VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
March 3, 2014
The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday March 3, 2014 at 7
p.m. at the Village Hall. The meeting
was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present included President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers and
Council Members, Gauthier, Healy, Naylor, Phillips and Stutzman. Council Member
Somers was absent. Minutes of the
February meeting were approved on motion
from Phillips/Gauthier. Treasurer’s
report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier/Phillips.
Fire Chief Leroy Hall gave a report on activities within the
fire department and first responders. He
stated that the department has sent two pagers out for repair. They have a
possible new fire fighter candidate to introduce following a background
check. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Serafin
said he was called upon today to help with the transport of a patient to the
hospital. President Jordan thanked them
for all they do to help the community.
Zoning fees were discussed.
Information was received from Denise Cline of NEMCOG and also from the
City of Harrisville. John Stutzman
stated that he has concerns about some of the figures. He stated that he would
like to see a set fee for any construction and not use the cost of the
structure as the basis for that fee. A lengthy discussion followed. Motion was
made by Gauthier/Phillips to pass the new fee schedule that includes revisions
as discussed. Motion carried. Public
meeting will be held to present the new fees.
Discussion was held regarding generators for emergency use within the
Village. Treasurer Kossa and President
Jordan attended a meeting regarding funding that may be available through
grants from Emergency Planners for Alcona County. Mary and Phil then gathered bids for
generators at two locations. Price of
approximately $7,000 was given for a generator that would be placed at the
Baptist Church. The bid for locating a
generator at the Senior Center would be approximately $27,000. President Jordan stated that he and Mary
will pursue this matter and report back at another meeting. No Street report was given as Somers was
In old business Phillips asked about the status of the
sewer. President Jordan stated that
since Rich Gillespie has taken over the operations of the system the problem
with the transducers has been remedied.
The repairs were costly and the DDA has agreed to help pay those bills.
In new business Naylor asked about possibility of having a pavilion for the
Flights of Imagination as well as a well system putin theree. President Jordan is working with Karen Godi, DDA
member and together they hope to put together a grant application to be
included in next years’ DNR grant process.
President Jordan advised Council Members to look around at pavilions in
the area and give feed- back at a later date.
Gauthier asked about plans for salt storage for the future. Money has been set aside in the new budget
and we will continue to seek resolution to the issue. President Jordan gave his
report. He stated that we have recently completed
revisions of the ordinances for the Village.
He hopes to work with Chairperson Connie Stutzman and Zoning
Administrator Troy Somers very soon to get things started so that the updated
ordinances can be adopted. President
Jordan stated that he will be working on stencils for Village equipment this
week. He has requested that a board be
put together to contain all keys for everything that the Village owns. Additionally he has again requested a master
list of contact persons that work with us.
He asked to have the mural on the wall in the meeting room moved so that
it is hung properly. Suggestion was made
that we consider having picnic tables built perhaps as a service project with
the Lincoln Lions. At last months’
meeting a request for a maintenance schedule was made – so far we have not
received it. He stated that we need to
maintain our equipment whether it’s repairing a door handle or mirror – we need
to get it taken care of immediately.
President Jordan stated that there is help available for filing Income
Tax for Senior Citizens. Susan Krey,
ACCOA director said they could use additional help from persons who know how to
prepare taxes or those who are willing to learn. Interested persons are encouraged to contact
her at the Senior Center. Letter was
received from District Health Department #2 regarding Brownlee Lake beach. It stated that there had been one incident
where a posting had to be made regarding E-coli caused from goose
droppings. In the past several residents
have helped with the clean-up efforts but there is concern about cleaning up
the beach area and docks. Gauthier will
continue to see what options are available. A motion was made by Gauthier with
support from Stutzman to pay the bills as presented. Carried.
A motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Healy. Motion carried.
Linda K. Somers