Council Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2004
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Barber. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call: Robert Ortman – Present
Roger Aubery – Absent
Warren Simpson – Present
Ed Vanek - Present
Kevin Ety – Absent
Rita Leiendecker - Present
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Brooks Davis was present from Regional Planning. He discussed the County’s Fair Housing Program. He then made a presentation about zoning, including what it can and can’t do. He shared handouts with Council. He also shared information regarding Amanda’s recent adoption of zoning ordinance.
Robert made a motion to approve the May 2004 minutes. Ed second. All yea.
Council had 2nd Reading of Ordinance # 2004-10, An Ordinance to increase the fee for returned checks due to insufficient funds. This will increase the fee to $35.00 per check.
Council had the 2nd Reading of Ordinance # 2004-11, An Ordinance amending Ordinance 9-24-89 and Ordinance 12-20-90 by increasing the rate charged for reconnecting service for non-payment of monthly charges. This raises the water reconnect fee from $30 to $50.
Council had the 2nd Reading of Ordinance # 2004-12, An Ordinance rescinding Ordinance 12-14-00-1 and 12-14-00-2 relating to the applications of interest on checking and/or savings accounts and certificates of deposit and to apply said funds to the “General Fund”. This moves all interest earned to the General Fund, except where prohibited by State law.
Council had the 2nd Reading of Ordinance # 2004-13, An Ordinance to increase the salaries of members of Council and Board of Public Affairs. This increases Council pay to $50.00 per meeting and BOPA pay to $30.00 per meeting.
Rita made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance # 2004-16. Ed second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to waive the 3-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance # 2004-17. Rita second. All yea.
Report from Fire Chief - Mike Jackson was present. He said that the tornado siren box went out about a week ago. It was sent out for repair, came back, and still does not work. Sheriff’s office is going to work on it. It should go off at noon every Wednesday.
Mike asked Council to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. Robert made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. Ed second. All yea. The time is 8:10 p.m.
At 8:20 p.m., Ed made a motion to come out of Executive
from the Service Committee:
Robert said Ernie Harter came to the last meeting. They are all concerned about the
from the Safety Committee:
Rita said the committee discussed the possible merger into a fire
district; advantages/disadvantages. She
said it was favorable for the Village to join a district than go any other
route. Rita said the Poochy Parlor
nuisance was discussed. Discussed kids
coming out of
Report from the Finance Committee: Meets next week.
Report from the Rules Committee: Only Kevin showed up.
Report from Board of Public Affairs President: Lowell Hite wasn’t present.
Report from the Walnut Creek Sewer District Board appointees: Lowell Hite and JoAnn Hite were not present. Bryan Shook was present. Kristi said they heard from FHA about allowing the park. They said it could be done, and sent some items that needed to be addressed. The attorney at WCSD is reviewing at this point, and they will get back with us soon. Mary said “Woo!”
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert didn’t attend last month since he attended the Fire District Steering Committee meeting.
Ed made a motion to accept the proposal from Sam’s Pest
Control for mosquito spraying for the Village.
Rita second. All yea, except
We received a letter from ME Companies regarding the hole
next to the storm basin at
Michelle finally got information from Susan Lent at Waste management regarding trailer rental. We can get a 30 yard roll-off, they will waive the delivery charge and monthly rental since we have a contract. There is a $240.00 hauling & disposal fee (up to 5 tons). $75.00 if we want them to relocate it. Liquids, concrete, bricks, batteries and tires are not allowed. They can deliver within 3 business days from order date. We can leave a voice mail for her whenever we decide we want it.
Everyone agreed Council would have to meet and look through everything to decide what is trash and what can be auctioned off.
Mary said the attorney is still working on the Long Street plat update issue.
Ed said he would check the status of the drainage violation
Aaron received a bill from Orkin for renewal termite
service. Council agreed to have the
service done again for the
Michelle spoke with Randy at the Walnut Township Trustees. He said they wouldn’t mind cold-patching our streets, but before they do, we need to have our trees trimmed for their snowplow trucks. He estimated the street repairs at $1,500 - $2,000. The materials are going to run about $70 per ton along with labor for 2 or 3 guys. Council decided to pursue issue once the trees have been trimmed.
Aaron said the CDC wants a project representative for the Village assigned to handle day-to-day issues. Council decided Michelle would be assigned. If there were issues out of her control, she could contact Mary, Aaron, or another councilmember by phone.
CDC sent Statements of Qualifications from three engineering
firms. They want us to suggest one.
Aaron informed Council that Michelle Shumaker was doing an excellent job so far as Village Secretary.
Mary said she talked to the business regarding the bad roads
Robert informed Council that the
Robert said that the Fire District Steering Committee had a
good meeting. They are leaning towards a
district. The next meeting is June 23rd. They want the Village to appoint someone else
from the Village to be on the steering committee.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk