July 2014 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING
COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

JULY 21, 2014
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: RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, KEITH WEST, STEVE DERCK AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB. LARRY RYAN ARRIVED AT 5:40 P.M.

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, POLICE CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS, AND FISCAL OFFICER LORETTA BAKER. MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE FROM PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER FROM DEFIANCE CRESCENT.

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 16, 2014, WERE REVIEWED.

 MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 16, 2014, COUNCIL MEETING. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 17, 2014, WERE REVIEWED.

 MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 17, 2014. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

THE JUNE DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.

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

NO VISITORS.

POLICE REPORT

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 160 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 22 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. CHIEF CLEMENS DISCUSSED WITH COUNCIL THE ORDINANCE REQUIRING DOOR-TO-DOOR SALE SOLICITATIONS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FROM POLICE DEPARTMENT. A CONTRACTOR SOLICITED $2,000.00 FROM A LOCAL RESIDENT TO REPLACE A GARAGE DOOR AND NEVER PERFORMED SERVICES. CLEMENS ASKED IF THE VILLAGE COULD HAVE AN ORDINANCE TO PROTECT VILLAGE RESIDENTS BY HAVING EACH CONTRACTOR NOTIFY THE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT BEFORE DOING THE WORK, INCLUDING THOSE CONTRACTORS CONTACTED BY RESIDENTS. IT HAS BEEN NOTED ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE THAT ALL RESIDENTS WHO ARE CONTACTED BY AN UNSOLICITED SALESPERSON SHOULD ASK TO SEE THE PERMIT ISSUED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. SOLICITOR FARR WILL RESEARCH WHETHER THE VILLAGE CAN REQUIRE ALL CONTRACTORS PERFORMING SERVICES IN THE VILLAGE TO OBTAIN A PERMIT BEFORE COMMENCING WORK.

EMS REPORT

RANDY SHAFFER PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 10 RUNS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE. EMS BILLING CLERK MERRIMAN PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING EMS RUN COLLECTIONS YEAR-TO-DATE OF $19,206.25.

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

3RD READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-06: A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH THE SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN-MILL LIMITATION OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 5705.19, 5705.191, 5705.25 AND 5705.26.

THIS IS A RENEWAL LEVY OF ONE MILL FOR A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD, COMMENCING IN THE YEAR 2015, FOR THE PURPOSES PROVIDED UNDER ORC 5705.19(A), INCLUDING CURRENT EXPENSES (LIGHTING).

 MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-06. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

3RD READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-08: A RESOLUTION DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH THE SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A TAX IN EXCESS OF THE TEN-MILL LIMITATION OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 5705.19, 5705.191, 5705.25, AND 5705.26.

THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL LEVY OF 2.63 MILLS TO GENERATE REVENUE OF $50,000.00 EACH YEAR OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD, COMMENCING IN YEAR 2015, FOR THE PURPOSES PROVIDED UNDER ORC 5705.19(I), INCLUDING FIRE EQUIPMENT (PUMPER/TANKER FIRE ENGINE AND FIRE GEAR).

 MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-08. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

 MOWING IN THE VILLAGE HAS BEEN CONTINUOUS. LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THOSE NOT COMPLYING WITH TALL GRASS, JUNK AND GARBAGE ORDINANCES.

 NATIONAL SIGNAL CORP. WILL BE REPLACING THE SIGNAL AT THE CROSSING NEAR THE OASIS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THEY WILL BE REMOVING THE OLD BOX AT THIS LOCATION AND THE VILLAGE WILL PAY FOR THE CONCRETE TO COVER IT. NATIONAL SIGNAL WILL DONATE OLD SIGNALS TO THE VILLAGE TO PLACE AT THE DEPOT.

 OLEY MCMICHAEL IS IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING VILLAS AT THE FIRST FOUR LOTS IN HIS ADDITION.

 KEERAN NOTED THE SYNDER PROPERTIES FIVE-YEAR WAITING PERIOD FOR USAGE OR SALE WILL BE UP IN JULY OF 2015. KEERAN ASKED COUNCIL TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE VILLAGE WOULD LIKE TO DO WITH THE PROPERTIES, SELLING BY COMPETITIVE BIDDING BEING AN OPTION IF THE PROPERTIES ARE NOT NEEDED FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES.

 UNITED WAY CLEAN-UP DAY WILL BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER. KEERAN WILL KEEP US POSTED AS TO THE DATE.

 SOME RESIDENTS HAVE STOPPED IN WITH R.I.T.A. QUESTIONS, WHICH KEERAN HAS ADDRESSED.

 THE VILLAGE WILL BE PAINTING THE PARK RESTROOMS BEFORE “DAY IN THE PARK.”

 NEW SIGNAGE WILL BE PLACED IN THE PARK. REINHART NOTED THERE IS A TIME CAPSULE BURIED AT THE PARK, WHICH SHOULD ALSO BE MARKED WITH A SIGN.

 RYAN ASKED THAT ALL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT BE AUDITED BEFORE “DAY IN THE PARK” FOR DANGEROUS ITEMS.

 ALSO NOTED THE VILLAGE NEEDS TO ADDRESS WITH DOG OWNERS THE NEED TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR DOG WHEN THEY ARE AT THE PARK.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NO COMMITTEE REPORTS.

OLD BUSINESS

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NEW BUSINESS

NO NEW BUSINESS.

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR STATED THERE IS A VENDOR FROM MICHIGAN WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RIBFEST NEXT YEAR. HE WILL DONATE ALL PROFITS BACK TO THE VILLAGE.

MAYOR’S COURT DEPOSITED $1,344.00 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

MAYOR HAS EMAILED JERRY ZEILKE CONCERNING PROGRESS FOR POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT THE 24/49 INTERCHANGE.

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