Minutes

Village of Misenheimer

Village Council Meeting

June 13, 2011

 

Attending:

 Michael Riemann, Mayor, Village Council

 Michael Burrage, Village Council

 Jim Gulledge, Village Council (arrived late)

  Michael Herron, Village Council

 

Call to Order: Mayor Riemann called the meeting to order at 6:45PM and declared a quorum present.

 

Moment of Reflection/Introspection:

 

Closed Session: Riemann requested a motion to go into Closed Session for purposes allowed by State Statute 143-318.11 (a) (6). Herron made the motion to go into Closed Session, the motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 3/0.

 

Return to Regular Session

 

Introduction of Visitors: No visitors were present.

 

Approval of Agenda: Burrage moved the Agenda be approved. Herron seconded the motion which was approved with 4/0 voting in favor.

 

Mayor’s Report: Riemann reported the following activities since the last meeting.

 

Completed Projects

       1.       Completed minutes for May 1 and May 13 meetings

       2.       Met with Pam Humphrey to discuss job

       3.       Met with Stewart Engineering and Travis Morehead about CTT grant

       4.       Did radio show presentation

       5.       Met with Pfeiffer, New London, Richfield and DOT and arrived at

          bypass compromise

       6.       Met with New London and Richfield and ironed out waste contract

          details and sent signed contracts

        7.       Obtained chairs from Richfield

        8.       Contacted Senator Purcell and Representative Burr about opposition

          to changes in Powell Bill

        9.       Worked with Pfeiffer on Police contract

      10.   Sent letters to Clerk candidates

      11.   Presented scholarship certificates (by Frizbee) at Gray stone Awards day

      12.   Worked with Pam Humphrey to get acclimated to community and office

 

 Meetings Attended

     1.       Attended TCC meeting

     2.       Attended TAC meeting

     3.       Attended COG meeting

     4.       Attended Mayors meeting

     5.       Attended Regional Transportation planning meeting

To Do

     1.      Prepare letters to owners of abandoned mobile homes

     2.      Prepare Newsletter

 

Approval of Past Minutes: Burrage moved that the April 11, 2011 Closed Session minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Gulledge.  The motion carried 4/0. Burrage moved the May 1, 2011 Closed Session minutes be approved and the motion was seconded by Gulledge. The motion passed 4/0. Burrage moved that the May 9, 2011 Closed Session minutes be approved. Jim Gulledge seconded the motion which was passed 3/0 with Herron abstaining. Burrage moved that the May 9, 2011 minutes be approved. Jim Gulledge seconded the motion which was passed 3/0 with Herron abstaining.

 

Letter to Property Owner: The letter sent to Michael Hannon concerning the Village’s approach to the County’s failure to bill for past taxes was discussed. The Village will forgive past taxes and the Hannon’s will receive a bill for the 2011-12 year.

 

Approval of 2011-12 Budget Ordinance: The budget presented was the same as developed at the June 6, 2011 meeting. Burrage made a motion to approve the budget ordinance as presented and Gulledge seconded the motion. Herron made a motion to amend the ordinance to increase the expenditure budget by the amount we are currently paying Green Pieces with the intent to retain Green Pieces as our recycler. The motion to amend failed for a lack of a second. The original motion passed with Burrage, Gulledge, and Riemann voting for and Herron voting against.

 

Decision on Police Chief Position: The Council had previously received information in Closed Session from current Police Chief Tracey Wyrick and current Captain Erik McGinnis. Herron moved that the Council appoint Erik McGinnis as Interim Police Chief effective July 1, 2011. The motion was seconded by Gulledge and the motion was approved 4/0.

 

Approval of Board Members: The terms of Ahren Burrage and Donnie Day on the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment end June 30, 2011. Herron moved that they be reappointed for three year terms. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion passed 4/0.

 

Approval of Board Assignments: The discussion on Board assignments was postponed until the July meeting.

 

Other Business: After discussion about improving Village business operations, Herron moved to give Pam Humphrey signature power and to name her Deputy Finance Officer. The motion was seconded by Burrage and the motion was approved 4/0.

 

Adjournment: Burrage moved the meeting be adjourned at 8:50PM. The motion was seconded by Herron and the motion passed 4/0.

 

 ______________________   _______   ____________________________  ______

       J. Michael Riemann, Mayor               Date                   Pam Humphrey, Clerk                 Date

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