NOV 2010


November 1, 2010

Lincoln 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.

Minutes of 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. 

Troy Somers, 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 resolution for 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:


 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 Lincoln. 

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

President 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.

Motion to 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.  Carried. 

Linda K. Somers

Village Clerk

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