November, 2012



NOVEMBER 12, 2012


7:00 PM


Present: Stewart, Rasmussen, Boss, Campbell, M.B. Drenth, Carla Kammerer.

Absent: M. Drenth,

Others: Chief John Morris and Antrim Co. Sheriff Dan Bean, Justin Potter, Troy Vandenberg, Pablo Oviedo and Sarria Merrifield.


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


1.  Motion Stewart/ M.B. Drenth to approve the October 2012 minutes as presented.  CARRIED.


PUBLIC RESPONSE:  Justin Potter, Troy Vandenberg, Pablo Oviedo and Sarria Merrifield of Future Farmers of America updated the Council on the 2013 plans and improvements for the Community garden.




  a. Police: Chief Morris gave a short police report to the council. Antrim County Sheriff Dan Bean also updated the council on what was happening in the county.

  b. Streets –

  c. DPW:  Ellsworth Water System Improvement; Campbell updated the Council on the Engineer’s preliminary cost summary for updating the water system.

d. Planning Commission: n/a




2.   Village Clerk, Hellen Allen swore in the incumbents and the new member Carla Kammerer to the Village council.


3.   Budget amendments: 

Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to approve the following budget amendments: CARRIED 6-0


Increase Operating Supplies (751-72700) $300 from $500 to $800; Increase Contracted Services (751-80220) $1744 from $2600 to $4344; Increase Repairs and Maintenance (751-93000) $666 from $2000 to $2666; Increase Other Expense (751-95700) $60 from $200 to $260.; Increase Credit Card Discount (751-96000) a$120 from $0 to $120; Increase Capital Outlay (751-97000) $390 from $1900 to $2290


Increase Contracted Services (755-80220) $820 from $0 to $820.

 4.   Motion by Boss/M/ B. Drenth to approve the Charter Franchise Agreement. CARRIED 6-0



a.        Wooden Shoe Holiday Fest is December 12th at the Banks Township Hall; the tree lighting will be 6:00 p.m. followed by games and refreshment and light show.

b.        A new roof for the bath house at Wooden Shoe Campground will be budgeted for next year.

c.        Committee Rosters for 2012-2013 were discussed.  Will be voted on next meeting.


 5.  Motion by Rasmussen/Stewart to pay the bills. CARRIED   6-0


6.  Motion by Boss/M.B Drenth to adjourn at 7.40 p.m.   CARRIED.


Village Clerk


Hellen Allen


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