Rupp Recognized at Holiday City Council Meeting

Holiday City’s clerk/treasurer Lauri TenEyck-Rupp was honored during the March meeting of the Holiday City Village Council on Monday, March 20, 2014. Stryker Mayor Dan Hughes presented Rupp with a plaque to thank you for her help during their changeover to a new financial system, as she was already familiar with the program, and for her more recent help during their clerk’s absence due to a family emergency. Rupp had stepped in to help out when needed on her own time and refused any compensation. The Stryker council members and Mayor Hughes wanted to find a way to thank her, so she was awarded an official Certificate of Recognition for her “outstanding and dedicated service” above and beyond the call of duty.

Ordinance 2014-1 was passed after its third reading. This is an ordinance approving the 2014 Annual Appropriations for current and other expenses. Resolution R-2014-3 was passed, also in its third reading. This resolution addresses water/sewer line debt fees to the Village of Montpelier.

Clerk/Treasure Rupp reported that deposits for the month ending February 28 were $933,293.78; expenses were $870,364.13; and there was a total balance of $2,323,987.56. The total investment balance stands at $172,831.14. Rupp also told council that the insurance policy for the village had been renewed, and that the new storm siren and shelter house were added to the policy. The cost for the policy had come in under budget, due in part to an Advantage Credit in the amount of $1425, for a net purchase price of $11,791.00 for the one year term. A motion to approve the policy and pay the bills for the month was passed.

Lee Dick was present at the meeting to address his concern. He had purchased land near the Holiday Village limits, and has plans to build a home on a lot adjacent to his parents. The lot does not have electrical access. He had contacted Toledo Edison and Northwest Electric about putting in a line to the property without success. He asked council to extend one of the village’s lines to his property. Council said that they were waiting to hear from the electrical superintendent in Montpelier and for their approval, and would need to see the figures before proceeding. Protocol requires that after such information is received, the Holiday City council would have to put the issue to a vote. They would then need to obtain a building permit from the township to construct the line. Council indicated that they were willing to work with Dick to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

In his administrator’s report, Gary Baker distributed a draft of the residential line extension policy. This was a sample policy and was used to show how fees would be paid and reimbursed. He suggested that the utility committee meet for further discussion. The line extension would be either a single phase overhead or a three phase overhead line, or an underground line.

In the report for the Visitor’s Bureau, Kellie Gray sent a notice that the Wine & Arts Festival, which had originally been slated for May, now had a new date for Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn. There will be wine tastings, and art display and sales, and specialty food tastings. More details will be made available as plans proceed.

In new business, the village is searching for someone to mow the Visitor’s Bureau lawn, as the person who had done the job last year notified the village that he was not able to continue. One quote has already been received and they are seeking more quotes. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Meetings of the Holiday City council are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Bureau.

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