April 2016 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

APRIL 18, 2016

 

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: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, STEVE DERCK, LARRY RYAN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:  SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS, EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL.  MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE FROM PAULDING PROGRESS. VISITORS: DON OBERLIN, FLOYD RAMSIER, RACHEL HOLLINGER AND ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 21, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 21, 2016, COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE MARCH DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDED FOR GOVERNMENT CLASS.

 

DON OBERLIN AND FLOYD RAMSIER WERE IN ATTENDANCE ON BEHALF OF THE ANTWERP ROTARY TO UPDATE COUNCIL ON THE TENNIS COURT PROJECT.  PROJECT START DATE IS MAY 10, 2016, AND SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY JULY, WEATHER PERMITTING.  APPROXIMATELY $22,000.00 HAS BEEN RAISED TO APPLY TOWARD PROJECT COSTS.  ROTARY REQUESTS THE VILLAGE DONATE FUNDS FOR TWO ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT:  (1) APPLYING GREEN COATING ON THE TOP OF COURT; AND (2) FINISHING WORK TO THE SURROUNDING GROUNDS AND LANDSCAPE.  SARA KEERAN NOTED THAT DUE TO OTHER VILLAGE PROJECTS, VILLAGE EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ANY LABOR ON THE FINISHING ASPECT OF THE PROJECT.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO DONATE FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,000.00 TO ROTARY FOR THE TENNIS COURT PROJECT TOWARD THE COSTS FOR APPLYING THE GREEN COATING TO THE COURT AND THE FINISHING WORK TO THE SURROUNDING GROUNDS AND LANDSCAPE.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

RACHEL HOLLINGER WAS ALSO IN ATTENDANCE TO UPDATE COUNCIL ON PARK STATION RENOVATION AND HER PLANS TO OPERATE AS A BAR/RESTAURANT.  SHE ASKED THE VILLAGE COUNCIL TO REJECT THE D5 LICENSE RENEWAL FOR ANTWERP ALLEYS IN JUNE SO SHE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN IT.  RACHEL HAS CONTACTED THE OWNER OF ANTWERP ALLEYS AND ASKED TO PURCHASE LICENSE FROM HIM AND HE IS NOT WANTING TO SELL LICENSE, SINCE BUSINESS IS CURRENTLY FOR SALE.  COUNCIL DID NOT COMMENT ON LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL.

 

 

POLICE REPORT

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 86 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 39 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS YEAR-TO-DATE OF $20,541.60.  A WRITTEN REPORT WAS ALSO PROVIDED SHOWING 38 EMS RUNS FOR MARCH.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-12:  AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2008-63 AND ORDINANCE NO. 2011-25 AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF WATER AND SEWER RATES, TAP FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-13:  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-21 AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF WATER RATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-14:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF SEWER RATES, TAP FEES AND RE-CONNECT FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-15:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE § 721.03; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-15. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-15. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-16:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO ADDENDUM TO AGREEMENT FOR COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-16. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-16.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-17:  AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING MINIMUM BUILDING STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE REPORTED AND RECOMMENDED THAT MINIMUM BUILDING STANDARDS BE ADOPTED FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE VILLAGE. DISCUSSION ON APPLICATION OF ORDINANCE TO ALL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE VILLAGE AND PROCESS TO MAKE COMPLAINT FOR INSPECTIONS.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN INFORMED COUNCIL THAT SHE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) MONEY FOR A NEW ROOF ON FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING.  TOTAL AMOUNT FOR NEW ROOF IS $31,900.00 AND AMOUNT REQUESTED IN GRANT APPLICATION IS $20,000.00. FIRE DEPARTMENT ROOF HAS BEEN LEAKING FOR SOME TIME NOW AND HAS BEEN REPAIRED AS NEEDED.  HOWEVER, THE ROOF IS TO THE POINT OF NEEDING REPLACED.  IF GRANT APPLICATION IS APPROVED, ROOF WOULD BE REPLACED IN SPRING OF 2017.

 

PLAN COMMISSION WILL BE RECOMMENDING ZONING MAP AND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS.  THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC MEETING ON THESE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS ON MAY 12, 2016, AT 5:00 P.M.

 

KEERAN ALSO UPDATED COUNCIL ON THE MAUMEE RIVER WATER TRAIL PROJECT.  THIS IS IN THE PLANNING STAGES AND WOULD BE A STATE DESIGNATED WATER TRAIL OF THE MAUMEE RIVER THROUGH 5 COUNTIES IN OHIO, WHICH INCLUDES PAULDING COUNTY FROM THE INDIANA STATE LINE TO LAKE ERIE.  PLANS ARE TO HAVE A LAUNCH SITE EVERY 10 MILES ALONG THE MAUMEE RIVER.  ANTWERP PARK BOARD AND ACDC ARE WORKING TO MAKE ANTWERP PARK ONE OF THESE DESIGNATED LAUNCH SITES.  THE VILLAGE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD GRILLS TO THE PARK.

 

VILLAGE WATER EMPLOYEES ARE STILL FLUSHING HYDRANTS.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE GAVE REPORT AS REFLECTED ABOVE. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE WILL MEET MAY 9, 2016, AT 7:30 A.M. TO DISCUSS INSPECTIONS OF RENTAL PROPERTIES.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN $1,455.00 TO THE VILLAGE, $1,125.00 TO THE STATE, AND $45.00 TO THE COUNTY IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.  THERE WERE 39 OFFENSES BROUGHT TO MAYOR’S COURT WITH 35 CITATIONS.

 

OLD BUSINESS

NO OLD BUSINESS.

 

NEW BUSINESS

NO NEW BUSINESS.

 

  • MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:01 P.M.

 

 

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