City of Stephenson, MI

Council Proceedings


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m.
There were no public comments.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $135,632.09 were approved.
The City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application was submitted to RD Apply and is pending review.
The Law Enforcement Protection Agreement from 10/1/21 through 12/31/21 was signed by the County.
Discussion regarding condemnation of dilapidated buildings was held.
The City will be the recipient of grant funds in 2024 from the Statewide Local Bridge Preventative Maintenance Project.
The City received its initial allocation of the FY 2021 ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery funds.
The Food Pantry was discussed.
Permits for the WWTP Headworks Improvement Project were filed with EGLE.
Paul Parmentier, Alvin Etelamaki and Brian White were appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals for 3 year terms.
Stephenson PTO recommended trick or treat hours of 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on 10/31. Council approved.
The Methodist church will be sponsoring Coats in the Gazebo again.
The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Stephenson Fire Hall on 10/13/2021 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m and on 12/9/21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Committee reports were given.
Bids were received for replacement of Weber Court fence and poles ranging from $26,392 to $130,398.66. Job awarded to Fortress Fence for $26,392.
The City will not accept post-dated checks.
The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on November 4, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m.
There were no public comments.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department.
A report was given by the assessor.
A point of order was made to object to the August 5, 2021 motion to permanently terminate garbage pickup discussion on the basis of free speech. That motion was rescinded and will be stricken from minutes.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Bills totaling $140,269.17 were approved.
The City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application is still pending Rural Development review.
The Law Enforcement Protection Agreement from October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 was approved.
Discussion regarding condemnation of dilapidated buildings was held.
Complaints about aggressive dogs were received. Residents should call 911 if threatened, chased or attacked by such dogs and can submit photos of the dogs to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Ihander was given the name of several residents who have aggressive dogs.
Correspondence was received from CUPPAD regarding the Menominee County Hazard Mitigation Plan. A new plan is being worked on and CUPPAD requested a list of identifiable hazards and comments from local government.
Committee reports were given.
Temporary closure of Railroad Street in front of the Wild Eagle for a street dance on September 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. was approved.
Quotes for property and liability insurance for one year were received from 2 companies. The low bid was accepted and awarded to Phillippo Insurance.
Upgrade of a City computer used by Treasurer to establish Outlook email was approved. Council consensus is there should be no personal email accounts on City computers.
The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on October 7, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:01 p.m.
Public comments were received.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $161,967.40 were approved.
The City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application still pending Rural Development review.
Sheriff’s Department contract discussions are ongoing.
Committee reports were given.
* Garbage pickup was discussed. Council member Larson moved to permanently terminate the garbage pickup discussion. Council member Parrett seconded. Ayes: 4 Nays: 1. Motion passed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on September 2, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk

 

* At the September 2, 2021 Council Meeting Council member Parrett moved to rescind the August 5, 2021 motion by Council member Larson to permanently terminate the garbage pickup discussion and have the motion language stricken from the August 5, 2021 Minutes. Council member Haight seconded. Motion carried.


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m.
There were no public comments.
A report was given by the assessor.
State Tax Commission awarded the City a Certificate of Achievement for perfect score on 2020 AMAR Review.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $98,116.61 were approved.
The City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application has been submitted for review.
Report from Director of Menominee County 911 was reviewed.
Discussed appropriation of village/township funds for Veterans, Independence and Memorial Days.
The City will not provide a EWR-type program in 2022. Current mandate ends 12/31/2021.
Sheriff’s Department contract was discussed. A Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled.
Committee reports were given. Bid from Peshtigo Asphalt accepted for Section Street patching. Bid from Havelka to crush gravel was accepted.
The meeting adjourned at 7:01 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on August 5, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


Mayor Starzynski called the special meeting of the City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Discussion of Menominee County’s request to place antennas on the City’s water tower was held. Council discussed various options and criteria if antennas were to be allowed. The consensus of Council was that the mayor will discuss options/requirements with the County Administrator and the matter will be discussed at a future meeting.
Discussion of the City’s procedure in billing users a base rate to have water and sewer service was held. It was learned that apartment buildings and multi-family complexes have been billed only one base rate for having service to one building instead of the number of connections for each user/apartment. The consensus was that the billing procedure needs to be corrected so that all users are being billed the base charge for their water and sewer service.
Discussion was held regarding a request from Stephenson Township for the City to extend its water and sewer systems to Stephenson Marketing’s C-Store. The Township would contribute $62,000 toward the expense. A Marketing Board meeting will be held to discuss a possible contribution. Council will wait until a response has been received from the Marketing Board before discussing the matter further.
There was no correspondence.
No comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 5:41 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on July 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m.
Public comments were received from American Legion Post members Tim Martis and Joe Truitt requesting approval for the Legion to organize and hold an Independence Day parade in Stephenson on July 3, 2021. Consensus of Council was that the Legion will handle the parade.
A public comment/complaint was received regarding iron in City water. Possible softening of City water was discussed.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $105,275.47 were approved.
A report was given on the City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application status.
Jason Carviou presented Menominee County’s request to use the City’s water tower for placement of 911 Towers. The matter was tabled to be discussed at a Special Council meeting.
The City opted out of the PA 95 Low Income Energy Assistance Fund.
Budget amendments were approved for fiscal year 2020/2021.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on July 1, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The Public Hearing for the budget for fiscal year 2021/2022 was held at 5:44 p.m. There was no public participation.
The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m. There was no public participation.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $114,175.64 were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was approved.
A report was given on the City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application status. Permits for the WWTP Headworks Improvement project are expected next week.
No response received to request for bids for Weber Court fence.
Bids were received from 3 companies for the City sign. Bid awarded to MJB Signs.
A proposal from United Systems for Itron FCS upgrade was accepted. Current software only supported until 12/31/21.
Budget amendments were approved for fiscal year 2020/2021.
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2021/2022 was adopted.
The millage rate was set at 11.5 mills for fiscal year 2021/2022 (no change).
The 4th of July was discussed. After much discussion it was the consensus of Council not to have any 4th of July activities this year.
The proposed Charter was passed at the May 4 Special Election 66 to 34. Copies of the Charter are available to the public at the City Clerk’s office.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on June 3, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


Mayor Starzynski called the special meeting of the City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Council approved of the hiring of Noah Marsicek to fill the DPW Employee position.
Council approved a one-time $5000 employer contribution during the 2021-2022 budget year to the MERS DB retirement plan which is currently funded at 59%.
Council approved placing ads to request bids for the City sign replacement.
Utility shutoffs were discussed as the moratorium ended. The consensus is that water and electric shutoffs be reinstated. Shutoff notices will be mailed and ads placed in the local newspaper advising accounts delinquent as of 4/15/2021 will be shut off on 5/5/21 if the balances have not been paid by that date.
Utility rates were discussed. The City’s rates are too low for the City to qualify for grants for improvement of the water and sewer infrastructure.
Information is being gathered about rates from like size communities. The matter will be discussed at the May 6, 2021 Council meeting.
The condition of the small pavilion and dugouts at Erickson Park was discussed. There are issues with the concrete on both. The Building Inspector is scheduled to view both on 4/9/2021.
The meeting adjourned at 6:37 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on May 6, 2021. A public hearing on the proposed 2021/2022 budget will take place prior to the council meeting at 5:45 p.m.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m. There was no public participation.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department regarding activities in the City.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $146,814.04 were approved.
A report was given on the City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application status, WWTP Headworks Improvement Project, and requirements for funding grants through MDOT. Rate increases required by USDA Rural Development were discussed.
The proposed Charter revision has been approved by the Governor for submission to voters at the May 4, 2021 Special Election.
Council adopted Resolution 2021-05 regarding MDOT Local Bridge Program Application and approved of the UP Engineering Agreement for same.
Council adopted Resolution 2021-06 to establish a request for funding for crushing and shaping of River Road, Isaac Street and North Drive funded by the TEDF Category B Program.
An inquiry about flea markets was received.
Fourth of July activities were discussed. Comments were received both for and against a parade and/or fireworks. A poll of citizens will be taken.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on May 6, 2021. A public hearing on the proposed 2021/2022 budget will take place prior to the council meeting at 5:45 p.m.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID 19, public participation was available through Zoom. There were no public comments.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department regarding activities in the City.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $106,306.84 were approved.
A report was given on the City’s USDA-Rural Development funding application status and potential project amounts.
Bridge inspection proposals were reviewed and awarded to UP Engineers & Architects.
A parcel reconfiguration was approved.
Council adopted Resolution #2021-04 Deficit Elimination Plan for the City of Stephenson’s Fire Department Fund.
The Compensation Committee recommended compensation for mayor and council members remain at current rate until 2023.
Mayor Starzynski and Council members Zahorik and Fredrickson were named as Budget Committee members for 2021-22 with Council member Zahorik named as Chairman.
Information was provided regarding a collaboration between NWTC and UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus. Information has been posted on the City’s Facebook page.
Council discussed 4th of July options and will continue to gather information for further discussion.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on April 1, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, public participation was available through Zoom. There were no public comments.
A report was given by the assessor.
A report was given by the Sheriff’s Department regarding activities in the City.
A report was given regarding the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bills totaling $116,091.97 were approved.
Discussion about a City attorney was held.
An Ad Hoc Committee has been appointed to discuss citywide garbage collection.
Council adopted Resolution #21-02 Consenting to Inclusion of Municipality in Menominee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.
A report was given on the City’s USDA-Rural Development funding applications.
Council adopted Resolution #21-01 Authorizing Alternative Dates in March for the City Board of Review.
Council adopted the poverty exemption income guidelines and asset test for 2021.
Council adopted Resolution #21-03 Adopting the Carry Forward of Poverty Exemption through 2021.
Council accepted the Auditor’s Report for Fiscal Year 2019/2020.
A report was given regarding the Charter Commission approval of a Resolution for adopting the proposed 2021 Charter.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on March 4, 2021.
Copies of City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, public participation was available through Zoom teleconference. There were no public comments.
A report was given by the former Assessor via telephone conference.
A report was given by the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department regarding their activities in the City.
Bills totaling $152,672.40 were approved.
A report was given regarding the Menominee County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.
Council approved of an engagement letter from Baker Tilly.
Council adopted Ordinance No. 144 and No. 145 regarding sewage disposal system and water supply system revenue bonds.
A report was given regarding Water and Sewer Rural Development Funding applications and engineering agreements were approved.
A Tax Tribunal case stipulation was discussed and agreed upon.
Garbage collection was discussed.
Budget Amendments were tabled.
A report was given by the Auditor for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.
Old buildings were discussed.
The contract for law enforcement protection in the City was discussed.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
The next regular council meeting will be held on February 4, 2021.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully Submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 7:02 p.m. Due to COVID-19, public participation was available through Zoom teleconference. There was 1 public participant. There were no public comments.
A report was given by the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department regarding their activities inthe City.
A report was given by the Assessor.
Bills totaling $380,587.23 were approved.
Council approved the Designated Assessor Interlocal Agreement.
Council awarded the bid for the WWTP Headworks Improvement Project to Crane Engineering.
Council assignments were made.
Signers for the City’s financial accounts were approved.
Approved appointment of current Interim Treasurer, Karen Gardiner, as Treasurer, and Jody Monette as Deputy Clerk effective January 1, 2021.
Council approved UPSET contribution.
Committee reports were given.
After discussion, Council agreed that the City will provide a small ice rink at the large pavilion for citizens’ use this winter.
Council reviewed several letters of interest received and appointed Martha Haight to fill the vacant Council seat.
Approved a request by The Friends of the Library to block off Menominee Street from the Tivoli to the Town Hall during the 1st Saturday in June 2021 for their plant sale.
Correspondence was received and reviewed.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on January 7, 2021.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


Due to COVID-19, Public participation was available through teleconference.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Bills totaling $282,120.03 were approved.
Discussion was held regarding Garbage pickup being placed on the ballot.
Budget Amendments were approved.
After discussion, with regret, Council advised there will be no tree lighting this year due to the COVID-19 epidemic and restrictions.
Committee reports were given.
Bids were received for the WWTP Headworks Improvement Project.
Correspondence was received and reviewed.
Comments were received from the Clerk with regard to the results of the November 3, City Election held in conjunction with the General Election. Elected as Mayor was John Starzynski. Elected as Council Members were Howard Fredrickson, David Solander, and Incumbents Amy Larson and Dale Parrett.
Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.
The next City regular council meeting will be held on December 3, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


