SEPTEMBER 2017 MEETING MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

SEPTEMBER 18, 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 CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL.  MEDIA PRESENT:  JOE SHOUSE OF THE PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER OF THE CRESCENT NEWS.  VISITOR:  BARRY HOOK.

 

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

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 21, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

BARRY HOOK WAS IN ATTENDANCE TO OBSERVE ONLY.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 154 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST WITH 40 OFFENSES.  NEW POLICE CRUISER WILL BE IN SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017.  CHRIS HOWELL WAS SWORN IN AS A RESERVE OFFICER.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $6,933.13 FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $49,784.34.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 26 EMS RUNS FOR AUGUST, WITH A TOTAL OF 206 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-19:  AN ORDINANCE RENAMING RIVERSIDE PARK AS RIVERSIDE VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-19. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-08:  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.

 

APRIL LITZENBERG HAS BEEN HIRED AS THE NEW UTILITY BILLING CLERK.

 

CONSERVATION CLUB HAS REQUESTED BRINGING INTO THE PARK A SELF-CONTAINED BB GUN RANGE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.  IF COUNCIL ALLOWS, THE CONSERVATION CLUB WILL ADD THE VILLAGE AS AN ADDITIONAL INSURED ON THEIR LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY AND ENTER INTO AN INDEMNITY AGREEMENT TO PROTECT THE VILLAGE. COUNCIL TABLES MAKING A DECISION UNTIL A DEMONSTRATION CAN BE ARRANGED.

 

COMPOST PILE CHIPPED AND COMPOSITE SITE REOPENED TO VILLAGE RESIDENTS.

 

DECORATIVE CORNICES ARE PULLING AWAY FROM TOWN HALL BUILDING ON SOUTH SIDE.  TRI-COUNTY ROOFING SAID THEY COULD NOT REACH IT WITHOUT A LIFT, WHICH WILL REQUIRE ACCESSING THAT SIDE OF THE BUILDING FROM PROPERTY OWNED BY LYLE LEINARD.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN AND MAYOR DELONG MET WITH LYLE LEINARD TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO HAVE  A LIFT BROUGHT ONTO HIS PROPERTY SO THE CORNICES COULD BE ACCESSED FOR REPAIR AND /OR REMOVAL.  LYLE LEINARD DENIED THE VILLAGE PERMISSION TO COME ONTO HIS PROPERTY.  THE VILLAGE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS SIDE OF THE BUILDING TO MAKE NECESSARY REPAIRS AND  WILL EXPLORE OPTIONS TO BE ABLE TO DO SO.

 

AS A FUNDING AGENCY, OPWC DID NOT SEE A PROBLEM WITH EXTENDING THE PROJECT COMPLETION DATE FOR THE SANITARY SEWER AND LIFT STATION PROJECT AND FELT THE VILLAGE SHOULD RE-BID THE PROJECT IN 2018 TO GET BETTER BIDS.

 

DISCUSSION ON WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING FILTER MEDIA REPLACEMENT AND WELL PIPING REPLACEMENT FOR WELL #5.

 

TRICK OR TREAT WILL BE OCTOBER 28, 2017, AT 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $3,207.00 IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST WITH $2,574.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $612.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $21.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

NEW BUSINESS

KEITH WEST REQUESTS THE VILLAGE BID OUT MORE PROJECTS TO MAKE COSTS MORE COMPETITIVE.  DISCUSSION HAD ON COMPETITIVE BIDDING WITH FOCUS TO OBTAIN MOST QUALIFIED CONTRACTOR AT BEST PRICE FOR VILLAGE PROJECTS.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:26 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

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