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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2018

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, Dave Foote, Dee Denniston, Mike Turner, Doug Schneider, Stefanie Studt, Robert Studt, Jeff Peters, DPW Supervisor, R. Keck, Projects manager and Mary Osborn, Treasurer. Absent Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk


  S. Studt    made a motion to approve the amended agenda as presented with addition of Major Street improvements, blight in village.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried.

R. Studt made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of April 12, 2018 as presented.  Supported by D. Denniston.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion D. Denniston made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from April 13, 2018 thru May 10, 2018.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion carried.

Fire Department Report – Done Quarterly Now.

Rescue Report – Done Quarterly Now.

Old Business:

No Old Business to discuss.

New Business:

After review and discussion D. Foote  made a motion to accept Country Christmas Committee recommendation and earmark up to $10,000 from Country Christmas Funds to go towards the Village Ball Park fields for improvements.  Seconded by D. Denniston. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion  D. Foote  made a motion to accept Public Safety Committee recommendations and hire Mike Turner for Public Safety Chief and Combine Fire & Rescue Departments with effective date of September 1, 2018.  Supported by D. Denniston.  D. Schneider Abstained. M. Turner Abstained.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion regarding Fire Hall Roof it was decided to Table until after fire and rescue officers meeting to determine type of roofing to use metal or shingles.

After review and discussion D. Denniston made motion to repair engine #222 for up to $5,000.  Supported by R. Studt. M. Turner Abstained.  Motion Carried.

R. Keck discussed meeting outcome with SRI, it was stated that SRI will do no contract at this time due to availability of RR Tracks and any other unforeseen circumstances.  SRI requested for more glitzier and spectacular displays throughout village.  It was recommended that we ask for 2-5 yr contract with a clause regarding tracks and other unforeseen circumstances.

R. Keck presented with information regarding grant resources from Greater Gratiot Community Foundation, it was decided no funds available to meet grant at this time.

It was brought to Councils attention that DEQ was not receiving the Villages MOR’s and DMR’s on time, this has caused them to conduct a full inspection for village Lagoon system.  

Mercantile Bank has offered Remote Deposit Capture to the Village. After review and discussion it was decided that there is not enough of a demand for this service.

Council was presented with information regarding MiDeal membership and the savings that village could have for being members of this service.  

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to purchase membership to the MiDeal program as presented. Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

It was presented to Council that the Printer is out dated and no parts will be accessible after this year, a quote was presented from Capitol Communication System, Inc. After review and discussion the topic was tabled for further determination.

Fire Chief M. Turner presented the Payoff for 2010 Kenworth fire truck.  After review and discussion R. Studt made motion to approve the Fire Departments recommendation to pay off fire truck. Supported by D. Foote.  M. Turner abstained. Motion Carried.

Fire Chief M. Turner requested that remaining balance from last years budget be transferred to Fire Truck Replacement fund.

Council discussed blight issues regarding the home on 314 S. Quarterline St. clean up from fire timeline and the Salvation Army Drop Box on Quarterline becoming a drop off for everything with untimely pick up from Salvation Army. After review and discussion it was decided to contact owners of  both properties to get information on timeline and to request weekly pick up for Drop Box.  

After review and discussion D. Denniston motioned to spend up to $12,380 to replace asphalt on Major streets.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

 D. Denniston made motion to adjourn regular council meeting.  Supported by S. Studt .  Motion Carried.

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