Council Minutes 2017-18



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Meeting dates:
September 18, 2017
August 29, 2017
August 7, 2017
July 17, 2017

 





SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, September 18, 2017 in the Council Chambers of the 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.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

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

Carried

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

VanRiper moved, Cobley supported to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on August 17, 2017 and the special meeting held on August 29, 2017.

Carried

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

VanRiper moved, Folaron supported to pay bills #48565-48741.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

Mary Elizabeth Roberts, Gaines Township – Project Tim

John Hapiak – Project Tim

Don White – Offered a Prayer for the City

Debbie White – Thanked City for tree planted in yard.

CITY COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Cobley stated that if Project Tim comes to Durand, the DNR, Soil Conservation and many other departments will be conducting tests.  There will be many public meetings for residents to comment.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

Presentation:  Clint Sawyer told the Council about the Illicit discharge elimination program that he is working on in the City.  He gave a few examples of illicit discharge and explained some of testing that is done to determine if illicit discharge is taking place.  He also asked that if anyone witnesses a person putting used oil or other items down the drains to report it to authorities immediately.

Public Hearing and Adoption:  Amended Ordinance for Spending Threshold

Mayor Doyle opened the public hearing at 7:52 p.m.

Mayor Doyle closed the public hearing at 7:52 p.m.

Folaron moved, Matejewski supported to approve the amended ordinance to the City Code to increase the spending threshold to $3,000.00.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Public Hearing and Adoption:  P.A. 108 Agreement with Vernon Township/8988 Lansing Rd.

Mayor Doyle opened the public hearing at 7:55 p.m.

Mayor Doyle closed the public hearing at 7:56 p.m.

Brands moved, Folaron supported to approve P.A. 108 Agreement between the City of Durand and Vernon Township regarding property located at 8988 Lansing Road.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, VanRiper supported to authorize the Agreement with Les & Lisa Enterprises, LLC dated August 8, 2017 and to authorize the City Manager to designate parking spaces as directed by the council.

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

NAYS: None

Carried

VanRiper moved, Folaron supported to approve the bid for a line striper from Sherwin-Williams in the amount of $4050.00.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Cobley supported to approve the joint resolution between the City of Durand and Vernon Township, as presented.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

JOINT RESOLUTION

At a meeting of the Township Board of Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan (“Township”), held at 6801 Durand Road, Michigan 48429, on the ____ day of _________, 2017, at _____ p.m., Eastern Standard Time; and at a meeting of the City Council of the City of Durand, Shiawassee County, Michigan (“City”), held at 215 W. Clinton Street, Durand, Michigan 48429, on the 18 day of September, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, the following Joint Resolution was duly offered and supported:

            WHEREAS, there is a Parcel of land legally described in Exhibit A to this Resolution, hereinafter referred to as the “Parcel”; and

            WHEREAS, it is the intent and purpose of this Joint Resolution for the Township and the City to agree and acknowledge that the Parcel is, as of the date of this Resolution, located within the Township; and

 

            WHEREAS, at least ten (10) days prior to the Township Board’s approval of this Joint Resolution, the Township Treasurer gave notice of this proposed Joint Resolution personally or by registered mail to the owners of the Parcel shown on the Township’s assessment rolls at the last known address on file with the Township Treasurer, advising of the Township Board’s and City Council’s proposed adoption of this Joint Resolution; and

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Board of Vernon Township and the City Council of the City of Durand, Shiawassee County, Michigan, as follows:

  •             The Township Board and the City Council each hereby acknowledge and agree that the Parcel described in Exhibit A to this Resolution is, as of the date of this Resolution, located within Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan.
  •             A copy of this Joint Resolution shall be filed with the Office of the Great Seal of the Michigan Secretary of State and the Clerk of Shiawassee County.

