VILLAGE COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
OCTOBER 4, 2010
Village Council met on Monday October 4th at 7 p.m. at the Village
Hall. Meeting opened with the Pledge
of Allegiance. Those in attendance
included: President Phil Jordan, Treasurer
Mary Kossa, Clerk Linda Somers and Council Members, Bonny Gauthier, Ron
Kennard, Phil Naylor, Richard Somers and John Stutzman as well as Deputy
Clerk/Treasurer Connie Stutzman and Attorney David Cook and guests. Absent was
Council Member Kristin Lask.
the September meeting were approved on a motion from Gauthier with support from
Somers. Treasurerís report was
approved subject to audit on a motion from Gauthier with support from Stutzman. Carried.
comment Rich Gillies approached the board for support for the Lincoln Lions
Festival of Lights that will be held the first Friday in December. Motion was made by Gauthier with support
from Kennard to give $200.00 to support this endeavor. Kathy Putsky, a member of the beautification
committee asked for brochures to look at materials that could be used for the
streetscape project. President Jordan
stated that he believes there are things available to look at and that the
group can start looking things over. New
fire Chief Leroy Hall gave an overview of the groupsí recent activities. There are several things that have been
repaired to bring things up to date. He
stated that he is currently trying to get things worked out and just getting
used to the new job,
business Stutzman stated that he is pleased with the new lights at the Flights
of Imagination area. Kennard stated that
the bulletin board is up and ready for use at the boat launch. Thanks go to Tony Diciccio and Ron Kennard
for their work on the project. Sue
Kennard offered to keep things current on the bulletin board for the Lake
Association. Somers stated that the
restrooms are now closed for the season.
The basketball hoops have been moved from the parking lot at the Village
Hall to the Barlow Road Park area. He
stated that Ray is servicing all the Village equipment. The new ball diamond is nearing completion
although there is a problem with some of the sod that was used on the old ball
diamond. He will see about having it
replaced. Thanks for your hard work
Dick. Gauthier asked about the status of
the removal of the docks at Brownlee Lake beach area. Jordan stated that they will definitely be
removed before the next swim season. The
buoys will be taken out yet this week.
Stutzman asked about having restrooms included after the downtown
streetscape is finished. Naylor stated
that he is still trying to resolve the issue of scheduling a sewer
meeting. Members of the DDA and Village
Council sewer committee will meet on October 19th at 6 p.m. The Planning/Zoning Committee will be meeting
on the same evening at 7 p.m. Both
meetings will be held at the Village Hall.
Jordan gave his report. He stated that
the 2 juveniles who caused damage to the restrooms are moving through the court
system. The next court date is scheduled
for October 18th. We will
continue to stay in touch with the prosecutorís office from Lapeer County. President Jordan gave a special thanks and
certificate of appreciation to Ronald Kennard, Council Member who is retiring
from the Village Council. Refreshments
were served following the meeting.
Thanks Ron!!!!! Sara Healy was
introduced to the group as she is running for the open Council seat in
November. President Jordan gave an
overview of the demolition grant and some issues that have arisen with it. It is expected that the actual demolition
should begin on October 14th.
Consumerís Energy is expected to provide a quote for removal of overhead
wires along Second Street very soon.
Mills Industrial Drive has been closed for the year. Jordan thanked the persons responsible for
the new lights at Flights of Imagination area.
Thanks to Morgan Electric, Northeastern Window and Door and the James
family for all their help and donation of time and equipment. Thanks to Harry Harvey, Rod Kilbourn and Bill
(Toad) Byce for all their help on the demolition grant paperwork. Thanks to Gary Horn, Don Read and Ron Lamrock
for help in the petitions for the post office resolution. Thanks to Kristin Lask for all her help in
getting things accomplished. Once again
thanks to Dick, Terry Franklin and Pat Nelson for the work on the ball
fields. Thanks to the ďbag ladies and
gentsĒ for all their work in taking care of the flowers in the community. Thanks to Ted Shaneour, Bill Putsky and Ron
Kennard for their work on the new swim platform/pontoon. We look forward to using it next year. Trick or Treat hours were set for Sunday
October 31st from 5:30 to 7:30.
President Jordan stated that a meeting was held regarding our sewer and
drain field with David Walters from the DEQ.
Dick and Phil went through the entire system with him. Some changes were made in how the reports
will be turned in for the future.
brief discussion was held regarding the intersection of Second Street and Main
Street. Dick will talk with the State
Police for their input. Attorney Cook
stated that there are several factors to consider such as more enforcement from
local police or possibly putting up 2 more stop signs. Lastly, President Jordan stated that he
would like to receive a raise. He said
there is a huge amount of work involved.
Linda will talk with the auditors to get some input as to how to
approach the issue. Sue Kennard stated
that she knows how hard Ron has worked for the community and offered her
congratulations. Several others in
attendance also offered their thanks.
Gary Horn stated that any changes that may be considered for the swim
areas need to go through proper channels.
He is concerned about people fishing in the swimming area. President Jordan stated that we will be
vigilant in looking after the beach.
Troy Somers, Zoning Administrator stated that he hasnít gotten any
response from the individuals he has contacted about blight issues. Jordan has mowed some of the properties and
the owners will be billed for services rendered.
pay the bills as presented was made by Gauthier with support from
Stutzman. Carried. A motion to adjourn was made Gauthier with
support from Kennard.