September, 2017

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

 

 

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

 

Absent: Potter

 

Others: John Morris

 

Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM

 

1. Motion by Rasmussen, Boss to accept the August 14, 2017 minutes as presented. CARRIED 7-0

 

PUBLIC INPUT: N/A

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS: 

 

Police:  Deputy Morris presented his monthly report.  Security cameras are now all in place.

 

DPW:  N/A

 

Streets: Still waiting on contractors to pave Sunrise Drive, Harris Street and Lincoln Street.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Planning Commission:  Will meet September 14, 2017

 

Parks and Recreation:  Revenue to date for Wooden Shoe Park is a record $48,000.00 plus.  The attendants will return for the 2018 season.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

a. Paddle Antrim:  September 14, 15 and 16.  Forecast for beautiful weather.  Have had some

 reservations at Wooden Shoe Part because of Paddle Antrim.

b. Surveys:  Had discussion about one final attempt to get additional responses.

c. The Village is working on becoming a Certified Redevelopment Ready Community.  To do this it

    must have a Capital Improvement Program in Place.

d. Elizabeth Calcutt of Network Northwest is working on the Ellsworth/Banks Township Recreation

   Plan. The Village/Township will need to develop a Capital Improvement Schedule.

e. Trustees discussed persons to appoint to the DDA Board

f.  Beckett&Raeder is sending out a RFP for the sanitary sewer feasibility study.

 

ACTION ITEMS:

 

2.  Motion by Rasmussen, Sowers to appoint a DDA Board as follows: Ron Boss, Hugh Campbell, Mary Faculak, Al Drenth, Rusty Powers, Amy Russell, Heidi MacNicol, Lynn Spearing, Mary Peterson and Tom Mann.  CARRIED 7-0

 

3.  Motion by Spearing, McCallum to set rates for the 2018 season at Wooden Shoe Park as follows:

Tent - $15.00 per day, Daily - $25.00, Weekly - $150.00, Monthly - $450.00 (increase from $375.00).  CARRIED 7-0

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

           

Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk

 

 

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