June 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

JUNE 19, 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: STEVE DERCK, RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, LARRY RYAN, KEITH WEST AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS AND EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL.  MEDIA PRESENT: JACOB SWEET OF THE PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER OF THE CRESCENT NEWS. VISITORS: DAVID BURTCH, BRANDON AND KATIE SCHARR, DANA EAKEN, MIKE MOLITOR AND WAYNE DAVIS.

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD MAY 15, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE MAY 15, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

THE MAY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

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

 

VISITORS

DAVID BURTCH WAS PRESENT TO REPRESENT PAULDING COUNTY VISION BOARD. THIS BOARD IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A COUNTYWIDE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. DAVID ASKED COUNCIL TO APPOINT SOMEONE TO THE VISION BOARD TO REPRESENT ANTWERP, WHICH THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL THEN NEED TO APPROVE.

BRANDON AND KATIE SCHARR SPOKE ON WATER RUNOFF FROM NORTH GARDEN APARTMENTS.  THEY HAVE CONTACTED THE OWNER OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX WITHOUT RESULTS.  THEY ARE ASKING IF THE VILLAGE WOULD BE ABLE TO ASSIST IN ANYWAY BY CONTACTING OHIO EPA, WHO APPROVED THE ORIGINAL PLANS SHOWING THE USE OF SWALES FOR STORMWATER RUNOFF, OR THE OWNER.  SARA WILL CONTACT OHIO EPA AND ALSO ASKED THAT THE RESIDENTS CONTACT THEM AS WELL.  VILLAGE SOLICITOR WILL REVIEW ORDINANCES THAT ARE IN PLACE DEALING WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR STORMWATER DRAINAGE AND THE APPLICATION TO THE NORTH GARDEN APARTMENTS.

DANA EAKEN AND MIKE MOLITOR WERE IN ATTENDANCE TO EXPRESS CONCERN WITH VILLAGE-WIDE SIDEWALKS. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY RESIDENTS WITH NO SIDEWALKS DO NOT HAVE TO PUT ONE IN.  THEY FEEL IF THEY SHOULD HAVE TO REPAIR THEIR EXISTING SIDEWALK, THEN THOSE WITHOUT SIDEWALKS SHOULD HAVE TO PUT THEM IN AND THAT THE ORDINANCE COULD BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THAT.

WAYNE DAVIS WAS IN ATTENDANCE TO DISCUSS PARKING ON WEST SIDE OF SMALL TOWN BLISS.  HIS APARTMENT RESIDENTS HAVE PARKED THERE AND NOW SIGNAGE STATES NO OVERNIGHT PARKING.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN SAID UTILITY COMMITTEE WILL MEET TO DISCUSS HOW TO MOVE FORWARD.  THE MAIN PROBLEM DEALT WITH DISABLED VEHICLES PARKED IN LOT FOR MONTHS AT A TIME. CUSTOMERS OF SMALL TOWN BLISS HAD NOWHERE TO PARK TO GET TO THE BUSINESS.  SIGNS WILL BE TAKEN DOWN UNTIL COMMITTEE PROVIDES RECOMMENDATION ON HOW TO PROCEED.

KEITH WEST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM STAN JORDAN REQUESTING THAT THE VILLAGE CHANGE THE NAME OF RIVERSIDE PARK TO VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK. A SUGGESTION WAS MADE TO NAME IT RIVERSIDE VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK.  MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE TO DETERMINE DEDICATION OF PARK AND ORIGINAL NAME, IF NAME CAN BE CHANGED, AND, IF SO, PROCESS TO ACCOMPLISH NAME CHANGE.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 176 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY WITH 29 OFFENSES.

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS ALSO INFORMED COUNCIL THE NEW POLICE CRUISER HAS ARRIVED AND WILL HAVE LIGHTS INSTALLED ON THURSDAY.  GOLF CART SHOULD BE READY SOMETIME IN JULY.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $5,299.79 FOR THE MONTH OF MAY AND A YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $35,145.90.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 18 EMS RUNS FOR MAY WITH A TOTAL OF 150 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-14: 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 REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-14. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-14. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-15:  AN ORDINANCE TO RETAIN THE SERVICES OF MELANIE L. FARR AS SOLICITOR FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-15. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-15 SETTING THE RATE OF THE VILLAGE SOLICITOR AT $120.00 PER HOUR. 2 YEAS, 4 NAYS.  MOTION DENIED.
  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-15 SETTING THE RATE OF THE VILLAGE SOLICITOR AT $130.00 PER HOUR.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-16:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES ON THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-16. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-16. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

COUNCIL DISCUSSED THE APPOINTMENT OF A VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVE TO SERVE ON THE PAULDING COUNTY VISION BOARD.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPOINT VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN TO SERVE ON THE PAULDING COUNTY VISION BOARD.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB AND ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN ATTENDED HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GROUNDBREAKING HELD LAST THURSDAY ON WEBER STREET.

CONSTRUCTION OF PCH MEDICAL BUILDING AND EXERCISE ROOM TO BREAK GROUND SOON.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $4,045.00 IN THE MONTH OF MAY WITH $2,933.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,070.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $42.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

RITA REPORT SHOWS INCOME TAX COLLECTION FOR THE MONTH OF MAY AT $33,979.70.

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:59 P.M.

 

 

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