January 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

JANUARY 17, 2017

 

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 8:21 A.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, LARRY RYAN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.  THOSE ABSENT WERE KENNETH REINHART AND STEVE DERCK.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:  SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, EMS COORDINATOR RANDY SHAFFER AND EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL. MEDIA PRESENT: PETER GREER – CRESCENT NEWS. VISITORS: WILLIAM GRAHAM WITH WALMART.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 19, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE DECEMBER 19, 2016, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  4 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE DECEMBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO APPROVE THE DECEMBER RECONCILIATION REPORT.  4 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MAYOR DELONG PRESENTED WILLIAM GRAHAM, WALMART DEFIANCE STORE MANAGER, WITH PLAQUES RECOGNIZING HIM, WALMART, AND RACHEL HOLLINGER, REPRESENTATIVE OF ANDERSONS AT WALMART, FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY.  WALMART DONATED $1,500.00 TO THE ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH WAS USED TO GIVE $50.00 GIFT CARDS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN THE ANTWERP COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTMAS.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 69 CALLS FOR SERVICE WITH 10 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.  CHIEF CLEMENS ALSO MENTIONED THAT HE HAS APPLIED FOR THREE GRANTS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS FOLLOWS:  $15,000.00 to PURCHASE A PORTION OF THE PARKING LOT SOUTH OF POLICE STATION; $8,500.00 FROM COOPER’S TO PURCHASE A GOLF CART FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; AND $40,000.00 TO PURCHASE A NEW POLICE CRUISER.  CHIEF CLEMENS IS EXPECTING TO HEAR BACK IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE AWARDED THESE GRANTS.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS COORDINATOR RANDY SHAFFER PROVIDED A WRITTEN EMS REPORT SHOWING 333 CALLS IN 2016 COMPARED TO 308 IN 2015.  EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $1,434.72 FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AND A 2016 YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $82,584.33. SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 27 EMS RUNS FOR DECEMBER WITH A TOTAL OF 333 EMS RUNS FOR 2016. THE SUM OF $17,250.00 WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE VEHICLE REPLACEMENT FUND FOR 2016 FOR A TOTAL OF $96,169.27 IN THIS FUND.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY TABLED THE READING OF ORDINANCES.  A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 18, 2017, AT 6:30 P.M. AND THE ORDINANCES WILL BE READ AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.

 

DISCUSSION ON PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO COMMIT TO THE GOLD SPONSOR LEVEL AND PAY $1,500.00 FOR PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2017 MEMBERSHIP.  4 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

SNOW REMOVAL ON RESIDENTIAL SIDEWALKS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE THIS WINTER INCLUDING THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AREA.  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE MET JANUARY 4, 2017, AND AN ORDINANCE WILL BE DISCUSSED AND POSSIBLY PASSED AT SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ON JANUARY 18, 2017, TO ADDRESS NEW POLICY FOR REMOVAL OF ICE AND SNOW FROM SIDEWALKS.

 

COMPOST SITE WILL BE CLOSED DURING WINTER MONTHS.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

SEE ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT ON SIDEWALK ISSUE FOR REPORT OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE.  NO OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS.  HOWEVER PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE WILL SCHEDULE A MEETING TO DISCUSS THE INSPECTION OF GOLF CARTS.  FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO SCHEDULE A MEETING IN THE APRIL TIMEFRAME TO DISCUSS REVIEWING THE PERSONNEL MANUAL, AS WELL AS VACATION PAY BUYOUT.

 

COUNCILPERSON WEST ASKED IF RESEARCH WAS COMMENCED ON ENGINEERING SERVICES AND OBTAINING BIDS FOR THESE SERVICES ON FUTURE PROJECTS.  SOLICITOR FARR HAS INFORMATION FOR COUNCIL AND WILL PRESENT HER FINDINGS AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN $1,245.00 TO THE VILLAGE IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER WITH $375.00 GOING TO THE STATE AND $15.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY, FOR A TOTAL OF $1,635.00.

 

MAYOR DELONG RECOGNIZED 2016 COMPLETED PROJECTS AND ALSO MENTIONED GOALS FOR 2017 THROUGH HIS STATE OF THE VILLAGE ADDRESS (SEE ATTACHED).

  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 4 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:27 A.M.

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

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