May, 2013

May 13, 2013
7:00 PM

Present: Campbell, Boss, M.B. Drenth, Marlene Drenth, Vollmer, Rasmussen and Stewart.            
Absent: Kammerer.
Others: John Morris, Tim Roach, Joe Rubingh
Meeting called to order by Chairman Campbell at 7:00 p.m.
1.  Motion by Boss/Rasmussen to approve the following as ZBA Officers for 2013-2014: 
Chairman: Hugh Campbell
Vice Chairman: Robert Vollmer
Secretary: Hellen Allen
2.  Motion by Campbell/Boss to adjourn 7:05.  CARRIED


MAY  13/2013

Present: Campbell, Boss, Vollmer, Rasmussen, M B Drenth, M. Drenth and Stewart  
Absent: Kammerer
 Others:  John Morris Tim Roach, Joe Rubingh.

Meeting called to order by President Campbell at 7:06 p.m.

1.  Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to accept the April 08, 2013 minutes as presented. CARRIED / 6-0

Public Input:
Department Reports
Officer Morris informed council that police coverage for Memorial Day, and Ellebration ( July 7) are covered. Discussed purchasing a laptop for the police dept.
D.P.W.   Tim Roach updated council on the Village water project for 2013/14
Discussion Items:
a. Wooden Shoe Park will be opening on May 15, 2013.
b. Village auditors from Baird, Cotter, and Bishop will be doing the village audit May 16 and 17th 2013       
c. July fireworks will take place on July 7 in conjunction with Ellebration
d. Breezeway garage sale May 24 and 25 from Atwood to Boyne Falls.
f.  Fall Archery Tournament will be held on the 3rd Sat. in  September  2013.
g. Farmers Market will be opening May 21, 2013
h. Discussion on replacing Village mower 2520.
i.  Marilyn Drenth has volunteered to take charge of  planting and maintaining the flowers  in town. If you
         wish to help contact Marilyn.


 Action Items
 1. Motion by Stewart /Vollmer to contribute $1000.00 to the Ellsworth fire work July 7th. CARRIED 6/0

2. Motion by Rasmussen/Stewart to donate $250.00 to the Ellebration activities. CARRIED 6-0

3.  Motion by Stewart/Vollmer to approve Zoning  Ordinance Amendment Z6 of2013 as presented (see attached) to the Council by the Planning Commission. Yes:  Rasmussen, Vollmer, Campbell Stewart. Abstain:  M.B. Drenth, Absent:  Kammerer,  and  No:  None

Budget Amendments:  Motion by Boss/Rasmussen to approve the following budget amendment: 
    Increase Grand Vision/LED Message Board (101-779-73400) $5000 from 0 to $5000.00. Carried 6-0

4.  Motion by Rasmussen/Vollmer to pay the bills. CARRIED.  6-0

5.  Motion by Boss/MB Drenth to adjourn.  7:35 p.m.

Hellen Allen,    Village Clerk


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