Thanks, Lois, for sending this to me. I urge anyone who attends local, town and city meetings to send in the minutes related to the stop smart meter movement….Sandaura
VILLAGE OF COLUMBIAVILLE REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES HELD ON APRIL 11, 2016 4605 PINE ST. COLUMBIAVILLE MI 48421
Village President Pro-Tem Barb Harris called the meeting to order at 6:30 in the evening, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Resolution Supporting HB4916, DTE Smart Meters:
R16-043-009 *Motion by T. Wood seconded by P. Milka to adopt the Resolution Supporting HB 4916 as presented on paper. Roll call vote; Roll call unanimous, all in favor. Motion carried.
Village of Columbiaville, Columbiaville, Michigan
Digital Advanced Meter Infrastructure Installation by Detroit Edison Company
Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Village of Columbiaville, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, held on the 11th day of April, 2016 at the Columbiaville Village Hall at 6:30 p.m., local time.
PRESENT: T. Deweese, K. Goldorf, B. Harris, P. Milka, J. St. Pierre and T. Wood
The following preamble and resolution were offered by Village President Tom Wood and supported by Council Member Paul Milka.
WHEREAS Detroit Edison Company has deployed within the Village of Columbiaville digital advanced meter infrastructure to be henceforth known in this resolution as ‘smart meters’; and
WHEREAS several residents have expressed concerns to the governing and administrative bodies of the Village of Columbiaville regarding such meters; and
WHEREAS there has been concern expressed by some residential electric customers that smart meters are overly intrusive into their energy usage; and
WHEREAS some residential electric customers have alleged that emissions from smart meters are actually dangerous to their health; and VILLAGE OF COLUMBIAVILLE REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES HELD ON APRIL 11, 2016 4605 PINE ST. COLUMBIAVILLE MI 48421
WHEREAS Michigan House Bill 4916, written to address the above-mentioned concerns regarding smart meters, has been forwarded to the Committee on Energy Policy; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village of Columbiaville Council supports the ability of its DTE customers to opt out of the Smart Meter program on their homes without suffering financial penalties or incurring monthly charges and to also have the choice to retain their analog meter without penalty.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Village of Columbiaville Council calls on State Representative and Chairman Aric Nesbitt of the Committee on Energy Policy, the Michigan Public Service Commission, Attorney General Bill Schuette, State Senator Mike Green, and State Representative Gary Howell to take all regulatory procedures needed to investigate all the aforementioned concerns for the health and welfare of our citizens.
YES: JoAnne St. Pierre, Todd Deweese, Kim Goldorf, Paul Milka, Tom Wood and Barb Harris.