February 2018 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

FEBRUARY 21, 2018

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 8:00 A.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, KEITH WEST, AND JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, AND EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL.  VISITOR:  DAN WRIGHT FROM PARAGON TEMPERED GLASS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 17, 2018, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 17, 2018, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JANUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

DAN WRIGHT PRESENTED COUNCIL WITH INFORMATION ON PARAGON TEMPERED GLASS INCLUDING THE CURRENT STATE OF OPERATIONS AND INVITED COUNCIL TO TOUR THE FACILITY WHEN NEW EQUIPMENT IS INSTALLED LATER THIS SUMMER.  HE EXPRESSED PARAGON’S DESIRE TO BE AN ACTIVE PART OF THE ANTWERP COMMUNITY AND STATED THAT PARAGON IS HERE TO STAY, INVESTING ANOTHER 2 MILLION DOLLARS BETWEEN THEIR TWO LOCATIONS HERE IN ANTWERP AND NILES, MICHIGAN.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 90 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY WITH 22 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $8,052.51 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.  SHE ALSO PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 25 EMS RUNS FOR JANUARY.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-03: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO AND ALL APPLICABLE STATEMENTS ATTACHED THERETO, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-03. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2018-03. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $32,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE POLICE FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

  •   MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY MIKE ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2018-04. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

DISCUSSION ON MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX COLLECTION AND STATUS OF PENDING LITIGATION BY OTHER MUNICIPALITIES CHALLENGING THE OPT-IN PROCEDURE FOR BUSINESS’ NET PROFIT TAX COLLECTION BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND THE ELIMINATION OF THE SALES THROWBACK RULE.  RITA HAS ADVISED THE VILLAGE NOT TO MAKE ANY FURTHER CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX ORDINANCE TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE PENDING LITIGATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

COUNCIL DECIDED NOT TO PROCEED WITH SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION PROPOSAL BECAUSE COST IS TOO HIGH FOR PROJECT.

 

DISCUSSION ON STONE STREET PROPERTY AND OPTIONS TO DISPOSE OF PROPERTY.  SOLICITOR FARR ASKED TO RESEARCH PROCESS TO DISPOSE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY, INCLUDING ANY POSSIBLE TRANSFER TO THE PAULDING COUNTY CIC.

 

BID OPENING FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7, 2018 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE DEPOT.

 

ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN IS RESEARCHING CREDIT CARD/DEBIT CARD PAYMENT PROCESS FOR VILLAGE RESIDENTS TO PAY UTILITY BILLS.  SHE WILL BRING MORE INFORMATION TO MARCH COUNCIL MEETING.

 

ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN DISCUSSED CDBG PROGRAM AND POSSIBLE PROJECTS TO SUBMIT FOR FUNDING.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO AUTHORIZE ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN TO WORK WITH MVPO TO PREPARE APPLICATION FOR SUBMISSION TO REQUEST CDBG FUNDING FOR A TORNADO SIREN LOCATED ON HARRMANN ROAD PROPERTY. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC SAFETY MET TO DISCUSS POLICE PRESENCE AT THE SCHOOL DURING DROP OFF AND PICK UP TIMES.  MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE DECIDED THAT POLICE PRESENCE WAS NEEDED BUT THEY PREFERRED THE POLICE HAVING A MOBILE PRESENCE IN THE SCHOOL’S VICINITY RATHER THAN PARKING IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE MET WITH STATE AUDITOR ON 2015-2016 AUDIT REVIEW.  THERE WERE 3 MINOR FINDINGS FOR THE VILLAGE AND VILLAGE RECEIVED HIGHEST RATING POSSIBLE.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $3,163.61 IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY WITH $2,368.61 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $765.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $30.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

NEW BUSINESS

DEAN RISTER ASKED ABOUT THE VILLAGE PURSUING A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION IN REGARD TO A LIQUOR LICENSE BEING HELD IN SAFEKEEPING BY THE OHIO DIVISION OF LIQUOR CONTROL.  COUNCIL DISCUSSED CURRENT STATUS OF THIS LIQUOR LICENSE AND DECIDED NOT TO HAVE THE VILLAGE SOLICITOR RESEARCH THE PROCESS OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION AT THIS TIME.

 

OLD BUSINESS

DEAN RISTER ASKED ABOUT CURRENT STATUS OF LIGHTING PROJECT AT LIBRARY AND BIDDING PROCESS.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN UPDATED COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF THIS PROJECT.  COUNCIL ASKED SOLICITOR FARR TO RESEARCH WHETHER THERE IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN A BUSINESS IN WHICH A VILLAGE ELECTED OFFICIAL HAS AN OWNERSHIP INTEREST SUBMITTING A BID ON A VILLAGE PROJECT.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:41 A.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

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