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Boyne City Commission minutes Jan. 12 – April 26

Boyne City officials are catching up on posting their legally required notices of minute synopses from Boyne City Commission meetings over the first half of 2016. Here are some of the back synopses just recently submitted to the Boyne City Gazette for publication. We will post/print more as they are made available to us. —Benjamin J. Gohs, Editor


CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
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January 12, 2016 – Approved the December 8, 2015 City Commission regular meeting minutes, approved the December 23, 2015 City Commission regular meeting minutes, approved the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board to appoint Darryl Parrish to serve on the Parks and Recreation Board for a four year term expiring December, 2019, approved a resolution recommending the application for a redevelopment on-premise Class C License for Stiggs Brewing Company to be located at 112 South Park Street, Boyne City, MI pursuant to Public Act 501 of 2006 and issued under MCL 436.1521 a(1)(b), approved the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board and City Staff to apply for a Building Healthy Communities Grant from MParks, approved the request of the Main Street Design Committee to submit a grant application to Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (and allow us to apply for other grant opportunities that may present themselves that would fit the mission of our project and funder) on behalf of the City, approved the concept proposal for the Born Learning Trail and allow the Leadership Charlevoix County group to move forward with the project proposal and work with City Staff on the design and implementation details, approved a proposal from Crandall Logging to remove the Aspen trees around the perimeter fence at the Wastewater Plant in the amount of $3,500, approved to authorize the changes to section 5.17 of the City’s personnel policy, approved to provide a letter of support to the Bay Area Transportation Authority and the Groundwork Center for Resilient Community’s Service Delivery and New Technology for a grant application for the northern Michigan passenger rail study and allow Groundwork to list the City of Boyne City as a supporter on the project website, and authorized staff to set up a City Commission retreat for March 7, 2016 contracting with Lew Bender at a cost of $2,000 plus travel expenses.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
minute synopsis
January 26, 2016 – Approved the January 12, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, Approved to accept the resignation of Heather Nalbock from the Boyne City Housing Commission effective immediately, approved the first reading to review the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance to define Building Height as recommended by the Planning Commission and schedule a second reading for the March 15, 2016 City Commission meeting, approved to submit an application in the amount of $25,000 for the Community Pavilion project and an application request in the amount of $25,000 for the Open Space Acquisition project, adopt the attached resolutions supporting the application of the projects, appointed Tom Neidhamer as the ex-officio City Commission Representative to the Planning Commission for a term concurrent with his elected term of office, adopted a proposed resolution opposing Public Act 269, and authorized staff to submit an application to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for Phase Two of the Historical Walking Tour project.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
minute synopsis
February 9, 2016 – Approved the January 26, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, accepted the Avalanche Resource Inventory and Management Plan, approved a plan for Avalanche Mountain bike plan proposed by TOMMBA, approved a contract with Northern Analytical Services in the amount of $8,950 for asbestos abatement design and demolition monitoring services, approved a proposal from Northern Lakes Economic Alliance to complete an income survey of the City of Boyne City residents to determine the percentage of Low and Moderate income residents in the amount of $10,000, approved the request to submit a proposal to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Notice of Funding Availability for Placemaking Initiatives if a qualifying project is identified prior to the February 12, 2016 deadline, approved and authorized the City Manager and / or City Clerk / Treasurer to execute any necessary paperwork to implement the proposed conversion of Consumers Energy’s owned and maintained mercury vapor streetlights in Boyne City to Light Emitting Diode types at an estimated cost of $13,770, and approved a 3% salary increase for the City Manager, retroactive to May, 2015 including the impact on benefits.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer
CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
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February 23, 2016 – Approved the February 9, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, Approved to appoint Jerry Kragenbrink to the Boyne City Historical District Commission for a three year term expiring November 30, 2019, and scheduled a Special Meeting for Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at noon to consider the awarding of the Asbestos Abatement Bids and authorize the City Manager and City Clerk / Treasurer to publish and sign the required notice.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
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March 1, 2016 – Approved the February 23, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, Approved to reappoint Oral Sutliff to the Board of Review for a three year term expiring January, 2019, awarded the contract for asbestos abatement of the City Hall building and Street Garage building to Quality Environmental Services in the amount of $84,000, approved a letter of opposition to House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720 and authorize its submittal to State House and Senate Representatives, and approved the request of the City Manager to go into closed session to consider the purchase of real property as provided in MCL 15.268 (d) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976) at 12:55 p.m.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
minute synopsis
March 15, 2016 – Approved the March 1, 2016 City Commission special meeting minutes, Approved to support the 2016 Boyne Thunder event to be held July 7-10, 2016; support the application to the Liquor Control Commission for a special license for the sale of beer, wine and spirits on the premises; and authorize City staff to work with the Boyne Thunder committee on needs and issues that may arise as event plans move forward, Approved the request from the Boyne City Farmers Market to apply for a one-day liquor license from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for its fundraising event on July 14, 2016 at Veterans Park, approved the second reading to review and approve of the Boyne City Zoning Ordinance to define Building Height as recommended by the Planning Commission, approved to award the bid for the construction of the new City Facilities project to Hallmark Construction of Traverse City for a revised amount of $5,993,374 and authorize the City Manager and / or City Clerk / Treasurer to execute the required documents necessary to undertake the project, approved to contract with DNS Residential Service to pack the larger, fragile, museum artifacts and also contract with Blanes’s Moving & Storage to pack the remaining larger and fragile shaped items and move all remaining artifacts to storage locations in the amount of $5,230, approved to apply for a grant to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund for the 475 North Lake Street Acquisition – Boyne City Open Space – for up to 75% of estimated value to purchase the property for future public recreational open space, currently estimated as a grant request of $1,500,000 and adopt the resolution of support as presented, approved to apply for a grant to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund for the Veterans Park Pavilion – for a $300,000 grant to remodel and expand the Veteran’s Park Pavilion as a year-round facility and adopt the resolution of support, approved to apply for a grant to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund for a $300,000 grant to construct Phase I of the Boyne City to Boyne Falls non-motorized trail from the Boyne City Airport to the Boyne Falls Public Schools and adopt the resolution of support, approved a request for a resolution of support for the 2016 SOBO Arts Festival event to be held June 24 and 25, 2016 and authorize City staff to work with the committee on needs and issues that may arise as event plans move forward including two food trucks in parking spaces, approved to adopt the Airport Model Aircraft / UAS on Airport Property Guidelines, approved to contract with Wachs Water to perform valve exercising and management in the amount of $15,140, and approved the request of the City Manager to go into closed session to consider strategy connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement as provided in MCL 15.268 (c) of the Michigan Open Meetings Act (PA 267 of 1976) at 9:25 p.m.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
minute synopsis
March 29, 2016 – Excused Commissioner Grunch from attending today’s meeting, approved the March 15, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, approved the recommendation of the Boyne City Historical Commission to appoint Marcia Lazarz, Lisa Alexander and Asuka Barden to the Boyne City Historical Commission for a three year term ending June 30, 2019, approved to re-award the bid for the construction of the new City Facilities project to Hallmark Construction of Traverse City for corrected amount of $6,593,374, and approved and authorized the City Manager to execute the necessary agreements with the Balzer Family Clock Works of Freeport, Maine to restore and make operational the City’s 1905 E. Howard Tower Clock as recommended at an estimated price of $85,744.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
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April 12, 2016 – Excused Commissioner Sansom from attending today’s meeting, approved the March 7, 2016 City Commission Work Session meeting minutes, approved the March 22, 2016 City Commission Budget Work Session meeting minutes, approved the March 29, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, approved to adopt the Resolution to Establish a General Operating Millage Rate of 15.51 for the City of Boyne City FY 2016/2017, approve to adopt the Resolution to Establish a City Facilities Debt Service Millage Rate of 1.32 for the City of Boyne City FY 2016/2017, approved to adopt the General Appropriations Act for FY 2016/2017 Resolution, approved and adopted the Fee Schedule for FY 2016/2017 Resolution, authorized the Planning Commission to review and recommend an amendment to the sidewalk café ordinance to include alcohol service in the downtown, approved a change order from Quality Environmental Services in the amount of $36,473 for additional asbestos removal services and anything further the City Manager deems appropriate regarding asbestos removal, and approved a contract with Michigan Bark Products for the purchase of 150 cubic yards of mulch to be delivered to the Veterans Park Playground in the amount of $8,175.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

CITY OF BOYNE CITY
CITY COMMISSION
minute synopsis
April 26, 2016 –Approved the April 12, 2016 City Commission regular meeting minutes, Approved to award a contract to Lake Charlevoix Painting in the amount of $4,800 for sealing the Veterans Park Playground, Approved Traffic Control Order #135 changing the speed limit on Fall Park Road from Boyne Avenue to the City limits to 35 miles per hour, Approved a resolution proclaiming Thursday, April 28, 2016 Arbor Day in the City of Boyne City, Approved a resolution for a Recreation Passport grant to help fund the Fitness Track project at Ridge Run Dog Park, Approved to schedule a Public Hearing for May 24, 2016 regarding Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Bonding as requested and authorize the City Clerk / Treasurer to issue the required notices and any associated paperwork, scheduled a second reading for June 14, 2016 and amend the changes to Article VI outdoor sidewalk café as presented and if adopted to review it by the end of the year, Motioned to follow through with a resolution based on help from Tip of the Mitt Watershed, based on facts, and resolutions from other communities and this will be brought back before the commission in support of restrictions, guidelines and statements concerning Pipeline 5 by the May 24, 2016 City Commission meeting, approved the Budget Amendments for FYE 2016 as presented in compliance with Accounting and Budgeting standards, approved to hire Flotation Docking Systems to repair the floating dock near the boat launch, as outlined in Option 1 for the amount between $8,000 and $9,000, approved and awarded the low bidder to PK Contracting for pavement marking services for the amount of $13,423.25, and approved staff to search and purchase a used truck for use at the marina in an amount not to exceed $10,000.
Cindy Grice, City Clerk/Treasurer

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