April 2015 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

April 20, 2015

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR TOM VANVLERAH.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT:  KEN REINHART, KEITH WEST, LARRY RYAN, RUDIE REEB, STEVE DERCK AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY AND POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS.  MEDIA PRESENT:  JOE SHOUSE FROM THE PAULDING PROGRESS. VISITORS: EARL PETERS, JERRY ZIELKE, RAY FRIEND, DANNY GORDON, CONNIE GAISFORD, ALLIE TAYLOR, SIERRA CLINE AND BREANNA LUFOUNTAIN.

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 16, 2015, WERE REVIEWED.

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 16, 2015, COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE MARCH DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.

 

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

 

VISITORS

JERRY ZIELKE WAS PRESENT TO DISCUSS A NEW CRA PROPOSAL FOR A LOCAL DENTIST’S OFFICE.  JERRY ZIELKE WAS INVITED TO ATTEND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 23, 2015, AT 9:00 A.M. TO DISCUSS IN FURTHER DETAIL.  JERRY ZIELKE ALSO PRESENTED A SHORT UPDATE ON CIC TO COUNCIL.

EARL PETERS WAS PRESENT TO VOICE HIS OPPOSITION TO DESIGNATING ARCHER DRIVE AS A ONE-WAY STREET.  COUNCIL TABLED THE ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A PORTION OF ARCHER DRIVE ONE-WAY (ORDINANCE NO. 2015-09) AT A PRIOR COUNCIL MEETING.

RAY FRIEND WAS PRESENT TO INFORM COUNCIL THAT THE NEW FIRE TRUCK IS IN SERVICE.  THE OLD FIRE TRUCK IS READY TO BE SOLD.  RESEARCH WILL BE DONE TO DETERMINE THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO SELL THE FIRE TRUCK.

DANNY GORDON WAS PRESENT TO ASK COUNCIL IF ANY DECISION HAD BEEN MADE REGARDING FARMERS TRAVELING ON CANAL STREET.  KEERAN STATED THAT SHE HAS SPOKEN TO FARMERS AND THAT THEY CANNOT MAKE IT OVER THE RAILROAD ON WENTWORTH AND WOULD HAVE TO CONTINUE TO USE THIS ROUTE.  GORDON THEN ASKED THAT THE VILLAGE FIX CANAL STREET WHERE THE STREET IS CRUMBLING ON THE EDGES FROM A WATERLINE BREAK.

GORDON ALSO ASKED ABOUT THE USE OF THE BUS GARAGE.  HE SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT CLEANED OUT AND VILLAGE EQUIPMENT STORED INSIDE.

CONNIE GAISFORD WAS PRESENT REPRESENTING RIVER STREET MARKET.  SHE ASKED FOR RESIDENT FEEDBACK ON WHAT THEY CAN DO TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO SHOP THERE.  STORE IS UNDER PERFORMING AND MAY HAVE TO CLOSE THIS FALL.  SHE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR BACK ON WHAT THE STORE IS DOING RIGHT AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO MAKE IT BETTER.  THEY HAVE ALREADY REDUCED STORE HOURS.

POLICE REPORT

 

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 84 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 31 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.  CHIEF CLEMENS PURCHASED ANOTHER BODY CAMERA FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

 

EMS REPORT

 

RANDY SHAFFER PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 21 RUNS FOR MARCH. ASHLEY MCDOUGALL PROVIDED A DETAILED WRITTEN REPORT FOR EMS RUNS BILLED, COLLECTED AND OUTSTANDING FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

 

FISCAL OFFICER REPORT

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-12: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $5,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE TRASH FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2015-12. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2015-12. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01: A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO CERTIFY TO THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP THE TOTAL CURRENT TAX VALUATION AND THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF REVENUE THAT WOULD BE GENERATED BY EIGHT-TENTHS OF ONE MILL FOR A RENEWAL LEVY FOR CEMETERY MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-13: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH O.R. COLAN ASSOCIATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION FOR THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT IDENTIFIED AS PAU SRTS ANTWERP PHASE II PID 93589, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2015-13. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2015-13. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

 

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.  GARBAGE PICK-UP HAS STARTED AND IS GOING VERY WELL.

 

THE VILLAGE RECEIVED STREET SWEEPING QUOTES FROM SUMMIT SWEEPING FOR $2,500.00 FOR THE ENTIRE VILLAGE AND OETTING SERVICES, INC. FOR $1,000.00 FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA ONLY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO APPROVE QUOTE FROM SUMMIT SWEEPING OF FORT WAYNE TO SWEEP STREETS THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE FOR A PRICE NOT TO EXCEED $2,500.00. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MET ON MARCH 18, 2015, WITH RANDY MIELNIK, PLANNER OF POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP, TO START THE REVIEW OF BUSINESS DISTRICT ZONING LANGUAGE AND TO DEVELOP NEW ZONING LANGUAGE AND DISTRICTS TO ADDRESS COMMERCIAL/RETAIL DEVELOPMENT.  NEXT MEETING IS MAY 7, 2015, AT 6:00 P.M. AT TOWN HALL TO REVIEW DRAFT LANGUAGE.

 

ACDC HAS RECOMMENDED THE ANTWERP WRESTLING CLUB TO RECEIVE THIS YEAR’S ALLOCATION FROM THE VILLAGE FOR DONATION TO A COMMUNITY PROJECT. THE CLUB WANTS TO UPGRADE THEIR WRESTLING MATS.  THE VILLAGE HAS APPROPRIATED $3,500.00 THIS YEAR TO COVER A DONATION RECOMMENDED BY ACDC.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO APPROVE $3,500.00 BE DONATED TO ANTWERP WRESTLING CLUB TO PURCHASE NEW MATS. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED

 

THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT IS WORKING TO PREPARE THE SEWER PLANT FOR INSTALLATION OF CHLORINATION AND DECHLORINATION SYSTEM.

 

SIDEWALK PROJECT WILL START THIS SPRING

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

NONE.

OLD BUSINESS

NONE.

NEW BUSINESS

KEITH WEST MENTIONED THERE WILL BE AN OUTDOOR EXPO BEING HELD AT THE MAC ON AUGUST 29-30, 2015.  43 BOOTHS WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH 12 ALREADY SOLD.

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

MAYOR’S COURT DEPOSITED $3,239.00 FOR THE VILLAGE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING PENDING LITIGATION AT 6:59 P.M. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:11 P.M.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:13 P.M.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

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