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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. Paksis 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 SCBAs 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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