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; Council members Jerry Aubry, Jennifer Frankford, Michael Glagola, Elizabeth Heer (7:31), James Kovach (7:40) and Kevin Ziegler (7:33)
ALSO PRESENT Ann Barnette, DDA Director; Kathy Amerman, Planning Commissioner; Jennifer Elowsky, Legal Counsel; and Arthur Shufflebarger, Village Manager
APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
CM-06-071-11 Glagola moved, Frankford seconded, to approve the June 6, 2011, consent agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED.
Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of May 16, 2011
Council Approval Payroll 05/25/2011
Sewer Use Request - 1120 Riverside St., Balance 85.407
Transfers and Disbursements
|Major Street Fund
|Local Street Fund
|Downtown Development Authority
|Senior Citizen Transportation
APPROVE AGENDA AS PRESENTED
CM-06-072-11 Glagola moved, Frankford seconded, to approve the June 6, 2011, agenda as presented at the table. Motion CARRIED.
DDA Southside Project
Ann Barnette, DDA Director, gave a brief overview of the planned improvement project. Also present were two of the four property owners involved, Jimmy Eggl and Skip Basil. The project would be a joint private/public partnership with funding and a signed agreement from both groups. Improvements will be made to the sidewalks and landscaping in this area. Work is planned to begin in July.
Extend Medical Marihuana Moratorium
CM-06-073-11 Glagola moved, Ziegler seconded, to extend the medical marihuana moratorium for an additional six months. Motion CARRIED.
Introduce Ordinance Amendment 231-151, Home Occupations
CM-06-074-11 Glagola moved, Heer seconded, to introduce Ordinance Amendment 231-151, Home Occupations.
Dr. Kevin Crain, who currently has a chiropractic business in his home on E. Washington Street, had questions regarding Sections 5 and 6 of the ordinance. Specifically, the limited number of trips allowed to the business in a day, and the parking requirements. He also questioned the placement of certain businesses under Types I & II. President Rusas stated the professions are separated to enable permitting of businesses that may have noisy equipment or bio-hazardous materials.
Council discussed the number of trips allowed (16) and questioned how the Planning Commission came up with this amount. Comparisons were made on trips to and from a residence. Some Council members felt there should not be a limit. Others felt there should be a limit, but agreed 16 trips was too restrictive. Jennifer Elowsky suggested changing the wording in the ordinance to address the issue if the number of cars/trips became excessive or complaints were received. Council asked for Planning Commission to revisit this section and send back thoughts on their decision.
Section 6 pertains to parking being provided by the business on their property. Mr. Crain stated there is adequate street parking for his business and questioned the need for providing parking on his property.
Planning Commissioner Kathy Amerman was present and stated the Planning Commission would review Councilís comments at their next meeting.
CM-06-075-11 Ziegler moved, Frankford seconded, to table the introduction of Ordinance Amendment No. 231-151. Motion CARRIED.
Approve Bid for East Municipal Parking Lot
CM-06-076-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to accept the bid of $49,115.00 from T&M Companies for the removal and replacement of the East Municipal parking lot and to also include an additional $10,830 for the removal and replacement of Center St, Geotechnical services, and an onsite inspector not to exceed a total project cost of $63,000.00 (which includes 5% contingency). Motion CARRIED.
Keith Hughes, Parking Authority, stated the Parking Authority has budgeted for the paving of the East Lot for several years; however bids have come in too high. Mr. Shufflebarger stated T&M had the low bid and would be doing the additional work on Center St. Kovach inquired whether all the bids included the Center St. paving. Mr. Shufflebarger thought the paving of Center St. was an alternate bid included with the base bid.
Consider Huron Valley Civil War Sponsorship Request
Holly Brandt, President, The Huron Valley Sesquicentennial Commemoration committee, spoke to Council regarding their request for sponsorship. Glagola and Frankford stated they were involved in this event, but would not benefit monetarily from any decision made.
Council discussed other in-kind donations the Village provides for the community. Some felt $500 a day for the 2-day event was acceptable since it was in-line with what Milford Memories receives. Council would only approve an in-kind donation.
CM-06-077-11 Aubry moved, Frankford seconded, to approve an in-kind donation of $500 a day, not to exceed $1000.
Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Rusas, Glagola, Frankford, Ziegler, Aubry
Nays: Kovach, Heer
Approve SUP-11-01, 443-449 N. Main, Outdoor Dining
Dave Borlace, property owner, was present to answer questions from Council.
Frankfordís concern was the noise level. This was addressed in the Planning Commissioners comments.
CM-06-078-11 Glagola moved, Kovach seconded, to approve SUP-11-01, outdoor dining for 443-449 N. Main in agreement with Planning Commissions motion with all of the conditions they placed on the site plan at their May 12, 2011 meeting. Motion CARRIED.
Approve Request to Purchase MERS Credits, E. Wampler
CM-06-079-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to approve request from Dispatcher Elaine Wampler to purchase three years and eight months of service credit, with the entire cost to be paid by the employee. Motion CARRIED.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Mr. Shufflebarger informed Council of upcoming events. He also reminded Council of the Capital Improvements meeting scheduled for Monday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Kovach asked if the Village was looking into alternatives for the dam site. Mr. Shufflebarger stated Department of Public Services was working on this matter.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Deborah S. Frazer, CMC
Milford Village Clerk