Ordinance 2014-17 Transfer to Police Fund

ORDINANCE NO. 2014-17

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE FISCAL OFFICER TO

TRANSFER $55,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE POLICE FUND,

AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

WHEREAS, the Village Fiscal Officer has determined that it is necessary to transfer certain funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund to provide necessary funding for the operations of the police department, and

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council must approve certain transfers pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14, and

 

WHEREAS, this is a transfer of funds pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14(E), which transfer does not require a vote of the Village Council to authorize transfers from the General Fund to any other fund of the Village, and

 

WHEREAS, the Village Council elects to approve the transfer of funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund even though said approval is not required pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14, with the understanding that the Village is not required to seek any other approvals as may be required for other transfers of funds under Ohio Revised Code Section 5705.14.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:

 

Section 1.  The Village Fiscal Officer is hereby authorized to transfer the sum of  Fifty Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($55,000.00) from the General Fund to the Police Fund.

 

Section 2.  The transfer of these funds from the General Fund to the Police Fund is necessary for the operation of the police department of the Village of Antwerp.

 

Section 3.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 4.  This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and for the further reason that the Village is in immediate need of funds for the operation of the police department necessary for the well being of the residents and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

Date ________________

_____________________________________________

Tom VanVlerah,

Mayor of the Village of Antwerp

Attest:

 

__________________________

Loretta Baker, Fiscal Officer

 

September Special Meeting Minutes

SPECIAL MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

 

THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP COUNCIL WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:15 P.M. BY MAYOR TOM VANVLERAH.  COUNCIL PERSONS PRESENT: LARRY RYAN, RUDIE REEB, KEN REINHART, KEITH WEST, STEVE DERCK, AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.

 

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: SOLICITOR MELANIE FARR, FISCAL OFFICER LORETTA BAKER AND ADMINISTRATOR SARA KEERAN.

 

MEDIA PRESENT: PETER GREER FROM DEFIANCE CRESCENT.

 

VISITORS

 

NO VISITORS PRESENT.

 

THIS MEETING WAS CALLED TO DISCUSS FIVE (5) TOPICS AS LISTED ON THE AGENDA.

 

1.)        EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-16: AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING A PERMIT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. 2014-16. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2014-16. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

2.)        LIABILITY FOR NUISANCE CREATED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE.  DISCUSSION HAD WITH LEGAL COUNSEL ON NUISANCES CREATED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE AND THE RESPONSIBILITY BEING THAT OF THE PROPERTY OWNER, NOT THE VILLAGE, IF ANYONE IS HARMED BY THE NUISANCE CREATED BY THE PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER.  IF THE VILLAGE DECIDES TO PURSUE AN ABATEMENT ACTION AGAINST THE PROPERTY OWNER, THE ACTION MUST BE FILED WITH THE COMMON PLEAS COURT REQUESTING AN ORDER REQUIRING THE PROPERTY OWNER TO ABATE THE NUISANCE.

 

3.)        WATER RATE INCREASE:  ADMINISTRATOR KEERAN PRESENTED A REPORT INDICATING WHAT THE VILLAGE WOULD RECEIVE OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD WITH A 3% INCREASE OR 5% INCREASE IN WATER RATES.  KEERAN REMINDED COUNCIL THAT THE WATER FUND MUST SUPPORT ITSELF AND THESE INCREASES ARE NEEDED TO RUN THE WATER DEPARTMENT AND IMPROVE CURRENT WATER LINES IN THE VILLAGE. AFTER DISCUSSION, COUNCIL RECOMMENDED AN ORDINANCE BE PREPARED FOR A FIRST READING IN OCTOBER TO INCREASE WATER RATES BY 5% FOR INSIDE CORPORATION LIMITS, HOMESTEAD, FARMER’S WELL AND BULK WATER OVER A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD. THE RATE INCREASES WILL INCREASE REVENUE BY $43,347.55 FOR THE YEARS 2015, 2016, AND 2017.  SOLICITOR FARR WILL PREPARE AN ORDINANCE FOR FIRST READING IN OCTOBER.

 

4.)        HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM FOR 2015:  DISCUSSION HELD ON THE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES PROVIDED BY FIRST INSURANCE.  COUNCIL RECOMMENDED USING THE FIGURES OF RENEWING THE CURRENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR THE BUDGET AND A VOTE WILL BE PRESENTED IN OCTOBER ON THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR VILLAGE EMPLOYEES.

 

5.)        EXECUTIVE SESSION ON APPOINTING PERSONNEL IN EMS DEPARTMENT.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY WEST, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION ON APPOINTING PERSONNEL IN EMS DEPARTMENT. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:40 P.M.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:58 P.M.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:00 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER_____________________          DATE_________________________

September Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

 

SEPTEMBER 15, 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: KEN REINHART, KEITH WEST, LARRY RYAN, STEVE DERCK AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.  RUDIE REEB ARRIVED AT 5:35 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. VISITORS PRESENT: JERRY ZIELKE AND KEITH NERN.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD AUGUST 18, 2014, WERE REVIEWED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 18, 2014, COUNCIL MEETING.  5 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE AUGUST DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.

 

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

VISITORS

 

JERRY ZIELKE GAVE A REPORT ON BEHALF OF PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. ZIELKE ANNOUNCED THE UPCOMING BANQUET TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, WITH SPEAKERS AARON PITTS FROM JOBS OHIO AND JIM WISE FROM BUREAU OF WORKER’S COMPENSATION. ZIELKE HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SEVERAL DEVELOPERS WITH INTEREST IN THE 24/49 INTERCHANGE AND WILL KEEP THE VILLAGE POSTED OF ANY PROGRESS. KEITH NERN WAS IN ATTENDANCE FOR OBSERVATION.

 

POLICE REPORT

 

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 151 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 37 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST INCLUDING THE CAR ROLLOVER ACCIDENT IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL. PRAISE WAS GIVEN TO BILL FISH FOR HIS ASSISTANCE AT THE SCENE OF THIS ACCIDENT. COUNCIL MEMBERS COMMENTED THEY ARE PLEASED WITH THE POLICE VISIBILITY IN THE VILLAGE.

 

 

EMS REPORT

 

RANDY SHAFFER PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 40 RUNS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.  THERE WAS NO REPORT FROM THE EMS BILLING CLERK.

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

 

1ST READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-10: A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-16:  AN ORDNANCE REQUIRING A PERMIT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS, DWELLINGS AND STRUCTURES LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO; AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

RYAN PROVIDED COMMENT AND REQUESTED REVISIONS TO THIS ORDINANCE TO DEFINE APPLICABLE BUILDINGS, EXTEND THE TIME TO COMPLETE DEMOLITION ACTIVITY, AND THE OWNER’S ABILITY TO PLACE DEMOLITION DEBRIS IN AN APPROPRIATE CONTAINER.  SOLICITOR FARR WILL REVISE THE ORDINANCE, WHICH REVISED ORDINANCE WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.

 

A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014, AT 6:15 P.M.

 

DISCUSSION WAS HELD ON THE PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE 300 BLOCK OF MAIN STREET, AND THE AVAILABLE OPTIONS TO FORCE THE PROPERTY OWNER TO FILL THE HOLE LEFT AFTER THE DEMOLITION OF A BUILDING ON THIS PROPERTY.  SOLICITOR FARR STATED AN ABATEMENT ACTION INVOLVES FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE PROPERTY OWNER IN THE PAULDING COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT.  LIABILITY FOR NUISANCE CREATED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WILL BE DISCUSSED FURTHER AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2014.

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

 

v  SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

v  PUBLIC UTILITY COMMITTEE MET AND DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF A VILLAGE-WIDE GARBAGE PICK-UP.  KEERAN NOTED THE BILLING SOFTWARE IS ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE A BILLING ENTRY FOR GARBAGE DISPOSAL ON THE SAME BILLING CARD FOR OTHER UTILITIES.  KEERAN SPOKE WITH VARIOUS HAULERS WHO STATED THEY WILL BID BASED ON WHAT THE VILLAGE WANTS.  HAULERS WILL DO LARGE ITEM PICK-UP ONCE A MONTH AND ESTIMATES PROVIDED WERE APPROXIMATELY $11.50 PER RESIDENT PER MONTH. KEERAN WILL REPORT BACK NEXT MONTH WITH FURTHER INFORMATION ON ESTIMATES FROM THE HAULERS FOR A POSSIBLE PUBLIC HEARING.

 

v  UTILITY COMMITTEE MET REGARDING WATER RATE INCREASES PROPOSING A 3% INCREASE FOR THE NEXT THREE (3) YEARS FOR PER THOUSAND GALLONS WATER ONLY. UTILITY COMMITTEE ALSO PROPOSED A 10% INCREASE TO HOMESTEAD RATES AND INCREASE TO $8.00 PER THOUSAND FOR TREATED BULK WATER.

 

RYAN STATED THE AMOUNT OF INCREASE FOR PER THOUSAND GALLONS MAY BE TOO LOW TO ACCOMMODATE VILLAGE EXPENSES AND LOANS FOR THE WATER FUND.  RYAN REQUESTED KEERAN PREPARE ADDITIONAL WATER RATE INCREATE PROPOSALS FOR COUNCIL TO CONSIDER.  WATER RATE INCREASES WILL BE REVIEWED AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014.

 

v  IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE OHIO RAIL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REGARDING STOP SIGNS AT ALL OF VILLAGE RAIL CROSSINGS PER STATE LAW, MEGAN MCCLORY OF THE RAIL COMMISSION IS WORKING TO EXEMPT THE VILLAGE FROM THIS REQUIREMENT PER THE MEASUREMENTS KEERAN PROVIDED MCCLORY.

 

v  HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS SPREADSHEET WAS PROVIDED FOR THE COUNCIL’S REVIEW AT TONIGHT’S MEETING SHOWING A 13.4% INCREASE FOR RENEWAL OF CURRENT PLAN. HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES WILL BE REVIEWED AT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2014.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

NO OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NEW BUSINESS

 

TRICK OR TREAT WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 25, 2014, FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.  THE CHAMBER WILL COORDINATE THE PARADE.

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

MAYOR’S COURT DEPOSITED $3,077.44 FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF PERSONNEL IN THE EMS DEPARTMENT. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:50 P.M.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:00 P.M.   NO ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC PURPOSE.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED. INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:04 PM.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED. OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:17 P.M. NO ACTION TAKEN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY DERCK, SECONDED BY RYAN, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:17 P.M.

 

 

MAYOR___________________________

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER_____________________          DATE_________________________

WATERLINE BREAK ON N. MADISON 11/19/14

A waterline break has been reported on N. Madison this evening at 7:49 p.m.  Utility crew is on way to site for repair.  Avoid the area of N. Madison and W. River and water to the area will be shut off during the repair.

SCAM ALERT

Test messages and e-mails are being sent out claiming to be from the Antwerp Exchange Bank.  The messages claim that your Visa/Debit Card has been frozen and provides a number to call.  This number appears to be local.  DO NOT CALL OR GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION.  This is a scam.  Information on this scam is being provided by the Antwerp Police Department.

W. WOODCOX WATERLINE BREAK 10/19/14

There is a waterline break on W. Woodcox behind the Essen House this evening.  The area will be without water for a period of time during the repair.  Utility Department is on the way to the site.

Ordinance 2014-16 Demolition Permit

Ordinance No. 2014-16

 

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING A PERMIT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF

BUILDINGS LOCATED IN THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO;

AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY

 

Whereas, the Village of Antwerp (the “Village”) does not currently require any type of permit for the demolition of buildings within the Village corporation limits; and

 

Whereas, the demolition of buildings that have not had utilities such as gas, electric, water, and sewer properly disconnected could present a significant risk to public health and safety and failure to restore the site after demolition may lead to the creation of a nuisance.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, County of Paulding, State of Ohio:

 

Section 1. Permit Required; Disconnection of Utilities.