Due to COVID-19, public participation was available through teleconference.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Bills totaling $220,500.23 were approved.
Information and estimates were received and reviewed regarding a new phone system, internet service, and a Cash Receipting Program for City Hall.
Budget Amendments were approved.
Trick or Treat hours on 10/31/2020 from 4-6 p.m. were approved.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on November 5, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Tammy S. Van Domelen
Clerk


Due to the current COVID-19, public participation was available through teleconference.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:15 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Bills totaling $161,233.36 were approved.
More information will be received regarding a new phone system and internet service for City Hall.
City wide garbage pickup was discussed. A motion that the City provide refuse collection to all residential properties in the City of Stephenson failed to pass. A motion that refuse collection be put on a ballot proposal for the Spring of 2021 election was approved.
A motion to take the current City Clerk off of all City accounts and add the new Clerk as a signer on them was approved.
The Assessor’s contract was approved.
An appointment was approved for the Compensation Commission.
Phillippo Insurance was awarded the City’s property and liability insurance for the coming year.
The painting of the municipal building fire hall doors was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on October 1, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


Due to the current COVID-19, public participation was available through teleconference.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Bills totaling $117,599.24 were approved.
More information will be received regarding a new phone system and security cameras.
City wide garbage pickup was discussed. A December 5, 2019 meeting motion “for the City to contract with Waste Management for City wide residential garbage pickup services contingent on the fees and an ordinance being drafted and adopted” was rescinded.
Peshtigo Asphalt was awarded the bid to do patching on some City Streets.
A property tax petition that was submitted to the Michigan Tax Tribunal was discussed.
The Section Street crushing and shaping project was extended to include 200’ feet south on Section Street.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on September 3, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


Due to the current CO-VID 19, public participation was available through teleconference.
The Election Commission met at 7:05 p.m. Election inspectors for the upcoming August 4, 2020 Primary Election were approved. The meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:10 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Bills totaling $90,313.63 were approved.
Municipal Building Security was discussed.
City wide garbage pickup was discussed. A new survey will be going out to City residents.
An one-year agreement for contractual services with the Mid-County Rescue Squad for $7,181.00 was approved.
Updated committee appointments were approved.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on August 6, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


The special meeting convened at 9:00 a.m.
Mayor Connie Westrich called the special meeting of the Stephenson City Council to order at 8:40 a.m.
There was no public participation.
Howard Fredrickson and David Solander were approved to fill the two (2) vacancies on the City Council. The terms will expire in November of 2020.
A sanitation housekeeper was hired to clean both the City municipal building and the parks bathrooms.
A $50.00 fee for the Mayor to perform marriages in Menominee County was approved.
Budget Amendments were approved.
The resignation of City Clerk Judy St.Juliana was approved.
A resolution authorizing the award of the Section Street upgrade from Robert Street to Division Street was approved. The contract was awarded to Bacco Construction who had the low bid of $160,813.25.
Comments were received.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on July 2, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Due to the current CO-VID 19, public participation was available through teleconference and social distancing was observed in the council chambers. The Menominee County Pheasant Club has cancelled their Kids’ Day event that was scheduled to be held in July.
Bills totaling $83,586.31 were approved.
Produce vendors will sell their products at the Menominee County Annex building on US 41 in Stephenson.
All the Summer Concerts in the Park are cancelled for this summer.
Resolution No. 2020-05: “the Deficit Elimination Plan for the City of Stephenson’s Fire Dept. Fund” was adopted.
The council approved opting out of PA 95: “Low Income Energy Assistance Fund”.
The appointment of Council member Parrett as Parks Committee Chairperson was approved.
Contracts for the sale of pit run gravel were approved.
The resignation of Council member Paul Parmentier was accepted with regret.
The council approved the hiring of Tammy VanDomelen as the new City Clerk.
On June 6th the Menominee County Library will hold a plant sale. On June 18th a Feed America distribution will be held. Both events will take place on south Railroad Street.
Committee reports were given. Traffic Control Order No. 22: “Changes to parking on Bartell, Division and Railroad Streets” was approved.
The meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on July 2, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


The special meeting convened at 9:00 a.m.
Due to the current CO-VID 19, public participation was available through teleconference and social distancing was observed in the council chambers. There were no public comments.
Resolution No. 2020-03: “A Resolution Authorizing Signers for the Section Street Upgrade from Robert Street to Division Street in the City of Stephenson- Contract No. 20-5243 (TEDF Category B Grant #12)” was adopted.
Resolution No. 2020-04: “A Resolution to Establish a Request for Funding, Designate an Agent, Attest to the Existence of Funds and Commit to Implementing a Maintenance Program for Crushing and Shaping of River Road, Isaac Street and North Drive Funded by the Transportation Economic Development Fund Category B Program” was adopted.
The resignation of Council member Jen Bastien was accepted with regret.
The meeting adjourned at 10:07 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


Due to the current CO-VID 19, public participation was available through teleconference and social distancing was observed in the council chambers.
The Public Hearing for the budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 was held at 6:45 p.m. There was no public participation.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Bills totaling $90,693.92 were approved.
The Treasurer’s report for 2019 was approved.
The revision to Ordinance No. 130 - Ordinance to Establish Compensation Commission was approved. The introduction of the revision was at the March 5, 2020 council meeting.
The removal of a signer on the 4th of July account was approved.
The garbage pickup item will be removed from the agenda until City Hall can be re-opened and the public can attend council meetings.
Other items that were approved: a protective germ barrier for the customer service window at City Hall when reopening can take place and the blocking off of South Railroad Street for the Menominee County Library if they have a plant sale drive-up pickup in June.
The budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 was approved. The millage rate was set at 11.5 mills. This is an increase of .5 mills from last year that will be earmarked for the City’s contract with the Mid-County Rescue Squad.
The Music in the Park concert for June was cancelled. The status of the remaining Summer park concerts will be determined in the future.
Committee reports were given.
Employee wages were discussed and approved for the next fiscal year.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on June 4, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available by calling City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A water complaint was received.
Bills totaling $101,699.72 were approved.
The sale of the 2004 John Deere Compact Tractor was awarded to Mark Marklein who had the highest sealed bid of $11,200.00.
Resolution No. 2020-02: “A Resolution Authorizing Signers for the Samuel Street Upgrade on All Season Route in the City of Stephenson” was adopted.
Additional signers were approved for City banking accounts.
All other regular business was postponed to the May 7, 2020 council meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on May 7, 2020. A public hearing on the proposed 2020/2021 budget will take place at 6:45 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available by calling City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A request for a cost estimate for installation of utility services at a property located at the southeastern corner of the City was presented to the council.
Public comments were received.
The Menominee County Sheriff’s Department reported on their activities in the City for the month of January.
Bills totaling $166,533.17 were approved.
The introduction of a revision to Ordinance #130- Ordinance to Establish Compensation Commission was approved.
Resolution No. 2020-01: “A Resolution Authorizing Alternative Dates in March for the City Board of Review” was adopted.
Traffic Control Order No. 21- the placing of service guide signs was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on April 2, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A presentation on the 911 and Library Millage Proposals to be voted on at the March 10th Presidential Primary Election was given. Information on a Farmer’s Market was presented.
Public comments were received.
Bills totaling $118,110.91 were approved.
The introduction of Ordinance #144- “An Ordinance to Provide for the Establishment of Garbage and Solid Waste Collection and Disposal and Providing Penalties for the Violation Thereof” was tabled.
The rescinding of Ordinance #137- “Property Maintenance Code” and adoption of Ordinance #143- “International Property Maintenance Code” were approved.
The Board of Review will be held on March 10th and March 11th.
A report on the Mid-County Rescue Squad was presented.
Budget amendments were approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on March 5, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public comments were received.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of December.
Bills totaling $105,009.02 were approved.
The hiring of a seasonal employee was approved.
The importance of residents filling out the 2020 census survey when they receive it was stressed. City and County funding are dependent on it.
A donation was approved for U.P.S.E.T.
Membership with MiDeal was approved.
Approval was granted for a loan to the fire department.
The introduction of rescinding of Ordinance #137- “Property Maintenance Code” and introduction of Ordinance #143- “International Property Maintenance Code” were approved.
Committee reports were given. Employment applications/resumes will be received for the position of City Clerk (until 4 p.m. on February 5, 2020).
Correspondence was read. A donation was approved for Crime Stoppers.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on February 6, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given by the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on their activities in the City.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of November.
Bills totaling $99,647.86 were approved.
The council approved contracting with Waste Management for City wide residential garbage pickup services contingent on the fees and an ordinance being drafted and adopted.
The Auditor’s report for fiscal year 2018/2019 was approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $7,489.30 was approved.
The council adopted a revised expense reimbursement policy.
Pay for the City Charter Commission members was approved.
The transfer of a liquor license was approved.
Reappointments to the Board of Review were approved.
The council approved opting-out of the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act.
Signers for the City’s financial accounts at mBank, and proceeding with the Insurance Sweep Program at that institution were approved.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on January 2, 2020.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Reports were received from the City Assessor and City Building Inspector.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of October.
Bills totaling $128,486.61 were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $3,337.20 was approved.
The resignation of the City Treasurer was accepted with regret.
The draft audit report for fiscal year 2018/2019 was presented. It showed the City is in good financial standing.
City Resolution No. 2019-05: “Land Division and Combination Procedures” was rescinded.
Menominee County Resolution No. 2019-12: “Establishment of Unified Procedures for Land Division and Combination and the Creation of New Real Property Parcels in Menominee County” was adopted.
The purchase of a tractor with a snow blower was approved. Part of the purchase will be funded through a USDA grant.
Results of the November 5, 2019 election showed the approval of a general revision of the City’s charter.
The SAW Grant Certification of Project Completeness was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received. The annual Christmas tree lighting will take place on December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Prior to the tree lighting favorite holiday songs will be sung by Delany Harris.
The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on December 5, 2019.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The Election Commission meeting to appoint election inspectors for the November 5, 2019 election was held at 6:55 p.m.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of September.
Bills totaling $124,242.43 were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $3,893.40 was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on November 7, 2019.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



A public information meeting on a USDA Rural Development Application was held at 6:45 p.m. Comments were received.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Participation included comments on a house fire, the proposed funding cut to the Menominee County Library, and Aquila Resources.
Reports were presented by the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department and the City Assessor.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of August.
Bills totaling $111,785.11 were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $11,993.40 was approved.
Phillippo Insurance Agency was approved as the City’s property and liability insurance carrier for the coming year.
Resolution No. 2019-06: “Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS)” was adopted.
Appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals & Compensation Commission were approved.
The Administrative Agreement with MECA for the Energy Waste Reduction Program was approved.
A local funding match was approved for an application to the Hannahville Indian Community for the paving of Cedar Street and parking areas by the Multi-Purpose Pavilion.
An amendment to the Professional Services Agreement for road design and construction services for Section Street from Roberts Street to Division Street was approved.
The council expressed their support for having “concerts in the park” next summer.
Resolution No. 2019-07:”A Resolution to Provide for the Participation in the Fire Insurance Withholding Program” was adopted.
Committee reports were given. The purchase of a new flashing stop sign for the intersection of Menominee and Mill Streets was approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on October 3, 2019.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of July.
Bills totaling $133,040.59 were approved.
Upgrading the City’s computers was approved.
The council approved the purchase of a new copier.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $6,674.40 was approved.
The council approved submitting a grant application to the USDA Rural Development Disaster Relief Grant Funding Program.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on September 5, 2019.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of June.
Bills totaling $149,826.57 were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $9,042.29 was approved.
Mr. Peter Letzmann was hired as the attorney to help with the City’s Charter revision.
Ballot proposal language regarding City Charter revision for the General Election on November 5, 2019 was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on August 1, 2019.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included the discussion of garbage pickup options.
A report was given from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on their activities in the City during the month of May.
The City Assessor reported on his assessing duties.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of May.
Bills totaling $116,777.55 were approved.
Northern Michigan University was awarded the bid for the sale of City property at W4971 Tower Lane in Stephenson Township.
Jordan Belec was hired as the City’s WWTP Operator.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $12,032.47 was approved.
Resolution No. 2019-05: “Land Division and Combination Procedures” was adopted.
Pole Attachment License Agreement and the Wireless addendum to the Agreement was adopted.
Budget amendments were approved.
The accounting firm of Johnson & Rennie was approved as the City’s auditors for the next three years.
A donation to the 4th of July Celebration was approved.
Committee reports were given. Some sidewalks were approved for replacement. The application of red infield conditioner on the baseball field in Erickson Park was approved.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on July 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. This is a day earlier than the regularly scheduled July meeting due to the 4th of July falling on Thursday this year.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The budget hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 was held at 6:45 p.m.
No public comments were heard.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included comments from a property owner and a report from theMenominee County Sheriff’s Department on their activities in the City.
A report was given on the WWTP for the month of April.
Bills totaling $89,215.79 were approved.
Ordinance Number 142- “Prohibition of Recreation Marihuana Establishments” (within the City boundaries) was adopted.
The sale of the City property at W4971 Tower Road in Stephenson will be awarded on May 13th.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $11,380.72 was approved.
The budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 was adopted. The millage rate will stay the same at 11.0 mills.
The City will opt-out of PA 95: “Low Income Energy Assistance Fund”.
A contracted laborer was hired to fill in at the WWTP until a new person is hired and trained.
The City Treasurer’s Settlement Report was approved.
The City DPW will set in an electric pole at the Mid-County Rifle range.
The July 4th City Council Meeting will be held on July 3rd.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The council approved employee wages for fiscal year 2019/2020.
The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
The next regular Council Meeting will be held on June 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The special council meeting convened at 5:00 p.m.
The council accepted a letter of resignation from the current WWTP Operator.
The meeting adjourned at 5:39 p.m.


The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included comments from a property owner, a slide show on the Back Forty Mine Project, a report from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on their activities in the City, info from Sheriff Marks from a Recreational Marihuana training he attended, and a report from the City Assessor on his assessing duties in the City. A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $114,713.84 were approved.
Proposed Ordinance Number 142- “Prohibition of Recreation Marihuana Establishments” (within the City boundaries) was introduced.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $5,562.00 was approved.
A Recreational Marihuana committee was formed.
An appointment for an alternate to the Board of Review was approved.
Budget amendments were approved.
A Bridge Inspection Agreement with Ayres Associates was approved.
A change to the Building Inspector’s title to “Building Inspector/Cod Official” was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. A public hearing on the proposed 2019/2020 budget will take place at 6:45 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included comments from an Aquila representative, a property owner regarding her plans for the building next to her business, and a report from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on their activities in the City.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $236,349.03 were approved.
A Resolution for Charter Revision was adopted.
The Council approved drafting an ordinance to Opt-Out of Recreational Marihuana.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $6,118.20 was approved.
Amendments to the Stephenson Volunteer Fire Department’s By-Laws and a Council liaison to the Fire Department were approved.
A Resolution Adopting Bulletin 26 of 2017- Charitable Exemption was adopted.
A Resolution to establish a request for funding through the Transportation Economic Development Fund Category B Program for street resurfacing was adopted.
Budget amendments were approved.
The 4th of July Celebration will be held in Stephenson on July 6th.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read. A donation to the Barb Palzewicz Cancer Walk was approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on April 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public comments included praise for the DPW department on the snowplowing of the streets, and a report from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on activities in the City.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $118,148.45 were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $23,968.80 was approved.
An increase to the building permit fence fee from $25.00 to $45.00 was approved.
The Board of Review will meet on March 5th for the organizational meeting, and on March 12th and 13th for their regular Board of Review meetings.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on March 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The special council meeting convened at 5:03 p.m.
Public comments were received on the City’s Draft Recreation Plan for 2019-2024.
Resolution No. 2019-01 approving the City’s Recreation Plan for 2019-2024 was adopted.
Kim Coggins was approved as the City’s Attorney.
The Council approved the Compensation Commission’s recommendation for the Mayor and Council members’ compensation.
Permission was granted to draw up an agreement for the sale of gravel from the City’s Industrial Park.
There was no correspondence.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $123,334.85 were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $5,788.99 was approved.
A reappointment to the Board of Review was approved.
U.P. Engineers & Architects were hired for design and construction engineering services for the water main replacement, sanitary sewer replacement and road design for Samuel Street.
An appointment to a Council Committee was approved.
The City’s Draft Recreation Plan for the years 2019-2024 was presented.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read. A donation to the Marinette County Crime Stoppers was approved.
Comments were received. The 4th of July Celebration will be held in Stephenson on Thursday,
July 4th. The raindate will be Saturday, July 6th. Christmas trees will be picked up until January 21st.
The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on February 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
City Assessor John Anderson gave a report on his assessing duties.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $185,684.69 were approved.
The audit report for fiscal year 2017/2018 was approved.
The council approved making a general revision to the City Charter. Whether the City will proceed with the revision will depend on whether it is approved by the City electorate when it is presented as a ballot proposal in the future. The Charter has not been revised since its inception in 1969.
Appointments of City Officials and Council Committee members were approved.
SAW grant reimbursement request for $7,122.60 was approved.
Committee reports were given. A contractor was approved for water, sewer and storm water pipe repairs. The council approved opting-out of the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on January 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Tim Ettenhofer addressed the council. City Assessor John Anderson gave a report on his assessing duties.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $112,153.14 were approved.
An update on the SAW (Storm, Asset Management and Wastewater) Grant program was given.
Committee reports were given. Approval was given to fix the drainage on East River Road that was recently reconstructed. The bids to replace playground chips and repair the ballfield at Erickson Park were presented. The bids for a contractor for water/sewer and storm sewer repairs in the City were presented.
Correspondence was read. A donation to UPSET (Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team) was approved.
Comments were received. Appreciation was expressed to Mayor Bengry for his forty plus years on the City Council- eleven of those years as Mayor.
The meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on December 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $93,936.80 were approved.
Committee reports were given. A letter of resignation from Fire Chief Brian White was accepted with regrets. An RFP for a contractor for water/sewer and storm sewer repairs in the City was approved. The council approved the write off of delinquent utility bills. Budget amendments were approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



A public hearing was held at 6:45 p.m. on the proposed Industrial Development District.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation was held. Two residents addressed the council.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $175,956.64 were approved.
Resolution No. 2018-07: “A Resolution to Establish an Industrial Development District” was approved.
Resolution No. 2018-06: “A Resolution for Approval of the Stephenson Voluntary Fire Department to Participate in the Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division was rescinded.
Hannula Agency was approved as the City’s property & liability insurance carrier for 2018-2019.
Reappointments were made to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Compensation Committee.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation was held. A resident addressed the council with some concerns. A Menominee County Sheriff’s Deputy gave a report on law enforcement activities in the City.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $90,464.15 were approved.
A public hearing will be held at 6:45 p.m. prior to the September council meeting to hear comments on the establishment of an Industrial Development District in the City.
Approval was given to renew the City’s annual contract with Menominee County for law enforcement services.
Committee reports were given. Delinquent utility bills were approved to be added to the City’s property tax roll. A budget amendment was approved.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on September 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation was held. The City Assessor reported on his assessing duties, the Superior State Brewing microbrewery is now open on Railroad Street, the council approved proceeding with creating an Industrial Development District.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $144,928.89 were approved.
Ordinance #141 was adopted: “An Ordinance to provide for lien upon real estate for all utility bills due and owing to the City of Stephenson”.
Fox Power, Inc. was awarded the contract for the replacement of some electric poles in the City.
The City’s Fire Department will be taking over the recycling of pop and beer cans.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on August 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation was held. The Fire Department report was given.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $122,921.23 were approved.
Ordinance #141 was introduced: “An Ordinance to provide for lien upon real estate for all utility bills due and owing to the City of Stephenson”.
SAW Grant reimbursement request #8 in the amount of $4,449.00 was approved.
The contract with the City’s current assessor was renewed for another two (2) years.
Resolution #2018-05: “A Resolution to waive the collection of penalties for failure to file property transfer affidavits” was adopted.
As of July 1st the City will no longer be accepting recyclable pop and beer cans.
Committee reports were given. Budget amendments were approved.
Correspondence was read. A donation to the Village of Daggett for the Mid-County Fourth of July Celebration was approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on July 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The budget hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018/2019 was held at 6:30 p.m.
There were no public comments on it.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation was held. A resident addressed the council on behalf of the Stephenson Youth Baseball League. City Assessor John Anderson reported on his assessing duties.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $112,475.41 were approved.
The property tax rate for fiscal year 2018/2019 was set. It will remain at 11.0 mills.
The budget for fiscal year 2018/2019 was approved. Effective July 1, 2018 electric rates will increase by $.005/kwh and, water and sewer rates will increase 3%.
Resolution #18-04, authorizing signers for the East River Road Project, was adopted.
SAW Grant reimbursement request #7 in the amount of $3,431.19 was approved.
Committee reports were given. Brush and bagged leaves will be picked up until May 25th.
The City received a $3,600.00 mini-grant from Aquila Resources to blacktop the east and south sides of the Multi-Purpose Pavilion in Erickson Park. The City opted-out of PA 95.
Correspondence included a letter from the Michigan Municipal League requesting funds to help the City of Escanaba in their “Big Box” legal case with Menards. $500.00 was approved to contribute.
Comments were received. The July council meeting will be rescheduled to July 12, 2018.
The meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on June 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
The Community Coordinator for Aquila Resources introduced herself.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $167,212.67 were approved, which included a transfer to a reserve account of $56,270.00.
The Treasurer’s Report for 2017 was accepted.
A bid for dirt work for a second baseball field at Erickson Park was approved if the City proceeds with the project. The project is placed on hold for now.
Resolution #18-03 was adopted. It changes the deadline for City nominating petitions to the August Primary date.
Committee reports were given. The council approved the purchase of a new ½ ton pickup for the DPW department.
Correspondence included a thank you note from the Barb Palzewicz Hope Memorial Cancer Walk.
Employee wages were approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. A Public Hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the council meeting to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018/2019. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP. Proposals for a diaphragm pump and hauling of biosolids and land applications were accepted.
Bills totaling $240,516.62 were approved, which included a transfer of a certificate of deposit of $106,345.00.
SAW Grant pay request #6 in the amount of $1,112.40 was approved.
A Resolution adopting the MERS Defined Contribution Plan for new hires was approved.
A proposal for the City's annual fire extinguisher inspection was accepted.
Committee reports were given. Two financial institutions were added to the list of institutions that the City can deposit funds in. Budget amendments were approved. The placing of purchases over $1,000.00 on the City's depreciation schedule was approved.
Correspondence was read. A donation to the Barb Palzewicz Hope Memorial Fund was approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on April 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included comments from Superintendent Ron Graft of the Stephenson Area Public Schools, and a presentation of the Civilian Service Medal by Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks to Mr. Mike Oakley for his citizen assistance in a recent situation.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP. Baby wipes are being flushed down the sewer lines, causing the grinder to be plugged.
Bills totaling $165,299.47 were approved, which included a transfer to reserve accounts of $51,380.00.
The auditor's report for fiscal year 2016/2017 was approved.
Mr. Matt Hooker was approved as the new WWTP operator.
The council approved allowing the City's assessment data to be available on the Menominee County website.
SAW Grant pay request #5 in the amount of $29,673.81 was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on March 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP. All parameters were met for the month of December.
Bills totaling $113,987.29 were approved.
Resolution #18-01: A resolution opting-out of Medical Marihuana Facilities within the City of Stephenson was adopted.
An appointment and reappointments were made to the Board of Review.
The council approved participating in the Menominee County Three-Way Road Funding Program.
Committee reports were given. The council approved opting-out of the Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act, adopted an amended participation agreement for the MERS Health Care Savings Program, and approved the hiring of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included comments regarding Medical Marijuana, and a report from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department about their law enforcement activities in the City for the month of October.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $108,690.55 were approved.
Motion was made and supported to draft a resolution to opt out of Medical Marijuana Facilities in the City of Stephenson.
Resolution #17-04: “A resolution to adopt poverty exemption income guidelines and asset test" was adopted.
SAW Grant reimbursement request #4 for $2,224.80 was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on January 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included reports from the City Assessor and Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, and comments from others interested in opening Medical Marijauna businesses in the City.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $100,602.20 were approved.
Resolution #17-03: “A resolution to change the City Election Petition Filing Date from the 12th Tuesday prior to the City election date to the 15th Tuesday prior to the City election date” was adopted.
Committee reports were given. Dixon Engineering, Inc. was approved to complete a drained inspection of the City’s water tower. Karcz Utility Sales will complete a pole inspection of the City’s electric poles. Jody Monette was hired as a part-time fill-in for the City Clerk.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on December 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $96,561.86 were approved.
SAW Grant pay request #3 for $21,809.78 was approved.
A bid for $3,000.00 for the used 1998 John Deere lawnmower was accepted.
The final insurance claim settlement for hail damage to City building roofs from 2015 was accepted.
Committee reports were given. U.P. Engineers & Architects were awarded the bid for engineering services for the East River Road project. The City approved Hannula Agency as the City’s property and liability insurance carrier for the next year.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on November 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
City Assessor John Anderson reported on his assessing duties.
A report was given on the activities of the WWTP.
Bills totaling $131,091.53 were approved.
Wayne Coleman was approved as a member of the Compensation Commission.
Committee reports were given. Budget transfers were approved.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A City resident addressed the council regarding the road he lives on.
A report of the WWTP for the month of July was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $143,207.67 were approved.
The contract for 2017/2018 with Menominee County for contracted law enforcement services was approved.
SAW Grant Disbursement Request #2 was approved.
A new lawnmower will be purchased to replace the old one that is nineteen years old.
Updated cross connection control program rules were adopted.
A dump truck will be parked at the Municipal Building on Wednesdays (until Fall) to allow City residents to dispose of their brush and bagged yard waste. The bagged yard waste needs to be placed in recyclable bags.
Committee reports were given. Keeter Construction was approved to replace the driveways affected by a broken water line on Willow Street. He had the low quote of $1,400.00 to do the work.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on September 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 6:00 p.m.
Public participation included an introduction from an employee of U.P. Engineers & Architects.
A report of the WWTP for the month of June was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $132,994.76 were approved.
A Menominee County Sheriff’s Deputy gave the quarterly report of law enforcement activities in the City.
Resolution No. 17-02 to apply to the Secretary of State for a grant to purchase a new voting system was adopted.
The council approved asphalt patches on some streets that were dug up for water and sewer line repairs.
SAW Grant Disbursement Request #4 was approved.
A letter of interest to renew the law enforcement contract with Menominee County will be sent to the Menominee County Board.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received. Appreciation was expressed to council member Dale Parrett for all of his work in organizing the 4th of July Celebration again this year.
The meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on August 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included comments from State Representative Beau LaFave.
