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 on: February 11, 2020, 11:42:56 AM 
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*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings
      
February 13, 2020   -   Council Meeting
          
                             
***All meetings held at the Community Center at 110 N. Sterling St. Ashley, MI  48806 unless otherwise noted.
**Denotes New Meeting

 

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 on: January 22, 2020, 03:41:49 PM 
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*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings
      
January 9, 2020      -   Council Meeting
January 20, 2020   -       Budget Meeting (village office)   
January 23, 2020       -   Public Safety Committee Meeting (Village Office)
January 24, 2020       -        Wage Committee Meeting (Village Office)
                           
***All meetings held at the Community Center at 110 N. Sterling St. Ashley, MI  48806 unless otherwise noted.
**Denotes New Meeting


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 on: January 21, 2020, 02:42:21 PM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2020

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, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-clerk arrived subsequently, Mary Osborn-Treasurer.  Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor. Absent: Doug Schneider

Visitors:   Fire-Rescue Chief Brandon Slavik

Fire and Rescue quarterly report reviewed and discussed.

B. Studt   made a motion to approve the amended agenda adding CD account #4919.  Supported by  M.Turner .  Motion carried. 

M. Turner   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of December 12, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
D. Foote .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from December 13, 2019 thru January 9, 2020.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion carried. 

Old Business
: None

 
New Business:


Chief Slavik presented with the request to close accounts and transfer the funds to open accounts.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to close Rescue account #0699 and transfer funds into Fire/Rescue account #4926.  Supported by D. Foote. 
Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to allow Fire/Rescue to spend up to $23,000 using funds from the closed acct #0699 in combination with funds from grant money they received for the purchase of 800mhz radios for the department.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt motioned to allow Fire/Rescue to spend up to $11,000 from fundraising funds for the remaining balance of the purchase for the 800mhz radios.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to allow Fire/Rescue to close Rescue Cd #3851 and transfer funds to the Fire/Rescue Fund account # 4926.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to allow Fire/Rescue to close account #3216 and transfer funds to the Fire/Rescue Fund account #4926.  Supported by D, Foote.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to allow Fire/Rescue to transfer $16,000 from Truck Replacement Fund account #3109 and transfer into Fire/Rescue Fund account #4926.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

It was brough to Council attention that there are residents parking on sidewalks throughout the village.  After review and discussion, it was decided that Violation letters be sent to those residents and monitored for corrections of violation.

Clerk gave update on the purchase of Quarterline property.  She informed Council that the Long Form application has been sent to the Michigan Treasury Department for the Bond and that she will have an updated timeline from Baker Tilly next week sometime.

President A. Paksi gave updates on Country Christmas.

Treasurer informed Council that Sewer CD # 4919 is maturing 01/15/2020.  It was stated that the CD matures every 30 days and Council made decision to leave it as a CD for now.

D. Foote made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:00 pm.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.


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

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 on: December 19, 2019, 02:56:17 PM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
December 12, 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, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson arrived subsequently, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, arrived subsequently.  Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Heather Devault, Karen Skaryd

Mrs. Devault questioned how often we read meters and requested too know where her meter is so she can read it for herself.  Council answered her questions and DPW will be getting with her to show her where her meter is.

Ms. Skaryd presented with complaint regarding parking issues in front of her driveway and in her yard and questioned her increase in water usage. Council stated they would contact landlord and if needed the Sheriff’s department to remove vehicles.  Council directed DPW to show Ms. Skaryd where her meter is as well and explained that her usage changes every 1,000 gallons.

S. Studt   made a motion to approve the amended agenda adding Sectionline Drainage and County Blight collaboration.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion carried. 

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of November 14, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
K Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from November 15, 2019 thru December 12, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:

After review and discussion D. Schneider made motion to adopt Ordinance 2019-05 to PROHIBIT MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY.  Supported by D. Foote.

Ordinance 2019-05 Declared Passed and Adopted

R. Studt brought up concerns regarding drainage issues on Sectionline Street.  Council directed DPW Supervisor to contact the drain commissioner to see what options we have.

R. Studt informed council that Gratiot County is considering collaboration for blight issues throughout Gratiot County. 

New Business:

 After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to approve Resolution 2019-08 for approval of Village of Ashley Fire Department to participate in the Gratiot County Mutual Aid Box Alarm System(MABAS)division.
Roll Call Vote was taken:
Ayes: Ann Paksi, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Doug Schneider, Stefani Studt, Mike Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0

Resolution 2019-08 Declared Adopted.

DPW Supervisor advised council that we only have one Pick up in working order and would like to start pricing new ones.  After review and discussion council agreed to have D. Foote price out vehicles and revisit at a later date.

Country Christmas requested to get their own Debit or Credit card to use to have on file at Steamboat Railroad Institute to purchase train tickets for large donors.  After review and discussion council stated that Country Christmas Committee could use the Village Credit Card instead of getting their own.

After review and discussion M. Turner  motioned to allow bank draw of $500 for the North Pole Express to purchase supplies for last train.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

D. Foote informed council that Township street funds for 2020 year are being used to Sealcoat Farr Street.  Any future street funds requested from Elba Township will need to have a project request in writing to present to their board before funds can be released.

After review and discussion D. Foote motion to allow transfer of $1,000 from Fire Volunteer Fund Account #5066 to Fire Auxiliary Account #7359 to replenish their account from purchases of supplies for Country Christmas Hobo Kitchen.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

D. Foote  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:16 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

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

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 on: November 26, 2019, 12:56:02 PM 
Started by ashleyvillage - Last post by ashleyvillage
*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings
      
      November 14, 2019  7:00pm -   Council Meeting
      November 27, 2019  6:30pm   -   Council Meeting (village office)
 
 
 
 
   ***All meetings held at the Community Center at 110 N. Sterling St. Ashley, MI  48806 unless otherwise noted.
   **Denotes New Meeting

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 on: November 21, 2019, 10:56:17 AM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2019



The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:09 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
 
Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, arrived subsequently, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer.  Absent. Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Chief Slavik informed council that they installed a furnace in the Fire Hall Building.
Chief Slavik also presented with request to add an SEGA member on the fundraising account.


 S. Studt   made a motion to approve the amended agenda adding a SEGA member on the fundraising acct #5066.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion carried. 

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

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from  October 11, 2019 thru November 14, 2019.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried. 


 Old Business:

Medical Marihuana Opt out Resolution 2018-02 was discussed, questioning whether the Resolution will be enough to cover the Village of Ashley.

After review and discussion it was decided to check with LARA MRA-Enforcement to verify if this is enough or do we need to do an Ordinance to opt out.

New Business:

Village Clerk brought attention to council that the village computers will not handle the Windows 10 update that is needed before January, clerk presented with a quote from Dell Computers.

After review and discussion M. Turner motion to approve expenditure up to $2,000 to replace the two village office computers. Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motion to add Cheri Slavik onto the fire volunteer  fundraising account #5066.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

D. Foote  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 7:45 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


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


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 on: October 17, 2019, 12:59:03 PM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2019



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, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt arrived subsequently, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor.  Absent Michelle Fitzpatrick-clerk.

Visitors:   

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

D. Schneider   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
K. Wilson  .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from September 13, 2019 thru October 10, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried. 


 Old Business:

President A. Paksi presented with the Resolution authorizing issuance of 2020 Capital Improvement Bonds in the amount of $500,000.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to authorize ISSUANCE OF 2020 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS in the amount of $500,000.  Supported by M. Turner.  Roll Call Vote Taken.
Ayes:  D. Foote, A. Paksi, D. Schneider, K. Wilson, M. Turner, R. Studt
Nays: 0
Absent:  S. Studt

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to approve spending down Fire/Rescue fundraising funds out of account ending in #5066 or seek legal counsel to support the transfer of funds into the SEGA accounts.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.

Discussion regarding using the remaining balance of $20,000 in the LWCF Grant (Park & Rec).  After review and discussion it was decided to look into paving, benches being a possibility for using the remaining balance.  DPW Supervisor Joel Zuker will take lead in managing this project.

Discussion regarding the balanced owed to the Village from Spicers in the overpayment made from the Safe Routes to School Grant.  After review and discussion it was decided to seek legal counsel and request them to send letter to Spicers.

New Business:

President Paksi appointed Kristin Wilson to the Wage Committee.

Discussion regarding the Old Village Office building was brought to council’s attention that vendors would like to utilize an area for sleeping.  After review and discussion council requested that we check with insurance company to see if there is a rider we can add to our insurance for occupancy.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept water/sewer recommendations as presented.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt motioned to advertise for sale the old Mosquito Sprayer starting at $2500.  Supported by S.Studt.  Motion Carried.

D. Foote  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:15 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


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

Notes taken by M. Osborn, treasurer

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 on: September 30, 2019, 01:28:55 PM 
Started by ashleyvillage - Last post by ashleyvillage
*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings[/b]

October 1, 2019 1:00pm   -   Water/Sewer/Trash Meeting (Village Office)
October 7, 2019 7:00pm    -   Fire/Rescue Meeting (Fire Hall)
October 10, 2019 7:00pm   -   Council Meeting
October 14, 2019 7:00pm   -   Country Christmas
Every Thursday 9a-12p   -   Country Christmas Workers Bee
 
 
   ***All meetings held at the Community Center at 110 N. Sterling St. Ashley, MI  48806 unless otherwise noted.
   **Denotes New Meeting

Posted 9/29/19      

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 on: September 19, 2019, 03:18:19 PM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

September 12, 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, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Kristin Wilson, Mary Osborn, Treasurer, Joel Zuker, and DPW Supervisor.  Absent Michelle Fitzpatrick, clerk,  Robert Studt, trustee.

Visitors:  Fire Chief Brandon Slavik, Wes Barrett Sr.,  Kourtney Barrett, DJ Edwards, Ann Marie Bradley-
rescue.

 D. Foote   made a motion to approve the amended agenda adding Fire/Rescue fundraising money as presented.  Supported by  S. Studt .  Motion carried. 

 S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
D. Schneider  .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Schneider   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from August 9, 2019 thru September 12, 2019.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion carried.  M. Turner  nay votes.

Landlord DJ Edwards presented with concerns regarding utility fees.

After review and discussion council decided to check with Rural Water on any possible changes to the current fee methods.


 Old Business:

President presented the only sealed bid received on the Zero Turn Lawn Mower.

After review and discussion Bid was approved. 

President presented  the request for approval on the Country Christmas pavilion to be built at location on Sterling Street.

After review and discussion the request was tabled until further information received.

Trustee D. Foote presented with the Resolution authorizing publication of  Notice of Intent to Issue Capital Improvement Bonds.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to authorize PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS in the amount of $500,000.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Roll Call Vote Taken.
Ayes:  D. Foote, A. Paksi, S. Studt, D. Schneider, K. Wilson, M. Turner
Nays: 0
Absent: R. Studt.

Fire Chief presented with the request for approval of SEGA and their established bylaws, an association made up of Fire and Rescue volunteers to handle all fundraiser events and monies on behalf of the Village of Ashley Fire and Rescue department.

After review and discussion S. Studt motioned to approve fire/rescue request to develop and join South East Gratiot Association; known as SEGA and their bylaws.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.  Abstained D. Schneider and M. Turner.

Fire Chief  presented with request to transfer Fire/Rescue Fundraising monies from account ending in #5066 out of  the village funds and into the established association of SEGA.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to approve transfer of Fire/Rescue fundraising funds out of account ending in #5066 and into the established SEGA accounts, pending the approval of accountant.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.  Abstained M. Turner and D. Schneider.

New Business:

President Paksi presented with request to offer DPW Supervisor Vision and Dental benefits.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to offer DPW Supervisor Vision and Dental benefits as presented.  Supported by S. Studt.   Motion Carried.

DPW Supervisor presented with request for repairs on the #2 Well.

After review and discussion M. Turner  motioned to accept the request for repairs on Well #2 accepting bid proposal from Northern Pump and Well.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

M. Turner presented with request to move forward with the fines as stated in Ordinance 2011-03.

After review and discussion council approved the request to move forward with fines.

S. Studt  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:23pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.


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

Notes taken by M. Osborn, treasurer

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 on: September 05, 2019, 02:42:03 PM 
Started by ashleyvillage - Last post by ashleyvillage
*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings

September 2, 2019 7:00pm    -   Fire/Rescue Meeting (Fire Hall)
September 12, 2019 7:00pm   -   Council Meeting
September 9, 2019 7:00pm   -   Country Christmas
Every Thursday 9a-12p         -   Country Christmas Workers Bee

**September 19, 2019 7pm       -        Special Council Meeting (pavilion)

   ***All meetings held at the Community Center at 110 N. Sterling St. Ashley, MI  48806 unless otherwise noted.
   **Denotes New Meeting
   

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