Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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January 10, 2011



January 10, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by President Boddie at 6:04 PM at the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Trustees Al-Awar, Boddie, Borel, Butterwick, Izenberg, Langford, MacKrell and Wilkes. Absent: Trustee Benson.
Others attending: ZPA Perry, Asst. Treasurer King, Supt. Esch, BHMC President Bultman and one resident.

PUBLIC COMMENT Regarding the proposed ordinances, a resident commented that from the original concept of cutting a few dangerous trees, the ordinances are now more complicated. The Village Superintendent is responsible for a number of things. The proposed ordinances don’t describe how the Superintendent will report to the Board of Trustees and interact with the various committees. Mr. Wilkes arrived

BHV/BHMC Exclusions to the easement language were discussed; exclusion for a possible fire station was not supported. (MacKrell/Butterwick/F: yes—Butterwick, MacKrell; no—Al-Awar, Boddie, Borel, Izenberg, Langford, Wilkes ) Funds up to $15,000 were approved for surveys, appraisals and environmental assessments. (Langford/MacKrell/P) It was clarified that the BHV proposal includes both purchase of development rights and purchase of land with the two parts being inseparable. A BHMC Special Shareholder Meeting is scheduled for January 18, 2011.

MINUTES Minutes of the December 13, 2010 Trustees meeting were approved with one correction: page two, MERS, the cost is $290 rather than $150. (Wilkes/MacKrell/P)

FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE The Cash Balances report was distributed, along with a Revenue and Expenditure report. Revenue to date is a bit lower than anticipated due to lower interest rates on investments. Other accounts are under budget resulting in an overall surplus. The Cash Disbursements for December 2010 (Aux. Book I E (8)) were approved as printed. (Al-Awar/Wilkes/P)


Zoning and Planning Administrator (Perry) No report.

Planning Commission (Boddie) President Boddie appointed the following Commissioners: Charles Hescheles, 3-year term; Laura Weingartner, 3-year term; William Boddie, 1-year term. The Trustees concurred.


Recreation (JEsch for Benson) The Trustees chose Thursday May 19, 2011 as the date for the Spring Social at Barton Hills Country Club.

Water (Wilkes) In addition to the written committee report water rates were discussed. Information on actual costs will be compiled. Mrs. MacKrell commented on Huron River Watershed Council activities.

Environmental (Butterwick) No report.

Long Range Planning (MacKrell) No report.

Personnel (Langford) No report.

Roads(Al-Awar) No report.

Security (Butterwick) No report.

Zoning/ZO Revision (Perry) No report.


Ordinances Following discussion three proposed ordinances were adopted:

No. 34 Single Lot Assessments

No. 35 Village Superintendent

No. 36 Trees (MacKrell/Al-Awar/P)

AT&T A Utility Permit application has been received from AT&T that reflects a satisfactory resolution.


Concern was expressed for holiday lights still on well into the new year. A possible light ordinance will be explored.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM. (Borel/Izenberg/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk          Approved 2/14/11