VILLAGE OF KALKASKA
MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 27, 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 Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White.
ABSENT: Trustee Dupuie
STAFF PRESENT: Scott Yost, Village Manager; Glenn Artress, Lieutenant; Blake Huff, Sergeant; Denny Corrado, Compliance Officer; Helen Artress, Department of Public Safety Administrative Assistant.
PUBLIC PRESENT: Cash Cook, Mickey Miller, Dan Johnson, Kevin Rogols, Amy Sieting, Dennis Mansfield and Patty Cox.
Dan Johnson 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.
Motion by Sanborn, second by Needham, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None
PRESENTATIONS – None
REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
Police Committee – Manager Yost stated the committee met to discuss police equipment and future plans for the department.
Motion by Kelly, second by White, to authorize the Department of Public Safety Director/Village Manager to enter into agreement to purchase a K-9 equipped police vehicle, not to exceed $65,000.00 as shown in current fiscal year General Fund budget line 101-345-970.000. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Dupuie. Motion carried.
REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS
Manager Yost announced that a Nominations Committee meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Yost stated that 186 Networks, who will be providing wireless internet access to the Kalkaska area, does not yet have services up and running.
Yost reported that he and Sergeant Huff represented the Village at funeral visitation for Ken Dupuie, father of Kalkaska EMT Joe Dupuie.
Yost stated that review of the Medical Marijuana regulatory and zoning ordinances will resume in April.
Yost reported that the Kiwanis Awards banquet took place last week, where Sergeant Huff and Deputy Hawkins were recognized for recent life-saving actions.
Yost advised Council that timber harvesting taking place on the Templeton property, located at the north end of the Village, is not related to any anticipated development of the property.
Yost advised that beginning steps in the Rural Development project took place last week, which included a meeting with contractors to discuss staging of equipment and materials. Yost stated that a pre-construction meeting, to be held in April, is being planned for the public’s benefit.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-013 Supporting Economic Development Strategy – Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2017-013. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-014 Supporting DDA Planning and Capacity Strategy – Motion by Sanborn, second by White, to adopt Resolution 2017-015. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-012 Supporting Trail Consortium Memorandum of Understanding – Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2017-015. Motion carried on a voice vote.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None
CONSIDERATION OF TRIAL OR SETTLEMENT STRATEGY WITH COUNSEL REGARDING PENDING LITIGATION (CLOSED SESSION PER SECTION 15.268 (e) OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT)
Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, 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 Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Dupuie. Motion carried. Closed Session began at 6:20 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 Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Dupuie. Motion carried. Open Session resumed at 6:59 p.m.
With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Recorded By: Scott Yost, Village Manager