Planning Commission Minutes 7-6-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

JULY 6, 2017

COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 200 HYDE STREET

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Chair Larsen called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: Chair Larsen, Burgin, Baxter, White and Yost.

ABSENT: Sieting

PUBLIC PRESENT: Richard Otto, Mayjor Bole, Jodi Willison and Juanita Coon.

Chair Larsen led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by Baxter, second by Burgin, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. June 1, 2017 Regular Meeting:       Motion by White, second by Baxter, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

SITE PLANS REVIEWS

  • Commission on Aging Senior Center:       Yost explained that the site plan submitted consists of the renovation of and addition to the Kalkaska County Senior Center. Yost noted that no change in signage or driveway access is anticipated by the Senior Center. Jodi Willison of the Kalkaska County Commission on Aging stated the project also includes the removal of a 5-foot sidewalk, to be replaced with an 8-foot sidewalk, which will be paid for in part by a grant.

 

Burgin asked about the deteriorating siding on the building. Mayjor Bole of Kalkaska County stated it would be replaced.  Juanita Coon asked if the project would affect parking at the People’s Church.  Bole replied that it would not.  Richard Otto stated that, as a former board member, he was involved in the early planning stages of the project.

Yost stated that the Village Manager’s Office conducted an administrative review, following the Site Plan Review Checklist, of the Site Plan Application and supplemental materials submitted for the proposed Kalkaska Senior Center renovation and addition. Yost identified the following matters which the Manager’s office views as conditions of any anticipated site plan approval:

 

  1. That calculations showing adequate storm water handling capacity and design are submitted to, and approved by, the Village Engineer.
  2. A statement by a qualified authority that soil erosion control plans are not required for the project.
  3. Certification that building footprint-to-lot size are within Zoning Ordinance requirements.With the inclusion of the above listed conditions, Yost stated the Manager’s office finds the application and submittals would meet the criteria for site plan approval contained in the Village of Kalkaska Zoning Ordinance §152.108.Motion by Yost, second by White, that the Village of Kalkaska Planning Commission grants site plan approval, conditioned on agreement by Kalkaska Senior Center and their agents of compliance with the above listed conditions. Motion carried on a voice vote.
  4. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  5. Historical District Study Committee: No update.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

CURRENT BUSINESS

  • Expenditure Report: Motion by Baxter, second by Burgin, to accept as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

    1.  
  • Schedule Public Hearing – Petition to Amend Zoning Ordinance: Yost explained that the property owner is requesting to have a vacant parcel re-zoned from Commercial to Industrial. This would allow the property to be utilized in many ways, including a medical marijuana facility. Yost stated that the Master Plan supports this.

 

Motion by Yost, second by Burgin, to schedule the Public Hearing for the August 3, 2017 meeting. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Denny Corrado requested information on being a member of the Planning Commission.

Juanita Coon complimented the board for doing a fantastic job.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Baxter, second by White, to adjourn. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Recorded by: Angie Koon, Village Clerk

Special Village Council Meeting 7-19-17

Please be advised of a special Village Council meeting being held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Village Offices, located at 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646.  The special meeting was scheduled to discuss comments made by the Village President, and the current and potential impact on residents, business owners and employees.

FOIA Written Public Summary

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

WRITTEN PUBLIC SUMMARY OF FOIA PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES

Consistent with the Public Act 563 of 2014 amending the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the following is the Written Public Summary of the Village’s FOIA Procedures and guidelines relevant to the general public.

  1. Submitting a FOIA request to the Village of Kalkaska.

Requests to review and for copies of records under the FOIA shall be in writing or electronic format. To ensure prompt response, e-mail requests should contain the term “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the subject line and be sent to kalclerk@kalkaskavillage.com. The request must sufficiently describe a public record to enable the Village to locate the document.  The FOIA coordinator shall review the Village’s spam and junk mail folders on a regular basis.

If a verbal request is made for information that is available on the Village’s website, the requestor may be referred to the website.

Requests to inspect public records:

The Village shall provide reasonable facilities and opportunities for persons to examine and inspect public records during normal business hours. The FOIA Coordinator is authorized to promulgate rules regulating the manner in which records may be viewed so as to protect Village records from loss, alteration, mutilation or destruction and to prevent excessive interference with normal Village operations.

 

  1. Response to FOIA Request.

The FOIA coordinator shall respond to the request within five (5) business days. The FOIA coordinator may grant (as a whole or in part) or deny the request.  If additional time is required to locate the record, the FOIA coordinator shall issue a notice stating ten (10) additional days are needed to respond.

  1. Deposit requirements.

At the time a request is made, the Village may require a deposit from the person requesting the public record or series of public records if the fees will exceed $50.00. The deposit shall not exceed one-half of the total fee for the request.

Under certain circumstances, a 100% deposit may be required before processing a request from individuals who have not paid the Village of Kalkaska for public records acquired pursuant to previous FOIA requests.

Detailed itemization of the estimated cost and an estimate of the timeframe needed to provide the records shall be provided to the requester. A 100% deposit may be required as allowed under FOIA.

  1. Fees.

The Michigan FOIA statute permits the Village to assess and collect a fee for six designated processing components. The Village may charge for the following costs associated with processing a request:

  • Labor costs associated with searching for, locating and examining a requested public record.
  • Labor costs associated with a review of a record to separate and delete information exempt from disclosure of information which is disclosed.
  • The cost of non-paper physical media, including computer discs, computer tapes or other such similar media when the requester asks for records in such a manner.
  • The cost of duplication or publication, not including labor, of paper copies of public records.
  • Labor costs associated with duplication or publication, which includes making paper copies, making digital copies, or transferring digital public records to non-paper physical media or through the internet.
  • The cost to mail or send a public record to a requestor.

All labor costs will be estimated and charged in 15-minute increments with all partial time increments rounded down. The cost for records provided on non-paper physical media will be at the actual and most reasonably economical cost of such media.  Paper copies of public records shall not exceed $0.10 per sheet of paper.  The cost to mail public records will use a reasonably economical and justified means.

If the Village does not employ a person capable of separating and deleting exempt information from nonexempt information, it may utilize contracted labor to do so. All contracted labor costs will be estimated and charged in increments of 15 minutes or more, with all partial time increments rounded down.  Total labor costs calculated under this subdivision for contracted labor costs shall not exceed an amount equal to 6 times the state minimum hourly wage rate.

A Detailed Standard Form will be utilized to calculate costs.

  1. Reduction of processing fees.

In certain circumstances, labor costs may be reduced if the FOIA request has not been responded to in a timely manner.

  1. Appeals.

A requesting person, in lieu of seeking a Court determination regarding a final determination of the FOIA Coordinator, may file a written appeal to the Village Council. Pursuant to the FOIA, the Village Council shall receive the appeal at its next regular meeting and, if possible, shall respond to the written appeal not more than ten (10) business days after receiving a written appeal.  The Village Council shall take one of the following actions in response to the filing of an appeal:

  1. Reverse the denial.
  2. Issue a written notice to the appellant affirming the denial.
  3. Reverse the denial in part and issue a written notice to the appellant affirming the denial in part.
  4. If necessary due to unusual circumstances, issue a notice extending for not more than ten (10) business days the period during which the Village Council may respond to the appeal.

This is only a summary of the Village of Kalkaska’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines. For more details and information, copies of the Village of Kalkaska’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines are available at no charge at the Village Office and on the Village’s website:  www.kalkaskavillage.com.

Village Council Minutes 6-26-17 Amended 7-18-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646.

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Sieting called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Sanborn and White.

ABSENT: Trustee Needham

STAFF PRESENT:     Scott Yost, Village Manager; Angie Koon, Village Clerk; Glenn Artress, Lieutenant; Helen Artress, Department of Public Safety Administrative Assistant.

PUBLIC PRESENT: Mark Johnson, Amy Sieting, Mickey Miller, Nicole Doom, Donald Doom, Ed Tobey, Carol Philips, Kate Buckner, Dan Johnson, Misty Marshall, Diana Shafer, Freda Azar, Crystal Spencer, Daire Rendon, Art Caden, Kelly  Hall, Robert Hall, Ken Berry, Jonathon Dupuie, Frank Dunnelly, Shana North, Mitchell Sutton, Chip Sheahen, Elizabeth Dunham, Dagny Monette, Robert Sieting, Brad Bissonette and Dan North.

Dan Johnson started with a prayer and President Sieting led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by White, second by Sanborn, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Sanborn, second by Dupuie, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT – None

PRESENTATIONS – None

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Business Development Committee – Manager Yost stated the committee discussed the potential sale of 404 S. Cherry Street.  The Village received this property from the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (KMHC) for a dollar, though it has not yet closed.  Yost updated Council on his recommendation for the potential sale or disposal of this property.

To maximize the construction and renovation window for the 404 S. Cherry Street property, motion by Sanborn, second by Kelly, to pre-authorize the Village Manager to draft a Purchase Agreement which insures timely preservation of the property, and which also insures to the maximum extent that renovation will maintain the historical nature of the property and, among other things, also requires regular reporting of the project progress by the Buyer and, upon finalizing the closing between KMHC and the Village of Kalkaska, to advertise for sealed proposals to accomplish this. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Needham.  Motion carried.

Manager Yost reiterated that there is no potential buyer at this time, but drafting a Purchase Agreement is the next step.

REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost stated that he will complete the draft Purchase Agreement for 404 S. Cherry Street, with the goal of returning the home to useable function while safeguarding its historical nature.

Yost advised that the Village has no relationship with the site Doxo.com, which purports to be a secure means to pay utility bills on-line.

Yost stated that the Airport Fly-In went well, and reviewed events that took place there.

Yost gave an update on the Rural Development project, stating that contractors have begun connecting water services to homes. Re-paving and restoration of roads will follow upon completion of this work.

Yost recommended to Council that the budget for crack sealing of the runway be used for tree trimming or removal.

Motion by White, second by Ellis, to authorize the Manager to use the $25,000 budget for crack sealing of the runway to seek bids to trim or remove trees; and ascertain who may also own property surrounding the runway and request that they trim or remove trees as needed to clear approach path of the runway. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Needham.  Motion carried.

Yost recommended additional pavement edge milling be done at Third and Elm Streets. The applicable contract for the R.D. Project has already been awarded to bidder Sterling Excavation.  Yost presented a quote from Sterling Excavation for the additional paving.

Motion by White, second by Kelly, to authorize the Manager to enter into an additional contract with Sterling Excavation for pavement edge milling and subsequent HMA overlay, per attached drawing, for an amount not to exceed $17,500 with funds taken from the existing Major Street paving line item. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Needham.  Motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Personnel Committee Report – Manager Yost reintroduced the proposed 457 Plan Document from FTJ Fund Choice.  Yost stated he reviewed this document, and reiterated there is no cost to the Village. This is an optional deferred compensation plan offered to employees who wish to participate.  Yost explained that one employee currently has such an account, and would like the option to continue contributions.  Yost stated there is a minimal additional burden to staff to process.

Motion by Dupuie, second by Sanborn, to adopt the FTJ Fund Choice Plan Document. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Needham.  Motion carried.

Trustee Kelly stated she hopes employees will take advantage of this option, as the fund does grow over time.

Motion by White, second by Dupuie, to table other Personnel Matters until the Committee Chair’s return. Motion carried on a voice vote.

NEW BUSINESS – None

PUBLIC COMMENT

Representative Daire Rendon stated that the State budget has been passed, and is currently on the Governor’s desk for signature. Rendon stated they have been very fiscally conservative with the budget, and reviewed some of its highlights.  These included the creation of Michigan jobs through the addition of Amazon facilities in the state, as well as the approval of Teacher Pension Reform to preserve pensions of existing and retired teachers.

Arthur Caden stated he has suggestions for improvement of event that took place at the airport on Saturday, and asked with whom he may discuss these suggestions. Manager Yost stated he will connect Mr. Caden with the individuals who oversee the event.

Cindy Anderson advised that she is not a Village resident, but owns property in Kalkaska County. Anderson stated she believes that the ethics and decisions of the Village President have an impact on her family, and does not want friends of various ethnicities to fear coming to Kalkaska.  Anderson stated she found postings made by President Sieting on his Facebook page to be offensive, and believes he owes his constituents an apology for his lapse in judgment.  Anderson further stated that business owners in the Village are also frustrated.  Anderson stated she would be happy to work with the Village to organize cooperative Town Hall meetings.

Elizabeth Dunham read and presented a statement regarding a Trump sign located on the Sieting Hotel downtown. Dunham cited Village Ordinances which she believes the sign at the Sieting Hotel violates.  Dunham stated that the sign has attracted negative attention.  Dunham stated she believes the sign is not benefitting the Village and should be removed.

Nicole Doom introduced herself as a Village resident and local business owner. Doom stated she believes posts on Sieting’s Facebook page affect the Village residents and business owners directly.  Doom states she feels that Sieting should put the Village first and personal opinions aside.

Donald Doom stated that, as a Veteran, he is ashamed of the Facebook posts on Sieting’s Facebook page. Doom referred to the protest which took place on Friday evening, stating that there were no winners in the event.

Kate Buckner recognized an individual’s freedom to speak their opinions, but stated this does not grant freedom from others’ critique of these opinions. Buckner stated she believes the statements made on Sieting’s Facebook page were hateful and racist, and pointed out that these statements should be up for rebuttal.  Buckner stated she believes these statements should not be tolerated by public servants.

Misty Marshall apologized for never having attended a Village Council meeting in the past. Marshall stated that she has no issue with the Trump sign on the Sieting Hotel, nor does she know Sieting personally.  Marshall stated that she only took a look at the Facebook posts in question after the issue came up.  Marshall stated she believes that, as an elected official representing the town, Sieting has a larger sense of responsibility.  Marshall further stated she does not believe that these statements protect the best interest of the Village.  Marshall advised that she respects the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion but, because Sieting is a serving official, she believes he should take into consideration the harm that these statements have done to the community.  Marshall stated that she believes businesses are suffering from Sieting’s freedom of speech, and that his statements are affecting the welfare of the community.  Marshall stated she does not want Kalkaska to be “guilty by representation”, and the Village will not condone this type of behavior.  Marshall stated she would like to leave tonight’s meeting with a sense of unity, and hopes everyone can work together to repair Kalkaska’s reputation.

Jonathon Dupuie expressed his dissatisfaction of the recent events involving Sieting’s Facebook statements. Dupuie stated he fears the statements will create a hostile environment to people of other ethnicities and religions.  Dupuie also stated he does not believe these statements were appropriate for a public official to make, as he feels the statements support hate.

Crystal Spencer stated she comes from a military family, as the ex-wife of an active military member. Spencer stated she has no problem with the Trump sign on the Sieting Hotel and, before the current issues, had attempted to seek out President Sieting on a personal matter.  She stated she was perturbed that she was unable to reach Sieting as a private citizen.  Spencer stated she feels that the statements made on Sieting’s Facebook page regarding Muslims do not represent military or Christian families, and believes that Sieting should be representing the community members.  Spencer stated she is disappointed as she found the statements to be appalling.  Spencer further stated that these statements do not represent her as a citizen.

Mitchell Sutton stated that all comments made at tonight’s meeting are personal-based. Mitchell stated he believes what Sieting posted on his personal Facebook page has nothing to do with the Village, or anyone in attendance at the meeting.  Sutton states he believes it is absurd to ask President Sieting to resign and encouraged others to run against Sieting if they do not want him in office.

Robert Sieting stated he feels people are basing their animosity on a Facebook page they do not have to view. Sieting stated he feels President Sieting has done a lot positive things for the community, citing community activities and promotion of additional businesses in the Village.  Sieting pointed out that the Facebook statements in question were posted over a year ago.  Sieting stated he believes that President Sieting’s animosity is against known criminals and terrorist who have committed atrocities in this country.

Carol Philips asked whether President Sieting could make a statement to calm or reassure the public that hate will not continue to be perpetuated in an effort to reunite the community. Sieting asked whether he had ever committed an act of aggression against anyone in attendance.  Sieting stated that he had not, and any actions he has taken in town have been acts of kindness.  Sieting stated that the opinions expressed on his Facebook page are his alone, and not the opinions of the community.  Philips stated she worries that people of other ethnicities would not feel safe in this community.

Mickey Miller, who works with the Citizens for Kalkaska Drive-In and the Kalkaska County Fair Board, stated she is both a Hebrew and a Jew. Miller stated she has known Sieting for the past several years, and he has never said anything racist toward her nor has he done her any harm.  Miller stated she does not fear Sieting, and feels what he has posted on his Facebook page is his business alone.  Miller stated she believes Sieting is a good man, and has done a lot for the community.

Arthur Caden asked when the street paving would be completed. Manager Yost stated that the water services must be connected before resurfacing and restoration of streets can be done, and hopes it will be completed soon.

President Sieting stated he appreciates all input and comments from the public, and thanked citizens for attending the meeting.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:53 p.m.

Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk

 

Notice of Special Meeting

Please be advised of a special Village Council meeting being held on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office located at 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646 for consideration of trial or settlement strategy with Counsel regarding pending litigation (possible Closed Session per Section 15.268(e) of the Open Meetings Act).

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2016

We’re pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Quality Water Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day.  Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.  We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.  We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.  Our water source is well water pumped from four (4) well sites in the Village of Kalkaska.

I’m pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets federal and state requirements. We at the Village of Kalkaska strive to provide top quality water to every tap.  We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children’s future.

This report will not be mailed to you. If you would like a copy or have any questions about this report, please contact Village of Kalkaska office, 231-258-9191 or pick one up at 200 Hyde Street.

  • Contaminants and their presence in water: Drinking Water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The small amounts of some contaminants do not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
  • Vulnerability of subpopulations: Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-comprised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other

microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

  • Sources of Drinking Water: The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

 

Your water comes from four groundwater wells, each over 120 feet deep. The State performed an assessment of our source water in 2006 to determine the susceptibility or the relative potential of contamination.  The susceptibility rating is on a seven-tiered scale from “very-low” to “very-high”, based primarily on geologic sensitivity, water chemistry, and contaminant sources.  The susceptibility of our source is high to moderately high.  We are making efforts to protect our sources by participation in the Wellhead Protection Program.  If you would like to know more about the report, please contact the Village of Kalkaska, 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan, (231) 258-9191.

  • Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which are naturally occurring.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public waters systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which provide the same protection for public health.

The Village of Kalkaska routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table (on page 2 and 3) shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

In this table you find many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms we’ve provided the following definitions:

  • Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) – one part per million corresponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $10,000.
  • Parts per billion (ppb or Micrograms per liter – one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2,000 years, or a single penny in $10,000,000.
  • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLG as feasible using the best available treatment technology. MCL’s are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having the described health effect.
  • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
  • Action Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow.
  • Maximum residual disinfectant level, or MRDL – The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
  • Maximum residual disinfectant level goal, or MRDLG – The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health.
  • RAA – Running annual average.

 

Many constituents were tested for, but not detected in our water supply. The following constituents were detected at low, but safe levels, well below the MCL or (Maximum Contaminant Level).

 

REGULATED

CONTAMINANTS

MCLG MCL OUR WATER RANGE OF

DETECTIONS

VIOLATION

Y/N

TYPICAL SOURCE OF CONTAMINANT
             
             
Fluoride (ppm) <4 4 0.11

 

0.11 N Erosion of natural deposits. Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.

 

 

Copper (customer taps) (ppb) (2016) <1300 *AL=1300

at 90th

percentile

120 120 N Corrosion of household plumbing systems
Lead (customer taps) (ppb) (2016) 0 **AL=15.0 at 90th

percentile

3.0 3.0 N Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits

 

Lead & Copper – Lead & Copper testing is on a three (3) year schedule, test results reported are from the 2016 calendar year.

* 9 out of 10 homes tested must show a concentration lower than 1300 parts per billion.

** 9 out of 10 homes tested must show a concentration lower than 15 parts per billion.

 

Information about lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.  The Village of Kalkaska is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.  When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.  If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested.  Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791or at http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead.

Free Chlorine Residual (ppm) MRDLG

<4

MRDL

4

RAA

0.14

Range

.02-.27

Violation

No

Water additive used to control microbes

 

 

DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS MCLG MCL OUR WATER RANGE OF

DETECTIONS

VIOLATION

Y/N

TYPICAL SOURCE OF CONTAMINANT
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) (ppb) (2016) N/A 80 33

RAA

33 N Disinfection Byproducts
Haloacetic Acid

(HAA5) (ppb) (2016)

N/A 60 11

RAA

11 N Disinfection Byproducts

 

 

Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted.

TEST RESULTS

UNREGULATED

CONTAMINANTS

  LEVEL

DETECTED

UNIT

MEASUREMENT

YEAR LIKELY SOURCE OF

CONTAMINATION

Sodium (ppm)   12 PPM 2016 Erosion of natural deposits

 

Village Council Minutes 6-12-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646.

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Sieting called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White.

ABSENT: None

STAFF PRESENT:     Scott Yost, Village Manager; Angie Koon, Village Clerk; Mark Baars, WWTP Supervisor; Jennifer Standerfer, Village Treasurer; Helen Artress, Department of Public Safety Administrative Assistant.

PUBLIC PRESENT: Mickey Miller, Eric Peterson, Ken Hillman, Mike Winter, Connie Winter, Veronica Wolfe, Dave Wolfe, Cheryl Hiller, Mel Hill, Anna Bell, Dave Bell, Lon Husbands, Jodi Willison, Greg McLain, Margaret Beebe, Jody Prestine, Patrick Prestine, Kip Scott, Sandy Joslin, Michael Oosterhart, Danielle Seabolt, Jeff Seabolt, David Hogerheide, Vicki Hogerheide, Virginia Yost, Francis Kelly, Kris McLain, Derek Hogerheide, Kelly Hall, Robert Hall, Dawn Kuhns, Kevin Rogols, Robert Burgin, Gail Burkhart, Andy Bratton, Ken Coughlin, Brenda Neely, Diana Shafer and Dennis Mansfield.

Andy Bratton started with a prayer and President Sieting led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by White, second by Needham, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Sanborn, second by Dupuie, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC HEARINGTo hear public comments on a proposed increase to Village property taxes.

Motion by Needham, second by White, to open the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was opened at 6:05 p.m.

Village Attorney Jeff Jocks explained that a Judgment Levy was filed in order to collect damages awarded to Virginia Thomas. Jocks stated that the Village is now obligated to place this amount on the property taxes, as it is a procedural requirement as a result of the Judgment Levy.  Jocks also stated that the Truth in Taxation Hearing is required by the State of Michigan for this instance.

Lon Husbands stated he was upset at the proposed increase to property taxes as he feels the existing tax amounts are already high. Husbands asked why the judgment wasn’t paid before getting to this point, and why the Village continued to fight this case after the initial loss.  Husbands also asked why something wasn’t done sooner regarding the healthcare fund.  Husbands inquired how the Village was able to increase the Police Department if there was a shortage in funds. Husbands stated he feels it is ridiculous for the taxpayers to assume this cost.

Danielle Seabolt asked about a long-term plan with other pending lawsuits, and what the effect will be if these cases are lost. Jeff Jocks stated it is unclear where the Village funds will be over time, and a Judgment Levy for any future case losses may be a possibility.

David Hogerheide asked whether bankruptcy was an option, and if the Village was given the opportunity to make payments on the judgment it was ordered to disburse. Hogerheide asked if discussions took place regarding the Village Police Department merging with the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department as a cost-saving measure.  President Sieting stated that this was discussed at length in the past, and has been rejected as an option.

Sandy Joslin stated that Traverse City is currently selling properties to recover funds, and asked whether the Village had looked at this as an option.

Eric Peterson stated he was looking for details on the proposed property tax increase. Manager Yost stated that the Thomas Judgment Levy would propose to increase the Village taxes by 3.8549 mills.

Margaret Beebe stated it was a much different scenario when she was working years ago but, with the increased cost of living and reduced income, she is not sure how she can manage the proposed increase in property taxes.

President Sieting stated that concerns would be addressed after the Public Hearing.

Trustee Kelly stated she is unhappy about this as her taxes will be increasing as well.

Ken Hillman asked how the issue got to this point, and stated he didn’t understand how retirement contracts could be revoked. Jocks stated that the fund created to finance retiree healthcare insurance was depleted, which led to the discontinuance of these benefits as the Village’s general fund was not set up to pay for these expenses.  The lawsuits followed, and a judgement was awarded by a jury on the Thomas case.

Robert Hall stated he feels the current Village Council is doing the best job they can with this issue, and that is all he can expect of them.

Diana Shafer asked whether the proposed tax increase was a one-time occurrence. Manager Yost stated that the additional mills are for the Thomas case only.

Lon Husbands again asked why the Village continued to fight this case after the initial loss. Manager Yost stated that the outcome of any lawsuit is always unknown at the outset.

Trustee Dupuie stated that Kalkaska is not the only community in this situation. President Sieting agreed that this is a national problem.

Robert Burgin wondered whether the issue occurring in other communities also involved funds that were not tied to the general fund.

Motion by Needham, second by Dupuie, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:20 p.m.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-018 Approval of Additional Millage – Trustee White read the resolution being considered.  White explained that, in order to offset the additional levy, the Village will be reducing the General, Major Street and Local Street operating mills.  These reductions equal a wash to Village residents, who will see no increase in their Village property taxes.  Manager Yost explained where the funds came from to reduce these operating mills.

Motion by Dupuie, second by Ellis, to adopt Resolution 2017-018. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

CONSIDERATION OF TRIAL OR SETTLEMENT STRATEGY WITH COUNSEL REGARDING PENDING LITIGATION (CLOSED SESSION PER SECTION 152.268(e) OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT

Motion by Kelly, second by Dupuie, to enter into Closed Session pursuant to MCL 15.268(e) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss the pending health insurance litigation strategy because discussion in an open meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigating and settlement position of the Village of Kalkaska. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.  Closed Session began at 6:25 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to return to Open Session. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.  Open Session resumed at 6:52 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT

David Hogerheide stated he appreciates the job Council does, and apologized for attending meetings in the past only to complain. Hogerheide expressed his concern over the future lawsuits, and how they will be handled if cases are lost by the Village.  Hogerheide asked whether merging the Police Department with the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department would save the Village money.

Trustee White stated that the discussion regarding consolidation of law enforcement services went on for some time, and many considerations were taken into account. White stated it was concluded that coverage within the Village by the Sheriff’s Department would be difficult.  White stated that Village acted well within the budget to proceed with Police Department expansions, and funds were wisely spent to well-equip the department.  White further stated that future industry coming into the Village will rely on and occupy law enforcement.

 

President Sieting stated he believes the County Commissioners’ priorities lie in other areas, and he lacks faith to put the protection of Village citizens in their hands. Sieting stated that, while he cannot discuss the other pending lawsuits at this time, he believes citizens’ attendance at meetings holding local government responsible is crucial.

Francis Kelly stated that the Village must become a city in order to utilize County Sheriff’s Department services. Village officials disagreed with this.

Mike Oosterhart stated he believes this is an appropriate time for the Village to address Food Sovereignty, which will be discussed under New Business. Oosterhart explained that his farm was shut down by USDA for not having a warehousing license.  He is not able to operate his farm, nor is he able to participate in the Kalkaska Farmer’s Market.  Oosterhart believes the State of Michigan considers his operation a warehouse based on a technicality.  Oosterhart stated that, if a Food Sovereignty regulation is adopted, he could serve at the Farmer’s Market freely and uninhibited.  Oosterhart stated he feels it is time to make freedom legal again, and would like to see a change for local farmers initiated.  Oosterhart stated that this would create an increase in commerce, which is important for the community.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-019 Kalkaska County Fair Banner – Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2017-019.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-019 to Authorize Closure of Fourth Street for Annual Commission on Aging Picnic – Motion by White, second by Dupuie, to adopt Resolution 2017-019.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

Consider Adoption of Ordinance 2017-007 Amendment to Medical Marijuana Zoning – Motion by Ellis, second by White, to adopt Ordinance 2017-007.  A roll call vote was then taken:

Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None. Motion carried.

Consider Adoption of Ordinance 2017-008 Amendment to Zoning Code – Motion by Ellis, second by Dupuie, to adopt Ordinance 2017-008.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None. Motion carried.

Consider Creation of Food Sovereignty Committee as Recommended by Village DDA – The Food Sovereignty Committee will consist of Trustees Dupuie, Ellis and Kelly.

Consider Approval of Pay Draw No. 5 (Rural Development Water and Sewer Project) – Motion by Sanborn, second by Dupuie, to approve Pay Draw No. 5 contingent upon Rural Development approval.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

Consider Approval of Change Order No. 2 (Rural Development Water and Sewer Project – Motion by White, second by Sanborn, to approve Change Order No. 2 contingent upon Rural Development approval.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

BILLS

Motion by Sanborn, second by Needham, to approve the bills as presented in the amount of $569,588.29. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Finance Committee – President Sieting stated the committee reviewed payroll reconciliations, monthly payroll registers, bank reconciliations and journal entries.

