JULY 2010



July 6, 2010


The Lincoln Village Council met on Tuesday July 6th at 7 p.m.  at the Village Hall.  Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Those in attendance included:  President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman and Council Members: Gauthier, Lask,Naylor, Somers and Stutzman.  Kennard was absent.  Also present was Attorney David Cook and guests.

Minutes of the June meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Somers. Motion carried. Treasurerís report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Carried.

Roger MacNeill First Responder Chief stated the #1 truck has problems with the batteries.  He stated that the budget is a little light in that area, President Jordan stated that we will have to adjust the budget accordingly.  Roger then asked about the fire department auxiliary, if it is still in existence etc. Gauthier stated that there were only 3 people on the board along with a few other people who helped out.  In the past year 2 board members have resigned and there are currently no people on it.  Attorney Cook stated that members of the auxiliary should not be affiliated with the council or members of the fire department or first responders.   President Jordan stated that perhaps the fire department should try to find people that are interested and he will try to help find other interested individuals in the community.   He asked about the ORV ordinance for the village.  Currently there is to be no ORV traffic along Barlow Road from South Sleeper Drive to the south village limits.  President Jordan stated that he has been in contact with the Alcona County Board of Commissioners and has asked them to address the possibility of adjusting the access points for people riding ORVís. 

One bid was received from Everett Goodrich Trucking Asphalt/Paving of Alpena for work on Alger Street.  The bid was in the amount of $ 10,800.00 and $1,500.00 for gravel if needed.  A motion was made by Gauthier to accept the bid from Goodrich and award the contact to that company.  Naylor offered support.  Motion carried. 

In old business Stutzman asked about the lights for the Flights of Imagination play area.  Jordan stated that he hopes to have something in place soon.  There will be several projects to get things cleaned up there before fall.  Somers presented an estimate for work along the shoulders of Barlow Road.   Motion was made by Stutzman with support from Lask to have the Alcona County Road Commission do the work at an estimated cost of $1900.00.  Motion carried.  Lask questioned the lawn mowing for the village.  Jordan stated that there have been some small issues and they have been addressed and taken care of.  Gauthier stated that there is a spot along Main Street that needs to be taken care of.  Jordan will see what needs to be done. 

In new business Naylor asked about purchasing two new garbage cans for the Flights of Imagination.  Somers will order them.  Somers stated that he needs to purchase a vise and a sawzall for the shop.  Motion was made by Lask with support from Gauthier to allow Dick to purchase the items at a cost of up to $250.00.  Motion carried.  Gauthier stated that she would like to see cameras purchased for the bathroom area at the Flights of Imagination.  She also asked that the dock at the beach be fixed immediately.

President Jordan read a letter of resignation from Joan Gonyea, Planning Commission chairman due to health issues.  Motion was made by Stutzman with support from Gauthier to accept the resignation with deep regret.  Motion carried.  A letter was received from the MEDC that funds for the demolition of the 2 buildings along 2nd Street have been released.  He stated that a large television was donated to the village and will be used by the fire department.  Also a picnic table was donated by Pat Richardson and has been placed at the beach.   Ken Manning has asked about having a flea market at the old school site.  The council offered their support.  President Jordan addressed the issue of vandalism at the restrooms at the Flights of Imagination recently.  Mud was thrown on the floors and walls, toilets were plugged and water left running. Jordan thanked Kent Gauthier, Larry Somers and Dick Somers for their work in cleaning up the mess. He will be working with the Lincoln Lions to see about installing cameras in the playground area soon.  A meeting will be held for the planners for the Citizen of the year award.  Jordan thanked those who attended and participated in the Memorial Day events.  Jordan stated that a sewer meeting will be held in the near future.   Jerry Ludwiczak Jr.  contacted Jordan about having another ball tournament this year.  He is requesting to have the first one the weekend of July 24th and 25th.  This one will only involve 3 teams.  The other tournament will be held in August.  A planning commission meeting will be held this month.  Denise Cline will meet with the group and make recommendations about updating the master plan.  The meeting will be held on July 21st.  A meeting will be held to discuss fire contracts and what direction to take in planning for the future.  Jordan stated that he and Dick will be doing a water test at the Village Hall tomorrow.  Jordan talked about the insurance policies for the village.  He stated that we will put the insurance out for bids for next year.  Mary has contacted 2 agencies about putting it out for bids by mid March.  A check was received from the current carrier, Lappan Agency for reimbursement for a fire truck that we no longer own. 

In public comment, Kent Gauthier asked about the dirt for the ball diamond and was told it was donated.  Thank You to whomever.

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


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