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Village of Colon

Village Council Agenda

110 N. Blackstone Ave. Colon MI, 49040

September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

  1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call & Asking that Cell Phones & Other Electronic Devices be Silenced
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Public Comments (3 minutes per person)
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Bills & Payroll
    2. Village Minutes of August 8, 2017
    3. Financial Reports
    4. Blight Report
    5. Letter from Lake Board
  6. Communications/Petitions/Miscellaneous
    1. Pam Gilbert – Presentation of book and update on Christmas in Colon
  7. Monthly Reports
    1. Public Works – Jim Weinberg
    2. Police – Mark Brinkert
    3. Interim Office Manager – Ashley Staecker
    4. Village Manager – Michael Mitchell
  8. Unfinished Business
    1. Sidewalk Repair Bid Specifications
    2. Council Meeting Location
    3. Fire Agreement
    4. Engagement Letter
    5. Goals for remainder of FY 2017-2018 & FY 2018-2019
  9. New Business
    1. 2000 Water Bond Refinancing
    2. Online Banking Resolution
    3. Irrigation Agreement
    4. Firearm Discharge/Hunting within Village Limits
    5. Water/Sewer billing from Tenant to Owner
    6. Civility Statement
    7. Domestic & Sexual Abuse Services Request
    8. Trick or Treat Date and Time – October 31st
    9. Homecoming Parade – October 13th
    10. Japanese Knotweed Identified in village
  10. Public Comments (3 minutes per person)
  11. Council Comments & Reports of Board and Committee Activities
  12. Adjournment

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS: Blood is a life source and

WHEREAS: blood donations are vital to maintaining

                        supplies and

WHEREAS: donating blood is an act of giving and

WHEREAS: donating blood is relatively quick and

                        minimally uncomfortable and

WHEREAS: the Village of Colon and the American

                        Red Cross are partners in providing

                         this necessary source of life.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Diane

                        Downs, Village President, do hereby

                        proclaim, September 20, 2017, SAVE A

                        LIFE DAY, throughout Colon and ask that

                       all able body residents donate blood to

                      SAVE A LIFE on that day.

“The need is constant. The gratification is instant.

Give Blood.”

COLON VILLAGE COUNCIL

Colon Village Hall

REGULAR MEETING – July 11, 2017

Meeting Call to Order at 7:00 PM – Pledge of Allegiance was said

Present: Edith Doenges, Dick Delp, Ruth Ann Kuhlmann, Nancy Percival, Sharon Craun, Linda Norton, Diane Downs.

Also Present: Chief Brinkert, Jim Weinberg, Tammy Fredenburg, Michael Mitchell, Mike Voss, Sandy Jackson, Marilyn McManus, Dakota Cable, Debbie Davis, Kelly Pucci, Robert Taylor, Carl Thornton, Brent Frank, and Kurt Kuhlmann.

Approve agenda: N. Percival moved to accept the agenda with the addition to New Business, item f. Request from the Auditor. E. Doenges seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Public Comments

  1. Dan Earl – Requesting update on meeting in the community building, sidewalk and railing repairs
  2. Chief Brinkert introduced Dakota Cable, recommended to be the new fulltime officer from Union City, graduated from KCC 2017.

Consent Agenda – N. Percival moved to accept the consent with bills totaling $90,040.63 and the minutes from June 13, 2017. RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Communications/Petitions/Miscellaneous – M. Mitchell requested in writing that all Boards provide minutes to the Village prior to the preparation of the Village Meeting packets.

Monthly Reports

  1. Department of Public Works – report as presented
  2. Police-
    1. Craun moved to hire Dakota Cable as a fulltime officer for the Village of Colon with salary and benefits as stated in the handbook following the probationary requirements. D. Delp seconded the motion. Motion carried.
    2. Chief Brinkert saved the life of an individual on June 25th.
  3. Office Manager – T. Fredenburg will table additional training.
  4. Village Manager
    1. Mitchell addressed the comment made earlier during public comments by D. Earl. Any sidewalk/railing work on M-86 must be approved by MDOT and application has been made. Waiting for approval. Will not be completed by Magic Week.
    2. Goal Setting Meeting will be Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 PM at the Library. Please encourage people to attend.
    3. 401(K) Plan – Mitchell would like to just add his Village 401(K) funds to his existing 401(K) if it is allowed.
    4. Doenges the head of the sidewalk committee was not informed of the discussion with MDOT regarding sidewalks and railings on M-86.
    5. Clancy’s old building was inspected by the Village Manager and several other office employees.

