city of the village of clarkston
375 depot road
clarkston mi 48346
Summary city council meeting april 13, 2005
Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Mayor Catallo.
Roll. Present: Catallo, Gamble, Meyland, Ottman, Savage, Wylie.
Minutes of March 28, 2005, accepted as presented.
Agenda accepted as presented.
Bills in the amount of $49,028.25 approved for payment.
Ottman gave Council an update on websites and distributed information on municipal websites for Council’s review.
Wylie reviewed the Planning Commission Minutes and meeting of April 4, followed by discussions of planners.
Meyland asked that three police officers be recognized for a combined service to the community of twenty years. Meyland asked that the Minutes reflect the appreciation of the Council for Steve O’Neill, service from May 1996 to February 2005; Robert Alonzi, Service from October 1007 to September 2004, also received MAAD awards; Christopher Joyce, service from October 2001 to January 2005.
Chief Combs reviewed the Police statistics for the month of March. Chief Combs further reported on anew identification system that will be replacing some fingerprinting.
Chief Combs discussed the effects to the City by the Sashabaw detour.
Chief Combs is in the process of seeking potential candidates for the Police Department.
Foreman Adam Frank reported that the D.P.W. had completed work on the lower parking lot islands with reseeding. Repairs have been started on grass damaged from snow plowing. Frank reported that at the meeting iwth the Road Commission for Oakland County, it appears thatfunding may be available for reimbursement to the City for snow plowing.
The D.P.W. is investigating some of the newer mower equipment available. Frank reported that the street sweeper’s condition is marginal.
Ben Lawrence, newly hired D.P.W. employee, was introduced to the Council.
Pappas reported that he and Mrs. Rotondo are attending training for the new BS&A software program that will be used for the Oakland County tax system.
The Chamber of Commerce is scheduling the next Leadership Meeting for Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. Catallo, Ottman, Wylie, and Meyland plan to attend this session.
Pappas reported that T.I.A. is doing a traffic study at Holcomb and Washington Streets.
Corey Johnston gave a report on the Cable Committee and upcoming meetings and hearings.
Lynne Millies and Anissa Howard were present to request site plan approval for the proposed Farmers? market to be held on the Clarkston Mills parking lot property.
Resolved that the City Council approve the site plan for the Farmers? Market as presented with the following consideration: 1. A written agreement with the Clarkston Mills owners (Ed Adler and /or Bob Roth) is to be furnished City council. 2. The Farmers? Market will be held on Saturdays beginning August 6 through October 29, except for the third week end in September (Art in the Park weekend). 3. Hours of operation are to be 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Danielle Angelie and Mary Swantek from the Clarkston High School Student Council presented a proposed Fun Run benegitting the St. Jude fund.
Resolved That the St. Jude4 Miracle Mile Run hosted by the Clarkston High School be approved by the City Council for May 21, contingent upon availibility of Depot Park and also having the City of Clarkston as added party insured on hte school’s insurance policy. The run will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
By Mayor Sharron Catallo of the City of the Village of Clarkston
Oakland County, Michigan
WHEREAS, health, mental health is important at every stage of life, as well as that of our community.
WHEREAS, over 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental illness, causing astounding economic and social costs; and
WHEREAS, over forty million American adults, and over thriteen million American children suffer from some form of identifiable mental disorder annually, many resulting in premature death; and
WHEREAS, in the past three years that 545,000 of the 2.5 million children in Michigan has a mental disorder.
WHEREAS, Oakland County is working with the Michigan Mental Health Commission, in transforming Michigan’s mental health system into a national model; and
WHEREAS, mental illnesses affect and are affected by unremitting conditions such as cancer, heart and cardiovascular diseases and HIV/AIDS. Untreated, they bring about unhealthy behavior, non-compliance with prescribed medical regimens, diminished immune functioning, and poor prognosis; and
WHEREAS, the President’s New Freedom Commission proclaimed that mental disorders and mental health problems affect people of all backgrounds and all stages of life, and no one is immune; and
WHEREAS, the National Mental Health Association, in partners and affiliates observe Mental Helath Month each May to raise awareness and understanding of mental health and illness;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sharron Catallo, Mayor of the City of the Village of Clarkston, do hereby proclaim May, 2005, as ‘Mental Health Month? and call upon all government agencies, schools, institutions and citizens to impart to our community to increasing awareness and consideration of mental illness and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental illnesses.
Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
Artemus M. Pappas
city of the village of clarkston