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.

 

 

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