UNAPPROVED COUNCIL MINUTES
VILLAGE OF FAIRGROVE
APRIL 6, 2009
Present: Maguire, Eurich, Hoag, Farnum, Prusi, Hall
Guests: James Sherrod, Police Chief; Doug Young, Fire Chief; Adam Sayles, Fred Ahrens, Scott Maguire, Donnie Englehart, Fern Young, Roy Humpert, Lynn Cramer, Markel Lokinski, Bob Parsell
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Maguire.
Motion Prusi second Hall to accept the March 16, 2009 regular meeting minutes as printed. Carried.
Fire Chief Young reported the department had 1 run and 1 assist for March 2009. A power surge at the fire hall today caused the loss of all electronic equipment located in the office. An insurance claim has been filed. Adam Sayles and Linal Baur have completed fire officer class I & II. A tornado warning siren will be conducted on the first Wednesday of each month April through September.
Enter Adams 7:49 p.m.
Motion Hall second Prusi to allow the Fire Chief to begin the FEMA grant application process requesting a new tanker for approximately $310,000 with the village match being 10% or $31,000 with a resolution to follow at the April 20, 2009 council meeting. Carried.
Police Chief Sherrod presented his department’s statistics for March 2009. He also presented letters of interest written to Fairgrove Township and the Village of Akron to provide police coverage. He has received no response from either entity.
DPW employee Donnie Englehart reported that Huron & Eastern Railroad will remove the deck on Shreeves Road but it will be the village’s responsibility to dispose of material and pay for the aphalt. This will be in conjunction with Shreeves Road paving in May.
Motion Prusi second Hoag to purchase budgeted John Deere lawn mower from Tri-County Equipment for approximately $24,500. Carried.
Motion Hall second Eurich to purchase budgeted 1994 Ford CF8000 chassis from Bell Equipment Co. for $8500 which will be used for a leaf vacuum unit. Carried.
Motion Hall second Prusi to have Kip Parsell Enterprises fabricate the leaf vacuum machine for $1000. Carried.
MotionHall second Hoag to have the DPW pick up curbside leaves during April; have curbside brush pickup the first Monday of May; and have the dump open the fourth Saturday of the months May through October with residents obtaining a dump permit from the village clerk. Carried.
The clerk was instructed to advertise for bids for village wide brush pickup, tree trimming and tree removal to be awarded at the April 20, 2009 council meeting.
MotionHall second Hoag to purchase budgeted steel roofing material for the park pavilion located in the old park from Vassar Building Center for approximately $1100.
6 Yea 1 Nay Carried.
Correspondence was received from State Representative Terry Brown informing of a community conversation 4/16/09 at the Tuscola Tech Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuscola County Planning Commission informing of Airport Zoning Ordinance work sessions 4/10/09 & 4/24/09 at the Annex Building at 2:00 p.m., Tuscola County Planning Commission regarding approval of the Farmland & Open Space Component, and State of Michigan informing of MDOT/Adopt-A-Highway area vacancies.
Unfinished business regarding illegal hookups of storm sewer water into the sanitary sewer system was discussed. President Maguire will schedule a DPW committee meeting to review options. President Maguire presented five of seven members to be appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The clerk presented information received today from the village attorney stating that village employees are not allowed on the ZBA so the appointment was tabled. The Planning Commission will schedule a meeting to review the master plan and possible zoning ordinance amendments. The Planning Commission Ordinance as presented by the village attorney was discussed with no action taken.
Motion Hall second Hoag to approve the purchase and installation of a garage door opener at the DPW building where the police vehicle is stored from Alan Janke for $800. Carried.
The clerk informed the council that per the village attorney all grant applications should be approved by the council prior to submission so that the council is aware of grants written on their behalf and of any village dollar match that would be necessary if awarded a grant. The council questioned whether that was law or his opinion. The clerk will provide further information at the next council meeting.
Motion Hoag second Eurich to amend the 2009-10 police department budget with an increase to operating supplies to include computer software support to DDP for $1200. Carried.
Motion Adams second Prusi to pay bills of approximately $45,180.34. Carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.
Bev Parsell, Clerk