March 2018 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

MARCH 19, 2018

 

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: 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.  MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE OF THE PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER OF THE CRESCENT NEWS.  VISITORS:  JERRY ZIELKE FROM PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MARK HOLTSBERRY AND HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENTS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 21, 2018, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 21, 2018, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

JERRY ZIELKE SPOKE ON BEHALF OF PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDING A VILLAGE AND COUNTY ECONOMIC UPDATE.  HE IS WORKING ON 7 PROJECTS IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP AND 3 OF THEM ARE NEW BUSINESSES.

 

ZIELKE NOTIFIED COUNCIL THAT VAN CREST WILL NOT BE RENEWING ITS LEASE WITH THE MANOR HOUSE WHEN IT EXPIRES THIS YEAR; HOWEVER, THE MANOR HOUSE WILL REMAIN OPEN AS AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.

 

ZIELKE HAS AN ARCHITECT COMING TO LOOK AT HISTORICAL BUILDINGS IN THE AREA.  HE IS ALSO WORKING WITH JASON HAMMAN OF HAMMAN CONSULTING GROUP ON IDEAS FOR DEVELOPMENT AT THE INTERCHANGE IN ANTWERP.  JERRY AND JASON BOTH ATTENDED A CONFERENCE THAT PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF COBBLESTONE HOTEL AND INVESTORS TO OBTAIN LEADS FOR A POSSIBLE HOTEL AT THE INTERCHANGE.

 

ZIELKE STATED THAT THERE ARE 50 PROJECTS COUNTY WIDE WITH AN APPROXIMATE $500,000 IN INVESTMENTS AND CREATION of 200 PLUS JOBS.

 

ZIELKE NOTIFIED COUNCIL THAT THERE WILL BE A CAREER OPPORTUNITY SHOWCASE FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH 16 COLLEGES ATTENDING AS WELL AS SEVERAL BUSINESSES ON APRIL 10.  THERE WILL ALSO BE A SMALL BUSINESS START-UP CLASS HELD ON APRIL 19.  CONTACT PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

MARK HOLTSBERRY WAS IN ATTENDANCE.  HE SPOKE OF HIS 3.5 YEARS OF SERVICE AS PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND INFORMED COUNCIL THAT HE WOULD BE SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN THE MAY 8 PRIMARY ELECTION.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 112 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WITH 19 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $4,274.92 FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AND YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $12,327.43.  SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 18 EMS RUNS FOR FEBRUARY WITH A TOTAL OF 43 EMS RUNS FOR 2018.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $7,500.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE STREET LIGHTING FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2018-05. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-06: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND EXHIBIT A TO ORDINANCE NO. 2015-27, SPECIFICALLY TO AMEND SECTIONS 3(F)(4)(a) AND 5(S) AND TO ADD A NEW SECTION, SECTION 27, TO EXHIBIT A, SAID EXHIBIT A BEING THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP INCOME TAX ORDINANCE, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2018-06. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2018-06. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2018-07: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2012-27 TO DESIGNATE EAST WOODCOX STREET AS A TWO-WAY STREET EXCEPT DURING THE DAY IN THE PARK FESTIVAL IN WHICH EAST WOODCOX STREET SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS A ONE-WAY STREET

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

PAULDING COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER’S GRAND OPENING IS MARCH 22, 2018, AT 10:00 AM.

 

VILLAGE RECEIVED NOTIFICATION FROM ODOT THAT IT HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO SUBMIT FULL APPLICATION FOR SIDEWALK INSTALLATION PROJECT ON SOUTH ERIE.  THE FULL APPLICATION IS DUE TO ODOT BY MAY 8.  FUNDING SHOULD BE AWARDED IN AUGUST WITH CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN IN 2019.

 

SINCE FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING, IT WAS LEARNED THAT A TORNADO SIREN PROJECT WOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR CDBG FUNDING DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE RANGE OF THE NEW SIREN WOULD ENCOMPASS MORE OF THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE VILLAGE, WHICH SECTION DOES NOT MEET THE LOW TO MODERATE INCOME STANDARD FOR FUNDING.  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN MENTIONED APPLYING FOR FUNDING TO ADDRESS DRAINAGE ISSUES AT RIVERSIDE PARK AS THE PARK SERVES ALL VILLAGE RESIDENTS.

 

FIRE CHIEF RAY FRIEND MET WITH KEERAN TO DISCUSS A GRANT FROM THE BUREAU OF WORKERS COMPENSATION AND SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN SUBMITTING A GRANT APPLICATION TO MINIMIZE FIREFIGHTERS’ EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS.  THE FIRE DEPARTMENT MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR $15,000.00 TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT THAT PROTECTS AGAINST SUCH EXPOSURES.

 

THE VILLAGE ONLY HAD ONE BID AT BID OPENING FOR THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS.  THIS BID WAS OVER THE 10% ESTIMATE.  THIS PROJECT WILL NEED TO BE RE-BID WITH MORE MAINTENANCE TYPE CONSTRUCTION FIRMS BEING ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT BIDS.

 

COMPOST SITE TO RE-OPEN MARCH 30TH.

 

HYDRANT FLUSHING TO BEGIN WEEK OF MARCH 26th.

 

KEERAN STATED THERE ARE GRANT MONIES AVAILABLE THROUGH ODNR AND THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR MONIES FOR REPAVING STREETS ON WEST AND NORTH SIDE OF PARK.  VILLAGE COULD RECEIVE $42,000 IN GRANT MONIES AND SHE SUGGESTED SEEKING LOCAL DONATIONS TO HELP PAY THE REMAINING $17,000.00 FOR THIS PROJECT.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE TO REPORT.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $2,935.00 IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WITH $2,180.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $725.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $30.00 GOING TO THE COUNTY.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:24 P.M.

 

 

 

 

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