Council Meeting Minutes
August 12, 2004
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Mayor Barber. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call: Robert Ortman – Present
Warren Simpson – Present
Ed Vanek - Present
Kevin Ety – Present
Rita Leiendecker - Present
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
John Pickens (
Julie Thomas (
Julie Thomas complained about what she considers a nuisance at the Tom Rager property – there is a problem with exhaust from their vehicles – when they constantly rev the engines, the fumes and smell are overwhelming. They do this for long periods of time. Council will check into the situation.
Julie said there is also a nuisance with a dead tree on the Canter property – black ants have eaten it out and it’s rotten – and smells bad. Council will check on that.
Roger made a motion to approve the July 2004 minutes. Kevin second. All yea.
Kevin made a motion to approve the July 17, 2004 special meeting minutes. Ed second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to approve the July 2004 financial statement. Ed second. All yea.
Diane Derringer was present from ME Companies. She needed the mayor’s signature for the Third St. Storm Sewer Project. She also gave the status of both projects. Hoping to start in October.
Roger made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2004-18, A Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Funds and the declaration of an emergency. Rita second. All yeah.
from Fire Chief - Mike Jackson was present. He asked Aaron to have legislation prepared
to increase the
He said his is working on Standard Operating Guidelines for the Fire Department. He feels a Sexual Harassment Policy should be adopted by the Council. Mike had given a copy of the Millersport Guidelines for Village Employees to the Safety Committee to act as a guideline for Thurston’s policy.
Ed asked about the
Aaron asked about the status of the light pole repair. Mike said he hadn’t had time to do that yet, but will get on it.
Aaron told Mike that he wanted a copy of the invoice he
from the Service Committee:
Robert said they discussed the
Report from the Safety Committee: Rita said they discussed some of the issues raised in the last two special meetings. She said Mike is working on procedures for the fire department. She said a log book is now in place for the station cruiser. She said that they were going to start testing for officer’s positions on the fire department. They discussed required service time when the Village pays for education. Discussed volunteers who are out of the area coming down and spending time during the day.
Rita said they also discussed having a property maintenance and better livestock ordinance.
Report from the Finance Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from Board of Public Affairs President: Lowell Hite wasn’t present.
Report from the Walnut Creek Sewer District Board appointees: No one was present.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert said he has a list of projects for 2004 that are getting funding. Several of them have curbs and sidewalks. We should look into applying for funds for those purposes.
Roger made a motion to approve the property transfer from Owen Keller to Chris Whightsel as proposed. Rita second. All yea. Council agreed this was simply for the transfer, not for any specific use.
Storm sewer basin repairs – Mary said they should be starting next week.
Drainage issue @
Aaron shared forms he got from Fairfield County Auditor & Ohio Municipal League regarding Local Government Funds being cut. He will fill out the forms and return.
Council discussed tree service quotes received. Council decided to table the issue. Kevin will follow up with another quote.
Aaron went over the letters regarding the high-grass issues at Third & High.
Council discussed the latest sewer backup. It occurred due to the pumps not working in
the pump house. Aaron said
Aaron brought up the issue with Kelly Taber, with the broken
water pipe. The meter reading was high,
so the readers went back to confirm it.
It was right. Then
Mary asked Council how they felt about making
Roger made a motion to adjourn. Kevin second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk