Monday, December 3, 2012
Three attorneys. Three opinions. Now there will be a fourth.
After its second closed meeting in as many weeks, the Oakland Township Board of Trustees voted at a special meeting Monday to seek a fourth legal opinion regarding a rezoning granted for the proposed Blossom Ridge senior housing development. The board will also seek an opinion from the Michigan Attorney General and is now hoping to put the referendum on the rezoning on the May ballot, not February as originally intended. “I think it is incumbent upon us to do as much due diligence as we can to represent the citizens and do it right,” said supervisor Terry Gonser. “It’s unfortunate in my mind that we can’t go forward on Feb. 26. … I’ve always felt it was better to be right than fast.” Last week, the newly elected board received a letter …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A special meeting has been called for Monday, Dec. 3.
An attorney representing a group of Oakland Township residents has found a procedural flaw in the rezoning approved for the controversial Blossom Ridge senior-housing development. In a letter to the township, he said both the rezoning and the subsequent petition drive to overturn it are invalid. The township’s new board of trustees, meeting for the first time Tuesday, went into closed session to hear Township Attorney Steven Joppich’s opinion on the letter. Apparently the two opinions differ, because after the hour-long closed session the board returned to open session and voted to hire a third attorney to give it yet another opinion. The residents’ attorney, Gregory Need, said an Oakland County zoning committee never received notice of …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Oakland Township Board of Trustees will discuss the rezoning request for Blossom Ridge, altering the Historic District Commission millage and purchasing recording equipment.
An Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Township Hall. A variety of items are on Tuesday's agenda, including the Blossom Ridge rezoning request. Dozens of residents spoke out against the proposal at a public hearing on March 13. Following a report by consultants, the board will hear the first reading of the amendment to rezone the property at Dutton and Adams. Action may be taken to refer Township Attorney Steve Joppich to work with the applicant, Dominic Moceri, to begin setting terms and conditions. The board will also discuss placing a proposed millage for the Historic District Commission on the primary election ballot Aug. 7. Other items on the agenda include: