Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6:00 p.m.

(Approved 07/14/15)


Meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Harold Dickerson.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Council Members Present: Christine Williams, Harold Dickerson, Phyllis Dickerson, Robert Gentner,

Cathy Mulholland, and Kim Kollek-Jewell.


Absent: None.


Also Present: Police Chief: Matt Balsley, Attorney: Chris Johnson, Treasurer: Brian Swett, and

Clerk: Karen McGuire.


Additions / Deletions to Agenda: None


Guest Comments on the Agenda: None


MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Mulholland to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.


MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by H. Dickerson to approve the June 9, 2015 minutes. All ayes.

Motion carried.


Special Guests: None




9.1       Personnel / Police / Transfer Station / Insurance / Retirement

No Report.


9.2       DPW / Municipal Buildings / Park

No Report.


9.3       Street / Sidewalks / Newsletter / Web Site

No Report.


9.4       Sewer / Codes

No Report.


9.5       Zoning / Ordinances / Annex / 425 / DDA

No Report.


9.6       SSESA

Mulholland gave the report for May. There were six runs in the Village and 148 calls for all of SSESA for the month. There have been 736 total calls year-to-date. Still waiting on news of the new truck and will probably be going out to look it over soon.


9.7      Homecoming

  1. Dickerson reported that there was a meeting today and all seems to be going well. Chief asked if anyone wants to drive the humvee in the parade. Gentner volunteered.


9.8       Budget

No Report. The Budget Committee will meet June 30th at 6:00 p.m.




10.1     Park Agreement

Tabled. Still waiting for a response from the DNR.

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10.2     Meal and More Alley/Easement/Site Plan



10.3     Park Agreement – Survey



10.4     Britton Road – Crack Seal





11.1     Transfer Station – July 4th Operating Hours

  1. Dickerson explained that July 4th falls on a Saturday this year which is one of the regular days of operation for the Transfer Station. Scott said he would work if the Board wants the site to be open. If he works the holiday he will be paid time and a half per our employee manual. Chief Balsley mentioned that Saturday is his busiest day. There was discussion about how busy he might or might not be because it is the holiday.


MOTION by Kollek-Jewell, seconded by Mulholland that the Transfer Station NOT be open on July 4th.  


Roll Call: Ayes: Kollek-Jewell, Williams, P. Dickerson, Mulholland, Gentner, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: None. Motion carried.


11.2     Sewer Pump Order

  1. Dickerson presented a quote from Valley Farm Supply, Inc. which is where we usually get the pumps. The pumps are currently $448.45 each and the DPW would like to order twelve pumps for a total cost of $5,381.40. Twelve pumps usually last about a year.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by P. Dickerson to accept the quote as presented and to order twelve pumps.


Roll Call: Ayes: Mulholland, Gentner, P. Dickerson, Williams, Kollek-Jewell, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: None. Motion carried.


11.3     Senior Center Cookbook Advertising

Kollek-Jewell explained that the Morrice Senior Center is creating a cookbook for sale. She asked if the Board would be interested in purchasing advertising at a cost of $30.00 for a 1/4 page and $35.00 for a 1/3 page. The books will be available for sale October 1st and all but two of the downtown businesses are participating. She suggested that it might be good for the community to show support for the Center.


MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by H. Dickerson to buy a 1/3 page ad for $35.00.


Roll Call: Ayes: Williams, P. Dickerson, Gentner, Mulholland, Kollek-Jewell, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: None. Motion carried.


11.4     Part-time DPW – Increase Hours

  1. Dickerson and the clerk explained that this was going to be a request for an increase in hours but after further discussion it has been decided that Carter will remain at part-time. He was originally hired for 24 hours per week but has been working more hours to get the sewer project and the drain work completed. Dickerson reported that he will go back to part-time hours in the next week or two.


11.5     Resolution – FOIA Policy

Attorney Johnson explained that the State has changed the Freedom of Information Act requirements effective July 1st. The Village needs to implement policies and guidelines to meet the new requirements. He presented a Resolution and a summary that will bring us into compliance. These documents will need to be published on our website and Facebook page as well as be available in the office. They may need to be

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revised with time. Also, all employees need to be able to direct inquiries here to the office for the information.

MOTION by Mulholland, seconded by Williams to adopt the Resolution Establishing Procedures and Guidelines to Implement the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Roll Call: Ayes: P. Dickerson, Mulholland, Williams, Gentner, Kollek-Jewell, H. Dickerson. Nays: None.

Absent: None. Motion carried.

Announcements / Correspondence

  1. Dickerson announced that mail and other correspondence is on the table for review, as usual.

Guest Comments: None.

MOTION by H. Dickerson, seconded by Williams to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Harold Dickerson, Village President

Karen McGuire, Village Clerk

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