Council Meeting Minutes
March 10, 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 - Absent
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Mary asked if any visitors wanted to speak. No one did.
Diana Derringer was present from ME companies. She said the CDBG application is due in April
and discussed submitting the
Ed made a motion to approve the February 2005 financial statement. Kevin second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution # 2005-9, A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency. Kevin second. All yeah.
Ed made the motion to adopt Resolution # 2005-9, A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency. Robert second. All yeah.
Report from Fire Chief – Acting Chief Mike King was present. Mike advised Council of the following items:
· SOP’s are out for substance abuse and sexual harassment
· A letter was delivered to Mr. Gould regarding the pile of dirt in the alley behind his house
· Duty crews will probably go into effect the first of April.
· May 7th, there will be a disaster practice exercise
· He is applying for some grants
Mike said they have a squad outside that they are considering buying. It is from Licking Trail Volunteer Fire Dept. John Shirk explained the details. It’s a 1994 Medtech ambulance that’s in good shape. It has 83,000 miles. Has a 7.3 liter diesel engine. It’s been well maintained, and is completely equipped. They could put it into service almost right away. The sticker price is $12,500, but will to sell to us for $8,500. It would need to have the front-end tightened up – it’s a little loose. It will need striping/decals. The department also has other things for sale we might be interested in. For $15,000, we could have everything else they have left, including the truck.
Ed made a motion to spend $20,000 on the Medtech Ambulance
and other supplies from Licking Trail Fire Dept., pending the approval of the
Walnut Twp. Trustees.
from the Service Committee:
Robert said there were no visitors.
Ed said Bob Black could put up 2 nice ceiling fans in the room across
the hall for $180.00. Ed said the glow
warm is installed now. Bob Black would
like to put lights in stairwell and upstairs.
Committee got a camera and took pictures of work on Long St. & Third
St. that still needs completed from the previous projects. Grading/seeding/stone laid. They would like Diana Derringer to add these
items to the final punch-out. Ed said we
should get easements along Long St.
Aaron will get with the solicitor to se how we would do that. Council discussed the
Report from the Safety Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Finance Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert didn’t attend.
Aaron said he got a couple of e-mails back from the Solicitor regarding opening/closing alleys. Basically, it must be done by legislation. There is no assumed time where the alley is just “abandoned”. No one can block or build on an alley unless it has been closed by legislation of Council.
Mary said she met with the insurance adjuster about the
Mary said three catch basins on
Council reviewed the quotes Michelle gathered for the gravel to be laid. The dips in the alley between Oak & Long St. were caused by the Long St. Project – needs filled by contractor. Aaron will make sure Diane knows of this.
Council agreed to get more bids for the water shut-off valve
Ed made a motion to accept the bid from Baltimore Lime & Excavating – pending the Long Street Contractor’s action of fixing the alley. Kevin second. All yea.
Leitnakers want to sell off plats. Mr. Hankison is present to have Council
review the plan and approve the lot divisions on
We need to get more bids for mowing. Currently have from Kent Leitnaker and C&C Lawn Care
Laura Clark was present.
She is concerned about the high level of speeding on
Aaron shared the Fire Levy language received from the Board of Elections for the May vote. Council said it was fine.
Ed made a motion to adjourn. Kevin second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk