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1  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes February 11, 2021 on: February 19, 2021, 12:31:03 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
February 11,  2021


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Lynn Schulz, Brandon Slavik, Tom Clark, Pete Walker, Aaron Davenport

After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 02/11/2021 agenda.  Supported by  K. Wilson. Motion carried. 

After review and discussion K. Wilson  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of 01/14/21 as presented.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from January 15, 2021 – February 11,2021.  Supported K. Wilson  Motion carried.

Old Business:

After review and discussion K. Wilson motioned to approve the lease located at 114 W. Oak St. with the Fire & Rescue Department with date corrections.  Supported by M. Turner.  Opposed by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

New Business:

Pete Walker and Aaron Davenport of Jones & Henry Engineering, Inc.  presented with options to update the  Lagoons for the village and informed council of the Grant options available.  After review and discussion council requested Jones and Henry to write up a proposal with the options presented.

Hamilton Township Supervisor Tom Clark presented with concern of the 78% increase for fire/rescue contract for fire/rescue coverage.  After review and discussion council requested to table the topic until meeting with other townships in March for discussions.

After review and discussion K. Wilson motioned to accept the resignation of Planning Commissioner Roger Kcck.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion council requested that DPW Supervisor J. Zuker begin getting bids for Contracted Mowing before budget meeting.

After review and discussion it was decided to remove Richard Brzak from our Payroll as inactive employee.

After review and discussion D. Foote motion to approve the purchase of new snow blade for the John Deere tractor in the amount of $2,000.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion council decided to add Front mount Plow Hitch on new pick-up on next years budget.

After review and discussion M. Turner  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2021-01 RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN PROMOTIONAL EVENT COMMITTEE Seconded by D. Schneider.  Roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, K. Wilson, D. Schneider, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Absent: 0
Resolution 2021-01 passed and adopted.

After review and discussion it was decided to allow the village clerk to work remotely from home only coming into office if requested by appointments only.

D. Schneider made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:12 pm.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President            Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
2  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / January 2021 Council Meeting on: January 29, 2021, 08:29:23 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
January 14, 2021


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Newly Elected & Re-Elected  Members Given Oath of Office:  D. Schneider.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Lynn Schulz, Brandon Slavik, Cheri Slavik, Connie Andersen.

Fire & Rescue Report discussed and reviewed.
 
After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 01/14/2021 agenda.  Supported by  K. Wilson .  Motion carried.  

After review and discussion M. Turner  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of December 10, 2020 as presented.  Supported by K. Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from   December 11, 2020 – January 14, 2021.  Supported by D. Schneider  Motion carried.

Old Business:

Clerk Fitzpatrick presented with the update on the purchase of Remenar Building.

New Business:

Trustee K. Wilson presented with the request from fire & rescue to utilize the old village office building.  Chief Slavik explained the uses and needs for the fire and rescue to use the building.  It was brought up that the village has a contract with Country Christmas to utilize that building until December 2021.  Representatives from Country Christmas stated that they would need to meet with the rest of the Country Christmas committee to discuss the release of the contract.

After review and discussion, it was determined to table discussions of the use of old village office until next council meeting.

Trustee D. Foote brought us up to date on the transition of the village Fire & Rescue departments transition to become a Fire Authority.  The Goal is to have the authority board in place by April 1, 2022.    Attorney fees and how to keep those costs down  were also discussed at this meeting.

Chief Slavik requested that he Fire and Rescue department purchase a 1997 ambulance squad to replace the current squad.  He discussed that it would be more cost effective to purchase the new squad verses fixing the old squad.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to transfer Fire/Rescue Truck Replacement Funds remaining balance account #3109 into the Fire/Rescue fund # 4926 budget to purchase the 1997 ambulance squad. Supported by D. Schneider.   Motion Carried.

DPW Supervisor J. Zuker brought up the need for Lagoon updates and the possibility for available grant monies from the State of Michigan EGLE and requested that we submit and Intent-to-Apply for the grant to see what happens.  Council conceded that this would be a good idea and gave Joel the go ahead.

DPW Supervisor gave update on the survey of the new property and explained the plan to move forward on a Master Plan if council decided it was okay.  Council conceded that there is a need to continue to move forward with the master plan and have the necessary discussions to do so.

Trustee D. Foote requested that council starts to consider trying to get a promotional committee put together to possibly plan events for the village and would like to discuss this more at next council meeting.

