VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
November 1, 2010
Village Council met on Monday November 1st at 7p.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: Gauthier, Kennard, Lask, Naylor and Stutzman. Council Member Somers and Attorney Cook were
absent. Also present were guests.
the October meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from
Stutzman. Carried. Treasurerís report was approved subject to
audit on motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Carried.
No old business was presented; it has been a quiet month. Stutzman stated that it seems to have been
helpful to have the new lights at the playground. Gauthier suggested installing lights at the
beach area next summer.
In new business Gauthier asked about a fall
cleanup/pickup schedule. Residents are
asked to have their leaves/brush at the curb for pick up by 8a.m. on November18th
to be included in the pickup.
Zoning Administrator stated that he is currently working to have some
properties cleaned up. Leroy Hall, Fire
Chief stated that they are continuing to work on getting some work done on the
main fire truck. President Jordan asked
for some cleanup work to be done in the firefighterís area at the hall.
President Jordan gave his report.
The demolition work is moving along very well. Bierlein has been great to work with Jordan
stated. The streetscape project for 2nd
Street will begin soon. The power poles
and lines will be moved to the backside of the buildings as soon as things are
settled with Consumerís Energy. The main
part of the project will be done in the spring.
Gauthier stated that she would like to see public participation as well
as having Council Members and DDA members involved in the selection process for
items that will be purchased. A lengthy
discussion followed. President Jordan
stated that he would like to thank the DDA, Bob Jones, Don Read and Fleis
Vandenbrink for their help in doing the demolition project. Additionally thanks go to Shawn Somers,
Linton Fowler Jr. and the Alcona County Road Commission for their help of time
and equipment for the ball fields that are currently under construction.
The Trick or Trunk /Chili & Soup
Cook off & Fall Decorating contests all had great participation. In the Chili cook-off 1st
place went to Lincoln Pharmacy, 2nd place a tie between Heatherís
House of Hair & Lincoln Precision 3rd place Dellar Dairy. The soup contest saw Backwoods Bistro taking
1st place, Our Place 2nd, and Theresaís Day Care 3rd. In the fall decorating contest Cozy Cabin 1st,
Backwoods Bistro 2nd and Michigan Works 3rd. Thanks go out to Teresa Hart and Naomi Potter
for putting together another great community event.
President Jordan presented a
approval regarding the master plan. Motion was made by Kennard with support
from Stutzman to approve the resolution.
Roll call vote was taken:
Gauthier, Kennard, Lask, Naylor and Stutzman, aye. Somers was absent. The resolution follows:
VILLAGE OF LINCOLN MASTER PLAN
RESOLUTION FOR RIGHT TO HAVE FINAL APPROVAL
Lincoln Village Council
WHEREAS, The Village of Lincoln has undertaken development of a Master Plan
to guide development; promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the
Village; to encourage the proper use of resources; to facilitate recreation and
other public improvements; and to consider the character of the Village and
suitability of particular land uses, and
WHEREAS, Section 43 (3) Of public 33 of 2008, commonly known as the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, gives
the Village Council the authority to assert the right to make final approval or
rejection of said Master Plan, and
WHEREAS, The Lincoln Village Council has a responsibility to the citizens of
the Village of Lincoln to provide for and promote the public health, safety and
general welfare of the Village, and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that
the Lincoln Village Council hereby asserts the authority to make the final
approval or rejection of the Village of Lincoln Master Plan as a guideline for
improving the overall quality of life for the residents of the Village of
I hereby certify that the forgoing
Resolution (No. 10-06) was adopted at a regular meeting of the Lincoln Village
Council held on November 1st, 2010.
Linda K. Somers Lincoln Village Clerk
Jordan stated that the pontoon/swim platform is finished and will be put in
next spring. Currently there are plans
to remove the docks possibly yet this year.
Thanks to Ron Kennard, he is attending his last meeting. We are also looking forward to working with
the new council member Sara Healy.
approve the bills as presented was made by Gauthier with support from Lask.
Carried. Motion to adjourn was made by
Kennard with support from Gauthier.