Council Meeting Minutes
February 5, 2004
Meeting called to order at 7:04 pm by Mayor Barber. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call: Robert Ortman – Present
Nona Buskirk – Present
Roger Aubery – Present
Warren Simpson – Present
Kevin Ety – Absent
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
1 open Council seat
Mary asked if there was anyone present interested in the
open Council seat. Edgar Vanek was
present and interested. He had
previously sent his resume to the Rules Committee. Aaron had verified with the
Roger made a motion to open nominations. Nona second. All yea.
Nona made a motion to nominate Edgar Vanek to the open
Mary asked if any of the visitors had anything to say. Ernie Harter presented a proposal to Council
from the Thurston United Methodist Church Men’s Breakfast Club. They would like to clean up the
Roger made a motion to approve the January 2004 minutes. Nona second. All yea.
Nona made a motion to approve the January 2004 financial statement. Robert second. All yea.
Nona made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2004-3. Roger second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to adopt Resolution # 2004-3, A
Corporate Authorization Resolution to authorize certain persons the ability to
sign checks and perform other financial duties on behalf of the
Mary asked for a motion to accept the Committee meeting dates and times. The motion was tabled until a date conflict could be corrected.
from Fire Chief - Mike Jackson was not present due to his mother
being in the hospital, but Josh Friesner was present to represent the fire
department. Josh said the Millersport
Police Department wants to purchase the cage and gunlock that we got with the
station cruiser (that had been removed from the car). Mike had estimated the equipment to be worth
about $75.00. Roger made a motion to
sell the equipment to the Millersport Policy Dept for $75.00.
Josh said the renovations at the fire department are coming along nicely. The second office and bunk room are partially completed.
Nona asked if Mike ever got with the insurance company about allowing kids ride on the fire trucks on emergency runs. Aaron said we got the letter, and made a copy for everyone. Josh is working on getting the required forms and information together to give to the Village Solicitor. This was suggested by the insurance company.
from the Service Committee:
Robert and Kevin had met. The
Robert said Bob Black was present at their committee meeting ad wanted to know how much work the Village wanted him to do on the building. He just wants to be told what we want, and wants us to work with him. He knows a guy who will sell him a furnace with air for $3100. It was agreed that we should wait until appropriations are approved before telling him what we would like to see, and how much we are willing to help financially. Bob would also like to get quotes on removing the tree in front of the municipal building. Some discussion was held that the tree was buried in memory of a teacher, and it may not be appropriate to remove the tree. Bob also wanted to know who was responsible for shoveling and salting the sidewalks in front of the municipal building. Mary said she would do it until other arrangements could be made.
Robert also said something needs to be done about the storm sewer drainage problem on High Street. Ed suggested calling FeeCorp in Canal Winchester. Aaron suggested Bill Watson. Mary said she would call.
from the Safety Committee:
Report from the Finance Committee: Committee hasn’t met yet.
Report from the Rules Committee: Only Kevin was there, and Ed came to give his resume.
from Board of Public Affairs President:
Report from the Walnut Creek Sewer District Board appointees: No one was present.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert said there was really no business discussed that had to do with Villages.
Mary asked if there was any new business.
Roger said we need to advertise for a general maintenance/street
person or general laborer. This person
would have the following duties:
custodial work in the
Mary said we also need a part-time secretary. There are several jobs they can do within the office. Aaron said he will do some calculations as to how much this will cost the Village at different pay rates/hours.
Robert brought up the issue of accepting
Council discussed a memo that was received from the
superintendent at the Walnut Creek Sewer District (WCSD). One issue stated that they did not have
access to meters, readers, and other tools necessary because
The second issue brought up by the memo was regarding a pump
belonging to the
The third issue brought up by the memo was regarding the
waterline break on
The fourth issue brought up by the memo was regarding the
meter at the Thurston Fire House. The
meter hasn’t been read in years, and WCSD had always been instructed by
The other issues raised in the memo were not clear, as the fax machine ate the second page. Council and/or Mary will follow up to get that page and investigate as necessary.
Nona made a motion to adjourn. Roger second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk