UNAPPROVED COUNCIL MINUTES
VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE
DECEMBER 6, 2010
Present: Maguire, Eurich, Gehrls, Hall, Humpert, Leen, Wassa
Guests: Fire Chief Doug Young, Adam Sayles, Linal Baur, Scott Maguire, Fred Ahrens, Jeff Parsell, Steve Young, Perry Hagedon, Bob Parsell, Jeff Gehrls, Tom Leen, Steve McAlpine, Larry Haubenstricker, Earl Voss, Lois Anton, Fred Beller, Mary Drier, Tim Burnside, Kathy Morton, Kim Morton,
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Duane Maguire.
Motion Leen second Hall to accept the November 22, 2010 regular meeting minutes as printed. Carried.
Audience comments were received. In response to an audience question President Maguire stated that he is responsible and has secured the police department with everything intact. He also stated that he had the door lock changed and the new keys are in his possession only. Maguire responded to an audience question that he would find out if any abandoned lots have been purchased by the village. The council was also provided with information for cable service to the municipal building.
Fire Chief Young reported that there were no runs for November. The department has two standard operating procedure (SOP) policies that were suggested by the village’s liability insurance carrier that he would like approved by the council. Training Officer Ahrens stated that the department has been trained on the new jaws cutter unit.
A resignation letter was received from Kay Eurich ending her twenty years as a council trustee.
Motion Hall second Leen to accept Kay Eurich’s resignation as council trustee effective immediately. Carried.
The president stated that an ad would be placed in the newspaper informing of the trustee vacancy.
Correspondence was received from Tuscola County Planning Commission informing of the approval of the airport ordinance and giving the option for the village to administer the ordinance or allowing the administration be done by the Airport Ordinance Administrative Agency and providing meeting dates for the familiarization of the airport zoning ordinance; State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission informing of the change in Sunday sales and providing an option for local governments to prohibit these new Sunday sales if not already prohibited by the county unit; U.S. Census Bureau requesting a 2011 boundary survey form be completed.
Motion Leen second Wassa to appoint Lyle Hall as president pro-tem and as third signatory at Chemical Bank. Carried.
MotionHumpert second Hall to appoint Anne Leen as street administrator. Carried.
MotionHall second Wassa to set the 2011 regular council meeting dates as the first and third Monday of each month except for months of July and September which will only be on the second Monday of both months with all meetings being held at the municipal building at 7:30 p.m. Carried.
President Maguire stated that he received two replies for the position of temporary part-time interim police chief. The council then consented on the wording to place an ad in the newspaper for that position. The council then reviewed the two resumes for the police chief’s position and concluded with Maguire that he should proceed with the resume for Dave Thompson and hire him at Maguire’s discretion as voted at the November 22, 2010 council meeting.
Motion Hall second Leen to pay bills of $10,026.07. Carried.
Meeting adjourned 8:06 p.m.
Bev Parsell, Clerk