FEB 2011

 

VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
February 7, 2011

The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday February 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.at the Village Hall.  Meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Those in attendance included, President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman and Council Members, Gauthier, Gillies, Lask, Naylor and Stutzman.  Council member Somers was absent from the meeting.  Also present were several guests and Attorney Cook.

Minutes of the January meeting were approved on a motion from Lask with support from Stutzman.  Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Gillies.

Ron Kennard appeared before the Council on behalf of the Brownlee Lake Association.  They are requesting a letter of support from the Village Council.  The group has applied for several grants for funding to help defray costs of installation of an aeration system on the lake.  President Jordan read a letter of support that he has drafted on behalf of the Village Council.  The letter will be placed on Village letter head and turned over to Ron for submission. Ron stated that they are currently waiting for news about how much money will be given from Washington, they have done all they can and now it is a waiting game. 

Leroy Hall, fire chief stated that he has received 2 letters of resignation from Roger MacNeill, Medical First Responder Chief and Paul Kramer, Assistant Fire Chief. Motion was made by Stutzman with support from Gauthier to accept the resignations effective immediately.  Motion was made by Lask with support from Naylor to accept Scott DuBay as the new Assistant Fire Chief.  Leroy stated that he and Scott will work together to handle the duties of Medical First Responder Chief.  Motion was made by Gillies with support from Stutzman to allow Leroy Hall and Scott DuBay to work together to assume the duties of Medical First Responder Chief jointly.  Leroy presented Village Council members with information regarding the costs necessary to complete work on the new brush rig.  Jordan stated that he would like to have the group look over their budget and see what can be done to fund the remaining portion that is necessary.  Leroy gave an update on issues with equipment that needs work and also on activity within the department.

Old business: Stutzman stated that the snowmobile races will be held on February 27th and 28th at the ARA site. The following weekend will see vintage snowmobile races also at the ARA site.  Jordan stated that he has been contacted by Pat Nelson regarding work on the new ball diamonds.  Pat will appear at the next council meeting to discuss details of what is needed.  Stutzman stated that there is a list of needs for the Civil War re-enactment ceremonies that are hopefully going to be brought to the village.   Discussion was held regarding the Streetscape project that is upcoming.  Jordan stated that it will be beautiful when it is completed.  Work is slated to begin in mid April.

Individual reports were given by Council Members.  Jordan asked each person what they have intentions of working on during this year. Stutzman stated that he would like to work to make a flower bed under the quilt sign at the Flights of Imaginations playground area.  He also stated that he would like to see about putting in drinking fountains at the play area and ball diamonds.  Jordan suggested that John get prices together and bring it back to the full council next month.  Gauthier stated that she is currently working on the Everett Schram memorial ball field dedication.  She also intends to get further involved in the Streetscape project.  Gillies stated that she would like to work on putting together a map for businesses in the community.  Naylor stated that he would like to get more involved in all areas involving community projects.  Lask stated that she would like to get more involved in the LAMP project that she is to spearhead.  Jordan stated that perhaps new signs need to be ordered to signify the starting and ending points for the project.  Jordan stated that the Village of Lincoln belongs to everyone here and we need to all work together to improve it.  He challenged Council Members to work together to make good decisions and be involved in their community. 

Mary Kossa, Village Treasurer has taken on the job of helping to organize the Civil War re-enactment.  Mary has been working with Marcia Simmons to invite the re-enactors to Lincoln.  Letters were read that will be submitted on behalf of the village.  She stated that people will be scouting the area to see if they are interested in coming here.  Motion was made by Lask with support from Gillies to support Civil War re-enactment ceremonies being brought to the Village of Lincoln.  Carried. 

