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Elberta Land Holding Company Seeks Marina Permit

In Community Alert, Council Meetings, E Beach, Historic Elberta, Infrastructure and Planning, Life Saving Station, Open Season, Village Money Situation, Water on January 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

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.

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 »

Sign Sale Today: So Far Successful

In Community Alert, Historic Elberta, Infrastructure and Planning, Transportation, Village Money Situation on December 3, 2016 at 11:11 am

UPDATE:  Here’s an updated list of the remaining sign inventory. Call or visit the Village Office during regular office hours or schedule an appointment. http://villageofelberta.com/elberta-used-street-name-sign-sale/

It’s 11 am and there’s been good turnout for the antique street sign sale at the Village Office. Each corner array costs $50, with some single signs available for $20, including the misspelled “Geo McMannis”. The tally of monies raised is at about $730, with more than half the signs still available. Here we see Andy Bolander, local historian, with one of the biggest prizes: The Furnace Furnace Furnace Bye sign, surely unique in the world. From left, volunteers Linda Manville (who spearheaded the project), Sue Oseland (next to Andy), and Rosemary Tanner. Not pictured are other volunteers Cathy Anderson (showing a customer signs in the garage) and Mary Kalbach (outside frame). The sale continues today until 3 pm. Come on down!—Emily Votruba

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Get It in Writing: Council Approves Additional Compensation for Clerk

In Community Alert, Gov't Watch, Politics, Village Money Situation, Water on October 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Photomontage by Jason Soderquist

By Emily Votruba

What follows is a (mostly) direct transcript of the special council meeting that took place on Saturday, October 1, at 1 pm.

Background: In a September 6 letter to council (obtained by me from the clerk by FOIA request), our clerk, Catherine Anderson, asked for salaried compensation for the nonclerk duties she has been performing for the past two years. I encourage Village residents to read her letter and understand the monumental work this one individual has done to bring our Village out of its age of darkness. Read the rest of this entry »