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1  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Meeting April 11, 2019 on: Today at 02:55:01 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

          April 11, 2019



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

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner arrived subsequently, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer.  Absent. Robert Studt

Visitors:  Diane Jones from MML,  Cindy Beracy – Lions Club, Brandon Slavik – Fire-Rescue Chief, Cheri Slavik – Fire-Rescue Auxiliary, Terry Beck, Jack Butcher, Bill Butcher, Richard Steffen, Julie Beck, Scott Faber, Jim & Theresa Lytle, John & Dianne Smith.

Dian Jones – Stated she is here if there are any futher questions regarding the MML Insurance Bid.

Cindy Beracy – Presented with idea for Lions Club to use their popcorn wagon at Ashley little league games, council gave approval to do so as long as Ashley little league did not already have something in place.   

Village Residents – Presented with questions regarding new Utility Bills.  President A. Paksi went over the new rate system for utility bills and answered all other questions regarding utility bills.  The question was presented whether the village will look at adjusting utility bills that are higher due to inaccurate meters until the meters are fixed or replaced.  Council stated that this topic is further down on the agenda to discuss.

D. Foote    made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion carried.

D. Denniston   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of  March 14, 2019 as presented.  Supported by D.
Foote .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from March 15, 2019 to April 11, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to make adjustments to the water usage on the utility bills for those residents that were identified with meter issues and bill them for the average usage of 3,000 gallons and the Ready to Serve Fee . Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston made motion to accept the Michigan Municipal League Proposal for Liability and Property Insurance.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion it was decided to move forward on the Park Bathroom renovations using funds from the Gratiot Community Foundation Grant. 

After review and discussion it was decided to table the Park Ball Field resurfacing until further information is obtained from little    league parents.

New Business:

After review and discussion Stefani Studt made motion to allow Fire & Rescue to spend up to $1500 on new badges from the Fire/Rescue Volunteer Funds.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

 After review and discussion D. Denniston made motion to give Fire & Rescue the approval to purchase a new pick up to be used as a Rescue truck per quote presented by Chief Slavik for a total of $34,562 with $20,000 down payment from the Truck Replacement Fund and financing $15,000.  Supported by Stefani Studt.  Motion Carried.

M. Turner presented with request for Village Wide Garage Sales to be held the third weekend in June.  S. Studt will post on Facebook and signage will be put out through the village.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to accept DPW Supervisor Jeff Peters resignation.  Supported by S. Studt.  Opposed by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

M. Turner  made motion to go to closed session at 9:00pm to discuss employee skills and capability. Supported by D. Denniston. Motion Carried.

D. Denniston  made motion to go back into open session at 9:38pm.  Supported by D. Foote. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to offer Bryn Lamey the DPW Supervisor position at $17 per hour plus village benefit packet and the expectations of obtaining water and sewer license at earliest opportunity.  Supported by D. Schneider.   Motion Carried.

D. Foote made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:45pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

2  General Category / Public Notices / April 2019 Village Meetings on: Today at 11:22:53 AM
*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings

April 11, 2019 7:00pm   -   Council Meeting
April 22, 2019  10:00am   -   Quarterly Budget Meeting

 
 Posted 4/18/2019
3  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Meeting March 14, 2019 on: March 26, 2019, 10:23:24 AM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

          March 14, 2019





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

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner arrived subsequently, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, R. Keck, Projects Manager, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer.  Absent. Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor

Visitors:  Diane Jones from MML and Dustin Drabeck from Decker Insurance Agency.

Both parties presented their quotes for Village Insurance Coverage and opened up for questions from council.  Council to review and discuss at next meeting. 
 
Cheri Slavik here to observe.

Brandon Slavik Fire and Rescue Chief
 
  R. Studt    made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Supported by  D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of  February 14, 2019 as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from February 15, 2019 to March 14, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

After review and discussion R. Studt  made motion to transfer monies out of  Rescue account #0699 into combined Fire/Rescue account # 4926 and close Rescue Account #0699 after all checks have cleared. Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion Carried.

New Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to Adopt Right of Way Ordinance 2019-01, to become effective April 15, 2019 . An ordinance to prohibit the obstruction of Public Rights of Way with the Village of Ashley; to require the maintenance of a portion of the public right of way; and to require the maintenance of clear vision areas. Supported by D. Foote.  Ordinance 2019-01 Declared Adopted.

Clerk presenting for DPW Supervisor stated the overhead door at fire barn was damaged when removing snow.  DPW Supervisor and Fire Department have begun getting proposal bids to have door replaced.  Council requested that an Insurance Claim is done to offset the cost of the new door.

Chief Slavik presented with the request to begin to move toward a Fire Authority Board.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to give Fire Chief the authority to move forward on developing a Fire Authority Board for the Village of Ashley and surrounding townships.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

Public Safety Committee presented with recommendations to purchase CPR device, Cribbing and Thermal Camera using Fire/Rescue Fund Raising Monies and to give permission for Washington Township’s Fire/Rescue contract stars April 1, 2019 verses March 1, 2019

After review and discussion D. Denniston motion to accept Public Safety recommendations not to exceed $25,000 for above listed items and to allow Washington Township contract to begin April 1, 2019.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

D. Denniston presented with Habitat for Humanity updates and stated they have some properties they want to clean up in mind and letters will be going out to those residents.  She also requested that the village sends out to all residents that HFH will be in the village on 4/26 & 4/27 to inform them there will be opportunities to get rid of Useable household items on those days.   

Clerk presented with a letter from Republic Waste that the cost of Trash Pickup is increasing effective March 20, 2019. 

After review and discussion M. Turner  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2019-04 RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE MONTHLY TRASH RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY.  Seconded by D. Schneider.  Roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Absent: 0
Resolution 2019-04 passed and adopted.



Amended Budget recommendations were made by the Budget Committee for Fiscal Year 18/19.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to approve budget committee recommendation for FY 18/19 amended budget.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.

Project Manager R. Keck presented with his resignation effective March 14, 2019.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to accept Project Managers resignation as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

Committee Chair President R. Keck presented with updates on Country Christmas Contracts.  SRI and the Village have come to verbal agreement at this time we are awaiting for Contract to be drawn up and signed.  The Village will be hosting a total of 22 trips beginning 11/16/19 thru 12/21/19.

D. Denniston made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:10pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                        Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

4  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Special Public Meeting 03-14-19 on: March 18, 2019, 11:22:53 AM
Village of Ashley Council
Special Meeting to the Public
March 14, 2019

Public Meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm, March 14, 2019  by Ann Paksi, Village President.

Members Present:  D. Denniston, D. Foote, R. Studt, A. Paksi, M. Turner, arrived subsequently, S. Studt,
Members Absent:  None

Visitors Present:  No Visitors Present

The purpose of this public hearing is to provide residents of the Village an opportunity to voice their interest, concerns, comments, and/or questions to members of the Village of Ashley Council, in regard to Village Ordinance 2019-01 an ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT THE OBSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY; TO REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY; AND TO REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF CLEAR VISION AREAS.

Village of Ashley Council presented public with Ordinance 2019-01 and opened to public comments.

No Public Residents present.

A. Paksi asked for more public comments.

D. Foote motion to adjourn meeting at 6:53pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried. 




_______________________________            ______________________________
Ann Paksi, President                                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk
5  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Special Meeting 02/27/2019 on: March 11, 2019, 02:17:19 PM
Village of Ashley Council
Special Meeting to the Public
February 27, 2019


Public Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm, February 27, 2019 by Ann Paksi, Village President.

Members Present:  D. Denniston, D. Foote, R. Studt, A. Paksi, M. Turner, arrived subsequently, S. Studt,
Members Absent:  None

Visitors Present:  Heather Jelinek, Josh Devault, Kristin Wilson, Matthew Mills, John Follett, Lynn Schulz, Angie Thompson, Lori Strouse

The purpose of this public hearing is to provide residents of the Village an opportunity to voice their interest, concerns, comments, and/or questions to members of the Village of Ashley Council, in regard to Village Water and Sewer Rates and to present Fiscal Years 19/20 Budget.

Village of Ashley Council presented public with new Water and Sewer rates and opened to public comments.
•   Mr. Follett from Country Car Wash and Laundromat requested the village leave the 2 inch lines verses going into the expense of spending money to replace lines. 
•   Ms. Schulz from Penny Lane stated that she does not believe that her building has a meter.
•   Resident Heather Jelinek stated she may not have a meter she will check into this.

