November 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE JAN REEB.  MAYOR RAY DELONG ABSENT.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: STEVE DERCK, RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, LARRY RYAN, AND KEITH WEST. 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, PAT WEIDENHAMER, ROB BLAKE, WILLIAM BOYLAN AND ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 16, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 16, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 30, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 30, 2017, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE OCTOBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

PAT WEIDENHAMER PRESENTED INFORMATION ON SOLAR ARRAYS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON REDUCING ELECTRICITY COSTS FOR THE VILLAGE.  RON BLAKE FROM SUN MANAGEMENT ANSWERED QUESTIONS AND PROVIDED THAT RATES WOULD BE FROZEN FOR A 25-YEAR PERIOD AND THAT SOLAR PANELS HAVE A 25-YEAR WARRANTY.  CURRENTLY, THERE IS A 30% TAX CREDIT TO COMPANIES INVESTING IN SOLAR PRODUCTS.

 

WILLIAM BOYLAN, ON BEHALF OF ANTWERP CONSERVATION CLUB, PRESENTED INFORMATION ON THE SELF-CONTAINED BB GUN RANGE DISCUSSED AT PRIOR COUNCIL MEETINGS.  HE TOLD COUNCIL THAT THE ANTWERP CONSERVATION CLUB’S LIABILITY INSURANCE WOULD PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE BB GUN RANGE AND FOLLOW THE BB GUN RANGE TO ALL LOCATIONS.  TWO (2) ADULTS WILL BE ON HAND AT ALL TIMES.

 

DEAN RISTER PRESENT TO OBSERVE ONLY.  ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS PRESENT TO OBSERVE ONLY.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEROGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 118 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WITH 61 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $10,429.72 FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $66,428.71.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 28 EMS RUNS FOR OCTOBER WITH A TOTAL OF 255 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FINAL 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.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2017-08. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-09: A RESOLUTION TO CREATE NEW FUNDS FOR REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE COMPOST SITE AND TRASH COLLECTION FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2017-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2017-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-25:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND PARAGON TEMPERED GLASS, LLC FOR THE SUPPLY AND PURCHASE OF WATER AND PROVISION OF SEWER SERVICE, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-25. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-25. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-27:  AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND EXHIBIT A TO ORDINANCE NO. 2015-27, SPECIFICALLY TO AMEND SECTIONS 2, 4, 5, 7, AND 18 OF EXHIBIT A, SAID EXHIBIT A BEING THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP INCOME TAX ORDINANCE.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-28: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CHARGE OF YARD WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES RATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 29, 2017, at 7:30 A.M. TO DISCUSS VACATION LEAVE AS PART OF THE BUDGETING PROCESS.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 29, 2017, at 8:00 A.M. TO DISCUSS ALL-PURPOSE VEHICLE REGULATION.

 

THE VILLAGE HAS SAVED APPROXIMATELY $1,500.00 OVER THE PAST YEAR ON HISTORICAL LIGHTING EXPENSES SINCE SWITCHING TO LED LIGHTING.

 

KEITH WEST WAS APPOINTED TO REPRESENT AND ATTEND PUBLIC RECORDS TRAINING ON DECEMBER 12, 2017, IN COLUMBUS.  KEITH WILL BE REPRESENTING ALL CURRENT ELECTED OFFICIALS, INCLUDING HIMSELF, RUDIE REEB, LARRY RYAN AND STEVE DERCK (ALL WITH TERMS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017), AND JAN REEB, KENNETH REINHART AND MAYOR RAY DELONG (ALL WITH TERMS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2019).

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

LARRY RYAN ASKED THAT COUNCIL INVESTIGATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE RATES AND POLICIES FOR 2019 EARLY IN 2018.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $6,416.33 IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WITH $4,700.33 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,650.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $66.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:15 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER____________________                        DATE_________________________

 

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