October, 2015




OCTOBER 12, 2015




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


Absent: Stewart, Kammerer


Others: Duane Arnott, William Gardner, John Morris, Vicki Rood-Morris, Gregg McCallum, Jerry Rasmussen


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:05 PM


1.  Motion by Spearing, Boss to amend the agenda in the action items to fill the vacancy of the trustee position.  CARRIED 4-0


2. Motion by Boss,Sowers to accept the September 14, 2015 minutes as presented. CARRIED 4-0


PUBLIC INPUT: Discussion by Arnott concerning the archery program




Police:  Process moving ahead to purchase security cameras for the Village

DPW: Clyde Johnson from Gosling Czubak will be at December meeting to update Village on water


Streets:  One way sign to be placed at the alley way north of the Front Porch for all traffic to go west

Parks/Recreation:  Revenue for Wooden Shoe Park for the 2015 season was $35,378.00






a. Fall Cruise – Good response

b. Community Square Project – Ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, October 14, 2015

c. Paddle Antrim – Very positive reviews

d. Update sale of 9627 Lake Street – Need to set date for closing

e. CVTRS – Revenue sharing report due December 1, 2015

f.  Wooden Shoe Holiday Fest – December 9, 2015

g.  Shiver Fest – Tabled

h.  Need to purchase new snow blower for tractor and also new compressor





3.  Motion by Sowers, Spearing to approve appointing Gregg McCallum to fill the trustee vacancy.  CARRIED 4-0


4. Motion by Sowers, McCallum to approve Halloween Hours for the Village of Ellsworth of 5:00 to 8:00 PM October 31, 2015.  CARRIED 5-0


5. Budget Amendments  N/A


6.  Motion by Spearing, Boss to approve bid of West Michigan Instrumentation Systems, Inc. to install a Radio Telemetry to the Municipal Water System.  CARRIED 5-0

7. Motion by Boss, Sowers to take action on the 9283 Main Street Ordinance Violation.  CARRIED 5-0


8. Motion by Spearing, McCallum to authorize the President to sign a contract with a landscape company to do the perimeter landscape at the Community Square Project.  CARRIED 5-0


9.  Motion by Boss, McCallum to approve Ed and Hertha Green as the park attendants for the 2016 season and to establish 2016 rates as follows: Modern sites- $25.00 Daily, $150.00 Weekly, $375.00 Monthly, Rustic sites- $15.00 Daily, No weekly or monthly, $3.00 per person over 4, $2.00 per person to use the shower if not a tenant and $5.00 to use the dump station if not a tenant.  CARRIED 5-0


10.  Motion by Boss, Sowers to pay the bills.  CARRIED 5-0


11.  Motion by Boss, Spearing to adjourn at 8:10 PM.  CARRIED 5-0


Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk


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