Council Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2007
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
Vickie Carroll - Present
Steve Reedy – Present
Laura Clark – Present
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Mary asked if any visitors wished to speak. No one did.
Jeff Tipple was present from Falcon Sanitation and made a presentation to council for waste services. He said they would like to be considered the next time the waste contract comes up.
He said they dontate $.50 per stop per month to the local school district. Ed Grubb, the owner, was also present.
Michael Carder and Jennifer Emerick were present from GGC Engineers. They thanked Council for choosing them for the Village’s engineering needs. Jennifer said CDBG applications need to be in by April 1. She suggested submitting for a couple of projects. They said to contact them anytime we need help.
Steve made a motion to approve the February 2007 minutes. Robert second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to approve the February 2007 financial statement. Laura second. All yea.
Second reading for Ordinance 2007-4, An Ordinance limiting the amount reimbursed for mileage for Village employees.
Ed made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Ordinance 2007-6, An Ordinance to amend the 2007 appropriations ordinance and the declaration of an emergency. Robert second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2007-6, An Ordinance to amend the 2007 appropriations ordinance and the declaration of an emergency. Laura second. All yea.
Robert made a motion to waive the three-reading rule and declare an emergency for Resolution 2007-7, A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an emergency. Steve second. All yea.
Ed made a motion to adopt Resolution 2007-7,
A Resolution authorizing the transfer of funds and the declaration of an
Report from Fire Chief – Jim Hite was present and submitted the report. Jamie Carroll talked about the mapping software they are looking into. Jim said they are getting better at getting trucks out.
Aaron shared information he found on the internet regarding paying for volunteer time when paid employees are off-duty. This has to do with the Fair Labor Standard Act. Sonny Dupler was present from the Walnut Township Trustees. It was decided Aaron will fax the information to Village Solicitor Jeff Feyko for a decision.
Mary presented Council with the most recent
version of the 50/50 agreement with
Sonny said those items shouldn’t be a problem. He will send the information to their lawyer to incorporate into the contract. Jim Hite said this contract will guarantee the future of the fire department; it’s a win-win for both entities.
from the Service Committee: Robert
said they met Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30 pm. Present were Michelle Shumaker, Aaron Reedy,
Laura Clark, Ed Vanek, Michael Betts & Robert Ortman. They discussed potential projects in the
village and their priorities with Michael Betts from GGC. They discussed the future of the water
system; whether we continue to purchase water from
Report from the Safety Committee: Ed said they met on Monday, March 5th at 7:30 at the firehouse. Present were Pauline Ety, Sonny Dupler, Ralph Zollinger, Mary Barber, Robert Ortman, Michelle Shumaker and Ed Vanek. He said they discussed the 50/50 contract agreement. Pauline asked how snow plowing we going. A couple of issues were given to her that she said she’d follow-up on.
Report from the Finance Committee: Didn’t meet
Report from the Rules Committee: Didn’t meet.
Report from the Regional Planning Representative: Robert wasn’t able to attend.
from Village Administrator: Michelle said she knows another quote for the
soffit job is coming; others don’t seem interested in doing it. She passed out a quote for the storm sewer
drain work on
Old Business – Mary said she had a meeting setup with Nick Ford tomorrow to discuss historic railroad signs for the Village.
New Business - Steve announced that he will be resigning from Council as of the end of this evening’s meeting. This is because he will be moving out of the Village.
Robert said the men of the
Aaron made a presentation regarding the Water
Fund budget and what needs to be considered when talking about a rate
increase. Aaron suggested a big rate
increase because the past several years of almost negligible increases have
left us with almost no reserve, and we need to plan better for the future of
the water system. In 2005, the Water
Fund lost $13,000. $20,000 worth of
water was “lost” somehow in the system.
Increased expenses are constantly pushing the fund to need more money
each year. Discussion was had by
everyone on Council and the audience.
Most understood the need for a modest increase, but not too high. Some said we need to find out where the
5,730,800 missing gallons went to. Some
blamed leaks in the system, some blamed a leak in the main line from
Laura made a motion to table the issue until
we can check the water usage between the
Jamie Carroll said he would like the Village
to take out of service and sell the 1962 Grass Truck to the fire association
for $1.00. They will use it for parades
and special activities. Ed made a motion
to table the issue until it is discussed with
Ed asked about the status of the new sire. Aaron said we’ve paid for it, but it’s not ready yet.
Steve made a motion to adjourn. Ed second. All yea. Time is 9:35 p.m.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk