June 2010


Village June Minutes


June 7, 2010

The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday June 7, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.  The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Those present included President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers and Council Members: Gauthier, Kennard, Lask, Somers and Stutzman.  Council Member Naylor and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman were absent.  Also present were several guests and Village Attorney Cook.

The minutes of the May meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Kennard.  Carried. The Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Somers.  Carried.

Fire Chief Bob Reynolds introduced new firefighters for the Village.  They include Mike Serafin, Keith Thompson and Anthony Escareno.  Bob also stated that he is putting in for a DNR grant that would be a 50/50 match.  The funds could be taken directly from the Fire Department’s budget.  He stated that they have until June 25th to file the necessary paperwork.  Bob will be taking care of all the paperwork pertinent to that grant application.  President Jordan welcomed the new firefighters and thanked them for their efforts in volunteering on the department. Sue Kennard stated that the Brownlee Lake Association stated that the permit has been secured from the DEQ for beginning work on the aeration system for the lake.  She stated that they should have a release of funds for the grant money and hope to begin the project in July.  She stated that they have received donations from people and will continue to try to raise funds through their Texas Hold-em parties and solicitations.  Troy Somers, Zoning Administrator stated that he has sent out 5 letters to property owners asking them to clean up their areas.  He stated that there has been movement in 3 of the areas so far.  Kennard stated that some of these are becoming health and safety issues in instances where buildings are up for sale.  President Jordan stated that the home on Millen Street has been cleaned up satisfactorily. 

In old business Stutzman stated that the Flights of Imagination Park is looking very good.  Dick has done a lot of maintenance and volunteers have cleaned up the flower beds.  Jordan stated that the park looks nicer this year than in many previous years.  Special thanks to the “bag ladies” for their help in keeping flowers in the community looking good.  President Jordan is still trying to get the trees trimmed along Traverse Bay.  Kennard stated that the application for the boat launch grant is moving forward.  Kennard stated that he would like the record to reflect that no bids were received for the boat launch.  Kennard commended the homeowner that is restoring the home on Traverse Bay.  Kennard stated that he would like to continue working to move forward with addressing fire funding from the 4 townships that give funding to the Village.    Somers read an ad for publication for roadwork.  A motion to place the ad for publication for work was made by Somers with support from Kennard.  Carried.

In new business Somers stated that a home on the corner of 1st and Fiske Street is set to be torn down soon.  The new owners need to contact the building department.  He stated that there is a lot of work needed on the Village pickup.  He presented estimates for repairs to the Council.  The repairs that are needed total over $2,000 and work on the body totals over $3,700.  A discussion followed.  President Jordan stated that he believes we need to look around for used and or new vehicles.  Kennard asked about the road that leads to the boat launch/ramp.  Somers stated that he doesn’t believe that it is a dedicated roadway.  Attorney Cook stated that it may be considered an access road only.  In order to do the grant for the launch area it will need to be measured for inclusion. 

President Jordan stated that in regards to ORV closure within the Village, things haven’t been closed as planned.  He stated that he has been questioned about leaving an access point open along South Sleeper Drive.  ORV riders would like to have someplace to get into the business areas in town.  Currently plans were in place to close Barlow Road from Village limit to Village limit.  A motion to amend the prior motion regarding ORV traffic on Barlow Road from South Sleeper Drive to the southern village limits was made by Kennard with support from Lask.  Motion carried.  In order to get the boat launch grant moving forward there is a need for a topographical survey to be done.  A motion to have a survey done not to exceed $650 was made by Stutsman with support from Kennard.   President Jordan stated that he would like to close the Flights of Imagination Park from 9 pm until 8 am.  A motion was made by Kennard with support from Somers to close the park from 9 pm until 8 am.  Carried.  President Jordan stated that the Memorial Day events in the village were carried out very well this year.  He thanked those who participated and especially thanked Dick Sheppard for his work in putting the service together. Also a special Thank You to Ron Kennard for actually putting together the entire program.  Grant funding for demolition of 2 buildings in the 2nd Street area are well underway.  Jordan stated that funds should be able to be released after June 14th.  The streetscape grant funds will be under environmental review and should be able to be accomplished yet this year.  The ICE grant along Traverse Bay Street should be accomplished next year.  The final goal is to complete work on Traverse Bay Street to Barlow Road.  Jordan stated that there are several stops in Lincoln for bus service through Thunder Bay Transportation Authority.  This is on a trial basis currently.  The Alcona County Quilt trail maps are available for anyone who is interested.   More work has been done on the village website thanks to Eileen Oposnow.  Jordan stated that he would like to close the Brownlee Lake beach when the aeration process first starts.  Jordan has received a request to move the basketball hoops from the Village hall area and place them at the tennis court area.  Council members agreed that moving them would be a great idea.  Jordan stated that he would like to have a Citizen of the Year award for outstanding people within the community.   Kennard, Gauthier, Lask, Kossa and Jordan will form a committee to address this matter.  A bid for work on F41 was received from the Alcona County Road Commission for shoulder work. Stutzman offered the motion with support from Kennard to do the

A motion was made by Kennard with support from Somers to put the delinquent people that are on the sewer system on the tax roll and pass the following resolution:  Be it resolved, upon a request from the Village Treasurer, received and filed that these accounts including penalties and interest are unpaid.

Lincoln Truck & SUV          052-000-023-005-00       Sewer Service  372.57

Leonard Bobick Jr.             052-000-023-005-01       Sewer Service 745.14

Leonard Bobick Jr.             052-000-023-006-00       Sewer Service 372.57

Durfee’s Restaurant          052-000-024-001-02       Sewer Service 1000.56

Mary Ross                            052-000-024-002-00       Sewer Service 353.04                                                    

Heather’s House of Hair  052-000-031-001-02         Sewer Service 186.29

Jeffrey Erickson                  052-000-027-002-00        Sewer Service 277.94

That it is ordered pursuant to act 4.03 of Lincoln Village Sewer Ordinance.   That said accounts become a lien on the applicable lands that are served by the sewer and are to be added to the 2010 assessment roll to be collected by the Village treasurer.  Roll vote taken: Gauthier, Kennard, Lask, Somers and Stutzman, all aye.  Absent, Naylor.  Motion carried.

Roll vote: Gauthier, Kennard, Lask, Somers, Stutzman  all ayes Naylor absent motion carried. A meeting for the sewer committee has been tentatively set up for June 28th at 6 pm.

 A motion to send $200.00 to Huron Shores Chamber of Commerce for fireworks was   made by Somers with support from Stutzman.  Motion carried.  A motion to hire Johnson & Schulze for audit purposes was made by Lask with support from Gauthier.  Motion carried.  A motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman.  Motion carried.  Motion to adjourn by Stutzman with support from Kennard.  Carried. 

Linda K. Somers

Village Clerk


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