01-09-2017 Council Workshop Minutes

Council Workshop Minutes    Monday, January 9, 2017

Mayor Redfern called the meeting to order. Present were Chris Rice, Scott Locke, Bill Hampton, Jan Driggs, Billie Smith, and Chris Mohler. Tom Collins was present.

  1. Present was Corlyn Altier with CSA Enterprises to give Council an updated EMS Billing report for 2016. This included revenue received as of the end of the year as well as the revenue recovery for prior years. She explained in detail to Council what could possibly happen if the Affordable Care Act was repealed. This was discussed in further detail as to what has to be written off and what can be billed.
  2. Next item on Brittany’s agenda was a Fund Summary Report that was updated throughout the end of the day.
  3. She stated that Council had been given an updated Debt Payment Schedule for 2017 to look over.
  4. Council has been given a copy of the Burr oak bill as well as a copy of the Burr Oak Billings from 2011-2016.
  5. As an FYI to Council, Brittany explained that as of January 1st, minimum wage increased to $8.15 per hour.
  6. Council was given the Year End Reports provided by Fire/EMS Chief Hill to look over.
  7. Council was given a monthly water billing report for December that Lisa has put together for them.
  8. Brittany stated that the last item on her agenda was if Council wanted to discuss the Dow Cannon Sewage problem where he is requesting the Village to pay plumbing bill. Council asked Tom’s opinion on this and was discussed in further detail on what needed to happen next and from here on out.
  9. Tom stated that the first item on his agenda was the Jobes Henderson General Services Contract for Council to look over. This would be based on an hourly wage and only used as needed. For Alan Brown as Village Engineer, he would be classified as Engineer #5 with an hourly rate of $125.00 per hour.
  10. Next item on the agenda is that Tom would like to pump another 100 septic tanks for 2017 if Council agrees.
  11. The last item on his agenda is a discussion regarding the water rate increase. He would like to see if Council would agree to waive the water/sewer rate increase for 2017 being that we are doing decent with our main funds. This would be to see where we would stand. Tom recommended that if Council would agree to this that a public awareness put out in the water bills to let everyone know. Council discussed this and asked for this to be put on the agenda for next week. This does not affect 2018, and if we would do an increase it would only be the 3%, no catch up because of waiving the water/sewer rate increase for 2017.
  12. Mayor Redfern asked Police Chief Walters if he had anything before executive session. He stated that in regards to personnel, he had some auxiliary officers that resigned or taking leave of absence due to personal reasons. Chief Walters discussed the letters sent out to residents for signs. He also stated that he received a letter from the Justice Department explaining that you don’t have to be a citizen of the United States to be a Police Officer. Chief Walters stated that all the training has been completed and the stipend that they will be receiving will be $3,800 this year. He also stated that he will be present at next week’s meeting to give Council their year-end report. Chief Walters and Council discussed the updates with the OHLEG system.
  13. Council went into Executive Session per ORC 121.22 (G) (1) for Personnel as well as ORC 121.22 (G) (2) for Real Estate.

Council is out of executive session with no decisions made.

Mayor Redfern adjourned the meeting.

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Brittany Ross                                                              Fred Redfern

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor