Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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November 14, 2011



November 14, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by President Pro Tem Butterwick at 6:02 PM at the Village Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Trustees Al-Awar, Benson, Borel, Butterwick, Langford, MacKrell and van der Velde. Absent: Trustees Boddie and Izenberg.

Others attending: Asst. Treasurer King, Supt. Esch, Washtenaw County Sheriff Emergency Management representative, three residents and one guest.

PUBLIC COMMENT One resident expressed appreciation for the amendment of the noise ordinance regarding construction hours, saying it has made a big difference this fall. The resident also thanked the Trustees for considering the deer situation, adding that deer were responsible for thousands of dollars of landscape loss over the years and especially in the past three years. Finally the resident requested follow up on the variance process relative to the 903 Oakdale project.    Mr. Al-Awar arrived

RESIDENT APPEAL The owner, contractor and realtor for 795 Oakdale presented information regarding the recent septic/water activities at the site. The Trustees will consider the written material/verbal presentation and respond to the owner in the near future.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT A representative of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office/Emergency Management Division presented information on the emergency warning siren system. The sirens are activated when specific emergencies are detected (tornado, high winds, hazardous materials accident, attack on US) for the purpose of alerting people outside that they need to go inside and turn on a radio to find out what the emergency is. Since a significant portion of BHV is not covered by existing sirens, a letter will be submitted to the Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force indicating BHV interest in further discussion. (van der Velde/MacKrell/P)

MINUTES Minutes of the October 10, 2011 Trustees meeting were approved as printed. (MacKrell/Benson/P)

FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE  The Cash Balances report was distributed. The Cash Disbursements for October 2011 were approved as printed (Aux. Book VII E (6)). (MacKrell/van der Velde/P)


Zoning and Planning Administrator (Perry) No report.

Planning Commission (MacKrell) The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for November 17, 2011 is being rescheduled to early December.


Environmental (Butterwick/MacKrell) Resident responses to the deer survey were not sufficient to support moving ahead with the proposal. BHMC will be asked about posting “No hunting” signs on their property. (MacKrell/Langford/P) Mr. van der Velde left

Recreation (Benson) The Halloween Hayride report was discussed. The committee will investigate options for next year.

Roads/Vehicles (Al-Awar) The planned paving projects have been completed at a cost just under $40,000 which is within the budgeted allowance.

Water (Davis) The written water report was acknowledged.

Long Range Planning (MacKrell) No report.

Personnel (Langford) No report.

Security (Butterwick) No report.

Zoning/ZO Revision (Perry) No report.



The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM. (MacKrell/Al-Awar/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk     Approved 12/12/11