Please Note: Durand City Council Minutes are published on our web site and in the local newspaper, after they have been approved at the next regular meeting.
(Example: July minutes are approved and posted in August)

Meeting dates:
August 20, 2018
August 13, 2018
July 16, 2018

 





AUGUST 20, 2018 CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the special meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, August 20, 2018 in the Council Chambers of Durand City Hall.

Mayor Doyle called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Brian Boggs, Jeff Brands, Connie Cobley, Mayor Deborah Doyle, Rich Folaron, John

               Matejewski, Tom VanRiper

Absent:  None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Council led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United Stated States of America.

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

None

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to approve the agenda as presented.

Carried

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

Boggs moved, Brands supported to award RBF Construction, Inc. the construction contract for the 2018 WWTP Effluent Aeration project in the amount of $149,000.00.

YEAS:  Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Folaron, Matejewski, VanRiper

NAYS:  None

Carried

CITIZENS SPEAK – AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:

No one spoke

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

No one spoke

Boggs moved, Cobley supported to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss the sale of property, to do so in public would be detrimental to the City of Durand.

Carried

Adjourned into Executive Session at 6:05 p.m.

Reconvened at 6:50 p.m.

No action was taken.

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m.

 




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AUGUST 13, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, August 13, 2018 in the Council Chambers of Durand City Hall.

Mayor Doyle called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Brian Boggs, Jeff Brands, Connie Cobley, Mayor Deborah Doyle, John Matejewski, Tom

               VanRiper

Absent:  Rich Folaron

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

The Council led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the agenda with the following changes:  A: Consent Agenda, A1: Approval of End of Summer Cruise, A2: Approval of Fire Department Operations Manual, A3: Approval of State Plan of Operations Agreement – Law Enforcement Support Program, B:  Approval of Sensus Auto Read Equipment and Software, C:  Approval of Invoice from Lamphere Plumbing and Heating for MMR/Alternative School.

Carried

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

VanRiper moved, Cobley supported to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on July 16, 2018, as presented.

Carried

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

VanRiper moved, Boggs supported to approve the bills number 49926-50041.

YEAS:  Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Matejewski, VanRiper

NAYS:  None

Carried

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

Paula Brooks, 104 W. Summit St., suggested we be “good stewards” and contact Shiawassee County Conservation with regards to Project Tim.

Pastor Don White, offered prayer.

CITY COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS:

Boggs thanked Pastor White for the prayer.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the Consent Agenda which consisted of: A1. End of Summer Cruise Event  A2. Fire Department Operational Manual and  A3. State Plan of Operations Agreement – Law Enforcement Support Program.

Carried

 

 

Boggs moved, VanRiper supported to approve the quote from ETNA for Sensus Equipment and training totaling $10,360.00.

YEAS:  Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Matejewski, VanRiper

NAYS:  None

Carried

VanRiper moved, Brands supported to approve the invoice from Lamphere Plumbing and Heating in the amount of $10,000 for the A/C at the MMR/Alternative School building.

YEAS:  Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Matejewski, VanRiper, Boggs

NAYS:  None

Carried

CITIZENS COMMENTS – AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:

No one spoke

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

Fire Chief:  The Fire Department has been very busy with putting out fires and participating in the county fair. 

DPW Director:  He stated that South Oak and W. Main Streets should be paved by the end of the week.  The Street Project should be done by the end of August and the Honeywell project is almost complete as well.

Treasurer/Clerk:  Nothing to add

City Attorney:  Nothing to add

City Manager:  She stated that she has recently completed the last class for her certification in Economic Development.

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

VanRiper- Nothing to add

Cobley:  She stated that she thought the election went smoothly and she is pleased that SATA passed.

 

Matejewski:  He thanked Pastor Don for the prayer.  He said that now that the basketball courts have been sealed how long before they are painted.

Brands:  He said the baskets in the downtown look good.

Boggs: Nothing to add

Boggs moved, Matejewski supported to adjourn into executive session to discuss negotiations, to do so in public would be detrimental to the City.

Carried

Adjourned into Executive Session at 7:47 p.m.

Reconvened at 8:10 p.m.

No action was taken.

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.





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JULY 16, 2018 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, July 16, 2018 in the Council Chambers of Durand City Hall.

Mayor Doyle called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Brian Boggs, Jeff Brands, Connie Cobley, Mayor Deborah Doyle, Rich Folaron, John

               Matejewski, Tom VanRiper

Absent:  None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

The Council led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to approve the agenda with the addition of G: Adoption of Mutual Aid Resolution.

Carried

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

VanRiper moved, Folaron supported to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on June 4, 2018 and the special meeting held on June 27, 2018, as presented.

Carried

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

Folaron moved, VanRiper supported to approve the payment of bills number 49764-49925.

YEAS:  Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Folaron, Matejewski, VanRiper

NAYS:  None

Carried

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

Leslie Dietrich, running for County Commissioner in District 4 asked for support at the polls on August 7th.

Don White, Pastor of Light of Faith Church, offered prayer.

Kathy Wilson, Durand Rd., Asked for a Project Tim update.  City Manager stated that they are continuing to try to solicite private money for the project.  They plan to begin submitting permit applications this summer.

Kelly Rossman McKinney, Candidate for State Senate in 24th District asked for support at the polls this fall.

Michael Frazell, He is concerned with the road issues around Fifth Third Bank.  Mayor Doyle said that the Council talked with Commissioner Root about this issue last month and he said that he spoke with the County Road Supervisor who said that the issue would be taken care of.

CITY COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS:

Boggs:  Thanked Pastor White for prayer.  Boggs stated that Kelly Rossman McKinney has bi-partisian support and he strongly recommends that you support her in November election.

 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to approve the consent agenda, which includes approval of the following:  FY2018-2019 City Council Calendar, the election inspectors for the August Primary, the Annual Bank Rating Report, the appointment of Michael Nazarian to the Planning Commission and the election of the MML Workers’ Compensation Fund Board of Trustees.

YEAS:  Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Folaron, Matejewski, VanRiper

NAYS:  None

Carried

Folaron moved, Cobley supported to approve the commitment request from the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency (SATA) for an amount not to exceed $9,729.64 contingent on the proposal passing at the August Election.

YEAS:  Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Folaron, Matejewski, VanRiper, Boggs

NAYS:  None

Carried

Matejewski moved, VanRiper supported to approve the invoice from Marsh Monument Company for the purchase of a sponsorship plaque at Veteran’s Memorial Park in the amount of $6,000.00.

YEAS:  Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Folaron, Matejewski, VanRiper, Boggs, Brands

NAYS:  None

Carried

Folaron moved, Cobley supported to approve the Contract Modification #1 and Contract Modification #2 to MDOT Contract Number 76555-129922 for a net change of $4,464.50.

Boggs moved, Cobley supported to amend the motion to include the authority to activate the contract or inactivate the contract depending on what the City Manager and City Attorney find out.

Carried

Roll call vote on original motion:

YEAS:  Doyle, Folaron, Matejwski, VanRiper, Boggs, Brands, Cobley

NAYS:  None

Carried

VanRiper moved, Folaron supported to approve the invoice from TBM Property Management, LLC in the amount of $6,200.00.

YEAS:  Folaron Matejewski, VanRiper, Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle

NAYS:  None

Carried

Matejewski moved, Cobley supported to approve the Memorandum of Agreement for the I-69 Thumb Region Art in Place Grant.

Carried

 

A RESOLUTION FOR APPROVAL OF THE City of Durand FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE Shiawassee County MUTUAL AID BOX ALARM SYSTEM  DIVISION

RESOLUTION NUMBER: 2018-07-16

WHEREAS the City of Durand  has the power, privilege and authority to maintain and operate a fire department providing fire protection, fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous incident response, and other emergency response services (“Fire Services”); and

WHEREAS, Fire Services can further be improved by cooperation between political subdivisions during times of public emergency, conflagration or disaster (“Incidents”); and

WHEREAS, the Michigan Constitution of 1963, Article 7, § 28, and the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967, Act No. 7 of the Public Acts of 1967, Ex. Sess., being MCL 124.501 et seq. (the “Act”), permit a political subdivision to exercise jointly with any other political subdivision any power, privilege or authority which such political subdivisions share in common and which each might exercise separately; and

WHEREAS, the City of Durand desires to enter into an interlocal agreement, pursuant to the Act, to further improve Fire Services; and

WHEREAS, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), is a mechanism that may be used for deploying personnel and equipment in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency emergency mutual aid response; and

WHEREAS, as a result of entering into an interlocal agreement to further improve Fire Services, the Parties are creating the Shiawassee County MABAS Division; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager has the authority to execute this Agreement pursuant to resolution of its governing body; and

WHEREAS, the City of Durand desires to commit personnel and equipment to another Party if deemed reasonable upon the request of another Party; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  Durand City Council finds it is the best interest of its citizens from a safety and fiscal standpoint to enter into the Interlocal Agreement creating the Shiawassee County MABAS Division.

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to adopt the Resolution for the Approval of the Durand Fire Department to participate in the Shiawassee Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division.

YEAS:  Matejewski, VanRiper, Boggs, Brands, Cobley, Mayor Doyle, Folaron

NAYS:  None

Carried

CITIZENS SPEAK – AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:

Deb White, commented on the condition of the streets (Saginaw and Oakland).

Michael Frazzle:  He suggested that the art students at the High School be given the opportunity to create or help with a community mural.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

Chief Rinker:  He stated that it has been a busy few weeks with the fire at Papa Joes and the Corunna fire.  He said that he has three new fire fighters coming on board.  The fire department continues with flushing of the hydrants.

City Attorney:  He stated that the City does not have an ordinance for golf carts to drive on public streets.  The Michigan Secretary of State will not allow for registration of golf carts, therefore it would be an exercise in futility to go forward with an ordinance.

Police Chief:  He stated that the new police officer, Daniel is doing a great job.  He is still looking for another part time officer to hire.

Clinton Sawyer:  He stated that phase I of the Road Project is doing well, the construction company will be back in August to apply the top coat of asphalt.

Clerk/Treasurer:  She told everyone “Don’t forget to vote on August 7th, Primary Election”.

City Manager:  She stated that the Oak and Main Street project starts tomorrow.  Engineering continues to monitor flow from WWTP.  She asked to have the August Council meeting changed to August 13th.  Council agreed.

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

VanRiper:  He stated that there are no handicapped parking spaces near Dr. Tirtha’s office and asked that one be made available there.

Cobley:  She stated that Holmes Street would like a DEAD END sign at Fitzgerald Street.  She would like a five year park plan to carry on for the next board, this would create a healthy community.  She said Parks and Recreation is not just baseball, we need to take care of the property.

Matejewski:  He thanked Pastor Don for the prayer.  He thanked Kelly Rossman-McKinney and Leslie Dietrich for coming tonight.

Deb Doyle thanked Connie, Jeff and John and all the employees that have helped with making our city look great.  America in Bloom will be here on Wednesday to judge our City.  The City Manager said that on Wednesday night everyone is welcome to come to Hagle Street, the Wednesday Nite Live location for free hotdogs and cookies as we kick off our welcome to America in Bloom judges.

Brands:  He stated that all cross walks be zebra stripped as well as bike lanes.  He said our streets are so wide that people are flying down our nice new streets.  City Manager suggested that Wade Trim put together a proposal that includes bike lanes to be brought back to Council.  He asked what the agenda is this week for America in Bloom.  He stated that the mobile workshops at the MML Conference to be held in Grand Rapids should be paid for by the City.  After much discussion it was decided that there would be a $35.00 per day cap on mobile workshops.

Boggs:  He thanked Kelly Rossman-McKinney for attending tonight’s meeting.

Mayor Doyle:  She stated that on August 25th at the old Wilbur Bills school will be a fund raiser that will go towards the Veteran’s Home that is being built there.

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m.






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