A. Paksi asked for more public comments.

Council will review and discuss above concerns with DPW Supervisor.

Village of Ashley 2019/20 Fiscal Year Budget was presented and opened to public comments.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to accept and Adopt the 2019/2020 Fiscal Year Budget as presented.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.

D. Denniston motion to adjourn meeting at 8:15pm.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried. 




_______________________________            ______________________________
Ann Paksi, President                                                 Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk
6  General Category / Public Notices / 2019-2020 Council Meeting Dates on: February 25, 2019, 03:13:01 PM
2019-2020
VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING DATES


MARCH 14, 2019
APRIL 11, 2019
MAY 9, 2019
JUNE 13, 2019
JULY 11, 2019
AUGUST 08, 2019
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
OCTOBER   10, 2019
NOVEMBER 14, 2019
DECEMBER 12, 2019
JANUARY 9, 2020
FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Council meetings are held at the
Ashley Community Center
110 N. Sterling St.
at 7:00 p.m.
7  General Category / Public Notices / Feb/March Village Meetings on: February 21, 2019, 04:22:23 PM
*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings

February 27, 2019 7:00pm – Special Public Meeting – Budget and New Water/Sewer     
                     Rates.
March 14, 2019  6:45pm   -   Special Public Meeting – Right of Way Ordinance
March 14, 2019  7:00pm   -   Council Meeting

8  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / Council Meeting February 14, 2019 on: February 21, 2019, 02:15:53 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

          February 14, 2019




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

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner arrived subsequently, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, R. Keck, Projects Manager, Michelle Fitzpatrick Clerk arrived subsequently, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor Absent. Mary Osborn, Treasurer

Visitors:  Dawn Parker from Habitat for Humanity – Here to discuss a neighborhood Rock the Block clean up event for blocks in the village that may need help with clean up.

Anmarie Bradley and Cheri Slavik here to observe.

Brandon Slavik Fire and Rescue Chief

R. Studt made a motion to approve the request for village participation in the Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block event to take place April 26, 2018 and April 27, 2018.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion Carried.

  D. Schneider   made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Supported by  D. Foote.  Motion carried.

R. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of January 10, 2019 as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from January 11, 2019 to February 14, 2019.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

Fire and Rescue request for compensation for Hobo Kitchen was reviewed and discussed.

Letter received from DEQ in folders was reviewed and discussed.  R. Studt to follow up with DEQ regarding this matter. 

New Business:

Chief Slavik presented 2018-2019 fire budget amendments request.

After review and discussion D. Denniston made motion to accept the Fire Chief budget recommendations and approve the Amended Fire Budget. Supported by  D. Schneider.   Motion Carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to accept budget committee recommendations and approve the amended 18-19 budget.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.

President A. Paksi presented with the new FY 19/20 Committee Members.  Reviewed and discussed.

After review and discussion R. Studt  made motion to approve council meeting 2019/2020 dates as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

Trustee M. Turner brought up a request from a community member to think about using the Community Center once a month for a Senior Luncheon.  It was brought to our attention that the community churches are already doing this.

Casair sent an application request for rights-of-way (ROW) permit regarding installation of fiber optic cable in the public ROWs within the village limits.  Reviewed and discussed.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to move forward with a Sidewalk Right of Way Ordinance.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

Water and Sewer Committee presented Rural Water Study recommendations.

After review and discussion D. Schneider made motion to Adopt Resolution 2019-01 supported by S. Studt.   RESOLUTION TO ADD READY TO SERVE FEE FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
 Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent:  0
Resolution 2019-01 Passed and Adopted.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to Adopt Resolution 2019-02 supported by D. Schneider.   RESOLUTION TO REVISE WATER RATES AND FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent:  0
Resolution 2019-02 Passed and Adopted.

After review and discussion D. Schneider  made motion to Adopt Resolution 2019-03 supported by D. Foote.   RESOLUTION TO REVISE SEWER RATES AND FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent:  0
Resolution 2019-03 Passed and Adopted.

A. Paksi made motion to go to Closed Session to go over SRI Contract at 8:45pm.  Roll Call Vote was taken.
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent: 0

Closed Session Passed.

D. Denniston made motion to go to Open Session at 9:20pm. Supported by D. Foote.  Roll Call Vote was taken.
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays:  0
Abstain: 0
Absent: 0

Open Session Passed.

D. Foote made motion to go to Closed Session at 9:21pm to discuss employee wages based on wage committee recommendations.  Roll Call Vote was taken.
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent: 0

Closed Session Passed.

D. Schneider  made motion to go back to Open Session at 10:02pm.  Supported by D. Foote.    Roll Call Vote was taken.
Ayes:  D. Denniston, M. Turner, R. Studt, D. Schneider, A. Paksi, D. Foote, S. Studt.
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent: 0

Open Session Passed.

R. Studt  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 10:10pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

9  General Category / Public Notices / Informational Meeting for Water/Sewer Rates on: February 20, 2019, 02:52:04 PM

***NOTICE***

A Public Hearing will be held
Tuesday 02/27/19 at 7:00 p.m.
at the
Ashley Community Center
110 N. Sterling St.
to take comments on the Water and Sewer Rates
effective 03/01/19,
 New Rates are located at 114 S. Sterling St.
Monday thru Thursdays from 9am to 4pm
For your review

10  General Category / Public Notices / 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget meeting on: February 20, 2019, 02:50:33 PM
****NOTICE****

A Public Hearing will be held
Tuesday 02/27/19 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Ashley Community Center
110 N. Sterling St.
to take comments on the proposed 2019-2020 Budget.

A copy of the proposed budget is available for public viewing
at the Ashley Village Office, 114 S. Sterling St.
Monday thru Thursdays from 9am to 4pm 

Immediately following the Public Hearing
A Special Meeting
Will be held and the proposed budget will be Adopted.
11  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / January 10, 2019 Council Meeting Minutes on: January 17, 2019, 09:46:55 AM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

          January 10, 2019




The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor, Absent R. Keck, Projects Manager.

Visitors:  None Present

D. Denniston     made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Supported by  R. Studt.  Motion carried.

R. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of December 13, 2018 as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from December 14, 2018 thru January 10, 2019.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried.

Fire/Rescue Report:  Report was reviewed and discussed.

Old Business:

Wage committee presented to council that water/sewer operator position was eliminated  and DPW will take over operations going forward.

New Business:

Wage committee presented with change in positions for DPW employees, B. Lamey will be moved into part-time position and R. Brzak will listed as a Per Diem employee. 

After Review and discussion D. Foote made motion to accept the budget committee’s recommendations and approve the Amended Budget. Supported by  S. Studt.   Motion Carried.

President A. Paksi  informed council that FY19/20 discussions have begun and that she has requested all departments to turn in their budget.

After review and discussion the Final Rural Water Study to be tabled until after Water/Sewer Committee meets.

R. Studt presented Public Safety recommendations to meet with all Townships that Fire/Rescue covers to discuss contracts, meeting was set for Monday, January 14, 2019.  He also presented with the request from Fire/Rescue to receive monetary compensation for working the Hobo Kitchen during Country Christmas, after review and discussion council tabled until further discussions.

R. Studt  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:38pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

12  General Category / Public Notices / January 2019 Village Meetings on: December 20, 2018, 10:57:04 AM
*NOTICE*


Upcoming Village Meetings

   January 3, 2019 10:00am – Budget committee Meeting
   January 7, 2019, 7:00pm– Fire & Rescue Meeting (Fire Hall)  
   **January 9, 2019, 4:00pm – Public Safety Committee Budget Meeting (Village Office)
   January 10, 2019 7:00pm – Council Meeting (Community Center)
        **January 14, 2019 7:00pm - Public Safety Committee meeting (Community Center)
   **January 15, 2019 10:00am – Wage Committee Meeting & Budget Committee Meeting to follow(Village Office)
        **January 30, 2019 3:00pm – Public Safety Committee (Village Office)

**Indicates New meeting

***Subject to change with proper Notice***
                                                          
   
Original Post 12/20/18 11:00Am
Updated Post 1/7/19 11:30am; 1/23/19 3:09pm
13  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / December 13, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes on: December 20, 2018, 10:47:52 AM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
December 13, 2018


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer, R. Keck, Projects manager.  Absent Doug Schneider, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor

Visitors:  Dustin Drabek – Decker Agency, Dan Morden - GCCDA

  R. Studt     made a motion to approve the amended agenda as presented adding Fire Department, Council Meetings and Marijuana use in town to the agenda.  Supported by  M. Turner.  Motion carried.

S. Studt  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of November 8, 2018 as presented.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from November 9, 2018 thru December 13, 2018.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

After review and discussion  R. Studt made motion to Rescind Resolution 2018-10 supported by M. Turner.   RESOLUTION TO ADD READINESS TO SERVE FEE AND REVISE WATER RATES AND FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
 Ayes:  A. Paksi, R. Studt, D. Denniston,  S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: D. Foote
Abstain: 0
Absent:  D. Schneider
Resolution 2018-10 Rescinded.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to Amend Adopted Resolution 2018-11 supported by S. Studt to change effective date from December 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019  RESOLUTION TO SEWER RATES AND FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent:  D. Schneider
Resolution 2018-11 Amended.

New Business:

After review and discussion R. Studt motioned to remove Tisha Dodd from all Village Accounts effective 12/13/18. Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

 Grievance was received for Blight Ordinance 2011-03 sect. 3-B-C violation at a residence in village limits.  After review and discussion it was determined that a certified letter will be sent out giving resident 15 days to correct violation without fines.

After review and discussion R. Studt  made motion to accept Gratiot County Community Foundation Grant for $3675.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

Clerk, M. Fitzpatrick gave updates on LWCF and SRTS Grant Funds.

After review and discussion M. Turner  made motion to Cash in CD #210 in the amount of $75,758.37 to be reimbursed back into a CD when Grant Monies are refunded.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion it was determined to discuss with Chief that Fire/Rescue department budget include building maintenance.

 After review and discussion  R. Studt made motion to Adopt Resolution 2018-12 supported by D. Foote.   RESOLUTION TO RESCIND COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS COMPENSATION  FOR ALL TRUSTEES AND PRESIDENT  FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY FOR EFFECTIVE DATES OF DECEMBER 13, 2018 THRU FEBRUARY 28, 2019.
 Ayes:  A. Paksi, R. Studt, D. Denniston, S. Studt, D. Foote
Nays: M. Turner
Abstain: 0
Absent:  D. Schneider
Resolution 2018-12 ADOPTED

After review and discussion  D. Foote  made motion to Adopt Resolution 2018-13 supported by R. Studt.   RESOLUTION TO REDUCE COUNCIL MEETING COMPENSATION  FOR ALL TRUSTEES AND PRESIDENT  FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY FOR FROM $60 PER MEETING TO $30 PER MEETING EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2019.
 Ayes:  A. Paksi, R. Studt, D. Denniston, S. Studt, D. Foote
Nays: M. Turner
Abstain: 0
Absent:  D. Schneider
Resolution 2018-13 ADOPTED

After review and discussion  D. Foote  made motion to Adopt Resolution 2018-14 supported by D. Denniston.   RESOLUTION TO REDUCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS COMPENSATION  FOR ALL TRUSTEES AND PRESIDENT  FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY FOR FROM $30 PER MEETING TO $10 PER MEETING UP TO $1,000 WITH REMAINING MEETINGS COMPENSATION TO BE UNPAID EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2019.
 Ayes:  A. Paksi, R. Studt, D. Denniston, S. Studt, D. Foote
Nays: M. Turner
Abstain: 0
Absent:  D. Schneider
Resolution 2018-14 ADOPTED


D. Foote made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:32pm.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion Carried.



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                      Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

14  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / November 8, 2018 Council Minutes on: November 15, 2018, 06:14:35 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2018


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor, Michelle Fitzpatrick Clerk, R. Keck, Projects manager.  Absent Mary Osborn, Treasurer.

