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Clarkston Village

SUMMARY MINUTES April 26, 2010


375 Depot Road




April 26, 2010

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Arkwright followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Roll: Present Mayor Arkwright, Brueck, Hargis, Hunter, Inabnit, Roth

Absent- Gawronski

Others Present - City Manager Ritter

Moved by Inabnit, supported by Roth to, "Approve the Agenda as presented for April 26, 2010 after moving New Business 9.b- Oakland Park & Recreation presentation to 6.5". Motion carried.


Resident Joe Luginski - 71 North Main - is a member of the Mill Pond Lake Board. The upper pond water level went down last week by four or five feet. Residents on the upper pond had called and emailed complaining about the low water level. The upper and lower pond water level had gone down in three to four days and by Saturday of this week it was back up. Bob Roth adjusted the dam to let more water in the Mill Pond, according to Peg Roth. Councilwoman Roth suggested Mr. Luginski call Bob Roth regarding this matter.

Councilman Brueck noticed that the banner sign over Main Street was broken. The City Manager was already called regarding this banner sign and DPW will be fixing the sign this week.


Moved by Hunter, supported by Inabnit to, "Approve the Consent Agenda as presented:

Final minutes of 3/22/2010 Council meeting

Draft minutes of 4/12/2010 Council meeting

Treasurer's Report Trial Balance (By Fund) thru 3/31/2010

Income Statement General Fund thru 3/31/2010

Costco Charge Update and Explanation

Motion carried.

Mr. Mike Donnellon and Mr. Dan Stencil, Executive Director, representing the Oakland County Parks, presented to Council and residents an overview of what activities are currently available in the 13 Oakland County Parks. On August 3, 2010, Oakland County voters will be asked to vote on the renewal of a 10-year .2415 Millage for the purpose of operating, maintaining, improving and acquiring parks and recreation areas and facilities in Oakland County.

Resolved by Hunter, supported by Brueck to "Enter into an agreement with Energychek to perform the Energy Audit, Energy Conservation Strategy and create the Public Education Program, at a cost not to exceed $25,120."

Roll: Ayes Brueck, Inabnit, Roth, Arkwright, Hunter

Nayes Hargis

Absent Gawronski


Moved by Inabnit, supported by Roth to "Allow a Scamp Home Tour sign on the lawn of the 107 North Main home for the duration of the event."

Motion carried.

Moved by Hunter, supported by Inabnit to, "Allow the rally to take place on May 15, 2010 from 3 5 pm at Depot Park".

Motion carried.

Moved by Inabnit, supported by Roth to extend the Council meeting past 9 p.m.

Motion carried.

City Manager presented to Council the results of the RFP sent out for 2010 Lawn Mowing Bids for the City of the Village of Clarkston. City Manager stated that one of the bidders mows his lawn at home. Councilman Inabnit abstained from any discussion or voting on the RFP because his company bid on this RFP.

References were provided by most bidders, according to City Manager Ritter.

Resolved by Brueck, supported by Roth, "That the City of the Village of Clarkston approve CW2 Lawn Care up to $4,500 for the 2010 summer with the understanding that the current DPW labor expenses for lawn care will be saved by reducing the DPW hours by 16 per week."

Roll Call: Ayes Roth, Brueck

Nayes- Hunter, Arkwright, Hargis

Abstained- Inabnit

Absent Gawronski


Resolved by Hunter, supported by Arkwright to, "Accept CW2 Lawn Care to do the lawn mowing for the City of the Village of Clarkston for the summer of 2010 at a cost of $4,500 and that DPW workers be assigned to other tasks during this time and that the DPW Manager report to Council other tasks that have been accomplished during this "Saved Time".

Roll Call: Ayes Hunter

Nayes Arkwright, Brueck, Roth, Hargis

Abstained Inabnit

Absent - Gawronski


Meanwhile the DPW department will continue to mow the lawn for the City.

Meeting adjourned at 9:48 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet C. Gillespie

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