Saline City Council April 16 Meeting Synopsis
SALINE CITY COUNCIL
April 16, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
The Regular meeting of the Saline City Council was called to order at 7:37 p.m. by Mayor Driskell at Saline City Hall. The Mayor and all members of Council were present. There were twenty-three citizens present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. By unanimous vote of Council, the Agenda was approved as amended.
A Retirement Recognition was given to Jacquelyn Lindimore for 27 years of service; Parks & Recreation Director Scruggs re-presented the Michigan Recreation & Parks Association Community Service Award to Diane Mukkala; Recognition was given to the Youth of the Year Award Nominees; Mary Lirones and Sybil Kolon gave an update on the River Raisin Watershed Council activities; Mitch Rohde presented information on oil and gas drilling (fracking) in nearby townships.
There were three citizen comments on agenda items. The following Consent Agenda items were approved by unanimous vote of Council: Council minutes and synopsis of the April 2, 2012 regular meeting and April 9, 2012 Special meeting; payment of 116 payees in the amount of $566,045.30; appointment of Thomas Truskowski, Jr. to the Parks Commission for a term ending 12/31/12; Proclamation of May 19, 2012 as National Kids to Parks Day; Proclamation of April 20, 2012 as a Day of Silence; Proclamation of May 18 and
19, 2012 as Poppy Days with authorization for the American Legion to sell poppies on the public sidewalks.
A public hearing was held on the application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate applied for by
Saline Lectronics, Inc. in the amount of $676,802 for personal property. There were two public hearing comments. By unanimous vote of Council, the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate was approved for a period of six years.
By unanimous vote of Council, the Employee Compensation Plan was approved for reporting Part 3 of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
By unanimous vote of Council, the following items were approved: Resolution of Support of the Saline Main Street for application for a $2,000 grant from the “It’s About Place: a Let’s Save Michigan” contest for improvements to the alley behind Brecon Grille & Mangiamos; outdoor café tables for Brecon Grille on S. Ann Arbor Street and W. Michigan Avenue; participation in the collaborative sign purchasing plan with Washtenaw County Road Commission and purchase of street signs for FY2012 in an amount not to exceed $8,500; City Clerk was directed to initiate the process for issuance of an available liquor license; Staff to make application to CARES for a $1,200 grant for locker room enhancements and play equipment for Kids Camp and teen programs; a moratorium was placed on the wholesale sale of water.
There were six Discussion and/or Report items. There was one comment from the public.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Complete minutes may be reviewed during regular office hours at Saline City Hall, or on-line at: www.cityofsaline.org
Synopsis prepared by Dianne S. Hill, Saline City Clerk
DATE APPROVED: May 7, 2012