October 2020 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

OCTOBER 19, 2020

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 5:30 P.M. BY MAYOR JAN REEB. COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: RUDIE REEB, KENNETH REINHART, DEAN RISTER, MIKE ROHRS AND KEITH WEST.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN, FISCAL OFFICER AIMEE LICHTY, EMS COORDINATOR ASHLEY MCDOUGALL AND CHIEF GEORGE CLEMENS.  VISITORS:  TIM COPSEY, PAULDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AND TOM SINN, CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 21, 2020, WERE REVIEWED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 21, 2020, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE SEPTEMBER DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.  DISCUSSION ON EXPENSES.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY ROHRS, TO APPROVE THE SEPTEMBER RECONCILIATION REPORT.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

VISITORS

TIM COPSEY HELD A FINANCIAL GROUP MEETING WITH BANKERS AROUND THE AREA LAST WEEK.  THE POINT OF THE MEETING WAS TO UNDERSTAND POSSIBLE FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, AND POSSIBLE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES TO COME TO OUR AREA.  ONE THING SUGGESTED BY A FINANCIAL BANK MEMBER WAS AN INCENTIVE BEING USED BY OTHER LOCAL VILLAGES WHERE A REDUCED INCOME TAX IS ALLOWED FOR A CERTAIN NUMBER OF YEARS.  TIM WOULD LIKE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER OFFERING AN INCENTIVE SIMILAR TO THIS THAT CAN BE OFFERED TO NEW BUSINESSES. MAYOR REEB SUGGESTED THAT FINANCE COMMITTEE MEET TO DISCUSS THIS FURTHER.

 

TOM SINN WAS IN ATTENDANCE TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF AS A CANDIDATE FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER ON THE UPCOMING BALLOT IN NOVEMBER.

 

POLICE REPORT

POLICE CHIEF CLEMENS PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 141 CALLS FOR SERVICE FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH 33 OFFENSES.

 

CLEMENS ALSO ASKED THAT PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO MEET TO DISCUSS RENTAL PROPERTIES.

 

EMS REPORT

EMS CLERK ASHLEY MCDOUGALL PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING COLLECTIONS OF $5,373.62 FOR SEPTEMBER WITH A YEAR TO DATE TOTAL COLLECTED OF $33,808.63.  THERE WERE 20 EMS RUNS FOR SEPTEMBER WITH A TOTAL OF 212 EMS RUNS YEAR TO DATE FOR 2020.

 

MCDOUGALL ALSO INFORMED COUNCIL THAT SHE PULLED THREE EMS VOLUNTEERS FROM TRAINING DUE TO THE PRICE OF THE TRAINING BEING HIGHER THAN ORIGINALLY STATED AS WELL AS THE CURRICULUM NOT BEING UP TO STANDARD.  THE PROGRAM HAS MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS THAT THE VILLAGE DOES NOT REQUIRE AND WERE NOT STATED AT TIME OF SIGNING UP FOR THIS PROGRAM, AND THERE WERE ADDITIONAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS.

 

CARRYALL TOWNSHIP WILL BE SUB-GRANTING COVID FUNDS TO THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP TO ASSIST WITH PURCHASE OF LIFEPAK AND LUCAS DEVICES.  THIS EQUIPMENT WILL ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CAREGIVER AND PATIENTS.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

THIRD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-09: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, AND PARAGON TEMPERED GLASS, LLC FOR THE SUPPLY AND PURCHASE OF WATER AND PROVISION OF SEWER SERVICE

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY WEST, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2020-09. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-12: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2021

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-13:  AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-14: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE PERSONNEL MANUAL FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, SPECIFICALLY, AMENDMENTS TO ADD A NEW SECTION XXVII ENTITLED “PROHIBITION AGAINST TEXT-BASED COMMUNICATIONS WHILE DRIVING (ORC § 4511.204)” AND RE-NUMBER ALL EXISTING SECTIONS THEREAFTER

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-15: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO TO ADD NEW SUBSECTION (B) TO SECTION 905 ENTITLED “TEMPORARY BUILDINGS” TO INCLUDE REGULATIONS REGARDING PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY WEST, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2020-15. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY ROHRS, SECONDED BY RISTER, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2020-15. 5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

FIRST READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2020-07: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS VILLAGE PROPERTY BY INTERNET AUCTION IN CALENDAR YEAR 2021

 

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2020-16: APPROVAL AND GRANTING CONSENT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY TO, APPLY, MAINTAIN AND REPAIR STANDARD LONGITUDINAL PAVEMENT MARKINGS AND ERECT REGULATORY AND WARNING SIGNS ON STATE HIGHWAYS INSIDE VILLAGE CORPORATE LIMITS, AND

 

GIVING CONSENT OF THE VILLAGE FOR THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO REMOVE SNOW AND ICE AND USE SNOW AND ICE CONTROL MATERIAL ON STATE HIGHWAYS INSIDE THE VILLAGE CORPORATE LIMITS, AND

 

GIVING CONSENT OF THE VILLAGE FOR THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PERFORM MAINTENANCE AND/OR REPAIR ON STATE HIGHWAYS INSIDE THE VILLAGE CORPORATION.

 

RITA TAX COLLECTION FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, PAID IN OCTOBER, WAS $25,800.81.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

MIGHTY CUBE STORAGE CONTAINER PUBLIC HEARING HELD SEPTEMBER 25, 2020:

THE PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 905 REGARDING PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS WAS HELD AT NOON AT THE DEPOT ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2020.  NO ADVERSE COMMENTS OR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WERE RECEIVED SO THE RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENT WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE OCTOBER 19TH COUNCIL MEETING.

 

W. WASHINGTON STREET WATERLINE PROJECT NOT FUNDED:

THE WATERLINE PROJECT SUBMITTED FOR OHIO PUBLIC WORKS FUNDING WAS NOT APPROVED FOR FUNDING.  IN THIS PROJECT, THE VILLAGE REQUESTED 75% GRANT FUNDING AND 25% OF THE PROJECT WOULD HAVE BEEN LOAN.  IT DID NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH POINTS TO BE FUNDED.  THE ADMINISTRATOR PRESUMES THAT THE REQUEST FOR MORE GRANT MONEY KILLED THE REQUEST.

 

 

 

POTENTIAL STORM LINE PROJECT:

THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING AT THE AREA IN THE FORMER CANAL BED BETWEEN CLEVELAND EAST TO S. ERIE STREET AS A POTENTIAL STORM LINE REPLACEMENT.  THE CLAY TILE IN THE AREA IS FULL OF MUD AND DEBRIS AND CANNOT BE JETTED.  SEVERAL ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO NO SUCCESS. THERE HAS BEEN WATER HELD IN THE CANAL ALL DURING THE SPRING AND IT IS PROBABLY CAUSED FROM BROKEN TILE.  AN ESTIMATE IS BEING DETERMINED AND IF POSSIBLE THE VILLAGE WILL INSTALL NEW STORM LINE AND CATCH BASINS TO RELIEVE THE FLOODING IN THIS AREA.  THERE IS A 36” STORM LINE THAT THE NEW LINE CAN HOOK INTO ON THE EAST END NEAR ERIE STREET.

 

RIVERSIDE PARK WILL CLOSE RESTROOMS FOR SEASON ON OCTOBER 19, 2020:

THE PARK WILL BE WINTERIZED AND THE RESTROOMS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AFTER THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 17-18.

 

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020, FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MIKE ROHRS UPDATED COUNCIL ON THEIR MEETINGS.  FINANCE COMMITTEE AGREED TO ALLOCATE $81,965 OF $111,862.62 OF COVID FEDERAL GRANT MONIES TO EMS TO PURCHASE TWO LUCAS DEVICES AND 2 LIFEPAK 15 WITH THE BALANCE OF THE MONIES COMING FROM CARRYALL TOWNSHIP.  THESE DEVICES WILL PRIORITIZE THE CAREGIVERS’ AND PATIENTS’ SAFETY BY MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF CAREGIVERS NEEDED TO ADMINISTER CHEST COMPRESSIONS, MAINTAIN DISTANCE FROM SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 PATIENTS DURING CPR, WHILE ALSO MONITORING OXYGEN, BLOOD PRESSURE, ETC. WITH LESS CONTACT.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE ALSO AUTHORIZED THE PURCHASE OF A COVID APPROVED 2021 EXPLORER POLICE INTERCEPTOR IN THE AMOUNT OF $34,500.  THE FORD INTERCEPTOR WILL HAVE SOFTWARE THAT WILL HEAT THE VEHICLE TO 133 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT FOR A 15 MINUTE SOAK AND WILL KILL OFF 99% OF THE VIRUS IN THE CABIN.  THIS OPTION IS A NEW HEAT SOAK MODE.  INITIALLY, THE NEW SOFTWARE CAN ONLY BE INSTALLED ON 2013-2019 EXPLORER-BASED POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY VEHICLES.  THIS MODE WILL BE USED AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF A SHIFT AS WELL AS AFTER TRANSPORTING ANYONE THAT MAY BE INFECTED.  THIS WILL INCREASE THE SAFETY OF OFFICERS AND THOSE BEING TRANSPORTED. CHIEF CLEMENS HAS ASKED THE COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER INSTALLING SOFTWARE ON ONE OTHER CRUISER THAT WOULD BE NEW ENOUGH TO BE UPDATED IF MONEY ALLOWS.  CLEMENS WAS ALSO LOOKING INTO IF THIS MONEY COULD BE USED TO INSTALL NEEDED EQUIPMENT ON CRUISERS SUCH AS LIGHT BARS AND ITEMS NEEDED TO PUT THE CRUISER INTO SERVICE FOR USE.  FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL MEET ONCE ALL MONEY HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM COMMISSIONERS TO DECIDE HOW BALANCE WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES AND RESIDENTS SAFE.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVED FISCAL OFFICER LICHTY’S REQUEST FOR EARLY PAYOFF OF FIRETRUCK IN 2021 BUDGET, WHICH WILL SAVE VILLAGE APPROXIMATELY $3,000.00 IN INTEREST.

 

OLD BUSINESS

ROHRS ASKED KEERAN IF THE GRILLS IN THE PARK HAD BEEN INSTALLED.  KEERAN STATED THAT THEY WILL BE INSTALLED NEXT SPRING.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

MAYOR’S COURT BROUGHT IN A TOTAL OF $3,017.00 IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2020 WITH $2,178.00 GOING TO THE VILLAGE, $807.50 GOING TO THE STATE, AND $31.50 GOING TO THE INDIGENT DRIVER’S FUND.

 

  •   MOTION MADE BY RISTER, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:36 P.M.

 

 

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