UNAPPROVED COUNCIL MINUTES
VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE
MAY 17, 2010
Present: Maguire, Eurich, Ahrens, Humpert, Hall, Adams
Guests: Ron Thomas, Perry Hagedon, Fern Young, Steve Young, Bob Parsell, Kim Morton, Kathy Morton, Linal Baur, Steve McAlpine, Mary Drier, Bonnie Gray, Keith Hug, Gwen Jeffers
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Duane Maguire.
Motion Hall second Humpert to accept the May 3, 2010 regular meeting minutes as printed. Carried.
Audience recognition: Fern Young thanked the fire department, police department, clerk and council for their services. Ron Thomas questioned the legality of the August 17, 2009 council minutes and would like to see only police reserves who are planning a law enforcement career, such as an explorer program. Gwen Jeffers complained of receiving a notice of violation for Ordinance #4 for parking overnight on McLuney Street, that a visitor to her house received a notice as well and wondered if more is going on in the village than minor thefts. Keith Hug stated that he was concerned with the number of semi trucks and buses traveling on McLuney Street and would like to see those vehicles banned in residential areas. Perry Hagedon stated that he would like to see the police reserve officers disappear. Mary Drier inquired whether the village was considering disbanding the fire department.
The clerk was instructed to contact the village attorney regarding the August 17, 2009 council minutes.
Parks/Building & Grounds Chair Eurich reported that there were three changes to possibly make to the Michigan Bean Festival Lease. Linal Baur and Steve McAlpine, representing the bean festival, did not agree with the fact that in the new lease the village would not be responsible for maintenance of the premises other than mowing, snow plowing and sanitary sewer. Council members responded that village taxpayers should not have to pay for maintenance on a building that only the bean festival uses and that the festival pays only $1 per year rental to the village.
Motion Eurich second Ahrens to approve the changes to the Michigan Bean Festival Lease for 1/1/10 – 12/31/12 and present the new lease to the Michigan Bean Festival for their signature and approval in entirety. 5 Yea 1 Abstain. Carried.
Correspondence was received from Amanda Roggenbuck, Commissioner informing of USDA grant opportunities.
MotionHall second Adams to appoint Bonnie Gray as treasurer.
Motion withdrawn with consent
Motion Hall second Adams to appoint Bonnie Gray as treasurer for the time period 5/17/10-3/31/12 contingent upon an allowed satisfactory background check. Carried.
At the May 3rd council meeting Mack Gray questioned a fire response invoice. The council stated that the invoice stands. Tuscola County Commissioner Amanda Roggenbuck will meet with the village at the next regular council meeting which is June 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Motion Adams second Hall to give the Fairgrove Presbyterian Church permission to remove, repair and replace the sidewalk from driveway to driveway in front of the church at their expense. Carried.
A DPW meeting will be scheduled to review guidelines for inspecting illegal storm sewer hookups in the sanitary sewer system.
Motion Adams second Eurich to approve the accounting services contract with Nietzke & Faupel, P.C. at $215 per month for a one year time period ending 3/31/11. Carried.
An Administration Committee meeting will be scheduled to discuss a Zoning Board of Appeals vacancy.
Motion Adams second Hall to approve the application from AT&T to place 575 linear feet of buried cable on Poplar Street to East Street. Carried.
Motion Adams second Ahrens to pay bills of approximately $7,803.01. Carried.
Meeting Adjourned 8:38 p.m.
Bev Parsell, Clerk