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 4, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Roger Cole addressed the council regarding economic development within the City.
The report of the WWTP for the month of November was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $555,676.06 were approved.
Updates on the downtown and well construction projects were presented.
The Downtown Development Authority and Traffic Control Order #17 items were tabled until the January council meeting.
The Leaf & Brush Disposal item was referred to committee.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 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
November 6, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
A resident addressed the council regarding the disposal of the fall pick-up brush and bagged leaves.
The report of the WWTP for the month of October was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $71,175.77 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented. The project is near completion. Street paving has been completed. Restoration work will be completed shortly.
An update on the well construction project was presented. The project is progressing.
The 2006 edition of the Michigan Building Code was adopted. This edition is the latest version available.
Council meeting dates for 2009 were set. They will be held the first Thursday of the month except for the January meeting, which will be held on January 8th ; and the June meeting, which will be held on June 11th.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
October 9, 2008


The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Residents addressed the council regarding stray cats.
Menominee County Treasurer Linda Schneider stated she will be retiring from her position. Menominee County Treasurer candidate Diane Lesperance introduced herself to the council.
The report of the WWTP for the month of September was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling 356,614.24 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented. It is hoped to start street paving on Oct. 22nd.
An update on the well construction project was presented.
Mr. Ron Basso informed the council about the steps to establish a downtown development district.
Ms. Mary Fleissner of the Menominee Conservation District reported on her findings on recycling.
Council members will work on details for a celebration to be held after the downtown project is completed.
Committee reports were given.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 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
September 4, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
County commissioner candidate Dick Peterson and a landlord addressed the council during public participation.
The report of the WWTP for the month of August was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $78,072.37 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented. Barley Construction of Menominee has started on the construction.
An update on the well construction project was presented. The project is progressing well.
Due to a lack of quorum the next council meeting will be held on October 9th instead of October 2nd as previously scheduled.
The insurance committee was preapproved to award the city’s insurance policy renewal.
Resolution #08-07-“A resolution declaring intent to reimburse for expenditures” was approved.
A situation with the city assessor was discussed.
The AT & T permit extension- Metro Act was tabled for action until the October council meeting.
Committee reports were given. A $25.00 fee for all delinquent payments will be applied starting 10/21/08.
The lease agreement between the City and Alltel was approved.
There was no correspondence.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 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
August 7, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Public participation included dirty water and a noise problem.
The report of the WWTP for the month of July was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $119,215.07 were approved.
Barley Construction of Menominee, being the low bidder on the downtown development project, will be the contractor for that project. Construction will start shortly.
Bids for the well construction project were also let out. The Selmer Company of Green Bay, WI was the low bidder, and awarded the contract. Construction has started on this project.
Guidelines were defined regarding the posting of items on the City sign.
Financing for the downtown development project were discussed.
The Mayor addressed his meeting attendance, stating that some of his absences were due to attending other functions related to his position as Mayor, which he feels is very important.
A safety department issue was addressed.
The audit report for fiscal year 2007/2008 was approved.
Committee reports were given. Appreciation was expressed to Don Machalk and Sons for their generous donation of a load of wood chips which were placed in the playground area at Erickson Park.
There was no correspondence.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk


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City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
June 5, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Dick Peterson introduced himself to the council and stated he is a candidate for Menominee County Commissioner for District 4 in the upcoming August election.
The report of the WWTP for the month of May was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $75,806.07 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the new well project was given.
Ray Payment was appointed to audit the City’s financial records for the fiscal year 2007/2008.
Approval was given to update the City’s bookkeeping system.
A resolution “authorizing signers for the permanent closure of the Division Street railroad crossing to vehicular traffic” was adopted.
Committee reports were given. At May’s council meeting a .9 cents per kwh increase was approved. Finding this increase inadequate the council approved an additional .5 cents per kwh increase. The total increase effective July 1st will be 1.4 cents per kwh.
Budget amendments were approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Due to the 4th of July activities, the next regular Council meeting will be held on July 1, 2008.
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 3, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
Two residents addressed the council; one regarding concern with the box elder beetle population; the other regarding the downtown project and the proposed mining operation.
The report of the WWTP for the month of March was reviewed.
Bills totaling $95,696.74 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the new well project was given.
A 2-year contract with the City’s current assessor was approved.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 1, 2008. 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

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
March 6, 2008

The council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Mr. Howard Lock addressed the council in regard to renewing his cable franchise with the City for ten more years. The council approved the renewal of the franchise.
The report of the WWTP for the month of February was reviewed.
Bills totaling $110,180.97 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the new well project was given.
The council approved the hiring of a part-time law enforcement officer pending positive results of a background check.
Committee reports were given. The resignation of part-time law enforcement officer Stacie Kubick was approved. A budget committee was appointed.
The meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on April 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
January 3, 2008

The council meeting convened at 6:55 p.m.
Mr. Lloyd Matthes of CUPPAD addressed the council
The report of the WWTP for the month of December was reviewed.
Bills totaling $85,521.04 were approved.
An update on the downtown project was presented.
A report on the new well project was given.
The proposed snowmobile ordinance was tabled until the Fall.
Committee reports were given.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on February 7, 2008.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.

Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk