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BUDGET WORKSHOP AND MARCH MEETING

COLON VILLAGE COUNCIL
Colon Village Hall
WORK BUDGET MEETING – March 13, 2018
Meeting Call to Order at 7:00 PM – Pledge of Allegiance was said
Present: Edith Doenges, Dick Delp, Ruth Ann Kuhlmann, Sharon Craun, Nancy Percival, Linda Norton, Diane Downs.
Also Present: Chief Brinkert, Jim Weinberg, Michael Mitchell, Sandy Jackson, Carl Thornton.
Police Budget – Chief Brinkert presented his budget to the council. (see attached) He fielded questions and provided answers.
DPW Budget – J. Weinberg presented his budget to the council. He had several major expense item in the budget: Chip & seal – Northwest quarter ($32,000 Major Street and $37,450 Local Street), Furnace Well #2 ($1,800), Root Cutter for sewer jet ($6,000), Doors for Well houses ($1,200), Generator Well 5 ($1,100), Fire hydrant replacement ($3,500), Well #6 pump and impeller maintenance ($20,000), Safety tripod ( $3,800), tree removal ($4,000).
M. Mitchell presented additional budget items. The council had many questions that Mitchell was unable to answer.
Wages – employee wages were presented to the council at 2% or 3% increase.
RA Kuhlmann made a motion to adjourn the budget workshop. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried. Workshop ended at 6:57 PM.
Respectfully Submitted,

Kurt P. Kuhlmann, Clerk/Treasurer

COLON VILLAGE COUNCIL
Colon Village Hall
REGULAR MEETING – March 13, 2018
Meeting Call to Order at 7:01 PM – Pledge of Allegiance was recited at the Budget Workshop.
Present: Edith Doenges, Dick Delp, Ruth Ann Kuhlmann, Sharon Craun. Nancy Percival, Linda Norton, Diane Downs.
Also Present: Chief Brinkert, Jim Weinberg, Michael Mitchel, Carl Thornton, Pam Gilbert, Ron Cerny, Dan Earl, and Kurt Kuhlmann. A number of others were in attendance.
Approve Agenda – N. Percival made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Public Comments
• Ron Cerny property at 1075 M-86 was red tagged. M. Mitchell was asked to find help with this issue and Mitchell did not follow through. Mitchell has not had a planning commission meeting in over a year. Why?
• Commissioner Kathy Pangel – running again. There will be recycling at fair grounds 28th April, a food pantry is being established at Glenn Oaks on March 20th, spoke on Act 115.
• Dan Earl- why as this meeting not at the fire barn.
• Heather Web-McDoogle – because of the red tag at 1075 M-86, Web-McDoogle has lost business.
Consent Agenda – S. Craun questioned bills not approved by department heads. Approval of the bills pending N. Percival made a motion to accept the agenda with additions: bills in the amount of $189,773.67 with the stipulation of GL’s assigned and department heads approve the bills, the minutes from the February 13, 2018 meeting. L. Norton seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Communications/Petitions/Miscellaneous – Tom Tenney will no longer represent the council on the Lake Board.
Monthly Reports
1. Department of Public Works – report as presented. Thanks to the Police Department, Fire Department and DPW for help with the flooding issues
2. Police – report as presented.
a. S. Craun made a motion to move Equip Fund balance to the Equipment Savings Fund in the amount of $500 and New Car Fund balance of $8,500 to the New Car Savings Fund. RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion. The motion carried.
3. Village Manager – all items will be addressed in new business

Unfinished Business
a. Exploration of New Village Hall location within Village Parking Lot – A new village office building was presented. It would cost $105,000 base price. That only included the building, no other work included.
b. Selling back property to Decker’s – they have no desire to purchase back the land.
c. Update on Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) & Zoning Ordinance Amendment as per the Goals List for FY 2017-2018 –
d. Wage Adjustment for FY – 2018-2019 – for everyone across the board. RA Kuhlmann made a motion to increase wages for everyone across the board by 3%. D. Delp seconded the motion. The motion carried. The salary of the police department will be discussed.
e. Credit Card Use Policy – some suggestions were made to the policy: 1st offence 3 day suspension without pay, 2nd offense termination. No action taken.
f. S. Craun made a motion to except the resignation of president D. Downs following this meeting. RA Kuhlmann seconded the resignation. Motion carried.
New Business
a. Village Manager Contract – S. Craun made a motion not to extend the contract of Village Manager and M. Mitchell will turn in cell phone, keys and all passwords at the end of the meeting. M. Mitchell will be paid through Wednesday, March 14th. E. Doenges seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Yeas: E. Doenges, D. Delp, S. Craun, RA Kuhlmann, L. Norton. Nays: N. Percival, D. Downs. Motion carried.
b. Office Staff – discussion about temporary office personal. Several agencies were contacted and felt that $12 per hour is too low. Several council members have volunteered to fill in for office personal. There is a conflict of interest if a council member receives compensation for office personal position.
c. Council person resignation, Village President Appointment, Council person appointment –
i. S. Craun made a motion to appoint Tom Tenney as Village President until November election and to be appointed interim Village Manager at a rate of $20 per hour with no benefits, pending review by Atty. Deb Davis. D. Delp seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Yeas: E. Doenges, D. Delp, S. Craun, RA Kuhlmann, L. Norton, N. Percival, D. Downs. Nays: none. Motion carried.
ii. RA Kuhlmann made a motion to accept Nancy Percival’s resignation with regrets. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
d. Request for Dumpsters for areas affected by flooding – Waste Management would charge $545 to place a dumpster for flooded area. Others have offered dumpster to assist flood victims.
e. Hartleb Agency Removal of Village Hall from blanket coverage. Recommendations: N. Burr Oak Road Lift Station be locked. Recommendations for improvement 2nd request has been made.
f. Zoning administrator.
i. The master plan is not valid because announcement was not put in the Sturgis Journal.
ii. The Zoning Map needs to be redrawn.
iii. Doug Kuhlman explained the issue at 1075 M-86.
g. Budget Amendments – N. Percival made a motion to accept the 2nd Budget Amendment. RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion. The motion carried. 2nd budget amendment passed
h. Set millage rate – waiting on more information
i. Set Brush Pick Up dates – the Village will pick up curb-side brush April 9-13.
j. Chamber of Commerce – RA Kuhlmann made a motion to renew Village Chamber of Commerce dues at $25. D. Delp seconded the motion. Motion carried.
k. SAW Draw by Fleis & Vandrbrink – N. Percival made a motion to pay the draw down in the amount of $80,667.73. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Public Comments
Pam Gilbert would like to thank DPW and Police for the help with pothole.
Carl Thornton – over 80 people attended the meet and greet.
Council Comments –
• A Budget Workshop will be 3/20 at 6 PM, a Special Meeting to appoint council members at 7 PM. A Budget Hearing will be 3/28 at 6 pm, and a Special Meeting to approve the budget for 2018-2019 will follow the hearing.
• Atty. Deb Davis informed the council that Tom Tenney cannot serve as Interim Village Manager and Village President and receive pay for both.
• RA Kuhlmann made a motion to appoint Tom Tenney Acting Village Manager at a rate of $20 per hour with no benefits starting at 9 AM, April 14th. S. Craun seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Yeas: E. Doenges, D. Delp, S. Craun, RA Kuhlmann, L. Norton, N. Percival, D. Downs. Nays: none. Motion carried.
RA Kuhlmann made a motion to adjourn the meeting. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM
Respectfully Submitted,

Kurt P. Kuhlmann, Clerk/Treasurer

POSTING FOR VILLAGE OF COLON

POSITION
Full Time – Office Manager

EMPLOYER
Village of Colon – St. Joseph County, Michigan

POPULATION – 1,166

COMPENSATION
Hourly rate, negotiable and based on education and experience, includes benefits.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of an associates degree. Three to five years of accounting experience.

TO APPLY – Resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional reference.
Send to: Village President, PO Box 50, Colon, MI 49040
You may also hand-deliver your sealed package to the Village of Colon office between the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
110 North Blackstone Ave., Colon, Michigan 49040

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Must have excellent computer skills; to include Microsoft Office.
2. Knowledge preferred in BS&A Accounting Software.
3. Knowledge and experience in governmental accounting.
4, Knowledge of/or willing to learn various governmental reporting procedures.
5. Knowledge and experience in accounts payable, account receivable, and payroll
6. Knowledge and experience of journal entries.
7. Knowledge and experience of yearly budgeting & financial records.
8. Knowledge and experience of yearly auditing process.
9. Knowledge and experience of/or willing to learn utility billing.
10.  Must be familiar with property taxes or willing to learn.
11. Good supervisory skills
12. Good public relationship skills
13. Must be versatile with the ability to multitask, be self motivated, and ability to research issues pertaining to governmental regulations.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
April 21, 2018 – 5:00 PM

POSTING FOR VILLAGE OF COLON

POSITION
Full Time – Billing Clerk

EMPLOYER
Village of Colon – St. Joseph County, Michigan

POPULATION – 1,166

COMPENSATION
Hourly rate, negotiable and based on education and experience, includes benefits.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of an associates degree. Three to five years of accounting experience.

TO APPLY – Resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional reference.
Send to: Village President, PO Box 50, Colon, MI 49040
You may also hand-deliver your sealed package to the Village of Colon office between the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
110 North Blackstone Ave., Colon, Michigan 49040

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Must have excellent computer skills; to include Microsoft Office.
2. Knowledge preferred in BS&A Accounting Software.
3. Knowledge of/or willing to learn in governmental accounting.
4. Water/Sewer: Processing billing, late payment, shut off notices, new customer start ups, receiving payments, banking, mailing of monthly billing & customer questions.
5. Work with DPW supervisor by preparing thumb drive for meter reading.
6. Annual water/sewer rate increases.
7. Working with DPW supervisor reports to DEQ & State of Michigan
8. Colon Community Park rentals.
9. Inventory and purchasing of office, park and police supplies/staples.
10. Filing retention schedule.
11. Answering phone and customer service.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
April 21, 2018 – 5:00 PM

SPRING CLEAN UP – APRIL 9-15
The Dept. of Public Works will be picking up small limbs (no larger than five feet long) and brush during the week of April 9.
THESE WILL BE THE ONLY DATES FOR PICKUP.
Please place brush at the curb.  Any questions regarding placement or content may be directed to Jim Weinberg at 432-2009.
The Village brush pile is available year round to village residents and for a small fee for township residents.  Keys to the gate must be signed out at the Village Office, 110 N. Blackstone, Mon-Fri, 9 AM-noon & 1-5 PM.  Keys may be signed out for the weekend if picked up by Friday.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Gula Carter—Billing Clerk for the Village of Colon has retired after many years of dedicated service to the Village.
Nancy Percival—Trustee on the Village Council has resigned effective March 13, 2018 after many years of dedicated service to the Village.
Diane Downs—Village President resigned her position effective March 13, 2018.

WELCOME TO  THE VILLAGE
Edie Doenges was named Village President
Ruth Ann Kuhlmann was named President Pro-Tempore
Marilyn McManus was appointed to Village Trustee
Carl Thornton was appointed to Village Trustee

Tom Tenney is Interim Village Manager

VILLAGE OFFICE HOURS
Monday thru Friday 9AM to 5 PM
the office closed for lunch from 12-1 PM.

COUNTY-WIDE RECYCLING
St. Joseph County Fair Grounds, April 28 from 8 AM – 12 PM
See the St. Joseph County Fair Grounds’ website for details www.centrevillefair.com
or for more information call Pat Kulikowski at the county 269-467-5617

New Water/Sewer Rates Increase
In accordance with Resolutions 16-3-8A and 16-3-88 of the Village of Colon, water and sewer rates will be adjusted to the National Cost of Living Index each year, not to exceed 2%.  The following 2% rate increases will take effect with next month’s bills:

Sewer Rates based on Water Meter Size             Amount
5/8” to 3/4”                                                  $16.02
1”                                                               $35.39
1 1/2”                                                         $70.80
2”                                                            $113.26
4”                                                            $382.85
Plus $2.50 per 1000 gallons of water metered

Water Rates based on Water Meter Size                Amount
5/8” to 3/4”                                               $26.27
1”                                                         $58.08
1 1/2”                                                   $116.15
2”                                                      $185.83
4”                                                       $638.78
Plus rate per 1000 gallons consumed
1-3,000 $2.12
3,001-6,000 $2.38
6,001 and up $2.51

Water/Fire System Fee $   .96

Park Pavilion Rental
May through October
$100 for the whole pavilion
$70 for one-half
For more information call:
Colon Village Office – 269-432-2532

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER SALE
May 12 at the Library
To order flowers
forms will be available soon at the Library

COLON CARING KITCHEN
is serving free community dinners EVERY THURSDAY EVENING 4:30 – 6:00 PM At the Colon United Methodist Church, 224 N. Blackstone Ave.

 

Village Council Members

Village President – Edith Doenges
President Pro-Tempore  – Ruth Ann Kuhlmann
Tustees – Sharon Craun
Mervel (Dick) Delp
Marilyn McManus
Linda Norton
Carl Thornton

ALSO,
Interim Village Manager – Tom Tenney

The Village office hours: Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (Lunch 12-1 PM)

Notice Workshop, Special Meetings & Public Hearing

NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

VILLAGE OF COLON 2018-2019
BUDGET WORKSHOP
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 AT 6 PM

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SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
TO FILL COUNCIL VACANCIES
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 AT 7 PM

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VILLAGE OF COLON 2018-2019 BUDGET
PUBLIC HEARING
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 AT 6 PM

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SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
APPROVE 2018-2019 BUDGET
FOLLOWING BUDGET HEARING

All meetings will take place at Colon Village Office 110 N. Blackstone Ave.

Council Meeting Minutes February 13, 2018

COLON VILLAGE COUNCIL
Colon Village Hall
REGULAR MEETING – February 13, 2018

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

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

Also Present: Chief Brinkert, Jim Weinberg, Michael Mitchel, Att. Deb Davis, Gula Carter, Carl Thorton, Pam Gilbert, Alvey Wall, and Kurt Kuhlmann.  A number of others were in attendance.

Approve Agenda – N. Percival made a motion to add to the minutes of the 02-06-2018 special meeting to reflect Kelly Pucci made a public comment regarding the civility statement.  Also, an item would be added to Unfinished Business e) The Civility Statement.  D. Delp seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Public Comments – Pam Gilbert read a letter about the sale of property at 210 W. South St.

Consent Agenda – N. Percival made a motion to accept the agenda with additions:  bills in the amount of $117,711.92 and the minutes from the February 6, 2018 special meeting, with additions.  RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Communications/Petitions/Miscellaneous – none

Monthly Reports

  1. Department of Public Works – report as presented. RA Kuhlmann made a motion to purchase a pallet of sidewalk salt at a cost of $510.    Delp seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
  2. Police – report as presented.
    1. Craun made a motion to purchase summer tires from Jack’s in Sturgis, for two quad cars at a cost not to exceed $1200.  L. Norton seconded the motion. Motion carried.
    2. Percival made a motion to allow the police department to purchase an upgrade for software from TIMS at a cost of $12, 280. The cost will be split over this fiscal years 2017-2018 and next fiscal year, 2018-2019.  Cost includes turning all computers into TIMS reporting system.   RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
    3. Officer Dakota had a second interview with the tribal police of Athens.
  3. Village Manager – no additional items

 

Unfinished Business

  1. Real Estate Purchase Offer of 210 W. South Street – D. Delp made a motion to not proceed with the easement. Craun seconded the motion. The motion carried.
    1. RA Kuhlmann suggested selling back the property to the Decker family.
    2. The easement will need to be re-done if Village wants to sell in the future.
  2. Exploration of new Village Hall Location within Village Parking lot. Mitchell presented several options to relocate the Village Office on existing Village property.   More information is needed in order to tie onto the Township hall or to build along Blackstone Rd.  Also, to look into the cost of adding a basement to new construction.
  3. Pole placement for banners – MDOT regulation state that these poles must be designed by an engineer in accordance with the State Trunk Line regulations and other regulations. No action was taken.
  4. Update on Capital Improvement Plan and Zoning Ordinance Amendments – it has been discovered that a number of parcels in the village have two different zoning classifications. Needs to be addressed.
  5. Civility Statement – N. Percival made a motion to adopt the civility statement as presented.  No seconded was received.  The motion died.

