Hillman to offer support for county plan

HILLMAN – The Hillman Village Council agreed to send a letter of support to the Montmorency County Board of Commissioners supporting the county’s hazard mitigation plan. The council agreed the original resolution sent to the village to approve had questionable wording, therefore deciding to send a letter approving the plan and supporting it was the next best option.

“The resolution they sent is designed for the county to sign,” member John Fitzgerald said. “I don’t feel right signing something for the county. We were provided the resolution the county signed, not one saying we supported their resolution.”

The council also approved the sale of a parcel of property on First Street, and authorized the appropriate sequence be started to allow for the sale of the property. The village has to make an ordinance to sell the property, and agreed the property still would need to be subject to all easements.

In other business:

  • a motion was passed to put up a “no loitering” sign in the parking lot behind the Hi-Way Inn due to several complaints of loud noise and disruptive behavior. The sign would designate no loitering between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the parking lot.
  • members discussed the jake braking issue within the city limits and looked at several examples of other villages who have passed nuisance ordinances prohibiting the noise. The council is continuing to look at examples to come up with a solution to the problem.

Nicole Grulke can be reached via email at ngrulke@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5687. Follow Nicole on Twitter @ng_alpenanews.