December 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

DECEMBER 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:  PETER GREER OF THE CRESCENT NEWS.  VISITORS:  DEAN RISTER AND BARRY HOOK.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD NOVEMBER 20, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 20, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD DECEMBER 5, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE DECEMBER 5, 2017, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE NOVEMBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

BARRY HOOK AND DEAN RISTER WERE BOTH IN ATTENDANCE TO SPEAK AGAINST A FEE BEING ASSESSED AGAINST VILLAGE RESIDENTS FOR THE COMPOST SITE.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 85 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WITH 38 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $2,062.71 FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $68,491.42.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 27 EMS RUNS FOR NOVEMBER WITH A TOTAL OF 282 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-26:  AN ORDINANCE REGULATING UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINI-TRUCKS WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND REQUIRING INSPECTIONS OF THE SAME BY THE ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

FINAL 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.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-27. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FINAL 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.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-28. 5 YEAS, 1 NAY.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-31: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2018, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO TABLE ORDINANCE NO. 2017-31 AND REQUEST THE FISCAL OFFICER TO RE-CALCULATE THE PROPOSED COMPENSATION AMOUNTS SET FORTH IN SUCH ORDINANCE TO REFLECT A 3% INCREASE VERSUS THE 2.5% INCREASE CURRENTLY REFLECTED FOR PROPOSED COMPENSATION AMOUNTS AND TO PRESENT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-31 ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018 AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING SET FOR DECEMBER 27, 2017. 5 YEAS, 1 NAY.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   FISCAL OFFICER WILL REVISE ORDINANCE NO. 2017-31 AS DIRECTED BY COUNCIL AND PRESENT AT SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ON DECEMBER 27TH.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2017-32: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SPECIFICALLY, AMENDMENTS TO PARAGRAPHS E AND F OF SECTION XX ENTITLED VACATION LEAVE, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2017-32. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2017-32. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.  DISCUSSION ON CONTRACT TERM FOR VILLAGE-WIDE TRASH COLLECTION WITH REAL WASTE DISPOSAL, LLC AND 90 DAY TIME PERIOD TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF RENEWAL TO EXTEND TERM FOR ANOTHER ONE-YEAR PERIOD.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO APPROVE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO SEND WRITTEN NOTICE TO REAL WASTE DISPOSAL, LLC TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE VILLAGE-WIDE TRASH COLLECTION CONTRACT FOR AN ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR PERIOD COMMENCING IN APRIL OF 2018. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE COMMITTEE MET THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 18, 2017, TO DISCUSS EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES TO THE CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT MEDICAL MUTUAL – MEWA 2020-1000 PLAN OPTION AS THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN AVAILABLE TO FULL-TIME VILLAGE EMPLOYEES. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

KEITH WEST SPOKE WITH INSOURCE AND THEY INFORMED HIM THAT THE VILLAGE’S ELECTRIC USAGE IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH FOR THEM TO BUILD THEIR SIZE SOLAR FIELDS.  THEY DID HOWEVER HAVE INPUT ON OTHER COMPANIES THAT MAY BE WILLING TO HELP.  COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE TO CHECK INTO THIS.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $4,576.00 IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WITH $3,454.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $1,081.50 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $40.50 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:44 P.M.

 

 

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