City Council Minutes

 

June 2019

 

 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
 June 4, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor Kelly on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Council Members Present:      Mayor James C. Kelly, Melissa A. Allen, George T. Kubin, Thomas L. Reed

 

Council Members Absent:      Jerry L. Church (excused)

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

City Clerk:                              Mari Anne Ryder

Police Chief:                           Richard Ramereiz

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Keith Risdon – Public Services Director, Mark Abbott – Superintendent Public Works, Bobbie Marr – Finance Director, Ralph Echtinaw – St. Louis Sentinel, Bill Leonard – Candidate for City Council, Roger Collison – Candidate for Council

 

Mayor Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Public Hearing – Public Safety Millage Renewal.

 

Manager Giles stated the Public Safety Millage is up for renewal and is proposed to remain at 2 mills as in previous years.

 

Mayor Kelly opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Kelly asked for public comments.

 

The City Clerk received a letter from Tim and Colleen Boyer stating for the record that they are against the Public Safety Millage.

 

Member Reed stated he thought the millage should be voted on by the citizens.

 

There were no other comments.

 

Mayor Kelly closed the Public Hearing at 6:03 p.m.

 

Public Hearing – 2019/2020 Budget.

 

Mayor Kelly opened the Public Hearing at 6:03 p.m. and asked for Public Comments on the proposed 2018/2019 Budget.

 

Member Kubin explained the budget process to the high school students that were in attendance.

 

Roger Collison stated members did a good job with the budget work session debate and the budget was put together well.

 

There were no other comments.

 

Mayor Kelly closed the Public Hearing at 6:05 p.m.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Reed, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on May 21, 2019 with the noted change.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

City Council discussed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $367,489.07.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Board Minutes.

 

City Council discussed the April, 2019 Monthly Board Minutes.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Allen, to receive the April, 2019 Monthly Board Minutes and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Audience Recognition.

 

There were no comments.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Kelly requested approval of Consent Agenda items “a” through “d” as shown below:

 

a.       Payment to City of Alma per Assessing Contract.

b.      Payment No. 2 to Kile Plumbing for Pool House.

c.       Payment to Spicer for Prof. Svc. Michigan Ave. Pine Water Main.

d.      Payment to Mann’s Painting for Pool House floor resurfacing.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Allen, to approve Consent Agenda items “a” through “d” as shown above.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Resolution 2019-07 Public Safety Millage Renewal.

 

Manager Giles requested members adopt Resolution 2019-07 Public Safety Millage Renewal.

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Member Allen, and supported by Member Kubin:

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of St. Louis, County of Gratiot, State of Michigan, pursuant to Act 33, Public Acts of Michigan, 1951, as amended, has created the St. Louis Fire and Police Special Assessment District (the “District”) to pay for certain costs and expenses of fire and police motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and operations (the “Assessed Costs”) and assess the costs thereof to the property specially benefitted by said fire and police protection in the District; and

WHEREAS, a special assessment roll has been prepared for the purpose of defraying the first year's Assessed Costs; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed said special assessment roll, and, after due and legal notice, the City Council met on June 4, 2019, and heard objections to the distribution of the special assessment levy; and

WHEREAS, the City Council deems said special assessment roll and special assessment levy to be fair and equitable.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

1.         The special assessment roll attached hereto as Exhibit A shall be designated “St. Louis Fire and Police Special Assessment Roll” (the “Roll”).

2.         The Roll, in the total sum of $104,261.73, is hereby confirmed and approved.

3.         The assessments made in the Roll are hereby ordered and directed to be collected and the City Treasurer is directed to distribute the special assessment levy on the taxable value of all of the lands and premises in the District. 

4.         The City Council shall annually determine the amount to be assessed in the District for fire and police motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and operations, shall direct the City Treasurer to distribute the special assessment levy, and shall hold a hearing on the estimated costs and expenses of fire and police protection and on the distribution of the levy. The assessment may be made either in a special assessment roll or in a column provided in the regular tax roll.  The special assessment shall be distributed and shall become due and be collected at the same time as other City taxes are assessed, levied, and collected, and shall be returned in the same manner for nonpayment.  If the collections received from the special assessment levied are, at any time, insufficient to meet the obligations or expenses incurred for fire and police motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and operations, the City Council may, by resolution, authorize the transfer or loan of sufficient money from the general fund of the City, to the special assessment fund. This money shall be repaid to the general fund of the City out of special assessment funds when collected.

5.         All resolutions and parts of resolutions insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this resolution be and the same hereby are rescinded.

Ayes:  Allen, Kubin, Reed, Kelly

Nays:  None   

Resolution Declared Adopted.

 

Resolution 2019-08 2019/2020 Budget Adoption.

 

Manager Giles requested members adopt Resolution 2019-08 2019/2020 Budget Adoption.

Discussion was held.

 

WHEREAS, the City Manager has submitted and filed with the City Council a proposed budget estimating revenues and expenditures for 2019-2020 fiscal year on May 21, 2019, as required by Chapter VII, Section 7 of the City Charter and Act 2, Michigan Public Acts of 1968, as amended, and

WHEREAS, the City Council in accordance with Act 621 Michigan Public Acts of 1978, as amended, has set the date June 4, 2019 for a public hearing at 6:00 o'clock PM, or as soon thereafter as the agenda permits, to receive citizen comment on the proposed budget as presented herein.  A copy of the affidavit of publication of said public hearing is on file with the City Clerk.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council, after such hearing thereon and consideration thereof, does hereby adopt said budget as represented herein and fixes the tax of fifteen (15) mills for general operating purposes, to be raised by a general ad valorem tax upon owners of real and personal property in the City, by the authority granted, and in accordance with the Michigan Constitution, the General Property Tax Act 206, Michigan Public Acts of 1893, as amended, and City Charter, Chapter VII, subject to limitations therein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Treasurer be authorized and directed to make such transfers between the various funds in accordance with the adoption of the budget:

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Manager be authorized to direct transfers between function levels of up to $5,000 and to allocate contingency to functions as needs arise.

The foregoing resolution was offered by Council Member Reed and supported by Council Member Kubin.

The vote on the foregoing resolution was as follows:

Ayes:   Reed, Kubin, Allen, Kelly                                                                      

Nays:   None                          

Resolution declared adopted.

Set Public Hearing for 2018/2019 Budget Amendments.

 

Manager Giles requested members set the Public Hearing for the 2018/2019 Budget amendments for June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Reed, to set the Public Hearing for the 2018/2019 Budget amendments for June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Set Public Hearing for Jer-Den IFE Application.

 

Manager Giles requested members set the Public Hearing for Jer-Den IFE for June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Allen, to set the Public Hearing for Jer-Den IFE for June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Set Public Hearing to consider Application for OPRA Exemption Certificate at 131 and 133 N. Mill Street.

 

Manager Giles requested members set the Public Hearing to consider Application for OPRA Exemption Certificate at 131 and 133 N. Mill Street.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Reed, to set the Public Hearing to consider Application for OPRA Exemption Certificate at 131 and 133 N. Mill Street.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Fireworks Permit.

 

Manager Giles stated this year’s 4th of July fireworks are scheduled for July 6th and requested members approve the fireworks permit.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve the Fireworks permit.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Units 8 and 9 Radiator Replacement.

 

Manager Giles stated the radiator for units 8 and 9 at the Electric Plant have failed and requested members approve the replacement by Farabee Mechanical in the amount of $124,659.00.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Allen, supported by Reed, to approve the replacement of units 8 and 9 radiators by Farabee Mechanical in the amount of $124,659.00.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Letter of Authorization to Purchase Power.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the Letter of Authorization to purchase power through the MPPA from November 2019 to June 2020 in the maximum commitment amount of $177,069.60.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Allen, to approve the Letter of Authorization to purchase power through the MPPA in the maximum commitment amount of $177,069.60 and authorize the City Manager to execute the Letter of Authorization.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council of the following:

 

1.  The fishing derby is this Saturday.

2.  The pool opening date needs to be pushed back one week. Opening day will be June 22nd and the pool bathhouse bathroom fixtures were purchased locally from Americast.

3.  Discussions have taken place with Jer-Den Plastics regarding their purchase of Lot 3 in the Industrial Park.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

None.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

Chief has been asked to close Mill Street Bridge during the fireworks so onlookers can sit on the bridge.  He will check into this and make a recommendation at the next meeting.

  

Council Comments.

 

Member Kubin stated he was in agreement with member Reed that the Public Safety Millage being voted on by the people should be looked into and explore options.

 

Mayor Kelly apologized for missing the Budget Work Session.

 

Public Comments.

 

Roger Collison asked the process of the Fireworks Permit.  The City Manager explained.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Allen, to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

Mari Anne Ryder, City Clerk
 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
 June 18, 2019

 

The Special Meeting of the St. Louis City Council and the St. Louis Public School Board was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Allen on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Council Members Present:      Mayor Pro Tem Melissa A. Allen, George T. Kubin, Thomas L. Reed 

 

Council Members Absent:      Mayor James C. Kelly, Jerry L. Church (both excused)

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

Deputy Clerk:                          Bobbie Marr

Police Chief:                           Richard Ramereiz

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Phil Hansen – DDA Director, Keith Risdon – Public Services Director, Mark Abbott – Superintendent Public Works, Jen McKittrick, Ernie Teall, Shane Brooks, Stephanie Binder, Eugene Binder, Valine Kerr, Charles Clevenger, Don Kelley

 

Superintendent Teall introduced St. Louis Public School Board Members and Staff.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

The following topics were discussed:

 

a.       St. Louis Schools recap of past five years

b.      Review of examples of Schools/City interaction

c.       After School Woodworking Program

d.      City Projects

e.       Other

 

Next Meeting Date – Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

 

The Special Meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

 

Bobbie Marr, Deputy Clerk
 

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

 St. Louis, Michigan    
 June 18, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the Saint Louis City Council was called to order by Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Allen on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Council Members Present:      Melissa A. Allen, George T. Kubin, Thomas L. Reed

 

Council Members Absent:      Mayor James C. Kelly, Jerry L. Church (both excused)

City Manager:                         Kurt Giles

Deputy Clerk:                          Bobbie Marr

Police Chief:                           Richard Ramereiz

 

Others in Attendance:

 

Keith Risdon – Public Services Director, Mark Abbott – Superintendent Public Works, Phil Hansen – DDA Director,  Ralph Echtinaw – St. Louis Sentinel, Bill Leonard – Candidate for City Council, Kasey Zehner – Greater Gratiot, Jim Wheeler – Greater Gratiot, Jeff Stahl – Jer-Den Plastics, Tom Alcamo – EPA, Scott Pratt, Kirk Smith – Gemini Capitol

 

Member Kubin led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Public Hearing – 2018/2019 Budget Amendments.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. and asked for public comments.

 

There were none.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the Public Hearing at 6:02 p.m.

 

Public Hearing – Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate Application (IFE).

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the Public Hearing at 6:02 p.m. and asked for Public Comments on the proposed IFE for Jer-Den Plastics.

 

Kasey Zehner explained the project at Jer-Den Plastics.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the Public Hearing at 6:05 p.m.

 

Public Hearing – Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPRA).
 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen opened the Public Hearing at 6:05 and requested comments.

 

Manager Giles stated this is phase II of the OPRA process for 131 and 133 N. Mill Street.

 

Kirk Smith gave a brief outline of the project.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen closed the Public Hearing at 6:08.

 

Tom Alcamo gave an update on the clean up project.

 

City Council Minutes.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 4, 2019 with the noted correction on page 58.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Claims & Accounts.

 

City Council discussed the Claims & Accounts.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the Claims & Accounts in the amount of $535,765.38.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Monthly Reports.

 

City Council discussed the May, 2019 Monthly Reports.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to receive the May, 2019 Monthly Board Reports and place on file.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Audience Recognition.

 

None.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Allen requested approval of Consent Agenda items “a” through “c” as shown below:

a.       Payment to Trivalent for workstation upgrades.

b.      Payment to National Highway Maintenance System for Crack Seal Material.

c.       Payment to Ward’s Excavating for Michigan Avenue/Pine Water Main.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve Consent Agenda items “a” through “c” as shown above.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

New Business.

 

Resolution 2019-09 – 2018/2019 Budget Amendments.

 

Manager Giles requested members adopt Resolution 2019-09 for the 2018/2019 Budget Amendments.

 

The following preamble and resolution was offered by Member Reed, and supported by Member Kubin:

 

WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a budget estimating revenues and expenditures for 2018-2019 fiscal year on June 5, 2018 as required by Chapter VII, Section 7 of the City Charter and Act 2, Michigan Public Acts of 1968, as amended, and

WHEREAS, during the fiscal year, certain unforeseen circumstances have arisen which has caused need to amend the budget, and

WHEREAS, the City Council in accordance with Act 621 Michigan Public Acts of 1978, as amended, has set the date of June 18, 2019 for a public hearing at 6:00 o'clock PM, or as soon thereafter as the agenda permits, to receive citizen comment on the proposed amended budget as presented herein.  A copy of the affidavit of publication of said public hearing is on file with the City Clerk.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council, after such hearing thereon and consideration thereof, does hereby adopt said amended budget as represented herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City Manager is hereby authorized to transfer amounts between activities or functions within a fund’s budget a sum not to exceed $ 20,000.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Treasurer be authorized and directed to make such additional transfers between the various funds in accordance with the amendments to arrive at a final budget 

 The vote on the foregoing resolution was as follows:

Ayes:    Reed, Kubin, Allen

Nays:    None  

Resolution declared adopted.

Resolution 2019-10 Jer-Den Plastics IFE.

 

Manager Giles requested members adopt Resolution 2019-10 approving Jer-Den Plastics IFE.

 

Discussion was held.

 

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Kubin, and supported by Reed:

Resolution Approving Application of Jer-Den Plastics for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for a New Facility

WHEREAS, pursuant to P.A. 198 of 1974, M.C.L. 207.551 et seq., after a duly noticed public hearing held on April 7, 1986 this City Council by resolution established St. Louis Industrial Development District No. 2; and

WHEREAS, Jer-Den Plastics has filed an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate with respect to a 9,620 square foot expansion to be acquired and installed within the Industrial Development District No. 2; and

WHEREAS, before acting on said application, the St. Louis City Council held a hearing on June 18, 2019, at the City Hall Council Chambers, in the City of St. Louis, at 6:00 p.m., at which hearing the applicant, the Assessor and a representative of the affected taxing units were given written notice and were afforded an opportunity to be heard on said application; and

WHEREAS, construction of the facility and installation of new machinery and equipment had not begun earlier than six (6) months before May 8, 2019, the date of acceptance of the application for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate; and

WHEREAS, completion of the facility is calculated to and will at the time of issuance of the certificate have the reasonable likelihood to retain, create or prevent the loss of employment in the City of St. Louis; and

***WHEREAS, the aggregate SEV of real and personal property exempt from ad valorem taxes within the City of St. Louis, after granting this certificate, will not exceed 5% of an amount equal to the sum of the SEV of the unit, plus the SEV of personal and real property thus exempted.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY the City Council of the City of St. Louis that:

1. ***The City Council finds and determines that the granting of the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate considered together with the aggregate amount of certificates previously granted and currently in force under Act No. 198 of the Public Acts of 1974, shall not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the City of St. Louis, or impairing the financial soundness of a taxing unit which levies ad valorem property taxes in the City of St. Louis.

2. The application from Jer-Den Plastics for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate, with respect to a New Facility on the following described parcel of real property situated within the Industrial Development District No. 2, to wit:

Parcel No.: 53-860-045-00
WD L 549 P 1132 WOODSIDE INDUSTRIAL CENTER WEST PART OF LOTS 4 & 5 DESC AS BEG AT SE COR OF LOT 5, TH N 64 DEG 14' 03" W 203.91 FT ALG S LINE OF LOT 5, TH ALG THE S LINE OF LOT 5 ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 820 FT, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04 DEG 30' 30" & A CHORD BEARING & DISTANCE OF N 61 DEG 59' 05" W 64.50 FT, TH N 39 DEG 17' 05" E 656.35 FT, TH N 87 DEG 26' 12" E 163.42 FT ALG N LINE OF LOT 4 TO NE COR OF LOT 4, TH S 27 DEG 52' 17" W 563.54 FT ALG E LINE OF LOTS 4 & 5, TH ALG E LINE OF LOT 5 ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 5152.25 FT, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 01 DEG 43' 43" & A CHORD BEARING & DISTANCE OF S 28 DEG 45' 33" W 155.53 FT TO POB be and the same is hereby approved.

