RC City Council Proceedings

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE ROGERS CITY CITY COUNCIL

HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON APRIL 19, 2016

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

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

APPROVAL OF  MINUTES

Nowak/McLennan, that the minutes of the Workshop and Regular Council Meeting of April 5, 2016 be approved as written.  ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

CITY CLERK’S REPORT:

CHECK AND INVOICE APPROVAL:

McLennan/Nowak, that the following total fund expenditures be recognized as payments made and payments to be made, in the amount of $331,634.29 and the Mayor is authorized to sign the check register.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DPW FOREMAN

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-40    

Nowak/Adair, to approve the stipend for DPW Supt. Roger Wenzel in the amount of $3,120 for FY2016-2017 for his after-hours assistance to the Rogers City Marina.

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

NEW BUSINESS:

VFW REQUEST  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-41

Nowak/Adair, to approve the request of VFW Post 607 to sell Buddy Poppies on May 5, 6 & 7, 2016.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

MARINA DISCOUNTS  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-42   

McLennan/Adair, to approve the list of discounts as presented and as recommended by Harbor Advisory:

• In addition to the full-season, half-season, and daily slip rental rates, established by DNR Waterways, a monthly rate, which must be purchased in four-week increments, determined by dividing the applicable half-season rate by 12 and then multiplying that number by 4.5.

• A $0.15 per gallon discount on fuel purchases for all seasonal and half-seasonal slip holders.

• A $0.05 per gallon discount to all boaters, other than seasonal and half-seasonal slip holders, who purchase 500 or more gallons of fuel in one fill-up.

• A free season-ending pump-out for all seasonal and half-seasonal slip holders.

• Those who purchase at least one night associated with a fishing tournament receive one night free.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

VACTOR ROOT CUTTER  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-43   

Nowak/Adair, to approve the purchase of a root cutter for the Vactor Truck in the amount of $2,500 from the Waste Water Treatment Plant Fund.    ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

GARBAGE CONTRACT  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-44

Nowak/Adair, to approve the FY2016/2017 monthly residential garbage rates as presented:  one (1) bag service is $4.90 (increase of $.05 per month), six (6) bag service is $9.75 and cart service is $10.25 and to pass the increase for the single bag service on to the customer.

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

NAUTICAL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-45    

McLennan/Nowak, to approve as follows:

Permission to hold the Nautical City Festival from Tuesday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 7th at Lakeside Park.

Permission to close Lake Street from Ontario to Michigan and Michigan and Erie from First Street to Lake Street for the entirety of the Nautical Festival.

City to obtain necessary permits for the Festival parades.

“NO PARKING” signs on Third Street on Sunday, August 7th from Woodward Avenue to Huron Avenue.  Handicapped parking to be on east side of Third Street from Woodward to Ontario.

Provide Police protection where required.

Obtain Police and Fire Chief approval for the shooting of fireworks.

Permission to leave beer truck at tent area. Truck will be locked at all times.

Pavilion restrooms open for the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The Festival Committee will have a contract for cleaning the pavilion bathrooms.

If the fireworks are cancelled, they will be held the Saturday following the Festival.

Request the use of the Sports Park (the Hole) and the Little League Fields for the P.I.C. Men’s & Women’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th.

Request that any concessions/vendors that request permits to operate during the Festival week must also have a signed contract with the Nautical Festival Committee to operate. (Pertains to City properties only).

Permission to place up to an 80’ x 270’ tent on the Marina parking lot.  The tent company to put stakes in the asphalt and plug holes when stakes are removed.

City Band to play at Lakeside Park band shell on Tuesday, August 2nd from 7- 8:30 p.m.

Permission to use Westminster Park for a car show.

Permission to use the band shell when necessary during the Festival.

Permission to use the portable band shell when necessary during the Festival.

Request Handicap Parking signs at North end of Court House Square on Huron for the Arts & Crafts Show Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th.

City to pick up bagged garbage and broken down boxes at curbside each day during the Arts & Crafts Show.

The Festival Committee requests the City of Rogers City limit the parking at the Marina parking lot to vehicles with boats, holders of seasonal slip permits, handicapped people, and Festival Committee members.

City to waive the “No Animals in Lakeside Park” Ordinance for two hours prior and two hours after Pet Show.

School parking lot to be allowed for self-contained camper use by crafters participants only.  (No softball players will be allowed).  Permit only.

Permission for Festival Committee to use “Gaters” on Sunday, August 7, 2016 for the Grand Parade.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

TALL SHIP RESOLUTION NO. 2016-46

Adair/Nowak, to approve the request from the BaySail-Appledore Tall Ships to offer day sails to Nautical Festival goers as a fundraiser for the Presque Isle Historical Museum.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

POLICE CAR BID  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-47

McLennan/Adair, to approve the purchase of a 2016 AWD Police Interceptor from Mike Lynch Inc. in the amount of $26,448.92 with the understanding that a current car may be used as a trade in to reduce the cost.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mayor Sobeck declared the meeting adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

Terri L. Koss, City Clerk/Treasurer

Condensed version, complete minutes are available at City Hall.