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					                                       City of Corunna
                                    Regular Council Meeting
                                     Monday, May 17, 2010

Present:      Kerridge, Mehigh, Jessen, Sarrazin, Johnson, Haskins, Reichert.

Absent:       None.

Guests:       Joe Sawyer, City Manager; Merilee Lawson, Assessor/Planner; Gary Arnold, C2AE;
              Donna Kerridge; Judy Horton; Tim Crawford, Superintendent of Public Works; Cathy
              Cramner; Derald Cramner; Julie Mattera, The Argus Press; and other concerned
              citizens.

The meeting was called to order in the council chambers of Corunna City Hall by Mayor Kerridge at
      7:00 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING: Johnson moved, Reichert seconded to
     approve the previous regular meeting minutes dated May 3, 2010 as presented.
     Roll call vote:
     Yes: Jessen, Reichert, Johnson, Haskins, Sarrazin, Mehigh.
     No:    None.
                     Motion CARRIED

AGENDA APPROVAL: Johnson moved, Sarrazin seconded to approve the agenda with the addition
    of Item No. 7) Consider Lock Box for Toilet Paper Holder in Park Bathroom and Item No. 8)
    Discussion on the Boat Launch.
    Roll call vote:
    Yes: Sarrazin, Johnson, Haskins, Reichert, Mehigh, Jessen.
    No:    None.
                    Motion CARRIED

APPROVAL OF VENDOR DISBURSEMENTS: Sarrazin moved, Jessen seconded to approve the
     vendor disbursements dated May 14, 2010 as presented.
     Roll call vote:
     Yes: Johnson, Haskins, Reichert, Mehigh, Jessen, Sarrazin.
     No:    None.
                     Motion CARRIED

CONSIDER APPOINTMENT OF LLOYD DILLEY TO THE CORUNNA SOFTBALL
     COMMISSION: Johnson moved, Jessen seconded to appoint Lloyd Dilley to the Corunna
     Softball Commission serving at the pleasure of the council for an indefinite term.
     Roll call vote:
     Yes: Haskins, Reichert, Mehigh, Jessen, Sarrazin, Johnson.
     No:    None.
                     Motion CARRIED

CONSIDER LOCK BOX FOR THE TOILET PAPER HOLDER IN THE PARK BATHROOM:
      Johnson moved, Reichert seconded to purchase one lock box for the toilet paper holder in the
      park bathroom to come out of the parks improvement fund in the amount of $145.00.
      Roll call vote:
      Yes: Reichert, Mehigh, Jessen, Johnson, Haskins.
      No:    None.
      Abstain: Sarrazin.
                      Motion CARRIED

7:15 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE 2010/2011
       BUDGET AND CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 051710-01, A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT
       THE BUDGET: Johnson moved, Jessen seconded to leave the regular council meeting and
       enter a public hearing to receive public comments on the 2010/2011 budget.
       Roll call vote:
       Yes: Jessen, Johnson, Reichert, Mehigh, Sarrazin, Haskins.
       No:     None.
                       Motion CARRIED Time was 7:15 p.m.

      Mr. Sawyer reviewed the proposed 2010/2011 budget with the council and audience. He
      explained the big focus during the budget process was to maintain service levels next year at
      the level they are now. At the final budget work session, council made it perfectly clear that
      they want to maintain services for the coming year even if it means using money from the
      fund balance. He further explained the budget includes a $30,000 loss in revenue sharing that
      may or may not happen. The same amount was budgeted last year and the city saw a $35,000
      revenue sharing reduction. There were no public comments. Johnson moved, Mehigh
      seconded to leave the public hearing and return to regular session.
      Roll call vote:
      Yes: Reichert, Jessen, Sarrazin, Haskins, Mehigh, Johnson.
      No:     None.
                      Motion CARRIED Time was 7:34 p.m.

      Johnson moved, Reichert seconded to approve the following Resolution No. 051710-01, a
      Resolution to adopt the 2010/2011 general fund budget in the amount of $1,612,559 as
      presented:
                    RESOLUTION 051710-01 TO ADOPT THE BUDGET

      WHEREAS, The City Charter of the City of Corunna states that “Not later than the third
      Monday in May the Council shall, by resolution, adopt the budget for the next fiscal year and
      shall in such resolution appropriate the money required for such budget and provide for a levy
      of the amount necessary to be raised by taxes upon real and personal property for municipal
      purposes....”

      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the budget appropriations for the City fiscal
      year beginning July 1, 2010 after recommendation by the City Manager and as adopted by the
      City Council as follows:

                                                  REVENUES                EXPENDITURES
      General Fund                                $1,612,559
Dept. #        Dept. Name
101            City Council                                                 $23,043
172            City Manager’s Office                                        $114,458
203            Internal Services                                            $100,486
255            City Clerk/Treasurer’s Office                                $102,639
257            Assessment/Planning & Review                                 $79,063
262            Elections                                                    $5,000
265            Municipal Building                                           $46,537
301            Police                                                       $408,513
302            Crossing Guard                                               $1,772
336            Fire                                                         $63,053
441            Public Works                                                 $280,338
721            Planning Commission                                          $400
731            ZBA                                                          $50
851            Insurance and Risk Management                                $18,661
967            City Services                                                $368,547

                              TOTAL          $1,612,559                    $1,612,559

BE IT, the same is hereby adopted, and the amount therein provided as recommended;
appropriations are hereby appropriated according to the departmental totals.

IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in order to carry out the provisions of the above described
budget, the following tax rate shall be applied to the completed assessment roll with a taxable
valuation of 58 million, 005 thousand, 508 dollars as approved by the City of Corunna Board
of Review, and as required by Michigan Constitution, and be applied to all properties subject
to the Industrial Facilities Taxes which have a complete assessment roll valuation of 3
Million, 867 thousand, 282 dollars at one half the tax rate.

Total City Tax Levy for General Fund Purposes July 1, 2010 = 13.3044 per $1,000 of Taxable
Valuations, subject to all related provisions of the Truth in Taxation and Headlee
Amendment.

Total City Debt Tax Levy for City Improvements July 1, 2010 = 4.8342 per $1,000 of
Taxable Valuations, subject to all related provisions of the Truth in Taxation and Headlee
Amendment.

Total City Debt Tax Levy for the Community District Library July 1, 2010 = 0.5000 per
$1,000 of Taxable Valuations, subject to all related provisions of the Truth in Taxation and
Headlee Amendment, subject to all related provisions of the Truth in Taxation and Headlee
Amendment.



Total City Debt Tax Levy for the Public Transportation July 1, 2010 = 0.2500 per $1,000 of
Taxable Valuations, subject to all related provisions of the Truth in Taxation and Headlee
Amendment, subject to all related provisions of the Truth in Taxation and Headlee
Amendment.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, to adopt the following budget appropriations:

INDEPENDENT REVENUE FUNDS
Pine Tree Perpetual                                       150            $9,000
Major Street Fund                                         202            $158,295
Local Street Fund                                         203            $99,232
Fire Equipment Capital Fund                               206            $72,250
Fire Operations Fund                                      207            $110,547
Parks & Recreation Fund                                   208            $182,900
Cemetery Fund                                             209            $33,025
Parks Improvement Fund                                    211            $8,950
Municipal Building Fund                                   213            $64,874
Forest Management Fund                                    215            $1,000
Centennial Fund                                           219            $1,000
Fourth of July Commission                                 220            $29,050
Softball Commission                                       223            $31,000
Historical Commission                                     224            $18,000
Economic Development                                      244            $45,900
City Improvements Fund                                    245            $356,431
DDA Operating                                             248            $238,377
Building/Zoning Fund                                      249            $14,900
DDA Parking                                               251            $5,025
DDA/County Parking                                        252            $10,050
1996 Equalization Facility Bonds Payable Fund             365            $47,078
1998 MTF Bonds Payable                                    368            $22,813
2000 G.O. Limited Tax Bonds                               370            $87,318
2001 G.O. Limited Tax Bonds                               372            $92,398
2005 G.O. Limited Tax Bonds                               374            $83,826
2005-2 G.O. Limited Tax Bonds                             375            $85,693
’10 G.O. Limited Tax Bonds                                376            $7,891
’10 Water Supply System Revenue Bond                      377            $34,995
’10 Sewer Collection System Revenue Bond                  378            $23,260
’10 SWQIF Revenue Bond                                    379            $15,866
’10 Dam G.O. Bond                                         380            $0
North Shiawassee Street Construction                      415            $500
East Corunna Avenue                                       416            $10,045
West Corunna Avenue Enhancement                           419            $5,025
Storm Sewer Rehabilitation Fund                           420            $683,750
Industrial Development Fund                               422            $27,500
Dam Construction                                          423            $15,280
DDA Custodial                                             424            $42,500
’10 Water Supply Construction                             426            $1,475,000
‘10 Sewer Collection Construction                         427            $1,625,000
’10 SWQIF Construction                                    428            $1,250,000
       Waste Water Repair/Replace/Imp Fund                          490            $340,165
       Water Repair/Replace/Imp Fund                                491            $197,313
       Transportation Fund                                          588            $14,733
       Waste Water Collection Fund                                  590            $487,882
       Water Fund                                                   591            $465,900
       Rubbish Collection                                           596            $72,265
       Motor Vehicle Pool Fund                                      661            $144,231
       Tax Collections Fund                                         703            $2,848,174
       Retiree Benefits Fund                                        731            $233,348

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Manager as Chief Administrative Officer be
       allowed to exceed any line item within any specific department or fund including both
       revenues and expenditures providing that the total end of the year expenditures titled “Total”
       or “Grand Total” for the department or fund at issue does not exceed the original
       appropriation, and if the total department or fund appropriation should exceed either of the
       above prior to such exceeding, the City Council must make a supplemental adjustment to the
       appropriation.
       Roll call vote:
       Yes: Johnson, Reichert, Mehigh, Jessen, Haskins, Sarrazin.
       No:    None.
                       Motion CARRIED

7:30 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ORDINANCE NO. 10-02, AN ORDINANCE TO
       AMEND CHAPTER 78, UTILITIES, ARTICLE II. SEWER SERVICES BY ADDING
       DIVISION 5. ILLEGAL SANITARY CONNECTIONS/POINT OF SALE INSPECTIONS,
       SECTIONS 78-124 THROUGH 78-134: Johnson moved, Jessen seconded to leave the
       regular meeting and enter a public hearing to consider Ordinance No. 10-02, an ordinance to
       amend Chapter 78, Utilities, Article II. Sewer Services by adding Division 5. Illegal Sanitary
       Connection/Point of Sale Inspections, Sections 78-124 through 78-134.
       Roll call vote:
       Yes: Haskins, Jessen, Mehigh, Sarrazin, Johnson, Reichert.
       No:     None.
                       Motion CARRIED Time was 7:35 p.m.

       Merilee Lawson stated the city is at the point of needing to send out letters to the people who
       are non-compliant or have been identified as having issues. The ordinance addresses the
       people who have illegal connections such as roof and footing drains. The ordinance makes it
       mandatory for someone to fix their issues. For those people who do not fix their issues, an
       additional fee will be imposed on their sewer bill. She further stated there is a point-of-sale
       clause included that requires the property to be inspected prior to it being sold to ensure the
       property is in compliance. She knows this could be considered as an in your face type of
       business, but she does not know of another way to maintain what the city has done without
       going backwards. Mr. Sawyer stated the ordinance is a requirement of the SWQIF program
       that will provide funding for those properties that are not in compliance and the SWQIF is a
       requirement of the Administrative Consent Order that the city has with the state. He further
       stated an ordinance is a document that can be changed if something is not working correctly.
       At this point, there has been no discussion about what the fee schedule will be for someone
who is non-compliant. Mr. Sawyer advised a letter will be sent to those property owners
advising them what needs to be done to be considered in compliance. The state wanted the
letters mailed out a month ago, but the city was not comfortable in sending them out without
an ordinance in place. He further advised he will be getting a letter because his sump pump is
connected to the sanitary sewer system. He will be sent a list of preapproved contractors that
can be used, which is a requirement from the state. He can hire anyone on the list to do the
work but instead of paying for the work himself, he can bring the bill to the city to pay. The
city will then bill him over 20 years at 2.5 percent interest but only if he wants to participate
in the program. If he does not want to participate in the program, he can pay to have the work
done or he can do the work himself, but he has to let the city know so the work can be
inspected. Ms. Lawson stated the property owner will be executing the contract with the
contractor, but they will enter into a loan agreement with the city if they want the low interest
money. Mr. Sawyer asked how many letters would be mailed out. Ms. Lawson advised about
425 letters. Mr. Sawyer advised about 125 of those people will have to fix their problem.
The other homes will also be eligible to borrow the money if they want to. The goal of this
program is to connect sump pumps to the storm sewer system and not out in the yard.
Councilperson Johnson asked if someone chooses to do their own work, they have to prove to
the city that they have done it. Mr. Sawyer advised the department of public works would
have to inspect the work to make sure that the sump pump was disconnected. Ms. Lawson
advised a certificate of compliance will be issued once it is determined that the problems have
been corrected. Mr. Sawyer stated people replace their sewer lines every year and most of the
time it is because they have collapsed due to roots in the line. He hopes people will take
advantage of this program. Councilperson Sarrazin asked if only the people who receive a
letter are eligible. Mr. Sawyer advised yes. Mr. Arnold stated the DEQ/DNRE want a
number of how many people will be eligible. Ms. Lawson advised right now the number is
245. Councilperson Sarrazin asked if an effective date should be placed in the ordinance that
has been left blank. Ms. Lawson advised the effective date could be July 1, 2010. She further
advised the wording “floor drainage” should be removed from item c. Illegal Connections in
the proposed ordinance. She further advised the wording “S2” in the ordinance should be
changed to SWQIF (S2) to clarify the program. Councilperson Reichert asked what it would
cost for an inspection. Mr. Sawyer advised if the department of public works does the
inspection, there would be no charge. Ms. Lawson advised if camera work is required, the
cost could be around $300. Councilperson Haskins asked how many letters will be mailed
out and how many are border line. Ms. Lawson advised 425 letters will be mailed out but
only 195 will be mandated. The other properties are in compliance but they have other issues.
Mr. Sawyer stated the mandated properties will either have to fix the problem or pay a
monthly non-compliance fee for putting clear water discharge into the city’s sanitary sewer
system, which the city has to pay Owosso to treat. The other 230 property owners will not
have to pay the monthly fee if they do not do the work. They will get a letter advising them
that defects were found in their line, but they will not be required to fix the problem at this
time. However, two years from now when another inspection is done, they may have to fix
the problem. Mr. Sawyer stated it is his understanding the mandated people can elect to pay
the non-compliance fee instead of fixing their problem, but at the point-of-sale, the problem
