GRASS LAKE VILLAGE MEETING MINUTES July 19, 2011
July 19, 2011
President R. Walz called the regular meeting of the village council to order at 7:30 p.m. Members present Sherwood, Fearer, R. Walz, Shelhart, J. DeBoe and Jones. Absent D. DeBoe. Also present Brian Sturgill, Marilyn Troyer, Nolte and Dunham. Public present M. Fearer, Dave Wilcox, Gina Lammers, John Molnar, Mike Fensler, Janey Bisard, Jennifer Keener, Dustin Krazny and Shannon Maynard.
Pledge by All
Agenda: Motion by Shelhart to adopt the agenda, second J. DeBoe. All present in favor, motion carried.
Minutes: Clerk read the minutes of the July 5, 2011 regular meeting. Motion by Shelhart to accept the minutes as read, second Fearer. All present in favor, motion carried
Zoning Administrators Report- Mike Fearer was present. Nothing is going on at this time.
Treasurer’s Report-Marilyn Troyer was present, she asked when the sewer rates were to increase, new rates start August 1, 2011. Motion by Fearer to accept the treasurer’s report all funds total $223,556.95, second Sherwood. All present in favor, motion carried. Absent D. DeBoe.
Police Report: Deputy Sturgill was present and council reviewed his written report. Deputy Sturgill reported no problems on the 4th of July and the July 3rd street dance went well. The boat races went well as well, no problems. Everything is set for coverage the night of the Traffic Jam In. Motion by J. DeBoe to accept the report and pay the bill of $4,160.00, second Fearer. All present in favor, motion carried. Absent D. DeBoe.
Correspondence: Letter from Broadstripe, on Aug. 9th Channel 5 will change to a Canadian station. D. DeBoe had copies of the recent articles on the sewer rate increase that was in the paper.
Public–Gina Lammers was present to thank the village for all the support for the Jam In and she presented the final layout for the event. There will be more games for the kids, a 5K run and food vendors. Dustin Krazny was present from Congressman Walberg’s ofc. He talked about the current issue of the debt ceiling. He also discussed the town hall meeting that was held in the village office, there will be a couple more town hall meetings in the area the first part of August. Questions focused on the debt ceiling and how Congressman Walberg may vote on the issue.
Maintenance- Dunham reported the barn roof was done at the DPW. He had a company come in and sand blast the graffiti off of Michigan Ave.
Committee Reports- Nolte would like to meet with the parks committee this week. They will meet on Friday at 10 a.m. Nothing on the G.L Community Wellness Initiative this week.
AT & T- R. Walz had recent correspondence from Marc Daneman regarding the new lease between the village and AT& T. Clerk copied it to council. The newest proposal is $20,000 per year month with a 15% increase every five years. They are not interested in getting Wi-Fi in the village. R. Walz thinks this agreement is going to be the best we can get. Discussion of the length of the agreement. R. Walz will get a copy to our attorney and see what he thinks.
Village Managers Report- Nolte had nothing at this time.
Pending Business-Nolte wants to have more cleaned up at 321 W. Michigan before he releases the insurance money to them.
Adjournment: Motion by Sherwood to adjourn, second J. DeBoe. All present in favor, motion carried. 8:14 p.m.
Estelle Mead, Clerk