September 2016 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

SEPTEMBER 19, 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. VISITORs: JUDGE JOHN DEMUTH AND ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 15, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 15, 2016, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 22, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 22, 2016, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

JOHN DEMUTH, PAULDING COUNTY PROBATE/JUVENILE COURT JUDGE, ATTENDED TO iNFORM COUNCIL ABOUT SEEKING RE-ELECTION.  HE HAS CURRENTLY SERVED TWO TERMS AS JUDGE.

 

ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS PRESENT TO OBSERVE ONLY.

 

POLICE REPORT

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 96 CALLS FOR SERVICE WITH 16 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.  CHIEF CLEMENS MENTIONED THERE ARE STILL ISSUES WITH GOLF CARTS BEING OPERATED IN THE VILLAGE.  HE REMINDED COUNCIL THAT THERE IS A NEW LAW GOING INTO EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE STATE OF OHIO JANUARY 1, 2017, REGULATING THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $11,610.79 MONTH-TO-DATE AND FOR YEAR-TO-DATE A TOTAL COLLECTED OF $64,186.66.  A WRITTEN REPORT ALSO PROVIDED SHOWING 27 EMS RUNS FOR AUGUST WITH A TOTAL OF 235 EMS RUNS FOR YEAR-TO-DATE IN 2016.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY PRESENTED A NEW PROPOSED RATE TABLE FOR WATER RATE INCREASE THAT FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED.

 

LICHTY ALSO INFORMED COUNCIL THAT OCTOBER 1ST IS RENEWAL DATE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE FOR VILLAGE EMPLOYEES.  THERE IS A RATE INCREASE OF 6.9% FROM LAST YEAR.  LICHTY REQUESTED APPROVAL TO PAY THE INCREASED HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE PAYMENT OF THE INCREASED HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THIRD 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.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2016-05. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-26:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO ENTER INTO AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT FOR A HOUSING INSPECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE NO. 2016-17; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-26. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-26. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-27:  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2014-21 AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF WATER RATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-28:  AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A NOTE FOR THE PURPOSE OF SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-28. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-28. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING RESOLUTION NO. 2016-08:  RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN INFORMED COUNCIL THAT THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT IS TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, AND BE COMPLETED OCTOBER 31, 2016.

 

IN RESPONSE TO EPA ISSUED VIOLATIONS ON THE BRUSH PILE AT THE SEWER PLANT, ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN INFORMED COUNCIL THAT THE REGISTRATION PAPERWORK WAS MAILED TO EPA LAST WEEK.  A GATE HAS BEEN PURCHASED AND WILL BE INSTALLED ALONG WITH EPA REQUIRED SIGNAGE.

 

AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING FOR THE WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENTS MANDATED BY OHIO EPA WAS SUBMITTED TO THE PAULDING COUNTY ENGINEER ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2016.  TOTAL PROJECT ESTIMATE OF $175,450.00 WAS DETERMINED, WITH 50% OR $87,725.00 IN GRANTs AND 50% OR $87,725.00 ZERO INTEREST LOAN WAS REQUESTED.  PAYMENTS OF $2,925.00 PER YEAR FOR 30 YEARS WOULD BE REPAYMENT OBLIGATION ON THE LOAN.

 

AS PART OF THE UPGRADES REQUIRED BY OHIO EPA, THE VILLAGE’S CURRENT BACKFLOW PREVENTION ORDINANCE MAY NEED UPDATED.  THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMMITTEE WILL MEET TO REVIEW BEFORE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE COMMITTEE MET ON NEW WATER RATE INCREASE.  INFORMATION INCLUDED IN ORDINANCE 2016-27.

 

UTILITY COMMITTEE MET ON GOLF CARTS IN THE VILLAGE.  COMMITTEE MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO DEFER ON MOVING FORWARD UNTIL NEW STATE LAW TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2017, BUT WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE ISSUE UNTIL THEN.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN $2,134.00 TO THE VILLAGE, $712.50 TO THE STATE, AND $28.50 TO THE COUNTY IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

 

MAYOR DELONG STATED THAT CONGRESSMAN LATTA’S OFFICE WILL BE AT VILLAGE OFFICE OCTOBER 5, 2016, 10:00 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M.

 

TRICK OR TREAT WILL BE OCTOBER 29, 2016, FROM 5:00 TO 6:30 P.M.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:45 P.M.

 

 

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