Nimishillen Township Board of Trustees

Special Meeting – February 14, 2007



On Wednesday, February 14, 2007, the Board of Trustees of Nimishillen Township met in special session at 5:30 P.M. at the Nimishillen Township Hall located at 4422 Maplegrove Avenue NE with the following members present: Trustee President Lisa R. Shafer, Vice President Michael L. Lynch and Trustee Allen E. Gress.


Lisa Shafer opened the special meeting at 5:37 P.M. and motioned to go into Executive Session with Attorney Jim Mathews for the purpose of discussing pending litigation involving Groffre Investments, seconded by Mike Lynch. Voting: Lisa Shafer—Yes, Mike Lynch—Yes and Allen Gress – Yes. MOTION CARRIED.  RES.#07-059


Lisa Shafer motioned to come out of Executive Session at 6:25 P.M., seconded by Mike Lynch. Voting: Lisa Shafer – Yes, Mike Lynch – Yes and Allen Gress – Yes. MOTION CARRIED RES#07-060


Lisa Shafer moved to accept the settlement, which eliminates any further legal claims by Groffre Investments. The township agreed to pay the sum of $150,000 to the Groffre Company, seconded by Mike Lynch. Voting Lisa Shafer – Yes, Mike Lynch – Yes and Allen Gress – abstained. MOTION CARRIED.  RES#07-061 For the record: Trustee Gress supports the Board’s decision, but abstained from the voting, due to the fact he has only been Trustee since January 11, 2007 and was not involved in any prior discussions.


A jointly prepared press release was issued by Attorney Jim Mathews on behalf of Groffre Investments and the Board of Nimishillen Township Trustees disclosing the terms of the settlement agreement. (copy attached)


Mike Lynch motioned to adjourn, seconded by Lisa Shafer. Voting Mike Lynch – Yes, Lisa Shafer – Yes and Allen Gress – Yes.  MOTION CARRIED RES#07-062


Meeting adjourned at 6:30 P.M.



Attest: Fiscal Officer                                               Lisa R. Shafer, President

Carlene Harmon



                                                                                                                                                                                           Michael L. Lynch, Vice-President





                                                                             Allen E. Gress, Trustee