VILLAGE OF KALKASKA
MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 23, 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, Ellis (arrived at 6:05 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; Denny Corrado, Compliance Officer.
PUBLIC PRESENT: Kevin Hesselink, Kevin Rogols, Amy Sieting, Ann Kirtley and Dennis Mansfield.
President Sieting started with a prayer and led with the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA
Motion by Banko, second by North, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Motion by White, second by Needham, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Kevin Hesselink introduced himself, and stated that he is running for 46th Circuit Judge. Hesselink reviewed his qualifications for the position. He also discussed his professional experience as both a trial and private practice attorney, and highlighted the personal organizations in which he is involved.
PRESENTATIONS – None
REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES – None
REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS
Manager Yost stated that the Village has been working closely with the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center on the Coral and Second Street Infrastructure Relocation project, which is going well.
Yost advised that he will be proposing a Cell Tower Zoning Ordinance in the near future as he feels the current ordinance addressing this issue is inadequate.
Yost reported that the Rural Development project is progressing slowly, with the possibility for bids to be let in the late summer and work to begin in the fall.
Yost stated that a meeting was held on May 19, 2016 with representatives from MDOT to discuss a proposed traffic control signal at US131/Dresden Street and a speed limit reduction downtown. Yost reported that slow progress is being made on this issue.
Yost advised that auditors are on-site at the Village Office this week performing the audit. Yost also introduced individual First-Aid kits issued to police officers, and reviewed contents of the kits.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None
Consider Appointment of Olson Bzdok & Howard as Village of Kalkaska Attorney of Record and Authorize President Sieting to Sign Engagement Letter – Motion by White, second by Sanborn, to appoint Olson Bzdok & Howard as the Village Attorney of Record and authorize President Sieting to Sign Engagement Letter. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Needham, North, Sanborn and White; Nays – Trustee Ellis; Absent – None. Motion carried.
Manager Yost pointed out that the firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in municipal law with the same rates charged as attorneys at Sondee, Racine & Doren, with whom they often work closely.
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (KMHC) Administrator Kevin Rogols distributed and reviewed the 2nd Annual Community Benefit Report. Rogols stated that the report identifies areas of KMHC contributions and reinvestment into the community. Rogols also advised that the hospital is seeking to add seventeen positions with the adoption of its proposed 2017 budget.
Manager Yost stated that the Master Plan renewal process has begun, and Rogols will sit on the review committee on behalf of the hospital.
With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:17 p.m.
Angie Koon, Village Clerk