RC City Council Proceedings

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE

ROGERS CITY CITY COUNCIL HELD IN

COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON MAY 17, 2016

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

ROLL CALL:  Adair, Bielas, McLennan, Nowak, and Sobeck.

APPROVAL OF  MINUTES

Nowak/Adair, that the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of May 3, 2016 be approved as amended under the Resolution 2016-51 to read “seconded by Council Member Bielas.”

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

CHECK AND INVOICE APPROVAL:

McLennan, seconded by Council Member Bielas, that the following total fund expenditures be recognized as payments made and payments to be made, in the amount of $307,929.63 and the Mayor is authorized to sign the check register.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

WORKSHOP ITEMS  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-55    

Nowak/Bielas, to direct City Atty. Vogler to draft language for an ordinance regarding the parking and storage of vehicles and send it to the Planning Commission for review and discussion.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

BUDGET ADOPTION AND PUBLIC HEARING:  FY2016-2017  

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-56

McLennan/Adair:

WHEREAS, the City Manager of the City of Rogers City has presented to this City Council a proposed budget for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017; and

WHEREAS, the proposed budget has been reviewed and found to be in accordance with the general fiscal and budgetary policies as established by this City Council; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on this budget submission on May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the City Hall of Rogers City, Michigan; and

WHEREAS, this document is on file in the official records and documents of the City of Rogers City.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council, under the authority granted by the City Charter, does hereby levy the following tax on all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the City; said tax levy to be for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017:

General Operations 16.7780 mills

City Band Operations .2000 mills

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council does hereby approve and adopt the FY2016/2017 budget as submitted and appropriates the following sums for the purposes set forth therein:

General Fund $2,062,010

Major Street Fund $265,600

Local Street Fund $274,770

Band Fund 14,018

Perpetual Care $500

Community Development

Authority Fund $53,250

Act 302 Training Fund $1,100

Debt Service Fund $60,400

Wastewater Treatment Fund $1,416,000

Water Fund 555,560

Marina Fund $231,810

Garbage Collection Fund $162,080

Equipment Pool Fund $262,920

Separation Pay Reserve Fund 1$0,030

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-57   

Nowak/Bielas,

WHEREAS, St. John Lutheran School will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at a ceremony conducted May 22, 2016; and

WHEREAS, St. John Lutheran School has been educating students in the greater Rogers City Area since hiring its first full-time teacher in May of 1916; and

WHEREAS, the St. John Lutheran School has been operating in its present location on the corner of Erie and Fourth since the construction of that building in 1941; and

WHEREAS, increased enrollment allowed St. John Lutheran School to construct an addition and enlarge to its present size in 1954, setting the stage for the School to educate students age three through eighth grade; and

WHEREAS, St. John Lutheran School has educated hundreds of Rogers City Area students during its proud history, reaching a peak enrollment of 226 in 1959 and a current enrollment of 70 students; and

WHEREAS, the education and experience they received at St. John Lutheran School made many who call Rogers City home into the proud and successful citizens they are today;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Rogers City proclaims May 22, 2016 is forever known as St. John Lutheran School day.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

CONTINUOUSLY OPERATING REFERENCE STATION (CORS) UNIT CONTRACT

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-58   

Bielas/Nowak, to approve the contract between the City of Rogers City and the Michigan Department of Transportation in regard to the CORS unit, with Mayor Sobeck to sign said contract on behalf of the City.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

GRANT APPLICATION

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-59

McLennan/Adair, to approve City Mgr. Hefele’s submission of a grant application to NEMCOG for a regional marina promotional video.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

SMALL HARBOR PROJECT

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-60    

Nowak/McLennan, to create a leadership team that will consist of Harbor Advisory Members Dick Peacock, Beach Hall and Dick Lappin, Council Members McLennan and Adair, DPW Supt. Wenzel, a Chamber of Commerce member, a CDA member, Harbor Master Saile and City Mgr. Hefele to work with the Sustainable Small Harbor Project.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

MARINA STORE  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-61    

McLennan/Bielas, to approve the creation of a Facebook page for the Rogers City Marina, a fishing tournament on August 13, 2016 and are allowed to spend up to $3,000 for the creation of a ship store.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

MEDC  RESOLUTION NO. 2016-62

Bielas/Nowak, that up to $500 be expended to conduct a preliminary study on City parking lots that will allow us to be ready for future grant opportunities.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

REQUESTS – FRIENDS TOGETHER, KIWANIS AND LITTLE LEAGUE

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-63    

Nowak/McLennan, to approve the block party on August 27, 2016 on Erie Street between Second and Third Streets and work with City Mgr. Hefele to implement a plan and discuss it with the businesses that are in the Mariner’s Mall.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-64

Bielas/Adair, to approve the Kiwanis spring fest on Saturday, June 11, 2016 and fall fest on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the Westminster Park.

ROLL CALL: Ayes – All, the motion carried.

RESLOUTION NO. 2016-65

McLennan/Adair, to approve the request of the Rogers City Little League to hold an opening day parade on Saturday, May 14, 2016 beginning at 12:00 p.m. Annual parade to begin at the Grambau Center on Huron Ave. to Third Street, then south on Third to Woodward Ave. concluding at the fields on Calcite Rd.

ROLL CALL:  Ayes – All, the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT:

With nothing further to come before Council, Mayor Sobeck declared the meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

Terri L. Koss, City Clerk/Treasurer