VILLAGE OF KALKASKA
MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 9, 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 North, Sanborn and White.
ABSENT: Trustees Banko, Ellis and Needham
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: Chris Helberg, Mickey Miller, Kim Johnson, Dan Johnson, Ann Kirtley, Cash Cook, Amy Sieting, Matt Hickman, Dennis Mansfield and Patty Cox.
Dan Johnson started with a prayer and President Sieting led with the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA
Trustee North requested that item 10g. Discuss Concepts for Mural at Chalker Park be added under New Business.
Motion by White, second by North, to approve as amended. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Manager Yost pointed out a correction needed to the April 25, 2016 regular Council minutes.
Motion by North, second by Sanborn, to approve with correction to the April 25, 2016 Council minutes as noted above. Motion carried on a voice vote.
PUBLIC COMMENT – None
PRESENTATIONS – None
Motion by North, second by Sanborn, to pay the bills as presented in the amount of $69, 990.23. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustees Banko, Ellis and Needham. Motion carried.
REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES
Finance Committee – Trustee North stated that the committee reviewed payroll reconciliations, current invoices, monthly payroll registers, bank reconciliations and journal entries with no errors found.
REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS
The April 2016 report was presented by Lieutenant Artress. Artress reported that the National Trout Festival and Tiffany Ferguson Memorial Run went smoothly.
CLEAN WATER REPORT
The April 2016 report was provided by Cleanwater Plant Supervisor Mark Baars.
Manager Yost commended the Kalkaska Department of Public Safety for taking the lead on two large-scale events in the past couple of weeks, and doing a great job.
Yost reported that the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center design is underway, with new water and sewer installation to take place in the upcoming months. Yost stated that this project has been coordinated between the Village and the hospital.
Yost announced that the Master Plan review process will begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Yost stated he is signing documents to change the Kalkaska Airport liability insurance carrier as a cost-savings measure.
Yost advised that a meeting was held with representatives from Walmart and MDOT regarding the proposed traffic light at US131 and Beebe Road. Yost explained that, with the approved access at County Road 612, MDOT is now requiring the traffic impact study be evaluated. Yost stated this may cause a slight delay in construction.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None
Consider Approval of Class A (New Vehicle Dealer) and Class B (Used Vehicle Dealer) License for Bill Marsh Automotive Group – Motion by North, second by White, to approve dealer license for Bill Marsh Automotive. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Adoption of Ordinance 2016-008 Amendment to Medical Marijuana Regulatory Ordinance – Manager Yost stated that additional revisions are needed to the ordinance and an amendment is not yet ready for consideration.
Motion by White, second by North, to table to a future meeting. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Notice from Kalkaska County Treasurer-First Right of Refusal for Purchase of Foreclosed Property at 306 Third Street – Manager Yost recommended that the Village not purchase this property.
Consider Recommendation from DDA to Appoint Kimberlee Johnson to Board – Motion by Sanborn, second by White, to appoint Johnson to vacancy on DDA Board for term ending November 30, 2018. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Consider Recommendation from DDA to Add Main Street Developer Gayenell Gentelia as Signatory on DDA Bank Accounts – Motion by Sanborn, second by White, to add Main Street Developer Gayenell Gentelia as Signatory on DDA bank accounts. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustees Banko, Ellis and Needham. Motion carried.
Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-018 Charitable Gaming Licenses – Motion by North, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2016-008. A voice vote was then taken: Ayes – Three (3); Nays – None; Abstentions – One (1). Motion carried.
Discuss Concepts for Mural at Chalker Park – Trustee North stated he made contact with a potential designer for the planned mural at Chalker Park. North presented a proposed concept for the mural. Council supports the design.
DDA Director Cash Cook announced that Chalker Park Clean-Up Day will be held on May 21, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. This will include wood chip replacement and general maintenance. Trustee North stated that volunteers from local groups will be assisting. McDonalds will provide snacks and beverages, while Backside Parlor will provide dinner for workers.
With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.
Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk