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 led the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Theresa Rusas George, Council Members Jerry Aubry, Jennifer Frankford, Michael Glagola, Elizabeth Heer, James Kovach
Dave Ebert, Planning Commission; Ann Barnette, DDA Director; Jennifer Elowsky, Legal Counsel; and Arthur Shufflebarger, Village Manager
APPROVE CONSENT AGENDA
CM-12-182-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to approve the December 5, 2011, consent agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED.
Council Direct Debit Approval
Council Approval Payroll 11/23/2011
Sewer Use Request - 378 Whitewater St., Balance 70.8047
Transfers and Disbursements
|Major Street Fund
|Local Street Fund
|Downtown Development Authority
|Senior Citizen Transportation
APPROVE AGENDA AS PRESENTED
CM-12-183-11 Heer moved, Glagola seconded, to approve the December 5, 2011, agenda as presented. Motion CARRIED.
Adopt Resolution for Charitable Gaming License, Huron Valley Baseball Club
Paul Dreslinski, organizer of the Huron Valley Baseball Club, was present and gave Council a brief overview of the organization.
CM-12-184-11 Glagola moved, Heer seconded, to approve the Charitable Gaming License Resolution by recognizing the Huron Valley Baseball Club as a nonprofit organization operating within the Village of Milford. Motion CARRIED.
Adopt Resolution Extending Medical Marihuana Moratorium
CM-12-185-11 Heer moved, Frankford seconded, to adopt Resolution No. 11-005 extending the Village moratorium on the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act for an additional six months through June 4, 2012. Motion CARRIED.
Adopt Resolution Regarding Health Insurance Hard Cap
CM-12-186-11 Heer moved, Kovach seconded, to adopt Resolution No. 11-006 establishing an 80% Village/20% employee cost share for employee health care insurance as established by P.A. 152. Motion CARRIED.
Reconsider Home Occupation Ordinance Amendment, Section 94-345
Mr. Shufflebarger stated the Planning Commission reconfirmed their original recommendation on the language regarding traffic. This was summarized in a letter from Wade Trim dated November 15, 2011.
Dr. Kevin Crain still felt the number of trips allowed for businesses was too restrictive.
Dave Ebert, Planning Commission, explained to Council the reason behind their decision. This was based on two trips per hour. The Planning Commission felt this language was less restrictive than the original language. It was developed with the anticipation that the number of home occupation businesses would increase in the future. It was better suited for neighborhoods throughout the Village.
Enforcement of the number of trips was discussed. Jennifer Elowsky explained that a limit of sixteen trips could result in lawsuits if citations were issued, whereas an undefined "limit" in the old language was less risky. The question was raised how determination could be made on what types of trips were taking place at a residence, business versus personal. To date the Village offices have not received complaints regarding existing home businesses and any nuisances with the number of trips occurring. It was agreed to leave language as it was with no hard limit on trips, and revisit language if this becomes a problem.
CM-12-187-11 Frankford moved, Kovach seconded, to amend the ordinance inserting the old language for Section 94-345 regarding traffic restrictions. Motion CARRIED.
CALL TO THE PUBLIC
Council Meeting Date Change
Mr. Shufflebarger reminded Council of the date change for the next meeting which will be held on December 12, 2011.
Frankford asked for the status of the demolition of the 200 Peters Road building. Council stated if the building was not going to be demolished soon; it needed to be boarded up.
Frankford also complimented the “Unwrapped” event held downtown.
CM-12-188 -11 Kovach moved, Heer seconded, to go into executive session at 8:00 p.m. to discuss Contract Negotiations.
Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Heer, Glagola, Frankford, Rusas George, Aubry, Kovach
CM-12-189 -11 Heer moved, Aubry seconded, to close the executive session at 8:10 p.m. Motion CARRIED.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Deborah S. Frazer, CMC
Milford Village Clerk