Unfinished Business

  1. Address Issues – Lisa Kirby of County Land Resource Centre – County GIS address coordinator Kirby shared several concerns with the Council about the address numbering system and the potential difficulty for the 911 system. Consensus was to not act on her recommendations.
  2. Consumer Energy Streetlight Change Contracts & Resolution
    1. RA Kuhlmann moved to accept the Standard Lighting Contract 547 & 548 as presented. D. Delp seconded the motion. Motion carried.
    2. Percival moved to accept the resolution as presented by Consumers Energy. S. Craun seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Yays: Doenges, Delp, RA Kuhlmann, Norton, Craun, Percival, Downs. Nays: None. Resolution passed.
    3. Fire Agreement – Nothing has been done since the last meeting. A meeting between Doenges and Downs will be rescheduled.

New Business

  1. Discussion with Attorney Davis – A meeting with the Village Manager, the President, RA Kuhlmann, and S. Craun never took place as suggested by the Village meeting in May. S. Craun will work to reschedule the meeting.
  2. Delp moved to appoint Carl Thornton to the Planning Commission. S. Craun seconded the moiton. Motion carried.
  3. Capital Improvement Program – State Law requires a 6 year Capital Improvement Program be developed by all Villages. N. Percival moved to instruct the Village Manager to develop a Capital Improvement Plan with the help of the heads of each department. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  4. Water/Sewer Special Assessments – Tax bills have been sent out. Some concerns were discussed regarding overdue Water/Sewer bills and a procedure to collect.
  5. Geotechnical Borings for proposed Village Hall location – E. Doenges moved to hire SME to do the borings for a proposed Village Hall location for the amount of $3,800.00. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  6. Auditor’s Request – RA Kuhlmann moved to local community stabilization money of Act 51 to be split for the FY 2017-2018 amount of $5200.00, $3000 to go to Major Streets and the remainder to Local Streets. N. Percival seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Public Comments

  1. Sandy Jackson – Fire Agreement and May meeting. S. Jackson questioned the approved May meeting minutes. The May minutes as approved were “Second Amendment to Colon Fire Department Agreement – RA Kuhlmann made a motion to not obligate the Township to pay any water system fee under paragraph 7 of the contract or make any additional contributions to the Large Equipment Fund under paragraph 8 of the contract while under negotiation, and to extend the negotiation period until September 30th or until a contract is reached. S. Craun seconded the motion. A Roll Call vote was taken. Yeas: D. Delp, RA Kuhlmann, N. Percival, S. Craun. L. Norton, D. Downs. Nays: E. Doenges. Resolution passed.” No new contract was reached in the May meeting and nothing was sent to the Township for their approval.
  2. Taylor wanted to say thank you for addressing his issues.

Council Comments

  1. Percival mentioned that Centreville was looking for a Village Manager.
  2. Doenges asked if it is proper for the Village Manger to sit at the Council table.
  3. Craun asked why D. Earl’s question was answered as part of the meeting during Public Comments and the other questions asked during Public Comments were not answered. The MDOT issue was part of the meeting agenda so the Village Manager thought he was not speaking out of turn to answer Earl’s question. Other questions raised during Public Comments would be addressed privately.
  4. RA Kuhlmann would like to look at staggering the lunch hours of office personnel to not close the office during lunch. The Village Manager will look at the issue also with the recommendations from the auditor.

