March 2016 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

MARCH 21, 2016

 

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: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, STEVE DERCK, LARRY RYAN 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.  MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE FROM PAULDING PROGRESS AND PETER GREER FROM THE CRESCENT NEWS.  VISITORS: ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND MICHAEL WEHRKAMP.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 22, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

•  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 22, 2016, COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

MINUTES FROM THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD MARCH 15, 2016, WERE REVIEWED.

 

•  MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 15, 2016, COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE FEBRUARY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

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

 

VISITORS

ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDED FOR GOVERNMENT CLASS.

 

MICHAEL WEHRKAMP, WHO IS RUNNING FOR PROBATE JUVENILE JUDGE, WAS ALSO IN ATTENDANCE.  MICHAEL WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PAULDING.  HE WOULD LIKE TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND OPEN COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.  HE STATED THAT THERE ARE GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR THESE PROGRAMS AND, IF ELECTED, HE WOULD APPLY FOR THOSE GRANT FUNDS.

 

POLICE REPORT

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 78 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 61 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS BILLING CLERK MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS YEAR-TO-DATE OF $9,808.77.  A WRITTEN REPORT WAS ALSO PROVIDED SHOWING 25 EMS RUNS FOR FEBRUARY.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-12:  AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2008-63 AND ORDINANCE NO. 2011-25 AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF WATER AND SEWER RATES, TAP FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-13:  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-21 AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF WATER RATES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2016-14:  AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CHANGE OF SEWER RATES, TAP FEES AND RE-CONNECT FEES FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, COUNTY OF PAULDING, OHIO.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2016-03:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF OHIO, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FOR PROJECT IDENTIFIED AS PAU SRTS ANTWERP PHASE II PID 93589, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

•  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2016-03. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

•  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY REEB, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2016-03. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

THE SECOND PHASE OF THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT WILL BE PUT OUT TO BID APRIL 21, 2016, WITH A BID OPENING ON MAY 2, 2016.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAPITAL SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION WAS FINISHED AND UPLOADED TO OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY REQUESTING $100,000.00 IN GRANT FUNDS TO ASSIST IN THE PURCHASE OF A NEW TANKER TRUCK.  THE NEW TANKER WOULD BE USED TO PROVIDE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES TO THE VILLAGE AND HARRISON AND CARRYALL TOWNSHIPS.  CARRYALL TOWNSHIP HAS COMMITTED TO PROVIDE $17,000.00 A YEAR FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS TO THE VILLAGE, WHICH FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR THE PURCHASE AS WELL AS MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF THE TANKER TRUCK.

 

A MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS ORDINANCE SHOULD BE READY FOR A FIRST READING AT THE APRIL COUNCIL MEETING.  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE WILL MEET APRIL 4, 2016, AT 7:30 A.M. TO FINALIZE THE PROPOSED LANGUAGE FOR MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS.

 

A PROPOSAL WAS RECEIVED TO REPLACE THE 39 HISTORIC LIGHTS ON MAIN STREET AND E. RIVER WITH LED BULBS.  THERE IS A REBATE OF $40.00 PER LIGHT AVAILABLE.  THE VILLAGE WOULD NEED TO PAY $6,591.00 FOR THE REPLACEMENT COST, AND THEN AEP WOULD PAY A REBATE AMOUNT OF $1,500.00 TO THE VILLAGE.

 

•  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO APPROVE PROPOSAL TO REPLACE 39 HISTORIC LIGHTS ON MAIN STREET AND E. RIVER WITH LED BULBS AT THE COST OF $6,591.00.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

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 BROUGHT IN $2,870.00 TO THE VILLAGE, $909.00 TO THE STATE AND $36.00 TO THE COUNTY IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY.

 

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN $5,965.00 TO THE VILLAGE, $1,875.00 TO THE STATE AND $75.00 TO THE COUNTY IN FEBRUARY.

 

JESSY MAY WILL BE RE-HIRED AS FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER FOR THE VILLAGE STARTING APRIL 4, 2016.

 

OLD BUSINESS

NO OLD BUSINESS.

 

NEW BUSINESS

NO NEW BUSINESS.

 

•  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:15 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

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