December, 2014




DECEMBER 8, 2014



Present: Campbell, Boss, Sowers, Stewart, Spearing, Potter

Absent:  M. B. Drenth, Kammerer.              

Others: Rasmussen.


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM


1. Motion by Stewart, Boss to accept the November 10, 2014 minutes as presented. CARRIED. 5-0





Police:  N/A

DPW:  Discussion of new water meters that will be installed with water project updates.

Streets:  N/A

Planning Commission:  N/A



Finance Committee:  Budget meeting will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Recreation Committee:  N/A



a. Wooden Shoe Holiday Fest Wednesday. December 10 at 6:00 pm

b. Winter and Summer Festivals discussed – Shiver February 13 & 14, 2014, Several of the

     current organizers of Ellebration are unable to work on next year's event due to job changes

     and physical moves out of the community.    A meeting at Banks Township Hall is scheduled  

     for January 12, 2015 (6-7 pm) to  plan and discuss the future of the event.

c.  Township clean-up day will be May 9, 2015

d.  Replacement of Village pickup on hold until spring



2. Motion by Boss/Sowers to approve the following budget amendments:

    General Fund:

     Increase Building and Grounds/Capital Outlay (265-9700) $4000 from $4000 to $8000

     Increase Insurance/Liability (867-7080) $530 from $8800 to $9330.

     Major Streets:

     Increase Administrative/Professional Service (202-248-8010) $18,385 from $14,000 to     


     Carried 5/0


3.  Motion by Stewart/Spearing to approve signing of the purchase agreement with Brian

              Lemond for the purchase of Lot 129 with $5,000.00 down and balance of $30,000.00

              due at the end of one year.  Carried 5/0


4.    Motion by Sowers/Boss to approve meeting rules of  procedure as presented to Council.

       Carried 5/0


5.     Motion by Boss/Sowers to approve Invasive species Control Project support letter for the Tip of the

        Mitt Watershed Council. Carried 5/0


7.       Motion by Boss/Spearing to approve Committees and Rosters as presented to Council.

          Carried 5/0


8.       Motion by Spearing/Sowers to approve the Village of Ellsworth’s Title VI Non-

          Discrimination Plan and submit MDOT form 0106 (11/10) Certification of Compliance

          and Assurances. Carried 5-0


9.       Sale of Old Water Works Property – Discussion followed but no action taken


10.     Motion to pay bills by Sowers/ Boss Carried 5/0


11.     Motion to adjourn by Boss/Stewart at 7:55pm.



Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk













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