 

(a)                No person shall demolish any building, within the boundaries of the Village, without securing a permit from the Village Administrator.  An application for a demolition permit must be completed and submitted to the Village Administrator to determine if such application meets the requirements of this Ordinance.  For purposes of this Ordinance, building shall mean a permanent fabrication or construction, attached or affixed to the land, consisting of foundations, walls, columns, girders, beams, floors, and a roof, or some combination of these elemental parts.

 

(b)               As a condition of receiving a demolition permit, the owner, agent or person in control of a building to be demolished shall notify, in writing, the appropriate public authorities or utility companies serving the building (with a copy to the Village Administrator) regarding the person’s intentions to demolish the building.  Such notice shall include a written description detailing (1) why the building is unfit and/or unsafe for human habitation or use; (2) how the building will be demolished; (3) the protection that will be provided for all adjoining, adjacent, and abutting properties; and (4) the steps the owner will take to stabilize the property lot and surface after the demolition.  Such notice shall also include a request that the utilities be disconnected.  The owner, agent or person in control of the building to be demolished, or the utility company, shall provide evidence to the Village that the utilities have been discontinued.  The permit will not be issued until all proper verification has been received.  Proof of verification that services have been discontinued can be found on the application for a demolition permit.

 

Section 2. Bond or Other Surety Required.

 

Precedent to the issuance of a demolition permit, the owner, agent or person with control of the property subject to demolition shall post with the Village a performance bond, cash deposit or other surety approved by the Village Administrator to assure the Village that the demolition work will proceed as permitted.  The value of the surety shall not exceed the cost associated with the demolition and site restoration.  The terms of the surety shall provide that the Village may retain or claim the surety proceeds if the permit holder fails to perform the demolition activities in accordance with the permit granted.  The value of the surety may be reduced during the course of the demolition work, at the sole discretion of the Village Administrator, if, in the estimation of the Village Administrator, sufficient surety remains to assure completion of the demolition and site restoration activity.

 

Section 3.  Site Conditions and Disposal Requirements.

 

(a)                During the course of the demolition activity, the owner, agent or person in control of the property subject to the demolition shall take steps to ensure the safety of the general public.  The proposed steps shall be in compliance with generally accepted building industry safety practices as may be reflected in building codes applicable in the Village and State of Ohio.

 

(b)               Following the completion of demolition work, the owner, agent or person in control of the property subject to the demolition activity shall provide for the restoration of the site so as to address safety and nuisance, as that term is defined in Section § 3767.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, concerns, including but not limited to the following:

 

(1)               All such sites shall be brought to a level or other grade determined to be appropriate by the Village Administrator or designee.

 

(2)               All surface irregularities, wells, septic tanks, basements, cellars, sidewalks, vaults or coal chutes remaining after demolition shall be filled with compactable materials approved by the Village Administrator or designee.

 

(3)               The party securing the demolition permit shall provide for the safe and prompt disposal of the debris associated with the demolition and/or rehabilitation work.  The debris must be placed in an appropriate container for removal by a private contractor or by the property owner, or another arrangement shall be made for the disposal of the debris on at least a weekly basis and in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. No property owner or permit holder shall permit the non-containerized accumulation of demolition debris on any property in the Village for a period in excess of five (5) calendar days.  The time limit may be extended upon written request to the Village Administrator and at the discretion of the Village Administrator.  The petitioner must provide evidence to show that extenuating circumstances prohibited the ability to place the accumulated demolition debris in an appropriate container in the 5‑day time period. All debris and material associated with the demolition work must be removed from the property.

 

(4)               All sanitary sewer leads that served the subject demolished building must be effectively plugged with concrete at the property line, or as may be required by the Village Administrator or designee.

 

(5)               As soon as weather permits, the site shall be prepared (including the application of topsoil if necessary to ensure growth), and sod, grass seed or other ground cover material shall be installed to address soil erosion control.  The Village Administrator or designee may require that straw or mulch material be placed on the site that is seeded to prevent erosion and enhance the likelihood of successful growth.