has to be fixed. Ms. Lawson advised that was correct. Councilperson Reichert stated he had
a problem with the point-of-sale part of the ordinance. Mr. Sawyer asked if it was primarily a
cost issue. Councilperson Reichert advised yes. Mr. Sawyer stated for people with clay
sewer laterals, it is in the buyer’s best interest to have the home videoed when they buy the
house so they know what they are getting with the sewer line. Councilperson Sarrazin stated
there is a cost to have a well inspected and septic pumped and field bed checked before a
house can be sold. Councilperson Reichert stated that is because it is a health issue. Ms.
Lawson advised this is a health issue because of sewer overflows in the river. Councilperson
Sarrazin stated there use to be sewage going into storm sewers too. Ms. Lawson stated she
would have liked to see more people mandated, but the engineer has to be able to substantiate
that there is enough flow going into the sanitary sewer to mandate it. Mr. Sawyer stated he
does not see anywhere in the ordinance that video taping is required. Ms. Lawson stated it
could be included in the inspection definition in Section 78-124. Mr. Sawyer suggested
changing the wording under item d. Inspection to read “The term “inspection” shall include,
at a minimum, a physical inspection of the property. Any other testing procedure needed,
such as dye testing, smoke testing, and a CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) inspection of the
lateral to determine if any storm/surface/ground water is entering the Sanitary Sewer System
may be required by the City”. Councilperson Jessen left the meeting at 8:00 p.m. Mr.
Sawyer stated sump pumps are the biggest problems and they cannot continue to be connected
to the sanitary sewer system. Mr. Arnold advised 82 of the 195 mandated properties have
illegal sump pump connections. Derald Cramner advised his street does not have a storm
sewer. Cathy Cramner advised they live on the corner of Cherry Street and Margaret Street.
Mr. Arnold asked if the home was on Cherry Street or Margaret Street. Mr. Cramner advised
Cherry Street. Mr. Arnold asked how far the home was from Margaret Street. Mr. Cramner
advised his house is on the corner. Mr. Arnold advised there might be a storm sewer on that
street. Mr. Crawford advised it is on Margaret Street on the cemetery side of the street. Mr.
Cramner asked how he would be able to tap into the storm sewer. Mr. Arnold asked Mr.
Cramner if he had a sump pump. Mr. Cramner advised no, but he may need to get one. Mr.
Arnold advised Mr. Cramner that he would install the sump pump and run a lead across the
street to the storm sewer. It is just a matter of tapping into the storm sewer. Mr. Cramner
advised it is on the other side of the street. Councilperson Haskins asked Mr. Cramner if he
was asking who was responsible for the cost. Ms. Cramner advised she knew what the
answer would be. Councilperson Sarrazin asked if it is the city’s responsibility to get the
storm sewer to the homeowner’s side of the street. Mr. Crawford advised it is the
homeowner’s responsibility to get their sanitary sewer line from the property to the sanitary
sewer main. Mr. Sawyer asked Mr. Cramner if he had issues with his storm sewer. Mr.
Cramner advised he knows he does because when they ran the camera into his sewer line they
could not run it from the street side so they had to go down his basement and found a footing
drain connected to the sanitary sewer. When the basement floor was poured, it leaked so clay
tile was put down and it was connected into the sanitary sewer then another floor was poured
on top of it. Mr. Arnold asked what the property address was. Mr. Cramner advised 330
Cherry Street. Mr. Sawyer stated the purpose of the inspections is to identify if there is a
need for a storm sewer and since there is a storm sewer nearby, this might qualify for the ICE
project, which brings storm sewer lines to the property. Brian Johnson asked if the property
owner would be able to get a loan to fix a sanitary and storm sewer problem. Mr. Arnold
advised yes. Mr. Johnson stated if someone needs a new sanitary and storm sewer line, it
would be the best time to do both of them. Ms. Lawson stated if someone is on the list, they
will be able to borrow whatever money they need to fix the problem. Mr. Sawyer stated the
storm sewers in this town were poorly developed and the third ward is an example of it.
There are a lot of areas that do not storm sewer access. Ms. Lawson asked Councilperson
Reichert if he liked the wording in the ordinance better since videoing is not being mandated
or if he did not like the inspection wording in it at all. Councilperson Reichert advised the
wording is better. Councilperson Sarrazin advised Ms. Lawson did a good job on the
ordinance and agreed that if the city does not have to mandate videotaping, it will be good for
the homeowner. Sarrazin moved, Haskins seconded to leave the public hearing and return to
regular session.
Roll call vote:
Yes: Sarrazin, Mehigh, Johnson, Reichert, Haskins.
No:     None.
                Motion CARRIED Time was 8:30 p.m.

Johnson moved, Sarrazin seconded to approve the following Ordinance No. 10-02 with the
discussed corrections made to d. Inspection in Section 78-124. Definitions and the addition of
July 1, 2010 as the effective date in b and c of Section 78-125. Prohibitions.

                              ORDINANCE NO. 10-02

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF
CORUNNA, MICHIGAN, CHAPTER 78, UTILITIES, ARTICLE II. SEWER
SERVICES BY ADDING DIVISION 5. ILLEGAL SANITARY
CONNECTIONS/POINT OF SALE INSPECTIONS, SECTIONS 78-124 THROUGH
78-134, OF THE CITY OF CORUNNA CODE.

THE CITY OF CORUNNA, MICHIGAN, ORDAINS:

SECTION I. AMEND CHAPTER 78. UTILITIES, BY ADDING DIVISION 5,
ILLEGAL SANITARY CONNECTIONS/POINT OF SALE INSPECTIONS, OF THE
CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF CORUNNA, MICHIGAN, shall be as follows:

                             DIVISION 5
      ILLEGAL SANITARY CONNECTIONS/POINT OF SALE INSPECTIONS
Section 78-124. Definitions.

When used herein, the following words shall have the following meanings:

a. Applicant: Any Person(s) (as defined below) Selling Real Property (as defined
   below) or Purchasing Real Property (as defined below) located within the City of
   Corunna.

b. Evidence of Compliance Certificate: A certificate issued from a properly licensed
   inspector/contractor, as approved and defined by the City of Corunna, confirming in
   the form of a written report or statement certifying that there is not located on a
   property any illegal connections (as defined below) into the Sanitary Sewer System
   (as defined below).
   c. Illegal Connections: Connections to the Sanitary Sewer System that allow
      storm/surface/ground water to be discharged into the City’s Sanitary Sewer System
      from sources including, but not limited to; sump pumps, down spout drainage, roof
      drainage, areaway drainage, and deficient sewer laterals allowing excessive
      groundwater inflow.

   d. Inspection: The term “inspection” shall include, at a minimum, a physical
      inspection of the property. Any other testing procedure needed, such as dye testing,
      smoke testing and a CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) inspection of the lateral to
      determine if any storm/surface/ground water is entering the Sanitary Sewer System
      may be required by the city.

   e. Inspector/Contractor: A properly licensed and insured plumber/contractor
      approved by the City Manager or DPW Director and/or his/her assigned agents.

   f. Person: Any natural person, partnership, association, authority, syndicate, firm,
      corporation, developer, contractor, government, or other entity recognized by law as
      the subject of rights and duties.

   g. Purchase Real Property, Purchasing Real Property, Transfer of Ownership: The
      terms “Purchase Real Property”, “Purchasing Real Property”, Transfer of
      Ownership”, include any and all acquisitions of title to real property with or without
      consideration.

   h. Purchaser: A Person acquiring title to real property with or without consideration.

   i. Sale of Real Property, Sell Real Property/Selling Real Property: The terms “Sale of
      Real Property”, “Sell Real Property” and “Selling Real Property” include any and
      all transfers or changes in ownership of real property, with or without consideration.

   j. Sanitary Sewers: Sewers designed and built to carry sanitary sewage and/or
      industrial waste separately from water discharge.

   k. Sanitary Sewer System: The entire Sewer System of the City of Corunna.

   l. Seller: A Person transferring or conveying title of real property to another Person.

   m. Storm Sewer System: A sewer system designed to accept and transport flows of
      storm/surface/ground water, as distinct from sewage.

Section 78-125. Prohibitions.
a. From and after the effective date of this Ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any
   Person to construct, install, maintain, repair, operate, use, or allow an illegal
   connection to the Sanitary Sewer System on real property owned by that Person.
   This prohibition expressly includes, without limitation, Illegal connections made
   prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, regardless of whether the connection
   was permissible under law or practices applicable or prevailing at the time of the
   connection.

b. From and after the effective date of July 1, 2010, it shall be unlawful for any Person
   whose real property is connected to the Sanitary Sewer System to Sell Real Property
   located within the City of Corunna on which a building or improvement exists
   without first obtaining and delivering to the Purchaser (as defined above) and to the
   City of Corunna an Evidence of Compliance Certificate from a
   “Inspector/Contractor” as defined within this ordinance. This effective date does
   not apply to those properties found to be not in compliance under the inspection
   program conducted by the City under the SWQIF (S2) program in 2009/2010. Those
   properties found to be non-compliant properties under the SWQIF (S2) program are
   subject to an immediate corrective action plan as defined under the SWQIF (S2)
   project plan and upon correcting all noted deficiencies under such plan and
   receiving an Evidence of Compliance Certificate from an inspector/contractor
   approved by the City, are subject to the above transfer of ownership terms two years
   from the date that such Certificate of Compliance was given.

c. From and after the effective date of July 1, 2010, it shall be unlawful for any Person
   (Purchaser) to Purchase Real Property located within the City of Corunna connected
   to the Sanitary Sewer System on which a building or improvement exists without
   first obtaining from a Seller a valid Evidence of Compliance Certificate and
   delivering such certificate to the City. Those properties found to be non-compliant
   properties under the SWQIF (S2) program are subject to an immediate corrective
   action plan as defined under the SWQIF (S2) project plan, and upon correcting all
   noted deficiencies under such plan and receiving an Evidence of Compliance
   Certificate from a inspector/contractor approved by the City, are subject to the
   above transfer of ownership terms two years from the date that such Certificate of
   Compliance was given.


Section 78-126. Disconnection of Illegal Connections.

Illegal connections must be disconnected from the Sanitary Sewer System, and
redirected, as appropriate, to either a separate Storm Sewer System, or another
appropriate legal place. Connection of the illegal connection to the City’s separate
Storm Sewer System is subject to the prior approval of the City. In no event is water to
be discharged from the Illegal connection upon or across public or private sidewalks, or
discharged onto adjacent property not owned by the same owner. Prior to the
commencement of any work on the disconnection of an illegal connection, all necessary
and required building permits, street opening permits, sidewalk opening permits, tap-in
permits, and other approvals and permits that may be necessary to accomplish the
disconnection shall be acquired, and all fees paid, and a plan of corrective action shall be
presented to the City for the City’s approval. Disconnection shall mean that the illegal
connection is disconnected and removed from the Sanitary Sewer System, and that the
illegal connection access to the Sanitary Sewer System at that location is permanently
capped and sealed. The disconnection of the illegal connection shall be certified by an
Inspector/Contractor.

Section 78-127. Sales of Real Property / Evidence of Compliance Certificate.

   1. All Evidence of Compliance Certificates must conform to the requirements
   defined under Section 78-93 (d) Inspection.

