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
December 6, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:08 p.m.
The City Assessor addressed the council regarding upcoming changes in her assessment duties.
The report of the WWTP for the month of November was reviewed.
Bills totaling $86,933.65 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the new well project was given.
An increase in the assessorís contract was approved to cover her additional duties.
Reappointments were made to the compensation commission.
Committee reports were given. A proposed snowmobile ordinance was introduced.
The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on January 3, 2008.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


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City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
October 4, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Residents addressed the council in regard to the sidewalk replacement program in the City, and unleashed dogs.
The report of the WWTP for the month of September was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $106,563.16 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the new well project was given.
A charitable gaming license resolution for the Friends of the Menominee County Library was approved.
A donation to Project Stephenson was approved.
Reappointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals were approved.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on November 1, 2007.
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
September 6, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A resident addressed the council in regard to the placing of sidewalks in the City.
The report of the WWTP for the month of August was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $74,116.28 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the operations of the WWTP and on the new well project were given.
An agreement with BS & A for support for the equalizer assessing system was approved.
A report was given on the preliminary evaluation of a grant the City had submitted to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.
A bid was awarded for the sale of the municipal car.
The audit report for fiscal year 2006/2007 was approved.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on October 4, 2007.
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
August 2, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
There was no public participation.
The report from Earth Tech for the month of July was reviewed. All parameters were met. As of July 20, 2007 the operations of the wastewater treatment plant will be done by the City.
Bills totaling $96,890.52 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
The two employees that had worked for the contractual services firm at the wastewater treatment plant have been hired by the City until September 1st. The City will advertise for a full-time wastewater treatment plant operator, with applications to be received by August 7th.
Radium profiles were done on two of the Cityís wells.
One offer was received for a vacant lot that is city owned.
Bids will be received for the sale of the Cityís municipal vehicle.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on September 6, 2007.
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
July 5, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
The report of Earth Tech for the month of June was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $203,432.14 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
Contractual Services for the wastewater treatment plant was discussed.
A proposal was received for a vacant lot that is City owned. A notice will be placed in the paper noting the City would accept counter proposals.
The council approved a resolution granting a charitable gaming license for the West Bagley Homemakerís Club.
Committee reports were given. Bids will be received for the sale of the 1986 Chevy bucket truck.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on August 2, 2007.
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
June 14, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
The report of Earth Tech for the month of May was reviewed. All parameters were met. Bills totaling $86,670.45 were approved.
Two land divisions within the City were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
An update on the well#4 project was given.
Revisions to the utility policy were approved.
Ray Payment was approved as the Cityís auditor.
Committee reports were given. Budget amendments were approved.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on July 5, 2007.
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 5, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
The report of Earth Tech for the month of March was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $79,875.79 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
The revised Operations and Maintenance Manual for the WWTP has been approved by the MDEQ.
In conjunction with this, a resolution was adopted to reduce staffing at the WWTP from 80 to 60 hours per week.
An update on the new well project was given.
Donations to the local little league baseball teams were approved.
The Treasurerís report was reviewed and approved.
A resolution authorizing the use of BS & A computerized data base as the tax roll was adopted.
A performance resolution for governmental bodies was adopted.
Due to budgetary constraints the code enforcement position was tabled.
Minor revisions and corrections to language in articles one through three of the Cityís Zoning.
Ordinance was introduced. These proposed revisions will be available for public review at City Hall, with action to be taken on them at the May council meeting.
Brush and bagged leaves will be picked up until May 4th.
A donation was given to the Veteranís Memorial Committee.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 3, 2007. A budget hearing will be held prior to the council meeting- at 6:30 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


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City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
February 1, 2007

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A resident addressed the council regarding snowmobiles being driven at a high rate of speed in the City.
The report of Earth Tech for the month of January was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $114, 480.16 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the revised Operations and Maintenance Manual for the WWTP was presented.
Statements of Qualifications for the new well grant project will be reviewed by the Utility committee.
A resolution to change the City election from May in even-numbered years to November in odd- numbered years was approved.
A reappointment to the Board of Review was approved.
Donations to the Mid-County Rescue Squad and the Fourth of July Committee were approved.
An ad will be taken out in the Stephenson High School Annual.
The compensation committee recommendations were referred to committee for review.
Committee reports were given. A letter of resignation from the Utility Billing/Deputy Clerk was read.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on March 1, 2007.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


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