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					REGULAR MEETING OF THE WEST BRANCH CITY COUNCIL HELD IN THE
COUNCIL CHAMBER OF CITY HALL, 121 NORTH FOURTH STREET, MONDAY
FEBRUARY 4, 2008

Mayor Todd Thompson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Todd Thompson, Council Members Gregory Clark, William Ehinger,
Kim Ervans, Paul Frechette, Russell Jackson, Chad Lucas

Absent: None

Other officers present: Acting City Manager Jane Tennant, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer
Debra Heisler, Police Chief Rodger Williams, and City Attorney Chris Juarez

All stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

MOTION BY ERVANS, SECOND BY JACKSON TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING
ON FEBRUARY 18, 2008 AT 7:05 P.M. TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON
A RENTAL REHAB. GRANT APPLICATION THROUGH THE WEST BRANCH
HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                                Motion carried

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MOTION BY LUCAS, SECOND BY CLARK TO APPROVE THE MINUTES
AND SUMMARY OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD JANUARY 21, 2008.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                                Motion carried

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MOTION BY JACKSON, SECOND BY EHINGER TO RECEIVE AND FILE
THE MINUTES OF THE DDA MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 20, 2007, THE
OGEMAW FIRE BOARD MEETING HELD DECEMBER 17,2007, THE
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HELD JANUARY 8, 2008, THE
OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER STING REPORT, THE ANNUAL POLICE
REPORT AND THE DECEMBER 2007 TREASURER’S REPORT.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                                Motion carried
MOTION BY THOMPSON, SECOND BY CLARK TO APPOINT PAUL
FRECHETTE TO THE HOSPITAL BOARD TO FILL THE UNEXPIRED TERM
OF WILLIAM GASCOIGNE.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                            Motion carried

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MOTION BY LUCAS, SECOND BY CLARK TO PAY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT
OF $101,157.70

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                            Motion carried

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MOTION BY EHINGER, SECOND BY JACKSON TO APPROVE THE
PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS APPLICATION FROM BROTHER MICHAEL
W. WHITMAN TO CONDUCT A CANNED FOOD DRIVE ON FEBRUARY
16,2008.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                            Motion carried

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MOTION BY LUCAS, SECOND BY EHINGER TO APPROVE THE MONTHLY
FEE INCREASE FOR EARTH TECH FROM $2,450.00 TO $2,548.00.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                            Motion carried

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MOTION BY EHINGER, SECOND BY FRECHETTE TO APPROVE THE
LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE WEST BRANCH HOUSING
CORPORATION AND TO AUTHORIZE THE ACTING CITY MANAGER TO
SIGN THE LEASE.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                            Motion carried

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MOTION BY LUCAS, SECOND BY JACKSON TO INCREASE THE SENIOR
CENTER RENT FOR THE COMMISSION ON AGING TO $900.00 PER MONTH
RETROACTIVE TO JANUARY 1, 2008.

Yes – Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – Clark                                            Motion carried

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      A Bid opening for Professional Planning Services – Master Plan and Zoning
      Ordinance update was held on November 27 2007. Bids were opened as follows:

      1.     McKenna Associates Inc., Northville                    $57,500.
      2.     Spicer Group                                           $38,400.
      3.     MC Planning & Design, Petoskey                         $33,975.
      4.     Community Planning & Management, Clinton Twp.          $33,800.
      5.     Rowe Inc., Flint                                       $50,000.
      6.     Landplan Inc., Okemos                                  $51,500.
      7.     Crescent Consulting, Midland                           $31,700.
      8.     Vilican Leman, Southfield                              $35,265.
      9.     Carlisle/Wortman Asso, Inc., Ann Arbor                 $43,140.

MOTION BY JACKSON, SECOND BY EHINGER TO ACCEPT THE BID FROM
CRESCENT CONSULTING, MIDLAND AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
PLANNING COMMISSION FOR A NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT OF $31,700.
AND AUTHORIZING THE ACTING CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE
AGREEMENT.

Yes – Clark, Ehinger, Ervans, Frechette, Jackson, Lucas, Thompson

No – None                                             Motion carried

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MOTION BY FRECHETTE, SECOND BY CLARK TO ADJOURN AT 7:32P.M.


___________________________
Todd Thompson, Mayor


___________________________
Jane Tennant, Clerk/Treasurer

Approved February 18, 2008

				
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