Village Council Minutes 5-22-17

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 22, 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: Mickey Miller, Deb Shively, Justine Zingg, Eric Peterson, Tom Sabourin, Tom Steiner, Carolyn Phillips, Amy Sieting, Clyde Johnson, Deb Perkins, Charlie Tinon, Mike Oosterhart, Kevin Rogols, Dennis Mansfield, Ken Barry, Ashley Krogel and Cheryl Krogel.

President Sieting started with a prayer and 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 COMMENT – None

PRESENTATIONS – None

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Public Works Committee – Trustee White stated the committee met on May 17, 2017 and considered a partial sewer refund for the utility customer at 511 S. Walnut Street who suffered a significant leak at the home.

Motion by Kelly, second by Sanborn, to issue a credit in the amount of $173.25 to the homeowner of 511 S. Walnut Street. A roll call vote was then taken:  President Sieting and Trustees Dupuie, Ellis, Kelly, Needham, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

White stated the committee also reviewed bids on the sewer televising and cleaning related to the SAW project. White announced that the lowest bid came in from Allstate Power Vac in the amount of $92,687.80.

Motion by White, second by Needham, to accept the lowest bid from Allstate Power Vac with Clyde Johnson of Gosling Czubak as the managing engineer; and assign the Village Manager or Village President to sign applicable paperwork. 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 VILLAGE OFFICERS

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost gave an update on the Rural Development water and sewer project, including a timeline for restoration, repaving and patching of roads on the south end of the Village. Yost stated that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rural Development project took place on May 17, 2017.  Yost distributed copies of the article and photos from the newspaper covering the event.  Yost also displayed a certificate received from Representative Bergman.

Yost stated that he, Sergeant Huff and Lieutenant Artress spoke at the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony which was held on May 16, 2017.

Yost explained that the SAW project, which includes the televising and cleaning of sewer mains, is being funded by a grant.

Yost reviewed upcoming committee meetings. Yost reported that the Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at its June 1, 2017 regular meeting to review proposed amendments to the Medical Marijuana Zoning Ordinance.

Yost announced that Senator Gary Peters will be in town on July 5, 2017 with more details to follow. Yost also stated that Representative Daire Rendon has been holding hours at the Village Office.

Trustee Needham commented on how quickly the R.D. is progressing and stated that, as a resident, she appreciates this.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

Schedule Truth in Taxation Hearing – The Public Hearing was scheduled to take place at the June 12, 2017 regular Council meeting.

Consider Adoption of Ordinance 2017-006 Consumers Energy Franchise – Motion by White, second by Ellis, to adopt Ordinance 2017-006.  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

Carolyn Phillips stated that, while she is not a Village resident, she does shop locally within the Village. Phillips stated she patronized the ELK Café, which was housed in the former Cornell’s Crossing building, and looked forward to this building being converted to an eatery and marketplace.    Phillips sought clarification as to why the ELK Café would not be locating here permanently, as she heard it was due to personality conflicts or red tape with the Village.  Phillips stated she shopped at Cornell’s often, and fears that the building will remain unused or vacant.  Phillips stated she is hopeful the building can be used as a successful restaurant/marketplace, and requested an update on the progress between the business owner and the Village.

President Sieting stated he feels there is nothing to restrict this building being used as the cornerstone of the community. Sieting stated he believes it is important for the Village to endorse investments and help create a friendly environment.

Phillips stated she is hopeful that the ELK Café specifically will operate in the Cornell’s building, but stated heard the business owner is no longer pursuing this due to issues with the Village. President Sieting stated that the Village does not have the authority to prevent a business from moving into the Village limits.

Trustee White thanked the public for their attendance at tonight’s meeting. White announced that “Drive-In Movie Night” will be returning to the Village this summer at Railroad Square.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.

Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk