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 on: July 12, 2019, 02:49:32 PM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

July 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, Robert Studt, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Kristin Wilson, Michelle Fitzpatrick arrived subsequently, Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer, Joel Zuker, and DPW Supervisor

Visitors:  F. Sefl, representing Fire/Rescue Department.

K. Wilson took the Oath of Office and joined the council members.

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

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
D. Schneider  .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt  made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from   May 10, 2019 to June 13, 2019.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried.

Old Business:
None

New Business:

After review and discussion R. Studt made motion to approve loan thru Huntington Bank for a total of $54,735.40 with a $30,000 down payment for rescue truck and brush skid unit with clarification of attorney fees and with approved signers Ann Paksi and Michelle Fitzpatrick.  Supported by S. Studt.  M. Turner and D. Schneider abstained.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to approve loan thru Huntington Bank for $74,245.72 with a down payment of $10,000 for SCBA’s with clarification of attorney fees and with approved signers Ann Paksi and Michelle Fitzpatrick.  Supported by R. Studt.  M. Turner and D. Schneider abstained.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt supported by S. Studt made a motion to adopt Resolution 2019-05.  RESOLUTION REGARDING THE PURCHASE OF ONE (A) 2019 FORD F350 PICK UP TRUCK WITH SKID UNIT AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AND (B) TWELVE SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT (SCBA’S) WITH PURCHASE PRICES OF (A) FIFTY-FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE AND 40/100 ($54,735.40)AND (B) SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE AND 72/100 DOLLARS ($74,245.72) AND TO ENTER INTO INSTALLMENT PURCHASE AGREEMENTS (IPA) TO FINANCE THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY WITH HUNTINGTON BANK.
Roll call vote was taken
Ayes:  A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, S. Studt, K. Wilson
Nays: None
Abstained:  D. Schneider, M. Turner
RESOLUTION 2019-05 PASSED AND ADOPTED

After review and discussion A. Paksi made motion to table the Resolution for mercantile bank.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion the decision to allow Country Christmas committee was tabled for August meeting.

After review and discussion it was decided to send letter to Gratiot County Commissioner regarding  Michigan Mobile Rescue Unit (MMR) decision to leave Ashley’s station house without notice.

A resident’s grievance regarding a blight issue on property within village limits was reviewed and discussed.  Steps are being taken to take care of the blight.

The request for extra trash cans for the Lattice Company was reviewed and discussed.  After DPW supervisor J. Zuker indicated there were no more cans to give it was recommended that maybe they could bundle their cardboard and set out for trash pickup day or possibly get their own can and republic will still pick up.

M. Turner brought resident concern regarding the drains on Sectionline, DPW supervisor J. Zuker indicated that he has already begun repair on the drains in that area and other area within the village.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to move forward with the purchase of a new mosquito sprayer suitable to Presidents A. Paksi’s approval for financing excess of $16.39 from the original $14,000 approved at 6/13/19 meeting.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

D. Schneider    made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:15pm.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.


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

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 on: July 10, 2019, 01:44:08 PM 
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Village of Ashley Council
Special Meeting
June 26, 2019

Public Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm, June 26, 2019 by Ann Paksi, Village President.

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

R. Studt approved agenda. Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

Visitors Present:  None

The purpose of this special meeting is to discuss and finalize the purchase of the 73.7 acre property located at 7827 Quarterline Rd., Ashley, MI.

R. Studt made motion to go into closed session.  Supported by D. Schneider.
Roll call vote taken.
Ayes:  D. Foote, D. Schneider, M. Turner, S. Studt, R. Studt, A. Paksi
Nays:  None

M. Turner made motion to go back into open session. Supported by D. Schneider.
Roll vote taken.
Ayes:  D. Foote, D. Schneider, M. Turner, S. Studt, R. Studt, A. Paksi
Nays:  None

After review and discussion D. Schneider made motion to finalize the purchase of the 33.7 Acres and 40 Acres = 73.7 total M/L property located at 7827 Quarterline Rd. Ashley, MI  Parcel #29-03-007-004-01 and  29-03-007-001-00 pending a suitable agreement with DTE Energy about the Memorandum of standard utility  easement for wind energy development(Parcel 3 SW ¼ of the SE 1/4 , except a parcel of land commencing 357ft, thence South of the NW corner thence East 295ft, thence South 189ft, thence West 295ft, thence North 189ft to the point of beginning, Section 7, T9N, R1w) subject to acceptable financing with final approval of mentioned above by the Village of Ashley Council, with purchase price of $420,090.  Supported by M. Turner.
Roll call vote taken:
Ayes: D. Foote, R. Foote, A. Paksi, D. Schneider, M. Turner.
Nays:  S. Studt.

S. Studt motion to adjourn meeting.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried. 




_______________________________            ______________________________
Ann Paksi, President                                       Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk

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 on: June 20, 2019, 10:04:53 AM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

June 13, 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, Robert Studt, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk, Mary Osborn, Treasurer, Joel Zuker, and DPW Supervisor

Visitors:  J. Butcher, B. Butcher, H. Jelinek, K. Wilson, R. Keck, B. Beracy, B. Slavik – Fire/Rescue Chief, R. Morris, DO, R. Slavik.

J. Butcher presented with the concern about the ambulance moving out of town and would like the council to check into this and find out their reasoning.  He also presented with the question on fixing the storm drains.  Council responded stating they will contact the Michigan Mobile Response unit to find out why they decided to move and stated that at this time fixing the drains is very costly and will stated they will have further discussions on what they can do about it.

S. Studt    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 June 13, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
S. Studt  .  Motion carried.

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

Old Business:


New Business:

Amendment of Civil Infraction Ordinance 2015-01 was voted on at Special Public Meeting held on 6-13-19 at 6:45pm.

Amendment of Right of Way Ordinance 2019-01 was voted on at Special Public Meeting held on 6-13-19 at 6:45pm.

A. Paksi brought question from Country Christmas committee of allowing the vendors with campers/trailers to park at the village park during Country Christmas event to keep them out of the downtown area.  After review and discussion council gave the okay to allow this.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to move forward with the purchase of a new mosquito sprayer suitable to Presidents A. Paksi’s approval for financing not to exceed $14,000.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to approve loan thru Mercantile Bank for a total of $54,735.40 with a $30,000 down payment for rescue truck and brush skid unit with clarification of attorney fees and with approved signers Ann Paksi and Michelle Fitzpatrick.  Supported by S. Studt.  M. Turner and D. Schneider abstained.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to approve loan thru Mercantile Bank for $74,245.72 with a down payment of $10,000 for SCBA’s with clarification of attorney fees and with approved signers Ann Paksi and Michelle Fitzpatrick.  Supported by R. Studt.  M. Turner and D. Schneider abstained.  Motion Carried.

Public Safety recommendation reviewed and discussed.

Per Chief Slavik Fire & Rescue are no longer have an interest in using the MMR building.

After review and discussion R. Studt made motion for utilizing the funds in Rescue account #3216 and the Rescue CD to purchase new rescue truck and skid unit. Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

DPW supervisor J. Zuker presented with the need to upgrade the Omni license from 3G to 4G due to 3G expiring in December.

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to upgrade to the Omni 4G with expense up to $600.  Supported by D.Foote.  Motion Carried.

Clerk M. Fitzpatrick presented with request to purchase new printer for the Village office.

After review and discussion S. Studt made motion to approve up to $3,000 for the purchase of a new printer for Village office. Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion it was decided to table the appointment of new wage committee.

Planning Commission Chairman R. Keck presented with the opportunity for the village to purchase property south of the village on M-57 to make the Village of Ashley more prosperous with future development.

After review and discussion D. Foote made motion to allow President A. Paksi enter into negotiations to make a purchase offer for all 73.7 acres  of property south of the village on M-57 between Arnold and McClelland for future development.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

R. Studt    made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:15pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.



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

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 on: June 18, 2019, 12:44:05 PM 
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Village of Ashley Council
Special Meeting to the Public
June 13, 2019

Public Meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm, June 13, 2019 by Ann Paksi, Village President.

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

S. Studt approved agenda. Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

Visitors Present:  Jack Butcher, Bill Butcher, Heather Jelinek, Kristin Wilson, Roger Keck, Brent Beracy, Brandon Slavik, Roger Morris, DO, Roger Slavik

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 Amendment of 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 and Amendment of Village Ordinance 2015-01 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NUMBER 2015-01 TO CLARIFY THE METHOD OF SERVICE AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN CIVIL FINES.

Village of Ashley Council presented public with the amendment of Ordinance 2019-01 and Ordinance 2015-01 and opened to public comments.

Public Comments:
 J. Butcher presented with question of how does council intend to enforce these civil infractions.  President A. Paksi responded that the village has a Blight Officer and intends to start enforcing the blight issues in town and the parking on the new sidewalks. 

A. Paksi asked for more public comments.

R. Studt made motion to accept the amendment of Ordinance 2019-01 to be replaced by Ordinance 2019-02 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE OBSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY; TO REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF A PORTION OF THE PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY; AND TO REQUIRE THE MAINTENANCE OF CLEAR VISION AREANS; AND TO ESTABLISH CIVIL FINES FOR ENFORECMENT OF ORDINANCE.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

R. Studt made motion to accept the amendment of Ordinance 2015-01 to be replaced by Ordinance 2019-03 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NUMBER 2015-01 TO CLARIFY THE METHOD OF SERVICE AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN CIVIL FINES WITH THE ADDITION OF RIGHT OF WAY CIVIL FINE.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

M. Turner motion to adjourn meeting at 6:55pm.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried. 




_______________________________            ______________________________
Ann Paksi, President                                       Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk

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 on: June 17, 2019, 11:09:46 AM 
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Please Click on Link below for Report

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 on: June 06, 2019, 02:15:24 PM 
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*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings
June 3, 2019 7:00pm               -   Fire/Rescue Meeting (Fire Hall)
June 11, 2019  1:00pm      -   Budget Committee Meeting (Village Office)
**June 11, 2019 3:00pm      -   Work Session Meeting
June 13, 2019   6:45pm      -   Public Meeting Ordinances
June 13, 2019 7:00pm      -   Council Meeting
June 10, 2019 7:00pm      -   Country Christmas
***June 26, 2019 7:00pm    -   Special Council Meeting


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

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 on: May 15, 2019, 11:04:55 AM 
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*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings

May 6, 2019 7:00pm       -   Fire/Rescue Meeting (Fire Hall)
May 9, 2019 7:00pm      -   Council Meeting
May 13, 2019 7:00pm      -   Country Christmas
***New Meeting*** 
May 30, 2019 2:00pm        -       Public Safety Committee Meeting (Village Office)

***All meetings held at the Community Center at 110 N. Sterling St. Ashley, MI  48806 unless otherwise noted.
 
                                                             
 Posted 5/9/19
                                                                                                                                                     
Posted 5/28/19


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 on: May 15, 2019, 10:55:35 AM 
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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes

          May 9, 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, Robert Studt, Dave Foote, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk,  Absent. Dee Denniston, Mary Osborn, Treasurer

Visitors:  None

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

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of April 11, 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   April 12, 2019 to May 9, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried.

Old Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to give president A. Paksi the authority to hire a qualified DPW Supervisor in question with beginning salary up to $22 per hour.  Supported by D. Foote .  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion it was determined to hire R. Keck to lead the remodel of the Park bathrooms using his previous construction plans as suggested in the Gratiot Community Foundation Grant.

New Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to approve the appointment of Neil Schulz and Brent Beracy to the Village of Ashley Planning Commission.  Supported by R. Studt .  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion it was determined that the blight officer and a council member will go thru the village to look for any concerns of blight and begin the process of enforcing Ordinance 2011-03 and take the necessary steps needed to eliminate Blight within the village.

After review and discussion it was determined to begin the process to amend Ordinance 2019-01 to clarify the method of enforcement of the Right of Way Ordinance to establish certain civil fines.

After review and discussion it was decided to accept the trade in value on the 2012 John Deere Z930A lawn mower and to accept the finance options John Deere financing prepared for the new John Deere Z950R ZTrak lawn mower.

After review and discussion it was decided to send a certified letter to request refund of the overpayment made to Spicers Group for the SFRTS project.

After review and discussion  S. Studt  made motion to accept the resignation of Trustee Dee Denniston.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion Carried.

President A. Paksi appointed trustee D. Foote to the budget committee.

D. Schneider  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:43pm.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.



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


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 on: April 18, 2019, 02:55:01 PM 
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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


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 on: April 18, 2019, 11:22:53 AM 
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*NOTICE*

Upcoming Village Meetings

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

 
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