VILLAGE OF FRUITPORT
OCTOBER 25TH, 2021
- Call to Order
President Roger Vanderstelt called the meeting to order at 6pm.
- Roll Call
Present: Roger Vanderstelt, Jeff Guiles, Bill Overkamp and Ann LaCroix.
Absent: Amy Haack and Carl Rothenberger (excused).
- Approval of October 25th Meeting Agenda
Motion made by Bill to approve the October 25th meeting agenda, supported by Jeff. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
- Approval of the September 20th Council meeting minutes
Motion made by Bill to approve the September 20th council meeting minutes, supported by Bill. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
- Public Comment
Mr. Russ Stressman, Lions Club Member commented on the location of the new playground. The Lions support the project but are not in favor of the location of the new playground.
Ann advised that she received final approval for the ARPA funds for the Village in the amount of approximately $120,000.00.
- Reports from Officers
Jeff questions the sidewalks near the school. Roger asked for additional information and will check into.
Bill questioned a truck parked on 5th street. Ann advised that he may contact Michigan Township Services to investigate the issue. Bill advised that the library is currently looking into moving to a new location. There are two locations that they are potentially interested in.
Roger will report under agenda items.
- Old Fashioned Christmas
Roger referred council to the letter from the Lions Club requestion permission to hold Old Fashioned Christmas at Pomona Park. Motion made by Roger to approve the request, supported by Bill. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
- New drain on Oak Street
Roger shared a diagram regarding a new drain on Oak Street. He reviewed quotes that have been received. Motion made by Roger to approve the West Michigan Dirtworks quote in an amount not to exceed $1561.55, supported by Bill.
Roll call AYES: Overkamp, Guiles and Vanderstelt.
Ann gave an overview of Playground Committee’s activities. Letters with pledge cards have been sent to local businesses. Grants and donation to date is approximately $60,000.00. Ann discussed the Playground meeting on September 27th. The Lions Club voiced their concerns about the new location. The requested the Community Build date be scheduled for after OFD.
The new Community Build date is June 16, 17th and 18th if needed.
- Kayak Launch
Ann referred council to the kayak launch budget in the council packet. Work will start soon. Roger advised that Michigan Dirt Works anticipate starting their work the first week of November.
- Public Comment
Mr. Russ Stressman questioned if the Village has removed the Lions Club from the Talking Points provided to the Playground Committee. Ann advised that yes, she is working on the request from Fred Yonkers and will remove the Lions Club from the Talking Points.
Motion made by Roger to approve the warrants, supported by Jeff. Roll call AYES: Overkamp, Guiles and Vanderstelt.
Motion made by Jeff to adjourn the meeting at 6:27pm, supported by Bill. With a unanimous vote, the motion carried.
Respectfully submitted by,