The Lincoln Village Council met on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m. via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting opened with the "Pledge of Allegiance." Those present included president Phillips, treasurer Mahalak, clerk Somers and council members Healy, Putsky, Schick, Somers and Wambold.
The minutes of the March 1 meeting were approved on a motion from Wambold with support from Schick. The minutes of the budget meeting were approved on a motion from Putsky with support from Wambold. Final budget amendments were made in the General Fund for the 2020/2021 budget year on a motion from Putsky with support from Somers. The DDA budget was approved on a motion from Somers with support from Wambold. The DDA Budget follows:
DDA Budget FY 2022
Balance from 2020-2021 $468,304.55
Interest $ 1,200.00
TIFFA Alcona County $27,585.00
IFFA Gustin Township $5,858.00,
TIFFA Gustin Twp Fire Millage $ 8,586.00
TIFFA Village of Lincoln $66,418.00 Subtotal $109,647.00
MSU Extension $ 1,187.00
Library $ 4,234.00
911 & Cen. $ 2,121.00
ACCOA $ 1,060.00
Subtotal $ 8,602.00
Total Income $586,553.55
Administrative $ 500.00
Beautification $ 3,500.00
Capital Equipment $56,000.00
DDA Consultant $28,500.00
Economic Development $200,000.00
Financial Audits $ 3,500.00
Fire Department $ 4,000.00
Legal Fees $ 500.00
Membership Per Diem $3,600.00
Village Administrative Fee $ 20,000.00
Web Site $ 1,400.00
Passthrough Reimbursements $ 1,187.00
MSU Extension $ 4,234.00
911 & Cen. $ 2,121.00
ACCOA $ 1,060.00
Subtotal $ 8,602.00
Total Expenses $264,053.55
Fund Balance $255,451.55
The treasurer’s report was approved, subject to audit, on a motion from Wambold with support from Putsky. The bills were approved to be paid as presented on a motion from Putsky with support from Somers.
Committee reports were given. Mahalak stated that the total in the pavilion fund is currently at $6,142.73. No reports from planning and zoning or human resources. Healy stated that the RRC Committee is still moving forward. She is hoping to have more news soon.
Zoning Administrator Troy Somers gave a brief update. Mike Serafin gave the fire department report. There have been seven medical runs and 13 fire runs in the month of March. Mike is resigning as fire chief for the village. He will send his letter of resignation to the president. He said his age is a factor in his plans to step down. He stated that Billy Cordes will step in as the new fire chief on May 3 and Brian Renchenski will be the assistant fire chief. Mike will be staying on the department to help with the transition.
Maintenance man Warren MacNeill stated that picnic tables are being placed around town. Parks will be getting cleaned up and winter damage to roadways is being cleaned up. Dale Job has built a nice work station in the maintenance garage for use in making slats for the Flights of Imagination playground. Putsky gave the sewer report. There are some issues with the lift station. There are also pumps that will need to be replaced soon. Warren MacNeill thanked former Alcona County resident Duane Budreau for picking up our pumps from Petoskey Motor Repair and delivering them to the village. Thank you Duane!
President Phillips gave her written road report. The DDA has offered to pay for its portion of the roadwork that falls within its district for the upcoming road project on Traverse Bay State Road. Even with the help from the DDA we still cannot afford to do the project as originally planned. She believes we should consider doing the ultrathin overlay due to the budget constraints. A motion was made by Somers, with support from Putsky, to proceed with the ultrathin overlay for the road project. Carried.
Jason Durham has expressed interest in a vacant position on the village council board. He has worked with maintenance crew on and off and has also worked with the planning and zoning committee. A motion was made by Wambold, with support from Somers, to appoint Jason to the board. Carried. Jason will be sworn in at the next meeting.
A request was received from Tammy Somers to have a portion of property that is an undeveloped road be deeded over to her and to the adjoining property owners. Attorney Cook stated that the property should be abandoned by the village and then it would be turned over to the property owners on each of the four lots that are surrounding it. President Phillips will contact the adjoining property owners to let them know of the intention to abandon this property. She will update council at the next meeting.
Lenny Avery addressed the board about the need for a new senior center for Alcona County. He stated that he is continuing to work on developing plans for a possible project. Mahalak stated that Stout Lawn Service would like to extend their contract with him for an additional three years. Wambold made a motion to extend the contract with Ron Stout for three years. Somers offered support. Carried.
A motion to adjourn was made by Wambold with support from Somers. Carried.
Linda K. Somers
The Harrisville Township Board met via teleconference for the February 9 meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. and began with the "Pledge of Allegiance." The full board was in attendance and joined by Bill Thompson. Mr. Thompson updated the board on a list of things, including the County Wide Clean Up, which will be on May 15.
There was a motion to accept the clerk’s minutes by Carla Harvey, it was supported by Steve Healy. Roll call: All members were in favor. Motion carried. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Mike Johnston, supported by Kaylie Landrum. Roll call: All members were in favor. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Steve Healy to double the pay after three hours for the fire department, in response to an emergency call. The motion was supported by Carla Harvey. Roll call: All members were in favor. Motion carried. There was final motion made to pay the bills by Steve Healy and supported by Kaylie Landrum. Roll call: All members were in favor.
Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
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A Candidate who wishes to seek an ISD board position for Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD that will be filled through the meeting process must file a nominating petition and an Affidavit of Identity with the Alpena County Clerk by 4:00 p.m. by Monday, May 10, 2021. The candidate may submit a $100.00 nonrefundable filing fee in lieu of the petition. To be eligible, you must be a resident and a registered voter in the AMA school district area.