A report of the WWTP for the month of May was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $108,141.52 were approved.
Change Order #1 and Pay Request #1 for the Multi-Purpose Pavilion Restroom construction project were approved.
SAW Grant Disbursement Request #3 was approved.
Traffic Control Order No. 20 was rescinded.
Committee reports were given.
Budget amendments were approved.
Correspondence was read.
A $500.00 donation was received from the Menominee County Pheasant Club to be used toward the construction of the Multi-Purpose Pavilion Restroom.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The Budget Hearing on the proposed 2017/2018 budget was held at 6:45 p.m.
The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included a report from Assessor John Anderson on his assessing duties, and a report from the organizer of the car show who stated there would be no car show in the City.
A report of the WWTP for the month of April was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $85,334.23 were approved.
The budget for fiscal year 2017/2018 was adopted.
The property tax millage rate was increased from 9.5 mills to 11 mills.
Traffic Control Order No. 20 was adopted.
Items for the SAW Grant were approved-Disbursement Request #2, Agreement with Tunnel Vision, and Amendment to the Engineering Agreement.
An offer to purchase City property was presented. A counter offer was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Ayres Associates were approved to complete the City’s bridge inspections.
Budget amendments were approved.
Updating of the City’s website was approved.
Employee wages were approved.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:53 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included sidewalk repair, a request from a person with the Stephenson Community Easter Egg Hunt, and a report from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on law enforcement activities in the City for the first three months of 2017.
A report of the WWTP for the month of March was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $98,136.99 were approved.
Johnson & Rennie, LLC of Menominee, MI was approved for auditing services for the City.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted.
The Asset Management Financial Plan agreement for the SAW (Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater) Grant was approved.
Traffic Control Order No. 19 was adopted.
A donation was approved for the Community Easter Egg Hunt.
Committee reports were given. The bathrooms in Erickson Park are now open.
Water Flushing of the water mains will take place the week of April 10th.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. prior to the council meeting to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included sidewalk repair, the September Car Show and proposed second baseball field at Erickson Park.
A report of the WWTP for the month of February was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $96,275.31 were approved.
Donations approved for the Fourth of July Committee, Crime Stoppers and the BP Hope Memorial Cancer Fund.
Budget Committee members were appointed.
Johnson Builders were awarded the bid for the new restrooms near the Multi-purpose Pavilion at Erickson Park.
A land division application was approved.
A counteroffer for a property owner was approved.
Committee reports were given. The ice rink is done for the season.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A listing of members for the Car Show Committee was submitted. The Car Show will take place on September 16, 2017.
A report of the WWTP for the month of January was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $93,944.53 were approved.
Mayor Bengry read a statement from the Council regarding the medical marijuana provisioning Center: “On January 11, 2017 there was a meeting of the City Council of the Whole. Public comments were reviewed regarding a medical marijuana provisioning center within the City. At this time no formal action will take place on the item. The City Council will continue to take comments and study the item further. When the item will be brought before the Council for final action, the item will be placed on the agenda. If the City does decide to allow a medical marijuana provisioning center it will be located in the City’s Industrial Park area on the west side of the City”.
Car Show Committee members were approved.
Discussion was held on what date the Fourth of July Celebration should take place on- July 1st or July 4th. Feedback from the public will be sought.
The Council approved a letter of support for the 4 Wheel trail through the City.
Council member Dale Parrett was appointed to serve as the City representative to the CUPPAD Commission.
The Council approved the Compensation Commission’s recommendations for pay for the Mayor and Council members.
Incident, Accident and Requisition forms were approved.
Committee reports were given. Changes to the Employee Handbook Policy were approved.
The City will place an ad for request for proposals for an auditor. A donation was approved for the McCue Scholarship Fund.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on March 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
City Assessor John Anderson reported on his assessing duties.
Comments were received regarding a medical marijuana dispensary (provisioning center) in the City. The Council will review the comments along with others that were submitted to the City Hall office.
A report from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department on law enforcement activities in the City was presented.
A report of the WWTP for the month of December was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $104,953.41 were approved.
A donation was made to the car show to take place in September at the Multi-Purpose Pavilion.
An engineering agreement with U.P. Engineers & Architects to complete the City’s asset management plan for the sanitary sewer system and the waste water treatment plant was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Resolution #17-01: “Performance Resolution for Governmental Agencies” was adopted.
The council approved the writing off of older delinquent accounts.
A budget amendment was approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on February 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report of the WWTP for the month of November was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $145,308.62 were approved.
The City will receive oral and written comments from City residents regarding whether or not the City should allow a medical marijuana dispensary business within the City limits.
Comments will be received at City Hall until the January 5, 2017 council meeting. Comments will also be received during the public participation portion of the January council meeting.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the downtown area.
The meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on January 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
Mr. Ettenhofer addressed the council regarding the car show for next year.
A report of the WWTP for the month of October was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $110,351.59 were approved.
A land division application for RSBR Investments, LLC in regard to property located at S723 US Hwy 41 was approved.
The City’s Language Access Plan for Limited English Proficiency Persons was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received. The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on December 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the downtown area.
The meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report of the WWTP for the month of September was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $106,688.33 were approved.
Resolution No. 16-07 approving a grant submission to the Par Plan was adopted.
New State legislation that allows licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in communities was discussed.
A letter from the State of Michigan DEQ states the City is eligible for grant assistance for its wastewater asset management plan.
A report on the City’s ISO rating was given.
The council approved looking at adding a second baseball field in Erickson Park.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on November 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
Deputy Hanson from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department reported on the Department’s activities in the City.
Tim Ettenhofer addressed the council regarding the placement of audio speakers in the Downtown area.
The council adopted Resolution #16-06 to approve a micro brewer license for Threefold Vine, LLC.
A report of the WWTP for the month of August was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $180,667.56 were approved.
Reappointments were made to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Compensation Commission.
Peshtigo Asphalt’s low bid of $27,751.00 was approved for street patches and repairs.
Committee reports were given. A transfer of funds was approved to go towards the City’s share of sidewalk replacement. Hannula Agency was approved as the City’s property and liability insurance carrier for 2016/2017.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on October 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report of the WWTP for the month of July was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $90,346.52 were approved.
The Council approved placing the Downtown Development Authority on an indefinite hold.
John Anderson’s contract was renewed for two years at the same rate it is now. Mr. Anderson is the City’s Assessor.
The Council approved transferring of funds to pay off the City’s snow plow loan.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received. Assessor John Anderson reported on his assessing duties.
The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on September 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report of the WWTP for the month of June was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $82,756.92 were approved.
The City’s Energy Optimization Plan for 2016-2019 was approved.
The annual Law Enforcement contract with Menominee County was approved.
A part-time summer help person was hired.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on August 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The public hearing on the proposed change of the City election from November of even years to November of odd years was held. No public comments were received.
The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
The City Assessor reported on his assessing duties. Mrs. Dana Dziedzic introduced herself. She is a candidate for the 108th District State Representative. The Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority addressed the council. A Menominee County Sheriff’s Deputy reported on activities within the City for the month of May.
A report of the WWTP for the month of May was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $81,759.52 were approved.
Resolution No. 16-05 “A resolution to change election year” was adopted.
Ray Payment was approved as the City’s auditor for fiscal year 2016/2017.
By consensus of the council it was decided to sell City property No. 55-052-0-623-020-00 across from Family Dollar on US 41 in Stephenson.
Committee reports were given. The City will hire a part-time person for the summer. Budget amendments were approved.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on July 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 convened at 6:30 p.m.
The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
A citizen addressed the council.
A report of the WWTP for the month of April was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $193,417.88 were approved.
The council set the mileage rate for fiscal year 2016/2017 at 9.5 mills, which is the same rate as last year.
The council adopted the City’s budget for fiscal year 2016/2017.
The council approved opting out of PA 95.
Committee reports were given. Water monthly base rates will increase by $.37 and sewer monthly base rates will increase by $.64, effective July 1, 2016. Utility billing late fees will be lowered from $25.00 to 1.5% of the customer’s bill.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on June 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. A public hearing will be held prior to the meeting at 6:50 p.m. to hear comments on changing the City election from November odd years to November even years.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



