November, 2016

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

NOVEMBER 14, 2016

 

 

Present: Campbell, Boss, Spearing, Stewart, and Potter.

 

Absent: Sowers, McCallum, Kammerer

 

Others:

 

Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM

 

1. Motion by Boss, Stewart to accept the October 10, 2016 minutes as presented. CARRIED 4-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT:

 

 

DEPARMENTAL REPORTS: 

 

Police:  Still working on the situation of the kennel on White Street.

 

DPW: 

 

Streets:

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Planning Commission: Zoning ordinance is on our website.  Master plan is finished and on website and will be sent to surrounding Governments and Antrim County for review.

 

Parks and Recreation:  NA

 

DISCUSSION:

 

a. Woodenshoe Holiday Fest is Wednesday December 7 at 6:00 pm.

b. Status of Community Square Project.  Tree has been moved and working on water supply.

c.  Election.  Council must fill the vacant Trustee position.

d. Complete Community Planning, Jessica Spencer.  Presented a new fee schedule.

e.  Thank you letter from Paddle Antrim.

f.  Spearing informed Council about a meeting on November 28, 2016 to discuss the drug issue in the community.

 

 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2.  Motion by Stewart, Boss to approve budget amendments as presented.  See attached. CARRIED 4-0

 

3.  Motion by Boss, Stewart for the village to proceed on the nuisance violation ordinance at 9117 Park

      Street.  CARRIED 4-0

 

4.  Motion by Spearing, Boss to approve payment to the Village the remainder of the USDA loan for payment on the new backhoe contingent on USDA approval.  CARRIED 4-0

 

5. Motion by Boss, Stewart that the Village of Ellsworth grants approval to apply for $5000 grant from the Risk Reduction Grant Program. CARRIED 4-0

 

6.  Motion by Boss, Spearing to give St. Clair Lake Committee $350.00 lights for Christmas Tree at the

     Community Square.  CARRIED 4-0

 

7. Motion by Boss, Campbell to pay bills.  CARRIED 4-0

 

8.  Motion by Spearing, Stewart to adjourn at 7:45pm.  CARRIED 4-0

 

 

           

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

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