An Ordinance to amend the original sewer ordinance was presented by President Jordan:  The Ordinance follows:

                                                   

RESOLUTION TO AMEND

                          VILLAGE OF LINCOLN SEWER ORDINANCE NO . 87-2

WHEREAS: The Village of Lincoln adopted the sewer connection Ordinance No. 87-2 on April 7, 1987, and amended the same on July 5, 1994 and,

WHEREAS, said Ordinance governs sewer use within the Village of Lincoln and said Ordinance originally assigned the number of units applicable to each user based upon the usage anticipated when the Ordinance was adopted in 1987 and,

WHEREAS, the character and nature of the users in the Village of Lincoln has changed and the Village of Lincoln is now desirous of amending the number of units paid for each user to conform with current usage of property within the Village of Lincoln, and to eliminate user fees for those buildings which have been removed from the property, and

WHEREAS, the Village of Lincoln retained the right to amend the number of  units assessed to each year by resolution to reflect changes in the actual use being conducted by said user on the system, NOW THEREFORE:

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Village of Lincoln connection ordinance No. 87-2 is hereby amended to modify the number of units being assessed to each user and to eliminate those owners which are no longer using the system as set forth on the attached list which also incorporates the number of units to be assessed to each user, effective April 1st, 2011.

All other provisions of this Ordinance including the per unit charges as passed and amended by the Village of Lincoln are hereby ratified and shall remain in full force and effect.

This resolution passed by the Village of Lincoln Council this 7th day of February 2011.

A motion to pass a resolution to amend the Sewer Ordinance No. 87-2 was made by Gauthier with support from Lask; Roll Call Vote: Gauthier, aye, Gillies, aye, Lask aye, Naylor aye, Stutzman aye.  Absent was Somers.  Resolution adopted.  Following is the updated list of Customers on the Sewer System for the Village of Lincoln.

     



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Scott Latham
Kirk Belt
Lincoln Truck/SUV
Bobick/Jack’sGarage
B & M Bldg/gone 

Gustin Township
David Fialkowski  
Ralph Diemond 
Durfee’s Restaurant
Mary Ross

John McClellan
Bradley Cole
DDA/Autoparts/ gone
Gary Becker
No Number 15
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1
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3.6
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1
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1
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Dick Shepard
DDA/Ctry Inn/gone 
DDA/Stephens/gone
Ralph Diemond/gone
Jeff Erickson

Lisa Bolam 
Scott Ankner
John Budreau
Craig Kilbourn
HBDA/Joe James

Post Office
Gary Becker 
Verizon North  
Kristin Lask
Mary Rivera
 
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 UNITS


3.6
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1

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2
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1
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David Snyder/store
David Snyder/shop
Somers Service bldg/gone
Alcona Motors/main bldg
Lincoln Outdoor Ctr. 

Heather's House of Hair
Lincoln Laundromat   
DDA Twin Lakes/gone 
Kohlers Flowers 
Alcona Motors/bodyshop

Alcona Auto
Village of Lincoln/Skiver
Methodist Church
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1
1
0
4
2

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5.5
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1
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2
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1

President Jordan noted that there were only a few customers who would see an increase in the number of units being charged.  The bulk of changes will be in removing the properties on the system where there are no longer buildings supporting the sewer system.                                  

Jordan stated that he has been in contact with Ernie Delgado to make some new signs for the Village. He received a quote for $450.00 to fix a sign for Barlow Road Park and also create a sign for the ball field.   A motion was made by Lask with support from Gauthier to accept the quote and get the signs made.  Jordan reminded Council Members about the upcoming meeting on March 3rd.  This is a public meeting regarding the master plan.  He further stated that he would like to see us have Denise Cline from NEMCOG help us to rewrite our ordinances.  He said the cost of approximately $10,0000 could be paid for over a 2 year period.  A class for Zoning & Planning essential will be held in Glennie on February 15th.  Four people will be attending on behalf of the Village.  President Jordan applauded the efforts of Dick, Ray and Leonard during the recent storm.  Jordan stated that the fire department will be taking the ladder from the old dock out of Brownlee Lake.  Jordan asked about putting the Village Insurance out for bids this year.  Mary will contact other agencies in the area about a price quote.  A check was received from a property owner to say thanks for help in removing a tree that was cut down by Consumers Power crews.  Bonny Gauthier will be taking over for President Jordan during his upcoming vacation.

Motion was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman to pay the bills as presented.  Motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Lask.  Carried. 

Linda K. Somers, Village Clerk                                   lincolnmi.com

 

 

 

 
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