   2. If an Inspector/Contractor determines that there are no illegal connections he
   shall so note and issue an Evidence of Compliance Certificate promptly to the owner
   and to the City.

   3. If the Inspector/Contractor determines that there is/are illegal connection(s) of
   the real property, he shall so note and present a plan of corrective action, for the
   city’s approval, to the city and the property owner. The time period for the
   completion of the remedial work (based upon the extent of the work required and
   the existing conditions) shall be such as the City will approve. After the corrective
   action has been taken, the real property will be re-inspected, and if the
   Inspector/Contractor determines that there are no illegal connections on the real
   property, he shall so certify and issue an Evidence of Compliance Certificate
   promptly to the property owner and to the City.

   4. If the re-inspection reveals the existence of any illegal connections, the
   Inspector/Contractor shall so certify as such and the City shall deem the property to
   be non-compliant and subject to any and all other provisions of this ordinance.

   5. An Evidence of Compliance Certificate shall expire two (2) years following the
   date of its issuance subject to all provisions listed under #6 below.


   6. Any additions made to the property at any time after issuance of an Evidence of
   Compliance Certificate, that in any way alters or enlarges sanitary sewer services to
   or on said property, are subject to a current Evidence of Compliance Certificate
   being issued by an Inspector/Contractor deeming that such property is in full
   compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance. The Director of Public Works and
   his or her assigned agent(s) may at his or her own discretion issuance an Evidence of
      Compliance Certificate under this section 6, and in those instances, where he or she
      has the ability to certify that all the provisions under this ordinance are met.

   Section 78-128. Rejection of Application/Administrative Review.

   The City may reject an application for an Evidence of Compliance Certificate whenever
   the requirements of this Ordinance have not been met. In the event of such a rejection,
   the Applicant may, within fifteen (15) days of the rejection, file an appeal with the City
   Clerk and plead their case to the Corunna City Council at a regularly scheduled
   meeting.

   The City Manager may waive any requirements under this Ordinance that may create
   an undue hardship as long as the full intent of this Ordinance, as described under
   Section 78-94 (a), is obtained.

   Section 78-129. City Council Resolutions.

   The City of Corunna may adopt any or all of the following in order to accomplish the
   purpose of this Ordinance.

   a. Establish and promulgate any and all forms, fees, procedures, regulations and/or
      guidelines necessary to implement and effectuate the objectives and purposes of this
      Ordinance.

Section 78-130. Access and Inspection.

   a. Duly authorized representatives of the City of Corunna may enter, at reasonable
      times, upon any property within the City of Corunna to perform inspections to
      determine compliance with this Ordinance. The City shall notify the property owner
      within 24 hours of entry.

   b. Property owners shall allow persons working on behalf of the City of Corunna ready
      access to all parts of the premises for the purpose of determining compliance with
      this Ordinance.




   c. If the property has security measures in force, which require proper identification
      and clearance before entry into its premises, the Owner and/or possessor shall, upon
      reasonable notice by the City, make the necessary arrangements to allow access by a
      representative of the City.
d. The Owner and/or possessor of the property shall allow the City reasonable access to
   all parts of a property necessary to conduct the inspection of the property. The City
   shall have the right to set up, on any property, such devices as are necessary in the
   opinion of the City to conduct an inspection of the property.

e. Any temporary or permanent obstruction to safe and easy access to the property to
   be inspected shall be promptly removed by the Owner and/or possessor of the
   property and shall not be replaced until such inspection is completed and/or any
   violations of this Ordinance are corrected and such corrections are certified by an
   Inspector/Contractor.

f. The City may provide notice of the inspections of a property or properties orally or
   by written notice or publication. Notice is required if the Owner and/or possessor
   specifically refuses access.

g. If the City has been refused access to any part of a property on which an illegal
   connection is suspected or an inspection is required as part of a program, the
   property will be deemed to be non-compliant and subject to any and all fines, fees, or
   penalties as allowed and/or set under this ordinance.

Section 78-131. Fees/Penalties.

All properties covered by this Ordinance are subject to any and all fees or penalties
adopted by the City Council relating to non-compliance issues. The service fee shall be
set forth pursuant to Chapter 38 of the Corunna City Code.

Section 78-132. Notice of Non-Compliance/Violation.

When the City finds that a non-compliance or violation of this Ordinance has occurred,
the City may order compliance by issuing a written Notice of Non-
Compliance/Violation. Said Notice may be served personally on the Owner and/or
possessor of the property, by leaving the same at the principal building on the property,
by posting the same conspicuously on the property, or by first class or certified mail sent
to the address of the property or at such other address for the Owner and/or possessor
as maintained in the City of Corunna records.



The Notice of Non-Compliance/Violation shall contain the following:
a. The name and address of the alleged non-complier/violator.
b. The address when available or a description of the building, structure or land upon
   which the non-compliance/violation is occurring, or has occurred.
c. A statement specifying the nature of the non-compliance/violation.
d. A description of the remedial measures necessary to restore compliance with this
   Ordinance and a time schedule for the completion of such remedial action.
e. A statement of the penalties or fees that shall or may be assessed against the
   property and/or persons to whom the Notice of Non-Compliance/Violation is
   directed.
f. The Person whose discharges, practices, or operations are in
   noncompliance/violation of this Chapter shall cease and desist from such non-
   compliance/violation.

