July 2013

July 1, 2013

Lincoln Village Council met on Monday July 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.  Meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Those present included; Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers and Council Members, Gauthier, Healy, Phillips, Somers and Stutzman.  Absent were President Jordan and Council Member Naylor.  Meeting was presided over by President Pro-Tem Bonny Gauthier.  Minutes of the June meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Somers.  Treasurerís report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman.  Treasurer Kossa reminded residents that their tax information is posted to the village website at lincolnmi.com.  

Leroy Hall, fire chief gave his report.  He stated that there have been repairs made to the fire truck and some needed for the first responder rig.  The brush rig has a radiator leak that needs to be fixed.  He is nearly finished filling out paperwork for a grant through the DNR. He said this is a 50/50 match grant.
Sheila Phillips, County Commissioner addressed the board.  July 18th a joint meeting regarding the economic future of Alcona County will be held. It will be held at 6 pm at the EMS building o M-72.  She asked that people let her know if they are attending so that there will be enough food for everyone who is planning to be there. She would like to have 2 persons attend from the Village Council.  She presented a flyer for the Alcona County Fair that will be held at the ARA site August 21at through the 24th. 
Dick Somers gave his street report.  He also said he had a problem today with one of the pumps for the sewer system.  He will be working on resolving the problem tomorrow.  

In old business Stutzman asked about whether or not sidewalks will be fixed in town.  There are several that need to be done and Bonny suggested that Dick get figures together and bring to the next meeting. Phillips suggested that we do something about having a work order plan put in motion for priorities that need to be attended to.  The mulch for the playground should be arriving in the next 2 weeks.  Sara Healy presented a policy that was drafted following a discussion at last monthís meeting regarding payroll.  A motion to adopt the payroll policy was made by Stutzman with support from Phillips.  The policy states:  It is the policy of the Village of Lincoln that all employee payroll checks will be issued on the first business day of the month.  If the first of the month should fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the check will be issued on the following Monday.  If the first should fall on a holiday, the check will be issued the next business day.  Phillips stated that the buoys have been placed at the beach area this past week.  Also, the 2 new Barbeque grills have been installed at the Flights of Imagination playground area.  Bonny presented a check to the Treasurer from Maurice and Mary High in memory of Connor Kasubowski who passed away last week.  It is to be used for the little league baseball field.  Bonny stated that she has received word that the fencing company will honor the estimate they gave last year for fencing the new ball field.  She said we need to get things taken care of quickly as the bills need to be turned in soon.  Phillips asked that we honor the fallen firefighters in Arizona with a moment of silence.  

In new business Stutzman asked about the 5 minute rule for persons who address the board.  He was assured that President Jordan will take care of it if it becomes an issue again.  Somers said he has been trying to get pavement markings taken care of.

Presidentís report was given by Bonny.  The 2nd dock will be put in soon at the beach.  The signs for the new bathroom and also the sign for the tree commemorating Dr Carpenter have been put up. President Jordan asked that Council Members be vigilant in checking the park area.  This includes the Barlow Road Park as well as the Flights of Imagination Park.  We need to draft an ordinance regarding park usage and therefore we will be able to put up signs for park hours.  Attorney Cook suggested modeling an ordinance after the one in place at the beach area. 

Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Stutzman with support from Somers. Motion carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Stutzman with support from Somers. Motion carried.

Linda K. Somers
Village Clerk
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