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Regular 9/14/2015Regular
Monday, September 14, 20157:00 PM

Regular Council Meeting Sep 14, 2015

Please note this meeting has been moved from September 7th



Sep 14, 2015 – 7:00pm


  • ROLL CALL – Wassa, Gehrls, Maguire, B. Phelps, C. Phelps
    • Regular Council Meeting – Aug 3, 2015
    • Lillian Wheeler ?-“sewer snowbird reduction” (previously tabled)
    • Fire
      • Fire Run report
      • Fire Chief’s report on conference


  • Department of Public Works
    • Clerk’s office received numerous positive comments about how the village looked for Bean Fest.


  • Clerk’s Items
    • INFO: Annual Act 51 report filed
    • INFO: Firemen’s Compensation Insurance renewed
    • INFO: In-office portion of 2013-2015 audit complete.
    • INFO: Consumer’s Energy Hearings: Aug 24 & Sep 16, 2015
    • REPORT: MML Fund Loss Report


    • Zoning Amendment – Residential Professional District



  • TC Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment  MTG Sep 22, 2015
  • Recognition of charitable nature of Fairgrove Fire Department support origination.


    • Approve transaction list for August




Sep14, 2015


PRESENT: T. Wassa, C. Phelps, B. Phelps.

EMPLOYEES:  Don Englehart

Visitors included: Fern Young  (2144 Main)


Council meeting was called to order.


  • Sep Agenda: Motion to approve, C. Phelps. Second, B. Phelps. All in favor, motion carried.
  • Council Meeting Minutes- 3 Aug 2015: Corrections Made. Motion to approve as corrected by C. Phelps. Second, B. Phelps. All in favor, motion carried.



  • The audience questioned progress on improvements on the “Pomeroy” house. The board reports the village has sent communications and they have been mowing in preparation to sell.
  • The audience noted there is no handicap parking across from the Bean building doors.
  • The requested “snowbird reduction” sewer rate deduction was discussed.  Those wishing to limit service can disconnect/re-connect.  The fee is $250.



  • DPW
    • DPW reports there is storm drain damage at the Railroad tracks and park.
    • A reported storm drain light was reported (indicating an issue with runoff going downhill and into a window. It is recorded as a false report and is attributed to a sanitary well. 
    • The clerk reported many positive comments received about how good the village looked for Bean Festival.
    • DPW reports there is a bottle stuck in a pipe at Magic Square.
    • DPW reports that the new concrete was damage while wet and stetting by a pedestrian. It has been repaired.
  • Fire
    • The FD reports the urinal in the main building does not properly shut off and the door to the fireman area had water coming in.
    • The possibility of painting the fire hall floor was discussed.
    • The FD reports they have one new fireman (Haywood Garfield) and one High School student learning about the department.
    • The FD reported they had a meeting with Risk Management and will receive a report.
    • The department booster club discussed their recent bingo at the Bean Festival and requested a resolution for gaming permits.  
    • The clerk reported the Annual Act 51 report was filed, Firemen’s Compensation Insurance was renewed, and the in-office portion of 2013-2015 financial audit was complete.
    • The clerk reported there were two public hearings by Consumer’s Energy, Aug 24 & Sep 16, 2015
    • The clerk provided the MML Fund Loss Report for the village portion the inspection (DPW and FD separate). The village should consider naming a location for Workman’s compensation injuries to avoid costly non-emergency hospital treatment.



  • The village projector needs to be added to the planning schedule for installation.
  • The Village Attorney would like examples of potential businesses that would be authorized under the proposed Residential Professional District.




  • The Tuscola County Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment will be reviewed Sep 22, 2015 in a public meeting. The board is not designating a representative. 
  • The board discussed the need to separate the Fairgrove Fire Department support origination from the village run Fairgrove Fire Department.  The subject will be discussed at a future meeting.



  • Motion to approve August disbursements totaling $22,097.78 made by B. Phelps, Seconded by C. Phelps. (Attached). The motion was approved.






Meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.





Respectfully Submitted,                                                        



Heidi Stark

Fairgrove Village Clerk

*Compiled from notes provided by council member C. Phelps.

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