September, 2016




SEPTEMBER 12, 2016



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


Absent: Stewart, Kammerer


Others: John Morris


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM


1. Motion by Boss/Sowers to accept the August 8, 2016 minutes as presented. CARRIED 5-0






Police:  Security cameras are in place.


DPW:  Final documents on water project have been signed.


Streets:  Paving of any streets has been tabled until next year.




Planning Commission: Marijuana ordinance has been approved by the PC and will be presented to the Council for its approval . A draft of the updated Master Plan is now on the village’s website.


Parks and Recreation:  Revenue this year is highest on record.  Rates will remain the same for next year.

The current attendants will return next year.




a. Community Square Project – waiting for cooler weather to move tree.

b. Paddle Antrim – over 150 people have registered.

c. November election – need to find an individual to fill one vacancy.

d. DDA – need to wait 60 days after public hearing to proceed.

e. RPI Community Technical Assistance Grant – Campbell has a meeting scheduled for

      September 14,   2016.

f. Breezeway Cruise (September 24, October 1 and 8) – will enjoy the new road construction between

      Ellsworth and East Jordan.




2.  Motion by Spearing, Sowers to approve budget amendments.  CARRIED 5-0


3.  Motion by Boss, Spearing to purchase backhoe not to exceed $70,323.00 and give Clerk and President authority to sign documents.  CARRIED 5-0


4. Motion by Boss, Sowers to give President and/or Clerk authority to sign documents pertaining to the RPI Community Technical Assistance Grant.  CARRIED 5-0


5. Motion by Boss, McCallum to approve payment of bills on the water update project contingent upon approval by RD.  CARRIED 5-0


6. Motion by Boss, Spearing to renew Ed and Chris Green’s contract for Woodenshoe Campground Attendants for 2017.  CARRIED 5-0


7. Motion by Sowers, McCallum to have rates at Woodenshoe Campground to stay the same for 2017.  CARRIED 5-0


8.  Motion by Boss, Spearing to pay the bills.  CARRIED 5-0


9. Motion by Boss, Spearing to adjourn at 7:45 PM.  CARRIED 5-0



Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk


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