VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
January 7, 2013
The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday January 7th
at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. The
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, Healy, Somers and Stutzman. Council Member Lask was
absent. Also present were Attorney Cook and guests.
the December meeting were approved on
a motion by Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from
Gauthier with support from Stutzman.
Schulze of Johnson & Schulze presented members with a copy of the Village’s
recent audit report. Most importantly Kristy stated that we
received a clean opinion for this audit.
Kristy pointed out a few areas that she felt could be improved upon but
said basically her comments were meant to be constructive and helpful. President Jordan stated that the Village and
DDA both have had a huge task in doing this particular audit because of the
grants involved. Village applies for the grants with matching funds coming from
the DDA then we work together to get things accomplished. He said this audit will be useful to help us
improve in the long run.
comment time Naomi Potter and Teresa
Hart stated that 2 grants were received totaling $4586 to be used to lay down
mulch for the Flights of Imagination playground. A donation of $500 was received from Pat
Jilbert and $130 from her shop employees in honor of her husband Ron
Jilbert. To date there is a total of
nearly $8000 to be used to improve the playground in the spring. Much of the money was also raised in the
recent bake sales. John Klinger, Gustin
Township Supervisor addressed the Council about a new program that is being
offered in Alcona County regarding health and nutrition. Judy MacNeill is presenting a program called
Fuel up to 60. She presented statistics
about obesity in both Michigan and Alcona County. She gave information to the Council to
motivate everyone to become healthier through positive lifestyle changes. She challenged the community to join the
“Let’s Move” campaign. A motion was made
by Gauthier with support from Stutzman to file an application to allow Lincoln
to be designated as a “Let’s Move” community and to authorize Sara Healy to act
as a liaison on our behalf.
Fire Chief stated that this has been
a very busy year for the departments.
The total runs for the year is 203, 141 outside the Village, 62 were
inside the Village. Connie Stutzman stated that the next planning meeting is
set for January 17th at 6 p.m.
We are looking forward to completing the process of re-writing our
ordinances and getting everything ready for a final approval by the
Somers gave his Sewer and Street Reports. We are averaging 3706 gallons per day being
pumped into the system. He stated that
Barlow will need to be crack sealed this year. President Jordan asked to have
the price quote for discussion at the upcoming budget meeting. He anticipates that Main Street and a few
other small streets need to be done this year.
Bonny will contact someone from MEDC regarding whether or not grant
funds are available for street repairs.
were received for the pickup truck the village has advertised for sale. One was a bid
for $1,062 and another was a bid for $752.
Both bids were well below the bid threshold that was expected. Motion was made by Gauthier with support from
Healy to accept both bids and to then reject both while pursuing other avenues
for selling the truck. Bonny will work
with Dick to get things ready to advertise it again.
Jordan stated that he has been
contacted by someone regarding the movie, “Lincoln” and the possibility of
having it shown in the community.
President Jordan will contact the proper authorities and see about
having details worked out. The showing
date would be February 12th. Motion
was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman to have President Jordan pursue
this venture. Motion carried. Lighting of the Village went very well this
year. Many positive comments were made
by those in attendance. First place went
to Ted and Deb Shaneour, Second place went to Dick and Norma Somers, Third
place went to Billy and Edna Somers and Fourth place went to Rod and Cindy
Kilbourn. The travelling trophy for the
business community went to Alcona Motors.
A plaque was delivered to the Linton family for the flagpole donated in
their father’s memory. President Jordan
stated that he recently met Marty Carpenter, son of the late Doc Carpenter,
local veterinarian that passed away several years ago. President Jordan stated that he would like to
purchase a plaque to designate the tree that was donated by his family in his
honor. Council members agreed that this should be pursued.
There are several things that need to be fixed on the
dump truck. There is a bad cylinder and
a bad gas tank. John stated that he
feels we need to fix the gas tank immediately before the weather gets bad. Thanks goes to Kenny Lalonde for his work on
much of our equipment. President Jordan
stated that we are getting close to where we need to be in terms of
repairs. Dick will also get a light for
the loader and have it put on as soon as possible.
resignation was received from Connie
Stutzman from her positions as Deputy Clerk/Treasurer effective
immediately. Motion was made by Gauthier
with support from Healy to accept the resignation with regret. Thanks to Connie for her many years of
service to the community.
Stutzman stated that a snowmobile race is planned for
Lincoln this year although a date is not definite yet.
Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by
Stutzman with support from Gauthier.
Motion carried. Motion to adjourn
was made by Gauthier with support from Healy.
Linda K. Somers