Barton Hills Village, Michigan

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March 12, 2018



March 12, 2018

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order by President Boddie at 6:07 PM at Walter Esch Hall.

ROLL CALL Present: Trustees Al-Awar, Benson, Boddie, Butterwick, MacKrell, Popp, Smith and Torres. Absent: Trustee Langford.
Others attending: Attys. Maynes, ZA Perry, Asst. Treas. King, Supt. Hnatow, BHMC President Curtner, one guest and seventeen residents.

SOLAR PERMIT Application for installation of rooftop solar panels at 500 Barton Shore Drive:

--The project was presented by Zoning Administrator Perry.

--The Public Hearing was convened at 6:10 PM. Written comments were received from the neighbors at 315 Corrie Road, asking for more information and expressing support for solar as long as there was not a problem with glare towards their house . There being no verbal comment, the hearing was closed at 6:11 PM.

--The Trustees requested a sample of the panels and any other information concerning potential reflection/glare towards the neighbors at 315 Corrie Road. The review was tabled to the April 9, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting (MacKrell/Benson/P)

MINUTES Minutes of the February 12, 2018 Trustees meeting were approved as printed. (Al-Awar/MacKrell/P) Minutes of the February 20, 2018 Special Trustees meeting were approved as printed. (MacKrell/Butterwick/P)

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING The Public Budget Hearing was convened at 6:18 PM. One resident commented on the proposed millage increase; one resident commented on the reserve fund. There being no further comments or questions from the public, the hearing was closed at 6:24 PM.


FINANCE/FINANCE COMMITTEE Written annual report.

The Cash Balances report was distributed.

The Amended Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 was adopted with the updated page 2 General Fund. (Aux. Book IV F(2)) (Butterwick/MacKrell/P)

The 2018-2019 Budget Resolution was adopted as distributed at the meeting.

(Aux. Book V F). (Butterwick/MacKrell/P)

The Cash Disbursements for February 2018 were approved as printed.
(Aux. Book II F(4)) (Butterwick/MacKrell/P)


Zoning Administrator (Perry) Written annual report.

Planning Commission (MacKrell) Written annual report. At their 3/6/18 meeting the Planning Commission appointed a committee to study glare/reflection relative to solar panels, roofs, other metallic/shiny surfaces that may have negative impact on neighbors.


Environmental (Butterwick/MacKrell) Written annual report.

Long Range Planning (MacKrell) Written annual report.

Personnel (Langford) Written annual report.

Recreation (Benson) Written annual report.

Roads/Vehicles (Al-Awar) Written annual report.

Security (Butterwick) Written annual report.

Water (Torres) Written annual report.

The Annual Committee Reports as printed in the Barton Bulletin were acknowledged.

CHARTER AMENDMENT The resolution to propose charter amendments/ballot questions, publication and tabling for 30 days was approved as printed. (MacKrell/Butterwick/P)


--Roads transfer. Since the charter amendment process will take more time than hoped (first available election date is in August 2018), the Board will send a letter of intent to Barton Hills Maintenance Corporation regarding the transfer. (Al-Awar/MacKrell/P)

--Washtenaw County Solid Waste. The resolution to approve the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan 2017 Amendment was approved. (MacKrell/Popp/P)


The meeting was adjourned at 6:46 PM. (MacKrell/Benson/P)

Janice K. Esch, Deputy Clerk     Approved 4/9/18