Village of Fruitport – Budget Meeting – 02/26/18

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 7:05pm

2. Pledge

3. Prayer

4. Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Donna Pope, Amy Haack, Will Overkamp and Carl Rothenberger
Absent: Bill Stone
Also Present: Jeremy Statler, DPW Supervisor

5. Approve the agenda for February 26th Budget Meeting
Motion made by Carl to approve the agenda for the meeting, supported by Amy. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

6. Public Comment

7. Correspondence

8. Reports from Officers
Donna reported that the library has reached their goal of 13,000 books.
Amy had nothing to report.
Will questioned when the annual boat launch permits will be available. They will be available in March.
Carl questioned about a schedule for street signs and how it previously was listed as a budget item when Carolyn was the clerk. Ann has no knowledge of it, it was prior to Quickbooks and Quickbooks has no line item specifically for signs.
Roger had nothing to report.

9. Request from Lions Club for Easter Egg Hunt
Motion made by Carl to grant the Lions Club request for the Easter Egg hunt, supported by Will. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

10. 2018-2019 Budget Discussion
Ann distributed a copy of discussion items for the 2018-2019 budget. She explained the projected income and expenditures. She reviewed the surplus fund, current mill and allowable millage levy. A list of items was presented for discussion and for possible consideration in the 2018-2019 budget. A review of all items took place.

A discussion took place about a kayak launch. A motion was made by Donna Pope to approve an engineering fee not to exceed $5000.00 to apply for a grant for the kayak launch if it is deemed possible for Prein & Newhof to do prior to the April 1, 2018 deadline, supported by Carl Rothenberger. Roll call AYES: Vanderstelt, Haack, Pope, Overkamp and Rothenberger. NAYES: None

Roger advised we need another budget meeting. Motion made by Amy to schedule for March 12th at 7pm, supported by Will. With a unanimous vote the motion carried.

11. Public Comment

12. Adjourn
Motion made by Donna to adjourn the meeting at 9:16, supported by Will. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,

Ann LaCroix