Visitors:  Cheri Slavik, Brandon Slavik-Chief, Bryan Moore-Assistant Chief, Dawn Wirt & family

  R. Studt     made a motion to approve the amended agenda as presented adding Park Bathrooms to the agenda and striking Fire & Rescue Department Report from the agenda.  Supported by  D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

D. Denniston made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2018 as presented.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from October 12, 2018 thru November 8, 2018.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

Fire & Rescue Department Report – 

Old Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner  made motion to make the Fire Auxiliary account #7359 one account and to combine Fire and Rescue Fundraising Accounts #5066, #8307 and #1685 as on account.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to allow fire chief to transfer up to $5,000 from Fire/Rescue fundraising account to Fire Auxiliary account for the purpose of Country Christmas with approval from a Public Safety Committee Member.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

New Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to accept Public Safety Committee salary recommendations for Chief at $3,000, Assistant Chief at $2000, Captain(s) at $750 and Lieutenant(s) at $375.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to accept Public Safety Committee recommendations to raise spending cap for Chief and Assistant Chief Purchase limit from $250 to $500.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to Adopt Resolution 2018-10 supported by D. Schneider.   RESOLUTION TO ADD READINESS TO SERVE FEE AND REVISE WATER RATES AND FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
 Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent:  0
Resolution 2018-10 Passed and Adopted.

After review and discussion R. Studt made motion to Adopt Resolution 2018-11 supported by D. Schneider.   RESOLUTION TO SEWER RATES AND FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0
Absent:  0
Resolution 2018-11 Passed and Adopted.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to accept the Budget Committee recommendations and to Approve and Adopt the amended budget.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston made motion to suspend 2019 Trading Days Event to be revisited in 2020.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After Review and Discussion it was determined to table discussion on Lagoons until further information is received. 

Grievance was received for Zoning Ordinance section 3; article III #2 violation at a residence in village limits.  After review and discussion it was determined that a certified letter will be sent out giving resident 15 days to correct violation without fines.

President Paksi informed trustees that the Gratiot County Community Foundation awarded our requested grant for repairs and remodel of our park bathrooms.

M. Turner made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:30pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                     Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

15  General Category / Council Meeting Minutes / October 11, 2018 Council Minutes on: October 17, 2018, 01:35:54 PM
Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2018


The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dee Denniston, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor, Michelle Fitzpatrick Clerk, R. Keck, Projects manager and Mary Osborn, Treasurer arrived subsequently.

Visitors:  Cheri Slavik, Brandon Slavik-Chief

  D. Denniston    made a motion to approve the amended agenda as presented adding furnish new Sewer/Water to New property owners to agenda.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried.

S. Studt made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2018 as presented.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from September 14, 2018 thru October 11, 2018.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

Fire & Rescue Department Report – Fire and Rescue report was reviewed and discussed.   Chief Slavik presented with a request to spend up to $500 for the purchase of a new sink.

D. Foote made motion to allow Fire & Rescue Department to spend up to $500 to purchase a new sink from the Fund Raising Funds.  M. Turner supported.  Motion Carried.



Old Business:

Water and Sewer Committee presented with recommendation of implementing a $50 Right to Serve Fee for all village structures with water supplied to it and then adjust water rate to $26.98 per month.

D. Schneider made motion to accept Water and Sewer Committee recommendations as presented.  S. Studt supported.  Motion Carried. 

New Business:


Chief Slavik presented with request to move $9952.30 that was used to pay off tanker out of Fire Fund and put back into Fire Truck Replacement Fund.

D. Foote motioned to transfer $9952.30 from Fire Fund Account and put back into Fire Truck Replacement Fund Account.  Supported by d. Denniston.   Motion Carried.

Chief Slavik also presented with request to combine all four Fire/Rescue Fundraising Accounts into one account, council tabled until presented to Public Safety Committee.  Chief Slavik requested to move monies out of Fire/Rescue Building Fund account into the Fire Auxiliary Account until Accounts are combined.

D. Denniston made motion to move $10,000 out of Fire/Rescue Building Fund into Fire Auxiliary Fund Account.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

Clerk presented with a request from the Loft Kids from the Mash program at the Ashley United Methodist Church to paint the trash cans at the park.  Discussion was tabled until further information was received.

R. Keck stated that an application to Gratiot Community Foundation was sent in for request for a grant in the amount of $3675 to fix the restrooms at the Park.   No word as of yet to whether grant was approved yet or not.

R. Keck informed Trustees that the Country Christmas Committee put together a meeting with Little League Parents to meet with a Turf Specialist to discuss the Park Ball Field turf for October 23, 2018.

Resident Grievances were reviewed and discussed.

D. Foote presented with regards to the new property owner by the Lagoons request for Water / Sewer hook-up at new residence, after review and discussion it was determined to table the topic until all permits and details are provided by the owner.

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



_____________________________         __________________________________
Ann Paksi, Village President                    Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk

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