February 2017 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 8:00 A.M. BY MAYOR RAY DELONG.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, STEVE DERCK AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.  LARRY RYAN ARRIVED AT 8:10 A.M.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE:  SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY AND VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN.  VISITOR: TODD COOK.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 17, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

  • MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 17, 2017, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD JANUARY 18, 2017, WERE REVIEWED.

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 18, 2017, SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JANUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

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

 

VISITOR

TODD COOK OF TKC WATER TECHNOLOGIES PRESENTED COUNCIL WITH a PORTFOLIO INCLUDING SAMPLING OF ENGINEER WORK BY W. MICHAEL LYNES P.E. AND MR. LYNES’ RESUME. TKC WATER TECHNOLOGIES IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON THREE PROJECTS IN NORTHWEST OHIO AND HAS NINE EMPLOYEES.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 91 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.  CHIEF CLEMENS ALSO MENTIONED THAT COOPERS AWARDED THE GRANT OF $8,500.00 TO THE ANTWERP POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A GOLF CART.  MAYOR DELONG ASKED CHIEF CLEMENS IF THERE COULD BE MORE OF A POLICE PRESENCE AT THE SCHOOL AREA DURING SCHOOL START AND END TIMES.

DISCUSSION HAD ON NEW STATE LAW REGULATING GOLF CARTS AND GOLF CART INSPECTIONS.  SOLICITOR FARR WILL PREPARE AN ORDINANCE THAT DESIGNATES AN AREA FOR INSPECTIONS OF GOLF CARTS, AS WELL AS A $25.00 INSPECTION FEE.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $9,291.63 FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY AND A YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $10,672.83. SHE PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 31 EMS RUNS FOR JANUARY WITH A TOTAL OF 45 EMS RUNS FOR 2017.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-01: 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 ONE MILL FOR A RENEWAL LEVY FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR A FIVE YEAR PERIOD COMMENCING IN 2018, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2017-01. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2017-01. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-02: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP AND THE PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN REGARD TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING TO THE OHIO DEPARTMENT SERVICES AGENCY FOR A GRANT OF FEDERAL FUNDS FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VILLAGE’S WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

  • MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2017-02. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2017-02. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

SANITARY SEWER PROJECT UPDATE DISCUSSED FOLLOWING READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2017-02.

DISCUSSION ON SUB. H.B. 523 ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN REGARD TO ZONING AND EMPLOYMENT.  OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 3796.29 ALLOWS COUNCIL TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT OR LIMIT THE NUMBER OF CULTIVATORS, PROCESSORS, OR RETAIL DISPENSARIES IN THE VILLAGE CORPORATION LIMITS.  SOLICITOR FARR WILL REVIEW THE ZONING ORDINANCE ON THE PROCESS TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND WHETHER COUNCIL CAN START THE PROCESS FOR AN AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT CULTIVATORS, PROCESSORS, AND RETAIL DISPENSARIES IN THE VILLAGE.  AS TO EMPLOYMENT, THE PERSONNEL MANUAL WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE IF LANGUAGE NEEDS INCLUDED IN THE DRUG FREE WORKFORCE POLICY SECTION TO SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT, DESPITE OHIO’S NEW LAW, MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS PROHIBITED UNDER THE VILLAGE’S DRUG FREE WORKFORCE POLICY.

DISCUSSION ON S.B. 199 ON CHANGES TO OHIO’S CONCEALED CARRY LAW AS IT AFFECTS THE VILLAGE.  SECTION 2923.126 OF the OHIO REVISED CODE WAS REVISED, IN PART, TO ALLOW COUNCIL TO ENACT A STATUTE, ORDINANCE, OF POLICY TO PERMIT A LICENSEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN INTO A GOVERNMENT FACILITY.  SECTION 2923.1210 WAS ADDED THAT DISALLOWS A PUBLIC EMPLOYER FROM ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING, OR ENFORCING A POLICY OR RULE THAT PROHIBITS OR HAS THE EFFECT OF PROHIBITING A PERSON WITH A VALID CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE FROM TRANSPORTING OR STORING A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION WHEN (1) EACH FIREARM AND AMMUNITION REMAINS IN THE PERSON’S PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE WHILE THE PERSON IS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN THE VEHICLE OR EACH FIREARM AND AMMUNITION IS LOCKED WITHIN THE TRUNK, GLOVE BOX, OR OTHER ENCLOSED COMPARTMENT/CONTAINER IN THE PERSON’S VEHICLE, AND (2) THE VEHICLE IS IN A LOCATION WHERE IT IS OTHERWISE PERMITTED TO BE.  THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW THE PERSONNEL MANUAL TO DETERMINE IF LANGUAGE NEEDS INCLUDED TO SPECIFICALLY ALLOW AN EMPLOYEE WITH A VALID CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE TO TRANSPORT OR STORE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION If THE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS ARE MET AS ALLOWED BY SECTION 2923.1210 OR IF THERE IS ANY LANGUAGE THAT PROHIBITS OR HAS THE EFFECT OF PROHIBITING THIS IN THE PERSONNEL MANUAL.

COUNTYWIDE DEMOLITION PROGRAM HAS FUNDS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN DEMOLISHING BLIGHTED RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES. ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN PROPOSED TWO PROPERTIES BE SUBMITTED BY THE VILLAGE TO MAUMEE VALLEY PLANNING FOR CONSIDERATION.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017, AT 8:00 A.M. TO DISCUSS PROPOSED REVISIONS TO PERSONNEL MANUAL AND OPTIONS FOR SELLING THE OSWALT PROPERTIES.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN $510.00 TO THE VILLAGE IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY WITH $187.50 GOING TO THE STATE AND $7.50 GOING TO THE COUNTY, FOR A TOTAL OF $705.00.

  • MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO NOMINATE JAN REEB AS COUNCIL PRESIDENT.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS, JAN REEB ABSTAINED. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.
  • MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 9:50 A.M.

 

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