Council Meeting Minutes
Meeting called to order at by Mayor Hite. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call: Robert Ortman – Present
Nona Buskirk – Absent
Roger Aubery – Present
Warren Simpson – Present
JT Hilliard – Present
Josh Prather – Present
JoAnn Hite – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Carol Van Velzor was present and asked what was going on
with Long Street. Josh said he got back
with Tobin McFarland. For $1000, they
will survey, re-plat, set 5/8” rebars at outside perimeter and submit it to the
Jeff Feyko, Village Solicitor, was present. He said this needed to be done. He said Council should hire McFarland to re-plat the map and send a letter to Mr. Beiter showing the conflicting surveys. JT asked Jeff about revising the maps across the village. Jeff said he thinks this is an isolated incident, and any other incidents should be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Josh made a motion to hire McFarland to do the work according to the quote as submitted. Roger second. All yea.
JoAnn asked if Chief Mike Jackson had anything. Mike invited everyone to a Christmas Dinner at the Firehouse on Sunday, Dec 21st at 5:00 p.m.
Mike said that at the last Walnut Township Trustees meeting,
they voted to put everything (EMS & Fire) south of
JoAnn asked if Mike fixed the readout for the water meter. He said he’s trying, but it’s been difficult running the wire.
Josh asked if Santa would be at the firehouse this year. Mike said he will be there from 1-3pm on Dec 21st.
Roger made a motion to go into executive session to discuss litigation. JT second. All yea. The time is 7:20 p.m.
At 7:42 p.m., JT made a motion to come out of executive session. Josh second. All yea.
JT made a motion to approve the November 2003 minutes. Roger second. All yea.
JT made a motion to approve the November 2003 financial statement. Roger second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2003-23. JT second. All yea.
JT made a motion to adopt Resolution 2003-23, a Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Funds and the Declaration of an Emergency. Roger second. All yea.
Josh made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare
an emergency for Resolution # 2003-23.
Josh made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2003-24, an Ordinance to Amend the 2003 Appropriations Ordinance, and the Declaration of an Emergency. Roger second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare
an emergency for Ordinance # 2003-25.
Rob Dern is present representing Owen Keller. He was told everything is going as planned.
Roger made a motion to entertain bids to repair the roof,
and other necessary repairs, on the street building on
Josh made a motion to have ME Companies look at the drain problem on High Street. Roger second. All yea.
JoAnn said the drain on High Street is working now.
JoAnn said we were given 4 maps by Tobin McFarland, and one is missing. She said it belonged to the Village, and should come back here.
JoAnn said the gravel had been done on November 22 in the alleys. Everyone was okay with it.
JoAnn asked if there was any new business. JT made a motion to place an advertisement to hire a street person. He feels there is to be enough work to have a part-time person. After some discussion, JT rescinded his motion, and asked that the topic be put on the next agenda.
JT made a motion to have the Village truck taken down to
Roger said the commode in the bathroom needs tightened down. Aaron said Bob Black wants to redo the entire bathroom, but has gotten resistance from certain people in the Village office. JT said that Bob told him he wants to take down the walls that surround the stairway in the hall and re-finish all the floors in the hallway. He feels the Village should help pay for this work.
Josh made a motion rescinding the previous motion made at a
previous meeting making Bob Black come to Council to make improvements to the
Josh made a motion to have the clerk send a letter to the Thurston High Heritage Association stating our gratitude for the work they’ve done, and encouraging them to continue to do so, also stating that Council would be happy to discuss making financial appropriations towards future projects, and stating we look forward to working with them in the future. Roger second. All yea.
Josh said that people aren’t assigned tasks for things that have been voted on; nothing gets done. For example, looking into problems, contacting certain people, and gathering bids and proposals. JoAnn said the committees need to do that, and it’s not getting done now. Council wants Jeff to look into the issue and make recommendations for issues of nonfeasance and malfeasance.
JT said this was Josh’s last meeting as that his term is up. He said Josh has been an excellent councilperson, and he’s done a lot of activity on behalf of the Village.
JT said we need to get signs ordered for the new Mayor, Mary Barber, to put on all the corporation signs. Council agreed it’s okay to order, Aaron will do so.
JoAnn asked about the five official posting spots in the Village. Ordinance 3-28-95-3 states it is:
2) Thurston Post Office
3) Faler’s Feed
4) Parrott Electric
5) Thurston Pizza & Carryout.
Conversation ensued that no one goes to any of these placed except the Post Office, and the Carryout has been closed. Council agreed to put this issue on the next agenda.
JT made a motion to pay bills and adjourn. Josh second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk