October 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

OCTOBER 16, 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.  VISITORS:  DEAN RISTER, LEE ZUBER AND ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 18, 2017, WERE REVIEWED

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 18, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE SEPTEMBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

LEE ZUBER ATTENDED TO INFORM COUNCIL HE IS A CANDIDATE FOR CARRYALL TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE AND GENERALLY DISCUSSED WHAT HE WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE IF ELECTED.  DEAN RISTER ATTENDED TO INFORM COUNCIL HE IS A CANDIDATE FOR VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL.  ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS PRESENT TO OBSERVE ONLY.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 139 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH 48 OFFENSES.  CHIEF CLEMENS AND VICTORIA CLEMENS JUST COMPLETED TWO (2) DAYS OF TRAINING.  ALL OFFICERS WERE RE-QUALIFIED ON FIREARMS.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $6,214.65 FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $55,998.99.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 21 EMS RUNS FOR SEPTEMBER WITH A TOTAL OF 227 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

SECOND 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.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-20:  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 RYAN, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-20. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-20. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-21:  AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A NOTE FOR THE PURPOSE OF A WATERWORKS SYSTEM IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-21. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-21. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-22:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING POLICE JURISDICTION FOR PROTECTION OF LANDS OWNED AND USED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP AND LOCATED BEYOND THE VILLAGE CORPORATION LIMITS, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-22. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-22. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

GUARDRAIL HAS BEEN INSTALLED ON HARRMANN ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION WITH VICTORY LANE/COUNTY ROAD 176.

 

THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR WILL BE MEETING WITH POGGEMEYER NEXT WEEK TO REVIEW CHANGES TO SANITARY SEWER AND LIFT STATION PROJECT SO THAT IT CAN GO TO BID IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS ARE STILL BEING PROJECTED FOR A START DATE YET THIS YEAR.

 

TRICK-OR-TREAT WILL BE OCTOBER 28, 2017, FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $7,145.00 IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH $5,283.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,791.50 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $70.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

DISCUSSION ON ATVs BEING ALLOWED ON VILLAGE STREETS.  ACCORDING TO OHIO REVISED CODE, THERE IS A PROVISION THAT WILL ALLOW COUNCIL TO PASS AN ORDINANCE ALLOWING ATVs ON VILLAGE STREETS.  SOLICITOR FARR INSTRUCTED TO PREPARE AN ORDINANCE THAT WILL ALLOW ATVs ON VILLAGE STREETS TO BE ON NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR FIRST READING.

 

MAYOR DELONG STATED THAT HE AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB WENT TO THE BB GUN RANGE.  THEY FEEL IT IS SAFE AND WANTED TO REITERATE THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN ADULT ONSITE WHEN IT IS IN USE.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS IMMINENT LITIGATION WITH VILLAGE SOLICITOR.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  COUNCIL WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:45 P.M.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO EXIT EXECUTIVE SESSION.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  COUNCIL CAME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:50 P.M.  NO ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

DISCUSSION ON DOLLAR GENERAL INCOME TAX APPEAL.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO NOT CONTEST THE DOLLAR GENERAL INCOME TAX APPEAL.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:51 P.M.

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

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