June 2012


June 4, 2012

 Lincoln Village Council met on Monday June 4, 2012 at 7 p.m.at the Village Hall.  Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Those present included President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Stutzman and Council Members Healy, Lask, Naylor, Somers and Stutzman.  Council Member Gauthier was absent.  Also present were Attorney Cook and guests. 

Minutes of the May meeting were approved on a motion from Lask with support from Healy. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Lask with support from Naylor.

Alcona County Sheriff Doug Atchison introduced himself and spoke about his bid for re-election.  He has been with the Sheriff’s Department in several capacities over many years.  He gave a brief overview of services that are offered to area residents. 

Fire Chief Leroy Hall said it has been relatively quiet.  Work on the brush rig is moving along nicely.  Jordan thanked the department for their presence within the community at various functions including the group that helped with the Memorial Day ceremony last week. 

In public comment Zoning Administrator Troy Somers stated that some property owners have been notified about cleaning and mowing.  He will also check into a few more complaints that need to be addressed.  There is also a sign that needs to be taken down that Troy will look into.  The next Planning/Zoning meeting is scheduled for June 21st.  Kathy Putsky stated that the Memorial Day ceremony was very good again this year.  Debbie Shaneour stated that there are several fundraisers for the Brownlee Lake Association over the next several months.  She posted a list of upcoming events.  The beautification committee has been keeping very busy cleaning and planting within the community.  Jordan thanked the group for their efforts.  Nathan Walker approached the council regarding a new baseball team that has been formed and will be playing on the ball diamond.  He wanted to make sure that the schedule works with anyone else who may need to use the field.  Council members welcomed having a men’s league in the village again.  They will be playing their first game on Sunday June 10th. 

In old business Stutzman stated that the flower boxes at the playground have been planted.  He questioned if it was possible to get some benches at the playground area.  Jordan will look into it with him and try to find something that will work.  Healy stated that she has talked with Gauthier regarding doing some fundraising for cleanup and repairs at the Flights of Imagination.  She said they are looking at small goals and the group will be getting together to put their plans in motion.  Somers stated that he has collected money for dirt for the ball fields.  He asked for permission to pay fuel costs for someone to haul the dirt to us.  Council members agreed that it was a good idea.  Lask stated that the Memorial Day ceremony was wonderful.  Jordan stated that he has heard a lot of positive comments. 

In new business Stutzman said he will continue working around the playground.  Somers stated that 10 septics were pumped today and some were pretty tough.  Dick will talk with the property owners involved.  Naylor asked about getting a shelter tent for use at village ceremonies/events.  Jordan asked him to come back with some figures at the next meeting for the cost of renting or buying one. 

President Jordan stated that there was a water problem at the ball field bathrooms a few weeks ago.  Dick stated that the issue has been resolved.  The electricity at the ball field will be addressed soon.  The new banners are in but we are awaiting new brackets in order to install them on the poles.  Jordan stated that there is a need to get more trash cans placed around the area.   Thank You goes out to Dick and Hester Laird for the donation of a photo album of the Village centennial celebration.  A porta potty will be placed at the beach soon. 

Motion was made by Lask with support from Healy to put the delinquent people that are on the sewer system on the tax roll and pass the following resolution: 2012-01. Be it resolved on a request from the Village Treasurer received and filed that these accounts including penalties are unpaid.

Lincoln Truck & SUV                                  052-000-023-005-00                   200.81

Leonard Bobick Jr.                                     052-000-023-005-01                   341.61

Leonard Bobick Jr.                                     052-000-023-006-00                   141.18

Mary Ross                                                052-000-024-002-00                   201.18

Durfee’s Village Restaurant                          052-000-024-001-02                   454.61

Heathers House of Hair                               052-000-031-001-02                     93.15

Roll call vote was taken with Healy, Lask, Naylor, Somers, and Stutzman all ayes.  Gauthier was absent.  Motion carried.

Jordan stated that a work bee was held at the playground and a lot of work was accomplished.  He thanked all those who helped out.  He stated that he would like have a bee every 4 to 6 weeks during the summer months. 

Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Lask with support from Healy.  Motion carried.  A motion to adjourn was made by Stutzman with support from Lask.  Motion carried.

Linda K. Somers

Village Clerk


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