Parks and Recreation Committee – Trustee White stated the committee met on May 23, 2017, and they discussed a proposed 4-H Family Fitness event to take place at Railroad Square.  White reported that, due to language constraints between the Village and MSU extension on the Hold Harmless document, the event will not be taking place here.  White stated the committee also discussed a proposed benefit bike race, and parties are currently working on an alternate bike route for the event.  White stated discussion on the Drive-In Movie was tabled, with a movie schedule to be posted later in the week.

Personnel Committee Trustee Needham reported that the committee met with Dan Emmendorfer of Securities America, who proposed the adoption of a 457 Plan with FTJ Fund Choice.  Needham explained that there is no cost to the Village to adopt this plan, and it would be optional to employees who wished to participate.  The draft Plan Document will not be available until the next Village Council meeting.

Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to table to the next meeting until the draft document is in hand. Motion carried on a voice vote.

Trustee Needham stated other items discussed by the Personnel Committee will be presented at the next meeting as well.

REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS

POLICE REPORT

The May 2017 report was provided by Lieutenant Artress.

CLEAN WATER REPORT

The May 2017 report was provided by Clean Water Plant Supervisor Mark Baars.

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost gave an update on the Rural Development project. Yost reported that the new water services will begin to be installed this week, with restoration and paving of roads to take place soon.

Yost advised that the contracts have been signed for the SAW Grant and the project, which includes improvements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, are underway.

Yost announced that June 14, 2017 is Flag Day; and June 24, 2017 is the Kalkaska Airport Fly-In (where a static display by the Coast Guard is planned). Yost also announced that Senator Gary Peters will be at the Village Office on July 5, 2017.  More information on this will follow.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT President Sieting stated he appreciates the public’s input at Village Council meetings.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Patrick Prestine stated he believes installing electric conduit at Railroad Square was a great idea and demonstrated forward thinking.

David Hogerheide asked for clarification on the amendment to the Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance. Manager Yost replied that the amendment aligns the ordinance with new state law, which goes into effect on December 1, 2017, as well as strengthens the existing ordinance.  Yost further elaborated that the amended ordinance prohibits certain activities.  Trustee White added that the ordinance is now more stringent than State regulations.

Dave Bell asked whether the water and sewer rates will increase once the service upgrades are completed. Manager Yost stated there are no anticipated increases at this time, though future rate changes are unknown.

Robert Burgin asked whether the water quality will improve. Manager Yost stated he believes they will as old infrastructure is being eliminated.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk

DDA Minutes 6-6-17

Village of Kalkaska

Downtown Development Authority

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER: The Village of Kalkaska Downtown Development Authority regular meeting was called to order by Chair Zenner at 5:05 P.M.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Paryani, Sanborn, Yost, Sieting, Johnson, Ascione and Zenner

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  Coffey and Burgin

PUBLIC PRESENT:  Cash Cook (DDA Director) and Gayenell Gentelia (Recording Secretary)

 

  1. DISCUSSION ON FUTURE MEETING FORMAT: For future meetings, Committee Meeting Minutes, Director and AD Updates are to be sent to Gentelia (Recording Secretary) by the Thursday before the meeting. The minutes will be added to the Board Packets for all Board Members to review and be prepared with any questions for the committee. We will no longer read committee minutes at the monthly Board Meetings. If no questions and/or clarifications are needed, we will move on. This will help drive more productive meetings and keep the Board focused and on task.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion by Sieting, second by Sanborn, to approve agenda as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion by Sieting, second by Sanborn, to approve the May 2, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  2. PUBLIC COMMENTS: [Please stand and state your name for the record]

 

  1. PRESENTATION: None
  2. CORRESPONDENCE: None

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  2.  
    1. DDA Director Update
      1. Redevelopment Projects/Opportunities Discussion
      2. Fall Color Tour – michigansteamtrain.com

 

    1. Associate Director Update
      1. Housing Development Grant discussion

 

    1. Projects & Promotions
        1. Relatively Short meeting
        2. Calendar to local business
        3. Will chair of each committee approve putting their contact information on the calendar
          1. Send email out requesting approval to have their contact information on the calendar.
          2. To the council members, too.
          3. Or should we have them contact the Village Office
    2. Farmers’ Market
      1. Food Sovereignty discussion.
      2. Motion by Johnson, second by Sanborn, to authorize Sieting to draft a request to the Village Council for creation of a committee to look into Food Sovereignty for the Village. All Ayes, motion carried.

 

    1. Design Committee
        1. RFP research recommended looking into more than one firm with the caveat to continue with current firm if a relationship already exists.
        2. Should we proceed with another RFP or continue with Siedell.
        3. Motion by Sieting, second by Yost, to use Siedell as the architecture firm and approve a budget not to exceed $1000 for a rendering for the Rotary Charities Grant. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Paryani, Sanborn, Johnson, Sieting, Yost, Zenner and Ascione. Nays – None. Absent – Coffey and Burgin. Motion carried.
        4. We have received a couple of renditions for Site Design at Railroad Square.

