Ellsworth, Michigan 49729
Phone: 231-588-7411
Email: office@villageofellsworth.com

March 21





Monday, March 21, 2022

5:00 p.m. at Banks Township Hall, Ellsworth


Regular Meeting





Meeting was called to order at 5:03 p.m. by Mary Faculak, Chairperson.


  • Members Present: Palajac, Spearing, Faculak, McCallum, Waterman
  • Members Absent: Sundelius, Randall, Campbell


Others Present: None


Approval of Agenda:

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Waterman and seconded by McCallum.

Motion carried by unanimous consent.


Approval of Minutes:

A motion to approve the minutes from the February 28, 2022 meeting was made by                Spearing and seconded by McCallum.

Motion carried by unanimous consent.


Monthly Reports


Treasurer’s Report: (Ginny McCallum) Spearing explained that there was misinterpretation of the figures as reported from the last meeting. The DDA actually has $13,000 instead of $8,000. McCallum worked up a rendering of a way finding sign which may work as a temporary sign until we come up with a permanent logo. It was suggested that signage would be not as specific on businesses, but to list more generic terms such as gas, food, lodging. McCallum will put a budget together to buy materials for temporary signage.


Committee Reports


Chairperson Report: (Mary Faculak)

There will be a DDA reception on May 12 at Banks Township Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm. A Matter of Taste will donate food. A program needs to made.


Concerts: The following are in the works to be scheduled to play in the town square during the summer months: Kadin McCallum (Finger Style Acoustic Guitar), Pine Lake Winds, Fog Horn Jazz Band. Concerts will start at 7:00 p.m.

Motion: Waterman made the motion that $200 will be paid to each performer for 2022 season and Faculak seconded.

Motion carried by unanimous consent.

Dates for the concerts are as follows:

June 15(Kadin McCallum) , July 13 , July 27

Spearing will check with the other bands on the dates.

The concert series will be called “Concerts on the Square”.

A further date might be added if all goes well. A donation can will be put out.


Website:  Faculak found out that one hour per month is allowed by Pro Web for their services.

Dates, events and updated photos will be added. DDA needs to be worded out as Downtown Development Authority with an explanation of our vision. The site will be customed towards  tourism. The site will also feature history on the tank, Pickle Ball courts, Labyrinth and other points of interest. Paddle Antrim and the local businesses will be included.


Planning/Work Session: (John Iacoangli-Beckett & Raeder) – Unfortunately, John was unable to make this meeting. A rescheduled date of April 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Banks Township Hall was made.



Motion to adjourn at 6:05 p.m. was made by Waterman and seconded by McCallum.

Motion was carried by unanimous consent.


The next regular meeting will be April 25, 2022 at Banks Township Hall located at 6520 Center Street, Ellsworth. 231-588-7411





____________________________________________________________ March 21, 2022

Submitted by: Marci Palajac, Secretary






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Approved by: Mary Faculak, Chairperson                                           Date