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

July 11, 2022





JULY 11, 2022



Present: Campbell, Boss, Sowers, Spearing, McCallum, Palajac, Potter and Drenth


Absent: Stewart


Others:  Betsy Randall, Jerry Rasmussen and Jarris Rubingh


Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:30 PM


  1. Motion by Sowers, Palajac to accept June 13, 2022, regular minutes as presented. CARRIED 6-0


PUBLIC INPUT:  Randall presented her concerns about the speeding on Main Street.  Discussion followed about various means to address the issue.  Campbell will contact the ACRC and the Village attorney regarding legality of some of the solutions that were discussed.




  1. Police: Chief Herrick was unable to attend the meeting, but his monthly report was distributed.


  1. DPW: Reliability study is still being conducted.


  1. Streets: The paving has been completed and the painting of the lines has also been completed.





  1. DDA: The DDA is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony and appreciation party for donors that contributed funds toward the completion of the Community Square.  It will be held on August 10, 2022.


  1. Finance Committee: Audit reports for the 2021-2022 year were distributed.


  1. Parks and Recreation: Woodenshoe Campground was full over the 4th of July weekend.

                                      Three picnic tables have been ordered for Woodenshoe and the Wi-Fi system continues to have no problems.

                                       Summer Recreation Program is finished for this season.

                                       The fireworks on July 3 had a good crowd and there were no problems.





  1. Paddle Antrim – Continuing with plans for their event this year.
  2. 2022 Pig Roast – Outstanding success.
  3. Wastewater project – Ready to file with the USDA.





  1. Motion by McCallum, Spearing to approve the submission of the Wastewater project application thru the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. CARRIED 6-0


  1. Motion by Spearing, Sowers to approve the DDA by-law amendment to change meeting time to 5:00pm instead of 6:00pm. CARRIED 6-0


  1. Motion by Palajac, McCallum to approve Nathan Swailes, Manager at Ellsworth Farmer’s Exchange, as a new member of the DDA. CARRIED 6-0


  1. Motion by Palajac, Boss to approve the bills. CARRIED 6-0


  1. Motion by Boss, Campbell to adjourn at 8:25pm. CARRIED 6-0







Marlene Drenth, Village Clerk