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Special Village Council Meeting

Notice of Special Meeting


Ortonville Village Council

Will hold a Special Meeting


Monday, September 18, 2017

7:00 p.m.


Village of Ortonville Municipal Office

476 Mill Street

Ortonville, MI 48462


For the purpose of interviewing an applicant for the open Village Manager position.


Posted by Village of Ortonville Clerk, Karyn Edwards

476 Mill Street | Ortonville, MI 48462 | 248-627-4976 |



This meeting is open to all members of the public under the Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.


Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Village Clerk at 248-627-4976 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.


The Village Of Ortonville is looking to fill a part-time laborer position in the DPW department. If you like working outside, desire to be a team player, have a mechanical aptitude, are willing to learn and enjoy handling lawn and garden equipment, we would like to hear from you. Starting salary range of $12.00 - $14.00 per hour. A full job description and employment application are below.


Prior to employment, applicants:

  1. must possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License.
  2. must be eighteen years of age or older.
  3. must be willing to work overtime when called upon.
  4. must pass a physical exam including drug test with physician to be designated by the Village Manager.
  5. must pass background check.

Employee must perform jobs assigned, but not limited to:

  1. street sweeping
  2. street striping (painting)
  3. cold patching
  4. salting and sanding streets
  5. snow removal from streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.
  6. grade, gravel, mow, etc. shoulders of streets
  7. maintenance and care of culverts; some installation
  8. installation, maintenance, etc. of drains
  9. brush and limb removal
  10. litter pickup and removal
  11. sign maintenance
  12. park maintenance (includes mowing, equipment repair, emptying and care of trash receptacles, fence maintenance, etc.)
  13. cleaning, maintenance, repair, etc. of the DPW grounds and buildings
  14. sidewalk maintenance, new sidewalk construction, weed control, etc.
  15. municipal parking lot maintenance
  16. manual labor – mowing, trimming, raking, shoveling, litter
  17. skilled labor – operating heavy equipment such as trucks for snow plowing and/or back hoe; plus, mechanic work, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.
  18. any other projects assigned by the DPW Supervisor or the Village Manager.


Please submit applications in-person at the Village office at 476 Mill Street, Ortonville or by US Mail at PO Box 928, Ortonville MI 48462

Village of Ortonville Seeking Qualified Manager



Posting Extended  *Previous applicants need not reapply.

The Village Manager will be considered an employee of the Village Council, answerable directly to the Village Council. The manager shall be the administrator of the Village, responsible to the Village Council for the efficient administration of all affairs of the Village and its departments, except as specifically delegated to another officer by Act 3 of 1895, as Amended, which is our charter.


The Village Manager shall be responsible for:


  1. attending all meetings of the Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, participating, but not voting.
  2. making recommendations to the Village Personnel Committee on the employment and/or discipline of the Clerk, Treasurer and DPW Director positions, with Council having final approval.    
  3. hiring part-time or seasonal employees
  4. disciplining and/or dismissing part-time or seasonal employees with final review by the Personnel Committee.
  5. being an ex-officio member of all committees of the Village Council without a vote.
  6. preparing and administering the budget with Council’s final approval, as provided for in the Uniform Budgeting and Accounting Act, Act 2, P.S. of 1968, as Amended and shall serve as finance officer.
  7. acting as the purchasing agent, except in the department of public works, in which case the DPW Director shall be the agent.
  8. making recommendations to the Council for approval of such measures as may be deemed necessary for the improvement or betterment of the Village.
  9. carrying out Village Council policies or directives.
  10. being director of personnel of the Village.
  11. being grants administrator of the Village, who actively seeks grants. 
  12. acting as a representative for the Village, whenever the need arises or at the request of the Council.
  13. acting as public relations person, which may include responding to citizen requests and/or directing them to the proper agency.
  14. being responsible for federal-revenue-sharing reporting, public hearings, etc., and shall keep updated on regulations
  15. being responsible for all correspondence to and from the Village, except that specifically designated to someone else by charter.



Knowledge and Skills:

The manager must have executive abilities, including managerial and financial skills. The manager must also have administrative abilities including organizational skills and familiarity with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite. He/she will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The ideal candidate has a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of local government administration, including organizational forms and structures, budgets, contracts, operating methods and procedures.


The candidate needs to exhibit a passion for serving people and be sensitive to social issues. He/she will be an enthusiastic team builder and possess the ability to confer with local, county and government officials, as well as other key individuals, to resolve problems. 


The ideal candidate will be familiar with ordinances, zoning and planning issues and possess a good understanding of them.  He/she should have demonstrated an ability to manage a variety of issues simultaneously, be self-motivated, proactive and prepared to show examples of his/her visionary ability.



Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible senior management experience in municipal government or other governmental agencies or comparable leadership and management experience in public, nonprofit or private organizations.

Salary Range:  $40,000 - $50,000 per year with limited benefits


Recruitment process:

The personnel committee of the Ortonville Village Council will review applications, interview selected candidates and make recommendations to the council. Ortonville Village Council will ultimately approve the hiring of the village manager.

How to apply:

Please send your resume including references, in a sealed envelope to:


Village President

P.O. Box 928

Ortonville, MI 48462


You may also hand-deliver your sealed package to the Ortonville municipal offices,


476 Mill Street,

Ortonville, MI 48462


between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Alternatively, you may email your documents to


Employment Application


DEADLINE: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. If mailing your application, it must be postmarked no later than Thursday, August 31, 2017

Applied EcoSystems Map and Data


Persuant to the Village Council meeting of February 27, 2017, a map and data are attached regarding Engineering Tube Specialties and the groundwater and soil samples that have been monitored by the Department of Environmental Quality.

The map and data were supplied by Applied EcoSystems, Inc. of Burton, MI




Village of Ortonville

On February 27, 2017 the Village of Ortonville Council adopted amendments to the sign ordinance   sections 4.302 and 4.303.  A synopsis is as follows:

  • Allowing a static message for mechanical or electronic signs
  • Limiting the static message to changes no more than every ten seconds
  • Limiting the brightness to a maximum sign luminous intensity to .3 foot-candles at the face of the sign with ambient light sensors
  • Requiring a failure mode of black screen
  • Requiring written certification from manufacturer of above requirements
  • Requiring an owner to certify that the default settings with not be adjusted or reset

Further that:

  • Ground signs in the residential districts be limited in size per the table
  • And correct the wording regarding size of sign based on road speeds

A public hearing was held at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting on January 3, 2017 and the amendments were introduced by first reading at the Village Council meeting on January 23, 2017.  The amendments were approved by second reading at the February 27, 2017 regular Village Council meeting.  It will become effective on Monday, March 13, 2017.

A full copy of the ordinance is available for review at the Village office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have questions regarding this posting please stop by the Village office or call 248-627-4976.

Posted by Karyn E. Edwards, Village Clerk

A link to the ordinance is below for your convenience.