January, 2011



JANUARY 10, 2011




Present: Campbell, Vollmer, Boss, M. Drenth, Rasmussen, Nickel, Stewart, Stewart and M.B. Drenth

Absent: None

Others: Robert Daunter, Tina Sundelius (Antrim Co. News) Duane Arnott.


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 p.m.

  1. Motion by Rasmussen/M.B. Drenth to accept the December 2010 minutes as presented. CARRIED 7-0.


a: Duane Arnott will be attending archery training classes January 28-29-30th 2011 to become a level 3 Archer Instructor.

Departmental Reports:

Police: Office Daunter gave a short police report to the council

2. Motion by Boss/Stewart to approve the updated Police Policy, Duty and Requirements as presented to council. See Attachment. CARRIED 7-0


DPW: A discussion on increasing water rates, action to be taken at the February meeting.

3. Motion by Nickel/Rasmussen that water bills can be paid at the Ellsworth Market during regular business hours starting in March. CARRIED 7-0

Streets: n/a

Planning Commission: n/a

Finance Committee:

Wednesday January 11, 2011, 7:00 at the Banks Township Hall to work on a proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year.


Action Items:

3. Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to have the Village Employee’s wages remain the same for 2011/12. CARRIED 7-0

Tex Drenth: - 15.67

Village Employee’s - $11.23

Police - $11.81

Clerk - $11,920.00

Treasurer - $3,363.62


Budget Amendments:

4. Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to amend the 2010/11 budget as follows: CARRIED7-0


a. Council: Increase Other Expense (95700) $700 from $500 to $1200.

Building and Grounds:

b. Increase Repairs and Maintenance (265-93000) $3000 from $11,392 to $14,392

c.Community Park: Increase Wages (755-70200) $417 from $0 to $417

Major Streets:

d.Routine Maintenance: Increase Contract Services (450-80220) $503 from $0 to $503.



5. Motion by Boss Stewart to approve Banks Township using the Village Backhoe for the Township Clean-up Day Saturday, May 14, 2011. Carried. 7-0



A July Celebration, will be July 2nd 2011

b. Summer Recreation Director will be Tex Drenth for 2011.

c. Holiday Fest, all had a great time. Next year’s will held on the second Wed in December 2011.

d. February Chill: The Shiver Fest will be held February 18-19-20th with Fishing tournaments, Sledding Party, Snow Shoe Run at the House on the Hill, Snowmobile ride-in from EJ to House on the Hill, Snowmobile Fun Run, and many, many more games and fun.


7. Motion by Boss/Rasmussen to pay the bills as presented. CARRIED 7-0


8. Motion by Stewart/Boss to adjourn. 8:30 P.M.


Hellen Allen

Village Clerk


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