 

Section 3.  Permitted Hours of Demolition.  Demolition activity shall be permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. only.  Noise generating from demolition activity shall not create a nuisance.

 

Section 4.  Required Notification of Neighboring Properties.  The party receiving the demolition permit shall give written notification at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to commencement of demolition to all abutting and adjacent property owners.

 

Section 5.  Time Limit For Permit.  The party receiving the demolition permit must complete the demolition activity, including site restoration, within thirty (30) calendar days from the receipt of the permit.  The time limit may be extended upon written request to the Village Administrator and at the discretion of the Village Administrator.  The petitioner must provide evidence to show that extenuating circumstances prohibited the completion of the demolition work in the 30‑day time period.

 

Section 6.  Demolition Permit Fee.  The fee for the issuance of a demolition permit shall be Ten Dollars ($10.00) plus Four Dollars per one thousand square feet ($4.00/1,000 square feet), with a maximum permit fee of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00).

 

Section 7.  Penalty.  Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

 

Section 8.  Prior Ordinances.  Previous Ordinances and Rules of the Village that are not consistent with this Ordinance are hereby set aside, revoked and held for naught.

 

Section 9.  Open Meetings.  It is found and determined that all formal actions of the Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of the Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal actions, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including all lawful ordinances and any applicable provisions of Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

Section 10. Emergency Measure.   That this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety, health, peace and welfare, by reason of the fact that regulating the demolition of buildings will prevent possible injury to the citizens of this community, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in full force after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

 

PASSED this _____ day of September, 2014.

 

 

 

Tom VanVlerah, Mayor

Village of Antwerp

Attest:

 

 

_______________________________

Loretta Baker

Fiscal Officer, Village of Antwerp

 

Antwerp City Council August 2014 Meeting Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP

 

AUGUST 18, 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, LARRY RYAN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT JAN REEB.  STEVE DERCK ARRIVED AT 5:35 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.

 

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD JULY 21, 2014, WERE REVIEWED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY JAN REEB, SECONDED BY REINHART, TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES FROM THE JULY 21, 2014, COUNCIL MEETING.  6 YEAS, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

THE JULY DISBURSEMENTS WERE REVIEWED.

 

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

VISITORS

 

NO VISITORS.

 

POLICE REPORT

 

CHIEF CLEMENS REPORTED 175 CALLS FOR SERVICE AND 39 CITATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY. CHIEF CLEMENS PRAISED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS FOR THE QUICK RESPONSE TO THE FIRE AT THE OASIS.

 

EMS REPORT

 

RANDY SHAFFER PROVIDED A WRITTEN REPORT SHOWING 23 RUNS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY. EMS BILLING CLERK MERRIMAN WILL PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT NEXT MONTH.

 

 

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT

 

3RD READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-10: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEASE OF REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE 721.03 AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY RUDIE REEB, TO ACCEPT ORDINANCE NO. 2014-10. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  COUNCIL REQUESTED THE SOLICITOR PREPARE A LETTER TO BE SENT TO TENANT EXPLAINING CONCERNS RAISED IN SPREADING MANURE ON THE GROUND AT ISSUE.

 

EMERGENCY READING OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-09: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO, TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED FOR WATERLINE REPAIRS AND/OR REPLACEMENT ALONG WEST WOODCOX STREET, AND DECLARING THE SAME AN EMERGENCY.

 

KEERAN STATED THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM DID NOT FUND THIS PROJECT.  THIS RESOLUTION AUTHORIZES A REQUEST TO OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION FOR A 50% LOAN AND 50% GRANT TO FUND THIS PROJECT. THE PROJECT COST IS ESTIMATED AT $171,313.00. THE VILLAGE’S SHARE IS A $4,282.82 ANNUAL PAYMENT AT 0% INTEREST FOR 20 YEARS, WHICH ANNUAL PAYMENTS WOULD COMMENCE IN 2015.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY JAN REEB, TO SUSPEND THE RULES REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. 2014-09. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO ACCEPT RESOLUTION NO. 2014-09. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.

 

BAKER NOTIFIED COUNCIL:  (1) A CHECK WAS ISSUED TO THE VANCLEVES TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY FOR CEMETERY PURPOSES; (2) INCOME TAX COLLECTION IS UP $15,000.00 COMPARED TO LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME; AND (3) QUOTES FOR HEALTH CARE INSURANCE FOR THE COMING YEAR WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

 

v  SEE ATTACHED REPORT.

 

v  S&S SANITATION HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY REAL WASTE DISPOSAL.  INDIVIDUAL GARBAGE BAGS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.  KEERAN ASKED COUNCIL TO CONSIDER REVIEWING THE POSSIBILITY OF BIDDING A VILLAGE-WIDE CONTRACT FOR GARBAGE PICK-UP.  RYAN STATED HE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF HAVING THE VILLAGE HANDLE THE BUSINESS OF BILLING RESIDENTS FOR GARBAGE PICK-UP.  COUNCIL REQUESTED KEERAN TO CHECK IF WERLOR OR ALLIED PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL BAGS FOR PURCHASE.  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE WILL MEET TO REVIEW VILLAGE-WIDE GARBAGE PICK-UP.

 

v  KEERAN NOTED THE OPEN BASEMENT AT 310 N. MAIN STREET IS AN ISSUE AND A DANGER. KEERAN SUGGESTED THE VILLAGE HAVE AN ORDINANCE FOR DEMOLITION OF HOMES IN THE VILLAGE WITH FINES ASSESSED IF NOT FOLLOWED.  COUNCIL AGREED AND SOLICITOR FARR WILL RESEARCH THE ISSUE TO PRESENT A PROPOSAL TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

 

v  WATER RATES FOR 2015, 2016, AND 2017 NEED TO BE REVIEWED.  KEERAN ASKED THE UTILITY COMMITTEE TO MEET TO REVIEW PROPOSAL.

 

v  DISCUSSION HELD ON RENTAL HOMES IN THE VILLAGE THAT ARE UNINHABITABLE. KEERAN WILL CHECK WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR REGULATIONS AND/OR STANDARDS FOR HABITABLE LIVING CONDITIONS.  COUNCIL ASKED SOLICITOR FARR TO REVIEW OHIO REVISED CODE ON SAME SUBJECT.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

NO COMMITTEE REPORTS.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NO OLD BUSINESS.

NEW BUSINESS

 

WEST REMINDED COUNCIL THAT POLICE PROTECTION NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW AS SCHOOL BEGINS.

 

RYAN REMINDED COUNCIL THAT VILLAGE NEEDS TO PREPARE FOR 2015 BUDGET.

 

 

 

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

MEDIACOM REPORTED THAT RATES WILL INCREASE SEPTEMBER 1 AND ALSO THE CHANNEL LINEUP WILL CHANGE FOR THOSE WHO USE THE CABLE SERVICE.

 

MAYOR’S COURT DEPOSITED $4,322.27, WITH $3,386.00 RETAINED BY THE VILLAGE FOR THE MONTH OF JULY.

 

DAY IN THE PARK WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND MAYOR STATED THE UTILITY WORKERS DID A TREMENDOUS JOB PREPARING FOR THE DAY.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RYAN, SECONDED BY WEST, TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING RESIGNATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEE. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED. INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:55 P.M.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY RUDIE REEB, SECONDED BY DERCK, TO COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:03 P.M.   NO ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

MAYOR NOTED TRAFFIC ISSUES ON U.S. HIGHWAY 24 AND POSSIBLE ANNEXATION TO PROVIDE MORE PATROL FOR SAFETY REASONS.

 

v  MOTION MADE BY REINHART, SECONDED BY WEST, TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. 6 YEAS, 0 NAYS. MOTION CARRIED AND APPROVED.  MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:10 P.M.

 

 

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