March 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

MARCH 20, 2017

 

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, kENNETH REINHART, LARRY RYAN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.  STEVE DERCK WAS ABSENT.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:  SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN AND EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL.  MEDIA PRESENT: JACOB SWEET OF THE PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER OF THE CRESCENT NEWS.  VISITORS:  FLOYD RAMSIER, ANTWERP ROTARY; MARY CRALL AND FRANK KOHSTALL, STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE; AND HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS.

  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO EXCUSE STEVE DERCK FROM THE MARCH REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 21, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 21, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 2, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 2, 2017, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE FEBRUARY RECONCILIATION REPORT.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

FLOYD RAMSIER DISCUSSED WITH COUNCIL THE STATUS OF THE TENNIS COURT PROJECT AND IF THERE WOULD BE ANY OBJECTION BY THE VILLAGE TO ANTWERP ROTARY ADDING A PEDESTAL AND PLAQUE AT THE TENNIS COURT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ROTARY. NO OBJECTION WAS MADE.  ROTARY WILL HOLD A DEDICATION CEREMONY IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

MARY CRALL AND FRANK KOHSTALL WERE IN ATTENDANCE ON BEHALF OF THE TREASURER OF STATE’S OFFICE TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON OHIOCHECKBOOK.COM.  OHIOCHECKBOOK.COM IS USED BY THE STATE OF OHIO TO HOLD THE STATE ACCOUNTABLE FOR SPENDING AND IN 2015 THE STATE DECIDED TO OFFER THE SAME SERVICE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ON A FREE AND VOLUNTEER BASIS. THIS WOULD GIVE RESIDENTS TRANSPARENCY ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIALS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY OVER 1,000 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT HAVE JOINED AT THIS TIME. COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS FURTHER AT APRIL COUNCIL MEETING.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 49 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WITH 10 OFFENSES. GOLF CART INSPECTION FEES DISCUSSED AND TO ALLOCATE SUCH FUNDS TO THE GENERAL FUND UNDER THE GENERAL MISCELLANEOUS LINE ITEM.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $2,525.77 FOR the MONTH OF FEBRUARY AND A YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $20,080.25. SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 15 EMS RUNS FOR FEBRUARY WITH A TOTAL OF 67 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FIRST READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-04: A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH THE SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN-MILL LIMITATION (OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 5705.19, 5705.191, 5705.25, AND 5705.26).  THIS RESOLUTION IS IN REGARD TO PLACING A RENEWAL LEVY ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-05: A RESOLUTION STRONGLY OPPOSING THE STATE OF OHIO GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED 2017-2018 BUDGET, WHICH PROPOSES CENTRALIZED COLLECTION OF NET PROFIT TAX RETURNS AND OTHER PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX, WHICH WILL CAUSE A SUBSTANTIAL LOSS OF REVENUE NEEDED TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, WELFARE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS OF OHIO MUNICIPALITIES, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2017-05. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2017-05. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-06: A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-01 AND RESOLUTION NO. 2009-03 TO APPOINT THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR AS THE PURCHASING AGENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASE, CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2017-06. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2017-06. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-08:  AN ORDINANCE ALLOWING INSPECTIONS OF GOLF CARTS AND OTHER UNDER‑SPEED VEHICLES BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO.  THIS ORDINANCE IS IN REGARD TO THE ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTING GOLF CART INSPECTIONS AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR A $25.00 INSPECTION FEE.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-09:  AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SPECIFICALLY TO ADDRESS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND THE NEW STATUTORY PROVISION FOR CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN LICENSEES, TO CLARIFY SICK LEAVE BENEFITS, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-10: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-36 TO ESTABLISH TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2017, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-10. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-10. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

PLANNING COMMISSION MET AND RECOMMENDED AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT ANY CULTIVATORS, PROCESSORS, AND RETAIL DISPENSARIES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE VILLAGE.  SARA WILL SET A PUBLIC HEARING AS REQUIRED BY ZONING ORDINANCE.

EPA HAS APPROVED COMPOST SITE.  COMPOST SITE WILL OPEN APRIL 1 AND BE OPEN WEEKLY MONDAY AND THURSDAY 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M., TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., AND SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. COMPOST SITE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CHRISTMAS TREES IN WHICH VILLAGE EMPLOYEES WILL PICK UP TREES FROM RESIDENTS.  CAMERAS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AND VIOLATORS WILL BE FORWARDED TO COUNTY COURT.

OSWALT LOTS SOLICITATION FOR BIDS WILL BE ADVERTISED STARTING THIS WEEK.  BIDS WILL BE OPENED AT NOON ON APRIL 25, 2017.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORT ON PERSONNEL MANUAL DISCUSSED DURING FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT, FOLLOWING READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-09.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $2,851.00 IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WITH $2,159.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $666.50 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $25.50 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:42 P.M.

 

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER____________________                               DATE_________________________

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