REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MILFORD CIVIC CENTER
President Rusas called the meeting to order in the Milford Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. President Rusas led the Pledge of Allegiance.
PRESENT President Theresa Rusas; Councilmembers Jerry Aubry, Jennifer Frankford, Elizabeth Heer, Michael Glagola, James Kovach (7:32), Kevin Ziegler
ALSO PRESENT Gary Goodenow, Planning Commission; Jennifer Elowsky, Legal Counsel; Arthur Shufflebarger, Village Manager
President Rusas read an announcement that the recordings of the meetings were for transcription purposes only.
APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
CM-01-001-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to approve the January 3, 2011, consent agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED.
Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of December 13, 2010
Council Approval Direct Debits
Council Approval Payroll, 12/17/2010
Council Approval Payroll, 12/22/2010
Transfers and Disbursements
|Major Street Fund
|Local Street Fund
|Downtown Development Authority
|Senior Citizen Transportation
APPROVE AGENDA AS PRESENTED
CM-01-002-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to approve the January 3, 2011, agenda as presented at the table. Motion CARRIED.
Adopt Ordinance Amendment 231-147, Section 94-342, Special Parking District
CM-01-003-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to adopt Ordinance Amendment 231-147, Section 94-342, Special Parking District.
Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Kovach, Heer, Glagola, Frankford, Rusas. Ziegler
Aubry was concerned that residential streets would be used for deficient parking spaces of the business.
Gary Goodenow, Planning Commission, explained to Council their reasoning for placing these properties into the Special Parking District. If there are parking deficiencies, the business would be required to pay into the Special Parking District fund. The business is aware of this arrangement.
Mr. Shufflebarger stated the current business would not have a parking space deficiency at this time.
Approve Bike Trail Easement Purchase
Mr. Shufflebarger explained there was an opportunity to connect the dirt bike trail by purchasing an easement over a DTE piece of property. The Michigan Mountain Biking Association paid for the required survey of the property and the Milford Trail Committee will make the contribution for payment of the easement fee. The easement will be recorded in the name of the Village. DTE will still have ownership. Bill Hermann, from the MMBA, was present.
CM-01-004-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to approve the purchase of a sidewalk easement from DTE for $3,300 paid from the Milford Trail Committee escrow fund for creation of a bike trail connection to Proud Lake Recreational Area, and authorize the Village President to sign the easement agreement on behalf of the Village. Motion CARRIED.
Introduce Ordinance Amendment 231-149, Chapter 38, Article VII, Engineering Design and Construction Standards
CM-01-005-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to introduce proposed Stormwater Ordinance Amendment 231-149, Chapter 38, Article VII, Engineering Design and Construction Standards. Motion CARRIED.
Mr. Shufflebarger stated this amendment will bring the Village’s Stormwater Phase II into compliance by enforcing standards matching the Oakland County Water Resources Board. This will enable the Village to continue to obtain the NPDES permit.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Rusas asked if there was anyone who wished to address Council on an item that was not on the agenda.
Gary Goodenow, Planning Commission, advised Council they will be receiving recommendations for revisions to the Home Occupation ordinance.
Joint Board and Commission Meeting, January 10, 2011
Mr. Shufflebarger reminded Council of the Joint meeting on Monday, January 10; pizza at 7:00 and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Shufflebarger mentioned that a water main break had been fixed. No one was without water and a boil alert was not necessary.
Frankford inquired the status of the building on 200 Peters Rd. Jennifer Elowsky advised that the Village has been given permission through the courts to demolish the building. The building official is currently preparing a Request for Proposal for the demolition.
Aubry asked for the status of the Chief of Police position. Mr. Shufflebarger stated if things can be worked out, it is likely Interim Chief Callahan will remain in the position.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
Deborah S. Frazer, CMC
Milford Village Clerk