VILLAGE OF KALKASKA
MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016 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 Banko (arrived at 6:10 p.m.), Ellis (arrived at 6:02 p.m.), Needham, North, Sanborn and White.
STAFF PRESENT: Scott Yost, Village Manager; Angie Koon, Village Clerk; Glenn Artress, Lieutenant; Helen Artress, Department of Public Safety Administrative Assistant; Mike Perreault, Police Officer; Mark Baars Clean Water Plant Supervisor; Denny Corrado, Compliance Officer.
PUBLIC PRESENT: Amy Sieting, Mickey Miller, Dan Johnson, Denise Kelly, Kevin Rogols and Dennis Mansfield.
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 as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Motion by North, second by Ellis, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None
PRESENTATIONS – None
Motion by North, second by Needham, to pay the bills as presented in the amount of $86,063.12. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Ellis, Needham North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Banko (arrived late). Motion carried.
REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
Personnel Committee – Trustee Needham reported that the committee met on May 23, 2016. Police Officer Labor Council union negotiations took place, and the committee will meet again on June 15, 2016 in hopes of resolving this contract.
Needham stated that Terry Roote of Great Northern Benefits presented information on transitioning to the Hard Cap option for health insurance compliance with Public Act 152 of 2011. The committee recommends approving this option effective October 1, 2016. This will be considered under New Business.
Needham stated that Terry Roote also discussed a proposed cafeteria plan for employee healthcare benefits, which would allow employees to choose their own insurance plans. The Village would allocate so much money to each employee to aid in the purchase of insurance benefits. The committee recommends this option, and it will be part of the Hard Cap.
Needham advised that the committee also considered a recommendation to increase front office clerk Faith Ramsey’s hourly wage effective March 1, 2016. Needham stated this increase is well-earned as Ramsey is doing an exceptional job, and the position has gone above and beyond solely receipting in payments. Discussion took place regarding making the increase retroactive to March 1, 2016. Trustee North advised that the Financial Management Guide followed by the Village states approved wage increases should be effective at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Motion by Needham, second by Ellis, to increase Faith Ramsey’s hourly wage from $9.25 to $10.50 per her supervisor and the Village Manager’s recommendation effective March 1, 2016. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Needham, North, Sanborn and White; Nays – Trustee Ellis; Nays – None. Motion carried.
Finance Committee – Trustee North stated that the committee reviewed payroll reconciliations, current invoices, monthly payroll registers, bank reconciliations and journal entries. Everything was found to be in order.
REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS
The May 2016 report was presented by Lieutenant Artress. Artress stated that new part-time police officer Mike Perreault was sworn in, and is scheduled for training later this month. Artress stated that Perreault will be a great fit for the department. Perreault introduced himself, and reviewed his involvement with law enforcement agencies and background in firearms instruction.
CLEAN WATER REPORT
The May 2016 report was provided by Cleanwater Plant Supervisor Mark Baars. Baars stated he is hoping to hire a new employee for the plant soon.
Manager Yost stated he has been meeting weekly with Kalkaska Memorial Health Center representatives regarding the infrastructure relocation project. Yost announced that bids are due on June 14, 2016.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None
Consider Recommendation from Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to Appoint Donald Kessel to Vacancy on Board – Motion by Needham, second by Banko, to appoint Kessel to the vacancy on the Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for term ending 2018. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-019 Hard Cap Option for Compliance with Public Act 152 of 2011 – Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2016-019. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Ellis, Needham, North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None. Motion carried.
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-020 Authorizing Closure of Fourth Street for Annual Commission on Aging Picnic – Motion by White, second by Needham, to adopt Resolution 2016-020. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-021 Authorizing Display of Rotary Chicken Barbecue Banner – Motion by Needham, second by White, to adopt Resolution 2016-021. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Trustee Needham asked about the deadline for filing Trustee petitions for the November election. The Village Clerk will provide this information.
Trustee Banko apologized for being late for the meeting. Banko, as a Village resident, inquired about a neighbor with excessive junk in his yard. Compliance Officer Denny Corrado stated he has been working with the suspect to get the yard cleaned up.
With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.
Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk