided in the solicitation documents.
        hourly rate was increased by the board  same rate. "I don't think he (the deputy  5. At approximately 3:00 p.m., local time all timely received bids will be publicly opened and read.
        members to $27 per hour during the pan-  clerk) should have to take a pay cut."  6. Bid shall be good and may not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (90) calendar days after the date for submitting bids.
                                                                                        7. The successful Bidder will be required to submit all proof of all insurance required by the solicitation documents and
        demic.                                   Treasurer Vincent Warren was in           copies of all required endorsements.
           Trustee Matt Oddy suggested that the  favor of the motion and said he was of  8. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Performance Bond and Payment Bonds each in the full
                                                                                           amount of the Contract.
        rate did not, as presented, include any  the opinion that the two positions were  9. The City reserves the right to postpone the opening without notification and also reserves the right to reject all bids and
        mention of seniority and asked if the  of comparable responsibility and should     proposals and to waive any minor informality or irregularity in proposals received. Ultimately, a contract may be award-
                                                                                           ed to the lowest most responsive and responsible company, as determined in the sole discretion of the City of Romulus
        township would have an employee who    be paid at the same rate.                   or otherwise in a manner deemed by the City to be in its own best interest.
        had been employed for several years      Warren, LaPorte and Trustee Peggy      10. For additional information contact Gary Harris, City of Romulus, Purchasing Director by calling (734) 955-4568 or by
        making the same hourly rate as a new   Morgan voted against the motion while    11. The City of Romulus strictly prohibits the reproduction or publishing of any published document or solicitation without
        hire.                                  Supervisor Tim Bowman, Oddy, Trustee        the express written consent of the City of Romulus.  Unauthorized posting of any notice of these documents or reference
                                                                                           to said documents or solicitations is strictly prohibited.
           Trustee Don LaPorte, however, dis-  Tim Rush and Hurst voted in favor of the
        agreed, and said he felt that the deputy  pay increase for the deputy treasurer.  Please Publish:       06/30/2022

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                              Department. All paper-  at the amount due for  Vehicles may be deleted  prior to the start of the  only sale and all vehicles  conclusion of the auc-
                              work must be picked up  towing  and  storage.  from this list at any time  auction. This is a cash  must be paid in full at the  tion.
                              from  the     Canton
        On Wednesday, July 6th,  Township    Police
        2022 at 11: 30 am, Great  Department within 48
        Lakes Towing Impound  hours of the sale. There
        and Recovery Division  is a $100.00 buyer fee
        located at 42350 Van  per vehicle purchased
        Born Rd, Belleville, Mi,  through  the  auction
        County of Wayne, will  made payable separately
        conduct a public auction  to Canton Township.
        of   Impounded   and
        Abandoned vehicles. The  2021 KIA
        following vehicles will be  KNDJ23AU3M7773480
        offered for sale to the  2015 HYUNDAI
        highest bidder.       5NPE24AF8FH023998
                              2018 HYUNDAI
        2009 FORD             KM8J33A4XJU691350
        1FMCU037X9KC96183     2018 KIA
        1999 FORD             KNDJP3A52J7537263
        1FTZR15V4XPB44188     2015 HYUNDAI
        The above vehicles are  2003 LEXUS
        impounded through the  JT8BD69S430191428
        City of Westland Police  2021 TOYOTA
        Department. All paper-  JTEAAAAH9MJ022327
        work must be picked up  2016 HYUNDAI
        from the  City of     KMHE34L12GA012708
        Westland       Police  The above vehicles are
        Department within 48  impounded through the
        hours of the sale.    City of Dearborn Police
                              Department. All paper-
        2012 CHEVROLET        work must be picked up
        2G1WF5E36C1307005     from the  City of Dearborn
        2008 DODGE            Police Department within
        1B3LC46K08N112589     48 hours of
        The above vehicles are  All Vehicles are sold in
        impounded through the  "as is condition". Bidding
        Canton Township Police  on all vehicles will start
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