Village of Fruitport – Budget Meeting Minutes – 03/12/18

MARCH 12, 2018

1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 7:00pm

2. Pledge

3. Prayer

4. Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Donna Pope, Amy Haack, Carl Rothenberger and Bill Overkamp who arrived at 7:03pm
Absent: Bill Stone
Also Present: Jeremy Statler, DPW Supervisor

5. Approval of previous meeting minutes (February 26th)
Motion made by Amy to approve the February 26th meeting minutes, supported by Bill. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

6. Approve the agenda for March 12th Budget Meeting
Motion made by Amy to approve the agenda for the meeting, supported by Bill. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

7. Public Comment

8. Correspondence

9. Reports from Officers
Donna reported that the library has hired a new director.
Amy had nothing to report.
Will questioned the paving on Brooks Rd, one side of the street is the Village and the other side the Township. It was explained that the Village is required to take care of both sides of the road.
Carl advised that the Personnel Committee had a meeting and they abolished the current possible employee increase raise process of 0-5%. The Committee will meet again to discuss wages and benefits based on the budget and other factors. They will present their suggestions to council for approval.
Roger advised of a lunch and learn training session for MIOSHA. The cost is $15.00 for the DPW Supervisor to attend. Motion made by Roger to approve the $15.00 fee for Jeremy to attend the lunch and learn on March 20, 2018, supported by Donna. With a unanimous vote,
the motion carried.

10. 2018-2019 Budget Discussion
Ann distributed a revised copy of discussion items for the 2018-2019 budget. A review of all items took place. Ann will add the approved items to the budget for final review at the next meeting.

11. Street Name Sign Discussion
Jeremy presented a quote for new street name signs and available choices.
A discussion took place about the costs and signs. Carl made a motion to meet federal government regulation of replacing all street signs with reflective signs that are white and green in color and first letter of street is capitalized not to exceed $4,500.00, supported by Bill. Roll call AYES: Vanderstelt, Pope, Haack, Rothenberger and Overkamp NAYES: None
Amy suggested selling the old signs to raise money for projects.

12. Adjourn
Motion made by Donna to adjourn the meeting at 8:33pm, supported by Amy. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by,

Ann LaCroix