Section 78-133. Appeal of Notice of Non-Compliance/Violation.

Any person receiving a Notice of Non-Compliance/Violation may appeal the
determination of such violation by filing a written notice of appeal with the City Clerk
for presentation to the City Council within 15 days of receiving a Notice of
Non/Compliance/Violation.

Section 78-134. Danger to Public Health or Safety/Nuisance/Injunctive and Other
Relief.

In the event a non-compliance/violation of this Ordinance constitutes an immediate
danger to public health or public safety, or any condition caused or permitted to exist in
violation of the provisions of this Ordinance continues, the City of Corunna is
authorized to take any and all measures necessary to abate the non-compliance
/violations, which includes disconnecting and removing the illegal connection(s). The
costs of the any and all measures taken by the City shall constitute a lien against the
property and shall be due and payable within 60 days upon receiving such billing from
the City. All unpaid balances due after such 60 days shall be subject to interest,
penalties, fees and administration costs as set by the City Council and placed as an
unpaid lien against the property and assessed on the next available tax bill levied in the
City.

Sec. 78-135 – 78-140 Reserved.

SECTION II. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.

This ORDINANCE and the several sections, sub-sections, clauses and parts thereof are
hereby declared to be severable. If any part or clause thereof is declared or adjudged invalid
by present of future legislation or court decree, the balance of the ORDINANCE shall not be
affected thereby.


SECTION III. CONFLICTING ORDINANCES REPEALED.

All ORDINANCES previously adopted and inconsistent with the provisions of this
ORDINANCE are repealed, and in the case of inconsistencies, to the extent of such
inconsistencies, are hereby repealed.
       SECTION IV. COPIES AVAILABLE.

       This ORDINANCE may be purchased or inspected in the City Clerk’s Offices, Monday
       through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

       SECTION V. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This ORDINANCE shall take effect pursuant to the Corunna City Charter, immediately upon
       publication hereof.

       DATE OF PASSAGE:           May 17, 2010
       DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 25, 2010
       EFFECTIVE DATE:            May 25, 2010
       Roll call vote:
       Yes: Reichert, Mehigh, Sarrazin, Haskins, Johnson.
       No:    None.
                       Motion CARRIED

CONSIDER 2010/2011 FEE SCHEDULE: Mr. Sawyer reviewed the 2010/2011 fee schedule.
     Councilperson Sarrazin asked if the first 1,000 gallons is still included in the water and sewer
     base rate. Mr. Sawyer advised no, it should have been taken out. Johnson moved, Sarrazin
     seconded to approve the 2010/2011 fee schedule. Councilperson Reichert stated the
     community center rental rates seem ridiculously high to him. He asked if anyone has been
     renting the building with those rates. Mr. Sawyer advised the building is not being rented out
     too much because the construction is not done, but there have been two rentals during the
     construction period. Councilperson Reichert stated he would like to see the rates more
     competitive. Even though the building is bigger, he does not want to see the building sit
     empty. It is better to get half the fee instead of nothing. Mr. Sawyer advised he wants to see
     the building generate revenue, but it costs a fortune to rent it because of the utilities and
     maintenance. Councilperson Sarrazin stated the same argument was made when the fees were
     first proposed. He was informed at that time that GiGi’s Catering, the Dog & Gun Club, and
     the ZCBJ hall are all in the $400 rental range, but they allow alcohol. Mr. Sawyer asked if a
     rental rate comparison was ever provided to the council because he thought that was
     something council would like to see. Councilperson Sarrazin advised he thought phone calls
     were made but nothing was ever written down. Mr. Sawyer advised he would get a rental fee
     comparison compiled.
     Roll call vote:
     Yes: Johnson, Haskins, Sarrazin, Reichert, Mehigh.
     No:      None.
                     Motion CARRIED

CONSIDER ENGINEERING AGREEMENT FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT WATER &
     SANITARY SEWER PROJECTS: Mr. Arnold advised the projected construction cost is $2.4
     million dollars. The contract was sent to the USDA to see if the engineering fees were in the
     normal range. Once it is approved by the USDA, it is sent to the city council for their action
     and the city attorney. He further advised the total engineering costs are about 11.8% of the
       construction cost, which is within the acceptable range for the project. Councilperson
       Johnson stated if the engineering costs go over 11.8%, they cannot exceed 16%. Mr. Arnold
       advised the USDA has to approve it and an explanation explaining why it went over has to be
       submitted. Johnson moved, Reichert seconded to approve the engineering agreement for rural
       development water & sanitary sewer projects.
       Roll call vote:
       Yes: Haskins, Sarrazin, Mehigh, Johnson, Reichert.
       No:    None.
                       Motion CARRIED

