Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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April 11, 2011



April 11, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by President Pro Tem Butterwick at 6:31 PM at the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Trustees Al-Awar, Benson, Borel, Butterwick, Izenberg, Langford, MacKrell and Wilkes. Absent: Trustee Boddie (on speakerphone).
Others attending: Asst. Treasurer King, Supt. Esch, permit applicants/professional consultant and three residents.

WALL PERMIT Public comment: one resident asked that drainage for the driveway be improved to prevent erosion in the adjoining ravine. The application for a wall permit to improve the retaining wall and guard rail along the driveway at 903 Oakdale Road was approved. (Wilkes/Al-Awar/P)

PUBLIC COMMENT Two residents spoke concerning the abundance of deer, citing damage to property and hazard to motorists. The Environmental Committee will research the factors involved in the dissolution of the deer thinning program two years ago and what options may be available.

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

FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE The Cash Balances report was distributed. The Cash Disbursements for March 2011 were approved as printed (Aux. Book V E (2)). (Wilkes/Benson/P)

Zoning and Planning Administrator
(Perry) No report.

Planning Commission (Boddie) The Planning Commission will meet next week. A draft of the revised zoning ordinance is expected to be ready for Trustee review at the June 13, 2011 meeting.

(Benson) Invitations have been distributed for the BHV Social to be held on May 12, 2011.

Water (Wilkes) The leaking water line at 155/175 Underdown was replaced at a cost of $5,990 (committee estimate was $6,000). The Water Committee written report was corrected as to the provider. Continued membership in the Middle Huron Partnership was approved at a cost of $300 for a two year agreement. (MacKrell/Langford/P)

Personnel (Langford) A final version of the Employee Manual will be distributed. Employees will be reimbursed for medical expenses per a previous agreement.

Roads (Al-Awar) Asphalt prices are expected to be up 10% from last year. Road paving and pothole patching will be done later in the spring/summer. The radar speed sign will be moved soon. AT&T will repair the shoulder damage from their project.

Environmental (Butterwick) No report.

Long Range Planning (MacKrell) No report.

Security (Butterwick) No report.

Zoning/ZO Revision (Perry) No report.

Ordinance Amendment
Proposed Ordinance No. 38 to amend Ordinance No. 6 (first reading). The ordinance will be changed to provide a longer time period before the shut off process for unpaid water bills is applied.


--Trees along Barton Shore Drive near the Lower Gate were treated for gall last summer; they will be examined this year to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

--Quotations are being sought for an emergency generator for the water system.

--The Planning Commission will research the question of construction projects that donít seem to be moving ahead in a reasonable time period.

--Petitions are available for the five seats on the Board of Trustees that will be decided at the September 13, 2011 election.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 PM. (Wilkes/MacKrell/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk     Approved 5/9/11