February 2016 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

FEBRUARY 22, 2016

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:27 P.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, STEVE DERCK 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 AND EMS COORDINATOR RANDY SHAFFER.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO EXCUSE LARRY RYAN FROM THE FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 14, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 14, 2016, COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JANUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO APPROVE THE JANUARY RECONCILIATION REPORT.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATTENDED FOR GOVERNMENT CLASS.

 

POLICE REPORT

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 94 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 39 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 24 EMS RUNS FOR JANUARY.  COLLECTIONS YEAR-TO-DATE OF $5,217.57.

 

EMS COORDINATOR RANDY SHAFFER REPORTED 43 EMS RUNS TO DATE IN 2016.  COTS ARE INSTALLED IN BOTH SQUAD VEHICLES AND ALL EMS PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN TRAINED.  RANDY IS RESEARCHING A POTENTIAL GRANT TO PURCHASE A CARDIAC THUMPER.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-09: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND THE FISCAL OFFICER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HARRISON TOWNSHIP FOR PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES FOR THE YEARS 2016, 2017, AND 2018, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $12,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE STREET FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME TO BE AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-11:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ON THE PUMP STATION AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2016-11. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2016-11.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR GRANT TO PUT SIDEWALKS IN FROM WATERPLANT DRIVE TO DOLLAR GENERAL, AS WELL AS A NEW ROOF FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING. KEERAN HAS REQUESTED QUOTES ON THESE PROJECTS AND, IF FUNDED, PROJECTS WOULD BE IN 2017.

 

KEERAN STATED THAT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS PROVIDED DURING ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR MEETING.

 

MAYOR DELONG WANTED TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE CHAMBER DOES A LOT FOR OUR COMMUNITY FROM THE DAY IN THE PARK TO HALLOWEEN COSTUME JUDGING, CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST, CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND MORE.  IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO GIVE THEM SOME OF YOUR TIME AND VOLUNTEER TO HELP, THEY WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.  MEMBERSHIP FOR THE CHAMBER IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES, CHURCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS.

 

OLD BUSINESS

NO OLD BUSINESS.

 

NEW BUSINESS

NO NEW BUSINESS.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:36 P.M.

 

 

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