November, 2017

DRAFT

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

 

Present: Campbell, Boss, Spearing, McCallum, Stewart, Rasmussen, Potter and Drenth

 

Absent: Sowers

 

Others: Jennifer Hodges, Mike Rademaker, Sheriff Dan Bean, Officer John Morris

 

Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM

 

1. Motion by Rasmussen, McCallum to accept the October 9, 2017 minutes as presented. CARRIED 6-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT: Sheriff Dan Bean discussed the marijuana law debate.  The Village has an ordinance prohibiting marijuana facilities.

 

DEPARMENTAL REPORTS: 

 

Police:  Officer Morris presented his monthly report

 

DPW:  N/A

 

Streets:  Paving scheduled for October 24, 2017 was cancelled due to heavy rainfall.  Will be re-scheduled for spring 2018.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Planning Commission:  No agenda items.

 

Parks and Recreation:  N/A

 

DISCUSSION:

 

a. Woodenshoe Holiday Fest will be held Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00pm.

b. Status of Community Square Project – Phase one to be completed in the spring.

c. Computer Back up – Will get proposal from Mission Computers.

d. Election – Millage enhancement for Char-Em passed.

e. Sale of old water works property – Drawing presented on the new proposal.

f. Water well south of Community Park – Fred Taylor drilled wells to locate water supply.

g. Thank you letter from Paddle Antrim – Copies given to council members for them to read. 

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2.  Motion by Rasmussen, Spearing to approve the Committees for the Village for the next year. 

CARRIED 6-0

 

3.  Motion by Boss, McCallum to approve the budget amendments.  CARRIED 6-0

 

4. Motion by Stewart, Rasmussen to approve the engineering firm of Gourdie Fraser to do a feasibility study for a sanitary sewer system.  CARRIED 6-0

 

5. Motion by Spearing, Boss to approve the appointments of the DDA Board of Directors.  CARRIED 6-0

 

6.  Motion by Rasmussen, Boss to pay the bills.  CARRIED 6-0

 

7. Motion by McCallum, Stewart to adjourn at 7:55pm.  CARRIED 6-0

 

 

 

           

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

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