November, 2013

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 11, 2013

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

7:00 PM

 

Present: M. Drenth, Sowers, Boss, Campbell, M.B. Drenth, Carla Kammerer.

Absent:Stewart

Others: Chief John Morris, Tex Drenth and Pat Mikula.  

 

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

 

1.  Motion   M.B. Drenth/Vollmer to approve the October 2013 minutes as presented.  CARRIED.  Motion Kammerer/Sowers to approve the Special Meeting, October 28, 2013 as corrected.  CARRIED

 

PUBLIC RESPONSE:   

Pat Mikula: Had question on the interruption of water service during the up dating of the water system in the village.

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

       a. Police: Chief Morris gave a short police report to the council and is working on the breakings in the Village.

2.  Motion by Boss/Vollmer to offer a $500.00 reward for information, arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in  

                   the destruction of property in the Village.  CARRIED

       b. Streets – The new plow truck is in Boyne Fall getting fitted

       c. DPW:  Ellsworth Water System Improvement; Campbell updated the Council on the water system.

      d. Planning Commission: N/A

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

3.   Budget amendments:  Motion by M B Drenth/Boss to approve the following budget amendments: CARRIED 6-0

                  Major Streets:  Increase Professional Services (202-248-80100) $14,260 from $375 to $14,635

                  Water: Increase Professional Services (591-536-80100) $8084 from $2000 to $10,084.

COMMUNITY PARK

 Woodenshoe Campground maintenance priorities are a new roof on the bath house and possible removing the sand box beside the bath house.

 Campground rate to be acted on at next meeting

 

DISCUSSION:

a.        Wooden Shoe Holiday Fest is December 11th at the Banks Township Hall; the tree lighting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by games and refreshment.

b.        Committee Rosters for 2013-2014 were discussed.  Will be voted on next meeting.       

5.  Motion by Boss / Vollmer to pay the bills. CARRIED   6-0

 

6.  Motion by Boss/Kammerer to adjourn at 7.50 p.m.   CARRIED.

 

Village Clerk

 

Hellen Allen

 

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