Village Council Minutes 4-10-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 10, 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, Sanborn and White.

ABSENT: Trustees Kelly and Needham

STAFF PRESENT:     Scott Yost, Village Manager; Angie Koon, Village Clerk; Denny Corrado, Compliance Officer; Mark Baars, WWTP Supervisor.

PUBLIC PRESENT: Dan Johnson, Dennis Mansfield, Ashley Miller, Gretchen Maike, Ann Kirtley, Ed Tobey, Mickey Miller, Chris Helberg and Tim Ellis.

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

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

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

CONSENT AGENDA

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ashley Miller of the Kalkaska Area Youth Soccer Organization (KAYSO) announced a 5K Fun Run event they are planning for June 3, 2017 to raise money for equipment for the organization via participant donations. Manager Yost stated that a special event request application was submitted, and the event will utilize the KART trail and Village sidewalks.  For safety measures, race participants will be outfitted in glowing materials.  Miller advised that flyers will be distributed to advertise the event, and anyone interested may enter the race.

PRESENTATIONS – None

BILLS

Motion by Sanborn, second by Dupuie, to approve the bills as presented in the amount of $131,698.59. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustees Kelly and Needham.  Motion carried.

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Nominations Committee – Trustee Dupuie reported that the committee spoke with applicant Tim Ellis, and recommend his appointment to the current vacancy on Village Council.

Motion by Dupuie, second by Sanborn, to appoint Tim Ellis to vacancy on Village Council for term ending in 2018. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustees Kelly and Needham.  Motion carried.

Finance Committee – President Sieting stated the committee reviewed payroll reconciliations, monthly payroll registers, bank reconciliations and journal entries with no issues.

REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS

POLICE REPORT

The March 2017 report was provided by Lieutenant Artress.

CLEAN WATER REPORT

The March 2017 report was provided by Clean Water Plant Supervisor Mark Baars. Trustee Dupuie commended Baars for the smooth operation of the Clean Water Plant.

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost welcomed Clerk Koon back as recording secretary.

Yost reported that 186 Networks would be live on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 with internet services for the Village Office and Clean Water Plant. Yost stated that these Wi-Fi internet services will also be available to the community.

Yost announced a pre-construction meeting for the Rural Development water and sewer projects, being held for the public’s benefit, on April 19, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Village Office.

Yost advised that Representative Daire Rendon will hold hours at the Village Office on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon.

Yost announced a Weather Spotter Training Class being held at the Village Office at Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Yost also reminded Council that the National Trout Festival will take place the last weekend in April.

Yost reiterated that the KAYSO “Glow Run” will take place on the KART Trail and Village Sidewalks. Yost stated that Hold Harmless wording has been added to the Village Special Event Permit application.

Yost reported on correspondence he sent to Representative Rendon regarding proposed State water and sewer system laws, which would impose unrealistic restrictions on local system operators such as the Village in regard to discontinuing delinquent accounts and penalties for meter and shutoff tampering by eliminating those tools.

Yost advised that construction will begin by the end of this month on the Rural Development water and sewer project.

Yost stated that Trustee Kelly located a grant opportunity for K-9 supplies, which is being further researched.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

Appointment of Village President Pro-Tem – President Sieting appointed Trustee White as the President Pro-Tem.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-015 Supporting Explore 131 North Coalition – Motion by White, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2017-015.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

Authorize Funds for Interested Member(s) to Attend Annual Chamber Luncheon (April 26, 2017) – Motion by Sanborn, second by Dupuie, to authorize funds for full Council attendance.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustees Kelly and Needham.  Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ann Kirtley stated she has been fighting for the release of Ivan Bechtol, who she believes was wrongly convicted for involvement in a past murder case. Kirtley encouraged Council to read the related article in the Northern Express newspaper, if they have not yet done so.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.

Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk