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, 2012

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 $87,352.10 were approved.
Ordinance #122 (revision of 12/6/12) was introduced.: “The purpose of this ordinance is to control the practice of ‘Open Burning’ and ‘ Recreational Burning’ within the City of Stephenson.”
Committee reports were given. The council approved the purchase of a new sweeper attachment.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on January 3, 2013 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
November 1, 2012

Public comments on contracting out of law enforcement services were received at 6:30 p.m.
The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
City Assessor John Anderson reported to the council on his assessment duties.
A resident addressed the council about funding for renovations to a property.
A report of the WWTP for the month of October was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $103,963.37 were approved.
The council approved the contract with Menominee County to outsource the City’s law enforcement activities.
The council accepted a bid for a discounted price at the pump for gas for the City vehicles and equipment.
Committee reports were given. The council approved the purchase of a pump for well #2.
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on December 3rd at 6 p.m. in the downtown area.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on December 6, 2012 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
October 4, 2012

The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
The CEO/General Manager of the Stephenson Marketing Cooperative addressed the council.
A report of the WWTP for the month of September was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $107,039.68 were approved.
Revised Ordinance #115: “Dangerous Property, Junk and Abandoned Vehicles” was adopted.
Revised Ordinance #122: Ordinance “to control the practice of ‘Open Burning’ and ‘Recreational Burning’ within the City of Stephenson” was tabled for further review.
A land division application was approved.
Committee reports were given.
Bagged leaves and brush will be picked up until November 2nd.
The City will place a letter in the Menominee County Journal regarding Ballot Proposal 3.
The City will sign up for the Michigan Municipal League Gas Purchase program.
City radios will be updated as needed.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on November 1, 2012 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
September 6, 2012

The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
City Assessor John Anderson and Menominee County Treasurer Candidate Pat Barker addressed the council.
A report of the WWTP for the month of August was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $103,062.60 were approved.
Ordinance #134: “Ordinance addressing floodplain management provisions of the State Construction Code” was adopted. Resolution #12-05: “Michigan Community Resolution to manage Floodplain Development for the National Flood Insurance Program” was adopted.
The Audit report for fiscal year 2011/2012 was approved.
Hannula Agency’s quote for the City’s property and liability insurance was accepted.
Reappointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals were approved.
A reappointment to the Compensation Commission was approved.
Revised Ordinances #115 & #122 were introduced.
Committee reports were given.
Budget amendments were approved.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on October 4, 2012 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
August 2, 2012

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 $98,941.15 were approved.
Ordinance #134: “Ordinance addressing floodplain management provisions of the State Construction Code” was introduced.
The Merit Network Permit was approved.
A request for a scholarship program was granted.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on September 6, 2012 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
July 5, 2012

The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
A representative of the Stephenson Little League addressed the council.
A report of the WWTP for the month of June was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $70,780.74 were approved.
Appointments were made to the 911 Governing Board.
The City Assessor’s contract was renewed.
Committee reports were given.
The parks continue to be vandalized. The police are being notified of the incidents.
Correspondence was read. Renewal membership with CUPPAD was approved.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on August 2, 2012 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
June 7, 2012

The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
Representatives of the Healthy Youth Coalition addressed the council. City Assessor John Anderson gave an update on his activities.
A report of the WWTP for the month of May was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $121,182.29 were approved.
The consensus of the council was to not purchase a foreclosure lot in the City.
The council adopted Resolution #12-04: “A Resolution Recognizing James Gardiner”. Mr. Gardiner recently retired as Chief of the Stephenson Volunteer Fire Dept.
The council approved a land division application.
The council approved Ray Payment as the City’s auditor for fiscal year 2012/2013.
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 July 5, 2012 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
May 3, 2012

The public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012/2013 convened at 6:30 p.m. There were no public comments.
The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
There was no public participation.
A report of the WWTP for the month of April was reviewed.
All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $82,761.68 were approved.
The consensus of the council was to not support the placement of the City’s assessment cards online.
The council approved a liquor license for a local business.
The council approved a land division application.
The council adopted Resolution #12-03: “A resolution approving the grant submission for security cameras”.
The council adopted the City’s budget for fiscal year 2012/2013.
The council set the mileage rate at 8.5 mills, with the increased 1 mill being earmarked for street equipment and repairs.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
The meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on June 7, 2012 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 5, 2012 Regular Meeting

The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
The City Assessor gave an update on his assessment duties.
A report of the WWTP for the month of March was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $99,715.58 were approved.
The City will submit the 3rd phase of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program to the State of Michigan.
An appointment was approved for the Downtown Development Authority Board.
A land division application was approved.
The Budget Committee was appointed.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on May 3, 2012. A public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012/2013 will be held prior to the council meeting at 6:30 p.m. 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 1, 2012

The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
The council addressed a request by a local organization and also questions from a property owner.
The City Building Inspector reported to the council on items regarding the Building Code Department.
A report of the WWTP for the month of February was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $126,447.30 were approved.
The City will follow the State of Michigan Tax Commission’s calendar deadline for the payment of Winter property taxes, which is February 14th.
The Budget Committee was appointed.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on April 5, 2012.
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
February 28, 2012 Special Meeting

The special council meeting convened at 5 p.m.
There was no public participation.
Resolution #12-02- “City of Stephenson Five-Year Recreation Plan Resolution of Adoption” was adopted.
The council approved Brian White as Fire Chief and Ken Marklein as Assistant Fire Chief.
The meeting adjourned at 5:11 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk

City of Stephenson Council Proceedings
January 5, 2012

The public input session for the City’s 5-year Recreation Plan was held at 6:45 p.m. Comments were received.
The regular council meeting convened at 7 p.m.
A report of the WWTP for the month of December was reviewed. All parameters were met.
Bills totaling $103,519.81 were approved.
Appointments for City offices and committees were made.
Committee reports were given.
Correspondence was read.
Comments were received.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
The next regular Council meeting will be held on February 2, 2012.
Copies of the City Council proceedings are available at City Hall during regular business hours.


Respectfully submitted,
Judith St.Juliana
City Clerk