February, 2017

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH

BUDGET HEARING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

 

 

 

Present: Boss, Sowers, Spearing, Rasmussen, McCallum, and Potter.

 

Absent: Campbell, Stewart

 

Others:  John Morris

 

Boss opened budget hearing at 7:00 PM

 

The Finance Committee presented the 2017-2018 budget.  A short discussion on the budget was held.

 

Meeting closed at 7:05 PM

 

 

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

 

Present: Boss, Sowers, Spearing, Rasmussen, McCallum, and Potter.

 

Absent: Campbell, Stewart

 

Others:  John Morris,

 

Meeting called to order by Boss at 7:05 PM

 

1. Motion by Rasmussen, McCallum to accept the January 9, 2017 minutes as presented. CARRIED. 5-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT: N/A

 

DEPARMENTAL REPORTS:

 

Police: John Morris gave brief report on activities in Village.  County is looking at a mobile information computer system for all Villages and Towns.

 

DPW: N/A

 

Streets: N/A

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

 

Planning Commission:  Spearing informed Council that the Planning Commission has adopted new bylaws.

 

Parks and Recreation: N/A

 

DISCUSSION:

 

a. 2017 Pig Roast/Fire Works.  They are still in the planning phase but moving forward.

b. Beckett & Raeder Surveys:  Returns are very slow.

c. The village has been approved for a $4.500.00 Risk Reduction Grant by the Michigan Township Participating Plan to install additional security cameras.

d. The Village Market opened this past weekend.  The response has been very positive.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2.  Motion by Rasmussen, Spearing to approve the 2017-2018 Budget.  CARRIED: 5-0

 

3.  Motion by Rasmussen, Sowers to approve the appointment of the Planning Commission members as follows: Larry Essenberg(2020), Chairperson, Jerry Klooster(2018), Secretary, Al Drenth(2020), Lynn Spearing(2020), and Mary Neer(2016).  CARRIED 5-0.

 

4.  Motion by Boss, Spearing to approve the Rural Development Grant Application Form.  CARRIED 5-0.

 

5.  Motion by Spearing, Sowers to approve the Village’s letter of support for the Paddle Antrim’s Health Department of Northwest Michigan’s Building Health Communities Grant Application.  CARRIED 5-0

 

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

 

7.  Motion by Rasmussen, Spearing to adjourn at 7:30 PM.  CARRIED 5-0.

 

 

           

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

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