 

  1. CURRENT BUSINESS:
  1. Bills: Motion by Sanborn, second by Johnson, to approve payment of bills as presented. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Johnson, Sieting, Yost, Sanborn, Ascione, Paryani and Zenner. Nays – None. Absent – Burgin and Coffey. Motion carried.

 

  1. Cash Balance Report: Motion by Sieting, second by Yost, to accept as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  2. Revenue Expenditure Report: Motion by Sieting, second by Yost, to accept Revenue Expenditure Report as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.

 

  1. Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund: Relates to Food Sovereignty. Is this appropriate for the DDA Board? Roll this over to the Council Committee referenced in Farmers’ Market discussion.
  2.  
  3. Request Approval to Reimburse Village for Electricity Install at Old Chamber Site: As the Water & Sewer Project was under way, there was an opportunity to place conduit under the Railroad Tracks. This would provide power to the Old Chamber site for Farmers’ Market, the Information Center and the Museum with the cost of conduit and electrical labor only to the DDA. Motion by Sanborn, second by Johnson, to reimburse Village for Electricity Install at Old Chamber Site. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Sanborn, Johnson, Sieting, Yost, Zenner, Ascione and Paryani. Nays – None. Absent – Coffey and Burgin. Motion carried.

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS:
    1. Master Plan Update – Last of the focus group will be on Thursday for the Library. Elise of Networks Northwest will have an update for us after that meeting.

 

  1. FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
    1. Next month’s DDA Meeting is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month, since the 1st Tuesday falls on the 4th of July.
    2. Mr. Cook is involved in the Medical Marijuana Project, assisting with the rewriting of the current ordinance.

 

  1. ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 5:35 PM by Chair Zenner.

Next Meeting – July 11, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

Recording Secretary: Gayenell Gentelia

Planning Commission Minutes 6-1-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 1, 2017

COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 200 HYDE STREET

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Chair Larsen called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

PRESENT: Chair Larsen, Sieting (arrived at 6:03 p.m.), Burgin, Baxter, White and Yost (arrived at 6:05 p.m.).

ABSENT: None

PUBLIC PRESENT: Mickey Miller, Brandon Goff, Cash Cook, John Popp, Tyler Troszak, Larry Knight and Denny Corrado.

Chair Larsen led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by White, second by Burgin, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. May 4, 2017 Regular Meeting:       Motion by Baxter, second by White to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

  1. To hear comments on proposed amendments to the Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance: Motion by White, second by Burgin, to open the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote. The Public Hearing was opened at 6:05 p.m.

Tyler Troszak stated he recently relocated from downstate after purchasing property in Kalkaska County. Troszak reviewed his agricultural experience, and advised he will be starting up a farm to grow diverse vegetables and fruits.  Troszak stated he is also interested in medical marijuana cultivation, with a desire to grow the community.

Brandon Goff introduced himself as an associate of Tyler’s, who has also relocated from the downstate area. Goff stated he will be assisting Tyler with the farm, and also wishes to create jobs in the area.

John Popp stated he will be working with Tyler and Brandon on the organic farm, and wishes to help the community as well.

Motion by Sieting, second by Baxter, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:09 p.m.

  • To hear public comments on proposed amendments to the Zoning Code: Motion by Sieting, second by White, to open the Public Hearing.       Motion carried on a voice vote.       The Public Hearing was opened at 6:10 p.m.

 

Bob Murray inquired about the existing 1,000-foot restriction on medical marijuana facilities in proximity to locations where children are present. Yost stated that this would be reflected in the regulatory ordinance, which will be reviewed by Village Council at a future date.

Motion by Baxter, second by Burgin, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:11 p.m.

SITE PLANS REVIEWS – None

Yost stated he anticipates the site plan review for Commission on Aging to be presented at next month’s meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Historical District Study Committee: No update.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

CURRENT BUSINESS

  • Consider Recommendation to Village Council on Proposed Amendments to Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance: Discussion took place on the proposed amendments. White explained that the amended ordinance reflects current State law, which requires licensing through the Village of Kalkaska.Motion by White, second by Sieting, to recommend approval of the proposed amendments to Village Council. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

  • Consider Recommendation to Village Council on Proposed Amendments to Zoning Code: Motion by Sieting, second by Burgin, to recommend approval of the proposed amendments to Village Council. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

  • Expenditure Report: Motion by Sieting, second by Burgin, to accept as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Yost recommended that the gentlemen attending the meeting contact Kalkaska County soon regarding medical marijuana regulations.

Burgin inquired about the storage upgrade taking place at Express Tire. Yost stated that no site plan review was required for the project.

White announced that the Kalkaska Drive-In Movie will return in two weeks.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Baxter, second by Sieting, to adjourn. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Recorded by: Angie Koon, Village Clerk