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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minute
May 10, 2018



The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

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

Visitors:

S. Studt    made a motion to approve the amended agenda as presented with removal of Consumers Franchise.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried.

D. Denniston made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of April 12, 2018 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 13, 2018 thru May 10, 2018.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

Fire Department Report Done Quarterly Now.

Rescue Report Reviewed and Discussed.

Old Business:

 After review and discussion  S. Studt made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2018-05 A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN.  Seconded by D. Schneider.  Roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt
Nays: 0
Absent: M. Turner
Resolution 2018-05 passed and adopted.

New Business:

After review and discussion D. Foote  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2018-03 RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE MONTHLY TRASH RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS FOR THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY.  Seconded by D. Denniston.  Roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: A. Paksi, D. Foote, R. Studt, D. Denniston, D. Schneider, S. Studt
Nays: 0
Absent: M. Turner
Resolution 2018-03 passed and adopted.

M. Fitzpatrick village clerk reported on the SAW Grants GIS system and the requirements needed for wireless service, a contract was presented from Verizon that specializes in Government wireless programs and services.

After review and discussion  D. Foote  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2018-06 RESOLUTION STATING THAT THE VILLAGE COUNCIL AND CLERK ARE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO EXECUTE VERIZON WIRELESS CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF 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
Nays: 0
Absent: M. Turner
Resolution 2018-06 passed and adopted.

M. Fitzpatrick village clerk reported on the requested contract from M-Dot for the Safe Routes To School Grant.

After review and discussion  D. Foote  made a motion to adopt RESOLUTION 2018-07 RESOLUTION STATING THAT THE VILLAGE COUNCIL AND CLERK ARE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO EXECUTE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF 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 2018-07 passed and adopted.

After review and discussion  M. Turner  motion to accept Wage Committees recommendations to hire Brynn Lamey for Seasonal DPW Position at starting wage of $10.71 per hour to begin employment immediately.  Seconded by  D. Schneider .  Motion Carried.

A. Paksi brought attention to the need of Fire Barn roof replacement.  After review and discussion it was decided to begin getting estimates for repair.

Village of Ashley Trading Days committee members Lynae Nierescher and Leandra Fox presented with report of plans for the upcoming event stating the goal is to draw in younger crowds with mechanical bulls, rolling video games, bumper cars, water slide, movie night and possible fireworks.  Also, gave report on financials and amount of  funds received from donations and their continuation of soliciting for more donations.  

R. Keck stated that Gratiot County Community Foundation is offering up to $50,000 grant monies for community projects for surrounding areas.  After review and discussion it was noted that the Planning Commission will meet and come up with recommendations to present to next months council meeting.


 M. Turner  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:45pm.  Supported by S. Studt .  Motion Carried.



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

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