August 2015 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

AUGUST 15, 2016

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, STEVE DERCK, LARRY RYAN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:  SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS, AND EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL. MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE FROM PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER FROM DEFIANCE CRESCENT NEWS. VISITOR: TERRY OROUCKE AND SHERIFF JASON LANDERS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 18, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JULY 18, 2016, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JULY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE JULY RECONCILIATION REPORT.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

TERRY OROUCKE, PRESIDENT OF PARAGON, ATTENDED TO DISCUSS THE CORPORATE STRUCTURE AND SQUELCH RUMORS THAT PARAGON IS CLOSING.  PARAGON IS IN THE MIDST OF A FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT, AND TWO PIECES OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE ANTWERP FACILITY HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  HE SAID THAT PARAGON IS NOT CLOSING; RATHER, IT IS A STABLE BUSINESS WITH 102 EMPLOYEES AT THE ANTWERP FACILITY AND CURRENTLY HIRING.

 

SHERIFF LANDERS ATTENDED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE JAIL LEVY ON THE UPCOMING NOVEMBER ELECTION BALLOT.  THE LEVY IS FOR 1.35 MIL FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION EXPENSES OF THE JAIL.  CURRENTLY, THE COUNTY SPENDS $325,000 TO HOUSE INMATES IN PUTNAM COUNTY AND OPERATES ON A $614,000 BUDGET ANNUALLY. THIS NEW LEVY IS PROJECTED TO BRING IN AN ADDITIONAL $630,000.  THE LEVY WILL BE IN EFFECT IN 2016 COLLECTED IN 2017.  SHERIFF LANDERS PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT TAXPAYERS WILL SEE ON THEIR PROPERTY TAX BILL IN 2017 IF LEVY PASSES: A HOUSE VALUED AT $100,000 WOULD BE ASSESSED FOR $35,000 (35% FOR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES) AND THIS LEVY WILL ADD $47.25 ON THEIR PROPERTY TAXES.  SHERIFF LANDERS WILL HOLD FUTURE TOWN HALL MEETINGS AROUND THE COUNTY TO DISCUSS THIS LEVY IN MORE DEPTH.

 

POLICE REPORT

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 83 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WITH 43 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.  CLEMENS DISCUSSED A PENDING CASE INVOLVING JUVENILES THROWING ROCKS AND BREAKING BUSINESS WINDOWS, AS WELL AS VEHICLE WINDOWS. THE ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT SOLVED THE CASE, AND THE INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED WERE CHARGED AND CASES REFERRED TO THE PAULDING COUNTY PROSECUTOR.

 

CLEMENS ASKED THAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEET TO DISCUSS REGULATING GOLF CART USAGE IN THE VILLAGE.  CLEMENS STATED THAT JUVENILES ARE DRIVING THESE IN TOWN. HE ALSO STATED THAT GOLF CARTS ARE NOT LEGAL TO BE DRIVEN ON THE VILLAGE STREETS AND SUGGESTED AN ORDINANCE TO ALLOW THEM BUT WITH REGULATIONS.  PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE WILL SET A DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $8,152.30 MONTH-TO-DATE AND FOR YEAR-TO-DATE A TOTAL COLLECTED OF $57,506.34.  A WRITTEN REPORT ALSO PROVIDED SHOWING 19 EMS RUNS FOR JULY WITH A TOTAL OF 208 EMS RUNS FOR YEAR-TO-DATE IN 2016.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY ASKED TO SCHEDULE A FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO DISCUSS NEW HEALTH INSURANCE RATES, CRANE TOWNSHIP EMS CONTRACT, AND WATER FUND AND SEWER FUND BALANCES.  MEETING IS SET FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 8:30 A.M.  LICHTY ALSO STATED THAT 2ND HALF PROPERTY TAXES WERE RECEIVED, AND DISCUSSED ADDITIONAL FEES ASSESSED BY RITA.

 

SECOND READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2016-05:  A RESOLUTION TO LEVY A MUNICIPAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE FEE PURSUANT TO SECTION 4504.171 OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-24:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $27,500.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE POLICE FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-24. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-24. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-25:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $6,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE STREET LIGHTING FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-25. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-25. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN INFORMED COUNCIL THAT THE BID FOR PHASE II OF THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT WAS AWARDED TO VERN NAGEL AND SHE IS WAITING TO HEAR WHEN THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING WILL BE HELD.

 

IN RESPONSE TO EPA ISSUED VIOLATIONS ON THE BRUSH PILE AT THE SEWER PLANT, ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN ASKED COUNCIL FOR MORE TIME TO DEVELOP A GAME PLAN DUE TO THE FACT THAT SHE WAS APPROACHED BY AN INDIVIDUAL STATING HE MAY BE INTERESTED IN TAKING THIS OVER PRIVATELY. KEERAN WOULD LIKE TO LOOK INTO THIS FURTHER AND GET BACK TO FINANCE COMMITTEE.

 

SIDEWALKS ON WEST WASHINGTON STREET ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPAIRED/REPLACED BY RESIDENTS.

 

EPA VISITED WATER PLANT ON JUNE 22, 2016. ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN STATED THAT POGGEMEYER IS WORKING ON RESPONSE PLAN.  THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR WILL RESEARCH AVAILABLE FUNDING FOR IMPROVEMENT COSTS.

 

RAILROAD CROSSING ON MAIN STREET WILL BE REPAIRED THIS YEAR.

 

FINAL TOP COAT WILL BE APPLIED TO ROAD IN MAUMEE LANDING SUBDIVISION AND THIS ROAD WILL BECOME A PUBLIC ROAD ONCE THAT IS COMPLETED.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO COMMITTEE REPORTS.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN $4,300.00 TO THE VILLAGE, $1,491.50 TO THE STATE, AND $58.00 TO THE COUNTY IN THE MONTH OF JULY.

 

MAYOR DELONG AND COUNCIL STATED THERE HAVE BEEN MANY VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR IN THE VILLAGE DOING GREAT THINGS TO HELP IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY AND THE VILLAGE IS VERY GRATEFUL AND THANKS THEM ALL.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:04 P.M.

 

 

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