Council Meeting Minutes
October 14, 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 – Absent
Rita Leiendecker - Present
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Diana Derringer from ME Companies was present. She presented the status for projects to
Council. Projects should begin this
month. She will have a pre-construction
Diana said the
Tammy Prather and Joanie Hines were present. They shared their idea to turn the old fire
Robert made a motion to override the Council rules and allow
Tammy another 10 minutes to speak. Rita
second. All yea. Tammy continued to
present their organization’s idea. Aaron
asked about parking. Tammy said she is
trying to contact the
Ed made a motion to approve the September 2004 minutes. Robert second. All yea.
Rita made a motion to approve the September 14 2004 special
Robert made a motion to approve the September 2004 financial statement. Ed second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to give Robert Elam a $10 credit for a Village contractor using their water for a Village project. Rita second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2004-22, An Ordinance Establishing a Policy for the Presence or Use of Dangerous Weapons on Village-owned Property and the declaration of an emergency. Robert second. All yeah.
Ed made the motion to adopt Resolution # 2004-19, An Resolution # 2004-22, An Ordinance Establishing a Policy for the Presence or Use of Dangerous Weapons on Village-owned Property and the declaration of an emergency. Rita second. All yeah.
Roger made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance # 2004-23, An Ordinance to amend the 2004 Appropriations Ordinance and the declaration of an emergency. Ed second. All yeah.
Ed made a motion adopt Ordinance # 2004-23, An Ordinance to amend the 2004 Appropriations Ordinance and the declaration of an emergency. Rita second. All yeah.
Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2004-24, A Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Funds and the Declaration of an Emergency. Robert second. All yeah.
Report from Fire Chief - Mike Jackson was present. Mike gave a copy of the current roster to everyone. Mike discussed the letter that Council had sent to him regarding several issues.
Mike said the SOP baselines are set, and that it’s a living document. Mike went over each SOP. He is considering it a draft because he needs each of his officers to review them. Once approved, they will have everyone sign off on them.
Mike said the light in the parking lot has been repaired. Mike & Mike King are going to repair the flag pole, too.
Mike said the State Fire reports are all up-to-date. Council had given Mike the deadline of
December 1, 2004 to finish the
Mike said that it was brought up at the Safety Committee meeting that before Mike can hire and/or fire anyone, it might be a good idea to have that reviewed by Council. An applicant would go from the hiring committee to Mike and then to the Council. Then the person would be on probation for 1 year. Aaron said he will review the process with the Village Solicitor to see if it needs to be enacted through legislation.
Ed made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a personnel issue. Robert second. All yea. The time is 8:10 p.m.
At 8:25 p.m., Ed made a motion to come out of executive session. Robert second. All yea.
Mike said the Township Trustees approved him to sell the 1987 Hurricane engine. Brent Auker appraised the vehicle at $32,000 minimum, and $50,000 maximum. Mike wants Council to set a minimum bid. Trustees want us to put the money aside for use for a new medic.
Ed made a motion to put the 1987 E-One Hurricane Pumper out for bid, with a minimum bid of $32,000. Robert second. All yea. Mike said Ralph Zollinger wants Council to give the old medic to the Walnut Twp Trustees. Council agreed to look into the possibility.
Mike said he would have the budget for 2005 ready for the next meeting.
Report from the Service Committee: Robert said someone requested permission to put gravel down in an alley so they could put a dumpster down. The committee agreed.
Report from the Safety Committee: Rita said that Warren Hiles wanted to check on the problem of cars parked on sidewalks. Council agreed this was a hot topic. Rita said they also discussed the issues already brought up by Chief Mike Jackson.
Report from the Finance Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert said there was nothing of any concern to the Village.
Thomas property nuisance (
Drainage issue @
Tree service quotes – Kevin is not present. It was agreed we need to keep looking into it. Table the issue until next meeting.
Aaron brought up the possibility of annexing
Mary announced that Trick-Or-Treat night will be October 28th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Pizza Ria’s is offering a treat bag for residents.
Ed made a motion to forfeit council pay for the September 29th special meeting since it was only 5 minutes long. Robert second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk