Council Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2005
Meeting called to order at 7:30 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
Mary gave the State of the Village Address. Mary listed accomplishments made in the Village over the last year, including; repair of various street problems, office upgrades, bathroom remodeling, hiring of Village Secretary, 2 grant-fund street projects 99% finished, and Village ended the year with more money in the bank than in the last five years.
Mary asked if any visitors wanted to speak. No one did.
Rita made a motion to approve the December 2004 minutes. Roger second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to approve the December 2004 financial statement. Roger second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to approve the January 3, 2005 Organizational Meeting minutes. Ed second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to adopt Resolution 2005-1, A Resolution Declaring it Necessary to Levy A Tax in Excess of the Ten Mill Limitation. Roger second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2005-3, A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency. Robert second. All yeah.
Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance # 2005-5, An Ordinance Establishing Guidelines and Procedures for the Billing and Collection of Water and Sewer Fees and the Declaration of an Emergency. Kevin second. All yeah.
Robert made the motion to adopt Ordinance # 2005-5, An Ordinance Establishing Guidelines and Procedures for the Billing and Collection of Water and Sewer Fees and the Declaration of an Emergency. Rita second. All yeah.
First Reading of Ordinance 2005-6, An Ordinance Establishing a Review Policy for the Hiring and Discharge of Fire Department Employees.
Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance # 2005-7, An Ordinance Establishing an Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2005, and the Declaration of An Emergency. Roger second. All yeah.
Robert made the motion to adopt Ordinance # 2005-7, An
Ordinance Establishing an Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year Ending
December 31, 2005, and the Declaration of An Emergency.
from Fire Chief - Mike Jackson was present. Mike gave Council a copy of the Standard
Operations Procedures (SOP’s). Mike said
the department had 213
Mike asked Aaron how much we would be able to put down on a
new squad. Aaron said the Finance
Committee had met and agreed that we could put down $20,000. Mike said that
Jamie said that Medic 622 wasn’t working, after spending several hours trying to get it to work. They would like to just get rid of it. After some discussion, Roger made a motion to declare Medic 622 junk inventory to be disposed of. Robert second. All yeah.
Mike said the Station Car is out at Bader’s for repair. The log is being kept up-to-date, everyone is signing it.
Mike gave his resignation in writing to Council. This is to be effective January 31,
2005. Mike sited personal reasons, including the need to
spend more time with his family and added responsibilities at his full-time job
Roger commended all the department personnel who were on duty during the ice storm and the recent emergencies.
from the Service Committee:
Robert said that Ernie Harter has been working tirelessly on the
cemetery issues; easements, space, etc.
Ernie said the pastor at the
Robert said they also discussed the old firehouse (current street building). The roof is leaking but the furnace is working. Council asked that Michelle get current quotes for roof repair.
Robert said that there are clogged storm sewer drains that
need cleared out on
Robert said the residents of
from the Safety Committee:
Rita said they talked about downed limbs from the storm They also talked about how the Village should
start enforcing the “No Parking” on sidewalks law. She said that on
It was decided that each committee would submit topics that are to be included in the fliers by the next Council meeting.
Report from the Finance Committee: Roger said that the Finance Committee discussed the budget for 2005 and went over the financial statements. They also discussed what they could afford to put down on a new squad. They also discussed taking half of the pay for the Village Secretary out of the Water Fund since half of her job involves that. Further investigation of her time is necessary before making any moves there.
Roger said they also discussed possibly buying the
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert said the
Council discussed the alley around Ruckman’s property. Roger said it shouldn’t be closed, it needs to be opened up, but there’s a dirt pile there. Council discussed alley’s being maintained or non-maintained. No one saw the benefit of the alley – it hasn’t been maintained, so it’s abandoned – no need to open it.
Mary said she is going to the
Mary said that with Mike Jackson resigning, we need to get an acting Chief. Mary will check with Mike King to see if he’s interested. Roger said we should have job descriptions that list qualifications/certifications required for each position.
Michelle announced that she will have her notary stamp soon. She will be providing free notary service to the Village residents.
Michelle said that Peggy Wright on
Michelle said Mr. Darst on
Aaron brought up the Soliciting Ordinance. Safety Committee will review
Ed said we need to look into taking the fire car and using
it for police or other use. Roger said
we need auxiliary police officers. Mary
is going to check with Bob Kalish in
Aaron presented Council with the UAN agreement and discussed the changes to the computer accounting system.
Council discussed raising water tap fees to $2,500. Aaron was asked to notify Solicitor to prepare the legislation.
Ed made a motion to adjourn. Rita second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk