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Notice of Special Meeting


Ortonville Village Council

Will hold a Special Meeting


Wednesday, February 21, 2018


7:00 p.m.


Village of Ortonville Municipal Office

476 Mill Street

Ortonville, MI 48462


The purpose of this meeting is to receive from the Village Attorney a legal update on current litigation as well as receive attorney feedback on current proposed non-domesticated animal ordinance (chicken) and enforcement.


Posted by Village of Ortonville Clerk, Karyn Edwards

476 Mill Street | Ortonville, MI 48462 | 248-627-4976 |


This meeting is open to all members of the public under the Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.


Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Village Clerk at 248-627-4976 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.


To Sell 1999 Dodge RAM “AS IS”




The Village of Ortonville is seeking to sell 1999 Dodge RAM Pickup Truck, VIN3B7HF13Z0XG203574, “AS IS”. Any questions or clarifications should be directed through the Village Clerk, K. Liz Edwards, . This document is meant to serve as a specification for what to include in the bid package.


Specifications and Deadlines

1999 Dodge RAM ½ Ton 4WD pickup truck VIN 3B7HF13Z0XG203574

  • 360 (V-8) Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Working Plow


This vehicle was replaced, although the engine, transmission and plow were in working condition when it was taken out of service in June of 2017 this vehicle is not road worthy.  This vehicle may be viewed at the Village of Ortonville, DPW Garage located at 159 Cedar Street, Ortonville MI 48462 during normal DPW hours.


Additional Cost Options

  • The base purchase bid must clearly identify that the Village will not be liable for any costs for removal and that the purchaser will be responsible for any and all costs and the equipment is purchase “AS IS” and wil be removed from the Village Properties.

Payment Terms

  • Upon awarding the bid the purchaser will present full payment with a certified or cashier’s check within 10 days of the award of the purchase bid.
  • The vehicle must be removed within 5 days of final sale.


  • Bids are to be received by the Village of Ortonville Municipal office (476 Mill Street, Ortonville, Michigan 48462) by 5 pm EST on Friday, February 16, 2018
  • The bids will be reviewed by the Clerk of the Village of Ortonville and the bid will be awarded on Monday,  February 19, 2018.
  • The Village reserves the right to reject any or all bids and may ask some bidders to review and update their quote.

RFP Response

RFP Proposal Response shall contain all information as requested herein and any additional information necessary to summarize the overall benefit of the proposal to the Village. One (1) Hard Copy of the proposal shall be provided by the proposing persons or firm in the Bid Package.

General Requirements

The purchase of this equipment is “AS IS” and at no time will the Village of Ortonville DPW or the Village of Ortonville be held responsible to add to, make concessions or be held responsible for any part of this purchase that may not be apparent during the inspection or purchase of this vehicle. Removal will be at the purchaser’s expense and at no time will the Village of Ortonville DPW or the Village of Ortonville be responsible for any liability that may be incurred during its removal.

This bid is for a complete equipment package and at no time will the Village accept bids for partial purchases.






SKYWARN 2018   


Skywarn is an effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters and by encouraging the widest possible participation in tornado warning programs. There is no way to stop tornadoes, and not all tornadoes show up on radar, but they can be seen. Lives can be saved. Only one instrument can detect a tornado or funnel with complete certainty, the human eye.


Skywarn training sessions are held to train individuals on how to accurately observe such weather phenomena as floods, hail, wind and its associated damage, cloud features that lead to tornadoes, and those cloud features that do not lead to tornadoes.  The class covers what information to report and how to report it. Basic severe weather safety is also covered. Classes are FREE and last 1.5 hours. While new technological and scientific tools have advanced the National Weather Service (NWS) capability to predict severe weather, the trained spotter remains essential to the NWS warning process. The more trained “eyes” we have in the field during a severe weather event, the better our service to you and the public will be. More concern, more spotters, more eyes are needed.  Lend us yours - learn SKYWARN!



