November, 2012

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 12, 2012

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

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.

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS

  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

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

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

 PARKS RECREATION

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

COMMUNITY PARK

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

 

DISCUSSION:

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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