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Ashley Village Council Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2020



The regular council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Ann Paksi.

Roll call was taken with Ann Paksi, Mike Turner, Dave Foote, Robert Studt, Doug Schneider, Kristin Wilson, Stefanie Studt, Michelle Fitzpatrick-Clerk, Joel Zuker-DPW Supervisor, Mary Osborn-Treasurer

Visitors:   Heather & Josh Devault, George Bailey, Roger Keck

Visitor Heather & Josh Devault requested tree trimming of a tree on village right of way, after review and discussion council advised DPW to trim tree per resident’s request.  The Devaults also brought concern of the location of their meter, making it difficult to read.

County Commissioner George Bailey introduced himself stating that he is running for County Commissioner office again.  Mr. Bailey also informed council that Gratiot County townships Elba, North Star, Wheeler and Fulton have collaborated together to establish a Blight Ordinance for those townships. Council inquired whether or not that ordinance would include the Village, Bailey stated that the Village’s Blight Ordinance would supersede the townships ordinance.  Council inquired how the village could be included in the County Ordinance since the village resided in the Elba Township.

B. Studt
 made a motion to approve the 6/18/2020 amended agenda adding Street Projects and Mosquito control.  Supported by  S. Studt .  Motion carried.  

M. Turner  made a motion to accept the Council Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2020 as presented.  Supported by
K. Wilson .  Motion carried.

After review and discussion R. Studt   made a motion to approve the check register/expenditures from May 15, 2020 thru June 18, 2020.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion carried.  

Old Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to pay for half of the tree removal and for grinding of one of the stumps on 318 S. Ann St. for a total of $525. Supported by S. Studt. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to pay for the ESRI Subscription for the ArcGis system. Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion, the decision on what to do with the Remenar Building was tabled until owner Paul Remenar responds to the correspondence sent to him.

Country Christmas Committee Chair Roger Keck submitted update on 2020 Country Christmas Event.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to forego the 2020 Country Christmas Event due to Covid 19 virus and the inability of SRI Railroad Institute to fulfill their obligations under contract.  Supported by D. Foote.   Motion Carried.

Country Christmas Committee Chair Roger Keck updated council on the finishing of the Community Center Pavilion.

New Business:

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to hire attorney Tony Costanzo to assist with the Quarterline Property Annexation.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion council decided to forego the Workshare Program offered by the state.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept the Letter of Engagement Proposal from Maner Costerian PC for accounting services.  Supported by K. Wilson.  Motion Carried.

Clerk Fitzpatrick updated council on the Fire Clean Up at 201 N. Sterling St.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept the GCRC proposal for sealcoating Oak St from McClelland to Sterling and Pine St. from Sterling St. to Quarterline St.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to allow up to $3,000 to repair Sectionline Drain Storm.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion  Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to accept proposal from Zuker Lawncare to maintain Blight-Lawncare at $75 per mow with direction from DPW Supervisor.  Supported by K. Wilson.   Motion Carried.

After review and discussion M. Turner motioned to not allow Consumers Contractor to utilize village streets due to the weight of the transformer.  Supported by S. Studt. Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to give President Paksi  consent to accept bid up to $8,000 to install electrical panels for both  the Lagoon and Oak Street Lift Stations.  Supported by M. Turner.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion council requested a letter to be sent to resident at 315 N. Park St.

After review and discussion D. Foote motioned to open an account at Mercantile Bank for Fire/Rescue Special Assessment funds.  Supported by D. Schneider.  Motion Carried.

After review and discussion D. Schneider motioned to open an account at Mercantile Bank for Mosquito Millage Funds.  Supported by S. Studt.  Motion Carried.

Trustee M. Turner presented council with status of the Mosquito Chemical use and stating there is about ˝ of a barrel left.  The price for another barrel from Clarke is $4500.

D. Schneider made motion to adjourn regular council meeting at 9:47pm pm.  Supported by D. Foote.  Motion Carried.


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Ann Paksi, Village President                       Michelle Fitzpatrick, Village Clerk
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