UNAPPROVED COUNCIL MINUTES
VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE
MARCH 3, 2008
Present: Maguire, Eurich, Farnum, Prusi
Absent: Wassa, Adams
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Maguire.
Motion Eurich second Prusi to accept the February 18, 2008 regular meeting minutes as printed. Carried.
Enter Adams 7:34 p.m.
Motion Prusi second Eurich to approve a downtown flea market for Saturday June 14, 2008 to be organized by business owner Rob Butts. Carried.
Fire Chief Young reported the department had 2 runs and 2 assists for February.
Motion Prusi second Eurich to purchase a breathing air compressor from Air Source One, Inc. for $4500 plus the $815 annual maintenance fee using unspent capital improvement funds from fiscal year 2006-07. 4 Yea 1 Nay Carried.
MotionAdams second Prusi to purchase the following budgeted items: streamlite, gloves, carbon hoods, boots, 2.5” TFT nozzle, cribbing, and LED light bars costing approximately $3450. Carried.
Motion Prusi second Farnum to send 4 firefighters to the national equipment convention in Indianapolis at an approximate cost of $800. Carried.
The 2008-09 Budget and Truth in Taxation Hearing began at 8:08 p.m. and concluded at 8:20 p.m.
Motion Eurich second Prusi to adopt the 2008-09 Budget and Truth in Taxation figures as follows:
General Fund $200,465
Major Street Fund 43,800
Local Street Fund 81,200
Equipment Fund 39,800
Sewer Fund 105,050
Taxes will be levied at the amount allowable by law, which currently is 12.5 mills less any Headlee Tax Amendment reductions (MCL 211.34). Carried.
MotionAdams second Farnum to adopt Resolution 01-08 Local Street Preservation Millage which authorizes the village treasurer to file form L-4029 with Tuscola County Equalization Department, to apply 1/10th of one percent (1 mil) of the village’s assessed value on the village tax roll for the purpose of Local Street preservation beginning with the July 1, 2008 tax roll. Carried.
DPW Committee Chair Prusi stated that the annual review of full-time employee Donnie Englehart was conducted.
Administrative Committee Chair Prusi reported that they selected five candidates to be interviewed for the treasurer’s position at the March 17, 2008 regular council meeting.
Correspondence was received from Marjorie McNeil withdrawing her application for the treasurer’s position.
The clerk reported on several issues that the council had instructed be brought to the village attorney. The village attorney also provided a sample of a Fire Department Ordinance that the council will review.
Motion Adams second Prusi to pay bills of approximately $5,698.25. Carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m.
Bev Parsell, Clerk