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
ABSENT Michael Glagola, James Kovach, Kevin Ziegler
ALSO PRESENT William Kelley, Legal Counsel; Chris Nicol, Planning Commission; Arthur Shufflebarger, Village Manager
APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
CM-02-020-11 Heer moved, Frankford seconded, to approve the February 22, 2011, consent agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED.
Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of February 7, 2011
Council Approval Direct Debits
Council Approval Payroll 2/16/2011
Transfers and Disbursements
|Major Street Fund
|Local Street Fund
|Downtown Development Authority
|Senior Citizen Transportation
APPROVE AGENDA AS PRESENTED
CM-02-021-11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, to approve the February 22, 2011, revised agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED.
Adopt Ordinance Amendment 231-150, Sec. 94-2, Definitions
CM-02-022-11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, adopt Ordinance Amendment 231-150, Sec. 94-2, Definitions. Motion CARRIED.
Remand to Planning Commission Ordinance Amendment 231-151, Sec 94-345, Home Occupation and Home-Based Businesses
CM-02-023-11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, to remand to Planning Commission Ordinance Amendment 231-151, Sec. 94-345, Home Occupation and Home Based Businesses for further updating. Motion CARRIED.
Topics discussed at Councilís February 7 meeting will be forwarded as well as the following. Councilís largest concern was with the need for scrap salvage. Some felt it should be removed from the ordinance. It was understood how items could be salvaged on a smaller scale and resold. However there was a concern with the size of the operation and the storage. Council requested much stricter rules on the size of the operation.
The total area allowed for use in a home for home occupations also needed to be clearer, possibly stating ďtotal areaĒ equal to and not more than 25 percent.
Remove from Table Purchase of 2011 GMC Sierra for WWTP
CM-02-024-11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, to remove from table motion CM-02-018-11. Motion CARRIED.
It was noted that Councilmembers Ziegler and Kovach investigated possibility of receiving lower bids from local dealerships. It was reported that Ziegler did find a Ford vehicle for approximately $400 less. The only concern with this is the Village has all GMC spare parts, tools and we are mechanically inclined toward GMC products. The cost savings did not warrant a changeover at this time. It was also reported that Kovach was not able to obtain a lower bid due to Corporate rules with processing of the original bids.
CM-02-018-11 Heer moved, Frankford seconded, to waive the normal bidding procedures, and approve the purchase of one 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 pick-up truck package through Oakland County Cooperative Purchasing Program at a cost of $23,896. Motion CARRIED.
Consider Community Garden
A proposal was presented to Parks and Recreation and Administration for a Community Garden. After some discussion, Mr. Shufflebarger stated a request to use the property east of the bike path on GM road for a community garden has been submitted. Property is owned by Huron Clinton Metro Authority, but leased by the Village.
Council agreed to start with a three year lease with the understanding if the property needed to be used for future plans, it would have to be given up. Getting water to the location, fencing and parking were issues that would need to be addressed.
CM-02-025-11 Heer moved, Frankford seconded, to approve placement of a community garden on Village property at General Motors Road west of Pet Supplies Plus subject to Village Administration final review and approval. Motion CARRIED.
Approve Purchase of Autoclave
CM-02-026-11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, to approve the purchase of an autoclave from Jade Scientific in the amount of $9,295.00. Motion CARRIED.
Funding to come from the EPA fund. Aubry questioned whether there was a warranty included.
Approve Intergovernmental Transportation Agreement
CM-02-027-11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, to postpone approval of the Intergovernmental Transportation Agreement. Motion CARRIED.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Anthony Raimondo informed Council he was working on a presentation for the refuse contract from information he had gathered from Waste Management. He noted the recycling had decreased approximately 14 percent since 2008. He felt this was alarming. He felt a recycling plan should be implemented with the residents and he was willing to help with this plan.
Archie Noon inquired whether Council had received and read the information he requested be placed in Councilís packet. Council concurred they had. He asked if Council had any questions. There were none. He asked if Council had any problems with what he was proposing under the Michigan Right to Farm Act. President Rusas stated Council was not going to approve the plan or offer an opinion at this time. He stated he was not looking for approval, just wanted Council to be aware of his plan.
Nothing this evening.
Council commended Department of Public Services for their quick snow removal.
Frankford invited everyone to a final fundraiser at Kroger for the Milford Firefighters on Saturday.
he meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Deborah S. Frazer, CMC
Milford Village Clerk