Crooksville Council Meeting Minutes Monday, March 2, 2015
ROLL CALL: Mr. Mohler called the meeting to order with the following members present Mr. Rice, Mr. Redfern, Mr. Hampton, Mr. Dennis, and Ms. Driggs. Jan Baughman and Tom Collins were present. Mayor Lantz was absent.
MINUTES: Motion to approve Clerk’s minutes was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.
REPORTS: Motion to approve March revenue adjustments for the 2015 Budget was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
Motion to approve Mayor’s Reports for February was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2015-15 paid bills and payroll was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.
TO BE PAID BILLS: A motion to approve Resolution 2015-16 to be paid bills was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
TRANSFER: A motion to approve Resolution 2015-17 transferring funds was made by Mr. Hampton and seconded by Mr. Rice. Motion carried.
PARK & RECREATION: Mr. Hampton stated that the dance for the 6th and 7th graders was rescheduled for this Saturday due to weather last weekend. He also stated that the rec league basketball is finished except for their banquet.
SERVICE: Andrew Kimble from Kimble Refuse was present to discuss with Council about his trash hauling services available since Crooksville is now within their provided area. He explained their history and gave some basic rates for trash. For residential customers, it is billed quarterly at $20 month including tote and with a senior citizen rate of $18 a month starting depending on how many totes you have. He stated that he would like to apply for permit and will get all of the required information in to get this approval. Council discussed with Mr. Kimble how it would work to contract out the whole Village with one trash hauler for his services.
Motion to approve the purchase of 2015 Ford F-150 4×4 at State Purchasing Price of $25,291 from Valley Ford Truck was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
SAFETY: Police Chief Walters was present to discuss with Council the parking problems that are going on around town. He stated that they are going to measure and mark all curbs around town and do everything how it is supposed to be done in regards to legal parking. There are issues with parking in regards to intersections that complaints are coming in for. Peach was upset that warning tickets are being handed out for people parking under the light at corner of Star and Main Street. She feels that if he is going to do this then he needs to take care of the rest of the problems around town. Chief Walters, Jerry Marks, and Pat Corder are going to take a day and measure and mark intersections as well as prepare for painting. He read what the State requirements are and what the specs are for these. This was discussed in further detail. There are many places around town that this will cause uproar over but this will have to be handled.
Fire/EMS Chief Ralph Hill was present to give Council the Fire EMS monthly report for February. He gave Council a brief summary of what was done in February as well as the total fire and EMS runs and the breakdown of how many each was in regards to.
BUILDING: Approval to put modular home on lot at 224 Vaughn Street was discussed with Council. A woman called in and wanted to make sure she could put a modular home on the lot before she went through the process of doing the permit. Council stated that it would be okay as long as they did the required paperwork for the permit and did everything correctly.
Motion to approve building permit for Geoffrey Gould at 110 High Street was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Vote went as follows: Mr. Rice yes, Mr. Redfern no, Mr. Hampton yes, Mr. Dennis no, Ms. Driggs yes, and Mr. Mohler yes. Mr. Redfern Motion carried. Mr. Redfern asked if this was already up. Mr. Mohler stated that it is most of the way and Mr. Redfern stated that he does not understand why people put stuff up and then come and ask if okay to do with permit. Mr. Redfern asked if we have access to the utilities between the two lots. Mr. Mohler replied that Robert signed off that we do. Motion carried. Tom stated that he will have it put on the runaround channel again about getting a building permit before doing any work.
LEGISTLATIVE: Motion to accept the second reading of Ordinance 2514, an Ordinance establishing the Unclaimed Monies Fund was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
Motion to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2516, an Ordinance Authorizing the Chief of Police to Contribute Certain Unclaimed Property to Nonprofit Organization was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried. Mr. Rice asked if this was in regards to the bicycles and Chief Walters told him that it was.
Motion to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2517, an Ordinance Establishing the Street Paving Debt Service Fund was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
Motion to accept the first reading of Ordinance 2518, an Ordinance Declaring Property Surplus, Obsolete, Unfit and Authorizing Discard to Police Auxiliary was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Dennis. Motion carried.
Motion to suspend the rules for Ordinance 2519, an Ordinance amending the 2015 Budget as an emergency was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.
Motion to accept Ordinance 2519, an Ordinance amending the 2015 Budget as an emergency was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Motion carried.
CEMETERY BOARD: Mr. Mohler stated that he should have the 2014 Year End Report for the Cemetery for Council at the next workshop meeting.
UTILITY: Motion to approve water/sewer abandonment permit for Mark Swingle at 746 Keystone Street was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Hampton. Mr. Mohler stated that this is for complete abandonment and all is taken care of. Brittany explained that this had to do with Christy Catalytics and the permit fee was paid a long time ago but just completed the work. Motion carried.
OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Nothing.
NEW BUSINESS: Nothing.
CITIZENS COMMENTS/ COMPLAINTS: Ralph Hill stated that the Street Department has done a great job at keeping the roads clear with all the snow that we have had.
ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Rice and seconded by Mr. Redfern. Motion carried.
BRITTANY ROSS CHRIS MOHLER
Fiscal Officer President Pro Tem