2012-10-25 / Meeting Minutes

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)

The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, October 15, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Grondin with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmember Wyse gave the invocation.

Present: Councilmembers Clapperton, Della-Moretta, Fullerton, Mayor Pro- Tem LaLonde, Councilmembers Paquin, Wyse, Mayor Grondin.

Absent:

None.

Staff Present: Les Therrian, City Manager; Charles Brown, City Attorney; Renee Vonderwerth, City Clerk; Eugene Elmer, Assessor/Treasurer; Deb Evashevski, DDA Director; Deb Ely, Librarian; Mark Wilk, Police Chief.

Corrections of minutes for the Council Meeting of October 1, 2012.

None.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of October 1, 2012 were approved as written.

Additions to the Agenda:

Councilmember Wyse – Request. City Manager Therrian – Library boiler bids/Update on Cullen Leave of Absence.

1. MAYOR PRO-TEM PLAQUE:

Mayor Pro-Tem Grondin presented a plaque containing a list of past and present President Pro-Tems and Mayor Pro- Tems. Those present to receive the plaque were Ernest Krause, Donald Gustafson, Tom Della-Moretta, and current Mayor Pro-Tem, William LaLonde. The plaque will be hung in the Council Chambers.

2. RESOLUTION FOR PROPERTY SPLIT:

Resolution

At a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of St Ignace, held the 15th day of October 2012 at 7:00 p.m., the following resolution was offered by Councilperson Della-Moretta and seconded by Mayor Grondin:

Pursuant to the request of Mark Sposito (co/owner) for property located on North State Street, City of St. Ignace, to split off a portion of Tax Parcel # 052-200- 015-00, City of St. Ignace, Michigan.

BE IT RESOLVED, (if applicable), that pursuant to Section 263 of the Subdivision Control Act (Act 288 of 1967) as amended, (MCLA 560.263), the following parcels, Tax Parcel # 052-200-015- 00, City of St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan, may be. Said new split parcels being set forth below: Beginning at the Southeastern comer of Lot 9, Block 2, Assessor’s Plat #4, City of St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan;

Thence N 69-50-38 W 30.00 feet, along

State Street; thence N 28-29-1 IE 142.65 feet; thence S 76-21-24 E 31.71 feet, along filled bottomlands; thence S 28- 29-11 W 125.50 feet, along the East line of Lot 9, to the Point of Beginning.

Containing 3,673 square feet of land in Lots 9 & 10, Assessor’s Plat #4, City of St. Ignace.

ALSO, A portion of filled bottomlands, adjacent to a portion of Lots 9 and 10, described as:

Commencing at the Southeastern comer of Lot 9, Block 2, Assessor’s Plat #4, City of St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan;

Thence N 28-29-11 E 125.50 feet, along the East line of Lot 9, to the Point of Beginning;

Thence S 76-21-24 E 31.71 feet, along the Northern line of Lots 9 and 10; thence N 28-29-11 E 20.67 feet; thence S 38-10-59 E 32.33 feet, along a bottomland’s description, to the Point of Beginning. Containing 307 square feet of land adjacent to Lots 9 & 10, Assessor’s Plat #4, City of St. Ignace.

ALSO, An access and utility easement, 15 feet Westerly of the following described line: Commencing at the Southeastern comer of Lot 9, Block 2, Assessor’s Plat #4, City of St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan;

Thence N 69-50-38 W 30.00 feet, along State Street, to the Point of Beginning;

Thence N 28-29-11 E 142.65 feet, to the lakeward plat line; thence N 28-29-11 E 20.67 feet, across filled bottomlands, to the Point of Ending.

Said Easement may be extended lakeward providing deed to additional bottomlands is acquired.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the authorized split in said Parcel shall not be further split without permission of the City of St. Ignace.

Roll Call Vote:

Those voting “Yes”: Councilmembers Della-Moretta, Fullerton, Mayor Pro- Tem LaLonde, Councilmembers Paquin, Wyse, Mayor Grondin, Councilmember Clapperton. Those voting “No”: None. The Resolution was declared adopted.

3. LIBRARY BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

Mayor Grondin requested Council’s approval for the appointment of Loni Brown to the Library Board, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Connie Litzner. It was moved by Councilmember Clapperton, seconded by Councilmember Wyse to approve the appointment of Loni Brown to the Library Board. Motion carried unanimously.

4. SEWER RATE INCREASE DISCUSSION:

City Manager Therrian stated that in 2011 the Sewer Fund borrowed $82,000 from the Water Fund to avoid a deficit fund balance. City Manager Therrian explained that because it is associated with federal funds acquired from the USDA Rural Development, they are requiring the debt be paid back in two years. City Manager Therrian requested Council’s approval to increase sewer rates by $1 per EDU and .25 in commodity to generate appropriate funds to pay the debt back within the required two years.

It was moved by Councilmember Della- Moretta, seconded by Councilmember Fullerton to institute the sewer rate increase of $1 per EDU and .25 in commodity as recommended by the City Manager, with a sunset upon payment of the debt.

Roll Call Vote:

Yes: Councilmember Fullerton, Mayor Pro-Tem LaLonde, Councilmembers Paquin, Wyse, Mayor Grondin, Councilmembers Clapperton, Della-Moretta. No: None. Motion carried unanimously.

5. BUDGET WORKSHOP DISCUSSION:

City Manager Therrian requested Council to set a Budget Workshop session in November. It was the consensus of Council to hold the Budget Work session on November 19th at 6:00 p.m.

6. COUNCILMEMBER WYSE – REQUEST:

Councilmember Wyse requested to be excused from the Council Meeting on November 5, 2012, as he will be out of town on business. It was moved by Mayor Grondin, seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem LaLonde to excuse Councilmember Wyse from the November 5, 2012 Council Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

At this time, Councilmember Della- Moretta requested to be excused from the November 5, 2012 Council Meeting, as he will be out of town. It was moved by Mayor Grondin, seconded by Councilmember Paquin to excuse Councilmember Della-Moretta from the November 5, 2012 Council Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

7. LIBRARY BOILER BIDS:

City Manager Therrian stated that two bids were received for the replacement of the boilers at the St. Ignace Public Library; one from Ballard Plumbing & Heating from Petoskey, in the amount of $31,068.00 and one from H & B Plumbing & Heating from Cheboygan in the amount of $45,982.00.

It was moved by Councilmember Clapperton, seconded by Councilmember Fullerton to accept the bid from Ballard Plumbing & Heating in the amount of $31,058.00. Motion carried unanimously.

Secondly, City Manager Therrian informed Council that Officer Cullen has been notified that the date for his leave of absence has been set back again. City Manager Therrian stated that he would keep the Council updated on the status.

Consideration of Bills:

Mayor Pro-Tem LaLonde inquired on the bill from Cheboygan Cement regarding sidewalks. City Manager Therrian informed him that it was for the repair of several sidewalks.

Mayor Pro-Tem LaLonde also inquired on the bill from R.S. Technical Services. City Manager Therrian Stated that it was for the rebuilding of Chlorinators and can be used as a credit towards the RR&I covenant requirement.

Public Comment:

Deb Evashevski, DDA Director, reminded Council to return their Recreation Plan drafts.

Louis Leveille requested a financial report on the marina. Mr. Leveille was informed that all final bills have not been received to date, but that Tim Matelski would be asked to attend the next Council meeting to report the final financial data.

Donald Gustafson thanked Mayor Grondin for all the historical research and representative plaques, he has done for the City, stating it is a very nice gesture and greatly appreciated.

Ernest Krause stated that he agreed with Mr. Gustafson and stated that it is an honor to be honored.

The following bills were presented to Council for payment:

ACE HARDWARE 148.50
AIRGAS USA LLC 87.09
ANDERSON TACKMAN & COMPANY
528.85
BELONGA'S PLUMBING AND
HEATING 430.32
BLARNEY CASTLE FLEET PROGRAM
5,171.56
BLARNEY CASTLE OIL CO 8,597.12
BROWN AND BROWN 2,167.50
CHEBOYGAN CEMENT PRODUCTS
INC 446.00
CUMMINS BRIDGEWAY LLC 309.79
DOUD'S MARKET OF
ST IGNACE 95.05
GBS, Inc 145.50
GEORGE'S BODY SHOP 371.90
JACKLIN STEEL SUPPLY CO 408.00
KSS ENTERPRISES 45.77
NATIONAL OFFICE
PRODUCTS 164.63
NORTHERN LIGHTS FAMILY
OUTFITTERS 730.00
OSCAR W LARSON 3,765.76
PINE VALLEY ECO PRODUCTS
INC 660.60
POMASL FIRE EQUIPMENT 91.97
QUILL CORPORATION 248.94
R S SCOTT ASSOCIATES 172.00
R S TECHNICAL
SERVICES INC 5,210.47
SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE 50.00
SAULT PRINTING
COMPANY INC 85.03
ST IGNACE AUTOMOTIVE 442.98
UIS PROGRAMMABLE
SERVICES 1,941.72
WESLEY H MAUER JR 875.13
GRAND TOTAL: $ 33,420.68

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.

Mayor Paul Grondin Renee Vonderwerth, City Clerk

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