Council Minutes

The City Council meets in regular session the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of the Stephenson Municipal Building.

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
May 4, 2017

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

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
April 6, 2017

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

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
March 2, 2017

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

February 2, 2017

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

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
January 5, 2017

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