Nov 2011


November 7, 2011


The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday November 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.  Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call was taken; Present were, President Jordan, Treasurer Kossa, Clerk Somers, Deputy Clerk /Treasurer Stutzman and Council Members Gauthier, Healy, Naylor and Stutzman.  Member Somers & Lask were absent.

Minutes of the October 3rd meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman.  Treasurer’s report was approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Healy. 

Leroy Hall, Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief Scott DuBay gave a report on recent activity within the department.  Scott stated that they are implementing a maintenance program for the vehicles.  With the current repairs he feels things are now up to date.  Leroy stated that they are continuing to work on resolving the siren issue.  Both stated there has been some progress on the brush rig but it still has not been able to be turned into the Village’s name.

Rich Gillies, representing the Lincoln Lions requested funding for the Festival of Lights contest coming up on December 2nd.  Gauthier made a motion to give $200 to the Lincoln Lions, Stutzman offered support, motion carried.  Ed Buelow – part-time resident thanked the Council for their work on the streetscape.  He congratulated the entire board.  President Jordan offered his thanks to the beautification committee for all their help in getting the holes ready for tree planting this week.  Debbie Shaneour stated that she has information on the benches that can be ordered in memory of or in honor of someone.  Anyone interested in purchasing a bench may contact Debbie at (989) 736-8346.  Connie Stutzman talked about the joint meeting that was held with members of the Gustin Township board and Denise Cline for the planning commission.  The next meeting will be held on January 12th.

In old business John Stutzman asked about a dip in the driveway of the Lutheran Parsonage area that has occurred since the streetscape.  Jordan stated that they will look at it tomorrow.  Stutzman stated that he is happy to see the tree decorated near the Village Hall.  Bonny Gauthier asked about the cameras at the Flights of Imagination, Jordan stated that they will stay up the entire year.  Sara Healy stated that the Trick or Trunk and the Chili/Soup Cook off went very well. Candy was distributed to approximately 300 children.  Thanks go to Theresa Hart and Naomi Potter for their efforts in putting this together.  Winners of the Chili Cook-off were:  1st place Lincoln Pharmacy, 2nd place Bob High Catering and 3rd place Huron Community Bank.  For soups it was 1st place to Backwoods Bistro, 2nd place to Lincoln Lock & Storage and 3rd to Teresa’s Daycare.  The best decorated business was Garden Delight Nursery.  Sandra and Nick Williams were the winners of the decorated car – they were dressed as scarecrows and the car was decorated as a pumpkin patch. 

In new business Gauthier spoke about the lights for the new trees for Christmas this year.  President Jordan stated that he has received monetary donations towards purchasing lights from residents and members of the Village Council. Bonny offered to purchase lights and get a group together to put them on the newly planted trees in time for the Festival of Lights celebration.

President Jordan wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving he then stated that he is thankful to the Lincoln Lions for purchasing the trees for the streetscape in memory of past Lions.   He thanked the DDA for their help and work on the streetscape – for endless hours of work.  Thanks to the beautification committee for everything they do on a regular basis – it is an all volunteer group.  He thanked the Brownlee Lake Association for getting the aeration system up and running for the lake.  Thanks to Don Read for overseeing the Streetscape Project.  Thanks to Mary Kossa, Joan Gonyea and Leroy Hall for their work on the FEMA grant and their efforts to close it out.  Thanks to Connie Stutzman and members of the Planning Commission as well as members of Gustin Townships Planning Commission for working together to get our ordinances in place.  Thanks to Sara Healy for getting the lights for the light poles downtown – she will be ordering more so that the remaining poles will be wrapped in time for the Festival of Lights.  Jordan stated that he is extremely proud of the community.  Jordan further asked about hiring someone to do some filing work at the hall, he asked about hiring Connie Stutzman to do the job.  Motion was made by Gauthier to hire Connie for up to 8 hours per month for the next 4 months.  Naylor offered support.  John Stutzman abstained.  Motion carried.

Motion to pay the bills as presented was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman.  Carried.  Motion to adjourn was made by Gauthier with support from Stutzman.  Carried. 

Linda K. Somers

Village Clerk



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