August, 2017

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

AUGUST 14, 2017

 

Present: Campbell, Boss, Sowers, Spearing, Rasmussen, Potter and Drenth

 

Absent: McCallum and Stewart

 

Others: John Morris, Judge Elsenheimer and Bryan Graham

 

Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM

 

1. Motion by Rasmussen, Sowers to accept the July 10, 2017 minutes as presented. CARRIED 5-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT: Judge Elsenheimer came to introduce himself as the newly appointed Judge for the 13th Circuit Court for the counties of Antrim, Grand Traverse and Leelanau.

 

DEPARMENTAL REPORTS: 

 

Police:  Deputy Morris presented his monthly report.

 

DPW:  N/A

 

Streets: Still waiting on contractors to pave Sunrise Drive, Harris Street and Lincoln Street.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Planning Commission: No meeting

 

Parks and Recreation:  Wooden Shoe Park continues to be full.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

a. Community Square Project Phase 1: still waiting on landscaping to be completed.

b. Surveys: still need more to be completed

c. Paddle Antrim:  Preparing for event to be held September 14, 15 and 16.

d. Old water works project:  Buyers are now in agreement, waiting for papers to be drawn up.

e. Frank Swain’s Joint Permit Application Shoreline Improvement Project:  Information has been forwarded to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and Antrim County Soil Conservation Department.

f. Easement with Ellsworth Community School:  Bryan Graham will draw up easement to be approved by both the Village of Ellsworth and Banks Township.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2.  Motion by Campbell, Boss to approve prepay propane with Ellsworth Farmers Exchange in the amount of $1,500.00.  CARRIED 5-0

 

3.  Motion by Rasmussen, Sowers to approve the budget amendments.  CARRIED 5-0

 

4. Motion by Sowers, Spearing to approve the hiring of Beckett & Raeder to conduct our professional planning services.  CARRIED 5-0

 

5. Motion by Boss, Rasmussen to approve Resolution No. 8-17 Redevelopment Ready Communities.  CARRIED 5-0

 

6.  Motion by Rasmussen, Campbell to pay the bills.  CARRIED 5-0

 

7. Motion by Sowers, Boss to adjourn at 8:00PM.  CARRIED 5-0

 

 

 

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

 

 

           

 

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