Public comments were received for the request of vacating a portion of the alley located West of US 41 and East of Menominee Street and North of South Drive. There were no comments.
The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
Members of the Stephenson Eagle Booster Club and the DDA addressed the council. A request for dugouts at the ball field in Erickson Park was also presented.
Discussion was held on the dissolution of the DDA. No decisions were made.
A report of the WWTP for the month of March was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $114,987.50 were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was accepted.
Resolution #2016-04: “Resolution to abandon a portion of alley west of US 41 and East of Menominee Street and North of South Drive” was adopted.
Resolution #2016-02: “Resolution for setting a minimum amount of funds to keep in the Electric Fund account” was adopted.
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2016/2017 was presented to the council members.
Committee reports were given. The City will make a loan to the Fire Dept. A budget amendment was approved.
Bagged leaves and brush will be picked up until May 20th.
Correspondence was read. A donation was approved for the Veteran’s Memorial Day Committee. A letter from CUPPAD regarding a grant program was presented.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. prior to the council meeting to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
A resident, and a representative from the Menominee County Pheasant Club addressed the council.
The Assessor gave a report on his assessing duties.
A report of the WWTP for the month of February was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $110,777.22 were approved.
Discussion was held on possible security measures for the City Hall.
Committee reports were given. A budget amendment was approved. A resolution “MERS Uniform 457 Supplemental Retirement Program Resolution” was adopted. The program is for employee contributions. The dissolution of the Downtown Development Authority was approved. A new laptop for the DPW department was approved.
Correspondence was read. A donation was approved for the Barb Palzewicz Hope Memorial Cancer Walk.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on April 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk



The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
A resident addressed the council.
A report of the WWTP for the month of January was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $153,202.23 were approved.
Wayne Mulzer was reappointed as an alternate to the Board of Review.
A new pickup will be purchased for the DPW department.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on March 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
A resident addressed the council.
A report of the WWTP for the month of December was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $101,950.94 were approved.
Council appointments were approved.
Al Raether and Stanley Lesperance were approved to serve on the Board of Review.
Committee reports were given.
The 1990 snow plow/dump truck was sold to Roger Pellegrini who was the highest bidder with a price of $6,792.00.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received. The Board of Review will start on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on February 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk