VILLAGE OF ARMADA
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
President Wolak called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. All rose for Pledge of Allegiance. Present at roll call: Shall, Clark, Coenen, Wolak, Ballard, Cooper, and Boelke. Also present: Clerk Poulos, Treasurer Adair, Jeff Bahorski, and Dennis LeMieux.
AGENDA, APPROVAL OF
MOTION by Ballard, seconded by Cooper, to approve agenda as presented.
All Ayes CARRIED
Chief Howard Smith and Police Commissioner Cooper presented Officer Michael Patrick with his Sargent badge, as previously discussed at the last Council Meeting. Smith stated that Patrick was a Police Officer for 21 years with the Mount Clemens Police Department where he was a Sargent and also worked the Detective Bureau. He is also a field training officer and has been with the Armada Police Department for 8 years this November. Patrick has acted as interim Chief and will continue to do so when needed, he worked many hours on the April Millsap homicide, and will always step up to the plate when asked. Smith stated that Patrick is a family man, whose wife was introduced to the Council, and a business owner. Smith ended by saying that Patrick has embraced the community and the community has embraced him.
Chief Howard Smith and Police Commissioner Cooper presented Detective James Sharp with his Sargent badge, as previously discussed at the last Council Meeting. Smith stated that Sharp was a Police Officer for 31 years with the Macomb County Sheriffâ€™s Department and has been with the Armada Police Department for 10 years where he has been a Detective for the last 8 years. Sharp has worked as a Senior Certified Field Training Officer, as a Firearms Instructor, and has performed undercover investigations. In his many years, Sharp has sought felony warrants, brought child predators to justice, and has solved many embezzlement, larceny, and fraud cases. He worked extensively on the April Millsap murder case and is the Armada Police Departments Political Action Coordinator and has, on several occasions, acted as interim Chief in Smithâ€™s absence. Smith stated that Sharp is also a family man, whose wife, daughter and granddaughters were present and introduced to Council. He stated that Sharp is also a businessman and is a real life horse trader and a 4th generation horseshow judge. Smith added that even today, when Sharp had the day off for his birthday, he came in and requested, sought and received a felony warrant for a six time drunk driver who is now incarcerated.
1. CONSENT AGENDA
MOTION by Cooper, seconded by Ballard, to approve the consent agenda as presented.
- Approval of RCM Minutes of 7/27/15 approved as presented.
- Payment of Bills totaling $64,563.16 approved for payment as follows:
1. General Fund $ 25,680.22
2. Water Fund $ 5,893.90
3. Sewer Plant Fund $ 15,727.32
4. Sewer System Fund $ 3,246.31
5. Major Street Fund $ 8,280.02
6. Local Street Fund $ 1,240.11
7. Municipal Street Fund $ 4,495.28
Total $ 64,563.16
- Special Event Permit Approval â€“ Armada Area Schools Homecoming Parade â€“ approved the application from the Armada Area Schools for a Special Event Permit on September 18, 2015, for the Homecoming Parade.
- Special Event Permit Approval â€“ Armada Area Schools Theatre Group â€“ approved the application from the Armada Area Schools for a Special Event Permit from 10/3/15 through 10/4/15, for a four corner fundraiser.
All Ayes CARRIED
2. OLD BUSINESS
3. NEW BUSINESS
A. EAST MAIN STREET PROJECT
Street Administrator Ballard stated that the project is on schedule with the curbs being installed and mostly completed and the ADA ramps will be installed this week. He continued by stating that there has been a slight issue with receiving cement and crushed limestone but it has not put the project behind by much time. He also stated that the road will be closed to through, non-resident traffic and asked that the public use the posted detours and asked that foot traffic also detour from using Main Street as it will still be a construction zone. He informed the public that the reason the road will remain closed is to ensure the Village Performance and Maintenance Bonds are not jeopardized by opening the road too early and causing possible damage. He stated that there is a Progress Meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 10:00 am.
B. TIETZ/PROSPECT BRIDGE PROJECT UPDATE
Street Administrator Ballard stated that the Tietz Street culvert has been assembled and installed. The Village has received the first pay estimate and it will be processed when the Engineerâ€™s resend an updated version with a corrected signature line to read Lyle Ballard as the current one has the Clerk signing. He stated that once the Tietz Street culvert is completed, they will begin working on the Prospect Street bridge.
He added that there are two Sycamore trees on Torrey which need to be removed as they are pushing up sidewalks and are diseased. He also stated that due to construction cutting into tree roots, there may be a couple more trees that need to be removed on East Main.
C. ROMEO 2 RICHMOND HALF MARATHON
The Clerk explained that the Macomb County Department of Roads contacted the office about the scheduled Romeo 2 Richmond half Marathon to be held on September 20, 2015. The Village is requested to pass a resolution allowing the marathon to cross Fulton Street. The Sheriffâ€™s Department will be directing traffic along the route and at this intersection, according to the e-mail received by the Clerk (on file).
MOTION by Cooper, seconded by Ballard, to allow the Romeo 2 Richmond Half Marathon to cross Fulton Street on September 20, 2015, and to allow the Clerk to sign the attached resolution on behalf of the Village.
All Ayes CARRIED
UPCOMING AGENDA ITEMS
B. East Main Street Project
C. Tietz/Prospect Bridge Project
Ralph and Linda Loveday asked Council for assistance in having chloride applied to Omo Road as this is the posted detour for the East Main Street Project. Although this road is not within the Village limits, they were informed that this would be addressed at the next Progress Meeting for East Main Street. They were also advised to inform the Township and the County of this issue.
COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMUNITY EVENTS
Park Commissioner Boelke reminded the Council and the public of Wednesdayâ€™s Concert in the Park which will feature The Soggy Bottom Boys and is the last concert of the season. The Armada Business Association will be there with local food and goods.
Trustee Cooper stated that Tiger Days for the Armada Area Schools will be held on August 31 and September 1, 2015.
The public was informed of the detour for Fair traffic which is Fulton, West Main, Omo Road, and North Avenue to Armada Center Road and the traffic can enter the Fairgrounds from the Center Road gate.
No further business.
MOTION by Cooper, seconded by Coenen, to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 pm.
All Ayes CARRIED
Minutes submitted by:
Michelle Poulos, CMMC
Armada Village Clerk