Village of Clinton

February 4, 2008

 

The meeting opened at 7:00 pm.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Peters to approve the January 7, 2008 Council minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Councilperson Joe Orban joined the meeting at 7:02 pm.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Morgan and seconded by Orban to approve the preliminary and final Industrial Site Condominium plan dated December 14, 2007 for the Clinton-Tecumseh Warehousing project subject to the following stipulations:

           

1.      The site plan and master deed must provide stipulations for access to the back half of the property that lies west of the railroad tracks.

2.      Provide copy of master deed and work with Village on language.

3.      Provide monument markers in corners of property.

4.      Provide descriptions of individual units.

5.      The electric and water meters must be accessible for Village personnel.

6.      The Industrial Site Condominium Association is going to pay the Village water, sewer, and electric bills because of the complexity and cost of converting those services to separate units.  The Association agrees that if the Village utility rules are not complied with or the utility bills are not paid as required the Village will have to terminate services to the entire building even if one party of the Association is primarily responsible for the problem.

7.      The facility must comply with Village parking requirements.

8.      Repair gate on Tecumseh Road for Unit 1.

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Davis to approve the Clinton Little league agreement.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Davis to authorize Mr. William Reutter, a Historic Planner, to survey and prepare the grant application for the National Historic District.  Motion carried with Habrick voting no.

 

Council decided not to proceed with the facade grant program at this time.

 

Motion was made by Orban and seconded by Peters to authorize the Village Attorney to proceed with legal action against Mr. Brown for the property maintenance code violations at the Clinton Woolen Mill site.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Habrick to approve the reappointments of the Village Manager, Kevin Cornish; Village Treasurer, Brenda Allen; and Village Clerk, Toni Gibson for two-year terms ending 2010.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Habrick and seconded by Morgan to amend the Senior Citizen utility rebates by increasing the annual income to $18,000 and increasing the maximum refund to $375.00 per year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Council was presented with the December 2007 fund balance report, 2007 water and sewer sales report, and the wastewater treatment plant cash flow projections.

 

Motion was made by Orban and seconded by Morgan to approve the amendments to the Utility rules and regulations. The amendments generally include cleaning up some language in Section 6 C and 6 D, issueing renters on a shut off notice when they are one-month delinquent, and increasing charges for installation of underground electric from $6.75 to $7.25 because of the increase of wire, fuel and equipment.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Council briefly discussed automated meter reading and load management systems but will not pursue the systems at this time because they are too costly.

 

Council was updated on pending electric legislation that could affect the community.

 

Motion was made by Sines and seconded by Morgan to approve naming the new Tate Park pedestrian bridge after Mr. John Robison.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Orban and seconded by Peters to adopt the Village privacy policy.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Peters and seconded by Davis to award the bid for a new one-ton truck with dump body to O’Hara Chrysler.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Habrick and seconded by Morgan to authorize the letter of understanding to the unions, changing the dental and eye program to a calendar year from a fiscal year.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

The Village Manager reported an unknown increase in the water usage.

 

The following comments were from Council.  Dianne Davis commended Chief Mike Randolph on the police training consortium, and asked about receiving two more checks from the John Robison Trust.  Carl Habrick asked if we could have a grand opening for the bridge, and also asked where we are in the GIS mapping program.

 

The Council meeting on February 18, 2008 has been cancelled.  The next scheduled meeting is on March 3, 2008.

 

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

 

The meeting closed at 8:19 pm.

 

 

 

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Toni Gibson, Village Clerk                                                                                Date