VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
MARCH 4th, 2013
The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday March 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. In attendance included: President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers and Council Members Gauthier, Healy, Naylor and Stutzman. Absent: Council Members Richard Somers and Kristin Lask. Also present were several guests and Attorney Cook.
Minutes of the February meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Healy. Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman.
In public comment time Phil Phillips stated that he would like to be considered for a position on the Village Council. Teresa Hart asked about having the Village help to hold the donations for the Easter Egg Hunt in the future. It was advised by Attorney Cook that a separate account can be set up that will allow the group to secure the funds. It will be held on March 30th from 11:00 to 12:00 for the egg hunt. Following the hunt excursion hot dogs and other refreshments will be served and the children will be redeeming their tickets for prizes at the fire hall. Donations can still be made to Teresa Hart or Naomi Potter. Teresa thanked the support from the Village and the DDA.
Cora Deller appeared before the Council to state that she would like to join the Lincoln Fire Department/First Responders. Fire Chief Leroy Hall and Assistant Fire Chief Scott DuBay both highly recommended that Cora be allowed to join. Motion was made by Healy with support from Stutzman to accept Cora as a new firefighter/first responder. Charles Snyder from the Masonic Lodge addressed the board. He stated that there is a wish list at the lodge and one of the things they have planned is to re-do their parking lot. He stated he would like to keep communications open. He will be working with President Jordan to iron out some issues that could be valuable to both groups. Fire chief stated that they are working on Standard Operating Procedures and he feels they are on the right track. So far it has been fairly quiet. President Jordan stated that he would like to see a policy in place for media issues that have arisen lately. Attorney Cook will work with the group to present something that will work for our local groups.
In old business Gauthier will be in contact with the ball players regarding the camping issue for their ball tournaments. Healy stated that she has recently attended her first meeting of “Let’s Move” and it has been decided to involve the entire county rather than individual towns/municipalities. The group will be trying to work with people to make healthier choices in food and snacks.
In new business Naylor inquired about the issue with Barlow Road Park and the camping that was being done there. President Jordan stated that the District Health Department had notified him regarding the violation of health issues. It would be a very costly venture to develop it into an acceptable campground. Newly sworn Council Member Naylor thanked the group for accepting him back on the Council. Stutzman said he will be planting several of the flower boxes again this year. He will also be working on re-vamping the picnic tables for the Flights of Imagination Playground. President Jordan is planning a work bee at the area and everything will be spruced up.
President Jordan gave his report. He said there will be a murder mystery/dinner on March 16th at the Senior Citizen Center. The Alcona High School Drama club will be hosting the event. The Alcona County Wide Clean-up will be held in May and a letter was read from the County Commissioners. President Jordan addressed the Easter Egg Hunt and Trick or Trunk events. He stated that we have never given any monetary support from the Village because it is illegal for us to do so. He stated that there is a lot of misinformation and he wants to set the record straight. President Jordan stated that he has received word that the MEDC will not be funding 2 of the applicants who applied for funds for the façade grant. He said the MEDC will not give funds to Alcona Motors because they have never given funding to a Car Dealership. Additionally they will not consider Coles Appliance or Sleep Shop because they are out of the downtown district. They will however consider the Old Bank building and the Cozy Cabin for MEDC funds.
President Jordan stated that the closeout letters for the Streetscape and ICE grant projects should be received very soon. He said he would like to hire Connie Stutzman and Evelyn Good and have them sort and file everything that is in the Streetscape projects. A plaque will be ordered soon for the tree that was planted in memory of Dr Carpenter by the Village Hall. A picnic table was ordered for the beach area and 2 charcoal grills are also ordered for the Flights of Imagination area.
Motion to pay the bills was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Motion carried.
Linda K. Somers