April, 2015

 

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

APRIL 13, 2015

 

Present: Boss, Sowers, Stewart, Spearing, and Potter.

 

Absent: Campbell, Kammerer, M.B. Drenth

 

Others: Jerry Rasmussen, Tina Sundelius, Sheriff Dan Bean

 

Meeting called to order by Boss at 7:10 PM

 

1. Motion by Spearing/Stewart to accept the March 9, 2015 minutes as presented. CARRIED. 4-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT:

 

Sheriff Dan Bean advised us of a Drug Take Back Day for Antrim County to be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in the parking lot of the Antrim County Courthouse.
 

DEPARMENTAL REPORTS:

 

Police: N/A

DPWStreets: Bids not out yet. Also, hope to remove run water advisory later this week.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Planning Commission: N/A

 

DISCUSSION:

 

A. Wooden Shoe Campground to open May 15

B. Breezeway Garage Sale to be May 22 and 23

C. Township clean-up day to be May 9

D. Auditors to be here May 18, 19, 20

E. Water rate increase – Letters have gone out explaining increase and effective date of April 1, 2015

F. Cell tower lease extension with American Tower – Council given copies of email showing what

American Tower is proposing

G. Sale of old waterworks property – Will be discussed at May meeting. Hope to have interested

parties present

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2. No budget amendments

 

3. Motion by Spearing/Stewart to renew domain name (villageofellsworth.com) with Network Solutions CARRIED 4/0

 

4. Motion by Spearing/Sowers to renew contract with Consumers Energy – Ordinance 4155 for 30 years. CARRIED 4/0

 

5. Motion by Stewart/Spearing for the Village of Ellsworth to apply for a Crowd Funding MEDC Public Spaces Community Places to finance Phase 1 of the Community Square Project. CARRIED 4/0

 

6. Motion by Sowers/Stewart to pay bills. CARRIED 4/0

 

7. Motion by Sowers/Spearing to adjourn at 7:25PM. CARRIED 4/0

 

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

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