01-18-2016 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, January 18,               2016

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

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

Council is out of executive session with decisions made.

Motion to appoint Mr. Scott Locke to fill the Vacancy on Village Council was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Ms. Smith. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Hampton yes, Ms. Smith yes, Ms. Driggs no, and Mr. Mohler no. Motion carried.

Solicitor Jan Baughman swore in newly appointed Councilman Mr. Locke.

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

REPORTS: Motion to approve Clerk’s Report for December was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

Mayor Redfern stated that Council did an excellent job at watching expenses for the past year and the Rec Center expenses were down compared to the year before. He stated that the revenue for Park & Pool as well as expenses was improved and doing well compared to the prior year.

SOLICITOR LIST: Mayor Redfern stated that he presented to the Solicitor a list of four mobile homes that are in disarray and marked as uninhabitable but there are things that need determined before they can be declared that. Solicitor Baughman stated that the process starts with a report from the investigating officer about the home and request a warrant. Next step would be to coordinate with building inspector from Zanesville to have a professional opinion on inhabitability and post the property that it is condemned and send notice to owner. The first step is to get an investigative report from an Officer. Mayor Redfern asked if Solicitor Baughman would write this up for all of Council to have to reference if this comes up in the future.

PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2016-6 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS:  A motion to approve Resolution 2016-7 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

TRANSFER:  A motion to approve Resolution 2016-8 transferring funds was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

PARK & RECREATION: Mayor Redfern stated that next to discuss was an update on the lady wanting to rent the lot next to Reed Station Park. He explained that he contacted Ms. Johnson and explained to her that she would have to have $1 million insurance to rent lot and he feels that she will not be in further contact.

SERVICE: Motion to approve the purchase of 2016 Ford Explorer from Valley Ford at State Purchasing Price of $29,437.00 from Service, Street, Water, and Sewer departments was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Motion to hire Jerry Marks in the position of Community Service Supervisor for 16 hours weekly at $9.00/ hour was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

SAFETY: Mayor Redfern asked Police Chief Walters if he had anything for Council tonight. He stated that he is still working on his yearly report to present to Council as well as an inventory list. Mayor Redfern stated that he will be forwarding an email for a request for equipment inventory to him as well as Fire/EMS Chief Ralph Hill.

LEGISLATIVE: Motion to accept the second 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. 

UTILITY: Motion to approve the purchase of 200 Radio Read Meters from HD Supply totaling $25,130.00 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

Motion to approve pumping of 100 septic tanks for the year 2016 at $225.00 per tank with Champion Services was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.

NEW BUSINESS: Mayor Redfern stated that Council has been given an updated Debt Amortization Schedule for 2016.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS:  Nothing.

Mayor Redfern stated that this Wednesday at 10am there will be a meeting with several governmental agencies regarding the potential flood mitigation project. They are gathering data now to see if there may be anything available to avoid another flood disaster. He stated that everyone is welcome to attend as it is open to the public.

Mr. Hampton stated that he doesn’t understand why the Village of Crooksville is working on Martin Luther King Day and feels that this should be a Holiday that should be added to being off to celebrate. Mr. Rice stated that employees had an option to take this day or the day after Thanksgiving off. Mr. Collins disagreed with this statement. Mr. Hampton stated that he feels this should be taken into consideration.

Mayor Redfern stated that he was excited to go over the figures for the Rec Center and thinks that Council was indeed held accountable last year and did well at holding up to that.

Jerry Marks stated that with the Police Auxiliary going into the New Year, they never know when there is an event or activity going on in the Village to have accurate coverage. He wanted to know if there could be something done by month to give to them to help with coverage. He stated that on the website there is nothing available under events. Mayor Redfern stated that in the next few months the website will be worked on and updated.

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