New Business

  1. Office Manager Candidate Council Confirmation – Cathi Bell – N. Percival made a motion to hire Cathi Bell as office Manager. Delp seconded the motion.   Discussion.  The Personal committee was able to talk to one of C. Bell’s references.  Several members would like to hear from some of her other references.  It was suggested to go into a closed session to have C. Bell talk with the entire council or to have the personal committee obtain more references.   D. Delp withdrew his second until additional references were obtained.  The matter was tabled.
  2. Fire Department Budgets – The 2018-2019 budget for the Fire Department was presented. Craun made a motion to approve the budget for 2018-2019 as presented.  D. Delp seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Wage adjustment. SSI set the cost of living at 2%.  The council would like to see the effect on the 2018-2019 budget for a 2% and a 3% raise for employees.
  4. Fireworks Ordinance Discussion. The police department does not feel an ordinance is necessary at this point.
  5. Credit card use. A resolution was presented to the council but policy and procedures need to be in place before a resolution is drafted.  The office manager should be responsible to monitor cards.  Craun will also be able keep an eye on the use of the credit cards as she checks invoices.  Will be discussed at the next meeting

Public Comments
Pam Gilbert had a question about the sidewalk work scheduled.  Alvey Wall questioned the placement of a new Village office.

Council Comments – D. Downs submitted her resignation following the March 13th council meeting.

  1. Craun made a motion to go into closed session. L. Norton seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken.  Yea: RA Kuhlmann, E. Doenges, D. Delp, L. Norton, N. Percival, S. Craun, D. Downs.  Nay: none.  Council went into closed session at 8:32 PM.
  2. Doenges made a motion to reconvene the regular meeting. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion carried.   Meeting reconvened at 8:41 PM.

RA Kuhlmann made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  S. Craun seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 8:46 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Kurt P. Kuhlmann, Clerk/Treasurer

Village Council Meeting 02/06/18 Approved Minutes

COLON VILLAGE COUNCIL
Colon Village Hall
SPECIAL MEETING – February 6, 2018

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

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

Also Present: Chief Brinkert, Michael Mitchel, many Village residents and representatives from Midwest property representing Dollar General and Kurt Kuhlmann.

Approve agenda:  N. Percival made a motion to accept the agenda with the deletion of closed sessionRequested by Village Manager item.  S. Craun seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Public Comments – Kelly Pucci   (added – commented about the council not passing the Civility Act).

New Business
1) Discussion of decision to sell 210 W. South Street
  1. President Downs read a letter from Village Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman and a letter from Village Attorney Deb Davis.
  2. Craun suggested that the comments by the public be given more than the normal 3 minutes. Council agreed.
  3. Many comments were made from the public: Carl Thorton, Joe Pucii, Kay Decker, Tammy Johnson, Pam Gilbert, Dan Earl, Kelly Pucii, Lisa Gillman, Joel Eichorn,  Midwest property representatives for Dollar General and a number of others.
  4. Delp made a motion to table the sale of the property and to have the Village Attorney research and review the Village’s options. S. Craun seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. Additional public comments were made.
  6. Percival made a motion to adjourn. S. Craun seconded the motion. Motion to adjourn passed at 8:02 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Kurt P. Kuhlmann, Clerk/Treasurer

 

Village Council Meeting 01/16/18

COLON VILLAGE COUNCIL
Colon Village Hall
REGULAR MEETING – January 16, 2018

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

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

Also Present: Chief Brinkert, Jim Weinberg, Michael Mitchel, Tyler Sutkowi, Carl Thorton, Marilynn McManus, Ashley Staecker, Gula Carter, Jef Rietsma, and Kurt Kuhlmann.

Approve agenda:  RA Kuhlmann made a motion to accept the agenda with additions:  Communication/Petitions/Miscellaneous item b) Letter received; and New Business f) Chamber of Commerce a) Welcome Magician sign b) Halloween event.  S. Craun seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Public Comments – none

Consent Agenda – S. Craun made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 12, 2017 meeting and the bills in the total amount of $44,644.53.  RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Communications/Petitions/Miscellaneous –

  1. Water Asset Management Plan & SAW Grant Update by T. Sutkowi of Fleis & Vandenbrink
    1. Final report submitted to DEQ 1/1/18 and was presented to the council. RA Kuhlmann made a motion to allow F&V to obtain possible grant to complete “Desk Top” study for future well fields.  Craun seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
    2. SAW plan is completed. And will be presented in March, complete study to be submitted by May.
    3. RA Kuhlmann made a motion that the Village pay Fleis & Vandenbrink the MDEQ wired funds and the Village’s portion of $22,547.31 ($19,270.62 for storm sewer and $3,276.69 for sanitary sewer) totaling $60,965.82 for the SAW grant. Craun seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken.  Yeas: E. Doenges, RA Kuhlmann, S. Craun, D. Delp.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.
  2. A letter was received from Rick Fisher questioning the removal of snow; who is responsible for the removal of snow in the front of businesses downtown? Weinberg talked to R. Fisher and explained the Village’s position on snow removal.

Monthly Reports

  1. Department of Public Works – report as presented.
  2. Police – report as presented. Officer Dakota is interviewing with the Tribal Police in Athens.
  3. Interim Office Manager – report as presented.
  4. Village Manager
    1. Discussed the Village Office furnace.
    2. Medical Marijuana Issue – informational meetings.
    3. The council was concerned about no action on hiring an office manager. Craun made a motion to resend interim office manager position immediately.  RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion.  Concerns were brought up about bills and payroll and M. Mitchel should oversee the office employees.  A Roll Call was called.   Yeas: E. Doenges, RA Kuhlmann, S. Craun, D. Delp.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.

Unfinished Business

  1. Real Estate Purchase Offer of 210 W. South Street – S. Craun made a motion to approve the sale of the real estate property at 210 W South St. ordinance number 2017-12-9 pending creation & registration of the easement for the property at 210 W. South St. RA Kuhlmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken.   Yeas: E. Doenges, RA Kuhlmann, S. Craun.  Nays: D. Delp.  Motion carried.
  2. RA Kuhlmann made a motion to sell the property at 210 W. South St for the price of $75,000 to Midwest V, LLC., once the creation and registration of the easement of the property is completed. Craun seconded the motion.  Yeas: E. Doenges, RA Kuhlmann, S. Craun, D. Delp.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.
  3. RAK made a motion to pay 6% of sale price as commission to Colliers International, West Michigan. Craun seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken.  Yeas: E. Doenges, RA Kuhlmann, S. Craun, D. Delp.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.
  4. New Village Office – 6-8 parking space will be lost if a building is put on the north-east corner of parking lot.
  5. Goals for remainder of FY 2017-2018

New Business

  1. SAW Grant Draw & Payment – done earlier in the meeting.
  2. Signature Stamp Policy – RA Kuhlmann made a motion to accept the Signature Stamp policy as presented. Craun seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken.  Yeas: E. Doenges, RA Kuhlmann, S. Craun, D. Delp.  Nays: none.  Motion carried.
  3. Master Contract Agreement – RA Kuhlmann made a motion to adopt the Master Contract Agreement and to add proof of insurance. Craun seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Water Ordinance Amendment – E. Doenges made a motion to accept the Water Ordinance amendment as presented. Craun seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
  5. FY 2018-2019 Budget – proposed work dates were presented.
  6. Chamber of Commerce
    1. “Welcome Magician” sign will be investigated.
    2. A different or additional Halloween event is being planned. Deb Davis and Tianna DeWaters will co-chair the event.

Public Comments
– Chamber of Commerce “Meet & Greet” February 22 at 6 PM
– Marilyn McManus – why is the server not working.  Much money was spent on the server.

Council Comments – RA Kuhlmann had concern about last meeting.  The council was told that office personal were working on the wage enhancements and that the council have voted on approving the enhancements based on the previous year’s wage enhancements, with no amount given; when in fact they had been paid the month before.  The clerk/treasurer did not receive a wage enhancement.    There were questions about taxes, child support, 401(K), and insurance.

Adjournment – RA Kuhlmann made a motion to adjourn.  S. Craun seconded the motion.  Meeting adjourned at 9:06 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Kurt P. Kuhlmann, Clerk/Treasurer