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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
December 12, 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, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson arrived subsequently, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-clerk, Mary Osborn-Treasurer, arrived subsequently.  Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor

Visitors:   Heather Devault, Karen Skaryd

Mrs. Devault questioned how often we read meters and requested too know where her meter is so she can read it for herself.  Council answered her questions and DPW will be getting with her to show her where her meter is.

Ms. Skaryd presented with complaint regarding parking issues in front of her driveway and in her yard and questioned her increase in water usage. Council stated they would contact landlord and if needed the Sheriff’s department to remove vehicles.  Council directed DPW to show Ms. Skaryd where her meter is as well and explained that her usage changes every 1,000 gallons.

S. Studt   made a motion to approve the amended agenda adding Sectionline Drainage and County Blight collaboration.  Supported by  D. Schneider .  Motion carried. 

S. Studt   made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of November 14, 2019 as presented.  Supported by
K Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from November 15, 2019 thru December 12, 2019.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion carried. 

Old Business:

After review and discussion D. Schneider made motion to adopt Ordinance 2019-05 to PROHIBIT MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHLEY.  Supported by D. Foote.

Ordinance 2019-05 Declared Passed and Adopted

R. Studt brought up concerns regarding drainage issues on Sectionline Street.  Council directed DPW Supervisor to contact the drain commissioner to see what options we have.

R. Studt informed council that Gratiot County is considering collaboration for blight issues throughout Gratiot County. 

New Business:

 After review and discussion M. Turner made motion to approve Resolution 2019-08 for approval of Village of Ashley Fire Department to participate in the Gratiot County Mutual Aid Box Alarm System(MABAS)division.
Roll Call Vote was taken:
Ayes: Ann Paksi, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Kristin Wilson, Doug Schneider, Stefani Studt, Mike Turner
Nays: 0
Abstain: 0

Resolution 2019-08 Declared Adopted.

DPW Supervisor advised council that we only have one Pick up in working order and would like to start pricing new ones.  After review and discussion council agreed to have D. Foote price out vehicles and revisit at a later date.

Country Christmas requested to get their own Debit or Credit card to use to have on file at Steamboat Railroad Institute to purchase train tickets for large donors.  After review and discussion council stated that Country Christmas Committee could use the Village Credit Card instead of getting their own.

After review and discussion M. Turner  motioned to allow bank draw of $500 for the North Pole Express to purchase supplies for last train.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

D. Foote informed council that Township street funds for 2020 year are being used to Sealcoat Farr Street.  Any future street funds requested from Elba Township will need to have a project request in writing to present to their board before funds can be released.

After review and discussion D. Foote motion to allow transfer of $1,000 from Fire Volunteer Fund Account #5066 to Fire Auxiliary Account #7359 to replenish their account from purchases of supplies for Country Christmas Hobo Kitchen.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

D. Foote  made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 8:16 pm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

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