Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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March 14, 2011



March 14, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by President Boddie at 6:00 PM at the Village Hall.

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

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING The Public Budget Hearing was convened at 6:01 PM. There being no comments from the public, the hearing was closed.

FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE The Cash Balances report was distributed. The 2010-2011 budget was amended in accordance with the distributed report (Aux. Book III E). (Borel/Wilkes/P) The recommended budget for 2011-2012 was approved as printed (Aux. Book IV E). (MacKrell/Langford/P) The Cash Disbursements for February 2011 were approved as printed (Aux. Book V E (1)). (Langford/Al-Awar/P)


MINUTES Minutes of the February 14, 2011 Trustees meeting were approved as printed. (Wilkes/MacKrell/P)


Zoning and Planning Administrator (Perry) No report.

Planning Commission (Boddie) The Planning Commission subcommittee is actively working on the zoning ordinance. A draft for Trustee review is expected in June 2011.


Water (Wilkes) Two items not in the written committee report: 1) the leaking water line at 155/175 Underdown will be replaced with work starting this week; and 2) quotations for an emergency backup generator for the water system will be sought from four providers. BHV water charges as addressed in the committee report were discussed. There was insufficient support for a sliding scale of water rates that would increase with usage, but Ordinance No. 6 will be amended to set a flat rate of 33 per hundred cubic feet with a $10 minimum charge. (Borel/Langford/P) Shut off process/penalties will also be investigated.

Environmental (Butterwick) No report.
Long Range Planning
(MacKrell) No report.
(Langford) No report.
(Benson) No report
(Al-Awar) No report.
(Butterwick) No report.
Zoning/ZO Revision
(Perry) No report.


AT&T Installation work has been completed. The company will return to restore vegetation; also a certified surveyor will reseat a survey monument that was displaced.

IDEP Ordinance The proposed Illicit Discharge Elimination Prevention ordinance was adopted as printed. (MacKrell/Wilkes/P)


Film Request A request to allow filming for a movie was discussed. At a meeting of Trustee Al-Awar, Supt. Esch and the film company representative on 2/17/11, the process was set that the neighbors would be asked, the Board would review the responses, and if neighbors did not support the project permission would not be given. Twenty-one letters were sent; replies were 5 yes, 6 no, 10 no response. While those in favor answered briefly, those opposing the project were specific about concerns regarding too much large equipment on the roadways, too many people both with the film company and outside spectators and too much disruption to the neighborhood/community as a whole. Based on the overall response the request was denied. (Wilkes/MacKrell/P with Benson voting no) A letter will be sent to the resident who submitted the request.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM. (Borel/Boddie/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk      Approved 4/11/11