M. Turner made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:23 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                           Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
3  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / December 2020 Council Minutes on: January 29, 2021, 08:28:08 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2020




The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor  Absent:  Stefanie Studt,, Doug Schneider

Visitors:   Steve Moffitt – Mr. Moffitt brought  his concern regarding the village not having any type of event for Christmas.  He brought ideas to the council to do a small event to keep the interest in the Village of Ashley Christmas.
 
After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 12/10/2020 agenda.  Supported by  D. Foote .  Motion carried. 

After review and discussion R. Studt  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of November 12, 2020 as presented.  Supported by M. Turner .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from November 13, 2020 to December 10, 2020.  Supported by K. Wilson  Motion carried.

Old Business:

Clerk Fitzpatrick presented with the update on the New DPW Pick Up Lease.

New Business:

Newly Elected & Re-Elected  Members Given Oath of Office:  D. Foote, A. Paksi, K. Wilson, R. Studt.

After review and discussion council determined that on December 19, 2020 the village will hold a Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  President Paksi will contact Country Christmas to see if they have any ideas or would like to be involved.

Water Main Extensions were discussed regarding the costs to new residents that would need to have sewer and water extensions brought out to their property.

M. Turner made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 7:45 pm.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                        Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
4  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes November 12, 2020 on: November 19, 2020, 09:35:55 AM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
November 12, 2020




The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor  Absent:  Stefanie Studt,, Doug Schneider

Visitors:   None
 
After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 11/12/2020 agenda.  Supported by  D. Foote .  Motion carried. 

After review and discussion D. Foote  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of October 8, 2020 as presented.  Supported by K. Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from October 9, 2020 – November 12, 2020.  Supported by M. Turner  Motion carried.

Old Business:

Clerk Fitzpatrick presented with the signed agreement from Paul Remenar of the remaining balance for the purchase of the Paul Remenar building at 121 N. Sterling Street Ashley MI at $44,465.  Title work is being done by Alma Abstract.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to move forward with the purchase of a new DPW Pick up if budget committee found equitable money to fund the purchase. Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

New Business:

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to make improvements of the valves to the water mains at the new South Quarterline property not to exceed expenditure of $6,000.  Supported by R. Studt. Motion Carried.

D. Foote brought discussion to the table regarding moving forward with a master plan for the new Quarterline property and start getting estimates to run water mains out to the new property.

President Paksi appointed R. Studt to the Budge Committee.

DPW Supervisor Zuker presented with request to start moving towards using Salt verses Sand to clear ice from the roads.  It was stated to be more beneficial to the drainage system throughout the village.
 
M. Turner made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:05 pm.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
5  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes October 8, 2020 on: October 19, 2020, 05:01:41 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2020


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer Absent:  Stefanie Studt,, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:  Roger Keck, Lynn Schulz, Peggy Roth, Paul Remenar, Brandon Slavik

Paul Remenar – Discussed the contract between Village of Ashley Country Christmas for the use of the building with option  to purchase.

Chief Slavik Presented with Fire/Rescue Report.
 
After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 10/6/2020 agenda.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion carried. 

After review and discussion B. Studt    made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of September 10, 2020 as presented.  Supported by M. Turner .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Schneider   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from September 11, 2020 – October 6, 2020.  Supported by K. Wilson  Motion carried.  Opposed M. Turner

Old Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner motion to purchase Paul Remenar building using Country Christmas funds before the end of 2020 for the amount of $44,465.  Motion failed for no support.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to purchase Paul Remenar building using Country Christmas funds in the agreed contract amount before the end of 2020 with the village paying for all closing costs.  Supported by D. Schneider. Motion Carried. 

New Business:

After review and discussion D. Foote  motioned to allow expenditures up to $2500 for Land Survey on the 73.7 acres on the Quarterline property using Construction Fund account #2187 subject to the annexation being approved.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote  motioned to give President Paksi the authority to spend up to $7500 for topographical survey on the 73.7 acres on the Quarterline property using funds divided equally between the Construction Fund account number 2187 and Sewer Fund account number 2316.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

Chief Slavik presented with purchase bids for the 1986 Ford F350 Brush Truck.

After review and discussion M. Turner  motioned to accept Tina Kramer’s bid with the understanding that it is for the purchase of the 1986 Ford F350 Brush Truck.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.

Discussion on the new DPW Pick-Up tabled until next meeting.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to approve the budget committees recommendation and Approve the FYE2021 Amended Budget.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.
 
M. Turner made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:11 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
6  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes September 10, 2020 on: September 17, 2020, 02:03:31 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
September 10, 2020


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor, Absent: Mary Osborn-Treasurer

Visitors:  Roger Keck

Matt Miller – Discussed Ballot Proposal I & II in November for Mid-Michigan College I. Annexation with Gratiot-Isabella RESD to service our district and II. Millage contributions of 1.2232mills. He discussed its benefits to the district.

Paul Remenar – Discussed the contract between Village of Ashley Country Christmas for the use of the building with option  to purchase.  Mr. Remenar presented with the Insurance and Tax amount and requested the village pay an interest rate.
 
After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 9/10/2020 agenda.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion carried. 

After review and discussion S. Studt    made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of August 13, 2020 as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from August 14, 2020 – September 10, 2020.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:

After review and discussion regarding Paul Remenar building council decided to table until October Council Meeting.
 
Pavilion estimates were presented by DPW Supervisor J. Zuker.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to hire excavation company for sewer lines for the Pavilion not to exceed $8,000 paid out of Country Christmas Fund.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to allow expenditures Pavilion building eaves troughs and to finalize the utilities to the building not to exceed $4,000 paid out of Country Christmas Fund.  Supported by D. Schneider.   Motion Carried. 

New Business:

Audit Review given by Clerk M. Fitzpatrick.  Overall review the Village’s net position of $294,619 is a good healthy position and the village is right on track.  Fire/Rescue Fund had a Budget Variance due to the installment loans for the new Rescue pick up and the Breathing Apparatus’.

The Corrective Action plan for the Budget Variance to send to the Treasury department was reviewed and approved.

A. Paksi motioned to move to closed session to discuss employee at 8:31pm.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

D. Schneider motioned to come out of closed session at 8:50pm.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.


D. Schneider made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:54 pm.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                       Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
7  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes August 13, 2020 on: August 20, 2020, 11:01:49 AM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
August 13, 2020



The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Absent: Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Steve Moffit and George Bailey, Gratiot County Commissioner

Steve Moffit presented with discussions on pavilion at community center and with thoughts that leaving it as an open pavilion would benefit the residents of Ashley more so than an enclosed pavilion.

George Bailey Gratiot County Commissioner presented with an update on the collaboration with townships on blight ordinances.

After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 8/13/2020 agenda.  Supported by  D. Foote .  Motion carried. 

After review and discussion S. Studt    made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2020 as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from July 10, 2020 thru August 13, 2020, 2020.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:

President A. Paksi presented with letter from attorney to notify the property owner at 121 N. Sterling Street to request a pay-off amount on said building.  After review and discussion it was voted unanimously to move forward and send letter to property owner.

Community Center Pavilion proposal from Lambrights Construction was presented by Christmas Committee Chair Roger Keck.  After review and discussion it was decided to table this discussion until all bids were in for electric and plumbing.

New Business:

After review and discussion D. Foote  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2020-02 RESOLUTION TO ANNEXATION OF TWO PARCELS ON VILLAGE OWNED PROPERTY Seconded by D. Schneider.  Roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, K. Wilson, D. Schneider, M. Turner, S. Studt
Nays: 0
Absent: 0
Resolution 2020-02 passed and adopted.

After review and discussion S. Studt made a motion to transfer $10,000.00 from the Country Christmas Fund to the Parks and Recreation Fund for Park Ball Field renovations.  Seconded by M. Turner.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion it was decided to leave Park Bathroom doors open for people to use.


D. Foote made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:17 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President            Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
8  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Special Meeting 7-15-20 on: July 21, 2020, 11:28:04 AM
Village of Ashley Council
Special Meeting
July 15, 2020


Public Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm,  May 20, 2020 by Ann Paksi, Village President.

Members Present:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, M. Turner, S. Studt, R. Studt, J. Zuker, M. Osborn
Members Absent:  K. Wilson, D. Schneider

Visitors Present:  Roger Keck, Phyllis Moore, Connie Andersen, Lynn Schulz, Peggy Roth

D. Foote made motion to approve the 7/15/20 agenda. Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

The purpose for this meeting is to have discussion on Community Center Pavilion.

After review and discussion President Paksi formed a committee to finish the plan for the Pavilion.
Pavilion Committee Members:  Joel Zuker, Bob Studt, Roger Keck

S. Studt motion to adjourn meeting at 7:49pm.  Supported by R. Studt.   Motion Carried.




____________________________________      _________________________________
Ann Paksi, President                                Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk
9  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes July 9, 2020 on: July 09, 2020, 08:46:45 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2020


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Absent: Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Dustin Schueller, Sara Siecinski, Jose Whitford and Terry O’Brien

Visitor Dustin Schueller request storm drain or tile be placed by his property due to water drainage issue he is having.  After review and discussion council stated that the DPW Supervisor would investigate and speak with homeowner regarding this matter.

Visitor’s Sara Siecinski and Jose Whitford  discussed an extension on fixing sewer issue.  After review and discussion council stated that the issue must be resolved by July 14, 2020 (7/14/2020).

Visitor Peggy Roth represented the Country Christmas committee regarding the plans for the Pavilion by the Community Center.  After review and discussion, it was decided that representatives from council will meet with committee to further discuss the plans for the pavilion.

Visitor Terry O’Brien concerned about blight issue at the East end of Wallace Street Parcel #29-41-150-061-00 requesting we send letter for owners to clean up the area.  It was stated that a letter has already been sent to the owner and also stated owners called blight officer explaining that they are working to clean up but has been delayed due to covid19.  After review and discussion council stated that they will continue to observe this property and be sure to stay on top of it.

After review and discussion B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 7/09/2020 amended agenda adding 320 W. Wallace Street tree trimming to the agenda.  Supported by  S. Studt .  Motion carried. 

After review and discussion S. Studt made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of June 18, 2020 as presented.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from June 19, 2020 thru July 9, 2020.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:

Blight Officer Mike Turner updated council on the status of the blight letters sent out last month. Stating  that there are 18 properties that are still in violation after receiving the blight letters.

After review and discussion council decided to move forward with civil infraction fines for the violations.

President Ann Paksi updated council on the status of the Remenar Building stating that owner Paul Remenar has not yet responded to the letter sent to him in June.

After review and discussion council decided that due to no response from owner Paul Remenar that the council will have attorney send letter to Mr. Remenar to request balance owed per current contractual obligation.

After review and discussion D. Schneider motioned to rescind 6/18/2020 motion to pay for half of the tree removal and for grinding of one of the stumps on 318 S. Ann St. for a total of $525. Supported by S. Studt. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt motioned to pay for half of the tree removal on 318 S. Ann Street in the amount of $400.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

Property owner at 320 W. Wallace requested to trim tree on village right of way at his expense.

After review and discussion council approved the trimming tree on village right of way at 320 W. Wallace Street at property owners’ expense.

D. Foote made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:31 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                       Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
10  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Minutes June 18, 2020 on: June 25, 2020, 03:14:55 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2020



The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor, Mary Osborn-Treasurer

Visitors:   Heather & Josh Devault, George Bailey, Roger Keck

Visitor Heather & Josh Devault requested tree trimming of a tree on village right of way, after review and discussion council advised DPW to trim tree per resident’s request.  The Devaults also brought concern of the location of their meter, making it difficult to read.

County Commissioner George Bailey introduced himself stating that he is running for County Commissioner office again.  Mr. Bailey also informed council that Gratiot County townships Elba, North Star, Wheeler and Fulton have collaborated together to establish a Blight Ordinance for those townships. Council inquired whether or not that ordinance would include the Village, Bailey stated that the Village’s Blight Ordinance would supersede the townships ordinance.  Council inquired how the village could be included in the County Ordinance since the village resided in the Elba Township.

B. Studt
 made a motion to approve the 6/18/2020 amended agenda adding Street Projects and Mosquito control.  Supported by  S. Studt .  Motion carried.  

M. Turner  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2020 as presented.  Supported by
K. Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from May 15, 2020 thru June 18, 2020.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried.  

Old Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to pay for half of the tree removal and for grinding of one of the stumps on 318 S. Ann St. for a total of $525. Supported by S. Studt. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to pay for the ESRI Subscription for the ArcGis system. Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion, the decision on what to do with the Remenar Building was tabled until owner Paul Remenar responds to the correspondence sent to him.

Country Christmas Committee Chair Roger Keck submitted update on 2020 Country Christmas Event.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to forego the 2020 Country Christmas Event due to Covid 19 virus and the inability of SRI Railroad Institute to fulfill their obligations under contract.  Supported by D. Foote.   Motion Carried.

Country Christmas Committee Chair Roger Keck updated council on the finishing of the Community Center Pavilion.

New Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to hire attorney Tony Costanzo to assist with the Quarterline Property Annexation.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion council decided to forego the Workshare Program offered by the state.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept the Letter of Engagement Proposal from Maner Costerian PC for accounting services.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.

Clerk Fitzpatrick updated council on the Fire Clean Up at 201 N. Sterling St.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept the GCRC proposal for sealcoating Oak St from McClelland to Sterling and Pine St. from Sterling St. to Quarterline St.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to allow up to $3,000 to repair Sectionline Drain Storm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion  Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept proposal from Zuker Lawncare to maintain Blight-Lawncare at $75 per mow with direction from DPW Supervisor.  Supported by K. Wilson.   Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to not allow Consumers Contractor to utilize village streets due to the weight of the transformer.  Supported by S. Studt. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to give President Paksi  consent to accept bid up to $8,000 to install electrical panels for both  the Lagoon and Oak Street Lift Stations.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion council requested a letter to be sent to resident at 315 N. Park St.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to open an account at Mercantile Bank for Fire/Rescue Special Assessment funds.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Schneider motioned to open an account at Mercantile Bank for Mosquito Millage Funds.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

Trustee M. Turner presented council with status of the Mosquito Chemical use and stating there is about ˝ of a barrel left.  The price for another barrel from Clarke is $4500.

D. Schneider made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:47pm pm.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                       Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
11  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Special Meeting 05/20/2020 on: May 28, 2020, 12:38:24 PM
Village of Ashley Council
Special Meeting
May 20, 2020


Public Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm,  May 20, 2020 by Ann Paksi, Village President.

Members Present:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, K. Wilson, D. Schneider, M. Turner
Members Absent:  S. Studt

Visitors Present:  None.

R. Studt made motion to approve the 5/20/20 agenda. Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

The purpose for this meeting is to have discussion on 2019 Fiscal Year Audit and Reconciliations.

R. Studt motion to adjourn meeting at 8:00pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.   Motion Carried.




____________________________________      _________________________________
Ann Paksi, President                                             Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk

12  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / May 14, 2020 Virtual Council Meeting on: May 21, 2020, 11:11:01 AM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
May 14, 2020



The regular virtual council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt-arrived subsequently, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor, Mary Osborn-Treasurer

Virtual Visitors:   Eric & Cathy Wegner, Tony & Sarah Siecinski

B. Studt   made a motion to approve the 5/14/2020 agenda.  Supported by  S. Studt .  Motion carried. 

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of April 9, 2020 as presented.  Supported by
K. Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from April 10, 2020 thru May 14, 2020.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried. 

Old Business: None

 
New Business:


After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept the request of variance from the required zoning regulations for property located at 302 N. Sterling St. with village reserving the right to restrict parking.  Supported by D. Schneider. 
Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to approve the Quarterline property to continue to be farmed by  Joe Fabus for the 2020 season .  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt  made a motion to accept Zuker Lawncare/Maintenance’s bid for 2020 season village lawncare and maintenance.    Seconded by D. Schneider.  Motion Failed.

After review and discussion R. Studt motioned to check with Zuker Lawncare/Maintenance to get accurate pricing and contractual number of mows for the season to be presented to President to give final approval of contract.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to accept the resubmittal of contract from Zuker Lawncare/Maintenance’s proposal for the Village’s 2020 lawncare season.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion regarding the Paul Remenar building council directed village clerk to contact attorney to discuss further.

315 N. Park St. Sewer issue discussed.

After review and discussion, the resident request at 318 S. Ann St. was tabled for 30 days.

After review and discussion, the ESRI – Arc GIS system renewal was tabled for 30 days.



D. Foote made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:35 pm.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                     Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
13  General Category / Public Notices / Virtual Council Meeting Info for 5/14/2020 on: May 11, 2020, 12:41:55 PM
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14  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Virtual Council Minutes April 9, 2020 on: April 15, 2020, 12:51:59 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2020



The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. conducted virtually by President Ann Paksi.

 Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor. Absent: Mary Osborn-Treasurer

Visitors:   None

S. Studt   made a motion to approve the amended 04/09/2020 agenda, adding Annexation of new property.  Supported by  M. Turner .  Motion carried. 

S. Studt    made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of March 12, 2020 as presented.  Supported by
D. Schneider .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from March 13, 2020 to April 9, 2020.  Supported by S. Studt. Motion carried. 

Old Business: None

 
New Business:


After review and discussion council decided to list a job opportunity ad in Michigan Works, Meridian Weekly and posted throughout town for a Seasonal DPW Worker to utilize for lawn mowing/trimming and a variety of duties assigned by the DPW supervisor.  The hiring process will take place after the Covid-19 Executive Order has been lifted.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to move forward on the Quarterline property annexation by contacting attorney to discuss the steps that need to be taken.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

M. Turner made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 7:20 pm.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.


_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
15  General Category / Forms / DPW SEASONAL SUMMER HELP JOB APPLICATION on: April 13, 2020, 12:13:17 PM
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