VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 24, 2017
1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 7:02pm
4. Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Donna Pope, Amy Haack and Carl Russell
Absent: Carl Rothenberger, Will Overkamp and Bill Stone
Also Present: Dave Bossenbroek, Village attorney and Jeremy Statler DPW Supervisor
5. Approval of previous meeting minutes
Roger requested that a change be made to Item #13 in the September 26, 2017 meeting minutes. He requested that S. Brooks be changed to Brooks. Motion made by Amy Haack, supported by Donna to approve the meeting minutes with the removal of the S in S. Brooks, with a unanimous vote the motion carried.
6. Approve the agenda for the October 24th Council Meeting
Motion made by Amy Haack, supported by Donna Pope to approve the agenda. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
7. Public Comments
9. Reports from Officers
Donna gave an update on the library.
Amy advised that the next Friends of the Park meeting will be on November 7th at 7pm.
A request has been submitted to the Community Foundation Wish List for 4 flag poles for 3rd Avenue.
Muskegon County Recreational Authority has determined that they want to be an advisory type committee not an authority.
Carl nothing to report.
Roger reminded everyone about the Pumpkin Contest. He advised that the bathrooms at the park will be closed for the season this Friday. Jeremy showed everyone the new DPW jacket and bibs. Roger advised that the old snow blower will be auctioned on November 14th. The Village welcome sign on Bridge has been raised to eliminate the vision concern. Roger also advised we will be issuing payments to the businesses that sold our annual boat permits.
10. Follow up on Brooks’ Road resurfacing
The Brooks’ road resurfacing will be done next spring.
11. 2020 3rd Avenue P&N Proposal
Jeremy talked about possible funding options with a more detailed report to come in November.
12. Discussion on Future Projects
Roger advised that not all future projects will need to be discussed by the Friends of the Park group. They can be discussed at council meetings as well.
13. Discussion on property line at 270 Pine St.
Roger referred to a diagram for 270 Pine St. The house encroaches on the road right of way. Dave gave an overview of the process that could take place if the new owner decides to pursue the issue.
14. Request from Sue Halter for 2018 “Dancing in the Park” Agreement
Roger discussed Sue’s request. Donna Pope made a motion to approve the “Dancing in the Park” agreement, supported by Carl Russell. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
15. Walk behind or ride on blower
Roger explained that the current blower is running poorly. Three new units were discussed. Two were on display for the council. Motion made by Carl Russell to purchase the Hurricane Blower and not to exceed $9000.00 and that $1000.00 be from the Equipment Rental Fund and the remaining balance from the General Fund, supported by Amy Haack. Roll Call AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack and Russell. NAYES: None
16. Proposal for Drain Review from P&N
Roger discussed the P&N proposal for the drain. Amy would like to hire P&N to do the proposal and then the Village would work with the Township and developer. Carl Russell made a motion to hire P&N to do the proposal and not to exceed $2500.00, supported by Amy Haack. Roll call AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack and Russell. NAYES: None
17. Master Plan Review Group
Roger advised that the Master Plan was developed in 2011. It needs to be revised every 5 years. A committee needs to be formed to review the plan and present to the council. Dave advised that the Planning Commission can review the Master Plan.
18. Ordinance Review Group
Roger would like a group to review the ordinances. He would like Jeff Jacobs and 2 other people to review them.
19. Public Comment
Jay Bolt, 294 8th shared items from the Township meeting with the council.
20. Closed session to consider the possible purchase of real property
Motion made by Donna Pope to move to a closed session, supported by Carl Russell. Roll call to proceed with closed session at 8:05pm AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack and Carl Russell.
Motion made by Carl Russell to end closed session at 8:30pm supported by Donna Pope. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Motion made by Amy Haack to allow Roger, Jeremy and Dave to enter back into negotiations regarding the purchase of property pending council approval, supported by Carl Russell. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Motion made by Carl Russell to approve the warrants, supported by Donna Pope. Roll call: AYES Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack and Carl Russell. NAYES: None
Motion made by Donna Pope to adjourn, supported by Carl Russell. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted by,