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.

 

 

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