VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE
TUSCOLA COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Synopsis of a Regular Meeting
Held on December 3, 2018
at 6:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER
A meeting of the Village of Fairgrove Board was called to order by President Childs at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018, in the Fairgrove Village Hall, 5005 W. Center St. Fairgrove, Tuscola County, Michigan.
Present Carl Childs, Troy McIntosh and Kristin Nelson
Motion #1. Motion by T. McIntosh, supported by K. Nelson, to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried (3-0).
Motion #2. Motion by T. McIntosh, supported by K. Nelson, to appoint Doug Stevens to fill a vacant trustee seat for a 2 year council term. Approved RC 3-0
Motion #3. Motion by T. McIntosh, supported by K. Nelson, to appoint Cathy Phelps to fill a vacant trustee seat for a 2 year council term. Approved RC 3-0
The clerk issued the oaths.
Motion #4. Motion by D. Stevens, supported by C. Phelps, to approve the minutes of the November 5, 2018 meeting. Motion carried (4-0).
PUBLIC AND BOARD COMMENTS
The public approved of the Christmas decoration efforts.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Chief Young updated the board on fire runs (5) for the month of November 2018 and put the fire run report on file.
The Fairgrove Volunteer Firefighters purchased a skid unit ($~1500) to be placed on the township asset list.
The Fire board meeting will be held on December 5, 2018 at 7 PM
Blight continues to be a focus issue.
Houses in the village should be marked with a house number.
Christmas decorations are in place.
98 Hours were spent conducting leaf pick up
The brush has been burned off at the dump and the space is ready for next year.
Motion #5. Motion by C. Phelps, seconded by T. McIntosh to approve the engagement of the services of Anderson, Tuckey for the next audit. Approved (5-0)
Motion #6. Motion by K. Nelson. Seconded by D. Stevens to reappoint Bonnie Gray Village Treasurer. Approved. (RC 5-0 )
Motion #7. Motion by T. McIntosh. Seconded by D. Stevens to reappoint Doug Young Fairgrove Fire Chief. Approved. (RC 5-0)
Motion #9. Motion by C. Phelps. Second by Carl Childs to reappoint Heidi Stark Village Clerk. Failed, (RC 2-3 CP Aye, KN No, DS No, TM No, CC Aye.) Reasons requested and refused.
Motion #10. Motion by K. Nelson. Second by D. Stevens to create a job description for Village Clerk and advertise vacancy in the Tuscola County Advertiser. Approved (RC 3-2 CP No, KN Aye, DS Aye, TM Aye, CC No.)
Motion #11. Motion by D Stevens. Second by C. Phelps to renew the contract with Great Lakes Land Management for Lawn care in 2019. (RC 5-0)
The articles of incorporation for the A-F Lagoon is being reviewed by the village attorney.
Payments for the new fire truck have been received for all townships with the exception of Juniata Township. Village board signed the interfund loan to account for the village portion.
The report on the dangerous building at 5085 Center street has been received. The president will set a hearing date and the owner notified of the dangerous building hearing.
Motion #12. Motion by T. McIntosh. Second by K. Nelson to conduct an insurance review and investigate a new carrier. (5-0).
The board discussed maintenance of DPW vehicles as a budget item.
The board discussed board training to be included as a budget item.
Department proposed budgets should be prepared and provided to the board in January.
K. Nelson will investigate options for village regulation of marijuana.
Motion #13. Motion by T. McIntosh. Second by D. Stevens to approve November finances. (RC 5-0)
ADDITIONAL PUBLIC COMMENT
Additional comment period positive
Christmas lights and decorations look good.
Village appearance is improving. Lawns, park, decreasing blight.
Meeting adjourned at 8:12 PM.