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02/04/2013
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VILLAGE OF BERRIEN SPRINGS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
 
Minutes of the Village of Berrien Springs Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, February 04, 2013.
President Milt Richter called the council meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: President Milt Richter, President Pro Tem Barry Gravitt, Trustees Bob Caulpetzer, Lonna Johnson, Lance Parrish, Sandy Swartz, Attorney DeFrancesco and Clerk Sheri Kesterke.
Absent:  Trustee Jim Allred.
Also Present: Journal Era, BSOPD Deputy Chief Smiedendorf.
 
All stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:
Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held January 21, 2013.
*Moved by Sandy Swartz seconded by Lance Parrish to approve the minutes of the Regular Council Meeting held January 21, 2013 as presented.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Minutes of the Council Workshop held January 28, 2013.
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to approve the minutes of the Council Workshop held January 28, 2013.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
CORRESPONDENCE:
Berrien County Board of Commissioners – notice received announcing board vacancies.
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission – Quarterly newsletter received
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce – January 25, 2013 newsletter received.
Central County Connection – February newsletter received.
State Representative Al Pscholka – Legislative update received.
 
Audience Comments:
None
 
DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF RICK SMIEDENDORF
Deputy Police Chief Rick Smiedendorf gave a quarterly report to the council, along with a handout. 
 


COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE AND PERSONNEL – Bob Caulpetzer, Chair
Chair Bob Caulpetzer gave a synopsis of the special committee meeting held January 31, 2013.


Pay Bills
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to approve the bills in the amount of $26,014.23.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
 
 
Abonmarche Invoice #106005 – Safe Routes to School.
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Lonna Johnson to pay Abonmarche invoice #106005 for Safe Routes to School Project in the amount of $3,730.10.   Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Fleis & VandenBrink Invoice #34972 – Water & Sewer Improvements Project.
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to approve invoice # 34972 to Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering for the Water & Sewer Improvements Project in the amount of $2,237.15 and forward to USDA RD for payment.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Fleis & VandenBrink Invoice #34979 – Hamilton Street Reconstruction Project.
*Moved by Bob Caulpetzer seconded by Barry Gravitt to pay invoice #34979 to Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering for Hamilton Street Reconstruction Project work in the amount of $2,657.26.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
1995 Ford F 7000
*Moved by Bob Caulpetzer seconded by Barry Gravitt to sell the old street department truck (1995 Ford F 7000) to Andrews University in the amount of $3,000.00.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Ordinance Enforcement Officer’s Old Computer
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Bob Caulpetzer to sell the old Ordinance Enforcement Officer’s computer, sealed bids from employees will be accepted by February 18, 2013.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Panasonic Fax Machine Annual Contract 
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Lance Parrish to approve the Panasonic Fax Machine Annual Contract with Copy Image.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
Hand Held Scanner for Treasurer
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Lance Parrish to purchase the hand held scanner from BS&A Software for the Treasurer’s office in the amount of $250.00.  Ayes, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
PUBLIC PROPERTIES AND ORDINANCE – Sandy Swartz, Chair
The next committee meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2013.
 
FIRE – Bill Dustin & Milt Richter Village Representatives
President Milt Richter gave a brief synopsis of the Fire Board Meeting held January 23, 2013.  Fire calls are down considerably from last year. 
 

PUBLIC UTILITIES – Lance Parrish, Chair

The next committee meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2013.
 
SHAMROCK PARK COMMITTEE – Jim Allred, Chair
The next committee meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2013.
 
 
LIBRARY BOARD – Sandy Swartz
No report at this time.
 
MEDIC 1 – Clerk Sheri Kesterke
The next Board Meeting is scheduled for February 28, 2013.

 RECREATION BOARD
Lance ParrishLance Parrish gave a brief update regarding registration taking place.
 
POLICE COMMISSION – President Milt Richter
The February meeting was cancelled.  Next scheduled meeting is March 7, 2013.

ONGOING BUSINESS

None
 
 NEW BUSINESS
     None
 
Audience Comments:
None
 
Adjournment
*Moved by Barry Gravitt seconded by Sandy Swart to adjourn at 7:28 p.m.  Aye, 6; Nays, 0.  Motion carried.
 
 
 
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Sheri Kesterke, MMC                                                  Milt Richter
Village Clerk                                                                Village President