Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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December 9, 2013



December 9, 2013

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, Butterwick, Langford, MacKrell and van der Velde. Absent: Trustee Izenberg.
Others attending: Asst. Treasurer King, Supt. Esch and BHMC President MacKrell.

PUBLIC COMMENT One resident commented on the proposed Road Use ordinance saying that the language is unclear as to when it is appropriate for a pedestrian to be on the wrong side of the road and therefore subject to a large fine.

MINUTES Minutes of the November 11, 2013 Trustees meeting were approved as printed. (MacKrell/Al-Awar/P)

FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE The Cash Balances report was distributed. The Cash Disbursements for November 2013 were approved as printed (Aux. Book XIV E(9)). (Al-Awar/Butterwick/P)


Zoning and Planning Administrator (Perry) No report.
Planning Commission
(MacKrell/Perry) Atty. Laidlaw is reviewing the proposed zoning ordinance.


Roads/Vehicles (Al-Awar) AT&T has submitted drawings to add another antenna to the water tower. They have been advised that engineering review will be required at their expense. Supt. Esch was asked to add gravel to a low shoulder near the Lower Gate.

Environmental (Butterwick/MacKrell) A sign will be placed indicating where residents should leave cardboard in the recycling area. Mr. Borel arrived

Long Range Planning (MacKrell) No report.

Personnel (Langford) No report.

Recreation (Benson) No report.

Security (Butterwick) No report.

Water (Davis/Butterwick)

Zoning/ZO Revision (Perry) No report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Proposed ordinance No. 46 (Road Use) was adopted with the following change:

Section 3: “No person shall arrange, publicize or participate in an organized event to be held on Village roads…” (Butterwick/MacKrell/P)


--A tree overhanging Barton Shore Drive will be investigated further.

--The following dates were set for regular Trustee meetings in 2014: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 (Annual Meeting), June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 (Organization meeting) and December 8.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:24 PM. (MacKrell/Al-Awar/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk     Approved 1/13/14