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN                   )                                                          

COUNTY OF SHIAWASSEE        )

            I, the undersigned, the duly qualified and acting clerk for Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of certain proceedings taken by the Township Board at a meeting held on the ___ day of ____________, 2017, and further certify that the above Joint Resolution was adopted at said meeting.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                        Charlotte Clarke, Vernon Township Clerk

STATE OF MICHIGAN                   )                                                          

COUNTY OF SHIAWASSEE        )

            I, the undersigned, the duly qualified and acting clerk for the City of Durand, Shiawassee County, Michigan, DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of certain proceedings taken by the City Council at a meeting held on the 18 day of September, 2017, and further certify that the above Joint Resolution was adopted at said meeting.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                        Lisa R. David, City of Durand Clerk

EXHIBIT A

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PARCEL

SEC 16, T6N, R4E COM AT NE COR OF SEC, TH S ALG E SEC LN 221 FT, W 236 1/2 FT, N 221 FT, TH E 236 1/2 FT TO BEG

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to approve the invoices for the Rural Development Infrastructure Project totaling $302,267.88; $272,568.65 for Rohde Brothers Excavating, $29,699.23 for C2AE, with $108,708.16 charged to Rural Development Sewer, $109,623.99 charged to Rural Development Water, $30,174.89 paid from the City’s Sewer Fund, $3,699.67 paid from the City’s Water Fund, $40,715.98 paid from the City’s Local Street Fund and $9,345.19 paid from the City’s Major Street Fund.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

CITIZENS SPEAK – AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:

Paula Brooks, 104 W. Summit Street – Beltnick Property

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

Fire Chief:  He stated that his officers are currently going to pump engineering classes; several others are going for additional training as well.  All officers will have the training that the state requires.

DPW Director:  He stated that the North Saginaw Street project started today.  He told the council that last week he purchased a 2015 Chevy truck that was recently approved by council.  He also said that the trees that were recently purchased have been planted. 

Police Chief:  He said that the two big events, the VFW Concert and the Car Show, both went off without a hitch.  He thanked Rod Hall for transporting people from the parking lot on Vinewood to Optimist Park.  He told the Council that the car that he is getting with the grant, has been ordered.

DPW Foreman: He stated that the DPW is more than ½ through tree trimming and removal.  The last brush pickup for the year starts October 3rd.

City Clerk/Treasurer:  She stated that she attended the VFW Concert and it was “awesome”.

She told the council that the audit starts the first week in October.

City Attorney:  He introduced Pat O’Callahan who will be assisting the McKone Law Firm in providing services to the City.    He also said that he will be looking into City Civil Infractions ordinance. 

City Manager:  She will be bringing back work in house due to several reasons; therefore she will be looking into possible additional staffing needs.

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

VanRiper:  He said that this is the first time that he went to the End of Summer Cruisin and it was great! He told the DPW Director that it was good that he was thinking outside the box to bring some of these jobs back to the city.

Cobley:  She said that she was concerned about safety issues with the new workers.  She asked the residents that have a new tree planted near them, to water them and do not use a weed wacker on them as they will damage the tree.

Brands:  He thanked Jeff Stutts for the great price for the trees ($20.00 per tree) and the 

DPW for planting them.  He said that Les and Lisa’s tenants should have a letter telling them not to place trash such as box springs, bagged leaves, etc. in the dumpsters. 

Boggs:  He told that council that after talks with the Railroad, the censors were moved closer to the tracks with the hope of decreased wait times.  He thanked Ben Fredrick for his help in the negotiations and Jason Hartz who conducted a study that was needed to support the issue. 

Folaron:  VFW Concert was excellent.  He stated that he and Colleen have started Citizen Planning classes which will give them incite to planning and zoning. 

Mayor Doyle:  She stated that the car show was started 28 years ago and it just keeps getting better.  She said that the VFW Concert was great and people were asking if there could be another one, before the concert was even over.  She wouldn’t say how much money was raised but said that at least $13,000 was raised so that they could receive the MEDC matching funds.  VFW will present a check to the Council soon. 

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m.








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AUGUST 29, 2017 CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the special meeting of the Durand City Council held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in the Council Chambers of the Durand City Hall.

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

ROLL CALL:

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

Absent:  Rich Folaron, Tom VanRiper

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Brands moved, Cobley supported to approve the agenda as presented.

Carried

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

Paula Brooks, 104 W. Summit.  Saginaw Street Update

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the following Change Orders to Rohde Brother’s Contract #1:  Change Order 12A Sewer- an increase of $178,587.13 to Rohde Brothers total contract, with $66,656.66 of this being an increase to Rohde Brothers Rural Development Sewer Contract #1; and Change Order 12B Water, an increase of $76,932.52 to Rohde’s Rural Development Water Contract #1 and a time extension to RD Contract #1 to September 30, 2017.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc. Change Order No.2, a decrease of $36,592.50 to RD Sewer Contract #2.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Cobley supported to approve the first reading to amend the City Code to increase the spending threshold to $3,000 and send it to public hearing and adoption at the September 18th Council meeting.

Carried

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

Cobley:  She said that the Cook Street gate needs to be closed.

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

 

 



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AUGUST 7, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Council Chambers of the Durand City Hall.

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

ROLL CALL:

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

Absent:  Tom VanRiper

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

All those present recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the agenda with the addition of G: Approval of RD Invoices.

Carried

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Folaron moved, Cobley supported to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on July 17, 2017, as presented.

Carried

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to pay bills #48454-48564.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

Tom Dorey, 500 Vassar Drive. – Grass Ordinance

CITY COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS:

Cobley asked if pictures were being taken of grass violations.  DPW Director said that yes they are being taken.  Doyle asked if the letter could be re-written.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

Special Guest:  Judge Stewart gave an overview of the 35th Circuit Court, 2016 Year in Review. 

PUBLIC HEARING – Railroad Ordinance

Mayor Doyle opened the Public Hearing at 7:52 p.m.

Mayor Doyle closed the Public Hearing at 7:56 p.m.

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to approve the second reading and amend the Durand City Code to include the Railroad Blocking Ordinance.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

 

Folaron moved, Brands supported to adopt the Resolution to Open and Maintain a Bank Account with Huntington Bank authorizing the Clerk/Treasurer, Deputy Clerk, Deputy Treasurer, and Mayor Doyle as signatories.

Carried

Folaron moved, Cobley supported to authorize the replacement of the water main ductile at N. Saginaw Street for an amount not to exceed $16,000.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to authorize the City Manager to purchase a used truck for up to $30,000 for the Water Department.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Matejewski moved, Folaron supported to authorize National Railroad Memorial, Inc. to use Iron Horse Park during 2017 End of Summer Cruisin event.

Carried

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the invoices for the Rural Development Infrastructure Project totaling $400,234.30; $382,696.22 for Rhode Brothers Excavating and $17,538.08 for Industrial Painting Contractors, with $254,827.23 charged to Rural Development Sewer and $71,167.62 charged to Rural Development Water, $14,791.73 from Major Streets, and $59,447.72 from Local Streets. 

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

CITIZENS SPEAK – AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:

Paula Brooks, 104 W. Summit St.  Repair of water main on Saginaw Street

Mary Elizabeth Roberts, 12415 Cook Rd.  Project Tim

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

Police Chief:  He said that he likes to be proactive with regards to lawn care. Our city has never looked so good.  He is very pleased with the ordinances.

DPW Director:  Road construction is wrapping up.  Dover lift station is complete.  The DPW is getting  equipment ready for winter.  The North Lincoln well is up and running and the South well is in the process of repair.

C2AE Engineer:  Restoration is underway and is always a challenge.  The Rural Development Project is winding down.

Clerk/Treasurer:  A reminder that there is an election tomorrow and the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.

City Attorney:  He said it is a pleasure working with Colleen, “things are working well”.

City Manager:  She invited everyone to participate in planting seeds at the Holmes Street retention pond.  This will take place on August 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

Cobley:  She asks that if you get a tree from the City that you water it.  She said that Coyotes are being reported near the Holmes Street retention pond so keep your small animals protected.

Matejewski:  He stated that the playground equipment at Optimist Park needs additional chips.  The park also needs a good surveillance camera. 

Brands:  He thanked the Mayor for her artistic design on the people spot.

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.





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JULY 17, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, July 17, 2017 in the Council Chambers of the Durand City Hall.

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

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Dr. Brian Boggs, Jeff Brands, Connie Cobley, Mayor Deborah Doyle, Rich Folaron, John Matejewski, Tom VanRiper

Absent:  None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

All those present recited 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 V. Purchase of Computers.

Carried

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Van Riper moved, Cobley supported to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on June 5, 2017 and the special meeting held on June 28, 2017, as presented.

Carried

APPROVAL OF BILLS:

VanRiper moved, Folaron supported to pay bills #48299-48453.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

HEARING OF REPRESENTATIVES AND CITIZENS PRESENT:

Brandon Marks, 103 W. John  Update from County Commissioner

Tom Manke, Project Tim

Mike Frazzle, Project Tim

George Polan, Project Tim

CITY COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CITIZEN’S COMMENTS:

No one spoke

Boggs moved, VanRiper supported to approve the consent agenda, which includes permission to close streets for various Chamber events, approval of fiscal year calendar, bank ratings report and appointments to the Election Commission and the Park and Recreation Board.

Carried

Folaron moved, Matejewski supported to approve the invoice from EJ USA, Inc. in the amount of $1,964.62.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

 

Matejewski moved, Cobley supported to approve the commitment request from the Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency (SATA) for an amount not to exceed $12,028.42.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to authorize an annual commitment of $7,866 to the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Folaron moved, VanRiper supported to approve the Durand Police Department Operating Procedure #50.

Carried

Folaron moved, Matejewski supported to approve the Redevelopment Ready Communities Joint Memorandum of Understanding.

Carried

Matejewski moved, Folaron supported to approve the quote from Mid-Michigan Roofing in the amount of $4,874.00 for repairs at Durand Union Station.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Folaron moved, Cobley supported to approve the quote from Kennedy Industries in the amount of $32,654.00 annually for a five-year service agreement.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Brands supported to authorize the Automatic Mutual Aid Agreement with Vernon Township Fire Department.

Carried

Matejewski moved, Folaron supported to award the bid for 2017/2018 Tree Trimming to Miles Tree Service.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Folaron moved, Boggs supported to award the bid for spot asphalt patching to DOW Asphalt in the amount of $150 per ton for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Brands moved, Cobley supported to award the bid for sand and limestone to Constine Inc. in the amount of $7.00 per ton of sand and $19.75 per ton of stone for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Folaron supported to award the bid for ferric chloride to PVS Technologies in the amount of $489.00 per ton for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Matejewski moved, Cobley supported to approve the purchase of 100 yards of wood chips from XYZ Landscaping in the amount of $2,375.00.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Brands supported to authorize the transfer of $200,000 from the Street Fund to the Wastewater Fund.

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

NAYS:  VanRiper

Carried

Brands moved, Folaron supported to approve the proposal for engineering services from WadeTrim for the identification of a solution to dissolved oxygen limits.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Matejewski supported to approve the first reading to amend the Durand City Code to include the Railroad Blocking Ordinance and move it to its second reading and adoption at the next regular meeting.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

CITY OF DURAND

RESOLUTION FOR GRANT OF PERMISSION

RESOLUTION #3017-2018/1

WHEREAS, the VFW Reed-Raymond Post #2272 seeks to obtain permission for the sale and services of alcoholic beverages on public property occurring on August 26, 2017 at Optimist Park; and

WHEREAS, the proceeds from such sales shall directly benefit Veteran’s Memorial Park; and

WHEREAS, the VFW will provide liquor liability insurance for the event which lists the City of Durand as additional insured; and

WHEREAS, the VFW will secure or has secured all necessary liquor licenses for the lawful sale of such goods; and

WHEREAS, the VFW proposes to sell alcohol through dedicated bartenders or assigned volunteers; and

WHEREAS, the VFW will ensure that proper barricading of the event site is performed to avoid attendees of the event violating any unauthorized open container laws or underage consumption.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that in accordance with Sec. 6-6 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Durand, Michigan the City Council hereby authorizes VFW Reed-Raymond Post #3373 to serve alcohol during its event.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

I, Lisa R. David, Clerk in and for the City of Durand, do hereby attest that this is an actual transaction of business conducted by the Durand City Council at its meeting held on July 17, 2017.

                       

                                   

                                                                                                ______________________________

                                                                                                Lisa R. David, City Clerk

 

City of Durand

RESOLUTION 2017-2018/2

RESOLUTION ON INTENT TO APPLY FOR VOTING SYSTEM GRANT AND AUTHORIZE CITY CLERK TO SUBMIT GRANT APPLICATION

            At a regular meeting of the Durand City Council held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Durand City Hall, 215 W. Clinton Street, Durand Michigan, Matejewski moved for the adoption of the following resolution.  The motion was seconded by Folaron.

            WHEREAS, the City of Durand wishes to apply to the Michigan Secretary of State for a grant to purchase a new voting system, which includes precinct tabulators and an accessible voting device for use in individuals with disabilities, and;

            WHEREAS, funding for the new voting system will be provided by the State and will include a combination of Federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and State- appropriated funds, and;

            WHEREAS, the City of Durand is preparing to begin implementation of the new voting system in August, 2018.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Durand City Council hereby authorizes the City Clerk to submit such a Grant Application on behalf of the City of Durand, Shiawassee County on this 17th day of July, 2017.

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

NAYS:  None

ABSENT:  None

 

 

 

                                                                                    __________________________________

                                                                                    Deborah L. Doyle, Mayor

 

                                                                                    __________________________________

                                                                                    Lisa R. David, City Clerk

Folaron moved, Brands supported to adopt the MERS Retiree Health Funding Vehicle Uniform Resolution and name the current city manager as the designated contact maintaining the account.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Boggs moved, Brands supported to approve the purchase of three computers from Dell Inc. not to exceed $3000.00.

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

NAYS:  None

Carried

Presentation Project Tim:  City Manager presented a power point presentation on current available information. 

CITIZEN SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLY:

Elizabeth Roberts, Opposed to Project Tim

Brent Walworth, Project Tim

Mike Frazzle, Project Tim

Blair Pancheck, Project Tim

Jon Wolf, Project Tim

Deb White, Project Tim

Tom Manke, Project Tim

George Polan, Project Tim

Don Taylor, Project Tim

Tom Timble, Project Tim

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

Fire Chief:  Thanked the Council for their support to the Fire Department.

Police Chief:  Thanked the Council for their support to the Police Department.

City Engineer:  RD project has completed the paving work and have moved on to the restoration part of project.

Treasurer/City Clerk:  Thanked the Council for their support.

DPW Foreman:  Will start working on trees and prepping for fall and winter.

Water/Wastewater Foreman:  He reports that he has been working on the water main project at the corner of Summit and Saginaw Streets.  He also stated that they are working on fire hydrants throughout the city.

COUNCIL COMMENTS:

VanRiper:  He asked the public to be patient with the proposed project; he said that if this project does happen everyone will get a chance to voice their opinion on it.

Cobley:  She said that we have little knowledge on the proposed project, more information will come.  She said that Fitzgerald Street is very nice now that it is paved.

Matejewski:  He said that the city council wants to make Durand a better place and we may have a chance to do just that with this proposed project.

Brands:  He said that now that the paving is completed he wants the crosswalks to be painted.  City Engineer said that a plan is laid out and will be completed soon.

Boggs:  He asked the community to have patience with the proposed project.  Everything has to go through a rigorous planning process.

Folaron:  He said that people are planning for this project.  He said that at the Wednesday Nite Live Concert last week, there were people smoking cigars in the pavilion that made other people unhappy. 

Mayor Doyle adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.







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