01-04-2016 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, January 4,               2016

ROLL CALL:  Mr. Redfern called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Redfern, Mr. Rice, Mr. Hampton, Ms. Smith, Ms. Driggs and Mr. Mohler. Jan Baughman and Tom Collins were present.

Solicitor Jan Baughman swore in the newly elected Mayor, Fred Redfern as well as newly elected Council Members, William Hampton and Billie Smith.

Motion to elect Chris Mohler as Council President was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Smith yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler abstained. Motion carried.

Motion to reappoint Village Solicitor, Jan Baughman at a salaried wage of $17,280.00 annually and Village Engineer, Tim Linn at $3,000.00 annually was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

MINUTES: Motion to approve Clerk’s minutes was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

REPORTS: Motion to approve Mayor’s Report for December was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Clerk’s Reports for November was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to approve December revenue adjustments for the 2015 Budget was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2016-1 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2016-2 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2016-3 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve Resolution 2016-4 Issuing Blanket Purchase Orders was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

SERVICE: Mayor Redfern let all know that there will be a mandatory meeting with all Village employees to go over the employee manual or any issues they have. He stated that this will be Thursday and he would provide the lunch for them as well as refreshments. He stated that currently, Crooksville has the most educated work force that they have ever had and he is proud of our employees.

SAFETY: Motion to approve the purchase of Marcs Repeater in regards to the Grant we are receiving for Fire/EMS as discussed in workshop from December was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to approve purchasing replacement SCBA masks out of the Fire Levy for $3,000.00 was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Motion to elect Bill Hampton to the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependent Fund Board was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Hampton abstained, Ms. Smith yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

Motion to elect Chris Rice to the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependent Fund Board was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice abstain, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Smith yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Motion carried.

Mayor Redfern asked Police Chief Walters if he had anything to bring before Council. Officer Carr stated that the Sheriff’s Office was giving Crooksville the Taser batteries and holsters since they got new ones so that will be one less thing they will have to buy this year.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2551, an Ordinance Amending the 2015 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2551, an ordinance Amending the 2015 Budget and Appropriations as an Emergency was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the first reading of Resolution 2016-5, authorizing the Fiscal Officer to request an advance on taxes collected by the Perry County Auditor was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

RULES OF COUNCIL: Motion to accept Rules of Council was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

CEMETERY BOARD: Motion to elect Chris Mohler to the Cemetery Board was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Smith yes, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler abstained. Motion carried.

UTILITY: Mayor Redfern stated that Tom Powell at 8628 McKinley Street in Rose farm was present to discuss with Council about the water service minimum bill. His complaint is that he never received any paperwork explaining to him that there were options available to have a temporary termination done to save him money or any other option discussed with him from the water office. So he would like to see if he could receive a credit for the time he paid the full minimum bill until he got a meter put in and wanted the tap pulled. This was the first time he was told about the temporary termination. Mayor Redfern asked that this be put on the workshop agenda for next week so that they can review and discuss more then. Council asked him background questions about the property as well as the usage.

Motion to approve Temporary water/sewer termination for Bernadette Fitzgerald at 11770 Snake Hollow Road was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: As an FYI to Council, Mayor Redfern stated that the minimum wage for 2016 was staying at $8.10 per hour.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS:  Nothing.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion was made to go into executive session per ORC 121.22 (G) (1) Personnel by Mr. Mohler and was seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

Council is out of executive session with no decisions made. Mayor Redfern stated that it was discussed about the vacancy of his position and stated that the decision was made to interview all that applied for the Council Position would be next Monday night if it would work for the applicants present. Mr. Blau stated that he would not be able to next Monday as he would be out of town so it was decided that he would be interviewed the following regular meeting on the 18th and the rest would be at the workshop meeting on the 11th.

ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

 

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                    FRED REDFERN

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor