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Information On How To Contact Township Officials:

 

Click here to view a copy of the Township directory. (A Guide to Township Departments, Committees, County Offices, and State Agencies.) This directory includes phone numbers and e-mail addresses for all Bedford Township officials.

Click here to view Contact Information for Bedford Township Officials (including home addresses and home phone numbers) that are listed on the Michigan Townships Association web site. This page also includes Demographic and Population Information for Bedford Township.

Click here to view additional information concerning contacting Bedford Township officials. See the answer to question #1 in the "Questions & Answers" section.

 

Click on the graphic to the left to view and/or post to the official Bedford Township Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan Open Meetings Act Information


OPEN MEETINGS ACT
Michigan Act 267 of 1976

AN ACT to require certain meetings of certain public bodies to be open to the public; to require notice and the keeping of minutes of meetings; to provide for enforcement; to provide for invalidation of governmental decisions under certain circumstances; to provide penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts. See "Open Meetings Act Handbook" listed below for complete information.

 

 

Click on the graphic to the left to read the complete Michigan Open Meetings Act.

The basic intent of the Michigan Open Meetings Act is to require public bodies to conduct business at open meetings.

Key definitions

“Public body” means any local governing body (including a board, commission, committee, subcommittee, or authority) which is empowered (by state constitution, statute, charter, ordinance, resolution or rule) to exercise governmental or proprietary authority or perform a governmental or proprietary function.

“Meeting” means the convening of a public body at which a quorum is present for the purpose of deliberating toward or rendering a decision on a public policy.

“Closed session” means a meeting or part of a meeting of a public body which is closed to the public.

“Decision” means a determination or vote of a public body to formulate public policy.

Notification of meetings The public body must post a notice stating the dates, times and places of all its meetings.

Closed meetings The law provides for closed meetings in a few specified circumstances.

Minutes of a meeting Minutes must be kept for all OPEN meetings and are required to contain:

• a statement of the time, date and place of the meeting;
• the members present as well as absent;
• a record of any decisions made at the meeting and a record of all roll call votes; and
• an explanation of the purpose(s) for which a closed session is held.

A public body shall make proposed minutes available for public inspection within 8 business days after the meeting to which the minutes refer. The public body shall make approved minutes available for public inspection within 5 business days after the meeting at which the minutes are approved by the public body.

Separate minutes must be taken of CLOSED meetings.

 

 

Current News Concerning Bedford Township:

 

Click on the graphic to the left to read the most current news concerning Bedford Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2014:

Bedford Township Trustee Nancy Tienvieri has started a new web page on the Bedford Township web site “Welcome Bedford Residents”. This page has been created to give more information to Bedford residents on how your local government works, the distinctive nature of your local government, and how the position of trustee plays out in your government. She is also encouraging residents to send her any questions they have concerning Bedford Township Government. Once she gets questions, she will research them and post the answers on her page. Click on the graphic on the left to view her page.

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Township Info:

 

Buckeye Cable Info:

Quick Links:: Lew Horn Editorial Current Cable Committees

 


Click on the logo to the left to view the Buckeye Cable web site.

 

 

 

Agreements between Buckeye Cable and Bedford Township along with various regulations.

1. Click her to view Bedford Township Ordinance #86A-1 "Amendment to Cable System Franchise to Buckeye Cablevision, Inc Adopted October 14, 2006. (This ordinance amended parts of Ordinance #86 and also repealed Ordinance #79 listed below.)

2. Click here to view Bedford Township Ordinance #86 Part 44 "Buckeye Cablevision Inc." Agreement with Bedford Township Adopted March 4, 1999. (Contract between Bedford Township and Buckeye Cable)

3. Click here to view Bedford Township Ordinance #79-4 Part 45 "Transfer of Cable Television Franchise" Adopted February 19, 2002. (Revised Contract between Bedford Township and Buckeye Cable)

4. Click here to view Ordinance # 73 Part 26 "The cable television rate regulation ordinance" Adopted October 5, 1993

 

State and Federal Regulations concerning cable franchise agreements:

1. Michigan Public Service Commission Video and Cable TV Franchise Info Packet for Public Act 480. This covers frequently asked questions concerning the role of the Michigan Public Service Commission in regard to Video and Cable Television. Covering such things as what cable subscribers should do if they have problems with their local cable franchise. (60 pages)

2. Michigan Public Service Commission Act No. 480 Public (Acts of 2006): AN ACT to provide for uniform video service local franchises; to promote competition in providing video services in this state; to ensure local control of rights-of-way; to provide for fees payable to local units of government; to provide for local programming; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; and to provide for penalties. (9 pages)

3. Michigan Legislature UNIFORM VIDEO SERVICES LOCAL FRANCHISE ACT Act 480 of 2006. This is a copy of the actual bill that was passed with a document index by section.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions concerning Buckeye Cable

1. Do we still have a Bedford Township Cable Advisory Committee?

A committee is not listed on the Bedford Township web site. We currently do not have an active Cablevision Advisory Committee. When the committee was originally set up in 1997, this was the description that was on the Bedford Township web site: Click here to view a copy of the description that was posted on the Bedford Township web site in 2006.

a. The purpose of the Cablevision Advisory Committee was created by Bedford Township to regulate and recommend franchise agreements to the Board. Bedford currently has an agreement with Buckeye Cablevision.

b. The Committee also acts as an oversight committee to the franchise holder. The Committee reviews cable operation and offers suggestions on how franchises can offer better services.

c. The Committee also sends one member to the local origination channel program committee. This committee approves the programming on Channel 3. The local organization committee consists of one person from the Cablevision Advisory Committee, one person selected by the Superintendent of Bedford Schools, and one person from each cable franchise.

d. Membership: Non-paid five (5) member appointed committee serving two year terms. One (1) voting member of the Township Board. Two (2) voting members from Whiteford Township.

e. Meetings: Meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bedford Township Hall.

 

2. What is the "franchise fee" that is listed on my Buckeye Cable Statement each month?

Click here for an explanation of the "Franchise Fee" which is paid by subscribers each month (currently 4% of their cable bill) to Buckeye Cable. Buckeye Cable then pays this fee to Bedford Township each quarter. Click here to view a sample Buckeye Cable Bill that will show where to locate the "Franchise Fee"

3. How much income does Bedford Township receive on an annual basis from the "Franchise Fee"?

The Township received $360,341 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. They received $370,707 in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. Click here to view the "Franchise Fees" that Bedford Township received from 1997 to 2002. Click here to view the "Franchise Fees" that Bedford Township received from 2002 to 2005. Please note that some of these amounts may contain money paid to the "Metro Fund". More info on the Metro Act: Facts and Fees
Metro authority annual report & funds use guidelines
Buckeye Cable Linear Footage used in Monroe County in 2005

 

4. What does Bedford Township use the money that it receives from the franchise fees?

According to Supervisor Greg Stewart, the dollars are going to the General Fund and are not earmarked for any specific department or project. Click here to view answers to questions concerning Buckeye Cable answered by Bedford Township Supervisor Greg Stewart. See Questions 7 & 8.

5. Why don't be have a local office in Bedford Township to pay our bill. Why can't we pay it at the Bedford Township Hall?

This topic was discussed at a Cable Advisory Committee Meeting in June of 2005. Tom Dawson, Director of Government and Community Affairs for Buckeye Cable told the group that the office located on the north-east corner of Lewis & Dean Roads did not have enough walk in traffic to keep it open. After closing the Lewis Avenue office, the office moved to Foodtown in Lambertville. That office was forced to close when the store was sold. Efforts were made to make new arrangements with either the new Foodtown owners or the Kroger store across the street with no success. Mr Dawson told the group that Buckeye would look into this again. At the July 2005 meeting the topic was brought up again. The Township officials and Buckeye Cable representatives said it will be investigated further. Click here to view the Cable Advisory Committee Minutes for June & July 2005.

6. Does Buckeye Cable have an exclusive contract with Bedford Township for TV, Phone and Internet Service? Can other cable companies, such as ATT Uverse, come in and compete with them in Bedford Township as they do in Toledo?

This question was discussed at the Bedford Township Board Meeting on April 16, 2013. The answer is that Buckeye Cable does not have an exclusive contract with Bedford Township. Other cable companies are allowed to come in to the township. To see the discussion of this topic at the board meeting just click here to view the video (Part 2 of 2 videos) go to the 8 minute mark on the video.

7. How many channels are provided to Bedford Township by Buckeye Cable for educational and governmental origination?

According to Ordinance 18A-1 Section Section 9 " SECTION 9. PUBLIC; EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ACCESS PROGRAMMING .Buckeye will provide Bedford Township with two channels on the portion of its system delivered to Township residents. The channel positions for these two channels will be determined through cooperative discussion between Buckeye and the Township (Currently they are Channel 7 and 69). One of those channels will carry educational local origination programming and alpha-numeric information generated from Bedford High School; and the other channel, in the Township's sole discretion, may carry general and governmental local origination programming, alpha-numeric information generated by the Township, and public access, if the Township so determines."

8. Why doesn't Bedford Public Schools currently receive any of the "franchise fees"?

The original agreement called for them to receive $20,000 per year ($10,000 from Bedford Township and $10,000 from the Buckeye Cable). The Bedford Township Board stopped making payments to Bedford Public Schools in 2002. Click here to view the payments that were made to BPS from 1998-2002. See information below for an explanation of why they do not receive payments at the current time.

 

Information Concerning why Bedford Township stopped making payments to Bedford Public Schools in 2002:

 

In 2005 The Bedford Township Cable Advisory Committee began investigating why BPS was not receiving payments from Bedford Township & Buckeye Cable.

Committee Members:

Bedford Township Representatives: Nick Karay, Sigmund Geremski, Steve Lennex, Gene Stock and Mike Murphy
Whiteford Township Representatives: Bernice Heidelberg & Denise Hill.
Bedford Township Board Representative: Larry O'Dell
Buckeye Cable Representative: Tom Dawson Director of Government & Community Affairs

 

 

1. Click here to view the minutes of the Bedford Cable Committee minutes from May to November 2005 where the topic of the non-payment to Bedford Public Schools was discussed.

2. In September 2005 Bedford Township officials produced a memo dated August 22, 2002 from the "Cable Committee" regarding the Franchise Fees. (Please note that none of the Cable Advisory Committee members listed above, who served on the Cable Committee at that time, could remember seeing this document before.) This document was disavowed by the current Cable Advisory Committee. Click here to view the document along with the note of disavowal by the current Cable Committee

a. Read the newspaper articles from the August 21, 2002 Bedford Township Board Meeting which is in conflict with the above stated memo.
b. Read the official minutes of the August 21, 2002 Bedford Township Board Meeting where the Supervisor Lamar Frederick "reminded the board that no matter what the board decides (concerning who should tape their meetings), they would still be liable to pay the franchise agreement to the schools. Trustee Med Barr advised the board "that there will still be financial obligations to the school whether they taped the meets or not."

3. October 27, 2005 Toledo Blade: Bedford faces issues over cable television payments.(Comments by BPS Superintendent Jon White concerning the dispute along with comments by Township Trustee Larry O'Dell criticizing members of the Cable Advisory Committee)

4. November 21, 2005 the Bedford Cable Committee made the following recommendations to the Bedford Township Board (see minutes for November 21, 2005 listed in #1 above for details)

a. Rescind Comcast Ordinance #79.
b. The township board members review the Buckeye Franchise agreement, Ordinance #86 and the supporting documents provided by the cable committee.
c. Bedford Public Schools is financially reimbursed for the local origination fees from 2002 to present in a timetable that is acceptable to the township board and Bedford Public Schools.

5. December 5, 2005 Monroe News "Bedford Schools may get cash from cablevision group"

6. December 7, 2005:Toledo Blade Bedford Township: Board questions TV contract

7. December 9, 2005 : Editorial in the Monroe Evening News on December 9, 2005 asking Bedford Township to give Bedford Schools the Cable TV Funds.

8. December 9, 2005: Bedford Now: Cablevision urges township to pay $60,000 to schools. Comments by Township LaMar Frederick "that Trustee Med Barr recommended to the township broad that we stop paying them (Bedford Public Schools) if they weren't going to do anything for the community" Superintendent Jon White also commented on the situation.

9. December 20, 2005:

Five (5) Cable Committee members received a letter from Bedford Township that their terms on the Cable Committee had ended and they would not be re-appointed: Steve Lennex, Bernice Heidelberg, Denise Hill, Nick Karay and Mike Murphy. Please note that Mr. Murphy has only been a member of the cable committee for 7months. (The only members still on the committee were Sigmund Geremski and Gene Stock.

It was suggested by several committee members that due to the fact that only 2 committee members would still be on the Cable Committee after December 31,2005 that we should ask for a special meeting before the end of the year in order to finalize our presentation to the Township Board on January 17, 2006. Bernice Heidelberg contacted the Township Clerk's office on December 21, 2005 and asked if the Cable Committee could schedule a special Cable Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. in the Township Hall. She was informed that the time and space was available and that the meeting would be posted. A short time later Mrs. Heidelberg was contacted by the Clerk's office that Township officials had decided that we would not be allowed to meet on December 27, 2005. No reason was given for this decision.

The decision not to allow the Cable committee to meet on December 27, 2005 upset all committee members. Cable Committee Chairman, Steve Lennex volunteered to put a packet together to present to the board on January 17, 2005. Committee members signed the memo indicating that they agreed with the memo and content of the packets. On December 29 th Steve Lennex delivered the packets to the Township Clerk's office and requested that a copy be given to each Township Board Trustee. Mr. Lennex requested that this information be placed on the agenda for the Township board meeting for January 17, 2006. His request was denied. It was the consensus of the Cable Committee members that press packets be prepared for the media. Packets were delivered to The Monroe News, Bedford Now and The Toledo Blade.

10. December 21, 2005: . E-Mail written to Bedford Township Trustee Larry O'Dell by Cable Committee Member, Bernice Heidelberg expressing her concern and disappointment at the Bedford Township treatment of the cable committee. (Please see #9 above for more information)

11. December 21, 2005: Recommendation by the Bedford Cable Committee to the Bedford Township Board asking them to restore funding to Bedford Public Schools

12. January 17, 2006: Bedford Township Board Meeting Public Commentary by Gene Stock concerning restoring funding to Bedford Public Schools from the Bedford Township franchise fees. Bedford Township Board Meeting Public Commentary by Steve Lennex concerning disbanding the Cablevision Advisory Committee.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting January 17, 2006

Click here to view a video of the meeting (35 minutes)

 

 


Please note that this is not a complete copy of the meeting. This video contains the comments by residents (Mike Murphy, Gene Stock, & Steve Lennex) and a representative of Bedford Public Schools (Denzil Bell) during "Public Commentary" time and the remarks from the Township Board members turning their "Comment Time". These comments concern the issue of the non payment of the franchise fees to Bedford Public Schools by Bedford Township from the years 2002 to 2006). Please also note that the topic of the non payment was brought to the attention of the Township Board by the Cablevision Advisory Committee beginning in May of 2005. (see minutes of the cable committee from May to November 2005) on the following web page). Complete details concerning the issue of non payment is located on this page.

 

13. January 18, 2006: Monroe News Article: "Several Bedford Township Board members chastised the members of the Bedford Township Cable Committee for "airing dirty laundry in public" and "going to the press."

14. January 19, 2006: Notice of Bedford Township Board Committee of the Whole Meeting.

15. January 31, 2006: Information read at the Bedford Township COW Meeting by the Bedford Cable Committee during public commentary regarding the agreement between Bedford Township & Bedford Public Schools concerning the franchise fees.

16. January 31, 2006: Mr. Tom Dawson, Director of Government & Community Affairs for Buckeye Cable read a letter at the Bedford Township COW Meeting that was written by him on January 27, 2004 to Walt Wilburn, Supervisor of Bedford Township. This letter was in response to Mr. Wilburn's letter written to him on January 19, 2004. In Mr .Wilburn's letter he was seeking the reaction of Buckeye Cable officials to the request by the Bedford Township Board to alter the Permit to Operate (by removing the schools as a beneficiary of part of the franchise fee paid to the Township). Mr. Dawson stated in his letter "Even if the School District does not have a legal right to hold the Township and us to the contract, we (Buckeye Cable) believe it has a strong moral claim to expect us to honor promises."

17. February 1, 2006 Toledo Blade "Cable deal spits advisory panel in Bedford Township" Discussion of COW meeting or January 31, 2006 concerning the Buckeye Cable Agreement. No action was taken at the COW meeting, and several township board members expressed afterward that they had little interest in making any more payments to Bedford Public Schools.

18. February 10, 2006 Bedford Now: "Cable franchise controversy splits school board, township" Tom Dawson, Buckeye Cable official gave his opinion on the non-payment to Bedford Public Schools

19. February 22, 2006: Toledo Blade "Bedford Township Board takes control of cable access" The Bedford Township Board stripped control of the local studio for public access cable away from the Bedford Public Schools and "officially" moved it a quarter mile south to the township hall."

20. February 22, 2006 Monroe News "Bedford board votes to move cable studio" Main topics: Cable Committee Member resigns. Bedford Township Supervisor said "Our attorney explained the contract that we have. There's is really no agreement or anything like that. Basically there were a lot of verbal agreements made. There was a lot of "You do this for us, and we'll do this for you" type stuff. Nobody ever wrote anything down. They were flying by the seat of their pants. And then one day somebody discover a mistake and they want to make a big deal about it"

21. March 1, 2006 Bedford Now Letter to the Editor by Deborah Hessler-Davis "Heed words, actions of elected officials" She expresses her criticism of the Bedford Township officials handling of the Cable issue with Bedford Public Schools

22. March 15, 2006 Monroe News "Bedford makes cablevision offer" Results of the discussion of a special Bedford Township Board Meeting of March 14, 2006 where the board decided to offer $80,000 to BPS to end the dispute.

23. March 19 2006 Editorial by Monroe News "Cable TV Fees: Put Dispute To Rest"

24. March 23, 2006 Toledo Blade "Schools, Bedford may settle dispute" Bedford Township has agreed to offer BPS $80,000 to settle dispute.

25. March 31, 2006 Bedford Now: Guest Editorial by Lew Horn, Bedford High School Journalism teacher "Schools offered diverse programming for franchise fee portion". In the article he lists all of the events that were covered by the broadcasting class at BHS.

26. March 31, 2006 Bedford Now Letter to Editor William Dukeshire "Schools shouldn't settle for less than they're owed"

27. April 28, 2006 Bedford Now "Words get in way of cable settlement" Bedford Public Schools was not satisfied with the wording of the agreement.

28. April 28, 2006 Bedford Now "Rules governing public comment frustrate residents" Several residents tried to speak during public commentary time on the issue of the payment terms of the agreement between BPS and Bedford Township.

29. May 10, 2006 Monroe News "Bedford board votes to bond more for new township hall" Was money from the cable franchise fee stashed away for years to create a pool of about $1 million for construction of a new hall?

30. June 2, 2006 Bedford Now "Schools mull township's cable offer"

31. June 8, 2006 Toledo Blade : Bedford schools accept $80,000 in cable dispute

32. August 16, 2006 Toledo Blade "Cash infusion to target broadcasting program" This article explains how Bedford Public Schools spent the $80,000 it received from Bedford Township in the settlement of the cable payment dispute.

 

Additional Buckeye Cable Information

Click here to view the video of the Bedford Township Board Meeting of March 5, 2013 where Nancy Tienvieri made a presentation to the Bedford Township Board concerning broadcasting more events and information on the Buckeye Cable Station. Her presentation is right at the beginning of the meeting at about the 1 minute 45 second mark on the video.

Click here to view answers to questions concerning Buckeye Cable answered by Bedford Township Supervisor Greg Stewart. See Questions 7 & 8.

Click here to view the video of the Bedford Township Board Meeting on February 4, 2014 where there was a discussion of Buckeye Cable, Franchise Fees, Township Cable Channel and Establishing a Cable Committee. (1minute mark on video #1) Click here to read the request from Nancy Tienvieri to have these items added to the agenda for this meeting.

 

Click here to watch the video of the November 17, 2015 Bedford Township Board meeting. Of special note is a discussion under “Old Business”-Discussion Regarding the Cable Committee”.

Public commentary begins at the 11 minute mark on the video and the discussion of the Cable Committee begins at the 28 minute mark.


Prior to the discussion, 3 residents spoke during public commentary in support of re-establishing a Cable Committee. During the discussion of the topic, one Bedford Township Board member made some very misleading and inaccurate statements concerning the chain of events that occurred in 2005-2006 regarding the “franchise fees” that were not being paid to Bedford Public Schools from 2002 to 2006, as called for in the agreement with Buckeye Cable. This person also made some very wild accusations directed toward individuals in the Bedford Community as stating that ”The same persons who have caused problems in the past are bringing it up again” in regards to the topic of Buckeye Cable. The Township Board agreed to add the topic of the "Cable Committee" to the agenda for their December 1, 2015 meeting.

To read the factual information concerning the Cable Advisory Committee back in 2005-2006, just go to the information listed in the section above. There you will find plenty of media coverage and other documents explaining exactly what transpired. This area also contains the up-dated information concerning Public Act 480 that the Supervisor referred to at last night’s meeting:

 

 

 

Examples of Current Cable Advisory Committees in Michigan

Birmingham Michigan Area Cable Board

Meridian Township Michigan

Orion Township Michigan

The Southwestern Oakland Cable Commission

Bloomfield Township Michigan (Under section 2.0 Administration see 2.4 and 2.5)

Harrison Charter Township Michigan

Shelby Township Michigan

Troy Michigan

West Bloomfield Charter Township, Michigan: Click on "Government" tab then "Directory of Government"

Inkster Michigan

Monroe Michigan

Trenton Michigan

 

 

Public Notices and Public Hearings:

 

 

 

 

Click on the graphic to the left to view all legal notices that are published in the Monroe News for Bedford Township. When you get to page on the Monroe News web site, just scroll down for the meeting that you would like information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Notices and Public Hearings: (Click on the highlighted words to read the newspaper notice)

July 5, 2013 Monroe Evening News: Public Hearing on July 24, 2013 for a request to rezone from PBO (Professional Business Office) to R-2B (Single Family Residential) on a vacant parcel located on Sterns Road, west of Quail Hallow Drive (Lambertville).

May 24, 2013 Monroe Evening News: Public Hearing on June 12, 2013 for a request for special approval for a restoration/paint repair use located in a C-3 general business district (7640 Lewis Avenue - former Northtowne Chevrolet).

May 3, 2013 Monroe Evening News: Public Hearing on May 22, 2013 for Rezoning property on Lewis & Smith (Askins) and on Secor near Consear (Louie's Sheet Metal).

April 25, 2011 Monroe Evening News: Public Hearing: Rezoning Property on Sterns Road between Crabb & Lewis

April 5, 2011 Monroe Evening News: Legal Notice: Notice of Public Hearing for re-zoning request by Whitman Ford.

Public Notices published in Monroe Evening News: February 18, 21, 25 and March 5, 2011: Click here to view all notices.

February 18, 2011: BZA Notice (Re-zoning request 6946 Pheasant View Drive, Temperance) March 7, 2011.
February 21, 2011: Ordinance re-zoning change for BBA property on corner of Dean & Secor from R-2B to C-1.
February 25, 2011: Board of Review Public Notice
March 5, 2011: Notice of Public Hear for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Fisher Tool & Die. (March 15, 2011)

 

Published notice concerning amendment to Bedford Township Cemetery Ordinance. (Published in MEN Feb 7, 2011)

Wednesday February 15, 2011, 7:00 p.m. @ Bedford Township Hall (Published in MEN February 5, 2011): Public Hearing to consider the request from Fisher Tool & Die.

Wednesday February 23, 2011, 7:00 p.m. @ Bedford Township Hall (Published in MEN February 4, 2011): Public Hearing for Ordinance enactment concerning medical marihuana in Bedford Township.

 

 

 

Newspaper Articles Relating to Township Meetings: (Additional newspapers articles have also been added to the specific meetings listed below under the Agenda, Minutes and Video Section)

 


Toledo Blade August 25, 2014 Bedford Twp. residents urged at 4 sessions; Special assessment for roads is at issue

Bedford Now August 23, 2014: Public meeting set for proposed road tax

Bedford Now August 23, 2014: Trustee rejects supervisor's request to restrict comments to agenda items

Bedford Now July 19, 2014: Township To Hire Assistant In Planning Department

Bedford Now July 16, 2014: Whitman Rezoning Approved

Toledo Blade April 21, 2014: Bedford Twp. awarded 2 grants for upgrades. Sewer and park systems targeted for improvements

Bedford Now April 18, 2014: Sewer Grant Plans Outlined

Bedford Now April 18, 2014: Part-Time Planner Hired To Offer Relief

Bedford Now April 15, 2014: Bids To Rebuild County Road 151 Expected To Be Sought Soon

Bedford Now April 4, 2014: Library Millage Request To Be On August Ballot

Bedford Now April 4, 20-14: Board Makes Economic Group Inactive

Toledo Blade April 4, 2014: Monroe Co. to get $664,993 to fix winter-ravaged roads

Toledo Blade April 2, 2014: Bedford Library to ask for 0.25% Levy in August

Monroe News March 19, 2014: Dog supporters spark uproar at Bedford Township Board meeting.

Toledo Blade March 19, 2014: Michigan dog case goes to appeals; Monroe County judge issues temporary stay of execution. (Please note that info concerning the Bedford Township Board meeting being stopped on March 18th during public commentary is at the end of the article.)

Toledo Blade March 10, 2014: Bedford taps Monroe Co. development group;Corporation’s task is to attract new business

Bedford taps Monroe Co. development group

Corporation’s task is to attract new businesses


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2014/03/10/Bedford-taps-Monroe-Co-development-organization.html#JY626ftyXu83Q1tq.99

Bedford Now March 5, 2014: Dogs' Guilt Upheld, Owners Speak Before Bedford Township Board

Toledo Blade February 17, 2014: Call goes out for vendors, volunteers;New farmer’s market seeks to open May 24

Bedford Now February 15, 2014: "Firefighters speak before township board; For the first time township firefighters share their opinions regarding recent accusations."

Toledo Blade February 10, 2014: "6 individuals appointed to Bedford Twp. master-plan panel"

Bedford Now February 4, 2013: Bedford Farmer’s Market Finds Home At YMCA

Bedford Now January 24, 2014: Board Grapples With Fire Department Issues

Bedford Now January 23, 2014: Trustees Approve Refund For Four Subdivisions

Toledo Blade January 13, 2014: Bedford Fire Probe finds no corruption; Panel does cite command, compensation problems.

Toledo Blade December 31,2013: “Fire department ‘cleans up’ before new chief hired”

Bedford Now December 18, 2013: Township Board Votes To Remove Firefighter

Monroe News December 19, 3013: Bedford Township Board Dismisses Firefighter

Bedford Now December 4, 2013: Township Approves Joe Keane As New Interim Fire Chief

Bedford Now November 21, 2013: Township Board Approves Cell Tower

Toledo Blade November 25, 2013: Bedford OKs cell-phone tower at Secor Road

Bedford Now November 6, 2013: Bedford Memorial Gardens Concerns Addressed At Township Board Meeting

Toledo Blade October 21, 2013:Streetlight assessments cut by 34% in 4 Bedford areas;Ex-township supervisor leads effort to correct error

Bedford Now October 16, 2013: Street Lighting Fee Hike Proposal Draws Residents’ Concerns, Questions

Toledo Blade October 7, 2013: Development nonprofit set to help Bedford Township draw business

Bedford Now October 2, 2013: Township Moving Forward On Fire Chief Search

Bedford Now October 2, 3013: Township Encouraged To Work With County Business Agency

Bedford Now September 19, 2013: Township Board Discusses Master Plan

Toledo Blade September 9, 2013: Bedford Township community garden idea gets initial support; Board backs plan to let residents grow produce.

Bedford Now September 5, 2013: Community Garden Concept Moves Forward

Bedford Now August 29, 2013: New Firm Serving Steel Industry To Open Within Months

Toledo Blade August 26, 2013: Bedford Twp. authorizes purchase of fire truck

Bedford Now August 25, 2013: Bedford will not take action on extending water main

Toledo Blade July 22, 2013: Bedford turns to vet to fill tax post. Township to train Smith for assessing.

Bedford Now July 17, 2013: Township Board Hires Assessing Department Support Employee

Bedford Now July 11, 2013: Township Approves Abatement For Unique Tool

Bedford Now July 3, 2013: Bedford Board Approves Fire Chief Job Description

Bedford Now June 27, 2013: "Township Trustees Asked To Update Fire Ordinance"

Toledo Blade June 24, 2013: "Bedford Twp. trustees change zoning to commercial at 3 sites"

Toledo Blade May 20, 2013: "Interim chief fills fire post 2 months after vacancy. Acting chief promoted; vote had been delayed"

Bedford Now May 18, 2013: "After weeks of discussion, board names interim chief"

Toledo Blade May 13, 2013: "State agency denies Bedford Township bid for firearms regulations"

Monroe Evening News May 9, 2013 Editorial: "Don't Rush Bedford Market"

Toledo Blade April 22, 2013: " Bedford to get farmers’ market legal concerns addressed"

Toledo Blade April 22, 2013: "Bedford Twp. board OKs hiring Meyer as supervising officer"

Bedford Now April 17, 2013: “Farmer's Market Plan Approved; The new market would replace one held since 2008 by the Temperance Action Committee”

Monroe Evening News April 16, 2013: Letter to Editor by Gene Stock "Scheduled Road Work in Bedford Township Appreciated"

Toledo Blade April 8, 2013: "Bedford board gives go-ahead for work on Smith Rd. stretch;Douglas-to-Lewis segment to be improved"

Bedford Now April 6, 2013: Letter to editor by Frank Knoll "Cemetery issue still rankles"

Bedford Now April 6, 2013: "Township Treasurer Clears Up Misconceptions On Cemetery"

Bedford Now April 3, 2013: "Board Approves Contracts To Fund Road Projects"

Bedford Press March 27, 2013: Letter to the editor by Paul Francis "To set the record straight about the Bedford Memorial Garden Project and Cemetery Fund Deficit"

Toledo Blade March 25, 2013: "Bedford Township holds off on replacing fire chief; Trustee wants job posting first; tree removal an issue"

Bedford Now March 20, 2013: "Appointment Of Interim Fire Chief Delayed

Bedford Now March 20, 2013: "Township Trustees Reject Paying For Tree, Root Removal "

Toledo Blade March 11, 2013: "Bedford accepts the resignation of longtime fire chief"

Toledo Blade February 25, 2013: "Bedford Twp. addresses cemetery fund deficit; Board approves merger with general fund until revenue picks up"

Toledo Blade February 11, 2013: "Moment of silence to open Bedford board meetings "

Toledo Blade February 4, 2013: " Bedford board is urged to be nicer to one another"

Toledo Blade January 14, 2013: "Bedford Township Board pondered whether to sell bonds;Subdivision road work reason for discussion"

Bedford Now November 24, 2012: "New Bedford Board Convenes, Pitches Changes"

Toledo Blade June 4, 2012: "Board to mull OK of Rauch repaving"

Toledo Blade February 28, 2012: "Fishing pond, sledding hill slated for Ansted Park in '12. Bedford board OKs Park Commission's 5-year plan"

Toledo Blade April 13, 2011: "Bedford OKs regulations on medical marijuana use"

Bedford Now March 12, 2011: Letter to editor by Bill Kudzia "Township doesn't need another parts store"

Toledo Blade March 1, 2011: Bedford Twp. planning panel OKs medical marijuana rules .Ordinance must be approved by county, township board.

Bedford Now February 26, 2011: Water rates to rise with new contract.

Monroe Evening News February 23 & 24 2011: "Auto Zone wants zoning change" "Panel okays zoning for auto parts store"

Toledo Blade February 23, 2011: Kroger plans to redo store on Sterns.

Monroe Evening News February 5, 2011: Township considers appealing Whitman ruling.

Quick Links: Sept 2 Meeting

 

Agenda, Minutes and Video of Township Meetings:

Quick Links: July 15 2014 Development on Whitman Property February 18, 2014 Government Transparency Health Care Dec 1 2015 May 5, 2016 Meeting October 18 2016 Board Meeting Nov 16 Planning MeetingAug 9 2016 Com Committee

Jan 3, 2017 Board Meeting

Feb 9, 2017 Board Meeting to interview Fire Chief Finalists

Town Hall meeting on Medical Marijuana

 

 

Please note that residents can view video of all Bedford Township Board, Planning and Zoning meetings for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 in the Reference Room at the Bedford Branch of the Monroe County Library.  Agenda and Minutes of all Bedford Township meetings are also posted on the Bedford Township web site.   Click here for current agendas and minutes.   To view video of meetings on this page, just go to the meetings listed below and click on the words that say "Watch Video of Meeting". Starting with the Bedford Township Board meeting on December 4 th residents will now be able to view all documents that the board members will be discussing that their meetings. To view the documents for the Bedford Township Board meeting on December 4 th, just click on the word “agenda” and you will be able to view all 26 pages.

Government Transparency

 

"Every citizen is entitled not only to know what the local government body decides, but to observe how and why every decision is reached" stated Robin Luce Hermann who was a guest speaker in Monroe on the topic of the state's "Open Meetings Act and the "Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

 

Click here to read the newspaper article that appeared in the Monroe News on June 9, 2015 "An Issue Of Government Transparency". This is a great primer for every citizen to read so they understand their rights and the responsibilities of local government, including Bedford Township, concerning the "Open Meetings Act" and the "Freedom of Information Act"

 

 

 

2017 Schedule of Bedford Township Meetings

2017 Bedford Township Meetings that will be televised live on Buckeye Cable. Please check the calendar posted on the Bedford Township web site for additional meetings that are scheduled.

 

 

 

 

Click here to view a larger copy of the August 2017 schedule of Bedford Township meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August, 2017 (7:00 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

Bedford Township Board Special Meeting to select Trustee to fill the open position: July 20, 2017 (6:00 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.


Bedford Township Board
*Special meeting to select a Township Trustee* 7-20-2017
Agenda: Video timeline
1. Call to order:01
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: :03--:28
3. Address by Mr Goldsmith-TWP Attorney--:30--:05:12
4. Approval of the Agenda--:05:13-:06:46. Vote 6-0
5. Discussion of the interview process for Trustee Applicants--:06:47-:10:42
6. Applicant interviews by the Board
A). Linda Rohr--:10:43-:30:25
B). Dennis Jenkins-:31:23-:48:49
C). Lamar Frederick-:49:38-01:09:48
D). James Nyhan-01:10:49-01:31:02
E). Heath Velliquette - *Withdrew*
7. Discussion of Applicants interviews
01:32:20-01:53:33
8. Motion to select James Nyhan
01:53:35-01:54:04--VOTE-2 -4 motion failed.Yeas: Pirrone, Tienvieri. Nays:Clements,Steiner,Francis and Hershberger.
9. Motion to select Lamar Frederick
01:54:05-01:54:55- VOTE- 5-1 motion passed.Yeas:Clements,Steiner,Francis,Hershberger and Pirrone. Nays: Tienvieri
10. Statement by Lamar Frederick
01:55:09-01:55:50
11. Public Commentary-01:56::26-(none)
12. Board Comments-01:56:39-01:59:15
13. Adjournment-01:59:16
14. Live feed- 01:59:17-02:00:05

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 18, 2017 (7:00 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 11, 2017 (5:30 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click on the graphic to the left to read a copy of the letter written by the Temperance Action Committee Members that was published in the July 9, 2017 edition of the Bedford Now.

 

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 20, 2017 (5:30 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 6, 2017 (5:30 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 16, 2017 (7:00 pm)


Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

Bedford Township Communications/Media/Cable Committee Meeting: May 8, 2017 6:30 pm

Click here to read the agenda and the minutes for the April 10, 2017 meeting.

 

Bedford Township Board Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting to discuss budget : May 4, 2017 (5:30 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.
Minutes:

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 2, 2017 (5:30 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

On May 2, 2017 Paul Pirrone hosted a Town Hall meeting on Medical Marijuana. Hopefully this meeting will give you some insight on the issue before the Bedford Township Board adopts an ordnance concerning Medical Marijuana in Bedford Township. Click here to watch the video of the Town Hall Meeting concerning Medical Marijuana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to watch the video of the Township Board Meeting.

 

Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: May 1, 2017
Agenda:
Minutes:

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 21, 2017 (6:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the videos of the meeting: Disk 1 (2 Hours 10 Minutes) Disk 2 (50 minutes)

Media Coverage of the Meeting:

 

Bedford Township Communications/Media/Cable Committee Meeting: February 13, 2017 6:30 pm

Click here to read the agenda and the minutes for the January 9, 2017 meeting.

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 9, 2017 7:00 pm (Special Meeting to interview the 2 final candidates for the Bedford Township Fire Chief Position)
The meeting will be broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)

 

 

Click here to watch the video of the meeting:

View the Interview of Adam Massingill (starts at 2 minute mark)
View the Interview of Fred Gilstoorff (starts at the 50 minute mark)
View the Board Comments and vote on the selection of the new Bedford Township Fire Chief (starts at the 1 hour 36 minute mark)

Adam Massingill was selected by the Bedford Township Board as Bedford Township's new Fire Chief by a 7-0 vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:February 8, 2017
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (28 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 7, 2017 (6:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.) Please note that there will be a "Town Hall Meeting" starting at 6:00 pm concerning questions about the water and sewer rates.
Minutes:

Click here to watch the videos of the meeting: Disk 1 (2 Hours 10 Minutes) Disk 2 (25 minutes)

Media Coverage of the Meeting:

Toledo Blade February 8, 2017: "Bedford Township talks employee reviews"
Monroe News February 9, 2017: "Bedford changes public comment rules to cut meeting time"
Monroe News February 9, 2017: Water the town hall topic for Bedford residents.

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:January 26, 2017
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 17, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 50 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:January 11, 2017
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting. (1 hour 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Communications/Media/Cable Committee Meeting: January 9, 2017 6:30 pm

Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. Click here to read the minutes for the November meeting.
Minutes:

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 3, 2017 Town Hall Meeting on Roads starts at 6:00 pm followed by the Board Meeting (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the videos of the meeting. Disk 1 (2 Hours 10 minutes) Disk 2 (1 hour 45 minutes)

Major Topics of Discussion:

Attention Bedford Township Residents! At the January 3, 2017 Bedford Township Board Meeting Nancy Tienvieri spoke on the issue that Bedford Township does not currently have an Administrative Policies Manual in place for Township officials and employees. She presented to the Board a suggested template from the Michigan Townships Association and stated that it has been worked on in the past but never adopted by the Board. Bedford Township residents should take a close look at this document and make suggestions to the Township Board concerning a uniform application of policies and procedures for our officials and employees. A good example is that the Township officials do not currently have a documented “Code of Ethics” (see page 7 of the suggested template). A good example is 3.13 of this section “Gifts and Special Benefits”. Currently Bedford Township officials can accept “personal gifts” of any value from vendors and any other persons or companies who wish to do business with the Township. Residents should ask themselves “Why are our officials or employees receiving any personal gifts from current vendors or others”?

Click on the graphic to the left to view the suggested template that was presented at the meeting. This document covers all policies and procedures.

 

To view the discussion that took place concerning implementing an Administrative Policies Manual click on the video link above. The discussion begins on Disk # 2 at the 54 minute mark.

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 20, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the videos of the meeting. Disk 1 (2 Hours 10 minutes) Disk 2 (1 hour)

Major Topics of Discussion:

 

Media coverage:

Monroe News December 21, 2016 Bedford, road crews to work together on snow removal.
Monroe News December 21, 2016: Bedford Township sewer rates to jump 15 percent in 2017

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 6, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the videos of the meeting. Disk 1 (2 Hours 10 minutes) Disk 2 (1 hour)

Major Topics of Discussion:

 

 

Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: December 5, 2016
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (35 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township COW Meeting: November 29, 2016

Agenda: (This meeting will not be broadcast, but is open to the public).
Minutes:

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – Bedford Township Board –November 29, 2016 – 600 pm

1. Discussion of 100 Day Plan
2. Ideas from Board Members
3. Moving Forward

 

Paul Pirrone, Bedford Township Supervisor - 100 Day Plan

I believe having a plan for our next four years is essential to be successful in moving Bedford forward. I have put together my ideas, and I invite your input and ideas.

First of all, as Supervisor I am responsible to handle:

Other items of business for the Board: First COW Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:November 16, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click on the graphic to the left to view a printable copy of the legal notice concerning the 61 unit development on Sterns Road . Two parcels, one 19 acres and one 6 acres for a total of 25 acres.

Click here to watch the video of the meeting Disk 1 (2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch Disk 2 (20 minutes)

 

Media Coverage:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed 97 unit Planned Unit Development (Condominiums) located on Adler Road between Sterns and Consear. 2 parcels 26 acres and 4.54 acres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 15, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 45 minutes)

Major Topics of Discussion:

1. Appointments to Boards and Commissions

2. Approval of SEMCOG membership dues.

3. Approval of Township Financial Report for year ending June 30, 2016.

4. Approval of resolution exempting Bedford Township Government from the requirements of Public Act 152 of 2011 for the calendar year of 2017.

Media Coverage:

Monroe News November 16, 2016: O'Dell, Stewart say farewell to public office in Bedford Township
Monroe News November 16, 2016: Bedford board stalls on appointments
Monroe News November 16, 2016: Bedford board decides employee insurance rates

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 1st, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 15 minutes)

Major Topics of Discussion:

A portion of the Whitman Property at the corner of Lewis and Sterns was rezoned for multi-family housing.

Monroe News November 2, 2016: "Chunk of Whitman property rezoned"

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:October 26, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (22 minutes)


Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 18, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (52 minutes)

Major Points of Discussion:

Comments from Richard Kenney owner of Forest View Lanes concerning his requests to the Planning Commission. (22 minute mark on the video)

Comments concerning the Monroe County Sheriffs Department (see public commentary and Board member comments beginning at the 24 minute mark on the video.)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:October 12, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (I hour 10 minutes)

Major Agenda Items:

Public Hearing: Request by Forest View Lanes

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 4, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: October 3, 2016
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 20 minutes)

Major Discussion Item: Approval of Zoning request by Forest View Lanes.

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting:September 21, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (I hour 35 minutes)

Major Discussion Item: Public Hearing: Request by Forest View Lanes

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 20, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting Disk 1 ( 2 hours 10 minutes) Disk 2 (43 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: September 14, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: September 13, 2016
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (19 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 6, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: August 24, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (30 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 16, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 9, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 20 minutes)

Major discussion items:

1. Discussion/Report from the Communications Sub-Committee (Rick Steiner) 3 minute mark on the video.

2. Request from Monroe Conservation District (Connie Velliquette) 43 minute mark on the video.

3. Comments from the public. 56 minute mark on the video

4. Comments from Bedford Township Board Members. 1 hour 6 minute mark on the video.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 19, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 1: 2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 2: 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: July 13, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 30 minutes)


Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: July 12, 2016
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 5, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 1: 2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 2: 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township COW Meeting: June 29, 2016
Agenda: Please note that this meeting will not be broadcast. See note from Supervisor Greg Stewart below:

No it will not be (broadcast).
It is an open meeting that has been posted, but with both the Planning and Board, plus employees from Ordinance, Building and Planning I felt that we needed to all be on the same level. You know how poorly our attempt at the budget meeting went when we tried to get sound down to the lower level. I am using room c instead to give us an atmosphere that is conducive to conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: June 22, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (45 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 21, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 1: 2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 2: 20 minutes)

Major topics of discussion:

1. Appointment of Communications/Cable Committee members:

a. Board Discussion: (Disk #1 4:20 to 11 minute mark)
b. Public Comment by Scott Ruetz: (Disk #1 32 minute mark)
c. Public Comment by Michelle Bork: (Disk #1 1hour 33 minute mark)
d. Board Comments: (Disk #2 (13 minute mark)

 

 

Click here to view a copy of Michelle Bork's comments that she read during public commentary at the June 21, 2016
Bedford Township Board Meeting concerning the new Communications/Cable Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2: Presentation regarding the Monroe County Senior Millage on the August 2nd Primary ballot. (Disk #1 11:00 to 31 minute mark)

3: Action on Bedford Township employee salary increases. (Disk #1 51:00 - 1hour 20 minute mark)


Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 7, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 1: 2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting (Disk 2: 10 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Budget Workshop May 19, 2016 (6:00 pm)
Just a reminder that this meetings will be broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract). All meetings are open to the public. They are held in the board room on the second floor of the Bedford Township Government Center.

Click here to watch the video of the meeting Disk 1 of 2 (2 hours 5 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting Disk 2 of 2( 25 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 17, 2016 (7:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 45 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Budget Workshop May 12, 2016 (6:00 pm)
Just a reminder that this meetings will be broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract). All meetings are open to the public. They are held in the board room on the second floor of the Bedford Township Government Center.

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, the workshop was not broadcast but was recorded by Bedford Township. They have not released the video as of this date.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 10, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting Disk 1 of 2 (2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting Disk 2 of 2( 50 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Special Board Meeting: May 5, 2016 (Presentation by the Exploratory Communication/Cable Committee)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. The supporting documents include the story board that went along with the power point presentation.

All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to view the power point presentation at the May 5th Special Meeting.

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 24 minutes)

 

Please note that the Bedford Township Board voted unanimously to establish a Communications/Cable Committee at this meeting. Applications are now being taken for residents who would like to serve on the new Committee: A link to an application is listed below:

 

 

 

 

Click here to download a copy of an application to serve on the newly established "Communications/Cable Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Budget Workshop April 26, 2016
Just a reminder that this meetings will be broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract). All meetings are open to the public. They are held in the board room on the second floor of the Bedford Township Government Center.

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, the workshop was not broadcast but was recorded by Bedford Township. They have not released the video as of this date. They are consulting with the Bedford Township Attorney to see if they should release the audio of the meeting.

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 19, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting Part 1 of 2 videos (2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting Part 2 of 2 videos (1 hour 15 minutes)

Major topics of discussion:

Lake Erie Transit Millage Request to be placed on the August 2, 2016 Primary Ballot

Public comment: Begins at the 46 minute mark of video #1.
Discussion by the board to put the millage request on the ballot: Begins at the 1hour 38 minute mark of video #2

 

Bedford Township Board Budget Workshop April 14, 2016

Summary of the Bedford Township Budget Meeting held on April 14, 2016.

Officials in attendance: Nancy Tienvieri, David Manning, Paul Francis, Greg Stewart, Trudy Hershberger, Larry O’Dell and Rick Steiner.

1. The Bedford Township Finance Committee brought a recommended Budget for FY 2017 to the full Board.
(Finance Committee: David Manning, Paul Francis, Greg Stewart and Trudy Hershberger)

2. Finance Director David Manning and Township Treasurer Paul Francis presented the revenue stream for the General Fund Budget.

3. Discussion of the “Other Funds Budgets”. “Other Funds” are all funds besides the General Fund that have or have had in the past as sources of revenue in addition to the General Fund. These funds include: Fire Millage, Police Millage, and Library Millage and Lake Erie Transit Millage.

4. During discussion of the Other Funds Paul Francis passed out info on the limited funds left in those accounts and when the millages associated with those funds will expire.

5. Paul Francis noted the need for new millages and in some cases additional millages to cover future costs in those areas. Millages discussed were Fire, Police, Library and Lake Erie Transit.

Please note: The next Budget Workshop - Committee of the Whole meeting will take place on Tuesday April 26 7:00 at the Bedford Township Government Center in the Board Room.
All meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable channel 7 or 11.

Click here to view the complete schedule of future meetings.

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 5, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 36 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 15, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting Part 1 of 2 videos (2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch the video of the meeting Part 2 of 2 videos (1 hour 6 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 1, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 35 minutes)

Major topics of discussion:

1. Presentation by Ed Manuszak from Bedford Public Schools concerning the up-coming election on May 3, 2016 which includes a millage renewal for Technology. (4 minute mark)
2. Approval of Planning Service Contract with Dennis Jenkins. (21 minute mark)
3. Approval of wording of ballot language for August 2, 2016 millage renewal for the Bedford Township Fire Department. (52 minute mark)
4. Monroe County Road Commission contract to improve Sterns Road between Adler Road and Quail Hollow. (1 hour mark)
5. Public Comment followed by comments from Board members. (1 hour 12 minute mark)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 16, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 40 minutes)

Major topics of discussion:

1. Public commentary concerning the Employee Health Care: 4 minute mark
2. Discussion of establishing a Cable/Communications Committee: 8 minute mark
3. Discussion of ending health care for future retirees: 25 minute mark
4. Public Commentary: 54 minute mark
5. Board Comments: 1 hour 12 minute mark

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: February 10, 2016
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 35 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 2, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 19, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (58 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 5, 2016
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 50 minutes)

Main Topics:

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 15, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

Main Topics:

1. Presentation by Downtown Development Authority (begins at the 4 minute mark on the video)

2. Request from the Bedford Library Advisory Board to Withdraw the Library Board's Millage Issue from the March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Ballot (48 minute mark on the video)

3. Cable Committee discussion. Comments from the public: (44 minute mark on video) Discussion by the board (begins at the 53 minute mark on the video)

Click here to view the letter given to the Board Members written by Gene Stock which was read at the meeting during public comment time by Dale Track,
which stated why he feels a Cable Advisory Committee needs to be re-established.

Click here to view packet given to Board Members by Paul Pirrone which states why he feels that a cable committee should be re-established.

Please note: There has been an important change in PA 480 effective December 31, 2015. On December 17, 2015 the MPSC announced that the  Michigan Legislature did not appropriate funding to the MPSC to administer PA 480 in 2016.  As a result of this the MPSC will not be handling cable franchise complaints or dispute resolutions going forward. Click here to read the announcement on the MPSC web site.

 

 

Bedford Township Committee of the Whole (COW) Board Meeting: December 8, 2015 (6:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)

Main topic of discussion: Final interviews with the candidates for Fire Chief position.

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: December 2, 2015
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour)

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 1, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (3 hours): Video 1 (first 2 hours of the meeting) Video 2 (last hour of the meeting) Please refer to the agenda notes below to find the various discussion locations on the 2 videos. The meeting ended at 10:00 p.m.)

The Bedford Township meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 should be of great interest to Bedford Township residents. Included on the agenda are the following:

1. Possible issuance of Class C Liquor License. Three residents have applied for the license. The locations are: Memories Banquet Hall, Michigan Tavern and the old Pizza Hut location in Lambertville. (Click here to view the complete details concerning who the applicants are and why they have applied for the liquor license.). See pages 2 to 72 of the Board packet. License was granted to Sidelines Italian Grille LLC. (Discussion begins 4 minute mark of Video #1)

2. First public commentary time. (1 hour 37 minute mark on Video #1)

3. Request for approval of Employee Health Insurance for 2016. Click here for info - see pages 95-97 of the Board packet. Click here to view the video of the November 24th Bedford Township COW meeting where a complete discussion of the Employee Health Care was discussed. Click here to view past comments by Bedford Township Board members concerning Act 152 – The State of Michigan Health Care Act. (Discussion begins at the 1 hour and 46 minute mark of Video #1 and continues to the 17 minute mark of video #2)

Please Note: Click here to view the 2 cost saving proposals for employee health for 2016 that Bedford Township resident Dale Track handed out to Board members and spoke about during public commentary.

4. Request for approval from the Bedford Library Advisory Board to place a Ballot issue on the March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Election Ballot. Click here to view more information concerning this request - see pages 98-101 of the Board packet. (17 minute mark on Video #2)

5. Request for approval from Lake Erie Transit to place a ballot issue on the March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Election Ballot. Included in the packet of information is the ridership per day in Bedford Township for the month of September and October 2015. Click here to view complete info concerning the request by Lake Erie Transit. See pages 102-115. (39 minute mark on Video #2)

The Bedford Township Library is a new .25 mills. It would cost a homeowner of a $100,000 home $25 per year. The levy, if approved, would bring in an estimated $250,000 per year.

The Lake Erie request includes renewal of the current 0.25 mills and an increase of 0.10 mills for a total of 0.35 mills. It would cost a homeowner of a $100,000 home $35 per year for five years. The levy, if approved, would bring in an estimated $350,000 per year.

6. Public commentary time. (47 minute mark on Video #2)

7. Comments from Board Members. Comments from the public ended at 10:00 p.m. There were no comments from Township Board members as they voted to not to extend the meeting after 10:00 p.m.

 

Media coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade December 3, 2015: Bedford Township seeking 0.35 mills. Would help fund continued operation of Bedford Dial-A-Ride.

Monroe News December 5, 2015: Bedford board places LET request on ballot

 

 

Bedford Township Committee of the Whole (COW) Board Meeting: November 24, 2015 (6:00 pm)
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)

Main topic of discussion: Health Care coverage for Bedford Township Employees

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour )

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 17, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hour 10 minutes)

Major agenda items discussed:

1. Employee Retirement Plan: 2 minute mark on the video listed above
2. Public Commentary on agenda items: 11 minute mark on video listed above
3. Old Business "Discussion Regarding the Cable Committee: 28 minute mark on the video listed above
4. New Business:
a. Approval of the 2015 Senior Citizen Tax Penalty Waiver Resolution: 50 minute mark
b. Approval of Resolution for the Monroe County Solid Waste Plan. 51 minute mark
c. Approval of Transfer of Ownership of Sheriff's Dept Vehicle: 52 minute mark
d. Approval of TMACOG Membership for 2015-16: 1 hour 8 minute mark
5. Comments from the public: 1 hour 40 minute mark
6. Comments from the Board Members: 1 hour 45 minute mark

Announcements:

November 24, 2015: Committee of the Whole Meeting (COW) regarding Heath Care Issues (6:00 pm at the Bedford Township Hall- The meeting is open to the public)
December 8, 2015: Committee of the Whole Meeting (COW) regarding final interviews with the candidates for Fire Chief position. (6:00 pm at the Bedford Township Hall- The meeting is open to the public)

Of special note is a discussion under “Old Business”-Discussion Regarding the Cable Committee”.

Prior to the discussion, 3 residents spoke during public commentary in support of re-establishing a Cable Committee. During the discussion of the topic, one Bedford Township Board member made some very misleading and inaccurate statements concerning the chain of events that occurred in 2005-2006 regarding the “franchise fees” that were not being paid to Bedford Public Schools from 2002 to 2006, as called for in the agreement with Buckeye Cable. This person also made some very wild accusations directed toward individuals in the Bedford Community by stating that ”The same persons who have caused problems in the past are bringing it up again” in regards to the topic of Buckeye Cable. Click here to view the video where his comments were made. Public commentary is at the 11 minute mark and the discussion by board members starts at the 28 minute mark on the video

The Cable Committee that was in place in 2005 was disbanded by the Bedford Township Board in December of 2005.

Click here to read the factual information concerning the Cable Advisory Committee back in 2005-2006. There you will find plenty of media coverage and other documents explaining exactly what transpired. This area also contains the up-dated information concerning Public Act 480 that the Supervisor referred to at Tuesday night’s meeting along with a list of Michigan communities who currently have Cable Committees:


Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 3, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 50 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 20, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 45 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: October 14, 2015
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 5 minutes)

Agenda items approved:

1. Final site plan approval for Lascala Professional Center Building Addition and Site Improvements. The property is located at the northeast corner of Lewis Avenue and Smith Roads.

2. Final site plan approval for an addition to Ciolino’s Market located at 6750 Lewis Avenue.

3. Preliminary approval for an amended planned unit development (PUD) for Summerlyn Planned Unit Development located at the northwest corner of Secor and Smith Roads.

 

Bedford Township Committee of the Whole (COW) Board Meeting: October 8, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to view the agenda and supporting documents for the meeting (The meeting will be broadcast live on Buckeye Cable Channel 7 or 11)

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 20 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 6, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 40 minutes)

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 15, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 48 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 1, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 10 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 18, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (40 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: August 12 , 2015
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (33 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 4, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 55 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: August 3, 2015
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 10 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 21, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 40 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 7, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting ( 8 minutes)

Media Coverage:

Toledo Blade July 13,2015: Bedford Twp. board to convene panel on fire chief; Chief Rudy Ruiz leaving July 31 for Perrysburg post

 

Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: July 6, 2015
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 45 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 16, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (33 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 2, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hour 10 minutes)

Media Coverage:

Bedford Now June 4, 2015 Dundee Manufacturing Moving To Bedford Township

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 19, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 45 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: May 13, 2015
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 18 minutes)

Media Coverage:

Bedford Now May 14, 2015: Bedford Twp. Expands The 2015 Road Repair List
Monroe News May 15, 2015: Part Of Secor Rd. To Have Resurfacing This Summer

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 12, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda. All board meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Budget Workshop: April 28, 2015 (Meeting held in room "C" on the 2nd floor of the Bedford Township Hall @ 5:30pm)

Agenda:

1. A review of the General fund changes that were driven by last meeting

2. The 1% Administration fee on all property tax bills in Bedford Township

3. Begin to look at the special or, as they are tagged “other funds”.

Click here to view the most recent Bedford Township financial statements.

Video of the budget meeting is listed below. It is broken down into 10 segments of approximately 10 minutes each. Click on the segment that you would like to view.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 21, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Major discussion items:

A) Request for Approval of Vouchers for Payment (Board Action Required)
B) Request for Approval of Bid from Zeiler Excavating for Phase II of Ansted Park (Board Action Required)
C) Discussion Regarding Request for a Road Repair Donation Fund
D) Request for Approval to Hire Nancy Gin as Administrative Assistant to the Clerk, Full Time, with Benefits. (Board Action Required)
E) Discussion Regarding the BS & A Fees for Property Look-Up
F) Discussion Regarding Having Yard Waste Dumpster's at the Township Hall
G) Request for Approval to Rezone Parcel No. 5802-035-075-00, 110 W. Smith Road, from PBO to I-2 (Board Action Required)

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

 

 

Bedford Township Town Hall Meeting : April 20, 2015

(State Representative Jason Sheppard) concerting May 5th State Ballot Propos

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (60 minutes)

Media Coverage:

TV-13 abc Toledo: April 20, 2015: Michigan voters to decide on new tax

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: April 8, 2015
Agenda: (All planning meetings are broadcast live on Buckeye Cable (Channel 7 or 11 depending on your cable contract.)
Minutes:

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 7, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

Media coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade April 8, 2015: Road improvements get OK; Bedford Township to spend $500,000 by mid '16


Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 17, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 3, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

Media coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now March 14, 2015: Several Bedford Township Officials To Get Raises
Bedford Now March 14, 2015: Letter to Editor by Dale Track: Compensation package for township board members criticized

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 17, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

Media coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade July 7, 2015: Plan for Waterford Subdivision's extension still under review; Residents want 2nd access road

Toledo Blade February 23, 2015: Approval for Decker expansion tabled; Bedford Township board voted to wait on Lambertville development

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 3, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

Media coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade February 9, 2015 Girl hit by van thanks medics ;Responders kept her calm, 5th grader says

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 20, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

Media coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade January 26, 2015 Board lets May date pass for transit levy

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 6, 2015
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

Media coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade January 12, 2015: Township board eyes better returns; Treasurer working with investment firm

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 16, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting Special Meeting: December 9, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting

 

Media coverage of meeting:

December 10, 2014: Bedford Chief Shapes Proposal To Boost Firefighters’ Pay

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 2, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hour 20 minutes)

Media coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now December 3, 2014: Bedford Ending Contract With Temperance, Lambertville Fire Associations
Bedford Now December 4, 2014:Bedford Board Waits To Vote On Admin Fee

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 18, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 40 minutes)

Major discussion items:

1. Presentation of and request for Approval of Financial Report for Year Ended June 30, 2014 by Don McGuire (4 minute mark)

2. Discussion regarding the 1% Administration Fee on Bedford Township Tax Bills (21 minute mark on video)

3. Public Commentary: Several Bedford Township residents spoke on a variety of topics. (1 hour 14 minute mark on video)

4. Comments by the Bedford Township Board Members: Board members gave an up-date on a variety of topics and answered several questions which were asked by residents. (1 hour 22 minute mark on video)

Media coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade November 24, 2014: ADMINISTRATIVE FEE; Bedford board debates necessity; Financial condition ‘very reasonable’
Bedford Now November 26, 2014: Township Board Discusses Administration Fee

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 11, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 Hours)

Major discussion items:

1. Presentation by Bedford Township Fire Chief Rudy Ruiz. Promotion of new officers Captain Doug Steinman and Lieutenant Cathy Bankowski. (1 minute mark)

2. Discussion and approval of joining SEMCOG & TMACOG (15 minute mark on video)

3. Public Commentary: Several Bedford Township residents spoke on a variety of topics. ( 1 hour 22 minute mark on video)

4. Comments by the Bedford Township Board Members: Board members gave an up-date on a variety of topics and answered several questions which were asked by residents. ( 1 hour 40 minute mark on video)

Media coverage of meeting:

November 14, 2014: Bedford Board Votes To Rejoin Planning Groups
November 14, 2014: Bedford Firefighters Promoted
Toledo Blade November 17, 2014: Bedford to rejoin planning agencies; Township to pay $6,790 in dues

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 21, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 Hour)

Major discussion items:

1. Bedford Township Master Plan (3:30 minute mark on video)

2. Public Commentary: Several Bedford Township residents spoke on a variety of topics. (21 minute mark on video)

3. Comments by the Bedford Township Board Members: Board members gave an up-date on a variety of topics and answered several questions which were asked by residents. (44 minute mark on video)

 

Media coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now October 24, 2014: Survey: 56% Of Bedford Residents Rate Quality Of Life As ‘Good’
Toledo Blade October 27, 2014: Trustees seeking public’s opinions; Master plan debate urged

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 7, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 Hour 45 minutes)

Major discussion items:

1. Presentation by Bedford Township Fire Chief Rudy Ruiz: 1 minute mark on video

2. Discussion of Future Funding for the Pavement Asset Management Plan and review of meetings concerning the proposed Special Assessment for Roads: 10:40 minute mark on video.

3. Comments by Board Members concerning a variety of topics: 1 hour 20 minute mark on video.

 

Media coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now October 9, 2014: Bedford Officials: Roads Still Need To Be Fixed, But How?
Toledo Blade October 13, 2014: Township weighs plan for road work; Board eyes budget reserves, 2016 levy
Toledo Blade October 13, 2014: Bedford Fire Chief outlines 7 department initiatives

 

 

Bedford Township Special Board Meeting (Public Hearing on Proposed Special Assessment for Roads: September 23, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 Hours)

 

Media coverage of the meeting:

WNWO TV-24 September 23, 2014: Public hearing held for Bedford Township residents over road repair tax (with video)
Toledo Blade September 24, 2014: Bedford leaders end tax pitch; Unanimous vote drops idea of $75 per parcel tax for roads
Bedford Now September 24, 2014: Bedford Nixes Road Fee Plan
Toledo Blade September 29, 2014: Board now ponders next move on roads ;Vocal opposition doomed Bedford plan

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 16, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (2 hours 10 minutes)
Click here to watch Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting (15 minutes)

Media Coverage of Meeting:

WTOL TV-11 September 16, 2014: Bedford Township trustees debate over $75 road repair assessment
Toledo Blade September 17, 2014: Bedford plan for road repairs advances
Bedford Now September 18, 2014: Trustees Question Road Tax Plan
Toledo Blade September 22, 2014: Board assessing plan to fix roads; Decision could come at Tuesday meeting

Bedford Township Town Hall Meeting Concerning Proposed Special Assessment for Roads: September 9, 2014
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here for complete information concerning the Proposed Special Assessment for Roads

Click here to watch Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (1 Hour 50 minutes)
Click here to watch Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting (1 Hour)

Media coverage of the meeting:

Monroe News September 10, 2014: Proposed Road Assessment Hits Some Potholes
Monroe News September 12, 2014: Letter To The Editor by Gene Stock: Excess money in Bedford means residents shouldn't have to pay for roads.
Monroe News September 12, 2014: Legal Notice for Special Assessment for Roads
Bedford Now September 13, 2014: Letter To The Editor by Gene Stock: Homeowners should be allowed to vote on assessment.
September 13, 2014: Letter To The Editor by Mary Pagels: "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION IN OLIGARCHAL BEDFORD TOWNSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL”
Toledo Blade September 15, 2014: Bedford Township residents reject fee for road repairs
WTOL TV-11 September 15, 2014 Bedford Trustees feeling pressure to vote down road assessment plan Click here to watch the video from Channel 11 concerting the Proposed Road Assessment (Appeared on their morning newscast 9-15-14)
Monroe News, September 15, 2014 "Our View" Road assessment plan best option for now

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 2, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 50 minutes)

Major discussion Items:

1. Giant Oak Special Assessment (1 minute mark)
2. Approval of Crabb Road (between Temperance & Erie) contract for repairs (15 minute mark)
3. Approval of Asset Management Plan completed by Mannik & Smith Group (27 minute mark)
4. Comments from the public ( 1 hour 8 minute mark)
5. Comments for the Bedford Township Board members (1 hour 22 minute mark)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 19, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (37 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade August 25, 2014 Bedford Twp. residents urged at 4 sessions; Special assessment for roads is at issue

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 12, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the 2 videos of the meeting. Part 1 ( 1 hour 37 minutes) Part 2 (1 hour 14 minutes) Please note that the discussion of the proposed special assessment for roads begins on Part 1 at the 1 hour 20 minute mark and continues on to Part 2.

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now August 23, 2014: Public meeting set for proposed road tax
Bedford Now August 23, 2014: Trustee rejects supervisor's request to restrict comments to agenda items

Toledo Blade August 18, 2014: Bedford board looks at parcel to fund roads

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 22, 2014 **Special Meeting for Road Projects
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting. (48 minutes) Please note that the sound did not work when the meeting was broadcast live but does work on the video


Click here to view additional information concerning Road Projects in Bedford Township

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now July 23, 2014: Bedford Okays List Of Summer Road Work

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 15, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting. (2 hours 7 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade July 21, 2014: Bedford Twp. OKs zoning change;17 acres known as Whitman Ford site (See video above for the presentation by the developer starting at the 48 minute mark on the video)
Bedford Now July 19, 2014: Township To Hire Assistant In Planning Department
Bedford Now July 16, 2014: Whitman Rezoning Approved

Agenda for the April 8, 2015 Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting:

REQUEST FOR FINAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR BAINBRIDGE PLACE APARTMENTS (REDWOOD ACQUISITION, LLC) ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-027-059-45, A VACANT PARCEL LOCATED ON THE NORTWEST CORNER OF LEWIS AVENUE AND STERNS ROAD

Click here to view Redwood Acquisitions' web site.

 

Click here to view a larger copy of the map of the approximate boundary on the Whitman property which Redwood Acquisitions will build units.

Click here to watch the video of the June 25,2014 Bedford Township Planning Commission meeting (40 minutes) concerning the re-zoning request. It was approved by a 6-0 vote. Several residents who live behind the property spoke in favor of the re-zoning.

 

Click here to view the most up-to-date information concerning the Whitman property located at the corner of Lewis Avenue and Sterns Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bedford Township Board of Zoning Appeals July 7, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting. (52 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 1, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting. (1 hour and 8 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now July 11, 2014: Ansted Park Updates Approved
Toledo Blade July 7, 2014: Bedford Township Board proposes 13 road projects; $1M budgeted for work may not be enough
Bedford Now July 2, 2014: Bedford Township Makes Road Repair Plans

 

Bedford Township Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting: June 26, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)


Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: June 25, 2014

Click here to view the agenda and supporting documents concerning the zoning request. (11 pages)

Click here to view the web site for Redwood Acquisitions LLC. This is the company that would like to purchase and develop the 17 acres that is the subject of the re-zoning on the Whitman property.

The re-zoning request was approved by a 6-0 vote and the re-zoning request will now move on to the Monroe County Planning Commission for consideration.

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (40 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade June 30, 2014: Bedford Twp. panel OKs unit rezoning 17-acre parcel near Sterns Rd Lewis Ave.
Bedford Now June 27, 1014: Bedford Planners Okay Whitman Property Rezoning
Bedford Now June 17, 2014: Apartments Proposed On Whitman Property (see legal notice of the meeting published in the Monroe News on June 13, 2014. This gives a complete description of the re-zoning request.)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 17, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 15 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 3, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 15 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade June 9, 2014: Bedford Slates $1M for street plan, work;Board hires engineer for paving projection.


Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 20, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 45 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now May 23, 2014: Trustees To Hold Road Meeting

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 13, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 15, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 27 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade April 21, 2014: Bedford Twp. awarded 2 grants for upgrades. Sewer and park systems targeted for improvements
Bedford Now April 18, 2014: Sewer Grant Plans Outlined
Bedford Now April 18, 2014: Part-Time Planner Hired To Offer Relief

 


Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 1, 2014

Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch Video #1 of 2 videos of the meeting (2 hours 10 minutes)

Click here to watch Video #2 of 2 videos of the meeting (50 minutes)
There was an eye-opening discussion at this meeting concerning the Bedford Township roads and the Monroe County Road Commission. Every Bedford resident should watch the video to hear what was discussed concerning the challenges that Bedford Township faces regarding getting our roads repaired and maintained.

To view the discussion, go to video #2: Michigan State Representative Dale Zorn spoke twice, once starting at the 7 minute mark and again at the 20 minute mark. The vice-president of the MCRC workers union spoke starting at the 33 minute mark. Bedford Township residents will be very interested to hear what was discussed by Bedford Township Board members, State Representative Dale Zorn and the vice-president of the union concerning the Monroe County Road Commission funding and plans concerning road projects for this summer in Bedford Township.



Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Bedford Now April 4, 2014: Library Millage Request To Be On August Ballot
Bedford Now April 4, 20-14: Board Makes Economic Group Inactive
Toledo Blade April 4, 2014: Monroe Co. to get $664,993 to fix winter-ravaged roads
Toledo Blade April 2, 2014: Bedford Library to ask for 0.25% Levy in August

Bedford library to ask for 0.25% levy in Aug.


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/04/02/Bedford-library-to-ask-for-0-25-levy-in-Aug-Copy.html#IhyMvxioy3RUsWvB.99

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 18, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Video of meeting. (Please note that the sound for the meeting was not working but as soon as the video is posted to the Bedford Township web site residents will be able to watch and hear the meeting. The sound issue was with Buckeye Cable. (Please see the newspaper articles listed below for more information concerning the meeting.)

Click here to watch Video #1 of 2 videos of the meeting

Click here to watch Video #2 of 2 videos of the meeting


Click here to watch video of Bedford Township Board Meeting when the meeting was stopped by the Supervisor and the police were called during public commentary.

Listed below are Facebook pages, web site pages and forum pages where agenda items from this meeting are being discussed:

Bedford Yes - Advocates for Bedford Township Michigan (Facebook Page)

Bedford Township Fire Department And Board Forum (Facebook Page)

Please Save Us - Nala and Bugger (Facebook Page)

Bedford Now Chatter (Forum)

Please Save Us – Victims of 1919 Dog Law (Web Site)

Additional Media Coverage Concerning This Case:

 

Toledo Blade April 26, 2014: "Toledo family reunited with dogs held 1 year in Mich. $9,000 paid to owners of pigs killed at barn to settle case."
13 ABC Toledo TV April 25, 2014: Nala and Bugger reunited with Owners
Toledo Blade April 25, 2014: “Dogs accused in death of pigs released to owner” Click here to view additional details concerning the settlement agreement to release the dogs.

 

 

WDIV Channel 4 Detroit April 8, 2014: “Dogs On Death Row After Killing Pigs”. (Video coverage from the 11:00 pm news)

 




Toledo Blade March 7, 2014 Owners Plead for 2 dogs that killed pigs According to this newspaper article records in Toledo Municipal Court show that Janni Juhasz has been cited three times for dogs running at large, while Katalin Juhasz has been cited once. See directions listed below on how to search the Toledo Municipal Court Records for citations.

Click here to search Toledo Municipal Court Records for citations. Instructions to search records: Type in first and last name for the person you are searching and click on the “search” button and it will bring up past citations. It should bring up all citations for that person.

Toledo Blade March 14, 2014: Coyotes often kill livestock, may have attacked local pigs; Wildlife experts call them prime predators
Toledo Blade March 13, 2014: Expert casts doubt on dogs’ convictions; Appeal will be filed to prevent Friday killings of Ohio animals
March 5, 2014: Dogs' Guilt Upheld, Owners Speak Before Bedford Township Board
Monroe News August 20, 2013: Protesters Say Don't Kill Dogs
Monroe News August 17, 2013: Dog Owner Disputes Pig Attack
Monroe News August 1, 2013: After Losing Two Pigs To Dog Attack, Bedford 4-H'Er Comes Back
Bedford Now May 8, 2013: Dogs Attack Prize Pigs In Bedford Township.

 

Click here to view Michigan Dog Law of 1919 (Act 339 of 1919)

Loss or damage to livestock or poultry caused by dogs; complaint; examination; summons; proceedings; killing of dog; liability of owner or keeper. Please view Section 287.280


 

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Monroe News March 19, 2014: Dog supporters spark uproar at Bedford Township Board meeting.

Toledo Blade March 19, 2014: Michigan dog case goes to appeals; Monroe County judge issues temporary stay of execution. (Please note that info concerning the Bedford Township Board meeting being stopped on March 18th during public commentary is at the end of the article.)

Michigan dog case goes to appeals

Monroe County judge issues temporary stay of execution


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Dogs-for-Adoption/2014/03/18/Mich-dog-case-goes-to-appeals.html#o7ZpX2KCTq3K2QvP.99

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 4, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch Video #1 of 2 videos of the meeting (first 2 hours and ten minutes of the meeting).

Click here to watch Video #2 of 2 videos of the meeting (last 30 minutes of the meeting).

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade March 10, 2014: Bedford taps Monroe Co. development group;Corporation’s task is to attract new business

Bedford taps Monroe Co. development group

Corporation’s task is to attract new businesses


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2014/03/10/Bedford-taps-Monroe-Co-development-organization.html#JY626ftyXu83Q1tq.99

Bedford Now March 5, 2014: Dogs' Guilt Upheld, Owners Speak Before Bedford Township Board

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 18, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Major Agenda Items:

1. Resolution honoring Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Gore as Bedford Township Deputy of the year. (see page 2 of agenda)
2. Letter from Jim Neorr announcing his retirement from the Bedford Township Fire Department after 47 years of service to the residents of Bedford Township. (see page 7 of the agenda)
3. Request to approve new Bedford Township Fire Chief and benefits package. (see pages 10-12 of agenda) (click on video below starting at the 17 minute mark for discussion)
4. Discussion regarding the creation of a Communication Committee. (See video from Feb 4th meeting listed below for discussion). (See page 13 of agenda)
5. Discussion regarding the creation of a Leaf & Waste Burning Steering Committee. (see page 14 of agenda)
6. Request to approve resolution amending the 2013-14 General Fund and Special Revenue Fund Budget. (see pages 19-43 Part 1 and pages 1 to 32 Part 2 of agenda)
7. Request to approve Master Plan bid proposal. (see pages 33-40 Part 2 of agenda)

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 20 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:

Toledo Blade February 24, 2014: Sandusky firefighter Ruiz to lead Bedford Township department; Ruiz to fill post vacant since Bofia’s retirement

Monroe News February 21, 2014: Bedford Township names fire chief.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 4, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Major Items Discussed:

1. Discussion of Buckeye Cable, Franchise Fee, Township Cable Channel and Establishing a Cable Committee. (1minute mark on video #1)

2. Several residents spoke during both public commentary times, including several Bedford Township Fire Fighters who addressed allegations of misuse of Bedford Township funds and criticism of certain individuals on the fire department that have been brought up at past meetings and discussed on internet forums. and Facebook groups. (43 minute mark and 1:51 mark on video #1)

3. Discussion of Membership dues for SEMCOG. (1:31 mark on video #1)

4. Supervisor Greg Stewart commented on a number of issues concerning Bedford Township, including the plowing of Bedford Township roads by the Monroe County Road Commission. (17 minute mark on Video #2)


Click here to watch Video #1 of 2 videos of the meeting (first 2 hours and ten minutes of the meeting).

Click here to watch Video #2 of 2 videos of the meeting (last 27 minutes of the meeting).

Newspaper Coverage of the Meeting:

Bedford Now February 15, 2014: "Firefighters speak before township board; For the first time township firefighters share their opinions regarding recent accusations."

Toledo Blade February 10, 2014: "6 individuals appointed to Bedford Twp. master-plan panel"

 

Bedford Township Board of Zoning Appeals February 3, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Major items discussed:

1. Variance request concerning property located at 8801 Douglas Road, Temperance, Michigan.

2. Request by The Francis Family YMCA for a special use permit to allow a "Farmer's Market" to be held on their property.

Newspaper Coverage of the Meeting:

Toledo Blade February 17, 2014: Call goes out for vendors, volunteers;New farmer’s market seeks to open May 24

Call goes out for vendors, volunteers

New farmer’s market seeks to open May 24


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2014/02/17/Call-goes-out-for-vendors-volunteers.html#Qb5z2c0p1k3hwS7L.99

Bedford Now February 4, 2014: Bedford Farmer’s Market Finds Home At YMCA

 

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (50 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting January 28, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

 

Major items of discussion:

1. Several residents spoke during public commentary time including new allegations concerning the fire department issues.
2. The board voted to reimburse residents for over-charging them on the past street light assessments.
3. The board voted not to join SEMCOG &TMACOG (a savings of over $9,000).
4. Presentation concerning the audit of Bedford Township finances. Several questions brought up by trustees.
5. The board approved a BZA fee waiver for the Farmers Market to be held at the Francis Family YMCA.
6. During board comment time Supervisor Stewart answered questions from the public that he received concerning the snow storm and questions that were brought up during public commentary concerning the Bedford Township Fire Department.


Click here to watch Video #1 of 2 videos of the meeting (first 2 hours and ten minutes of the meeting).

Click here to watch Video #2 of 2 videos of the meeting (last 27 minutes of the meeting).

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now January 24, 2014: Board Grapples With Fire Department Issues

Bedford Now January 23, 2014: Trustees Approve Refund For Four Subdivisions

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: January 8, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of meeting.

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 7, 2014
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Major items of discussion:

1. Several residents spoke during public commentary time concerning the recent Bedford Township Fire Department issues that have been in the news.
2. Presentation by the Bedford Township Park Commission.
3. During board comment time Treasurer Paul Francis responded to the allegations concerning the Bedford Township Fire Department. (See the newspaper article listed below that appeared in the Toledo Blade).

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (2 hours 8 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade January 13, 2014: Bedford Fire Probe finds no corruption; Panel does cite command, compensation problems.

Bedford fire probe finds no corruption

Panel does cite command, compensation problems


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/01/13/Bedford-Fire-Department-probe-finds-no-corruption.html#zTc4eEEkZwztP29y.99

Bedford fire probe finds no corruption

Panel does cite command, compensation problems


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/01/13/Bedford-Fire-Department-probe-finds-no-corruption.html#zTc4eEEkZwztP29y.99

Bedford fire probe finds no corruption

Panel does cite command, compensation problems


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/01/13/Bedford-Fire-Department-probe-finds-no-corruption.html#zTc4eEEkZwztP29y.99

Bedford fire probe finds no corruption

Panel does cite command, compensation problems


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/01/13/Bedford-Fire-Department-probe-finds-no-corruption.html#zTc4eEEkZwztP29y.99

Bedford fire probe finds no corruption

Panel does cite command, compensation problems


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/01/13/Bedford-Fire-Department-probe-finds-no-corruption.html#zTc4eEEkZwztP29y.99

Bedford fire probe finds no corruption

Panel does cite command, compensation problems


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/01/13/Bedford-Fire-Department-probe-finds-no-corruption.html#zTc4eEEkZwztP29y.99

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 17, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 20 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now December 18, 2013: Township Board Votes To Remove Firefighter

Monroe News December 19, 3013: Bedford Township Board Dismisses Firefighter

Bedford Now Chatter Forum (Monroe Talks) : "Fire Fighter Fired" (This is a discussion concerning the reasons why Todd Bruning was dismissed from the Bedford Township Fire Department.)

 

 

 

 

Click here to view a copy of the letter that Todd Bruning received from the Bedford Township Fire Chief on December 10, 2013 concerning his separation from the fire department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WSPD Radio December 23, 2013: Click here to listen to the interview of Todd Bruning by WSPD Radio in Toledo, Ohio on December 23, 2013.

Toledo Blade December 31,2013: “Fire department ‘cleans up’ before new chief hired”

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: December 11, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (1 Hour 35 minutes)

Major agenda items discussed:

A. REQUEST FOR A SIGN WAIVER FOR B&B RESTORATION ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-026-058-10, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 7640 LEWIS AVENUE. (Approved)

B. REQUEST FOR A SIGN WAIVER FOR PAWS AND CLAWS ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-019-177-00, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS 8493 SECOR ROAD. (Approved)

C. REQUEST TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TIMBER WOODS PUD IS A MINOR OR MAJOR CHANGE, LOCATED AT THE EAST END OF SODA DRIVE. (Approved as minor change)

D. PUBLIC HEARING FOR OAK CREEK HOLDINGS LLC REQUEST TO REZONE FROM R-2A, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO R-3, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ON A PORTION OF PARCEL NUMBER 5802-022-065-10, LOCATED OFF DEAN ROAD EAST OF JACKMAN ROAD . (Recommended to deny the request)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 3, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (40 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now December 4, 2013: Township Approves Joe Keane As New Interim Fire Chief

 

Bedford Township BZA Meeting: December 2, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting ( 52 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 19, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (1 hour 20 minutes) This video is of the public hearing for a cell tower placement in Bedford Township.
Click here to watch Part 2 or 2 videos of the meeting (1 hour in length).

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now November 21, 2013: Township Board Approves Cell Tower
Toledo Blade November 25, 2013: Bedford OKs cell-phone tower at Secor Road


Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: November 13, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (60 minutes)

Major agenda items discussed:

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 5, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 25 minutes)

Major Items discussed:

1. Presentation by Barry Buschmann,Mannik & Smith Group concerning the Bedford Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
2. Request for approval of resolution adopting the "SAW Grant Agreement" (Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Grant Program)
3. Request for Approval of Resolution Exempting Bedford Township Government from requirements of Public Act 152 of 2011 for calendar year 2014. This deals with health insurance for all employees.
4. Township Clerk Trudy Hershberger announced that the Bedford Township Meetings will now be streamed on the Bedford Township web site starting with the October 15th meeting. To view meetings, go to the Bedford Township web site and click on “Video of Bedford Township Board Meetings” on the left had side of the home page. Link to Bedford Township web site: http://www.bedfordmi.org/

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now November 6, 2013: Bedford Memorial Gardens Concerns Addressed At Township Board Meeting

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 15, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch part 1 or 2 videos of the meeting (1 hour 15 minutes in length) From beginning of meeting to the end of the public hearing concerning the Street Light Assessment Rates
Click here to watch part 2 or 2 videos of the meeting (48 minutes) From approval of agenda to end of meeting.

