The Regular meeting of the Saline City Council was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by Mayor Marl at Saline City Hall. The Mayor and all members of Council were present. There were approximately seventy citizens present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Judge J. Cedric Simpson swore-in Mayor Marl and Councilmembers Bourgoin, Girbach and Rhoads. By unanimous vote of Council, the Agenda was approved as amended. Mayor Marl delivered his State of the City address. A Letter of Recognition will be delivered to Timothy Cummings for his vido-taping of the Council meetings. Saline Main Street gave their monthly update. There were no citizen comments. The following Consent Agenda items were approved by unanimous vote of Council: Council minutes and synopsis of the December 17, 2012 regular meeting; payment of 125 payees in the amount of $392,416.29; appointment of Deputy Clerks to handle voter registrations and accept Absentee Voter Applications and Ballots for the 2013 year; appointment of Chief Larry Hrinik as Traffic Engineer for 2013; appointment of Chief Larry Hrinik as Deputy Treasurer for the sole purpose of collecting parking enforcement bureau fines; Council appointments to Boards & Commissions for 2013; Staff appointments to Boards & Commissions for 2013; Citizen appointments to Boards & Commissions; LDFA appointment to Sauk Trail Business Park Development Committee for 2013; LDFA appointment to Special Projects Commission for 2013; TIFA appointment to Special Projects Commission for 2013. New Business: By unanimous vote of Council, Council approved: the appointment of Council member TerHaar to serve as Mayor ProTem for 2013; 2013 Winterfest 5K Run; Saline Winterfest banners to be hung by the DPW in the four-block historic downtown district; Mayor to sign the review report for the Rentschler Farm to be forwarded to the State Historic Preservation Review Board for consideration of the Rentschler Farm to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places; adoption of Resolution that the City of Saline, Washtenaw County, requests to opt-out of the Regional Transit Authority. There were six Discussion and/or Report items. There were no public comments. The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m. Complete minutes may be reviewed during regular office hours at Saline City Hall, or on-line at: www.cityofsaline.org Synopsis prepared by Dianne S. Hill, Saline City Clerk DATE APPROVED: January 14, 2013 synopsis.2013.january 07.Council mtg
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