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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
July 19, 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, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Clerk and Mary Osborn, Treasurer

Visitors:  Courtney Kurncz brought concern to council of vehicles and off road vehicles driving on the walking/bike path at the park and questioned what steps will be taken to prevent that from happening.  After review and discussion council stated that they will be putting signage up stating no motorized vehicles allowed and also look into putting barriers up as obstacles for vehicles to get thru on the path.

  R. Studt    made a motion to approve the amended agenda as presented with addition of SRI Christmas Train and Crack Seal for roads.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion carried.

S. Studt made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of June 14, 2018 as presented.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from June 15, 2018 thru July 19, 2018.  Supported by R. Studt.  Motion carried.

Fire Department Report – Chief Slavik gave report and noted that he was still getting acclimated to his new position.   He inquired about the status of 1988 International truck, D. Foote stated that it was still a work in progress.  Chief Slavik also requested verification of the steps to take and capped dollar amount for spending on repairs and purchase of equipment, council confirmed that capped amount is $250 without approval and if approval needed for more to contact public safety committee member for approval.

Rescue Report – Reviewed and Discussed.

Old Business:

After review of estimates and discussion M. Turner made motion to accept the Bid from Lambrights Construction for Bid amount of $10,552.00.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

The village Lagoon System was inspected by DEQ and is awaiting a letter from them on their findings.  After review and discussion it was determined that an invite will be sent out to Water Operator Mike Townsend to go over DEQ findings.

After review and discussion it was determined to move forward with Mosquito Spray Millage and to request village attorney to assist us to have on next election ballot.

Updates and progress on Safe Routes to School (sidewalks) was discussed.

Updates and progress on SAW Grant was discussed.

New Business:

Village of Ashley’s 2017 Water Report was reviewed.  After review and discussion it was determined to give copy of report to all residents.

S. Studt made motion to remove Mike Turner from all village accounts at Mercantile Bank.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

S. Studt made motion to accept Mike Turner’s resignation as Fire Chief.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.



D. Foote made motion to appoint Brandon Slavik as Fire/Rescue Chief of the Combined Department effective September 1, 2018.  Supported by S. Studt. Motion Carried.   

Reminder that Public Safety Committee Meeting was set for July 23, 2018 at 7:30pm located at the Community Center.

After review and discussion of developing a Fire Authority Board it was determined that the village will send out letters to Washington, Hamilton, North Star and Elba townships to ask for their feedback on becoming a Fire Authority Board.

The Village Park bathroom are in need of repair, after review and discussion council decided to table this topic until all trustees have had a chance to look at the park bathrooms.

D. Foote made motion to move forward with a .5mil for a period of 6 years for village sidewalks.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to spend up to $5,000 on Crack Seal for major and local streets.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.


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



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

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