January, 2014



JANUARY 13, 2014




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

Absent: M.B. Drenth

Others: John Morris, Norma Babcock and Jerry Rasmussen.


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:01 p.m.

  1. Motion by Stewart/Vollmer to accept the December 2013 minutes as presented. CARRIED 6-0.

2. Motion by Stewart/Vollmer to approve minutes of the Special Meeting. CARRIED 6-0



Departmental Reports:

Police: Office Morris gave a short police report to the council and presented to Council Village logo patches (designed by the School Art and Drafting class) for the Council to review.

DPW: No update to water project

Streets: C48 project is on schedule for this summer

Planning Commission: NA

Finance Committee: The Finance Committee will meet Tuesday January 14, 2014, 7:00 pm at the Banks Township Hall to work on a proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal years.


Action Items:

3. Motion by Vollmer/Stewart to have the Village Employee’s wages be increased by 3% for 2014/15Tex Drenth: - 16.66 Village Employee’s - $11.57 Police -$12.17,       Clerk - $12,175.00 Treasurer - $3,465.00 CARRIED 6-0

4. Motion by Boss/Stewart to purchase a used plow truck from the Antrim County Road Commission for $1000.00.


Budget Amendments:

5. Motion by Boss/Sowers to amend the 2013/14 budget as follows:

See Attachment. CARRIED 6-0

6. Motion by Boss/ Stewart to approve Banks Township using the Village Backhoe for the Township Spring Clean-up Day Saturday, May 10, 2014 CARRIED. 6-0

7. Motion by Boss/Kammerer to have Sarah Essenberg return as Summer Recreation Director for the 2014 summer season. CARRIED 6-0



a. Shiver Fest will be February 14,15,16

8.. Motion by Vollmer/Boss to pay the bills a s presented. CARRIED 6-0

9. Motion by Campbell/Boss to adjourn. 7:40P.M.


Hellen Allen

Village Clerk


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