April 2020 Meeting Minutes

 

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

APRIL 20, 2020

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CONDUCTED REMOTELY USING ZOOM AS THE PLATFORM.  THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE BY VIDEOCONFERENCING: RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, AND KEITH WEST.  COUNCIL PERSON JAN REEB ATTENDED BY AUDIO TELECONFERENCE.  ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR AND FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 16, 2020, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •  MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 16, 2020, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE MARCH DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

NONE

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 86 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WITH 24 OFFENSES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $1,540.69 FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WITH A YEAR TO DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $9,246.50.  THERE WERE 13 EMS RUNS FOR MARCH WITH A TOTAL OF 59 EMS RUNS TO DATE FOR 2020.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FINAL READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2020-01: A RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY TO LEVY A REPLACEMENT WITH AN INCREASE OF AN EXISTING TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN-MILL LIMITATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING AND OPERATING A CEMETERY (R.C. §§ 5705.03, 5705.19(T), 5705.191, 5705.192, and 5705.25)

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2020-01. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-07: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2012-18 ESTABLISHING A REASONABLE METHOD TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND TIME, PLACE AND PURPOSE OF SPECIAL AND EMERGENCY MEETINGS FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2020-07. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2020-07. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY PROVIDED A WRITTEN RITA REPORT.  THERE WAS $31,039.56 COLLECTED IN APRIL FOR MARCH.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT:

SINCE THE SHUTDOWN OF THE STATE, THE ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE AND THE UTILITY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER, ALL DOING THEIR INDIVIDUAL WORK ORDERS, SUCH AS MOWING, WATER/SEWER TESTING, READING OF METERS, WATER BILLINGS, ETC.

 

THE DIRECT MAILING TO ALL WATER/SEWER/TRASH CUSTOMERS WAS MAILED BEFORE THE NEW LIMIT ON BULKY WASTE COLLECTION WENT INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 2, 2020.  NO COMPLAINTS WERE RECEIVED FROM REAL WASTE DISPOSAL.

 

ALL OFFICES ARE LOCKED AND NO WALK-INS ARE ACCEPTED UNLESS AN APPOINTMENT HAS BEEN MADE.  THE TRASH CANS HAVE NOT BEEN PUT OUT AT THE PARKS, RESTROOMS ARE LOCKED AND SIGNAGE HAS BEEN PLACED NOTING THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT SHOULD NOT BE PLAYED ON AS THE VILLAGE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT IT CAN SANITIZE THE EQUIPMENT ON AN ON-GOING BASIS.

 

TRASH CANS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA HAVE BEEN PICKED UP AS THE VILLAGE CANNOT GUARANTEE PROTECTION FOR VILLAGE EMPLOYEES EMPTYING THEM.  THEY WILL BE PUT BACK ONCE THE STAY AT HOME ORDER IS LIFTED.

 

THE VILLAGE’S LOCAL VILLAGE INCOME TAX FILING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020, THE SAME AS THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  THERE WILL NOT BE ANY PENALTY OR INTEREST ASSESSED FOR TAX OWED AS A RESULT OF THIS FILING DEADLINE EXTENSION.

 

THE NEW METAL ROOF HAS BEEN INSTALLED AT THE LIBRARY.  THE PAULDING COUNTY CARNEGIE LIBRARY PAID $3,500.00 TOWARD THIS NEW ROOF.  THE VILLAGE’S PORTION WAS $4,200.00.

 

THE VILLAGE IS STILL RECEIVING ZONING APPLICATIONS AND INVESTMENT IN THE VILLAGE FOR NEW HOMES, ETC. HAS NOT SLOWED DOWN.  COUNTRY TIMES MARKET DID SUBMIT THEIR ZONING PERMIT AND HOPES TO BE RE-OPENED BY JUNE 1ST.

 

ALL NOTICES ON CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN THE VILLAGE HAVE BEEN POSTED ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK AND IS NORMALLY PUBLISHED BY THE WEST BEND NEWS TO KEEP RESIDENTS INFORMED.

 

THE VILLAGE UTILITY DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE CAUSE OF WATER BEING HELD IN THE CANAL AREA BETWEEN CANAL AND BUFFALO.  MOSQUITO TABS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE AREAS HOLDING WATER SO BREEDING CAN BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM.  THE WEATHER HAS NOT COOPERATED ALL WINTER AND EARLY SPRING AND THE DEPARTMENT HAS TRIED TO AVOID DIGGING RESIDENTS YARDS UP.  AS SOON AS THERE ARE A FEW DRYING DAYS, THE DEPARTMENT WILL START TEST DIGS IN SEARCH OF CRUSHED OR PLUGGED TILE IN THIS AREA.  IT SHOULD BE NOTED FIELD TILE LOCATED IN THIS AREA HAS NOT BEEN MAPPED.

 

PATCHING AND PAVING WILL BE DONE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

 

RESEEDING OF THE E. CANAL WATERLINE AREA WILL ALSO BE COMPLETED SOON.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $4,553.33 IN THE MONTH OF MARCH WITH $3,592.33 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $925.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $36.00 GOING TO THE INDIGENT DRIVER’S FUND.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:38 p.M.

 

 

 

MAYOR_________________________________________

 

FISCAL OFFICER___________________________________                            DATE________________