3. The Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate when issued shall be and remain in force for a period of 12 years after completion.

Ayes:  Kubin, Reed, Allen

Nays:  None

Resolution Declared Adopted.

Agreement of Understanding – Jer-Den Plastics.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the Agreement of Understanding between Jer-Den Plastics and the City of St. Louis for the issuance of an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.

 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to approve the Agreement of Understanding between Jer-Den Plastics and the City of St. Louis for the issuance of an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

Resolution 2019-11 – OPRA Application.

 

Manager Giles stated the application is phase II of the OPRA process.

 

Discussion was held.

 

The following preamble and resolution were offered by Member Reed, and supported by Member Kubin:     

Resolution 2019-11 Approving Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate Application for Gemini Capital Management, Inc. Located at 131 & 133 North Mill Street, St. Louis, MI  48880

WHEREAS, pursuant to PA 146 of 2000, the City of St. Louis is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible to establish one or more Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Districts; and

WHEREAS, the taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of property already exempt under Public Act 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT’s) does not exceed 5% of the total taxable value of the City of St. Louis; and

WHEREAS, the application was approved at a public hearing as provided by section 4(2) of Public Acts 146 of 2000 on June 18, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Gemini Capital Management is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility; and

WHEREAS, the application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of Public Act 146 of 2000; and

WHEREAS, the applicant Gemini Capital Management has provided answers to all required questions under the application instructions to the City of St. Louis; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis requires that rehabilitation of the facility shall be completed by December 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the commencement of the rehabilitation of the facility did not occur before the establishment of the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District; and

WHEREAS, the application relates to a rehabilitation of the facility did not occur before the establishment of the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District; and

WHEREAS, the application relates to a rehabilitation program that when completed constitutes a rehabilitated facility within meaning of Public Act 146 of 2000 and that is situated within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established in the City of St. Louis eligible under Public Act 146 of 2000 to establish such a district; and

WHERAS, completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create employment, revitalize urban areas, and increase the number of residents in the community in which the facility is situated; and

WHEREAS, the rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating 10% or more of the true cash value of the property at commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(1) of Public Act 146 of 2000.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of St. Louis

                        Be and hereby is granted an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation

Exemption for the real property, excluding land, located in

Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District No. 2019-01 at

131 & 133 North Mill Street, St. Louis, MI for a period of

12 years, beginning December 31, 2019, and ending

December 30, 2031, pursuant to the provisions of PA 146

of 2000, as amended.

 

Ayes:  Reed, Kubin, Allen

Nays:  None

Resolution Declared Adopted.

 

Request for Temporary Street Closure.

 

Manager Giles requested members approve the request from the Historical Society for the temporary street closure of Crawford Street between Main and Franklin Streets for the Annual Evening in the Park event to be held on June 25, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m.
 

Discussion was held.

 

Moved by Reed, supported by Kubin, to approve the request from the Historical Society for the temporary street closure of Crawford Street between Main and Franklin Streets for the Annual Evening in the Park event to be held on June 25, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m.  All ayes carried the motion.

 

City Manager Report.

 

Manager Giles informed Council of the following:

·         Hoped to open the swimming pool by 6/22.  May have to push the opening back another week.

·         Jer-Den Plastics most recent expansion has caused them to be out of room for any further expansion.  They have expressed interest in Lot 3 or to have a first right of refusal.

 

City Clerk Report.

 

Bobbie stated Jamie and Mari Anne are attending a Clerk Conference in Kalamazoo.

 

Police Chief Report.

 

Chief Ramereiz stated the two new police vehicles will not be here until July.

 

Discussion was held with Fire Chief Apps regarding closing the Mill Street Bridge for the Fireworks so people can set on the bridge and it was decided they did not want to recommend this due to safety concerns.

 

Council Comments.

 

Member Reed asked if there has been any discussion on installing a metal detector at the entrance.

 

Member Kubin stated there have been interesting stories of how people have gotten to locations with the construction going on.

 

Public Comments.

 

Mark Abbott agrees with the decision on the bridge.

 

Adjournment.

 

Moved by Kubin, supported by Reed, to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.   All ayes carried the motion.

 

 

Bobbie Marr, Deputy Clerk

 
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