The regular meeting of the Harrisville City Council was held on November 11 at the city office. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by mayor Gehring and the "Pledge of Allegiance" was said. Present: Mayor Gehring, clerk Pierce, council members: Peterson, Kaiser, Schwanz, Thomas, and Ferguson, city attorney Cook and guests. Absent: Treasurer Luenberger.
Motion by Thomas, support by Peterson, to approve the minutes of October 14, 2019. Motion carried 5-0. Motion by Ferguson, support by Kaiser, to pay the bills in the amount of $34,815.69. Motion carried 5-0.
Mayor Gehring asked to set the budget hearing for the 2020 water/sewer budget, for December 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Motion by Ferguson, support by Peterson, to set the budget hearing for the 2020 water/sewer budget for December 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Motion carried: 5-0.
Mayor Gehring presented the Consumers Energy contracts, hereafter identified as Resolution No. 2019-05 and Resolution No. 2019-06.
Motion by Thomas, support by Peterson, to accept Consumers Energy contract. Resolution No. 2019-05 and Resolution No. 2019-06: Resolved, that it is hereby deemed advisable to enter into a contract with Consumers Energy Company of Jackson, Mich. for furnishing lighting service within the City of Harrisville for a period of two years and thereafter from year to year, in accordance with the terms of the contract heretofore submitted to and considered by this council; and resolved, further that the mayor and the clerk be authorized and directed to execute such contract on the behalf of the city. Ayes: Thomas, Schwanz, Kaiser, Ferguson, Peterson. Nay: 0. Motion carried: 5-0.
Mayor Gehring presented the Corps of Engineers Supplemental Agreement No. 5 to Department of the Army License No. DACW35-3-93-3005; whereas, the parties, hereto entered into Department of Army License No. DACW 35-3-93-3005 executed on 14 September 1993, which authorized the construction, maintenance, repair, replacement, and operation of a rubblemound barrier connection to the U.S. south breakwater as more accurately described in the basic license. Now, therefore, effective 14 September, 2018 “for a five (5) year term beginning on 14 September 2018 and ending on 13 September 2023."
Motion by Kaiser, support by Schwanz, for city to enter into Department of Army License No. DACW 35-3-93-3005 for a five- year term beginning 14 September 2018 and ending 13 September 2023. Motion carried: 5-0.
Mayor Gehring addressed letter of resignation from Kelly Heller, Alderman, Ward III. Motion by Thomas, support by Peterson, to accept, with regret, the resignation of Kelly Heller, Alderman Ward III. Motion carried: 5-0.
Motion by Ferguson, support by Kaiser, for clerk to advertise position for Alderman, Ward III. Motion carried: 5-0. Letters of interest can be sent to the City of Harrisville, P.O. Box 278, Harrisville, Mich. 48740, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the city office at (989) 724-6666 for additional information.
Alderman Ferguson addressed request from the harbor commission for a loan to the harbor operational funds of $15,000, to be repaid in full by August 2020. Discussion. Motion by Thomas, support by Schwanz, to make a loan to the harbor commission of $15,000 to be repaid in full by August 2020. Motion carried: 5-0.
As decreed by mayor Gehring, holiday office closures shall be:
Thanksgiving: November 28 and 29. Christmas: December 24, 25 and 26. New Year: December 31, 2019 through January 2, 2020. The city office will reopen, January 3, 2020.
Reports: Mayor Gehring: Christmas in the Village takes place Saturday, Dec. 7.
Clerk Pierce discussed the 2020 Census information. She urged all to be informed and pass along the importance of being counted to all constituents. Clerk Pierce will begin advertising the Consumers Energy Gift Certificates of $50 each to be awarded to the best residential holiday decorations and the best commercial holiday decorations for the holiday season.
Harbor commission representative Ferguson reported that the ice suppression units are in place at the harbor and are being tested. The commercial fishing boats will continue to be docked at the harbor this winter season which brings added revenue to the harbor.
Fire chief Klukowski brought information to council for new bunker outfits for members of the department. Motion by Ferguson, support by Schwanz, to advertise for bids for fire department bunker gear. Motion carried: 5-0.
County commissioner Johnston reported that a public meeting will take place at Greenbush Township Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for discussion of the county's plan to repair the dam at the north end of Cedar Lake at Cedar Lake Drive and Cedar Lake Road. There is also a state investigation into the possibility of Brownfield grant monies for a study of two areas of contamination at the unoccupied Marathon gas station and market on US-23 in Greenbush.
Comment cards: Ed Chrumka introduced himself and informed council of his plans to investigate properties within the city for the possibility of the establishment of a grow and processing facility for marijuana distribution. His presentation was very informative.
Motion to adjourn by Mayor Gehring. Adjourned at 8:24 p.m.
Next regularly scheduled city council meeting is Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Published prior to council approval.
The Caledonia Township Board met November 13. All board members were present. Motions to approve the agenda; October 9 minutes; October 11 special minutes; pay bills and place treasurer’s report on file; hire a zoning administrator; move money from the contingency fund to park supplies; move money from the road fund to dust control; remove three dead trees at Northend Park; and clean hall gutters.
Motion to adjourn at 8:21 p.m. This synopsis published prior to board approval.
Next township meeting is December 11 at 7 p.m. at the township hall.
Caledonia Township Clerk
Alcona Township’s November board meeting was called to order with a pledge to the flag. Roll call was taken. Present: MacNeill, LaLonde, Gauthier, and Mead. Excused Bouchard. Motions to approve bills as presented, to approve the minutes from the previous meeting, to approve financial report, to approve Fire Dept. education expenditure that would allow Christopher Wilson to attending training, to accept Steve Bair’s bid for plowing Island View Special Assessment. All motions passed
This synopsis published prior to board approval.
Dawn LaLonde, Clerk
Notice of Foreclosure
Notice is hereby given pursuant to MCL 600.3212, that the following will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public auction at the place of holding the circuit court within Alcona County, at 10 a.m., on December 18, 2019.
Name(s) of the mortgagor(s): Erik S. Johnson, a married man.
Original mortgagee: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns. Foreclosing assignee (if any): Midfirst Bank. Date of mortgage: December 22, 2015
Date of mortgage recording: December 29, 2015.
Amount claimed due on date of notice: $118,618.50.
Description of the mortgaged premises: Situated in township of Haynes, Alcona County, Michigan, and described as: The west 1/2 of the west 1/2 of the southeast 1/4 of Section 34, Town 27 North, Range 9 East.
The redemption period shall be six months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a; or, if the subject real property is used for agricultural purposes as defined by MCL 600.3240(16).
If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to MCL 600.3278 the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period.
This notice is from a debt collector.
Date of notice: November 20, 2019
Trott Law, P.C.
State of Michigan
County of Alcona
Notice to Creditors
File No. 19-6029 DE
Estate of John F. Stutzman
Date of birth: November 7, 1941
To all creditors:
Notice to creditors: The decedent, John F. Stutzman, died October 9, 2019.
Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Karen Abee, personal representative, or to both the probate court at P.O. Box 385, Harrisville, Mich. 48740 and the personal representative within four (4) months after the date of publication of this notice.
Date: November 15, 2019
David H. Cook P04560
Harrisville, Mich. 48740
3750 South US-23
Greenbush, Mich. 48738