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NEWBERRY VILLAGE COUNCIL

Special Session -
Regarding Arbitration
April 5, 2019
302 East McMillan Ave.
9:30 a.m.

Present: President Stokes, Trustees Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hendrickson, Hitts.

Absent: Hardenbrook.

Also Present: Director of Human Resources & Community Engagement – Watkins, Treasurer – Medelis, Clerk - Schummer, Kip Cameron, Don Ratliff, John Bergman, Don Jones, Rebecca Handa, Deborah Johnson, Mike Schnoor.

Call to Order: President Stokes called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Village of Newberry Administration Building. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Public Comments: Comments heard from the following: Mike Schnoor, Kip Cameron, Don Ratliff, Rebecca Handa, John Bergman, Deborah Johnson.

New Business: Moved by Brown, support by Hitts, CARRIED, to go into closed session to discuss our attorney’s legal opinion concerning the Lori Stokes arbitration matter and to consider settlement pursuant to MCL 15.268 (e) and (h). Role call vote. Ayes: Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hendrickson, Hitts. Absent: Hardenbrook. Recused: Stokes.

Council adjourns to closed session at 9:44 a.m.

Moved by Brown, support by Hitts, CARRIED, to return to open meeting and end the closed session. Roll call vote. Ayes: Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hendrickson, Hitts, Stokes. Absent: Hardenbrook.

The open meeting reconvened at 11:35 a.m.

Comment: Brown stated that the Council had decided to postpone making a decision until Councilman Hardenbrook can join in the discussion with the hope to meet again early next week.

Adjourn Meeting: Moved by Hitts, support by Brown, CARRIED, to adjourn the meeting at 11:37 a.m. Ayes: All. Absent: Hardenbrook.

These minutes are unofficial until voted on at the next meeting.

Terese Schummer,
Clerk
Lori A. Stokes,
Village President

NEWBERRY VILLAGE COUNCIL

Special Session -
Regarding Arbitration
April 10, 2019
302 East McMillan Ave.
9:30 a.m.

Present: President Stokes, Trustees Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hardenbrook, Hendrickson, Hitts.

Absent: None.

Also Present: Director of Human Resources & Community Engagement – Watkins, Clerk - Schummer, Steve Stizel.

Call to Order: President Stokes called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Village of Newberry Administration Building. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Public Comments: None.

Old Business: Moved by Brown, support by Dishaw, CARRIED, to go into closed session to discuss our attorney’s legal opinion concerning the Lori Stokes arbitration matter and to consider settlement pursuant to MCL 15.268 (e) and (h). Role call vote. Ayes: Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hardenbrook, Hendrickson, Hitts. Absent: None. Recused: Stokes.

Council adjourns to closed session at 9:35 a.m.

Moved by Brown, support by Hardenbrook, CARRIED, to return to open meeting and end the closed session. Roll call vote. Ayes: Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hardenbrook, Hendrickson, Hitts. Recused: Stokes. Absent: None.

The open meeting reconvened at 11:19 a.m.

Board Action: Moved by Brown, support by Hitts, CARRIED, to move forward on a counter-proposal under the terms as laid out by the attorney in closed session. Ayes: Brown, Dishaw, Freese, Hardenbrook, Hendrickson, Hitts. Recused: Stokes. Absent: None.

Adjourn Meeting: Moved by Hitts, support by Brown, CARRIED, to adjourn the meeting at 11:21 a.m. Ayes: All.

These minutes are unofficial until voted on at the next meeting.

Terese Schummer,
Clerk
Lori A. Stokes,
Village President

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