VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
JANUARY 15, 2018
1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 7:01pm.
4. Roll call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Donna Pope, Amy Haack, Carl Rothenberger, Carl Russell, Bill Stone and Will Overkamp, who arrived at 7:05pm.
Also, present: Dave Bossenbroek, Village attorney and Jeremy Statler, DPW Supervisor
5. Approval of previous meeting minutes
Motion made by Amy Haack to approve the December 18, 2017 meeting minutes, supported by Carl Rothenberger. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
6. Approve the agenda for the January 15, 2018 Council meeting
Motion made by Amy Haack to approve the January 15, 2018 council meeting agenda, supported by Carl Rothenberger. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
7. Public Comments
9. Reports from Officers
Donna reported that the library is doing well. They are still in the process of getting a new director.
Amy will report under Unfinished and New Business later in the meeting.
Carl Rothenberger advised that the Personnel Committee has reviewed a new Compensatory Time Off Policy for DPW full-time employees. Carl gave an overview of the policy. A discussion took place. Motion made by Carl Rothenberger to adopt the new policy, supported by Amy Haack. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Will expressed that he would like to join a committee. He is currently part of The Friends of the Park group.
Bill had nothing to report.
Carl Russell gave an update on the Planning Commission’s meeting. The Planning Commission reviewed a survey that will be sent to the community. He discussed ways of advertising and distributing the survey. Ann will send a copy of the survey out to council for review. The survey review and discussion were tabled until the next council meeting.
Roger had nothing to report.
10. Rental Unit Registration Restatement Ordinance
Carl Russell advised that the Planning Commission reviewed the Fruitport Township Rental Registration information. Carl Russell shared the Planning Commission recommendations of giving adequate notice to the landlords and tenants as the Village is discussing whether they will adopt a rental unit registration ordinance. A discussion took place and the item will be tabled until the next council meeting.
11. Honorary Plaque for Park Lighting Project
Roger advised he has been working with Whitehall products on getting the honorary plaque. He will report again at the next council meeting on the status of the plaque order.
12. 270 Pine St. Property Discussion
Roger gave a summary of the request and the diagram received from Mark Oldenberg, 270 Pine Street. Dave Bossenbroek shared additional information with the council. A discussion took place regarding a plat change, an easement or leaving as is. Roger made a motion to leave 270 Pine Street as is, supported by Amy Haack. Dave Bossenbroek will contact Mark Oldenberg to advise.
13. Discussion on Revisions to existing Park Ordinances
Amy discussed a proposal from the Fruitport Village Parks and Recreation group on proposed updates for Pomona Park. She reviewed the related information and proposed rules. Amy worked with Dave Bossenbroek to update sections of Ordinance 92.09. Amy provided a copy of the changes and read the proposed changes. Amy made a motion that we revise the Fruitport Code of Ordinances section 92.09 and post in the Grand Haven Tribune at a cost not to exceed $400.00, supported by Carl Rothenberger. Roll call AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Stone and Russell. NAYES: None
Note: the sign at Pomona Park will be update at a future date.
14. Discussion on Establishment of Park Hours for Pomona Park
Amy discussed a proposal from Fruitport Village Parks and Recreation group to establish designated park hours for Pomona Park of 7am – 10pm, year-round. A discussion took place about excluding the Boat launch and updating the signs in the park. Amy made a motion to establish park hours of 7am – 10pm year-round except for the Boat Launch, supported by Carl Rothenberger. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Amy made a motion to purchase 7 signs, to display the new park hours and post restricted parking hours for the 4th street parking lot at a cost not to exceed $250.00, supported by Carl Rothenberger. Roll call AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Stone and Russell. NAYES: None
15. Public Comment
Motion made by Carl Rothenberger to approve the warrants, supported by Bill Stone. Roll call AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Stone and Russell. NAYES: None
Motion made by Bill Stone to adjourn, supported by Carl Rothenberger. With a unanimous vote the motion carried at 9:00pm.
Respectfully submitted by,