VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
JANUARY 3rd, 2011
The Lincoln Village Council met on
Monday January 3rd at 7p.m. at the Village Hall. Those in attendance included: President
Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/ Treasurer Stutzman and
Council Members, Healy, Lask, Naylor, Somers and Stutzman. Absent were Gauthier and Attorney Cook. Meeting was opened with the Pledge of
Allegiance. Minutes of the December
meeting were approved on motion from Lask with support from Somers. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to
audit on motion from Stutzman with support from Healy.
John Guynn of the Masonic Lodge appeared to inquire about the
Streetscape grant that is planned for Traverse Bay State Road. John stated that the Masons would like to
know where they may fit into the plans for the project. He offered support from their organization in
helping in any way possible. President
Jordan stated that there are plans to apply for another grant to finish the
remainder of Traverse Bay further on to Barlow Road. Jordan said they will be looking for help and
input from residents as the streetscape work begins. Council members thanked John for his groups
help on several projects in the past and President Jordan said he knows they
will continue to be a part of helping on things in the future. Leroy Hall, fire chief gave an update on
activities within the department. He
stated that the group is currently working on redoing their storage area. The group will be having ice rescue training
on January 24th.
In old business Lask stated that she has obtained
some old pictures that she is in the process of getting copied for the
Hall. Somers stated that he has been
talking with individuals regarding having a 4 way stop for Second/Main Street
intersection. Motion to table discussion
of the 4 way stop on Second and Main until next month’s meeting was made by
Stutzman with support from Somers.
Carried. Estimates for
replacement of the roofs on the Village Hall and Maintenance buildings were
discussed. Motion to include the roof
bids in the budget meeting for the upcoming 2011/2012 budget year was made by
Lask with support from Naylor.
Carried. Somers stated that most
of the 2nd dock was removed from Brownlee Lake. Only the posts and ladder remain. Thanks to
Dick and Leonard Morang for their efforts!
Stutzman presented photos he has taken of the demolition project. Jordan stated that he would like to have
someone put together a photo collection of all the projects that are currently
In new business Healy stated that she would like to
see some observance of Memorial Day take place in the Village. Jordan stated that the service that was held
in 2010 was well received. He said he
hopes in the future it will continue to be held to honor those who have served
in the armed forces. Naylor inquired
about whether the Masons needed a grease trap on their sink/sewer system. It was observed that it would be a good idea
for their own protection but it is not a requirement for the Village since they
are not on the sewer system. He also
asked about drainage issues that occur at their establishment. Jordan stated that when the streetscape
project occurs it should resolve those issues.
Stutzman asked about the status of the snowmobile races in the
village. Jordan suggested that he
contact Ken Manning for information as he is the person in charge. The races are sanctioned by MIRA and
information can be found on their website.
President Jordan asked Council Members what they are each
prepared to accomplish in the coming year.
He stated that they should each think about their goals for this year
and report back at next month’s meeting.
He challenged members to take on some of the projects that need to be
done. Jordan stated that he will hold off
on the new sewer ordinance until the Village Attorney can be present, hopefully
at the next meeting. Jordan stated that
he has put together a schedule for maintenance of the sewer system that can be
followed yearly since it is a 5 year plan.
Jordan stated that he and Linda met with the CPA for the Village. There are several changes that need to be put
into effect and Mary and Linda will need to attend some classes for using the
Quick Books method of bookkeeping. Motion
was made by Healy with support from Naylor to allow Linda and Mary to attend
the classes and to pay for the gas mileage and class fees. Motion carried. Motion was made by Stutzman with support from
Lask to hold a budget meeting on Monday January 24th at 6 p.m. Motion carried. Jordan said he has received many positive
comments about the Christmas Decorations this year, thanks Dick, Leonard and
Ray. The master plan is now out to
adjacent communities for review. A
planning commission meeting will be held following the review of the master
plan. Jordan and Connie Stutzman will
work together with Denise Cline about scheduling meetings regarding public
hearings. Treasurer Mary Kossa addressed
the group about a planned ceremony at the Twin Lakes Cemetery to honor the last
Civil War veteran. She stated that the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War would coincide with the ceremony and she said they
would like to see about holding something within the Village. Mary offered to talk with other service
agencies about helping with “seed money” for advertising and set up of the
events. Kristin Lask andPhil Naylor
offered to work with Mary on getting things moving for this event. Jordan thanked Council Members for all their
hard work and said he is looking forward to doing even more in the future.
pay the bills as presented was made by Lask with support from Stutzman. Carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by Lask with support from Healy. Carried.
Linda K. Somers