July 2020 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

JULY 20, 2020

 

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: RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS, KEITH WEST, AND JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS, AND EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL.  VISITORS:  NONE.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JUNE 15, 2020, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 15, 2020, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JUNE DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO APPROVE THE JUNE RECONCILIATION REPORT.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

NONE

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 109 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE WITH 10 OFFENSES.

 

DISCUSSION ON POLICE CRUISER AND PLACING EXPENSE FOR NEW CRUISER IN 2021 BUDGET.  CHIEF CLEMENS THANKED KIRK HOPKINS FOR HIS QUICK CALL TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WHEN THE METAL PLATE COVERING THE MANHOLE WAS REMOVED.  THIS RESULTED IN LOCATING THE PERSON WHO REMOVED IT PROMPTLY AND RETURNING THE METAL PLATE.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $3,473.03 FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE WITH A YEAR TO DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $19,479.08.  THERE WERE 32 EMS RUNS FOR JUNE WITH A TOTAL OF 110 EMS RUNS YEAR TO DATE FOR 2020.

 

DISCUSSION ON UPDATING EMS PERSONNEL MANUAL ON TRAINING AND MINIMUM NUMBER OF RUNS. UPDATES AT EMS BUILDING COMPLETE, INCLUDING NEW BANISTER AND STAIRS, RECORDS ROOM, NEW TABLES AND CHAIRS AND SWITCH TO LED LIGHTING.  EQUIPMENT / TRAINING GRANT RECEIVED AND THREE MEMBERS WILL BE SENT FOR BASIC TRAINING.  AFG GRANT HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED YET.  COUNTY-WIDE EMS SERVICES DISCUSSION NO LONGER ON THE TABLE.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2020-04: A RESOLUTION TO INITIATE A ZONING AMENDMENT TO THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP ZONING ORDINANCE, SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION 905 TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS REGARDING PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS WITHIN THE VILLAGE CORPORATION LIMITS, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2020-04. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2020-04. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

RESOLUTION PRESENTED ON PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS:

QUESTIONS WERE RAISED AT THE JUNE 2020 COUNCIL MEETING ON THE MIGHTY CUBE STORAGE CONTAINERS.  THE VILLAGE’S ZONING ORDINANCE ADDRESSES TEMPORARY BUILDINGS BUT DOES NOT ADDRESS PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS SPECIFICALLY.  THE RESOLUTION ON THE AGENDA INITIATES THE PROCESS TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE USE OF PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS AND INSERT A NEW SUBSECTION IN SECTION 905 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE ENTITLED TEMPORARY BUILDINGS.  NEXT STEP IS TO SEND THE RESOLUTION TO PLAN COMMISSION TO REVIEW.  THE COMMISSION MAY RECOMMEND THE AMENDMENT AS IS, RECOMMEND MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT OR RECOMMEND THE DENIAL OF IT.  ONCE THE COMMISSION ISSUES ITS RECOMMENDATION, A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND THEN VILLAGE COUNCIL WILL MAKE FINAL DECISION.

 

NEW SIGNAL LIGHTS TO BE INSTALLED AT THE MAIN STREET/RIVER STREET INTERSECTION:

THE NEW SIGNAL LIGHTS ARE CURRENTLY ON BACK ORDER AND IT COULD BE END OF JULY OR FIRST PART OF AUGUST BEFORE THE EXISTING SIGNALS AT MAIN AND RIVER STREETS ARE REPLACED WITH NEW LED SIGNALS.

 

KROOS DRIVE STORM DRAINAGE EXTENSION COMPLETE:

THE NEW STORM LINE THAT WAS INSTALLED LAST YEAR ON KROOS DRIVE WILL BE EXTENDED FURTHER TO THE NORTH TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP SEVERAL NEW HOMES BEING BUILT.  THIS EXTENSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND AS SOON AS ALL INVOICES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, THE VILLAGE WILL KNOW THE FINAL COST.  THE ANTICIPATED COST WAS AROUND $10,500.00 AND THE FINAL COST SHOULD BE UNDER THAT FIGURE.  CONSTRUCTION ON TWO NEW HOMES IN THIS END OF KROOS DRIVE IS PROGRESSING.

 

PLAYGROUND MULCH INSTALLED AT PARK:

WOOD CARPET MULCH WAS INSTALLED BY VILLAGE EMPLOYEES LAST WEEK AROUND THE PLAYGROUND STRUCTURES AT RIVERSIDE PARK.  THE COST OF THIS INSTALLATION IS OFFSET BY A $1,000.00 GRANT TO BE RECEIVED FROM THE VILLAGE’S INSURANCE COMPANY, PUBLIC ENTITIES POOL.

 

KAYAK LAUNCH AT PARK IMPROVEMENTS OUTLINED:

A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS ALONG WITH JIM PENDERGRAST’S HEAVY EQUIPMENT INSTALLED CONCRETE BARRIERS ALONG THE HILLSIDE GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER.  THE CONCRETE BARRIERS WILL HOLD BACK THE HILLSIDE THAT HAS CONTINUED TO ERODE AND SCATTER BROKEN POTTERY AND GLASS IN THE DRIVEWAY TO THE RIVER.  THE BARRIERS WERE BACKFILLED AND WILL BE SEEDED.  THE AREA AROUND THE LAUNCH IS BEAUTIFUL AND CONTINUES TO ATTRACT CANOE AND KAYAK ENTHUSIASTS FROM THE AREA.

 

BIG BOY’S TOY CAR SHOW WAS HELD SATURDAY, JULY 18TH.

 

VISION BOARD GRANT AWARDED TO VILLAGE:

VISION BOARD AWARDED $1,000.00 TO VILLAGE FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF A PARK PROJECT.  A KIOSK WILL BE INSTALLED AT LAUNCH AREA WITH MAP OF MAUMEE TRAIL AND A KIOSK WILL BE INSTALLED AT THE TOP TO SHOW LAYOUT OF PARK.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

NONE

 

NEW BUSINESS

RISTER ASKED ABOUT STORM DRAIN ON WOODCOX STREET.  KEERAN STATED SHE WOULD CHECK ON OWNERSHIP OF THIS STORM DRAIN AND IF ANYTHING NEEDS DONE TO IT.

 

RISTER ASKED ABOUT SMALL BUILDING AT WATER DEPARTMENT THAT HAS NO DOOR.  KEERAN STATED THAT IT IS AN ABANDONED WELL, AND SHE WILL WORK ON CLOSING THE BUILDING.

 

ROHRS ASKED ABOUT INSTALLING GRILLS AT THE PARK, AND KEERAN STATED THAT THIS WILL BE DONE.  ROHRS ALSO ASKED ABOUT GOLF CART.  DISCUSSION ON THE DISPOSITION OF SAME.

 

WEST BROUGHT WATER SAMPLE TO SHOW COUNCIL.  DISCUSSION ON CAST IRON PIPES AND FLUSHING OF WATER AFTER RETURN FROM VACATION.

OLD BUSINESS

ROHRS ASKED ABOUT THE PERSONNEL MANUAL AND ADDRESSING EMPLOYEE TEXTING WHILE USING VILLAGE VEHICLES.  SOLICITOR FARR WILL REVIEW AND REPORT AT THE AUGUST MEETING ON ANY PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE MANUAL TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $1,991.00 IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 2020 WITH $1,538.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $435.00 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $18.00 GOING TO THE INDIGENT DRIVER’S FUND.

 

DAY IN THE PARK IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.  BRIEF DISCUSSION ON USE OF MASKS AND OTHER MUNICIPALITIES PASSING LEGISLATION REQUIRING MASKS.

 

DUE TO COVID-19, COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD AT THE VFW POST TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING.

 

KEERAN AND MAYOR MET WITH PARAGON REPRESENTATIVES.  THE RECOMMENDATION ON HOW TO PROCEED IS TO RENEW AT EXISTING WATER RATES FOR A THREE YEAR CONTRACT.  NO OBJECTION NOTED BY COUNCIL TO THIS RECOMMENDATION.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:17 p.M.

 

 

MAYOR_________________________________________

 

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