May 6, 2013
The Lincoln Village
Council met on Monday May 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance
and roll call was taken. Present: President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk
Somers and Council Members Gauthier, Healy, Naylor, Phillips, Somers and
Stutzman. Also present were Attorney
Cook and guests.
Minutes of the
April meeting were approved on a
motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Treasurer Mary Kossa has been
hospitalized recently and was welcomed back by President Jordan and Council
Members. Treasurer’s report was approved
subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Somers.
Leroy Hall stated that it was been a
very busy month. A water shuttle
training class was held over the weekend and several other area departments
joined our local firefighters. Fourteen of our firefighters recently completed
refresher CPR courses. Phillips
questioned whether there have been any recently invoiced runs that we could
look at. None are currently available.
and Naomi Potter stated that they have received a quote for fiberfill for the
playground. The total funding needed is $6,161 which will
pay for mats under the swings and 6 inches of fiberfill. Teresa stated that she believes much of the
work can be done with work bees and volunteers.
They hope to raise more funds next year to pay for an additional 6
inches of fiberfill.
Somers gave his street and sewer reports. He stated that currently the sewer system is
working very well. He will be getting
with Goodrich regarding the street project on Alger Street. The bid will need to be placed in the local
paper before proceeding. He will also be
working on sidewalk repairs in several areas.
He stated that 10 septic tanks were pumped today as part of our yearly
rotation of cleaning.
business Phillips stated that he has
worked with Somers on putting identification markers on all the sewer tanks
served by the village sewer system. He
said he is enjoying learning Village business and how things are run. Gauthier stated that she will be in contact
with Josh Pagels regarding the grant funding for the ball field fencing.
Stutzman thanked the Lincoln Lions for help in fixing the picnic tables. President Jordan stated that he is concerned
about some of the kids hanging out at the playground and the damage they are
causing. Attorney Cook said if they are
doing anything inappropriate they should be asked to leave and the Sheriff’s
department needs to be called if the bad behaviors continue. Gauthier asked about the status of curbs that
were damaged during the winter snow removal.
President Jordan said they will be fixed at the same time as the
sidewalks. A lawn and yard clean-up will
be held on Wednesday May 22nd.
Residents are asked to bundle sticks no longer than 3 feet and to have leaves
and lawn debris in bags at the curb by 8 a.m. on that date.
Jordan stated that he is getting
excited to get the playground fixed up to near new condition this year. He said several work bees will be held to
paint, seal, spread mulch etc during the summer months. He asked for help from Council Members for
work along Barlow Road and Traverse Bay.
Gauthier offered to help set things up and will contact everyone
regarding a date and time. Jordan stated
that the beautification committee has done a wonderful job removing the lights
from the downtown region. There are
still some larger trees in the Post Office island area that need to have lights
removed from. He suggested that the
Council Members help with that project the same night as the clean-up. A weekly raking of the beach area needs to be
done this year. More sand is needed for
the beach area. Two new grills are waiting
being put in at the play ground area.
Our single audit has been completed by Mark Sandula for the Streetscape
projects. This will move us closer to
our goal of closing out the grants. All
the flower boxes have been given away and “new owners” have until May 30th
to get them filled and decorated or they will be given to someone else. President Jordan showed a picture of a
proposed addition of a sign to commemorate the Lincoln Lions and the placement
for it along Second Street. He stated
that he is currently putting the finishing touches on it and will report
back. Jordan talked about the Brownlee
Lake clean-up project and said the pumps are up and running. Porta potties will be ordered for the beach
and boat launch in time for Memorial day.
Bathrooms will also be opened at the Playground area. He further questioned about re-activating a
pole that supplies electricity to the old bathrooms. The fee would be $250 to get it up and
running again. The other solution would
be to run power from the new bathroom building over to the old bathrooms. For now the pole will be reactivated until we
get estimates and can discuss the matter further. The planning Commission meeting will be held
on May 23rd at 6 p.m.
Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by
Gauthier with support from Healy. Motion
carried. Motion to adjourn was made by
Gauthier with support from Stutzman.
Linda K. Somers