Council Meeting Minutes
December 8, 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 - Absent
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Visitors: Lowell & JoAnn Hite, Steve Reedy, Carl Stalder, Kent Leitnaker, Jamie Carroll
Mary asked if any visitors wanted to speak. Carl Stalder was present from
No one else wanted to speak.
Mary said they were going to discuss the open seat on the
Council agreed to hold a special meeting to discuss the open
seat on the Board of the
Kevin made a motion to approve the November 2005 minutes. Ed second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to approve the November 2005 financial statement. Kevin second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution #2005-23 – A Resolution declaring the lack of need for maintaining the policy department levy, the repealing of such levy, and the declaration of an emergency. Kevin second. All yea.
Ordinance 2005-24 – An Ordinance amending ordinance 9-24-89 by increasing tapping fees for water service and the declaration of an emergency was brought up. Kevin made a motion to table the Ordinance for further discussion. Roger second. All yea.
Report from Fire Chief – Assistant Chief Mike King was not present. Jamie Carroll passed out run reports and the 2006 budget. Jamie said they were having a potluck Christmas dinner at the firehouse on December 17th at 7:00 p.m. Council is invited. Jamie said Santa will be at the firehouse on Saturday, December 18th from 1 – 4 p.m. They will be passing out candy and giving rides. Robert made a motion to approve the 2006 budget for the fire department as presented, pending the approval of the Walnut Township Trustees. Kevin second. All yea.
Jamie requested Council go into Executive Session so he
could address personnel issues. Robert
made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss fire department personnel
At 8:05 p.m.,
from the Service Committee:
Robert said they met on December 7th. Bob Ortman, Kevin Ety, Mary Barber, Ed Vanek,
Bob Black and Ernie Harter were present.
They discussed replacing the furnace on the west side of the
building. Michelle is getting more
quotes. Ernie has been talking to the
folks from the
Report from the Safety Committee: Rita wasn’t present, but Robert had her notes. They met on December 5th, and discussed the open chief’s position. Rita, Ed, Robert and Mary were present.
Report from the Finance Committee: Meeting December 12th, after the special meeting.
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert didn’t make it to the meeting.
Business – Robert asked about the catch basin repairs. Steve said we should wait until spring. Mary said that Congrove would start the roof
New Business - Aaron said the water contract
Aaron brought a list to Council that was given to him by
Jamie Carroll for payment to the fire department volunteers. Jamie said it’s the new point system. The list only contains names and how much to
pay them. No one signed off on the
request and the point system is not documented.
Aaron asked if Council was okay with him paying these amounts which
total around $3,500. Council said there
is not enough information to determine how the point system works. They felt uneasy just paying from a list of
names. Ed made a motion to table the
Michelle Shumaker said the windows in the Council chambers have been thick with ice. It melts and causes puddles on the floor. Bob Black bought some thick plastic for one window to test it. It’s working well. Would like to put on all other windows. Council had no problem with the request.
Ed made a motion to adjourn.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk