02-20-2017 Council Minutes

Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes   Monday, February 20                     2017

 

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

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

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

PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-13 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-14 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2017-15 transferring funds was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

SERVICE: Motion to approve bidding out 35 China Street at the ‘minimum appraised’ value was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Solicitor Baughman explained why this needed to be worded this way in order to coincide with the Ordinance. Mr. Mohler asked if this was the best way to handle this property and Solicitor Baughman explained that this is and that we just needed a motion to bid it out. Motion carried. Brittany explained to Council that they have been given a timeline to look at for the bidding process.

SAFETY: Mayor Redfern introduced Greg Ritterbeck to Council who was present because he wanted to join the Crooksville Police Auxiliary. Mr. Ritterbeck explained his background and explained that he had been in law enforcement since 1993. Motion to add Greg Ritterbeck to the Crooksville Police Auxiliary was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Mohler. Motion carried.

Police Chief Walters was present and asked Solicitor Baughman if she has had a chance to review the Police Policies & Procedures Manual. She explained that she has not got to this yet. Chief Walters asked Council and Solicitor Baughman to look at the Mutual Aid Agreement between Crooksville and Roseville and if the part could be edited regarding radars being used. She explained that she would talk to Judge Wilson about this and get his thoughts before moving forward with this. This was discussed in further detail.

LEGISTLATIVE: Motion to accept the third reading of Ordinance 2583, an Ordinance Waiving the Water/Sewer rate increase for 2017 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Locke. Motion carried.

Motion to accept Ordinance 2583, an Ordinance Waiving the Water/Sewer rate increase for 2017 was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Ms. Smith. Motion carried.

Motion to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2584, an Ordinance Approving, Adopting, and Enacting American Legal Publishing’s Ohio Basic Code, 2017 Edition was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

INSURANCE: Motion to increase excess insurance coverage to meet Genesee and Wyoming RR requirements for the new Waterline Crossing was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Hampton stated that he would like to have the understanding about Emergency Networking Service Agreement. It was shown that Fire/EMS Chief Ralph Hill had let everyone know that the monthly cost for this would be approximately $250. Council understood that this was a service agreement with a monthly charge.

 

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Rice stated that on Thursday night during Climbing Wall they would be having a Donut Eating Contest down at the Rec Center. He invited everyone to stop down and watch because it was going to be a good time and funny to see.

CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Peggy Higgins was present and let Council know that she will be coming back as Pool Manager this year.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion to go into Executive Session per ORC 121.22 (G) (2) was made by Mr. Mohler and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.

Council is out of executive session with decisions made.

Motion to purchase the Old Beaumont Building for $68,000 was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Mr. Mohler stated that it was in the minutes from February 6th it was already approved to purchase and this did not need to be done again.

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

 

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BRITTANY ROSS                                                     FRED REDFERN

Fiscal Officer                                                              Mayor