February 7, 2011
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.
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.
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.
Ordinance to amend the original sewer ordinance was presented by President
Jordan: The Ordinance follows:
VILLAGE OF LINCOLN
SEWER ORDINANCE NO . 87-2
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,
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,
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
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,
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.
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.
resolution passed by the Village of Lincoln Council this 7th day of
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.
B & M Bldg/gone
No Number 15
| # of|
Somers Service bldg/gone
Alcona Motors/main bldg
Lincoln Outdoor Ctr.
Heather's House of Hair
DDA Twin Lakes/gone
Village of Lincoln/Skiver
|# of |
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.
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.
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.
Somers, Village Clerk lincolnmi.com