VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
BUDGET COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 29, 2021
1. Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
2. Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Amy Haack, Carl Rothenberger, Bill Overkamp, Jeff Guiles and Ann LaCroix
3. Approval of the March 29th Budget meeting Agenda
Motion made by Bill to approve the March 29th budget meeting agenda, supported by Jeff. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
4. Public Comment
5. 2021-2022 Budget
A. Boat launch attendant – Roger discussed increasing the boat launch attendant wage to $14.00 per hour. He also would like to increase the attendant’s hours at the launch and handling other responsibilities for the Village this year. Motion made by Jeff to increase the boat launch attendant wage to $14.00 per hour and that the President has authority to approve the hours that the attendant works, supported by Amy. Roll call: AYES: Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Guiles and Vanderstelt. NAYS: None
B. Council wages – Ann reviewed the current wording of the ordinance regarding President, council, and clerk meeting pay and maximum meetings per month. Motion made by Bill to move forward with the ordinance change of meeting pay and to increase the meeting pay maximum from 4 meetings to 6 meetings per month, supported by Jeff. Roll call AYES: Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Guiles and Vanderstelt. NAYS: None. Ann will prepare the revised ordinance to present at the next council meeting.
C. DPW Wishlist – a review was made of the DPW Wishlist. These items will be reviewed and discussed throughout the year. Roger discussed the need for an aerator. A discussion took place. Motion made by Bill to approve the purchase of an aerator in an amount not to exceed $3000.00, supported by Carl. Roll call: AYES: Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Guiles and Vanderstelt. NAYS: None
D. Advanced Pavement Marking Services – Roger advised that this company agreed to do the pavement marking at the same cost as last year if we confirm by April 19th. A discussion took place about seal coating of the basketball court. This item is tabled until the next meeting so that further information can be researched. Bill agreed to work on this item with the DPW Supervisor.
E. Bridge Street Lights – Roger gave an overview of the flashing lights installed on Bridge Street.
F. Ann reviewed the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
6. 2020-2021 Budget Amendments
G. Ann reviewed the amendments that need to be made to the current year budget (See attached). Motion made by Amy to approve the amendments as presented, supported by Carl. Roll call: AYES: Haack, Rothenberger, Overkamp, Guiles and Vanderstelt. NAYS: None
7. Public Comment
Motion made by Bill to adjourn the meeting at 6:54pm, supported by Amy. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted by,