Minutes, Paw Paw Village Council
Regular Meeting, November 28, 2005
The regular Village Council meeting of Monday, November 28, Meeting
2005, convened at 7:30 p.m. at 111 E. Michigan Avenue, Paw Convened
Paw, Michigan. President Plaszczak presiding.
Present: Plaszczak, Basinger, Pioch, Larcinese, and Wilhelmi. Members
McIntosh and Rohr excused. Also present: Village Manager Present
Bradley Noeldner, Village Clerk KeVen Riley, Department of
Public Services Director John Small and Chief of Police Russell
Motion by Pioch, supported by Wilhelmi, to approve the Approved
November 14, 2005 minutes of the regular meeting as corrected. Minutes
Basinger abstained. All other members voting yes, motion carried.
Motion by Basinger, supported by Pioch, to approve accounts Accounts
payable for $185,171.60 as presented. Wilhelmi asked about the Payable
Remington Construction invoice and Riley and Reynnells
explained it was for the demolition of the Mearing home. All
members voting yes, motion carried.
Karen Courtade and Kenley Penner from Plante-Moran presented Audit Report
the February 28, 2005 audit report and highlighted that even presented
though it reports an adverse opinion, it was based on the fact the
Village does not comply with GASB 34. Overall, the Village is in
very good standings financially, it does need to set up a procedure
to have the bank reconciliations done on a more timely basis.
Motion by Basinger, supported by Wilhelmi, to accept the Village Audit Report
Audit Report for February 28, 2005 as presented and authorize the accepted
Village Auditor to submit to the State. All members voting yes,
Motion by Basinger, supported by Larcinese, to authorize staff to Mowing
enter into a three year agreement with Clark Lawn Care service for Contract
spring cleanup and mowing services for the fiscal years 2007, 2008 Approved
and 2009 as presented in the proposal submitted to the Village
November 14, 2005. ($23,800, $24,600 and $25,240 respectively)
Roll Call Vote: Voting yes: Plaszczak, Larcinese, Wilhelmi, Pioch
and Basinger. Voting no: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Larcinese, supported by Pioch, to authorize staff to Village Hall
enter into an agreement with Fleis and VandenBrink to conduct a needs
needs assessment phase of the Village Hall facility at a cost not to Assessment
exceed $3,800. All members voting yes, motion carried.
Motion by Pioch, supported by Larcinese, to support the Southwest Southwest
Michigan Commission in its endeavor for the Center for Regional Michigan
Excellence grant application. Further, recommend that the Village Commission
appoint, Village manager, Bradley Noeldner to participate on this grant support
project’s Steering Committee. All members voting yes, motion
Motion by Basinger, supported by Larcinese, to approve the Plow purchase
Village employees to move forward in purchasing an eight foot approved
BOS steel plow from Bronsink and Fink, LLC of Mattawan for
$3,684 installed. All members voting yes, motion carried.
Plaszczak reported from the DDA meeting on November 21, 2005. Committee
Discussion of the Christmas Parade, Brad Noeldner will be Grand Reports: DDA
Marshall. Other business included the approval of façade grants
for Rena Schincarol ($1,000 painting grant) and Save-A-Lot for
$5,000 grant, flyers for the tree lighting on Friday, December 2,
2005 was approved, an ad for the Christmas activities was
approved for $288 in the Vineyard Press. There will not be a
meeting in December.
The Zoning Board of Appeals met on November 21, 2005 and Zoning Board
Riley reported a compromise was approved for Jack Mihelich to of Appeals
increase the size of his sign by 100 square feet located for his plaza
on W. Michigan Avenue.
Planning Commission meeting for November was cancelled Planning
because there were not any agenda items. Commission
Basinger reported the Finance Committee met and received the Finance
personnel policy to be reviewed and approved by March 1, 2006. Committee
They also authorized Noeldner to get an appraisal on the Village
property located on Lilac and Gremps for Bloomingdale
Telephone. They also reviewed the Quick Response Contract.
The BOCA Inspection ordinance was also discussed and
information was given to them to review and make a
recommendation to the Council very soon. The Lab’s furnace was
also discussed it is currently not working bids are being sought.
Larcinese reported the DPS committee also met and discussed the DPS Committee
inspection fee study, the Village Hall assessment and the need to
secure Engineers for the Village to use.
Plaszczak reminded the Council on the meeting on December 10, Council
2005 for goals and objective review, “Christmas in the Village” Comments
tree lighted Friday, December 2, 2005. He also complimented the Plaszczak
DPS crews for their three awards from the APWA 1. Rotary
Bridge, 2. Miller Park and 3. Briggs Pond.
Noeldner went over his manager’s report and most items had Manager’s
already been discussed. He also reminded everyone of the Report
upcoming holiday events in the Village.
Small said final leaf pickup will be November 28, 2005. DPS Update
Motion by Larcinese, supported by Pioch, to adjourn the meeting. Adjournment
All members voting yes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at
KeVen Riley, Village Clerk