Adjournment

  1. Craun moved to adjourn. L. Norton seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 8:34 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Kurt P. Kuhlmann, Clerk/Treasurer

Village of Colon

Village Council Agenda

Regular Meeting

110 N Blackstone Colon, MI 49040

August 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

  1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call & Asking that Cell Phones & Other Electronic Devices be Silenced
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Public Comments (3 minutes per person)
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Bills & Payroll
    2. Village Minutes of July 11 & 25, 2017
    3. Financial Reports
  6. Communications/Petitions/Miscellaneous
    1. Presentation by Sturgis Chamber of Commerce
  7. Monthly Reports
    1. Public Works – Jim Weinberg
    2. Police – Mark Brinkert
    3. Office Manager – Tammy Fredenburg
    4. Village Manager – Michael Mitchell
  8. Unfinished Business
    1. SME Geotechnical Evaluation Services Results & Next Steps
    2. Follow up discussion with Attorney Davis
  9. New Business
    1. Request by Douglas Kulhman regarding Livermore Property Address
    2. Follow up discussion with Attorney Davis
    3. Bid Approval for Sidewalk Repair & Authorize Street Administrator & Manager to determine other areas until funds are expended with winning bidder
    4. Construction Board of Appeals Appointments
    5. Water Asset Management Plan Proposal by F&V Engineering
    6. Colon Chamber of Commerce request for 4th of July 2018 Street Closures for parade and vendor locations
    7. Council meeting location discussion
  10. Public Comments (3 minutes per person)
  11. Council Comment & Reports of Board and Committee Activities
  12. Adjournment

A Letter from Your President

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer. The 4th was wonderful, as always. It was really nice to see so many people around town.  I was privileged to judge the floatilla, what fun that was. If you haven’t come to watch our creative pontoon owners, you really need to do that.

Magic Week will soon be upon us. If you have rooms and you have never opened your home to a magician, please consider doing so. You will make new friends and truly enjoy the opportunity to learn how magic became a part of their lives. Contact Greg Bordner at Abbotts and let him know you are willing. The people who stay at my home are like family now. They are busy doing their own thing while I do mine, but when there is down time we enjoy others company. Sometimes I even learn a trick or two.

There are some new faces in our Village employee group. Matt Barrett began working for the DPW in May, and Dakota Cable joined our Police force in June. Please make sure to make them feel welcome.

We are continuing our search for a new place to move our office to. We will keep you posted.

I will remind you again, if you have free time and are looking for a way to fill it, check with our service organizations. They all do wonderful things for our community and our children. However, like most organizations, their members are aging and the younger people are not joining. So, think about joining.

That’s about it for this time. Enjoy the rest of summer and try to stay cool. We have a wonderful beach for you to take a refreshing dip in.

Diane

Village President

All You Can Eat Fish Fry at the Colon American Legion Friday, July 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Ocean perch will be served and carry-outs will be available starting at 5:00 PM. It will be $9.50 for adults and carry-outs, along with $4.00 for children.

ABBOTT’S MAGIC GET TOGETHER 2017 AUG 2-5 2017 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd 2017
9:00AM   ABBOTT’S COLON GOLF CLASSIC with Al the Only
9:00AM   REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
10:00AM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Elementary School
10:30AM  SUPER SHOWROOM SPECIALS at Elementary School
10:30AM  SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR DISCOUNT BOOK SALE at Elementary
12:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Jania Taylor outside M&M Grill
1:00PM    COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
1:30PM    MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
2:00PM    COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Joe Bennett outside Berkshire Hathaway
3:00PM    LECTURE – Richard Turner – at the High School (Registration Required)
3:00PM    MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
3:00PM    FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
5:30PM    RIVER LAKE INN MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM   GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM   PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC – by John Sturk
8:00PM   ABBOTT’S STAGE SHOW – view seating at High School ($20-$25)
Featuring BJ Mallen MCGordon MillerEli PortalaJohn SterliniDan SperryDavid & DaniaJonathan Goodwin
9:00PM    GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – During show intermission outside high school
10:00PM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd 2017
9:00AM  REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:30AM  LECTURE – Rob Zabrecki – at the High School (Registration Required)
10:00AM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School
11:00AM  VENT-O-RAMA at the Abbott Plant (Registration Required)
12:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – John Sturk outside Dawn & Phils
1:00PM  CREATIVITY LECTURE – Friday Evening Performers – at the High School (Registration Required)
1:00PM  COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
1:30PM  DEALERS ON PARADE at the Elementary School
1:30PM  MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
2:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Joe Bennett outside Curly’s
3:00PM  MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
3:00PM  FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
3:45PM  FAMOUS MAGICIANS GRAVEYARD TOUR ushered by Al the Only
5:00PM  MAGIC AND MORE LIVE – with you hosts John and Tarmara Sterlini ($5)
5:30PM  RIVER LAKE INN MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM  GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM  PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC – by John Sturk
8:00PM  ABBOTT’S STAGE SHOW – view seating at High School ($20-$25)
Featuring Jeff Bibik MCHarrison GreenbaumGene AndersonPohan HuangJason Hudy
9:00PM   GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – During show intermission outside high school
10:00PM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:15PM  CURLYS CLOSEUP CONTEST after show

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th 2017
9:00AM  REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:00AM  COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR till 4PM
9:30AM  ABBOTT’S STAGE TALENT CONTEST at High School (Registration Required)
10:00AM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School
11:00AM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Thom Bedlam outside Dawn & Phils
12:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Magic of Trino outside Village Market
12:00PM  ASSISTANT WORKSHOP – hosted by Sterlini Magic
1:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Jonathan LaChance at Craft Fair
1:00PM  LECTURE – Gene Anderson – at the High School (Registration Required)
1:00PM  COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
1:30PM  MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
2:30PM  ABBOTT’S CLOSEUP SHOW at High School (Registration Required)
Featuring The Close-Up Magic of Richard Turner
3:00PM  MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
3:00PM  FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:30PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Magic of Trino outside Five Star Pizza
5:00PM  MAGICIANS DINNER SPECIAL – At Lutheran Church on Burr Oak Road
5:00PM  MAGIC AND MORE LIVE – with you hosts John and Tarmara Sterlini ($5)
5:30PM  RIVER LAKE INN MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM  GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM  PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC – by John Sturk
8:00PM  ABBOTT’S STAGE SHOW – view seating at High School ($20-$25)
Featuring Mike Caveney MCTina LenertChris HartMark KornhauserArdan JamesRob Zabrecki
9:00PM  GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – During show intermission outside high school
9:45PM    FIREWORK SHOW outside High School after show
10:00PM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:30PM  TALENT CONTEST AWARDS at Grade School after show

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH 2017
9:00AM  REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:00AM  MAGIC MINISTERS SESSION at Methodist Church (Registration Required)
9:00AM  COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR till 4PM
10:00AM  LECTURE – Mark Kornhauser – at Elementary School (Registration Required)
10:00AM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School
11:00AM  TRIPLE BOOK SIGNING – 3 Book Signings at Elementary School till Noon
11:00AM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Jania Taylor at Craft Fair
11:30AM  MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
12:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Thom Bedlam outside American Legion
1:00PM   COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
2:00PM   ABBOTTCADABRA BENEFIT MATINEE – view seating at the High School ($10)
Featuring 80 Years of Abbott’s Magic with David Charvet & Company
2:30PM  MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with Dynamike ($5)
3:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS– John Sturk outside Colon Historical Museum
3:00PM  FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:00PM  COLON STREET PERFORMERS – Magic of Trino outside Five Star Pizza
5:00PM  MAGIC AND MORE LIVE – with you hosts John and Tarmara Sterlini ($5)
5:30PM  RIVER LAKE INN MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM  GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM  PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC – by John Sturk
8:00PM  ABBOTT’S STAGE SHOW – view seating at High School ($20-$25)
Featuring Kalin & Jinger
9:00PM     GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW – During show intermission outside high school
10:00 PM  ABBOTT’S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:30 PM  ABBOTT PERFORMER AWARDS at Grade School after show

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

VILLAGE OF COLON

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

JULY 25, 2017 – 7:00 PM

COLON TOWNSHIP LIBRARY – SMITH ROOM

128 S BLACKSTONE AVE., COLON, MI 49040

 

Colon Village President, Diane Downs, has called for a Special Meeting of the Colon Village Council for the purpose of setting goals and objectives for the future of the Village of Colon. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this special meeting.

 

Tammy Fredenburg

Colon Village Office Manager