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Council Meeting August 2017

In Council Meetings, Gov't Watch, Village Money Situation on August 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Herewith, audio from the August 17, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

Letter from Holly O’Dwyer

In Gov't Watch, Life Saving Station, On and off the Apron, Village Money Situation on August 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

In reference to the letter from Kristine Mills I posted on August 25, Village board of trustees president pro tempore Holly O’Dwyer asked that I publish this email she sent to Mills August 21, which O’Dwyer says she didn’t get a response to.—Emily Votruba

 

 

Letter from Kristine Mills to Village Council

In Gov't Watch, Life Saving Station, On and off the Apron, Village Money Situation on August 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Kristine Mills asked me to publish this letter after she received what she feels was an incomplete response to her FOIA request for documents and information related to her contract position as rentals coordinator for the Life Saving Station and other Village venues. —Emily Votruba

Council Meeting July 2017

In Council Meetings, Gov't Watch, Village Money Situation on August 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Herewith, audio from the July 20, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

Council Meeting June 2017

In Council Meetings, Gov't Watch, Village Money Situation on August 25, 2017 at 11:05 am

Herewith, audio from the June 15, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

Council Meeting May 2017

In Council Meetings, Gov't Watch, Village Money Situation on August 25, 2017 at 10:48 am

Herewith, audio from the May 18, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.

Special Council Meeting Regarding Elberta Beach

In E Beach, Gov't Watch, Law & Order, Open Season, Public Safety, Wildlife on August 9, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Update! Kristi Mills came through with a recording of the meeting. Thanks, Kristi! It’s a bit hard to hear and hasn’t been edited for levels and whatnot, but it’s worth a listen if you care about the beach.

 

Here are some of the officials and others who attended the meeting. We thank them! And thanks, Jon Keillor, for taking this photo.

Here are some images that were used during this morning’s special council meeting to discuss where exactly Elberta property and the public “roadway” is, as opposed to Sand Products Corporation and other private property used by Elberta beachgoers pedestrian and motorized. Thanks for the photos, Andy Bolander. I tried to record the meeting but had a tech fail. —Emily Votruba

Guest Column: Electric Skateboard Debate Ramps Up

In Activism, Breaking, Community Alert, Elsewhere in BenCo..., Environment, Gov't Watch, Infrastructure and Planning, Law & Order, On and off the Apron, Open Season, Politics, Public Safety, Tech, Transportation, WTFF (What the Frankfort) on July 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Please help stop Frankfort City Council’s ongoing effort to create an ordinance banning electric skateboards citywide.

By Carolyn Thayer

July 14, 2017

I’m asking for your help to spread the news about the Frankfort City Council’s ongoing effort to create an ordinance banning electric skateboards citywide based on the potential for a public safety problem.

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Little Gathering in the Office Friday

In Community Alert, Gov't Watch on June 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm

From the head of the Employee Relations Committee, Robin Rommell: “We are having a reception at the Village office this Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 to show off our newly renovated office space and to give Village residents an opportunity to say goodbye, and a big “thank you,” to our clerk, Cathy Anderson, on her last day.” Please join us!

The office is now fully ADA compliant, per law for public facilities, and Cathy Anderson has been a prime mover behind making that, and many other important law- and proper-procedure-abiding measures, happen during her three years working and volunteering for Elberta. She will be missed! —Emily Votruba

Coyote Crossing: November Council Meeting Reports

In Community Alert, Farmers' Market, Gov't Watch, Infrastructure and Planning, On and off the Apron, Open Season, Politics, Public Safety, Village Money Situation, Water on December 7, 2016 at 2:22 am

By Emily Votruba

Regular Meeting, November 17, 2016

On the way to the regular council meeting, Linda Manville saw a coyote cross the road in front of her. The meeting was held at the Life Saving Station for the first time ever as far as anyone could remember. The room didn’t have a flag, so allegiance was pledged to an image of Old Glory brought up on someone’s phone.

A long pause was heard before the “second” on the approval of bills motion. Joyce Gatrell asked Ken Holmes if he had his hearing aid on. “Hah?” Ken said. Everyone laughed. Holly O’Dwyer said, “Ken hears better than most.”

The next quarterly meeting between Village officials and the Michigan Department of Treasury to check on the Village’s deficit elimination progress will take place Read the rest of this entry »