Wednesday, March 7

7:00 PM -  8:30 PM

Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Executive Office Bldg. 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, 48328

Saturday, March 24

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Executive Office Bldg. 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, 48328

Saturday, March 24

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Executive Office Bldg. 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, 48328

Monday, March 26

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Southfield Public Library

26300 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, 48076

Thursday, April 12

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

City of Rochester Hills – City Hall

1000 Rochester Hills Dr, Rochester Hills, 48309

Wednesday, April 18

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Charter Township of Commerce Township

2009 Township Drive, Commerce Township, 48390

Thursday, May 10

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ortonville Old Town Hall

476 Mill Street, Ortonville, 48462

All interested parties (i.e. fire, police, EMS, security, volunteers, and citizens) are encouraged to attend.


The Oakland County Homeland Security Division coordinates this program.

Limited space is available, so make your reservations now!


Go to:      and click on the Skywarn logo to register or call (248) 858-5300

The County of Oakland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs, activities, or services as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please contact us within five (5) business days prior to the

Village of Ortonville Seeking Qualified Manager


*Previous applicants need not reapply.

The Village Manager will be considered an employee of the Village Council, answerable directly to the Village Council. The manager shall be the administrator of the Village, responsible to the Village Council for the efficient administration of all affairs of the Village and its departments, except as specifically delegated to another officer by Act 3 of 1895, as Amended, which is our charter.


The Village Manager shall be responsible for:


  1. attending all meetings of the Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, participating, but not voting.
  2. making recommendations to the Village Personnel Committee on the employment and/or discipline of the Clerk, Treasurer and DPW Director positions, with Council having final approval.    
  3. hiring part-time or seasonal employees
  4. disciplining and/or dismissing part-time or seasonal employees with final review by the Personnel Committee.
  5. being an ex-officio member of all committees of the Village Council without a vote.
  6. preparing and administering the budget with Council’s final approval, as provided for in the Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act, Act 2, P.S. of 1968, as Amended and shall serve as finance officer.
  7. acting as the purchasing agent, except in the department of public works, in which case the DPW Director shall be the agent.
  8. making recommendations to the Council for approval of such measures as may be deemed necessary for the improvement or betterment of the Village.
  9. carrying out Village Council policies or directives.
  10. being director of personnel of the Village.
  11. being grants administrator of the Village, who actively seeks grants. 
  12. acting as a representative for the Village, whenever the need arises or at the request of the Council.
  13. acting as public relations person, which may include responding to citizen requests and/or directing them to the proper agency.
  14. being responsible for federal-revenue-sharing reporting, public hearings, etc., and shall keep updated on regulations
  15. being responsible for all correspondence to and from the Village, except that specifically designated to someone else by charter.



Knowledge and Skills:

The manager must have executive abilities, including managerial and financial skills. The manager must also have administrative abilities including organizational skills and familiarity with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite. He/she will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The ideal candidate has a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of local government administration, including organizational forms and structures, budgets, contracts, operating methods and procedures.


The candidate needs to exhibit a passion for serving people and be sensitive to social issues. He/she will be an enthusiastic team builder and possess the ability to confer with local, county and government officials, as well as other key individuals, to resolve problems. 


The ideal candidate will be familiar with ordinances, zoning and planning issues and possess a good understanding of them.  He/she should have demonstrated an ability to manage a variety of issues simultaneously, be self-motivated, proactive and prepared to show examples of his/her visionary ability.



Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible senior management experience in municipal government or other governmental agencies or comparable leadership and management experience in public, nonprofit or private organizations.

Salary Range:  $45,000 - $60,000 per year with limited benefits, possibility of a 4 day work week, depending on qualifications.


Recruitment process:

The personnel committee of the Ortonville Village Council will review applications, interview selected candidates and make recommendations to the council. Ortonville Village Council will ultimately approve the hiring of the village manager.

How to apply:

Please send your resume including references, in a sealed envelope to:


Village President

P.O. Box 928

Ortonville, MI 48462


You may also hand-deliver your sealed package to the Ortonville municipal offices,


476 Mill Street,

Ortonville, MI 48462


between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Alternatively, you may email your documents to


Employment Application


DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If mailing your application, it must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Applied EcoSystems Map and Data


Persuant to the Village Council meeting of February 27, 2017, a map and data are attached regarding Engineering Tube Specialties and the groundwater and soil samples that have been monitored by the Department of Environmental Quality.

The map and data were supplied by Applied EcoSystems, Inc. of Burton, MI