Major Items discussed:

1. Public Hearing for Bedford Township Street Lighting Special Assessment Districts 2013. Continuation with Modifications. A number of residents spoke at the hearing during public comment time.
2. Discussion regarding the Master Plan Request for qualifications for Planner.
3. Announcement by Supervisor Greg Stewart concerning resignation by Jim Neorr as acting Bedford Township Fire Chief.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now October 16, 2013: Street Lighting Fee Hike Proposal Draws Residents’ Concerns, Questions
Toledo Blade October 21, 2013:Streetlight assessments cut by 34% in 4 Bedford areas;Ex-township supervisor leads effort to correct error

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 1, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 50 minutes) Please note that about 20 minutes of the meeting was not broadcast. Approximately from the 52 minute mark to the 1:11 mark on the video was omitted due to some technical difficulties.

Major Items discussed:

1. Presentation by Tim Lake concerning the Monroe County Business Development Corporation.
2. Recommendation from Fire Commission/Search Committee to advertise for candidates for the Fire Chief position.
3. Discussion concerning the “Community Chat” held on Thursday, September 26, 2013
4. Several residents spoke during both public commentary times.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade October 7, 2013: Development nonprofit set to help Bedford Township draw business
Bedford Now October 2, 2013: Township Moving Forward On Fire Chief Search
Bedford Now October 2, 3013: Township Encouraged To Work With County Business Agency

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: September 25, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (50 minutes)

Major agenda items discussed:

A) PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE WHITTAKER REZONING FROM A C-1, LOCAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, TO AN R-2A, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-031-042-00, LOCATED AT 6700 PEARSON DRIVE

B) REQUEST FOR A SIGN WAIVER FOR BARRY BAGELS ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-030-132-70, LOCATED AT 3366 STERNS ROAD

C) REQUEST FOR FINAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR UNIQUE TOOL AND MANUFACTURING BUILDING ADDITION ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-036-046-20, LOCATED AT 100 REED ROAD (BANNER INDUSTRIAL PARK)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 17, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Major Items discussed:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (20 minutes)

 

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now September 19, 2013: Township Board Discusses Master Plan

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 3, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch the video of the meeting (1 hour 40 minutes) (Comments by Todd Bruning concerning the Bedford Township Fire Department begins at the 11 minute mark on the video)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade September 9, 2013: Bedford Township community garden idea gets initial support; Board backs plan to let residents grow produce.

Bedford Now September 5, 2013: Community Garden Concept Moves Forward

 

 

Click here to read letter that Todd Bruning read at the board meeting from Joe Merrill (HME Incorporated) concerning the fire truck bid (this also includes the 100 page bid proposal with the specs that were sent out by Bedford Township.)

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 20, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (2 hours 10 minutes) (Discussion of Fire Truck purchase begins at the 1 hour 13 minute mark on the video)
Click here to watch video Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting (30 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now August 25, 2013: Bedford will not take action on extending water main

Toledo Blade August 26, 2013: Bedford Twp. authorizes purchase of fire truck

Bedford Now August 29, 2013: New Firm Serving Steel Industry To Open Within Months

 

 


Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 6, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (60 minutes) (Discussion of Fire Truck purchase begins at 13 minute mark on the video. No action taken. See August 20th meeting for vote on purchase.)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now August 7, 2013: Bedford Board Approves Plat Extensions; Sell Of Fire Truck

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: July 24, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (10 minutes)

Major agenda items discussed:

PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE RICKETTS/ADKINS REZONING FROM PBO, PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS OFFICE, TO R-2B, SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL, ON A PORTION OF PARCEL NUMBER 5802-031-005-10, A VACANT PARCEL LOCATED ON STERNS ROAD (near Quail Hallow) Click here for details concerning the property.

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 16, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (40 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade July 22, 2013: Bedford turns to vet to fill tax post. Township to train Smith for assessing.

Bedford Now July 17, 2013: Township Board Hires Assessing Department Support Employee

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 2, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting (1 hour 30 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now July 11, 2013: Township Approves Abatement For Unique Tool

Bedford Now July 3, 2013: Bedford Board Approves Fire Chief Job Description

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 18, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of of Part I of the meeting. (2 hours 15 minutes)

Click here to watch video of Part II of the meeting (last 12 minutes of the meeting)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now June 27, 2013: "Township Trustees Asked To Update Fire Ordinance"

Toledo Blade June 24, 2013: "Bedford Twp. trustees change zoning to commercial at 3 sites"


 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: June 12, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (1 hour 20 minutes)

Major items discussed:

May 24, 2013 Monroe Evening News: Public Hearing on June 12, 2013 for a request for special approval for a restoration/paint repair use located in a C-3 general business district (7640 Lewis Avenue - former Northtowne Chevrolet).

 

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 4, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (1 hour 35 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade June 10, 2013: "Bedford Twp. board trims $85,000 for 2013-14 budget
Bedford Now June 5, 2013: "Bedford Township Approves Budget For 2014"

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: May 22, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (1 hour 35 minutes)

Major items discussed:

1. Approved a sign waiver request from H & S Sports Plus at new location the intersection of Secor and Summerfield.

2. Approved rezoning request from Louis Gorr (Louie's Sheet Metal Shop) located at 8493 Secor Road from R-3 (Residential) to C-3 (Commercial). Click here to view the details of the re-zoning request including a property diagram.

3. Approved rezoning request from Jimmy & Alice Askins on property located at the corner of Lewis Avenue & Smith Road from R-3 (Residential) to C-3 (Commercial). Click here to view the details of the re-zoning request including a property diagram.

4. Approved rezoning request from Jimmy & Alice Askins and Ronald & Diane Hubbard on property located at the corner of Lewis Avenue & Smith Road from R-3 (Residential) to C-3 (Commercial). Click here to view the details of the re-zoning request including a property diagram.

 

Several members of the “Bedford Watch” group along with a couple of property owners near the proposed rezoning location spoke in opposition to both of the rezoning requests on the property located at Lewis Avenue and Smith Road (see # 3 & 4 above). Several Bedford Township residents spoke in favor of both of these rezoning requests.

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 21, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (50 minutes)

Major items discussed:

1. There was quite a bit of discussion concerning the Farmer's Market at the meeting.

2. Nancy Tienveri also brought up the idea she received from residents concerning offering land on the Bedford Township Hall property for rent to residents who would like to get involved with a community garden program.  Click here  view a link to a web site that lists more info concerning Community Gardens in Michigan

3. Mrs. Tienvieri also said she has been contacted by residents who would like to revive the Bedford Township Cablevision Advisory Committee.  Residents would like to see additional use of the Bedford Township Cable channel for local programming.   She also mentioned that this Committee could act as an oversight committee to the franchise holder.  The Committee could review cable operation and offer suggestions on how franchises can offer better services to residents. This committee could also provide oversight concerning issues that are brought up by residents concerning the current cable provider Buckeye Cable. For additional information concerning the franchise agreement with Buckeye Cable go to the link on the page listed below under "Questions and Answers" see question #7. http://www.bedfordyes.com/BedfordTownship.htm#questions

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 14, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.)
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (1 hour 30 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade May 20, 2013: "Interim chief fills fire post 2 months after vacancy. Acting chief promoted; vote had been delayed"

Bedford Now May 18, 2013: "After weeks of discussion, board names interim chief"

 

 

Bedford Township Economic Development Committee Meeting (EDC): May 2, 2013

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Click here to watch the video of the meeting. (1 hour 20 minutes)

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 16, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Major Items discussed at the meeting: Outsourcing of Payroll, Land Division Request, Hiring supervising ordinance officer, Compensation Committee's recommendations, Holding Farmers Market at the Bedford Township Hall.

Click here to watch Part 1 or 2 videos of the meeting. This video is from the beginning of the meeting to the vote concerning the Farmers Market. (2 hours in length).
Click here to watch Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting.This video is from the second public commentary time to the end of the meeting (30 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Monroe Evening News May 9, 2013 Editorial: "Don't Rush Bedford Market"

Toledo Blade April 22, 2013: " Bedford to get farmers’ market legal concerns addressed"

Toledo Blade April 22, 2013: "Bedford Twp. board OKs hiring Meyer as supervising officer"

Bedford Now April 17, 2013: “Farmer's Market Plan Approved; The new market would replace one held since 2008 by the Temperance Action Committee”

 

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 2, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (2 hours) Several Bedford Township residents spoke during pubic commentary times. See 46 minute mark and 1:21 mark on the video to view public comments.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now April 3, 2013: "Board Approves Contracts To Fund Road Projects"

Toledo Blade April 8, 2013: "Bedford board gives go-ahead for work on Smith Rd. stretch;Douglas-to-Lewis segment to be improved"

 

Bedford Township Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: April 1, 2013
Agenda:
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (35 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 19, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (2 hours)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade March 25, 2013: "Bedford Township holds off on replacing fire chief; Trustee wants job posting first; tree removal an issue"

Bedford Now March 20, 2013: "Appointment Of Interim Fire Chief Delayed"

Bedford Now March 20, 2013: "Township Trustees Reject Paying For Tree, Root Removal "

Bedford Press March 27, 2013: Letter to the editor by Paul Francis "To set the record straight about the Bedford Memorial Garden Project and Cemetery Fund Deficit"

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 5, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (1 hour 30 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade March 11, 2013: "Bedford accepts the resignation of longtime fire chief"

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: February 27, 2013
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Click here to watch video of the meeting. (50 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 19, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (2 Hours)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade February 25, 2013: "Bedford Twp. addresses cemetery fund deficit; Board approves merger with general fund until revenue picks up"

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 5, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:
Toledo Blade February 11, 2013: "Moment of silence to open Bedford board meetings "
Bedford Now February 20, 2013 "Township Aims To Eliminate Cemetery Debt"

 

Bedford Township Board "Committee of the Whole" Meeting: January 29, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the meeting is open to the public. The meeting will not be televised.)

Newspaper coverage of the meeting:
Toledo Blade February 4, 2013: " Bedford board is urged to be nicer to one another"

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 22, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:
Toledo Blade January 28, 2013: "Bedford Township Trustees green-light parcel split; 3 houses planned for Dean Road site"

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 8, 2013
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch video of the meeting.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade January 14, 2013: "Bedford Township Board pondered whether to sell bonds;Subdivision road work reason for discussion"

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: December 19, 2012
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Major Items:

REQUEST FOR SPECIAL APPROVAL AND FINAL SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR WYLDEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-029-005-15, DOUGLAS ROAD BETWEEN DEAN AND STERNS ROADS

Click here to watch video of meeting.

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade December 24, 2012: "Church to locate in Bedford Twp. residential area"

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 18, 2012
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes all supporting documents that are on the agenda.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Click here to watch Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (This is the first 2 hours and 10 minutes of the meeting)
Click here to watch Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting (This is the last 30 minutes of the meeting)


Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 4, 2012
Agenda: (Please note that the agenda includes 26 pages.) You will now be able to read all documents that the board members will be discussing at the meeting.
Minutes:

Major Items: (See newspaper coverage below)

Click here to watch Part 1 of 2 videos of the meeting (This is the first 2 hours and 10 minutes of the meeting)
Click here to watch Part 2 of 2 videos of the meeting (This is the last 40 minutes of the meeting)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Bedford Now December 5, 2012: "Bedford Board Shares Camaraderie"
Toledo Blade December 10, 2012: "Bedford Twp. board rejects end to retirement benefit; Trustees balk at timing, last-second addition"

Please Note: A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday December 12, 2012 at the Bedford Township Hall at 6:30 p.m. for those residents who are interested in discussing the Farmers Market.

 

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: November 28, 2012
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Major Items:

Approved the REQUEST FOR A SIGN WAIVER FOR McDONALD’S CORPORATION, ON PARCEL NUBER 5802-030-132-50, 3350 W. STERNS ROAD

Click here to watch video of Meeting (12 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 20, 2012 (First meeting for newly elected board members).
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Major Items:

1. Approved the MCRC Contract for Road Improvements – Montevallo Subdivision
2. Approved the Township Meeting Dates for 2013
3. Approved the hiring of Kim Pollin as Administrative Assistant to the Supervisor
4. Township board members made several suggestions for improving Bedford Township Government which will be addressed at future board meetings.
5.The following residents spoke during public commentary: Jason Shepard and Mark Ellsworth.

Click here to watch video of Meeting (60 minutes)

Newspaper coverage of meeting:

Toledo Blade November 26, 2012: "Bedford board hires aide to township supervisor"
Bedford Now November 24, 2012: "New Bedford Board Convenes, Pitches Changes"

 

Bedford Township Planning Commission Meeting: November 14, 2012
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Major Items:

1. Recommended to deny request for a rezoning from RT, 2 Family Residential to RM-2 Multiple Family Residential on parcel located at 2925 Dean Road. Click here to view more info concerning this property.
2. Recommended to deny request for a rezoning from PBO, Professional Business Office to C-1 Local Business on parcel located at 9030 Secor Road (northeast corner of Secor & Temperance Road). Click here to view more info concerning this property.

Please Note: Both of these zoning requests now go on to the Monroe County Planning Commission for their recommendation. The final decision on the re-zoning will be made by the Bedford Township Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Click here to watch video of Meeting (45 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 13, 2012 (Last meeting for current board members).
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Major Items:

1. Approval of Resolution to Request the DNR to hold a public hearing regarding implementing a firearms resolution in Bedford Township.
2. Presentation of Financial Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2012 – Don McGuire
3. Approval of Replacement Streetlights at Lewis Avenue and Samaria Roads
4. Approval of MCRC Contract for Overband Crackfill for Deerfield Woods Subdivision
5. Approval of the Continuation of the Agreement with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Dept. for Additional Deputies in Bedford Township
6. The following residents spoke turning public commentary: Greg Stewart, Nancy Tienvieri and Gail Keane.

Click here to watch video of the meeting (60 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 16, 2012
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Major Items:

1. Approval of Contract for Auditing Services with McGuire & Associates
2. Approval of Mannik & Smith Agreement for Engineering Services – Presentation by Barry Buschmann, Senior Vice President, Mannik & Smith Group
3. The following residents spoke during public commentary: Greg Stewart, Jeff Zink, Nancy Tienvieri, Jason Shepard and John Warns.

Click here to watch video of the meeting (75 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 2, 2012
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Major Items:

1. Approval of Resolution Exempting Bedford Township Government from Requirements of Public Act 152 of 2011, for Calendar Year 2013
2. Approval to Re-Zone a .5 Acre Portion of Property ID No 58-02-025-029-00, NE Corner of Telegraph and Sterns from I-3 (General Industrial) to C-3 (General Commercial).
3. The following residents spoke during public commentary: Greg Stewart, Rick Steiner, Nancy Tienvieri and Denny Steinman.

Click here to watch video of the meeting (60 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 18, 2012
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: September 12, 2012
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The following requests were approved:

A) REQUEST TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SUMMERLYN PUD IS A MINOR OR MAJOR CHANGE, LOCATED ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECOR AND SMITH ROADS
B) POSSIBLE DECISION ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SUMMERLYN PUD (based on decision of 7A)
C) REQUEST TO DETERMINE IF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE TIMBER WOODS PUD IS A MINOR OR MAJOR CHANGE, LOCATED ON THE EAST END OF SODA DRIVE
D) POSSIBLE DECISION ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TIMBER WOODS PUD (based on decision of 7C)
E) REQUEST FOR A SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR BEDFORD SQUARE CENTER ON PARCEL NUMBER 5802-035-040-00, 7370 LEWIS AVENUE (Southeast corner of Sterns & Lewis)

Click here to watch video of the meeting (25 minutes)


Bedford Township Zoning Meeting: September 11, 2012
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6. NEW BUSINESS

A) OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE APPEAL OF WILLIAM A. LABO, 8695 SUMMERFIELD ROAD, LAMBERTVILLE, MI 48144, REQUESTING A DECISION TO DETERMINE IF A PROPOSED USE IS A LESSER NON-CONFORMING USE THAN THE EXISTING NON-CONFORMING USE, PER SECTION 400.1902 “NONCONFORMING LOTS, NONCONFORMING USES OF LAND, NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES, AND NONCONFORMING USES OF STRUCTURES AND PREMISES”, ON LAND DESCRIBED AS 5802-019-037-00, 8686 SUMMERFIELD ROAD, LAMBERTVILLE, MI 48144
Click here for link to the property: is.bsasoftware.com/bsa.is/AssessingServices/ServiceAssessingDetails.aspx?dp=02+019+037+00&i=1&sna=summerfield&snf=8500&snt=8800&appid=0&actSn=8686&actSna=SUMMERFIELD&unit=328

B) OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE APPEAL OF JIMMIE JOHNSON, 2751 SCHAFSTALL DRIVE, LAMBERTVILLE, MI 48144, REQUESTING A 208 SQUARE FOOT AREA VARIANCE FOR AN ACCESSORY BUILDING, PER SECTION 400.1903 “ACCESSORY BUILDINGS”, ON LAND DESCRIBED AS 5802-535-014-00, 2751 SCHAFSTALL DRIVE, LAMBERTVILLE, MI 48144
Click here for link to property:is.bsasoftware.com/bsa.is/AssessingServices/ServiceAssessingDetails.aspx?dp=02+535+014+00&i=1&on=johnson&appid=0&actSn=2751&actSna=SCHAFSTALL&unit=328

Click here to watch video of the meeting (14 minutes - Please note that this is only the last 14 minutes of the meeting)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 4, 2012
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 21, 2012
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Click here to watch video of the meeting. (45 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 14, 2012
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Click here to watch video of the meeting. (31 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 17, 2012
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The board established a special assessment district for street improvements in the Enchanted Forest subdivision, but the cost of the work is not yet known. Mark Jagodzinski, general manager of Lake Erie Transit, asked the board to support his agency's 0.25-mill levy renewal that will appear on the township's Aug. 7 ballot.

Click here to watch video of the meeting. (70 minutes)

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 10, 2012

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 3, 2012

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 19, 2012

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 5, 2012

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 15, 2012

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Approval of Contract for a New Web site redesign. (Discussion is at the 40 minute mark of the video listed below)
Discussion of re-paving of Rauch Road. (Many residents of Ida spoke at the meeting concerning the repaving of Rauch Road during public commentary)

Click here to watch video of meeting. (1 hour 25 minutes)

Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 1, 2012

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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: May 11, 2011
Agenda:  Major item: Public Hearing for the Bridgeway Investors, Ltd (Forrester/Wehrle) Rezoning from R-2B (Single Family Residential) to RM-2 (Multiple-Family Residential) and R-3 (Single Family Residential) located off Sterns Road near the Bedford Industrial Park. (Result of hearing: The planning commission voted to recommend approval to the Bedford Township Board.)

Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 7, 2011
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: June 6, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 17, 2011
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: May 11, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 10, 2011
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: April 27, 2011
Agenda:  Major item: Re-zoning of the Whitman Ford property. The planning commission voted to deny approval to the Bedford Township Board.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 19, 2011
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: April 13, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 5, 2011
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: March 23, 2011
Agenda: Major Items: Samaria Overlay Ordinance & Site Plan for Kroger expansion.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 15, 2011
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: March 7, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 1, 2011
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: February 23, 2011
Agenda:     Auto Zone re-zoning application.  Click here to read related newspaper articles Monroe Evening News Medical Marijuana Ordinance: Click here to read Toledo Blade newspaper article.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 15, 2011
Agenda: Please note that the meeting will start a 6:00 pm.  The board will be going into closed session to discuss the Whitman Lawsuit Judgment to make a decision if they will appeal the decision by Joseph Costello (click here to view a copy of the judge's decision).

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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: February 9, 2011
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: February 7, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 1, 2011
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Bedford Planning Meeting: January 26, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 18, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 4, 2011
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: January 3, 2011
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 21, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: December 8, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 7, 2010
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting: December 6, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 16, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: November 10, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 9, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 19, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 5, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 21, 2020
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: September 8, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 7, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: August 25, 2010
Agenda: (The agenda was not posted on the Bedford Township web site.)  Major discussion was concerning change in the ordinance regulating propane filling stations in C-3 zoning.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 17, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 10, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: July 28, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 20, 2010
Agenda: Major Topics: Presentation by Bedford Township Downtown Development Authority.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: July 6, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: June 23, 2010
Agenda: Major Topics:

1. Sign waiver for Lambertville Pride. Click here to see sign waiver application.
2. Public hearing for Samaria overlay district ordinance amendment. Click here to read proposed ordinance amendment.

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 15, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: June 2, 2010
Agenda: Major Items: Rezoning request for property at corner of Douglas and Samaria Roads from Agricultural to Light Industrial.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 1, 2010
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1. Approval of proposed Bedford Township Budget for 2010-2011
2. During public commentary: (31 minute marker) comments by a resident concerning crime at the Poker Rooms in Bedford Township and how she can help the township to get rid of the rooms.  Comments from Township board members concerning poker rooms.
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: May 25, 2010 (Special Meeting)
Agenda:  (The agenda was not posted on the Bedford Township web site.) Request by Fisher Tool and Die.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 18, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 11, 2010
Agenda: (The agenda was not posted on the Bedford Township web site.)
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: May 3, 2010
Agenda:  (The agenda was not posted on the Bedford Township web site.) There were 3 variance requests at the meeting.
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: April 28, 2010
Agenda:  Major Items: Discussion of amendment to the sign ordinance and wind energy ordinance.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 20, 2010
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1. Request for Approval of Amendment to Bedford Township Noise Ordinance.
2. Report by Fire Chief John Bofia.

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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: April 14, 2010
Agenda: Major Items: Approval of BBA sign located at Secor & Sterns
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: April 6, 2010
Agenda:   Major Items:
1. Request for Approval of Bedford Township Burning Regulation Changes – Chief John Bofia. Click here to read Toledo Blade newspaper article.
2. Request for Approval of an Amendment to the Bedford Township Noise Ordinance – Ord. Officer Steve Heer
3. Approval of installation of 2 cell towers (Carr Park & Bedford Industrial Park). Click here to read Bedford Now newspaper article.

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 16, 2010
Agenda: Major Items:
1. Two Resolutions to approve Grant Applications for Bedford Township Park Board.
2. Resolution Approving Parks Maintenance & Operations Ballot Proposal.
3. Presentation by Ralph Lange: Bedford Township Roads—At a Crossroads.
4. Presentation during public comment time from Monroe County Commissioner LaMar Frederick concerning budget cuts for Monroe County.

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Bedford Township Board Meeting: March 2, 2010
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: March 1, 2010 - Cancelled

 

Bedford Township Planning Meeting: February 24, 2010 - Cancelled

 

Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 16, 2010
Agenda: Major Items: Presentation by Monroe County Sheriffs Department concerning crime in Bedford Township.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: February 2, 2010
AgendaMajor Items: Request for Approval of Recovery Zone Funding for Bedford Township Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements. Amendment to Bedford Township Blight Ordinance.
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: February 1, 2010
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: January 27, 2010
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 19, 2010
Agenda: Major Items :Presentation by Monroe County Road Commission Director, Howard Penrod.  Request for Approval of Recovery Zone Funding for Bedford Township Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements – presentation by Dan Stefanski, Monroe County Drain Commissioner.
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: January 13, 2010
Agenda: Major Items: Request from Bedford Watch LLC to amend the zoning ordinance to include size limitations on all Commercial and Office Buildings.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: January 5, 2010
Agenda: Major Items: Presentation by State Representative Kathy Angerer.  Public commentary by members of Bedford Watch concerning their proposed Bedford Township zoning ordinance changes.  This proposal is scheduled to come before the Planning Commission on January 13, 2010. Click here to read proposed changes.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 15, 2009
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: December 7, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: December 1, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Presentation of Financial report for the Year Ended June 30, 2009.  Public commentary concerning Whitman lawsuit and the effect of a big box store coming to Bedford Township.
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: November 18, 2009
Agenda:   Major items:  Approved the final site plan for the Family Medical Center on Lewis Avenue.  Denied the request for a sign waiver for the Bedford Senior Center on Jackman Road in Samaria.  Denied the request for a sign waiver for the Bedford Business Association to re-erect a sign on the corner of Secor and Sterns Road in Lambertville (the sign was taken down during the construction of the new Walgreens Store).  Public commentary concerning requested proposal by Bedford Watch to change the ordinance which limits the size of a building that may be constructed on a site in Bedford Township.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 17, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: November 3, 2009
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: November 2, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 20, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: October 6, 2009
Agenda:   Major Items: Up-date of litigation against Bedford Township (Whitman suit and Bedford Partners suit).
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: October 5, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 15, 2009
Agenda:  Major Items: Approval of re-zoning of Family Medical Center.  Comments by several residents who have concerns on a variety of topics.
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals: September 8, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: September 1, 2009
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: August 26, 2009
Agenda:  Major Items: Request to expand Family Medical Center
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 18, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Comments during public commentary by a Bedford Watch member concerning the Whitman lawsuit.  Comments by Nancy Tienvieri concerning leadership at the Bedford Township level.
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: August 12, 2009
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: August 4, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Public Commentary concerning the Whitman law suit against Bedford Township and comments encouraging residents to attend board meetings.
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Bedford Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting:  August 3, 2009
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Bedford Township Planning Meeting: July 22, 2009
Agenda: Major Items:  Sign Waiver for Erie West Hospice and Wind Energy Ordinance discussion.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting:  July 21, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Comments from Paul Francis concerning Fire Station bids.  Comments from Bedford Watch members concerning current Whitman lawsuit.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting:  July 7, 2009
Agenda:  Major Items:  Presentation by Chris Renius, Township Assessor concerning property assessments in Bedford Township.  Comments by a citizen during public commentary concerning roads and other topics.
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Bedford Township Special Board Meeting: June 30,2009
Agenda: Major Items: Awarding of Bids for Bedford Township Fire Dept #3 Building Addition and approval of bid for sidewalks in Lambertville & Temperance.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 16, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Resolution to Adopt Final Project Plan for Wastewater Treatment Plant (presentation by Monroe County Officials) and comments by a citizen during last public commentary concerning accountability
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: June 2, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Approval of 2009-2110 General Fund Budget
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Bedford Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA): June 1, 2009
Agenda: Major Items:  3 appeals including a request by Bedford Township concerning property at corner of Lewis Avenue and M-151 (Park & Cemetery)
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 19, 2009
Agenda: Major Items: Bedford Township Board resolution to impose one percent (1%) property tax administrative fee.
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Bedford Township Planning: May 13, 2009
Agenda: Major Item: Site plan approval for building addition to fire station 56.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting: May 12, 2009

Agenda: Major Items: Presentation by Consumers Energy concerning tree trimming and removal this summer in Bedford Township.
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Bedford Township Board Meeting January 17, 2006

 

 

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Please note that this is not a complete copy of the meeting. This video contains the comments by residents (Mike Murphy, Gene Stock, & Steve Lennex) and a representative of Bedford Public Schools (Denzil Bell) during "Public Commentary" time and the remarks from the Township Board members turning their "Comment Time". These comments concern the issue of the non payment of the franchise fees to Bedford Public Schools by Bedford Township from the years 2002 to 2006). Please also note that the topic of the non payment was brought to the attention of the Township Board by the Cablevision Advisory Committee beginning in May of 2005. (see minutes of the cable committee from May to November 2005) on the following web page). Complete details concerning the issue of non payment is located on this page.