November 2015 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

November 16, 2015

 

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: KEITH WEST, RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, LARRY RYAN, STEVE DERCK AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY AND EMS BILLING CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGAL. MEDIA PRESENT: JOE SHOUSE FROM PAULDING PROGRESS. VISITORS RACHEL HOLLINGER AND AN ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL GOVERNMENT STUDENT WERE ALSO IN ATTENDANCE.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD OCTOBER 19, 2015, WERE REVIEWED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 19, 2015, COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE OCTOBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED. DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO APPROVE THE OCTOBER RECONCILIATION REPORT. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

RACHEL HOLLINGER LET COUNCIL KNOW SHE WAS MOVING FORWARD WITH OPENING A RESTAURANT IN THE OLD PARK STATION BUILDING.

 

POLICE REPORT

IN CHIEF CLEMENS’ ABSENCE, MAYOR VANVLERAH REPORTED 123 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 45 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  DISCUSSION ON NEW STOP SIGNS AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS.  COUNCIL WANTS RESIDENTS TO KNOW THIS IS NOT A VILLAGE DECISION, BUT A DECISION OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND WILL BE IMPLEMENTED STATEWIDE.

 

EMS REPORT

A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 28 RUNS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WAS PROVIDED.  EMS BILLING CLERK MCDOUGAL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING EMS RUN COLLECTIONS YEAR-TO-DATE OF $59,423.37.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-19:  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2000-19 ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE OF FEES, CHARGES, AND EXPENSES, AND A COLLECTION PROCEDURE FOR ZONING PERMITS, AMENDMENTS, APPEALS, VARIANCES, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS, AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ZONING IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND REGULATING THE FEES PAID TO THE ZONING INSPECTOR FOR SERVICES.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2015-19. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-27: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 2006-26 AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO IMPOSING A MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2015-29. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-28: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A POLICY ON THE REIMBURSEMENT TO THE VILLAGE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN TRAINING COSTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND ADOPTING AN AGREEMENT FOR THIS SAME PURPOSE.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2015-28. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-31:  AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF ORDINANCE NO. 2007-21 AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO UTILIZE A CONTRACT FOR UTILITY SERVICES PROVIDED TO PROPERTY OWNERS THAT RENT SAID PROPERTY TO TENANTS IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-34: AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 2015-23 AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $5,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE COUNCIL CONTRACTUAL FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME TO BE AN EMERGENCY.

 

AFTER ORDINANCE NO. 2015-23 WAS PASSED, THE FISCAL OFFICER DISCOVERED THAT SUCH TRANSFER WAS NOT NECESSARY AND NO TRANSFER WAS MADE AS APPROVED IN THIS ORDINANCE.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2015-34. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2015-34. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2015-35: AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 2015-24 AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO TRANSFER $9,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE STORM SEWER CONTRACTUAL FUND, AND DECLARING THE SAME TO BE AN EMERGENCY.

 

AFTER ORDINANCE NO. 2015-24 WAS PASSED, THE FISCAL OFFICER DISCOVERED THAT SUCH TRANSFER WAS NOT NECESSARY AND NO TRANSFER WAS MADE AS APPROVED IN THIS ORDINANCE.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2015-35. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2015-35. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

wOODCOX WATERLINE PROJECT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL MEET AFTER FIRST OF THE YEAR REGARDING BUILDING/RENTAL STANDARDS.

 

VILLAGE OF ANTWERP QUALIFIED FOR LOW TO MODERATE INCOME FUNDING.  THIS will GIVE THE VILLAGE ACCESS TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING FOR FIVE (5) YEARS TO OFFSET INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT COSTs.

 

PARAGON WATER AND SEWER RATES WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR 2016, BUT WILL BE REVIEWED IN 2016 FOR AN INCREASE IN 2017.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Finance Committee met on NOVEMBER 10, 2015, TO REVIEW 2016 BUDGET.  BUDGET WAS REVIEWED AND CARRYOVERS WILL BE UPDATED FOR DECEMBER MEETING.

 

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

NO OLD BUSINESS.

 

NEW BUSINESS

ALL PHASE ELECTRIC RECOMMENDED LED BULBS FOR ALL HISTORIC LIGHTING IN VILLAGE.  KEERAN WILL OBTAIN A QUOTE.

 

WEST MENTIONED THAT THERE WILL BE 64 TEAMS AT THE MAC FOR BASKETBALL STARTING DECEMBER 5, AND CONTINUING FOR TWO (2) MONTHS.

 

WEST ALSO MENTIONED THE NEED FOR MULCH OR STONE AROUND EDGE OF MEMORIAL DUE TO LIGHTS IN THIS AREA BEING DAMAGED.  COUNCIL LIKED THE IDEA OF MULCH INSTEAD OF STONE.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT DEPOSITED $5,501.33 FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.  A TOTAL OF $901.50 WAS SENT TO THE STATE AND $76.50 WAS DEPOSITED INTO THE ALC TREATMENT FUND.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PENDING LITIGATION AND IMMINENT LITIGATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL AT 6:38 P.M.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO EXIT EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:49 P.M.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:50 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

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