Unapproved

Village Council Minutes

December 12, 2011

 

The regular scheduled session of the Freeport Village Council was called to order on Monday December 12, 2011 at 7:32p.m., by Village President Tiffany Sheely in the Community Hall.

 

All those present stood and said the Pledge Allegiance.

 

Present at roll call were council Trustees: Bill Andrews, Shelly Lobdell, Mary Murphy, Lani Forbes President Tiffany Sheely, Treasurer Kathy Kunde and Clerk Yvonne Aspinall.

Absent, Trustee Tami Hester, Shelly Lobdell and President Tiffany Sheely.

Absent were Trustees: Ryan Roseboom and Tami Hester.

 

Moved by Mary Murphy supported by Lani Forbes to approve the agenda with one changes,

Changes:  Under Old Business, add Letter from Freeport District Library. And after Approval of Minutes add Approve of Closed Meeting Minutes.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Lani Forbes, supported by Mary Murphy to approve the November 14, 2011 Village Council Minutes as presented.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Lani Forbes supported by Bill Andrews to approve the Closed Meeting Minutes of

November 14, 2011.

Motion carried.

 

Police Report:  No Report.

 

Public Input: None.

 

Committee Reports:

 

Administration, Budget and Grant Reports: See Addendum #1.

Moved by Shelly Lobdell supported by Mary Murphy to increase under Expenses; Accounting by $110.00 and decrease Planning Commission by $110.00.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Mary Murphy supported by Bill Andrews to add $400.00 to Water Testing.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Bill Andrews supported by Shelly Lobdell allow the Treasurer to spend up to $850.00 for an external hard drive, laptop 4G computer, and laser printer.

Roll call vote: Bill Andrews Yes, Shelly Lobdell Yes, Mary Murphy Yes, Lani Forbes Yes and Tiffany Sheely Yes.

Absent: Tami Hester and Ryan Roseboom.

All yes.

Motion carried.

 

 

Streets, Building & Grounds Report: Verbal.

The committee is looking into a new Parking Ordinance. The homeowner a 233 Beech would like to put down gravel for a driveway in the alley back of his home. The cost of putting in an Ice Rink is too much at this time. Looking for more bids for the Community Hall restrooms. The Cemetery Ordinance is ready for review. The Committee is asking the Council for a motion to ask MDOT for an extension for the ACT 51 spending of funds. Spoke with Buskirk’s about the hole in front of their driveway area. Spent $1200.00 for new springs on the Ford plow truck. And they discussed the possibility of purchasing a projector in stead of print the reports, etc. on paper.

 

The Village Council their blessing of the home owner of 233 Beech to put down the gravel in the alleyway.

 

The Council would like to request the extension for the filing of ACT 51 Non Motorized for use of funds from the State Of Michigan.

 

Moved by Bill Andrews supported by Mary Murphy to accept Resolution NO. 08-11 Resolution authorizing non-motorized transportation improvements.

Roll call vote: Shelly Lobdell Yes, Bill Andrews Yes, Lani Forbes Yes, Mary Murphy Yes, and Tiffany Sheely Yes.

Absent: Ryan Roseboom and Tami Hester.

All yes.

Motion carried.

 

Water Report: See Addendum #2.

 

Planning Commission Report: No quorum.

The new Zoning Administrator, Tom Goggins, met with Planning Commission Chair Chuck Aspinall and Commissioner, Lani Forbes to go over the papers for the Administrator’s position.

 

Treasurer’s Report:  See Addendum #3

Moved by Lani Forbes supported by Bill Andrews to approve the “Pre Approved and To Be Approved Bills”.

Roll call vote: Lani Forbes Yes, Mary Murphy, Yes, Shelly Lobdell Yes, Tiffany Sheely Yes, and Bill Andrews Yes.

Absent: Tami Hester and Ryan Roseboom.

All yes.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Bill Andrews supported by Lani Forbes to remove Dorothy Kelly from the bank accounts from Union Bank and Hastings City Bank signature cards.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Bill Andrews supported by Shelly Lobdell to add Kathy Kunde, Yvonne Aspinall, Lani Forbes and Tiffany Sheely to the Union Bank signature cards , and add Kathy Kunde, Yvonne Aspinall and Lani Forbes to the Hastings City Bank signature cards.

Motion carried.

 

Old Business:

Freeport District Librarian, Tami Borden, is asking the Village to pay for damages to library items caused by a leak in the Community Hall roof that has been leaking for several years. After much discussion the Building & Grounds Committee will be contacting the company that put the sealant on the roof. Bill Andrews asked for a listing of all the items that were damaged over the years from the library.

 

Moved by Lani Forbes supported by Mary Murphy to approve the transfer of $299.00 for the QuickBooks Intuit payroll.

Roll call vote: Mary Murphy Yes, Lani Forbes Yes, Tiffany Sheely Yes, Shelly Lobdell Yes, and Bill Andrews Yes.

Absent: Ryan Roseboom and Tami Hester.

All yes.

Motion carried.

 

New Business: 

Tiffany Sheely met with the Union Bank’s president on the closing of the building in Freeport and who offered it to the Council. Tiffany let him know that the Village is in no position to purchase a building at this time.

 

Duane Herlein from the United Brethren Church explained to the Council that with the selling of the church’s property the parcel needs to be split in two parcels. One on the corner of Cherry St. and State St. and the other on the corner of Beech St. and State St..

 

Moved by Lani Forbes supported by Mary Murphy to allow the split of the church’s property into two parcels.

Motion carried.

 

Moved by Mary Murphy supported by Bill Andrews to extent Mark Sheldon’s leave of absence until the next council meeting.

Motion carried.

 

Public Input: None.

 

Correspondence: The Michigan Municipal League sent a letter of recognition to the Village for better communities, better Michigan.

 

Announcements:  Next Council meeting is Jan. 9, 2012.

The Holly Trolley will be Dec. 15, 2011 from 6-8pm,

 

Moved by Lani Forbes supported Mary Murphy to adjourn.

Motion carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:30p.m.