RC City Council Proceedings

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE ROGERS CITY CITY COUNCIL

HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON JANUARY 19, 2016

Mayor Sobeck presided and called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

PRESENT – Adair, Bielas, McLennan, Nowak, and Sobeck.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Nowak/Bielas, that the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of January 5, 2016 be approved as written.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT:

CHECK AND INVOICE APPROVAL:

McLennan/Adair, that the following total fund expenditures be recognized as payments made and payments to be made, in the amount of $433,865.02 and the Mayor is authorized to sign the check register.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

HARBORMASTER POSITION  RESOLUTION NO. 2016- 5  

Nowak/Bielas, that City Mgr. Hefele enter into discussions with Wayne Saile in regard to the Harbormaster position.  ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-6

McLennan/Adair, to approve City Mgr. Hefele’s submittal of a grant application to the Department of Natural Resources Waterways Commission for the purchase of a lift and tractor for the Rogers City Marina.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-7

Adair/McLennan, to proceed with discussions and explore a public/private partnership for the Rogers City Marina.  ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

TRANSFER STATION OPERATION

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-8

McLennan/Adair, that the City take over the operation of the transfer station effective February 1, 2016 with current City staff running it.  ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 20169

Nowak/Bielas, to approve a one-year contract between the City of Rogers City and Republic Services to haul waste from the transfer station.   ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  PAVILION CONCESSION 

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-10

McLennan/Bielas, to run an ad seeking interested parties to operate the Pavilion Grille.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – Bielas, McLennan and Sobeck. Nayes – Adair and Nowak, the motion carried.

GIRLS ON THE RUN

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-11   

Nowak/Bielas, to approve the request from Girls on the Run to hold a 5k race on May 21, 2016 with the route as indicated on the Huron Sunrise Trail with Police Chief Quaine and City Mgr. Hefele to assist if needed.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

PRESQUE ISLE PANTHERS

RESOLUTION NO. 2016- 12  

Bielas/McLennan, to approve the request of the Presque Isle Panthers (July 15-17, 2016) for use of the Little League fields and Sports Park to hold tournaments contingent upon there being no other conflicts.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

UP NORTH PREVENTION  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-13

Nowak/Bielas

WHEREAS, adults who provide alcohol to those below the legal drinking age of 21 are placing those youth at risk for health, safety and legal problems, and

WHEREAS, underage drinking is a problem that affects our community, our health, and our future.  It exacts a terrible toll on individuals and families, and places a costly tax burden on the community at large for law enforcement, medical services, and other social services involved in the prevention and treatment of underage drinking, and

WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that, on average, alcohol is a factor in the deaths of 4,358 young people under age 21 each year.  This includes: 1580 deaths from motor vehicle crashes; 1,269 from homicides; 245 from alcohol poisoning, falls, burns, and drowning; 492 from suicides, and

WHEREAS, Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years, and  

WHEREAS, according to the 2012 Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth report, of 14 counties of northern Michigan who participated, an

average of 26% of 9th graders and 52% of 11th graders have been drunk in their lifetime.

WHEREAS, one-hundred percent of any alcohol consumed by a minor came from an adult.   At one time, an adult over the age of 21 was in control of the alcohol and a minor gained access to it, and

WHEREAS, it is illegal for adults to knowingly allow their child’s friends to drink alcohol in their home, even with the permission of the friends’ parents, and adults have the authority and should have the responsibility to take steps to reduce the likelihood that their homes will become venues for underage drinking, and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, we, the City of Rogers City of the county of Presque Isle, do hereby proclaim that April 2016is Social Host Awareness Month.  We also call upon all parents, citizens, homeowners and property owners to host gatherings responsibly and take measures to eliminate access of alcohol to persons under the age of 21.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

CHAMBER NAUTICAL FROST

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-14    

Nowak/Bielas, to approve the request from the Chamber of Commerce to hold the Nautical Frost Festival on February 20 and 21, 2016 and have City Staff assist where needed.    ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mayor Sobeck declared the meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.

Terri L. Koss, City Clerk/Treasurer

Condensed version, complete minutes are available at City Hall.