Council Meeting Minutes
October 13, 2005
Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm by Mayor Mary 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 asked if any visitors wanted to speak. Jim Barber Sr. was present to discuss a sewer
line problem. He would like to build a
new home but couldn’t get a sewer line in the past because of a road frontage
issue. He gave a copy of the deed to
council – he has 10’ of road frontage on
Jim Barber said that there is a building on his property next to Rita’s property that belongs to someone else. Rita agreed that it’s on Jim’s property. He’s not sure how to handle. Council suggested he consult his attorney.
Felix Zabonik was present.
He stated that he was interested in buying the
Richard Gould was present and raised the issue about the space behind his house – wondering if the Village was going to open up the alley or not. Council advised him to check his survey stakes. He needs to keep his building five feet off the property line for buildings under roof (3 inches for fences). Council said the alley has never been “closed”, so it must be kept clear. He asked about the sidewalks in the village that were in need of repair. He was advised that it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain their sidewalk.
Susan Lent from Waste Management was present to discuss the
Village’s waste contract. We’ve been
with them for six years, and now it’s up for renewal (January 1, 2006). Susan presented a contract extension
agreement which was about $1.00 more per month.
Deneice Cooper was present from Poggemeyer Design
Group. She is a Community Development
Specialist. She is marketing her company
Kevin made a motion to approve the September 2005 minutes. Rita second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to approve the September19 2005 special meeting minutes. Kevin second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to approve the September 2005 financial statement. Robert second. All yea.
Roger made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance #2005-20 – An Ordinance Establishing Rules and Regulations for the Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department and the declaration of an emergency. Rita second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to adopt Ordinance #2005-20 – An Ordinance Establishing Rules and Regulations for the Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department and the declaration of an emergency. Kevni second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance #2005-21 – An Ordinance enacting regulations for the keeping of prohibited or dangerous animals and listing prohibited species and the declaration of an emergency. Roger second. All yea.
First reading for Ordinance #2005-22, An Ordinance Declaring the Salary Disbursement Schedule for the Position of Village Secretary.
Ed made a motion to adopt Ordinance #2005-16, An Ordinance to Adopt Rules and Regulations controlling Peddlers, Solicitors, Canvassers & Temporary Stores. Kevin second. All yea.
Report from Fire Chief – Chief was not present. Rita and Roger said he should have been here and that we need better attendance from the Fire Chief.
Report from the Service Committee: Robert said that he, Ed and Kevin discussed with Zubonik his business (power wash & chimney sweep). He said on September 19, the Service Committee and the Mayor walked around the Village and checked out catch basins. Some are in need of immediate repair.
Report from the Safety Committee: Rita said Bob, herself, and the Mayor were present. They didn’t discuss anything that needed to be brought up.
Report from the Finance Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert said he wasn’t able to attend.
Old Business – Roger asked about any drainage problems left on the Long St. Project. Mary said she checked things out and didn’t see any problems left. The property owner wanted hydro seed, but that wasn’t in the contract.
Roger talked about the alley behind the Gould residence. He said trees need trimmed. Ed said it doesn’t need stone – just needs to be clear and open for emergency purposes.
Council discussed the water meter issue and response from the Board of Public Affairs. Council’s response is they want the BOPA to replace the meters that are broken, and make sure there are meters on the house – do away with the meters on the ground.
New Business - Robert announced that Rita Reinchield had been named “Mom of the Year” for 2005 at the Fairfield County Fair.
Mary said that Pizza Rias is handing out Trick-or-Treat bags for Village residents. Mary announced that Trick-or-Treat night would be Monday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ed made a motion to adjourn. Roger second. All yea.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk