Village of Clinton

November 3, 2008

 

The meeting opened at 7:00pm.

 

Members present were President Mowery, Dianne Davis, Carl Habrick, Laurence Peters, Larry Sines and Todd Morgan.  Joe Orban was absent.

 

Motion was made by Peters and seconded by Sines to approve the October 6, 2008 council minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Jim Gartin, President and CEO, Lenawee Economic Development Corporation, addressed Council on what the corporation is doing for Lenawee County.

 

Motion was made by Habrick and seconded by Morgan to approve the checks written for the period ending October 31, 2008.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Davis and seconded by Morgan to approve Asset Strategies Portfolio Services, Inc., to review the Village’s investment practices.  Motion carried with Habrick and Sines voting no.

 

Motion was made by Morgan and seconded by Davis to approve the amendment to the Investment Policy to include UBT of Washtenaw and First Federal Bank.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Council was updated on the Village retirement program with MERS.

 

Council was updated on the electric usage being down two percent from last year.

 

Council was updated on water sales being up 2.87 percent from average.

 

Council was updated on negative cash flows at the wastewater treatment plant.  Staff will bring recommendations to Council.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Davis to adopt the amended electric, water and sewer department rules and regulations.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Council was updated on South Central Power Agency alternative fuel proposal.

 

The Park Committee meeting was canceled.

 

Motion was made by Habrick and seconded by Sines to adopt Resolution Number 08-13. A resolution in opposition to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement standards (MCOLES) 520 hour standard for police officers.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Davis to adopt the Identity Theft Prevention Policy.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Habrick and seconded by Morgan to adopt Resolution Number 08-14.  A resolution to authorize the execution of a development project agreement for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Habrick to authorize OMM Engineering, Inc. for the park grant survey work.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The Village of Clinton Electric Department was awarded the AMP OHIO Financial Creditworthiness Award for the highest credit score for communities with populations under 5,000.

 

Council was updated on the Tecumseh Road traffic signal grant.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Peters to receive and file the council information packet.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Davis to make a donation to the Lenawee Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $1,000.00 for fiscal year 2009.  Motion failed due to lack of support.

 

The following comments were from Council. Dianne Davis reminded people to vote on Tuesday.  Carl Habrick asked for an update on the AMP Ohio Generating Station project.   

 

Motion was made by Habrick and seconded by Morgan to adjourn.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.

 

 

 

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Toni Gibson, Village Clerk                                                                                Date