Village Council Minutes 4-24-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 24, 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; Glenn Artress, Lieutenant.

PUBLIC PRESENT: Chris Helberg, Ed Tobey, Dan Johnson, Kevin Rogols, Mickey Miller, 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.

CONSENT AGENDA

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

PUBLIC COMMENT – None

PRESENTATIONS – None

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES – None

REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost gave an update on the Rural Development water and sewer project, stating that interruptions during the National Trout Festival will be minimal. Yost reported that a pre-construction meeting was held on April 19, 2017 for the public’s benefit.

Yost stated he completed the first phase of Trustee Ellis’s orientation and the second phase, which includes touring of Village facilities, will be taking place soon. Yost congratulated Ellis on being named Citizen of the Year.

Yost stated he spoke with Representative Daire Rendon regarding proposed water and sewer legislature and its effect on the Village. Yost advised this information will be passed on to the appropriate Committee Chair.

Yost announced that the groundbreaking ceremony on Rural Development projects will be held on May 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trout Memorial. Yost explained that this is required by Rural Development.

Yost stated the Public Works Committee will be meeting on May 17, 2017 to review SAW sewer contract bids, and proposed corrections to water and sewer ordinances.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-016 Authorization for Change in Standard Lighting Contract with Consumers Energy – Motion by Needham, second by Dupuie, to adopt Resolution 2017-016.  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.

Council Standing Committee Chair and Member Appointments – Appointments were made by President Sieting.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2017-017 Amendment to Village Fee Schedule – Motion by White, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2017-017.  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.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Kevin Rogols, Administrator of the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (KMHC), reminded citizens of the hospital millage renewal which will be on the ballot at the May 2, 2017 special election. Rogols stated he visited various organizations to provide information on how the renewal will be used, and the hospital has received positive feedback from the community.  President Sieting stated the information being provided by the hospital shows it is prudent with finances.  Sieting stated he endorses the hospital, which provides good services to the community.  Dan Johnson pointed out that the KMHC Long-Term Care was recognized as one of the top nursing home facilities in the country.

Trustee Needham invited all to attend the National Day of Prayer services on May 4, 2017. The Kiwanis Breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Kalkaska Church of Christ, with a prayer at  the Kalkaska County building flagpole at noon.  Needham also announced the National Trout Festival Opening Ceremony on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Civic Center.

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