December, 2015

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

DECEMBER 14, 2015

 

 

Present: Campbell, Boss, Sowers,  Spearing, Kammerer, and Potter.

 

Absent: Stewart and McCallum

 

Others: Scotty Kehoe, Craig Hole, John Morris, Jerry Rasmussen, Tina Sundelius, and Dan Bean

 

Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM

 

1. Motion by Spearing, Boss to accept the November 9, 2015 minutes as presented. CARRIED. 5-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT:

 

DTE was at the meeting to present Ellsworth with the possibilities of providing natural gas to this area.

Sheriff Dan Bean was present to update the Village on two programs the County is implementing - Smart 911 and Victim Services Unit.

 

 

DEPARMENTAL REPORTS: 

 

Police:  Update on activities in Village

DPWStreets:  Discussed water project update

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Planning Commission:  Working on Master Plan update

Finance Committee:  Will meet on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm to work on next year’s budget.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

a. Wooden Shoe Festival went well.

b. No Shiver Fest this year.

c. Township Clean Up Day May 14, 2016 to be held at Preferred Waste

d.  Michigan Township Participating Plan (Par Plan) Risk Reduction Grant Program has been mailed in to purchase four security cameras.

 

 

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2.  Motion by Boss, Sowers to approve budget amendments.  CARRIED 5-0

 

3.  Motion by Sowers, Spearing to approve bids on Municipal Water System  Contract 1 with

     MDC in the amount of $327,210.  See attached resolution.  CARRIED 5-0

 

4.  Motion by Boss,  Kammerer to approve Rules and Procedures for conducting meetings.  CARRIED

      5-0

 

5.  Motion by Boss, Kammerer to approve resolution to send a grant application to Traverse City Rotary

     Charities.  See attached resolution.  CARRIED 5-0

 

6.  Motion by Boss, Sowers to pay the bills.  CARRIED 5-0

 

7. Motion to adjourn by Boss, Spearing at 8:45 PM.  CARRIED 5-0

 

 

           

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

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