REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MILFORD CIVIC CENTER
President Rusas-George called the meeting to order in the Milford Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. President Rusas-George led the Pledge of Allegiance.
PRESENT President Theresa Rusas-George; Councilmembers Jerry Aubry, Jennifer Frankford, Michael Glagola, James Kovach (7:36), Kevin Ziegler
ABSENT Councilmember Elizabeth Heer
ALSO PRESENT William Kelley, Legal Counsel; Arthur Shufflebarger, Village Manager
APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
CM-07-090-11 Glagola moved, Aubry seconded, to approve the July 5, 2011, consent agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED
Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of June 20, 2011
Council Direct Debit Approval
Council Approval Payroll 06/22/2011
Sewer Use Request – 313 E. Huron St., 3.6 units Remaining Taps – 78.8047
Transfers and Disbursements
|Major Street Fund
|Local Street Fund
|Downtown Development Authority
|Senior Citizen Transportation
APPROVE AGENDA AS PRESENTED
CM-07-091-11 Glagola moved, Aubry seconded, to approve the July 5, 2011, agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED
Introduce Zoning Ordinance Amendment 231-152, Section 359, Commercial Vehicle Storage in Residential Areas
Aubry stated that the proposed ordinance would affect him because he has a company vehicle that he drives to and from work, but it is not used for personal use and asked if he should abstain from voting. Mr. Kelley agreed that he should abstain.
CM-07-092-11 Glagola moved, Ziegler seconded, to allow Councilmember Aubry to abstain from voting because of a conflict of interest. Motion CARRIED
CM-07-093-11 Glagola moved, Frankford seconded, to introduce Zoning Ordinance Amendment 231-52, Section 359, Commercial Vehicle Storage in Residential Areas.
Aubry explained that he drives his company vehicle to and from work but that it cannot be used for personal use.
Council felt the language was too restrictive for those residents who may have the same circumstance as Councilmember Aubry. They suggested Planning Commission further review the proposed language.
CM-07-093-11 Motion FAILED
Approve Outdoor Sales for Coratti’s, August 12-14, 2011
CM-07-094-11 Glagola moved, Ziegler seconded, to approve outdoor alcohol sales for DMP Pubs, Coratti’s, 335 N. Main for August 12-14, 2011. Approval subject to LCC conditions and any approvals and additional direction from the Milford Memories Committee. A certificate of insurance must be provided to the Village Clerk listing the Village of Milford as additional insured. Motion CARRIED
Approve Bid for Aluminum Frame Sluice Gates
Mr. Shufflebarger stated that the Village is aware of the work that has been done by the bidder.
CM-07-095-11 Kovach moved, Frankford seconded, to approve the bid from Golden Harvest for the amount of $5,700.00 for aluminum frame sluice gates. Motion CARRIED.
Approve Bid for Demolition at 200 Peters Rd.
CM-07-096-11 Glagola moved, Kovach seconded, to accept the Bid B as described in the RFP of $26,430.00 from Cordelia Excavating, Inc. for the demolition of the apartment building located at 200 Peters Road and to allow Administration to create a contract satisfactory for the demolition.
Kovach asked if we were comfortable with Cordelia Excavation, Inc., considering that their bid was significantly lower that the other bidders.
Mr. Shufflebarger stated that references have been checked and the company was found to be adequate.
Glagola asked if there was anything from the site valuable that would be salvageable.
Mr. Shufflebarger said that if there were it would most likely be salvaged by Cordelia.
Ziegler asked if there was a time frame for the project to be completed.
Mr. Shufflebarger said that Building Official, Randy Sapelak would incorporate the terms of completion in the contract.
CM-07-096-11 Motion CARRIED
Approve Board and Commission Reappointments and Terms
CM-07-097-11 Glagola moved, Kovach seconded, to approve the reappointments and terms as recommended and accept the resignation from Denise Tyler, DDA and Raymond Theriault, P & R. Motion CARRIED
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Phil Harris, 169 Marlene, presented Council with several issues. He asked how property at the end of Marlene St. that has been maintained for many years by the Village, is now considered privately owned. He stated concerns with the owner of this property enclosing the fire hydrant. He told Council that he had contacted the Police Department a year ago because of bb’s he found on his property that were from the neighbor and her son. He said that Officer Lipari said the problem would be taken care of, but that over the past year, he has continued to find bb’s on his property. He provided a sample of the bb’s found on his property and asked what he can do to stop this from happening.
Frankford asked to inspect the bb’s and found that were not actually bb’s, but air pellets that typically do not cause harm to property because they are plastic.
Mr. Harris also stated that this particular neighbor stores recreational vehicles on her property that do not belong to her and does not understand why he is not permitted to store his recreational vehicle in his driveway.
Mr. Shufflebarger told Mr. Harris that he should continue to contact the Police Department regarding his concerns with the bb’s on his property. For the other concerns, Mr. Shufflebarger suggested that Mr. Harris contact Mr. Sapelak, the Building Official.
Mr. Shufflebarger reminded Council of the sidewalk sales this coming weekend; the east parking lot is to be paved beginning 7/17/11 and expected to be completed within three days, weather permitting; and, due to the holiday, refuse collection will be on Friday for the entire Village with anything remaining to be picked up on Saturday.
Aubry asked about the improvements done by DTE on River Street and why they replaced the right-of-way curbing with asphalt instead of concrete. Mr. Shufflebarger said he would check with DPS Director, Robert Calley.
Glagola and Ziegler both commented on how nice the Civil War Commemoration turned out. Ziegler also commented that the 4th of July parade was good this year.
Mr. Shufflebarger also told Council that they would be installing a temporary barricade near the dam until approval is received by the DNR to place permanent cables with buoys something. He explained that while the dam is owned by the Village it is located in the Township, and that the Township has made application with the DNR for permanent cables with buoys.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Nancy Scott, CMC
Milford Village Deputy Clerk