DISCUSSION ON PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT LANGUAGE: Mr. Sawyer advised the
     bonding attorney has put together a draft of the proposed charter amendment language. The
     city charter is interesting because it lists a percentage instead of listing a millage total. It is
     being proposed to add to Section 6.3 of the city charter the wording “In addition to the
     amount of taxes the City is authorized above to levy, the City shall be authorized to levy an
     additional annual ad valorem tax which does not exceed three tenths of one percent (0.30) of
     the assessed valuation, as equalized, of all real and personal property subject to taxation in the
     City which shall be used only to pay for the City’s capital improvements”. Councilperson
     Sarrazin asked if the money could be used on the dam. Mr. Sawyer advised yes.
     Councilperson Sarrazin stated this money should be protected so it does not go into operating
     money. The millage should be used for capital improvements. Mr. Sawyer advised there was
     additional verbiage included in the original capital improvement millage request that could be
     included in this proposal. He does not want to get in a situation where people think the
     money could be used for the community center, etc. He asked council if the proposed
     language was too broad. Council advised yes. Mr. Sawyer stated he would like to see the
     capital improvement language included in the amendment language. Councilperson Sarrazin
     stated he would like the people to know when they go to the election poll that the money
     could be used for the dam, but felt the proposed language was too loose. Mr. Sawyer advised
     he would have the bonding attorney revise the language and send it to the attorney general for
     approval. According to the bonding attorney, the attorney general can make changes to the
     language. He passed out the proposed ballot language for the City Operating Millage
     Restoration Proposal that he received. Councilperson Haskins asked if someone could define
     ad valorem. Ms. Lawson advised she thought it had something to do with the total value of
     the assessment roll. Mr. Sawyer stated the public will be asked to restore the city operating
     millage back to 15 mills by passing the millage restoration proposal.

DISCUSSION ON THE BOAT LAUNCH: Councilperson Sarrazin stated it has been mentioned that
     a traffic control order is needed for the boat launch parking area. It was also mentioned that
     Mark Miller would be contacted to ask for voluntary compliance. He would like to move
     forward on this so the city can get the boat launch area back. He further stated when he gets
     an opportunity to put a boat in the river, he goes down to the boat launch area and cannot turn
     the trailer around because of all of the cars parked there for a sporting event. The boat launch
     can launch three boats and there is a place to park three boat trailers, but if it is filled up with
     sporting event people, it makes it impossible to use the river for what it is for and the area
     needs to be enforced for what it is. Mr. Sawyer asked if the times on the sign were correct.
     He also asked if the park rules were approved at some time. Councilperson Sarrazin stated
     the rules were approved and it was a joke at the time because the rules are not enforceable.
       Mr. Sawyer asked if the river is being used from dawn to dusk. Councilperson Sarrazin
       advised there are people who sit there late at night to fish. Mr. Sawyer stated it appears that
       the bottom signage that lists the times should be removed since they cannot be enforced. He
       advised a traffic control order would be put together.

CALL TO AUDIENCE: Judy Horton stated the 911 alert system appears to be working because she
     got a recording asking her to check her property for a missing person, but a return call should
     be made to let people know that the missing person has been found. Brian Johnson stated the
     911 system can notify everyone in the city to lock their doors. Mr. Sawyer stated he is glad to
     see that the system is working. Ms. Horton advised Mary Dumond, John Austin and Keith
     Johnson also got a call.

       Mr. Sawyer advised the World War II monument dedication is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m.
       and the Memorial Day parade will be on Monday. Ms. Horton stated Deb Bentley has asked
       her if chairs could be used from the community center for people to sit on. Mr. Sawyer
       advised he would take care of that.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Councilperson Mehigh advised he had nothing to discuss.

       Councilperson Sarrazin asked where he can pick up a tree removal application. He took
       down the tree, but the stumps need to be removed. He advised his wife is having a race on the
       4th of July and asked what the city’s traffic control policy is. People are not going to cross M-
       71 or Shiawassee Street, but they will be running on city streets and along M-71. Mr. Sawyer
       asked if the run would take place in the morning. Councilperson Sarrazin advised yes. He
       asked if police will be available in the morning. Mr. Sawyer asked what time the parade
       starts. Mr. Crawford advised the kid parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Councilperson Sarrazin
       stated the race is starting early enough to be done before the parade starts. Mr. Sawyer stated
       he would talk to Chief Williams. Councilperson Sarrazin advised a formal request will be
       coming once the race route is finalized.

       Councilperson Johnson advised the fire department did a good job at stopping the school bus
       fire from going any further and everyone should be proud of them.

       Councilperson Haskins asked what the definition of a bivouac is. He advised he is going on a
       three-day bivouac this weekend at Bishop Airport, but did not know what the word meant.
       Mr. Sawyer suggested that he Google it along with the word ad valorem.

       Councilperson Reichert advised he had nothing to discuss.

       Mayor Kerridge advised he spoke to the manager at Meijers and the paperwork is being put
       together for the fireworks contribution. He also spoke to the City of Owosso about the
       softball game. He called the City of Durand, but the city manager would not talk to him so
       the secretary took down all of the information. He still has to contact the road commission to
       see if they will have a team. He further advised the fire department did an excellent job. He
       heard the boom and then the sirens so he decided to head to the school to see what blew up
       and it was the school buses. Councilperson Reichert asked if one of the fuel tanks blew up.
       Mayor Kerridge advised no. Mr. Johnson advised it was a can of ether starting fluid that
      made the boom. Ms. Lawson asked how the fire started. Mr. Johnson advised garbage left in
      the garbage can was set on fire in the bus.

ADJOURN: Johnson moved, Mehigh seconded to adjourn.
     Roll call vote:
     Yes: Sarrazin, Reichert, Mehigh, Haskins, Johnson.
     No:    None.
                     Motion CARRIED Time was 9:23 p.m.



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Charles Kerridge, Mayor                         Nichole L. Cowdrey, Clerk/Treasurer

				
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